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Dr Felix Vaux

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Research interests

  • Evolution (selection, speciation, introgression, extinction​)​
  • Population genetics and genomics
  • Phylogenetics
  • Geometric morphometrics
  • Palaeontology​


Current postdoctoral project

Founder Takes All? Tracking the colonisation of New Zealand's newly uplifted shores (Marsden Fund 18-UOO-172)

Collaborators: Jon Waters, Ceridwen Fraser, Dave Craw 

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Massey University, 2017
  • BSc Hons in Evolutionary Biology with Study Abroad, University of Exeter, 2013

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Publications

O'Malley, K. G., Vaux, F., & Black, A. N. (2019). Characterizing neutral and adaptive genomic differentiation in a changing climate: The most northerly freshwater fish as a model. Ecology & Evolution, 9(4), 2004-2017. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4891

Vaux, F., Morgan-Richards, M., Daly, E. E., & Trewick, S. A. (2019). Tuatara and a new morphometric dataset for Rhynchocephalia: Comments on Herrera-Flores et al. Palaeontology, 62(2), 321-334. doi: 10.1111/pala.12402

Gemmell, M. R., Trewick, S. A., Crampton, J. S., Vaux, F., Hills, S. F. K., Daly, E. E., … Morgan-Richards, M. (2018). Genetic structure and shell shape variation within a rocky shore whelk suggest both diverging and constraining selection with gene flow. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 125, 827-843. doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/bly142

Vaux, F., Trewick, S. A., Crampton, J. S., Marshall, B. A., Beu, A. G., Hills, S. F. K., & Morgan-Richards, M. (2018). Evolutionary lineages of marine snails identified using molecular phylogenetics and geometric morphometric analysis of shells. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 127, 626-637. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.06.009

Vaux, F., Hills, S. F. K., Marshall, B. A., Trewick, S. A., & Morgan-Richards, M. (2018). Genome statistics and phylogenetic reconstructions for Southern Hemisphere whelks (Gastropoda: Buccinulidae). Data in Brief, 16, 172-181. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.11.021

Other Research Output

Vaux, F., Morgan-Richards, M., Daly, E. E., & Trewick, S. A. (2018). Data from: Tuatara and a new morphometric dataset for Rhynchocephalia: comments on Herrera‐Flores et al. Dryad. doi: 10.5061/dryad.ms7q2q4

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Journal - Research Article

O'Malley, K. G., Vaux, F., & Black, A. N. (2019). Characterizing neutral and adaptive genomic differentiation in a changing climate: The most northerly freshwater fish as a model. Ecology & Evolution, 9(4), 2004-2017. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4891

Gemmell, M. R., Trewick, S. A., Crampton, J. S., Vaux, F., Hills, S. F. K., Daly, E. E., … Morgan-Richards, M. (2018). Genetic structure and shell shape variation within a rocky shore whelk suggest both diverging and constraining selection with gene flow. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 125, 827-843. doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/bly142

Vaux, F., Hills, S. F. K., Marshall, B. A., Trewick, S. A., & Morgan-Richards, M. (2018). Genome statistics and phylogenetic reconstructions for Southern Hemisphere whelks (Gastropoda: Buccinulidae). Data in Brief, 16, 172-181. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.11.021

Vaux, F., Trewick, S. A., Crampton, J. S., Marshall, B. A., Beu, A. G., Hills, S. F. K., & Morgan-Richards, M. (2018). Evolutionary lineages of marine snails identified using molecular phylogenetics and geometric morphometric analysis of shells. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 127, 626-637. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.06.009

Marshall, B. A., Hills, S. F. K., & Vaux, F. (2018). A new species of Penion P. Fischer, 1884 from northern New Zealand (Mollusca: Neogastropoda: Buccinoidea). Molluscan Research, 38(4), 238-242. doi: 10.1080/13235818.2017.1420398

Vaux, F., Crampton, J. S., Marshall, B. A., Trewick, S. A., & Morgan-Richards, M. (2017). Geometric morphometric analysis reveals that the shells of male and female siphon whelks Penion chathamensis are the same size and shape. Molluscan Research, 37(3), 194-201. doi: 10.1080/13235818.2017.1279474

Vaux, F., Hills, S. F. K., Marshall, B. A., Trewick, S. A., & Morgan-Richards, M. (2017). A phylogeny of Southern Hemisphere whelks (Gastropoda: Buccinulidae) and concordance with the fossil record. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 114, 367-381. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.06.018

Vaux, F., Trewick, S. A., & Morgan-Richards, M. (2016). Lineages, splits and divergence challenge whether the terms anagenesis and cladogenesis are necessary. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117, 165-176. doi: 10.1111/bij.12665

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Journal - Research Other

Vaux, F., Morgan-Richards, M., Daly, E. E., & Trewick, S. A. (2019). Tuatara and a new morphometric dataset for Rhynchocephalia: Comments on Herrera-Flores et al. Palaeontology, 62(2), 321-334. doi: 10.1111/pala.12402

Vaux, F., Trewick, S. A., & Morgan-Richards, M. (2017). Speciation through the looking-glass. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 120, 480-488. doi: 10.1111/bij.12872

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Vaux, F. (2017). Evolutionary lineages and the diversity of New Zealand true whelks (PhD). Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10179/13113

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