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Dr Sarah Trinder

Job Title
Research Fellow
Life Sciences
024 765 74978
Research Interests

I am an ecological geneticist interested in understanding how genetic variation and ecology interact in plant populations and communities. I also have an interest in the conservation of long-term collections and experiments as a resource for research.

I am currently working on the UK Vegetable Genebank project, which conserves a collection of around 14,000 vegetable crops and related wild species. My role particularly focuses on the data management of the collection, as well as carrying out research to better understand the genetic diversity contained within the collection. Currently I am focused on studying the patterns of genetic diversity in our carrot collections.

My PhD was completed at the University of Liverpool working with Dr Raj Whitlock. My research used a long-term climate manipulation experiment to understand whether plants will evolve in response to climate change, and whether this will be sufficient to allow them to persist as conditions change.


PhD University of Liverpool 2012-2016

BSc Biology with a Year in Industry University of York 2008-2012

Member, British Ecological Society

  • de Vere, Natasha, Rich, Tim C. G., Trinder, Sarah A., Long, Charlotte, 2014. DNA barcoding for plants. In Batley, J. (ed.), Plant Genotyping : Methods in Molecular Biology (Methods and Protocols), New York, NY, Humana Press, pp. 101-118
Title Funder Award start Award end
Genebank 1 year extension Linked to Ideate 36622 and 60414 extension to R.LFCA.3005 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2021 31 Mar 2022
Genebank 2 year extension Linked to Ideate 36622 extension to R.LFCA.3005 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2019 31 Mar 2021