Dr. Blair P. Bentley PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Molecular Ecology (MEC) Lab
Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Phone: (+1) 413-685-5161
Link to CV [last updated 8th August 2022]
I am a molecular ecologist with a focus on understanding the impacts of climate change on marine taxa. My research interests are centred around conserving biodiversity in the face of anthropogenic climate change, utilizing molecular tools to explore vulnerability and resilience. I have a particular interest in marine turtles and how their temperature-dependent mechanism of sex determination will impact future population persistence, and how we can use genomics to answer these questions.
Bentley, B. P., …, Mazzoni, C. J., & Komoroske, L. M. (2022). Divergent sensory and immune gene evolution in sea turtles with contrasting demographic and life histories. PNAS 120(7): e2201076120. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2201076120
Bentley, B. P., & Armstrong E. E. (2022) Good from far, but far from good: The impact of a reference genome on evolutionary inference. Molecular Ecology Resources, 22(1): 12-14. DOI 10.1111/1755-0998.13531.