Dr. Alun Jones

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: ajones@uni-muenster.de



Twitter: @101Alun

Scientific Career and Education

  • 09/2021 - Present: Postdoc at the Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster
  • 01/2016 - 07/2021: PhD in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Leicester, with Dr Eamonn Mallon and Dr Ezio Rosato.
    Title: Molecular mechanisms of Hamiltonian traits in Hymenoptera
  • 09/2014 – 08/2015: MRes Biodiversity, Evolution and conservation at University College London. Projects on “The evolution of the echinoderm larval skeleton” with Dr Paola Oliveri and “Investigating traits predicting male reproductive skew in a cooperative breeding bird” with Dr Xavier Harrison
  • 09/2011-08/2014: BSc Zoology University of Leicester


  • An epigenetic clock in an insect model system
    Brink K, Thomas C, Jones A.R.C, Mallon E.B
  • Sexual morph specialisation in a trioecious nematode balances opposing selective forces
    Adams S, Pathak P, Kittelman M, Jones ARC, Mallon EB, Pires-daSilva A
    scientific reports, 2022
  • Bumblebee worker castes show differences in allele-specific DNA methylation and allele specific expression
    Marshall H, Jones ARC, Lonsdale ZN, Mallon EB
    Genome Biology and Evolution, 2020
  • Evidence of capacitation in the parasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis
    Jones ARC, Mallon EB
    Ecology and Evolution, 2020
  • The effects of the neonicotinoid imidacloprid on gene expression and DNA methylation in the buff tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris
    Bebane PSA, Hunt BJ, Pegoraro M, Jones ARC, Marshall H, Rosato E, Mallon EB
    Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2019