Life Sciences Building 3323A
Ph.D., Evolutionary Biology, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
B.A. (Mod.), Zoology, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Hazel Byrne is a Postdoctoral Researcher in ISG. Her research centres on Neotropical primate evolutionary genetics / genomics and systematics. She is interested using genetic data to explore Neotropical primate diversity, probe their evolutionary history, and investigate how and why they evolved novel morphological and behavioural traits. To date, her research has focused most strongly on titi monkeys (Callicebinae), using genetic data to understand their evolutionary history and biogeography, as well as evaluating their taxonomy.
Currently, Byrne is studying robust capuchin (Sapajus) genomics with ISG Faculty Dr. Jessica Lynch Alfaro and Patrícia Izar (University of Sāo Paulo), funded by FAPESP. She continues her research investigating the evolutionary history of Callicebinae with Dr. Jean P. Boubli (University of Salford) and Dr. Tomas Hrbek (Federal University of Amazonas).
2018. Byrne H, Lynch Alfaro JW, Sampaio I, Farias I, Schneider H, Hrbek T. 2018. Titi monkey biogeography: Parallel Pleistocene spread by Plecturocebus and Cheracebus into a post-Pebas Western Amazon. Zoologica Scripta, 00, 1–19. DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12300
2017. Boubli JP, da Silva MN, Rylands AB, Nash SD, Bertuol F, Nunes M, Mittermeier RA, Byrne H, da Silva FE, Röhe F, Sampaio I, Schneider H, Farias IP, Hrbek T. 2017. How many Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella Gray, 1870) species are there? A taxonomic re-appraisal based on new molecular evidence. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.11.010
2016. Byrne H, Rylands AB, Carneiro JC, Lynch Alfaro JW, Bertuol F, da Silva MNF, Messias M, Groves CP, Mittermeier RA, Farias I, Hrbek T, Schneider H, Sampaio I, Boubli JP. 2016. Phylogenetic relationships of the New World titi monkeys (Callicebus): First appraisal of taxonomy based on molecular evidence. Frontiers in Zoology 13: 1–25.