Hannah Lemon

Academic Profile

My career so far has largely focused on wildlife and ecology with a particular focus on long-term studies. After finishing my undergraduate Biology degree at St Andrews University I worked on a variety of wild systems covering both birds and mammals. In more recent years I worked as a lab manager looking at the gut microbiome in remote island wild systems.

Current Research

I am currently on the Environmental Research NERC DTP with my DPhil focusing on social behaviour, health and ageing in wild animal populations with a particular emphasis on the use of social network analysis to address these topics.


Sweeny, A. R.*, Lemon, H. E.*, ... & McNally, L. (2021). A mixed model approach for estimating drivers of microbiota community composition and differential taxonomic abundance. (mSystems in review) https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.11.24.395715 * joint first authors de la Filia, A. G., Mongue, A. J., Dorrens, J., Lemon, H., Laetsch, D. R., & Ross, L. (2021). Males that silence their father’s genes: genomic imprinting of a complete haploid genome. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 38, 2566- 2581. Corripio-Miyar, Y., Hayward, A., Lemon, H.,... & McNeilly, T. N. Functionally distinct T-helper cell phenotypes predict resistance to different types of parasites in a wild mammal. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.15.435455 Pick, J. L., Lemon, H., Thomson, C., & Hadfield, J. Decomposing phenotypic skew and its effects on the predicted response to strong selection. Nature Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/n4g5z

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