Loeske Kruuk Group

Our research aims to understand how natural selection and evolution shape the biological diversity seen in wild animal populations. The work focuses mainly on the long-term studies of red deer on the Isle of Rum in NW Scotland and superb fairy wrens in south-eastern Australia, but has also involved studies on several other vertebrate populations. I am based in Edinburgh, but currently funded by an Australian Research Council Future fellowship through the Australian National University, Canberra.

*** New Book ***

Quantitative Genetics in the Wild, Edited by Anne Charmantier, Dany Garant, and Loeske E. B. Kruuk
Oxford University Press 2014

Quantitative Genetics in the Wild


Follow the latest events at our red deer research project via twitter @RumDeerResearch

Group Members


Field Assistants

  • Ali Morris (fieldworker on Rum red deer)
  • Sean Morris (fieldworker on Rum red deer)
  • Jill Pilkington (fieldworker on St Kilda Soay sheep)


Previous Members