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 the long-term studies of red deer on the Isle of Rum and Soay sheep on the St Kilda islands, both in NW Scotland, but has also involved studies on several other vertebrate populations.
I am currently based at the Australian National University, Canberra, on an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, but will be back in Edinburgh in autumn 2014.


Group Members


Field Assistants

  • Ali Donald (fieldworker on Rum red deer)
  • Martyn Baker (fieldworker on Rum red deer)
  • Jill Pilkington (fieldworker on St Kilda Soay sheep)


Previous Members