Stuart J.E. Baird Ph.D.

Position full-time researcher
Direction evolutionary biology, population genetics

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  • 1990: BSc Ord Computer Science (non graduating) – The University of Edinburgh.
  • 1991: BSc Hons (Zoology) – The University of Edinburgh, (class medallist).
  • 1995: Ph.D. – The University of Edinburgh, Population genetics.
  • 2005-present: Chargé de Recherche (première class) INRA, Paris (Med ed disponibilité 2008).


  • 2012-present: Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Department of Population Biology Studenec – researcher.
  • 2012-present: University of Antwerpen, Belgium – affiliate researcher.
  • 2008-present: Universidade do Porto, Portugal – Associate Professor.
  • 2003-2008: Chargé de Recherche (1st class), INRA. CBGP Montpellier, France.
  • 2001-2003: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, USA – associate research.
  • 1999-2001: University of Queensland, Australia – ARC associate research.
  • 1999-1999: Université de Montpellier II, France – CNRS visiting fellowship.
  • 1997-1999: University of Indiana, USA – NSF Postdoctoral fellowship.
  • 1995-1996: The University of Edinburgh, UK – NERC Post-Doctoral Research Assistant.
  • 1995-1995: Université de Montpellier II, France – ESF Short Visiting Fellowship.

Recent Invited Contribution

  • March-April 2012: Frontiers of Speciation (FroSpects) summer school, European Science Foundation (ESF), Pruhonice, Czech Republic.
  • March-April 2012: Programming for Evolutionary Biology Workshop, funding: VolkswagenStiftung, Leipzig, Germany.
  • January 2011: International Conference of Landscape Genetics, plenary: Spatial Coalescent Methods and Phylogeography, Bialowieza, Poland.
  • January 2010: International Biogeography Society (IBS) Conference, talk: Spatial Coalescent Methods and Phylogeography, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • October 2010: European Science Foundation (ESF) Frontiers of Speciation (FroSpects) one-day symposium, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • January 2010: Marie Curie Initial Training Network: Speciation. Workshop: Genetics and Genomics of Speciation, Losehill Hall, UK.
  • May 2009: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket): Conservation genetics workshop – Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2008: ESF Conservation genetics summer school – Liblice, Czech Republic.
  • 2008: ARC workshop Modelling cane toad invasion dynamics – TERF, NT, Australia.
  • 2007: ARC Research Network: Understanding recent evolutionary history of Australian Biota: Phylogeography and Coalescence Workshop – Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2007: DNA Sampling workshop – Design of geographic sampling strategies – Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France.

Academic service

  • reviewer – Evolution, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Heredity, Current Biology, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Ecology Resources, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Bioinformatics, Conservation Genetics, Ecology and Evolution, Avian Biology.