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 Luke Lear

Luke Lear

PhD Student

 Environment and Sustainability Institute ESI 01.25


Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


My PhD looks at what may indirectly select for virulence and antimicrobial resistance in microbial communities. I use the insect infection model Galleria mellonella to test for virulence. My research also looks at how factors, such as disturbance and community biodiversity, may influence the susceptibility of a community to invasion, particularly by pathogens.



Journal articles

Lear L, Hesse E, Buckling A, Vos M (In Press). Copper Selects for Siderophore-Mediated Virulence in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.
Lear L, Hesse E, Buckling A, Vos M (In Press). Copper selects for siderophore-mediated virulence in <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i>.  Abstract.
Lear L, Hesse E, Newsome L, Gaze W, Buckling A, Vos M (2023). The effect of metal remediation on the virulence and antimicrobial resistance of the opportunistic pathogen <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i>. Evolutionary Applications, 16(7), 1377-1389. Abstract.
Lear L, Padfield D, Dowsett T, Jones M, Kay S, Hayward A, Vos M (2022). Bacterial colonisation dynamics of household plastics in a coastal environment. Sci Total Environ, 838(Pt 4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Lear L, Padfield D, Inamine H, Shea K, Buckling A (2022). Disturbance-mediated invasions are dependent on community resource abundance. Ecology, 103(8). Abstract.  Author URL.
Lear L, Hesse E, Shea K, Buckling A (2020). Disentangling the mechanisms underpinning disturbance-mediated invasion. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287(1919). Abstract.

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