Dr Andy Griffiths
Advanced Research Assistant
Andy is an Advanced Research Assistant for the Tree of Life Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. He is hosted by the Conservation Genetics Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh and focuses on Tree of Life sampling activities in Scotland.
Andy completed a PhD in Plant Evolutionary Ecology, studying the phylogenetic diversity and distribution of plants in tropical montane cloud forests. His role in the Tree of Life programme draws on extensive fieldwork experience to coordinate and develop sampling opportunities in Scotland. Andy has a deep interest in the ecology of mountain environments.