SEB Funded Trip to Canada

12 10 2016

I am currently working with Prof Magella Guillemette at the University of Rimouski (Quebec), finishing two papers we’ve been working on for some time, while sorting out facilities to support a forthcoming grant application. This trip was possible due to a successful application to the SEB’s “Newly Appointed Academics Travel Grant” scheme, so thank you very much SEB for your support.


Pigeon facilites overhauled

5 10 2016

Big new development of the pigeon facilities this week. Four new lofts spread over 2 sheds, which excitedly has quadrupled out capacity. Set for the start of Dan Sankey’s PhD experiments, in collaboration with Dora Biro and Emily Shepard.


Komodo work at ZSL

5 10 2016

Busy working at ZSL this week with Monica Daley and Emily Sparkes from the RVC, on Komodo Dragon locomotion.


JEB Classics

22 09 2016

I’ve got a new article out today in Journal of Experimental Biology, a Classics piece about the first big formation flight paper that was published in 1970 in Science. You can read it here!


Dan Sankey joins group

15 09 2016


Dan starts his PhD next week, and will be investigating how physiology and individual personality traits interact with collective behaviour in birds (more to follow). Dan is co-supervised by Dr Dora Biro (Oxford) and Dr Emily Shepard (Swansea).

Secretary Bird article in Biosphere

11 09 2016

I have an article out in Biosphere Magazine about our Secretary Bird work that was published earlier in the year in Current Biology. Subscibers to the magazine can read the full article on the Biosphere website.

Migration article in BTO Magazine

30 08 2016


I have an article about migration out in the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) magazine – free to all members.