New paper out in Proc Roy Soc B

16 06 2021

Our new paper is out today in Proc Roy Soc B, all about eggshell conductance. Congrats Marie, and thank you Leverhulme for funding our work. You can read it here!





Paper out in Current Biology

11 06 2021

Thrilled our paper is out in Current Biology, and big Congratulations to Dan Sankey!! See below post for link to paper.





Sheffield Doc/Fest

11 06 2021

Had a fascinating time working to create this audio walk for Sheffield Doc/Fest. A different experience for me. My contribution was very small, but very much enjoyed the chats that led to this happening.





Leverhulme Grant Extension

11 06 2021

We are extremely grateful to the Leverhulme Trust for funding an extension to our eggshell grant. And we’re thrilled that means postdoc Marie Attard will be with us for another 6 months.





New paper out in Open Science

19 05 2021

Congratulations Baptiste Garde – new paper out today in Open Science about pigeon flight – you can read it here !





Happy Birthday David Attenborough

9 05 2021

Having David spend a few days filming with our fish and eggshells certainly remains one of the highlights of my career. Here he is with My Flamenco, as featured in the series Natural Curiosities.





Paper accepted in Proc Roy Soc B

7 05 2021

Thrilled that our paper titled “Climate variability and parent nesting strategies influence gas exchange across avian eggshells” has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. A huge congratulations and thank you to postdoc Marie, and thanks to the Leverhulme for funding the work.





Paper out in Functional Ecology

5 05 2021

Our new paper, very much led by Prof. Craig White, is now out in Functional Ecology. You can read it here:

https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1365-2435.13807





Mini lab do

25 04 2021

Was great to be able to meet up with half the lab for a social, for the first time in 8 months. Looking forward to the social with the other half, before hopefully in June all being able to get together.





Paper accepted in Current Biology

13 04 2021

Huge congratulations to former PhD student Dan Sankey, whose paper “Absence of “selfish-herd” dynamics in bird flocks under threat” has been accepted in Current Biology. This was very much Dan’s brainchild, and we collaborated with Prof. Charlotte Hemelrijk and team. Our paper uses a robotic peregrine falcon to investigate how bird flocks respond to threat. More details to follow.