Welcome new PhD student Robin

7 01 2022

Very happy to be welcoming new PhD student Robin Franks to the lab group. Robin is funded by the NERC London DTP, and is co-supervised by Robin Freeman (ZSL) and Elli Leadbeater.





Paper accepted in Royal Society Open Science

5 01 2022

Good news, our paper has been accepted in Royal Science Open Science. Congratulations first and very much lead author Marina Papadopoulou. This paper is a modelling approach, looking at our RoboFalcon empirical data.





Paper accepted in PLOS Computational Biology

20 12 2021

Congratulations Marina Papadopoulou on getting our paper accepted in PLOS Computational Biology. Marina has been doing some fantastic modelling work on the pigeon/RobotFalcon data. More details to follow.





Congrats Steph – viva success

9 12 2021

Huge congrats Steph on passing your PhD viva with minor corrections! And thank you to the examiners, Naomi Langmore and Dave Morritt.





Goodbye Marie

16 11 2021

Very sad to say goodbye to postdoc Marie Attard as our Leverhulme Trust grant comes to an end. Thank you Marie for your brilliant contributions to the group, your hard work, and collegiate approach. It’s been a pleasure!





Paper out in Methods in Ecology and Evolution

8 11 2021

Our new paper is out in Methods in Ecology and Evolution. You can read it here! Pigeons lose compensatory body mass in response to biologgers being attached.





Brood parasite twitching paper out in Proc Roy Soc B

26 10 2021

Congrats Steph McClelland on the new paper out today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. You can read it here! We show that embryo movement is more frequent in avian brood parasites than birds with other reproductive strategies. Big thanks to our collaborators, a huge team effort.





Wettability paper out in Journal of the Royal Society Interface

13 10 2021

Our new paper is out in J Roy Soc Interface. Congrats postdoc Marie. This is part of our Leverhulme funded eggshell project. You can read it here!





Pigeon paper out in Ibis

13 10 2021

Our new paper is out in Ibis. Using accelerometer loggers we show just how much more active the dominant birds are in a group. You can read it here!





Calcium paper out in J Roy Interface

29 09 2021

Our new paper is out in Journal of the Royal Society Interface – congrats Steph McClelland. You can read it here.