Eider paper accepted

8 07 2017

Common-Eider Our paper on eider migration and body temperature has been accepted in Frontiers in Physiology. More details soon. Magella Guillemette (UQAR) leads the study.

Prize success for PhD students

6 07 2017

Bit of prize success for PhD students Lucy Taylor and Dan Sankey. Lucy won best poster prize at the Annual Main Meeting for the Society for Experimental Biology (with “Fellowship of the Wing”), and Dan won best talk at the annual RHUL Symposium. Nice work.

Pigeon paper out in Phil Trans B

3 07 2017

Our new paper on pigeon laboratory behavioural traits and subsequent homing is out in Phil Trans B. You can read it here!


Mole rat research

24 06 2017

HeliArg3Thrilled to get a grant to undertake more research into the Bathyergidae group (inc. naked mole rats). Head to South Africa in October, working with Chris Faulkes (QMUL), Monica Daley (RVC) and Nigel Bennett (Pretoria).


Attenborough-Betta Preview

18 06 2017

David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities

18 06 2017


Our episodes of David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities will be shown on Sunday June 25th, 7pm, W channel. Featuring our eggshell work, and mostly, our Siamese Fighting Fish (thankfully just the animals on TV though, not me).

Pigeon paper accepted in JEB

30 05 2017

PhD student Lucy Taylor has had her first pigeon-related PhD paper accepted, entitled “Homing pigeons modulate wingbeat characteristics as a function of route familiarity”. The paper will be out in The Journal of Experimental Biology – more details to follow when published.