Lab Social

2 12 2022

We had a fun lab away day, involving Moroccan food for lunch, and then an Escape Room we barely escaped from. Congrats also to Jasper, Rana and Ursh on submitting their MSc theses!





Paper accepted in Methods in Ecology and Evolution

18 11 2022

Very happy to have our paper accepted in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, and congratulations Andrew and Marina, who did much of the heavy lifting for the work. This is a reworked version of a group EPSRC grant, and it’s great to have it find the ideal home. It’s all about biologically inspired herding of animal groups by robots. More to follow.





New paper, in Antioxidants

15 11 2022

Congratulations PJ Jacobs and Pretoria mole-rat team for their new paper in Antioxidants, and thanks for including us in the work. All about tissue oxidative ecology along an aridity gradient in a mammalian subterranean species!





Lab visit to The Hawk Conservancy

27 10 2022

A very enjoyable visit to The Hawk Conservancy. Mainly to collect the visual field equipment. But stayed for the birds.





Quick Guide in Current Biology

24 10 2022

Always a pleasure to write about Secretary Birds, so was very happy to be asked to write a Quick Guide on them for Current Biology. It’s a Special Issue focusing on birds, and each contributor got to write a short piece about their favourite bird. I wrote about the first time I saw a wild Rhinoceros Hornbill. You can read the two articles HERE and HERE, respectively.





New MSc Student

19 09 2022

Third and finally, we welcome Jorge Emms-Medina, who will be working on how pigeons recognise each other.





Borneo Fieldcourse

8 09 2022

After numerous cancellations due to COVID, it’s been great to be in Borneo, running our Borneo Fieldcourse for the Undergraduate students.





New paper accepted in Ibis

7 09 2022

Very happy our paper has been accepted in Ibis. All about drivers of eggshell thickness indices in bird eggshells. Congrats first author Marie Attard.





New MSc Students

7 09 2022

Second up, we have Matthew Lawrence. Matthew is going to be studying the interaction between short-term memory and route-learning behaviour in pigeons!





New MSc students

25 08 2022

We’re looking forward to welcoming three new MSc students to the lab next month. First up, we have Ellie Lucas. Ellie is going to be studying the visual fields of tropical seabirds!