Our Planet on Netflix Soon!

22 01 2019

Excited by “Our Planet” coming to Netflix in April and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Spent an exciting 4 weeks in Cambodia helping film wild Siamese Fighting Fish for the Series. Definitely the best footage of them ever! (Photos: V Angkatavanich).





PhD Studentship Available

21 01 2019

We (Elli Leadbeater and myself) have a PhD opportunity – details below, and via this link. Feel free to get in touch if interested! All about the social dynamics of flocking in birds.

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Fascinating few weeks in Borneo

18 01 2019

A fascinating few weeks in Borneo. Seem to be getting into invertebrates more in the last year or so. This was a very docile scorpion, but someone appears to have cut the sting off. It seemed OK and appeared well fed. After a few days rest in Jakarta, I’m off to Melbourne to work with long-time collaborator Craig White. So far, sabbatical gets 10/10 A+.

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Brood parasite paper accepted in Phil Trans

5 01 2019

Congratulations to PhD student Steph McClelland, whose had her first PhD paper accepted! Our study finds that a reduced eggshell conductance is seemingly a commonality amongst avian brood parasites. Previously we’d just identified it in common cuckoos. More details to follow soon.





PhD Studentship Available

14 12 2018

We (Elli Leadbeater and myself) have a PhD opportunity – details below, and via this link. Feel free to get in touch if interested! All about the social dynamics of flocking in birds.

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Borneo Trip

12 12 2018

I’ll be spending January in Borneo, planning a new field course for our third year BSc students here at Royal Holloway. Finishing touches to travel plans finished and can now just be excited reading about gibbons.

(Photo: Frans Lanting)

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Bees, Peregrines and Pigeons

5 12 2018

Busy couple of days acting as External and Internal Examiner for James Walker (Oxford) and Callum Martin (RHUL). Congratulations both!