Dan’s thesis submitted!

19 09 2019

Huge Congratulations to PhD student Dan Sankey! Massive accomplishment, and in just under three years. Lots of exciting papers to come.

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Scientific Associate of the Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum

10 09 2019

Thrilled to become a Scientific Associate at The Natural History Museum, London. This honorary role formalises the various work and projects I’m involved with at the Museum, and will lead to more fruitful collaborations through using the various collections for research. Very grateful to Dr Alex Bond for proposing the idea.

Rosa busy in China

19 07 2019

PhD student Rosa Gleave is busy in China, studying the critically endangered Blue-crowned Laughthrush. You can see a photo story of her current trip here!


New paper out in Science of Nature

16 07 2019

Our new paper is out in The Science of Nature, which shows what happens to cluster flocking pigeons when they fly a long distance – they spread out. You can read it here! Congrats PhD student Dan Sankey.

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Article in The Conversation

3 07 2019

To coincide with our ‘goose moon’ paper, which you can read here, I’ve written a piece for The Conversation about animal behaviour, the moon and eclipses, which can be found here! (photo, K. Witman)


Paper accepted in Animal Behaviour

1 07 2019

Congratulations PhD Dan Sankey who just got his 2nd PhD paper accepted, in Animal Behaviour. In this paper, we show how birds compromise on speed when flying in flocks. More to follow.


Paper out in Ecology and Evolution

25 06 2019

We have a paper out today, in Ecology and Evolution, all about how wild geese respond physiologically to supermoon events. You can read it here!