Linnean Society Bicentenary Medal

25 05 2019

Dr Steve Portugal_Bicentenary Medal.jpgAbsolutely thrilled/shocked to have been awarded the Bicentenary Medal by the Linnean Society of London. Endless thanks to everyone I’ve worked with over the years, and those that have supported and guided me, and huge thanks to whomever took the time to nominate me.


Hawk Conservancy

21 05 2019

A great day at the Hawk Conservancy sorting summer projects – lots of loggers and flight work to come.

Paper accepted in Ecology and Evolution

11 05 2019

Great to have our paper accepted in Ecology and Evolution, about how wild geese respond to “supermoon” events. This was data collected back in 2000, and randomly decided to look back over it. Looking at heart rate and body temperature, the geese respond quite dramatically to “supermoon” events, providing the sky is clear and not cloudy! More to follow when the paper is published.


Lab Evening

8 05 2019

Good Lab evening out to wave off Molly and Steph into field.


RHUL Symposium

1 05 2019

PhD students Sam, Dan, Jenny, Steph and Jack did an excellent job of presenting their work at this years RHUL symposium.

Paper accepted in PLOS Biology

8 04 2019

Pigeon2 Thrilled to have our paper accepted in PLOS Biology. Huge Congratulations to PhD Lucy Taylor on all the efforts with the work. All about costs of flocking in birds. More to follow once the paper is out.

Away Day

20 03 2019

We had a fun lab away day, including the The Battle for Britain Escape Room (trying to look serious in the photo). Unfortunately Jack and Tayla couldn’t join, so we’ll just have to have another one in the early summer.