Eggshell calcium Paper accepted in Journal of the Royal Society Interface

4 09 2021

Very pleased that our paper has been accepted in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Big congratulations to PhD student Steph McClelland on getting her 2nd PhD paper published. This work is in collaboration with Phill Cassey, Golo Maurer and Mark Hauber, and looks at calcium investment in eggshells across bird species. More to follow.

Paper accepted in Methods in Ecology and Evolution

17 08 2021

Thrilled our paper (with Prof. Craig White, Monash) has been accepted in Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Titled “Externally attached biologgers cause compensatory body mass loss in birds”, we show that deploying a bio logger on captive homing pigeons causes them to lose the equivalent body mass. More to follow when published.

Dispatches on our Current Biology paper

27 07 2021

Damien Farine wrote an interesting Dispatches article to accompany our Current Biology paper, which was formally published today. You can read it here!

New paper out in Proc Roy Soc B

16 06 2021

Our new paper is out today in Proc Roy Soc B, all about eggshell conductance. Congrats Marie, and thank you Leverhulme for funding our work. You can read it here!

Paper out in Current Biology

11 06 2021

Thrilled our paper is out in Current Biology, and big Congratulations to Dan Sankey!! See below post for link to paper.

Sheffield Doc/Fest

11 06 2021

Had a fascinating time working to create this audio walk for Sheffield Doc/Fest. A different experience for me. My contribution was very small, but very much enjoyed the chats that led to this happening.

Leverhulme Grant Extension

11 06 2021

We are extremely grateful to the Leverhulme Trust for funding an extension to our eggshell grant. And we’re thrilled that means postdoc Marie Attard will be with us for another 6 months.

New paper out in Open Science

19 05 2021

Congratulations Baptiste Garde – new paper out today in Open Science about pigeon flight – you can read it here !

Happy Birthday David Attenborough

9 05 2021

Having David spend a few days filming with our fish and eggshells certainly remains one of the highlights of my career. Here he is with My Flamenco, as featured in the series Natural Curiosities.

Paper accepted in Proc Roy Soc B

7 05 2021

Thrilled that our paper titled “Climate variability and parent nesting strategies influence gas exchange across avian eggshells” has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. A huge congratulations and thank you to postdoc Marie, and thanks to the Leverhulme for funding the work.