Professor Rory Wilson
Professor of Aquatic Biology/Sustainable Aquaculture
Biosciences
Telephone: (01792) 295376

Publications

  1. & Diving behavior in a free-living, semi-aquatic herbivore, the Eurasian beaver Castor fiber. Ecology and Evolution
  2. Undersea Constellations: The Global Biology of an Endangered Marine Megavertebrate Further Informed through Citizen Science. BioScience
  3. & Long necks enhance and constrain foraging capacity in aquatic vertebrates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284(1867), 20172072
  4. Recent advances in telemetry for estimating the energy metabolism of wild fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 88(1), 284-297.
  5. & Extreme roll angles in Argentine sea bass: Could refuge ease posture and buoyancy control of marine coastal fishes?. Marine Biology 163(4)

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Teaching

  • BIO318 Ecology of Marine Animals

    This is a research-led module that explores the free-living behaviour of a range of marine animals through recent advances in biotelemetry such as satellite tracking and use of miniaturized dive computers and activity sensors attached to animals ranging from fish to air-breathing vertebrates.

  • BIO325 Physics for Biologists

    This module will examine how physics governs much of what we observe in the way vertebrates are built and how they react according to circumstance. It will become apparent that comprehension of physics is key to enhanced analysis, synthesis and evaluation of much of vertebrate biology.

Supervision

  • 'An investigation into a new metric for stress' (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Movement energetics of giant tortoises on Round Island, Mauritius (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • Towards a predicitive framework for assessing physical tag detriment in birds (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Prey capture, movement energetics and climate change responses in the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • 'A new perspective on angling; smart tag monitoring of angler and fish behaviour' (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • 'The foraging ecology of red-tailed tropicbirds' (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Carlos Garcia De Leaniz
  • 'Semiochemical sprays "flush out" Western Flower Thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) from cryptic habits and improve monitoring and control' (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Tariq Butt
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kevin Arbuckle
  • Characterizing the aerial habitat for birds' flight. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • TBC (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Matt Jones
  • A reef in motion; space-time-species interactions in a coral-based community (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • 'Life in the slow lane: The sloth niche, divine or dangerous?' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • Environmental thresholds of resistance in the seagrass Zostera marina (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Unsworth
  • 'AUKWARD LANDINGS: How do flight characteristics and wind conditions affect nest site selection of auks?' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • 'Ecological proxies in a half shell: What dictates the movement of ecological analogue, Aldabra Tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) on Round Island, Mauritius' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • 'The use of accelerometers as a window into aspects of the human condition' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Geoff Proffitt
  • 'Dynamic ungulates and the use of accelerometry to define movement patterns' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger