Lecturer
Biosciences
Telephone: (01792) 602199
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Areas of Expertise

  • Animal Colouration
  • Visual Ecology
  • Comparative Methods
  • Life History
  • Invasion Biology

Publications

  1. & Experimental evidence that primate trichromacy is well suited for detecting primate social colour signals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284(1856), 20162458
  2. & Interspecific visual signalling in animals and plants: a functional classification. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 372(1724), 20160344
  3. & Fast life history traits promote invasion success in amphibians and reptiles. Ecology Letters 20(2), 222-230.
  4. & Who cares? Experimental attention biases provide new insights into a mammalian sexual signal. Behavioral Ecology 27(1), 68-74.
  5. & Sexually selected lip colour indicates male group-holding status in the mating season in a multi-level primate society. Royal Society Open Science 2(12), 150490

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Teaching

  • BIO342 Sensory Ecology

    This module explores how organisms gather information from their environment and how they use this to make decisions and perform vital tasks such as foraging and mating. Taking the physical structure of different environments and the needs of the organisms that inhabit them as starting points, the course investigates the physiology and evolutionary ecology of sensory systems within and across modalities (visual, auditory, magnetoreception etc.), to understand why they vary so much, and how they are used.

Supervision

  • Camouflage during pursuit (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • The Evolution of Venomous Insects (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Kevin Arbuckle

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
April 2016 Present Lecturer Swansea University

Administrative Responsibilities

  • MPhil/PhD Programme Coordinator - Biosciences

    2017 - Present