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

Publications

  1. Sequeira, A., Heupel, M., Lea, M., Eguíluz, V., Duarte, C., Meekan, M., Thums, M., Calich, H., Carmichael, R., Costa, D., Ferreira, L., Fernandéz‐Gracia, J., Harcourt, R., Harrison, A., Jonsen, I., McMahon, C., Sims, D., Wilson, R., Hays, G., Wilson, R. The importance of sample size in marine megafauna tagging studies Ecological Applications 29 6
  2. Wilson, R., Börger, L., Holton, M., Scantlebury, D., Gómez‐Laich, A., Quintana, F., Rosell, F., Graf, P., Williams, H., Gunner, R., Hopkins, L., Marks, N., Geraldi, N., Duarte, C., Scott, R., Strano, M., Robotka, H., Eizaguirre, C., Fahlman, A., Shepard, E., Borger, L. Estimates for energy expenditure in free‐living animals using acceleration proxies; a reappraisal Journal of Animal Ecology
  3. Van Walsum, T., Perna, A., Bishop, C., Murn, C., Collins, P., Wilson, R., Halsey, L. Exploring the relationship between flapping behaviour and accelerometer signal during ascending flight, and a new approach to calibration Ibis
  4. Munden, R., Börger, L., Wilson, R., Redcliffe, J., Loison, A., Garel, M., Potts, J., Borger, L. Making sense of ultrahigh-resolution movement data: A new algorithm for inferring sites of interest Ecology and Evolution
  5. Lee, M., Nguyen, F., Scott, K., Chan, N., Bakh, N., Jones, K., Pham, C., Garcia-Salinas, P., Garcia-Parraga, D., Fahlman, A., Marco, V., Koman, V., Oliver, R., Hopkins, L., Rubio, C., Wilson, R., Meekan, M., Duarte, C., Strano, M. Implanted Nanosensors in Marine Organisms for Physiological Biologging: Design, Feasibility, and Species Variability ACS Sensors

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Teaching

  • 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

  • Comparing the Meerkat: Using biologging to understand differential development in juvenile meerkats Suricata suricatta. (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • A new approach for saving the ploughshare tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora); smart tags that talk back. (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Cataloging the behaviours of the Asian Houbara with a view for its conservation (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Circles within spirals, wheels within wheels; Body rotation facilitates critical insights into animal behavioural ecology (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Environmental thresholds of resistance in the seagrasses (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Unsworth
  • A study of head tag movement on slow moving reptiles. A case study on giant tortoises. (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • Behavioural biomarkers for animal health: a case study using animal-attached technology on loggerhead turtles (current)

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • Evolution of the defensive display of cobras (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kevin Arbuckle
  • Working title: Art and Design Practices as a Driver for Deformable Controls, Textures and Screen Interactions (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Jennifer Pearson
    Other supervisor: Dr Simon Robinson
    Other supervisor: Prof Matt Jones
  • Determinants of fine-scale movements in the trajectories of Magellanic penguins Spheniscus magellanicus navigating between their nests and the sea (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • ''Behaviour, energetics and movement through biologging in the Canidae'' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • 'The foraging ecology of red-tailed tropicbirds' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • A new perspective on angling; smart tag monitoring of angler and fish behaviour (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Towards a predicitive framework for assessing physical tag detriment in birds (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • 'Ecological engineers on the move: Identifying the environmental factors controlling the movement and dispersal of the Aldabra tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) on Round Island, Mauritius.' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • 'An investigation into a new metric for stress' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • 'Semiochemical sprays "flush out" Western Flower Thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) from cryptic habits and improve monitoring and control' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Tariq Butt
  • 'Life in the slow lane: The sloth niche, divine or dangerous?' (awarded 2018)

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

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger