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

Publications

  1. et. al. Estimates for energy expenditure in free‐living animals using acceleration proxies; a reappraisal. Journal of Animal Ecology
  2. & Exploring the relationship between flapping behaviour and accelerometer signal during ascending flight, and a new approach to calibration. Ibis
  3. & Making sense of ultrahigh-resolution movement data: A new algorithm for inferring sites of interest. Ecology and Evolution
  4. & Implanted Nanosensors in Marine Organisms for Physiological Biologging: Design, Feasibility, and Species Variability. ACS Sensors
  5. & Luck in Food Finding Affects Individual Performance and Population Trajectories. Current Biology 28(23), 3871-3877.e5.

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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 developmental differences in Juvenile Meerkats using accelerometry (current)

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

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Links between power and heat production in free living birds (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Habitat selection and movement energetics of giant tortoises on Round Island, Mauritius. (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger
  • Environmental thresholds of resistance in the seagrasses (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Unsworth
  • Cataloging the behaviours of the Asian Houbara with a view for its conservation (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Sensing Movement To Understand Animal Behaviour (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • Working title: Art and Design Practices as a Driver for Novel Deformable Materianls, Controls and Frameworks (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Jennifer Pearson
    Other supervisor: Dr Simon Robinson
    Other supervisor: Prof Matt Jones
  • A new approach to assessing sea turtle behaviour and wellbeing in a controlled environment: in search of a fingerprint for animal welfare (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Carlos Garcia De Leaniz
  • Evolution and behavioural ecology of antipredator defences in snakes (current)

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

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Emily Shepard
  • 'The foraging ecology of red-tailed tropicbirds' (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
  • '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
  • 'An investigation into a new metric for stress' (awarded 2018)

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

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Luca Borger