I have a background in behavioural ecology and sensory ecology, asking questions such as how an animal’s cognition or appearance to other animals affects how they interact with their environment, and how this in turn affects their evolution (see my
My work covers sensory ecology and evolution, especially vision and adaptive coloration. Please visit my lab page for more information. The research conducted in my group and with our collaborators covers a broad range of areas, including: animal vision, in
I am interested in how animals experience the world, and my research focuses on animal perception, cognition and behaviour. For up to date information, please visit my website www.laurakelleyresearch.com. My research uses birds, insects and humans to ask questions about
NERC GW4+ PhD Student, University of Exeter 2019-2023. My current research project is on 'The Role of Camouflage in the Conservation and Survival of Ground-Nesting Birds' supervised by Jolyon Troscianko (Exeter), Martin Stevens (Exeter), Innes Cuthill (Bristol) and Andrew Hoodless (GWCT).
Marie Curie Research fellow My research interests lie at the intersection of vision, behavioral ecology, and evolution. I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow working with Laura Kelley at University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus. Please visit my research website for
I am a research assistant working with Jolyon Troscianko, on visual signalling and anti-predator strategies. My previous research has covered a range of topics in animal coloration, from cuttlefish camouflage patterns to the functions of zebra stripes, but my main
PhD Thesis My project investigates camouflage, colour change and transparency in chameleon prawns from the perspectives of modelled predator (fish) vision. My aim is to understand the function and mechanisms of colour change, and implications for within-species diversity and life
PhD Thesis My PhD thesis aims to examine the role of vision in animals capable of colour change, and how this ability to change colour aids in camouflage. I am specifically looking at the role vision plays in allowing animals