Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow.
The focus of my fellowship research is to explore how visual landmarks are used by fish for navigation and whether sensory pollution reduces the efficiency of this fundamental behaviour. I am using a range of cutting-edge photogrammetry techniques and behavioural experiments in both the laboratory and field to answer these questions.
Anna is researching the visual mechanisms that govern fish movement (e.g. optomotor response) and whether the efficacy of these systems can be altered by sensory pollution. Co-supervised by Theresa Burt de Perera.
Ellen is using sticklebacks to study the impact of environmental stressors of feeding and movement behaviours. She will measure the functional response of fish under warmed, and turbid conditions after short and long acclimation periods.
Will is the coral reef damselfish Chrysiptera cyanea to test how changes to perceptual range can influence the navigational mechanisms used by fish. Co-supervised by Theresa Burt de Perera.