I am interested in the evolution of animal visual systems, animal colouration and the relationship between the two. I use behavioural, physiological and field based studies to understand the function of different animal colours and how these colours are perceived by other animals.
- Behavioural ecology
- Visual physiology
- Visual signals
- Animal vision
- Animal colouration
- The role of iridescence and gloss in survival of moving prey
- Does the mirror-like body of Thwaitesia spiders attract prey?
- What do jewel beetles see? Behavioural experiments investigating jewel beetle vision
- Iridescence and visual communication in jewel beetles