The Evolution and Behaviour Group examines the behaviour and evolution of land animals at several levels, from genes to populations. Research on behaviour includes: visual signalling in birds, reptiles and insects; acoustic signalling in birds and amphibians; and chemical signalling in insects. Research in evolutionary biology investigates the evolutionary process that produced the diversity of life we see today. This includes the study of macro-evolutionary patterns of phenotypic diversity, phylogeny and taxonomy; biogeography and patterns of speciation; the origin, structure and maintenance of hybrid zones; sexual selection, including female choice and sperm competition; the evolution of co-operation in birds and invertebrates; and inter-specific relationships.
Molecular entomology, endosymbionts, environmental stress
Behavioural ecology, Urban Light Pollution and Evolutionary Ecology
Physiological ecology, climate change responses, metabolic ecology, insect conservation, grasshopper biology
Ecology and conservation using museum collections and acoustics
Environmental stress, evolution, entomology and endosymbionts
Population genomics, evolutionary biology, and applied science
Insect ecology and management