BDG Members

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Dr Patricia Arranz Alonso

Dr Patricia Arranz Alonso

Research Fellow

I am a research fellow at the Sea Mammal Research studying the acoustic behaviour of wild cetaceans

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Dr Nathan Bailey

Dr Nathan Bailey

Reader

Evolutionary Biology: behaviour and speciation in insects

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Dr Gavin Ballantyne

Dr Gavin Ballantyne

Research Fellow

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Miss Emma Blackburn

Miss Emma Blackburn

Postgraduate Student

The density and distribution of Palearctic migrants wintering in West Africa

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Miss Alexis Breen

Miss Alexis Breen

Postgraduate Student

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Dr Gillian Brown

Dr Gillian Brown

Reader

Sex differences in behavioural development and the evolution of behaviour

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Dr Grant Brown

Dr Grant Brown

Lead Demonstrator

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Prof Richard Byrne

Prof Richard Byrne

Professor of Psychology

Evolution of cognition, including gestural communication in great apes, elephant social intelligence

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Miss Nora Carlson

Miss Nora Carlson

Postgraduate Student

Animal vocal communication and behaviour, specifically mobbing behavior in birds.

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Dr Nicki Cook

Dr Nicki Cook

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Genetic mechanisms underlying sex allocation behaviour in the parasitoid wasp

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Prof Will Cresswell

Prof Will Cresswell

Professor of Biology

Behavioural ecology and conservation ecology of birds

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Dr Kate Cross

Dr Kate Cross

Lecturer

Sex differences in human behaviour

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Miss Helen Cunnold

Miss Helen Cunnold

Postgraduate Student

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Miss Katie Dickerson

Miss Katie Dickerson

PhD Student

Episodic Memory

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Miss Lea Johanna Dollbaum

Miss Lea Johanna Dollbaum

PhD student with Dr Nicola McGuigan, Heriot Watt: collaborating with

Development of prosocial behaviour in humans and capuchin monkeys, human evolution

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Dr Emily Doolittle

Dr Emily Doolittle

Associate Professor of Music

The relationship between human music and animal song

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Miss Sophie Edwards

Miss Sophie Edwards

Postgraduate Student

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Mr Michael Emmerson

Mr Michael Emmerson

Postgraduate Student

Psychobiology of adolescent social interactions

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Dr Katrina Falkenberg

Dr Katrina Falkenberg

Science Communication and Outreach Officer

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Miss Brittany Fallon

Miss Brittany Fallon

Postgraduate Student

Communication of wild eastern chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) during courtship

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Dr Thomas Götz

Dr Thomas Götz

Honorary Lecturer

Sensory ecology, psychophysiology, effects of noise & echolocation in marine mammals

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Prof Andy Gardner

Prof Andy Gardner

Professor of Biology

Social evolution theory

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Dr Ellen Garland

Dr Ellen Garland

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Animal culture, social learning, bioacoustics, cetaceans and behavioural ecology

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Mr Tilen Genov

Mr Tilen Genov

Postgraduate Student

Cetacean ecology, social structure and behaviour

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Dr Sarah Gerson

Dr Sarah Gerson

Lecturer

Focus on social cognition in infancy & early childhood development.

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Miss Georgina Glaser

Miss Georgina Glaser

Postgraduate Student

Context-dependent decision making in hummingbirds and wasps

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Dr Mauricio Gonzalez Forero

Dr Mauricio Gonzalez Forero

Marie Curie Fellow

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Dr Jonathan Gordon

Dr Jonathan Gordon

Research Fellow, Visiting Scholar

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Miss Kirsty Graham

Miss Kirsty Graham

PhD Student

Gestural communication in wild bonobos (Pan paniscus)

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Dr Jeff Graves

Dr Jeff Graves

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Mating behaviour, maternity and parentage and population structure

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Miss Ginny Greenway

Miss Ginny Greenway

Postgraduate Student

Post-copulatory sexual selection and reproductive isolation in lygaeid bugs

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Dr Lauren Guillette

Dr Lauren Guillette

Honorary Research Fellow

Social learning in nest-building birds

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Prof Ailsa Hall

Prof Ailsa Hall

Professor, Director SMRU

Environmental and physiological factors affecting marine mammal health and survival.

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Miss Rachel Harrison

Miss Rachel Harrison

PhD Student

Cumulative culture and social learning in humans and non-human primates.

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Prof Sue Healy

Prof Sue Healy

Professor

Animal cognition in the wild

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Dr Sonja Heinrich

Dr Sonja Heinrich

Senior Lecturer (education-focussed) & Director of Postgraduate Taught

Marine mammal ecology & conservation

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Dr Cat Hobaiter

Dr Cat Hobaiter

Lecturer

Evolution of language, primate communication and social behaviour, and comparative cognition

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Dr Sascha Hooker

Dr Sascha Hooker

Professor

Ecology and behaviour of marine mammals

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Dr Eira Ihalainen

Dr Eira Ihalainen

Visiting Scholar

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Dr Saana Isojunno

Dr Saana Isojunno

Research Fellow

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Mr Samuel Ivande

Mr Samuel Ivande

Postgraduate Student

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Prof Vincent Janik

Prof Vincent Janik

Professor of Biology
Director of Scottish Oceans Institute

Acoustic communication and behaviour in marine mammals

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Dr Mark Johnson

Dr Mark Johnson

Senior Research Fellow

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Miss Faith Jones

Miss Faith Jones

Postgraduate Student

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Mr Nick Jones

Mr Nick Jones

Postgraduate Student

Social learning in Archerfish

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Ms Brittany Jones

Ms Brittany Jones

Postgraduate Student

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Mr Nigel Kenworthy

Mr Nigel Kenworthy

Postgraduate Student

Non-lethal predation interactions between sandhoppers, redshanks and sparrowhawks

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Miss Joanna Kershaw

Miss Joanna Kershaw

Postgraduate Student

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Alessandra Kortz

 Alessandra Kortz

Postgraduate Student

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Prof Kevin Laland

Prof Kevin Laland

Professor

Social learning, cultural evolution and niche construction

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Mr Luca Lamoni

Mr Luca Lamoni

Postgraduate Student

Multi-agent models for studying humpback whale song cultural evolution.

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Dr Maria Larriva Hormigos

Dr Maria Larriva Hormigos

Research Fellow

Misfolded proteins and the mechanisms that could trigger that responses

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Prof Anne Magurran

Prof Anne Magurran

Professor

Fish behaviour and evolution

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Dr Iain Matthews

Dr Iain Matthews

Senior Teaching Fellow & Pro-Dean for the Faculty of Science

Fish and arthropod behaviour and biodiversity

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Dr Nicola McGuigan

Dr Nicola McGuigan

Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University collaborating

Social learning and cumulative culture

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Ms Katherine Meacham

Ms Katherine Meacham

Grant Administrator

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Mr Alberto Micheletti

Mr Alberto Micheletti

Postgraduate Student

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Prof Patrick Miller

Prof Patrick Miller

Professor

Acoustic communication and behavioural ecology

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Miss Elena Miu

Miss Elena Miu

Postgraduate Student

Cumulative cultural evolution and social learning in humans

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Mr Peter Moran

Mr Peter Moran

Postgraduate Student

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Dr Julie Oswald

Dr Julie Oswald

Marie Curie Research Fellow

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Mr James Ounsley

Mr James Ounsley

Postgraduate Student

Mathematical modelling of cumulative culture and social learning

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Mr Murillo Pagnotta

Mr Murillo Pagnotta

Postgraduate Student

Social learning, theoretical integration of biology, psychology & social anthropology

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Dr Sonia Pascoal

Dr Sonia Pascoal

Research Fellow

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Dr David Pritchard

Dr David Pritchard

Postdoctoral researcher

Spatial Cognition in Wild Hummingbirds

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Dr Luke Rendell

Dr Luke Rendell

MASTS Reader in Biology

The evolution of learning, behaviour and communication

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Bethany Roberts

 Bethany Roberts

Postgraduate Student

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Ms Michaela Roberts

Ms Michaela Roberts

Postgraduate Student

Socio-economic impacts of biodiversity conservation - overgrazing by invasive herbivores

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Dr Kelly Robinson

Dr Kelly Robinson

Research Fellow

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Prof Graeme Ruxton

Prof Graeme Ruxton

Professor

Sensory reactions between organisms

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Mr Will Schneider

Mr Will Schneider

Postgraduate student

Multi-disciplinary work, building & using research tools to explore evolution and behaviour

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Dr Amanda Seed

Dr Amanda Seed

Senior Lecturer

Comparative cognition and the evolution of intelligence

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Dr Phil Shaw

Dr Phil Shaw

Honorary Research Fellow

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Dr David Shuker

Dr David Shuker

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology

Insect behavioural ecology and evolution

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Ms Eilidh Siegal

Ms Eilidh Siegal

Postgraduate Student

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Prof Peter Slater

Prof Peter Slater

Professor of Natural History (Emeritus)

Vocal communication in birds and mammals

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Dr Karen Spencer

Dr Karen Spencer

Lecturer

Hormones, behaviour and development

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Mr Rene Swift

Mr Rene Swift

Research Assistant

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Ms Ruoting Tao

Ms Ruoting Tao

PhD Student

Intention understanding and Theory of Mind

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Ms Sara Tavares

Ms Sara Tavares

Postgraduate Student

Social structure, acoustic communication and animal behaviour

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Miss Camille Troisi

Miss Camille Troisi

Postgraduate Student

Teaching behaviour, social learning and social foraging in birds and non-human primates

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Mr Ben Turnbull

Mr Ben Turnbull

PhD Student

Mechanisms and Development of Cognition

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Prof Peter Tyack

Prof Peter Tyack

Professor

Behaviour and acoustic communication in cetaceans

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Ms Venera Tyukmaeva

Ms Venera Tyukmaeva

Research Fellow

Evolutionary genetics: speciation and adaptation

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Ms Heather Vance

Ms Heather Vance

Postgraduate Student

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Dr Christoph Völter

Dr Christoph Völter

Research Fellow

Comparative cognition; Executive functions; Causal and inferential reasoning

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Mr David Walker

Mr David Walker

EASTBIO DTP PhD Research Student

Molecular mechanisms & gene expression programs implicated in cognitive decline

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Mr Stuart Watson

Mr Stuart Watson

Postgraduate Student

Majority bias and conformity in children and non-human primates

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Dr Mike Webster

Dr Mike Webster

Lecturer in Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology

Behavioural ecology, social learning, evolution, functions & mechanisms of animal grouping behaviour

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Dr Paul Wensveen

Dr Paul Wensveen

Research Fellow

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Prof Andrew Whiten

Prof Andrew Whiten

Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology and Wardlaw Professor of Psychology

Social cognition, social learning, tradition and culture in humans and non-human animals

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Prof Pat Willmer

Prof Pat Willmer

Emeritus Professor

Social insect ecology and animal plant interactions

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Miss Marina Xenophontos

Miss Marina Xenophontos

Postgraduate Student

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Prof Klaus Zuberbühler

Prof Klaus Zuberbühler

Professor

The primate roots of human language

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