BDG Members

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Dr Patricia Arranz Alonso

Dr Patricia Arranz Alonso

Research Fellow (Tyack Group)
I am a research fellow at the Sea Mammal Research studying the acoustic behaviour of wild cetaceans

paa4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Nathan Bailey

Dr Nathan Bailey

Reader (Bailey Group)
Evolutionary Biology: behaviour and speciation in insects

nwb3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Johanna Baily

Ms Johanna Baily

Postgraduate Student (Hall Group)

jlb20@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Gavin Ballantyne

Dr Gavin Ballantyne

Research Fellow (Willmer Group)

gab32@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Emma Blackburn

Miss Emma Blackburn

Postgraduate Student (Cresswell Group)
The density and distribution of Palearctic migrants wintering in West Africa

eb53@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Charlotte Brand

Miss Charlotte Brand

PhD Student (, Brown Group, Whiten Group)
Sex difference in social learning and cultural evolution.

cb246@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Alexis Breen

Miss Alexis Breen

Postgraduate Student (Guillette Group, Healy Group)

ab297@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Gillian Brown

Dr Gillian Brown

Reader (Brown Group)
Sex differences in behavioural development and the evolution of behaviour

grb4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Grant Brown

Dr Grant Brown

Lead Demonstrator (Matthews Group)

grb31@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mrs Helen Browning

Mrs Helen Browning

Postgraduate Student (Hall Group)

hmp2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Jason Bruck

Dr Jason Bruck

Marie Curie Research Fellow (Janik Group)
Marine mammal cognition and communication

jb296@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Richard Byrne

Prof Richard Byrne

Professor of Psychology (Byrne Group)
Evolution of cognition, including gestural communication in great apes, elephant social intelligence

rwb@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Nora Carlson

Miss Nora Carlson

Postgraduate Student (Healy Group)
Animal vocal communication and behaviour, specifically mobbing behavior in birds.

nc54@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Nicki Cook

Dr Nicki Cook

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Genetic mechanisms underlying sex allocation behaviour in the parasitoid wasp

nc52@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Will Cresswell

Prof Will Cresswell

Professor of Biology (Cresswell Group)
Behavioural ecology and conservation ecology of birds

wrlc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Kate Cross

Dr Kate Cross

Lecturer (Whiten Group)
Sex differences in human behaviour

cpc2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Helen Cunnold

Miss Helen Cunnold

Postgraduate Student (Willmer Group)

hec27@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Charlotte Cure

Dr Charlotte Cure

Visiting Scholar
Ethology, Ecology, Animal acoustic communication, Aquatic animals, Playback experiments

cc201@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Katie Dickerson

Miss Katie Dickerson

PhD Student (Seed Group)
Episodic Memory

kld7@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Lea Johanna Dollbaum

Miss Lea Johanna Dollbaum

PhD student with Dr Nicola McGuigan, Heriot Watt: collaborating with (Whiten Group)
Development of prosocial behaviour in humans and capuchin monkeys, human evolution

ld122@hw.ac.uk

Dr Emily Doolittle

Dr Emily Doolittle

Associate Professor of Music
The relationship between human music and animal song

emilydoolittle@gmail.com

Miss Sophie Edwards

Miss Sophie Edwards

Postgraduate Student (Healy Group)

se30@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Michael Emmerson

Mr Michael Emmerson

Postgraduate Student (Spencer Group)
Psychobiology of adolescent social interactions

mge2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Katrina Falkenberg

Dr Katrina Falkenberg

Science Communication and Outreach Officer (Laland Group)

kjf5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Brittany Fallon

Miss Brittany Fallon

Postgraduate Student (Byrne Group, Zuberbühler Group)
Communication of wild eastern chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) during courtship

bf23@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Thomas Götz

Dr Thomas Götz

Honorary Lecturer (Janik Group)
Sensory ecology, psychophysiology, effects of noise & echolocation in marine mammals

tg45@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Andy Gardner

Dr Andy Gardner

Reader (Gardner Group)
Social evolution theory

ag243@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Ellen Garland

Dr Ellen Garland

University Research Fellow (Rendell Group)
animal culture, social learning, bioacoustics, cetaceans and behavioural ecology

ecg5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Tilen Genov

Mr Tilen Genov

Postgraduate Student
Cetacean ecology, social structure and behaviour

tg31@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Gerson

Dr Sarah Gerson

Lecturer
Focus on social cognition in infancy & early childhood development.

sg233@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Kalliopi-Chartomeni Gkikopoulou

Ms Kalliopi-Chartomeni Gkikopoulou

Postgraduate Student (Tyack Group)

kg366@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Georgina Glaser

Miss Georgina Glaser

Postgraduate Student (Healy Group, Shuker Group)
Context-dependent decision making in hummingbirds and wasps

glg2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Mauricio Gonzalez Forero

Dr Mauricio Gonzalez Forero

Marie Curie Fellow (Gardner Group)

mgf3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Gordon

Dr Jonathan Gordon

Research Fellow, Visiting Scholar

jg20@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Kirsty Graham

Miss Kirsty Graham

PhD Student (Byrne Group)
Gestural communication in wild bonobos (Pan paniscus)

keg4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Jeff Graves

Dr Jeff Graves

Honorary Senior Lecturer
Mating behaviour, maternity and parentage and population structure

jag@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Ginny Greenway

Miss Ginny Greenway

Postgraduate Student (Shuker Group)
Post-copulatory sexual selection and reproductive isolation in lygaeid bugs

evg@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Lauren Guillette

Dr Lauren Guillette

BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellow (, Healy Group)
Social learning in nest-building birds

lmg4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Ailsa Hall

Prof Ailsa Hall

Professor, Director SMRU (Hall Group)
Environmental and physiological factors affecting marine mammal health and survival.

ajh7@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Rachel Harrison

Miss Rachel Harrison

PhD Student (Whiten Group)
Cumulative culture and social learning in humans and non-human primates.

rh387@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Sue Healy

Prof Sue Healy

Reader (Healy Group)
Animal cognition in the wild

sdh11@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Sonja Heinrich

Dr Sonja Heinrich

Lecturer (education-focussed) & Director of Postgraduate Taught
Marine mammal ecology & conservation

sh52@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Cat Hobaiter

Dr Cat Hobaiter

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

clh42@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Sascha Hooker

Dr Sascha Hooker

Reader (Hooker Group)
Ecology and behaviour of marine mammals

sh43@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Eira Ihalainen

Dr Eira Ihalainen

Marie Curie Fellow (Healy Group)

ei4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Saana Isojunno

Dr Saana Isojunno

Research Fellow (Miller Group)

si66@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Samuel Ivande

Mr Samuel Ivande

Postgraduate Student (Cresswell Group)

sti2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Vincent Janik

Prof Vincent Janik

Professor of Biology
Director of Scottish Oceans Institute (Janik Group)
Acoustic communication and behaviour in marine mammals

vj@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Silje-Kristin Jensen

Miss Silje-Kristin Jensen

Postgraduate Student (Hall Group)
Biotoxin exposure in harbour seals

skj3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Mark Johnson

Dr Mark Johnson

Senior Research Fellow

mj26@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Faith Jones

Miss Faith Jones

Postgraduate Student (Magurran Group)

faj@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Nick Jones

Mr Nick Jones

Postgraduate Student (Rendell Group)
Social learning in Archerfish

narj@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Brittany Jones

Ms Brittany Jones

Postgraduate Student (Janik Group)

bj34@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Nigel Kenworthy

Mr Nigel Kenworthy

Postgraduate Student (Cresswell Group)
Non-lethal predation interactions between sandhoppers, redshanks and sparrowhawks

nk45@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Joanna Kershaw

Miss Joanna Kershaw

Postgraduate Student (Miller Group)

jk49@st-andrews.ac.uk

 Alessandra Kortz

Alessandra Kortz

Postgraduate Student (Magurran Group)

ark4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Kevin Laland

Prof Kevin Laland

Professor (Laland Group)
Social learning, cultural evolution and niche construction

knl1@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Luca Lamoni

Mr Luca Lamoni

Postgraduate Student (Rendell Group)
Multi-agent models for studying humpback whale song cultural evolution.

ll42@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Maria Larriva Hormigos

Dr Maria Larriva Hormigos

Research Fellow (Spencer Group)
Misfolded proteins and the mechanisms that could trigger that responses

mlh4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Alina Loth

Ms Alina Loth

Postgraduate Student (Janik Group)

al75@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Anne Magurran

Prof Anne Magurran

Professor (Magurran Group)
Fish behaviour and evolution

aem1@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Lucia Martina Martin Lopez

Ms Lucia Martina Martin Lopez

Postgraduate Student (Miller Group)

lmml2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Iain Matthews

Dr Iain Matthews

Senior Teaching Fellow & Pro-Dean for the Faculty of Science (Matthews Group)
Fish and arthropod behaviour and biodiversity

imm7@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Nicola McGuigan

Dr Nicola McGuigan

Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University collaborating (Whiten Group)
Social learning and cumulative culture

N.Mcguigan@hw.ac.uk

Ms Katherine Meacham

Ms Katherine Meacham

Grant Administrator (Laland Group)

km102@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Alberto Micheletti

Mr Alberto Micheletti

Postgraduate Student (Gardner Group)

ajcm2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Patrick Miller

Prof Patrick Miller

Professor (Miller Group)
Acoustic communication and behavioural ecology

pm29@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Jeroen Minderman

Dr Jeroen Minderman

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (Spencer Group)

jm340@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Elena Miu

Miss Elena Miu

Postgraduate Student (Laland Group, Rendell Group)
Cumulative cultural evolution and social learning in humans

em95@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Peter Moran

Mr Peter Moran

Postgraduate Student (Bailey Group)

pm74@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Keelin Murray

Dr Keelin Murray

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Rendell Group)
Cumulative cultural evolution, social learning, language and music evolution, competition

kmm26@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Julie Oswald

Dr Julie Oswald

Marie Curie Research Fellow (Janik Group)

jno@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr James Ounsley

Mr James Ounsley

Postgraduate Student (Laland Group, Ruxton Group)
Mathematical modelling of cumulative culture and social learning

jpo2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Murillo Pagnotta

Mr Murillo Pagnotta

Postgraduate Student (Laland Group)
Social learning, theoretical integration of biology, psychology & social anthropology

mp214@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Kaitlin Palmer

Ms Kaitlin Palmer

Postgraduate Student (Rendell Group)

kp37@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Sonia Pascoal

Dr Sonia Pascoal

Research Fellow (Bailey Group)

scmp@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr David Pritchard

Dr David Pritchard

Postdoctoral researcher (Healy Group)
Spatial Cognition in Wild Hummingbirds

djp4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Luke Rendell

Dr Luke Rendell

MASTS Reader in Biology (Rendell Group)
The evolution of learning, behaviour and communication

ler4@st-andrews.ac.uk

 Bethany Roberts

Bethany Roberts

Postgraduate Student (Janik Group)

blr2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Michaela Roberts

Ms Michaela Roberts

Postgraduate Student (Cresswell Group)
Socio-economic impacts of biodiversity conservation - overgrazing by invasive herbivores

mhr4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Kelly Robinson

Dr Kelly Robinson

Research Fellow (Hall Group)

kjr33@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Graeme Ruxton

Prof Graeme Ruxton

Professor (Ruxton Group)
Sensory reactions between organisms

gr41@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Filipa Samarra

Dr Filipa Samarra

Visiting Scholar, Researcher

fips2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Will Schneider

Mr Will Schneider

Postgraduate student (Bailey Group)
Multi-disciplinary work, building & using research tools to explore evolution and behaviour

ws37@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Amanda Seed

Dr Amanda Seed

Senior Lecturer (Seed Group)
Comparative cognition and the evolution of intelligence

ams18@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Phil Shaw

Dr Phil Shaw

Honorary Research Fellow

ps61@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr David Shuker

Dr David Shuker

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology (Shuker Group)
Insect behavioural ecology and evolution

dms14@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Peter Slater

Prof Peter Slater

Professor of Natural History (Emeritus)
Vocal communication in birds and mammals

pjbs@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Karen Spencer

Dr Karen Spencer

Lecturer (Spencer Group)
Hormones, behaviour and development

kas21@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Rene Swift

Mr Rene Swift

Research Assistant (Miller Group)

rjs30@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Ruoting Tao

Ms Ruoting Tao

PhD Student
Intention understanding and Theory of Mind

rt33@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Sara Tavares

Ms Sara Tavares

Postgraduate Student (Miller Group)
Social structure, acoustic communication and animal behaviour

sbt3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Camille Troisi

Miss Camille Troisi

Postgraduate Student (Laland Group)
Teaching behaviour, social learning and social foraging in birds and non-human primates

cat5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Ben Turnbull

Mr Ben Turnbull

PhD Student (Spencer Group)
Mechanisms and Development of Cognition

bct4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Peter Tyack

Prof Peter Tyack

Professor (Tyack Group)
Behaviour and acoustic communication in cetaceans

plt@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Venera Tyukmaeva

Ms Venera Tyukmaeva

Research Fellow
Evolutionary genetics: speciation and adaptation

vt5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ms Heather Vance

Ms Heather Vance

Postgraduate Student (Hooker Group)

hmv@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Christoph Völter

Dr Christoph Völter

Research Fellow (Seed Group)
Comparative cognition; Executive functions; Causal and inferential reasoning

cjv3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr David Walker

Mr David Walker

EASTBIO DTP PhD Research Student (Healy Group, Spencer Group)
Molecular mechanisms & gene expression programs implicated in cognitive decline

djw23@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mr Stuart Watson

Mr Stuart Watson

Postgraduate Student (Whiten Group)
Majority bias and conformity in children and non-human primates

sw218@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Mike Webster

Dr Mike Webster

Lecturer in Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology (Laland Group)
Behavioural ecology, social learning, evolution, functions & mechanisms of animal grouping behaviour

mmw1@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Paul Wensveen

Dr Paul Wensveen

Research Fellow (Miller Group)

pw234@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Andrew Whiten

Prof Andrew Whiten

Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology and Wardlaw Professor of Psychology (Whiten Group)
Social cognition, social learning, tradition and culture in humans and non-human animals

aw2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Pat Willmer

Prof Pat Willmer

Professor (Willmer Group)
Social insect ecology and animal plant interactions

pgw@st-andrews.ac.uk

Miss Marina Xenophontos

Miss Marina Xenophontos

Postgraduate Student (Cresswell Group)

mx2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Prof Klaus Zuberbühler

Prof Klaus Zuberbühler

Professor (Zuberbühler Group)
The primate roots of human language

kz3@st-andrews.ac.uk

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