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Shoko just heard that she has won the Suzuki Award from the Ecological Society of Japan, for her work on construction behaviour in birds. The Suzuki Award (ESJ encouraging award) is given by The Ecological Society of…

What a month for Dr Edwards!

Congratulations to Sophie who will start an Associate Lectureship at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience here at the University of St Andrews come January 2020. Well done Dr Edwards.

Dr. Sophie Edwards!

Well done to Dr. Edwards who successfully defended her viva passing with minor corrections. Thanks to her viva committee Professor Ben J Hatchewell and Dr James Ainge and of course, Prof. Sue Healy. Also, Helen…

Thank you National Geographic!

The National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration granted us funding to study the architectural traditions in the building behaviour of the white-browed sparrow weaver (Plocepasser mahali).…

Dissertations handed in!

We are very proud for the blue tit team who just handed in their dissertations. Well done!   Kirsty Bond  studied the factors causing female blue tits to change nest box between breeding attempts. Rowan Stanforth…

Dr. Sugasawa is now a BBSRC Dicovery Fellow!

  During the Discovery Fellowship, Shoko will investigate how birds build nests using different materials, and if/how bird bills evolved with nest materials. To do this, she will combine fine-scale behavioural analyses…