Just back from a brilliant 5 days at the Archbold Biological Station in Florida. Here, I was reunited with Corina Logan to scout for Boat-tailed grackles, but also made some new friends, the most memorable of which was this handsome (avian) chap below whom belongs to the endemic Florida scrub jay population.
Thrilled to have received the Ron Weisman Outstanding Student Presentation award at the 24th International Conference on Comparative Cognition in Melbourne Beach, Florida, where Sue Healy, Lauren Guillette and myself attended and all presented talks. My talk was titled Effects of Early-life Experience and Social Environment on Material Choice in Nest-building birds.
Last week I had the wonderful experience of hosting my friend and colleague, Sarah Jelbert (University of Cambridge), as a guest speaker here at St Andrews. Her talk was titled: Mental template matching and cultural transmission in New Caledonian crows. To read more about her work, click here!
Thrilled to have joined forces with the amazingly talented Alina Loth for her latest Research Illustration project aimed at using art and images to communicate science. To view the illustrated version of my PhD and quest to understand how birds understand how to build a nest, click here!