news

March 2022 ― Natalie has been awarded an Early Career Conference Grant by the Association of Commonwealth Universities

March 2022 ― Natalie is now back to work full-time after a year of maternity leave!

February 2022 ― Karendeep Sidhu, a PhD student in the lab, is starting a 3-month UKRI policy internship at the Royal Society of Biology

January 2022 ― Our two undegraduate students, Charlotte Malcolm and Matina Zafeiri, have completed their Honours projects!

October 2021 ― Another fully-funded PhD position is available in our group - this project will investigate the molecular mechanisms linking parental care to ageing

September 2021 ― We have a fully-funded PhD position available in our group! This project will investigate how burying beetles influence ecosystem processes through their parental behaviours and how this might be affected by environmental change

September 2021 ― A warm welcome to Charlotte Malcolm and Matina Zafeiri who are starting their Honours projects in the lab!

June 2021 ― Check out our special column on sexual selection and environmental change in this month's issue of Current Zoology

May 2021 ― New paper on evolvability under climate change now out in Evolution & Development

April 2021 ― Natalie has been awarded a Royal Society research grant to study the effects of temperature changes on behavioural interactions

March 2021 ― Hot off the press! Our editorial entitled "Sexual selection and environmental change: what do we know and what comes next?" is now out in Current Zoology

March 2021 ― Natalie gave a plenary talk at the European Meeting for PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB)

January 2021 ― Congrats to Nikki and Charlotte for completing their Honours projects - stay tuned for some very exciting results from this work!

December 2020 ― Natalie gave two (virtual) talks at the ASAB Winter Meeting and the BES Annual Meeting

November 2020 ― Fully-funded PhD position available in our research group! This PhD project is on parental care and ageing in burying beetles, and the application deadline is 6 January 2021

November 2020 ― Natalie gave an invited talk at Uppsala University's seminar series

October 2020 ― Natalie has joined the Functional Ecology Editorial Board as an Associate Editor!

October 2020 ― A warm welcome to Karendeep Sidhu, who has just joined the lab as a QUADRAT PhD student! She will be studying sexual selection under climate change using a combination of experimental, theoretical, and meta-analytic approaches

September 2020 ― This month, we welcome two new lab members! Charlotte Patterson and Nikki Watt are doing Honours thesis projects on parental care

August 2020 ― New bioRxiv preprint on the predictability of morphological evolution in contrasting thermal environments

June 2020 ― Congratulations to Anais Baillet who has successfully defended her Master's thesis!

February 2020 ― New paper in Functional Ecology on metabolic rate evolution in different thermal environments

January 2020 ― Anais Baillet, a visiting student from University of Rennes, has joined the lab! For the next five months, she will be working on a project looking at the effects of temperature on mating behaviour

November 2019 ― Natalie gave an invited seminar at The James Hutton Institute

November 2019 ― Natalie visited Alison Bell's lab at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, funded by an Early Career Researcher Exchange Grant from the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA)

October 2019 ― Natalie gave an invited seminar at University of Edinburgh

October 2019 ― Natalie has joined University of Aberdeen as a Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Conservation!