Institution or affiliation:
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow
I am interested in uncovering the strategies that birds adopt to cope with global environmental change. In particular, I study how avian rhythms of life on both a daily and seasonal scale are tuned to city life. My research is interdisciplinary and integrates mechanisms and functions via controlled captive experiments as well as data collection in the field, on species as diverse as blue tits and tawny owls. My work spans from genes to molecules, to behaviour and populations, using tools and approaches as diverse as gene expression analysis, metabolomics, behavioural observations, biotelemetry, statistical analyses of biological rhythms and time-series, and mark-recapture modelling. I collaborate widely in UK and abroad, I love team-work and I strive to support early career researchers.
by Dan Chamberlain | Jul 24, 2022