Researcher biography

I have a strong interest in the evolution of animal colour patterns, particularly on what they are used for and how they are perceived. I use a variety of lab and field techniques, including behavioural experiments, spectrophotometry, theoretical visual modelling, and colour pattern measurements. I focus mainly on marine fish and invertebrates, including triggerfish, clownfish and brightly coloured nudibranch molluscs. I also collaborate with chemists to understands how compounds are stored by nudibranchs and used for defensive purposes.