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Professor Andrew Radford: Research Group

Professor of Behavioural Ecology

Tel: +44 117 394 1197
Email: andy.radford at bristol.ac.uk

Current Group Members | Main Collaborators | Recent Alumni


CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS

Susanne Schindler

Dr Susanne Schindler (PDRA; University of Bristol; 20172020)

  • Consequences of out-group conflict.
  • Working on the European Research Council Grant awarded to Andy Radford.
  • Conducting theoretical modelling and evolutionary simulations.

  • Ines Goncalves

    Dr Ines Goncalves (PDRA; University of Bristol; 20172020)

  • Consequences of out-group conflict.
  • Working on the European Research Council Grant awarded to Andy Radford.
  • Studying cichlid fish.

  • Sophie Nedelec

    Dr Sophie Nedelec (formerly Holles) (PDRA, University of Exeter; 20172020)

  • Impacts of anthropogenic noise on reproduction and survival.
  • Working on the NERC Standard Grant awarded to Steve Simpson (University of Exeter) and Andy Radford.
  • Studying coral reef fish.

  • Julie Kern

    Dr Julie Kern (PDRA; University of Bristol; 20162017)

  • Consequences of out-group conflict.
  • Working on the European Research Council Grant awarded to Andy Radford.
  • Working at the Dwarf Mongoose Research Project.

  • Cleo Grieve

    Cleo Grieve (Field manager; 20162017)

  • Running the Dwarf Mongoose Research Project in South Africa.
  • Previously worked at the Kalahari Meerkat Project.

  • Robin Southon

    Robin Southon (PhD student; University of Bristol; 20132017)

  • Adaptive value of males in primitively eusocial societies.
  • NERC Studentship (Co-supervised with Dr Seirian Sumner, University of Bristol).
  • Working on wild and captive eusocial wasps.

  • Huiling Ouyang

    Huiling Ouyang (PhD student; University of Bristol; 20132017)

  • Measurement, detection, behaviour and impact of anthropogenic nano-materials.
  • University of Bristol Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Co-supervised with Drs Marian Yallop and Tom Scott, University of Bristol).
  • Working on estuarine ecosystems and organisms.

  • Michael Kings

    Michael Kings (PhD student; University of Exeter; 20132017)

  • Vocal mediation of cooperation, cognition and culture.
  • BBSRC Studentship (Co-supervised with Dr Alex Thornton, University of Exeter).
  • Working on wild jackdaws.

  • Patrick Kennedy

    Patrick Kennedy (PhD student; University of Bristol; 20142018)

  • Geometry for the selfish network: extraordinary social evolution in a new model system.
  • University of Bristol Studentship (Co-supervised with Dr Seirian Sumner, University of Bristol).
  • Working on social wasps.

  • Harry Harding

    Harry Harding (PhD student; University of Bristol; 20152019)

  • Impacts of anthropogenic noise on fish reproduction, development and survival.
  • NERC GW4+ DTP Studentship (Co-supervised with Dr Steve Simpson, University of Exeter and Dr Ian Davies, Marine Scotland).
  • Working on commercially important fish species.

  • Victoria Lee

    Victoria Lee (PhD student; University of Exeter; 20152019)

  • Avian responses to novelty in a changing world.
  • BBSRC DTP Studentship (Co-supervised with Dr Alex Thornton and Dr Martin Stevens, University of Exeter).
  • Working on wild jackdaws.

  • Sam Smithers

    Sam Smithers (PhD student; University of Bristol; 20152019)

  • How and why crustaceans use polarised light?
  • EPSRC Studentship (Co-supervised with Dr Nick Roberts and Dr Martin How, University of Bristol).
  • Working on crabs and stomatopods.

  • Sandra Moreno

    Sandra Moreno (PhD student; University of Bristol; 20152019)

  • Behavioural genomics of Malaysian hover wasps.
  • CONACyT (Mexico) Studentship (Co-supervised with Dr Seirian Sumner, University of Bristol).
  • Working on social wasps.

  • Tim Gordon

    Tim Gordon (PhD student; University of Exeter; 20162020)

  • Assessing and managing ecological impacts of aquatic anthropogenic noise.
  • NERC DTP Studentship (Co-supervised with Dr Steve Simpson, University of Exeter).
  • Working on tropical freshwater and marine fish.

  • Amy Morris-Drake

    Amy Morris-Drake (PhD student; University of Bristol; 20172020)

  • Social conflict and its consequences.
  • ERC Studentship (Co-supervised with Prof. Innes Cuthill, University of Bristol).
  • Working on the Dwarf Mongoose Research Project.

  • Deraj Wilson-Aggarwal

    Deraj Wilson-Aggarwal (Masters by Research student; University of Bristol; 20162017)

  • Social and vocal behaviour in dwarf mongooses.
  • Self-funded.
  • Working on the Dwarf Mongoose Research Project.

  • Emma Eastcott

    Emma Eastcott (Masters by Research student; University of Bristol; 20162017)

  • Social and vocal behaviour in dwarf mongooses.
  • Self-funded.
  • Working on the Dwarf Mongoose Research Project.

  • Isla Davidson

    Isla Davidson (Masters by Research student; University of Exeter; 20162017)

  • Alarm calling in coral reef fish.
  • Self-funded (Co-supervised with Dr Steve Simpson, University of Exeter).
  • Working on coral reef fish in French Polynesia.

  • Matthew Lavelle

    Matthew Lavelle (Masters by Research student; University of Bristol; 20162017)

  • Impacts of anthropogenic noise on invertebrates.
  • Self-funded (Co-supervised with Prof. Gareth Jones, University of Bristol).
  • Working on captive crickets.

  • Josh Arbon

    Josh Arbon (Masters by Research student; University of Bristol; 20172018)

  • Social and vocal behaviour in dwarf mongooses.
  • Self-funded.
  • Working on the Dwarf Mongoose Research Project.

  • Emma Weschke

    Emma Weschke (Masters by Research student; University of Exeter; 20172018)

  • Impacts of anthropogenic noise on fish communities.
  • Self-funded (Co-supervised with Dr Steve Simpson, University of Exeter).
  • Working on coral reef fish in French Polynesia.


  • MAIN EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS

    Collaborators
  • Dr Steve Simpson (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Professor Rob Magrath (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Dr Suzanne Mills (Universite de Perpignan, France)
  • Dr Andy Young (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Dr Mandy Ridley (University of Western Australia, Australia)
  • Dr Matthew Bell (University of Edinburgh, UK)


  • RECENT ALUMNI

    Francesca Dawson Pell

    Francesca Dawson Pell (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2017)

  • Use of heterospecific social information by Australian magpies, Cracticus tibicen.
  • Now seeking PhD opportunities.

  • Julie Kern

    Dr Julie Kern (PhD, University of Bristol; 2016)

  • Flexible receiver responses to anti-predator vocalisations in dwarf mongooses.
  • Now working as a PDRA at the University of Bristol.

  • Emily Bell

    Dr Emily Bell (PhD, University of Bristol; 2016)

  • Phenotypic plasticity and the origin of castes in eusocial insects.
  • Now working as a teaching fellow at the University of Bristol.

  • Amy Morris-Drake

    Amy Morris-Drake (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2016)

  • The effect of anthropogenic noise on the anti-predator behaviour of dwarf mongooses.
  • Now a PhD student at the University of Bristol.

  • Lauren Fear

    Lauren Fear (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2016)

  • The ecology of fear and anthropogenic noise.
  • Now applying for PhD positions.

  • Emily Armstrong-Smith

    Emily Armstrong-Smith (Masters by Research, University of Exeter; 2016)

  • Damselfish in Distress: an exploration of context-dependent stress responses of coral reef fish exposed to anthropogenic noise.

  • Anna Bracken

    Anna Bracken (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2014; Field Manager for Dwarf Mongoose Project; 2016)

  • Variation in response of dwarf mongooses to alarm calls depending on caller identity.
  • Now a PhD student at Swansea University.

  • Charlotte Christensen

    Charlotte Christensen (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2015; Field Manager for Dwarf Mongoose Project; 20152016)

  • Adaptive territorial scent-marking behaviour in dwarf mongooses Helogale parvula.
  • Now a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.

  • Sophie Nedelec

    Dr Sophie Nedelec (formerly Holles) (PhD, University of Bristol; 2015)

  • Impacts of anthropogenic noise on behaviour, development and fitness of fishes and invertebrates.
  • Now a PDRA at the University of Exeter.

  • Julia Purser

    Dr Julia Purser (PDRA; 20102014)

  • The impacts of anthropogenic noise on fish behaviour and physiology.
  • Funded by Defra; worked on European eels; now on maternity leave.

  • Anna Davies

    Dr Anna Davies (PhD, University of Bristol; 2014)

  • Information use and decision-making stress in chickens.
  • Nominated for a Faculty thesis prize and now a PDRA at the University of Bristol.

  • Kate Rogerson

    Kate Rogerson (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2014)

  • The effect of anthropogenic noise on the alarm-call behaviour of dwarf mongooses.
  • Now a PhD student at the University of East Anglia.

  • Amy Sibun

    Amy Sibun (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2014)

  • Social bonds in dwarf mongoose society.
  • Now a reserve manager in southern Africa

  • Rick Bruintjes

    Dr Rick Bruintjes (Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow, NERC Business Intern, Defra-funded PDRA; 20112013)

  • The impacts of anthropogenic noise on fish behaviour and physiology.
  • Now a NERC Knowledge Transfer Project fellow.

  • Emily Bennitt

    Dr Emily Bennitt (Field manager; 20122013)

  • Ran the Dwarf Mongoose Research Project in South Africa.
  • Now a member of academic staff at the University of Botswana.

  • Irene Voellmy

    Dr Irene Voellmy (PhD, University of Bristol; 2013)

  • Effects of anthropogenic noise on fish behaviour.
  • Now a NERC Business Intern at University of Bristol.

  • Kirsty Everley

    Kirsty Everley (MSc, University of Exeter; 2013)

  • Effects of pile-driving noise on the behaviour and physiology of the European sea bass.
  • Received a Distinction and is now a PhD student at the University of Southampton.

  • Jessica McLachlan

    Jessica McLachlan (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2013)

  • Parent-offspring communication in the white-browed scrubwren.
  • Received a Faculty of Science Commendation of Excellence and is now a PhD student at the University of Cambridge.

  • Dan Pointon

    Dan Pointon (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2013)

  • Individual alarm call recognition in a non-social territorial species, the European robin, Erithacus rubecula.

  • Steve Simpson

    Dr Steve Simpson (NERC KE Fellow; 20102012)

  • The impacts of anthropogenic noise on fish behaviour and physiology.
  • Now an Associate Professor at the University of Exeter.

  • Linda Hollen

    Dr Linda Hollen (Marie Curie Fellow; 2008-2012)

  • Signal reliability and decision-making in social birds.
  • Now a PDRA at the University of Bristol.

  • Erica Morley

    Dr Erica Morley (Defra-funded PDRA; 20112012)

  • The effects of noise on biodiversity.
  • Moved to a PDRA position at the University of Toronto; now a PDRA at the University of Bristol.

  • Jenny York

    Dr Jenny York (PhD, University of Bristol; 2012)

  • The evolution and regulation of dawn song performance in white-browed sparrow weaver society.
  • Moved to a PDRA position at the University of Exeter; now a PDRA at the University of Cambridge.

  • Matthew Wale

    Matthew Wale (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2012)

  • Crabs unquiet in noisy seas - ship noise and the shore crab Carcinus maenas.
  • Now a PhD student at Edinburgh Napier University.

  • Emma Kerridge

    Emma Kerridge (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2012)

  • Dose-dependent reactions of European eels Anguilla anguilla to ship noise played at close range.

  • Julie Kern

    Julie Kern (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2012)

  • Decision-making by dwarf mongoose Helogale parvula sentinels.
  • Became a PhD student at the University of Bristol; now a PDRA at the University of Bristol.

  • Sophie Holles

    Sophie Holles (MSc by Research, University of Bristol; 2011)

  • The impact of noise on three-spined stickleback behaviour.
  • Received a Faculty of Science Commendation of Excellence and became a PhD student at the University of Bristol.

  • Krystyna Golabek

    Dr Krystyna Golabek (PhD, University of Bristol; 2010)

  • Vocal communication and the facilitation of social behaviour in the southern pied babbler Turdoides bicolor.
  • Now a PDRA at the University of Oxford and research coordinator of the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust.