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Mr Dominic Clarke
Mr Dominic Clarke
Biological Sciences (PhD)
Area of research
Electric Field Perception in Bumblebees
I use operant conditioning to study the sensory abilities of bumblebees, in particular, their newly discovered ability to perceive floral electric fields.
I am currently investigating the ecological utility of this sense for bees and flowers in the wild, using large-scale field experiments with honeybee colonies, and large, purpose-built electric field generators in the laboratory.
I moved into biology after a gaining an MSci in physics from Bristol university in 2010. I aim to apply the physical intuition learned as an undergraduate to the biological problems I study as a graduate student.
- Bee behaviour
- Sensory ecology
- Physical ecology
- Electric Fields
- operant conditioning
- Clarke, DJ, Whitney, HM, Sutton, GP & Robert, D 2013, Detection and Learning of Floral Electric Fields by Bumblebees. Science, vol 340., pp. 66-69
- JEPRAS, R, PERKINS, E, RARITY, J, CARR, R, CLARKE, D & ATKINSON, T 1991, APPLICATION OF PHOTON-CORRELATION SPECTROSCOPY AS A TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTING CULTURE CONTAMINATION. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, vol 38., pp. 929-940
- JEPRAS, R, RARITY, J, PERKINS, E, CLARKE, D, CARR, R & ATKINSON, T 1991, ANALYSIS OF PH-INDUCED POPULATION OSCILLATIONS OF SACCHAROMYCES-CEREVISIAE AND ESCHERICHIA-COLI USING PHOTON-CORRELATION SPECTROSCOPY. Biochemical Society Transactions, vol 19., pp. 513-514
- CARR, R, RARITY, J, STANSFIELD, A, BROWN, R, CLARKE, D & ATKINSON, T 1988, DETERMINATION OF PROTEIN SIZE IN CHROMATOGRAPHY COLUMN ELUANTS BY ONLINE PHOTON-CORRELATION SPECTROSCOPY. Analytical Biochemistry, vol 175., pp. 492-499
Networks & contacts
- Bionanoscience laboratory.
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