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Professor Innes Cuthill

Professor Innes Cuthill

Professor Innes Cuthill
M.A.(Cantab.), D.Phil.(Oxon.)

Professor of Behavioural Ecology

Area of research

Behavioural and sensory ecology

Office Life Sciences: 2B02
Life Sciences Building,
24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 39 41175

Research summary

I wear two hats, behavioural ecologist and sensory ecologist, although the unifying theme is the explanation of the factors shaping the design, through natural selection, of animal form and function. If I have particular skills then they are, first, developing novel empirical tests of theoretical predictions, whether in the lab or field, and second, establishing successful interdisciplinary collaborations. Most of my work lies at the interface of different disciplines, and I have a long history of working with mathematicians to investigate behavioural decisions. More recently, and my current main research area, I have been collaborating closely with physiologists, perceptual psychologists ...

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2008-2012              Head of School, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol.

1998-present          Professor of Behavioural Ecology, University of Bristol.

1996-1998              Reader in Behavioural Ecology, University of Bristol.

1989-1996              Lecturer in Zoology (Behavioural Ecology), University of Bristol.

1985-1989              Concurrently: Junior Research Fellow, Brasenose College, Oxford; Departmental Demonstrator (in ornithology), Department of Zoology, Oxford University; College Lecturer in Biological Sciences, Brasenose College, Oxford; College Lecturer in Zoology, Exeter College, Oxford.

Academic Qualifications

 1985                       D.Phil. (Oxon.) Zoology. Pembroke College, Oxford. (Supervisors: Prof. J.R. Krebs & Dr. A. Kacelnik (titles as in 1985).

1982                       B.A. (Cantab.) Natural Sciences (Part ...

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