The University of Bristol Ecology of Vision Research Group
Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Animals
We are an internationally leading vision research group that focuses on visually guided behaviour. We research how animal vision functions in a wide range of species - including crustaceans, insects, fish and cephalopods. A particular strength of the group is discovering new optical principles behind the ways animals manipulate light and understanding how and why vision and animal optics have evolved.
Most recent: Porter, M.L., Roberts N.W., and Partridge, J.C. 2016 Evolution under pressure and the adaptation of visual pigment compressibility in deep-sea environments. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 105 160-165 doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.08.007