THE UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL ECOLOGY OF VISION RESEARCH GROUP
We are an internationally leading vision research group that focuses on visually guided behaviours. We study 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.
Follow this link to a complete and up-to-date list of the groups publications.
Most recent: Wilby, D., Riches, S., Daly, I., Bird, A., Wheelwright, M. & Foster, J. 2018 Hermit crabs (Pagurus bernhardus) use visual contrast in self- assessment of camouflage. Journal of Experimental Biology 221 jeb173831 doi:10.1242/jeb.173831
Much of the research work we undertake is experimental field work. We use field sites in Spain, Panama and the coral reefs off Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The video above shows us heading out to Horseshoe Reef just off Lizard Island where we were setting up remote polarization cameras.