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.

 
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Most recent: Polarization Vision: Overcoming Challenges of Working with a Property of Light We Barely See  James J. Foster, Shelby E. Temple, Martin J. How, Ilse M. Daly, Camilla R. Sharkey, David Wilby, Nicholas W. Roberts bioRxiv 207217; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/207217

 

Our research group consists of a mix of biologists, physicists and engineers. This allows us to successfully follow cross-disciplinary approaches in our research. A full list of current group members can be found here.

 

Filmed by Viktor Gruev

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. 

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