New paper out from the lab today -
Separate polarisation and brightness channels give crabs the edge over predators
A study from the lab discovering how fiddler crabs are sensitive to the polarisation of light and how they process intensity and polarisation in parallel to give them the edge when it comes to spotting potential threats.
Link to the paper - https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/8/eaax3572
The fiddler crab Afruca tangeri. Image - Kate Feller, University of Minnesota
We’ve got a new paper out today showing how we can learn from nature - Bio-inspired orientation using the polarization pattern in the sky based on artificial neural networks
A great new paper from Martin and Tim Caro on why Zebras have stripes.
Caro, T., Argueta Y., Briolat, E.S., Bruggink, J., Kasprowsky, M., Lake, J., Mitchell, M.J., Richardson, S., and How, M. 2019 Benefits of zebra stripes: Behaviour of tabanid flies around zebras and horses PLoS one, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210831
See some of the press coverage as well
And a piece on the UCDavis website