Emelie is a Winner!

Congratulations Emelie on her second place in The Best Photo in Vision Research and Ophthalmology competition. The competition was organized by the European Vision Institute and Heidelberg Engineering was the sponsor. 

Inside the compound eye of a fiddler crab: This electron micrograph shows a cross-section through one of the many thousand elongated ommatidia (eye units). Seven retinula cells contribute microvillus projections to a central photosensitive rhabdom at perpendicular angles. This allows the crab to discriminate between horizontally and vertically polarized light.

Inside the compound eye of a fiddler crab: This electron micrograph shows a cross-section through one of the many thousand elongated ommatidia (eye units). Seven retinula cells contribute microvillus projections to a central photosensitive rhabdom at perpendicular angles. This allows the crab to discriminate between horizontally and vertically polarized light.

Multimodel communication in a changing world - Another PhD project on offer

Animals often communicate with one another using multiple sensory modalities (e.g. simultaneous visual, acoustic and olfactory signals). Such multimodal communication can modulate neural and perceptual processing, increase the likelihood of receiver responses, and facilitate the transfer of complementary information. The overall aim of this PhD project is to use alarm signalling in coral reef fish (i) to investigate the relative use of different sensory channels and (ii) to explore how multimodal communication is affected by various global pollutants. 


Prof. Andy Radford will be the Principal supervisor of this project, with co-supervisors of Dr Steve Simpson, Biosciences, University of Exeter and Prof. Nick Roberts and Dr Christos Ioannou, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol.

Please follow this link below for more details