Despite the problems and chaos caused by Covid-19 this year, the group has remained productive and we have a number of new publications out now, mostly from students in the group.

Gina Ginnaw, an MSci year 4 project student, published her first paper! It explores the effect of noise and darkness on the collective motion of fish shoals:

Ginnaw G.M., Davidson I.K., Harding H.R., Simpson S.D., Roberts N.W., Radford A.N., Ioannou C.C. (2020) Effects of multiple stressors on fish shoal collective motion are independent and vary with shoaling metric. Animal Behaviour, 168: 7-17, 10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.07.024

PhD student Toby Champneys published the first paper from his PhD work, exploring the competitive/aggressive interactions between invasive and native fish:

Champneys T., Genner M.J., Ioannou C.C. (2020) Invasive Nile tilapia dominates a threatened indigenous tilapia in competition over shelter. Hydrobiologia, 10.1007/s10750-020-04341-8


Andrew Szopa-Comley published his second paper from his PhD, a wonderful study using an experimental approach in the field to test whether predatory behaviour is repeatable and whether it is separate to other personality traits:

Szopa-Comley A.W., Duffield C., Ramnarine I.W., Ioannou C.C. (2020) Predatory behaviour as a personality trait in a wild fish population. Animal Behaviour, 170: 51-64, 10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.10.002