Faculty of Science Department of Zoology

Research in Zoology

Evolution and Behaviour

Research in this group examines behaviour and evolution at several levels, ranging from cells to populations, and includes sound production in insects, patterns of rhythmicity in crustacean locomotor systems and the sensory environment of pelagic animals. Research in evolutionary biology includes phylogeny and taxonomy; zoogeography and patterns of speciation; the origin, structure and maintenance of hybrid zones; sexual selection, including female choice and sperm competition; the evolution of co-operation in birds and invertebrates; acoustic signalling by frogs; foraging behaviour; and inter-specific relationships.

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