Current Lab Members
Dr. Robert Lachlan
Senior Lecturer - My work focusses on the interplay between communication, culture and evolution. In particular, research focuses on bird song and other comparative systems.
Dr. Lies Zandberg
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow - My research interests lie in sexual selection, cultural evolution and acoustic communication.
I am currently working as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow on the project Fashion and fads in birdsong in which I will study the cultural processes and selection pressures underpinning fashion and fads in corn bunting song.
I have previously worked on the auditory perception and cultural evolution of (bird) song. For my PhD I studied the role of pair compatibility in mate preferences and reproductive success.
Marianne Sarfati MSc.
PhD Researcher - My PhD project focusses on the effects of pollution on cultural evolution of song.
PhD researcher - My PhD project focusses on studying the evolution of vocal learning through comparative cultural evolution.
Sarah Jenkins - Postdoctoral associate (2021-2022): Cultural evolution of risk perceptions. Current position: Lecturer at University of Leeds
Joseph Cooper - PhD student (2015-2019): On the evolution of vocal development in island chaffinch populations. Current position: Research Scientist at the British Trust for Ornithology
Madeleine King - Volunteer Research Assistant (2021-2022) - Individuality in Corn Bunting song. Current position: PhD student at University of Stirling
Lauren Bignold - Volunteer Research Assistant (2021-2022) - Song sharing in the European Robin
Mollie Brown - Research Assistant Bursary Award (2022) - Song sharing in the European Robin
Maya Khalil - Summer Nuffield Research Placement (2020) - Song sharing in the wren.
Anjuma Siddiqa - Summer Nuffield Research Placement (2019) - Chaffinch song development.
Imogen Mansfield - Volunteer Research Assistant (2016) - Individuality in shared chaffinch song-types. Currently PhD Researcher at University of Birmingham