Dr David Fisher
PhD, AHEA, MRes, BSc
I study behaviour and the role it plays in evolutionary and ecological processes, with a particular focus on social interactions. My works involves observations of wild animals, experiments in invertebrates in the laboratory, as well as simulation studies and reviews of statistical methods such as social network analysis. I also have an interest in the importance of social interactions in plants, the welfare of captive and farmed invertebrates, and how changing climates impact animal populations. Please get in touch if you would like to know more
Previously I worked at McMaster University (Canada), looking at the heritability and evolution of group traits in social spiders, and at the University of Guelph (Canada), studying North American red squirrels in the Yukon. I completed my PhD at the University of Exeter (Cornwall campus), and my Masters at the University of Liverpool.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Internal Memberships
I work on the School of Biological Sciences Retention committee, looking for ways we can improve student continuation rates.
- External Memberships
I am the Pre-print Editor for Evolution Letters
I am a member of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, the British Ecological Society, the Animal Welfare Research Network, and the British Arachnological Society.
Prizes and Awards
In 2022 I was awarded the Principal's Prize for Outstanding Research and Engagement in the category ECR (STEM)
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Older males attract more females but get fewer matings in a wild field cricketAnimal Behaviour, vol. 153, pp. 1-14Contributions to Journals: Articles
Social effects of territorial neighbours on the timing of spring breeding in North American red squirrelsJournal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 559-571Contributions to Journals: Articles
Opposite responses to selection and where to find themJournal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 505-518Contributions to Journals: Articles
Indirect effects on fitness between individuals that have never met via an extended phenotypeEcology Letters, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 697-706Contributions to Journals: Articles
Slower senescence in a wild insect population in years with a more female-biased sex ratioProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 286, no. 1900, 20190286Contributions to Journals: Articles
Comparing individual and population measures of senescence across 10 years in a wild insect populationEvolution, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 293-302Contributions to Journals: Articles
Indirect genetic effects clarify how traits can evolve even when fitness does notEvolution Letters, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 4-14Contributions to Journals: Articles
Testing the effect of early‐life reproductive effort on age‐related decline in a wild insectEvolution, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 317-328Contributions to Journals: Articles
Population differences in aggression are shaped by tropical cyclone-induced selectionNature Ecology & Evolution, vol. 3, pp. 1294-1297Contributions to Journals: Articles
A brief introduction to mixed effects modelling and multi-model inference in ecologyPeerJ, vol. 6, pp. 1-32Contributions to Journals: Articles