Professor Susan Healy from the School of Biology at the University of St Andrews will be the speaker for the SBS research seminar series this week.
Prof Healy has several avenues of research currently underway all stemming from an interest in adaptation and cognition. Her group investigates cognitive ablities in non-model organisms such as hummingbirds, zebra finches and bowerbirds and they are especially interested in 'animal cognition in the wild' and test cognitive abilities of animals (nearly always birds) in as natural conditions as possible. She currently has two major projects: 1) cognitive abilities of rufous hummingbirds (in collaboration with Andy Hurly, U. of Lethbridge, Canada) and 2) the cognitive basis of nest building in birds (in collaboration with Simone Meddle, U. of Edinburgh, UK).
- Professor Susan Healy
- Hosted by
- Dr Pierre Bize
- Zoology Lecture Theatre - Ground Floor
No booking required - all welcome.