sexual selection

Drivers of sexual traits: age and a whole lot more

Many male animals have multiple displays and behaviours to attract females; and often the larger or greater the better. Understanding what has driven the evolution of these traits is an important evolutionary question. A new study spearheaded by Matti Kervinen at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, working with Carl...

Life Sciences lecturer to feature in New Scientist

New lecturer at the School of Life Sciences, Dr Carl Soulsbury, is to feature in the New Scientist’s December edition. Dr Soulsbury’s research focuses on life history strategies and his work with black grouse will be used to illustrate the perils of sexual selection in nature, based on the...

Through animals’ eyes

Experts from the School of Life Sciences recently gave an insight into the fascinating world of animal vision at a prestigious national exhibition. Drs Anna Wilkinson and Tom Pike presented research at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London, an event that showcases cutting-edge developments in science and technology. The exhibit featured interactive activities, such as viewing...