My research interests are broad but generally centre on sensory aspects of trophic interactions. That is, I am interested in the behavioural ecology and evolutionary ecology of how animals find food and evaluate the attractiveness of potential food. I am similarly interested in the converse processes by which individuals avoid (or in unusual situations encourage) their own consumption. These interests have spawned two monographs:
Avoiding Attack: The evolutionary ecology of crypsis, warning signals and mimicry, published in 2004, and co-authored with Tom Sherratt of Carleton University in Canada and Mike Speed of the University of Liverpool
Living in Groups published in 2002, and co-authored with Jens Krause of the University of Leeds.