I am an Evolutionary Ecologist. I love trying to understand how and why animals compete and cooperate, and how these kinds of interactions have shaped life on Earth.
I try and work on animals that behave in ways that might not make much sense, at least at first glance. This means I go where the questions take me, which has led to me working across African and Australian woodlands, Chinese jungles and on coral reefs throughout the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific.
At the moment, a lot of my work is looking into whether some of the strange things that animals do can help us understand some of our own strange behaviours. I am also looking at how climate change is affecting how animals behave, and what that might mean for the health of ecosystems.
A lot of my career has been spent travelling around the world, which has been wonderful as I have a lot of brilliant collaborators. At the moment I spend my time split between Griffith University in Australia, the University of Cambridge in England and the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology in Germany.