Citizen science

Our research group is currently using online experiments and games to ask questions about animal perception.

Assessing fancy males: what do female bowerbirds see during male courtship displays? PhD student Menno van Berkel is testing how females perceive the displays of male great bowerbirds.

Catch the ladybird! How does background complexity affect the efficacy of aposematic warning patterns? Third year undergraduate student Jon Hill is testing the role of animal patterning and visual background on prey capture times. Play online at http://www.visual-ecology.com/ladybirds