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Dr Guillam McIvor

Dr Guillam McIvor

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Thornton)

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 Tremough House 

 

Tremough House, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

I am a post-doctoral research fellow who works as part of Alex Thornton's Wild Cognitions Research Group. I moved to Cornwall to set up the Cornish Jackdaw Project in 2012, which aims to investigate and better understand cognitive evolution in the animal kingdom. We now have over 80 occupied nest boxes in the local area and have colour ringed over 2500 birds. I have worked on a wide range of topics over the last 10 years, from ecology, to human-wildlife conflict and animal behaviour. My most recent research has focussed on how animals learn about danger, the effects of group heterogeneity on collective behaviour. You can find more information on my website .

Qualifications

2012 - PhD - University of St Andrews

2008 - Undergraduate MSc - University of Glasgow

Career

2017 - present - Post-doctoral Research Fellow - University of Exeter

2017 - Visiting Researcher - Newcastle University

2012 - 2016 - Associate Research Fellow - University of Exeter

2008 - 2012 - PhD - University of St Andrews

2007 - Research Assistant - University of Glasgow

2006 - 2007 - RSPB North Scotland Office - Red Kite Project Assistant

2005 - Research Assistant - University of Glasgow

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Research

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Greggor AL, McIvor GE, Clayton NS, Thornton A (In Press). Contagious risk taking: social information and context influence wild jackdaws' responses to novelty and risk. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Woods RD, Kings M, McIvor GE, Thornton A (2018). Caller characteristics influence recruitment to collective antipredator events in jackdaws. Scientific Reports, 8, 7343-7343. Abstract.  Full text.
Ling H, Mclvor GE, Nagy G, MohaimenianPour S, Vaughan RT, Thornton A, Ouellette NT (2018). Simultaneous measurements of three-dimensional trajectories and wingbeat frequencies of birds in the field. J R Soc Interface, 15(147). Abstract.  Author URL.
McIvor GE, Lee VE, Thornton A (2018). Testing social learning of anti-predator responses in juvenile jackdaws: the importance of accounting for levels of agitation. Royal Society Open Science, 5, 171571-171571. Abstract.  Full text.
McIvor GE, Healy SD (2017). Nest site selection and patterns of nest re-use in the Hooded Crow Corvus cornix. Bird Study, 64(3), 374-385. Abstract.
Mcivor GE, Healy SD (2015). Communal nesting by Hooded Crows. Bird Study Abstract.
McIvor GE, Healy SD (2015). Communal nesting by Hooded Crows. Bird Study, 62(3), 423-426. Abstract.
McIvor GE (2015). Hooded Crows nesting inside a caravan. British Birds, 108(7), 430-431.
McIvor GE, Rowe C, Healy SD (2012). Deterring Hooded Crows from Re-Nesting on Power Poles. WILDLIFE SOCIETY BULLETIN, 36(4), 729-734. Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Greggor AL, McIvor GE, Clayton NS, Thornton A (In Press). Contagious risk taking: social information and context influence wild jackdaws' responses to novelty and risk. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2018

Woods RD, Kings M, McIvor GE, Thornton A (2018). Caller characteristics influence recruitment to collective antipredator events in jackdaws. Scientific Reports, 8, 7343-7343. Abstract.  Full text.
Ling H, Mclvor GE, Nagy G, MohaimenianPour S, Vaughan RT, Thornton A, Ouellette NT (2018). Simultaneous measurements of three-dimensional trajectories and wingbeat frequencies of birds in the field. J R Soc Interface, 15(147). Abstract.  Author URL.
McIvor GE, Lee VE, Thornton A (2018). Testing social learning of anti-predator responses in juvenile jackdaws: the importance of accounting for levels of agitation. Royal Society Open Science, 5, 171571-171571. Abstract.  Full text.

2017

McIvor GE, Healy SD (2017). Nest site selection and patterns of nest re-use in the Hooded Crow Corvus cornix. Bird Study, 64(3), 374-385. Abstract.

2015

Mcivor GE, Healy SD (2015). Communal nesting by Hooded Crows. Bird Study Abstract.
McIvor GE, Healy SD (2015). Communal nesting by Hooded Crows. Bird Study, 62(3), 423-426. Abstract.
McIvor GE (2015). Hooded Crows nesting inside a caravan. British Birds, 108(7), 430-431.

2012

McIvor GE, Rowe C, Healy SD (2012). Deterring Hooded Crows from Re-Nesting on Power Poles. WILDLIFE SOCIETY BULLETIN, 36(4), 729-734. Author URL.

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I supervise undergraduate and masters students who undertake field projects with the Cornish Jackdaw Project studying ecology and behaviour. I also provide guidance and training in the field for our PhD students. In the 2018/19 academic year I will be teaching on the Development of Behaviour and Biology of Birds modules.

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