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Dr Martin Stevens
Associate Professor in Sensory and Evolutionary Ecology


My work covers sensory ecology and evolution, especially vision and adaptive coloration.

The research conducted in our group and with our collaborators covers a broad range of areas, including animal (especially bird) vision, anti-predator coloration (especially camouflage, warning signals, and eyespots), brood parasitism, and signalling, communication, and animal coloration in general. We work on a wide range of taxonomic groups, including birds, reptiles, crabs, insects, primates, and even humans. Our work combines empirical and theoretical work in the lab and field, both in the UK and abroad (Africa, mainland Europe, SE Asia). It is highly interdisciplinary, incorporating theories and methods from several areas of biology, experimental psychology, and computer science. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us.

My research group website can be found at

I am also a member of the Behaviour research group.


2006 PhD, Bristol
2003 BSc, Bristol (Zoology)


2012-2014 BBSRC David Philips Senior Research Fellow, Exeter
2009-2012 Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge
2009-2012 BBSRC David Phillips Research Fellow, Cambridge
2006-2009 Research Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge
2006 PhD Bristol


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BuildingTremough House
AddressUniversity of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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