Dr Nick Royle
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology


I am a behavioural and evolutionary ecologist with wide ranging interests centred around the study of animal life-history diversity and evolution; including reproductive conflicts of interest, early and social environmental effects, signalling and mate choice, and the role of diet in mediating these behaviours. I also have developing interests in animal social networks, behavioural syndromes and brood parasites. My work uses both vertebrate and invertebrate model systems in the field and in the lab. I am a member of the Behaviour research group.


1998 PhD Zoology (University of Durham)
1993 BSc Ecology (University of Edinburgh)


2008-present Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology, University of Exeter
2007-2008 NERC postdoctoral fellowship, University of Exeter
2005-2006 NERC postdoctoral fellowship, University of Glasgow
2002-2005 Postdoc, University of Glasgow (with Jan Lindström & Neil Metcalfe)
1998-2001 Postdoc, Lancaster University (Ian Hartley & Geoff Parker)

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326 371825
AddressDaphne du Maurier Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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