Dr Nick Royle
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology

External responsibilities

Editorial responsibilities

In addition to NERC grant and fellowship applications and grant applications from overseas bodies (e.g. NSHRF) I regularly review manuscripts for scientific journals, including: American Naturalist, Animal Behaviour, Auk, Avian Science, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Biology Letters, Biological Reviews, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Evolution, Evolutionary Ecology, Functional Ecology, Ibis, Journal of Avian Biology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Oecologia, Oikos, PloS ONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Wildfowl, Zebrafish.

I am a section editor for BMC Ecology and an editor for Behavioral Ecology. 

I have also edited a major book on The Evolution of Parental Care, published by Oxford University Press http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199692583.do.

Invited lectures

I have given invited seminars at 8 UK Universities and 2 Universities outside the UK.

Media Coverage

My work receives regular, widespread coverage in the media. Recent examples include:

Recent work on parental care in burying beetles (Benowitz et al. 2013) published by Proceedings of the Royal Society B has received widepsread media coverage both in the UK (e.g. BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22950923, The Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2344443/Older-men-make-better-fathers-tolerate-infidelity-BEETLE-world.html?ito=feeds-newsxml, The Times http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article3795551.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_06_19) and abroad (e.g. India  http://zeenews.india.com/news/science/older-male-burying-beetles-make-better-fathers_856078.html, USA  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/19/older-males-better-fathers-beetle-study_n_3461808.html). It has also been chosen to feature as the 'research finding of the month' by BBC Wildlife magazine (http://www.discoverwildlife.com/).

Another recent paper, on personality in zebra finches, published in Biology Letters (Schuett et al. 2013) has also been widely reported in the media, including The Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2335681/Enviroment-stronger-genes-determining-personality.html, The Belfast Telegraph  http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breakingnews/offbeat/nurture-determines-personality-29320625.html, The Daily Telegaph, The Scotsman and numerous other print and online outlets in the UK, Europe and in Australia, India, Ireland and New Zealand. In addition I was interviewed about the paper on Talk Radio Europe and the research is scheduled to feature on over 60 radio stations across the USA and Canada as a slot on the Academic Minute http://www.wamc.org/programs/academic-minute.

My work on social networks in families of great tits published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Royle et al. 2012) resulted in an interview on BBC Radio Cornwall, and appeared in many online outlets and local papers (e.g. http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Tweets-just-vital-birds-humans/story-17191906-detail/story.html#axzz2YAxJn646).

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