Dr Sasha Dall in the aviary with a zebra finch
Dr Sasha Dall
Director of International & Development (CLES Cornwall)/Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Ecology
The primary aim of my research is to explore how animals cope with the unexpected opportunities and dangers they face in their day-to-day lives. To this end, I study how animals collect and provide information to reduce uncertainty about significant events, or how they insure against it, along with evolutionary and ecological consequences of such risk management. Research in my group ranges from the development of explicit theoretical (mathematical and computational) models, through work on captive birds in aviaries (zebra finches, starlings) to work in the field with birds (pied flycatchers, barn swallows, red grouse, European shags, chestnut-crowned babblers) and mammals (badgers, lions, wolves, grey squirrels). I am a member of the Behaviour research group. I am also a (senior) Editor for Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Biological Sciences.
Click here for media coverage of my work. Here is a podcast of me being interviewed by our students about some recent work. Please also check out Julian Evans' PhD exploits on the Shag Project blog (sponsored by Fourth Element).
1991 BSc (Bristol)
1996 PhD (Bristol)
2010-now Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Ecology, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter
2005-2009 Lecturer in Mathematical Ecology, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter
2000-2004 Research Associate (NERC, UK), Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
1998-1999 Research Fellow (The Royal Society, UK), Mitrani Center for Desert Ecology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
1997-1998 Research Fellow (NSF, USA), Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, USA
1996-1997 Temporary Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol UK
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