Dr Sasha Dall in the aviary with a zebra finch

Dr Sasha Dall in the aviary with a zebra finch

Dr Sasha Dall
Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Ecology

Profile

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 the Secretary of the Media & Policy Committee of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

 

 

 

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Qualifications

1991 BSc (Bristol)
1996 PhD (Bristol)

Career

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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Email
Tel+44 (0) 1326 371860
Fax+44 (0) 1326 371829
BuildingDaphne du Maurier
Office3.061
AddressDaphne du Maurier
Centre for Ecology and Conservation
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus
TR10 9FE
UK

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