Emmanuelle Briolat
PhD student


I have broad interests in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology, but am especially fascinated by animal communication and visual signalling.

Before beginning my PhD, I worked as a research assistant in two very different groups, studying first camouflage in cuttlefish, then parental behaviour in burying beetles. As part of my BBSRC funding, I also completed a short rotation project in the Psychology Department at the University of Exeter, focusing on edge perception and flight behaviour in bumblebees. My current project investigates the form and function of aposematic, or warning signals, using day-flying moths as a study system. 

Aside from academic research, I regularly write popular science articles for the MRC’s Biological Picture of the Day website, and have also written for Biosphere magazine.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Sensory Ecology


2012 : BA (Hons, 1st class) in Natural Sciences – Zoology (Girton College, University of Cambridge)

Contact details

AddressTremough House
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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