Animals perceive the world in a way that's very different to humans: they are able to detect different scents, sounds and colours to us. I'm interested in figuring out how different animals perceive things, and how that might help us improve conservation practices and improve our understanding of their evolution.
My first paper was on this topic. Myself, Anne Gaskett and Megan Friesen explored whether seabirds could tell the difference between the colours of live birds and museum specimens. This involved modelling seabird vision using information we know about the morphology of their eye. You can find this paper here, or read a blog on it here.