The Behavioural & Sensory Ecology Lab
Dr. Jim Barnett (he/him)
Assistant Professor in Zoology
Email: jbarnett [at] tcd.ie
Jim is a behavioural ecologist and herpetologist interested in the evolution and conservation of biodiversity. He uses visual ecology in the field and laboratory to understand how animals perceive their surroundings, synthesise complex multimodal information to make decisions, and interact with both conspecifics and heterospecifics.
Brendan is interested in the evolution of imperfect mimicry and is working with poison frogs to ask how multiple functions of colour (warning signals, mimicry, & camouflage) interact with behaviour. Brendan's research includes field and computer-based experiments to explore how this interaction differs between model and mimic and how different defences are employed at different life stages.