Academic staff and research

These academic staff (Principal Investigators, PIs) form the core of the Centre for Ornithology Research and Teaching team.

Professor Pat Butler

Professor Pat Butler

Emeritus Professor of Zoology

School of Biosciences

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45470

Email p.j.butler@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jackie Chappell

Dr Jackie Chappell

Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour

School of Biosciences

Dr Chappell is an expert in the field of animal cognition, and is involved in interdisciplinary research and teaching between the fields of biology, psychology and computer science.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3257

Email j.m.chappell@bham.ac.uk

Professor Graham Martin

Professor Graham Martin

Emeritus Professor, Avian Sensory Science

School of Biosciences

Professor Graham Martin is an Ornithologist with an international reputation built upon his research into the sensory worlds of birds. In recent years he has used his expertise to focus on problems concerned with the functions vision, especially binocular vision, in foraging behaviour, and in understanding why some bird species are particularly vulnerable to collisions with human artifacts such ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5598

Email g.r.martin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jim Reynolds

Dr Jim Reynolds

Lecturer in Ornithology and Animal Conservation

School of Biosciences

Dr Jim Reynolds has worked on the reproductive biology and the nutritional ecology of birds from many different and diverse orders including passerines, geese, grouse, kingfishers and terns. He has worked in North America and in mainland Europe in investigating how human activity influences food availability and the resulting changes in avian reproductive investment and life histories. He ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 43639

Email j.reynolds.2@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Sadler

Professor Jon Sadler

Professor of Biogeography
Head of Education

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jon Sadler is a biogeographer and ecologist who focuses on species population and assemblage dynamics in urban and riparian environments. His research involves interdisciplinary science using a combination of detailed field studies and field experimentation. His work emphasizes the links between environmental variability and species responses, with particular emphasis on urbanisation and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45776

Email j.p.sadler@bham.ac.uk

Dr Susannah Thorpe

Dr Susannah Thorpe

Senior Lecturer

School of Biosciences

Dr Thorpe's expertise lies in the field of ecmorphology. Her research is about understanding how organisms get to be built the way they are built, and the consequences of their design for patterns of resource use, interactions with other species, and for patterns of evolution. Specific themes in her lab at present are the evolution of human bipedalism; how animals (including ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45040

Email s.k.thorpe@bham.ac.uk

 

We conduct research within a broad range of topics which all have as their main focus the biology of birds. These broad topics include ecological, physiological and behavioural studies and there are a number of research projects which bridge between these.

The profile pages of staff give a brief description of each of their main interests and contact details. Please use the links to individual web sites for more details.