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Dr Thomas Price

Senior Lecturer Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

    Teaching

    Field skills for biologists

    Malham tarn, where we often go to study nesting birds and mating insects
    Malham tarn, where we often go to study nesting birds and mating insects

    I teach on the first year field course, usually in the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales, and occasionally on the second (France) and third year (Uganda) field courses. Most of my field teaching is about experimental design, behavioural ecology, and observing animal behaviour in nature.

    Animal behaviour and evolution

    Cleaner fish removing parasites from a client
    Cleaner fish removing parasites from a client

    I teach on animal behaviour courses, particularly focusing on the evolution of cooperation and conflict. I run a Masters course on Evolution and Behaviour.

    Lab projects

    Our fly lab
    Our fly lab

    I take a lot of Honours and Masters students into my research group, typically studying aspects of fruit fly behaviour and evolution. Many of my students have produced such high quality work that we have been able to publish it, and I'm very proud of these students. These are recent papers by undergraduates Mike Cuss and Chris Maguire, and Masters student David Fisher.

    Verspoor, R. L., Cuss, M., & Price, T. A. R. (2015). Age-based mate choice in the monandrous fruit fly Drosophila subobscura. Animal Behaviour, 102, 199-207.

    Maguire, Chris , Anne Lizé, and Tom Price. "Assessment of rival males through the use of multiple sensory cues in the fruitfly Drosophila pseudoobscura." PloS one 10.4 (2015): e0123058.

    Fisher, D. N., Doff, R. J., & Price, T. A. (2013). True polyandry and pseudopolyandry: why does a monandrous fly remate?. BMC evolutionary biology, 13(1), 157.

    Modules for 2020-21

    BIOLOGY & ECOLOGY FIELD SKILLS

    Module code: LIFE124

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    Current Topics in Animal Behaviour

    Module code: LIFE322

    Role: Teaching

    EVOLUTION AND BEHAVIOUR

    Module code: LIFE709

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    Essential Skills for the Life Sciences 2

    Module code: LIFE223

    Role: Teaching

    INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH

    Module code: LIFE702

    Role: Teaching

    Life Sciences Summer Research Internship

    Module code: LIFE398

    Role: Teaching

    MRES RESEARCH PROJECT

    Module code: LIFE706

    Role: Teaching

    MSC RESEARCH PROJECT

    Module code: LIFE703

    Role: Teaching

    Research Project

    Module code: LIFE363

    Role: Teaching