Two new Research Assistants join EVOECOCOG team

8 Dec 2017
Sam Crofts and Sam Bailey

Welcome to Sam Crofts and Sam Bayley, who have recently joined our team as Research Assistants.

They have joined a team of researchers interested in understanding why individuals vary in their cognitive abilities. The Evolutionary Ecology of Cognition (EVOECOCOG) - an ERC funded project - takes the disciplines of cognition and evolutionary biology into a natural setting to answer this question. It aims to do this by investigating a variety of proximate causes and population-level consequences of individual cognitive variation using a great tit Parus major population. The project represents one of the first large-scale integrative studies of cognitive performance on any wild population. Sam Crofts will be based in Oxford, UK, working in Wytham Wood, as part of a collaboration with the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. Sam Bayley will be based at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at UCC.

UCC Ornithology Research Group

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UCC North Mall Campus, North Mall, Cork City,