Our research focuses on the application of tracking technologies to gather data on the social interactions and movements of animals. We use network analyses to explore behaviour, the fundamental properties and mechanisms driving connectivity, and how this information can be usefully applied in management and conservation.
It is my aim to ensure that the NETLab offers a creative, positive and stimulating environment for researchers of all stages, diversities and backgrounds to develop, learn and progress in their careers.
Welcome to the
Network Ecology and Telemetry Lab
30 May 2022
A new paper, led by Mike Williamson, went online today in Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. Mike's paper uses remote sensing data from Google Earth Engine to configure an index to estimate the exposure of shallow coral reefs to multiple environmental stressors. Read the paper here or a recent news piece in Oceanographic.
27 Apr 2022
Lucy, David and Adam Piper return from another successful field campaign to La Graciosa in The Canary Islands. Another year of Angelshark tracking data downloaded and dissolved oxygen sensors now deployed on receivers around the Marine Reserve. Thanks to Hector and Mike Sealey for all your help.
05 Apr 2022
We have a new doctor in the lab!! Huge congratulations to Dr Mike Williamson who successfully defended his PhD today with minor corrections. Thanks to examiners Drs Nuno Queiroz and Steve Portugal for what was by all accounts a very positive experience. Shame it had to be online! Mike will be staying on in the lab, working on a new project tracking European eel with Dr Adam Piper.
28 Feb 2022
How can social network analyses help to address conservation in fishes? Our new paper is out today in Communications Biology.
15 Sept 2021
Today we welcome our newest member, Natasha Marosi, who joins us as a remote PhD student supervised by Darren Croft at Exeter University and myself. Natasha is based in Fiji where she is Director of Conservation for Beqa Adventure Divers and will be conducting her project on the enigmatic bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas), exploring the structure and function of social behaviour at a human influenced dive site.
01 Sept 2021
*** Excited to announce that the NETLab has moved to Lancaster University ***
Our research is now based at the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) within the beautiful campus of Lancaster University. This brings with it some really exciting new opportunities for the group. Plus we are now 30 mins from the Lake District!!