is internationally recognised as one of the leading groups in comparative visual science in the world. With around 30 academics our research stretches across the entire animal kingdom, from the tiny eyes of jellyfishes, via the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans, to the advanced camera eyes of squids and vertebrates. Our speciality is the design and evolution of eyes, and also how eyes are adapted to the lifestyles and habitats of animals. Our techniques range from optics, electrophysiology and theoretical modelling, to microscopy, molecular biology and visual behaviour.
Scholtyssek et al 2013
Brightness discrimination in the South African fur seal (Arcocephalus pusillus)
Lind, Mitkus, Olsson & Kelber 2013
Ultraviolet sensitivity and colour vision in raptor foraging.
Scholtyssek, Kelber et al 2013
A harbor seal can transfer the same/different concept to new stimulus dimensions
Eye evolution and its functional basis
Petie, Garm, & Nilsson 2013
Velarium control and visual steering in box jellyfish
Dacke, Baird & Warrant et al 2013
Dung beetles use the Milky Way for orientation
Lind, Karlsson & Kelber 2013 Brightness Discrimination in Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).