SciBar 17th January – Meerkats to moths: how animals behave and why

Join Dr Tristram Wyatt to discover how animal behaviour has evolved and how we can understand animal societies better. From molecular tools to developments in computing, new technologies have caused a revolution in the study of animal behaviour, allowing us to investigate in ways never previously possible. Tristram Wyatt is a senior research associate at the Zoology Department, University of Oxford and an emeritus fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. The second edition of his book Pheromones and Animal Behavior won the Royal Society of Biology’s prize for the Best Postgraduate Textbook in 2014 and his TED talk on human pheromones has been viewed over a million times. His latest book is Animal behaviour: A Very Short Introduction, published by OUP in 2017.