Behaviour and Ecology
Dr Kate Durrant
My scientific interests are many and varied. Primarily a molecular and behavioural ecologist, I have also worked with host-parasite-vector systems, phylogeography, sperm competition, sexual selection, mating systems and conservation genetics.
I am interested in extra-pair copulation
and sperm competition theory, parasite-mediated sexual selection, patterns of
host-parasite phylogeography, and the effects of parasites and disease on
endangered species. I am also studying the behavioural ecology of the white-crowned black wheatear ( ).
I am also studying the behavioural ecology of the white-crowned black wheatear (Oenanthe leucopyga
Most of my studies so far have concentrated
on avian systems, including avian malaria.
In 2008 I was part of a team that described a new species of forest
robin, Stiphrornis pyrrholaemus, from
Omer Jaf (PhD)
Ian Skicko (MRes)
Joćo Pedro Pio (MRes)
Luke McLeod (MRes)
Sarah Fowkes (MRes)Lisa Gecchele (MRes)