I am currently a Junior Research Fellow at St John's College, University of Oxford. I am based in the Edward Grey Institute for Field Ornithology at the Department of Zoology. 

From October 2017, I will be moving to Germany to start a Max Planck Independent Group Leader Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell. 

I study information use, social networks, and animal culture, mostly in birds. The main bird population I work on is at Wytham woods, Oxfordshire. This woodland is home to one of the longest running ecological studies in the world, starting in 1947. More recently, it has seen a small revolution with the advent of miniature electronics, including passive integrated transponders (PIT-tags). I use a variety of automated devices to interface with these PIT-tags, allowing for largely remote data collection.

I've been using these methods to explore two different areas related to social ecology: firstly, the relationship between personality and the social environment; and secondly, how novel behaviours transmit through social network ties to form lasting traditions.

If you would like to find out more,check out my twitter account @LucyMAplin and my google scholar page