Welcome! 

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 google scholar page and my university page, and look around the rest of this site.



Contact details -

Email:  lucy.aplin [at] zoo.ox.ac.uk
Address: Lucy Aplin, Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, Tinbergen Building, OX1 3PS, Oxford, United Kingdom.