As the group leader, Karen is interested in colour signalling, colour vision, mimicry and mutualism in the marine environment. Her work primarily focuses on fish and nudibranchs.
Naomi is a PhD student under the supervision of Karen Cheney and Justin Marshall investigating fish colour vision and predator psychology. Her primary fish model is the triggerfish.
Cedric van den Berg
Cedric is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Karen Cheney, Dr. Simon Bloomberg, Prof John Endler and Prof Justin Marshall and. He is looking at the function of colour patterns in a number of animal systems including nudibranchs and fish.
MARTIN is a great fish trainer and has moved from sharks to apogonids (cardinalfish). He is working on the visual ecology of these sometimes nocturnal reef species.
olly investigates colour signalling in nudibranchs, and has been specifically looking at honest signalling in the bright and highly toxic Chromodoris spp.