My field of study is animal colouration and how animals utilize it for different purposes such as concealment, communication and sexual signalling.
My work focuses on background matching in a heterogeneous environment. Species that live in a complex environment with many different backgrounds which they can use, should have an optimal colour and pattern that renders them capable of blending sufficiently in the majority of those backgrounds. I am using methods to determine which that optimal colour and pattern is.
I studied Biology (BSc) at the University of Patras from where I graduated in February 2013. My undergraduate research project was focused on the distribution of the species of Amphibians in the protected area of Strofilia Forest - Kotichi Wetland Natural Park.
I just started my second year of my PhD at the University of Bristol. I am trying to determine the optimal camouflage (colour and pattern) which fits the best in a complex natural environment.