Dr Feng Xiao


My research interests focus on behavioural and visual ecology, and animal colouration shaped by natural and sexual selection.

My PhD is focusing on the animal camouflage, and visual ecology of disruptive colouration, and background pattern matching. I am mainly using avian vision as a model because they are able to see ultraviolet reflectance, whereas humans cannot.


I obtained my BSc in Zoology from the University of Bristol in 2005, and MSc in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in Imperial College London in 2008. I am supervised by Professor Innes Cuthill.

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