Mr Sam Matchette


The focus for my PhD has been to investigate the effect that rapid illumination change has upon camouflage strategies.  Dynamic illumination introduces a host of visual noise that, in a similar manner to physical visual noise, should influence aspects of behaviour and perception. Two forms of dynamic illumination have been of interest: dappled light (terrestrial) and water caustics (aquatic).


The University of Bristol has served as home for both my undergraduate and current postgraduate ventures. I graduated in the summer of 2015 with first-class honours in Zoology (BSc) and am now undertaking a PhD (CASE Studentship) under supervision from Dr. Nick Scott-Samuel and Prof. Innes Cuthill. The studentship is joint-funded by EPSRC and Qientiq.


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