Loading content

Dr Robert Heathcote

Associate Research Fellow

 Not Known

 

Overview

I'm a behavioural ecologist with broad interests that have mostly involved animal signalling, predator-prey interactions, social behaviour, cognition and speciation. My study organisms are just as broad, and I have worked on lizards, sticklebacks, guppies and several bird species. My current research involves studying why guppies are capable of rapidly changing their eye colour. More details of my research can be found at my personal website: http://www.robertheathcote.co.uk

Qualifications

2010-2014    DPhil Zoology, University of Oxford 

2008-2009    MSc Integrative Biosciences, University of Oxford 

2004-2008    BSc Hons Zoology, University of Edinburgh 

Career

Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter. 2015-present

Teaching Fellow, University of Exeter. 2014-2015

Links

Research group links

Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Heathcote R, Darden S, Troscianko J, Lawson MRM, Brown AM, Laker PR, Naisbett-Jones LC, MacGregor HEA, Ramnarine I, Croft DP, et al (In Press). Dynamic eye colour as an honest signal of aggression. Current Biology Full text.
Heathcote RJP, While GM, Macgregor HEA, Sciberras J, Leroy C, D'Ettorre P, Uller T (2016). Male behaviour drives assortative reproduction during the initial stage of secondary contact. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29(5), 1003-1015. Abstract.
While GM, Michaelides S, Heathcote RJP, Macgregor HEA, Zajac N, Beninde J, Carazo P, Pérez i de Lanuza G, Sacchi R, Zuffi MAL, et al (2015). Sexual selection drives asymmetric introgression in wall lizards. Ecology Letters, 18(12), 1366-1375. Abstract.
von Bayern AMP, Heathcote RJP, Rutz C, Kacelnik A (2009). The Role of Experience in Problem Solving and Innovative Tool Use in Crows. Current Biology, 19(22), 1965-1968. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Heathcote R, Darden S, Troscianko J, Lawson MRM, Brown AM, Laker PR, Naisbett-Jones LC, MacGregor HEA, Ramnarine I, Croft DP, et al (In Press). Dynamic eye colour as an honest signal of aggression. Current Biology Full text.
Heathcote RJP, Darden SK, Franks DW, Ramnarine IW, Croft DP (In Press). Fear of predation drives stable and differentiated social relationships in guppies. Scientific Reports Full text.
Heathcote RJP, While GM, Macgregor HEA, Sciberras J, Leroy C, D'Ettorre P, Uller T (2016). Male behaviour drives assortative reproduction during the initial stage of secondary contact. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29(5), 1003-1015. Abstract.
Heathcote RJP, Dawson DA, Uller T (2015). Characterisation of nine European wall lizard (Podarcis muralis) microsatellite loci of utility across sub-species. CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, 7(1), 85-87. Author URL.
While GM, Michaelides S, Heathcote RJP, Macgregor HEA, Zajac N, Beninde J, Carazo P, Pérez i de Lanuza G, Sacchi R, Zuffi MAL, et al (2015). Sexual selection drives asymmetric introgression in wall lizards. Ecology Letters, 18(12), 1366-1375. Abstract.
Heathcote RJP, Bell E, d'Ettorre P, While GM, Uller T (2014). The scent of sun worship: Basking experience alters scent mark composition in male lizards. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68(5), 861-870. Abstract.
von Bayern AMP, Heathcote RJP, Rutz C, Kacelnik A (2009). The Role of Experience in Problem Solving and Innovative Tool Use in Crows. Current Biology, 19(22), 1965-1968. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Heathcote R, Darden S, Troscianko J, Lawson MRM, Brown AM, Laker PR, Naisbett-Jones LC, MacGregor HEA, Ramnarine I, Croft DP, et al (In Press). Dynamic eye colour as an honest signal of aggression. Current Biology Full text.
Heathcote RJP, Darden SK, Franks DW, Ramnarine IW, Croft DP (In Press). Fear of predation drives stable and differentiated social relationships in guppies. Scientific Reports Full text.

2016

Heathcote RJP, While GM, Macgregor HEA, Sciberras J, Leroy C, D'Ettorre P, Uller T (2016). Male behaviour drives assortative reproduction during the initial stage of secondary contact. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29(5), 1003-1015. Abstract.

2015

Heathcote RJP, Dawson DA, Uller T (2015). Characterisation of nine European wall lizard (Podarcis muralis) microsatellite loci of utility across sub-species. CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, 7(1), 85-87. Author URL.
While GM, Michaelides S, Heathcote RJP, Macgregor HEA, Zajac N, Beninde J, Carazo P, Pérez i de Lanuza G, Sacchi R, Zuffi MAL, et al (2015). Sexual selection drives asymmetric introgression in wall lizards. Ecology Letters, 18(12), 1366-1375. Abstract.

2014

Heathcote RJP, Bell E, d'Ettorre P, While GM, Uller T (2014). The scent of sun worship: Basking experience alters scent mark composition in male lizards. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68(5), 861-870. Abstract.

2009

von Bayern AMP, Heathcote RJP, Rutz C, Kacelnik A (2009). The Role of Experience in Problem Solving and Innovative Tool Use in Crows. Current Biology, 19(22), 1965-1968. Abstract.

Robert_Heathcote Details from cache as at 2019-08-20 22:44:21

Refresh publications

Teaching

Modules

2018/19

Information not currently available


Supervision / Group

Back | Edit Profile