Welcome to Yinka Abayomi

Apr 4, 2023

Yinka Abayomi

We are excited that Yinka Abayomi has joined our team at the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town. Yinka is a new MasterCard Foundation Scholar, and will be carrying out his MSc research on the occurrence and determinants of pre-rain green-up and its association with the timing of breeding in birds in Zambia’s miombo woodlands, working with Chima and Claire. He joins us from the Federal University of Abeokuta, Nigeria, and brings to the team his expertise in forestry, and an enthusiastic and growing interest in ornithology, and particularly in how climate change affects the timing of annual cycle events in birds.



Tanmay Dixit awarded PhD and starting Junior Research Fellowship

Tanmay’s PhD, entitled “Signatures and forgeries: optimality in a coevolutionary arms race” was awarded with no corrections. Huge thanks to collaborators and colleagues who were instrumental to this work, and to examiners James Herbert-Read and Graeme Ruxton. Tanmay will remain on the team and continue conducting fieldwork in Choma as part of the Junior Research fellowship that he is starting at Jesus College, Cambridge.

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