Dr Chima Nwaogu



  • Nwaogu, C.J. & Cresswell, W. (2021) Local timing of rainfall predicts the timing of moult within a single locality and the progress of moult among localities that vary in the onset of the wet season in a year-round breeding tropical songbird. Journal of Ornithology 162: 265–276.

  • Nwaogu, C.J., Tieleman, B.I. & Cresswell, W. (2020) Geographic variation in baseline innate immune function does not follow variation in aridity along a tropical environmental gradient. Scientific Reports 10: 5909.

  • Nwaogu, C.J., Galema, A., Dietz, M.W., Cresswell, W. & Tieleman, B.I. (2020) A fruit diet rather than an invertebrate diet maintains a robust innate immunity without a deterioration of body condition. Journal of Animal Ecology 89: 867-883.

  • Nwaogu, C.J., Cresswell, W., Versteegh, M.A. & Tieleman, B.I. (2018) Environment explains seasonal differences in baseline innate immune function better than annual cycle stages in a natural tropical songbird population.  Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 537-553.

  • Nwaogu, C.J., Tieleman, B.I., Bitrus K.Z. & Cresswell, W. (2018) Temperature and aridity determine body size conformity to Bergmann’s rule independent of latitudinal differences in a tropical environment.  Journal of Ornithology 159: 1053-1062.

  • Nwaogu, C.J.; Tieleman, B.I. & Cresswell, W (2018) Weak breeding seasonality of a songbird in a seasonally arid tropical environment arises from individual flexibility and strongly seasonal moult. Ibis 161: 533 – 545.

  • Nwaogu, C.J., Dietz, M.W., Tieleman, B.I. & Cresswell, W (2017) Breeding limits foraging time: evidence of interrupted foraging response from body mass variation in a tropical environment – Journal of Avian Biology 48: 565-569.
  • Nwaogu, C.J. & Cresswell, W. (2016) Body reserves in intra-African migrants. Journal of Ornithology 157: 125-135.

Other articles

      • Nwaogu C.J. & Ivande S.T. (2017). Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator brood parasitism and presence of a developmental bill hook in the Rosy Bee-eater Merops malimbicus Bulletin of African Bird Club 24(2): 204-208.

      • Nwaogu C.J.; Agbo B.O.; Bitrus K.Z.; Ottosson U. & Manu S. A. (2017) Status of the Rosy Bee-eater Merops malimbicus on the Niger River, north-central Nigeria – Bulletin of African Bird Club 24(2): 171-181.



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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