Joel Radue

Biography & Research

Joel Radue

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by birds and nature in general. As a keen birder, I have been fortunate to explore much of my home country of South Africa while looking for birds. The questions raised by experiences in the field and my love for evolutionary biology pushed me to study ornithology.

I completed BSc in Biology and Applied Statistics at the University of Cape Town in 2022. I am currently doing my BSc Honours research project, investigating the relationships between temperature, egg phenotypes and parental behaviour in ground-nesting birds in Zambia (supervised by Prof. Claire Spottiswoode, Dr Nicholas Horrocks and Dr Shannon Conradie).

My interest is in evolutionary biology, especially the origins of phenotypic plasticity, and the role of plasticity in adaption and speciation.


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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