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My research focuses on the mechnanisms of light- and dark-adaptation in the compound eyes of crustaceans. How fiddler crabs respond to extreme changes in light and dark across thier visual field is currently unknown. The animals feed on tropical mudflats with high sunlight intensities and strong reflected glare and are also active during the night. I use a variety of techniques including transmission electron microscopy, live imaging of the eye with ophlamoscopy and behavioural experiments, to investigate how the eye adapts to changes in light levels, and how quickly it can react.

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Research Output

  • 1 Article (Academic Journal)

Light adaptation mechanisms in the eye of the fiddler crab Afruca tangeri

Brodrick, E. A., Roberts, N. W., Sumner-Rooney, L., Schlepütz, C. M. & How, M. J., 27 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Comparative Neurology. 19 p.

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    Prizes

    1st prize for poster at international conference

    Brodrick, Emelie A (Recipient), 9 Aug 2019

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    The European Vision Institute: 9th Picture Competition

    Brodrick, Emelie A (Recipient), 8 Nov 2017

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