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Professor Nicholas W RobertsMPhys (Manc.), PhD(Manc.)

Professor of Sensory Ecology

Research interests

My research is focused on investigating optical mechanisms that underlie sensory abilities such as polarization vision and the evolution of the bio-optics of signaling and photoreception.

My work adopts a broad intra- and inter-disciplinary approach, using a combination of physics based techniques (microspectrophotometry, laser tweezing, optical modelling and X-ray scattering) and behavioural studies (operant conditioning and novel optomotor techniques). Ultimately, I want to understand how visual information helps guide aspects of animal behaviour.

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Postal address:
Life Sciences Building
24 Tyndall Avenue
United Kingdom

Selected research outputs

  1. Published

    Non-polarizing broadband multilayer reflectors in fish

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Published
  3. Published

    The molecular basis of mechanisms underlying polarization vision

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    Nanometric optical tweezers based on nanostructured substrates

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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