Dr Tomas Cornwell
Teaching & Research Associate (TARA) (Marine Biology)
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
I am a behavioural ecologist with a keen interest in exploring how organisms respond to environmental change. My research to date has focused on behavioural plasticity across environmental gradients and the ecological and evolutionary consequences of individual behavioural variation.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Karythis, S., Cornwell, T.O., Noya, L.G., McCarthy, I.D., Whiteley, N.M. and Jenkins, S.R., 2020. Prey vulnerability and predation pressure shape predator-induced changes in O2 consumption and antipredator behaviour. Animal Behaviour, 167, pp.13-22.
Cornwell, T.O., McCarthy, I.D. and Biro, P.A., 2020. Integration of physiology, behaviour and life history traits: personality and pace of life in a marine gastropod. Animal Behaviour, 163, pp.155-162.
McCarthy, I.D., Whiteley, N.M., Fernandez, W.S., Ragagnin, M.N., Cornwell, T.O., Suckling, C.C. and Turra, A., 2020. Elevated pCO2 does not impair performance in autotomised individuals of the intertidal predatory starfish Asterias rubens (Linnaeus, 1758). Marine Environmental Research, 153, p.104841.
Cornwell, T.O., McCarthy, I.D., Snyder, C.R.A. and Biro, P.A., 2019. The influence of environmental gradients on individual behaviour: Individual plasticity is consistent across risk and temperature gradients. Journal of Animal Ecology, 88(4), pp.511-520.