Chittka Lab


Lab Leader

  • Professor Lars Chittka

  • Post-doctoral Research Associates

  • Dr Sylvain Alem
  • Dr David Baracchi
  • Dr James Makinson
  • Dr Clint Perry
  • Dr Vera Vasas
  • Dr Stephan Wolf
  • Dr Joseph Woodgate

  • Postgraduate Students

  • Tanesha Allen
  • Simon Emberton (co-supervised with Prof Andrea Cavallaro)
  • Cui Guan
  • Li Li

  • Tristan Matthews (co-supervised with Prof Andrea Cavallaro)
  • Fei Peng

  • Mark Roper (co-supervised with Dr Chrisantha Fernando)

  • Research Technician

  • Oscar Ramos-Rodriguez


  • Alumni


    Former PhD students

  • Erika Dawson (2010-2014)
  • Kathryn Hunt (2009-2013)
  • Friedrich Lenz (2009-2013; co-supervised with Dr Rainer Klages)
  • Mu-Yun Wang (2009-2013)
  • Samia Faruq (2008-2012)
  • Helene Muller (2007-2011)
  • Ralph Stelzer (2006-2010)
  • Sarah Arnold (2006-2010)
  • Ellouise Leadbeater (2004-2007)
  • Tom Ings (2003-2006)
  • Nehal Saleh (2003-2006)
  • Anna Dornhaus (1999-2002)
  • Johannes Spaethe (1998-2001)


  • Former Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Aurore Avergues-Weber (2011-2012; now postdoctoral fellow, University of Toulouse, France)
  • Dr. Vivek Nityananda (2010-2013; now postdoctoral fellow, Newcastle, UK)
  • Dr. Mathieu Lihoreau (2009-2010; now CNRS fellow, Toulouse, France)
  • Dr. Mathieu Molet (2007-2008; now Lecturer at the University of Paris)
  • Dr. Tom Ings (2006-2009; now Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK)
  • Dr. Thomas Doering (2005-2009; now Assistant Professor, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany)
  • Dr. Heather Whitney (2006-2009, co-supervised with Prof Beverley Glover, Cambridge; now Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol, UK)
  • Dr. Louise Cranmer (2005)
  • Dr. Nigel E. Raine (2004-2009; now Professor and Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation, University of Guelph, Canada)
  • Dr. Adrian G. Dyer (2002; 2006; now QEII Research Fellow at Monash University, and Associate Professor at RMIT University, Australia)
  • Dr. Johannes Spaethe (2002; now Privatdozent / Senior Lecturer, University of Wuerzburg)


  • Former Academic Visitors

  • Alice Marples (visiting MSc student) 2014-2015
  • Martina Zoli (visiting Erasmus student) 2012-2013
  • Dr Gidi Ne’eman (sabbatical visitor) 2011-2012
  • Dr Alireza Monfared (visiting PhD student) 2007-2008
  • Nicole Milligan (visiting research assistant) 2004-2005
  • Dr Charlotte Sanderson (visiting PhD student) 2003