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Africa Gómez
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Flamborough Head: North Landing to Breil Newk
This morning I travelled to Flamborough and parked at North Landing. I had been before at the landing itself, but I hadn't explored the cliffs to the east. The sea was flat, barely any breeze and very warm and sunny as I arrived. I followed the clifftop pat...
This morning I travelled to Flamborough and parked at North Landing. I had been before at the landing itself, but I hadn't explored the cliffs to the east. The sea was flat, barely any breeze and very warm and sunny as I arri...
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A sunny walk at Snuff Mill Lane
I went for a morning walk to Snuff Mill lane. It is usually busy with dog walkers but for an hour and a half I had it all to myself. It was warm and sunny, with an occasional breeze. In the sheltered, nettle-packed entrance to the first field I stumbled acr...
I went for a morning walk to Snuff Mill lane. It is usually busy with dog walkers but for an hour and a half I had it all to myself. It was warm and sunny, with an occasional breeze. In the sheltered, nettle-packed entrance t...
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The patrolling Red Admiral
Since the beginning of June, Red Admirals have been well established, having returned from the Mediterranean in their one way spring migration. Females should be mating and looking for sunny nettle patches in which to lay their eggs. Males should be looking...
Since the beginning of June, Red Admirals have been well established, having returned from the Mediterranean in their one way spring migration. Females should be mating and looking for sunny nettle patches in which to lay their eggs. Males should be looking for receptive females to mate with.
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Pholcus before and after laying eggs
The first female Pholcus phalangioides laid eggs at the top of the porch last week. The gravid female I was following, which lives under a shelf in the outside toilet was still without eggs yesterday. This morning when I checked, she had laid. Check her abd...
The first female Pholcus phalangioides laid eggs at the top of the porch last week. The gravid female I was following, which lives under a shelf in the outside toilet was still without eggs yesterday. This morning when I checked, she had laid. Check her abdomen before (below) and after laying ...
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Insects at the University Woodland Area
This afternoon, I joined James Gilbert and Robert Jaques to search for hoverflies, bees and other insects in the woodland area at the University grounds. It was overcast and mild, and a surprising number of insects on the wing. A few Hogweed umbels were a b...
This afternoon, I joined James Gilbert and Robert Jaques to search for hoverflies, bees and other insects in the woodland area at the University grounds. It was overcast and mild, and a surprising number of insects on the wing. A few Hogweed umbels were a big attractions, as were the buttercups ...
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Butterflying at Kiplingcotes
I had a busy and enjoyable day in the Kiplingcotes area. First, I had volunteered to carry out a House Martin Survey for the BTO, and I had chosen a square near the nature reserve as I wanted to combine the survey with a trip to the reserve. The survey was ...
I had a busy and enjoyable day in the Kiplingcotes area. First, I had volunteered to carry out a House Martin Survey for the BTO, and I had chosen a square near the nature reserve as I wanted to combine the survey with a trip...
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A garden stretch spider!
It has been so pleasant today, warm and still, with high clouds. I had planned to do a little evening gardening and I was about to start trimming the olive tree when I noticed a busy spider web spinning. Wait, a stretch spider, Tetragnatha,  a new spider fo...
It has been so pleasant today, warm and still, with high clouds. I had planned to do a little evening gardening and I was about to start trimming the olive tree when I noticed a busy spider web spinning. Wait, a stretch spider, Tetragnatha, a new spider for the garden!
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North Cave Wetlands in a cold summer day
The showers and overcast weather didn't bode well for a trip to North Cave wetlands. At least the hides come in handy to shelter from showers. It was quite chilly, with a persistent wind, and there were only the briefest of sunny spells at midday, but overa...
The showers and overcast weather didn't bode well for a trip to North Cave wetlands. At least the hides come in handy to shelter from showers. It was quite chilly, with a persistent wind, and there were only the briefest of s...
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Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology
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  • University of Hull
    2000 - present
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Blackbird, @aBugBlog
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An evolutionary biologist and passionate naturalist
Introduction
I am a biologist interested in Evolution, Behaviour and Ecology based in Hull (U.K.). I like to use photography to document animal behaviour. I have been hooked on Natural History since I was a kid.
 My research is focus on invertebrates, especially those dispersing passively, and have included rotifers, Artemia and tadpole shrimp (Triops).
 I also have an obsessive interest of all topics related to human evolution and apes and I am a birdwatcher.
Education
  • Universitat de València
    PhD Biology