Dr Roger Santer

PhD

Dr Roger Santer

Lecturer in Zoology

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Profile

I studied BSc zoology (1999), and completed a PhD in invertebrate neuroethology (2003), at Newcastle University. Prior to joining IBERS, I had postdoctoral research positions at Newcastle University (2003-2006), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2006-2008), and a lectureship in biology at the University of Limerick (2008-2010). I joined IBERS as a lecturer in zoology in 2010.

Teaching

Research

I am interested in animal behaviour, and the neural mechanisms that underlie it. At the moment I am especially interested in understanding visually-guided behaviour, and I mainly conduct my research on insects and arachnids. My investigations use a range of electrophysiological, behavioural, and computational techniques.

Publications

Dose-dependent behavioural fever responses in desert locusts challenged with the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium acridumClancy, L. M., Jones, R., Cooper, A., Griffith, G. & Santer, R. 2018 In : Scientific Reports.8, 14222
A generalized equation for the calculation of receptor noise limited colour distances in n-chromatic visual systemsClark, R. C., Santer, R. D. & Brebner, J. 2017 In : Royal Society Open Science.4, 170712
Increased Male-Male Mounting Behaviour in Desert Locusts during Infection with an Entomopathogenic FungusClancy, L. M., Cooper, A., Griffith, G. & Santer, R. 2017 In : Scientific Reports.7, 1, 5659
Developing photoreceptor-based models of visual attraction in riverine tsetse, for use in the engineering of more-attractive polyester fabrics for control devicesSanter, R. 2017 In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.11, 3, e0005448
A Receptor-Based Explanation for Tsetse Fly Catch Distribution between Coloured Cloth Panels and Flanking NetsSanter, R. D. 2015 In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.9, 10, e0004121
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