Amazed by the underwater world since my childhood, studying and working with aquatic animals has always been my dream. Driven by this, I first obtained a B.Sc. in Biology, followed by an M.Sc. in Marine Biology. In recent years, I have specialised in the behavioural and visual ecology of invertebrates. While my passion and main research focus lies with cephalopods, I have also been involved in research projects studying fish, crustaceans and even hawkmoths.
I am currently a PhD student in the Marine Behavioural Ecology Group of the University of Cambridge (UK), investigating how cuttlefish and other cephalopods exploit and adapt to visual noise. By conducting different field- and lab-based experiments, I aim to establish the effect of caustic flicker, a ubiquitous visual noise in shallow marine habitats, on the behavioural and visual ecology of cuttlefish in terms of their habitat choice, movement, dynamic camouflage, hunting behaviour and visual processing.
|Marine organisms||Visual ecology|
|Behavioural ecology||Citizen Science|