23rd August 2017: Off to give a talk on Heliconius mate preference genetics in Köln, one of my favourite cities in Germany. Also just heard that our new postdoc Chi-Yun Kuo will be arriving in Munich in September, soon to be followed by new PhD student Matteo Rossi

4th August 2017: Review paper on The Biology of Color published in ScienceThis is the product of a great meeting  in Berlin last year focussed on animal colouration, and organised by Tim Caro, Devi Stewart-West and Cassie Stoddard .

26th June 2017: Excited to be giving a talk in Innsbruck. Exceptionally beautiful setting …

14th June 2017: John Davey’s fantastic paper on (the lack of) inversions between H. cydno  and H. melpomene published in Evolution Letters.

8th June 2017: Claire Mèrot’s paper on different levels of reproductive isolation in Heliconius is finally published and available here.

30th May 2017: We are looking to fill a funded PhD position on behavioural isolation in Heliconius butterflies. Details can be found here, and the deadline for applications is 20th June 2017.  Please direct questions to merrill ‘at’

29th May 2017: New postdoc joining the lab! Very excited that we will be joined by Chi-Yun Kuo , who will be starting this summer.

1st April 2017: Deadline on Friday 21st April! Funding is available for a postdoc position to work on preference behaviours and speciation in Heliconius butterflies. More details can be here. (Applications should be sent to this address.) (Position now filled)

March 2017: In Berlin … on the way to LMU: I am currently in Berlin, attempting to learn German, before starting at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich in April. I will soon be advertising funded postdoc and PhD positions here, but please feel free to contact me informally if you are interested in working on behavioural genetics in Heliconius butterflies.