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Department of Zoology


Alex Vail a former PhD student in the Department has just finished filming for the new BBC series Blue Planet 2. He was a graduate student with Andrea Manica from 2010-2014 and a member of the Evolutionary Ecology Group.

He was awarded his Doctorate in 2015 on "Collaborative hunting, partner choice, and intentional communication in fish".

Since leaving the department he has been venturing into the world of documentary making and gaining experience as a cameraman. His full story is told by Gates Cambridge.