Royal Society University Research Fellow, L'Oreal UK Women in Science Fellow
Tutorial Fellow in Biology at Wadham College
I have broad interests in the behaviour, evolution, diversification and conservation of birds. My current work explores the processes underlying avian diversity and biogeography, focusing on the roles of ecology, interspecific competition and sexual selection in driving speciation and facilitating species co-existence. For more information, please visit my lab webpage.
Other affiliations: Research Associate of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) and the Centre for Tropical Research (UCLA)
Associate Editor: Evolution and Journal of Animal Ecology
Funding: NERC, Royal Society, John Fell Fund and EPSRC
Teaching: Convene and lecture on the third year course Evolutionary Ecology of Animals, and contribute additional lectures to courses on Sensory Ecology, Evolution and Ecology of Sex, and Quantitative Methods.
- Wilkins, M., Seddon, N., Saffran, R. J. 2013. Evolutionary divergence in acoustic signals: causes and consequences. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28: 156-166.
- Salisbury, C., Seddon, N., Cooney, C., Tobias, J.A. 2012. The latitudinal gradient in dispersal constraints: ecological specialisation drives diversification in tropical birds. Ecology Letters 15: 845-855.
- Derryberry, E.P., Seddon, N., Claramunt, S., Tobias, J.A., Baker, A., Aleixo, A., Brumfield, R.T. 2012. ‘Magic traits’ in suboscine birds: correlated evolution of beak morphology and song in the Neotropical woodcreeper radiation. Evolution 66: 2784–2797.
- Tobias, J.A., Aben, J., Brumfield, R. T., Derryberry, E., Halfwerk, W., Slabbekoorn, H. & Seddon, N. 2010. Song divergence by sensory drive in Amazonian birds. Evolution 64: 2820–2839.
- Seddon, N. & Tobias, J.A. 2010. Character displacement from the receiver’s perspective: species and mate-recognition despite convergent signals in suboscine birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 2475-2483.
- Tobias, J.A. & Seddon, N. 2009. Signal design and perception in Hypocnemis antbirds: evidence for convergent evolution via social selection. Evolution 63: 3169-3189.
- Tobias, J.A. & Seddon, N. 2009. Signal jamming mediates sexual conflict in a duetting bird. Current Biology19: 577-582.
- Seddon, N., Merrill, R. M. & Tobias, J.A. 2008. Sexually selected traits predict patterns of species richness in a diverse clade of suboscine birds. American Naturalist 171: 620-631.
- Seddon, N. 2005. Ecological adaptation and species recognition drives vocal evolution in Neotropical suboscine birds. Evolution 59: 200-215.
For a full list of publications, click here