Naomi Green


Naomi Green (PhD student)

Naomi Green started in the lab as a summer student, then continued to do her honours and PhD in the laboratory. Naomi is our resident triggerfish-whisperer and is conducting some wonderful behavioural experiments to assess their visual capabilities and how they respond to complex colour patterns. She is specifically interested in how animals process supra-threshold colour signals, how predators learn and generalise about warning signals. She also uses comparative approaches to investigate the visual systems of a range of triggerfish species in the Balistidae family.


Escobar-Camacho, D., Taylor, M. A., Cheney, K. L., Green, N. F., Marshall, J. N. and Carleton, K. L. (2019) Behavioral color thresholds in a cichlid fish: Metriaclima benetos, Journal of Experimental Biology, doi: 10.1242/jeb.201160

Cheney, K. L*., Green, N.F.*, Vibert, A., Vorobyev, M.; Marshall, J.; Osorio, D.; Endler, J. A., (2019) An Ishihara-style test of animal colour vision. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222: jeb189787 * joint first author.

Green, N. F., Urquhart, H. H., van den Berg, C. P., Marshall, N. J., Cheney, K. L. (2018) Pattern edges improve predator learning of aposematic signals. Behavioral Ecology, 29 (6): 1481-1486,

Winters, A. E., Green, N. F., Wilson, N. G., How,  M.J., Garson, M. J., N. Justin Marshall, N. J., & Cheney, K. L.(2017)Stabilizing selection on individual pattern elements of aposematic signals.Proceedings of the Royal Society, Lond B. 284 (1861): doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0926.

Newport, C., Green, N. F., McClure, E. C., Osorio, D. C., Voroybev, M., Marshall, N. J., Cheney, K. L. (2017) Fish use colour to learn compound visual signals. Animal Behaviour, 125: 93-100.