Naomi Green

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 will also use a comparative approach to investigate the visual systems of a range of triggerfish species in the Balistidae family.


Cheney, K. L.*, Green, N. F.*, Vibert, A., Vorobyev, M.; Marshall, J.; Osorio, D.; Endler, J., An Ishihara-style test of animal colour vision (submitted May 2018) * joint first author.

Green, N. F., Urquhart, H. H., van den Berg, C. P., Marshall, N. J., Cheney, K. L. Pattern edges improve predator learning of aposematic signals (accepted 1May 2018, Behavioural Ecology)

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.