Published: 29 Jan 2015 | Last Updated: 29 Jan 2015 11:21:40

Fergus McCorkell, a PhD student supervised by Richard Bomphrey (Royal Veterinary College) and Graham Taylor (University of Oxford), has won the prize for best student presentation in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida.   

Much of Fergus' work is based on micro-CT measurements taken under the guidance of Michael Doube at the Royal Veterinary College. They used the scanner to describe the detailed array of wind sensitive hairs on the heads of locusts which are important sensors used in flight control.    

Details of oral presentation:   "Tuning of flow-sensitive hairs to airflow stimuli in the desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria)"  MCCORKELL, FA; DOUBE, M; BOMPHREY, RJ; TAYLOR, GK;  University of Oxford; Royal Veterinary College  

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