Areas of Expertise: Animal and environmental biology
Andrew’s main areas of expertise are behavioural ecology and primate colour vision. His work looks at how animals, from aardvarks to goldfish, interact with each other and their environment.
Andrew has worked with a wide range of species including macaques in Indonesia, tamarins and river dolphins in Peru, marmosets in Brazil, endangered deer in the Chilean Andes, loggerhead turtles in Greece, and a range of rainforest species in the Philippines.
While much of Andrew's research has involved primates, their behaviour, ecology, and colour vision (some of which has featured on QI ), his current research interests also include the reproductive endocrinology and activity patterns of aardvarks, resource partitioning and associated behavioural strategies employed by coral reef fish, and the welfare of aquarium fish and domestic poultry.
Andrew is a member of our Animal and Environment Research Group.
Smith, J.M. and Smith, A.C.S., 2013. An investigation of ecological correlates with hand and foot morphology in callitrichid primates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 152, pp.447-456.
Smith, A.C., Surridge, A.K., Prescott, M.J., Osorio, D., Mundy, N.I., Buchanan-Smith, H.M., 2012. The effect of colour vision status on insect prey capture efficiency by captive and wild tamarins (Saguinus spp.). Animal Behaviour, 83, pp.479-486.
Smith A.C. and Gray, H., 2011. Goldfish in a tank: the effect of substrate on foraging behaviour in aquarium fish. Animal Welfare, 20, pp.311-319.
Unwin, T. and Smith, A.C., 2010. Behavioural differences between provisioned and non-provisioned Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). Anthrozoös, 23, pp.109-118.
Smith, A.C., 2010. Exudativory in primates: interspecific patterns. In: Burrows, A. and Nash, L. (eds). The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates, pp.45-88. Springer.
Smith, A.C., 2010. Influences on gum feeding in primates. In: Burrows, A. and Nash, L. (eds). The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates, pp.109-122. Springer.
Smith, A.C., 2010. Exotic companion animal. In: Mills, D., Marchant-Forde, J.N., McGreevy, P.D., Morton, D.B., Nicol, C.J., Phillips, C.J., Sandøe, C., Swaisgood, R.R. (eds). The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare, pp.235-236. London: CABI.
Pankhurst, S., Conlan, H., Rogers, M., and Smith, A.C., 2010. Preliminary survey of woodmice (Apodemus sylvaticus) on the Isle of Rum, Inner Hebrides. Scottish Natural Heritage (survey report).
Lüffe TM, Tirado Herrera ER, Nadjafzadeh M, Berles P, Smith AC, Knogge C, Heymann EW (2018) Seasonal variation and an “outbreak” of frog predation by tamarins. Primates (on-line)
Bethell EJ, Dean L, Smith A, Bearder SK. (2018) Celebrating 50 years of the Primate Society of Great Britain. Evolutionary Anthropology. 1–4
Andrews A, Smith AC, Rees AF, Margaritoulis D (2016) The Effect of Invertebrate Infestation and Its Correlation with Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Nest Success in Laganas Bay, Zakynthos, Greece. Marine Turtle Newsletter 151:9-15