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 Behavioural Ecology Research Group
Poirier, A.C., Waterhouse, J. S., Dunn, J. C., Smith, A. C. (In Press). Temporal stability of animal scent samples. SN Applied Sciences.
Poirier, A. C., Waterhouse, J. S., Dunn, J. C., Smith, A. C. (In Press) Scent-Marks Signal Species, Group, Sex and Reproductive Status in Tamarins (Saguinus spp., New World Primates). Chemical Senses.
Poirier, A. C., Waterhouse, J. S., Watsa, M., Erkenswick, G. A., Moreira, L. A. A., Tang, J., Dunn, J. C., Melin, A. D., Smith, A. C., 2021. On the trail of primate scent signals: a field analysis of callitrichid scent-gland secretions by portable gas chromatography ̶ mass spectrometry. American Journal of Primatology, 83, e23236. doi:10.1002/ajp.23236
Smith, A. C., 2020. Animal Vision. In Melfi, V. A., Dorey, N. R., Ward, S. J. (eds), 2020. Zoo Animal Learning and Training (New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons).
Heymann, E. W., Culot, L., Knogge, C., Smith, A. C., Tirado Herrera, E. R., Stojan-Dolar, M., Lledo Ferrer, Y., Kubisch, P., Kupsch, D., Slana, D., Koopmann, M. L., Ziegenhagen, B., Bialozyt, R., Mengel, C., Hambuckers, J., Heer, K., 2019. Small Neotropical primates promote the natural regeneration of anthropogenically disturbed areas. Scientific Reports, 9, 10356. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-46683-x
Lüffe, T. M., Tirado Herrera, E. R., Nadjafzadeh, M., Berles, P., Smith, A. C., Knogge, C., Heymann, E. W., 2018. Seasonal variation and an “outbreak” of frog predation by tamarins. Primates, 59(6), pp. 549-552.
Bethell, E. J., Dean, L., Smith, A., Bearder, S. K., 2018. Celebrating 50 years of the Primate Society of Great Britain. Evolutionary Anthropology, 27(2), pp. 74-77. doi: 10.1002/evan.21582
Andrews, A., Smith, A. C., Rees, A. F., 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, pp. 9-15.
Smith, J. M., Smith, A. C., 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., Gray, H., 2011. Goldfish in a tank: the effect of substrate on foraging behaviour in aquarium fish. Animal Welfare, 20, pp. 311-319.
Smith, A. C., 2010. Exudativory in primates: interspecific patterns. In Burrows, A., Nash, L. (eds), 2010. The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates (New York: Springer), pp. 45-88.
Smith, A. C., 2010. Influences on gum feeding in primates. In Burrows, A., Nash, L. (eds), 2010. The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates (New York: Springer), pp. 109-122.