Teaching and Outreach


Alex coordinates and teaches the Master’s degree level field course Quantitative Marine Biology along with Ari Strandburg-Peshkin and the rest of our lab, in which students spend two weeks snorkeling at the STARESO Field Station in Corsica, with four additional weeks training in computational methods to analyse animal movement and behaviour in situ. Alex also teaches Collective Animal Behaviour (Master’s level) and Animal Behaviour (Undergraduate) and was nominated for a LUKS teaching award in 2018.



Alex likes to talk about science and fieldwork, and has had the chance to do so in a variety of media, including on National Geographic channel, where he explored the neurological basis of human decisions as part of the Emmy-award nominated show Brain Games, as well as through public talks and engagement with artists like SUPERFLEX and Tomas Saraceno.

In addition to writing for academic journals (see research website at collectivebehaviour.com), Alex also writes opinion pieces and aquarium hobbyist columns at places like The Conversation and Practical Fishkeeping.

A long time ago as a student, Alex explained in less than three minutes why Tiger Woods will die young.