I'm an early-career researcher interested in the evolution, behaviour and taxonomy of fishes. I want to understand why fish act the way they do, and understanding their evolution provides me with many answers. I hold a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University in France. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Macquarie University in Australia, where I will be working for 2 years on the fish-tool-use project. This position was funded by a grant from the Fyssen Foundation.
Culum is an international superstar in fish, shark and ray research. He has published more than 170 articles and 14 book chapters on the behaviour and cognition of fish, sharks and rays, which have been cited more than 10,000 times. He has applied his knowledge to improve the welfare and conservation of these animals in a wide range of contexts: fisheries, aquaculture, zoos, aquariums and research facilities. He has been a professor at Macquarie University since 2019.
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