Hi there! My name is Robyn Womack, and I’m a twenty-something pixie/pint-sized zoology fanatic and PhD student based in Glasgow, UK. I research the circadian clocks of birds – specifically how body clocks interact with features of the environment, such as light pollution and the presence of parasitic diseases.
Although I work on birds and clock biology, I have a broad interest in everything zoological – from paleontology to parasitology! Growing up on the sunny Isle of Wight, also known as the Dinosaur Isle, it makes sense that I was/am particularly keen on dinosaurs. I even took one with me on the first day of school…
Anyway… this blog, Pixie Zoologist, is my little corner of the internet, which I dedicate to celebrating the huge diversity of animal life on Earth. Here, I will talk about various cute and cuddly animals, and also the not-so-cute and cuddly, in a post series called Species Spotlight. I occasionally might also ramble on about my own birdy research during PhD Diaries posts.
I really hope that you enjoy the blog.