Embracing cultural diversity
About the author
Shoko Sugasawa is a research fellow at the University of St Andrews. She is interested in why birds – animals that lack hands – are so good at manipulating materials, constructing some of the most intricate structures seen in nature. She studies this question using a combination of fieldwork and laboratory experiments, in a range of species incl. Dartford warblers, blue tits, New Caledonian crows, and zebra finches.