Tristram Wyatt is a scientist interested in how animals from lobsters to humans use pheromones to communicate by smell. The second edition of his single-author book Pheromones and Animal Behavior (Cambridge University Press) won the Royal Society of Biology’s prize for the Best Postgraduate Textbook in 2014. His TED talk on human pheromones has been viewed over a million times. His new book Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.
He is a member of the Animal Behaviour Research Group and is a senior research associate at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford and an emeritus fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. He is a visiting lecturer in the Division of Biosciences at University College London.
He did his PhD in animal behaviour at the University of Cambridge. Before coming to Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education as a university lecturer (≡ Associate Professor) in 1989, he was a university lecturer at the University of Leeds and held research fellowships at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Wales, Cardiff.