I have delivered a wide range of illustrated talks and presentations to various audiences, including: –

  • Ash & District Horticultural and Cottage Gardeners Society
  • Cambridge Natural History Society
  • Kent Bat Group
  • Kent Reptile & Amphibian Club
  • Kent Wildlife Trust
  • Monkton Nature Reserve
  • Powell Cotton Museum
  • Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory
  • Surrey Bat Group
  • University of the Third Age

I have over 40 talk titles, including: –

  • The weird and wonderful world of pollination
  • What have bats ever done for us?
  • The plight of the humble bee
  • The planet is run by small things
  • Conservation: and why it matters
  • The birds of Kirindy Forest
  • Madagascar: enchanted isle
  • The primates of Uganda


I have published the results of my work as scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and as book chapters, a full list can be seen here.

Nuttman, C.V. (2003) The effects of insect visitation on floral colour change. PhD thesis. University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Nuttman, C.V. & Willmer P.G. (2003) How does insect visitation trigger floral colour change? Ecological Entomology 28:467-474.

Nuttman, C.V., Semida F.M., Zalat S. & Willmer P.G. (2004) Visual cues and foraging choices: bee visits to floral colour phases in Alkanna orientalis (Boraginaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 87:427-435.

Metcalfe, D.J., Cuni Sanchez, A., Curran, P.M., Haga, J.Å.R., Kija, H.K., Kleynhans, E.J., Kopp, M., Korogone, S.U., Madindou, I.R., Minlend, A., Ndagijimana, F., Ndlovu, T.C., Acheampong, E.N., Nuttman, C., Olsson, K.H., Rahrinjanahary, D., Razafimanahaka, H.J., Razafindramanana, J., Rykowska, Z., Sachdev, R., Simpson, L & Trevelyan, R (2007) Distribution and population structure of Adansonia rubrostipa in dry deciduous forest in western Madagascar. African Journal of Ecology 45:464-468.

Trevelyan, R. & Nuttman, C. (2008) The importance of training national and international; scientists for conservation research. In, Science and Conservation in African Forests: The Benefits of Long- term Research. Ed: R. Wrangham & E. Ross. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Nuttman, C. & Willmer, P. (2008) Hoverfly visitation in relation to floral colour change (Diptera: Syrphidae). Entomologia Generalis 31:33-47.

Willmer, P., Stanley D.A., Steijven K., Matthews I.M. & Nuttman C.V. (2009) Bidirectional Flower Color and Shape Changes Allow a Second Opportunity for Pollination. Current Biology 19:919-923.

Willmer, P.G., Nuttman C.V., Raine N.E., Stone G.N., Pattrick J.G., Henson K., Stillman P., McIlroy L., Potts S.G. & Knudsen J.T. (2009) Floral volatiles controlling ant behaviour. Functional Ecology 23:888-900.

Waser, N.M., Price, M.V., Alele, P., Baranyovits, A., Corcoran, C., Djagoun, C.A.M.S., Djomo Nana, E., Jonker, M., Koch, H., Marialva, M.P., Mateus, A.R.A., Musvuugwa, T., Mwema, M., Mwololo, M., Nuttman, C., Percival, G., Rakotonoely, H., Ramamonjisoa, N., Verissimo, N., Voillemot, M. & Zingfa Wala, J. (2010) A preliminary early-season flower-visitation web for the Kirindy Forest, Madagascar. Journal of Pollination Ecology 2:1-6.

Starnberger, I., Kamminga, P., Fosah, V.C. & Nuttman, C. (2011) The ‘push-up’ as a calling posture in Nectophrynoides tornieri (Anura: Bufonidae) in the Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania. Herpetologica 67:124-134.

Nuttman, C.V., Otieno M., Kwapong P.K., Combey R., Willmer P. & Potts S.G. (2011) The utility of aerial pan-trapping for assessing insect pollinators across vertical strata. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 84:260-270.

Djagoun, C.A.M.S., Akpona, H.A., Guy. A. Mensah, G.A., Nuttman, C. & Sinsin, B. (2012) Wild Mammals Trade for Zootherapeutic and Mythic Purposes in Benin (West Africa): Capitalizing Species Involved, Provision Sources, and Implications for Conservation. In, Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine. Eds. R.R.N Alves & I.L Rosa. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidlberg, Germany. Ch. 17, 367-381.

Norfolk, O., Lotha, L.S., Broughton, B., Otieno, M., & Nuttman, C. (2012) Tea breaks: how flower-visitors can benefit from un-planned floral buffer-strips in a Tanzanian tea plantation. African Journal of Ecology 51:380-384.

Ollerton, J. & Nuttman, C. (2013) Aggressive displacement of Xylocopa nigrita carpenter bees from flowers of Lagenaria sphaerica (Cucurbitaceae) by territorial male Eastern Olive Sunbirds (Cyanomitra olivacea) in Tanzania. Journal of Pollination Ecology 11:21-26.

Waser, N.M, Price, M.V. Mbwambo, J.R., Adu Boahene, F., Akemien, N.N., Chateya, R.J., Chauke, J., Dahm, M., Gba B.C., Goudegnon, E.O.A., Johnson, C., Karanja, H., Kerr, N., Maajabu, J., Mangold, A., Manzini, S., Mosimann, C., Mukundwa, D., Muthama, A., Nuttman, C., Nilsson, L., Nyombi, H., Odé, E., Odera, G.J., Oliveira, F., Pallangyo, J.Y., Rajabu, I., Schoenenberger, A-K., Tuczapski, P.T. & van Dalen, T.J.P. (2014) Effects of removing other trees on population structure of the Tanzanian rainforest endemic Cephalosphaera usambarensis. Tanzania Journal of Forestry & Nature Conservation 82:42-47.

Nuttman, C. (2015) Conservation in Madagascar. Conservation Biology 29:1490-1492.

Daru, B.H., Yessoufou, K., Nuttman, C. & Abalaka, J. (2015) Characteristics of bird-Ficus interactions: A preliminary study from Amurum Forest Reserve, Nigeria. Malimbus 37:1-15.

Nuttman, C. (2016) Bat-Plant Associations. Bat News 110: 6-7. Bat Conservation Trust. ISSN 0269 8501.

Quintero, E., Genzoni, E., Mann, N., Nuttman, C. & Anderson, B. (2016) Sunbird surprise: Testing the usefulness of the syndrome concept. Flora 232:22-29.

Stanley, D., Otieno, M., Steijven, K., Berlin, E.S., Piiroinen, T., Willmer, P. & Nuttman, C. (2016) Pollination ecology of Desmodium setigerum (Fabaceae) in Uganda, and the impact of visitor size on pollination effectiveness. Journal of Pollination Ecology 19:43-49.

Fisher, D., Macleod, A., Melgar, J. & Nuttman, C. (2017) Determinants of contests in female Ugandan ground nesting bees (Tetralonia sp. nov.). African Entomology 25:319-327.