Project properties

Title Animal Communication: Breeding behaviour and communication in wild Australian zebra finches
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 36
Supervisor(s) Marc Naguib
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
Contact info Marc Naguib
Begin date 2018/08/01
End date 2021/12/31
Description NEW: The project takes place in the Australian outbacks at Fowlers gap Arid Zone Research Station in NSW where a team of researchers and students (from WUR, Macquarie University, Sydney and Hamburg University) studies the ecology of wild zebra finches. This project will focus in general on their communication during breeding but a range of options are possible so that specific projects have to be discussed. The population we are studying is well managed with good logistics. Field work will require long hours, in part high temperature and team work (and team accommodation). We are specifically looking foir a student starting in September/October 2020 and 2021
BSc projects will be based in Wageningen using data collected during the field work
For specifics please contact Marc Naguib
Used skills
Requirements Knowledge in Animal Behaviour/Behavioural ecology; ideally field and travel experience; excellent english communication skills