Project properties

Title Vigilance in geese flocks along the Rhine
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 36
Supervisor(s) Marc Naguib and Sjouke Kingma
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
Contact info marc.naguib@wur.nl
Begin date 2019/10/31
End date 2022/10/31
Description One benefit of group living is safety and reduced predation pressure risk. Group living animals often show vigilance behaviour, by scanning the environment, and such vigilance is traded off with other activities such as foraging. Geese are an excellent study system for this as vigilance (head up) can be readily quantified and geese live in various group sizes, allowing to test if vigilance indeed is lower per individual when groups are larger.
Used skills
Requirements BHE30306