Project properties

Title Animal Communication: Noise effects on animal vocal communication
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 33-36
Supervisor(s) Marc Naguib and Hugo Loning
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
Contact info marc.naguib@wur.nl
Begin date 2020/03/01
End date 2022/04/01
Description Noise (and light) pollution is increasingly becoming ubiquitous in urban and also rural environments, due to traffic and other human activities. The project provides different options such as
(1) determine the effects of noise on parental feeding in great tits using playback experiments
(2) singing behaviour across a range of species in urban and rural habitats (different in light and noise pollution) using time-programmable audio recorders places along environmental gradients.
Used skills Field work in behavioural ecology
Requirements BHE courses