Project properties

Title Climate change and heat-stress in birds: Does climate affect behaviour and/or physiology of wild birds?
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 30-36
Supervisor(s) Kat Bebbington
Sjouke Anne Kingma
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
Contact info sjouke.kingma@wur.nl
Begin date 2020/03/10
End date 2023/03/10
Description The world�s climate is rapidly changing; whether individuals can adapt to such change is highly unclear. In this project we will catch birds and monitor nests to determine how climatic variables affect individuals health, parental behaviour and reproductive success.
Used skills Fieldwork, behaviour observations, catching birds, physiology assessment, radio-tracking
Requirements The fieldwork takes place in the savanna of Eswatini in Southern Africa; an adventurous attitude is an advantage: the fieldsite is beautiful but remote and accommodation is basic.