Project properties

Title Parental care behaviour and reproductive strategies in birds � Spring fieldwork in Spain
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 24-39
Supervisor(s) Gretchen Wagner
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
Contact info gretchen.wagner@wur.nl
Begin date 2021/04/01
End date 2023/04/01
Description MSc thesis projects are available for the breeding season (spring- early summer) at our field site near Guadix, Spain. Field studies focus on the reproductive behaviour of diverse bird species, including black wheatears, European bee-eaters, red-billed choughs and magpies. Project topics include various aspects of parental care behaviour, investment strategies, and natal and breeding dispersal strategies... other topics welcome in consultation!

Used skills fieldwork, experimental design, behavioural observation, nest searching, bird catching, statistics
Requirements The fieldwork best suits those that can work well both independently and in a team. Patience and flexibility are essential! Possession of valid driving license is advantageous.