Project properties

Title Social Behaviour: Social foraging in wild guppies (Poecilia reticulata)
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 12-36
Supervisor(s) Lysanne Snijders
Examiner(s) Lysanne Snijders
Contact info lysanne.snijders@wur.nl
Begin date 2021/01/04
End date 2022/06/02
Description For several years we have conducted social foraging experiments with individually-marked guppies in Trinidad and collected video data. The most recent field season was cut short by the Corona crisis but we were still able to collect videos for three different populations that still need to be analysed. From previous years we have already analysed videos available from a fourth population (under different experimental set-ups). Possible projects involve population comparisons in food detection and consumption or to investigate more detailed social foraging mechanisms (across populations).
Level: MSc or BSc possible

Start date: Flexible
Recommended reading:
Snijders et al 2018. https://doi.org/10.1101/260604.
Snijders et al 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13086.
Chouinard-Thuly & Reader 2019. https://doi.org/10.1101/786772.
Hasenjager & Dugatkin 2017. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.2020
Used skills
Requirements Requirements: Motivation to score behaviour from videos; Experience with or willingness to learn R