Project properties

Title Spatial Behaviour: Great tit (Parus major) personality in space
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 24-36
Supervisor(s) Lysanne Snijders
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
Contact info lysanne.snijders@wur.nl
Begin date 2022/04/04
End date 2022/12/31
Description Type: Spatial data analysis of previously collected data (Encounternet)
Topic: Spatial associations may reflect social behaviour � preferences or avoidance of conspecifics or certain phenotypes, but may also be affected by environmental spatiotemporal heterogeneity. We tracked the spatial behaviour of 44 personality-tested great tits, including both males and females and want to study if spatial avoidance of certain conspecifics takes place and if this is related to personality type and sex.
Level: MSc

Recommended reading:
Snijders et al 2017. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2686.
Snijders et al 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.09.029.
Spiegel et al 2016. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12553.
Strickland et al 2017. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170641.

Used skills
Requirements Requirements: Experience and interest in spatial analysis (preferably in R).