Project properties

Title Animal Personality: Individual differences in tropical bat behaviour, cognition and physiology (video analysis)
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 24-36
Supervisor(s) Lysanne Snijders (BHE), Theresa Schabacker (Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin)
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
Contact info lysanne.snijders@wur.nl
Begin date 2022/05/01
End date 2022/12/31
Description We are looking for a motivated MSc student to join our project on individual differences in a neotropical bat species Glossophaga soricina. We’re investigating between-individual differences on a behavioral and physiological scale in wild-caught male flowerbats. To this end, we’re looking for a student to help us with the behavioral analysis. Fieldwork will be conducted in the Santa Rosa Nationalpark, Costa Rica (jan-apr of 2022). The behavioral analysis will encompass everything from the generation of the data (coding of recorded behaviors) to the statistical analysis and interpretation of the results. When Costa Rica changes from orange to yellow, it will also be possible to join us for part of the fieldwork. Note that fieldwork must be self-funded, but we are happy to support you in your application for a scholarship.
Used skills (video) behavioural event scoring, data analysis in R, (potential fieldwork)
Requirements Affinity with scoring of behavioural videos