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Field work: The role of birds for managing Oak Processionary Caterpillars (eikenprocessierups)
Oak processionary caterpillars (Thaumetopoea processionea ; OPC) have increased in abundance greatly over the last decade. They are seen as a pest, because of their venomous hairs, which can cause skin irritation in humans. Over t ...
Supervisor: Prof. Kees van Oers (NIOO-KNAW/WUR)
Department: Behavioural Ecology
 
Animal Personality
Animal personality; a topic that has received much attention over the last 3 decades. Within this field many field, lab, data or literature studies are possible. Studies ranging from field studies, genetics and genomics studies, ...
Supervisor: Kees van Oers or other staff at BHE
Department: Behavioural Ecology
 
Investigating Referential Alarm calls (fieldwork in Brazil)
MSc students. The fieldwork takes place between December and April in Florestal/Minas Gerais, in southeastern Brazil. In this project, you will investigate if the Lined Seedeater has referential alarm calls. In the fieldwork ...
Supervisor: Filipe Cunha
Department: Behavioural Ecology
 
(Fieldwork) Environmental constraints in nest parasitism
Fieldwork from August to November in Florestal/Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. In this project, you will study the nest parasitism behaviour of the Shiny cowbird. We want to better understand how the environmental aspects o ...
Supervisor: Filipe Cunha
Department: Behavioural Ecology
 
(fieldwork) Territorial males adjust their songs according to intruders’ song complexity
The fieldwork takes place between December and April in Florestal/Minas Gerais, Brazil. In this project, we want to understand if territorial male birds can adjust their song according to the 'level of expertise' of their intru ...
Supervisor: Filipe Cunha
Department: Behavioural Ecology
 
Animal Communication and Conservation: Effect of urban disturbances on bird singing
Human disturbances affect the natural environment both acoustically and visually. Traffic noise and street lights are two of the most prominent environmental pollutants which affecting diurnal activity patterns of wildlife. Birds  ...
Supervisor: Marc Naguib (BHE)
Pim van Hooft (WEC)
Sjouke Kingma (BHE)

Department: Behavioural Ecology
 
Eco-accoustics for nature-positive food production
While ecological farming aims for sustainable production with the least impact on the environment, a natural consequence of that is the presence of pests. A lack of biodiversity in the natural prey of the pests leads to significan ...
Supervisor: Cunha, Filipe
Department: Behavioural Ecology
 
Parallel evolution in brain anatomy: do sympatric species evolve together in response to predation?
Animals need cognitive abilities to estimate predation risk and adjust behaviour accordingly. As cognition is governed by brain anatomy, predation pressure is likely linked to brain evolution. Despite a number of studies now hav ...
Supervisor: Catarina Vila Pouca
Department: Behavioural Ecology
 
Foraging strategies in a social herbivore (the fallow deer, Dama dama). Field work at the landgoed Oranje Nassaus Oord in Renkum.
For social foragers, movement as a group could increase foraging efficiency through collective discovery of high-quality food sources. This would require an efficient mechanism for transferring information about food quality betwe ...
Supervisor: S�verine Denise Kotrschal
Alexander Kotrschal

Department: Behavioural Ecology
 
(Fieldwork) Cognitive abilities of Red-legged seriema
There are a few observations of Red-legged seriema cracking nuts on the ground. We want to know more about this behaviour and try to understand some interesting aspects of cognitive abilities, cultural transmission, and learning ...
Supervisor: Filipe Cunha & Alexander Kotrschal
Department: Behavioural Ecology
 
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