This is a competition funded project through the NERC GW4+ DTP. There is a competitive selection process. This studentship will cover fees, stipend and research costs for UK students and UK residents for 3.5 years.
The project will suit a candidate interested in the interface between animal behaviour and environmental change. The project requires long periods (months) to be spent in the tropics (Trinidad) running experiments and collecting data, often in streams and rivers in rainforest. Thus the candidate will need to be independently minded, well organised, and willing to work in challenging conditions.
Herbert-Read J.E., Kremer L., Bruintjes R., Radford A.N., Ioannou C.C. (2017) Anthropogenic noise pollution from pile-driving disrupts the structure and dynamics of fish shoals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B., 284: 20171627, 10.1098/rspb.2017.1627
Ioannou C.C., Ramnarine I.W., Torney C.J. (2017) High-predation habitats impact the social dynamics of collective exploration in a shoaling fish. Science Advances, 3: e1602682, 10.1126/sciadv.1602682.
Chamberlain A.C., Ioannou C.C. (2019) Turbidity increases risk perception but constrains collective behaviour during foraging by fish shoals. Animal Behaviour, 156: 129-138, 10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.08.012
Magurran A.E. (2005) Evolutionary Ecology: the Trinidadian Guppy. Oxford University Press.
Halfwerk W., Slabbekoorn H. (2015)Pollution going multimodal: the complex impact of the human-altered sensory environment on animal perception and performance. BiologyLetters,11, 20141051, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2014.1051.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 64.60
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