About the Project
For this project, the student will take the lead on developing an ongoing citizen scientist scheme (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/british-demoiselles) to quantify geographic variation in the wing coloration of female demoiselle damselflies on an unprecedented continental scale. In addition, the student will carry out fieldwork, conducting behavioural experiments to measure responses of male banded and beautiful demoiselles to variation in female wing colour. Combining these two approaches, this project will yield new insights into the evolutionary responses to reproductive interference that have made coexistence possible in these species.
Keywords: behavioural ecology, fieldwork, citizen science, reproductive character displacement, behavioural interference
For further information on the IAPETUS scheme, and details of eligibility criteria & requirements please visit the IAPETUS website: View Website
Why not add a message here
Based on your current searches we recommend the following search filters.
Based on your current search criteria we thought you might be interested in these.