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Behavioural and sensory ecology

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Behavioural and sensory ecology, particularly of birds but also other taxa, including humans. Specific research interests include: colour vision in non-human animals, particularly how predator perception influences camouflage and visual signalling; sexual selection and mate choice; energetic state, signalling and dynamic games; parental care and the evolution of mating systems in birds; foraging, learning and decision-making; understanding apparently irrational behaviour in humans and other animals.

Funding Notes

PhD: Fully funded University of Bristol scholarships, or UK Research Council doctoral grants, may be be available for outstanding UK/EU and non-EU students. Deadline: usually early January. You will have to be, or have been, in the top 5% of your cohort, from a top-rank institution, to be competitive. PhD or Master by Research: Self-funding students, or those with independent scholarships/grants, are welcome to apply at any time of the year.

How good is research at University of Bristol in Biological Sciences?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 64.60

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