Each year I
supervise a number of 3rd year honours projects. Students
are encouraged to design and carry out their own research
project on a behavioural topic of interest to them.
In 2011 my project
student Victoria Franks (left) was named European Biology
Student of the Year in the annual SET Awards for her project.
More details of Victoria's achievement can be found
here and a brief video of the Awards ceremony is available
Other recent projects have investigated
environmental enrichment of zoo animals such as otters and reptiles; effects of
urban noise on blackbird
alarm calls; red kite behaviour at feeding stations; hoverfly foraging;
grouping behaviour of marine prey in response to predators, and
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