Research Animal Ecology

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Behavioural adjustments to urbanisation

This project is aimed at identifying the key functional traits of individuals that meet the challenges created by urban environments.

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Bankvole in Maze

Learning and decision-making

In this project we measure individual differences in learning speed and flexibility of small mammals, along with decision-making and personality traits.

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Individual landscape of fear

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Behavioural adaptations to invasion processes

Animal personality may play an important role in invasion and re-colonisation processes. Here we investigate behavioural adaptations in an invasion of voles in Ireland after an accidental introduction

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Rodent biodiversity and rodent-born diseases

The project aims at elucidating the interrelations between wildlife biodiversity and dynamics of zoonotic disease at local and European scales.

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Light pollution and behaviour

In this project we investigate the effect of different intensities of artificial light on individuals and populations of different small mammals.

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Inter-individual differences and coexistence

In this project we investigate the importance of inter-individual differences for ecological interactions of co-occurring individuals and the facillitation of coexistence.

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Indirect, tri-trophic effects of fear on biodiversity

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