Biosciences Seminar Series - Winter 2015
12 March 2015 - 1pm - Zoology Museum (Wallace 129)
Life history correlates of consistency, plasticity and variability in behaviour
Increasingly, studies are revealing that individuals within the same population differ from one another in their behaviour. Through my research, I examine what are the causes and consequences of these differences and their stability over time. Specifically I use seabirds as a model organism to look at personality differences and behavioural specialisation and the links to fitness in the short and long term. Furthermore, I look at how individuals are able to change their behaviour, demonstrating plastic responses to the environment. My seminar will discuss all aspects of this research, examining the behavioural, ecological and evolutionary implications.
Hope to see many of you - everyone most welcome to attend!