Behavioural Ecology in Animal Populations


Learn more about the projects within our two main research themes.

Parasitism and Wildlife Disease

Understanding key mechanisms that drive patterns of animal infection in different environments is a crucial step in protecting both animal and human populations from disease. We are interested in understanding why different individuals differ in their suseptibility and ability to tolerate disease and the consequences when scaling up to the population level.

Reproductive ecology

Environmental conditions can have a major impact on reproduction in animal populations potentially limiting population success. We are interested how environmental signals combine with genetic information in the early life environment to shape life-history responses and the success of subsequent generations.