Animal Physiology, Behaviour and Conservation
Academic and research staff are actively involved in the following areas:
- Physiological adjustments of aquatic organisms to environmental change (temperature, oxygen levels, salinity and ocean acidification), and associated energetic costs.
- Environmental modulation of growth and protein turnover.
- Morphological and physiological adaptations that underlie inter- and intra-specific differences in animal locomotor abilities.
- Energetic costs involved in different behaviours, especially flight.
- Use of miniature archival data loggers to measure GPS position, heart rate and accelerometry in free-ranging animals.
- Neuroendocrinology and neurogenetics of crustacean ecdysis.
- Understanding variation in prey behaviour in response to predation risk and environmental change.
- Invasive species control, conservation policy, antipredator behaviour, territoriality and prey preferences
- Behavioural ecology of threatened species
- The cognitive processes and sensory mechanisms by which animals navigate and migrate