Transparency data: Non-tech summaries 2016: projects on ethology/animal behaviour

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This document outlines the projects granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 during 2016 with a primary purpose of basic research: ethology / animal behaviour / animal biology.

  • understanding rodents: communication and welfare (rodents, communication, welfare, pest control)

  • ecology of divergence in wild fish populations. (host-parasite interactions, adaptive radiation, three-spined stickleback)

  • wild mammal population structure (bats, dormice, conservation, 4. the evolution of food hoarding)

  • the evolution of food hoarding (consumption, stress, neuromodulators, avian, hormone)

  • ageing, chronic stress and trans-generational fitness in wild birds (ageing, senescence, global climate change, birds)

  • the neural basis of biological rhythms (circadian, age, biological rhythms)

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