University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Animal Behaviour and Ecology

Research interests include: effects on host behaviour and life history; maternal effects and selection; phylogeography of avian malaria and other blood-borne parasites; the effect of parasites on endangered species; broad-scale ecological relationships between hosts, parasites and vectors; mating systems and extra-pair copulations in birds; physiological and morphological consequences of sperm competition; sperm-egg interactions in birds; insect sperm competition; structure and dynamics of forest communities; interactions between trees and other organisms; evolution of life histories and mimicry in insects; coevolution between plants and insects (especially in pollination); the importance of habitat fragmentation to populations and conservation; the effects of competition and predation on population dynamics, community structure and diversity; the consequences of individual behaviour for animal populations and communities; the influence of population and community processes on the evolution of animal behaviour; natural selection, variation and microevolution in natural populations.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time January 2017 - 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 - 2 years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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