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Fly with the wind. Foraging behaviour and ecology of Antarctic fulmarine petrels in relation to wind and habitat characteristics University of Antwerp
The life and thought of northern prehistoric hunter-gatherers: ethnographical and ethnoarchaeological theory and analysis of the behavioral and material expression of the relationship between ideology and ecology Ghent University
The research proposal consists of the application of the new anthropological paradigm to the study of northern European prehistoric hunter-gatherers with specific focus on the relationship between ecology - the reality of the world in which human beings must survive - and ideology - the human cognition and perception of that world. The new anthropological paradigm sees ecology and ideology as dynamic and dialectic entities, whose relationship ...
The female perspective of aggression in a free-living songbird: studying female competitive trait expression within a behavioural syndrome and life history framework. University of Antwerp
Behavioural and cognitive effects of an adverse early social environment: towards a better understanding of the adaptive significance and transgenerational transmission. University of Antwerp
Study of intraspecific variation in the movement behaviour of a small benthic fish species: integrating behavioural, ecological, endocrinological and molecular data. University of Antwerp
The eco-evolutionary consequences of reward-based learning for behavioural variation. Ghent University
In recent years it has become clear that most animals have the ability to learn and that this often plays an important role in how individuals adjust their behaviours throughout their lives. Yet, how learning ultimately contributes to behavioural variation within populations is still poorly known. This project investigates the functioning and consequences of reward-based learning U+2013 a simple and universal mechanism by which individuals ...
Behavioural plasticity - determining the adaptive significance of parental care. University of Antwerp
The evolution of behavioural and chemical regulation of reproduction in bee societies KU Leuven
Eusocial hymenopterans demonstrate remarkable altruism, showing an advanced reproductive division of labour in which a fertile queen lays the eggs and the largely sterile workers rear the queen’s offspring. Workers, however, usually retain the ability to activate their ovaries and lay unfertilised, male-destined eggs, thereby inciting possible conflict over male parentage. In response, multiple mechanisms to resolve reproductive conflicts ...