With more unpredictable and drastic weather events imminent, the ability to adjust to changing environments is key to survival. We’ll investigate if predictable vs unpredictable changes in temperature affect individual behaviour and learning. Addressing such a question will provide new and interesting insights into the potential effects of climate change on behavioural plasticity and survival.  


You’ll answer the following question: ‘Does predictable vs unpredictable changes in temperature alter individual behaviour and learning?’

Student benefits 

You’ll learn many skills essential for conducting high-quality research and moving into a PhD. These skills include:

  • experimental design
  • behavioural assays
  • data collection and management
  • advanced statistical analyses
  • writing and publishing a scientific paper in a well-regarded journal.

Supervised by Dr Erin Macartney, Dr Szymon Drobniak, Prof. Shinichi Nakagawa

Get involved

To learn more about this project, contact Professor Shinichi Nakagawa.