We currently work on many aspects of the natural (field-based) behaviour of fiddlers.
The projects we are conducting cover many questions. Some of the following are examples:
- How and why to male neighbours help each other?
- How can we use robotic technology to investigate animal behaviour?
- How is climate change affecting fiddler crabs?
- Can females compensate for increased temperatures by changing their behaviours?
- Is there forced mating in fiddler crabs? Can females avoid it?
- How complex can behaviours be when an animal has a minute brain and a v ery simple nervous system?
- Is it neccessary to evoke 'good genes' to explain female mating preferences?