Does living in the urban environment affect the behavior of wild animals towards people?
Animals increasingly share human-built environments, but how this has affected their behaviour remains a key question in urban ecology
This project will explore if/how living in anthropogenic environments affects animals’ antipredator responses to humans (including animals’
ability to use human gaze as a measure of risk). Particularly suitable study species are squirrels and jackdaws. A good comparison would be
between populations in the Alton Estate and Richmond Park, but any other appropriate sites can be considered.
Keyword : Animal Behaviour