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Non-tech. summaries 2014: projects on ethology/animal behaviour

Projects granted during 2014 that have a primary purpose of basic research into ethology, animal behaviour and animal biology.

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This document outlines the projects granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 during 2014 with a primary purpose of basic research into ethology, animal behaviour and animal biology.

The following projects were granted:

  • visuomotor aspects of magnetoreception (magnetoreception, vision, pigeon, navigation, behaviour)

  • the evolution of cognition (pheasants, cognition, natural selection, evolution)

  • neural mechanisms of fear memory processing (fear memory, extinction, neural circuits, neuromodulation, anxiety)

  • the effect of genes and environment on the behaviour of zebrafish (zebrafish, behaviour, genes, anxiety, epigenetics)

  • study of cognitive behaviour in inbred BXD mice (BXD, recombinant inbred, QTL, cognition, translation)

  • responses of marine fish to hypoxia (fish, behaviour, hypoxia, physiology)

  • genetics of local adaptation (local adaptation, gene-flow, blue tit, phenology)

  • environmental effects on host-parasite interactions in fish (fish, parasites, global warming, environmental change, behaviour)

  • large mammals: nutrition, ecosystems and climate (climate change, GHG emissions, animal condition, biodiversity)

  • genomics of communication in songbird models (brain, learning, genes, zebra finch, chaffinch)

  • studies of the spatial ecology of wild animals (wild animals, movement, GPS loggers, conservation, habitats)

  • cardiovascular function and adaptation to sepsis (sepsis, cardiovascular system, rodents)