Back from co-supervising the 2013 Zoology/Ecology students in Spain. Despite an unusual lack of crab spiders, students still managed to get enough data for a good project/presentation. We also had projects including Messor Harvesting efficiency, Scorpion territories and competition between Messor Sp. and Tapinoma erraticum.
Sometimes, the most desirable tool, is an item of cutlery! Here is a picture of Chris Tranter and I, taking a closer look at some of the local ant colonies. When we weren’t doing this, we had students working on various projects including Messor ant scouting behaviour, forager recruitment in Camponotus ants and arthropod diversity.
I am back from co-supervising students on the Ecology field trip. Projects this year have included the colony founding success of Polistes wasps, central foraging theory and Wild boar ecology. Altogether making this year really exciting with a lot of ideas for development next year!
Back from co-supervising the 2010 Ecology field course in Spain. With MSc and Bsc projects ranging from oil beatle behaviour to Messor ant aggression, its been a great trip with all the students doing really well!