The effect of urbanisation on life history and behaviour of wild animals

With the increase in human populations, uban envioronment has now been recognised as a type ecosystems. Our research group has innitiated studies investigating the effect of urbanisation on life history and behaviour of wild animals. Projects include

  1. The effect of urbanisation on breeding behaviour of NZ fantails (Rhipidura fuliginosa) (Christophe);
  2. The effect of urbanisation on volcalisation of tui (Miriam)
  3. The effect of urban barrier on gene flow of animal populations(fantail, Christophe;  lizards, Luca)
  4. Patterns of pathogens in urban lizard populations (Luca)
  5. Habitat selection of native and introduced lizards in urban habitats (Kelsey).