Personality syndromes and predator cues



Individuals of many taxa show consistent personality types (‘shy’, ‘bold’): the aim of this experiment is to explore how exposure to a predator cue (scent) influences behaviour of ash grey mice: do bold animals remain bold? Do shy animals become shyer?  The experiment will involve behavioural syndrome testing and measuring of ventilatory behaviour of mice exposed to various odours.
Contact Bill Bateman, Christine Cooper