Dr Jeroen Minderman:
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Dr Jeroen Minderman
Harold Mitchell Building
University of St Andrews
tel: 01334 463220
School of Biology
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Please see my staff profile page at the University of St Andrews School of Biology website for further details.
You can also find links to my publications etc on my Orcid profile.
Early Career Fellowship at the University of St Andrews.
Broadly, my interests are in behavioural ecology and conservation biology, and ornithology in particular. Specifically, I am interested in understanding and predicting behavioural responses to environmental change (anthropogenic or otherwise) in a range of species and systems. My current fellowship focuses on linking behavioural responses to different stressors or risks, to physiological stress responses. This involves both field experiments in model systems (Great tits Parus major and Blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus) as attempts to tests the same patterns in more applied contexts, in collaboration with Will Cresswell and Karen Spencer.
My previous (some ongoing) projects included a project that aims to understand the landscape-scale effects of small wind turbines on birds and bats, with Kirsty Park, studies of the ecological relevance of behavioural syndromes or “animal personality” in wild starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) (see e.g. here, and here) and interference competition and predation risk in redshank (Tringa totanus). On the more applied side, I have been involved with the development of a model to prioritise international species conservation efforts for the UK Department for Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MAPISCO).