Foraging decisions in deer species

The interactions between plants and herbivores are among the most important and intriguing in nature and the scientific field of plant-herbivore interactions is rapidly developing. We investigate foraging psychology and small to medium scale foraging decisions in fallow deer (Dama dama), red deer (Cervus elaphus) and moose (Alces alces).

Lövsångare. Foto: Johanna Hedlund.

Effects of climate change on phenology in the willow warbler

In this study on Sweden’s most common bird species the willow warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus (Swedish: lövsångare), we want to investigate how phenological events have changed in the last 20 years and achieve a holistic analysis of breeding area phenology, including both spring and autumn migration, as well as the timing of reproduction.

Foto: Christina Hansen Wheat, Stockholm University.

Social behaviour in dogs and wolves

The overall aim of the project is to understand how social behaviour has evolved when the dog (Canis familiaris) became domesticated. Our study compares the social behaviour of dogs with wolves (Canis lupus) to identify the basic behavioural differences between the two species related to the domestication process.