Population consequences of behaviour in the sticklebacks

With Dr Carl Smith and Mr Steve Le Comber (PhD student)

This project seeks to develop and test theories linking behaviour to reproductive success and population dynamics and structure, and to test these ideas with two species of freshwater fishes - threespine and ninespine sticklebacks. Using a combination of behavioural and molecular genetic techniques (microsatellite genotyping) in both natural and captive populations we aim to examine parentage and reproductive success in relation to behaviour and different ecological conditions.