Most thesis topics are connected to our research projects on songbirds, quail, laying hens and dogs.
Please follow this link http://tip.wur.nl for a list of specific thesis topics (search for Chair group "Behavioural Ecology"). Most topics on the list are characterised as MSc projects, but some can also be adjusted to be addressed in a BSc thesis. Also the number of credits (duration of thesis is flexible for most projects).
Most thesis topics are connected to our research projects. These projects provide thesis possibilities also beyond those listed at tip.wur.nl. See the respective research site for more information:
- Social networks and animal communication
- Sexual selection and family conflicts
- Applied animal behaviour
- Companion animal behaviour
- Animal Welfare
- Sexual selection
- Animal personality
- Animal cognition
- Maternal effects and behavioural development
- Ecology of vocal communication: degradation, distance and noise effects
- Movement ecology
- Predator and prey interactions
- cooperation in animals
We also encourage students to make own suggestions for thesis topics. For questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact persons for the specific topics are indicated in the list on tip.wur.nl. For additional general questions first contact Bonne Beerda.
In addition to these projects we also support external thesis projects with various institutions and colleagues in other countries, mainly in the UK, France and Germany. Please contact us for thesis topics to be conducted abroad. For additional general questions, contact Bonne Beerda who can direct you further.
Students going abroad may benefit from the student support program called www.student-grants.eu, where students going abroad can apply for a €1000 student grant. On the website, students can apply online and there will be student grant donations every three months (four times a year). The Student Grants program is an initiative funded by CasaSwap.com, www.casaswap.com, a free, worldwide student housing service.