Theses - Behavioural Ecology Group

Most thesis topics are connected to our research projects on songbirds, quail, laying hens and dogs.

Please follow this link 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 See the respective research site for more information:

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 For additional general questions first contact Bonne Beerda.

Going abroad

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, 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,, a free, worldwide student housing service.