Masters by Research Student
Daphne du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
Following my undergraduate studies in Zoology, my thirst for knowledge has brought me back to this beautiful area of Cornwall to further my research.
2013 BSc (Hons) Zoology, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus
To gain further understanding of senescence in wild populations, I am researching the field cricket (Gryllus campestris). Working on the Wild Cricket Project (WildCrickets.org) I am able to study almost every aspect of every cricket throughout its entire life, from eclosion to death and even cause of mortality. Through collecting and analyzing data from the extensive video footage, I will be looking to see whether there are declines in performance over lifetime, something that has been poorly studied in wild populations of insects.
Previous research projects:
During my undergraduate research project I studied the ecologically induced differences of sheltering behaviour the green shore crab (Carcinus maenas).