Research updates

Webinar for research collaborators

We will hold the first Vital Pup consortium webinar on Friday 18 June 12-14h CEST / 11-13h BST). The aim is for us to get to know each other and to share information about the topic, the project and the practice in the participating institutions. Preliminary program: (please note that the times are BST - … Continue reading Webinar for research collaborators

The black mouse marking challenge: Technical note for black mouse identification in behavioural studies

Have you ever wondered how ethologists discriminate animals in social groups? Indeed, ethologists have to be able to identify animals that are sometimes very similar between each other, at least for us, humans. Moreover, when ethologists record behaviour of animals on videos, they also cannot turn around the scene and change their point of view. … Continue reading The black mouse marking challenge: Technical note for black mouse identification in behavioural studies

When an applied ethologist meets behavioural ecologists: Feedback from the congress of the Portuguese Society of Ethology (SPE 2017)

Last week, I went to the congress of the Portuguese Society of Ethology. The main aims of my presence were (1) to introduce our project on perinatal mortality and (2) try to recruit some students. I had prepared a 15-min talk on pup mortality and the questions of pup infanticide (act of killing an infant) … Continue reading When an applied ethologist meets behavioural ecologists: Feedback from the congress of the Portuguese Society of Ethology (SPE 2017)