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BEER centre

Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution Research (BEER) Centre


The Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution Research Centre draws together a critical mass of leading researchers and integrates a diverse set of methodological expertise and disciplinary perspectives to enhance research and collaboration at the cutting edge of behaviour, ecology and evolution.

BEER is a cross-faculty group that unites staff and students in Anthropology, Archaeology, Psychology, Education and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. We work on organisms including plants, fish, birds and mammals (seals, ungulates, carnivores, primates - including humans - and extinct species). The methods we use include mathematical models, behavioural observation, non-invasive endocrinology, molecular methods, geometric morphometrics and geospatial analysis.

Our research interests include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • predator-prey interactions
  • sexual selection
  • conservation
  • human-wildlife interactions
  • population dynamics
  • morphology
  • the evolution of culture

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