Endre is studying variation in escape response of guppies
Endre has started his master project where he is studying differences in the escape response of guppies.
Endre practicing catching in the lab.
Beatriz Diaz Pauli
The thesis is (at least provisionally) entitled "Guppy getaway: A study of escape response in Poecilia reticulata". Escape response in a lab setting can be used as a proxy for predator avoidance in the wild. By catching guppies both individually and in groups, Endre wants to study how their escape response varies as a function of individual traits, population, and size-selective harvest treatments.
The thesis is supervised by Beatriz Diaz Pauli (main supervisor) and Mikko Heino. The activity is related to the project "Cost of life-history adaptations in guppies".