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Freddie Mckendrick

 

My research interests generally focus on how organisms adapt their behaviour in response to environmental change. I am particularly interested in how individuals within a population may differ in their response to change, as well as the potential consequences for this variation on other trophic levels. 

My PhD work focusses on understanding the physiological costs of behavioural plasticity in response to climate change. My research will focus on two polar seabird species, black-legged kittiwakes and snow petrels, using behavioural data collected with GPS loggers alongside different physiological measures (telomeres, oxidative stress) and incorporate multivariate mixed-models to disseminate within- and between-individual effects.