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Miss Emily Churchill
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
PhD Student investigating the effects of resource distributions on Drosophila physiology, and aggressive and reproductive behaviours
Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
My research focuses on the effect of local-scale spatial distribution of resources, using Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. I am interested in understanding how varying resource distributions effect reproductive and aggressive behaviours, physiology and life histories.
This research follows on from the research that I completed towards my Masters project, where I investigated the effects of age, sperm competition and nutritional stress on Drosophila physiology and reproductive behaviours.
I am increasingly interested in how variable environments impact ecological and evolutionary processes.