Grant awarded from the Spanish ministry

I just heard the news that our grant application entitled Cognitive buffer and population persistence under environmental change for a Research project grant was awarded by the Spanish Ministry (I+D+i, MICINN)!

Using a population of jackdaws that has been monitored for two decades, we will combine molecular analyses, field observations, field experiments, and remote sensing to analyse how individuals gather and share information to exploit food resource that vary in time and space, and assess how their individual and collective decisions affect population dynamics.

The €160k grant is led by Dr Dani Sol, also from CREAF, and is for until the end of 2023. I am excited to be part of the interdisciplinary team and to be working with Jackdaws again, pushing novel technologies to study their individual and collective behaviour in the wild!