Wild About Archerfish - S2 E4
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. Today we spoke to Dagmar van Weduwen, who is a Phd student at the University of St Andrews. She studies social learning and group dynamics in archerfish, which means she spends a lot of time in the lab, getting spat at by fish!
We dive deep into the archer fish species, what they are, where they live, and what they do. This is an awesome species that show the potential for social learning from one another, which is just one of the questions Dagmar is looking at for her research. This is a fantastic episode if you want to learn more about this tropical fish and some of the questions researchers have to think about before delving further into a topic.
Dagmar der Weduwen
Dagmar is a Dutch ecologist based at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. She is currently part-way through completing her PhD studying social learning in archerfish Toxotes spp. Previously, having completed an MSc (Res) on the dispersal of Acer and Fraxinus samaras, also at the University of St Andrews, and a BSc (Hons) in Biology (Ecology) at the University of Edinburgh, where her dissertation project focused on the reasons for intraspecific variation in nest height in blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus.
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