Research

 My research mainly focuses on the causes and consequences of individual differences in behaviour and cognition, with special interest in their role in coping with environmental challenges and changes.

Specifically, I study:

  • the role of individual variation and plasticity in behavioural and cognitive traits in dealing with environmental challenges, exploiting current human-induced rapid environmental change and urbanization as “large-scale experiments”;
  • the physiological mechanisms underlying responses to environmental contexts that differ in the degree of stability, novelty and human-disturbance, and how different profiles may influence behavioural responses, cognitive performance and habituation to novel conditions.

Individual differences in behaviour and cognition


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Endocrine responses to environmental variation


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Small mammals in the big city


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Innovation and problem solving


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