Rudy Garel

Research interests | Curriculum vitae

Research interests

My research interests focus on behavioral and evolutionary biology. The aim of my PhD project is to test the genetic and behavioural assumptions that may lead to male colour-morph cycling due to male-male competition in the common lizard (Lacerta vivipara). To be more precise I am going to investigate male behavioural traits during the reproductive period and try to link them to male colour morph. The project should further allow to unravel the stability of male behavioural traits in time and their inheritance.


Curriculum vitae

2012 (underway)
University of Lausanne, Switzerland, PhD under the supervision of Patrick S. Fitze

2011 (6 months)
CIRAD, Saint-Pierre, Reunion, Research engineer:
Study of experimental population dynamics in sweet potato whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)

2011 (6 months)
INRA, Rennes, France, Trainee (MSc):
Sexual selection: a test of the “good genes” model in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)

2010 (6 months)
GIE La Croix, Plougastel-Daoulas, France, Trainee (MSc):
Structure impact of nest boxes and breeding boxes on colony development in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

2007 (1 month)
Zoo « Planète sauvage », Port-Saint Père, France, Trainee (BSc):
Study of self-recognition (experiments using mirrors) in parrots



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