Matthew James Hansen
- Animal behaviour
- Social behaviour
- Group movement
- Predator-Prey interactions
Current position 2021-2024: DFG funded Individual Research Grant hosted by IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
- "Group hunting behaviour in striped marlin, Kajikia audax" Predominately field-based and multi-disciplinary research project exploring the mechanisms and functions of striped marlin hunting behaviour.
2018-2020: Humboldt Research Fellowship with Prof Jens Krause at the IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
- “The Evolution of Collective Cognition”Comparative behavioural and physiological assays of Poecilia reticulata populations under different levels of predation pressure.
2016-2018: Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Fangue Laboratory, UC Davis
- Behavioural Guidance of Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Experimental evaluation of the use of a light emitting diode device to reduce entrainment rates of smolts migrating past water diversion infrastructure.
- Experiments investigating the links between physiology and behaviour in native Californian fishes
2012-2015: PhD in the Animal Behaviour Laboratory, University of Sydney, Australia. Supervised my Prof Ashley Ward and Prof Stephen Simpson.
- "Movement Decisions and Foraging Behaviour in Shoals of Fish"