Dissertation Topics

Prof. Ran Nathan
Movement Ecology
Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
  1. Movement ecology: A new transdisciplinary paradigm to study movement of organisms across multiple spatial and temporal scales.
  2. Lifetime tracks of organisms, their underlying mechanisms, their use to assess the species' ecology and biology, and what elements are most critical for fitness.
  3. Ecology, evolution and behavior of various phenomena related to movement – including migration, search, foraging, dispersal, wandering, exploration, navigation and spread of diseases – in birds and fruit bats.
  4. The relationships between sociality and social rank, movement, performance and fitness.
  5. Development of new tracking devices and data analysis tools for movement ecology.
  6. Management of huge datasets in the emerging Big Data era of movement ecology.
  7. Spreading of invasive plants and long-distance dispersal.