For students

If you feel challenged by combining experimental work with mathematical theory, by testing whether Einstein’s approach to Brownian motion applies to moving animals, or by whether the large-scale collapse of mussel beds is explained by the way of movement of star fish, than maybe you are in for a Master’s project at my lab at the NIOZ.

We are looking for student that like doing modeling and/or experiments in our laboratory set-up, to investigate how animals move in response to conspecifics, prey or predators.

With this data, we can make models that integrate individual movement in a population setting to study the interplay between individual behavior and pattern formation.

For the latest update on possible Masters projects, please send an email to

The laboratory setup