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Dr. Nicholas Moran

Office: VHF-260
Phone: +49 (0)521-106 2727
email: nicholas.moran"at"uni-bielefeld.de

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Research interests

During my PhD and current Postdoc position, a key topic that interests me is why individuals behave differently from each other, and what effects this between-individual variation has on ecological systems. My past work has spanned a various of fields, including animal personality/ behavioural ecology, limnology, food web ecology, and biological invasions. This has taken me from conducting freshwater ecology in Australian lowland rivers, analysing fish personalities in desert waterholes in Outback Australia, helping manage large-scale invasive species eradication programs, and now to a postdoctoral research role in the SFB-TRR 212: NC³ project project using meta-analysis to analyse the mechanisms of individualized niches.


since 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher (Project: The behavioural ecology of individualized niches in the light of meta-analyses), University of Bielefeld, Germany
2012-2016 PhD (Thesis: Desert goby (Chlamydogobius eremius) behaviours in arid Australian waterholes: Community level interactions and individual level variability), Monash University, Australia
2010-2011 BSc Honours (Thesis: The longitudinal characteristics and flow variability of organic carbon in the Lachlan River, NSW), University of Adelaide, Australia
2006-2011 BSc (Ecology and Jurisprudence); LLB (with Honours), University of Adelaide, Australia