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What animals think | The Belfast Darwin Day Lecture 2020, with Dr Gareth Arnott

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February 19th, 2020 7:00 PM   --   9:30 PM

When animals compete for resources, what is really going on in their heads? How do they decide whether to fight? Do non-human animals think like us? These are crucial questions when considering how evolution works.
We are pleased to be able to host a talk by someone at the cutting edge of evolutionary research at Queen’s University Belfast who will be exploring those questions with us – Dr Gareth Arnott.


In addition to studying fundamental aspects of animal contest behaviour, Gareth’s interests include addressing applied animal welfare problems associated with aggression. He is currently collaborating with researchers in Edinburgh on a project aimed at minimising aggression in pigs to improve welfare following regrouping. He is also looking at behavioural problems in dogs.

Dr Arnott’s talk is based on his article 'When animals face off, what are they thinking?' in the August 2019 issue of Scientific American.

Free ticket: £0.00


South Lecture Theatre
Medical Biology Teaching Centre (MBC)
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast, BT9 7BL
United Kingdom

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