Dr Ines Fuertbauer
Senior Lecturer
Biosciences
Telephone: (01792) 602932
Room: Academic Office - 135
First Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioural Endocrinolgy
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Stress Physiology
  • Non-invasive Hormone Analysis
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Personality

Publications

  1. & A resident-nepotistic-tolerant dominance style in wild white-nosed coatis (Nasua narica)?. Behaviour, 1-42.
  2. & Sheep wool cortisol as a retrospective measure of long-term HPA axis activity and its links to body mass. Domestic Animal Endocrinology 68, 39-46.
  3. & Re-wilding Collective Behaviour: An Ecological Perspective. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33(5), 347-357.
  4. & Social conformity in solitary crabs, Carcinus maenas , is driven by individual differences in behavioural plasticity. Animal Behaviour 135, 131-137.
  5. & Social Networks. In The International Encyclopedia of Primatology. -7).

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Teaching

  • BIO333 Animal Personality: Physiology, Behaviour, and Evolution

    Individuals within the same species or populations often behave in consistently different ways ¿ they show personality. But why? This course gives an overview about the current state of research in the field of animal personality, including both vertebrates and invertebrates. We will integrate proximate and ultimate aspects, i.e. we will look at evolutionary and developmental processes as well as proximate mechanisms. During a practical session, we will conduct basic personality experiments and will learn statistical techniques to assess animal personalities.This course will suit students who enjoy interactive teaching, e.g. discussions, group activities etc.

  • BIO344 Hormones and Behaviour

    This course focusses on endocrine physiology and hormonal mechanisms of behaviour in vertebrates. We begin with an overview of the endocrine system and hormones. We then study reproductive physiology and investigate the concept of homeostasis and energy balance, and explore the physiology of stress. We also study biological rhythms and the hormonal underpinnings of parental care and learning and memory. Finally, we focus on non-invasive methods in endocrinology and their application in the field and laboratory. To strengthen understanding of stress endocrinology, we explore a real data set during a practical session.

  • BIOM64 MRes Research Project (Biosciences)

    The student will carry out an independent piece of research in Biosciences under the guidance of academic staff in one or more of our Research Pathways: 1) Behavioural and Movement Ecology; 2) Evolutionary and Molecular Biology; 3) Marine Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture; 4) Mathematical and Statistical Ecology; 5) Population and Community Ecology 6) Whole Organism Biology; 7) Wildlife Diseases and Pest Control. The research project will be undertaken during terms 2 and 3, and the student will produce a written dissertation (thesis). The thesis will be written in a format suitable for publication in an appropriate journal.

Supervision

  • Intra and inter-specific cortisol coregulation (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King
  • Personality of dogs and their owners and links to physiological stress levels (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King
  • Endocrine and behavioural plasticity in vertebrates (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King
  • Collective movement of cells and fish using computer vision techniques (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King
    Other supervisor: Dr Rowan Brown
  • Primate socioendocrinology revisited: new tools to tackle old questions (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King
  • The behavioural and physiological flexibility of wild baboons in response to environmental change (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King
  • Collective behaviour: from cells to humans (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King
    Other supervisor: Dr Rowan Brown
  • Intra-individual variation in sheep wool cortisol. (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King
  • 'Individual consistency and temporal dynamics in sheep (Ovis aries) movement and social networks' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King
  • 'Rules of interaction, not votes, govern group navigational decision making in a terrestrial ungulate (Capra aegagrus hircus).' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Andrew King

Administrative Responsibilities

  • PGR Degrees Admissions Tutor - Biosciences

    2016 - Present

  • Ethics Committee (Member) - Biosciences

    2016 - Present

  • Co-Founder / Co-Director - University of Cape Town & Swansea University PhD Programme

    2017 - Present

  • Deputy MRes Biosciences Director - Biosciences

    2017 - Present