• Question: why did you decide to work with the animals you specialise in.

    Asked by kkkjj1508 to Jo, Kevin, Louise, Valeria on 20 Jun 2012. This question was also asked by shardae.
    • Photo: Kevin Mahon

      Kevin Mahon answered on 20 Jun 2012:

      Because they posed the most interesting scientific questions I felt I was equipped to research! For me, it’s not the species, but what questions you’re asking that is most important!

    • Photo: Joanna Cruden

      Joanna Cruden answered on 20 Jun 2012:

      Partly because I chose to change jobs and I wanted to continue my part time PhD, so I had to change from ferrerts to rabbits, but because I have a wide interest in all animal’s I found rabbit just as interesting but more challenging to understand, and I would really like to be a leader in animal behaviour but it is important to have a focus species when you embark on a PhD, I have only just started to learn more about them and they are really interesting animals.

    • Photo: Valeria Senigaglia

      Valeria Senigaglia answered on 20 Jun 2012:

      I mainly stumbled into dolphins when I was a kid. Then I discovered they are smart and not just cute an I started to be fascinated by then but ironically enough I always wanted to study furry animals…