Christian Drerup

PhD Student in Zoology

Marine Behavioural Ecology Group
Department of Zoology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK

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Amazed by the underwater world since my childhood, studying and working with aquatic animals has always been my dream. Driven by this, I first obtained a B.Sc. in Biology, followed by an M.Sc. in Marine Biology. In recent years, I have specialised in the behavioural and visual ecology of invertebrates. While my passion and main research focus lies with cephalopods, I have also been involved in research projects studying fish, crustaceans and even hawkmoths.

I am currently a PhD student in the Marine Behavioural Ecology Group of the University of Cambridge (UK), investigating how cuttlefish and other cephalopods exploit and adapt to visual noise. By conducting different field- and lab-based experiments, I aim to establish the effect of caustic flicker, a ubiquitous visual noise in shallow marine habitats, on the behavioural and visual ecology of cuttlefish in terms of their habitat choice, movement, dynamic camouflage, hunting behaviour and visual processing.

Marine organisms

Visual ecology

Behavioural ecology

Citizen Science

Scientific Diving