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Department of Zoology

 

Amazed by the underwater world since my very 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. While my passion and main research focus lies with cephalopods, I have also been involved in research projects studying fish, crustaceans and even hawkmoths in the past. In recent years, I have specialised in the behavioural and visual ecology of invertebrates.

From October 2020 on, I will join the Marine Behavioural Ecology Group of the University of Cambridge (UK) as a PhD candidate, investigating how cuttlefish and other cephalopods exploit and adapt to visual noise such as caustic flicker.

Publications

Key publications: 

Drerup, C., Sykes, A.V., Cooke, G.M. (2020). Behavioural aspects of the spotty bobtail squid Euprymna parva (Sepiolidae: Cephalopoda). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology530, 151442. Doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2020.151442

Other publications: 

Drerup, C.*, & Cooke, G.M. (2019). Cephalopod ID Guide for the North Sea. Doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2589266

Drerup, C.*, & Cooke, G.M. (2019). Cephalopod ID Guide for the North-East Atlantic. Doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2589228

Drerup, C.*, & Cooke, G.M. (2019). Cephalopod ID Guide for the Mediterranean Sea. Doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2589226