I am interested in how animals, in particular birds, are responding to climate change. My DPhil project looks at the social, spatial and environmental drivers of the seasonal timing of reproduction, and I will be studying this using the long-term dataset of the Wytham Tits. Previously, I have carried out research into the effects of the changing climate on the timing of reproduction at the population-level and across species. Now I want to take this further by also considering the social and spatial elements that affect these phenological changes within a population. This approach will help to better understand the consequences of responses of seasonal behaviours to environmental change.