Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Senior Lecturer
Previous Position Lecturer (Newcastle University)
Telephone +44 (0)28 9097 6305
Email d.jennings@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity
Methods I Use Field / Lab, Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Contest structure and investment in fighting
  • Social networks and aggression
  • The development of play behaviour
  • Neonate behaviour and survival
  • Learning and timing behaviour

Recent Key Papers

  • Jennings, DJ. 2020. Contest behaviour varies in relation to reproductive opportunities and reproductive success in the fallow deer. Animal Behaviour, 163, 95-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.03.003
  • Jennings, DJ., Boys, RJ. & Gammell, MP. 2018. Suffering third-party intervention during fighting is associated with reduced mating success in the fallow deer. Animal Behaviour, 139, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.02.016
  • Jennings, DJ., Boys, RJ. & Gammell, MP. 2017. Weapon damage is associated with contest dynamics but not mating success in fallow deer (Dama dama). Biology Letters, 13: 20170565. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2017.0565

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • QUADRAT DTP student, Eimear Heuston: Post-weaning dispersal behaviour of fallow deer fawns: the relationship with behaviour, growth and stress