Stickleback thermal choice test
A recent study by Cooper et al. from University of Glasgow used a shuttlebox system to see whether three-spined sticklebacks sacrifice exposure to their individual preferred or optimal environmental conditions so they can remain part of a social group. The group published their findings in PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B and included a detailed description on using the system to measure individual thermal preference as well as the effect of behavioral traits on thermal compromise.
Individual variation in the compromise between social group membership and exposure to preferred temperatures
B. Cooper, B. Adriaenssens and S. S. Killen (2018)
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES