Max-Planck-Institut für Ornithologie

Dr. Anastasia Krasheninnikova

Avenida Loro Parque s/n

38400 Puerto de la Cruz

Canary Islands


Dr. Anastasia Krasheninnikova

Dr. Anastasia Krasheninnikova

Dr. Anastasia Krasheninnikova




Main Focus

• Comparative Cognition

• Problem-solving behaviour

• Social Learning

• Socio-biology

• Evolution of Cognition

• Bioacoustics

• Communication

My main research interest is the evolution of cognitive skills. I am particularly interested in whether, and if so, how, animal cognition is influenced by different socio- ecological living conditions. My current research work is focussing on socio-cognitive adaptations in parrots.

Curriculum Vitae

since Feb. 2015: Postdoctoral researcher, MPIO grant, Comparative Cognition Research station, Tenerife (research group: von Bayern)

Aug. – Dec. 2014: Marine Biology Station Laboe, Laboe, Germany

June 2014: PhD, University of Hamburg, Germany Thesis: “Physical cognition in parrots: a comparative approach”

2011 – 2014: PhD Student at the research group of behaviour biology, University of Hamburg Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jutta Schneider

2008 – 2010: Biology at the University of Hamburg, MSc Master-Thesis: "Means-end comprehension in parrots: a comparative approach" Supervisor: Dr. Ralf Wanker

2005 – 2008: Biology at the University of Hamburg, BSc Bachelor-Thesis: "String- pulling in spectacled parrotlets" Supervisor: Dr. Ralf Wanker

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Group von Bayern
  • MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen
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