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PhD Projects 2016

This is the list of our 2016 PhD projects. All projects are fully funded for at least 3 years. Application deadline is January 15, 2016.

Keywords Organismal Biology, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, neurobiologyAdvisor to be contacted with an own research proposal

Open PhD positions for own proposal elaboration within Organismal Biology

Keywords Organismal Biology, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, neurobiology
Advisor to be contacted with an own research proposal [more]
Keywords: genomics, speciation, hybridisation, immune gene evolution, disease ecology, avian influenza
Main advisors: Robert Kraus, Inge Müller, Martin Wikelski, MPIO Radolfzell

The Anseriform Genome Project: Comparative Genomics of Waterfowl

Keywords: genomics, speciation, hybridisation, immune gene evolution, disease ecology, avian influenza

Main advisors: Robert Kraus, Inge Müller, Martin Wikelski, MPIO Radolfzell

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Keywords self-organisation, collective animal behaviour, social networks, tracking, natural selection, multi-level selection, evolution, phenotypic traits, group composition, vocal communications
Main advisor Damien Farine, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz

Collective behaviours and social structure in animal populations

Keywords self-organisation, collective animal behaviour, social networks, tracking, natural selection, multi-level selection, evolution, phenotypic traits, group composition, vocal communications

Main advisor Damien Farine, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz

Keywords sociality, hierarchy, optimality, learning, neurobiology, adaptation, selection, ecology, cichlid, invertebrate, tracking Main advisor Alex Jordan, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz

The mechanisms and evolution of social influence

Keywords sociality, hierarchy, optimality, learning, neurobiology, adaptation, selection, ecology, cichlid, invertebrate, tracking 
Main advisor Alex Jordan, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz [more]
Keywords parallel evolution, coloration, cichlid fishes, forward genetics, evo-devoAdvisor Axel Meyer + Claudius Kratochwil, University of Konstanz

Molecular mechanisms of the repeated evolution of adaptive color patterns in cichlid fishes

Keywords parallel evolution, coloration, cichlid fishes, forward genetics, evo-devo
Advisor Axel Meyer + Claudius Kratochwil, University of Konstanz [more]
Keywords sensory perception, convergent evolution, taste behavior, cell-culture assays, frugivory, nectarivory, diet, digestive physiology, T1RsMain advisor Maude Baldwin, MPIO Seewiesen

The evolution of avian sweet taste perception

Keywords sensory perception, convergent evolution, taste behavior, cell-culture assays, frugivory, nectarivory, diet, digestive physiology, T1Rs
Main advisor Maude Baldwin, MPIO Seewiesen

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Keywords mate choice, extra-pair paternity, sperm competition, inbreeding, biostatistics, GPS tracking, PIT-tag, pair bond, quantitative genetics, macro-evolutionAdvisors Wolfgang Forstmeier, Mihai Valcu, Bart Kempenaers, MPIO Seewiesen

Bird Behavioural Ecology

Keywords mate choice, extra-pair paternity, sperm competition, inbreeding, biostatistics, GPS tracking, PIT-tag, pair bond, quantitative genetics, macro-evolution
Advisors Wolfgang Forstmeier, Mihai Valcu, Bart Kempenaers, MPIO Seewiesen

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Keywords genomic conflicts,quantitative genetics, population genomics, QTL-mapping, bioinformatics, biostatistics, genomic selection signatures, sex-biased expression, transcriptomicsAdvisors Wolfgang Forstmeier, Jakob Mueller, MPIO Seewiesen

Avian Evolutionary Genetics

Keywords genomic conflicts,quantitative genetics, population genomics, QTL-mapping, bioinformatics, biostatistics, genomic selection signatures, sex-biased expression, transcriptomics
Advisors Wolfgang Forstmeier, Jakob Mueller, MPIO Seewiesen

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Keywords swarm, schooling, behavior, information, fish, locusts, tracking, computer vision, virtual reality, self-organization, decision-making, individual differences, evolutionMain adviser Iain Couzin, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz

Collective Animal Behaviour

Keywords swarm, schooling, behavior, information, fish, locusts, tracking, computer vision, virtual reality, self-organization, decision-making, individual differences, evolution
Main adviser Iain Couzin, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz [more]

Interested in one of these PhD projects? Apply here!

 
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