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PhD Projects 2013

This is the list of our 2013 PhD projects. Application deadline was January 15, 2013.

Evolutionary ecology of dispersal
Keywords behavioral ecology, animal personality, life-history, dispersal, songbird
Main advisor Niels Dingemanse, MPIO Seewiesen more
<p>Evolution of social behaviors</p>

Keywords Behavioral ecology, indirect genetic effects, island population, quantitative genetics, social environment, social networks, songbird

Main advisor Julia Schroeder, MPIO Seewiesen

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<p>Isotopic finger-printing of contemporary and historic changes in copepod trophic position following a shift in in lake trophy</p>

Keywords stable isotopes, zooplankton, copepods, trophic structure
Main advisor Elizabeth Yohannes, University of Konstanz

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The genetic basis of behavioral "handedness" in scale-eating cichlid fish

The genetic basis of behavioral "handedness" in scale-eating cichlid fish

Keywords left-right asymmetry, laterality, dimorphism, ecological specialization, QTL mapping, population genomics, next-generation sequencing
Main advisor Axel Meyer, University of Konstanz

Ecology and genomics of parallel speciation of cichlid fishes in Nicaraguan crater lakes

Keywords sympatric speciation, parallel evolution, ecological genomics, evo-devo, transgenics, next-generation sequencing
Main advisor Axel Meyer, University of Konstanz

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<p>Physiological and behavioral ecology of black and white-browed coucals</p>

Keywords sex-role reversal, mating system evolution, territorial behavior, telemetry, nestlings, fledglings
Main advisor Wolfgang Goymann, MPIO Seewiesen

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Seasonal brain size changes in the common shrew

Keywords Dehnel's phenomenon, neurobiology, ecology, metabolism
Main advisor Dina Dechmann, MPIO Radolfzell

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<p style="text-align: left;" lang="en-US" align="JUSTIFY"><strong>Neural mechanisms underlying vocal communication of crows</strong></p>
Keywords vocal communication, birds, neural mechanisms
Main advisor Manfred Gahr, MPIO Seewiesen
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The song learing related genome of birds
Keywords song learning, birds, genome, transcriptome
Main advisor Manfred Gahr, MPIO Seewiesen more
Social colony defense in ants

Keywords olfaction, ants' nestmate recognition, aggression, social behavior, self-organization, neurobiology
Main advisor Christoph Kleineidam, University of Konstanz

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