IMPRS PhD thesis defenses

Genetic Basis of Color Pattern Evolution in East African Cichlids

Doctoral defense of Sabine Urban
Doctorate with Axel Meyer, University of Konstanz [more]

Coexistence of alien and native plants

Doctoral defense of Zhijie Zhang
Doctorate with Mark van Kleunen, University of Konstanz [more]

Fitness consequences of physiological responses to environmental variation in wild great tits.

Doctoral defense by Lucia Mentesana
Doctorate with Ela Hau, MPI for Ornithology [more]

Migration and survival in a changing world: Insights on a long-distance avian migrant.

Doctoral defense by Yachang Cheng
Doctorate with Andrea Flack and Martin Wikelski MPI of Animal Behavior [more]

Physical Causal Cognition in Parrots

Doctoral defense by Laurie O'Neil
Doctorate with Auguste von Bayern and Manfred Gahr, MPI for Ornithology, Seewiesen [more]

The sensory biology of evasive flight in eared moths

PhD defense by Theresa Huegel
PhD with Holger Görlitz, Research Group Acoustic and Functional Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
PhD with Simone Pika, Humboldt Research Group „Evolution of communication“, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
Doctoral thesis done under the guidance of Dr. Wolfgang Goymann, Seewiesen [more]
Supervisors Niels Rattenborg from the Avian Sleep group in Seewiesen and Gabriël Beckers from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. [more]

From emitters to receivers: call-based communication in groups of zebra finches.

PhD defense by Mauricio Nicolas Adreani
Department Gahr MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
PhD with Manfred Gahr, Department of Behavioural Neurobiology, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis: phylogeny, enemy release and multi-trophic interactions.

PhD defense by Eva Maria Malecore
PhD with Mark van Kleunen, Ecology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

Odour-background segregation and source localisation using fast olfactory processing

PhD defense by Aarti Sehdev
PhD with Paul Szyszka + Giovanni Galizia, Neuroethology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

Odor Source Separation and Olfactory Learning in Drosophila

PhD defense by Yunusa Garba Mohammed
PhD with Paul Szyszka + Giovanni Galizia, Neuroethology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

Understanding predator foraging behaviour

PhD defense by Stephen Lang
PhD with Damien Farine, Department of Collective Behaviour, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
PhD with Wolfgang Forstmeier and Bart Kempenaers, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Coding of spatial and temporal frequency in bat biosonar

PhD defense by Leonie Baier
PhD with Lutz Wiegrebe, Division of Neurobiology, LMU Munich, and Holger Goerlitz, Research Group Acoustic and Functional Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Immunology going wild: genetic variation and immunocompetence in the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

PhD defense by Elinor Jax
PhD with Robert Kraus, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
PhD with Manfred Gahr, Department of Behavioural Neurobiology, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Ontogeny of Cognition and Communication in Corvids

PhD defense by Miriam Sima
PhD with Simone Pika, Humboldt Research Group „Evolution of communication“, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Chemical cues and how ants use them to recognize colony members

PhD defense by Stefanie Neupert
PhD with Christoph Kleineidam, Neuroethology lab, University of Konstanz [more]
PhD with Niels Dingemanse, Research Group "Evolutionary Ecology of Variation", MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen / "Behavioural Ecology", LMU [more]

The evolution of social dominance in house sparrows

PhD defense by Alfredo Sánchez-Tójar

Vocal communication in zebra finches: a focused description of pair vocal activity

PhD defense by Pietro D'Amelio
PhD with Manfred Gahr, Department of Behavioural Neurobiology, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Biogeography and conservation of the neglected biodiversity

PhD defense by Alaaeldin Soultan
PhD with Kamran Safi, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
PhD with Andreas Thum, Neurobiology, University of Konstanz + Genetics, University of Leipzig [more]

Causes and consequences of seasonal changes in the braincase and brain size of the common shrew Sorex araneus

PhD defense by Javier Lázaro Tapia
PhD with Dina Dechmann, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
PhD with Axel Meyer, Zoology and Evolutionary Biology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

Effect of noise on vocal behaviour, physiological systems and reproductive success on birds

PhD defense by Adriana M. Dorado-Correa
PhD with Henrik Brumm, Research Group Communication and Social Behaviour, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Using high resolution multi-photon imaging to study olfactory coding in insects

PhD defense by Georg Raiser
PhD with Giovanni Galizia, Neurobiology, University of Konstanz [more]

Shifts in invasion potential of alien ornamental plants under climate change

PhD defense by Emily Haeuser
PhD with Mark van Kleunen, Ecology lab, University of Konstanz [more]
PhD with Axel Meyer, Zoology and Evolutionary Biology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

The first steps of plant mating system evolution

PhD defense by Samuel Carleial Fernandes
PhD with Mark van Kleunen, Ecology lab, University of Konstanz [more]
PhD with Kamran Safi, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]

Molecular bases of morphological diversity in cichlid fishes

PhD defense by Ralf Schneider
PhD with Axel Meyer, Zoology and Evolutionary Biology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

Behavioural rhythms and parental cooperation in biparentally incubating shorebirds

PhD defense by Martin Bulla
PhD with Bart Kempenaers, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Studying individual vocal communication in group-living songbirds

PhD defense by Lisa Gill
PhD with Wolfgang Goymann, Department of Behavioural Neurobiology, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
PhD with Mark van Kleunen, Ecology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

A hitchhikerꞌs guide to waterbird migration

PhD defense by Mariëlle van Toor
PhD with Kamran Safi, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]

On the ecology and evolution of partial migration: a field study on migrants and residents European blackbirds

PhD defense by Daniel Zúñiga Sepúlveda
PhD with Jesko Partecke, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
PhD with Andries ter Maat, Department of Behavioural Neurobiology, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

The influence of host social system on hostparasite evolutionary dynamics

PhD defense by Jaap van Schaik
PhD with Gerald Kerth, University of Greifswald + Bart Kempenaers, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
PhD with Niels Dingemanse, Research Group Evolutionary Ecology of Variation, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Neuronal stimulus representations in Drosophila learning paradigms

PhD defense by Kristina Dylla
PhD with Paul Szyszka, Neurobiology, University of Konstanz [more]

Quantifying the ecological impact of the straw-coloured fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) in West Africa

PhD defense by Michael Abedi-Lartey
PhD with Dina Dechmann, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
PhD with Manfred Gahr, Department of Behavioural Neurobiology, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
PhD with Simone Pika, Humboldt Research Group „Evolution of communication“, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
PhD with Niels Dingemanse, Research Group Evolutionary Ecology of Variation, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Effects of light pollution on the timing of singing in songbirds

PhD defense by Arnaud Da Silva
PhD with Bart Kempenaers, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Causes and consequences of sociality in a neotropical bat

PhD defense by Yann Gager
PhD with Dina Dechmann, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]

Modelling phytoplankton, passengers and drivers of lake ecosystems

PhD defense by Marieke Frassl
PhD with Karl-Otto Rothhaupt, Limnology , University of Konstanz [more]

Genome-wide Patterns of Adaptation and Speciation and Demographic Histories of Young Radiations of Cichlids

PhD defense by Andreas Kautt
PhD with Axel Meyer, Zoology and Evolutionary Biology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

Neuronal correlates of temperature guided behavior in ants

PhD defense by Manuel Nagel
PhD with Christoph Kleineidam, Neuroethology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

Reproductive characteristics as drivers of alien plant naturalization and invasion

PhD defense by Mialy Razanajatovo
PhD with Mark van Kleunen, Ecology lab, University of Konstanz [more]
PhD with Wolfgang Forstmeier, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Bats and ambient noise : From chatty neighbours to disturbing humans

PhD defense by Jinhong Luo
PhD with Lutz Wiegrebe, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich + Holger Goerlitz, Acoustic and Functional Ecology lab, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
PhD with Tigga Kingston, Texas Tech University + Martin Wikelski, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
PhD with Jakob Müller, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
PhD with Jakob Müller, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

The Contributions of Seasonality, Song and Hormonal Regulation to the Evolution of Songbirds

PhD defense by Kim Mortega
PhD with Barbara Helm, University of Glasgow + Michaela Hau, Research Group Evolutionary physiology, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Lakes as food sources for bats: evidence from stable isotopes and acoustic monitoring

PhD defense by Ioanna Salvarina
PhD with Karl-Otto Rothhaupt, Limnology, University of Konstanz [more]
PhD with Wolfgang Goymann, Department of Behavioural Neurobiology, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
PhD with Wolfgang Forstmeier, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Circadian biology of songbirds : endogenous and environmental components

PhD defense by Marina Lehmann
PhD with Barbara Helm, University of Glasgow + Martin Wikelski, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology / University of Konstanz [more]
PhD with Bart Kempenaers, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]

Analysing animal movement in the environment

PhD defense by Bart Kranstauber
PhD with Kamran Safi, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
PhD with Daniel Dietrich, Ecotoxicology, University of Konstanz [more]
PhD with Christoph Kleineidam, Neuroethology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

Cues of mosquito host finding and oviposition site selection

PhD defense by Ali Afify
PhD with Giovanni Galizia, Neurobiology, University of Konstanz [more]

Learn and Let Learn : Comparative Cognition and Social Learning in Bats

PhD defense by Theresa Clarin
PhD with Lutz Wiegrebe, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich + Holger Goerlitz, Acoustic and Functional Ecology lab, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
PhD with Martin Wikelski, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
PhD with Jesko Partecke, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
PhD with Martin Wikelski, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
PhD with Niels Dingemanse, Research Group Evolutionary Ecology of Variation, and Bart Kempenaers, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen [more]
PhD with Axel Meyer, Zoology and Evolutionary Biology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

At-sea movement and migration of the nocturnal swallow-tailed gull (Creagrus furcatus)

PhD defense by Sebastian Cruz
PhD with Martin Wikelski, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]

Ecology and Neurophysiology of Sleep in Wild Sloths

PhD defense by Bryson Voirin
PhD with Niels Rattenborg, Research Group Avian Sleep, and Martin Wikelski, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology [more]
PhD with Jesko Partecke, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]

Characterization of cryptic components of the ancestral vertebrate genome

PhD defense by Nathalie Feiner
PhD with Axel Meyer, Zoology and Evolutionary Biology lab, University of Konstanz [more]

Partial migration in European blackbirds : a study on alternative phenotypes

PhD defense by Adam Fudickar
PhD with Jesko Partecke, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell [more]
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