Overview PhD projects 2019

This was the list of our 2019 PhD projects.  Application deadline was Jan 15! New projects will be announced again Mid-November.
Keywords Organismal Biology, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, neurobiology
Supervisor: IMPRS faculty member, to be contacted with an own research proposal
more
Keywords olfactory coding, honeybees, calcium imaging, large data analysis, animal behaviour Main advisor Giovanni Galizia, University of Konstanz more
Keywords olfactory coding, honeybees, calcium imaging, large data analysis, animal behaviour Main advisor Giovanni Galizia, University of Konstanz more
Keywords Sexual development, chicken brain, transgenic, social behaviour, telemetric Main advisor Manfred Gahr, MPIO more
Keywords coral reef fish, social behaviour, ecological engineering, physical structure, SCUBA, machine-learning, animal tracking, social network analysis
Main supervisor Alex Jordan, MPI for Ornithology
more
Keywords cichlid fishes, social behaviour, socio-cognitive skills, SCUBA, machine-learning, animal tracking, social network analysis, Lake Tanganyika Main supervisor Alex Jordan, MPI for Ornithology more
Keywords: animal social networks, collective behaviour, group-living, indirect effects, social evolution, social resilience, stress physiology
Applicants are invited to contact Dr. Damien Farine to discuss the project ideas and research topic. more
Keywords: migration, animal tracking, GPS, foraging, energetic expenditure, sensory networks Advisors: Teague O'Mara, Dina Dechmann and Martin Wikelski, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell more
Keywords white storks, collective migration, animal tracking, group coordination, flight energetics Main supervisor Andrea Flack, MPI for Ornithology more
Keywords self-organization, swarm, school, behavior, information, automated tracking, machine learning, virtual reality, inverse methodologies. Main adviser Iain Couzin, MPI for Ornithology + University of Konstanz more
Keywords self-organization, swarm, schooling, behavior, information, fish, locusts, birds, tracking, computer vision, virtual reality, self-organization, decision-making, individual differences, evolution Main adviser Iain Couzin, MPI for Ornithology + University of Konstanz more
Keywords: Locust swarm, virtual reality, collective behaviour, sensory coding, active sensing, olfaction, decision making
Main advisors:
Giovanni Galizia, University of Konstanz
Einat Couzin-Fuchs, University of Konstanz
Iain Couzin, University of Konstanz + MPI for Ornithology more

Social learning and cultural inheritance in birds, Parus major

Keywords: collective behaviour, social learning, animal culture, birds, cognitive ecology
Main advisor: Lucy Aplin, MPI for Ornithology

Interested in one of these PhD projects? Apply here!

The Max Planck Society and the University of Konstanz are equal opportunity employers and are committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in their workforce and therefore we encourage applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, we seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Go to Editor View