Hanna Algora

Hanna Algora

MSc student
MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen
Research Group Küpper
+49 8157 932-414
Haus 5, 0.18, Seewiesen

Main Focus

I am interested in how evolution has shaped organisms, generating a high diversity of forms and behaviours. Currently, I am doing a Master's degree focusing on the topics of Evolution, Ecology and Systematics at the Ludwig-Maximillians-University, Munich. As part of my master thesis, I am investigating the evolution of aggressive behaviour in phylogenetically distant taxa. Using a comparative approach, I will examine signatures of selection that shaped genes related to aggressive behaviour. This will tell us whether recurrent selection at the protein sequence level affects the same genes in various taxa. My study focuses on organisms with discrete differences in behaviour, either occurring in natural populations, such as in the ruffs or white-throated sparrows; in artificial selection lines such as aggressive and non-aggressive chickens, fruit flies or silver foxes; and in domesticated/wild pairs of organisms, such as dog-wolf and pig-wild boar.

Curriculum Vitae

2016: Master's student in the program "Evolution, Ecology and Systematics", Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany Master Thesis topic: Comparative Genetics of Aggressive Behaviour

2012 - 2016: B.Sc in Biology specialized in Biodiversity and Conservation, Universitat de València, Spain

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