PHD Students


Paula Ibanez de Aldecoa

Mechanisms, components and promoters of innovation in animals and humans

Supervisor: Sabine Tebbich

Arno Cimadom

Living at the edge: The impact of an introduced parasite and habitat change on the breeding success of Darwin's finches.

Supervisor: Sabine Tebbich

Filipa Cunha Saraiva

Inducing cooperative breeding and polygyny: ecological constraints and flexibility of fish breeding systems

Supervisors: Richard Wagner & Eva Millesi

Johannes Jäschke

Economics of hierarchies: the impact of social rank on behavior and physiology in social dilemma situations

Supervisor: Bernard Wallner

Hillary Jean-Joseph

How dogs and wolves see their worlds: differences in autonomic nervous system modulation

Supervisor: Kurt Kotrschal

Isabelle Maiditsch

Ecological constraints and sound communication in fishes; the croaking gourami (Trichopsis vittata)

Supervisors: Friedrich Ladich & Eva Millesi

Verena Pühringer-Sturmayr

Between habitat quality and site fidelity: How the Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita), a critically endangered bird species, chooses its foraging areas

Supervisors: Kurt Kotrschal & Didone Frigerio

Camilo Rodríguez

Life history trade-offs in Allobates femoralis: behavioural flexibility and endocrine mechanisms

Supervisors: Walter HödlVirginie Canoine

Kate Schein

The effect of social grouping on gorilla behavior and physiology in zoological settings

Supervisor: Bernard Wallner

Martina Stocker

A hormonal perspective on cooperative behaviour: A comparative approach

Supervisors: Thomas Bugnyar, Jorg Massen & Virginie Canoine