The aim of my PhD is to better understand the basic rules of group coordination in meerkats, especially their individual strategies and the factors influencig these. I am particularly interested in how meerkats use their spatial position and vocalizations to influence other individuals in the group.
During my freetime I’m also interested in territorys and home ranges, including group movement in general as well as in the history of epidemics (as cholera, plague or syphilis).
Education and Professional Positions
|2013 - 2017||Ph.D. thesis on "Group Coordination and Decision-Making during Foraging in Meerkats (Suricata suricatta)", Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich, Switzerland|
|2012 - 2013||Research Assistant in Evolutionary Genetics and Theoretical Biology Group|
|2012||Master of Science in Biology, Animal Behaviour, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland End of 2012: Research Assistant in Evolutionary Genetics and Theoretical Biology Group|
|2010||Bachelor of Science in Biology, Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, Germany|