We are looking for a highly motivated student who would like to do his Master/Diploma thesis in the Behavioural Ecology department at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. The student will be part of the Great tit personality group of Dr. Niels Dingemanse (more info see: http://www.orn.mpg.de/ mitarbeiter/dingemanse.html
The project may focus on investigating the link between personality and chick provisioning behaviour in great tits. Data collection will mainly consist of analyzing provisioning videos that will be collected in May-June 2011. In addition, prospective students are asked to participate in winter fieldwork and acquire experience in handling birds and screening great tits for personality. The project may start from August 2011 onwards and should last for at least 6 months.
For further information and applications please contact Ariane Mutzel firstname.lastname@example.org (PhD student)
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Behavioural Ecology& Evolutionary Genetics
phone +49 (0)8157 932 324
fax +49 (0)8157 932 400