MSc project in behavioural biology and migratory bird physiology

We are looking for a motivated Master/Diploma student who would like to gain experience and knowledge on migratory physiology and behavioural biology. The student will be based in the Fusani’s lab a highly vibrant and constantly expanding research environment.

The student’s work will be part of a FWF-funded project on the role of environmental stress in the expression of migratory behaviour using the Common quail as our study species. The work will be performed from July 2020 until November 2020 at the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology. The working language is English. Previous experience with birds is very welcome but not necessary.

The student will have the opportunity to be involved in all the experimental phases, will be thought how to perform animal experiments in laboratory conditions, to take morphological and physiological measurements, as well as laboratory sample processing procedures. The student will also have the opportunity to learn the use of various methods to monitor time-budget behaviours (e.g. accelerometers). The student will be part of  our large research group with the opportunity to expand knowledge on different topics from animal behaviour and cognitive sciences, animal physiology, bird migration, molecular biology and genomics.

Get in touch for further information on the project. Dr Valeria Marasco, email: valeria.marasco@vetmeduni.ac.at (Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology).

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