Elisa Perinot, MSc

PhD Student

Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

I am interested in the proximate mechanisms that allow cooperation in the V-formation during migration flights in the Northen bald ibis (Geronticus eremita). The main goals of my PhD are: 1) to study reciprocation during migration flights by monitoring position switches and solving spatial relations among the birds of the flock; 2) to investigate the effect of social dynamics on formation flight and vice versa; and 3) to determine if increasing experience has an impact on formation flight and on cooperation.

Project: Costs and benefits of formation flight in birds.  
FWF Project P-30620, LIFE Northern Bald Ibibs LIFE+12-BIO_AT_000143


eperinot@waldrapp.eu ; elisa.perinot@vetmeduni.ac.at