We are looking for one or two PhD students to join the Department of Behavioural Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.
Students will be supervised by Prof. Tomasz Osiejuk and will closely collaborate with a postdoc Dr. Pavel Linhart on his project „Evolution of identity signalling in vocalizations“.
Background: Recognition of individuals and association of individuals with particular experiences is a key aspect of different social behaviours. Vocalizations of many animal species are individually distinct and allow for individual recognition. However, in most of the cases, it is not well known whether this individual variation is consequence of individual variation or evolved to signal identity. The project will investigate different aspects of how individual identity is signalled through vocalizations ranging from theoretical investigations of how identity information can be measured to important basic questions like what life-history factors lead to evolution of true identity signals and to potential application of this knowledge on identity signalling for acoustic monitoring of individuals.
The application deadline is October 31, 2016. The position will be available from the January 2017. See the attachment for the detail information about the project and how to apply.
Please share this information with anyone who may be interested. Any questions regarding the positions should be directed to Pavel Linhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Tomasz Osiejuk (email@example.com).