Prácticas de grado o máster con aves en Hungría, con posibilidad de campo en Madagascar ~

20 de septiembre de 2020

Prácticas de grado o máster con aves en Hungría, con posibilidad de campo en Madagascar

 I am looking for up to 2 internship students, at either the BSc or MSc

level, to work with me on my project on mating systems biology and ecology
in Plovers in Madagascar. Since 2002, the breeding systems of three species
(Madagascan Plover, White-fronted Plover, Kittlitz’s Plover) have been
studied intensively across Madagascar.

The positions will span a period of up to 6 months, with some flexibility
in the time period. Ideally, the students will be based in Debrecen,
however, given current global circumstances, I am also happy to consider
working remotely. If students do come to Hungary, the project will cover
some of their living costs. For highly motivated students and/or those with
the appropriate experience, I am willing to consider the possibility of
extending their projects and covering the costs for them to visit and work
at our field site in SW Madagascar in spring 2021. This project is in
collaboration with Tamás Székely (University of Bath; University of
Debrecen) and Sama Zefania (University of Toliara).

I would particularly welcome students who have their own ideas and
questions that they would like to explore and develop using the Plover
system. Potential topics include habitat choice, mating system evolution,
nesting success, incubation behaviours and dispersal. This is an excellent
opportunity for students to learn how to manage and drive an independent

Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary and has a lively university
community. The University of Debrecen was established in 1538, and it is
one of the prestigious universities in Central Europe. The university has
over 4000 students – many are from abroad. The Dept. of Evolutionary
Zoology and Human Biology is one of the leading departments in natural
sciences. Debrecen Airport has connections with some of the main European
airports. Debrecen is located close to Hortobagy National Park, a
UNESCO-recognised protected area and an excellent location for wildlife.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Email: wjonesdebrecen”at”
Twitter: @jacanajones
Video of the Madagascar field site:

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