PhD position on song learning in birds
- Disentangling early life experience and genetics in song learning
- Based at the Department of Zoology, Stockholm University
A 4-year PhD position, funded by the European Research Council, is available in the research group of David Wheatcroft (https://wheatcroftlab.com/). We utilize an inter-discplinary approach to disentangle the roles of early life experience and genetics in song learning in pied flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca), collared flycatchers (F. albicollis), and their hybrids. These approaches include long-term field monitoring, behavioral experiments in the field and laboratory (including operant conditioning), acoustic analysis, neuroscience, and genomics.
For more information, see the full description here: PhD announcement Stockholm Uni