Graduate Student Positions in Animal Behaviour (Spring 2016) - Wilson Lab
The Wilson lab at Memorial University of Newfoundland (www.cs.mun.ca/~dwilson) is recruiting a PhD student and two MSc students who are interested in studying communication and sexual selection in birds. Our lab uses aviary and field experiments to investigate how mate choice, intrasexual competition, and social dominance interact to shape reproductive success and secondary sexual characteristics in wild birds. Complementary research uses cutting-edge microphone array technology to detect and localize landbird species at risk. This passive monitoring technique allows us to identify and characterize critical habitat and microhabitat and to thus inform recovery strategies for species at risk. It also allows us to monitor vocal and spatial interactions that are important in sexual selection and behavioural ecology in these and other species.
For more information and how to apply, please click here.