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Do Ravens Modify Their Signals According to Their Audience's Comprehension?
We are looking for a motivated student for a master project at the
Humboldt Research Group "Comparative Gestural Signalling" at the Max
Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
When people are not fully understood, they persist with attempts to
communicate, in order to better convey their meaning. We want to
investigate whether captive ravens (Corvus corax) would use analogous
communicative strategies in signaling, and whether they could distinguish
different degrees of misunderstanding.
Terms of appointment and qualifications:
-      The project should start in March 2015 and will last for 4-5 months
-      Experience in behavioural biology would be beneficial
-      Because of the rather remote location of our institute, a private
       car would be recommended
We seek a highly motivated person with organizational skills, able and
willing to work independently. You will learn to interact with eight
hand-raised ravens, to set up the observation schedule, film the behaviour
and experiments, design and develop a coding scheme and analyze the
behavioural interactions.
We offer the opportunity to work at one of the leading institutes for bird
research in Germany and Europe and to learn methods in comparative
research and behavioural biology.
Applications should include a CV, a letter of motivation and contact
details of one referee.
Application deadline: 31.12.2014
For further information please contact:
Miriam Sima (Primary contact)

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Group Leader:
Dr. Simone Pika

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