Master Candidates


Cornelia Habl

"The influence of play behaviour on functional tool selection in Goffin's cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana)"

Supervisors: Thomas Bugnyar, Alice Auersperg


Daniel C. McBride Mann

Ernst Mach Grant (Worldwide) 2016-2017, Project: “The Sonority Sequencing Principle and Budgerigars”

Research Fellow

Email: danmann23@gmail.com

Supervisor: Dr. Marisa Hoeschele

PI: Prof. W. Tecumseh Fitch


Alina Gaugg

"Vocal communication in pinnipeds"

Supervisor: Tecumseh Fitch


Isabella Beinhauer

"Prospective but not retrospective tool selection in Goffin’s cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana)"

Supervisor: Thomas Bugnyar, Alice Auersperg


Johannes Gschwandegger

"Emotional contagion in common marmosets"

Supervisors: Thomas Bugnyar und Sonja Koski


Christina Graf

"Does personality predict training success in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)?"

Supervisors: Vedrana Slipogor, Thomas Bugnyar


Selin Ersoy

"Parent-offspring interaction in Common Ravens"

Supervisor: Thomas Bugnyar


Niklas Hungerländer

"Prosociality in children"

Supervisors: Dr. Jorg Massen, Dr. Lisa Horn, Prof. Thomas Bugnyar


Lisa Bauer

"Socio-cognition in azure-winged magpies"

Supervisor: Dr. Jorg Massen


Benjamin Spurny

"Socio-cognition in ravens"

Supervisor: Dr. Jorg Massen


Kenji Haas

"Partner choice in raven cooperation"

Supervisors: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar, Dr. Jorg Massen


Carina Filipp

"Innovation in wild song birds"

Supervisors: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar, Dr. Christine Schwab


Natalie Oswald

"Object play in parrots"

Supervisors: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar, Dr. Alice Auersperg


Pauliina Järvinen

"Personality patterns in wild ravens"

Supervisor: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar


Stefan Weber

"Inhibition control in keas"

Supervisors: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar, Dr. Mareike Stöwe


Theresa Matzinger

"Problem solving and tool-use in corvids"

Supervisors: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar, Dr. Alice Auersperg