PhD Candidates

Jessie Adriaense

Project title: " An interdisciplinary investigation of the ultimate and proximate causes of empathy"

Veronika Beeck

DK "Cognition and Communication 2"

Mammal Communication Lab

Project title: "Functions and mechanisms of vocal flexibility"

Magdalena Boch

DK "Cognition & Communication 2"

Sarah Deventer

DK "Cognition and Communication"

Mario Gallego-Abenza

Project: FWF P29705-B29 "Social Dynamics und Cognition in wild Ravens"

Paula Ibáñez de Aldecoa

DK "Cognition & Communication 2"



Kim Kortekaas

DK Cognition & Communication

Project: "Social physiology of wolves and dogs during a simulated hunt."

Raffaela Lesch

Project: “Tame Voices: The Impact of Human Selection on the Vocalization and Larynx of Domesticated Animals”

Theresa Matzinger

Project title: “The role of prosody in language evolution and change“

Supervisors: Prof. Tecumseh Fitch & Prof. Nikolaus Ritt

Clémentine Mitoyen

Project: “Decoding the value of courtship signals by integrated audio-visual analysis”



Daniel C. McBride Mann

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

Research Fellow


Supervisor: Dr. Marisa Hoeschele

PI: Prof. W. Tecumseh Fitch

Alex Munteanu

DK "Cognition and Communication"

Project: "The emotional basis of raven social relations"

Camilo Rodríguez

DK "Cognition & Communication 2"

Vedrana Slipogor

Marmoset Lab Manager

Uni:docs Fellowship (2014), project: “INDIVIDUUM: Integrative Approach to the Study of Individual Differences in Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)”
Ernst Mach Grant Worldwide (2013), project: “Proximate Mechanisms of Personality Traits in Common Marmosets“

Martina Stocker

Project: “A hormonal perspective on cooperative behaviour: A comparative approach" within FWF project P26806: “The evolution of pro-social concern”

Katharina Wenig

DS "Cognition & Communication 2"