I did my PhD Thesis at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, working on the characterization and identification of the navigational process in homing Pigeons. During that time I also worked part time as Research Fellow and was mainly responsible for the development of new methods for analysis of tracking data and the co-ordination and execution of experiments with pigeons. In 2011 I moved to Australia where I now work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Queensland Brain institute, researching visual guidance in birds.
Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Queensland
University of Frankfurt, PhD
Minding the gap: in-flight body awareness in birds, Frontiers in Zoology 11(64)
Following the sun: a mathematical analysis of the tracks of clock-shifted homing pigeons, Journal of Experimental Biology 217:2643-2649.
Behavioural lateralization in budgerigars varies with the task and the individual, PLoS ONE 8(12): e82670.
Homing flights of pigeons in the Frankfurt region: the effect of distance and local experience., Animal Behaviour 86:291-307.
Development of the Navigational System in Homing Pigeons: Increase in Complexity of the Navigational Map., Journal of Experimental Biology 216:2675-2681.
Mathematical analysis of the navigational process in homing pigeons., Journal of Theoretical Biology 291:42-46.