Behavioral dynamics across taxa

Communication & Collective Movement Research Group

What’s the project about?
Animal behavior can be described as a sequence of behavioral states, for example foraging, running, resting, and walking. Very recently, we discovered certain remarkably similar patterns in the behavioral sequences of our three study species. We are now curious how widespread these patterns are across the tree of life. For this project, the student will learn the Python programming language, and use published data from animal-mounted sensors to quantify metrics to characterize behavior in various species.

Who can apply?
The project is open to BSc students at the University of Konstanz

What skills will I gain?

Python is one of the most widely used programming languages in research as well as industry professions. The student will develop skills in data analysis using Python, alongside learning about animal behavior.

Who should I contact?
Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin, Group Leader of the Communication and Collective Movement Group

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