Dr. Sonja Wild

Max Planck Research Group Aplin

Main Focus

As a behavioural ecologist, I am interested in the drivers that lead to behavioural diversity in wild animal populations with a particular focus on (social) learning processes and how these are shaped by the ecological environment that individuals experience. My research investigates how social network structure shapes the transmission of novel behaviour through populations, what learning strategies different subsets of individuals employ and how these change throughout an individual’s lifetime and in relation to the environment. 

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2019: Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour, University of Konstanz & Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Radolfzell, Germany
  • 2016 - 2019: PhD candidate, School of Biology, Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2014 - 2015: Research Assistant (part-time), Department of Anthropology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012 - 2014: Master of Science in Biology, Department of Anthropology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2008 - 2012: Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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