Dr. Danai Papageorgiou

IMPRS Alumni
Department of Collective Behavior

Main Focus

Danai earned her PhD at MPIAB while focusing on her main interest which is social structure and collective behaviour in animals. In particular she studied leadership and collective decision-making in wild vulturine guineafowls, which form remarkably cohesive groups. Interflock interactions, dominance and collective movement attracted Danai’s attention. She is also fascinated by field work and non-invasive experiments combined with the application of novel technology to track and analyse animal behaviour and she now uses such approaches for her postdoctoral studies.

Curriculum Vitae

    04/2023- 03/2025 Marie Curie Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK

    09/2022- 03/2023 Fellow of the College for Life Sciences, Berlin Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin),     Germany

    07/2022-03/2025 Guest Researcher, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

     07/2021-06/2022 Postdoc in the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland also affiliated at MPIAB

     06/2021-04/2023 Guest researcher Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour, Germany

     10/2016-06/2021 PhD in the Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology & University of Konstanz, Germany

     09/2014–04/2016 Master of Science in Applied Ecology- Conservation of Ecosystems and Biological Resources, Department of Biology, University of Patras, Greece 

      09/2010–09/2014 Ptychion in Biology (4-year undergraduate degree) Department of Biology, University of Patras, Greece


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