Dr. Ariane Mutzel

IMPRS Alumni
Kentucky, USA

Main Focus

Evolutionary Biology, Endocrinology, Ecology

PhD thesis

The Role of Parental Care in Shaping Personality-Related Variation in Reproductive Success in Free-living Passerines, with Niels Dingemanse, Research Group Evolutionary Ecology of Variation, and Bart Kempenaers, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen

Curriculum Vitae

  • since Jan. 2014: Post-Doc at the University of Kentucky with Dave Westneat
  • Jan. 09 - Dec. 13: Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, PhD student: Physiological and behavioural mechanisms underpinning personality-related fitness consequences
  • Nov. 07 – Dec. 2008: Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Research Assistant
  • Jan. – Sep. 2007: Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Diploma thesis: Individual variation in exploratory behaviour by house sparrows: Is there a hormonal basis to personality differences?
  • 2002 – 2007: Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. Studies in Biology with focus on Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • 2005 – 2006: Lund University, Lund, Sweden, Studies at the Department of Ecology
  • 2001 – 2002: Association AVRIL, Coutances, France (Organisation for the protection of natural habitats), European Voluntary Service

Awards & Scholarships
2010 Admission to the International Max Planck Research School for Organismal Biology
2008 EES Young Researcher Prize of the LMU Munich
2005 Erasmus Scholarship for a one year study visit at Lund University
2001 Karl-von-Frisch-Prize of the German Biological Society
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