About Me



I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Germany).  I am also affiliated with the University of Exeter (UK) and Hokkaido University (Japan).


My passion in research is to understand the evolution of cognition. I have a broad research interest in animal behaviour and cognition, ecology and evolution. I am lucky to have grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis, and red squirrels, S. vulgaris, to address most of my research questions. During the work at Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, I will work with various species of parrots. A growing research interest is to develop a way to examine how problem-solving ability brings advantages to squirrels in different ecological aspects.

#Animal Behaviour, Learning and Cognition #Problem Solving #Comparative Cognition #Behavioural Ecology #Evolution of Cognition #Squirrels