I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Germany). The research station is in Loro Parque, Tenerife, Spain. I am also affiliated with the University of Exeter (UK) and Hokkaido University (Japan).
The theme of my research broadly lies in behavioural flexibility, including processes that involve learning and cognition. A narrower research scope is understanding the evolution of cognition. My work is pretty interdisciplinary (incorporating behavioural ecology and evolution perspectives), though mostly is in animal behaviour and cognition. 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 #Parrots