Juliane Gaviraghi Mussoi
MSc Animal Ecology from Lund University (Sweden); BSc Biological Sciences from University of Caxias do Sul (Brazil)
I am a PhD candidate studying cognition, complex vocalizations and sexual selection of tomtit/miromiro (Petroica macrocephala). I aim to investigate if cognitive abilities are associated with complex song repertoire and reproductive success in this species.
I have a MSc in Animal Ecology from Lund University (Sweden). My Master thesis focused on mirror-mediated spatial location in great tits (Parus major). Since this species didn't pass at the mirror self-recognition test, I investigated whether they understood the concept of mirrors. During my masters, I also studied cognition and problem-solving in great tits under the supervision of Dr. Anders Brodin.
After my MSc I did a 3 month internship in the Vision Group at Lund University, supervised by Dr. Almut Kelber, investigating parrot vision by testing detection of moving dots in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).
I have a BSc in Biological Sciences from University of Caxias do Sul (Brazil), and in my Bachelor's thesis I analyzed how human presence impact the behaviour of Southern Lapwings (Vanellus chilensis). During my bachelors I was awarded a scholarship from the Brazilian federal government to study two semesters at Thompson Rivers University (Canada). There, I also participated in a research investigating the effects of parental care and quality of offspring plumage coloration in mountain bluebirds (Sialia currucoides) under the supervision of Dr. Matt Reudink.
- University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (UoADS), 2019-2022
- Science without Borders Scholarship, 2012-2013