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 the effects of sleep on vocal performance of common mynas (Acridotheres tristis) and Australian magpies (Cracticus tibicen), supervised by Dr Kristal Cain and Dr Margaret Stanley.
I have an MSc in Animal Ecology from Lund University (Sweden). My Master thesis focused on mirror-mediated spatial location in great tits (Parus major). 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 the University of Caxias do Sul (Brazil), and in my Bachelor's thesis, I analyzed how human presence impacts the behaviour of Southern lapwings (Vanellus chilensis). During my bachelor's, I was awarded a scholarship from the Brazilian federal government to study two semesters at Thompson Rivers University (Canada). There, I also participated in research investigating the effects of parental care and quality of offspring plumage colouration in mountain bluebirds (Sialia currucoides) under the supervision of Dr. Matt Reudink.
Teaching | Current
Biology of Terrestrial Animals - BIOSCI 338 - Teaching Assistant
Animal Behaviour - BIOSCI 337 - Teaching Assistant
Animal Form and Function - BIOSCI 207 - Teaching Assistant
- ASSAB Student Research Grant, 2020
- 3rd Place - Postgraduate Research Poster Competition UoA, 2019
- University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (UoADS), 2019-2022
- Science without Borders Scholarship, 2012-2013
Outreach officer - Australasian Society of the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB) - 07/2019 - present
Blood coordinator - Dunbar, Sheppard and Angel Labs - 06/2019 – present