Dr. Danai Papageorgiou

IMPRS Alumni
Department of Collective Behavior

Main Focus

Danai earned her PhD at MPIAB while focusing on her main interest which is social structure and collective behaviour in animals. In particular she studied leadership and collective decision-making in wild vulturine guineafowls, which form remarkably cohesive groups and now she continues her studies on this species as a postdoctoral researcher. Interflock interactions, dominance and collective movement attracted Danai’s attention. She is also fascinated by field work and non-invasive experiments combined with the application of novel technology to track and analyse animal behaviour.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 07/2021-present: Postdoc in the  Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
    University of Zurich, Switzerland also affiliated at MPIAB

  • 10/2016-06/2021: PhD in the Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology & University of Konstanz, Germany

  • 09/2014–4/2016 Master of Science in Applied Ecology- Conservation of Ecosystems and Biological Resources, Department of Biology, University of Patras, Greece

  • 09/2010–09/2014 Ptychion in Biology (4-year undergraduate degree) Department of Biology, University of Patras, Greece

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