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Sophie von Merten

Sophie von Merten

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Researcher ID U-6470-2018
  • ORCID 0000-0001-6010-1127
  • Department: Faculty of Sciences, Animal Biology
  • Research Group: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(von Merten S)
  • Title: Solitary twittering of shrews - The missing link between vocal communication and echolocation in mammals? Supervisor: Maria da Luz Mathias & Lutz Wiegrebe Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/118053/2016 Start date: 2017-09-01 End date: 2020-08-31


Research interests

Behavioural ecology
Acoustic communication
Animal personality
Small mammals

Academic degrees

2011: PhD in Biology, University of Tübingen, Germany (24.05.2011)
2003: Diploma in Biology (corresponding to MSc), Department of Zoology, University of Munich, Germany

Scientific activities

2017 - present: Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal (postdoctoral fellow FCT: SFRH/BPD/118053/2016)
2016 - 2017: Department for Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany (postdoc)
2013 - 2016: Department for Systematic Zoology, Adam Mickewicz University, Poznań, Poland: (postdoctoral fellow Marie-Curie: PIEF-GA-2012-332331)
2011 - 2013: Department for Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany (postdoc)
2006 - 2011 Max Planck Research Group of PD Dr. Björn Siemers, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany (PhD student)

Others

European level C FELASA certification for animal experimentation and protocol design.

Publications

Projects

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Ricardo Silva (not a CESAM member)

Seminars and Conferences Organization

- Local Organizing and Scientific Comittee of the International Colloquium – Biology of the Soricidae IV in Poznań, Poland, 12.09. – 14.09.2016


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