Nicolle Demandt

PhD Student

© Nicolle Demandt

Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity
Animal Evolutionary Ecology
Hüfferstr. 1
D-48149 Münster
nicolle.d1988@gmail.com

Nationality: Dutch

Education

  • Since 2016:
    PhD studies in the Animal Evolutionary Ecology Group, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Germany
  • 2011 - 2014:
    Master of Science in Marine Biology (M.Sc.), University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Graduation project: "The influence of visual environments on mate choice in cichlids: Effects of light conditions during development and mate choice", supervised by Dr. Martine Maan
    1st project: "Turning behaviour of juvenile fish in free-swimming schools", supervised by Prof. Dr. Eize Stamhuis
  • 2008 - 2011:
    Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology (B.Sc.), University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Graduation project: "Speciation in the F. distichus complex, an important foundation species of Northern Hemisphere intertidal shores"

Work experience

  • 2015 - 2016:
    Guest employee (Researcher), Research Group of Dr. Martine Maan, GELIFES - Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 2015:
    (Fish) Caretaker, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Supervisors

  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Kurtz, Animal Evolutionary Ecology Group, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster
  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Sachser, Department of Behavioural Biology, Institute of Neuro- and Behavioural Biology, University of Münster
  • Dr. Jörn Scharsack, Animal Evolutionary Ecology Group, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster

Research interests

  • Behavioural Ecology/ Animal Behaviour
  • The Evolution of Personalities
  • The influence of personalities on Group behaviour
  • Social niche specialization

PhD project description

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