Stefan Leitner

Head of Animal Housing Seewiesen
Animal Housing Seewiesen
Behavioural Neurobiology
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Curriculum Vitae

since 2014: Head of Animal Care at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, now Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence

2011: "Professeur invité", Université Paris X

2010: Guest scientist at Deakin University, Geelong, Australia

since 2008: Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen

2008: Habilitation in Zoology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, title: Impact of environmental factors on the neuroendocrine control of reproductive behaviours in songbirds.

1999-2008: Post Doctoral Research Assistant at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK 1995-1999: PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Behavioural Physiology, Seewiesen: Seasonality of song behaviour, steroid hormones and neuroanatomy in free living island canaries (Serinus canaria).

1988-1994: Study of Biology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Diploma thesis: Comparison of the macro-invertebrate fauna in a torrent and a reservoir-outlet on natural and artificial substrata.

Professional Services

Associate Editor of the journal Behaviour

Council member of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) 2011-2013

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