Kasja Malkoc

Doctoral Student

Main Focus

Phenotypic plasticity is known as the ability of a single genotype to produce several phenotypes, depending on environmental conditions. Behavioral ecologists have focused on among-individual differences in behavioral plasticity, but little is known about plasticity in physiological traits, such as circulating corticosterone concentrations and metabolic rates. Moreover, while it is clear that certain physiological traits mediate behavior, morphology and performance, we still need to uncover whether there is an actual integration among multiple plastic traits, within an individual.

Curriculum Vitae

2017-now: IMPRS Doctoral Student, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany, now Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence

2016: Erasmus + Traineeship at the University of Beja (specifically at the Iberian Linx Breeding Centre of Silves and at RIAS, the Centre for rescue and study of wildlife), Portugal;

2013-2016: Master degree in “Wildlife and environmental management”, University of Florence, Italy;

2009-2013: Bachelor degree in “Science and technologies of animal productions”, Department of Veterinary, University of Pisa, Italy

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