A magazine for early-career social learning researchers
Author: Sonja Wild
Sonja Wild is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, employed by the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour (University of Konstanz - Germany). Her main research interests lie in the mechanisms underlying the spread of behaviour in wild animal populations and how animals respond behaviourally to changes in the (social and physical) environment. For her MSc and PhD, she has investigated the spread of two remarkable foraging strategies in dolphins using social network analysis. In her current project, she is studying how changes in the social environment can trigger switches from established to alternative behaviour using great tits as a model system. Learn more about her work here (https://sites.google.com/view/sonjawild).