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Dr. H.P. Kunc

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Dr. Hansjörg Kunc
Lecturer in Animal Behaviour

Masters in Biology (2000), University of Vienna, Austria;
PhD in Biology (2004), University of Bielefeld, Germany.

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Contact Information
Tel:  +44 (0)28 9097 2104 (Direct line)
Fax:  +44 (0)28 9097 5877
Email:  h.kunc@qub.ac.uk
Room:  Medical Biology Centre - 5.025.

Teaching

Contributing to courses on animal behaviour and ecology at all levels in undergraduate courses and MSc on Animal Welfare and Behaviour.

Research Interests

My research is in behavioural ecology and my main interest lies in the interface of animal communication and evolutionary biology.  I combine observations, sound recordings and experimental manipulations on birds and mammals to study animal communication from an evolutionary point of view.  My research integrates behavioural observations, detailed acoustic analysis, ecology and genetics (for analysing paternity) aiming to understand how the structure of acoustic signals and the messages they convey correlate with an individual's reproductive success and other aspects of its life history.  The following projects are ongoing:  More...

Supervision

Currently supervising three PhD students working on bird ecology and bird behaviour, two of them funded by the NIEA through Quercus.