Dr Kristina Beck

Research Interests

My main research aims are understanding how individual phenotypic differences and ecology affect social structure and it's consequences for various processes such as reproduction, movement decisions and information transmission. Recently, I have been interested in understanding how the spread of behaviour through natural bird populations is affected by social structure. More specifically, I aim to explore how 1) ecological processes that lead to variation in social structure and 2) individual differences in sociality influence the social transmission of behaviour. I study these questions using novel automated technologies that allow for experimental manipulations of wild populations and a range of analytical approaches.

Additional Affiliations

Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology