Dear all,

we are looking for one or two PhD students to join the Department of 
Behavioural Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 

Students will be supervised by Prof. Tomasz Osiejuk and will closely 
collaborate with a postdoc Dr. Pavel Linhart on his project „Evolution of 
identity signalling in vocalizations“.

Background: Recognition of individuals and association of individuals with 
particular experiences is a key aspect of different social behaviours. 
Vocalizations of many animal species are individually distinct and allow for 
individual recognition. However, in most of the cases, it is not well known 
whether this individual variation is consequence of individual variation or 
evolved to signal identity. The project will investigate different aspects of 
how individual identity is signalled through vocalizations ranging from 
theoretical investigations of how identity information can be measured to 
important basic questions like what life-history factors lead to evolution of 
true identity signals and to potential application of this knowledge on 
identity signalling for acoustic monitoring of individuals.

The application deadline is October 31, 2016. The position will be available 
from the January 2017. See the attachment for the detail information about the 
project and how to apply.

Please share this information with anyone who may be interested. Any questions 
regarding the positions should be directed to Pavel Linhart 
( and Tomasz Osiejuk (

RNDr. Pavel Linhart, PhD
tel.: +420 775 394 684

Výzkumný ústav živočišné výroby, v.v.i
Oddělení etologie
Přátelství 815
104 00 Praha Uhříněves

Institute of Animal Science
Ethology Department
Pratelstvi 815
104 00 Praha Uhrineves
Czech Republic

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