Evolutionary Ecology

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Maria Moiron

Maria Moiron

PhD Student


Room: B02.026
Phone: +49 89 2180 74 214

MPIO Seewiesen


Phone: +49 8157 932 442

Email: mmoiron@orn.mpg.de

Research Project

Evolution of animal personalities

From an adaptive perspective, the existence of animal personalities is still a mystery because a more flexible structure of behavior would provide a selective advantage. My project aims to understand why individuals within single populations often differ consistently in their behavioral tendencies across time and contexts. For that purpose, I will investigate the role of feedback loops in explaining how different personality types can stably coexist and persist.