¨ Ethology - Behavioral Biology Ph.D. Program
ˇ Prior studies and degrees needed
For a successful participation in this program, M.Sc. (in biology or zoology) M.D., D.V. or D.D. degrees are accepted on the condition that the curriculum of the undergraduate and graduate programs of the applicant included zoology, ecology, behavioral biology or neurobiology as major subjects.
ˇ Features of the program
§ Objectives This programs offers training in the science of behavioral biology with strong emphasis of ethological oriented studies. Students will acquire the ethological approach to the study of behavior based on the parallel understanding of function, mechanism, development and evolution.
§ Curriculum The curriculum is assembled so that students receive an advanced training in ethology and related fields (including behavior ecology and cognitive sciences) generally summarized under the heading of behavioral biology. The program provides both seminars and field practicals as well as one-time courses. Seminars cover fields including neural and genetic aspects of behavior, behavioral ecology, human ethology. Students are required to become adept in designing experiments and statistical analysis of the data collected.
available projects Students in the Ethology-Behavioural
Biology PhD Program are recommended to participate in the work of research
groups at the
■ Factors affecting breeding success of European ground squirrels,
■ Cooperation as an over-wintering tool in mond-building mice,
■ Poisonous plants and rabbits: manifold realtionships,
■ Ethological approach to dog-human interactions,
■ Social cognition and social learning in dogs,
■ Dog-human vocal interaction,
■ Genetics of social behavior in dogs.
ˇ Program head:
Ádám Miklósi, Ph.D. associate professor
ˇ Program coordinator to be contacted:
Ph.D. associate professor