I am a postdoc based at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. My research examines the causes and consequences of variation in animal behaviour, with a particular emphasis on animal material technology; namely, tool use and nest construction.
Currently, I co-lead the Crow Cognition Group (CrowCoG)—a research group studying the socio-ecological, cognitive, and cultural underpinnings of tool-related and general foraging behaviour in New Caledonian crows.
In this, and my previous research, I design and carry out non-invasive behavioural experiments in both a field and aviary setting; and I apply computational methods such as Bayesian (EWA) dynamic learning models to estimate social and asocial influence on individual decision making. I am adamant about annotating and archiving open-access (my) reproducible code.