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Tania Bosia

Tania Bosia, MSc.

Project: Ecology and behaviour of Neotropical bats (Carollia spp.): Niche differentiation, resource partitioning, vocal communication.

 

Research interests

 

My main interests in biology are animal behaviour and communication.
The goal of the actual project is to find out which kind of behavioural strategies are adopted from different bat species of the genus Carollia, which allow them to coexist in sympatry.

Tania Bosia, MSc.

Professional and scientific career

Since 10.2015
Doctoral student at the Institute of Zoology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany.
Research on ecology and behaviour of Neotropical bats. Supervisor: PD Dr. Sabine Schmidt.
Student assistant in the lecture “Functional morphology of animals” at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany.

4-9.2015
Scientific assistant at WSL Bellinzona, Switzerland.
Research project on the chestnut gall wasp (Dryocosmus kuriphilus) and its antagonist (Torymus sinensis).

 

4-7.2014
Internship at the University of Calgary, Canada.
Research project on Columbian ground squirrels (Spermophilus columbianus).

 

7-8.2011
Internship at the Cantonal Institute of Microbiology (ICM), Bellinzona, Switzerland.

7.2010
Internship at the “Fondazione Bolle di Magadino”, Piano di Magadino, Switzerland.
Research project on barn swallows (Hirundo rustica).

 

2008 - 2014
Study of Biology at the University of Basel, Switzerland: Bachelor in Science and Plant Biology and Master in Animal Biology.
Master Thesis:  “The function and morphological variety of anal fin egg-spots in haplochromine cichlid fishes of the African Great Lakes”.
Supervisors: Prof. Walter Salzburger, Dr. Bernd Egger and Dr. Anya Theis.

Awards & grants

07-08.2012

SCNAT (Swiss Academy of Science): Travel grant for the fieldwork at Lake Tanganyika, Zambia

Publications

I. Articles in peer reviewed journals

 

2015

 

Theis A, Bosia T, Roth T, Salzburger W & Egger B (2015): Egg-spot pattern and body size asymmetries influence male aggression in haplochromine cichlid fishes. Behavioral Ecology. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv104

 

 

II. Abstracts of national and international conferences

 

2013


Biology 13, Basel, Switzerland.
Presented poster: “The function of anal fin egg-spots in haplochromine cichlids”

 

2012

Cichlid Science, Leuven, Belgium.
Presented poster: “Diversity of egg-spots in haplochromine cichlids”

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