Filipe Cunha

Filipe Cunha

PhD student

Tel.:  +41 44 635 54 34

Fax.:  +41 44 635 68 04



Research interests

I am an evolutionary biologist with a research focus on the evolution of anti-predatory behavior and its consequences. My research uses field experimental approaches in birds and primates to understand the role of sexual selection on the evolution of anti-predatory behaviors. My projects aim to understand the influence of sex-specific audience effects on mobbing behavior, and to explore the role of anti-predatory behavior as a sexually selected form of cooperation.

Furthermore, I have a deep interest in the evolution of animal communication. Currently, I am conducting a project that aims to understand deception and mechanisms to avoid deception in a social bird species (Siberian jay).

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