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Research Biography

Prof. Sonia Kleindorfer is an organismal systems biologist with a research focus on how animal behaviour shapes evolutionary dynamics in birds and parasites. She did her university study at University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor: Biological Basis of Behaviour), University of Vienna (PhD: Zoology) and University of Washington School of Medicine (Postdoc).

Research Interests

My interdisciplinary research addresses the role of prenatal experience for phenotypic variation, which I study in birds. The research program spans the fields of animal behaviour, evolutionary biology, ontogeny, cognitive biology, and neurobiology. I explore fundamental principles of biological organisation to discover mechanisms of information processing established during ontogeny and functional outcomes of in-nest experience that affect survival.

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Animal Behaviour (15)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Animal Behavioural and Molecular Ecology (2)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Zoology , University of Vienna

15 Apr 19916 Nov 1995

Award Date: 6 Nov 1995

Bachelor of Arts, Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania

5 Sept 198430 May 1988

Award Date: 30 May 1988


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Research Areas

  • Ecology and conservation
  • Environmental health

Supervisory Interests

  • Animal behaviour
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Molecular ecology


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