James Klarevas-Irby

jklarevas(at)orn(dot)mpg(dot)de

Only half-decent photo of James KlarevasJames Klarevas-Irby earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Louisiana State University. After graduating, he spent two summers studying the breeding behaviors and nest-site selection of various bird species under researchers from the Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He then joined the Master’s program in Biology at the University of Konstanz, where he spent 2 years working on the zebra finch project in the Farine lab and completed his thesis on the consequences of ecological traps and irrational decision-making on population persistence in birds. His primary interests involve the use of remote biomonitoring technologies to assess the behaviours and habitat needs of social groups in birds, and he will continue working on this topic as a PhD student with Damien Farine and Prof. Martin Wikelski.