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MSc. Michaela Másílková

Research focus:

– Primatology
– Comparative psychology
– Animal personality

Contact:

e-mail: michaela.masilkova@gmail.com
tel.: +420 387 772 254
room: B 254

 

CV

Born: 1988 in Tábor, Czech Republic

Education:

– since 2013: PhD candidate, Zoology; Department of zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. Doctoral thesis: Methods of assessment and cross-species comparison of personality in primates. Supervisor: Mgr. Martina Konečná, PhD.
– 2010 – 2013: MSc in Zoology; Department of zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
– 2007 – 2010: BSc in Biology; Department of zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

Professional appointments:

– since 2018: Research assistant; Department of zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

Internships:

– 2016 October – November: Department of Cognitive Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria – supported by AKTION scholarship
– 2016 August – September: Zoological garden Magdeburg, Germany
– 2015 August – September: Department of Cognitive Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria
– 2015 May – June: Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK

Fellowships and awards:

– 2016: AKTION Österreich-Tschechien, financed by Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy – BMWFW, AÖCZ-Semesterstipendien. Project: Social environment as an important factor in marmoset personality assessment
– 2015: Conference of Czech and Slovak Ethological Society – best student talk award

Supervising

Bachelor’s theses:
Maršíková, I. (2019).  Pachová komunikace a funkce roztírání moči v srsti u tamarínů žlutorukých
Pejchová, T. (2018). Zhodnocení vlivu socioekologických rozdílů na osobnostní rysy u drápkatých opic (consultant)

Master’s theses:
Hurtová, D. (2018). Vliv osobnosti na sociální vztahy a párování u tamarína pinčího a tamarína žlutorukého (consultant)

Publications

Articles:

2018

Masilkova, M., Weiss, A., Konečná, M., 2018. How long does it take? Reliable personality assessment based on common behaviour in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus). Behavioural Processes 157, 59-67.

Conferences talks:

– 2018: 5th European Student Conference on Behaviour and Cognition, Vienna, Austria
– 2018: 9th European Conference of Behavioural Biology, Liverpool, UK
– 2017: Primate Society of Great Britain, 50th Anniversary Meeting, London, UK
– 2016: 1st International Xenarthra Conference and Workshop, London, UK
– 2016: 8th European Conference of Behavioural Biology, Vienna, Austria
– 2016: 3rd European Student Conference on Behaviour and Cognition, St. Andrews, UK
– 2015: 42nd Conference of Czech and Slovak Ethological Society, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
– 2014: 7th European Conference on Behavioural Biology, Prague, Czech Republic

Membership in organizations:

– since 2016: Czech and Slovak Ethological Society
– since 2017: Primate Society of Great Britain, International Primatological Society, and Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

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