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Michael Bottesch, PhD student
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Personal Data

Address: AG Neurosensorik/Animal Navigation, IBU

Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Carl-von-Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11,

D-26129 Oldenburg

Germany

Phone: +49 (0)441 798 3180

email: michael.bottesch(at)uol.de

Work

April 2013-present: PhD Student at Department of Biology, University of Oldenburg, Germany, AG Animal Navigation/"Neurosensorik" (Group leader: Prof. Dr. H. Mouritsen).

Projects:
"E-vector-dependent light activation in the ganglion cell layer of the chicken retina"
"Compass Orientation of coral reef fish larvae"
Star Compass Learning in Night-Migratory Songbirds”
          

Education

July 2011: Graduated with Diploma (M.Sc) in Biological Sciences at the LMU Munich (Germany)
Thesis: “3D Morphology of the Stomatopod Visual System”, Supervisor:
PD Dr. Martin Heß, Department I “Systematic Zoology”, LMU Munich

2005 to 2011: Studies in Biological Sciences
LMU Munich (Germany)
Focus: Neurobiology, Zoology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

June 2004: Franz-Marc-Gymnasium Markt Schwaben (Germany)

Publications

2016: Bottesch M., Gerlach G., Halbach M., Bally A., Kingsford M. & Mouritsen H. (2016) "A magnetic compass that might help coral reef fish larvae return to their natal reef". Current Biology 26, 24 pR1266–R1267. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.051

2015: Alert B., Michalik A., Thiele N., Bottesch M. & Mouritsen H. (2015) "Re-calibration of the magnetic compass in hand-raised European robins (Erithacus rubecula)." Scientific Reports, 5:14323, doi:10.1038/srep14323

Conference Contributions

Oct 2011: Bottesch, M., Hess, M.: 3D Morphology of the Stomatopod Visual System.
Poster Presentation at 4th Graduate Forum “Zoomorphology” in Munich, Germany

Dez 2016: Bottesch, M., Gerlach, G., Halbach, M., Bally, A., Kingsford, M., & Mouritsen, H.: Magnetic compass orientation in coral reef fish larvae. Oral Presentation at the ASAB "Winter Meeting 2016" in Londo, England

Aug 2017: Bottesch, M., Gerlach, G., Halbach, M., Bally, A., Kingsford, M., & Mouritsen, H.: A magnetic compass that might help coral reef fish larvae return to their natal reef. Oral Presentation at the "Bahaviour 2017" in Estoril, Portugal