Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
|Project Name||Weight understanding in kea|
|Field of research||comparative psychology, avian cognition, animal behavior|
|Keywords||avian cognition | problem solving | tool use | curiosity|
Megan Lambert received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego, and completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of York (UK) in 2016. Following this, she carried out research on corvid and ape cognition as a postdoctoral fellow at Lund University, Sweden, before moving to Vienna in 2019 to study problem solving and tool use by kea parrots under a Lise Meitner fellowship. Her work with kea parrots continues with an Elise Richter fellowship on weight understanding, and an FWF Stand-Alone grant examining the causes and consequences of avian curiosity.