Head of Division
Prof. Dr. Michael Taborsky

Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
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Universität Bern

HIGHLIGHTS

SCIENCE ADVANCES Alternative male morphs solve sperm performance/longevity trade-off in opposite directions M. Taborsky, D. Schütz, O. Goffinet & G.S.van Doorn

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CURRENT BIOLOGY
Reciprocal trading of different commodities in Norway rats. M.K. Schweinfurth & M. Taborsky

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PNAS - Divergence of developmental trajectories is triggered interactively by early social and ecological experience in a cooperative breeder. Fischer, Bohn, Oberhummer, Nyman & B. Taborsky
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PNAS - Predation risk drives social complexity in cooperative breeders. Groenewoud, Frommen, Josi, Tanaka, Jungwirth & Taborsky
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The evolution of cooperation based on direct fitness benefits. Phil Trans theme issue compiled and edited by Taborsky M., Frommen JG & Riehl C. (2016)
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NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Kinship reduces alloparental care in cooperative cichlids where helpers pay-to-stay
Zoettl M., Heg D., Chervet N. & Taborsky M. (2013)

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Social competence: an evolutionary approach
Taborsky, B. & Oliveira, R.F.
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Larval helpers and age polyethism in ambrosia beetles
Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M.
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Animal personality due to social niche specialisation
Bergmueller R. & Taborsky M.
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Environmental Change Enhances Cognitive Abilities in Fish
Kotrschal, A. & Taborsky, B.
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Extended phenotypes as signals
Franziska C. Schaedelin and Michael Taborsky
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On the Origin of Species by Natural and Sexual Selection
G. Sander van Doorn, Pim Edelaar, Franz J. Weissing
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Cambridge University Press
Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative
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Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J.
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Dr. Joachim Frommen

Contact

Email: joachim.frommen@iee.unibe.ch

Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 9162

Joachim Frommen on ResearchGate

Research interests

The current research of me and my group focusses on three topics:

  • Kin recognition and kin selection
  • Development of social behavior
  • Understanding the influence of the biotic and abiotic environment on the evolution of cooperative breeding systems

To elucidate these topics we use a range of aquatic species like three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), zebrafish (Danio rerio), or gammarids (Gammarus pulex). However, our main study system are cooperatively breeding cichlids.

Curriculum vitae

Since 2011    Group leader, Department of Behavioral Ecology, University of Bern, Switzerland

2008 - 2011    Junior Scientist, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

2008             Coordinator, Master Program in Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology, and Palaeobiology, University of Bonn, Germany

2007 - 2008    Postdoc, Institute for Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Bonn, Germany

1995 - 2007    MSc and PhD student, University of Bonn, Germany

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Team members

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Former

  • Nicolas Caflisch, Bachelor student
  • Laura Dällenbach, Bachelor student
  • Rhea Eggenschwiler, Bachelor student
  • Yannik Rohrer, Bachelor student
  • Andrea Salzmann, Bachelor student
  • Fabienne Villa, Bachelor student

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