Head of Division
Prof. Dr. Michael Taborsky

Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
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Ethologische Station Hasli
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Universität Bern

HIGHLIGHTS

PLOS BIOLOGY
The smell of hunger: Norway rats provision social partners based on odour cues of need
K. Schneeberger & M. Taborsky

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FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY
Sensory ecology and cognition in social decisions
Special feature edited by K. Schneeberger & M. Taborsky

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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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commentary on Fischer et al

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[at]iee.unibe.ch


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By November 2019 my group and I moved to Manchester Metropolitan University. This page will no longer be updated.

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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

2011 - 2019    Group leader, Division 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

Publications

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Team members

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Former

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

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