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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


Media release, University of Bern


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

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Nature research highlight
Current Biology dispatch

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

Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J.
more information

Dario-Marcos Bayani


Contact address

Email: dario.bayani@iee.unibe.ch

Research interests

I am interested in olfactory communication of the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. During my Bachelor I investigated changes in aggressive patterns in dependence of the presence and absence of olfactory cues. In my master thesis I investigate olfactory communication via urine pulses by using dye injection.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2014

Laboratory assistance of the Behavioural Ecology department at the ethological station Hasli of the University of Bern, Switzerland. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Taborsky

2013 - 2014

Assistant curator in the department of vertebrates; section of ichthyology at the Natural History Museum (NMBE), Bern, Switzerland. Supervisor: Dr. Lukas Rüber

Since 2013

Master of Science in Ecology and Evolution with special qualification in Behavioural Ecology, University of Bern: Olfactory communication in the cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. Supervisor: Prof Dr Michael Taborsky, Dr. Joachim G. Frommen


Assistant for the development and preparation of a practical exam in Ethology for the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2013 in Bern. Project Manager:  Prof. Dr. Daniel Wegmann

2009 - 2013

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Ecology and Evolution with special qualification in Behavioural Ecology, University of Bern): Olfactory interaction from an opponent triggers agonistic behavior in cichlids. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Michael Taborsky and Dr. Joachim G. Frommen


Internship at the KORA (Coordinated research projects for the conservation and management of carnivors in Switzerland), Bern, Switzerland. Supervisor: Dr. Urs Breitenmoser


Internship with focus on behavioural observation of wolves at the wild park "Tiergarten Weilburg" of the forestry commission office Weilburg (Hessen-Forst), Weilburg-Hirschhausen, Germany. Supervisor: Jürgen Stroh


Internship at the veterinary practice of Dr. med. vet. Irene von Godin-Weis, Wetzlar, Germany


Talks at conferences



Dario-Marcos Bayani, Michael Taborsky, Joachim G. Frommen. (2014) Olfactory information from an opponent triggers agonistic behavior in cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. Biology14, Geneva, Switzerland