Head of Division
Prof. Dr. Michael Taborsky

Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
Telefon: +41 31 631 91 11
Telefax: +41 31 631 91 41
E-Mail:   claudia.leiser@iee.unibe.ch

Ethologische Station Hasli
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Universität Bern

HIGHLIGHTS

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. Hirokazu Tanaka

Contact

Email: hirokazu.tanaka@iee.unibe.ch

Phone: +41 (0)31 631 9161

Research Interests

  • Evolution of sociality and cooperation in fish
  • Animal communication
  • Mechanism and evolution of cognitive abilities in animals
  • Evolution of visual system and body coloration

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2016 Post-Doc at University of Bern, Division of Behavioural Ecology, Switzerland
2015-2016 Post-Doc at Osaka City University, Department of Biological Science Japan
2012-2015 Ph.D. at Osaka City University, Department of Biological Science, Japan
2010-2012 M.Sc. at Osaka City University, Department of Biological Science, Japan
2006-2010 B.Sc. at Hokkaido University, Department of Biological Science, Japan

Publications

Takahashi-Kariyazono S., Tanaka H. & Terai Y. (2016) Gene duplications and the evolution of c-type lysozyme during adaptive radiation of East African cichlid fish. Hydrobiologia, doi: 10.1007/s10750-016-2892-6.

Tanaka H., Frommen J.G., Takahashi T. & Kohda M. (2016) Predation risk promotes delayed dispersal in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus obscurus. Animal Behaviour 117: 51-58, doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.04.019.

Satoh S., Tanaka H. & Kohda M. (2016) Facial recognition in the monogamous discus fish Symphysodon aequifasciatus (Teleostei: Cichlidae). PLoS One 11(5): e0154543, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154543.

Groenewoud F., Frommen J.G., Josi D., Tanaka H., Jungwirth A. & Taborsky, M. (2016) Predation risk drives social complexity in cooperative breeders. Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1524178113.

Kohda M., Jordan L.A., Hotta T., Kosaka N., Karino K., Tanaka H., Taniyama M. & Takeyama T. (2016) Facial recognition in a group-living cichlid fish. PLoS One 10(11): e0142552, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142552.

Tanaka H., Heg D., Takeshima H., Takeyama T., Awata S., Nishida M. & Kohda M. (2015) Group competition, relatedness, and dispersal in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus obscurus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 169-181, doi: 10.1007/s00265-014-1830-8.