Head of Division
Prof. Dr. Michael Taborsky

Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
Telefon: +41 31 684 91 11
Telefax: +41 31 684 91 41
E-Mail:   claudia.leiser@iee.unibe.ch

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



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




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.
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Previous Scientific Staff

Bergmüller Ralph Post-Doc Université de Neuchatel
Bonfils Danielle Laboratory tech.
Braaker Sonja Assistentin III Eidg. Forschungsantalt fĂĽr Wald, Schnee und Landschaft WSL
Bruintjes Rick Post-Doc University of Bristol
Candolin Ulrika Post-Doc University of Helsinki
Engqvist Leif Dr.
Frommen Joachim Priv. Doz./Dr. Manchester Metropolitan University
Heg Dik
Universität Bern
Lantova Petra Post-Doc
Mitchell Jeremy Post-Doc Memorial University
Peer Katharina Post-Doc
Rankin Daniel Post-Doc University of ZĂĽrich
Raveh Shirley Guest Scientist
Rutte Claudia Post-Doc Université de Lausanne
SchĂĽtz Dolores Post-Doc
Schädelin Franziska Post-Doc Konrad-Lorenz-Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung
Schneeberger Karin Post-Doc University of Potsdam
Schweinfurth Manon Dr. University of St. Andrews
Tanaka Hirokazu Dr.
ThĂĽnken Timo Post-Doc
Van Doorn Sander Post-Doc University of Groningen
von KĂĽrthy Corinna Dr.
Völkl Bernhard Guest Scientist

Previous PhD Students

Ph.D. Student
Bessert-Nettelbeck Mathilde Ph.D. Student
Biedermann Peter Ph.D. Student Max Planck Institue for Chemical Ecology
Choi Jin Ph.D. student (research fell.)
Dolivo Vassilissa Ph.D. student
Fischer Barbara Ph.D. Student
Fischer Stefan Ph.D. Student
Gfrerer (-Rieder) Nastassja Ph.D. student
Groenewoud Frank PhD University of Cambridge
GrĂĽter Christoph Ph.D. Student University of SĂŁo Paulo
Häsler Marcel Ph.D. Student Universität Bern - Eawag
Hilke Lukas Ph.D. Student
Josi Dario Ph.D. Student
Jungwirth Arne Ph.D. Student Cambridge University
Kasper-Völkl Claudia Mag.
Kotrschal Alexander Ph.D. Student Uppsala Universitet
Lesmono Kristiani Ph.D. Student
Quiñones Paredes Andrés Ph.D. Student
Riebli Thomas Ph.D. Student
SchĂĽrch Roger Ph.D. Student University of Sussex
Segers Francisca Ph.D. Student
Skubic Eva Ph.D. Student Universität Wien
Watve Mukta Ph.D. student University of Exeter
Wikström Cecilia Ph.D. student
Wirtz Sabine Ph.D. Student École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Zöttl Markus Ph.D. Student Linnaeus University

Previous Students

Aeschbacher Jonathan MSc Student
Andrist Claude Diplomand
Arnold Cornelia Diplomandin
Aschwanden Sybille Diplomandin
Bannier Francis Intern
Bachmann Sybille MSc Student
Basieux Nicole Diplomandin
Bayani Dario-Marcos MSc Student
Bender Nicole MSc Student University of Bern
Bohm Lena MSc Student
Bucher Myrta Diplomandin
Chervet Noemie MSc Student Agroscope
Cunha Filipa MSc Student
Dumas Michaela MSc Student
Durrer Loris MSc Student
Eggimann Franziska Diplomandin
Ermeidou Chrysavgi MSc Student
Freudiger Annika MSc Student University of Leipzig
Gerber Barbara Diplomandin
Gerber Nina MSc Student Universität Zürich
Gerritsma Yoran MSc Student
Goffinet Oliver Diplomand
Gygax Michelle MSc Student
Heg-Bachar Zina Diplomandin
Hekmann Renske Diplomandin
Hirt Nicole Diplomandin
Jarry Pauline MSc Student
Jutzeler Eva Diplomandin
Kettler Nina Kaya MSc Student
Lasut Liane MSc Student
Lehner Stephan Diplomand University of ZĂĽrich
Leuenberger Jonas MSc Student
Maldonado Mattia MSc Student
Meister Andrea Diplomandin
Mörikofer Basil Diplomand
Pereira Ana-Paila MSc Student
Oberhummer Evelyne MSc Student
Ory Nicolas Diplomand University of HongKong
Ott Thomas Diplomand
Perret Alexis MSc Student
Rosso Marianna MSc Student
Rothenberger Susan Diplomandin
Sallé Deborah MSc Student
Salzmann Andrea MSc Student
Schmid Res Diplomand
Schreier Tanja MSc Student
Spahni Cornelia Diplomandin
Sharda Sakshi MSc Student
Steinegger Marc Diplomand Université de Neuchatel
Stettler Pia MSc student
Stieger Binia MSc Student
Stratmann Ariane MSc Student Universität Bern
Tschirren Linda MSc Student
Weber Jan MSc Student
WĂĽrgler Michael MSc Student
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