Head of Division
Prof. Dr. Michael Taborsky

Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
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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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Prof. Michael Taborsky

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  • Schmid, R., Schneeberger, K., Taborsky, M. (2017): Feel good, do good? Disentangling reciprocity from unconditional prosociality. Ethology 00:1-8 [pdf]
  • Schweinfurth, M. K., Stieger, B. Taborsky, M. (2017): Experimental evidence for reciprocity in allogrooming among wild-type Norway rats. Scientific Reports 7:4010 [pdf]
  • Schweinfurth, M. K., Neuenschwander, J., Engqvist, L., Schneeberger, K., Rentsch, A. K., Gygax, M., Taborsky, M. (2017): Do female Norway rats form social bonds?. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 71:98 [pdf]
  • Dolivo, V., Taborsky, M. (2017): Environmental enrichment of young adult rats (Rattus norvegicus) in different sensory modalities has long-lasting effects on their ability to learn via specific sensory channels. J. Comp. Psychol. DOI: 10.1037/com0000063 [pdf]
  • Engqvist, L., Taborsky, M. (2017): The evolution of strategic male mating effort in an information transfer framework. J. Evol. Biol. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13083 [pdf]
  • Gfrerer, N., Taborsky, M. (2017): Working dogs cooperate among one another by generalised reciprocity. Scientific Reports 7:43867 [pdf]

  • SchĂĽtz, D., Tschirren, L., Pachler, G., Grubbauer, P., Taborsky, M. (2017): Sperm-limited males save ejaculates for future matings when competing with superior rivals. Anim. Behav. 125: 3-12 [pdf]
  • Balzarini V., Taborsky M., Villa F. & Frommen J.G. (2017): Computer animations of color markings reveal the function of visual threat signals in Neolamprologus pulcher. Curr. Zool. 63(1), 45–54 [pdf]
  • Bayani, D.-M., Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G. (2017) To pee or not to pee: urine signals mediate aggressive interactions in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 71:37 [pdf]
  • Taborsky, M. (2016) Cooperative breeding. In: V. A. Weekes-Shackleford, T. K. Shackleford (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, Springer [pdf]
  • von Kuerthy, C., Ros, A.F., Taborsky, M. (2016) Androgen responses to reproductive competition of males pursuing either fixed or plastic alternative reproductive tactics. Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 3544-3553 [pdf]
  • Schweinfurth, M. and Taborsky, M. (2016) No evidence for audience effects in reciprocal cooperation of Norway rats Ethology 122: 513–521 [pdf]
  • Dolivo, V., Rutte, C., Taborsky, M. (2016) Ultimate and proximate mechanisms of reciprocal altruism in rats. Learn. Behav. [pdf]

  • Groenewoud, F., Frommen, J.G., Josi, D., Tanaka, H., Jungwirth, A., Taborsky, M. (2016)Predation risk drives social complexity in cooperative breeders Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. [pdf]
  • Engqvist, L. and Taborsky, M. (2016) The evolution of genetic and conditional alternative reproductive tactics. Proc. R. Soc. B 283:20152945 [pdf]
  • von Kuerthy, C., Taborsky, M. (2016) Contest versus scramble competition among males pursuing fixed or plastic alternative reproductive tactics. Animal Behaviour 113: 203-212 [pdf]
  • Taborsky, M. (2016) Cichlid fishes: A model for the integrative study of social behavior. In: Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates: Studies of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Edited by Walter D. Koenig and Janis L. Dickinson; pp. 272-293. Cambridge University Press. [pdf]
  • Schuetz, D., Wirtz Ocana, S., Maan, M.E., Taborsky, M. (2016) Sexual selection promotes colonial breeding in shell-brooding cichlid fish. Animal Behaviour, 112: 153e161. [pdf].
  • Quiñones, A.E., van Doorn, S., Pen, I., Weissing, F.J., Taborsky, M. (2016) Negotiation and appeasement can be more effective drivers of sociality than kin selection. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 371: 20150089. [pdf].
  • Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G., Riehl C. (2016) Correlated pay-offs are key to cooperation. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 371: 20150084. [pdf].
  • Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G., Riehl C. (2016) The evolution of cooperation based on direct fitness benefits. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 317: 20150472. [pdf].
  • Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G., Riehl C., eds. (2016) The evolution of cooperation based on direct fitness benefits. Special issue of Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 371: 1-173 [content], [issue].
  • Taborsky, M., Taborsky, B. (2015) Evolution of genetic and physiological mechanisms of cooperative behaviour. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 6, doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2015.11.001 [pdf]

  • Jungwirth, A., Taborsky, M. (2015) First- and second-order sociality determine survival and reproduction in cooperative cichlids. Proc. R. Soc. B 282: 20151971, doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.1971 [pdf]

  • Jungwirth, A., Brena, P.F., Keller, I., Taborsky, M. (2015) Polygyny affects paternal care, but not survival, pair stability, and group tenure in a cooperative cichlid. Behavioral Ecology 00: 1-9, doi:10.1093/beheco/arv194 [pdf]

  • Dolivo, V. & Taborsky, M. (2015): Cooperation among Norway rats: The importance of visual cues for reciprocal cooperation, and the role of coercion. Ethology [pdf
  • Hendrickx F., Vanthournout B., Taborsky M. (2015): Selection for costly sexual traits results in a vacant mating niche and male dimorphism. Evolution [pdf]
  • Jungwirth A., Walker J., Taborsky M. (2015): Prospecting precedes dispersal and increases survival chances in cooperatively breeding cichlids. Anim. Behav. 106: 107-114, doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.05.005 [pdf]
  • von Kuerthy, C., Tschirren, L. & Taborsky, M. (2015): Alternative reproductive tactics in snail shell-brooding cichlids diverge in energy reserve allocation. Ecol. Evol. 5: 2060–2069 [pdf]
  • Jungwirth, A., Josi, D., Walker, J. & Taborsky, M. (2015): Benefits of coloniality: communal defence saves anti-predator effort in cooperative breeders. Funct. Ecol. 29: 1218-1224, doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12430 [pdf]
  • Taborsky, M., Hofmann, H.A., Beery, A.K., Blumstein, D.T., Hayes, L.D., Lacey, E.A., Martins, E.P., Phelps, S.M., Solomon, N.G. & Rubenstein, D.R. (2015): Taxon matters: promoting integrative studies of social behavior. Trends in Neurosciences. 38:189-191 [pdf
  • Dolivo, V. & Taborsky, M. (2015): Norway rats reciprocate help according to the quality of help they received. Biol. Lett. 11:20140959 [pdf
  • NuotclĂ , J.A.,Taborsky, M. & Biedermann, P.H.W. 2014. The importance of blocking the gallery entrance in the ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera; Scolytinae). Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Ent. 19: 203-207 [pdf]

  • Mitchell, J.S., Wirtz Ocana, S. & Taborsky, M. (2014): Male and female shell-brooding cichlids prefer different shell characteristics.  Anim. Behav. 98:131-137 [pdf

  • Wirtz Ocana, S., Meidl, P., Bonfils, D. & Taborsky, M. (2014): Y-linked Mendelian inheritance of giant and dwarf male morphs in shell-brooding cichlids.  Proc. Roy. Soc. B 281: 20140253 [pdf]
  • Hofmann, H.A., Beery, A.K., Blumstein, D.T., Couzin, I.D., Earley, R.L., Hayes, L.D., Hurd, P.L., Lacey, E.A., Phelps, S.M., Solomon, N.G., Taborsky, M., Young, L.J. & Rubenstein, D.R. (2014): An evolutionary framework for studying mechanisms of social behavior. Trends Ecol. Evol. 29:581-589 [pdf]
  • Kingma, S.A., Santema, P., Taborsky, M. & Komdeur, J. (2014): Group augmentation and the evolution of cooperation. Trends Ecol. Evol. 29:476-484 [pdf]
  • Van Doorn GS, Riebli T & Taborky M (2014): Coaction versus reciprocity in continuous-time models of cooperation. J. Theor. Biol. 356: 1-10 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M (2014): Tribute to Tinbergen: The Four Problems of Biology. A Critical Appraisal. Ethology 120: 224-227 [pdf]
  • Balzarini, V., Taborsky, M., Wanner, S., Koch, F., & Frommen J.G. (2014): Mirror, mirror on the wall: the predictive value of mirror tests for measuring aggression in fish. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 68:871–878 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (2013): Social evolution: Reciprocity there is. Curr. Biol. 23:R486-R488 [pdf]
  • Zöttl M., Fischer S., & Taborsky M. (2013): Partial brood care compensation by female breeders in response to experimental manipulation of alloparental care. Anim. Behav. 85:1471-1478 [pdf]
  • Wirtz-Ocaña S., SchĂĽtz D., Pachler G. & Taborsky M. (2013): Paternal inheritance of growth in fish pusuing alternative reproductive tactics. Ecol. Evol. 3:1614–1625 [pdf]
  • Zöttl M., Frommen J.G. & Taborsky M. (2013): Group size adjustment to ecological demand in a cooperative breeder. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 280:20122772 [pdf]
  • Zöttl M., Heg D., Chervet N. & Taborsky M. (2013): Kinship reduces alloparental care in cooperative cichlids where helpers pay-to-stay. Nature Commun. 4:1341 [pdf]
  • Zöttl M., Chapuis L., Freiburghaus M. & Taborsky M. (2013): Strategic reduction of help before dispersal in a cooperative breeder. Biol. Lett. 9:20120878 [pdf]
  • Biedermann P.H.W., Klepzig K.D., Taborsky M. & Six D.L. (2013): Abundance and dynamics of filamentous fungi in the complex ambrosia gardens of the primitively eusocial beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 83:711-723 [pdf, 811 KB]
  • Taborsky M. (2012): Das Kernproblem der Evolutionstheorie: Kooperation und Altruismus. Evolution wohin? Die Folgen der darwinschen Theorie (Hrsg. M. Dubach) Vdf Hochschulverlag, ETH Zuerich 115-125 [pdf, Link ]
  • Riebli T., Taborsky M., Chervet N., Apolloni N., ZĂĽrcher Y. & Heg D. (2012): Behavioural type, status and social context affect behaviour and resource allocation in cooperatively breeding cichlids. Anim. Behav. 84:925-936 [pdf]
  • Biedermann P.H.W., Peer K. & Taborsky M. (2012): Female dispersal and reproduction in the ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera; Scolytinae). Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. allg. angew. Entomol. 18:231-235 [pdf]
  • Schuetz D., Heg-Bachar Z., Taborsky M. & Heg D. (2012): Spawning coordination of mates in a shell brooding cichlid Int. J. Evol. Biol. ID:517849 [pdf]
  • Schneeberger K., Dietz M. & Taborsky M. (2012): Reciprocal cooperation between unrelated rats depends on cost to donor and benefit to recipient. BMC Evol. Biol. 12:41 [pdf]
  • Van Doorn G.S. & Taborsky M. (2012): The evolution of generalized reciprocity on social interaction networks. Evolution 66:651-664 [pdf]
  • Keller L., Peer K., Bernasconi C., Taborsky M. & Shuker D.M. (2011): Inbreeding and selection on sex ratio in the bark beetle Xylosandrus germanus. BMC Evol. Biol. 11:359 [pdf]
  • SchĂĽtz D. & Taborsky M. (2011): Sexual selection in the water spider: female choice and male-male competition. Ethology 117:1101-1110 [pdf
  • Bruintjes R., Bonfils D., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2011): Paternity of subordinates raises cooperative effort in cichlids. PLoS ONE 6:e25673 [pdf]
  • Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M. (2011): Larval helpers and age polyethism in ambrosia beetles. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108(:17064-17069 [pdf]
  • Riebli T., Avgan B., Bottini A.M., Duc C., Taborsky M. & Heg D. (2011): Behavioural type affects dominance and growth in staged encounters of cooperatively breeding cichlids. Anim. Behav. 81:313-323 [pdf]
  • Barta Z., McNamara J.M., Huszár D.B. & Taborsky M. (2011): Cooperation among non-relatives evolves by state-dependent generalized reciprocity. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 278:843-848 [pdf]
  • Lehner S.R., Rutte C. & Taborsky M. (2011): Rats benefit from winner and loser effects. Ethology 117: 1-12. [pdf, 205 KB]
  • Le Vin A.L., Mable B.K., Taborsky M., Heg D. & Arnold K.E. (2011): Individual variation in helping in a cooperative breeder: relatedness versus behavioural type. Anim. Behav. 82:467-477 [pdf]
  • Mersmann D., Tomasello M., Call J., Kaminski J. & Taborsky M. (2011): Simple mechanisms can explain social learning in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Ethology 117:675-690 [pdf]
  • Häsler M.P., Lindeyer C.M., Otti O., Bonfils D., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2011): Female mouthbrooders in control of pre- and postmating sexual selection. Behav. Ecol. 22:1033-1041 [pdf]

  • Chervet N., Zöttl M., SchĂĽrch R., Taborsky M. & Heg D. (2011): Repeatability and heritability of behavioural types in a social cichlid. Int. J. Evol. Biol. ID:321729 [pdf]
  • Biedermann P.H.W., Klepzig K.D. & Taborsky M. (2011): Costs of delayed dispersal and alloparental care in the fungus-cultivating ambrosia beetle Xyleborus affinis Eichhoff (Scolytinae: Curculionidae). Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 65:1753–1761 [pdf]
  • Abbot P., et al. (2011): Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471:E1-E4 [pdf]
  • Bruintjes R. & Taborsky M. (2011): Size-dependent task specialization in a cooperative cichlid in response to experimental variation of demand. Anim. Behav. 81:387-394 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (2010): Anonymous (and other) social experience and the evolution of cooperation by reciprocity. In: Social behaviour: genes, ecology and evolution (eds. Szekely T., Moore A.J. & Komdeur J.). Cambridge University Press. 470-473 link
  • BergmĂĽller R. & Taborsky M. (2010): Animal personality due to social niche specialisation. Trends Ecol. Evol. 25:504-511 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (2010): Ethology in Europe. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 1 (eds. M.D. Breed and J. Moore). Elsevier. 649-651 [link]
  • Taborsky M. & Neat F.C. (2010): Fertilization mode, sperm competition, and cryptic female choice shape primary sexual characters in fish. In: The Evolution of Primary Sexual Characters in Animals (eds. J. Leonard and A. Cordoba-Aguilar). Oxford University Press. 379-408 [link]

  • Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2010): Helper response to experimentally manipulated predation risk in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. PLoS ONE 5:e10784 [pdf]
  • Voigt-Heucke S.L., Taborsky M. & Dechmann D.K.N. (2010): A dual function of echolocation: bats use echolocation calls to identify familiar and unfamiliar individuals. Anim. Behav. 80:59-67 [pdf] Highlighted by Science [pdf]
  • Schaedelin F.C. & Taborsky M. (2010): Female choice of a non-bodily ornament: an experimental study of cichlid sand craters in Cyathopharynx furcifer. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 64:1437-1447 [pdf]
  • Bruintjes R., Hekman R. & Taborsky M. (2010): Experimental global food reduction raises resource acquisition costs of brood care helpers and reduces their helping effort. Funct. Ecol. 24:1054-1063 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. &Brockmann H.J. (2010): Alternative reproductive tactics and life history phenotypes. In: Animal Behaviour: Evolution and Mechanisms (Ed. P. Kappeler). Springer, Berlin. 537-586 [pdf, link to the book.]
  • SchĂĽtz D., Pachler G., Ripmeester E., Goffinet O. & Taborsky M. (2010): Reproductive investment of giants and dwarfs: specialized tactics in a cichlid fish with alternative male morphs. Funct. Ecol. 24:131-140 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (2010): Sample size in the study of behaviour. Ethology 116:185–202 [pdf]

  • Haesler M.P., Lindeyer C.M. & Taborsky M. (2009): Reproductive parasitism: male and female responses to conspecific and heterospecific intrusions at spawning in a mouth-brooding cichlid Ophthalmotilapia ventralis. J. Fish Biol. 75:1845–1856 [pdf]

  • Mitchell J.S., Jutzeler E., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2009): Gender differences in the costs that subordinate group members impose on dominant males in a cooperative breeder. Ethology 115:1162-1174 [pdf]
  • Mitchell J.S., Jutzeler E., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2009): Dominant members of cooperatively-breeding groups adjust their behaviour in response to the sexes of subordinates. Behaviour 146:1665-1686 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M (2009): Reproductive skew in cooperative fish groups: virtue and limitations of alternative modeling approaches. In: Reproductive Skew in Vertebrates: Proximate and Ultimate Causes (eds. Hager R & Jones CB). Cambridge University Press. 265-304 [pdf]
  • Biedermann P.H.W., Klepzig K.R. & Taborsky M. (2009): Fungus cultivation by ambrosia beetles: Behavior and laboratory breeding success in three Xyleborine species. Environ. Entomol. 38:1096-1105 [pdf]
  • Schaedelin F.C. & Taborsky M. (2009): Extended phenotypes as signals. Biological Reviews  84:293–313 [pdf]

  • Immler S. & Taborsky M. (2009): Sequential polyandry affords post-mating sexual selection in the mouths of cichlid females. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 63:1219-1230 [pdf]

  • Taborsky B., Guyer L. & Taborsky M. (2009): Size-assortative mating in the absence of mate choice. Anim. Behav. 77:439–448 [pdf]

  • Rankin D.J. & Taborsky M. (2009): Assortment and the evolution of generalized reciprocity. Evolution 63:1913-1922 [pdf]

  • Taborsky M. (2009): Biased citation practice and taxonomic parochialism. Ethology 115:105–111 [pdf]

  • Bender N., Taborsky M., & Power D.M. (2008): The role of prolactin in the regulation of brood care in the cooperatively breeding fish Neolamprologus pulcher. J. Exp. Zool. 309A:515–524 [pdf]

  • Hirschenhauser K., Canario A.V.M., Ros A.F.H., Taborsky M. & Oliveira R.F. (2008): Social context may affect urinary excretion of 11-ketotestosterone in African cichlids. Behaviour 145:1367-1388 [pdf]

  • Bruintjes R. & Taborsky M. (2008): Helpers in a cooperative breeder pay a high price to stay: effects of demand, helper size and sex. Anim. Behav. 75:1843-1850 [pdf]
  • Hochberg M.E., Rankin D.J. & Taborsky M. (2008): The coevolution of cooperation and dispersal in social groups and its implications for the emergence of multicellularity. BMC Evol. Biol. 8:238 [pdf]

  • Heg D., Heg-Bachar Z., Brouwer L. & Taborsky M. (2008): Experimentally induced helper dispersal in colonially breeding cooperative cichlids. Environ. Biol. Fish. 83:191-206 [pdf]

  • Dierkes P., Taborsky M. & Achmann R. (2008): Multiple paternity in the cooperatively breeding fish Neolamprologus pulcher. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 62:1581–1589 [pdf]

  • Maan M.E. & Taborsky M. (2008): Sexual conflict over breeding substrate causes female expulsion and offspring loss in a cichlid fish. Behav. Ecol. 19:302-308 [pdf]

  • Bender N., Heg-Bachar Z., Oliveira R.F., Canario A.V.M., & Michael Taborsky (2008): Hormonal control of brood care and social status in a cichlid fish with brood care helpers. Physiol. Behav. 94:349-358 [pdf]

  • Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J. (2008): "Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative Approach". Cambridge University Press. 507pp. [pdf, link]

  • Taborsky M., Oliviera R.F. & Brockmann H.J. (2008): The evolution of alternative reproductive tactics: concepts and questions. In: Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative Approach (eds. Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J.). Cambridge University Press. 1-21 [pdf]

  • Brockmann H.J. & Taborsky M. (2008): Alternative reproductive tactics and the evolution of alternative allocation phenotypes. In: Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative Approach (eds. Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J.). Cambridge University Press. 25-51 [pdf]

  • Taborsky M. (2008): Alternative reproductive tactics in fish. In: Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative Approach (eds. Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J.). Cambridge University Press. 251-299 [pdf]

  • Brockmann H.J., Oliveira R.F., & Taborsky M. (2008): Integrating mechanisms and function:prospects for future research. In: Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative Approach (eds. Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J.). Cambridge University Press. 471-489 [pdf]

  • Taborsky M. (2008): The use of theory in behavioural research. Ethology 114:1-6 [pdf]

  • Moksnes A., Roskaft E., Rudolfsen G., Skjelseth S., Stokke B.G., Kleven O., Gibbs H.L., Honza M., Taborsky B., Teuschl Y., Vogl W. & Taborsky M. (2008): Individual female common cuckoos Cuculus canorus lay constant egg types but egg appearance cannot be used to assign eggs to females. J. Avian Biol. 39:238-241 [pdf]

  • Rutte C. & Taborsky M. (2008): The influence of social experience on cooperative behaviour of rats (Rattus norvegicus): direct vs generalised reciprocity. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 62:499–505 [pdf]
  • Duftner N., Sefc K.M., KoblmĂĽller S., Salzburger W., Taborsky M. & Sturmbauer C. (2007): Parallel evolution of facial stripe patterns in the Neolamprologus brichardi/pulcher species complex endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 45:706-715 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (2007): Cooperation built the Tower of Babel. Behav. Process. 76:95-99 [pdf]
  • SchĂĽtz D., Taborsky M. & Drapela T. (2007): Air bells of water spiders are an extended phenotype modified in response to gas composition. J. Exp. Zool. 307A:549-555 [pdf]
  • Rutte C. & Taborsky M. (2007): Generalized reciprocity in rats. PLoS Biol. 5:1421-1425 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (2007): Impact factor statistics and publication practice: What can we learn? Ethology 113:1-8 [pdf]
  • Bergmueller R. & Taborsky M. (2007): Adaptive behavioural syndromes due to strategic niche specialization. BMC Ecol. 7:12 [pdf]
  • Peer K. & Taborsky M. (2007): Delayed dispersal as a potential route to cooperative breeding in ambrosia beetles. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 61:729-730 [pdf]
  • SchĂĽtz D., Parker G.A., Taborsky M. & Sato T. (2006): An optimality approach to male and female body sizes in an extremely size-dimorphic cichlid fish. Evol. Ecol. Res. 8:1393-1408. [pdf]
  • Heg D., BergmĂĽller R., Bonfils D., Otti O., Bachar Z., Burri R., Heckel G. & Taborsky M. (2006): Cichlids do not adjust reproductive skew to the availability of independent breeding options. Behav.l Ecol. 17:419-429 [pdf]
  • Bender N., Heg D., Hamilton I.M., Bachar Z., Taborsky M. & Oliveira R.F. (2006): The relationship between social status, behaviour, growth and steroids in male helpers and breeders of a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Horm. Behav. 50:173-182 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (2006): Ethology into a new era. Ethology 112:1-6 [pdf]
  • Schaedelin F.C. & Taborsky M. (2006): Mating craters of Cyathopharynx furcifer (Cichlidae) are individually specific, extended phenotypes. Anim. Behav. 72:753-761 [pdf]
  • Rutte C., Taborsky M. & Brinkhof M.W.G. (2006): What sets the odds of winning and losing? Trends Ecol. Evol. 21:16-21 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (2006): Of gulls, geese and two men. (Book review) Trends Ecol. Evol. 21:119-120 [pdf]
  • Hamilton I.M., Haesler M.P. & Taborsky M. (2006): Predators, reproductive parasites, and the persistence of poor males on leks. Behav. Ecol. 17:97-107 [pdf]
  • Hamilton I.M. & Taborsky M. (2005): Contingent movement and cooperation evolve under generalized reciprocity. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:2259-2267 [pdf]
  • Dierkes P., Heg D., Taborsky M., Skubic E., & Achmann R. (2005): Genetic relatedness in groups is sex-specific and declines with age of helpers in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Ecol. Lett. 8:968-975 [pdf]
  • Heg D., Bachar Z. & Taborsky M. (2005): Cooperative breeding and group structure in the Lake Tanganyika cichlid Neolamprologus savoryi. Ethology 111:1017-1043 [pdf]
  • Stiver K.A., Dierkes P., Taborsky M., Gibbs H.L. & Balshine S. (2005): Relatedness and helping in fish: examining the theoretical predictions. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:1593-1599 [pdf, Appendix: pdf]
  • SchĂĽtz D. & Taborsky M. (2005): The influence of sexual selection and ecological constraints on an extreme sexual size dimorphism in a cichlid. Anim. Behav. 70:539-549 [pdf]
  • Pfeiffer T., Rutte C., Killingback T., Taborsky M., & Bonhoeffer S. (2005): Evolution of cooperation by generalized reciprocity. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:1115-1120 [pdf]
  • Brouwer L., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2005): Experimental evidence for helper effects in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behav. Ecol. 16:667-673 [pdf]
  • Peer K. & Taborsky M. (2005): Outbreeding depression, but no inbreeding depression in haplodiploid ambrosia beetles with regular sibling mating. Evolution 59:317-323 [pdf]
  • Heg D., Brouwer L., Bachar Z. & Taborsky M. (2005): Large group size yields group stability in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. Behaviour 142:1615-1641 [pdf]
  • BergmĂĽller R., Heg D. Peer K. & Taborsky M. (2005): Extended safe havens and between-group dispersal of helpers in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behaviour 142:1643-1667 [pdf]
  • Hamilton I.M. & Taborsky M. (2005): Unrelated helpers will not fully compensate for costs imposed on breeders when they pay to stay. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:445-454 [pdf, Appendix: pdf]
  • BergmĂĽller R., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2005): Helpers in a cooperatively breeding cichlid stay and pay or disperse and breed, depending on ecological constraints. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:325-331 [pdf]
  • BergmĂĽller R. & Taborsky M. (2005): Experimental manipulation of helping in a cooperative breeder: helpers 'pay to stay' by pre-emptive appeasement. Anim. Behav. 69:19-28 [pdf]
  • SchĂĽtz D. & Taborsky M. (2005): Mate choice and sexual conflict in the size dimorphic water spider, Argyroneta aquatica (Araneae: Argyronetidae). J. Arachnology 33:767-775 [pdf]
  • Stiver K.A., Dierkes P., Taborsky M. & Balshine, S. (2004): Dispersal patterns and status change in a co-operatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher: evidence from microsatellite analyses and behavioural observations. J. Fish Biol. 65:91-105 [pdf]
  • Heg D., Bachar Z., Brouwer L. & Taborsky M. (2004): Predation risk is an ecological constraint for helper dispersal in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 271:2367-2374 [pdf]
  • Hirschenhauser K., Taborsky M., Oliveira T., Canario A.V.M. & Oliveira R. F. (2004): A test of the 'challenge hypothesis' in cichlid fish: simulated partner and territory intruder experiments. Anim. Behav. 68:741-750 [pdf]
  • Peer K. & Taborsky M. (2004): Female ambrosia beetles adjust their offspring sex ratio according to outbreeding opportunities for their sons. J. Evol. Biol. 17:257-264 [pdf]
  • Sato T., Hirose M., Taborsky M. & Kimura S. (2004): Size-dependent male alternative reproductive tactics in the shell-brooding cichlid fish Lamprologus callipterus in Lake Tanganyika. Ethology 110:49-62 [pdf]
  • Skjelseth S., Moksnes A., Roskaft E., Gibbs H.L., Taborsky M., Taborsky B., Honza M. & Kleven, O. (2004): Parentage and host in the common cockoo Cuculus canorus. J. Avian Biol. 35:21-24 [pdf]
  • Skubic E., Taborsky M. , McNamara J.M. & Houston A.I. (2004): When to parasitize? A dynamic optimization model of reproductive strategies in a cooperative breeder. J. Theor. Biol. 227:487-501 [pdf]
  • Tebbich S., Taborsky M., Fessl B., Dvorak M. & Winkler H. (2004): Feeding behavior of four arboreal Darwin's finches: Adaptations to spatial and seasonal variability. Condor 106:95-105 [pdf]
  • Vogl W., Taborsky B., Taborsky M., Teuschl, Y. & Honza M. (2004): Habitat and space use of European cuckoo females during the egg laying period. Behaviour 141:881-898 [pdf]
  • Honza M., Taborsky B., Taborsky M., Teuschl Y., Vogl W., Moksnes A. & Roskaft E. (2003): Behaviour of female common cuckoos, Cuculus canorus, in the vicinity of host nests before and during egg laying: a radiotelemetry study. Anim. Behav. 65:1057-1057 [pdf]
  • Oliveira, R.F., Hirschenhauser, K., Canario, A.V.M. & Taborsky, M. (2003): Androgen levels of reproductive competitors in a co-operatively breeding cichlid. J. Fish Biol. 63:1615-1620 [pdf]
  • SchĂĽtz D., Taborsky M. (2003): Adaptations to an aquatic life may be responsible for the reversed sexual size dimorphism in the water spider, Argyroneta aquatica. Evol. Ecol. Res. 5:105-117 [pdf]
  • Honza M., Taborsky B., Taborsky M., Teuschl Y., Vogl W., Moksnes A. & Roskaft E. (2002): Behaviour of female common cuckoos, Cuculus canorus, in the vicinity of host nests before and during egg laying: a radiotelemetry study. Anim. Behav. 64:861-868 [pdf]
  • Vogl W., Taborsky M., Taborsky B., Teuschl Y. & Honza M. (2002): Cuckoo females preferentially use specific habitats when searching for host nests. Anim. Behav. 64:843-850 [pdf]
  • Tebbich S., Taborsky M., Fessl B. & Dvorak M. (2002): The ecology of tool-use in the woodpecker finch (Cactospiza callida): Ecol. Lett. 5:656-664 [pdf]
  • Schöfl G. & Taborsky M. (2002): Prolonged tandem formation in fire bugs (Pyrrhocoris apterus) serves mate guarding, Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 52:426-433 [pdf]
  • Huber, L., Rechberger, S. & Taborsky, M. (2001): Social learning affects object exploration and manipulation in keas, Nestor notabilis. Anim. Behav. 62:945-954 [pdf]
  • Tebbich S., Taborsky M., Blomqvist D. & Fessl B. (2001): Do woodpecker finches acquire tool use by social learning? Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 268:2189-2193 [pdf]
  • Taborsky, M. (2001): The evolution of bourgeois, parasitic and cooperative reproductive behaviors in fishes. J. Hered. 92:100-110 [pdf]
  • Balshine S., Leach B., Neat F., Reid H.,Taborsky M. & Werner, N. (2001): Correlates of group size in a cooperatively breeding cichlid Fish. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 50:134-140 [pdf]
  • SchĂĽtz D. & Taborsky M. (2000): Giant males or dwarf females: what determines the extreme sexual size dimorphism in Lamprologus callipterus? J. Fish Biol. 57:1254-1265 [pdf]
  • Alonzo S.H., Taborsky M. & Wirtz P. (2000): Male alternative reproductive behaviors in a mediterranean wrasse, Symphodus occellatus: Evidence from otoliths for multiple life-history pathways. Evol. Ecol. Res. 2:997-1007 [pdf]
  • Dierkes P., Taborsky M. & Kohler U. (1999): Reproductive parasitism of broodcare helpers in a cooperatively breeding fish. Behav. Ecol. 10:510-515 [pdf]
  • Taborsky B. & Taborsky M. (1999): The mating system and stability of pairs in kiwi Apteryx spp. J. Avian Biol. 30143-151 [pdf]
  • Teuschl Y., Taborsky B. & Taborsky M. (1998): How do cuckoos find their hosts? The role of habitat imprinting. Anim. Behav. 56:1425-1433 [pdf]
  • Balshine-Earn S., Neat F.C., Reid H. & Taborsky M. (1998): Paying to stay or paying to breed? Field evidence for direct benefits of helping behavior in a cooperatively breeding fish. Behav. Ecol. 9:432-438 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. & Grantner A. (1998): Behavioural time-energy budgets of cooperatively breeding Neolamprologus pulcher (Pisces: Cichlidae). Anim. Behav. 56:1375-1382 [pdf]
  • Grantner A. & Taborsky M. (1998): The metabolic rates associated with resting, and with the performance of agonistic, submissive and digging behaviours in the cichlid fish Neolamprologus pulcher (Pisces: Cichlidae). J. Comp. Physiol. B 168:427-433 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (1998): Sperm competition in fish: 'Bourgeois' males and parasitic spawning. Trends Ecol. Evol. 13:222-227 [pdf]
  • Martin E. & Taborsky M. (1997): Alternative male mating tactics in a cichlid, Pelviachromis pulcher: A comparison of reproductive effort and success. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 41:311-319 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (1997): Bourgeois and parasitic tactics: Do we need collective, functional terms for alternative reproductive behaviours? Behav. Ecol Sociobiol 41:361-362 [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. & Taborsky B.(eds.; 1997): Advances in Ethology (32) - Contributions to the XXV International Ethological Conference. Supplement to Ethology, 328 pp. [kein PDF vorhanden]
  • Tebbich S., Taborsky M. & Winkler H. (1996): Social Manipulation as a Cause for Cooperation in Keas. Animal Behaviour 52, 1-10. [pdf, 129 KB]
  • Carbone C. & Taborsky M. (1996): Mate Choice or Grouping Behavior? A Question of Female Control on the Lek. Behavioral Ecology 7, 370-378. [pdf, 478 KB]
  • Taborsky B. & Taborsky M. (1995): Habitat Use and Selectivity of Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis mantelli) in a Patchy Environment. The Auk 112, 680-689. [kein PDF vorhanden]
  • Brugger C. & Taborsky M. (1994): Male Incubation and Its Effect on Breeding Success in the Black Swan. Ethology 96/2, 138-146. [kein PDF vorhanden]
  • Taborsky M. (1994): Sneakers, Satellites and Helpers: Parasitic and Cooperative Behaviour in Fish Reproduction. Advances in the Study of Behavior 23: 1-100. [pdf, 4.1 MB]
  • Dittami J., Bock, W., Taborsky, M., Millesi, E. (eds. 1994): Research Notes on Avian Biology. (A selection of contributions to the 21st International Ornithological Congress): Supplement to the Journal fuer Ornithologie, 279 pp. [kein PDF vorhanden]
  • Taborsky M. & Taborsky B. (1993): Kooperation und Helfen bei Fischen. Praxis der Naturwissenschaften 6/42, 26-29. [kein PDF vorhanden]
  • Taborsky M. & Taborsky B. (1993): The kiwi's parental burden. Natural History 102, 50-57. [kein PDF vorhanden]
  • Ten Cate, C. & Taborsky, M. (1992): To Raise or to Abandon a Reduced Clutch: Reproductive Decisions by Ring Doves (Streptopelia risoria). Auk 109, 594-600. [kein PDF vorhanden]
  • Taborsky B & Taborsky, M. (1992): Spatial Organization of North Island Brown Kiwi: Sex, Pairing Status and Territoriality. Ibis 134: 1-10. [kein PDF vorhanden]
  • Zoufal R. & Taborsky, M. (1991): Fish foraging periodicity correlates with daily changes of diet quality. Marine Biology 108, 193-196. [pdf]
  • Taborsky B. & Taborsky, M. (1991): Social Organization of North Island Brown Kiwi: Long-term Pairs and Three Types of Male Spacing Behaviour. Ethology 89, 47-62. [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (1988): Kiwis and Dog Predation: Observations in Waitangi State Forest. Notornis 35, 197-203. [pdf, 1.21 MB]
  • Taborsky M., Hudde, B. & Wirtz, P. (1987): Reproductive Behaviour and Ecology of Symphodus (Crenilabrus) ocellatus, a European Wrasse with Four Types of Male Behaviour. Behaviour 102, 82-118. [pdf, 3.6 MB]
  • Taborsky M., (1987): Cooperative Behaviour in Fish: Coalitions, Kin Groups and Reciprocity. In: "Animal Societies: Theories and Facts" (eds.: Y. It?, J.L. Brown & I. Kikkawa) Japan Scientific Society Press, Tokyo, 229-237. [pdf]
  • Taborsky, M., Hert, E., von Siemens, M., Stoerig, P. (1986): Social behaviour of Lamprologus species: Functions and mechanisms. Ann. Kon. Mus. Mid. Afr., Zool. Wetensch., Vol. 251, p. 7-11 [pdf]

  • Taborsky M. (1985): On Optimal Parental Care. Zeitschrift fuer Tierpsychologie 70, 331-336. [pdf]
  • Taborsky M. (1985): Breeder - Helper Conflict in a Cichlid Fish with Broodcare Helpers: an Experimental Analysis. Behaviour 95, 45-75. [pdf, 1.5 MB]
  • Taborsky M. (1984): Broodcare Helpers in the Cichlid Fish Lamprologus brichardi: their Costs and Benefits. Animal Behaviour 32, 1236-1252. [pdf, 1.1 MB]
  • Taborsky M. & Limberger D. (1981): Helpers in Fish. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 8, 143-145. [pdf, 272 KB]
  • Taborsky M. & Limberger D. (1980): The Activity Rhythm of Blennius sanguinolentus Pallas, an Adaption to its Food Source? P.S.Z.N.I. Marine Ecology 1, 143-153. [kein PDF vorhanden]