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

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Universität Bern


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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Joint Seminar Series of the Divisions of Evolutionary Ecology and Behavioural Ecology

Guests are welcome

Seminar Location

Haller Auditorium
Baltzerstrasse 1

Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, 16:15, weekly

BE = Behavioural Ecology Lab
EE = Evolutionary Ecology Lab

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Autumn Semester 2016
Group Date Speaker Title
BE 21.09.16

Prof. Susanne Foitzik

University of Mainz


The evolution and genetic basis of behaviour in ants: The role of parasitism and division of labour

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BE 28.09.16

Dr Valentina Balzarini

University of Bern


Cause and effect of individual behavioural variation in a highly social fish

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BE 05.10.16

Dr Gabriele Schino

Institute of Cognitive Sciences & Technologies, Rome


The cognitive requirements of primate reciprocity

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EE 12.10.16

Dr Dario Valenzano

MPI for Biology of Ageing, Cologne


A short-lived African fish sheds light on the genomic basis of life history trait evolution

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EE 19.10.16

Dr Simon Martin

University of Cambridge


Species boundaries and the genetic architecture of hybrid fitness in Heliconius butterflies

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BE 26.10.16

Dr Erik Willems

University of Zurich


The collective action problem in primate between-group conflict

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EE 02.11.16

Dr Kelsey Byers

University of Zürich


Fragrant orchids (Gymnadenia) in the Alps: floral traits, pollination, and hybridisation

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EE 09.11.16

Dr Chris Eizaguirre

Queen Mary University of London


Are you parasitized? If yes, you will evolve fast! Parasitism: from transgenerational effects to ecological feedbacks

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BE 16.11.16

Dr Juliane Kaminski

University of Portsmouth


Do dogs inform?

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EE 23.11.16

Dr Scott Roy

San Fransisco State University


The origins and uses of weird genetics: intron gain and chromosome loss

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EE 30.11.16

Prof. Catherine Peichel

University of Bern


Genetic and molecular basis of adaptation in threespine stickleback fish

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EE 07.12.16

Dr Edward Morrow

University of Sussex


Finding sexually antagonistic genes

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BE 14.12.16

Dr Hirokazu Tanaka

University of Bern


Social system and family dynamics in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus obscurus

BE 21.12.16

Dr Christian Rutz

University of St Andrews 


The evolutionary ecology of foraging tool use in island corvids

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