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
Wohlenstrasse 50a
CH-3032 Hinterkappelen

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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. Joachim Frommen

Contact

Email: joachim.frommen@iee.unibe.ch

Phone: +41 (0)31 631 9162

Research Interests

The current research of me and my group largely focuses on three topics:

  • Kin recognition and kin selection
  • Development of social behavior
  • Understanding the influence of the biotic and abiotic environment on the evolution of cooperative breeding systems

To elucidate these topics we use a range of aquatic species like three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), zebrafish (Danio rerio), or gammarids (Gammarus pulex).  However, our main study system is the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2011       Researcher, Department of Behavioral Ecology, University of Bern, Switzerland
2008 - 2011       Junior Scientist, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
2008                Coordinator, Master in Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology, and Palaeobiology, University of Bonn, Germany
2007 - 2008       Post-Doc, Institute for Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Bonn, Germany
1995 - 2007       MSc and PhD student, University of Bonn, Germany

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