PNAS - Predation risk drives social complexity in cooperative breeders. Groenewoud, Frommen, Josi, Tanaka, Jungwirth & Taborsky
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Kinship reduces alloparental care in cooperative
cichlids where helpers pay-to-stay
Zoettl M., Heg D., Chervet N. & Taborsky M. (2013)
Social competence: an evolutionary approach
Taborsky, B. & Oliveira, R.F.
Larval helpers and age polyethism in ambrosia beetles
Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M.
Animal personality due to social niche specialisation
Bergmueller R. & Taborsky M.
Environmental Change Enhances Cognitive Abilities in Fish
Kotrschal, A. & Taborsky, B.
Extended phenotypes as signals
Franziska C. Schaedelin and Michael Taborsky
On the Origin of Species by Natural
and Sexual Selection
G. Sander van Doorn, Pim Edelaar, Franz J. Weissing
Cambridge University Press
Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative
Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J.
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Research InterestI am currently interested in the behavioural ecology of the larvae in the ambrosia beetle species Xyleborinus saxesenii. For a better understanding of the social system of these beetles it is important to assess the role of larvae regarding cooperative interactions in a gallery and how they are involved in different stages of a colony. In my Master Thesis I look into the effects of group size and density on breeding performance and on larval survival. I am also interested in the larvae-fungus interactions to reveal the larvaeâ€™s role in this relationship. To study the species I use an in vitro rearing method to breed X. saxesenii in the laboratory.
Education2006-2010 Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Bern; Bachelor thesis: Dispersal behaviour in the ambrosia beetle species Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg
2010- Master of Science in Ecology and Evolution with special qualification in Behavioural Ecology, University of Bern