Head of Division
Prof. Dr. Michael Taborsky

Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
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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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Andrés Quiñones Paredes

Contact

Email: a.e.quinones.paredes@rug.nl

Research Interests

My research interests are mainly around the interface between behaviour, ecology and evolution. I use mathematical models to understand how ecology, life-history and genetics influence the emergence of behavioural traits. To this end, I inspire my models on specific biological systems; thus, I try to have close collaboration with empirical biologists. During the PhD, I have focused mainly on the study of social behaviour. In the University of Bern, I collaborate with Prof. Michael Taborsky in developing evolutionary models to understand the evolution of cooperative breeding in the ciclid Neolamprologus pulcher.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 4/2012 Ph.D. candidate at the group of Theoretical Research in Evolutionary Life Sciences. University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In collaboration with Prof. Michael Taborsky at the Department of Behavioural Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland.
09/2011 M.Sc. Ecology and Evolution (cum laude). University of Groningen, the Netherlands
09/2007 B.Sc. Biology (cum laude). Department of Biology, National University of colombia

Publications

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].

Quiñones A.E. & Wcislo W.T. (2015) Cryptic extended brood care in the facultatively eusocial sweat bee Megalopta genalis. Insect. Soc. 1–7

Quiñones A.E.,Molleman L., Weissing F.J. (2013) Cultural evolution of cooperation: The interplay between forms of social learning and group selection. Evolution and Human Behavior 34: 342–349

Contributions at Conferences:

Talks


Bratsch 2014 Theory of cooperation: a student retreat. Valais, Switzerland

Models: the useful lies of science
ECBB 2014 VII European Conference on Behavioural Biology 2014. Prague, Czech Republic

Negotiation and appeasement are more effective drivers of sociality than kin selection
Virrat 2012 European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Virrat, Finland

The evolution of cooperation by cultural group selection

Posters


ESEB 2013 Theory of cooperation: a student retreat. Valais, Switzerland

Evolutionary transition to eusociality by the coevolution of sex ratios and life-history
Virrat 2012 European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Virrat, Finland

The evolution of cooperation by cultural group selection
MMEE 2011 Mathematical Models in Evolution and Ecology, Groningen, the Netherlands

Combination of selective mechanisms and cultural transmission rules are decisive for the evolution of cooperation by cultural group selection
MMEE 2007 Mathematical Models in Evolution and Ecology, Brighton, UK

Simulating model to see the effect of variation in the oviposition preference on the population of Parides panares (Papilionidae-Troidine)
ELEN 2007 Second Neotropical Lepidoptera Conference II ELEN, Panama City, Panama

Modelo para simular el efecto de la disponibilidad y la preferencia de huéspedes (Aristolochia spp.) en su uso por parte de Parides panares (papilionidae)

Awards

2011 Prize for best poster at the conference of Mathematical Models in Evolution and Ecology, Groningen, the Netherlands