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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I am interested on cooperative behaviour. Because cooperation is widespread in the animal kingdom, it is very interesting to see how it can evolve. Live together is always a challenge, and life find different ways to make it possible. Whether it is between species or within the same species, gender, hierarchy, environmental condition influence the relationships. It is why I focus my master project on the difference between males and females Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in direct and generalized reciprocity.
|08.2014 â€“ 07.2016||Master of Science in Ecology and Evolution with special qualification in Animal Ecology and Conservation, University of Bern
Thesis: "Reciprocal food sharing in male Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus)"; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. M. Taborsky
|06.2015||Field practical in marine ecology, Elba, Italy|
|06.2013||Diploma in plant recognition|
|08.2011 â€“ 07.2014||Bachelor of Science, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Major in Biology. Thesis: "Genetic analysis and characterization of a new mycorrhizal symbiosis mutant in Petunia hybrid"; Supervisor: Dr. D. Reinhardt
Minor in Geography. Thesis: "Fog evolution within 30 years in Broyeâ€™s region"; Supervisor: Dr. Prof. Christian Hauck
Contributions at Conferences:
|ESC 2016||Talk at the 3rd European Student Conference on Behaviour and Cognition, St Andrew, Scotland
"The influence of gender on reciprocal cooperation in rats"
|Biology 2016||Poster presentation in Biology 16â€™, Lausanne, Switzerland
"Reciprocity in rat for dummies" - Award for best poster in "Evolution"