Etologi

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In the Ethology division we study animal behavior mainly based on Tinbergen’s four questions. This means we are interested in i) the function and fitness effects of variation in behavior, ii) the developmental background to variation in behavior, iii) the mechanisms behind variation in behavior and iv) the phylogenetic patterns of variation in behavior. For this, we use an array of techniques spanning across field observations, lab experiments and phylogenetic comparative analyses to study behavior in different taxa.

Foraging decisions

Animal personality

Fish brain. Foto: Alex Kotraschal.

Brain evolution

Lövsångare. Foto: Johanna Hedlund.

Climate Change and Behaviour

Collective Behaviour

Eldlus

Adaptive colouration

Cognition

Pigghaj

Sexual Selection

Foto: Christina Hansen Wheat, Stockholm University.

Social Behaviour

Våra senaste publikationer

Alison E. Wright, Matteo Fumagalli, Christopher R. Cooney, Natasha Bloch, Filipe G. Vieira, Severine D. Buechel, Niclas Kolm, Judith E. Mank. 2018. Male-biased gene expression resolves sexual conflict through the evolution of sex-specific genetic architecture. Evolution Letters 2: 52-61.

Natasha Bloch, Alberto Corral-López, Severine D. Buechel, Alexander Kotrschal, Niclas Kolm, Judith E. Mank. 2018. Early neurogenomic response associated with variation in guppy female mate preference. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1772-1781.

Robin N. Abbey-Lee, Emily J. Uhrig, Josefina Zidar, Anna Favati, Johan Almberg, Josefin Dahlbom, Svante Winberg, Hanne Løvlie. 2018. The Influence of Rearing on Behavior, Brain Monoamines, and Gene Expression in Three-Spined Sticklebacks. Brain, behavior, and evolution 91: 201-213.

Masahito Tsuboi, Wouter van der Bijl, Bjørn Tore Kopperud, Johannes Erritzøe, Kjetil L. Voje, Alexander Kotrschal, Kara E. Yopak, Shaun P. Collin, Andrew N. Iwaniuk, Niclas Kolm. 2018. Breakdown of brain-body allometry and the encephalization of birds and mammals. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1492-1500.

Josefina Zidar, Alexandra Balogh, Anna Favati, Per Jensen, Olof Leimar, Enrico Sorato, Hanne Løvlie. 2018. The relationship between learning speed and personality is age- and task-dependent in red junglefowl. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72.

M. Cauchoix, P. K. Y. Chow, J. O. van Horik, C. M. Atance, E. J. Barbeau, G. Barragan-Jason, P. Bize, Annika Boussard, Severine D. Buechel, A. Cabirol, L. Cauchard, N. Claidiere, S. Dalesman, J. M. Devaud, M. Didic, B. Doligez, J. Fagot, C. Fichtel, J. Henke-von der Malsburg, E. Hermer, L. Huber, F. Huebner, P. M. Kappeler, S. Klein, J. Langbein, E. J. G. Langley, S. E. G. Lea, M. Lihoreau, H. Lovlie, L. D. Matzel, S. Nakagawa, C. Nawroth, S. Oesterwind, B. Sauce, E. A. Smith, E. Sorato, S. Tebbich, L. J. Wallis, M. A. Whiteside, A. Wilkinson, A. S. Chaine, J. Morand-Ferron. 2018. The repeatability of cognitive performance - a meta-analysis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B, Biological Sciences 373.

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