Etologi

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Etologi

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

Social Behaviour

Våra senaste publikationer

Philipp Lehmann, Wouter Van der Bijl, Sören Nylin, Christopher W. Wheat, Karl Gotthard. 2017. Timing of diapause termination in relation to variation in winter climate. Physiological entomology (Print) 42: 232-238.

J. Krause, James E. Herbert-Read, F. Seebacher, P. Domenici, Alexander D. M. Wilson, S. Marras, M. B. S. Svendsen, D. Strömbom, J. F. Steffensen, S. Krause, P. E. Viblanc, P. Couillaud, P. Bach, P. S. Sabarros, P. Zaslansky, R. H. J. M. Kurvers. 2017. Injury-mediated decrease in locomotor performance increases predation risk in schooling fish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B, Biological Sciences 372.

Simon Eckerström-Liedholm, Will Sowersby, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Björn Rogell. 2017. Time-limited environments affect the evolution of egg-body size allometry. Evolution 71: 1900-1910.

Susanne Zajitschek, James E. Herbert-Read, Nasir M. Abbasi, Felix Zajitschek, Simone Immler. 2017. Paternal personality and social status influence offspring activity in zebrafish. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17.

Miriam Fenkes, John L. Fitzpatrick, Karlina Ozolina, Holly A. Shiels, Robert L. Nudds. 2017. Sperm in hot water - direct and indirect thermal challenges interact to impact on brown trout sperm quality. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 2513-2520.

Stefano Ghirlanda, Johan Lind, Magnus Enquist. 2017. Memory for stimulus sequences - a divide between humans and other animals? Royal Society Open Science 4.