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

Marianne Haage, Tiit Maran, Ulrika Alm Bergvall, Bodil Elmhagen, Anders Angerbjörn. 2017. The influence of spatiotemporal conditions and personality on survival in reintroductions-evolutionary implications. Oecologia 183: 45-56.

Alison E. Wright, Iulia Darolti, Natasha I. Bloch, Vicencio Oostra, Ben Sandkam, Severine D. Buechel, Niclas Kolm, Felix Breden, Beatriz Vicoso, Judith E. Mank. 2017. Convergent recombination suppression suggests role of sexual selection in guppy sex chromosome formation. Nature Communications 8.

Ariel Rodríguez, Álvaro Dugo-Cota, Santiago Montero-Mendieta, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer, Roberto Alonso Bosch, Miguel Vences, Carles Vilà. 2017. Cryptic within cryptic - genetics, morphometrics, and bioacoustics delimitate a new species of Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) from Eastern Cuba. Zootaxa 4221: 501-522.

Josefina Zidar, Enrico Sorato, Ann-Marie Malmqvist, Emelie Jansson, Charlotte Rosher, Per Jensen, Anna Favati, Hanne Lovlie. 2017. Early experience affects adult personality in the red junglefowl - A role for cognitive stimulation? Behavioural Processes 134: 78-86.

Johan Lind, Sofie Lönnberg, Tomas Persson, Magnus Enquist. 2017. Time Does Not Help Orangutans Pongo abelii Solve Physical Problems. Frontiers in Psychology 8.

Johanna S. U. Hedlund, Frida Sjösten, Kristaps Sokolovskis, Sven Jakobsson. 2017. Point of no return – absence of returning birds in the otherwise philopatric willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus. Journal of Avian Biology.