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

Maksym Romenskyy, James E. Herbert-Read, Ashley J. W. Ward, David J. T. Sumpter. 2017. Body size affects the strength of social interactions and spatial organization of a schooling fish (Pseudomugil signifer). Royal Society Open Science 4.

Anna Favati. 2017. The relationship between personality and social dominance in the domestic fowl – a critical perspective. Doctoral thesis. Department of Zoology, Stockholm University.

Ulrika A. Bergvall, Olof Leimar. 2017. Directional associational plant defense from Red deer (Cervus elaphus) foraging decisions. Ecosphere 8.

Nikolaus Huber, Sebastian G. Vetter, Alina L. Evans, Petter Kjellander, Susanne Küker, Ulrika A. Bergvall, Jon M. Arnemo. 2017. Quantifying capture stress in free ranging European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). BMC Veterinary Research 13.

Rebecca S. Stutz, Benjamin M. Croak, Olof Leimar, Ulrika A. Bergvall. 2017. Borrowed plant defences - Deterring browsers using a forestry by-product. Forest Ecology and Management 390: 1-7.

O. Borg, M. Wille, P. Kjellander, Ulrika A. Bergvall, P.-E. Lindgren, J. Chirico, Å. Lundkvist. 2017. Expansion of spatial and host range of Puumala virus in Sweden - an increasing threat for humans? Epidemiology and Infection 145: 1642-1648.