We investigate animal and human behaviour on a systemic level, integrating behavioural, ecological, physiological and molecular approaches in order to address mechanistic and functional questions from an evolutionary perspective. Main research topics are social complexity, cooperation, communication, seasonal adaptations, reproductive strategies, stress responses and interspecific interactions. Our model organisms range from mites to humans including fishes, birds, rodents, wolves, dogs and primates. We conduct field and lab based studies using experimental setups under natural, semi-natural and laboratory conditions. Our expertise in behavioural endocrinology represents the basic line for most projects in the respective context. As physiological measurements from non-invasive sources are crucial requisites for both field and lab studies we are intensively engaged in the development, improvement and validation of these techniques. Beyond the transmission of information to a wider public to highlight the importance of basic research and applied aspects, Citizen Science has been successfully integrated and is part of relatively complex research topics such as population dynamics and life history strategies.

 News

1 2 3 4
Publication
 

PeerJ

Publication
 

Scientific Reports

Event
 

University of Vienna and University of Chicago

Sept 16, 2019, at seminar-room 3, 2.027, Zoology, level 2, UZA I, Althanstrasse 14

News
 
Publication
 

PLoS ONE

News
 

Open-Access Zeitschrift für Kinder

Publication
 

American Journal of Primatology

Publication
 

Of course, humans are not unique!

Animal Sentience

Publication
 

Science News

1 2 3 4