Iain Couzin, a leader in the study of collective animal behaviour, is the recipient of the 2019 Lagrange – CRT Foundation Prize, the first and most important international recognition dedicated to the study of complex systems across all disciplines. Couzin is Director of the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Konstanz as well as Chair of Biodiversity and Collective Behaviour and Co-Director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz.
15Dr. Damien Farine wins 2019 ERC grant
Biologist at the interface of collective behaviour and ecology nabs prestigious European grant for early career researchers.
Dr. Damien Farine, a principal investigator at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant. Announced today, the prominent grant—which includes 1.5 million euros in funding over the next 5 years—is designed to help early career scientists and scholars build their own teams and conduct pioneering research.
Researchers discover that information processing in animal groups occurs not only in the brains of animals but also in their social network. Read more….
The cleaner wrasse responds to a mirror reflection as self—but does this mean that fish are self-aware?
The ability to perceive and recognise a reflected mirror image as self is considered a hallmark of cognition across species. Now researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, the University of Konstanz, and Osaka City University report that cleaner wrasse respond to their reflection and attempt to remove marks on its body during the mirror test.
25th of February, 18:00-19:00 in R 611
Prof.Dr.Lee Alan Dugatkin, Professor of Biology and Distinguished University Scholar, University of Louisville will give a public talk at the University of Konstanz about his highly acclaimed book “How to Tame a Fox (and build a dog)”
“Sparkling… A story that is part science, part Russian fairy tale, and part spy thriller.. . it may serve — particularly now — as a parable of the lessons that can emerge from unfettered science,
Schweizer Radio (SRF) sendet einen 53 minütigen Beitrag über Heuschreckenschwärme – 15 Minuten davon sind Iain Couzin’s Forschung gewidmet.
Seit alters her tauchen Heuschreckenschwärme aus der Wüste auf und fressen Felder kahl. Noch vor Jahrzehnten verursachten sie Hungersnöte und Tausende Tote. Seit alters her versuchen die Menschen herauszufinden, wie sie die Schwärme vorhersagen und bekämpfen können. Trotzdem bleiben viele Rätsel. Mehr…
Der Beitrag ist in deutsch.
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The Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour will create a global hotspot for the integrated study of collective behaviour across a wide range of species and scales of organisation.