Financial secretary Gisela Splett was laying the groundstone (24th of July) for the VCC building at the University of Konstanz.
The new VCC will enable the exploration of swarm behavior and group movements in animal communities with new approaches on an area of about 3,200 square meters. In the special laboratories the movement of all individuals of a swarm is to be pursued. An attempt is made to keep the environment as natural as possible.
Iain Couzin is deciphering the rules that govern group behavior. The results might provide a fresh perspective on how networks of neurons work together.
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Es sind magische Bilder, wenn Zugvögel oder Fische in Schwärmen ziehen. Doch wie manchen die Tiere das? Iain Couzin an der Universität Konstanz hat die Lösung gefunden – mithilfe von Stichlingen.
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Andrea Flack, Máté Nagy, Wolfgang Fiedler, Iain D. Couzin, Martin Wikelski
From local collective behavior to global migratory patterns in white storks.
For little Louis, it is the most exciting day of his life: just six or seven weeks ago, the young stork came into the world on a birch tree in Radolfzell on Lake Constance. Up to this day in June 2014, he has only known his parents and three siblings.
We are pleased that Dr. Damien Farine was awarded the 2018 Christopher Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB). This award is given to one researcher each year in recognition for research excellence in the field of Animal Behaviour. Read more about the award here: http://www.asab.org/barnard/. You can find out more about Damien’s research at his lab page here: Farine Lab
The sea is a tough place for lonesome fish, but when they join a school of thousands, they can demonstrate a spell-binding collective intelligence
Iain and Simon Gingins in a new piece by the California Academy of Sciences’ bioGraphic Magazine.
Research on how conflict, cooperation and communication shape collectives will be given a boost thanks to 3-year grant from the Heineman Foundation.
Flagship €27m building, as part of a €32m investment, cements the University of Konstanz’s place at the frontier of research in collective behaviour.
Please visit the following page for more information about these opportunities: http://collectivebehaviour.com/positions/