As a Biology Master’s student I study social cognition in social cichlids and the transmission of information within the social group in different species. As a vet, I’m also interested in animal health and its impact on behaviour, particularly in aquatic organisms.”
Jungwirth A, Nuehrenberg P, Jordan A. 2021. On the importance of defendable resources for social evolution: applying new techniques to a long-standing question. Ethology in press
Bin obtained his degree BSc in Aquaculture from Southwest University (China) in 2015, and his MSc in Environmental Science from Dalian Ocean University (China) in 2019. He studies the ways social contexts affect behaviour and autonomic stress responses in social cichlids. He is also interested in understanding how the brain and behavior can be shaped by the social environment. Bin has funded a 4-year scholarship by the China Scholarship Council.
Alex Baugh is an associate professor of biology at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia where his research group focuses primarily on the neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying social behavior, particularly sexual receptivity in female frogs and songbirds. Alex is spending a sabbatical year working primarily in the Collective Behavior department with Alex Jordan’s group with support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and MPI-AB. The primary goal is the development of methods for quantifying and manipulating steroid hormones in cichlids with an aim of using these techniques to test hypotheses about endocrine regulation of social behavior across related species.
Rodriguez-Santiago M, Nuehrenberg P, Derry J, Deussen O, Francisco F, Garrison LK, Garza SF, Hofmann A, Jordan A. 2020. Behavioral traits that define social dominance are the same that reduce social influence in a consensus task. PNAS (31) 18566-18573
Jordan A, Taborsky B, Taborsky M. 2020. Cichlids as a model system for studying social behaviour and evolution. In ‘The Behaviour, Ecology, and Evolution of cichlid fishes: A Contemporary Modern Synthesis’ Abate and Noakes (eds). Spinger Academic.