Prof. Dr. Fritz Trillmich, Universität Bielefeld
Department of Animal Behavior
PO Box 10 01 31
Studied biology at the University of Freiburg, Germany, 1966-1971; Diploma in Cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and macromolecular chemistry, 1971.
Diploma thesis in the lab of Prof. Rainer Hertel; On: "Localisation of phytochrome and flavine in particulate material from homogenized corn coleoptiles (Zea mays L.)"
Doctorate, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München, 1973-1975; Supervisor: Prof. Wolfgang Wickler. On: "Pair-bonding and individual recognition in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)".
Post-Doc: 1976 and 1977 Max-Planck Society, Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Seewiesen.
Researcher: January 1978 – March 1990, Max-Planck-Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Seewiesen.
April 1990 – ; Professor, Chair of Animal Behavior, University of Bielefeld.
October 1993 – October 1994; Dean of the Faculty of Biology, University of Bielefeld.
1997 – 2001 Member of the Directorate of the Center for Intersiciplinary Research (ZIF), Bielefeld.
1982 – 1983: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Physiological Research Laboratory, in La Jolla, San Diego; Guest of Prof. Dr. Gerald L. Kooyman
Nov - Dec 2000; Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands; guest of Prof. F.J. Weissing
Feb 2005, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK, USA; guest of Prof. D.W. Mock
on skuas in the Antarctic (1971/72)
on Galápagos fur seals and sea lions, Ecuador (1976 - 1992, 2003 - )
on marine iguanas, Ecuador (1986 – 1994)
on the South American fur seal in Peru (1979-83)
on snail cichlids in Zambia (1997-1999)
on wild cavies in Uruguay (1998-2000)
Member of the IUCN Seal Specialist Group
General Assembly member of the Charles Darwin Foundation
Head of the advisory board of the "Institut für Vogelforschung, 'Vogelwarte Helgoland'“
Member of the advisory board of the "Institute for Zoo- and Wild animal research", Berlin
"Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology" and "Mammalian Biology"
Reviewer for Grant Agencies:
Elected reviewer of the 'Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft' (German Science Foundation) (2000-2007); Humboldt-Foundation, NSF, NIH, National Geographic, NERC-UK
Reviewer for Journals:
Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Bioscience, Canadian Journal Zoology, Ecology, Ethology, Journal Animal Ecology, Journal Experimental Biology, Journal Zoology Lond., Marine Ecology, Marine Mammal Science, Nature, Polar Biology, Science