Behavioural Ecology

Dr. Anja Guenther

Anja Günther

Anja Guenther
Department of Animal Behaviour
Morgenbreede 45
33615 Bielefeld Germany
Room: VHF-286

Tel: ++49-521-106-2734

email: anja.guenther(at)


Research interests

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Some projects are part of the research unit: Reduction of phenotypic plasticity in behaviour by early experience: functional consequences of an adaptive mechanism?

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Student jobs

At the moment I´m running and planning various projects in which Bachelor & Masterstudents can get involved.



Guenther, A., Kowalski, G.; Von Engelhardt, N. (2014). Prenatal social conditions shape offspring adult phenotype and reproductive success. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology,  doi: 10.1007/s00265-014-1774-z.

Brust, V., Guenther, A. (2014). Domestication effects on behavioural traits and learning performance: comparing wild cavies to guinea pigs. Animal Cognition, DOI 10.1007/s10071-014-0781-9.

Schumann, K., Guenther, A.,Göritz, F., Jewgenov, K. (2014). Characterisation of fetal growth by repeated ultrasound measurements in the wild guinea pig (Cavia aperea). Theriogenology, 82, 490-494.

Guenther, A., Finkemeier, M.-A., Trillmich, F. (2014). The ontogeny of personality in the wild guinea pig. Animal Behaviour, 90, 131-139.

Schumann, K., Guenther, A., Trillmich, F., Jewgenow, K. (2014). Animal housing and welfare: effects of housing conditions on body weight and cortisol in a medium sized rodent (Cavia aperea). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17, 111-124.

Guenther, A., Palme, R., Dersen, M., Kaiser, S., & Trillmich, F. (2014). Photoperiodic effects on reproductive development in male cavies (Cavia aperea). Physiology & Behavior, 123, 142–147. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2013.10.017.

Guenther, A., Brust, V., Dersen, M., & Trillmich, F. (2014). Learning and Personality Types Are Related in Cavies (Cavia aperea). Journal of Comparative Psychology,128(1), 74-81, doi:10.1037/a0033678.

Jonker, R. M., Guenther, A., Engqvist, L., & Schmoll, T. (2013). Does systematic variation improve the reproducibility of animal experiments? Nature Methods, 10, 373. doi:10.1038/nmeth.2439.

Guenther, A., & Trillmich, F. (2013). Photoperiod influences the behavioral and physiological phenotype during ontogeny. Behavioral Ecology, 24(2), 402–411. doi:10.1093/beheco/ars177.

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