Our research interests encompass a wide and diverse array of overlapping topics and approaches, but a unifying theme running through the department is the study of behavioural traits important in pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection.
We study the evolution of these often sex-specific traits with a combination of theoretical, experimental and meta-analytical approaches. For the empirical studies we conduct field and lab experiments, using insects, birds and flatworms as model species. Advanced statistical methods and evidence synthesis complement our research program, which strives to detect and test general concepts in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology.
THE EVOLUTION SEMINAR
Next seminar will take place on the 27th October at 16:15.
Raphaël Royauté (LMU, Munich) will talk about:
"Effects of individual variation in behaviour and animal constructions on evolutionary trajectories"
BEHAVIOUR AND EVOLUTION
All interested are welcome! Get in touch for a link to the online view.