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  • Behaviour 2023

    14.-20. August 2023 | Bielefeld, Germany  

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Plenary speakers

  • Frans de Waal

    Zanna Clay

    Durham University, UK

    "The Evolution of Empathy and the Expressions of Emotions: Insights from our great ape relatives"


  • Devi Stuart-Fox
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    Devi Stuart-Fox

    School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia

    "Light manipulation in nature: dynamic colours and beyond"


  • Gloriana Chaverri
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    Gloriana Chaverri

    Universidad de Costa Rica

    "Moving as one: exploring the mechanisms that sustain group cohesion in disc-winged bats"


  • Melissa Bateson
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    Melissa Bateson

    Centre for Behaviour & Evolution, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

    "From foraging starlings to fat humans: an ethological approach to the food insecurity-obesity paradox"


  • Mauricio Cantor
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    Mauricio Cantor

    Oregon State University, USA

    “Foraging synchrony is key to the resilience of dolphin-human cooperation”


  • Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
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    Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

    Conservation Through Public Health, Uganda

    "Promoting Gorilla Conservation through a One Health approach"


  • Barbara Caspers
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    Barbara Caspers

    Bielefeld University, Germany

    "The secret sense - olfactory communication in birds“


  • Stotra Chakrabarti
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    Stotra Chakrabarti

    Departments of Biology & Environmental Studies, Macalester College, USA

    "Land, Lions & Livestock: Behavior and Conservation of the Last Lions of Asia"


    Stotra Chakrabarti - Biology - Macalester College
  • Michael Kasumovic
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    Michael Kasumovic

    UNSW Sydney, Australia

    "Sexy spiders and violent videogames: how social experiences affect mating and competitive strategies" 


  • Julia Saltz
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    Julia Saltz

    Rice University, USA

    "Indirect Genetic Effects in dyads and groups of Drosophila melanogaster"


  • Meg Crofoot
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    Meg Crofoot

    Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Germany

    “Collective dynamics of sleeping in groups”


Schedule - week overview

© Nadine Schubert

The opening ceremony starts on Monday August 14th at 8:30. From Tuesday to Saturday, each day will start at 9:00 and finish around dinnertime. There will be two plenary talks from Monday to Friday, one before and one after lunch and a last one on Saturday morning. The remainder of the days will be filled with talks in nine parallel sessions, including those that are part of symposia. There will be two evenings filled with poster sessions, on Tuesday and Thursday. In addition to the scientific talks, there are various social events, sport events and excursions taking place. The excursions will be held in the morning of Sunday August 20th.

This is the schedule for the Behaviour 2023 displaying the whole week. It is meant as a rough overview and might be subject to slight changes.

Google Calendar

The full schedule is available as a Google Calendar. You can add it to your personal device using this link.


Some tips to make your personal schedule:

  • As all events are in the calendar, we advise you to import the calendar on a laptop or PC, and remove all events you don’t want to attend to make it easier to view on a mobile device.
  • Once you’re viewing the Google Calendar, you can go to ‘Schedule’ mode (top right) which makes it easier to see all the talks.
  • You can import the Google Calendar to other platforms, like Outlook. 
  • Some events are still subject to change and will be automatically synced.

Programme booklet

You can find the programme booklet with additional useful information related to your travel to and stay here in Bielefeld, the conference venue and activities planned here.

Abstracts of the corresponding talks and posters can be found below.


In case you want to learn more about the fascinating talks and poster presented at our conference, just read through the abstracts. They are sorted by session/symposium and the dy of the poster presentation.


General sessions

Poster presentation - Tuesday

Poster presentation - Thursday

Talk schedule

Please click on the following days for the detailed schedule of the talks:

Please find the schedule of the whole week here.

Poster session schedule

Tuesday, August 15th

Raphael Ritter, University of Helsinki, Finland: Maintenance of variation in a cooperative group defense against predators

Veronika Beeck, Austria: Flexibility in the sound production mechanisms of Asian elephants

Anastasiia Enne, Bielefeld University, German: Individualised niches in a variable environment - Consequences for environmental change responses

Leonie Gussone, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States of America: Impact of inbreeding and kin competition on color dynamics during territory acquisition in male Pelvicachromis taeniatus (Cichlidae)

Mark Massaad, Department of Agriculture, Food and Forest Sciences (SAAF), University of Palermo, Italy: Priorities and gaps in Mediterranean bat research evidence: a systematic review for the early twenty-first century

Merit Finia Pokriefke, Ludwigs-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany: Does dietary specialization mediate pace-of-life related adaptations to intra- and interspecific competitive regimes?

Dimphy van Boerdonk, WWU Münster, Germany: What is exploration behaviour?

Hilde Vervaecke, Odisee University of Applied Sciences, Belgium: Exploring Sniffing Durations: A Comparative Analysis of Detection Dogs and Scoring Types

Li Veiros, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom: A closer inspection: Reviewing the debate on whether fish cooperate to inspect predators

Kahounová, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic: Like father, like son?

Annkathrin Sonntag, Bielefeld University, Germany: Perspective from above - The role of flight altitude in bumblebees

Abhinay Arra, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg, India: Honeybee foraging behavior across different landscapes in Southern India

María Dolores Barón Rodríguez, Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas (EEZA-CSIC), Spain: Extra nestlings that are condemned-to-die increase reproductive success in hoopoes.

Hajra Munir, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic: Visual Communication through the pre-orbital gland in the Visayan spotted deer.

Komárková, Prague Zoo, Prague, Czech Republic: Dispersion of births in Przewalski's horses

Garcia Dominguez, Lund University, Sweden: The effect of experimentally manipulating group size on cognitive performance in red junglefowl chicks

Judit Abdai, Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary: Dog-robot interactions: What does it take to become best friends?

Dhanya Bharath, University of Bern, Switzerland: Bimodal signal integration in a territorial poison frog: the role of personality and experience

Noëlle Tschirren, University of Bern, Switzerland: The link between calling activity and personality and its influence on male reproductive success in a Neotropical poison frog

Jonas Tebbe, University Bielefeld, Germany: Diversity over immunity? Genetic contributions of chemical encoding in Antarctic fur seals

Nia Papadopoulou, Bielefeld University, Germany: To kill two birds with one stone: How DNA samples from zoos help to study genetics of both captive and wild mongoose populations

Dawson Clary, University of Manitoba, Canada: Pinyon jays and Clark’s nutcrackers differ in their use of proactive and reactive cache protection behaviours

Gupta, ISEM, Université de Montpellier, France: Interactions between parasites during confections and the evolution of virulence

Vishnu Venugopal, Bielefeld University, Germany: Modelling intraspecific trait variation and niche construction in a host-parasite system

Dorottya Szilvia Rácz, Neuroethology of Communication Lab, Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary: Investigating phonetic sensitivity during lexical processing in the dog brain

Jasmin Firozpoor, Universität Potsdam, Germany: Gut microbiome and behaviour in wild rodents: can MGB-axis favour adaptation to urban habitats?

Lena Dressler, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany: Acoustic communication and its behavioral context in proboscis bats (Rhynchonycteris naso)

Benediktová, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech Republic: Spatial orientation in hunting dogs: A preliminary study on Head-Scanning behaviour

Chiara Flaskamp, Universität Bielefeld, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Germany: Sperm limitation in the lek mating lesser wax moth B: Does it trigger female remating?

Angelica Coculla, WWU Muenster, Germany: Temporal niche choice in Drosophila melanogaster: the role of hsp83 as an evolutionary capacitor

Srdoc, Austria: ManyDogs 1: A Multi-Lab Replication Study of Dogs' Pointing Comprehension

Arianne Marty, Division of Behavioural Ecology, Universität Bern, Switzerland: Do glass frogs possess skin secretions that repel egg or frog predators?

Sara Piquet Morón, Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence, Spain: African grey parrots help preferably conspecifics from their social group

Andrea Meltzer, University of Konstanz, Germany: The interplay of social bonds and intergroup-conflict in a group-living bird

Marie Truhlářová, Charles University in Prague | CUNI, Czech Republic: Effect of model diversity on predator generalisation to differently accurate Batesian mimics

Quigley, Austria: Cue occlusion as a playback tool to investigate multimodal signalling of attractiveness in ring doves (Streptopelia risoria)

Marc Pierard, independent researcher, Belgium: Towards an objective measurement of sleep quality in non-verbal animal species; the horse as a model

Sarah Zala, Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Austria: Male scent but not courtship vocalizations induce estrus in wild female house mice

Maria Paula Arteaga-AvendaNo, Universität Bielefeld, Germany: Object size discrimination learning in Gnathonemus petersii. Distance as an aid?

Anneke Paijmans, Bielefeld University, Germany: Does maternal genetic diversity influence early pup growth in Antarctic fur seals?

Fabbri, Austria: Exploring ravens’ (Corvus corax) social interactions through multimodal displays

Rishabh Bagawade, Bielefeld University, Germany: Multi-scale effects of habitat loss and the role of trait variation

Sarah Bell, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom: Testing the challenge hypothesis in a female mammal

Tobias Prüser, Institut für Evolution und Biodiversität, Germany: Effects of a reduced eye phenotype mediated by HSP90 reduction on the behaviour of Tribolium castaneum

Arne Kalinowski, Department of Behavioural Ecology, Bielefeld University, Konsequenz 45, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany: Carry-over effects of the larval habitat on risk-taking behaviour across metamorphosis in European fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra terrestris)

Silvan Spiess, University of Zurich, Switzerland: Structural variation in a complex vocal sequence in chestnut-crowned babblers

Zoe Umbach, Konstanz University, Germany: Hidden in plain sight? Testing eye camouflage in jumping spiders

Chiharu Furusawa, Hokkaido University, Japan: When, where, and who sleeps? Sleeping pattern is different from resting in wild brown trout

Carolin Stober, Bielefeld University, Germany: Invisible effects of urbanisation? Analysing the microbiome of urban and semi-natural lizard populations

Manon Jeschke, Department of Neurobiology, Bielefeld University, Germany: From a naive bee to an experienced forager: Unraveling the guiding mechanisms which direct bees through cluttered environments

Amelia Wein, , Austria: Reproductive & stress hormones in kea parrots

Judit Stolla, Cognitive Ethology Laboratory, German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany; Department for Primate Cognition, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, Germany: The effect of reward value on the performance of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in a delay of gratification exchange task

Elisa Schulze, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany: Adult poison dart frogs avoid potential heterospecific competitors using their sense of smell

Vibhuti Bhat, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany: Evolutionary drivers of Rescue and Wound care behaviour in the termite hunting ant species Megaponera analis

Victoria Franks, University of Chester, United Kingdom: Parental breeding decisions and genetic quality predict social structure of independent offspring

Judith Janisch, Northeast Ohio Medical University, United States of America: Individual variability of courtship movements influence mating success in a small lekking bird

Orsola Rosa-Salva, University of trento, Italy: Naïve chicks show a preference for non-predictable reciprocal movements in animate agents

Erika Sininärhi, the University of Helsinki, Finland: Relationship between prenatal androgen exposure, boldness, and social rank in the banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)

Avery Maune, Bielefeld University, Germany: How is urbanization affecting social behavior?

Andrea Garguláková, University of Ostrava, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology and Ecology, Czech Republic, Czech Republic: The effects of multiple factors on the main allogrooming parameters in Cercopithecini

Lisa-Kristin Richter, University of Potsdam, Germany: Unmasking the Bandits: Facial Recognition of Raccoons

Janja Novak, Division of Animal Welfare, VPHI, Universität Bern, Switzerland: Digging deeper: Laboratory mice prefer underground shelters to a standard mouse house

Kelsey Bezaire, Newcastle University, Great Britain: Welfare Impact of Human-Animal Interactions on Dogs (canis familiaris)

Danielle Crowley, University Leiden, Netherlands: Disruption of daily and seasonal rhythms in migratory fish species

Akihiro Itahara, Kyoto University, Japan: A motion-capture system reveals the selective use of visual field in large-billed crows (Corvus macrorhynchos)

Uwe Mayer, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, Italy: Naive domestic chicks show an innate avoidance of red foods and a preference for the shape of green frogs

Ann-Sophie Warkentin, Hochschule des Bundes, Germany: Animal Behaviour Collective: Microgrants and Mentorship for Animal Behaviour Students

Ane Liv Berthelsen, Bielefeld University, Germany: Growth curves of Antarctic fur seal pups from birth to weaning

Adrian Hiss, Austria: Are ravens mislead by human cues in a change of location false belief task?

Ellen Ye, University of Konstanz, CASCB, Germany: Exploring flight behaviors through IMU sensor technology in a long-distance migrant

Tristan Canterbury, University of Exeter, United Kingdom: Optimal information Use for divorce decisions

Alizée Vernouillet, Universiteit Gent, Belgium: To Peck or Not To Peck: That is the quail-stion

Pragya Singh, Bielefeld University, Germany: State-dependency of behavioural traits is a function of the life-stage in a holometabolous insect

Dharanish Rajendra, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany: Bridging Behavioural Ecology and Evolution with Reinforcement Learning

 Schroeder, University of Copenhagen - Department of Biology, Denmark: Will personality affect the outcome of an encounter between a European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) and a robotic lawn mower?

Patrick Lewin, University of Oxford, United Kingdom: Compass calibration in free-ranging shearwaters

Ana V. Leitão, Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO), Portugal: The role of competition in the evolution of bird coloration in islands: insights from simulated territorial intrusions.

Avantika Sharma, Wildlife Conservation Society- India, India: Decoding the dewlap: Multiple signals in females and males of a gliding lizard

Paulo Sérgio Amorim, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biodiversidade e Conservação da Natureza, UFJF, Brazil., Brazil: Duet propagation and adjacent-distant neighbor discrimination in a neotropical ovenbird

Tomoko Sakiyama, Soka University, Japan: Rapid Visual Learning of Ant Foragers and its Relationship with Movement During the Acquisition of a Visual Landmark

Diana Abondano Almeida, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany: Sexy fingers: pheromones in male glands of the Neotropical poison frogs

Megan Nicholl, Swansea University, Wales: Cultural and genetic inheritance routes of foraging skills in a social mammal




Thursday, August 17th

Salamatu Abdu, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour, Germany: The role of parasites in shaping foraging social networks in great tits

Bernice Sepers, Department of Animal Behaviour, Bielefeld University, Germany: Buffer or exacerbator? The role of DNA methylation in inbreeding depression in a wild vertebrate

Sabine Kraus, Bielefeld University, Germany: Personality in zebra finches - The long way of selection lines

Daan Laméris, University of Antwerp, Belgium: Exploring the influence of emotional video scenes on arousal and facial expression processing in bonobos

Jonas Verspeek, Antwerp Centre for Research and Conservation, Belgium: Maternal styles in zoo-housed bonobos


David Vendrami, Bielefeld University, Germany: Effects of genetic and epigenetic variation on niche choice and conformance in the Antarctic fur seal and their long-term fitness consequences: project overview

Daniela María Ramirez-MoreNo, Konstanz university, Germany: Do bumble bees have alarm pheromone?

Caroline Deimel, University of Vienna (Austria), Austria: Automated Video Analysis for Standardized Breath Rate Estimation in Birds: Enhancing Reproducibility in Personality Studies

Jules Petit, WWU, Germany: Phenotypic plasticity under urbanisation: A meta-analysis

Bartashevich, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany: Selective alignment force and speed induced leadership in schooling fish

Fus, University of Warsaw, Poland: The Microbial Metropolis: Exploring the Impact of Urbanisation on the Gut Microbiota of Blue Tits

Lisa Trautmann, University Hospital Essen - Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology, Germany: Taste-associative learning induced immune function modulation in rats

Koen de Reus, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands: The multimodal communication of harbour seals

Alex Zemella, Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence, Germany: Gene expression differences in males exhibiting alternative reproductive tactics

Meike A. Pust, Bielefeld University, Germany: Investigating the factors influencing the establishment of the skin microbiome in Estrildid finches

Lisa Ohrndorf, Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Germany: Spatial cognition in free-ranging Guinea baboons (Papio papio) - A natural experiment

Judit Abdai, Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary: Do dogs attribute goal-directedness to robots?

Molly Gilmour, University of Potsdam, Germany: Tri-trophic interactions in foraging behaviour: the concurrent effects of predation risk, population density, and seed functional traits

Zsófia Bognár, MTA-ELTE Lendület “Momentum” Companion Animal Research Group, Hungary: Effect of head shape, training, age, and playfulness on dogs' problem-solving strategy and 'looking back' behaviour

Alfonso Aceves Aparicio, Max Planck Research Group Predators and Toxic Prey, Germany: Green, brown and everything in between: the cost of colour change in peppered moth (Biston betularia) caterpillars

Sarah Nicola Jung, Active Sensing, Bielefeld University, Germany: Strategies for context-specific learning in weakly electric fish

Karina Stampe Ernst, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Communication and fission-fusion group dynamics Eupsittula Parakeets - What happens when new members join a flock in captivity?

Alice Hill, Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Germany: No evidence of a tradeoff between strong and weak social ties in white-faced capuchins

Daphne Cortese, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom: The effects of individual physiology and maze complexity design on fish spatial learning

Tim Maximilian Rapp, Universität Bielefeld, Germany: The ontogeny of individualised niche choice in a polymorphic raptor

Kinga Surányi, 1 Neuroethology of Communication Lab, Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; 2 Doctoral School of Biology, Institute of Biology, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, Hungary: Voice-based individual-level recognition of familiar humans in dogs

Petr Jandačka, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech Republic: Geomagnetic storms accelerate homing of pigeons

Dustin Raeke, Universität Bielefeld, Department of evolutionary biology, Germany: Sperm limitation in the lek mating lesser wax moth A: What are the fitness costs for females?

 Benediktová, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech Republic: Coming home in the dark: Investigating homing strategies and magnetic alignment in hunting dogs during nighttime orientation

Kubičková, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic: Declining parent-offspring conflict with increasing juvenile age in three species of ibex

Lisa Treiber, Austria: How to identify a lioness if you only hear her calling?

Alexander Ruf, Austria: Testing the developmental stress hypothesis: exploration in juvenile ravens (Corvus corax).

Nachiketha Sharma, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study, Japan: Crossing the fence: tool use and other strategies used by wild Asian elephants

Mercedes Molina Morales, University of Granada, Spain: Age effects on personality and cognition in magpies

Eva Matthes, Austria: The effect of human interaction on acute and chronic stress in domestic horses

Carmen Schwietz, Bielefeld University, Germany: A Bird’s Personality and its Bacterial Reality: Exploring the Zebra Finch Microbiota

Kamil Vlček, Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic: Non-verbal episodic memory enhanced by sleep auditory stimulation

Tessa Parker, Austria: A Bird's Eye View of Weight: Do kea rely on visual cues to infer weight?

Maibrit Born, University Bielefeld, Germany: Behavioral response to varying patch replenishing rates in jackdaws (Corvus monedula)

Manuela Schmidt, University Bielefeld, Germany: What do wild animals need when being kept in captivity? A case study of the European fire salamander.

Deepshika Arun, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany: Effect of age on imitation of two-action task in Blue-throated macaws

Chiara Hirschkorn, Konstanz University, Germany: Shake that thing! Abdominal bobbing as a dynamic visual signal in a jumping spider

Alexandre Figueiredo, University of Oxford, United Kingdom: Does natural variation in the gut microbiota predict behavioural phenotypes?

Marçal Pou Rossell, CREAF, Spain: Revolutionizing Long-term Wildlife Monitoring: Automated nest Surveillance using Continuous Recording and Deep-Learning

Brigitte Weiß, Behavioural Ecology group, Institute of Biology, Leipzig University, Germany: The role of olfaction in social interactions of Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus)

Rachael Brown, University of Bristol, United Kingdom: Investigating a body shake behaviour as a potential pathogen alarm signal in Lasius niger

Francesca Protti Sanchez, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany: How bold, bright and nasty are poison frogs?

Yu Takahata, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI, Japan: Urban ecology of Eurasian red squirrels in Japan: A comparison between urban and rural populations

Berenika Mioduszewska, Austria: Dynamic object-fruit combinations by introduced Tanimbar corellas in Singapore

Claudia Janiczek, Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Austria: The Evolution of Beauty: How Birds of Paradise evolved their stunning dances

Sven Krackow, UniversitätsSpital Zürich (USZ), Switzerland: Classifying brain-lesioned mouse phenotypes artificially

Laura Luethy, University of Konstanz, Germany: The cascading effects of climate change on primate food availability, behaviour, and survival

Kenta Wada, Department of Psychology, Keio University, Japan: The relationship between the visual distance and angle to the target in pecking of pigeons


Linnet Jessell, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom: Environmentally driven differences in foraging behaviour variability of black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) both within and between individuals and colonies

Sofia Pereira, University of Göttingen, Germany: Selective social attention: acquisition and use of social information in wild Assamese macaques

Göksel Keskin, MTA-ELTE Lendület Collective Behaviour Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, Hungary: Differences in flight performance and their connections to morphological traits of 14 bird species exploiting thermal soaring

Angelika Reichert, Comparative Cognition, Messerli Research Institute, Department of Interdisciplinary Life Sciences, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, Austria, Austria: Working memory capacity of dogs in a self-ordered search task

Marlene Sroka, Universität Münster, Germany: Investigating consequences of personality differences for animal welfare

Rouba Kiprianos, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland: Food or thrill of the hunt: food preferences in bank voles selected for predatory behavior

Helen Gray, Newcastle University, United Kingdom: Exploring Open Science Practices in Applied Ethology: Prevalence and Attitudes among Researchers

Bruchmann, German Primate Center (DPZ), Germany: Limitations of experience-based sampling to study risky decision-making in nonhuman primates

Luz Maria Guevara Rivera, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany: Partner preference in wild immature Assamese macaques during social play

Julia Jenikejew, Institute of Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW), University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany: Perfect timing – How vocalisation & behaviour coincide with hormonal states in captive Southern white rhinoceroses

Melanie Gleske, University of Münster, Germany: Optimist or Pessimist – a comparative study of two cognitive judgement bias paradigms in laboratory mice

Chisato Yatsuda, Department of Psychology, Keio University, Japan: Sex different effects of visceral stimulation on autonomic response in crows

Maximilian Baldy, Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster, Germany: Effects of castration and sterilisation on baseline and response levels of cortisol—A case study in male guinea pigs

Damaris Riedner, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Sustainable Populations for the Future: Does Kinship predict Dispersal in Southern White Rhinoceros?

Christos Ioannou, University of Bristol, United Kingdom: Virtual prey with Lévy motion are preferentially attacked by predatory fish

Pedro Ravelo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia: Competition, Cooperation, and Altruism in Evolution: An Exploration from Russian Evolutionary Thought in the 19th Century.

Kamal Kishor, IPFT, India: Investigation of Variations in Microbial Response to External Stimuli- A Single Cell Approach Using Novel Techniques

Solène Morelle, Université de Rennes, France: Skull shape predicts sensory behavior in Sceloporus lizards

Lewis Fisher-Reeves, University of Oxford, United Kingdom: How familiarity may underpin navigational decisions – short distance displacements of Manx shearwaters.

Andrew Whiten, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom: Animal Culture Studies Advance in the Pages of Nature and Science

Saul Rubio Tapia, National University of Colombia, Colombia: Effects of prenatal audiovisual stimulation on post-hatching approach behavior in Japanese Quail

Denis Meuthen, Evolutionary Biology, Bielefeld University, Germany: On freezing gastropod alarm cues for more humane animal research

Francesca Leggieri, LNU-Linnaeus University, Sweden: How will changes in incubation temperature influence behavioural variation?

Eva Reindl, Durham University, United Kingdom: The role of causal information for sequence discrimination learning in primates

Reinier F. Van den Berg, Strasbourg University, France: The response of French northern lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) to human disturbance at their nests; effects of incubation stage and

Alejandro Alaman, Bar Ilan University, Israel: Living fast, dying young: anthropogenic habitat modification influences the fitness and life history traits of a cooperative breeder

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