Iain Couzin,  Alex Jordan,  Michael Griesser

Dates (Lectures)

Mi 11:45 - 13:15 Online Lectures (Q&A session)


The ability to move can provide distinct advantages for organisms if they can find the most suitable environment to live in. However, to do so, individuals must have the ability for locomotion and the ability to make decisions about where to move. How animals do this is the key focus of research in Animal Behaviour. The study of animal behaviour is therefore highly integrative and has a strong focus on the evolutionary basis of how animals respond to selective pressure arising from their environment. The lectures will first introduce behaviour and explain the mechanisms that generate behaviour. They will then cover a range of topics to provide a broad understanding of how and why animals behave, including: social and collective animal behaviour, predator-prey and co-evolutionary dynamics, group living and social learning, natural and sexual selection, signaling and communication, innovation and problem-solving.

Weitere Details zum Inhalt der Vorlesung im  ZEUS

Video Recordings:

2021-04-14 (Mi) - Introduction to Animal Behaviour I (Iain Couzin)

2021-04-21 (Mi) - Introduction to Animal Behaviour II (Alex Jordan)

2021-04-28 (Mi) - Animal Communication (Alex Jordan)

2021-05-05 (Mi) - Mate Choice (Alex Jordan)

2021-05-12 (Mi) - Cognition (Alex Jordan) (live on zoom only - no video recording)

2021-05-19 (Mi) - Parental Care (Michael Griesser)

2021-05-26 (Mi) - Proximate Mechanisms (Michael Griesser)

2021-06-09 (Mi) - Costs and Benefits of Social Life (Michael Griesser)

2021-06-16 (Mi) - Cooperation (Michael Griesser)

2021-06-23 (Mi) - Animal Behaviour (Iain Couzin)

2021-06-30 (Mi) - Animal Migration & Navigation (Andrea Flack)

2021-07-07 (Mi) - Skill Acquisition and Social Learning (Caroline Schuppli)

2021-07-14 (Mi) - Collective Behaviour I (Iain Couzin)

2021-07-21 (Mi) - Collective Behaviour II (Iain Couzin)