News

September 2020

A warm welcome to our new group member Marc, who will work on the “Smelly Plover” Project.

May 2019

We are searching for a PhD student to work on scent communication on Plovers in Madagascar.

PhD Advert Madagskar 2019

February 2019

14th Annual Meeting of Ethologische Gesellschaft: 06.-08. February 2019

What a great meeting! Bielefeld was well represented and congrats to Pia for the Poster prize!

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Our latest paper on avian olfaction is online:

Social Odour Activates the Hippocampal Formation in Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia Guttata)

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December 2018

I am currently on a field trip in Costa Rica, looking for the greater sac winged bat Saccoptery bilineata and the perfume the males produce.

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October 8th/9th

More information is coming soon, in case you are interested please contact me.

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July 2018

Our new paper is out:

Olfactory Communication via Microbiota: What Is Known in Birds?

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June 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Golüke !!! What a great talk.

My first chick fleged! Thanks for everything.

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April 2018

Do Diamond firetails recognise the scent of their nest? our new paper is online

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Taking group picture can be very funny. Thank you all for being part of such a wonderful group.

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March 2018

Our review on “Olfaction in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata): What Is
Known and Further Perspectives” is published in Advances in the Study of Behavior (50)

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Wir bei WDR 5 Leonardo

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A warm welcome to our new group member Pia

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All the best for

2018

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December 2017

Kathrins and Jans paper on species- and individual-specific differences in skin microbe communities in three different estridild finch species is online. Congratulations!!

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Zebrafinken im Fernsehen – Schlaue Singvögel: WDR Lokalzeit

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PhD position available

I am looking for a  PhD working on consequences of Niche confromance in Fire salamander larvae. This PhD will be embedded in the new Collaborative Research Center

A Novel Synthesis of Individualsation across Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Niche Choice, Niche Conformance, Niche Construction

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New Collaborative Research Center funded:

A Novel Synthesis of Individualsation across Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Niche Choice, Niche Conformance, Niche Construction  link

Thanks for being part of this great team.

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Gain Time to think

College for Life Sciences, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin!!

The call for applications  for the academic year 2017/2018 is out !

Deadline is January 7th!

Don´t miss this wonderful opportunity.

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October 2017

Our  new paper on olfcation in the Zebra Finch out.

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September 2017

Looking forward to seeing you at the annual DZG meeting in Bielefeld.

12.-16. September 2017

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August 2017

Sarah’s paper on preen gland size enlargement during the course of breeding in zebra finches is online. Blog entry

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Our Review on animal coloration is out!    Science Review Outlook

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May 2017

Verena received a fellowship for young researchers from Bielefeld University, Congratulations Verena!!!

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Our newest paper on olfaction in blue tits is online link

Nestling blue tits can discriminate between the smell of other nestlings and adapt their begging behaviour accordingly.

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January 2017

There are two new member in the group

Welcome Verena and Öncü!!!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR AND ALL THE BEST FOR 

2017

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November 2016

College for Life Sciences, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin!!

The call for applications  for the academic year 2017/2018 is out !

Deadline is January 8th!

Don´t miss this wonderful opportunity.

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September 2016

I am happy to welcome a new member in the group.

Jan Sauer started his postdoc project on the Impact of skin microbes on odour production.

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August 2016

Our new paper on chicken olfaction is online.

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July 2016

Our latest paper on wing sac chemistry of greater sac-winged bats is online.

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June 2016

What a great meeting! Thanks to all participants and the Ethological Society and the DZG for financial support!

Graduate meeting of the Ethological Society and the Section “Animal Behavior” of the DZG. 3.06-5.06 in Gülpe.

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May 2016

Our newest paper is online:

Female Zebra Finches Smell Their Eggs

Congratulations Sarah!

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Coming soon

Graduate meeting of the Ethological Society and the Section “Animal Behavior” of the DZG. 3.06-5.06 in Gülpe (close to Potsdam). 

There are only a few places left. Deadline for abstracts has been prolonged until all slots are filled.  

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I am currently looking for a PhD student!

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Our newest paper on

“Long-term consequences of early nutritional conditions on the behaviour and growth of fire salamanders” is online

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College for Life Sciences, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin!!

The call fro applications  for the academic year 2016/2017 is out !

Deadline is February 7th!

Don´t miss this wonderful opportunity.

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Bachelor and Master Students Welcome

There are several interesting projects available. In case you are interested please contact me via email.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR AND ALL THE BEST FOR

2016

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Have a look at a great  comment on our latest PNAS article by Steve Portugal in the Journal of Experimental Biology

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from October 2015 untill March 2016 I am a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

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Oktober 2015

Kathrin Engel ist seit heute in unserem Team

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September 2015

Herzlichen Glückwunsch Sarah, zum Posterpreis auf der Jahrestagung der DZG

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September 2015

Our paper on

Impact on kin odour on reproduction in zebra finches

is online

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August 2015

Our latest paper is online

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June 2015

Our newest paper on odour discrimination in zebra finch hatchlings is online

An Easy Method to Test Odour Recognition in Songbird Hatchlings

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February 2015

Marta Rossi started her internship.

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Januar 2015

Meine Arbeitsgruppe hat zwei neue Mitglieder

Herzlich Willkommen : Sarah Golüke und Sebastian Dörrenberg

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22. Dezember 2014

Frohe Weihnachten und alles Gute für 2015!!

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16. Dezember 2014

Our paper on fire salamanders is online:

Caspers BA, Steinfartz S, Krause Et (Online first) Larval deposition behaviour and maternal investment of females reflect differential habtat adaptation in a genetically diverging salamander population. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology link

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11.-14. September 2014

Jahrestagung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft.

Vielen Dank an die Fachgruppe Verhaltensbiologie für die Einladung. Es war einfach toll.

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18. August 2014

Our newest paper on avian olfaction is online:

Krause ET, Brummel C, Kohlwey S, Baier MC, Müller C, Bonadonna F, Caspers BA (Online first) Differences in olfactory species recognition in the females of two Australian songbird species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology   link

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1. Juli 2014

I am currently looking for two PhD students.

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Coming soon

International Society of Chemical Ecology/Chemical Signals in Vertebrates

8.-12. Juli 2014 in Illinois, USA

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29. April 2014:

Es war unglaublich spannend und aufregend – die Preisverleihung der Freigeist-Stipendien. Ein wunderschöner Abend im Schloss Herrenhausen und ein großer Dank an die VolkswagenStiftung.

taken by Suhwa Lee

Suhwa Lee für VolkswagenStiftung