Head

Dr. Henrik Brumm
Dr. Henrik Brumm
Group Leader

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Contact

Nicole Drenkard
Nicole Drenkard
Team Assistant
Phone: +49 8157 932-328
Fax: +49 8157 932-209
Room: Haus 5, 0.21, Seewiesen

Group Members

Dr. Sue Anne Zollinger, PhD
Dr. Sue Anne Zollinger, PhD
Research Scientist
Phone:+49 8157 932-352

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Dr. Adriana Dorado Correa
Dr. Adriana Dorado Correa
Guest Researcher
Phone:+49 8157 932-351
Sam Hardman, Ph.D.
Sam Hardman, Ph.D.
Guest Researcher
Room: Seewiesen
Dr. Erwin Nemeth
Dr. Erwin Nemeth
Associated Scientist

About us

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Research Group Communication and Social Behaviour

Bird song is one of the most widely used models to study sexual selection and communication in animals. Our group investigates the mechanisms and behavioural ecology of bird song following a problem-guided approach. We are interested in how birds produce their songs, how they use them to exchange information, and how their signals are adjusted in response to changes in the environment.

We believe that an integrative approach is necessary for an understanding of animal behaviour. In our research we investigate acoustic signalling from many angles, including: vocal physiology, learning and development, mate choice, male-male competition, behavioural endocrinology, and environmental and biophysical constraints.

The main focus of our research is on communication and social behaviour in birds, but selected research questions also comprise comparative studies in primates, lizards and insects. Empirical work involves laboratory-based investigations as well as field studies in Austria, EcuadorFrance, Germany, the Netherlands, Tanzania, and the UK.


Projects
Here you will find a list of our current research projects

Publications
Here you will find the publications from our research group

 
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