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Taborsky, Michael; Taborsky, Barbara (2015). Evolution of genetic and physiological mechanisms of cooperative behaviour. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 6, pp. 132-138. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cobeha.2015.11.001

Jungwirth, Arne Matthias; Taborsky, Michael (2015). First- and second-order sociality determine survival and reproduction in cooperative cichlids. Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B - biological sciences, 282(1819) Royal Society of London 10.1098/rspb.2015.1971

Jungwirth, Arne Matthias; Brena, Pierpaolo F.; Keller, Isabel; Taborsky, Michael (2015). Polygyny affects paternal care, but not survival, pair stability, and group tenure in a cooperative cichlid. Behavioral Ecology, 27(2), pp. 592-600. Oxford University Press 10.1093/beheco/arv194

Reinhold, Klaus; Engqvist, Leif Martin; Consul, Albia; Ramm, Steven A. (2015). Male birch catkin bugs vary copula duration to invest more in matings with novel females. Animal behaviour, 109, pp. 161-166. Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.08.020

Hesse, Saskia; Anaja-Rojas, Jamie M.; Frommen, Joachim Gerhard; Thünken, Timo (2015). Kinship reinforces cooperative predator inspection in a cichlid fish. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(11), pp. 2088-2096. Wiley 10.1111/jeb.12736

Groothuis, Ton G. G.; Taborsky, Barbara (2015). Introducing biological realism into the study of developmental plasticity in behaviour. Frontiers in zoology, 12 Suppl 1(12), S6. BioMed Central 10.1186/1742-9994-12-S1-S6

Hendrickx, Frederik; Vanthournout, Bram; Taborsky, Michael (2015). Selection for costly sexual traits results in a vacant mating niche and male dimorphism. Evolution, 69(8), pp. 2105-2117. Wiley 10.1111/evo.12720

Jungwirth, Arne Matthias; Walker, Jonas; Taborsky, Michael (2015). Prospecting precedes dispersal and increases survival chances in cooperatively breeding cichlids. Animal behaviour, 106, pp. 107-114. Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.05.005

Hettyey, Attila; Toth, Zoltan; Thonhauser, Kerstin E.; Frommen, Joachim Gerhard; Penn, Dustin J.; Van Buskirk, Josh (2015). The relative importance of prey‑borne and predator‑borne chemical cues for inducible antipredator responses in tadpoles. Oecologia, 179(3), pp. 699-710. Springer 10.1007/s00442-015-3382-7

Frommen, Joachim Gerhard; Hanak, Sophie; Schmiedl, Christina A.; Thünken, Timo (2015). Visible Implant Elastomer tagging influences social preferences of zebrafish (Danio rerio). Behaviour, 152(12-13), pp. 1765-1777. Brill 10.1163/1568539X-00003303

Mehlis, Marion; Thünken, Timo; Bakker, Theo C. M.; Frommen, Joachim Gerhard (2015). Quantification acuity in spontaneous shoaling decisions of three-spined sticklebacks. Animal Cognition, 18(5), pp. 1125-1131. Springer 10.1007/s10071-015-0884-y

Soudi, Shaghayegh; Reinhold, Klaus; Engqvist, Leif Martin (2015). Host-associated divergence in sympatric host races of the leaf beetle Lochmaea capreae: implications for local adaptation and reproductive isolation. Biological journal of the Linnean Society, 116(1), pp. 169-182. Blackwell Publishing 10.1111/bij.12547

Fischer, Stefan; Bessert-Nettelbeck, Mathilde; Kotrschal, Alexander; Taborsky, Barbara (2015). Rearing group size determines social competence and brain structure in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. American naturalist, 186(1), pp. 123-140. University of Chicago Press 10.1086/681636

Taborsky, Michael; Hofmann, Hans A.; Beery, Annaliese K.; Blumstein, Daniel T.; Hayes, Loren D.; Lacey, Eileen A.; Martins, Emilia P.; Phelps, Steven M.; Solomon, Nancy G.; Rubenstein, Dustin R. (2015). Taxon matters: promoting integrative studies of social behavior. Trends in Neuroscience, 38(4), pp. 189-191. Cell Press 10.1016/j.tins.2015.01.004

Hesse, Saskia; Anaya-Rojas, Jamie M.; Frommen, Joachim Gerhard; Thünken, Timo (2015). Social deprivation affects cooperative predator inspection in a cichlid fish. Royal Society Open Science, 2(3), p. 140451. The Royal Society Publishing 10.1098/rsos.140451

Jungwirth, Arne Matthias; Josi, Dario; Walker, Jonas; Taborsky, Michael (2015). Benefits of coloniality: communal defence saves anti-predator effort in cooperative breeders. Functional Ecology, 29(9), pp. 1218-1224. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/1365-2435.12430

Dolivo Beuret, Vassilissa; Taborsky, Michael (2015). Norway rats reciprocate help according to the quality of help they received. Biology Letters, 11(2), p. 20140959. The Royal Society 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0959

Engqvist, Leif Martin; Cordes, Nils; Reinhold, Klaus (2015). Evolution of risk-taking during conspicuous mating displays. Evolution, 69(2), pp. 395-406. Wiley 10.1111/evo.12591

von Kuerthy, Corinna; Tschirren, Linda; Taborsky, Michael (2015). Alternative reproductive tactics in snail shell-brooding cichlids diverge in energy reserve allocation. Ecology and Evolution, 5(10), pp. 2060-2069. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 10.1002/ece3.1495

Dolivo Beuret, Vassilissa (2015). Short-term and long-term effects of social and other environmental information on the learning and cooperation performance of Norway rats. (Dissertation, Universität Bern, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät)

Dolivo Beuret, Vassilissa; Taborsky, Michael (2015). Cooperation among Norway rats: The importance of visual cues for reciprocal cooperation, and the role of coercion. Ethology, 121(11), pp. 1071-1080. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/eth.12421

Jungwirth, Arne Matthias (2015). Effects of first and second order sociality on fitness correlates in the cooperative breeder Neolamprologus pulcher. (Dissertation, Universität Bern, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät)


Kotrschal, Alexander; Szidat, Sönke; Taborsky, Barbara; Franklin, Craig (2014). Developmental plasticity of growth and digestive efficiency in dependence of early-life food availability. Functional Ecology, 28(4), pp. 878-885. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/1365-2435.12230

Fischer, Stefan; Fröhlich, Benjamin; Krämer, Karl; Goldschmidt, Jan Christoph (2014). Relation between Excitation Power Density and Er3+ Doping Yielding the Highest Absolute Upconversion Quantum Yield. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 118(51), pp. 30106-30114. American Chemical Society 10.1021/jp510209x

Stratmann, Ariane; Taborsky, Barbara (2014). Antipredator defences of young are independently determined by genetic inheritance, maternal effects and own early experience in mouthbrooding cichlids. Functional Ecology, 28(4), pp. 944-953. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/1365-2435.12224

Lewis, Sara M.; Vahed, Karim; Koene, Joris M.; Engqvist, Leif Martin; Bussière, Luc F.; Perry, Jennifer C.; Gwynne, Darryl; Lehmann, Gerlind U. C. (2014). Emerging issues in the evolution of animal nuptial gifts. Biology Letters, 10(7), p. 20140336. The Royal Society 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0336

Nuotclà, Jon Andreja; Taborsky, Michael; Biedermann, Peter (2014). The importance of blocking the gallery entrance in the ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera; Scolytinae). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie, 19, pp. 203-207. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie

Mitchell, Jeremy S.; Wirtz Orcana, Sabine; Taborsky, Michael (2014). Male and female shell-brooding cichlids prefer different shell characteristics. Animal behaviour, 98, pp. 131-137. Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.10.004

Wirtz Orcana, Sabine; Meidl, Patrick; Bonfils, Danielle; Taborsky, Michael (2014). Y-linked Mendelian inheritance of giant and dwarf male morphs in shell-brooding cichlids. Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B - biological sciences, 281(1794), p. 20140253. Royal Society of London 10.1098/rspb.2014.0253

Fischer, Stefan; Taborsky, Barbara; Burlaud, Rebecca; Fernandez, Ahana Aurora; Hess, Sybille; Oberhummer, Evelyne; Frommen, Joachim Gerhard (2014). Animated images as a tool to study visual communication - a case study in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behaviour, 151(12-13), pp. 1921-1942. Brill 10.1163/1568539X-00003223

Hofmann, Hans A.; Beery, Annaliese K.; Blumstein, Daniel T.; Couzin, Iain D.; Earley, Ryan L.; Hayes, Loren D.; Hurd, Peter L.; Lacey, Eileen A.; Phelps, Steven M.; Solomon, Nancy G.; Taborsky, Michael; Young, Larry J.; Rubenstein, Dustin R. (2014). An evolutionary framework for studying mechanisms of social behavior. Trends in ecology & evolution, 29(10), pp. 581-589. Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tree.2014.07.008

Fischer, Stefan; Zöttl, Markus; Groenewoud, Frank; Taborsky, Barbara (2014). Group-size-dependent punishment of idle subordinates in a cooperative breeder where helpers pay to stay. Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B - biological sciences, 281(1789), p. 20140184. Royal Society of London 10.1098/rspb.2014.0184

Kingma, Sjouke A.; Santema, Peter; Taborsky, Michael; Komdeur, Jan (2014). Group augmentation and the evolution of cooperation. Trends in ecology & evolution, 29(8), pp. 476-484. Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tree.2014.05.013

Taborsky, Barbara; Guyer, L.; Demus, P. (2014). ‘Prudent habitat choice’: a novel mechanism of size-assortative mating. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(6), pp. 1217-1228. Wiley 10.1111/jeb.12398

van Doorn, GS; Riebli, Thomas; Taborsky, Michael (2014). Coaction versus reciprocity in continuous-time models of cooperation. Journal of theoretical biology, 356, pp. 1-10. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.03.019

Taborsky, Michael (2014). Tribute to Tinbergen: The Four Problems of Biology. A Critical Appraisal. Ethology, 120(3), pp. 224-227. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/eth.12209

Balzarini, Valentina; Taborsky, Michael; Wanner, Sandro; Koch, Felizia; Frommen, Joachim Gerhard (2014). Mirror, mirror on the wall: the predictive value of mirror tests for measuring aggression in fish. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 68(5), pp. 871-878. Springer 10.1007/s00265-014-1698-7

Thünken, Timo; Eigster, Michael; Frommen, Joachim Gerhard (2014). Context-dependent group size preferences in large shoals of three-spined sticklebacks. Animal behaviour, 90, pp. 205-210. Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.01.024


Wirtz-Ocaňa, Sabine; Schütz, Dolores; Pachler, Gudrun; Taborsky, Michael (2013). Paternal inheritance of growth in fish pursuing alternative reproductive tactics. Ecology and evolution, 3(6), pp. 1614-1625. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 10.1002/ece3.570

Taborsky, Barbara; Oliveira, Rui F. (2013). Social competence vs responsiveness: similar but not same. A reply to Wolf and McNamara. Trends in ecology & evolution, 28(5), pp. 254-255. Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tree.2013.02.005

Martín-Rodríguez, Rosa; Fischer, Stefan; Ivaturi, Aruna; Froehlich, Benjamin; Krämer, Karl; Goldschmidt, Jan C.; Richards, Bryce S.; Meijerink, Andries (2013). Highly Efficient IR to NIR Upconversion in Gd2O2S: Er3+ for Photovoltaic Applications. Chemistry of materials, 25(9), pp. 1912-1921. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society 10.1021/cm4005745

Zöttl, Markus; Frommen, Joachim G.; Taborsky, Michael (2013). Group size adjustment to ecological demand in a cooperative breeder. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological sciences, 280(1756), p. 20122772. The Royal Society 10.1098/rspb.2012.2772

Frey-Ehrenbold, Annie; Bontadina, Fabio; Arlettaz, Raphaël; Obrist, Martin K. (2013). Landscape connectivity, habitat structure and activity of bat guilds in farmland-dominated matrices. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(1), pp. 252-261. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/1365-2664.12034

Frommen, Joachim G.; Zala, Sara M.; Raveh, Shirley; Schaedelin, Francisca C.; Wernisch, Bettina; Hettyey, Attila (2013). Investigating the effect of familiarity on kin recognition of three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Ethology, 119(6), pp. 531-539. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/eth.12091

Biedermann, Peter H. W.; Klepzig, Kier D.; Taborsky, Michael; Six, Diana L. (2013). Abundance and dynamics of filamentous fungi in the complex ambrosia gardens of the primitively eusocial beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 83(3), pp. 711-723. Wiley 10.1111/1574-6941.12026

Fischer, Stefan; Frommen, Joachim G. (2013). Eutrophication alters social preferences in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 67(2), pp. 293-299. Springer 10.1007/s00265-012-1449-6

Zöttl, Markus; Chapuis, Lucille; Freiburghaus, Manuel; Taborsky, Michael (2013). Strategic reduction of help before dispersal in a cooperative breeder. Biology Letters, 9(1), p. 20120878. The Royal Society 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0878

Zöttl, Markus; Heg, Dik; Chervet, Noémie; Taborsky, Michael (2013). Kinship reduces alloparental care in cooperative cichlids where helpers pay-to-stay. Nature communications, 4, p. 1341. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/ncomms2344

Zöttl, Markus; Fischer, Stefan; Taborsky, Michael (2013). Partial brood care compensation by female breeders in response to experimental manipulation of alloparental care. Animal behaviour, 85(6), pp. 1471-1478. Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.03.045

Taborsky, Michael (2013). Social Evolution: Reciprocity There Is. Current Biology, 23(11), R486-R488. Cell Press 10.1016/j.cub.2013.04.041


Taborsky, Barbara; Tschirren, Linda; Meunier, C.; Aubin-Horth, N. (2012). Stable reprogramming of brain transcription profiles by the early social environment in a cooperatively breeding fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological sciences, 280(1753), p. 20122605. The Royal Society 10.1098/rspb.2012.2605

van Doorn, G. Sander; Taborsky, Michael (2012). The evolution of generalized reciprocity on social interaction networks. Evolution, 66(3), pp. 651-664. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01479.x

Schütz, Dolores; Heg-Bachar, Zina; Taborsky, Michael; Heg, Dik (2012). Spawning coordination of mates in a shell brooding cichlid. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2012, p. 517849. London: Hindawi 10.1155/2012/517849

Taborsky, M. (2012). Das Kernproblem der Evolutionstheorie: Kooperation und Altruismus. In: Dubach, Martina (ed.) Evolution wohin? Die Folgen der darwinschen Theorie (pp. 115-125). Zürich: vdf Hochschulverlag

Riebli, T.; Taborsky, M.; Chervet, N.; Apolloni, N.; Zürcher, Y.; Heg, Dik (2012). Behavioural type, status and social context affect behaviour and resource allocation in cooperatively breeding cichlids. Animal behaviour, 84(4), pp. 925-936. Amsterdam: Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.07.017

Biedermann, P.H.W.; Peer, K.; Taborsky, M. (2012). Female dispersal and reproduction in the ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera; Scolytinae). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie, 18, pp. 231-235. Giessen: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie

Schädelin, Franziska C.; Fischer, Stefan; Wagner, Richard H. (2012). Reduction in Predator Defense in the Presence of Neighbors in a Colonial Fish. PLoS ONE, 7(5), e35833. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0035833

Robinson, M.R.; Van Doorn, G.S.; Gustafsson, L.; Qvarnström, A. (2012). Environment-dependent selection on mate choice in a natural population of birds. Ecology Letters, 15(6), pp. 611-618. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01780.x

Servedio, M.R.; Van Doorn, G.S.; Kopp, M.; Frame, A.M.; Nosil, P. (2012). Magic traits, pleiotropy and effect sizes: a response to Haller et al. Trends in ecology & evolution, 27(1), pp. 5-6. Amsterdam: Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tree.2011.09.011

Schneeberger, Karin; Dietz, Melanie; Taborsky, Michael (2012). Reciprocal cooperation between unrelated rats depends on cost to donor and benefit to recipient. BMC evolutionary biology, 12(1), p. 41. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/1471-2148-12-41

Zöttl, Markus (2012). The Social and Ecological Influence on Commodity Trading Among Group Members of Cooperatively Breeding Fish. Bern


Riebli, Thomas; Avgan, Batur; Bottini, Anna-Maria; Duc, Caroline; Taborsky, Michael; Heg, Dik (2011). Behavioural type affects dominance and growth in staged encounters of cooperatively breeding cichlids. Animal behaviour, 81(1), pp. 313-323. Amsterdam: Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.11.001

Barta, Zoltán; McNamara, John M.; Huszár, Dóra B.; Taborsky, Michael (2011). Cooperation among non-relatives evolves by state-dependent generalized reciprocity. Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B - biological sciences, 278(1707), pp. 843-848. London: Royal Society of London 10.1098/rspb.2010.1634

Bruintjes, Rick; Bonfils, Danielle; Heg, Dik; Taborsky, Michael (2011). Paternity of subordinates raises cooperative effort in cichlids. PLoS ONE, 6(10), e25673. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0025673

Heg, Dik; Rothenberger, Susan; Schürch, Roger (2011). Habitat saturation, benefits of philopatry, relatedness and the extent of cooperative breeding in a cichlid. Behavioral Ecology, 22(1), pp. 82-92. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press 10.1093/beheco/arq170

Bruintjes, Rick; Taborsky, Michael (2011). Size-dependent task specialization in a cooperative cichlid in response to experimental variation of demand. Animal behaviour, 81(2), pp. 387-394. Amsterdam: Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.10.004

Abbot, Patrick; Taborsky, Michael; et al., (2011). Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature, 471(7339), E1-E4. London: Macmillan Journals Ltd. 10.1038/nature09831

Biedermann, Peter H. W.; Klepzig, Kier D.; Taborsky, Michael (2011). Costs of delayed dispersal and alloparental care in the fungus-cultivating ambrosia beetle Xyleborus affinis Eichhoff (Scolytinae: Curculionidae). Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 65(9), pp. 1753-1761. Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/s00265-011-1183-5

Townsend, Simon W.; Zöttl, Markus; Manser, Marta B. (2011). All clear? Meerkats attend to contextual information in close calls to coordinate vigilance. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 65(10), pp. 1927-1934. Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/s00265-011-1202-6

Haesler, Marcel P.; Lindeyer, Charlotte M.; Otti, Olivier; Bonfils, Danielle; Heg, Dik; Taborsky, Michael (2011). Female mouthbrooders in control of pre- and postmating sexual selection. Behavioral Ecology, 22(5), pp. 1033-1041. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press 10.1093/beheco/arr087

Mersmann, Dorit; Tomasello, Michael; Call, Josep; Kaminski, Juliane; Taborsky, Michael (2011). Simple mechanisms can explain social learning in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Ethology, 117(8), pp. 1-16. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2011.01919.x

Le Vin, Ashley L.; Mable, B.K.; Taborsky, Michael; Heg, Dik; Arnold, Kathryn E. (2011). Individual variation in helping in a cooperative breeder: relatedness versus behavioural type. Animal behaviour, 82(3), pp. 467-477. Amsterdam: Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.05.021

Lehner, Stephan R.; Rutte, Claudia; Taborsky, Michael (2011). Rats benefit from winner and loser effects. Ethology, 117(11), pp. 949-960. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2011.01962.x

Schütz, Dolores; Taborsky, Michael (2011). Sexual selection in the water spider: female choice and male-male competition. Ethology, 117(12), pp. 1101-1110. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2011.01965.x

Keller, Laurent; Peer, Katharina; Bernasconi, Christian; Taborsky, Michael; Shuker, David M. (2011). Inbreeding and selection on sex ratio in the bark beetle Xylosandrus germanus. BMC evolutionary biology, 11(1), p. 359. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/1471-2148-11-359

Weissing, Franjo J.; Edelaar, Pim; van Doorn, G. Sander (2011). Adaptive speciation theory: a conceptual review. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 65(3), pp. 461-480. Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/s00265-010-1125-7

Servedio, Maria R.; van Doorn, G. Sander; Kopp, Michael; Frame, Alicia M.; Nosil, Patrik (2011). Magic traits in speciation: 'magic' but not rare? Trends in ecology & evolution, 26(8), pp. 389-397. Amsterdam: Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tree.2011.04.005

Chervet, Neomie; Zöttl, Markus; Schürch, Roger; Taborsky, Michael; Heg, Dik (2011). Repeatability and heritability of behavioural types in a social cichlid. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2011(ID 321729), p. 321729. London: Hindawi 10.4061/2011/321729

Heg, Dik; Schürch, Roger; Rothenberger, Susan (2011). Behavioral type and growth rate in a cichlid fish. Behavioral Ecology, 22(6), pp. 1227-1233. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press 10.1093/beheco/arr118

Biedermann, Peter H.W.; Taborsky, Michael (2011). Larval helpers and age polyethism in ambrosia beetles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - PNAS, 108(41), pp. 17064-17069. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences NAS 10.1073/pnas.1107758108


Gygax, Lorenz; Neisen, Gesa; Wechsler, Beat (2010). Socio-Spatial Relationships in Dairy Cows. Ethology, 116(1), pp. 10-23. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2009.01708.x

Kotrschal, Alexander (2010). The influence of early environment on later life - physiology, behaviour and evolution Bern: Institut für Ökologie und Evolution der Universität Bern

Fischer, Barbara (2010). Evolution of plastic life-histories Bern: Institut für Ökologie und Evolution der Universität Bern

Gerber, Barbara (2010). The influence of female body condition and predator threat on the brood care behaviour of mouthbrooding cichlids Bern: Institut für Ökologie und Evolution der Universität Bern

Taborsky, Michael (2010). Ethology in Europe. In: Breed, Michael D.; Moore, Janice (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, vol. 1 (pp. 649-651). Amsterdam: Elsevier

Taborsky, Michael; Neat, Francis C. (2010). Fertilization mode, sperm competition, and cryptic female choice shape primary sexual characters in fish. In: Leonard, Janet L.; Cordoba-Aguilar, Alex (eds.) The Evolution of Primary Sexual Characters in Animals (pp. 379-408). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Taborsky, Michael; Brockmann, H. Jane (2010). Alternative reproductive tactics and life history phenotypes. In: Kappeler, Peter (ed.) Animal Behaviour: Evolution and Mechanisms (pp. 537-586). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag

Taborsky, Michael (2010). Anonymous (and other) social experience and the evolution of cooperation by reciprocity. In: Szekely, T.; Moore, A.J.; Komdeur, J. (eds.) Social behaviour: genes, ecology and evolution (pp. 470-473). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Taborsky, Michael (2010). Sample size in the study of behaviour. Ethology, 116(3), pp. 185-202. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2010.01751.x

Kotrschal, Alexander; Taborsky, Barbara (2010). Resource defence or exploded lek? - A question of perspective. Ethology, 116(12), pp. 1189-1198. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2010.01831.x

Bergmüller, Ralph; Taborsky, Michael (2010). Animal personality due to social niche specialisation. Trends in ecology & evolution, 25(9), pp. 504-511. Amsterdam: Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tree.2010.06.012

Heg, Dik; Taborsky, Michael (2010). Helper response to experimentally manipulated predation risk in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. PLoS ONE, 5(5), e10784. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0010784

Voigt-Heucke, Silke L.; Taborsky, Michael; Dechmann, Dina K. N. (2010). A dual function of echolocation: bats use echolocation calls to identify familiar and unfamiliar individuals. Animal behaviour, 80(1), pp. 59-67. Amsterdam: Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.03.025

Schaedelin, Franziska C.; Taborsky, Michael (2010). Female choice of a non-bodily ornament: an experimental study of cichlid sand craters in Cyathopharynx furcifer. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 64(9), pp. 1437-1447. Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/s00265-010-0959-3

Bruintjes, Rick; Hekman, Renske; Taborsky, Michael (2010). Experimental global food reduction raises resource acquisition costs of brood care helpers and reduces their helping effort. Functional Ecology, 24(5), pp. 1054-1063. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2010.01715.x

Kotrschal, Alexander; Taborsky, Barbara (2010). Environmental change enhances cognitive abilities in fish. PLoS biology, 8(4), e1000351. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000351

Kotrschal, Alexander (2010). Telomere als Psychobiomarker. Gehirn & Geist, 3, pp. 64-67.

Schütz, Dolores; Pachler, Gudrun; Ripmeester, Erwin; Goffinet, Olivier; Taborsky, Michael (2010). Reproductive investment of giants and dwarfs: specialized tactics in a cichlid fish with alternative male morphs. Functional Ecology, 24(1), pp. 131-140. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2009.01605.x

Schürch, Roger; Rothenberger, Susan; Heg, Dik (2010). The building-up of social relationships: behavioural types, social networks and cooperative breeding in a cichlid. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society. Series B - biological sciences, 365(1560), pp. 4089-4098. London: Royal Society of London 10.1098/rstb.2010.0177

Wolf, Max; Van Doorn, Gerrit Sander; Weissing, Franz J. (2010). On the coevolution of social responsiveness and behavioural consistency. Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B - biological sciences, 278(1704), pp. 440-448. London: Royal Society of London 10.1098/rspb.2010.1051


Aschwanden, Janine; Gygax, Lorenz; Wechsler, Beat; Keil, Nina Maria (2009). Loose housing of small goat groups: Influence of visual cover and elevated levels on feeding, resting and agonistic behaviour. Applied animal behaviour science, 119(3-4), pp. 171-179. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2009.04.005

Aschwanden, Janine; Gygax, Lorenz; Wechsler, Beat; Keil, Nina M. (2009). Structural modifications at the feeding place: Effects of partitions and platforms on feeding and social behaviour of goats. Applied animal behaviour science, 119(3-4), pp. 180-192. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2009.04.004

Burri, Milena; Wechsler, Beat; Gygax, Lorenz; Weber, Roland (2009). Influence of straw length, sow behaviour and room temperature on the incidence of dangerous situations for piglets in a loose farrowing system. Applied animal behaviour science, 117(3-4), pp. 181-189. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2008.12.005

Gygax, Lorenz; Neisen, Gesa; Wechsler, Beat (2009). Differences between single and paired heifers in residency in functional areas, length of travel path, and area used throughout days 1-6 after integration into a free stall dairy herd. Applied animal behaviour science, 120(1-2), pp. 49-55. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2009.05.002

Haufe, Helge Christiane; Gygax, Lorenz; Steiner, Beat; Friedli, Katharina; Stauffacher, Markus; Wechsler, Beat (2009). Influence of floor type in the walking area of cubicle housing systems on the behaviour of dairy cows. Applied animal behaviour science, 116(1), pp. 21-27. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2008.07.004

Neisen, Gesa; Wechsler, Beat; Gygax, Lorenz (2009). Effects of the introduction of single heifers or pairs of heifers into dairy-cow herds on the temporal and spatial associations of heifers and cows. Applied animal behaviour science, 119(3-4), pp. 127-136. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2009.04.006

Neisen, Gesa; Wechsler, Beat; Gygax, Lorenz (2009). Choice of scan-sampling intervals-An example with quantifying neighbours in dairy cows. Applied animal behaviour science, 116(2-4), pp. 134-140. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2008.08.006

Reefmann, Nadine; Bütikofer Kaszàs, Franziska; Wechsler, Beat; Gygax, Lorenz (2009). Physiological expression of emotional reactions in sheep. Physiology & behavior, 98(1-2), pp. 235-241. St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.physbeh.2009.05.017

Reefmann, Nadine; Bütikofer Kaszas, Franziska; Wechsler, Beat; Gygax, Lorenz (2009). Ear and tail postures as indicators of emotional valence in sheep. Applied animal behaviour science, 118(3-4), pp. 199-207. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2009.02.013

Reefmann, Nadine; Wechsler, Beat; Gygax, Lorenz (2009). Behavioural and physiological assessment of positive and negative emotion in sheep. Animal behaviour, 78(3), pp. 651-659. Amsterdam: Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.06.015

Savary, Pascal; Gygax, Lorenz; Wechsler, Beat; Hauser, Rudolf (2009). Effect of a synthetic plate in the lying area on lying behaviour, degree of fouling and skin lesions at the leg joints of finishing pigs. Applied animal behaviour science, 118(1-2), pp. 20-27. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2009.02.006

Taborsky, Michael (2009). Biased Citation Practice and Taxonomic Parochialism. Ethology, 115(2), pp. 105-111. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2009.01610.x

Biedermann, Peter H. W.; Klepzig, Kier D.; Taborsky, Michael (2009). Fungus Cultivation by Ambrosia Beetles: Behavior and Laboratory Breeding Success in Three Xyleborine Species. Environmental entomology, 38(4), pp. 1096-1105. College Park, Md.: Entomological Society of America 10.1603/022.038.0417

Fischer, Barbara; Taborsky, Barbara; Dieckmann, Ulf (2009). Unexpected Patterns of Plastic Energy Allocation in Stochastic Environments. American naturalist, 173(3), E108-E120. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press 10.1086/596536

Häsler, Marcel; Lindeyer, Charlotte M; Taborsky, Michael (2009). Reproductive parasitism: male and female responses to conspecific and heterospecific intrusions at spawning in a mouth-brooding cichlid Ophthalmotilapia ventralis. Journal of fish biology, 75(7), pp. 1845-1856. Oxford: Blackwell 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02442.x

Immler, Simone; Taborsky, Michael (2009). Sequential polyandry affords post-mating sexual selection in the mouths of cichlid females. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 63(8), pp. 1219-1230. Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/s00265-009-0744-3

Mitchell, Jeremy S.; Jutzeler, Eva; Heg, Dik; Taborsky, Michael (2009). Dominant members of cooperatively-breeding groups adjust their behaviour in response to the sexes of their subordinates. Behaviour, 146(12), pp. 1665-1686. Leiden, NL: Brill 10.1163/000579509X12459328580026

Mitchell, Jeremy S.; Jutzeler, Eva; Heg, Dik; Taborsky, Michael (2009). Gender Differences in the Costs that Subordinate Group Members Impose on Dominant Males in a Cooperative Breeder. Ethology, 115(12), pp. 1162-1174. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2009.01705.x

Rankin, Daniel J.; Taborsky, Michael (2009). Assortment and the Evolution of Generalized Reciprocity. Evolution, 63(7), pp. 1913-1922. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00656.x

Schaedelin, Franziska C.; Taborsky, Michael (2009). Extended phenotypes as signals. Biological reviews, 84(2), pp. 293-313. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2008.00075.x

Taborsky, Barbara; Guyer, L.; Taborsky, Michael (2009). Size-assortative mating in the absence of mate choice. Animal behaviour, 77(2), pp. 439-448. Amsterdam: Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.10.020

Taborsky, Michael (2009). Reproductive skew in cooperative fish groups: virtue and limitations of alternative modeling approaches. In: Hager, Reinmar; Jones, Clara B. (eds.) Reproductive Skew in Vertebrates: Proximate and Ultimate Causes (pp. 265-304). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Rankin, Daniel; Eggimann, Franziska (2009). The evolution of judgement bias in indirect reciprocity. Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B - biological sciences, 276(1660), pp. 1339-1345. London: Royal Society of London 10.1098/rspb.2008.1715

van Doorn, Gerrit Sander; Edelaar, Pim; Weissing, Franz J. (2009). On the Origin of Species by Natural and Sexual Selection. Science, 326(5960), pp. 1704-1707. Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science 10.1126/science.1181661


Aschwanden, Janine; Gygax, Lorenz; Wechsler, Beat; Keil, Nina M. (2008). Social distances of goats at the feeding rack: Influence of the quality of social bonds, rank differences, grouping age and presence of horns. Applied animal behaviour science, 114(1-2), pp. 116-131. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2008.02.002

Aschwanden, Janine; Gygaxa, Lorenz; Wechsler, Beat; Keila, Nina M. (2008). Cardiac activity in dairy goats whilst feeding side-by-side at two different distances and during social separation. Physiology & behavior, 95(5), pp. 641-648. St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.physbeh.2008.09.016

Doligez, Blandine; Berthouly, Anne; Doligez, Damien; Tanner, Marion; Saladin, Verena; Bonfils, Danielle; Richner, Heinz (2008). Spatial scale of local breeding habitat quality and adjustment of breeding decisions. Ecology, 89(5), pp. 1436-1444. Washington, D.C.: Ecological Society of America 10.1890/07-0113.1

Bender, Nicole; Heg-Bachar, Zina; Oliveira, Rui F.; Canario, Adelino V.M.; Taborsky, Michael (2008). Hormonal control of brood care and social status in a cichlid fish with brood care helpers. Physiology & behavior, 94(3), pp. 349-358. St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.physbeh.2008.02.002

Bender, Nicole; Taborsky, Michael; Power, Deborah M. (2008). The role of prolactin in the regulation of brood care in the cooperatively breeding fish Neolamprologus pulcher. Journal of experimental zoology. Part A - ecological genetics and physiology, 309A(9), pp. 515-524. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Liss 10.1002/jez.482

Brockmann, H. Jane; Oliveira, Rui F.; Taborsky, Michael (2008). Integrating mechanisms and function: prospects for future research. In: Oliveira, Rui F.; Taborsky, Michael; Brockmann, H. Jane (eds.) Alternative Reproductive Tactics. An Integrative Approach (pp. 471-489). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Brockmann, H. Jane; Taborsky, Michael (2008). Alternative reproductive tactics and the evolution of alternative allocation phenotypes. In: Oliveira, Rui F.; Taborsky, Michael; Brockmann, H. Jane (eds.) Alternative Reproductive Tactics. An Integrative Approach 30 (pp. 1-51). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 10.1016/S0065-3454(01)80004-8

Bruintjes, Rick; Taborsky, Michael (2008). Helpers in a cooperative breeder pay a high price to stay: effects of demand, helper size and sex. Animal behaviour, 75(6), pp. 1843-1850. Amsterdam: Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.12.004

Dierkes, P.; Taborsky, Michael; Achmann, R. (2008). Multiple paternity in the cooperatively breeding fish Neolamprologus pulcher. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 62(10), pp. 1581-1589. Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/s00265-008-0587-3

Heg, Dik; Heg-Bachar, Zina; Brouwer, L.; Taborsky, Michael (2008). Experimentally induced helper dispersal in colonially breeding cooperative cichlids. Environmental biology of fishes, 83(2), pp. 191-206. Dordrecht: Springer 10.1007/s10641-007-9317-3

Heg, Dik; Jutzeler, Eva; Bonflis, Danielle; Mitchell, Jeremy S. (2008). Group composition affects male reproductive partitioning in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Molecular Ecology, 17(19), pp. 4359-4370. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03920.x

Hirschenhauser, Katharina; Canário, Adelino V.M.; Ros, Albert; Taborsky, Michael; Oliveira, Rui F. (2008). Social context may affect urinary excretion of 11-ketotestosterone in African cichlids. Behaviour, 145(10), pp. 1367-1388. Leiden, NL: Brill 10.1163/156853908785765935

Hochberg, Michael E.; Rankin, Daniel J.; Taborsky, Michael (2008). The coevolution of cooperation and dispersal in social groups and its implications for the emergence of multicellularity. BMC evolutionary biology, 8(1), p. 238. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/1471-2148-8-238

Ilmonen, Petteri; Kotrschal, Alexander; Penn, Dustin J. (2008). Telomere Attrition Due to Infection. PLoS ONE, 3(5), e2143. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0002143

Maan, Martine E.; Taborsky, Michael (2008). Sexual conflict over breeding substrate causes female expulsion and offspring loss in a cichlid fish. Behavioral Ecology, 19(2), pp. 302-308. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press 10.1093/beheco/arm129

Moksnes, Arne; Røskaft, Eivin; Rudolfsen, Geir; Skjelseth, Sigrun; Stokke, Bård G; Kleven, Oddmund; Gibbs, H.Lisle; Honza, Marcel; Taborsky, Barbara; Teuschl, Yvonne; Vogl, Wolfgang; Taborsky, Michael (2008). Individual female common cuckoos Cuculus canorus lay constant egg types but egg appearance cannot be used to assign eggs to females. Journal of avian biology, 39(2), pp. 238-241. Copenhagen: Munksgaard 10.1111/j.2008.0908-8857.04158.x

Rutte, Claudia; Taborsky, Michael (2008). The influence of social experience on cooperative behaviour of rats ( Rattus norvegicus ): direct vs generalised reciprocity. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 62(4), pp. 499-505. Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/s00265-007-0474-3

Taborsky, Michael (2008). The Use of Theory in Behavioural Research [Editorial]. Ethology, 14(1), pp. 1-6. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2007.01458.x

Oliveira, Rui F.; Taborsky, Michael; Brockmann, H. Jane (2008). Alternative Reproductive Tactics. An Integrative Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Taborsky, Michael; Oliveira, Rui F.; Brockmann, H. Jane (2008). The evolution of alternative reproductive tactics: concepts and questions. In: Oliveira, Rui F.; Taborsky, Michael; Brockmann, H. Jane (eds.) Alternative Reproductive Tactics. An Integrative Approach (pp. 1-21). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Taborsky, Michael (2008). Alternative reproductive tactics in fish. In: Oliveira, Rui F.; Taborsky, Michael; Brockmann, H. Jane (eds.) Alternative Reproductive Tactics. An Integrative Approach (pp. 251-299). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press


Bergmüller, Ralph; Taborsky, Michael (2007). Adaptive behavioural syndromes due to strategic niche specialization. BMC evolutionary biology, 7(1), p. 12. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/1472-6785-7-12

Peer, Katharina; Taborsky, Michael (2007). Delayed dispersal as a potential route to cooperative breeding in ambrosia beetles. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 61(5), pp. 729-739. Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/s00265-006-0303-0

Taborsky, Michael (2007). Impact factor statistics and publication practice: What can we learn? (Editorial). Ethology, 113(1), pp. 1-8. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2007.01329.x

Duftner, Nina; Sefc, Kristina; Koblmuller, Stephan; Salzburger, Walter; Taborsky, Michael; Sturmbauer, Christian (2007). Parallel evolution of facial stripe patterns in the Neolamprologus brichardilpulcher species complex endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 45(2), pp. 706-715. San Diego, Calif.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.08.001

Rutte, Claudia; Taborsky, Michael (2007). Generalized Reciprocity in Rats. PLoS biology, 5(7), e196. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050196

Schütz, Dolores; Taborsky, Michael; Drapela, Thomas (2007). Air bells of water spiders are an extended phenotype modified in response to gas composition. Journal of experimental zoology. Part A - ecological genetics and physiology, 307A(10), pp. 549-555. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Liss 10.1002/jez.410

Skubic, Eva (2007). Cooperation theory of cooperative breeding (Commentary). Behavioural processes, 76(2), pp. 90-94. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.beproc.2006.12.012

Taborsky, Michael (2007). Cooperation built the Tower of Babel (Commentary). Behavioural processes, 76(2), pp. 95-99. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.beproc.2007.01.013


Rutte, Claudia; Taborsky, Michael; Brinkhof, Martin W G (2006). What sets the odds of winning and losing? Trends in ecology & evolution, 21(1), pp. 16-21. Amsterdam: Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tree.2005.10.014

Heg, Dik; Bergmüller, Ralph; Bonfils, Danielle; Otti, Oliver; Bachar, Zina; Burri, Reto; Heckel, Gerald; Taborsky, Michael (2006). Cichlids do not adjust reproductive skew to the availability of independent breeding options. Behavioral Ecology, 17(3), pp. 419-429. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press 10.1093/beheco/arj056

Bender, Nicole; Heg, Dik; Hamilton, Ian; Bachar, Zina; Taborsky, Michael; Oliveira, Rui (2006). The relationship between social status, behaviour, growth and steroids in male helpers and breeders of a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Hormones and behavior, 50(2), pp. 173-182. San Diego, Calif.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2006.02.009

Hamilton, Ian Michael; Häsler, Marcel; Taborsky, Michael (2006). Predators, reproductive parasites, and the persistence of poor males on leks. Behavioral Ecology, 17(1), pp. 97-107. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press 10.1093/beheco/ari099

Schaedelin, Franziska; Taborsky, Michael (2006). Mating craters of Cyathopharynx furcifer (Cichlidae) are individually specific, extended phenotypes. Animal behaviour, 72(4), pp. 753-761. Amsterdam: Elsevier Ltd. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.11.028

Schuetz, Dolores; Parker, Geoffrey; Taborsky, Michael; Sato, Tetsu (2006). An optimality approach to male and female body sizes in an extremely size-dimorphic cichlid fish. Evolutionary ecology research, 8(8), pp. 1393-1408. Tucson, Ariz.: Evolutionary Ecology

Taborsky, Michael (2006). Of gulls, geese and two men [Book Reviews]. Trends in ecology & evolution, 21(3), pp. 119-120. Amsterdam: Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tree.2005.11.002

Taborsky, Michael (2006). Ethology into a new era (Editorial). Ethology, 112(1), pp. 1-6. Berlin: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2006.01205.x

Hamilton, Ian (2006). The ideal free distribution. In: Stephens, D.W.; Brown, J.; Ydenberg, R.C. (eds.) Foraging. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press


Engqvist, Leif Martin; Cordes, Nils; Schwenniger, Janina; Bakhtina, Svetlana; Schmoll, Tim (2002). Female remating behavior in a lekking moth. Ethology, 120(7), pp. 662-671. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/eth.12237

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