key collaborators

Dr Joachim Frommen

Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern

Ecology of cooperative behaviour


Prof. Josep Call

School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews

Evolutionary origins of mind and social cognition


Prof. Michael Taborsky

Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern

Evolutionary theory and reciprocal cooperation


Prof. Thomas Bugnyar

Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna

Social Behaviour, complex cognition and evolution of mind

former students

09/16 – 12/16



06/16 – 10/16



05/15 – 07/16



05/15 – 08/15



01/15 – 07/16



09/14 – 03/15



06/14 – 09/14



01/14 – 02/15

Internship: Massimiliano Santi

“Generalised vs. direct reciprocity”


Bachelor thesis: Michelle Gygax

“Food sharing among Norway rats”


Master thesis: Binia Stieger

“Cooperation among unrelated Norway rats”


Bachelor thesis: Claudio Müller

“Allogrooming in male Norway rats”


Master thesis: Jonathan Aeschbacher

“Reciprocal food sharing among male Norway rats”


Bachelor thesis: Jasmin Neuenschwander

“Social bonds in female Norway rats”


Bachelor thesis: Binia Stieger

“Reciprocal allogrooming in Norway rats”


Master thesis: Dr Nina Gerber

“The role of olfactory information in a cooperative dilemma”