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Britta Renner wiedergewählt

Gesundheitspsychologin weitere drei Jahre stellvertretende Vorsitzende des Wissenschaftli-chen Beirats für Agrarpolitik, Ernährung und gesundheitlichen Verbraucherschutz – Teilnahmen am Global Forum for Food and Agriculture.

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Clever birds need caring parents

A comparative study conducted at the University of Konstanz of over a thousand bird species comes to the conclusion: the key factor that matters for brain size is parental care.

Collective eating

What connects humans and bonobos during collective eating? A conversation about rituals, rules, and feasts with behavioural ecologist Barbara Fruth and health psychologist Britta Renner.

Season's Greetings from the CASCB Speakers

As we approach the end of 2022, it has already been four years since we started our journey with the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz. We have been a fast-growing community and a community that has been growing together. The older ones among us still remember how little we knew of each other in the beginning and, if we are honest, how little we knew exactly what we were supposed to do together, with all these people from unfamiliar disciplines…

Herds & Hovering: Artists inspired by science

Art exhibition in the foyer of the University of Konstanz, 2 December 2022, 12:00-16:00

How do artists respond to the behaviour of herds of hoofed animals like zebras or antelopes? The art exhibition "Herds & Hovering" in the foyer of the University of Konstanz adopts scientific findings of animal behaviour research in artistic design – from 3D animations to fashion.

ERC Starting Grant for Armin Bahl

Armin Bahl, professor of neurobiology and zoology at the University of Konstanz receives an ERC Starting Grant for his project "Neural basis of zebrafish collective decision-making". The project is funded with 1.5 million euros. Armin Bahl is also a group leader at the Cluster of Excellence "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour" and a Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg.