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Fruit bats migrate with the green wave

Fruit bats respond to seasonal changes and often match peaks in resource abundance as Dr Edward Hurme from the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour of the University of Konstanz discovered.

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How glyphosate affects brood care in bumblebees

Bumblebee colonies exposed to glyphosate are significantly affected in times of resource scarcity. Dr Anja Weidenmüller, biologist at the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz, describes this finding in a study published in the journal Science.

Stress among wild life

How stress is transmitted from one animal to another is the study topic of behavioural ecologist and collective behaviour researcher Dr Hanja Brandl of the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour

Freigeist Fellowship for Hannah Williams

“Movement is a fundamental but complex phenomenon, and we are still a long way from being able to predict when and where animals decide to move and how they make these decisions”, says movement ecologist Dr Hannah Williams. To decipher the riddle the researcher from the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior receives a Freigeist fellowship of the Volkswagen Foundation. Williams will conduct her studies at the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour (CASCB) at the University of…

Copying others to dare

Learning from others can mitigate harmful risk aversion, even if the others we learn from tend to avoid risky, but profitable decisions themselves. This is shown in mathematical modelling and large-scale online experiments by the social psychologists Dr Wataru Toyokawa and Professor Wolfgang Gaissmaier from the University of Konstanz.

Like animal, like man

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize laureate Iain Couzin talks about research for which he will use the prize money of 2.5 million euros

Database of 679 bat species around the world

Krizler Tanalgo, former ZUKOnnect Fellow and affiliate member of the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour (CASCB) has published one of the first and largest databases for bat cave conservation in Nature's Scientific Data.

Under (blood) pressure

Men with high blood pressure have a biased recognition of other people’s anger, as shown in a study by Alisa Auer and Professor Petra Wirtz from the Cluster of Excellence "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour" at the University of Konstanz.

Meg Crofoot receives ERC Consolidator Grant

Professor Meg Crofoot and Professor Timo Müller, a biologist and literary scholar respectively at the University of Konstanz, each receive an ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council funding their research for five years.