Welcome to the Behavioural Ecology
The Behavioural Ecology Group of the University of Copenhagen studies social behaviour and communication in animals
Vertebrate Behaviour, Emotion, Communication and Cognition: The Behavioural Ecology Group focuses on the behaviour of vertebrates, and in particular on mammals and birds. Our main projects combine the topics of acoustic communication, emotions, cognition and social interactions, in order to understand how emotions influence communication and cognition, how emotions are transmitted between individuals and influence social relationships, and how acoustic communication affects social interactions. We are also interested in how our research can be used to improve animal welfare and for conservation purpose.
Baleen whales influence their ecosystems through immense prey consumption and nutrient recycling1,2,3. It is difficult to accurately ga...
A relationship between the characteristics of the oval nucleus of the mesopallium and parrot vocal response to playback
Correlations between differences in animal behavior and brain structures have been used to infer function of those structures. Brain re...