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.
Public concern for farm animal welfare is increasing. Animal welfare is defined as the balance of positive and negative emotions, where...
Conservation of Long-tailed Macaques: Implications of the Updated IUCN Status and the CoVID-19 Pandemic
The often synanthropic long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is listed in Appendix II of CITES and was recently updated to Vulnerab...