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TEAM

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Elodie_F_Briefer

Élodie F. Briefer

Head of the group
Research interests: animal behaviour, communication, emotions, cognition and welfare
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EMERITUS PROFESSOR

Torben Dabelsteen

Former head of the group
Research interests: acoustic communication, social organization, animal networks, animal personalities

LAB COORDINATOR

Tine Simonsen

POSTDOCS AND ACADEMIC GUESTS

Roi Mandel

Gonçalo Cardoso

Research interests: acoustic communication, sexual selection, animal personality, social networks

PhD STUDENTS

Heidi Maria Thomsen

Supervisors: Torben Dabelsteen and Thorsten Balsby
Research project

Vocal behaviour and fission-fusion social dynamics of the orange-fronted conure

Bing Xie

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer and Josefine Bohr Brask
Research project

Relationship between vocal communication and social networks: the case of the plains zebra (Equus quagga)

Romain Lefèvre

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer and David Reby
Research project

Horse vocal communication: investigating the function of biphonation

Jacopo Di Clemente

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer

Research interests: marine biology, whales communication, noise pollution

Research project

Foraging, movements and communication of elusive rorqual whales under anthropogenic pressure

Isabel Driscoll

University of Zurich, supervisors: Marta Manser and Élodie F. Briefer
Research interests: animal cognition, communication, affective state,  behavioural development, sociality
Research project

Encoding of affective state in meerkat vocalisations

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Ciara Sypherd

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer
Research project

Machine learning algorithm to detect emotions from pig vocalisations – SOUNDWEL Project

Helena Møller Nørgård

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer
Research project

Behavioral reaction of mice to an innovative recycled composite material