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OUR

TEAM

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

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Élodie F. Briefer

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

Torben Dabelsteen

Torben Dabelsteen

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

LAB COORDINATOR

Tine Simonsen

Tine Simonsen

POSTDOCS AND ACADEMIC GUESTS

Roi Mandel

Roi Mandel

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Malene Friis Hansen

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer and Agustin Fuentes
Research interests: primate ecology and conservation, human-primate interactions, primate culture
Research project

The Long-Tailed Macaque Project

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Avelyne Villain

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer
Research interests: social partnerships, social effects on vocal communication, bioacoustics, social cognition, emotions, ecological constraints on vocal communication
Research project

Vocal contagion of emotions in sheep

sabrina-engesser

Sabrina Engesser

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer
Research interests: behavioural ecology, animal communication & cognition, language evolution
Research project

Vocal communication in babbler birds

PhD STUDENTS

Heidi Maria Thomsen

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

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 Lefevre

Romain Lefèvre

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer and David Reby
Research project

Horse vocal communication: investigating the function of biphonation

Jacopo Di Clemente

Jacopo Di Clemente

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer, Danuta Maria Wisniewska, Jacob Nabe-Nielsen

Research interests: marine biology, whales communication, noise pollution

Research project

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

Isabel Driscoll

Isabel Driscoll

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

damaris riedner

Damaris Riedner

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer, Rasmus Heller and Marina Scheumann
Research interests: acoustic communication, animal behaviour, conservation genetics
Research project

Kinship and its impact on mate choice, vocalization and behaviour in southern white rhinoceros

karina stampe

Karina Stampe

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer and Thorsten Balsby
Research interests: communication, social networks, animal behaviour
Research project

Communication, emotion and defamation in an eupsittula parakeet

ALUMNI

Helena Moller Norgard

Helena Møller Nørgård

Goncalo Cardoso

Gonçalo Cardoso

Ciara Sypherd

Ciara Sypherd