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OUR

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

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

jeppe-have-rasmussen

Jeppe Have Rasmussen

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer
Research interests: acoustic communication, bioacoustics, animal behaviour, physiology, neural networks, deep learning
Research project

Automated species monitoring using deep learning-based detectors

malene friis hansen 1

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

Romain Lefevre

Romain Lefèvre

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer
Research project

Horse vocal communication: investigating the function of biphonation

josefine bohr brask

Josefine Bohr Brask

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer

Research interests: social networks, network modelling, network analysis, social evolution, complex systems

PhD STUDENTS

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

anna-osiecka

Anna N. Osiecka

Supervisors: Élodie F. Briefer and Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas
Research interests: vocal communication, rhythmicity, animal behaviour, social interactions
Research project

Vocal behaviour and information coding in a pelagic Artic seabird, the little auk (Alle alleI)

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)

ALUMNI

Helena Moller Norgard

Helena Møller Nørgård

Goncalo Cardoso

Gonçalo Cardoso

Ciara Sypherd

Ciara Sypherd

Roi Mandel

Roi Mandel

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

sabrina-engesser

Sabrina Engesser

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

Vocal communication in babbler birds

avelyne-sylvie-marie-villain

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