For a list of Bachelor and Master student theses click HERE

2016

[57]

 

J. Alós, M. Palmer, R. Rosselló & R. Arlinghaus (2016) Fast and behavior-selective exploitation of a marine fish targeted by anglers. Scientific Reports. 6:38093. link 

[56]

 

S. Nakayama, J.L. Harcourt, R.A. Johnstone & A. Manica (2016) Who directs group movement? Leader effort versus follower preference in stickleback fish of different personality. Biology Letters.12:. link

[55]

 

[54]

 

S. Uusi-Heikkilä, K. Lindström, N. Parre, R. Arlinghaus, J Alós & A. Kuparinen (2016) Altered trait variability in response to size-selective mortality. Biology Letters. 12:20160584. link

[53]

 

G. PolverinoD. Bierbach, S.S. Killen, S. Uusi-Heikkilä, & R. Arlinghaus (2016) Body length rather than routine metabolic rate and body condition correlates with activity and risk-taking in juvenile zebrafish Danio rerio.  Journal of Fish Biology. link

[52]

 

G. Polverino, C. Cigliano, S. Nakayama, T. Mehner (2016) Emergence and development of personality over the ontogeny of fish in absence of environmental stress factors. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. doi:10.1007/s00265-016-2206-z. link

[51]

 

A. Schröder, G. Kalinkat, & R. Arlinghaus (2016) Individual variation in functional response parameters is explained by body size but not by behavioural types in a poeciliid fish. Oecologia. doi:10.1007/s00442-016-3701-7. link

[50]

 

R. Arlinghaus, K.L. Laskowski, J. Alós, T. Klefoth, C.T. Monk, S. Nakayama & A. Schröder (2016) Passive gear-induced timidity syndrome in wild fish populations and its potential ecological and managerial implications. Fish and Fisheries. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12176. link

[49]

 

T. Schulz-Mirbach, C. Eifert, R. Riesch, M.S. Farnworth, C. Zimmer, D. Bierbach, S. Klaus, M. Tobler, B. Streit, J.R. Indy, L. Arias-Rodriguez & M. Plath (2016) Toxic hydrogen sulphide shapes brain anatomy: a comparative study of sulphide-adapted ecotypes in the Poecilia mexicana complex. Journal of Zoology DOI:10.1111/jzo.12366. link

[48]

 

C. Sommer-Trembo, D. Bierbach, L. Arias-Rodriguez, Y. Verel, J. Jourdan, C. Zimmer, R. Riesch, B. Streit & M. Plath (2016) Does personality affect premating isolation between locally-adapted populations? BMC Evolutionary Biology DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0712-2. link

[47]

 

B. Key, R. Arlinghaus & H.I. Browman (2016) Insects cannot tell us anything about subjective experience or the origin of consciousness. PNAS DOI: 10.1073/pnas.160835113. link.

[46]

 

S. Nakayama, K. Laskowski, T. Klefoth & R. Arlinghaus (2016) Between- and within-individual variation in activity increases with water temperature in wild perch. Behavioral Ecology DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arw090. link

[45]

 

K.L. Laskowski, M. Wolf & D. Bierbach (2016) The making of winners (and losers): how early dominance interactions determine adult social structure in a clonal fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B DOI: . link

[44]

 

G. Polverino, T. Ruberto, G. Staaks & T. Mehner (2016) Tank size alters mean behaviours and individual rank orders in personality traits of fish depending on their life-stage. Animal Behaviour 115:127-135. link

[43]

 

K.L. Laskowski, C.T. Monk, G. Polverino, J. Alós, S. Nakayama, G. Staaks, T. Mehner, & R. Arlinghaus (2016) Behaviour in a standardized assay, but not metabolic or growth rate, predicts behavioural variation in an adult aquatic top predator Esox lucius in the wild. Journal of Fish Biology 88:1544-1563. link

[42]

 

E.D. Stevens, R. Arlinghaus, H.I. Browman, S.J. Cooke, I.G. Cowx, B.K. Diggles, B. Key, J.D. Rose, W. Sawynok, A. Schwab, A.B. Skiftesvik, C.A. Watson & C.D.L Wynne (2016) Stress is not pain. Comment on Elwood and Adams (2015) 'Electric shock causes physiological stress responses in shore crabs, consistent with prediction of pain' Biology Letters . link

[41]

 

D. Bierbach, K.L. Laskowski, A. Brandt, W. Chen, J. Jourdan, B. Streit & M. Plath (2016) Highly variable, unpredictable activity patterns in invasive, but not native amphipod species. Aquatic Ecology, DOI 10.1007/s10452-016-9573-4. link

[40]

 

J. Tsuboi, K. Morita, T. Klefoth, S, Endou & R. Arlinghaus (2016) Behaviour-mediated alteration of positively size-dependent vulnerability to angling in response to historical fishing pressure in a freshwater salmonid. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 73:461-468. link

[39]

 

C. Sommer-Trembo, C. Zimmer, J. Jourdan, D. Bierbach & M. Plath (2016) Predator experience homogenizes consistent individual differences in predator avoidance. Journal of Ethology, doi: 10.1007/s10164-016-0460-1. link

[38]

 

T. Landgraf, D. Bierbach, H. Nguyen, N. Muggelberg, P. Romanczuk & J. Krause (2016) RoboFish: increased acceptance of interactive robotic fish with realistic eyes and natural motion patterns by live Trinidadian guppies. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 11:015001. link

[37]

 

R. Arlinghaus, J. Alós, T. Klefoth, K.L. Laskowski, C.T. Monk, S. Nakayama, & A. Schröder (2016) Consumptive tourism causes timidity rather than boldness syndromes: a response to Geffroy et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31:92-94. link 

[36]

 

U. Brose, J.L. Blanchard, A. Eklöf, N. Galiana, M. Hartvig, M.R. Hirt, G. Kalinkat, M.C. Nordström, E.J.O'Gorman, B. C. Rall, F.D. Schneider, E. Thébault & U. Jacob (2016) Predicting the consequences of species loss using size-structured biodiversity approaches. Biological Reviews, doi: 10.1111/brv.12250. link

2015

[35]

 

F. Stein, P. Doering-Arjes, E. Fladung, U. Brämick, B. Bendall & B. Schröder (2015) Downstream migration of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in the Elbe river, Germany: movement patterns and the potential impact of environmental factors.River Research and Applications, DOI: 10.1002/rra.2881. link

[34]

 

S.J. Landsman, E.G. Martins, L.F.G. Gutowsky, C.D. Suski, R. Arlinghaus & S.J. Cooke (2015) Locomotor activity patterns of Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) assessed using tri-axial acceleration sensing acoustic transmitters. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 98:2109-2121. link

[33]

 

Y. Zhang, Q. Xu, J. Alós, H. Liu, Q. Xu, & H. Yang. (2015) Short-term fidelity, habitat use and vertical movement behavior of the black rockfish Sebastes schlegelii as determined by acoustic telemetry.  PLoS ONE, 10, doi: e0134381. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134381. link

[32]

 

J. Alós, A. Puiggrós, C. Diaz-Gil, M. Palmer, R. Rosello & R. Arlinghaus (2015) Empirical evidence for species-specific export of fish naivete from a no-take marine protected area in a coastal recreational hook and line fishery. PLoS ONE, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135348. link

[31]

 

C. Diaz-Gil, M. Palmer, I.A. Catalan, J. Alós, L.A. Fuiman, E. Garcia, M. Gil, A. Grau, A. Kang, R.H. Maneja, J.A. Mohan, B. Morro, J.J. Schaffler, L. Buttay, I. Riera-Batle, B. Tolosa & B.Morales-Nin (2015) Otolith fluctuating asymmetry: a misconception of its biological relevance?  ICES Journal of Marine Science, DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsv067. link

[30]

 

A. Apio, P. Umuntunundi, H. Lerp, D. Bierbach, M. Plath & T. Wronski (2015) Persistence of two small antelope species in the degraded Mutura rangelands (Akagera Ecosystem) based on pastoralists' and farmers' perceptions. Human Ecology, DOI 10.1007/s10745-015-9753-1. link

[29]

 

D. Philipp, J.E. Claussen, J.B. Koppelman, J.A. Stein, S.J. Cooke, C.D. Suski, D.H. Wahl, D.A.H. Sutter & R. Arlinghaus (2015) Fisheries-induced evolution in largemouth bass: linking vulnerability to angling, parental care and fitness. American Fisheries Society Symposium, 82:223-234. link

[28]

 

D. Bierbach, C. Sommer-Trembo, J. Hanisch, M. Wolf & M. Plath (2015) Personality affects mate choice: bolder males show stronger audience effects under high competition. Behavioral Ecology, 00(00): 1-12. doi:10.1093/behaco/arv079. link

[27]

 

H. Baktoft, P. Zajicek, T. Klefoth, J.C. Svendsen, L. Jacobsen, M. W. Pedersen, D.M. Morla, C. Skov, S. Nakayama & R. Arlinghaus (2015) Performance assessment of two whole-lake acoustic positional telemetry systems - is reality mining of free-ranging aquatic animals technologically possible? PLoS ONE, 10: e0126534. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126534. link

[26]

 

S. Uusi-Heikkilä, A.R. Whiteley, A. Kuparinen, S. Matsumura, P.A. Venturelli, C. Wolter, J. Slate, C.R. Primmer, T. Meinelt, S.S. Killen, D. Bierbach, G. Polverino, A. Ludwig & R. Arlinghaus (2015) The evolutionary legacy of size-selective harvesting extends from genes to populations. Evolutionary Applications, 8: 597-620. link

[25]

 

R.J.G. Clément, M. Wolf, L. Snijders, J. Krause & R.H.J.M. Kurvers (2015) Information transmission via movement behaviour improves decision accuracy in human groups. Animal Behaviour, 105:85-93. link

[24]

 

 G. Kalinkat, M. Jochum, U. Brose, & A.I. Dell (2015) Body size and the behavioral ecology of insects: linking individuals to ecological communities. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 9: 24-30. link

[23]

 

K. L. Laskowski, S. Pearish, M. Bensky, & A.M. Bell (2015) Predictors of individual variation in movement in a natural population of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Advances in Ecological Research, 52: 65-90. link

[22]

 

A. Schröder, A. van Leeuwen & T.C. Cameron (2015) Empirical support for different types of positive mortality effects. A reply to Abrams. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 30:180-181. link

[21]

 

G. Polverino, A. Manciocco, A. Vitale & E. Alleva (2015) Stereotypic behaviours in Melopsittacus undulatus: Behavioural consequences of social and spatial limitations. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 165: 143-155. link

[20]

 

J.M. McNamara & M. Wolf (2015) Sexual conflict over parental care promotes the evolution of sex differences in care and the ability to care. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B, 282:20142752. link

[19]

 

J. Alós, M. Palmer, P. Trías, C. Díaz-Gil & R. Arlinghaus (2015) Recreational angling intensity correlates with alteration of vulnerability to fishing in a carnivorous coastal fish species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 72:217-225. link

[18]

 

J.W. Jolles, A. Fleetwood-Wilson, S. Nakayama, M.C. Stumpe, R.A. Johnstone & A. Manica (2015) The role of social attraction and its link with boldness in the collective movements of three-spined sticklebacks. Animal Behaviour, 99:147-153. link

 2014

[17]

 

J.W. Jolles, A.Fleetwood-Wilson, S. Nakayama, M.C. Stumpe, R.A. Johnstone & A. Manica (2014) The role of previous social experience on risk-taking and leadership in three-spined sticklebacks. Behavioral Ecology, 25:1395-1401. link

[16]

 

C. Eifert, M. Farnworth, T. Schulz-Mirbach, R. Riesch, D. Bierbach, S. Klaus, A. Wurster, M. Tobler, B. Streit, J.R. Indy, L. Arias-Rodriguez, & M. Plath (2014) Brain size variation in extremophile fish: local adaptation versus phenotypic plasticity. Journal of Zoology, doi: 10.1111/jzo.12190. link

[15]

 

R.H.J.M. Kurvers, K. Straates, R.C. Ydenberg, S.E. van Wieren, P. Swierstra & H.H.T. Prins (2014) Social information use in Barnacle geese: an experiment revisited. Ardea, 102:173–180. link

[14]

 

R.H.J.M. Kurvers & F. Hölker (2014) Bright night and social interactions: a neglected issue. Behavioral Ecology, doi:10.1093/beheco/aru223. link

[13]

 

A. Sih, K.J. Mathot, M. Moirón, P. Montiglio, M. Wolf, N.J. Dingemanse (2014) Animal personality and state-behaviour feedbacks: a review and guide for empiricists. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 30:50-60. link

[12]

 

T.M. Gainer, C.T. Monk, K. Lorenzen, M.D. Matthews, C.M. St. Mary (2014) Effects of hatchery rearing on Florida largemouth bass Micropterus floridanus resource allocation and performance under semi-natural conditions. Journal of Fish Biology,85:1830:1842.link

[11]

 

D. Villegas-Ríos, J. Alós, M. Palmer, S.K. Lowerre-Barbieri, R. Bañón, A. Alonso-Fernández & F. Saborido-Rey (2014) Life-history and activity shape catchability in a sedentary fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 515:239-250. link

[10]

 

G. Kalinkat (2014) Bringing animal personality research into the food web arena. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83: 1245-1247. link

[9]

 

A. Schröder, A. van Leeuwen & T.C. Cameron (2014) When less is more: positive population-level effects of mortality. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29: 614-624. link

[8]

 

J. Alós, M. Palmer, M. Linde & R. Arlinghaus (2014) Consistent size-independent harvest selection on fish body shape in two recreationally exploited marine species. Ecology and Evolution, 4:2154-2164. link

[7]

 

J. Jourdan, F.W. Miesen, C. Zimmer, K. Gasch, F. Herder, E. Schleucher, M. Plath & D. Bierbach (2014) On the natural history of an introduced population of guppies (Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859) in Germany. BioInvasions Records, 3: 3. link

[6]

 

T. Landgraf, H. Nguyen, J. Schroer, A. Szengel, R.J.G. Clément, D. Bierbach, & J. Krause (2014) Blending in with the shoal: Robotic fish swarms for investigating strategies of group formation in guppies. Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, 8608: 178-189. link

[5]

 

J. Alós, M. Palmer, I. A. Catalan, A. Alonso-Fernández, G. Basterretxea, A. Jordi, L. Buttay, B. Morales-Nin & R. Arlinghaus (2014). Selective exploitation of spatially structured coastal fish populations by recreational anglers may lead to evolutionary downsizing of adults. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 503: 219–233. link

[4]

 

R. H. J. M. Kurvers, J. Krause, D. P. Croft, A. D. M. Wilson & M. Wolf (2014) The evolutionary and ecological consequences of animal social networks: emerging issues. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29: 326-335. link

[3]

 

K. L. Laskowski & J. N. Pruitt (2014). Evidence of social niche construction: persistent and repeated social interactions generate stronger personalities in a social spider. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B, 281: 20133166. link

[2]

 

D. Bierbach, S. Oster, J. Jourdan, L. Arias-Rodriguez, J. Krause, A.M. Wilson, & M. Plath (2014). Social network analysis resolves temporal dynamics of male dominance relationships. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology,  6: 935-945. link

[1]

 

M. Wolf & J. Krause (2014). Why personality differences matter for social functioning and social structure. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29: 306-308. link

   

Bachelor and Master Theses

[17]

 

Marie Habedank (2016-present) Epigenetische Effekte beim klonalen Amazon-Kärpfling (Poecilia formosa), Bachelor thesis

[16]

 

Jasmin Drägestein (2016-present) Short term effects of artificial light at night (ALAN) on the social behavior of Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Master thesis

[15]

 

Juliane Lukas (2016-present) Behavioral adaptations of a feral guppy population (Poecilia retifulata Peters, 1859) to temperature gradients in thermally polluted freshwaters. Master thesis

[14]

 

Gloria Mennen (2016-present) The influence of predator behaviour type on invasive prey consumption, Master thesis.

[13]

 

Sebastian Thiesse (2016-present) Food-dependent development of behavioural types and their link to life-histories, Master thesis.

[12]

 

Catalina Gliese (2015-2015) Präzygotische reproduktive Isolation zwischen verschiedenen Selektionslinien des Zebrabärblings (Danio rerio), Bachelor thesis.

[11]

 

Nadine Muggelberg (2015-2016, with Dr. Tim Landgraf, FU Berlin) Social learning and following behavior towards a biomimetic robot in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata), Bachelor thesis.

[10]

 

Johanna Tiefenbacher (2015-2015) Die Rolle der sozialen Umgebung bei der Ontogenie von Perönlichkeitsunterschieden bei klonalen Amazonen-Kärpflingen (Poecilia formosa), Bachelor thesis.

[9]

 

Claudia Cigliano (2014-2015) Personality across the ontogeny of Gambusia holbrooki: A longitudinal study, Bachelor thesis.

[8]

 

Linda Sartoris (2014-2015) Dominanzhierarchien bei klonalen Amazonen-Käpflingen (Poecilia formosa), Bachelor thesis.

[7]

 

Ronja Wenchel (2014-2015) Avoidance of sexual harassment and the role of personality in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata), Master thesis.

[6]

 

Richard Benthin (2014-2015) Der Einfluss des sozialen Umfelds auf die Entwicklung von interindividuellen Verhaltensunterschieden bei klonalen Amazonen-Kärpflingen (Poecilia formosa), Bachelor thesis.

[5]

 

Tim Evers (2014-2015) Zusammenhang zwischen der individuellen Aktivität und Körperform bei Zebrabärblingen (Danio rerio), Bachelor thesis

[4]

 

Mara Beck (2014-2015) Characterization of the feeding strategies and dietary niche partitioning in a fish community of a small natural lake revealed by stable isotope analyses, Master thesis.

[3]

 

Tonio Pieterek (2013-2015) Determinanten der anglerischen Fangbarkeit von Hechten (Esox lucius), Master thesis.

[2]

 

John Briege (2014) Vergleich des Verhaltens von geangelten und in Stellnetzen gefangenen Barschen (Perca fluviatilis L.), Bachelor thesis.

[1]

 

Stefan Gehrig (2013-2014) Consequences of animal personality on social partner choice and group performance in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata), Bachelor thesis.