Mechanisms and Functions of Group-Living

Research group of Jens Krause
A group of sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) hunting sardines in the open ocean off the coast of Mexico. | Photo: Rodrigo Friscione Wyssman

We study the mechanisms and functions of group-living in animals with an emphasis on social networks and collective behaviour. Our work on decision-making in animal groups has produced many insights and applications for problems in the human domain such as (a) algorithms for improved medical diagnoses and (b) solutions for human crowd management.

Group members at other institutions:

  • Paul Viblanc (master student)
  • Jean-Sebastien Finger (doctoral student)

Team

Jens Krause

Head of Department
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Mechanisms and Functions of Group-Living

Juliane Lukas

Doctoral Student
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Lysanne Snijders

Guest Scientist
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Gregory Albery

Guest Scientist
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David Bierbach

Guest Scientist
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Mechanisms and Functions of Group-Living
Behavioural Biology

Mira Turi

Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ)
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Mechanisms and Functions of Group-Living

Anton Heyder

Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ)
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Mechanisms and Functions of Group-Living

Korbinian Pacher

Student (BA/MA)
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Mechanisms and Functions of Group-Living

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