Wanzenböck S, Fuxjäger L, Ringler E, Ahnelt H and Shama LNS (2022) Temperature-Dependent Reproductive Success of Stickleback Lateral Plate Morphs: Implications for Population Polymorphism and Range Shifts Under Ocean Warming. Frontiers in Marine Science 9:759450. doi:10.3389/fmars.2022.759450



Szabo, B., Mangione, R., Rath, M., Pašukonis, A., Reber, S.A., Oh, J., Ringler, M. and Ringler, E. (2021). Naïve Poison Frog tadpoles use bi-modal cues to avoid insect predators but not heterospecific predatory tadpoles. Journal of Experimental Biology 224 (24): jeb243647. [PDF]

Josi, D., Heg, D., Takeyama, T., Bonfils, D., Konovalov, D.A., Frommen, J.G., Kohda, M., Taborsky, M. (2021). Age- and sex-dependent variation in relatedness corresponds to reproductive skew, territory inheritance, and workload in cooperatively breeding cichlids. Evolution (2021) [PDF]

Josi, D., Flury J.M., Reyes-Contreras, M., Tanaka, H., Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G. (2021). Sex-specific routes to independent breeding in a polygynous cooperative breeder. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:750483 [PDF]

Paulsson, N.I., Taborsky, M. (2021). Reaching out for inaccessible food is a potential begging signal in cooperating wild-type Norway rats, Rattus norvegicus. Front. Psychol. 12:712333 [PDF]

Freudiger, A., Josi, D., Thünken, T., Herder, F., Flury, J.M., Marques, D.A., Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G. (2021). Ecological variation drives morphological differentiation in a highly social vertebrate. Functional Ecology 2021, 1-16 [PDF]

Sharda, S., Zuest, T., Erb, M. & Taborsky, B. (2021). Predator-induced maternal effects determine adaptive antipredator behaviors via egg composition. PNAS 118, e2017063118. [pdf]

Antunes, D.F., Teles, M.C., Zuellin, M., Frisen, C.N., Oliveira, R.F., Aubin-Horth, N. & Taborsky, B. (2021).Early social deprivation shapes neuronal programming of the social decision-making network in a cooperatively breeding fish. Mol Ecol. 30, 4118 - 4132. [pdf]

Taborsky, B. (2021). Editorial for Special Issue “The evolution of social behaviour” of Ethology 127, 751-757. [pdf]

Taborsky, B. (2021). A positive feedback loop between sociality and social competence. Ethology 127, 774-789. [pdf]

Jordan, L.A., Taborsky, B. & Taborsky M. (2021). Cichlids as a model system for studying social behaviour and evolution. In M. E. Abate & D. L. G. Noakes (Eds.), The Behavior, Ecology and Evolution of Cichlid Fishes. Springer, pp. 587-635 [link] [PDF]

Taborsky, M., Cant, M.A., Komdeur, J. (2021). The Evolution of Social Behaviour. Cambridge University Press [link]

Lemaire, J., Bustamante, P., Mangione, R., Marquis, O., Churlaud, C., Brault-Favrou, M., ... & Brischoux, F. (2021). Lead, mercury, and selenium alter physiological functions in wild caimans (Caiman crocodilus). Environmental Pollution, 117549.

Lerena, D.A.M., Antunes, D.F., Taborsky, B. (2021): The interplay between winner-loser effects and social rank in cooperatively breeding vertebrates. Animal Behaviour 177, 19-29. [PDF]

Taborsky, B., English, S., Fawcett, T.W., Kuijper, B., Leimar, O., McNamara, J.M., Ruuskanen, S. & Sandi, C. 2021. Towards an evolutionary theory of stress responses. Trends. Ecol. Evol  36, 39-48 [pdf]

Szabo, B., Noble, D. W. A., McCloghry, K. J., Monteiro, M. E. S., Whiting, M. J. (2021) Spontaneous quantity discrimination in a family-living lizard, Behavioral Ecology, (early online),

Nuotclà, J. A., Diehl, J. M. C., & Taborsky, M. (2021). Habitat quality determines dispersal decisions and fitness in a beetle-fungus mutualism. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 242. [PDF]

Kettler, N., Schweinfurth, M.K. & Taborsky, M. (2021). Rats show direct reciprocity when interacting with multiple partners. Scientific Reports 11, 3228. [PDF]

Szabo, B., Noble, D. W. A., & Whiting, M. J. (2021). Learning simple and compound stimuli in a social lizard (Egernia stokesii). Journal of Comparative Psychology. Advance online publication.

Burgstaller, S., Leeb, C., Ringler, M., Gollmann, G. (2021). Demography and spatial activity of fire salamanders, Salamandra salamandra (Linnaeus, 1758), in two contrasting habitats in the Vienna Woods. Herpetozoa 34: 23-34. [PDF]

Stettler, P. R., Antunes, D. F., & Taborsky, B. (2021). The serotonin 1A receptor modulates the social behaviour within groups of a cooperatively-breeding cichlid. Hormones and Behavior, 129, 104918. [PDF]

Antunes, D. F., Reyes-Contreras, M., Glauser, G., & Taborsky, B. (2021). Early social experience has life-long effects on baseline but not stress-induced cortisol levels in a cooperatively breeding fish. Hormones and Behavior, 128, 104910. [PDF]



Szabo, B., Noble, D. W. A., Whiting, M. J. (2020). Learning in non-avian reptiles 40 years on: advances and promising new directions. Biological Reviews. doi:10.1111/brv.12658 [pdf]

Szabo, B., Hoefer, S., Whiting, M. J. (2020). Are lizards capable of inhibitory control? Performance on a semi-transparent version of the cylinder task in five species of Australian skinks. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 74, 118. doi:10.1007/s00265-020-02897-y (Link to data) [pdf]

​Josi, D., Freudiger, A., Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G. 2020. Experimental predator intrusions in a cooperative breeder reveal threat-dependent task partitioning. Behav. Ecol. 1-10. doi:10.1093/beheco/araa094 [pdf]

Naef, J. Taborsky, M. 2020. Punishment controls helper defence against egg predators but not fish predators in cooperatively breeding cichlids. Anim. Behav. 168:137-147. [pdf]

Landes, J., Engelhardt, S. C., and Pelletier, F.. 2020. An introduction to event history analyses for ecologists. Ecosphere 11( 10):e03238. 10.1002/ecs2.3238 [pdf]

Antunes, D., Taborsky, B. 2020. Early social and ecological experience triggers divergent reproductive investment strategies in a cooperative breeder. Sci. Rep. 10:10407 [pdf]

Durrer, L., Taborsky, M., Frommen, J. G. 2020. Group-sized preferences in a shoaling cichlid. Behaviour 157:415-431 [pdf]

Schulte LM, Ringler E, Rojas B, Stynoski JL (2020) Developments in Amphibian Parental Care Research: History, Present Advances and Future Perspectives. Herp. Monogr. 34(1): 71–97. [pdf]

Sonnleitner R, Loretto M-C, Ringler M, Ringler E (2020) Experience shapes accuracy in territorial decision-making in a poison frog. Biol. Lett. 16: 20200094 [pdf]

Biedermann P.H.W., Nuotcla J.A. 2020. "Social Beetles". In: C.K. Starr (ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Insects, Springer. [pdf]

Fischer M-T, Ringler M, Ringler E, Pašukonis A (2020) Reproductive behavior drives female space use in a sedentary Neotropical frog. PeerJ  8:e8920 [pdf]

Varma, V., Vasoya, H., Jain, A., Binoy, V. V. 2020. ‘The Bold are the Sociable’: Personality traits and laterality in an indigenous megafish, the Deccan Mahseer (Tor khudree). Ichthyol. Res. DOI: 10.1007/s10228-020-00744-8 [pdf]

Schneeberger, K., Röder, G., Taborsky, M. 2020. The smell of hunger: Norway rats provision social partners based on odour cues of need. PLoS Biol. 18(3): e3000628 [pdf]

Nyman, C., Herbert, F. O., Bessert-Nettelbeck, M., Aubin-Horth, N., Taborsky, B. 2020. Transcriptomic signatures of social experience during early development in a highly social cichlid fish. Mol. Ecol. 29: 610-623 [pdf]

Naef, J., Taborsky, M. 2020. Commodity-specific punishment for experimentally induced defection in cooperatively breeding fish. R. Soc. Open Sci. 7: 191808 [pdf] [Featured in "The Economist"]

Josi, D., Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G. 2020. Investment of group members is contingent on helper number and the presence of young in a cooperative breeder. Anim. Behav. 160: 35-42. [pdf]

Schneeberger, K., Taborsky, M. 2020. The role of sensory ecology and cognition in social decisions: Costs of acquiring information matter. Funct. Ecol. 34: 302-309 [pdf]

Engelhardt, S.C., Taborsky, M. 2020. Broad definitions of enforcement are unhelpful for understanding evolutionary mechanisms of cooperation. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 4(3) 322-322 [pdf]

Taborsky, M., Riebli, T. (2020). Coaction vs. Reciprocal cooperation among unrelated individuals in social cichlids. Front. Ecol. Evol. 7: 515. [pdf]

Schweinfurth, M.K., Taborsky, M. (2020). Rats play tit-for-tat instead of integrating social experience over multiple interactions. Proc. R. Soc. B 287: 20192423. [pdf] [UniBe press release]