Taborsky group before 2020

Publications 2019

Watve, M., Taborsky, B. (2019). Presence of parents during early rearing affects offspring responses towards predators. Anim. Behav. 158: 239-247 

Watve, M., Prati, S., Taborsky, B. (2019) Simulating more realistic predation threat using attack playbacks. PeerJ 7: e8149 

Kasper, C., Schreier, T. & Taborsky B. (2019) Heritabilities, social environment effects and genetic correlations of social behaviours in a cooperatively breeding vertebrate. J. Evol. Biol. 32, 955-973 

Nuotclà, J. A., Biedermann P. H. W., Taborsky, M. (2019) Pathogen defence is a potential driver of social evolution in ambrosia beetles. Proc. R. Soc. B 286: 20192332. 

Range F., Kassis A., Taborsky M., Boada M. & Marshall-Pescini S. (2019) Wolves and dogs recruit human partners in the cooperative stringpulling task. Sci. Rep. 9: 17591 

Frommen J.G. (2019) Aggressive communication in aquatic environments. Func. Ecol.,

Thünken T., Baldauf S.A., Bersau N., Frommen J.G. & Bakker T.C.M. (2019) Parasite-induced colour alteration of intermediate hosts increases ingestion by suitable final host species. Behaviour 156: 1329–1348 

Taborsky M., Koblmüller S., Sefc K.M., McGee M., Kohda M., Awata S., Hori M. & Frommen J.G. (2019) Insufficient data render comparative analyses of the evolution of cooperative breeding mere speculation: A reply to Dey et al. Ethology 125: 851-854 

Reyes-Contreras M., Glauser G., Rennison D.J. & Taborsky B. (2019). Early-life manipulation of cortisol and its receptor alters stress axis programming and social competence.  Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 374:  20180119 

Schweinfurth, M.K., Aeschbacher, J., Santi, M. & Taborsky, M. (2019). Male Norway rats cooperate according to direct but not generalized reciprocity rules. Anim. Behav. 152: 93-101 

Jungwirth A., Balzarini V., Zöttl M., Salzmann A., Taborsky M. & Frommen J.G. (2019) Long-term individual marking of small freshwater fish: the utility of Visual Implant Elastomer tags. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 73: 49 

Fischer S. & Frommen J.G. (2019): Predator detection. in: Vonk J., Shackelford T. K. (eds.): Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer, Cham 

Engelhardt, S.C., Bergeron, P., Gagnon, A., Dillon, L., Pelletier, F. (2019) Using geographic distance as a potential proxy for help in the assessment of the grandmother hypothesis. Curr. Biol. 29: 651–656 

Taborsky, M. (2019) From Ethology to Behavioral Biology. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. 99-102 

Frommen J.G. (2019) Book Review: Paz‐y‐Mino‐C, G. & Espinosa, A. (2018) Kin recognition in protists and other microbes – Genetics, Evolution, Behavior and Health. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 66: 857–858 

Kohda M., Hotta T., , Takeyama T., Awata S., Tanaka H., Asai J-y. & Jordan A.L. (2019) If a fish can pass the mark test, what are the implications for consciousness and selfawareness testing in animals? PLoS Biol. 17: e3000021 

Josi D., Taborsky M. & Frommen J.G. (2019) First field evidence for alloparental egg care in cooperatively breeding fish. Ethology 125: 164-169 

Raveh S., Langen K., Bakker T.C.M., Josephs C. & Frommen J.G. (2019) Oddity, predation risk and social decisions in aquatic invertebrates. Ethology 125: 106-113 

Gfrerer, N., Taborsky, M. & Würbel, H. (2019) No evidence for detrimental effect of chemical castration on working ability in Swiss military dogs. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 211: 84-87. 

Publications 2018

Thünken T., Rick I.P. & Frommen J.G. (2018) Contributions in honor of Professor Theo C. M. Bakker: Testing, not guessing. Evol. Ecol. Res. 19: 477-486 

Josi D., Taborsky M. & Frommen J.G. (2018) Habitat preferences depend on substrate quality in a cooperative breeder. Evol. Ecol. Res. 19: 517-527 

Thünken T., Vitt S., Baldauf S.A., Jung T. & Frommen J.G. (2018) Individual behavioral responses of an intermediate host to a manipulative acanthocephalan parasite and effects of intra.specific parasitic competition. Evol. Ecol. Res. 19: 503-516 

Engelhardt, S.C., Kingma, S.A., Taborsky, M. (2018) No evidence for a heritable altruism polymorphism in Tibetan ground tits. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 115: E11208-E11209 

Kasper, C., François-Olivier Hébert, F.-O., Aubin-Horth, N. & Taborsky, B. (2018) Divergent brain gene expression profiles between alternative behavioural helper types in a cooperative breeder. Mol. Ecol. 27: 4136–4151 

Tanaka H., Frommen J.G., Koblmüller S., Sefc K.M., McGee M., Kohda M., Awata S., Hori M. & Taborsky M. (2018) Evolutionary transitions to cooperative societies in fishes revisited. Ethology 124: 777–789. 

Tanaka H., Kohda M. & Frommen J.G. (2018) Helpers increase the reproductive success of breeders in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus obscurus. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 72:152 

Kasper, C., Aubin-Horth, N. & Taborsky, B. (2018) Brain activation patterns following a cooperation opportunity in a highly social cichlid fish. Physiol. Behav. 195: 37-47 

Taborsky, B., Heino, M. and Dieckmann, U. (2018) Life-history multistability caused by size-dependent mortality. Am. Nat. 192: 62-71 

Fischer S. & Frommen J.G. (2018) Predation risk. in: Vonk J., Shackelford T. K. (eds.): Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer, Cham 

Taborsky, M., Schütz, D., Goffinet, O. & van Doorn, G.S (2018) Alternative male morphs solve sperm performance/longevity trade-off in opposite directions. Sci. Adv. 4(5) eaap8563 

Schweinfurth M.K. & Taborsky M. (2018) Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) communicate need which elicits donation of food. J. Comp. Psychol. 132, 119–129 

Engqvist L. & Reinhold, K. (2018) Adaptive parental effects and how to estimate them: A comment to Bonduriansky and Crean. Methods Ecol. Evol. 9: 457–459 

Schweinfurth M.K. & Taborsky M. (2018) Relatedness decreases and reciprocity increases cooperation in Norway rats. Proc. R. Soc. B 285: 20180035 

Tanaka H., Frommen J. G. & Kohda M. (2018) Helpers increase food abundance in the territory of a cooperatively breeding fish. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 72: 51 

Gfrerer, N. &Taborsky, M. (2018) Working dogs transfer different tasks in reciprocal cooperation. Biol. Lett. 14(2), 20170460 

Nyman, C., Fischer, S., Aubin-Horth, N. & Taborsky, B. (2018).Evolutionary conserved neural signature of early life stress affects animal social competence. Proc. R. Soc. B 285: 20172344 

Schweinfurth, M.K. & Taborsky, M., (2018) Reciprocal trading of different commodities in Norway rats. Curr. Biol. 28, 594–599

Tanaka H., Frommen J.G., Engqvist L. & Kohda M. (2018) Task-dependent workload adjustment of female breeders in a cooperatively breeding fish. Behav. Ecol. 29: 221–229 

Publications 2017

Stieger, B., Schweinfurth, M.K. & Taborsky, M. (2017): Reciprocal allogrooming among unrelated Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) is affected by previously received cooperative, affiliative and aggressive behaviours. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol., 71(12),182 

Gfrerer, N., Taborsky, M. and Würbel, H. (2017) Benefits of intraspecific social exposure in adult Swiss military dogs. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci.201,54-60 

Engqvist, L. and Ramm, S. A. (2017) Promiscuity punishes sexual deviants. Mol. Ecol. 26: 5359-5361 

Fischer, S., Bohn, L., Oberhummer, E., Wikström, C. & Taborsky, B. (2017) Divergence of developmental trajectories is triggered interactively by early social and ecological experience in a cooperative breeder. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 114: E9300-9307 

Fischer, S., Oberhummer, E., Cunha Saraiva, F., Gerber, N. & Taborsky, B. (2017) Smell or vision? The use of different sensory modalities in predator discrimination. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 71: 143 

Bannier, F. Tebbich, S. & Taborsky, B. (2017): Early experience affects learning performance and neophobia in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Ethology 123: 712-723 

Schweinfurth, M.K., Taborsky, M. (2017): The transfer of alternative tasks in reciprocal cooperation. Anim. Behav. 131: 35-41 

Frommen, J.G. (2017): Kin recognition and filial cannibalism in an amphibious fish. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 71: 141 

Bakker, T.C.M., Frommen, J.G., Thünken, T. (2017): Adaptive parasitic manipulation as exemplified by acanthocephalans. Ethology 123: 779–784 

Kulkarni, S., Sharda, S., Watve, M. (2017): Bi-stability in type 2 diabetes mellitus multiorgan signalling network. Plos One 12: e0181536 

Schmid, R., Schneeberger, K., Taborsky, M. (2017): Feel good, do good? Disentangling reciprocity from unconditional prosociality. Ethology: 123(9), 640-647 

Kasper, C., Kölliker, M., Postma, E., Taborsky, B. (2017): Consistent cooperation in a cichlid fish is caused by maternal and developmental effects rather than heritable genetic variation. Proc. R. Soc. B. 284: 20170369 

Kasper, C., Vierbuchen, M., Ernst, U., Fischer, S., Radersma, R., Raulo, A., Cunha-Saraiva, F., Wu, M., Mobley, K., Taborsky, B. (2017): Genetics and developmental biology of cooperation. Mol. Ecol. 26: 4364-4377 

Schweinfurth, M. K., Stieger, B. Taborsky, M. (2017): Experimental evidence for reciprocity in allogrooming among wild-type Norway rats. Sci. Rep. 7: 4010 

Schweinfurth, M. K., Neuenschwander, J., Engqvist, L., Schneeberger, K., Rentsch, A. K., Gygax, M., Taborsky, M. (2017): Do female Norway rats form social bonds? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 71: 98 

Dolivo, V., Taborsky, M. (2017): Environmental enrichment of young adult rats (Rattus norvegicus) in different sensory modalities has long-lasting effects on their ability to learn via specific sensory channels. J. Comp. Psychol. 131(2), 79 

Bakker, T.C.M., Giger, T., Frommen, J.G., Largiadèr C.R. (2017): Rapid molecular sexing of three-spined sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus L., based on large Y-chromosomal insertions. J. Appl. Genet. 58: 401-407 

Nyman, C., Fischer, S., Aubin-Horth, N., Taborsky, B. (2017): Effect of the early social environment on behavioural and genomic responses to a social challenge in a cooperatively breeding vertebrate. Mol. Ecol. 26: 3186–3203 

Engqvist, L., Taborsky, M. (2017): The evolution of strategic male mating effort in an information transfer framework. J. Evol. Biol.  30(6), 1143-1152 

Odermatt, J., Frommen, J.G., Menz, M.H.M. (2017): Consistent behavioural differences between migratory and resident hoverflies. Anim. Behav. 127: 187-195 

Gfrerer, N., Taborsky, M. (2017): Working dogs cooperate among one another by generalised reciprocity. Sci. Rep. 7: 43867 

Taborsky, B. (2017): Developmental plasticity: Preparing for life in a complex world. In:  M. Naguib, J. Podos, L. W. Simmons, L. Barrett, S. Healy, & M. Zuk (Eds.), Adv. Stud. Behav. (pp. 49–99)

Schütz, D., Tschirren, L., Pachler, G., Grubbauer, P., Taborsky, M. (2017): Sperm-limited males save ejaculates for future matings when competing with superior rivals. Anim. Behav. 125: 3-12 

Chouinard-Thuly, L., Gierszewski, S., Rosenthal, G., Reader, S., Rieucau, G., Woo, K.L., Gerlai, R., Tedore, C., Ingley, S.J., Stowers, J.R., Frommen, J.G., Dolins, F.L., Witte K. (2017): Technical and conceptual considerations for using animated stimuli in studies of animal behavior. Curr. Zool. 63: 5-19 

Balzarini, V., Taborsky, M., Villa F., Frommen J.G. (2017): Computer animations of color markings reveal the function of visual threat signals in Neolamprologus pulcher. Curr. Zool. 63: 45–54 

Bayani, D.-M., Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G. (2017): To pee or not to pee: urine signals mediate aggressive interactions in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 71: 37 

Publications 2016

Taborsky, M. (2016)Taborsky, M. (2016) Cooperative breeding. In: VA Weekes-Shackleford, TK Shackleford (eds) Encyclopaedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, Springer 

Schneeberger K. (2016) Cooperative grooming. In: V. A. Weekes-Shackleford, T. K. Shackleford (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, Springer 

Schneeberger, K. (2016): Food sharing and nonhuman reciprocal altruism. In: V. A. Weekes-Shackleford, T. K. Shackleford (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, Springer 

Soudi, S., Reinhold, K., Engqvist, L. (2016): Strong cryptic prezygotic isolation despite lack of behavioural isolation between sympatric host races of the leaf beetle Lochmaea capreae. Evolution 70:2889-2898

Engqvist, L. and Reinhold, K. (2016): Adaptive trans-generational phenotypic plasticity and the lack of an experimental control in reciprocal match/mismatch-experiments. Methods Ecol. Evol. 17:1482-1488 

Abila R., Akoll P., Albertson C., Antunes D., Banda T., Bills R., Bulirani A., Chocha Manda A., Cohen A.S., Cunha-Saraiva F., Derycke S., Donohue I., Du M., Dudu A.M., Egger B., Fritzsche K., Frommen J.G., Gante H.F., Genner M.J., Härer A., Hata H., Irvine K., Isumbisho Mwapu P., Janssens de Bisthoven L., Jungwirth A., Kaleme P., Katongo C., Kéver L., Koblmüller S., Konings A., Lamboj A., Lemmel-Schaedelin F., Machado Schiaffino G., Martens K., Masilya Mulungula P., Meyer A., More H.L., Musilova Z., Muterezi Bukinga F., Muzumani R., Ntakimazi G., Okello W., Phiri H., Pialek L., Plisnier P. D., Raeymaekers J.A.M., Rajkov J., Rican O., Roberts R., Salzburger W., Schoen I., Sefc K.M., Singh P., Skelton P., Snoeks J., Schneider K., Sturmbauer C., Svardal H., Svensson O., Torres Dowdall J., Turner G.F., Tyers A., van Rijssel J.C., Van Steenberge M., Vanhove M.P.M., Verheyen E., Weber A-T., Weyl O., Ziegelbecker A. & Zimmermann H. (2016): Oil extraction imperils Africa's Great Lakes. Science 354: 561-562 

von Kuerthy, C., Ros, A.F., Taborsky, M. (2016): Androgen responses to reproductive competition of males pursuing either fixed or plastic alternative reproductive tactics. J. Exp. Biol. 219: 3544-3553 

Dolivo, V., Rutte, C., Taborsky, M. (2016): Ultimate and proximate mechanisms of reciprocal altruism in rats. Learn. Behav. 44(3): 223-226 

Schneeberger, K., Voigt, C.C., Müller, C., Caspers, B. (2016): Multidimensionality of chemical information in male greater sac-winged bats (Saccopteryx bilineata). Front. Ecol. Evol. 4: 83 

Tanaka, H., Frommen, J.G., Takahashi, T. and Kohda M. (2016): Predation risk promotes delayed dispersal in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus obscurus. Anim. Behav. 117: 51-58 

Schweinfurth, M. and Taborsky, M. (2016): No evidence for audience effects in reciprocal cooperation of Norway rats Ethology 122: 513–521 

Groenewoud, F., Frommen, J.G., Josi, D., Tanaka, H., Jungwirth, A. and Taborsky, M. (2016): Predation risk drives social complexity in cooperative breeders. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 113(15): 4104-4019 

Engqvist, L. and Taborsky, M. (2016): The evolution of genetic and conditional alternative reproductive tactics. Proc. R. Soc. B. 283:20152945 

Taborsky, B. (2016): Opening the black box of developmental experiments: behavioural mechanisms underlying long-term effects of early social experience. Ethology 122: 267–283

Hess, S., Fischer, S., Taborsky, B. (2016): Territorial aggression reduces vigilance but increases aggression towards predators in a cooperatively breeding fish. Anim. Behav. 113: 229-235 

Soudi, S., Reinhold, K., Engqvist, L. (2016): Genetic architecture underlying host choice differentiation in the sympatric host races of Lochmaea capreae leaf beetles. Genetica 144:147-156 

von Kuerthy, C., Taborsky, M. (2016): Contest versus scramble competition among males pursuing fixed or plastic alternative reproductive tactics. Anim. Behav. 113: 203-212 

Soudi, S., Reinhold, K. and Engqvist, L. (2016): Ecologically dependent and intrinsic genetic signatures of postzygotic isolation between sympatric host races of the leaf beetle Lochmaea capreae. Evolution 70:471-479 

Taborsky, M. (2016) Cichlid fishes: A model for the integrative study of social behavior. In: Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates: Studies of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Edited by Walter D. Koenig and Janis L. Dickinson; pp. 272-293. Cambridge University Press. 

Schuetz, D., Wirtz Ocana, S., Maan, M.E., Taborsky, M. (2016): Sexual selection promotes colonial breeding in shell-brooding cichlid fish. Anim. Behav. 112: 153-161. 

 Radwan, J., Engqvist, L. and Reinhold, K. (2016): A paradox of genetic variance in epigamic traits: beyond „good genes” view of sexual selection. Evol. Biol. 43:267-275 

Quiñones, A.E., van Doorn, S., Pen, I., Weissing, F.J., Taborsky, M. (2016): Negotiation and appeasement can be more effective drivers of sociality than kin selection. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 371: 20150089. 

Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G., Riehl C. (2016): Correlated pay-offs are key to cooperation. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 371: 20150084. 

Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G., Riehl C. (2016): The evolution of cooperation based on direct fitness benefits. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 317: 20150472. 

Taborsky, M., Frommen, J.G., Riehl C., eds. (2016): The evolution of cooperation based on direct fitness benefits. Special issue of Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 371: 20150472 

Publications 2015

Groothuis, T.G.G., Taborsky, B. (2015): Introducing biological realism into the study of developmental plasticity in behaviour. Front. Zool. 12:S6 

Taborsky, M., Taborsky, B. (2015): Evolution of genetic and physiological mechanisms of cooperative behaviour. Curr. Opin. Behav. Sci. 6, 132-138 

Jungwirth, A., Taborsky, M. (2015): First- and second-order sociality determine survival and reproduction in cooperative cichlids. Proc. R. Soc. B 282: 20151971

Jungwirth, A., Brena, P.F., Keller, I., Taborsky, M. (2015): Polygyny affects paternal care, but not survival, pair stability, and group tenure in a cooperative cichlid. Behav. Ecol. 27: 592-600 

Hesse, S., Anaya-Rojas, J.M., Frommen, J.G. & Thünken, T. (2015): Kinship reinforces cooperative predator inspection in a cichlid fish. J. Evol. Biol. 28: 2088-2096 

Dolivo, V. & Taborsky, M. (2015): Cooperation among Norway rats: The importance of visual cues for reciprocal cooperation, and the role of coercion.Ethology 121(11), 1071 1080

Reinhold, K., Engqvist, L., Consul, A. and Ramm, S. A. (2015): Male birch catkin bugs vary copula duration to invest more in matings with novel females. Anim. Behav. 109:161-166 

Hendrickx F., Vanthournout B., Taborsky M. (2015): Selection for costly sexual traits results in a vacant mating niche and male dimorphism. Evolution 69(8), 2105-2117

Voelkl B. (2015): The evolution of generalized reciprocity in social interaction networks. Theor. Pop. Biol. 104: 17-25 

Soudi, Sh., Reinhold, K. and Engqvist, L. (2015): Host-associated divergence in sympatric host races of the leaf beetle Lochmaea capreae: implications for local adaptation and reproductive isolation. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 116: 169-182 

Frommen J.G., Hanak, S., Schmidl, C.A., & Thünken, T. (2015): Visible Implant Elastomer tagging influences social preferences of zebrafish (Danio rerio). Behaviour 152: 1765-1777 

Hettyey, A., Tóth, Z., Thonhauser, K.E., Frommen, J.G., Penn, D.J., & Van Buskirk, J. (2015): The relative importance of prey‑borne and predator‑borne chemical cues for inducible antipredator responses in tadpoles. Oecologia 179: 699-710 

Mehlis, M., Thünken, T., Bakker, T.C.M., & Frommen J.G. (2015): Quantification acuity in spontaneous shoaling decisions of three-spined sticklebacks. Anim. Cogn. 18: 1125-1131 

Jungwirth A., Walker J., Taborsky M. (2015): Prospecting precedes dispersal and increases survival chances in cooperatively breeding cichlids. Anim. Behav. 106: 107-114 

Fischer, S., Bessert-Nettelbeck, M., Kotrschal, A & Taborsky, B. (2015): Rearing group size determines social competence and brain structure in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Am. Nat. 186:123–140

Voelkl, B., Portugal, S.J., Unsöld, M., Usherwood, J.R., Wilson, A.M. & Fritz, J. (2015): Matching times of leading and following suggest cooperation through direct reciprocity during V-formation flight in ibis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112: 2115-2120 

von Kuerthy, C., Tschirren, L. & Taborsky, M. (2015): Alternative reproductive tactics in snail shell-brooding cichlids diverge in energy reserve allocation. Ecol. Evol. 5: 2060–2069 

Hesse, S., Anaya-Rojas, J.M., Frommen, J.G. & Thünken, T. (2015): Social deprivation affects cooperative predator inspection in a cichlid fish. R. Soc. Open Sci. 2: 140451 

Engqvist, L., Cordes, N., Reinhold, K. (2015): Evolution of risk-taking during conspicuous mating displays. Evolution 69-2:395–406 

Jungwirth, A., Josi, D., Walker, J. & Taborsky, M. (2015): Benefits of coloniality: communal defence saves anti-predator effort in cooperative breeders. Funct. Ecol.29: 1218-1224 

Taborsky, M., Hofmann, H.A., Beery, A.K., Blumstein, D.T., Hayes, L.D., Lacey, E.A., Martins, E.P., Phelps, S.M., Solomon, N.G. & Rubenstein, D.R. (2015): Taxon matters: promoting integrative studies of social behavior. Trends Neurosci.38:189-191

Dolivo, V. & Taborsky, M. (2015): Norway rats reciprocate help according to the quality of help they received. Biol. Lett. 11:20140959


Publications 2014

Engqvist, L., Cordes, N., Schwenniger, J., Bakhtina, S. & Schmoll, T. (2014): Female remating behavior in a lekking moth. Ethology 120:662–671 

Lewis, S.M., Vahed, K., Koene, J.M., Engqvist, L., Bussière, L.F., Perry, J.C., Gwynne, D. & Lehmann, G.U.C. (2014): Emerging issues in the evolution of animal nuptial gifts. Biol. Lett. 10:20140336 

Nuotclà, J.A.,Taborsky, M. & Biedermann, P.H.W. (2014): The importance of blocking the gallery entrance in the ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera; Scolytinae). Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Ent. 19: 203-207 

Mitchell, J.S., Wirtz Ocana, S. & Taborsky, M. (2014: Male and female shell-brooding cichlids prefer different shell characteristics. Anim. Behav. 98:131-137 

Wirtz Ocana, S., Meidl, P., Bonfils, D. & Taborsky, M. (2014): Y-linked Mendelian inheritance of giant and dwarf male morphs in shell-brooding cichlids.  Proc. Roy. Soc. B 281: 20140253 

Fischer, S., Taborsky, B., Burlaud, R., Fernandez, A.A., Hess, S., Oberhummer, E. & Frommen, J.G. (2014): Animated images as a tool to study visual communication - a case study in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behaviour 151:1921-1942 

Hofmann, H.A., Beery, A.K., Blumstein, D.T., Couzin, I.D., Earley, R.L., Hayes, L.D., Hurd, P.L., Lacey, E.A., Phelps, S.M., Solomon, N.G., Taborsky, M., Young, L.J. & Rubenstein D.R. (2014): An evolutionary framework for studying mechanisms of social behavior. Trends Ecol. Evol. 29:581-589 

Fischer, S., Zöttl, M., Groenewoud, F. & Taborsky, B. (2014): Group-size-dependent punishment of idle subordinates in a cooperative breeder where helpers pay to stay. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 281:20140184 

Kingma SA, Santema P, Taborsky M & Komdeur J (2014): Group augmentation and the evolution of cooperation. Trends Ecol. Evol. 29:476-484

Taborsky, B., Guyer, L. & Demus, P. (2014): ‘Prudent habitat choice’: a novel mechanism of size-assortative mating. J. Evol. Biol. 27:1217-1228 

Van Doorn, G.S., Riebli, T. & Taborsky, M. (2014): Coaction versus reciprocity in continuous-time models of cooperation. J. Theor. Biol. 356:1-10 

Taborsky, M. (2014): Tribute to Tinbergen: The Four Problems of Biology. A Critical Appraisal. Ethology 120:224–227 

Balzarini, V., Taborsky, M., Wanner, S., Koch, F., & Frommen J.G. (2014): Mirror, mirror on the wall: the predictive value of mirror tests for measuring aggression in fish. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 68:871-878

Thünken, T., Eigster, M., & Frommen J.G. (2014): Context-dependent group size preferences in large shoals of three-spined sticklebacks. Anim. Behav. 90:205-210 

Stratmann, A. & Taborsky, B. (2014): Antipredator defences of young are independently determined by genetic inheritance, maternal effects and own early experience in mouthbrooding cichlids. Funct. Ecol. 28:944-953 

Kotrschal, A., Szidat, S. & Taborsky, B. (2014): Developmental plasticity of growth and digestive efficiency in dependence of early-life food availability. Funct. Ecol. 28: 878-885 

Fischer B., van Doorn G. S., Dieckmann U. & Taborsky B. (2014) The evolution of age-dependent plasticity. Am. Nat. 183:108-125 

Publications 2013

Taborsky M. (2013): Social evolution: Reciprocity there is. Curr. Biol. 23:R486-R488 

Wolf M., Van Doorn G.S., Leimar O. & Weissing F.J. (2013): The evolution of animal personalities. in: Animal Personalities (Eds. C. Carere & D. Maestripieri) University of Chicago Press 

Bruintjes R., Heg-Bachar Z. & Heg D. (2013): Subordinate removal affects parental investment, but not offspring survival in a cooperative cichlid. Funct. Ecol. 27:730-738 

Frommen J.G., Zala S.M., Raveh S., Schaedelin F.C., Wernisch B. & Hettyey A. (2013): Investigating the effect of familiarity on kin recognition of three-spined stickelback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Ethology 119:531-539 

Zöttl M., Fischer S., & Taborsky M. (2013): Partial brood care compensation by female breeders in response to experimental manipulation of alloparental care. Anim. Behav. 85:1471-1478 

Wirtz-Ocaña S., Schütz D., Pachler G. & Taborsky M. (2013): Paternal inheritance of growth in fish pusuing alternative reproductive tactics. Ecol. Evol. 3:1614-1625 

Taborsky B. & Oliveira R. F. (2013): Social competence vs responsiveness: similar but not same. A reply to Wolf and McNamara Trends Ecol. Evol. 28:254-255 

Zöttl M., Frommen J.G. & Taborsky M. (2013): Group size adjustment to ecological demand in a cooperative breeder. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 280:20122772 

Taborsky B., Tschirren L., Meunier C. & Aubin-Horth N. (2013): Stable reprogramming of brain transcription profiles by the early social environment in a cooperatively breeding fish. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 280:20122605 

Zöttl M., Heg D., Chervet N. & Taborsky M. (2013): Kinship reduces alloparental care in cooperative cichlids where helpers pay-to-stay. Nature Commun. 4:1341

Zöttl M., Chapuis L., Freiburghaus M. & Taborsky M. (2013): Strategic reduction of help before dispersal in a cooperative breeder. Biol. Lett. 9:20120878 

Fischer S. & Frommen J.G. (2013): Eutrophication alters social preferences in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 67:293-299 

Biedermann P.H.W., Klepzig K.D., Taborsky M. & Six D.L. (2013): Abundance and dynamics of filamentous fungi in the complex ambrosia gardens of the primitively eusocial beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 83:711-723 

Publications 2012

Frommen J.G., Bakker T.C.M., Proscurcin L.C. & Mehlis M. (2012): Gravidity-associated shoaling decisions in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Ethology 118:1149–1156 

Taborsky B. & Oliveira R.F. (2012): Social competence: an evolutionary approach. Trends Ecol. Evol. 27:679-688 

Taborsky M. (2012): Das Kernproblem der Evolutionstheorie: Kooperation und Altruismus. Evolution wohin? Die Folgen der darwinschen Theorie (Hrsg. M. Dubach) Vdf Hochschulverlag, ETH Zuerich 115-125

Riebli T., Taborsky M., Chervet N., Apolloni N., Zürcher Y. & Heg D. (2012): Behavioural type, status and social context affect behaviour and resource allocation in cooperatively breeding cichlids. Anim. Behav. 84:925-936 

Biedermann P.H.W., Peer K. & Taborsky M. (2012): Female dispersal and reproduction in the ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera; Scolytinae). Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. allg. angew. Entomol. 18:231-235 

Schuetz D., Heg-Bachar Z., Taborsky M. & Heg D. (2012): Spawning coordination of mates in a shell brooding cichlid Int. J. Evol. Biol. ID:517849 

De Fine Licht H.H. & Biedermann P.H.W. (2012): Patterns of functional enzyme activity in fungus farming ambrosia beetles. Front. Zool. 9:13 

Schädelin F.C., Fischer S. & Wagner R.H. (2012): Reduction in predator defense in the presence of neighbors in a colonial fish. PLoS ONE. 7:e35833 

Mehlis M., Frommen J.G., Rahn A.K., & Bakker T.C.M. (2012): Inbreeding in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.): effects on testis and sperm traits. Biol. J. Linnean Soc. 107:510-520 

Taborsky B., Heino M. & Dieckmann U. (2012): Size-dependent mortality and competition interactively shape community diversity. Evolution 66:3524-3544 

Robinson M.R., Van Doorn G.S., Gustafsson L. & Qvarnström A. (2012): Environment-dependent selection on mate choice in a natural population of birds. Ecol. Lett.  15:611-618 

Servedio M.R., Van Doorn G.S., Kopp M., Frame A.M. & Nosil P. (2012): Magic traits, pleiotropy and effect sizes: a response to Haller et al. Trends Ecol. Evol. 27:5-6 

Segers F.H.I.D. & Taborsky B. (2012): Competition level determines compensatory growth abilities. Behav. Ecol. 23:665-671 

Sefc K.M., Hermann C.M., Taborsky B. & Koblmüller S. (2012): Brood mixing and reduced polyandry in a maternally mouthbrooding cichlid with elevated among-breeder relatedness. Mol. Ecol. 21:2805-2815 

Taborsky B., Arnold C., Junker J. & Tschopp A. (2012): The early social environment affects social competence in a cooperative breeder. Anim. Behav. 83:1067-1074 

Schneeberger K., Dietz M. & Taborsky M. (2012): Reciprocal cooperation between unrelated rats depends on cost to donor and benefit to recipient. BMC Evol. Biol. 12:41 

Kotrschal A., Heckel G., Bonfils D. & Taborsky B. (2012): Life-stage specific environments in a ciclid fish: implications for inducible maternal effects. Evol. Ecol. 26:123-137 

Segers F.H.I.D. & Taborsky B. (2012): Juvenile exposure to predator cues induces a large egg size in fish. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 279:1241-1248 

Segers F.H.I.D., Berishvili G. & Taborsky B. (2012): Egg size-dependent expression of growth hormone receptor accompanies compensatory growth in fish. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 279:592-600 

Van Doorn G.S. & Taborsky M. (2012): The evolution of generalized reciprocity on social interaction networks. Evolution 66:651-664 

Publications 2011

Servedio M.R., van Doorn G.S., Kopp M., Frame A.M. & Nosil P. (2011): Magic traits in speciation: 'magic' but not rare? Trends Ecol. Evol. 26:389-397 

Weissing F.J., Edelaar P. & van Doorn G.S. (2011): Adaptive speciation theory: a conceptual review. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 65:461-480 

Keller L., Peer K., Bernasconi C., Taborsky M. & Shuker D.M. (2011): Inbreeding and selection on sex ratio in the bark beetle Xylosandrus germanus. BMC Evol. Biol. 11:359 

Schütz D. & Taborsky M. (2011): Sexual selection in the water spider: female choice and male-male competition. Ethology 117:1101-1110

Rutte C. (2011): The sacred commons: Conflicts and solutions of resource management in sacred natural sites. Biol. Cons. 144:2387-2394 

Bruintjes R., Bonfils D., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2011): Paternity of subordinates raises cooperative effort in cichlids. PLoS ONE 6:e25673 

Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M. (2011): Larval helpers and age polyethism in ambrosia beetles. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108:17064-17069 

Riebli T., Avgan B., Bottini A.M., Duc C., Taborsky M. & Heg D. (2011): Behavioural type affects dominance and growth in staged encounters of cooperatively breeding cichlids. Anim. Behav. 81:313-323 

Barta Z., McNamara J.M., Huszár D.B. & Taborsky M. (2011): Cooperation among non-relatives evolves by state-dependent generalized reciprocity. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 278:843-848 

Lehner S.R., Rutte C. & Taborsky M. (2011): Rats benefit from winner and loser effects. Ethology 117: 1-12. 

Le Vin A.L., Mable B.K., Taborsky M., Heg D. & Arnold K.E. (2011): Individual variation in helping in a cooperative breeder: relatedness versus behavioural type. Anim. Behav. 82:467-477 

Kotrschal A., Fischer B. & Taborsky B. (2011): A noninvasive method to determine fat content in small fish based on swim bladder size estimation. J. Exp. Zool. 315:408-415

Heg D., Schürch R. & Rothenberger S. (2011): Behavioral type and growth rate in a ciclid fish. Behav. Ecol. 22:1227-1233

Frommen J.G. (2011): Book review: Tinbergen`s legacy in Behaviour (von Hippel 2010). J. Fish Biol. 79:310-311

Segers F.H.I.D., Gerber B. & Taborsky B. (2011): Do maternal food deprivation and offspring predator cues interactively affect maternal effort in fish? Ethology 117:708-721

Mersmann D., Tomasello M., Call J., Kaminski J. & Taborsky M. (2011): Simple mechanisms can explain social learning in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Ethology 117:675-690

Häsler M.P., Lindeyer C.M., Otti O., Bonfils D., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2011): Female mouthbrooders in control of pre- and postmating sexual selection. Behav. Ecol. 22:1033-1041

Townsend S.W., Zöttl M. & Manser M.B. (2011): All clear? Meerkats attend to contextual information in close calls to coordinate vigilance. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 65:1927-1934 

Bhagwat S.A., Ormsby A.A. & Rutte C. (2011): Role of religion in linking conservation and development: challenges and opportunities. J. Stud. Rel. Nat. Cult. 5:39-60

Chervet N., Zöttl M., Schürch R., Taborsky M. & Heg D. (2011): Repeatability and heritability of behavioural types in a social cichlid. Int. J. Evol. Biol. ID:321729

Fischer B., Dieckmann U. & Taborsky B. (2011): When to store energy in a stochastic environment. Evolution 65:1221-1232 

Segers F.H.I.D. & Taborsky B. (2011): Egg size and food abundance interactively affect juvenile growth and behaviour. Funct. Ecol. 25:166-176 

Biedermann P.H.W., Klepzig K.D. & Taborsky M. (2011): Costs of delayed dispersal and alloparental care in the fungus-cultivating ambrosia beetle Xyleborus affinis Eichhoff (Scolytinae: Curculionidae). Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 65:1753–1761 

Abbot P., et al. (2011): Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471:E1-E4

Bruintjes R. & Taborsky M. (2011): Size-dependent task specialization in a cooperative cichlid in response to experimental variation of demand. Anim. Behav. 81:387-394

Grubbs K.J. et al. (2011): Complete genome sequence of Streptomyces griseus strain XylebKG-1, an Ambrosia beetle-sssociated actinomycete. J. Bacteriol. 193:2890-2891 

Heg D., Rothenberger S. & Schürch R. (2011): Habitat saturation, benefits of philopatry, relatedness and the extent of co-operative breeding in a cichlid. Behav. Ecol. 22:82-92 

Fischer B., Taborsky B. & Kokko H. (2011): How to balance the offspring quality-quantity tradeoff when environmental cues are unreliable. Oikos 120:258-270 

Wolf M., Van Doorn G.S. & Weising F.J. (2011): On the coevolution of social responsiveness and behavioural consistency. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 278:440-448 

Publications 2010

 van Doorn G.S. & Kirkpatrick M. (2010): Transitions between male and female heterogamety caused by sex-antagonistic selection. Genetics 186:629-645 

Taborsky M. (2010): Anonymous (and other) social experience and the evolution of cooperation by reciprocity. In: Social behaviour: genes, ecology and evolution (Eds. Szekely T., Moore A.J. & Komdeur J.). Cambridge University Press. 470-473 

Ota K., Heg D., Hori M. & Kohda M. (2010): Sperm phenotypic plasticity in a shell-brooding cichlid: a territorial male's counterstrategy to spawning takeover. Behav. Ecol. 21:1293-1300 

Schürch R., Rothenberger S. & Heg D. (2010): The building-up of social relationships: behavioural types, social networks and cooperative breeding in a cichlid. Philos. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 365:4089-4098

Witsenburg F., Schürch R., Otti O. & Heg D. (2010): Behavioural types and ecological effects in a natural population of the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. Anim. Behav. 80:757-767 

Van de Pol M. et al. (2010): Do changes in the frequency, magnitude and timing of extreme climatic events threaten the population viability of coastal birds? J. Appl. Ecol. 47:720-730 

Kotrschal A. & Taborsky B. (2010): Resource Defence or Exploded Lek? – A Question of Perspective. Ethology 116:1189–1198

Awata S., Kohda M., Shibata J., Hori M. & Heg D. (2010): Group structure, nest size and reproductive success in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Julidochromis ornatus: a correlation study. Ethology 116:316-328 

Raveh S., Heg D., Dobson F.S., Coltman D.W., Gorrell J.C., Balmer A. & Neuhaus P. (2010): Mating order and reproductive success in male Columbian ground squirrels (Urocitellus columbianus). Behav. Ecol. 21:537-547 

Heg D. (2010): Status-dependent and strategic growth adjustments in female cooperative cichlids. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 64:1309-1316 

Bergmüller R. & Taborsky M. (2010): Animal personality due to social niche specialisation. Trends Ecol. Evol. 25:504-511 

Taborsky M. (2010): Ethology in Europe. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 1 (Eds. Breed M.D. & Moore J.) Elsevier. 649-651 

Taborsky M. & Neat F.C. (2010): Fertilization mode, sperm competition, and cryptic female choice shape primary sexual characters in fish. In: The Evolution of Primary Sexual Characters in Animals (Eds. Leonard J. & Cordoba-Aguilar A.) Oxford University Press. 379-408 

Biedermann P.H.W. (2010): Observations on sex ratio and behavior of males in Xyleborinus saxesenii Ratzeburg (Scolytinae, Coleoptera). In: Sixty years of discovering scolytine and platypodine diversity: A tribute to Stephen L. Wood (Eds. Cognato A.I. & Knížek M.). ZooKeys 56:253-267 

Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2010): Helper response to experimentally manipulated predation risk in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. PLoS ONE 5:e10784 

Schürch R. & Heg D. (2010): Variation in helper type affects group stability and reproductive decisions in a cooperative breeder. Ethology 116:257–269 

Schürch R. & Heg D. (2010): Life history and behavioral type in the highly social cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. Behav. Ecol. 21:588-598 

Voigt-Heucke S.L., Taborsky M. & Dechmann D.K.N. (2010): A dual function of echolocation: bats use echolocation calls to identify familiar and unfamiliar individuals. Anim. Behav. 80:59-67, Highlighted by Science.

Schaedelin F.C. & Taborsky M. (2010): Female choice of a non-bodily ornament: an experimental study of cichlid sand craters in Cyathopharynx furcifer. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 64:1437-1447 

Bruintjes R., Hekman R. & Taborsky M. (2010): Experimental global food reduction raises resource acquisition costs of brood care helpers and reduces their helping effort. Funct. Ecol. 24:1054-1063 

Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J. (2010): Alternative reproductive tactics and life history phenotypes. In: Animal Behaviour: Evolution and Mechanisms (Ed. Kappeler P.) Springer, Berlin. 537-586 

Kotrschal A. & Taborsky B. (2010): Environmental change enhances cognitive abilities in fish. PLoS Biol. 8:e1000351 

Kotrschal A. (2010): Telomere: Spuren die das Leben schrieb. Gehirn & Geist 3:64-67 

Schütz D., Pachler G., Ripmeester E., Goffinet O. & Taborsky M. (2010): Reproductive investment of giants and dwarfs: specialized tactics in a cichlid fish with alternative male morphs. Funct. Ecol. 24:131-140 

Arnold C. & Taborsky B. (2010): Social experience in early ontogeny has lasting effects on social skills in cooperatively breeding cichlids. Anim. Behav. 79:621–630 

Taborsky M. (2010): Sample size in the study of behaviour. Ethology 116:185–202  

Publications 2009

Haesler M.P., Lindeyer C.M. & Taborsky M. (2009): Reproductive parasitism: male and female responses to conspecific and heterospecific intrusions at spawning in a mouth-brooding cichlid Ophthalmotilapia ventralis. J. Fish Biol. 75:1845–1856 

Kohda M., Heg D., Makino Y., Takeyama T., Shibata J., Watanabe K., Munehara H., Hori M. & Awata S. (2009): Living on the wedge: female control of paternity in a cooperatively polyandrous cichlid. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 276:4207-4214 

Heg D., Jutzeler E., Mitchell J.S. & Hamilton I.M. (2009): Helpful female subordinate cichlids are more likely to reproduce. PLoS ONE 4:e5458 

Van Doorn G.S., Edelaar P. & Weising F.J. (2009): On the origin of species by natural and sexual selection. Science 326:1704-1707 

Rutte C. & Pfeiffer T. (2009): Evolution of reciprocal altruism by copying observed behaviour. Curr. Sci. 97:1573-1578 

Mitchell J.S., Jutzeler E., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2009): Gender differences in the costs that subordinate group members impose on dominant males in a cooperative breeder. Ethology 115:1162-1174 

Mitchell J.S., Jutzeler E., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2009): Dominant members of cooperatively-breeding groups adjust their behaviour in response to the sexes of subordinates. Behaviour 146:1665-1686 

Taborsky M (2009): Reproductive skew in cooperative fish groups: virtue and limitations of alternative modeling approaches. In: Reproductive Skew in Vertebrates: Proximate and Ultimate Causes (Eds. Hager R. & Jones C.B.). Cambridge University Press. 265-304 

Biedermann P.H.W., Klepzig K.R. & Taborsky M. (2009): Fungus cultivation by ambrosia beetles: Behavior and laboratory breeding success in three Xyleborine species. Environ. Entomol. 38:1096-1105

Schaedelin F.C. & Taborsky M. (2009): Extended phenotypes as signals. Biological Reviews  84:293–313

Immler S. & Taborsky M. (2009): Sequential polyandry affords post-mating sexual selection in the mouths of cichlid females. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 63:1219-1230

Rankin D.J. & Eggimann F. (2009): The evolution of judgement bias in indirect reciprocity. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 276:1339–1345 

Biedermann P.H.W. & Kärcher M.H. (2009): Weather-dependent activity and flying height of Barn Swallows, Hirundo rustica Linnaeus 1758, and House Martins, Delichon urbicum (Linnaeus 1758). Egretta 50:76-81 

Taborsky B., Guyer L. & Taborsky M. (2009): Size-assortative mating in the absence of mate choice. Anim. Behav. 77:439–448 

Fischer B., Taborsky B. & Dieckmann U. (2009): Unexpected patterns of plastic energy allocation in stochastic environments. Am. Nat. 173:E108-E120 

Rankin D.J. & Taborsky M. (2009): Assortment and the evolution of generalized reciprocity. Evolution 63:1913-1922

Taborsky M. (2009): Biased citation practice and taxonomic parochialism. Ethology 115:105–111 

Publications 2008

Bender N., Taborsky M., & Power D.M. (2008): The role of prolactin in the regulation of brood care in the cooperatively breeding fish Neolamprologus pulcher. J. Exp. Zool. 309A:515–524 

Ilmonen P., Kotrschal A. & Penn D.J. (2008): Telomere Attrition Due to Infection. PLoS ONE 3:e2143 

Delhey K., Peters A., Biedermann P.H.W. & Kempenaers, B. (2008): Optical properties of the uropygial gland secretion: no evidence for UV cosmetics in birds. Naturwissenschaften 95:939-946 

Kärcher M.H., Biedermann P.H.W., Hrassnigg N. & Crailsheim K. (2008): Predator-prey interaction between drones of Apis mellifera carnica and insectivorous birds. Apidology 39:302-309 

Hirschenhauser K., Canario A.V.M., Ros A.F.H., Taborsky M. & Oliveira R.F. (2008): Social context may affect urinary excretion of 11-ketotestosterone in African cichlids. Behaviour 145:1367-1388 

Bruintjes R. & Taborsky M. (2008): Helpers in a cooperative breeder pay a high price to stay: effects of demand, helper size and sex. Anim. Behav. 75:1843-1850

Hochberg M.E., Rankin D.J. & Taborsky M. (2008): The coevolution of cooperation and dispersal in social groups and its implications for the emergence of multicellularity. BMC Evol. Biol. 8:238 

Heg D., Heg-Bachar Z., Brouwer L. & Taborsky M. (2008): Experimentally induced helper dispersal in colonially breeding cooperative cichlids. Environ. Biol. Fish. 83:191-206 

Dierkes P., Taborsky M. & Achmann R. (2008): Multiple paternity in the cooperatively breeding fish Neolamprologus pulcher. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 62:1581–1589 

Maan M.E. & Taborsky M. (2008): Sexual conflict over breeding substrate causes female expulsion and offspring loss in a cichlid fish. Behav. Ecol. 19:302-308 

Bender N., Heg-Bachar Z., Oliveira R.F., Canario A.V.M., & Michael Taborsky (2008): Hormonal control of brood care and social status in a cichlid fish with brood care helpers. Physiol. Behav. 94:349-358 

Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J. (2008): "Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative Approach". Cambridge University Press. 507pp. 

Taborsky M., Oliviera R.F. & Brockmann H.J. (2008): The evolution of alternative reproductive tactics: concepts and questions. In: Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative Approach (Eds. Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J.). Cambridge University Press. 1-21 

Brockmann H.J. & Taborsky M. (2008): Alternative reproductive tactics and the evolution of alternative allocation phenotypes. In: Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative Approach (Eds. Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J.). Cambridge University Press. 25-51 

Taborsky M. (2008): Alternative reproductive tactics in fish. In: Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative Approach (Eds. Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J.). Cambridge University Press. 251-299 

Brockmann H.J., Oliveira R.F., & Taborsky M. (2008): Integrating mechanisms and function:prospects for future research. In: Alternative Reproductive Tactics: An Integrative Approach (Eds. Oliveira R., Taborsky M. & Brockmann H.J.). Cambridge University Press. 471-489 

Taborsky M. (2008): The use of theory in behavioural research. Ethology 114:1-6 

Moksnes A. et al. (2008): Individual female common cuckoos Cuculus canorus lay constant egg types but egg appearance cannot be used to assign eggs to females. J. Avian Biol. 39:238-241 

Rutte C. & Taborsky M. (2008): The influence of social experience on cooperative behaviour of rats (Rattus norvegicus): direct vs generalised reciprocity. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 62:499–505 

Kohda M., Shibata J., Awata S., Gomagano D., Takeyama T., Hori M. & Heg D. (2008): Niche differentiation depends on body size in a cichlid fish: a model system of a community structured according to size regularities. J. Anim. Ecol. 77:859-868 

Heg D. & Hamilton I.M. (2008): Tug-of-war over reproduction in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 62:1249-1257 

Hamilton I.M. & Heg D. (2008): Sex differences in the effect of social status on the growth of subordinates in a co-operatively breeding cichlid. J. Fish Biol. 72:1079-1088 

Heg D. (2008): Reproductive suppression in female cooperatively breeding cichlids. Biol. Lett. 4:606-609 

Heg D., Jutzeler E., Bonfils D. & Mitchell J. S. (2008): Group composition affects male reproductive partitioning in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Mol. Ecol. 17:4359-4370 

Konovalov D.A. & Heg D. (2008): Estimation of population allele frequencies from small samples containing multiple generations. Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference 14–17 January 2008, Kyoto, Japan, Imperial College Press, London 321–331 

Konovalov D.A. & Heg D. (2008): Technical advances: A maximum-likelihood relatedness estimator allowing for negative relatedness values. Mol. Ecol. Notes 8:256-263 

Rankin D.J. (2008): Can punishment maintain sex? Oikos 117:173-176 

Kokko H., Heubel K.U. & Rankin D.J. (2008): How populations persist when asexuality requires sex: the spatial dynamics of coping with sperm parasites. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 275:817-825

Rankin, D.J. & Arnqvist, G. (2008): Sexual dimorphism is associated with population fitness in the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus. Evolution 62:622-630 

Publications 2007

Kotrschal A., Ilmonen P. & Penn D.J. (2007): Stress impacts telomere dynamics. Biol. Lett. 3:128-130 

Rankin D.J., Bargum K. & Kokko H. (2007): The tragedy of the commons in evolutionary biology. Trends Ecol. Evol. 22:643-651 

Rankin, D.J. (2007): Simple maths for a perplexing world. Science 318:919 

Vande Pol M.,Pen I., Heg D. & Weissing F.J. (2007): Variation in habitat choice and delayed reproduction: Adaptive queuing strategies or individual quality differences? Am. Nat. 170:530-541 

Hamilton I.M. & Heg D. (2007): Clutch-size adjustments and skew models: effects on reproductive partitioning and group stability. Behav. Ecol. 18:467-476 

Skubic E. (2007): Cooperation theory of cooperative breeding. Behav. Process. 76:90-94

Diaz P.C., Grüter C. & Farina W.M. (2007): Floral scents affect the distribution of hive bees around dancers. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 61:1589-1597 

Grüter C. & Farina W.M. (2007): Nectar distribution and its relation to food quality in honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Insect. Soc. 54:87-94 

Farina W.M., Grüter C., Acosta L. & Mc Cabe S. (2007): Honeybees learn floral odors while receiving nectar from foragers within the hive. Naturwissenschaften 94:55-60 

Duftner N., Sefc K.M., Koblmüller S., Salzburger W., Taborsky M. & Sturmbauer C. (2007): Parallel evolution of facial stripe patterns in the Neolamprologus brichardi/pulcher species complex endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 45:706-715

Taborsky M. (2007): Cooperation built the Tower of Babel. Behav. Process. 76:95-99

Schütz D., Taborsky M. & Drapela T. (2007): Air bells of water spiders are an extended phenotype modified in response to gas composition. J. Exp. Zool. 307A:549-555 

Steinegger M. & Taborsky B. (2007): Asymmetric sexual conflict over parental care in a biparental cichlid. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 61:933-941 

Taborsky B., Skubic E. & Bruintjes R. (2007): Mothers adjust egg size to helper number in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behav. Ecol. 18:652-657

Rutte C. & Taborsky M. (2007): Generalized reciprocity in rats. PLoS Biol. 5:1421-1425 

Taborsky M. (2007): Impact factor statistics and publication practice: What can we learn? Ethology 113:1-8 

Bergmueller R. & Taborsky M. (2007): Adaptive behavioural syndromes due to strategic niche specialization. BMC Ecol. 7:12

Peer K. & Taborsky M. (2007): Delayed dispersal as a potential route to cooperative breeding in ambrosia beetles. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 61:729-730 

Publications 2006


Grüter C., Acosta L.E. & Farina W.M. (2006): Propagation of olfactory information within the honeybee hive. Behav. Ecol. Sociobio. 60:707-713 

Schütz D., Parker G.A., Taborsky M. & Sato T. (2006): An optimality approach to male and female body sizes in an extremely size-dimorphic cichlid fish. Evol. Ecol. Res. 8:1393-1408. 

Dalbeck L. & Heg D. (2006): Reproductive success of a reintroduced population of eagle owls Bubo bubo in relation to habitat characteristics in the Eifel, Germany. Ardea 94:3-21 

Heg D. & Bachar Z. (2006): Cooperative breeding in the Lake Tanganyika cichlid Julidochromis ornatus. Environ. Biol. Fish. 76:265-281 

Biedermann P.H.W. (2006): Hidden leks in the Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus? - Investigations from the Khan Khentey reserve (Mongolia). Acrocephalus 27(128-129):21-35 

Wirtz S. & Steinmann P. (2006): Sperm characteristics in perch Perca fluviatilis L. J. Fish Biol. 68:1896-1902

Heg D., Bergmüller R., Bonfils D., Otti O., Bachar Z., Burri R., Heckel G. & Taborsky M. (2006): Cichlids do not adjust reproductive skew to the availability of independent breeding options. Behav.l Ecol. 17:419-429 

Van de Pol M., Bruinzeel L.W., Heg D., van der Jeugd H.P. & Verhulst S. (2006): A silver spoon for a golden future: long-term effects of natal origin on fitness prospects of oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus). J. Anim. Ecol. 75:616-626 

Bender N., Heg D., Hamilton I.M., Bachar Z., Taborsky M. & Oliveira R.F. (2006): The relationship between social status, behaviour, growth and steroids in male helpers and breeders of a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Horm. Behav. 50:173-182 

Taborsky M. (2006): Ethology into a new era. Ethology 112:1-6 

Awata S., Heg D., Munehara H. & Kohda M. (2006): Testis size depends on social status and the presence of male helpers in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Julidochromis ornatus. Behav. Ecol. 17:372-379 

Schaedelin F.C. & Taborsky M. (2006): Mating craters of Cyathopharynx furcifer (Cichlidae) are individually specific, extended phenotypes. Anim. Behav. 72:753-761 

Heg D., Heyl S., Rasa O.A.E. & Peschke K. (2006): Reproductive skew and communal breeding in the subsocial beetle Parastizopus armaticeps. Anim. Behav. 71:427-437 

Taborsky B. (2006): Mothers determine offspring size in response to own juvenile growth conditions. Biol. Lett. 2:225-228 

Rutte C., Taborsky M. & Brinkhof M.W.G. (2006): What sets the odds of winning and losing? Trends Ecol. Evol. 21:16-21 

Taborsky M. (2006): Of gulls, geese and two men. (Book review) Trends Ecol. Evol. 21:119-120 

Taborsky B. (2006): The influence of juvenile and adult environments on life-history trajectories. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 273:741-750 

Hamilton I.M., Haesler M.P. & Taborsky M. (2006): Predators, reproductive parasites, and the persistence of poor males on leks. Behav. Ecol. 17:97-107 

Heg D. (2006): Monogamy pays. Experimental liaisons and threesomes. In: Seeking Nature's Limits: Ecologists in the Field (Ed. Drent R.) KNNV Publishing, Utrecht. 

Publications 2005

Farina W.M., Grüter C. & Diaz P.C. (2005): Social learning of floral odours inside the honeybee hive. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:1923-1928 

Hamilton I.M. & Taborsky M. (2005): Contingent movement and cooperation evolve under generalized reciprocity. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:2259-2267 

Hamilton I.M., Heg, D. & Bender, N. (2005): Size differences within a dominance hierarchy influence conflict and help in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behaviour 142:1591-1613 

Komdeur J. & Heg D. (2005): Cooperation and conflict over investment strategies in animals. Behaviour 142:1433-1447 

Dierkes P., Heg D., Taborsky M., Skubic E., & Achmann R. (2005): Genetic relatedness in groups is sex-specific and declines with age of helpers in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Ecol. Lett. 8:968-975 

Heg D., Bachar Z. & Taborsky M. (2005): Cooperative breeding and group structure in the Lake Tanganyika cichlid Neolamprologus savoryi. Ethology 111:1017-1043 

Stiver K.A., Dierkes P., Taborsky M., Gibbs H.L. & Balshine S. (2005): Relatedness and helping in fish: examining the theoretical predictions. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:1593-1599 

Schütz D. & Taborsky M. (2005): The influence of sexual selection and ecological constraints on an extreme sexual size dimorphism in a cichlid. Anim. Behav. 70:539-549 

Pfeiffer T., Rutte C., Killingback T., Taborsky M., & Bonhoeffer S. (2005): Evolution of cooperation by generalized reciprocity. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:1115-1120 

Brouwer L., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2005): Experimental evidence for helper effects in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behav. Ecol. 16:667-673 

Peer K. & Taborsky M. (2005): Outbreeding depression, but no inbreeding depression in haplodiploid ambrosia beetles with regular sibling mating. Evolution 59:317-323 

Heg D., Brouwer L., Bachar Z. & Taborsky M. (2005): Large group size yields group stability in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. Behaviour 142:1615-1641 

Bergmüller R., Heg D. Peer K. & Taborsky M. (2005): Extended safe havens and between-group dispersal of helpers in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behaviour 142:1643-1667 

Hamilton I.M. & Taborsky M. (2005): Unrelated helpers will not fully compensate for costs imposed on breeders when they pay to stay. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:445-454 

Bergmüller R., Heg D. & Taborsky M. (2005): Helpers in a cooperatively breeding cichlid stay and pay or disperse and breed, depending on ecological constraints. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:325-331 

Bergmüller R. & Taborsky M. (2005): Experimental manipulation of helping in a cooperative breeder: helpers 'pay to stay' by pre-emptive appeasement. Anim. Behav. 69:19-28 

Haesler M.P., & Seehausen O. (2005): Inheritance of female mating preference in a sympatric sibling species pair of Lake Victoria cichlids: implications for speciation. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 272:237-245 

Schürch R. & Taborsky B. (2005): The functional significance of buccal feeding in the mouthbrooding cichlid Tropheus moorii . Behaviour 142:265-281 

Grüter C. & Taborsky B. (2005): Sex ratio and the sexual conflict about brood care in a biparental mouthbrooder. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 58:44-52 

Schütz D. & Taborsky M. (2005): Mate choice and sexual conflict in the size dimorphic water spider, Argyroneta aquatica (Araneae: Argyronetidae). J. Arachnology 33:767-775

Publications 2004

Stiver K.A., Dierkes P., Taborsky M. & Balshine, S. (2004): Dispersal patterns and status change in a co-operatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher: evidence from microsatellite analyses and behavioural observations. J. Fish Biol. 65:91-105 

Dubois F., Giraldeau L.A., Hamilton I.M., Grant J.W.A. & Lefebvre L. (2004): Distraction sneakers decrease the expected level of aggression within groups: A game-theoretic model. Am. Nat. 164:E32-E45 

Grüter C. & Taborsky B. (2004): Mouthbrooding and biparental care: an unexpected combination, but male broodcare pays. Anim. Behav. 68:1283-1289 

Hamilton I.M. (2004): A commitment model of reproductive inhibition in cooperatively breeding groups. Behav. Ecol. 15:585-591

Hamilton, I.M. (2004): Distance to neighbours influences the trade-off between hiding after disturbance and defending food patches in convict cichlids (Archocentrus nigrofasciatus). Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 56:530-538 

Heg D. & Rasa O.A.E. (2004): Effects of parental body condition and size on reproductive success in a tenebrionid beetle with biparental care. Ecol. Entomol. 29:410-419 

Heg D., Bender N. & Hamilton I. (2004): Strategic growth decisions in helper cichlids. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 271:5505-5508 

Heg D., Bachar Z., Brouwer L. & Taborsky M. (2004): Predation risk is an ecological constraint for helper dispersal in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 271:2367-2374 

Hirschenhauser K., Taborsky M., Oliveira T., Canario A.V.M. & Oliveira R. F. (2004): A test of the 'challenge hypothesis' in cichlid fish: simulated partner and territory intruder experiments. Anim. Behav. 68:741-750 

Peer K. & Taborsky M. (2004): Female ambrosia beetles adjust their offspring sex ratio according to outbreeding opportunities for their sons. J. Evol. Biol. 17:257-264 

Rasa O.A.E. & Heg D. (2004): Individual variation and prior experience affect the discrimination of a brood-parasite by its subsocial beetle host. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 57:155-163 

Saether B.-E. et al. (2004). Life-history variation predicts the effects of demographic stochasticity on avian population dynamics. Am. Nat. 164:793-802 

Sato T., Hirose M., Taborsky M. & Kimura S. (2004): Size-dependent male alternative reproductive tactics in the shell-brooding cichlid fish Lamprologus callipterus in Lake Tanganyika. Ethology 110:49-62 

Skjelseth S., Moksnes A., Roskaft E., Gibbs H.L., Taborsky M., Taborsky B., Honza M. & Kleven, O. (2004): Parentage and host in the common cockoo Cuculus canorus. J. Avian Biol. 35:21-24

Skubic E., Taborsky M. , McNamara J.M. & Houston A.I. (2004): When to parasitize? A dynamic optimization model of reproductive strategies in a cooperative breeder. J. Theor. Biol. 227:487-501

Taborsky B. & Foerster K. (2004): Female mouthbrooders adjust incubation duration to perceived risk of predation. Anim. Behav. 68:1275-1281 

Tebbich S., Taborsky M., Fessl B., Dvorak M. & Winkler H. (2004): Feeding behavior of four arboreal Darwin's finches: Adaptations to spatial and seasonal variability. Condor 106:95-105 

Vogl W., Taborsky B., Taborsky M., Teuschl, Y. & Honza M. (2004): Habitat and space use of European cuckoo females during the egg laying period. Behaviour 141:881-898 

Publications 2003

Honza M., Taborsky B., Taborsky M., Teuschl Y., Vogl W., Moksnes A. & Roskaft E. (2003): Behaviour of female common cuckoos, Cuculus canorus, in the vicinity of host nests before and during egg laying: a radiotelemetry study. Anim. Behav. 65:1057-1057

Hamilton I.M. & Dill L.M.(2003): The use of territorial gardening versus kleptoparasitism by a subtropical reef fish (Kyphosus cornelii) is influenced by territory defendability. Behav. Ecol. 14:561-568 

Hamilton I.M. & Dill L.M. (2003): Group foraging by a kleptoparasitic fish: a strong inference test of social foraging models. Ecology 84:3349-3359. 

Oliveira, R.F., Hirschenhauser, K., Canario, A.V.M. & Taborsky, M. (2003): Androgen levels of reproductive competitors in a co-operatively breeding cichlid. J. Fish Biol. 63:1615-1620 

Heg, D., Bruinzeel, L.W. & Ens, B.J. (2003): Fitness consequences of divorce in the oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus. Anim. Behav. 66:175-184 

Schütz D., Taborsky M. (2003): Adaptations to an aquatic life may be responsible for the reversed sexual size dimorphism in the water spider, Argyroneta aquatica. Evol. Ecol. Res. 5:105-117 

Taborsky, B., Dieckmann, U. & Heino, M. (2003): Unexpected discontinuities in life-history evolution under size-dependent mortality. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 270:713-721 

Publications 2002

Candolin U. & Reynolds J.D. (2002): Why do males tolerate sneakers? Tests with the European bitterling, Rhodeus sericeus. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 51:146-152 

Honza M., Taborsky B., Taborsky M., Teuschl Y., Vogl W., Moksnes A. & Roskaft E. (2002): Behaviour of female common cuckoos, Cuculus canorus, in the vicinity of host nests before and during egg laying: a radiotelemetry study. Anim. Behav. 64:861-868 

Vogl W., Taborsky M., Taborsky B., Teuschl Y. & Honza M. (2002): Cuckoo females preferentially use specific habitats when searching for host nests. Anim. Behav. 64:843-850 

Tebbich S., Taborsky M., Fessl B. & Dvorak M. (2002): The ecology of tool-use in the woodpecker finch (Cactospiza callida): Ecol. Lett. 5:656-664 

Schöfl G. & Taborsky M. (2002): Prolonged tandem formation in fire bugs (Pyrrhocoris apterus) serves mate guarding, Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 52:426-433 

Publications 2001

Tebbich S., Taborsky M., Fessel B. & Blomqvist D. (2001): Do woodpecker finches acquire tool-use by social learning? Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 268:2189-2193 

Candolin U. & Reynolds J.D. (2001): Sexual signaling in the European bitterling: females learn the truth by direct inspection of the resource. Behav. Ecol. 12:407-411 

Danchin E., Heg D. & Doligez B. (2001): Public information and breeding habitat selection. In: Dispersal (Eds. Clobert J., Danchin E., Dhondt A.A. & Nichols J.D.) Oxford University Press pp. 243-258

Huber, L., Rechberger, S. & Taborsky, M. (2001): Social learning affects object exploration and manipulation in keas, Nestor notabilis. Anim. Behav. 62:945-954 

Taborsky, M. (2001): The evolution of bourgeois, parasitic and cooperative reproductive behaviors in fishes. J. Hered. 92:100-110

Balshine S., Leach B., Neat F., Reid H.,Taborsky M. & Werner, N. (2001): Correlates of group size in a cooperatively breeding cichlid Fish. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 50:134-140 

Taborsky, B. (2001): Die Tricks des Parasiten? Wie der Kuckuck seine Wirtsvögel überlistet. Ornis 1:9-13

Publications 2000

Alonzo S.H., Taborsky M. & Wirtz P. (2000): Male alternative reproductive behaviours in a Mediterranean wrasse, Symphodus ocellatus: Evidence from otoliths for muliple life-history pathways. Evol. Ecol. Res. 2:997-1007 

Schütz D. & Taborsky M. (2000): Giant males or dwarf females: what determines the extreme sexual size dimorphism in Lamprologus callipterus? J. Fish Biol. 57:1254-1265