12th Annual Meeting of the Ethological Society
From Sensory Perception to Behaviour
Bonn, February 22nd-24th, 2017


Wednesday, February 22nd
11:00 - 14:00 Registration
14:00 - 14:15Gerhard von der Emde (Bonn): Welcome
14:15 - 15:151. Plenary Talk: Alexander Kotrschal (Stockholm)
The costs and benefits of large brain size
Chair: Gerhard von der Emde
15:15 - 16:00Short talks, Session 1: Cognition A Chair: Joachim Frommen
15:15: ST1.1: Long-distance relationships in mollies: the use of public information in mate choice is not affected by distance
Gierszewski, Stefanie; Keil, Melissa; Witte, Klaudia
15:30: ST1.2: Cognition in bamboo sharks and freshwater stingrays
Schlüssel, Vera
15:45: ST1.3: Sharks can see the magic¯ as well: 4 different optical illusions in the grey bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium griseum).
Fuss, Theodora; Schlüssel, Vera
16:00 - 16:30Coffee break
16:30 - 18:30Short talks, Session 2: Cognition B Chair: Peter Kappeler
16:30: ST2.1: Visual discrimination of natural and artificial stimuli in pigeons (Columba livia)
Matzinger, Theresa M. E.; Aust, Ulrike
16:45: ST2.2: Personality and learning via odour cues in bank voles
Mazza, Valeria; Dammhahn, Melanie; Jacob, J.; Zaccaroni, M.; Eccard, Jana A.
17:00: ST2.3: Mate-copying of a natural trait in Drosophila melanogaster
Nöbel, Sabine; Isabel, Guillaume; Danchin, Etienne
17:15: ST2.4: Cross-modal object recognition and sensory processing in a fish
Schumacher, Sarah; Burt de Perera, Theresa; Thenert, Johanna; von der Emde, Gerhard
17:30: ST2.5: Mirror image stimulation- investigating self-recognition in crows
Vanhooland, Lisa-Claire; Bugnyar, T.; Massen, J. J. M.
17:45: ST2.6: Do wild Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata) learn to use artificial symbols as cues to optimise foraging?
Hardenbicker, Marie-Christin; Brandl, Hanja B.; Griffith, Simon C.; Schuett, Wiebke
18:00: ST2.7: What do parrots talk about with their owners? Lexicon of African grey parrots kept as pets.
Lindova, Jitka
18:15: ST2.8: The impact of elevated cortisol on personality traits in adolescent and adult cavies
Guenther, Anja
19:00 - 22:00Conference Dinner

Thursday, February 23rd
9:00 - 10:00 2. Plenary Talk: Molly Cummings (Austin)
Identifying cognitive-behavioral syndromes that vary by mating system in Poeciliid fishes
Chair: Vera Schlüssel
10:00 - 11:00Short talks, Session 3: Behavioral Ecology A Chair: Fritz Trillmich
10:00: ST3.1: Prospecting in wild zebra finches the effect of brood size manipulation on breeding decisions
Brandl, Hanja B.; Griffith, Simon C.; Schuett, Wiebke
10:15: ST3.2: Female reproductive behaviour under infanticide risk
Breedveld, Merel C.; Folkertsma, Remco; Eccard, Jana A.
10:30: ST3.3: Effects of female density on mating decisions in a sexually cannibalistic spider Argiope bruennichi
Cory, Anna-Lena; Becker, Julia; Schneider, Jutta M.
10:45: ST3.4: Social foraging and exploitative behaviour: the maintenance of cooperation in spiders
Dumke, Marlis; Herberstein, Marie E.; Schneider, Jutta M.
11:00 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00Short talks, Session 4: Behavioral Ecology B Chair: Elke Zimmermann
11:30: ST4.1: Cooperatively breeding fish benefit from anti-predator vigilance
Frommen, Joachim G.; Döllenbach, Laura; Taborsky, Michael
11:45: ST4.2: Context-dependent reproductive decisions along an ecological gradient
Heubel, Katja U.; Mück, Isabel; Vallon, Martin
12:00: ST4.3: Shoal sex composition and predation risk influence sub-adult three-spined stickleback shoaling decisions
Rystrom, Taylor L.; Clement, Vic F.; Rick, Ingolf P.; Bakker, Theo C. M.; Mehlis, Marion
12:15: ST4.4: Dis-assortative female mate choice for boldness in a monogamous cichlid
Scherer, Ulrike; Kuhnhardt, Mira; Schuett, Wiebke
12:30: ST4.5: Influence of inter-individual differences on individual movement and space use behaviour in different species
Schirmer, Annika; Eccard, Jana A.; Dammhahn, Melanie
12:45: ST4.6: Data on the ecology of Nigerian-Cameroonian Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ellioti) and Cross-River Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla diehli).
Linnarz, Sebastian; Bleckmann, Horst
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:003. Plenary Talk: Theresa Burt de Perera (Oxford)
Navigating in a three-dimensional world
Chair: Helmut Schmitz
15:00 - 17:00Short talks, Session 5: Sensory Perception Chair: Klaudia Witte
15:00: ST5.1: Biosonar encoding of surface waves: bats perceptual sensitivity to spatial and temporal frequency
Baier, Leonie; Goerlitz, Holger R.; Wiegrebe, Lutz
15:15: ST5.2: Mole-rats like it hot
Burda, Hynek ; Dohmen, Josefine; Mladenkova, Nella; Vole, Christiane; Begall, Sabine; Sumbera, Radim
15:30: ST5.3: Female brain size affects the assessment of male attractiveness during mate choice
Corral-Lopez, Alberto; Bloch, Natasha I.; Kotrschal, Alexander; van der Bijl, Wouter; Buechel, Severine D.; Mank, Judith E.; Kolm, Niclas
15:45: ST5.4: Relative value perception in an insect: expectations and effort influence the perceived quality of food sources in the ant Lasius niger
Czaczkes, Tomer J.; Oberhauser, Felix B.; Wendt, Stephanie
16:00: ST5.5: Phonotactic orientation during flight of the parasitoid fly Emblemasoma auditrix (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)
Tron, Nanina; Lakes-Harlan, Reinhard
16:15: ST5.6: Traffic noise drowns out great tit alarm calls
Zollinger, Sue Anne; Templeton, Christopher N.; Brumm, Henrik
16:30: ST5.7: The importance of underwater sound: Noise can affect mating behavior and reproduction in vocal fish.
de Jong, Karen; Amorim, M. Clara P.; Fonseca, Paulo J.; Klein, Adrian; Fox, Clive; Heubel, Katja U.
17:00 - 17:30Coffee break
17:30 - 18:30Public Lecture: Markus Knaden (Jena)
Navigation unter extremen Bedingungen: wie Wüstenameisen möglichst schnell nach Hause finden
Chair: Horst Bleckmann
19:00 - 22:00Posters (with Beer and Snacks)

Friday, February 24th
9:00 - 10:00 4. Plenary Talk: Volker Dürr (Bielefeld)
Locomotor Flexibility: Adaptive coordination and exploration in insect locomotion
Chair: Joachim Mogdans
10:00 - 11:00Short talks, Session 6: Signals and Signal Processing A Chair: Jan Benda
10:00: ST6.1: Functional correlates of fluorescent color patterns across the fish phylogeny
Anthes, Nils; Theobald, Jennifer; Gerlach, Tobias; Meadows, Melissa G.; Michiels, Nico K.
10:15: ST6.2: Court and spark in the wild: communication at the limits of sensation
Henninger, Jörg; Kirschbaum, Frank; Grewe, Jan; Krahe, Rüdiger; Benda, Jan
10:30: ST6.3: Linking brain activity to odour-guided behaviour in the hawkmoth Manduca sexta
Bisch-Knaden, Sonja; Dahake, Ajinkya; Knaden, Markus; Sachse, Silke; Hansson, Bill S.
10:45: ST6.4: Hawkmoths evaluate scenting flowers with the tips of their tongues
Haverkamp, Alexander; Yon, Felipe; Bing, Julia; Keesey, Ian W.; Mißbach, Christine; Koenig, Christopher; Baldwin, Ian T.; Kessler, Danny; Hansson, Bill S.; Knaden, Markus
11:00 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30Short talks, Session 7: Signals and Signal Processing B Chair: Henrik Brumm
11:30: ST7.1: Active photolocation using modified ambient light in diurnal marine fishes
Michiels, Nico K.; Bitton, Pierre-Paul; Anthes, Nils; Harant, Ulrike K.; Fritsch, Roland; Drohm, Sanja; Kalb, Nadine; Seeburger, Victoria; Santon, Matteo
11:45: ST7.2: Sensory-drive speciation: visual development affects colour-based mate preference
Wright, D. Shane; Seehausen, Ole; Groothuis, Ton G. G.; Maan, Martine E.
12:00: ST7.3: Ultrasonic communication in rodents
Wöhr, Markus
12:15: ST7.5: Volatile sampling to study olfactory communication in mammals
Kücklich, Marlen; Birkemeyer, Claudia; Weiß, Brigitte M.; Einspanier, Almuth; Manser, Marta; Holland, Ruben; Widdig, Anja
12:30 - 13:00Short talks, Session 8: Cooperation A Chair: Jutta Schneider
12:30: ST8.1: Limited evidence for proper third party punishment in Labroides dimidiatus
Aellen, Melisande; Bshary, Redouan
12:45: ST8.2: Causes and consequences of alternative dispersal decisions in the cooperatively breeding Seychelles warbler
Groenewoud, Frank; Kingma, S. A.; Komdeur, J.
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:005. Plenary Talk: Johan J. Bolhuis (Utrecht)
Twitter evolution: Birdsong, speech, and language
Chair: Theo Bakker
15:00 - 16:00Short talks, Session 9: Cooperation B Chair: Jutta Schneider
15:00: ST9.1: Strategic adjustment of helping behaviour in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus savoryi
Josi, Dario; Taborsky, Michael; Tanaka, Hirokazu; Frommen, Joachim G.
15:15: ST9.2: Reciprocity and kin selection - two alternative mechanisms underlying cooperation in Norway rats
Schweinfurth, Manon; Taborsky, Michael
15:30: ST9.3: Climate change negatively affects the ontogeny of cognitive performance in cleaner fish
Triki, Zegni; Wismer, Sharon; Levorato, Elena; Bshary, Redouan
15:45: ST9.4: Social feedback and within-group diversity in the collective temperature homeostasis of bumblebees
Weidenmüller, Anja; Garrison, Linda; Kleineidam, Christoph