Program


    Wednesday, February 17th
11.00 - 14.00:    Registration
11.00 - 12.30:   Guided tour to the facilities at the German Primate Center
14.00 - 14.15:   Welcome
14.15 - 15.15:   Catherine Crockford (Leipzig): Endocrinological mechanisms supporting social bonds in wild chimpanzees
15.15 - 15.30:   Christine B. Haunhorst, Oliver Schülke & Julia Ostner (Göttingen): How female Assamese macaques benefit from opposite-sex social bonds
15.30 - 15.45:   Jorg J.M. Massen, Thomas Bugnyar & Martina Stocker (Vienna): A hormonal basis of cooperation in ravens (Corvus corax)?
15.45 - 16.00:   Joachim G. Frommen, Dario-Marcos Bayani & Michael Taborsky (Bern): Olfactory signals trigger social interactions in a cooperatively breeding fish
16.00 - 16.30:   Coffee break
16.30 - 16.45:   Klara Kittler, Peter M. Kappeler & Claudia Fichtel (Göttingen): TOOL TIME - The use and understanding of tools in three lemur species
16.45 - 17.00:   Anna Sperber, Peter Kappeler & Claudia Fichtel (Göttingen): Coordination of collective group movements in wild redfronted lemurs
17.00 - 17.15:   Joah Madden, Ellis Langely, Christine Beardsworth, Jayden Van Horik & Mark Whiteside (Exeter): Individuals who are slow to reverse a learned association survive for longer in the wild
17.15 - 17.30:   Corina Logan (Cambridge): Are invasive species behaviourally flexible? Measuring behavioural flexibility directly in great-tailed grackles
17.30 - 17.45:   Wiebke Schuett & Claudia Drees (Hamburg): Ground beetles in city forests: forest age and urbanization predict exploratory and risk-taking behaviour
17.45 - 18.00:   Anna Frohnwieser, Tom Pike, John Murray, Anna Wilkinson (Lincoln): What makes a conspecific? Perception of artificial conspecifics by bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
18.00 - 19.30:   Poster session with snacks
     
    Thursday, February 18th
9.00 - 10.00:   Lars Chittka (London): Are bigger brains better? Lessons from the insects
10:00 - 10.15:   Dieter Lukas & Tim Clutton-Brock (Cambridge): Coalitions, social complexity, and brain size in mammals
10.15 - 10.30:   Stefanie Keupp, Thomas Bugnyar, Thomas Mussweiler & Julia Fischer (Göttingen): Social comparisons in long-tailed macaques
10.30 - 11.00:   Coffee break
11.00 - 11.15:   Simona Kralj-Fišer, Klemen Čandek, & Matjaž Kuntner (Ljubljana): Does nutrition over ontogeny affect sexual cannibalism and reproductive success in raft spiders?
11.15 - 11.30:   E. Tobias Krause, Oliver Krüger & Holger Schielzeth (Celle): Early nutritional conditions and match or mismatched adult environments: evidence for a silver spoon effect
11.30 - 11.45:   Susanne Sangenstedt, Norbert Sachser & Sylvia Kaiser (Münster): Emotionality and stress responsiveness: The early social environment differentially shapes later-life plasticity
11.45 - 12.00:   Stefanie Bölting & Nikolaus von Engelhardt (Bielefeld): Social influences during adolescence modify adult mating behaviour in zebra finches - consequences for reproductive success?
12.00 - 12.15:   Laura Almeling, Kurt Hammerschmidt, Alexandra M. Freund & Julia Fischer (Göttingen): Behavioral and motivational changes in aging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus)
12.15 - 12.30:   Melanie Dammhahn, Franziska Köhler, Stefanie Storch, Fabienne Aujard & Denis Réale (Potsdam): Personality and cognitive styles in three mammalian species
12.30 - 14.00:   Lunch
14.00 - 15.00:   Hanna Kokko (Zurich): Males exist. Does it matter?
15.00 - 15.15:   Christine Sievers & Thibaud Gruber (Basel): Reference in nonhuman primate communication: What does it take to refer?
15.15 - 15.30:   Friederike Hillemann, Claudia A.F. Wascher, Julia Fischer, Daniela Canestrari & Vittorio Baglione (Oxford): Behavioural responses to conspecific vocalisations and simulated territory intrusions in cooperatively breeding Carrion crows, Corvus corone corone
15.30 - 15.45:   Fernandez Ahana Aurora & Knörnschild Mirjam (Berlin): Vocal ontogeny of isolation calls in the greater sac-winged bat, Saccopteryx bilineata
15.45 - 16.00:   Mirjam Knörnschild, Maria Eckenweber & Martina Nagy (Berlin): Individual recognition in wild greater sac-winged bats (Saccopteryx bilineata): evidence from a playback experiment with a violation-of-expectation paradigm
16.00 - 16.30:   Coffee break
16.30 - 17.30:   Assembly
17.30 - 19.00:   Poster session
20.00 -   Conference Dinner
     
    Friday, February 19th
9.00 - 10.00:   Friederike Range (Vienna): A new look at dog domestication: Testing the effects of different feeding ecologies on cooperative interactions of wolves and dogs
10:00 - 10.15:   Christiane Schalk, B. Flauger, S. Geiger, S. Holbein, S. Schmucker, U. Weiler & V. Stefanski (Hohenheim): Influence of repeated social mixing and rank position on behavior and endocrine response of pregnant sows (Sus scrofa)
10.15 - 10.30:   Pia Kahnau, Vera Brust, Anja Guenther & Lars Lewejohann (Osnabrück): Investigating the influence of learning on social structure and physiological processes in male C-57 mice
10.30 - 11.00:   Coffee break
11.00 - 11.15:   Mélisande Aellen & Redouan Bshary (Neuchâtel): In how far cleaners are able to delay gratification as function of the relative size of immediate benefit versus delayed benefit
11.15 - 11.30:   Manon K. Schweinfurth & Michael Taborsky (Bern): Rats play tit-for-tat instead of integrating cooperative experiences over multiple interactions
11.30 - 11.45:   Jana Müller, Jorg J.M. Massen, Thomas Bugnyar & Mathias Osvath (Vienna): Memory for first- and third-party interaction with human experimenters in ravens (Corvus corax)
11.45 - 12.00:   Renata Mazzei, Redouan Bshary, Magdalena Gozdowskaa, Ewa Kulczykowskaa & Marta C. Soares (Neuchâtel): Causes and consequences of intraspecific social behavior variation in the cleaning goby Elacatinus prochilos
12.00 - 12.15:   Zegni Triki & Redouan Bshary (Neuchâtel): Why some cleaner wrasse might be smarter than others
12.15 - 12.30:   Ellis J.G. Langley, Jayden van Horik & Joah Madden (Exeter): Social rank and learning speed in the common pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
12.30 - 13.30:   Lunch
13.30 - 14.30:   Christian Rutz (St. Andrews): Tool use in New Caledonian crows: foraging ecology, social dynamics, and evolutionary perspectives
14.30 - 14.45:   Lisa Horn, Thomas Bugnyar & Jorg J.M. Massen (Vienna): Social tolerance in a cooperatively breeding corvid, the azure-winged magpie (Cyanopica cyana)
14.45 - 15.00:   Thibaud Gruber (Geneva): New trends in the animal culture debate: integrating ecological variation and representational perspective to understand how ape behavioural differences are connected to human cultures
15.00 - 15.15:   Markus Port, Oliver Schülke & Julia Ostner (Göttingen): From individual to group territoriality: Competitive environments promote the evolution of sociality
15.15 - 15.30:   Award ceremony
15.30   Closing