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Swarm research for Terra X

Three researchers from the University of Konstanz involved as experts in the documentary series Schlaue Schwärme.

Hector Research Career Development Award (copy 1)

For the third time, the Hector Fellow Academy has presented the Hector Research Career Development (RCD) Award. On January 28, 2023, the jury of experts selected three young scientists whose research careers the Hector Fellow Academy now supports: Among them is neuroscientist Anna Stöckl from the CASCB and the University of Konstanz.

Why selfishness can lead to fairness

Physicists at the University of Konstanz's Cluster of Excellence "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour" confirm a 50-year-old hypothesis about why selfish behaviour leads to the formation of herds.

Where are they? And if so, how many?

Is the core of an animal or plant population always found in the center of its range, as a classic ecological model predicts? In most cases, but not always. Luckily, exceptions from the model are easy to predict, according to the findings of an international research team involving ecologist Trevor Fristoe from the University of Konstanz.

Collective eating

What connects humans and bonobos during collective eating? A conversation about rituals, rules, and feasts with behavioural ecologist Barbara Fruth and health psychologist Britta Renner.

More than the sum of its parts

The number of simultaneously acting global change factors has a negative impact on the diversity of plant communities – regardless of the nature of the factors. This is one of the findings of a recent study by ecologists from the University of Konstanz.