Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D., Free University Berlin, Germany
Training Area: Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology
Research Interests: Electric fish, maze learning, endocrine disruptors
Our research subjects are African weakly electric fish of the family Mormyridae that we breed in our laboratory. My research interest in these animals is twofold:
Multisensory integration, i.e. the interplay of their electrosenses, sight, and lateral line, in orientation, navigation, and communication.
The developmental plasticity of structures and behaviors that affect their courtship displays.