David Bierbach

Fish Behavior and Biorobotics

Research Overview

I pursue an integrative and collaborative approach to combine concepts and methods from
various biological disciplines ranging from ecology, evolution, and animal behavior to
physiology, genetics, and genomics. Specifically, I focus on integrating field-based studies
with analytical and experimental approaches in the laboratory.  I am especially fascinated by
consistent individual differences in labile traits like certain behaviors.
Through my interdisciplinary work, I developed several experimental techniques to
study animal behavior the most standardized ways ranging from video playbacks,
computer animations, to the use of biomimetic robots.


Contact Information

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institut für Agrar- und Gartenbauwiss.

Biologie und Ökologie der Fische (S)

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Latest News

Why use natural clonal vertebrates in Ecology and Evolution? HERE are our thoughts in Nature Ecology & Evolution (03.02.2019)

Familiar clonal fish are more aggressive towards each other than unfamiliar ones – especially when there is food around! Check out our new paper in Animal Behavior HERE (03.02.2019)

Artificial light at night makes guppies bolder also during the day! See our new paper in Scientific Reports HERE (03.02.2019)

How to measure the social responsiveness of a fish? Use a biomimetic robot as social partner! Please click HERE to read our latest Robofish paper in Royal Society Open Science (24.08.2018)

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