David Bierbach

Fish Behavior and Biorobotics

Our new Special Column "Ecology and Evolution along environmental gradients" is now published at Curr Zool! Please click HERE to see the Editorial (06.02.2018)

Male-male competition helps to maintain reproductive isolation!  Please click HERE to see our new paper published in Curr Zool (08.01.2018)

Our recent article on introduced tropical fishes in Germany (read HERE) is featured by several newspapers. Click HERE for an example (06.09.2017)

Individuality is inevitable! Please click HERE to see our new paper on behavioral individuality in clonal mollies published in Nat Commun (19.05.2017)

Hear Kate speaking about Personality of clonal fish in Deutschlandfunk. Click HERE (19.05.2017) 

Gregor, Juliane and Willi explore a feral population of Guppies in the German Gillbach. Click HERE to download the podcast (Gillbach expedition is starting at 01:10:00) (18.05.2017)

Hear me speaking about fish personality and the new Pixar movie 'Finding Dorie' at Radio Fritz (rbb). Click HERE for the interview. (06.10.2016)

Metabolic rates can't predict personality in zebrafish as shown in our new J Fish Biol article. Read it HERE (06.10.2016)

Our new BMC Evol Biol article shows that animal personality can affect premating isolation between populations. Click HERE to view the full article (06.07.2016)

See how fighting experiences early in life determine adult hierarchy ranks in clonal fish. Click HERE to view the full article in ProcB (18.05.2016)

Hear me speaking about the collective behavior when watching the ESC on TV. Click HERE for the recording. (18.05.2016)

I am now acting as an Associate Editor for BMC Ecology. Click HERE to view the journal's homepage (28.03.2016)

Invasive amphipods are more variable in their behavior than native ones! See article in Aquatic Ecology. Click HERE to view the full article (28.03.2016)

New article shows that experience with predators equalizes individual differences in predator avoidance. See article in Journal of Ethology. Click HERE to view the full article (09.03.2016)

New article describes how good guppies follow the Robofish. See article in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. Click HERE to view the full article (27.01.2016)

Listen to an Radio interview on the Robofish and guppy personality HERE. (23.10.2015)

Hear me speaking about male mate choice and personality on radioeins-rbb. Click HERE for the recording. 01/07/2015

New article on conservation of African antilopes is published online in Human Ecology. Click HERE to view the full article. 02/07/2015

New article on personality and male mate choice strategies is published online in Behavioral Ecology. Click HERE to view the full article. 01/07/2015

I am very happy to announce the Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Ichthyologie (5th to 8th of November 2015) here at IGB Berlin. Please find more information HERE.

New article on fisheries-induced evolution is published online in Evolutionary Applications. Click HERE to view the full article. 11/05/2015

New article on brain size evolution in extremophile mollies is published online in Journal of Zoology. Click HERE to view the full article. 11/15/2014 

My research on sexual selection was featured in the Verbundjournal. Click HERE to view the November issue. 11/3/2014

New article on an introduced guppy population in Germany is published online in Bioinvasion Records. Click HERE to view the full article. 8/26/2014 

New article on population densities of the Cave Molly is published online in PeerJ. Click HERE to view the full article. 07/21/2014 

I was awarded with the "Förderpreis für den Naturwissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs der Freunde und Förderer der Goethe Universität Frankfurt" Click HERE for more information. 6/30/2014

New article on alternative male reproductive strategies and social networks is published in Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology. Click HERE to view the full article. 03/24/2014

New article on ecological speciation in extremophile mollies is published online in BioMed Research International. Click HERE to view the full article. 09/30/2013

Our F1000Research article on aggression and audience effects is accepted and indexed. Click HERE to read the article. 08/23/2013

I started my new work at IGB Berlin within the group of Jens Krause. Click HERE for the institute's page. 08/02/2013

New article in Evolution is now online available. Click HERE to read the article. 05/09/2013

Our research is featured by the University of Frankfurt's magazine "Unireport". Click HERE to read the article. 02/13/2013  

New article in Life (Special Issue on Extremophiles) is online. Click HERE to view the full article. 02/06/2013

New article in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology on female eavesdropping is featured by nation wide German newspapers "Die Welt" and "Der Spiegel" as well as the news channel "n-tv". 02/04/2013

New article in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology is online. Click HERE to view the abstract. It is featured at the University of Frankfurt's website. Click HERE to view this article. 01/31/2013

Access the recommendation on F1000

Our new Biology Letters article on adaptive male homosexual behaviour was recommended by the Faculty of 1000. 12/29/2012

Nature highlights our new Biology Letters article on adaptive male homosexual behaviour. Click HERE to read the full article. 01/09/2013

Science reports on our new Biology Letters article on adaptive male homosexual behaviour. Click HERE to read the full article. 12/12/2012