I am professor and the head of the Behavioural Ecology division at the University of Bern. My group studies the evolutionary mechanisms that shape animal behaviour. Specific research topics include parental decision making, animal communication, cognition, and animal personality. As model systems we currently use poison frogs, glassfrogs and Tokay geckos. We study these animals in the lab as well as in their natural habitat by combining a diverse set of methodological approaches.