© Sylvia Kaiser

Prof. Dr. sylvia kaiser

kaisesy@uni-muenster.de

Tel: (+49)-(0)251-83-24676
Fax: (+49)-(0)251-83-23896

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  • Forschungsschwerpunkte

    • Stress, Stressvermeidung und Wohlergehen
    • Verhaltensbiologie
    • Umwelt, Gene und die Entwicklung einzigartiger Tierpersönlichkeiten
    • Hormone und Verhalten
  • Vita

    Akademische Ausbildung

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    Dr. rer. nat (zoology, behavioural biology), Unversity of Münster
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    Study of biology, Universities of Bayreuth and Münster

    Beruflicher Werdegang

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    Adjunct professor, Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster
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    Substitute professor, Department of Behavioural Biology, WWU Münster
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    Adjunct professor, Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster
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    Associate professor, Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster
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    Assistant professor, Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster
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    Postdoctoral fellow, Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    Assistant professor, Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster

    Mitgliedschaften und Aktivitäten in Gremien

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    Mitglied des Vorstandes der "Münster Graduate School of Evolution" (MGSE), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
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    Member of the extended editorial board of the Ethological Society
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    Mitglied der Koordinierungskommission für tierexperimentelle Forschung, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
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    Equal opportunity commissioner of the school of Biology
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    Member of the "Ethologische Gesellschaft" (Ethologcial Society)
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    Member of the "Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft" (German Zoological Society)
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    Mitglied des Tierschutzausschusses der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
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    Mitglied des Vorstands des "Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience" (OCC), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
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    Manager of the Ethological Society
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    Member of the "Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology"
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    Editorial board: Behaviour
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    Member of the "Verband Deutscher Biologen" (Association of German Biolgists)
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    Speaker of the section „Behavioural Biology“ of the German Zoological Society
    Co-organization first european conference on behavioural biology (ECBB) / foundation of a conference tradition
    Young German scientist at the Dahlem conference on coping with challenge
  • Projekte

    begutachtet
    • Kastration oder Sterilisation? Eine grundlagenorientierte Studie zu den Auswirkungen auf Wohlergehen und Partnerwahl von Hausmeerschweinchen ( - )
      Gefördertes Einzelprojekt: DFG - Sachbeihilfe/Einzelförderung | Förderkennzeichen: KA 1546/10-1
    laufend
    • Stress, Stressvermeidung, Wohlergehen (seit )
      Eigenmittelprojekt
    • SFB TRR 212 B01 - Soziale Nischenkonformität bei Hausmeerschweinchen: Ursachen und Konsequenzen ( - )
      Teilprojekt in DFG-Verbund koordiniert außerhalb WWU: DFG - Sonderforschungsbereich | Förderkennzeichen: TRR 212/2
    • SFB TRR 212 - S: Technologieserviceplattformen ( - )
      Teilprojekt in DFG-Verbund koordiniert außerhalb WWU: DFG - Sonderforschungsbereich | Förderkennzeichen: TRR 212/2
    • NC3 - SFB TRR 212: Eine neue Synthese zur Individualisation für die Verhaltensforschung, Ökologie und Evolution: Nischenwahl, Nischenkonformität, Nischenkonstruktion ( - )
      DFG-Hauptprojekt koordiniert außerhalb WWU: DFG - Sonderforschungsbereich | Förderkennzeichen: TRR 212/1; TRR 212/2
    • 3T: Tierschutz – Tierwohl – Tierethik ( - )
      Eigenmittelprojekt: WWU-intern - Topical Programs
    abgeschlossen
    • Das Individuum im Fokus der Lebenswissenschaften ( - )
      Eigenmittelprojekt: WWU-intern - Topical Programs
    • SFB TRR 212 B01 - Anpassung an soziale Nischen während und nach der Adoleszenz ( - )
      Teilprojekt in DFG-Verbund koordiniert außerhalb WWU: DFG - Sonderforschungsbereich | Förderkennzeichen: TRR 212/1
    • SFB TRR 212 - S: Technologieserviceplattformen ( - )
      Teilprojekt in DFG-Verbund koordiniert außerhalb WWU: DFG - Sonderforschungsbereich | Förderkennzeichen: TRR 212/1
    • MGSE - Münster Graduate School of Evolution - Unterstützung des Evolution Think Tank ( - )
      Gefördertes Einzelprojekt: Santander Consumer Bank AG
    • FOR 1232 TPZ - Administration of the Research Unit and central platforms for "Genetic paternity determination" and "Endocrinological determination" ( - )
      Teilprojekt in DFG-Verbund koordiniert außerhalb WWU: DFG - Forschungsgruppe | Förderkennzeichen: KA 1546/9-1
    • FOR 1232 TP03 - The social modulation of behaviour, cognition and stress reactivity during pregnancy and lactation ( - )
      Teilprojekt in DFG-Verbund koordiniert außerhalb WWU: DFG - Forschungsgruppe | Förderkennzeichen: KA 1546/6-2; 597926
    • FOR 1232 TP03 - Social Environmental during Pregnancy Shapes Behavioural Profile in Adulthood: Constraint or Adaption? ( - )
      Teilprojekt in DFG-Verbund koordiniert außerhalb WWU: DFG - Forschungsgruppe | Förderkennzeichen: KA 1546/6-1:1
    • FOR 1232 TPZ - Administration of the Research Unit and central platforms for "Genetic paternity determination" and "Endocrinological determination" ( - )
      Teilprojekt in DFG-Verbund koordiniert außerhalb WWU: DFG - Forschungsgruppe | Förderkennzeichen: KA 1546/7-1:1
  • Publikationen

    • Kaiser S.; Korte A.; Wistuba J.; Baldy M.; Wissmann A.; Dubičanac M.; Richter S.H.; Sachser N. . ‘Effects of castration and sterilization on baseline and response levels of cortisol—A case study in male guinea pigs.’ Frontiers in Veterinary Science 9. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2022.1093157.

    • Stieger B, Palme R, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘When left is right: The effects of paw preference training on behaviour in mice.’ Behavioural Brain Research 430, Nr. 113929.
    • Von Kortzfleisch VT, Ambrée O, Karp NA, Meyer N, Novak J, Palme R, Rosso M, Touma C, Würbel H, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘Do multiple experimenters improve the reproducibility of animal studies?PLoS Biology 20(3), Nr. e3001564. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001564.
    • Kaiser S, Richter SH. . „Don’t worry, be happy? Ein verhaltensbiologischer Blick auf das Gefühlsleben der Tiere.“ In Das unterschätzte Tier, herausgegeben von Sachser N, Kästner N, Zimmermann T, 33–48. Hamburg: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag.
    • Rystrom TL, Prawitt RC, Richter SH, Sachser N, Kaiser S. . ‘Repeatability of endocrine traits and dominance rank in female guinea pigs.’ Frontiers in Zoology 19, Nr. 1: 4. doi: 10.1186/s12983-021-00449-2.
    • Feige-Diller J, Herrera-Rivero M, Witten A, Stoll M, Kaiser S, Richter SH, Sachser N. . ‘The impact of varying food availability on gene expression in the liver: Testing the Match-Mismatch hypothesis.Frontiers in Nutrition 9, Nr. 910762.
    • Bračić M, Bohn L, Siewert V, von Kortzfleisch V, Schielzeth H, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘Once an Optimist, Always an Optimist? Studying Cognitive Judgment Bias in Mice.’ Behavioral Ecology 33: 775–788.
    • Nagel R., Kaiser S., Stainfield C., Toscani C., Fox-Clarke C., Paijmans A.J., Costa Castro C., Vendrami D.L.J., Forcada J., Hoffman J.I. . ‘Low heritability and high phenotypic plasticity of salivary cortisol in response to environmental heterogeneity in a wild pinniped.’ Ecology and Evolution 12, Nr. 3. doi: 10.1002/ece3.8757.
    • Lilie ND, Riyahi S, Kalinowski A, Salazar SM, Kaiser S, Schmoll T, Korsten P. . ‘Male social niche conformance? Effects of manipulated opportunity for extra-pair mating on behavior and hormones of male zebra finches.Hormones and Behavior 146: 105243. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2022.105243.
    • Herrera-Rivero M, Bohn L, Witten A, Jüngling K, Kaiser S, Richter SH, Stoll M, Sachser N. . ‘Transcriptional profiles in the mouse amygdala after a cognitive judgment bias test largely depend on the genotype.’ Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 15: 1025389. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2022.1025389.

    • Feige-Diller J, Palme R, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘The impact of varying food availability on health and welfare in mice: Testing the Match-Mismatch hypothesis.’ Physiology and Behavior 228, Nr. 113193. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2020.113193.
    • Mutwill AM, Schielzeth H, Zimmermann TD, Richter SH, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Individuality meets plasticity: Endocrine phenotypes across male dominance rank acquisition in guinea pigs living in a complex social environment.’ Hormones and Behavior 131: 104967. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2021.104967.
    • Stieger B, Melotti L, Quante SM, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘A step in the right direction: the effect of context, strain and sex on paw preference in mice.’ Animal Behaviour 174: 21–30. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.01.012.
    • Bodden C, Wewer M, Kästner N, Palme R, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘Not all mice are alike: Mixed-strain housing alters social behaviour.’ Physiology and Behavior 228, Nr. 113220. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2020.113220.
    • Melotti L, Siestrup S, Peng M, Vitali V, Dowling D, von Kortzfleisch VT, Bracic M, Sachser N, Kaiser S, Richter SH. . ‘Individuality, as well as genetic background, affects syntactical features of courtship songs in male mice.’ Animal Behaviour 180: 179–196.
    • Stieger, B; Melotti, L; Quante, SM; Kaiser, S; Sachser, N; Richter, SH. . ‘A step in the right direction: the effect of context, strain and sex on paw preference in mice.’ Animal Behaviour 174: 21–30. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.01.012.

    • Feige-Diller J, Krakenberg V, Bierbaum L, Seifert L, Palme R, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘The effects of different feeding routines on welfare in laboratory mice.’ Frontiers in Veterinary Science 6: 479.
    • Von Kortzfleisch VT, Karp NA, Palme R, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘Improving reproducibility in animal research by splitting the study population into several ‘mini-experiments’.’ Scientific Reports 10, Nr. 16579. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-73503-4.
    • Müller C, Caspers BA, Gadau J, Kaiser S. . ‘The Power of Infochemicals in Mediating Individualized Niches.’ Trends in Ecology and Evolution XX(XX). [online first]
    • Mutwill AM, Zimmermann TD, Hennicke A, Richter SH, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Adaptive reshaping of the hormonal phenotype after social niche transition in adulthood.’ Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287: 20200667. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2020.0667.
    • Sachser N, Zimmermann TD, Hennessy MB, Kaiser S. . ‘Sensitive phases in the development of rodent social behavior.’ Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 36: 63–70. doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2020.07.014.
    • Krakenberg, Viktoria; Siestrup, Sophie; Palme, Rupert; Kaiser, Sylvia; Sachser, Norbert; Richter, Sophie Helene. . ‘Effects of different social experiences on emotional state in mice.’ Scientific Reports 10, Nr. 15255. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-71994-9.

    • Mutwill AM, Zimmermann TD, Reuland C, Fuchs S, Kunert J, Richter SH, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘High reproductive success despite queuing – Socio-sexual development of males in a complex social environment.’ Frontiers in Psychology 10: 2810. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02810.
    • Krakenberg V, von Kortzfleisch V, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘Differential effects of serotonin transporter genotype on anxiety-like behavior and cognitive judgment bias in mice.’ Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 13: 263.
    • Bodden C, von Kortzfleisch V, Karwinkel F, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘Heterogenising study samples across testing time improves reproducibility of behavioural data.’ Scientific Reports 9: 8247.
    • Von Kortzfleisch V, Kästner N, Prange L, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘Have I been here before? Effects of repeated testing and age on the results of behavioural tests.’ Behavioural Brain Research 367: 143–148.
    • Melotti L, Kästner N, Eick AK, Schnelle AL, Palme R, Sachser N, Kaiser S, Richter SH. . ‘Can live with ‘em, can live without ‘em: pair housed male C57BL/6J mice show low aggression and increasing sociopositive interactions with age, but can adapt to single housing if separated.Applied Animal Behaviour Science 214: 79–88.
    • Kästner N, Richter SH, Urbanik S, Kunert J, Waider J, Lesch K-P, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Brain serotonin deficiency affects female aggression.’ Scientific Reports 9, Nr. 1366.
    • Krakenberg V, Woigk I, Garcia Rodriguez L, Kästner N, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘Technology or ecology? New tools to assess cognitive judgement bias in mice.’ Behavioural Brain Research 362: 279–287.

    • Bodden C, Siestrup S, Palme R, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘Evidence-based severity assessment: Impact of repeated versus single open-field testing on welfare in C57BL/6J mice.’ Behavioural Brain Research 336: 261–268.
    • Sangenstedt S, Szardenings C, Sachser N, Kaiser, S. . ‘Does the early social environment prepare individuals for the future? A match-mismatch experiment in female wild cavies.’ Frontiers in Zoology 15:13. doi: 10.1186/s12983-018-0261-1.
    • Kästner N, Richter SH, Bodden C, Palme R, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Varying social experiences in adulthood do not differentially affect anxiety-like behavior but stress hormone levels.’ Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 12: 72.
    • Sachser N, Hennessy MB, Kaiser S. . ‘The adaptive shaping of social behavioural phenotypes during adolescence.’ Biology Letters 14. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0536.
    • Sachser N, Richter SH, Kaiser S. . „Artgerecht/tiergerecht.“ In Handbuch Tierethik, herausgegeben von Ach JS, Borchers D, 155–160. Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler Verlag.
    • Richter SH, Sachser N, Kaiser S. . „Emotionen.“ In Handbuch Tierethik, herausgegeben von Ach JS, Borchers D, 64–69. Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler Verlag.

    • Sangenstedt S., Jaljuli I., Sachser N., Kaiser S. . ‘Stress responsiveness and anxiety-like behavior: The early social environment differentially shapes stability over time in a small rodent.’ Hormones and Behavior 90, Nr. null: 90–97. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.02.010.
    • Zimmermann TD, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘The adaptiveness of a queuing strategy shaped by social experiences during adolescence.’ Physiology and Behavior 181: 29–37. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.08.025.
    • Meyer N, Jenikejew J, Richter SH, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Social experiences during adolescence affect anxiety-like behavior but not aggressiveness in male mice.’ Behavioural Brain Research 326: 147–153. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.03.017.
    • Siegeler K, Lewejohann L, Failing K., Sachser N, Kaiser S. . ‘Start early! Does social instability during the pre- and early postnatal development prepare male wild cavies for social challenge later in life?Frontiers in Zoology 14:2.
    • Zimmermann TD, Kaiser S, Hennessy MB, Sachser N. . ‘Adaptive shaping of the behavioural and neuroendocrine phenotype during adolescence.’ Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284, Nr. 1849. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2784.
    • Kästner, N, Richter, SH, Gamer, M, Kaiser, S, Sachser, N. . ‘What a difference a day makes - female behaviour is less predictable near ovulation.’ Royal Society Open Science 4. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160998.

    • Graulich DM, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Richter SH. . ‘Looking on the bright side of bias - validation of an affective bias test for laboratory mice.’ Applied Animal Behaviour Science 181: 173–181.
    • Meyer N, Richter SH, Schreiber RS, Kloke V, Kaiser S, Lesch KP, Sachser N. . ‘The Unexpected Effects of Beneficial and Adverse Social Experiences during Adolescence on Anxiety and Aggression and Their Modulation by Genotype.’ Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 10, Nr. 97. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00097.
    • Richter SH, Kästner, N, Loddenkemper, DH, Kaiser, S, Sachser, N. . ‘A time to wean? Impact of weaning age on anxiety-like behaviour and stability of behavioural traits in full adulthood.’ PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167652. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167652.
    • Richter, SH, Kästner, N, Kriwet, M, Kaiser, S, Sachser, N. . ‘Play matters - the surprising relationship between juvenile playfulness and anxiety in later life.’ Animal Behaviour 114: 261–271. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.02.003.

    • Kaiser S, Hennessy MB, Sachser N. . ‘Domestication affects the structure, development and stability of biobehavioural profiles.’ Frontiers in Zoology 12 (Suppl1): 19.
    • Kaiser,S; Siegeler, K; Schwerdt, B; Sachser N. . ‘Social instability during pregnancy and lactation alters female wild cavy offsprings endocrine status and behaviour later in life.Behaviour 152, Nr. 7-8: 837–859.
    • Bodden, C; Richter, SH; Schreiber, RS; Kloke, V; Gerss, J; Palme, R; Lesch, KP; Lewejohann, L; Kaiser, S; Sacher, N. . ‘Benefits of adversity?! How life history affects the behavioral profile of mice varying in serotonin transporter genotype.’ Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 9, Nr. 47. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00047.
    • Kästner N., Richter S.H., Lesch K.P., Schreiber R.S., Kaiser S., Sachser N. . ‘Benefits of a "vulnerability gene"? A study in serotonin transporter knockout mice.’ Behavioural Brain Research 283. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.01.031.
    • Hennessy MB, Kaiser S, Tiedtke T, Sachser N. . ‘Stability and change: Stress responses and the shaping of behavioral phenotypes over the life span.’ Frontiers in Zoology 12 (Suppl 1): 18. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-12-S1_S18.

    • Kloke V., Schreiber R., Bodden C., Möllers J., Ruhmann H., Kaiser S., Lesch K., Sachser N., Lewejohann L. . ‘Hope for the best or prepare for the worst? Towards a spatial cognitive bias test for mice.’ PLoS ONE 9, Nr. 8. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105431.
    • Zipser B, Schleking A, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Effects of domestication on biobehavioural profiles: a comparison of domestic guinea pigs and wild cavies from early to late adolescence.’ Frontiers in Zoology 11.
    • Guenther A, Palme R, Dersen M, Kaiser S, Trillmich F. . ‘Photoperiodic effects on reproductive development in male cavies (Cavia aperea).’ Physiology and Behaviour 123: 142–147.

    • Zipser B, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Dimensions of Animal Personalities in Guinea Pigs.’ Ethology 119, Nr. 11: 970–982.
    • Karabeg MM, Grauthoff S, Kollert SY, Weidner M, Heiming RS, Jansen F, Popp S, Kaiser S, Lesch KP, Sachser N, Schmitt AG, Lewejohann L. . ‘5-HTT Deficiency Affects Neuroplasticity and Increases Stress Sensitivity Resulting in Altered Spatial Learning Performance in the Morris Water Maze but Not in the Barnes Maze.PLoS ONE 8, Nr. 10: e78238.
    • Siegeler K, Wistuba J, Damm OS, von Engelhardt N, Sachser N, Kaiser S. . ‘Early social instability affects plasma testosterone during adolescence but does not alter reproductive capacity or measures of stress later in life.Physiology and Behavior 120C: 143–149. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2013.08.008.
    • Sachser N, Kaiser S, Hennessy MB. . ‘Behavioural profiles are shaped by social experience: when, how and why.Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 368, Nr. 1618: 20120344. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0344.
    • Kloke V, Heiming RS, Bölting S, Kaiser S, Lewejohann L, Lesch KP, Sachser N. . ‘Unexpected effects of early-life adversity and social enrichment on the anxiety profile of mice varying in serotonin transporter genotype.Behavioural Brain Research 247C: 248–258. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.03.039.
    • Hohoff C, Gorji A, Kaiser S, Willscher E, Korsching E, Ambree O, Arolt V, Lesch KP, Sachser N, Deckert J, Lewejohann L. . ‘Effect of acute stressor and serotonin transporter genotype on amygdala first wave transcriptome in mice.’ PLoS ONE 8, Nr. 3: e58880.

    • Stock C, Kaiser S. . „Humanbiologische Grundlagen der Gesundheitswissenschaften.“ In Handbuch Gesundheitswissenschaften., herausgegeben von Hurrelmann K, Razum O, 99–122. Weinheim, München: Juventa Verlag.
    • Albert FW, Somel M, Carneiro M, Aximu-Petri A, Halbwax M, Thalmann O, Blanco-Aguiar JA, Plyusnina IZ, Trut L, Villafuerte R, Ferrand N, Kaiser S, Jensen P, Pääbo S. . ‘A Comparison of Brain Gene Expression Levels in Domesticated and Wild Animals.PLoS Genetics 8(9): e1002962.

    • Sachser N, Hennessy MB, Kaiser S. . ‘Adaptive Modulation of Behavioural Profiles by Social Stress During Early Phase of Life and Adolescence.’ Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 35, Nr. 7: 1518–1533. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2010.09.002.
    • Jansen F, Heiming RS, Kloke V, Kaiser S, Palme R, Lesch KP, Sachser N. . ‘Away game or home match: The influence of venue and serotonin transporter genotype on the display of offensive aggression.’ Behavioural Brain Research 219, Nr. 2: 291–301. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.01.029.
    • Heiming RS, Bodden C, Jansen F, Lewejohann L, Kaiser S, Lesch KP, Palme R, Sachser N. . ‘Living in a dangerous world decreases maternal care: A study in serotonin transporter knockout mice.Hormones and Behavior Volume 60, Nr. 4: 397–407. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2011.07.006.
    • Siegeler K, Sachser N, Kaiser S. . ‘The social environment during pregnancy and lactation shapes the behavioural and hormonal profile of male offspring in wild cavies.Developmental Psychobiology 53: 575–584.
    • Lürzel S, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Social interaction decreases stress responsiveness during adolescence.Psychoneuroendocrinology 36, Nr. 9: 1370. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.03.010.
    • Lürzel S, Kaiser S, Krüger, C., Sachser N. . ‘Inhibiting influence of testosterone on stress responsiveness during adolescence.Hormones and Behavior 60, Nr. 5: 691–698.

    • Lurzel S, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Social Interaction, Testosterone, and Stress Responsiveness During Adolescence.’ Physiology and Behavior 99, Nr. 1: 40–46. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2009.10.005.
    • Lewejohann L, Kloke V, Heiming RS, Jansen F, Kaiser S, Schmitt A, Lesch KP, Sachser N. . ‘Social Status and Day-to-Day Behaviour of Male Serotonin Transporter Knockout Mice.’ Behavioural Brain Research 211, Nr. 2: 220–228. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2010.03.035.
    • Kaiser S, Krüger C, Sachser N. . ‘The guinea pig.’ In The care and management of laboratory and other research animals, edited by Hubrecht R, Kirkwood J., 380–398. Chichester UK: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch27.
    • Sachser N., Kaiser S. . ‘The social modulation of behavioural development.’ In Animal Behaviour: Evolution and Mechanisms, edited by Kappeler P., 505–536. Springer Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-02624-9_17.
    • Kaiser S., Sachser N. . ‘Sex-Specific Effects of Early Social Stress in Mammals: A Study in Guinea Pigs.’ In Encyclopedia of Stress, edited by Fink, G, 479–484. Elsevier Inc. doi: 10.1016/B978-012373947-6.00478-5.
    • Lewejohann L., Pickel T., Sachser N., Kaiser S. . ‘Wild genius - domestic fool? Spatial learning abilities of wild and domestic guinea pigs.’ Frontiers in Zoology 7, Nr. null. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-7-9.

    • Kemme K, Kaiser S, von Engelhardt N, Wewers D, Groothuis T, Sachser N. . ‘An Unstable Social Environment Affects Sex Ratio in Guinea Pigs: An Adaptive Maternal Effect?Behaviour 146, Nr. 11: 1513–1529. doi: 10.1163/156853909X445579.
    • Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Effects of Prenatal Social Stress on Offspring Development: Pathology or Adaptation?Current Directions in Psychological Science 18, Nr. 2: 118–121. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8721.2009.01620.x.
    • Hennessy MB, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Social Buffering of the Stress Response: Diversity, Mechanisms, and Functions.’ Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 30, Nr. 4: 470–482. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2009.06.001.
    • Heiming RS, Jansen F, Lewejohann L, Kaiser S, Schmitt A, Lesch KP and Sachser N. . ‘Living in a dangerous world: the shaping of behavioral profile by early environment and 5-HTT genotype.’ Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 3, Nr. 26. doi: 10.3389/neuro.08.026.2009.
    • Trillmich F, Mueller B, Kaiser S, Krause J. . ‘Puberty in female cavies (Cavia aperea) is affected by photoperiod and social conditions.Physiology and Behavior 96, Nr. 3: 476–480. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2008.11.014.

    • Adrian O, Kaiser S, Sachser N, Jandewerth P, Lottker P, Epplen JT, Hennessy MB. . ‘Female Influences on Pair Formation, Reproduction and Male Stress Responses in a Monogamous Cavy (Galea Monasteriensis).’ Hormones and Behavior 53, Nr. 3: 403–412. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2007.11.009.
    • Kemme K, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Prenatal Stress Does Not Impair Coping with Challenge Later in Life.’ Physiology and Behavior 93, Nr. 1-2: 68–75. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2007.07.013.
    • Kaiser S, Touma C, Galert T, Würbel H. . ‘Animal Suffering - Fact or Fiction?In Theology meets biology. Anthropological perspectives on animals and human beings, edited by Müller K, Sachser N., 123–136. Regensburg: Anton Pustet.

    • Kemme K, Kaiser S, Sachser N. . ‘Prenatal Maternal Programming Determines Testosterone Response During Social Challenge.’ Hormones and Behavior 51, Nr. 3: 387–394. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2006.12.009.
    • Kaiser S, Harderthauer S, Sachser N, Hennessy MB. . ‘Social Housing Conditions Around Puberty Determine Later Changes in Plasma Cortisol Levels and Behavior.’ Physiology and Behavior 90, Nr. 2-3: 405–411. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2006.10.002.

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