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The behavioural scienes in Münster have a long tradition that has been shaped by names like Bernhard Rensch, Konrad Lorenz, Gerti Dücker, and Norbert Sachser. Today, research and teaching in this discipline are represented by Sylvia Kaiser, Helene Richter, and Melanie Dammhahn.

© Bernhard Rensch

Bernhard Rensch

Professor for Zoology and director of the Zoological Institute at the University of Münster from 1947 to 1968.

 

© Konrad Lorenz

konrad lorenz

1953 designated to honorary professor of Behavioural research at the University of Münster.

© Gerti Dücker

gerti dücker

1965 habilitation at the University of Münster, 1970 designation to professor and leader of the newly founded Department for Animal Behaviour studies, 1993 professor emeritus.

© Willi Weber

norbert sachser

Professor for zoology and behavioural biology, from 1994 to 2020 head of the Department of Behavioural Biology at the University of Münster. Since 2020 senior professorship at the faculty of biology at the University of Münster.

© Sylvia Kaiser

sylvia kaiser

2004 habilitation at the University of Münster, from 2004 to 2009 associate professor at the Department of Behavioural Biology, since 2010 adjunct professor.

 

 

© Helene Richter

helene richter

Professor for Behavioural Biology and Animal Welfare at the Department of Behavioural Biology at the University of Münster since 2017.

© Melanie Dammhahn

MELANIE DAMMHAHN

Professor for Behavioural Biology at the Department of Behavioural Biology at the University of Münster since 2022.