Laboratoire d'Éthologie Expérimentale et Comparée (LEEC) - EA 4443
Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité
99 av. J.B. Clément, F-93430 Villetaneuse, France
Tel. +33 (0)14940 3196
Fax. +33 (0)14940 3975
Heiko G. RÖDEL
Professor in Ethology
Laboratoire d'Ethologie Expérimentale and Comparée
Université Paris 13, France
Major focus of my research
Our research program aims to understand and disentangle the short-term and long-term effects of different components of an animal’s early developmental environment on its behaviour, reproductive performance, health and survival. We are interested in the interacting effects of the social environment, abiotic (weather) conditions.
The presence of siblings is an important component of the early social environment in many mammal species, and we study the costs and benefits of having siblings during different life stages. Furthermore, we investigate the impact of such early life conditions on the ontogeny of personality types.
Most of my research is conducted on European rabbits living in field enclosure settings and on mound building mice under laboratory conditions.