Department of Biology
University of Konstanz
Personal Details Name: Iain Douglas Couzin Nationality: British Professional preparation University of St. Andrews, UK Biology B.Sc. Hons. 1st class,1995 University of Bath, Bath, UK Biology Ph.D., 1999 University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Postdoctoral researcher 2000 – 2002 Balliol College, Oxford, UK Junior Research Fellow M.A. (Oxon), 2003 Princeton University, Princeton, USA Pew Biocomplexity Fellow 2002 – 2005 University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Zoology & Math. Biol. 2002 – 2005 Appointments Feb 2015 – present Chair of Biodiversity and Collective Behaviour, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany Oct 2014 – present Director, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Konstanz, Germany Feb 2013 – Jan 2015 Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University Affiliated Faculty in Princeton Environmental Institute, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Quantitative and Computational Biology, Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering. Nov 2007 – Jan 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University 2005 – 2007 Royal Society University Research Fellow, Dept. of Zoology, University of Oxford 2003 – 2006 Junior Research Fellow in the Sciences, Balliol College, University of Oxford.
Biodiversity and Collective Behavior, Sensory input and behavioral output of individuals in groups, Embedding real organisms into a 3D virtual world, Ontogeny and sensory basis of social behavior and Integrating individual and collective cognition in animal groups.