• Honeybees (partly marked) on the edge of a brood frame
Chair of Behavioral Physiology & Sociobiology

Vandenabeele, Sylvie

Dr. Sylvie Vandenabeele

Research technician
Zoology II / Scheiner lab
Universität Würzburg
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg
Building: Biozentrum (B1)
Room: D109a
Link: Scheiner lab
Portrait of Sylvie Vandenabeele

I am particularly interested in animal behaviour. It fascinates me to discover how everything interlocks, on different levels: from DNA to the entire population in its environment.
Therefore, I have worked a lot in the field of ethology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology. So far, I have had the opportunity to work with very different animal species: (sea)birds, turtles, medusae and more recently bees. I am also always excited when the projects involve application aspects.
I am currently working in Prof. Scheiner's group and am involved in several projects. I work in molecular biology and support the preparation and implementation of behavioural experiments with honeybees.

  • Vandenabeele, S., Shepard, E., Grémillet, D., Butler, P., Martin, G., and Wilson, R. (2015) Are bio-telemetric devices a drag? Effects of external tags on the diving behaviour of great cormorants, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Inter-Research Science Center 519, 239–249.
  • Vandenabeele, S. P., Grundy, E., Friswell, M. I., Grogan, A., Votier, S. C., and Wilson, R. P. (2014) Excess Baggage for Birds: Inappropriate Placement of Tags on Gannets Changes Flight Patterns, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 9, 1–9.
  • Vandenabeele, S. P., Wilson, R. P., and Wikelski, M. (2013) New tracking philosophy for birds, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11, 10–12.
  • Vandenabeele, S. P., Shepard, E. L., Grogan, A., and Wilson, R. P. (2012) When three per cent may not be three per cent; device-equipped seabirds experience variable flight constraints, Marine Biology 159, 1–14.
  • P, V. S., Wilson, R., and Grogan, A. (2011) Tags on seabirds: how seriously are instrument-induced behaviours considered?, Animal Welfare 20, 559–571.