• 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.

  • Are bio-telemetric devices a drag? Effects of external tags on the diving behaviour of great cormorants Vandenabeele, SP; Shepard, ELC; Grémillet, D; Butler, PJ; Martin, GR; Wilson, RP in Marine Ecology Progress Series (2015). 519 239–249.
  • Excess Baggage for Birds: Inappropriate Placement of Tags on Gannets Changes Flight Patterns Vandenabeele, Sylvie P.; Grundy, Edward; Friswell, Michael I.; Grogan, Adam; Votier, Stephen C.; Wilson, Rory P. in PLOS ONE (2014). 9(3) 1–9.
  • New tracking philosophy for birds Vandenabeele, Sylvie P; Wilson, Rory P; Wikelski, Martin in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2013). 11(1) 10–12.
  • When three per cent may not be three per cent; device-equipped seabirds experience variable flight constraints Vandenabeele, Sylvie P.; Shepard, Emily L.; Grogan, Adam; Wilson, Rory P. in Marine Biology (2012). 159(1) 1–14.
  • Tags on seabirds: how seriously are instrument-induced behaviours considered? P, Vandenabeele Sylvie; Wilson, RP; Grogan, A in Animal Welfare (2011). 20(4) 559–571.