Workshop 2015/2016

Animal Colouration

19.–20. Mai 2016


Researchers working in many subdisiplines of biology are currently very interested in the evolution and mechanisms underlying animal colouration and its perception. This workshop is unique in bringing together academics working on a great variety of topics relating to colouration including sexually selected colouration (think of parrot feathers), protective colouration (brown mice), the development of colouration (genetic and environmental influences), colour pigments and morphological structures (birds’ eggs and feathers), colour perception (eyes of primates and octopi), and colour in humans (skin, clothes and warfare). Over two days, we aim to throw around ideas about colouration with a view to initiating a major review of this skyrocketing field.




Tim Caro

Professor of Wildlife Biology



Corina Pertschi


Tel. +49 30 89001 158