Ivo JacobsResearcher, PhD
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Behavioral Sciences Biology
- Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
- Animal Cognition, Comparative Psychology, cognitive zoology, Cognitive science, Pyrocognition
My research focuses on the evolution of cognition – through study of mechanism, development, phylogeny and fitness value – in crocodilians, palaeognaths (ratites and tinamous), corvids and primates.
It comprises three overlapping projects: independent cognitive evolution in primates and corvids; reconstructing the minds of early birds and non-avian dinosaurs; and the origins of pyrocognition (fire-related cognition) in animals, extinct hominins and modern humans.