Ivo Jacobs

Researcher, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Behavioral Sciences Biology
  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
  • Zoology
  • Philosophy
  • Ecology

Keywords

  • Animal Cognition, Comparative Psychology, cognitive zoology, Cognitive science, Pyrocognition

Research

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.

Recent research outputs

Sander Klerk & Ivo Jacobs, 2021 May 6, Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Vonk, J. & Shackelford, T. (eds.). Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Jeroen Zewald & Ivo Jacobs, 2021, Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Vonk, J. & Shackelford, T. (eds.). Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Ivo Jacobs, 2020, Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Vonk, J. & Shackelford, T. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

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