Heiko G. Rödel

Dr. rer. nat. habil.
Professor in Ethology

Vice director of the LEEC

Université Sorbonne Paris Nord
Laboratoire d'Ethologie Expérimentale et Comparée
Phone: +33(0)149403218
Email: heiko.rodel(at)univ-paris13.fr

Heiko G. Rödel    

Research interests


My main scientific interest focuses on the short-term and long-term effects of different components of an animal’s early developmental environment with respect to its behaviour, reproduction, health and survival. The presence of siblings and interactions among them is an important component of the early social environment in many mammal species, and I study the costs and benefits of having siblings during different life stages. Furthermore, I investigate the impact of such early life conditions on the ontogeny of animal personality.




I mainly teach in courses within the master program of ethology (general and applied ethology, development of behaviour, behavioural physiology, applied statistics with R) and in the Ecole Doctorale (scientific writing, applied multifactorial statistics with R).


Curriculum vitae

1997   Diploma in Biology/Animal Ecology, University of Bayreuth and Martin-Luther University Halle/Wittenberg, Germany.
2002   PhD, Dept. Animal Physiology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
2002-2008   Assistant Professor, Dept. Animal Physiology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
2008-2011   Research scientist & lecturer, Dept. Animal Physiology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
2010   Habilitation and venia legendi in Zoology.
since 2011   Full Professor, Laboratoire d’Ethologie Expérimentale et Comparée, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, France.
2013-03/2024   Director of the LEEC.


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