Sereina Graber

Sereina Graber

Phd Student

Tel.: +41 44 635 54 33

Fax.: +41 44 635 68 04


Research interest

In general, my interest lays in explaining brain size evolution in mammals and birds, combining the cost and benefit perspective using a comparative approach. In particular, we are interested in how seasonality affects brain size evolution and what are the different strategies how animals cope with lean periods in seasonal habitats.

My main focus lays on behavioural flexibility, i.e. cognitive buffering, as a strategy to deal with starvation periods.

Publication Zurich Open Repository and Archive