About


Juliane Lukas
Behavioral ecologist (pre-PhD)
Hi, I am an early-career scientist with a great passion for animal behavior. I am particularly interested in how group-living benefits predators and prey. My current research focuses on collective predator evasion in fish. I implement observational and experimental approaches in the lab and field, combining concepts and methods from ethology, ecology and evolutionary biology with statistical and mathematical models.
Research

Collective anti-predator behavior:

Adaptive value and mechanisms underlying repeated fright waves 

Predator-Prey Dynamics in an extreme environment:

Bird-fish interactions under hypoxia and sulfide stress

Shoaling behavior &
sociability:

Real-time behavior tracking and social cue manipulations via a biomimetic robot

Consequences of Behavioral types:

Personality-dependent dispersal and climate warming-invasion synergies

EducatioN & Training

Mechanisms and functions of collective predator evasion 

Behavioural adaptations of a feral guppy population (Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859) to temperature gradients in thermally polluted freshwaters in Germany 

The expression of two osmoregulatory genes in Atlantic cod larvae (Gadus morhua L.) under the influence of two different diets: an ontogenetic study 

Animal Care Traineeship
conducting surveys on shark and marine mammal activity and maintaining the breeding program of South African jackass penguins (SAAMBR Volunteer of the Year 2010)

Dive Control Specialist Traineeship: scuba diving work experience program (SSI Dive Control Specialist with 100+ logged dives)