Full students list


Associate Professor Ole Næsbye Larsen PhD, studies different aspects of acoustic communication in a variety of experimental animals both in laboratory and field.

Graduated students supervised by Ole Nasbye:




5. Liat Romme Thomsen (2010): Social foraging in the domestic pig: Resource distribution and information use


4. Bodil Margrethe Hjarvard (2008): A pig model on health damaging stress


3. Kenneth Kragh Jensen (2005): Acoustical communication in the Hooded Crow (Corvus corone cornix)


2. Coen Petrus H. Elemans (2004): How do birds sing? (Supervisor: Johan L. van Leeuwen, Wageningen University; Co-supervisors Ole Næsbye Larsen and Mees Müller)


1. Henrik Østergaard Mouritsen (1998): Compasses and orientational strategies of night migrating passerines



Masters students (MSc):


43. Tina Maria Huulvej (2014): Response of the cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) to underwater sounds


42. Sasia Johansen (2013): The hearing threshold in air and water in the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis)


41. Maria-Louise Bergholt Schmidt (2013): Learning capabilities in Eastern Atlantic Harbour Seal (Phoca vitulina) and California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)


40. Lars Dupont Seidelin (2012): In-air and underwater hearing sensitivity of a cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)


39. Puk Faxe Sabinsky (2012): Variation of the underwater vocalization of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina)


38. Camilla Schmidt Pedersen (2012): Passive acoustic monitoring of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phoecoena) in Danish waters


37. Anna Muff (2009): Phenotypic variation among harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in the Skagerrak, Kattegat and Wadden Sea, assessed by geometric morphometry of skulls


36. Malene Hedegård Petersen (2009): Spatial distribution of Lapland bunting (Calcarius lapponicus), Snow Bunting (Plectrophemax nivalis), Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) and Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) in the Kobbefjord, Western Greenland - a pilot study of passerines for the NuukBasic monitoring program


35. Ann Braarup Cuykens (2008): Diet of the thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia)


34. Ida Grønborg Eskesen (2008): Comparison of echolocation clicks from Norwegian Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) and Long-finned Pilot Whales (Globicephala melas)


33. Trine Mortensen Didriksen (2007): Assessment of problem animal management in Karangara, Buremba and Kikarara parishes in South Western Uganda


32. Helle Foged (2006): Does anoxia during birth influence the subsequent social behaviour and learning ability of pigs (Sus scrofa)?


31. Camilla Nielsen (2006): The food ecology of the polecat (Mustela putorius) and its food overlap with stoat (M. erminea) and weasel (M. nivalis) in Denmark


30. Kasper Harbo Bendixen (2006): The influence of anthropogenic noise on the acoustic communication of certain birds


29. Signe Klokker (2006): Psycho-acoustic determination of audibility curves and critical ratios in crows (Corvus corone cornix) and humans with issues on signal detection theory


28. Jacob Preil Andersen (2005): Current distribution and hunting utilization of fallow deer Dama dama in Denmark and recent dispersal of the free-ranging population


27. Kim Skalborg Simonsen (2005): Promoting knowledge about penguins in Odense Zoo


26. Louise Jessen (2004): Stress and feather pecking in response to lighting programme and light intensity in three lines of laying hens (Gallus gallus domesticus) selected for feather pecking behaviour


25. Klaus Høybye-Mortensen (2004): The tortoise Manouria emys emys: behaviour and habitat in the wild


24. Jacob Sterup Andersen (2002): The choice of breeding place and time for the cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis


23. Regin Raarud Pindstrup (2002): Behaviour and vocalization by the Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes in captivity - An investigation in Odense Zoological Garden and in Copenhagen Zoological Garden


22. Nicolas Mortensen Kyhl (2002): The influence of auditory feedback on maintenance of song in songbirds with age-limited learning


21. Marianne Mortensen (2002): Promoting knowledge about birdsong as a communication system to museum visitors


20. Anja Højbjerg Weile (2002): The germination of seeds after passage through the digestive system of cattle: Cattle as dispersal mechanism for seeds?


19. Jesper Nelby Christiansen (2001): Foraging strategies in winter of rooks (Corvus frugilegus) in a suburban area


18. Jakob Kortegaard (2001): Exploitation of Ruppia beds by Brent Geese in Eastern Vendsyssel


17. Karen Johanne Pallesen (2001): Sources of Attention in the Human Brain (Incl. empirical section: Electroencephalographic characterization of brain areas involved in auditory anticipatory attention)


16. Ditte Louise Weldingh (2000): A study of mating behaviour and sperm priority in the Sheet-Web Spider Linyphia triangularis (Clerck)


15. Dorthe Kirstine Rasmussen (2000): Function and use of feeding boxes by group housed sows in the service unit in relation to social order, state of oestrus, room- and body temperature


14. Bodil M. Hjarvard (2000): Feather pecking and time budget in laying hens subjected to dose-response experiments with the dopamine antagonist Haloperidol


13. Kenneth Kragh Jensen (2000): Night migrating passerines’ use and sensation of the earth magnetic field in orientation


12. Karin Kjær Jensen (1999): The importance of weaning age for the behaviour of outdoor domestic piglets


11. Charlotte Ryberg (1998): Effects of cerebral electroconvulsive stimulation on learning and memory abilities of old and young rats


10. Irene Østerlund Bruun-Schmidt (1998): Otters (Lutra lutra) and fish farms. A questionnaire and direct studies at a selected Danish fish farm


9. René Mathiasen (1998): Research on fauna passages


8. Bo Kruse (1997): Vigilance in aggregations of the harbour seal (Phoca vitulina)


7. Jesper Lund (1997): Long-term potentiation, depotentiation, and repotentiation in area CA1 in hippocampus: Can the processes be modulated via muscarinic receptors?


6. Vibe Søndergaard (1996): The influence of social facilitation on dust bathing behaviour in young chickens


5. Morten Bang-Møller (1996): Degradation of natural and modified motif part sounds of blackbird (Turdus merula) song in beech forest


4. Ulla Poulsen (1995): Temperature effects on the yellow meadow ant Lasius flavus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)


3. Jesper Møhring-Jensen (1995): Hierarchy and breeding strategy of the hare, Lepus europaeus


2. Benedikte Vandsø Nielsen (1994): The influence of set-a-side areas on the foraging of hares


1. Anne-Vibe Jensen (1992): The blackbird’s (Turdus merula) siii-call and its possible functions



Bachelor students (BSc):


59. Kristine Langager Jensen (2013). Can the low frequency hearing of the cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis be measured using a habituation-dishabituation paradigm?


58. Maria Louise Skærsholm Pedersen (2013): Captive behaviour in trained and non-trained Macaws (Ara sp.)


57. Kim Bo Weifenbach Andkjær Nielsen (2012): Food-competition in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): A comparison between the chimpanzees of Odense Zoo and wild chimpanzees and bonobos (P. paniscus) in Africa


56. John Rasmussen (2011): Food choice and feeding habits of the flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps)


55. Mia Trondsøe Mouridsen (2011): The circadian rhythm and space utilization of Flat-Headed Cats (Prionailurus planiceps)


54. Pernille Johansen Naundrup (2011): Vocal behaviour and communication in Malayan Tapirs (Tapirus indicus)


53. Lene Nielsen (2010): Different sound signals and the use of these in the great cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis


52. René Lund Chetronoch (2009): Acoustic characterization of bittern booms on Sydlangeland


51. Rikke E. Lindhøj Jespersen (2009): Behaviour of captive giraffes


50. Birgit Friis Lund (2007): IUCN guidelines: a basis for re-introduction projects?


49. Christina Lehmkuhl Noer (2006): Behavioural parameters for use in evaluation of emotionality in growing pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus)


48. Maja Maria Larsen (2006): An investigation of working memory load in humans


47. Sidsel Nymark (2006): Animal personalities


46. Michael Dalby Kristiansen (2006): A comparative analysis of decision making in relation to foraging


45. Benedicte Krüger Rasmussen (2005): Vocalization and communication in chimpanzees


44. Eline Aggerholm Kristensen (2005): Imprinting


43. Charlotte Bie Thøstesen (2005): Vocalization among squirrel monkeys, Saimiri sciureus, in captivity


42. Malene Hedegaard Petersen (2004): A study on social behaviour in a family group of Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula) kept in captivity


41. Roar Hylleberg (2004): The biological use of stochastic models


40. Tim Hesselballe Hansen (2004): Song production in the Marsh-Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris)


39. Tom Larsen (2004): Ultrasound communication as a measure of animal welfare


38. Heidi Nystrand (2003): Captive breeding and reintroduction of endangered animals


37. Carina E. Sørensen (2003): Is there a correlation between fluctuating asymmetry and pollution?


36. Signe Klokker Poulsen (2003): Psychoacoustic studies of bird hearing


35. Louise Jessen (2002): New aspects of the lek mating system


34. Jane M. Thomsen (2001): Brain evolution in hominids


33. Birgitte Daugaard (2001): Signal analysis of calls from the cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) with special emphasis on the occurrence of non-linear phenomena


32. Kim Simonsen (2000): Sexual and social behaviour in selected larger cats


31. Carsten E. Jespersen (2000): Activation of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in captivity


30. Jacob Sterup Andersen (2000): Population dynamics and mortality of Danish Common Gulls Larus canus


29. Mille Rasch (1999): The Wolf, Canis lupus, a predator


28. Klavs Højby Mortensen (1999): Ecology and rehabilitation of the Orangutan


27. Birgitte Knudsen (1999): Fauna passages for otters in the river-valley of Vejle


26. Hanne Tindal Madsen (1999): Behaviour among domestic sows in the period one to four days and nights before the time of farrowing


25. Nicolas Mortensen Kyhl (1999): Song learning in songbirds


24. Regin Raagaard Pindstrup (1999): Social structure and migration in the Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei)


23. Bruno Mølgaard Geertsen (1998): Mating behaviour of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) with emphasis on the musth phenomenon


22. Anja Høirup (1997): The maternal role in Vervet Monkeys, Cercopithecus aethiops


21. Lars Christian Meyer (1997): The significance of very low frequency components in the vocal communication of Indian elephants


20. Bodil Margrethe Hjarvard (1997): Pampas animals in the Zoo – an ethological recommendation for the design of a South American section in Odense Zoo


19. Jacob Rye Hansen (1997): Social behaviour in the Coati (Nasua nasua and Nasua narica) observed in two zoos


18. Lisbeth Høgh (1997): Communication in big cats with emphasis on communication among lions and tigers


17. Kenneth K. Jensen (1997): Dialects in songbirds and an analysis of a mixed singers singing behaviour in the Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)


16. Oluf Damsgaard Henriksen (1997): Does the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis perceive colours?


15. Flemming Zachariasen (1996): Breeding behaviour and parental care of the cichlid Symphysodon sp.


14. Niklas Lagersson (1995): A comparative study of activity rhythms of the read panda (Ailurus fulgens fulgens) in two zoos


13. Bent Grubb Laursen (1995): Non-associative short-term memory in Aplysia californica


12. Tine Hvidtfeldt Steensen (1995): Water balance in terrestrial insects - regulations and adaptations


11. Tanja Alstrøm (1995): Brooding behaviour of East African Crowned Crane, Balearica regulorum gibbericeps


10. Bettina Monberg (1994): Mother-young relations in sheep and goats and the role of oxytocin in the onset of this behaviour


9. Jesper Lund (1994): Long term potentiation in field CA1 in the hippocampus: A post- or presynaptic phenomenon


8. Kristian Lindgren Madsen (1994): Bordering infrasound: On elephant use of very low frequency sound signals


7. Jesper Nelby Kristiansen (1993): Measuring the territorial song of the skylark (Alauda arvensis)


6. Tina Rasmussen (1993): The wolf and the domesticated dog. A comparison of their biology with special emphasis on behaviour


5. Henrik Østergaard Mouritsen (1993): The effect of daily activity changes on population density estimates of rainforest birds derived from transect counts


4. Marcel Rahner (1992): Zoogeography, evolution and speciation in birds


3. Irene Østerlund Jørgensen (1992): Nest temperature and rate of egg turning in the emu


2. Mads Nedergaard (1992): Salt balance in penguins II


1. Johnny Krogh Hansen (1992): Salt balance in penguins I



Copyright © 2014 Sound Behaviour and Communication Group, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). All Rights Reserved. Designed by Lara Delgado