About me

Welcome to my website. At age 5 I first spoke of wanting to become an “plant and animal researcher”. Hence, I put a lot of effort in pursuing that interest, leading to my current career as an active researcher in the field of evolutionary ecology. My current research interests focus on phenotypic plasticity of fish in response to predation. Moreover, I am interested in visual sensitivities of fish beyond wavelength regions perceivable by humans. In my research, I use the Western African river cichlid Pelvicachromis taeniatus and the fathead minnow Pimephales promelas as a model system. The icons below forward to my personal pages on various research-related online services.



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Publication list:

  1. Thünken, T., Hesse, S., Meuthen, D. (2020). Increased levels of perceived competition decrease juvenile kin-shoaling preferences in a cichlid fish. American Naturalist. Accepted.
  2. Meuthen, D., Baldauf, S. A., Bakker, T. C. M., Thünken, T. (2020). High perceived predation risk during development affects mutual mate choice in a cichlid fish. Animal Behaviour. Accepted.