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The Ethologische Gesellschaft e.V. was founded on the 10th of October 1978 by Prof. Christiane Buchholtz, Dr Karl-Ludwig Damm, Prof. Dierk Franck, Dr Herbert Groß, Prof. Georg Rüppell, Dr Norbert Krischke and Prof. Jakob Parzefall. Ever since the society has been of shaped and led by scholars who advocate Behavioral Biology in research, teaching and the public. Please find below all previous council members since the society’s foundation. If you wish to learn more about the society, we recommend the book by our former president Prof. Dierk Franck “Eine Wissenschaft im Aufbruch – Chronik der Ethologischen Gesellschaft 1949-2000”, which was published in 2008 by Niel & More.


Present

President: Dr Claudia Fichtel
Vice president: Prof. Wolfgang Goymann
Manager: Prof. Helene Richter
Treasurer: Prof. Barbara Caspers
Secretary: Dr Joachim Frommen

Extended council board: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar, Prof. Sylvia Kaiser, Asst. Prof. Alexander Kotrschal, Martin Küblbeck, Dr Oliver Schülke, Dr Manon Schweinfurth, Aurelia Strauß, Prof. Erica van de Waal
Animal welfare officer: Prof. Eva Millesi, Prof. Hanno Würbel
Teaching officer: Prof. Klaudia Witte


2019-2020

President: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar
Vice president: Dr Claudia Fichtel
Manager: Prof. Helene Richter
Treasurer: Prof. Barbara Caspers
Secretary: Dr Wiebke Schuett (until 2020) & Dr Joachim Frommen (from 2020)

Extended council board: Dr Joachim Frommen (until 2020), Prof. Wolfgang Goymann, Prof. Peter Kappeler, Prof. Jutta Schneider (until 2019), Katja Rudolph, Dr Oliver Schülke, Dr Manon Schweinfurth, Binia Stieger
Animal welfare officer: Prof. Eva Millesi, Prof. Hanno Würbel
Teaching officer: Prof. Klaudia Witte


2017-2018

President: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar
Vice president: Dr Claudia Fichtel
Manager: Prof. Helene Richter
Treasurer: Dr Oliver Schülke
Secretary: Prof. Silke Kipper (until 2017) & Dr Wiebke Schuett (from 2018)

Extended council board: Dr Joachim Frommen, Prof. Wolfgang Goymann, Prof. Peter Kappeler, Prof. Jutta Schneider, Dr Wiebke Schuett (until 2017), Dr Manon Schweinfurth
Animal welfare officer: Prof. Eva Millesi, Prof. Hanno Würbel
Teaching officer: Prof. Klaudia Witte


2015-2016

President: Prof. Peter Kappeler
Vice president: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar
Manager: Prof. Sylvia Kaiser
Treasurer: Dr Oliver Schülke
Secretary: Prof. Silke Kipper

Extended council board: Prof. Redouan Bshary, Dr Joachim Frommen, Dr Claudia Fichtel, Prof. Wolfgang Goymann, Prof. Jutta Schneider, Dr Wiebke Schuett, Manon Schweinfurth, Miriam Sima
Animal welfare officer: Prof. Eva Millesi, Dr Lars Schrader, Prof. Hanno Würbel
Teaching officer: Prof. Klaudia Witte


2013-2014

President: Prof. Peter Kappeler
Vice president: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar
Manager: Prof. Sylvia Kaiser
Treasurer: Dr Elke Scheibler
Secretary: Prof. Silke Kipper

Extended council board: Prof. Redouan Bshary, Dr Claudia Fichtel, Prof. Wolfgang Goymann, Prof. Charlotte Hemelrijk, Prof. Judith Korb, Prof. Marc Naguib, Prof. Jutta Schneider, Miriam Sima (from 2014), Prof. Barbara Taborsky
Animal welfare officer: Prof. Eva Millesi, Prof. Hanno Würbel
Teaching officer: Prof. Klaudia Witte


2011-2012

President: Prof. Redouan Bshary
Vice president: Prof. Peter Kappeler
Manager: Prof. Sylvia Kaiser
Treasurer: Dr Elke Scheibler
Secretary: Dr Claudia Fichtel

Extended council board: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar, Prof. Wolfgang Goymann, Prof. Charlotte Hemelrijk, Prof. Silke Kipper, Prof. Judith Korb, Prof. Marc Naguib, Prof. Jutta Schneider, Dr Barbara Taborsky
Animal welfare officer: Prof. Eva Millesi, Prof. Hanno Würbel
Teaching officer: Prof. Klaudia Witte


2009-2010

President: Prof. Redouan Bshary
Vice president: Prof. Peter Kappeler
Manager: Prof. Sylvia Kaiser
Treasurer: Dr Elke Scheibler
Secretary: Dr Claudia Fichtel

Extended council board: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar, Prof. Wolfgang Goymann, Prof. Charlotte Hemelrijk, Prof. Silke Kipper, Prof. Judith Korb, Prof. Marc Naguib, Prof. Jutta Schneider, Dr Barbara Taborsky
Animal welfare officer: Prof. Eva Millesi, Prof. Hanno Würbel
Teaching officer: Prof. Klaudia Witte


2007-2008

President: Prof. Fritz Trillmich
Vice president: Prof. Redouan Bshary
Manager: Prof. Jürgen Heinze
Treasurer: Dr Peter Fritzsche
Secretary: Prof. Marc Naguib

Extended council board: Prof. Charlotte Hemelrijk, Prof. Barbara König, Prof. Kurt Kotrschal, Prof. Peter Kappeler
Animal welfare officer: Prof. Eva Millesi, Prof. Hanno Würbel
Teaching officer: Dr Udo Gansloßer


2005-2006

President: Prof. Michael Taborsky
Vice president: Prof. Fritz Trillmich
Manager: Prof. Jürgen Heinze
Treasurer: Dr Peter Fritzsche
Secretary: Prof. Redouan Bshary

Extended council board: Prof. Johan Bolhuis, Prof. Barbara König, Prof. Kurt Kotrschal, Prof. Ingo Schlupp
Animal welfare officer: Prof. Eva Millesi, Prof. Hanno Würbel
Teaching officer: Dr Udo Gansloßer


2003-2004

President: Prof. Michael Taborsky
Vice president: Prof. Fritz Trillmich
Manager: Prof. Rolf Gattermann
Treasurer: Dr Peter Fritzsche
Secretary: Prof. Jutta Schneider

Extended council board: Prof. Johan Bolhuis, Prof. Barbara König, Prof. Kurt Kotrschal, Prof. Ingo Schlupp
Animal welfare officer: Prof. Eva Millesi, Prof. Hanno Würbel
Teaching officer: Dr Udo Gansloßer


2001-2002

President: Prof. Norbert Sachser
Vice president: Prof. Michael Taborsky
Manager: Prof. Rolf Gattermann
Treasurer: Prof. Sabine Schmidt
Secretary: Dr Margit Enders

Extended council board: Prof. Raimund Apfelbach, Prof. Serge Daan, Prof. Kurt Kotrschal, Prof. Manfred Milinski


1999-2000

President: Prof. Norbert Sachser
Vice president: Prof. Michael Taborsky
Manager: Prof. Rolf Gattermann
Treasurer: Dr Beatrix Wuntke
Secretary: Dr Margit Enders

Extended council board: Prof. Raimund Apfelbach, Prof. Walter Arnold, Prof. Serge Daan, Prof. Manfred Milinski


1997-1998

President: Prof. Jürg Lamprecht
Vice president: Prof. Norbert Sachser
Manager: Prof. Rolf Gattermann
Treasurer: Dr Beatrix Wuntke
Secretary: Dr Sabine Oetting

Extended council board: Prof. Raimund Apfelbach, Prof. Walter Arnold, Prof. Serge Daan, Prof. Manfred Milinski


1995-1996

President: Prof. Dietrich von Holst
Vice president: Prof. Jürg Lamprecht
Manager: Prof. Michael Taborsky
Treasurer: Dr Beatrix Wuntke
Secretary: Prof. Bernhard Ronacher

Extended council board: Prof. Walter Arnold, Prof. Rolf Gattermann, Prof. Manfred Milinski, Prof. Jan von Hooff


1993-1994

President: Prof. Dietrich von Holst
Vice president: Prof. Klaus Peschke
Manager: Prof. Michael Taborsky
Treasurer: Dr Beatrix Wuntke
Secretary: Prof. Bernhard Ronacher

Extended council board: Dr Dorit Feddersen-Petersen, Prof. Hans Kummer, Dr Leo Sigmund, Prof. Jan von Hooff


1991-1992

President: Prof. Heinz-Ulrich Reyer
Vice president: Prof. Klaus Peschke
Manager: Prof. Fritz Trillmich
Treasurer: Dr Werner Schuler
Secretary: Prof. Bernhard Ronacher

Extended council board: Prof. Ariane Etienne, Prof. Hans Kummer, Prof. Jan von Hooff, Prof. Hans Winkler


1989-1990

President: Prof. Eberhard Curio
Vice president: Prof. Heinz-Ulrich Reyer
Manager: Prof. Fritz Trillmich
Treasurer: Dr Werner Schuler
Secretary: Prof. Bernd Kramer

Extended council board: Prof. Ariane Etienne, Prof. Hans Kummer, Prof. Jan von Hooff, Prof. Hans Winkler


1987-1988

President: Prof. Eberhard Curio
Vice president: Prof. Heinz-Ulrich Reyer
Manager: Dr Ekkehard Pröve
Treasurer: Dr Werner Schuler
Secretary: Prof. Bernd Kramer

Extended council board: Prof. Ariane Etienne, Prof. Jan von Hooff, Prof. Beat Tschanz, Prof. Hans Winkler


1985-1986

President: Prof. Dierk Franck
Vice president: Prof. Dietrich von Holst
Manager: Dr Ekkehard Pröve
Treasurer: Dr Werner Schuler
Secretary: Prof. Bernd Kramer

Extended council board: Prof. Christiane Buchholtz, Prof. Eberhard Curio, Prof. Piet Sevenster, Prof. Beat Tschanz


1983-1984

President: Prof. Dierk Franck
Vice president: Prof. Dietrich von Holst
Manager: Dr Ekkehard Pröve
Treasurer: Prof. Jürg Lamprecht
Secretary: Prof. Hans-Rudolf Güttinger

Extended council board: Prof. Christiane Buchholtz, Prof. Eberhard Curio, Prof. Piet Sevenster, Prof. Beat Tschanz


1981-1982

President: Prof. Christiane Buchholtz
Vice president: Prof. Dierk Franck
Manager: Prof. Georg Rüppell
Treasurer: Prof. Jürg Lamprecht
Secretary: Prof. Hans-Rudolf Güttinger

Extended council board: Prof. Jürgen Nicolai, Prof. Piet Sevenster, Prof. Beat Tschanz, Dr Erik Zimen


1979-1980

President: Prof. Christiane Buchholtz
Vice president: Prof. Dierk Franck
Manager: Prof. Georg Rüppell
Treasurer: Prof. Jürg Lamprecht
Secretary: Dr Roland Sossinka

Extended council board: Prof. Jürgen Nicolai, Prof. Piet Sevenster, Prof. Beat Tschanz, Dr Erik Zimen