Communication and Collective Movement Group

We are an independent Gips-Schüle research group in the Department of Biology at the University of Konstanz, led by Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin.


We are broadly interested in collective behavior in biological and social systems, focusing primarily on how social groups make collective decisions. We are particularly interested in the role that both communication and social structure play in shaping these dynamics.


We use high-resolution tracking of wild animal groups and mathematical modeling to understand what drives individual behavior, interactions within groups, and ultimately the patterns of collective behavior we see in nature and society.

Our research is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative - we work in close collaboration with several research groups and long-term research studies around the world.


We are currently looking for a post doc in Analysis of Collective Movement to join our team, in cooperation with our recently-funded collaborative research project "Communication and Coordination Across Scales". Collaborator Marie Roch is also offering a post doc position in Bioacoustics & Machine Learning to work on the same project, based at San Diego State University. Both positions are available from January 2020. More information here.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our Members and Research pages.

If you are interested in joining us, please check out our current open positions and fellowship opportunities here.