Michael Griesser

Michael Griesser

Michael Griesser teaches biology at the University of Konstanz in Germany. His research investigates the evolution of cooperation, language-like adaptations and cognition in birds. He combines diverse methods, including longitudinal studies, field experiments and comparative work to do his research. His current research investigates the ecological and proximate drivers of social relationships among unrelated individuals.

Corvids like ravens are social and intelligent birds who provide extended care for their young. (Photo by Neal Herbert/National Park Service)

Bird-brained? Climate change may affect intelligence in birds

By: and - March 28, 2023

  Large brains are a hallmark of human evolution. Brains allow us to make sense of the world and to successfully navigate through our lives. Bigger brains are valuable because they provide increased flexibility to deal with everyday problems, allowing them to make better decisions, learn difficult skills and innovate solutions to challenging problems. Large […]