Kim Kortekaas, MSc

DK "Cognition and Communication"


My research focuses on the social behaviour and physiology of wolves. By using a large treadmill to simulate the chase of a hunt, we aim at a better understanding of the wolves’ behaviour and physiology (heart rate and cortisol) when pack members engage in running together rather than running alone. Furthermore, by using the same methods on similarly raised dogs kept in packs, we aim to trace back the functional and adaptive changes that occur in the social life of dogs during domestication.