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Ronald Noë

Work address :

Ethologie évolutive
23, rue Becquerel
67087 Strasbourg Cedex
tel : (+33) (0) 388 10 74 52
fax : (+33) (0) 388 96 59 61
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Ronald Noë was born in The Netherlands and worked in Kenya (1981-84), Switzeland (1987-1994), Germany (1990-1998) and Ivory Coast (1988-2004).

Present positions

- Professor, Department of Psychology and Education, Université De Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.

- Research associate of the Dept. d’Ecologie, Physiologie et Ethologie (IPHC - CNRS), Strasbourg, France.

- Chair of the Scientific Committee ESF-EUROCORES programme "The Evolution of Cooperation and Trading" (TECT)

International cooperations

- ABEERU (Applied Behavioural Ecology and Ecosystems Unit), a ’centre of excellence’ within the Scool of Environmental Sciences, College for Agriculture & Environmental Sciences of the University of South-Africa (UNISA) at Pretoria.

- TECT (The Evolution of Cooperation and Trading). A EUROCORES-program of the European Science Foundation (ESF) (2007-2011)

- GEBACO (The Genetic Basis of Cooperation). A cooperation with scientists form the UK, Ireland, Finland and Hungaria financed by the STREP-program ’What it means to be Human (EU-Framework IV).

- Economic Behaviour in Vervet Monkeys. A cooperation with E.E.C. van Damme of the Center for Economic Research of the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands financed by the programme ’Evolution and Behaviour’ of the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO). Runs from 2003-2007.

- Taï Monkey Project. A research program that I founded in 1991 to study the behavioural ecology and several other topics in eight monkey species in the Taï National Park, Ivory Coast. The program is associated with the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques (CSRS) in Abidjan. In 2004 I left the program, but I still act as an advisor.

- INCORE (Integrating Cooperation Research across Europe) – a Framework 6 Coordination Action programme with 26 research teams from 14 European countries.

Current research

- Social cognition and economic behaviour of primates and corvids

- Biological Markets : a theory of cooperation, mutualism and sexual selection

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