Ronald Noë

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I was born in The Netherlands and worked in Kenya (1981-84), Switzerland (1987-94), Germany (1990-98) and Ivory Coast (1988-2004). I was appointed in Strasbourg, France, in 1998.



Present activities

  • Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Strasbourg, France
  • Associate editor of Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology (BES)



Sabbatical at the NIAS (The Netherlands)

I spent the academic year 2011 - 2012 as a Lorentz Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) in Wassenaar The Netherlands

Workshop in the Lorentz Center, Leiden (The Netherlands)

During my sabbatical I organized, together with Mark van Vugt (VU Amsterdam) a workshop "Cooperation in multi-partner settings: biological markets & social dilemmas" in the Lorentz Center in Leiden (16-20 January 2012). Here is the website at the Lorentz Center of this event


 Present international cooperations

  • I prepare a review of 'mycorrhizal markets' together with Toby Kiers (Animal Ecolgty, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)


Past international cooperations

  • Cooperation experiments with kea (Nestor nobilis), large parrots from New-Zealand held in aviaries at the Haidlhof, Austria. These experiments were conducted by students from Strasbourg under the supervision of Ludwig Huber, Gyula Gajdon and Raoul Schwing of the Messerli Research Institute, Veterinary Medical University Vienna, Austria
  • ABEERU (Applied Behavioural Ecology and Ecosystems Research Unit), a 'centre of excellence' within the School 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)
Download the initial TECT brochure (2008) and the final TECT brochure (2011)
  • COCOR (Cooperation in Corvids). A Collaborative Research Project within TECT
  • GEBACO (The Genetic Basis of Cooperation) A EU-Framework 6 – research programme (STREP-NEST ‘What it means to be human’)
  • INCORE (Integrating Cooperation Research across Europe) A EU-Framework 6 – Coordination Action programme (STREP-NEST ‘What it means to be human’)
  • 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 adviser