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02.12.2014 New study accepted in Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society B by Meunier J. "Social immunity and the evolution of group living in insects".
16.10.2014 New study accepted in Ecological Entomology by Sandrin L, Meunier J, Raveh S, Walser JC & Kölliker M. "Multiple paternity and mating group size in the European earwig, Forficula auricularia".
26.09.2014 New study accepted in Biotropica by Houadria M*, Salas-Lopez A*, Orivel J, Blüthgen N & Menzel F. "Dietary and temporal niche differentiation in tropical ants - can they explain local ant coexistence?" *equal contribution to the work
29.08.2014 New study accepted in Journal of Evolutionary Biology by Pamminger T, Foitzik S, Metzler D &Pennings PS. "Oh sister, where art thou? Spatial population structure and the evolution of an altruistic defence trait".
22.07.2014 New study accepted in Proceeding of the Royal Society B by Wong J*, Meunier J*, Lucas C & Kölliker M. "Paternal signature in kin recognition cues of a social insect: Concealed in juveniles, revealed in adults". *equal contribution to the work
16.07.2014 New study accepted in Proceeding of the Royal Society B by Jongepier E, Kleeberg I, Job S & Foitzik S. "Collective defense portfolios of ant hosts shift with social parasite pressure".
04.06.2014 New study accepted in BMC Evolutionary Biology by Koch LK & Meunier J. "Mother and offspring fitness in an insect with maternal care: phenotypic trade-offs between egg number, egg mass and egg care".
16.05.2014 New Study accepted in Animal Behaviour by Binz H,  Foitzik S, Staab F & Menzel F. "The chemistry of competition: Exploitation of heterospecific cues depends on the dominance rank in the community".
05.05.2014 New Study accepted in Ethology by Weiss C, Kramer J, Holländer K & Meunier J. "Influences of relatedness, food deprivation and sex on adult behaviors in the group-living insect Forficula auricularia".
26.03.2014 New Study accepted in Behavioral Ecology by Kleeberg I, Pamminger T, Jongepier E, Papenhagen M & Foitzik S. "Forewarned is forearmed: Aggression and information use determine fitness costs of slave raids"

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Institute of Zoology
Dept. of Evolutionary Biology
Prof. Dr. Susanne Foitzik
Joh.-v.-Müller-Weg 6
55128 Mainz
Tel +49 (0)6131 - 39 27840
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Office Prof. Foitzik
Dept. of Evolutionary Biology
Kaija Krüger
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55128 Mainz
Tel +49 (0)6131-39 27841
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