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30.01.2018 New study accepted in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology by Glaser S, Grüter C: "Ants (Temnothorax nylanderi) adjust tandem running when food source distance exposes them to greater risks."

New study accepted in Philosohical Transactions of the Royal Society B by Grüter C, Jongepier, E, Foitzik, S: "Insect societies fight back: the evolution of defensive traits against social parasites."

23.11.2017 New study accepted in Neotropical Entomology by Grüter C, Wüst M, Cipriano AP, Nascimento FS: "Tandem recruitment and foraging in the ponerine ant Pachycondyla harpax (Fabricius)."
17.11.2017 New study accepted in BMC Evolutionary Biology by Feldmeyer, B, Elsner, D. Alleman, A, Foitzik S: "Species-specific genes under selection characterize the co-evolution of slavemaker and host lifestyles."

New study accepted in Functional Ecology von Menzel F, Zumbusch M, Feldmeyer B: "How ants acclimate: impact of climatic conditions on the cuticular hydrocarbon profile"

12.09.2017 New study accepted in Biology Letters by Grüter C, Segers F, Santos L, Hammel B, Zimmermann U and Nascimento F: "Enemy recognition is linked to soldier size in a polymorphic stingless bee."
21.08.2017 New study accepted in Annual Review of Genetics by Weitekamp CA, Libbrecht R and Keller L: "Genetics and evolution of social behavior in insects."
04.08.2017 New study accepted in Journal of Chemical Ecology by Beros S, Foitzik S, Menzel F: "What are the mechanisms behind a parasite-induced decline in nestmate recognition in ants?"
24.07.2017 New study accepted in Scientific Reports by Körner M, Vogelweith F, Foitzik S, Meunier J: "Condition-dependent trade-off between weapon size and immunity in males of the European Earwig."
23.07.2017 New study accepted in Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research by Vogelweith F and Thiery D: "Cover crop differentially affects arthropods, but not diseases occurring on grape leaves in vineyards."
07.07.2017 Check out the press realease about the recently published article "The evolution of a complex trait: cuticular hydrocarbons in ants evolve independent from phylogenetic constraints" in JEB by Menzel F, Schmitt T, Blaimer B.
03.07.2017 New study accepted in Frontiers in Zoology by Rosumek FB, Brückner A, Blüthgen N, Menzel F, Heethoff M: "Patterns and dynamics of neutral lipid fatty acids in ants - implications for ecological studies."
31.05.2017 New study accepted in Oecologia by Houadria M, Menzel F: "What determines the importance of a species for ecosystem processes? Insights from tropical ant assemblages."
23.05.2017 New study accepted in Functional Ecology by Kramer J, Körner M, Diehl J, Scheiner C, Yüksel-Dadak A, Christl T, Kohlmeier P, Meunier J: "When earwig mothers do not care to share: parent-offspring competition and the evolution of family life."