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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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and Foitzik S. "Forewarned is forearmed: Aggression and information use determine fitness costs of slave raids"
18.03.2014 New Study accepted in Current Zoology by Kühbandner S, Modlmeier A., Foitzik S. "Age and ovarian development are related to worker personality and task allocation in the ant Leptothorax acervorum".
12.02.2014  New study accepted in Behavioral Ecology by Boos S, Meunier J, Pichon S and Kölliker M. "Maternal care provides anti-fungal protection to eggs in the European earwig".
12.02.2014  New study accepted in Ecological Entomology by Menzel F, Kriesell H and Witter V. "Parabiotic ants: the costs and benefits of symbiosis".

Excursion Alpen/Berchtesgaden SoSe 2014

Within the Bachelor Moduls 14a we offer in SoSe 2014 an excursion Alpen/Berchtesgaden.

Date: 24.-27. June 2014

Portion of costs for each student: about 150 EUR

The excursion is first of all offered to participants of the Modul 14a "Evolution und Verhaltensökologie der Tiere" in SoSe 2014.

Students who do not partcipate in this modul but have interest in taking part in the excursion can register until April, 29th in the secretary Evolutionsbiologie:

The preliminary discussion is on April, 28th 2014, 8.30h in HS 18a, Becherweg 7.

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Contact Director
Institute of Zoology
Dept. of Evolutionary Biology
Prof. Dr. Susanne Foitzik
Joh.-v.-Müller-Weg 6
55128 Mainz
Tel +49 (0)6131 - 39 27840
Visiting Time
by arrangement

Contact Contact
Office Prof. Foitzik
Dept. of Evolutionary Biology
Kaija Krüger
Joh.-v.-Müller-Weg 6
55128 Mainz
Tel +49 (0)6131-39 27841
Fax +49 (0)6131 - 39 27850
Opening hours
Moday-Thursday 09-11 h

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3 years PhD Position
Evolution of ant slavery and the genetic basis of slavemaker and host behavior


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