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 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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18.01.2014 New study accepted in Chemoecology by Menzel F, Orivel J, Kaltenpoth M, Schmitt T. "What makes you a potential partner? Insights from convergently evolved ant-ant symbioses".
05.01.2014 New study accepted in ZooKeys by Seifer B, Kleeberg I, Feldmeyer B, Pamminger T, Jongepier E and Foitzik S. "Temnothorax pilagens sp. n. – a new slave-making species of the tribe Formicoxenini from North America (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)".
11.11.2013 New study accepted in The American Naturalist by Falk J, Wong JWY, Kölliker M and Meunier J. "Sibling cooperation in earwig families provides insights into the early evolution of social life".
05.10.2013 New study accepted in Ethology by Binz H, Bucher R, Entling MH and Menzel F. "Knowing the risk: wood crickets differentiate between spider predators of different size and commonness".
04.10.2013 New study accepted in PLoS one by Pamminger T, Foitzik S, Kaufmann KC, Schützler N and Menzel F. "Worker personality and its association with spatially structured division of labor".

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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