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21.09.2018 Welcome to our new PhD students Marina Choppin and Anissa Kennedy and visiting PhD Student Jamille Veiga from the University of Parà!!!
21.09.2018 New study accepted in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology by C Grüter: "Repeated switches from cooperative to selfish worker oviposition during stingless bee evolution."
21.09.2018 We have successfully relocated!


You find us up from September, 17th 2018
in the BIozentrum I
​Hanns-Dieter-Hüsch-Weg 15.


New study accepted in PeerJ by Rosumek FB, Blüthgen N, Brückner A, Menzel F, Gebauer G und Heethoff M: "Unveiling community patterns and trophic niches of tropical and temperate ants using an integrative framework of field data, stable isotopes and fatty acids"

01.08.2018 New study accepted in BMC Biology by Libbrecht R, Oxley PR & Kronauer DJC: "Clonal raider ant brain transcriptomics identifies candidate molecular mechanisms for reproductive division of labor".
26.07.2018 Check out the article in the New York Times about the recent Science paper co-authored by Romain Libbrecht.
01.07.2018 New study accepted in Science by Chandra V, Fetter-Pruneda I, Oxley PR, Ritger A, McKenzie S, Libbrecht R & Kronauer DJC: "Social regulation of insulin signaling and the evolution of eusociality in ants." 
29.06.2018 Congratulations to Philip Kohlmeier for his successful PhD defence! Best of luck in the Netherlands!
08.05.2018 New study accepted in PLOS Biology by Kohlmeier P, Feldmeyer B, Foitzik S: "Vitellogenin-like A - associated shifts in social cue responsiveness regulate behavioral task specialization in an ant."
12.4.2018 New study accepted in Journal of Experimental Biology by Sprenger PP, Burkert LH, Abou B, Federle W, Menzel F (2018): Coping with the climate: Cuticular hydrocarbon acclimation of ants under constant and fluctuating conditions.

New study accepted in Journal of Thermal Biology by Körner M., Foitzik S., Meunier J. 2018. Extended winters entail long-term costs for insect offspring reared in an overwinter burrow.

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"