NEWS

17.05.2021 New study accepted in Chemoecology by Bucher R, Japke LM, Ünlü AG, Menzel F: "Interactions of ants with native and invasive ladybeetles and the role of chemical cues in intraguild interference"
25.04.2021 New study accepted in Royal Society Open Science by Beros, S., Lenhart, A., Scharf, I., Negroni, M.N., Menzel, F., Foitzik, S.: "Extreme lifespan extension in tapeworm-infected ant workers"
25.03.2021 New study accepted in Molecular Ecology by Scharf, I., Stoldt, M., Libbrecht, R., Höpfner, A.L., Jongepier, E., Kever, M., Foitzik, S.: "Social isolation causes downregulation of immune and stress response genes and behavioural changes in a social insect"
24.03.2021 Check out the article in Myrmecological News Blog by Florian Menzel, where he talks about his research on cuticular hydrocarbons.
15.03.2021 New study accepted in Molecular Ecology by Kennedy, A., Peng, T., Glaser S.M., Linn, M., Foitzik, S., Grüter, C: "Use of waggle dance information in honey bees is linked to gene expression in the antennae, but not in the brain"
03.03.2021 New study accepted in G3 by Sprenger PP, Hartke J, Schmitt T, Menzel F*, Feldmeyer B’: "Candidate genes involved in cuticular hydrocarbon differentiation between cryptic, parabiotic ant species" (*authors contributed equally)
21.02.2021 New study accepted in Journal of Experimental Biology by Negroni, M.A., Stoldt, M., Oster, M., Rupp, A-S., Feldmeyer, B. Foitzik, S.: "Social organisation and the evolution of life-history traits in two queen morphs of the ant Temnothorax rugatulus."
10.02.2021

Check out the interview of Marina Choppin about her research and her recent paper:

Interview: https://blog.myrmecologicalnews.org/2021/02/10/queen-morph-and-reproductive-strategies-in-arizonian-ants/
Artikel: https://myrmecologicalnews.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=1579&Itemid=439

06.02.2021 New study accepted in Current Zoology by Sprenger PP*, Gerbes L*, Sahm J, Menzel F: "Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles differ between body parts: implications for communication and our understanding of CHC diffusion" (*authors contributed equally)
26.01.2021 New study accepted in Diversity by Houadria M, Menzel F: "Digging deeper into the ecology of subterranean ants: diversity and niche partitioning"
January 2021 New study accepted in Genes by Stoldt, M., Klein, L., Beros S., Butter, F., Jongepier, E., Feldmeyer B., Foitzik, S.: “Parasite presence induces gene expression changes in an ant host and their function in immunity and longevity”
22.01.2021 New study accepted in Current Opinion in Insect Science by Menzel F, Feldmeyer B: "How does climate change affect social insects?"
January 2021 New study accepted in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B by Korb, J., Meusemann, K., Aumer, D., Bernadou, A., Elsner, D., Feldmeyer, B., Foitzik, S., Heinze, J., Libbrecht, R., Lin, S., Majoe, M., Kuhn M.M., Nehring, V., Negroni, M., Paxton, R.J., Séguret, A.C., Stoldt, M., Flatt T., & So-Long consortium: “Comparative transcriptomic analysis of the mechanisms underpinning ageing and fecundity in social insects"
January 2021 New study accepted in Biology Lettersby Negroni, M.A., Feldmeyer, B., Foitzik, S.: ”Experimental increase in fecundity causes upregulation of fecundity and body maintenance genes in the fat body of ant queens”
04.01.2021 New Study accepted in Myrmecological News by Choppin M, Graf S, Feldmeyer B, Libbrecht R, Menzel F, Foitzik S: "Queen and worker phenotypic traits are associated with colony composition and environment in Temnothorax rugatulus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an ant with alternative reproductive strategies"
04.12.2020 New study accepted in Ecological Entomology by Sprenger PP*, Müsse C*, Hartke J,  Feldmeyer  B, Schmitt T, Gebauer G, Menzel F: "Dinner with the roommates: Trophic niche differentiation and competition in a mutualistic ant-ant association" (*authors contributed equally)."
04.11.2020 New study accepted in Journal of Evolutionary Biology by Hartke J, Waldvogel A-M, Sprenger PP, Schmitt T, Menzel F, Pfenninger M, Feldmeyer B: "Little parallelism in genomic signatures of local adaptation in two sympatric, cryptic sister species"
October 2020 New study accepted in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Bby Majoe, M., Libbrecht, R., Foitzik, S. Nehring, V.: “Queen loss increases worker survival in leaf-cutting ants under paraquat-induced oxidative stress”
September 2020 New study accepted in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Bby Negroni, M.A., Macit, M.N., Stoldt, M., Feldmeyer, B. Foitzik, S.: “Molecular regulation of lifespan extension in fertile ant workers”
06.03.2020 New study accepted in Journal of Animal Ecology by Mestre L, Narimanov N, Menzel F, Entling M: "Non-consumptive effects between predators depend on the foraging mode of intraguild prey."
13.01.2020 New study accepted in IScience by Libbrecht R, Nadrau D, Foitzik S: "A role of histone acetylation in the regulation of circadian rhythm in ants."
4.12.2019 New study accepted in Ecological Entomology by Houadria M & Menzel F: "Temporal and dietary niche is context-dependent in tropical ants."
18.11.2019 New study accepted in Myrmecological News by Sprenger PP & Menzel F: "Cuticular hydrocarbons in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and other insects: how and why they differ among individuals, colonies, and species."
28.10.2019 New study accepted in Journal of Experimental Biology by Menzel F, Morsbach S, Martens JH, Räder P, Hadjadje S, Poizat M, Abou B: "Communication vs. waterproofing: the physics of insect cuticular hydrocarbons".
04.10.2019 New study accepted in Ecology and Evolution by Segers FHID, Kaltenpoth M, Foitzik S: "Abdominal microbial communities in ants depend on colony membership rather than caste and are linked to colony productivity."
04.10.2019 New study accepted in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology by Segev U, Foitzik S: "Ant personalities and behavioral plasticity along a climatic gradient."
04.10.2019 New study accepted in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B by Kaur R, Stoldt M, Jongepier E, Feldmeyer B, Menzel F, Bornberg-Baur E, Foitzik S: "Ant behaviour and brain gene expression of defending hosts depend on the ecological success of the intruding social parasite".
13.08.2019 New study accepted in Journal of Chemical Ecology by Sprenger PP, Hartke J, Feldmeyer B, Orivel J, Schmitt T, Menzel F: "Influence of Mutualistic Lifestyle, Mutualistic Partner, and Climate on Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles in Parabiotic Ants."
16.7.2019 New study accepted in Genome Biology and Evolution by Hartke J, Schell T, Jongepier E, Schmidt H, Sprenger PP, Paule J, Bornberg-Bauer E, Schmitt T, Menzel F, Pfenninger M, Feldmeyer B: "Hybrid genome assembly of a neotropical mutualistic ant."
3.7.2019 New study accepted in Ecology and Evolution by Hartke J*, Sprenger PP*, Sahm J, Winterberg H, Orivel J, Baur H, Beuerle T, Schmitt T, Feldmeyer B*, Menzel F* (*authors contributed equally): "Cuticular hydrocarbons as potential mediators of cryptic species divergence in a mutualistic ant association"
27.06.2019 Congratulations to Philip Kohlmeier, who received the Boehringer Ingelheim award for his PhD thesis. Every year, one excellent PhD thesis in the Faculty of Biology is rewarded.
21.05.2019 New study accepted in Ecology and Evolution by Grevé M, Houadria M, Andersen A, Menzel F: "Niche differentiation in rainforest ant communities across three continents"
09.05.2019 New study accepted in Journal of Experimental Biology by Peng, T, Segers FHID, Nascimento, FS, Grüter C.: "Resource profitability, but not caffeine affects individual and collective foraging in the stingless bee Plebeia droryana."
09.05.2019 New study accepted in Behavioral Ecology by Baudier K, Ostwald M, Grüter C, Segers F, Roubik D, Pavlic T, Pratt S, Fewell J.: "Changing of the guard: mixed specialization and flexibility in nest defense (Tetragonisca angustula)."
09.05.2019 New study accepted in Scientific Reports by Negroni, MA, Foitzik S, Feldmeyer S.: "Long-lived Temnothorax ant queens switch from investment in immunity to antioxidant production with age."
09.05.2019 New study accepted in Molecular Ecology by Alleman, A., Stoldt, M., Feldmeyer, B., Foitzik, S: "Tandem-Running and Scouting Behavior is Characterized by Up-Regulation of Learning and Memory Formation Genes within the Ant Brain."