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."