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."
11.03.2019 Congratulations to Dr. Sara Beros for her successful PhD defence! All the best for the future, Sara!
22.01.2019 Congratulations to Dr. Max Körner who successfully defended his PhD thesis! We wish all the best for the future!
04.12.2018 New study accepted in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B von Kaur R, Stoldt M, Jongepier E, Feldmeyer B, Menzel F, Bornberg-Baur E, Foitzik: "Ant behaviour and brain gene expression of defending hosts depend on the ecological success of the intruding social parasite."
04.12.2018 New study accepted in Molecular Ecology by Kohlmeier P, Alleman A, Libbrecht R, Foitzik S, Feldmeyer B: "Gene expression is more strongly associated with behavioural specialisation than with age or fertility in ant workers."
04.12.2018 New study accepted in Animal Behaviour by Beros S, Menzel F, Foitzik S: " Parasitism and queen presence interactively shape worker behaviour and fertility in an ant host."
28.11.2018 We congratulate Austin Alleman for his successful PhD defence! Well done and all the best for your next steps!