Overview on works in progress in Evolutionary Ecology

PhD Theses

Ingham C.: Effect of host defenses on symbiont adaptations and genome erosion in a protective mutualism

Ganesan Ramya: Molecular basis of host-symbiont interactions in the defensive symbiosis between Lagria beetles and Burkholderia bacteria

Janke R.: Molting defense and the ecological relevance of symbiont-mediated defense in Lagrinae beetles

Kanyile S. N.: The impact of tyrosine-supplementing symbionts on desiccation resistance, defence, gut homeostasis and immunity in grain pest beetles

Kiefer J.: Molecular host-symbiont interactions in grain pest beetles

Lemoine M.: Impact of the microbiome on the viable temperature range of Drosophila

Simao de Pinto Carvalho, Ana: Evolution of gene regulation in the Donaciinae symbiosis

Wierz, J.: Tyrosine supplementing symbionts in selected Coleoptera: Representative Genomes, taxonomic distribution, mechanisms of host regulation and chemical quantification of contribution to cuticle biosynthesis

Theses in Master of Sc. and Diploma

Mibes, Alexandra: Targeted mutation of candidate genes involved in the establishment of Burkholderia symbionts in Lagria villosa beetles

Nick, Alina: Diversity and function of yeast symbionts in Anobiid pest beetles

Scharmann, Philipp: Evolution of secondary metabolism in the beewolf symbionts

Unruh, Sebastian: Symbiosen in Rüsselkäfern

Theses in Bachelor of Sc.

Benkel, David: Die Veränderungen von Flügelformen von Zugvögeln am Eich-Gimbsheimer Altrhein

Fenske, Martin: Die Entwicklung von dreizehn ausgewählten Wasservogelarten im Zeitraum 2004 bis 2017 im NSG Eich-Gimbsheimer Altrhein

Frauenderka, Selina: Characterization and impact of gut bacteria on cold tolerance in Drosophila melanogaster

Massold, Johannes: Untersuchung der klimaabhängigen Arealexpansion von Oecanthus pellucens und Meconema meridionale

Milz, Tim: Production of antibiotics from beewolf symbionts as a reaction to different fungal antagonists

Moog, Safira: Dynamik und Diversität verschiedener Stämme des Symbionten Coriobacterium glomerans in Feuerwanzen

Müller, Elena-Sophia: Genomics of male-killing Flavobacteria in Ladybird beetles