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The ACE team


Dr. Tomer J. Czaczkes

Team Leader

Leads all ACE research projects, and is also involved in a wide variety of behavioural ecology projects. Collects data on occasion.


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Katharina Wenig

Visiting doctoral researcher

Normally studies emotional contagion in ravens in Vienna, in the ACElab she studies learning flexibility in ants.


Prof. Dr. Andreas Roider

Professor of microeconomics

Prof. Roiders is supporting the ACElab team with in depth insight into economic theory and practice.

See his website here.

Prof. Roiders is based in the Department of Economics at the University of Regensburg.


Prof. Dr. Gesine Dreisbach

Professor of cognitive psychology

Prof. Dreisbach studies motivation and cognitive control at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Regensburg. She is supporting the ACElab team by helping design our comparative psychology and cognition experiments. See her website here.



Join the team!


The ACElab often offers research projects for students, from short laboratory practicals to BSc and MSc projects. Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are always welcome, pending funding.



Dr. Wolfhard von Thienen

Postdoctoral researcher

Uses modelling approaches to understand how individual level behavioural rules affects colony-level behaviour


Interns, M.Sc, and B.Sc students


Pragya Kumar - MSc student

Caroline Hübner - post MSc intern

Birgit Brandstetter - BSc student

Isabella di Stefano - BSc student

Jack Beckwith - BA student

Anna-Lena Horsch - BSc student

Alexandra Koch - Research assistant

Daniel Grimwade - BA student

Nico Kleinhölting - BSc student



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