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The ACE team

PD Dr. Tomer J. Czaczkes

Team Leader

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

 

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Dr. Laure-Anne Poissonnier

Post-doctoral researcher

Studies individual and collective cognition in ants - nutritional balance, tool use, self-control, inference, and more!

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Mélissa Armand

Doctoral researcher

Studies how plants may be using behavioural economics to manipulate pollinators - in our case bumblebees.

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Henrique Galante

Doctoral researcher

Studies how preference can be steered in Argentine ants using behavioural economics and comparative psychology. Works closely with Thomas Wagner.

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Thomas Wagner

Doctoral researcher

Studies how preference can be steered in Argentine ants using behavioural economics and comparative psychology. Works closely with Henrique Galante.

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Alexandra Koch

Research assistant

A long-term fixture in the ACElab, Alex does... everything.

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MSc & BSc students

Benedikt Haas - BSc thesis

Algorithmic learning in ants

Moritz Forster - BSc thesis

Conflict interference in ant-like humans, with Prof. Gesine Dreisbach

Lena Rohmrig - MSc thesis

The effect of anasthesia on learning in insects

Luisa Sturm - BSc thesis

Odour-based algorithmic learning in ants

Alumni

PhD student alumni

Dr. Felix Oberhauser

Dr. Stephanie Wendt

Dr. Massimo de Agro (also a Post-doc alumnus)

Katharina Wenig

MSc and BSc students

Alexandra Koch (now back as a research assistant!)

St. Popp (but probably his parents call him Stefan)

Caroline Hübner

Jack Beckwith

Daniel Grimwade

Pragya Kumar

Stealth Human

Chiara Matschunas

Melanie Kabas

Sophie Schmid

Rebecca Paintner

Laura Neubauer

Stefanie Kau

Paula Streckenbach

Yannick Hartmann

Melina Kienitz (now back as a research assistant!)

Countless 3- and 6-week practical students: you know who you are!

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