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

Rebecca Paintner - BSc thesis

Indifference curves in an insect

Laura Neubauer - BSc thesis

Post-ingestion aversion in invasive ants

Stefanie Kau - MSc laboratory practical

The effect of psychoactives on liquid bait ingestion

Alumni

PhD student alumni

Dr. Felix Oberhauser

Dr. Stephanie Wendt

Dr. Massimo de Agro

Katharina Wenig

MSc and BSc students

Alexandra Koch (now back as a research assistant!)

St. Popp

Caroline Hübner

Jack Beckwith

Daniel Grimwade

Pragya Kumar

Stealth Human

Chiara Matschunas

Melanie Kabas

Sophie Schmid

Melina Kienitz (now back as a research assistant!)

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