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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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Dr. Lina Pedraza

Post-doctoral researcher

Applying advanced techniques to invasive ant field control trials.

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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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Cosmina Werneke

Research assistant

More sucrose solutioned needed? No problem.

Stuff needs 3D printing?

She's on it.

Experiment needs finished? Cosmina's got your back.

She's a lab hero.

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MSc & BSc students

Moana Vorjans - MSc thesis

Insect pain - do ants experience Neuropathic Allodynia?

Theresa Ranieri - MSc thesis

Attractiveness of municipal flowers to wild bees

Angelina Hacker- MSc thesis

Attractiveness of municipal flowers to diverse insects

Luisa Sturm - BSc thesis

Odour-based algorithmic learning in ants

Lukas Wagner - BSc thesis

Food competition between native and invasive 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

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!)

Benedikt Haas

Moritz Forster

Bruna Sette-Niederhageboeck

Lena Rohmig

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

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