Studying how animals learn, use information strategically, and evaluate their options
Animal Comparative Economics lab
The ACE team
Leads all ACE research projects, and is also involved in a wide variety of behavioural ecology projects.
Studies individual and collective cognition in ants - nutritional balance, tool use, self-control, inference, and more!
Studies how plants may be using behavioural economics to manipulate pollinators - in our case bumblebees.
Studies how preference can be steered in Argentine ants using behavioural economics and comparative psychology. Works closely with Thomas Wagner.
Studies how preference can be steered in Argentine ants using behavioural economics and comparative psychology. Works closely with Henrique Galante.
MSc & BSc students
Paula Streckenback - BSc thesis
Personality and information use in ants
Moritz Forster - BSc thesis
Conflict interference in ant-like humans, with Prof. Gesine Dreisbach
Yannick Hartmann - MSc laboratory practical
Social inference in ants
PhD student alumni
Dr. Stephanie Wendt
Dr. Massimo de Agro
MSc and BSc students
Alexandra Koch (now back as a research assistant!)
St. Popp (but probably his parents call him Stefan)
Melina Kienitz (now back as a research assistant!)
Countless 3- and 6-week practical students: you know who you are!