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. Collects data on occasion.

 

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Dr. Massimo de Agro

Post-doctoral researcher

In charge of developing a robotic flower meadow for our bumblebees. Cameras! Micro-computers! Lots and lots of mini-pumps! Also does spider vision research in his spare time.

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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Katharina Wenig

Visiting doctoral researcher

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

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Alexandra Koch

Research assistent

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

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MSc & BSc students

Sophie Schmid - BSc thesis
The effect of artificial light at night on ant foraging behaviour
also dear-neighbour effects in Lasius niger

Melina Kienitz - BSc thesis

Menu effects in an insect: peak-end rule effects in bumblebees
 

Stealth Human - BSc thesis

The effect of social information on optimism and pessimism

Chiara Matschunas - MSc 8 week project practical

Insect Behavioural Economics: bundling and integration in ants

Alumni

PhD student alumni

Dr. Felix Oberhauser

Dr. Stephanie Wendt

Dr. Massimo de Agro (now back as a post-doc!)

MSc and BSc students

Alexandra Koch (now back as a research assistant!)

St. Popp

Caroline Hübner

Jack Beckwith

Daniel Grimwade

Pragya Kumar

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