Population & Evolutionary Ecology Lab
What we’re interested in:
Animal Foraging: patch leaving decisions, response to danger, trade-off analysis, proximate mechanisms, animal motivation,...
Mate choice: complementary sex determination, inbreeding depression, good genes, evolutionary consequences, diploid male production, ..
Clutch size and sex allocation: Host-quality effects, mate-quality effects, integration of physiological state and past experience,…
Biological control: Mango pests, ant-parasitoid interactions, European corn borer, non-target effects, parasitoid efficacy, next generation biocontrol, …
Methodology: Generalized Linear Modelling (GLM, GLMM), survival analysis, systematic review and meta-analysis, automated behavioural tracking, genetic and genomic approaches,…
Research organisms: Different species of parasitoid wasps (e.g. Nasonia, Venturia, Bracon, Leptopilina, Asobara, Trichogramma) true fruit flies, real fruit flies (Tephritids and Drosophilids), Humans, ...
Teaching: research-based learning, e-learning tools and blended learning, fostering self-motivation,
Prof. Dr. Thomas S. Hoffmeister
Institute of Ecology, FB 2
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-62945
Dr. Andra Thiel
Leobener Str. NW2
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-62937
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-62949