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Monday, 30st August

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Meeting-ID: 983 4039 5760  | Passwort: 719550


Welcome address (Jacob Engelmann, Charlotte Förster)

18:10 - 19:00

Wissenschaftspreis der DZG: Karl-Ritter-von-Frisch-Medaille

Preisträger: Jürgen Heinze (Universität Regensburg) | Laudatio: Gabriele Uhl

The queens, the workers, and the grim reaper - aging and reproduction in social insects

Tuesday, 31st August

13:15 - 14:00

Dieter Mahsberg (Universität Würzburg, Germany)

Zoologie in Würzburg

Meeting-ID: 952 9895 7073 | Passwort: 327000 

15:45 - 16:30

Roger Butlin (University of Sheffield, UK)

Local adaptation and speciation in Littorina saxatilis

14:15Otte et al.
 A chemical key to biological invasion – A comparative analysis of antipredator defences induced by fish bile salts in the zooplankton species Daphnia lumholtzi
14:23 Pollmann et al. *
 Speciation and cytoplasmic incompatibility in Lariophagus distinguendus: a novel phenotype for Spiroplasma
14:31 Schröder et al. *
 Signatures of positive selection in the evolution of mutualistic insect endosymbionts
14:39Gharabigloozare et al. *
 The confused flour beetle, Tribolium confusum: A model for investigating Wolbachia - host interactions
14:47Hauber et al. *
 Built-in disinfection: Metapleural gland secretions and uses in a clonal ant
14:55Prang et al. *
 Sibling cooperation in a genus with interspecific variation in offspring dependence
15:03Elsner et al.
 Molecular underpinnings of division of labour among workers in a socially complex termite
15:11Majoe et al. *
 Leafcutter ant queens’ ovaries show fewer transcriptomic changes with age than the brains and fatbodies do
15:19Rinke et al. *
 The Evolutionary Significance of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Ants
14:15Linda Weiss 
 Sensing predation - mechanisms underlying predator perception in the freshwater crustacean Daphnia
14:27 Fink et al.
 Food quality mediates the interaction between top-down and bottom-up control of stream biofilms
14:33 Horstmann et al.
 Costs and benefits of inducible defences in Daphnia cucullata
14:39Sperfeld et al.
 Ecology of predator‑induced morphological defense traits in Daphnia longispina
14:45Wacker et al.
 Acclimation to low quality food: Intra- and interspecific differences in rotifers
14:51Baranov et al.
 Bergmann`s rule in insects: Body-size of non-biting midges shows latitudinal and phylogenetic variations
14:57Buellesbach et al.
 Crossing the line: Genomic architecture of cuticular hydrocarbon variation in the parasitoid jewel wasp Nasonia
15:03Kiefer et al. *
 A beetle’s Achilles heel: Glyphosate inhibits symbiotic bacteria in saw-toothed grain beetle
15:09Wolz et al. *
 Hidden friends or foes? A gregarine shifts insect responses to sublethal insecticide residues 
15:15Matzke et al. *
 Fitness consequences of pre- and post-mating selection in the field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus
15:21Voß et al. *
 Spatiotemporal Gradients of Transamazonian Forest Mite Assemblages and Diversities, Evaluated by Metabarcoding Technique
16:35Tretter et al.
 Chemical variation and differences in aggressive behavior between haplometrotic and pleometrotic populations of the ant Pogonomyrmex californicus
16:45 Drakula et al. *
 Cuticular hydrocarbon diversification correlates with aggression levels in the invasive ant Cardiocondyla obscurior
16:55 Gilles et al. *
 Partners smell alike: Preen oil chemical composition in pied flycatchers
17:05Eckel et al. *
 Bumblebees use scent marks to find their nest entrance in visually ambiguous situations
17:15Jung et al.
 The use of supervised learning models in studying agonistic behavior and communication in weakly electric fish
17:25Wittek et al. *
 Mirror Self-Recognition in Pigeons: Beyond the Pass-or-Fail Criterion
16:35Susanne Hoffmann
 Neural control of duet singing - An electrophysiological field study 
16:47 Stöckl et al.
 Visually-guided proboscis movements fine-tune probing on flower patterns in the hummingbird hawkmoth
16:53 Gebehart et al. *
 Temporal Differences of Load & Movement Signal Integration in the Sensorimotor Network of the Insect Leg
16:59Hydi et al. *
 Stimulus distillation: How the lateral-line system of fish and the infrared system of snakes use inhibitory feedback to generate a perceptible map out of heavily blurred input
17:05Steinhoff et al. *
 Analysis of the neural substrate for visual motion processing in cursorial and stationary hunting spiders
 Comparison of chemosensory pathways in Arachnida – insights from a neuroanatomical and behavioral approach
17:17Foster et al.
 The Visual Ecology of the Honeybee’s Polarization Compass
17:23Beer et al.
 Manipulation of the circadian clock gene Pigment Dispersing Factor in honey bees via CRISPR-Cas9
17:29Buescher et al. 
 Transcriptional control of central complex connectivity in Tribolium and Drosophila

Wednesday, 1st September

13:15 - 14:00

Thomas Bosch (Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany)

Nature´s oldest neurons interact with the microbiota


15:45 - 16:30

Tiffany M. Knight (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Leipzig, Germany)

Plant pollinator interactions across space and time

14:15Maximina Yun
 De novo thymus regeneration in a vertebrate, the axolotl
14:27 Gabriele Andreatta
 Molecular mechanisms orchestrating growth, sexual maturation, and reproductive timing in Platynereis
14:39 Steger et al.
 Single-cell transcriptome dynamics throughout the life cycle of Nematostella vectensis
14:45Tidswell et al.
 The neuroblast timer gene nubbin exhibits functional redundancy with gap genes to regulate segment identity in Tribolium
14:51Bucher et al.
 Temporal control on RNAi reveals that segmentation breakdown is reversible after knock down of even-skipped but not after Wnt-signaling in a beetle
14:57Farnworth et al.
 Of tracts, lineages, and evolution: A developmental atlas of the Tribolium brain
15:03Janeschik et al. *
 Duplication and divergence of the transcription factor Pax2/shaven in chelicerates and its role in sense organ development
15:09Lu et al. *
 Dissecting the mechanism underlying the evolution of head development in Drosophila
15:15Nikšić et al. *
 Natural variation in compound eye size in Drosophila melanogaster – A potential role of apoptosis in defining organ size
15:21Prpic-Schäper et al.
 Conserved and divergent aspects of clawless function in distal leg patterning in the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum
14:15Männer et al. *
 Adaptation in a changing world: disentangling genetic adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in a common garden experiment with the invasive New Zealand Mud Snail, Potamopyrgus antipodarum
14:23 Rühr et al. *
 Juvenile ecology drives adult head shape evolution in earwigs and stoneflies
14:31 Steidle et al.
 The emergence of ecotypes in a parasitoid wasp: A case of incipient sympatric speciation in Hymenoptera?
14:39Wolff et al.
 Building behaviour does not drive rates of phenotypic evolution in spiders
14:47Jandausch et al. *
 Evidence for female resistance traits in traumatically mating Strepsiptera (Insecta)
14:55Ramm et al.
 Seminal fluid-mediated manipulation of post-mating behaviour in a simultaneous hermaphrodite
15:03Riyahi et al.
 Differential gene expression in Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata brain and testes in response to experimentally manipulated sperm competition risk
 The evolution of inbreeding preference in cichlid fishes
15:19Neumann et al. *
 Counting days for lunar time-keeping and the evolutionary origins of circalunar clocks
16:35Wissink et al. *
 Appetitive olfactory learning suffers in ants when octopamine or dopamine receptors are blocked
16:45 Fleischmann et al.
 Magnetoreception during initial learning walks and re-learning walks in Cataglyphis ants
16:55 Delacoux et al. *
 The Impact of Stress and Personality on Learning
17:05Baier et al.
 Dialogue of the Deaf? Vocalization and navigation behavior in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired bats
17:15Papadopoulou et al. *
 Spatial learning in a swimming tunnel reveals the navigation strategies and the usage of visual and electric information in the weakly electric fish Apteronotus albifrons
17:25Hladik et al. *
 Home sweet home: Effect of size and scent on shelter selection in two scorpion species
16:35Tilic et al.
 Room for one more inside? Morphological adaptations of Veneriserva pygoclava Rossi 1984 (Dorvilleidae, Annelida) to a life inside another worm
16:41 Edel et al. *
 The influence of phylogenetic history on a highly functional trait, the orthopteran mandible
16:47 Linhart et al. *
 The diversity of aphid lions over time – a quantitative comparison
16:53Hein et al. *
 Comparative morphology of the venom delivery system of selected atractaspid, elapid and viperid snakes using micro-CT based 3D modulation
16:59Engelkes et al.
 Functional adaptations to locomotion in the humerus of frogs and toads
17:05Kiesmüller et al. *
 A case of frozen behaviour: A putative parasitoid flat wasp with a beetle larvae in its grasp in 100 million years old amber
17:11Thomas et al. *
 Influence of water films and surface energy of the substrate on the attachment performance of Phasmatodea with different adhesive surface microstructures (AMS)
17:17Büscher et al.
 Walking leaves – sticky eggs: comparative functional morphology and evolution of the adhesive system of leaf insect eggs (Phasmatodea: Phylliidae)
17:23Hörnig et al.
 Reconstructing aspects of reproduction of extinct insects based on fossils
17:29Richter et al. *
 A glimpse into Cretaceous ant cephalic anatomy – the head of †Gerontoformica from Burmese amber (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

Thursday, 2nd September

13:15 - 14:00

Barbara König (University of Zürich, Switzerland)

Cooperation in a variable social environment - the phenotype matters

14:15Jan Evers
 Critical phase plasticity: how neurons go strong for life
14:27 Jeschke et al. *
 Bumblebees dashing through an artificial forest - following routes in cluttered environments
14:33 Grob et al. *
 Acquisition of the Solar Ephemeris: Rotation of the Sky Triggers Neuronal Plasticity in Cataglyphis Ants
14:39Beetz et al.
 Flight-induced generation of a compass in the brain of monarch butterflies
14:45Gonsek et al. *
 Implications of local motion adaptation for navigation in dense environments
14:55Mallick et al. *
 Phylogenetic isolation of host tree reduces resource tracking by ectophagous herbivores and their parasitoids
15:01 Villagómez et al. *
 Resource intake of stingless bee colonies in a tropical ecosystem in Ecuador
15:07 Ortiz Movliav et al. *
 Eco-morphological diversification of parrots (Aves: Psittacidae: Arinae) along a tropical elevational gradient
15:13Ziegler et al.
 Worldwide diversity of egg, embryos, hatchlings, and juveniles of deep-sea dumbo octopuses (Cephalopoda: Cirrata)
14:15Stefan Fischer
 Small eyes, large data: visual systems of tiniest insects in 3D ultrastructural resolution
14:31 Matsumura et al.
 Breaking behaviour of the paramere used for traumatic insemination in the bedbug Cimex lectularius (Insecta: Hemiptera)
14:37 Drozd et al. *
 Innervation areas of mechanosensory hair sensillae on the scorpion pectines
14:43Stamm et al. *
 Visualization of insect exo- and endocuticle using X-ray microtomography
14:49Preuss et al. *
 Biomechanics of the intralamellar joint in the caudal lamellae of a damselfly larva (Insecta: Odonata)
14:55Hamann et al. *
 Morphology of the Gill Arch System in Five Ram Feeding Fish (Scombriformes, Clupeiformes)
15:01Koehnsen et al. *
 The interplay of morphology and hydrodynamics in the predatory strike of two dragonfly larvae
15:07Moritz et al. *
 Fluid feeding in millipedes - a complex example of convergent evolution in millipedes and insects
15:13Saltin et al.
 Structures and forces involved in Phasmid hatching
15:19Krings et al.
 Failure prevention mechanisms in taenioglossan radulae of African gastropods (Paludomidae) are related to the species ecological niche
16:35Sahm et al. *
 Family social condition affects the outcome of parent-offspring conflict
16:45 Angelakakis et al. *
 Fitness consequence of polyandry in the common house spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum
16:55 Lakes-Harlan et al.
 Light influences the stridulatory behaviour of the bushcricket Tettigonia viridissima (Tettigoniidae, Orthoptera)
17:05Ostner et al.
 Physiological responses to energetic challenges in wild macaques
17:15Gabel et al. *
 Behavioral physiology and division of foraging labor in six honeybee subspecies in a common apiary
17:25Römer et al.
 Rhythmicity of foraging activity in leaf-cutting ants: Influence of molecular and environmental factors
16:35Kerstin Bartscherer
 Tissue regeneration in the African spiny mouse
16:59 Bossen et al.
 Transcriptomic insights into the physiology of the terminal tracheal cells in Drosophila
17:05 Vaibhvi et al. *
 Effects of dietary protein content on immuno-metabolic resource allocation strategies in Drosophila melanogaster
17:11Tahan Zadeh et al. *
 Brown algae, Eisenai bicyclis, extract increases lifespan in Drosophila by interfering with S6K in the fat body
17:17Chang et al.
 A proton channel, Otop2L promotes intracellular pH homeostasis critical for skeletogenesis in the sea urchin larvae
17:23Matt et al. *
 Carbonic anhydrase activity underlying a novel carbon concentration mechanism in calcifying cells of the sea urchin larva
17:29Kaya-Zeeb et al. *
 Aminergic modulation of honeybee thermogenesis

15:45 - 16:30

Förderpreis der Horst-Wiehe Stiftung 

Preisträgerin: Fabrizia Ronco (Universität Basel) | Laudatio: Walter Salzburger

Diversity, disparity and the temporal dynamics of eco-morphological adaptation in the cichlid radiation of Lake Tanganyika



Preisträgerin: Linda Weiss (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) | Laudatio: Ralph Tollrian

Coping with environmental stressors: Molecular mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity

Friday, 3rd September

13:15 - 14:00

Ian Couzin (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

The Geometry of Decision-Making

15:45 - 16:30

Michael Dickinson (The California Insitute of Technology, USA)

Turning is hard, but flying straight is harder

14:15Rogé Ferreira et al. *
 Mimicry of honeybee sugar taste in Xenopus oocytes
14:21 Bergmann et al. *
 NO synthesis in immune-challenged locust hemocytes and potential signaling to the CNS
14:27Lehmann et al.
 Matched growth of metabolic demand and tracheal air supply in larvae of a large wood boring beetle: support for symmorphism rather than the fractal network theory
14:33Wellmeyer et al. *
 Functional characterization of ecdysteroid transporters from Tribolium castaneum
14:39Knobloch et al. *
 Na+/K+-ATPase and V-ATPase in Theodoxus fluviatilis under changing environmental salinity
14:45Ouillon et al. *
 The influence of oxygen regime on energy metabolism and biological activities of Mya arenaria
14:51Steffen et al. *
 Effects of salinity acclimation on mitochondrial resilience to hypoxia/reoxygenation stress in the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas
14:57Lainer et al. *
 In search of a superhirudin – construction of recombinant leech salivary proteins and their functions
15:03Böhmert et al. *
 Comparison of two assays to measure the activity of thrombin
15:09Steinmetz et al.
 Conserved molecular pathways underlie intercellular lipid transport during sea anemone vitellogenesis
15:15Vennmann et al. *
 The cyanotoxin cylindrospermopsin reduces cell proliferation rate and alters mitotic dynamics in cultures of immortalized human airway epithelial cells
14:15Jörn von Döhren
 Molecular Barcodes for Identification of Nemerteans - A Piece of Cake or just one Piece of the Puzzle?
14:33 Arnold et al.
 Historical DNA, new fossils and an updated molecular phylogeny: insights into rates of morphological evolution among sengis (Afrotheria, Macroscelidea)
14:39 Bank-Aubin et al. *
 On second sight: Revisiting the evolution of flight in stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea)
14:45Telford et al.
 Lack of support for Deuterostomia prompts reinterpretation of the first Bilateria
14:51Tischer et al. *
 Genomic approaches to characterize Wolbachia in arthropod communities of soil
14:57Übernickel et al.
 Burrowing animals: composition and characteristics along a climate and ecological gradient
15:03Schweitzer et al. *
 Discovery of a cryptic species among samples of one of the most common European vespid wasps — Polistes dominula
15:09Hein et al.
 The Caucasus Barcode of Life (CaBOL) - Project
15:15Avinipully Anilkumar et al. *
 Millipede microendemism: first insights into the pattern of diversity, composition, speciation and endemism among millipedes of the Indian Western Ghats

16:45 - 19:00

Awards and General Assembly