Bumblebee colonies exposed to glyphosate are significantly affected in times of resource scarcity. Dr Anja Weidenmüller, biologist at the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz, describes this finding in a study published in the journal Science.
How stress is transmitted from one animal to another is the study topic of behavioural ecologist and collective behaviour researcher Dr Hanja Brandl of the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour
The University of Konstanz is one of 199 partners from 28 countries and 3 EU agencies teaming up to improve chemical risk assessment in Europe – including a reduction and replacement of animal testing.
It has been an exciting first year since the Collaborative Research Centre "Fluctuations and Nonlinearities in Classical and Quantum Matter beyond Equilibrium" has been launched to explore one of the fundamental characteristics of the world around us – noise.