Migrating insects

By flying with hawkmoths during migration, scientists reveal the insects employ sophisticated flight strategies similar to vertebrates.

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Den Rehen auf der Spur

Team unter Beteiligung Konstanzer IngenieurInnen und WissenschaftlerInnen entwickelt Apparatur zur stressfreien und vollautomatischen GPS-Besenderung von wildlebenden Rehen.

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How glyphosate affects brood care in bumblebees

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.

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Stress among wild life

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

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Copying others to dare

Learning from others can mitigate risk aversion, even if the others we learn from tend to avoid risky, but profitable decisions themselves. This is shown in mathematical modelling and large-scale online experiments by the social psychologists Dr Wataru Toyokawa and Professor Wolfgang Gaissmaier from the University of Konstanz.

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Research Award for Yuko Ulrich

Dr. Yuko Ulrich, a biologist from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, convinced the jury with her research on the interaction between social organization and disease resistance in social insects.

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