20 December 2023

Congratulations to Matt Prebus and our international team of collaborators! Having been able to conduct field research in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains (see Matt's photo of Manica Meadow to the right) was already a treat, but re-discovering Manica parasitica was the icing on our cake! If you like to read the full story about this putative social parasite, please find a link to the paper in Biology Letters here:




08 June 2023

Daniela Mera-Rodríguez publishes her paper "Biogeography and evolution of social parasitism in Australian Myrmecia bulldog ants revealed by phylogenomics" in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution !


Daniela's interview with Myrmecological Newshttps://blog.myrmecologicalnews.org/2023/08/24/biogeography-and-evolution-of-social-parasitism-in-bulldog-ants/ 

Link to the paper : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790323001252?via%3Dihub 

KomBioTa News : https://kombiota.uni-hohenheim.de/en/news-detail?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=60602&cHash=84aa970042ebfa2f8f2d9b0369727fa4 

04 April 2023

Kyle Gray wins the inaugural 2023 Mary Jane West -Eberhard Best Paper Award from the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) with his article "Global biogeography of ant social parasites: Exploring patterns and mechanisms of an inverse latitudinal diversity gradient" ( https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14528 ). 


Journal of Biogeography feature :    https://journalofbiogeographynews.org/2023/02/13/ecr-feature-kyle-william-gray/  

IUSSI :  https://iussi.cyberbee.net/2023/04/2023-mary-jane-west-ebarhard-award/ 

KomBioTa News : https://kombiota.uni-hohenheim.de/en/news-detail?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=59476&cHash=12f8eb211836b6dac29b1183439e5f3d