Nicole Höcherl

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1. Network analyses provide insights into the diversity and complexity of ecological interactions and have motivated conclusions about community stability and co-evolution. However, biological traits and mechanisms such as chemical signals regulating the interactions between individual species--the microstructure of a network--are poorly understood. 2. We(More)
Wasps of the genus Polistes build combs without any cover and hence are insufficiently protected against temperature fluctuations. Due to this fact, different types of thermoregulation of Polistes dominula nests were investigated using the modern method of thermography. The study of active mechanisms for nest thermoregulation revealed no brood incubation or(More)
In modern managed agro-ecosystems, the supply of adequate food from blooming crops is limited to brief periods. During periods of pollen deficiencies, bees are forced to forage on alternative crops, such as maize. However, pollen of maize is believed to be a minor food source for bees as it is thought to be lacking in proteins and essential amino acids.(More)
Paper wasps, like Polistes dominula, are considered as primitively eusocial. Hence, they are often used as model species for studies about the evolution of eusociality and dominance hierarchies. However, our knowledge about basic physiological processes in these wasps remains limited. In particular, the thermoregulation of individual wasps in their natural(More)
s / Association of Institutes for Bee Research Seminar 677 Das „Thelytokie-auslösende Prinzip“: Eine Splicing-Regulation, die möglicherweise egoistisches Verhalten bei der Honigbiene Apis mellifera auslöst. 14. Population genetic analysis of sex alleles in a finite honeybee population. M.G. Lattorff , M. Medrano, M.J. Duchateau, R.F.A. Moritz(More)
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