2007-2010 Disease recognition and collective defence in insect societies
2010-2013 Natural and experimental coevolution between the invasive garden ant and its parasites
Main publications arising from this work were:
Ugelvig et al 2010 Proc B
Tragust etal 2013 Curr Biol
Tragust et al 2013 BMCEvolBiol
Westhus et al 2014 BEAS
These projects have received funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) as an individual project (CR118/2; 2007-2010) and as part of the Priority Programme (SPP 1399) Host-parasite coevolution (CR118/3; 2010-2013).