• Honeybee <i>Apis mellifera</i> workers on partly capped brood frame
  • Double labeled (red/green) retrogarde fluorescent fills of synaptic boutons
  • Workers of the leaf-cutting ant <i>Atta sexdens</i> carrying leaf fragments. Tiny worker ants of the same species are sitting on top of those fragments
Chair of Behavioral Physiology & Sociobiology
Picture of theWrought-iron gate of the former Institute of Zoology (1889-1992) displaying several entwined animal species

Wrought-iron gate of the former Institute of Zoology (1889-1992).
Manufactured: W. Schnellenberger
Draft: I. Autrum und R. Schneider
Photo: H. Heilmann

What is the basis of behavior?

As a center for insect behavioral sciences, we pursue an integrative research approach to understand the principles of behavior. The interplay of internal and environmental factors is investigated from the molecular, sensory and neuronal mechanisms to the function of ecological and social interactions up to their evolutionary foundations.


Campus - Das Magazin

Dr. Keram Pfeiffer, neuer Professor am Biozentrum (Foto: Marco Bosch)

Die Karte im Kopf

Dank einer Antenne auf dem Rücken kann die Flugbahn nachtaktiver Falter mit hochsensiblem Radar verfolgt werden. (Foto Jacqueline Degen)

Lichtverschmutzung verwirrt Nachtfalter

Ein Monarchfalter saugt Nektar aus einer Blüte. (Foto: Vera Kratochvil)

Wie Monarchfalter nach Mexiko finden

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