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Chair of Behavioral Physiology & Sociobiology

Degen, Jacqueline

Dr. Jacqueline Degen

PostDoc
Zoology II
Universität Würzburg
Biozentrum
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg
Deutschland
Building: 32 (Campus Nord)
Room: 309
Portrait of Dr. Jacqueline Degen

My research focuses on the analysis of flight behaviour of moths under natural conditions and in presence of artificial light sources. I am particularly interested in the impact of the moon as a natural celestial cue on orientation performance and to what extend light pollution interferes. My main goal is to understand the mechanisms underlying their susceptibility to artificial light at night (ALAN) using field and laboratory experiments.

Current research project:
As part of a doctoral fellowship (DBU), Mona Storms investigates the attraction of spectral properties of artificial light sources using field and laboratory experiments.

  • Storms, M., Jakhar, A., Mitesser, O., Jechow, A., Hölker, F., Degen, T., Hovestadt, T., and Degen, J. (2022) The rising moon promotes mate finding in moths, Communications Biology 5, 393.
  • Walter, T., Degen, J., Pfeiffer, K., Stöckl, A., Montenegro, S., and Degen, T. (2021) A new innovative real-time tracking method for flying insects applicable under natural conditions, BMC Zoology 6.
  • Degen, J., Hovestadt, T., Storms, M., and Menzel, R. (2018) Exploratory behavior of re-orienting foragers differs from other flight patterns of honeybees, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 13, 1–14.
  • Degen, J., Kirbach, A., Reiter, L., Lehmann, K., Norton, P., Storms, M., Koblofsky, M., Winter, S., Georgieva, P., Nguyen, H., Chamkhi, H., Meyer, H., Singh, P., Manz, G., Greggers, U., and Menzel, R. (2016) Honeybees Learn Landscape Features during Exploratory Orientation Flights, Current Biology 26, 2800–2804.
  • Degen, J., Kirbach, A., Reiter, L., Lehmann, K., Norton, P., Storms, M., Koblofsky, M., Winter, S., Georgieva, P. B., Nguyen, H., Chamkhi, H., Greggers, U., and Menzel, R. (2015) Exploratory behaviour of honeybees during orientation flights, Animal Behaviour 102, 45–57.

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