• Honeybees (partly marked) on the edge of a brood frame
Chair of Behavioral Physiology & Sociobiology

Geissler, Oliver

Dr. Oliver Geissler

Senior Lecturer
Zoology II / Roces lab
Universität Würzburg
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg
Building: B1 (Biozentrum)
Room: D114
Link: Roces lab
Portrait of Dr. Oliver Geissler

My research focuses on the communication in social insect colonies, its evolution and the role of ecological contraints on the development of communication systems. I am interested in the sensory modalities used by the animals as well as in specific communication strategies allowing for a fast information transfer between individuals. My research approaches these questions utilizing various model systems in particular leaf cutting and nectar feeding ant species.

Further duties:

  • teaching in bachelor- and master courses
  • background organization of teaching (WueCampus / sb@home / WueStudy)
  • committee of academic studies: biology
  • system administrator
  • network administration
  • saftey commissioner
  • … and other administrative tasks