Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Dr. Priscila Hanisch

Dr. Priscila Hanisch

Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Campus Nord, University of Würzburg
Emil-Fischer-Straße 32
97074 Würzburg

Postdoc, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany

Postdoc, Newton Fund Latin America Biodiversity, Facultad de Agronomía, Buenos Aires University. Argentina.

Postdoc, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

PhD-Graduate, Department of Animal Behavior and Diversity, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Lic. in Biological Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Hanisch PE, ER Hanisch, V Blanco, PL Tubaro, & AV Suarez (2023). Spatial fidelity and uniform exploration found in the foraging behavior of a giant predatory ant. Animal Behaviour. (link)

KI Drager, MD Rivera, JC Gibson, SA Ruzi, PE Hanisch, R Achury & AV Suarez (2023). Testing the predictive value of functional traits in diverse ant communities. Ecology and Evolution. (link)


B Bukowski, S Ratnasingham, PE Hanisch, PDN Hebert, K Perez, J deWaard, PL Tubaro & DA Lijtmaer (2022). Flying insects in the southern Atlantic Forest: striking diversity and patterns of seasonal abundance variation. PLOS ONE  (link)

Hanisch PE, J Sosa-Calvo, & T Shultz (2022). The last piece of the puzzle? Phylogenetic position and natural history of the monotypic fungus-farming ant genus Paramycetophylax (Formicidae: Attini). Insect Systematics and Diversity. (link)


RR Silva, F Martello, R Feitosa, O Silva, L Prado, CF Brandão, E Zoppas de Albuquerque, M Morini, J Delabie, ECS Monteiro, PE Hanisch et al. (2021) ATLANTIC ANTS: a dataset of ants in Atlantic Forests of South America. Ecology (link)


Hanisch PE, K Drager, WH Yang, PL Tubaro & AV Suarez. (2020) Intra- and interspecific variation in trophic ecology of ‘predatory’ ants in the subfamily Ponerinae. Ecological Entomology (link)


PE Hanisch, AV Suarez, PL Tubaro & CI Paris (2018). Co-occurrence patterns in a subtropical ant community revealed by complementary sampling methodologies. Environmental Entomology. (link)


PE Hanisch, PD Lavinia, AV Suarez, DA Lijtmaer, M Leponce, CI Paris & PL Tubaro (2017). Mind the gap! Integrating taxonomic approaches to assess ant diversity at the southern extreme of the Atlantic Forest. Ecology and Evolution. (link)


C Telfer, MR Young, J Quinn, K Perez, CN Sobel, JE Sones, V Levesque-Beaudin, PE Hanisch et al. (2015). Biodiversity inventories in high gear: DNA barcoding facilitates a rapid biotic survey of a temperate nature reserve. Biodiversity Data Journal. (link)


Hanisch PE, L Calcaterra, M Leponce, R Achury, AV Suarez, R Silva, CI Paris (2015). Check list of ground-dwelling ant diversity (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Iguazu National Park with a comparison at regional scale. Sociobiology. (link)

CV Tillberg, B Edmonds, A Freauff, PE Hanisch, CI Paris, CR Smith, ND Tsutsui, BD Wills, SE Wittman & AV Suarez (2014). Foraging Ecology of the tropical giant ant Dinoponera australis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) –Evaluating mechanisms for high abundance. Biotropica. (link)