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Lehrstuhl für Tierökologie und Tropenbiologie

Antonia Mayr

Postdoctoral researcher

Telephone: +49 (0)931 31-80868
e-Mail: antonia.mayr@uni-wuerzburg.de
ORCID: 0000-0001-6581-7490
ResearchGate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Antonia_Mayr/


Room C045

University of Würzburg
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocenter - Am Hubland

97074 Würzburg, Germany

  • Tropical biology, especially tropical mountain biology

  • Correlations between ecosystem services and species, functional and phylogenetic diversity

  • Trophic interactions between plants, pollinators, predators and parasitoid wasps under global change

  • Wild bee and ant ecology

  • Conservation biology

Kilimanjaro Project SP7: Effects of climate und land use change on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of pollinators and decomposers

Alice Claßen, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter

  • Since 2019: Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany.
  • Work limitations due to tropical diseases 2014-2017.
  • 2013-2019: PhD thesis in Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany. Topic: "Following Bees and Wasps up Mt. Kilimanjaro: From Diversity and Traits to hidden Interactions of Species". Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, AR PD Dr. Marcell Peters
  • 2012/2013: Research assistant at the University of Würzburg
  • 2011-2012: Diploma Thesis in Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany, with field research at Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Topic: "Influence of habitat destruction and land use intensification of coffee plantations on ant communities on Mt. Kilimanjaro". Supervisors: AR PD Dr. Marcell Peters, AR Dr. Brigitte Fiala
  • 2010: Field research on ants in tropical mountain ecosystems, Estación Cienticia San Francisco-ECSF, Ecuador.
  • 2009: Term abroad in marine biology, University of Catania, Italy.
  • 2006-12: Studies in Biology (tropical biology and animal ecology, plant ecology, genetics, biotechnology), University of Würzburg, Germany.

Media

journalofbiogeographynews.org/2020/05/01/ecr-feature-cavity-nesting-pollinators-and-their-antagonists-with-antonia-mayr/ "Cavity-nesting pollinators and their antagonists with Antonia Mayr" on Mayr et al. (2020) Journal of Biogeography

Peer-reviewed papers

Mayr AV, Peters MK, Eardley CD, Renner ME, Röder J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020). Climate and food resources shape species richness and trophic interactions of cavity-nesting Hymenoptera. Journal of Biogeography 47:854-865.

Peters MK, Hemp A, Appelhans T, Becker JN, Behler C, Classen A, Detsch F, Ensslin A, Ferger SW, Frederiksen SB, Gebert F, Gerschlauer F, Gütlein A, Helbig-Bonitz M, Hemp C, Kindeketa WJ, Kühnel A, Mayr AV, Mwangomo E, Ngereza C, Njovu HK, Otte, Pabst H, Renner M, Röder J, Rutten G, Schellenberger Costa D, Sierra-Cornejo N, Vollstädt MGR, Dulle HI, Eardley CD, Howell KM, Keller A, Peters RS, Ssymank A, Kakengi V, Zhang J, Bogner C, Böhning-Gaese K, Brandl R, Hertel D, Huwe B, Kiese R, Kleyer M, Kuzyakov Y, Nauss T, Schleuning M, Tschapka M, Fischer M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019). Climate-land use interactions shape tropical mountain biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Nature 568:88-92.

Albrecht J, Classen A, Vollstädt MGR, Mayr A, Mollel NP, Schellenberger Costa D, Dulle HI, Fischer M, Hemp A, Howell KM, Kleyer M, Nauss T, Peters MK, Tschapka M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Böhning-Gaese K, Schleuning M (2018) Plant and animal functional diversity drive mutualistic network assembly across an elevational gradient. Nature Communications 9: 3177.
Peters MK, Mayr A, Röder J, Sanders NJ (2014). Variation in nutrient use in ant assemblages along an extensive elevational gradient on Mt Kilimanjaro. Journal of Biogeography 41:2245–2255.

Presentations

03/2019: Mayr A, Peters M, Steffan-Dewenter I: "Climate and food resources shape species richness and trophic interactions of cavity-nesting Hymenoptera on Mt. Kilimanjaro". Talk, Macroecology, Würzburg, Germany

03/2018: Mayr A, Peters M, Keller, A., Schmitt, T., Steffan-Dewenter I: "Macro-ecological determinants of halictine bee-microbiomes". Talk, Annual Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (GTÖ-Conference), Paris, France

12/2017: Mayr A, Peters M, Steffan-Dewenter I: "Diversity and interactions in host-antagonist systems along climate and resource gradients at Mount Kilimanjaro". Talk, Ecology Across Borders (EAB conference), Gent, Belgium

06/2016: Mayr A, Peters M, Steffan-Dewenter I: "Bees, wasps and their antagonists along an elevational gradient at Mount Kilimanjaro: effects of climate and land use". Poster, Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC conference), Montpellier, France

09/2013: Mayr A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Peters M: "The influence of altered temperature and the intensification of coffee cultivation on the functionality on ant communities". Talk, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany (GFÖ conference), Potsdam, Germany

04/2013: Mayr A, Peters M, Steffan-Dewenter I: "The influence of altered temperature and the intensification of coffee cultivation on the functionality of ant communities". Talk, Annual Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (GTÖ-Conference), Vienna, Austria

09/2012: Mayr A, Peters M, Steffan-Dewenter I: "Influence of habitat destruction and land use intensification of coffee plantations on ant communities on Mt. Kilimanjaro". Poster, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany (GFÖ-Conference), Lüneburg, Germany