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October 2022

Our Group at the 3rd African Bioacoustics Conference, Skukuza, South Africa, Kruger National Park. Our Group at the 3rd African Bioacoustics Conference, Skukuza, South Africa, Kruger National Park. Image: Steven Abendroth

3rd African Bioacoustics Community Conference

Dr. Stefan Schöneich, Marcelo Christian, Roxana Taszus, and Steven Abendroth attended the 3rd African Bioacoustics Community Conference, in Skukuza, South Africa, Kruger National Park. Marcello presenting a poster titled “Does size matter? – A study on correlations between calling song and body size parameters within and across cricket populations”. Roxana Taszus presented a poster titled "The Shape of Water - adaptations of cochlear morphology in seals and otters to a semi-aquatic life". And Stefan Schöneich gave a talk about "Neural basis of the evolution of a novel communication system in a group of eneopterine crickets". It was a beautiful place for the 3rd African Bioacoustics Community Conference with a lot of interesting talks, posters and many sympathic participants. 

August 2022

Natural history museum in Paris Natural history museum in Paris Image: Christian, Marcelo

Visit at the natural history museum in Paris

Dr. Stefan Schöneich and Marcelo Christian had the chance to visit Dr. Tony Robillard´s lab and the gallery of evolution in Paris. We had a great time, many thanks to Tony and his colleagues for their hospitality.

Christian, Marcelo in front of his Poster Christian, Marcelo in front of his Poster Image: Christian, Marcelo

Finally, first in-person conference after 3 years

After being postponed by 2 years, the 14th International Congress of Neuroethology (ICN) took place at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Stefan Schöneich and Marcelo Christian attended the ICN 2022, presenting a poster titled “Does size matter? – A study on correlations between calling song and body size parameters within and across cricket populations”. It was an inspiring and joyful event, and one could sense the need for socializing in the scientific community after all this time.

July 2022

Participants of the Mechanics of Hearing in Danmark Participants of the Mechanics of Hearing in Danmark Image: Dr. Manuela Nowotny

Mechanics of Hearing Conference in Denmark

It was great to be of the Mechanics of Hearing Conference in Denmark. Home - Mechanics of Hearing Workshop 2020 (dtu.dk)

Defense of Anna Vavakou

It was great to be at the defense of Anna Vavakou dissertation in Rotterdam. She made it with the highest degree of her university. Fantastic collaboration and an amazing work.

Doctoral defense of Anna Vavakou Doctoral defense of Anna Vavakou Image: Dr. Manuela Nowotny
Dr. Toni Woehrl sitting in front of the Hanfried statue. Dr. Toni Woehrl sitting in front of the Hanfried statue. Image: Roxana Taszus

Dr. Toni Woehrl graduated with his doctoral thesis on the 19th of July.

Toni Wöhrl defended his dissertation on Tuesday the 19th of July with amazing success. 

Dr. Toni Woehrl throws a wreath over the Hanfried statue Dr. Toni Woehrl throws a wreath over the Hanfried statue Image: Steven Abendroth

His work on insect locomotion, specifically the geometry of ant gaits, brought new insights into kinemtaics to the table. The newly developed high-speed camera technology allowed for observations in 3D, where previous studies were limited to 2D analyses.

Image: Toni Woehrl
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Image: Dr. Florian Bähr
Image: Sang Cai
Image: Sang Cai

June 2022

Back to the field work with students in 2022. Back to the field work with students in 2022. Image: Prof. Dr. Manuela Nowotny

Back to field work.

 

May 2022

Paul Wilknitz, Michelle Kraft, Theresa Erber, Charlotte Mudter Paul Wilknitz, Michelle Kraft, Theresa Erber, Charlotte Mudter Image: Steven Abendroth

New Bachelorstudents

"We welcome four new bachelor students in our lab, Paul Wilknitz, Michelle Kraft, Theresa Erber, Charlotte Mudter . We are happy that these students support us in our research on insect communication."

March 2022

New Job Offer!

In collaboration with the MPI for Chemical Ecology, we offer a PhD position:

https://www.ice.mpg.de/319512/Project-21

Tweet by Tony Robillard Tweet by Tony Robillard Image: Dr. Stefan Schöneich

Eneopterology Workshop

Together with Tony Robillard and Hannah ter Hofstede we organized our first International Worshop on Eneopterology. Two fantastic days with passionate exchange of ideas inspiring new reseach projects. Already looking forward to our next eneopterology meeting in autumn - hopefully then at least partly in-person in a hybrid format.

December 2021

Marcelo Christian Marcelo Christian Image: Lili Cadavid

Welcome

Marcelo Christian

We welcome Marcelo Christian as a new member of our group. As a doctoral student he will work together with Dr. Schöneich on the DFG- sponsored research project: "Intraspecific communication for mate finding in insects: Neural modifications underlying its evolution in eneopterine crickets and its susceptibility to neonicotinoid insecticides"

September 2021

Valeria Fattoruso Valeria Fattoruso Image: Valeria Fattoruso

2nd september, 2021

Today we welcomed a new guest student from Italy - Valeria Fattoruso. She is doing her PhD in the lab of Sebastian Oberst (Sydney) and will staying with us for three months to learn different biomechanical techniques. 

July 2021

Dr. Schöneich secured funding from the DFG to investigate the evolution, neuroethology and neuropharmacology of cricket communication. 

May 2021

Anna Wegner join the lab for her Bachelor thesis about cricket song production.

Patrik Hille join the lab for his final thesis. He will develop a protocol for the use of backyard brains devises in teaching.