Visit to the Institute of Zoology, Department of Animal Ecology, MLU

A half-day visit to the Institute of Zoology AG Animal Ecology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg gave the students a deep insight into the current research projects of the doctoral students and professors at MLU. At the beginning, Prof. Dr. Claudia Fricke gave a brief overview of insects in general and the work of the research group. The students then rotated in small groups between the current research projects. Dr. Sabine Nöbel impressively showed and explained the experimental setups she uses to research the mating behavior of Drosophila melanogaster, Prof. Dr. Robert Paxton spoke about various MLU projects with wild bees and Dr. Simon Tragust explained various behaviors of ants and how they can be easily but cleverly kept and studied in small boxes. At a final station, grasshoppers in various stages of growth could be observed and touched.

thanks to:

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Prof. Dr. Claudia Fricke
Dr. Sabine Nöbel
Prof. Dr. Robert Paxton
Dr. Simon Tragus

and to Falko Matthes (BioLab BURG)
part of:

The Insect Project
– Resilience Part I
text by:Lena Muri