PhD Student, Topic: Ant Ecology in Ecuador
Supervisors: N. Blüthgen & K. Mody
Study of Biology at the Julius Maximilians University Würzburg: Tropical Ecology, Behavior, Chemical Ecology, Insect Taxonomy
Bachelor Thesis: “ Optimal Route selection and learning in the Matebele Ant Megaponera analis” Supervisor: Prof. K.E. Linsenmair
Master Thesis: "Diet specialization of Neotropical army ants" Supervisors: B. Fiala & C. von Beeren
I work with ants, and I'm interested in all topics surrounding them, including their ecology, taxonomy, chemistry, genetics and behavior.
I'm especially fond of tropical ant species, with which I worked in West Africa, South-East Asia, and in Central- and South America. But I'm also familiar with European ant species.
My current main research focusses on ant ecology in Ecuador (Province Esmeraldas). Here, I work mainly with predation networks of army ants.
Interested in Ants?
Just contact me! I always like to talk about ants, exchange research ideas or maybe just chat about ant keeping.
philipp.hoenle92 (at) gmail.com
B1|01, Room 260
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Phone +49 6151 16 – 75415
Research funded by
(3) Hoenle, P.O., Blüthgen, N., Brückner, A., Kronauer, D.J.C., Fiala, B., Donoso, D.A., Smith, A., Ospina Jara, B., von Beeren, C. (in review) Species-level predation network uncovers high prey specificity in a Neotropical army ant community. Molecular Ecology
(2) Brückner, A., Hoenle, P.O., von Beeren, C. (2018) Mandibular gland chemistry of Eciton army ants: a chemo- evolutionary perspective. PeerJ 6:e5319; doi: 10.7717/peerj.5319.
(1) Frank, E.T.F., Hoenle, P.O., Linsemair, K.E. (2018) Time-optimized path choice in the termite hunting ant Megaponera analis. Journal of Experimental Biology 221: jeb174854 doi: 10.1242/jeb.174854