We are a team of researchers who use an integrative approach to study ecological networks. Our research involves diverse types of networks, including those related to environmental gradients, as well as interactions between plants and pollinators or predators and prey. Our approach spans from the taxonomy and biodiversity recognition to understading the functional and behavioural responses of organisms to their environment. In our studies, we utilize invertebrates as model organisms, adressing a wide range of issues through laboratory experiments and field observations. Our research frequently incorporates physiological and molecular techniques to improve our understanding of these intricate networks.
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Our current projects involve the study of addictive and self-medicative behaviour in the honeybee, patterns of tardigrade diversity and distribution as well as the structure and dynamics of their metacommunities, altruistic and cooperative behaviour in ants, and cognitive behaviour in trap-building insects such as antlions and wormlions.