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Dr. Volker Nehring


Volker Nehring

Institute of Biology I

Group: Evolutionary Biology and Animal Ecology

Phone: +49 (0)761 203-2584



Focus of research

  • Chemical communication in ants
  • Ageing in social insects
  • Evolution of communication & sociality


  • 2012 Assistant Professor, Freiburg University
  • 2011 PhD, at the Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen

Selected publications

  • Leonhardt, S.D., Menzel, F., Nehring, V., Schmitt, T. (2016): Ecology and evolution of communication in social insects. Cell 164: 1277–1287. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2016.01.035
  • Larsen, J., Fouks, B., Bos, N., d’Ettorre, P., Nehring, V. (2014): Variation in nestmate recognition ability among polymorphic leaf-cutting ant workers. J. Insect Physiol. 70, 59–66. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2014.09.002
  • Nehring, V., Dani, F.R., Turillazzi, S.; Boomsma, J.J., d’Ettorre, P. (2015): Integration strategies of a leaf-cutting ant social parasite. Anim. Behav. 108: 55-65. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.07.009
  • Nehring, V., Boomsma, J.J. & d’Ettorre, P. (2012): Wingless virgin queens assume helper roles in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants. Curr. Biol. 22: R671-R673. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2012.06.038
  • Nehring, V., Evison, S.E.F., Santorelli, L.A., d’Ettorre, P. & Hughes, W.O.H. (2011): Kin-informative recognition cues in ants. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 278: 1942-1948. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2295


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