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Thank you all for coming and see you next time in Germany!



Conference program

Saturday, April 22
9.00 Woyciechowski Michal; Welcome
9.30; Plenary talk Marko Balint; Social cohesion at challenge: individual and social adaptations to parasitic fungi in ants
10.30 Coffee
11.00; Leader of the session: Tartally Andras §  Csata Eniko; The interference of an ectoparasitic fungus with kin-non-kin discrimination abilities in ants

§  Juhasz Orsolya; Health insurance in ants: hygienic behaviours under different infection threats

§  Siedlecki Igor; Fungal diversity of the red wood ants (Formica polyctena, F. rufa, F. pratensis)

§  Elo Riikka; Nest mound alive – creepy moss mite crawlers on red wood ant nest mounds

§  Perez-Lachaud Gabriela; Macrodinychus mites attacking ants of the Ectatomma ruidum species complex in Colombia: halfway between parasite and parasitoid life-styles

§  Lachaud Jean-Paul; Parasitic organisms associated with the ponerine ant Neoponera villosa nesting in tank bromeliads in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

12.30 Lunch
14.00; Plenary talk Heinze Jurgen; The queens, the workers, and the grim reaper: Aging and reproduction in social insects
15.00; Leader of the session: Bernadou Abel §  Cerda Xim; Out of Africa: Dispersal and vicariance drove the speciation of desert ants across the Gibraltar Straits

§  Glaser Florian; 20 years of field research on ants between the Tyrolean mountains and Lake Constance

§  Hefetz Abraham; Social polymorphism or cryptic speciation in the desert ant Cataglyphis

§  Kiran Kadri; Additions to the ant fauna of Turkey (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

§  Wagner Herbert; Evolution of morphological crypsis in the Tetramorium caespitum/impurum complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

§  Yahya Bakhtiar; Taxonomy and bionomics of Myrmicaria Saunders (1842) ants of the Oriental and Indo-Australian regions

16.30 Coffee
17.00; Leader of the session: Hefetz Abraham §  Godzinska Ewa; Behavioural and neurochemical correlates of behavioural reversion in workers of the red wood ant Formica polyctena

§  Liutkeviciute Zita; Oxytocin/vasopressin signalling in ants

§  Gil-Mansilla Esther; Localization of neuropeptides in ant brains combining MALDI imaging and µCT

§  Maak Istvan; Behaviour modifying effects of the corpses of major rivals in Formica cinerea

§  Somogyi Anna; Sightseeing in ants: how colony size and density affects the explorative behaviour of workers

§  Witek Magdalena; The effect of habitat quality on ant colony personality

18.30 Poster session
Sunday, April 23
9.30; Plenary talk Hollis Karen; Ants vs. Antlions: A Predator-Prey Insect Model for Exploring Coevolutionary Relationships
10.30 Coffee
11.00; Leader of the session: Lachaud Jean-Paul §  Nowbahari Elise; Rescue of newborns in Cataglyphis cursor ants

§  Hornostaj Stefan; Behavioural asymmetry of right/left head use during rescue behaviour shown by the members of the mixed colony of the slave-making ant Formica sanguinea and its host Formica cunicularia

§  Mazurkiewicz Pawel; Trapped, but not helpless? How workers of Formica cinerea and Formica fusca rescue their trapped nestmates

§  Krapf Patrick; Peace not war: An Alpine ant species’ pronounced peaceful behaviour towards non-nestmates

§  Miko Agnes; Ants inhabiting oak cynipid galls in Hungary

§  Czarnoleski Marcin; Reduced damage and epiphyll cover of leaves: the effects of symbiosis of Korthalsia rattans with Camponotus ants in the rain forest of Malaysian Borneo

12.30 Lunch
14.00; Plenary talk Helantera Heikki; The evolutionary dilemma of ant supercolonies
15.00; Leader of the session: Godzinska Ewa §  Berberich Gabriele; A multidisciplinary approach to understanding interactions between red wood ants (Formica rufa – group) and geotectonic processes

§  Klimetzek Dietrich; Red wood ants (RWA, Formica rufa – group) and tectonics in the East Carpathians (Romania)

§  Sorvari Jouni; Red wood ant mounds as ecosystems: model ecosystem for environmental studies

§  Perez-Sanchez Antonio; Ant assemblage responses to long-term mowing management on permanent grasslands of central Germany

§  Trigos Peral Gema; Influence of management on the myrmecofauna of urban green areas of Warsaw

§  Slipinski Piotr; Temperature as a risk factor for ants from a temperate climate

16.30 Coffee
17.00; Leader of the session: Cerda Xim §  Giehr Julia; Direct fitness for workers in a Temnothorax ant

§  Bernadou Abel; Early experience and division of labor in a clonal ant

§  Reznikova Zhanna; Ants as reliable agents of information transmission

§  Skaldina Oksana; Methods and approaches to study ants’ colouration: why it is necessary and how it is possible?

18.00 Goodbye and conference dinner


Preliminary Hotel Reservations


We are pleased to inform you that a preliminary accommodation booking has been made in the hotels listed below. In order to make the hotel reservation, please contact the hotel directly (until the indicated deadline). While asking for a room availability, please give the conference code: CEWM.


single room, 507 pln per night

reservation deadline: 30/03/2017

address and contact: Kosciuszki 5, 30-105 Krakow

phone: +48 12 299 29 00


double room for single use, 370 pln per night

double room, 400 pln per night

twin deluxe room, 434 pln per night

reservation deadline: 19/03/2017

address and contact: Pilsudskiego 23, 31-110 Krakow

phone: +48 12 354 30 00


single room, 387 pln per night

double room, 441 pln per night

reservation deadline: 05/04/2017

address and contact: Pilsudskiego 24, 31-109 Krakow

phone: +48 12 430 90 00


single room, 568.80 pln per night

reservation deadline: first come, first served

address and contact: Monte Cassino 2, 30-337 Krakow

phone: +48 12 375 55 72


single room, 150 pln per night

double room, 220 pln per night

reservation deadline: 31/03/2017

address and contact: Ruczaj 44, 30-409 Krakow

phone: +48 12 269 10 00


single room, 360pln per night

double room, 400 pln per night

reservation deadline: 20/03/2017

address and contact: sw. Gertrudy 12, 31-048 Krakow

phone: +48 785 061 034

For other options please use and/or check the room availability in the University Hotels (no preliminary reservations were made).



The Institute of Environmental Sciences of the Jagiellonian University is delighted to invite you to join the 7th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology to be held 21-24.04.2017 in Krakow, Poland. The aim of this meeting is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, methods, and results in all aspects of myrmecology.

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