Ph.D., University of Munich
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Area of Interest and Research
My research focuses on experimental analysis of behavioral mechanisms and reconstruction of behavioral macro-evolution. The behavioral mechanisms studied include spatial orientation, visual perception, and learning. Specific topics for macro-evolutionary investigations include spatial orientation, grooming behavior, insect communicatin and pollen collecting in bees. This work emphasizes social insects, and includes a variety of arthropod and non-arthropod taxa.
Jander, R., and Jander, U. (1998) The light and magnetic compass of the weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ethology 104:743-758.
Alyan, S., and Jander, R. (1997) Exploration is sufficient but not necessary for navigation with landmarks in the house mouse (Mus musculus). Learning and Motivation 28:558:576
Jander, U. and Jander, R. 1993. Randomness in ontogeny. On antennal grooming in the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus. Ethology 94: 89-108.
Jander, U., and Jander, R. (1993) Numerical allometric growth of the ommatidia, antennal sensilla, and foretibial combs in the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus (Heteroptera, Lygaeidae). International Journal for Insect Morphology and Embryology 23:329-344.