Patrick Krapf, PhD
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The Tetramorium caespitum ant complex is distributed throughout the Western Palearctic region and consists of two long known and several recently described cryptic species. One of these recently described species is Tetramorium alpestre, which can mainly be found in mountain-mat habitats between 1300 and 2300 meters above sea level. Until now, only sparse information has been available on T. alpestre. During my PhD-thesis, I gained insight into its social organisation, its behaviour and what influences the behaviour, and its ecological niche. Currently, I am involved in a new project that aims at elucidating the genetic structure of T. alpestre by sequencing its transcriptome and genome.
Biogeography and faunistics
Genome and transcriptome biology
Population genetics and genomics
I am also interested in
Ecological niche modelling