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1. Species delimitation in African army ants: differences between nuclear and mitochondrial genes. Cooperation with D.J.C. Kronauer (Harvard University), C. Schöning (Institute for Bee Research, Hohen Neuendorf), and J.J. Boomsma (University of Copenhagen).
2. Consequences of forest loss in western Kenya over the last century for the army ant Dorylus wilverthi. Cooperation with G. Schaab & Tobias Lung, FH Karlsruhe.
3. Evolution of long-distance calls in the Felidae: effects of habitat, body weight and phylogeny. Cooperation with G. Peters, ZFMK.
4. Effects of habitat fragmentation and logging on ant communities in western Kenya. Part of the PhD project of Francisco Hita Garcia.
5. Does habitat degradation affect the trophic structure of rainforest ant communities? Part of the PhD project of Georg Fischer.
6. Diversity of staphlinid beetles in primary and secondary rainforests in western Kenya - a comparison of molecular and morphological analyses. Diploma student Birthe Thormann.
7. Influence of habitat degradation on hypogaeic ants. Diploma student Florian Herrchen.
8. Morphological, genetic, and ecological variation in Pheidole ant species of a Congo-Guinean rainforest in western Kenya. Diploma student Susanne Maurer.