Assistant Professor
Portrait Dr. Volker NehringDepartment for Ecology and Evolution
Institute of Biology I (Zoology)
Room 1039
Hauptstraße 1
D-79104 Freiburg

Phone: +49 761 203 2584
Fax: +49 761 203 2544
Email: volker . nehring
Twitter: @volkernehring


Researcher ID H-1908-2012
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I am an Evolutionary Biologist studying host-parasite co-evolution, social evolution, and chemical communication in arthropods. So far, my main study systems have been burying beetles with their phoretic mites, Carpenter ants, and leaf-cutting ants and their social parasites. I am interested in everything, though:).


  • 2020 Habilitation, University of Freiburg
  • 2011 PhD at the Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen
  • 2007 Diploma in Biology, University of Freiburg
  • 2003 Bachelor in Biology, University of Münster