Prof. Dr. Thomas Hovestadt
The “Evolutionary Ecology” group has moved and is now located at Hubland/Campus Nord, Gebäude 32, Emil-Fischer-Str. 32, 97074 Würzburg.
phone: +49 931 31 83083 - email: email@example.com
- Evolution of Movement and Dispersal Strategies
- Spatially explicit models for population & community dynamics
- Evolution of Life-History in Social Parasites
- Information, dispersal and movement
- Evolution of dispersal strategies
- Dispersal and population and community ecology
- Evolution of life histories in parasitic Maculinea and Microdon
- 2009-2012: Senior scientist at the Museúm National d'Histoire Naturelle, CNRS UMR 7179, Brunoy, France
- Since 2006 Senior Lecturer at Dept. of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
- 2006 Habilitation “The evolution and ecology of dispersal”
- 1998-2006 PostDoc at Field Station, Univ. Würzburg
- 1997 PhD “Role of seed dispersal for the plant communities in the Comoé NP, Ivory Coast”; supervisor Prof. K.E. Linsenmair
- 1988-1990 Government Report on Conservation Strategies
- 1980-1987 Study of Biology in Würzburg, Tübingen and Duke University
I like to cycle, to cook and eat, and have a tendency to collect wine. I photograph and enjoy classical music!
Selected recent Publications (Google Scholar profile)
Hovestadt T.; Thomas J. A.; Mitesser O.; Elmes G. W.; Schoenrogge K., 2012. Unexpected benefit of a social parasite for a key fitness component of its ant hosts. The American Naturalist 179, 110-123.
Benadi G.; Blüthgen N.; Hovestadt T.; Poethke H.-J., 2012. Population dynamics of plant and pollinator communities: stability reconsidered. The American Naturalist 179, 157-268.
Poethke H.-J.; Gros A.; Hovestadt T., 2011. The ability of individuals to assess population density influences the evolution of emigration propensity and dispersal distance. Journal of Theoretical Biology 282, 93-99.
Fronhofer E. A.; Kubisch A.; Hovestadt T.; Poethke H.-J., 2011. Assortative mating counteracts the evolution of dispersal polymorphisms. Evolution 65, 2461-2469.
Thomas J. A.; Simcox D.; Hovestadt T., 2011. Evidence based conservation of butterflies. Journal of Insect Conservation, 15, 241-258.
Hovestadt T.; Kubisch A.; Poethke H.-J., 2010. Information processing in models for density-dependent emigration: A comparison. Ecological Modelling, 221, 405-410.
Gros A.; Poethke H. J.; Hovestadt T., 2009. Sex-specific spatio-temporal variability in reproductive success promotes the evolution of sex-biased dispersal. Theoretical Population Biology, 75, 13-18.