#3-02: Behavioral ecology of mites

Organizer: Peter Schausberger

3-02

Due to their ease of rearing, experimental accessibility and agricultural relevance, mites have become important study animals in various branches of science including behavior, ecology and evolution. Behavioral Ecology is the combination of these fields and mainly concerned with the fitness implications of behavior and how the genetic basis and phenotypic plasticity of behavior are shaped by ecological constraints. The symposium encompasses the whole behavioral repertoire of mites and features, among others, presentations on mating and reproductive behaviors, sexual selection, foraging behavior, social behavior, communication, and decision-making.

July 16 (WEDNESDAY) ROOM 1