My name is Patrick Krapf. I’m a PhD student at the Molecular Ecology Group, Department of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck. I’m currently working on Tetramorium alpestre and its amazing social organisation. When I started my PhD, I discovered the fascinating world of ants and since then, I am intrigued every day by its vast complexity and simplicity at the same time. It was in these first months of intensive reading, when I started falling in love with ants and ant research, but I was not always a myrmecologist. In my master thesis, I worked with Drosophila nigrosparsa, a Diptera found in the European Alps with which I conducted several life history assays. I’m also interested in (ant) behaviour, behavioural ecology, genomics and population genetics, life-history, and taxonomy. I also enjoy doing sports and I participate in obstacle runs. And if I’m not in the lab, in the field or in the mud, I spend time with my friends or binge-watch TV-series.
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