Research interests

 

• Wild bee ecology
• Trophic interactions
• Biodiversity patterns under global change
• Chemical and molecular ecology
• Conservation biology
• Tropical biology

 

Scientific projects

BienABest - Standardised monitoring of wild bees to evaluate the potential of pollinators in the agricultural landscape and the final goal to save and increase ecosystem services of wild bees.
Integral parts:
-    Implementation of wild bee habitats in the agricultural landscape
-    Standardised population-friendly monitoring of wild bees
-    Taxonomic wild bee courses to recruit young experts

www.bienabest.de/bienabest

 

Publications

Mayr AV, Keller A, Peters MK, Grimmer G, Krischke B, Geyer M, Schmitt T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021). Cryptic species and hidden ecological interactions of halictine bees along an elevational gradient. Ecology and Evolution 11(12):7700-7712.

Mayr AV, Requier F, Peters MK, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021). Seasonal variation in the ecology of tropical cavity-nesting Hymenoptera on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Frontiers of Biogeography. e-ISSN: 1948-6596

Mayr AV, Peters MK, Eardley CD, Renner ME, Röder J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020). Climate and food resources shape species richness and trophic interactions of cavity-nesting Hymenoptera. Journal of Biogeography 00:1-12.

Peters MK, Hemp A, Appelhans T, Becker JN, Behler C, Classen A, Detsch F, Ensslin A, Ferger SW, Frederiksen SB, Gebert F, Gerschlauer F, Gütlein A, Helbig-Bonitz M, Hemp C, Kindeketa WJ, Kühnel A, Mayr AV, Mwangomo E, Ngereza C, Njovu HK, Otte, Pabst H, Renner M, Röder J, Rutten G, Schellenberger Costa D, Sierra-Cornejo N, Vollstädt MGR, Dulle HI, Eardley CD, Howell KM, Keller A, Peters RS, Ssymank A, Kakengi V, Zhang J, Bogner C, Böhning-Gaese K, Brandl R, Hertel D, Huwe B, Kiese R, Kleyer M, Kuzyakov Y, Nauss T, Schleuning M, Tschapka M, Fischer M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019). Climate-land use interactions shape tropical mountain biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Nature 568:88-92.

Albrecht J, Classen A, Vollstädt MGR, Mayr AV, Mollel NP, Schellenberger Costa D, Dulle HI, Fischer M, Hemp A, Howell KM, Kleyer M, Nauss T, Peters MK, Tschapka M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Böhning-Gaese K, Schleuning M (2018) Plant and animal functional diversity drive mutualistic network assembly across an elevational gradient. Nature Communications 9: 3177.

Peters MK, Mayr AV, Röder J, Sanders NJ (2014). Variation in nutrient use in ant assemblages along an extensive elevational gradient on Mt Kilimanjaro. Journal of Biogeography 41:2245–2255.

Media

„Schutz für Bienen: Mehr Wildheit zulassen“. Interview. Press release 2021. Published in MainPost and inFranken www.mainpost.de/regional/kitzingen/schutz-fuer-bienen-mehr-wildheit-zulassen-art-10607090, www.infranken.de/lk/kitzingen/lokales/mehr-wildheit-zulassen-art-5211474

www.uni-wuerzburg.de/projekte/lebendiger-campus/projekte/citizenscience/
journalofbiogeographynews.org/2020/05/01/ecr-feature-cavity-nesting-pollinators-and-their-antagonists-with-antonia-mayr/ "Cavity-nesting pollinators and their antagonists with Antonia Mayr" on Mayr et al. (2020) Journal of Biogeography

Conference contributions

03/2019 Mayr A, Peters M, Steffan-Dewenter I: "Climate and food resources shape species richness and trophic interactions of cavity-nesting Hymenoptera on Mt. Kilimanjaro". Talk, Macroecology, Würzburg, Germany

03/2018 Mayr A, Peters M, Keller, A., Schmitt, T., Steffan-Dewenter I: "Macro-ecological determinants of halictine bee-microbiomes". Talk, Annual Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (GTÖ-Conference), Paris, France

12/2017 Mayr A, Peters M, Steffan-Dewenter I: "Diversity and interactions in host-antagonist systems along climate and resource gradients at Mount Kilimanjaro". Talk, Ecology Across Borders (EAB conference), Gent, Belgium

06/2016 Mayr A, Peters M, Steffan-Dewenter I: "Bees, wasps and their antagonists along an elevational gradient at Mount Kilimanjaro: effects of climate and land use". Poster, Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC conference), Montpellier, France

09/2013 Mayr A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Peters M: "The influence of altered temperature and the intensification of coffee cultivation on the functionality on ant communities". Talk, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany (GFÖ conference), Potsdam, Germany

04/2013 Mayr A, Peters M, Steffan-Dewenter I: "The influence of altered temperature and the intensification of coffee cultivation on the functionality of ant communities". Talk, Annual Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (GTÖ-Conference), Vienna, Austria

09/2012 Mayr A, Peters M, Steffan-Dewenter I: "Influence of habitat destruction and land use intensification of coffee plantations on ant communities on Mt. Kilimanjaro". Poster, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany (GFÖ-Conference), Lüneburg, Germany

 

Contact

  • Dr. Antonia Mayr
  • Institute of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics
  • Ulm University
  • Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
  • D-89081 Ulm, Germany
  • Tel. +49 (0)731 50 22691
  • Office: M25 4113