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 Dr. Peter Biedermann

   
   Max Planck Research Group Insect Symbiosis
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1803Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:-Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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Current and previous research posts


9/2012- Post-Doc “Microbial symbionts of ambrosia beetles”
Insect Symbiosis Group (Dr. M. Kaltenpoth), MPI-CE, Jena, Germany.

10-11/2013 Visiting researcher “Ambrosia fungus diversity and its (potential) regulation”
Laboratory of Genetics (Prof. D. Aanen), Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

4-8/2009 Visiting researcher “Microbial communities of ambrosia beetles”
Department of Bacteriology (Prof. C. Currie), UW Madison/WI, USA.

1-12/2008 Research assistant position “Social behaviour of ambrosia beetles”
Institute of Zoology (Prof. M. Taborsky), University of Bern, Switzerland.

8-12/2007 Visiting researcher “Fungal communities of bark and ambrosia beetles”
USDA Forest Service (Dr. K. Klepzig), Pineville/LA, USA.

Before 2007: Various research internships and field assistantships
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, BCI, Panama
Khan Khentey Field Station, Mongolia
Thunder Cape Bird Observatory, Canada
International Crane Foundation, USA
Tethys Whale & Dolphin organization, Mediterranean Sea
Museum of Natural History Graz (Joanneum), Austria

Education


3/2012 Ph.D. degree
Thesis on “Evolution of Cooperation in Ambrosia beetles” awarded with distinction (“summa cum laude”)
Institute of Ecology & Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Supervisor: Prof. M. Taborsky

7/2007 Master degree
Thesis on “Social behaviour of Xyleborinus saxesenii” awarded with distinction (“summa cum laude”)
Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Supervisor: Prof. M. Taborsky

1/2005 Bachelor degree
Thesis on “Hidden leks in the yellow browed warbler Phylloscopus inornatus”
Institute of Zoology, University of Graz, Austria.
Supervisor: Prof. H. Römer

Research Fellowships


Marie-Curie International Exchange Fellowship
European Union, Brussels
EUR 165,000.-

SNF Postdoc Fellowship for Advanced Researchers
Swiss National Science Foundation, Bern, Switzerland
CHF 80,000.-

SNF Postdoc Fellowship for Prospective Researchers
Swiss National Science Foundation, Bern, Switzerland
9/2012-2/2014, CHF 65,000.-

DOC Doctoral Fellowship
Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna, Austria
1/2010-12/2011, EUR 60,000.-

Roche Graduate Research Fellowship
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Research Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
1-12/2009, CHF 30,000.-

USDA Cooperative Research grant
US-Department of Agriculture, Washington, USA
8-12/2007, USD 10,000.-

Grants & Awards


-Research grant by the German Society of General & Applied Entomology, DGaaE (1,000.- EUR in 2014)
-Klaus-Tschira Award for popular science writing (5,000.- EUR in 2013)
-Weiss-Wiehe Award by the German Society of General & Applied Entomology, DGaaE (3,000.- EUR in 2013)
-Prize by the Austrian Entomological Society, ÖEG (700.- EUR in 2013)
-Dr. Lutz Zwillenberg Award 2012 for the best PhD-thesis in the Life-Sciences at the University Bern (10,000.- CHF in 2012)
-Travel grant of the IUSSI (450.- EUR in 2012)
-Promotion of Young Scientists by the Phil.nat. Faculty, University of Berne (1,200.- CHF in 2011)
-Oxford University Press "Achievements in Biosciences Prize 2010" (~200.- EUR in 2010)
-Travel grant of the Swiss Zoological Society (~1,000.- EUR in 2010)
-Kutter-prize for the best student presentation at the IUSSI In Frauenchiemsee (200.- EUR in 2009)
-Travel grant of the CUSO (300.- CHF in 2009)
-Travel grants of the Ethological Society (350.- € in 2007 and 2008)

Reviewer for Scientific Journals


Agricultural and Forest Entomology, The American Naturalist, Ardea, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Biological Control, Chemoecology, Current Biology, Environmental Entomology, Environmental Microbiology Reports, Florida Entomologist, Forest Ecology and Management, Frontiers in Zoology, Fungal Ecology, Insect Conservation & Diversity, Insects, The ISME Journal, Journal of Basic Microbiology, Journal of Ethology, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Insect Science, PlosOne, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, Symbiosis

Editorial Activity


- Assistant Editor for Fungal Ecology
- Assistant Editor for Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution









Talks

Biedermann P.H.W. Biology of bark and Ambrosia beetles. Life and Art studies, Teaching lesson, Asheville/NC, USA, 23rd of May 2014.
Biedermann P.H.W. Ambrosia beetle sociality and lab breeding. Bark and Ambrosia Beetle Academy, Gainesville/FL, USA, 12th of May 2014.
Biedermann P.H.W. Inzucht, Kinderarbeit, Ambrosia: Einblicke in Sozialverhalten und Pilzzucht heimischer Ambrosiakäfer. Institute Seminar, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena, DE, 24th of April 2014.
Biedermann P.H.W. Cooperation under the bark: Symbioses & sociality in ambrosia beetles. Wageningen University, Wageningen, NL, 26th of November 2013.
Biedermann P.H.W. Ambrosia fungus diversity and its (potential) regulation. Wageningen University, Wageningen, NL, 30th of October 2013.
Biedermann P.H.W. Wood-boring weevils as models for studying the evolution of intra- and interspecific cooperation. Universität Bremen, Bremen, D, October 2013.
Biedermann P.H.W. Evolution of cooperation in ambrosia beetles. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, BE, August 2013.
Biedermann P.H.W. & M. Kaltenpoth Microbial symbionts and their functions in fungus farming weevils. DZG Evolutionary Biology, Göttingen, D, March 2013.
Biedermann P.H.W. The evolution of cooperation in ambrosia beetles. DGaaE 2013, Göttingen, D, March 2013.
Biedermann P.H.W. Evolution of Cooperation in Ambrosia Beetles. ÖEG Kolloquium, Innsbruck, A, March 2013.
Biedermann P.H.W. & Kaltenpoth M. Assoziierte Mikroorganismen und ihre Funktion für Pilze züchtende Ambrosiakäfer. ÖEG Kolloquium, Innsbruck, A, March 2013.
Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M. Divergent experimental selection for philopatry and dispersal affects the evolution of cooperative breeding in primitively eusocial ambrosia beetles. European IUSSI 2012, Montecantini, IT, August 2012.
Biedermann P.H.W., Six D.L., Currie C. & Taborsky M. Fungus farming in Ambrosia beetles. Genetics of Bark Beetles and Associated Microorganisms (IUFRO), Sopron, HU, September 2012.
Biedermann P.H.W. Sociality and Division of Labour in Ambrosia Beetles. Seminar in Zoology, University of Mainz, D, May 2012. (invited)
Biedermann P.H.W. Sociality and Division of Labour in Ambrosia Beetles. Seminar in Zoology, University of Würzburg, D, May 2012. (invited)
Biedermann P.H.W. Fungal symbioses and the Evolution of Sociality in Ambrosia Beetles (Scolytinae). Seminar at the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, D, November 2011. (invited)
Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M. Sociality and Fungiculture in Ambrosia Beetles. DGaaE Tagung Berlin, DE, March 2011.
Biedermann P.H.W. Soziale und Pilze züchtende Käfer in heimischen Wäldern? - Untersuchungen zum Sozialverhalten von Ambrosiakäfern. ÖEG-Meeting 2011, Zoologisches Institut, KF-Universität Graz, AT, March 2011.
Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M. Experimental Studies on Division of Labour and Fungiculture in a Beetle. Biology2011, Zurich, CH, February 2011.
Biedermann P.H.W. Social, fungus farming beetles in Swiss forests? - Studies on Ambrosia beetles. Interaction Seminar in Ecology & Evolution, ETH Zurich, CH, October 2010. (invited)
Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M. Fungus farming and social evolution in Ambrosia beetles. IUSSI2010, Copenhagen, DN, August 2010.
Biedermann P.H.W. At the base of social evolution - Costs and benefits of philopatry in Ambrosia beetles. Seminar in Evolutionary Biology, University of Regensburg, D, July 2010. (invited)
Biedermann P.H.W. Higher Sociality and Fungiculture in Ambrosia beetles. Seminar in Ecology & Evolution, University of Neuchatel, CH, May 2010. (invited)
Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M. Direct and indirect fitness benefits of philopatry and cooperative care in Xyleborina. Biology2010, Neuchatel, CH, February 2010.
Biedermann P.H.W. Cooperation and task sharing in Xyleborina (Curculionidae: Scolytinae), fungus gardening ambrosia beetles. Zoologisches Kolloqium, Zoological Institute, University of Graz, AT, January 2010. (invited)
Biedermann P.H.W. Cooperation and task sharing in Xyleborina - Ambrosia beetles*. IUSSI 2009, Frauenchiemsee, DE, October 2009. *this talk was awarded with the Kutter-prize for the best student presentation
Biedermann P.H.W. Sociality and Symbiosis in Xyleborina, Scolytinae. Institute of Forest Entomology Seminar, BOKU Vienna, AT, October 2008. (invited)
Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M. Cooperative brood care and fungus farming in Xyleborina. European Conference on Behavioural Biology, Dijon, FR, August 2008.
Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M. Cooperative breeding in Xyleborina – Insights from the first extensive behavioural studies of two species of ambrosia beetles. Meeting of the Ethological Society, Regensburg, DE, February 2008.
Biedermann P.H.W. Social behaviour in sib-mating fungus farming beetles. University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, December 2007. (invited)
Biedermann P.H.W. Social behaviour in sib-mating fungus farming beetles. University of Texas in Austin, USA, November 2007. (invited)
Biedermann P.H.W. & Klepzig K.R. Social behaviour in bark beetles. ETFES 07, East Texas Forest Entomology Seminar, Nacogdotches, Texas, USA, October 2007.
Biedermann P.H.W. & Taborsky M. Towards eusociality in Xyleborinus saxesenii, a scolytid ambrosia beetle. IUFRO 07, International Union of Forest Research, BOKU Vienna, AT, October 2007.
Biedermann P.H.W. Social behaviour in sib-mating fungus farming beetles. EMPSEB 07 Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, University of Lund, SE, August 2007.
Biedermann P.H.W. Höhere Sozialität in Ambrosiakäfern. Annual Xylobionten-Meeting at University Bern, CH, May 2007.
Biedermann P.H.W. Towards eusociality in Xyleborinus saxeseni. Meeting of the graduate students of the DZG and the Ethological Society, University Göttingen, DE, February 2007.

Posters

Biedermann, P.H.W. & M. Kaltenpoth Farmers under the bark: The fungal symbioses of wood-boring beetles. Kolloquium der Österreichischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft, Graz, A, March 2014
Biedermann, P.H.W. & M. Kaltenpoth Interactions between farmed symbionts and fungus-culturing beetles. MPI-CE Symposium, Jena, D, September 2013
Biedermann, P.H.W. , M. Taborsky & M. Kaltenpoth Wood-boring weevils as models for studying the evolution of intra- and interspecific cooperation. EMBL Symposium on New Model Systems for Linking Evolution and Ecology, Heidelberg, D, May 2013
Nuotclá J.A., P.H.W. Biedermann & M. Taborsky The function of blocking behaviour in the cooperatively breeding ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii. DGaaE 2013, Göttingen, D, March 2013
Nuotclá J.A., P.H.W. Biedermann & M. Taborsky The function of blocking behaviour in the cooperatively breeding ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii. DZG Evolutionary Biology 2013, Göttingen, D, March 2013
Biedermann, P.H.W. & M. Taborsky Divergent experimental selection for philopatry and dispersal affects the evolution of cooperative breeding in primitively eusocial ambrosia beetles. Biology 2013, Basel, CH, January 2013
Biedermann, P.H.W. & M. Kaltenpoth Microbial symbionts and their functions in fungus culturing beetles. Frontiers of Chemical Ecology at MPI-CE, Jena, D, November 2012
Biedermann, P.H.W. & M. Kaltenpoth Microbial symbionts and their functions in fungus culturing beetles. Microbiota Workshop, Basel, CH, September 2012
Biedermann, P.H.W., M. Taborsky, & DL Six Dynamics of filamentous fungi in the complex gardens of ambrosia beetles. Multitrophic Interactions Workshop, Göttingen, DE, March 2012
Biedermann, P.H.W., K.D. Klepzig, C.R. Currie, & M. Taborsky Fungus farming and sociality in ambrosia beetles. European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Tübingen, DE, August 2011
Biedermann, P.H.W., K.D. Klepzig, C.R. Currie, & M. Taborsky Fungus farming in cooperatively breeding ambrosia beetles. COST meeting "Diversity of symbioses in arthropods", Bad Bevensen, DE, July
Biedermann, P.H.W., K.D. Klepzig, C.R. Currie, & M. Taborsky The evolution of cooperation and task sharing in fungus gardening ambrosia beetles. 57th Anual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, USA, November 2009
Biedermann, P.H.W., K.D. Klepzig, C.R. Currie, & M. Taborsky The evolution of cooperation and task sharing in fungus gardening ambrosia beetles. 12th Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Torino, IT, August 2009
Biedermann, P.H.W. The evolution of cooperation in the Ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii. Award ceremony of the DOC research grant by the Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna, AT, January 2009
Meister, A., Biedermann, P.H.W. & Taborsky, M. Social behaviour in the ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii. IUFRO Meeting 2007, BOKU Vienna, AT, July 2007
Biedermann, P.H.W. & Taborsky, M. Towards eusociality in ambrosia beetles. Biology07, ETH Zurich, CH, March 2007
Biedermann, P.H.W., Peer, K. & Taborsky M. Social behaviour in the bark beetle, Xyleborinus saxeseni. Meeting of the Ethological Society (Ethologischen Gesellschaft), Bielefeld, DE, July 2006
Kärcher, M.H., Biedermann, P.H.W. & Hrassnigg, N. Drone (Apis mellifera) - Swallow interactions at Drone congregation areas and reference areas. Annual meeting of the German Institutes working with bees (AG der Bieneninstitute), Halle, DE, October 2005




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