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Dr. Patrizia D´Ettorre


Curriculum Vitae


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PDEttorre@bi.ku.dk


Publications




EDUCATION

1995 PhD in Animal Biology (Ethology), University of Parma, Italy.
Thesis defended on 14.11.1996 (National board of examiners, University of Roma)

1992 Professional certificate of Biologist, University of Parma, Italy.

1991 Masters degree in Biology (110/110 cum laude), University of Parma, Italy.


PROFESSIONAL HYSTORY

Current position: Post-doctoral researcher University of Regensburg

2001-2004 Post-doctoral Fellow (EU-FP5 Research-training Network INSECTS, University of Regensburg, Germany).

2000-2001 Post-doctoral Fellow (Italian "Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche", CNR), IRBI, University of Tours, France (with Dr Christine Errard).

1998-2000 Post-doctoral Fellow (EU-TMR, Marie Curie), IRBI, University of Tours, France (with Prof. Alain Lenoir and Dr. Christine Errard).

1996-1997 Biologist employed by TESECO S.p.A., Pisa, Italy (field of soil bio-remediation).

1992-1995 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Evolutionary and Functional Biology, University of Parma, Italy.

1991-1992 University Fellow, Natural History Museum of the University of Parma, Italy.


PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Articles

Trindl A., Heinze J. D'Ettorre P. (2004) Isolation and characterization of five microsatellite loci in the ponerine ant Pachycondyla inversa (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (Mol Biol Notes, in press)

D'Ettorre P. , Heinze J. &. Ratnieks F.L.W (2004) Worker policing by egg eating in the ponerine ant Pachycondyla inversa. Proc R Soc B 271: 1427-1434.

D'Ettorre P., Heinze J., Schulz C., Francke W. & Ayasse M. (2004) Does she smell like a queen? Chemoreception of a cuticular hydrocarbon signal in the ant Pachycondyla inversa. J. Exp. Biol. 207, 1085-1091

Souza D.J., Della Lucia T.M. Errard, C. D'Ettorre P. & Jean Luc Mercier J.L (2003) Brood recognition by workers of Acromyrmex laticeps nigrosetosus Forel, 1908 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Cienc Rural.33: 91-95.

D'Ettorre P., Mondy N., Lenoir A. & Errard C. (2002) - Blending in with the crowd: social parasites integrate into their host colonies using a flexible chemical signature. Proc R. Soc. B 269: 1911-1918.

D'Ettorre P.., Mora, V. Dibangou, C. Rouland &C. Errard (in press) - The role of symbiotic fungus in the digestive metabolism of two species of fungus-growing ants. J. Comp Physiol B

D'Ettorre P.. & Heinze J. 2001 - Sociobiology of slave-making ant. Acta Ethologica, 3: 67-82.

Lenoir A., D'Ettorre P.., Errard C. & Hefetz A. 2001 - Chemical ecology and social parasitism in ants. Annual Review of Entomology, 46: 573-99.

D'Ettorre P.., Errard C., Ibarra F., Francke W. & Hefetz A. 2000 - Sneak in or repel your enemy: Dufour's gland repellent as a strategy for successful usurpation in the slave-maker Polyergus rufescens. Chemoecology 10: 135-142.

D'Ettorre P.., Mori A. & Le Moli F., 1997 - Haplometrotic colony founding by the slave-making ant Polyergus rufescens Latr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Italian Journal of Zoology 64: 49-53.

Mori A., D'Ettorre P.. & Le Moli F., 1996 - Selective acceptance of parasitic brood by hosts in the evolution of slavery in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 43: 391-400.

Mori A., D'Ettorre P.. & Le Moli F., 1995 - Host nest usurpation and colony foundation in the European amazon ant, Polyergus rufescens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 42: 279-286.

Mori A., Grasso D.A., D'Ettorre P.. & Le Moli F., 1994 - Specificity in host choice by the slave-making ant Polyergus rufescens Latr. (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Ethology Ecology & Evolution, Special Issue 3: 89-93.

Grasso D.A., Mori A., D'Ettorre P.. & Le Moli F., 1994 - Intraspecific raids and territoriality in Polyergus rufescens Latr. (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Ethology Ecology & Evolution, Special Issue 3: 81-87.

Mori A., D'Ettorre P.. & Le Moli F., 1994 - Mating and post-mating behaviour of the European amazon ant, Polyergus rufescens (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Bollettino di Zoologia 61: 203-206.

Le Moli F., Grasso D.A., D'Ettorre P.. & Mori A., 1993 - Intraspecific slavery in Polyergus rufescens Latr. (Hymenoptera Formicidae): field and laboratory observations. Insectes Sociaux 40: 433-437.

Conference Acts

Grasso D.A., Mori A., D'Ettorre P.., Le Moli F. & Ugolini A., 1994 - Raiding activity, reproductive behaviour and nest usurpation in the obligatory slave-making ant, Polyergus rufescens Latr. (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 6 : 425-426.

D'Ettorre P.., Le Moli F., Mori A., Pietrelli L. & Giovannotti M., 1996 - Epicuticular hydrocarbon profiles in the slave-making ant Polyergus rufescens Latr. and its host species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae): preliminary results. Insect Social life 1: 145-150.

Mori A., Invidia M., D'Ettorre P.. & Le Moli F., 1996 - The attraction of parasitic brood toward workers of enslaved and free-living ant species. Insect Social life 1: 163-167.

Giovannotti M, D'Ettorre P.., Fanfani A., Mori A & Le Moli F., 1996 - The dufour gland in the obligatory slave-making ant Polyergus rufescens Latr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Insect Social life 1: 151-156.

D'Ettorre P.., Errard C., 1998 - Chemical disguise during colony founding in the dulotic ant Polyergus rufescens Latr. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Insect Social life 2: 71-77.

Errard C., D'Ettorre P.., 1998 - Camouflage chimique chez la reine de Polyergus rufescens lors de la fondation. Actes Coll. Ins. Soc. 11: 137-142.

D'Ettorre P.., Errard C., 1999 - Trophallaxie proctodéale chez la fourmi esclavagiste Polyergus rufescens. Actes Coll. Ins. Soc. 12: 61-64.

D'Ettorre P.., Mora P., Dibangou V. & Errard C., 2000 - Rôle du champignon symbiotique dans le métabolisme digestif de deux espèces de fourmis champignonnistes. Actes Coll. Ins. Soc. 13 : 89-94.