Peter Neumann - Curriculum Vitae#

  • Umhabilitation University of Bern Zoology 2007
  • Habilitation MLU Halle-Wittenberg Zoology 2004
  • PhD MLU Halle-Wittenberg Biology 1998
  • MSc FU Berlin Biology 1994

  • 30 projects with a total external funding of >4.4 Mio €

  • 23 laboratorial & 17 field courses, 32 tutorials, 4 lectures and 10 integrated courses (incl. lectures, seminars, field excursions and laboratory) in classic and molecular genetics, molecular ecology, ecology, evolutionary biology; honeybee pathology, biology and apiculture to students, beekeepers and veterinarians
  • Supervision of 12 PhD, 2 Dr. med. vet., 47 MSc, 2 BSc and 2 Honours students

  • Memberships in scientific organizations: European Association for Bee Research (EurBee), European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB); International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), Corresponding member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Institute für Bienenforschung e.V.
  • Referee activity: International Scientific Journals: >50 (incl. SCIENCE, Animal Behaviour, Apidologie, Behavioural Ecology, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Proceedings of the Royal Society [B]]); Grant Awarding Agencies: >20 (incl. AvH Foundation, ISF, NRF, NSF); External Examiner: 11 Universities (incl. University of Lausanne; Zhejiang University)
  • Sientific Boards: The Bee Informed Partnership Project (USA, since 2012), EU Bee Health Project ICIPE (Kenya, since 2012, International Commission for Plant Pollinator Relationships (ICPPR, since 2012), IBRA (since 2010); Journal of Apicultural Research (since 2010), Apidologie (since 2009)
  • Guest Editor:
    • Journal of Apicultural Research Special Issues:
      • Dietemann V, Ellis JD, Neumann P (2013) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: Standard Methods for Apis mellifera Research. J Apic Res 51 (1);
      • Dietemann V, Ellis JD, Neumann P (2013) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II: Standard Methods for Apis mellifera Pest and Pathogen Research. J Apic Res 51 (2).;
      • Neumann P, Carreck N (2010) Honey bee colony losses. J Apic Res 49 (1).;
      • Neumann P, Ellis JD (2008) The small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae): distribution, biology and control of an invasive species. J Apic Res 47 (3).;
    • Apidologie Special Issue:
      • Moritz RFA, Neumann P (2003) The Cape honeybee (Apis mellifera capensis): from laying workers to social parasites. Apidologie 33 (2).


Behavioral, evolutionary & molecular ecology of social insects and their pathogens with focus on honey bee pathology


4 post docs, 1 technician (full time), 4 technicians (part time), 4 PhD students, 3 Dr. med. vet. students, 6 MSc students, 2 secretaries (part time), 2 technical staff (part time)
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