Kenneth Kuba

Research Department Life Science Systems
Technische Universität München
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
D-85354 Freising-Weihenstephan

Room: 1.2.EG.7

Phone: +49 (0) 8161 71-4236





Research interests

         Functional Morphology


         Behavioural Ecology


After working on the functional morphology of Vespidae mouthparts, I am currently broadening my field of research. I am focusing now on Apiformes (Bees) in my research and combine my previous work with  ecological and physiological question.

In my PhD I adress the effects of pollution on pollinators. I not only investigate sedimentation of airborne pollution on flowers but also trace the pollutants into the body of pollinators. Further, I will use experiments to estimate the physiological effects of pollutants on flower-visitors and invesigate how the morphology affects the uptake of particles.

Curriculum Vitae

09/2021-present PhD candidate, Plant-Insect-Interactions, Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan, Technical University of Munich, DE

02/2018-08/2021 Master of Science in Zoology, University of Vienna, AUT

06/2020-09/2020 Field and Lab assistant for ForTunE Project, NiBio Svanshovd, NOR

10/2013-02/2018 Bachelor of Science in Biology (Zoology), University of Vienna, AUT

01/2017-06/2017 Erasmus+, Oulu University, FIN

Stipend & Awards

08/2022 - 07/2025 DBU Promotionsstipendium (doctorate stipend) 20022/014-35/4

03/2023                 Förderpreis der Österreichischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft
                              (Sponsorship award of the Austrian Entomological society)


Member of the TUM Bee Paradise Project



Kuba, K. & Krenn, H. W. (2022). Filtration of Nutritional Fluids in the German Wasp Vespula germanica (Vespidae, Hymenoptera). Insects 13(2) 185.

Mauss, V., Kuba, K., & Krenn, H. W. (2019). Evolution of the Multifunctional Mouthparts of Adult Vespidae. In H. W. Krenn (Ed.), Insect Mouthparts Form, Function, Development and Performance (pp. 443–478). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland.

Baranek, B., Kuba, K., Bauder, J., & Krenn, H. W. (2018). Mouthpart dimorphism in male and female wasps of Vespula vulgaris and Vespula germanica (Vespidae, Hymenoptera). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 65(1), 65–74.