Field Station Fabrikschleichach

    Dr. Oliver Mitesser

    Scientific Staff at Field Station Fabrikschleichach

    Dr. Oliver Mitesser

    tel: +49 931 31 86876


    Research interests

    - Phenology of plants and animals

    - Evolution of life history strategies

    - Social insects

    - Mathematical and statistical modelling

    Current projects

    - LandKlif

    Publications (latest 10)

    {2021}[ to top ]
    • {Natural Zeitgebers Under Temperate Conditions Cannot Compensate for the Loss of a Functional Circadian Clock in Timing of a Vital Behavior in Drosophila} Ruf, Franziska; Mitesser, Oliver; Mungwa, Simon Tii; Horn, Melanie; Rieger, Dirk; Hovestadt, Thomas; Wegener, Christian in Journal of Biological Rhythms ({2021}). {36}({3}) {271–285}.
    2022[ to top ]
    • The rising moon promotes mate finding in moths Storms, M; Jakhar, A; Mitesser, O; Jechow, A; Hölker, F; Degen, T; Hovestadt, T; Degen, J in Commun. Biol. (2022). 28
    • Response of cavity nesting birds to Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera) and aerial spraying - An experimental approach Hochrein, Sophia; Mitesser, Oliver; Liebhold, Andrew M.; Weisser, Wolfgang W; Leroy, Benjamin M. L.; Pretzsch, Hans; Hilmers, Torben; Rabl, Dominik; Müller, Jörg in Forest Ecology and Management (2022). 524 120520.
    • Dung-visiting beetle diversity is mainly affected by land use, while community specialization is driven by climate Englmeier, Jana; von Hoermann, Christian; Rieker, Daniel; Benbow, Marc Eric; Benjamin, Caryl; Fricke, Ute; Ganuza, Cristina; Haensel, Maria; Lackner, Tom{\’{a}}{\v{s}}; Mitesser, Oliver; Redlich, Sarah; Riebl, Rebekka; Rojas-Botero, Sandra; Rummler, Thomas; Salamon, Jörg-Alfred; Sommer, David; Steffan-Dewenter, Ingolf; Tobisch, Cynthia; Uhler, Johannes; Uphus, Lars; Zhang, Jie; Müller, Jörg in Ecology and Evolution (2022). 12(10)
    • Quantifying wood decomposition by insects and fungi using computed tomography scanning and machine learning Seibold, Sebastian; Müller, Jörg; Allner, Sebastian; Willner, Marian; Baldrian, Petr; Ulyshen, Michael D.; Brandl, Roland; Bässler, Claus; Hagge, Jonas; Mitesser, Oliver in Scientific Reports (2022). 12(1)
    2021[ to top ]
    • Women temporarily synchronize their menstrual cycles with the luminance and gravimetric cycles of the Moon Helfrich-Förster, C.; Monecke, S.; Spiousas, I.; Hovestadt, T.; Mitesser, O.; Wehr, T.A. in Science Advances (2021). 7(5) eabe1358.
    2020[ to top ]
    • A Novel Thermal-Visual Place Learning Paradigm for Honeybees (Apis mellifera) Scheiner, Ricarda; Frantzmann, Felix; Jäger, Maria; Mitesser, Oliver; Helfrich-Förster, Charlotte; Pauls, Dennis in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience (2020). 14 56.
    2019[ to top ]
    • The Circadian Clock Improves Fitness in the Fruit Fly, Drosophila melanogaster Horn, Melanie; Mitesser, Oliver; Hovestadt, Thomas; Yoshii, Taishi; Rieger, Dirk; Helfrich-Förster, Charlotte in Frontiers in Physiology (2019). 10 1374.
    • Multiple host use and the dynamics of host switching in host{\textendash}parasite systems Hovestadt, Thomas; Thomas, Jeremy A.; Mitesser, Oliver; Schönrogge, Karsten in Insect Conservation and Diversity (2019).
    2018[ to top ]
    • Eusociality outcompetes egalitarian and solitary strategies when resources are limited and reproduction is costly Fronhofer, E. A.; Liebig, J.; Mitesser, O.; Poethke, H. J. in Ecology and Evolution (2018).