Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Benjamin Rutschmann

PhD, graduated

Email: benjamin.rutschmann@uni-wuerzburg.de

ORCID: 0000-0001-6589-6408

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Room: C026

University of Würzburg
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocenter - Am Hubland

97074 Würzburg, Germany

  • Honeybee ecology.
  • Besides studying the life and resilience of wild honeybee colonies, I am interested in the nesting sites and foraging recourses used by honeybees in European forests.

Rutschmann B*, Kohl PL*, Machado A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Semi-natural habitats promote winter survival of wild-living honeybees in an agricultural landscape. Biological Conservation 266, 109450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109450

Schilcher F, Hilsmann L, Rauscher L, Değirmenci L, Krischke M, Krischke B, Ankenbrand M, Rutschmann B, Mueller MJ, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheiner R. In Vitro Rearing Changes Social Task Performance and Physiology in Honeybees. Insects. 2022; 13(1):4. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13010004

George EA, Thulasi N, Kohl PL, Suresh S, Rutschmann B, Brockmann A (2021) Distance estimation by Asian honey bees in two visually different landscapes. Journal of Experimental Biology. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.242404

Kohl, PL, Rutschmann B (2021) Honey bees communicate distance via non-linear waggle duration functions." PeerJ 9: e11187 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11187

Young AM*, Kohl PL*, Rutschmann B*, Steffan-Dewenter I, Brockmann A, Dyer FC (2021) Temporal and spatial foraging patterns of three Asian honey bee species in Bangalore, India. Apidologie 52.2: 503-523 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-020-00839-1

Otieno M, Joshi NK, Rutschmann B. (2021) Flower visitors of Streptocarpus teitensis: implications for conservation of a critically endangered African violet species in Kenya. PeerJ 9: e10473. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10473

Requier F, Paillet Y, Laroche F, Rutschmann B, Zhang J, Lombardi F, Svoboda F, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020) Contribution of European forests to safeguard wild honey bee populations. Conservation Letters 13: e12693. doi.org/10.1111/conl.12693

Kablau A, Berg S, Rutschmann B, Scheiner R (2020) Short-term hyperthermia at larval age reduces sucrose responsiveness of adult honeybees and can increase life span. Apidologie 51, 570–582 (2020).

Kohl PL, Thulasi N, Rutschmann B, George EA, Steffan-Dewenter I, Brockmann A (2020) Adaptive evolution of honeybee dance dialects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287(1922), 20200190. http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.0190

Kohl PL*, Rutschmann B* (2018) The neglected bee trees: European beech forests as a home for feral honey bee colonies. PeerJ 6:e4602 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4602