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Lehrstuhl für Tierökologie und Tropenbiologie


2024[ to top ]
  • Bogar TA, Nooten SS, Guénard B (2024) Development of a new apparatus to partition ant body size reveals their respective functional role within ant communities. Basic and Applied Ecology 74: 90–97.
  • Klimm FS, Bräu M, König S, Mandery K, Sommer C, Zhang J, Krauss J (2024) Importance of habitat area, quality and landscape context for heteropteran diversity in shrub ecotones. Landscape Ecology 39: 3.
  • König S, Krauss J, Classen A, Hof C, Prietzel M, Wagner C, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2024) Micro‐ and macroclimate interactively shape diversity, niches and traits of Orthoptera communities along elevational gradients. Diversity and Distributions 30: e13810.
  • Riggi LGA, Raderschall CA, Fijen TPM, Scheper J, Smith HG, Kleijn D, Holzschuh A, Aguilera G, Badenhausser I, Bänsch S, Beyer N, Blitzer EJ, Bommarco R, Danforth B, González-Varo JP, Grab H, Le Provost G, Poveda K, Potts SG, Rundlöf M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Vilà M, Westphal C, Berggren Å., Lundin O (2024) Early-season mass-flowering crop cover dilutes wild bee abundance and species richness in temperate regions: A quantitative synthesis. Journal of Applied Ecology 61: 452-464.
  • Hovestadt T, Poethke H-J, Müller J, Mitesser O (2024) Species Diversity and Habitat Fragmentation Per Se: The Influence of Local Extinctions and Species Clustering. The American Naturalist 203: 655–667.
  • Boetzl FA, Sponsler D, Albrecht M, Batáry P, Birkhofer K, Knapp M, Krauss J, Maas B, Martin EA, Sirami C, Sutter L, Bertrand C, Baillod AB, Bota G, Bretagnolle V, Brotons L, Frank T, Fusser M, Giralt D, González E, Hof AR, Luka H, Marrec R, Nash MA, Ng K, Plantegenest M, Poulin B, Siriwardena GM, Tscharntke T, Tschumi M, Vialatte A, Van Vooren L, Zubair-Anjum M, Entling MH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Schirmel J (2024) Distance functions of carabids in crop fields depend on functional traits, crop type and adjacent habitat: a synthesis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 291: 20232383.
  • Chao A, Chiu C, Hu K, van der Plas F, Cadotte MW, Mitesser O, Thorn S, Mori AS, Scherer‐Lorenzen M, Eisenhauer N, Bässler C, Delory BM, Feldhaar H, Fichtner A, Hothorn T, Peters MK, Pierick K, von Oheimb G, Müller J (2024) Hill–Chao numbers allow decomposing gamma multifunctionality into alpha and beta components. Ecology Letters 27: e14336.
  • Duque L, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2024) Air pollution: a threat to insect pollination. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 22: e2701.
  • Ocampo‐Ariza C, Hanf‐Dressler T, Maas B, Novoa‐Cova J, Thomas E, Vansynghel J, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2024) Regional differences of functional and taxonomic bird diversity in tropical agroforests of Peru. Conservation Science and Practice: e13123.
  • Kerner JM, König S, Maihoff F, Bofinger L, Sauer N, Ssymank A, Väth P, Classen A (2024) Transect walks and malaise traps differ in temperature sensitivity but reveal consistent drivers of pollinator richness. Insect Conservation and Diversity.
  • Klaus F, Ayasse M, Classen A, Dauber J, Diekötter T, Everaars J, Fornoff F, Greil H, Hendriksma HP, Jütte T, Klein AM, Krahner A, Leonhardt SD, Lüken DJ, Paxton RJ, Schmid-Egger C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thiele J, Tscharntke T, Erler S, Pistorius J (2024) Improving wild bee monitoring, sampling methods, and conservation. Basic and Applied Ecology 75: 2–11.
  • Hovestadt T, Kohl P, Mitesser O (2024) Optimal fissioning strategies of social insects with respect to colony dynamics and nest founding probability. Insectes Sociaux.
  • Liepa A, Thiel M, Taubenböck H, Steffan-Dewenter I, Abu I-O, Singh Dhillon M, Otte I, Otim MH, Lutaakome M, Meinhof D, Martin EA, Ullmann T (2024) Harmonized NDVI time-series from Landsat and Sentinel-2 reveal phenological patterns of diverse, small-scale cropping systems in East Africa. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment 35: 101230.
  • Röder J, Appelhans T, Peters MK, Nauss T, Brandl R (2024) Disturbance can slow down litter decomposition, depending on severity of disturbance and season: an example from Mount Kilimanjaro. Web Ecology 24: 11-33.
  • Sponsler D, Dominik C, Biegerl C, Honchar H, Schweiger O, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2024) High rates of nectar depletion in summer grasslands indicate competitive conditions for pollinators. Oikos: e10495.
  • Müller J, Hothorn T, Yuan Y, Seibold S, Mitesser O, Rothacher J, Freund J, Wild C, Wolz M, Menzel A (2024) Weather explains the decline and rise of insect biomass over 34 years. Nature 628: 349-354.
  • Steffan-Dewenter I, Bezner Kerr R, Peters MK (2024) Insect diversity for agroecosystem resilience in a changing climate. One Earth 7: 541–544.
  • Geppert C, Franceschinis C, Fijen TPM, Kleijn D, Scheper J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thiene M, Marini L (2024) Willingness of rural and urban citizens to undertake pollinator conservation actions across three contrasting European countries. People and Nature n/a.
  • Sponsler DB, Hamilton M, Wiesneth M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2024) Pollinator competition and the contingency of nectar depletion during an early spring resource pulse. Ecology and Evolution 14: e11531.
  • McMinn-Sauder HBG, Colin T, Gaines Day HR, Quinlan G, Smart A, Meikle WG, Johnson RM, Sponsler DB (2024) Next-generation colony weight monitoring: a review and prospectus. Apidologie 55: 13.
  • Seymour M, Roslin T, deWaard JR, Perez KHJ, D’Souza ML, Ratnasingham S, Ashfaq M, Levesque-Beaudin V, Blagoev GA, Bukowski B, Cale P, Crosbie D, Deca{ë}ns T, deWaard SL, Ekrem T, El-Ansary HO, Evouna Ondo F, Fraser D, Geiger MF, Hajibabaei M, Hallwachs W, Hanisch PE, Hausmann A, Heath M, Hogg ID, Janzen DH, Kinnaird M, Kohn JR, Larriv{é}e M, Lees DC, Le{ó}n-R{è}gagnon V, Liddell M, Lijtmaer DA, Lipinskaya T, Locke SA, Manjunath R, Martins DJ, Martins MB, Mazumdar S, McKeown JTA, Anderson-Teixeria K, Miller SE, Milton MA, Miskie R, Morini{è}re J, Mutanen M, Naik S, Nichols B, Noguera FA, Novotny V, Penev L, Pentinsaari M, Quinn J, Ramsay L, Rochefort R, Schmidt S, Smith MA, Sobel CN, Somervuo P, Sones JE, Staude HS, St. Jaques B, Stur E, Telfer AC, Tubaro PL, Wardlaw TJ, Worcester R, Yang Z, Young MR, Zemlak T, Zakharov EV, Zlotnick B, Ovaskainen O, Hebert PDN (2024) Global arthropod beta-diversity is spatially and temporally structured by latitude. Communications Biology 7: 552.
  • Vardakas P, Mainardi G, Minaud E, Patalano S, Rebaudo F, Requier F, Steffan-Dewenter I, Hatjina F (2024) Unveiling beekeepers’ use and preference of precision apiculture systems. Journal of Apicultural Research: 1-10.
2023[ to top ]
  • Kohl PL, Rutschmann B, Sikora LG, Wimmer N, Zahner V, D’Alvise P, Hasselmann M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Parasites, depredators, and limited resources as potential drivers of winter mortality of feral honeybee colonies in German forests. Oecologia 202: 465–480.
  • SCHWARZ CJ, POHL M, FRANK ET (2023) A preliminary checklist of the praying mantids of Comoe National Park, Ivory Coast (Insecta: Mantodea). Zootaxa 5373: 1-64.
  • Tobisch C, Rojas-Botero S, Uhler J, Müller J, Kollmann J, Moning C, Brändle M, Gossner MM, Redlich S, Zhang J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Benjamin C, Englmeier J, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Riebl R, Uphus L, Ewald J (2023) Plant species composition and local habitat conditions as primary determinants of terrestrial arthropod assemblages. Oecologia 201: 813–825.
  • de Paz V, Asís JD, Holzschuh A, Baños-Picón L (2023) Effects of Traditional Orchard Abandonment and Landscape Context on the Beneficial Arthropod Community in a Mediterranean Agroecosystem. Insects 14: 277.
  • Tobisch C, Rojas-Botero S, Uhler J, Kollmann J, Müller J, Moning C, Redlich S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Benjamin C, Englmeier J, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Riebl R, Uphus L, Ewald J (2023) Conservation-relevant plant species indicate arthropod richness across trophic levels: Habitat quality is more important than habitat amount. Ecological Indicators 148: 110039.
  • Pohl M, Frank ET, Gadau J (2023) Socio- and population-genetic analyses of two West-African ponerine species (Megaponera analis and Paltothyreus tarsatus) with winged and wingless queens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 33: 77-89.
  • Vandenabeele SP, Schmitt T (2023) Olfaction is essential for nest recognition in solitary Hymenoptera. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120: e2304703120.
  • Uphus L, Uhler J, Tobisch C, Rojas-Botero S, Lüpke M, Benjamin C, Englmeier J, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Redlich S, Zhang J, Müller J, Menzel A (2023) Earlier and more uniform spring green-up linked to lower insect richness and biomass in temperate forests. Communications Biology 6: 1052.
  • Sagwe RN, Peters MK, Dubois T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Lattorff HMG (2023) Insect pollination and pollinator supplementation enhances fruit weight, quality, and marketability of avocado (Persea americana). Arthropod-Plant Interactions 17: 753–763.
  • Drager KI, Rivera MD, Gibson JC, Ruzi SA, Hanisch PE, Achury R, Suarez AV (2023) Testing the predictive value of functional traits in diverse ant communities. Ecology and Evolution 13: e10000.
  • Dhillon MS, Dahms T, Kübert-Flock C, Liepa A, Rummler T, Arnault J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Ullmann T (2023) Impact of STARFM on Crop Yield Predictions: Fusing MODIS with Landsat 5, 7, and 8 NDVIs in Bavaria Germany. Remote Sensing 15: 1651.
  • Hanisch PE, Hanisch ER, Blanco V, Tubaro PL, Suarez AV (2023) Spatial fidelity and uniform exploration in the foraging behaviour of a giant predatory ant. Animal Behaviour 203: 63–73.
  • Fricke U, Redlich S, Zhang J, Benjamin CS, Englmeier J, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Riebl R, Rojas-Botero S, Tobisch C, Uhler J, Uphus L, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Earlier flowering of winter oilseed rape compensates for higher pest pressure in warmer climates. Journal of Applied Ecology 60: 365-375.
  • Frank ET, Kesner L, Liberti J, Helleu Q, LeBoeuf AC, Dascalu A, Sponsler DB, Azuma F, Economo EP, Waridel P, Engel P, Schmitt T, Keller L (2023) Targeted treatment of injured nestmates with antimicrobial compounds in an ant society. Nature Communications 14: 8446.
  • Sponsler D, Iverson A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Pollinator competition and the structure of floral resources. Ecography: e06651.
  • Stock M, Milutinović B, Hoenigsberger M, Grasse AV, Wiesenhofer F, Kampleitner N, Narasimhan M, Schmitt T, Cremer S (2023) Pathogen evasion of social immunity. Nature Ecology & Evolution 7: 450-460.
  • Rutschmann B, Kohl PL, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Foraging distances, habitat preferences and seasonal colony performance of honeybees in Central European forest landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology 60: 1056-1066.
  • Englmeier J, Rieker D, Mitesser O, Benjamin C, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Kellner H, Lorz J, Redlich S, Riebl R, Rojas-Botero S, Rummler T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stengel E, Tobisch C, Uhler J, Uphus L, Zhang J, Müller J, Bässler C (2023) Diversity and specialization responses to climate and land use differ between deadwood fungi and bacteria. Ecography 2023: e06807.
  • Rothacher J, Hagge J, Bässler C, Brandl R, Gruppe A, Müller J (2023) Logging operations creating snags, logs, and stumps under open and closed canopies promote stand-scale beetle diversity. Forest Ecology and Management 540: 121022.
  • Houadria MYI, Barone G, Fayle TM, Schmitt T, Konik P, Feldhaar H (2023) An experimental, behavioral, and chemical analysis of food limitations in mutualistic Crematogaster ant symbionts inhabiting Macaranga host plants. Ecology and Evolution 13: e9760.
  • Dzekashu FF, Pirk CWW, Yusuf AA, Classen A, Kiatoko N, Steffan-Dewenter I, Peters MK, Lattorff HMG (2023) Seasonal and elevational changes of plant-pollinator interaction networks in East African mountains. Ecology and Evolution 13: e10060.
  • Ronchetti F, Schmitt T, Romano M, Polidori C (2023) Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in velvet ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) are highly complex and do not chemically mimic their hosts. Chemoecology 33: 29-43.
  • Hikel K, Peters M, Linden J, Linden B (2023) The role of bushpigs (Potamochoerus larvatus) as seed dispersers in indigenous forests in the Soutpansberg Mountain range, South Africa. Animal Biology 74: 37–58.
  • Ronchetti F, Schmitt T, Negri A, Gabrieli P, Epis S, Bandi C, Romano M, Polidori C (2023) Evidence of cuticular hydrocarbon profile alterations by Wolbachia in females, but not males, of an aculeate parasitoid wasp. Entomologia Generalis 43: 369-377.
  • Tardanico J, Hovestadt T (2023) Effects of compositional heterogeneity and spatial autocorrelation on richness and diversity in simulated landscapes. Ecology and Evolution 13: e10810.
  • Dhillon MS, Kübert-Flock C, Dahms T, Rummler T, Arnault J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Ullmann T (2023) Evaluation of MODIS, Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 Data for Accurate Crop Yield Predictions: A Case Study Using STARFM NDVI in Bavaria, Germany. Remote Sensing 15: 1830.
  • Dhillon MS, Dahms T, Kuebert-Flock C, Rummler T, Arnault J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Ullmann T (2023) Integrating random forest and crop modeling improves the crop yield prediction of winter wheat and oil seed rape. Frontiers in Remote Sensing 3: 1010978.
  • Vansynghel J, Thomas E, Ocampo-Ariza C, Maas B, Ulloque-Samatelo C, Zhang D, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Cross-pollination with native genotypes improves fruit set and yield quality of Peruvian cacao. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 357: 108671.
  • Kohl PL, D’Alvise P, Rutschmann B, Roth S, Remter F, Steffan-Dewenter I, Hasselmann M (2023) Reduced parasite burden in feral honeybee colonies. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 4.
  • Li Z, Bhat B, Frank ET, Oliveira-Honorato T, Azuma F, Bachmann V, Parker DJ, Schmitt T, Economo EP, Ulrich Y (2023) Behavioural individuality determines infection risk in clonal ant colonies. Nature Communications 14: 5233.
  • Vogel C, Mayer V, Mkandawire M, Küstner G, Kerr RB, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Local and landscape scale woodland cover and diversification of agroecological practices shape butterfly communities in tropical smallholder landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology 60: 1659-1672.
  • Lasway JV, Njovu HK, Eustace A, Mathisen KM, Skarpe C, Peters MK (2023) Species richness, vegetation structure, and floristic composition of woody plants along the elevation gradient of Mt. Meru, Tanzania. Biotropica 55: 828-838.
  • Wepnje GB, Peters MK, Green AE, Nkuizin TE, Kenko DBN, Dzekashu FF, Kimbi HK, Anchang-Kimbi JK (2023) Seasonal and environmental dynamics of intra-urban freshwater habitats and their influence on the abundance of Bulinus snail host of Schistosoma haematobium in the Tiko endemic focus, Mount Cameroon region. PLOS ONE 18: e0292943.
  • Maihoff F, Friess N, Hoiss B, Schmid-Egger C, Kerner J, Neumayer J, Hopfenmüller S, Bässler C, Müller J, Classen A (2023) Smaller, more diverse and on the way to the top: Rapid community shifts of montane wild bees within an extraordinary hot decade. Diversity and Distributions 29: 272-288.
  • Müller J, Mitesser O, Cadotte MW, van der Plas F, Mori AS, Ammer C, Chao A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Baldrian P, Bässler C, Biedermann P, Cesarz S, Claßen A, Delory BM, Feldhaar H, Fichtner A, Hothorn T, Kuenzer C, Peters MK, Pierick K, Schmitt T, Schuldt B, Seidel D, Six D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thorn S, von Oheimb G, Wegmann M, Weisser WW, Eisenhauer N (2023) Enhancing the structural diversity between forest patches—A concept and real-world experiment to study biodiversity, multifunctionality and forest resilience across spatial scales. Global Change Biology 29: 1437-1450.
  • Ocampo-Ariza C, Toledo-Hernández M, Librán-Embid F, Armenteras D, Vansynghel J, Raveloaritiana E, Arimond I, Angulo-Rubiano A, Tscharntke T, Ram\’ırez-Castañeda V, Wurz A, Marcacci G, Anders M, Urbina-Cardona JN, de Vos A, Devy S, Westphal C, Toomey A, Sheherazade, Chirango Y, Maas B (2023) Global South leadership towards inclusive tropical ecology and conservation. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation 21: 17-24.
  • Maihoff F, Sahler S, Schoger S, Brenzinger K, Kallnik K, Sauer N, Bofinger L, Schmitt T, Nooten SS, Classen A (2023) Cuticular hydrocarbons of alpine bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Bombus) are species-specific, but show little evidence of elevation-related climate adaptation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11: 1082559.
  • Kárpáti Z, Deutsch F, Kiss B, Schmitt T (2023) Seasonal changes in photoperiod and temperature lead to changes in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles and affect mating success in Drosophila suzukii. Scientific Reports 13: 5649.
  • Ocampo-Ariza C, Vansynghel J, Bertleff D, Maas B, Schumacher N, Ulloque-Samatelo C, Yovera FF, Thomas E, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2023) Birds and bats enhance cacao yield despite suppressing arthropod mesopredation. Ecological Applications 33: e2886.
  • Castle D, Alkassab AT, Steffan-Dewenter I, Pistorius J (2023) Nutritional resources modulate the responses of three bee species to pesticide exposure. Journal of Hazardous Materials 443: 130304.
  • Lasway JV, Steffan-Dewenter I, Mremi R, Kinabo NR, Sanya JJ, Nyakunga OC, Martin EH, Eardley C, Pauly A, Peters MK, Njovu HK (2023) A dataset of occurrence of wild bees and their interaction with foraging plants along a livestock grazing gradient of northern Tanzania. Data in Brief 48: 109181.
  • Moses J, Peters MK, Tiede Y, Mottl O, Donoso DA, Farwig N, Fayle TM, Novotny V, Sanders NJ, Klimes P (2023) Nutrient use by tropical ant communities varies among three extensive elevational gradients: A cross‐continental comparison. Global Ecology and Biogeography 32: 2212–2229.
  • Kriegel P, Vogel S, Angeleri R, Baldrian P, Borken W, Bouget C, Brin A, Bussler H, Cocciufa C, Feldmann B, Gossner MM, Haeler E, Hagge J, Hardersen S, Hartmann H, Hjältén J, Kotowska MM, Lachat T, Larrieu L, Leverkus AB, Macagno ALM, Mitesser O, Müller J, Obermaier E, Parisi F, Pelz S, Schuldt B, Seibold S, Stengel E, Sverdrup-Thygeson A, Weisser W, Thorn S (2023) Ambient and substrate energy influence decomposer diversity differentially across trophic levels. Ecology Letters 26: 1157–1173.
  • Vogel C, Poveda K, Iverson A, Boetzl FA, Mkandawire T, Chunga TL, Küstner G, Keller A, Kerr RB, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) The effects of crop type, landscape composition and agroecological practices on biodiversity and ecosystem services in tropical smallholder farms. Journal of Applied Ecology 60: 859–874.
  • Moris VC, Podsiadlowski L, Martin S, Oeyen JP, Donath A, Petersen M, Wilbrandt J, Misof B, Liedtke D, Thamm M, Scheiner R, Schmitt T, Niehuis O (2023) Intrasexual cuticular hydrocarbon dimorphism in a wasp sheds light on hydrocarbon biosynthesis genes in Hymenoptera. Communications Biology 6: 147.
  • Mei Z, Scheper J, Bommarco R, de Groot GA, Garratt MP, Hedlund K, Potts SG, Redlich S, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, van der Putten WH, van Gils S, Kleijn D (2023) Inconsistent responses of carabid beetles and spiders to land-use intensity and landscape complexity in north-western Europe. Biological Conservation 283: 110128.
  • Otieno M, Karpati Z, Peters MK, Duque L, Schmitt T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Elevated ozone and carbon dioxide affects the composition of volatile organic compounds emitted by Vicia faba (L.) and visitation by European orchard bee (Osmia cornuta). PLOS ONE 18: e0283480.
  • Lewerentz A, Hoffmann M, Hovestadt T, Raeder U, Sarmento Cabral J (2023) Synergistic effects between global warming and water quality change on modelled macrophyte species richness. Oikos 2023: e09803.
  • Villagómez GN, Brachvogel R-C, Kárpáti Z, Leonhardt SD, Schmitt T, Ruedenauer FA (2023) A common protocol for reliable comparison of pollen fatty acid profiles: highlighting pitfalls and proposing a methodology for ecological research. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11: 1141832.
2022[ to top ]
  • Müller J, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Ammer C, Eisenhauer N, Seidel D, Schuldt B, Biedermann P, Schmitt T, Künzer C, Wegmann M, Cesarz S, Peters M, Feldhaar H, Steffan-Dewenter I, Claßen A, Bässler C, von Oheimb G, Fichtner A, Thorn S, Weisser W (2022) BETA-FOR: Erhöhung der strukturellen Diversität zwischen Waldbeständen zur Erhöhung der Multidiversität und Multifunktionalität in Produktionswäldern. Antragstext für die DFG Forschungsgruppe FOR 5375. In.
  • Lopes LE, Frank ET, Kárpáti Z, Schmitt T, Kronauer DJC (2022) The alarm pheromone and alarm response of the clonal raider ant. bioRxiv.
  • Kohl PL, Rutschmann B, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Population demography of feral honeybee colonies in central European forests. Royal Society Open Science 9.
  • Graf M, Lettenmaier L, Müller J, Hagge J (2022) Saproxylic beetles trace deadwood and differentiate between deadwood niches before their arrival on potential hosts. Insect Conservation and Diversity 15: 48–60.
  • Maihoff F, Bohlke K, Brockmann A, Schmitt T (2022) Increased complexity of worker CHC profiles in Apis dorsata correlates with nesting ecology. PLOS ONE 17: 1-17.
  • Sagwe RN, Peters MK, Dubois T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Lattorff HMG (2022) Pollinator efficiency of avocado (Persea americana) flower insect visitors. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 3: e12178.
  • Liberti J, Kay T, Quinn A, Kesner L, Frank ET, Cabirol A, Richardson TO, Engel P, Keller L (2022) The gut microbiota affects the social network of honeybees. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 1471-1479.
  • Müller J, Brandl R, Cadotte MW, Heibl C, Bässler C, Weiß I, Birkhofer K, Thorn S, Seibold S (2022) A replicated study on the response of spider assemblages to regional and local processes. Ecological Monographs: e1511.
  • Milutinović B, Schmitt T (2022) Chemical cues in disease recognition and their immunomodulatory role in insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science 50: 100884.
  • Schilcher F, Hilsmann L, Ankenbrand MJ, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheiner R (2022) Honeybees are buffered against undernourishment during larval stages. Frontiers in Insect Science 2.
  • Ganuza C, Redlich S, Uhler J, Tobisch C, Rojas-Botero S, Peters MK, Zhang J, Benjamin CS, Englmeier J, Ewald J, Fricke U, Haensel M, Kollmann J, Riebl R, Uphus L, Müller J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Interactive effects of climate and land use on pollinator diversity differ among taxa and scales. Science Advances 8: eabm9359.
  • Ganuza C, Ayasse M, Boff S (2022) Chemical and Mechanical Signals Trigger Courtship in the Wild Large-Headed Resin Bee Heriades truncorum. Journal of Insect Behavior 35: 160-170.
  • Galiana N, Lurgi M, Bastazini VAG, Bosch J, Cagnolo L, Cazelles K, Claramunt-López B, Emer C, Fortin M-J, Grass I, Hernández-Castellano C, Jauker F, Leroux SJ, McCann K, McLeod AM, Montoya D, Mulder C, Osorio-Canadas S, Reverté S, Rodrigo A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Traveset A, Valverde S, Vázquez DP, Wood SA, Gravel D, Roslin T, Thuiller W, Montoya JM (2022) Ecological network complexity scales with area. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 307–314.
  • Gebert F, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kronbach P, Peters MK (2022) The role of diversity, body size and climate in dung removal: A correlative and experimental approach. Journal of Animal Ecology.
  • Nevo O, Cazetta E, Classen A, Kuppler J (2022) Editorial: Anthropogenic stressors and animal-plant interactions: Implications for pollination and seed dispersal. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10.
  • 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.
  • Krimmer E, Martin EA, Holzschuh A, Krauss J, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2022) Flower fields and pesticide use interactively shape pollen beetle infestation and parasitism in oilseed rape fields. Journal of Applied Ecology 59: 263–273.
  • Kohl PL, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Nectar robbing rather than pollinator availability constrains reproduction of a bee-flowered plant at high elevations. Ecosphere 13: e4077.
  • Otieno M, Peters MK, Duque L, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Interactive effects of ozone and carbon dioxide on plant-pollinator interactions and yields in a legume crop. Environmental Advances 9: 100285.
  • Kortmann M, Roth N, Buse J, Hilszczański J, Jaworski T, Morinière J, Seidl R, Thorn S, Müller JC (2022) Arthropod dark taxa provide new insights into diversity responses to bark beetle infestations. Ecological Applications 32: e2516.
  • Kpienbaareh D, Luginaah I, Kerr RB, Wang J, Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Lupafya E, Dakishoni L (2022) Assessing Local Perceptions of Deforestation, Forest Restoration, and the Role of Agroecology for Agroecosystem Restoration in northern Malawi. Land Degradation & Development 33: 1088-1100.
  • Kerner JM, Krauss J, Maihoff F, Bofinger L, Classen A (2022) Alpine butterflies want to fly high: Species and communities shift upwards faster than their host plants. Ecology.
  • Krah F-S, Hagge J, Schreiber J, Brandl R, Müller J, Bässler C (2022) Fungal fruit body assemblages are tougher in harsh microclimates. Scientific Reports 12.
  • Provost GL, Schenk NV, Penone C, Thiele J, Westphal C, Allan E, Ayasse M, Blüthgen N, Boeddinghaus RS, Boesing AL, Bolliger R, Busch V, Fischer M, Gossner MM, Hölzel N, Jung K, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Leimer S, Marhan S, Morris K, Müller S, Neff F, Neyret M, Oelmann Y, Perović DJ, Peter S, Prati D, Rillig MC, Saiz H, Schäfer D, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schloter M, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tschapka M, Vogt J, Weiner C, Weisser W, Wells K, Werner M, Wilcke W, Manning P (2022) The supply of multiple ecosystem services requires biodiversity across spatial scales. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
  • Raderschall CA, Lundin O, Aguilera G, Lindström SA, Bommarco R (2022) Legacy of landscape crop diversity enhances carabid beetle species richness and promotes granivores. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 340: 108191.
  • Redlich S, Zhang J, Benjamin C, Dhillon MS, Englmeier J, Ewald J, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Hovestadt T, Kollmann J, Koellner T, Kübert-Flock C, Kunstmann H, Menzel A, Moning C, Peters W, Riebl R, Rummler T, Rojas-Botero S, Tobisch C, Uhler J, Uphus L, Müller J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Disentangling effects of climate and land use on biodiversity and ecosystem services - A multi-scale experimental design. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 13: 514–527.
  • Leverkus AB, Thorn S, Lindenmayer DB, Pausas JG (2022) Tree planting goals must account for wildfires. Science 376: 588-589.
  • Ocampo-Ariza C, Maas B, Castro-Namuche JP, Thomas E, Vansynghel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2022) Trait-dependent responses of birds and bats to season and dry forest distance in tropical agroforestry. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 325: 107751.
  • König S, Krauss J, Keller A, Bofinger L, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Phylogenetic relatedness of food plants reveals highest insect herbivore specialization at intermediate temperatures along a broad climatic gradient. Global Change Biology 28: 4027-4040.
  • Nooten SS, Chan KH, Schultheiss P, Bogar TA, Guenard B (2022) Ant body size mediates functional performance and species interactions in carrion decomposer communities. Functional Ecology 36: 1279-1291.
  • Lasway JV, Peters MK, Njovu HK, Eardley C, Pauly A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Agricultural intensification with seasonal fallow land promotes high bee diversity in Afrotropical drylands. Journal of Applied Ecology 59: 3014-3026.
  • Hornick T, Richter A, Harpole WS, Bastl M, Bohlmann S, Bonn A, Bumberger J, Dietrich P, Gemeinholzer B, Grote R, Heinold B, Keller A, Luttkus ML, Mäder P, Svara EM, Passonneau S, Punyasena SW, Rakosy D, Richter R, Sickel W, Steffan-Dewenter I, Theodorou P, Treudler R, Werchan B, Werchan M, Wolke R, Dunker S (2022) An integrative environmental pollen diversity assessment and its importance for the Sustainable Development Goals. PLANTS, PEOPLE, PLANET 4: 110-121.
  • Lasway JV, Steffan-Dewenter I, Njovu HK, Kinabo NR, Eardley C, Pauly A, Peters MK (2022) Positive effects of low grazing intensity on East African bee assemblages mediated by increases in floral resources. Biological Conservation 267: 109490.
  • Ronchetti F, Polidori C, Schmitt T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A (2022) Bacterial gut microbiomes of aculeate brood parasites overlap with their aculeate hosts’, but have higher diversity and specialization. {FEMS} Microbiology Ecology 98.
  • Lettenmaier L, Seibold S, Bässler C, Brandl R, Gruppe A, Müller J, Hagge J (2022) Beetle diversity is higher in sunny forests due to higher microclimatic heterogeneity in deadwood. Oecologia 198: 825-834.
  • Schultheiss P, Nooten SS, Wang R, Wong MKL, Brassard F, Guénard B (2022) The abundance, biomass, and distribution of ants on Earth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119: e2201550119.
  • Ziegler A, Meyer H, Otte I, Peters MK, Appelhans T, Behler C, Böhning-Gaese K, Classen A, Detsch F, Deckert J, Eardley CD, Ferger SW, Fischer M, Gebert F, Haas M, Helbig-Bonitz M, Hemp A, Hemp C, Kakengi V, Mayr AV, Ngereza C, Reudenbach C, Röder J, Rutten G, Costa DS, Schleuning M, Ssymank A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tardanico J, Tschapka M, Vollstädt MGR, Wöllauer S, Zhang J, Brandl R, Nauss T (2022) Potential of Airborne LiDAR Derived Vegetation Structure for the Prediction of Animal Species Richness at Mount Kilimanjaro. Remote Sensing 14: 786.
  • Moreaux C, Meireles DA, Sonne J, Badano EI, Classen A, González-Chaves A, Hipólito J, Klein A-M, Maruyama PK, Metzger JP, Philpott SM, Rahbek C, Saturni FT, Sritongchuay T, Tscharntke T, Uno S, Vergara CH, Viana BF, Strange N, Dalsgaard B (2022) The value of biotic pollination and dense forest for fruit set of {Arabica} coffee: {A} global assessment. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 323: 107680.
  • Castle D, Alkassab AT, Bischoff G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Pistorius J (2022) High nutritional status promotes vitality of honey bees and mitigates negative effects of pesticides. Science of The Total Environment 806: 151280.
  • Ditzel P, König S, Musembi P, Peters MK (2022) Correlation between Coral Reef Condition and the Diversity and Abundance of Fishes and Sea Urchins on an East African Coral Reef. Oceans 3: 1-14.
  • Dhillon MS, Dahms T, Kübert-Flock C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Zhang J, Ullmann T (2022) Spatiotemporal Fusion Modelling Using STARFM: Examples of Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 NDVI in Bavaria. Remote Sensing 14: 677.
  • Thiemann M, Riebl R, Haensel M, Schmitt TM, Steinbauer MJ, Landwehr T, Fricke U, Redlich S, Koellner T (2022) Perceptions of ecosystem services: Comparing socio-cultural and environmental influences. PLOS ONE 17: 1-20.
  • Degen T, Kolláth Z, Degen J (2022) X,Y, and Z: A bird’s eye view on light pollution. Ecology and Evolution 12.
  • Thorn S, König S, Fischer-Leipold O, Gombert J, Griese J, Thein J (2022) Temperature preferences drive additive biotic homogenization of Orthoptera assemblages. Biology Letters 18.
  • Degen J, Storms M, Lee CB, Jechow A, Stöckl AL, Hölker F, Jakhar A, Walter T, Walter S, Mitesser O, Hovestadt T, Degen T (2022) Streetlights affect moth orientation beyond flight-to-light behaviour.
  • Tscharntke T, Ocampo-Ariza C, Vansynghel J, Ivañez-Ballesteros B, Aycart P, Rodriguez L, Ramirez M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Maas B, Thomas E (2022) Socio-ecological benefits of fine-flavor cacao in its center of origin. Conservation Letters 16.
  • Uhl B, Krah F-S, Baldrian P, Brandl R, Hagge J, Müller J, Thorn S, Vojtech T, Bässler C (2022) Snags, logs, stumps, and microclimate as tools optimizing deadwood enrichment for forest biodiversity. Biological Conservation 270: 109569.
  • Courbaud B, Larrieu L, Kozak D, Kraus D, Lachat T, Ladet S, Müller J, Paillet Y, Sagheb-Talebi K, Schuck A, Stillhard J, Svoboda M, Zudin S (2022) Factors influencing the rate of formation of tree-related microhabitats and implications for biodiversity conservation and forest management. Journal of Applied Ecology 59: 492–503.
  • Vansynghel J, Ocampo-Ariza C, Maas B, Martin EA, Thomas E, Hanf-Dressler T, Schumacher N-C, Ulloque-Samatelo C, Yovera FF, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Quantifying services and disservices provided by insects and vertebrates in cacao agroforestry landscapes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 289.
  • Chaianunporn T, Hovestadt T (2022) Emergence of spatially structured populations by area‐concentrated search. Ecology and Evolution 12.
  • Castillo R, Wurdack M, Pauli T, Keller A, Feldhaar H, Polidori C, Niehuis O, Schmitt T (2022) Evidence for a chemical arms race between cuckoo wasps of the genus Hedychrum and their distantly related host apoid wasps. BMC Ecology and Evolution 22: 138-.
  • Storms M, Jakhar A, Mitesser O, Jechow A, Hölker F, Degen T, Hovestadt T, Degen J (2022) The rising moon promotes mate finding in moths. Communications Biology 5: 393.
  • Busse A, Cizek L, C\’ızková P, Drag L, Dvorak V, Foit J, Heurich M, Hubený P, Kasák J, Kittler F, Kozel P, Lettenmaier L, Nigl L, Procházka J, Rothacher J, Straubinger C, Thorn S, Müller J (2022) Forest dieback in a protected area triggers the return of the primeval forest specialist Peltis grossa (Coleoptera, Trogossitidae). Conservation Science and Practice 4.
  • Busse A, Bässler C, Brandl R, Friess N, Hacker H, Heidrich L, Hilmers T, Merkel-Wallner G, Schmid-Egger C, Seifert L, Müller J (2022) Light and Malaise traps tell different stories about the spatial variations in arthropod biomass and method-specific insect abundance. Insect Conservation and Diversity.
  • Viljur M-L, Abella SR, Adámek M, Alencar JBR, Barber NA, Beudert B, Burkle LA, Cagnolo L, Campos BR, Chao A, Chergui B, Choi C-Y, Cleary DFR, Davis TS, Dechnik-Vázquez YA, Downing WM, Fuentes-Ramirez A, Gandhi KJK, Gehring C, Georgiev KB, Gimbutas M, Gongalsky KB, Gorbunova AY, Greenberg CH, Hylander K, Jules ES, Korobushkin DI, Köster K, Kurth V, Lanham JD, Lazarina M, Leverkus AB, Lindenmayer D, Marra DM, Martín-Pinto P, Meave JA, Moretti M, Nam H-Y, Obrist MK, Petanidou T, Pons P, Potts SG, Rapoport IB, Rhoades PR, Richter C, Saifutdinov RA, Sanders NJ, Santos X, Steel Z, Tavella J, Wendenburg C, Wermelinger B, Zaitsev AS, Thorn S (2022) The effect of natural disturbances on forest biodiversity: an ecological synthesis. Biological Reviews.
  • Buellesbach J, Holze H, Schrader L, Liebig J, Schmitt T, Gadau J, Niehuis O (2022) Genetic and genomic architecture of species-specific cuticular hydrocarbon variation in parasitoid wasps. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 289.
  • Brenzinger K, Maihoff F, Peters MK, Schimmer L, Bischler T, Classen A (2022) Temperature and livestock grazing trigger transcriptome responses in bumblebees along an elevational gradient. iScience 25: 105175.
  • Brabcová V, Tláskal V, Lepinay C, Zrůstová P, Eichlerová I, Štursová M, Müller J, Brandl R, Bässler C, Baldrian P (2022) Fungal community development in decomposing fine deadwood is largely affected by microclimate. Frontiers in Microbiology 13.
  • Boff S, Conrad T, Raizer J, Wehrhahn M, Bayer M, Friedel A, Theodorou P, Schmitt T, Lupi D (2022) Low toxicity crop fungicide (fenbuconazole) impacts reproductive male quality signals leading to a reduction of mating success in a wild solitary bee. Journal of Applied Ecology.
  • Boetzl FA, Krimmer E, Holzschuh A, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Arthropod overwintering in agri-environmental scheme flowering fields differs among pollinators and natural enemies. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 330: 107890.
  • Benjamin CS, Uphus L, Lüpke M, Rojas-Botero S, Dhillon MS, Englmeier J, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Redlich S, Riebl R, Tobisch C, Uhler J, Zhang J, Menzel A, Peters W (2022) Modelling the Relative Abundance of Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus L.) along a Climate and Land-Use Gradient. Animals 12: 222.
  • Welti EAR, Zajicek P, Frenzel M, Ayasse M, Bornholdt T, Buse J, Classen A, Dziock F, Engelmann RA, Englmeier J, Fellendorf M, Förschler MI, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Hippke M, Hoenselaar G, Kaus‐Thiel A, Kerner J, Kilian D, Mandery K, Marten A, Monaghan MT, Morkel C, Müller J, Puffpaff S, Redlich S, Richter R, Rojas‐Botero S, Scharnweber T, Scheiffarth G, Yáñez PS, Schumann R, Seibold S, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Stoll S, Tobisch C, Twietmeyer S, Uhler J, Vogt J, Weis D, Weisser WW, Wilmking M, Haase P (2022) Temperature drives variation in flying insect biomass across a {German} malaise trap network. Insect Conservation and Diversity 15: 168-180.
  • Aszalós R, Thom D, Aakala T, Angelstam P, Brūmelis G, Gálhidy L, Gratzer G, Hlásny TH, Katzensteiner K, Kovács B, Knoke T, Larrieu L, Motta R, Müller J, Ódor P, Roženbergar D, Paillet Y, Pitar D, Standovár T, Svoboda M, Szwagrzyk J, Toscani P, Keeton WS (2022) Natural disturbance regimes as a guide for sustainable forest management in Europe. Ecological Applications 32.
  • Allen-Perkins A, Magrach A, Dainese M, Garibaldi LA, Kleijn D, Rader R, Reilly JR, (. ) (2022) CropPol: A Dynamic, Open and Global Database on Crop Pollination.. Ecology 103: e3614.
  • Storms M, Jakhar A, Mitesser O, Jechow A, Hölker F, Degen T, Hovestadt T, Degen J (2022) The rising moon promotes mate finding in moths. Communications Biology 5: 393.
  • Vansynghel J, Ocampo-Ariza C, Maas B, Martin EA, Thomas E, Hanf-Dressler T, Schumacher N-C, Ulloque-Samatelo C, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Cacao flower visitation: Low pollen deposition, low fruit set and dominance of herbivores. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 3: e12140.
  • Sponsler DB, Requier F, Kallnik K, Classen A, Maihoff F, Sieger J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Contrasting patterns of richness, abundance, and turnover in mountain bumble bees and their floral hosts. Ecology: e3712.
  • Dzekashu FF, Yusuf AA, Pirk CWW, Steffan-Dewenter I, Lattorff HMG, Peters MK (2022) Floral turnover and climate drive seasonal bee diversity along a tropical elevation gradient. Ecosphere 13: e3964.
  • Sire L, P SY, Wang C, Bézier A, Courtial B, Cours J, Fontaneto D, Larrieu L, Bouget C, Thorn S, Müller J, Yu D, Monaghan M, Herniou E, Lopez-Vaamonde C (2022) Climate-induced forest dieback drives compositional changes in insect communities that are more pronounced for rare species. Communications Biology 5: 57.
  • Englmeier J, von Hoermann C, Rieker D, Benbow ME, Benjamin C, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Lackner T, Mitesser O, Redlich S, Riebl R, Rojas-Botero S, Rummler T, Salamon J-A, Sommer D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tobisch C, Uhler J, Uphus L, Zhang J, Müller J (2022) Dung-visiting beetle diversity is mainly affected by land use, while community specialization is driven by climate. Ecology and Evolution 12.
  • Fahrig L, Watling JI, Arnillas CA, Arroyo-Rodr\’ıguez V, Jörger-Hickfang T, Müller J, Pereira HM, Riva F, Rösch V, Seibold S, Tscharntke T, May F (2022) Resolving the SLOSS dilemma for biodiversity conservation: a research agenda. Biological Reviews 97: 99–114.
  • Fricke U, Steffan-Dewenter I, Zhang J, Tobisch C, Rojas-Botero S, Benjamin CS, Englmeier J, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Riebl R, Uhler J, Uphus L, Ewald J, Kollmann J, Redlich S (2022) Landscape diversity and local temperature, but not climate, affect arthropod predation among habitat types. PLOS ONE 17: 1-15.
  • Englmeier J, Mitesser O, Benbow ME, Hothorn T, von Hoermann C, Benjamin C, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Redlich S, Riebl R, Botero SR, Rummler T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stengel E, Tobisch C, Uhler J, Uphus L, Zhang J, Müller J (2022) Diverse Effects of Climate, Land Use, and Insects on Dung and Carrion Decomposition. Ecosystems.
  • Fricke U, Redlich S, Zhang J, Tobisch C, Rojas-Botero S, Benjamin CS, Englmeier J, Ganuza C, Riebl R, Uhler J, Uphus L, Ewald J, Kollmann J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Plant richness, land use and temperature differently shape invertebrate leaf-chewing herbivory on plant functional groups. Oecologia 199: 407-417.
  • Sponsler D, Kallnik K, Requier F, Classen A, Maihoff AF, Sieger J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Floral preferences of mountain bumble bees are constrained by functional traits but flexible through elevation and season. Oikos: e08902.
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  • Soon V, Castillo-Cajas RF, Johansson N, Paukkunen J, Rosa P, Ødegaard F, Schmitt T, Niehuis O (2021) Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profile Analyses Help Clarify the Species Identity of Dry-Mounted Cuckoo Wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae), Including Type Material, and Reveal Evidence for a Cryptic Species. Insect Systematics and Diversity 5: 1.
  • Buellesbach J, Diao W, Schmitt T, Beukeboom LW (2021) Cuticular hydrocarbons on old museum specimens of the Spiny Mason Wasp, Odynerus spinipes, (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) shed light on the distribution and on regional frequencies of distinct chemotypes. Ecological Entomology 47: 38-51.
  • Neyret M, Fischer M, Allan E, Hölzel N, Klaus V, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Provost GL, Peter S, Schenk N, Simons N, van der Plas F, Binkenstein J, Börschig C, Jung K, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schäfer M, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Tschapka M, Westphal C, Manning P (2021) Assessing the impact of grassland management on landscape multifunctionality. Ecosystem Services 52: 101366.
  • Le Provost G, Thiele J, Westphal C, Penone C, Allan E, Neyret M, van der Plas F, Ayasse M, Bardgett RD, Birkhofer K, Boch S, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Feldhaar H, Gaulton R, Goldmann K, Gossner MM, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Renner S, Scherreiks P, Sikorski J, Baulechner D, Blüthgen N, Bolliger R, Börschig C, Busch V, Chisté M, Fiore-Donno AM, Fischer M, Arndt H, Hoelzel N, John K, Jung K, Lange M, Marzini C, Overmann J, Paŝalić E, Perović DJ, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sonnemann I, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tschapka M, Türke M, Vogt J, Wehner K, Weiner C, Weisser W, Wells K, Werner M, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Zaitsev AS, Manning P (2021) Contrasting responses of above- and belowground diversity to multiple components of land-use intensity. Nature Communications 12: 3918.
  • Latifi H, Holzwarth S, Skidmore A, Bruna J, Cervenka J, Darvishzadeh R, Hais M, Heiden U, Homolová L, Krzystek P, Schneider T, Starý M, Wang T, Müller J, Heurich M (2021) A laboratory for conceiving Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs)—The `Data pool initiative for the Bohemian Forest Ecosystem’. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 12: 2073-2083.
  • Vogel C, Chunga TL, Sun X, Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Higher bee abundance, but not pest abundance, in landscapes with more agriculture on a late-flowering legume crop in tropical smallholder farms. PeerJ 9: e10732.
  • Boff S, Friedel A (2021) Dynamics of nest occupation and homing of solitary bees in painted trap nests. Ecological Entomology 46: 496-499.
  • Boff S, Scheiner R, Raizer J, Lupi D (2021) Survival rate and changes in foraging performances of solitary bees exposed to a novel insecticide. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 211: 111869.
  • Villagomez GN, Nürnberger F, Requier F, Schiele S, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2021) Effects of temperature and photoperiod on the seasonal timing of {Western} honey bee colonies and an early spring flowering plant. Ecology and Evolution 11: 7834-7849.
  • Lasway J, Kinabo N, Mremi R, Martin E, Nyakunga O, Sanya J, Rwegasira GM, Lesio N, Gideon H, Pauly A, Eardley C, Peters M, Peterson A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Njovu H (2021) A synopsis of the Bee occurrence data of northern Tanzania. Biodiversity Data Journal 9: e68190.
  • Buellesbach J, Diao W, Schmitt T, Beukeboom LW (2021) Micro-climate correlations and conserved sexual dimorphism of cuticular hydrocarbons in European populations of the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Ecological Entomology.
  • Nuotclà JA, Diehl JMC, Taborsky M (2021) Habitat Quality Determines Dispersal Decisions and Fitness in a Beetle – Fungus Mutualism. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 602672.
  • Nooten SS, Lee RH, Guénard B (2021) Evaluating the conservation value of sacred forests for ant taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity in highly degraded landscapes. Biological Conservation 261: 109286.
  • Larrieu L, Cabanettes A, Courbaud B, Goulard M, Heintz W, Kozák D, Kraus D, Lachat T, Ladet S, Müller J, Paillet Y, Schuck A, Stillhard J, Svoboda M (2021) Co-occurrence patterns of tree-related microhabitats: A method to simplify routine monitoring. Ecological Indicators 127: 107757.
  • Sommerfeld A, Rammer W, Heurich M, Hilmers T, Müller J, Seidl R (2021) Do bark beetle outbreaks amplify or dampen future bark beetle disturbances in Central Europe?. Journal of Ecology 109: 737-749.
  • Njovu HK, Steffan-Dewenter I, Gebert F, Schellenberger Costa D, Kleyer M, Wagner T, Peters MK (2021) Plant traits mediate the effects of climate on phytophagous beetle diversity on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Ecology 102: e03521.
  • Duque L, Poelman EH, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Effects of ozone stress on flowering phenology, plant-pollinator interactions and plant reproductive success. Environmental Pollution 272: 115953.
  • Burner RC, Birkemoe T, Stephan JG, Drag L, Muller J, Ovaskainen O, Potterf M, Skarpaas O, Snall T, Sverdrup-Thygeson A (2021) Choosy beetles: How host trees and southern boreal forest naturalness may determine dead wood beetle communities. Forest Ecology and Management 487: 119023.
  • 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: 503-523.
  • Albrecht J, Peters MK, Becker JN, Behler C, Classen A, Ensslin A, Ferger SW, Gebert F, Gerschlauer F, Helbig-Bonitz M, Kindeketa WJ, Kühnel A, Mayr AV, Njovu HK, Pabst H, Pommer U, Röder J, Rutten G, Schellenberger Costa D, Sierra-Cornejo N, Vogeler A, Vollstädt MGR, Dulle HI, Eardley CD, Howell KM, Keller A, Peters RS, Kakengi V, Hemp C, Zhang J, Manning P, Mueller T, Bogner C, Böhning-Gaese K, Brandl R, Hertel D, Huwe B, Kiese R, Kleyer M, Leuschner C, Kuzyakov Y, Nauss T, Tschapka M, Fischer M, Hemp A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Schleuning M (2021) Species richness is more important for ecosystem functioning than species turnover along an elevational gradient. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
  • Alciatore G, Ugelvig LV, Frank E, Bidaux J, Gal A, Schmitt T, Kronauer DJC, Ulrich Y (2021) Immune challenges increase network centrality in a queenless ant. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288: 20211456.
  • Mayr AV, Keller A, Peters MK, Grimmer G, Krischke B, Geyer M, Schmitt T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Cryptic species and hidden ecological interactions of halictine bees along an elevational gradient. Ecology and Evolution 11: 7700-7712.
  • Mayr AV, Requier F, Peters MK, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Seasonal variation in the ecology of tropical cavity-nesting Hymenoptera on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Frontiers of Biogeography.
  • Moris VC, Christmann K, Wirtgen A, Belokobylskij SA, Berg A, Liebig W-H, Soon V, Baur H, Schmitt T, Niehuis O (2021) Cuticular hydrocarbons on old museum specimens of the spiny mason wasp, Odynerus spinipes (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae), shed light on the distribution and on regional frequencies of distinct chemotypes. Chemoecology 31: 311-322.
  • Senapathi D, Fründ J, Albrecht M, Garratt MPD, Kleijn D, Pickles BJ, Potts SG, An J, Andersson GKS, Bänsch S, Basu P, Benjamin F, Bezerra ADM, Bhattacharya R, Biesmeijer JC, Blaauw B, Blitzer EJ, Brittain CA, Carvalheiro LG, Cariveau DP, Chakraborty P, Chatterjee A, Chatterjee S, Cusser S, Danforth BN, Degani E, Freitas BM, Garibaldi LA, Geslin B, de Groot GA, Harrison T, Howlett B, Isaacs R, Jha S, Klatt BK, Krewenka K, Leigh S, Lindström SAM, Mandelik Y, McKerchar M, Park M, Pisanty G, Rader R, Reemer M, Rundlöf M, Smith B, Smith HG, Silva PN, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Webber S, Westbury DB, Westphal C, Wickens JB, Wickens VJ, Winfree R, Zhang H, Klein A-M (2021) Wild insect diversity increases inter-annual stability in global crop pollinator communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288: 20210212.
  • Bae S, Müller J, Förster B, Hilmers T, Hochrein S, Jacobs M, Leroy BML, Pretzsch H, Weisser WW, Mitesser O (2021) Tracking the temporal dynamics of insect defoliation by high-resolution radar satellite data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
  • Bald V, Boetzl FA, Krauss J (2021) Where do hamsters go after cereal harvest? A case study.. Basic and Applied Ecology 54: 98-107.
  • Schilcher F, Hilsmann L, Rauscher L, Degirmenci L, Krischke M, Krischke B, Ankenbrand M, Rutschmann B, Mueller MJ, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheiner R (2021) In Vitro Rearing Changes Social Task Performance and Physiology in Honeybees. Insects 13: 4.
  • Boetzl FA, Krauss J, Heinze J, Hoffmann H, Juffa J, König S, Krimmer E, Prante M, Martin EA, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) A multitaxa assessment of the effectiveness of agri-environmental schemes for biodiversity management. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118: e2016038118.
  • Maas B, Brandl M, Hussain RI, Frank T, Zulka KP, Rabl D, Walcher R, Moser D (2021) Functional traits driving pollinator and predator responses to newly established grassland strips in agricultural landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology.
  • Walter T, Degen J, Pfeiffer K, Stöckl A, Montenegro S, Degen T (2021) A new innovative real-time tracking method for flying insects applicable under natural conditions. BMC Zoology 6.
  • Loos J, Krauss J, Lyons A, Föst S, Ohlendorf C, Racky S, Röder M, Hudel L, Herfert V, Tscharntke T (2021) Local and landscape responses of biodiversity in calcareous grasslands. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 2415-2432.
  • Müller J, Schuh R (2021) A new species of Tarphius Erichson, 1845 (Coleoptera: Zopheridae) from Iran. Zootaxa 5005: 375-380.
  • von Hoermann C, Lackner T, Sommer D, Heurich M, Benbow ME, Müller J (2021) Carcasses at Fixed Locations Host a Higher Diversity of Necrophilous Beetles. Insects 12: 412.
  • Vogel S, Prinzing A, Bußler H, Müller J, Schmidt S, Thorn S (2021) Abundance, not diversity, of host beetle communities determines abundance and diversity of parasitoids in deadwood. Ecology and Evolution 11: 6881-6888.
  • Blasi M, Bartomeus I, Bommarco R, Gagic V, Garratt M, Holzschuh A, Kleijn D, Lindström SAM, Olsson P, Polce C, Potts SG, Rundlöf M, Scheper J, Smith HG, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Clough Y (2021) Evaluating predictive performance of statistical models explaining wild bee abundance in a mass‐flowering crop. Ecography 44: 525-536.
  • Vogel S, Bussler H, Finnberg S, Müller J, Stengel E, S T (2021) Diversity and conservation of saproxylic beetles in 42 European tree species: an experimental approach using early successional stages of branches. Insect Conservation and Diversity 14: 412-414.
  • Leverkus AB, Thorn S, Gustafsson L, Noss R, Müller J, Pausas JG, Lindenmayer DB (2021) Environmental policies to cope with novel disturbance regimes–steps to address a world scientists’ warning to humanity. Environmental Research Letters 16: 021003.
  • Leroy BML, Lemme H, Braumiller P, Hilmers T, Jacobs M, Hochrein S, Kienlein S, Müller J, Pretzsch H, Stimm K, Seibold S, Jaworek J, Hahn WA, Müller-Kroehling S, Weisser WW (2021) Relative impacts of gypsy moth outbreaks and insecticide treatments on forest resources and ecosystems: An experimental approach. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 2.
  • Burner RC, Stephan JG, Drag L, Birkemoe T, Muller J, Snäll T, Ovaskainen O, Potterf M, Siitonen J, Skarpaas O, Doerfler I, Gossner MM, Schall P, Weisser WW, Sverdrup-Thygeson A (2021) Traits mediate niches and co-occurrences of forest beetles in ways that differ among bioclimatic regions. Journal of Biogeography 48: 3145-3157.
  • Herbertsson L, Ekroos J, Albrecht M, Bartomeus I, Batáry P, Bommarco R, Caplat P, Diekötter T, Eikestam JM, Entling MH, Farbu S, Farwig N, Gonzalez-Varo JP, Hass AL, Holzschuh A, Hopfenmüller S, Jakobsson A, Jauker B, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Kleve W, Kunin WE, Lindström SA, Mullen S, Öckinger E, Petanidou T, Potts SG, Power EF, Rundlöf M, Seibel K, Sõber V, Söderman A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Teder T, Tscharntke T, Smith HG (2021) Bees increase seed set of wild plants while the proportion of arable land has a variable effect on pollination in {European} agricultural landscapes. Plant Ecology and Evolution 154: 341-350.
  • Eberle J, Husemann M, Doerfler I, Ulrich W, Müller J, Bouget C, Brin A, Gossner M, Heilmann-Clausen J, Isacsson G, Kritín A, Lachat T, Larrieu L, Rigling A, Schmidl J, Seibold S, Vandekerkhove K, Habel J (2021) Molecular biogeography of the fungus-dwelling saproxylic beetle Bolitophagus reticulatus indicates rapid expansion from glacial refugia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 133: 766-778.
  • Kriegel P, Matevski D, Schuldt A (2021) Monoculture and mixture-planting of non-native Douglas fir alters species composition, but promotes the diversity of ground beetles in a temperate forest system. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 1479-1499.
  • Tommasi N, Biella P, Guzzetti L, Lasway JV, Njovu HK, Tapparo A, Agostinetto G, Peters MK, Steffan-Dewenter I, Labra M, Galimberti A (2021) Impact of land use intensification and local features on plants and pollinators in Sub-Saharan smallholder farms. Agriculture, Ecosystems \& Environment 319: 107560.
  • Redlich S, Martin EA, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2021) Sustainable landscape, soil and crop management practices enhance biodiversity and yield in conventional cereal systems. Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 507-517.
  • Redlich S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Uhler J, Müller J (2021) Hover flies: {An} incomplete indicator of biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118: e2112619118.
  • Hagge J, Müller J, Birkemoe T, Buse J, Christensen RHB, Gossner MM, Gruppe A, Heibl C, Jarzabek-Müller A, Seibold S, Siitonen J, Soutinho JG, Sverdrup-Thygeson A, Thorn S, Drag L (2021) What does a threatened saproxylic beetle look like? Modelling extinction risk using a new morphological trait database. Journal of Animal Ecology 90: 1934-1947.
  • Hutchinson LA, Oliver TH, Breeze TD, Bailes EJ, Brünjes L, Campbell AJ, Erhardt A, de Groot GA, Földesi R, García D, Goulson D, Hainaut H, Hambäck PA, Holzschuh A, Jauker F, Klatt BK, Klein A-M, Kleijn D, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Krimmer E, McKerchar M, Miñarro M, Phillips BB, Potts SG, Pufal G, Radzevičiūtė R, Roberts SP, Samnegård U, Schulze J, Shaw RF, Tscharntke T, Vereecken NJ, Westbury DB, Westphal C, Wietzke A, Woodcock BA, Garratt MP (2021) Using ecological and field survey data to establish a national list of the wild bee pollinators of crops. Agriculture, Ecosystems \& Environment 315: 107447.
  • Roth N, Hacker HH, Heidrich L, Friess N, Garc\’ıa-Barros E, Habel JC, Thorn S, Müller J (2021) Host specificity and species colouration mediate the regional decline of nocturnal moths in central European forests. Ecography 44: 941-952.
  • Pauli T, Meusemann K, Kukowka S, Sann M, Donath A, Mayer C, Oeyen JP, Ballesteros Y, Berg A, van den Berghe E, Escalona HE, Guglielmino A, Niehuis M, Olmi M, Podsiadlowski L, Polidori C, de Rond J, Rosa P, Schmitt T, Strumia F, Wurdack M, Liu S, Zhou X, Misof B, Peters RS, Niehuis O (2021) Analysis of RNA-Seq, DNA Target Enrichment, and Sanger Nucleotide Sequence Data Resolves Deep Splits in the Phylogeny of Cuckoo Wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). Insect Systematics and Diversity 5: 1.
  • Hartke J, Waldvogel A-M, Sprenger PP, Schmitt T, Menzel F, Pfenninger M, Feldmeyer B (2021) Little parallelism in genomic signatures of local adaptation in two sympatric, cryptic sister species. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 34: 937-952.
  • Heidrich L, Pinkert S, Brandl R, Bässler C, Hacker H, Roth N, Busse A, Müller J, Friess N (2021) Noctuid and geometrid moth assemblages show divergent elevational gradients in body size and color lightness. Ecography 44: 1169-1179.
  • Helfrich-Förster C, Monecke S, Spiousas I, Hovestadt T, Mitesser O, Wehr TA (2021) Women temporarily synchronize their menstrual cycles with the luminance and gravimetric cycles of the Moon. Science Advances 7.
  • Hood GR, Jennings JH, Bruzzese DJ, Beehler M, Schmitt T, Feder JL, Etges WJ (2021) Cuticular hydrocarbon variation among Rhagoletis fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): implications for premating reproductive isolation and ecological speciation. Ecological Entomology.
  • Duque L, Poelman EH, Steffan‑Dewenter I (2021) Plant age at the time of ozone exposure affects flowering patterns, biotic interactions and reproduction of wild mustard. Scientific Reports 11: 23448.
  • Hlásny T, König L, Krokene P, Lindner M, Montagné-Huck C, Müller J, Qin H, Raffa KF, Schelhaas M-J, Svoboda M, Viiri H, Seidl R (2021) Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Europe: State of Knowledge and Ways Forward for Management. Current Forestry Reports 7: 138-165.
  • Pfeiffer M, Küstner G, Erdenesukh E, von Tümpling W, Hofmann J (2021) Investigation of environmental and land use impacts in forested permafrost headwaters of the Selenga-Baikal river system, Mongolia - Effects on discharge, water quality and macroinvertebrate diversity. International Soil and Water Conservation Research 9: 605-619.
  • Ruf F, Mitesser O, Mungwa ST, Horn M, Rieger D, Hovestadt T, Wegener C (2021) Natural Zeitgebers Under Temperate Conditions Cannot Compensate for the Loss of a Functional Circadian Clock in Timing of a Vital Behavior in Drosophila. Journal of Biological Rhythms 36: 271-285.
  • Uhler J, Redlich S, Zhang J, Hothorn T, Tobisch C, Ewald J, Thorn S, Seibold S, Mitesser O, Morinière J, Bozicevic V, Benjamin CS, Englmeier J, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Riebl R, Rojas-Botero S, Rummler T, Uphus L, Schmidt S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Müller J (2021) Relationship of insect biomass and richness with land use along a climate gradient. Nature communications 12: 1-9.
  • Figueiredo L, Leidinger L, Steffan-Dewenter I, Sarmento Cabral J (2021) Evolutionary rescue and community re-assembly contribute to the waiving of extinction debts: submitted.
  • Kriegel P, Fritze M-A, Thorn S (2021) Surface temperature and shrub cover drive ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages in short-rotation coppices. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 23: 400-410.
  • 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 224.
  • Otieno M, Joshi N, Rutschmann B (2021) Flower visitors of Streptocarpus teitensis: implications for conservation of a critically endangered African violet species in Kenya. {PeerJ} 9: e10473.
  • Georgiev KB, Beudert B, Bässler C, Feldhaar H, Heibl C, Karasch P, Müller J, Perlík M, Weiss I, Thorn S (2021) Forest disturbance and salvage logging have neutral long-term effects on drinking water quality but alter biodiversity. Forest Ecology and Management 495: 119354.
  • Bässler C, Brandl R, Müller J, Krah FS, Reinelt A, Halbwachs H (2021) Global analysis reveals an environmentally driven latitudinal pattern in mushroom size across fungal species. Ecology Letters 24: 658-667.
  • Kortmann M, Müller JC, Baier R, Bässler C, Buse J, Cholewińska O, Förschler MI, Georgiev KB, Hilszczański J, Jaroszewicz B, Jaworski T, Kaufmann S, Kuijper D, Lorz J, Lotz A, Łubek A, Mayer M, Mayerhofer S, Meyer S, Morinière J, Popa F, Reith H, Roth N, Seibold S, Seidl R, Stengel E, Wolski GJ, Thorn S (2021) Ecology versus society: Impacts of bark beetle infestations on biodiversity and restorativeness in protected areas of Central Europe. Biological Conservation 254: 108931.
  • Campos MG, Anjos O, Chica M, Campoy P, Nozkova J, Almaraz-Abarca N, Barreto LMRC, Nordi JC, Estevinho LM, Pascoal A, Paula VB, Chopina A, Dias LG, j. Tešić Živoslav L, Mosić MD, Kostić A Ž., Pešić MB, Milojković-Opsenica DM, Sickel W, Ankenbrand MJ, Grimmer G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A, Förster F, Tananaki CH, Liolios V, Kanelis D, Rodopoulou M-A, Thrasyvoulou A, Paulo L, Kast C, Lucchetti MA, Glauser G, Lokutova O, de Almeida-Muradian LB, Szczęsna T, Carreck NL (2021) Standard methods for pollen research. Journal of Apicultural Research 60: 1-109.
  • Uphus L, Lüpke M, Yuan Y, Benjamin C, Englmeier J, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Schwindl M, Uhler J, Menzel A (2021) Climate Effects on Vertical Forest Phenology of Fagus sylvatica L., Sensed by Sentinel-2, Time Lapse Camera, and Visual Ground Observations. Remote Sensing 13: 3982.
  • Seibold S, Rammer W, Hothorn T, Seidl R, Ulyshen MD, Lorz J, Cadotte MW, Lindenmayer DB, Adhikari YP, Aragón R, Bae S, Baldrian P, Barimani Varandi H, Barlow J, Bässler C, Beauchêne J, Berenguer E, Bergamin RS, Birkemoe T, Boros G, Brandl R, Brustel H, Burton PJ, Cakpo-Tossou YT, Castro J, Cateau E, Cobb TP, Farwig N, Fernández RD, Firn J, Gan KS, González G, Gossner MM, Habel JC, Hébert C, Heibl C, Heikkala O, Hemp A, Hemp C, Hjältén J, Hotes S, Kouki J, Lachat T, Liu J, Liu Y, Luo Y-H, Macandog DM, Martina PE, Mukul SA, Nachin B, Nisbet K, O’Halloran J, Oxbrough A, Pandey JN, Pavlíček T, Pawson SM, Rakotondranary JS, Ramanamanjato J-B, Rossi L, Schmidl J, Schulze M, Seaton S, Stone MJ, Stork NE, Suran B, Sverdrup-Thygeson A, Thorn S, Thyagarajan G, Wardlaw TJ, Weisser WW, Yoon S, Zhang N, Müller J (2021) The contribution of insects to global forest deadwood decomposition. Nature 597: 77-81.
  • Sagwe RN, Peters MK, Dubois T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Lattorff HMG (2021) Pollinator supplementation mitigates pollination deficits in smallholder avocado (Persea americana Mill.) production systems in Kenya. Basic and Applied Ecology 56: 392-400.
  • Cours J, Larrieu L, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Müller J, Parmain G, Thorn S, Bouget C (2021) Contrasting responses of habitat conditions and insect biodiversity to pest- or climate-induced dieback in coniferous mountain forests. Forest Ecology and Management 482: 118811.
  • Kohl PL, Rutschmann B (2021) Honey bees communicate distance via non-linear waggle duration functions. {PeerJ} 9: e11187.
  • Seibold S, Hothorn T, Gossner MM, Simons NK, Blüthgen N, Müller J, Ambarl{\i} D, Ammer C, Bauhus J, Fischer M, Habel JC, Penone C, Schall P, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW (2021) Insights from regional and short-term biodiversity monitoring datasets are valuable: a reply to Daskalova et al . 2021. Insect Conservation and Diversity 14: 144-148.
2020[ to top ]
  • Peters MK, Classen A, Müller J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020) Increasing the phylogenetic coverage for understanding broad-scale diversity gradients. Oecologia 192: 629-639.
  • Otieno M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Potts SG, Kinuthia W, Kasina MJ, Garratt MP (2020) Enhancing legume crop pollination and natural pest regulation for improved food security in changing {African} landscapes. Global Food Security 26: 100394.
  • Polidori C, Ballesteros Y, Wurdack M, Asís JD, Tormos J, Baños-Picón L, Schmitt T (2020) Low Host Specialization in the Cuckoo Wasp, Parnopes grandior, Weakens Chemical Mimicry but Does Not Lead to Local Adaption. Insects 11: 136.
  • Polidori C, Geyer M, Schmitt T (2020) Do Sphecodes cuckoo bees use chemical insignificance to invade the nests of their social Lasioglossum bee hosts?. Apidologie 51: 147-162.
  • Vikuk V, Fuchs B, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Rueb S, Krauss J (2020) Alkaloid Concentrations of Lolium perenne Infected with Epichloë festucae var. lolii with Different Detection Methods—A Re-Evaluation of Intoxication Risk in Germany?. Journal of Fungi 6: 177.
  • Seitz N, vanEngelsdorp D, Leonhardt SD (2020) Are native and non‐native pollinator friendly plants equally valuable for native wild bee communities?. Ecology and Evolution 10: 12838-12850.
  • Rabl D, Alonso-Rodríguez AM, Brehm G, Fiedler K (2020) Trait Variation in Moths Mirrors Small-Scaled Ecological Gradients in A Tropical Forest Landscape. Insects 11: 612.
  • Yusuf A, Frank E, Fombong A, Pirk C, Crewe R, Schmitt T, Strube-Bloss M, Gordon I, B T (2020) Odour-mediated group organisation and coordination in the termite raiding ant Megaponera analis (Mayr). Chemical Senses 45: 635-644.
  • Voulgari-Kokota A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A (2020) Susceptibility of red mason bee larvae to bacterial threats due to microbiome exchange with imported pollen provisions. Insects 11: 373.
  • Requier F, Rome Q, Villemant C, Henry M (2020) A biodiversity-friendly method to mitigate the invasive Asian hornet’s impact on European honey bees. Journal of Pest Science 93: 1-9.
  • Sprenger PP, Müsse C, Hartke J, Feldmeyer B, Schmitt T, Gebauer G, Menzel F (2020) Dinner with the roommates: trophic niche differentiation and competition in a mutualistic ant-ant association. Ecological Entomology 46: 562-572.
  • Requier F, Paillet Y, Laroche F, Rutschmann B, Zhang J, Lombardi F, Svoboda M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020) Contribution of European forests to safeguard wild honeybee populations. Conservation Letters 13: e12693.
  • Weithmann S, von Hoermann C, Schmitt T, Steiger S, Ayasse M (2020) The Attraction of the Dung Beetle Anoplotrupes stercorosus (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) to Volatiles from Vertebrate Cadavers. Insects 11: 476.
  • Requier F, Jowanowitsch KK, Kallnik K, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2020) Limitation of complementary resources affects colony growth, foraging behavior, and reproduction in bumble bees. Ecology 101.
  • Requier F, Andersson GK, Oddi FJ, Garibaldi LA (2020) Citizen science in developing countries: how to improve volunteer participation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 18: 101-108.
  • Requier F, Jowanowitsch KK, Kallnik K, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2020) Assessing Resource Limitation in Bumblebee Ecology. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 101.
  • Ala‐Honkola O, Kauranen H, Tyukmaeva V, Boetzl FA, Hoikkala A, Schmitt T (2020) Diapause affects cuticular hydrocarbon composition and mating behavior of both sexes in Drosophila montana. Insect Science 27: 304-316.
  • Fuchs B, Kuhnert E, Krauss J (2020) Contrasting Effects of Grass - Endophyte Chemotypes on a Tri-Trophic Cascade. Journal of Chemical Ecology 46: 422-429.
  • Hopfenmüller S, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020) Effects of grazing intensity, habitat area and connectivity on snail-shell nesting bees. Biological Conservation 242: 108406.
  • Dainese M, Martin EA, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020) Why does biodiversity matter for agriculture?. TheScienceBreaker 06.
  • Değirmenci L, Geiger D, Rogé Ferreira FL, Keller A, Krischke B, Beye M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheiner R (2020) CRISPR/Cas 9-Mediated Mutations as a New Tool for Studying Taste in Honeybees. Chemical Senses 45: 655-666.
  • 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.
  • Kirchweger S, Clough Y, Kapfer M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kantelhardt J (2020) Do improved pollination services outweigh farm-economic disadvantages of working in small-structured agricultural landscapes? – Development and application of a bio-economic model. Ecological Economics 169: 106535.
  • 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: Biological Sciences 287: 20200190.
  • Krauss J, Vikuk V, Young CA, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Baerenfaller K (2020) Epichloë Endophyte Infection Rates and Alkaloid Content in Commercially Available Grass Seed Mixtures in Europe. Microorganisms 8: 498.
  • Krauss J, Vikuk V, Young CA, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Baerenfaller K (2020) Correction: Krauss, J., et al. Epichloë Endophyte Infection Rates and Alkaloid Content in Commercially Available Grass Seed Mixtures in Europe. Microorganisms 2020, 8, 498. Microorganisms 8: 1616.
  • Boetzl FA, Schuele M, Krauss J, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2020) Pest control potential of adjacent agri‐environment schemes varies with crop type and is shaped by landscape context and within‐field position. Journal of Applied Ecology 57: 1482-1493.
  • Cole LJ, Kleijn D, Dicks LV, Stout JC, Potts SG, Albrecht M, Balzan MV, Bartomeus I, Bebeli PJ, Bevk D, Biesmeijer JC, Chlebo R, Dautartė A, Emmanouil N, Hartfield C, Holland JM, Holzschuh A, Knoben NTJ, Kovács‐Hostyánszki A, Mandelik Y, Panou H, Paxton RJ, Petanidou T, Pinheiro de Carvalho MAA, Rundlöf M, Sarthou J, Stavrinides MC, Suso MJ, Szentgyörgyi H, Vaissière BE, Varnava A, Vilà M, Zemeckis R, Scheper J (2020) A critical analysis of the potential for EU Common Agricultural Policy measures to support wild pollinators on farmland. Journal of Applied Ecology 57: 681-694.
  • Flores-Rios A, Thomas E, Peri PP, Amelung W, Duarte-Guardia S, Borchard N, Lizárraga-Travaglini A, Vélez-Azañero A, Sheil D, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Ladd B (2020) Co-benefits of soil carbon protection for invertebrate conservation. Biological Conservation 252: 108859.
  • Boetzl FA, Franzen M (2020) Taxonomy and distribution of Cylindera germanica (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Middle East with the description of two new subspecies (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae). Zootaxa 4809: 95-110.
  • Classen A, Eardley CD, Hemp A, Peters MK, Peters RS, Ssymank A, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2020) Specialization of plant–pollinator interactions increases with temperature at Mt. Kilimanjaro. Ecology and Evolution 10: 2182-2195.
  • Biedermann PH, Vega FE (2020) Ecology and Evolution of Insect–Fungus Mutualisms. Annual Review of Entomology 65: 431-455.
  • Maas B, Thomas E, Ocampo-Ariza C, Vansynghel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2020) Transforming Tropical Agroforestry towards High Socio-Ecological Standards. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35: 1049-1052.
  • Grubbs KJ, Surup F, Biedermann PHW, McDonald BR, Klassen JL, Carlson CM, Clardy J, Currie CR (2020) Cycloheximide-Producing Streptomyces Associated With Xyleborinus saxesenii and Xyleborus affinis Fungus-Farming Ambrosia Beetles. Frontiers in Microbiology 11: 562140.
  • Bae S, Heidrich L, Levick SR, Gossner MM, Seibold S, Weisser WW, Magdon P, Serebryanyk A, Bässler C, Schäfer D, Schulze E-D, Doerfler I, Müller J, Jung K, Heurich M, Fischer M, Roth N, Schall P, Boch S, Wöllauer S, Renner SC, Müller J (2020) Dispersal ability, trophic position and body size mediate species turnover processes: Insights from a multi-taxa and multi-scale approach. Diversity and Distributions 27: 439-453.
  • Gebert F, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Moretto P, Peters MK (2020) Climate rather than dung resources predict dung beetle abundance and diversity along elevational and land use gradients on {Mt}. {Kilimanjaro}. Journal of Biogeography 47: 371-381.
  • Mayr AV, Peters MK, Eardley CD, Renner ME, Röder J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020) Climate and food resources shape species richness and trophic interactions of cavity-nesting Hymenoptera. Journal of Biogeography 47: 854-865.
2019[ to top ]
  • Hartke J, Schell T, Jongepier E, Schmidt H, Sprenger PP, Paule J, Bornberg-Bauer E, Schmitt T, Menzel F, Pfenninger M, Feldmeyer B (2019) Hybrid Genome Assembly of a Neotropical Mutualistic Ant. Genome Biology and Evolution 11: 2306-2311.
  • Drescher N, Klein A-M, Schmitt T, Leonhardt SD (2019) A clue on bee glue: {New} insight into the sources and factors driving resin intake in honeybees ({Apis} mellifera). PLOS ONE 14: e0210594.
  • Prado A, Pioz M, Vidau C, Requier F, Jury M, Crauser D, Brunet J-L, Le Conte Y, Alaux C (2019) Exposure to pollen-bound pesticide mixtures induces longer-lived but less efficient honey bees. Science of The Total Environment 650: 1250-1260.
  • van der Plas F, Allan E, Fischer M, Alt F, Arndt H, Binkenstein J, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Böhm S, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Morris K, Oelmann Y, Prati D, Renner SC, Rillig MC, Schaefer HM, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Solly EF, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Manning P (2019) Towards the development of general rules describing landscape heterogeneity–multifunctionality relationships. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 168-179.
  • Pufal G, Memmert J, Leonhardt SD, Minden V (2019) Negative bottom-up effects of sulfadiazine, but not penicillin and tetracycline, in soil substitute on plants and higher trophic levels. Environmental Pollution 245: 531-544.
  • Dainese M, Martin EA, Aizen MA, Albrecht M, Bartomeus I, Bommarco R, Carvalheiro LG, Chaplin-Kramer R, Gagic V, Garibaldi LA, Ghazoul J, Grab H, Jonsson M, Karp DS, Kennedy CM, Kleijn D, Kremen C, Landis DA, Letourneau DK, Marini L, Poveda K, Rader R, Smith HG, Tscharntke T, Andersson GKS, Badenhausser I, Baensch S, Bezerra ADM, Bianchi FJJA, Boreux V, Bretagnolle V, Caballero-Lopez B, Cavigliasso P, Ćetković A, Chacoff NP, Classen A, Cusser S, da Silva e Silva FD, de Groot GA, Dudenhöffer JH, Ekroos J, Fijen T, Franck P, Freitas BM, Garratt MPD, Gratton C, Hipólito J, Holzschuh A, Hunt L, Iverson AL, Jha S, Keasar T, Kim TN, Kishinevsky M, Klatt BK, Klein A-M, Krewenka KM, Krishnan S, Larsen AE, Lavigne C, Liere H, Maas B, Mallinger RE, Pachon EM, Mart\’ınez-Salinas A, Meehan TD, Mitchell MGE, Molina GAR, Nesper M, Nilsson L, O\textquotesingleRourke ME, Peters MK, Plećas M, Potts SG, de L. Ramos D, Rosenheim JA, Rundlöf M, Rusch A, Sáez A, Scheper J, Schleuning M, Schmack JM, Sciligo AR, Seymour C, Stanley DA, Stewart R, Stout JC, Sutter L, Takada MB, Taki H, Tamburini G, Tschumi M, Viana BF, Westphal C, Willcox BK, Wratten SD, Yoshioka A, Zaragoza-Trello C, Zhang W, et al. (2019) A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production. Science advances 5: eaax0121.
  • Redlich S, Clemens J, Bader MK-F, Pendrigh D, Perret-Gentil A, Godsoe W, Teulon DAJ, Brockerhoff EG (2019) Identifying new associations between invasive aphids and {Pinaceae} trees using plant sentinels in botanic gardens. Biological Invasions 21: 217-228.
  • Seibold S, Gossner MM, Simons NK, Blüthgen N, Müller J, Ambarlı D, Ammer C, Bauhus J, Fischer M, Habel JC, Linsenmair KE, Nauss T, Penone C, Prati D, Schall P, Schulze E-D, Vogt J, Wöllauer S, Weisser WW (2019) Arthropod decline in grasslands and forests is associated with landscape-level drivers. Nature 574: 671-674.
  • Gebert F, Njovu HK, Treydte AC, Steffan-Dewenter I, Peters MK (2019) Primary productivity and habitat protection predict elevational species richness and community biomass of large mammals on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 1860-1872.
  • Streinzer M, Chakravorty J, Neumayer J, Megu K, Narah J, Schmitt T, Bharti H, Spaethe J, Brockmann A (2019) Species composition and elevational distribution of bumble bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus Latreille) in the East Himalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, India. ZooKeys 851: 71-89.
  • Seitz N, vanEngelsdorp D, Leonhardt SD (2019) Conserving bees in destroyed landscapes: The potentials of reclaimed sand mines. Global Ecology and Conservation 19: e00642.
  • Seibold S, Müller J, Baldrian P, Cadotte MW, Štursová M, Biedermann PH, Krah F-S, Bässler C (2019) Fungi associated with beetles dispersing from dead wood – {Let}’s take the beetle bus!. Fungal Ecology 39: 100-108.
  • Hartke J, Sprenger PP, Sahm J, Winterberg H, Orivel J, Baur H, Beuerle T, Schmitt T, Feldmeyer B, Menzel F (2019) Cuticular hydrocarbons as potential mediators of cryptic species divergence in a mutualistic ant association. Ecology and Evolution 9: 9160-9176.
  • Duque L, Poelman EH, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Plant-mediated effects of ozone on herbivores depend on exposure duration and temperature. Scientific Reports 9: 19891.
  • Requier F, Garnery L, Kohl PL, Njovu HK, Pirk CW, Crewe RM, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) The Conservation of Native Honey Bees Is Crucial. Trends in Ecology \& Evolution 34: 789-798.
  • Fuchs B, Krauss J (2019) Can {Epichloë} endophytes enhance direct and indirect plant defence?. Fungal Ecology 38: 98-103.
  • Figueiredo L, Krauss J, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Sarmento Cabral J (2019) Understanding extinction debts: spatio–temporal scales, mechanisms and a roadmap for future research. Ecography 42: 1973-1990.
  • Joschinski J, Kiess T, Krauss J (2019) Day length constrains the time budget of aphid predators: {Day} length constraints of aphid predators. Insect Science 26: 164-170.
  • Jauker F, Jauker B, Grass I, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Wolters V (2019) Partitioning wild bee and hoverfly contributions to plant–pollinator network structure in fragmented habitats. Ecology 100: e02569.
  • Hovestadt T, Mitesser O, Poethke A, Holzschuh A (2019) Explaining the variability in the response of annual eusocial insects to mass-flowering events. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 178-188.
  • Ruedenauer FA, Leonhardt SD, Lunau K, Spaethe J (2019) Bumblebees are able to perceive amino acids via chemotactile antennal stimulation. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 205: 321-331.
  • Hoenle PO, Blüthgen N, Brückner A, Kronauer DJ, Fiala B, Donoso DA, Smith MA, Ospina Jara B, Beeren C (2019) Species‐level predation network uncovers high prey specificity in a {Neotropical} army ant community. Molecular Ecology 28: 2423-2440.
  • Sprenger PP, Hartke J, Feldmeyer B, Orivel J, Schmitt T, Menzel F (2019) Influence of {Mutualistic} {Lifestyle}, {Mutualistic} {Partner}, and {Climate} on {Cuticular} {Hydrocarbon} {Profiles} in {Parabiotic} {Ants}. Journal of Chemical Ecology 45: 741-754.
  • Requier F, Rome Q, Chiron G, Decante D, Marion S, Menard M, Muller F, Villemant C, Henry M (2019) Predation of the invasive Asian hornet affects foraging activity and survival probability of honey bees in Western Europe. Journal of Pest Science 92: 567-578.
  • Larsen AE, Patton M, Martin EA (2019) High highs and low lows: {Elucidating} striking seasonal variability in pesticide use and its environmental implications. Science of The Total Environment 651: 828-837.
  • Gadenne C, Groh C, Grübel K, Joschinski J, Krauss J, Krieger J, Rössler W, Anton S (2019) Neuroanatomical correlates of mobility: Sensory brain centres are bigger in winged than in wingless parthenogenetic pea aphid females. Arthropod Structure {\&} Development 52: 100883.
  • Maas B, Heath S, Grass I, Cassano C, Classen A, Faria D, Gras P, Williams-Guillén K, Johnson M, Karp DS, Linden V, Martínez-Salinas A, Schmack JM, Kross S (2019) Experimental field exclosure of birds and bats in agricultural systems — {Methodological} insights, potential improvements, and cost-benefit trade-offs. Basic and Applied Ecology 35: 1-12.
  • Poikela N, Kinnunen J, Wurdack M, Kauranen H, Schmitt T, Kankare M, Snook RR, Hoikkala A (2019) Strength of sexual and postmating prezygotic barriers varies between sympatric populations with different histories and species abundances. Evolution 73: 1182-1199.
  • König S, Krauss J (2019) Get larger or grow longer wings? {Impacts} of habitat area and habitat amount on orthopteran assemblages and populations in semi-natural grasslands. Landscape Ecology 34: 175-186.
  • Njovu HK, Peters MK, Schellenberger Costa D, Brandl R, Kleyer M, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2019) Leaf traits mediate changes in invertebrate herbivory along broad environmental gradients on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 1777-1788.
  • Voulgari-Kokota A, Grimmer G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A (2019) Bacterial community structure and succession in nests of two megachilid bee genera. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95.
  • Lehenberger M, Biedermann PH, Benz JP (2019) Molecular identification and enzymatic profiling of Trypodendron (Curculionidae: Xyloterini) ambrosia beetle-associated fungi of the genus Phialophoropsis (Microascales: Ceratocystidaceae). Fungal Ecology 38: 89-97.
  • Voulgari-Kokota A, McFrederick QS, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A (2019) Drivers, {Diversity}, and {Functions} of the {Solitary}-{Bee} {Microbiota}. Trends in Microbiology 27: 1034-1044.
  • Voulgari‐Kokota A, Ankenbrand MJ, Grimmer G, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Keller A (2019) Linking pollen foraging of megachilid bees to their nest bacterial microbiota. Ecology and Evolution 9: 10788-10800.
  • Nürnberger F, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Seasonal timing in honey bee colonies: phenology shifts affect honey stores and varroa infestation levels. Oecologia 189: 1121-1131.
  • Biedermann PH, Müller J, Grégoire J-C, Gruppe A, Hagge J, Hammerbacher A, Hofstetter RW, Kandasamy D, Kolarik M, Kostovcik M, Krokene P, Sallé A, Six DL, Turrini T, Vanderpool D, Wingfield MJ, Bässler C (2019) Bark Beetle Population Dynamics in the Anthropocene: Challenges and Solutions. Trends in Ecology \& Evolution 34: 914-924.
  • Martin EA, Dainese M, Clough Y, Báldi A, Bommarco R, Gagic V, Garratt MP, Holzschuh A, Kleijn D, Kovács‐Hostyánszki A, Marini L, Potts SG, Smith HG, Al Hassan D, Albrecht M, Andersson GK, Asís JD, Aviron S, Balzan MV, Baños‐Picón L, Bartomeus I, Batáry P, Burel F, Caballero‐López B, Concepción ED, Coudrain V, Dänhardt J, Diaz M, Diekötter T, Dormann CF, Duflot R, Entling MH, Farwig N, Fischer C, Frank T, Garibaldi LA, Hermann J, Herzog F, Inclán D, Jacot K, Jauker F, Jeanneret P, Kaiser M, Krauss J, Le Féon V, Marshall J, Moonen A, Moreno G, Riedinger V, Rundlöf M, Rusch A, Scheper J, Schneider G, Schüepp C, Stutz S, Sutter L, Tamburini G, Thies C, Tormos J, Tscharntke T, Tschumi M, Uzman D, Wagner C, Zubair‐Anjum M, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2019) The interplay of landscape composition and configuration: new pathways to manage functional biodiversity and agroecosystem services across {Europe}. Ecology Letters 22: 1083-1094.
  • Martin EA, Feit B, Requier F, Friberg H, Jonsson M (2019) Assessing the resilience of biodiversity-driven functions in agroecosystems under environmental change. In Advances in Ecological Research pp. 59-123.
  • Biedermann PH, De Fine Licht HH, Rohlfs M (2019) Evolutionary chemo-ecology of insect-fungus interactions: {Still} in its infancy but advancing. Fungal Ecology 38: 1-6.
  • Beer K, Schenk M, Helfrich-Förster C, Holzschuh A (2019) The circadian clock uses different environmental time cues to synchronize emergence and locomotion of the solitary bee Osmia bicornis. Scientific Reports 9: 17748.
  • Woodcock BA, Garratt MPD, Powney GD, Shaw RF, Osborne JL, Soroka J, Lindström SAM, Stanley D, Ouvrard P, Edwards ME, Jauker F, McCracken ME, Zou Y, Potts SG, Rundlöf M, Noriega JA, Greenop A, Smith HG, Bommarco R, van der Werf W, Stout JC, Steffan-Dewenter I, Morandin L, Bullock JM, Pywell RF (2019) Meta-analysis reveals that pollinator functional diversity and abundance enhance crop pollination and yield. Nature Communications 10: 1481.
  • Boetzl FA, Krimmer E, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Agri-environmental schemes promote ground-dwelling predators in adjacent oilseed rape fields: Diversity, species traits and distance-decay functions. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 10-20.
  • Boetzl FA, Konle A, Krauss J (2019) Aphid cards – Useful model for assessing predation rates or bias prone nonsense?. Journal of Applied Entomology 144: 74-80.
  • Nürnberger F, Keller A, Härtel S, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2019) Honey bee waggle dance communication increases diversity of pollen diets in intensively managed agricultural landscapes. Molecular Ecology 28: 3602-3611.
  • Peters MK, Hemp A, Appelhans T, Becker JN, Behler C, Classen A, Detsch F, Ensslin A, Ferger SW, Frederiksen SB, Gebert F, Gerschlauer F, Gütlein A, Helbig-Bonitz M, Hemp C, Kindeketa WJ, Kühnel A, Mayr AV, Mwangomo E, Ngereza C, Njovu HK, Otte I, Pabst H, Renner M, Röder J, Rutten G, Costa DS, Sierra-Cornejo N, Vollstädt MGR, Dulle HI, Eardley CD, Howell KM, Keller A, Peters RS, Ssymank A, Kakengi V, Zhang J, Bogner C, Böhning-Gaese K, Brandl R, Hertel D, Huwe B, Kiese R, Kleyer M, Kuzyakov Y, Nauss T, Schleuning M, Tschapka M, Fischer M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Climate–land-use interactions shape tropical mountain biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Nature 568: 88-92.
  • Kämper W, Kaluza BF, Wallace H, Schmitt T, Leonhardt SD (2019) Habitats shape the cuticular chemical profiles of stingless bees. Chemoecology 29: 125-133.
  • Kehrberger S, Holzschuh A (2019) Warmer temperatures advance flowering in a spring plant more strongly than emergence of two solitary spring bee species. PLOS ONE 14: e0218824.
  • Krimmer E, Martin EA, Krauss J, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Size, age and surrounding semi-natural habitats modulate the effectiveness of flower-rich agri-environment schemes to promote pollinator visitation in crop fields. Agriculture, Ecosystems \& Environment 284: 106590.
  • Kehrberger S, Holzschuh A (2019) How does timing of flowering affect competition for pollinators, flower visitation and seed set in an early spring grassland plant?. Scientific Reports 9: 15593.
  • Vikuk V, Young CA, Lee ST, Nagabhyru P, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Krauss J (2019) Infection Rates and Alkaloid Patterns of Different Grass Species with Systemic Epichloë Endophytes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85.
  • Pauli T, Castillo-Cajas RF, Rosa P, Kukowka S, Berg A, van den Berghe E, Fornoff F, Hopfenmüller S, Niehuis M, Peters RS, Staab M, Strumia F, Tischendorf S, Schmitt T, Niehuis O (2019) Phylogenetic analysis of cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) reveals a partially artificial classification at the genus level and a species-rich clade of bee parasitoids: Phylogeny and host associations of cuckoo wasps. Systematic Entomology 44: 322-335.
  • Kendall LK, Rader R, Gagic V, Cariveau DP, Albrecht M, Baldock KCR, Freitas BM, Hall M, Holzschuh A, Molina FP, Morten JM, Pereira JS, Portman ZM, Roberts SPM, Rodriguez J, Russo L, Sutter L, Vereecken NJ, Bartomeus I (2019) Pollinator size and its consequences: {Robust} estimates of body size in pollinating insects. Ecology and Evolution 9: 1702-1714.
2018[ to top ]
  • van de Peppel L, Aanen D, Biedermann P (2018) Low intraspecific genetic diversity indicates asexuality and vertical transmission in the fungal cultivars of ambrosia beetles. Fungal Ecology 32: 57-64.
  • Dainese M, Riedinger V, Holzschuh A, Kleijn D, Scheper J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2018) Managing trap-nesting bees as crop pollinators: {Spatiotemporal} effects of floral resources and antagonists. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 195-204.
  • Thormann B, Ahrens D, Espinosa CI, Armijos DM, Wagner T, Wägele JW, Peters MK (2018) Small-scale topography modulates elevational α-, β- and γ-diversity of {Andean} leaf beetles. Oecologia 187: 181-189.
  • Frank K, Krell F-T, Slade EM, Raine EH, Chiew LY, Schmitt T, Vairappan CS, Walter P, Blüthgen N (2018) Global dung webs: high trophic generalism of dung beetles along the latitudinal diversity gradient. Ecology Letters 21: 1229-1236.
  • Buellesbach J, Vetter SG, Schmitt T (2018) Differences in the reliance on cuticular hydrocarbons as sexual signaling and species discrimination cues in parasitoid wasps. Frontiers in Zoology 15: 22.
  • Frank K, Brückner A, Blüthgen N, Schmitt T (2018) In search of cues: dung beetle attraction and the significance of volatile composition of dung. Chemoecology 28: 145-152.
  • Boetzl FA, Ries E, Schneider G, Krauss J (2018) It’s a matter of design—how pitfall trap design affects trap samples and possible predictions. PeerJ 6: e5078.
  • Frank ET, Wehrhahn M, Linsenmair KE (2018) Wound treatment and selective help in a termite-hunting ant. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285: 20172457.
  • Frank ET, Hönle PO, Linsenmair KE (2018) Time optimized path-choice in the termite hunting ant Megaponera analis. Journal of Experimental Biology: jeb.174854.
  • Buellesbach J, Cash E, Schmitt T (2018) Communication, {Insects}. In Encyclopedia of {Reproduction} pp. 78-83.
  • Birkemoe T, Jacobsen RM, Sverdrup-Thygeson A, Biedermann PHW (2018) Insect-Fungus Interactions in Dead Wood Systems. In Saproxylic {Insects} (ed. M.D. Ulyshen), pp. 377-427.
  • Stein K, Stenchly K, Coulibaly D, Pauly A, Dimobe K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Konaté S, Goetze D, Porembski S, Linsenmair KE (2018) Impact of human disturbance on bee pollinator communities in savanna and agricultural sites in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Ecology and Evolution 8: 6827-6838.
  • Butler IA, Peters MK, Kronauer DJC (2018) Low levels of hybridization in two species of African driver ants. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 556-571.
  • Grass I, Jauker B, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Jauker F (2018) Past and potential future effects of habitat fragmentation on structure and stability of plant–pollinator and host–parasitoid networks. Nature Ecology \& Evolution 2: 1408-1417.
  • Garratt MPD, Bommarco R, Kleijn D, Martin E, Mortimer SR, Redlich S, Senapathi D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Świtek S, Takács V, van Gils S, van der Putten WH, Potts SG (2018) Enhancing Soil Organic Matter as a Route to the Ecological Intensification of European Arable Systems. Ecosystems 21: 1404-1415.
  • Mall D, Larsen A, Martin E (2018) Investigating the (Mis)Match between Natural Pest Control Knowledge and the Intensity of Pesticide Use. Insects 9: 2.
  • Nürnberger F, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2018) The influence of temperature and photoperiod on the timing of brood onset in hibernating honey bee colonies. PeerJ 6: e4801.
  • König J, Guerreiro MA, Peršoh D, Begerow D, Krauss J (2018) Knowing your neighbourhood—the effects of Epichloë endophytes on foliar fungal assemblages in perennial ryegrass in dependence of season and land-use intensity. PeerJ 6: e4660.
  • Junker RR, Kuppler J, Amo L, Blande JD, Borges RM, van Dam NM, Dicke M, Dötterl S, Ehlers BK, Etl F, Gershenzon J, Glinwood R, Gols R, Groot AT, Heil M, Hoffmeister M, Holopainen JK, Jarau S, John L, Kessler A, Knudsen JT, Kost C, Larue-Kontic A-AC, Leonhardt SD, Lucas-Barbosa D, Majetic CJ, Menzel F, Parachnowitsch AL, Pasquet RS, Poelman EH, Raguso RA, Ruther J, Schiestl FP, Schmitt T, Tholl D, Unsicker SB, Verhulst N, Visser ME, Weldegergis BT, Köllner TG (2018) Covariation and phenotypic integration in chemical communication displays: biosynthetic constraints and eco-evolutionary implications. New Phytologist 220: 739-749.
  • Nojima S, Classen A, Groot AT, Schal C (2018) Qualitative and quantitative analysis of chemicals emitted from the pheromone gland of individual Heliothis subflexa females. PLOS ONE 13: 1-13.
  • Redlich S, Martin EA, Wende B, Steffan-Dewenter I (2018) Landscape heterogeneity rather than crop diversity mediates bird diversity in agricultural landscapes. PLOS ONE 13: e0200438.
  • Albrecht J, Classen A, Vollstädt MGR, Mayr A, Mollel NP, Schellenberger Costa D, Dulle HI, Fischer M, Hemp A, Howell KM, Kleyer M, Nauss T, Peters MK, Tschapka M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Böhning-Gaese K, Schleuning M (2018) Plant and animal functional diversity drive mutualistic network assembly across an elevational gradient. Nature Communications 9: 3177.
  • Keller A, Brandel A, Becker MC, Balles R, Abdelmohsen UR, Ankenbrand MJ, Sickel W (2018) Wild bees and their nests host {Paenibacillus} bacteria with functional potential of avail. Microbiome 6: 229.
  • Redlich S, Martin EA, Steffan-Dewenter I (2018) Landscape-level crop diversity benefits biological pest control. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2419-2428.
  • Magrach A, Holzschuh A, Bartomeus I, Riedinger V, Roberts SPM, Rundlöf M, Vujić A, Wickens JB, Wickens VJ, Bommarco R, González-Varo JP, Potts SG, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vilà M (2018) Plant-pollinator networks in semi-natural grasslands are resistant to the loss of pollinators during blooming of mass-flowering crops. Ecography 41: 62-74.
  • Ross SR-J, Garcia FH, Fischer G, Peters MK (2018) Selective logging intensity in an East African rain forest predicts reductions in ant diversity. Biotropica 50: 768-778.
  • Ranger CM, Biedermann PHW, Phuntumart V, Beligala GU, Ghosh S, Palmquist DE, Mueller R, Barnett J, Schultz PB, Reding ME, Benz JP (2018) Symbiont selection via alcohol benefits fungus farming by ambrosia beetles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: 4447-4452.
  • König J, Fuchs B, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Krauss J (2018) Hide and seek - Infection rates and alkaloid concentrations of Epichloë festucae var. lolii in Lolium perenne along a land-use gradient in Germany. Grass and Forage Science 73: 510-516.
  • Karp DS, Chaplin-Kramer R, Meehan TD, Martin EA, DeClerck F, Grab H, Gratton C, Hunt L, Larsen AE, Martínez-Salinas A, O’Rourke ME, Rusch A, Poveda K, Jonsson M, Rosenheim JA, Schellhorn NA, Tscharntke T, Wratten SD, Zhang W, Iverson AL, Adler LS, Albrecht M, Alignier A, Angelella GM, Zubair Anjum M, Avelino J, Batáry P, Baveco JM, Bianchi FJJA, Birkhofer K, Bohnenblust EW, Bommarco R, Brewer MJ, Caballero-López B, Carrière Y, Carvalheiro LG, Cayuela L, Centrella M, Ćetković A, Henri DC, Chabert A, Costamagna AC, De la Mora A, de Kraker J, Desneux N, Diehl E, Diekötter T, Dormann CF, Eckberg JO, Entling MH, Fiedler D, Franck P, Frank van Veen FJ, Frank T, Gagic V, Garratt MPD, Getachew A, Gonthier DJ, Goodell PB, Graziosi I, Groves RL, Gurr GM, Hajian-Forooshani Z, Heimpel GE, Herrmann JD, Huseth AS, Inclán DJ, Ingrao AJ, Iv P, Jacot K, Johnson GA, Jones L, Kaiser M, Kaser JM, Keasar T, Kim TN, Kishinevsky M, Landis DA, Lavandero B, Lavigne C, Le Ralec A, Lemessa D, Letourneau DK, Liere H, Lu Y, Lubin Y, Luttermoser T, Maas B, Mace K, Madeira F, Mader V, Cortesero AM, Marini L, Martinez E, Martinson HM, Menozzi P, Mitchell MGE, Miyashita T, Molina GAR, et al. (2018) Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: E7863-E7870.
  • Groot AT, Nojima S, Heath JJ, Ammagarahalli B, van Wijk M, Classen A, Santangelo RG, Lopez J, Schal C (2018) Alcohol Contributes to Attraction of Heliothis (= Chloridea) virescens Males to Females. Journal of Chemical Ecology 44: 621-630.
  • Minden V, Schnetger B, Pufal G, Leonhardt SD (2018) Antibiotic-induced effects on scaling relationships and on plant element contents in herbs and grasses. Ecology and Evolution 8: 6699-6713.
  • Kaluza BF, Wallace HM, Heard TA, Minden V, Klein A, Leonhardt SD (2018) Social bees are fitter in more biodiverse environments. Scientific Reports 8: 12353.
  • Pull C, Ugelvig L, Wiesenhofer F, Grasse A, Tragust S, Schmitt T, Brown M, Cremer S (2018) Destructive disinfection of infected brood prevents systemic disease spread in ant colonies. Elife 7: e32073.
  • Schenk M, Krauss J, Holzschuh A (2018) Desynchronizations in bee–plant interactions cause severe fitness losses in solitary bees. Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 139-149.
  • Schenk M, Mitesser O, Hovestadt T, Holzschuh A (2018) Overwintering temperature and body condition shift emergence dates of spring-emerging solitary bees. PeerJ 6: e4721.
  • Kohl PL, Rutschmann B (2018) The neglected bee trees: {European} beech forests as a home for feral honey bee colonies. PeerJ 6: e4602.
2017[ to top ]
  • Peters RS, Krogmann L, Mayer C, Donath A, Gunkel S, Meusemann K, Kozlov A, Podsiadlowski L, Petersen M, Lanfear R, Diez PA, Heraty J, Kjer KM, Klopfstein S, Meier R, Polidori C, Schmitt T, Liu S, Zhou X, Wappler T, Rust J, Misof B, Niehuis O (2017) Evolutionary History of the Hymenoptera. Current Biology 27: 1013-1018.
  • Carrié R, Andrieu E, Ouin A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2017) Interactive effects of landscape-wide intensity of farming practices and landscape complexity on wild bee diversity. Landscape Ecology 32: 1631-1642.
  • Classen A, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Kindeketa WJ, Peters MK (2017) Integrating intraspecific variation in community ecology unifies theories on body size shifts along climatic gradients. Functional Ecology 31: 768-777.
  • Cobben MMP, Mitesser O, Kubisch A (2017) Evolving mutation rate advances the invasion speed of a sexual species. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17: 150.
  • Biedermann PH, Rohlfs M (2017) Evolutionary feedbacks between insect sociality and microbial management. Current Opinion in Insect Science 22: 92-100.
  • Nürnberger F, Steffan-Dewenter I, Härtel S (2017) Combined effects of waggle dance communication and landscape heterogeneity on nectar and pollen uptake in honey bee colonies. PeerJ 5: e3441.
  • Lakovic M, Mitesser O, Hovestadt T (2017) Mating timing, dispersal and local adaptation in patchy environments. Oikos.
  • Kaluza BF, Wallace H, Keller A, Heard TA, Jeffers B, Drescher N, Blüthgen N, Leonhardt SD (2017) Generalist social bees maximize diversity intake in plant species-rich and resource-abundant environments. Ecosphere 8: e01758-n/a.
  • Leonhardt SD (2017) Chemical Ecology of Stingless Bees. Journal of Chemical Ecology 43: 385-402.
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  • Menegazzi P, Benetta ED, Beauchamp M, Schlichting M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Helfrich-Förster C (2017) Adaptation of circadian neuronal network to photoperiod in high-latitude European Drosophilids. CURR BIOL 27: 833-839.
  • Mitesser O, Poethke H-J, Strohm E, Hovestadt T (2017) The evolution of simultaneous progressive provisioning revisited: extending the model to overlapping generations. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71.
  • Wende B, Gossner MM, Grass I, Arnstadt T, Hofrichter M, Floren A, Linsenmair KE, Weisser WW, Steffan-Dewenter I (2017) Trophic level, successional age and trait matching determine specialization of deadwood-based interaction networks of saproxylic beetles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284: 20170198.
  • Beer K, Joschinski J, Arrazola Sastre A, Krauss J, Helfrich-Förster C (2017) A damping circadian clock drives weak oscillations in metabolism and locomotor activity of aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum). Scientific Reports 7: 14906.
  • Wurdack M, Polidori C, Keller A, Feldhaar H, Schmitt T (2017) Release from prey preservation behavior via prey switch allowed diversification of cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in digger wasps: DIVERSIFICATION OF DIGGER WASP CUTICULAR PROFILES. Evolution 71: 2562-2571.
  • Wurmitzer C, Blüthgen N, Krell F-T, Maldonado B, Ocampo F, Müller JK, Schmitt T (2017) Attraction of dung beetles to herbivore dung and synthetic compounds in a comparative field study. Chemoecology 27: 75-84.
  • Bank S, Sann M, Mayer C, Meusemann K, Donath A, Podsiadlowski L, Kozlov A, Petersen M, Krogmann L, Meier R, Rosa P, Schmitt T, Wurdack M, Liu S, Zhou X, Misof B, Peters RS, Niehuis O (2017) Transcriptome and target DNA enrichment sequence data provide new insights into the phylogeny of vespid wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata: Vespidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 116: 213-226.
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  • Polidori C, Giordani I, Wurdack M, Tormos J, As\’ıs JD, Schmitt T (2017) Post-mating shift towards longer-chain cuticular hydrocarbons drastically reduces female attractiveness to males in a digger wasp. Journal of Insect Physiology 100: 119-127.
  • Dainese M, Montecchiari S, Sitzia T, Sigura M, Marini L (2017) High cover of hedgerows in the landscape supports multiple ecosystem services in {Mediterranean} cereal fields. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 380-388.
  • Pufal G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Klein A-M (2017) Crop pollination services at the landscape scale. Current Opinion in Insect Science 21: 91-97.
  • Herbst C, Arnold-Schwandner S, Meiners T, Peters MK, Rothenwöhrer C, Steckel J, Wäschke N, Westphal C, Obermaier E (2017) Direct and indirect effects of agricultural intensification on a host-parasitoid system on the ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) in a landscape context. Landscape Ecology 32: 2015-2028.
  • Schellenberger Costa D, Classen A, Ferger S, Helbig-Bonitz M, Peters M, Böhning-Gaese K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kleyer M (2017) Relationships between abiotic environment, plant functional traits, and animal body size at Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. PloS one 12: e0174157.
  • Fuchs B, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Krauss J (2017) Plant age and seasonal timing determine endophyte growth and alkaloid biosynthesis. Fungal Ecology 29: 52-58.
  • Menzel F, Schmitt T, Blaimer BB (2017) The evolution of a complex trait: cuticular hydrocarbons in ants evolve independent from phylogenetic constraints. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 1372-1385.
  • Fuchs B, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Krauss J (2017) Herbivore-specific induction of defence metabolites in a grass–endophyte association. Functional Ecology 31: 318-324.
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  • Fuchs B, Breuer T, Findling S, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Holzschuh A, Krauss J (2017) Enhanced aphid abundance in spring desynchronizes predator–prey and plant–microorganism interactions. Oecologia 183: 469-478.
  • Groot MP, Kubisch A, Ouborg NJ, Pagel J, Schmid KJ, Vergeer P, Lampei C (2017) Transgenerational effects of mild heat in Arabidopsis thaliana show strong genotype specificity that is explained by climate at origin. New Phytologist 215: 1221-1234.
  • Frank K, Hülsmann M, Assmann T, Schmitt T, Blüthgen N (2017) Land use affects dung beetle communities and their ecosystem service in forests and grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems \& Environment 243: 114-122.
  • Haberer W, Schmitt T, Schreier P, Eggert A-K, Müller JK (2017) Volatiles Emitted by Calling Males of Burying Beetles and Ptomascopus morio (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorinae) Are Biogenetically Related. Journal of Chemical Ecology 43: 971-977.
  • Frank ET, Schmitt T, Hovestadt T, Mitesser O, Stiegler J, Linsenmair KE (2017) Saving the injured: Rescue behavior in the termite-hunting ant Megaponera analis. Science Advances 3: e1602187.
  • Frank ET, Linsenmair KE (2017) Saving the injured: Evolution and mechanisms. Communicative {\&} Integrative Biology 10: e1356516.
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  • Frank ET, Linsenmair KE (2017) Flexible task allocation and raid organization in the termite-hunting ant Megaponera analis. Insectes Sociaux 64: 579-589.
  • Rosbakh S, Leingärtner A, Hoiss B, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Poschlod P (2017) Contrasting Effects of Extreme Drought and Snowmelt Patterns on Mountain Plants along an Elevation Gradient. Frontiers in Plant Science 8.
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  • Joschinski J, Kiess T, Krauss J (2017) Day length constrains the time budget of aphid predators. Insect Science 26: 164-170.
  • Steijven K, Spaethe J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Härtel S (2017) Learning performance and brain structure of artificially-reared honey bees fed with different quantities of food. PeerJ 5: e3858.
  • Stein K, Coulibaly D, Stenchly K, Goetze D, Porembski S, Lindner A, Konaté S, Linsenmair EK (2017) Bee pollination increases yield quantity and quality of cash crops in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Scientific Reports 7: 17691.
  • Joschinski J, Krauss J (2017) Food colouring as a new possibility to study diet ingestion and honeydew excretion by aphids. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 164: 141-149.
  • Fiala B, Hashim RB, Dumpert K, Maschwitz U (2017) Nuptial flight of the Southeast Asian plant-ant Crematogaster captiosa (Forel, 1911) and the phenology of colony founding.
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  • Drescher N, Klein A-M, Neumann P, Yañez O, Leonhardt S (2017) Inside Honeybee Hives: Impact of Natural Propolis on the Ectoparasitic Mite Varroa destructor and Viruses. Insects 8: 15.
  • Degen T, Hovestadt T, Mitesser O, Hölker F (2017) Altered sex-specific mortality and female mating success: ecological effects and evolutionary responses. Ecosphere 8: e01820.
  • Danner N, Keller A, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2017) Honey bee foraging ecology: {Season} but not landscape diversity shapes the amount and diversity of collected pollen. PLOS ONE 12: e0183716.
  • Dainese M, Schneider G, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2017) Complementarity among natural enemies enhances pest suppression. Scientific Reports 7: 8172.
  • Kahl T, Arnstadt T, Baber K, Bässler C, Bauhus J, Borken W, Buscot F, Floren A, Heibl C, Hessenmöller D, Hofrichter M, Hoppe B, Kellner H, Krüger D, Linsenmair KE, Matzner E, Otto P, Purahong W, Seilwinder C, Schulze E-D, Wende B, Weisser WW, Gossner MM (2017) Wood decay rates of 13 temperate tree species in relation to wood properties, enzyme activities and organismic diversities. Forest Ecology and Management 391: 86-95.
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  • Kaiser D, Lepage M, Konaté S, Linsenmair KE (2017) Ecosystem services of termites (Blattoidea: Termitoidae) in the traditional soil restoration and cropping system Zaï in northern Burkina Faso (West Africa). Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 236: 198-211.
  • Dainese M, Isaac NJB, Powney GD, Bommarco R, Öckinger E, Kuussaari M, Pöyry J, Benton TG, Gabriel D, Hodgson JA, Kunin WE, Lindborg R, Sait SM, Marini L (2017) Landscape simplification weakens the association between terrestrial producer and consumer diversity in {Europe}. Global Change Biology 23: 3040-3051.
  • Menzel F, Blaimer BB, Schmitt T (2017) How do cuticular hydrocarbons evolve? Physiological constraints and climatic and biotic selection pressures act on a complex functional trait. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284: 20161727.

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Becker MC, Keller A (2016) Laboratory rearing of solitary bees and wasps. Insect Science 23: 918-923.

Beer K, Steffan‑Dewenter I, Härtel S, Helfrich‑Förster C (2016) A new device for monitoring individual activity rhythms of honey bees reveals critical effects of the social environment on behavior. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 202: 555–565. OPEN ACCESS.

Boetzl FA, Schneider G, Krauss J (2016) Asymmetric carabid beetle spillover between calcareous grasslands and coniferous forests. Journal of Insect Conservation 20: 49-57.

Coulibaly D, Pauly A, Konaté S, Linsenmair KE, Stein K (2016) Spatial and seasonal distribution of Bee Pollinator Species in a Sudanese Agro-ecological System in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Entomology and Applied Science Letters 3: 1-11. 

Danner N, Molitor AM, Schiele S, Härtel S, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2016) Season and landscape composition affect pollen foraging distances and habitat use of honey bees. Ecological Applications 26: 1920–1929. 

De Palma A,(...), Holzschuh A, (...), Steffan-Dewenter I et al (2016) Predicting bee community responses to land-use changes: Effects of geographic and taxonomic biases. Scientific Reports 6, 31153; doi: 10.1038/srep31153. OPEN ACCESS.

Degen T, Mitesser O, Perkin EK, Weiß NS, Oehlert M, Mattig E, Hölker F (2016) Street lighting: sex-independent impacts on moth movement. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 1352–1360.

Diao W, Mousset M, Horsburgh GJ, Vermeulen CJ, Johannes F, van de Zande L, Ritchie MG, Schmitt T, Beukeboom LW (2016) Quantitative trait locus analysis of mating behavior and male sex pheromones in Nasonia wasps. 3G - Genes, Genomics, Genetics 6: 1549-1562. OPEN ACCESS.

Feldhaar H, Maschwitz B, Fiala B (2016) Taxonomic revision of the obligate plant-ants of the genus Crematogaster (Lund) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae), associated with Macaranga (Thouars) (Euphorbiaceae) on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula. Sociobiology 63: 651-681.

Fiala B, Slik F,  Weising K, Maschwitz U, Maryati Mohamed, Jamsari, Guicking D (2016) Phylogeography of three closely related myrmecophytic pioneer tree species in SE Asia: implications for taxonomy. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 16: 39-52.

Flaig IC, Aguilar I, Schmitt T, Jarau S (2016) An unusual recruitment strategy in a mass‐recruiting stingless bee, Partamona orizabaensis. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 202: 679-690.

Földesi R, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Kőrösi Á, Somay L, Elek Z, Markó V, Sárospataki M, Bakos R, Varga , Á, Nyisztor K, Báldi A (2016) Relationships between wild bees, hoverflies and pollination success in apple orchards with different landscape contexts: Importance of wild pollinators in apple orchards. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 18: 68–75. OPEN ACCESS.

Fuchs B, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Krauss J (2016) Herbivore-specific induction of defence metabolites in a grass–endophyte association. Functional Ecology 31: 318–324. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12755 OPEN ACCESS.

Gossner MM, Wende B, Levick S, Schall P, Floren A, Linsenmair KE, Steffan-Dewenter I, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW (2016) Deadwood enrichment in European forests – Which tree species should be used to promote saproxylic beetle diversity? Biological Conservation 201: 92–102.

Gossner MM, Lewinsohn TM, Kahl T, Grassein F, Boch S, Prati S, Birkhofer K, Renner SC, Sikorski J, Wubet T,  Arndt H,  Baumgartner V,  Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Börschig C, Buscot F,  Diekötter T,  Ré Jorge L, Jung K, Keyel AC, Klein A-M, Klemmer S, Krauss J, Lange M, Müller J, Overmann J, Pašalić E, Penone C, Perović DJ, Purschke O, Schall P, Socher SA, Sonnemann I, Tschapka M, Tscharntke T, Türke M, Venter PC, Weiner CN, Werner M, Wolters V, Wurst S, Westphal C, Fischer W, Weisser WW, Allan E (2016) Land-use intensification causes multitrophic homogenization of grassland communities. Nature 540: 266-269.

Holzschuh A (2016) Does rock climbing threaten cliff biodiversity? - A critical review. Biological Conservation 204: 153-162.

Holzschuh A, Dainese M, González-Varo JP, Mudri-Stojnić S, Riedinger V, Rundlöf M, Scheper J, Wikkes JB, Wickens VJ, Bommarco R, Kleijn D, Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Smith HG, Vilà M, Vujić A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2016) Mass-flowering crops dilute pollinator abundance in agricultural landscapes across Europe. Ecology Letters 19: 1228-1236. OPEN ACCESS.

Inclán DJ, Dainese M, Cerretti P, Paniccia D, Marini L (2016) Spillover of tachinids and hoverflies from different fieldmargins. Basic and Applied Ecology 17: 33-42.

Joschinski J, Beer K, Helfrich-Förster, Krauss J (2016) Pea Aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Have Diurnal Rhythms When Raised Independently of a Host Plant. Journal of Insect Science 16: 31; 1–5. OPEN ACCESS.

Kaluza BF, Wallace H, Heard TA, Klein A-M, Leonhardt SD (2016) Urban gardens promote bee foraging over natural habitats and plantations. Ecology and Evolution 6: 1304-1316. OPEN ACCESS.

Kämper W, Werner PK, Hilpert A, Westphal C, Blüthgen N, Eltz T, Leonhardt SD (2016) How landscape, pollen intake and pollen quality affect colony growth in Bombus terrestris. Landscape Ecology 31: 2245.

Kubisch A, Winter AM, Fronhofer EA (2016) The downward spiral: eco-evolutionary feedback loops lead to the emergence of “elastic” ranges. Ecography 39: 261–269.

Lapuente J, Hicks TC, Linsenmair KE (2016) Fluid dipping technology of chimpanzees in Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast. American Journal of Primatology 79: e22628. OPEN ACCESS.

Leonhardt SD, Menzel F, Nehring V, T Schmitt T (2016) Ecology and evolution of communication in social insects (invited review). Cell 164: 1277-1287.

Martin EA, Seo B, Park C-R, Reineking B, Steffan-Dewenter I (2016) Scale-dependent effects of landscape composition and configuration on natural enemy diversity, crop herbivory and yields. Ecological Applications 26: 448-462.

Maschwitz U, Fiala B, Dumpert K, Rosli bin Hashim, Sudhaus W (2016) Nematode associates and bacteria in ant-tree symbioses. Symbiosis 69: 1-7.

Muehleisen A, Queenborough S, Alvia P, Valencia R,  Fiala B (2016) Incidence of extra-floral nectaries and their relationship to growth and survival of lowland tropical rain forest trees. Biotropica 48: 321-331.

Nascimbene J, Ackermann S, Dainese M, Garbarino M, Carrer M (2016) Fine-scale population dynamics help to elucidate community assembly patterns of epiphytic lichens in alpine forests. Fungal Ecology 24: 21-26.

Nascimbene J, Mayrhofer H, Dainese M, Bilovitz PO (2016) Assembly patterns of soil-dwelling lichens after glacier retreat in the European Alps. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1393-1404.

Peters MK, Peisker J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Hoiss B (2016) Morphological traits are linked to the cold performance and distribution of bees along elevational gradients. Journal of Biogeography 43: 2040–2049.

Peters MK, Hemp A, Appelhans T,  Behler C, Classen A, Detsch F, Ensslin A, Ferger SW,  Frederiksen SB, Gebert F,  Haas M, Helbig-Bonitz M, Hemp C, Kindeketa WJ, Mwangomo E,  Ngereza C, Otte I, Roeder J,  Rutten G, Schellenberger Costa D, Tardanico J, Zancolli J, Deckert J, Eardley CD, Peters RS, Rooedel M-O,  Schleuning M, Ssymank A, Kakengi V, Zhang J, Boehning-Gaese K, Brandl R, Kalko EKV , Kleyer M, Nauss T, Tschapka M, Fischer M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2016) Predictors of elevational biodiversity gradients change from single taxa to the multi-taxa community level. Nature Communications 7: 13736. OPEN ACCESS.

Poethke HJ, Hovestadt T, Mitesser O (2016) The evolution of optimal emergence times: Bet hedging and the quest for an ideal free temporal distribution of individuals. Oikos 125: 1647–1656.

Poethke HJ, Kubisch A, Mitesser O, Hovestadt T (2016) The adequate use of limited information in dispersal decisions. American Naturalist 187: 136–142.

Poethke HJ, Kubisch A, Mitesser O, Hovestadt T (2016) The evolution of density-dependent dispersal under limited information. Ecological Modelling 338: 1–10.

Ruedenauer FA, Spaethe J, Leonhardt SD (2016) Hungry for quality—individual bumblebees forage flexibly to collect high-quality pollen. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70: 1209-1217.

Schlinkert H, Ludwig M, Batary P, Holzschuh A, Kovacs-Hostyanszki A, Tscharntke T, Fischer C (2016) Forest specialist and generalist small mammals in forest edges and hedges. Wildlife Biology 22: 86-94.

Schneider G, Krauss J, Boetzl FA, Fritze MA, Steffan‑Dewenter I (2016) Spillover from adjacent crop and forest habitats shapes carabid beetle assemblages in fragmented semi‑natural grasslands. Oecologia 182: 1141-1150.

Sickel W, Grafe T, Meuche I, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A (2016) Bacterial Diversity and Community Structure in Two Bornean Nepenthes Species with Differences in Nitrogen Acquisition Strategies. Microbial Ecology 71: 938–953.

Soliveres S, Manning P, Prati D, Gossner M, Alt F, Arndt H, Baumgartner V, Binkenstein J, Birkhofer K, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Buscot F, Diekötter T, Heinze J, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klaus V, Klein A, Kleinebecker T, Klemmer S, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris E, Müller J, Oelmann Y, Overmann J, Pasalic E, Renner S, Rillig M, Schaefer H, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sikorski J, Socher S, Solly E, Sonnemann I, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Türke M, Venter P, Weiner C, Weisser W, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Fischer M, Allan E (2016) Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 371: 20150269.

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Stangler ES,  Hanson PE, Steffan-Dewenter I (2016) Vertical diversity patterns and biotic interactions of trap-nesting bees along a fragmentation gradient of small secondary rainforest remnants. Apidologie 47: 527–538.

Stanley DA, Otieno M, Steijven K, Berlin ES, Piiroinen T, Willmer P, Nuttman C (2016) Pollination ecology of Desmodium setigerum (Fabacea) in Uganda; do big bees do it better? Journal of Pollination Ecology 19: 43-49.

Steijven K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Härtel S (2016) Testing dose-dependent effects of stacked Bt maize pollen on in vitro-reared honey bee larvae. Apidologie 47: 216

Steinbauer MJ, Irl SDH, González-Mancebo JM, Breiner FT, Hernández-Hernández R, Hopfenmüller S, Kidane Y, Jentsch A, Beierkuhnlein C (2017) Plant invasion and speciation along elevational gradients on the oceanic island La Palma, Canary Islands. Ecology & Evolution 7: 771–779. OPEN ACCESS

Thormann B, Ahrens D, Marín Armijos D, Peters MK, Wagner T, Wägele JW (2016) Exploring the Leaf Beetle Fauna (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of an Ecuadorian Mountain Forest Using DNA Barcoding. PLoS ONE 11: e0148268. OPEN ACCESS.

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Binz H, Schulze CH, Linsenmair KE (2015) Effects of topography on forest butterfly assemblages in the pacific lowlands of Costa Rica. Ecotropica 20: 1-13.

Buellesbach J, Schmitt T (2015) The role of cuticular hydrocarbon-based chemical communication in prezygotic reproductive isolation. IN:  Wagner T (ed) Animal Communication and Cognition: Principles, Evolution and Development. Nova Publishers. Hauppauge NY, pp. 107-119.

Chaianunporn T, Hovestadt T (2015) Evolutionary responses to climate change in parasitic systems. Global Change Biology 21: 2905–2916.

Classen A, Peters MK, Kindeketa WJ, Appelhans T, Eardley CD, Gikungu MW, Hemp A, Nauss T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Temperature versus resource constraints: which factors determine bee diversity on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania? Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 642-652.

Degen T, Hovestadt T, Mitesser O, Hölker F (2015) High female survival promotes evolution of protogyny and sexual conflict. PLoS ONE 10: e0118354

Fiala B, Wells K, Haubenreisser J, Pittroff A, Kaya-Zeeb S, Chung AYC, bin Hashim R, Keller A (2015) Monophyletic clades of Macaranga-pollinating thrips show high specificity to taxonomic sections of host plants. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116: 558–570.

Hülsmann M, von Wehrden H, Klein A-M, Leonhardt SD (2015) Plant diversity and composition compensate for negative effects of urbanization on foraging bumble bees. Apidologie 46: 760-770.

Floren A, Krüger D, Müller T, Dittrich M, Rudloff R, Hoppe B, Linsenmair KE (2015) Diversity and Interactions of Wood-Inhabiting Fungi and Beetles after Deadwood Enrichment. PLoS ONE 10: e0143566. OPEN ACCESS.

Fronhofer EA, Poethke HJ, Dieckmann U (2015) Evolution of dispersal distance: Maternal investment leads to bimodal dispersal kernels. Journal of Theoretical Biology 365: 270–279.

Gagic V, Bartomeus I, Jonsson T, Taylor A, Winqvist C, Fischer C, Slade EM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Emmerson M, Potts SG, Tscharntke T, Weisser W, Bommarco R (2015) Functional identity and diversity of animals predict ecosystem functioning better than species-based indices. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20142620.

Gámez-Virués S, Perovic DJ, Gossner MM, Börschig C, Blüthgen N, de Jong H, Simons NK, Klein A-M, Krauss J, Maier G, Scherber C, Steckel J, Rothenwöhrer C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Weiner CN, Weisser W, Werner M, Tscharntke T, Westphal C (2015) Landscape simplification filters species traits and drives biotic homogenization. Nature Communications 6:8568. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms9568. OPEN ACCESS.

Garibaldi LA, Bartomeus I, Bommarco R, Klein AM, Cunningham SA, Aizen MA Boreux V, Garratt MPD, Carvalheiro LG, Kremen C, Morales CL, Schüepp C, Chacoff NP, Freitas BN, Gagic V, Holzschuh A, Klatt BK, Krewenka KM, Krishnan S, Mayfield MM, Motzke I, Otieno M, Petersen J, Potts SG, Ricketts TH, Rundlöf M, Sciligo A, Allesh Sinu P, Steffan-Dewenter I, Taki H, Tscharntke T, Vergara CH, Viana BF, Woyciechowski M (2015) Trait matching of flower visitors and crops predicts fruit set better than trait diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1436–1444.

Habel JC, Brückmann SV, Krauss J, Schwarzer J, Weig A, Husemann M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Fragmentation genetics of the grassland butterfly Polyommatus coridon: stable genetic diversity or extinction debt? Conservation Genetics 16: 549-558.

Hoiss B, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Interactive effects of elevation, species richness and extreme climatic events on plant–pollinator networks. Global Change Biology 21: 4086–4097.

Jansen J, Pokorny T, Schmitt T (2015) Disentangling the effect of insemination and ovary development on the cuticular hydrocarbon profile in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Apidologie 47: 101-113.

Joschinski J, Hovestadt T, Krauss J (2015) Coping with shorter days: do phenology shifts constrain aphid fitness? PeerJ 3:e1103. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1103. OPEN ACCESS.

Joschinski J, van Kleunen M, Stift M (2015) Costs associated with the evolution of selfing in North American populations of Arabidopsis lyrata? Evolutionary Ecology 29:749–764.

Junker RR, Blüthgen N, Keller A (2015) Functional and phylogenetic diversity of plant communities differently affect the structure of flower-visitor interactions and reveal convergences in floral traits. Evolutionary Ecology 29: 437–450.

Kaiser D, Tra-Bi CS, Yeo K, Konate S, Linsenmair KE (2015) Species richness of termites (Blattoidea: Termitoidae) and ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) along disturbance gradients in semi-arid Burkina Faso (West Africa). Bonn zoological Bulletin 64: 16–31.

Keller A , Danner N, Grimmer G, Ankenbrand M, von der Ohe K, von der Ohe W, Rost S, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Evaluating multiplexed next-generation sequencing as a method in palynology for mixed pollen samples. Plant Biology 17: 558–566.

Keller ASickel W, Ankenbrand M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) NGS pollen metabarcoding and automatic taxonomic classification. Genome 58: 237.

Kleijn D, Winfree R, Bartomeus I, Carvalheiro LG, Henry M, Isaacs R,  Klein A-M, Kremen C, M’Gonigle LK, Rader R, Ricketts TH, Williams NM, Adamson NL, Ascher JS, Báldi A, Batáry P, Benjamin F, Biesmeijer JC, Blitzer EJ, Bommarco R, Brand MR, Bretagnolle V, Button L, Cariveau DP, Chifflet R, Colville JF, Danforth BN, Elle E, Garratt MPD, Herzog F, Holzschuh A, Howlett BG, Jauker F, Jha S, Knop E, Krewenka KM, Le Féon V, Mandelik Y, May EA, Park MG, Pisanty G, Reemer M, Riedinger V, Rollin O, Rundlöf M, Sardinas HS, Scheper J, Sciligo AR, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thorp R, Tscharntke T, Verhulst J, Viana BF, Vaissière BE, Veldtman R, Westphal C, Potts SG (2015) Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation. Nature Communications 36: 7414.

Konopik O, Steffan-Dewenter I, Grafe TU (2015) Effects of Logging and Oil Palm Expansion on Stream Frog Communities on Borneo, Southeast Asia. Biotropica 47: 636-643.

Kuppler J, Fricke J, Hemp C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Peters MK (2015) Conversion of savannah habitats to small-scale agriculture affects grasshopper communities at Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 509-518.

Lakovic M, Poethke HJ, Hovestadt T (2015) Dispersal timing: Emigration of insects living in patchy environments. PLoS ONE 1:e0128672.

Leonhardt SD, Wallace HM, Blüthgen N, Wenzel F (2015) Potential role of environmentally derived cuticular compounds in stingless bees. Chemoecology 25: 159-167.

Linden B, Linden J, Fischer F, Linsenmair KE (2015) Seed dispersal by South Africa’s only forest-dwelling guenon, the samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis). African Journal of Wildlife Research 45: 88–99.

Manning P, Gossner MM, Bossdorf O, Allan E, Zhang Y-Y, Prati D, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klaus VH, Klein AM, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Lange M, Müller J, Pašalić E, Socher SA, Tschapka M, Türke M, Weiner C, Werner M, Gockel S, Hemp A, Renner SC, Wells K, Buscot F, Kalko EKV, Linsenmair KE, Weisser WW, M Fischer (2015) Grassland management intensification weakens the associations among the diversities of multiple plant and animal taxa. Ecology 96: 1492–1501.

Martin EA, Reineking B, Bumsuk S, Steffan-Dewenter (2015) Pest control of aphids depends on landscape complexity and natural enemy interactions. PeerJ 3:e1095. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1095. OPEN ACCESS.

Mitesser O, Kőrösi Á, Hovestadt T, Möhringer P, Bohn G (2015) 3D flight path tracking of butterflies by image processing. International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering Systems 6: 29–31.

Müller J, Wende B, Strobl C, Eugster M, Gallenberger I, Floren A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Linsenmair KE, Weisser WW, Gossner MM (2015) Forest management and regional tree composition drive the host preference of saproxylic beetle communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 753-762.

Perovic D, Gámez-Virués S, Börschig C, Klein A-M, Krauss J, Steckel J, Rothenwöhrer C, Erasmi S, Tscharntke T, Westphal C (2015) Configurational landscape heterogeneity shapes functional community composition of grassland butterflies. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 505–513.

Riedinger V, Mitesser O, Hovestadt T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Holzschuh A (2015) Annual dynamics of wild bee densities: attractiveness and productivity effects of oilseed rape. Ecology 96:1351-1360.

Ruedenauer FA, Spaethe J, Leonhardt SD (2015): How to know which food is good for you: bumblebees use taste to discriminate between different concentrations of food differing in nutrient content. The Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 2233-2240.

Scheper J, Bommarco R, Holzschuh A, Potts SG, Riedinger V, Roberts SPM, Rundlöf M, Smith HG, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Wickens JB, Wickens VJ, Kleijn D (2015) Local and landscape‐level floral resources explain effects of wildflower strips on wild bees across four European countries. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1165-1175.

Schneider G, Krauss J, Riedinger V, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Biological pest control and yields depend on spatial and temporal crop cover dynamics. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1283–1292.

Schwitzke C, Fiala B, Linsenmair KE, Curio E (2015) Eucharistid ant-parasitoid affects facultative ant-plant Leea manillensis: top-down effects through three trophic levels. Arthropod-plant Interactions. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-015-9391-y.

Sickel W, Ankenbrand MJ, Grimmer G, Holzschuh A, Härtel S, Lanzen J, Steffan‑Dewenter I, Keller A (2015) Increased efficiency in identifying mixed pollen samples by meta‑barcoding with a dual‑indexing approach. BMC Ecology 15: 20-28. OPEN ACCESS.

Stangler ES, Hanson PE, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Interactive effects of habitat fragmentation and microclimate on trap-nesting Hymenoptera and their trophic interactions in small secondary rainforest remnants. Biodiversity and Conservation 24: 563–577.

Stevenson TJ, Visser ME, Arnold W, Barrett P, Biello S, Dawson A, Denlinger DL, Dominoni D, Ebling FJ, Elton S, Evans N, Ferguson HM, Foster RG, Hau M, Haydon DT, Hazlerigg DG, Heideman P, Hopcraft JGC, Jonsson NN, Kronfeld-Schor N, Kumar V, Lincoln GA, MacLeod R, Martin SAM, Martinez-Bakker M, Nelson RJ, Reed T, Robinson JE, Rock D, Schwartz WJ, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tauber E, Thackeray SJ, Umstatter C, Yoshimura T, Helm B (2015) Disrupted seasonal biology impacts health, food security and ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20151453.

Strube-Bloss MF, Brown A, Spaethe J, Schmitt T, Rössler W (2015) Extracting the Behaviorally Relevant Stimulus: Unique Neural Representation of Farnesol, a Component of the Recruitment Pheromone of Bombus terrestris. PLoS ONE 10: e0137413. OPEN ACCESS.

Wallace HM, Leonhardt SD (2015) Do hybrid trees inherit invasive characteristics? Fruits of Corymbia torelliana X C. citriodora hybrids and potential for seed dispersal by bees. PLoS ONE 10: e0138868. OPEN ACCESS.

Wölfling M, Rohrhirsch M, Uhl B, Keller A (2015) DNA-analyses of Venerupis philippinarum (Adams and Reeve, 1850) with a new and constant shell-pattern from Italy, Emilia Romagna. Malacologia 86: 30–32.

Wurdack M, Herbertz S, Dowling D, Kroiss J, Strohm E, Baur H, Niehuis O, Schmitt T (2015) Striking cuticular hydrocarbon dimorphism in the mason wasp Odynerus spinipes and its possible evolutionary cause (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae, Vespidae). Proceedings of the Royal Sociecty B 282: 20151777.

Zancolli G, Mahsberg D, Sickel W, Keller A (2015) Reptiles as reservoirs of bacterial infections: real threat or methodological bias? Microbial Ecology 70: 579-584.


Allan E, Bossdorf O, Dormann CF, Prati D, Gossner MM, Tscharntke T, Blüthgen N, Bellach M, Birkhofer K, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Chatzinotas, Christ S, Daniel R, Diekötter T, Fischer C, Friedl T, Glaser K, Hallmann C, Hodac L, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klein A-M, Klaus, VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris EK, Müller J, Nacke H, Pasalic E, Rillig MC, Rothenwöhrer C, Schall P, Scherber C, Schulze W, Socher SA, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Türke M, Weiner CN, Werner M, Westphal C, Wolters V, Wube T, Gockel S, Gorke M, Hemp A, Renner SC, Schöning I, Pfeiffer S, König-Ries B, Buscot F, Linsenmair KE, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW, Fischer M (2014) Interannual variation in land-use intensity enhances grassland multidiversity. PNAS 111: 308-313.

Arpaia S, Messéan A, Birch NA, Hokannen H, Härtel S, Van Loon J, Lovei G, Park J, Spreafico H, Squire GR, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tebbe C, Van Der Voet H (2014) Assessing and monitoring impacts of genetically modified plants on agro-ecosystems: the approach of AMIGA project. Entomologia 2: 79-86. OPEN ACCESS.

Bartomeus I, Potts SG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vaissiere BE, Woyciechowski M, Krewenka KM, Tscheulin T, Roberts SPM, Szentgyörgyi H, Westphal C, Bommarco R (2014) Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification. PeerJ 2: e328. OPEN ACCESS.

Benadi G, Hovestadt T, Poethke H-J, Blüthgen N (2014) Specialization and phenological synchrony of plant–pollinator interactions along an altitudinal gradient. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 639-650.

Börschig C, Klein A-M, Krauss J (2014) Effects of grassland management, endophytic fungi and predators on aphid abundance in two distinct regions. Journal of Plant Ecology 7: 490-498.

Breeze TD, Vaissière BE, Bommarco R, Petanidou T, Seraphides N, Kozák L, Scheper J, Biesmeijer JC, Kleijn D, Gyldenkærne S, Moretti M, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Pärtel M, Zobel M, Potts SG (2014) Agricultural policies exacerbate pollination service supply-demand mismatches across Europe. PLoS One 9: e82996. OPEN ACCESS.

Buellesbach J, Greim C, Raychoudhury R, Schmitt T (2014) Asymmetric assortative mating behaviour reflects incomplete prezygotic isolation in the Nasonia species complex. Ethology 120: 834-843.

Carvalheiro LG, Biesmeijer JC, Benadi G, Fruend J, Stang M, Bartomeus I, Kaiser-Bunbury CN, Baude M, Gomes SIF, Merckx V, Baldock KCR, Bennett ATD, Boada R, Bommarco R, Cartar R, Chacoff N, Dänhardt J, Dicks LV, Dormann CF, Ekroos J, Henson KSE, Holzschuh A, Junker RR, Lopezaraiza-Mikel M, Memmott J, Montero-Castaño A, Nelson IL, Petanidou T, Power EF, Rundlöf M, Smith H, Stout JC, Temitope K, Tscharntke T, Tscheulin T, Vila M, Kunin WE (2014) The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness. Ecology Letters 17: 1389-1399. OPEN ACCESS.

Leonhardt SD, Baumann A-M, Wallace HM, Brooks P, Schmitt T (2014) The chemistry of an unusual seed dispersal mutualism: bees use a complex set of olfactory cues to find their partner. Animal Behaviour 98: 41-51.

Chaianunporn T, Hovestadt T (2014) Group tolerance, dispersal evolution, and the maintenance of polymorphism in recognition cues. Behavirocal Ecology 25: 191-199.

Classen A, Peters MK, Ferger SW, Helbig-Bonitz M, Schmack JM, Maassen G, Schleuning M, Kalko EKV, Böhning-Gaese K, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Complementary ecosystem services provided by pest predators and pollinators increase quantity and quality of coffee yields. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20133148.

Clough Y, Ekroos J, Báldi A, Batáry P, Bommarco R, Gross N, Holzschuh A, Hopfenmüller S, Knop E, Kuussaari M, Lindborg R, Marini L, Öckinger E, Potts SG, Pöyry J, Roberts SPM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Smith HG (2014) Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity. Ecology Letters 17: 1168–1177.

Danner N, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Maize pollen foraging by honey bees in relation to crop area and landscape context. Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 677-684.

Fiala B, Meyer U, bin Hashim R, Maschwitz U (2014) Temporary sterilization behavior of mutualistic partner ants in a Southeast Asian myrmecophyte. Ecological Research 29: 815-822.

Floren A, Mueller T, Dittrich M, Weiss M, Linsenmair KE (2014) The influence of tree species, stratum and forest management on beetle assemblages responding to deadwood enrichment. Forest Ecology and Management 323: 57-64.

Fronhofer EA, Stelz JM, Lutz E, Poethke HJ, Bonte D (2014) Spatially correlated extinctions select for less emigration but larger dispersal distances in the spider mite Tetranychus urticae. Evolution 68: 1838–1844.

Groot AT, Schöfl G, Inglis O, Donnerhacke S, Classen A, Schmalz A, Santangelo RG, Emerson J, Gould F, Schal C, Heckel DG (2014) Within-population variability in a moth sex pheromone blend: genetic basis and behavioural consequences. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20133054.

Haenke S, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Fründ J, Batáry P, Jauker B, Tscharntke T, Holzschuh A (2014) Landscape configuration of crops and hedgerows drives local syrphid fly abundance. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 505-513.

Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Ecology: Honey Bee Foraging in Human-Modified Landscapes. Current Biology 24: R524-R526.

Hopfenmüller S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Holzschuh A (2014) Trait-Specific Responses of Wild Bee Communities to Landscape Composition, Configuration and Local Factors. PLoS ONE 9: e104439. OPEN ACCESS.

Hovestadt T, Mitesser O, Poethke H-J (2014) Gender-Specific Emigration Decisions Sensitive to Local Male and Female Density. The American Naturalist 184: 38–51.

Jennings JH, Etges WJ, Schmitt T, Hoikkala A (2014) Cuticular hydrocarbons of Drosophila montana: Geographic variation, sexual dimorphism and potential roles as pheromones. Journal of Insect Physiology 61: 16–24.

Junker RR, Romeike T, Keller A, Langen D (2014) Density-dependent responses by bumble-bees to flower dwelling bacteria. Apidologie 5: 467–477.

Keller A, Horn H, Förster F, Schultz J (2014) Computational integration of genomic traits into 16S rDNA microbiota sequencing studies. Gene 549: 186-191.

Klatt BK, Holzschuh A, Westphal C, Clough Y, Smit I, Pawelzik E, Tscharntke T (2014) Bee pollination improves crop quality, shelf life and commercial value. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20132440. Highlighted in Nature (2013) 514: 190.

Koné M, Konaté S, Yeo K, Kouassi PK, Linsenmair KE (2014) Effects of management intensity on ant diversity in cocoa plantation (Oume, centre west Cote D’Ivoire). Journal of Insect Conservation 18: 701-712.

Konopik O, Linsenmair KE, Grafe TU (2014) Road construction enables establishment of a novel predator category to resident anuran community: a case study from a primary lowland Bornean rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 30: 13–22.

Konopik O, Gray CL, Grafe TU, Steffan-Dewenter I, Fayle TM (2014) From rainforest to oil palm plantations: Shifts in predator population and prey communities, but resistant interactions. Global Ecology and Conservation 2: 385–394. OPEN ACCESS

Leingärtner A, Hoiss B, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Combined Effects of Extreme Climatic Events and Elevation on Nutritional Quality and Herbivory of Alpine Plants. PLoS ONE 9: e93881. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093881. OPEN ACCESS.

Leingärtner A, Krauss J, Steffan‑Dewenter I (2014): Species richness and trait composition of butterfly assemblages change along an altitudinal gradient. Oecologia 175: 613–623.

Leingärtner A, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Elevation and experimental snowmelt manipulation affect emergence phenology and abundance of soil-hibernating arthropods. Ecological Entomology 39: 412-418.

Marini L, Öckinger E, Bergman K-O, Jauker B, Krauss J, Kuussaari M, Pöyry J, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Bommarco R (2014) Contrasting effects of habitat area and connectivity on evenness of pollinator communities. Ecography 37: 544-551.

McCarthy MA, Moore AL, Krauss J, Morgan JW, Clements CF (2014): Linking Indices for Biodiversity Monitoring to Extinction Risk Theory. Conservation Biology 28: 1575–1583. OPEN ACCESS

Menzel F, Orivel J, Kaltenpoth M, Schmitt T (2014) What makes you a potential partner? Insights from convergently evolved ant–ant symbioses. Chemoecology 24: 105-119.

Müller E, Keller A, Fregin A, Müller CR, Rost S (2014) Confirmation of warfarin resistance of naturally occurring VKORC1 variants by coexpression with coagulation factor IX and in silico protein modelling. BMC Genetics 15: 17-23. OPEN ACCESS.

Mupepele A-C, Müller T, Dittrich M, Floren A (2014) Are Temperate Canopy Spiders Tree-Species Specific? PLoS ONE 9: e86571. OPEN ACCESS

Nowicki P, Vrabek V, Binzenhöfer B, Feil J, Zaksek B, Hovestadt T, Settele J (2014) Butterfly dispersal in inhospitable matrix: rare, risky, but long-distance. Landscape Ecology 29: 401-412.

Peters MK, Mayr A, Röder J, Sanders NJ, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Variation in nutrient use in ant assemblages along an extensive elevational gradient on Mt Kilimanjaro. Journal of Biogeography 41: 2245–2255.

Riedinger V, Renner M, Rundlöf M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Holzschuh A (2014) Early mass-flowering crops mitigate pollinator dilution in late-flowering crops. Landscape Ecology 29: 425-435.

Rost S, E Kunstmann, E Bach, I Nanda, C Neuner, R Bittner, A Keller, U Zechner, O Bartsch, R Mlynski, CR Müller, T Haaf (2014) A novel form of X-linked non-syndromic hearing loss with cochlea malformation caused by mutations in the type IV collagen gene COL4A6. European Journal of Human Genetics 22: 208-15.

Schlegelmilch K, Keller A, Zehe V, Hondke S, Schilling T, Jakob F, Klein-Hitpass L, Schütze N (2014) WISP 1 is an important survival factor in human mesenchymalstromal cells☆. Gene 551: 243–254.

Steckel J, Westphal C, Peters MK, Bellach M, Rothenwoehrer C, Erasmi S, Scherber C, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Landscape composition and configuration differently affect trap-nesting bees, wasps and their antagonists. Biological Conservation 172: 56–64.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Bommarco R, Holzschuh A, Öckinger E, Potts SG, Riedinger V, Schneider G, Krauss J: The interface between conservation areas and agriculture: Functional spill-over and ecosystem services. In: Henle K, Potts S, Kunin W, Matsinos Y, Simila J, Pantis J, Grobelnik V, Penev L, Settele J (eds) (2014) Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation. Pensoft, Sofia. Advanced Books: e1169. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e1169

Weiner CN, Werner M, Linsenmair KE, Blüthgen N (2014) Land-use impacts on plant-pollinator networks: interaction strength and specialization predict pollinator declines. Ecology 95: 466–474.

Wielgoss A, Tscharntke T, Rumede A, Fiala B, Seidel H, Shahabuddin S, Clough Y (2014) Interaction complexity matters: isentangling services and disservices of ant communities driving yield in tropical agroecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20132144.

Zancolli G, Rödel M-O, Steffan-Dewenter I, Storfer A (2014) Comparative landscape genetics of two river frog species occurring at different elevations on Mount Kilimanjaro. Molecular Ecology 23: 4989-5002.

Zancolli G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Rödel M-O (2014) Amphibian diversity on the roof of Africa: unveiling the effects of habitat degradation, altitude and biogeography. Diversity and Distributions 20: 297-308.


Bartoń K, Hovestadt T (2013) Prey density, value and spatial distribution affect the efficiency of area-concentrated search. Journal of Theoretical Biology 316: 61-69.

Benadi G, Blüthgen N, Hovestadt T, Poethke H-J (2013) When can plant-pollinator interactions promote plant diverstiy? The Amercian Naturalist 182: 131-146.

Benadi G, Blüthgen N, Hovestadt T, Poethke H-J (2013) Contrasting specialization-stability relationships in plant-animal mutualistic systems. Ecological Modeling 258: 65-73.

Boch S, Prati D, Müller J, Socher S, Baumbach H, Buscot F, Gockel S, Hemp A, Hessenmöller D, Kalko EKV, Linsenmair KE, Pfeiffer S, Pommer U, Schöning I, Schulze E-D, Seilwinder C, Weisser WW, Wells K, Fischer M (2013) High plant species richness indicates management-related disturbances rather than the conservation status of forests. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 496-505.

Börschig C, Klein A-M, von Wehrden H, Krauss J (2013) Traits of butterfly communities change from specialist to generalist characteristics with increasing land-use intensity. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 547-554.

Buellesbach J, Gadau L, Beukeboom LW, Echinger F, Raychoudhury R, Werren JH, Schmitt T (2013): Cuticular hydrocarbon divergence in the jewel wasp Nasonia: evolutionary shifts in chemical communication channels? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 2467-2478.

Cornelius C, Leingärtner A, Hoiss B, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Menzel A (2013) Phenological response of grassland species to manipulative snowmelt and drought along an altitudinal gradient. Journal of Experimental Botany 64: 241-251. OPEN ACCESS

Dosso K, Deligne J, Yéo K, Konaté S, Linsenmair KE (2013) Changes in the termite assemblage across a sequence of land-use systems in the rural area around Lamto Reserve in central Côte d’Ivoire. Journal of Insect Conservation 17: 1047-1057.

Fischer C, Schlinkert H, Ludwig M, Holzschuh A, Gallé R, Tscharntke T, Batáry P (2013) The impact of hedge-forest connectivity and microhabitat conditions on spider and carabid beetle assemblages in agricultural landscapes. Journal of Insect Conservation 17: 1027-1038.

Floren A, Wetzel W, Staab M (2013) The contribution of canopy species to overall ant diversity (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in temperate and tropical ecosystems. Myrmecological News 19: 65-74.

Fronhofer EA, Hovestadt T, Poethke H-J (2013): From random walks to informed movement. Oikos 122: 857-866.

Fronhofer EA, Sperr EB, Kreis A, Ayasse M, Poethke HJ, Tschapka M (2013) Picky hitch-hikers: vector choice leads to directed dispersal and fat-tailed kernels in a passively dispersing mite. Oikos 122: 1254–1264.

Fründ J, Dormann CF, Holzschuh A, Tscharntke T (2013) Bee diversity effects on pollination depend on functional complementarity and niche shifts. Ecology 94: 2042-2054.

Fuchs B, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Krauss J (2013) Peramine and Lolitrem B from Endophyte-Grass Associations Cascade Up the Food Chain. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39: 1385-1389.

Garibaldi LA, Steffan-Dewenter I, Winfree R, Aizen MA, Bommarco R, Cunningham SA, Kremen, C, Carvalheiro LG, Harder LD, Afik O, Bartomeus I, Benjamin F, Boreux V, Cariveau D, Chacoff NP, Dudenhöffer JH, Freitas BM, Ghazoul J, Greenleaf S, Hipólito J, Holzschuh A, Howlett B, Isaacs R, Javorek SK, Kennedy CM, Krewenka K, Krishnan S, Mandelik Y, Mayfield MM, Motzke I, Munyuli T, Nault BA, Otieno M, Petersen J, Pisanty G, Potts SG, Rader R, Ricketts TH, Rundlöf M, Seymour CL, Schüepp C, Szentgyörgyi H, Taki H, Tscharntke T, Vergara CH, Viana BF, Wanger TC, Westphal C, Williams N, Klein AM (2013) Wild Pollinators Enhance Fruit Set of Crops Regardless of Honey Bee Abundance. Science 339: 1608-1611. 

Giesbers MCWG, Gerritsma S, Buellesbach J, Diao W, Pannebaker BA, van de Zande L, Schmitt T, Beukeboom LW (2013) Prezygotic isolation in the parasitoid wasp genus Nasonia. IN: Michalak P (ed) Speciation: Natural Processes, Genetics and Biodiversity. Nova Science Publisher. Hauppauge NY. 165-195.

González-Varo JP, Biesmeijer JC, Bommarco R, Potts SG, Schweiger O, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Szentgyörgyi H, Woyciechowski M, Vila M (2013): Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination. Trend in Ecology & Evolution 28: 524-530.

Gossner MM, Floren A, Weisser W, Linsenmair KE (2013) Effect of dead wood enrichment in the canopy and on the forest floor on beetle guild composition. Forest Ecology and Management 302: 404-413.

Guicking D, Fiala B, Kröger-Kilian K, Mohamed M, Weising K (2013) High gene flow in thrips-pollinated South-East Asian pioneer trees: genetic diversity and population structure of Macaranga hypoleuca and M. beccariana (Euphorbiaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 173: 606-621.

Hancock C, Wäschke N, Schumacher U, Linsenmair KE, Meiners T, Obermaier E (2013) Fertilizer application decreases insect abundance on Plantago lanceolata – a large scale experiment in three geographic regions. Arthropod-Plant interactions (APIS) 7: 147-158.

Hendriksma HP, Küting M, Härtel S, Näther A, Dohrmann AB, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tebbe CC (2013) Effect of stacked insecticidal cry proteins from maize pollen on nurse bees (Apis mellifera carnica) and their gut bacteria. Plos One 8: e59589. OPEN ACCESS

Hoiss B, Gaviria J, Leingärtner A, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013) Combined effects of climate and management on plant diversity and pollination type in alpine grasslands. Diversity and Distributions 19: 386-395.

Holzschuh A, Dormann CF, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013) Mass-flowering crops enhance wild bee abundance. Oecologia 172: 477-484.

Jauker B, Krauss J, Jauker F, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013) Liking life history traits to pollinator loss in fragmented calcareous grasslands. Landscape Ecology 28: 107–120.

Kang W, Hoffmeister M, Martin E, Steffan-Dewenter I, Han D, Lee D (2013) Effects of management and structural connectivity on the plant communities of organic vegetable field margins in South Korea. Ecological Research 28: 991-1002.

Keller A, Grimmer G, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013) Diverse Microbiota Identified in Whole Intact Nest Chambers of the Red Mason Bee Osmia bicornis (Linnaeus 1758). PLoS ONE 8: e78296. OPEN ACCESS

Kennedy CM, Lonsdorf E, Neel MC, Williams NM, Ricketts TH, Winfree R, Bommarco R, Brittain C, Burley AL, Cariveau D, Carvalheiro LG, Chacoff NP, Cunningham  SA, Danforth BN, Dudenhöffer J-H, Elle E, Gaines HR, Garibaldi LA, Gratton C, Holzschuh A, Isaacs R, Javorek SK, Jha S, Klein AM, Krewenka K, Mandelik Y, Mayfield MM, Morandin L, Neame LA, Otien M, Park M, Potts SG, Rundlöf M, Saez A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Taki H, Viana  BF, Westphal C, Wilson JK, Greenleaf SS, Kremen C (2013) A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems. Ecology Letters 16: 584-599.

Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Haenke S, Batáry P, Jauker B, Báldi A, Tscharntke T, Holzschuh A (2013) Contrasting effects of mass-flowering crops on bee pollination of hedge plants at different spatial and temporal scales. Ecological Applications 23: 1938-1946.

Kubisch A, Fronhofer EA, Poethke HJ, Hovestadt T (2013) Kin Competition as a Major Driving Force for Invasions. The Amercian Naturalist 181: 700-706.

Kubisch A, Degen T, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2013) Predicting range shifts under global change: the balance between local adaptation and dispersal. Ecography 36: 873–882.

Leonhardt SD, Rasmussen C, Schmitt T (2013) Genes versus environment: geography and phylogenetic relationships shape the chemical profiles of stingless bees on a global scale. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20130680.

Martin EA, Reineking B, Seo B, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013) Natural enemy interactions constrain pest control in complex agricultural landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110: 5534–5539.

Menzel F, Blüthgen N, Tolasch T, Conrad J, Beifuß U, Beuerle T, Schmitt T (2013) Crematoenones – a novel substance class exhibited by ants functions as appeasement signal. Frontiers in Zoology 10: 32-43. OPEN ACCESS

Meuche I, Brusa O, Linsenmair KE, Keller A , H Pröhl (2013): Only distance matters - non-choosy females in a poison frog population. Frontiers in Zoology 10: 29. OPEN ACCESS

Niehuis O, Buellesbach J, Gibson JD, Pothmann D, Hanner C, Mutti NS, Judson AK, Gadau J, Ruther J, Schmitt T (2013) Behavioural and genetic analyses of Nasonia shed light on the evolution of sex pheromones. Nature 349: 345-348.

Peters MK, Fischer G, Hita Garcia F, Lung T, Wägele JW (2013) Spatial Variation in Army Ant Swarm Raiding and its Potential Effect on Biodiversity. Biotropica 45: 54-62.

Riedinger V, Müller J, Stadler J, Ulrich W, Brandl, R (2013) Assemblages of bats are phylogenetically clustered on a regional scale. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 74-80.

Rödel M-O, Brede C, Hirschfeld M, Schmitt T, Favreau P, Stöcklin R, Wunder C, Mebs D (2013) Chemical Camouflage – A Frog’s Strategy to Co-Exist with Aggressive Ants. PLoS ONE 8: e81950. OPEN ACCESS

Scheper J, Holzschuh A, Kuussaari M, Potts SG, Rundlöf M, Smith HG, Kleijn D (2013): Environmental factors driving the effectiveness of European agri-environmental measures in mitigating pollinator loss – a meta-analysis. Ecology Letters 16: 912-920.

Schindler M, Diestelhorst O, Härtel S, Saure C, Schanowski A, Schwenninger HR (2013) Monitoring agricultural ecosystems by using wild bees as environmental indicators. BioRisk 8: 53–71. OPEN ACCESS

Schneider G, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter (2013): Predation rates on semi-natural grasslands depend on adjacent habitat type. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 614–621.

Socher SA, Prati D, Boch S, Müller J, Baumbach H, Gockel S, Hemp A, Schöning I, Wells K, Buscot F, Kalko EKV, Linsenmair KE, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW, Fischer M (2013) Interacting effects of fertilization, mowing and grazing on plant species diversity of 1500 grasslands in Germany differ between regions. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 126–136.

Wagner K, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013): Butterfly diversity and historical land cover change along an altitudinal gradient. Journal of Insect Conservation 17: 1039-1046.

Zancolli G, Storfer A, Rödel M-O (2013) Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in River Frogs (Genus Amietia) on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Herpetological Review 44: 611–614.


Bartoń K, Hovestadt T, Phillips B, Travis JMJ (2012) Risky movement speeds up the rate of range expansion. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences 279: 1194-1202.

Basset Y, Cizek L, Cuénoud P, Didham RK, Guilhaumon F, Missa O, Novotny V, Ødegaard F, Roslin T, Schmidl J, Tishechkin AK, Winchester NN, Roubik DW, Aberlenc H-P, Bail J, Barrios H, Bridle JR, Castaño-Meneses G, Corbara B, Curletti G, da Rocha WD, De Bakker D, Delabie JHC, Dejean A, Fagan LL, Floren A, Kitching RL, Medianero E, Miller SE, Gama de Oliveira E, Orivel J, Pollet M, Rapp M, Ribeiro SP, Roisin Y, Schmidt JB, Sørensen L, Leponce M (2012) Arthropod Diversity in a Tropical Forest. Science 338: 1481-1484.

Batáry P, Holzschuh A, Orci KM, Samu F, Tscharntke T (2012) Responses of plant, insect and spider biodiversity to local and landscape scale management. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 146: 130-136.

Batáry P, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Fischer C, Tscharntke T, Holzschuh A (2012) Contrasting effect of isolation of hedges from forests on farmland vs. woodland birds. Community Ecology 13: 155-161.

Benadi G, Blüthgen N, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2012) Population dynamics of plant and pollinator communities: stability reconsidered. The American Naturalist 179: 157-168.

Blitzer EJ, Dormann CF, Holzschuh A, Klein AM, Rand TA, Tscharntke T (2012) Spillover of organisms across the interface between managed systems and natural habitats. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 146: 34-43.

Blüthgen N, Dormann CF, Prati D, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N, Alt F, Boch S, Gockel S, Hemp A, Müller J, Nieschulze J, Renner SC, Schöning I, Schumacher U, Socher SA, Wells K, Birkhofer K, Buscot F, Oelmann Y, Rothenwöhrer C, Scherber C, Tscharntke T, Weiner CN, Fischer M, Kalko EKV, Linsenmair KE, Schulze ED, Weisser WW (2012) A quantitative index of land-use intensity in grasslands: integrating mowing, grazing and fertilization. Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 207-220.

Bonte D, van Dyck H, Bullock J, Coulon A, Delgado M, Gibbs M, Lehouck V, Matthysen E, Mustin K, Saastamoinen M, Schtickzelle N, Stevens VM, Vandewoestijne S, Baguette M, Bartoń K, Benton TG, Chaput-Bardy A, Clobert J, Dytham C, Hovestadt T, Meier CM, Palmer SCF, Turlure C, Travis JMJ (2012) Costs of Dispersal. Biological Reviews 87: 290-312.

Breitbach N, Tillmann S, Schleuning M, Grünewald C, Laube, I, Steffan-Dewenter I, Böhning-Gaese K (2012) Influence of habitat complexity and landscape configuration on pollination and seed-dispersal interactions of wild cherry trees. Oecologia168: 425-437.

Chaianunporn T, Hovestadt T (2012) Concurrent evolution of dispersal and habitat tolerance in host-parasitoid systems. Ecological Modelling 247: 241-250.

Chaianunporn T, Hovestadt T (2012) Evolution of dispersal in metacommunities of interaction species. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 2511-2525.

Concepción ED, Díaz M, Kleijn D, Báldi A, Batáry P, Clough Y, Gabriel D, Herzog F, Holzschuh A, Knop E, Marshall EJP, Tscharntke T, Verhulst J (2012) Interactive effects of landscape context constrain the effectiveness of local agri-environmental management. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 695-705.

Ernst R, Keller A, Landburg G, Grafe TU, Linsenmair KE, Rödel M-O, Dziock F (2012) Common ancestry or environmental trait filters: cross-continental comparisons of trait-habitat relationships in tropical anuran amphibian assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 704–715.

Ernst R, Keller A, Landburg G, Grafe TU, Linsenmair KE, Rödel M-O, Dziock F (2012) Common ancestry or environmental trait filters: cross-continental comparisons of trait-habitat relationships in tropical anuran amphibian assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 704–715.

Floren A (2012) The importance of canopy research for understanding ecosystem functioning. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 18: 373-381.

Fronhofer EA, Kubisch A, Hilker FM, Hovestadt T, Poethke H-J (2012) Why are metapopulations so rare? Ecology 93: 1967-1978.

Hendriksma HP, Härtel S, Babendreier D,  von der Ohe W, Steffan-Dewenter I (2012) Effects of multiple Bt proteins and GNA lectin on in vitro-reared honey bee larvae. Apidologie 43: 549-560.

Henle K, Bell S, Brotons L, Clobert J, Evans D, Göerg C, Grodzinska-Jurczak M, Gruber B, Haila Y, Henry P, Huth A, Julliard R, Keil P, Kleyer M, Kotze D, Kunin W, Lengyel S, Lin Y, Loyau A, Luck G, Magnusson W, Margules C, Matsinos Y, May P, Sousa-Pinto I, Possingham H, Potts S, Ring I, Pryke J, Samways M, Saunders D, Schmeller D, Similä J, Sommer S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stoev P, Sykes M, Tóthmérész B, Tzanopoulos J, Yam R, Penev L (2012) Nature Conservation - a new dimension in Open Access publishing bridging science and application. Nature Conservation-Bulgaria 1: 1–10.

Hoiss B, Krauss J, Potts SG, Roberts S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2012) Altitude acts as an enviromental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities. Proceedings of The Royal Society B 279: 4447–4456.

Holzschuh A, Dudenhöffer J-H, Tscharntke T (2012) Landscapes with wild bee habitats enhance pollination, fruit set and yield of sweet cherry. Biological Conservation 153: 101–107.

Hovestadt T, Bonte D, Dytham C, Poethke HJ (2012) Evolution and emergence of dispersal kernels - a brief theoretical evaluation. In: Clobert J, Baguette M, Benton T, Bullock J (eds) Dispersal and spatial evolutionary ecology. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Hovestadt T, Thomas JA, Mitesser O, Elmes GW, Schoenrogge K (2012) Unexpected benefit of a social parasite for a key fitness component of its ant hosts. The American Naturalist 179: 110-123.

Jauker F, Bondarenko B, Becker HC, Steffan-Dewenter I (2012) Pollination efficiency of wild bees and hoverflies provided to oilseed rape. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 14: 81-87.

Kessler M, Hertel D, Jungkunst HF, Kluge J, Abrahamczyk S, Bos M, Buchori D, Gerold G, Gradstein SR, Köhler S, Leuschner C, Moser G, Pitopang R, Saleh S, Schulze CH, Sporn SG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Tscharntke T (2012) Can Joint Carbon and Biodiversity Management in Tropical Agroforestry Landscapes Be Optimized?PLoS ONE 7: e47192. OPEN ACCESS

Koné M, Konaté S, Yeo K, Kouassi PK, Linsenmair KE (2012) Changes in ant communities along an age gradient of cocoa cultivation in the Oumé region, central Cote d’Ivoire. Entomological Science 15: 324–339.

Kreutz K, Fischer F, Linsenmair KE (2012) Timber plantations as favourite habitat for giant anteaters. Mammalia 76: 137-142.

Laurance W, et al. (incl. Linsenmair KE) (2012) Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature 489: 290-294.

Ludwig M, Schlinkert H, Holzschuh A, Fischer C, Scherber C, Trnka A, Tscharntke T, Batáry P (2012) Landscape-moderated bird nest predation in hedges and forest edges. Acta Oecologica 45: 50-56.

Marini L, Bruun HH, Heikkinen RK, Helm A, Honnay O, Krauss J, Kühn I, Lindborg, R, Pärtel M, Bommarco R (2012) Traits related to species persistence and dispersal explain changes in plant communities subjected to habitat loss. Diversity & Distributions 18: 898-908.

Menzel F, Schmitt T (2012) First evidence for an interspecific selection pressure on chemical recognition cues. Evolution 66: 896-904.

Meuche I, Linsenmair KE, Pröhl H (2012) Intrasexual competition, territoriality and acoustic communication in male strawberry poison frogs (Oophaga pumilio). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 613-621.

Naether A, Foesel B, Naegele V, Wüst P, Weinert J, Bonkowski M, Alt F, Oelmann Y, Polle A, Lohaus G, Gockel S, Hemp A, Kalko EKV, Linsenmair KE, Pfeiffer S, Renner S, Schöning I, Weisser WW, Wells K, Fischer M, Overmann J, Friedrich M (2012) Environmental factors affect acidobacterial communities below the subgroup level in grassland and forest soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78: 7398-7406.

Nielsen A, Dauber J, Kunin WE, Lamborn E, Jauker B, Moora M, Potts SG, Reitan T, Roberts S, Sõber V, Settele J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Tscheulin T, Vaitis M, Vivarelli D, Biesmeijer JC, Petanidou T (2012) Pollinator community responses to the spatial population structure of wild plants: A pan-European approach. Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 489-499. 

Öckinger E, Bergman K-O, Franzén M, Kadlec T, Krauss J, Kuussaari M, Pöyry J, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Bommarco R (2012) The landscape matrix modifies the effect of habitat fragmentation in grassland butterflies. Landscape Ecology 27: 121–131.

Schlechter-Helas J, Schmitt T, Peschke K (2012) Learning individual signatures: rove beetle males discriminate unreceptive females by cuticular hydrocarbon patterns. Animal Behaviour 84: 369-376.

Schleuning M, Fründ J, Klein A-M, Abrahamczyk S, Alarcón R, Albrecht M, Andersson GKS, Bazarian S, Böhning-Gaese K, Bommarco R, Dalsgaard B, Dehling DM, Gotlieb A, Hagen M, Hickler T, Holzschuh A, Kaiser-Bunbury CN, Kreft H, Morris RJ, Sandel B, Sutherland WJ, Svenning J-C, Tscharntke T, Watts S, Weiner CN, Werner M, Williams NM, Winqvist C, Dormann CF, Blüthgen N (2012) Specialization of Mutualistic Interaction Networks Decreases toward Tropical Latitudes. Current Biology 22: 1925-1931.

The Marie Curie SPECIATION Network (2012) What do we need to know about speciation? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 27-39.

Travis JMJ, Mustin K, Bartoń K, Benton TG, Clobert J, Delgado M, Dytham C, Hovestadt T, Palmer SCF, van Dyck H, Bonte D (2012) Modelling dispersal: an eco-evolutionary framework incorporating emigration, movement, settlement behaviour and the multiple costs involved. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 3: 628-641.

Tscharntke T, Tylianakis J, Rand T, Didham R, Fahrig L, Batary P, Bengtsson J, Clough Y, Crist T, Dormann C, Ewers R, Holt R, Holzschuh A, Klein A, Kremen C, Landis D, Laurance W, Lindenmayer D, Scherber C, Sodhi N, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thies C, van der Putten W, Westphal C (2012) Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses. Biological Reviews 87: 661-685.

Wielgoss AC, Clough Y, Fiala B, Rumede A, Tscharntke T (2012) A minor pest reduces yield losses by a major pest: plant-mediated herbivore interactions in Indonesian cacao. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 465-473.


Bleil R, Blüthgen N, Junker RR (2011) Ant-plant mutualism in Hawai’i? Invasive ants reduce flower parasitism but also exploit floral nectar of the endemic shrub Vaccinium reticulatum (Ericaceae). Pacific Science 65: 291-300.

Blüthgen N, Klein AM (2011) Functional complementarity and specialisation: The role of biodiversity in plant–pollinator interactions. Basic and Applied Ecology 12: 282-291.

Brückmann SV, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2011) The impact of habitat fragmentation on trophic interactions of the monophagous butterfly Polyommatus coridon. Journal of Insect Conservation 15: 707-714.

Buchheim MA, Keller A, Koetschan C, Förster F, Merget B, Wolf M (2011) Internal transcribed spacer 2 (nu ITS2 rRNA) sequence-structure phylogenetics: towards an automated reconstruction of the green algal tree of life. PLoS ONE 6: e16931. OPEN ACCESS.

Chaianunporn T, Hovestadt T (2011) The role of mobility for the emergence of diversity in victim-exploiter systems. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 2473-2484.

Chipperfield JD, Dytham C, Hovestadt T (2011) An updated algorithm for the generation of dynamic neutral landscapes by spectral synthesis. PLOS One 6: e17040.

Chipperfield JD, Holland EP, Dytham C, Thomas CD, Hovestadt T (2011) On the approximation of continuous dispersal kernels in discrete-space models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2: 668-681.

Clough Y, Barkmann J, Juhrbandt J, Kessler M, Wanger TC, Anshary A, Buchori D, Cicuzza D, Darras K, Putra DD, Erasmi S, Pitopang R, Schmidt C, Schulze CH, Seidel D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stenchly K, Vidal S, Weist M, Wielgoss AC,Tscharntke T (2011) Combining high biodiversity with high yields in tropical agroforests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108: 8311-8316.

Drescher J, Feldhaar H, Blüthgen N (2011) Interspecific aggression, resource monopolization and ecological dominance of Anoplolepis gracilipes within an ant community in Malaysian Borneo. Biotropica 43: 93-99.

Fiala B, Meyer U, Rosli H, Maschwitz U (2011) Pollination systems in pioneer trees of the genus Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) in Malaysian rainforests. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 103: 935-953.

Floren A, Müller T, Deeleman-Reinhold C, Linsenmair KE (2011) Effects of forest fragmentation canopy spider communities in SE-Asian rainforests. Ecotropica 17: 15-26.

Fronhofer EA, Kubisch A, Hovestadt T, Poethke H-J (2011) Assortative mating counteracts the evolution of dispersal polymorphisms. Evolution 65: 2461-2469.

Fronhofer EA, Pasurka H, Poitrineau K, Mitesser O, Poethke H-J (2011) Risk-sensitivity revisited: from individuals to populations. Animal Behaviour 82: 875-883.

Fronhofer EA,Pasurka H, Mitesser O, Poethke H-J (2011) Scarce resources, risk-sensitivity and egalitarian resource sharing. Evolutionary Ecology Research 13: 253-267.

Garibaldi LA, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kremen C, Morales JM, Bommarco R, Cunningham SA, Carvalheiro LG, Chacoff NP, Dudenhöffer JH, Greenleaf SS, Holzschuh A, Isaacs R, Krewenka K, Mandelik Y, Mayfield MM, Morandin LA, Potts SG, Ricketts TH, Szentgyörgyi H, Viana BF, Westphal C, Winfree R, Klein A-M (2011) Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits. Ecology Letters 14: 1062-1072.

Gladbach DJ, Holzschuh A, Scherber C, Thies C, Dormann CF, Tscharntke T (2011) Crop–noncrop spillover: arable fields affect trophic interactions on wild plants in surrounding habitats. Oecologia 166: 433-441.

Guicking D, Fiala B, Blattner F, Slik F, M Maryati, Weising K (2011) Comparative chloroplast DNA phylogeography of myrmecophytic and non-myrmecophytic pioneer trees of Macaranga section Pruinosae (Euphorbiaceae). Tree Genetics and Genomes 7: 573-583.

Haberer W, Schmitt T, Schreier P,  Müller JK (2011) Intended and unintended receivers of the male pheromones of the burying beetles Nicrophorus humator and Nicrophorus vespilloides. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 140: 122-126.

Härtel S, Wossler, TC, Moltzer G-J, Crewe RM, Moritz RFA, Neumann P (2011) Pheromone-mediated reproductive dominance hierarchies among pseudo-clonal honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis). Apidologie 42: 659-668. 

Hendriksma HP, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2011) Testing Pollen of Single and Stacked Insect-Resistant Bt-Maize on In vitro Reared Honey Bee Larvae. PLoS ONE 6: e28174. OPEN ACCESS

Hendriksma HP, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2011) Honey bee risk assessment: New approaches for in vitro larvae rearing and data analyses. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2: 509-517.

Holzschuh A, Dormann CF, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2011) Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 3444-3451. OPEN ACCESS

Hovestadt T, Nowicki P, Binzenhöfer B, Settele J (2011) Do all inter-patch movements represent dispersal? A mixed kernel study of butterfly mobility in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 1070-1077.

Hsieh Y-L, Linsenmair KE (2011) Underestimated spider diversity in a temperate beech forest. Biodiversity and Conservation 20: 2953-2965.

Jones TS, Allan E, Härri SA, Krauss J, Müller CB, van Veen FJ (2011) Effects of genetic diversity of grass on insect species diversity at higher trophic levels are not due to cascading diversity effects. Oikos 120: 1031-1036.

Junker RR, Daehler CC, Keller A, Blüthgen N (2011) Hawaiian ant–flower networks: nectar-thieving ants prefer undefended native over introduced plants with floral defenses. Ecological Monographs 81: 295-311.

Junker RR, Loewel C, Gross R, Dötterl S, Keller A, Blüthgen N (2011) Composition of epiphytic bacterial communities differs on petals and leaves. Plant Biology 13: 918-924.

Kaiser D, Konaté S, Linsenmair KE (2011) Evaluation des communautés de termites et de fourmis. In: Thiombiano A, Kampmann D (eds) Atlas de la Biodiversité de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Tome II : Burkina Faso. Ouagadougou & Frankfurt/Main. Pp 520-525.

Kaiser D, Konaté S, Linsenmair KE, Lepage M (2011) Zaï -  Levez vous tôt pour vous empresser de préparer votre terre . In: Thiombiano A, Kampmann D (eds) Atlas de la Biodiversité de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Tome II : Burkina Faso. Ouagadougou & Frankfurt/Main. Pp 496-497.

Kaiser D, Konaté S, Linsenmair KE (2011) Termites et communauté de fourmis. In: Thiombiano A, Kampmann D (eds) Atlas de la Biodiversité de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Tome II : Burkina Faso. Ouagadougou & Frankfurt/Main. Pp 324-331.

Kessler M, Abrahamczyk S, Bos M, Buchori D, Dwi Putra D, Gradstein RS, Höhn P, Kluge J, Orend F, Pitopang R, Saleh S, Schulze CH, Sporn SG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Tscharntke T (2011) Cost-effectiveness of plant and animal biodiversity indicators in tropical forest and agroforest habitats. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 330–339.

Konaté S, Linsenmair KE (2011) Diversité biologique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest : Importance,menaces et valorisation. In: Thiombiano A, Kampmann D (eds) Atlas de la  Biodiversité de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Tome II : Burkina Faso. Ouagadougou & Frankfurt/Main. Pp 14-32.

Koné NGA, Dosso K, Konaté S, Kouadio JK, Linsenmair KE (2011) Environmental and biological determinants of Termitomyces species seasonal fructification in central and southern Côte d’Ivoire. Insectes Sociaux 58: 371-382.

Krauss J, Gallenberger I, Steffan-Dewenter I (2011) Decreased Functional Diversity and Biological Pest Control in Conventional Compared to Organic Crop Fields. PLoS ONE 6: e19502. OPEN ACCESS

Kubisch A, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2011) Density-dependent dispersal and the formation of range borders. Ecography 34: 1002-1008.

Kubisch A, Poethke H-J (2011) Range border formation in a world with increasing climatic variance. Evolutionary Ecology Research 13: 159–169.

Leonhardt S, Schmitt T, Blüthgen N (2011) Tree resin composition, collection behaviour and selective filters shape chemical profiles of tropical bees (Apidae: Meliponini). PLoS One 6: e23445. OPEN ACCESS

Leonhardt S, Blüthgen N, Schmitt T (2011) Chemical profiles of body surfaces and nests from six Bornean stingless bee species. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37: 98-104.

Leonhardt SD, Blüthgen N, Schmitt T (2011) Chemical profiles of body surfaces and nests from six Bornean stingless bee species. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37: 98-104.

Leonhardt SD, Form S, Blüthgen N, Schmitt T,  Feldhaar H (2011) Genetic relatedness and chemical profiles in an unusually peaceful eusocial bee. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37: 1117-1126.

Leonhardt SD, Wallace HM, Schmitt T (2011) The cuticular profiles of Australian stingless bees are shaped by resin of the euclypt tree Corymbia torelliana. Austral Ecology 36: 537-543.

Neumann P, Härtel S, Kryger P, Moritz RFA, Crewe RM (2011) Reproductive division of labor results in sympatric barriers to gene flow in honeybees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 286-294.

Neumann P, Härtel S, Kryger P, Crewe RM, Moritz RFA (2011) Reproductive division of labour and thelytoky result in sympatric barriers to gene flow in honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 286-294.

Niehuis O, Büllesbach J, Judson AK, Schmitt T, Gadau J (2011) Genetics of cuticular hydrocarbons in F2 hybrid males of Nasonia giraulti and Nasonia vitripennis. Heredity 107: 61-70.

Nielsen A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Westphal C, Messinger O, Potts S, Roberts S, Settele J, Szentgyörgyi H, Vaissière B, Vaitis M, Woyciechowski M, Bazos I, Biesmeijer J, Bommarco R, Kunin W, Tscheulin T, Lamborn E, Petanidou T (2011) Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques. Ecological Research 26: 969-983.

Nobre T, Kone NA, Konate S, Linsenmair KE, Aanen  DK (2011) Dating the fungus-growing termites’ mutualism shows a mixture between ancient codiversification and recent symbiont dispersal across divergent hosts. Molecular Ecology 20: 2619–2627.

Peters MK, Lung T, Schaab G, Wägele JW (2011) Deforestation and the population decline of the army ant Dorylus wilverthi in western Kenya over the last century. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 697-705.

Poethke HJ, Dytham C, Hovestadt T (2011) A metapopulation-paradox: partial improvement of habitat may reduce metapopulation persistence.  The American Naturalist 177: 792-799.

Potts SG, Biesmeijer JC, Bommarco R, Felicioli A, Fischer M, Jokinen P, Kleijn D, Klein A-M, Kunin WE, Neumann P, Penev LD, Petanidou T, Rasmont P, Roberts SPM, Smith HG, Sørensen PB, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vaissière BE, Vilà M, Vujic A, Woyciechowski M, Zobe M, Settele J, Schweiger S (2011) Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project. Journal of Apicultural Research 50: 152-164.

Schlechter J, Schmitt T, Peschke K (2011) A contact antiaphrodisiac pheromone supplied by the spermatophore in the rove beetle Aleochara curtula: mode of transfer and evolutionary significance. Naturwissenschaften 98: 855-862.

Schleuning M, Blüthgen N, Flörchinger M, Braun J, Schaefer HM, Böhning-Gaese K (2011) Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical seed-dispersal network differ among forest strata. Ecology 92: 26-36.

Steiger S, Schmitt T,  Schaefer HM (2011) The dynamic evolution of chemical information transfer. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 970-979.

Thomas JA, Simcox D, Hovestadt T (2011) Evidence based conservation of butterflies. Journal of Insect Conservation 13: 241-258.

Wagner KD, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter, I (2011) Changes in the life history traits of the European Map butterfly Araschnis levana (Lepidoptera: Nymaphalidae) with increase in altitude. European Journal of Entomology 108: 447-452.

Wanger TC, Wielgoss AC, Motzke I, Clough Y, Brook BW, Sodhi NS, Tscharntke T (2011) Endemic predators, invasive prey and native diversity. Proceedings of The Royal Society B 278: 690-694. 

Weiner CN, Werner M, Linsenmair KE, Blüthgen N (2011) Land use intensity in grasslands: changes in biodiversity, species composition and specialisation in flower-visitor networks. Basic and Applied Ecology 12: 292-299.

Yanoviak SP, Berghoff SM, Linsenmair KE, Zotz G (2011) Effects of an Epiphytic Orchid on Arboreal Ant Community Structure in Panama. Biotropica 43: 731-737.


Bartomeus I, Vilà M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2010) Combined effects of Impatiens glandulifera invasion and landscape structure on native plant pollination. Journal of Ecology 98: 440-450.

Bommarco R, Biesmeijer JC, Meyer B, Potts SG, Pöyry J, Roberts SPM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Öckinger E (2010) Dispersal capacity and diet breadth modify the response of wild bees to habitat loss. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 277: 2075–2082.

Bonte D, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2010) Evolution of dispersal polymorphism and local adaptation of dispersal distance in spatially structured landscapes. Oikos 119: 560-566.

Breitbach N, Laube I, Steffan-Dewenter I, Böhning-Gaese K (2010) Bird diversity and seed dispersal along a human land-use gradient: high seed removal in structurally simple farmland. Oecologia 162: 965-976.

Brückmann SV, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2010) Butterfly and plant specialists suffer from reduced connectivity in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 799-809.

Clough Y, Abrahamczyk S, Adams M-O, Ariyanti N, Betz L, Buchori D, Darras K, Putra DD, Fiala B, Robbert S, Kessler M, Klein A-M, Pitopang R, Sahari B, Scherber C, Schulze CH, Shababuddin S, Sporn SG, Stenchly K, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Wanger TC, Weist M, Wielgoss AC, Tscharntke T (2010) Biodiversity patterns and trophic interactions in human-dominated tropical landscapes in Sulawesi (Indonesia): plants, arthropods and vertebrates. Tropical rainforests and agroforests under global change (eds Tscharntke T, Leuschner C, Veldkamp E, Faust H, Guhardja E, Bidin A), pp 15-71. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Dauber J, Biesmeijer JC, Gabriel D, Kunin WE, Lamborn E, Meyer B, Nielsen A, Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Sõber V, Settele J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Teder T, Tscheulin T, Vivarelli D, Petanidou T (2010) Effects of patch size and density on flower visitation and seed set of wild plants: a pan-European approach. Journal of Ecology 98: 188-196.

Dosso K, Konaté S, Aidara D, Linsenmair KE (2010) Termite diversity and abundance across fire-induced habitat variability in a tropical moist savanna (Lamto, Central Côte de Ivoire). Journal of Tropical Ecology 26: 323-334.

Dosso K, Konaté S, Kouakou TAM, Dembele A, Aidara D,  Linsenmair KE (2010) The study of unburned savanna sections serving as temporary refuges for insects. An experiment in a tropical humid savanna in Côte d'Ivoire. Journal of Applied Biosciences 39: 2607-2626.

Drescher J, Blüthgen N, Schmitt T, Bühler J, Feldhaar H (2010) Societies drifting apart? Behavioral, genetic and chemical differentiation between supercolonies in the yellow crazy ant Anaplolepis gracilipes. PlosOne 5: e13581. OPEN ACCESS

Feldhaar H, Gadau J, Fiala B (2010) Speciation in obligately plant-associated Crematogaster ants: Host-distribution rather than adaption towards specific hosts drives the process. In:  Evolution in Action – Adaptive Radiations and the Origins of Biodiversity (ed Glaubrecht M, Schneider H), Springer, Berlin.

Fischer M, Bossdorf O, Gockel S, Hänsel F, Hemp A, Hessenmöller D, Korte G, Nieschulze J, Pfeiffer S, Prati D, Renner S, Schöning I, Schumacher U, Wells K, Kalko EKV, Buscot F, Linsenmair KE, Schulze ED, WW Weisser (2010) Implementing large-scale and long-term functional biodiversity research: The Biodiversity Exploratories. Basic and Applied Ecology 11: 473-485.

Fischer M, Kalko EKV, Linsenmair KE,  Schulze ED, Pfeiffer S, Prati D, Weisser WW (2010) Exploratories for large-scale and long-term functional biodiversity research. in: F. Müller, H. Schubert (eds) Long-Term Ecological Research - between Theory and Application. Springer Ecological Studies. (eds Müller F, Baessler C, Schubert H, Klotz S), pp 429-443, Springer, Dordrecht.

Floren A (2010) Sampling arthropods from the canopy by insecticidal knockdown. IN: Eymann J, Degreff J, Häuser C et al (eds) Manual on Field Recording Techniques and Protocols for All Taxa Bio-diversity Inventories. ABC Taxa. 8 (Part 1), Pp. 158-172.

Fründ J, Linsenmair KE, Blüthgen N (2010) Pollinator diversity and specialization in relation to flower diversity. Oikos 119: 1581–1590.

Grohmann C, Oldeland J, Stoyan D, Linsenmair KE (2010) Multi-scale pattern analysis of a mound building termite species. Insectes Sociaux 57: 477-486.

Haarmeyer DH, Luther-Mosebach J, Dengler J, Schmiedel U, Finckh M, Berger K, Deckert J, Domptail SE, Dreber N, Gibreel T, Grohmann C, Gröngröft A, Haensler A, Hanke W, Hoffmann A, Husted LB, Kangombe FN, Keil M, Krug CB, Labitzky T, Linke T, Mager D, Mey W, Muche G, Naumann C, Pellowski M, Powrie LW, Propper M, Rutherford MC, Schneiderat U, Strohbach BJ, Vohland K, Weber B, Wesuls D, Wisch U, Zedda L, Budel B, Darienko T, Deutschewitz K, Dojani S, Erb E, Falk T, Friedl T, Kanzler S-E, Limpricht C, Linsenmair KE, Mohr K, Oliver T, Petersen A, Rambold G, Zeller U, Austermühle R, Bausch J, Bosing BM, Classen N, Dorendorf J, Dorigo W, Esler KJ, Etzold S, Graiff A, Grotehusmann L, Hecht J, Hoyer P, Kongor RY, Lang H, Lieckfeld LAB, Oldeland J, Peters J, Rower IU, September ZM, Sop TK, van Rooyen MW, Weber J, Willer J, Jürgens N (2010) The BIOTA Observatories. In: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 1: Patterns at local scale - the BIOTA Observatories (eds Jürgens N, Haarmeyer DH, Luther-Mosebach J, Dengler J, Finckh M, Schmiedel U), Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek. pp 6-801.

Hambäck PA, Bergman K-O, Bommarco R, Krauss J, Kuussaari M, Pöyry J, Öckinger E (2010) Allometric density responses in butterflies: The response to small and large patches by small and large species. Ecography 33: 1149-1156.

Hammen V Biesmeijer JC, Bommarco R, Budrys E, Christensen TR, Fronzek S, Grabaum R, Jaksic P, Klotz S, Kramarz P, Kröel-Dulay G, Kühn I, Mirtl M, Moora M, Petanidou T, Pino J, Potts SG, Rortais A, Schulze CH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Szentgyörgyi H, Vighi M, Vujic A, Westphal C, Wolf T, Zavala G, Zobel M, Settele J, Kunin WE (2010) Establishment of a cross-European field site network in the ALARM project for assessing large-scale changes in biodiversity. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment 164: 337-348.

Heidinger IMM, Hein S, Bonte D (2010) Patch connectivity and sand dynamics affect dispersal morphology of the blue-winged grasshopper (Oedipoda caerulescens) in coastal grey dunes. Insect Conservation and Diversity 3: 205-212.

Hendriksma HP, Härtel S (2010) A simple trap to measure worker bee mortality in small test colonies. Journal Apicultural Research 49: 215-217.

Henle K, Kunin W, Schweiger O, Schmeller DS, Grobelnik V, Matsinos Y, Pantis J, Penev L, Potts SG, Ring I, Similä J, Tzanopoulos J, van den Hove S, Baguette M, Clobert J, Excoffier L, Framstad E, Grodzinska-Jurczak M, Lengyel S, Marty P, Moilanen A, Porcher E, Storch D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Sykes MT, Zobel M, Settele J (2010) Securing the Conservation of Biodiversity across Adminis trative Levels and Spatial, Temporal, and Ecological Scales – Research Needs and Approaches of the SCALES Project, GAIA 19: 187 –193.

Henschel JR, Grohmann C, Siteketa V, Linsenmair KE (2010) Monitoring tenebrionid beetle biodiversity in Namibia. African Study Monographs, Suppl. 40: 91-102.

Hoehn P, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2010) Relative contribution of agroforestry, rainforest and openland to local and regional bee diversity. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 2189-2200.

Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2010) How do landscape composition and configuration, organic farming and fallow strips affect the diversity of bees, wasps and their parasitoids? Journal of Animal Ecology 79, 491-500.

Hovestadt, T, Kubisch A, Poethke HJ (2010) Information processing in models for density-dependent emigration: A comparison. Ecological Modelling 221: 405-410.

Jeltsch F, Blaum N, Classen N, Eschenbach A, Grohmann C, Gröngroft A, Joubert DF, Horn A, Lohmann D, Linsenmair KE, Luck-Vogel M, Medinski TV, Meyfarth S, Mills A, Petersen A, Popp A, Poschlod P, Reisch C, Rossmanith E, Rubilar H, Schutze S, Seymour C, Simmons R, Smit GN, Strohbach M, Tews J, Tietjen B, Wesuls D, Wichmann M, Wieczorek M, Zimmermann I. (2010) Impacts of landuse and climate change on the dynamics and biodiversity in the Thornbush Savanna Biome. In: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 3: Implications for landuse and management (eds Hoffman MT, Schmiedel U, Jürgens N), Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek. pp 33-74.

Junker RR, Heidinger IMM, Blüthgen N (2010) Defence against florivores: Floral scents prevent bush-crickets (Metrioptera bicolor) from consuming reproductive plant parts. Journal of Orthoptera Research 19: 69-74.

Kaltenpoth M, Schmitt T, Polidori C, Koedam D, Strohm E (2010) Symbiotic streptomycetes in the antennae of South American Trachypus digger wasps (Hymenoptera, Carbronidae). Physiological Entomology 35: 196-200.

Khonsue W, Chaianunporn T, Pomchote P (2010) Skeletochronological assessment of age in the Himalayan Crocodile Newt, Tylototriton verrucosus (Anderson, 1871) from Thailand. Tropical Natural History 10: 181-188.

Kleemann F, von Fragstein M, Vornam B, Müller A, Leuschner C, Holzschuh A, Tscharntke T, Finkeldey R, Polle A (2010) Relating genetic variation of ecologically important tree traits to associated organisms in full-sib aspen families. European Journal of Forest Research 130: 707-716.

Krauss J, Bommarco R, Guardiola M, Heikkinen RK, Helm A, Kuussaari M, Lindborg R, Öckinger E, Pärtel M, Pino J, Pöyry J, Raatikainen KM, Sang A, Stefanescu C, Teder T, Zobel M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2010) Habitat fragmentation causes immediate and time-delayed biodiversity loss at different trophic levels. Ecology Letters 13: 597-605.

Kubisch A, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2010) On the elasticity of range limits during periods of expansion. Ecology 91: 3094-3099.

Kunz B, Linsenmair KE (2010) Fruit traits in baboon Diet: A comparison with plant species characteristics in West Africa. Biotropica 42: 363-371. 

Leonhardt S , Jung L-M, Schmitt T, Blüthgen N (2010) Terpenoids tame aggressors: role of chemicals in stingless bee communal nesting. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 64: 1415-1523.

Leonhardt S, Zeilhofer S, Blüthgen N,  Schmitt T (2010) Singless bees use terpenes as olfactory cues to find resin sources. Chemical Senses 35: 593-601.

M Koné, S Konaté, K Yeo, P K Kouassi,  K. E. Linsenmair  (2010) Diversity and abundance of terrestrial ants along a gradient of land use intensification in a transitional forest-savannah zone of Côte d’Ivoire. Journal of Applied Biosciences 29: 1809-1827.

Menzel F, Pokorny T, Blüthgen N, Schmitt T (2010) Trail-sharing among tropical ants: interspecific use of trail pheromones? Ecological Entomology 35: 495-503.

Menzel F, Woywod M, Blüthgen N,  Schmitt T (2010) Behavioural and chemical mechanisms behind a Mediterranean ant-ant association. Ecological Entomology 35: 711-720.

Öckinger E, Schweiger O, Crist TO, Debinski DM, Krauss J, Kuussaari M, Petersen JD, Pöyry J, Settele J, Summerville KS, Bommarco R (2010) Life-history traits predict species responses to habitat area and isolation – A cross-continental synthesis. Ecology Letters 13: 969-979.

Pfeiffer S, Gockel S, Hemp A, Wells K, Prati D, Nieschulze J, Kalko EKV, Buscot F, Linsenmair KE, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW, Fischer M (2010) Exploratories for Functional Biodiversity Research. In: Atlas of Biodiversity Risk (eds Settele J, Penev L, Georgiev T, Grabaum R, Grobelnik V, Hammen V, Klotz S, Kotarac M, Kühn I) Pensoft, Sofia, Moscow, pp 26-29. 

Poethke HJ, Weisser WW, Hovestadt T (2010) Predator induced dispersal and the evolution of dispersal in correlated environments. American Naturalist 175: 577-586.

Randlkofer B, Obermaier E, Casas J, Meiners T (2010) Connectivity counts - disentangling effects of vegetation structure elements on the searching movement of a parasitoid. Ecological Entomology 35: 446-455.

Randlkofer B, Obermaier E, Hilker M, Meiners T (2010) Vegetation complexity - The influence of plant species diversity and plant structures on plant chemical complexity and arthropods. Basic and Applied Ecology 11: 383-395.

Raychoudhury R, Desjardins CA, Buellesbach J, Loehlin DW, Grillenberger BK, Beukeboom L, Schmitt T, Werren JH (2010) Behavioural and genetic characteristics of a new species of Nasonia. Heredity 104: 278-288.

The Nasonia Genome Working Group (2010) Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three Nasonia species. Science 327: 343-348.

Türke M, Fiala B, Linsenmair KE, Feldhaar H (2010) Estimation of dispersal distances of the obligately plant-associated ant Crematogaster decamera. Ecological Entomology 35: 662-671.

Weiner CN, Hilpert A, Werner M, Linsenmair KE, Blüthgen N (2010) Pollen amino acids and flower specialisation in solitary bees. Apidologie 41: 476-487.

Wielgoss AC, Tscharntke T, Buchori D, Fiala B, Clough Y (2010) Temperature and a dominant dolichoderine ant species affect ant diversity in Indonesian cacao plantations. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 135: 253-259.


Bartoń K, Phillips BL, Morales JM, Travis JMJ (2009) The evolution of an "intelligent" dispersal strategy: biased, correlated random walks in patchy landscapes. Oikos 118: 309-319.

Bonte D, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2009) Sex-specific dispersal and evolutionary rescue in metapopulations infected by male killing endosymbionts. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 16. OPEN ACCESS 

Carré G, Roche P, Chifflet R, Morison N, Bommarco R, Harrison-Cripps J, Krewenka K Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Rodet G, Settele J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Szentgyörgyi H, Tscheulin T, Westphal C, Woyciechowski M, Vaissière BE (2009) Landscape context and habitat type as drivers of bee diversity in European annual crops. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 133: 40-47.

Geiselhardt S, Schmitt T, Peschke K (2009) Chemical composition and pheromonal function of the defensive secretions in the subtribe Stizopina (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Opatrini). Chemoecology 19: 1-6.

Gros A, Poethke HJ, Hovestadt T (2009) Sex-specific spatio-temporal variability in reproductive success promotes the evolution of sex-biased dispersal. Theoretical Population Biology 76: 13-18.

Härri SA, Krauss J, Müller CB (2009) Extended larval development time for aphid parasitoids in the presence of plant endosymbionts. Ecological Entomology 34:20-25.

Heidinger IMM, Poethke HJ, Bonte D, Hein S (2009) The effect of translocation on movement behaviour - a test of the assumptions of behavioural studies. Behavioural Processes 82: 12-17.

Hein S, Poethke HJ (2009) What stops the 'diploid male vortex'? - A simulation study for species with single locus complementary sex determination. Ecological Modelling 220: 1663-1669.

Heisswolf A, Poethke HJ, Reichmann S, Schröder B,  Obermaier E (2009) Habitat quality matters for the distribution of an endangered leaf beetle and its egg parasitoid in a fragmented landscape. Journal of Insect Conservation 13: 165-175.

Höhn P, Steffan-Dewenter I, Buchori D, Tscharnkte T (2009) Spatiotemporal density patterns of the pest predator Rhynchium haemorrhoidale (F.) along a land-use gradient in cacao agroforestry systems. Agroforestry Systems 76: 163-171.

Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2009) Grass strip corridors in agricultural landscapes enhance nest-site colonization by solitary wasps. Ecological Applications 19: 123-132.

Kaltenpoth M, Schmitt T, Strohm E (2009) Hydrocarbons of the antennal gland secretion of female European beewolves, Philanthus triangulum (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae). Chemoecology 19: 219-225.

Keller A, Rödel MO, Linsenmair KE, Grafe U (2009) The importance of environmental heterogeneity for species diversity and assemblage structure in Bornean stream frogs. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 305-314.

Kessler M, Abrahamczyk S, Bos MM, Buchori D, Putra DD, Gradstein SR, Höhn P, Kluge J, Orend F, Pitopang R, Saleh S, Schulze CH, Sporn SG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Tscharntke T (2009) Alpha and beta diversity of plants and animals along a tropical land-use gradient. Ecological Applications 19: 2142-2156.

Kleijn D, Kohler F, Baldi A, Batary P, Concepcion E, Clough Y, Diaz M, Gabriel D, Holzschuh A, Knop E, Kovacs A, Marshall E, Tscharntke T, Verhulst J (2009) On the relationship between farmland biodiversity and land-use intensity in Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 276: 903-909.  

Krauss J, Alfert T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2009) Habitat area but not habitat age determines wild bee richness in limestone quarries. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 194–202.

Kroiss J, Schmitt T, Strohm E (2009) Low level of cuticular hydrocarbons in a parasitoid of a solitary digger wasp and its potential for concealment. Entomological Science 12: 9-16.

Kuussaari M, Bommarco R, Heikkinen RK, Helm A, Krauss J, Lindborg R, Öckinger E, Pärtel M, Pino J, Rodà F, Stefanescu C, Teder T, Zobel M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2009) Extinction debt: a challenge for biodiversity conservation. TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution 24: 564-571.

Leonhardt S, Blüthgen N, Schmitt T (2009) Smelling like resin: terpenoids account for species-specific cuticular profiles in Southeast-Asian stingless bees. Insectes Sociaux 56: 157-170.

Menzel F, Schmitt T, Blüthgen N (2009) Interspecific nestmate recognition in two parabiotic ant species: acquired recognition cues and low inter-colony discrimination. Insectes Sociaux 56: 251-260.

Meyer B, Jauker F, Steffan-Dewenter I (2009) Contrasting resource-dependent responses of hoverfly richness and density to landscape structure. Basic and Applied Ecology 10: 178-186.

Moritz T, Engelmann J , Linsenmair KE, von der  Emde G (2009) The electric organ discharges of the Petrocephalus species  (Teleostei:Mormyridae) of the Upper Volta System. Journal of Fish Biology 74: 54-76.

Pfeiffer S, Fischer M, Kalko E, Linsenmair K.E., Schulze E-D, Weisser W (2009) Exploratorien für die funktionelle Biodiversitätsforschung in Deutschland. In: BfN-Skripten 246 ‚Biodiversität und Klima’, 52-53.

Randlkofer B, Jordan F, Mitesser O, Meiners T, Obermaier E (2009) Effect of vegetation density, height and connectivity on the oviposition pattern of the leaf beetle Galeruca tanaceti L. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 132: 134-146.

Sobek S, Goßner MM, Scherber C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2009) Tree diversity drives abundance and spatiotemporal beta-diversity of true bugs (Heteroptera). Ecological Entomology 34: 772-782.

Sobek S, Scherber C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2009) Sapling herbivory, invertebrate herbivores and predators across a natural tree diversity gradient in Germany’s largest connected deciduous forest. Oecologia 160: 279-288.

Sobek S, Tscharntke T, Scherber C, Schiele S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2009) Canopy vs. understory: Does tree diversity affect bee and wasp communities and their natural enemies across forest strata? Forest Ecology and Management 258: 609–615.

Sobek, S; Steffan-Dewenter, I; Scherber, C; Tscharntke, T (2009) Spatiotemporal changes of beetle communities across a tree diversity gradient. Diversity and Distributions 15, 660-670.

Sperr EB, Fronhofer E.A, Tschapka M (2009) The Mexican mouse opossum (Marmosa mexicana) as a flower visitor at a neotropical palm. Mammalian Biology 74: 76-80.

Stangler ES, Jarau S, Hrncir M, Zucchi R, Ayasse M (2009) Identification of trail pheromone compounds from the labial glands of the stingless bee Geotrigona mombuca. Chemoecology 19: 13–19.

Steffan-Dewenter I (2009). K.J. Tilmon: Specialization, Speciation, and Radiation—The Evolutionary Biology of Herbivorous Insects (book review). Basic and Applied Ecology 10: 581

Stüben M, Linsenmair, KE (2009) Advances in insect preparation: bleaching, clearing and relaxing ants (Hymenoptera:  Formicidae). Myrmecological News 12: 15-21.

Vilà M, Bartomeus I, Dietzsch AC, Petanidou T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Tscheulin T (2009) Invasive plant integration into native plant-pollinator networks across Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 276, 3887-3893.

Weiner CN, Werner M, Linsenmair KE, Blüthgen N (2009) Land use intensity in grasslands: Changes in biodiversity, species composition and specialisation in flower-visitor networks. 23rd SCAPE meeting [Scandinavian Association for Pollination Ecologists], Seili, Finnland.

Werner M, Weiner CN, Klug M, Jäger M, El-Damrawy SZ, Linsenmair KE, Blüthgen N (2009) Pollen feeding by flower visiting insects. 23rd SCAPE meeting [Scandinavian Association for Pollination Ecologists], Seili, Finnland.

Westphal C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2009) Mass flowering oilseed rape improves early colony growth but not sexual reproduction of bumblebees. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 187-193.