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Joschinski J, Kiess T, Krauss J (2017) Day length constrains the time budget of aphid predators. Insect Science. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1111/1744-7917.12507. EARLY VIEW

Junker RR, Kuppler J, Amo L, Blande JD, Borges RM, van Dam NM, Dicke M, Dötterl S, Ehlers B, 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 AAC, 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 (2017) Co-variation and phenotypic integration in chemical communication displays: biosynthetic constraints and eco-evolutionary implications. New Phytologist. IN PRESS


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.

Frank ET, Wehrhahn M, Linsenmair EK (2018) Wound treatment and selective help in a termite-hunting ant. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20172457.

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.

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. OPEN ACCESS.

van de Peppel JJ, Aanen DK, Biedermann PHW (2018) Low intraspecific genetic diversity indicates asexuality and vertical transmission in the fungal cultivars of ambrosia beetles. Fungal Ecology 32: 57-64.


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. doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.08.020

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. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-15014-3. OPEN ACCESS.

Biedermann PHW, Rohlfs M (2017) Evolutionary feedbacks between insect sociality and microbial management. Current Opinion in Insect Science 22: 92-100.

Carrié R, Andrieu E, Ouin A, Steffan-Dewenter (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. DOI 10.1186/s12862-017-0998-8. OPEN ACCESS.

Dainese M, Schneider G, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2017) Complementarity among natural enemies enhances pest suppression. Scientific Reports 7: 8172. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-08316-z.

Dainese M, Aikio S, Hulme PE, Bertolli A, Prosser F, Marini L (2017) Human disturbance and upward expansion of plants in a warming climate. Nature Climate Change 7: 577-580.

Dainese M, Isaac NJB, Powney G, Bommarco R, Öckinger E, Kuussaari M, Pöyry J, Benton TG, Gabriel D, Hodgson JA, Kunin WE, Lindborg R, Sait MS, Marini L (2017) Landscape simplification weakens the association between terrestrial producer and consumer diversity in Europe. Global Change Biology 23: 3040-3051.

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.

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(8): e0183716. doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0183716. OPEN ACCESS.

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. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1820. OPEN ACCESS.

Drescher N, Klein A-M , Neumann P, Yañez O, Leonhardt SD (2017) Inside Honeybee Hives: Impact of Natural Propolis on the Ectoparasitic Mite Varroa destructor and Viruses. Insects. 8, 15: doi:10.3390/insects8010015. OPEN ACCESS.

Fiala B, bin Hashim R, Dumpert K, Maschwitz U (2017) Nuptial flight of the Southeast Asian plant-ant Crematogaster captiosa (Forel, 1911) and the phenology of colony founding. Asian Myrmecology 9: e009013, Doi: 10.20362/am.009013.

Frank ET, Linsenmair KE (2017a) Flexible task allocation and raid organization in the termite-hunting ant Megaponera analis. Insectes Sociaux 64: 579–589.

Frank ET, Linsenmair KE (2017b) Individual versus collective decision making: optimal foraging in the group-hunting termite specialist Megaponera analis. Animal Behaviour 130: 27–35.

Frank ET, Linsenmair KE (2017c): Saving the injured: Evolution and mechanisms. Communicative & Integrative Biology: e1356516. doi.org/10.1080/19420889.2017.1356516. OPEN ACCESS.

Frank EK, Schmitt THovestadt T, Mitesser O, Stiegler J, Linsenmair KE (2017) Saving the injured: Rescue behavior in the termite-hunting ant Megaponera analis. Science Advances 3, e1602187. OPEN ACCESS.

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 and Environment 243: 114-122.

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. OPEN ACCESS.

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.

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.

Gagic V, Kleijn D, Báldi A, Boros G, Bracht Jørgensen H, Elek Z, Garratt MPD, de Groot GA, Hedlund K, Kovávs-Hostyánszki A, Marini L, Martin E, Pevere I, Potts SG, Redlich S, Senapathi D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Switek S, Smith HG, Takács V, Tryjanowski P, van der Putten WH, van Gils S, Bommarco R (2017) Combined effects of agrochemicals and ecosystem services on crop yield across Europe. Ecology Letters 20: 1427–1436. doi: 10.1111/ele.12850.

Groot MP, Kubisch A, Ouborg NJ, Pagel P, 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. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14642.

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 intensificationon a host-parasitoid system on the ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) in a landscape context. Landscape Ecology 32: 2015–2028.

Hudson LN, Newbold T, Contu S, Hill SLL, Lysenko I, De Palma A, ..., Floren A, … , Krauss J, ... , Steffan-Dewenter I, …, Purvis, A (2017) The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution 7: 145–188.

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.

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 W, Gossner M (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.

Kaiser D, 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.

Kaluza BF, Wallace H, Keller A, Heard TA, Jeffers B, Drescher N, Blüthgen N, Leonhardt SC (2017) Generalist social bees maximize diversity intake in plant species-rich and resource-abundant environments. Ecosphere 8: e01758.

Lakovic M, Mitesser O, Hovestadt T (2017) Mating timing, dispersal, and local adaptation in patchy environment. Oikos 126: 1804–1814.

Lapuente J, Hicks TC, Linsenmair KE (2017) Fluid dipping technology of chimpanzees in Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast. American Journal of Primatology 79: e22628. OPEN ACCESS.

Leonhardt SD (2017) Chemical Ecology of Stingless Bees. Journal of Chemical Ecology 43: 385-402.

Lichtenberg EM, Kennedy CM, Kremen C, Batáry P, Berendse F, Bommarco R, Bosque-Pérez NA, Carvalheiro LG, Snyder WE, Williams NM, Winfree R, Klatt BK, Åström S, Benjamin F, Brittain C, Chaplin-Kramer R, Clough Y, Danforth B, Diekötter T, Eigenbrode SD, Ekroos J, Elle E, Freitas BM, Fukuda Y, Gaines-Day HR, Grab H, Gratton C, Holzschuh A, Isaacs R, Isaia M, Jha S, Jonason D, Jones VP, Klein A-M, Krauss J, Letourneau DK, Macfadyen S, Mallinger RE, Martin EA, Martinez E, Memmott J, Morandin L, Neame L, Otieno M, Park MG, Pfiffner L, Pocock MJO, Ponce C, Potts SG, Poveda K, Ramos M, Rosenheim JA, Rundlöf M, Sardiñas H, Saunders ME, Schon NL, Sciligo AR, Sidhu CS, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Veselý M, Weisser WW, Wilson JK, Crowder DW (2017) A global synthesis of the effects of diversified farming systems on arthropod diversity within fields and across agricultural landscapes. Global Change Biology 23: 4946-4957.

Menegazzi P, Benetta ED, Beauchamp M, Schlichting M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Helfrich-Förster (2017) Adaptation of Circadian Neuronal Network to Photoperiod in High-Latitude European Drosophilids. Current Biology 27, 833–839. OPEN ACCESS.

Menzel F, Schmitt T, Blaimer B (2017) The evolution of a complex trait: cuticular hydrocarbons in ants evolve independently from phylogenetic constraints. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 1372-1385.

Menzel F, Blaimer B, Schmitt T (2017) How do cuticular hydrocarbons evolve? Physiological constraints, climatic and biotic selection pressures act on a complex functional trait in insects. Proceedings of the Royal Sociecty B, London 284: 20161727.

Minden V, Deloy A, Volkert AM, Leonhardt SD, Pufal G (2017) Antibiotics impact plant traits, even at small concentrations. AoB PLANTS 9: plx010. doi:10.1093/aobpla/plx010. OPEN ACCESS.

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: 127. doi.org/10.1007/s00265-017-2355-8.

Nascimbene J, Mayrhofer H, Dainese M, Bilovitz PO (2017) Assembly patterns of soil-dwelling lichens after glacier retreat in the European Alps. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1393-1404.

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. DOI 10.7717/peerj.3441. OPEN ACCESS.

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.

Polidori C, Giordani I, Wurdack M, Tormos J, Asís 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.

Pufal G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Klein A (2017) Crop pollination services at the landscape scale. Current Opinion in Insect Science 21: 91–97.

Röder J, Detsch F, Otte I, Appelhans T, Nauss T, Peters MK, Brandl R (2017) Heterogeneous patterns of abundance of epigeic arthropod taxa along a major elevation gradient. Biotropica 49: 217–228.

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: 1478. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.0147. OPEN ACCESS.

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. OPEN ACCESS.

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. doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3858. OPEN ACCESS.

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 specializatio. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20170198.

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. 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 comparative field study. Chemoecology 27: 75-84.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Soliveres S, van der Plas F, Manning P, Prati D, Gossner MM, Renner SC, 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 VH, Kleinebecker T, Klemmer S, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris EK, Müller J, Oelmann Y, Overmann J, Pašalić E, Rillig MC, Schaefer HM, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sikorski J, Socher SA, Solly EF, Sonnemann I, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Türke M, Venter P, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Fischer M, Allan E (2016) Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature 536: 456-459.

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.

Tscharntke T, Karp DS, Chaplin-Kramer R, Batáry P, DeClerck F, Gratton C, Hunt L, Ives A, Jonsson M, Larsen A, Martin EA, Martínez-Salinas A, Meehan TD, O'Rourke M, Poveda K, Rosenheim JA, Rusch A, Schellhorn N, Wanger TC, Wratten S, Zhang W (2016) When natural habitat fails to enhance biological pest control – Five hypotheses. Biological Conservation 204: 449-458.

Uhl B, Wölfling M, Fiala B, Fiedler K (2016) Micro-moth communities mirror environmental stress gradients within a Mediterranean nature reserve. Basic and Applied Ecology 17: 273-281.

Verriest EI, Dirr G, Helmke U, Mitesser O (2016) Explicitly solvable bilinear optimal control problems with applications in ecology. Pages 538–541. 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems. Minneapolis.


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: 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 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 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: 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.


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