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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. doi:10.1111/jbi.12970. IN PRESS. OPEN ACCESS

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. IN PRESS.

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, 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. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13601. IN PRESS.

Menzel F, Blaimer B, Schmitt T (2016) 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. IN PRESS

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. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.10.001. IN PRESS

Dainese M, Montecchiari S, Sitzia T, Sigura M, Marini L (2016) High cover of hedgerows in the landscape supports multiple ecosystem services in Mediterranean cereal fields. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12747. ONLINE  FIRST.

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. DOI 10.1007/s10980-016-0395-5. ONLINE  FIRST.

Becker MC, Keller A (2015) Laboratory rearing of solitary bees and wasps. Insect Science. DOI 10.1111/1744-7917.12242. IN PRESS.


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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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: 216–226.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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

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

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.

Lakovic M, Poethke HJ, Hovestadt T (2015) Dispersal timing: Emigration of insects living in patchy environments. PLoS ONE 1 0:e0128672.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.





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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Oecologia 168: 425-437.


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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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 coridonJournal of Insect Conservation 15: 707-714. 

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. Biotropica43, 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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) 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



Höhn P, Tscharntke T, Tylianakis JM, Steffan-Dewenter I (2008) Functional group diversity of bee pollinators increases crop yield. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275: 2283-2291.

Klein A-M, Cunningham SA, Bos MM, Steffan-Dewenter I (2008) Advances in pollination ecology from tropical plantation crops. Ecology 89: 935-943.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Westphal C (2008) The interplay of pollinator diversity, pollination services and landscape change. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 737-741.

Ricketts TH, Regetz J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Cunningham SA, Kremen C, Bogdanski A, Gemmill-Herren B, Greenleaf SS, Klein A-M, Mayfield MM, Morandin LA, Ochieng A, Potts SG, Viana BF (2008) Landscape effects on crop pollination services: are there general patterns? Ecology Letters 11: 499-515.

Ricketts TH, Regetz J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Cunningham SA, Kremen C, Bogdanski A, Gemmill-Herren B, Greenleaf SS, Klein A-M, Mayfield MM, Morandin LA, Ochieng A, Potts SG, Viana BF (2008)  Landscape effects on crop pollination services: are there general patterns? (vol 11, pg 499, 2008); Corrigendum. Ecology Letters 11: 1121.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Schiele S (2008) Do resources or natural enemies drive bee population dynamics in fragmented habitats? Ecology 89: 1375-1387.

Bos MM, Tylianakis JM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2008) The invasive Yellow Crazy Ant and the decline of forest ant diversity in Indonesian cacao agroforests. Biological Invasions 10: 1399-1409.

Thies C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke (2008) Agriculture, Interannual landscape changes influence plant–herbivore–parasitoid interactions. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 125: 266–268.

Westphal C, Bommarco R, Carré G, Lamborn E, Morison N, Petanidou T, Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Szentgyörgyi H, Tscheulin T, Vaissiére BE, Woyciechowski M, Biesmeijer JC, Kunin WE, Settele J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2008) Measuring bee diversity in different European habitats and biogeographical regions. Ecological Monographs 78: 653-671.

Gros A, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2008) Evolution of sex-biased dispersal: the role of sex-specific dispersal costs, demographic stochasticity, and inbreeding. Ecological Modelling 219: 226-233.

Hovestadt T, Nowicki P (2008) Investigating movement within irregularly shaped patches: Analysis of mark-release-recapture data using randomisation procedures. Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 54: 137-154.

Hovestadt T, Nowicki P (2008) Process and measurement errors of population size: Their mutual effects on precision and bias of estimates for demographic parameters. Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 3417-3429.

Kunz BK, Hovestadt T, Linsenmair KE (2008) Variation of Dispersal Agents? Frugivore Assemblages and Fruit Handling in a typical 'bird-dispersed' tree (Lannea acida, Anacardiaceae). Ecotropica 14: 101-112.

Poethke HJ,  Liebig J (2008) Risk-sensitive foraging and the evolution of cooperative breeding and  reproductive skew. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8. OPEN ACCESS

Benadi G, Fichtel C, Kappeler P (2008) Intergroup relations and home range use in Verreaux' Sifaka (Propithecus verrauxi). American Journal of Primatology 70: 1-10.

Bonte D, Hovestadt T, Poethke H-J (2008) Male-killing endosymbionts: influence of environmental conditions on persistence of host metapopulation. BMC Evolutionary Ecology 8: 243. OPEN ACCESS

Cozzi G, Müller CB, Krauss J (2008) How do local habitat management and landscape structure at different spatial scales affect fritillary butterfly distribution on fragmented wetlands? Landscape Ecology 23: 269-283.  

Härri SA, Krauss J, Müller CB (2008) Fungal endosymbionts of plants reduce lifespan of an aphid secondary parasitoid and influence host selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275: 2627-2632.

Härri SA, Krauss J, Müller CB (2008) Trophic cascades initiated by fungal plant endosymbionts impair reproductive performance of parasitoids in the second generation. Oecologia 157: 399-407.

Härri SA, Krauss J, Müller CB (2008) Natural enemies act faster than endophytic fungi in population control of cereal aphids. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 605-611.

Heisswolf A, Poethke H-J, Reichmann S, Schröder B, Obermaier E (2008) 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.

Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2008) Agricultural landscapes with organic crops support higher pollinator diversity. Oikos 117: 354-361.

Kunz BK, Linsenmair KE (2008) The disregarded West: diet and behavioural ecology of olive baboons in the Ivory Coast. Folia Primatologica 79: 31-51. 

Kunz B, Linsenmair KE (2008) The role of the olive baboon (Papio anubis, Cercopithecidae) as seed disperser in a savanna-forest mosaic of West Africa. Journal of Tropical Ecology 24: 235-246.

Malsch A, Fiala B, Maschwitz U, Maryati Mohamed, Nais J, Linsenmair KE (2008) An analysis of declining ant species richness with increasing elevation at Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo. Asian Myrmecology 2: 33-49.

Menzel F, Linsenmair KE , Blüthgen N (2008) Selective interspecific tolerance in tropical/ Crematogaster-Camponotus/ associations. Animal Behaviour 75: 837-846.

Moritz T, Linsenmair KE, von der Emde G (2008) Electric organ discharge variability of Mormyridae (Teleostei: Osteoglossomorpha) in the Upper Volta system. Biological Journal for the Linnean Society 94: 61-80.

Obermaier E, Heisswolf A, Poethke H-J, Randlkofer B, Meiners T (2008) Plant architecture and vegetation structure: Two ways for insect herbivores to escape parasitism. European Journal of Entomology 105: 233-240.

Dausmann KH, Glos J, Linsenmair KE, Ganzhorn J (2008) Improved recruitment of a lemur dispersed tree in Malagasy dry forests after the demise of vertebrates in forest fragments. Oecologia 157: 307-316.

Glos J, Dausmann KH, Linsenmair KE (2008) Modeling the habitat use of Aglyptodactylus laticeps, an endangered dry-forest frog from Western Madagascar. A Conservation Strategy for the Amphibians of Madagascar. F. Andreone. Torino, Monografie del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino, XLV: 125-142.

Menzel F, Blüthgen N, Schmitt T (2008) Tropical parabiotic ants: Highly unusual cuticular substances and low interspecific discrimination. Frontiers in Zoology 5: 16. OPEN ACCESS

Strohm E, Herzner G, Kaltenpoth M, Boland W, Schreier P, Geiselhardt S, Peschke K, Schmitt T (2008) The chemistry of the postpharyngeal gland of female European Beewolves. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 575-583.

Oettler J, Schmitt T, Herzner G, Heinze J (2008) Chemical profiles of mated and virgin queens, egg-laying intermorphs and workers of the ant Crematogaster smithii. Journal of Insect Physiology 54: 672-679.

Haberer W, Schmitt T, Peschke K, Schreier P, Müller JK (2008) Ethyl 4-methyl heptanoate: a male-produced pheromone of Nicrophorus vespilloides. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 94-98.

Strohm E, Kroiss J, Herzner G, Laurien-Kehnen C, Boland W, Schreier P, Schmitt T (2008) A cuckoo in wolves’ clothing? Chemical mimicry in a specialized cuckoo wasp of the European beewolf (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae and Crabronidae). Frontiers in Zoology 5: 2. OPEN ACCESS


Blüthgen N, Menzel F, Hovestadt T, Fiala B, Blüthgen N (2007) Specialization, constraints, and conflicting interests in mutualistic networks. Current Biology 17: 341-346.

Bos MM, Höhn P, Saleh S, Büche B, Buchori D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2007) Insect diversity responses to forest conversion and agroforestry management. In: Tscharntke T, Leuschner C, Zeller M, Guhardja E, Bidin A (eds): The stability of tropical rainforest margins, linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation. Springer, Berlin, 279-296.

Bos MM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2007) The contribution of cacao agroforests to the conservation of lower canopy ant and beetle diversity in Indonesia. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 2429-2444.

Bos MM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2007) Shade tree management affects fruit abortion, insect pests and pathogens of cacao. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 120: 201-205.

Bos MM, Veddeler D, Bogdanski AK, Klein A-M, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tylianakis JM (2007) Caveats to quantifying ecosystem services: Fruit abortion blurs benefits from crop pollination. Ecological Applications 17: 1841-1849.

Clough Y, Holzschuh A, Gabriel D, Purtauf T, Kruess A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kleijn D, Tscharntke T (2007) Alpha and beta diversity of arthropods and plants in organically and conventionally managed wheat fields. Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 804-812.

Dietemann V, Neumann P, Härtel S, Pirk CWW, Crewe RM (2007) Pheromonal dominance and the selection of a socially parasitic honeybee worker lineage (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 997-1007.

Ernst R, Linsenmair KE, Thomas R, Rödel M-O (2007) Amphibian communities in disturbed forests: lessons from the Neo- and Afrotropics. In: Tscharntke T, Leuschner C, Zeller M, Guhardja E, Bidin A (eds): The stability of tropical rainforest margins, linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation. Springer, Berlin, Pp 61-87.

Ernst R, Konrad T, Linsenmair KE, Rödel MO (2007) The impacts of selective logging on three sympatric specis of Leptodactylus in a central Guyanan rainforest. Amphibia-Reptilia 28, 51-64.

Fischer F, Linsenmair KE (2007) Changing social organisation in an ungulate population subject to poaching and predation - the kob antelope (Kobus kob kob) in the Comoé National Park, Côte d’Ivoire. African Journal of Ecology 45: 285-292.

Hambäck PA, Summerville KS, Steffan-Dewenter I, Krauss J, Englund G, Crist TO (2007) Habitat specialization, body size, and family identity explain lepidopteran density-area relationships in a cross-continental comparison. PNAS 104: 8368-8373.

Hein S, Binzenhofer B, Poethke HJ, Biedermann R, Settele J, Schroder B (2007) The generality of habitat suitability models: A practical test with two insect groups. Basic and Applied Ecology 8: 310-320.

Hein S, Voss J, Poethke HJ, Schroder B (2007) Habitat suitability models for the conservation of thermophilic grasshoppers and bush crickets - simple or complex? Journal of Insect Conservation 11: 221-240.

Herrmann F, Westphal C, Moritz RFA, Steffan-Dewenter I (2007) Genetic diversity and mass resources promote colony size and forager densities of a social bee (Bombus pascuorum) in agricultural landscapes. Molecular Ecology 16: 1167-1178.

Heisswolf A, Ulmann S, Obermaier E, Mitesser O, Poethke HJ (2007) Host plant finding in the specialised leaf beetle Cassida canaliculata – an analysis of small-scale movement behaviour. Ecological Entomology 32: 194–200.

Heisswolf A, Gable D, Obermaier E, Müller C (2007) Olfactory versus contact cues in host plant recognition of a monophagous Chrysomelid beetle. Journal of Insect Behavior 20: 247-266. 

Hinsch M, Poethke HJ (2007) Consequences of cyclic vegetation management for arthropod survival: Simulation experiments. Basic and Applied Ecology 8: 321-331.

Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kleijn D, Tscharntke T (2007) Diversity of flower-visiting bees in cereal fields: effects of farming system, landscape composition and regional context. Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 41-49.

Hovestadt T, Mitesser O, Elmes GW, Thomas JA, Hochberg ME (2007) An ESS model for the evolution of dimorphic developmental strategies in the butterfly Maculinia rebeli, a social parasite of Myrmica ant colonies. The American Naturalist 169: 466-480.

Glos J, Dausmann KH, Linsenmair KE (2007) Mixed-species social aggregations in Madagascan tadpoles - determinants and species composition. Journal of Natural History 41: 1965-1977.

Klein A-M, Vaissière BE, Cane JH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Cunningham SA, Kremen C, Tscharntke T (2007) Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274, 303-313.

Kleyer M, Biedermann R, Henle K, Obermaier E, Poethke HJ, Poschlod P, Schröder B, Settele J, Vetterlein D (2007) Mosaic cycles in agricultural landscapes of Central Europe. Basic and Applied Ecology 8: 295-309.

Krauss J, Härri SA, Bush L, Husi R, Bigler L, Power SA, Müller CB (2007) Effects of fertiliser, fungal endophytes and plant cultivar on the performance of insect herbivores and their natural enemies. Functional Ecology 21: 107-116.

Krauss J (2007) Journal self-citation rates in ecological sciences. Scientometrics 73: 79-89.

Kremen C, Williams N, Aizen MA, Gemmill-Herren B, LeBuhn G, Minckley R, Packer L, Potts S, Roulston T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vazquez D, Winfree R, Adams L, Crone E, Greenleaf S, Keitt T, Klein A-M, Regetz J, Ricketts T (2007) Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms: a conceptual framework for the effects of land-use change. Ecology Letters 10: 299-314.

Kunz BK, Linsenmair KE (2007) Changes in baboon feeding behavior: maturity dependent fruit and seed size selection within a food plant species. International Journal of Primatology 28: 819-835.

Landeck U, Obermaier E (2007) Gegen die Luftverschmutzung – für den Klimaschutz. In: Da (f)liegt was in der Luft. Blaum L, Miethaner A (eds)  Bildung Umwelt, Domino Verlag, München, 52-58.

Linsenmair KE (2007) brauchen wir biologische Vielfalt? In: Vom Urknall zum Bewusstsein- Selbstorganisation der Materie. Sandhoff K et al (eds) Verhandlungen der Ges. Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte 2006 in Bremen. S. 151-156.

Linsenmair KE (2007) Sociobiology of terrestrial isopods. In: Evolutionary ecology of social and sexual systems. Duffy JE, Thiel M (eds). Oxford  University press. Pp 339-364.

Moritz T, Linsenmair KE (2007) The air-breathing behaviour of Brevimyrus niger (Osteoglossomorpha, Mormyridae). Journal of Fish Biology 71: 279-283.

Merbach M, Zizka G, Fiala B, Merbach D, Booth WE, Maschwitz U (2007) Why a carnivorous plant cooperates with an ant - selective defense against pitcher-destroying weevils in the myrmecophytic pitcher plant Nepenthes bicalcarata Hook F. Ecotropica 13: 45-56.

Mitesser O, Weissel N, Strohm E, Poethke HJ (2007) Optimal investment allocation in primitively eusocial bees: a balance model based on resource limitation of the queen. Insectes Sociaux 54: 234-241.

Meyer B, Gaebele V, Steffan-Dewenter I (2007) Patch size and landscape effects on pollinators and seed set of the Horseshoe Vetch, Hippocrepis comosa, in an agricultural landscape of Central Europe. Entomologia Generalis 30: 173-185.

Meyer B, Kröger J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2007) Contribution of diurnal and nocturnal pollinators to the reproductive success of the orchid species Gymnadenia conopsea. Entomologia Generalis 30: 299-300.

Mody K, Unsicker S, Linsenmair KE (2007) Fitness related diet-mixing by intraspecific host-plant-switching of specialist insect herbivores. Ecology 88: 1012-1020.

Müllner A, Linsenmair KE (2007) Nesting behavior and breeding success of Hoatzins. Journal of Field Ornithology 78: 352-361.

Obermaier E, Heisswolf A, Randlkofer B (2007) Comparison of habitat preference in a generalist and a specialist herbivorous beetle on multiple spatial scales. In: Multiple Skalen und Skalierung in der Ökologie. Schröder B, Reuter H, Reineking B (eds). Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt/M,pp 39-50.

Pfeiffer M, Linsenmair KE (2007) Trophobiosis in a tropical rainforest on Borneo: Giant ants Camponotus gigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) herd wax cicadas Bythopsyrna circulata (Auchenorrhyncha: Flatidae). Asian Myrmecology 1: 105-119.

Pfenning B, Poethke HJ, Hovestadt T (2007) Dealing with temporal constraints on development: the effect of food. Ecological Entomology 32: 273-278.

Priess JA, Mimler M, Klein A-M, Schwarze S, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2007) Linking deforestation scenarios to pollination services and economic returns in coffee agroforestry systems. Ecological Applications 17: 407-417.

Poethke HJ, Pfenning B,  Hovestadt T (2007) The relative contributions of individual- and kin-selection in the evolution of density-dependent dispersal rates. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9: 41-50.

Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheu S, Tscharntke T (2007) Plant-mediated interactions between below- and aboveground processes: decomposition, herbivory, parasitism and pollination. In: Ohgushi T, Craig T, Price P (eds): Ecological Communities: Plant Mediation in Indirect Interaction Webs, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 147-163.

Randlkofer B, Obermaier E, Meiners T (2007) Mother's choice of the oviposition site: balancing risk of egg parasitism and need of food supply for the progeny with an infochemical shelter? Chemoecology 17: 177-186.

Steffan-Dewenter I Kessler M, Barkmann J, Bos MM, Buchori D, Erasmi S, Faust H, Gerold G, Glenk K, Gradstein SR, Guhardja E, Harteveld M, Hertel D, Höhn P, Kappas M, Köhler S, Leuschner C, Maertens M, Marggraf R, Migge-Kleian S, Mogea J, Pitopang R, Schaefer M, Schwarze S, Sporn SG, Steingrebe A, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Tjitrosoemito S, Twele A, Weber R, Woltmann L, Zeller M, Tscharntke T (2007) Tradeoffs between income, biodiversity, and ecosystem functioning during tropical rainforest conversion and agroforestry intensification. PNAS 104: 4973-4978.

Tscharntke T, Hochberg ME, Rand TA, Resh VH, Krauss J (2007) Author sequence and credit for contributions in multi-authored publications. PLoS Biology 5: e18. OPEN ACCESS

Wilting A, Bucley-Beason VA, Feldhaar H , Gadau J, O’Brien S, Linsenmair KE (2007) Clouded leopard phylogeny revisited: support for species recognition and population division between Borneo and Sumatra. Frontiers in Zoology 4: 15. OPEN ACCESS

Wilting A, Feldhaar H , Buckley-Beason VA, Linsenmair KE, O’Brien S (2007) Two modern species of clouded leopards: a molecular perspective. CAT News 47, 10-11.

Herzner G, Schmitt T, Peschke K, Hilpert A, Strohm E (2007) Food wrapping with the postpharyngeal gland secretion by females of the European beewolf Philanthus triangulum. Journal of Chemical Ecology 33: 849-859.

Schmitt T, Herzner G, Weckerle B, Schreier P, Strohm E (2007) Volatiles of foraging honeybees Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and their potential role as semiochemicals. Apidologie 38: 164-170.



Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE (2006) Wallace’s line revisited: Has vicariance or dispersal shaped the distribution of Malesian hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89: 455-468.

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE (2006) Effects of habitat disturbance can be subtle yet significant: Biodiversity of hawkmoth-assemblages (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in Southeast-Asia. Biodiversity & Conservation 15: 465-486.

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE (2006) Diet breadth and host plant relationships of Southeast-Asian sphingid caterpillars. Ecotropica 12: 1-13.

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE (2006) Measuring range sizes of Southeast-Asian hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): effects of scale, resolution and phylogeny. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15: 339-348.

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE  (2006) Extending  the study of range-abundance relations to tropical insects: Spingid moths in Southeast–Asia. Evolutionary Ecology Research 8: 677-690.  

Beck J, Kitching IJ, Linsenmair KE (2006) Determinants of regional species richness: an empirical analysis of the number of hawkmoth species (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) on the Malesian archipelago. Journal of Biogeography 33: 694-709.

Bänfer G, Moog U, Fiala B, Maryati M, Weising K, Blattner FR (2006) A chloroplast genealogy of myrmecophytic Macaranga species (Euphorbiaceae) in Southeast Asia reveals hybridization, vicariance and long-distance dispersals. Molecular Ecology 15: 4409-4424.

Bickel TO, Brühl CA, Gadau JR, Hölldobler B, Linsenmair KE (2006) Influence of habitat fragmentation on the genetic variability in leaf litter ant populations in tropical rainforests of Sabah, Borneo. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 157-175.

Blüthgen N, Mezger D, Linsenmair KE (2006) Ant-hemipteran trophobioses in a Bornean rainforest diversity, specificity and monopolisation. Insectes Sociaux 53: 194-203.

Bodendorfer T, Hoppe-Dominik B, Fischer F, Linsenmair KE (2006) Prey of leopard (Panthera pardus) and the lion (Panthera leo) in the Comoé and Marahouè National Parks, Cote d`Ivoire, West Africa. Mammalia 70: 231-246.

De Sassi C, Müller CB, Krauss J (2006) Fungal plant endosymbionts alter life history and reproductive success of aphid predators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273: 1301-1306.

Dietemann V, Pflugfelder J, Härtel S, Neumann P, Crewe RM (2006) Social parasitism by honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis): evidence for pheromonal resistance to host queen's signals. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 60: 785-793.

Erdmann G, Floren A, Linsenmair KE, Scheu S, Maraun M (2006) Little effects of forest age on orabatid mites on the bark of trees. Pedobiologia 50: 433-441.

Ernst R, Linsenmair KE, Rödel M-O (2006) Diversity erosion beyond the species level: dramatic loss of functional diversity after selective logging in two tropical amphibian communities. Biological Conservation 133: 143-155.

Ernst R, Konrad T, Linsenmair KE, Rödel MO (2006) The impacts of selective logging on three sympatric specis of Leptodactylus in a central Guyanan rainforest. Amphibia-Reptilia 28: 51-64.

Gros A, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2006) Evolution of spatial pattern in dispersal strategies. Oikos 114: 544-552.

Härtel S, Neumann P, Kryger P, von der Heide C, Moltzer G-J, Crewe RM, van Praagh J, Moritz RFA (2006) Infestation levels of Apis mellifera scutellata swarms by socially parasitic Cape honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). Apidologie 37: 462-470.

Härtel S, Neumann P, Raassen FS, Moritz RFA, Hepburn HR (2006) Social parasitism by Cape honeybee workers in colonies of their own subspecies (Apis melliefera capensis Esch.). Insectes Sociaux 53: 183-193.

Halwart M, Poethke HJ, Kaule G (2006) Golden snail population ecology in rice fish culture and rice monoculture: A modelling approach. In: Global advances in ecology and management of Golden Apple Snails. Joshi RC, Sebastian LS (eds) Philippine Rice Research Institute, pp 375-392.

Hein S, Voss J, Poethke HJ, Schröder B (2006) Habitat suitability models fort he conservation of thermophilic grasshoppers and bush crickets – simple or complex? Journal of Insect Conservation 11: 221-240.

Heisswolf A, Poethke HJ, Obermaier E (2006) Multitrophic influences on oviposition site selection in a specialized leaf beetle at multiple spatial scales. Basic and Applied Ecology 7: 565-576.

Hennenberg KJ, Fischer F, Kouadio K, Goetze D, Linsenmair KE , Jeltsch F, Porembski S (2006) Phytomass and fire probability along forest-savanna transects in the Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22: 303-311.

Hilker FM, Hinsch M, Poethke HJ (2006) Parameterizing, evaluating and comparing metapopulation models with data from individual-based simulations. Ecological Modelling 199: 476-485.

Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2006) The control of emigration and its consequences for the survival of populations. Ecological Modelling 190:443-453.

Kleijn D, Baquero RA, Clough Y, Diaz M, De Esteban J, Fernandez F, Gabriel D, Herzog F, Holzschuh A, Johl R, Knop E, Kruess A, Marshall EJP, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Verhulst J, West TM, Yela JL (2006) A rejoinder to the comments by Potts et al.. Ecology Letters 9: 256-257.

Kleijn D, Baquero RA, Clough Y, Diaz M, De Esteban J, Fernandez F, Gabriel D, Herzog F, Holzschuh A, Johl R, Knop E, Kruess A, Marshall EJP, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Verhulst J, West TM, Yela JL (2006) Mixed biodiversity benefits of agri-environment schemes in five European countries. Ecology Letters 9: 243-254. (highlighted in Nature (2006) 439, 908-909).

Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2006) Rain forest promotes trophic interactions and diversity of trap-nesting Hymenoptera in adjacent agroforestry. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 315-323.

Jürgens A, Feldhaar H, Feldmeyer B, Fiala B (2006) Chemical composition of leaf volatiles in Macaranga species (Euphorbiaceae) and their potential role as olfactory cues in host-localisation of foundress queens of specific ant partners. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 34: 97-113.

Meister B, Krauss J, Härri SA, Schneider M-V, Müller CB (2006) Fungal endosymbionts affect aphid population size by reduction of adult life span and fecundity. Basic and Applied Ecology 7: 244-252.

Meiners T, Randlkofer B, Obermaier E (2006) Oviposition at low temperatures – late season negatively affects the leaf beetle Galeruca tanaceti (Coleoptera: Galerucinae) but not its specialised egg parasitoid Oomyzus galerucivorus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). European Journal of Entomology 103: 765-770.

Mitesser O, Weissel N, Strohm E, Poethke HJ (2006) The evolution of activity breaks in the nest cycle of annual eusocial bees: A simple model of delayed exponential growth. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6: 45-52.

Moritz R, Britz R, Linsenmair KE (2006) Cromeria nilotica and C. occidentalis, two valid species of the African freshwater fish family Kneriidae (Teleostei: Gonorhynchiformes). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 17: 65-72.

Moritz T, Britz R, KE Linsenmair (2006) On the ecology of Cromeria occidentalis (Teleostei: Gonorynchiformes). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 17: 173-180.

Moritz T, Lalèye P, Koba G, Linsenmair KE (2006) An annoted list of fisheries from the river Niger at Malanville, Benin, with note son local fisheries. Verh. DT. Ichthyol. Gesell. 5: 95-110.

Obermaier E, Schröder B, Poethke HJ (2006) Extensive grazing influences diversity: How do heterogeneity and vegetation structure affect composition of spider communities? Proceedings of the GfÖ 36: 146.

Obermaier E, Heisswolf A, Randlkofer B, Meiners T (2006) Enemies in low places - insects avoid winter mortality and egg parasitism by modulating oviposition height. Bulletin of Entomological Research 96: 337-343.

Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheu S, Tscharntke T (2006) Belowground effects of organic and conventional farming on aboveground plant-herbivore and plant-pathogen interactions. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 113: 162-167.

Rödel M-O, Lampert KP, Linsenmair KE (2006) Reproductive Biology of the West African savannah frog, Hyperolius nasutus Günther, 1864 (Amphibia: Anura: Hyperoliidae). Herpetozoa 19: 3-12.

Pfeiffer M, Nais J, Linsenmair KE (2006) Worker size and seed size selection in ‘seed’-collecting ant ensembles (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in primary rain forests on Borneo. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22: 685-693.

Pfenning B, Poethke HJ (2006) Variability in the life history of the water strider Gerris lacustris (Heteroptera: Gerridae) across small spatial scales. Ecological Entomology 31: 123-130.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Klein A-M, Gaebele V, Alfert T, Tscharntke T (2006) Bee diversity and plant-pollinator interactions in fragmented landscapes. In: Waser NM, Ollerton J (eds). Plant-pollinator interactions: from specialization to generalization. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp 387-407.

Weissel N, Mitesser O, Liebig L, Poethke HJ, Strohm E (2006) The influence of soil temperature on the nesting cycle of the halictid bee Lasioglossum malachurumInsectes Sociaux 53: 390-398.

Westphal C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2006) Foraging trip duration of bumblebees in relation to landscape-wide resource availability. Ecological Entomology 31: 389-394.

Westphal C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2006) Bumblebees experience landscapes at different spatial scales: possible implications for coexistence. Oecologia 149: 289-300.

Wilting A, Fischer F, Abu Bakar S, Linsenmair KE (2006) Clouded leopards, the secretive top-carnivore of South-East Asian rainforests. Distribution, status and conservation needs in Sabah, Malaysia. BMC Ecology 6: 16. OPEN ACCESS

Kroiss J, Schmitt T, Schreier P, Strohm E, Herzner G (2006) A selfish function of a social gland? A postpharyngeal gland functions as sex pheromone reservoir in males of a solitary wasp. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 2763-2776.

Brandt M, Heinze J, Schmitt T, Foitzik S (2006) Convergent evolution of the Dufour’s gland secretion as a propaganda substance in the slave-making ant genera Protomognathus and Harpagoxenus. Insectes Sociaux 53: 291-299.

Herzner G, Schmitt T, Schreier P, Strohm E (2006) Brothers smell similar: Variation in the sex pheromone of male European Beewolves and its implications for inbreeding avoidance. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89: 433-442.


Steffan-Dewenter I, Potts SG, Packer L (2005) Pollinator diversity and crop pollination services are at risk. TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution 20: 651-652.

Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheu S, Tscharntke T (2005) Floral trait expression and plant fitness in response to below- and aboveground plant- animal interactions. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 7: 77-83.

Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheu S, Tscharntke T (2005) Effects of decomposers and herbivores on plant performance and aboveground plant-insect interactions. Oikos 108: 503-510.

Settele J, Hammen V, Hulme P, Karlson U, Klotz S, Kotarac M, Kunin WE, Marion G, O'Connor M, Petanidou T, Peterson K, Potts S, Pritchard H, Pyšek P, Rounsevell M, Spangenberg J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Sykes M, Vighi M, Zobel M, Kühn I (2005) ALARM: Assessing LArge-scale environmental Risks for biodiversity with tested Methods - The concept, objectives, structure and management of a large Integrated Project within the 6th framework programme of the European Commission. Gaia 14: 69-72.

Tscharntke T, Klein A-M, Kruess A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thies C (2005) Landscape perspectives on agricultural intensification and biodiversity - ecosystem service management. Ecology Letters 8: 857-874.

Veddeler D, Schulze CH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Buchori D, Tscharntke T (2005) The contribution of tropical secondary forest fragments to the conservation of fruit-feeding butterflies: effects of isolation and age. Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 3577-3592.

Barthlott W, Linsenmair KE, Porembski S (2005) Biodiversity: Structure and Function [Theme 4.27]. In: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK.

Beck J, Linsenmair KE (2005) Feasibility of light-trapping in community research of moths:Attraction radius of light, completeness of samples, nightly flighttimes and seasonality of Southeast-Asian hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 39: 18-37.

Bickel, TO, Brühl CA, Gadau JR, Hölldobler B, KE Linsenmair (2005) Influence of habitat fragmentationon the genetic variability in leaf litter ant populations in tropical rainforests of Sabah, Borneo. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 157-175.

Ernst R, Linsenmair KE, Thomas R, Rödel MO (2005) Amphibian communities on the cutting edge - assessing the impacts of anthropogenic disturbance on multi-species systems in tropical forests. - p. 169, In:  Proceedings International Symposium "The stability of tropical rainforest margins: linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation". Stietenroth D, Lorenz W, Tarigan S, Malik A (eds). Georg-August-University of Göttingen (September 19-23, 2005), 223 pp.

Feldhaar H, Fiala  B, Gadau J (2005) Ashift in colony founding behaviour in an obligate plant-ant from singlequeens to foundress associations and polygynous colonies. Insectes Sociaux 52: 22-230.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (2005) Theimportance of primary forests for species diversity: an investigationusing arboreal ants as an example. Ecosystems 8: 559-567.

Grafe TU, Kaminsky SK, Linsenmair KE (2005) Terrestrial larval development and nitrogen excretion and in the afro-tropical pig-nosed frog, Hemisus marmoratus. Journal of Tropical Ecology 21: 219-222.

Hein S, Poethke HJ, Hovestadt T (2005) Computer generated null-models as an approach to detect perceptual range in mark-re-sight studies - an example with grasshoppers. Ecological Entomology 30: 225-233.

Heisswolf A, Obermaier E, Poethke HJ (2005) Selection of large host plants for oviposition by a monophagous leaf beetle: nutritional quality or enemy-free space? Ecological Entomology 30: 299-306.

Herzner G, Schmitt T, Linsenmair KE, Strohm E (2005) Prey recognition by females of the European beewolf and its potential for a sensory trap. Animal Behaviour 70: 1411-1418.

Horstmann K, Floren A, Linsenmair KE (2005) Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) from the canopy oftropical forests in Sabah, Malaysia: A comparison betwenn primary andsecondary forests. Ecotropica 11: 41-52.

Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2005). Dispersal and establishment: spatial patterns and species-area relationships. Diversity and Distributions 11: 333-340.

Hovestadt T,  Poethke HJ, Linsenmair KE (2005) Spatial patterns in species-area relationships and species distribution in a West African forest-savannah mosaic. Journal of Biogeography 32: 677-684.

Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Müller CB, Tscharntke T (2005) Relative importance of resource quantity, isolation and habitat quality for landscape distribution of a monophagous butterfly. Ecography 28: 465-474.

Moritz T,  Linsenmair KE (2005) WestAfrican fish diversity –distribution patterns and possible conclusionsfor conservation strategies. In: AfricanBiodiversity. Huber BA et al (eds), 187-195. Springer.

Moritz RFA, Härtel S, Neumann P (2005) Global invasions of the western honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) and the consequences for biodiversity. Écoscience 12: 289-301.

Müller CB, Krauss J (2005) Symbiosis between grasses and asexual fungal endophytes. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 8: 450-456.

Nowicki P, Richter A, Glinka U, Holzschuh A, Toelke U, Henle K, Woyciechowski M, Settele J (2005) Less input same output: simplified approach for population size assessment in Lepidoptera. Population Ecology 47: 203-212.

Rödel MO, Adeba PJ, Nago SGA, Penner J, Sinsin B, Veith M, Linsenmair KE (2005) Establishing of an amphibian bio-indicator system and capacity building in West Africa, as basis for a sustainable bio-diversity management. - BIOLOG, Biodiversity and Global Change Status Report 2005, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bonn: 128-129.

Böll S, Schmitt T, Burschka C, Schreier P, Schwappach P, Herrmann JV (2005) Calciumtartrate crystals in the midgut of the grape leafhopper. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31: 2847-2856.

Brandt M, Heinze J, Schmitt T, Foitzik S (2005) A chemical level in the coevolutionary arms race between an ant social parasite and its hosts. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18: 576-586.

Glos J, Linsenmair KE (2005) Description of the tadpoles of Boophis doulioti and B. xerophilus from Western Madagascar with notes on larval life history and breeding ecology. Amphibia-Reptilia 26: 459-466.




Bänfer G, Fiala B, Weising K (2004) AFLP analysis of phylogenetic relationships among myrmecophytic species of Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) and their allies. Plant Systematics and Evolution 249: 213-231.

Blüthgen N, Fiedler K (2004) Competition for composition: lessons from nectar-feeding ant communities. Ecology 85: 1479-1485.

Feldhaar H, Fiala B, Gadau J (2004) Characterization of microsatellite markers for plant-ants of the genus Crematogaster subgenus Decacrema. Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 409-411.

Glos J, Linsenmair KE (2004) Description of the tadpoles of Aglyptodactylus laticeps and A. securifer from Western Madagascar, with notes on life history and ecology. Journal of Herpetology 38: 131-136.

Grafe TU, Kaminsky SK, Lüssow H, Bitz JH, Linsenmair KE (2004) Demographic dynamics of the afro-tropical pig-nosed frog, Hemisus marmoratus: effects of climate and predation on survival and recruitment. Oecologia 141: 40-46.

Heckroth HP, Moog J, Janka HI, Fiala B, Chung AY, Maschwitz U (2004) Smilax borneensis, an unspecific climbing ant-plant from Borneo and myrmecophytic traits in other Asian Smilax species. Sandakania 14: 33-50.

Heil M, Baumann B, Krüger R, Linsenmair KE (2004) Chemical composition of food bodies of Mexican Acacia myrmecophytes is affected by plant physiological constraints and ant nutritional demands. Chemoecology 14: 45-52.

Heil M, Feil D, Hilpert A, Linsenmair KE (2004) Spatio-temporal patterns in indirect defence of a South-East Asian ant-plant support the optimal defence hypothesis. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 573-580.

Heil M, Greiner S, Meimberg H, Krüger R, Noyer J-L, Heubl G, Linsenmair KE, Boland W (2004) Evolutionary change from induced to constitutive expression of an indirect plant resistance. Nature 430: 205-208.

Heil M, Hilpert A, Krüger R, Linsenmair KE (2004) Competition among visitors to extrafloral nectaries as a source of ecological costs of an indirect defence. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 1-8.

Hein S, Pfenning B, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2004) Patch density, movement pattern, and the exchange of individuals between habitat patches - a simulation study. Ecological Modelling 174: 411-420.

Kaminsky SK, Grafe TU, Spieler M, Linsenmair KE (2004) A new method for immobilizing fossorial frogs after radio-transmitter implantation and notes on movement patterns in the pig-nosed frog, Hemisus marmoratus. Herpetological Review 35: 146-148.

Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Foraging trip duration and density of megachilid bees, eumenid wasps and pompilid wasps in tropical agroforestry systems. Journal of Animal Ecology 73: 517-525.

Krauss J, Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Effects of habitat area, isolation, and landscape diversity on plant species richness of calcareous grasslands. Biodiversity and Conservation 13: 1427-1439.

Krauss J, Schmitt T, Seitz A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Effects of habitat fragmentation on the genetic structure of the monophagous butterfly Polyommatus coridon along its northern range margin. Molecular Ecology 13: 311-320.

Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Landscape occupancy and local population size depends on host plant distribution in the butterfly Cupido minimus. Biological Conservation 120: 355-361.

Liebig J, Poethke HJ (2004) Queen lifespan and colony longevity in the ant Harpegnathos saltator (Jerdon). Ecological Entomology 29: 203-207.

Mitesser O, Poethke HJ (2004) Populationsökologie und Synökologie. In: E-Learning mit GIS und Modellanwendungen. Ergebnisse des Projekts gimolus . Müller M et al (eds). Heidelberg, pp. 213-232.

Meiners T, Obermaier E (2004) Hide and seek on two spatial scales – vegetation structured effects herbivore oviposition and egg parasitism. Basic and Applied Ecology 5: 87-94.

Mody K, Linsenmair KE (2004) Plant-attracted ants affect arthropod community structure but not necessarily herbivory. Ecological Entomology 29: 217-225.

Müllner A, Linsenmair KE, Wikelski M (2004) Exposure to ecotourism reduces survival and affects hormonal stress response in hoatzin chicks (Opisthocomus hoazin). Biological Conservation 118: 549-558.

Neumann P, Härtel S (2004) Removal of small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) eggs and larvae by African honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera scutellata Lepeletier). Apidologie 35: 31-36.

Pfenning B, Hovesadt T, Poethke HJ (2004) The effect of patch constellation on the exchange of individuals between habitat-islands. Ecological modelling 180: 515-522.

Rödel M-O, Rudolf VHW, Frohschammer S, Linsenmair KE (2004) Life history of a West African tree-hole breeding frog, Phrynobatrachus guineensis Guibé & Lamotte, 1961 (Amphibia: Anura: Petropedetidae). – In:Ecology and evolution of phytotelm-breeding anurans. Lehtinen RM (ed): Miscellaneous Publications of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, No. 193: 31-44.

Schmitt T, Krell F-T, Linsenmair KE (2004) Quinone mixture as attractant for necrophagous dung beetles on dead millipedes. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30: 731-740.

Schmitt T, Krauss J (2004) Regional population genetic studies of the butterfly Polyommatus coridon, contribute to the un-- derstanding of European biogeography. Diversity and Distributions 10: 271-274.

Schulze CH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Effects of land use on butterfly communities at the rain forest margin: a case study from Central Sulawesi. In: Land Use, Nature Conservation and the Stability of Rainforest Margins in Southeast Asia. Gerold G, Fremerey M, Guhardja E (eds). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 281-297.

Schulze CH, Waltert M, Kessler PJA, Pitopang R, Shahabuddin, Veddeler D, Mühlenberg M, Gradstein SR, Leuschner C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Biodiversity indicator groups of tropical land-use systems: comparing plants, birds, and insects. Ecological Applications 14: 1321-1333.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Schiele S (2004) Nest site fidelity, body weight and population size of the red mason bee Osmia rufa (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), evaluated by mark-recapture experiments. Entomologia Generalis 27: 123-131. 

Wells K, Pfeiffer M, Lakim MB, Linsenmair KE (2004) Use of arboreal and terrestrial space by a small mammal community in a tropical rainforest in Borneo, Malaysia. Journal of Biogeography 31: 641-652.

Endler A, Liebig J, Schmitt T, Parker J, Jones G, Schreier P, Hölldobler B (2004) Surface hydrocarbons of queen eggs regulate worker reproduction in a social insect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA 101: 2945-2950.


Berghoff SM, Gadau J, Winter T, Linsenmair KE, Maschwitz U (2003) Sociobiology of hypogaeic army ants: characterization of two sympatric Dorylus species on Borneo and their colony conflicts. Insectes Sociaux 50: 139-147.

Berghoff SM, Maschwitz U, Linsenmair KE (2003) Baited sieve buckets: an easy method to include hypogaeic ant species into ground ant diversity studies. Tropical Zoology 2: 153-163.

Berghoff SM, Maschwitz U, Linsenmair KE (2003) Influence of the hypogaeic army ant Dorylus (Dichthadia) laevigatus on tropical arthropod communities. Oecologia 135: 149-157.

Brühl CA, Eltz T, Linsenmair KE (2003) Size does matter - effects of tropical rainforest fragmentation on the leaf litter ant community in Sabah, Malaysia. Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 1371-1389.

Eltz T, Bruhl CA, Imiyabir Z, Linsenmair KE (2003) Nesting and nest trees of stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini) in lowland dipterocarp forests in Sabah, Malaysia, with implications for forest management. Forest Ecology and Management 172: 301-313.

Feldhaar H, Fiala B, Gadau J, Mohamed M, Maschwitz U (2003) Molecular phylogeny of Crematogaster subgenus Decacrema ants (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) and the colonization of Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) trees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 27: 441-452.

Feldhaar H, Fiala B, Hashim RB, Maschwitz U (2003) Patterns of the Crematogaster-Macaranga association: The ant partner makes the difference. Insectes Sociaux 50: 9-19.

Fiala B, Saw LG (2003) Ant fauna of the lower vegetation stratum in Pasoh Forest Reserve with special reference to the diversity of plants with extrafloral nectaries and associated ants. In:  Pasoh: Ecology and Natural History of a Southeast Asian Tropical Rainforest. Okuda T, Niiyama K, Thomas S (eds). Springer Verlag, Tokyo, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 437-458.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (2003) How do beetle assemblages respond to anthropogenic disturbance? In: Arthropods of Tropical Forests: Spatio-temporal Dynamics and Resource Use in the Canopy.  Basset Y, Novotny V, Miller SE, Kitching RL (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 190-197.

Glos J, Grafe TU, Rödel M-O, Linsenmair KE (2003) Geographic variation in pH tolerance of two populations of the European common frog, Rana temporaria. Copeia 2003: 650-656.

Grafe TU (2003) Synchronised interdigitated calling in the Kuvangu running frog (Kassina kuvangensis). Animal Behavior 66: 127-136.

Hein S, Gombert J, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2003) Movement patterns of Platycleis albopunctata (Goetze, 1778) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) in different habitat types: matrix is not always matrix. Ecological Entomology 28: 432-438.

Higgins SI, Clark JS, Nathan R, Hovestadt T, Schurr F, Fragoso JMV, Aguiar MR, Ribbens E, Lavorel S (2003) Forecasting plant migration rates: managing uncertainty for risk assessment. Journal of Ecology 91: 341-347.

Jetz W, Steffen J, Linsenmair KE (2003) Effects of light and prey availability on nocturnal, lunar and seasonal activity of tropical nigthjars. Oikos 103: 627-639.

Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Fruit set of highland coffee increases with the diversity of pollinating bees. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270: 955-961.

Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Bee pollination and fruit set of Coffea arabica and C. canephora (Rubiaceae). American Journal of Botany 90: 153-157.

Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Pollination of Coffea canephora in relation to local and regional agroforestry management. Journal of Applied Ecology 40: 837-845.

Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Local species immigration, extinction, and turnover of butterflies in relation to habitat area and habitat isolation. Oecologia 137: 591-602.

Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) How does landscape context contribute to effects of habitat fragmentation on diversity and population density of butterflies? Journal of Biogeography 30: 889-900.

Krell FT, Krell-Westerwalbesloh S, Weiss I, Eggleton P, Linsenmair KE (2003) Spatial separation of Afrotropical dung beetle guilds: a trade-off between competitive superiority and energetic constraints (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Ecography 26: 210-222.

Kunz BK, Linsenmair KE (2003) Behavioural Ecology of Olive Baboons (Papio anubis) in a Forest-Savannah Mosaic of West Africa. Folia Primatologica 74: 202-203.

Linsenmair KE (2003) Vom Wert der biologischen Vielfalt- Funktionale Aspekte der Biodiversität. In: Reichtum und Unsterblichkeit- unser Traum von der Berechenbarkeit des Daseins. Chancen, Risiken und ethische Fragen der Biotechnologie. Gemelin B, Weidinger H (eds). Atzelberger Gespräche der Nürnberger Medizinischen Gesellschaft Band 8. H. Seubert Verlag, Nürnberg, pp. 21-38.

Mody K, Bardorz HA, Linsenmair KE (2003) Organization of arthropod assemblages in individual African savanna trees. In: Arthropods of Tropical Forests: Spatio-temporal Dynamics and Resource Use in the Canopy. Basset Y, Novotny V, Miller SE, Kitching RL (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 198-212.

Mody K, Linsenmair KE (2003) Finding its place in a competitive ant community: leaf fidelity of Camponotus sericeus. Insectes Sociaux 50: 191-198.

Moog J, Fiala B, Werner M, Weissflog A, Maschwitz U (2003) Ant-plant diversity in Peninsular Malaysia, with special reference to the Pasoh Forest Reserve. In: Pasoh: Ecology and Natural History of a Southeast Asian Tropical Rainforest. Okuda T, Niiyama K, Thomas S (eds). Springer Verlag, Tokyo, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 459-494.

Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheu S, Tscharntke T (2003) Effects of below- and above-ground herbivores on plant growth, flower visitation and seed set. Oecologia 135: 601-605.

Poethke HJ, Hovestadt T, Mitesser O (2003) Local extinction and the evolution of dispersal rates: causes and correlations. The American Naturalist 161: 631-640.

Rödel M-O, Kosuch J, Adeba PJ, Assemian NE, Kouamé GN, Tohé B, Ernst R, Hillers A, Rudolf V, Schorr G, Linsenmair KE, Veith M (2003) Bio-Diversity changes in West African amphibian communities: global, regional or local Causes? – In: Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity, a challenge for society, symposium report part A, International Symposium 1-4 December 2003, Berlin. pp 174-175.

Rödel M-O, Veith M, Linsenmair KE (2003): Pristine versus altered: how do frogs cope? – Gesellschaft für Tropenbiologie e.V., Tagungsband zur 16. Jahrestagung in Rostock, 19.-22.2.2003, abstract to oral communication: 65.

Simon U, Gossner M, Linsenmair KE (2003) Distribution of ants and bark-beetles in crowns of tropical oaks. In: Arthropods of Tropical Forests: Spatio-temporal Dynamics and Resource Use in the Canopy. Basset Y, Novotny V, Miller SE, Kitching RL (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 59-68.

Steffan-Dewenter I (2003) Seed set of male-sterile and male-fertile oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in relation to pollinator density. Apidologie 34: 227-235.

Steffan-Dewenter I (2003) Artenvielfalt und Pflanze-Insekt-Interaktionen auf Kalkmagerrasen. Bauhinia 17: 64-65.

Steffan-Dewenter I (2003) Importance of habitat area and landscape context for species richness of bees and wasps in fragmented orchard meadows. Conservation Biology 17: 1036-1044.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Kuhn A (2003) Honeybee foraging in differentially structured landscapes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 270: 569-575.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Leschke K (2003) Effects of habitat management on vegetation and above-ground nesting bees and wasps of orchard meadows in Central Europe. Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 1953-1968.

Stuntz S, Linder C, Linsenmair KE, Simon U, Zotz G (2003) Do non-myrmocophilic epiphytes influence community structure of arboreal ants? Basic and Applied Ecology 4: 363-373.

Thies C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Effects of landscape context on herbivory and parasitism at different spatial scales. Oikos 101: 18-25.

Tscharntke T, Klein A-M, Kruess A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thies C, (2003) Biodiversität und Pflanze-Insekt-Interaktionen in Kulturlandschaften. In: Gradstein SR, Willmann R, Zizka G (eds). Biodiversitätsforschung. Die Entschlüsselung der Artenvielfalt in Raum und Zeit. E. Schweitzerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, 171-183.

Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kruess A, Thies C (2003) Grassland habitats. In: Encyclopedia of insects. Resh VC, Carde R (eds). Academic Press, San Diego, 481-485.

Westphal C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Mass flowering crops enhance pollinator densities at a landscape scale. Ecology Letters 6: 961-965.

Herzner G, Schmitt T, Linsenmair KE, Strohm E (2003) Flagellar sensilla in male and female European beewolves, Philanthus triangulum F. (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Entomologica Fennica 14: 237–247.

Schmitt T, Strohm E, Herzner G, Bicchi C, Krammer G, Heckel F, Schreier P (2003) (S)-2,3-Dihydrofarnesoic acid, a new component in cephalic glands of male European beewolves Philanthus triangulum. Journal of Chemical Ecology 29: 2469-2479.



Beye M, Härtel S, Hagen A, Hasselmann M, Omholt SW (2002) Specific developmental gene silencing in the honey bee using a homeobox motif. Insect Molecular Biology 11: 527–532.

Beck J, Schulze CH, Linsenmair KE, Fiedler K (2002) From forest to farmland: diversity of geometrid moths along two habitat gradients on Borneo. Journal of Tropical Ecology 18: 33-51.

Berghoff SM, Weissflog A, Linsenmair KE, Hashim R, Maschwitz U (2002) Foraging of a hypogaeic army ant: a long neglected majority. Insectes Sociaux 49: 133-141.

Berghoff SM, Weissflog A, Linsenmair KE, Mohmed M, Maschwitz U (2002) Nesting habits and colony composition of the hypogaeic army ant Dorylus (Dichthadia) laevigatus Fr. Smith. Insectes Sociaux 49: 380-387.

Brandt M, Mahsberg D (2002) Bugs with a backpack: the function of nymphal camouflage in the West African assassin bugs Paredocla and Acanthaspis spp. Animal Behaviour 63: 277-284.

Eltz T, Bruhl CA, van der Kaars S, Linsenmair KE (2002) Determinants of stingless bee nest density in lowland dipterocarp forests of Sabah, Malaysia. Oecologia 131: 27-34.

Fischer F (2002) The Comoé National Park - threatened last stronghold of ungulates in Côte d'Ivoire. Gnusletter 21: 4-8.

Fischer F, Gross M, Linsenmair KE (2002) Updated list of the larger mammals of the Comoe National Park, Ivory Coast. Mammalia 66: 83-92.

Fischer F, Linsenmair KE (2002) Demography of a West African kob (Kobus kob kob) population. African Journal of Ecology 40: 130-137.

Fischer F, Linsenmair KE (2002) Immobilisation du cobe de buffon (Kobus kob kob) dans le Parc National de la Comoé en Cote d' Ivoire. Nature et Faune 18: 37-44.

Fischer F, Kunz B, Gross M (2002) The primates of the Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast. African Primates 1999-2000, 4(1&2).

Floren A, Biun A, Linsenmair KE (2002) Arboreal ants as key predators in tropical lowland rainforest trees. Oecologia 131: 137-144.

Floren A, Otto S (2002) Beeinflußt die Anwesenheit der Waldameise Formica polyctena Foerster die Artenzusammensetzung und Struktur von Spinnengemeinschaften auf Eichen? Arachnologische Mitteilungen 24: 1-18.

Grafe TU, Döbler S, Linsenmair KE (2002) Frogs flee from the sound of fire. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269: 999-1003.

Heil M, Baumann B, Andary C, Linsenmair KE, McKey D (2002) Extraction and quantification of "condensed tannins" as a measure of plant anti-herbivore defence? Revisiting an old problem. Naturwissenschaften 89: 519-524.

Heil M, Delsinne T, Hilpert A, Schürkens S, Andary C, Linsenmair KE, Sousa MS, McKey D (2002) Reduced chemical defence in ant-plants? A critical re-evaluation of a widely accepted hypothesis. Oikos 99: 457-468.

Heil M, Hilpert A, Fiala B, bin Hashim R, Strohm E, Zotz G, Linsenmair KE (2002) Nutrient allocation of Macaranga triloba ant plants to growth, photosynthesis, and indirect defence. Functional Ecology 16: 475-483.

Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Buchori D, Tscharntke T (2002) Effects of land-use intensity in tropical agroforestry systems on coffee flower-visiting and trap-nesting bees and wasps. Conservation Biology 16: 1003-1014.

Korb J, Linsenmair KE (2002) Evaluation of predation risk in the collectively foraging termite Macrotermes bellicosus. Insectes Sociaux 49: 264-269.

Krätzel K, Butterweck MD, Hovestadt T (2002) Habitatwahl von Metrioptera bicolor auf unterschiedlichen Massstabsebenen (Ensifera: Tettigoniidae). Articulata 17: 21-37.

Kraus M, Floren A (2002) Pflanzenwespen (Hymenoptera, Symphyta) und Stechimmen (Chrysididae, Pompilidae, Sphecidae) aus Baumkronenbenebelungen (Fogging) von Eichen in Bayern (Unterfranken), Thüringen (Hainich), Slovenien und Rumänien. Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen Galathea Supplement 11: 93-102.

Lampert KP, Linsenmair KE (2002) Alternative life cycle strategies in the West African reed frog Hyperolius nitidulus: the answer to an unpredictable environment? Oecologia 130: 364-372.

Linsenmair KE (2002) Die ökosystemare Bedeutung der Biodiversität. Laufener Seminarbeiträge, 5. Franz-Ruttner Syposium: Biodiversität und Artenschutz, Bayrische Akademie für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege 2/02.

Mahsberg D (2002) Wirbellose. Draco 9: 4-19.

Mahsberg D, Linsenmair KE (2002) Der Vogel, der die Schlangen kennt. Draco 12: 71-73.

Merbach MA, Merbach DJ, Maschwitz U, Booth WE, Fiala B, Zizka G (2002) Carnivorous plants - Mass march of termites into the deadly trap. Nature 415: 36-37.

Moog U, Fiala B, Federle W, Maschwitz U (2002) Thrips pollination of the dioeceous ant-plant Macaranga hullettii (Euphorbiaceae) in Southeast Asia. American Journal of Botany 89: 50-59.

Poethke HJ, Hovestadt T (2002) Evolution of density- and patch-size-dependent dispersal rates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 269: 637-645.

Reif M, Linsenmair KE, Heisenberg M (2002) Evolutionary significance of courtship conditioning in Drosophila melanogaster. Animal Behaviour 63: 143-155.

Reintjes N, Linsenmair KE (2002) Das aquatische System einer westafrikanischen Savanne aus der Sicht der Tauch- und Schwimmkäfer (Coleoptera: Noteridae, Dytiscidae): Bedeutung temporärer und permanenter Gewässer. Tagungsbericht zur Tagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) und der deutschen und österreichischen Sektion der Societas Internationalis Limnologiae (SIL), Braunschweig, vol. 2, pp. 761-765

Rheindt FE, Grafe TU, Linsenmair KE (2002) New bird records in Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast. Malimbus 24: 38-40.

Stegmann UE, Linsenmair KE (2002) Assessing the semelparity hypothesis: Egg-guarding and fecundity in the Malaysian treehopper Pyrgauchenia tristaniopsis. Ethology 108: 857-869.

Stegmann UE, Linsenmair KE (2002) Subsocial and aggregating behaviour in Southeast Asian treehoppers (Homoptera : Membracidae : Centrotinae). European Journal of Entomology 99: 29-34.

Stegmann UE, Webb MD, Linsenmair KE (2002) New species, synonymies and life-histories in the South-East Asian treehopper genus Pyrgauchenia Breddin (Auchenorrhyncha : Membracidae : Centrotinae). Journal of Natural History 36: 279-303.

Steffan-Dewenter I (2002) Landscape context affects trap-nesting bees, wasps, and their natural enemies. Ecological Entomology 27: 631-637.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Münzenberg U, Bürger C, Thies C, Tscharntke T (2002) Scale-dependent effects of landscape context on three pollinator guilds. Ecology 83: 1421-1432.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2002) Insect communities and biotic interactions on fragmented calcareous grasslands - a mini review. Biological Conservation 104: 275-284.

Tscharntke T, Bürger C, Eber S, Gabriel D, Grabe H, Grönmeier M, Holzschuh A, Jahn S, Klein A-M, Klipfel S, Kluth S, Krauss J, Kruess A, Lehmann K, Poveda K, Roschewitz I, Schiele S, Schmidt M, Schulze CH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Sundmacher F, Thies C, Veddeler D, Westphal C (2002) Pflanze-Insekt-Interaktionen und Biodiversität in der Agrarlandschaft, Forschungsmagazin Georgia Augusta: Vielfalt des Lebens - Biodiversität, 1, 41-46.

Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kruess A, Thies C (2002) Characteristics of insect populations on habitat fragments: a mini review. Ecological Research 17: 229-239.

Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kruess A, Thies C (2002) Contribution of small habitat fragments to conservation of insect communities of grassland-cropland landscapes. Ecological Applications 12: 354-363.



Alfert T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2001) Bienen und Wespen (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) in Kalksteinbrüchen: Der Effekt von Flächengröße und Flächenalter (Bees and wasps (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) in limestone quarries: The effects of area and age). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 13: 579-582.

Blattner FR, Weising K, Banfer G, Maschwitz U, Fiala B (2001) Molecular analysis of phylogenetic relationships among myrmecophytic Macaranga species (Euphorbiaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 19: 331-344.

Eck G, Fiala B, Linsenmair KE, Bin Hashim R, Proksch P (2001) Trade-off between chemical and biotic antiherbivore defense in the south east Asian plant genus Macaranga. Journal of Chemical Ecology 27: 1979-1996.

Eltz T, Bruhl CA, van der Kaars S, Chey VK, Linsenmair KE (2001) Pollen foraging and resource partitioning of stingless bees in relation to flowering dynamics in a Southeast Asian tropical rainforest. Insectes Sociaux 48: 273-279

Eltz T, Bruhl CA, Van der Kaars S, Linsenmair KE (2001) Assessing stingless bee pollen diet by analysis of garbage pellets: a new method. Apidologie 32: 341-353.

Federle W, Fiala B, Zizka G, Maschwitz U (2001) Incident daylight as orientation cue for hole-boring ants: prostomata in Macaranga ant-plants. Insectes Sociaux 48: 165-177.

Fischer F, Linsenmair KE (2001) Decreases in ungulate population densities. Examples from the Comoe National Park, Ivory Coast. Biological Conservation 101: 131-135.

Fischer F, Linsenmair KE (2001) Spatial and temporal habitat use of kob antelopes (Kobus kob kob, Erxleben 1777) in the Comoe National Park, Ivory Coast as revealed by radio tracking. African Journal of Ecology 39: 249-256.

Floren A, Freking A, Biehl M, Linsenmair KE (2001) Anthropogenic disturbance changes the structure of arboreal tropical ant communities. Ecography 24: 547-554.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (2000) Do ant mosaics exist in pristine lowland rain forests? Oecologia 123: 129-137.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (2001) Anthropogenic disturbance changes the diversity and the structuring mechanisms of arthropod communities of primary rain forests. ETFRN News 33: 31-33.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (2001) The influence of anthropogenic disturbances on the structure of arboreal arthropod communities. Plant Ecology 153: 153-167.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (2001) The influence of anthropogenic disturbances on the structure of arboreal arthropod communities. In: Tropical forest canopies: ecology and management. Linsenmair KE, Davis AJ, Fiala B, Speight MR (eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp 153-167.

Floren A, Otto S (2001) A tropical Derbidae (Fulgoroidea, Homoptera) that mimics a predator (Salticidae, Araneae). Ecotropica 7: 151-153.

Floren A, Riede K, Ingrisch S (2001) Diversity of Orthoptera from Bornean lowland rain forest trees. Ecotropica 7: 33-42.

Heil M, Fiala B, Maschwitz U, Linsenmair KE (2001) On benefits of indirect defence: short- and long-term studies of antiherbivore protection via mutualistic ants. Oecologia 126: 395-403.

Heil M, Hilpert A, Fiala B, Linsenmair KE (2001) Nutrient availability and indirect (biotic) defence in a Malaysian ant-plant. Oecologia 126: 404-408.

Heil M, Koch T, Hilpert A, Fiala B, Boland W, Linsenmair KE (2001) Extrafloral nectar production of the ant-associated plant, Macaranga tanarius, is an induced, indirect, defensive response elicited by jasmonic acid. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 98: 1083-1088.

Henschel JR, Mahsberg D, Stumpf H (2001) Allochthonous aquatic insects increase predation and decrease herbivory in river shore food webs. Oikos 93: 429-438.

Hovestadt T, Messner S, Poethke HJ (2001) Evolution of reduced dispersal mortality and "fat-tailed" dispersal functions in autocorrelated landscapes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268: 385-391.

Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2001) Predator-prey ratios on cocoa along a land-use gradient in Indonesia. Biodiversity and Conservation 11: 683-693.

Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2001) Tagfalter auf fragmentierten Kalkmagerrasen - Hat sich die Lebensgemeinschaftsstruktur in den letzten Jahren geändert? (Butterflies on fragmented calcareous grasslands - Are there changes in community structure during the last years?). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 13: 525-528.

Korb J, Linsenmair KE (2001) Resource availability and distribution patterns, indicators of competition between Macrotermes bellicosus and other macro-detritivores in the Comoe National Park, Cote d'Ivoire. African Journal of Ecology 39: 257-265.

Korb J, Linsenmair KE (2001) The causes of spatial patterning of mounds of a fungus-cultivating termite: results from nearest-neighbour analysis and ecological studies. Oecologia 127: 324-333.

Linsenmair KE (2001) Untitled - Foreword. Plant Ecology 153: 1-3

Linsenmair KE, Brühl CA (2001) Luxury or necessity: on some aspects of the functional significance of biodiversity. In: Contributions to Global Change Research. Change GCoG (ed). pp 67-79.

Linsenmair KE, Davis AJ, Fiala B, Speight M (eds) (2001) Tropical Forest Canopies: Ecology and Management. Kluwer, Netherlands.

Linsenmair KE, Heil M, Kaiser W, Fiala B, Koch T, Boland W (2001) Adaptations to biotic and abiotic stress: Macaranga-ant plants optimise investment in biotic defence. Journal Experimental Botany 52: 2057-2065.

Mahsberg D (2001) Brood care and social behavior. In: Scorpions and research. Brownell PH, Polis GA (eds). Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp 257-277.

Merbach MA, Zizka G, Fiala B, Maschwitz U, Booth WE (2001) Patterns of nectar secretion in five Nepenthes species from Brunei Darussalam, Northwest Borneo, and implications for ant-plant relationships. Flora 196: 153-160.

Obermaier E, Pfeiffer B, Linsenmair KE (2001) Mortality and parasitism in West African tortoise beetles (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae). Entomologia Generalis 25: 189-203.

Linsenmair KE (2001) Territoriality in the Malaysian giants ant Camponotus gigas (Hymenoptera/Formicidae). Journal of Ethology 19: 75-85.

Reintjes N, Linsenmair KE (2001) Adult diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Dytiscinae) recorded from January to May 1999 in Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast. Cimbebasia 17: 245-250.

Rolff J, Vogel C, Poethke HJ (2001) Co-evolution between ectoparasites and their insect hosts: a simulation study of a damselfly-water mite interaction. Ecological Entomology 26: 638-645.

Schulze CH, Linsenmair KE, Fiedler K (2001) Understorey versus canopy: patterns of vertical stratification and diversity among Lepidoptera in a Bornean rain forest. Plant Ecology 153: 133-152.

Simon U, Linsenmair KE (2001) Arthropods in tropical oaks: differences in their spatial distributions within tree crowns. Plant Ecology 153: 179-191.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Münzenberg U, Tscharntke T (2001) Pollination, seed set and seed predation on a landscape scale. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268: 1685-1690.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2001): Succession of bee communities on fallows. Ecography 24: 83-93.

Strohm E, Linsenmair KE (2001) Females of the European beewolf preserve their honeybee prey against competing fungi. Ecological Entomology 26: 198-203.



Feldhaar H, Fiala B, bin Hashim R, Maschwitz U (2000) Maintaining an ant-plant symbiosis: secondary polygyny in the Macaranga triloba-Crematogaster sp association. Naturwissenschaften 87: 408-411.

Fischer F, Linsenmair KE (2000) Changes in group size in Kobus kob kob (Bovidae) in the Comoe National Park, Ivory Coast (West Africa). Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde- International Journal of Mammalian Biology 65: 232-242.

Fischer F, Kunz B, Gross M (2002) The primates of the Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast. African Primates 1999-2000, 4(1&2).

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (2000) Biodiveristät und Dschungel. 7 Hügel. In: Bilder und Zeichen des 21. Jahrhunderts, vol 2. Henschel Verlag, Berlin, pp 33-37.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (2000) Do ant mosaics exist in pristine lowland rain forests? Oecologia 123: 129-137.

Grafe TU (2000) Leptopelis viridis. Cocoon formation. Herpetological Review 31: 100-101.

Heil M, Fiala B, Baumann B, Linsenmair KE (2000) Temporal, spatial and biotic variations in extrafloral nectar secretion by Macaranga tanarius. Functional Ecology 14: 749-757.

Heil M, Hilpert A, Kaiser W, Linsenmair KE (2000) Reduced growth and seed set following chemical induction of pathogen defence: does systemic acquired resistance (SAR) incur allocation costs? Journal of Ecology 88: 645-654.

Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ, Messner S (2000) Variability in dispersal distances generates typical successional patterns: a simple simulation model. Oikos 90: 612-619.

Korb J, Linsenmair KE (2000) Thermoregulation of termite mounds: what role does ambient temperature and metabolism of the colony play? Insectes Sociaux 47: 357-363.

Korb J, Linsenmair KE (2000) Ventilation of termite mounds: new results require a new model. Behavioral Ecology 11: 486-494.

Kunz BK, Linsenmair KE (2000) Seed dispersal by Olive Baboons in the Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast. Folia Primatologia 71: 233-234.

Linsenmair KE (2000) Funktionale Aspekte der Biodiversität. Berichte d. Reinh.-Tüxen-Gesellschaft 12: 85-100.

Mahsberg D, Warburg MR (2000) Ovariuterus of Pandinus imperator, Koch (Scorpiones, Scorpionidae): Comparison of virgin female with mother. Annals of Anatomy 182: 171-174. 

Rödel M-O, Linsenmair KE (2000): Amphibien als Bioindikatoren westafrikanischer Lebensräume: Etablierung eines Biomonitoringsystems. – gtö 2000, 13. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie (1.-3. März 2000 in Würzburg), abstract to oral communication, Tagungsband: 40.

Rödel M-O, Mahsberg D (2000) Vorläufige Liste der Schlangen des Tai-Nationalparks / Elfenbeinküste und angrenzender Gebiete. Salamandra 36: 25-38.

Schumacher J, Klingelhöfer J, Poethke HJ (2000) Die Auswirkungen verletzter Grundannahmen bei Fang-Wiederfang-Untersuchungen – eine Simulationsstudie für Insektenpopulationen. Beiträge zur Ökologie 4: 119-132.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2000) Butterfly community structure in fragmented habitats. Ecology Letters 3: 449-456. 

Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2000) Resource overlap and possible competition between honey bees and wild bees in central Europe. Oecologia 122: 288-296.

Strohm E, Linsenmair KE (2000) Allocation of parental investment among individual offspring in the European beewolf Philanthus triangulum F. (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 69: 173-192.

Tschorsnig H-P, Floren A (2000) Weitere Erkenntnisse zum Baumkronenflug der Raupenfliegen in Wäldern (Diptera: Tachinidae). Mitteilungen der Internationalen Entomologischen Vereinigung Frankfurt/Main 25: 185-194.



Adis J, Basset Y, Floren A, Hammond PM, Linsenmair KE (1999) Canopy fogging of an overstorey tree – recommendations for standardization. Ecotropica 4: 93-97.

Amler K, Heidenreich A, Köhler G, Poethke HJ, Samietz J (1999) Standardisierte Populationsprognose (SPP): eine Anwendung der zoologischen Datenbanken. In: Populationsbiologie in der Naturschutzpraxis. Amler K, Bahl A, Kaule G, Poschlod P, Settele J (eds). Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart, pp. 199-212.

Brühl CA, Mohamed M, Linsenmair KE (1999) Altitudinal distribution of leaf litter ants along a transect in primary forests on Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 15: 265-277.

Eltz T, Whitten WM, Roubik DW, Linsenmair KE (1999) Fragrance collection, storage, and accumulation by individual male orchid bees. Journal of Chemical Ecology 25: 157-176.

Fiala B, Jakob A, Maschwitz U, Linsenmair KE (1999) Diversity, evolutionary specialisation and geographic distribution of a mutualistic ant-plant complex: Macaranga and Crematogaster in South East Asia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 66: 305-331.

Fischer F, Gross M (1999) Chimpanzees in the Comoé National Park, Côte d’Ivoire. Pan Africa News 6: 19-20.

Fischer F, Linsenmair KE (1999) The territorial system of the kob antelope (Kobus kob kob) in the Comoé National Park, Côte d´Ivoire. African Journal of Ecology 37: 400-418.

Fischer F, Kunz B, Gross M (1999) The primates of the Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast. African Primates 1999-2000, 4 (1&2).

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (1999) Changes in arboreal arthropod communities along a disturbance gradient. Selbyana 20: 232-241.

Floren A, Schmidl J (1999) Faunistisch-ökologische Ergebnisse eines Baumkronen-Benebelungsprojektes in einem Eichenhochwald des Steigerwaldes. Beiträge zur bayerischen Entomofaunistik 3: 179-195.

Gottschalk E, Griebeler EM, Heidenreich A, Poethke HJ, Schmeller D (1999) Von der Biolgie einer Art zur Ermittlung des Flächenbedarfs einer überlebensfähigen Population – das Beispiel der Westlichen Beißschrecke (Platycleis albopunctata). NNA-Berichte 2/99: 41-45.

Heckroth HP, Fiala B, Maschwitz U (1999) Integration of scale insects (Homoptera: Coccidae) in the South-East Asian ant-plant system Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae)-Crematogaster Formicidae). Entomologica Bari 33: 287-295.

Heil M, Fiala B, Boller T, Linsenmair KE (1999) Reduced chitinase activities in ant plants of the genus Macaranga. Naturwissenschaften 86: 146-149.

Hovestadt T, Yao P, Linsenmair KE (1999) Seed dispersal mechanisms and the vegetation of forest islands in a West African forest-savanna mosaic (Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast). Plant Ecology 144: 1-25.

Kaminsky SK, Linsenmair KE, Grafe TU (1999) Reproductive timing, nest construction and tadpole guidance in the African pig-nosed frog, Hemisus marmoratus. Journal of Herpetology 33: 119-123.

Korb J, Linsenmair KE (1999) Reproductive success of Macrotermes bellicosus (Isoptera; Macrotermitinae) in two neighbouring habitats. Oecologia 118: 183-191.

Korb J, Linsenmair KE (1999)The architecture of termite mounds, a result of a trade-off between thermoregulation and gas exchange? Behavioral Ecology 10: 312-316.

Krell FT, Schmitt T, Linsenmair KE (1999) The rhinoceros beetle Cyphonistes tuberculifrons Quedenfeldt 1884 attracted by quinones (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Dynastinae): primary olfactory attraction of a saprophagous beetle by its source of food? Tropical Zoology 12: 297-308.

Linsenmair KE, Rosenberg M, Warburg MR (1999) Unusual cell structure in ventral epidermis of the African reed frog Hyperolius viridiflavus (Anura; Hyperoliidae). Anat. Embryol. 200: 607-614.

Mahsberg D, Lippe R, Kallas S (1999) Skorpione. Münster: Natur und Tier-Verlag.

Merbach MA, Zizka G, Fiala B, Merbach D, Maschwitz U, Booth WE (1999) Giant nectaries in the peristome thorns of the pitcher plant Nepenthes bicalcarata Hook F. (Nepenthaceae): Anatomy and functional aspects. Ecotropica 5: 45-50.

Messner S, Poethke HJ, Hovestadt T (1999) Individual based simulations in autocorrelated landscape: consequences for the dispersal strategies. Zoology 102: Supplement II, 31.

Obermaier E, Zwölfer H (1999) Plant quality or quantity? Host exploitation strategies in three Chrysomelidae species associated with Asteraceae host plants. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 92: 165-178.

Poethke HJ (1999) Datenbanken zur Biologie von Tierarten als Grundlage oder Ersatz für Simulationsmodelle. In: Populationsbiologie in der Naturschutzpraxis. Amler K, Bahl A, Kaule G, Poschlod P, Settele J (eds). Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart, pp 194-199.

Poethke HJ, Griebeler EM, Appelt E, Gottschalk E, Settele J (1999) Modelle als Instrument der Gefährdungsabschätzung für Tierpopulationen. In:  Populationsbiologie in der Naturschutzpraxis. Amler K, Bahl A, Kaule G, Poschlod P, Settele J (eds). Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart, pp 126-147.

Rabenstein R, Liefke C, Maschwitz U, Fiala B, Rosli bin Hashim (1999) Ants like it sweet - Plant based food resources of the ant Polyrhachis olybria. Malaysian Naturalist 52: 5-9.

Refisch J, Linsenmair KE, Zwölfer H (1999) Samenausbreitung durch Paviane im Parc National de la Comoé (Elfenbeinküste). In: Vegetation und Fauna in Äquatorial-Afrika. Bayreuther Institut für Terrestrische Ökosystemforschung (ed). Bayreuther Forum Ökologie, pp 201-244.

Röder G, Linsenmair KE (1999) The mating system in the subsocial desert woodlouse; Hemilepistus elongatus (Isopoda, Oniscidea): model of an evolutionary step towards monogamy in the genus Hemilepistus sensu strictu?. Ethology, Ecology and Evolution 11: 349-369.

Settele J, Feldmann R, Henle K, Kockelke K, Poethke HJ (1999) Methoden der quantitativen Erfassung von Tagfaltern. In: Die Tagfalter Deutschlands. Settele J, Feldmann R, Reinhard R (eds). Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart, pp 144-185.

Spieler M, Linsenmair KE (1999) Aggregation behaviour of tadpoles of Bufo maculatus as an antipredator mechanism. Ethology 105: 665-686.

Spieler M, Linsenmair KE (1999) The mite Hannemania sp. (Acarina: Trombiculidae) as a frequent and species-specific parasite of a West African savannah-frog. American Midland Naturalist 142: 152-161.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T  (1999) Effects of habitat isolation on pollinator communities and seed set. Oecologia 121: 432-440.

Strohm E, Linsenmair KE (1999) The measurement of parental investment and sex allocation in the European beewolf Philanthus triangulum F. (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 47: 76-88.

Weising K, Bänfer G, Blattner F, Maschwitz U, Fiala B (1999) Evolution of myrmecophytisms in Macaranga Thou. (Euphorbiaceae), a molecular approach. In: Symp. Biodiversität & Evolutionsbiologie. Manitz H, Hellwig FH (eds). Jena, pp 204-205.

Schmitt T, Lehman N (1999) Non-unity molecular heritability demonstrated by continuous evolution in vitro. Chemistry & Biology 6: 857-869.



Böll S, Linsenmair KE (1998) Size-dependent male reproductive success and size-assortative mating in the midwife toad Alytes obstetricans. Amphibia-Reptilia 19: 75-89.

Brühl CA, Gunsalam G, Linsenmair KE (1998) Stratification of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in a primary rain forest in Sabah, Borneo. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 14: 285-297.

Butterweck MD, Kosuch J, Poethke HJ, Veith M (1998) Evolution in agricultural landscapes: influence of corridors and stepping stones on genetic differentiation of isolated ground beetle Populations (Coleoptera:Carabidae). Zoology 101, Supplement I 25

Federle W, Fiala B, Maschwitz U (1998) Camponotus (Colobopsis) (Mayr 1861) and Macaranga: (Thouars 1806): A specific two partner ant-plant system from Malaysia. Tropical Zoology 11: 83-94.

Fiala B (1998) The two -partner ant-plant system of Camponotus (Colobopsis) sp. 1 and Macaranga puncticulata (Formicidae: Formicinae; Euphorbicaceae): Myrmecophytic traits of the partner ant. Insectes Sociaux 45: 1-16.

Fiala B, Brühl C (1998) Diversity and stratification of ants in Kinabalu Park. In: Tropical Ecosystem Research in Sabah. Mohamed M, Nais J, Bernard H (eds). University Malaysia Sabah, pp. 93-

Fischer F, Gross M (1998) Die Avifauna des Comoé Nationalparks in der Republik Elfenbeinküste, Westafrika. Natur und Museum 128: 97-112.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (1998) Diversity and recolonization of arboreal Formicidae and Coleoptera in a lowland rain forest in Sabah, Malaysia. Selbyana 19: 155-161.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (1998) Non-equilibrium communities of Coleoptera on trees in a lowland rain forest of Borneo. Ecotropica 4: 55-67.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE, Biun A (1998) Aspects of the diversity of a tropical lowland rain forest. Malaysian Naturalist 52: 26-29.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE, Biun A (1998) Structure and dynamics of arboreal arthropod communities. Sabah Nature Journal 1: 69-82.

Heckroth HP, Fiala B, Gullan PJ, Maschwitz U, Azarae Hj Idris (1998) The soft scale (Coccidae) associates of Malaysian ant-plants. Journal of Tropical Ecology 14: 427-443.

Heil M, Fiala B, Kaiser W, Linsenmair KE (1998) Chemical contents of Macaranga food bodies: Physiological adaptations to their role in ant attraction and nutrition. Functional Ecology 12: 117-122

Korb J, Linsenmair KE (1998) Experimental heating of Macrotermes bellicosus (Isoptera; Macrotermitinae) mounds: what role does microclimate play in influencing mound architecture? Insectes Sociaux 45: 335-342.

Korb J, Linsenmair KE (1998) The effects of temperature on the architecture and distribution of Macrotermes bellicosus (Isoptera: Macrotermitinae) mounds in different habitats of a West African Guinea savanna. Insectes Sociaux 45: 51-65.

Linsenmair KE (1998) Aspects of the focal theme. In: Institute of Scientific Cooperation (ed) Plant Research and Development, vol. 47/48, Focus: Forest Management and Sustainability, Tübingen, pp. 8-12

Linsenmair KE (1998) Biodiversity research: general aspects and state of the art in Germany. In: German global change research 1998. Ehlers E, Krafft T (eds). German National Committee on Global Change research, Bonn, pp 12-35.

Linsenmair KE (1998) Kata-Kata aluan (foreword). Unit Biologi Tropika & Pemulharaan Newletter 2/98, University Malaysia Sabah, pp 4-9.

Linsenmair KE (1998) Risk-spreading and risk-reducing tactics of West African anurans in an unpredictably changing and stressful environment. In: Dynamics of tropical communities.  Newbery DM, Prins HHT, Brown ND (eds). British Ecological Society Symposium, vol. 37, pp 221-242.

Mahsberg D (1998) Skorpione - soziale Räuber? Reptilia 13: 24-28.

Matthes M, Moog J, Fiala B, Werner M, Nais J, Maschwitz U (1998) The rattan palm Korthalsia robusta Bl. and its ant and aphid partners: studies on a myrmecophytic association in Kinabalu Park, Sabah. Sabah Parks Nature Journal 1: 37-50.

Pfeiffer M, Linsenmair KE (1998) Polydomy and the organization of foraging in a colony of the Malaysian giant ant Camponotus gigas (Hym./Form.). Oecologia 117: 579-590.

Poethke HJ, Griebeler EV, Heidenreich A (1998) Die Rolle populationsökologischer Modelle in der Langzeitforschung und als Prognoseinstrument im Naturschutz. Schriftenreihe für Landschaftspflege und Naturschutz 58: 47-62.

Rabenstein R, Fiala B, Maschwitz U (1998) Nichtmyrmekophytische Vitaceen und ihre Besucher: Parasitismus-Kommensalismus- Mutualismus? In: Mitteilungen der Bundesforschungsanstalt für Forst- und Holzwirtschaft. Ellenberg H (ed). Hamburg, p144.

Röder G, Linsenmair KE (1998) On the heredity of two forms of albinism and on the fitness of albinos in the Turkish desert woodlouse Hemilepistus elongatus Budde-Lund, 1885 (Isopoda, Oniscidea). Crustaceana 71: 57-72.

Rödel M-O, Linsenmair KE (1998): Larvale Anurengemeinschaften ephemerer Savannengewässer im Comoé-Nationalpark, Elfenbeinküste. – In: Dalitz, H., M. Haverkamp, J. Homeier & S.-W. Breckle (Eds.): Kurzbeiträge zur Tropenökologie: DFG-Abschlußsymposium „Mechanismen der Aufrechterhaltung tropischer Diversität“ (18.-19. Februar 1998) und 11. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie (20.2.-22.2.1998 in Bielefeld), abstract to oral communication, Bielefelder Ökolgische Beiträge, 12: 73.

Settele J, Feldmann R, Henle K, Kockelke K, Poethke HJ (1998) Populationsgrößenschätzung bei Tieren. Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege 30: 174-181.

Spieler M, Linsenmair KE (1998) Migration and diurnal shelter in a ranid frog from a West African savannah: a telemetric study. Amphibia-Reptilia 69: 43-64.

Stegmann UE, Kessler PJA, Sofian MM, Maklarim B, Linsenmair KE (1998) Natural history of the treehopper Gigantorhabdus enderleini. Malayan Nature Journal 52: 241-249.

Strohm E, Linsenmair KE (1998) Temperature dependence of provisioning and investment allocation of females in the European beewolf Philanthus triangulum F. (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Ecological Entomology 23: 330-339.

Tscharntke T, Gathmann A, Steffan-Dewenter I (1998) Bioindication using trap-nesting bees and wasps and their natural enemies: community structure and interactions. Journal of Applied Ecology: 35: 708-719.

Warburg MR, Rosenberg M, Linsenmair KE (1998) Hitherto undescribed ultrastructural features in the epidermis of two African amphibians. Herpetological Journal 8: 47-50.


Appelt M, Poethke HJ (1997) Metapopulation dynamics in a regional population of the Blue-Winged Grasshopper (Oedipoda caerulescens). Insect Conservation 1: 205-214.

Böll S, Erben RG, Linsenmair KE (1997) Wie zuverlässig ist die skeletochronologische Altersbestimmung bei der Geburtshelferkröte Alytes obstreticans. Mertensiella 7: 315-327.

Federle W, Maschwitz U, Fiala B, Riederer M, Hölldobler B (1997) Slippery ant-plants and skillful climbers: Selection and protection of the specific partner ants by epicuticular wax blooms in Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae). Oecologia 112: 217-224.

Floren A, Linsenmair KE (1997) Diversity and recolonization dynamics of selected arthropod groups on different tree species in a lowland rain forest in Sabah, Malaysia with special reference to Formicidae. In: Stork NE, Adis JA, Didham RK (eds) Canopy Arthropods, Chapman & Hall. London, pp 344-381.

Heil M, Fiala B, Linsenmair KE, Zotz G, Menke P, Maschwitz U (1997) Food body production in Macaranga triloba (Euphorbiaceae): a plant investment in anti-herbivore defence via symbiotic ant partners. Journal of Ecology 85: 847-861

Hovestadt T (1997) Fruchtmerkmale, endozoochore Samenausbreitung und ihre Bedeutung für die Zusammensetzung der Pflanzengemeinschaft, Untersuchungen im Wald-Savannenmosaik des Comoé Nationalparks, Elfenbeinküste. Dissertation, Univ. Würzburg.

Krell FT, Schmitt T, Linsenmair KE (1997) Diplopod defensive secretions as attractants for necrophagous scarab beetles (Diplopoda.- Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabeidae). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum 51: 281-285

Linsenmair KE (1997) Biodiversity and sustainable management of tropical forests. In: Institute of Scientific Cooperation (ed) Tropical forests. Natural resources and development, vol. 45/46, Tübingen, pp 13-27.

Mahsberg D (1997) Pelmatojulus tigrinus, a key detritivore of a tropical gallery forest (Diplopoda, Spirobolida: Pachybolidae). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum 51: 269-280.

Mahsberg D (1997) Überlebende Fossilien: Wie Skorpione ihre Fortpflanzung sichern [Fósiles supervivientes: Escorpiones. Como aseguran su reproducción]. Reptilia 2,3: 43-48.

Pfeiffer M, Linsenmair KE (1997) Reproductive synchronization in the tropics: the circa-semiannual rhythm in the nuptial flight of the giant ant Camponotus gigas Latreille (Hym./Form.). Ecotropica 3: 21-32.

Poethke HJ (1997) Die Bedeutung von Störungen und Katastrophen für die ökologische Vielfalt - Theoretische Aspekte. Schriftenreihe für Landschaftspflege und Ökologie 54: 265-276.

Poethke HJ (1997) Modellierungsstrategien für Ökosystemdarstellungen. BTUC Aktuelle Reihe 4/97: 31-64.

Poethke HJ (1997) Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Erfassung und Bewertung der Größe und des Zustandes von Populationen. Natur und Landschaft 72: 492-495.

Rödel M-O, Linsenmair KE (1997) Predator induced swarms in the tadpoles of an African savannah frog, Phrynomantis microps. Ethology 103: 902-914

Rödel M-O, Linsenmair KE (1997): Larval anuran communities in West African ephemeral savanna ponds. – In: Rocek Z, Hart S  (eds) Abstracts of the Third World Congress of Herpetology (2.-10.8.1997), Prague, abstract to oral communication: 177.

Schmidt T, Linsenmair KE (1997) Längerfristige Auswirkungen von Kahlfraß durch den Schwammspinner (Lymantria dispar L.). Miteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 11: 691-694.

Schmuck R, Linsenmair KE (1997) Regulation of water balance in reedfrogs (superspecies Hyperolius viridiflavus and Hyperolius marmoratus: Amphibia, Anura, Hyperoliidae) living in unpredictably varying savannah environments. Comp Biochem Physiol A Physiol 118: 1335-1352.

Spieler M, Linsenmair KE (1997) Choice of optimal oviposition sites by Hoplobatrachus occipitalis (Anura: Ranidae) in an unpredictable and patchy environment. Oecologia 109: 184-199.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (1997) Early succession of butterfly and plant communities on set-aside fields. Oecologia 109: 294-302.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (1997) Bee diversity and seed set in fragmented habitats. Acta Horticulturae 437: 231-234.

Strohm E, Linsenmair KE (1997) Female size affects provisioning and sex allocation in a digger wasp. Animal Behavior 54: 23-34.

Strohm E, Linsenmair KE (1997) Low food availability causes extremely male biased investment ratio in the European beewolf Philanthus triangulum F. (Hymenoptera: Specidae). Proceedings of The Royal Society London B 264: 423-429.