Kennedy, A., Peng, T., Wu, Y., Foitzik, S., Grüter, C. (2024). Early Life Exposure to Queen Mandibular Pheromone Mediates Persistent Transcriptional Changes in the Brain of Honey bee Foragers. Journal of Experimental Biology, in press. DOI

Bar A, Gilad T, Massad D, Ferber A, Ben-Ezra D, Segal D, Foitzik S, Scharf I (2023). Foraging is prioritized over nestmate rescue in desert ants and pupae are rescued more than adults. Behavioral Ecology, arad083. DOI

Seistrup AS, Choppin M, Govind S, Feldmeyer B, Kever M, Karaulanov E, Seguret A, Kurananithi S, Ketting RF, Foitzik S. Age- and caste-independent piRNAs in the germline and miRNA profiles linked to caste and fecundity in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus. Molecular ecology, 32, 6027–6043. DOI

Hartke J, Ceron-Noriega A, Stoldt M, Sistermans T, Kever M, Fuchs J, Butter J, Foitzik S (2023). What doesn’t kill you makes you live longer – Longevity of a social host linked to parasite proteins, Molecular Ecology, 32(21):5877-5889. DOI

Caminer MA, Libbrecht R, Majoe M, Ho DV, Baumann P, Foitzik S (2023). Task-specific odorant receptor expression in worker antennae indicates that sensory filters regulate division of labor in ants. Communications Biology, , 6, 1004. DOI 

Stoldt M, Collin E, Macit MN, Foitzik S (2023). Brain and antennal tran

Hartke J, Ceron-Noriega A, Stoldt M, Sistermans T, Kever M, Fuchs J, Butter J, Foitzik S (2023). What doesn’t kill you makes you live longer – Longevity of a social host linked to parasite proteins, Molecular Ecology, in press. bioRxiv: DOI

Caminer MA, Libbrecht R, Majoe M, Ho DV, Baumann P, Foitzik S (2023). Task-specific odorant receptor expression in worker antennae indicates that sensory filters regulate division of labor in ants. Communications Biology, in press

Stoldt M, Collin E, Macit MN, Foitzik S (2023). Brain and antennal transcriptomes of host ants reveal potential links between behavior and the functioning of socially parasitic colonies. Molecular Ecology, 32, 5170–5185. DOI

Kohlmeier P, Feldmeyer B, Foitzik S (2023). Histone acetyltransferases and external demands influence task switching in Temnothorax. Biology Letters, 192023017620230176. DOI

Sistermans T, Hartke J, Stoldt M, Libbrecht R, Foitzik S (2023). The influence of parasite load on transcriptional activity and morphology of a cestode and its ant intermediate host. Molecular Ecology, 00, 1– 15. DOI

Subach A, Avidov B, Dorfman A, Bega D, Gilad T, Kvetny M, Reshef M.H, Foitzik S, Scharf I (2023), The value of spatial experience and group size for ant colonies in direct competition. Insect Science, 30: 241-250. DOI

Choppin M, Schall M, Feldmeyer B, Foitzik S (2023). Protein-rich diet decreases survival, but does not alter reproduction, in fertile ant workers. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10.. DOI

Gossner MM, Menzel F, Simons NK (2023). Less overall, but more of the same: drivers of insect population trends lead to community homogenization. Biology Letters. DOI

Ünlü AG, Obrycki JJ, Menzel F, Bucher R (2023). The role of chemical cue similarity in interactions between ants and native versus non-native lady beetles in North America. Animal Behaviour, 203: 21-28. DOI

Menges V, Späth S, Menzel F (2023). Temporally consistent behavioral variation between wild ant colonies is robust to strong seasonal and thermal variation. Animal Behaviour, 196: 151-163. DOI

Zhuang M, Colgan TJ, Guo Y, Zhang Z, Liu F, Xia Z, Dai X, Zhang Z, Li Y, Wang L, and Xu J (2023). Unexpected worker mating and colony-founding in a superorganism. Nature Communications, 14(1), p.5499. DOI

Larragy SJ, Möllmann JS, Stout JC, Carolan JC, and Colgan TJ (2023). Signatures of adaptation, constraints, and potential redundancy in the canonical immune genes of a key pollinator. Genome Biology and Evolution, 15(4), p.evad039. DOI

Darras H, Berney C, Hasin S, Drescher J, Feldhaar H, Keller L (2023). Obligate chimerism in male yellow crazy ants. Science, 380(6640), 55-58. DOI

Tseng SP, Darras H, Hsu PW, Yoshimura T, Lee CY, Wetterer JK, ... & Yang CC S (2023). Genetic analysis reveals the putative native range and widespread double‐clonal reproduction in the invasive longhorn crazy ant. Molecular Ecology, 32(5), 1020-1033. DOI

Feldmeyer, B., Gstoettl, C., Wallner, J., Jongepier, E., Séguret, A., Grasso, D., Bornberg-Bauer, E., Foitzik, S., Heinze, J. (2022) Evidence for a conserved queen-worker genetic toolkit across slave-making ants and their ant hosts. Molecular Ecology, 31, 4991– 5004

Bar, A., Marom C., Zorin N., Gilad T., Subach A., Foitzik S., Scharf I. (2022) Desert ants learn to avoid pitfall traps while foraging. Biology, 11, 897

Mier P., Fontaine JF., Stoldt M., Libbrecht L., Martelli C., Foitzik S., Andrade-Navarro MA. (2022) Annotation and analysis of 3,902 odorant receptor protein sequences from 21 insect species provide insights into the evolution of odorant receptor gene families in solitary and social insects. Genes 2022 May 20;13(5):919

Stoldt, M., Macit, M.N., Collin, E., Foitzik, S. (2022) Molecular (co)evolution of hymenopteran social parasites and their hosts. Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 50, 100889

Gilad, T., Dorfman A., Subach A., Libbrecht, R., Foitzik, S., Scharf, S. (2022) Evidence for the effect of brief exposure to food, but not learning interference, on maze solving in desert ants. Integrative Zoology, 00, 1– 11

Jongepier, E., Séguret, A., Labutin, A., Feldmeyer, B. Gstöttl, C., Foitzik, S., Heinze. J., Bornberg-Bauer, E. (2022) Convergent loss of chemoreceptors across independent origins of slave-making in ants. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 7;39 (1):msab305

Baumgart, L., Schaa, E.M., Menzel, F., Joel, A.C. (2022) Change of mechanical characteristics in spider silk capture threads after contact with prey. Acta Biomaterialia 153: 355-363

Baumgart, L., Wittke, M., Morsbach, S., Abou, B., Menzel, F. (2022) Why do ants differ in acclimatory ability? Biophysical mechanisms behind cuticular hydrocarbon acclimation across species. Journal of Experimental Biology 225: jeb243847

Wittke, M., Baumgart, L., Menzel, F. (2022) Acclimation in ants: Interference of communication and waterproofing through cuticular hydrocarbons in a multifunctional trait. Functional Ecology 36: 1973-1985

Salas-López, A., Violle, C., Munoz, F., Menzel, F., Orivel, J. (2022) Effects of Habitat and Competition on Niche Partitioning and Community Structure in Neotropical Ants. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10: 863080

Joel, A., Schmitt, D., Baumgart, L., Menzel, F. (2022) Insect cuticular hydrocarbon composition influences their interaction with spider capture threads. Journal of Experimental Biology 225: jeb242514

Colgan TJ, Arce AN, Gill RJ, Ramos Rodrigues A, Kanteh A, Duncan EJ, Li L, Chittka L, Wurm Y. Genomic signatures of recent adaptation in a wild bumblebee. Molecular Biology & Evolution, in press.

Psalti M, Gohlke D, Libbrecht R (2021) Experimental increase of worker diversity benefits brood production in ants. BMC Ecology and Evolution 21:163

Teggers E, Deegener F, Libbrecht R (2021) Fecundity determines the outcome of founding queen associations in ants. Scientific Reports 11: 2986

Jongepier, E., Séguret, A., Labutin, A., Feldmeyer, B. Gstöttl, C., Foitzik, S., Heinze. J., Bornberg-Bauer, E. Convergent loss of chemoreceptors across independent origins of slave-making in ants. Molecular Biology and Evolution, msab305, (Impaktfaktor: 16,2)

Choppin, M., Feldmeyer, B., Foitzik, S. (2021) Histone acetylation regulates the expression of genes involved in worker reproduction in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus. BMC Genomics, 22:871; (Impaktfaktor: 4,0)

Beros, S., Lenhart, A., Scharf, I., Negroni, M.N., Menzel, F., Foitzik, S. (2021) Extreme lifespan extension in tapeworm-infected ant workers. Royal Society Open Science, 8(5):202118; DOI: 1098/rsos.202118 (Impaktfaktor: 3,0)

Scharf, I., Stoldt, M., Libbrecht, R., Höpfner, A.L., Jongepier, E., Kever, M., Foitzik, S. (2021) Social isolation causes downregulation of immune and stress response genes and behavioral changes in a social insect. Molecular Ecology, 30(10):2378-2389; doi: 10.1111/mec.15902 (Impaktfaktor: 6,2)

Kennedy, A., Peng, T., Glaser S.M., Linn, M., Foitzik, S., Grüter, C. (2021) Use of waggle dance information in honey bees is linked to gene expression in the antennae, but not in the brain. Molecular Ecology, 30(11):2676-2688. doi: 10.1111/mec.15893 (Impaktfaktor: 6,2)

Negroni, M.A; Stoldt, M., Oster, M., Rupp, A-S., Feldmeyer, B. Foitzik, S. (2021) Social organization and the evolution of life-history traits in two queen morphs of the ant Temnothorax rugatulus. Journal of Experimental Biology, 224:jeb232793. DOI: 1242/jeb.232793 (Impaktfaktor: 3,3)

Negroni, M.A., Macit, M.N., Stoldt, M., Feldmeyer, B. Foitzik, S. (2021) Molecular regulation of lifespan extension in fertile ant workers. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 376: 20190736. DOI: 1098/rstb.2019.0736 (Impaktfaktor: 6,2)

Majoe, M., Libbrecht, R., Foitzik, S. Nehring, V. (2021) Queenloss increases worker survival in leaf-cutting ants under paraquat-induced oxidative stress. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 376: 20190735. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0735 (Impaktfaktor: 6,2)

Korb, J., Meusemann, K., Aumer, D., Bernadou, A., Elsner, D., Feldmeyer, B., Foitzik, S., Heinze, J., Libbrecht, R., Lin, S., Majoe, M., Kuhn M.M., Nehring, V., Negroni, M., Paxton, R.J., Séguret, A.C., Stoldt, M., Flatt T., & So-Long consortium (2021) Comparative transcriptomic analysis of the mechanisms underpinning ageing and fecundity in social insects. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376: 20190728. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0728 (Impaktfaktor: 6,2)

Negroni, M.A., Feldmeyer, B., Foitzik, S. (2021) Experimental increase in fecundity causes upregulation of fecundity and body maintenance genes in the fat body of ant queens. Biology Letters 17: 20200909. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2020.0909 (Impaktfaktor: 3,7)

Kramer B, Nehring V, Buttstedt A, Heinze J, Korb J, Libbrecht R, Meusemann K, Paxton R, Séguret A, Bernadou A (2021) Oxidative stress and senescence in social insects - a significant but inconsistent link? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 376: 20190732

Choppin, M., Graf, S., Feldmeyer, B., Libbrecht, R., Menzel, F., Foitzik, S. (2021) Queen and worker phenotypic traits are associated with colony composition and environment in Temnothorax rugatulus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an ant with alternative reproductive strategies. Myrmecological News, 31: 61-69, DOI: 10.25849/myrmecol.news_031:061 (Impaktfaktor: 2,6)

Stoldt, M., Klein, L., Beros S., Butter, F., Jongepier, E., Feldmeyer B., Foitzik, S. (2021) Parasite presence induces gene expression changes in an ant host and their function in immunity and longevity. Genes, 12: 95; (Impaktfaktor: 3,7)

Wynne R, Archer CL, Hutton SA, Harman L, Gargan P, Moran PA, Dillane E, Coughlan J, Cross TF, McGinnity P, Colgan TJ, Reed TE. Alternative migratory tactics in brown trout (Salmo trutta) are underpinned by divergent regulation of metabolic but not neurological genes. Ecology & Evolution, 2021.

Colgan TJ, Moran PA, Archer L, Hutton S, Wynne R, McGinnity P, Reed TE. Evolution and expression of the immune system of a faculatively anadromous salmonid. Frontiers in Immunology, 2021.

Glaser, S.M., Feitosa, R., Koch, A., Goß, N., Nascimento, F.S. & Grüter, C. 2021. Tandem communication improves ant foraging success in a highly competitive tropical habitat. Insectes Sociaux, 68: 161–172.

Peng, T., Derstroff, D., Maus, L., Bauer, T. & Grüter, C. 2021. Forager age and foraging state, but not cumulative foraging activity, affect biogenic amine receptor gene expression in the honeybee mushroom bodies. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 20: e12722.

Peng, T., Pedrosa, J., Batista, J.E., Nascimento F.S. & Grüter, C. 2021. Foragers of the stingless bee Plebeia droryana inform nestmates about the direction, but not the distance to food sources. Ecological Entomology, 46: 33-40.

Wagner, T., Bachenberg, L., Glaser, S.M., Linn, M. & Grüter, C. 2021. Large body size variation is associated with low communication success in tandem running ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 75: 4.

Goy, N., Glaser, S.M. & Grüter. The adaptive value of tandem communication in ants: insights from an agent-based model. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 526: 110762.

Bucher R, Japke LM, Ünlü AG, Menzel F (2021): Interactions of ants with native and invasive lady beetles and the role of chemical cues in intraguild interference. Chemoecology, 1-12.

Sprenger PP*, Hartke J*, Schmitt T, Menzel F2, Feldmeyer B2 (2021): Candidate genes involved in cuticular hydrocarbon differentiation between cryptic, parabiotic ant species G3 Genes | Genomes | Genetics, doi:10.1093/g3journal/jkab078 (*authors contributed equally)

Sprenger PP*, Gerbes L*, Sahm J, Menzel F (2021): Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles differ between body parts: implications for communication and our understanding of CHC diffusion. Current Zoology, doi: 10.1093/cz/zoab012

Menzel F, Feldmeyer B (2021): How does climate change affect social insects? Current Opinion in Insect Science, doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2021.01.005

Houadria M, Menzel F (2021): Digging Deeper into the Ecology of Subterranean Ants: Diversity and Niche Partitioning across Two Continents. Diversity 13: 53

Negroni, M.A., Segers, F., Vogelweith F, Foitzik, S. (2020) Immune challenge reduces gut microbial diversity and triggers fertility-dependent gene expression changes in a social insect. BMC Genomics, 21:816, DOI: 10.1186/s12864-020-07191-9 (Impaktfaktor: 4,0)

Körner M, Vogelweith F, Libbrecht R, Foitzik S, Feldmeyer B, Meunier J. (2020) Offspring reverse transcriptome responses to maternal deprivation when reared with pathogens in an insect with facultative family life. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287: 20200440, DOI: 1098/rspb.2020.0440 (Impaktfaktor: 5,3)

Gstöttl C, Stoldt M, Jongepier E, Bornberg-Bauer E, Feldmeyer B, Heinze H, Foitzik S. (2020) Comparative analyses of caste, sex and developmental stage-specific transcriptomes in two Temnothorax Ecology and Evolution, 10:4193–4203, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6187 (Impaktfaktor: 2,9)

Libbrecht, R, Nadrau D., Foitzik, S. (2020) A role of histone acetylation in the regulation of circadian rhythm in ants. IScience, 23: 100846, DOI: 1016/j.isci.2020.100846 (Impaktfaktor: 5,1)

Arenas, A., Lajad, R., Peng, T., Grüter, C., Farina, W.M. 2020. Correlation between octopaminergic signaling and foraging task specialization in honeybees. Genes, Brain and Behavior, e12718.

Linn, M., Glaser, S.M., Peng, T. & Grüter, C. 2020. Octopamine and dopamine mediate dance following and information-use in honeybees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287: 20201950.

Peng, T., Schröder, M. & Grüter, C. 2020. Octopamine increases individual and collective foraging in a neotropical stingless bee. Biology Letters, 16: 20200238.

Sprenger PP*, Müsse C*, Hartke J, Feldmeyer B, Schmitt T, Gebauer G, Menzel F (2020): Dinner with the roommates: Trophic niche differentiation and competition in a mutualistic ant-ant association. Ecological Entomology 46: 562-572 (*authors contributed equally)

Hartke J, Waldvogel A-M, Sprenger PP, Schmitt T, Menzel F, Pfenninger M, Feldmeyer B (2020): Little parallelism in genomic signatures of local adaptation in two sympatric, cryptic sister species; Journal of Evolutionary Biology, doi: abs/10.1111/jeb.13742

Mestre L, Narimanov N, Menzel F, Entling M (2020): Non-consumptive effects between predators depend on the foraging mode of intraguild prey. Journal of Animal Ecology 89: 1690-1700

Houadria M, Menzel F (2020): Temporal and dietary niche is context-dependent in tropical ants. Ecological Entomology 45: 761–770

Sprenger PP, Menzel F (2020): Cuticular hydrocarbons in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and other insects: how and why they differ among individuals, colonies, and species. Myrmecological News 30: 1-26

Segers, F., Kaltenpoth, M., Foitzik, S. (2019) Abdominal microbial communities in ants depend on colony membership rather than caste and are linked to colony productivity. Ecology and Evolution, 9: 13450-13467. doi: 1002/ece3.5801 (Impaktfaktor: 2,9)

Segev, U., Foitzik, S. (2019). Ant personalities and behavioral plasticity along a climatic gradient. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 73:84 (Impaktfaktor: 2,4)

Alleman, A., Stoldt, M., Feldmeyer, B., Foitzik, S. (2019) Tandem-Running and Scouting Behavior is Characterized by Up-Regulation of Learning and Memory Formation Genes within the Ant Brain. Molecular Ecology, 28: 2342-2359. doi: 10.1111/mec.15079. (Impaktfaktor: 6,2)

Negroni, M.A., Foitzik, S., Feldmeyer, B. (2019) Long-lived Temnothorax ant queens switch from investment in immunity to antioxidant production with age. Scientific reports 9, 7270. (Impaktfaktor: 4,4)

Grevé M, Houadria M, Andersen A, Menzel F (2019): Niche differentiation in rainforest ant communities across three continents. Ecology and Evolution 9: 8601-8615

Menzel F, Morsbach S, Martens JH, Räder P, Hadjadje S, Poizat M, Abou B (2019): Communication vs. waterproofing: the physics of insect cuticular hydrocarbons. Journal of Experimental Biology 222: jeb210807

Hartke J*, Sprenger PP*, Sahm J, Winterberg H, Orivel J, Baur H, Beuerle T, Schmitt T, Feldmeyer B2, Menzel F2 (2019): Cuticular hydrocarbons as potential mediators of cryptic species divergence in a mutualistic ant association. Ecology and Evolution 9: 9160-9176

Sprenger PP, Hartke J, Feldmeyer B, Orivel J, Schmitt T, Menzel F (2019): Influence of mutualistic lifestyle, mutualistic partner, and climate on cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in parabiotic ants. Journal of Chemical Ecology 45: 741-754.

Hartke J, Schell T, Jongepier E, Schmidt H, Sprenger PP, Paule J, Bornberg-Bauer E, Schmitt T, Menzel F, Pfenninger M, Feldmeyer B (2019): Hybrid genome assembly of a neotropical mutualistic ant. Genome Biology and Evolution, 11: 2306-2311.

Kaur, R., Stoldt, M., Jongepier E., Feldmeyer, B, Menzel, F., Bornberg-Baur, E., Foitzik, S. (2019). Ant behaviour and brain gene expression of defending hosts depend on the ecological success of the intruding social parasite. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: 374: 1769. (Impaktfaktor: 6,2)

Kohlmeier, P., Alleman, A., Libbrecht, R., Foitzik S.* Feldmeyer, B.*, (2019) Gene expression is more strongly associated with behavioural specialization than with age or fertility in ant workers. Molecular Ecology, 28: 658-670,
*shared last author (Impaktfaktor: 6,2)

Beros, S., Enders, C., Menzel, F., Foitzik, S. (2019) Parasitism and queen presence interactively shape worker behaviour and fertility in an ant host. Animal Behavior 148: 63-70, (Impaktfaktor: 2,8)

Peng, T., Segers, F.H.I.D., Nascimento, F.S. & Grüter, C. 2019. Resource profitability, but not caffeine affects individual and collective foraging in the stingless bee Plebeia droryana. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222: jeb195503.

Baudier, K., Ostwald, M., Grüter, C., Segers, F., Roubik, D., Pavlic, T., Pratt, S. & Fewell, J. 2019. Changing of the guard: mixed specialization and flexibility in nest defense (Tetragonisca angustula). Behavioral Ecology, 30: 1041-1049.

Mateus, S., Ferreira-Caliman, M., Menezes, C. & Grüter, C. 2019. Beyond temporal-polyethism: division of labor in the eusocial bee Melipona marginata. Insectes Sociaux, 66: 317-328.

Grüter, C. & Czaczkes, T. J. 2019. Communication in social insects and how it is shaped by experience. Animal Behaviour, 151: 207-215.

I’Anson Price, R., Dulex, N., Vial, N., Vincent, C. & Grüter, C. 2019. Honeybees forage more successfully without the "dance language" in challenging environments. Science Advances, 5: eaat0450.

Grüter C. 2018. Repeated switches from cooperative to selfish worker oviposition during stingless bee evolution. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 31:1843-1851.

Grüter, C., Jongepier, E., Foitzik, S. (2018) Insect societies fight back: the evolution of defensive traits against social parasites. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 373: 20170200.

Sprenger PP, Burkert LH, Abou B, Federle W, Menzel F. 2018. Coping with the climate: Cuticular hydrocarbon acclimation of ants under constant and fluctuating conditions. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221, jeb171488.

Glaser S, Grüter C. 2018. Ants (Temnothorax nylanderi) adjust tandem running when food source distance exposes them to greater risks. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 72: 40.

Grüter C, Wüst M, Cipriano AP, Nascimento FS. 2018. Tandem recruitment and foraging in the ponerine ant Pachycondyla harpax (Fabricius). Neotropical Entomology, 47:742749.

Kohlmeier, P., Feldmeyer, B.*, Foitzik S.* (2018) Vitellogenin-like A - associated shifts in social cue responsiveness regulate behavioral task specialization in an ant. Plos Biology, 16(6): e2005747. (*shared last author)

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 2018. Covariation and phenotypic integration in chemical communication displays: biosynthetic constraints and eco-evolutionary implications. New Phytologist, 220:739-749.

Libbrecht R, Oxley PR & Kronauer DJC. 2018. Clonal raider ant brain transcriptomics identifies candidate molecular mechanisms for reproductive division of labor. BMC Biology, 16:89.

Chandra V, Fetter-Pruneda I, Oxley PR, Ritger A, McKenzie S, Libbrecht R & Kronauer DJC. 2018. Social regulation of insulin signaling and the evolution of eusociality in ants. Science, 361: 398-402

Van Meyel, S., Körner, M., Meunier, J. 2018. Social immunity: why we should study its nature, evolution and functions across all social systems. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 28, 1-7

Sprenger PP, Burkert LH, Abou B, Federle W, Menzel F (2018): Coping with the climate: Cuticular hydrocarbon acclimation of ants under constant and fluctuating conditions. Journal of Experimental Biology, doi: 10.1242/jeb.171488

Körner M., Foitzik S., Meunier J. 2018. Extended winters entail long-term costs for insect offspring reared in an overwinter burrow. Journal of Thermal Biology, 74: 116-122.

Alleman, A., Feldmeyer, B., Foitzik, S. (2018) Comparative analyses of co-evolving host-parasite associations reveal unique gene expression patterns underlying slavemaker raiding and host defensive phenotypes. Scientific Reports 8: 1951

Menzel F, Schmitt T, Blaimer B. 2017. The evolution of a complex trait: cuticular hydrocarbons in ants evolve independent from phylogenetic constraints. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30(7):1372-1385.

Grüter C*, Segers F*, Menezes C, Vollet-Neto A, Falcon T, von Zuben L, Bitondi M, Nascimento F and Almeida E. 2017. Repeated evolution of soldier sub-castes suggests parasitism drives social complexity in stingless bees. Nature Communications, 8: 4. (*contributed equally)

Segers F, Kešnerová L, Kosoy M and Engel P. 2017. Genomic changes associated with the evolutionary transition of an insect gut commensal into a blood-borne pathogen. The ISME Journal, 11(5):1232-1244.

Edenhofer S, Tomforde S, Fischer D, Hähner J, Menzel F and von Mammen S. 2017. Decentralised trust-management inspired by ant pheromones. International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 7: 46-55.

Sauthier R, I'Anson Price R and Grüter C. 2017. Worker size in honeybees and its relationship with season and foraging distance. Apidologie, 48: 234246.

Grüter C, Segers F, Santos L, Hammel B, Zimmermann U and Nascimento F. 2017. Enemy recognition is linked to soldier size in a polymorphic stingless bee. Biology Letters, 13: 20170511.

Bott RA, Baumgartner W, Bräunig P, Menzel F, Joel A-C. 2017. Adhesion enhancement of structural capture threads by epicuticular waxes of the insect prey sheds new light on spider web evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20170363.

Vogelweith F, Thiery D. 2017. Cover crop differentially affects arthropods, but not diseases occurring on grape leaves in vineyards. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 23:  426-431.

Feldmeyer, B., Elsner, D. Alleman, A., Foitzik S. (2017) Species-specific genes under selection characterize the co-evolution of slavemaker and host lifestyles. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17:237

Weitekamp CA, Libbrecht R and Keller L. 2017. Genetics and evolution of social behavior in insects. Annual Review of Genetics, 51: 219-239.

Beros, S. Foitzik, S., Menzel, F. (2017) What are the Mechanisms Behind a Parasite-Induced Declin,e in Nestmate Recognition in Ants? Journal of Chemical Ecology, 43(9):869-880.

Vogelweith, F., Foitzik, S., Meunier, J. 2017. Age, sex, mating status, but not social isolation interact to shape basal immunity in a group-living insect. Journal of Insect Physiology, 103: 64-70.

Körner M, Vogelweith F, Foitzik S, Meunier J. 2017. Condition-dependent trade-off between weapon size and immunity in males of the European Earwig. Scientific Reports, 7 (1): 7988.

Kramer J, Körner M, Diehl J, Scheiner C, Yüksel-Dadak A, Christl T, Kohlmeier P, Meunier J. 2017. When earwig mothers do not care to share: parent-offspring competition and the evolution of family life. Functional Ecology, 31: 2098-2107.

Segev U, Burkert L, Feldmeyer B, Foitzik, S. 2017. Pace-of-life in a social insect: behavioral syndromes in ants shift along a climatic gradient. Behavioral Ecology, 28: 1149–1159.

Vogelweith F, Körner M, Foitzik S und Meunier J. 2017. Age, pathogen exposure, but not maternal care shape offspring immunity in an insect with facultative family life. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17: 69.

Kohlmeier P., Negroni MA, Kever M., Emmling S., Stypa H., Feldmeyer B., Foitzik S. 2017. Intrinsic worker mortality depends on behavioural caste and the queens' presence in a social insect. The Science of Nature, 104: 34.

Kleeberg I, Menzel F and Foitzik S. 2017. The influence of slavemaking lifestyle, caste and sex on chemical profiles in Temnothorax ants: Insights into the evolution of cuticular hydrocarbons. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20162249.

Menzel F, Blaimer BB and Schmitt T. 2017. How do cuticular hydrocarbons evolve? Physiological and climatic constraints on a complex functional trait in insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20161727.

Salas-Lopez A, Houadria M, Menzel F and Orivel J. 2017. Ant-mediated ecosystem processes are driven by trophic community structure but mainly by the environment. Oecologia, 183: 249-261.

Houadria M, Menzel F. 2017. What determines the importance of a species for ecosystem processes? Insights from tropical ant assemblages. Oecologia, 184(4):885-899.

Wüst M, Menzel F. I smell where you walked - how chemical cues influence movement decisions in ants. Oikos, 126: 149-160.

Menzel F, Radke R, Foitzik S. 2016. Odor diversity decreases with inbreeding in the ant Hypoponera opacior. Evolution, 70: 2573-2582.

Körner M, Diehl JMC and Meunier J. 2016. Growing up with feces: benefits of allo-coprophagy in families of the European earwig. Behavioral Ecology, 27: 1775-1781.

Ratz T, Kramer J, Veuille M and Meunier J. 2016. The population determines whether and how life-history traits vary between reproductive events in an insect with maternal care. Oecologia, 182: 443-452.

I'Anson Price R, Grüter C, Hughes WOH and Evison, S.E.F.2016. Symmetry breaking in mass-recruiting ants: extent of foraging biases depends on resource quality. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70: 1813.

Binz H, Kraft E, Entling M and Menzel F. 2016. Behavioral response of a generalist predator to chemotactile cues of two taxonomically distinct prey species. Chemoecology, 26: 153-162.

Kohlmeier P, Holländer K and Meunier J. 2016. Survival after pathogen exposure in group-living insects: don't forget the stress of social isolation! Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29: 1867-1872.

Ellwood MDFE, Blüthgen N, Fayle TM, Foster WA and Menzel F. 2016. Competition can lead to unexpected patterns in tropical ant communities. Acta Oecologica, 75: 24-34.

Pasquier G. and Grüter C. 2016. Individual learning and exploration are linked to colony foraging success in a mass-recruiting ant. Behavioral Ecology, 27: 1702-1709.

Grüter C, von Zuben L, Segers FHID, Cunningham P. 2016. Warfare in stingless bees. Insectes Sociaux, 63: 223-236.

Kramer J and Meunier J. 2016. Kin and multilevel selection in social evolution: a never-ending controversy? F1000 Research, 5: 776.

Metzler D, Jordan F, Pamminger T, Foitzik S. 2016. The influence of space and time on the evolution of altruistic defense: the case of ant slave rebellion. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29: 874-86.

Leonhardt SD*, Menzel F*, Nehring V*, Schmitt T. 2016. Ecology and evolution of communication in social insects. Cell (*all three authors contributed equally), 164: 1277-1287.

Negroni M, Jongepier E, Feldmeyer B, Kramer BH, Foitzik S. 2016. Life History Evolution in social insects: a female perspective. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 16: 51–57.

Segers FHID, Von Zuben LG, Grüter C (2016) Local differences in parasitism and competition shape defensive investment in a polymorphic eusocial bee. Ecology, 97, 417-426.

Hammel B, Vollet-Neto A, Menezes C, Nascimento FS, Engels W, Grüter C (2016) Soldiers in a stingless bee: work rate and task repertoire suggest guards are an elite force. The American Naturalist, 187, 120-129.

Grüter, C. & Keller, L. (2016) Inter-caste communication in social insects. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 38, 6-11.

Kramer J, Klauke N, Bauer M, Schaefer HM (2016) No evidence for enforced alloparental care in a cooperatively breeding parrot. Ethology, 122, 389-398.

Kramer J and Meunier J (2016) Maternal condition determines offspring behavior towards family members in the European earwig. Behavioral Ecology, 27, 494-500.

Houadria M, Blüthgen N, Salas-Lopez A, Schmitt MI, Arndt J, Schneider E, Orivel J, Menzel F (2016): The relation between circadian asynchrony, functional redundancy and trophic performance in tropical ant communities. Ecology 97: 225-235

Jongepier E, Foitzik S. 2016 Ant recognition cue diversity is higher in the presence of slavemaker ants. Behavioural Ecology, 27: 304-311.

Kleeberg I & Foitzik S. 2016 The placid slavemaker: avoiding detection and conflict as an alternative, peaceful raiding strategy. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70: 27-39.

Feldmeyer, B, Mazur J, Beros S, Lerp H, Binder H, Foitzik S. 2016 Gene expression patterns underlying parasite-induced alterations in host behaviour and life history. Molecular Ecology, 25: 648-660.

Jongepier E, Foitzik S. 2016 Fitness Costs of Worker Specialisation for Ant Societies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283: 1822.

Thesing J*, Kramer J*, Koch LK and Meunier J (2015) Short-term benefits, but transgenerational costs of maternal loss in an insect with facultative maternal care. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 282: 20151617. (* Authors contributed equally to the work)

L'Anson Price R and Grüter C (2015) Why, when and where did honey bee dance communication evolve? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 3: 125.

Kramer J, Thesing J and Meunier J (2015) Negative association between parental care and sibling cooperation in earwigs: a new perspective on the early evolution of family life? Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 28, 1299–1308.

Beros S, Jongepier E, Hagemeier F and Foitzik S. 2015 The parasite’s long arm: A tapeworm parasite induces behavioural changes in uninfected group members of its social host. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282: 1819.

Jongepier E, Kleeberg I, Foitzik S. The ecological success of a social parasite increases w
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Kohlmeier P, Dreyer H and Meunier J. (2015) PO-CALC: A novel tool to correct common inconsistencies in the measurement of phenoloxidase activities. Journal of Insect Physiology 75:80-84.

Diehl J, Körner M, Pietsch M and Meunier J (2015). Feces production as a form of social immunity in an insect with facultative maternal care. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15, 40.

Kleeberg I, Jongepier E, Job S and Foitzik S. (2015) Geographic variation in social parasite pressure predicts intra- but not interspecific aggressive responses in hosts of a slavemaking ant. Ethology.

Kölliker M, Boos S, Wong JWY, Röllin L, Stucki D, Raveh S, Wu M and Meunier J (2015). Parent-offspring conflict and the genetic trade-offs shaping parental investment. Nature Communications 6, 6850.

Bucher R, Menzel F and Entling MH. (2015) Risk of spider predation alters food web structure and reduces local herbivory in the field. Oecologia. 178:571-577.

Patel S, Schell T, Eifert C, Feldmeyer B and Pfenninger M (2015) Characterising a hybrid zone between a cryptic species pair of freshwater snails. Molecular Ecology 24(3): 643-55.

Meunier J. (2015) Social immunity and the evolution of group living in insects. Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society B 370, 20140102.

Sandrin L, Meunier J, Raveh S, Walser JC & Kölliker M. (2015) Multiple paternity and mating group size in the European earwig, Forficula auricularia. Ecological Entomology 40(2), 159-166.

Houadria M, Salas-Lopez A, Orivel J, Blüthgen N and Menzel F. (2015) Dietary and temporal niche differentiation in species-rich assemblages - can they explain local tropical ant coexistence? Biotropica 47: 208-217.

Patel S., Schell T., Eifert C., Feldmeyer B. and M. Pfenninger (2015). Characterizing a hybrid zone between a cryptic species pair of freshwater snails. Molecular Ecology 24: 643-655.
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Merker S., Thomas S., Völker E., Perwitasari-Farajallah D., Feldmeyer B., Streit B. and M. Pfenninger (2014). Control region length dynamics potentially drives amino acid evolution in tarsier mitochondrial genomes. Journal of Molecular Evolution 79: 40-51.
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Pamminger T, Foitzik S, Metzler D &Pennings PS. (2014) Oh sister, where art thou? Spatial population structure and the evolution of an altruistic defence trait. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27 (11): 2443-2456.

Wong J*, Meunier J*, Lucas C & Kölliker M. "Paternal signature in kin recognition cues of a social insect: Concealed in juveniles, revealed in adults". Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281(1793): 20141236. * equal contribution to the work

Jongepier, E., Kleeberg, I., Job S. & Foitzik, S. Collective defense portfolios of ant hosts shift with social parasite pressure. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282 (1801): 20140225.

Bucher R., Binz H., Menzel F. and Entling MH. Spider cues stimulate feeding, weight gain and survival of crickets. Ecological Entomology 39 (6): 667-673.

Koch L K and Meunier J (2014) Mother and offspring fitness in an insect with maternal care: phenotypic trade-offs between egg number, egg mass and egg care. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14:125.

Weiss C, Kramer J, Holländer K and Meunier J (2014) Influences of relatedness, food deprivation and sex on adult behaviors in the group-living insect Forficula auricularia. Ethology, 120: 923-932.

Kleeberg I, Pamminger T, Jongepier E, Papenhagen M and Foitzik S (2014) Forewarned is forearmed: Aggression and Information use determine fitness costs of slave raids. Behavioral Ecology, 25 (5): 1058-1063.

Boos S, Meunier J, Pichon S and Kölliker M (2014) Maternal care provides anti-fungal protection to eggs in the European earwig. Behavioral Ecology, 25(4): 754-761.

Kühbandner S, Modlmeier A., Foitzik S. 2014. Age and ovarian development are related to worker personality and task allocation in the ant Leptothorax acervorum. Current Zoology 60: 392-400.

Binz H, Foitzik S, Staab F, Menzel F (2014): The chemistry of competition: Exploitation of heterospecific cues depends on the dominance rank in the community. Animal Behaviour 94: 45-53

Binz H, Bucher R, Entling MH & Menzel F (2014): Knowing the risk: Crickets distinguish between spider predators of different size and commonness. Ethology 120: 99-110

Schönhofer, A.; Buchholz, S. (2014) Beitrag zur Weberknechtfauna (Opiliones) Westfalens. Natur und Heimat, 74 (2): 33-38.

Moradmand, M., Schönhofer, A.L., Jäger, P. (2014) Molecular phylogeny of the spider family Sparassidae with focus on the genus Eusparassus and notes on the RTA-clade and ‘Laterigradae’. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 74: 48-65.

Menzel F, Kriesell H, Witte V. (2014) Parabiotic ants: the costs and benefits of symbiosis. Ecological Entomology 39: 436-444.

Bucher R, Binz H, Menzel F & Entling MH. (2014) Effects of spider chemotactile cues on arthropod behavior. Journal of Insect Behaviour 24: 567-580.

Falk, J. Wong, JWY., Kölliker, M. and Meunier, J. (2014) Sibling cooperation in earwig families provides insights into the early evolution of social life. The American Naturalist 183(4), 547-557

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.

Seifert, B., Kleeberg I., Feldmeyer, B., Pamminger, T., Jongepier, E. Foitzik, S. (2014) Temnothorax pilagens sp. n. – a new slave-making species of the tri
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Pamminger, T., Foitzik, S., Kaufmann, K., Schützler, N. and Menzel, F. (2014) Worker personality and its association with spatially structured division of labor. Plos One 9, e79616.

Kramer, B., Scharf, I., Foitzik S. (2014) The role of per-capita productivity in the evolution of small colony sizes in ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68: 41-53.

Feldmeyer, B, Elsner D., Foitzik, S. (2014). Gene expression patterns associated with caste and reproductive status in ants: worker-specific genes are more derived than queen-specific ones. Molecular Ecology, 23: 151-161. Featured in News and Views Article by S. Sumner: The importance of genomic novelty in social evolution. Molecular Ecology, 23: 26-28.

Kramer, B., Scharf, I., Foitzik S. (2014). The role of per-capita productivity in the evolution of small colony sizes in ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68: 41-53.

Meunier J., Kölliker M. (2013) Inbreeding depression in an insect with maternal care: influences of family interactions, life-stage and offspring sex. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26(10): 2209-20.

Binz H, Bucher R, Entling MH, Menzel F (2013) Knowing the risk: wood crickets differentiate between spider predators of different size and commonness. Ethology 119 1-12.

Kureck, I., Nicolai, B., Foitzik, S. (2013) Selection for early emergence, longevity and large body size in wingless, sib-mating ant males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67: 1369-1377.

Pohl, S., Foitzik, S. (2013) Parasite scouting and host defence behaviours are influenced by colony size in the slave-making ant Protomognathus americanus. Insectes Sociaux,60: 293-301.

Schmidt H., Greshake B., Feldmeyer B., Hankeln T., M. Pfenninger (2013). Genomic basis of ecological niche divergence among cryptic sister species of non-biting midges. BMC Genomics 14:384.

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

Kureck, I., Nicolai, B., Foitzik, S. (2013) Similar performance of diploid and haploid males in an ant species without inbreeding avoidance. Ethology, 119(5), 360-367.

Wong JWY, Meunier J and Kölliker M. (2013) The evolution of parental care in insects: The roles of ecology, life history and the social environment. Ecological entomology, 38(2), 123-137.

Modlmeier, A.P., Foitzik S., Scharf, I. (2013) Starvation endurance of Temnothorax ants depends on group size, body size and access to larvae. Physiological Entomology, 38(1) 89-94.

Pamminger, T., Leingärtner A., Achenbach A., Kleeberg I., Pennings P.S., Foitzik S. (2013) Geographic distribution of the anti-parasite trait “slave rebellion. Evolutionary Ecology, 27: 39-49.

Meunier J and Kölliker M (2012) Parental antagonism and parent-offspring co-adaptation interact to shape family life. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: biological Sciences 279, 3981-3988

Meunier J and Kölliker M (2012) When it is costly to have a caring mother: food limitation erases the benefits of parental care in earwigs. Biology letters 8(4), 547-550

Meunier J, Wong JWY, Gomez Y, Kuttler S, Röllin L, Stucki D and Kölliker M (2012) One clutch or two clutches? Fitness correlates of coexisting alternative female life-histories in the European earwig. Evolutionary Ecology 26(3), 669-682

Merker S., D. Boucsein, B. Feldmeyer, D. Perwitasari-Farajallah, B. Streit (2012). Novel tetra- and pentanucleotide microsatellite markers allow for multiplexed genotyping of Sulawesi tarsiers (Tarsius spp.). Conservation Genetics Resources 4 (2): 343-345.

Menzel F, Staab M, Chung AYC, Gebauer G, Blüthgen N (2012): Trophic ecology of parabiotic ants: Do the partners have similar food niches? Austral Ecology 37: 537-546

Kureck, I. M., Jongepier E. Nicolai, B., Foitzik, S. 2012 No inbreeding depression but increased sexual investment in highly inbred ant colonies. Molecular Ecology 22:5613-5623.

Scharf, I, Modlmeier, A.P., Beros, S., Foitzik S. 2012 Ant societies buffer individual-level effects of parasite infections. American Naturalist, 180: 671-683.

Modlmeier, A.P., Pamminger, T, Foitzik S., Scharf, S. Cold resistance depends on acclimation and behavioral caste in a temperate ant. Naturwissenschaften, 10: 811-819.

Pamminger, T, Modlmeier, A.P., Suette S., Foitzik S. Raiders from the sky: slavemaker founding queens select for aggressive host colonies. Biology Letters, 8: 748-750.

Steinmeyer, C, Pennings, P.S., Foitzik, S. Multicolonial population structure and nestmate recognition in an extremely dense population of the European ant Lasius flavus. Insectes Sociaux, 59: 499-510.

Konrad, M., Pamminger, T, Foitzik S. 2012. Two pathways ensuring social harmony. Naturwissenschaften, 99:627–636.8.

Modlmeier, A.P., Liebmann, J.A., Foitzik S. 2012. Diverse societies are more productive: a lesson from ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 2142-2150.9.

Scharf, I, Modlmeier, A., Fries, S, Tirard C, Foitzik S. 2012. Characterizing the collective personality of ant societies: Aggressive colonies do not abandon their home. Plos One 7: e33314. 10.

Scharf, I, Ovadia, O., Foitzik S. 2012. The advantage of alternative tactics of prey and predators depends on the spatial pattern of prey and social interactions among predators. Population Ecology 54: 187-196.

Mas F, Meunier J and Kölliker M (2011) A new function of hydrocarbons in insect communication: maternal care and offspring signalling in the European earwig. Chimia 65:9, 744

Meunier J (2011) Can multiple pathways mediate the influence of queen number on nestmate discrimination in ants? Communicative and Integrative Biology 4(5), 609-611

Meunier J, Delémont O and Lucas C (2011) Recognition in ants: social origin matters. PLoS ONE 6(5): e19347

Darrouzet E, Meunier J, Bagnères AG & Schatz B (2011) Le génie des insectes sociaux. In "Le génie de la nature" (Book chapter - in French), ISBN 978-2914817769, Editions Biotope, p 86- 111.

Meunier J*, Fingueiredo Pinto S*, Burri R and Roulin A (2011) Eumelanin-based coloration and fitness parameters in birds: a meta-analysis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65, 559-567 *Authors contributed equally to the work

Meunier J, Reber A and Chapuisat M (2011) Queen acceptance in a socially polymorphic ant. Animal Behaviour 81, 163-168

Feldmeyer B., C.W. Wheat, N. Krezdorn, B. Rotter, M. Pfenninger (2011). Short read Illumina data for thede novo assembly of a non-model snail species transcriptome (Radix balthica, Basommatophora, Pulmonata), and a comparison of assembler performance. BMC Genomics 12:317.

Pfenninger M., M. Sa
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Menzel F, Schmitt T (2011): Tolerance requires the right smell: first evidence for interspecific selection on chemical recognition cues. Evolution 66-3: 896-904Lang C, Menzel F (2011): Lasius niger ants discriminate aphids based on their cuticular hydrocarbons. Animal Behaviour 82: 1245-1254

Foitzik, S, Rüger, M., Kureck, I. Metzler, D. Macro- and microgeographic genetic structure in an ant species with alternative reproductive tactics in sexuals. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 2721-2730.

Menzel F, Schmitt T (2011): Tolerance requires the right smell: first evidence for interspecific selection on chemical recognition cues. Evolution, doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01489.x

Lang C, Menzel F (2011): Lasius niger ants discriminate aphids based on their cuticular hydrocarbons. Animal Behaviour, doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.08.020

Pohl, S., Witte, V., Foitzik, S. 2011. Division of labor and slave raid initiation in slave-making ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65: 2029-2036.

Modlmeier, A. P., Foitzik, S. 2011 Productivity increases with variation in aggression among group members in Temnothorax ants. Behavioral Ecology. 22: 1026-1032 .

Scharf, I., Pamminger, T., Foitzik, S. 2011 Differential response of ant colonies to intruders: attack strategies correlate with potential threat. Ethology, 117: 731-739.

Kureck, I. M., Neumann A. and S. Foitzik 2011. Wingless ant males adjust mate-guarding behaviour to the competitive situation in the nest. Animal Behaviour, 82: 339-346.

Scharf, I., Bauer, S., Fischer-Blass, B, Foitzik, S. 2011 Impact of a social parasite on ant host populations depends on host species, habitat and year. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 103: 559-570.

Pamminger, T., Scharf, I., Pennings, P., Foitzik, S. 2011. Increased host aggression as an induced defence against slavemaking ants. Behavioural Ecology, 22: 255-260.

Scharf, I., Fischer-Blass, B, Foitzik, S. 2011 Spatial structure and nest demography reveal the influence of competition, parasitism and habitat quality on slavemaking ants and their hosts. BMC Ecology 2011, 11:9.

Pamminger, T., Scharf, I., Pennings, P., Foitzik, S. 2011. Increased host aggression as an induced defence against slavemaking ants. Behavioural Ecology, 22: 255-260.

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Foitzik, S., Fröba, J. Rüger, M.H., Witte, V. 2011. Competition over workers: Fertility signalling in wingless queens of Hypoponera opacior. Insectes Sociaux, 58: 271-287.

Pennings, P., Achenbach, A., Foitzik, S. 2011. Similar evolutionary potentials in an obligate ant parasite and its two host species. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24: 871-886.

Pohl, S., Foitzik, S. 2011 Slave-making ants prefer larger, better defended host colonies. Animal Behaviour, 81: 61-68.

Masclaux F, Hammond R, Meunier J, Gouhier-Darimont C, Keller L and Reymond P (2010) Competitive ability not kinship affects growth of Arabidopsis thaliana accessions. New Phytologist 185(1), 322-331

Meunier J, Delaplace L and Chapuisat M (2010) Reproductive conflicts and egg discrimination in a socially polymorphic ant. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64(10), 1655-1663

Reber A, Meunier J and Chapuisat M (2010) Flexible colony founding strategies in a socially polymorphic ant. Animal Behaviour 78, 467-472

Pen I., T. Uller, B. Feldmeyer, A. Harts, G.M. While, E. Wapstra (2010). Climate-driven population divergence in sex-determining systems. Nature 468: 436-438.

Feldmeyer B., K. Hoffmeier, M. Pfenninger (2010). The complete mitochondrial genome of Radix balthica(Pulmonata, Basommatophora), obtained by low coverage shot gun next generation sequencing. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57: 1329-1333.

Feldmeyer B., I. Pen, L.W. Beukeboom (2010). A microsatellite marker linkage map of the housefly,Musca domestica: evidence for male recombination. Insect Molecular Biology 19 (4): 575-581

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

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

Menzel F, Blüthgen N (2010): Parabiotic associations between tropical ants: equal partnership or parasitic exploitation? Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 71-81

Foitzik, S, Kureck, I., Rüger, M., Metzler, D. 2010. Alternative reproductive tactics and the influence of local competition on sex allocation in the ant Hypoponera opacior. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64:1641–1654.

Achenbach, A., Witte, V., Foitzik, S. 2010 Brood exchange experiments and chemical analyses shed light on slave rebellion in ants. Behavioral Ecology, 21: 948 - 956.

Bauer, S., Böhm, M., Witte V., Foitzik, S. 2010. An ant social parasite in-between two chemical disparate host species. Evolutionary Ecology, 24: 317–332.