Publications

2019

Seibold, S., Gossner, M.M., Simons, N.K. , Blüthgen, N., Müller, J., Ambarli, D., Ammer, C., Bauhus, J., Fischer, M., Habel, J.C., Linsenmair, K.E., Nauss, T., Penone, C., Prati, D., Schall, P., Schulze, E.-D., Vogt, J., Wöllauer, S. & Weisser W.W. (2019): Arthropod decline in grasslands and forests is associated with landscape-level drivers. Nature. 574:671–674. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1684-3 

Vogt, J., Klaus V.H., Both S., Fürstenau C., Gockel S., Gossner M.M., Heinze J., Hemp A., Hölzel N., Jung K., Till K., Lauterbach R., Lorenzen K., Ostrowski A., Otto N., Prati D., Renner S., Schumacher U., Seibold S., Simons N.K., Steitz I., Teuscher M., Thiele J., Weithmann S., Wells K., Wiesner K., Ayasse M., Blüthgen N., Fischer M., Weisser W.W. (2019). Eleven years’ data of grassland management data in Germany. Biodiversity Data Journal. 7: e36387. doi:10.3897/BDJ.7.e36387

Neff F., Blüthgen N., Chisté, M.N.Simons N.K., Steckel J., Weisser W.W., Westphal C., Pellissier, L., Gossner M.M. (2019). Cross-scale effects of land use on the functional composition of herbivorous insect communities. Landscape Ecology, doi:10.1007/s10980-019-00872-1


Wehner K., Renker C., Brückner A., Simons N.K., Weisser W.W., Blüthgen N. (2019): Land‐use in Europe affects land snail assemblages directly and indirectly by modulating abiotic and biotic drivers, Ecosphere. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2726

Heinze J., Simons N.K., Seibold S., Wacker A., Weithoff G., Gossner M.M., Prati D., Bezemer T.M., Joshi J. (2019). The relative importance of plant-soil feedbacks for plant-species performance increases with decreasing intensity of herbivory, Oecologia. 190(3):651–664. doi:10.1007/s00442-019-04442-9

Lizon à l'Allemand S., Brückner A., Hashim R., Witte V.*, von Beeren C.* (2019). Competition as possible driver of dietary specialisation in the mushroom harvesting ant Euprenolepis procera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).  Myrmecological News, 29: 71-91 *contributed equally

Hoenle P., Blüthgen N., Brückner A., Kronauer D.J.C., Fiala B., Donoso D., Smith M.A., Ospina Jara B., von Beeren C. (2019).  Species-level predation network uncovers high prey specificity in a Neotropical army ant community. Molecular Ecology, 28: 2423-2440​

 

 

2018

Brückner A, Hoenle P, von Beeren C (2018). Comparative chemical analysis of army ant mandibular gland volatiles (Formicidae: Dorylinae). PeerJ  6:e5319; DOI 10.7717/peerj.5319

O ’ Donnell S, Bulova S, Barrett M,  von Beeren C (2018). Brain investment under colony-level selection: soldier specialization in Eciton army ants (Formicidae: Dorylinae). BMC Zoology, 3:3

Frank K, Krell FT, Walter P, Slade EM, Raine EH, Chiew LY, Vairappan CS, Schmitt T, Blüthgen N (2018) Global dung webs: high trophic generalism of dung beetles along the latitudinal diversity gradient. Ecology Letters ​DOI: 10.1111/ele.13095

Wehner, K., Heethoff, M., Brückner, A. (2018). Seasonal fluctuation of oribatid mite communities in forest microhabitats. PeerJ, accepted.
 

Heethoff, M. (2018). Cryptic species - conceptual or terminological chaos? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 33: 310.
 

Ströbel, B., Schmelzle, S., Blüthgen, N., Heethoff, M. (2018). An automated device for the digitization and 3D modeling of insects, combining extended-depth-of-field and all-side multi-view imaging. ZooKeys 759: 1-27.

Tschulakow AV, Oltrup T, Bende T, Schmelzle S, Schraermeyer​ U (2018) The anatomy of the foveola reinvestigated. PeerJ 6: e4482. doi:10.7717/peerj.4482

Câmara T, Leal I, Blüthgen N, Oliveira FM, de Queiroz R, Arnan X (2018) Effects of chronic anthropogenic disturbance and rainfall on the specialization of ant-plant mutualistic networks in the Caatinga, a Brazilian dry forest. Journal of Animal Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12820

 

Brückner A, Schuster R, Smit T, Heethoff M (2018) Imprinted or innate food preferences in the model mite Archegozetes longisetosus (Actinotrichida, Oribatida, Trhypochthoniidae). Soil Organisms 90: 23-26

Wehner K, Heethoff M, Brückner A (2018) Sex ratios of oribatid mites differ among microhabitats. Soil Organisms 90: 13-22

 

Brückner A, Schuster R, Wehner K, Heethoff M (2018) Effects of nutritional quality on the reproductive biology of Archegozetes longisetosus (Actinotrichida, Oribatida, Trhypochthoniidae). Soil Organisms 90: 1-12

von Beeren C, Brückner A, Maruyama M, Burke G, Wieschollek J, Kronauer JC (2018). Chemical and behavioral integration of army ant-associated rove beetles -  a comparison between specialists and generalists. Frontiers in Zoology 15:8.

Brückner A, Heethoff M (2018) Nutritional effects on chemical defense alter predator-prey dynamics. Chemoecology 28: 1-9.

Bergmann P, Laumann M, Norton RA, Heethoff M (2018) Cytological evidence for automictic thelytoky in parthenogenetic oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida): Synaptonemal complexes confirm meiosis in Archegozetes longisetosus. Acarologia 58: 342-356.

Brückner A, Schuster R, Smit T, Pollierer MM, Schäffler I, Heethoff M (2018) Track the snack - olfactory cues shape foraging behaviour of decomposing soil mites (Oribatida). Pedobiologia 66: 74-80

Happe A-K, Riesch F, Rösch V, Gallé R, Tscharntke T & Batáry P (2018) Small-scale agricultural landscapes and organic management support wild bee communities of cereal field boundaries. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 254: 92-98

Chisté MN, Mody K, Kunz G, Gunczy J, Blüthgen N (2018) Intensive land use drives small-scale homogenization of plant- and leafhopper communities and promotes generalists. Oecologia 186: 529-540

​2017

Lösel P, Heuveline V, Jerome NT, Kopmann A, van de Kamp T, Schmelzle S, Heethoff M (2017) Biomedisa: The Biomedical Image Segmentation App. 3rd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures Lund, Sweden, ICTMS2017-106-3.

Schmelzle S, Heethoff M, ... van de Kamp T (2017) The NOVA project: maximizing beam time efficiency through synergistic analyses of SRμCT data", Proc. SPIE 10391, Developments in X-Ray Tomography XI, 103910P-1.

Dormann CF, Blüthgen N (2017) Food webs versus interaction networks: principles, pitfalls and perspectives. In: Moore JC, de Ruiter PC, McCann KS, Wolters V (eds) Adaptive food webs: stability and transitions of real and model ecosystems, Cambridge University Press.

Frank K, Brückner A, Hilpert A, Heethoff M, Blüthgen N (2017) Nutrient quality of vertebrate dung as a diet for dung beetles. Scientific Reports 7: 12141

Mangels J, Fiedler K, Schneider FD, Blüthgen N (2017) Diversity and trait composition of moths respond to land-use intensification in grasslands: generalists replace specialists. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 3385-3405

Staab M, Fornoff F, Klein AM, Blüthgen N (2017) Ants at plant wounds – a little-known trophic interaction with evolutionary implications for ant-plant interactions. American Naturalist 190: 442-450

Brückner A, Klompen H, Bruce AI, Hashim R, von Beeren C (2017). Infection of army ant pupae by two new parasitoid mite species (Mesostigmata: Uropodina). PeerJ 5: e3870

Brückner A, Hilpert A, Heethoff M (2017). Biomarker function and nutritional stoichiometry of neutral lipid fatty acids and amino acids in oribatid mites. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 115: 35-43.

Rosumek, FB, Brückner A, Blüthgen N, Menzel F, Heethoff M (2017). Patterns and dynamics of neutral lipid fatty acids in ants - implications for ecological studies. Frontiers in Zoology 14:36.

Tishechkin AKT, Kronauer DJC, von Beeren C (2017). Taxonomic review and natural history notes of the army ant-associated beetle genus Ecclisister Reichensperger (Histeridae: Haeteriinae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 71: 279-288

Mody K, Collatz J, Bucharova A, Dorn S (2017) Crop cultivar affects performance of herbivore enemies and may trigger enhanced pest control by coaction of different parasitoid species. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 245: 74-82

Eisenhauer N, ... , Heethoff M, ... Powell JR (2017) Priorities for research in soil ecology. Pedobiologia 63: 1-7

Knuff A, Obermaier E, Mody K (2017) Differential susceptibility and suitability of domestic and wild apple species for a florivorous weevil and its parasitoids. Journal of Applied Entomology 141: 285-299

Brückner A, Heethoff M (2017) The ontogeny of oil gland chemistry in the oribatid mite Archegozetes longisetosus Aoki (Oribatida, Trhypochthoniidae). International Journal of Acarology 43: 337-342

 

Frank K, Hülsmann M, Assmann T, Schmitt T, Blüthgen N (2017) Land use affects dung beetle communities and their ecosystem services in forests and grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 243: 114-122

Brückner A, Heethoff M, Blüthgen N (2017) The relationship between epicuticular long-chained hydrocarbons and surface area – volume ratios in insects (Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera). PLoS One 12: e0175001

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

Brückner A, Raspotnig G, Wehner K, Meusinger R, Norton RA, Heethoff M (2017) Storage and release of hydrogen cyanide in a chelicerate (Oribatula tibialis). Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 114(13): 3469-3472

Koerner L, Garamszegi LZ, Heethoff M, Betz O (2017) Divergent morphologies of adhesive predatory mouthparts of Stenus species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) explain differences in adhesive performance and resulting prey-capture success. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx006

​​von Beeren C, Tishechkin AKT (2017). Nymphister kronaueri von Beeren & Tishechkin sp. nov., an army ant-associated beetle species (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Haeteriinae) with an exceptional mechanism of phoresy. BMC Zoology, 2:3 DOI: 10.1186/s40850-016-0010-x.

 

Kaiser-Bunbury CN, Mougal J, Whittington AE, Valentin T, Gabriel R, Olesen JM, Blüthgen N (2017) Ecosystem restoration strengthens pollination networks. Nature 542: 223-227

Brückner A, Heethoff M (2017) A chemo-ecologists’ practical guide to compositional data analysis. Chemoecology 27: 33-46 (with Erratum: Chemoecology 27: 47).

Wurmitzer C, Blüthgen N, Krell FT, Maldonado B, Ocampo F, Müller JK, Schmitt T (2017) Attraction of dung beetles to herbivore dung and synthetic compounds in a comparative field study. Chemoecology 27: 75-84

 

Kämper W, Blüthgen N, Eltz T (2017) Bumblebee footprints on bird’s-foot trefoil uncover increasing flower visitation with land-use intensity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 240: 77–83
 

Blüthgen N, Kaiser-Bunbury CN, Junker RR (2017) Biological invasions and ant-flower networks on islands. In: Oliveira PS, Koptur S. Ant-Plant Interactions: Impacts of Humans on Terrestrial Ecosystems. Cambridge University Press

 

Simons N, Lewinsohn T, Blüthgen N, Buscot F, Boch S, Daniel R, Gossner MM, Jung K, Kaiser K, Müller J, Prati D, Renner SC, Socher S, Sonnemann I, Weiner CN, Werner M, Wubet T, Wurst S, Weisser WW (2017) Contrasting effects of grassland management modes on species-abundance distributions of multiple groups. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 237: 143-153

 

Staab M, Methorst J, Peters J, Blüthgen N, Klein AM (2017) Tree diversity and nectar composition affect arthropod visitors on extrafloral nectaries in a diversity experiment. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 201-221

Batáry P, Gallé R, Riesch F, Fischer C, Dormann CF, Mußhoff O, Császár P, Fusaro S, Gayer C, Happe A-K, Kurucz K, Molnár D, Rösch V, Wietzke A & Tscharntke T (2017) The former iron curtain still drives biodiversity-profit trade-offs in German agriculture. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1279-1284

Rousselin A, Bevacqua D, Sauge MH, Lescourret F, Mody K, Jordan MO (2017) Harnessing the aphid life cycle to reduce insecticide reliance in apple and peach orchards. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 37: 38-49

2016

Schleuning M, Fründ J, Schweiger O, Welk E, Albrecht J, Albrecht M, Beil M, Benadi G, Blüthgen N, Bruelheide H, Böhning-Gaese K, Dehling M, Dormann CF, Exeler N, Farwig N, Harpke A, Hickler T, Kratochwil A, Kuhlmann M, Kuhn I, Michez D, Mudri-Stojnic S, Plein M, Rasmont P, Schwabe A, Settele J, Vujic A, Weiner C, Wiemers M, Hof C (2016) Ecological networks are more sensitive to plant than to animal extinction under climate change. Nature Communications 7: 13965

Gossner MM, Lewinsohn T, Kahl T, Grassein F, Boch S, Prati D, Birkhofer K, Renner SC, Sikorski J, Wubet T, Arndt H, Baumgartner V, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, ... Weiner CN, Werner M, Wolters V, Wurst S, Westphal C, Fischer M, Weisser WW, Allan E (2016) Land-use intensification causes multitrophic homogenisation of grassland communities. Nature 540: 266-269

Kämper W, Weiner C, Kühsel S, Storm C, Eltz T, Blüthgen N (2016) Evaluating the effects of floral resource specialisation and of nitrogen regulation on the vulnerability of social bees in agricultural landscapes? Apidologie DOI 10.1007/s13592-016-0480-4

Bucharova A, Frenzel M, Mody K, Parepa M, Durka W, Bossdorf O (2016) Plant ecotype affects interacting organisms across multiple trophic levels. Basic and Applied Ecology 17: 688-695

Kriesell L, Hilpert A, Leonhardt SD (2016) Different but the same: bumblebee species collect pollen of different plant sources but similar amino acid profiles. Apidologie DOI 10.1007/s13592-016-0454-6

Kämper W, Werner PK, Hilpert A, Westphal C, Blüthgen N, Eltz T, Leonhardt SD (2016) How landscape, pollen intake and pollen quality. Landscape Ecology 31: 2245-2258

 

von Beeren C, Maruyama, M, and Kronauer DJC (2016). Community sampling and integrative taxonomy reveal new species and host specificity in the army ant-associated beetle genus Tetradonia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae) PLoS ONE 11(11): e0165056.

 

Chisté MN, Mody K, Gossner MM, Simons NK, Köhler G, Weisser WW, Blüthgen N (2016) Losers, winners, and opportunists: how grassland land-use intensity affects orthopteran communities. Ecosphere 7: e01545

Heethoff M, Norton RA, Raspotnig G (2016) Once again: oribatid mites and skin alkaloids in poison frogs. Journal of Chemical Ecology 42: 841-844.

Brückner A, Wehner K, Neis M, Heethoff M (2016) Attack and defense in a gamasid-oribatid mite predator-prey experiment – sclerotization outperforms chemical repellency. Acarologia 56: 451-461

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, ... 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

Esser HJ, Herre EA, Blüthgen N, Loaiza JR, Bermúdez S, Jansen PA (2016) Host specificity in a diverse Neotropical tick community: an assessment using quantitative network analysis and host phylogeny. Parasites and Vectors 9: 372

Ellwood MDF, Blüthgen N, Fayle TM, Foster WA, Menzel F (2016) How do pairwise interactions affect community structure of epiphyte-dwelling ants in a tropical rainforest? Acta Oecologia 75: 24-34

Heethoff M, Scheu S (2016) Reliability of isotopic fractionation (15N, 13C) for the delimitation of trophic levels of oribatid mites: Diet strongly affects D13C but not D15N. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 101: 124-129

Kühsel S, Brückner A, Schmelzle S, Heethoff M, Blüthgen N (2016) Surface area – volume ratios in insects. Insect Science DOI 10.1111/1744-7917.12362


Wehner K, Norton RA, Blüthgen N, Heethoff M (2016) Specialization of oribatid mites to forest microhabitats – the enigmatic role of litter. Ecosphere 7: e01336

Sendoya S, Blüthgen N, Tamashiro J, Fernandez F, Oliveira P (2016) Foliage-dwelling ants in a neotropical savanna: effects of plant and insect exudates on ant communities. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 10: 183-195

Soliveres S, Manning P, Prate D, Gossner MM, ... Blüthgen N, ... Fischer M, Allan E (2016) Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality. Philosophical Transactions Biological Sciences 371: 20150269

Ivens ABF, von Beeren C, Blüthgen N, Kronauer DJC (2016) Studying the complex communities of ants and their symbionts using ecological network analysis. Annual Review of Entomology 61:353–71

Blüthgen N, Simons NK, Jung K, Prati D, Renner SC, Boch S, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Tschapka M, Weisser WW, Gossner MM (2016) Land use imperils plant and animal community stability through changes in asynchrony rather than diversity. Nature Communications 7:10697

 

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

 

Brückner A, Heethoff M (2016) Scent of a mite – Origin and chemical characterization of the lemonlike flavor of mite-ripened cheeses. Experimental and Applied Acarology 69: 249-261

 

Hartmann K, Laumann M, Bergmann P, Heethoff M, Schmelzle S (2016) Development of the synganglion and morphology of the adult nervous system in the mite Archegozetes longisetosus Aoki (Chelicerata, Actinotrichida, Oribatida). Journal of Morphology 277: 537-548

 

 

2015

 

Allan E, Manning P, ... Blüthgen N, ... Fischer M (2015) Land use intensification alters ecosystem multifunctionality via loss of biodiversity and changes to functional composition. Ecology Letters 18: 834–843

 

Arnan X, Blüthgen N, Molowny-Horas R, Retana J (2015) Thermal characterization of European ant communities along thermal gradients and its implications for community resilience to temperature variability. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3: 138

 

Arnan X, Blüthgen N (2015) Using eco-physiological traits to predict climate and activity niches: lethal temperature and water loss in Mediterranean ants. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 1454–1464

Gámez-Virués S, Perović DJ, Gossner MM, Börschig C, Blüthgen N, ... Tscharntke T, Westphal C (2015) Landscape simplification filters species traits and drives biotic homogenization. Nature Communications 6: 8568

 

Heethoff M, Rall BC (2015) Reducible defence: chemical protection alters the dynamics of predator-prey interactions. Chemoecology 25: 53-61

 

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

 

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

 

Kaiser-Bunbury C, Blüthgen N (2015) Integrating network ecology with applied conservation: a synthesis and guide to implementation. AoB Plants 7: plv076

 

Kaiser-Bunbury C, Mougal J, Valentin T, Gabriel R, Blüthgen N (2015) Herbicide application as habitat restoration tool: impact on native plant communities. Applied Vegetation Science 18: 650–660

 

Kühsel S, Blüthgen N (2015) High diversity stabilizes the thermal resilience of pollinator communities in intensively managed grasslands. Nature Communications 6: 7989

 

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

 

Maglianesi MA, Blüthgen N, Böhning–Gaese K, Schleuning M (2015) Functional structure and specialization in three tropical plant–hummingbird interaction networks across an elevational gradient in Costa Rica. Ecography 38: 1119–1128

 

Mangels J, Blüthgen N, Frank K, Grassein F, Hilpert A, Mody K (2015) Tree species composition and harvest intensity affect herbivore density and leaf damage on beech, Fagus sylvatica, in different landscape contexts. PLoS One 10: e0126140

 

Manning P, Gossner MM, Bossdorf O, Allan E, Zhang YY, Prati D, Blüthgen N, ... Weisser WW, Fischer M (2015) Grassland management intensification weakens the associations among the diversities of multiple plant and animal taxa. Ecology 96: 1492–1501

Mody K, Collatz J, Dorn S (2015) Plant genotype and the preference and performance of herbivores: cultivar affects apple resistance to the florivorous weevil Anthonomus pomorum. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 17: 337-346


Renoult JP, Blüthgen N, Binkenstein J, Weiner CN, Werner M, Schaefer HM (2015) The relative importance of color signaling for plant generalization in pollination networks. Oikos 124: 347–354

 

Schmelzle S, Norton RA, Heethoff M (2015) Mechanics of the ptychoid defense mechanism in Ptyctima (Acari, Oribatida): One problem, two solutions. Zoologischer Anzeiger 254: 27-40

 

Staab M, Blüthgen N, Klein AM (2015) Tree diversity alters the structure of a tri-trophic network in a biodiversity experiment. Oikos 124: 827-834

 

2014

 

Allan E, Bossdorf O, Dormann CF, Prati D, Gossner M, Tscharntke T, Blüthgen N, ... Weisser WW, Fischer M (2014) Inter-annual variation in land-use intensity enhances grassland multidiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111: 308–313

 

Benadi G, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ, Blüthgen N (2014) Specialization and phenological synchrony of plants and pollinators along an altitudinal gradient. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 639–650

 

Maglianesi MA, Blüthgen N, Böhning–Gaese K, Schleuning M (2014) Morphological traits determine specialization and resource use in plant–hummingbird networks in the Neotropics. Ecology 95: 3325–3334

Riedel J, Dorn S, Mody K (2014) Assemblage composition of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) affected by tree diversity and density in native timber tree plantations on former tropical pasture. Myrmecological News 20: 113-127

Weiner CN, Werner M, Linsenmair KE, Blüthgen N (2014) Land use impacts on mutualistic networks: disproportional declines in specialized pollinators via changes in flower composition. Ecology 95: 466–474

 

2013

 

Albrecht J, Berens DG, Blüthgen N, Jaroszewicz B, Selva N, Farwig N (2013) Logging and forest edges reduce redundancy in plant–frugivore networks in an old-growth European forest. Journal of Ecology 101: 990–999

 

Benadi G, Blüthgen N, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2013) When can plant-pollinator interactions promote plant diversity? American Naturalist 182: 131–146

 

Benadi G, Blüthgen N, Hovestadt T, Poethke HJ (2013) Contrasting specialization–stability relationships in plant–animal mutualistic systems. Ecological Modelling 258: 65–73

 

Bohan DA, Raybould A, Mulder C, Woodward G, Tamaddoni-Nezhad A, Blüthgen N, Pocock MJO, Muggleton S, Evans DM, Astegiano J, Massol F, Loeuille N, Petit S, Macfadyen S (2013). Networking agroecology: integrating the diversity of agroecosystem interactions. In: Woodward G, Bohan DA (eds.) Ecological Networks in an Agricultural World. Advances in Ecological Research 49: 1–67

 

Chrobock T, Weiner CN, Werner M, Blüthgen N, Fischer M, van Kleunen M (2013) Effects of native pollinator specialization, self-compatibility and flowering duration of European plant species on their invasiveness elsewhere. Journal of Ecology 101: 916–923

 

Heethoff M, Bergmann P, Laumann M, Norton RA (2013) The 20th anniversary of a model mite: A review of current knowledge about Archegozetes longisetosus (Acari, Oribatida). Acarologia 53: 353-368

 

Junker RR, Blüthgen N, Brehm T, Binkenstein J, Paulus J, Schaefer M, Stang M (2013) Specialisation on traits as basis for the niche-breadth of flower visitors and as structuring mechanism of ecological networks. Functional Ecology 27: 329–341

 

Heethoff M, Bergmann P, Laumann M, Norton RA (2013) The 20th anniversary of a model mite: A review of current knowledge about Archegozetes longisetosus (Acari, Oribatida). Acarologia 53: 353-368

 

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

Riedel J, Dorn S, Brand G, Barrios H, Mody K (2013) Effects of ants on arthropod assemblages of a native timber tree in a tropical reforestation plantation. Journal of Applied Entomology 137: 418-428

Riedel J, Dorn S, Plath M, Potvin C, Mody K (2013) Time matters: temporally changing effects of planting schemes and insecticide treatment on native timber tree performance on former pasture. Forest Ecology and Management 297: 49-56

Riedel J, Dorn S, Plath M, Mody K (2013) Growth, herbivore distribution, and herbivore damage of timber trees in a tropical silvopastoral reforestation system. Annals of Forest Science 70: 75-86

 

2012

 

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

 

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

 

Leonhardt SD, Blüthgen N (2012) The same, but different: pollen foraging in honeybee and bumblebee colonies. Apidologie 43: 449-464

 

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

 

Polidori C, Santoro D, Blüthgen N (2012) Does prey mobility affect niche width and individual specialization in hunting wasps? A network-based analysis. Oikos 122: 385–394

 

Schleuning M, Fründ J, Klein AM, 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 JC, Tscharntke T, Watts S, Weiner CN, Werner M, Williams NM, Winqvist C, Dormann CF, Blüthgen N (2012) Specialization of mutualistic interaction networks decreases towards tropical latitudes. Current Biology 22: 1925–1931

 

2011

 

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

 

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

 

Junker RR, Bretscher S, Dötterl S, Blüthgen N (2011) Phytochemical cues affect hunting site choices of a nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) but not of a crab spider (Misumena vatia). Journal of Arachnology 39: 113–117

 

Junker RR, Daehler CC, Dötterl S, 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

 

Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Müller J, Socher S, Prati D, Fischer M (2011) Nutrient concentrations and fibre contents of plant community biomass reflect species richness patterns along a broad range of land-use intensities in agricultural grasslands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 13: 287–295

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Junker R, 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

 

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

 

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

 

 

(The lab group started in 2011 in Darmstadt; for publications before 2011, see individual people's pages)

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