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Listing of publications Evolutionary Animal Ecology


-- 2020 --
Keppner, EM; Ayasse, M; Steiger, S: Contribution of males to brood care can compensate for their food consumption from a shared resource, Ecology and Evolution (2020), doi:10.1002/ece3.6150
Chemnitz, J; Hoermann, Cv; Ayasse, M; Steiger, S: The Impact of Environmental Factors on the Efficacy of Chemical Communication in the Burying Beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae), Journal of Insect Science, 20(4), 1-10 (2020), doi:10.1093/jisesa/ieaa061
Hoermann, Cv; Weithmann, S; Deißler, M; Ayasse, M; Steiger, S: Forest habitat parameters influence abundance and diversity of cadaver-visiting dung beetles in Central Europe, Royal Society Open Science, 7(3), 191722 (2020), doi:10.1098/rsos.191722
Trumbo, ST; Steiger, S: Finding a fresh carcass: bacterially derived volatiles and burying beetle search success, Chemoecology (2020), doi:10.1007/s00049-020-00318-0
Weithmann, S; Hoermann, Cv; Schmitt, T; Steiger, S; Ayasse, M: The Attraction of the Dung Beetle Anoplotrupes stercorosus (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) to Volatiles from Vertebrate Cadavers, Insects, 11, 476 (2020), doi:10.3390/insects11080476

-- 2019 --
Böttinger, LC; Hofferberth, J; Ruther, J; Stökl, J: Semiochemicals Mediating Defense, Intraspecific Competition, and Mate Finding in Leptopilina ryukyuensis and L. japonica (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), Parasitoids of Drosophila, Journal of Chemical Ecology (2019), doi:10.1007/s10886-019-01052-w
Engel, KC; Hwang, WB; Steiger, S: A pheromone that coordinates parental care is evolutionary conserved among burying beetles (Silphidae: Nicrophorus), Chemoecology, 29, 1-9 (2019), doi:10.1007/s00049-018-0271-7 [Link]
Takata, M; Mitaka, Y; Steiger, S; Mori, N: A Parental Volatile Pheromone Triggers Offspring Begging in a Burying Beetle, iScience, 19, 1260-1278 (2019), doi:10.1016/j.isci.2019.06.041 [Link]

-- 2018 --
Capodeanu-Nägler, A; Ruiz de la Torre, E; Eggert, A; Sakaluk, SK; Steiger, S: Divergent coevolutionary trajectories in parent–offspring interactions and discrimination against brood parasites revealed by interspecific cross-fostering, Royal Society Open Science, 5(6), 180189 (2018), doi:10.1098/rsos.180189
Capodeanu-Nägler, A; Trumbo, ST; Vogel, H; Eggert, A; Sakaluk, SK; Steiger, S: Offspring dependence on parental care and the role of parental transfer of oral fluids in burying beetles, Frontiers in Zoology, 15, 33 (2018), doi:10.1186/s12983-018-0278-5 [Link]
Chemnitz, J; Fujan, IS; Winkelmann, C; Steiger, S: Why are males more attractive after brood care? Proximate causes of enhanced sex pheromone emission in a burying beetle, Physiological Entomology, 43(2), 120–128 (2018), doi:10.1111/phen.12236
Conrad, T; Ayasse, M: The differences in the vibrational signals between male O. bicornis from three countries in Europe, Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration & Active Control (2018), doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1461348418816263
Hoermann, Cv; Jauch, D; Kubotsch, C; Reichel-Jung, K; Steiger, S; Ayasse, M: Effects of abiotic environmental factors and land use on the diversity of carrion-visiting silphid beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae): A large scale carrion study, PLoS One, 13(5), e0196839 (2018), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0196839
Meunier, J; Steiger, S: Editorial overview: Beyond eusocial insects: studying the other social insects to better understand social evolution, Current Opinion in Insect Science, 28, v-vii (2018), doi:10.1016/j.cois.2018.07.002
Nehring, V; Steiger, S: Sociality and communicative complexity: Insights from the other insect societies, Current Opinion in Insect Science, 28, 19-25 (2018), doi:10.1016/j.cois.2018.04.002
Pfeiffer, L; Ruther, J; Hofferberth, J; Stökl, J: Interference of chemical defence and sexual communication can shape the evolution of chemical signals, Scientific Reports, 8(1), 970 (2018), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-18376-w
Shukla, SP; Plata, Camila; Reichelt, M; Steiger, S; Heckel, DG; Kaltenpoth, M; Vilcinskas, A; Vogel, H: Microbiome-assisted carrion preservation aids larval development in a burying beetle, PNAS, 115, 11274-11279 (2018), doi:10.1073/pnas.1812808115
Steiger, S; Stökl, J: Pheromones regulating reproduction in subsocial beetles: Insights with references to eusocial insects, Journal of Chemical Ecology (2018), doi:10.1007/s10886-018-0982-9
Visser, B; Hance, T; Noël, C; Pels, C; Kimura, MT; Stökl, J; Geuverink, E; Nieberding, CM: Variation in lipid synthesis, but genetic homogeneity, among Leptopilina parasitic wasp populations, Ecology and Evolution, 8(15), 1355-1364 (2018), doi:10.1002/ece3.4265

-- 2017 --
Capodeanu-Nägler, A; Eggert, A; Vogel, H; Sakaluk, SK; Steiger, S; Holman, L: Species divergence in offspring begging and parental provisioning is linked to nutritional dependency, Behavioral Ecology, 29(1), 42–50 (2017), doi:10.1093/beheco/arx117
Chemnitz, J; Bagrii, N; Ayasse, M; Steiger, S: Staying with the young enhances the fathers' attractiveness in burying beetles, Evolution, 71(4), 985–994 (2017), doi:10.1111/evo.13194
Chemnitz, J; Bagrii, N; Ayasse, M; Steiger, S: Variation in sex pheromone emission does not reflect immunocompetence but affects attractiveness of male burying beetles-a combination of laboratory and field experiments, Die Naturwissenschaften, 104(7-8), 53 (2017), doi:10.1007/s00114-017-1473-5
Keppner, EM; Prang, M; Engel, KC; Ayasse, M; Stökl, J; Steiger, S: Beyond cuticular hydrocarbons: chemically mediated mate recognition in the subsocial burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 43(1), 84–93 (2017), doi:10.1007/s10886-016-0806-8
Luzar, AB; Schweizer, R; Sakaluk, SK; Steiger, S: Access to a carcass, but not mating opportunities, influences paternal care in burying beetles, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71(1), 115 (2017), doi:10.1007/s00265-016-2232-x
Pascual, J; Hoermann, Cv; Rottler-Hoermann, A; Nevo, O; Geppert, A; Sikorski, J; Huber, KJ; Steiger, S; Ayasse, M; Overmann, J: Function of bacterial community dynamics in the formation of cadaveric semiochemicals during in situ carcass decomposition, Environmental Microbiology, 19(8), 3310–3322 (2017), doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13828
Schetelig, MF; Lee, K; Otto, S; Talmann, L; Stökl, J; Degenkolb, T; Vilcinskas, A; Halitschke, R: Environmentally sustainable pest control options for Drosophila suzukii, Journal of Applied Entomology, 28(10), 873 (2017), doi:10.1111/jen.12469
Steiger, S: The evolution of parental care in burying beetles and its implication for insect biotechnology, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C, 72(9-10), e14 (2017)
Steiger, S; Stökl, J: Pheromones involved in insect parental care and family life, Current Opinion in Insect Science, 24, 89–95 (2017), doi:10.1016/j.cois.2017.09.006
Stökl, J: Parasitoid wasps against D. suzukii, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C, 72(9-10), e16 (2017), doi:10.1515/znc-2017-0139
Stökl, J; Steiger, S: Evolutionary origin of insect pheromones, Current Opinion in Insect Science, 24, 36–42 (2017), doi:10.1016/j.cois.2017.09.004
Vogel, H; Shukla, SP; Engl, T; Weiss, B; Fischer, R; Steiger, S; Heckel, DG; Kaltenpoth, M; Vilcinskas, A: The digestive and defensive basis of carcass utilization by the burying beetle and its microbiota, Nature Communications, 8, 15186 (2017), doi:10.1038/ncomms15186

-- 2016 --
Benelli, G; Daane, KM; Soler, R; Stökl, J: Chemical Ecology of Parasitic Hymenoptera, BioMed Research International, 2016, 1–2 (2016), doi:10.1155/2016/4298150
Capodeanu-Nägler, A; Keppner, EM; Vogel, H; Ayasse, M; Eggert, A; Sakaluk, SK; Steiger, S: From facultative to obligatory parental care: Interspecific variation in offspring dependency on post-hatching care in burying beetles, Scientific Reports, 6, 29323 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep29323
Engel, KC; Stökl, J; Schweizer, R; Vogel, H; Ayasse, M; Ruther, J; Steiger, S: A hormone-related female anti-aphrodisiac signals temporary infertility and causes sexual abstinence to synchronize parental care, Nature Communications, 7, 11035 (2016), doi:10.1038/ncomms11035
Jacobs, CGC; Steiger, S; Heckel, DG; Wielsch, N; Vilcinskas, A; Vogel, H: Sex, offspring and carcass determine antimicrobial peptide expression in the burying beetle, Scientific Reports, 6, 25409 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep25409
Stökl, J; Herzner, G: Morphology and ultrastructure of the allomone and sex-pheromone producing mandibular gland of the parasitoid wasp Leptopilina heterotoma (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), Arthropod Structure & Development, 45(4), 333–340 (2016), doi:10.1016/j.asd.2016.06.003

-- 2015 --
Chemnitz, J; Jentschke, PC; Ayasse, M; Steiger, S: Beyond species recognition: somatic state affects long-distance sex pheromone communication, Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 282(1812), 20150832 (2015), doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.0832
Ebrahim, SAM; Dweck, HKM; Stökl, J; Hofferberth, J; Trona, F; Weniger, K; Rybak, J; Seki, Y; Stensmyr, MC; Sachse, S; Hansson, BS; Knaden, M: Drosophila avoids parasitoids by sensing their semiochemicals via a dedicated olfactory circuit, PLoS Biology, 13(12), e1002318 (2015), doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002318
Engel, KC; Männer, L; Ayasse, M; Steiger, S: Acceptance threshold theory can explain occurrence of homosexual behaviour, Biology Letters, 11(1), 20140603 (2015), doi:10.1098/rsbl.2014.0603
Gögler, J; Stökl, J; Cortis, P; Beyrle, H; Barone Lumaga, MR; Cozzolino, S; Ayasse, M: Increased divergence in floral morphology strongly reduces gene flow in sympatric sexually deceptive orchids with the same pollinator, Evolutionary Ecology, 29(5), 703–717 (2015), doi:10.1007/s10682-015-9779-2
Sperling, S; Kühbandner, S; Engel, KC; Steiger, S; Stökl, J; Ruther, J: Size exclusion high performance liquid chromatography: re-discovery of a rapid and versatile method for clean-up and fractionation in chemical ecology, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 41(6), 574–583 (2015), doi:10.1007/s10886-015-0584-8
Steiger, S: Recognition and Family Life: Recognition Mechanisms in the Biparental Burying Beetle, , 249–266 (2015), doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17599-7_12
Steiger, S; Capodeanu-Nägler, A; Gershman, SN; Weddle, CB; Rapkin, J; Sakaluk, SK; Hunt, J: Female choice for male cuticular hydrocarbon profile in decorated crickets is not based on similarity to their own profile, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(12), 2175–2186 (2015), doi:10.1111/jeb.12740
Stökl, J; Machacek, Z; Ruther, J: Behavioural flexibility of the chemical defence in the parasitoid wasp Leptopilina heterotoma, The Science of Nature, 102(11-12), 67 (2015), doi:10.1007/s00114-015-1317-0
Weiss, I; Hofferberth, J; Ruther, J; Stökl, J: "Varying importance of cuticular hydrocarbons and iridoids in the species-specific mate recognition pheromones of three closely related Leptopilina species", Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 3, 19 (2015), doi:10.3389/fevo.2015.00019
Weiss, I; Ruther, J; Stökl, J: Species specificity of the putative male antennal aphrodisiac pheromone in Leptopilina heterotoma, Leptopilina boulardi, and Leptopilina victoriae, BioMed Research International, 2015, Article ID 202965 (2015), doi:10.1155/2015/202965

-- 2014 --
Capodeanu-Nägler, A; Rapkin, J; Sakaluk, SK; Hunt, J; Steiger, S: Self-recognition in crickets via on-line processing, Current Biology, 24(23), R1117-8 (2014), doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.10.050
Engel, KC; Hoermann, Cv; Eggert, A; Müller, JK; Steiger, S: When males stop having sex: adaptive insect mating tactics during parental care, Animal Behaviour, 90, 245–253 (2014), doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.02.006
Haberer, W; Steiger, S; Müller, JK: Dynamic changes in volatile emissions of breeding burying beetles, Physiological Entomology, 39(2), 153–164 (2014), doi:10.1111/phen.12059
Kaltenpoth, M; Steiger, S: Unearthing carrion beetles' microbiome: characterization of bacterial and fungal hindgut communities across the Silphidae, Molecular Ecology, 23(6), 1251–1267 (2014), doi:10.1111/mec.12469
Schrader, L; Kim, JW; Ence, D; Zimin, A; Klein, A; Wyschetzki, K; Weichselgartner, T; Kemena, C; Stökl, J; Schultner, E; Wurm, Y; Smith, CD; Yandell, M; Heinze, J; Gadau, J; Oettler, J: Transposable element islands facilitate adaptation to novel environments in an invasive species, Nature Communications, 5, 5495 (2014), doi:10.1038/ncomms6495
Steiger, S; Stökl, J: The role of sexual selection in the evolution of chemical signals in insects, Insects, 5(2), 423–438 (2014), doi:10.3390/insects5020423
Stökl, J; Dandekar, A; Ruther, J: "High chemical diversity in a wasp pheromone: a blend of methyl 6-methylsalicylate, fatty alcohol acetates and cuticular hydrocarbons releases courtship behavior in the Drosophila parasitoid Asobara tabida", Journal of Chemical Ecology, 40(2), 159–168 (2014), doi:10.1007/s10886-014-0378-4

-- 2013 --
Hoermann, Cv; Steiger, S; Müller, JK; Ayasse, M: "Too Fresh Is Unattractive! The Attraction of Newly Emerged Nicrophorus vespilloides Females to Odour Bouquets of Large Cadavers at Various Stages of Decomposition ", PLoS One, 8(3), e58524 EP - (2013), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058524
Ower, GD; Judge, KA; Steiger, S; Caron, KJ; Smith, RA; Hunt, J; Sakaluk, SK: "Multivariate sexual selection on male song structure in wild populations of sagebrush crickets, Cyphoderris strepitans (Orthoptera: Haglidae)", Ecology and Evolution, 3(10), 3590–3603 (2013), doi:10.1002/ece3.736
Steiger, S: Bigger mothers are better mothers: Disentangling size-related prenatal and postnatal maternal effects, Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 280(1766), 20131225 (2013), doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1225
Steiger, S; Ower, GD; Stökl, J; Mitchell, C; Hunt, J; Sakaluk, SK: Sexual selection on cuticular hydrocarbons of male sagebrush crickets in the wild, Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 280(1773), 20132353 (2013), doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.2353
Weddle, CB; Steiger, S; Hamaker, CG; Ower, GD; Mitchell, C; Sakaluk, SK; Hunt, J: Cuticular hydrocarbons as a basis for chemosensory self-referencing in crickets: a potentially universal mechanism facilitating polyandry in insects, Ecology letters, 16(3), 346–353 (2013), doi:10.1111/ele.12046
Weiss, I; Rössler, T; Hofferberth, J; Brummer, M; Ruther, J; Stökl, J: A nonspecific defensive compound evolves into a competition-avoidance cue and a female sex-pheromone, Nature Communications, 4, 2767 (2013), doi:10.1038/ncomms3767

-- 2012 --
Knaden, M; Tinaut, A; Stökl, J; Cerdá, X; Wehner, R: "Molecular phylogeny of the desert ant genus Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)", Myrmecological News, 16, 123–132 (2012)
Steiger, S: New Synthesis -- Visual and Chemical Ornaments: What Researchers of Different Signal Modalities Can Learn from Each Other, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38(1), 1 (2012), doi:10.1007/s10886-012-0058-1
Steiger, S; Gershman, SN; Pettinger, AM; Eggert, A; Sakaluk, SK: Dominance status and sex influence nutritional state and immunity in burying beetles Nicrophorus orbicollis, Behavioral Ecology, 23(5), 1126–1132 (2012), doi:10.1093/beheco/ars082
Steiger, S; Meier, T; Müller, JK: Fitness costs associated with chemical signaling, Communicative & Integrative Biology, 5(1), 57–60 (2012), doi:10.4161/cib.5.1.17988
Steiger, S; Meier, T; Müller, JK: Fitness costs associated with chemical signaling, Communicative & Integrative Biology, 5(1), 57–60 (2012), doi:10.4161/cib.17988
Stökl, J; Hofferberth, J; Pritschet, M; Brummer, M; Ruther, J: "Stereoselective chemical defense in the Drosophila parasitoid Leptopilina heterotoma is mediated by (−)-iridomyrmecin and (+)-isoiridomyrmecin", Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38(4), 331–339 (2012), doi:10.1007/s10886-012-0103-0

-- 2011 --
Ayasse, M; Stökl, J; Francke, W: Chemical ecology and pollinator-driven speciation in sexually deceptive orchids, Phytochemistry, 72(13), 1667–1677 (2011), doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2011.03.023
Pettinger, AM; Steiger, S; Müller, JK; Sakaluk, SK; Eggert, A: Dominance status and carcass availability affect the outcome of sperm competition in burying beetles, Behavioral Ecology, 22(5), 1079–1087 (2011), doi:10.1093/beheco/arr093
Steiger, S; Gershman, SN; Pettinger, AM; Eggert, A; Sakaluk, SK: "Sex differences in immunity and rapid upregulation of immune defence during parental care in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus orbicollis ", Functional Ecology, 25(6), 1368–1378 (2011), doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01895.x
Steiger, S; Haberer, W; Müller, JK: Social environment determines degree of chemical signalling, Biology Letters, 7(6), 822–824 (2011), doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0457
Steiger, S; Schmitt, T; Schaefer, HM: The origin and dynamic evolution of chemical information transfer, Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 278(1708), 970–979 (2011), doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.2285
Stökl, J; Brodmann, J; Dafni, A; Ayasse, M; Hansson, BS: Smells like aphids: orchid flowers mimic aphid alarm pheromones to attract hoverflies for pollination, Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 278, 1216–1222 (2011), doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1770
Vereecken, NJ; Streinzer, M; Ayasse, M; Spaethe, J; Paulus, HF; Stökl, J; Cortis, P; Schiestl, FP: Integrating past and present studies on Ophrys pollination - a comment on Bradshaw et al, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 165(4), 329–335 (2011), doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2011.01112.x

-- 2010 --
Ayasse, M; Gögler, J; Stökl, J: Pollinator-Driven Speciation in Sexually Deceptive Orchids of the Genus Ophrys, , 101–118 (2010), doi:10.1007/978-3-642-12425-9_6
Haberer, W; Steiger, S; Müller, JK: (E)-Methylgeranate, a chemical signal of juvenile hormone titre and its role in the partner recognition system of burying beetles, Animal Behaviour, 79(1), 17–24 (2010), doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.09.019
Linz, J; Stökl, J; Urru, I; Krügel, T; Stensmyr, MC; Hansson, BS: "Molecular phylogeny of the genus Arum (Araceae) inferred from multi-locus sequence data and AFLPs ", Taxon, 59, 405–415 (2010)
Steiger, S; Müller, JK: From class-specific to individual discrimination: acceptance threshold changes with risk in the partner recognition system of the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides, Animal Behaviour, 80(4), 607–613 (2010), doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.06.018
Stökl, J; Strutz, A; Dafni, A; Svatos, A; Doubsky, J; Knaden, M; Sachse, S; Hansson, BS; Stensmyr, MC: A deceptive pollination system targeting drosophilids through olfactory mimicry of yeast, Current Biology, 20(20), 1846–1852 (2010), doi:10.1016/j.cub.2010.09.033
Urru, I; Stökl, J; Linz, J; Krügel, T; Stensmyr, MC; Hansson, BS: Pollination strategies in Cretan Arum lilies, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 101(4), 991–1001 (2010), doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2010.01537.x

-- 2009 --
Gögler, J; Stökl, J; Sramkova, A; Twele, R; Francke, W; Cozzolino, S; Cortis, P; Scrugli, A; Ayasse, M: Ménage à trois - two endemic species of deceptive orchids and one pollinator species, Evolution, 63(9), 2222–2234 (2009), doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00712.x
Steiger, S; Whitlow, S; Peschke, K; Müller, JK: Surface Chemicals Inform about Sex and Breeding Status in the Biparental Burying Beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides, Ethology, 115(2), 178–185 (2009), doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.2008.01600.x
Stökl, J; Schlüter, PM; Stuessy, TF; Paulus, HF; Fraberger, R; Erdmann, D; Schulz, C; Francke, W; Assum, G; Ayasse, M: Speciation in sexually deceptive orchids: pollinator-driven selection maintains discrete odour phenotypes in hybridizing species, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 98(2), 439–451 (2009), doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2009.01279.x

-- 2008 --
Gögler, J; Stökl, J; Sramkova, A; Twele, R; Francke, W; Cortis, P; Scrugli, A; Giotta, C; Piccitto, M; Ayasse, M: "The role of pollinator attracting scent in the sexually deceptive orchids Ophrys chestermanii, O. normanii and O. tenthredinifera", Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie, 16, 175–178 (2008)
Smiseth, T; Hwang, WB; Steiger, S; Müller, JK: Adaptive consequences and heritable basis of asynchronous hatching in Nicrophorus vespilloides, Oikos, 117(6), 899–907 (2008)
Steiger, S: Recognition cues in the biparental burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides: Chemical analyses and behavioural investigations, (2008)
Steiger, S; Franz, R; Eggert, A; Müller, JK: The Coolidge effect, individual recognition and selection for distinctive cuticular signatures in a burying beetle, Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 275(1645), 1831–1838 (2008), doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.0375
Steiger, S; Müller, JK: True' and 'untrue' individual recognition: suggestion of a less restrictive definition, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23(7), 355 (2008)
Steiger, S; Peschke, K; Müller, JK: Correlated changes in breeding status and polyunsaturated cuticular hydrocarbons: the chemical basis of nestmate recognition in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides?, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 62, 1053–1060 (2008), doi:10.1007/s00265-007-0532-x
Stökl, J; Schlüter, PM; Stuessy, TF; Paulus, HF; Assum, G; Ayasse, M: Scent variation and hybridization cause the displacement of a sexually deceptive orchid species, American Journal of Botany, 95(4), 472–481 (2008), doi:10.3732/ajb.95.4.472
Stökl, J; Twele, R; Erdmann, D; Francke, W; Ayasse, M: Comparison of the flower scent of the sexually deceptive orchid Ophrys iricolor and the female sex pheromone of its pollinator Andrena morio, Chemoecology, 17(4), 231–233 (2008), doi:10.1007/s00049-007-0383-y

-- 2007 --
Steiger, S; Peschke, K; Francke, W; Müller, JK: "The smell of parents: breeding status influences cuticular hydrocarbon pattern in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides ", Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 274(1622), 2211–2220 (2007), doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.0656
Steiger, S; Richter, K; Müller, JK; Eggert, A: Maternal nutritional condition and genetic differentiation affect brood size and offspring body size in Nicrophorus, Zoology, 110(5), 360–368 (2007), doi:10.1016/j.zool.2007.06.001

-- 2005 --
Stökl, J; Paulus, HF; Dafni, A; Schulz, C; Francke, W; Ayasse, M: "Pollinator attracting odour signals in sexually deceptive orchids of the Ophrys fusca group ", Plant Systematics and Evolution, 254(1 - 2), 105–120 (2005), doi:10.1007/s00606-005-0330-8

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