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Moreaux C, Meireles DA, Sonne J, Badano EI, Classen A, González-Chaves A, Hipólito J, Klein A-M, Maruyama PK, Metzger JP, Philpott SM, Rahbek C, Saturni FT, Sritongchuay T, Tscharntke T, Uno S, Vergara CH, Viana BF, Strange N, Dalsgaard B (2022) The value of biotic pollination and dense forest for fruit set of Arabica coffee: A global assessment. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 323: 107680

Ocampo-Ariza C, Maas B, Castro-Namuche JP, Thomas E, Vansynghel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2022) Trait-dependent responses of birds and bats to season and dry forest distance in tropical agroforestry. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 325: 107751


Albrecht J, Peters MK, Becker JN, Behler C, Classen A, Ensslin A, Ferger SW, Gebert F, Gerschlauer F, Helbig-Bonitz M, Kindeketa WJ, Kühnel A, Mayr AV, Njovu HK, Pabst H, Pommer U, Röder J, Rutten G, Schellenberger Costa D, Sierra-Cornejo N, Vogeler A, Vollstädt MGR, Dulle HI, Eardley CD, Howell KM, Keller A, Peters RS, Kakengi V, Hemp C, Zhang J, Manning P, Mueller T, Bogner C, Böhning-Gaese K, Brandl R, Hertel D, Huwe B, Kiese R, Kleyer M, Leuschner C, Kuzyakov Y, Nauss T, Tschapka M, Fischer M, Hemp A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Schleuning M (2021) Species richness is more important for ecosystem functioning than species turnover along an elevational gradient. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5: 1582-1593

Alciatore G, Ugelvig LV, Frank E, Bidaux J, Gal A, Schmitt T, Kronauer DJC, Ulrich Y (2021) Immune challenges increase network centrality in a queenless ant. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288: 20211456

Anton S, Rössler W (2021) Plasticity and modulation of olfactory circuits in insects. Cell and Tissue Research 383: 149-164

Bae S, Heidrich L, Levick SR, Gossner MM, Seibold S, Weisser WW, Magdon P, Serebryanyk A, Bässler C, Schäfer D, Schulze E-D, Doerfler I, Müller J, Jung K, Heurich M, Fischer M, Roth N, Schall P, Boch S, Wöllauer S, Renner SC, Müller J (2021) Dispersal ability, trophic position and body size mediate species turnover processes: Insights from a multi-taxa and multi-scale approach. Diversity and Distributions 27: 439-453

Bald V, Boetzl FA, Krauss J (2021) Where do hamsters go after cereal harvest? A case study. Basic and Applied Ecology 54: 98-107

Bässler C, Brandl R, Müller J, Krah FS, Reinelt A, Halbwachs H (2021) Global analysis reveals an environmentally driven latitudinal pattern in mushroom size across fungal species. Ecology Letters 24: 658-667

Beetz MJ, Kraus C, Franzke M, Dreyer D, Strube-Bloss MF, Rössler W, Warrant EJ, Merlin C, el Jundi B (2021) Flight-induced compass representation in the monarch butterfly heading network. Current Biology: - early online

Beetz MJ, Kraus C, Franzke M, Dreyer D, Strube-Bloss MF, Rössler W, Warrant EJ, Merlin C, el Jundi B (2021) State-dependent egocentric and allocentric heading representation in the monarch butterfly brain. bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology

Bertolini E, Helfrich-Förster C (2021) -Sleep and the circadian clock in insects. Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology

Bigge R, Pfefferle M, Pfeiffer K, Stöckl A (2021) Natural image statistics in the dorsal and ventral visual field match a switch in flight behaviour of a hawkmoth. Current Biology 31: R280-R281

Blasi M, Bartomeus I, Bommarco R, Gagic V, Garratt M, Holzschuh A, Kleijn D, Lindström SAM, Olsson P, Polce C, Potts SG, Rundlöf M, Scheper J, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Clough Y (2021) Evaluating predictive performance of statistical models explaining wild bee abundance in a mass-flowering crop. Ecography 44: 525-536

Boetzl FA, Krauss J, Heinze J, Hoffmann H, Juffa J, König S, Krimmer E, Prante M, Martin EA, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) A multitaxa assessment of the effectiveness of agri-environmental schemes for biodiversity management. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118: e2016038118

Boff S, Friedel A (2021) Dynamics of nest occupation and homing of solitary bees in painted trap nests. Ecological Entomology 46: 496-499

Boff S, Scheiner R, Raizer J, Lupi D (2021) Survival rate and changes in foraging performances of solitary bees exposed to a novel insecticide. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 211: 111869

Bollazzi M, Römer D, Roces F (2021) Carbon dioxide levels and ventilation in Acromyrmex nests: significance and evolution of architectural innovations in leaf-cutting ants. Royal Society Open Science 8: 210907

Breitenbach T, Helfrich-Förster C, Dandekar T (2021) An effective model of endogenous clocks and external stimuli determining circadian rhythms. Scientific Reports 11: 16165

Burner RC, Birkemoe T, Stephan JG, Drag L, Muller J, Ovaskainen O, Potterf M, Skarpaas O, Snall T, Sverdrup-Thygeson A (2021) Choosy beetles: How host trees and southern boreal forest naturalness may determine dead wood beetle communities. Forest Ecology and Management 487: 119023

Burner RC, Stephan JG, Drag L, Birkemoe T, Muller J, Snäll T, Ovaskainen O, Potterf M, Siitonen J, Skarpaas O, Doerfler I, Gossner MM, Schall P, Weisser WW, Sverdrup-Thygeson A (2021) Traits mediate niches and co-occurrences of forest beetles in ways that differ among bioclimatic regions. Journal of Biogeography 48: 3145-3157

Campos MG, Anjos O, Chica M, Campoy P, Nozkova J, Almaraz-Abarca N, Barreto LMRC, Nordi JC, Estevinho LM, Pascoal A, Paula VB, Chopina A, Dias LG, Tev si’c v ZL j., Mosi’c MD, Kosti’c A v Z, Pev si’c MB, Milojkovi’c-Opsenica D sanka M, Sickel W, Ankenbrand MJ, Grimmer G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A, Förster F, Tananaki CH, Liolios V, Kanelis D, Rodopoulou M-A, Thrasyvoulou A, Paulo L, Kast C, Lucchetti MA, Glauser G, Lokutova O, de Almeida-Muradian LB, Szczk esna T, Carreck NL (2021) Standard methods for pollen research. Journal of Apicultural Research 60: 1-109

Colizzi FS, Beer K, Cuti P, Deppisch P, Martinez Torres D, Yoshii T, Helfrich-Förster C (2021) Antibodies against the clock proteins period and cryptochrome reveal the neuronal organization of the circadian clock in the pea aphid. Frontiers in Physiology 12: 988

Cours J, Larrieu L, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Müller J, Parmain G, Thorn S, Bouget C (2021) Contrasting responses of habitat conditions and insect biodiversity to pest- or climate-induced dieback in coniferous mountain forests. Forest Ecology and Management 482: 118811

Dacke M, Baird E, el Jundi B, Warrant EJ, Byrne M (2021) How dung beetles steer straight. Annual Review of Entomology 66: 243-256

Duque L, Poelman EH, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Effects of ozone stress on flowering phenology, plant-pollinator interactions and plant reproductive success. Environmental Pollution 272: 115953

Duque L, Poelman EH, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Plant age at the time of ozone exposure affects flowering patterns, biotic interactions and reproduction of wild mustard. Scientific Reports 11: 23448

Eberle J, Husemann M, Doerfler I, Ulrich W, Müller J, Bouget C, Brin A, Gossner MM, Heilmann-Clausen J, Isacsson G, Kriv stín A, Lachat T, Larrieu L, Rigling A, Schmidl J, Seibold S, Vandekerkhove K, Habel JC (2021) Molecular biogeography of the fungus-dwelling saproxylic beetle textitBolitophagus reticulatus indicates rapid expansion from glacial refugia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 133: 766-778

Eckert J, Bohn M, Spaethe J (2021) Does quantity matter to a stingless bee?. Animal Cognition: - early online

el Jundi B, Dacke M (2021) Insect orientation: The drosophila wind compass pathway. Current Biology 31: R83-R85

Finke V, Baracchi D, Giurfa M, Scheiner R, Avarguès-Weber A (2021) Evidence of cognitive specialization in an insect: proficiency is maintained across elemental and higher-order visual learning but not between sensory modalities in honey bees. Journal of Experimental Biology: - early online

Fleischmann PN, Grob R, Rössler W (2021) Magnetosensation during re-learning walks in desert ants Cataglyphis nodus. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: - early online

Foster JJ, Tocco C, Smolka J, Khaldy L, Baird E, Byrne MJ, Nilsson D-E, Dacke M (2021) Light pollution forces a change in dung beetle orientation behavior. Current Biology: - early online

George EA, Thulasi N, Kohl PL, Suresh S, Rutschmann B, Brockmann A (2021) Distance estimation by Asian honey bees in two visually different landscapes. Journal of Experimental Biology 224: jeb242404

Georgiev KB, Beudert B, Bässler C, Feldhaar H, Heibl C, Karasch P, Müller J, Perlík M, Weiss I, Thorn S (2021) Forest disturbance and salvage logging have neutral long-term effects on drinking water quality but alter biodiversity. Forest Ecology and Management 495: 119354

Grob R, el Jundi B, Fleischmann PN (2021) Towards a common terminology for arthropod spatial orientation. Ethology Ecology & Evolution33: 338-358

Grob R, Heinig N, Grübel K, Rössler W, Fleischmann PN (2021) Sex- and caste-specific brain adaptations related to spatial orientation in Cataglyphis ants. Journal of Comparative Neurology: - early online

Grob R, Tritscher C, Grübel K, Stigloher C, Groh C, Fleischmann PN, Rössler W (2021) Johnstontextquoterights organ and its central projections in cataglyphis desert ants. Journal of Comparative Neurology 529: 2138-2155

Guignard Q, Spaethe J, Slippers B, Strube-Bloss M, Allison JD (2021) Evidence for UV-green dichromacy in the basal hymenopteranSirex noctilio (Siricidae). Scientific Reports 11

Habenstein J, Schmitt F, Liessem S, Ly A, Trede D, Wegener C, Predel R, Rössler W, Neupert S (2021) Transcriptomic, peptidomic and mass spectrometry imaging analysis of the brain in the ant Cataglyphis nodus. Journal of Neurochemistry 158: 391-412

Habenstein J, Thamm M, Rössler W (2021) Neuropeptides as potential modulators of behavioral transitions in the antCataglyphis nodus. Journal of Comparative Neurology 529: 3155-3170

Hagge J, Müller J, Birkemoe T, Buse J, Christensen RHB, Gossner MM, Gruppe A, Heibl C, Jarzabek-Müller A, Seibold S, Siitonen J, Soutinho JG calo, Sverdrup-Thygeson A, Thorn S, Drag L (2021) What does a threatened saproxylic beetle look like? Modelling extinction risk using a new morphological trait database. Journal of Animal Ecology 90: 1934-1947

Hartke J, Waldvogel A-M, Sprenger PP, Schmitt T, Menzel F, Pfenninger M, Feldmeyer B (2021) Little parallelism in genomic signatures of local adaptation in two sympatric, cryptic sister species. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 34: 937-952

Heidrich L, Pinkert S, Brandl R, Bässler C, Hacker H, Roth N, Busse A, Müller J, Friess N (2021) Noctuid and geometrid moth assemblages show divergent elevational gradients in body size and color lightness. Ecography 44: 1169-1179

Heinze S, el Jundi B, Berg BG, Homberg U, Menzel R, Pfeiffer K, Hensgen R, Zittrell F, Dacke M, Warrant E, Pfuhl G, Rybak J, Tedore K (2021) A unified platform to manage, share, and archive morphological and functional data in insect neuroscience. eLife 10: e65376

Helfrich-Förster C, Monecke S, Spiousas I, Hovestadt T, Mitesser O, Wehr TA (2021) Women temporarily synchronize their menstrual cycles with the luminance and gravimetric cycles of the Moon. Science Advances 7: eabe1358

Herbertsson L, Ekroos J, Albrecht M, Bartomeus I, Batáry P, Bommarco R, Caplat P, Diekötter T, Eikestam JM, Entling MH, Farbu S, Farwig N, Gonzalez-Varo JP, Hass AL, Holzschuh A, Hopfenmüller S, Jakobsson A, Jauker B, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Kleve W, Kunin WE, Lindström SA, Mullen S, Öckinger E, Petanidou T, Potts SG, Power EF, Rundlöf M, Seibel K, S~ober V, Söderman A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Teder T, Tscharntke T, Smith HG (2021) Bees increase seed set of wild plants while the proportion of arable land has a variable effect on pollination in European agricultural landscapes. Plant Ecology and Evolution 154: 341-350

Hlásny T s, König L, Krokene P, Lindner M, Montagné-Huck C, Müller J, Qin H, Raffa KF, Schelhaas M-J, Svoboda M, Viiri H, Seidl R (2021) Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Europe: State of Knowledge and Ways Forward for Management. Current Forestry Reports 7: 138-165

Hurd PJ, Grübel K, Wojciechowski M, Maleszka R, Rössler W (2021) Novel structure in the nuclei of honey bee brain neurons revealed by immunostaining. Scientific reports 11: 6852

Hutchinson LA, Oliver TH, Breeze TD, Bailes EJ, Brünjes L, Campbell AJ, Erhardt A, de Groot GA, Földesi R, García D, Goulson D, Hainaut H, Hambäck PA, Holzschuh A, Jauker F, Klatt BK, Klein A-M, Kleijn D, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Krimmer E, McKerchar M, Miñarro M, Phillips BB, Potts SG, Pufal G, Radzeviv ci=ut.e R, Roberts SP, Samnegr ard U, Schulze J, Shaw RF, Tscharntke T, Vereecken NJ, Westbury DB, Westphal C, Wietzke A, Woodcock BA, Garratt MP (2021) Using ecological and field survey data to establish a national list of the wild bee pollinators of crops. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 315: 107447

Kohl PL, Rutschmann B (2021) Honey bees communicate distance via non-linear waggle duration functions. PeerJ 9: e11187

Kortmann M, Müller JC, Baier R, Bässler C, Buse J, Cholewińska O, Förschler MI, Georgiev KB, Hilszczański J, Jaroszewicz B, Jaworski T, Kaufmann S, Kuijper D, Lorz J, Lotz A, L ubek A, Mayer M, Mayerhofer S, Meyer S, Morinière J, Popa F, Reith H, Roth N, Seibold S, Seidl R, Stengel E, Wolski GJ, Thorn S (2021) Ecology versus society: Impacts of bark beetle infestations on biodiversity and restorativeness in protected areas of Central Europe. Biological Conservation 254: 108931

Kriegel P, Fritze M-A, Thorn S (2021) Surface temperature and shrub cover drive ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages in short-rotation coppices. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 23: 400-410

Kriegel P, Matevski D, Schuldt A (2021) Monoculture and mixture-planting of non-native Douglas fir alters species composition, but promotes the diversity of ground beetles in a temperate forest system. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 1479-1499

Larrieu L, Cabanettes A, Courbaud B, Goulard M, Heintz W, Kozák D, Kraus D, Lachat T, Ladet S, Müller J, Paillet Y, Schuck A, Stillhard J, Svoboda M (2021) Co-occurrence patterns of tree-related microhabitats: A method to simplify routine monitoring. Ecological Indicators 127: 107757

Latifi H, Holzwarth S, Skidmore A, Brr una J, v Cervenka J, Darvishzadeh R, Hais M, Heiden U, Homolová L, Krzystek P, Schneider T, Star’y M, Wang T, Müller J, Heurich M (2021) A laboratory for conceiving Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs)textemdashThe textquoteleftData pool initiative for the Bohemian Forest Ecosystemtextquoteright. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 12: 2073-2083

Le Provost G, Thiele J, Westphal C, Penone C, Allan E, Neyret M, van der Plas F, Ayasse M, Bardgett RD, Birkhofer K, Boch S, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Feldhaar H, Gaulton R, Goldmann K, Gossner MM, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Renner S, Scherreiks P, Sikorski J, Baulechner D, Blüthgen N, Bolliger R, Börschig C, Busch V, Chisté M, Fiore-Donno AM, Fischer M, Arndt H, Hoelzel N, John K, Jung K, Lange M, Marzini C, Overmann J, Pa^sali’c E, Perovi’c DJ, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sonnemann I, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tschapka M, Türke M, Vogt J, Wehner K, Weiner C, Weisser W, Wells K, Werner M, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Zaitsev AS, Manning P (2021) Contrasting responses of above- and belowground diversity to multiple components of land-use intensity. Nature Communications 12: 3918

Leroy BML, Lemme H, Braumiller P, Hilmers T, Jacobs M, Hochrein S, Kienlein S, Müller J, Pretzsch H, Stimm K, Seibold S, Jaworek J, Hahn WA, Müller-Kroehling S, Weisser WW (2021) Relative impacts of gypsy moth outbreaks and insecticide treatments on forest resources and ecosystems: An experimental approach. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 2

Leverkus AB, Thorn S, Gustafsson L, Noss R, Müller J, Pausas JG, Lindenmayer DB (2021) Environmental policies to cope with novel disturbance regimestextendashsteps to address a world scientiststextquoteright warning to humanity. Environmental Research Letters 16: 021003

Loos J, Krauss J, Lyons A, Föst S, Ohlendorf C, Racky S, Röder M, Hudel L, Herfert V, Tscharntke T (2021) Local and landscape responses of biodiversity in calcareous grasslands. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 2415-2432

Maas B, Brandl M, Hussain RI, Frank T, Zulka KP, Rabl D, Walcher R, Moser D (2021) Functional traits driving pollinator and predator responses to newly established grassland strips in agricultural landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 1728-1737

Mayr AV, Keller A, Peters MK, Grimmer G, Krischke B, Geyer M, Schmitt T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Cryptic species and hidden ecological interactions of halictine bees along an elevational gradient. Ecology and Evolution 11: 7700-7712

Mayr AV, Requier F, Peters MK, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Seasonal variation in the ecology of tropical cavity-nesting Hymenoptera on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Frontiers of Biogeography 13

Moris VC, Christmann K, Wirtgen A, Belokobylskij SA, Berg A, Liebig W-H, Soon V, Baur H, Schmitt T, Niehuis O (2021) Cuticular hydrocarbons on old museum specimens of the spiny mason wasp, Odynerus spinipes (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae), shed light on the distribution and on regional frequencies of distinct chemotypes. Chemoecology 31: 311-322

Müller J, Schuh R (2021) A new species of Tarphius Erichson, 1845 (Coleoptera: Zopheridae) from Iran. Zootaxa 5005: 375-380

Nguyen TAT, Beetz MJ, Merlin C, el Jundi B (2021) Sun compass neurons are tuned to migratory orientation in monarch butterflies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288: 20202988

Nooten SS, Lee RH, Guénard B (2021) Evaluating the conservation value of sacred forests for ant taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity in highly degraded landscapes. Biological Conservation 261: 109286

Nuotclà JA, Diehl JMC, Taborsky M (2021) Habitat Quality Determines Dispersal Decisions and Fitness in a Beetle textendash Fungus Mutualism. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 602672

Otieno M, Joshi N, Rutschmann B (2021) Flower visitors of textitStreptocarpus teitensis : implications for conservation of a critically endangered African violet species in Kenya. PeerJ 9: e10473

Pauli T, Meusemann K, Kukowka S, Sann M, Donath A, Mayer C, Oeyen JP, Ballesteros Y, Berg A, van den Berghe E, Escalona HE, Guglielmino A, Niehuis M, Olmi M, Podsiadlowski L, Polidori C, de Rond J, Rosa P, Schmitt T, Strumia F, Wurdack M, Liu S, Zhou X, Misof B, Peters RS, Niehuis O (2021) Analysis of RNA-Seq, DNA Target Enrichment, and Sanger Nucleotide Sequence Data Resolves Deep Splits in the Phylogeny of Cuckoo Wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). Insect Systematics and Diversity 5: 1

Pauls D, Selcho M, Räderscheidt J, Amatobi KM, Fekete A, Krischke M, Hermann-Luibl C, Ozbek-Unal AG, Ehmann N, Itskov PM, Kittel RJ, Helfrich-Förster C, Kühnlein RP, Mueller MJ, Wegener C (2021) Endocrine signals fine-tune daily activity patterns in Drosophila. Current Biology 31: 4076-4087.e5

Pisokas I, Rössler W, Webb B, Zeil J, Narendra A (2021) Anesthesia disrupts distance, but not direction, of path integration memory. Current Biology: - early online

Püffel F, Pouget A, Liu X, Zuber M, van de Kamp T, Roces F, Labonte D (2021) Morphological determinants of bite force capacity in insects: a biomechanical analysis of polymorphic leaf-cutter ants. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 18: 20210424

Pütz SM, Kram J, Rauh E, Kaiser S, Toews R, Lueningschroer-Wang Y, Rieger D, Raabe T (2021) Loss of p21-activated kinase Mbt/PAK4 causes Parkinson-like phenotypes in Drosophila. Disease Models & Mechanisms 14

Redlich S, Martin EA, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Sustainable landscape, soil and crop management practices enhance biodiversity and yield in conventional cereal systems. Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 507-517

Redlich S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Uhler J, Müller J (2021) Hover flies: An incomplete indicator of biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118: e2112619118

Roth N, Hacker HH, Heidrich L, Friess N, García-Barros E, Habel JC, Thorn S, Müller J (2021) Host specificity and species colouration mediate the regional decline of nocturnal moths in central European forests. Ecography 44: 941-952

Rother L, Kraft N, Smith DB, el Jundi B, Gill RJ, Pfeiffer K (2021) A micro-CT-based standard brain atlas of the bumblebee. Cell and Tissue Research: - early online

Ruedenauer FA, Biewer NW, Nebauer CA, Scheiner M, Spaethe J, Leonhardt SD (2021) Honey bees can taste amino and fatty acids in pollen, but not sterols. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9

Ruf F, Mitesser O, Mungwa ST, Horn M, Rieger D, Hovestadt T, Wegener C (2021) Natural Zeitgebers Under Temperate Conditions Cannot Compensate for the Loss of a Functional Circadian Clock in Timing of a Vital Behavior in textitDrosophila. Journal of Biological Rhythms 36: 271-285

Sagwe RN, Peters MK, Dubois T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Lattorff HMG (2021) Pollinator supplementation mitigates pollination deficits in smallholder avocado (Persea americana Mill.) production systems in Kenya. Basic and Applied Ecology 56: 392-400

Scheiner R, Lim K, Meixner MD, Gabel MS (2021) Comparing the appetitive learning performance of six european honeybee subspecies in a common apiary. Insects 12: 768

Schilcher F, Thamm M, Strube-Bloss M, Scheiner R (2021) Opposing actions of octopamine and tyramine on honeybee vision. Biomolecules 11: 1374

Seibold S, Hothorn T, Gossner MM, Simons NK, Blüthgen N, Müller J, Ambarli D, Ammer C, Bauhus J, Fischer M, Habel JC, Penone C, Schall P, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW (2021) Insights from regional and short-term biodiversity monitoring datasets are valuable: a reply to Daskalova textitet al . 2021. Insect Conservation and Diversity 14: 144-148

Seibold S, Rammer W, Hothorn T, Seidl R, Ulyshen MD, Lorz J, Cadotte MW, Lindenmayer DB, Adhikari YP, Aragón R, Bae S, Baldrian P, Barimani Varandi H, Barlow J, Bässler C, Beauchêne J, Berenguer E, Bergamin RS, Birkemoe T, Boros G, Brandl R, Brustel H, Burton PJ, Cakpo-Tossou YT, Castro J, Cateau E, Cobb TP, Farwig N, Fernández RD, Firn J, Gan KS, González G, Gossner MM, Habel JC, Hébert C, Heibl C, Heikkala O, Hemp A, Hemp C, Hjältén J, Hotes S, Kouki J, Lachat T, Liu J, Liu Y, Luo Y-H, Macandog DM, Martina PE, Mukul SA, Nachin B, Nisbet K, OtextquoterightHalloran J, Oxbrough A, Pandey JN, Pavlív cek T s, Pawson SM, Rakotondranary JS, Ramanamanjato J-B, Rossi L, Schmidl J, Schulze M, Seaton S, Stone MJ, Stork NE, Suran B, Sverdrup-Thygeson A, Thorn S, Thyagarajan G, Wardlaw TJ, Weisser WW, Yoon S, Zhang N, Müller J (2021) The contribution of insects to global forest deadwood decomposition. Nature 597: 77-81

Senapathi D, Fründ J, Albrecht M, Garratt MPD, Kleijn D, Pickles BJ, Potts SG, An J, Andersson GKS, Bänsch S, Basu P, Benjamin F, Bezerra ADM, Bhattacharya R, Biesmeijer JC, Blaauw B, Blitzer EJ, Brittain CA, Carvalheiro LG, Cariveau DP, Chakraborty P, Chatterjee A, Chatterjee S, Cusser S, Danforth BN, Degani E, Freitas BM, Garibaldi LA, Geslin B, de Groot GA, Harrison T, Howlett B, Isaacs R, Jha S, Klatt BK, Krewenka K, Leigh S, Lindström SAM, Mandelik Y, McKerchar M, Park M, Pisanty G, Rader R, Reemer M, Rundlöf M, Smith B, Smith HG, Silva PN, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Webber S, Westbury DB, Westphal C, Wickens JB, Wickens VJ, Winfree R, Zhang H, Klein A-M (2021) Wild insect diversity increases inter-annual stability in global crop pollinator communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288: rspb.2021.0212, 20210212

Sommerfeld A, Rammer W, Heurich M, Hilmers T, Müller J, Seidl R (2021) Do bark beetle outbreaks amplify or dampen future bark beetle disturbances in Central Europe?. Journal of Ecology 109: 737-749

Soon V, Castillo-Cajas RF, Johansson N, Paukkunen J, Rosa P, Odegaard F, Schmitt T, Niehuis O (2021) Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profile Analyses Help Clarify the Species Identity of Dry-Mounted Cuckoo Wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae), Including Type Material, and Reveal Evidence for a Cryptic Species. Insect Systematics and Diversity 5: 3

Sprenger PP, Müsse C, Hartke J, Feldmeyer B, Schmitt T, Gebauer G, Menzel F (2021) Dinner with the roommates: trophic niche differentiation and competition in a mutualistic ant-ant association. Ecological Entomology 46: 562-572

Thamm M, Wagler K, Brockmann A, Scheiner R (2021) Tyramine 1 receptor distribution in the brain of corbiculate bees points to a conserved function. Brain, Behavior and Evolution: - early online

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Lindenmayer DB, Thorn S, Banks S (2017) Please do not (further) disturb ecosystems - A radical change is needed in the way ecosystems are treated after natural disturbance. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1: 0031.

Mader V, Diehl E, Fiedler D, Thorn S, Wolters V, Birkhofer K (2017) Trade-offs in arthropod conservation between productive and non-productive agri-environmental schemes along a landscape complexity gradient. Insect Conservation and Diversity 10: 236-247.

Markert SM, Bauer, V Muenz TS, Jones NG, Helmprobst F, Britz S, Sauer M, Rössler W, Engstler M, Stigloher C (2017) 3D subcellular localization with superresolution array tomography on ultrathin sections of various species. In Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy III (Müller-Reichert T, Verkade P, Eds), pp 21-47, Academic Press. doi.org/10.1016/bs.mcb.2017.03.004

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Martin EA, Heurich M, Müller J, Bufka L, Bubliy, O Fickel J (2017) Genetic variability and size estimates of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) population in the Bohemian Forest Ecosystem. Mammalian Biology 86: 42-47.

Menegazzi P, Benetta ED, Beauchamp M, Schlichting M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Helfrich-Förster (2017) Adaptation of circadian neuronal network to photoperiod in high-latitude european drosophilids. Current Biology 27, 833-839.

Menzel F, Blaimer B, Schmitt T (2017) How do cuticular hydrocarbons evolve? Physiological constraints, climatic and biotic selection pressures act on a complex functional trait in insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, London 284: 20161727. doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.1727.

Menzel F, Schmitt T, Blaimer B (2017) The evolution of a complex trait: cuticular hydrocarbons in ants evolve independently from phylogenetic constraints. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 1372-1385. doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13115.

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

Mildner S, Roces F (2017) Plasticity of Daily Behavioral Rhythms in Foragers and Nurses of the Ant Camponotus rufipes: Influence of Social Context and Feeding Times. PLOS ONE 12: 1-23. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0169244

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Moraes A, de Mesquita Filho J, Koehler S, Cabral J, Lopes Gomes S, Viccini L, Barros F, Felix L, Guerra M, Forni-Martins E (2017) Karyotype diversity and genome size variation in Neotropical Maxillariinae orchids. Plant Biology 19: 298-308.

Müller J, Sagheb-Talebi K, Thorn S (2017) Protect Iran's ancient forest from logging. Science 335: 919.

Mueller UG, Ishak HD, Bruschi SM, Smith CC, Herman JJ, Solomon SE, Mikheyev AS, Rabeling C, Scott JJ, Cooper M, Rodrigues A, Ortiz A, Brandão CRF, Lattke JE, Pagnocca FC, Rehner SA, Schultz TR, Vasconcelos HL, Adams RMM, Bollazzi M, Clark RM, Himler AG, LaPolla JS, Leal IR, Johnson RA, Roces F, Sosa-Calvo J, Wirth R, Bacci M (2017) Biogeography of mutualistic fungi cultivated by leafcutter ants. Molecular Ecology 26: 6921-6937. doi.org/10.1111/mec.14431

Nürnberger F, Steffan-Dewenter I, Härtel S (2017) Combined effects of waggle dance communication and landscape heterogeneity on nectar and pollen uptake in honey bee colonies. PeerJ 5: e3441. doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3441.

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Polidori C, Giordani I, Wurdack M, Tormos J, Asís JD, Schmitt T (2017) Post-mating shift towards longer-chain cuticular hydrocarbons drastically reduces female attractiveness to males in a digger wasp. Journal of Insect Physiology 100: 119-127. doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2017.05.001.

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

Quillfeldt P, Thorn S, Richter B, Nabte M, Coria N, Masello JF, Massaro M, Neves VC, Libertelli M (2017) Testing the usefulness of hydrogen and compound-specific stable isotope analyses in seabird feathers - a case study in two sympatric Antarctic storm-petrels. Marine Biology 164: 192-199.

Reim T, Balfanz S, Baumann A, Blenau W, Thamm M, Scheiner R (2017) AmTAR2: Functional characterization of a honeybee tyramine receptor stimulating adenylyl cyclase activity. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 80: 91-100. doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2016.12.004

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

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Rosbakh S, Leingärtner A, Hoiss B, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Poschlod P (2017) Contrasting Effects of Extreme Drought and Snowmelt Patterns on Mountain Plants along an Elevation Gradient. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1478. doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.0147.

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Ruedenauer FA, Leonhardt SD, Schmalz F, Rössler W, Strube-Bloss MF (2017) Separation of different pollen types by chemotactile sensing in Bombus terrestris. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 1435-1442. doi.org/10.1242/jeb.153122

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Thorn S, Bässler C, Svoboda M, Müller J (2017) Effects of natural disturbances and salvage logging on biodiversity - Lessons from the Bohemian Forest. Forest Ecology and Management 388: 113-119.

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