Veröffentlichungen / Publications


Austel N, Reinecke A, Björkman C, Hilker M, Meiners T: Phenotypic plasticity in a willow leaf beetle depends on host plant species: release and recognition of beetle odors. Chemical Senses 40, 109-124 (2015)

Eilers E, Pauls G, Rillig M, Hansson BS, Hilker M, Reinecke A: Novel set-up for low-disturbance sampling of volatile and non-volatile compounds from plant roots. Journal of Chemical Ecology, doi: 10.1007/s10886-015-0559-9 (2015)

Goymann W and Helm B.:
Seasonality of life histories in tropical birds: Circannual rhythms and Zeitgeber, in: Numata, H., Helm, B. (Eds.), Annual, lunar, and tidal clocks. Patterns and mechanisms of nature's enigmatic rhythms. Springer, Tokyo, pp. 247-275 (2015)

Knief, U., Hemmrich-Stanisak, G., Wittig, M., Franke, A., Griffith, S., Kempenaers, B. and Forstmeier, W.: Quantifying realized inbreeding in wild and captive animal populations. Heredity doi: 10.1038/hdy.2014.116 (2015)

Quispe R, Trappschuh M, Gahr M, and Goymann W: Towards more physiological manipulations of hormones in field studies: Comparing the release dynamics of three kinds of testosterone implants, silastic tubing, time-release pellets and beeswax. General and Comparative Endocrinology 212: 100–105 (2015)

Riede, T., Forstmeier, W., Kempenaers, B. and Goller, F.: The functional morphology of male courtship displays in the pectoral sandpiper (Calidris melanotos). The Auk 132, 65-77 (2015)


Ashley, N. T., T. Ubuka, I. Schwabl, W. Goymann, B. M. Salli, G. E. Bentley, and C. L. Buck: Revealing a Circadian Clock in Captive Arctic-Breeding Songbirds, Lapland Longspurs (Calcarius lapponicus), under Constant Illumination. Journal of Biological Rhythms 29: 456-469 (2014)

Beckers GJL, van der Meij J, Lesku JA, Rattenborg NC.: Plumes of neuronal activity propagate in three dimensions through the nuclear avian brain. BMC Biology, in press

Beran F, Pauchet Y, Kunert G, Reichelt M, Wielsch N, Vogel H, Reinecke A, Svatoš A, Mewis I, Schmid D, Ramasamy S, Ulrichs C, Hansson BS, Gershenzon J, Heckel DG: Phyllotreta striolata flea beetles use host plant defense compounds to create their own glucosinolate-myrosinase system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1321781111 (2014)

Bulla M, Valcu M, Rutten AL, Kempenaers B.: Biparental incubation patterns in a high-Arctic breeding shorebird: how do pairs divide their duties? Behav Ecol 25: 152-164 (2014

Clarin, Theresa M.A.; Ivailo Borissov, Rachel A. Page, John M. Ratcliffe and Björn M. Siemers: Social learning within and across species: information transfer in mouse-eared bats. Can. J. Zool. 92: 129–139 (2014)

Clavijo McCormick, A; Irmisch, S; Reinecke, A; Boeckler, GA; Veit, D; Reichelt, M; Hansson, BS; Gershenzon, J; Köllner, TG; Unsicker, SB: Herbivore-induced volatile emission in black poplar - regulation and role in attracting herbivore enemies. Plant, Cell and Environment, doi: 10.1111/pce.12287 (2014)

Dehnhard, Nina; Poisbleau Maud; Demongin Laurent; Ludynia Katrin and Quillfeldt Petra: High juvenile annual survival probabilities in Southern Rockhopper Penguins Eudyptes chrysocome are independent of individual fledging traits. Ibis 156, 548–560 (2014)

Dittrich F, Ramenda C, Grillitsch D, Frankl-Vilches C, Ko MC, Hertel M, Goymann W, Ter Maat A, Gahr M.: Regulatory mechanisms of testosterone-stimulated song in the sensorimotor nucleus HVC of female songbirds. BMC Neurosci. 15 (1): 128 (2014)

Evans, S.R., Schielzeth, H., Forstmeier, W., Sheldon, B.C. and Husby, A.: Nonautosomal genetic variation in carotenoid coloration. American Naturalist 184, 374-383 (2014)

Forstmeier, W., Nakagawa, S., Griffith, S. and Kempenaers, B. Female extra-pair mating: adaptation or genetic constraint? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29, 456-464 (2014)

Gahr, M.: How Hormone-Sensitive Are Bird Songs And What Are The Underlying Mechanisms. Acta Acustica United with Acustica, 100: 705-718 (2014)

Gehrold, A.: Forschung am Ismaninger Speichersee mit Fischteichen: Ortstreue und Habitatwahl mausernder Schnatterenten. Falke 61(7), 24-26 (2014)

Girndt A, Knief U, Forstmeier W and Kempenaers B.: Triploid ZZZ Zebra Finches Taeniopygia guttata exhibit abnormal sperm heads and poor reproductive performance. Ibis 156: 472-477 (2014)

Goymann W. and Wingfield J.C.: Male-to-female testosterone ratios, dimorphism, and life history—what does it really tell us? Behavioral Ecology, 25(4), 685–699 (2014)

Goymann W. and Wingfield J.C.: Correlated evolution of female and male testosterone—internal constraints or external determinants? A response to comments on Goymann and Wingfield. Behavioral Ecology, 25(4), 704–705 (2014)

Kaissling K.E.: Pheromone reception in insects (the example of silk moths), In “Neurobiology of Chemical Communication”, ed. by C. Mucignat-Caretta, CRC press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, London, New York, 99 - 146 (2014)

Leitner, S.: Von Grünpflanzen beeinflusst: Brutverhalten des Kanarengirlitzes. Falke 61(7), 30-32 (2014)

Luo, Jinhong; Koselj, Klemen; Zsebők, Sándor; Siemers, Björn M.; Goerlitz, Holger R.: Global warming alters sound transmission: differential impact on the prey detection ability of echolocating bats. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 11, 91 in press (2014)

Mueller JC, Edelaar P, Carrete M, Serrano D, Potti J, Blas J, Dingemanse NJ, Kempenaers B and Tella JL: Behaviour-related DRD4 polymorphisms in invasive bird populations. Mol Ecol 23: 2876–2885 (2014)

Niemelä, P.T. and Dingemanse, N.J.: Artificial environments and the study of ‘adaptive’ personalities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, in press (2014)

Osvath, M. and Sima, M.: Sub-adult Ravens Synchronize their Play: A Case of Emotional Contagion? Animal Behavior and Cognition, 1(2): 197-205 (2014)

Reinecke A, Hilker M: Plant semiochemicals - perception and behavioural responses by insects. In: Annual Plant Reviews, 47: Plant Insect Interactions (eds C. Voelckel & G. Jander), 115-153. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK (2014)

Riede, T., Forstmeier, W., Kempenaers, B. and Goller, F.: The functional morphology of male courtship displays in the pectoral sandpiper (Calidris melanotos). The Auk 131 (in press) (2014)

Rojas Mora, A. and Forstmeier, W.: The importance of validating experimental setups: lessons from studies of food-choice copying in zebra finches. Ethology 120, 913-922 (2014)

Sardell RJ, Kempenaers B and Duval EH.: Female mating preferences and offspring survival: testing hypotheses on the genetic basis of mate choice in a wild lekking bird. Mol Ecol 23: 933–946 (2014)

Schlicht, L; M. Valcu, P. Loës, A. Girg and B. Kempenaers: No relationship between female emergence time from the roosting place and extrapair paternity. Behavioral Ecology in press (2014)

Schlicht L, Valcu M and Kempenaers B.: Thiessen polygons as a model for animal territory estimation. Ibis 156: 215–219 (2014)

Ter Maat, Andries; Lisa Trost, Hannes Sagunsky, Susanne Seltmann, Manfred Gahr: Zebra Finch Mates Use Their Forebrain Song System in Unlearned Call Communication. Plos One 9, 10: e109334 (2014)

Valcu, M, Dale, J, Griesser, M., Nakagawa, S, and Kempenaers, B: Global gradients of avian longevity support the classic evolutionary theory of ageing. Ecography in press

Villavicencio C.P., Apfelbeck B. and Goymann W.: Parental care, loss of paternity and circulating levels of testosterone and corticosterone in a socially monogamous song bird. Frontiers in Zoology, 11:11 (2014)

Villavicencio C.P., Blas J., Goymann W.: The number of life-history stages does not influence the androgen responsiveness to male–male interactions: Sedentary and migratory black redstarts (Phoenicurus ochruros) do not elevate testosterone in response to simulated territorial intrusions. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 205, 159-165 (2014)

Voigt, C, Gahr, M, Leitner, S, Lutermann, H, and Bennett, N.: Breeding status and social environment differentially affect the expression of sex steroid receptor and aromatase mRNA in the brain of female Damaraland mole-rats. Frontiers in Zoology 11, 38 (2014)

Wallraff, Hans G.: Do olfactory stimuli provide positional information for home-oriented avian navigation? Animal Behaviour 90 e1-e6 (2014)

Wallraff, Hans G.: Pigeon homing from unfamiliar areas: An alternative to olfactory navigation is not in sight. Communicative & Integrative Biology 7, e28565 (2014)

Wickler, Wolfgang: Die Biologie der Zehn Gebote und die Natur des Menschen. Springer (2014)

Wickler, Wolfgang: Wissenschaftliche Reisen mit Loki Schmidt. Springer (2014)

Woodgate, J.L., Buchanan, K.L., Bennett, A.T.D, Catchpole, C.K., Brighton, R. and Leitner, S.: Environmental and genetic control of brain and song structure in the zebra finch. Evolution 68 (1), 230-240 (2014)




Apfelbeck B, Mortega K, Kiefer S, Kipper S, Goymann W: Life-history and hormonal control of aggression in black redstarts: Blocking testosterone does not decrease territorial aggression, but changes the emphasis of vocal behaviours during simulated territorial intrusions. Frontiers in Zoology 10, 8 (2013) 

Apfelbeck B, Mortega K, Kiefer S, Kipper S, Vellema M, Villavicencio CP, Gahr ML, Goymann W: Associated and disassociated changes in hormones, song, behavior and brain receptor expression between life-cycle stages in male black redstarts, Phoenicurus ochruros. Gen Comp Endocr, 184, 93-102 (2013)

Ashley NT, Schwabl I, Goymann W and Buck CL: Keeping time under the midnight sun: Behavioral and plasma melatonin profiles of free-living lapland longspurs (Calcarius lapponicus) during the arctic summer. Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 319, 10-22 (2013)

Araya-Ajoy, J.G. and Dingemanse, N.J.: Characterizing behavioural 'characters': an evolutionary framework. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 281: 2645 (2013)

Clarin TMA, Ruczynski I, Page RA, Siemers BM: Foraging Ecology Predicts Learning Performance in Insectivorous Bats. PLoS ONE 8(6): e64823. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064823 (2013)

Creel, S., Dantzer, B., Goymann, W. and Rubenstein, D.R.: The ecology of stress: effects of the social environment. Functional Ecology, 27, 66-80 (2013)

Dehnhard, N. and Hennicke, J.C.: Leucocyte profiles and body condition in breeding brown boobies and red-tailed tropicbirds: effects of breeding stage and sex. Australian Journal of Zoology 61: 178-185 (2013)

Dehnhard, N., Poisbleau, M., Demongin, L., Ludynia, K., Lecoq, M., Masello, J.F. and Quillfeldt, P.: Survival of rockhopper penguins in times of global climate change. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23: 777-789 (2013)

Dingemanse, N.J. and Dochtermann, N.A.: Individual behaviour: behavioural ecology meets quantitative genetics. In: Wild Quantitative Genetics (Ed. by A.Charmantier, D.Garant & L.E.B.Kruuk) Oxford University Press (2014)

Dingemanse, N.J. and Dochtermann, N.A.: Quantifying individual variation in behaviour: mixed-effect modelling approaches. Journal of Animal Ecology 82, 39-54 (2013)

Dingemanse, N.J. and Réale, D.: What is the evidence for natural selection maintaining animal personality variation? In: Carere, C. and Maestripieri, D. (eds.): Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (2013)

Dingemanse, N.J. and Wolf, M.: Between-individual differences in behavioural plasticity: causes and consequences. Animal Behaviour (In Press) (2013)

Dittrich, F., ter Maat, A., Jansen, R.F., Pieneman, A., Hertel, M., Frankl-Vilches, C., Gahr, M.: Maximized song learning of juvenile male zebra finches following BDNF expression in the HVC. European Journal of Neuroscience, in press (2013)

Dochtermann, N.A. and Dingemanse, N.J.: Behavioral syndromes as evolutionary constraints. Behavioral Ecology (In Press) (2013)

Dominoni D, Goymann W, Helm B, Partecke J.: Urban-like night illumination reduces melatonin release in European blackbirds (Turdus merula): implications of city life for biological time-keeping of songbirds. Frontiers in Zoology 10, 60 (2013)

Fusani L, Coccon F, Rojas Mora A, Goymann W: Melatonin reduces migratory restlessness in Sylvia warblers during autumnal migration. Frontiers in Zoology 2013, 10: 79 (2013)

Geberzahn, N. and Gahr, M.: Song Learning in Male and Female Uraeginthus cyanocephalus, a Tropical Songbird Species. Journal of Comparative Psychology, Vol. 127, No. 4, 352–364 (2013)

Gehrold A, Bauer H-G, Fiedler W, Wikelski M.: Great flexibility in autumn movement patterns of European gadwalls Anas strepera. J Avian Biol 45(2):131-139 (2013)

Gehrold, A. and Köhler, P.: Wing-moulting waterbirds maintain body condition under good environmental conditions: a case study of Gadwalls (Anas strepera). Journal of Ornithology, in press (2013) DOI 10.1007/s10336-013-0944-5

Gehrold, A., Leitner, S., Laucht, S. and Derégnaucourt, S.: Heterospecific exposure affects the development of secondary sexual traits in male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Behavioural Processes 94, 67-75 (2013)

Hall, Michelle L. , Sjouke A. Kingma, Anne Peters: Male Songbird Indicates Body Size with Low-Pitched Advertising Songs. PLOS ONE 8, 2, e56717 (2013)

Heber S, Varsani A, Kuhn S, Girg A, Kempenaers B and Briskie J.: The genetic rescue of two bottlenecked South Island robin populations using translocations of inbred donors. Proc R Soc Lond B 280, doi: 0.1098/rspb.2012.2228 (2013)

Hirschenhauser, K., Gahr, M.L. and Goymann, W. Winning and losing in public: Audiences direct future success in Japanese quail. Hormones and Behavior, 63, 625–633 (2013)

Ihle, M. and Forstmeier, W.: Revisiting the evidence for inbreeding avoidance in zebra finches. Behavioral Ecology 24, 1356-1362 (2013)

Ihle M, Kempenaers B and Forstmeier W.: Does hatching failure breed infidelity? Behav Ecol 24: 119-127 (2013)

Kaissling, K.-E.: Kinetics of olfactory responses might largely depend on the odorant–receptor interaction and the odorant deactivation postulated for flux detectors. J Comp Physiol A 199:879-896 (2013)

Kárpáti Z, Knaden M, Reinecke A, Hansson BS: Intraspecific combinations of flower and leaf volatiles act together in attracting hawkmoth pollinators. PLoS ONE, 8, e72805 EP (2013)

Landys MM, Goymann W, Soma KK and Slagsvold T: Year-round territorial aggression is independent of plasma DHEA in the European nuthatch Sitta europaea. Hormones and Behavior, 63, 166-172 (2013)

Leisler, Bernd and Karl Schulze-Hagen: Der stechende Blick - neues Licht auf alte Vorstellungen zu Mimikry und Wehrtracht. Vogelwarte, 51, 55-62 (2013)

Ludynia K., Dehnhard, N., Poisbleau, M., Demongin, L., Masello, J.F., Voigt, C.C., Quillfeldt, P.: Sexual segregation in rockhopper penguins during incubation. Animal Behaviour 85: 255-267 (2013)

Mathot KJ, Martin K, Kempenaers B and Forstmeier W.: Basal metabolic rate can evolve independently of morphological and behavioural traits. Heredity 111: 175–181 (2013)

Mueller, J.C., Korsten, P., Hermannstädter, C., Feulner, T., Dingemanse, N.J., Matthysen, E., van Oers, K., Overveld, T., Patrick, S.C., Quinn, J.L., Riemenschneider, M., Tinbergen, J.M. and Kempenaers, B.: Haplotype structure, adaptive history and associations with exploratory behaviour of the DRD4 region in four great tit (Parus major) populations. Molecular Ecology 22: 2797-2809 (2013)

Mutzel, A., Blom, M.P.K., Spagopouloua, F., Wright, J., Dingemanse, N.J. and Kempenaers, B.: Temporal trade-offs between nestling provisioning and defence against nest predators in blue tits. Animal Behaviour 85: 1459-1469 (2013)

Mutzel, A; NJ Dingemanse, JG Araya-Ajoy, B Kempenaers: Parental provisioning behaviour plays a key role in linking personality with reproductive success. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 280: 1019 (2013)

Nemeth, Erwin; Nadia Pieretti, Sue Anne Zollinger, Nicole Geberzahn, Jesko Partecke, Ana Catarina Miranda and Henrik Brumm: Bird song and anthropogenic noise: Vocal constraints may explain why birds sing higher frequency songs in cities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, in press (2013)

Nicolaus M., Brommer J.E., Ubels R., Tinbergen J.M., and Dingemanse N.J.: Exploring patterns of variation in clutch size–density reaction norms in a wild passerine bird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 2031-2043 (2013)

Niemela, P., Dingemanse, N.J., Alioravainen, N., Vainikka, A. and Kortet, R.: Personality pace-of-life hypothesis: testing genetic associations among personality and life-history. Behavioral Ecology (In Press) (2013)

Poisbleau, M., Dehnhard, N., Demongin, L., Parenteau, C., Quillfeldt, P., Eens, M.: Females paired with new and heavy mates increase their chances of fledging in the whole clutch via differential intra-clutch egg provisioning. PLoS ONE: e72136 (2013)

Reers, H., Forstmeier, W. and Jacot, A.: Acoustic similarity to parental calls promotes response to unfamiliar calls in zebra finch fledglings. Animal Behaviour 86, 159-167 (2013)

Rensel, M.A.; L. Salwiczek, J. Roth, B.A. Schlinger: Context-specific effects of estradiol on spatial learning and memory in the zebra finch. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 100, 41–47 (2013)

Rensel, M.A.; L. Salwiczek, J. Roth, B.A. Schlinger: Context-specific effects of estradiol on spatial learning and memory in the zebra finch. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 100, 41–47 (2013)

Salvarina, Ioanna; Elizabeth Yohannes, Björn M. Siemers and Klemen Koselj: Advantages of using fecal samples for stable isotope analysis in bats: evidence from a triple isotopic experiment. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (in press) (2013)

Schlicht E and Kempenaers B.: Effects of social and extra-pair mating on sexual selection in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus). Evolution 67: 1420-1434 (2013)

Schoech SJ, Bowman R, Hahn TP, Goymann W, Schwabl I, Bridge ES: The effects of low levels of light at night upon the endocrine physiology of western scrub-jays (Aphelocoma californica). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 319, 527-538 (2013)

Späthe A, Reinecke A, Haverkamp A, Hansson BS, Knaden M: Host plant odors represent immiscible information entities - blend composition and concentration matter in hawkmoths. PLoS ONE, 8, e77135 EP (2013)

Steiger S, Valcu M, Spoelstra K, Helm B, Wikelski M and Kempenaers B.: When the sun never sets: diverse activity rhythms under continuous daylight in free-living arctic-breeding birds. Proc R Soc Lond B 280: 1016 (2013)

Steinmeyer C, Mueller JC and Kempenaers B.: Individual variation in sleep behaviour in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus): assortative mating and associations with fitness-related traits. J Avian Biol 44: 159-168 (2013)

Stuber, E.F., Araya-Ajoy, J.G., Mathot, KJ., Nicolaus, M., Wijmenga, J.J., Mueller, J.C. and Dingemanse, N.J.: Slow explorers take less risk: a problem of sampling bias in ecological studies. Behavioral Ecology 24 (5): 1092-1098 (2013)

van de Pol, Martijn , Lyanne Brouwer, Lesley C. Brooker, Michael G. Brooker, Diane Colombelli-Négrel, Michelle L. Hall, Naomi E. Langmore, Anne Peters, Stephen Pruett-Jones, Eleanor M. Russell, Michael S. Webster and Andrew Cockburn: Problems with using large-scale oceanic climate indices to compare climatic sensitivities across populations and species. Ecography 36: 001–007, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2012.00143.x (2013)

Villavicencio CP, Apfelbeck B, Goymann W.: Experimental induction of social instability during early breeding does not alter testosterone levels in male black redstarts, a socially monogamous songbird. Horm Behav 64:461-467 (2013)

Voigt, C. and Leitner, S.: Testosterone-dependency of male solo song in a duetting songbird - Evidence from females. Hormones and Behavior, 63, 122-127 (2013)

Wallraff, H. G.: Ratios among atmospheric trace gases together with winds imply exploitable information for bird navigation: a model elucidating experimental results. Biogeosciences 10: 6929-6943 (2013)

Wickler W.: Understanding Mimicry - with Special Reference to Vocal Mimicry. Ethology 119, 259-269 (2013)

Wilson, A.D.M., Krause, S., Dingemanse, N.J., and Krause, J.:  Network position: a key component in the characterisation of social personality types. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67, 163-173 (2013)

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