The ecology of species interactions

Mahdavi-Arab, N., S. T. Meyer, M. Mehrparvar and W. W. Weisser. 2014. Complex Effects of Fertilization on Plant and Herbivore Performance in the Presence of a Plant Competitor and Activated Carbon. PLoS ONE 9:e103731. PDF

Bässler, C., T. Hothorn, R. Brandl and J. Müller. 2013. Insects Overshoot the Expected Upslope Shift Caused by Climate Warming. PLoS ONE 8:e65842. PDF

Boch, S., M. Berlinger, M. Fischer, E. Knop, W. Nentwig, M. Türke and D. Prati. 2013. Fern and bryophyte endozoochory by slugs. Oecologia 172:817-822. PDF

Griffith, B., M. Türke, W. W. Weisser and N. Eisenhauer. 2013. Herbivore behavior in the anecic earthworm species Lumbricus terrestris L.? European Journal of Soil Biology 55:62-65. PDF

Kigathi, R. N., W. W. Weisser, D. Veit, J. Gershenzon and S. B. Unsicker. 2013. Plants Suppress Their Emission of Volatiles When Growing with Conspecifics. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39:537-545. PDF

Meyer, S. T., M. Neubauer, E. J. Sayer, I. R. Leal, M. Tabarelli and R. Wirth. 2013. Leaf-cutting ants as ecosystem engineers: topsoil and litter perturbations around Atta cephalotes nests reduce nutrient availability. Ecological Entomology 38:497-504. PDF

Türke, M., T. Blattmann, E. Knop, A. Kindermann, J. Prestele, L. Marquez, N. Eisenhauer and C. Fischer. 2013. Weeds and endangered herbs have unforeseen dispersal helpers in the agri-environment: gastropods and earthworms. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 28:380-383. PDF

Türke, M. and W. W. Weisser. 2013. Species, Diaspore Volume and Body Mass Matter in Gastropod Seed Feeding Behavior. PLoS ONE 8:e68788. PDF

Ribeiro Neto, J. D., B. X. Pinho, S. T. Meyer, R. Wirth and I. R. Leal. 2012. Drought stress drives intraspecific choice of food plants by Atta leaf-cutting ants. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 144:209-215. PDF

Sabais, A. W., N. Eisenhauer, S. König, C. Renker, F. Buscot and S. Scheu. 2012. Soil organisms shape the competition between grassland plant species. Oecologia 170:1021-1032. PDF

Türke, M., K. Andreas, M. M. Gossner, E. Kowalski, M. Lange, S. Boch, S. Socher, J. Müller, D. Prati, M. Fischer, R. Meyhöfer and W. W. Weisser. 2012. Are gastropods, rather than ants, important seed dispersers of myrmecochorous forest herbs? American Naturalist 179:124-131. PDF

Zytynska, S., M. Khudr, E. Harris and R. Preziosi. 2012. Genetic effects of tank-forming bromeliads on the associated invertebrate community in a tropical forest ecosystem. Oecologia 170:467-475. PDF

Meyer, S. T., I. R. Leal, M. Tabarelli, and R. Wirth. 2011. Ecosystem engineering by leaf-cutting ants: nests of Atta cephalotes drastically alter forest structure and microclimate. Ecological Entomology 36:14-24. PDF

Hosseini, M., A. Ashouri, A. Enkegaard, W. W. Weisser, S. H. Goldansaz, M. N. Mahalati, and H. R. S. Moayeri. 2010. Plant quality effects on intraguild predation between Orius laevigatus and Aphidoletes aphidimyza. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 135:208-216. PDF

Meyer, S. T., I. R. Leal, M. Tabarelli, R. Wirth. 2010. Performance and fate of tree seedlings on and around nests of the leaf-cutting ant Atta cephalotes: Ecological filters in a fragmented forest. Austral Ecology doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2010.02217.x PDF

Nyabuga, F. N., Y. Outreman, J.-C. Simon, D. G. Heckel, and W. W. Weisser. 2010. Effects of pea aphid secondary endosymbionts on aphid resistance and development of the aphid parasitoid Aphidius ervi: a correlative study. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 136:243-253. PDF

Türke, M., B. Fiala, K.-E. Linsenmair, and H. Feldhaar. 2010. Estimation of dispersal distances of the obligately plant-associated ant Crematogaster decamera. Ecological Entomology 35:662-671. PDF

Türke, M., E. Heinze, K. Andreas, S. M. Svendsen, M. M. Gossner, and W. W. Weisser. 2010. Seed consumption and dispersal of ant-dispersed plants by slugs. Oecologia 163:681-693. PDF

Hempel, S., C. Stein, S. B. Unsicker, C. Renker, H. Auge, W. W. Weisser, and F. Buscot. 2009. Specific bottom-up effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi across a plant-herbivore-parasitoid system. Oecologia (Berlin) 160:267-277. PDF

Kigathi, R. N., S. B. Unsicker, M. Reichelt, J. Kesselmeier, J. Gershenzon, and W. W. Weisser. 2009. Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds After Herbivory from Trifolium pratense (L.) Under Laboratory and Field Conditions. Journal of Chemical Ecology 35:1335-1348. PDF

Li, S., P. Falabella, S. Giannantonio, P. Fanti, D. Battaglia, M. C. Digilio, W. Völkl, J. J. Sloggett, W. Weisser, and F. Pennacchio. 2002. Pea aphid clonal resistance to the endophagous parasitoid Aphidius ervi. Journal of Insect Physiology 48:971-980. PDF

Flatt, T. and W. W. Weisser. 2000. The effects of mutualistic ants on aphid life history traits. Ecology 81:3522-3529. PDF

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