Molecular ecology, population genetics and community genetics (mostly on insects)

Engler, J. O., N. Balkenhol, K. J. Filz, J. C. Habel and D. Rödder. 2014. Comparative Landscape Genetics of Three Closely Related Sympatric Hesperid Butterflies with Diverging Ecological Traits. PLoS ONE 9:e106526. PDF

Habel, J. C., M. Husemann, A. Finger, P. D. Danley and F. E. Zachos. 2014. The relevance of time series in molecular ecology and conservation biology. Biological Reviews 89:484-492. PDF

Habel, J. C., R. K. Mulwa, F. Gassert, D. Rodder, W. Ulrich, L. Borghesio, M. Husemann and L. Lens. 2014. Population signatures of large-scale, long-term disjunction and small-scale, short-term habitat fragmentation in an Afromontane forest bird. Heredity 113:205-214. PDF

Hausknecht, R., S. Jacobs, J. Müller, R. Zink, H. Frey, R. Solheim, A. Vrezec, A. Kristin, J. Mihok, I. Kergalve, P. Saurola and R. Kuehn. 2014. Phylogeographic analysis and genetic cluster recognition for the conservation of Ural Owls (Strix uralensis) in Europe. Journal of Ornithology 155:121-134. PDF

Husemann, M., T. Schmitt, F. E. Zachos, W. Ulrich and J. C. Habel. 2014. Palaearctic biogeography revisited: evidence for the existence of a North African refugium for Western Palaearctic biota. Journal of Biogeography 41:81-94. PDF

Louy, D., J. C. Habel, S. Abadjiev, L. Rákosy, Z. Varga, D. Rödder and T. Schmitt. 2014. Molecules and models indicate diverging evolutionary effects from parallel altitudinal range shifts in two mountain Ringlet butterflies. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 112:569-583. PDF

Müller, J. and L. Opgenoorth. 2014. On the gap between science and conservation implementation—A national park perspective. Basic and Applied Ecology 15:373-378. PDF

Raupach, M. J. and M. M. Gossner. 2014. Barcoding the true bugs of Germany. Barcode Bulletin 5:12-13. PDF

Raupach, M. J., L. Hendrich, S. M. Küchler, F. Deister, J. Morinière and M. M. Gossner. 2014. Building-up of a DNA barcode library for true bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Germany reveals taxonomic uncertainties and surprises. PLoS ONE 9:e106940. PDF

Rowntree, J. K., S. E. Zytynska, L. Frantz, B. Hurst, A. Johnson and R. F. Preziosi. 2014. The genetics of indirect ecological effects - plant parasites and aphid herbivores. Frontiers in Genetics 5. PDF

Schmitt, T., J. C. Habel, D. Rödder and D. Louy. 2014. Effects of recent and past climatic shifts on the genetic structure of the high mountain Yellow-spotted ringlet butterfly Erebia manto (Lepidoptera, Satyrinae): a conservation problem. Global Change Biology 20:2045-2061. PDF

Singh, A., J. Braun, E. Decker, S. Hans, A. Wagner, W. W. Weisser and S. E. Zytynska. 2014. Plant genetic variation mediates an indirect ecological effect between belowground earthworms and aboveground aphids. BMC Ecology 14:25. PDF

Stoeckle, B. C., D. Müller, J. Müller and R. Kuehn. 2014. Identification of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the high montane gastropod Semilimax kotulae using high-throughput sequence data. Molluscan Research 34:20-24. PDF

Wiesner, K. R., J. C. Habel, M. M. Gossner, H. D. Loxdale, G. Köhler, A. R. R. Schneider, R. Tiedemann and W. W. Weisser. 2014. Effects of habitat structure and land-use intensity on the genetic structure of the grasshopper species Chorthippus parallelus. Proceedings of the Royal Society Open Science 1:DOI:10.1098/rsos.140133. PDF

Zytynska, S. E., L. Frantz, B. Hurst, A. Johnson, R. F. Preziosi and J. K. Rowntree. 2014. Host-plant genotypic diversity and community genetic interactions mediate aphid spatial distribution. Ecology and Evolution 4:121-131. PDF

Gassert, F., U. Schulte, M. Husemann, W. Ulrich, D. Rödder, A. Hochkirch, E. Engel, J. Meyer and J. C. Habel. 2013. From southern refugia to the northern range margin: genetic population structure of the common wall lizard, Podarcis muralis. Journal of Biogeography DOI:10.1111/jbi.12109. PDF

Habel, J. C., S. Cox, F. Gassert, R. Mulwa, J. Meyer and L. Lens. 2013. Population genetics of the East African White-eye species complex. Conservation Genetics 1-10. PDF

Homburg, K., C. Drees, M. M. Gossner, L. Rakosy, A. Vrezec and T. Assmann. 2013. Multiple Glacial Refugia of the Low-Dispersal Ground Beetle Carabus irregularis: Molecular Data Support Predictions of Species Distribution Models. PLoS ONE 8:e61185. PDF

Louy, D., J. C. Habel, S. Abadjiev and T. Schmitt. 2013. Genetic legacy from past panmixia: high genetic variability and low differentiation in disjunct populations of the Eastern Large Heath butterfly. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110:281-290. PDF

Louy, D., J. C. Habel, W. Ulrich and T. Schmitt. 2013. Out of the Alps: The Biogeography of a Disjunctly Distributed Mountain Butterfly, the Almond-Eyed Ringlet Erebia alberganus (Lepidoptera, Satyrinae). Journal of Heredity 105:28-38. PDF

Zytynska, S. E. and R. F. Preziosi. 2013. Host preference of plant genotypes is altered by intraspecific competition in a phytophagous insect. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 7:349-357. PDF

Habel, J. C., D. Rödder, L. Lens and T. Schmitt. 2012. The genetic signature of ecologically different grassland Lepidopterans. Biodiversity and Conservation 1-11. PDF

Nyabuga, F. N., H. D. Loxdale, D. G. Heckel and W. W. Weisser. 2012. Coevolutionary fine-tuning: evidence for genetic tracking between a specialist wasp parasitoid and its aphid host in a dual metapopulation interaction. Bulletin of Entomological Research 102:149-155. PDF

Nyabuga, F. N., H. D. Loxdale, D. G. Heckel and W. W. Weisser. 2011. Temporal genetic structuring of a specialist parasitoid, Lysiphlebus hirticornis Mackauer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) attacking a specialist aphid on tansy. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102:737-749. PDF

Zytynska, S. E. and R. F. Preziosi. 2011. Genetic interactions influence host preference and performance in a plant-insect system. Evolutionary Ecology 25:1321-1333. PDF

Zytynska, S. E., S. Fleming, C. Tétard-Jones, M. A. Kertesz, and R. F. Preziosi. 2010. Community genetic interactions mediate indirect ecological effects between a parasitoid wasp and rhizobacteria. Ecology 91:1563-1568. PDF

Gossner, M. M., A. Chao, R. I. Bailey, and A. Prinzing. 2009. Native fauna on exotic trees: phylogenetic conservatism and geographic contingency in two lineages of phytophages on two lineages of trees. American Naturalist 173:599-614.

Zheng, C. Z., W. W. Weisser, S. A. Harri, and O. Ovaskainen. 2009. Hierarchical Metapopulation Dynamics of Two Aphid Species on a Shared Host Plant. American Naturalist 174:331-341.

Gossner, M., K. Engel, and B. Jessel. 2008. Plant and arthropod communities in young oak stands: are they determined by site history? Biodiversity and Conservation 17:3165-3180. PDF

Unsicker, S. B., G. Kohler, J. Linz, C. Stein, and W. W. Weisser. 2008. Colour morph related performance in the meadow grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus (Orthoptera, Acrididae). Ecological Entomology 33:631-637. PDF

Irvin, M. E., G. Kampmeier, and W. W. Weisser. 2007. Aphid movement: Process and consequences. Pages 153-186 in H. F. Van Emden and R. Harrington, editors. Aphid as Crop Pests. CAB International, Wallingford.

Rauch, G. and W. W. Weisser. 2007. Local and spatial dynamics of a host-parasitoid system in a field experiment. Basic and Applied Ecology 8:89-95. PDF

Shuker, D. M., A. J. Phillimore, M. N. Burton-Chellew, S. E. Hodge, and S. A. West. 2007. The quantitative genetic basis of polyandry in the parasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis. Heredity 98:69-73. PDF

Weisser, W. W. and S. A. Harri. 2005. Colonisations and extinctions at multiple spatial scales: a case study in monophagous herbivores. Annales Zoologici Fennici 42:363-377.

Massonnet, B. and W. W. Weisser. 2004. Patterns of genetic differention between populations of the specialized herbivore Macrosiphoniella tanacetaria (Homoptera, Aphididae). Heredity 93:577-584. PDF

Massonnet, B., J. C. Simon, and W. W. Weisser. 2002. Metapopulation structure of the specialized herbivore Macrosiphoniella tanacetaria (Homoptera, Aphididae). Molecular Ecology 11:2511-2521. PDF

Weisser, W. W. 2001. Predation and the evolution of dispersal. Pages 261-280 in I. P. Woiwod, D. R. Reynolds, and C. D. Thomas, editors. Insect movement: Mechanisms and consequences. CABI Publishing, Oxon, New York, Wallingford.

Weisser, W. W. 2000. The effects of predation on dispersal. Pages 180-188 in J. Clobert, J. D. Nichols, E. Danchin, and A. Dhondt, editors. Causes, consequences and mechansisms of dispersal at the individual, population and community level. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.

Weisser, W. W. 2000. Metapopulation dynamics in an aphid-parasitoid system. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 97:83-92. PDF

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