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Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
Institut für Zoologie
Lehrstuhl für Zoologie / Evolutionsbiologie


Peer-reviewed publications 2012-2016


1.                 Metzler S, Heinze J, Schrempf A (in press) Mating and longevity in ant males. Ecol Evol

2.                 Czaczkes T, Castorena M, Schürch R, Heinze J (in press) Pheromone trail following in the ant Lasius niger: high accuracy and variability, but no effect of task state. Physiol Entomol

3.                 Schmidt CV, Heimbucher A, Bernadou A, Heinze J (in press) First come, first served: The first emerging queen monopolizes reproduction in C. "argyrotricha”. J Ethol

4.                 Bernadou A, Römermann C, Gratiashvili N, Heinze J (in press) Body size but not colony size increases with altitude in the Holarctic ant, Leptothorax acervorum. Ecol Entomol

5.                 Jacobs S, Heinze J (in press) Between fighting and tolerance: reproductive biology of wingless males in the ant Cardiocondyla venustula. Insect Sci

6.                 Schrempf A, Moser A, Delabie J, Heinze J (in press) Sperm traits differ between winged and wingless males of the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Integr Zool

7.                 Heinze J, Seal JN, Kellner K (in press) Sociality in ants. In: Abbot P, Rubenstein D (eds) Comparative Social Evolution. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

8.                 Cardoso DC, Cristiano MP, da Costa-Milanez B, Heinze J (2016) Agro-predation by Megalomyrmex ants on Mycetophylax fungus-growing ants.  Insectes Soc  63: 483-486

9.                 Heinze J, Seifert B, Zieschank V (2016) Massacre of the innocents in Cardiocondyla thoracica: manipulation by adult ant males incites workers to kill their immature rivals. Entomol Sci 19: 239-244

10.               Trettin J, Agrawal S, Heinze J (2016) Phylogeography of social polymorphism in a boreo-montane ant. BMC Evol Biol 16: 137

11.               Heinze J (2016) The male has done his work - the male may go. Curr Op Insect Sci 16: 22-27

12.               Seifert B, Buschinger A, Aldawood A, Antonova V, Bharti H, Borowiec L, Dekoninck W, Dubovikoff D, Espadaler X, Flegr J, Georgiadis C, Heinze J, Neumeyer R, Ødegaard F, Oettler J, Radchenko R, Schultz R, Sharaf M, Trager J, Vesnić A, Wiezik M, Zettel H (in press) Banning paraphylies and executing Linnaean taxonomy is discordant and reduces the evolutionary and semantic information content of biological nomenclature. Insectes Soc 63: 237-242

13.               Von Wyschetzki K, Lowack H, Heinze J (2016) Transcriptomic response to injury sheds light on the physiological costs of reproduction in ant queens. Mol Ecol 25, 1972-1985

14.               Klein A, Schultner E, Lowack H, Schrader L, Heinze J, Holman L, Oettler J (2016) Evolution of social insect polyphenism facilitated by the sex differentiation cascade. PLoS Genet 12: e1005952

15.               Czaczkes T, Weichselgartner T, Bernadou A, Heinze J (2016) The effect of trail pheromone and path confinement on learning of complex routes in the ant Lasius niger. PLoS ONE 11: e0149720

16.               Schmidt CV, Trindl A, Schrempf A, Heinze J (2016) Microsatellite markers for the tramp ant Cardiocondyla obscurior (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). J Genet 95: e1-e4

17.               Czaczkes T, Salmane AK, Klampfleuthner FAM, Heinze J (2016) Private information alone can trigger trapping of ant colonies in local feeding optima. J exp Biol 219: 744-751

18.               Cristiano MP, Cardoso DC, Fernandes-Salomão TM, Heinze J (2016) Integrating paleodistribution models and phylogeography in the grass-cutting ant Acromyrmex striatus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in southern lowlands of South America. PLoS One: e0146734

19.               Korb J, Heinze J (2016) Major hurdles for the evolution of sociality. Annu Rev Entomol 61: 297–316

20.               Klein AM, Schrader L, Gil R, Manzano A, Flórez L, Wheeler D, Latorre A, Heinze J, Kaltenpoth M, Moya A, Oettler J (2016) A novel intracellular mutualistic bacterium in the invasive ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. ISME J 10: 376-388

21.               Rueppell O, Königseder F, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2015) Intrinsic survival advantage of social insect queens depends on reproductive activation. J evol Biol 28: 2349–2354

22.               Walter B, Heinze J (2015) Queen-worker ratio affects reproductive skew in a socially polymorphic ant. Ecol Evol 5: 5609-5615

23.               von Wyschetzki K, Rueppell O, Oettler J, Heinze J (2015) Transcriptomic signatures mirror the lack of the fecundity / longevity trade-off in ant queens. Mol Biol Evol 32: 3173-3185

24.               Krueger K, Schneider G, Flauger B, Heinze J (2015) Context-dependent third-party intervention in male Przewalski horses. Behav Proc 121: 54-62

25.               Csősz S, Heinze J, Mikó I (2015) Taxonomic synopsis of the Ponto-Mediterranean ants of Temnothorax nylanderi species group. PLoS One 10: e0140000

26.               Kramer B, Schrempf A, Scheuerlein A, Heinze J (2015) Ant colonies do not trade-off reproduction against maintenance. PLoS One 10: e0137969

27.               Heinze J, Gratiashvili N (2015) High skew in the Caucasus: functional monogyny in the ant Leptothorax scamni. Insectes Soc 62: 385-392

28.               Fuessl M, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2015) Queen and male longevity in the Southeast Asian ant Cardiocondyla tjibodana Karavaiev, 1935. Asian Myrmecol 7: 131-141

29.               Bernadou A, Ruther J, Heinze J (2015) Avoid mistakes when choosing a new home: nest choice and adoption of Leptothorax ant queens. J Insect Physiol 79: 88-95

30.               Bernadou A, Busch J, Heinze J (2015) Diversity in identity: behavioral flexibility, dominance, and age polyethism in a clonal ant. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 69: 1365-1375

31.               Heinze J, Buschinger A, Poettinger T, Suefuji M (2015) Multiple convergent origins of workerlessness and inbreeding in the socially parasitic ant genus Myrmoxenus. PLoS One 10: e0131023

32.               Schrempf A, von Wyschetzki K, Klein A, Schrader L, Oettler J, Heinze J (2015) Mating with an allopatric male triggers immune response and decreases longevity of ant queens. Mol Ecol 24: 3618–3627

33.               Cardoso DC, Cristiano MP, Tavares MG, Schubart CD, Heinze J (2015) Phylogeography of the sand dune ant Mycetophylax simplex along the Brazilian Atlantic Forest coast: remarkably low mtDNA diversity and shallow population structure. BMC Evol Biol 15: 106

34.               Giehr J, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2015) The ant Cardiocondyla elegans as host of the enigmatic endoparasitic fungus Myrmicinosporidium durum. Psyche: 364967

35.               Czaczkes TJ, Heinze J (2015) Ants adjust their pheromone deposition to a changing environment and their probability of making errors. Proc R Soc Lond B 282: 20150679

36.               Czaczkes TJ, Czaczkes B, Iglhaut C, Heinze J (2015) Composite collective decision making. Proc R Soc Lond B 282: 20142723

37.               Schrader L, Simola DF, Heinze J, Oettler J (2015) Sphingolipids, transcription factors, and conserved toolkit genes: developmental plasticity in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Mol Biol Evol 32: 1474–1486

38.               Suefuji M, Heinze J (2015) Degenerate slave-makers – but nevertheless slave-makers? Host worker relatedness in the ant Myrmoxenus kraussei. Integr Zool 10: 182–185

39.               Czaczkes T, Heinze J, Ruther J (2015) Nest etiquette - where ants go when nature calls. PLoS One 10: e0118376

40.               Gratiashvili N, Suefuji M, Barjadze S, Heinze J (2015) Morphometrics, life history, and population biology of the Ponto-Caucasian slave-making ant Myrmoxenus tamarae. Eur J Entomol 112: 175-179

41.               Czaczkes T, Franz S, Witte V, Heinze J (2015) Perceived path use affects path selection in ants. Anim Behav 99: 15-24

42.               Bressan J, Benz M, Oettler J, Heinze J, Hartenstein V, Sprecher SG (2015) A map of brain neuropils and fiber systems in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Front Neuroanat 8: 166

43.               Schrader L, Kim JY, 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 (2014) Transposable element islands facilitate adaptation to novel environments in an invasive species. Nature Comm 5: 5495

44.               Heinze J, Schrempf A, Wanke T, Rakotondrazafy H, Rakotondranaivo T, Fisher B (2014). Polygyny, inbreeding, and wingless males in the Malagasy ant Cardiocondyla shuckardi Forel (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Sociobiology 61: 300-306

45.               Fuessl M, Reinders J, Oefner PJ, Heinze J, Schrempf  A (2014) Selenophosphate synthetase in the male accessory glands of an insect without selenoproteins. J Insect Physiol 71: 46-51

46.               Westhus C, Ugelvig LV, Tourdot E, Heinze J, Doums C, Cremer S (2014) Increased grooming after repeated brood care provides sanitary benefits in a clonal ant. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 68:1701–1710

47.               Gratiashvili N, Bernadou A, Suefuji M, Seifert B, Heinze J (2014) The Caucaso-Anatolian slave making ant Myrmoxenus tamarae (Arnoldi, 1968) and its more widely distributed congener Myrmoxenus ravouxi (André, 1896): a multidisciplinary comparison (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) . Org Divers Evol 14: 259–267

48.               Heinze J, Rueppell O (2014) The frequency of multi-queen colonies increases with altitude in a Nearctic ant. Ecol Entomol 39: 527–529

49.               Czaczkes TJ, Schlosser L, Heinze J, Witte V (2014) Ants use directionless odour cues to recall odour-associated locations. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 68: 981–988

50.               Krueger K, Farmer K, Heinze J (2014) The effects of age, rank and neophobia on social learning in horses. Anim Cogn 17: 645–655

51.               Trettin J, Seyferth T, Heinze J (2014) Behavioral plasticity in ant queens: environmental  manipulation induces aggression among normally peaceful queens in the socially polymorphic ant Leptothorax acervorum. PLoS One 9: e95153

52.               Burnett WE, Heinze J (2014) Sperm bundles in the seminal vesicles of sexually mature Lasius ant males. PLoS One 9: e93383

53.               Csősz S, Seifert B, Müller B, Trindl A, Schulz A, Heinze J (2014) Cryptic diversity in the Mediterranean Temnothorax lichtensteini species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Org Divers Evol 14: 75-88

54.               Suefuji M, Heinze J (2014) The genetic population structure of two socially parasitic ants: the active slave-maker Myrmoxenus ravouxi and the "degenerate slave-maker" M. kraussei. Conserv Genet 15: 201-211

55.               Schmidt CV, Frohschammer S, Schrempf A, Heinze J (2014) Virgin ant queens mate with their own sons to avoid failure at colony foundation. Naturwissenschaften 101: 69-72

56.               Cardoso DC, Cristiano MP, Heinze J, Tavares MG (2014) A nuclear DNA based phylogeny of endemic sand dune ants of the genus Mycetophylax (Emery, 1913): how morphology is reflected in molecular data. Mol Phylogenet Evol 70: 378-382

57.               Helanterä H, Aehle O, Roux M, Heinze J, d’Ettorre P (2013)  Family based guilds in the ant Pachycondyla inversa.  Biol Lett 9: 3 20130125

58.               Tragust S, Ugelvig LV, Chapuisat M, Heinze J, Sylvia Cremer (2013) Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies. BMC Evol Biol 13: 225

59.               Oettler J, Dijkstra MB, Heinze J (2013) Egg-laying "intermorphs" in the ant Crematogaster smithi neither affect sexual production nor male parentage. PLoS One 8: e75278

60.               Heinze J, Frohschammer S, Bernadou A (2013) Queen life span and total reproductive success are positively associated in the ant Cardiocondyla cf. kagutsuchi. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 67: 1555-1562

61.               Bernadou A, Heinze J (2013) Mating-associated changes in the behaviour of Leptothorax gredleri ant queens. Ethology 119: 634–643

62.               Oettler J, Schmid VS, Zankl N, Rey O, Dress A, Heinze J (2013) Fermat's principle of least time predicts refraction of ant trails at substrate borders. PloS One 8: e59739

63.               Schmid V, Kaltenpoth M, Strohm E, Heinze J (2013) Worker self-restraint and policing maintain the queen’s reproductive monopoly in a pseudomyrmecine ant. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 67: 571-581

64.               Heinze J, Aumeier V, Bodenstein B, Crewe RM, Schrempf A (2013) Wingless and intermorphic males in the ant Cardiocondyla venustula. Insectes Soc 60: 43-48

65.               Kellner K, Seal JN, Heinze J (2013) Sex at the margins: parthenogenesis vs. facultative and obligate sex in a Neotropical ant. J evol Biol 26: 108-117

66.               Will S, Delabie JHC, Heinze J, Ruther J, Oettler J (2012) Cuticular lipid profiles of fertile and non-fertile Cardiocondyla ant queens. J Insect Physiol 58: 1245-1249

67.               Cremer S, Suefuji M, Schrempf A, Heinze J (2012) The dynamics of male-male competition in Cardiocondyla obscurior ants. BMC Ecology 12: 7

68.               Heinze J, Schrempf A (2012) Terminal investment: individual reproduction of ant queens increases with age. PloS One 7: e35201

69.               El-Shehaby M, Abd-el-Reheem A, Heinze J (2012) Determinants of worker reproduction in queenless colonies of the ant Temnothorax crassispinus (KARAVAIEV, 1926) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrm News 17: 21-26

70.               Fokuhl G, Heinze J, Poschlod P (2012) Myrmecochory by small ants - beneficial effects through elaiosome nutrition and seed dispersal. Acta Oecol 38: 71-76


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