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


Peer-reviewed publications 2014-2018


1.         Metzler S, Schrempf A, Heinze J (in press) Individual- and ejaculate-specific sperm traits in ant males. J Insect Physiol

2.         Czaczkes TJ, Brandstetter B, di Stefano O, Heinze J (in press) Greater effort increases perceived value in an invertebrate. J comp Psychol

3.         Heinze J, Frohschammer S, Bernadou A (in press) When invasive ants meet: effects of outbreeding on queen performance in the tramp ant Cardiocondyla itsukii. Insect Sci

4.         Bernadou A, Czaczkes T, Heinze J (2018) From inside to outside and back again: changing waste dump formation, defecation and worker localization in a clonal ant. Insectes Soc 65: 133-140

5.         Schmidt CV, Heinze J (2018) Genital morphology of winged and wingless males in the ant genus Cardiocondyla (Formicidae, Myrmicinae). Insect Syst Evol 49: 59-80

6.         Radchenko AG, Zhang Y, Heinze J (2017) A new species of the ant genus Strongylognathus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Inner Mongolia, with notes on the species reported from China. Asian Myrmecol 9: e009016

7.         Jacobs S, Heinze J (2017) Between fighting and tolerance: reproductive biology of wingless males in the ant Cardiocondyla venustula. Insect Sci 24: 818–828

8.         Giehr J, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2017) Group demography affects ant colony performance and individual speed of queen and worker aging. BMC Evol Biol 17: 173

9.         Seifert B, Okita I, Heinze J (2017) A taxonomic revision of the Cardiocondyla nuda group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 4290: 324-356

10.       Giehr J, Grasse AV, Cremer S, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2017) Ant queens increase their reproductive efforts after pathogen infection. R Soc Open Sci 4: 170547

11.       Heinze J, Seal JN, Kellner K (2017) Sociality in ants. In: Abbot P, Rubenstein D (eds) Comparative Social Evolution. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 21 -49

12.       Schrempf A, Giehr J, Röhrl R, Steigleder S, Heinze J (2017) Royal Darwinian demons: enforced changes in reproductive efforts do not affect the life expectancy of ant queens. Am Nat 189: 436-442

13.       Heinze J (2017) Life history evolution in ants: the case of Cardiocondyla. Proc R Soc Lond B 284: 20161406

14.       Czaczkes T, Castorena M, Schürch R, Heinze J (2017) Pheromone trail following in the ant Lasius niger: high accuracy and variability, but no effect of task state. Physiol Entomol 42: 91-97

15.       Csata E, Bernadou A, Rákosy-Tican E, Heinze J, Markó B (2017) The effects of fungal infection and physiological condition on the locomotory behaviour of the ant Myrmica scabrinodis. J Insect Physiol 98: 267-172

16.       Schmidt CV, Heimbucher A, Bernadou A, Heinze J (2017) First come, first served: The first emerging queen monopolizes reproduction in C. "argyrotricha”. J Ethol 35: 21-27

17.       Metzler S, Heinze J, Schrempf A (2016) Mating and longevity in ant males. Ecol Evol 6: 8903-8906

18.       Schrempf A, Moser A, Delabie J, Heinze J (2016) Sperm traits differ between winged and wingless males of the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Integr Zool 11: 427-432

19.       Bernadou A, Römermann C, Gratiashvili N, Heinze J (2016) Body size but not colony size increases with altitude in the Holarctic ant, Leptothorax acervorum. Ecol Entomol 41: 733-736

20.       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

21.       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

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

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

24.       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

25.       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

26.       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

27.       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

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

29.       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

30.       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

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

32.       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

33.       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

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

35.       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

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

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

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

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

40.       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

41.       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

42.       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

43.       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

44.       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

45.       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

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

47.       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

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

49.       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

50.       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

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

52.       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

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

54.       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

55.       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

56.       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

57.       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

58.       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

59.       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

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

61.       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

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

63.       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

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

65.       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

66.       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

67.       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

68.       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


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