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Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
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Lehrstuhl für Zoologie / Evolutionsbiologie
Dr. Abel Bernadou
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Publications in refereed journals

29. Korb J, Meusemann M, Aumer D, Bernadou A, Elsner D, Feldmeyer B, Foitzik S, Heinze J, Libbrecht R, Lin S, Majoe M, Monroy Kuhn JM, Nehring V, Negroni M, Paxton RJ, Séguret A, Stoldt M, Flatt T, and the So-Long consortium. 2021. Comparative transcriptomic analysis of the mechanisms underpinning ageing and fecundity in social insects. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, In Press.

28. Kramer B, Nehring V, Buttstedt A, Heinze J, Korb J, Libbrecht R, Meusemann K, Paxton R, Séguret A, Schaub F, Bernadou A. 2021. Oxidative stress and senescence in social insects - a significant but inconsistent link? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, In Press.

27. Hartmann C, Haschlar J, Heinze J, Bernadou A. 2020. Activity patterns and age-dependent changes in behavior in the clonal ant Platythyrea punctata. Journal of Insect Behavior, 33, 149-157.

26. Bernadou A, Hoffacker E, Pable J, Heinze J. 2020. Lipid content influences division of labour in a clonal ant. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223: jeb219238. [Featured in “inside JEB“]

25. Pokorny T, Sieber LM, Hofferberth J, Bernadou A, and Ruther J. 2020. Age-dependent release of and response to alarm pheromone in a ponerine ant. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223: jeb218040.

24. Hartmann C, Heinze J, Bernadou A. 2019. Age-dependent changes in cuticular color and pteridine levels in a clonal ant. Journal of insect physiology, 118, 103943.

23. Heinze J, Frohschammer S, Bernadou A. 2019. When invasive ants meet: effects of outbreeding on queen performance in the tramp ant Cardiocondyla itsukii. Insect Science, 26, 333-340.

22. Bernadou A, Schrader L, Pable J, Hoffacker E, Meusemann K, Heinze J. 2018. Stress and early experience underlie dominance status and division of labour in a clonal insect. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 285, 20181468.

21. Csata E, Bernadou A, Rákosy-Tican E, Heinze J, Markó B. 2018. Infection-related variation in cuticle thickness in the ant Myrmica scabrinodis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux, 65, 503–506.

20. Bernadou A*, Czaczkes TJ*, Heinze J. 2018. From inside to outside and back again: changing waste dump formation, defecation and worker localization in a clonal ant. Insectes Sociaux, 65, 133-140. (* Equal contribution).

19. 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. Journal of insect physiology, 98, 167-172.

18. Schmidt CV, Heimbucher A, Bernadou A, Heinze J. 2017. First come, first served: the first-emerging queen monopolizes reproduction in the ant Cardiocondyla “argyrotricha”. Journal of Ethology, 35, 21-27.

17. Bernadou A, Gratiashvili N, Römermann C, Heinze J. 2016. Body size but not colony size increases with altitude in the holarctic ant, Leptothorax acervorum. Ecological Entomology, 41, 733-736.

16. Bernadou A, Felden A, Moreau M, Moretto P, Fourcassié V. 2016. Ergonomics of load transport in the seed harvesting ant Messor barbarus: morphology influences transportation method and efficiency. Journal of Experimental Biology, 219, 2920-2927.

15. Séguret A*, Bernadou A*, Paxton, R. J. 2016. Facultative social insects can provide insights into the reversal of the longevity/fecundity trade-off across the eusocial insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 16, 95-103. (* Equal contribution).

14. Czaczkes TJ, 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 (3), e0149720.

13. Bernadou A, Busch J, Heinze J. 2015. Diversity in identity: behavioral flexibility, dominance, and age polyethism in a clonal ant. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69, 1365-1375.

12. Bernadou A, Ruther J, Heinze J. 2015. Avoid mistakes when choosing a new home: Nest choice and adoption in Leptothorax ant queens. Journal of Insect Physiology, 79, 88–95.

11. Bernadou A, Espadaler X, Le Goff A, Fourcassié V. 2015. Ant community organization along elevational gradients in a temperate ecosystem. Insectes Sociaux, 2, 59–71.

10. 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). Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 14, 259–267.

9. Heinze J, Frohschammer S, Bernadou A. 2013. Queen life-span and total reproductive success are positively associated in the ant Cardiocondyla cf. kagutsuchi. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67, 1555-1562.

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

7. Bernadou A, Céréghino R, Barcet H, Combe M, Espadaler X, Fourcassié V. 2013. Physical and land-cover variables influence ant functional groups and species diversity along elevational gradients. Landscape Ecology, 8, 1387–1400.

6. Bernadou A, Fourcassié V, Espadaler X. 2013. A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Andorra. Zookeys, 277, 13-23.

5. Clamens AL, Bernadou A, Ponsard P, Bourguet D. 2012. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in Macrocentrus cingulum (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). In: Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 December 2011-31 January 2012. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12, 570-572.

4. Bernadou A, Espadaler X, Dos-Reis V, Fourcassié V. 2011. Effect of substrate roughness on load selection in the seed-harvester ant Messor barbarus L. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65, 1763-1771.

3. Bernadou A, Galkowski C, Le Goff A, Fourcassié V, Espadaler X. 2010. First record of Lasius paralienus SEIFERT, 1992 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from France and Andorra. Myrmecological News, 13, 111-113.

2. Bernadou A, Démares F, Couret-Fauvel T, Sandoz JC, Gauthier M. 2009. Effect of fipronil on side-specific antennal tactile learning in the honeybee. Journal of Insect Physiology, 55, 1099-1106.

1. Bernadou A, Fourcassié V. 2008. Does substrate coarseness matter for foraging ants? An experiment with Lasius niger (Hymenoptera; Formicidae). Journal of Insect Physiology, 54, 534-542.

Book chapters

1. Bernadou A. 2021. Platythyrea. Pp. 732-736 in: Starr CK, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Social Insects. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Other publications

6. Bernadou A. 2009. Du micro-paysage au paysage : approche éthologique et écologique de l’impact des hétérogénéités spatiales du milieu sur les fourmis. PhD thesis, Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, 362p.

5. Gauthier M, Kacimi el Hassani A, Aliouane Y, Bernadou A, Armengaud C. 2008. Effets du fipronil à des doses sublétales sur le comportement de l’abeille. Actes la Journée Scientifique Apicole, Saint-Avold, 21 avril 2009, 10p.

4. Espadaler X, Pujade-Villar J, Bernadou A. 2008. Fenologia i eixams de les formigues collectades en una trampa Malaise a Andorra (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d’Història Natural, 74, 81-90.

3. Bernadou A, Latil G, Fourcassié V, Espadaler X. 2006. Les formigues de la Vall del Madriu-Perafita-Claror : diversitat i distribució. Hábitats, 13, 10-21.

2. Bernadou A, Latil G, Fourcassié V, Espadaler X. 2006. Etude des communautés de fourmis d’une vallée andorrane. Actes du colloque annuel de l’UIEIS - Section française, Avignon, 24-27 avril 2006, 4p.

1. Martin-Ordas G, Colmenares F, Bernadou A. 2004. Grooming and relationships between females in one-male units of hamadryas baboons: What organizing principles account for patterns of variation across dyads? Folia Primatologica, 75, 393.



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