Publications 2007

  • Herzog J., Müller CB. and Vorburger C. (2007). Strong parasitoid-mediated selection in experimental populations of aphids. Biology Letters, 3(6):667-669. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2007.0362
  • Wandeler P., Hoeck PEA. and Keller LF. (2007). Back to the future: museum specimens in population genetics. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 22(12):634-642. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2007.08.017
  • Blanckenhorn WU., Fanti J. and Reim C. (2007). Size-dependent energy reserves, energy utilization and longevity in the yellow dung fly. Physiological Entomology, 32(4):372-381. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3032.2007.00589.x
  • Cardinale BJ., Wright JP., Cadotte MW., Carroll IT., Hector A., Srivastava D. S., Loreau M. and Weis JJ. (2007). Impacts of plant diversity on biomass production increase through time because of species complementarity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 104(46):18123-18128. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0709069104
  • Schibler F. and Manser MB. (2007). The irrelevance of individual discrimination in meerkat alarm calls. Animal Behaviour, 74(5):1259-1268. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.02.026
  • Lindemann-Matthies P. and Bose E. (2007). Species richness, structural diversity and species composition in meadows created by visitors of a botanical garden in Switzerland. Landscape and Urban Planning, 79(3-4):298-307. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2006.03.007
  • Kunc HP., Madden JR. and Manser MB. (2007). Begging Signals in a Mobile Feeding System: The Evolution of Different Call Types. American Naturalist, 170(4):617-624. DOI: 10.1086/521233
  • Hector A., Joshi J., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Schmid B., Spehn EM., Wacker L., Weilenmann M., Bazeley-White E., Beierkuhnlein C., Caldeira MC., Dimitrakolpoulos PG., Finn JA., Huss-Danell K., Jumpponen A., Leadley PW., Loreau M., Mulder CPH., Nesshöver C., Palmborg C., Read DJ., Siamantziouras ASD., Terry AC. and Troumbis AY. (2007). Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: reconciling the results of experimental and observational studies. Functional Ecology, 21(5):998-1002. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2007.01308.x
  • Hollén LI. and Manser MB. (2007). Persistence of Alarm-Call Behaviour in the Absence of Predators: A Comparison Between Wild and Captive-Born Meerkats (Suricata suricatta). Ethology, 113(11):1038-1047. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2007.01409.x
  • Willi Y., van Kleunen M., Dietrich S. and Fischer M. (2007). Genetic rescue persists beyond first-generation outbreeding in small populations of a rare plant. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 274(1623):2357-2364. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2007.0768
  • Albrecht M., Duelli P., Schmid B. and Müller CB. (2007). Interaction diversity within quantified insect food webs in restored and adjacent intensively managed meadows. Journal of Animal Ecology, 76(5):1015-1025. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01264.x
  • Schläpfer F. and Schmitt M. (2007). Anchors, endorsements, and preferences: A field experiment. Resource and Energy Economics, 29(3):229-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2007.01.001
  • Safi K. and Kerth G. (2007). Comparative analyses suggest that information transfer promoted sociality in male bats in the temperate zone. American Naturalist, 170(3):465-472. DOI: 10.1086/520116
  • Zeller SL., Brandl H. and Schmid B. (2007). Host-plant selectivity of rhizobacteria in a crop/weed model system. PLoS ONE, 2(9):e846. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000846
  • Graw B. and Manser MB. (2007). The function of mobbing in cooperative meerkats. Animal Behaviour, 74(3):507-517. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.11.021
  • Ross-Gillespie A., O'Riain MJ. and Keller LF. (2007). Viral epizootic reveals inbreeding depression in a habitually inbreeding mammal. Evolution, 61(9):2268-2273. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2007.00177.x
  • Albrecht M., Duelli P., Müller C., Kleijn D. and Schmid B. (2007). The Swiss agri-environment scheme enhances pollinator diversity and plant reproductive success in nearby intensively managed farmland. Journal of Applied Ecology, 44(4):813-822. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01306.x
  • Hector A. and Bagchi R. (2007). Biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature, 448(7150):188-190. DOI: 10.1038/nature05947
  • Brandes Ammann A. and Brandl H. (2007). Anthrax in the canton of Zurich between 1878 and 2005. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 149(7):295-300. DOI: 10.5167/uzh-2075
  • Jolivet C. and Bernasconi G. (2007). Molecular and quantitative genetic differentiation in European populations of Silene latifolia (Caryophyllaceae). Annals of Botany, 100(1):119-127. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcm088
  • Jolivet C. and Bernasconi G. (2007). Within/between population crosses reveal genetic basis for siring success in Silene latifolia (Caryophyllaceae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20(4):1361-1374. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2007.01344.x
  • Hollén LI. and Manser MB. (2007). Motivation before meaning: motivational information encoded in meerkat alarm calls develops earlier than referential information. American Naturalist, 169(6):758-767. DOI: 10.1086/516719
  • Berner D. and Blanckenhorn WU. (2007). An ontogenetic perspective on the relationship between age and size at maturity. Functional Ecology, 21(3):505-512. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2007.01253.x
  • Som C., Bagheri HC. and Reyer H-U. (2007). Mutation accumulation and fitness effects in hybridogenetic populations: a comparison to sexual and asexual systems. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7:80. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-7-80
  • Steinger T., Stephan A. and Schmid B. (2007). Predicting adaptive evolution under elevated atmospheric CO2 in the perennial grass Bromus erectus. Global Change Biology, 13(5):1028-1039. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01328.x
  • Jordan NR., Cherry M. I. and Manser MB. (2007). Latrine distribution and patterns of use by wild meerkats: implications for territory and mate defence. Animal Behaviour, 73(4):613-622. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.06.010
  • Hansen DM., Kiesbüy HC., Jones CG. and Müller CB. (2007). Positive indirect interactions between neighboring plant species via a lizard pollinator. American Naturalist, 169(4):534-542. DOI: 10.1086/511960
  • Schläpfer F. (2007). Demand for public landscape management services: Collective choice-based evidence from Swiss cantons. Land Use Policy, 24(2):425-433. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2006.05.006
  • Jochmann R. and Schmidt-Rhaesa A. (2007). New ultrastructural data from the larva of Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha). Acta Zoologica, 88(2):137-144. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6395.2007.00261.x
  • Willi Y., Van Buskirk J., Schmid B. and Fischer M. (2007). Genetic isolation of fragmented populations is exacerbated by drift and selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20(2):534-542. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2006.01263.x
  • Hansen DM., Olesen JM., Mione T., Johnson SD. and Müller CB. (2007). Coloured nectar: distribution, ecology, and evolution of an enigmatic floral trait. Biological Reviews, 82(1):83-111. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2006.00005.x
  • Krauss J., Härri SA., Bush L., Husi R., Bigler L., Power SA. and Müller CB. (2007). Effects of fertilizer, fungal endophytes and plant cultivar on the performance of insect herbivores and their natural enemies. Functional Ecology, 21(1):107-116. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2006.01216.x
  • Kutty SN., Bernasconi MV., Sifner F. and Meier R. (2007). Sensitivity analysis, molecular systematics and natural history evolution of Scathophagidae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha: Calyptratae). Cladistics, 23(1):64-83. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2006.00131.x
  • Teuschl Y., Reim C. and Blanckenhorn WU. (2007). Correlated responses to artificial body size selection in growth, development, phenotypic plasticity and juvenile viability in yellow dung flies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20(1):87-103. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2006.01225.x
  • Lehmann L., Keller LF. and Kokko H. (2007). Mate choice evolution, dominance effects, and the maintenance of genetic variation. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 244(2):282-295. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2006.07.033
  • Mwangi PN., Schmitz M., Scherber C., Roscher C., Schumacher J., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Weisser WW. and Schmid B. (2007). Niche pre-emption increases with species richness in experimental plant communities. Journal of Ecology, 95(1):65-78. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2006.01189.x
  • Müller CA. and Manser MB. (2007). 'Nasty neighbours' rather than 'dear enemies' in a social carnivore. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 274(1612):959-965. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2006.0222
  • Van Buskirk J. (2007). Body size, competitive interactions, and the local distribution of Triturus newts. Journal of Animal Ecology, 76(3):559-567. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01218.x
  • von Felten S., Hättenschwiler S., Saurer M. and Siegwolf R. (2007). Carbon allocation in shoots of alpine treeline conifers in a CO2 enriched environment. Trees - Structure and Function, 21(3):283-294. DOI: 10.1007/s00468-006-0118-7
  • Fitze P., Tschirren B., Gasparini J. and Richner H. (2007). Carotenoid‐Based Plumage Colors and Immune Function: Is There a Trade‐Off for Rare Carotenoids? The American Naturalist, 169(S1):S137-S144. DOI: 10.1086/510094
  • Schradin C. (2007). Comments to K.E. Wynne-Edwards and M.E. Timonin 2007. Paternal care in rodents: Weakening support of hormonal regulation of the transition to behavioral fatherhood in rodent animal models of biparental care, Horm & Behav 52: 114–121. Hormones and Behavior, 52(5):557-559. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2007.08.008
  • Petchey OL. and Gaston KJ. (2007). Dendrograms and measuring functional diversity. Oikos, 116(8):1422-1426. DOI: 10.1111/j.0030-1299.2007.15894.x
  • Roscher C., Schumacher J., Weisser WW., Schmid B. and Schulze ED. (2007). Detecting the role of individual species for overyielding in experimental grassland communities composed of potentially dominant species. Oecologia, 154(3):535-549. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-007-0846-4
  • Vojtech E., Turnbull LA. and Hector A. (2007). Differences in light interception in grass monocultures predict short-term competitive outcomes under productive conditions. PLoS ONE, 2(6):e449. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000499
  • Getz LL., Ozgul A., Oli MK., Hofmann JE. and McGuire B. (2007). Dynamics of sympatric vole populations: influence of interspecific competition. Acta Zoologica Sinica, 53(5):800-811. DOI: 10.5167/uzh-76494
  • Shimizu KK. (2007). Ecologist@world, No. 8. From postdoc in the USA to the lab start up in Switzerland. Japanese Journal of Ecology, 57(3):432-437. DOI: 10.18960/seitai.57.3_432
  • Petchey OL. (2007). Effects of environmental variability on ecological communities: Testing the insurance hypothesis of biodiversity in aquatic microcosms. In: Vasseur, D A; Mc Cann, K S. The Impact of Environmental Variability on Ecological Systems. Dordrecht, 179-196. ISBN 978-1-4020-5850-9. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-5851-6_9
  • Waelti MO. ad Reyer H-U (2007). Food supply modifies the trade-off between past and future reproduction in a sexual parasite–host system (Rana esculenta, Rana lessonae). Oecologia, 152(3):415-424. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-007-0671-9
  • Wilson AB. and Martin-Smith KM. (2007). Genetic monogamy despite social promiscuity in the pot-bellied seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis). Molecular Ecology, 16(11):2345-2352. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03243.x
  • Som C. and Reyer H-U. (2007). Hemiclonal reproduction slows down the speed of Muller’s ratchet in the hybridogenetic frog Rana esculenta. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20(2):650-660. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2006.01243.x
  • Teixeira S. and Bernasconi G. (2007). High prevalence of multiple paternity within fruits in natural populations of Silene latifolia, as revealed by microsatellite DNA analysis. Molecular Ecology, 16(20):4370-4379. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03493.x
  • Tschirren B., Bischoff L., Saladin V. and Richner H. (2007). Host condition and host immunity affect parasite fitness in a bird - ectoparasite system. Functional Ecology, 21:372-378. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2007.01235.x
  • Reid JM., Arcese P., Keller LF., Elliott KH., Sampson L. and Hasselquist D. (2007). Inbreeding effects on immune response in free-living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 274(1610):697-706. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2006.0092
  • Schradin C. (2007). Information transfer about food locations is not a benefit of group living in the solitary foraging striped mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio). Journal of Ethology, 25(1):83-86. DOI: 10.1007/s10164-006-0205-7
  • Niklaus PA., Alphei J., Kampichler C., Kandeler E., Körner C., Tscherko D. and Wohlfender M. (2007). Interactive effects of plant species diversity and elevated CO2 on soil biota and nutrient cycling. Ecology, 88(12):3153-3163. DOI: 10.1890/06-2100.1
  • Teuschl Y., Hosken DJ. and Blanckenhorn WU. (2007). Is reduced female survival after mating a by-product of male-male competition in the dung fly Sepsis cynipsea? BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7(1):194. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-7-194
  • Hector A. and Loreau M. (2007). Large-scale biodiversity experiments. In: Levin, S A. Encyclopaedia of Biodiversity. New York, 1-9. ISBN 978-0-12-226865-6. DOI: 10.1016/B978-012226865-6/00508-0
  • Schiess-Meier M., Ramsauer S., Gabanapelo T. and König B. (2007). Livestock predation - Insights from problem animal control registers in Botswana. Journal of Wildlife Management, 71(4):1267-1274. DOI: 10.2193/2006-177
  • Petchey OL. and Evans KL. (2007). Low functional diversity and no redundancy in British avian assemblages. Journal of Animal Ecology, 76(5):977-985. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01271.x
  • Webster LMI., Johnson PCD., Adam A., Mable BK. and Keller LF. (2007). Macrogeographic population structure in a parasitic nematode with avian hosts. Veterinary Parasitology, 144(1-2):93-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2006.09.027
  • Stölting KN. and Wilson AB. (2007). Male pregnancy in seahorses and pipefish: Beyond the mammalian model. BioEssays, 29(9):884-896. DOI: 10.1002/bies.20626
  • Tschirren B., Fitze P. and Richner H. (2007). Maternal modulation of natal dispersal in a passerine bird: an adaptive strategy to cope with parasitism? The American Naturalist, 169(1):87-93. DOI: 10.1086/509945
  • Bernasconi G., Lang DJ. and Schmid B. (2007). Microgametophyte population sizes and plant reproductive output in the insect-pollinated Prunella grandiflora (Lamiaceae). New Phytologist, 173(2):393-400. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01920.x
  • Sandrock C., Frauenfelder N., Von Burg S. and Vorburger C. (2007). Microsatellite DNA markers for the aphid parasitoid Lysiphlebus fabarum and their applicability to related species. Molecular Ecology, 7(6):1080-1083. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01783.x
  • Rudmann-Maurer K., Weyand A., Fischer M. and Stöcklin J. (2007). Microsatellite diversity of the agriculturally important alpine grass Poa alpina in relation to land use and natural environment. Annals of Botany, 100(6):1249-1258. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcm203
  • Bernasconi M.V., Pollet M. and Ward PI. (2007). Molecular systematics of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) inferred from COI and 12S rDNA gene sequences based on European exemplars. Invertebrate Systematics, 21(5):453-470. DOI: 10.1071/IS06043
  • Hoffmann M., Tripathi N., Henz S., Lindholm AK., Weigel D., Breden F. and Dreyer C. (2007). Opsin gene duplication and diversification in the guppy, a model for sexual selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 274(4606):33-42. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2006.3707
  • Bernasconi MV., Pollet M., Varini-Ooijen M. and Ward PI. (2007). Phylogeny of European Dolichopus and Gymnopternus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) and the significance of morphological characters inferred from molecular data. European Journal of Entomology, 104(3):601-617. DOI: 10.14411/eje.2007.075
  • Blanckenhorn WU., Dixon AFG., Fairbairn DJ., Foellmer MW., Gibert P., van der Linde K., Meier R., Nylin S., Pitnick S., Schoff C., Signorelli M., Teder T. and Wiklund C. (2007). Proximate Causes of Rensch’s Rule: Does Sexual Size Dimorphism in Arthropods Result from Sex Differences in Development Time? American Naturalist, 169(2):245-257. DOI: 10.1086/510597
  • Hofmann M., Schradin C. and Geissmann T. (2007). Radiographic evaluation of neonatal skeletal development in Callimico goeldii reveals closer similarity to Callithrix jacchus than to Saguinus oedipus. American Journal of Primatology, 69(4):420-433. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.20361
  • Schradin C., Krackow S., Schubert M., Keller C., Schradin B. and Pillay N. (2007). Regulation of activity in desert-living striped mice: The importance of basking. Ethology, 113(6):606-614. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2007.01361.x
  • Billeter R., Peintinger M. and Diemer M. (2007). Restoration of montane fen meadows by mowing remains possible after 4 - 35 years of abandonment. Botanica Helvetica, 117(1):1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s00035-007-0743-9
  • Safi K., König B. and Kerth G. (2007). Sex differences in population genetics, home range size and habitat use of the parti-colored bat (Vespertilio murinus, Linnaeus 1758) in Switzerland and their consequences for conservation. Biological Conservation, 137(1):28-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2007.01.011
  • Blanckenhorn WU., Arthur BI., Meile P. and Ward PI. (2007). Sexual conflict over copula timing: a mathematical model and a test in the yellow dung fly. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 18(5):958-966. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arm067
  • Ozgul A., Oli MK., Olson LE., Blumstein DT. and Armitage KB. (2007). Spatiotemporal variation in reproductive parameters of yellow-bellied marmots. Oecologia, 154(1):95-106. DOI: 10.1007%2Fs00442-007-0817-9
  • Long ZT., Petchey OL. and Holt RD. (2007). The effects of immigration and environmental variability on the persistence of an inferior competitor. Ecology Letters, 10(7):574-585. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01409.x
  • Keller LF., Biebach I. and Hoeck PEA. (2007). The need for a better understanding of inbreeding effects on population growth. Animal Conservation, 10(3):286-287. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2007.00133.x
  • Olesen JM., Dupont YL., Ehlers BK. and Hansen DM. (2007). The openness of a flower and its number of flower-visitor species. Taxon, 56(3):729-736. DOI: 10.2307/25065857
  • Teuschl Y. and Blanckenhorn WU. (2007). The reluctant fly: what makes Sepsis cynipsea females willing to copulate? Animal Behaviour, 73(1):85-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.03.028
  • Schläpfer F. and Bräuer I. (2007). Theoretical incentive properties of contingent valuation questions: Do they matter in the field? Ecological Economics, 62(3-4):451-460. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.07.006