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Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Publications 2006

  • Jolivet C., Bernasconi G. (2006). Experimental analysis of constitutive and induced defence in a plant–seed–predator system. Functional Ecology, 20(6):966-972. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2006.01196.x
  • Vorburger C. (2006). Geographic parthenogenesis: recurrent patterns down under. Current Biology, 16(16):R641-R643. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.07.027
  • Pellet J., Schmidt BR., et al. (2006). Density, climate and varying return points: an analysis of long-term population fluctuations in the threatened European tree frog. Oecologia, 149(1):65-71. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-006-0432-1
  • Wipf S., Rixen C., Mulder CPH. (2006). Advanced snowmelt causes shift towards positive neighbour interactions in a subarctic tundra community. Global Change Biology, 12(8):1496-1506. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01185.x
  • Lihova J., Shimizu KK., Marhold K. (2006). Allopolyploid origin of Cardamine asarifolia (Brassicaceae): incongruence between plastid and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences solved by a single-copy nuclear gene. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 39(3):759-786. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2006.01.027
  • Hansen DM., Beer K., Mueller CB. (2006). Mauritian coloured nectar no longer a mystery: a visual signal for lizard pollinators. Biology Letters, 2(2):165-168. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0458
  • Zollinger M., Krebs W., Brandl H. (2006). Bioaerosol formation during grape stemming and crushing. Science of the Total Environment, 363(1-3):253-259. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2005.05.025
  • Faramarzi MA., Brandl H. (2006). Formation of water-soluble metal cyanide complexes from solid minerals by Pseudomonas plecoglossicida. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 259(1):47-52. DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2006.00245.x
  • Lindemann-Matthies P. (2006). Investigating nature on the way to school: responses to an educational programme by teachers and their pupils. International Journal of Science Education, 28(8):895-918. DOI: 10.10.1080/10670560500438396
  • de Sassi C., Müller CB., Krauss J. (2006). Fungal plant endosymbionts alter life history and reproductive success of aphid predators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273(1591):1301-1306. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3442
  • Meister B., Krauss J., Härri SA., Schneider MV., Müller CB. (2006). Fungal endosymbionts affect aphid population size by reduction of adult life span and fecundity. Basic and Applied Ecology, 7(3):244-252. DOI: 10.10.1016/j.baae.2005.06.002
  • Joshi J., Stoll P., Rusterholz HP., Schmid B., Dolt C., Baur B. (2006). Small-scale experimental habitat fragmentation reduces colonization rates in species-rich grasslands. Oecologia, 148(1):144-152. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-005-0341-8
  • Shimizu KK. (2006). Evolutionary genomics (evolutionary and ecological functional genomics): The power of Arabidopsis thaliana to study adaptive evolution. Japanese Journal of Ecology, 56:28-46. DOI: 10.1104/pp.105.061655
  • Scherber C., Mwangi PN., Temperton VM., Roscher C., Schumacher J., Schmid B., Weisser WW. (2006). Effects of plant diversity on invertebrate herbivory in experimental grassland. Oecologia, 147(3):489-500. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-005-0281-3
  • Wright JP., Naeem S., Hector A., Lehman C., Reich PB., Schmid B., Tilman D. (2006). Conventional functional classification schemes underestimate the relationship with ecosystem functioning. Ecology Letters, 9(2):111-120. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2005.00850.x
  • Knop E., Kleijn D., Herzog F., Schmid B. (2006). Effectiveness of the Swiss agri-environment scheme in promoting biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 43(1):120-127. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2005.01113.x
  • Vorburger C. (2006). Temporal dynamics of genotypic diversity reveal strong clonal selection in the aphid Myzus persicae. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 19(1):97-107. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2005.00985.x
  • Blanckenhorn WU. (2006). Divergent juvenile growth and development mediated by food limitation and foraging in the water strider Aquarius remigis (Heteroptera: Gerridae). Journal of Zoology, 268(1):17-23. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2005.00018.x
  • He JS., Wang Z., Wang X., Schmid B., Zuo W., Zhou M., Zheng C., Wang M., Fang J. (2006). A test of the generality of leaf trait relationships on the Tibetan Plateau. New Phytologist, 170(4):835-848. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01704.x
  • Johnson PCD., Webster LMI., Adam A., Buckland R., Dawson DA., Keller LF. (2006). Abundant variation in microsatellites of the parasitic nematode Trichostrongylus tenuis and linkage to a tandem repeat. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 148(2):210-218. DOI: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2006.04.011
  • Higashiyama T., Inatsugi R. (2006). Comparative analysis of biological models used in the Study of Pollen Tube Growth. In: Malho, Rui. The Pollen Tube. Berlin, Heidelberg, 265-286. ISBN 978-3-540-34276-2. DOI: 10.1007/7089_053
  • Carlson AA., Manser MB., Young AJ., Russell AF., Jordan NR., McNeilly AS., Clutton-Brock T. (2006). Cortisol levels are positively associated with pup-feeding rates in male meerkats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273(1586):571-577. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3087
  • Siemers BM., Kerth G. (2006). Do echolocation calls of wild colony-living Bechstein’s bats (Myotis bechsteinii) provide individual-specific signatures? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 59(3):443-454. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-005-0068-x
  • Sauter A., Bowman R., Schoech SJ., Pasinelli G. (2006). Does optimal foraging theory explain why suburban Florida scrub-jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens) feed their young human-provided food? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 60(4):465-474. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-006-0187-z
  • Blumstein DT., Ozgul A., Yovovich V., Van Vuren DH., Armitage KB. (2006). Effect of predation risk on the presence and persistence of yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris) colonies. Journal of Zoology, 270(1):132-138. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2006.00098.x
  • Ozgul A., Armitage KB., Blumstein DT., Vanvuren DH., Oli MK. (2006). Effects of patch quality and network structure on patch occupancy dynamics of a yellow-bellied marmot metapopulation. Journal of Animal Ecology, 75(1):191-202. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2006.01038.x
  • Niklaus PA., Wardle DA., Tate KR. (2006). Effects of plant species diversity and composition on nitrogen cycling and the trace gas balance of soils. Plant and Soil, 282(1-2):83-98. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-005-5230-8
  • Niklaus PA., Falloon P. (2006). Estimating soil carbon sequestration under elevated CO2 by combining carbon isotope labelling with soil carbon cycle modelling. Global Change Biology, 12(10):1909-1921. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01215.x
  • O'Connor KD., Marr AB., Arcese P., Keller LF., Jeffery KJ., Bruford MW. (2006). Extra-pair fertilization and effective population size in the song sparrow Melospiza melodia. Journal of Avian Biology, 37(9):572-578. DOI: 10.1111/j.2006.0908-8857.03681.x
  • Schradin C., Pillay N. (2006). Female striped mice (Rhabdomys pumilio) change their home ranges in response to seasonal variation in food availability. Behavioral Ecology, 17(3):452-458. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arj047
  • Beckerman AP., Petchey OL., Warren PH. (2006). Foraging biology predicts food web complexity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 103(37):13745-13749. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0603039103
  • Pasinelli G., Schiegg K. (2006). Fragmentation within and between wetland reserves: the importance of spatial scales for nest predation in reed buntings. Ecography, 29(5):721-732. DOI: 10.1111/j.2006.0906-7590.04728.x
  • Petchey OL., Gaston KJ. (2006). Functional diversity: back to basics and looking forward. Ecology Letters, 9(6):741-758. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2006.00924.x
  • Berner D., Blanckenhorn WU. (2006). Grasshopper ontogeny in relation to time constraints: adaptive divergence and stasis. Journal of Animal Ecology, 75(1):130-139. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2005.01028.x
  • Scantlebury M., Bennet NC., Speakman JR., Pillay N., Schradin C. (2006). Huddling in groups leads to daily energy savings in free-living African Four-Striped Grass Mice, Rhabdomys pumilio. Functional Ecology, 20(1):166-173. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2006.01074.x
  • Grüter D., Schmid B., Brandl H. (2006). Influence of plant diversity and elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on belowground bacterial diversity. BMC Microbiology, 6(UNSPEC):68. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2180-6-68
  • Marr AB., Arcese P., Hochachka WM., Reid JM., Keller LF. (2006). Interactive effects of environmental stress and inbreeding on reproductive traits in a wild bird population. Journal of Animal Ecology, 75(6):1406-1415. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2006.01165.x
  • Reid JM., Arcese P., Keller LF. (2006). Intrinsic Parent-Offspring Correlation in Inbreeding Level in a Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Population Open to Immigration. American Naturalist, 168(1):1-13. DOI: 10.1086/504852
  • Reid JM., Arcese P., Keller LF., Hasselquist D. (2006). Long-term maternal effect on offspring immune response in song sparrows Melospiza melodia. Biology Letters, 2(4):573-576. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0544
  • Hollén LI., Manser MB. (2006). Ontogeny of alarm call responses in meerkats, Suricata suricatta: the roles of age, sex and nearby conspecifics. Animal Behaviour, 72:1345-1353. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.03.020
  • Hector A. (2006). Overyielding and stable species coexistence. New Phytologist, 172(1):1-3. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01865.x
  • Schläpfer F., Witzig P-J. (2006). Public support for river restoration funding in relation to local river ecomorphology, population density, and mean income. Water Resources Research, 42:W12412. DOI: 10.1029/2006WR004940
  • Turnbull LA., Santamaria L., Martorell T., Rallo J., Hector A. (2006). Seed size variability: from carob to carats. Biology Letters, 2(3):397-400. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0476
  • Schaschl H., Wandeler P., Suchentrunk F., Obexer-Ruff G., Goodman SJ. (2006). Selection and recombination drive the evolution of MHC class II DRB diversity in ungulates. Heredity, 97(6):427-437. DOI: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800892
  • Reim C., Teuschl Y., Blanckenhorn WU. (2006). Size-dependent effects of larval and adult food availability on reproductive energy allocation in the Yellow Dung Fly. Functional Ecology, 20:1012-1021. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2006.01173.x
  • Ozgul A., Armitage KB., Blumstein DT., Oli MK. (2006). Spatiotemporal variation in survival rates: implications for population dynamics of yellow-bellied marmots. Ecology, 87(4):1027-1037. DOI: 10.1890/0012-9658(2006)87[1027:SVISRI]2.0.CO;2
  • Schläpfer F. (2006). Survey protocol and income effects in the contingent valuation of public goods: A meta-analysis. Ecological Economics, 57(3):415-429. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2005.04.019
  • Dodd CK., Ozgul A., Oli MK. (2006). The influence of disturbance events on survival and dispersal rates of Florida box turtles. Ecological Applications, 16(5):1936-1944. DOI: 10.1890/1051-0761(2006)016[1936:TIODEO]2.0.CO;2
  • Reckardt K., Kerth G. (2006). The reproductive success of the parasitic bat fly Basilia nana (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) is affected by the low roost fidelity of its host, the Bechstein's bat (Myotis bechsteinii). Parasitology Research, 98(3):237-243. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-005-0051-5
  • Som C., Reyer H-U. (2006). Variation in sex ratio and evolutionary rate of hemiclonal Rana esculenta populations. Evolutionary Ecology, 20(2):159-172. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-005-5631-4
  • Schmuki C., Vorburger C., Runciman D., MacEachern S., Sunnucks P. (2006). When log-dwellers meet loggers: impacts of forest fragmentation on two endemic log-dwelling beetles in south-eastern Australia. Molecular Ecology, 15(6):1481-1492. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2006.02849.x
  • Blanckenhorn WU., Stillwell RC., Young KA., Fox CW., Ashton KG. (2006). When Rensch meets Bergmann: Does sexual size dimorphism change systematically with latitude? Evolution, 60(10):2004-2011. DOI: 10.1554/06-110.1
  • Lindholm AK., Hunt J., Brooks R. (2006). Where do all the maternal effects go? Variation in offspring body size through ontogeny in the live-bearing fish Poecilia parae. Biology Letters, 2(4):586-589. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0546
  • Schradin C. (2006). Whole-day follows of striped mice (Rhabdomys pumilio), a diurnal murid rodent. Journal of Ethology, 24(1):37-43. DOI: 10.1007/s10164-005-0158-2
  • Schradin C., Schubert M., Pillay N. (2006). Winter huddling groups in the striped mouse. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 84(5):693-698. DOI: 10.1139/Z06-048
  • van Kleunen M., Stephan MA., Schmid B. (2006). [CO2]- and density-dependent competition between grassland species. Global Change Biology, 12(11):2175-2186. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01248.x

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