Publications 2007

  • Herzog J., Müller CB., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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. ,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., Bagchi R. (2007). Biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature, 448(7150):188-190. DOI: 10.1038/nature05947
  • Brandes Ammann A., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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 MI., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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