Publications 2009

  • Rankin DJ., Dos Santos M., Wedekind C. (2009). The evolutionary significance of costly punishment is still to be demonstrated. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 106(50):E135.   DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0911990107
  • Bell T., Lilley AK., Hector A., Schmid B., King L., Newman JA. (2009). A Linear Model Method for Biodiversity–Ecosystem Functioning Experiments. American Naturalist, 174(6):836-849. DOI: 10.1086/647931
  • Bucher TB., Wandeler P., Hegelbach J., Keller LF. (2009). Development of microsatellite loci in the European Dipper, Cinclus cinclus. Conservation Genetics Resources, 1(1):309-312. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-009-9071-2
  • Rose KE., Atkinson RL., Turnbull LA., Rees M. (2009). The costs and benefits of fast living. Ecology Letters, 12(12):1379-1384. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01394.x
  • Mattle B., Wilson AB. (2009). Body size preferences in the pot-bellied seahorse Hippocampus abdominalis: choosy males and indiscriminate females. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63(10):1403-1410. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-009-0804-8
  • Greminger M. P., Schäfer MA., Nater A., Blanckenhorn WU., Krützen M. (2009). Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the dung fly (Sepsis cynipsea). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(6):1554-1556. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02736.x
  • Van Buskirk J. (2009). Natural variation in morphology of larval amphibians: Phenotypic plasticity in nature? Ecological Monographs, 79(4):681-705. DOI: 10.1890/08-1692.1
  • Sbilordo SH., Schäfer MA., Ward PI. (2009). Sperm release and use at fertilization by yellow dung fly females (Scathophaga stercoraria). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 98(3):511-518. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2009.01296.x
  • Schradin C., Schneider C., Yuen CH. (2009). Age at puberty in male African striped mice: the impact of food, population density and the presence of the father. Functional Ecology, 23(4):1004-1014. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2009.01569.x
  • Razmjou J., Vorburger C., Tavakkoli H. (2009). Comparative population growth parameters of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae), on different common bean cultivars. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 14(2):83-90. DOI: 10.5167/uzh-23438
  • Tschirren B., Sendecka J., Groothuis T., Gustafsson L., Doligez B. (2009). Heritable variation in maternal yolk hormone transfer in a wild bird population. The American Naturalist, 174(4):557-564. DOI: 10.1086/605379
  • Roembke J., Floate KD., Jochmann R., Schäfer MA., Puniamoorthy N., Knaebe S., Lehmhus J., Rosenkranz B., Scheffczyk A., Schmidt T., Sharples A., Blanckenhorn WU. (2009). Lethal and sublethal toxic effects of a test chemical (ivermectin) on the Yellow Dung Fly Scathophaga stercoraria based on a standardized international ring test. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 28(10):2117-2124. DOI: 10.1897/08-599.1
  • Paul-Victor C., Turnbull LA. (2009). The effect of growth conditions on the seed size/number trade-off. PLoS ONE, 4(9):e6917. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006917
  • Schubert M., Pillay N., Ribble DO., Schradin C. (2009). The Round-Eared Sengi and the Evolution of Social Monogamy: Factors that Constrain Males to Live with a Single Female. Ethology, 115(10):972-985. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2009.01684.x
  • Albrecht M., Duelli P., Obrist MK., Kleijn D., Schmid B. (2009). Effective long-distance pollen dispersal in Centaurea jacea. PLoS ONE, 4(8):e6751. DOI: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0006751
  • Bieri APS., Härri SA., Vorburger C., Müller CB. (2009). Aphid genotypes vary in their response to the presence of fungal endosymbionts in host plants. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(8):1775-1780. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01788.x
  • Heberlein M., Turner DC. (2009). Dogs, Canis familiaris, find hidden food by observing and interacting with a conspecific. Animal Behaviour, 78(2):385-391. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2011.01919.x
  • Postma E., Den Tex RJ., van Noordwijk AJ., Mateman AC. (2009). Neutral markers mirror small-scale quantitative genetic differentiation in an avian island population. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 97(4):867-875. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2009.01252.x
  • Schradin C., Kinahan AA., Pillay N. (2009). Cooperative breeding in groups of synchronously mating females and evolution of large testes to avoid sperm depletion in african striped mice. Biology of Reproduction, 81(1):111-117. DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod.108.075838
  • Canale C. (2009). Could daily torpor be modulated in response to environmental challenges? In: Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Glasgow, UK, 28 June 2009 - 1 July 2009, S58-S59. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.04.522
  • Furrer RD., Manser MB. (2009). Banded mongoose recruitment calls convey information about risk and not stimulus type. Animal Behaviour, 78(1):195-201. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.05.002
  • Wacker L., Baudois O., Eichenberger-Glinz S., Schmid B. (2009). Effects of plant species richness on stand structure and productivity. Journal of Plant Ecology, 2(2):95-106. DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtp010
  • Roscher C., Schmid B., Schulze ED. (2009). Non-random recruitment of invader species in experimental grasslands. Oikos, 118(10):1524-1540. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2009.17601.x
  • Schubert M., Pillay N., Schradin C. (2009). Parental and Alloparental Care in a Polygynous Mammal. Journal of Mammalogy, 90(3):724-731. DOI: 10.1644/08-MAMM-A-175R1.1
  • Van Buskirk J. (2009). Getting in shape: adaptation and phylogenetic inertia in morphology of Australian anuran larvae. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(6):1326-1337. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01750.x
  • Bauerfeind SS., Theisen A., Fischer K. (2009). Patch occupancy in the endangered butterfly Lycaena helle in a fragmented landscape: effects of habitat quality, patch size and isolation. Journal of Insect Conservation, 13(3):271-277. DOI: 10.1007/s10841-008-9166-1
  • Le Roux A., Cherry MI., Gygax L., Manser MB. (2009). Vigilance behaviour and fitness consequences: comparing a solitary foraging and an obligate group-foraging mammal. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63(8):1097-1107. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-009-0762-1
  • Madden JR., Kunc HJP., English S., Manser MB., Clutton-Brock TH. (2009). Do meerkat (Suricata suricatta) pups exhibit strategic begging behaviour and so exploit adults that feed at relatively high rates? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63(9):1259-1268. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-009-0777-7
  • Abhilasha D., Joshi J. (2009). Enhanced fitness due to higher fecundity, increased defence against a specialist and tolerance towards a generalist herbivore in an invasive annual plant. Journal of Plant Ecology, 2(2):77-86. DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtp008
  • Hautier Y., Niklaus PA., Hector A. (2009). Competition for light causes plant biodiversity loss after eutrophication. Science, 324(5927):636-638. DOI: 10.1126/science.1169640
  • Le Roux A., Cherry MI., Manser MB. (2009). The vocal repertoire in a solitary foraging carnivore, Cynictis penicillata, may reflect facultative sociality. Naturwissenschaften, 96(5):575-584. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-008-0506-5
  • Hansen D., Galetti M. (2009). The Forgotten Megafauna. Science, 324(5923):42-43. DOI: 10.1126/science.1172393
  • Madden JR., Kunc HP., English S., Manser MB. and Clutton-Brock TH. (2009). Calling in the gap: competition or cooperation in littermates’ begging behaviour? Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1660):1255-1262. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1660
  • Wilson AB. (2009). Opening Pandora's box: comparative studies of genetic mating systems reveal reproductive complexity. Molecular Ecology, 18(7):1307-1309. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04103.x
  • Wilson A., Arcese P., Keller LF., Pruett CL., Winker K., Patten MA., Chan Y. (2009). The contribution of island populations to in situ genetic conservation. Conservation Genetics, 10(2):419-430. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-008-9612-3
  • Ruuskanen S., Doligez B., Tschirren B., Pitala N., Gustafsson L., Groothuis T., Laaksonen T. (2009). Yolk androgens do not appear to mediate sexual conflict over parental investment in the collared flycatcher Ficedula albicollis. Hormones and Behavior, 55(4):514-519. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2009.01.010
  • Brede N., Sandrock C., Straile D., Spaak P., Jankowski T., Streit B., Schwenk K. (2009). The impact of human-made ecological changes on the genetic architecture of Daphnia species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 106(12):4758-4763. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0807187106
  • Lüpold S., Calhim S., Immler S., Birkhead TR. (2009). Sperm morphology and sperm velocity in passerine birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 276(1659):1175-1181. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1645
  • Furrer RD., Manser MB. (2009). The Evolution of Urgency-Based and Functionally Referential Alarm Calls in Ground-Dwelling Species. American Naturalist, 173(3):400-410. DOI: 10.1086/596541
  • Schmid B., Pfisterer AB., Balvanera P. (2009). Effects of biodiversity on ecosystem, community, and population variables reported 1974–2004. Ecology, 90(3):853. DOI: 10.1890/08-1465.1
  • Bauerfeind SS., Fischer K. (2009). Effects of larval starvation and adult diet-derived amino acids on reproduction in a fruit-feeding butterfly. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 130(3):229-237. DOI: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2008.00814.x
  • Wilson AB. (2009). Fecundity selection predicts Bergmann's rule in syngnathid fishes. Molecular Ecology, 18(6):1263-1272. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04084.x
  • Zulliger DE., Tanner S., Ruch M., Ribi G. (2009). Genetic structure of the high dispersal Atlanto-Mediterreanean sea star Astropecten aranciacus revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences and microsatellite loci. Marine Biology, 156(4):597-610. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-008-1111-z
  • Pitala N., Ruuskanen S., Laaksonen T., Doligez B., Tschirren B., Gustafsson L. (2009). The effects of experimentally manipulated yolk androgens on growth and immune function of male and female nestling collared flycatchers Ficedula albicollis. Journal of Avian Biology, 40(2):225-230. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2009.04452.x
  • Vorburger C., Sandrock C., Gouskov A., Castaneda LE., Ferrari J. (2009). Genotypic variation and the role of defensive endosymbionts in all-parthenogenetic host-parasitoid interaction. Evolution, 63(6):1439-1450. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00660.x
  • Tschirren B., Rutstein AN., Postma E., Mariette M., Griffith SC. (2009). Short- and long-term consequences of early developmental conditions: a case study on wild and domesticated zebra finches. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(2):387-395. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01656.x
  • Lüpold S., Linz GM., Rivers JW., Westneat DF., Birkhead TR. (2009). Sperm competition selects beyond relative testes size in birds. Evolution, 63(2):391-402. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00571.x
  • Lindemann-Matthies P., Constantinou C., Junge X., Köhler K., Mayer J., Nagel U., Raper G., Schüle D., Kadji-Beltran C. (2009). The integration of biodiversity education in the initial education of primary school teachers: four comparative case studies from Europe. Environmental Education Research, 15(1):17-37. DOI: 10.1080/13504620802613496
  • Kistler C., Hegglin D., Würbel H., König B. (2009). Feeding enrichment in an opportunistic carnivore: the red fox. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 116(2-4):260-265. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2008.09.004
  • Tschirren B., Siitari H., Saladin V., Richner H. (2009). Transgenerational immunity in a bird–ectoparasite system: do maternally transferred antibodies affect parasite fecundity or the offspring's susceptibility to fleas? Ibis, 151(1):160-170. DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2008.00880.x
  • Biebach I., Keller LF. (2009). A strong genetic footprint of the re-introduction history of Alpine ibex (Capra ibex ibex). Molecular Ecology, 18(24):5046-5058. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04420.x
  • Bessler H., Temperton VM., Roscher C., Buchmann N., Schmid B., Schulze ED., Weisser WW., Engels C. (2009). Aboveground overyielding in grassland mixtures is associated with reduced biomass partitioning to belowground organs. Ecology, 90(6):1520-1530. DOI: 10.1890/08-0867.1
  • Schmidt BR., Geiser C., Peyer N., Keller N., von Rütte M. (2009). Assessing whether disinfectants against the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis have negative effects on tadpoles and zooplankton. Amphibia-Reptilia, 30(3):313-319. DOI: 10.1163/156853809788795245
  • von Felten S., Hector A., Buchmann N., Niklaus PA., Schmid B., Scherer-Lorenzen M. (2009). Belowground nitrogen partitioning in experimental grassland plant communities of varying species richness. Ecology, 90(5):1389-1399. DOI: 10.1890/08-0802.1
  • Sachs JD., Baillie JEM., Sutherland WJ., Armsworth PR., Ash N., Beddington J., Blackburn TM., Collen B., Gardiner B., Gaston KJ., Godfray HCJ., Green RE., Harvey PH., House B., Knapp S., Kumpel NF., Macdonald DW., Mace GM., Mallet J., Matthews A., May RM., Petchey O., Purvis A., Roe D., Safi K., Turner K., Walpole M., Watson R., Jones KE. (2009). Biodiversity conservation and the millennium development goals. Science, 325(5947):1502-1503. DOI: 10.1126/science.1175035
  • Diaz S., Hector A., Wardle DA. (2009). Biodiversity in forest carbon sequestration initiatives: Not just a side benefit. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 1(1):55-60. Science, 325(5947):1502-1503. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2009.08.001
  • Berger D., Walters RJ. (2009). Book review: Thermal adaptations: a theoretical and empirical synthesis / Michael J. Angilletta Jr. Oxford and New York : Oxford University Press, 2009. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 84(4):410. DOI: 10.1086/648148
  • Naeem S., Bunker DE., Hector A., Loreau M., Perrings C. (2009). Can we predict the effects of global change on biodiversity loss and ecosystem functioning? In: Naeem, S; Bunker, D E; Hector, A; Loreau, M; Perrings, C. Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human wellbeing. Oxford, UK, 290-298. ISBN 978-0-19-954795-1 (hbk.) 978-0-19-954796-8 (pbk.). DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.001.0001
  • Salles JF., Poly F., Schmid B., Le Roux X. (2009). Community niche predicts the functioning of denitrifying bacterial assemblages. Ecology, 90(12):3324-3332. DOI: 10.1890/09-0188.1
  • Kaiser-Bunbury CN., Memmott J., Müller CB. (2009). Community structure of pollination webs of Mauritian heathland habitats. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 11(4):241-254. DOI: 10.1016/j.ppees.2009.04.001
  • Schmid B., Balvanera P., Cardinale BJ., Godbold J., Pfisterer AB., Raffaelli D., Solan M., Srivastava DS. (2009). Consequences of species loss for ecosystem functioning: meta-analyses of data from biodiversity experiments. In: Naeem, S; Bunker, D E; Hector, A; Loreau, M; Perrings, C. Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human wellbeing. Oxford, UK, 14-29. ISBN 978-0-19-954795-1 (hbk.) 978-0-19-954796-8 (pbk.). DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.003.0002
  • Worsfold NT., Warren PH., Petchey OL. (2009). Context-dependent effects of predator removal from experimental microcosm communities. Oikos, 118(9):1319-1326. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2009.17500.x
  • Woodhams DC. (2009). Converting the Religious: Putting Amphibian Conservation in Context. Bioscience Reports, 59(6):462-463. DOI: 10.1525/bio.2009.59.6.2
  • Temperley ND., Webster LMI., Adam A., Keller LF., Johnson PCD. (2009). Cross-species utility of microsatellite markers in trichostrongyloid nematodes. The Journal of Parasitology, 95(2):487-489. DOI: 10.1645/GE-1624.1
  • Schulz T., Schläpfer F. (2009). Demand for landscape management: regulation versus financing. Society & Natural Resources, 22(1):27-41. DOI: 10.1080/08941920801942040
  • Petchey OL., Gaston KJ. (2009). Dendrograms and measures of functional diversity: a second instalment. Oikos, 118(7):1118-1120. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2009.17403.x
  • Tschirren B., Richner H. (2009). Differential effects of yolk hormones on maternal and paternal contribution to parental care. Animal Behaviour, 75(6):1989-1994. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.01.007
  • Indermaur L., Winzeler T., Schmidt BR., Tockner K., Schaub M. (2009). Differential resource selection within shared habitat types across spatial scales in sympatric toads. Ecology, 90(12):3430-3444. DOI: 10.1890/08-0886.1
  • Bauerfeind SS., Perlick JEC., Fischer K. (2009). Disentangling environmental effects on adult life span in a butterfly across the metamorphic boundary. Experimental Gerontology, 44(12):805-811. DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2009.10.007
  • Wacker L., Baudois O., Eichenberger-Glinz S., Schmid B. (2009). Diversity effects in early- and mid-successional species pools along a nitrogen gradient. Ecology, 90(3):637-648. DOI: 10.1890/07-1946.1
  • von Rohr MR., Furrer G., Brandl H. (2009). Effect of iron and phosphate on bacterial cyanide formation determined by methemoglobin in two-dimensional gradient microcultivations. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 79(1):71-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.mimet.2009.08.008
  • Petchey OL., Gaston KJ. (2009). Effects on ecosystem resilience of biodiversity, extinctions, and the structure of regional species pools. Theoretical Ecology, 2(3):177-187. DOI: 10.1007/s12080-009-0041-9
  • Worfsfold NT., Warren PH., Petchey OL. (2009). Erratum - Context-dependent effects of predator removal from experimental microcosm communities. Oikos 118: 1319 - 1326. Oikos, 118(11):1760. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2009.18304.x
  • Stölting KN., Gort G., Wüst C., Wilson AB. (2009). Eukaryotic transcriptomics in silico: Optimizing cDNA-AFLP efficiency. BMC Genomics, 10:565. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-10-565
  • Teixeira S., Foerster K., Bernasconi G. (2009). Evidence for inbreeding depression and post-pollination selection against inbreeding in the dioecious plant Silene latifolia. Heredity, 102(2):101-112. DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2008.86
  • Willi Y. (2009). Evolution towards self-compatibility when mates are limited. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(9):1967-1973. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01806.x
  • Zajitschek SRK., Lindholm AK., Evans JP., Brooks RC. (2009). Experimental evidence that high levels of inbreeding depress sperm competitiveness. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(6):1338-1345. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01738.x
  • Härri SA., Krauss J., Müller CB. (2009). Extended larval development time for aphid parasitoids in the presence of plant endosymbionts. Ecological Entomology, 34(1):20-25. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2008.01037.x
  • Christiansen DG., Reyer H-U. (2009). From clonal to sexual hybrids: Genetic recombination via triploids in all-hybrid populations of water frogs. Evolution, 63(7):1754-1768. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00673.x
  • Puniamoorthy N., Ismail MRB., Tan DSH., Meier R. (2009). From kissing to belly stridulation: comparative analysis reveals surprising diversity, rapid evolution, and much homoplasy in the mating behaviour of 27 species of sepsid flies (Diptera: Sepsidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(11):2146-2156. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01826.x
  • Christiansen DG. (2009). Gamete types, sex determination and stable equilibria of all-hybrid populations of diploid and triploid edible frogs (Pelophylax esculentus). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9(135):1-16. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-135
  • Bolker BM., Brooks ME., Clark CJ., Geange SW., Poulsen JR., Stevens MHH., White J-SS. (2009). Generalized linear mixed models: a practical guide for ecology and evolution. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 24(3):127-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2008.10.008
  • Linnebjerg JF., Hansen DM., Olesen JM. (2009). Gut passage effect of the introduced red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) on germination of invasive plant species in Mauritius. Austral Ecology, 34(3):272-277. DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2008.01928.x
  • Cianciaruso MV., Batalha MA., Gaston KJ., Petchey OL. (2009). Including intraspecific variability in functional diversity. Ecology, 90(1):81-89. DOI: 10.1890/07-1864.1
  • Díaz S., Wardle DA., Hector A. (2009). Incorporating biodiversity in climate change mitigation initiatives. In: Naeem, S; Bunker, D E; Hector, A; Loreau, M; Perrings, C. Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human wellbeing. Oxford, UK, 149-166. ISBN 978-0-19-954795-1 (hbk.) 978-0-19-954796-8 (pbk.). DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.003.0011
  • Kaiser-Bunbury CN., Müller CB. (2009). Indirect interactions between invasive and native plants via pollinators. Naturwissenschaften, 96(3):339-346. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-008-0481-x
  • Beckerman AP., Petchey OL. (2009). Infectious food webs. Journal of Animal Ecology, 78(3):493-496. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2009.01538.x
  • Ozgul A., Oli MK., Armitage KB., Blumstein DT., Van Vuren DH. (2009). Influence of local demography on asymptotic and transient dynamics of a yellow-bellied marmot metapopulation. The American Naturalist, 173(4):517-530. DOI: 10.1086/597225
  • Naeem S., Bunker DE., Hector A., Loreau M., Perrings C. (2009). Introduction: the ecological and social implications of changing biodiversity. An overview of a decade of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning research. In: Naeem, S; Bunker, D E; Hector, A; Loreau, M; Perrings, C. Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human wellbeing. Oxford, UK, 3-13. ISBN 978-0-19-954795-1 (hbk.) 978-0-19-954796-8 (pbk.). DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.001.0001
  • Hansen DM., Müller CB. (2009). Invasive ants disrupt gecko pollination and seed dispersal of the endangered plant Roussea simplex in Mauritius. Biotropica, 41(2):202-208. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2008.00473.x
  • Inatsugi R., Kawai H., Yamaoka Y., Yu Y., Sekiguchi A., Nakamura M., Nishida I. (2009). Isozyme-specific modes of activation of CTP:phosphorylcholine cytidylyltransferase in Arabidopsis thaliana at low temperature. Plant & Cell Physiology, 50(10):1727-1735. DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pcp115
  • Bischoff L., Tschirren B., Richner H. (2009). Long-term effects of early parasite exposure on song duration and singing strategy in great tits. Behavioural Ecology, 20:265-270. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arp012
  • Viketoft M., Bengtsson J., Sohlenius B., Berg MP., Petchey O., Palmborg C., Huss-Danell K. (2009). Long-term effects of plant diversity and composition on soil nematode communities in model grasslands. Ecology, 90(1):90-99. DOI: 10.1890/08-0382.1
  • Bergamini A., Peintinger M., Fakheran S., Moradi H., Schmid B., Joshi J. (2009). Loss of habitat specialists despite conservation management in fen remnants 1995–2006. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 11:65-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.ppees.2008.10.001
  • Schubert M., Schradin C., Rödel H., Pillay N., Ribble DO. (2009). Male mate guarding in a socially monogamous mammal, the round-eared sengi: on costs and trade-offs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(2):257-264. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-009-0842-2
  • Vorburger C., Schmeller DS., Hotz H., Guex GD., Reyer H-U. (2009). Masked Damage: Mutational Load in Hemiclonal Water Frogs. In: Schön, I; Martens, K; Van Dijk, P. Lost Sex: The Evolutionary Biology of Parthenogenesis. Chapter 20, 433-446. ISBN 978-90-481-2771-9 (P) 978-90-481-2770-2 (E). DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2770-2_20
  • Hoeck PEA., Bucher TB., Wandeler P., Keller LF. (2009). Microsatellite primers for the four Galápagos mockingbird species (Mimus parvulus, Mimus macdonaldi, Mimus melanotis and Mimus trifasciatus). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(6):1538-1541. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02704.x
  • Postma E., Gienapp P. (2009). Origin-related differences in plumage coloration within an island population of great tits (Parus major). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 87(1):1-7. DOI: 10.1139/Z08-132
  • Banerji A., Morin PJ. (2009). Phenotypic plasticity, intraguild predation and anti-cannibal defences in an enigmatic polymorphic ciliate. Functional Ecology, 23(2):427-434. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2008.01499.x
  • Marquard E., Weigelt A., Temperton VM., Roscher C., Schumacher J., Buchmann N., Fischer M., Weisser WW., Schmid B. (2009). Plant species richness and functional composition drive overyielding in a six-year grassland experiment. Ecology, 90(12):3290-3302. DOI: 10.1890/09-0069.1
  • Marquard E., Weigelt A., Roscher C., Gubsch M., Lipowsky A., Schmid B. (2009). Positive biodiversity–productivity relationship due to increased plant density. Journal of Ecology, 97(4):696-704. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01521.x
  • Steiner UK., Van Buskirk J. (2009). Predator-induced changes in metabolism cannot explain the growth/predation risk tradeoff. PLoS ONE, 4(7):1-4. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006160
  • Coppack T., Pulido F. (2009). Proximate control and adaptive potential of protandrous migration in birds. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 49(5):493-506. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icp029
  • Saner P., Lim R., Burla B., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Hector A. (2009). Reduced soil respiration in gaps in logged lowland dipterocarp forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 258:2007-2012. DOI: 10.5167/uzh-21018
  • Hansen DM., Mueller CB. (2009). Reproductive ecology of the endangered enigmatic Mauritian endemic Roussea simplex (Rousseaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences, 170(1):42-52. DOI: 10.1086/593050
  • Harris RN., Brucker RM., Walke JB., Becker MH., Schwantes CR., Flaherty DC., Lam BA., Woodhams DC., Briggs CJ., Vredenburg VT., Minbiole KPC. (2009). Skin microbes on frogs prevent morbidity and mortality caused by a lethal skin fungus. ISME Journal, 3(7):818-824. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2009.27
  • Leu T., Lüscher B., Zumbach S. and Schmidt BR. (2009). Small fish (Leucaspius delineatus) that are often released into garden ponds and amphibian breeding sites prey on eggs and tadpoles of the common frog (Rana temporaria). Amphibia-Reptilia, 30(2):290-293. DOI: 10.1163/156853809788201153
  • Lüpold S., Linz GM., Birkhead TR. (2009). Sperm design and variation in the New World blackbirds (Icteridae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63(6):899-909. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-009-0733-6
  • Junge X., Jacot KA., Bosshard A., Lindemann-Matthies P. (2009). Swiss people’s attitudes towards field margins for biodiversity conservation. Journal for Nature Conservation, 17:150-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnc.2008.12.004
  • He JS., Wang X., Flynn DFB., Wang L., Schmid B., Fang J. (2009). Taxonomic, phylogenetic, and environmental trade-offs between leaf productivity and persistence. Ecology, 90(10):2779-2791. DOI: 10.1890/08-1126.1
  • Staehli A., Schaerer R., Hoelzle K., Ribi G. (2009). Temperature induced disease in the starfish Astropecten jonstoni. Marine Biodiversity Records, 2:e78. DOI: 10.1017/S1755267209000633
  • Leary DJ., Petchey OL. (2009). Testing a biological mechanism of the insurance hypothesis in experimental aquatic communities. Journal of Animal Ecology, 78(6):1143-1151. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2009.01586.x
  • Griffiths CJ., Jones CG., Hansen DM., Puttoo M., Tatayah RV., Müller CB., Harris S. (2009). The Use of Extant Non-Indigenous Tortoises as a Restoration Tool to Replace Extinct Ecosystem Engineers. Restoration Ecology, 18(1):1-7. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2009.00612.x
  • Conlon JM., Demandt A., Nielsen PF., Leprince J., Vaudry H., Woodhams DC. (2009). The alyteserins: Two families of antimicrobial peptides from the skin secretions of the midwife toad Alytes obstetricans (Alytidae). Peptides, 30(6):1069-1073. DOI: 10.1016/j.peptides.2009.03.004
  • Hector A., Bell T., Connolly J., Finn J., Fox J., Kirwan L., Loreau M., McLaren J., Schmid B., Weigelt A. (2009). The analysis of biodiversity experiments: from pattern toward mechanism. In: Naeem, S; Bunker, D E; Hector, A; Loreau, M; Perrings, C. Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human wellbeing. Oxford, UK, 94-104. ISBN 978-0-19-954796-8 (pbk.) 978-0-19-954795-1 (hbk.). DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.003.0007
  • Ozgul A., Tuljapurkar S., Benton TG., Pemberton JM., Clutton-Brock TH., Coulson T. (2009). The dynamics of phenotypic change and the shrinking sheep of St. Kilda. Science, 325(5939):464-467. DOI: 10.1126/science.1173668
  • Gotthard K., Berger D., Bergman M., Merilaita S. (2009). The evolution of alternative morphs: density-dependent determination of larval colour dimorphism in a butterfly. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 98(2):256-266. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2009.01290.x
  • Van Buskirk J., Steiner UK. (2009). The fitness costs of developmental canalization and plasticity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(4):852-860. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01685.x
  • Zanini F., Pellet J., Schmidt BR. (2009). The transferability of distribution models across regions: an amphibian case study. Diversity and Distributions, 15(3):469-480. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00556.x
  • Ozgul A., Oli MK., Bolker BM., Perez-Heydrich C. (2009). Upper respiratory tract disease, force of infection, and effects on survival of gopher tortoises. Ecological Applications, 19(3):786-798. DOI: 10.1890/08-0219.1
  • Van Buskirk J., Mulvihill RS., Leberman RC. (2009). Variable shifts in spring and autumn migration phenology in North American songbirds associated with climate change. Global Change Biology, 15(3):760-771. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01751.x
  • Tennessen JA., Woodhams DC., Chaurand P., Reinert LK., Billheimer D., Shyr Y., Caprioli RM., Blouin MS., Rollins-Smith LA. (2009). Variations in the expressed antimicrobial peptide repertoire of northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens) populations suggest intraspecies differences in resistance to pathogens. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 33(12):1247-1257.   DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2009.07.004