Heike Feldhaar: Publikationen

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Chao, A., Chiu, C., Hu, K., van der Plas, F., Cadotte, M., Mitesser, O., Thorn, S., Mori, A., Scherer‐Lorenzen, M., Eisenhauer, N., Bässler, C., Delory, B., Feldhaar, H., Fichtner, A., Hothorn, T., Peters, M., Pierick, K., von Oheimb, G., Müller, J.: Hill–Chao numbers allow decomposing gamma multifunctionality into alpha and beta components. Ecology Letters, 27, e14336 (2024).

Hopfe, C., Ospina-Jara, B., Schulze, T., Tischer, M., Morales, D., Reinhartz, V., Esfahani, R., Valderrama, C., Pérez-Rigueiro, J., Bleidorn, C., Feldhaar, H., Cabra-García, J., Scheibel, T.: Impact of environmental factors on spider silk properties. Current Biology, 34, 56-67 (2024).


Kniese, J., Ritschar, S., Bünger, L., Feldhaar, H., Laforsch, C., Römpp, A., Schmidt, H.: Localisation and identification of polystyrene particles in tissue sections using Raman spectroscopic imaging. NanoImpact, 30, 100465 (2023).

Hink, L., Holzinger, A., Sandfeld, T., Weig, A., Schramm, A., Feldhaar, H., Horn, M.: Microplastic ingestion affects hydrogen production and microbiomes in the gut of the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber. Environmental Microbiology, 25(12), 2776-2791 (2023).

Darras, H., Berney, C., Hasin, S., Drescher, J., Feldhaar, H., Keller, L.: Obligate chimerism in male yellow crazy ants. Science, 380, 55-58 (2023).

Müller, J., Mitesser, O., Schaefer, H., Seibold, S., Busse, A., Kriegel, P., Rabl, D., Gelis, R., Arteaga, A., Freile, J., Leite, G., de Melo, T., LeBien, J., Campos-Cerqueira, M., Blüthgen, N., Tremlett, C., Böttger, D., Feldhaar, H., Grella, N., Falconí-López, A., Donoso, D., Moriniere, J., Buřivalová, Z.: Soundscapes and deep learning enable tracking biodiversity recovery in tropical forests. Nature Communications, 14, 6191 (2023).

Diller, J., Hüftlein, F., Lücker, D., Feldhaar, H., Laforsch, C.: Allelochemical run-off from the invasive terrestrial plant Impatiens glandulifera decreases defensibility in Daphnia. Scientific Reports, 13, 1207 (2023).

Desie, E., Zuo, J., Verheyen, K., Djukic, I., Van Meerbeek, K., Auge, H., Barsoum, N., Baum, C., Bruelheide, H., Eisenhauer, N., Feldhaar, H., Ferlian, O., Gravel, D., Jactel, H., Kappel Schmidt, I., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Meredieu, C., Mereu, S., Messier, C., Morillas, L., Nock, C., Paquette, A., Ponette, Q., Reich, P., Roales, J., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Seitz, S., Schmidt, A., Stefanski, A., Trogisch, S., van Halder, I., Weih, M., Williams, L., Yang, B., Muys, B.: Disentangling drivers of litter decomposition in a multi-continent network of tree diversity experiments. Science of the Total Environment, 857, Part 3, 159717 (2023).

Storch, F., Boch, S., Gossner, M., Feldhaar, H., Ammer, C., Schall, P., Polle, A., Kroiher, F., Müller, J., Bauhus, J.: Linking structure and species richness to support forest biodiversity monitoring at large scales. Annals of Forest Science, 80, 3 (2023).

Holzinger, A., Hink, L., Sehl, E., Rüppel, N., Lehndorff, E., Weig, A., Agarwal, S., Horn, M., Feldhaar, H.: Biodegradable polymers boost reproduction in the earthworm Eisenia fetida. Science of the Total Environment, 892, 164670 (2023).

Seidenath, D., Weig, A., Mittereder, A., Hillenbrand, T., Brüggemann, D., Opel, T., Langhof, N., Riedl, M., Feldhaar, H., Otti, O.: Diesel exhaust particles alter gut microbiome and gene expression in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Ecology and Evolution, 13(6), e10180 (2023).

Hüftlein, F., Seidenath, D., Mittereder, A., Hillenbrand, T., Brüggemann, D., Otti, O., Feldhaar, H., Laforsch, C., Schott, M.: Effects of diesel exhaust particles on the health and survival of the buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris after acute and chronic oral exposure. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 458, 131905 (2023).

Müller, J., Mitesser, O., Cadotte, M., van der Plas, F., Mori, A., Ammer, C., Chao, A., Scherer‐Lorenzen, M., Baldrian, P., Bässler, C., Biedermann, P., Cesarz, S., Claßen, A., Delory, B., Feldhaar, H., Fichtner, A., Hothorn, T., Kuenzer, C., Peters, M., Pierick, K., Schmitt, T., Schuldt, B., Seidel, D., Six, D., Steffan‐Dewenter, I., Thorn, S., von Oheimb, G., Wegmann, M., Weisser, W., Eisenhauer, N.: Enhancing the structural diversity between forest patches : A concept and real‐world experiment to study biodiversity, multifunctionality and forest resilience across spatial scales. Global Change Biology, 29, 1437-1450 (2023).

Houadria, M., Barone, G., Fayle, T., Schmitt, T., Konik, P., Feldhaar, H.: An experimental, behavioral, and chemical analysis of food limitations in mutualistic Crematogaster ant symbionts inhabiting Macaranga host plants. Ecology and Evolution, 13, e9760 (2023).


Balzani, P., Dekoninck, W., Feldhaar, H., Freitag, A., Frizzi, F., Frouz, J., Masoni, A., Robinson, E., Sorvari, J., Santini, G.: Challenges and a call to action for protecting European red wood ants. Conservation Biology, 36, e13959 (2022).

Holzinger, A., Mair, M., Lücker, D., Seidenath, D., Opel, T., Langhof, N., Otti, O., Feldhaar, H.: Comparison of fitness effects in the earthworm Eisenia fetida after exposure to single or multiple anthropogenic pollutants. Science of the Total Environment, 838, Part 3, 156387 (2022).

Castillo, R., Wurdack, M., Pauli, T., Keller, A., Feldhaar, H., Polidori, C., Niehuis, O., Schmitt, T.: Evidence for a chemical arms race between cuckoo wasps of the genus Hedychrum and their distantly related host apoid wasps. BMC Ecology and Evolution, 22, 138 (2022).

Riedl, S., Völkl, M., Holzinger, A., Jasinski, J., Jérôme, V., Scheibel, T., Feldhaar, H., Freitag, R.: In vitro cultivation of primary intestinal cells from Eisenia fetida as basis for ecotoxicological studies. Ecotoxicology, 31, 221-233 (2022).

Klotz, M., Schaller, J., Feldhaar, H., Dengler, J., Gebauer, G., Aas, G., Weissflog, A., Engelbrecht, B.: Plasticity of plant silicon and nitrogen concentrations in response to water regimes varies across temperate grassland species. Functional Ecology, 36, 3211-3222 (2022).

Georgiev, K., Bässler, C., Feldhaar, H., Heibl, C., Karasch, P., Müller, J., Perlik, M., Weiss, I., Thorn, S.: Windthrow and salvage logging alter β-diversity of multiple species groups in a mountain spruce forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 520, 120401 (2022).

Diller, J., Drescher, S., Hofmann, M., Rabus, M., Feldhaar, H., Laforsch, C.: The Beauty is a beast : Does leachate from the invasive terrestrial plant Impatiens glandulifera affect aquatic food webs?. Ecology and Evolution, 12, e8781 (2022).


Le Provost, G., Thiele, J., Westphal, C., Penone, C., Allan, E., Neyret, M., van der Plas, F., Ayasse, M., Bardgett, R., Birkhofer, K., Boch, S., Bonkowski, M., Buscot, F., Feldhaar, H., Gaulton, R., Goldmann, K., Gossner, M., Klaus, V., Kleinebecker, T., Krauss, J., Renner, S., Scherreiks, P., Sikorski, J., Baulechner, D., Blüthgen, N., Bolliger, R., Börschig, C., Busch, V., Chisté, M., Fiore-Donno, A., Fischer, M., Arndt, H., Hoelzel, N., John, K., Jung, K., Lange, M., Marzini, C., Overmann, J., Paŝalić, E., Perović, D., Prati, D., Schäfer, D., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sonnemann, I., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Vogt, J., Wehner, K., Weiner, C., Weisser, W., Wells, K., Werner, M., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Wurst, S., Zaitsev, A., Manning, P.: Contrasting responses of above- and belowground diversity to multiple components of land-use intensity. Nature Communications, 12, 3918 (2021).

Kwon, T., Shibata, H., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Schmidt, I., Larsen, K., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K., Lamarque, J., Hagedorn, F., Eisenhauer, N., Djukic, I., and TeaComposition Network including Feldhaar, H.: Effects of Climate and Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Early to Mid-Term Stage Litter Decomposition Across Biomes. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 4, 678480 (2021).

Georgiev, K., Beudert, B., Bässler, C., Feldhaar, H., Heibl, C., Karasch, P., Müller, J., Perlík, M., Weiss, I., Thorn, S.: Forest disturbance and salvage logging have neutral long-term effects on drinking water quality but alter biodiversity. Forest Ecology and Management, 495, 119354 (2021).

Seidenath, D., Holzinger, A., Kemnitz, K., Langhof, N., Lücker, D., Opel, T., Otti, O., Feldhaar, H.: Individual vs. Combined Short-Term Effects of Soil Pollutants on Colony Founding in a Common Ant Species. Frontiers in Insect Science, 1, 761881 (2021).

Henneberg, B., Bauer, S., Birkenbach, M., Mertl, V., Steinbauer, M., Feldhaar, H., Obermaier, E.: Influence of tree hollow characteristics and forest structure on saproxylic beetle diversity in tree hollows in managed forests in a regional comparison. Ecology and Evolution, 11, 17973-17999 (2021).

Bieberich, J., Müller, S., Feldhaar, H., Lauerer, M.: Invasive Impatiens glandulifera : A driver of changes in native vegetation?. Ecology and Evolution, 11, 1320-1333 (2021).

Lenancker, P., Feldhaar, H., Holzinger, A., Greenfield, M., Strain, A., Yeeles, P., Hoffmann, B., Tay, W., Lach, L.: Origin, behaviour, and genetics of reproductive workers in an invasive ant. Frontiers in Zoology, 18, 13 (2021).


Baeuerle, G., Feldhaar, H., Otti, O.: Comparing a Potential External Immune Defense Trait to Internal Immunity in Females of Wild Bumblebees. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 62 (2020).

Thorn, S., Chao, A., Georgiev, K., Müller, J., Bässler, C., Campbell, J., Castro, J., Chen, Y., Choi, C., Cobb, T., Donato, D., Durska, E., Macdonald, E., Feldhaar, H., Fontaine, J., Fornwalt, P., Hernández, R., Hutto, R., Koivula, M., Lee, E., Lindenmayer, D., Mikusiński, G., Obrist, M., Perlík, M., Rost, J., Waldron, K., Wermelinger, B., Weiss, I., Żmihorski, M., Leverkus, A.: Estimating retention benchmarks for salvage logging to protect biodiversity. Nature Communications, 11, 4762 (2020).

Tragust, S., Herrmann, C., Häfner, J., Braasch, R., Tilgen, C., Hoock, M., Milidakis, M., Gross, R., Feldhaar, H.: Formicine ants swallow their highly acidic poison for gut microbial selection and control. eLife, 9, e60287 (2020).

Bieberich, J., Feldhaar, H., Lauerer, M.: Micro-habitat and season dependent impact of the invasive Impatiens glandulifera on native vegetation. NeoBiota, 57, 109-131 (2020).

Feldhaar, H., Otti, O.: Pollutants and Their Interaction with Diseases of Social Hymenoptera. Insects, 11, 153 (2020).

Houadria, M., Feldhaar, H., Fiala, B., Leština, D., Chung, A., Salleh, A., Justin, H., Kokorova, P., Fayle, T.: Reduced benefits of ant occupation for ant-trees in oil palm compared with heavily logged forest. Symbiosis, 81, 79-91 (2020).

Drakulić, S., Spatz, T., Dittrich, C., Hager, J., Feldhaar, H., Rödel, M.: Variations in thermal preference of Bombina variegata tadpoles - Unterschiedliche Temperaturpräferenzen von Bombina-variegata-Kaulquappen. Mertensiella, 29, 73-81 (2020).


Heuss, L., Grevé, M., Schäfer, D., Busch, V., Feldhaar, H.: Direct and indirect effects of land‐use intensification on ant communities in temperate grasslands. Ecology and Evolution, 9, 4013-4024 (2019).

Grevé, M., Bláha, S., Teuber, J., Rothmaier, M., Feldhaar, H.: The effect of ground surface rugosity on ant running speed is species-specific rather than size dependent. Insectes Sociaux, 66, 355-364 (2019).

Meyer, S., Heuss, L., Feldhaar, H., Weisser, W., Gossner, M.: Land-use components, abundance of predatory arthropods, and vegetation height affect predation rates in grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 270-271, 84-92 (2019).

Dittrich, C., Huster, J., Rödel, M., Feldhaar, H.: Matriline effects on metamorphic traits in a natural system in the European common frog (Rana temporaria). Ecology and Evolution, 9, 3075-3088 (2019).

Brinker, P., Weig, A., Rambold, G., Feldhaar, H., Tragust, S.: Microbial community composition of nest-carton and adjoining soil of the ant Lasius fuliginosus and the role of host secretions in structuring microbial communities. Fungal Ecology, 38, 44-53 (2019).


Heidinger, I., Hein, S., Feldhaar, H., Poethke, H.: Biased dispersal of Metrioptera bicolor, a wing dimorphic bush-cricket. Insect Science, 25, 297-308 (2018).

Djukic, I., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Kappel Schmidt, I., Larsen, K., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K., and TeaComposition Network including Feldhaar, H.: Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of the Total Environment, 628-629, 1369-1394 (2018).

Grevé, M., Hager, J., Weisser, W., Schall, P., Gossner, M., Feldhaar, H.: Effect of forest management on temperate ant communities. Ecosphere, 9, e02303 (2018).

Sandberger-Loua, L., Rödel, M., Feldhaar, H.: Gene-flow in the clowds : landscape genetics of a viviparous, montane grassland toad in the tropics. Conservation Genetics, 19, 169-180 (2018).

Schauer, B., Steinbauer, M., Vailshery, L., Müller, J., Feldhaar, H., Obermaier, E.: Influence of tree hollow characteristics on saproxylic beetle diversity in a managed forest. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27, 853-869 (2018).

Bieberich, J., Lauerer, M., Drachsler, M., Heinrichs, J., Müller, S., Feldhaar, H.: Species- and developmental stage-specific effects of allelopathy and competition of invasive Impatiens glandulifera on co-occurring plants. PLoS One, 13, e0205843 (2018).

Dittrich, C., Rodríguez, A., Segev, O., Drakulić, S., Feldhaar, H., Vences, M., Rödel, M.: Temporal migration patterns and mating tactics influence size-assortative mating in Rana temporaria. Behavioral Ecology, 29, 418-428 (2018).

Grözinger, F., Feldhaar, H., Thein, J., Rödel, M.: Testing the impact of environmental conditions and matriline on tadpole developmental traits in the European Common Frog, Rana temporaria, in the field. Salamandra, 54, 201-209 (2018).

Schauer, B., Bong, J., Popp, C., Obermaier, E., Feldhaar, H.: Dispersal limitation of saproxylic insects in a managed forest? A population genetics approach. Basic and Applied Ecology, 32, 26-38 (2018).


Drakulić, S., Feldhaar, H., Lisičić, D., Mioč, M., Cizelj, I., Seiler, M., Spatz, T., Rödel, M.: Local differences of thermal preferences in European common frog (Rana temporaria Linnaeus, 1758) tadpoles. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 268, 47-54 (2017).

Wurdack, M., Polidori, C., Keller, A., Feldhaar, H., Schmitt, T.: Release from prey preservation behavior via prey switch allowed diversification of cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in digger wasps. Evolution, 71, 2562-2571 (2017).


Kupper, M., Stigloher, C., Feldhaar, H., Gross, R.: Distribution of the obligate endosymbiont Blochmannia floridanus and expression analysis of putative immune genes in ovaries of the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus. Arthropod Structure & Development, 45, 475-487 (2016).

Neuvonen, M., Tamarit, D., Näslund, K., Liebig, J., Feldhaar, H., Moran, N., Guy, L., Andersson, S.: The genome of Rhizobiales bacteria in predatory ants reveals urease gene functions but no genes for nitrogen fixation. Scientific Reports, 6, 39197 (2016).

Sandberger-Loua, L., Feldhaar, H., Jehle, R., Rödel, M.: Multiple paternity in a viviparous toad with internal fertilisation. The Science of Nature, 103, 51 (2016).

Figgener, C., Chacón-Chaverri, D., Jensen, M., Feldhaar, H.: Paternity re-visited in a recovering population of Caribbean leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 475, 114-123 (2016).

Drakulić, S., Feldhaar, H., Lisičić, D., Mioč, M., Cizelj, I., Seiler, M., Spatz, T., Rödel, M.: Population-specific effects of developmental temperature on body condition and jumping performance of a widespread European frog. Ecology and Evolution, 6, 3115-3128 (2016).

Feldhaar, H., Maschwitz, U., Fiala, B.: Taxonomic Revision of the Obligate Plant-Ants of the Genus Crematogaster Lund (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae), Associated with Macaranga Thouars (Euphorbiaceae) on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula. Sociobiology, 63, 651-681 (2016).


Gegner, T., Otti, O., Tragust, S., Feldhaar, H.: Do microsporidia function as “biological weapon” for Harmonia axyridis under natural conditions?. Insect Science, 22, 353-359 (2015).

Tragust, S., Feldhaar, H., Espadaler, X., Pedersen, J.: Rapid increase of the parasitic fungus Laboulbenia formicarum in supercolonies of the invasive garden ant Lasius neglectus. Biological Invasions, 17, 2795-2801 (2015).

Gupta, S., Kupper, M., Ratzka, C., Feldhaar, H., Vilcinskas, A., Gross, R., Dandekar, T., Förster, F.: Scrutinizing the immune defence inventory of Camponotus floridanus applying total transcriptome sequencing. BMC Genomics, 16, 540 (2015).


Feldhaar, H.: Ant nutritional ecology: linking the nutritional niche plasticity on individual and colony-level to community ecology. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 5, 25-30 (2014).

Wells, K., Feldhaar, H., O'Hara, R.: Population fluctuations affect inference in ecological networks of multi-species interactions. Oikos, 123, 589-598 (2014).

Otti, O., Tragust, S., Feldhaar, H.: Unifying external and internal immune defences. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 29, 625-634 (2014).

Kupper, M., Gupta, S., Feldhaar, H., Gross, R.: Versatile roles of the chaperonin GroEL in microorganism : insect interactions. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 353, 1-10 (2014).

Grözinger, F., Thein, J., Feldhaar, H., Rödel, M.: Giants, Dwarfs and the Environment : Metamorphic Trait Plasticity in the Common Frog. PLoS One, 9, e89982 (2014).


Ratzka, C., Gross, R., Feldhaar, H.: Gene expression analysis of the endosymbiont-bearing midgut tissue during ontogeny of the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus. Journal of Insect Physiology, 59, 611-623 (2013).

Heidinger, I., Hein, S., Feldhaar, H., Poethke, H.: The genetic structure of populations of Metrioptera bicolor in a spatially structured landscape : effects of dispersal barriers and geographic distance. Conservation Genetics, 14, 299-311 (2013).

Ratzka, C., Gross, R., Feldhaar, H.: Systemic gene knockdown in Camponotus floridanus workers by feeding of dsRNA. Insectes Sociaux, 60, 475-484 (2013).


Ratzka, C., Gross, R., Feldhaar, H.: Endosymbiont Tolerance and Control within Insect Hosts. Insects, 3, 553-572 (2012).

Grözinger, F., Wertz, A., Thein, J., Feldhaar, H., Rödel, M.: Environmental factors fail to explain oviposition site use in the European common frog. Journal of Zoology, 288, 103-111 (2012).

Ratzka, C., Förster, F., Liang, C., Kupper, M., Dandekar, T., Feldhaar, H., Gross, R.: Molecular Characterization of Antimicrobial Peptide Genes of the Carpenter Ant Camponotus floridanus. PLoS One, 7, e43036 (2012).


Feldhaar, H.: Bacterial symbionts as mediators of ecologically important traits of insect hosts. Ecological Entomology, 36, 533-543 (2011).

Leonhardt, S., Form, S., Blüthgen, N., Schmitt, T., Feldhaar, H.: Genetic Relatedness and Chemical Profiles in an Unusually Peaceful Eusocial Bee. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 37, 1117-1126 (2011).

Ratzka, C., Liang, C., Dandekar, T., Gross, R., Feldhaar, H.: Immune response of the ant Camponotus floridanus against pathogens and its obligate mutualistic endosymbiont. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 41, 529-536 (2011).

Drescher, J., Feldhaar, H., Blüthgen, N.: Interspecific Aggression and Resource Monopolization of the Invasive Ant Anoplolepis gracilipes in Malaysian Borneo. Biotropica, 43, 93-99 (2011).

Simberloff, D., Alexander, J., Allendorf, F., Aronson, J., Antunes, P., Bacher, S., Bardgett, R., Bertolino, S., Bishop, M., Blackburn, T., Blakeslee, A., Blumenthal, D., Bortolus, A., Buckley, R., Buckley, Y., Byers, J., Callaway, R., Campbell, F., Campbell, K., Campbell, M., Carlton, J., Cassey, P., Catford, J., Celesti-Grapow, L., Chapman, J., Clark, P., Clewell, A., Clode, J., Chang, A., Chytrý, M., Clout, M., Cohen, A., Cowan, P., Cowie, R., Crall, A., Crooks, J., Deveney, M., Dixon, K., Dobbs, F., Duffy, D., Duncan, R., Ehrlich, P., Eldredge, L., Evenhuis, N., Fausch, K., Feldhaar, H., Firn, J., Fowler, A., Galil, B., Garcia-Berthou, E., Geller, J., Genovesi, P., Gerber, E., Gherardi, F., Gollasch, S., Gordon, D., Graham, J., Gribben, P., Griffen, B., Grosholz, E., Hewitt, C., Hierro, J., Hulme, P., Hutchings, P., Jarošík, V., Jeschke, J., Johnson, C., Johnson, L., Johnston, E., Jones, C., Keller, R., King, C., Knols, B., Kollmann, J., Kompas, T., Kotanen, P., Kowarik, I., Kühn, I., Kumschick, S., Leung, B., Liebhold, A., MacIsaac, H., Mack, R., McCullough, D., McDonald, R., Merritt, D., Meyerson, L., Minchin, D., Mooney, H., Morisette, J., Moyle, P., Müller-Schärer, H., Murray, B., Nehring, S., Nelson, W., Nentwig, W., Novak, S., Occhipinti, A., Ojaveer, H., Osborne, B.: Non-natives : 141 scientists object. Nature, 475, 36 (2011).


Stoll, S., Feldhaar, H., Fraunholz, M., Gross, R.: Bacteriocyte dynamics during development of a holometabolous insect, the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus. BMC Microbiology, 10, 308 (2010).

Türke, M., Fiala, B., Linsenmair, K., Feldhaar, H.: Estimation of dispersal distances of the obligately plant-associated ant Crematogaster decamera. Ecological Entomology, 35, 662-671 (2010).

Drescher, J., Blüthgen, N., Schmitt, T., Bühler, J., Feldhaar, H.: Societies Drifting Apart? Behavioural, Genetic and Chemical Differentiation between Supercolonies in the Yellow Crazy Ant Anoplolepis gracilipes. PLoS One, 5, e13581 (2010).

Feldhaar, H., Gebauer, G., Blüthgen, N.: Stable isotopes: past and future in exposing secrets of ant nutrition (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News, 13, 3-13 (2010).

Thomas, M., Becker, K., Abbott, K., Feldhaar, H.: Supercolony mosaics: two different invasions by the yellow crazy ant, Anoplolepis gracilipes, on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Biological Invasions, 12, 677-687 (2010).

Sandberger, L., Feldhaar, H., Lampert, K., Lamatsch, D., Rödel, M.: Small, specialised and highly mobile? The tree-hole breeding frog, Phrynobatrachus guineensis, lacks fine-scale population structure. African Journal of Herpetology, 59, 79-94 (2010).


Feldhaar, H., Gross, R.: Genome degeneration affects both extracellular and intracellular bacterial endosymbionts. Journal of Biology, 8, 31 (2009).

Feldhaar, H., Gross, R.: Insects as hosts for mutualistic bacteria. International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 299, 1-8 (2009).

Stoll, S., Feldhaar, H., Gross, R.: Promoter Characterization in the AT-Rich Genome of the Obligate Endosymbiont "Candidatus Blochmannia floridanus". Journal of Bacteriology, 191, 3747-3751 (2009).

Stoll, S., Feldhaar, H., Gross, R.: Transcriptional profiling of the endosymbiont Blochmannia floridanus during different developmental stages of its holometabolous ant host. Environmental Microbiology, 11, 877-888 (2009).


Feldhaar, H., Foitzik, S., Heinze, J.: Lifelong commitment to the wrong partner : Hybridization in ants. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 363, 2891-2899 (2008).

Gomez-Valero, L., Latorre, A., Gil, R., Gadau, J., Feldhaar, H., Silva, F.: Patterns and rates of nucleotide substitution, insertion and deletion in the endosymbiont of ants Blochmannia floridanus. Molecular Ecology, 17, 4382-4392 (2008).

Pol, R., Lopez de Casenave, J., Feldhaar, H., Milesi, F., Gadau, J.: Polyandry in two South American harvester ants. Insectes Sociaux, 55, 91-97 (2008).

Helmkampf, M., Gadau, J., Feldhaar, H.: Population- and sociogenetic structure of the leaf-cutter ant Atta colombica (Formicidae, Myrmicinae). Insectes Sociaux, 55, 434-442 (2008).

Feldhaar, H., Gross, R.: Immune reactions of insects on bacterial pathogens and mutualists. Microbes and Infection, 10, 1082-1088 (2008).


Stoll, S., Gadau, J., Gross, R., Feldhaar, H.: Bacterial microbiota associated with ants of the genus Tetraponera. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 90, 399-412 (2007).

Wilting, A., Buckley-Beason, V., Feldhaar, H., Gadau, J., O'Brien, S., Linsenmair, K.: Clouded leopard phylogeny revisited : support for species recognition and population division between Borneo and Sumatra. Frontiers in Zoology, 4, 15 (2007).

Straka, J., Feldhaar, H.: Development of a chemically defined diet for ants. Insectes Sociaux, 54, 100-104 (2007).

Feldhaar, H., Straka, J., Krischke, M., Berthold, K., Stoll, S., Mueller, M., Gross, R.: Nutritional upgrading for omnivorous carpenter ants by the endosymbiont Blochmannia. BMC Biology, 5, 48 (2007).

Drescher, J., Blüthgen, N., Feldhaar, H.: Population structure and intraspecific aggression in the invasive ant species Anoplolepis gracilipes in Malaysian Borneo. Molecular Ecology, 16, 1453-1465 (2007).


Feldhaar, H., Drescher, J., Blüthgen, N.: Characterization of microsatellite markers for the invasive ant species Anoplolepis gracilipes. Molecular Ecology Notes, 6, 912-914 (2006).

Jürgens, A., Feldhaar, H., Feldmeyer, B., Fiala, B.: Chemical composition of leaf volatiles in Macaranga species (Euphorbiaceae) and their potential role as olfactory cues in host-localization of foundress queens of specific ant partners. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 34, 97-113 (2006).

Zientz, E., Beyaert, I., Gross, R., Feldhaar, H.: Relevance of the endosymbiosis of Blochmannia floridanus and carpenter ants at different stages of the life cycle of the host. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72, 6027-6033 (2006).

Maschwitz, U., Feldhaar, H., Disney, R.: A virgin killer : The phorid Trucidophora feldhaarae sp n. parasitizes female reproductives of obligate plant-ants of the genus Crematogaster (Diptera : Phoridae; Formicidae : Myrmicinae). Sociobiology, 47, 811-828 (2006).


Zientz, E., Feldhaar, H., Stoll, S., Gross, R.: Insights into the microbial world associated with ants. Archives of Microbiology, 184, 199-206 (2005).

Feldhaar, H., Fiala, B., Gadau, J.: A shift in colony founding behaviour in the obligate plant-ant Crematogaster (Decacrema) morphospecies 2. Insectes Sociaux, 52, 222-230 (2005).


Feldhaar, H., Fiala, B., Gadau, J.: Characterization of microsatellite markers for plant-ants of the genus Crematogaster subgenus Decacrema. Molecular Ecology Notes, 4, 409-411 (2004).


Feldhaar, H., Fiala, B., Gadau, J., Mohamed, M., Maschwitz, U.: Molecular phylogeny of Crematogaster subgenus Decacrema ants (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) and the colonization of Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) trees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 27, 441-452 (2003).

Feldhaar, H., Fiala, B., Bin Hashim, R., Maschwitz, U.: Patterns of the Crematogaster-Macaranga association: The ant partner makes the difference. Insectes Sociaux, 50, 9-19 (2003).


Moog, J., Feldhaar, H., Maschwitz, U.: On the caulinary domatia of the SE-Asian ant-plant Zanthoxylum myriacanthum Wall. ex Hook. f. (Rutaceae) their influence on branch statics, and the protection against herbivory. Sociobiology, 40, 547-574 (2002).


Feldhaar, H., Fiala, B., Bin Hashim, R., Maschwitz, U.: Maintaining an ant-plant symbiosis: secondary polygyny in the Macaranga triloba-Crematogaster sp. association. Naturwissenschaften, 87, 408-411 (2000).


Feldhaar, H., Ries, J., Caspary, W., Stein, J.: Heat shock proteins protect the barrier function of epithelial cell lines. Gastroenterology, 114, A368 (1998).

Feldhaar, H., Ries, J., Caspary, W., Stein, J.: Induction of heatshock-proteins helps to maintain the barrier function of epithelial-cell-lines. The FASEB Journal, 12, A441 (1998).

Feldhaar, H., Stein, J.: Stress proteins and molecular chaperones - protectors of intestinal epithelial damage?. Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie, 36, 193-195 (1998).

Books and Book sections


Feldhaar, H., Schauer, B.: Dispersal of Saproxylic Insects. In: Michael D. Ulyshen (eds.): Saproxylic Insects. - Cham : Springer, 2018. - 515-546.


Feldhaar, H.: Gewinner und Verlierer in der bayerischen Flora und Fauna in den letzten 50 Jahren : Insekten. In: Wie viel Wissenschaft braucht der Naturschutz? : Eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme. - München : 2016. - 43-52.


Blüthgen, N., Feldhaar, H.: Food and shelter: how resources influence ant ecology. In: Lach, Lori ; Parr, Catherine ; Abbott, Kirsti (Hrsg.): Ant ecology. - Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2010. - 115-136.

Feldhaar, H., Gadau, J., Fiala, B.: Speciation in Obligately Plant-Associated Crematogaster Ants: Host Distribution Rather than Adaption Towards Specific Hosts Drives the Process. In: Glaubrecht, Matthias (Hrsg.): Evolution in Action : Case Studies in Adaptive Radiation, Speciation and the Origin of Biodiversity. - Berlin : Springer, 2010. - 193-213.


Feldhaar, H., Gross, R.: Insect Symbionts. In: Schaible, Ulrich E. ; Haas, Albert (Hrsg.): Intracellular niches of microbes : a pathogens guide through the host cell. - Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2009. - 547-563.

Other publications


Henneberg, B., Feldhaar, H., Obermaier, E.: Artenvielfalt in Mulmhöhlen : Einfluß von Waldstruktur und Höhleneigenschaften. LWF aktuell, 135, 12-15 (2022).


Feldhaar, H., Fiala, B.: Ant Plants, Macaranga . In: Christopher Starr (Hrsg.): Encyclopedia of Social Insects. - Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019.

Gemeinholzer, B., Demant, L., Dieterich, M., Eser, U., Farwig, N., Geske, C., Feldhaar, H., Lauterbach, D., Reis, M., Weisser, W., Werk, K.: Artenschwund trotz Naturschutz : Noch immer Handlungs- und Forschungsbedarf. Biologie in unserer Zeit, 49, 444-455 (2019).

Rossi, N., Feldhaar, H.: Carpenter Ants . In: Christopher Starr (Hrsg.): Encyclopedia of Social Insects. - Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019.

Feldhaar, H., Lach, L.: Introduced and Invasive Species . In: Christopher Starr (Hrsg.): Encyclopedia of Social Insects. - Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019.


Schauer, B., Feldhaar, H., Kanold, A., Obermaier, E.: Mulmhöhlen : für die Artenvielfalt im Wald. LWF Merkblatt, 42, 1-4 (2018).

Schauer, B., Feldhaar, H., Obermaier, E.: Wohnungsnot in deutschen Wäldern. LWF aktuell, 118, 42-46 (2018).


Rödel, M., Grözinger, F., Thein, J., Dittrich, C., Feldhaar, H.: Grasfrösche im fränkischen Steigerwald : eine „Allerweltsart“ mit Überraschungen. Feldherpetologisches Magazin, 32-35 (2015).

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