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Prof. Bartolomaeus wird der Lehrpreis der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät am 5. Dezember 2018 verliehen.

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Veröffentlichungen der letzten sechs Jahre


Langen, K, Thünken, T., Klemm, J, Sandmann, S. & Bakker, T.C.M. Sperm size is negatively related to relative testis size in West African riverine cichlid fishes, The Science of Nature, in press 

Thünken, T., Rick, I. P., & Frommen, J.G. (2018). Contributions in honour of Theo CM Bakker: Testing, not guessing. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 19, 477-486. 

Meuthen, D., Flege, P., Brandt, R., & Thünken, T. (2018). The location of damage-released alarm cues in a cichlid fish. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 19, 517-527. 

Thünken, T., Vitt, S., Baldauf, S.A., Jung, T., & Frommen, J.G. (2018). Individual behavioural responses of an intermediate host to a manipulative acanthocephalan parasite and the effects of intra-specific parasite competition. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 19, 487-501.

Mehlis-Rick, M., Thünken, T., Krings, M., Käfer, S., & Rick, I. P. (2018). Cerebral lateralization and quantity discrimination abilities in the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Evolutionary Ecology Research, 19, 477-486.

Raveh, S., Langen, K., Bakker, T. C. M., Josephs, C. & Frommen J. G. (2018). Oddity, predation risk and social decisions in aquatic invertebrates. Ethology (published online, DOI: 10.1111/eth.12835).

Bakker, T. C. M., Bleckmann, H., Mogdans, J. & Schluessel, V. (2018). Editorial to the topical collection “From sensory perception to behavior”. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 72: 181.

Beckers P, Krämer D & Bartolomaeus T (2018) The nervous system of Hoplonemertea (Nemertea). Zoomorphology (online first, doi: 10.1007/s00435-018-0414-y)

Rystrom, T. L., Clement, V. F., Rick, I. P., Bakker, T. C. M. & Mehlis, M. (2018). Shoal sex composition and predation risk influence sub-adult threespine stickleback shoaling decisions. Behav. Process. 157: 495-501.

von Döhren J & Bartolomaeus T (2018) Unexpected ultrastructure of an eye in Spiralia: the larval ocelli of Procephalothrix oestrymnicus (Nemertea). – Zoomorphology 137: 241-248.

Driller C, Koch M, Schmidt M, Weiland C, Hörnschemeyer T, Hickler T, Abrami G, Ahmed S, Gleim R, Hemati W, Uslu T, Mehler A, Pachzelt A, Rexhepi J, Risse T, Schuster J, Kasperek G & Hausinger A (2018) Workflow and current achievements of BIOfid, an Information service mobilizing biodiversity data from literature sources. – Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 2: e25876.

Koch M, Driller C, Schmidt M, Hörnschemeyer T, Weiland C, Miko I, Yoder M & Hickler T (2018) Current progress in the development of taxonomic and anatomical ontologies within the scope of BIOfid. – Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 2: e25585.

Rahn AK, Vitt S, Drolshagen L, Scharsack JP, Rick IP & Bakker TCM (2018) Parasitic infection of the eye lens affects shoaling preferences in three-spined stickleback. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123: 377-387.

Meuthen D, Baldauf SA, Bakker TCM & Thünken T (2018) Neglected patterns of variation in phenotypic plasticity: Age- and sex-specific antipredator plasticity in a cichlid fish. – The American Naturalist 191: 475-490.

Shea EK, Ziegler A, Faber C & Shank TM (2018) Dumbo octopod hatchling provides insight into early cirrate life cycle. Current Biology 28: R144-R145.

Ziegler A, Barr DJ (2018) The historical and biographical context of Gregory’s diverticulum, an unusual organ in sand dollars. – Breviora 559: 1-18.

Moritz L, Wesener T & Koch M (2018) An apparently non-swinging tentorium in the Diplopoda (Myriapoda): Comparative morphology of the tentorial complex in giant pill-millipedes (Sphaerotheriida). – Zookeys 741: 77-91.

Peters RS, Niehuis O, Gunkel S, Bläser M, Mayer C, Podsiadlowski L, Kozlov A, Donath A, van Noort S, Liu S, Zhou X, Misof B, Heraty J & Krogmann L (2018) Transcriptome sequence-based phylogeny of chalcidoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) reveals a history of rapid radiations, convergence, and evolutionary success. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 120: 286-296.



Traniello, J. F. A. & Bakker, T. C. M. (2017). Editorial: Behavioral ecology and sociobiology in post-truth society. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 71: 76

Bakker, T. C. M. & Traniello, J. F. A. (2017). Editor’s choice: Behave in your parasite’s interest. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 71: 44.

Helm C, Karl A, Beckers P, Kaul-Strehlow S, Ulbricht E, Kourtesis I, Kuhrt H, Hausen H, Bartolomaeus T, Reichenbach A & Bleidorn C (2017) Early evolution of radial glial cells in Bilateria. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20170743.

Krämer D, Schmidt C, Podsiadlowski L, Beckers P, Horn L & von Döhren, J (2017) Unravelling the Lineus ruber/viridis species complex (Nemertea, Heteronemertea). Zoologica Scripta 46: 111-126.

Tilic E, Pauli B & Bartolomaeus T (2017) Getting to the root of fireworms' stinging chaetae - chaetal arrangement and ultrastructure of Eurythoe complanata (Pallas, 1766) (Amphinomida). Journal of Morphology 278: 865-876.

Laetz EMJ, Rühr PT, Bartolomaeus T, Preisfeld A & Wägele H (2016) Examining the retention of functional kleptoplasts and digestive activity in sacoglossan sea slugs. – Organisms Diversity and Evolution 17: 87-99.

Bank S, Sann M, Mayer C, Meusemann K, Donath A, Podsiadlowski L, Kozlov A, Petersen M, Krogmann L, Meier R, Rosa P, Schmitt T, Wurdack M, Liu S, Zhou X, Misof B, Peters RS & Niehuis O (2017) Transcriptome and target DNA enrichment sequence data provide new insights into the phylogeny of vespid wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata: Vespidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 116: 213-226.

Peters RS,  Krogmann L, Mayer C, Donath A, Gunkel S, Meusemann K, Kozlov A, Podsiadlowski L, Petersen M, Lanfear R, Diez PA, Heraty J, Kjer KM, Klopfstein S, Meier R, Polidori C, Schmitt T, Liu S, Zhou X, Wappler T, Rust J, Misof B & Niehuis O (2017) Evolutionary History of the Hymenoptera. Current Biology 27: 1013-1018.

Petersen M, Meusemann K, Donath A, Dowling D, Liu S, Peters RS, Podsiadlowski L, Vasilikopoulos A, Zhou X, Misof B & Niehuis O (2017) Orthograph: a versatile tool for mapping coding nucleotide sequences to clusters of orthologous genes. - BMC Bioinformatics 18:111.

Podsiadlowski L, Gamauf A & Töpfer T (2017) Revising the phylogenetic position of the extinct Mascarene Parrot Mascarinus mascarin (Linnaeus 1771) (Aves: Psittaciformes: Psittacidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107: 499-502.

Herzog H, Klein B & Ziegler A (2017) Form and function of the teleost lateral line revealed using three-dimensional imaging and computational fluid dynamics. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 14: 20160898.

Hyžný M, Kroh A, Ziegler A, Anker A, Košťák M, Schlögl J, Culka A, Jagt JWM, Fraaije RHB, Harzhauser M, van Bakel BWM, Ruman A (2017) Comprehensive analysis and reinterpretation of Cenozoic mesofossils reveals ancient origin of the snapping claw of alpheid shrimps. – Scientific Reports 7: 4076.

Koch M, Kasperek G, Hörnschemeyer T, Mehler A, Weiland C & Hausinger A (2017) Setup of BIOfid, a new Specialised Information Service for Biodiversity Research. – Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 1: e19803. 

Vitt S, Zierul JE, Bakker TCM & Rick IP (2017) Long-term UVB-exposure promotes predator inspection behaviour in a fish. Biological Letters 13:20170497.

Bakker TCM, Frommen JG & Thünken T (2017) Adaptive parasitic manipulation as exemplified by acanthocephalans. – Ethology 123: 779-784.

Vitt S, Rahn AK, Drolshagen L, Bakker TCM, Scharsack JP & Rick IP (2017) Enhanced ambient UVB light affects growth, body condition and the investment in innate and adaptive immunity in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). – Aquatic  Ecology 51: 499-509.

Bakker TCM, Giger T, Frommen JG & Largiadèr CR (2017) Rapid molecular sexing of three-spined sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus L., based on large Y-chromosomal insertions. – Journal of Applied Genetics 58: 401-407.

Langen K, Bakker TCM, Baldauf SA, Shrestha J & Thünken T (2017) Effects of ageing and inbreeding on reproductive traits in a cichlid fish II: the female perspective. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 120: 762- 770.

Langen K, Bakker TCM, Baldauf SA, Shrestha J & Thünken T (2017) Effects of ageing and inbreeding on reproductive traits in a cichlid fish I: the male perspective. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 120: 752-761.



Bakker, T. C. M. & Traniello, J. F. A. (2016). Editorial: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology at 40. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 70: 1991-1993.

Traniello, J. F. A. & Bakker, T. C. M. (2016). Editorial: Intellectual theft: pitfalls and consequences of plagiarism. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 70: 1789-1791.

Bakker, T. C. M. (2016). Editorial: special issue on Integrative Analysis of Division of Labor. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 70: 993-994.

Tilic E,  Bartolomaeus T & Rouse GW (2016) Chaetal type diversiy increases during evolution of Eunicida (Annelida). – Organisms Diversity and Evolution 16: 105-119.

Sundberg P, Andrade SCS, Bartolomaeus T, Beckers P, von Döhren J, Krämer D, Gibson R, Giribet G, Herrera‐Bachiller A, Junoy J, Kajihara H, Kvist S, Kånneby T, Sun S‐C, Thiel M, Turbeville JM& Strand M (2016) The future of nemertean taxonomy (phylum Nemertea) - a proposal. – Zoologica Scripta 45: 579-582.

Tilic E & Bartolomaeus T (2016) Structure, function and cell dynamics during chaetogenesis of abdominal uncini in Sabellaria alveolata (Sabellariidae, Annelida). – Zoological Letters 2:1.

Weidhase M,·Beckers P, Bleidorn C, Aguado MT (2016) On the role of the proventricle region in reproduction and regeneration in Typosyllis antoni (Annelida: Syllidae). – BMC Evolutionary Biology 16:196.

von Döhren J (2016) Development of the nervous system of Carinina ochracea (Palaeonemertea, Nemertea). – PLoS ONE 11(10): e0165649.

von Döhren J (2016) First record on the development of the larva of the basally branching nemertean species Carinina ochracea (Palaeonemertea). – Helgoland Marine Research 70:13.

Koch M (2016) Current views on the early evolution of the insect head revisited. – Zitteliana 88:31.

Dowling D, Pauli T, Donath A, Meusemann K, Podsiadlowski L, Petersen M, Peters RS, Mayer C, Liu S, Zhou X, Misof B & Niehuis O (2016) Phylogenetic origin and diversification of RNAi pathway genes in insects. – Genome Biology nd Evolution 8: 3784-3793.

Pauli T, Vedder L, Dowling D, Petersen M, Meusemann K, Donath A, Peters RS, Podsiadlowski L, Mayer C, Liu S, Zhou X, Heger P, Wiehe T, Hering L, Mayer G, Misof B & Niehuis O (2016) Transcriptomic data from panarthropods shed new light on the evolution of insulator binding proteins in insects. – BMC Genomics 17:861.

Mayer C, Sann M, Donath A, Meixner M, Podsiadlowski L, Peters RS, Petersen M, Meusemann K, Liere K, Wägele JW, Misof B, Bleidorn C, Ohl M & Niehuis O (2016) BaitFisher: A software package for multispecies target DNA enrichment probe design. – Molecular Biology and Evolution 33: 1875-1886.

Mylonaki E, Podsiadlowski L, Muhammed M & Vilcinskas A (2016) Diversity, evolution and medical applications of insect antimicrobial peptides. – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150290.

Suh A, Witt CC, Menger J, Sadanandan KR, Podsiadlowski L, Gerth M, Weigert A, McGuire JA, Mudge J, Edwards SV & Rheindt FE (2016) Ancient horizontal transfers of retrotransposons between birds and ancestors of human pathogenic nematodes. – Nature Communications 7:11396.

Ziegler A, Lenihan J, Zachos LG, Faber C, Mooi R (2016) Comparative morphology and phylogenetic significance of Gregory's diverticulum in sand dollars (Echinoidea: Clypeasteroida). – Organisms Diversity & Evolution 16: 141-166.

Loll B, Fabian H, Huser H, Hee CS, Ziegler A, Uchanska-Ziegler B, Ziegler A (2016) Increased conformational flexibility characterizes HLA-B*27 subtypes associated with ankylosing spondylitis. – Arthritis & Rheumatology 68: 1172-1182.

Kato A, Ziegler A, Utsumi M, Ohno K, Takeichi T (2016) Three-dimensional imaging of internal tooth structures: applications in dental eduation. – Journal of Oral Biosciences 58: 100-111.

Werner R, Hoernle K, Hauff F, Portnyagin M, Yogodzinski G, Ziegler A (2016) RV SONNE Fahrtbericht / Cruise Report SO249. BERING – Origin and evolution of the Bering Sea: an integrated geochronological, volcanological, petrological and geochemical approach. – GEOMAR Report (N. Ser.) 30: 1-450.

Hiermes M, Rick IP, Mehlis M & Bakker TCM (2016) The dynamics of color signals in male threespine sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus. – Current Zoology 62: 23-31.

Meuthen D, Baldauf SA, Bakker TCM & Thünken T (2016) Predator-induced neophobia in juvenile cichlids. – Oecologia 181: 947-958.

Rahn AK, Krassmann J, Tsobanidis K, MacColl ADC & Bakker TCM (2016) Strong neutral genetic differentiation in a host, but not in its parasite.– Infection Genetics and Evolution 44: 261-271.

Bakker TCM (2016) No evidence for sex reversal by means of experimentally altered sex ratios in threespine stickleback. – Evolutionary Ecology Research 17: 291-300.

Rahn AK, Eßer E, Reher S, Ihlow F, MacColl AD C. & Bakker TCM (2016) Distribution of common stickleback parasites on North Uist, Scotland, in relation to ecology and host traits. – Zoology 119: 395-402.

Thünken T, Hesse S, Bakker TCM & Baldauf SA (2016) Benefits of kin shoaling in a cichlid fish: familiar and related juveniles show better growth. – Behavioral Ecology 27: 419-425.

Meuthen D, Baldauf SA, Bakker TCM & Thünken T (2016) Conspecific alarm cues affect interspecific aggression in cichlid fishes. – Hydrobiologia 767: 37-49.

Hesse S, Bakker TCM, Baldauf SA & Thünken T (2016) Impact of social environment on inter- and intra-sexual selection in a cichlid fish with mutual mate choice. – Animal Behaviour 111: 85-92.



Beckers P, Bartolomaeus T & von Döhren J (2015) Observations and experiments on the biology and life history of Riseriellus occultus. – Zoological Science 32: 531-546.

Tilic E, von Döhren J, Quast B, Beckers P & Bartolomaeus T (2015) Phylogenetic significance of chaetal arrangement and chaetogenesis in Maldanidae (Annelida). – Zoomorphology 134: 383-401.

Krämer D & von Döhren J (2015) Arenogigas armoricus, a new genus and species of a monostiliferous Hoplonemertean (Nemertea) from the North-West Coast of France. – Zoological Science 32: 605-614.

Tilic E, Lehrke J & Bartolomaeus T (2015) Homology and evolution of the chaetae in Echiura (Annelida). – PLoS ONE 10(3): e0120002.

Beckers P & von Döhren J (2015) Nemertini (Nemertea). – In: Schmidt-Rhaesa A, Harzsch S, Purschke G (eds) Structure and Evolution of invertebrate nervous systems, Chapter 16. Oxford University Press.

Beckers P (2015) The nervous systems of Pilidiophora (Nemertea). – Zoomorphology 134: 1-24.

von Döhren J (2015) Nemertea. – In: Wanninger A (ed) Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates 2: Lophotrochozoa (Spiralia), Chapter 8, pp. 155-192. Springer.

Koch M., Schultz J. & Edgecombe G.D. (2015) Tentorial mobility in centipedes (Chilopoda) revisited: 3D reconstruction of the mandibulo-tentorial musculature of Geophilomorpha. – Zookeys 510: 243-267.

Koch M. (2015) Diplopoda – General Morphology. – In: Minelli A. (ed.), Treatise on Zoology – Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Myriapoda, Volume 2, Chapter 2, pp. 7-67. Brill, Leiden.

Koch M. (2015) Diplopoda – Skeletomuscular System and Locomotion. – In: Minelli A. (ed.), Treatise on Zoology – Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Myriapoda, Volume 2, Chapter 4, pp. 101-107. Brill, Leiden.

Xavier JC, Allcock AL, Cherel Y, Lipinski MR, Pierce GJ, Rodhouse PGK, Rosa R, Shea EK, Strugnell JM, Vidal EAG, Villanueva R & Ziegler A (2015) Future challenges in cephalopod research. – Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 95: 999-1015.

Deans AR, Lewis SE, Huala E, Anzaldo SS, Ashburner M, Balhoff JP, [...], Vogt L, Wall CE, Walls RL, Westerfeld M, Wharton RA, Wirkner CS, Woolley JB, Yoder MJ, Zorn AM & Mabee P (2015) Finding our way through phenotypes.  – PLoS Biology 13(1): e1002033.

Hiermes M, Bakker TCM, Mehlis M & Rick IP (2015) Context-dependent dynamic UV signaling in female threespine sticklebacks. – Scientific Reports 5:17474.

Mehlis M, Rick IP & Bakker TCM (2015) Dynamic resource allocation between pre- and postcopulatory episodes of sexual selection determines competitive fertilization success. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282:20151279.

Hesse S, Anaya-Rojas JM, Frommen JG & Thünken T (2015) Kinship reinforces cooperative predator inspection in a cichlid fish. – Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 2088-2096.

Frommen JG, Hanak S, Schmidl CA & Thünken T (2015) Visible implant elastomer tagging influences social preferences of zebrafish (Danio rerio). –  Behaviour 152: 1765-1777.

Hiermes M, Vitt S, Rick I P & Bakker TCM (2015) Shoal choice and UV reflections in stickleback populations from different photic habitats. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116: 761-772.

Rahn AK, Hammer D A & Bakker TCM (2015) Experimental infection with the directly transmitted parasite Gyrodactylus influences shoaling behaviour in sticklebacks. – Animal Behaviour 107: 253-261.

Mehlis M, Thünken T, Bakker TCM & Frommen JG (2015) Quantification acuity in spontaneous shoaling decisions of three-spined sticklebacks. – Animal Cognition 18: 1125-1131.

Modarressie R, Günther C & Bakker TCM (2015) UV deprivation influences social UV preference in juvenile sticklebacks. – Animal Behavior and Cognition 2: 186-199.

Mehlis M, Rahn A & Bakker TCM (2015) Sperm quality but not relatedness predicts sperm competition success in threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). – BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:74.

Hesse S, Anaya-Rojas JM, Frommen JG & Thünken T (2015) Social deprivation affects cooperative predator inspection in a cichlid fish. – Royal Society Open Science 2:140451.

Hiermes M, Mehlis M, Rick IP & Bakker TCM (2015) Habitat-dependent olfactory discrimination in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). – Animal Cognition 18: 839-846.



Tilic E, Hausen H & Bartolomaeus T (2014) Chaetal arrangement and chaetogenesis of hooded hooks in Lumbrineris (Scolotoma) fragilis and Lumbrineris tetraura (Eunicida, Annelida). – Invertebrate Biology 133: 354-401.

Bartolomaeus T, Maslakova S & von Döhren J (2014) Protonephridia in the larvae of the paleonemertean species Carinoma mutabilis (Carnimoidae, Nemertea) and Cephalothrix (Procephalothrix) filiformis (Cephalothricidae, Nemertea). – Zoomorphology 133: 43-57.

Bartolomaeus T (2014) In love of meiofauna, morphology, and phylogenetic systematics: an obituary for Peter Ax 29.03.1927-02.05.2013. – Zoomorphology 133: 3-6.

Misof B, Liu S, Meusemann K, Peters RS, Donath A, Mayer C, Frandsen PB, Ware J, Flouri T, Beutel RG, Niehuis O, Petersen M, Izquierdo-Carrasco F, Wappler T, Rust J, Aberer AJ, Aspöck U, Aspöck H, Bartel D, Blanke A, Berger S, Böhm A, Buckley TR, Calcott B, Chen J, Friedrich F, Fukui M, Fujita M, Greve C, Grobe P, Gu S, Huang Y, Jermiin LS,19 Kawahara AY, Krogmann L, Kubiak M, Lanfear R, Letsch H, Li Y, Li Z, Li J, Lu H, Machida R, Mashimo Y, Kapli Y, McKenna DD, Meng G, Nakagaki Y, Navarrete-Heredia JL,  Ott M, Ou Y, Pass G, Podsiadlowski L et al (2014) Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution. – Science 346: 763-767.

Wägele JW & Bartolomaeus T (eds) (2014) Deep Metazoan Phylogeny: The Backbone of the Tree of Life. New insights from analyses of molecules, morphology, and theory of data analysis. DeGruyter.

Koch M., Quast B. & Bartolomaeus T. (2014) Coeloms and nephridia in annelids and arthropods. – In: Waegele W. & Bartolomaeus T. (eds.) Deep Metazoan Phylogeny: The Backbone of the Tree of Life. New insights from analyses of molecules, morphology, and theory of data analysis. Chapter 11, pp. 173-284. DeGruyter.

Podsiadlowski L Mwinyi A, Lesny P & Bartolomaeus T (2014) Mitochondrial genomes in Metazoa – theme and variations. – In: Waegele W. & Bartolomaeus T. (eds.) Deep Metazoan Phylogeny: The Backbone of the Tree of Life. New insights from analyses of molecules, morphology, and theory of data analysis. Chapter 19, pp. 459-472. DeGruyter.

Töpfer T, Podsiadlowski L & Gedeon K (2014): Rediscovery of the Black-fronted Francolin Pternistis (castaneicollis) atrifrons (Conover, 1930) (Aves: Galliformes: Phasianidae) with notes on biology, taxonomy and conservation. – Vertebrate Zoology 64: 261-271.      

Manegold A & Podsiadlowski L (2014): On the systematic position of the Black-collared Lovebird Agapornis swindernianus (Agapornithinae, Psittaciformes). – Journal of Ornithology 155: 581-589.

Grobe P & Vogt L (2014) Documenting morphology: Morph-D-Base.  – In: Waegele W. & Bartolomaeus T. (eds.) Deep Metazoan Phylogeny: The Backbone of the Tree of Life. New insights from analyses of molecules, morphology, and theory of data analysis. Chapter 20, pp. 475-503. DeGruyter.

Blanke A, Koch M, Wipfler B, Wilde F & Misof B (2014) Head morphology of Tricholepidion gertschi indicates monophyletic Zygentoma. – Frontiers in Zoology 11:16.

Chen W J, Koch M, Mallat JM & Luan YX (2014) Comparative analysis of mitochondrial genomes in Diplura (Hexapoda, Arthropoda): taxon sampling is crucial for phylogenetic inferences. – Genome Biology and Evolution 6: 105-120.

Vogt L (2014) Popper and phylogenetics, a misguided rendezvous . – Australian Systematic Botany 27: 85-94.

Keuling O, Gethöffer F, Herbst C, Frauendorf M, Niebuhr A, Brün J, Müller B & Siebert U (2014) Schwarzwild-Management in Niedersachsen - Raumnutzung in Agrarlandschaften, Bestandsabschätzung, Reproduktion und Jagdstrecken von Wildschweinpopulationen sowie Meinungsbild der Jäger in Niedersachsen als Basis für ein nachhaltiges Schwarzwildmanagement. Abschlussbericht 2011-13 an das Niedersächsische Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz. Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover - Institut für Terrestrische und Aquatische Wildtierforschung. 163 S.

Baldauf SA, Engqvist L & Weissing FJ (2014) Diversifying evolution of competitiveness. – Nature Communications 5:5233.

Schluessel V, Rick IP & Plischke K (2014) No rainbow for grey bamboo sharks: evidence for the absence of colour vision in sharks from behavioural discrimination experiments. – Journal of Comparative Physiology A 200: 939-947.

Schwarzer J, Lamboj A, Langen K, Misof B & Schliewen U (2014) Phylogeny and age of chromidotilapiine cichlids (Teleostei: Cichlidae). – Hydrobiologia 748: 185-199.

Mehlis M & Bakker TCM (2014) The influence of ambient water temperature on sperm performance and fertilization success in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). – Evolutionary Ecology 28: 655-667.

Hesse S & Thünken T (2014) Growth and social behavior in a cichlid fish are affected by social rearing environment and kinship. – Naturwissenschaften 101: 273–283.

Rick IP, Mehlis M, Eßer E & Bakker TCM (2014) The influence of ambient ultraviolet light on sperm quality and sexual ornamentation in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). – Oecologia 174: 393-402.

Thünken T, Eigster M & Frommen JG (2014) Context-dependent group size preferences in large shoals of three-spined stickleback. – Animal Behaviour 90: 205-210.

Bakker TCM, Hollmann M, Mehlis M & Zbinden M (2014) Functional variation of sperm morphology in sticklebacks. – Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 617-627.

Thünken T, Bakker TCM & Baldauf SA (2014) “Armpit effect” in an African cichlid fish: self-referent kin recognition in mating decisions of male Pelvicachromis taeniatus. – Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 99-104.

Traniello JFA & Bakker TCM (2014) Editorial fairness: speed, accuracy and awareness benefit authors. – Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29: 68-69.

Franke F, Rahn AK, Dittmar J, Erin N, Rieger J, Haase D, Samonte-Padilla I, Lange J, Jakobsen PJ, Hermida M, Fernandez C, Kurtz J, Bakker TCM, Reusch TB, Kalbe M & Scharsack JP (2014) In vitro leukocyte response of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) to helminth parasite antigens. – Fish and Shellfish Immunology 36: 130-140.



Beckers P, Loesel R & Bartolomaeus T (2013) The nervous system of basally branching Nemertea (Palaeonemertea). – PloS One 8(6):e66137.

Hörnschemeyer T, Haug J, Bethoux O, Beutel RG, Charbonier S, Hegna TH, Koch M, Rust J, Wedmann S, Bradler S & Willmann R (2013) Is Strudiella a Devonian insect? – Nature Brief Communications Arising 494:E3-E4.

Schierwater B, Stadler P, Desalle R & Podsiadlowski L (2013) Mitogenomics and metazoan evolution. – Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 69: 311-312.

Kopp A, Gillespie TR, Hobelsberger D, Estrada A, Harper JM, Miller RA, Eckerle I, Müller M, Podsiadlowski L, Leendertz FH, Drosten C & Junglen S (2013) Provenance and geographic spread of St. Louis encephalitis virus. – mBIO 4: e00322-13.

Bernt M, Bleidorn C, Braband A, Dambach J, Donath A, Fritzsch G, Hadrys H, Jühling F, Meusemann K, Middendorf M, Misof B, Perrsecke M, Podsiadlowski L, Reumond BV, Schierwater B, Schlegel M, Schrödl M, Simon S, Stadler PF, Stöger I & Struck TH (2013) A comprehensive analysis of metazoan mitochondrial genomes and animal phylogeny. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 352-364.

Wey A, Podsiadlowski L, Herlyn H & Hankeln T (2013) Platyzoan mitochondrial genomes. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 365-375.

Weber M, Wey A, Podsiadlowski L, Witek A, Schill R, Sugar L, Herlyn H & Hankeln T (2013) Phylogenetic analysis of endoparasitic Acanthocephala based on complete mitochondrial genomes suggests secondary loss of sense organs. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 182-189.

Koch M, Bu Y, Zhu C & Luan Y (2013) Gigantic Diplura (Hexapoda): rediscovery of Heterojapyx souliei (Bouvier, 1905) in China and systematic implications. – In: Kroh, A. et al. (eds.), BioSyst.EU 2013 Global systematics!, p. 111. Vienna (NOBIS Austria).

König A, Brün J & Janko C (eds) (2013) Wildbiologische Forschungsberichte Band I. Verlag Kessel Remagen.

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Vogt L (2013) eScience and the need for data standards in the life sciences: in pursuit of objectivity rather than truth. Systematics and Biodiversity 11: 257-270.

Vogt L (2013) Why phylogeneticists should care less about Popper’s falsificationism . – Cladistics 30: 1-4.

Langen K, Thünken T & Bakker TCM (2013) No experimental evidence for sneaking behaviour in a West African cichlid with extremely long sperm. – Int. J. Evol. Biol. 2013: 714304

Pfaender J, Gray SM, Rick IP, Chapuis S, Hadiaty RK & Herder F (2013) Spectral data reveal unexpected cryptic colour polymorphism in female sailfin silverside fish from ancient Lake Matano. – Hydrobiologia 739: 155-161.

Mehlis M, Hilke LK & Bakker TCM (2013) Attractive males have faster sperm in three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus. – Current Zoology 59: 761-768.

Mehlis M & Bakker TCM (2013) Male reproductive traits of full-sibs of different age classes in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). – SpringerPlus 2:175.

Baldauf SA, Engqvist L, Ottenheym T, Bakker TCM & Thünken T (2013) Sex-specific conditional mating preferences in a cichlid fish: implications for sexual conflict. – Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67: 1179-1186

Modarressie R, Rick IP & Bakker TCM (2013) Ultraviolet reflection enhances the risk of predation in a vertebrate. – Current Zoology 59: 151-159.



von Döhren J, Beckers P & Bartolomaeus T (2012) Life history of Lineus viridis (Müller, 1774) (Heteronemertea, Nemertea). – Helgoland Marine Research 66: 243-252.

Andrade SCS, Strand M, Schwartz M, Chen H, Kajihara H, von Döhren J, Sun S, Junoy J, Thiel M, Norenburg JL, Turbeville JM, Giribet G & Sundberg P (2012) Disentangling ribbon worm relationships: multi‐locus analysis supports traditional classification of the phylum Nemertea. Cladistics 28: 141-159.

Kilpert F, Held C & Podsiadlowski L (2012) Rearrangements of the mitochondrial genome of Isopoda and phylogenetic implications. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 106-117.

Koch M & Edgecombe GD (2012) The preoral chamber in geophilomorph centipedes: comparative morphology, phylogeny and the evolution of centipede feeding structures. – Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 165: 1-62.

Blanke A, Wipfler B, Letsch H, Koch M, Beckmann F, Beutel RG & Misof B (2012) Revival of Palaeoptera – head characters support a monophyletic origin of Odonata and Ephemeroptera (Insecta). – Cladistics 28: 560-581.

Vogt L, Grobe P, Quast B & Bartolomaeus T (2012) Fiat or bona fide boundary - a matter of granular perspective. PloS One 7(12):e48603.

Vogt L, Grobe P, Quast B & Bartolomaeus T (2012) Accommodating ontologies to biological reality - top-level categories of cumulative-constitutively organized material entities.  – PLoS One 7(1):e30004.

Kolodziej K, Theissinger K, Brün J, Schulz H & Schulz R (2012) Determination of the minimum  close relatives. – European Journal of Wildlife Research 58: 621-628.

Meuthen D, Rick IP, Thünken T & Baldauf SA (2012) Visual prey detection by near-infrared cues in a fish. – Naturwissenschaften 99: 1063-1066.

Meuthen D, Baldauf SA & Thünken T (2012) Evolution of alarm cues: a role for kin selection? – F1000 Research 1:27.

Frommen JG, Bakker TCM, Proscurcin LC & Mehlis M (2012). Gravidity-associated shoaling decisions in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). – Ethology 118: 1149-1156.

Hesse S, Bakker TCM , Baldauf SA & Thünken T (2012) Kin recognition by phenotype matching is family-rather than self-referential in juvenile cichlid fish. – Animal Behaviour 84: 451-457.

Mehlis M, Frommen JG, Rahn AK & Bakker TCM (2012) Inbreeding in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.): effects on testis and sperm traits. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107: 510-520.

Thünken T, Meuthen D, Bakker TCM & Baldauf SA (2012) A sex-specific trade-off between mating preferences for genetic compatibility and body size in a cichlid fish with mutual mate choice. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 2959-2964.

Rick IP, Bloemker D & Bakker TCM (2012) Spectral composition and visual foraging in the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteidae: Gasterosteus aculeatus L.): elucidating the role of ultraviolet wavelengths. – Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105: 359-368.