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Publications

2017

  • Bittner, N., Trauer-Kizilelma, U. & Hilker, M. (2017). Early plant defence against insect attack: involvement of reactive oxygen species in plant responses to insect egg depositon. Planta DOI: 10.1007/s00425-017-2654-3.

2016

  • Austel, N., Eilers, E.J, Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2016). Elm leaves “warned” by insect egg deposition reduce survival of hatching larvae by a shift in their quantitative leaf metabolite pattern. Plant, Cell & Environ. 39: 366-376.

  • Bandoly, M., Grichnik, R., Hilker, M. & Steppuhn, A. (2016). Priming of anti-herbivore defence in Nicotiana attenuata by insect oviposition: Herbivore specific effects. Plant, Cell & Environ. 39: 848-859.

  • Eilers, E.J., Veit, D., Rillig, M.C., Hansson, B.S., Hilker, M. & Reinecke, A. (2016). Soil substrates affect responses of root feeding larvae to their hosts at multiple levels: orientation, locomotion and feeding. Basic Appl. Ecol. 17: 115-124.

  • Firtzlaff, V., Oberländer, J., Geiselhardt, S., Hilker, M. & Kunze, R. (2016). Pre-exposure of Arabidopsis to the abiotic or biotic environmental stimuli ´chilling´ or ´insect eggs´ exhibits different transcriptomic responses to herbivory. Sci. Rep. 6: 28544.

  • Fürstenau, B., Adler, C., Schulz, H. & Hilker, M. (2016). Host habitat volatiles enhance the olfactory response of the larval parasitoid Holepyris sylvanidis to specifically host-associated cues. Chem. Sens. 41: 611-621.

  • Hilker, M. (2016). Früherkennung von Insektenbefall: Eiablagen mobilisieren die pflanzliche Verteidigung. In: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Hrsg.): Die Sprache der Moleküle – Chemische Kommunikation in der Natur. Vol. 45. Rundgespräche Forum Ökologie, pp. 29-38. Verlag Pfeil, München.

  • Hilker, M. & Fatouros, N.E. (2016). Resisting the onset of herbivory: plants perceive and respond to insect eggs. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 32: 9-16.

  • Hilker, M., Schwachtje, J., Baier, M., Balazadeh, S., Bäurle, I., Geiselhardt, S., Hincha, D.K., Kunze, R., Mueller-Roeber, B., Rillig, M.C., Romeis, T., Schmülling, T., Steppuhn, A., van Dongen, J., Whitcomb, S.J., Wurst, S., Zuther, E. & Kopka, J. (2016). Priming and memory of stress responses in organisms lacking a nervous system. Biol. Rev. 91: 1118-1133.

  • Mäntylä, E., Kleier, S., Kipper, S. & Hilker, M. (2016). The attraction of insectivorous tit species to herbivore-damaged Scots pines. J. Ornithol. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-016-1412-9.

  • Meiners, T. (2016). Ecological role of odour diversity. In: J. D. Blande, & R. Glinwood (Eds.), Deciphering chemical language of plant communication, p. 137-151. Springer International Publishing.

  • Otte, T., Hilker, M. & Geiselhardt, S. (2016). Phenotypic plasticity of mate recognition systems prevents sexual interference between two sympatric leaf beetle species. Evolution 70: 1819-1828.

  • Sas, C., Müller, F., Kappel, C., Tyler, V.K., Wright, S.I., Hilker, M. & Lenhard, M. (2016). Repeated inactivation of the first committed enzyme underlies the loss of benzaldehyde emission after the selfing transition in Capsella. Curr. Biol. 26: 3313-3319.

2015

  • Austel, N., Reinecke, A., Björkman, C., Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2015). Phenotypic plasticity in a willow leaf beetle depends on host plant species: Release and recognition of beetle odors. Chem. Sens. 40: 109-124.

  • Bandoly, M., Hilker, M. & Steppuhn, A. (2015). Oviposition by Spodoptera exigua on Nicotiana attenuata primes induced plant defence against larval herbivory. Plant J. 83: 661-672.

  • Büchel, K., Fenning, T., Gershenzon, J., Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2016). Elm defence against herbivores and pathogens: Morphological, chemical and molecular regulation aspects. Phytochem. Rev. 15: 961-983.

  • Eilers, E.J., Pauls, G., Rillig, M.C., Hansson, B.S., Hilker, M. & Reinecke, A. (2015). Novel set-up for low-disturbance sampling of volatile and non-volatile compounds from plant roots. J. Chem. Ecol. 41: 253-266.

  • Fürstenau, B., Quero, C., Riba, J.M., Rosell, G. & Guerrero, A. (2015). Field trapping of the flathead oak borer Coroebus undatus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) with different traps and volatile lures. Insect Sci. 22: 139-149.

  • Geiselhardt, S., Hilker, M., Müller, F., Kozlov, M.V. & Zvereva, E. (2015). Inter- and intrapopulation variability in the composition of larval defensive secretions of willow-feeding populations of the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica. J. Chem. Ecol. 41: 276-286.

  • Hilker, M. & Fatouros, N.E. (2015). Plant responses to insect egg deposition. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 60: 493-515.

  • Meiners, T. (2015). Chemical ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions: a multitrophic perspective. Curr. Opin. Insect Sci. 8: 22-28.

  • Otte, T., Hilker, M. & Geiselhardt, S. (2015). The effect of dietary fatty acids on the cuticular hydrocarbon phenotpye of an herbivorous insect and consequences for mate recognition. J. Chem. Ecol. 41: 32-43.

  • Salazar, A., Fürstenau, B., Quero, C., Pérez-Hidalgo, N., Carazo, P., Font, E. & Martinez-Torres, D. (2015). Aggressive mimicry coexists with mutualism in an aphid. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112: 1101-1106.

  • Schmidt, W., Schulze, T.M., Brasse, G., Nagrodzka, E., Maczka, M., Zettel, J., Jones, P.G., Grunenberg, J., Hilker, M., Trauer-Kizilelma, Braun, U. & Schulz, S. (2015). Sigillin A, a unique polychlorinated arthropod deterrent from the snow flea Ceratophysella sigillata. Angew. Chem. 54: 7698-7702.

  • Trauer-Kizilelma, U. & Hilker, M. (2015). Impact of transgenerational immune priming on the defence of insect eggs against parasitism. Dev. Comp. Immunol. 51: 126-133.

  • Trauer-Kizilelma, U. & Hilker, M. (2015). Insect parents improve the anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial defence of their offspring by priming the expression of immune-relevant genes. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 24: 91-99.

  • Wäschke, N., Hancock, C., Hilker, M., Obermaier, E. & Meiners, T. (2015). Does vegetation complexity affect host plant chemistry, and thus multitrophic interactions, in a human-altered landscape? Oecologia 179: 281-292.

2014

  • Achatz, M., Morris, E.K., Müller, F., Hilker, M. & Rillig, M. (2014). Soil hypha mediated movement of allelochemicals: arbuscular mycorrhizae extend the bioactive zone of juglone. Funct. Ecol. 28: 1020-1029.

  • Austel, N., Björkman, C., Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2014). Phenotypic plasticity in host plant preference of the willow leaf beetle Phratora vulgatissima: The impact of experience made by adults. Agric.Forest Entomol. 16: 417-425.

  • Beyaert, I. & Hilker, M. (2014). Plant odour plumes as mediators of plant-insect interactions. Biol. Rev. 89: 68-81.

  • Büchel, K., Austel, N., Mayer, M., Gershenzon, J., Fenning, T. & Meiners, T. (2014). Smelling the tree and the forest - elm background odours affect egg parasitoid orientation to herbivore induced terpenoids. BioControl. 59: 29-43.

  • Hilker, M. (2014). New synthesis: Parallels between biodiversity and chemodiversity. J. Chem. Ecol. 40: 225-226.

  • Morris, K., Caruso, T., Buscot, F., Fischer, M., Hancock, C., Maier, T., Meiners, T., Müller, C., Obermaier, E., Prati, D., Socher, S., Sonnemann, I., Wäschke, N., Wubet, T., Wurst, S. & Rillig, M. (2014). Choosing and using diversity indices: insights for ecological applications from the German Biodiversity Exploratories. Ecol. Evol. 4: 3514–3524.

  • Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2014).  Plant semiochemicals – perception and behavioural responses by insects. Annu. Plant Rev. 47: 115 – 154. In: Insect – Plant Interactions. C. Voelckel & G. Jander (eds.). Wiley.

  • Wäschke, N., Hardge, K., Hancock, C., Hilker, M. Obermaier, E. & Meiners, T. (2014). Habitats as complex odorous environments: How does plant diversity affect orientation of insects? PLoS ONE 9: e85152.

2013

  • Faucher, C.P., Hilker, M. & De Bruyne, M. (2013). Interactions of carbon dioxide and food odours in Drosophila: olfactory hedonics and sensory neuron properties. PLoS ONE 8: e56361.

  • Geiselhardt, S., Yoneya, K., Blenn, B., Drechsler, N., Gershenzon, J., Kunze, R. & Hilker, M. (2013). Egg laying of Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris brassicae) on Arabidopsis thaliana affects subsequent performance of the larvae. PLoS ONE 8: e59661.

  • Hancock, C., Wäschke, N., Schumacher, U., Linsenmair, K.E., Meiners, T. & Obermaier, E. (2013). Fertilizer application decreases insect abundance on Plantago lanceolata – a large scale experiment in three geographic regions. Arthropod - Plant Interact. 7:147-158.

  • Herbst, C., Wäschke, N., Barto, E.K., Arnold, S., Geuß, D., Halboth, I., Reschke, S., Meiners, T. & Obermaier, E. (2013) Land use intensification in grasslands: higher trophic levels are more negatively affected than lower trophic levels. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 147: 269-281.

  • Hilker, M. (2013). Insekten als Schädlinge an Kulturpflanzen. In: Lehrbuch der Phytomedizin. H.-M. Poehling & J.-A. Verreet (eds). Ulmer, Stuttgart, pp. 324-342.

  • Meiners, T. & Peri, E. (2013). Chemical ecology of insect parasitoids: essential elements for developing effective biological control programmes. In: Wajnberg, E. & Colazza, S. (Eds.), Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 193-224. (Link)

  • Morris, K.E., Buscot, F., Herbst, C., Meiners, T., Obermaier, E., Wäschke, N., Wubet, T. & Rillig, M.C. (2013). Land use and host neighbor identity effects on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community composition. Biodivers. Conserv. doi: 10.1007/s10531-013-0527-z.

  • Ott, S.C., Jenett-Siems, K., Siems, K., Müller, F., Hilker, M. & Eich, E. (2013). Ipvelutine, 7ß-Acetoxy-2α-(tigloyloxy)tropane, an unusual tropane alkaloid from Ipomoea velutina R. BR. (Convolvulaceae). Sci. Pharm. 81: 543-548.

  • Trauer, U. & Hilker, M. (2013). Parental legacy in insects: Variation of transgenerational immune priming during offspring development. PLoS ONE 8: e63392.

  • Wäschke, N., Meiners, T. & Rostas, M. (2013). Foraging strategies of insect parasitoids in complex chemical environments. In: Wajnberg, E. & Colazza, S. (Eds.), Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 37-63. (Link)

2012

  • Beyaert, I., Köpke, D., Stiller, J., Hammerbacher, A., Yoneya, K., Schmidt, A., Gershenzon, J. & Hilker, M. (2012). Can insect egg deposition „warn“ a plant of future feeding damage by herbivorous larvae? Proc. Roy. Soc. London, Ser. B 279: 101-108.
  • Blenn, B., Bandoly, M., Küffner, A., Otte, T., Geiselhardt, S., Fatouros, N.E. & Hilker, M. (2012). Insect egg deposition induces indirect defense and epicuticular wax changes in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Chem. Ecol. 38: 882-892.
  • Büchel, K., McDowell, E., Nelson, W., Descour, A., Gershenzon, J., Hilker, M., Soderlund, C., Gang, D.R., Fenning, T. & Meiners, T. (2012). An elm EST database for identifying leaf beetle egg-induced defense genes. BMC Genomics 13: 242.
  • Eilers, E.J., Talarico, G., Hansson, B.S., Hilker, M. & Reinecke, A. (2012). Sensing the underground - ultrastructure and function of sensory organs in root feeding Melolontha melolontha (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) larvae. PLoS ONE 7: e41357.
  • Geiselhardt, S., Otte, T. & Hilker, M. (2012). Looking for a similar partner: host plants shape mating preferences of herbivorous insects by altering their contact pheromones. Ecol. Lett. 15: 971-977.
  • Schöning, C., Gisder, S., Geiselhardt, S., Kretschmann, I., Bienefeld, K., Hilker, M. & Genersch, E. (2012). Evidence for damage-dependent hygienic behaviour towards Varroa destructor-parasitised brood in the western honey bee Apis mellifera. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 264-271.

2011

  • Barto, E.K., Hilker, M., Müller, F., Mohney, B.K., Weidenhamer, J.D. & Rillig, M.C. (2011). The fungal fast lane: Common mycorrhizal networks extend bioactive zones of allelochemicals in soils. PLoS ONE 6: e27195.
  • Büchel, K., Malskies, S., Mayer, M., Fenning, T.M., Gershenzon, J., Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2011). How plants give early herbivore alert: Volatile terpenoids attract parasitoids to egg-infested elms. Basic Appl. Ecol. 12: 403-412.
  • Geiselhardt, S.F., Geiselhardt, S. & Peschke, K. (2011). Congruence of epicuticular hydrocarbons and tarsal secretions as a principle in beetles. Chemoecology 21: 181.
  • Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2011). Plants and insect eggs: How do they affect each other? Phytochemistry 72: 1612-1623.
  • Voigt, C., Meiners, T., Ter Maat, A. & Leitner, S. (2011). Multisensory non-photoperiodic cue advances the onset of seasonal breeding in island canaries (Serinus canaria) J. Biol. Rhythms 26: 434-440.

2010

  • Beyaert, I., Wäschke, N., Scholz, A., Varama, M., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2010). Relevance of resource-indicating key volatiles and habitat odour for insect orientation. Animal Behav. 79: 1077-1086.
  • Collatz, J., Fuhrmann, A., Selzer, P., Oehme, R.M., Hartel, K., Kimming, P., Meiners, T., Mackenstedt, U. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2010). Being a parasitoid of parasites: Host finding in the tick wasp Ixodiphagus hookeri (Howard) reliable odours from mammals. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 134: 131-137.
  • Geiselhardt, S.F., Federle, W., Prüm, B., Geiselhardt, S., Lamm, S. & Peschke, K. (2010). Impact of chemical manipulation of tarsal liquids on attachment in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. J. Insect Physiol. 56: 398-404.
  • Harz, M., Müller, F. & Rademacher, E. (2010). Organic acids: Acute toxicity on Apis mellifera and recovery in the haemolymph. J. Apicult. Research 49: 95-96.
  • Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2010). How do plants «notice» attack by herbivorous arthropods? Biol. Rev. 85: 267-280.
  • Köpke, D., Beyaert, I., Gershenzon, J., Hilker, M. & Schmidt. A. (2010). Species-specific resonses of pine sesquiterpene synthases to sawfly oviposition. Phytochemistry 71: 909-917.
  • Randlkofer, B., Obermaier, E., Casas, J. & Meiners, T. (2010). Connectivity counts - disentangling effects of vegetation structure elements on the searching movement of a parasitoid. Ecol. Entomol. 35:446-455.
  • Randlkofer, B., Obermaier, E., Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2010). Vegetation complexity - The influence of plant species diversity and plant structures on plant chemical complexity and arthropods. Basic Appl. Ecol. 11: 383-395.
  • Steppuhn, A., Gaquerel, E. & Baldwin, I. T. (2010). The two alpha-dox genes of Nicotiana attenuata: overlapping but distinct functions in development and stress responses. BMC Plant Biol. 10: 171.
  • Zvereva, E.L., Kozlov, M.V. & Hilker, M. (2010). Evolutionary variations on a theme: host plant specialization in five geographical populations of the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica. Popul. Ecol. 52: 389-396.

2009

  • Fatouros, N.E., Pashalidou, F.G., Aponte Codero, W.V., van Loon, J.J.A., Mumm, R., Dicke, M., Hilker, M. & Huigens, M.E. (2009). Anti-aphrodisiac compounds of male butterflies increase the risk of egg parasitoid attack by inducing plant synonome production. J. Chem. Ecol. 35: 1372-1381.
  • Geiselhardt, S., Otte, T. & Hilker, M. (2009). The role of cuticular hydrocarbons in male mating behavior of the Mustard leaf beetle, Phaedon cochleariae (F.). J. Chem. Ecol. 35: 1162-1171.
  • Geiselhardt, S., Schmitt, T. & Peschke, K. (2009). Chemical composition and pheromonal function of the defensive secretions in the subtribe Stizopina (Coleptera, Tenebrionidae, Opatrini). Chemoecology 19: 1-6.
  • Geiselhardt, S.F., Geiselhardt, S. & Peschke, K. (2009). Comparison of tarsal and cuticular chemistry in the leaf beetle Gastrophysa viridula (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and an evaluation of solid-phase microextraction and solvent extraction techniques. Chemoecology 19: 185-193.
  • Randlkofer, B., Jordan, F., Mitesser, O., Meiners, T. & Obermaier, E. (2009). Effects of vegetation density, height and connectivity on oviposition patterns of the leaf beetle Galeruca tanaceti L. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Entomol. Exp. Appl. 132: 134-146.
  • Ruther, J., Matschke, M., Garbe, L.-A. & Steiner, S. (2009). Quantity matters: male sex pheromone signals mate quality in Nasonia vitripennis. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 276: 3303-3310.
  • Ruther, J. (2009). Attraktans für Gartenlaubkäfer. Deutsches Patent Nr. 10 2004 004900.9
  • Schurmann, D., Collatz, J., Hagenbucher, S., Ruther, J. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2009). Olfactory host finding, intermediate memory and its potential ecological adaptation in Nasonia vitripennis. Naturwissenschaften 96: 383-391.
  • Steiner, S. & Ruther, J. (2009). How important is sex for females of haplodiploid species under local mate competition? Behav. Ecol. 20: 570-574.
  • Steiner, S. & Ruther, J. (2009). Mechanism and behavioral context of male sex pheromone release in Nasonia vitripennis. J. Chem. Ecol. 35: 416-421.

2008

  • Abdel-latief, M., Garbe, L.-A., Koch, M. & Ruther, J. (2008). An epoxide hydrolase involved in the biosynthesis of an insect sex attractant and its use to localize the production site. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 105: 8914-8919.
  • Abdel-latief, M. & Hilker, M. (2008). Innate immunity: eggs of Manduca sexta are able to respond to parasitism by Trichogramma evanescens. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 38: 136-145.
  • Fatouros, N.E., Broekgaarden, C., Bukovinszkine'Kiss, G., Van Loon, J.J.A., Mumm, R., Huigens, M.E., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M. (2008). Male-derived butterfly anti-aphrodisiac mediates induced indirect plant defense. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 105: 10033-10038.
  • Fatouros, N.E., Dicke, M., Mumm, R., Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2008). Foraging behavior of egg parasitoids exploiting chemical information. Behav. Ecol. 19: 677-685.
  • Geiselhardt, Sven, Jakobschy, D., Ockenfels, P. & Peschke, K. (2008). A sex pheromone in the desert tenebrionid beetle Parastizopus armaticeps. J. Chem. Ecol. 34: 1065-1071.
  • Geiselhardt, Sven, Ockenfels, P. & Peschke, K. (2008). 1-Tridecene: male-produced sex pheromone of the tenebrionid beetle Parastizipus transgariepinus. Naturwissenschaften 95: 247-251.
  • Köpke, D., Schröder, R., Fischer, H.M., Gershenzon, J., Hilker, M. & Schmidt, A. (2008). Does egg deposition by herbivorous pine sawfly affect transcription of sesquiterpene synthases in pine?. Planta 228: 427-438.
  • Obermaier, E., Heisswolf, A., Poethke, H.J., Randlkofer, B. & Meiners, T. (2008). Plant architecture and vegetation structure: Two ways for insect herbivores to escape parasitism. Europ. J. Entomol. 105: 233-240.
  • Pankewitz, F. & Hilker, M. (2008). Polyketides in insects: ecological role of these widespread chemicals and evolutionary aspects of their biogenesis. Biol. Rev. 83: 209-226.
  • Reinecke, A., Müller, F. & Hilker, M. (2008). Attractiveness of CO2 released by root respiration fades on the background of root exudates. Basic Appl. Ecol. 9: 568-576.
  • Ruther, J., Steiner, S. & Garbe, L.A. (2008). 4-Methylquinazoline is a minor component of the male sex pheromone in Nasonia vitripennis. J. Chem. Ecol. 34: 99-102.
  • Ruther, J. & Steiner, S. (2008). Costs of female odor in males of the parasitic wasp Lariophagus distinguendus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Naturwissenschaften 95: 547-552.
  • Schröder, R. & Hilker, M. (2008). The relevance of background odor in resource location by insects: a behavioral approach. BioScience 58: 308-316.
  • Schröder, R., Wurm, L., Varama, M., Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2008). Unusual mechanisms involved in learning of oviposition-induced host plant odours in an egg parasitoid? Animal Behav. 75: 1423-1430.
  • Steiner, S., Henrich, N. & Ruther, J. (2008). Mating with sperm-depleted males does not increase female mating frequency in the parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 126: 131-137.
  • Strohm, E., Herzner, G., Kaltenpoth, M., Boland, W., Schreier, P., Geiselhardt, S., Peschke, K. & Schmitt, T. (2008). The chemistry of the postpharyngeal gland of female European beewolves. J. Chem. Ecol. 34: 575-583.

2007

  • Abdel-latief (2007). A family of chemoreceptors in Tribolium castaneum (Tenebrionidae: Coleoptera). Plos One 12: e1319.
  • Bünnige, M., Hilker, M. & Dobler, S. (2007). Convergent evolution of chemical defense in Galerucine larvae. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 93: 165-175.
  • Fatouros N.E., Bukovinszkine'Kiss, G., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M. (2007). The response specifity of Trichogramma egg parasitoids towards infochemicals during host location. J. Ins. Behav. 20: 53-65.
  • Fernandez, P. & Hilker, M. (2007). Host plant location by Chrysomelidae. Basic Appl. Ecol. 8: 97-116.
  • Fernandez, P.C., Meiners, T., Björkmann, C. & Hilker, M. (2007). Electrophysiological responses of the blue willow leaf beetle, Phratora vulgatissima, to volatiles of different Salix viminalis genotypes. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 125: 157-164.
  • Gross, J., Fatouros, N.E., Neuvonen, S. & Hilker, M. (2007). The role of competitors for Chrysomela lapponica, a north Eurasian willow pest, in pioneering a new host plant. J. Pest Sci. 80:139-143.
  • Hilker, M. & McNeil, J. (2007). Chemical and behavioral ecology in insect parasitoids: how to behave optimally in a complex odorous environment. In: Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids, pp. 92-112. Wajnberg, E., Bernstein, C. & van Alphen, J. (eds.). Blackwell Publishing.
  • Kock, D., Ruther, J. & Sauer, K.P. (2007). A male sex pheromone in a scorpionfly. J. Chem. Ecol. 33: 1249-1256.
  • Ott, S.C., Tofern-Reblin, B., Jenett-Siems, K., Siems, K., Müller, F., Hilker, M., Onegi, B., Witte, L. & Eich, E. (2007). Unusual tropane alkolaoid pattern in two African convolvulaceous species. Z. Naturf. 62b: 285-288.
  • Pankewitz, F., Zöllmer, A., Gräser, Y. & Hilker, M. (2007). Anthraquinones as defensive compounds in eggs of Galerucini leaf beetles: Biosynthesis by the beetles. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 66:98-108.
  • Pankewitz, F., Zöllmer, A., Hilker, M. & Gräser, Y. (2007). Presence of Wolbachia in insect eggs containing antimicrobially active anthraquinones. Microbial Ecol. 54: 713-721.
  • Randlkofer, B., Obermaier, E. & Meiners, T. (2007). Mother's choice of the oviposition site: balancing risk of egg parasitism and need of food supply for the progeny with an infochemical shelter? Chemoecology 17: 177-186.
  • Ruther, J., Stahl, L.M., Steiner, S., Garbe, L.A. & Tolasch, T. (2007). A male sex pheromone in a parasitic wasp and control of the behavioral response by the female mating status. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 2163-2169.
  • Schröder, R., Cristescu, S.M., Harren, F.J.M. & Hilker, M. (2007). Reduction of ethylene emission from scots pine induced by insect egg depositon. J. Exp. Botany 58: 1835-1842.
  • Steiner, S., Erdmann, D., Steidle, J.L.M. & Ruther, J. (2007). Host habitat assessment by a parasitoid using fungal volatiles. Front. Zool. 4: 3. DOI: 10.1186/1742-9994-4-3 (open access).
  • Steiner, S., Mumm, R. & Ruther, J. (2007). Courtship pheromones in parasitic wasps: comparison of bioactive and inactive hydrocarbon profiles by multivariate statistical methods. J. Chem. Ecol. 33: 825-838 DOI: 10.1007/s10886-007-9265-6.
  • Steiner, S., Steidle, J.L.M. & Ruther, J. (2007). Characterization of host-associated kairomones used for host and mate finding in the parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus. J. Stored Prod. Res. 43: 587-593.

2006

  • Bringmann, G., Noll, T.F., Gulder, T.A.M., Gruene, M., Dreyer, M., Wilde, C., Pankewitz, F., Hilker, M., Payne, G.D., Jones, A.L., Goodfellow, M. & Fiedler, H.P. (2006). Different polyketide folding modes converge to an identical molecular architecture. Nature Chem. Biol. 2: 429-433.
  • Fatouros, N.E., Hilker, M., & Gross, J. (2006). Reproductive isolation between populations from Northern and Central Europe of the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica L.. Chemoecology 16: 241-251.
  • Faucher, C., Forstreuter, M., Hilker, M. & De Bruyne (2006). Behavioral response of Drosophila to biogenic levels of carbon dioxide depends on life stage, sex, and olfactory context. J. Exp. Biol. 209: 2739-2748.
  • Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2006). Early herbivore alert: Insect eggs induce plant defense. J. Chem. Ecol. 32: 1379-1397.
  • Meiners, T. Hammer, B., Göbel, U.B. & Kahl, O. (2006). Determining the tick scutal index allows assessment of tick feeding duration and estimation of infection risk with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in a person bitten by an Ixodes ricinus nymph. Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 296: 103-107.
  • Meiners, T., Randlkofer, B. & Obermaier, E. (2006). Oviposition at low temperatures - late season negatively affects the leaf beetle Galeruca tanaceti (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) but not its specialised egg parasitoid Oomyzus galerucivorus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Europ. J. Entomol. 103: 765-770.
  • Mumm, R. & Hilker, M. (2006). Direct and indirect chemical defence of pine against folivorous insects. Trends Plant Science 11: 351-358.
  • Obermeier, E., H. A., Randlkofer, B. & Meiners, T. (2006). Enemies in low places - Insects avoid winter mortality and egg parasitism by modulating oviposition height. Bull. Entomol. Res. 96: 337-343.
  • Pankewitz, F. & Hilker, M. (2006). Defensive components in insect eggs: Are anthraquinones produced during egg development? J. Chem. Ecol. 32: 2067-2072.
  • Reinecke, A., Ruther, J. & Hilker, M. (2006). Precopulatory isolation in Melolontha cockchafers? Agric. Forest Entomol. 8: 289-203.
  • Reinecke, A., Ruther, J., Mayer, C.J. & Hilker, M. (2006). Optimized trap lure for male Melolontha cockchafers. J. Appl. Entomol. 130: 171-176.
  • Spiewok, S., Schmolz, E. & Ruther, J. (2006). The mating system of the European hornet Vespa crabro: Male seeking strategies and evidence for the involvement of a sex pheromone. J. Chem. Ecol. 32: 2777-2788.
  • Steiner, S., Hermann, N. & Ruther, J. (2006). Characterization of a female courtship pheromone in the parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis. J. Chem. Ecol. 32: 1687-1702.

2005

  • Fatouros, N.E., Bukovinszkine'Kiss, G., Kalkers, L.A., Soler Gamborena, R., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M. (2005). Plant synomone induced by butterfly eggs arrests Trichogramma wasps. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 115: 207-215.
  • Fatouros, N.E., Huigens, M.E., Van Loon, J.J.E., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M. (2005). Chemical communication: butterfly anti-aphrodisiac lures parasitic wasps. Nature 433: 704.
  • Hilker, M., Stein, C., Schröder, R., Varama, M. & Mumm, R. (2005). Insect egg deposition induces defence responses in Pinus sylvestris: Characterization of the elicitor. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 1849-1854 .
  • Jenett-Siems, K., Ott, S.C., Schimming, T., Siems, K., Müller, F., Hilker, M., Witte, L., Hartmann, T., Austin, D.F. & Eich, E. (2005). Ipangulines and minalobines, chemotaxonomic markers of the infrageneric Ipomoea taxon subgenus Quamoclit, section Mina. Phytochemistry 66: 223-231.
  • Jenett-Siems, K., Weigl, R., Böhm, A., Mann, P., Tofern-Reblin, B., Ott, S.c., Ghomian, A., Kaloga, M., Siems, K., Witte, L., Hilker, M., Müller, F. & Eich, E. (2005). Chemotaxonomy of the pantropical genus Meremia (Convolvulaceae) based on the distribution of tropane alkaloids. Phytochemistry 66: 1448-1464.
  • Meiners, T., Hacker, N.K., Anderson, P., & Hilker, M. (2005). Response of the elm leaf beetle to host plants induced by oviposition and feeding: the infestation rate matters. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 115: 171-177.
  • Mumm, R. & Hilker, M. (2005). The significance of background odour for an egg parasitoid. Chem. Senses 30: 1-7.
  • Mumm, R., Tiemann, T., Varama, M. & Hilker M. (2005). Choosy egg parasitoids: Specificity of oviposition-induced pine volatiles exploited by an egg parasitoid of pine sawfly. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 115: 217-225.
  • Reinecke, A., Ruther, J. & Hilker, M. (2005). Electrophysiological and behavioural response of Melolontha melolontha to saturated and unsaturated aliphatic alcohols. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 115: 33-40.
  • Ruther, J. & Fürstenau, B. (2005). Emission of herbivore induced volatiles in absence of a herbivore - response of Zea mays to green leaf volatiles and terpenoids. Z. Naturf. 60c: 743-756.
  • Ruther, J. & Kleier, S. (2005). Plant-plant signaling: Ethylene synergizes volatile emission in Zea mays induced by exposure to (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol. J. Chem. Ecol. 31: 2217-2222.
  • Ruther, J. & Mayer, C. (2005). Response of garden chafer Phyllopertha horticola to plant volatiles: from screening to application. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 115: 51-59.
  • Simon, M. & Hilker, M. (2005). Does rust infection of willow affect feeding and oviposition behavior of willow leaf beetles? J. Ins. Behav. 18:115-129.
  • Schröder, R., Forstreuther, M. & Hilker, M. (2005). A plant notices insect egg deposition and changes its rate of photosynthesis. Plant Physiol. DOI: 10.1104/pp.105.059915
  • Steiner, S., Steidle, J.L.M. & Ruther, J. (2005). Female sex pheromone in immature insect males - a case of pre-emergence chemical mimicry? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 58: 111-120.

2004

  • Gross, J., Fatouros, N.E. & Hilker, M. (2004). The significance of bottom-up effects for host plant specialization in Chrysomela leaf beetles. Oikos 105: 368-376.
  • Gross, J., Fatouros, N.E., Neuvonen, S. & Hilker, M. (2004). The importance of specialist natural enemies for Chrysomela lapponica in pioneering a new host plant. Ecol. Entomol. 29: 584-593.
  • Gross, J., Schmolz, E. & Hilker, M. (2004). Thermal adaptations of the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to different climes of Central and Northern Europe. Environ. Entomol. 33: 799-806.
  • Meiners, T. & Obermaier, E. (2004). Hide and seek on two spatial scales - plant structure differentially influences herbivore oviposition and host-finding of egg parasitoids. Basic Appl. Ecol. 5: 87-94.
  • Müller, C. & Hilker, M. (2004). Ecological relevance of fecal matter in Chrysomelidae. In: New Developments in the Biology of Chrysomelidae. Jolivet, P., Santiago-Blay, J. and Schmitt, M. (eds.), SPB Academic Publishing, Amsterdam, pp. 693-705.
  • Mumm, R., Tiemann, T., Schulz, S. & Hilker, M. (2004). Analysis of volatiles from black pine (Pinus nigra): significance of wounding and egg deposition by a herbivorous sawfly. Phytochemistry 65: 3221-3230.
  • Ruther, J. (2004). Male-biassed response of garden chafer Phyllopertha horticola, to leaf alcohol and attraction of both sexes to floral plant volatiles. Chemoecology 14: 187-192.
  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2004). Mate finding in the forest cockchafer, Melolontha hippocastani Fabr., mediated by volatiles. Laimburg Journal 1: 197-199.
  • Ruther, J. & Tolasch, T. (2004). Attraction of garden chafer, Phyllopertha horticola, to floral Japanese beetle lure. J. Appl. Entomol. 128: 158-160.

2003

  • Dicke, M. & Hilker, M. (2003). Induced plant responses: from molecular to evolutionary biology. Basic Appl. Ecol. 4: 3-14.
  • Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2003). Chemical signalling between host plant and egg parasitoid of a galerucine leaf beetle. Proc. FISCB: 227-241.
  • Meiners, T., Wäckers, F. & Lewis, W.J. (2003). Associative learning of complex odors in parasitoid host location. Chem. Senses 28: 231-236.
  • Müller, C. & Hilker, M. (2003). The advantages and disadvantages of larval abdominal shields on the Chrysomelidae: mini-review. Proc. FISCB: 243-259.
  • Müller, C. & Hilker, M. (2003). Ecological relevance of fecal matter in Chrysomelidae. In: Jolivet, P., Santiago-Blay, J. & Schmitt, M. (eds.) New Developments in the Biology of the Chrysomelidae. SPB Academic Publ., Amsterdam.
  • Mumm, R., Schrank, K., Wegener, R., Schulz, S. & Hilker, M. (2003). Chemical analysis of volatiles emitted by Pinus sylvestris after induction by insect oviposition. J. Chem. Ecol. 29: 1235-1252.
  • Olson, D.M., Rains, G.C., Meiners, T., Takasu, K., Tertuliano, M., Tumlinson, J.H., Wäckers, F.L. & Lewis, W.J. (2003). Parasitic wasps learn and report diverse chemicals with unique conditionable behaviors. Chem. Senses 28: 545-549.
  • Rostas, M. & Hilker, M. (2003). Indirect interactions between a phytopathogenic and an entomopathogenic fungus. Naturwissenschaften 90: 63-67.
  • Rostas, M., Simon, M. & Hilker, M. (2003). Ecological cross effects of induced plant responses towards herbivores and phytopathogenic fungi. Basic Appl. Ecol. 4:43-62.
  • Ruther, J. & Hilker, M. (2003). Attraction of forest cockchafer Melolontha hippocastani to (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol and 1,4-benzoquinone: application aspects. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 107: 141-147.
  • Simon, M. & Hilker, M. (2003). Herbivores and pathogens on willow: do they affect each other? Agric. Forest Entomol. 5: 275-284.
  • Steidle, J.L.M., Steppuhn, A. & Ruther, J. (2003). Specific foraging kairomones used by a generalist parasitoid. J. Chem. Ecol. 29: 131-143.
  • Steinmetz, I., Schmolz, E. & Ruther, J. (2003). Cuticular lipids as trail pheromone in a social wasp. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 270: 385-391.

2002

  • Blum, M.S. & Hilker, M. (2002). Chemical protection of insect eggs. In: Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (eds.) Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition. Blackwell, Berlin, pp. 61-90.
  • Gross, J., Podsiadlowski, L. & Hilker, M. (2002). Antimicrobial activity of exocrine secretions of Chrysomela larvae. J. Chem. Ecol. 28: 317-332.
  • Hilker, M., Kobs, C., Schrank, K. & Varama, M. (2002). Insect egg deposition induces Pinus to call for egg parasitoids. J. Exp. Biol. 205: 455-461.
  • Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (eds.) (2002). Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition. Blackwell, Berlin. Blackwell, Berlin, 376 pp.
  • Hilker, M., Rohfritsch, O. & Meiners, T. (2002). The plant's response towards insect egg deposition. In: Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (eds.) Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition. Blackwell, Berlin.
  • Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2002). Induction of plant responses towards oviposition and feeding of herbivorous arthropods: a comparison. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 104: 181-192.
  • Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2002). Plants' defensive responses towards insect oviposition. IOBC Bulletin 25: 165-168.
  • Meiners, T., Wäckers, F. & Lewis, W.J. (2002). The effect of molecule structure on the olfactory discrimination by the parasitoid Microplitis croceipes. Chem. Senses 27: 811-816.
  • Reinecke, A., Ruther, J., Tolasch, T., Francke, W. & Hilker, M. (2002). Alcoholism in cockchafers: Orientation of male Melolontha melolontha towards green leaf alcohols. Naturwissenschaften 89: 265-269.
  • Reinecke, A., Ruther, J. & Hilker, M. (2002). The scent of food and defence: green leaf volatiles and toluquinone as sex attractant mediate mate finding in the European cockchafer Melolontha melolontha. Ecol. Lett. 5: 257-263.
  • Rostas, M. & Hilker, M. (2002a). Asymmetric plant-mediated cross effects between a herbivorous insect and a phytopathogenic fungus. Agric. Forest Entomol. 4: 1-9.
  • Rostas, M. & Hilker, M. (2002b). Feeding damage by larvae of the mustrad leaf beetle deters conspecific females from oviposition and feeding. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 103: 267-277.
  • Rostas, M., Bennett, R. & Hilker, M. (2002). Comparison of induced physiological responses in Chinese cabbage towards herbivory and fungal infection. J. Chem. Ecol. 28: 2449-2463.
  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A., Tolasch, T. & Hilker, M. (2002) Phenol - Another cockchafer attractant shared by Melolontha hippocastani Fabr. and M. melolontha L. Z. Naturf. 57c: 910-913.
  • Ruther, J., Meiners, T. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2002). Rich in phenomena lacking in terms - A classification of kairomones. Chemoecology 12: 161-167.
  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2002). Plant volatiles in the sexual communication of Melolontha hippocastani: response towards time-dependent bouquets and novel function of (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol as a sexual kairomone. Ecol. Entomol. 27: 76-83.
  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2002). Chemical orientation in Melolontha cockchafers. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 25: 15-20.
  • Ruther, J., Sieben, S. & Schricker, B. (2002). Nestmate recognition in social wasps: Manipulation of cuticular hydrocarbon profiles induces aggression in the European hornet. Naturwissenschaften 89: 111-114.
  • Ruther, J. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2002). "Allohormones": A new class of bioactive substances or old wine in new skins? J. Comp. Physiol. A 188: 161-162.
  • Steidle, J.L.M. & Van Loon, J.J.A. (2002). Chemoecology of parasitoid and predator oviposition behaviour. In: Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (eds.) Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition. Blackwell, Berlin, pp. 291-317.
  • Steidle, J.L.M., Steppuhn, A. & Ruther, J. (2002). The use of pheromones as foraging kairomones by the generalist parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus Förster (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Entomol. 13:377-380.

2001

  • Müller, C. & Hilker, M. (2001). Host finding and oviposition behavior in a chrysomelid specialist - the importance of host plant surface waxes. J. Chem. Ecol. 27: 985-994.
  • Ruther, J., Podsiadlowski, L. & Hilker, M. (2001). Quinones in cockchafers: additional function of a sex attractant as an antimicrobial agent. Chemoecology 11: 225-229.
  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2001). Chemically mediated mate finding in the European cockchafer, Melolontha hippocastani Fabr. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Entomol. 13: 373-376.
  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A., Tolasch, T. & Hilker, M. (2001). Make love not war: a common arthropod defence compound as sex pheromone in the forest cockchafer Melolontha hippocastani. Oecologia 128: 44-47.
  • Sears, A.L., Smiley, J.T., Müller, F., Hilker, M. & Rank, N. (2001). Nesting behaviour and prey use in two geographically separated populations of the specialist wasp Symmorphus cristatus (Vespidae: Eumenidae). Am. Midl. Nat. 145: 233-246.
  • Steidle, J.L.M., Lanka, J., Müller, C. & Ruther, J. (2001). The use of general infochemicals in a generalist parasitoid. Oikos 95: 78-86.
  • Steidle, J.L.M., Rees, D. & Wright, E.J. (2001). Assessment of Australian Trichogramma species (Hymenoptera, Trichogrammatidae) as control agents of stored product moths. J. Stored Prod. Res. 37: 263-275.
  • Steidle, J.L.M. & Schöller, M. (2001). Fecundity and ability of the parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) to parasitize larvae of the granary weevil Sitophilus granarius (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in bulk grain. J. Stored Prod. Res. 38: 43-53.
  • Steidle, J.L.M., Steppuhn, A. & Reinhard, J. (2001). Volatile cues from different host complexes used for host location by the granary weevil parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Basic Appl. Ecol. 2: 45-51.
  • Wegener, R., Schulz, S., Meiners, T., Hadwich, K. & Hilker, M. (2001). Analysis of volatiles induced by oviposition of elm leaf beetle Xanthogaleruca luteola on Ulmus minor. J. Chem. Ecol. 27: 499-515.

2000

  • Hilker, M., Bläske, V., Kobs, C. & Dippel, C. (2000). Kairomonal effects of sawfly sex pheromones on egg parasitoids. J. Chem. Ecol.26: 2591-2601.
  • Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2000). Induction of plant synomones by oviposition of a phytophagus insect. J. Chem. Ecol. 26: 221-232.
  • Meiners, T., Westerhaus, C. & Hilker, M. (2000). Specificity of chemical cues used by a specialist egg parasitoid during host location. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 95: 151-159.
  • Müller, C. & Hilker, M. (2000). The effect of a green leaf volatile on host plant finding by larvae of a herbivorous insect. Naturwissenschaften 87: 216-219.
  • Ruther, J. (2000). Retention index database for identification of general green leaf volatiles in plants by coupled capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. J. Chromatogr. A 890: 313-319.
  • Ruther, J., Homann, M. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2000). Female derived sex pheromone mediates courtship behaviour in the parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 96: 265-274.
  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2000). Die Rolle von Wirtspflanzendüften und Sexualpheromonen in der Partnerfindungsstrategie des Waldmaikäfers, Melolontha hippocastani. Mitt. Biol. Bundesanst. Land. Forstw. 376: 251-252.
  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A., Thiemann, K., Tolasch, T., Francke, W. & Hilker, M. (2000). Mate finding in the forest chockchafer, Melolontha hippocastani, mediated by volatiles from plants and females. Physiol. Entomol. 25:172-179.
  • Ruther, J. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2000). Mites as matchmakers: Semiochemicals from host associated mites act as kairomones for both sexes in the parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus (Hymenoptera, Pteromalidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 26: 1205-1217.
  • Steidle, J.L.M. (2000). Host recognition cues of the granary weevil parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus (Hymenoptera, Pteromalidae). Entomol. Exp. Appl. 95: 185-192.
  • Steidle, J.L.M. & Fischer, A. (2000). Quantity does matter: how feces are used for host stage selection by granary weevil parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus. J. Chem. Ecol. 26: 2657-2664.
  • Steidle, J.L.M. & Ruther, J. (2000). Chemicals used for host recognition by the granary weevil parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus. J. Chem. Ecol. 26: 2665-2675.
  • Steidle, J.L.M. & Schöller, M. (2000). Host finding of the granary weevil parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus in storage environment. Integrated protection of Stored Products IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 23: 135-141.