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Find publications of Robin FA Moritz (Emeritus) and the MolEcol-Research Group here


BECHER MA, SCHARPENBERG H, MORITZ RFA (2009): Pupal developmental temperature and behavioral specialization of honeybee workers (Apis mellifera L.). J Comp Physiol A    195: 673–679
Becher_etal_2009_JCP-a.pdf (325.4 KB)  vom 05.10.2010

WALTER A, BLISS P, ELGAR MA, MORITZ RFA (2009): Argiope bruennichi shows a drinking-like behaviour in web hub decorations (Araneae, Araneidae). J Ethol    27: 25-29
Walter_etal_2009_JEth.pdf (252 KB)  vom 07.10.2010


STRAUSS K, SCHARPENBERG H, CREWE RM, GLAHN F, FOTH H, MORITZ RFA (2008): The role of the queen mandibular gland pheromone in honeybees (Apis mellifera): honest signal or suppressive agent? Behav Ecol Sociobiol    62: 1523-1531
Strauss_etal_2008_BES.pdf (195.1 KB)  vom 08.10.2010

WALTER A, ELGAR MA, BLISS P, MORITZ RFA (2008): Molting interferes with web decorating behavior in Argiope keyserlingi (Araneae, Araneidae). J Arachnol    36: 538-544
Walter_etal_2008_J-Arachnol.pdf (413.9 KB)  vom 08.10.2010

WALTER A, ELGAR MA, BLISS P, MORITZ RFA (2008): Wrap attack activates web-decorating behavior in Argiope spiders. Behav Ecol    19: 799-804
Walter_etal_2008_BE.pdf (296.2 KB)  vom 08.10.2010


KAATZ HH, FERENZ HJ, LANGER B, MORITZ RFA (2007): Isolation and characterization of nine polymorphic microsatellite loci from the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria. Mol Ecol Notes    7: 1042-1044
Kaatz_etal_2007_MEN.pdf (75.5 KB)  vom 11.10.2010


BLISS P, KATZERKE A, NEUMANN P (2006): The Role of Molehills and Grasses for Filial Nest Founding in the Wood Ant Formica exsecta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiol 47: 903-913
Bliss_etal_2006_Sociobiol.pdf (394.1 KB)  vom 12.10.2010

KATZERKE A, NEUMANN P, PIRK CWW, BLISS P, MORITZ RFA (2006): Seasonal nestmate recognition in the ant Formica exsecta. Behav Ecol Sociobiol    61: 143–150
Katzerke_etal_2006_BES.pdf (222.7 KB)  vom 12.10.2010

SCHARPENBERG H, NEUMANN P, van PRAAGH JP, MORITZ RFA (2006): Reliability of an island mating apiary under routine management. J Apicult Res 45: 153-154
Scharpenberg_etal_2006_JAR.pdf (56.9 KB)  vom 12.10.2010


WALTER A, BLISS P, MORITZ RFA (2005): The wasp spider Argiope bruennichi (Arachnida, Araneidae): ballooning is not an obligate life history phase. J Arachnol 33: 516-522
Walter_etal_2005_J-Arachnol.pdf (294.5 KB)  vom 10.09.2014


RUDESCHKO O, MACHNIK A, DÖRFELT H,  KAATZ  H-H,  SCHLOTT B, KINNE  RW  (2004): A novel inhalation allergen present in the working environment of beekeepers. Allergy  59: 332-337
Rudeschko_etal_2004_Allergy.pdf (237 KB)  vom 11.09.2014


KRAUS B, NEUMANN P, SCHARPENBERG H, VAN PRAAGH J, MORITZ RFA (2003): Male fitness of honeybee colonies. J Evol Biol 16: 914-920
Kraus_etal_2003_JEB.pdf (130.3 KB)  vom 12.09.2014

MORITZ RFA, SCHARPENBERG H, LATTORFF HMG, NEUMANN P (2003): A technical note for using microsatellite DNA analyses in haploid male DNA pools of social Hymenoptera. Insect Soc 50: 398-400
Moritz_etal_2003_InsSoc.pdf (122.3 KB)  vom 12.09.2014


BLISS P, KATZERKE A, MORITZ RFA (2001): Formica exsecta NYLANDER, 1846 (Hym., Formicidae) im Müritz-Nationalpark. Ent Nachr Ber 44: 283-284
Bliss_etal_2001_Ent-Nachr-Ber.pdf (223.4 KB)  vom 13.02.2013


BLISS P, SCHRÖDER H, KATZERKE A, MORITZ RFA (2000): Standort und Struktur eines Kolonieverbandes der Großen Kerbameise (Formica exsecta) im Müritz-Nationalpark (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Arch Freunde Naturg Mecklenb XL: 5-23
Bliss_etal_2001_Ent-Nachr-Ber.pdf (223.4 KB)  vom 18.09.2014