updated: 09.01.2024

Publication list of the LEEC

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Mulvey, J., Pillay, N., Makuya, L., Rödel, H.G., Schradin, C. (2024) African striped mice have relatively smaller brains in the food deprived dry season than in the wet season. Mammalian Biology 105. DOI: 0.1007/s42991-023-00383-2


Aumont, C., Beránková, T., McMahon, D.P., Radek, R., Akama, P.D., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Šobotník, J. (2023) The ultrastructure of the rostral gland in soldiers of Verrucositermes tuberosus (Blattodea: Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae). Arthropod Structure & Development 73, 101238. DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2023.101238

Bai, Z.-D., Shi, C.-Y., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Wang, R.-W. (2023) Elusive workers are more likely to differentiate into replacement reproductives than aggressive workers in a lower termite. Current Zoology 69, 332-338. DOI: 10.1093/cz/zoac040

Benvenuto, C., Lorenzi, M.C. (2023) Social regulation of reproduction: control or signal? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 38, 1028-1040. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2023.05.009

Beránková, T., Buček, A., Bourguignon, T., Romero Arias, J., Akama, P.D., Sillam-Dussčs, D.*, Šobotník, J.* (*=co-last authors) (2023) The ultrastructure of the intramandibular gland in soldiers of the termite Machadotermes rigidus (Blattodea: Termitidae: Apicotermitinae). Arthropod Structure & Development 67, 101136. DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2021.101136.

Couto, A., Marty, S., Dawson, E.H., d'Ettorre, P., Sandoz, J.-C., Montgomery, S.H. (2023) Evolution of the neuronal substrate for kin recognition in social Hymenoptera. Biological Reviews 98, 2226–2242. DOI: 10.1111/brv.13003

de Fouchier, A., Leroy, C., Khila, A., d’Ettorre, P. (2023) Discrimination of non-nestmate early brood in ants: behavioural and chemical analysis. Animal Behaviour 197, 81-95.

Eyer, P. A., Finand, B., Mona, S., Khimoun, A., d’Ettorre, P., Fédérici, P., Leroy, C., Cornette, R., Chifflet-Belle, P., Monnin, T., Doums C. (2023) Integrative characterization of genetic and phenotypic differentiation in an ant species complex with strong hierarchical population structure and low dispersal abilities. Heredity 130, 163–176. DOI: 10.1038/s41437-022-00590-6

Gergonne, D., Fougeyrollas, R., Poteaux, C., Roisin, Y., Armbrecht, I., Šobotník, J., Valladares Romeo, C., Berthier, J.M., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Roy, V. (2023) The phylogeography of some soilfeeding termites shaped by the Andes. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 23, 381-394. DOI: 10.1007/s13127-022-00594-4.

Kolay, S., Boulay, R., Angulo, E., d’Ettorre, P., Cerdá, X. (2023) Habitat-dependent variation in consistent behavioural traits does not affect the efficiency of resource acquisition in a thermophilic ant. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 77, 1. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-022-03274-7.

Lorenzi, M.C., Picchi, L., Ricci-Bonnot, D., Jeanne, E. (2023) Conditional reciprocity in invertebrates is robust to disturbances. Invited manuscript in Ethology, Special Issue on “The principle of reciprocation”. Ethology, in press. DOI: 10.1111/eth.13415

Lorenzi, M.C., Robles-Guerrero, F.G., Costantini, D. (2023) The oxidative cost of competing for egg fertilization exceeds the cost of egg production. Evolution 77, 199-209. DOI: 10.1093/evolut/qpac042

Maňourová, A., Zbyněk, P., Ruiz-Chután, A., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Tsafack, S., Tchoudjeu, Z., Potgieter, L., Lojka, B. (2023) Identification of plus trees for domestication: phenotypical description of Garcinia kola populations in Cameroon. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s10722-023-01750-1

Martin, R., Leroy, C., Maák, I., d’Ettorre, P. (2023) Group phenotypic composition drives task performances in ants. Biology Letters, in press.

Martinez, M., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Devetak, D., Lorent, V., Podlesnik, J. (2023) Antlion larvae localize long distant preys by a mechanism based on time difference. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s00359-023-01641-x

Marynowska, M., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Untereiner, B., Klimek, D., Goux, X., Gawron, P., Roisin, Y., Delfosse, P., Calusinska, M. (2023) A holobiont approach towards polysaccharide degradation by the highly compartmentalised gut system of the soilfeeding higher termite Labiotermes labralis. BMC Genomics 24:115. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-023-09224-5

Ozan, M., Helanterä, H., d'Ettorre, P., Sundström, L. (2023) Queen fecundity, worker entourage and cuticular chemistry in the ant Formica fusca. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 290, 20230861. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2023.0861

Piqueret, B., Montaudon, E., Devienne, P., Leroy, C., Marangoni, E., Sandoz, J.-C., d'Ettorre, P. (2023) Ants act as olfactory bio-detectors of tumours in patient-derived xenograft mice. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 290, 20221962. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2022.1962

Piqueret, B., Sandoz, J.-C., d’Ettorre, P., (2023) The neglected potential of of invertebrates in detecting disease via olfaction. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10, 960757. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2022.960757

Protasov, E., Nonoh, J.O., Kästle Silva, J.M., Mies, U.S., Hervé, V., Dietrich, C., Lang, K., Mikulski, L., Platt, K., Poehlein, A., Köhler-Ramm, T., Miambi, E., Boga, H.I., Feldewert, C., Ngugi, D.K., Plarre, R., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Šobotník, J., Daniel, R., Brune, A. (2023) Diversity and taxonomic revision of methanogens and other Archaea in the intestinal tract of terrestrial Arthropods. Frontiers in Microbiology 14:1281628. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2023.1281628

Radek, R., Platt, K., Öztas, D., Šobotník, J., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Hanus, R., Brune, A. (2023) New insights into the coevolutionary history of termites and their gut flagellates: Description of Retractinympha glossotermitis gen. nov. sp. nov. (Retractinymphidae fam. nov.). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11, 1111484. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2023.1111484

Rödel, H.G. (2023) Editorial: News from Mammalian Biology. Mammalian Biology 103, 347–348. DOI: 10.1007/s42991-023-00369-0

Rödel, H.G., Ibler, B., Ozogány, K., Kerekes, V. (2023) Age-specific effects of density and weather on body condition and birth rates in a large herbivore, the Przewalski’s horse. Oecologia 203, 435-451. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-023-05477-9

Ryan, T.A., Taff, C.C., Zimmer, C., Vitousek, M.N. (2023) Cold temperatures induce priming of the glucose stress response in tree swallows. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A Molecular & Integrative Physiology 280, 111419. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2023.111419.

Sheldon, E.*, Zimmer, C.*, Hanson, H.E., Koussayer, B., Schrey, A.W., Wigley, P., Wedley, A.L., Martin, L.B. (*=co-first authors) (2023) High epigenetic potential protects songbirds against pathogenic Salmonella enterica infection. Journal of Experimental Biology 226, jeb245475. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.245475.

Sillam-Dussčs, D., Jandák, V., Stiblik, P., Delattre, O., Chouvenc, T., Balvín, O., Cvačka, J., Soulet, D., Synek, J., Brothánek, M., Jiříček, O., Engel, M.S., Bourguignon, T., Šobotník, J. (2023) Alarm communication predates eusociality in termites. Communication Biology 6, 83. DOI: 10.1038/s42003-023-04438-5

Taff, C.C., McNew, S.M., Zimmer, C., Uehling, J., Houtz, J., Ryan, T.A., Chang van Oordt, D.C., Injaian, A.S., Vitousek, M.N. (2023) Social signal manipulation and environmental challenges have independent effects on physiology, internal microbiome, and reproductive performance in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A 338, 723-735. DOI: 10.1002/jez.2722.

Thakur, H., Agarwal, S., Hradecký, J., Sharma, G., Li, H.-F., Yang, S.-E., Sehadová, H., Chandel, R.S., Hyliš, M., Mathur, V., Šobotník, J., Sillam-Dussčs, D. (2023) The trail-following communication in Stylotermes spp. (Blattodea, Isoptera, Stylotermitidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s10886-023-01447-w

Wang, M., Hellemans, S., Buček, A., Kanao, T., Arora, J., Clitheroe, C., Rafanomezantsoa, J.J., Fisher, B.L., Scheffrahn, R., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Roisin, Y., Šobotník, J., Bourguignon, T. (2023) Neoisoptera repetitively colonised Madagascar after the Middle Miocene climatic optimum. Ecography 2023, e06463. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.06463

Zepeda, J.A., Bautista, A., Féron, C., Martínez-Gómez, M., Robles-Guerrero, F., Reyes Meza, V., Hudson, R., Rödel, H.G. (2023) Patterns and predictors of inter-litter differences in rabbit pup locomotor activity, based on an automatized quantification method. Physiology & Behavior 261, 114089. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2023.114089

Zimmer, C., Taff, C.C., Ardia, D.R., Rosvall, K.A., Kallenberg, C., Taylor, A.R, Bentz, A.B., Johnson, L.S., Vitousek, M.N. (2023) Gene expression in the female tree swallow brain is associated with inter- and intra-population variation in glucocorticoid levels. Hormones & Behavior 147, 105280. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2022.105280.


Arora, J., Kinjo, Y., Šobotník, J., Buček, A., Clitheroe, C., Stiblik, P., Roisin, Y., Žifčáková, L., Chul Park, Y., Kim, K.Y., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Hervé, V., Lo, N., Tokuda, G., Brune, A., Bourguignon, T. (2022) The functional evolution of termite gut microbiota. Microbiome 10, 78.

Bai, Z., Liu, Y., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Wang, R.-W. (2022) Behavioral differentiation among workers may reduce reproductive conflicts during colony inheritance in the termite Reticulitermes labralis. Insectes Sociaux 69, 229–236.

Beránková, T., Buček, A., Bourguignon, T., Romero Arias, J., Akama, P.D., Sillam-Dussčs, D.*, Šobotník, J.* (*=co-last authors) (2022) The ultrastructure of the intramandibular gland in soldiers of the termite Machadotermes rigidus (Blattodea: Termitidae: Apicotermitinae). Arthropod Structure & Development 67, 101136. DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2021.101136.

Buček, A., Wang, M., Šobotník, J., Hellemans, S., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Mizumoto, N., Stiblík, P., Clitheroe, C., Lu, T., González Plaza, J.J., Mohagan, A., Rafanomezantsoa, J.J., Fisher, B., Engel, M.S., Roisin, Y., Evans, T.A., Scheffrahn, R., Bourguignon, T. (2022) Molecular phylogeny reveals the past transoceanic voyages of drywood termites (Isoptera, Kalotermitidae). Molecular Biology and Evolution 39, msac093. DOI: 10.1101/2021.09.24.461667.

Dupraz, M., Leroy, C., Thórarinsson, T.L., d’Ettorre, P., McCoy, K.D. (2022) Within and among population differences in cuticular hydrocarbons in the seabird tick Ixodes uriae. Peer Community Journal 2, e51. DOI: 10.24072/pcjournal.164.

d’Ettorre, P., Tsuji, K. (2022) Ant pupae produce ‘milk’ that adults feed to larvae. Nature, Nov 30. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-022-03722-4.

Fernández, Y., Arteaga, L., Zepeda, J.A., Rödel, H.G., Hudson, R. Bautista, A. (2022) Stable individual differences in the frequency of chin-marking behavior across development in the domestic rabbit. Ethology 128, 513-521. DOI: 10.1111/eth.13285.

Harrison, M.C., Dohmen, E., George, S., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Séité, S., Vasseur-Cognet, M. (2022) Complex regulatory role of DNA methylation in caste - and age-specific expression of a termite. Open Biology 12, 220047. DOI: 10.1098/rsob.220047.

Hollis, K.L. Nowbahari, E. (2022) Cause, development, function, and evolution: Toward a behavioral ecology of rescue behavior in ants. Learning & Behavior 50, 1-10. DOI: 10.3758/s13420-022-00515-7.

Jimeno, B., Zimmer, C. (2022) Glucocorticoid receptor expression as an integrative measure to assess glucocorticoid plasticity and efficiency in evolutionary endocrinology. A perspective. Hormones & Behavior 145, 105240. DOI: 10.106/j.yhbeh.2022.105240.

Jouquet, P., Harit, A., Hervé, V., Moger, H., Carrijo, T., Donoso, D.A., Eldridge, D., Ferreira da Cunha, H., Choosai, C., Janeau, J.L., Maeght, J.L., Thuy, T.D., Briandon, A., Dahbi Skali, M., van Thuyne, J., Mainga, A., Pinzon Florian, O.P., Issa, O.M., Podwojewski, P., Rajot, J.L., Henri-des-Tureaux, T., Smaili, L., Labiadh, M., Aroui Boukbida, H., Shanbhag, R., Muon, R., Ann, V., Cheik, S., Fall, S., Traoré, S., Dupont, S., Chouvenc, T., Mullins, A.J., Syaukani, S., Zaiss, R., Minh Tien, T., Šobotník, J., Auclerc, A., Qiu, R., Tang, Y.T., Huot, H., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Bottinelli, N. (2022) The impact of termites on soil sheeting properties is better explained by environmental factors than by their feeding and building strategies. Geoderma 412, 115706.

Lefeuvre, M., Gouat, P., Mulot, B., Cornette, R., Pouydebat, E. (2022) Analogous laterality in trunk movements in captive African elephants: a pilot study. Laterality 27, 101-126.

Martin, L.B., Zimmer, C. (2022) Endocrine flexibilities. Journal of Experimental Biology 225, 244646. DOI: 10.12142/jeb.244646.

Meza-Lázaro, R., Peńa Carrillo, K.I., Poteaux, C., Lorenzi, M.C., Wetterer, J., Zaldivar Riveron, A. (2022) Genome and cuticular hydrocarbon-based species delimitation shed light on potential drivers of speciation in a Neotropical ant species complex. Ecology & Evolution 12, e8704. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.8704.

Peńa-Carrillo, K.I., Lorenzi, M.C., Brault, M., Devienne, P., Lachaud, J.-P., Pavan, G., Poteaux, C. (2022) A new putative species in the Ectatomma ruidum complex (Formicidae: Ectatomminae) produces a species-specific distress call. Bioacustics 31, 332-347. DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2021.1938226.

Piqueret, B., Bourachot, B., Leroy, C., Devienne, P., Mechta-Grigoriou, F., d’Ettorre, P., Sandoz, J.-C. (2022) Ants detect cancer cells through volatile organic compounds. iScience 25, 103959. DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2022.103959.

Redondo, I., Pérez-Rodríguez, L., Monclús, R., Muriel, J., Gil, D. (2022) Sexual differences in phenotypical predictors of floating status: body condition influences male but not female reproductive status in a wild passerine. Oecologia 199, 79-90. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-022-05180-1.

Reiter, L., d’Ettorre, P., Durand, J.-L., Baillard C., Guerrier G. (2022) Self-touches as a behavioural marker of pre-operative anxiety. British Journal of Anaesthesia 128, e26-e28.

Rödel, H.G. (2022) Aspects of social behaviour and reproduction in the wild rabbit – Implications for rabbit breeding? World Rabbit Science 30, 47-59. DOI: 10.4995/wrs.2022.15954.

Rödel, H.G., Jardim, V., Rangassamy, M., Jaravel, L., Jacquet, D., Monclús, R., Féron, C., Costantini, D. (2022) Early life parameters and personality affect oxidative status during adulthood in an altricial rodent. Physiological Reports 10, e15427. DOI: 10.14814/phy2.15427.

Séité, S., Harrison, M.C., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Lupoli, R., Van Dooren, T.J.M., Robert, A., Poissonnier, L.A., Lemainque, A., Renault, D., Acket, S., Andrieu, M., Viscarra, J., Sul, H.S., de Beer, Z.D., Bornberg-Bauer, E., Vasseur-Cognet, M. (2022) Lifespan prolonging mechanisms and insulin upregulation without fat accumulation in long-lived reproductives of a higher termite. Communication Biology 5, 44. DOI: 10.1038/s42003-021-02974-6.

Taff, C.C., Zimmer, C., Ryan, T.A., Chang van Oordt, D.C., Aborn, D., Ardia, D.R., Johnson, L.S., Rose, A., Vitousek, M.N. (2022) Individual variation in natural or manipulated corticosterone does not covary with circulating glucose in a wild bird. Journal of Experimental Biology 225, 243262. DOI: 10.1242/jeb243262.

Teutscherová, N., Maňourová, A., Lojka, B., Tejnecký, V., Drábek, O., Křížová, P., Penížek, V., Akama, P.D., Šobotník, J., Sillam-Dussčs, D. (2022) Effect of farming on the vegetation structure, soil properties and termite assemblages in the Northern Congo basin. Land Degradation & Development 33, 2050-2061.

Vitousek, M.N., Houtz, J., Pipkin, M., Chang van Oordt, D.C., Hallinger, K., Uehling, J., Zimmer, C., Taff, C.C. (2022) Natural and experimental cold exposure in adulthood increase the sensitivity to future stressors in a free-living songbird. Functional Ecology 36, 2531-2543. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.14144.

Wang, M., Hellemans, S., Šobotník, J., Arora, J., Buček, A., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Clitheroe, C., Lu, T., Lo, N., Engel, M.S., Roisin, Y., Evans, T., Bourguignon, T. (2022) Phylogeny, biogeography, and classification of Teletisoptera (Blattaria: Isoptera). Systematic Entomology 47, 581-590.

Woodruff, M., Zimmer, C., Ardia, D.R., Vitousek, M.N. Rosvall, K.A. (2022) Heat shock protein gene expression varies among tissues and populations in free living birds. Ornithology 139, ukac018. DOI: 10.1093/ornithology/ukac018.

Zimmer, C., Woods, H.A., Martin, L.B. (2022) Information theory in vertebrate stress physiology. Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism 33, 8-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.tem.2021.10.001.


Angeluzzi Jardim, V., Verjat, A., Féron, C., Châline, N., Rödel, H.G. (2021) Is there a bias in spatial maze judgment bias tests? Individual differences in subjects’ novelty response can affect test results. Behavioural Brain Research 407, 113262.

Baracchi, D., Giurfa, M., d’Ettorre, P. (2021) Formic acid modulates latency and accuracy of nestmate recognition in carpenter ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 224, jeb242784.

Bai, Z, Liu, Y, Sillam-Dussčs, D., Wang, R.-W. (2021) Experimentally measured group direct benefits according to worker density explain group living of the termite Reticulitermes chinensis. Ecology and Evolution 11, 8768-8775.

Beani, L., Dallai, R., Cappa, F., Manfredini, F., Zaccaroni, M., Lorenzi, M.C., Mercati, D. (2021) A Strepsipteran parasite extends the lifespan of workers in a social wasp. Scientific Reports 11, 7235.

Dafreville, M., Hobaiter, C., Guidetti, M., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Bourjade, M. (2021) Sensitivity to the communicative partner's attentional state: A developmental study on mother–infant dyads in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). American Journal of Primatology 83, e23339.

De Martini, F., Coots, N.L., Jasso-Selles, D.E., Shevat, J., Ravenscraft, A., Stiblík, P., Šobotník, J., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Scheffrahn, R.H., Carrijo, T.F., Gile, G.H. (2021) Biogeography and independent diversification in the protist symbiont community of the termite Heterotermes tenuis. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9, 640625.

de Melo, G.D., Lazarini, F., Levallois, S., Hautefort, C., Michel, V., Larrous, F., Verillaud, B., Aparicio, C., Wagner, S., Gheusi, G., Kergoat, L. Kornobis, E., Donati, F., Cokelaer, T., Hervochon R., Madec, Y., Roze, E., Salmon, D., Bourhy, H., Lecuit, M., Lledo, P.M. (2021) COVID-19–related anosmia is associated with viral persistence and inflammation in human olfactory epithelium and brain infection in hamsters. Science Translational Medicine 13, eabf8396.

d'Ettorre, P., Meunier, P., Simonelli, P., Call, J. (2021) Quantitative cognition in carpenter ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 75, 86.

Gile, G.H., Taerum, S.J., Jasso-Selles, D.E., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Ohkuma, M., Kitade, O., Noda, S. (2021) Molecular phylogenetic position of microjoenia (Parabasalia: Spirotrichonymphea) from Reticulitermes and Hodotermopsis termite hosts. Protist 172, 125836.

Lihoreau, M., Kaiser, S., Resende, B., Rödel, H.G., Châline, N. (2021) Editorial: Context-dependent plasticity in social species: feedback loops between individual and social environment. Frontiers in Psychology 12, 645191. full text

Lorenzi, M.C. (2021) Chemically insignificant social parasites exhibit more anti-dehydration behaviors than their hosts. Insects 12, 1006.

Lorenzi, M.C., Schleicherovŕ, D., Robles-Guerrero, F.G., Dumas, M. (2021) Egg trading worms start reciprocation with caution, respond with confidence and care about partners’ quality. Scientific Reports 11, 10552.

Moreira, E.A., Persinoti, G., Menezes, L., Paixăo, D.A.A., Alvarez, T., Franco Cairo, J.P.L., Squina, F.M., Costa-Leonardo, A.M., Rodrigues, A., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Arab, A. (2021) Complementary contribution of fungi and bacteria to lignocellulose digestion in the food stored by a Neotropical higher termite. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9, 632590.

Morgan, A., Monclús, R., Nelson, J. Foli, E., Chunwang, L., Blumstein, D.T. (2021) How do humans impact yellow-bellied marmots? An integrative analysis. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 245, 105495.

Nowbahari, E., Hollis, K.L., Bey, M., Demora, L., Durand, J-L. (2021) Rescue specialists in Cataglyphis cursor ants: the nature and development of ant first responders. Learning & Behavior 50, 71-81.

Peńa-Carrillo, K.I., Poteaux, C., Leroy, C., Meza-Lázaro, R.N., Lachaud, J.P., Zaldívar-Riverón, A., Lorenzi, M.C.(2021) Highly divergent cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in the cleptobiotic ants of the Ectatomma ruidum species complex. Chemoecology 31, 125-135.

Pulliainen, U., Bos, N., d'Ettorre, P., Sundström, L. (2021) The scent of ant brood: caste differences in surface hydrocarbons of Formica exsecta pupae. Journal of Chemical Ecology 47, 513-524.

Renelies-Hamilton, J., Germer, K., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Bodawatta, K.S., Poulsen, M. (2021) Disentangling the relative roles of vertical transmission, subsequent colonizations, and diet on cockroach microbiome assembly. MSphere 6, e01023-2.

Rödel, H.G. (2021) Aspects of social behaviour and reproduction in the wild rabbit. Implications for rabbit breeding? World Rabbit Science 30, 47-59.

Sillam-Dussčs, D., Hradecký, J., Stiblik, P., da Cunha, H.F., Carrijo, T.F., Lacey, M.J., Bourguignon, T., Šobotník, J. (2021) The trail-following pheromone of the termite Serritermes serrifer. Chemoecology 31, 11-17.

Soukup, P., Větrovský, T., Stiblik, P., Votýpková, K., Chakraborty, A., Sillam-Dussčs, D., Kolařík, M., Odriozola, I., Lo, N., Baldrian, P., Šobotník, J., Bourguignon, T. (2021) Termites are associated with external species-specific bacterial communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 87, e02042-20.

Szenczi, P., González, D., Martínez-Byer, S., Rödel, H.G., Hudson, R., Bánszegi, O. (2021) Motivation matters: lighter littermates of the domestic cat compete more successfully for meat at weaning. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 75, 139

Verjat, A., Devienne, P., Rödel, H.G., Féron, C. (2021) More exploratory mice judge an ambiguous situation more negatively. Animal Cognition 24, 53-64.


Andras, J.P., Hollis, K.L., Carter, K.L., Couldwell, G., Nowbahari, E. (2020) Analysis of ants’ rescue behavior reveals heritable specialization for first responders. Journal of Experimental Biology 223, jeb212530. full text

Antonevich, A., Rödel, H.G., Alekseeva, G., Hudson, R., Erofeeva, M., Naidenko, S. (2020) Predictors of individual differences and within-litter variation in play behaviour in Eurasian lynx cubs. Journal of Zoology 311, 56-65.

Apel, S., Hudson, R., Coleman, G.J., Rödel, H.G., Kennedy, G.A. (2020) Regulation of the rabbit’s once-daily pattern of nursing: a circadian or hourglass-dependent process? Chronobiology International 37, 1151-1162.

Baracchi, D., Cabirol, A., Devaud, J.M., Haase, A., d’Ettorre, P., Giurfa, M. (2020) Pheromone components affect motivation and induce persistent modulation of associative learning and memory in honey bees. Communications Biology 3, 447. full text

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Rödel, H.G., Dekker, J.J.A. (2012) Impact of different weather factors on population dynamics of two lagomorph species, based on hunting bag records. European Journal of Wildlife Research 58, 923-932. full text

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Rouco, C., Starkloff, A., Delibes-Mateos, M., Schubert, M., Rödel, H.G. (2012) Differentiation of animals from different age classes by means of pellet size: assessment of a field method in European rabbits. Mammalian Biology 77, 451-454.

Schai-Braun, S., Rödel, H.G., Hackländer, K. (2012) The influence of daylight regime on diurnal locomotor activity patterns of the European hare (Lepus europaeus) during summer. Mammalian Biology 77, 434-440. full text

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Götz, A.A, Vidal-Puig, A., Rödel, H.G., Hrabé de Angelis, M., Stoeger, T. (2011) Carbon-nanoparticle-triggered acute lung inflammation and its resolution are not altered in PPARgamma-defective (P465L) mice. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 8, 28. full text

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Hollis, K.L., Cogswell, H., Snyder, K., Guillette, M.L., Nowbahari E. (2011) Specialized learning in antlions (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), pit-digging predators, shortens vulnerable larval stage. PLoS ONE 6, e17958. full text

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van Zweden, J.S., Vitikainen, E., d’Ettorre, P., Sundström, L. (2011) Do cuticular hydrocarbons provide sufficient information for optimal sex allocation in the ant Formica exsecta? Journal of Chemical Ecology 37, 1365-1373. full text


Becques, A., Larose, C., Gouat, P., Serra, J. (2010) Effects of pre- and postnatal olfactogustatory experience on early preferences at birth and dietary selection at weaning in kittens. Chemical Senses 35, 41-45. full text

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Busquet, N., Nizerolle, C.L., Féron C. (2009) What triggers reproductive life? Effects of adolescent cohabitation, social novelty and aggression in a monogamous mouse. Ethology 115, 87-95.

Cabanes, G., Bennani, Y., Fresneau, D. (2009) Mining RFID behavior data using unsupervised learning. International Journal of Applied Logistics 1, 28-47. full text

Coulon, M., Deputte, B.L., Heyman, Y., Baudoin, C. (2009) Individual recognition in domestic cattle (Bos taurus): evidence from 2D-images of heads from different breeds. PLoS ONE 4, e4441. full text

Djazoul, Z.E., Doumandji-Mitiche, B., Nowbahari, E. (2009) Evaluation of the use of energetic reserves as bio-markers for an insecticidal effect on woolly poplar aphid Phloeomyzus passerinii (Homoptera, Aphididae). Jordan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 5, 17-25.

Galassi, U., Cabanes, G., Fresneau, D. (2009) Modeling evolving behaviors in ant colonies. Journal of Intelligent Systems 18, 353-376. full text

Hora, R.R., Blatrix, R., Fresneau, D., Fénéron, R. (2009) Social interactions between an inquiline ant, Ectatomma parasiticum, and its host, Ectatomma tuberculatum (Formicidae, Ectatomminae). Journal of Ethology 27, 285-288.

Kathirithamby, J., Hayward, A., Mcmahon, D., Ferreira, R.S., Andreazze, R., Andrade, H.T.A., Fresneau, D. (2009) Conspecifics of a heterotrophic heteronomous species of Strepsiptera (Insecta) are matched by molecular characterization. Systematic Entomology 35, 234-242.

Kenne, M., Fénéron, R., Djieto-Lordon, C., Malherbe, M.C., Tindo, M., Ngnegueu, P.R., Dejean, A. (2009) Nesting and foraging habits in the arboreal ant Atopomyrmex mocquerysi André, 1889 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Myrmecological News 12, 109-115. full text

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Pérez-Sato, J.A., Châline, N., Martin, S.J., Hughes, W.O.H., Ratnieks, F.L.W. (2009) Multi-level selection for hygienic behaviour in honeybees. Heredity 102, 609-615. full text

Poteaux, C., Baubet, E., Kaminski, G., Brandt, S., Baudoin, C. (2009) Socio-genetic structure and mating system of a wild boar population. Journal of Zoology 278,116-125. full text

Soini, H.A., Wiesler, D., Koyama, S., Féron, C., Baudoin, C., Novotny, M.V. (2009) Comparison of urinary scents of two related mouse species, Mus spicilegus and Mus domesticus. Journal of Chemical Ecology 35, 580-589. full text

Zinck, L., Châline, N., Jaisson, P. (2009) Absence of nepotism in worker-queen care in polygynous colonies of the ant Ectatomma tuberculatum. Journal of Insect Behaviour 22, 196-204. full text

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Denis, D., Chameron, S., Costille, L., Pocheville, A., Châline, N., Fresneau, D. (2008) Workers agonistic interactions in queenright and queenless nests of a polydomous ant society. Animal Behaviour 75, 791-800. full text

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Depickčre, S., Fresneau, D., Deneubourg, J.L., Detrain C. (2008) Spatial organization in ants' nests: Does starvation modify the aggregative behaviour of Lasius niger species? Insectes Sociaux 55, 163-170. full text

Depickčre, S., Ramírez Ávila, G.M., Fresneau D., Deneubourg J.L. (2008) Polymorphism: A weak influence on worker aggregation level in ants. Ecological Entomology 33, 225-231.

Feitosa, R.M., Hora, R.R., Delabie, J.H.C., Valenzuela, J., Fresneau, D. (2008) New social parasite in the ant genus Ectatomma Smith (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Ectatomminae). Zootaxa 1713, 47-52. full text

Foubert, E., Nowbahari, E. (2008) Memory span of heterospecific individual odors of an ant, Cataglyphis cursor. Learning & Behavior 36, 319-326. full text

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Hora, R.R., Ionescu-Hirsh, A., Simon, T., Delabie, J.H.C., Robert, J., Fresneau, D., Hefetz, A. (2008) Postmating changes in cuticular chemistry and visual appearance in Ectatomma tuberculatum queens (Formicidae: Ectatomminae). Naturwissenschaften 95, 55-60. full text

Lefebvre, T., Châline, N., Limousin, D., Dupont, S., Bagnčres, A.G. (2008) From speciation to introgressive hybridization: Phylogeographic structure of an insular subspecies of termite, Reticulitermes lucifugus corsicus. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8, 38. full text

López-Darias, M., Lobo, J.M., Gouat, P. (2008) Predicting potential distributions of invasive species: the exotic Barbary ground squirrel in the Canarian archipelago and the west Mediterranean region. Biological Invasions 10, 1027-1040.

Mikissa, J.B., Delabie, J.H.C., Fresneau, D., Mercier, J.-L. (2008) Preliminary assessment on the interactions of Wasmania auropunctata in native ant communities (Hymenoptera Formicidae) of a mosaic gallery forest/savannah in Lopé National Parc, Gabon. Sociobiology 51, 207-218. full text

Poteaux, C., Busquet, N., Gouat, P., Katona, K., Baudoin, C. (2008) Socio-genetic structure of mound-building mice, Mus spicilegus, in autumn and early spring. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93, 689-699.

Renault, J., Gheusi, G., Aubert, A. (2008) Changes in social exploration of a lipopolysaccharides-treated conspecific in mice: role of environmental cues. Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity 8, 1201-1207.

Zinck, L., Hora, R.R., Châline, N., Jaisson, P. (2008) Low intra-specific aggression level in the polydomous and facultative polygynous ant Ectatomma tuberculatum. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 126, 211-216. full text


Alaux, C., Boutot, M., Jaisson, P., Hefetz, A. (2007) Reproductive plasticity in bumble bee workers (Bombus terrestris): reversion of fertility to sterility under queen influence. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62, 213-222. full text

Bardet, J., Essen, D.K., Féron, C., Gouat, P. (2007) Evaluation of the social bond: A new method tested in Mus spicilegus. Comptes Rendus Biologies 330, 837-843.

Coulon, M., Baudoin, C., Depaulis-Carré, M., Heyman, Y., Renard, J.P., Richard, C., Deputte, B.L. (2007) Dairy cattle exploratory and social behaviors: Is there an effect of cloning? Theriogenology 68, 1097-1103.

Coulon, M., Deputte, B.L., Heyman, Y., Richard, C., Delatouche, L., Baudoin, C. (2007) Visual discrimination by heifers (Bos taurus) of their own species. Journal of Comparative Psychology 121, 198-204. full text

Delabie, J.H.C., Jahyny, B., Nascimento, I.C., Mariano, C.S.F., Lacau, S., Campiolo, S., Philpott, S.M., Leponce, M. (2007) Contribution of cocoa plantations to the conservation of native ants (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with a special emphasis on the Atlantic Forest fauna of southern Bahia, Brazil. Biodiversity and Conservation 16, 2359-2384. full text

Denis, D., Orivel, J., Hora, R.R., Chameron, S., Fresneau, D. (2007) First record of polydomy in a monogynous ponerine ant: a means to allow emigration between Pachycondyla goeldii nests. Journal of Insect Behavior 19, 279-291.

Denis, D., Pezon, A., Fresneau, D. (2007) Reproductive allocation in multi-nest colonies of the ponerine ant Pachycondyla goeldii. Ecological Entomology 32, 289-295.

Féron, C., Gouat, P. (2007) Paternal care in the mound-building mouse reduces inter-litter intervals. Reproduction Fertility and Development 19, 425-429. full text

Hora, R.R., Poteaux, C., Doums, C., Fresneau, D., Fénéron, R. (2007) Egg cannibalism in a facultative polygynous ant: conflict for reproduction or strategy to survive? Ethology 113, 909-916.

Jackson, D.E., Châline, N. (2007) Modulation of pheromone trail strength with food quality in Pharaoh’s ant, Monomorium pharaonis. Animal Behaviour 74, 463-470. full text

Nowbahari, E. (2007) Learning of colonial odor in the ant Cataglyphis niger (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Learning & Behavior 35, 87-94. full text

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Simeoni, M., Dawson, D.A., Ross, D.J., Châline, N., Burke, T., Hatchwell, B.J. (2007) Characterization of 20 microsatellite loci in the long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus (Aegithalidae, AVES). Molecular Ecology Notes 7, 1319-1322.

Zinck, L., Jaisson, P., Hora, R.R., Denis, D., Poteaux, C., Doums, C. (2007) The role of breeding system on ant ecological dominance: genetic analysis of Ectatomma tuberculatum. Behavioral Ecology 18, 701-708.