Birkenbach M, Straub F, Kiesel A, Ayasse M, Wilfert L & Kuppler J (2024). Land-use affectspollinator-specific resource availability and pollinatorforaging behaviour. Ecology and Evolution 14: e11061. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.11061

Boff S & Ayasse M (2024). Exposure to sublethal concentration of flupyradifurone alterssexual behavior and cuticular hydrocarbon profile inHeriades truncorum, an oligolectic solitary bee. Insect Science 31: 859-869. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7917.13268

Burger H, Buttala S, Koch H, Ayasse M, Johnson SD, Stevenson PC (2024). Nectar cardenolides and floral volatiles mediate a specialized wasp pollination system. J. Exp. Biol. 227(1): jeb246156. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.246156

Heuel KC, Haßlberger TA, Ayasse M, Burger H (2024). Floral Trait Preferences of Three Common wild Bee Species. Insects. 15(6):427. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects15060427

Heuel KC, Ayasse M and Burger H (2024). Bee-diverse habitats positively affect seed set in wild plant species. Front. Ecol. Evol. 12:1343885. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2024.1343885

Klaus F, Ayasse M, Classen A, Dauber J, Diekötter T, et al. (2024). Improving wild bee monitoring, sampling methods, and conservation. Basic Appl. Ecol. 75: 2-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2024.01.003

Liu JW, Milet-Pinheiro P, Gerlach G, Ayasse M, Pereira Nunes CE, Alves-dos-Santos I, Ramírez SR (2024). Macroevolution of floral scent chemistry across radiations of male euglossine bee-pollinated plants. Evolution 78(1): 98-110. https://doi.org/10.1093/evolut/qpad194

Pinto CE, Sousa BRFdS, Navarro DMAF, Ayasse M, Machado IC, Milet-Pinheiro P (2024). Floral scents of the protogynous aroid Spathiphyllum cannifolium: Investigating the chemistry and timing of emission at female and male phases. Plant Species Biol., 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/1442-1984.12475

Renner SC, Gossner MM, Ayasse M, Böhm S, Teuscher M, Weisser WW, et al. (2024) Forest structure, plants, arthropods, scale, or birds’ functional groups: What key factor are forest birds responding to? PLoS ONE 19(5): e0304421. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0304421


Ayasse M (2023). Chemical ecology: Male orchid bees attract females with environmental-derived perfumes in courtship display. Cur. Biol. 33(10): R405-R407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2023.04.016

Boff S, Ayasse M (2023). Exposure to sublethal concentration of flupyradifurone alterssexual behavior and cuticular hydrocarbon profile inHeriades truncorum, an oligolectic solitary bee. Insect Sci. 0: 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7917.13268

Burrascano F, Chianucci F, Trentanovi G, Kepfer-Rojas S, Sitzia T, Tinya F, Doerfler I, Paillet Y, Nagel TA, Mitic B, Morillas L, Munzi S, Van der Sluis T, Alterio E, Balducci L, Barreto de Andrade R, Bouget C, Giordani P, Lachat T, Matosevic D, Napoleone F, Nascimbene J, Paniccia C, Roth N, Aszalós R, Brazaitis G, Cutini A, D'Andrea E, De Smedt P, Heilmann-Clausen J, Janssen P, Kozák D, Mårell A, Mikoláš M, Nordén B, Matula R, Schall P, Svoboda M, Ujhazyova M, Vandekerkhove K, Wohlwend M, Xystrakis F, Aleffi M, Ammer C, Archaux F, Asbeck T, Avtzis D, Ayasse M, et al. (2023). Where are we now with European forest multi-taxon biodiversity and where can we head to? Biol. Conserv. 284: 110176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110176

Höfer RJ, Lindner T, Ayasse M, Kuppler J (2023). Reduced seed set under water deficit is driven mainly by reduced flower numbers and not by changes in flower visitations and pollination. Func. Ecol. 37:461-471. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.14233

Krapf P, Arthofer W, Ayasse M, Steiner FM, Schlick-Steiner BC (2023). Global change may make hostile - Higher ambient temperature and nitrogen availability increase ant aggression. Sci. Total Environ. 861:160443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160443

Kuppler J, Neumüller U, Mayr AV, Hopfenmüller S, Weiss K, Prosi R, Schanowski A, Schwenninger HR, Ayasse M, Burger H (2023). Favourite plants of wild bees. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 342:108266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2022.108266

Liu JW, Milet-Pinheiro P, Gerlach G, Ayasse M, Pereira Nunes CE, Alves-dos-Santos I, Ramírez SR (2023). Macroevolution of floral scent chemistry across radiationsof male euglossine bee-pollinated plants. Evolution 78(1): 98-110. https://doi.org/10.1093/evolut/qpad194

Le Provost G, Schenk NV, Penone C, Thiele J, Westphal C, Allan E, Ayasse M, et al. (2023). The supply of multiple ecosystem services requires biodiversity across spatial scales. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 7, 236-249. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01918-5

Lukas K, Dötterl S, Ayasse M, Burger H (2023). Colletes hederae bees are equally attracted by visual and olfactory cues of inconspicuous Hedera helix flowers. Chemoecology 33: 135-143. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00049-023-00392-0

Martel C, Rakosy D, Romero PE, Jersáková J, Ayasse M (2023). The evolution of tachinid pollination in Neotinea ustulata is related to floral cuticular composition and the combined high relative production of (Z)11C23/C25enes. J. Syst. Evol. 61: 487-497. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12812

Milet-Pinheiro P, Pinto CE, Navarro D, Silva JBF, Brandt K, Ayasse M (2023). Floral scent chemistry and pollinators of a sexually dimorphic Neotropical orchid. Plants 12(1): 17. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12010017

Straub F, Birkenbach M, Leonhardt SD, Ruedenauer FA, Kuppler J, Wilfert L, Ayasse M (2023). Land-use-associated stressors interact to reduce bumblebee health at the individual and colony level. Proc. R. Soc. B. 290: 20231322. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2023.1322


Cozzolino S, Scopece G, Cortis P, Barone Lumaga MR, Cafasso D, Ayasse M (2022). Reproductive character displacement allows two sexually deceptive orchids to coexist and attract the same specific pollinator. Evol. Ecol. 36: 217-232. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10682-021-10149-2

Ganuza C, Ayasse M & Boff S (2022). Chemical and Mechanical Signals Trigger Courtship in the Wild Large-Headed Resin Bee Heriades truncorum. J. Insect. Behav. 35: 160-170. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10905-022-09808-1

Herrera-Mesías F, Bause C, Ogan S, Burger H, Ayasse M, Weigand AM, Eltz T (2022). Double-blind validation of alternative wild bee identification techniques: DNA metabarcoding and in vivo determination in the field. J. Hymenopt. Res. 93:189-214. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.93.86723

Höfer RJ, Ayasse M and Kuppler J (2022). Water deficit, nitrogen availability and their combination differently affect floral scent emission in three Brassicaceae species. J. Chem. Ecol.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-022-01393-z

Höfer RJ, Lindner T, Ayasse M, Kuppler J (2022). Reduced seed set under water deficit is driven mainly by reduced flower numbers and not by changes in flower visitations and pollination. Funct. Ecol. 00:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.14233

Le Provost G, Schenk NV, Penone C, Thiele J, Westphal C, Allan E, Ayasse M, et al. (2022). The supply of multiple ecosystem services requires biodiversity across spatial scales. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 7, 236-249. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01918-5

Müller S, Gossner MM, Penone C, Jung K, Renner SC, Farina A, Anhäuser L, Ayasse M, et al. (2022). Land-use intensity and landscape structure drive the acoustic composition of grasslands. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 328; 107845. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2021.107845

Neumüller U, Burger H, Mayr AV, Hopfenmüller S, Krausch S, Herwig N, Burger R, Diestelhorst O, Emmerich K, Haider M, Kiefer M, Konicek J, Kornmilch J-C, Moser M, Saure C, Schanowski A, Scheuchl E, Sing J, Wagner M, Witter J, Schwenninger HR, Ayasse M (2022). Artificial Nesting Hills Promote Wild Bees in Agricultural Landscapes. Insects. 13(8):726. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13080726

Nevo O, Valenta K, Helman A, Ganzhorn JU & Ayasse M (2022). Fruit scent as an honest signal for fruit quality. BMC Ecol. Evo. 22: 139. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-022-02064-z

Scherreiks P, Gossner MM, Ambarlı D, Ayasse M, Blüthgen N, Fischer M, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Neff F, Prati D, Seibold S, Simons NK, Weisser WW, Wells K, Westphal C & Thiele J (2022). Present and historical landscape structure shapes current species richness in Central European grasslands. Landsc. Ecol. 37: 745-762.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-021-01392-7

Straub F, Kuppler J, Fellendorf M, Teuscher M, Vogt J, Ayasse M (2022). Land-use stress alters cuticular chemical surface profile and morphology in the bumble bee Bombus lapidarius. PloS one 17(5): e0268474. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268474

von Hoermann C, Weithmann S, Sikorski J, Nevo O, Szpila K, Grzywacz A, Grunwald J-E, Reckel F, Overmann J, Steiger S, Ayasse M (2022). Linking bacteria, volatiles and insects on carrion: the role of temporal and spatial factors regulating inter-kingdom communication via volatiles. R. Soc. Open Sci. 9: 220555. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.220555

Welti EAR, Zajicek P, Frenzel M, Ayasse M, Bornholdt T, et al. (2022) Temperature drives variation in flying insect biomass across a German malaise trap network. Insect Conserv. Divers. 15: 168-180. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12555


Brandt K, Dötterl S, Ramírez SR, Etl F, Machado IC, Navarro DMAF, Dobler D, Reiser O, Ayasse M, Milet-Pinheiro P (2021). Unraveling the Olfactory Biases of Male Euglossine Bees: Species-Specific Antennal Responses and Their Evolutionary Significance for Perfume Flowers. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:727471. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.727471

Burger H, Joos N, Ayasse M (2021). Floral Cues of Non-host Plants Attract Oligolectic Chelostoma rapunculi Bees. Front. Ecol. Evol 9: 682960. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.682960

Burger H, Marquardt M, Babucke K, Heul KC, Ayasse M, Dötterl S, Galizia CG (2021). Neural and behavioural responses of the pollen-specialist bee Andrena vaga to Salix odours. J. Exp. Biol. 224 (13). https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.242166

Fischer A, Schulz S, Ayasse M et al. (2021). Pheromone communication among sexes of the garden cross spider Araneus diadematus. Sci. Nat. 108, 38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-021-01747-9

Höfer RJ, Ayasse M and Kuppler J (2021). Bumblebee behavior on flowers, but not initial attraction, is altered by short-term drought stress. Front. Plant Sci. 11:564802. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.564802

Kingwell C, Böröczky K, Steitz I, Ayasse M, Wcislo W (2021). Cuticular and Dufour’s gland chemistry reflect reproductive and social state in the facultatively eusocial sweat bee Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). J. Chem. Ecol.47: 420-432. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01262-1

Kuppler J, Wieland J, Junker RR & Ayasse M (2021). Drought-induced reduction in flower size and abundance correlates with reduced flower visits by bumble bees. AoBPlants 13(1). https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plab001

Le Provost G, Thiele J, Westphal C, Penone C, Allan E, Neyret M, van der Plas F, Ayasse M et al. (2021). Contrasting responses of above- and belowground diversity to multiple components of land-use intensity. Nat. Commun. 12, 3918. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-23931-1

Martel C, Scopece G, Cozzolino S, Ayasse M, Pinheiro F, Cafasso D (2021). Genetic diversity in natural populations of the endangered Neotropical orchid Telipogon peruvianus. Plant Species Biol. 36: 6-16. https://doi.org/10.1111/1442-1984.12291

Martel C, Rakosy D, Dötterl S, Johnson SD, Ayasse M, Paulus HF et al. (2021). Specialization for tachinid fly pollination in the phenologically divergent varieties of the orchid Neotinea ustulata. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:659176. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.659176

Milet-Pinheiro P, Santos PSC, Prieto-Benítez S, Ayasse M, Dötterl S (2021). Differential Evolutionary History in Visual and Olfactory Floral Cues of the Bee-Pollinated Genus Campanula (Campanulaceae). Plants 10(7):1356. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10071356

Neumüller U, Burger H, Schwenninger HR, Hopfenmüller S, Krausch S, Weiß K, Ayasse M (2021). Prolonged blooming season of flower plantings increases wild bee abundance and richness in agricultural landscapes. Biodivers. Conserv. 30: 3003-3021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-021-02233-4

Schall P, Heinrichs S, Ammer C, Ayasse M, et al. (2021). Among stand heterogeneity is key for biodiversity in managed beech forests but does not question the value of unmanaged forests: Response to Bruun and Heilmann-Clausen (2021). J. Appl. Ecol. 58(9): 1817-1826. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13959

Steitz I, Paxton RJ, Schulz S, Ayasse M (2021). Chemical variation among castes, female life stages and populations of the facultative eusocial sweat bee Halictus rubicundus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 47: 406-419. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01267-w

Straub F, Orih IJ, Kimmich J, Ayasse M (2021). Negative Effects of the Neonicotinoid Clothianidin on Foraging Behavior and Antennal Sensitivity in Two Common Pollinator Species, Osmia bicornis and Bombus terrestris. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:697355. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.697355

Valenta K, Schmitt MH, Ayasse M, Nevo O (2021). The sensory ecology of fear: African elephants show aversion to olfactory predator signals. Conserv. Sci. Pract. 3: e333. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.333

Weithmann S, von Hoermann C, Degasperi G, Brandt K, Steiger S, Ayasse M (2021). Temporal variability of the rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) community on small vertebrate carrion and its potential use for forensic entomology. Forensic Sci. Int. 323: 110792. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2021.110792


Brandt K, Machado IC, do Amaral Ferraz Navarro DM, Dötterl S, Ayasse M, Milet-Pinheiro P (2020). Sexual dimorphism in floral scents of the neotropical orchid Catasetum arietinum and its possible ecological and evolutionary significance. AoB PLANTS 12(4): plaa030. https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plaa030

Chemnitz J, von Hoermann C, Ayasse M, Steiger S (2020). The impact of environmental factors on the efficacy of chemical communication in the burying beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae). J. Insect Sci. 20(4): 3. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieaa061

Keppner EM, Ayasse M, Steiger S (2020). Contribution of males to brood care can compensate for their food consumption from a shared resource. Ecol. Evol. 10: 3535-3543. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6150

Lukas K, Dötterl S, Ayasse M, Burger H (2020). Olfactory and visual floral signals of hedera helix and heracleum sphondylium involved in host finding by nectar-foraging social wasps. Front. Ecol. Evol. 8: 571454. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.571454

Martel C, Neubig KM, Williams NH, Ayasse M (2020). The uncinate viscidium and floral setae, an evolutionary innovation and exaptation to increase pollination success in the Telipogon alliance (Orchidaceae: Oncidiinae). Org. Divers Evol. 20: 537-550. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-020-00457-w

May M, Jakalski M, Novotna A, Dietel J, Ayasse M, Lallemand F, Figura T, Minasiewicz J, Selosse MA (2020). Three-year pot culture of Epipactis helleborine reveals autotrophic survival, without mycorrhizal networks, in a mixotrophic species. Mycorrhiza 30: 51-61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00572-020-00932-4

Neumüller U, Burger H, Krausch S, Blüthgen N, Ayasse M (2020). Interactions of local habitat type, landscape composition and flower availability moderate wild bee communities. Landsc. Ecol. 35: 2209-2224. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-020-01096-4

Nevo O, Schmitt MH, Ayasse M, Valenta K (2020). Sweet tooth: Elephants detect fruit sugar levels based on scent alone. Ecol. and Evol. 10(20): 11399-11407. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6777

Peuker MA, Burger H, Krausch S, Neumüller U, Ayasse M, Kuppler J (2020).  Floral traits are associated with the quality but not quantity of heterospecific stigmatic pollen loads. BMC Ecol. 20, 54. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12898-020-00323-5

Schall P, Heinrichs S, Ammer C, Ayasse M, Boch S, Buscot F, Fischer M, Goldmann K, Overmann J, Schulze ED, Sikorski J, Weisser WW, Wubet T, Gossner MM (2020). Can multi-taxa diversity in European beech forest landscapes be increased by combining different management systems? J. Appl. Ecol. 00:1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13635

Steitz I, Ayasse M (2020). Macrocyclic lactones act as a queen pheromone in a primitively eusocial sweat bee. Curr. Biol. 30(6): 1136-1141.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.01.026

Valenta K, Daegling DJ, Nevo O, Ledogar J, Sarkar D, Kalbitzer U, Bortolamiol S, Omeja P, Chapman CA, Ayasse M, Kay R, Williams B (2020). Fruit selectivity in anthropoid primates: size matters. Int. J. Primatol. 41: 525-537. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-020-00158-3

von Hoermann C, Weithmann S, Deißler M, Ayasse M, Steiger S (2020). Forest habitat parameters influence abundance and diversity of cadaver-visiting dung beetles in Central Europe. R. Soc. Open Sci. 7: 191722. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.191722

Weithmann S, Kuppler J, Degasperi G, Steiger S, Ayasse M, von Hoermann C (2020). Local and landscape effects on carrion-associated rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) Communities in German Forests. Insects 11: 828. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11120828

Weithmann S, von Hoermann, C, Schmitt T, Steiger S, Ayasse M (2020). The attraction of the dung beetle Anoplotrupes stercorosus (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) to volatiles from vertebrate cadavers. Insects 11: 476. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11080476


Brandt K, Dötterl S, Fuchs R, do Amaral Ferraz Navarro DM, Sobreira Machado IC, Dobler D, Reiser O, Ayasse M, Milet-Pinheiro P (2019). Subtle chemical variations with strong ecological significance: Stereoselective responses of male Orchid Bees to stereoisomers of carvone epoxide. J. Chem. Ecol. 45: 464-473. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-019-01072-6

Martel C, Francke W, Ayasse M (2019). The chemical and visual bases of the pollination of the Neotropical sexually deceptive orchid Telipogon peruvianus. New Phytol. 233, 4: 1989-2001https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15902

Martel C, Gerlach G, Ayasse M, Milet-Pinheiro P (2019). Pollination ecology of the Neotropical gesneriad Gloxinia perennis: chemical composition and temporal fluctuation of floral perfume. Plant Biol. 21(4): 723-731. https://doi.org/10.1111/plb.12974

Nevo O, Ayasse M (2019). Fruit Scent: Biochemistry, Ecological Function, and Evolution Mérillon J-M, Ramawat KG (eds): Reference Series in Phytochemistry: Coevolution of Secondary Metabolites. Springer.

Nevo O, Razafimandimby D, Valenta K, Jeffrey JAJ, Reisdorff C, Chapman CA, Ganzhorn JU, Ayasse M (2019). Signal and reward in wild fleshy fruits: Does fruit scent predict nutrient content? Ecol. and Evol. 9(18)10534-10543. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5573

Steitz I, Brandt K, Biefel F, Minat Ä, Ayasse M (2019). Queen recognition signals in two primitively eusocial halictid bees: Evolutionary conservation and cast-specific perception. Insects 10(12):416. DOI: 10.3390/insects10120416

Vogt J, Klaus VH, Both S, Fürstenau C, Gockel S, Gossner MM, Heinze J, Hemp A, Hölzel N, Jung K, Kleinebecker T, Lauterbach R, Lorenzen K, Ostrowski A, Otto N, Prati D, Renner S, Schumacher U, Seibold S, Simons N, Steitz I, Teuscher M, Thiele J, Weithmann S, Wells K, Wiesner K, Ayasse M, Blüthgen N, Fischer M, Weisser WW (2019). Eleven years’ data of grassland management in Germany. BDJ 7: e36387. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.7.e36387


Conrad T, Paxton RJ, Assum G, Ayasse M (2018). Divergence in male sexual odor signal and genetics across populations of the red mason bee, Osmia bicornis, in Europe. PLoSONE 13(2): e0193153. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193153

Conrad T, Ayasse M (2018). The differences in the vibrational signals between male O. bicornis from three countries in Europe. J. LOW FREQ. NOISE V. A. 38(2) 871-878. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461348418816263

von Hoermann C, Jauch D, Kubotsch C, Reichel-Jung K, Steiger S, Ayasse M (2018). Effects of abiotic environmental factors and land use on the diversity of carrion-visiting silphid beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae): A large scale carrion study. PLoSONE 13(5):e0196839. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196839

Keppner EM, Ayasse M, Steiger S (2018). Manipulation of parental nutritional condition reveals competition among family members. J. Evol. Biol. 31(6): 822-832.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13266

Nevo O,  Valenta K, Razafimandimby D, Melin AD, Ayasse M, Chapman CA (2018). Frugivores and the evolution of fruit colour. Biol. Lett. 14:  20180377. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0377

Nevo O, Razafimandimby D, Jeffrey JaJ, Schulz S, Ayasse M (2018). Fruit scent as an evolved signal to primate seed dispersal. Sci. Adv. 4(10). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat4871

Ripperger SP, Rehse S, Wacker S, Kalko E, Schulz S, Rodriguez-Herrera B, Ayasse M (2018). Nocturnal scent in a ‘bird-fig’: a cue to attract bats as additional dispersers? PLoSONE. 14(8):e0220461. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220461

Schall P, Schulze ED, Fischer M, Ayasse M, Ammer C (2018). Relations between forest managment, stand structure and productivity across different types of Central European forests. BAAE. 32:39-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2018.02.007

Steitz I, Kingwell C, Paxton R J, Ayasse M (2018). Evolution of Caste-Specific Chemical Profiles in Halictid Bees. J. Chem. Ecol. 44: 827-837. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-018-0991-8

Valenta K, Kalbitzer U, Razafimandimby D, Omeja P, Ayasse M, chapman CA, Nevo O (2018). The evolution of fruit colour: phylogeny, abiotic factors and the role of mutualists. Sci. Rep. 8: 14302. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-32604-x


Brandt K, Dötterl S, Francke W, Ayasse M, Milet-Pinheiro P (2017). Flower Visitors of Campanula: Are Oligoleges More Sensitive to Host-Specific Floral Scents Than Polyleges? J. Chem. Ecol. 43: 4-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-016-0802-z

Burger H,  Jürgens A, Ayasse M,  Johnson S D (2017). Floral signals and filters in a wasp- and a bee-pollinated. Flora 232:83-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2017.05.009

Conrad T, Vidkjær NH, Ayasse M (2017). The origin of the compounds found on males’ antennae of the red mason bee, Osmia bicornis (L.). Chemoecology 27:207-216. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00049-017-0245-1

Chemnitz J, Bagrii N, Ayasse M, Steiger S (2017). Variation in sex pheromone emission does not reflect immunocompetence but affects attractiveness of male burying beetles-a combination of laboratory and field experiments. Sci. Nat. 104: 53. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-017-1473-5

Chemnitz J, Bagrii N, Ayasse M, Steiger S (2017). Staying with the young enhances fathers’ attractiveness in burying beetles. Evol. 71(4): 985-994. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13194

Cuervo M, Rakosy D, Martel C, Schulz S, Ayasse M (2017). Sexual Deception in the Eucera-Pollinated Ophrys leochroma: A Chemical Intermediate between Wasp- and Andrena-Pollinated Species. J. Chem. Ecol. 43: 469-479. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-017-0848-6

Keppner EM, Prang M, Engel KC, Ayasse M, Stökl J, Steiger S (2017). Beyond cuticular hydrocarbons: Chemically mediated mate recognition in the subsocial burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides. J. Chem. Ecol. 43:84-93. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-016-0806-8

Nevo O, Valenta K, Tevlin AG, Omeja P, Styler SA, Jackson DJ, Chapman CA, Ayasse M (2017). Fruit defence syndromes: the independent evolution of mechanical and chemical defences. Evol. Ecol. 31:913-923123. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10682-017-9919-y

Pascual J, von Hoermann C, Rottler-Hoermann A-M, Nevo O, Geppert A, Sikorski J, Huber KJ, Steiger S, Ayasse M, Overmann J (2017). Function of bacterial community dynamics in the formation of  cadaveric semiochemicals during in situ carcass decomposition. Environ. Microbiol. 19(8):3310-3322. https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.13828

Rakosy D, Cuervo M, Paulus HF, Ayasse M (2017). Looks matter: changes in flower form affect pollination effectiveness in a sexually-deceptive orchid. J. Evol. Biol. 30:1978-1993. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13153


Capodeanu-Nägler A, Keppner E, Vogel H, Ayasse M, Eggert A, Sakaluk SK, Steiger S (2016). From facultative to obligatory parental care: Interspecific variation in offspring dependency on post-hatching care in burying beetles. Sci. Rep. 6:29323. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep29323

Engel KC, Stökl J, Schweizer R, Vogel H, Ayasse M, Ruther J,  Steiger, S (2016). A hormone-related female anti-aphrodisiac signals temporary infertility and causes sexual abstinence to synchronize parental care. Nature Com. 7:11035. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11035

Gögler J, Zitari A, Paulus H, Cozzolino S, Ayasse M (2016). Species boundaries in the Ophrys iricolor group in Tunisia: do local endemics always matter? Plant Syst. Evol.302:481-489. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-015-1271-5

Gonzalez-Terrazas TP, Martel C, Milet-Pinheiro P, Ayasse M, Kalko EKV, Tschapka M (2016). Finding flowers in the dark: nectar-feeding bats integrate olfaction and echolocation while foraging for nectar. R. Soc. Open Sci. 3:8. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160199

Milet-Pinheiro P, Herz K, Dötterl S, Ayasse M (2016). Host choice in a bivoltine bee: how sensory constraints shape innate foraging behaviors. BMC Ecol. 16:20. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12898-016-0074-z

Nevo O, Heymann EW, Schulz S, Ayasse M (2016). Fruit odor as a ripeness signal for seed-dispersing primates? a case study on four Neotropical plant species. J. Chem. Ecol. 42, 323-328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-016-0687-x

Renner S, Suarez-Rubio M, Wiesner K, Drögemüller C, Gockel S, Kalko E, Ayasse M, Frantz A (2016). Using multiple landscape genetic approaches to test the validity of genetic clusters in a species characterized by an isolation-by-distance pattern. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 118:292-303. https://doi.org/10.1111/bij.12737

Rid M, Mesca C, Ayasse M, Gross J (2016). Apple Proliferation Phytoplasma Influences the Pattern of Plant Volatiles Emitted Depending on Pathogen Virulence. Front. Ecol. Evol. 3:152. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2015.00

Rottler-Hoermann A-M, Schulz S, Ayasse M (2016). Nest wax triggers worker reproduction in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. R. Soc. Open Sci. 3:150599. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150599

von Hoermann C, Ruther J, Ayasse M (2016). Volatile organic compounds of decaying piglet cadavers perceived by Nicrophorus vespilloides. J. Chem. Ecol. 42:756-767. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-016-0719-6


Chemnitz J, Jentschke PC, Ayasse M, Steiger S (2015). Beyond species recognition: somatic state affects long-distance sex pheromone communication. Proc. R. Soc. B. 282:20150832. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.0832

Conrad T, Ayasse M (2015). The role of vibrations in population divergence in the red mason bee, Osmia bicornis. Curr. Biol. 25:1-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.08.059

Dietel J, Bergfeld D, Berlinghof N, Riechelmann A, Ayasse M (2015). Taxonomical investigations on the deceptive orchid Epipactis helleborine (L.) Crantz (Epidenroidae, Orchidaceae). J. Eur. Orch. 47:501-522.

Engel K, Maenner L, Ayasse M, Steiger S (2015). Acceptance threshold theory can explain occurrence of homosexual behaviour. Biol. Lett. 11:20140603. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2014.0603

Gögler J, Stökl J, Cortis P, Beyrle H, Rosaria M, Lumaga B, Cozzolino S, Ayasse M (2015). Increased divergence in floral morphology strongly reduces gene flow in sympatric sexually deceptive orchids with the same pollinator. Evol. Ecol. 29:703-717. doi.org/10.1007/s10682-015-9779-2

L'homme P, Ayasse M, Valterová I, Lecocq T, Rasmont P (2015). A scent shield to survive: Identification of the repellent compounds secreted by the male offspring of the cuckoo bumblebee Bombus vestalis. Entomol. Gen. 157:263-270. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eea.12366

Milet-Pinheiro P, Navarro DMA, Dötterl S, Carvalho AT, Pinto CE, Ayasse M, Schlindwein C (2015). Pollination biology in the dioecious orchid Catasetum uncatum: how does floral scent influence the behaviour of pollinators? Phytochemistry 116:149-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2015.02.027

Milet-Pinheiro P, Ayasse M, Dötterl S (2015). Visual and olfactory floral cues of Campanula (Campanulaceae) and their significance for host recognition by an oligolectic bee pollinator. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128577. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0128577

Nevo O, Orts Garri R, Hernandez Salazar L T, Schulz S, Heymann E W, Ayasse M, Laska M (2015). Chemical recognition of fruit ripeness in spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi). Sci. Rep. 5:14895. doi.org/10.1038/srep14895


Ayasse M, Dötterl S (2014). The role of preadaptations or evolutionary novelties for the evolution of sexually deceptive orchids. New Phytol. 203:210-212. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.12914

Ayasse M, Jarau S (2014). Chemical Ecology of bumble bees. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 59:299-319. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ento-011613-161949


Burger H, Ayasse M, Dötterl S, Kreissl S, Galizia CG (2013). Perception of floral volatiles involved in host-plant finding behaviour: comparison of a bee specialist and generalist. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 199:751-761.

Fronhofer EA, Sperr EB, Kreis A, Ayasse M, Poethke HJ, Tschapka M (2013). Picky hitch-hikers: vector choice leads to directed dispersal and fat-tailed kernels in a passively dispersing mite. Oikos 122: 1254-1264.

Hodgkison R, Ayasse M, Häberlein CM, Schulz S, Zubaid A, Mustapha WAW, Kunz TH, Kalko EKV (2013). Fruit bats and bat fruits: the evolution of fruit scent in relation to the foraging behaviour of bats in the New and Old World tropics. Funct. Ecol. 27(4): 1075-1084.

von Hoermann C, Steiger S, Müller JK, Ayasse M (2013). Too fresh is unattractive! The attraction of newly emerged Nicrophorus vespilloides females to odour bouquets of large cadavers at various stages of decomposition. Plos ONE 8:e58524-e58524.

L’homme P, Sramkova A, Kreuter K, Lecocq T, Rasmont P, Ayasse M (2013). A method for year-round rearing of cuckoo bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Bombus subgenus Psithyrus. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 49:117-125.

Milet-Pinheiro P, Ayasse M, Dobson HEM, Schlindwein C, Francke W, Dötterl S (2013). The chemical basis of host-plant recognition in a specialized bee pollinator. J. Chem. Ecol. 39:1347-1360.

Reichle C, Aguilar I, Ayasse M, Twele R, Wittko Francke, Jarau S (2013). Learnt information in species-specific ‘trail pheromone’ communication in stingless bees. Anim. Behav. 85:225-232.

Rottler A-M, Schulz S, Ayasse M (2013). Wax lipids signal nest identity in bumblebee colonies. J. Chem. Ecol. 39:67-75.


Brodmann J, Emer D, Ayasse M (2012). Pollinator attraction of the wasp-flower Scrophularia umbrosa (Scrophulariaceae). Plant Biol. 14:500-505.

Burger H, Dötterl S, Häberlein CM, Schulz S, Ayasse M (2012). An arthropod deterrent attracts specialised bees to their host plants. Oecologia 168:727-736.

Dobson HEM, Ayasse M, O'Neal KA, Jacka JA (2012). Is flower selection influenced by chemical imprinting to larval food provisions in the generalist bee Osmia bicornis (Megachilidae). Apidologie 43:698-714.

Hörmann Cv, Ruther J, Ayasse M (2012). The attraction of virgin female hide beetles (Dermestes maculatus) to cadavers by a combination of decomposition odour and male sex pheromones. Front. Zool. 9,18.

John L, Aguilar I, Ayasse M, Jarau S (2012). Nest-specific composition of the trail pheromone of the stingless bee Trigona corvina within populations. Insect Soc. 59:527-532.

Kreuter K, Bunk E, Lückemeyer A, Robert T, Francke W, Ayasse M (2012). How the social parasitic bumblebee Bombus bohemicus sneaks into power of reproduction. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 66:475-486.

L’homme P, Ayasse M, Valterova I, Lecocq T, Rasmont P (2012). Born in an alien nest : how do social parasite male offspring escape from host aggression? PLoS ONE 7:e43053.

Milet-Pinheiro P, Ayasse M, Schlindwein C, Dobson HEM, Dötterle S (2012). Host location by visual and olfactory floral cues in an oligolectic bee: innate and learned behavior. Behav. Ecol. 23(3): 531-538.


Ayasse M, Arroyo J (2011). Pollination and plant reproductive biology. Plant Biol. 13:1-6.

Ayasse M, Stökl J, Francke W (2011). Chemical Ecology and speciation in sexually deceptive orchids. Phytochemistry 72:1667-1677.

Gögler J, Twele R, Francke W, Ayasse M (2011). Two phylogenetically distinct species of sexually deceptive orchids mimic the sex pheromone of their single common pollinator, the cuckoo bumblebee Bombus vestalis. Chemoecology 21:243-252.

Jarau S, Hemmeter K, Aguilar I, Ayasse M (2011). A scientific note on trail pheromone communication in a stingless bee, Scaptotrigona pectoralis (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini). Apidologie 42:708-710.

Reichle C, Aguila I, Ayasse M, Jarau S (2011). Stingless bees (Scaptotrigona pectoralis) learn foreign trail pheromones and use them to find food. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 197:243-249.

Soro A, Ayasse M, Zobel U, Paxton RJ (2011). Kin discriminators in the eusocial sweat bee Lasioglossum malachurum: the reliability of cuticular and Dufour’s gland odours. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 65, 641-653.

Vereecken NJ, Streinzer M, Ayasse M, Spaethe J, Paulus HF, Stökl J, Cortis P, Schiestl FP (2011). Integrating past and present studies on Ophrys pollination - a comment on Bradshaw et al.. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 165:329-335.

von Hoermann C, Ruther J, Reibe S, Madea B, Ayasse M (2011). The importance of carcass volatiles as attractants for the hide beetle Dermestes maculatus (De Geer). Forensic. Sci. Int. 212:173-9

Wells K, Lakim MB, Schulz S, Ayasse M (2011). Pitchers of Nepenthes rajah collect faecal droppings from both diurnal and nocturnal small mammals and emit fruity odour. J. Trop. Ecol. 27:347- 353.


Ayasse M (2010). Chemical Ecology in deceptive orchids. Chemoecology. 20:171-178.

Ayasse M, Gögler J, Stökl J (2010). Pollinator-driven speciation in sexually deceptive orchids of the genus Ophrys. In: Evolution in action - Adaptive Radiations and the Origins of Biodiversity. Glaubrecht M (ed), Springer.

Bunk E, Sramkova A, Ayasse M (2010). The role of trail pheromones in host nest recognition of the social parasitic bumblebees Psithyrus bohemicus and Psithyrus rupestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Chemoecology 20:189-198.

Burger H, Ayasse M, Häberlein C, Schulz S, Dötterl S (2010). Echium-specific cues for host-plant recognition in the oligolectic bee Hoplitis adunca. S. Afr. J. Bot. 76(4):788-95.

Burger H, Dötterl S, Ayasse M (2010). Host plant finding and recognition by visual and olfactory floral cues in an oligolectic bee. Funct. Ecol. 24:1234-1240.

Conrad T, Paxton RJ, Barth FG, Francke W, Ayasse M (2010). Female choice in the red mason bee, Osmia rufa (L.) (Megachilidae). J. Exp. Biol. 213:4065-4073.

Jarau S, Dambacher J, Twele R, Aguilar I, Francke W, Ayasse M (2010). The trail pheromone of a stingless bee, Trigona corvina (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini) varies between populations. Chem. Senses 35: 593-601.

Jarau S, van Veen J, Aguilar I, Ayasse M (2010). A scientific note on virgin queen acceptance in stingless bees: evidence for the importance of queen aggression. Apidologie 41: 38-39.

Jarau S, van Veen JW, Twele R, Reichle C, Herrera Gonzales E, Aguilar I, Francke W, Ayasse M (2010). Workers make the queens in Melipona bees: Identification of geraniol as a caste determining compound from labial glands of nurse bees. J. Chem. Ecol. 36:565-569.

Kreuter K, Twele R, Francke W and Ayasse M (2010). Specialist Bombus vestalis and generalist Bombus bohemicus use different odour cues to find their host Bombus terrestris. Anim. Behav. 80:297-302.

Reichle C, Jarau S, Aguilar I, Ayasse M (2010). Recruits of the stingless bee Scaptotrigona pectoralis learn food odors from the nest atmosphere. Naturwissenschaften 97(5):519-524.

Stökl J, Brodmann J, Dafni A, Ayasse M, Hansson BS (2010). Smells like aphids: orchid flowers mimic aphid alarm pheromones to attract hoverflies for pollination. Proc. R. Soc. B. 278(1709):1216-22.


Brodmann J, Twele R, Francke W, Yi-bo L, Xi-qiang S, Ayasse M (2009). Orchid mimics honeybee alarm pheromone in order to attract hornets for pollination. Curr. Biol. 19:1368-1372.

Gögler J, Stökl J, Sramkova A, Twele R, Francke W, Cozzolino S, Cortis P, Scrugli A, Ayasse M (2009). Menage a trois - two endemic species of deceptive orchids and one pollinator species. Evolution 63:2222-2234.

Jarau S, Van Veen JW, Aguilar I, Ayasse M (2009). Virgin queen execution in the stingless bee Melipona beecheii: The sign stimulus for worker attacks. Apidologie 40: 496-507.

Kalko EKV, Ayasse M (2009). Study and analysis of odor involved in the behavioral ecology of bats. In: Behavioral methods in the study of bats. Kunz TH, Parsons S (eds), John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Pfeiffer M, Huttenlocher H, Ayasse M (2009). Myrmecochorous plants use chemical mimicry to cheat seed-dispersing ants. Funct. Ecol. 24, 545-555.

Sramkova A, Ayasse M (2009). Chemical ecology involved in invasion success of the cuckoo bumblebee Bombus vestalis and workers of its host Bombus terrestris. Chemoecology 19: 55-62.

Stangler ES, Jarau S, Hrncir M, Zucchi R, Ayasse M (2009). Identification of trail pheromone compounds from the labial glands of the stingless bee Geotrigona mombuca. Chemoecology 19:13-19.

Stökl J, Schlüter PM, Stuessy TF, Paulus HF, Fraberger R, Erdmann D, Schulz C, Francke W, Assum G, Ayasse M (2009). Speciation in sexually deceptive orchids: Pollinator driven selection maintains discrete odour-phenotypes in hybridizing species. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 98:439-451.

Teichert H, Dötterl S, Zimma B, Ayasse M, Gottsberger G (2009). Perfume-collecting male euglossine bees as pollinators of a basal angiosperm: the case of Unonopsis stipitata (Annonaceae). Plant Biol. 11:29-37.

Yildizhan S, Loon Jv, Sramkova A, Ayasse M, Arsene C, Broeke C, Schulz S (2009). Aphrodisiac Pheromones from the Wings of the Small Cabbage White and Large Cabbage White Butterflies, Pieris rapae and Pieris brassicae. Chem. Bio. Chem. 10 (10):1666-1677.


Stökl J, Schlüter PM, Stuessy TF, Paulus HF, Assum G, Ayasse M (2008). Scent variation and hybridization cause the displacement of a sexually deceptive orchid species. Am. J. Bot. 95(4):472-481.

Brodmann J, Twele R, Francke W, Ayasse M (2008). Pollinator-attracting semiochemicals of the wasp-flower Epipactis helleborine. Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Ent. 16:171-174.

Brodmann J, Twele R, Francke W, Hölzler G, Zhang Q-H, Ayasse M (2008). Orchid mimics green leaf volatiles to attract prey-hunting wasps for pollination. Curr. Biol. 18:740-744.

Burger H, Dötterl S, Ayasse M (2008). Importance of olfactory and visuel cues of Echium for host-plant finding of the oligolectic bee Osmia adunca (Megachilidae). Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Ent. 16:163-166.

Gögler J, Stökl J, Sramkova A, Twele R, Francke W, Ayasse M (2008). The role of pollinator attracting scent in the sexually deceptive orchids Ophrys chestermanii, O. normanii and O. tenthredinifera. Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Ent. 16:175-178.

Soro A, Ayasse M, Zobel MU, Paxton RJ (2008). Complex sociogenetic organization and the origin of unrelated workers in a eusocial sweat bee, Lasioglossum malachurum. Insect. Soc. 56: 55-63.

Sramkova A, Ayasse M (2008). Psithyrus females possess wax glands. Insect. Soc. 55: 404-406.

Sramkova A, Schulz C, Twele R, Francke W, Ayasse M (2008). Fertility signals in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Naturwissenschaften 95 (6):515-522.

Stökl J, Schlüter PM, Stuessy TF, Paulus HF, Assum G, Ayasse M (2008). Scent variation and hybridization cause the displacement of a sexually deceptive orchid species. Am. J. Bot. 95(4):472-481.


Ayasse M (2007). Chemical Mimicry in sexually deceptive orchids of the genus Ophrys. Phyton 46:221-223.

Fraberger RJ, Ayasse M (2007). Mating behavior, male territoriality and chemical communication in the European spiral-horned bees, Systropha planidens and S. curvicornis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 80 (4):348-360.

Hodgkison R, Ayasse M, Kalko EKV, Häberlein C, Schulz S, Mustapha WAW, Zubaid A, Kunz TH (2007). Chemical ecology of fruit bat foraging behavior in relation to the fruit odors of two species of paleotropical bat-dispersed figs (Ficus hispida and Ficus scortechinii). J. Chem. Ecol. 33:2097-2110.

Schorkopf DLP, Jarau S, Francke W, Twele R, Zucchi R, Hrncir M, Schmidt VM, Ayasse M, Barth FG (2007). Spitting out information. Trigona bees deposit saliva to signal resource locations. Proc. R. Soc. B. 274:895-898.

Steiner FM, Schlick-Steiner BC, Moder K, Stauffer C, Arthofer W, Buschinger A, Espadaler X, Christian E, Einfinger K, Lorbeer E, Schafellner C, Ayasse M, Crozier RH (2007). Abandoning aggression but maintaining self-nonself discrimination as a first stage in ant supercolony formation. Curr. Biol. 17:1903-1907.

Stökl J, Twele R, Erdmann D, Francke W, Ayasse M (2007). Comparison of the flower odour of the sexually deceptive orchid Ophrys iricolor and the female sex pheromone of its pollinator Andrena morio. Chemoecology 17:231-233.


Ayasse M (2006). Floral scent and pollinator attraction in sexually deceptive orchids. In: Dudareva N, Pichersky E (eds) Biology of Floral Scent, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 219-242.

Jarau S, Schulz CM, Hrncir M, Francke W, Zucchi R, Barth FG, Ayasse M (2006). Hexyl decanoate, the first trail pheromone compound identified in a stingless bee (Trigona recursa). J. Chem. Ecol. 32:1555-1564.

Eltz T, Ayasse M, Lunau K (2006). Species-specific antennal response to tibial fragrances in male orchid bees. J. Chem. Ecol. 32:71-79.

Krieger G, Duchateaux M-J, Ibarra F, Francke W, Ayasse M (2006). Identification of queen sex pheromone components in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. J. Chem. Ecol. 32:453-471.


Dobson HEM, Raguso RA, Knudsen JT, Ayasse M (2005) Scent as an attractant. In: Dafni A, Kevan PG, Husband BC (eds) Practical Pollination Biology. Enviroquest Ltd., Cambridge, ON, Canada.

Stökl J, Paulus HF, Dafni A, Schulz C, Francke W, Ayasse M (2005) Pollinator attracting odour signals in sexually deceptive orchids of the Ophrys fusca group. Pl Syst. Evol. 254:105-120.


Ayasse M (2004). Chemical Mimicry and reproductive success in sexually deceptive orchids. Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Ent. 14:161-166.

D’Ettorre P, Heinze J, Schulz C, Francke W, Ayasse M (2004). Does she smell like a queen? Chemoreception of a cuticular hydrocarbon signal in the ant Pachycondyla inverse. J. Exp. Biol. 207:1085-1091.

Jarau S, Hrncir M, Ayasse M, Schulz C, Francke W, Zucchi R, Barth FG (2004). A stingless bee (Melipona seminigra) marks food sources with a pheromone from its claw retractor tendons. J. Chem. Ecol. 30(4):793-804.

Zimma B, Ayasse M, Tengö J, Ibarra F, Francke W (2004). The role of semiochemicals in the reproductive biology of parasitic bumblebees. Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Ent. 14:195-198.


Ayasse M, Schiestl F, Paulus HF, Ibarra F, Francke W (2003). Pollinator attraction in a sexually deceptive orchid by means of unconventional chemicals. Proc. R. Soc. London B. 270:517-522.

Zimma BO, Ayasse M, Tengo J, Ibarra F, Schulz C, Francke W (2003). Do social parasitic bumblebees use chemical weapons? (Hymenoptera, Apidae), J. Comp. Physiol. A. 189:769-775.


Ayasse M, Paxton R (2002). Brood protection in social insects. In: Hilker M, Meiners T (eds). Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition. Blackwell, Berlin, 117-148.

Paxton RJ, Ayasse M, Field J, Soro A (2002). Complex sociogenetic organization and reproductive skew in a primitively eusocial sweat bee, Lasioglossum malachurum, as revealed by microsatellite. Mol. Ecol. 11:2405-2416.

Schiestl FP, Ayasse M (2002). Do changes in floral odor cause sympatric speciation in sexually deceptive orchids? Pl Syst. Evol. 234:111-119.


Ayasse M, Paxton R, Tengö J (2001). Mating behavior and chemical communication in the hymenoptera. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 46:31-78.

Schiestl FP, Ayasse M (2001). Post-pollination emission of a repellent compound in a sexually deceptive orchid: a new mechanism for maximizing reproductive success? Oecologia 126:531-534.

Until 2000

Ayasse M, Schiestl F, Paulus HF, Löfstedt C, Hansson B, Ibarra F, Francke W (2000). Evolution of reproductive strategies in the sexually deceptive orchid Ophrys sphegodes: How does flower-specific variation of odor signals influence fitness? Evolution 54(6):1995-2006.

Schiestl FP, Ayasse M (2000). Post mating odor in females of the solitary bee, Andrena nigroaenea (Apoidea, Andrenidae), inhibits male mating behavior. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 48:303-307.

Schiestl FP, Ayasse M, Paulus HF, Löfstedt C, Hansson BS, Ibarra F, Francke W (2000). Sex pheromone mimicry in the Early Spider Orchid (Ophrys sphegodes): patterns of hydrocarbons as key mechanism for pollination by sexual deception. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 186:567-574.

Ayasse M, Engels W, Lübke G, Francke W (1999). Mating expenditures reduced via female sex pheromone modulation in the primitively eusocial halictine bee, Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) malachurum (Hymenoptera: Haltictidae). Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 45:95-106.

Ayasse M, Birnbaum J, Tengö J, Doorn A van, Taghizadeh T, Francke W (1999). Caste- and colony-specific chemical signals on eggs of the bumble bee, Bombus terrestris L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Chemoecology 9(3):119-126.

Schiestl FP, Ayasse M, Paulus HF, Löfstedt C, Hansson B, Ibarra F, Francke W (1999). Orchid pollination by sexual swindle. Nature 399:421-422.

Ayasse M, Schiestl F, Paulus HF, Erdmann D, Francke W (1997). Chemical communication in the reproductive biology of Ophrys sphegodes. . Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Ent. 11:473-476.

Schiestl FP, Ayasse M, Paulus HF, Erdmann D, Francke W (1997). Variation of floral scent emission and post pollination changes in individual flowers of Ophrys sphegodes subsp. sphegodes (Miller)(Orchidaceae). J. Chem. Ecol. 23 (12):2881-2896.

Ayasse M, Marlovits TC, Tengö J, Taghizadeh T, Francke W (1995). Are there pheromonal dominance signals in the bumblebee Bombus hypnorum L (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Apidologie 26(1):163-180.

Sick M, Ayasse M, Tengö J, Engels W, Lübke G, Francke W (1994). Host-Parasite relationship in six Species of Sphecodes bees and their halictid hosts: Nest intrusion, intranidal behavior, and Dufour's gland volatiles (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Insect Behav. 7 (1):101-117.

Ayasse M, Engels W, Hefetz A, Tengö J, Lübke G, Francke W (1993). Ontogenetic patterns of volatiles identified in Dufour's gland extracts from queens and workers of the primitively eusocial halictine bee, Lasioglossum malachurum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Insect Soc. 40:41-58.

Tengö J, Sick M, Ayasse M, Svensson BG, Lübke G, Francke W (1992). Species specificity of Dufour's gland morphology and volatile secretions in kleptoparasitic Sphecodes bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 20(4):351-362.

Ayasse M, Engels W, Hefetz A, Lübke G, Francke W (1990). Ontogenetic patterns in amounts and proportions of Dufour's gland volatile secretions in virgin and nesting queens of Lasioglossum malachurum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Z. Naturforsch. 45c:709-714.

Ayasse M, Leys R, Pamilo P, Tengö J (1990). Kinship in communally nesting Andrena (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) bees is indicated by composition of Dufour's gland secretions. Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 18:453-460.

Smith BH, Ayasse M (1987). Kin-based male mating preferences in two species of halictine bees. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 20:313-318.