Wolf H, Wittlinger M, Pfeffer SE (2018) Two distance memories in desert ants - modes of interaction. PLoSone 13(10): e0204664. doi.org/10-1371/journal.pone.0204664.


Wolf H (2017) Scorpion pectines - idiosyncratic chemo -and mechanosensory organs. Arthropod Struct Develop 46: 753-765. doi: 10.10.16/j.asd.2017.10.002


Pfeffer SE, Bolek S, Wolf H, Wittlinger M (2015) Nest and food search behaviour in desert ants, Cataglyphis: a critical comparison. Anim Cogn 18, 885-894; doi 10.1007/s10071-015-0858-0.

Wolf H, Bolek S (2015) Food searches and guiding structures in North African desert ants, Cataglyphis. J Comp Physiol A 201, 631-644; doi 10.1007/s00359-015-0985-8.

**Wolf H (2015) Scorpiones. In: Structure and evolution of invertebrate nervous systems (eds Schmidt-Rhaesa A, Harzsch S, Purschke G). Chapter 37, pp 443-452. Oxford University Press.


*Wolf H (2014) Inhibitory motoneurons in arthropod motor control: organisation, function, evolution. J Comp Physiol A 200: 697-710; doi 10.1007/s00359-014-0922-2.


Pflüger H-J, Wolf H (2013) Developmental and activity-dependent plasticity of filiform hair receptors in the locust. Frontiers in Physiology 4, 70; doi 10.3389/fphys.2013.00070.

Wittlinger M, Wolf H (2013) Homing distance in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, remains unaffected by disturbance of walking behaviour and visual input. J Physiol Paris 107: 130-136; doi 10.1016/j.jphysparis.2012.08.002.

**Loesel R, Wolf H, Kenning M, Harzsch S, Sombke A (2013) The arthropod nervous system. In: Arthropod Structure and Development: Major Features and Evolutionary Patterns (eds. Minelli A, Boxshall G, Fusco G) Springer, pp. 299-342; doi 10.1007/978-3-642-36160-9_13.

*Wolf H (2013) Scorpion feet smell: Chemosensory organs in arthropods. ChemoSense 15: 3-9.


Bolek S, Wittlinger M, Wolf H (2012) What counts for ants: How return behaviour and food search of Cataglyphis ants are modified by variations in food quantity and experience. J Exp Biol 215: 3218-3222; doi 10.1242/jeb.071761.

Bußhardt P, Wolf H, Gorb S (2012) Adhesive and frictional properties of tarsal attachment pads in two species of stick insects (Phasmatodea) with smooth and nubby euplantulae. Zoology 115: 135-141; doi 10.1016/j.zool.2011.11.002.

Wolf H, Harzsch S (2012) Serotonin-immunoreactive neurons in the scorpions’ pectine neuropils: similarities to insect and crustacean olfactory centers? Zoology 115: 151-159; doi 10.1016/j.zool.2011.10.002.

Bolek S, Wittlinger M, Wolf H (2012) Establishing food site vectors in desert ants. J Exp Biol 215: 653-656; doi 10.1242/jeb.062406.

Wolf H, Wittlinger M, Bolek S (2012) Re-visiting of plentiful food sources and food search straegies in desert ants. Front Neurosci 6: 102; doi: 10.3389/fnins.2012.00102.


*Wolf H (2011) Odometry and insect navigation. J Exp Biol 214: 1629-1641; doi:10.1242/jeb.038570.

Bußhardt P, Gorb S, Wolf H (2011) Activity of the claw retractor muscle in stick insects in wall and ceiling situations. J Exp Biol 214: 1676-1684; doi:10.1242/jeb.051953.


Eberhard MJB, Lang D, Metscher G, Pass G, Picker MD, Wolf H (2010) Structure and sensory physiology of the leg scoplopidial organs in Mantophasmatodea, and their role in vibrational communication. Arthropod Structure & Development 39: 230-241; doi 10.1016/j.asd.2010.02.002.


Steck K, Wittlinger M, Wolf H (2009) Estimation of homing distance in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, remains unaffected by disturbance of walking behaviour. J Exp Biol 212: 2893-2901; doi 10.1242/jeb.030403.

Ausborn J, Wolf H, Stein W (2009) The interaction of positive and negative sensory feedback loops in dynamic regulation of a motor pattern. J Comput Neurosci 27(2): 245-257; doi 10.1007/s10827-009-0140-z.


Stein W, Straub O, Ausborn J, Mader M, Wolf H (2008) Motor pattern selection by combinatorial code of interneuronal pathways. J Comput Neurosci 25, 543-561; doi 10.1007/s10827-008-0093-7.

Wolf H (2008) The pectine organs of the scorpion, Vaejovis spinigerus: structure and central (glomerular) projections. Arthropod Structure and Development, 37: 67-80; doi 10.1016/j.asd.2007.05.003.

Wolf H (2008) Desert ants adjust their approach to a foraging site according to experience. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 62: 415–425; doi 10.1007/s00265-007-0469-0.


Bässler U, Wolf H, Stein W (2007) Functional recovery following manipulation of muscles and sense organs in the stick insect leg. J Comp Physiol A 193: 1151-1168; doi 10.1007/s00359-007-0268-0.

Kladt NP, Wolf H, Heinzel H-G (2007) Mechanoreception by cuticular sensilla on the pectines of the scorpion Pandinus cavimanus. J Comp Physiol A 193: 1033-1043.

Ausborn J, Stein W, Wolf H (2007) Frequency control of motor pattern by negative sensory feedback. J Neurosci 35: 9319-9328.

Wittlinger M, Wolf H, Wehner R (2007) Hair plate mechanoreceptors associated with body segments are not necessary for 3-dimensional path integration in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 375-382.

Wittlinger M, Wehner R, Wolf H (2007) The desert ant odometer: A stride integrator that accounts for stride length and walking speed. J Exp Biol 210: 198-207.


Wittlinger M, Wehner R, Wolf H (2006) The ant odometer: stepping on stilts and stumps. Science 312: 1965-1967.

Bräunig P, Schmäh M, Wolf H (2006) Common and specific inhibitory motor neurons innervate the intersegmental muscles in the locust thorax. J Exp Biol 209: 1827-1836.

*Wolf H, Wittlinger M (2006) Überleben in der Salzpfanne. Wüstenameisen navigieren Schritt für Schritt. uni ulm intern 283 (Nov. 2006): 30-31.


Ausborn J., Wolf H, Mader M, Kayser H (2005) The insecticide pymetrozine selectively affects chordotonal mechanoreceptors. J Exp Biol 208: 4451-4466.

Wolf H, Wehner R (2005) Desert ants compensate for navigation uncertainty. J Exp Biol 208: 4223-4230.

Muser B, Sommer S, Wolf H, Wehner R (2005) Foraging ecology of thermophilic Australian desert ants, Melophorus bagoti. Aust J Zoology 53: 301-311.

Lipp A, Wolf H, Lehmann F-O (2005) Walking on inclines – energetics of locomotion in the ant Camponotus. J Exp Biol 208: 707-719.

Harzsch S, Müller CHG, Wolf H (2005) From variable to constant cell numbers: cellular characteristics of the arthropod nervous system argue against a sister-group relationship of Chelicerata and “Myriapoda” but favour the Mandibulata concept. Dev Genes Evol 215: 53-68.

**Wolf H (2005) Periphere Kontrolle sensorischer Signalflüsse: Datenreduktion und -selektion. In: Pfeiffer F, Cruse H (eds) Autonomes Laufen (Arbeitsberichte des DFG Schwerpunktprogramms 1039 „Autonomes Laufen“). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 63-68.

**Wolf H (2005) Braucht man für Bewegung mehr als Muskeln? In: Rüdel R, Stadelhofer C (eds) Wahrnehmen (Beiträge zu Wahrnehmung und Sinnesorganen, zu Geschlechtsdifferenzen und zu zeitlosen Werten), ZAWIW Band 10. Kleine Verlag Bielefeld, pp 53-73.


Schmäh M, Wolf H (2003) Inhibitory motor neurones supply body wall muscles in the locust abdomen. J Exp Biol 206: 445-455.


Wolf H, Harzsch S (2002) The neuromuscular system in the walking legs of a scorpion. 2. Inhibitory innervation of the walking legs of a scorpion: Vaejovis spinigerus (Wood, 1863), Vajovidae, Scorpiones, Arachnida. Arthropod Strucuture and Development 31: 203-215.

Wolf H, Harzsch S (2002) The neuromuscular system in the walking legs of a scorpion. 1. Arrangement of muscles and innervation in the walking legs of a scorpion: Vaejovis spinigerus (Wood, 1863) Vaejovidae, Scorpiones, Arachnida. Arthropod Strucuture and Development 31: 185-202.

DiCaprio RA, Wolf H , Büschges A (2002) Activity-dependent sensitivity of proprioceptive sensory neurons in the stick insect femoral chordotonal organ. J Neurophysiol 88: 2387-2398.

Burrows M, Wolf H (2002) Jumping and kicking in the false stick insect Prosarthria teretrirostris: kinematics and motor control. J Exp Biol 205: 1519-1530.

Fischer H, Wolf H, Büschges A (2002) The locust tegula: kinematic parameters and activity pattern during the wing stroke. J Exp Biol 205: 1531-1545.


Wolf H, Bässler U, Spieß R, Kittmann R (2001) The femur-tibia control system in a proscopiid (Caelifera, Orthoptera): a test for assumptions on functional basis and evolution of twig mimesis in stick insects. J Exp Biol 204: 3815-3828.

**Büschges A, Schmidt J, Wolf H (2001) Sensory processing of posture, equilibrium and movement in invertebrate motor systems. In: Encyclopedia of life sciences (art. 3638). Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Ref. Ltd.


Wolf H, Wehner R (2000) Pinpointing food sources: olfactory and anemotactic orientation in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis. J Exp Biol 203: 857-868.


Büschges A, Wolf H (1999) Phase-dependent presynaptic modulation of mechanosensory signals in the locust flight system. J Neurophysiol 81: 959-962.


*Wolf H (1998) Bewegung – ein Phänomen der Mehrkomponentenkontrolle. uni ulm intern 225 (Nov. 2002): 8-11.

**Wolf H (1998) Insect flight: from neuronal circuits to aerodynamics (introduction to symposium XII). In: Elsner N, Wehner R (eds) New neuroethology on the move (proceedings of the 26th Göttingen neurobiology conference; Vol. 1). Thieme Stuttgart, New York, pp 426-430.


Wolf H, Büschges A (1997) Plasticity of synaptic connections in sensory-motor pathways of the locust flight system. J Neurophysiol 78: 1276-1284.

Wolf H, Büschges A (1997) Dynamic synaptic arrangement in sensory-motor pathways of the adult locust flight system. Naturwissenschaften 84: 234-237.


Büschges A, Wolf H (1996) Gain changes in sensorimotor pathways of the locust leg. J Exp Biol 199: 2437-2445.


Wolf H, Burrows M (1995) Proprioceptive sensory neurons of a locust leg receive rhythmic presynaptic inhibition during walking. J Neurosci 15: 5623-5636.

Wolf H, Büschges A (1995) Nonspiking local interneurons in insect leg motor control. II. The role of nonspiking interneurons in the control of the swing movement during walking. J Neurophysiol 73: 1861-1875.

Büschges A, Wolf H (1995) Nonspiking local interneurons in insect leg motor control. I. Common layout and species-specific response properties of femur-tibia joint control pathways in stick insect and locust. J Neurophysiol 73: 1843-1860.

*Wolf H (1995) Plasticity in insect leg motor control: interactions between central program and sensory signal processing. Verh Dtsch Zool Ges 88.2: 153-164.

**Wolf H (1995) Mechanosensory signal processing: impact on and modulation by pattern-generating networks, exemplified in locust flight and walking. In: Ferrel WR, Proske U (eds) Neural control of movement. Plenum Press, New York pp 285-294.


Wolf H, Lang D (1994) Origin and clonal relationship of common inhibitory motoneurons CI1 and CI3 in the locust CNS. J Neurobiol 25: 846-864.

Wolf H, Laurent G (1994) Rhythmic modulation of the responsiveness of locust sensory local interneurons by walking pattern generating networks. J Neurophysiol 71: 110-118.


Wolf H (1993) The locust tegulae: their significance for flight rhythm generation, wing movement control, and aerodynamic force production. J Exp Biol 182: 229-253.

Wiens TJ, Wolf H (1993) The inhibitory motoneurons of crayfish thoracic limbs: structures and phylogenetic comparisons. J Comp Neurol 336: 261-278.


Wolf H (1992) Reflex modulation in locusts walking on a treadwheel - intracellular recordings from motoneurons. J Comp Physiol A 170: 443-462.

Müller A, Wolf H, Galler S, Rathmayer W (1992) Correlation of electrophysiological, histochemical, and contractional properties in fibres of the coxa rotator muscle of the locust, Locusta migratoria. J Comp Physiol B 162: 5-15.


**Wolf H (1991) Kontrolle von Bewegungsabläufen durch Sinnesorgane und Nervensystem: der Flugmustergenerator der Heuschrecke. In: Jahrbuch der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen 1991, Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, Göttingen pp 74-80.

**Wolf H (1991) Sensory feedback in locust flight patterning. In: Armstrong DM, Bush BMH (eds) Locomotor neural mechanisms in arthropods and vertebrates. Manchester Univ Press, Manchester, New York pp 134-148.


Wolf H (1990) Activity patterns of inhibitory motoneurons and their impact on leg movement in tethered walking locusts. J Exp Biol 152: 281-304.

Wolf H (1990) On the function of a locust flight steering muscle and its inhibitory innervation. J Exp Biol 150: 55-80.


Pearson KG, Hedwig B, Wolf H (1989) Are the hindwing chordotonal organs elements of the locust flight pattern generator? J Exp Biol 144: 235-255.

Pearson KG, Wolf H (1989) Timing of forewing elevator activity during flight in the locust. J Comp Physiol A 165: 217-227.

Wolf H, Pearson KG (1989) Comparison of motor patterns in the intact and deafferented flight system of the locust. III. Patterns of interneuronal activity. J Comp Physiol A 165: 61-74.


Wolf H, Ronacher B, Reichert H (1988) Patterned synaptic drive to locust flight motoneurons after hemisection of thoracic ganglia. J Comp Physiol A 163: 761-769.

Ronacher B, Wolf H, Reichert H (1988) Locust flight behavior after hemisection of individual thoracic ganglia: evidence for hemiganglionic premotor centers. J Comp Physiol A 163: 749-759.

Wolf H, Pearson KG (1988) Proprioceptive input patterns elevator activity in the locust flight system. J Neurophysiol 59: 1831-1853.

Pearson KG, Wolf H (1988) Connections of hindwing tegulae with flight neurones in the locust, Locusta migratoria. J Exp Biol 135: 381-409.


Wolf H, Pearson KG (1987) Intracellular recordings from interneurons and motoneurons in intact flying locusts. J Neurosci Meth 21: 345-354; doi 10.1016/0165-0270(87)90128-2.

Wolf H, Pearson KG (1987) Flight motor patterns recorded in surgically isolated sections of the ventral nerve cord of Locusta migratoria. J Comp Physiol A 161: 103-114.

Wolf H, Pearson KG (1987) Comparison of motor patterns in the intact and deafferented flight system of the locust. II. Intracellular recordings from flight motoneurons. J Comp Physiol A 160: 269-279.

Pearson KG, Wolf H (1987) Comparison of motor patterns in the intact and deafferented flight system of the locust. I. Electromyographic analysis. J Comp Physiol A 160: 259-268.


Wolf H, von Helversen O (1986) 'Switching off' of an auditory interneuron during stridulation in the acridid grasshopper Chorthippus biguttulus L. J Comp Physiol A 158: 861-871.

Wolf H (1986) Response patterns of two auditory interneurons in a freely moving grasshopper (Chorthippus biguttulus L.). II. Representation of stimulus parameters relevant in behavior. J Comp Physiol A 158: 697-703.

Wolf H (1986) Response patterns of two auditory interneurons in a freely moving grasshopper (Chorthippus biguttulus L.). I. Response properties in the intact animal. J Comp Physiol A 158: 689-696.


**Wolf H (1985) Monitoring the activity of an auditory interneuron in a free-moving grasshopper. In: Kalmring K, Elsner N (eds) Acoustic and vibrational communication in insects, Parey Hamburg, New York pp 51-60.

Other publications

Wolf H (2016) Laudatio auf Mirjam Knörnschild anlässlich der Verleihung des Walther Arndt Forschungspreises 2015. Zoologie 2016, Mitteilungen Dtsch Zool Ges 2016: 41-44.

Wolf H (2011) The Wiko – fit for the future? In: Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin - Institute for advanced study Berlin. Jahrbuch 2009/2010 des Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Eigenverlag, pp 217-230. ISBN 978-3-934045-13-2.

Ronacher B, Wolf H, Winter Y (2009) Nachruf auf Otto von Helversen. Mitteilungen der DZG 2009: 73-76.

Wolf H (1984) Untersuchung akustischer Interneurone an freibeweglichen Heuschrecken der Art Chorthippus biguttulus. Dissertation Universität Erlangen, pp 1-133.