Ayasse M (2023). Chemical ecology: Male orchid bees attract females with environmental-derived perfumes in courtship display. Current Biology 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 Science 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? Biological Conservation 284: 110176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110176

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. Science of The Total Environment 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. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 342: 108266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2022.108266

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

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


Boff S (2022). Mating behaviour of the large-head resin bee Heriades truncorum (Megachilidae: Osminii) suggests female plastic strategy in selection of a mating partner and male quality assessment. Apidologie 53, 9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-022-00916-7

Boff S, Conrad T, Raizer J, Wehrhahn M, Bayer M, Friedel A, Theodorou P, Schmitt T & Lupi D (2022). Low toxicity crop fungicide (fenbuconazole) impacts reproductive male quality signals leading to a reduction of mating success in a wild solitary bee. Journal of Applied Ecology, 00, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14169

Boff S, Keller A, Raizer J and Lupi D (2022). Decreased efficiency of pollen collection due to Sulfoxaflor exposure leads to a reduction in the size of bumble bee workers in late European summer. Front. Ecol. Evol. 10:842563. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.842563

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. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 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. Journal of Chemical Ecology.  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. Functional Ecology 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, Blüthgen N, Boeddinghaus RS, Boesing AL, Bolliger R, Busch V, Fischer M, Gossner MM, Hölzel N, Jung K, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Leimer S, Marhan S, Morris K, Müller S, Neff F, Neyret M, Oelmann Y, Perović DJ, Peter S, Prati D, Rillig MC, Saiz H, Schäfer D, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schloter M, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tschapka M, Vogt J, Weiner C, Weisser W, Wells K, Werner M, Wilcke W & Manning P (2022). The supply of multiple ecosystem services requires biodiversity across spatial scales. Nature Ecology & Evolution . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01918-5

Maihoff F, Friess N, Hoiss B, Schmid-Egger C, Kerner J, Neumayer J, Hopfenmüller S, Bässler C, Müller J, Classen A (2022). Smaller, more diverse and on the way to the top: Rapid community shifts of montane wild bees within an extraordinary hot decade. Diversity and Distributions 29(2) : 272-288. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13658

Müller S, Gossner MM, Penone C, Jung K, Renner SC, Farina A, Anhäuser L, Ayasse M, Boch S, Haensel F, Heitzmann J, Kleinn C, Magdon P,  Perović DJ, Pieretti N, Shaw T, Steckel J, Tschapka M, Vogt J, Westphal C, Scherer- Lorenzen M (2022). Land-use intensity and landscape structure drive the acoustic composition of grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 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 factorsregulating inter-kingdom communicationvia 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. 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 peruvianusPlant 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, Boch S, Buscot F, Fischer M, Goldmann K, Overmann J, Schulze E-D, Sikorski J, Weisser WW, Wubet T, Gossner MM (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). Journal of Applied Ecology 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 prdator signals. Conservation Science and Practice 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 Science International 323: 110792. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2021.110792

Xu X, Ren Z-X, Trunschke J, Kuppler J, Zhao Y-H, Knop E, Wang H (2021). Bimodal activity of diurnal flower visitation at high elevation. Ecology and Evolution 11(19): 13487-13500. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8074


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). Journal of Insect Science 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

Kuppler J, Albert CH, Ames GM, Armbruster WS, Boenisch G, Boucher FC, Campbell DR, Carneiro LT, Chacón-Madrigal E, Enquist BJ, Fonseca CR, Gómez JM, Guisan A, Higuchi P, Karger DN, Kattge J, Kleyer M, Kraft NJB, Larue-Kontić A-AC, Lázaro A, Lechleitner M, Loughnan D, Minden V, Niinemets U, Overbeck GE, Parachnowitsch AL, Perfectti F, Pillar VD, Schellenberger Costa D, Sletvold N, Stang M, Alves-dos-Santos I, Streit H, Wright J, Zych M, Junker RR (2020). Global gradients in intraspecific variation in vegetative and floral traits are partially associated with climate and species richness. Global Ecology and Biogeography 00: 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13077

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. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 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. Landscape Ecology 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. Ecolocy and Evolution 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. Current Biology 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. Royal Society Open Science 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. Journal of Chemical Ecology 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 Phytologist 233, Issue 4.  https://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 Biology 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? Ecology and Evolution 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. Biodiversity Data Journal 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. Journal of Low Frequency Noise,Vibration and Active Control 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. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 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. Biology Letters 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. Science Advances 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. Basic and Applied Ecology 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. Journal of Chemical Ecology 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. Scientific Reports 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? Journal of Chemical Ecology 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. The Science of Nature 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. Evolution 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. Journal of Chemical Ecology 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. Journal of Chemical Ecology 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. Environmental Microbiology 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. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 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. Scientific Reports 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 Communications 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. Royal Society Open Science 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 Ecology 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. Journal of Chemical Ecology 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

Conrad T, Ayasse M (2015). The role of vibrations in population divergence in the red mason bee, Osmia bicornis. Current Biology 25:1-4

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.

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

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

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.

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. doi: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). Scientific Reports 5:14895


Ayasse M, Dötterl S (2014). The role of preadaptations or evolutionary novelties for the evolution of sexually deceptive orchids. New Phytologist 203:210-212.

Ayasse M, Jarau S (2014). Chemical Ecology of bumble bees. Annu Rev Entomol 59:299-319.


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, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12101.

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 Biology 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 DOI: 10.1007/s13592-012-0144-y.

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, DOI: 10.1186/1742-9994-9-18.

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, DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arr219.


Ayasse M,  Arroyo J (2011). Pollination and plant reproductive biology. Plant Biology 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 DOI 10.1007/s00049-011-0085-3.

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-010-1066-1

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, doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.06.009.

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 Verlag.

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, doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2010.08.003.

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 doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1770.


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 Biology 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. ChemBioChem 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.