Dr. Torben Stemme



  • Scheibli L, Elsenhans T, Wolf H, Stemme T*, Pfeffer SE* (under review): Influence of the pesticide flupyradifurone on mobility and physical condition of larval green lacewings. Scientific Reports. *shared last authorship
  • Stemme T (in press): No evidence for regeneration of pectines in the scorpion Euscorpius italicus (Herbst, 1800). Acta Zoologica. Open Access


  • Drozd D, Wolf H, Stemme T (2022): Mechanosensory pathways of scorpion pecten hair sensillae – adjustment of body height and pecten position. Journal of Comparative Neurology 530:2918-2937. Open Access
  • Tross J, Wolf H, Stemme T*, Pfeffer SE* (2022): Locomotion in the pseudoscorpion Chelifer cancroides – forward, backward and upside down walking in an eight-legged arthropod. Journal of Experimental Biology 225, jeb243930. *shared last authorship Link
  • Stemme T, Pfeffer SE (2022): Anatomy of the Nervous System in Chelifer cancroides (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) with a Distinct Sensory Pathway Associated with the Pedipalps. Insects 13:25. Open Access


  • Drozd D, Wolf H, Stemme T (2020): Structure of the pecten neuropil pathway and its innervation by bimodal peg afferents in two scorpion species. PLOS ONE 15:e0243753. Open Access 
  • Prévost ED, Stemme T (2020): Non-visual homing and the current status of navigation in scorpions. Animal Cognition 23:1215-1234. Open Access


  • Maurer M, Hladik J, Iliffe TM, Stemme T (2019): Histaminergic interneurons in the ventral nerve cord: assessment of their value for euarthropod phylogeny. BMC Zoological Letters 5:36.   Open Access


  • Sombke A*, Stemme T* (2017): Serotonergic neurons in the ventral nerve cord of Chilopoda – a mandibulate pattern of individually identifiable neurons. BMC Zoological Letters 3:9.   *contributed equally   Open Access
  • Stemme T, Stern M, Bicker G (2017): Serotonin containing neurons in basal insects: in search of ground patterns among Tetraconata. Journal of Comparative Neurology 525:79-115.   Link


  • Stemme T (2016): The chemical architecture of the nervous system as a character complex of arthropod phylogeny. Inaugural-Dissertation Tierärztliche Hoschschule Hannover. 174 pp.
  • Stemme T, Iliffe TM, Bicker G (2016): Olfactory pathway in Xibalbanus tulumensis: remipedian hemiellipsoid body as homologue of hexapod mushroom body. Cell and Tissue Research 363:635-648.   Link
  • Stemme T, Harzsch S (2016): Remipedia. In: Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems. Edited by Schmidt-Rhaesa A, Harzsch S, Purschke G. Oxford University Press. p. 522-528. Link


  • Stegner MEJ, Stemme T, Iliffe TM, Richter S, Wirkner CS (2015): The brain in three crustaceans from cavernous darkness. BMC Neuroscience 16:19.   Open Access
  • Stemme T, Stern M (2015): Immunolocalization of serotonergic neurons in arthropod developmental and phylogenetic neuroanatomy. In: Serotonin Receptor Technologies. Neuromethods. Edited by Blenau W, Baumann A. Springer. p. 223-239. Link


  • Stemme T*, Eickhoff R*, Bicker G (2014): Olfactory projection neuron pathways in two species of marine Isopoda (Peracarida, Malacostraca, Crustacea). Tissue and Cell 46: 260-263.   *contributed equally   Link


  • Stemme T, Iliffe TM, von Reumont BM, Koenemann S, Harzsch S, Bicker G (2013): Serotonin-immunoreactive neurons in the ventral nerve cord of Remipedia (Crustacea): support for a sister group relationship of Remipedia and Hexapoda? BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:119.   Open Access


  • Stemme T, Iliffe TM, Bicker G, Harzsch S, Koenemann S (2012): Serotonin immunoreactive interneurons in the brain of the Remipedia: new insights into the phylogenetic affinities of an enigmatic crustacean taxon. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:168.   Open Access


  • Neiber M, Hartke TR, Stemme T, Bergmann A, Rust J, Iliffe TM, Koenemann S (2011): Global Biodiversity and phylogenetic Evaluation of Remipedia (Crustacea). PLoS ONE 6: e19627. Open Access


  • Stemme T, Bicker G, Harzsch S, Koenemann S (2010): Die rätselhaften Grottenkrebse der Blue Holes – Sind Remipedia primitive Crustaceen oder schwimmende Insekten? Naturhistorica – Berichte der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft Hannover 152: 7-28.
  • Koenemann S, Jenner R, Hoenemann M, Stemme T, Reumont BM (2010): Arthropod phylogeny revisited, with a focus on crustacean relationships. Arthropod Structure and Development 39: 88-110   Link



Dr. Torben Stemme


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Article cover Stemme et al 2016 Olfactory pathway in Xibalbanus tulumensis
Article cover Stegner et al 2015 The brain in three crustaceans from cavernous darkness
Article cover Stemme et al 2012 Serotonin immunoreactive interneurons in the brain of the Remipedia