International Journal of Parasitology Cover: Burying beetle and Poecilochirus mites

Majoe, M., Liebbrecht, R., Foitzik, S., Nehring, V. (in press) Queen loss increases worker survival in leaf-cutting ants under paraquat-induced oxidative stress. Philos. Trans. Roy. Soc. B. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0735

Schedwill, P., Paschkewitz, S., Teubner, H., Steinmetz, N., Nehring, V. (2020) From the host’s point of view: Effects of variation in burying beetle brood care and brood size on the interaction with parasitic mites. Plos ONE 15(1): e0228047. doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0228047

Nehring, V., Teubner, H., König, S. (2019) Dose-independent virulence in phoretic mites that parasitize burying beetles. Int. J. Parasitol. 49:759-767. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2019.05.011

Schedwill, P., Geiler, A.M., Nehring, V. (2018) Rapid adaptation in phoretic mite development time.  Sci. Rep. 16460.

Nehring, V. (2018) Queen pheromones under scrutiny: a comment on Holman 2018. Behav. Ecol.,

Nehring, V., Dijkstra, M.B., Sumner, S., Hughes, W.O.H., Boomsma, J.J. (2018) Reconstructing the relatedness of cooperatively breeding queens in the Panamanian leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecol. News. 27:33-45 (link |  accompanying blog post).

Nehring, V., Steiger, S. (2018) Sociality and communicative complexity: insights from the other insect societies. Curr. Opin. Insect Sci. 28: 19-25. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2018.04.002 (free pdf)

Nehring, V., Müller, J.K., Steinmetz, N. (2017) Phoretic Poecilochirus mites specialise on their burying beetle hosts. Ecol. Evol. 7: 10743–10751. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3591

Nehring, V., Dani, F.R., Turillazzi, S., Bohn, H., Klass, K.-D.,  d’Ettorre, P. (2016) Chemical disguise of myrmecophilous cockroaches and its implications for understanding nestmate recognition mechanisms in leaf-cutting ants. BMC Ecol. 16: 35. doi: 10.1186/s12898-016-0089-5

de Verges, J., Nehring, V. (2016): A critical look at proximate causes of social insect senescence: damage accumulation or hyperfunction? Curr. Opin. Insect Sci. 16: 69–75. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2016.05.003 (free pdf)

Larsen, J., Nehring, V., d’Ettorre, P., Bos, N. (2016): Task specialization influences nestmate recognition ability in ants. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. doi:10.1007/s00265-016-2152-9

Leonhardt, S.D., Menzel, F., Nehring, V., Schmitt, T. (2016): Ecology and evolution of communication in social insects. Cell 164: 1277–1287. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2016.01.035

Nehring, V., Dani, F.R., Turillazzi, S.; Boomsma, J.J., d’Ettorre, P. (2015): Integration strategies of a leaf-cutting ant social parasite. Anim. Behav. 108: 55-65. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.07.009

Larsen, J., Fouks, B., Bos, N., d’Ettorre, P., Nehring, V. (2014):  Variation in nestmate recognition ability among polymorphic leaf-cutting ant workers. J. Insect Physiol. 70, 59–66. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2014.09.002

Nehring, V., Wyatt, T. D., & d’Ettorre, P. (2013): Noise in chemical communication. In H. Brumm (Ed.), Animal Communication and Noise (pp. 373–405). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-41494-7_13

Nehring, V., Boomsma, J.J. & d’Ettorre, P. (2012): Wingless virgin queens assume helper roles in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants. Curr. Biol. 22: R671-R673. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2012.06.038 (press release)

Fouks, B., d’Ettorre, P. & Nehring, V. (2011): Brood adoption in the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior: Adaptation or recognition noise? Insect. Soc. 58: 479-485. doi: 10.1007/s00040-011-0167-9. (pdf)

Nehring, V., Evison, S.E.F., Santorelli, L.A., d’Ettorre, P. & Hughes, W.O.H. (2011): Kin-informative recognition cues in ants. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 278: 1942-1948. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2295 (pdf | press release)

Nehring, V., Müller, J.K. (2009): Social environment affects the life history tactic of a phoretic mite. J. Evol. Biol. 22: 1616-1623. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01771.x. (pdf)

Guerrieri, F. J., Nehring, V., Jørgensen, C. G., Nielsen, J., Galizia, C. G. & d’Ettorre, P. (2009): Ants recognize foes and not friends. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 276: 2461-2468. doi: 1.10.1098/rspb.2008.1860.