Rüdiger Wehner - Selected publications#


  • Sommer, Stefan; Weibel, Denise; Blaser, Nicole; Furrer, Anna; Wenzler, Nadine E; Rössler, Wolfgang; Wehner, Rüdiger (2013). Group recruitment in a thermophilic desert ant, Ocymyrmex robustior. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 199(8):711-722.
  • Sommer, Stefan; Wehner, Rüdiger (2012). Leg allometry in ants: Extreme long-leggedness in thermophilic species. Arthropod Structure & Development, 41(1):71-77.
  • Eckhardt, Anne; Bachmann, Andreas; Marti, Michèle; Rütsche, Bernhard; Telser, Harry (2011). Human enhancement. Zürich. ISBN 978-3-7281-3404-2.
  • Schumann, S; Oepke, M; Eberle, F (2011). Über welche ökonomischen Kompetenzen verfügen Maturandinnen und Maturanden? Hintergrund, Fragestellungen, Design und Methode des Schweizer Forschungsprojekts OEKOMA im Überblick. In: Fasshauer, U; Aff, J; Fürstenau, B; Wuttke, E. Lehr-Lernforschung und Professionalisierung. Opladen, 51-63. ISBN 978-3-8664-9367-4.
  • Ruchty, M; Helmchen, F; Wehner, R; Kleineidam, CJ (2010). Representation of thermal information in the antennal lobe of leaf-cutting ants. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 4(174):1-11.
  • Cheng, Ken; Narendra, Ajay; Sommer, Stefan; Wehner, Rüdiger (2009). Traveling in clutter: Navigation in the Central Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. Behavioural Processes, 80(3):261-268.
  • Bregy, P; Sommer, S; Wehner, R (2008). Nest-mark orientation versus vector navigation in desert ants. Journal of Experimental Biology, 211(12):1868-1873.
  • Sauberkeit und Hygiene im Alltag. Forschungsbeiträge aus einem Projektseminar. Edited by: Gyr, U; Wettstein, A. Zürich, 2008.
  • Grah, G; Wehner, R; Ronacher, B (2007). Desert ants do not acquire and use a three-dimensional vector. Frontiers in Zoology, 4:12.
  • Wittlinger, M; Wehner, R; Wolf, H (2007). The desert ant odometer: a stride integrator that accounts for stride length and walking speed. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(Pt. 2):198-207.
  • Narendra, A; Cheng, K; Wehner, R (2007). Acquiring, retaining and integrating memories of the outbound distance in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(4):570-577.
  • Wittlinger, M; Wolf, H; Wehner, R (2007). Hair plate mechanoreceptors associated with body segments are not necessary for three-dimensional path integration in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(Pt. 3):375-382.
  • Merkle, T; Knaden, M; Wehner, R (2006). Uncertainty about nest position influences systematic search strategies in desert ants. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209(18):3545-3549.
  • Seidl, T; Wehner, R (2006). Visual and tactile learning of ground structures in desert ants. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209(17):3336-3344.
  • Wehner, R; Müller, M (2006). The significance of direct sunlight and polarized skylight in the ant's celestial system of navigation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 103(33):12575-12579.
  • Wehner, R; et al,; Menzi, U (2006). Ant navigation: one-way routes rather than maps. Current Biology, 16(1):75-79.
  • Knaden, M; Wehner, R (2006). Ant navigation: resetting the path integrator. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209(1):26-31.
  • Muser, Barbara; Sommer, Stefan; Wolf, Harald; Wehner, Rüdiger (2005). Foraging ecology of the thermophilic Australian desert ant, Melophorus bagoti. Australian Journal of Zoology, 53(5):301-311.
  • Grah, G; Wehner, R; Ronacher, B (2005). Path integration in a three-dimensional maze: ground distance estimation keeps desert ants Cataglyphis fortis on course. Journal of Experimental Biology, 208(21):4005-4011.
  • Wolf, H; Wehner, R (2005). Desert ants compensate for navigation uncertainty. Journal of Experimental Biology, 208(22):4223-4230.
  • Stalleicken, J; Mukhida, M; Labhart, T; Wehner, R; Frost, B; Mouritsen, H (2005). Do monarch butterflies use polarized skylight for migratory orientation? Journal of Experimental Biology, 208(12):2399-2408.
  • Fukushi, T; Wehner, R (2004). Navigation in wood ants Formica japonica: context dependent use of landmarks. Journal of Experimental Biology, 207(19):3431-3439.
  • Bosshardt Superina, S. Consolidation of human memory. Brain activations during the retrieval of word pairs 1 day and 1 month following learning measured with fMRI. 2004, University of Zurich, Faculty of Science.
  • Bisch-Knaden, S; Wehner, R (2003). Landmark memories are more robust when acquired at the nest site than en route: experiments in desert ants. Naturwissenschaften, Die, 90(3):127-130.
  • Horváth, G; Gál, J; Labhart, T; Wehner, R (2002). Does reflection polarization by plants influence colour perception in insects? Polarimetric measurements applied to a polarization-sensitive model retina of Papilio butterflies. Journal of Experimental Biology, 205(21):3281-3298.
  • Akesson, S; Wehner, R (2002). Visual navigation in desert ants Cataglyphis fortis: are snapshots coupled to a celestial system of reference? Journal of Experimental Biology, 205(14):1971-1978.
  • Heusser, D; Wehner, R (2002). The visual centring response in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis. Journal of Experimental Biology, 205(5):585-590.
  • Bisch-Knaden, S; Wehner, R (2001). Egocentric information helps desert ants to navigate around familiar obstacles. Journal of Experimental Biology, 204(24):4177-4184.
  • Pomozi, I; Horváth, G; Wehner, R (2001). How the clear-sky angle of polarization pattern continues underneath clouds: full-sky measurements and implications for animal orientation. Journal of Experimental Biology, 204(17):2933-2942.
  • Wehner, R (2001). Polarization vision--a uniform sensory capacity? Journal of Experimental Biology, 204(14):2589-2596.
  • Wolf, H; Wehner, R (2000). Pinpointing food sources: olfactory and anemotactic orientation in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis. Journal of Experimental Biology, 203(5):857-868.
  • Wehner, R (2000). Panting desert ants--and how they navigate. Swiss Medical Weekly, 130(8):258-263.
  • Collett, M; Collett, T S; Wehner, R (1999). Calibration of vector navigation in desert ants. Current Biology, 9(18):1031-1034.
  • Wehner, R (1996). Middle-scale navigation: the insect case. Journal of Experimental Biology, 199(1):125-127.
  • Wehner, R; Michel,; Antonsen, (1996). Visual navigation in insects: coupling of egocentric and geocentric information. Journal of Experimental Biology, 199(1):129-140.
  • Zollikofer, C; Wehner, R; Fukushi, T (1995). Optical scaling in conspecific Cataglyphis ants. Journal of Experimental Biology, 198(8):1637-1646.


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