List of publications


Cicconardi, F., Krapf, P., D’Annessa, I., Gamisch, A., Wagner, H.C., Nguyen, A.D., Economo, I., Mikheyev, A., Guenard, B., Grabherr, R., Arthofer, di Marino, D., W., Steiner, F.M. & Schlick-Steiner, B.C. (2020): Genomic signature of shifts in selection in a sub-alpine ant and its physiological adaptations. Molecular Biology and Evolution 37: 2211-2227

Dallinger, R., O. Zerbe, C. Baumann, B. Egger, M. Capdevila, Ò. Palacios, R. Albalat, S. Calatayud, P. Ladurner, B. Schlick-Steiner, F. Steiner, V. Pedrini-Martha, R. Lackner, H.H. Lindner, M. Dvorak, M. Niederwanger, R. Schnegg & S. Atrian (2020): Metallomics reveal a persisting impact of cadmium on the evolution of metal-selective snail metallothioneins. Metallomics 12: 702-720

Detcharoen, M., W. Arthofer, F.M. Jiggins, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2020): Wolbachia affect behavior and possibly reproductive compatibility but not thermoresistance, fecundity, and morphology in a novel transinfected host, Drosophila nigrosparsa. Ecology and Evolution 10: 4457-4470

Fontana, V., E. Guariento, A. Hilpold, G. Niedrist, M. Steinwandter, D. Spitale, J. Nascimbene, U. Tappeiner & J. Seeber (2020): Species richness and beta diversity patterns of multiple taxa along an elevational gradient in pastured grasslands in the European Alps. Scientific Reports 10: art. 12516

Guariento, E., F. Colla, M. Steinwandter, J. Plunger, U. Tappeiner & J. Seeber (2020): Management intensification of hay meadows and fruit orchards alters soil macro-invertebrate communities differently. Agronomy 10: 767

Kirschner, P., E. Záveská, A. Gamisch, A. Hilpold, E. Trucchi, O. Paun, I. Sanmartín, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, B. Frajman, W. Arthofer, The STEPPE Consortium, F.M. Steiner & P. Schönswetter (2020): Long-term isolation of European steppe outposts boosts the biome’s conservation value. Nature Communications 11: art. 1968

Klammsteiner, T., A. Walter, T. Bogataj, C.D. Heußler, B. Stres, F.M. Steiner, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, W. Arthofer & H. Insam (2020): The gut core microbiome of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens, Diptera: Stratiomyidae) larvae raised on low-bioburden diets. Frontiers in Microbiology 11: art. 993

Möst, M.H., M. Donabauer, W. Arthofer, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2020): Towards an evolutionary history of European-Alpine Trechus ground beetles: species groups and wing reduction. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 149: art. 106822

Möst, M., S.M. Van Belleghem, J.E. James, C. Salazar, S.H. Martin, S.L. Barker, G.R.P. Moreira, C. Mérot, M. Joron, N.J. Nadeau, F.M. Steiner & C.D. Jiggins (2020): Selective sweeps on novel and introgressed variation shape mimicry loci in a butterfly adaptive radiation. Public Library of Science Biology 18: art. e3000597

Praeg, N., J. Seeber, G. Leitinger, E. Tasser, U. Tappeiner & P. Illmer (2020): Prokaryotic and fungal diversities in mountain soils react differently to landuse and elevation. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 150: art. 107951.

Steinwandter, M. & J. Seeber (2020): The buffet is open: Alpine macro-decomposers feed on a wide range of litter types in a cafeteria experiment. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 144: 107786


Detcharoen, M., W. Arthofer, B.-C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2019): Wolbachia megadiversity: 99% of these microorganismic manipulators unknown. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95: art. fiz151

Frajman, B., E. Záveská, A. Gamisch, T. Moser, The STEPPE Consortium [W. Arthofer, B. Frajman, A. Gamisch, A. Hilpold, P. Kirschner, O. Paun, I. Sanmartín, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, P. Schönswetter, F.M. Steiner, E. Trucchi, E. Záveská] & P. Schönswetter (2019): Integrating phylogenomics, phylogenetics, morphometrics, relative genome size and ecological niche modelling disentangles the diversification of Eurasian Euphorbia seguieriana s. l. (Euphorbiaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 134: 238-252

Kinzner, M.-C., A. Gamisch, A.A. Hoffmann, B. Seifert, M. Haider, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2019): Major range loss predicted from lack of heat adaptability in an alpine Drosophila species. Science of the Total Environment 695: art. 133753

Krapf, P., N. Hochenegger, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick‐Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2019): Comparing ant behaviour indices for fine-scale analyses. Scientific Reports 9: art. 6856

Phillips, H.R.P., C.A. Guerra, M.L.C. Bartz, M.J.L. Briones, G. Brown, O. Ferlian, K.B., Gongalsky, J. Krebs, A. Orgiazzi, B. Schwarz, E.M. Bach, J. Bennett, U. Brose, T. Decaens, F.T. De Vries, B. König-Ries, M. Loreau, J. Mathieu, C. Mulder, W.H. van der Putten, K.S. Ramirez, M.C. Rillig, D. Russel, M. Rutgers, M.P. Thakur, D.H. Wall, D. Wardle, Data Providers [incl. J. Seeber], E. Cameron & N. Eisenhauer (2019): Global distribution of earthworm diversity. Science 66: 480-485

Steiner, F.M., G. Köhler, B. Seifert, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & A. Buschinger (2019): A worker-like female of Myrmica sabuleti (Meinert, 1861) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in a pitfall trap with five mermithids (Nematoda: Mermithidae) protruding from the gaster. Sociobiology 66: 400-407

Steinwandter, M., M. Kahlen, U. Tappeiner & J. Seeber (2019): First records of Opetiopalpus sabulosus Motschulsky, 1840 (Coleoptera: Cleridae) for the European Alps. Nature Conservation 34: 119-125

Steinwandter, M., S. Jäger, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner & J. Seeber (2019): Low-quality dwarf-shrub litter negatively affects the fitness of Alpine earthworms (Lumbricus rubellus Hoffmeister, 1843; Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae). Applied Soil Ecology 139: 79-84

Steinwandter, M., B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner & J. Seeber (2019): One plus one is greater than two: Mixing litter types accelerates decomposition of low-quality alpine dwarf shrub litter. Plant and Soil 438: 405-419

Tartally, A., J.A. Thomas, C. Anton, E. Balletto, F. Barbero, S. Bonelli, M. Bräu, L.P. Casacci, S. Csősz, Z. Czekes, M. Dolek, I. Dziekańska, G. Elmes, M.A. Fürst, U. Glinka, M.E. Hochberg, H. Höttinger, V. Hula, D. Maes, M.L. Munguira, M. Musche, P. Stadel Nielsen, P. Nowicki, P.S Oliveira, L. Peregovits, S. Ritter, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, J. Settele, M. Sielezniew, D.J. Simcox, A.M. Stankiewicz, F.M. Steiner, G. Švitra, L.V. Ugelvig, H. Van Dyck, Z. Varga, M. Witek, M. Woyciechowski, I. Wynhoff & D.R. Nash (2019): Patterns of host use by brood-parasitic Maculinea butterflies across Europe. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 374: art. 20180202

Tratter Kinzner, M., M.-C. Kinzner, R. Kaufmann, A.A. Hoffmann, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, B.C. & F.M. Steiner (2019): Is temperature preference in the laboratory ecologically relevant for the field? The case of Drosophila nigrosparsa. Global Ecology and Conservation 18: art. e00638

Záveská, E. C. Maylandt, O. Paun, C. Bertel, B. Frajman, The STEPPE Consortium [W. Arthofer, B. Frajman, A. Gamisch, A. Hilpold, P. Kirschner, O. Paun, I. Sanmartín, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, P. Schönswetter, F.M. Steiner, E. Trucchi, E. Záveská] & P. Schönswetter (2019): Multiple auto- and allopolyploidisations marked the Pleistocene history of the widespread Eurasian steppe plant Astragalus onobrychis (Fabaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 139: art. 106572


Arthofer, W., C. Heussler, P. Krapf, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2018): Identifying the minimum number of microsatellite loci needed to assess population genetic structure: a case study in fly culturing. Fly 12: 13-22

Djukic, I., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Kappel Schmidt, I., Steenberg Larsen, K., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K., TeaComposition [incl. J. Seeber] (2018): Early stage decomposition across biomes. Science of the Total Environment 628-629: 1169-1394

Heussler, C., A. Walter, H. Oberkofler, H. Insam, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2018): Influence of three artificial light sources on oviposition and half-life of the Black Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae): improving small-scale indoor rearing. Public Library of Science One 13: art. e0197896

Hilpold, A., J. Seeber, V. Fontana, G. Niedrist, M. Steinwandter, E. Tasser & U. Tappeiner (2018): Decline of rare and specialist species across multiple taxonomic groups after grassland intensification and abandonment. Biodiversity and Conservation 27: 3729-3744

Kinzner, M.C., P. Krapf, M. Nindl, C. Heussler, S. Eisenkölbl, A.A. Hoffmann, J. Seeber, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2018): Life-history traits and physiological limits of the alpine fly Drosophila nigrosparsa (Diptera: Drosophilidae): a comparative study. Ecology and Evolution 8: 2006-2020

Krapf, P., L. Russo, W. Arthofer, M. Möst, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2018): An Alpine ant’s behavioural polymorphism: monogyny with and without internest aggression in Tetramorium alpestre. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 30: 220-234

Schlick-Steiner, B.C., W. Arthofer & F.M. Steiner (2018): Anticipating data-induced bias. Science 361: 762

Steiner, F.M., S. Csősz, B. Markó, A. Gamisch, L. Rinnhofer, C. Folterbauer, S. Hammerle, C. Stauffer, C., Arthofer & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2018): Turning one into five: Integrative taxonomy uncovers complex evolution of cryptic species in the harvester ant Messor “structor”. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 127: 387-404

Steinwandter, M., A. Rief, S. Scheu, E. Meyer, M. Traugott & J. Seeber (2018): Structural and functional characteristics of a high alpine soil macrofauna community. European Journal of Soil Biology 86: 72-80

Wagner, H.C., A. Gamisch, W. Arthofer, K. Moder, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2018): Evolution of morphological crypsis in the Tetramorium caespitum ant species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Scientific Reports 8: art. 12547


Cicconardi, F.; Borges, P. A.V.; Strasberg, D.; Oromí, P.; Lopez, H.; Pérez-Delgado, A.J.; Casquet, J.; Caujapé-Castells, J.; Fernández-Palacios, J. M.; Thébaud, C.; Emerson, B.C. (2017): MtDNA metagenomics reveals large-scale invasion of belowground arthropod communities by introduced species. Molecular Ecology 26: 3104-3115

Cicconardi, F. D. Di Marino, P.P. Olimpiere, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2017): Chemosensory adaptations of the mountain fly Drosophila nigrosparsa (Insecta: Diptera) through genomics’ and structural biology’s lenses. Scientific Reports 7: art. 43770

Cicconardi, F., P. Marcatili, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2017): Positive diversifying selection is a pervasive adaptive force throughout the Drosophila radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 112: 230-243

Hawlitschek, O., J. Moriniere, G.U.C. Lehmann, A.W. Lehmann, M. Kropf, A. Dunz, F. Glaw, M. Detcharoen, S: Schmidt, A. Hausmann, N.U. Szucsich, S.A. Caetano-Wyler & G. Haszprunar (2017): DNA barcoding of crickets, katydids and grasshoppers (Orthoptera) from Central Europe with focus on Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Molecular Ecology Resources 17: 1037-1053

Peham, T., F.M. Steiner, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & W. Arthofer (2017): Are we ready to detect nematode diversity by next generation sequencing? Ecology and Evolution 7: 4147-4151

Rief, A., V. Fontana, G. Niedrist, J. Seeber, E. Tasser & U. Tappeiner (2017): Floristische und faunistische Bestandsaufnahmen in den LTSER-Untersuchungsflächen in Matsch (Südtirol, Italien) im Zuge einer multidisziplinären Forschungswoche 2016. Gredleriana 17: 95-114

Riss, S., W. Arthofer, F.M. Steiner, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, M. Pichler, P. Stadler & C.P. Stelzer (2017): Do genome size differences within Brachionus asplanchnoidis (Rotifera, Monogononta) cause reproductive barriers among geographic populations? Hydrobiologia 796: 59-75

Steinwandter, M., B.C. Schlick-Steiner, G.U.H. Seeber, F.M. Steiner & J. Seeber (2017): Effects of Alpine land-use changes: Soil macrofauna community revisited. Ecology and Evolution 7: 5389-5399

Wagner, H.C., B. Seifert, B., W. Arthofer, C. Muster, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2017): Light at the end of the tunnel: Integrative taxonomy delimits cryptic species in the Tetramorium caespitum complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 25: 95-129


Amorim, D. S., (…), B.C. Schlick-Steiner, W. Arthofer, F.M. Steiner et al. (2016): Timeless standards for species delimitation. Zootaxa 4127: 121-128

Arthofer, W., C. Decristoforo, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2016): Ultra-low activities of a common radioisotope for permission-free tracking of a drosophilid fly in its natural habitat. Scientific Reports 6: art. 36506

Ceríaco, L.M., E.E. Gutiérrez, (…), W. Arthofer, B. Schlick-Steiner, F. Steiner, T. Weisse et al. (2016): Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa 4196: 435-445

Dejaco, T., M. Gassner, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2016): Taxonomist’s nightmare … evolutionist’s delight: An integrative approach resolves species limits in jumping bristletails despite widespread hybridization and parthenogenesis. Systematic Biology 65: 947-974

Kinzner, M.-C., M. Tratter, G. Bächli, M. Kirchmair, R. Kaufmann, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2016): Oviposition substrate of the mountain fly Drosophila nigrosparsa (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Public Library of Science One 11: art. e0165743

Krajíček, M., J. Fott, M.R. Miracle, M. Ventura, R. Sommaruga, P. Kirschner & M. Černý (2016): The genus Cyclops (Copepoda, Cyclopoida) in Europe. Zoologica Scripta 45: 671-682

Schuler, H., P. Kern, W. Arthofer, H. Vogt, M. Fischer, C. Stauffer & M. Riegler (2016): Wolbachia in parasitoids attacking native european and introduced eastern cherry fruit flies in Europe. Environmental Entomology 45: 1424-1431

Schuler, H., K. Köppler, S. Daxböck-Horvath, B. Rasool, S. Krumböck, D. Schwarz, T.S. Hoffmeister, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner, A. Telschow, C. Stauffer, W. Arthofer & M. Riegler (2016): The hitchhiker’s guide to Europe: The infection dynamics of an ongoing Wolbachia invasion and mitochondrial selective sweep in Rhagoletis cerasi. Molecular Ecology 25: 1595-1609

Wachter, G., A. Papadopoulou, C. Muster, W. Arthofer, L.L. Knowles, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2016): Glacial refugia, recolonization patterns and diversification forces in Alpine-endemic Megabunus harvestmen. Molecular Ecology 25: 2904-2919

Wagner, H.C., C. Komposch, S. Aurenhammer, G. Degasperi, R. Korn, B. Frei, J. Volkmer, H. Heimburg, D. Ivenz, A. Rief, B. Wiesmair, T. Zechmeister, M. Schneider, T. Dejaco, R. Netzberger, G. Kirchmair, L.W. Gunczy, O. Zweidick, G. Kunz, W. Paill, J. Pfeifer, P. Arthofer, E. Holzer, R. Borovsky, E. Huber, A. Platz, E. Papenberg, J. Schied, H.R. Rausch, W. Graf, C. Muster, J. Gunczy, P. Fuchs, G.A. Pichler, A. Allspach, T. Pass, G. Teischinger, G. Wiesinger & D. Kreiner (2016): Bericht über das zweite ÖEG-Insektencamp: 1020 Wirbellose Tierarten aus dem Nationalpark Gesäuse (Obersteiermark). Entomologica Austriaca 23: 207-260


Consortium, P. Alvarez, W. Arthofer, M.M. Coelho, D. Conklin, A. Estonba, A.R. Grosso, S.J. Helyar, J. Langa, M.P. Machado, I. Montes, J. Pinho, A. Rief, M. Schartl, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, J. Seeber, F.M. Steiner C. Vilas (2015): Genomic Resources Notes Accepted 1 June 2015-31 July 2015. Molecular Ecology Resources 15: 1510-1512

Consortium, A. Arthofer, F. Cicconardi, N. Palmieri, V. Nolte, C. Schlötterer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2015): Genomic Resources Notes Accepted 1 August 2014–30 September 2014. Molecular Ecology Resources 15: 228-229

Consortium, H.C. Wagner, F. Cicconardi, G.A. Wachter, H. Ritthammer, F.M. Steiner, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, W. Arthofer et al. (2015): Genomic Resources Notes accepted 1 February 2015 – 31 March 2015. Molecular Ecology Resources 15: 1014-1015

Kinzner, M.C., H.C. Wagner, A. Peskoller, K. Moder, F.E. Dowell, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2015): A near-infrared spectroscopy routine for unambiguous identification of cryptic ant species. PeerJ 3: art. e991

Kitz, F., M. Steinwandter, M. Traugott & J. Seeber (2015): Increased decomposer diversity accelerates and potentially stabilises litter decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 83: 138-141

Rüdisser, J., E. Tasser, T. Peham, E. Meyer & U. Tappeiner (2015): The dark side of biodiversity: spatial application of the biological soilquality indicator (BSQ). Ecological Indicators 53: 240-246

Schlick-Steiner, B.C., W. Arthofer, K. Moder & F.M. Steiner (2015): Recent insertion/deletion (reINDEL) mutations: increasing awareness to boost molecular-based research in ecology and evolution. Ecology and Evolution 5: 24-35

Steiner, F.M., M. Pautasso, H. Zettel, K. Moder, W. Arthofer & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2015): A falsification of the citation impediment in the taxonomic literature. Systematic Biology 64: 860-868

Wachter, G.A., C. Muster, W. Arthofer, G. Raspotnig, P. Föttinger, C. Komposch, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2015): Taking the discovery approach in integrative taxonomy: decrypting a complex of narrow-endemic Alpine harvestmen (Opiliones: Phalangiidae: Megabunus). Molecular Ecology 24: 863-889


Arthofer, W. (2014): Zur Bedeutung endosymbiotischer Bakterien in der Entomologie. Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 15: 101-112

Arthofer, W., A.R. Clarke, N. Kumaran, P.J. Prentis, C. Schafellner, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner, G.A. Wachter & Genomic Resources Development Consortium (2014): Characterisation of de novo transcriptome for the European Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar using short RNA-seq reads. Molecular Ecology Resources 14: 664-665

Arthofer, W., B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner (2014): Bericht zur WOLBACHIA 2014: 8th International Wolbachia Conference, 6. – 11. Juni 2014, Igls, Innsbruck. Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 15: 194-202

Csősz, S., H.C. Wagner, M. Bozsó, B. Seifert, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, f.M. Steiner & Z. Pénzes (2014): Tetramorium indocile Santschi, 1927 stat. rev. is the proposed scientific name for Tetramorium sp. C sensu Schlick-Steiner et al. (2006) based on combined molecular and morphological evidence (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 253: 469-481

Dejaco, T. (2014): Archaeognatha: Machilidae (Felsenspringer). Gredleriana 14: 227-262

Gassner, M., T. Dejaco, P. Schönswetter, F. Marec, W. Arthofer, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2014): Extensive variation in chromosome number and genome size in sexual and parthenogenetic species of the jumping-bristletail genus Machilis (Archaeognatha). Ecology and Evolution 4: 4093-4105

Peham, T. & E. Meyer (2014): Kommentierte Artenlisten ausgewählter Bodentiergruppen aus der Erhebung des SoilDiv-Projektes in Südtirol. Gredleriana 14: 227-232

Schlick‐Steiner, B.C., W. Arthofer & F.M. Steiner (2014): Bericht zum 5th CEWM: Central European Workshop of Myrmecology, 5.‐8. September 2013, Innsbruck. Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 14: 203-209

Schlick-Steiner, B.C., W. Arthofer & F.M. Steiner (2014): Take up the challenge! Opportunities for evolution research from resolving conflict in integrative taxonomy. Molecular Ecology 23: 4192-4194

Thaler-Knoflach, B. (2014): Insecta: Dermaptera (Ohrwümer). Gredleriana 14: 250

Tratter, M. (2014): Myriapoda: Chilopoda (Hundertfüßer). Gredleriana 14: 246-248

Wachter, G.A., B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner & W. Arthofer (2014): Genomic Resources Notes accepted 1 December 2013 to 31 January 2014. “454 sequencing of reduced representation libraries to discover single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Megabunus harvestmen”. Molecular Ecology Resources 14: 664-665


Arthofer, W., H. Rauch, B. Thaler-Knoflach, K. Moder, C. Muster, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2013): How diverse is Mitopus morio? Integrative taxonomy detects cryptic species in a small-scale sample of a widespread harvestman. Molecular Ecology 22: 3850-3863

Bertheau, C., H. Schuler, W. Arthofer, D.N. Avtzis, F. Mayer, S. Krumböck, Y. Moodley & C. Stauffer (2013): Divergent evolutionary histories of two sympatric spruce bark beetle species. Molecular Ecology 22: 3318-3332

Agostini, C. R.G. Albaladejo, A. Aparicio, W. Arthofer, P. Berrebi, P.T. Boag, I. Carbone, G. C. Conroy, A.M. Cortesero, E.C. Gonçalves, D. Costa, A. Couto, M. De Girolamo, H. Du, S.J. Fu, T. Garrido‐Garduño, L. Gettová, A. Gilles, I.G. Hamoy, C.M. Herrera, C. Heussler, E. Isidro, C. Josso, P. Krapf, R.W. Lamont, A. Le Ralec, S. Lopes, C. Luís, H. Luo, F. Mahéo, I.A.M. Marino, L. Mieuzet, B.W. Murray, S.M. Ogbourne, A. Pallavicini, C. Parejo‐Farnés, T. Patarnello, C. Paty, C. Pereira, C. Pinho, P. Pinto, D. Poinsot, A. Powell, A.I. Putman, A. Santoro, S. Santos, B.C. Schlick‐Steiner, C. Scott, M.S. Barbosa, A. Šimková, J.‐C. Simon, A. Solé‐Cava, F.M. Steiner, et al. (2013): Permanent Genetic Resources Note: Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 April 2013–31 May 2013. Molecular Ecology Resources 13: 966-968.

Schneider, D.I., M. Riegler, W. Arthofer, H. Merҫot, C. Stauffer & W.J. Miller (2013): Uncovering Wolbachia diversity upon artificial host transfer. Public Libary of Science One 8: art. e82402

Schuler, H., C. Bertheau, S.P. Egan, J.L. Feder, M. Riegler, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner, J. Johannesen, P. Kern, K. Tuba, L. Ferenc, K. Köppler, W. Arthofer & C. Stauffer (2013): Evidence for a recent horizontal transmission and spatial spread of Wolbachia from endemic Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera: Tephritidae) to invasive Rhagoletis cingulata in Europe. Molecular Ecology 22: 4101-4111

Traugott, M., S. Kamenova, L. Ruess, J. Seeber & M. Plantegenest (2013): Empirically characterising trophic networks: What emerging DNA-based methods, stable isotope and fatty acid analyses can offer. Advances in Ecological Research 49: 177-224

Wachter, G.A., C. Muster, W. Arthofer, G. Raspotnig, C. Komposch, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2013): Alpenendemismus: Integrative Taxonomie und Faunengeschichte der Weberknechtgattung Megabunus. Entomologica Austriaca 20: 217


Dejaco, T., W. Arthofer, H.D. Sheets, K. Moder, B. Thaler-Knoflach, E. Christian, L.F. Mendes, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2012): A toolbox for integrative species delimitation in Machilis jumping bristletails (Microcoryphia: Machilidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 251: 307-316

Fischnaller, F., F.E. Dowell, A. Lusser, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2012): Non-destructive species identification of Drosophila obscura and D. subobscura (Diptera) using near-infrared spectroscopy. Fly 6: 284-289

Peham, T. & A. Bruckner (2012): Optimising whole-soil multiple substrate-induced respiration (MSIR) of soil microbiota for large scale surveillance and monitoring. European Journal of Soil Biology 50: 182-190

Peham, T. & E. Meyer (2012): Verborgene Welten in Südtirols Böden. Naturschutzblätter 29: 10-11

Qian, Z.-Q., B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner, S.K.A. Robson, H. Schlüns, E.A. Schlüns & R.H. Crozier (2012): Colony genetic structure in the Australian jumper ant Myrmecia pilosula. Insectes Sociaux 59: 109-117

Rief, A., B.A. Knapp & J. Seeber (2012): Palatability of selected alpine plant litters for the decomposer Lumbricus rubellus (Lumbricidae). Public Library of Science One 7: art. e45345

Rinnhofer, L.J., N. Roura-Pascual, W. Arthofer, T. Dejaco, G.A. Wachter, B. Thaler-Knoflach, E. Christian, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2012): Iterative species distribution modelling and ground validation in endemism research: an Alpine jumping bristletail example. Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 2845-2863

Schuler, H., W. Arthofer, S. Krumböck, C. Bertheau & C. Stauffer (2012): Wolbachia infection in the walnut-husk fly Rhagoletis completa Cresson 1929 (Diptera: Tephritidae). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 18: 243-245

Seeber, J., K. Heller, W. Arthofer & A. Rief (2012): A preliminary molecular cladistic analysis of the dipteran family Sciaridae (Diptera: Sciaroidea). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 18: 111-115

Seeber, J., A. Rief, K. Heller & E. Meyer (2012): Emergence rates of dipterans in high alpine soils with special emphasis on the Sciaridae (Insecta: Nematocera). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 18: 367-370

Seeber, J., A. Rief, A. Richter, M. Traugott & M. Bahn (2012): Drought-induced reduction in uptake of recently photosynthesized carbon by springtails and mites in alpine grassland. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 55: 37-39

Wachter, G.A., W. Arthofer, T. Dejaco, L. Rinnhofer, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2012): Pleistocene survival on central Alpine nunataks: genetic evidence from the jumping bristletail Machilis pallida. Molecular Ecology 21: 4983-4995


Arthofer, W., M. Riegler, H. Schuler, D. Schneider, K. Moder, W.J. Miller & C. Stauffer (2011): Allele intersection analysis: a novel tool for multi locus sequence assignment in multiply infected hosts. Public Library of Science One 6: art. e22198

Arthofer, W., B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2011): optiFLP: software for automated optimisation of amplified fragment length polymorphism scoring parameters. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 1113-1118

Arthofer, W., F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2011): Rapid and cost-effective screening of newly identified microsatellite loci by high resolution melting analysis. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 286: 225-235

Bertheau, C., S. Krumböck, H. Schuler, W. Arthofer & C. Stauffer (2011): Hit or miss in phylogeographic analyses: the case of the cryptic NUMTs. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 1056-1059

Glaser, F., J. Ambach, H. Müller, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner & H.C. Wagner (2011): Die große Kerbameise Formica exsecta Nylander, 1846 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Verbreitung, Ökologie und Gefährdung des Insekts des Jahres 2011 in Österreich. Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 11: 107-119

Klarica, J., L. Bittner, J. Pallua, C. Pezze, V.A. Huck-Pezzei, F. Dowell, J. Schied, G. Bonn, C. Huck, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2011): Near-infrared imaging spectroscopy as a tool to discriminate two cryptic Tetramorium ant species. Journal of Chemical Ecology 37: 549-552

Knapp, B.A., A. Rief & J. Seeber (2011): Microbial communities on litter of managed and abandoned alpine pastureland. Biology and Fertility of Soils 47: 845-851

Meyer, E. & T. Peham (2011): Wertvolle Bodenbewohner. Südtiroler Landwirt 65: 45-46

Qian, Z.-Q., S.F. Ceccarelli, M.E. Carew, H. Schlüns, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2011): Characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in a bulldog and a jumper ant species, Myrmecia brevinoda and M. pilosula. Journal of Insect Science 11: art. 71

Qian, Z.-Q., H. Schlüns, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner, S.K.A. Robson, E.A. Schlüns & R.H. Crozier (2011): Intraspecific support for the polygyny-vs.-polyandry hypothesis in the bulldog ant Myrmecia brevinoda. Molecular Ecology 20: 3681-3691

Schlüns, H., C.S. Moreau, H. Zettel, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2011): Editorial for the Ross H. Crozier Memorial Volume. Myrmecological News 15: III-IV

Schuler, H., W. Arthofer, M. Riegler, C. Bertheau, S. Krumböck, K. Köppler, H. Vogt, L.A.F. Teixeira & Stauffer (2011): Multiple Wolbachia Infections in Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera, Tephritidae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 139: 138-144

Sorger, D.M., H.C. Wagner, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2011): Ameisen (Formicidae). Wiesbauer, H., H. Zettel, M. Fischer & R. Maier (Eds.): Der Bisamberg und die Alten Schanzen. Vielfalt am Rande der Großstadt Wien. Amt der NÖ Landesregierung, St. Pölten, pp. 212-216, 351-353

Schlick-Steiner, B.C. & F.M. Steiner (2010): Ameisen – die unbekannte Macht im Wienerwald. Berger, R. & F. Ehrendorfer (Eds.): Ökosystem Wien – Die Naturgeschichte einer Stadt. – Böhlau Verlag, Wien, Köln, Weimar, p. 268.

Steiner, F.M. & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2011): Die pannonische Minderheit unter den Ameisen Wiens. Berger, R. & F. Ehrendorfer (Eds.): Ökosystem Wien – Die Naturgeschichte einer Stadt. Böhlau Verlag, Wien, Köln, Weimar, p. 417.

Steiner, F.M., B. Seifert, D. Grasso, W. Arthofer, C. Stauffer, R.H. Crozier & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2011): Mixed colonies and hybridisation of Messor harvester ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Organisms Diversity & Evolution 11: 107-134

Wagner, H.C., F. Glaser, B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2011): Das Insekt des
Jahres 2011: Die Große Kerbameise Formica exsecta Nylander 1846 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologica Austriaca 18: 125-140

Wagner, H.C., B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2011): Ameisen am Wörtherseeufer. Honsig-Erlenburg, W.; Petutschnig, W.: Der Wörthersee: aus Natur und Geschichte. Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Kärnten, Klagenfurt, pp. 203-211, 389-390


Arthofer, W. (2010): tinyFLP and tinyCAT: software for automatic peak selection and scoring of AFLP data tables. Molecular Ecology Resources 10: 385-388

Arthofer, W., D.N. Avtzis, M. Riegler & C. Stauffer (2010): Mitochondrial phylogenies in the light of pseudogenes and Wolbachia: re-assessment of a bark beetle dataset. ZooKeys 56: 269-280

Arthofer, W., L. Cadahia & L. Kruckenhauser (2010): Ten new microsatellite loci for analysis of genetic diversity in isolated populations of the Alpine land snail Cylindrus obtusus. Conservation Genetics 11: 1115-1118

Arthofer, W., S. Schüler, F.M. Steiner & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2010): Chloroplast DNA based studies in molecular ecology may be compromised by nuclear encoded plastid sequence. Molecular Ecology 19: 3853-3856

Avtzis, D.N., W. Arthofer, C. Stauffer, N. Avtzis & R. Wegensteiner (2010): Pityogenes chalcographus (Coleoptera, Scolytinae) at the southernmost borderline of Norway spruce (Picea abies) in Greece. Entomologia Hellenica 19: 3-13

Knapp, B.A., J. Seeber, A. Rief, E. Meyer & H. Insam (2010): Microbial community structure of the gut microbiota of Cylindroiulus fulviceps (Diplopoda) as revealed by molecular fingerprinting and cloning. Folia Microbiologica 55: 489-496

Schlick-Steiner, B.C., F.M. Steiner, B. Seifert, C. Stauffer, E. Christian & R.H. Crozier (2010): Integrative taxonomy: a multisource approach to exploring biodiversity. Annual Review of Entomology 55: 421-438

Seeber, J., A. Rief, G. Seeber, E. Meyer & M. Traugott (2010): Molecular identification of detritivorous soil invertebrates from their faecal pellets. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42: 1263-1267

Steiner, F.M., B. Seifert, K. Moder & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2010): A multisource solution for a complex problem in biodiversity research: description of the cryptic ant species Tetramorium alpestre sp.n. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 249: 223-254


Arthofer, W., S. Krumböck, H. Schuler, B. Rasool, M. Riegler, K. Köppler, K. & C. Stauffer (2009): Thirteen new microsatellite loci in Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera: Tephritidae), a model host species for Wolbachia symbiosis in field populations. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1460-1466

Arthofer, W., M. Riegler, D.N. Avtzis & C. Stauffer (2009): Evidence for low-titre infections in insect symbiosis: Wolbachia in the bark beetle Pityogenes chalcographus (Coleoptera, Scolytinae). Environmental Microbiology 11: 1923-1933

Arthofer, W., M. Riegler, D. Schneider, M. Krammer, W.J. Miller & C. Stauffer (2009): Hidden Wolbachia diversity in field populations of the European cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera, Tephritidae). Molecular Ecology 18: 3816-3830

Füreder, L., G. Carmignola, J. Dalla Via, W. Gallmetzer, M. Kiem, M. Morpurgo & B. Thaler (2009): Artenschutzprojekt Südtiroler Bachkrebs. Füreder, L.: Flusskrebse. Biologie – Ökologie – Gefährdung. Wien – Bozen: Folio, pp. 106-113

Knapp, B.A., S.M. Podmirseg, J. Seeber, E. Meyer & H. Insam (2009): Diet-related composition of the gut microbiota of Lumbricus rubellus as revealed by a molecular fingerprinting technique and cloning. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 41: 2299-2307

Knapp, B.A., J., Seeber, S.M. Podmirseg, E. Meyer, A. Rief & H. Insam (2009): Molecular fingerprinting analysis of the gut microflora of Cylindroiulus fulviceps (Diplopoda). Pedobiologia 52: 325-336

Qian, Z.-Q., Y.C. Crozier, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner & R.H. Crozier (2009): Characterization of expressed sequence tag (EST)-derived microsatellite loci in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Conservation Genetics 10: 1373-1376

Schuler, H., W. Arthofer, S. Krumböck, K. Köppler, H. Vogt, L.A.F. Teixeira, M. Riegler & C. Stauffer (2009): The bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia in the invasive cherry fruit fly Rhagoletis cingulata (Diptera, Tephritidae). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 17: 99-101

Seeber, J., R. Langel, E. Meyer & M. Traugott (2009): Dwarf shrub litter as food source for macro-decomposers in alpine pastureland. Applied Soil Ecology 41: 178-184

Seifert, B., B.C. Schlick-Steiner & F.M. Steiner (2009): Myrmica constricta Karavajev 1934 – a cryptic sister species of Myrmica hellenica Finzi, 1926 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Soil Organisms 81: 53-76

Steiner, F. M., R.H. Crozier & B.C. Schlick-Steiner (2009, “2010”): Colony structure. Lach, Lori; Parr, Catherine; Abbott, Kirsti: Ant Ecology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 177-193

Steiner, F.M., B.C. Schlick-Steiner & B. Seifert (2009): Morphology-based taxonomy is essential to link molecular research to nomenclature. Contributions to Natural History 12: 1295-1315

Steiner, F.M., B.C. Schlick-Steiner & H. Zettel, H. (2009): Editorial. Myrmecological News 12: I.


Cremer, S., L.V. Ugelvig, F.P. Drijfhout, B.C. Schlick-Steiner, F.M. Steiner, B. Seifert, D.P. Hughes, A. Schulz, K.S. Petersen, K.S., H. Konrad, C. Stauffer, K. Kiran, X. Espadaler, P. D’Ettorre, N. Aktaҫ, J. Eilenberg, G.R. Jones, D.R. Nash, J.S. Pedersen & J.J. Boomsma (2008): The evolution of invasiveness in garden ants. Public Library of Science One 3: art. e3838

Knapp, B.A., J. Seeber, S.M. Podmirseg, E. Meyer & H. Insam (2008): Application of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis for analysing the gut microflora of Lumbricus rubellus Hoffmeister under different feeding conditions. Bulletin of Entomological Research 98: 271-279

Seeber, J., G.U.H. Seeber, R. Langel, S. Scheu & E. Meyer (2008): The effect of macro-invertebrates and plant litter of different quality on the release of N from litter to plant on alpine pastureland. Biology and Fertility of Soils 44: 783-790

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