Publications of the Schlupp lab members

 

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Book Chapters
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Color codes for main research areas:
Maintenance of Sex
Cave Biology / Extremophiles

 

Hot News

in press Horstkotte J, Riesch R, Plath M
& Jäger P
Predation by three species of spiders on a cavefish (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae) in a Mexican sulfur cave
Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society

in press Plath M, Riesch R, Oranth A, Dzienko J, Karau N, Schießl A, Stadler S, Wigh A, Zimmer C, Arias-Rodriguez L, Schlupp I
& Tobler M
Complementary effect of natural and sexual selection against immigrants maintains differentiation between locally adapted fish
Naturwissen-
schaften

in press
Plath M, Stange D, Riesch R
& Oetken M
Do cave mollies (Poecilia mexicana) obtain information about the resource value of food patches from shoal mates?
Bulletin of Fish
Biology


2010 Fischer C & Schlupp I
Feeding rates in the sailfin molly Poecilia latipinna and its coexisting sexual parasite, the gynogenetic Amazon molly Poecilia formosa
Journal of Fish Biology
77:
285–291
2010 Riesch R, Oranth A, Dzienko J, Karau N, Schießl A, Stadler S, Wigh A, Zimmer C, Arias–Rodriguez L, Schlupp I & Plath M
Extreme habitats are not refuges: poeciliids suffer from increased aerial predation risk in sulfidic, southern Mexican habitats
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

101
: 417–426
2010 Schlupp I, Riesch R, Tobler M,
Plath M, Parzefall J & Schartl M
A novel, sexually selected trait in poeciliid fishes: Female preference for mustache-like, rostral filaments in male Poecilia sphenops
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
64:
1849–1855
2010 Costa GC & Schlupp I
Biogeography of the Amazon molly: ecological niche and range limits of an asexual hybrid species
Global Ecology and Biogeography
19:
442-451
2010 A.M. Makowicza, M. Plath, I. Schlupp Using video playback to study the effect of an audience on male mating behavior in the Sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna) Behavioural Processes
85:
36-41
2010 Martin Plath, Bernd Hermann, Christiane Schroder, Rudiger Riesch, Michael Tobler, Francisco J Garcia de Leon, Ingo Schlupp and Ralph Tiedemann Locally adapted fish populations maintain small-scale genetic differentiation despite perturbation by a catastrophic flood event BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:
256
2010 Riesch R, Plath M,
García de León FJ & Schlupp I
Convergent life-history shifts: toxic environments result in big babies in two clades of poeciliids Naturwissen-
schaften
97:
133-141
2010
Riesch R, Plath M & Schlupp I Toxic hydrogen sulfide and dark caves: life-history adaptations to extreme environments in a livebearing fish (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae) Ecology 91:
1494-1505
2010
Riesch R, Plath M, Schlupp I
& Marsh-Matthews E
Matrotrophy in the cave molly: an unexpected provisioning strategy in an extreme environment Evolutionary Ecology 24:
789-801
2010
Schlupp I
Mate choice and the Amazon molly: how sexuality and unisexuality can coexist
Journal of Heredity
101:
S55-S61
2010
Schlupp I, Taebel-Hellwig A
& Tobler M
Equal fecundity in asexual and sexual mollies (Poecilia)
Environmental Biology of Fishes
88:
201-206
2010
Schulz-Mirbach T, Ladich F,
Riesch R & Plath M
Otolith morphology and hearing abilities in cave- and surface-dwelling ecotypes of the Atlantic molly, Poecilia mexicana (Teleostei: Poeciliidae)
Hearing Research
267:
137-148
2010
Tobler M & Schlupp I Differential susceptibility to food stress in neonates of sexual and asexual mollies (Poecilia, Poeciliidae) Evolutionary Ecology 24:
39-47
2009 Lamatsch DK, Lampert KP,
Fischer P, Geiger M, Schlupp I
& Schartl M
Diploid Amazon mollies (Poecilia formosa) show higher fitness than triploids in clonal competition experiments Evolutionary Ecology 23:
687-697
2009
Langerhans RB & Makowicz M Shared and unique features of morphological differentiation between predator regimes in
Gambusia caymanensis
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22:
2231-2242
2009
Riesch R, Duwe V, Herrmann N, Padur L, Ramm A, Scharnweber K, Schulte M, Schulz-Mirbach T,
Ziege M & Plath M
Variation along the shy-bold continuum in extremophile fishes (Poecilia mexicana,
Poecilia sulphuraria)
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63:
1515-1526
2009
Schlupp I Behaviour of fishes in the sexual/unisexual mating system of the Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa) Advances in the Study of Behavior 39:
153-183
2009
Tobler M, Riesch R, Tobler CM,
Schulz-Mirbach T & Plath M
Natural and sexual selection against immigrants maintains differentiation among micro-allopatric populations Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22:
2298-2304

Peer-reviewed Publications

1990 Schartl M, Nanda I, Schlupp I,
Parzefall J, Schmid M
& Epplen JT
Genetic variation in the clonal vertebrate Poecilia formosa is limited to few truly hypervariable loci Fingerprint News 2:
22-24
1991 Schartl M, Schlupp I, Schartl A,
Meyer MK, Nanda I, Schmid M,
Epplen JT & Parzefall J

On the stability of dispensable constituents of the eucariotic genome: Stability of coding sequences versus truly hypervariable sequences in a clonal vertebrate, the Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 88:
8759-8763
1991
Schlupp I, Parzefall J
& Schartl M
Male mate choice in mixed bisexual/unisexual breeding complexes of Poecilia (Teleostei: Poeciliidae) Ethology 88:
215-222
1992 Schlupp I, Parzefall J, Epplen JT, Nanda I, Schmid M & Schartl M Pseudomale behaviour and spontaneous masculinization in the all - female teleost Poecilia formosa (Teleostei: Poeciliidae) Behaviour 122:
88-104
1993 Uiblein F, Durand J, Schlupp I, Juberthie C & Parzefall J Optomotor response in Proteus anguinus grafted with an eye of the epigean salamander Euproctus asper Memoires de Biospeologie 20:
265-267
1994 Schlupp I & Podloucky R Changes in breeding site fidelity: A combined study of conservation and behaviour in the Common Toad, Bufo bufo Biological Conservation 69:
285-291
1994
Schlupp I, Marler C & Ryan MJ Benefit to Male Sailfin Mollies of Mating with Heterospecific Females Science 263:
373-374
1995 Nanda I, Schartl M, Feichtinger W, Schlupp I, Parzefall J & Schmid M Chromosomal evidence for laboratory synthesis of a triploid hybrid between the gynogenetic teleost Poecilia formosa and its host species Journal of Fish Biology 47:
619-623
1995
Schartl M, Nanda I, Schlupp I, Wilde B, Epplen JT, Schmid M
& Parzefall J
Incorporation of subgenomic amounts of DNA as compensation for mutational load in a gynogenetic fish Nature 373:
68-71
1995
Schartl M, Wilde B, Schlupp I & Parzefall J Evolutionary origin of a parthenoform, the Amazon molly, P. formosa, on the basis of a molecular genealogy Evolution 49:
827-835
1996 Schlupp I & Ryan MJ Mixed species shoals and the maintenance of a sexual-asexual mating system in two species of mollies Animal Behaviour 52:
885-890
1996
Schlupp I, Parzefall J, Epplen JT
& Schartl M
Limia vittata as host species for the Amazon Molly, Poecilia formosa: no evidence for sexual reproduction Journal of Fish Biology 48:
792-795
1997 Altschmied J, Hornung U,
Schlupp I, Gadau J, Kolb R
& Schartl M
Rapid isolation of PCR-suited DNA laboratory and field work BioTechniques 23:
228-229
1997
Döbler M, Schlupp I
& Parzefall J
Changes in mate choice with spontaneous masculinisation in P. formosa Abstract Advances in Ethology 32:
p. 204
1997
Schartl A, Nanda I, Wacker R, Hornung U, Müller-Hermelink H-K, Schlupp I, Parzefall J, Schmid M
& Schartl M
Susceptibility to the development of pigment cell tumors in a clone of the Amazon Molly, Poecilia formosa, introduced through a microchromosome Cancer Research 57:
2993-3000
1997
Schlupp I & Ryan MJ Male Sailfin Mollies (Poecilia latipinna) copy the mate choice of other males Behavioral Ecology 8:
104-107
1998 Schlupp I, Nanda I, Döbler M, Lamatsch DK, Epplen JT,
Parzefall J, Schmid M & Schartl M
Dispensable and indispensable genes in the Amazon molly Poecilia formosa Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 80:
193-198
1998
Schlüter A, Parzefall J
& Schlupp I
Female preference for symmetrical vertical bars in male Sailfin Mollies (Poecilia latipinna) Animal Behaviour 56:
147-153
1999 Körner K, Lütjens O, Parzefall J
& Schlupp I
The role of experience in mate preferences of the unisexual Amazon molly Behaviour 136:
257-268
1999
Landmann K, Parzefall J
& Schlupp I
A sexual preference in the Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa Environmental Biology of Fishes 56:
325-331
1999
Schlupp I, Waschulewski M
& Ryan MJ
Female preferences for naturally occurring novel male traits Behaviour 136:
519-527
2000 Gonçalves DM, Oliveira RF,
Körner KE, Poschadel J
& Schlupp I
Using video playbacks to study visual communication in a marine fish, Salaria pavo Animal Behaviour 60:
351-357
2000
Oliveira RF, McGregor PK, Schlupp I & Rosenthal GG Video playback techniques in behavioural research Acta Ethologica 3:
1
2000
Oliveira RF, Rosenthal GG,
Schlupp I, McGregor PK, Cuthill I, Endler JA, Fleishman L, Zeil J, Barata E, Burford F, Gonçalves D, Haley M, Jakobsson S, Jennions M, Körner KE, Lindström L, Peake T, Pilastro A, Pope D, Roberts S,
Rowe C, Smith J & Waas J
Considerations on the use of video-playback as visual stimuli: the Lisbon workshop consensus Acta Ethologica 3:
61-65
2000
Schlupp I Are there lessons from negative results in studies using video playback? Acta Ethologica 3:
9-13
2001 Schlupp I, McKnab R & Ryan MJ Sexual harassment as a cost for sailfin molly females: bigger males cost less Behaviour 138:
277-286
2002 Niemeitz A, Kreutzfeldt R,
Schartl M, Parzefall J & Schlupp I
Male mating behaviour of a molly, Poecilia latipunctata: a third host for the asexual Amazon molly Acta Ethologica 5:
45-49
2002
Plath M, Körner KE, Schlupp I
& Parzefall J
Sex recognition and female preferences of Cave mollies Poecilia mexicana in light and darkness Memoires de Biospeologie 28:
163–167
2002
Schlupp I, Parzefall J & Schartl M Biogeography of the Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa Journal of Biogeography 29:
1-6
2002
Witte K & Schlupp I An unusual foraging strategy in ducks (Aves: Anatidae) Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 35:
10-11
2003 Gonçalves DM, Oliveira RF,
Körner KE & Schlupp I
Intersexual copying by sneaker males of the peacock blenny Animal Behaviour 65:
355-361
2003
Plath M, Körner KE, Parzefall J
& Schlupp I
Persistence of a visually mediated mating preference in the Cave molly Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Subterranean Biology 1:
93–97
2003
Plath M, Parzefall J & Schlupp I The role of sexual harassment in cave- and surface-dwelling populations of the Atlantic molly, Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54:
303-309
2003
Plath M, Wiedemann K,
Parzefall J & Schlupp I
Sex recognition in surface- and cave-dwelling male Atlantic mollies Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Behaviour 140:
765–781
2004 Arndt M, Parzefall J & Plath M Does sexual experience influence mate choice decisions in cave molly females (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae, Teleostei)? Subterranean Biology 2:
53-58
2004
Lamatsch DK, Nanda I,
Schlupp I, Epplen JT, Schmid M
& Schartl M
Distribution and stability of supernumerary mircochromosomes in natural populations of the Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa Cytogenetics and Genome Research 106:
189–194
2004
Plath M Cave molly females (Poecilia mexicana) avoid parasitised males Acta Ethologica 6:
47-51
2004
Plath M, Arndt M, Parzefall J
& Schlupp I
Size-dependent male mating behaviour in the Cave molly, Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Subterranean Biology 2:
59-64
2004
Plath M, Brümmer A & Schlupp I Sexual harassment in a live-bearing fish (Poecilia mexicana): Influence of population-specific male mating behaviour Acta Ethologica 7:
65–72
2004
Plath M, Parzefall J, Körner KE
& Schlupp I
Sexual selection in darkness: Surface and cave dwelling Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) females prefer the same male trait Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 55:
596-601
2004
Plath M, Tobler M & Schlupp I Cave fish looking for mates: a visual mating preference in surface and cave dwelling Atlantic mollies (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae) Zeitschrift für Fischkunde 7:
61-69
2004
Plath M, Wiedemann K
& Parzefall J
Cave molly males (Poecilia mexicana) do not recognise receptive females without body contact Natura Croatica 13:
105-108
2004
Timmermann M, Schlupp I
& Plath M
Evolution of shoaling behaviour in a cave-dwelling barb, Garra barreimiae (Cyprinidae, Teleostei) Acta Ethologica 7:
59-64
2005 Plath M, Heubel KU,
García de León FJ & Schlupp I
Cave molly females like well-fed males Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58:
144-151
2005
Plath M, Heubel KU & Schlupp I Field observations on male mating behavior in surface- and cave-dwelling Atlantic mollies (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae) Zeitschrift für Fischkunde 7:
113-119
2005
Plath M, Körner K, Möller A
& Schlupp I
Imperfect signal transmission and female mate choice in surface- and cave-dwelling Atlantic mollies P. mexicana Subterranean Biology 3:
57-62
2005
Riesch R, Arndt M & Plath M Non-visual localisation of a conspecific male by surface- and cave-dwelling Atlantic molly females (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Natura Croatica 14:
47-51
2005
Schlupp I The evolutionary ecology of gynogenesis Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics 36:
399-417
2005
Schlupp I & Plath M Male mate choice and sperm allocation in a sexual/asexual mating complex of Poecilia (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Biology Letters 1:
169-171
2005
Tiedemann R, Moll K, Paulus KB
& Schlupp I
New microsatellite loci confirm hybrid origin, parthenogenetic inheritance, and mitotic gene conversion in the gynogenetic Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa) Molecular Ecology Notes 5:
586–589
2005
Tobler M Feigning death in the Central American cichlid Parachromis friedrichsthalii Journal of Fish Biology 66:
877-881
2005
Tobler M & Schlupp I Parasites in sexual and asexual mollies (Poecilia, Poeciliidae, Teleostei): a case for the Red Queen? Biology Letters 1:
166-168
2005
Tobler M, Wahli T & Schlupp I Comparison of parasite communities in sympatric and allopatric populations of sexual and asexual mollies of the genus Poecilia (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Journal of Fish Biology 67:
1072-1082
2005
Tobler M, Wiedemann K
& Plath M
Homosexual behaviour in a cavernicolous fish, Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Zeitschrift für Fischkunde 7:
95-
2006
Heubel K & Schlupp I Turbidity affects association behaviour of male Poecilia latipinna Journal of Fish Biology 68:
555-568
2006
Körner KE, Schlupp I, Plath M
& Loew ER
Spectral sensitivity of mollies: comparing surface- and cave-dwelling Atlantic mollies, Poecilia mexicana Journal of Fish Biology 69:
54-65
2006 Plath M, Brümmer A, Parzefall J
& Schlupp I
Size-dependent male mating behaviour and sexual harassment in a population of Atlantic mollies (Poecilia mexicana) from a sulphur creek Acta Ethologica 9:
15-21
2006 Plath M, Körner KE, Möller A
& Schlupp I
Imperfect signal transmission and female mate choice in surface- and cave-dwelling Atlantic mollies, Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Subterranean Biology 3:
57-62
2006 Plath M, Rohde M, Schröder T, Taebel-Hellwig A & Schlupp I Female mating preferences in blind cave tetras Astyanax fasciatus (Characidae, Teleostei) Behaviour 143:
15-32
2006 Plath M, Seggel U, Burmeister H, Heubel KU & Schlupp I Choosy males from the underground: Male mate choice in surface- and cave-dwelling Atlantic mollies, Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Naturwissen-
schaften
93:
103-109
2006 Plath M & Tobler M Coercive mating and genitalia size in two populations of a livebearing toothcarp (Poecilia mexicana): do cave molly males have shorter gonopodia? Zeitschrift für Fischkunde 8:
103-106
2006 Riesch R, Ford JKB
& Thomsen F
Stability and group-specificity of stereotyped whistles in resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) off Vancouver Island, British Columbia Animal Behaviour 71:
79-91
2006 Riesch R, Schlupp I & Plath M Influence of male competition on male mating behaviour in the cave molly, Poecilia mexicana Journal of Ethology 24:
27-31
2006 Riesch R, Schlupp I, Tobler M
& Plath M
Species recognition in surface- and cave-dwelling Atlantic mollies, Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 60:
794-802
2006 Schlupp I, Poschadel J, Tobler M
& Plath M
Male size polymorphism and testis weight in two species of mollies (Poecilia latipinna, P. mexicana, Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Zeitschrift für Fischkunde 8:
9-16
2006 Tobler M The eggspots of cichlids: Evolution through sensory exploitation? Zeitschrift für Fischkunde 8:
39-46
2006 Tobler M, Burmeister H,
Schlupp I & Plath M
Regressive evolution of visually mediated preferences in the Cave molly (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Subterranean Biology 4:
59-65
2006 Tobler M, Plath M, Burmeister H
& Schlupp I
Black spots and female association preferences in a sexual/ asexual mating complex (Poecilia, Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 60:
159-165
2006 Tobler M, Schlupp I, Heubel KU, Riesch R, García de León FJ,
Giere O & Plath M
Life on the edge: Hydrogen sulfide and the fish communities of a Mexican cave and surrounding waters Extremophiles 10:
577-585
2007 Nanda I, Schlupp I, Lamatsch DK, Lampert KP, Schmid M
& Schartl M
Stable inheritance of host species-derived microchromosomes in the gynogenetic fish Poecilia formosa Genetics 177:
917-926
2007
Parzefall J, Kraus C, Tobler M
& Plath M
Photophilic behaviour in a cave fish, Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae) Journal of Fish Biology 71:
1225-1231
2007 Plath M & Tobler M Sex recognition in surface- and cave-dwelling Atlantic molly females (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae, Teleostei): influence of visual and non-visual cues Acta Ethologica 10:
81-88
2007 Plath M, Hauswaldt S, Moll K, Tobler M, García de León FJ, Schlupp I & Tiedemann R Local adaptation and pronounced genetic differentiation in an extremophile fish, Poecilia mexicana, inhabiting a Mexican cave with toxic hydrogen sulfide Molecular Ecology 16:
967-976
2007 Plath M, Makowicz AM,
Schlupp I & Tobler M
Sexual harassment in livebearing fishes (Poeciliidae): comparing courting and non-courting species Behavioral Ecology 18:
680-688
2007 Plath M, Tobler M, Riesch R, García de León FJ, Giere O
& Schlupp I
Survival in an extreme habitat: the role of behavior and energy limitation Naturwissen-
schaften
94:
991-996
2007 Plath M, Schlupp I, Parzefall J
& Riesch R
Female choice for large body size in the cave molly, Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei): Influence of sex- and species-specific cues Behaviour 144:
1147-1160
2007 Riesch R, Clifton J, Fisher J,
Forney A, Geurin E, Kuzmic A, Morris D, Riley M, Shelley C, Sivanesan E, Sprague T, Washington G, Williams D, Wong M & Spooner D
The role of habitat type and nutrient quality on invertebrate dispersal and diversity Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 87:
89-94
2007 Tobler M Reversed sexual dimorphism and female courtship in the Topaz cichlid, Archocentrus myrnae (Cichlidae, Teleostei), from Costa Rica Southwestern Naturalist 52:
371-377
2007 Tobler M & Schlupp I Influence of black spot disease on shoaling behaviour in female western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Environmental Biology of Fishes 81:
29-34
2007 Tobler M, Schlupp I, García de León FJ, Glaubrecht M & Plath M Extreme habitats as refuge from parasite infections? Evidence from an extremophile fish Acta Oecologica 31:
270-275
2007 Tobler M, Schlupp I & Plath M Predation of cave fish (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae) by a giant water-bug (Belostoma, Belostomatidae) in a Mexican sulfur cave Ecological Entomology 32:
492-495
2008 Fischer C & Schlupp I Predation as a potential mechanism allowing asexual mollies to invade sexual mollies Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 88:
1-8
2008
Franssen C, Tobler M, Riesch R, García de León FJ, Tiedemann R, Schlupp I & Plath M Sperm production in an extremophile fish, the cave molly (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Aquatic Ecology 42:
685-692
2008 Heubel KU & Schlupp I Seasonal plasticity in male mating preferences
in sailfin mollies
Behavioral Ecology 19:
1080-1086
2008 Heubel KU, Hornhardt K,
Ollmann T, Parzefall J, Ryan MJ
& Schlupp I
Geographic variation in female mate-copying in the species complex of a unisexual fish, Poecilia formosa Behaviour 145:
1041-1064
2008 Hubbs C & Schlupp I Juvenile survival in a unisexual/sexual complex of mollies Environmental Biology of Fishes 83:
327-330
2008 Plath M Male mating behavior and costs of sexual harassment for females in cavernicolous and extremophile populations of Atlantic mollies (Poecilia mexicana) Behaviour 145:
73-98
2008 Plath M & Schlupp I Parallel evolution leads to reduced shoaling behavior in two cave dwelling populations of Atlantic mollies (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Environmental Biology of Fishes 82:
289-297
2008 Plath M & Schlupp I Misleading mollies - the effect of an audience on the expression of mating preferences Communicative & Integrative Biology 1:
199-203
2008 Plath M, Blum D, Schlupp I
& Tiedemann R
Audience effect alters mating preferences in a livebearing fish, the Atlantic molly, Poecilia mexicana Animal Behaviour 75:
21-29
2008 Plath M, Blum D, Tiedemann R
& Schlupp I
A visual audience effect in a cave fish Behaviour 145:
931-947
2008 Plath M, Richter S, Tiedemann R
& Schlupp I
Male Fish deceive Competitors about Mating Preferences Current Biology 18:
1138-1141
2008 Riesch R, Ford JKB & Thomsen F Whistle sequences in wild killer whales (Orcinus orca) Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 124:
1822-1829
2008 Riesch R, Schlupp I
& Plath M

Female sperm limitation in natural populations of a sexual/asexual mating complex (Poecilia latipinna, Poecilia formosa) Biology Letters 4:
266-269
2008 Schaschl H, Tobler M, Plath M,
Penn DJ & Schlupp I
Polymorphic MHC loci in an asexual fish, the amazon molly (Poecilia formosa; Poeciliidae) Molecular Ecology 17:
5220-5230
2008 Tobler M Divergence in trophic ecology characterizes colonization of extreme habitats Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 95:
517-528
2008 Tobler M & Schlupp I Expanding the horizon: the Red Queen and potential alternatives Canadian Journal of Zoology 86:
765-773
2008 Tobler M & Schlupp I Influence of black spot disease on shoaling behaviour in female Western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Environmental Biology of Fishes 81:
29-34
2008 Tobler M, Schlupp I & Plath M Does divergence in female mate choice affect male size distributions in two cave fish populations? Biology Letters 4:
452-454
2008 Tobler M, DeWitt TJ, Schlupp I, Garcia de Léon FG, Herrmann R, Feulner PGD, Tiedemann R
& Plath M
Toxic hydrogen sulfide and dark caves: Phenotypic and genetic divergence across two environmental gradients Poecilia mexicana Evolution 62:
2643-2659
2008 Tobler M, Franssen CM & Plath M Male-biased predation of a cave fish by a giant water bug Naturwissen-
schaften
95:
775-779
2008 Tobler M, Riesch R,
García de León FJ, Schlupp I
& Plath M
Two endemic and endangered fishes Poecilia sulphuraria and Gambusia eurystoma (Poeciliidae, Teleostei), as only survivors in a small sulfidic habitat Journal of Fish Biology 72:
523-533
2008 Tobler M, Riesch R, García de León FJ, Schlupp I & Plath M A new and morphologically distinct population of cavernicolous Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Environmental Biology of Fishes 82:
101-108
2008 Ziege M, Padur L, Duwe V,
Ramm A, Scharnweber K, Riesch R
& Plath M
Audience effect alters mate choice in male Heterophallus milleri (Poeciliidae) Bulletin of Fish Biology 10:
87-92
2009 Fischer C & Schlupp I Differences in thermal tolerance in coexisting sexual and asexual mollies (Poecilia, Poeciliidae, Teleostei) Journal of
Fish Biology
74:
1662-1668
2009
Lamatsch DK, Lampert KP,
Fischer P, Geiger M, Schlupp I
& Schartl M
Diploid Amazon mollies (Poecilia formosa) show higher fitness than triploids in clonal competition experiments Evolutionary Ecology 23:
687-697
2009 Langerhans RB & Makowicz M Shared and unique features of morphological differentiation between predator regimes in
Gambusia caymanensis
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22:
2231-2242
2009 Poschadel J, Plath M & Schlupp I Divergent female mating preference in a clonal fish Acta Ethologica 12:
55-60
2009 Riesch R, Duwe V, Herrmann N, Padur L, Ramm A, Scharnweber K, Schulte M, Schulz-Mirbach T,
Ziege M & Plath M
Variation along the shy-bold continuum in extremophile fishes (Poecilia mexicana,
Poecilia sulphuraria)
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63:
1515-1526
2009 Riesch R, Tobler M, Plath M
& Schlupp I
Offspring number in a livebearing fish (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae): reduced fecundity and reduced plasticity in a population of cave mollies Environmental Biology of Fishes 84:
89-94
2009 Schlupp I Behaviour of fishes in the sexual/unisexual mating system of the Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa) Advances in the Study of Behavior 39:
153-183
2009 Tobler M & Schlupp I Threatened fishes of the world: Poecilia latipunctata Environmental Biology of Fishes 85:
31-32
2009 Tobler M, Riesch RW, Tobler CM
& Plath M
Compensatory behavior in response to sulphide-induced hypoxia affects time budgets, feeding efficiency, and predation risk Evolutionary Ecology Research 11:
935-948
2009 Tobler M, Riesch R, Tobler CM,
Schulz-Mirbach T & Plath M
Natural and sexual selection against immigrants maintains differentiation among micro-allopatric populations Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22:
2298-2304
2010 Costa GC & Schlupp I
Biogeography of the Amazon molly: ecological niche and range limits of an asexual hybrid species
Global Ecology and Biogeography
19:
442-451
2010 Riesch R, Plath M,
García de León FJ & Schlupp I
Convergent life-history shifts: toxic environments result in big babies in two clades of poeciliids Naturwissen-
schaften
97:
133-141
2010
Riesch R, Plath M & Schlupp I Toxic hydrogen sulfide and dark caves: life-history adaptations to extreme environments in a livebearing fish (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae) Ecology 91:
1494-1505
2010
Riesch R, Plath M, Schlupp I
& Marsh-Matthews E
Matrotrophy in the cave molly: an unexpected provisioning strategy in an extreme environment Evolutionary Ecology 24:
789-801
2010
Schlupp I
Mate choice and the Amazon molly: how sexuality and unisexuality can coexist
Journal of Heredity
101:
S55-S61
2010
Schlupp I, Taebel-Hellwig A
& Tobler M
Equal fecundity in asexual and sexual mollies (Poecilia)
Environmental Biology of Fishes
88:
201-206
2010
Schulz-Mirbach T, Ladich F,
Riesch R & Plath M
Otolith morphology and hearing abilities in cave- and surface-dwelling ecotypes of the Atlantic molly, Poecilia mexicana (Teleostei: Poeciliidae)
Hearing Research
267:
137-148
2010
Tobler M & Schlupp I Differential susceptibility to food stress in neonates of sexual and asexual mollies (Poecilia, Poeciliidae) Evolutionary Ecology 24:
39-47

Book Chapters

Schlupp I (1997) Warum kopulieren Männchen bisexueller Poecilia - Arten mit den Weibchen des Amazonenkärpflings (Poecilia formosa)? In: FRANCK D, Einführung in die Verhaltensbiologie, Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart 191 - 193.

Schlupp I (2003) Die Liebe der Fische: Das ungewöhnliche Liebesleben des Amazonenkärpflings. Bookchapter for an exhibition catalogue on “Fishes” (with an insert by Rayne Hurzeler) Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth.

Schlupp I & Wanker R (2003) Entwicklungsethologie. In: Lehrbuch der Entwicklungspsychiatrie (HERPERTZ-DAHLMANN B, RESCH F, SCHULTE-MARKWORT M, WARNKE A (Hrsg.)). Schattauer Verlag Stuttgart 1-13. (second edition is coming in 2005)

Schlupp I (2004) Behavior of unisexual vertebrates with special focus on the Amazon molly. In: Enzyclopedia of Animal Behavior (2004) (edited by Mark Bekoff).

Matos RJ & Schlupp I (2005) Performing in front of an audience – signalers and the social environment. (April 2005) In: Animal Communication Networks (Ed.: McGregor, P.K.) Cambridge University Press, 63-83. (ISBN: 0521823617)

Further Publications

Schlupp I, Kietz M, Podloucky R & Stolz FM (1989) Pilot projekt Braken: preliminary results from the resettlement of adult toads to a substitute breeding site. In: LANGTON,T.E.S. (Ed.): Amphibians and Roads, Proceedings of the Toad Tunnel Conference, Rendsburg (FRG), 7.-8. January 1989. ACO Polymer Products Ltd., Shefford, England, 127-133.

Schlupp I, Podloucky R, Kietz M & Stolz FM (1990) Pilotprojekt "Braken": Erste Ergebnisse zur Neubesiedlung eines Ersatzlaichgewässers durch adulte Erdkröten (Bufo bufo L.). Informationsdienst Naturschutz Niedersachsen 10:12-18.

Schlupp I (1991) Besiedlung eines Ersatzlaichgewässers mittels Lernen durch adulte Erdkröten, Bufo bufo L.. Seevögel 12 (Sonderband 1):101-103.

Passenheim H, Podloucky R & Schlupp I (2001) Pilotprojekt Braken: Langzeitstudie über die Entwicklung einer Population von Erdkröten (Bufo bufo L.) in einem Ersatzlaichgewässer führt zu positiven Ergebnissen. In: UFZ Bericht 2/2001 (Gottschalk, E., Barkow, A., Mühlenberg, M. & Settele, J. (Eds.) pp 149-154.

Poschadel J & Plath M (2004) Gebirgsbäche und Tropfsteinhöhlen, die zwei Lebensräume des Pyrenäengebirgssalamanders Euproctus asper mit ersten Ergebnissen zu den Verwandtschaftsverhältnissen zwischen ober- und unterirdischen Populationen. Elaphe 4/04:59-67.

Poschadel J & Plath M (2004) Die zwei ungewöhnlichen Lebensräume des Pyrenäengebirgsmolches: Gebirgsbäche und Tropfsteinhöhlen. Höhlenkundliche Arbeitsgruppe Hessen- Info 3/04:14-21.
Cave Biology

Sachs-Ternes W, Jaschke T & Schlupp I (2004) Wanderaktivität und Mortalität von Amphibien vor und nach einer Straßensperrung: Erfahrungsbericht über den Erfolg einer Schutzmaßnahme. Natur und Landschaft 79/1:26-30.

Plath M, Tobler M, Riesch R, García de León FJ & Schlupp I (2006) Evolutionary biology meets the Cueva Villa Luz: Ichthyological research in a sulfidic cave in Tabasco. AMCS Newsletter (American Mexican Cave Society) 29:64-68.

Schlupp I, Riesch R & Tobler M (2007) Quick guide–Amazon mollies. Current Biology 17:R536-R537.

Further Publicationsh by our Collaborateurs

2006

Apio A, Plath M & Wronski T (2006) Localised defecation sites: a tactic to avoid re-infection by gastrointestinal tract parasites in bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)? Journal of Ethology 24:85-90.

Apio A, Plath M & Wronski T (2006) Patterns of variation in the infection with gastrointestinal tract parasites in bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus) in Queen Elisabeth National Park, Uganda. Journal of Helminthology 80:213-218.

Apio A, Plath M & Wronski T (2006) Foraging height levels and the risk of gastrointestinal parasitic infections of wild ungulates in an African savannah eco-system. Helminthologia 43:134-138.

Poschadel J, Meyer-Lucht Y & Plath M (2006) Response to chemical cues from conspecifics reflects male mating preference for large female size and male-male competition in the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis). Behaviour 143:569-587.

Poschadel JR, Rudolph A, Warbeck A & Plath M (2006) Influence of visual and chemical cues on the aggregation behavior of Pyrenean mountain newts, Euproctus asper (Urodela, Salamandridae). Subterranean Biology 3:63-68.

Wronski T & Plath M (2006) Mate availability and intruder pressure as determinants of territory size in male bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus). Acta Ethologica 9:37-42.

Wronski T, Apio A & Plath M (2006) The communicatory significance of localised defecation sites in bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 60:368-378.

Wronski T, Apio A & Plath M (2006) Activity patterns of bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus) in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Behavioural Processes 73:333-341.

Wronski T, Apio A, Baranga J & Plath M (2006) Scent marking and territorial defence in male bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus). Journal of Zoology 270:49-55.

Wronski T, Apio A, Wanker R & Plath M (2006) Behavioural repertoire of the bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus): agonistic behaviour, mating behaviour, and parent-offspring relations. Journal of Ethology 24:247-260.

Wronski T, Tiedemann R, Apio A & Plath M (2006) Cover, food, competitors and individual densities within bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus) female clan home ranges. Acta Theriologica 51:319-326.

2007

Apio A, Plath M, Tiedemann R & Wronski T (2007) Age-dependent mating tactics in male bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus). Behaviour 144:585-610.

Poschadel JR, Rudolph A & Plath M (2007) Non-visual mate choice in the Pyrenean mountain newt (Euproctus asper): females prefer small males. Acta Ethologica 10:35-40.

2008

Heubel KU & Plath M (2008) Influence of male harassment and female competition on female feeding behaviour in a sexual-asexual mating complex of mollies (Poecilia mexicana, P. formosa). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:1689-1699.

Horstkotte J & Plath M (2008) Divergent evolution of feeding substrate preferences in a phylogenetically young species flock of pupfish (Cyprinodon spp.). Naturwissenschaften 95:1175-1180.

Plath M & Strecker U (2008) Behavioral diversification in a young species flock of pupfish (Cyprinodon spp.): Shoaling and aggressive behavior. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:1727-1737.

Wronski T, Kabasa JD, Plath M & Apio A (2008) Object-horning as advertising and marking behaviour in male bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)? Journal of Ethology 26:165-173.

2009

Feulner PGD, Plath M, Engelmann J, Kirschbaum F & Tiedemann R (2009) Electrifying love: electric fish use species-specific discharge for mate recognition. Biology Letters 5:225-228.

Moodley Y, Bruford M, Bleidorn C, Wronski T, Apio A & Plath M (2009) Analysis of mitochondrial DNA data reveals non-monophyly in the bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus) complex. Mammalian Biology 74:418-422.

Timmermann M & Plath M (2009) Phototactic response and light sensitivity in an epigean and a hypogean population of a barb (Garra barreimiae, Cyprinidae). Aquatic Ecology 43:539-547.

Wronski T, Apio A & Plath M (2009) Absence of a dominance hierarchy confirms territorial organization in male bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus Pallas, 1766). African Journal of Ecology 47:261-266.

In thethe Media

Science News Magazine (Vol. 170, No. 18) on Tobler (2005) (pdf)

NewScientist (07 Dec 2007) on Plath et al. (2008) (article)

The Scientist (Vol. 22, Issue 7, page 17) (website / pdf)

The New York Times (05 Aug 2008) on Plath et al. (2008) Current Biol (article)

ScienceShots (05 Aug 2008) on Plath et al. (2008) Current Biol (article)

Nature (07 Aug 2008) on Plath et al. (2008) Current Biol (article)

Faculty of 1000 Biology on Plath et al. (2008) Current Biol (website)

Ärztezeitung.de (21 Aug 2008) on Tobler et al. (2008) Biol Lett (article)

AquaNet (25 May 2009) on Fischer & Schlupp (2009) J Fish Biol (article)

Kopalniawiedzy (30 June 2010) on Schlupp et al. (2010) Behav Ecol Sociobiol (article)

BBC News (28 June 2010) on Schlupp et al. (2010) Behav Ecol Sociobiol (article)