Heike B. Feldhaar

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German zoologist.


  • Drescher J., N. Blüthgen, T. Schmitt, J. Bühler, H. Feldhaar (2010) Societies drifting apart: Behavioural, genetic and chemical differentiation between supercolonies in the Yellow Crazy Ant Anoplolepis gracilipes. PloS One 5: e13581
  • Türke M., B. Fiala, K.E. Linsenmair, H. Feldhaar (2010) Estimation of dispersal distances of the obligately plant-associated ant Crematogaster decamera. Ecological Entomology. Ecological Entomology 35: 662–671.
  • Sandberger L., H. Feldhaar, K.P. Lampert, D.K. Lamatsch, M.-O. Rödel (2010) Small, specialized and highly mobile? Population structure of a tree-hole breeding frog, Phrynobatrachus guineensis (Amphibia: Anura: Phrynobatrachidae). African Journal of Herpetology 59: 79–94.
  • Thomas M.L., K. Becker, K. Abbott, H. Feldhaar (2010) Supercolony mosaics: two different invasions by the yellow crazy ant, Anoplolepis gracilipes, on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Biological Invasions 12: 677–687.
  • Feldhaar H., G. Gebauer, N. Blüthgen (2010) Stable isotopes: Past and future in exposing secrets of ant nutrition. Myrmecological News 13: 3–13.
  • Stoll S., H. Feldhaar, R. Gross (2009) Promoter characterization in the AT-rich genome of the obligate endosymbiont. Blochmannia floridanus. Journal of Bacteriology 191: 3747–3751.
  • Feldhaar H., R. Gross (2009) Genome degeneration affects both extracellular and intracellular endosymbionts. Journal of Biology 8: 31.
  • Stoll S., H. Feldhaar, R. Gross (2009) Transcriptional profiling of the endosymbiont Blochmannia floridanus during different developmental stages of its ant host. Environmental Microbiology 11: 877–888.
  • Feldhaar H., R. Gross. (2009) Insects as hosts for mutualistic bacteria. International Journal of Medical Microbiology 299: 1–8.
  • Helmkampf M., J. Gadau, H. Feldhaar (2008) Population- and sociogenetic structure of Atta colombica (Formicidae, Myrmicinae) in the Barro Colorado Island area, Panama. Insectes Sociaux 55: 434–442.
  • Feldhaar H., R. Gross. (2008) Immune reactions of insects on bacterial pathogens and mutualists. Microbes & Infection 10: 1082–1088.
  • Gomez-Valero L., A. Latorre, R. Gil, J. Gadau, H. Feldhaar, F.J. Silva. (2008) Patterns and rates of nucleotide substitution, insertion and deletion in the endosymbiont of ants. Blochmannia floridanus. Molecular Ecology 17: 4382–4392.
  • Feldhaar H., S. Foitzik, J. Heinze (2008) Lifelong commitment to the wrong partner: Hybridization in ants. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 363: 2891–2899.
  • Pol R.G., J. Lopez de Casenave, H. Feldhaar, F. Milesi, J. Gadau (2008) Polyandry in two South American harvester ants. Insectes Sociaux 55: 91–97.
  • Feldhaar H., J. Straka, M. Krischke, K. Berthold, S. Stoll, M.J. Mueller, R. Gross (2007) Nutritional upgrading for an omnivorous carpenter ants by the endosymbiont Blochmannia. BMC Biology 5: 48.
  • Wilting A., V.A. Buckley-Beason,H. Feldhaar, J. Gadau, S.J. O’Brien, K.E. Linsenmair (2007) Clouded leopard phylogeny revisited: support for species and subspecies recognition. Frontiers in Zoology 4: 15.
  • Drescher J., N. Blüthgen, H. Feldhaar (2007) Population structure and intraspecific aggression in the invasive ant species Anoplolepis gracilipes in Malaysian Borneo. Molecular Ecology 16: 1453–1465.
  • Straka J., H. Feldhaar (2007) Development of a chemically defined diet for ants. Insectes Sociaux 54: 100–104. Corrigendum in: Insectes Sociaux 54 (2): 202.
  • Stoll S., J. Gadau, R. Gross, H. Feldhaar (2007) Bacterial microflora associated with ants of the genus Tetraponera. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 90: 399–412.
  • Zientz E., I. Beyaert, R. Gross, H. Feldhaar (2006) Relevance of the endosymbiosis of Blochmannia floridanus and carpenter ants at different stages of the life cycle of the host. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72: 6027–6033.
  • Feldhaar H., J. Drescher, N. Blüthgen (2006) Characterization of microsatellite markers for the invasive ant species Anoplolepis gracilipes. Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 912–914.
  • Maschwitz U., H. Feldhaar, R.H.D. Disney (2006) A virgin killer: The phorid Trucidophora feldhaarae Disney sp. n. parasitizes female reproductives of obligate plant-ants of the genus Crematogaster (Diptera: Phoridae; Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Sociobiology 47: 811–828.
  • Jürgens A., H. Feldhaar, B. Feldmeyer, B. Fiala (2006) Chemical composition of leaf volatiles in Macaranga species (Euphorbiaceae) and their potential role as olfactory cues in host-localisation of foundress queens of specific ant partners. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 34: 97–113.
  • Zientz E., H. Feldhaar, S. Stoll, R. Gross. (2005) Insights into the microbial world associated with ants. Archives of Microbiology 184: 199–206.
  • Feldhaar H., B. Fiala, J. Gadau (2005). A shift in colony founding behaviour in the obligate plant-ant Crematogaster (Decacrema) morphospecies 2. Insectes Sociaux 52: 222–230.
  • Feldhaar H., B. Fiala, J. Gadau (2004). Characterization of microsatellite primers for plant-ants of the genus Crematogaster subgenus Decacrema. Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 409–411.
  • Feldhaar H., B. Fiala, Rosli bin Hashim, U. Maschwitz (2003). Patterns of the Crematogaster-Macaranga association: The ant partner makes the difference. Insectes Sociaux 50: 9–19.
  • Feldhaar H., B. Fiala, J. Gadau, Maryati Mohamed, U. Maschwitz (2003). Molecular phylogeny of Crematogaster subgenus Decacrema ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and the colonization of Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) trees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 27: 441–452.
  • Moog J., H. Feldhaar, U. Maschwitz (2002). On the caulinary domatia of the SE-Asian ant-plant Zanthoxylum myriacanthum Wall. ex Hook. f. (Rutaceae) and the protection against herbivory. Sociobiology 40 (3): 547–574.
  • Feldhaar H., B. Fiala, Rosli bin Hashim, U. Maschwitz (2000). Maintaining an ant-plant symbiosis: secondary polygyny in the Macaranga triloba-Crematogaster sp. association. Naturwissenschaften 87: 408–411.
  • Feldhaar H., J. Stein (1998). Stress proteins and molecular chaperones - protectors of intestinal epithelial damage? Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie 36: 193–195.
  • Feldhaar H., J. Gadau, B. Fiala. (2010) Speciation in obligately plant-associated Crematogaster ants: Host-distribution rather than adaption towards specific hosts drives the process. In: Evolution in Action - Adaptive Radiations and the Origins of Biodiversity. Ed.: M. Glaubrecht. Springer, Berlin, Germany. pp. 193-213.
  • Blüthgen N., H. Feldhaar. (2010) Food and Shelter: How resources influence ant ecology. In: Ant ecology. Eds. Lach, L., C. Parr and K. Abbott. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K. pp. 115-136.
  • Feldhaar H., R. Gross. (2009) Insect Symbionts. In: Intracellular niches of pathogens – a microbe`s guide through the host cell. Eds. Haas, A., and U.E. Schaible. Wiley-VCH Publishers, Weinheim, Germany. pp. 547-563.