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55 Publications

2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6105   OA
Kutzer M, Kurtz J, Armitage SAO. 2019. A multi-faceted approach testing the effects of previous bacterial exposure on resistance and tolerance. Journal of Animal Ecology.
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2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6415
Cremer S. 2019. Pathogens and disease defense of invasive ants. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 33, 63–68.
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2019 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 6435
Casillas Perez BE. 2019. Collective defenses of garden ants against a fungal pathogen, IST Austria, 183p.
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2019 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 6552
Cremer S. 2019. Social immunity in insects. Current Biology. 29(11), R458–R463.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 617   OA
Kutzer M, Kurtz J, Armitage S. 2018. Genotype and diet affect resistance, survival, and fecundity but not fecundity tolerance. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 31(1), 159–171.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 194
Liutkeviciute Z, Gil Mansilla E, Eder T, Casillas Perez BE, Giulia Di Giglio M, Muratspahić E, Grebien F, Rattei T, Muttenthaler M, Cremer S, Gruber C. 2018. Oxytocin-like signaling in ants influences metabolic gene expression and locomotor activity. The FASEB Journal. 32(12), 6808–6821.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 29   OA
Viljakainen L, Jurvansuu J, Holmberg I, Pamminger T, Erler S, Cremer S. 2018. Social environment affects the transcriptomic response to bacteria in ant queens. Ecology and Evolution. 8(22), 11031–11070.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 55
Pull C, Metzler S, Naderlinger E, Cremer S. 2018. Protection against the lethal side effects of social immunity in ants. Current Biology. 28(19), R1139–R1140.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 413   OA
Konrad M, Pull C, Metzler S, Seif K, Naderlinger E, Grasse AV, Cremer S. 2018. Ants avoid superinfections by performing risk-adjusted sanitary care. PNAS. 115(11), 2782–2787.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 7
Stroeymeyt N, Grasse AV, Crespi A, Mersch D, Cremer S, Keller L. 2018. Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in a eusocial insect. Science. 362(6417), 941–945.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 426
Metzler S, Schrempf A, Heinze J. 2018. Individual- and ejaculate-specific sperm traits in ant males. Journal of Insect Physiology. 107, 284–290.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 616
Pull C, Ugelvig LV, Wiesenhofer F, Grasse AV, Tragust S, Schmitt T, Brown M, Cremer S. 2018. Destructive disinfection of infected brood prevents systemic disease spread in ant colonies. eLife. 7, e32073.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 806
Cremer S, Pull C, Fürst M. 2018. Social immunity: Emergence and evolution of colony-level disease protection. Annual Review of Entomology. 63, 105–123.
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2017 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 819   OA
Pull C. 2017. Disease defence in garden ants, IST Austria, 122p.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 732
Pull C, Cremer S. 2017. Co-founding ant queens prevent disease by performing prophylactic undertaking behaviour. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 17(1), 219.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 459   OA
Cremer S. 2017. Invasive Ameisen in Europa: Wie sie sich ausbreiten und die heimische Fauna verändern. Rundgespräche Forum Ökologie. 46, 105–116.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 734
Kennedy P, Baron G, Qiu B, Freitak D, Helantera H, Hunt E, Manfredini F, O’Shea Wheller T, Patalano S, Pull C, Sasaki T, Taylor D, Wyatt C, Sumner S. 2017. Deconstructing superorganisms and societies to address big questions in biology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 32(11), 861–872.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1006   OA
Greenwood J, Milutinovic B, Peuß R, Behrens S, Essar D, Rosenstiel P, Schulenburg H, Kurtz J. 2017. Oral immune priming with Bacillus thuringiensis induces a shift in the gene expression of Tribolium castaneum larvae. BMC Genomics. 18(1), 329.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 558
Futo M, Sell M, Kutzer M, Kurtz J. 2017. Specificity of oral immune priming in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Biology Letters. 13(12).
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 914   OA
Giehr J, Grasse AV, Cremer S, Heinze J, Schrempf A. 2017. Ant queens increase their reproductive efforts after pathogen infection. Royal Society Open Science. 4(7), 170547.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1255   OA
Peuß R, Wensing K, Woestmann L, Eggert H, Milutinovic B, Sroka M, Scharsack J, Kurtz J, Armitage S. 2016. Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule 1: Testing for a role in insect immunity, behaviour and reproduction. Royal Society Open Science. 3(4).
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1262   OA
Mcmahon D, Natsopoulou M, Doublet V, Fürst M, Weging S, Brown M, Gogol Döring A, Paxton R. 2016. Elevated virulence of an emerging viral genotype as a driver of honeybee loss. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 283(1833).
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1268
Milutinovic B, Kurtz J. 2016. Immune memory in invertebrates. Seminars in Immunology. 28(4), 328–342.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1202   OA
Milutinovic B, Peuß R, Ferro K, Kurtz J. 2016. Immune priming in arthropods: an update focusing on the red flour beetle. Zoology . 119(4), 254–261.
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1431   OA
Tartally A, Kelager A, Fürst M, Nash D. 2016. Host plant use drives genetic differentiation in syntopic populations of Maculinea alcon. PeerJ. 2016(3).
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2016 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1184   OA
Metzler S, Heinze J, Schrempf A. 2016. Mating and longevity in ant males. Ecology and Evolution. 6(24), 8903–8906.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1548   OA
Milutinovic B, Höfling C, Futo M, Scharsack J, Kurtz J. 2015. Infection of Tribolium castaneum with Bacillus thuringiensis: Quantification of bacterial replication within cadavers, transmission via cannibalism, and inhibition of spore germination. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81(23), 8135–8144.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1551   OA
El Masri L, Branca A, Sheppard A, Papkou A, Laehnemann D, Guenther P, Prahl S, Saebelfeld M, Hollensteiner J, Liesegang H, Brzuszkiewicz E, Daniel R, Michiels N, Schulte R, Kurtz J, Rosenstiel P, Telschow A, Bornberg Bauer E, Schulenburg H. 2015. Host–pathogen coevolution: The selective advantage of Bacillus thuringiensis virulence and its cry toxin genes. PLoS Biology. 13(6), 1–30.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1830   OA
Theis F, Ugelvig LV, Marr C, Cremer S. 2015. Opposing effects of allogrooming on disease transmission in ant societies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 370(1669).
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1993   OA
Konrad M, Grasse AV, Tragust S, Cremer S. 2015. Anti-pathogen protection versus survival costs mediated by an ectosymbiont in an ant host. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 282(1799).
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1850   OA
Novak S, Cremer S. 2015. Fungal disease dynamics in insect societies: Optimal killing rates and the ambivalent effect of high social interaction rates. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 372(5), 54–64.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1855   OA
Mcmahon D, Fürst M, Caspar J, Theodorou P, Brown M, Paxton R. 2015. A sting in the spit: Widespread cross-infection of multiple RNA viruses across wild and managed bees. Journal of Animal Ecology. 84(3), 615–624.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1831   OA
Kappeler P, Cremer S, Nunn C. 2015. Sociality and health: Impacts of sociality on disease susceptibility and transmission in animal and human societies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 370(1669), 20140116.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1887
Cremer S. 2014. Gemeinsame Krankheitsabwehr in Ameisengesellschaften. Zoologie., 23–30.
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2014 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 1395
Konrad M. 2014. Immune defences in ants: Effects of social immunisation and a fungal ectosymbiont in the ant Lasius neglectus, IST Austria, 131p.
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2014 | Book Chapter | IST-REx-ID: 1888
Cremer S. 2014. Soziale Immunität: Wie sich der Staat gegen Pathogene wehrt  Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Soziale Insekten in einer sich wandelnden Welt. , Rundgespräche der Kommission für Ökologie, vol. 43. 65–72.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2235   OA
Fürst M, Mcmahon D, Osborne J, Paxton R, Brown M. 2014. Disease associations between honeybees and bumblebees as a threat to wild pollinators. Nature. 506(7488), 364–366.
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2014 | Thesis | IST-REx-ID: 1404
Stock M. 2014. Evolution of a fungal pathogen towards individual versus social immunity in ants, IST Austria, 101p.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2161
Westhus C, Ugelvig LV, Tourdot E, Heinze J, Doums C, Cremer S. 2014. Increased grooming after repeated brood care provides sanitary benefits in a clonal ant. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 68(10), 1701–1710.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1998
El Masri L, Cremer S. 2014. Individual and social immunisation in insects. Trends in Immunology. 35(10), 471–482.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1905
Tobler M, Plath M, Riesch R, Schlupp I, Grasse AV, Munimanda G, Setzer C, Penn D, Moodley Y. 2014. Selection from parasites favours immunogenetic diversity but not divergence among locally adapted host populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27(5), 960–974.
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2086   OA
Wolf S, Mcmahon D, Lim K, Pull C, Clark S, Paxton R, Osborne J. 2014. So near and yet so far: Harmonic radar reveals reduced homing ability of Nosema infected honeybees. PLoS One. 9(8).
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1999
Stroeymeyt N, Casillas Perez BE, Cremer S. 2014. Organisational immunity in social insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 5(1), 1–15.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2284   OA
Tragust S, Ugelvig LV, Chapuisat M, Heinze J, Cremer S. 2013. Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13(1), 225.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2926
Tragust S, Mitteregger B, Barone V, Konrad M, Ugelvig LV, Cremer S. 2013. Ants disinfect fungus-exposed brood by oral uptake and spread of their poison. Current Biology. 23(1), 76–82.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2283
Pull C, Hughes W, Brown M. 2013. Tolerating an infection: an indirect benefit of co-founding queen associations in the ant Lasius niger . Naturwissenschaften. 100(12), 1125–1136.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3156
Ugelvig LV, Andersen A, Boomsma J, Nash D. 2012. Dispersal and gene flow in the rare parasitic Large Blue butterfly Maculinea arion. Molecular Ecology. 21(13), 3224–3236.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3132
Konrad M, Pamminger T, Foitzik S. 2012. Two pathways ensuring social harmony. Naturwissenschaften. 99(8), 627–636.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2938
Ugelvig LV, Cremer S. 2012. Effects of social immunity and unicoloniality on host parasite interactions in invasive insect societies. Functional Ecology. 26(6), 1300–1312.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3242   OA
Konrad M, Vyleta M, Theis F, Stock M, Tragust S, Klatt M, Drescher V, Marr C, Ugelvig LV, Cremer S. 2012. Social transfer of pathogenic fungus promotes active immunisation in ant colonies. PLoS Biology. 10(4), e1001300.
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