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(27)        Thiel T., Brechtel A., Brückner A., Heethoff M., Drossel D. (in revision) The effect of reservoir-based chemical defense on predator-prey dynamics. Theo Ecol.

(26)        Brückner A., Kaltenpoth M., Heethoff M. (in revision) De novo biosynthesis of simple aromatic compounds by an arthropod (Archegozetes longisetosus).


(25)        Brückner A., Schuster R., Wehner K., Heethoff M. (in revision) Nutritional quality modulates intraspecific trait variability. Front Zool

(24)        Frank K., Brückner A., Blüthgen N., Schmitt T. (in revision) In search for cues: dung beetle attraction and the significance of volatile composition in dung. Chemoecology


(23)        Brückner A., Heethoff M., Norton R.A., Wehner K. (2018) Body size structure of oribatid mite communities in different microhabitats. Int J Acarol (online early)


(22)        Brückner A., Hoenle P.O., von Beeren C. (2018) Comparative chemical analysis of army ant mandibular gland volatiles (Formicidae: Dorylinae). PeerJ 6:e5319


(21)        Heethoff M.*, Brückner A.*, Schmelzle S.*, Schubert M.*, Bräuer M., Meusinger R., Dötterl S., Norton R.A., Raspotnig G. (2018) Life as a fortress – Structure, function, and adaptive values of morphological and chemical defense in the oribatid mite Euphthiracarus reticulatus (Actinotrichida).  BMC Zoology 3:7 *=joined first authors


(20)        Rosumek F.B., Blüthgen N., Brückner A., Menzel F., Gebauer G., Heethoff M. (2018) Unveiling community patterns and trophic niches of tropical and temperate ants using an integrative framework of field data, stable isotopes and fatty acids. PeerJ 6:e5467


(19)        Wehner K., Heethoff M., Brückner A. (2018) Seasonal fluctuation of oribatid mite communities in forest microhabitats. PeerJ 


(18)        Brückner A., Schuster R., Smit T., Heethoff M. (2018) Imprinted or innate food preferences in the model mite Archegozetes longisetosus (Actinotrichida, Oribatida, Trhypochthoniidae). Soil Org 90: 23-26

(17)        Wehner K., Heethoff M., Brückner A. (2018) Sex ratios of oribatid mites differ among microhabitats. Soil Org 90: 13-22


(16)        Brückner A., Schuster R., Wehner K., Heethoff M. (2018) Effects of nutritional quality on the reproductive biology of Archegozetes longisetosus (Actinotrichida, Oribatida, Trhypochthoniidae). Soil Org 90: 1-12


(15)        von Beeren C., Brückner A., Maruyama M., Burke G., Wieschollek J., Kronauer J.C. (2018). Chemical and behavioral integration of army ant-associated rove beetles - a comparison between specialists and generalists. Front Zool 15:8


(14)        Brückner A., Heethoff M. (2018). Nutritional effects on chemical defense alter predator-prey dynamics. Chemoecology 28: 1-9


(13)        Brückner, A., Schuster, R., Smit, T., Pollierer, M.M., Schäffler, I., Heethoff, M. (2018) Track the snack - olfactory cues shape foraging behaviour of decomper soil mites (Oribatida). Pedobiologia 66: 74-80



(12)        Brückner A., Klompen H., Bruce A.I., Hashim R., von Beeren C. (2017)  Infection of army ant pupae by two new parasitoid mites (Mesostigmata: Uropodina). PeerJ 5:e3870


(11)        Kühsel S., Brückner A., Schmelzle S., Heethoff M., Blüthgen N. (2017) Surface area – volume ratios in insects. Insect Sci 24: 829-841


(10)        Frank K.*, Brückner A.*, Hilpert A., Heethoff M., Blüthgen N. (2017) Nutrient quality of vertebrate dung as a diet for dung beetles. Sci Rep 7:12141 *=joined first authors


(9)           Brückner A., Hilpert A., Heethoff M. (2017) Biomarker function and nutritional stoichiometry of neutral lipid fatty acids and amino acids in oribatid mites. Soil Biol Biochem 115:35-43


(8)           Rosumek F.B.*, Brückner A.*, Blüthgen N., Menzel F., Heethoff M. (2017) Patterns and dynamics of neutral lipid fatty acids in ants - implications for ecological studies. Front Zool 14:36 *=joined first authors


(7)           Brückner A., Heethoff M. (2017) The ontogeny of oil gland chemistry in the oribatid mite Archegozetes longisetosus Aoki (Oribatida, Trhypochthoniidae). Int J Acarol 43(5): 337-342


(6)           Brückner, A., Heethoff, M., Blüthgen, N. (2017) The relationship between epicuticular long-chained hydrocarbons and surface area - volume ratios in insects (Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera). Plos One 12: e0175001


(5)           Brückner, A.*, Raspotnig, G.*, Wehner, K., Meusinger, R., Norton, R.A., Heethoff, M. (2017) Storage and release of hydrogen cyanide in a chelicerate (Oribatula tibialis). PNAS 114(13): 3469-3472 *=joined first authors


(4)           Brückner A., Heethoff M. (2017) A chemo-ecologists’ practical guide to compositional data analysis. Chemoecology 27: 33-46



(3)           Brückner A., Wehner K., Neis M., Heethoff M. (2016) Attack and defense in a gamasid-oribatid mite predator-prey experiment – sclerotization outperforms chemical repellency. Acarologia 56: 451-461


(2)           Brückner A., Heethoff M. (2016) Scent of a mite – Origin and chemical characterization of the lemonlike flavor of mite-ripened cheeses. Exp Appl Acarol 69: 249-261



(1)           Brückner A., Stabentheiner E., Leis H.-J., Raspotnig G. (2015) Chemical basis of unwettability in Liacaridae (Acari, Oribatida): specific variations of a cuticular acid/ester-based system. Exp Appl Acarol 66(3): 313-335