Marie Dacke

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dung beetles use the Milky Way for orientation
    Marie Dacke
    Department of Biology, Lund University, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Curr Biol 23:298-300. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Dung beetles ignore landmarks for straight-line orientation
    Marie Dacke
    Department of Biology, Lund Vision Group, Lund University, Sölvegatan 35, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 199:17-23. 2013
  3. pmc The dung beetle dance: an orientation behaviour?
    Emily Baird
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e30211. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Animal behaviour: insect orientation to polarized moonlight
    Marie Dacke
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, University of Lund, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Nature 424:33. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Visual orientation and navigation in nocturnal arthropods
    Eric Warrant
    Department of Biology, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
    Brain Behav Evol 75:156-73. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Bearing selection in ball-rolling dung beetles: is it constant?
    Emily Baird
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Sölvegatan 35, 22362, Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 196:801-6. 2010
  7. pmc Lunar orientation in a beetle
    Marie Dacke
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, University of Lund, Helgonavagen 3, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 271:361-5. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Diurnal dung beetles use the intensity gradient and the polarization pattern of the sky for orientation
    Basil El Jundi
    Department of Biology, Lund University, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Exp Biol 217:2422-9. 2014
  9. pmc Nocturnal insects use optic flow for flight control
    Emily Baird
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Biol Lett 7:499-501. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Dung beetles use their dung ball as a mobile thermal refuge
    Jochen Smolka
    Department of Biology, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden Electronic address
    Curr Biol 22:R863-4. 2012

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Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Dung beetles use the Milky Way for orientation
    Marie Dacke
    Department of Biology, Lund University, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Curr Biol 23:298-300. 2013
    ..This finding represents the first convincing demonstration for the use of the starry sky for orientation in insects and provides the first documented use of the Milky Way for orientation in the animal kingdom...
  2. doi request reprint Dung beetles ignore landmarks for straight-line orientation
    Marie Dacke
    Department of Biology, Lund Vision Group, Lund University, Sölvegatan 35, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 199:17-23. 2013
    ..To our knowledge, this is the only animal with a visual compass system that ignores the extra orientation precision that landmarks can offer...
  3. pmc The dung beetle dance: an orientation behaviour?
    Emily Baird
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e30211. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Animal behaviour: insect orientation to polarized moonlight
    Marie Dacke
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, University of Lund, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Nature 424:33. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Visual orientation and navigation in nocturnal arthropods
    Eric Warrant
    Department of Biology, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
    Brain Behav Evol 75:156-73. 2010
    ..These four classes of orientation--and their visual basis--are reviewed here, with special emphasis given to the best-understood animal systems that are representative of each...
  6. doi request reprint Bearing selection in ball-rolling dung beetles: is it constant?
    Emily Baird
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Sölvegatan 35, 22362, Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 196:801-6. 2010
    ..This strategy allows beetles to make an efficient escape from the dung pile while minimizing the chance of encountering competition...
  7. pmc Lunar orientation in a beetle
    Marie Dacke
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, University of Lund, Helgonavagen 3, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 271:361-5. 2004
    ..7 and 12.9, similar to values recorded in diurnal navigators. These results agree with earlier results suggesting that the detection and analysis of polarized skylight is similar in diurnal and nocturnal insects...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diurnal dung beetles use the intensity gradient and the polarization pattern of the sky for orientation
    Basil El Jundi
    Department of Biology, Lund University, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Exp Biol 217:2422-9. 2014
    ..This light-intensity cue was also found to be subordinate to the sun and could play a role in disambiguating the polarization signal, especially at low sun elevations. ..
  9. pmc Nocturnal insects use optic flow for flight control
    Emily Baird
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Biol Lett 7:499-501. 2011
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  10. doi request reprint Dung beetles use their dung ball as a mobile thermal refuge
    Jochen Smolka
    Department of Biology, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden Electronic address
    Curr Biol 22:R863-4. 2012
    ..We further demonstrate that the moist ball functions not only as a portable platform, but also as a heat sink, which effectively cools the beetle as it rolls or climbs onto it...
  11. doi request reprint Visual flight control in naturalistic and artificial environments
    Emily Baird
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Sölvegatan 35, 22362, Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 198:869-76. 2012
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  12. pmc Animal or plant: which is the better fog water collector?
    Thomas Nørgaard
    Biology Department, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e34603. 2012
    ..Up to now there is no indication of specialised surface properties on the grass leafs, but the steady run-off from the beetles could point to specific property adaptations of their elytra surface...
  13. pmc Elytra boost lift, but reduce aerodynamic efficiency in flying beetles
    L Christoffer Johansson
    Department of Biology, Lund University, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J R Soc Interface 9:2745-8. 2012
    ..77 at mid downstroke. This is lower than that found in birds and bats, suggesting that the extra weight support of the elytra comes at the price of reduced efficiency...
  14. ncbi request reprint Control of self-motion in dynamic fluids: fish do it differently from bees
    Christine Scholtyssek
    Vision Group, Department of Biology, Lund University, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Biol Lett 10:20140279. 2014
    ..This unexpected preference for strong optic flow cues may reflect an adaptation for self-motion control in water or in environments where visibility is limited. ..
  15. ncbi request reprint Visual training improves underwater vision in children
    Anna Gislén
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Helgonavagen 3, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Vision Res 46:3443-50. 2006
    ..The achieved performance can be explained by the combined effect of pupil constriction and strong accommodation...
  16. doi request reprint Vision and visual navigation in nocturnal insects
    Eric Warrant
    Department of Biology, University of Lund, S 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Annu Rev Entomol 56:239-54. 2011
    ..Exactly where in the visual system this summation takes place, and the nature of the neural circuitry that is involved, is currently unknown but provides a promising avenue for future research...
  17. doi request reprint Minimum viewing angle for visually guided ground speed control in bumblebees
    Emily Baird
    Lund University, Department of Biology, Helgonavagen 3, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Exp Biol 213:1625-32. 2010
    ..By measuring optic flow over a visual field that has a low minimum viewing angle, bumblebees are able to detect and respond to changes in the proximity of the environment well before they are encountered...
  18. ncbi request reprint Superior underwater vision in a human population of sea gypsies
    Anna Gislén
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Zoology Building, Lund University, Helgonavagen 3, Sweden
    Curr Biol 13:833-6. 2003
    ..This extreme reaction-which is routine in Moken children-is completely absent in European children. Because they are completely dependent on the sea, the Moken are very likely to derive great benefit from this strategy...
  19. ncbi request reprint Visual cues used by ball-rolling dung beetles for orientation
    Marcus Byrne
    Ecophysiological Studies Research Group, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Wits 2050, South Africa
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 189:411-8. 2003
    ..It is probable that phototactic orientation using the sun, which is widespread amongst arthropods, has been incorporated in the straight-line foraging behaviour that has evolved in ball-rolling dung beetles...