Thomas Eltz

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint (6R, 10R)-6,10,14-trimethylpentadecan-2-one, a dominant and behaviorally active component in male orchid bee fragrances
    Thomas Eltz
    Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatstrasse 1, Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 36:1322-6. 2010
  2. doi request reprint An olfactory shift is associated with male perfume differentiation and species divergence in orchid bees
    Thomas Eltz
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Dusseldorf, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Curr Biol 18:1844-8. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Reconstructing the pollinator community and predicting seed set from hydrocarbon footprints on flowers
    Sebastian Witjes
    Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Oecologia 166:161-74. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Chemical niche differentiation among sympatric species of orchid bees
    Yvonne Zimmermann
    Department of Neurobiology, Sensory Ecology Group, University of Düsseldorf Universitätstr I, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Ecology 90:2994-3008. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Reconstructing the pollinator community and predicting seed set from hydrocarbon footprints on flowers
    Sebastian Witjes
    Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Oecologia 165:1017-29. 2011
  6. pmc Enfleurage, lipid recycling and the origin of perfume collection in orchid bees
    Thomas Eltz
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf 40225, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2843-8. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Hydrocarbon footprints as a record of bumblebee flower visitation
    Sebastian Witjes
    Department of Neurobiology, Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 35:1320-5. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Foraging scent marks of bumblebees: footprint cues rather than pheromone signals
    Jessica Wilms
    Department of Neurobiology, Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 95:149-53. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Tracing pollinator footprints on natural flowers
    Thomas Eltz
    Department of Neurobiology, Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 32:907-15. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Species-specific antennal responses to tibial fragrances by male orchid bees
    Thomas Eltz
    Department of Neurobiology, Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 32:71-9. 2006

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Publications11

  1. doi request reprint (6R, 10R)-6,10,14-trimethylpentadecan-2-one, a dominant and behaviorally active component in male orchid bee fragrances
    Thomas Eltz
    Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatstrasse 1, Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 36:1322-6. 2010
    ..Its attractiveness to males suggests that low-volatility compounds have a function in male signals, e.g., serve as a "base note" in complex odor bouquets...
  2. doi request reprint An olfactory shift is associated with male perfume differentiation and species divergence in orchid bees
    Thomas Eltz
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Dusseldorf, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Curr Biol 18:1844-8. 2008
    ..However, the response of females to the diverged signals remains unknown...
  3. doi request reprint Reconstructing the pollinator community and predicting seed set from hydrocarbon footprints on flowers
    Sebastian Witjes
    Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Oecologia 166:161-74. 2011
    ..We suggest that quantifying cumulative footprint hydrocarbons provides a novel way to assess floral visitation by insects and can be used to predict seed set in pollen-limited plants...
  4. ncbi request reprint Chemical niche differentiation among sympatric species of orchid bees
    Yvonne Zimmermann
    Department of Neurobiology, Sensory Ecology Group, University of Düsseldorf Universitätstr I, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Ecology 90:2994-3008. 2009
    ..Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that male fragrance signals evolve to convey premating isolation...
  5. doi request reprint Reconstructing the pollinator community and predicting seed set from hydrocarbon footprints on flowers
    Sebastian Witjes
    Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Oecologia 165:1017-29. 2011
    ..We suggest that quantifying cumulative footprint hydrocarbons provides a novel way to assess floral visitation by insects, and that this method can be used to predict seed set in pollen-limited plants...
  6. pmc Enfleurage, lipid recycling and the origin of perfume collection in orchid bees
    Thomas Eltz
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf 40225, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2843-8. 2007
    ..This, and a prominent overlap in secretory products, led us to propose that perfume collection evolved from scent-marking in ancestral corbiculate bees...
  7. doi request reprint Hydrocarbon footprints as a record of bumblebee flower visitation
    Sebastian Witjes
    Department of Neurobiology, Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 35:1320-5. 2009
    ..The analysis of petal extracts by gas chromatography could provide a cheap and reliable way of quantifying bumblebee visits in landscape scale studies of pollination...
  8. ncbi request reprint Foraging scent marks of bumblebees: footprint cues rather than pheromone signals
    Jessica Wilms
    Department of Neurobiology, Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 95:149-53. 2008
    ..We conclude that repellent scent marks are mere footprints, which foraging bees avoid when they encounter them in a foraging context...
  9. ncbi request reprint Tracing pollinator footprints on natural flowers
    Thomas Eltz
    Department of Neurobiology, Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 32:907-15. 2006
    ..Continuous footprint accumulation necessitates new explanations concerning the reversibility of "repellent scent marks" of bumblebees...
  10. ncbi request reprint Species-specific antennal responses to tibial fragrances by male orchid bees
    Thomas Eltz
    Department of Neurobiology, Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 32:71-9. 2006
    ..Antennal specialization to conspecific bouquets adds additional strength to the argument that specificity is an important evolutionary aspect of euglossine tibial fragrances...
  11. ncbi request reprint Juggling with volatiles: exposure of perfumes by displaying male orchid bees
    Thomas Eltz
    Department of Neurobiology, Sensory Ecology Group, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 191:575-81. 2005
    ..Although the findings strengthen, the view that the volatiles serve as attractants in the context of mating behavior, the signal addressee, conspecific males or females, has yet to be found...