Matthias Wittlinger

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The ant odometer: stepping on stilts and stumps
    Matthias Wittlinger
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, D 89069 Ulm, Germany
    Science 312:1965-7. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The desert ant odometer: a stride integrator that accounts for stride length and walking speed
    Matthias Wittlinger
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, Albert Einstein Allee 11, D 89069 Ulm, Germany
    J Exp Biol 210:198-207. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Hair plate mechanoreceptors associated with body segments are not necessary for three-dimensional path integration in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis
    Matthias Wittlinger
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, Albert Einstein Allee 11, D 89069 Ulm, Germany
    J Exp Biol 210:375-82. 2007
  4. doi request reprint What counts for ants? How return behaviour and food search of Cataglyphis ants are modified by variations in food quantity and experience
    Siegfried Bolek
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, Ulm D 89069, Germany
    J Exp Biol 215:3218-22. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Establishing food site vectors in desert ants
    Siegfried Bolek
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, D 89069 Ulm, Germany
    J Exp Biol 215:653-6. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Estimation of homing distance in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, remains unaffected by disturbance of walking behaviour
    Kathrin Steck
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, D 89069 Ulm, Germany
    J Exp Biol 212:2893-901. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Nest and food search behaviour in desert ants, Cataglyphis: a critical comparison
    Sarah E Pfeffer
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, 89069, Ulm, Germany
    Anim Cogn 18:885-94. 2015
  8. pmc Re-visiting of plentiful food sources and food search strategies in desert ants
    Harald Wolf
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm Ulm, Germany
    Front Neurosci 6:102. 2012
  9. doi request reprint How to find home backwards? Locomotion and inter-leg coordination during rearward walking of Cataglyphis fortis desert ants
    Sarah E Pfeffer
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, Ulm D 89069, Germany
    J Exp Biol 219:2110-8. 2016
  10. doi request reprint How to find home backwards? Navigation during rearward homing of Cataglyphis fortis desert ants
    Sarah E Pfeffer
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, Ulm D 89069, Germany
    J Exp Biol 219:2119-26. 2016

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Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint The ant odometer: stepping on stilts and stumps
    Matthias Wittlinger
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, D 89069 Ulm, Germany
    Science 312:1965-7. 2006
    ..Travel distance is overestimated by experimental animals walking on stilts and underestimated by animals walking on stumps...
  2. ncbi request reprint The desert ant odometer: a stride integrator that accounts for stride length and walking speed
    Matthias Wittlinger
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, Albert Einstein Allee 11, D 89069 Ulm, Germany
    J Exp Biol 210:198-207. 2007
    ..The predicted changes in homing distance are in quantitative agreement with the experimental data, further supporting the pedometer hypothesis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Hair plate mechanoreceptors associated with body segments are not necessary for three-dimensional path integration in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis
    Matthias Wittlinger
    Department of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, Albert Einstein Allee 11, D 89069 Ulm, Germany
    J Exp Biol 210:375-82. 2007
    ..Animals that had performed the outbound journey with their gaster fixed in a horizontal position underestimated their homing so dramatically that this latter explanation cannot hold...
  4. doi request reprint What counts for ants? How return behaviour and food search of Cataglyphis ants are modified by variations in food quantity and experience
    Siegfried Bolek
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, Ulm D 89069, Germany
    J Exp Biol 215:3218-22. 2012
    ..The present results not only demonstrate how otherwise well-studied desert ants assess yield and experience with reliability of food sources, but also establish a model system for future study of how itemised food sources are exploited...
  5. doi request reprint Establishing food site vectors in desert ants
    Siegfried Bolek
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, D 89069 Ulm, Germany
    J Exp Biol 215:653-6. 2012
    ..Here, we demonstrate that desert ants consider, and indeed linearly average, both outbound and inbound travel for their return to a familiar feeder. This may be interpreted as a strategy to reduce navigation errors...
  6. doi request reprint Estimation of homing distance in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, remains unaffected by disturbance of walking behaviour
    Kathrin Steck
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, D 89069 Ulm, Germany
    J Exp Biol 212:2893-901. 2009
    ..This demonstrates a remarkable robustness of walking behaviour and homing, and it suggests that stride length is determined by robust signals of leg sense organs...
  7. doi request reprint Nest and food search behaviour in desert ants, Cataglyphis: a critical comparison
    Sarah E Pfeffer
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, 89069, Ulm, Germany
    Anim Cogn 18:885-94. 2015
    ..These results demonstrate both adaptability and high accuracy of the ants' search programme. ..
  8. pmc Re-visiting of plentiful food sources and food search strategies in desert ants
    Harald Wolf
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm Ulm, Germany
    Front Neurosci 6:102. 2012
    ..In summary, food searches of desert ants provide an unexpected wealth of features that may advance our understanding of search, navigation, and decision strategies. There are several aspects that warrant further scrutiny...
  9. doi request reprint How to find home backwards? Locomotion and inter-leg coordination during rearward walking of Cataglyphis fortis desert ants
    Sarah E Pfeffer
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, Ulm D 89069, Germany
    J Exp Biol 219:2110-8. 2016
    ..The individual legs act as separate units, most likely to better maintain stability during backward dragging. ..
  10. doi request reprint How to find home backwards? Navigation during rearward homing of Cataglyphis fortis desert ants
    Sarah E Pfeffer
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, Ulm D 89069, Germany
    J Exp Biol 219:2119-26. 2016
    ..These search loops were mainly centred around the drop-off position (and not around the nest position), and increased in length the closer the ants came to their fictive nest site. ..
  11. doi request reprint Optic flow odometry operates independently of stride integration in carried ants
    Sarah E Pfeffer
    Institute of Neurobiology, Ulm University, 89081 Ulm, Germany
    Science 353:1155-7. 2016
    ..Our results suggest a dual information channel that allows the ants to measure distances by strides and OF cues, although both systems operate independently and in a redundant manner. ..
  12. doi request reprint Homing distance in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, remains unaffected by disturbance of walking behaviour and visual input
    Matthias Wittlinger
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Ulm, D 89069 Ulm, Germany Electronic address
    J Physiol Paris 107:130-6. 2013
    ..The question of a possible interaction of optic flow input and stride integration remains open. ..