Publikationen in internationalen Fachzeitschriften und Büchern mit Peer-Review



Salem H, Biedermann PHW and Fukatsu T. 2023. ‘Diversity of beetles and associated microorganisms’. Frontiers in Microbiology 14. doi: 1252736.

DL Six, Biedermann PHW. 2023. ‘Fidelity or love the one you're with? Biotic complexity and tradeoffs can drive strategy and specificity in beetle‐fungus by‐product mutualisms’. Ecology and Evolution 13 (7). doi: e10345.

Frühbrodt T, Schebeck M, Andersson MN, Holighaus G, Kreuzwieser J, Biedermann PHW, Burzlaff T, Delb H. 2023. ‘Verbenone—the universal bark beetle repellent? Its origin, effects, and ecological roles‘. Journal of Pest Science 1-37.

Diehl J, Keller A, Biedermann PHW. 2023. ‘Comparing the succession of microbial communities throughout development in field and laboratory nests of the ambrosia beetle Xyleborinus saxesenii’. Frontiers in Microbiology 14. doi: 1151208.

Gugliuzzo A, Kreuzwieser J, Ranger CM, Tropea Garzia G, Biondi A, Biedermann PHW. 2023. ‘Volatiles of fungal cultivars act as cues for host-selection in the fungus-farming ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus germanus’. Frontiers in Microbiology 14. doi: 1151078.

Diehl JMC, Kassie D, Biedermann PHW. 2023. ‘Friend or foe: Ambrosia beetle response to volatiles of common threats in their fungus gardens’. Symbiosis p.353 – 358 89 (3). doi: 10.1007/s13199-023-00914-y.

Melet A, Leibold V, Schmitt T, Biedermann PHW. 2023. ‘Highly Diverse Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles but No Evidence for Aggression Towards Non-kin in the Ambrosia Beetle Xyleborinus Saxesenii’. doi: 10.21203/

Müller J, Mitesser O, Cadotte MW, van der Plas F, Mori AS, Ammer C, Biedermann PHW, . 2023. ‘Enhancing the structural diversity between forest patches—A concept and real‐world experiment to study biodiversity, multifunctionality and forest resilience across spatial scales’. Global Change Biology 29 (6), 1437-1450. doi: 10.1111/gcb.16564.

Schebeck M, Schopf A, Ragland GJ, Stauffer C, Biedermann PHW. 2023. ’Evolutionary ecology of the bark beetles Ips typographus and Pityogenes chalcographus’. Bulletin of Entomological Research 113 (1), 1-10. doi: 10.1017/S0007485321000353.

Ribeiro-Correia JP, Prospero S, Beenken L, Biedermann PHW, Blaser S., … . 2023. ’ Distribution of the invasive Anisandrus maiche (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) in Switzerland, first record in Europe of its ambrosia fungus Ambrosiella cleistominuta, and its new association with Xylosandrus crassiusculus’. bioRxiv, 2023.03. 30.534995. doi: 10.1101/2023.03.30.534995.


Müller J, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Ammer C, Eisenhauer N, Seidel D, Biedermann PHW, … . 2022. ‘BETA-FOR: Enhancing the structural diversity between patches for improving multidiversity and multifunctionality in production forests. Proposal for DFG Research Unit FOR 5375’. University of Wuerzburg. doi: 10.25972/OPUS-29084.

Schebeck M, Schopf A, Ragland GJ, Stauffer C, and Biedermann PHW. 2022. ‘Evolutionary ecology of the bark beetles Ips typographus and Pityogenes chalcographus’. Bulletin of Entomological Research. doi: 10.1017/S0007485321000353.

Diehl JMC, Kowallik V, Keller A, and Biedermann PHW. 2022. First experimental evidence for active farming in ambrosia beetles and strong heredity of garden microbiomes. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2022.07.27.501732

Mayers CG, Harrington T, and Biedermann PHW. 2022. ‘Mycangia Define the Diverse Ambrosia Beetle-Fungus Symbioses’. Pp. 105–42 in The convergent evolution of agriculture in humans and insects.



Patwa N, Ranger CM, Lehenberger M, Biedermann PHW, and Reding ME. 2021. ‘Stability of Nuclear and Mitochondrial Reference Genes in Selected Tissues of the Ambrosia Beetle Xylosandrus Germanus’. Insects12(12):1125. doi: 10.3390/insects12121125.

Walther C, Baumann P, Luck K, Rothe B, Biedermann PHW, Gershenzon J, Köllner TG, and Unsicker SB. 2021. ‘Volatile Emission and Biosynthesis in Endophytic Fungi Colonizing Black Poplar Leaves’. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry17(1):1698–1711. doi: 10.3762/bjoc.17.118.

Gugliuzzo A, Biedermann PHW, Carrillo D, Castrillo LA, Egonyu JP, Gallego D, Haddi K, Hulcr J, Jactel H, Kajimura H, Kamata N, Meurisse N, Li Y, Oliver JB, Ranger CM, Rassati D, Lukasz L. Stelinski, Roanne Sutherland, Giovanna Tropea Garzia, Mark G. Wright, and Biondi A. 2021. ‘Recent Advances toward the Sustainable Management of Invasive Xylosandrus Ambrosia Beetles’. Journal of Pest Science 94(3):615–37. doi: 10.1007/s10340-021-01382-3.

Lehenberger M, Foh N, Göttlein A, Six D, and Biedermann PHW. 2021. ‘Nutrient-Poor Breeding Substrates of Ambrosia Beetles Are Enriched With Biologically Important Elements’. Frontiers in Microbiology 12:927. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.664542.

Lehenberger M, Benkert M, and Biedermann PHW. 2021. ‘Ethanol-Enriched Substrate Facilitates Ambrosia Beetle Fungi, but Inhibits Their Pathogens and Fungal Symbionts of Bark Beetles’. Frontiers in Microbiology 11.

Biedermann PHW, Rohlfs M, McMahon DP, and Meunier J. 2021. ‘Editorial: Microbial Drivers of Sociality – From Multicellularity to Animal Societies’. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9.

Lehenberger M, Kandasamy D, Edelmann P, Hammerbacher A, Biedermann PHW, … 2021. ‘Working title: Volatiles and amino acids in bark and ambrosia beetle fungi’. Maximilian Lehenberger, 95.



Biedermann, PHW. 2020. ‘Cooperative Breeding in the Ambrosia Beetle Xyleborus Affinis and Management of Its Fungal Symbionts’. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8363.

Ibarra-Juarez LA., Burton MAJ, Biedermann PHW, Cruz L, Desgarennes D, Ibarra-Laclette E, Latorre A, Alonso-Sánchez A, Villafan E, Hanako-Rosas G, López L, Vázquez-Rosas-Landa M, Carrion G, Carrillo D, Moya A, and Lamelas A. 2020. ‘Evidence for Succession and Putative Metabolic Roles of Fungi and Bacteria in the Farming Mutualism of the Ambrosia Beetle Xyleborus Affinis’. MSystems 5(5):e00541-20. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00541-20.

Perlman S, Seipke R, Gutiérrez M, Clardy J, Currie C, Grubbs K, Surup F, Biedermann PHW, Mcdonald B, Klassen J, and Carlson C. 2020. ‘Cycloheximide-Producing Streptomyces Associated With Xyleborinus Saxesenii and Xyleborus Affinis Fungus-Farming Ambrosia Beetles’. Frontiers in Microbiology 11. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.562140.

Mayers CG, Harrington TC, Mcnew DL, Roeper RA, Biedermann PHW, Masuya H, and Bateman CC. 2020. ‘Four Mycangium Types and Four Genera of Ambrosia Fungi Suggest a Complex History of Fungus Farming in the Ambrosia Beetle Tribe Xyloterini’. Mycologia 112(6):1104–37. doi: 10.1080/00275514.2020.1755209.

Biedermann PHW., and Vega FE. 2020. ‘Ecology and Evolution of Insect–Fungus Mutualisms’. Annual Review of Entomology 65(1):431–55. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-011019-024910.

Biedermann PHW., and Nuotclà JA. 2020. ‘Social Beetles’. Pp. 1–8 in Encyclopedia of Social Insects, edited by C. K. Starr. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Nuotclà, JA, Biedermann PHW, and Taborsky M. 2019. ‘Pathogen Defence Is a Potential Driver of Social Evolution in Ambrosia Beetles’. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286(1917):20192332. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.2332.

Vega FE, and Biedermann PHW. 2020. ‘On Interactions, Associations, Mycetangia, Mutualists and Symbiotes in Insect-Fungus Symbioses’. Fungal Ecology 44:100909. doi: 10.1016/j.funeco.2019.100909.



Nuotclà JA, Biedermann PHW, Taborsky M. 2019. ‘Pathogen defence is a potential driver of social evolution in ambrosia beetles’. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286 (1917). doi: 20192332.

Biedermann PHW, Müller J, Grégoire J, Gruppe A, Hagge J, Hammerbacher A, Hofstetter RW, Kandasamy D, Kolarik M, Kostovcik M, Krokene P, Sallé A, Six D, Turrini T, Vanderpool D, Wingfield MJ, and Bässler C. 2019. ‘Bark Beetle Population Dynamics in the Anthropocene: Challenges and Solutions’. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 34(10):914–24. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2019.06.002.

Biedermann PHW, De Fine Licht H, and Rohlfs M. 2019. ‘Evolutionary Chemo-Ecology of Insect-Fungus Interactions: Still in Its Infancy but Advancing’. Fungal Ecology 38. doi: 10.1016/j.funeco.2018.11.010.

Lehenberger M., Thalhammer M, Benz JP, and Biedermann PHW. 2019. ‘- Take Good Care of My Fungi - Fungus-Spore Carrying Organs in Tryopodendron Ambrosia Beetles’. Mitteilungen Der Deutschen Gesellschaft Für Allgemeine Und Angewandte Entomologie 22.

Lehenberger M, Biedermann PHW, and Benz JP. 2019. ‘Molecular Identification and Enzymatic Profiling of Trypodendron (Curculionidae: Xyloterini) Ambrosia Beetle-Associated Fungi of the Genus Phialophoropsis (Microascales: Ceratocystidaceae)’. Fungal Ecology 38:89–97. doi: 10.1016/j.funeco.2018.07.010.

Seibold S, Müller J, Baldrian P, Cadotte MW, Štursová M, Biedermann PHW, Krah F, and Bässler C. 2019. ‘Fungi Associated with Beetles Dispersing from Dead Wood – Let’s Take the Beetle Bus!’ Fungal Ecology 39:100–108. doi: 10.1016/j.funeco.2018.11.016.

Biedermann PHW, Rohlfs M, Licht HHF. 2019. ‘From antagonism to mutualism: the chemical basis of insect-fungus interactions’. Fungal Ecology 38, 7-112.



Ranger CM, Biedermann PHW, Phuntumart V, Beligala GU, Ghosh S, Palmquist DE, Mueller R, Barnett J, Schultz PB, Reding ME, and Benz JP. 2018. ‘Symbiont Selection via Alcohol Benefits Fungus Farming by Ambrosia Beetles’. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences115(17):4447–52. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1716852115.

Lehenberger M, Benz JP, Mueller J, and Biedermann PHW. 2018. ‘Trypodendron Domesticum and Trypodendron Lineatum (Curculionidae; Scolytinae) Are Vectors of Xylobiont and Sapro-Xylobiont Fungi [in German with English Abstract]’. Mitteilungen Der Deutschen Gesellschaft Für Allgemeine Und Angewandte Entomologie.

van de Peppel LJJ, Aanen DK, and Biedermann PHW. 2018. ‘Low Intraspecific Genetic Diversity Indicates Asexuality and Vertical Transmission in the Fungal Cultivars of Ambrosia Beetles’. Fungal Ecology 32:57–64. doi: 10.1016/j.funeco.2017.11.010.

Birkemoe T, Jacobsen RM, Sverdrup-Thygeson A, and Biedermann PHW. 2018. ‘Insect-Fungus Interactions in Dead Wood Systems’. Pp. 377–427 in Saproxylic Insects: Diversity, Ecology and Conservation, Zoological Monographs, edited by M. D. Ulyshen. Cham: Springer International Publishing.


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Biedermann PHW and Rohlfs M. 2017. ‘Evolutionary Feedbacks between Insect Sociality and Microbial Management’. Current Opinion in Insect Science 22:92–100. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2017.06.003.

Vega FE, Simpkins A, Rodríguez-Soto MM, Infante F, and Biedermann PHW. 2017. ‘Artificial Diet Sandwich Reveals Subsocial Behaviour in the Coffee Berry Borer Hypothenemus Hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)’. Journal of Applied Entomology 141(6):470–76. doi: 10.1111/jen.12362.

Dohet L, Grégoire J, Berasategui A, Kaltenpoth M, and Biedermann PHW. 2016. ‘Bacterial and Fungal Symbionts of Parasitic Dendroctonus Bark Beetles’. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92(9):fiw129. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw129.

Mayers CG, McNew DL, Harrington TC, Roeper RA, Fraedrich SW, Biedermann PHW, Castrillo LA, and Reed SE. 2015. ‘Three Genera in the Ceratocystidaceae Are the Respective Symbionts of Three Independent Lineages of Ambrosia Beetles with Large, Complex Mycangia’. Fungal Biology 119(11):1075–92. doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2015.08.002.

Kirkendall LR, Biedermann PHW, and Jordal BH. 2015. ‘Evolution and Diversity of Bark and Ambrosia Beetles’. Pp. 85–156 in Bark Beetles, edited by F. E. Vega and R. W. Hofstetter. San Diego: Academic Press.

Flórez LV, Biedermann PHW, Engl T, and Kaltenpoth M. 2015. ‘Defensive Symbioses of Animals with Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Microorganisms’. Natural Product Reports 32(7):904–36. doi: 10.1039/C5NP00010F.

Biedermann PHW, and Kaltenpoth M. 2014. ‘New Synthesis: The Chemistry of Partner Choice in Insect-Microbe Mutualisms’. Journal of Chemical Ecology 40(2):99–99. doi: 10.1007/s10886-014-0382-8.

Aylward FO, Suen G, Biedermann PHW, Adams AS, Scott JJ, Malfatti SA, Glavina del Rio T, Tringe SG, Poulsen M, Raffa KF, Klepzig KD, and Currie CR. 2014. ‘Convergent Bacterial Microbiotas in the Fungal Agricultural Systems of Insects’. MBio 5(6):e02077-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02077-14.

Biedermann PHW. 2014. ‘Evolution of Cooperation in Ambrosia Beetles.’ Mitteilungen Der Deutschen Gesellschaft Für Allgemeine Und Angewandte Entomologie 19:191–202.

Nuotclá JA, Taborsky M, and Biedermann PHW. 2014. ‘The Importance of Blocking the Gallery Entrance in the Ambrosia Beetle Xyleborinus Saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera; Scolytinae)’. Mitteilungen Der Deutschen Gesellschaft Für Allgemeine Und Angewandte Entomologie 19:203–10. doi: 10.7892/boris.91479.

Biedermann PHW. 2014. ‘Fungiculturing Beetles: The Biology of Ambrosia Beetles and How to Observe Them’. Artenschutzreport33:43–45.

Biedermann PHW, Klepzig KD, Taborsky M, and Six DL. 2013. ‘Abundance and Dynamics of Filamentous Fungi in the Complex Ambrosia Gardens of the Primitively Eusocial Beetle Xyleborinus SaxeseniiRatzeburg (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae)’. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 83(3):711–23. doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12026.

Biedermann PHW 2012. ‘The Evolution of Cooperation in Ambrosia Beetles’, PhD-Thesis, University of Bern

Biedermann PHW, Peer K, and Taborsky M. 2012. ‘Female Dispersal and Reproduction in the Ambrosia Beetle Xyleborinus Saxesenii Ratzeburg (Coleoptera; Scolytinae)’. Mitteilungen Der Deutschen Gesellschaft Für Allgemeine Und Angewandte Entomologie 18:231–35.

De Fine Licht HH, and Biedermann PHW. 2012. ‘Patterns of Functional Enzyme Activity in Fungus Farming Ambrosia Beetles’. Frontiers in Zoology 9(1):13. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-9-13.

Grubbs KJ., Biedermann PHW, Suen G, Adams SM, Moeller JA, Klassen JL, Goodwin LA, Woyke T, Munk AC, Bruce D, Detter C, Tapia R, Han CS, and Currie CR. 2011. ‘Genome Sequence of Streptomyces Griseus Strain XylebKG-1, an Ambrosia Beetle-Associated Actinomycete’. Journal of Bacteriology 193(11):2890–91. doi: 10.1128/JB.00330-11.

Biedermann PHW, Klepzig KD, and Taborsky M. 2011. ‘Costs of Delayed Dispersal and Alloparental Care in the Fungus-Cultivating Ambrosia Beetle Xyleborus Affinis Eichhoff (Scolytinae: Curculionidae)’. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology65(9):1753–61.

Biedermann PHW, and Taborsky M. 2011. ‘Larval Helpers and Age Polyethism in Ambrosia Beetles’. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(41):17064–69. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1107758108.

Biedermann PHW. 2010. ‘Observations on Sex Ratio and Behavior of Males in Xyleborinus Saxesenii Ratzeburg (Scolytinae, Coleoptera)’. ZooKeys (56):253–67. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.56.530.

Biedermann PHW, Klepzig KD, and Taborsky M. 2009. ‘Fungus Cultivation by Ambrosia Beetles: Behavior and Laboratory Breeding Success in Three Xyleborine Species’. Environmental Entomology38(4):1096–1105. doi: 10.1603/022.038.0417.

Kärcher MH, Biedermann PHW, Hrassnigg N, and Crailsheim K. 2008. ‘Predator-Prey Interaction between Drones of Apis Mellifera Carnica and Insectivorous Birds’. Apidologie39(3):302–9. doi: 10.1051/apido:2008001.

Delhey K, Peters A, Biedermann PHW, and Kempenaers B. 2008. ‘Optical Properties of the Uropygial Gland Secretion: No Evidence for UV Cosmetics in Birds’. Naturwissenschaften95(10):939–46. doi: 10.1007/s00114-008-0406-8.

Biedermann PHW. 2007. ‘Social Behaviour in Sib Mating Fungus Farmers Intra-and Interspecific Cooperation in Ambrosia Beetles’, Masters‘ Thesis, University of Bern

Biedermann PHW. 2006. ‘Hidden Leks in the Yellow-Browed Warbler Phylloscopus Inornatus? - Investigations from the Khan Khentey Reserve (Mongolia)’. Acrocephalus27:128–29.


Populärwissenschaftliche Artikel

Virchow C, and Biedermann PHW. 2019. Vogelarten auf dem Campus der Universität Würzburg – Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und mögliche Zukunft. Jahrbuch der Ornithologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft in Unterfranken 2019: 61-62.

Wühl N and Biedermann PHW. 2019. Revier- und Habitatkartierung der Nachtigall Luscinia megarhynchos am Hubland Campus der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. Jahrbuch der Ornithologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft in Unterfranken 2019: 63-77.

Biedermann PHW. 2019.Wohnraumgeber wider Willen. Buchrezension zu „Faszinierende Pflanzengallen“. Biologie in Unserer Zeit 4: 2-3.

Biedermann PHW. 2018. Warum diese Käfer Alkohol lieben – und was wir von ihnen lernen können. Focus OnlineLink (11.4.2018)

Van de Peppel L, Wisselink M, Aanen DK and Biedermann PHW. 2017. Genetic diversity in fungal symbionts of ambrosia beetles in Europe. DGaaE Nachrichten

Uhe C and Biedermann PHW. 2016. Heimische Ambrosiakäfer: Sozialverhalten und Funktion im Ökosystem Wald. Artenschutzreport 35: 67-68. Jena, Germany.

Biedermann PHW. 2016. Verborgen unter Blattwerk. Buchrezension zu „Bäume und ihre Bewohner“. Spektrum der Wissenschaften 9/2016, 86.

Biedermann PHW. 2014. Käfer als Pilzzüchter – Biologie und Beobachtungsanleitung von Ambrosiakäfern. Artenschutzreport 33: 43-45. Jena, Germany.

Biedermann PHW. 2013. Käfer als fleißige Gärtner. ÖAW Young Science 30/5/2013, ORF Vienna.

Biedermann PHW. 2013. Kinderarbeit bei Gottes Käfern. Bild der Wissenschaften, Sonderbeilage.

Biedermann PHW and Kärcher MH. 2008. Weather-dependent activity and flying height of Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) and House Martins (Delichon urbica) in southwestern Styria. Egretta 50: 76-81.

Biedermann PHW. 2003. Die Kraniche der Welt. Zool. Newsletter 2; Landesmuseum Joanneum Graz.