Group publications


Moor, H., A. Bergamini, C. Vorburger, R. Holderegger, C. Bühler, N. Bircher, and B. R. Schmidt. 2024. Building pondscapes for amphibian metapopulations. Conservation Biology: in press.

Hafer-Hahmann, N.
, and C. Vorburger. 2024. Parasitoid species diversity has no effect on protective symbiont diversity in experimental host-parasitoid populations. Ecology and Evolution: in press.

Khaliq, I, E. Chollet Ramampiandra, C. Vorburger, A. Narwani, and N. Schuwirth. 2024. The effect of water temperature changes on biological water quality assessment. Ecological Indicators 159: 111652.

Gimmi, E.
, and C. Vorburger. 2024. High specificity of symbiont-conferred resistance in an aphid-parasitoid field community. Journal of Evolutionary Biology: in press.

Sieber, N., A. King, R. Krieg, A. Zenker, C. Vorburger, and H. Hartikainen. 2024. Large scale eDNA monitoring of multiple aquatic pathogens as a tool to provide risk maps for wildlife diseases. Environmental DNA 6: e427.


Hertaeg, C., C. Vorburger, C. de Moraes, and M. Mescher. 2023. Effects of genotype and host environment on the cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of Lysiphlebus parasitoids and aggression by aphid-tending ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 290: 20231642.

Gimmi, E., J. Wallisch, and C. Vorburger. 2023. Defensive symbiosis in the wild: seasonal dynamics of parasitism risk and symbiont-conferred resistance. Molecular Ecology 32: 4063-4077.

McFadden, I. R., A. Sendek, ... C. Vorburger ... A. Narwani. 2023. Linking human impacts to community processes in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Ecology Letters 26: 203-218.


Tomanović, Ž, N. G. Kavallieratos, Z. Ye, E. P. Nika, A. Petrović, I Vollhardt, and C. Vorburger. 2022. Cereal Aphid Parasitoids in Europe (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae): Taxonomy, Biodiversity, and Ecology. Insects 13: 1142.

Moor, H., A. Bergamini, C. Vorburger, R. Holderegger, C. Bühler, S. Egger, and B. R. Schmidt. 2022. Bending the curve: Simple but massive conservation action leads to landscape-scale recovery of amphibians. PNAS 119: e2123070119.

Sendek, A., M. Baity-Jesi, F. Altermatt, M. K.-F. Bader, A. M. Liebhold, R. Turner, A. Roques, H. Seebens, P. Spaak, C. Vorburger, and E. G. Brockerhoff. 2022. Fewer non-native insects in freshwater than in terrestrial habitats across continents. Diversity and Distributions 28: 2303-2315.

Feijen, F., N. Zajac, C. Vorburger, I. Blasco-Costa, J. Jokela. 2022. Phylogeography and cryptic species structure of a locally adapted parasite in New Zealand. Molecular Ecology 31: 4112-4126.

Henry, Y., E. Brechbühler, and C. Vorburger. 2022. Gated communities: inter-and intraspecific diversity of endosymbionts across four sympatric aphid species. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10:816184.

Käch, H., S. Jud, and C. Vorburger. 2022. Similar cost of Hamiltonella defensa in experimental and natural aphid-endosymbiont associations. Ecology and Evolution 12: e8551.

Narayan, K. S., C. Vorburger, and N. Hafer-Hahmann. 2022. Bottom-up effect of host protective symbionts on parasitoid diversity: Limited evidence from two field experiments. Journal of Animal Ecology 91: 643-654.

Vorburger, C. 2022. Defensive symbionts and the evolution of parasitoid host specialization. Annual Review of Entomology 67: 329-346.

Sieber, N., H. Hartikainen, R. Krieg, A. Zenker, and C. Vorburger. 2022. Parasite DNA detection in water samples enhances crayfish plague monitoring in asymptomatic invasive populations. Biological Invasions 24: 281-297.


Gimmi, E., and C. Vorburger. 2021. Strong genotype-by-genotype interactions between aphid-defensive symbionts and parasitoids persist across different biotic environments. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 34: 1944-1953.

Lafuente, E., M. D. Lürig, M. Rövekamp, B. Matthews, C. Buser, C. Vorburger and K. Räsänen. 2021. Building on 150 years of knowledge: the freshwater isopod Asellus aquaticus as an integrative eco-evolutionary model system. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 748212.

Hertaeg, C., M. Risse, C. Vorburger, C. M. De Moraes, M. C. Mescher. 2021. Aphids harbouring different endosymbionts exhibit differences in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles that can be recognized by ant mutualists. Scientific Reports: 19559.

Käch, H., A. B. Dennis and C. Vorburger. 2021. Triple RNA-Seq characterizes aphid gene expression in response to infection with unequally virulent strains of the endosymbiont Hamiltonella defensa. BMC Genomics 22: 449.

Ulrich, G. F., N. Zemp, C. Vorburger and H. Boulain. 2021. Quantitative trait locus analysis of parasitoid counteradaptation to symbiont-conferred resistance. Heredity 127: 219–232.

Vorburger, C. 2021. Fragile Unterwasserwelt: Gewässer unter Druck. Ornis 2/21: 7-12. [PDF]

Hafer-Hahmann, N., and C. Vorburger. 2021. Positive association between the diversity of symbionts and parasitoids of aphids in field populations. Ecosphere 12:e03355.

Käch, H., and C. Vorburger. 2021. Horizontal transmission of the heritable protective endosymbiont Hamiltonella defensa depends on titre and haplotype. Frontiers in Microbiology 11: 628755.

Gauthier, J., H. Boulain, et al. 2021. Chromosomal scale assembly of parasitic wasp genome reveals symbiotic virus colonization. Communications Biology 4:104.


Sieber, N. M., H. Hartikainen, and C. Vorburger. 2020. Validation of an eDNA-based method for the detection of wildlife pathogens in water. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 141: 171-184.

Dennis, A. B., G. I. Ballestreros, ..., C. Hertäg, ..., C. Vorburger, F. Legeai, J. Gadau. 2020. Functional insights from the GC-poor genomes of two aphid parasitoids, Aphidius ervi and Lysiphlebus fabarum. BMC Genomics21: 376.

Hafer-Hahmann, N., and C. Vorburger. 2020. Parasitoids as drivers of symbiont diversity in an insect host. Ecology Letters 23: 1232-1241.

Matthews B., J. Jokela, A. Narwani, K. Räsänen, F. Pomati, F. Altermatt, P. Spaak, C.T. Robinson, and C. Vorburger. 2020. On biological evolution and environmental solutions. Science of the Total Environment 724: 138194.

Henry, Y., P. Tarapacki, and H. Colinet. 2020. Larval density affects phenotype and surrounding bacterial community without altering gut microbiota in Drosophila melanogaster. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 96: fiaa055.

Rossbacher, S., and C. Vorburger. 2020. Prior adaptation of parasitoids improves biological control of symbiont-protected pests. Evolutionary Applications 13: 1868-1876.

McLean A. H. C., J. Hrcek, B. J. Parker, H. Mathé-Hubert, H. Käch, C. Paine, and H. C. J. Godfray. 2020. Multiple phenotypes conferred by a single
insect symbiont are independent. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 287: 20200562.

Lüthi, M. N., C. Vorburger, and A. B. Dennis. 2020. A novel RNA virus in the parasitoid wasp Lysiphlebus fabarum: Genomic structure, prevalence, and transmission. Viruses 12: 59.

Henry, Y., J. Overgaard, and H. Colinet. 2020. Dietary nutrient balance shapes phenotypic traits of Drosophila melanogaster in interaction with gut microbiota. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A: 241: 110626.


Boulain, H., Legeai, F., Jaquiéry, J., Guy, E., Morlière, S., Simon, J.-C., and Sugio, A. 2019. Differential expression of candidate salivary effector genes in pea aphid biotypes with distinct host plant specificity. Frontiers in Plant Science 10: 1301.

Matthey-Doret, C., C. van der Kooi, D. Jeffries, J. Bast, A. B. Dennis, C. Vorburger, T. Schwander.
Mapping of multiple complementary sex determination loci in a parasitoid wasp. Genome Biology and Evolution 11: 2954-2962.

Näpflin, K., ..., Hafer-Hahmann, N., ... Edwards, S. V. 2019. Genomics of host-pathogen interactions: challenges and opportunities across ecological and spatiotemporal scales. PeerJ 7: e8013.

Mathé-Hubert, H., H. Käch, C. Hertäg
, J. Jaenike, and C. Vorburger. Non-random associations of maternally transmitted symbionts in insects: The roles of drift versus biased co-transmission and selection. Molecular Ecology 28:

Hafer-Hahmann, N.
2019. Behavior out of control: Experimental evolution of resistance to host manipulation. Ecology & Evolution 9: 7237-7245.

Mathé-Hubert, H., H. Käch, P. Ganesanandamoorthy, and C. Vorburger. 2019. Evolutionary costs and benefits of infection with diverse strains of Spiroplasma in pea aphids. Evolution 73: 1466-1481.

Hafer-Hahmann, N.
2019. Experimental evolution of parasitic host manipulation. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 286: 20182413.

Jamin, A., and C. Vorburger. 2019. Estimating costs of aphid resistance to parasitoids conferred by a protective strain of the bacterial endosymbiont Regiella insecticola. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 167: 252-260.

Hafer, N.
, and C. Vorburger. 2019. Diversity begets diversity: Do parasites promote variation in protective symbionts? Current Opinion in Insect Science 32: 8-14.


Vorburger, C., and S. J. Perlman. 2018. The role of defensive symbionts in host-parasite coevolution. Biological Reviews 93: 1747-1764.

Tomanović, Ž, M. Mitrović, A. Petrović, N. G. Kavallieratos, V. Žikić, A. Ivanović, E. Rakhshani, P. Starý, and C. Vorburger. 2018. Revision of the European Lysiphlebus species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) on the basis of COI and 28SD2 molecular markers and morphology. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 76: 179-213.

Hertäg, C.,
and C. Vorburger. 2018. Defensive symbionts mediate species coexistence in phytophagous insects. Functional Ecology 32: 1057-1064.
Käch, H.
, H. Mathé-Hubert, A. B. Dennis, and C. Vorburger. 2018. Rapid evolution of symbiont-mediated resistance compromises biological control of aphids by parasitoids. Evolutionary Applications 11: 220-230.

Vorburger, C. 2018. Symbiont-conferred resistance to parasitoids in aphids - Challenges for biological control. Biological Control 116: 17-26.


Dennis, A. B., V. Patel, K. M. Oliver, and C. Vorburger. 2017. Parasitoid gene expression changes after adaptation to symbiont-protected hosts. Evolution 71: 2599-2617.
Vorburger, C.
, J. Herzog, and R. Rouchet. 2017. Aphid specialization on different summer hosts is associated with strong genetic differentiation and unequal symbiont communities despite a common mating habitat.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 762-772.

Vorburger, C.
, G. Siegrist, and N. Rhyner. 2017. Faithful vertical transmission but ineffective horizontal transmission of bacterial endosymbionts during sexual reproduction of the black bean aphid, Aphis fabae. Ecological Entomology 42: 202-209.

Schillewaert, S., T. Parmentier, A. Vantaux, W. Van den Ende, C. Vorburger, and T. Wenseleers. 2017. The influence of facultative endosymbionts on honeydew carbohydrate and amino acid composition of the black bean aphid Aphis fabae. Physiological Entomology 42: 125-133.

Parreño, M. A., A. Ivanović, A. Petrović, V. Žikić, Ž. Tomanović, and C. Vorburger. 2017. Wing shape as a taxonomic trait: Separating genetic variation from host-induced plasticity in aphid parasitoids. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 180: 288-297.

Loxdale, H. D., O. Edwards, D. Tagu, and C. Vorburger. 2017. Population genetic issues: New insights using conventional molecular markers and genomics tools. In: R. Harrington and H. Van Emden (eds.). Aphids as Crop Pests, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press.

Gouskov, A., and C. Vorburger. 2017. Wasserkraftwerke prägen die populationsgenetische Struktur des Döbels (Squalius cephalus) im Einzugsgebiet des Hochrheins. Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft 10: 756-762.


Vorburger, C. and R. Rouchet. 2016. Are aphid parasitoids locally adapted to the prevalence of defensive symbionts in their hosts? BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 271.

Gouskov, A., and C. Vorburger. 2016. Postglacial recolonizations, watershed crossings and human translocations shape the distribution of chub lineages around the Swiss Alps. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 185.

Rothacher, L., M. Ferrer-Suay, and C. Vorburger. 2016. Bacterial endosymbionts protect aphids in the field and alter parasitoid community composition. Ecology 97: 1712–1723.

Wu, C, R. N. Crowhurst, A. B. Dennis, V. G. Twort, S. Liu, R. D. Newcomb, H. A. Ross, and T. R. Buckley. 2016. De novo transcriptome analysis of the common New Zealand stick insect Clitarchus hookeri (Phasmatodea) reveals genes involved in olfaction, digestion and sexual reproduction. PLoS One: e0157783.

MacMillan, H. A., J. M. Knee, A. B. Dennis, H. Udaka, K. E. Marshall, T. J. S. Merritt, and B. J. Sinclair. 2016. Cold acclimation wholly reorganizes the Drosophila melanogaster transcriptome and metabolome. Scientific Reports 6: 28999.

Gouskov, A., M. Reyes, L. Wirtner-Bitterlin, and C. Vorburger. 2016. Fish population genetic structure shaped by hydroelectric power plants in the upper Rhine catchment. Evolutionary Applications 9: 394-408.

Gouskov, A., and C. Vorburger. 2016. River fragmentation and fish population structure: A comparison of three Swiss Midland rivers. Freshwater Science 35: 689-700.


Dennis, A. B., L. T. Dunning, B. J. Sinclair, and T. R. Buckley. 2015. Parallel molecular routes to cold adaptation in eight genera of New Zealand stick insects. Scientific Reports 5: 13965-13965.

Petrović, A., M. Mitrović, A. Ivanović, V. Žikić, N. G. Kavallieratos, P. Starý, A. Mitrovski Bogdanović, Ž. Tomanović, and C. Vorburger. 2015. Genetic and morphological variation in sexual and asexual parasitoids of the genus Lysiphlebus – an apparent link between wing shape and reproductive mode. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 5.

Cayetano, L., L. Rothacher,
J.-C. Simon, and C. Vorburger. 2015. Cheaper is not always worse: Strongly protective isolates of a defensive symbiont are less costly to the aphid host. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 282: 20142333.

Cayetano, L.
and C. Vorburger. 2015. Symbiont-conferred protection against Hymenopteran parasitoids in aphids: how general is it? Ecological Entomology 40: 85-93.

Kaufmann, C., A. Mathis, and C. Vorburger. 2015. Sugar-feeding behaviour and longevity of European Culicoides biting midges. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 29: 17-25.


Wilson, A. C. C., R. N. Delgado, and C. Vorburger. 2014. Biased transmission of sex chromosomes in the aphid Myzus persicae is not associated with reproductive mode. PLoS One 9: e116348.

Rouchet, R., and C. Vorburger. 2014. Experimental evolution of parasitoid infectivity on symbiont-protected hosts leads to the emergence of genotype-specificity. Evolution 68: 1607-0616.

Vorburger, C., N. Rhyner, H. Hartikainen, and J. Jokela. 2014. A set of new and cross-amplifying microsatellite loci for conservation genetics of the endangered stone crayfish (Austrapotamobius torrentium). Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 629-631.

Mitrovski-Bogdanović, A., Ž. Tomanović, M. Mitrović, A. Petrović, A. Ivanović, V. Žikić, P. Starý and C. Vorburger. 2014. The Praon dorsale-yomenae complex s. str. (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae): species discrimination using geometric morphometrics and molecular markers with description of a new species. Zoologischer Anzeiger 253: 270-282.

Vorburger, C. 2014. The evolutionary ecology of symbiont-conferred resistance to parasitoids in aphids. Insect Science 21: 251-264.

Vorburger, C. 2014. Thelytoky and sex determination in the Hymenoptera: mutual constraints. Sexual Development 8: 50-58.

Dunning, L. T., A. B. Dennis, B. J. Sinclair, R. D. Newcomb, and T. R. Buckley. 2014. Divergent transcriptional responses to low temperature among populations of alpine and lowland species of New Zealand stick insects (Micrarchus). Molecular Ecology 23: 2712-2726.

Dennis, A. B., S. H. Loomis and M. E. Hellberg. 2014. Latitudinal variation in freeze tolerance in an intertidal marine snail (Melampus). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87: 517-526.


Cayetano, L., and C. Vorburger. 2013. Effects of heat shock on resistance to parasitoids and on life history traits in an aphid/endosymbiont system. PLoS One 8: e75966.

Mitrović, M., A. Petrović, N. G. Kavallieratos, P. Starý, O. Petrović-Obradović, Ž. Tomanović, and C. Vorburger. 2013. Geographic structure with no evidence for host-associated lineages in European populations of Lysiphlebus testaceipes, an introduced biological control agent. Biological Control 66: 150-158.

Cayetano, L., and C. Vorburger. 2013. Genotype-by-genoype specificity remains robust to average temperature variation in an aphid/endosymbiont/parasitoid system. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 1603-1610.

Vorburger, C., P. Ganesanandamoorthy, and M. Kwiatkowski. 2013. Comparing constitutive and induced costs of symbiont-conferred resistance to parasitiods in aphids. Ecology & Evolution 3: 706-713.

Schär, S., and C. Vorburger. 2013. Host specialization of parasitoids and their hyperparasitoids on a pair of syntopic aphid species. Bulletin of Entomological Research 103: 530-537.

Petrović, A., M. Mitrović, P. Starý, O. Petrović-Obradović, V. Zikić, Z. Tomanović, and C. Vorburger. 2013. Lysiphlebus orientalis, a new invasive parasitoid in Europe - evidence from molecular markers. Bulletin of Entomological Research 103: 451-457.

Mitrovski-Bogdanović, A., A. Petrović, M. Mitrović, A. Ivanović, V. Žikić, P. Starý, C. Vorburger, and Ž. Tomanović. 2013. Identification of two cryptic species within the Praon abjectum group (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) using molecular markers and geometric morphometrics. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106: 170-180.


Rouchet, R., and C. Vorburger. 2012. Strong specificity in the interaction between parasitoids and symbiont-protected hosts. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 2369-2375.

Kwiatkowski, M., J. Engelstädter, and C. Vorburger. 2012. On genetic specificity in symbiont-mediated host-parasite coevolution. PLoS Computational Biology 8(8): e1002633.

Gehrer, L., and C. Vorburger. 2012. Parasitoids as vectors of facultative bacterial endosymbionts in aphids. Biology Letters 8: 613-615.

Kwiatkowski, M., and C. Vorburger. 2012. Modelling the ecology of symbiont-mediated protection against parasites. American Naturalist 179: 595-605.

Razmjou, J. C. Vorburger, M. Mohammadi, and M. Hassanpour. 2012. Influence of vermicompost and cucumber cultivar on population growth of Aphis gossypii Glover. Journal of Applied Entomology 136: 568-575.

Hansen, A. K., C. Vorburger, and N. A. Moran. 2012. Genomic basis of endosymbiont-conferred protection against an insect parasitoid. Genome Research 22: 106-114.

Schmid, M., R. Sieber, Y.-S. Zimmermann, and C. Vorburger. 2012. Development, specificity and sublethal effects of symbiont-conferred resistance to parasitoids in aphids. Functional Ecology 26: 207-215.


Sandrock, C., B. Schirrmeister, and C. Vorburger. 2011. Evolution of reproductive mode variation and host associations in a sexual-asexual complex of aphid parasitoids. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 348.

Vorburger, C. 2011. Versteckte Helfer: Symbionten und ihr Einfluss auf Wirt-Parasit Beziehungen bei Insekten. Vierteljahresschrift der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zürich 156: 89-97.

Sandrock, C., J. Razmjou, and C. Vorburger. 2011. Climate effects on life cycle variation and population genetic architecture of the black bean aphid, Aphis fabae. Molecular Ecology 20: 4165-4181.

Cayetano, L., A. A. Maklakov, R. C. Brooks, and R. Bondurianski. 2011. Evolution of male and female genitalia following release from sexual selection. Evolution 65: 2171-2183.

Vorburger, C., and A. Gouskov. 2011. Only helpful when required: A longevity cost of harbouring defensive symbionts. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 1611-1617.

Luquet, E., C. Vorburger, F. Hervant, P. Joly, B. Kaufmann, D. S. Schmeller, J. P. Léna, O. Grolet, L. Konecny, and S. Plénet. 2011. Invasiveness of an introduced species: the role of hybridization and ecological constraints. Biological Invasions 13: 1901-1915.

Sandrock, C., and C. Vorburger. 2011. Single-locus recessive inheritance of asexual reproduction in a parasitoid wasp. Current Biology 21: 433-437.
This article was recommended by the Faculty of 1000:

Kwiatkowski, M., and I. Stark. 2011. On executable models of molecular evolution. In: Koeppl, H. et al. (eds.) WCSB Proceedings 2011, pp. 105-108. TICSP Series #57, Tampere, Finland. PDF

Engelstädter, J., C. Sandrock, and C. Vorburger. 2011. Contagious parthenogenesis, automixis, and a sex determination meltdown. Evolution 65: 501-511.


Sandrock, C., A. Gouskov, and C. Vorburger. 2010. Ample genetic variation but no evidence for genotype specificity in an all-parthenogenetic host-parasitoid interaction. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 578-585.

Castañeda, L. E., C. Sandrock, and C. Vorburger. 2010. Variation and covariation of life-history traits in aphids is related to infection with the facultative symbiont Hamiltonella defensa. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100: 237-247.

Razmjou, J., C. Vorburger, S. Moharramipour, S. Z. Mirhoseini, and Y. Fathipour. 2010. Host-associated differentiation and evidence for sexual reproduction in Iranian populations of the cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover (Homoptera: Aphididae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 134: 191-199.

Vorburger, C., L. Gehrer, and P. Rodriguez. 2010. A strain of the bacterial symbiont Regiella insecticola protects aphids against parasitoids. Biology Letters 6: 109-111.
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Vorburger, C., B. Eugster, J. Villiger, and C. Wimmer. 2010. Host genotype affects the relative success of competing lines of aphid parasitoids under superparasitism. Ecological Entomology 35: 77-83.


Bieri, A. P. S., S. A. Härri, C. Vorburger, and C. B. Müller. 2009. Aphid genotypes vary in their response to the presence of fungal endosymbionts in host plants. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 1775-1780.

Vorburger, C., C. Sandrock, A. Gouskov, L. E. Castañeda, and J. Ferrari. 2009. Genotypic variation and the role of defensive endosymbionts in an all-parthenogenetic host-parasitoid interaction. Evolution 63: 1439-1450.

Razmjou, J., C. Vorburger, H. Tavakkoli, and A. Fallahi. 2009. Comparative population growth parameters of two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) on different common bean cultivars. Systematic and Applied Acarology 14: 83-90.

Vorburger, C., D. S. Schmeller, H. Hotz, G.-D. Guex, and H.-U. Reyer. 2009. Masked damage: mutational load in hemiclonal water frogs. In: I. Schoen, K. Martens and P. Van Dijk, (eds.) Lost Sex – The Evolutionary Biology of Parthenogenesis. Springer. pp. 433-446.

Brede, N., C. Sandrock, D. Straile, P. Spaak, T. Jankowski, B. Streit, and K. Schwenk. 2009. The impact of human-made ecological changes on the
genetic architecture of Daphnia species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106: 4758–4763.


Vorburger, C., A. Gouskov and S. von Burg. 2008. Genetic covariation between effectiveness and cost of defence in aphids. Biology Letters 4: 674-676.

Vorburger, C. and N. Ramsauer. 2008. Genetic variation and covariation of aphid life-history traits across unrelated host plants. Bulletin of Entomological Research 98: 543-553.

von Burg, S., J. Ferrari, C. B. Müller, and C. Vorburger. 2008. Genetic variation and covariation of susceptibility to parasitoids in the aphid Myzus persicae – no evidence for trade-offs. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 275: 1089-1074.

Vorburger, C., S. E. Gegenschatz, G. Ranieri, and P. Rodriguez. 2008. Limited scope for maternal effects in aphid defence against parasitoids. Ecological Entomology 33: 189-196.


Herzog, J., C. B. Müller, and C. Vorburger. 2007. Strong parasitoid-mediated selection in experimental populations of aphids. Biology Letters 3: 667-669.

Sandrock, C., N. Frauenfelder, S. von Burg, and C. Vorburger. 2007. Microsatellite DNA markers for the aphid parasitoid Lysiphlebus fabarum and their applicability to related species. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 1080-1083.


Vorburger, C. 2006. Geographic parthenogenesis: recurrent patterns down under. Current Biology 16: R641-R643 (invited 'Dispatch' article).

Schmuki, C., C. Vorburger, D. Runciman, S. MacEachern, and P. Sunnucks. 2006. When log-dwellers meet loggers: impacts of forest fragmentation on two endemic log-dwelling beetles in south-eastern Australia. Molecular Ecology 15: 1481-1492.

Vorburger, C. 2006. Temporal dynamics of genotypic diversity reveal strong clonal selection in the aphid Myzus persicae. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 97-107.

Brede, N., A. Thielsch, C. Sandrock, P. Spaak, B. Keller, B. Streit, and K. Schwenk. 2006. Microsatellite markers for European Daphnia. Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 536-539.


Vorburger, C. 2005. Positive genetic correlations among major life-history traits related to ecological success in the aphid Myzus persicae. Evolution: 1006-1015.


Vorburger, C. 2004. Cold tolerance in obligate and cyclical parthenogens of the peach-potato aphid, Myzus persicae. Ecological Entomology 29: 498-505.


Vorburger, C., P. Sunnucks, and S. A. Ward. 2003. Explaining the coexistence of asexuals with their sexual progenitors: no evidence for general-purpose genotypes in obligate parthenogens of the peach-potato aphid, Myzus persicae. Ecology Letters 6: 1091-1098.

Vorburger, C., M. Lancaster, and P. Sunnucks. 2003. Environmentally related patterns of reproductive modes in the aphid Myzus persicae, and the predominance of two 'superclones' in Victoria, Australia. Molecular Ecology 12: 3493-3504.

Vorburger, C., and H.-U. Reyer. 2003. A genetic mechanism of species replacement in European waterfrogs? Conservation Genetics 4: 141-155.


Vorburger, C. 2001. Fixation of deleterious mutations in clonal lineages: evidence from hybridogenetic frogs. Evolution 55: 2319-2332.

Vorburger, C. 2001. Nonhybrid offspring from matings between hemiclonal hybrid waterfrogs suggest occasional recombination between clonal genomes. Ecology Letters 4: 628-636.

Vorburger, C. 2001. Heterozygous fitness effects of clonally transmitted genomes in waterfrogs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14: 602-610.

Vorburger, C. 2001. Genomic imprinting or mutation and interclonal selection in triploid hybrid frogs? A comment on Tunner. Amphibia-Reptilia 22: 263-265.

Vorburger, C. 2001. Testing for differences in larval life-history traits between male and female Rana ridibunda. Herpetologica 57: 133-138.

Anholt, B. R., C. Vorburger, and P. Knaus. 2001. Mark-recapture estimates of daily survival rates of two damselflies (Coenagrion puella and Ischnura elegans). Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 895-899.

Knaus, P. and C. Vorburger. 2001. Neuer Fundort von Sympecma paedisca (Brauer) in der Ostschweiz (Odonata: Lestidae). Libellula 20: 91-96.


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