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Publications:  Prof Lars Chittka

Chittka L(2020). The secret lives of bees as horticulturists?. Science vol. 368, (6493) 824-825.
Chittka L(2020). Bumblebees use sequential scanning of countable items in visual patterns to solve numerosity tasks. Integrative and Comparative Biology
Loukola OJ, Gatto E, Hijar-Islas AC, Chittka L(2020). Selective interspecific information use in the nest choice of solitary bees. ANIMAL BIOLOGY vol. 70, (2) 215-225.
Chittka L (2020). The Mind of the Bee. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. vol. 60, E37-E37.
Solvi C, Gutierrez Al-Khudhairy S, Chittka L(2020). Bumble bees display cross-modal object recognition between visual and tactile senses. Science vol. 367, 910-912.
Chittka L, Giurfa M, Riffell JA(2019). Editorial: The Mechanisms of Insect Cognition. Frontiers in Psychology vol. 10,
Makinson JC, Woodgate JL, Reynolds A, Capaldi EA, Perry CJ, Chittka L(2019). Harmonic radar tracking reveals random dispersal pattern of bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queens after hibernation. Scientific Reports vol. 9, (1)
Vasas V, Peng F, MaBouDi HD, Chittka L(2019). Randomly weighted receptor inputs can explain the large diversity of colour-coding neurons in the bee visual system. Scientific Reports vol. 9, (1)
Arnold SEJ, Chittka L(2019). Flower colour diversity seen through the eyes of pollinators. A commentary on: 'Floral colour structure in two Australian herbaceous communities: It depends on who is looking'. Annals of Botany vol. 124, (2) VIII-IX.
Bayne T, Brainard D, Byrne RW, Chittka L, Clayton N, Heyes C, Mather J, Ölveczky B et al.(2019). What is cognition?. Current Biology vol. 29, (13) R608-R615.
Guan C, Egertová M, Perry CJ, Chittka L, Chittka A(2019). Temporal correlation of elevated PRMT1 gene expression with mushroom body neurogenesis during bumblebee brain development. Journal of Insect Physiology vol. 116, 57-69.
WURM Y, CHITTKA L(2019). Caste- and pesticide-specific effects of neonicotinoid pesticide exposure on gene expression in bumblebees. Molecular Ecology
Bridges AD, Chittka L(2019). Animal Behaviour: Conformity and the Beginnings of Culture in an Insect. Current Biology vol. 29, (5) R167-R169.
Pasquaretta C, Jeanson R, Pansanel J, Raine NE, Chittka L, Lihoreau M(2019). A spatial network analysis of resource partitioning between bumblebees foraging on artificial flowers in a flight cage. Movement Ecology vol. 7, (1)
Perry CJ, Chittka L(2019). How foresight might support the behavioral flexibility of arthropods. Current Opinion in Neurobiology vol. 54, 171-177.
Vasas V, Chittka L(2019). Insect-Inspired Sequential Inspection Strategy Enables an Artificial Network of Four Neurons to Estimate Numerosity. iScience vol. 11, 85-92.
Chittka L, Wilson C(2019). Expanding Consciousness. AMERICAN SCIENTIST vol. 107, (6) 364-369.
Wang M-Y, Chittka L, Ings TC(2018). Bumblebees Express Consistent, but Flexible, Speed-Accuracy Tactics Under Different Levels of Predation Threat. Frontiers in Psychology vol. 9, 1601-1601.
Guiraud M, Roper M, Chittka L(2018). High-Speed Videography Reveals How Honeybees Can Turn a Spatial Concept Learning Task Into a Simple Discrimination Task by Stereotyped Flight Movements and Sequential Inspection of Pattern Elements. Frontiers in Psychology vol. 9, 1347-1347.
Lawson DA, Chittka L, Whitney HM, Rands SA(2018). Bumblebees distinguish floral scent patterns, and can transfer these to corresponding visual patterns. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences vol. 285, (1880)
Gallo V, Chittka L(2018). Cognitive Aspects of Comb-Building in the Honeybee?. Frontiers in Psychology vol. 9, 900-900.
Nieberding CM, Van Dyck H, Chittka L(2018). Adaptive learning in non-social insects: from theory to field work, and back. Current Opinion in Insect Science vol. 27, 75-81.
Matthews T, Osorio D, Cavallaro A, Chittka L(2018). The Importance of Spatial Visual Scene Parameters in Predicting Optimal Cone Sensitivities in Routinely Trichromatic Frugivorous Old-World Primates. Front Comput Neurosci vol. 12, 15-15.
Vasas V, Brebner JS, Chittka L(2018). Color discrimination is not just limited by photoreceptor noise: A comment on Olsson et al. Behavioral Ecology vol. 29, (2) 285-286.
Li L, Su S, Perry CJ, Elphick MR, Chittka L, Søvik E(2018). Large-scale transcriptome changes in the process of long-term visual memory formation in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris. Sci Rep vol. 8, (1) 534-534.
Avarguès-Weber A, Lachlan R, Chittka L(2018). Bumblebee social learning can lead to suboptimal foraging choices. Animal Behaviour vol. 135, 209-214.
Skorupski P, MaBouDi H, Galpayage Dona HS, Chittka L(2018). Counting insects. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci vol. 373, (1740)
Woodgate JL, Makinson JC, Lim KS, Reynolds AM, Chittka L(2017). Continuous Radar Tracking Illustrates the Development of Multi-destination Routes of Bumblebees. Sci Rep vol. 7, (1) 17323-17323.
Chittka L, Skorupski P(2017). Active vision: A broader comparative perspective is needed. Constructivist Foundations vol. 13, (1) 128-129.
Li L, MaBouDi HD, Egertová M, Elphick MR, Chittka L, Perry CJ(2017). A possible structural correlate of learning performance on a colour discrimination task in the brain of the bumblebee. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences vol. 284, (1864)
Buatois A, Pichot C, Schultheiss P, Sandoz J-C, Lazzari CR, Chittka L, Avarguès-Weber A, Giurfa M(2017). Associative visual learning by tethered bees in a controlled visual environment. Sci Rep vol. 7, (1) 12903-12903.
Chittka L(2017). Bee cognition. Current Biology vol. 27, (19) R1049-R1053.
Chittka L(2017). Primer Bee cognition. CURRENT BIOLOGY vol. 27, (19) R1049-R1053.
Guiraud M, Maboudi H, Aniculaesei TC, Chittka L (2017). What Can Bee Scanning Tell Us About Visual Pattern Recognition. PERCEPTION. vol. 46, 1231-1231.
EMBERTON S, Chittka L, Cavallaro A(2017). Underwater image and video dehazing with pure haze region segmentation. Computer Vision and Image Understanding
Pasquaretta C, Jeanson R, Andalo C, Chittka L, Lihoreau M(2017). Analysing plant–pollinator interactions with spatial movement networks. Ecological Entomology vol. 42, 4-17.
Perry CJ, Barron AB, Chittka L(2017). The frontiers of insect cognition. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences vol. 16, 111-118.
MaBouDi H, Shimazaki H, Giurfa M, Chittka L(2017). Olfactory learning without the mushroom bodies: Spiking neural network models of the honeybee lateral antennal lobe tract reveal its capacities in odour memory tasks of varied complexities. PLoS Comput Biol vol. 13, (6) e1005551-e1005551.
Peng F, Chittka L(2017). Erratum: A Simple Computational Model of the Bee Mushroom Body Can Explain Seemingly Complex Forms of Olfactory Learning and Memory (Current Biology (2017) 27(2) (224–230) (S096098221631288X) (10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.054)). Current Biology vol. 27, (11)
Baracchi D, Marples A, Jenkins AJ, Leitch AR, Chittka L(2017). Nicotine in floral nectar pharmacologically influences bumblebee learning of floral features. Sci Rep vol. 7, (1) 1951-1951.
Wang MY, Vasas V, Chittka L, Yen SH(2017). Sheep in wolf's clothing: multicomponent traits enhance the success of mimicry in spider-mimicking moths. Animal Behaviour vol. 127, 219-224.
Vasas V, Hanley D, Kevan PG, Chittka L(2017). Multispectral images of flowers reveal the adaptive significance of using long-wavelength-sensitive receptors for edge detection in bees. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol vol. 203, (4) 301-311.
CHITTKA L, Perry C, Loukola O, Coscos L(2017). Bumblebees show cognitive flexibility by improving upon an observed complex behaviour. Science
Roper M, Fernando C, Chittka L(2017). Insect Bio-inspired Neural Network Provides New Evidence on How Simple Feature Detectors Can Enable Complex Visual Generalization and Stimulus Location Invariance in the Miniature Brain of Honeybees. PLoS Comput Biol vol. 13, (2) e1005333-e1005333.
Alem S, Perry CJ, Zhu X, Loukola OJ, Ingraham T, Søvik E, Chittka L(2016). Correction: Associative Mechanisms Allow for Social Learning and Cultural Transmission of String Pulling in an Insect. PLoS Biol vol. 14, (12) e1002589-e1002589.
Morawetz L, Chittka L, Spaethe J(2016). Honeybees (Apis mellifera) exhibit flexible visual search strategies for vertical targets presented at various heights [version 2; referees: 3 approved]. F1000Research vol. 3,
CHITTKA L(2016). A simple computational model of the bee mushroom body can explain seemingly complex forms of olfactory learning and memory. Current Biology vol. in press,
Dawson EH, Chittka L, Leadbeater E(2016). Alarm substances induce associative social learning in honeybees, Apis mellifera. Animal Behaviour vol. 122, 17-22.
Niven JE, Chittka L(2016). Evolving understanding of nervous system evolution. Current Biology vol. 26, (20) R937-R941.
CHITTKA L, Perry CJ, Alem S, Loukola OJ, Xingfu Z, Sovik E, Ingraham T(2016). Associative Mechanisms Allow for Social Learning and Cultural Transmission of String Pulling in an Insect. PLoS Biology
CHITTKA L, Perry CJ, Baciadonna L(2016). Unexpected rewards induce dopamine-dependent positive emotion–like state changes in bumblebees. Science vol. 353, (6307) 1529-1531.
Baracchi D, Turillazzi S, Chittka L(2016). Facial patterns in a tropical social wasp correlate with colony membership. Naturwissenschaften vol. 103, (9-10) 80-80.
Woodgate JL, Makinson JC, Lim KS, Reynolds AM, Chittka L(2016). Life-Long Radar Tracking of Bumblebees. PLoS One vol. 11, (8) e0160333-e0160333.
Lihoreau M, Ings TC, Chittka L, Reynolds AM(2016). Signatures of a globally optimal searching strategy in the three-dimensional foraging flights of bumblebees. Scientific Reports vol. 6, 30401-30401.
Smolla M, Alem S, Chittka L, Shultz S(2016). Copy-when-uncertain: bumblebees rely on social information when rewards are highly variable. Biology Letters vol. 12, (6) 20160188-20160188.
Maboudi H, Chittka L(2016). A Neural Network Model for the Dynamics of Orientation Selectivity Neurons in the Bee Visual System. PERCEPTION vol. 45, (6) 690-691.
Chittka L(2016). Editorial overview: Behavioural ecology - Molecular and neural mechanisms underpinning adaptive behaviour in insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science vol. 15, vii-ix.
Whitney HM, Reed A, Rands SA, Chittka L, Glover BJ(2016). Flower Iridescence Increases Object Detection in the Insect Visual System without Compromising Object Identity. Curr Biol vol. 26, (6) 802-808.
Lihoreau M, Chittka L, Raine NE(2016). Monitoring flower visitation networks and interactions between pairs of bumble bees in a large outdoor flight cage. PLoS ONE vol. 11, (3)
Wolf S, Chittka L(2016). Male bumblebees, Bombus terrestris, perform equally well as workers in a serial colour-learning task. Animal Behaviour vol. 111, 147-155.
Emberton S, Chittka L, Cavallaro A, Wang M(2016). Sensor capability and atmospheric correction in ocean colour remote sensing. Remote Sensing vol. 8, (1)
Nityananda V, Chittka L(2015). Modality-specific attention in foraging bumblebees. Royal Society Open Science vol. 2, (10)
Wang MY, Brennan CH, Lachlan RF, Chittka L(2015). Speed-accuracy trade-offs and individually consistent decision making by individuals and dyads of zebrafish in a colour discrimination task. Animal Behaviour vol. 103, 277-283.
Sadd BM, Barribeau SM, Bloch G, de Graaf DC, Dearden P, Elsik CG, Gadau J, Grimmelikhuijzen CJP et al.(2015). The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization. Genome Biology vol. 16, (1)
Baracchi D, Brown MJF, Chittka L(2015). Weak and contradictory effects of self-medication with nectar nicotine by parasitized bumblebees. F1000Research vol. 4,
Jones PL, Ryan MJ, Chittka L(2015). The influence of past experience with flower reward quality on social learning in bumblebees. Animal Behaviour vol. 101, 11-18.
Baracchi D, Petrocelli I, Chittka L, Ricciardi G, Turillazzi S(2015). Speed and accuracy in nest-mate recognition: A hover wasp prioritizes face recognition over colony odour cues to minimize intrusion by outsiders. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences vol. 282, (1802)
Wolf S, Roper M, Chittka L(2015). Bumblebees utilize floral cues differently on vertically and horizontally arranged flowers. Behavioral Ecology vol. 26, (3) 773-781.
Hunt KL, Chittka L(2015). Erratum: Merging of long-term memories in an insect (Current Biology (2015) 25 (741-745)). Current Biology vol. 25, (7)
McCarthy EW, Arnold SEJ, Chittka L, Le Comber SC, Verity R, Dodsworth S, Knapp S, Kelly LJ et al.(2015). The effect of polyploidy and hybridization on the evolution of floral colour in Nicotiana (Solanaceae). Annals of Botany vol. 115, (7) 1117-1131.
Hunt K, Chittka L(2014). Merging of Long-Term Memories in an Insect. Current Biology
Avarguès-Weber A, Chittka L(2014). Local enhancement or stimulus enhancement? Bumblebee social learning results in a specific pattern of flower preference. Animal Behaviour vol. 97, 185-191.
Dawson EH, Chittka L(2014). Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) use social information as an indicator of safety in dangerous environments. Proc Biol Sci vol. 281, (1785)
Nityananda V, Skorupski P, Chittka L(2014). Can bees see at a glance?. J Exp Biol vol. 217, (Pt 11) 1933-1939.
Chittka L, Faruq S, Skorupski P, Werner A(2014). Colour constancy in insects. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol vol. 200, (6) 435-448.
Dawson EH, Chittka L(2014). Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) use social information as an indicator of safety in dangerous environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences vol. 281, (1785)
Chittka L, Raine NE(2014). Bumblebee colour patterns and predation risk: a reply to Owen (2014). JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY vol. 292, (2) 133-135.
Hunt K, Chittka L(2014). False memory susceptibility is correlated with categorisation ability in humans. F1000Res vol. 3,
Jones PL, Ryan MJ, Chittka L (2014). Interactions between innate color preferences, individual experience and social information in bumblebee foraging decisions. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. vol. 54, E103-E103.
Avarguès-Weber A, Chittka L(2014). Observational conditioning in flower choice copying by bumblebees (Bombus terrestris): influence of observer distance and demonstrator movement. PLoS One vol. 9, (2)
Morawetz L, Chittka L, Spaethe J(2014). Strategies of the honeybee Apis mellifera during visual search for vertical targets presented at various heights: a role for spatial attention?. F1000Res vol. 3,
Wang M-Y, Ings TC, Proulx MJ, Chittka L(2013). Can bees simultaneously engage in adaptive foraging behaviour and attend to cryptic predators?. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR vol. 86, (4) 859-866.
Collett M, Chittka L, Collett TS(2013). Spatial memory in insect navigation. Curr Biol vol. 23, (17) R789-R800.
Papadopulos AST, Powell MP, Pupulin F, Warner J, Hawkins JA, Salamin N, Chittka L, Williams NH et al.(2013). Convergent evolution of floral signals underlies the success of Neotropical orchids. Proc Biol Sci vol. 280, (1765)
Faruq S, McOwan PW, Chittka L(2013). The biological significance of color constancy: an agent-based model with bees foraging from flowers under varied illumination. J Vis vol. 13, (10)
Clare EL, Schiestl FP, Leitch AR, Chittka L(2013). The promise of genomics in the study of plant-pollinator interactions. Genome Biol vol. 14, (6)
Clare EL, Schiestl FP, Leitch AR, Chittka L(2013). The promise of genomics in the study of plant-pollinator interactions. Genome Biology
Chittka L, Stelzer RJ, Stanewsky R(2013). Daily changes in ultraviolet light levels can synchronize the circadian clock of bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). Chronobiol Int vol. 30, (4) 434-442.
Avargues-Weber A, Dawson EH, Chittka L(2013). Mechanisms of social learning across species boundaries. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY vol. 290, (1) 1-11.
Dawson EH, Avarguès-Weber A, Chittka L, Leadbeater E(2013). Learning by observation emerges from simple associations in an insect model. Curr Biol vol. 23, (8) 727-730.
Chittka L, Peng F(2013). Neuroscience. Caffeine boosts bees' memories. Science vol. 339, (6124) 1157-1159.
Reynolds AM, Lihoreau M, Chittka L(2013). A simple iterative model accurately captures complex trapline formation by bumblebees across spatial scales and flower arrangements. PLoS Comput Biol vol. 9, (3)
van der Woude E, Smid HM, Chittka L, Huigens ME(2013). Breaking Haller's rule: brain-body size isometry in a minute parasitic wasp. Brain Behav Evol vol. 81, (2) 86-92.
Papadopulos AST, Powell MP, Pupulin F, Warner J, Hawkins JA, Salamin N, Chittka L, Williams NH et al.(2013). Convergent evolution of floral signals underlies the success of neotropical orchids. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences vol. 280, (1765)
Lihoreau M, Raine NE, Reynolds AM, Stelzer RJ, Lim KS, Smith AD, Osborne JL, Chittka L(2013). Unravelling the mechanisms of trapline foraging in bees. Commun Integr Biol vol. 6, (1)
Chittka A, Wurm Y, Chittka L(2012). Epigenetics: the making of ant castes. Curr Biol vol. 22, (19) R835-R838.
Lihoreau M, Latty T, Chittka L(2012). An exploration of the social brain hypothesis in insects. Frontiers in Physiology vol. 3 NOV,
Arnold SEJ, Chittka L(2012). Illumination preference, illumination constancy and colour discrimination by bumblebees in an environment with patchy light. J Exp Biol vol. 215, (Pt 13) 2173-2180.
Ings TC, Wang M-Y, Chittka L(2012). Colour-independent shape recognition of cryptic predators by bumblebees. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY vol. 66, (3) 487-496.
Lenz F, Ings TC, Chittka L, Chechkin AV, Klages R(2012). Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Bumblebees Foraging under Predation Risk. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS vol. 108, (9) Article ARTN 098103,
Lihoreau M, Chittka L, Le Comber SC, Raine NE(2012). Bees do not use nearest-neighbour rules for optimization of multi-location routes. Biol Lett vol. 8, (1) 13-16.
Chittka L, Dyer A(2012). Cognition: Your face looks familiar. Nature vol. 481, (7380) 154-155.
Lihoreau M, Latty T, Chittka L(2012). An exploration of the social brain hypothesis in insects. Front Physiol vol. 3,
Muller H, Chittka L(2012). Consistent Interindividual Differences in Discrimination Performance by Bumblebees in Colour, Shape and Odour Learning Tasks (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus terrestris). ENTOMOLOGIA GENERALIS vol. 34, (1-2) 1-8.
Dawson EH, Chittka L(2012). Conspecific and heterospecific information use in bumblebees. PLoS One vol. 7, (2)
Raine NE, Chittka L(2012). No trade-off between learning speed and associative flexibility in bumblebees: a reversal learning test with multiple colonies. PLoS One vol. 7, (9)
Przybylowicz T, Roessingh P, Groot AT, Biesmeijer JCK, Oostermeijer JGBG, Chittka L, Gravendeel B(2012). Possible chemical mimicry of the European lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus). CONTRIBUTIONS TO ZOOLOGY vol. 81, (2) 103-110.
Lihoreau M, Raine NE, Reynolds AM, Stelzer RJ, Lim KS, Smith AD, Osborne JL, Chittka L(2012). Radar tracking and motion-sensitive cameras on flowers reveal the development of pollinator multi-destination routes over large spatial scales. PLoS Biol vol. 10, (9)
Chittka L, ROSSITER SJ, Skorupski P, Fernando C(2012). What is comparable in comparative cognition?. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences vol. 367, (1603) 2677-2685.
Lihoreau M, Chittka L, Raine NE(2011). Trade-off between travel distance and prioritization of high-reward sites in traplining bumblebees. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY vol. 25, (6) 1284-1292.
Leadbeater E, Chittka L(2011). Do inexperienced bumblebee foragers use scent marks as social information?. Anim Cogn vol. 14, (6) 915-919.
Whitney HM, Bennett KMV, Dorling M, Sandbach L, Prince D, Chittka L, Glover BJ(2011). Why do so many petals have conical epidermal cells?. Ann Bot vol. 108, (4) 609-616.
Mendl M, Paul ES, Chittka L(2011). Animal behaviour: emotion in invertebrates?. Curr Biol vol. 21, (12) R463-R465.
Chittka L, Skorupski P(2011). Information processing in miniature brains. Proc Biol Sci vol. 278, (1707) 885-888.
Whitney HM, Poetes R, Steiner U, Chittka L, Glover BJ(2011). Determining the contribution of epidermal cell shape to petal wettability using isogenic Antirrhinum lines. PLoS One vol. 6, (3)
Skorupski P, Chittka L(2011). Is colour cognitive?. OPT LASER TECHNOL vol. 43, (2) 251-260.
Chittka L, Jensen K(2011). Animal cognition: concepts from apes to bees. Curr Biol vol. 21, (3) R116-R119.
Chittka L, Mesoudi A(2011). Honeybee Democracy. SCIENCE vol. 331, (6016) 401-402.
CHITTKA L, Walker J(2011). Insects as Art Lovers. Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly vol. 31, (4) 46-48.
Faruq S, Chittka L, McOwan P(2011). Modelling the quantitative effects of colour vision applied to a foraging honey bee. PERCEPTION vol. 40, (1) 105-105.
Skorupski P, Chittka L(2011). Photoreceptor processing speed and input resistance changes during light adaptation correlate with spectral class in the bumblebee, Bombus impatiens. PLoS One vol. 6, (10)
Faruq S, Chittka L, Mcowan P(2011). Testing the biological significance of colour constancy in an agent based model with bees foraging from flowers under varied illumination. PERCEPTION vol. 40, 9-9.
Arnold SEJ, Faruq S, Savolainen V, McOwan PW, Chittka L(2010). FReD: the floral reflectance database--a web portal for analyses of flower colour. PLoS One vol. 5, (12)
Chittka L(2010). Lars Chittka. CURR BIOL vol. 20, (23) R1006-R1008.
Muller H, Grossmann H, Chittka L(2010). 'Personality' in bumblebees: individual consistency in responses to novel colours?. ANIM BEHAV vol. 80, (6) 1065-1074.
Arnold SEJ, Faruq S, Savolainen V, McOwan PW, Chittka L(2010). FReD: the floral reflectance database--a web portal for analyses of flower colour. PloS one vol. 5, (12)
Lihoreau M, Chittka L, Raine NE(2010). Travel optimization by foraging bumblebees through readjustments of traplines after discovery of new feeding locations. Am Nat vol. 176, (6) 744-757.
Chittka A, Chittka L(2010). Epigenetics of royalty. PLoS Biol vol. 8, (11)
Stelzer RJ, Raine NE, Schmitt KD, Chittka L(2010). Effects of aposematic coloration on predation risk in bumblebees? A comparison between differently coloured populations, with consideration of the ultraviolet. J ZOOL vol. 282, (2) 75-83.
Skorupski P, Chittka L(2010). Photoreceptor spectral sensitivity in the bumblebee, Bombus impatiens (Hymenoptera: Apidae). PLoS One vol. 5, (8)
Jürgen Stelzer R, Stanewsky R, Chittka L(2010). Circadian foraging rhythms of bumblebees monitored by radio-frequency identification. J Biol Rhythms vol. 25, (4) 257-267.
Niven JE, Chittka L(2010). Reuse of identified neurons in multiple neural circuits. Behav Brain Sci vol. 33, (4)
Stelzer RJ, Chittka L(2010). Bumblebee foraging rhythms under the midnight sun measured with radiofrequency identification. BMC Biol vol. 8,
Skorupski P, Chittka L(2010). Differences in photoreceptor processing speed for chromatic and achromatic vision in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris. J Neurosci vol. 30, (11) 3896-3903.
Stelzer RJ, Chittka L, Carlton M, Ings TC(2010). Winter active bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) achieve high foraging rates in urban Britain. PLoS One vol. 5, (3)
Kapustjansky A, Chittka L, Spaethe J(2010). Bees use three-dimensional information to improve target detection. Naturwissenschaften vol. 97, (2) 229-233.
Ings TC, Ings NL, Chittka L, Rasmont P(2010). A failed invasion? Commercially introduced pollinators in Southern France. APIDOLOGIE vol. 41, (1) 1-13.
Chittka L, Niven J(2009). Are bigger brains better?. Curr Biol vol. 19, (21) R995-R1008.
Molet M, Chittka L, Raine NE(2009). Potential application of the bumblebee foraging recruitment pheromone for commercial greenhouse pollination. APIDOLOGIE vol. 40, (6) 608-616.
Whitney HM, Kolle M, Andrew P, Chittka L, Steiner U, Glover BJ(2009). Response to Comment on "Floral Iridescence, Produced by Diffractive Optics, Acts As a Cue for Animal Pollinators". SCIENCE vol. 325, (5944)
Chittka L, Skorupski P, Raine NE(2009). Speed-accuracy tradeoffs in animal decision making. Trends Ecol Evol vol. 24, (7) 400-407.
Leadbeater E, Chittka L(2009). Bumble-bees learn the value of social cues through experience. Biol Lett vol. 5, (3) 310-312.
Whitney HM, Chittka L, Bruce TJA, Glover BJ(2009). Conical epidermal cells allow bees to grip flowers and increase foraging efficiency. Curr Biol vol. 19, (11) 948-953.
Ings TC, Chittka L(2009). Predator crypsis enhances behaviourally mediated indirect effects on plants by altering bumblebee foraging preferences. Proc Biol Sci vol. 276, (1664) 2031-2036.
Ings TC, Raine NE, Chittka L(2009). A population comparison of the strength and persistence of innate colour preference and learning speed in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. BEHAV ECOL SOCIOBIOL vol. 63, (8) 1207-1218.
Arnold SEJ, Savolainen V, Chittka L(2009). Flower colours along an alpine altitude gradient, seen through the eyes of fly and bee pollinators. ARTHROPOD-PLANT INTE vol. 3, (1) 27-43.
Dangles O, Irschick D, Chittka L, Casas J(2009). Variability in sensory ecology: expanding the bridge between physiology and evolutionary biology. Q Rev Biol vol. 84, (1) 51-74.
Ollerton J, Cranmer L, Stelzer RJ, Sullivan S, Chittka L(2009). Bird pollination of Canary Island endemic plants. Naturwissenschaften vol. 96, (2) 221-232.
Molet M, Chittka L, Raine NE(2009). How floral odours are learned inside the bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) nest. Naturwissenschaften vol. 96, (2) 213-219.
Whitney HM, Kolle M, Andrew P, Chittka L, Steiner U, Glover BJ(2009). Floral iridescence, produced by diffractive optics, acts as a cue for animal pollinators. Science vol. 323, (5910) 130-133.
Molet M, Chittka L, Raine NE(2009). Bumblebee foraging pheromones. Bee Craft vol. July 2009, 20-20.
Arnold SEJ, Le Comber SC, Chittka L(2009). Flower color phenology in European grassland and woodland habitats, through the eyes of pollinators. ISR J PLANT SCI vol. 57, (3) 211-230.
Chittka L, Muller H(2009). Learning, specialization, efficiency and task allocation in social insects. Commun Integr Biol vol. 2, (2) 151-154.
RAINE NE, CHITTKA L(2009). Measuring the adaptiveness of social insect foraging strategies - an empirical approach. Food Exploitation by Social Insects: Ecological, Behavioral, and Theoretical Approaches, Editors: Hrncir, M, Jarau, S, CRC Press
CHITTKA L, Leadbeater E(2009). Social information use in foraging insects. Food exploitation by social insects: ecological, behavioral and theoretical approaches, Editors: Jaraus, S, Hrncir, M, CRC Press
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Chittka L, Dyer AG, Bock F, Dornhaus A(2003). Psychophysics - Bees trade off foraging speed for accuracy. NATURE vol. 424, (6947) 388-388.
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CHITTKA L(2003). Plants and animals, forever entangled: Plant–Animal Interactions – An Evolutionary Approach edited by C.M. Herrera and O. Pellmyr. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. vol. 18, (1) 12-13.
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Kevan PG, Chittka L, Dyer AG (2001). Limits to the salience of ultraviolet: Lessons from colour vision in bees and birds. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY. vol. 204, 2571-2580.
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Chittka L(2001). Camouflage of predatory crab spiders on flowers and the colour perception of bees (Aranida : Thomisidae/Hymenoptera : Apidae). ENTOMOL GEN vol. 25, (3) 181-187.
CHITTKA L, Thompson JD(2001). Cognitive ecology of pollination : animal behavior and floral evolution. Cambridge University Press (Cambridge),
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