Peter Neumann

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InstitutionInstitute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern
 
Postal addressBremgartenstr. 109a
Bern
Bern
3011
Switzerland
 
Office phone+41 (0) 31 631 57 67
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E-mailpeter.neumann@vetsuisse.unibe.ch
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Webwww.bees.unibe.ch
 
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
 
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens
COLOSS Project(s)   BEEBOOK
 
Research interestsVariation in host susceptibility
 Pathogen-pathogen interactions
 Experimental evolution of pathogens
 
PublicationsN=140, 3141 citations, h-index: 30, i10-index: 73 [Google Scholar 06.03.2014]

Tanner G, Neumann P, Williams GR (2014) Thiacloprid-Nosema ceranae interactions in honey bees: host survivorship but not parasite fecundity is dependent on pesticide dose. J Inv Pathol, in press.

Huang SK, Csaki T, Doublet V, Dussaubat C, Evans JD, Gajda AM, Gregorc A, Hamilton MC, Kamler M, Lecoc A, Muz MN, Neumann P, Özkirim A, Schiesser A, Sohr AR, Tanner G, Tozkar CÖ, Williams GR, Wu L, Zheng H, Chen YP (2014) Evaluation of Cages Designs and Feeding Regimes for Honey Bee In Vitro Experiments. J Econom Entomol, in press.

Retschnig G, Williams GR, Mehmann MM, Yañez O, de Miranda JR, Neumann P (2014) Sex-specific differences in pathogen susceptibility in honey bees (Apis mellifera). PLoS ONE 9: e85261. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085261

Dainat B, Neumann P (2013) Clinical signs of deformed wing virus infection are predictive markers for honey bee colony losses. J Inv Pathol 112: 278–280.

Dietemann V, Neumann P, Ellis JD (2013) COLOSS BEEBOOK - Part 1 (editorial). J Apic Res 52(1): 1-3.

Fauser-Misslin A, Sadd BM, Neumann P, Sandrock C (2013) Influence of combined pesticide and parasite exposure on bumblebee colony traits in the laboratory. J Applied Ecol, in press. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12188
Neumann P, Evans J, Pettis JS, Pirk CWW, Schäfer MO, Tanner G, Williams G, Ellis JD (2013) Standard methods for small hive beetle research. In: Dietemann V, Ellis JD, Neumann P (Eds.) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II: standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research. J Apic Res 52: 1-32.

Pirk CWW, Neumann P (2013) Small hive beetles are facultative predators of adult honey bees. J Insect Behav 26: 796-803.

Sandrock C, Tanadini LG, Pettis JS, Biesmeijer JC, Potts SG, Neumann P (2013) Sublethal neonicotinoid insecticide exposure reduces solitary bee reproductive success. Agr For Entomol, DOI: 10.1111/afe.12041.

Williams GR, Alaux, C, Costa C, Csáki T, Doublet V, Eisenhardt D, Fries I, Kuhn R, McMahon DP, Medrzycki P, Murray TE, Natsopoulou ME, Neumann P, Oliver R, Paxton RJ, Pernal SF, Shutler D, Tanner G, van der Steen JJM, Brodschneider R (2013) Standard methods for maintaining adult Apis mellifera in cages under in vitro laboratory conditions. In: Dietemann V, Ellis JD, Neumann P (Eds.) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: standard methods for Apis mellifera research. J Apic Res 52: 1-35.

Aebi A, Vaissière BE, van Engelsdorp D, Delaplane K, Roubik DW, Neumann P (2012) Back to the future: Apis vs. non-Apis pollination. Trends Ecol Evol 27: 142-143.

Bratkowski J, Pirk CWW, Neumann P, Wilde J (2012) Genotypic diversity in queenless honey bee colonies reduces fitness. J Apic Res 51: 336-341.

Dainat B, Evans JD, Chen YP, Gauthier L, Neumann P (2012) Dead or alive: Deformed wing virus and Varroa destructor reduce the life span of winter honey bees. Appl Environ Microbiol 78: 981-987.

Dainat B, Evans JD, Chen YP, Gauthier L, Neumann P (2012) Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse. PLoS ONE, PONE-D-11-14855R1, e3215.

Dainat B, vanEngelsdorp D, Neumann P (2012) Colony Collapse Disorder in Europe. Environ Microbiol Rep 4: 123–125.

Dietemann V, Pflugfelder J, Anderson D, Charrière JD, Chejanovsky N, Dainat B, de Miranda J, Delaplane KS, Dillier FX, Fuchs S, Gallmann P, Gauthier L, Imdorf A, Koeniger N, Kralj J, Meikle W, Pettis J, Rosenkranz P, Sammataro D, Smith D, Yañez O, Neumann P (2012)
Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control. J Apic Res 51: 125-132.

Meikle WG, Sammatoro D, Neumann P, Pflugfelder J (2012) Challenges for developing pathogen-based biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae). Apidologie 43: 501–514.

Neumann P, Hoffmann D, Duncan M, Spooner-Hart R, Pettis JS (2012) Long-range dispersal of small hive beetles. J Apic Res 51: 214-215.

Neumann P, Yañez O, Fries I, de Miranda JR (2012) Varroa invasion and virus adaptation. Trends in Parasitology 28: 353-354.

Pirk CWW, Lattorff MG, Moritz RFA, Sole CL, Radloff SE, Neumann P, Hepburn HR, Crewe RM (2012) Reproductive biology of the Cape honeybee: A response to Beekman et al. J Heredity 103: 614–615.

Spiewok S, Neumann P (2012) Sex ratio and dispersal of small hive beetles. J Apic Res 51: 216-217.

Williams GR, Dietemann V, Ellis JD, Neumann P (2012) An update on the COLOSS network and the “BEEBOOK: standard methodologies for Apis mellifera research”. J Apic Res 51: 151-153.

Yanez O, Huo-Quing Z, Fu-Liang H, Neumann P, Dietemann V (2012) A scientific note on Israeli acute paralysis virus infections of Eastern honey bee Apis cerana and vespine predator Vespa velutina. Apidologie 43: 587–589.

Aebi A, Neumann P (2011) Endosymbionts and honey bee colony losses? Trends Ecol Evol 26: 494.

Buchholz S, Merkel K, Spiewok S, Imdorf A, Pettis JS, Westervelt D, Ritter W, Duncan M, Rosenkranz P, Spooner-Hart R, Neumann P (2011) Organic acids and thymol: unsuitable for alternative control of Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)? Apidologie 42: 349–363.

Costa C, Tanner G, Maistrello L, Lodesani M, Neumann P (2011) Negative correlation between Nosema ceranae spore loads and deformed wing virus infection levels in adult honey bee workers. J Inv Pathol 108: 224–225.

Dainat B, Evans JD, Chen YP, Neumann P (2011) Sampling and RNA quality for successful diagnosis of honey bee viruses using quantitative PCR. J Virol Methods 174: 150-152.

Dainat B, Kuhn R, Cherix D, Neumann P (2011) A scientific note on the ant pitfall for quantitative diagnosis of Varroa destructor. Apidologie 42: 740-742.

Halcroft M, Spooner-Hart R, Neumann P (2011) Behavioural defence strategies of the stingless bee, Austroplebeia australis, against the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida. Insectes Soc 58: 245-253.

Härtel S, Wossler TC, Moltzer GJ, Crewe RM, Moritz RFA, Neumann P (2011) Pheromone mediated reproductive dominance hierarchies among pseudo-clonal honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). Apidologie 42: 659-668.

Potts SG, Bommarco R, Felicioli A, Fischer M, Jokinen P, Kleijn D, Klein AM, Neumann P, Petanidou T, Rasmont P, Smith S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vilà M, Vujić A, Woyciechowski M, Zobel M, Settele J, Schweiger O (2011) Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project. J Apic Res 50: 152-164.

Neumann P, Härtel S, Kryger P, Crewe RM, Moritz RFA (2011) Reproductive division of labour and thelytoky result in sympatric barriers to gene flow in honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). J Evol Biol 24: 286–294.

Neumann P, Hepburn HR (2011) Absconding and colony mergers of orphaned Cape honeybees (Apis mellifera capensis). J Apic Res 50: 165-166.

Schäfer MO, Ritter W, Pettis JS, Neumann P (2011) Concurrent parasitism alters thermoregulation in honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) winter clusters. Annals Entomol Soc Am 104: 476-482.

Berthoud H, Imdorf A, Haueter M, Radloff S, Neumann P (2010) Virus infections and winter losses of honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera). J Apic Res 49: 60-65.

Charrière JD, Neumann P (2010) Surveys to estimate winter losses in Switzerland. J Apic Res 49: 132-133.

de Miranda JR, Dainat B, Locke B, Berthoud H, Neumann P, Gauthier L, Cordoni G, Budge G, Stoltz DB, Ball BV (2010) Genetic characterisation of slow paralysis virus of the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.). J Gen Virol 91: 2524–2530.

Ellis JD, Spiewok S, Delaplane KS, Buchholz S, Neumann P, Tedders L (2010) The susceptibility of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) larvae and pupae to entomopathogenic nematodes. J Econ Entomol 103: 1-9.

Greco MK, Hoffmann D, Dollin A, Duncan M, Spooner-Hart R, Neumann P (2010) The alternative Pharaoh approach: stingless bees mummify beetle parasites alive. Naturwissenschaften 97: 319-323.

Lounsberry Z, Spiewok S, Pernal SF, Sonstegard TS, Hood WM, Pettis JS, Neumann P, Evans JD (2010) Worldwide diaspora of the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, a nest parasite of honey bees, Apis mellifera. Annals Entomol Soc Am, 103: 671-677.

Moritz RFA, de Miranda J, Fries I, Le Conte Y, Neumann P, Paxton RJ (2010) Research strategies to improve honeybee health in Europe. Apidologie 41: 227–242.

Neumann P, Carreck N (2010) Honey bee colony losses. J Apic Res 49: 1-6.

Neumann P, Hoffmann D, Duncan M, Spooner-Hart R (2010) High and rapid infestation of isolated commercial honey bee colonies with small hive beetles in Australia. J Apic Res 49: 343-344.

Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Dean R, Marris G, Brown M, Jones R, Neumann P, Settele J (2010) Declines of managed honeybees and beekeepers in Europe. J Apic Res 49: 15-22.

Potts SG, Biesmeijer JC, Kremen C, Neumann P, Schweiger O, Kunin WE (2010) Global pollinator declines: drivers and impacts. Trends Ecol Evol 25: 345-353.

Schäfer MO, Ritter W, Pettis JS, Neumann P (2010) Small hive beetles, Aethina tumida, are vectors of Paenibacillus larvae. Apidologie 41: 14-20.

Schäfer MO, Ritter W, Pettis JS, Neumann P (2010) Winter losses of honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera): The role of infestations with Aethina tumida and Varroa destructor. J Econ Entomol 103: 10-15.

Williams GR, Tarpy DR, vanEngelsdorp D, Chauzat MP, Cox-Foster DL, Delaplane KS, Neumann P, Pettis JS, Rogers REL, Shutler D (2010) Colony Collapse Disorder in context. Bioessays 32: 845–846.

Buchholz S, Merkel K, Spiewok S, Pettis JS, Duncan M, Spooner-Hart R, Ulrichs C, Ritter W, Neumann P (2009) Alternative control of Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) with lime and diatomaceous earth. Apidologie 40: 535–548.

Dainat B, Ken T, Berthoud H, Neumann P (2009) The ectoparasitic mite Tropilaelaps mercedesae (Acari: Laelapidae) as a vector of honeybee viruses. Insectes Soc 56: 40–43.

Eyer M, Chen YP, Schäfer MO, Pettis JS, Neumann P (2009) Small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, as a potential biological vector of honeybee viruses. Apidologie 40: 419–428.

Eyer M, Chen YP, Schäfer MO, Pettis JS, Neumann P (2009) Honeybee Sacbrood Virus infects adult small hive beetles, Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). J Apic Res 48: 296-297.

Schäfer MO, Ritter W, Pettis JS, Teal PEA, Neumann P (2009) Effects of organic acid treatments on small hive beetles, Aethina tumida, and the associated yeast Kodamaea ohmeri. J Pest Sci 82: 283-287.

Soland G, Heckel G, Neumann P, Fluri P, Excoffier L (2009) Gene flow in admixed populations and implications for the conservation of the Western honeybee, Apis mellifera. J Insect Conservation 13: 317-328.

Buchholz S, Schäfer MO, Spiewok S, Pettis JS, Duncan M, Ritter W, Spooner-Hart R, Neumann P (2008) Alternative food sources of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). J Apic Res 47: 201-208.

El-Niweiri MAA, El-Sarrag MS, Neumann P (2008) Filling the Sudan gap: the northernmost natural distribution limit of small hive beetles. J Apic Res 47: 183-184.

Evans JD, Spiewok S, Teixeira EW, Neumann P (2008) Microsatellite loci for the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, a nest parasite of honey bees. Mol Ecol Resources 8: 698–700.

Haddad N, Esser J, Neumann P (2008) Association of Cryptophagus hexagonalis (Coleoptera: Cryptophagidae) with honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera). J Apic Res 47: 189-190.

Halcroft M, Spooner-Hart R, Neumann P (2008) A non-invasive and non-destructive method for observing in-hive behaviour of the Australian stingless bee, Austroplebeia australis. J Apic Res 47: 82–83.

Hassan AR, Neumann P (2008) A survey for the small hive beetle in Egypt. J Apic Res 47: 185-186.

Hoffmann D, Pettis JS, Neumann P (2008) Potential host shift of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) to bumblebee colonies (Bombus impatiens). Insectes Soc 55:153–162.

Moritz RFA, Pirk CWW, Hepburn HR, Neumann P (2008) Short sighted evolution of virulence in parasitic honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). Naturwissenschaften 95: 507–513.

Neumann P, Ellis JD (2008) The small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae): distribution, biology and control of an invasive species. J Apic Res 47: 180-183.

Neumann P, Hoffmann D (2008) Small hive beetle diagnosis and control in naturally infested honeybee colonies using bottom board traps and CheckMite+ strips. J Pest Sci 81: 43–48.

Schäfer MO, Pettis JS, Ritter W, Neumann P (2008) A scientific note on quantitative diagnosis of small hive beetles, Aethina tumida, in the field. Apidologie 39: 564-565.

Spiewok S, Duncan M, Spooner-Hart R, Pettis JS, Neumann P (2008) Small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, populations II: Dispersal of small hive beetles. Apidologie 39: 683–693.

Dietemann V, Neumann P, Härtel S, Pirk CWW, Crewe RM (2007) Pheromonal dominance and the selection of a socially parasitic honeybee worker lineage (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). J Evol Biol 20: 997–1007.

Ken Tan, Radloff SE, Li JJ, Hepburn HR, Yang MX, Zhang LJ, Neumann P (2007) Bee-hawking by the wasp, Vespa velutina, on the honeybees Apis cerana and A. mellifera. Naturwissenschaften 94: 469-472.

Pirk CWW, Neumann P, Hepburn HR (2007) Nestmate recognition for eggs in the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 61: 1685–1693.

Spiewok S, Pettis J, Duncan M, Spooner-Hart R, Westervelt D, Neumann P (2007) Small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, populations I: Infestation levels of honeybee colonies, apiaries and regions. Apidologie 38: 595–605.

Ward L, Brown M, Neumann P, Wilkins S, Pettis JS, Boonhma N (2007) A DNA method for screening hive debris for the presence of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida). Apidologie 38: 289-295.

Bliss P, Katzerke A, Neumann P (2006) The role of molehills and grasses for filial nest founding in the wood ant Formica exsecta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiol 47: 903-913.

Buchholz S, Neumann P, Merkel K, Hepburn HR (2006) Evaluation of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner as an alternative control of small hive beetles, Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). J Pest Sci 79: 251–254.

Dietemann V, Pflugfelder J, Härtel S, Neumann P, Crewe RM (2006) Social parasitism by honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.): evidence for pheromonal resistance to host queens’ signals. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 60: 785-793.

Härtel S, Neumann P, Kryger P, von der Heide C, Moltzer G-J, Crewe RM, van Praagh JP, Moritz RFA (2006) Infestation levels of Apis mellifera scutellata swarms by socially parasitic Cape honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). Apidologie 37: 462-470.

Härtel S, Neumann P, Raassen FS, Moritz RFA, Hepburn HR (2006) Social parasitism by Cape honeybee workers in colonies of their own subspecies (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). Insectes Soc 53: 183-193.

Katzerke A, Neumann P, Pirk CWW, Bliss P, Moritz RFA (2006) Seasonal nestmate recognition in the ant Formica exsecta. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 61: 143-150.

Ken Tan, Hepburn HR, Shaoyu He, Radloff SE, Neumann P, Xiang Fang (2006) Gigantism in honeybees: Apis cerana queens reared in mixed-species colonies. Naturwissenschaften 93: 315-320.

Muerrle TM, Neumann P, Dames JF, Hepburn HR, Hill MP (2006) Susceptibility of adult small hive beetle to entomopathogenic fungi. J Econom Entomol 99: 1-6.

Schäfer MO, Dietemann V, Pirk CWW, Neumann P, Crewe RM, Hepburn HR, Tautz J, Crailsheim K (2006) Individual vs. social pathway to honeybee worker reproduction (Apis mellifera): pollen or jelly as protein source for oogenesis? J Comp Physiol A 192: 761–768.

Scharpenberg H, Neumann P, van Praagh JP, Moritz RFA (2006) Reliability of an island mating apiary under routine management. J Apic Res 45: 153-154.

Schlüns EA, Neumann P, Schlüns H, Hepburn HR, Moritz RFA (2006) Nestmate recognition and genetic variability among individuals from nests of the queenless ponerine ant, Streblognathus aethiopicus Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Afr Entomol 14: 95-102.

Spiewok S, Neumann P (2006) Cryptic low-level reproduction of small hive beetles in honeybee colonies. J Apic Res 45: 47-48.

Spiewok S, Neumann P (2006) The impact of recent queenloss and colony phenotype on the removal of small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) eggs and larvae by African honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). J Insect Behav 19: 601-611.

Spiewok S, Neumann P (2006) Infestation of commercial bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) field colonies by small hive beetles (Aethina tumida). Ecol Entomol 31: 623-628.

Spiewok S, Neumann P, Hepburn HR (2006) Preparation for disturbance-induced absconding of Cape honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). Insectes Soc 53: 27-31.

Ken Tan, Hepburn HR, Radloff SE, Yusheng Yu, Yiqiu Liu, Danyin Zhou, Neumann P (2005) Heat-balling wasps by honeybees. Naturwissenschaften 92: 492-495.

Kraus FB, Neumann P, Moritz RFA (2005) Genetic variance of mating frequency in the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.). Insectes Soc 52: 1-5.

Moritz RFA, Härtel S, Neumann P (2005) Global invasions of the western honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) and consequences for biodiversity. Ecoscience 12: 289-301.

Moritz RFA, Lattorff HMG, Neumann P, Kraus FB, Radloff SE, Hepburn HR (2005) Rare royal families in honeybees, Apis mellifera. Naturwissenschaften 92: 488-491.

Schlüns H, Moritz RFA, Neumann P, Kryger P, Koeniger G (2005) Multiple nuptial flights, sperm transfer and the evolution of extreme polyandry in honeybee queens. Anim Behav 70: 125-131.

Hepburn HR, Neumann P, Radloff SE (2004) Genetic variation in natural honeybee populations, Apis mellifera capensis Esch. Naturwissenschaften 91: 447-450.

Hoffmann WRE, Torres A, Neumann P (2004) A scientific note on the nest and colony development of the Neotropical bumble bee Bombus (Robustobombus) melaleucus (Handlirch 1888). Apidologie 35: 449-450.

Kraus FB, Neumann P, van Praagh JP, Moritz RFA (2004) Sperm limitation and the evolution of extreme polyandry in honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). Behav Ecol Sociobiol 55: 494-501.

Moritz RFA, Neumann P (2004) Differences in nestmate recognition for drones and workers in the honeybee, Apis mellifera (L.). Anim Behav 67: 681-688.

Muerrle TM, Neumann P (2004) Mass production of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). J Apic Res 43: 144-145.

Neumann P, Elzen PJ (2004) The biology of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae): Gaps in our knowledge of an invasive species. Apidologie 35: 229-247.

Neumann P, Härtel S (2004) Removal of small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) eggs and larvae by African honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera scutellata). Apidologie 35: 31-36.

Neumann P, Ritter W (2004) A scientific note on the association of Cychramus luteus (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) with honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Apidologie 35: 665-666.

Pirk CWW, Neumann P, Hepburn HR, Moritz RFA, Tautz J (2004) Egg viability and worker policing in honeybees. PNAS 101: 8649–8651.

Ellis JD, Hepburn HR, Delaplane K, Neumann P, Elzen PJ (2003) The effects of adult small hive beetles, Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), on nests and flight activity of Cape and European honey bees (Apis mellifera). Apidologie 34: 399-408.

Ellis JD, Holland AJ, Hepburn HR, Neumann P, Elzen PJ (2003) Cape (Apis mellifera capensis) and European (Apis mellifera) honey bee guard age and duration of guarding small hive beetles (Aethina tumida). J Apic Res 42: 32-34.

Kraus FB, Neumann P, Scharpenberg H, van Praagh J, Moritz RFA (2003) Male fitness of honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera L.). J Evol Biol 16: 914-920.

Moritz RFA, Scharpenberg H, Lattorff HMG, Neumann P (2003) A technical note for using microsatellite DNA analyses in haploid male DNA pools of social Hymenoptera. Insectes Soc 50: 398-400.

Neumann P, Pirk CWW, Hepburn HR, Moritz RFA (2003) Spatial differences in worker policing facilitate social parasitism by Cape honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.) in queenright host colonies. Insectes Soc 50: 109-113.

Neumann P, Radloff SE, Pirk CWW, Hepburn HR (2003) The behaviour of drifted Cape honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.): predisposition for social parasitism? Apidologie 34: 585-590.

Pirk CWW, Neumann P, Ratnieks FLW (2003) Cape honeybees, Apis mellifera capensis, police worker-laid eggs despite the absence of relatedness benefits. Behav Ecol 14: 347-352.

Ellis JD, Neumann P, Hepburn HR, Elzen PJ (2002) Longevity and reproductive success of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) fed different natural diets. J Econom Entomol 95: 902-907.

Elzen PJ, Westervelt D, Ellis JD, Hepburn HR, Neumann P (2002) Method of application of tylosin, an antibiotic for American foulbrood control, with effects on small hive beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) populations. J Econom Entomol 95: 1119-1122.

Moritz RFA, Neumann P (2002) The Cape honeybee (Apis mellifera capensis): from laying workers to social parasites. Apidologie 33: 99-100.

Neumann P, Hepburn HR (2002) Behavioural basis for social parasitism of Cape honeybees (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). Apidologie 33: 165-192.

Neumann P, Moritz RFA (2002) The Cape honeybee phenomenon: the evolution of a social parasite in real time? Behav Ecol Sociobiol 52: 271-281.

Neumann P, Radloff SE, Hepburn HR (2002) Parasitic Cape bees in the northern regions of South Africa: source of the founder population. S Afr J Sci 98: 404-406.

Pirk CWW, Neumann P, Hepburn HR (2002) Egg laying and egg removal by workers are positively correlated in queenright Cape honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). Apidologie 33: 203-212.

Radloff SE, Hepburn HR, Neumann P, Moritz RFA, Kryger P (2002) A method for estimating variation in the phenotypic expression of morphological characters by thelytokous parthenogenesis in Apis mellifera capensis. Apidologie 33: 129-137.

Elzen PJ, Baxter JR, Neumann P, Solbrig AJ, Pirk CWW, Hepburn HR, Westervelt D, Randall C (2001) Behavior of African and European subspecies of Apis mellifera toward the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida. J Apic Res 40: 40-41.

Neumann P, Pirk CWW, Hepburn HR, Elzen PJ, Baxter JR (2001) Laboratory rearing of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida). J Apic Res 40: 111-112.

Neumann P, Pirk CWW, Hepburn HR, Solbrig AJ, Ratnieks FLW, Elzen PJ, Baxter JR (2001) Social encapsulation of beetle parasites by Cape honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). Naturwissenschaften 88: 214-216.

Neumann P, Pirk CWW, Hepburn HR, Radloff SE (2001) A scientific note on the natural merger of two honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera capensis). Apidologie 32: 113-114.

Neumann P, Radloff SE, Moritz RFA, Hepburn HR, Reece SL (2001) Social parasitism by honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis Escholtz): Host finding and resistance of hybrid host colonies. Behav Ecol 12: 419-428.

Pirk CWW, Neumann P, Moritz RFA, Pamilo P (2001) Intranest relatedness and nestmate recognition in the meadow ant Formica pratensis (R.) Behav Ecol Sociobiol 49: 366-374.

Hoffmann WRE, Neumann P, Schmoltz E (2000) Technique for rearing the European hornet (Vespa crabro) through an entire colony life cycle in captivity. Insectes Soc 47: 351-353.

Neumann P, Moritz RFA (2000) Testing genetic variance hypotheses for the evolution of polyandry in the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.). Insectes Soc 47: 271-279.

Neumann P, Hepburn HR, Radloff SE (2000) Modes of worker reproduction, reproductive dominance and brood cell construction in queenless honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Apidologie 31: 479-486.

Neumann P, Koeniger N, Koeniger G, Tingek S, Kryger P, Moritz RFA (2000) Home site fidelity in migratory honeybees. Nature 406: 474-475.

Neumann P, Moritz RFA, Mautz D (2000) Colony evaluation is not affected by the drifting of drone and worker honeybees (Apis mellifera carnica) at a performance testing apiary. Apidologie 31: 67-79.

Polaczek B, Neumann P, Schricker B, Moritz RFA (2000) A new, simple method for rearing diploid drones in the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.). Apidologie 31: 525-530.

Hepburn HR, Reece SL, Neumann P, Moritz RFA, Radloff SE (1999) Absconding in honeybees (Apis mellifera) in relation to queen status and mode of worker reproduction. Insectes Soc 46: 323-326.

Neumann P, Moritz RFA, van Praagh J (1999) Queen mating-frequency in different types of honeybee mating apiaries. J Apic Res 38: 11-18.

Neumann P, van Praagh J, Moritz RFA, Dustmann J (1999) Testing reliability of a potential island mating apiary using DNA-microsatellites. Apidologie 30: 257-276.

Neumann P, Moritz RFA, Mautz D (1999) Maternity testing in honeybees using DNA microsatellites. Apidologie 30: 505-512.

Beye M, Neumann P, Chapuisat M, Pamilo P, Moritz RFA (1998) Nestmate recognition and genetic relatedness of nests in the ant Formica pratensis. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 43: 67-72.

Beye M, Neumann P, Schmitzova J, Klaudiny J, Albert Š, Šhimuth J, Felder M, Moritz RFA (1998) A simple, non-radioactive DNA-fingerprinting method for identifying patrilines in honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera L.). Apidologie 29: 255-263.

Beye M, Neumann P, Moritz RFA (1997) Nestmate recognition and the genetical gestalt in the mound building ant Formica polyctena. Insectes Soc 41: 1-10.

Van Praagh J, Neumann P, Koeniger G, Moritz RFA, Dustmann JH (1996) Mating behaviour of Apis mellifera L. queens on an island free of drones. Pszczelnicze Zeszyty Naukowe 40(2): 25-32.

Moritz RFA, Neumann P (1996) Genetic analysis of the drifting of drones in Apis mellifera using multi locus DNA-fingerprinting. Ethology 102: 580-590.

Chapters in books

vanEngelsdorp D, Brodschneider R, Brostaux Y, van der Zee R, Pisa L, Underwood R, Lengerich EL, Spleen A, Neumann P, Wilkins S, Budge GE, Pietravalle S, Allier A, Vallon J, Human H, Muz M, Le Conte Y, Caron D, Baylis K, Haubruge E, Pernal A, Melathopoulos A, Saegerman C, Pettis JS, Nguyen KB (2011) Calculating and reporting managed honey bee colony losses. In: Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. (e.d. Sammatoro and Yoder) Taylor and Francis Group, Chapter 20, p. 229-236.

Ritter W, Neumann P, Ellis JD (2008) Small hive beetle infestation (Aethina tumida). In: OIE – Manual of diagnostic tests and vaccines for terrestrial animals. 6th edition, Chapter 2.2.5, p. 415-418.


Other publications

Guntern J, Suhner M, Neumann P, Müller A (2014) Bienen und andere Bestäuber: Bedeutung für Landwirtschaft und Biodiversität. Swiss Academies Factsheets Vol. 1, No 2, 2014. www.akademien-schweiz.ch.

Vanbergen AJ, Ambrose N, Aston D, Biesmeijer JC, Bourke A, Breeze T, Brotherton P, Brown M, Chandler D, Clook M, Connolly CN, Costigan P, Coulson M, Cresswell J, Dean R, Dicks L, Felicioli A, Fojt O, Gallai N, Genersch E, Godfray C, Grieg-Gran M, Halstead A, Harding D, Harris B, Hartfield C, Heard MS, Herren B, Howarth J, Ings T, Kleijn D, Klein A, Kunin WE, Lewis G, MacEwen A, Maus C, McIntosh L, Millar NS, Neumann P, Ollerton J, Olschewski R, Osborne JL, Paxton RJ, Pettis J, Phillipson B, Potts SG, Pywell R, Rasmont P, Roberts S, Salles J-M, Schweiger O, Sima P, Thompson H, Titera D, Vaissiere B, Van der Sluijs J, Webster S, Wentworth J, Wright GA (2012) Insect pollinators: linking research and policy. Workshop report, U.K. Science and Innovation Network. http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/501459.

Kluser S, Neumann P, Chauzat MP, Pettis JS (2011) Disorders of bee colonies around the world and other threats to insect pollinators. Vida Apícola 168: 8-24 (ISSN 0213-1005).

Hendrikx P, Chauzat MP, Debin M, Neumann P, Fries I, Ritter W, Brown M, Mutinelli F, Le Conte Y, Gregorc A (2009) Bee Mortality and Bee surveillance in Europe. Scientific report submitted to EFSA [European Food Safety Authority], 216 pp, COBISS.SI-ID 3635048.

181 conference proceedings
68 posters (6 awards for best student contributions at respective conferences: Evenius prize twice, Kutter prize, COLOSS prize twice)
40 popular articles (in German, French, English and Italian)
4 publications for authorities (UNEP bulletins, guidelines)
4 contributions to movies, teaching videos / CDs and web chats