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Research articles

  1. Schwarz, S., Mangan, M., Webb, B., & Wystrach, A. (2020). Route-following ants respond to alterations of the view sequence. Journal of Experimental Biology. 10.1242/jeb.218701
  2. Schwarz, S., Clement, L., Gkanias, E., & Wystrach, A. (2020). How do backward-walking ants (Cataglyphis velox) cope with navigational uncertainty?. Animal Behaviour, 164, 133-142. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.04.006
  3. Le Möel, F., & Wystrach, A. (2020). Opponent processes in visual memories: A model of attraction and repulsion in navigating insects’ mushroom bodies. PLoS computational biology, 16(2), e1007631. 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007631
  4. Murray, T., Kocsi, Z., Dahmen, H., Narendra, A., Le Möel, F., Wystrach, A., & Zeil, J. (2020). The role of attractive and repellent scene memories in ant homing (Myrmecia croslandi). Journal of Experimental Biology, 223(3). 10.1242/jeb.210021
  5. Wystrach, A., Buehlmann, C., Schwarz, S., Cheng, K., & Graham, P. (2020). Rapid aversive and memory trace learning during route navigation in desert ants. Current Biology. 10.1016/j.cub.2020.02.082
  6. Le Moël F, Stone T, Lihoreau M, Wystrach A, Webb B (2019) The central complex as a potential substrate for vector based navigation. Front. Psychol 10:6900. 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00690
  7. Wystrach A, Schwarz S, Graham P, Cheng K (2019) Running paths to nowhere: repetition of routes shows how navigating ants modulate online the weights accorded to cues. Anim Cognit 22(2): 213-222. 10.1007/s10071-019-01236-7
  8. Stone T, Mangan M, Wystrach A, Webb B (2018) Rotation invariant visual processing for spatial memory in insects. Interface Focus 8(4): 20180010 10.1098/rsfs.2018.0010
  9. Freas, C. A., Wystrach, A., Narendra, A., & Cheng, K. (2018). The view from the trees: Nocturnal bull ants, Myrmecia midas, use the surrounding panorama while descending from trees. Front. in Psychol. 9, 16. 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00016
  10. Webb, B., Loveless, J., Lagogiannis, K., & Wystrach, A. (2018) Modelling sensory feedback and locomotor dynamics in Drosophila larvae. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 58.
  11. Schwarz S, Wystrach A, Cheng K (2017) Ants’ navigation in an unfamiliar environment is influenced by their experience of a familiar route. Sci. Rep. 7(1):14161. 10.1038/s41598-017-14036-1
  12. Dewar, A. D., Wystrach, A., Philippides, A., & Graham, P. (2017). Neural coding in the visual system of Drosophila melanogaster: How do small neural populations support visually guided behaviours?. Plos Comp. Biol., 13(10), e1005735. 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005735
  13. Schwarz, S., Mangan, M., Zeil, J., Webb, B., & Wystrach, A. (2017). How ants use vision when homing backward. Current Biology, 27(3), 401-407. 10.1016/j.cub.2016.12.019
  14. Wystrach, A., Lagogiannis, K., & Webb, B. (2016). Continuous lateral oscillations as a core mechanism for taxis in Drosophila larvae. eLife, 5, e15504. 10.7554/eLife.15504.001
  15. Schultheiss, P., Wystrach, A., Schwarz, S., Tack, A., Delor, J., Nooten, S. S., … & Cheng, K. (2016). Crucial role of ultraviolet light for desert ants in determining direction from the terrestrial panorama. Animal Behaviour, 115, 19-28. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.02.027
  16. Wystrach, A., Dewar, A., Philippides, A., & Graham, P. (2016). How do field of view and resolution affect the information content of panoramic scenes for visual navigation? A computational investigation. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 202(2), 87-95. 10.1007/s00359-015-1052-1
  17. Dewar, A. D., Wystrach, A., Graham, P., & Philippides, A. (2015). Navigation-specific neural coding in the visual system of Drosophila. Biosystems, 136, 120-127. 10.1016/j.biosystems.2015.07.008
  18. Wystrach, A., Mangan, M., & Webb, B. (2015). Optimal cue integration in ants. In Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282, No. 1816, p. 20151484. 10.1098/rspb.2015.1484
  19. Ardin, P., Mangan, M., Wystrach, A., & Webb, B. (2015). How variation in head pitch could affect image matching algorithms for ant navigation. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 201(6), 585-597. 10.1007/s00359-015-1005-8
  20. Wystrach, A., Philippides, A., Aurejac, A., Cheng, K., Graham., (2014). Visual scanning behaviours and their role in the navigation of the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 1-12 10.1007/s00359-014-0900-8
  21. A Wystrach, S Schwarz, P Schultheiss, A Baniel, K Cheng. (2014). Multiple sources of celestial compass information in the central Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 1-11 10.1007/s00359-014-0899-x
  22. S Schwarz, E Julle-Daniere, L Morin, P Schultheiss, A Wystrach, J Ives, K Cheng. (2014). Desert ants (Melophorus bagoti) navigating with robustness to distortions of the natural panorama”. Insectes Sociaux 61 (4), 371-383 10.1007/s00040-014-0364-4
  23. ELG Legge, A Wystrach, ML Spetch, K Cheng. (2014). “Combining sky and Earth: Desert ants (Melophorus bagoti) show weighted integration of celestial and terrestrial cues”. The Journal of experimental biology, jeb. 107862 10.1242/jeb.107862
  24. Julle‐Daniere, E., Schultheiss, P., Wystrach, A., Schwarz, S., Nooten, S. S., Bibost, A. L. and Cheng, K. (2014). Visual Matching in the Orientation of Desert Ants (Melophorus bagoti): The Effect of Changing Skyline Height. Ethology 10.1111/eth.12247
  25. Wystrach A and Schwarz S (2013). “Ants use a predictive mechanism to compensate for passive displacements due to wind” Current Biology 23: R1083-R1085. 10.1016/j.cub.2013.10.072
  26. Wystrach A; Schwarz S; Baniel A; Cheng K (2013) “Backtracking behaviour in lost ants: an additional strategy in their navigational toolkit” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280, 1769-20131677 10.1098/rspb.2013.1677
  27. Wystrach, A., Mangan, M., Philippides, A. and Graham, P. (2013). Snapshots in ants? New interpretations of paradigmatic experiments. Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 1766-1770. 10.1242/jeb.082941
  28. Schultheiss, P., Wystrach, A., Legge, E. L. G. and Cheng, K. (2013). Information content of visual scenes influences systematic search of desert ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 742-749. 10.1242/jeb.075077
  29. Wystrach A; Beugnon G; Cheng K. (2012) “Ants might use different view-matching strategies on and off the route” Journal of Experimental Biology 215, 44-55 10.1242/jeb.059584
  30. Wystrach A; Beugnon G; Cheng K. (2011) “Landmarks or panoramas: what do navigating ants attend to for guidance?” Frontiers in Zoology 8:21 10.1186/1742-9994-8-21
  31. Schwarz S; Wystrach A. (2011). “Visual input and path stabilisation in walking ants” Communicative & Integrative Biology 4: 6. 10.4161/cib.17730
  32. Schwarz S; Wystrach A; Cheng K. (2011) “A new navigational mechanism mediated by ant ocelli” Biology Letters. 7, 856-858 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0489
  33. Wystrach A; Soza S; Cheng K; Beugnon G. (2011) “Geometry, features and panoramic views: ants in rectangular arenas” Journal of Experimental Psychology Animal Behavior Processes. 37, 420-435 10.1037/a0023886
  34. Schwarz S; Albert L; Wystrach A; Cheng K. (2011) “Ocelli contribute to encode celestial compass information in the Australian desert ants Melophorus bagoti” Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 901-906 10.1242/jeb.049262
  35. Wystrach A; Schwarz S; Schultheiss P; Beugnon G; Cheng K. (2011) “Views, landmarks, and route: how do desert ants negotiate an obstacle course” Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 197: 167–179 10.1007/s00359-010-0597-2
  36. Schultheiss P; Schwarz S; Wystrach A. (2010). “Nest Relocation and Colony Founding in the Australian Desert Ant, Melophorus bagoti Lubbock (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)” Psyche 2010. 10.1155/2010/435838
  37. Wystrach A. (2009). “Ants in rectangular arenas: A support for the global matching theory” Communicative & Integrative Biology 2: 388 – 390. 10.4161/cib.2.5.8717
  38. Wystrach A; and Beugnon G. (2009). “Ants Learn Geometry and Features” Current Biology 19: 61-66. 10.1016/j.cub.2008.11.054

Opinion and review articles

  1. Webb, B., & Wystrach, A. (2016). Neural mechanisms of insect navigation. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 15, 27-39.
  2. Collett, T. S., Wystrach, A., & Graham, P. (2016). Insect Orientation: The Travails of Going Straight. Current Biology, 26(11), R461-R463.
  3. Wystrach, A., Dewar, A. D., & Graham, P. (2014). Insect vision: Emergence of pattern recognition from coarse encoding. Current Biology, 24(2), R78-R80.
  4. Cheung A., Collett M, Collett TS, Dewar A, Dyer F, Graham P, Mangan M, Narendra A, Philippides A, Stürzl W, Webb B, Wystrach A, Zeil J. (2014). ”Still no convincing evidence for cognitive map use by honeybees”. PNAS 111 (42), E4396-E4397
  5. Cheng, K., Schultheiss, P., Schwarz, S., Wystrach, A. and Wehner, R. (2014) Beginnings of a synthetic approach to desert ant navigation. Behavioural Processes doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2013.10.001
  6. Wystrach, A. and Graham, P. (2012). View-based matching can be more than image matching: The importance of considering an animal’s perspective. I-perception 3, 547-549.
  7. Wystrach A; Graham P. (2012) “What can we learn from studies of insect navigation?” Animal Behaviour 84, 13-20.

Book chapters

  1. P Schultheiss, A Wystrach, L Mathieu, S Schwarz. Insect navigation (2019). Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior
  2. Wystrach A. (2019). “Insect spatial learning: a stroll through Tinbergen’s four questions”. Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. J. Vonk (ed)
  3. Graham, P; Wystrach A. (2018). “View-Based Homing”. Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. J. Vonk, T.K. Shackelford (eds.).
  4. Graham, P; Wystrach A. (2016). “The Emergence of Spatial Cognition in Insects”. Animal Cognition: Principles, Evolution, and Development. Chapter 4 pp. 89-106. M. Olmstead. Nova (eds)
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