Martin Heil

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Peer-Reviewed Publications



    2011

  1. Kessler, A. and Heil, M. (2011) The multiple faces of indirect defences and their agents of natural selection. Functional Ecology 25: 348-357

  2. Heil, M. (2011) Plant-mediated interactions between above- and below-ground communities at multiple trophic levels. Journal of Ecology 99: 3-6

  3. de Roman, M., Fernndez, I., Wyatt, T., Sahrawy, M., Heil, M. and Pozo, M. J. (2011) Elicitation of foliar resistance mechanisms transiently impairs root association with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Journal of Ecology 99: 36-45

  4. Heil, M. (2011) Nectar: generation, regulation and ecological functions. Trends in Plant Science 16: 191-200

  5. Van Dam, N.M. and Heil, M. (2011) Multitrophic interactions below and above ground: en route to the next level. Journal of Ecology 99: 77-88

    2010

  6. Heil, M. and Adame-Alvarez (2010). Short signalling distances make plant communication a soliloquy. Biology Letters 6: 843-845

  7. Hernandez-Cumplido, J., Benrey, B. and Heil, M. (2010) Attraction of flower visitors to plants that express indirect defence can minimize ecological costs of ant-pollinator conflicts. Journal of Troppical Ecology 26: 555-557

  8. Radhika, V., Kost, C., Boland, W. and Heil, M. (2010) The role of jasmonate signalling in floral nectar secretion. PLoS ONE 5: e9265

  9. Gonzalez-Teuber, M., Pozo, M.-J., Muck, A., Svatos, A. and Heil M. (2010) Glucanases and chitinases as causal agents in the protection of Acacia extrafloral nectar from infestation by phytopathogens. Plant Physiology 152: 1705-1715

  10. Kley, J., Heil, M., Muck, A., Svatos, A. and Boland, W. (2010) Isolating intact chloroplasts from small Arabidopsis samples for proteomic studies. Analytical Biochemistry 398: 198-202

  11. Heil, M., Orona-Tamayo, D., Eilmus, S., Kautz, S. and Gonzalez-Teuber, M. (2010) Chemical communication and coevolution in an ant-plant mutualism. Chemoecology 20: 63-74

  12. Heil, M. and Karban, R. (2010) Explaining evolution of plant communication by airborne signals. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25: 137-144

  13. Heil, M. (2010) Plastic defence expression in plants. Evolutionary Ecology 24: 555-569

  14. Cipollini, D. and Heil, M. (2010) Costs and benefits of induced resistance to herbivores and pathogens in plants. CAB Reviews 5: 1-25

    2009

  15. Gonzalez-Teuber, M. and Heil, M. (2009) The Role of extrafloral nectar amino acidsfor the preferences of facultative and obligate ant mutualists. Journal of Chemestry Ecology 35: 459-468

  16. Heil, M. (2009) Damaged-self recognition in plant herbivore defence. Trends in Plant Science 14: 356-363

  17. Eilmus, S. and Heil, M. (2009) Bacterial asssociates of arboreal ants and their putative functions in an obligate ant-plant mutualism. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75: 4324–4332

  18. Ballhorn, D.-J., Kautz, S., Heil, M. and Hegeman, A.-D. (2009) Analyzing plant defenses in nature. Plant Signal and Behavior 4: 743-745

  19. Gonzalez-Teuber, M. and Heil, M. (2009) Nectar chemistry is tailored for both attraction of mutualists and protection from exploiters. Plant Signal and Behavior 4: 1-5

  20. Heil, M., González-Teuber, G., Clement, L., Kautz, S., Verhaagh, M. & Silva Bueno, J.C. (2009) Divergent investment strategies of Acacia myrmecophytes and the coexistence of mutualists and exploiters. PNAS 106: 18091-18096

  21. Yi, H.-S., Heil, M., Adame-Alvarez, R.-M., Ballhorn, D.-J., and Ryu, C.-M. (2009) Airborne induction and priming of plant defenses against a bacterial pathogen. Plant Physiology 151: 2152–2161

  22. Kautz, S., Pauls, S.U., Ballhorn, D.-J., Lumbsch, H.-T. and Heil, M. (2009) Polygynous supercolonies of the acacia-ant Pseudomyrmex peperi, an inferior colony founder. Molecular Ecology 18: 5180-5194

    2008

  23. Kost, C. and Heil, M. (2008) The defensive role of volatile emission and extrafloral nectar secretion for Lima bean in nature. Journal of Chemical Ecology34: 2-13

  24. Clement, L., Koppen, S.C.W., Brand, W.A., and Heil, M. (2008) Strategies of a parasite of the ant-Acacia mutualism. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 953-962.

  25. Heil, M. (2008) Indirect defence via tritrophic interactions. New Phytologist 178: 41-61 “The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/nph

  26. Heil, M. (2008) Ants and plants – a world of interactions. Trends Ecol. Evol. 23, 253-254. (invited book review).

  27. Heil, M., Lion, U. and Boland, W. (2008) Defence-inducing volatiles – in search for the active motif. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 601-604

  28. Heil, M. and Ton, J. (2008) Long-distance signalling in plant defence. Trends in Plant Sciences13: 264-272

  29. Ballhorn D.J., Kautz S., Lion U. and Heil, M. (2008) Trade-offs between direct and indirect defences of lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus). Journal of Ecology 96: 971-980

  30. Radhika, V., Kost, S., Bartram, S., Heil, M. and Boland, W. (2008) Testing the optimal defence hypothesis for two indirect defences: secretion of extrafloral nectar and emission of volatile organic compounds. Planta 228: 449-45

  31. Ballhorn D.J., Schiwy S., Jensen M. and Heil M. (2008) Quantitative variability of direct chemical defense in primary and secondary leaves of lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) and consequences for a natural herbivore. J Chem Ecol 34, 1298-1301

  32. Ballhorn D.J., Kautz S., Lion U. and Heil, M. (2008) Qualitative variability of lima bean’s VOC bouquets and its putative consequences on plant-plant communication Plant Signal. Behav. 3, 1005-1007

    2007

  33. Heil, M., Rico-Gray, V. and Oliveira, P.S. 2007: The ecology and evolution of ant-plant interactions. Myrmecol. News 11: 78 (invited book review).

  34. Heil, M. and Silva Bueno, J.C. (2007) Within-plant signalling by volatiles leads to induction and priming of an indirect plant defence in nature. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 5467-5472.

  35. Heil, M. and Silva Bueno, J.C. (2007) Herbivore-induced volatiles as rapid signals in systemic plant responses. Plant Signal. Behav. 2, 191-193

  36. Walters, D. and Heil, M. (2007) Costs and trade-offs associated with induced resistance. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 71. 3-17

  37. Ballhorn, D., Heil, M., Pietrowski, A., Lieberei, R. (2007) Quantitative effects of cyanogenesis on an adapted herbivore. Journal of Chemical Ecology 33: 2195-2208

    2006

  38. Kost, C. and Heil, M. (2006) Herbivore-induced plant volatiles induce an indirect defence in neighbouring plants. Journal of Ecology94, 619-628

  39. Ballhorn, D.J., Heil, M. and Lieberei, R. (2006) Phenotypic plasticity of cyanogenesis in lima bean Phaseolus lunatus-activity and activation of ß-glucosidase. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 261-275.

  40. Heil, M. and Kost, C. (2006) Priming of indirect defences. Ecology Letters 9: 813-817.

  41. Heil, M. and Ploss, K (2006) Induced resistance enzymes in wild plants – do ‘early birds’ escape from pathogen attack? Naturwissenschaften 93: 455-460.

    2005

  42. Kost, C. and Heil, M. (2005) Increased availability of extrafloral nectar reduces herbivory in Lima bean plants (Phaseolus lunatus). Basic and Applied Ecology 6, 237-248

  43. Dietrich, R., Ploss, K., and Heil, M. (2005) Growth responses and fitness costs after induction of pathogen resistance depend on environmental conditions. Plant, Cell and Environment 28, 211-222

  44. Heil, M., Büchler, R. and Boland, M. (2005) Quantification of invertase activity in ants under field conditions. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31: 431-437

  45. Heil, M., Rattke, J., Boland, W. (2005) Post-secretory hydrolysis of nectar sucrose and specialization in ant/plant mutualism. Science 308: 560-563

    2004

  46. Heil, M. (2004) Induction of two indirect defences benefits Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) in nature. Journal of Ecology 92: 527-536

  47. Heil, M. (2004) Direct defense or ecological costs?? Responses of herbivorous beetles to volatiles released by wild Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus). Journal of Chemical Ecology 30: 1289-1295

  48. Heil, M., Greiner, S., Meimberg, H., Kruger, R., Heubl., G. Noyer, J.-L., Linsenmair, K.E. and Boland, W. (2004) Evolutionary change from induced to constitutive expression of an indirect plant resistance. Nature 430: 205-208

  49. Heil, M., Hilpert, A., Kruger, R. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2004) Competition among visitors to extrafloral nectaries as a source of ecological costs of an indirect defence. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 201-208

  50. Heil, M., Feil, D., Hilpert, A. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2004) Spatio-temporal patterns in indirect defence of a South-East Asian ant-plant support the optimal defence hypothesis. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 573-580

  51. Heil, M., Baumann, B., Kruger, R. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2004) Main nutrient compounds in food bodies of Mexican Acacia ant-plants. Chemoecology 14: 45-52

  52. Dietrich, R., Ploß, K. and Heil, M. (2004) Constitutive and induced resistance to pathogens in Arabidopsis thaliana depend on nitrogen supply. Plant, Cell and Environmental 27, 896-906

    2003

  53. Heil, M. and McKey, D. (2003) Protective ant-plant interactions as model systems in ecological and evolutionary research. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 34, 425-453

    2002

  54. Heil, M. (2002) Ecological costs of induced resistance. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 5: 345-350

  55. Heil, M. and Baldwin, I. (2002) Fitness costs of induced resistance: emerging experimental support for a slippery concept. Trends in Plant Science 7: 61-67

  56. Heil, M. and Bostock, R. (2002) Induced systemic resistance (ISR) against pathogens in the context of induced plant defences. Annals of Botany 89: 503-512

  57. Heil, M., Hilpert, A., Fiala, B., bin Hashim, R., Strohm, E., Zotz, G. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2002) Nutrient allocation of Macaranga triloba ant plants to growth, photosynthesis, and indirect defence. Functional Ecology 16: 475-483

  58. Heil, M., Delsinne, T., Hilpert, A., Schürkens, S., Andary, C., Linsenmair, K.E., Sousa, M.S. and McKey, D. (2002) Reduced chemical defence in ant-plants? A critical re-evaluation of a widely accepted hypothesis. Oikos 99: 457-468

  59. Heil, M., Baumann, B., Andary, C., Linsenmair, K.E., McKey, D. (2002) Extraction and quantification of “condensed tannins“ as valuable measure of plant anti-herbivore defence? Revisiting an old problem. Naturwissenschaften 89: 519-524

    2001

  60. Heil, M. (2001) The ecological concept of costs of induced systemic resistance (ISR) Eurropena Journal of Plant Pathology 107: 137-146

  61. Heil, M. (2001) Induced systemic resistance (ISR) against pathogens – a promising field for ecological research. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 4: 65-79

  62. Heil, M., Koch, T., Hilpert, A., Fiala, B., Boland, W. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2001) Extrafloral nectar production of the ant-associated plant, Macaranga tanarius, is an induced, indirect, defensive response elicited by jasmonic acid. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 98: 1083-1088

  63. Heil, M., Fiala, B., Maschwitz, U. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2001) On benefits of indirect defence: short- and long-term studies of antiherbivore protection via mutualistic ants. Oecologia 126: 395-403

  64. Heil, M., Hilpert, A., Fiala, B., Linsenmair, KE (2001) Nutrient availability and indirect (biotic) defence in a Malaysian ant-plant. Oecologia 126: 404-408

  65. Linsenmair, K.E., Heil, M., Kaiser, W.M., Fiala, B., Koch, T.and Boland, W. (2001) Adaptations to biotic and abiotic stress: Macaranga-ant plants optimise investment in biotic defence. journal of Experimental Botany 52: 2057-2065

    2000

  66. Heil, M (2000) Different strategies for studying ecological aspects of systemic acquired resistance (SAR). Journal of Ecology 88: 707-708

  67. Heil, M., Fiala, B., Baumann, B. and Linsenmair, K.E. (2000) Temporal, spatial and biotic variation in extrafloral nectar secretion by Macaranga tanarius. Functional Ecology 14: 749-757

  68. Heil, M., Hilpert, A., Kaiser, W. and Linsenmair, K.E (2000) Reduced growth and seed set following chemical induction of pathogen defence: does systemic acquired resistance (SAR) incur allocation costs? Journal of Ecology 88: 645-654

  69. Heil, M., Staehelin, C. and McKey D. (2000) Low chitinase activity in Acacia myrmecophytes: a potential trade-off between biotic and chemical defences? Naturwissenschaften 87: 555-558

    1995-1999

  70. Heil, M. (1995) Differenzierungen und Dynamik in der Grünlandvegetation des Hafenlohrtals (Spessart): Nutzung als dominierender Standortfaktor. (Differentations and dynamics in the greenland vegetation of the Hafenlohrtal (Spessart, Germany). Land use as dominant site factor). Tuexenia 15: 295-327

  71. Heil, M. , Fiala, B., Linsenmair, K.E., Zotz, G., Menke, P. and Maschwitz, U. (1997) Food body production in Macaranga triloba (Euphorbiaceae): a plant investment in anti-herbivore defence via symbiotic ant partners. Journal of Ecology 85: 847-861

  72. Heil, M., Fiala, B., Kaiser, W. and Linsenmair, K.E. (1998) Chemical contents of Macaranga food bodies: adaptations to their role in ant attraction and nutrition. Functional Ecology 12: 117-122

  73. Heil, M. (1999) Systemic acquired resistance: available information and open ecological questions. Journal of Ecology 87: 341-346

  74. Heil, M., Fiala, B., Boller, T. and Linsenmair, K.E. (1999) Reduced chitinase activities in ant plants of the genus Macaranga. Naturwissenschaften 86: 146-149


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