Prof. Dr. Paul A. Stevenson

Simpson S, Stevenson P. A. (2013) Modulation of Social Behaviour in Insects. In  Canli, T. (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Molecular Psychology. Oxford, New York,  Oxford University Press. (in press)

Mayer G, Martin, C, Rüdiger J,  Kauschke S, Stevenson PA, Poprawa I, Schill RO, Pflüger HJ, Schlegel M (2013) Selective neuronal staining in tardigrades and onychophorans provides insights into the evolution of segmental ganglia in panarthropods.  BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 230. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-230)

Stevenson PA, Rillich J (2013) Isolation associated aggression -  a consequence of recovery from defeat in a territorial animal. PloS ONE 8(9) e74965

Rillich J, Stevenson PA, Pflüger HJ (2013) Flight and walking in locusts - cholinergic co-activation, temporal coupling and its modulation by biogenic amines. PloS ONE 8(5): e62899. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062899

Stevenson PA, Schildberger K (2013) Mechanisms of experience dependent control of aggression in crickets. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 23:1-6

Mayer G, Kauschke S, Rüdiger J, Stevenson PA (2013) Neural markers reveal a one-segmented head in tardigrades (water bears). PLoS ONE 8(3): e59090. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059090

Stevenson PA, Rillich J. (2012) The decision to fight or flee - insights into underlying mechanism in crickets. Front. Neurosci. 6:118. doi:10.3389/fnins.2012.00118

Ehnert C, Stevenson PA, Schildberger K., Michel S (2012) Role of glutamate in bilateral coupling of the eyes in Bulla goudiana.  Neuroscience 202: 287-275

Rillich J, Stevenson PA (2011) Winning fights induces hyper-aggression via the action of the biogenic amine octopamine in crickets. PloS ONE 6(12): e2889. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028891

Schöneich S, Schildberger K, Stevenson PA (2011) Neuronal organization of a fast-mediating cephalo-thoracic pathway for antennal-tactile information in the cricket. J Comp Neurol 519:1677-1690

Rillich J, Schildberger K, Stevenson. PA (2011) Octopamine and occupancy - an aminergic mechanism for intruder-resident aggression in crickets. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 278:1873-1880

Stevenson PA (2009) Ecology the Key to Pandora's Box. Science 323:594-595.

Rillich J, Buhl E, Schildberger K, Stevenson PA (2009) Female crickets are driven to fight by the male courting and calling songs. Animal Behaviour 77:737-742.

Bullmann T, Stevenson PA (2008) Nitric oxide as an efferent modulator of circadian pacemaker neurones in the eye of the marine mollusc Bulla gouldiana. The Open Zoology Journal 1:18-28.

Buhl E, Schildberger K, Stevenson PA (2008) A muscarinic cholinergic mechanism underlies activation of the central pattern generator for locust flight. J Exp Biol 211:2346-2357.

Rillich J, Schildberger K, Stevenson PA (2007) Assessment strategy of fighting crickets revealed by manipulating information exchange. Animal Behaviour 74:823-836.

Bullerjahn A, Mentel T, Pflüger HJ, Stevenson PA (2006) Nitric oxide: a co-modulator of efferent peptidergic neurosecretory cells including a unique octopaminergic neurone innervating locust heart. Cell Tissue Res 325:345-360.

Stevenson PA, Dyakonova V, Rillich J, Schildberger K (2005) Octopamine and experience-dependent modulation of aggression in crickets. J Neurosci 25:1431-1441.

Pflüger HJ, Stevenson PA (2005) Evolutionary aspects of octopaminergic systems with emphasis on arthropods. Arthr Struct Devel 34:379-396.

Stevenson PA, Hofmann HA, Schoch K, Schildberger K (2000) The fight and flight responses of crickets depleted of biogenic amines. J Neurobiol 43:107-120.

Michel S, Schoch K, Stevenson PA (2000) Amine and amino acid transmitters in the eye of the mollusc Bulla gouldiana: An immunocytochemical study. J Comp Neurol 425:244-256.

Hofmann HA, Stevenson PA (2000) Flight restores fight in crickets. Nature 403:613-613.

Stevenson PA (1999) Colocalisation of taurine- with transmitter-immunoreactivities in the nervous system of the migratory locust. J Comp Neurol 404:86-96.

Morris OT, Duch C, Stevenson PA (1999) Differential activation of octopaminergic (DUM) neurones via proprioceptors responding to flight muscle contractions in the locust. J Exp Biol 202:3555-3564.

Stevenson PA, Meuser S (1997) Octopaminergic innervation and modulation of a locust flight steering muscle. J Exp Biol 200:633-642.

Stevenson PA (1997) Reflex activation of locust flight motoneurones by proprioceptors responsive to muscle contractions. J Comp Physiol A 180:91-98.

Eichmuller S, Stevenson PA, Paus R (1996) A new method for double immunolabelling with primary antibodies from identical species. J Immunol Methods 190:255-265.

Stevenson PA, Sporhase-Eichmann U (1995) Localization of octopaminergic neurons in insects. Comp Biochem Phys B 11:203-215.

Stevenson PA, Pflüger HJ, Eckert M, Rapus J (1994) Octopamine-like immunoreactive neurones in locust genital abdominal ganglia. Cell Tissue Res 275:299-308.

Stevenson PA, Pflüger HJ (1994) Colocalization of octopamine and FMRFamide related peptide in identified heart projecting (DUM) neurons in the locust revealed by immunocytochemistry. Brain Res 638:117-125.

Bräunig P, Stevenson PA, Evans PD (1994) A locust octopamine-immunoreactive dorsal unpaired median neuron forming terminal networks on sympathetic-nerves. J Exp Biol 192:225-238.

Stevenson PA, Pflüger HJ, Eckert M, Rapus J (1992) Octopamine immunoreactive cell-populations in the locust thoracic-abdominal nervous-system. J Comp Neurol 315:382-397.

Stevenson PA, Pflüger HJ (1992) Evidence for octopaminergic nature of peripherally projecting DUM-Cells, but not DUM-interneurons in locusts. Acta Biol Hung 43:189-199.

Stevenson PA, Kutsch W (1988) Demonstration of functional connectivity of the flight motor System in all stages of the locust. J Comp Physiol A 162:247-259.

Kutsch W, Stevenson PA (1988) Demonstration of the adult-specific flight motor pattern in isolated ganglia and all instars of Locusta. Acta Biol Hung 36:545-558.

Stevenson PA, Kutsch W (1987) A reconsideration of the central pattern generator concept for locust flight. J Comp Physiol A 161:115-129.

Stevenson PA, Kutsch W (1986) Basic Circuitry of an Adult-Specific Motor Program Completed with Embryogenesis. Naturwissenschaften 73:741-743.

Kutsch W, Stevenson PA (1984) Manipulation of the endocrine system of Locusta and the development of the flight motor pattern. J Comp Physiol A 155:129-138.

Kutsch W, Stevenson PA (1981) Time correlated flights of juvenile and mature locusts: a comparison between free and tethered animals. J Insect Physiol 27:455-459.

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