Ricarda Scheiner

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InstitutionJulius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Behavioral Physiology & Sociobiology
Postal addressAm Hubland
Office phone0049 931 3184745
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Environment
Research interestshoney bee behaviour
 molecular biology of honey bee
 honey bee physiology
 wild bee behaviour
 honeybee learning
PublicationsPamir E, Szyszka P, Scheiner R, Nawrot MP. 2014. Rapid learning dynamics in individual honeybees during classical conditioning. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuro-science 8:313.

Reim T, Scheiner R. 2014. Division of labour in honey bees: age- and task-related changes in the expression of octopamine receptor genes. Insect Molecular Biology 23:833-841.

Scheiner R, Kulikowskaja L, Thamm M. 2014. The honey bee tyramine receptor AmTYR1 and division of foraging labor. Journal of Experimental Biology. In press. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.098475.

Scheiner R, Toteva A, Reim T, Søvik E, Barron AB. 2014. Differences in the pho-totaxis of pollen and nectar foraging honey bees are related to their octopamine brain titers. Frontiers in Physiology 5:116.

Thamm M, Scheiner R. 2014. PKG in honey bees: spatial expression, Amfor gene expression, sucrose responsiveness and division of labor. Journal of Comparative Neurology. In press. DOI: 10.1002/cne.23500

Scheiner R, Abramson CI, Brodschneider R, Crailsheim K, Farina WM, Fuchs S, Grünewald B, Hahshold S, Karrer M, Koeniger G, Koeniger N, Menzel R, Mujagic S, Radspieler G, Schmickl T, Schneider C, Siegel AJ, Szopek M, Thenius R. 2013. Standard methods for behavioral studies of Apis mellifera. In: Dietemann V, Ellis JD, Neumann P (Eds). The COLOSS BEEBOOK: standard methodologies for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(4). DOI 10.3896/IBRA.

Reim T, Thamm M, Rolke D, Blenau W, Scheiner R. 2013. Suitability of three common reference genes for quantitative real-time PCR in honey bees. Apidologie 44: 342-350.

Scheiner R. 2012. Birth weight and sucrose responsiveness predict cognitive skills of honey bee foragers. Animal Behaviour 84: 305-308.

Behrends A, Scheiner R. 2012. Octopamine improves learning in newly emerged bees but not in old foragers. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 1076-1083.

Behrends A. Scheiner R. 2010. Learning at old age: a study on winter bees. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 4, 15.

Scheiner R, Arnold G. 2010. Effects of patriline on gustatory responsiveness and olfactory learning in honey bees. Apidologie 41: 29–37.

Thamm M, Balfanz S, Scheiner R, Baumann A, Blenau W. 2010. Characterization of the 5-HT1A receptor of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) and involvement of serotonin in phototactic behavior. Cell Mol Life Sci 67: 2467-2479.

Behrends A, Scheiner R. 2009. Evidence for associative learning in newly emerged honey bees (Apis mellifera). Animal Cognition 12: 249-255.

Scheiner R, Amdam GV. 2009. Impaired tactile learning is related to social role in honey bees. Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 994-1002.

Scheiner R, Erber J. 2009. Sensory thresholds, learning and the division of foraging labor in the honey bee. In Gadau J, Fewell JH (Hrsg.). Organization of Insect Societies - From genomes to socio-complexity. Harvard University Press. Cambridge MA. pp. 335-356.

Behrends A, Scheiner R, Baker N, Amdam G. 2007. Cognitive aging is linked to social role in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Experimental Gerontology 42: 1146-1153.

Belay AT, Scheiner R, So AK-C, Douglas SJ, Chakaborty-Chatterjee M, Levine JD, Sokolowski M. 2007. The foraging gene of Drosophila melanogaster: Spatial-expression analysis and sucrose responsiveness. Journal of Comparative Neurology 504: 570-582.

Amdam GV, Norberg K, Page RE, Erber J, Scheiner R. 2006. Downregulation of vitellogenin gene activity increases the gustatory responsiveness of honey bee workers (Apis mellifera). Behavioural Brain Research 169: 201-205.

Erber J, Hoorman J, Scheiner R. 2006. Phototactic behaviour correlates with gustatory responsiveness in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Behavioural Brain Research 174: 174-180.

Page RE, Scheiner R, Erber J, Amdam GV. 2006. The developmental evolution of division of labor and foraging specialization in a social insect (Apis mellifera L.). Current Topics in Developmental Biology 74: 253-286.

Scheiner R, Blenau W, Baumann A. 2006. Aminergic control and modulation of honeybee behaviour. Current Neuropharmacology 4: 259-276.

Scheiner R, Kuritz-Kaiser A, Menzel R, Erber J. 2005. Sensory responsiveness and the effects of equal subjective rewards on tactile learning and memory of honeybees. Learning & Memory 12: 626-635.

Scheiner R, Schnitt S, Erber J. 2005. The functions of antennal mechanoreceptors and antennal joints in tactile discrimination of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Comparative Physiology A 191: 857-864.

Erber J, Scheiner R. 2004. Honeybee learning. In Adelman G, Smith B (eds.). Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Elsevier (CD-Rom).

Scheiner R. 2004. Responsiveness to sucrose and habituation of the proboscis extension response in honey bees. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 190: 727-733.

Scheiner R, Page RE, Erber J. 2004. Sucrose responsiveness and behavioral plasticity in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Apidologie 35: 133-142.

Scheiner R, Sokolowski MB, Erber J 2004. Activity of cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) affects sucrose responsiveness and habituation in Drosophila melanogaster. Learning & Memory 11: 303-311.

Scheiner R, Barnert M, Erber J. 2003. Variation in water and sucrose responsiveness during the foraging season affects proboscis extension learning in honey bees. Apidologie 34: 67-72.

Scheiner R, Müller U, Heimburger S, Erber J. 2003. Activity of protein kinase A and gustatory responsiveness in the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Comparative Physiology A 189: 427-434.

Scheiner R, Plückhahn S, Öney B, Blenau W, Erber J. 2002. Behavioural pharmacology of octopamine, tyramine and dopamine in honey bees. Behavioural Brain Research 136(2): 545-553.

Scheiner R, Page RE, Erber J. 2001. Responsiveness to sucrose affects tactile and olfactory learning in preforaging honey bees of two genetic strains. Behavioural Brain Research 120: 67-73.

Scheiner R, Page RE, Erber J. 2001. The effects of genotype, foraging role and sucrose perception on the tactile learning performance of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 76: 138-150.

Scheiner R, Weiß A, Malun D, Erber J. 2001. Learning in honey bees with brain lesions: how partial mushroom-body ablations affect sucrose responsiveness and tactile antennal learning. Animal Cognition 3: 227-235.

Scheiner R, Erber J, Page RE. 1999. Tactile learning and the individual evaluation of the reward in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Comparative Physiology A 185: 1-10.