Dr. Jes Johannesen – Publications


Dr. habil Jes Johannesen




Johannesen, J. (2017). Tracing the history and ecological context of Wolbachia double infection in a specialist host (Urophora cardui)—parasitoid (Eurytoma serratulae) system. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2713.


Hoffmann, G. S., Johannesen, J. & Griebeler, E. M. (2016). Population dynamics of a natural red deer population over 200 years detected via substantial changes of genetic Variation. Ecology and Evolution 6 (10): 3146-3153.


Tserkova, F., Kirilova, T., Tcholakova, T., Gevezova-Kazakova, M., Klisarova, D., Johannesen, J. & Denev, I. (2015). Comparative study of round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) populations inhabiting black sea and north-west European water basins as revealed by variability in Cytochrome B gene. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 21 (1): 100-105.


Johannesen J. & M. Riedle-Bauer (2014). Origin of a sudden mass occurrence of the stolbur phytoplasma vector Hyalethes obsoletus (Cixiidae) in Austria. - Annals of Applied Biology, 165: 488-495.

Hoffmann G.S., Johannesen J., Griebeler E.M. (2014). Species cross-amplification, identification and genetic variation of 17 species of deer (Cervidae) with microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA from antlers. - Molecular Biology Reports, DOI: 10.1007/s11033-014-3845-7

Maixner M., Albert A. & J. Johannesen (2014). Survival relative to new and ancestral host plants, phytoplasma infection and genetic constitution in host races of a polyphagous insect disease vector. - Ecology and Evolution, 4: 3082-3092. [open access pdf]

Maixner M. & J. Johannesen (2014). Optimized monitoring of host populations of the Bois noir vector, Hyalesthes obsoletus, based on flight phenology observations. - IOBC/wprs Bulletin, 105: 151-157.


Imo M., Maixner M. & J. Johannesen (2013). Sympatric diversification vs. immigration: deciphering host-plant specialization in a polyphagous insect, the stolbur phytoplasma vector Hyalesthes obsoletus (Cixiidae). - Molecular Ecology, 22 (8): 2188–2203.

Johannesen J., Keyghobadi N., Schuler H., Stauffer C. & H. Vogt (2013). Invasion genetics of American cherry fruit fly in Europe and signals of hybridization with the European cherry fruit fly. - Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 147 (1): 61-72.

Maynir B., Kehrli P. & J. Johannesen (2013). Population structure and incidence of the stolbur phytoplasma vector Hyalesthes obsoletus (Cixiidae) among geographic regions in Switzerland. - J. Applied Entomology, 137(8): 589-600.

Schuler H., Bertheau C., Egan S. P., Feder J. L., Riegler M., Schlick-Steiner B. C., Steiner F. M., Johannesen J., Kern P., Tuba K., Laktos F., Köppler K., Arthofer W. & C. Stauffer (2013). Evidence for a recent horizontal transmission and spatial spread of Wolbachia from endemic Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera: Tephritidae) to invasive Rhagoletis cingulata in Europe. – Molecular Ecology, 22: 4101–4111.

Theissinger K., Bàlint M., Feldheim K. A., Haase P., Johannesen J., Laube I. & S. U. Pauls (2013). Glacial survival and post-glacial recolonization of an arctic–alpine freshwater insect (Arcynopteryx dichroa, Plecoptera, Perlodidae) in Europe. - J. of Biogeography, 40: 236–248.


Gund N., A. Wagner, A. E. Timm, J. A. Jehle, J. Johannesen, A. Reineke (2012). Genetic analysis of Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) populations with different levels of sensitivity towards the Cydia pomonella granulovirus (CpGV). - Genetica. DOI 10.1007/s10709-012-9675-4.

Johannesen J., Foissac X., Kehrli P. & M. Maixner (2012). Impact of vector dispersal and host-plant fidelity on the dissemination of an emerging plant pathogen. - PLoS ONE 7(12): e51809. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051809.

Johannesen, J., J. T. Wennmann, & Y. Lubin (2012). Dispersal behaviour and colony structure in a colonial spider. - Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 9: 1-12.

Schradin C., Lindholm A.K., Johannesen J., Schoepf I., Yuen C., König B. & Pillay N. (2012). Social flexibility and social evolution in mammals: a case study of the African striped mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio). - Molecuar Ecology, 21: 541–553.


Imo M., Lüneburg J., Hankeln T., Seitz A. & J. Johannesen (2011). Highly polymorphic di- and trinucleotide microsatellite markers for the grapevine yellows disease vector Hyalesthes obsoletus (Cixiidae). - European Journal of Entomology 108 (1): 161-163.

Johannesen J., Albert A., Imo M. & M. Maixner (2011). Stolbur 16SrXII-A phytoplasma interaction with vector longevity on alternative plants. - Bull. Ins. 64 (Supplement): 147-148. ISSN 1721-8861.

Solmsen N., Johannesen J. & C. Schradin (2011 early view). Highly asymmetric fine-scale genetic structure between sexes of African striped mice and indication for condition dependent alternative male dispersal tactics. - Molecular Ecology, 20 (8): 1624–1634.

Taubmann J., Theissinger K., Feldheim K. A., Laube I., Graf W., Haase P., Johannesen J. & S. U. Pauls (2011). Modelling range shifts and assessing genetic diversity distribution of the montane aquatic mayfly Ameletus inopinatus in Europe under climate change scenarios. - Conservation Genetics, 12: 503–515.

Theissinger K., Bálint M., Haase P., Johannesen J., Laube I. & S. U. Pauls (2011): Molecular data and species distribution models reveal the Pleistocene history of the mayfly Ameletus inopinatus (Ephemeropters.Siphlonuridae). – Freshwater Biology, 56 (12): 2554–2566.


Imo M., Seitz A. & J. Johannesen (2010). Distribution and invasion genetics of the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) in German rivers. - Aquatic Ecology, 44 (4): 731-740.

Johannesen J., Diegisser T. & A. Seitz (2010). Speciation via differential host-plant use in the tephritid fly Tephritis conura. - In: Glaubrecht M (ed) Evolution in action: case studies in adaptive radiation, speciation and the origin of biodiversity. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 239-262.

Johannesen J., Drüeke U. & A. Seitz (2010). Parapatric diversification after post-glacial range expansion in the gall fly Urophora cardui (Tephritidae). - J. Biogeography, 37: 635–646.


Diegisser T., Tritsch C., Seitz A. & J. Johannesen (2009). Infestation of the marsh thistle Cirsium palustre by Tephritis conura (Diptera: Tephritidae) in northern Britain – host-range expansion or host shift? - Genetica, 137: 87-97.

Johannesen J., Wickler W., Seibt U. & R. Moritz (2009). Population history in social spiders repeated: colony structure and lineage evolution in Stegodyphus mimosarum (Eresidae). - Molecular Ecology, 18: 2812 – 2818.

Johannesen J., Moritz R., Simunek H., Seibt U. & W. Wickler (2009). Species cohesion despite extreme inbreeding in a social spider. - Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22: 1137–1142.

Johannesen J., Seitz A., El Sayar N. & M. Maixner (2009). On host races and co-evolution of the grapevine yellows vector Hyalesthes obsoletus and Stolbur phytoplasma. – Progrès Agricole et Viticole, Hors Série, 31 Aug – 4 Sept 2009, 143 – 144.

Kaul C., Seitz A., Maixner M. & J. Johannesen (2009, early online). Time of infection by Bois Noir tuf-type-I stolbur phytoplasma in Hyalesthes obsoletus (Homoptera: Cixiidae) and influence on larval size. - J. Applied Entomology, 133: 596-601.

Maixner M., Johannesen J. & A. Seitz (2009). Aspects of the interaction of stolbur phytoplasma, vectors and host plants in the two epidemic systems of bois noir – Progrès Agricole et Viticole, Hors Série, 31 Aug – 4 Sept 2009, 141 – 142.


Diegisser T., Johannesen J. & A. Seitz (2008). Performance of Tephritis conura host-races (Diptera: Tephritidae) on a derived host plant (Cirsium oleraceum): implications for the original host shift. - Journal of Insect Science, 8: 66.

Johannesen J., Lux B., Michel K., Seitz A. & M. Maixner (2008). Invasion biology and host-specificity of the grapevine yellows disease vector Hyalesthes obsoletus in Europe. - Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 126: 217-227.

Johannesen J., Tritsch C., Seitz A. & T. Diegisser (2008). Genetic structure of Cirsium palustre (Asteraceae) and its role in host diversification of Tephritis conura (Diptera: Tephritidae). - Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 95: 221–232.

Řezáč M., Pekár S. & J. Johannesen (2008). Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of sibling Central European Eresus (Araneae: Eresidae). - Zoologica Scipta, 37: 263-287.


Diegisser T., Seitz A. & J. Johannesen (2007): Morphological adaptation in host races of Tephritis conura – Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 122: 155-164.

Johannesen J., Lubin Y., Smith D. R., Bilde T. & J. M. Schneider (2007): The age and evolution of sociality in Stegodyphus spiders: a molecular phylogenetic perspective. – Proc. R. Soc. B, 274: 231-237.

Maixner M., Johannesen J., Michel K., Lux B. & A. Seitz (2007). Host plant specificity of Hyalesthes obsoletus and consequences for Bois noir epidemiology. - Bulletin of Insectology, 60: 399-400.

Repplinger M., Johannesen J., Seitz A. & H. P. Comes (2007): Morphological and molecular evidence for hybridization and introgression in Central European Arctium (Asteraceae). - Plant Systematics and Evolution, 268: 75-95.


Diegisser T., Johannesen J. & A. Seitz (2006): The role of geographic setting on the diversification process among Tephritis conura (Tephritidae) host races. – Heredity, 96: 410-418.

Diegisser T., Seitz A. & J. Johannesen (2006): Phylogeographic patterns of host-race evolution in Tephritis conura (Diptera: Tephritidae). - Mol. Ecology, 15: 681-694.

Johannesen J., Johannesen B., Griebeler E.M., Baran I., Tunc M.R., Kiefer A. & M. Veith (2006): Distortion of symmetrical introgression in a hybrid zone: evidence for locus-specific selection and uni-directional range expansion. – J. Evolutionary Biology, 19: 705-716.


Johannesen J., Kiefer A., Veith M. & J. Kral (2005): Genetic cohesion of Eresus walckenaeri (Araneae, Eresidae) in the eastern Mediterranean. - Biol. J. Linnean Soc., 86: 1-9.

Johannesen J., Lubin Y., Laufs T. & A. Seitz (2005): Dispersal history of a spider (Stegodyphus lineatus) across contiguous deserts: vicariance and range expansion. - Biol. J. Linnean Soc., 84: 739-754.


Diegisser T., Johannesen J., Lehr C. & A. Seitz (2004): Genetic and morphological differentiation in Thephritis bardanae (Diptera: Tephritidae): evidence for host-race formation. – J. Evol. Biol., 17: 83-93.

Steinmetz R., Johannesen J. & A. Seitz (2004): Clinal genetic variation and the “rare allele phenomenon” in random mating populations of Urophoa cardui (Diptera: Tephritidae). – Genetica, 122: 277-290.

Veith M., Beer N., Kiefer A., Johannesen J. & A. Seitz (2004): The role of swarming sites for maintaining gene flow in the brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus). – Heredity, 93: 342-349.


Johannesen J. & A. Seitz (2003): Larval distributions of the ectoparasitoid wasp Eurytoma robusta relative to the host tephritid gall fly Urophora cardui. – Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 107: 47-55.

Johannesen J. & A. Seitz (2003): Comparative population genetic structures of the fruit fly Urophora cardui and its primary parasitoid Eurytoma robusta. – Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 108: 149-157.

Jonsson M., Johannesen J. & A. Seitz (2003): Comparative genetic structure of the threatened tenebrionid beetle Oplocephala haemorrhoidalis and its common relative Bolitophagus reticutalus. – J. Insect Conserv., 7: 111-124.


Diegisser T., Johannesen J. & A. Seitz (2002): Host race formation in Tephritis bardanae. - Zoology 105, Suppl. 5: 24.

Johannesen, J., A. Hennig, B. Dommermuth & J. M. Schneider (2002). Mitochondrial DNA distributions indicate colony propagation by single matri-lineages in the social spider Stegodyphus dumicola (Eresidae). - Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 76: 591-600.

Johannesen, J & S. Toft (2002). A test for reproductive separation of alternate generations in a biennial spider, Araneus diadematus (Clerck). - Journal of Arachnology, 30: 65-69.


Johannesen, J. and Y. Lubin (2001). Evidence for kin-structured group founding and limited juvenile dispersal in the sub-social spider Stegodyphus lineatus (Eresidae). Journal of Arachnology, 29: 413-422.

Johannesen, J., and M. Veith (2001). Population History of Eresus cinnaberinus (Araneae: Eresidae) Colour Variants at a Putative Species Transition. Heredity 87, 114-124.


Johannesen, J., and Y. Lubin (1999) Group founding and breeding structure in the subsocial spider Stegodyphus lineatus (Eresidae). Heredity 82: 677-686.

Johannesen, J., J. Samietz, M. Wallaschek, A. Seitz, and M. Veith. (1999) Patch connectivity and genetic variation in two congeneric grasshopper species with different habitat preferences. Journal of Insect Conservation 3: 201-209.


Johannesen, J., T. Baumann, A. Seitz, &M. Veith (1998). The significance of relatedness and gene flow on population genetic structure in the subsocial spider Eresus cinnaberinus (Araneae: Eresidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 63: 81-98.


Johannesen J., U. Schwing, W. Seufert, A. Seitz & M. Veith (1997): Analysis of gene flow and habitat patch network for Chazara briseis (Lepidoptera: Satyridae) in an agricultural landscape. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 25: 419-427.


Johannesen J. & V. Loeschke (1996a): Distribution, abundance and oviposition patterns of four coexisting Chiastocheta species (Diptera: Anthomyiidae). Journal of Animal Ecology 65, 567-576

Johannesen J. & V. Loeschke(1996b): A hierarchical analysis of genetic structure and variability in patchily distributed coexisting Chiastocheta species (Diptera: Anthomyiidae). Heredity, 76: 437-448.

Johannesen J., M. Veith & A. Seitz (1996): Population genetic structure of the butterfly Melitaea didyma (Nymphalidae) along a northern distribution range border. Molecular Ecology 5, 259-267

Veith M., & J. Johannesen, Nicklas-Görgen B., Schmeller D., Schwing U. & Seitz A. (1996): Genetics of insect populations in fragmented landscapes - A comparison of species and habitats. In: Settele J., Margules Ch., Poschlod P. and Henle K. (Eds.): Species survival in fragmented landscapes. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 344-355.

Vogel K., & J. Johannesen (1996): Research on population viability of Melitaea didyma. In: Settele J., Margules Ch., Poschlod P. and Henle K. (Eds.): Species survival in fragmented landscapes. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 262-267.


Johannesen J. & M. Veith (1995): Genetic structure of Melitaea didyma in central Germany. Verh. Dtsch. Zool. Ges. 88.1, 36


Johannesen, J., (1992): Differentiel genetisk populationstruktur af coeksisterende fluer af slægten Chiastocheta. MSc. thesis, Aarhus Universitet. Denmark.

Johannesen, J., (1997) Dispersal modes and genetic variation in arthropods. Ph.D. - Dissertation am Institut für Zoologie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz.