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Brunnhofer M., Hirtenlehner S. and Römer H.  (2016) Spatial release from masking in insects: contribution of peripheral directionality and central inhibition. J. Exp. Biol. 219, 44-52 doi:10.1242/jeb.127514 pdf

Hartbauer M. and Römer H. (in press) Rhythm generation and rhythm perception in insects: The evolution of synchronous choruses. Frontiers in Neurosciences

ter Hofstede H. M. , Voigt-Heucke S. L. , Lang A. , Römer H. , Page R. A. , Faure P. A. and Dechmann D. K. N. (under review) Revisiting Adaptations of Neotropical Katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) to Gleaning Bat Predation.

Rabl R., Breitschaedel C., Flunkert S., Duller S., Amschl D., Niederkofler V., Masliah E., Römer H., Hutter-Paier B. (under review) Early start of progressive motor deficits in Line 61 α-Synuclein transgenic mice. BMC Neuroscience


Römer H. (2015) Directional hearing: from biophysical binaural cues to directional hearing outdoors. J. Comp. Physiol. A 201:87–97; DOI: 10.1007/s00359-014-0939-6 pdf

Ronacher B., Römer H. (2015) Insect hearing - from physics to ecology. J. Comp. Physiol. A  201: 1-4; DOI: 10.1007/s00359-014-0966-3 pdf

Hartbauer M., Siegert M. E., Römer H.  (2015) Male age and female mate choice in a synchronizing katydid. J. Comp. Physiol. A; DOI 10.1007/s00359-015-1012-9 pdf

Kostarakos K. and Römer H. (2015) Neural mechanisms for acoustic signal detection under strong masking in an insect. J. Neurosci.; 35(29):10562–10571; DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0913-15 pdf

Schmidt A.K.D., Riede K. and Römer H. (2015) No phenotypic signature of acoustic competition in songs of a tropical cricket assemblage. Behav. Ecol. 1–8. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv141 pdf

Römer H. (2015) Matched filters in insect audition: Tuning curves and beyond. In: The ecology of animal senses: Matched filtering for economical sensing. G. von der Emde and E. Warrant (eds); Springer, p. 83-109; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-25492-0_4

Erregger B., Hartbauer M., Kovac H.,  Stabentheiner A., Römer H.  (2015) Multimodale Kommunikation: Komplexe Gesänge und Substratvibrationen einer tropischen Laubheuschreckenart der Gattung Mecopoda (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Nachr.Bl. bayer. Ent. 64 (3/4) pdf

Römer H.  and Schmidt A. K. D.  (2015) Directional hearing in insects with internally coupled ears. Biol. Cybernetics. DOI:10.1007/s00422-015-0672-4 pdf

Hirtenlehner S., Römer H. and Schmidt A.K.D. (2014) Out of phase: Importance of the medial septum for directional hearing in crickets in their natural habitat. J. Comp. Physiol. A 200:139–148; DOI 10.1007/s00359-013-0869-8 pdf

Hirtenlehner S., Römer H. (2014) Selective phonotaxis of female crickets under natural outdoor conditions. J. Comp. Physiol. A 200:239–250; DOI 10.1007/s00359-014-0881-7 pdf

Römer H. (2014) Masking by noise in acoustic insects: Problems and solutions. In: H. Brumm (ed.), Animal Communication and Noise, Animal Signals and Communication 2, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41494-7_3 pdf

Römer H., Smith A.R. and van Staaden M. (2014): Hearing and sensory ecology of acoustic communication in Bladder grasshoppers. In: Topics in hearing and acoustic communication: Insect hearing and acoustic communication (B. Hedwig, ed.). Springer Verlag, p. 27-43 pdf

Hartbauer M. and Römer H. (2014) From microseconds to seconds and minutes—time computation in insect hearing. Frontiers. Physiol. (2014) doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00138 pdf

Hartbauer M., Haitzinger L., Kainz M. and Römer H. (2014) Competition and cooperation in a synchronous bushcricket chorus. Roy. Soc. Open. Science. 1:140176, DOI:org/101098/rsos. 140176 pdf

Römer H. (2014) Solutions to cocktail-party-like problems in acoustic insects. J.A.S.A. 135(4):2150. DOI: 10.1121/1.4876967

Amschl D., Neddens J., Havas D. , Flunkert St., Rabl R., Römer H., Rockenstein E., Eliezer M., Windisch M., Hutter-Paier B. (2013). Time course and progression of wildtype alpha-Synuclein accumulation in a transgenic mouse model. B.M.C. Neuroscience, 14:6. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-14-6

Hirtenlehner S., Küng S., Kainz F., Römer H. (2013). Asymmetry in the song of crickets: Preferences of females and proximate mechanism of discrimination. J. Exp. Biol. doi:10.1242/jeb.083774 pdf

Schuster R., Römer H., Germain R. (2013). Using multi-scale distribution and movement effects along a montane highway to identify optimal crossing locations for a large-bodied mammal community. Peer.J. 1:e189; DOI 10.7717/peerj.189 pdf

Schmidt A.K.D. and Römer H. (2013) Diversity of acoustic tracheal system and its role for directional hearing in crickets. Frontiers in Zoology 2013, 10:61 doi:10.1186/1742-9994-10-61 pdf

Siegert M.E., Römer H. and Hartbauer M. (2013) Maintaining acoustic communication at a cocktail party: Heterospecific masking noise improves signal detection through frequency separation. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 4655-4665 pdf

Hartbauer M., Stabentheiner A. and Römer H. (2012): Signalling plasticity and energy saving in a tropical bushcricket. J. Comp. Physiol. A 198:203–217 DOI 10.1007/s00359-011-0700-3 pdf

Hartbauer M., Siegert M.E., Fertschai I., Römer H. (2012) Acoustic signal perception in a noisy habitat: lessons from synchronising insects. J. Comp. Physiol. A; DOI 10.1007/s00359-012-0718-1 pdf

Pfeiffer M., Hartbauer M., Lang A.B., Maass W. and Römer H. (2012) Probing real sensory worlds of receivers with unsupervised clustering. PLoS ONE 7 (6):e37354. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037354 pdf

Schmidt A.K.D., Römer H., Riede K. (2012): Spectral niche segregation and community organization in a tropical cricket assemblage. Behav. Ecol. doi:10.1093/beheco/ars187 pdf

Trobe D., Schuster R. and Römer H. (2011) Fast and reliable decisions for a dynamic song parmeter in field crickets. J. Comp. Physiol.  197:131–135 DOI 10.1007/s00359-010-0589-2 pdf

Römer H., Lang A., Pfeiffer M. and Hartbauer M. (2011) A cost-benefit analysis of public and private communication. Communicative & Integrative Biol. 4-1, 1-2

Schmidt A.K.D., Riede K., Römer H. (2011) High background noise shapes selective auditory filters in a tropical cricket. J. Exp. Biol. 214:1754-1762 pdf

Siegert M. E., Römer H., Hashim R., Hartbauer M. (2011) Neuronal correlates of a preference for leading signals in the synchronizing bushcricket Mecopoda elongata (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae). J. Exp. Biol. 214. 3924-3934, doi:10.1242/jeb.057901 pdf

Schmidt A.K.D., Römer H. (2011) Solutions to the Cocktail Party Problem in Insects: Selective Filters, Spatial Release from Masking and Gain Control in Tropical Crickets. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28593. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028593 pdf

Hartbauer M., Radspieler G. and Römer H. (2010) Reliable detection of predator cues in afferent spike trains of a katydid under high background noise levels. J. Exp. Biol. 213:3036-3046 pdf

Kostarakos K. and Römer H. (2010) Sound transmission and directional hearing in field crickets: neurophysiological studies outdoors. J. Comp. Physiol. 196:669-681 pdf

Römer H., Lang A. and Hartbauer M. (2010) The signaller´s dilemma: a cost – benefit analysis of public and private communication. PLoS ONE e13325 pdf

Kostarakos K., Hennig K. M., Römer H. (2009) Two matched filters and the evolution of mating signals in four species of cricket. Frontiers in Zoology, 6:22 pdf

Lang A.B., Römer H. (2008) Roost site selection and site fidelity in the neotropical katydid Docidocercus gigliotosi (Tettigoniidae; Pseudophyllinae). Biotropica: 40(2) 183-189 pdf

Römer H., Lang A., Hartbauer M. (2008) No correlation of body size and high-frequency hearing sensitivity in Neotropical katydids. J. Orth. Res. 17(2) 343-346 pdf

Kostarakos K., Hartbauer M., Römer H. (2008) Matched filters, mate choice and the evolution of sexually selected traits. PLoS ONE 3:e3005 pdf

Stradner J. and Römer H. (2008) Reliable coding of small, behaviorally relevant interaural intensity differences in a pair of interneurons of an insect. Biol. Lett. 4:711-714 pdf

Rheinlaender J., Hartbauer M. and Römer H. (2007) Spatial orientation in the bushcricket Leptophyes punctatissima (Phaneropterinae; Orthoptera): I. Phonotaxis to elevated and depressed sound sources. J. Comp. Physiol. 193:313-320 pdf

Ofner E., Rheinlaender J. and Römer H. (2007) Spatial orientation in the bushcricket Leptophyes punctatissima (Phaneropterinae; Orthoptera): II. Phonotaxis to elevated sound sources on a walking compensator. J. Comp. Physiol. 193:321-330 pdf

Fertschai I., Stradner J. and Römer H. (2007) Neuroethology of female preference in the
synchronously singing bushcricket Mecopoda elongata (Tettigoniidae: Orthoptera): why do followers call at all? J. Exp. Biol. 210:465-476 pdf

Nityananda V., Stradner J., Balakrishnan R., Römer H. (2007) Selective attention in a synchronizing bushcricket: physiology, behaviour and ecology. J. Comp. Physiol. A 193: 983-991 pdf

Hartbauer M., Römer H. (2007) A novel distributed swarm control strategy based on coupled signal oscillators. Bioinsp. Biomim. 2: 42-56

Kostarakos K., Rheinlaender J. and Römer H. (2007) Spatial orientation in the bushcricket Leptophyes punctatissima (Phaneropterinae; Orthoptera): III. Peripheral directionality and central nervous spatial cues. J. Comp. Physiol. A, 193:1115-1123 pdf


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