化学生态组

Publications

2017-2016-2015-2014-2013-2012-2011-2010

2017

Yanan Cheng, Ping Wen*, Shihao Dong, Ken Tan*, James C. Nieh (2017) Poison and alarm: the Asian hornet Vespa velutina uses sting venom volatiles as an alarm pheromone. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(4): 645-651. doi: 10.1242/jeb.14878

2016

Zhiwen Gong, Chao Wang, James C. Nieh, Ken Tan* (2016) Inhibiting DNA methylation alters olfactory extinction but not acquisition learning in Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. Journal of Insect Physiology, 90:43-48.doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2016.05.007

Jonathan L. Teichroew , Jianchu Xu, Antje Ahrends, Zachary Y. Huang, Ken Tan, Zhenghua Xie(2016) Is China’s unparalleled and understudied bee diversity at risk? Biological Conservation (online). doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.023

Zhengwei Wang,  Ping Wen, Yufeng Qu, Shihao Dong,  Jianjun Li, Ken Tan* & James C. Nieh*(2016)Bees eavesdrop upon informative and persistent signal compounds in alarm pheromones. Scientific Reports 6:25693. doi:10.1038/srep25693

Ken Tan*, Shihao Dong, Li X, Xiwen Liu, Chao Wang, Jianjun Li & James C. Nieh* (2016) Honey Bee Inhibitory Signaling Is Tuned to Threat Severity and Can Act as a Colony Alarm Signal. PLoS Biology, 14(3): e1002423. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002423

Zhengwei Wang, Yufeng Qu, Shihao Dong, Ping Wen, Jianjun Li, Ken Tan*, Randolf Menzel (2016) Honey Bees Modulate Their Olfactory Learning in the Presence of Hornet Predators and Alarm Component. PLoS ONE,11(2): e0150399. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150399

2015

Ken Tan, Yufeng Qu , Zhengwei Wang, Zhiwei Liu, Michael S. Engel (2015) Haplotype diversity and genetic similarity among populations of the Eastern honey bee from Himalaya-Southwest China and Nepal (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Apidologie, 47(2):197-205.

Ping Wen, Jianchu Mo, Chunwen Lu, Ken Tan, Jan Šobotník, David Sillam-Dussès (2015) Sex-pairing pheromone of Ancistrotermes dimorphus(Isoptera: Macrotermitinae). Journal of Insect Physiology, 83(1):8-14.doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.11.006

Ken Tan, Tanya Latty, Shihao Dong, Xiwen Liu, Chao Wang & Benjamin P. Oldroyd (2015) Individual honey bee (Apis cerana) foragers adjust their fuel load to match variability in forage reward. Scientific Reports, 5:16418. doi:10.1038/srep16418

Ken Tan, Yuchong Wang, Shihai Dong, Xiwen Liu, Di Zhuang, Weiwen Chen, Benjamin P. Oldroyd (2015) Associations between reproduction and work in workers of the Asian hive bee Apis cerana. Journal of Insect Physiology, 82(1):33-37. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.08.003.

Ken Tan,Weiwen Chen, Shihao Dong, Xiwen Liu, Yuchong Wang & James C. Nieh (2015) A neonicotinoid impairs olfactory learning in Asian honey bees (Apis cerana) exposed as larvae or as adults. Scientific Reports, 5:10989 . DOI: 10.1038/srep10989

Ken Tan, Xiwen Liu, Sihao Dong, Chao Wang, Benjamin P. Oldroyd (2015)Pheromones affecting ovary activation and ovariole loss in the Asian honey bee Apis cerana. Journal of Insect Physiology, 74(1):25-29.

Michael J. Holmes, Ken Tan, Zhengwei Wang, Benjamin P. Oldroyd, Madeleine Beekman (2015) Genetic reincarnation of workers as queens in the Eastern honeybee Apis cerana. Heredity ,114 (1):65-68.  doi:10.1038/hdy.2014.70.

Ken Tan, Shihao Dong, Xiwen Liu,Weiweng Chen, Yuchong Wang,Benjamin P. Oldroyd , Tanya Latty (2015) Phantom alternatives influence food preferences in the eastern honeybee Apis cerana. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84(2):509-517. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12288.

2014

Jianjun Li, Zhengwei Wang, Ken Tan*, Yufeng Qu, James C. Nieh (2014) Effects of natural and synthetic alarm pheromone and individual pheromone components on foraging behavior of the giant Asian honey bee, Apis dorsata. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(19):3512-3518. doi: 10.1242/jeb.110171.

Jianjun Li, Zhengwei Wang, Ken Tan*, Yufeng Qu, James C. Nieh (2014) Giant Asian honeybees use olfactory eavesdropping to detect and avoid ant predators. Animal Behaviour, 97:69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.08.015.

Michael J. Holmes, Ken Tan, Zhengwei Wang, Benjamin P. Oldroyd, Madeleine Beekman (2014)Effect of queen excluders on ovary activation in workers of the Eastern honeybee Apis cerana. Insectes Sociaux, 61(2):191-196. doi:10.1007/s00040-014-0344-8.

Ken Tan*, Weiwen Chen, Shihao Dong, Xiwen Liu, Yuchong Wang, James C. Nieh (2014) Imidacloprid Alters Foraging and Decreases Bee Avoidance of Predators. PLoS ONE,9(7): e102725. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102725

Michael J. Holmes, Ken Tan, Zhengwei Wang, Benjamin P. Oldroyd, Madeleine Beekman (2014) Why acquiesce? Worker reproductive parasitism in the Eastern honeybee (Apis cerana). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(5):939-949. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12366.

Emily J. Remnant, Anna Koetz, Ken Tan, Eloise Hinson, Madeleine Beekman and Benjamin P. Oldroyd (2014) Reproductive interference between honeybee species in artificial sympatry. Molecular Ecology, 23(5): 1096–1107. doi: 10.1111/mec.12669.

Ken Tan, Tanya Latty, Zongwen Hu, Zhengwei Wang, Shuang Yang, Weiweng Chen, Benjamin P. Oldroyd (2014) Preferences and tradeoffs in nectar temperature and nectar concentration in the Asian hive bee Apis cerana. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68(1):13-20. doi: 10.1007/s00265-013-1617-3.

Zhengwei Wang, Gao Chen, Ken Tan* (2014) Both olfactory and visual cues promote the hornet Vespa velutina to locate its honeybee prey Apis cerana.Insectes Sociaux, 61(1):67-70. doi:10.1007/s00040-013-0326-2.

Zhengwei Wang, Ken Tan* (2014) Comparative Analysis Of Olfactory Learning Of Apis Cerana And Apis Mellifera. Apidologie,45(1):45-52. doi:10.1007/s13592-013-0228-3.

2013

Ken Tan, Zongwen Hu, Weiwen Chen, Zhengwei Wang, Yuchong Wang, James C. Nieh (2013) Fearful Foragers: Honey Bees Tune Colony and Individual Foraging to Multi-Predator Presence and Food Quality. PLoS ONE, 8(9): e75841. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075841.

Ken Tan, Shuang Yang, Zhengwei Wang, Menzel R (2013) Effect of Flumethrin on Survival and Olfactory Learning in Honeybees. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66295. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066295.

Michael J. Holmes, Ken Tan, Zhengwei Wang, Benjamin P. Oldroyd, Madeleine Beekman (2013) Honeybee (Apis cerana) guards do not discriminate between robbers and reproductive parasites. Insectes Sociaux, 60(2):265-271. doi:10.1007/s00040-013-0292-8.

Ken Tan, Zhengwei Wang, Weiwen Chen, Zongwen Hu, Benjamin P. Oldroyd (2013) The ‘I see you’ prey–predator signal of Apis cerana is innate. Naturwissenschaften, 100(3):245-248.

2012-2010

Ken Tan, Zhengwei Wang, Mingxian Yang, Stefan Fuchs, Linjuan Luo, Zuyun Zhang, Hua Li, Di Zhuang, Shuang Yang, Juergen Tautz, Madeleine Beekman, Benjamin P. Oldroyd (2012) Asian hive bees, Apis cerana, modulate dance communication in response to nectar toxicity and demand. Animal Behaviour, 84(6):1589-1594.

Ken Tan, Shuang Yang, Zhengwei Wang, Sarah E. Radloff, Benjamin P. Oldroyd (2012) Differences in foraging and broodnest temperature in the honey beesApis cerana and A. mellifera. Apidologie, 43(6): 618-623.

Ken Tan, Zhenwei Wang, Hua Li, Shuang Yang, Zongwen Hu, Gerald Kastberger, Benjamin P. Oldroyd (2012) An ‘I see you’ prey–predator signal between the Asian honeybee, Apis cerana, and the hornet, Vespa velutina. Animal Behaviour, 83(4):879-882.

Ken Tan, Mingxian Yang, Zhengwei Wang, Sarah E. Radloff, Christian W. W. Pirk (2012) The pheromones of laying workers in two honeybee sister species:Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 198(4):319-323.

Ken Tan, Mingxian Yang, Zhengwei Wang, Hua Li, Zuyun Zhang, Sarah E. Radloff, H. Randall Hepburn(2012) Cooperative wasp-killing by mixed-species colonies of honeybees, Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. Apidologie, 43(2):195-200.

Mingxian Yang,  Sarah E. Radlof, Ken Tan, H. Randall Hepburn(2010) Anti-predator Fan-blowing in Guard Bees, Apis mellifera capensis Esch. Journal of Insect Behaviour, 23(1):12–18.

Mingxian Yang, Zhengwei Wang, Hua Li, Zuyun Zhang, Ken Tan, Sarah E. Radloff, H. Randall Hepburn (2010) Thermoregulation in mixed-species colonies of honeybees (Apis cerana and Apis mellifera). Journal of Insect Physiology, 56(7): 706-709.

Mingxian Yang, Ken Tan, Sarah E. Radlof , Mananya Phiancharoen, H. Randall Hepburn (2010) Comb construction in mixed-species colonies of honeybees,Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. The Journal of Experimental of Biology, 213, 1659-1664.

Ken Tan, Hua Li, Mingxian Yang, H. Randall Hepburn, Sarah E. Radloff (2010) Wasp hawking induces endothermic heat production in guard bees. Journal of Insect Science, 10:142.

Ken Tan, Zhengwei Wang, Mingxian Yang, H. Randall Hepburn, Sarah E. Radloff (2010) Nestmate Recognition Differences between Honeybee Colonies of Apiscerana and Apis mellifera. Journal of insect behavior, 23(5):381-388.

Ken Tan, Zhengwei Wang, Hua Li, Mingxian Yang, Christian W. W. Pirk, H. Randall Hepburn, Sarah E. Radloff (2010) Responses of Queenright and Queenless Workers of Apis cerana to 9-keto-2(E)-decenoic Acid, a Pheromonal Constituent of the Mandibular Gland. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 36(9):966-968.

Sarah E. Radloff, Colleen Hepburn, H. Randall Hepburn, Stefan Fuchs, Soesilawati Hadisoesilo, Ken Tan, Michael S. Engel and Viktor Kuznetsov (2010) Population structure and classification of Apis cerana. Apidologie, 41(6): 589–601.

Mingxian Yang, Ken Tan, Sarah E. Radloff, Christian W.W. Pirk, H. Randall Hepburn (2010) Hetero-specific queen retinue behavior of worker bees in mixed-species colonies of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. Apidologie, 41(1):54-61.

B. Dainat, Ken Tan, H. Berthoud, P. Neumann (2009) The ectoparasitic miteTropilaelaps mercedesae (Acari, Laelapidae) as a vector of honeybee viruses. Insect Sociaux, 56 (1):40 – 43.

Ken Tan, Mingxian Yang, Sarah E. Radlof, Christian W. W. Pirk, Robin M. Crewe, Mananya Phiancharoen, Randall Hepburn, Benjamin P. Oldroyd (2009) Worker reproduction in mixed-species colonies of honey bees. Behavioural Ecology, 20(5):1106-1110.

Ken Tan, Mingxian Yang, Sarah E. Radloff, Yushen Yu, Christian W. W. Pirk, H. Randall Hepburn ( 2009) Intra- and interspecific brood recognition in pure and mixed-species honeybee colonies, Apis cerana and A. mellifera. Apidologie, 40(2):184-191.

Jianjun Li, Ken Tan, Shaoyu He (2008) Hornet predation risk: apperception and response by honey bees. Journal of apicultural research, 47(1): 174–175.

Ken Tan, Stefan Fuchs, Michael S. Engel (2008) An adventitious distal abscissa in the forewing of honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apis). Apidologie. 39(6):674-682.

Ken Tan, Mingxian Yang,  Sarah E. Radlof, H. Randall Hepburn, Zhuyun Zhang, Linjuan Luo, Hua Li (2008) Dancing to different tunes: heterospecific deciphering of the honeybee waggle dance. Naturwissenschaften. 95(12):1165-1168.

Ken Tan, Yanhong Guo, S. W. Nicolson, Sarah E. Radloff, Qishi Song, H. Randall Hepburn (2007) Honeybee (Apis cerana) Foraging Responses to the Toxic Honey of Tripterygium hypoglaucum (Celastraceae):Changing Threshold of Nectar Acceptability, Journal of Chemical Ecology. 33(12):2209-2217.

Ken Tan, Sarah E. Radloff, Jianjun Li, H. Randall Hepburn Mingxian Yang, Lianjiang Zhang , P. Neumann (2007) Bee-hawking by the wasp, Vespa velutina, on the honeybees Apis cerana and A. mellifera. Naturwissenschaften. 94(6):469-472.

Ken Tan, Sarah E. Radloff, H. Randall Hepburn, Mingxian Yang, Lianjiang Zhang and Xian Fan (2007) Environmentally-induced developmental effects on morphometric characters of workers in Apis cerana colonies. Apidologie, 38(3):289-295.

Ken Tan, Natapot Warritand, Deborah Roan Smith (2007) Mitochondrial DNA diversity of Chinese Apis cerana. Apidologie, 38(3):238-246.

Ken Tan, Marina D. Meixner, Stefan Fuchs, Xuan Zhang, Shaoyu He, Irfan Kandemir, Walter S. Sheppard,Nikolaus Koeniger (2006) Geographic distribution of the eastern honeybee, Apis cerana (Hymenoptera: Apidae), across ecological zones in China: Morphological and molecular analyses. Systematics and Biodiversity, 4(4): 473-482.

Ken Tan , H. Randall Hepburn, Shaoyu He, Sarah E. Radloff, P. Neumann, Xiang Fang. (2006) Gigantism in honeybees: Apis cerana queens reared in mixed-species colonies. Naturwissenschaften, 93(7):315-320.

Ken Tan, H. Randall Hepburn, Sarah E. Radloff, Yusheng Yu, Yiqiu Liu, Danyin Zhou, P. Neumann (2005) Heat-balling wasps by honeybees. Naturwissenschaften, 92(10):492-495.

Sarah E. Radloff, H. Randall Hepburn, Colleen Hepburn, Stefan Fuchs, Gard W. Otis, M.M. Sein, H.L. Aung, H.T. Pham, D.Q. Tam, A.M. Nuru, Ken Tan (2004)  Multivariate morphometric analysis of of southern mainland Asia. Apidologie, 36(1):127-139.

Ting Zhou, Denis L. Anderson, Zachary Y. Huang, Shuangxiu Huang, Jun Yao, Ken Tan, Qingwen Zhang (2004) Identification of Varroa mites infesting Apis cerana and Apis mellifera in China. Apidologie, 34(6):545-554.

Ken Tan, Stefan Fuchs, Nikolaus Koeniger, Zan Ruiguang (2003) Morphological characterization of Apis cerana in the Yunnan Province of China. Apidologie, 34(6):553-562.