Honeybee neurobiology and behavior – a tribute to Randolf Menzel

Table of Contents:

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1. Mechanisms of social organization

1.1. The spirit of the hive and how a superorganism evolves

Rob Page (Tempe, USA)

1.2. Vitellogenin in honey bee behavior and lifespan

Gro Amdam et al. (Tempe, USA)

1.3. Circadian rhythms and sleep in honey bees

Guy Bloch et al. (Jerusalem, Israel)

1.4. Mechanisms of social organization: commentary

Randolf Menzel

2. Communication and navigation

2.1. Foraging honey bees: how foragers determine and transmit information about feeding site locations

Harald Esch (Notre Dame, USA)

2.2. How do honey bees obtain information about direction by following dances?

Axel Michelsen (Odense, Denmark)

2.3. Progress in understanding how the waggle dance improves the foraging efficiency of honey bee colonies

Tom Seeley (Cornell, USA)

2.4. Olfactory information transfer during recruitment in honey bees

Walter Farina et al. (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

2.5. Navigation and communication in honey bees

Uwe Greggers, Randolf Menzel et al. (Berlin, Germany)

2.6. Communication and navigation: commentary

Randolf Menzel

3. Brain anatomy and physiology

 3.1. The digital honey bee brain atlas

Jürgen Rybak (Berlin, Germany)

3.2. Plasticity of synaptic microcircuits in the mushroom-body calyx of the
honey bee

Wolfgang Rössler and Claudia Groh (Würzburg, Germany)

3.3. Neurotransmitter systems in the honey bee brain: functions in learning and memory

Monique Gauthier (Toulouse, France) and Bernd Grünewald (Frankfurt, Germany)

3.4. Glutamate neurotransmission in the honey bee central nervous system

Gerard Leboulle (Berlin, Germany)

3.5. Cellular physiology of the honey bee brain

Bernd Grünewald (Frankfurt, Germany)

3.6. Dopamine signalling in the bee

Alison Mercer et al. (Otago, New Zealand)

3.7. Neuropeptides in honey bees

Giovanni Galizia and Sabine Kreissl (Konstanz, Germany)

3.8. Brain anatomy and physiology: commentary

Randolf Menzel 

4. Sensory systems

4.1. Olfaction in honey bees: from molecules to behaviour

Jean-Christophe Sandoz (Toulouse, France)

4.2. Taste perception in honey bees

Gabriela de Brito Sanchez (Toulouse, France)

4.3. The auditory system of the honey bee

Hiro Ai and Tsunao Itoh (Fukuoka, Japan)

4.4. Vision of the honey bee in relation to flower patterns

Misha Vorobyev et al. (Auckland, New Zealand)

4.5. Psychophysics of honey bee color processing in complex environments

Adrian Dyer (Monash, Australia)

4.6. Sensory systems: commentary

Randolf Menzel

5. Genetics and molecular biology

5.1. Neurogenomic and neurochemical dissection of honey bee dance communication

Gene Robinson et al.  (Urbana-Champaign, USA)

5.2. Molecular dissection of the honeybee brain: an approach to solving the mystery of dance communication and the sociality of the honey bee

Takeo Kubo (Tokyo, Japan)

5.3. Molecular insights into honey bee brain plasticity

Judith Reinhard and Charles Claudianos (Queensland, Australia)

5.4. Elucidating the path from genotype to behaviour in honey bees: insights from epigenomics?

Ryszard Maleszka (Canberra, Australia)

5.5. Genetics and molecular biology: commentary

Randolf Menzel

6. Learning and memory

6.1. Distributed plasticity for olfactory learning and memory in the honey bee brain

Brian Smith et al. (Tempe, USA)

6.2. The molecular biology of learning and memory - memory phases and signaling cascades

Uli Müller (Saarbrücken, Germany)

6.3. Extinction learning in honey bees

Dorothea Eisenhardt (Berlin, Germany)

6.4. Tactile antennal learning in the honey bee

Joachim Erber (Berlin, Germany)

6.5. Testing mathematical laws of behavior in the honey bee

Ken Cheng (Sydney, Australia)

6.6. Visual cognition in honey bees: from elemental visual learning to non‐elemental problem solving

Martin Giurfa (Toulouse, France)

6.7. Learning and memory: commentary 

Randolf Menzel