Holveck M-J*, Muller D*, Visser B, Timmermans A, Colonval L, Jan F, Crucifix M & Nieberding CM. Warmer temperatures result in maladaptive learning of sexual preferences. The paper is available on bioRxiv. *co-first authors. Supplementary data is available here. Functional Ecology 

Quicray M*, Wilhelm L*, Enriquez T, He S, Scheifler M & Visser B. The Drosophila-parasitizing wasp Leptopilina heterotoma: A comprehensive model system in ecology and evolution. *co-first authors. Ecology and Evolution


Visser B*, Le Lann C*, Nieberding CM, Lammers M, Hahn DA, Alborn HT, Enriquez T, Scheifler M, Harvey JA & Ellers J. Why do many parasitoids lack adult triglyceride accumulation, despite functioning fatty acid biosynthesis machinery? The opinion paper is available on EcoEvoRxiv. *co-first authors.

van Baaren J, Boivin G, Visser B*, Le Lann C*. Bet-hedging in parasitoids: when optimization is not the best strategy to cope with climatic extremes. *co-last authors.


Nieberding CM, Beldade P, Baumlé V, San Martin G, Arun A, Lognay G, Montagné N, Bastin-Héline L, Jacquin-Joly E, Noirot C, Klopp C & Visser B. Mosaic evolution of molecular pathways for sex pheromone communication in a butterfly.  Supplementary information is available here. Genes  13: 1372. PDF.

Enriquez T, Lievens V, Nieberding CM & Visser B. Pupal size as a proxy for lipid content in laboratory-reared and field-collected Drosophila species. Scientific Reports 12: 12855. PDF

Nieberding CM, Kaisin A & Visser B. Inbreeding and learning affect fitness and colonization of new host plants, a behavioral innovation in the spider mite Tetranychus urticae. Entomologia Generalis 42: 531-538.


Nieberding CM, Marcantonio M, Voda R, Enriquez T & Visser B. The evolutionary relevance of social learning and transmission of behaviors in non-social arthropods with a focus on oviposition-related behaviors. Genes 12: 1466. PDF.

Visser B, Alborn HT, Rondeaux S, Haillot M, Rebar D, Hance T, Riederer JM, Tiso S, Eldijk TJB, Weissing FJ & Nieberding CM. Phenotypic plasticity explains apparent reverse evolution of fat synthesis in parasitic wasps. Scientific Reports 11: 7751. Experimental data described in this paper are available here. Data for the simulation study are available here. PDF.

Visser B.  Multi-gene and lineage comparative assessment of the strength of selection in Hymenoptera. Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology, 100120.
10.24072/pci.evolbiol.100120. PDF.

Le Lann C, van Baaren J & Visser B. Dealing with predictable and unpredictable temperatures in a climate change context: the case of parasitoids and their hosts Journal of Experimental Biology 224: jeb238626. PDF.


Harvey JA, de Haan L, Verdeny-Vilalta O, Visser B & Gols R. Reproduction and offspring sex ratios differ markedly among closely related hyperparasitoids living in the same microhabitats. Journal of Insect Behavior 32: 243-251. PDF

Albittar L, Ismail M, Lohaus G, Ameline A, Visser B, Bragard C & Hance T. Bottom-up regulation of a tritrophic system by Beet yellows virus infection: consequences for aphid-parasitoid foraging behaviour and development. Oecologia 191: 113-125. PDF


Visser B, Dublon IAN, Heuskin S, Laval F, Bacquet PMB, Lognay G & Nieberding CM. Common practice solvent extraction does not reflect actual emission of a sex pheromone during butterfly courtship. Available on bioRxiv. PDFFrontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6: article 154. PDF

Nieberding CM, San Martin G, Saenko S, Allen CE, Brakefield PM & Visser B. Sexual selection contributes to partial restoration of phenotypic robustness in a butterfly. Scientific Reports 8:14315. PDF

Harvey JA, Visser BLammers M, Mariën J, Gershenzon J, Ode P, Heinen R, Gols R & Ellers J.  Ant-like traits in wingless parasitoids repel attack from wolf spiders. Journal of Chemical Ecology 44: 894–904. PDF

Visser B, Hance T, Noel C, Pels C, Kimura MT, Stokl J, Geuverink E & Nieberding CM. Variation in lipid synthesis, but genetic homogeneity, among Leptopilina parasitic wasp populations. Ecology and Evolution 8: 7355-7364. PDF

Nieberding CM & Visser B. Incestuous insects in nature despite occasional fitness costs. Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology 100047: 10.24072/pci.evolbiol.100047. PDF

Visser B, Williams CM, Hahn DA, Short CA, López-Martínez G. Hormetic benefits of prior anoxia exposure in buffering anoxia stress in a soil-pupating insect. Journal of Experimental Biology 221: jeb167825. PDF


Malcicka M*, Visser B* & Ellers J. An evolutionary perspective on linoleic acid synthesis in animals. Evolutionary Biology 45: 15-26.* Equal contribution. PDF

Muller D, Giron D, Desouhant E, Rey B, Casas J, Lefrique N & Visser B. Maternal age affects offspring nutrient dynamics. Journal of Insect Physiology 101: 123-131. PDF

Visser B, Willett DS, Harvey JA & Alborn HT. Concurrence in the ability for lipid synthesis between life stages in insects. Royal Society Open Science 4: 160815. PDF

Harvey JA, Essens TA, Las RA, van Veen C, Visser B, Ellers J, Heinen R & Gols R. Honey and honey-based sugars partially affect reproductive trade-offs in parasitoids exhibiting different life-history and reproductive strategies. Journal of Insect Physiology 98: 134-140. PDF


Visser B, Le Lann C, Snaas H, Verdeny-Vilalta O & Harvey JA. Divergent life history strategies in congeneric hyperparasitoids. Evolutionary Ecology 30: 535-549. PDF


Malcicka M, Bezemer TM, Visser B, Bloemberg M, Snart C, Hardy ICW & Harvey JA. Multi-trait mimicry of ants by a parasitoid wasp. Scientific Reports 5: 8043. PDF

Harvey JA, Gols R, Snaas H, Malcicka M & Visser B. Host preference and offspring performance are linked in three congeneric hyperparasitoid species. Ecological Entomology 40: 114-122. PDF


Harvey JA, Snaas H, Visser B & Bezemer TM. Small-scale spatial resource partitioning in a hyperparasitoid community. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 8: 393-401. PDF

Le Lann C, Visser B, Mériaux M, Moiroux J, van Baaren J, van Alphen JJM & Ellers J. Rising temperature reduces divergence in resource use strategies in coexisting parasitoid species. Oecologia 174: 967-977. PDF

Visser B, Le Lann C, Snaas H, Hardy ICW & Harvey JA. Consequences of resource competition for sex allocation and discriminative behaviors in a hyperparasitoid wasp. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 105-113. PDF

Harvey JA, Visser B, Le Lann C, de Boer J, Ellers J & Gols R. Convergence and divergence in direct and indirect life-history traits of closely related parasitoids (Braconidae: Microgastrinae). Evolutionary Biology 41: 134-144. PDF


Visser B, van Dooremalen C, Vázquez Ruiz A & Ellers J. Fatty acid composition remains stable across trophic levels in a gall wasp community. Physiological Entomology 38: 306-312. PDF

van der Sluijs I, Dijkstra PD, Lindeyer CM, Visser B, Smith AM, Groothuis, TGG, van Alphen JJM & Seehausen O. A test of genetic association among male nuptial coloration, female mating preference, and male aggression bias within a polymorphic population of cichlid fish. Current Zoology 59: 221-229. PDF


Visser B, Roelofs D, Hahn DA, Teal PEA, Mariën J & Ellers J. Transcriptional changes associated with lack of lipid synthesis in parasitoids. Genome Biology and Evolution 4: 752-762. PDF

Ellers J, Kiers ET, Currie CR, McDonald BR & Visser B. Ecological interactions drive evolutionary loss of traits. Ecology Letters 15: 1071-1082. PDF

Harvey JA, Cloutier J, Visser B, Ellers J, Wäckers FL & Gols R. The effect of different dietary sugars and honey on longevity and fecundity in two hyperparasitoid wasps. Journal of Insect Physiology 58: 816-823. PDF

Visser B & Ellers J. Effects of a lipid-rich diet on adult parasitoid income resources and survival. Biological Control 60: 119-122. PDF

Le Lann C, Visser B, van Baaren J, Van Alphen JJM & Ellers J. Comparing resource exploitation and allocation of two closely related aphid parasitoids sharing the same host. Evolutionary Ecology 26: 79-94. PDF

Visser B. Parasitism and the evolutionary loss of lipogenesis. PhD thesis, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. PDF


Ellers J, Ruhé B & Visser B. Discriminating between energetic content and dietary composition as an explanation for caloric restriction effects. Journal of Insect Physiology 57: 1670-1676. PDF


Visser B, Le Lann C, den Blanken FJ, Harvey JA, van Alphen JJM & Ellers J. Loss of lipid synthesis as an evolutionary consequence of a parasitic lifestyle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 107: 8677-8682. PDF


Visser B & Ellers J. Lack of lipogenesis in parasitoids: A review of physiological mechanisms and evolutionary implications. Journal of Insect Physiology 54: 1315-1322. PDF