Hannelore Hoch

Hannelore Hoch
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity | MFN · Center for Integrative Biodiversity Discovery

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December 1994 - present
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity
Position
  • Professor
December 1994 - present
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Position
  • Professor

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Publications (134)
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Ancient, long-extinct floras and faunas can be reassembled through fossils and phylogenetics, and even palaeo-environments can be reconstructed with the aid of palaeoclimatology. However, very little is known about the sound-scape of the past. Of what kind were the first biologically meaningful sounds and vibrations ever emitted and perceived? The...
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The Hawaiian Islands provide the venue of one of nature's grand experiments in evolution. Here, we present morphological, behavioral, genetic, and geologic data from a young subterranean insect lineage in lava tube caves on Hawai'i Island. The Oliarus polyphemus species complex has the potential to become a model for studying rapid speciation by st...
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Non-professional taxonomists have been responsible for describing more than half of the animal species discovered in Europe from 1998 to 2007 (see also Nature 467, 788; 2010). The extraordinary current rate of description of new species makes Europe an unexpected frontier for biodiversity exploration. The Fauna Europaea database (www.faunaeur.org),...
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Despite their enormous diversity, the bauplan of adult winged insects (pterygotes) is remarkably conservative since the Lower Devonian: a five-segmented head, a three-segmented thorax with three pairs of walking legs and an eleven-segmented abdomen without any non-sexual appendages [1 • Snodgrass R.E. Principles of Insect Morphology. McGraw-Hill B...
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The Hemiptera, with approximately 98 000 species, is one of the largest insect orders. Most species feed by sucking sap from plant tissues and are thus often vectors for economically important phytopathogens. Well known within this group are the large cicadas (Cicadomorpha: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) because they produce extremely loud airborne sounds....
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Brazil’s caves, home to diverse species and minerals, were stripped of protections by a recent presidential decree.
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The 15th UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (COP15) will be held in Kunming, China in October 2021. Historically, CBDs and other multilateral treaties have either alluded to or entirely overlooked the subterranean biome. A multilateral effort to robustly examine, monitor, and incorporate the subterranean biome into future conservation targ...
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The 15th UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (COP15) will be held in Kunming, China in October 2021. Historically, CBDs and other multilateral treaties have either alluded to or entirely overlooked the subterranean biome. A multilateral effort to robustly examine, monitor, and incorporate the subterranean biome into future conservation targ...
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A new obligately cavernicolous species in the planthopper family Kinnaridae is described from Spain. This is the first record of a cavernicolous kinnarid from the Old World, and the first record of a troglobitic fulgoromorphan hemipteran from mainland Spain, and also the 7 th cavernicolous kinnarid species worldwide. Epigean Kinnaridae are not know...
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The Animal Sound Archive (Tierstimmenarchiv) of the Museum of Natural History Berlin (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin) is one of the oldest and largest collections of animal sounds worldwide. It was founded in 1951 by Günter Tembrock and comprises now more than 18,000 hours of audio material. During the last decades, the animal sound archive has been...
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This volume is a self-contained companion piece to Studying Vibrational Communication, published in 2014 within the same series. The field has expanded considerably since then, and has even acquired a name of its own: biotremology. In this context, the book reports on new concepts in this fascinating discipline, and features chapters on state-of-t...
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Adaptive shift is an evolutionary phenomenon in which individuals from an existing population change to exploit a new habitat or food resource. If successful, the new population may diverge behaviorally, morphologically, and physiologically to become a distinct population or species. The phenomenon is inferred from the many examples of adaptive rad...
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Zusammenfassung: In ihrer kürzlich erschienenen Arbeit (Davranoglou et al. 2019) unter-suchten die Autoren an lebenden Exemplaren von Agalmatium bilobium (Issidae) mit mo-dernsten Methoden (microCT) die Interaktionen zwischen Muskulatur und bestimmten An-teilen des Exoskeletts zur Vibrationserzeugung und beschreiben deren biomechanische Grundlage....
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Communication between partners is an essential part of reproductive behaviour and as such, it is subjected to sexual selection. Considerable indirect costs are resulting from high energy expenditure during signalling. We already know quite a lot about leafhoppers’ behaviour and their vibrational signals, yet the production of their signals is not c...
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Confuga persephone is the only troglobitic planthopper species known for New Zealand to date. We provide a complementary description for this species, including photographs of structures of taxonomic interest, as well as from a living specimen. Information on its habitat and threats is given. We strongly recommend this species to be included on the...
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Bei der Durchsicht der reichhaltigen Wissenschaftlersammlungen des Museums für Naturkunde Berlin, die zu dem bemerkenswertesten, wenn auch nicht mehr zu den grössten ihrer Art gehören, gelang es den Autoren rein zufällig, ein einzelnes Exemplar einer Rhynchophilide zu identifizieren, das eine bisher unbekannte Spezies der Familie repräsentiert. Den...
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A new species of the planthopper taxon Bennini (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae) was discovered in the wide interstitial voids of a granitic blockfield in Vietnam. A key to the species of the Vietnam-endemic Bennini genus Sanghabenna is provided and Sanghabenna florenciana sp. nov. is described and illustrated. Molecular data including 18S in pa...
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On September 6, 2015, our dear colleague, teacher and mentor Klaus Kalmring, former professor of neurophysiology at Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany, passed away after a long illness at age 84. He is survived by his wife Elke and two sons, Stefan and Dirk, and their families.
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A new obligate cavernicolous (troglobitic) species in the planthopper family Kinnaridae is described from Brazil, and a new genus is established, as it could not be placed in any of the existing genera. Information on distribution and ecology is given. This is the second record of a troglobitic representative of this family from Brazil, and only th...
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A first list of Cixius fauna of Lebanon is here provided with the description of two new species: one within the subgenus Acanthocixius, Cixius bifidispinus sp. nov. and one within the subgenus Ceratocixius Cixius superremotus sp. nov. The standard morphological description is supplemented by sequence data of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase...
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This is the first substrate-borne communication record of the troglobitic planthopper Typhlobrixia namorokensis in the caves of the Ambovonomby network, Namoroka Tsingy, Madagascar. A supplementary morphological description of the male genitalia is provided and, for the first time, female genitalia of T. namorokensis are characterized. Molecular da...
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Following recent advances in the morphological interpretations of the tegmen basal cell margins in the Paraneoptera, a standardized and homology-driven groundplan terminology for tegmina types, structures and vein patterns in Hemiptera Fulgoromorpha, including fossils, is proposed. Each term is listed with a morphological definition, compared and l...
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Cixiidae require a set of clues in order to recognize and localize potential conspecific partners for mating (specific mate recognition system = SMRS). The use of acoustic and/or vibrational signals as part of the SMRS is ubiquitous in Hemiptera. However, the general knowledge of the mating behaviour of Cixiidae is still patchy. Here we report for...
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A number of species of the family Psyllidae, commonly called jumping plant lice, are economically important as vectors of pathogenic phytoplasmas in fruit crops. Pear psyllids of the species Cacopsylla pyri (L. 1758) (Psyllidae) are the most damaging pest of pear trees in Europe. These phloem feeding insects transmit pear decline, a disease caused...
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A new giant cave-dwelling species of planthopper of the family Meenoplidae (Fulgoromorpha) is described from the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in western Madagascar, with information on its distribution and ecology. As the new species could not be placed in any of the previously described genera, a new genus is established. This is the first rec...
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Intraspecific communication through substrate vibrations is found in a variety of Hemiptera. The highly specific signals are used during pre-mating behavior for search and recognition of a potential partner. Little is known on sound production for species of the family Psyllidae. Jumping plant lice of this family are economically important as vecto...
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A recently discovered, and apparently autochthonous, population of Trigonocranus emmeae Fieber, 1876 in Germany (Rhineland-Palatinae: Bernkastel) confirmed the large degree of intraspecific variation with regard to the size of the compound eyes, length of tegmina and bodily pigmentation reported in the literature. For the first time, intraspecific...
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The Kinnaridae genus Potiguara was established by Hoch & Ferreira (2013) with the type species Potiguara troglobia Hoch et Ferreira, 2013 from Brazil. So far, this genus includes only the type species. Nevertheless, the name Potiguara is preoccupied and it was initially introduced by Machado et Brito, 2006 for an extinct genus of the fish family Py...
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A new obligatorily cavernicolous (troglobitic) species of the cixiid tribe Cixiini is described from Croatia and assigned to the Palearctic genus Trirhacus Fieber. Information on its ecology is given. This is the first record of a troglobitic planthopper from Croatia and Dinarides, and only the 2nd cavernicolous cixiid species from the Mediterranea...
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A new obligately cavernicolous (troglobitic) species of the planthopper family Kinnaridae is described from Brazil. It could not be placed in any of the existing genera, thus a new genus is established. Information on its distribution and ecology is given. This is the first record of a troglobitic representative of this family from Brazil, and only...
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A systematic survey of Maros karst caves in summer 2009 revealed the first known terrestrial cave with roots in the dark zone and an associated fauna for Southeast Asia (cf. Deharveng & Bedos 2000). Remarkably, this very first discovery of available resources for a root community in the region coincides with the finding of planthoppers as sap-sucki...
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Plant roots are an important component of underground food webs in mesocaverns, lava tubes, and solution caves. Trees such as Metrosideros , Eucalyptus , Ficus , and Brachychiton are adapted to send their roots through porous rock to get water and nutrients. These trees are primary producers, photosynthesizing and sending energy in the form of carb...
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A new troglobitic (obligate cavernicolous) species of the cixiid tribe Cixiini is described from Brazil. It could not be placed in any of the described genera, thus a new genus is established. Information on its distribution and ecology are given. This is the first record of a troglobitic planthopper from Brazil, and only the fifth troglobitic cixi...
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Meenoplus roddenberryi sp.n., an obligate cavernicolous and highly troglomorphic meenoplid species, is described from an artificial cave on Gran Canaria. Notes on its ecology are given. A key to the cave-dwelling Meenoplidae of the Canary Islands is provided. As Meenoplidae are not part of the present-day epigean fauna of the Canary Islands, the oc...
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The number of described species on the planet is about 1.9 million, with ca. 17,000 new species described annually, mostly from the tropics. However, taxonomy is usually described as a science in crisis, lacking manpower and funding, a politically acknowledged problem known as the Taxonomic Impediment. Using data from the Fauna Europaea database an...
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Cumulative number of valid species of terrestrial and freshwater multicellular animals recorded in Europe. Numbers of valid species described since Linnaeus (1758) are plotted against the description year for selected phyla, major classes and major insect orders. These groups are not of equivalent taxonomic rank but were divided as such to demonstr...
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A new species of the cixiid tribe Bennini from Sulawesi is described and a new genus is erected to accommodate it. This is the first record of a Bennini from Sulawesi and the first discovery of this group in a subterranean environment. We report preliminary observations of its ecology and behaviour. According to the ecological parameters of its hab...
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Species of the cixiid tribe Bennini are characterized by a pair of lateral rod-like appendages at the base of the abdomen which are present in both sexes. Hitherto, 22 Bennini species have been described in the genera Benna, Bennaria and Celebenna from throughout Southeast Asia, two of which occur in New Guinea. Recent field studies carried out in...
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A systematic survey of Maros karst caves in summer 2009 revealed the first known terrestrial cave with roots in the dark zone and an associated fauna for Southeast Asia. Remarkably, this very first discovery of available resources for a root community in the region coincides with the finding of planthoppers as sapsucking primary consumers. Planthop...