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Publications G. Heth

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

1.  Nevo, E. and G. Heth. (1976). Assortative mating between chromosome forms of the mole rat, Spalax ehrenbergi. Experientia 32: 1509-1510.

2.  Nevo, E., M. Bodmer and G. Heth. (1976). Olfactory discrimination as an isolating mechanism in speciating mole rats. Experientia 32:1511-1512.

3.  Heth, G. and E. Nevo. (1981). Origin and evolution of ethological isolation in subterranean mole rats. Evolution 35: 259-274.

4.  Nevo, E., G. Heth and A. Beiles. (1982). Differential survivorship of evolving chromosomal species of mole rats, Spalax: An unplanned laboratory experiment. Evolution 36: 1315-1317.

5.  Nevo, E., G. Heth and A. Beiles. (1982). Population structure and evolution in subterranean mole rats. Evolution 36: 1283-1289.

6.  Hickman, G. C., E. Nevo and G. Heth. (1983). Geographic variation in the swimming ability of Spalax ehrenbergi (Rodentia: Spalacidae) in Israel. Journal of Biogeography 10: 29-36.

7.  Haim, A., G. Heth, H. Pratt and E. Nevo.(1983). Photoperiodic effects on thermoregulation in a "blind" subterranean mammal. Journal of Experimental Biology 107: 59-64.

8.  Haim, A., G. Heth, Z. Avnon and E. Nevo. (1984). Adaptive physiological variation in nonshivering thermogenesis and its significance in speciation. Journal of Comparative Physiology 154: 145-147.

9.  Arieli, R., M. Arieli, G. Heth and E. Nevo. (1984). Adaptive respiratory variation in four chromosomal species of mole rats. Experientia 40: 512-514.

10. Beiles, A., G. Heth and E. Nevo. (1984). Origin and evolution of assortative mating in actively speciating mole rats. Theoretical Population Biology 26: 265-270.

11. Schneider, H., E. Nevo, G. Heth, S. Simson and J. Brzoska. (1984). Auditory discrimination tests of female Near Eastern tree frogs and reevaluation of the species' systematic position (Amphibia, Salientia, Hylidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 213: 306-312.

12. Pevet, P., G. Heth, A. Haim and E. Nevo. (1984). Photoperiod perception in the blind mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi Nehring): Involvement of the Harderian gland, atrophied eyes and melatonin. Journal of Experimental Zoology 232:41-50.

13. Haim, A., G. Heth, E. Nevo, N. Gruener and T. Goldstein. (1985). Urine analysis of three rodent species with emphasis on calcium and magnesium bicarbonate. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 80A: 503-506.

14. Haim, A., G. Heth and E. Nevo. (1985). Adaptive thermoregulatory patterns in speciating mole rats. Acta Zoological Fennica 170: 137-140.

15. Heth, G., P. Pevet, E. Nevo and A. Beiles. (1986). The effect of melatonin administration and short exposures to cold on body temperature of the blind subterranean mole rat (Rodentia, Spalax ehrenbergi Nehring). Journal of Experimental Zoology 238: 1-9.

16. Arieli, R., G. Heth, E. Nevo, Y. Zamir and O. Neutra. (1986). Adaptive heart and breathing frequencies in four ecologically differentiating chromosomal species of mole rats in Israel. Experientia 42: 131-133.

17. Arieli, R., G. Heth, E. Nevo and D. Hoch. (1986). Hematocrit and hemoglobin concentration in four chromosomal species and some isolated populations of actively speciating subterranean mole rats in Israel. Experientia 42: 441-443.

18. Heth, G. (1986). To live underground: The mole rats' adaptations to the subterranean environment. Re'em Journal of the Israeli Mammal Information Center 5: 14-30 (in Hebrew).

19. Redi, C.A., S. Garagna, G. Heth and E. Nevo. (1986). Descriptive kinetics of spermatogenesis in four chromosomal species of the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in Israel. Journal of Experimental Zoology 238: 81-88.

20. Nevo, E., A. Beiles, G. Heth and S. Simson. (1986). Adaptive differentiation of body size in speciating mole rats. Oecologia 69: 327-333.

21. Nevo, E., G. Heth and A. Beiles. (1986). Aggression patterns in adaptation and speciation of subterranean mole rats. Journal of Genetics 65: 65-78.

22. Heth, G., E. Frankenberg and E. Nevo. (1986). Adaptive optimal sound for vocal communication in tunnels of a subterranean mammal (Spalax ehrenbergi). Experientia 42: 1287-1289.

23. Heth, G., E. Nevo and A. Beiles. (1987). Adaptive exploratory behaviour: Differential patterns in species and sexes of subterranean mole rats. Mammalia 51: 27-37.

24. Heth, G., E. Frankenberg, A. Raz and E. Nevo. (1987). Vibrational communication in subterranean mole rats (Spalax ehrenbergi). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 21: 31-33.

25. Nevo, E., G. Heth, A. Beiles and E. Frankenberg. (1987). Geographic dialects in blind mole rats: Role of vocal communication in active speciation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 84: 3312-3315.

26. Flynn, L.J., E. Nevo and G. Heth. (1987). Incisor enamel microstructure in subterranean mole rats (Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies): Adaptive and phylogenetic significance. Journal of Mammology 68: 500-507.

27. Nof, N., B. Lavie, G. Heth and E. Nevo. (1987). Adaptive differential, temperature dependent activity patterns in marine gastropods. Israel Journal of Zoology 34: 61-66.

28. Heth, G., A. Beiles and E. Nevo. (1988). Adaptive variation of pelage color within and between species of the subterranean mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi). Oecologia 74: 617-622.

29. Heth, G., E. Frankenberg and E. Nevo. (1988). "Courtship" call of subterranean mole rats (Spalax ehrenbergi): Physical analysis. Journal of Mammology 69: 121-125.

30. Bruns, U., M. Muller, W. Hofer, G. Heth and E. Nevo. (1988). Inner ear and audiograms of the subterranean mole rat, Spalax ehrenbergi. Hearing Research. 33: 1-10.

31. Nevo, E., M. Corti, G. Heth, A. Beiles and S. Simson. (1988). Chromosomal polymorphisms in subterranean mole rats and their evolutionary significance, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 33: 309-322.

32. Heth, G. (1989). Burrow patterns of the mole rats Spalax ehrenbergi in two soil types (Terra-rossa and Rendzina) in Mount Carmel, Israel. Journal of Zoology London 217: 39-56.

33. Heth, G., E. M. Golenberg and E. Nevo. (1989). Foraging strategy of a subterranean rodent, Spalax ehrenbergi. Oecologia 79: 496-505.

34. Auffray, J. C., E. Tchernov, F. Bonhomme, G. Heth, S. Simson and E. Nevo. (1990). Presence and ecological distribution of Mus spretoides and Mus musculus domesticus. in Israel. Circum-Mediterranean Vicariance inside the genus Mus. Zeitschrift fur Saurgetierkunde 55: 1-10.

35. Nevo, E., G. Heth and H. Pratt. (1991). Seismic communication in a blind subterranean mammal: A major somatosensory mechanism in adaptive evolution underground. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 88: 1256-1260.

36. Heth, G., E. Frankenberg, H. Pratt and E. Nevo. (1991). Seismic communication in the blind subterranean mole rats: Patterns of head thumping and of their detection in the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in Israel. Journal of Zoology London 224:633-638.

37. Heth, G. (1991). Evidence of aboveground predation and age determination of the preyed, in subterranean mole rats (Spalax ehrenbergi) in Israel. Mammalia 4: 529-542.

38. Heth, G. (1991). The environmental impact of the blind subterranean mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi) and its burrows. Journal of Zoology London 63: 265-280.

39. Heth, G., E. Nevo, R. Ikan, V. Weinstein, U. Ravid and H. Duncan. (1992). Differential olfactory perception of enantiomeric compounds by blind subterranean mole rats (Spalax ehrenbergi). Experientia 48: 897-902.

40. Menzies, R.A., G. Heth, R. Ikan, V. Weinstein and E. Nevo. (1992). Sexual pheromone activity in lipids and other fractions from urine of the male mole rat, Spalax ehrenbergi. Physiology and Behavior 52: 741-747.

41. Nevo, E., Simson, S., Heth, G. and Beiles. A. (1992). Adaptive pacifistic behaviour in subterranean mole rats in the Sahara Desert, contrasting to and originating from polymorphic aggression in Israeli species. Behaviour 123(1-2): 70-76.

42. Heth, G. and Todrank, J. (1995). Assessing chemosensory perception in subterranean mole rats: Different responses to smelling versus touching odorous stimuli. Animal Behaviour 49: 1009-1015.

43. Nevo, E., G. Filippucci, C. Redi, S. Simson, G. Heth and A. Beiles. (1995). Karyotype and genetic evolution in speciation of subterranean mole rats of Spalax in Turkey. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 54: 203-229.

44. Shanas, U., Heth, G., Nevo, E., Shalgi, R. and Terkel, J. (1995). Reproductive behaviour in the female blind mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi). Journal of Zoology London 235: 195-210.

45. Heth, G., Beauchamp, G., Nevo, E. and Yamazaki, K. (1996). Species, population and individual specific odors in urine of mole rats (Spalax ehrenbergi) detected by laboratory rats. Chemoecology 7: 107-111.

46. Heth, G., Nevo, E. and Todrank, J. (1996). Seasonal changes in urinary odors and in  responses to them by blind subterranean mole rats. Physiology and Behavior 60: 963-968.

47. Todrank, J. and Heth, G. (1996). Individual odours in two chromosomal species of blind subterranean mole rat(Spalax ehrenbergi): Conspecific and cross-species discrimination. Ethology 102: 806-811.

48. Heth, G. and Todrank, J. (1997). Patterns of urination of a blind subterranean rodent, Spalax ehrenbergi. Ethology 103: 138-148.

49. Todrank, J., Heth, G., and Johnston, R. E. (1998). Kin recognition in golden hamsters: evidence for kinship odours. Animal Behaviour 55(2):377-386.

50. Heth, G., Todrank, J., and Johnston, R. E. (1998). Kin recognition in golden hamsters: evidence for phenotype matching. Animal Behaviour 56(2):409-417.

51. Todrank, J., Heth, G., and Johnston, R. E. (1999). Social interaction is necessary for discrimination and memory for odours of close relatives in golden hamsters. Ethology 105:771-782.

52. Heth, G., Todrank, J., and Johnston, R. E. (1999). Similarities in sibling and species odors among Turkish hamsters (Mesocricetus brandti) and golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Journal of Comparative Psychology 113(3):321-326.

53. Heth, G., Todrank, J., and Nevo, E. (2000). Do Spalax ehrenbergi blindmole rats use food odors to forage for and select food? Ethology, Ecology, and Evolution 12(1):75-82.

54. Heth, G. and Todrank, J. (2000). African Mole-rats. Ecology and Eusociality Animal Behaviour 60: 411-412.

55. Heth, G. and Todrank, J. (2000). Individual odour similarities across species parallel phylogenetic relationships in the S. ehrenbergi superspecies of mole rats. Animal Behaviour 60:789-795.

56. Heth, G. and Todrank, J. (2001). Self referencing in hamsters. TREE 16(2): 74.

57. Todrank, J. and Heth, G. (2001). Re-thinking cross-fostering designs for studying kin recognition mechanisms. Animal Behaviour 61:503-505.

58. Heth, G., Todrank, J., Busquet, N. and Baudoin, C. (2001). Odour-genes covariance and differential investigation of individual odours in the Mus speciescomplex. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 73: 213-220.

59. Heth, G., Todrank, J., and Burda, H. (2002) Individual odor similarities within colonies and across species of eusocial Cryptomys mole rats. Journal of Mammalogy 83: 569-575.

60. Heth, G., Todrank, J., Begall, S., Koch, R., Zilbiger, Y., Nevo, E., Braude, S.H. and Burda, H. (2002) Odours underground: Subterranean rodents may not forage "blindly". Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 52: 53-58.

61. Todrank, J. and Heth, G. (2003). Odor-genes covariance and genetic relatedness assessments: Rethinking odor-based "recognition" mechanisms in rodents. Advances in the Study of Behavior 32: 77-130.

62. Heth, G., Todrank, J., Busquet, N. and Baudoin, C. (2003). Genetic relatedness assessment through individual odour similarities (G-ratios) in mice. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 78(4): 595-603.

63. Heth, G., Todrank, J., Begall, S., Wegner, R. and Burda, H. (2004). Genetic relatedness discrimination in a eusocial mole-rat, Cryptomys anselli (Bathyergidae, Rodentia). Folia Zoologica 53(3): 269-278.

64. Baudoin, C., Busquet, N., Dobson, F. S., Gheusi, G., Feron, C., Durand, J.-L., Heth, G., Patris, B., and Todrank, J. (2005). Male-Female Associations, Kin Discrimination and Female Olfactory Neurogenesis with Pair Bonding in Mound-building Mice. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 84(3): 323-334.

65. Todrank, J., Busquet, N., Baudoin, C. and Heth, G. (2005). Preferences of newborn mice for odours indicating closer genetic relatedness: Is experience necessary? Proceedings of the Royal Society London, B 272: 2083-2088.

66. Hubálek, Z., Burda, H., Scharff, A., Heth, G., Nevo, E., Šumbera, R., Peško, J., and Zima, J. (2005). Emmonsiosis in subterranean mole-rats from the Spalacidae and Bathyergidae families. Medical Mycology 43: 691-697.

67. Todrank, J. and Heth, G. (2006). Crossed assumptions foster misinterpretations about recognition mechanisms. Animal Behaviour 72:e1-e3 doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.04.004.

68. Tzur, S., Todrank, J., Juergens, A., Nevo, E., and Heth, G. (2009). Odour-genes covariance within a natural population of subterranean Spalax galili blind mole rats. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96:483-490.

69. Markman, S., Hill, N., Todrank, J., Heth, G., and Blaustein, L. (2009). Differential aggressiveness covaries with genetic similarity in fire salamander larvae. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63:1149-1155. DOI 10.1007/s00265-009-0765-y

70. Todrank, J., Heth, G., and Restrepo, D. Effects of in utero odorant exposure on neuroanatomical development of the olfactory bulb and odour preferences. (submitted).

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Todrank, J., Heth, G., and Johnston, R. E. (1999). Kin and individual recognition: odors signals, social experience, and mechanisms of recognition. In: Advances in Chemical Signals in Vertebrates. R. E. Johnston, D. Müller-Schwarze, and P. Sorensen, (Eds.) New York: Plenum. pp. 289-297.

2. Todrank, J. and Heth, G. (2006). Genetic relatedness distinctions through facial resemblance. In: Advances in Psychology Research. A. Columbus, (Ed.) New York: Nova Science Publications. Vol. 40. pp. 143-162.

3. Heth, G. and Todrank, J. (2007). Using odors underground. In: Subterranean Rodents - News from Underground. S. Begall, H. Burda, and C. Schkeich (Eds.) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. pp. 85-96.

 ABSTRACTS

1.  Haim, A., Z. Avnon, G. Heth and E. Nevo. Nonshivering thermogenesis and its significance in adaptive climatic speciation of the mole rat, Spalax ehrenbergi. Israel Journal of Zoology 1983. 32: 153-154.

2.  Redi, C.A., S. Garagna, E. Nevo and G. Heth. Variabilita cariotipica e spermatogenesi in Spalax ehrenbergi. (Nehring). Bollitina Zoologica 51 (suppl. 1984): 93.

3.  Nevo, E., G. Heth and A. Beiles. Variation and evolution of aggression in subterranean mammals of the superspecies Spalax ehrenbergi in Israel. In: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Conflict and Appeasement in Animals and Man, 3rd European Conference of Int. Soc. for Research on Aggression, Parma, Italy, August, 1985, p. 17.

4.  Arieli, R., G. Heth and E. Nevo. The correlation between gas transport physiology of the mole rats and aridity is genetic. Israel Journal of Zoology 1986. 33: 118.

5.  Heth, G., E. Frankenberg and E. Nevo. Characteristics of optimal sound for communication in underground tunnels of a subterranean mammal, the mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi). Israel Journal of Zoology 1986. 33: 118.

6.  Nevo, E., M. Corti, G. Heth, A. Beiles and S. Simson. Chromosomal      polymorphisms in the Spalax ehrenbergi complex and their evolutionary significance. Bollitina Zoologica 1986. 53: 67.

7.  Nevo, E., G. Heth, J.C. Auffray and A. Beiles. Preliminary studies of the sex pheromones in the urine of actively speciating subterranean mole rats of the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in Israel. Phytoparasitica 1987. 15: 163-164.

8.  Heth, G., E. Frankenberg, A. Beiles and E. Nevo. Thumping patterns of 4 chromosomal species belonging to the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 1990.

9. Shanas, U., L. Weissglas, G. Heth, E. Nevo, R. Shalgi and J. Terkel. Aspects of reproductive behaviour in the blind mole rat. Tel Aviv University Israel. Dec. 16-17, 1990. Israel Journal of Zoology 37:183-184.

10. Nevo, E., G. Heth, and S. Simson. Evolution of adaptive pacifistic behaviour in Sahara desert ecology originating from aggressive subterranean Israeli mole rats: Prologue to sociality? International Society for Research on Aggression. VI European Conference, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel. June 23-28, 1991. p.47.

11. Shanas, U., L. Weisglass, G. Heth, E. Nevo, R. Shalgi and J. Terkel. Seasonal variation in ovary function in the blind mole rats (Spalax ehrenbergi). (in Hebrew). Annual Meeting of the Reproductive Society of Israel, Feb. 13-14, 1991.

12. Ravid, U., E. Putievsky, R. Ikan, V. Weinstein, B.J. Cowart, E. Nevo, and G. Heth. Chiral monoterpenes and their olfactory properties. The Israel Chemical Society, 56th Annual Meeting, 11-12th February, 1991, Jerusalem. p. 118.

13. Heth, G., E. Nevo, R. Ikan, V. Weinsten, U. Ravid, and H. Duncan. Olfactory discrimination of enantiomeric compounds by blind subterranean mole rats Spalax ehrenbergi. VI Symposium of Chemical Signals in Vertebrates. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1991.

14. Menzies, R.A., Heth, G. and E. Nevo. Sexual pheromone activity in lipids and other fractions from urine of the male mole rats, Spalax ehrenbergi. XIII Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) Sarasota, Florida, April 17-21, 1991. Chemical Senses 15: 562.

15. Ravid, U., E. Putievsky, R. Ikan, V. Weinstein, B. J. Cowart, E. Nevo and G. Heth. P6-The olfactory properties of Carvone and Fenchone enantiomers. 22nd International Symposium on Essential Oils. St. Vincent, Italy, 1991. p. 42.

16. Nevo, E., S. Simson , G. Heth, C. Redi and G. Filippucci. Recent speciation of subterranean mole rats of the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in the El-Hamam isolate, northern Egypt. 6th International Colloquium on the ecology and taxonomy of small African mammals. August 11-16, 1991. Mitzpe Ramon, Israel. p. 43.

17. Heth, G., E. Nevo, R. Ikan, V. Weinsten, U. Ravid, and H. Duncan. Differential olfactory perception of enantiomeric compounds by blind subterranean mole rats Spalax ehrenbergi. The 28th meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel. Tel Aviv University, December, 1991. p. 36.

18. Heth, G., G. K. Beauchamp, K. Yamazaki and E. Nevo. Characteristic urine odors of species, populations, and individual mole rats of the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies, detected by laboratory rats. The 29th meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel. The Hebrew University, December 20-21, 1992. Israel Journal of Zoology 39: 61.

19. Heth, G. and J. Todrank. Chemical communication in subterranean mole rats: Different responses to smelling vs. touching odorous stimuli. The 31st meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel. The Technion Israel Institute of Technology, December 28-29, 1994. p. 32.

20. Heth, G. and J. Todrank. Individual odors in two species of the blind subterranean mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi): Conspecific and cross-species discrimination. The 33rd meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel. Tel Aviv University, December 8-9, 1996. p. 36.

21. Heth, G. and J. Todrank. Species, sex, season, and individual-specific chemosensory cues in urine discriminated by blind, subterranean mole rats (S. ehrenbergi). Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) Sarasota, Florida, April 17-21, 1996.

22. Todrank, J., G. Heth, and R. E. Johnston. Kin recognition: Discrimination of odors and functional responses by golden hamsters. Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) Sarasota, Florida, April 17-21, 1996.

23. Heth, G., J. Todrank and R. E. Johnston. Similarities in individual odors among Turkish and golden hamsters. VIII Symposium of Chemical Signals in Vertebrates. Ithaca, NY, July 20-25, 1997.

24. Todrank, J., G. Heth, and R. E. Johnston. Differential responses of golden hamsters to scent marks and counter-marks from siblings and non-siblings. VIII Symposium of Chemical Signals in Vertebrates. Ithaca, NY, July 20-25, 1997.

25. Heth, G., J. Todrank, and E. Nevo. Do blind mole rats identify food items by their odors? The 35th meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel. The University of Haifa, December, 1998.

26. Johnston, R. E., Todrank, J., Heth, G., and Mateo, J. M. Kin recognition by odors in golden hamsters. Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) Sarasota, Florida, April, 2001. Chemical Senses 26: 1059.

27. Busquet, N., Heth, G., Todrank, J., and Baudoin, C. Species and kin recognition in Mus spicilegus: genetic relatedness assessment through individual odour similarities. International Ethology Conference, Tubingen, Germany, August, 2001.

28. Busquet, N., Todrank, J., Heth, G., and Baudoin, C. Odour-genes covariance in wild mice: odour similarities in the Mus species complex and in Mus spicilegus. 8th International Conference Rodens & Spatium, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, July, 2002.

29. Baudoin, C., Busquet, N., Dobson, F. S., Durand, J.-L., Gheusi, G., Heth, G., Patris, B., and Todrank, J. Social recognition and spatial associations in mound-building mice: from individuals to families. 4th European Congress of Mammalogy, Brno, Czech Republic, July 27- August 1, 2003.

30. Heth, G., and Todrank, J. Rethinking Mechanisms for Genetic Relatedness Assessment in Rodents. Federation of the Israeli Society for Experimental Biology - 4th Conference, Eilat, Israel, February 7-10, 2005.

31. Heth, G., and Todrank, J. Getting the scents of life underground. German Society of Mammalogists, Annual Meeting, Essen, Germany, September 18-22, 2005.

32. Todrank, J., Busquet, N., Baudoin, C., and Heth, G. Newborn mice prefer odors indicating closer genetic relatedness. Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) Sarasota, Florida, April, 2007. 

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