Associate Professor Markus Riegler

Associate Professor Markus Riegler

Associate Professor, Entomology,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sci

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Contact

Email: M.Riegler@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1229
Mobile:
Location: R2.1.47
Hawkesbury

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Schneider, D., Miller, W. and Riegler, M. (2011), 'Arthopods shopping for Wolbachia', Manipulative Tenants: Bacteria Associated with Arthopods, CRC Press, Taylor Francis Group 9781439827499.
  • Riegler, M. and O'Neill, S. (2006), 'The Genus Wolbachia', The Prokaryotes: A handbook on the biology of bacteria: Vol. 5: Proteobacteria: Alpha and Beta Subclass., Springer 9780387254951.

Journal Articles

  • Hall, M., Brettell, L., Liu, H., Nacko, S., Spooner-Hart, R., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2021), 'Temporal changes in the microbiome of stingless bee foragers following colony relocation', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol 97, no 1 .
  • Katlav, A., Cook, J. and Riegler, M. (2021), 'Egg size-mediated sex allocation and mating-regulated reproductive investment in a haplodiploid thrips species', Functional Ecology, vol 35, no 2 , pp 485 - 498.
  • Katlav, A., Nguyen, D., Cook, J. and Riegler, M. (2021), 'Constrained sex allocation after mating in a haplodiploid thrips species depends on maternal condition', Evolution, vol 75, no 6 , pp 1525 - 1536.
  • Morrow, J. and Riegler, M. (2021), 'Genome analyses of four Wolbachia strains and associated mitochondria of Rhagoletis cerasi expose cumulative modularity of cytoplasmic incompatibility factors and cytoplasmic hitchhiking across host populations', BMC Genomics, vol 22, no 1 .
  • Morrow, J., Schneider, D., Klasson, L., Janitz, C., Miller, W. and Riegler, M. (2020), 'Parallel sequencing of Wolbachia wCer2 from donor and novel hosts reveals multiple incompatibility factors and genome stability after host transfers', Genome Biology and Evolution, vol 12, no 5 , pp 720 - 735.
  • Jiang, M., Medlyn, B., Drake, J., Duursma, R., Anderson, I., Barton, C., Boer, M., Carrillo, Y., Castaneda-Gomez, L., Collins, L., Crous, K., De Kauwe, M., Santos, B., Emerson, K., Facey, S., Gherlenda, A., Gimeno, T., Hasegawa, S., Johnson, S., Kannaste, A., Macdonald, C., Mahmud, K., Moore, B., Nazaries, L., Neilson, E., Nielsen, U., Niinemets, U., Noh, N., Ochoa-Hueso, R., Pathare, V., Pendall, E., Pihlblad, J., Pineiro, J., Powell, J., Power, S., Reich, P., Renchon, A., Riegler, M., Rinnan, R., Rymer, P., Salomon, R., Singh, B., Smith, B., Tjoelker, M., Walker, J., Wujeska-Klause, A., Yang, J., Zaehle, S. and Ellsworth, D. (2020), 'The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment', Nature, vol 580 , pp 227 - 231.
  • Brettell, L., Riegler, M., O'Brien, C. and Cook, J. (2020), 'Occurrence of honey bee-associated pathogens in Varroa-free pollinator communities', Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, vol 171 .
  • Morrow, J., Om, N., Beattie, G., Chambers, G., Donovan, N., Liefting, L., Riegler, M. and Holford, P. (2020), 'Characterization of the bacterial communities of psyllids associated with Rutaceae in Bhutan by high throughput sequencing', BMC Microbiology, vol 20, no 1 .
  • Nacko, S., Hall, M., Duncan, M., Cook, J., Riegler, M. and Spooner-Hart, R. (2020), 'Scientific note on small hive beetle infestation of stingless bee (Tetragonula carbonaria) colony following a heat wave', Apidologie, vol 51, no 6 , pp 199 - 1201.
  • Katlav, A., Riegler, M. and Seeman, O. (2020), 'Tiny hitchhikers and parasites : a review of Australian heterostigmatic mites (Acari: Prostigmata) associated with insects, with description of three new species', Austral Entomology, vol 59, no 3 , pp 401 - 421.
  • Bickerstaff, J., Smith, S., Kent, D., Beaver, R., Seago, A. and Riegler, M. (2020), 'A review of the distribution and host plant associations of the platypodine ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera : Curculionidae : Platypodinae) of Australia, with an electronic species identification key', Zootaxa, vol 4894, no 1 , pp 69 - 80.
  • Hall, A., Johnson, S., Cook, J. and Riegler, M. (2019), 'High nymphal host density and mortality negatively impact parasitoid complex during an insect herbivore outbreak', Insect Science, vol 26, no 2 , pp 351 - 365.
  • Hoffmann, A., Rymer, P., Byrne, M., Ruthrof, K., Whinam, J., McGeoch, M., Bergstrom, D., Guerin, G., Sparrow, B., Joseph, L., Hill, S., Andrew, N., Camac, J., Bell, N., Riegler, M., Gardner, J. and Williams, S. (2019), 'Impacts of recent climate change on terrestrial flora and fauna : some emerging Australian examples', Austral Ecology, vol 44, no 1 , pp 3 - 27.
  • Morrow, J., Sa, T., Beattie, G., Milham, P., Riegler, M., Spooner-Hart, R. and Holford, P. (2019), 'Additions of sugar and nitrogenous fertiliser affect plant nitrogen status and soil microbial communities', Applied Soil Ecology, vol 139 , pp 47 - 55.
  • Cheng, D., Chen, S., Huang, Y., Pierce, N., Riegler, M., Yang, F., Zeng, L., Lu, Y., Liang, G. and Xu, Y. (2019), 'Symbiotic microbiota may reflect host adaptation by resident to invasive ant species', PLoS Pathogens, vol 15, no 7 .
  • Woruba, D., Morrow, J., Reynolds, O., Chapman, T., Collins, D. and Riegler, M. (2019), 'Diet and irradiation effects on the bacterial community composition and structure in the gut of domesticated teneral and mature Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Diptera: Tephritidae)', BMC Microbiology, vol 19, no Suppl. 1 .
  • Duetscher, A., Chapman, T., Shuttleworth, L., Riegler, M. and Reynolds, O. (2019), 'Tephritid-microbial interactions to enhance fruit fly performance in sterile insect technique programs', BMC Microbiology, vol 19 .
  • Shropshire, J., Leigh, B., Bordenstein, S., Duplouy, A., Riegler, M., Brownlie, J. and Bordenstein, S. (2019), 'Models and nomenclature for cytoplasmic incompatibility : caution over premature conclusions : a response to Beckmann et al.', Trends in Genetics, vol 35, no 6 , pp 397 - 399.
  • Deutscher, A., Burke, C., Darling, A., Riegler, M., Reynolds, O. and Chapman, T. (2018), 'Near full-length 16S rRNA gene next-generation sequencing revealed Asaia as a common midgut bacterium of wild and domesticated Queensland fruit fly larvae', Microbiome, vol 6 .
  • Sutton, T., DeGabriel, J., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2018), 'A temperate pollinator with high thermal tolerance is still susceptible to heat events predicted under future climate change', Ecological Entomology, vol 43, no 4 , pp 506 - 512.
  • Fromont, C., Rymer, P., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2018), 'An ancient and a recent colonization of islands by an Australian sap-feeding insect', Journal of Biogeography, vol 45, no 10 , pp 2389 - 2399.
  • Riegler, M. (2018), 'Insect threats to food security', Science, vol 361, no 6405 , pp 846 - 846.
  • Ryalls, J., Moore, B., Riegler, M., Bromfield, L., Hall, A. and Johnson, S. (2017), 'Climate and atmospheric change impacts on sap-feeding herbivores : a mechanistic explanation based on functional groups of primary metabolites', Functional Ecology, vol 31, no 1 , pp 161 - 171.
  • Fromont, C., DeGabriel, J., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2017), 'Diversity and specificity of sap-feeding herbivores and their parasitoids on Australian fig trees', Insect Conservation and Diversity, vol 10, no 2 , pp 107 - 119.
  • Sutton, T., DeGabriel, J., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2017), 'Local coexistence and genetic isolation of three pollinator species on the same fig tree species', Heredity, vol 118 , pp 486 - 490.
  • Shanks, J., Haigh, A., Riegler, M. and Spooner-Hart, R. (2017), 'First confirmed report of a bacterial brood disease in stingless bees', Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, vol 144 , pp 7 - 10.
  • Nguyen, D., Morrow, J., Spooner-Hart, R. and Riegler, M. (2017), 'Independent cytoplasmic incompatibility induced by Cardinium and Wolbachia maintains endosymbiont co-infections in haplodiploid thrips populations', Evolution, vol 71, no 4 , pp 995 - 1008.
  • Flores Renteria, L., Rymer, P. and Riegler, M. (2017), 'Unpacking boxes: Integration of molecular, morphological and ecological approaches reveals extensive patterns of reticulate evolution in box eucalypts', Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol 108 , pp 70 - 87.
  • Dao, T., Beattie, A., Spooner-Hart, R., Riegler, M. and Holford, P. (2017), 'Primary parasitoids of red scale (Aonidiella aurantii) in Australia and a review of their introductions from Asia', Insect Science, vol 24, no 1 , pp 150 - 168.
  • Fromont, C., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2017), 'Relative abundance and strain diversity in the bacterial endosymbiont community of a sap-feeding insect across its native and introduced geographic range', Microbial Ecology, vol 74, no 3 , pp 722 - 734.
  • Cheng, D., Guo, Z., Riegler, M., Xi, Z., Liang, G. and Xu, Y. (2017), 'Gut symbiont enhances insecticide resistance in a significant pest, the oriental fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel)', Microbiome, vol 5, no 1 .
  • Hall, A., Steinbauer, M., Taylor, G., Johnson, S., Cook, J. and Riegler, M. (2017), 'Unravelling mummies : cryptic diversity, host specificity, trophic and coevolutionary interactions in psyllid - parasitoid food webs', BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol 17, no 1 .
  • Morrow, J., Hall, A. and Riegler, M. (2017), 'Symbionts in waiting : the dynamics of incipient endosymbiont complementation and replacement in minimal bacterial communities of psyllids', Microbiome, vol 5 .
  • Kageyama, D., Ohno, M., Sasaki, T., Yoshido, A., Konagaya, T., Jouraku, A., Kuwazaki, S., Kanamori, H., Katayose, Y., Narita, S., Miyata, M., Riegler, M. and Sahara, K. (2017), 'Feminizing Wolbachia endosymbiont disrupts maternal sex chromosome inheritance in a butterfly species', Evolution Letters, vol 1, no 5 , pp 232 - 244.
  • Gherlenda, A., Haigh, A., Moore, B., Johnson, S. and Riegler, M. (2016), 'Climate change, nutrition and immunity : effects of elevated CO2 and temperature on the immune function of an insect herbivore', Journal of Insect Physiology, vol 85 , pp 57 - 64.
  • Nguyen, D., Spooner-Hart, R. and Riegler, M. (2016), 'Loss of Wolbachia but not Cardinium in the invasive range of the Australian thrips species, Pezothrips kellyanus', Biological Invasions, vol 18, no 1 , pp 197 - 214.
  • Halcroft, M., Dollin, A., Francoy, T., King, J., Riegler, M., Haigh, A. and Spooner-Hart, R. (2016), 'Delimiting the species within the genus Austroplebeia, an Australian stingless bee, using multiple methodologies', Apidologie, vol 47, no 1 , pp 76 - 89.
  • Sutton, T., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2016), 'One step ahead : a parasitoid disperses farther and forms a wider geographic population than its fig wasp host', Molecular Ecology, vol 25, no 4 , pp 882 - 894.
  • Frew, A., Barnett, K., Nielsen, U., Riegler, M. and Johnson, S. (2016), 'Belowground ecology of scarabs feeding on grass roots : current knowledge and future directions for management in Australasia', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 7 .
  • Gherlenda, A., Crous, K., Moore, B., Haigh, A., Johnson, S. and Riegler, M. (2016), 'Precipitation, not CO2 enrichment, drives insect herbivore frass deposition and subsequent nutrient dynamics in a mature Eucalyptus woodland', Plant and Soil, vol 399, no 1 , pp 29 - 39.
  • Schuler, H., Koppler, K., Daxbock-Horvath, S., Rasool, B., Krumbock, S., Schwarz, D., Hoffmeister, T., Schlick-Steiner, B., Steiner, F., Telschow, A., Stauffer, C., Arthofer, W. and Riegler, M. (2016), 'The hitchhiker's guide to Europe : the infection dynamics of an ongoing Wolbachia invasion and mitochondrial selective sweep in Rhagoletis cerasi', Molecular Ecology, vol 25, no 7 , pp 1595 - 1609.
  • Schuler, H., Koppler, K., Daxbock-Horvath, S., Rasool, B., Krumbock, S., Schwarz, D., Hoffmeister, T., Schlick-Steiner, B., Steiner, F., Telschow, A., Stauffer, C., Arthofer, W. and Riegler, M. (2016), 'The hitchhiker's guide to Europe : the infection dynamics of an ongoing Wolbachia invasion and mitochondrial selective sweep in Rhagoletis cerasi', Molecular Ecology, vol 25, no 7 , pp 1595 - 1609.
  • Gherlenda, A., Esveld, J., Hall, A., Duursma, R. and Riegler, M. (2016), 'Boom and bust: rapid feedback responses between insect outbreak dynamics and canopy leaf area impacted by rainfall and CO2', Global Change Biology, vol 22, no 11 , pp 3632 - 3641.
  • Hall, A., Morrow, J., Fromont, C., Steinbauer, M., Taylor, G., Johnson, S., Cook, J. and Riegler, M. (2016), 'Codivergence of the primary bacterial endosymbiont of psyllids versus host switches and replacement of their secondary bacterial endosymbionts', Environmental Microbiology, vol 18 , pp 2591 - 2603.
  • Gherlenda, A., Moore, B., Haigh, A., Johnson, S. and Riegler, M. (2016), 'Insect herbivory in a mature Eucalyptus woodland canopy depends on leaf phenology but not CO2 enrichment', BMC Ecology, vol 16, no 47 .
  • Fromont, C., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2016), 'Phylogeographic analyses of bacterial endosymbionts in fig homotomids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) reveal codiversification of both primary and secondary endosymbionts', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol 92, no 12 .
  • Ryalls, J., Moore, B., Riegler, M. and Johnson, S. (2016), 'Above-belowground herbivore interactions in mixed plant communities are influenced by altered precipitation patterns', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 7 .
  • Schuler, H., Kern, P., Arthofer, W., Vogt, H., Fischer, M., Stauffer, C. and Riegler, M. (2016), 'Wolbachia in parasitoids attacking native European and introduced eastern cherry fruit flies in Europe', Environmental Entomology, vol 45, no 6 , pp 1424 - 1431.
  • Mathenge, C., Riegler, M., Beattie, A., Spooner-Hart, R. and Holford, P. (2015), 'Genetic variation amongst biotypes of Dactylopius tomentosus', Insect Science, .
  • Gherlenda, A., Haigh, A., Moore, B., Johnson, S. and Riegler, M. (2015), 'Responses of leaf beetle larvae to elevated [CO2] and temperature depend on Eucalyptus species', Oecologia, vol 177, no 2 , pp 607 - 617.
  • Ryalls, J., Moore, B., Riegler, M., Gherlenda, A. and Johnson, S. (2015), 'Amino acid-mediated impacts of elevated carbon dioxide and simulated root herbivory on aphids are neutralized by increased air temperatures', Journal of Experimental Botany, vol 66, no 2 , pp 613 - 623.
  • Sutton, T., Reuter, C., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2015), 'Characterisation of microsatellite markers for fig-pollinating wasps in the Pleistodontes imperialis species complex', Australian Journal of Zoology, vol 63, no 2 , pp 122 - 126.
  • Nguyen, D., Spooner-Hart, R. and Riegler, M. (2015), 'Polyploidy versus endosymbionts in obligately thelytokous thrips', BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol 15, no 1 .
  • Kern, P., Cook, J., Kageyama, D. and Riegler, M. (2015), 'Double trouble : combined action of meiotic drive and Wolbachia feminization in Eurema butterflies', Biology Letters, vol 11, no 5 .
  • Hall, A., Gherlenda, A., Hasegawa, S., Johnson, S., Cook, J. and Riegler, M. (2015), 'Anatomy of an outbreak : the biology and population dynamics of a Cardiaspina psyllid species in an endangered woodland ecosystem', Agricultural and Forest Entomology, vol 17, no 3 , pp 292 - 301.
  • Rohrscheib, C., Bondy, E., Josh, P., Riegler, M., Eyles, D., Swinderen, B., Weible, M. and Brownlie, J. (2015), 'Wolbachia influences the production of octopamine and affects Drosophila male aggression', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol 81, no 14 , pp 4573 - 4580.
  • Morrow, J., Frommer, M., Royer, J., Shearman, D. and Riegler, M. (2015), 'Wolbachia pseudogenes and low prevalence infections in tropical but not temperate Australian tephritid fruit flies : manifestations of lateral gene transfer and endosymbiont spillover?', BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol 15, no 1 .
  • Fromont, C., Riegler, M. and Cook, J. (2015), 'Characterisation of 14 microsatellite markers for the Australian fig psylloid, Mycopsylla fici', Australian Journal of Zoology, vol 63, no 4 , pp 233 - 235.
  • King, J., Riegler, M., Thomas, R. and Spooner-Hart, R. (2015), 'Phylogenetic placement of Australian carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae)', Austral Entomology, vol 54, no 4 , pp 366 - 375.
  • Morrow, J., Frommer, M., Shearman, D. and Riegler, M. (2015), 'The microbiome of field-caught and laboratory-adapted Australian tephritid fruit fly species with different host plant use and specialisation', Microbial Ecology, vol 70, no 2 , pp 498 - 508.
  • Langford, E., Nielsen, U., Johnson, S. and Riegler, M. (2014), 'Susceptibility of Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae), to entomopathogenic nematodes', Biological Control, vol 69 , pp 34 - 39.
  • Raphael, K., Shearman, D., Gilchrist, A., Sved, J., Morrow, J., Sherwin, W., Riegler, M. and Frommer, M. (2014), 'Australian endemic pest tephritids : genetic, molecular and microbial tools for improved Sterile Insect Technique', BMC Genetics, vol 15, no Supl. 2 .
  • Morrow, J., Riegler, M., Gilchrist, A., Shearman, D. and Frommer, M. (2014), 'Comprehensive transcriptome analysis of early male and female Bactrocera jarvisi embryos', BMC Genetics, vol 15, no Suppl. 2 .
  • Morrow, J., Frommer, M., Shearman, D. and Riegler, M. (2014), 'Tropical tephritid fruit fly community with high incidence of shared Wolbachia strains as platform for horizontal transmission of endosymbionts', Environmental Microbiology, vol 16, no 12 , pp 3622 - 3637.
  • Steinbauer, M., Burns, A., Hall, A., Riegler, M. and Taylor, G. (2014), 'Nutritional enhancement of leaves by a psyllid through senescence-like processes : insect manipulation or plant defence?', Oecologia, vol 176, no 4 , pp 1061 - 1074.
  • Morrow, J., Riegler, M., Frommer, M. and Shearman, D. (2014), 'Expression patterns of sex-determination genes in single male and female embryos of two Bactrocera fruit fly species during early development', Insect Molecular Biology, vol 23, no 6 , pp 754 - 767.
  • Murray, T., Tissue, D., Ellsworth, D. and Riegler, M. (2013), 'Interactive effects of pre-industrial, current and future [CO2] and temperature on an insect herbivore of Eucalyptus', Oecologia, vol 171, no 4 , pp 1025 - 1035.
  • Murray, T., Ellsworth, D., Tissue, D. and Riegler, M. (2013), 'Interactive direct and plant-mediated effects of elevated atmospheric [CO2] and temperature on a eucalypt-feeding insect herbivore', Global Change Biology, vol 19, no 5 , pp 1407 - 1416.
  • Schuler, H., Bertheau, C., Egan, S., Feder, J., Riegler, M., Schlick-Steiner, B., Steiner, F., Johannesen, J., Kern, P., Tuba, K., Lakatos, F., Koppler, K., Arthofer, W. and Stauffer, C. (2013), 'Evidence for a recent horizontal transmission and spatial spread of Wolbachia from endemic Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera: Tephritidae) to invasive Rhagoletis cingulata in Europe', Molecular Ecology, vol 22, no 15 , pp 4101 - 4111.
  • Frew, A., Nielsen, U., Riegler, M. and Johnson, S. (2013), 'Do eucalypt plantation management practices create understory reservoirs of scarab beetle pests in the soil?', Forest Ecology and Management, vol 306 , pp 275 - 280.
  • Ryalls, J., Riegler, M., Moore, B., Lopaticki, G. and Johnson, S. (2013), 'Effects of elevated temperature and CO2 on aboveground-belowground systems : a case study with plants, their mutualistic bacteria and root/shoot herbivores', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 4, no NOV .
  • Ryalls, J., Riegler, M., Moore, B. and Johnson, S. (2013), 'Biology and trophic interactions of lucerne aphids', Agricultural and Forest Entomology, vol 15, no 4 , pp 335 - 350.
  • Woolfit, M., Iturbe-Ormaetxe, I., Brownlie, J., Walker, T., Riegler, M., Seleznev, A., Popovici, J., Rances, E., Wee, B., Pavlides, J., Sullivan, M., Beatson, S., Lane, A., Sidhu, M., McMeniman, C., McGraw, E. and O'Neill, S. (2013), 'Genomic evolution of the pathogenic Wolbachia strain, wMelPop', Genome Biology and Evolution, vol 5, no 11 , pp 2189 - 2204.
  • Johnson, S. and Riegler, M. (2013), 'Root damage by insects reverses the effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on eucalypt seedlings', PLoS One, vol 8, no 11 .
  • Schneider, D., Riegler, M., Arthofer, W., Mercot, H., Stauffer, C. and Miller, W. (2013), 'Uncovering Wolbachia diversity upon artificial host transfer', PLoS One, vol 8, no 12 .
  • Riegler, M., Iturbe-Ormaetxe, I., Woolfit, M., Miller, W. and Oneill, S. (2012), 'Tandem repeat markers as novel diagnostic tools for high resolution fingerprinting of Wolbachia', BMC Microbiology, vol 12, no SUPPL. 1 .
  • Arthofer, W., Riegler, M., Schuler, H., Schneider, D., Moder, K., Miller, W. and Stauffer, C. (2011), 'Allele intersection analysis : a novel tool for multi locus sequence assignment in multiply infected hosts', PLoS One, vol 6, no 7 .
  • Schuler, H., Arthofer, W., Riegler, M., Bertheau, C., Krumbock, S., Koppler, K., Vogt, H., Teixeira, L. and Stauffer, C. (2011), 'Multiple Wolbachia infections in Rhagoletis pomonella', Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, vol 139, no 2 , pp 138 - 144.
  • Artholfer, W., Avtzis, D., Riegler, M. and Stauffer, C. (2010), 'Mitochondrial phylogenies in the light of pseudogenes and Wolbachia : re-assessment of a bark beetle dataset', ZooKeys, vol 56, no Special Issue , pp 269 - 280.
  • Brownlie, J., Cass, B., Riegler, M., Witsenburg, J., Iturbe-Ormaetxe, I., Mcgraw, E. and O'Neill, S. (2009), 'Evidence for metabolic provisioning by a common invertebrate endosymbiont, Wolbachia pipientis, during periods of nutritional stress', Public Library of Science Pathogens, vol 5, no 4 , pp 1553 - 7366.
  • Arthofer, W., Riegler, M., Avtzis, D. and Stauffer, C. (2009), 'Evidence for low-titre infections in insect symbiosis : Wolbachia in the bark beetle Pityogenes chalcographus (Coleoptera, Scolytinae)', Environmental Microbiology, vol 11, no 8 , pp 1923 - 1933.
  • Moreira, L., Iturbe-Ormaetxe, I., Jeffery, J., Lu, G., Pyke, A., Hedges, L., Rocha, B., Hall-Mendelin, S., Day, A., Riegler, M., Hugo, L., Johnson, K., Kay, B., McGraw, E., van den Hurk, A., Ryan, P. and O'Neill, S. (2009), 'A Wolbachia symbiont in Aedes aegypti limits infection with dengue, Chikungunya, and Plasmodium', Cell, vol 139, no 7 , pp 1268 - 1278.
  • Arthofer, W., Riegler, M., Schneider, D., Krammer, M., Miller, W. and Stauffer, C. (2009), 'Hidden Wolbachia diversity in field populations of the European cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera, Tephritidae)', Molecular Ecology, vol 18, no 18 , pp 3816 - 3830.
  • Beninati, T., Riegler, M., Vilcins, I., Sacchi, L., Mcfadyen, R., Krockenberger, M., Bandi, M., O'Neill, S. and Lo, N. (2009), 'Absence of the symbiont Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii in the mitochondria of the tick Ixodes holocyclus', FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol 299, no 2 , pp 241 - 247.
  • Almany, G., De Arruda, M., Arthofer, W., Atallah, Z., Beissnger, S., Berumen, M., Bogdanowicz, S., Bruford, M., Burdine, C., Busch, J., Campbell, N., Carey, D., Carstens, B., Chu, K., Cubeta, M., Cuda, J., Cui, Z., Datnoff, L., Davila, J., DAvis, E., Davis, R., Diekmann, O., Eizirik, E., Fargallo, J., Fernandes, F., Fukuda, H., Gale, L., Gallagher, E., Gao, Y., Girard, P., Godhe, A., GonCalves, E., Gouveia, L., Grajczyk, A., Grose, M., Gu, Z., Hallden, C., Harnstrom, K., Hemmingsen, A., Holmes, G., Huang, C., Huang, C., Hudman, S., Jones, G., Kanetis, L., Karunasagar, I., Keyghobadi, N., Klosterman, S., Klug, P., Koch, J., Koopman, M., Koppler, K., Koshimizu, E., Krumbock, S., Kubisiak, T., Landis, J., Lasta, M., Lee, C., Li, Q., Li, S., Lin, R., Liu, M., Liu, W., Liu, Y., Loiseau, A., Luan, W., Maruthachalam, K., McCormick, H., Mellick, R., Monnahan, P., Morielle-Versute, E., Murray, T., Narum, S., Neufeld, K., De Nova, P., Ojiambo, P., Okamoto, N., Othman, A., Overholt, W., Pardini, R., Paterson, I., Patty, O., Paxton, R., Planes, S., Porter, C., Pratchett, M., Puttker, T., Rasic, G., Rasool, B., Rey, O., Riehl, C., Riegler, M., Roberts, J., Roberts, P., Rochel, E., Roe, K., Rossetto, M., Ruzzante, D., Sakamoto, T., Saravanan, V., Sarturi, C., Schmidt, A., Schneider, M., Schuler, H., Serb, J., Serrao, E., Shi, Y., Silva, A., Sin, Y., Sommer, S., Stauffer, C., Strussmann, C., Subbarao, K., Syms, C., Tan, F., Tejedor, E., Thorrold, S., Trigiano, R., Trucco, M., Tsuchiya-Jerep, M., Vergara, P., Van De Vliet, M., Wadl, P., Wang, A., Wang, H., Wang, R., Wang, X., Wang, Y., Weeks, A., Wei, F., Werner, W., Wiley, E., Williams, D., Wilkins, R., Wisely, S., With, K., Wu, D., Yao, C., Yau, C., Yeap, B., Zhai, B., Zhan, X., Zhang, G., Zhang, S., Zhao, R. and Zhu, L. (2009), 'Permanent genetic resources added to molecular ecology resources database 1 May 2009-31 July 2009', Molecular Ecology Resources, vol 9, no 6 , pp 1460 - 1466.
  • Yamada, R., Floate, K., Riegler, M. and O'Neill, S. (2007), 'Male development time influences the strength of Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility expression in Drosophila melanogaster', Genetics, vol 177, no 2 , pp 801 - 808.
  • Yamada, R., Floate, K., Riegler, M. and O'Neill, S. (2007), 'Male development time influences the strength of Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility expression in Drosophila melanogaster', Genetics, vol 177, no 2 , pp 801 - 808.
  • Riegler, M. and O'Neill, S. (2007), 'Evolutionary dynamics of insect symbiont associations', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol 22, no 12 , pp 625 - 627.
  • Miller, W. and Riegler, M. (2006), 'Evolutionary Dynamics of wAu-like Wolbachia variants in neotropical Drosophila spp', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol 72, no 1 , pp 826 - 835.
  • Miller, W. and Riegler, M. (2006), 'Evolutionary Dynamics of wAu-like Wolbachia variants in neotropical Drosophila spp', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol 72, no 1 , pp 826 - 835.
  • Iturbe-Ormaetxe, I., Burke, G., Riegler, M. and O'Neill, S. (2005), 'Distribution, expression, and motif variability of ankyrin domain genes in Wolbachia pipientis', Journal of Bacteriology, vol 187, no 15 , pp 5136 - 5145.
  • Iturbe-Ormaetxe, I., Burke, G., Riegler, M. and O'Neill, S. (2005), 'Distribution, expression, and motif variability of ankyrin domain genes in Wolbachia pipientis', Journal of Bacteriology, vol 187, no 15 , pp 5136 - 5145.
  • Riegler, M., Sidhu, M., Miller, W. and O'Neill, S. (2005), 'Evidence for a global Wolbachia replacement in Drosophila melanogaster', Current Biology, vol 15 , pp 1426 - 1433.
  • Iturbe-Ormaetxe, I., Riegler, M. and O'Neill, S. (2005), 'New names for old strains? : Wolbachia wSim is actually wRi', Genome Biology, vol 6, no 7 .
  • Riegler, M., Charlat, S., Stauffer, C. and Mercot, H. (2004), 'Wolbachia transfer from Rhagoletis cerasi to Drosophila simulans: investigating the outcomes of host-symbiont coevolution', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol 70, no 1 , pp 273 - 279.
  • Wu, M., Sun, L., Vamathevan, J., Riegler, M., Deboy, R., Brownlie, J., Mcgraw, E. and et al, .. (2004), 'Phylogenomics of the reproductive parasite Wolbachia pipientis wMel: a streamlined genome overrun by mobile genetic elements', Public Library of Science Biology, vol 2 , pp 327 - 341.
  • Wu, M., Sun, L., Vamathevan, J., Riegler, M., Deboy, R., Brownlie, J., Mcgraw, E. and et al, .. (2004), 'Phylogenomics of the reproductive parasite Wolbachia pipientis wMel: a streamlined genome overrun by mobile genetic elements', Public Library of Science Biology, vol 2 , pp 327 - 341.
  • Zabalou, S., Riegler, M., Theodorakopoulou, M., Stauffer, C., Savakis, C. and Bourtzis, K. (2004), 'Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility as a means for insect pest population control', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 101, no 42 , pp 15042 - 15045.
  • Zabalou, S., Riegler, M., Theodorakopoulou, M., Stauffer, C., Savakis, C. and Bourtzis, K. (2004), 'Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility as a means for insect pest population control', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 101, no 42 , pp 15042 - 15045.
  • Charlat, S., Riegler, M., Baures, I., Poinsot, D., Stauffer, C. and Mercot, H. (2004), 'Incipient evolution of Wolbachia compatibility types', Evolution, vol 58, no 9 , pp 1901 - 1908.
  • Charlat, S., Riegler, M., Baures, I., Poinsot, D., Stauffer, C. and Mercot, H. (2004), 'Incipient evolution of Wolbachia compatibility types', Evolution, vol 58, no 9 , pp 1901 - 1908.
  • Sun, L., Riegler, M. and O'Neill, S. (2003), 'Development of a physical and genetic map of the virulent Wolbachia strain wMelPop', Journal of Bacteriology, vol 185, no 24 , pp 7077 - 7084.
  • Sun, L., Riegler, M. and O'Neill, S. (2003), 'Development of a physical and genetic map of the virulent Wolbachia strain wMelPop', Journal of Bacteriology, vol 185, no 24 , pp 7077 - 7084.
  • Konrad, H., Kirisits, T., Riegler, M., Halmschlager, E. and Stauffer, C. (2002), 'Genetic evidence for natural hybridization between the Dutch elm disease pathogens Ophiostoma novo-ulmi ssp. novo-ulmi and ssp. americana', Plant Pathology, vol 51 , pp 78 - 84.
  • Konrad, H., Kirisits, T., Riegler, M., Halmschlager, E. and Stauffer, C. (2002), 'Genetic evidence for natural hybridization between the Dutch elm disease pathogens Ophiostoma novo-ulmi ssp. novo-ulmi and ssp. americana', Plant Pathology, vol 51 , pp 78 - 84.
  • Kohlmayr, B., Riegler, M., Wegensteiner, R. and Stauffer, C. (2002), 'Morphological and genetic identification of the three pine pests of the genus Tomicus (Coleoptera, Scolytidae) in Europe', Agricultural and Forest Entomlogy, vol 4 , pp 151 - 157.
  • Kohlmayr, B., Riegler, M., Wegensteiner, R. and Stauffer, C. (2002), 'Morphological and genetic identification of the three pine pests of the genus Tomicus (Coleoptera, Scolytidae) in Europe', Agricultural and Forest Entomlogy, vol 4 , pp 151 - 157.
  • Riegler, M. and Stauffer, C. (2002), 'Wolbachia infections and superinfections in cytoplasmic incompatible populations of the European cherry fruit fly Rhagoletis cerasi (Diptera, Tephritidae)', Molecular Ecology, vol 11 , pp 2425 - 2434.

Conference Papers

  • Arthofer, W., Avtzis, D., Riegler, M., Miller, W. and Stauffer, C. (2007), 'Pitfalls in applying mitochondrial markers onto the scolytid species Pityogenes chalcographus', The third workshop on genetics of barkbeetles and associated microorganisms. Proc. RMRS-P-45., Fort Collins, USA.
  • Arthofer, W., Avtzis, D., Riegler, M., Miller, W. and Stauffer, C. (2007), 'Pitfalls in applying mitochondrial markers onto the scolytid species Pityogenes chalcographus', The third workshop on genetics of barkbeetles and associated microorganisms. Proc. RMRS-P-45., Fort Collins, USA.

Current Projects

Title: Population genomics of the only eusocial beetle, Austroplatypus incompertus, in the mesic forests of eastern Australia: do geographic populations constitute cryptic species? [PhD Scholarship for James Bickerstaff]
Funder:
  • The Linnean Society of New South Wales
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2020-05-11 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00026549
Title: Healthy bee populations for sustainable pollination in horticulture
Funder:
  • Bayer Australia Limited
  • Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: James Cook, Markus Riegler, Robert Spooner-Hart, Sally Power, Paul Rymer, Ian Anderson, Brajesh Singh and Catriona Macdonald
Years: 2016-06-27 - 2022-08-30
ID: P00023560
Title: Boosting diagnostics for plant production industries: using Xanthamonas as a model organism for increasing bacterial diagnostic capacity [Via DPI]
Funder:
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2020-10-16 - 2023-06-30
ID: P00026745
Title: Managing Flies for Crop Pollinators [via Western Australian Agricultural Authority]
Funder:
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (ACRG)
Western Researchers: James Cook, Markus Riegler, Nisha Rakhesh and Jon Finch
Years: 2019-05-06 - 2023-09-15
ID: P00026035
Title: A national biocontrol program to manage pest fruit flies in Australia [Via Agriculture Victoria]
Funder:
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2021-01-01 - 2022-06-01
ID: P00026789
Title: Student Travel Grant Application James Bickerstaff
Funder:
  • Australian Biological Resources Study (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2019-06-01 - 2022-09-23
ID: P00025867
Title: Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity Innovation [via Macquarie Uni]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler, James Cook and Alexie Papanicolaou
Years: 2016-06-27 - 2022-06-26
ID: P00022804
Title: Stingless Bees as Effective Managed Pollinators for Australian Horticulture
Funder:
  • Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (ACRG)
  • Olam Orchards Australia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: James Cook, Robert Spooner-Hart, Markus Riegler, Ian Anderson, Brajesh Singh, David Tissue and Sally Power
Years: 2017-10-02 - 2022-08-30
ID: P00024544
Title: Port Augusta QFly SIT factory pilot operation
Funder:
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler, James Cook and Ian Anderson
Years: 2019-04-01 - 2023-06-01
ID: P00025880
Title: APRintern: Understanding the role of genetic diversity of native sup-sucking insects as vectors of exotic Xylella in grapevines, olives and citrus [Alihan Katlav]
Funder:
  • Agriculture Victoria Research (AVR) - Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2021-03-31 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00027032

Previous Projects

Title: Larval diets for high-productivity mass-rearing of Queensland fruit fly for SIT [via Macquarie Uni - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Horticulture Australia Limited (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2014-06-30 - 2017-06-29
ID: P00022370
Title: Probiotic diets to increase Queensland fruit fly male performance as part of the sterile insect technique [via NSWDPI]
Funder:
  • PB CRC Ltd
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2014-09-15 - 2018-08-31
ID: P00022336
Title: Psyllid-induced dieback of Grey Box (Eucalyptus moluccana) on the Cumberland Plain
Funder:
  • NSW Environmental Trust (non ACRG)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler, James Cook, Ben Moore and Paul Rymer
Years: 2013-06-26 - 2017-01-31
ID: P00021691
Title: Fungal farmers in Australian trees: systematics of ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae, Platypodinae) and the diversity of their associated microorganisms
Funder:
  • Australian Biological Resources Study (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2014-01-01 - 2017-12-31
ID: P00021275
Title: Shopping for tenants: does co-evolutionary addiction and symbiont meltdown leave jumping plant lice in need of new microbial partners?
Funder:
  • Hermon Slade Foundation
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler and James Cook
Years: 2012-07-01 - 2016-02-29
ID: P00020859
Title: Genotypic and chemotypic diversity of Eucalyptus moluccana and its role in psyllid caused dieback
Funder:
  • Bjarne K Dahl Trust
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler, Ben Moore and Paul Rymer
Years: 2013-01-02 - 2015-04-30
ID: P00021187
Title: Wolbachia and other endosymbionts in Australian tephritid fruit fly
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury Foundation Limited
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2019-01-01 - 2021-05-31
ID: P00025496
Title: Impacts of Foliar N on the Biological Control of Black Scale (saissetia Oleae (Olivier)) in Olive Groves in Southern Australia
Funder:
  • Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Western Researchers: Paul Holford, Andrew Beattie, Robert Spooner-Hart and Markus Riegler
Years: 2015-03-02 - 2018-03-01
ID: P00022969
Title: Modifying Mosquito Population Age Structure to Eliminate Dengue Transmission [via UQ]
Funder:
  • Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31
ID: P00016688
Title: Insect herbivore and plant responses in eucalypt forests under climate change at physiological, species and community scales
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler and David Ellsworth
Years: 2010-06-26 - 2013-06-25
ID: P00016811
Title: The Hawkesbury Forest Experiment: providing the missing information for decision support systems to manage forests under rising CO2 and global warming
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Department of Industry NSW
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • University of Sydney
  • Macquarie University
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (ACRG)
  • Australian National University (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: David Ellsworth, Ian Anderson, John Cairney, Markus Riegler, David Tissue and Tony Haigh
Years: 2010-06-15 - 2011-12-31
ID: P00017561
Title: Assessing the distribution and population dynamics of the lace lerp infestation in the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodlands in Western Sydney
Funder:
  • Blacktown City Council
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2012-01-17 - 2013-02-28
ID: P00020487
Title: Don't buy a 'pig in a poke': Molecular characterisation of Australian pinhole borers and bark beetles and their associated microorganisms.
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2011-11-09 - 2012-11-08
ID: P00020492
Title: Exploring microbial symbionts of thrips and their potential use for a novel biological control strategy
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2009-12-04 - 2011-06-03
ID: P00017733
Title: High-throughput sample preparation robotics to enable emerging large-scale plant genomics, metabolomics and proteomics research [via ANU - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: David Tissue, David Ellsworth, Ben Moore, Markus Riegler and Paul Rymer
Years: 2013-05-01 - 2014-04-30
ID: P00020980
Title: Diversity and co-evolution of Australian ambrosia beetles and their symbiotic fungi
Funder:
  • Ecological Society of Australia
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2018-07-01 - 2021-07-31
ID: P00024967
Title: Phylogeny of Australian Saprinus spp. Erichson (Coleoptera: Histeridae) - contrasting ecological, morphological and molecular data
Funder:
  • Australian Biological Resources Study (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler and Robert Spooner-Hart
Years: 2011-08-28 - 2011-09-01
ID: P00020257
Title: Grazing in the dark - how will climate change affect root-feeder impacts on aboveground insects?
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Scott Johnson and Markus Riegler
Years: 2012-03-02 - 2013-03-01
ID: P00020558
Title: A Phytotron for Multitrophic Interaction Research on Plant Production Systems
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler, Oula Ghannoum and Bill Bellotti
Years: 2009-09-22 - 2010-09-21
ID: P00017336
Title: Sex, symbiosis and "she-males": Probing the bizarre reproductive manipulations imposed by bacterial endosymbionts upon Australian butterflies [via Macquarie Uni]
Funder:
  • The Australia and Pacific Science Foundation
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler
Years: 2010-10-19 - 2013-06-30
ID: P00019514
Title: Genetic analyser for rapid profiling of biological samples
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Brajesh Singh, Ian Anderson, John Cairney and Markus Riegler
Years: 2010-11-17 - 2011-11-16
ID: P00019354
Title: Testing the potential of Incompatible Insect Technique (IIT) for a haplodiploid insect species, Kelly's Citrus Thrips, a significant citrus pest originating from Australia and invasive in New Zealand
Funder:
  • The Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Markus Riegler and James Cook
Years: 2016-07-01 - 2019-12-31
ID: P00023301
Title: Phylogenetic relationship of Australian Silphidae species with comparison to non-endemic species
Funder:
  • Australian Biological Resources Study (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Robert Spooner-Hart, Markus Riegler and Richard Thomas
Years: 2012-11-25 - 2012-11-28
ID: P00020962

Supervision

Associate Professor Riegler is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Microbial Defences Associated with the Australian Stingless Bee, Trigona Carbonaria (Hymenoptera, Meliponini)
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Ecology and Evolution of Fig-Pollinator-Parasite Interactions
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Effects of Elevated Atmospheric (CO2) on Insect Herbivory and its Regulation in a Eucalyptus Tereticornis Woodland
Field of Research:

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