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Wotton KR, Gao B, Menz MHM, Morris RKA, Ball SG, Lim KS, Reynolds DR, Hu G, Chapman JW. (2019) Mass seasonal migrations of hoverflies provide extensive pollination and crop protection services. Current Biology, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2019.05.036. (Link)

Featured in: Science, Science DailyThe New York TimesThe ScientistPhys.orgDiscover Magazine

Becciu P, Menz MHM, Aurbach A, Cabrera-Cruz S, Wainwright C, Scacco M, Ciach M, Pettersson LB, Maggini I, Arroyo GM, Buler JJ, Reynolds D and Sapir N. (2019) Environmental effects on flying migrants revealed by radar. Ecography 42, 942-955. (Link)

Hüppop O, Ciach M, Diehl R, Reynolds DR, Stepanian PM and Menz MHM. (2019) Perspectives and challenges for the use of radar in biological conservation. Ecography 42, 912-930. (Link)

van Klink R, Menz MHM, Baur H, Dosch O, Kühne I, Lischer L, Luka H, *Meyer S, Szikora T, Unternährer D, Arlettaz R and Humbert J-Y. (2019) Larval and phenological traits predict insect community response to mowing regime manipulations. Ecological Applications 29, e01900. (Link)

Menz MHM, Brown BV, Wotton KR. (2019).Quantification of migrant hoverfly movements (Diptera: Syrphidae) on the West Coast of North America. Royal Society Open Science 6, 190153. doi:10.1098/rsos.190153. (Link)

Mirkovic D, Stepanian PM, Wainwright CE, Reynolds DR and Menz MHM. (2019) Characterizing animal anatomy and internal composition for electromagnetic modeling in radar entomology. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 5, 169-179. (Link)

Nilsson C, Dokter A, Verlinden L, Shamoun-Baranes J, Schmid B, Desmet P, Bauer S, Chapman JW, Alves JA, Stepanian PM, Sapir N, Wainwright CE, Boos M, Górska A, Menz MHM, Rodrigues P, Leijnse H, Zehtindjiev P, Brabant R, Haase G, Weisshaupt N, Ciach M and Liechti F. (2019) Revealing patterns of nocturnal migration using the European weather radar network. Ecography 42, 876-886. (Link)


Dällenbach LJ, Glauser A, Lim KS, Chapman JW, and Menz MHM. (2018) Higher flight activity in the offspring of migrants compared to residents in a migratory insect. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285, 20172829 (Link)

Luder, K., Knop, E. & Menz, M.H.M. Contrasting responses in community structure and phenology of migratory and non‐migratory pollinators to urbanization. Diversity and Distributions 24, 919-927. (Link)

Knop, E., Gerpe, C., Ryser, R., Hofmann, F., Menz, M.H.M., Trösch, S., Ursenbacher, S., Zoller, L. & Fontaine, C. Rush hours in flower visitors over a day–night cycle. Insect Conservation and Diversity 11, 267-275 (Link)


Bauer, S., Chapman, J., Reynolds, D.R., Alves, J.A., Dokter, A., Menz, M.H.M., Sapir, N., Ciach, M., Pettersson, L.N., Kelly, J.F., Leijnse, H. & Shamoun-Baranes, J. From agricultural benefits to aviation safety – realizing the potential of continent-wide radar networks. BioScience 67, 912-918 (Link)

Odermatt, J., Frommen, J.G. & Menz, M.H.M. (2017) Consistent behavioural differences between migratory and resident hoverflies. Animal Behaviour 127, 187-195 (Link)

Meyer, S., Unternährer, D., Arlettaz, R., Humbert, J-Y. & Menz, M.H.M. (2017) Promoting diverse communities of wild bees and hoverflies requires a landscape approach to managing meadows. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 239, 376-384 (Link)

Miller, B.P, Sinclair, E.A., Menz, M.H.M., Elliott, C.P., Bunn, E., Commander, L.E., Dalziell, E., David, E., Davis, B., Erickson, T.E., Golos, P., Krauss, S.L., Lewandrowski, L., Mayence, C.E., Merino-Martín, L., Merritt, D.J., Nevill, P., Phillips, R.D., Ritchie, A.L., Ruoss, S. & Stevens, J.C. A framework for the practical science necessary to restore sustainable, resilient and biodiverse ecosystems. Restoration Ecology, (Link)


David, E., Dixon, K.W. & Menz, M.H.M. (2016) Cooperative Extension: A Model Of Science–Practice Integration for Ecosystem Restoration. Trends in Plant Science 21. 410–417 (Link)

Thoma, M. & Althaus, S. (2016) Inner-alpine occurrence of migrating shore birds: diversity, frequency and phenology of waders on the Col de Bretolet. Ornithologische Beobachter 113, 31-52 (Link)

Weinstein, A.M., Davis, B.J., Menz, M.H.M., Dixon, K.W. & Phillips, R.D. (2016) The behaviour of sexually deceived ichneumonid wasps and its implications for pollination in Cryptostylis (Orchidaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, in press (Link)


Menz, M.H.M., Brown, G.R., Dixon, K.W. & Phillips, R.D. (2015) Absence of nectar resource partitioning in a community of parasitoid wasps. Journal of Insect Conservation 19, 703–711 (Link)

Menz, M.H.M., Phillips, R.D., Anthony, J.M., Bohman, B., Dixon, K.W. & Peakall, R. (2015) Ecological and genetic evidence for cryptic ecotypes in a rare sexually deceptive orchid, Drakaea elastica. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 177, 124-140 (Link)

Phillips, R.D., Peakall, R., Retter, B.A., Montgomery, K., Menz, M.H.M., Davis, B.J., Hayes, C., Brown, G.R., Swarts, N.D. & Dixon, K.W. (2015) Pollinator rarity as a threat to a plant with a specialized pollination system. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179, 511-525 (Link)

Thoma, M. & Althaus, S. (2015) Beobachtungen von Libellen (Odonata) auf dem Col de Bretolet (VS) [Observations of dragonflies (Odonata) on the Col de Bretolet (VS)]. Entomo Helvetica 8, 97-109 (Link)

Tomlinson, S. & Menz, M.H.M. (2015) Does metabolic rate and evaporative water loss reflect differences in migratory strategy in sexually dimorphic hoverflies? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 190, 61-67 (Link)


Thoma, M. & Menz, M.H.M. (2014) The Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana wintering in West Africa, and its status as a passage migrant in Mauritania. Malimbus 36, 13-31 (Link)

Bohmann, B., Phillips, R.D., Menz, M.H.M., Berntsson, B.W., Flemetti, G.R., Barrow, R.A., Dixon, K.W. & Peakall, R. (2014) Discovery of pyrazines as pollinator sex pheromones and orchid semiochemicals: implications for the evolution of sexual deception. New Phytologist 203, 939-952. (Link)

Commentary by Ayasse & Dötterl, New. Phyt. 203, 710-712

Phillips, R.D., Steinmeyer, F., Menz, M.H.M., Erickson, T.E. & Dixon, K.W. (2014) Changes in the composition and behaviour of a pollinator guild with plant population size and the consequences for plant fecundity. Functional Ecology 28, 846-856 (Link)


Menz, M.H.M., Dixon, K.W. & Hobbs, R.J. (2013) Hurdles and opportunities for landscape-scale restoration. Science 339, 526–527 (Link)

Menz, M.H.M., Phillips, R.D., Dixon, K.W., Peakall, R. & Didham, R.K. (2013) Mate-searching behaviour of common and rare wasps and the implications for pollen movement of the sexually deceptive orchids they pollinate. PLoS ONE, 8(3): e59111. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059111 (Link)


Menz, M.H.M. & Arlettaz, R. (2012) The precipitous decline of the ortolan bunting: time to build on scientific evidence to inform conservation management. Oryx 46, 122–129 (Link)


Menz, M.H.M., Phillips, R.D., Winfree, R., Kremen, C., Aizen, M.A., Johnson, S.D. & Dixon, K.W. (2011) Reconnecting plants and pollinators: challenges in the restoration of pollination mutualisms. Trends in Plant Science 16, 4–12 (cover article) (Link)

Faculty of 1000 Review


Menz, M.H.M., Brotons, L. & Arlettaz, R. (2009) Habitat selection by Ortolan Buntings Emberiza hortulana in post-fire succession in Catalonia: implications for the conservation of farmland populations. Ibis 151, 752–761 (Link)

Menz, M.H.M., Mosimann-Kampe, P. & Arlettaz, R. (2009) Foraging habitat selection in the last Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana population in Switzerland: final lessons before extinction. Ardea 97, 323–333 (Link)

Menz, M.H.M. (2009) New records of Hypolimnas bolina nerina (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Australian Entomologist 36, 49–50 (Link)

Reichlin, T.S., Schaub, M., Menz, M.H.M., Mermod, M., Portner, P., Arlettaz, R. & Jenni, L. (2009) Migration patterns of Hoopoe (Upupa epops) and Wryneck (Jynx torquilla): an analysis of European ring recoveries. Journal of Ornithology 150, 393–400 (Link)


Menz, M.H.M. & Barnett, B.C. (2007) Lechenaultia divaricata (Goodeniaceae) from the Great Victoria Desert, a new species record for Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 25, 255–257


Menz, M.H.M. & Cullen, P.P. (2006) Occurrence of the Barking Gecko Underwoodisaurus milii (Bory 1825) (Gekkonidae) in the Pilbara Region, Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 89, 89–90 (Link)

Popular Articles

Hobbs, R., Menz, M., Dixon, K. (2013) How can global restoration targets best be met? Decision Point 68, 4-5 (April 2013).

Menz, M. (2011) The importance of pollinators in ecological restoration: it’s about the birds and the bees. For People and Plants 75, 24-25 (Spring 2011)

In the media

Red Admiral migration project

Atlant Bieri wrote an article in the Swiss wildlife magazine Tierwelt on our research on butterfly migration (21 Sept 2016).

Dragonfly migration project

Our dragonfly project in Latvia on LSM.LV Latvian radio (in Latvian).

Specific publications

Phillips et al. (2015) Bot J Linn Soc

John R. Platt. Sexually Deceptive Orchid Seeks Specialty Pollinator. Scientific American Blogs (23 Sept 2015).

Menz et al. (2013) Science 339, 526-527

ScienceNetwork Western Australia online. Landscape-scale restoration needs to be thoroughly considered. (6 March 2013).

University of Western Australia, Press release. Ecologists propose 4-point plan for global land restoration. (1 Feb 2013).

Menz et al. (2011) Trends Plant Sci. 16, 4-12

ScienceNetwork Western Australia online. Why ‘pollinator’ should be the word on everyone’s lips. (21 March 2011).

ScienceNetwork Western Australia online. Pollinating the future. (14 March 2011).

ABC Country Hour, radio interview. Pollinator restoration. (16 February 2011).

University of Western Australia, Press release. Animal pollinators essential for mining site restoration. (8 Feb 2011).