Publications List

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Haas F (2015) The Biodiversity Commons and working with public sources in Kenya. Book chapter, Eds Evanson Kamau & Gerd Winter, University of Bremen.


Haas F (2013) Hauchdünn und transparent. Wie Insekten zum Erfolg fliegen. In E. Frey (Ed) Bodenlos. pp154-167. State Museum for Natural History Karlsruhe, Germany.


Ayuka T. Fombong, Fabian Haas, Paul N. Ndegwa and Lucy W. Irungu (2012) Life history of Oplostomus haroldi (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) under laboratory conditions and a description of its third instar larva. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 32(1): 56-63.

Egonyu James Peter, Sunday Ekesi, Jacques Kabaru, Lucy Irungu & Fabian Haas (2012) Morphology of pre adult stages of the coconut bug, Pseudotheraptus wayi Brown 1955. Journal of Insect Science.

Haas F, Justin Tan Chek Hwen and Hung Bun Tang (2012) New evidence on mechanics of wing unfolding in Dermaptera. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 70(2):95-105.

Haas, F (2012) Insetos do Brasil: Diversidade e Taxonomie. Chapter 23: Dermaptera. Ribeiro Preto. Holos, Editora 2012. ISBN978-85-86699-72-6


Haas F (2011) Earwigs or Dermaptera. In: M Picker and C Griffiths (Eds) Alien & Invasive Animals: A South African Perspective. 248pp. ISBN 9781770078239.

Faith J. Toroitich, Edward A. Ueckermann, Pieter D. Theron, Markus Knapp and Fabian Haas. (2011) THE GENUS BREVINYCHUS MEYER (ACARI: TETRANYCHIDAE) WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES FROM TANZANIA. International Journal of Acarology 37:149-155.


Matthew J.W. Cock; Joop C van Lenteren; Jacques Brodeur; Barbara Barratt; Franz Bigler; Karel Bolckmans; Fernando L Cônsoli; Fabian Haas; Peter G Mason; José R Parra (2010) Do new Access and Benefit Sharing procedures under the Convention on Biological Diversity threaten the future of Biological Control? Biocontrol 55:199-218 DOI 10.1007/s10526-009-9234-9

Philip M. Ngumbi, Josyline C. Kaburia, Christopher O. Anjilia & Fabian Haas (2010) Phlebotomus (Larroussius) orientalis (Diptera: Psychodidae) as a probable secondary vector of visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya. J Vector Borne Dis 47, March 2010, pp. 1-3.

Tworzydlo W, Bilinski SM, Kocarek P, Haas F (2010) Ovaries and germline cysts and their evolution in the Dermaptera (Insecta). Arthropod Structure and Development 39:360-368.


Matthew J.W. Cock, Joop C. van Lenteren, Jacques Brodeur, Barbara I.P.Barratt, Franz Bigler, Karel Bolckmans, Fernando L. Cônsoli, Fabian Haas, Peter G. Mason, José Roberto P. Parra (2009) The use and exchange of biological control agents for food and agriculture. Background Study Paper no. 47, 94pp. FAO Rome.

Munyi P, Haas F, Drews A, al-Janabi S (in print) Capacity development in a changing world: Three years of the ABS capacity development initiative for Africa – achievements and perspectives. In Kamau EC & Winter G (Eds) Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and the Law. Solutions for Access and Benefit Sharing.

Haas, F. (2009) Dermaptera (Ohrwürmer). In: Rabitsch W & Essl F (eds) Endemiten - Kostbarkeiten in Österreichs Pflanzen- und Tierwelt. Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria.

Dermaptera Chapter in the Insettos do Brasil. (To be published by INPA)


Statements on behalf of icipe at COP9 (in Bonn, Germany, 19-30 May 2008) and SBSTTA13 (in Rome, Italy, 18-22 February 2008) to the inintented but negative effects of CBD's Access and Benefit Sharing Regime on the work of Biological Control all over the world.

Haas F (2008) Classical Biological Control and Access and Benefit Sharing regimes. Oral Presentation. Tropentag 2008. 7-9 Oktober 2008, Stuttgart - Hohenheim, Germany. (

Haas F (2008) Collateral Damage Convention on Biological Diversity and Transfer of Specimens for Research. icipe Seminar, Nairobi, Kenya. 21 October 2008.

Haas F (2008) Invited presentation on Workshop: „Non-Commercial Research and an International Regime for Access and Benefit Sharing“ organised by Consortium for the Barcode of Life, 16-19 November 2008, Bonn, Germany (work shop document to download)

Submission of views“ on behalf of IOBC, IBMA and icipe on ABS, biological and genetic resources to the Meeting of the ‘Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Concepts, Terms, Working Definitions and Sectoral Approaches’ in Windhoek, Namibia, 2-5 December 2008. (p109 in

Bilinsk SM, Haas F and Tworzydlo W (2008) Ovary structure and oogenesis in Dermaptera – New evidence for relationship within an order. 23th ICE 2008, Durban, South Africa.

Gerlach J & Haas F (2008) Orthopteroidea of the Seychelles islands. Seychelles Fauna Monographs. Blackhuys Publishers, Leiden NL. ISBN 978-3-8236-1524-8


Haas F, Löhr B, Munyi P & Gordon I (2007) Access to biocontrol agents to combat Invasive Alien Species and the Access and Benefit Sharing regulations. UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/5/INF/5. 5th Meeting of the Working Group for Access and Benefit Sharing. Montreal, Canada, 8-12 October 2007.

Haas F & Löhr B (2007) Classical Biological Control, Invasive Alien Species and ABS. 2nd ABS Capacity Development Workshop for Africa. 03.-07. December 2007 at icipe in Nairobi, Kenya.

Haas F (2007) 11.6 Dermaptera: earwigs pp222-234 in: Martill DM, Bechly G, Loveridge RF (eds) The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil. Cambridge University Press.

Engel MS & Haas F (2007) Family-Group Names for Earwigs (Dermaptera). American Museum Novitates No. 3567. 20 pp.


Participation in COP8 of the CBD in Curitiba, Brasilien. Curitiba, Brazil 20 - 31 March 2006.

Maes PJM & Haas F (2006) Dermaptera de Nicaragua. Revista Nicaraguense de Entomologia 66 (Supplemento 2), 127pp.

Haas F (2006) Taxonomists and Users: two species that rarely meet. Website of the German GTI-NFP.

Haas F (2006) Taxonomen und Nutzer: zwei Spezies, die sich selten treffen. Website der deutschen GTI-Kontaktstelle.


Jarvis KJ, Haas F, Whiting M (2005) A phylogeny of earwigs (Insecta: Dermaptera) based on molecular and morphological evidence: reconsidering the classification of Dermaptera. Systematic Entomology, 30 (3): 442 - 453. (250KB PDF)

Wappler T, Engel MS, Haas F (2005) The earwigs (Dermaptera: Forficulidae) from the middle Eocene Eckfeld Maar, Germany. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 74: 227-250.

Haas F (2005) Earwigs-online: Vor- und Nachteile einer selbstentwickelten Internetdatenbank. Entomologische Beiträge 55(2):463-469.

Greuter W, Naumann CM, Steininger FF, Breyer R, Häuser CL, Haas F (2005) Naturwissenschaftliche Forschungssammlungen in Deutschland - Schatzkammern des Lebens und der Erde. Kleine Senckenbergreihe Nr. 47. 83 pp. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Haas F (2005, revised edition) Dermaptera. In Dathe, A (Hrsg, ehemals A. Kaestner): Lehrbuch der Speziellen Zoologie. Kapitel 12.

Haas F & Matzke D (2005) Schizoproreus vulcanus, a new species of earwig (Dermaptera: Chelisochidae) from Sulawesi and a checklist of Sulawesian Dermaptera. Entomologische Zeitschrift 115 (4): 172-176. (400KB PDF)

Haas F (2005) Biogeography of Eastern African Dermaptera. 7. Annual Meeting of the GfBS in Basel, Switzerland. (250 KB, PDF)

Haas F & Häuser CL (2005) Biogeography of Dermaptera in Eastern Africa - elevation and humidity as factors for diversity. DGaaE Meeting in Dresden, Tropentag in Hohenheim. (900 KB, PDF)

Haas F, Holstein J, Zahm A, Häuser CL & Kinuthia W (2005) Earwigs (Dermaptera: Insects) of Kenya - checklist and species new to Kenya. In: Huber BA, Sinclair BJ, Lampe KH (Eds) African Biodiversity: Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium of Tropical Biologiy, Museum Koenig, Bonn . pp 99-107.

Haas F, Häuser CL (2005) "Taxonomists: an endangered species": Poster on SBSTTA11 in Montreal, Canada, 28. November to 2. Dezember 2005. Publikation in CBD Technical Series 21: 87-89.

Haas F, Häuser CL (2005) "European GTI Toolkit": Poster on SBSTTA11 in Montreal, Canada, 28. November to 2. Dezember 2005. Publication in CBD Technical Series 21:122-124.

Haas F, Häuser CL (2005) "Implementing the GTI in Germany": Poster on SBSTTA10 in Bangkok, Thailand, 7 - 11. February 2005. Publication in CBD Technical Series 17:60-61.

Haas F & Häuser CL (2005) Die Globale Taxonomie Initiative in Deutschland. GfBS-News, 15:42- 44.


Haas F, Häuser CL & Kinuthia W (2004) Earwigs (Dermaptera: Insects) of Kenya — new species and check-list. Poster, 5th International Symposium on Tropical Biology. (600 KB, PDF)

Haas F & Gorb S (2004) Evolution of locomotory attachment pads in the Dermaptera (Insecta). Arthropod Structure & Development 33: 45-66 (High Quality Version 16 MB)

Haas F, Wranik W, Pohl H (2004): Dermaptera of the Socotra Archipelago, with the description of a new species. Fauna of Arabia Volume: 20:409-419. (400KB PDF)


Haas, F (2003) Ein weltweites Programm zur Förderung der Taxonomie - die Globale Taxonomie Initiative. ZooSyst, 14, 18-21.

Haas, F (2003) Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI). DGaaE Nachrichten, 17, 89-90.

Haas, F (2003) Taxonomic Case Studies for the GTI:

Häuser, CL & Haas, F (2003) The Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI): national and international perspectives. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft in Berlin. Poster und Vorträge in den Studiengruppen.

Haas, F & Häuser CL (2003) The Global Taxonomy Inititiative in Germany - Action against the taxonomic impediment. Vortrag auf der 6. Jahrestagung der GfBS 2003 in Dresden.

Haas, F (2003) Die Global Taxonomy Initiative GTI. Vortrag auf dem 6. Kuratorentreffen der GfBS in Dresden.

Haas F & Klass KD (2003) The Dermaptera of Tanzania: checklist, faunal aspects and fogging canopies (Insecta: Dermaptera). Entomologische Abhandlungen, 60: 45-67. (9 MB PDF)

Haas F (2003) Dermaptera. In Dathe, A (Hrsg, ehemals A. Kaestner): Lehrbuch der Speziellen Zoologie. Kapitel 12.

Haas F, Waloßek D & Hartenberg R (2003) A marine hexapod from the Lower Devonian Hunsrück Slates and the origin of Atelocerata and Hexapoda. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution, 3(1): 39-54 (High Quality Version 12 MB)


Haas F, Henderickx H (2002) Dermaptera from Cyprus and Turkey. Beiträge zur Entomologie, 52: 235-239. (500KB PDF)


Haas F, Kukalova-Peck J (2001) Dermaptera hindwing structure and folding: New evidence for familial, ordinal and superordinal relationships within Neoptera (Insecta). European Journal of Entomology, 98: 445-509. (High Quality Picture Version 34 MB)

Haas F & Beutel RG (2001) Control of wing folding and the functional morphology of the wing base in Coleoptera. Zoology, 104, 123-141.

Haas, F (2001) Fauna Europaea: Dermaptera. with updates in 2005 and 2009.


Haas F, Gorb S, Wootton RJ (2000) Elastic joints in dermapteran hind wings: Materials and wing folding. Arthropod Structure and Development, 29: 137-146.

Haas F, Gorb S & Blickhan R (2000) The function of resilin in beetle wings. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 267, 1375-1381.

Beutel RG & Haas F (2000) On the phylogenetic relationships of the suborders of Coleoptera (Insecta). Cladistics 16, 103-141.


Haas F (1999) Wing folding in insects: a natural deployable structure. IUTAM & IASS, Deployable Structures: Theory and Applications.

Haas F (1999) Mechanische und evolutive Aspekte der Flügelfaltung bei Blattodea, Dermaptera und Coleoptera. Courier Senckenberg 215, 97-102.


Haas F (1998) Geometrie, Mechanik und Evolution der Flügelfaltung bei den Coleoptera. PhD Thesis, University of Jena.


Haas F & Wootton RJ (1996) Two basic mechanisms in insect wing folding. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 263, 1651-1658.


Haas F (1995) The phylogeny of the Forficulina, a suborder of the Dermaptera. Systematic Entomology, 20: 85-98. (5MB PDF)

Haas F (1995) New records of Dermaptera from India and South America, with notes on their ecology, and a description of an unknown female. Entomologist, 114: 153-157.


Haas F (1994) Geometry and mechanics of hind-wing folding in Dermaptera and Coleoptera. Thesis Master of Philosophy. University of Exeter, UK. 143 pp.

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