Working Paper
Ji Y, Baker CCM, Li Y, Popescu VD, Wang Z, Wang J, Wang L, Wu C, Hua C, Yang Z, et al. Large-scale Quantification of Vertebrate Biodiversity in Ailaoshan Nature Reserve from Leech iDNA. Working Paper. ji_leech_2020.pdf
Lienard MA, Bernard GD, Allen A, Lassance J-M, Song S, Childers RR, Yu N, Ye D, Stephenson A, Valencia-Montoya WA, et al. The evolution of red color vision is linked to coordinated rhodopsin tuning in lycaenid butterflies. PNAS. 2021;118 (6). lienard_rhodopsin.pdf
Liu C, Fischer G, Garcia FH, Yamane S, Liu Q, Peng YQ, Economo EP, Guénard B, Pierce NE. Ants of the Hengduan Mountains: a new altitudinal survey and updated checklist for Yunnan Province highlight an understudied insect biodiversity hotspot. ZooKeys. 2020;978 :1-171. liu_hengduan_ants.pdf
Wang Z, Li M, Ju W, Ye W, iXue L, Boufford DE, Gao X, Yue B, Liu Y, Pierce NE. The entomophagous caterpillar fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis is consumed by its lepidopteran host as a plant endophyte. Fungal Ecology. 2020;47. wang_entomophagy_2020.pdf
Braby MF, Espeland M, Müller CJ, Eastwood R, Lohman DJ, Kawahara AY, Maunsell SC, Pierce NE. Molecular phylogeny of the tribe Candalidini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae): systematics, diversification and evolutionary history. Systematic Entomology. 2020;45 (3) :703-722. braby_candalidini_2020.pdf
Salzman S, Crook D, Crall JD, Hopkins R, Pierce NE. An ancient push-pull pollination mechanism in cycads. Science Advances. 2020;6 (24). salzman_cycads_2020.pdf
Wang Z, Yang D, Janak R, Pierce NE. Report on the Emergence Time of a Species of Thitarodes Ghost Moth (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae), Host of the Caterpillar Fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis (Ascomycota: Ophiocordycipitaceae) in Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Economic Entomology. 2020;113 (4) :2031-2034. wang_emergence_2020.pdf
Gilbert KJ, Bittleston LS, Naive MAK, Kiszewski AE, Buenavente PAC, Lohman DJ, Pierce NE. Investigation of an Elevational Gradient Reveals Strong Differences Between Bacterial and Eukaryotic Communities Coinhabiting Nepenthes Phytotelmata. Microbial Ecology. 2020. gilbert_phytotelmata_2020.pdf
Talavera G, Kaliszeksa ZA, Heath A, Pierce NE. Recent diversification of Chrysoritis butterflies in the South African Cape (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2020;128. talavera_chrysoritis_2020.pdf
Gilbert KJ, Bittleston LS, Tong W, Pierce NE. Tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes) act as ecological filters by altering properties of their fluid microenvironments. Scientific Reports. 2020;10. gilbert_nepenthes_2020.pdf
Malé PJG, Youngerman E, Pierce NE, Frederickson ME. Mating system, population genetics, and phylogeography of the devil’s garden ant, Myrmelachista schumanni, in the Peruvian Amazon. Insectes Sociaux. 2020;67 :113-125.
Tsai C-C, Childers RA, Shi NN, Ren C, Pelaez JN, Bernard GD, Pierce NE, Yu N. Physical and behavioral adaptations to prevent overheating of the living wings of butterflies. Nature Communications. 2020;11. tsai_overheating_2020.pdf
Vikeli E, Widdick DA, Batey SF, Heine D, Holmes NA, Bibb MJ, Martins DJ, Pierce NE, Hutchings MI, Wilkinson B. In situ activation and heterologous production of a cryptic lantibiotic from an African plant ant-derived Saccharopolyspora species Dozois CM. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2020;86 (3) :e01876-19. vikeli_lantibiotic_2020.pdf
Crall JD, Brokaw J, Gagliardi SF, Mendenhall CD, Pierce NE, Combes SA. Wind drives temporal variation in pollinator visitation in a fragmented tropical forest. Biology Letters. 2020;16 (4). crall_pollinator_2020.pdf