Publications

In Press
Schär S, Eastwood R, Arnaldi KG, Talavera G, Kaliszewska ZA, Boyle JH, Espeland M, Nash DR, Vila R, Pierce NE. Ecological specialization is associated with genetic structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. In Press.
Rubin BE, Sanders JG, Turner KM, Pierce NE, Kocher SD. Social behavior in bees influences the abundance of Sodalis (Enterobacteriaceae) symbionts. Royal Society Open Science. In Press.
Bisch G, Minna-Maria Neuvonen MM, Pierce NE, J.A. R, Koga R, Sanders JG, Łukasik P, Andersson SGE. Genome evolution of Bartonellaceae symbionts of ants at the opposite ends of the trophic scale. . Genome Biology and Evolution. In Press.
Kocher SD, Mallarino R, Rubin ER, Yu DW, Hoekstra HE, Pierce NE. The genetic basis of a social polymorphism in halictid bees. Nature Communications. In Press.
Bittleston LS, Wolock CJ, Yahya BE, Chan XY, Chan KG, Pierce NE, Pringle A. Convergence between the microcosms of Southeast Asian and North American pitcher plants. Elife. In Press.
Toussaint EFA, Breinholt JW, Earl C, Warren AD, Brower JVZ, Yago M, Dexter KM, Espeland M, Pierce NE, Lohman DJ, et al. Anchored phylogenomics illuminates the skipper butterfly tree of life. BMC Evolutionary Biology. In Press.
Kawahara AY, Breinholt JW, Espeland M, Storer C, Plotkin D, Dexter KM, Toussaint EFA, St Laurent RA, Brehm G, Vargas S, et al. Phylogenetics of moth-like butterflies (Papilionoidea: Hedylidae) based on a new 13-locus target capture probe set. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. In Press.
Hua C, Salzman S, Pierce NE. A first record of Anatrachyntis badia (Hodges 1962)(Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) on Zamia integrifolia (Zamiaceae). Florida Entomologist. In Press.
2018
Boyle JH, Martins DJ, Peleaz J, Musili PM, Kibet S, Ndung’u KN, Kenfack D, Pierce NE. Polygyny cannot explain the superior competitive ability of dominant ant associates in the African ant plant Acacia(Vachellia) drepanolobium. Ecology and Evolution. 2018;8 :1441-1450.
Crall JD, Kocher S, Oppenheimer RL, Gravish N, Mountcastle AM, Pierce NE, Combes SA. Spatial fidelity of workers predicts collective response to disturbance in a social insect. Nature Communications. 2018;9 (1201).
Hu Y, Sanders JG, Łukasik P, D’Amelio K, Millar JS, Vann DR, Lan Y, Newton JA, Schotanus M, Kronauer DJC, et al. Herbivorous turtle ants obtain essential nutrients from a conserved nitrogen-recycling gut microbiome. Nature Communications. 2018;9 (964).
Espeland M, Breinholt J, Willmott KR, Warren AD, Vila R, Toussaint EFA, Maunsell SC, Kwaku AP, Talavera G, Eastwood R, et al. Comprehensive higher-level phylogeny of butterflies (Papilionoidea) inferred from genomic data. Current Biology [Internet]. 2018;28 :770-778. Publisher's Version
Gilbert KJ, Nitta JH, Talavera G, Pierce NE. Keeping an eye on coloration: Ecological correlates of the evolution of pitcher traits in the genus Nepenthes(Caryophyllales). Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society. 2018;123 :321-337.
Haney CH, Wiesmann CL, Shapiro LR, O’Sullivan LR, Khorasani S, Melnyk RA, Xiao L, Han J, Bush J, Carrillo J, et al. Rhizosphere-associated Pseudomonas induce systemic resistance to herbivores at the cost of susceptibility to bacterial pathogens. Molecular Ecology [Internet]. 2018;27 :1833-1847. Publisher's Version
Salzman S, Whitaker M, Pierce NE. Cycad-feeding insects share a core gut microbiome. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society [Internet]. 2018;123 :728-738. Publisher's Version
2017
Sanders JG, Lukasik P, Frederickson ME, Pierce NE. Dramatic differences in gut bacterial densities help to explain the relationship between diet and habitat in rainforest ants. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2017;57 :705-722.
Wittwer B, Hefetz A, Simon T, Murphy LEK, Elgar MA, Pierce NE, Kocher SD. Solitary bees reduce investment in communication compared with their social relatives. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA [Internet]. 2017;114 :6569–6574. Publisher's Version pnas-2017-wittwer-6569-74.pdf
Baker CCM, Martins DJ, Pelaez JN, Billen JPJ, Pringle A, Frederickson ME, Pierce NE. Distinctive fungal communities in an obligate African ant plant mutualism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B [Internet]. 2017;284 (20162501). Publisher's Version 20162501.full_.pdf
Seltman KC, Cobb NS, Gall LF, Bartlett CR, Basham MA, Betancourt I, Bills C, Brandt B, Brown RL, Bundy C, et al. LepNet: The Lepidoptera of North America Network. Zootaxa [Internet]. 2017;4247 :73-77. Publisher's Version 19532-10628-1-pb.pdf
Schär S, Vila R, Petrović A, Tomanović Ž, Pierce NE, Nash DR. Molecular substitution rate increases with latitude in butterflies: Evidence for a trans‐glacial latitudinal layering of populations?. Ecography. 2017. sch-r_et_al-2016-ecography.pdf

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