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(This list includes publications authored by Economo Unit members listing affiliation with OIST)

  • 2018 - 

  • Economo, E.P., Huang, J.P., Fischer, G., Sarnat, E.M., Janda, M., Narula, N., Guénard, B., Longino, J., Knowles, L.L. (In Press) Evolution of the latitudinal diversity gradient in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole. Global Ecology and Biogeography.
  • Mao, Y., Economo, E.P., Satoh, N. (2018) The roles of introgression and climate change in the rise to dominance of Acropora corals. Current Biology 28: 1-10.
  • Takashina, N., Kusumoto, B., Kubota,Y., Economo, E.P. (2018) A geometric approach to scaling individual distributions to macroecological patterns. Journal of Theoretical Biology.
  • Agavekar, G., Agashe, D., Economo, E.P. (2018) Dimensions of ant diversity on a small tropical island. Insect Conservation and Diversity.
  • Moser, D., Lenzer, B., Weigelt, P., Dawson, W., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., van Kleunen, M., Winter, M., Capinha, C., Cassey, P., Dullinger, S., Economo, E.P., García-Díaz, P., Guénard, B., Hofhansl, F., Mang, T., Seebens, H., Essl, F. (2018) Remoteness promotes biological invasions on islands worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: 9270-9275.
  • Khalife, A., Keller, R.A., Billen, J.,  Hita Garcia, F., Economo, E.P., & Peeters, C. (2018) Skeletomuscular adaptations of head and legs of Melissotarsus ants for tunnelling through living wood.  Frontiers of Zoology 15: 30.
  • Mbanyana, N., Hita Garcia, F., Robertson, H.G. & Leroux, J.C. (2018) A taxonomic revision of the seed harvester ants in the Tetramorium solidum-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in southern Africa. European Journal of Taxonomy 454: 1-59.
  • Barlow, J., Franca, F., Gardner, T.A., Hicks, C., Lennox, G., Berenguer, E., Castello, L., Economo, E.P., Ferreira, J., Guénard, B., Leal, C.G., Isaac, V., Lees, A., Parr, C., Wilson, S., Young, P., Graham, N. (2018) The future of hyperdiverse tropical ecosystems.  Nature 559: 517-526.
  • Staab, M., Hita Garcia, F., Liu, C., Xu, Z.H., Economo, E.P. (2018) Systematics of the ant genus Proceratium Roger (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Proceratiinae) in China – with descriptions of three new species based on micro-CT enhanced next-generation morphology. Zookeys 770: 137-102.
  • Iglesias, T., Dornburg, A., Warren, D., Wainwright, P., Schmitz, L., Economo, E.P. (2018) Eyes wide shut: The impact of dim-light vision on neural investment in marine teleosts. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 1082-1092.
  • Ross, S.R.P.-J.Hita Garcia, F.Fischer, G. & Peters, M.K. (2018) Selective logging intensity relates to reduced ant diversity in an East African rainforest. Biotropica.
  • Ross, SRP.-J., Volz, V., Lancaster, MK, Divan, A. (2018) A generalizable framework for multi-scale auditing of digital learning provision in higher education. Online Learning 22: 249-269.
  • Economo, E.P., Narula, N., Friedman, N.R., Weiser, M.D., Guénard, B. (2018) Macroecology and macroevolution of the latitudinal diversity gradient in ants. Nature Communications 9: 1778.
  • Thomson, S.,… Audisio, T.L., … Hita Garcia, F. … (184 authors in total) (2018) Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLOS Biology 16: e2005075.
  • Sharaf, M.R., Al Dhafer, H.M., Aldawood, A.S., Hita Garcia, F., (2018). Ants of the Monomorium monomorium species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Arabian Peninsula with description of a new species from southwestern Saudi Arabia. PeerJ 6: e4277.
  • Takashina, N., Kusumoto, B., Beger, M., Rathnayake, S., Possingham, H.P. (2018) Spatially explicit approach to estimation of total population abundance in field surveys. Journal of Theoretical Biology 453: 88-95.
  • Darwell, C., Segar, S., Cook, J.M. (2018). Conserved community structure and simultaneous divergence events in the fig wasps associated with Ficus benjamina in Australia and China. BMC Ecology 18:13
  • Darwell, C., Ayyampalayam, S., Leebens-Mack, J., Smith, C.I., Segraves, K.A., Althoff, D.M. (2018). Phylogenomic reconstruction of transcriptome data confirms the basal position of Prodoxidae moths within the order Lepidoptera Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 76: 59-64.
  • Matos-Maravi, P., Clouse, R.M., Sarnat, E.M., Economo, E.P., LaPolla, J.S., Borovanska, M., Rabeling, C., Czekanski-Moir, J., Latumahina, F., Wilson, E.O., Janda, M. (2018) An ant genus-group (Prenolepis) illuminates the biogeography and drivers of insect diversification in the Indo-Pacific. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 12: 16-25.
  • Roth, R.E., Young, S., Nestel,C., Sack, C., Davidson, B., Janicki, J., Knoppke-Wetzel, V., Ma, F., Mead, R., Rose, C. & Zhang, G. (2018) Global Landscapes: Teaching Globalization through Responsive Mobile Map Design. The Professional Geographer 70: 395-411
  • Seebens, H., …48 authors including Economo, E.P. …Essl, F. (2018) Global rise in emerging alien species results from increased accessibility of new source pools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: E2264-E2273.
  • Ross, S. R. P-J.Friedman, N.Dudley, K.Yoshimura, M.EconomoE.P. (2018) Listening to ecosystems: data-rich acoustic monitoring through landscape-scale sensor networks. Ecological Research 33: 135-147.
  • Liu, C.Dudley, K., Xu, Z., Economo, E.P. (2018) Mountain metacommunities: climate and spatial connectivity shape ant diversity in a complex landscape. Ecography 41: 101-112.
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  • 2017

  • Sharaf, M.R., Akbar, S.A., Aldawood, A.S. & Hita Garcia, F. (2017) Review of the ant genus Nesomyrmex Wheeler, 1910 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) from the Arabian Peninsula. African Invertebrates 58: 21-37.
  • Janicki, J., Young, D.K. (2017) Nemonychidae and Anthribidae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Insecta Mundi 0579: 1–36.
  • Agavekar, G.Hita Garcia, F.Economo, E.P. (2017) Taxonomic overview of TetramoriumMayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) in India with descriptions and X-ray microtomography of two new species from the Andaman Islands. PeerJ 5:e3800; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3800
  • Hita Garcia, F.Fischer, G., Liu, C.Audisio, T.EconomoE.P. (2017) Next-generation morphological character discovery and evaluation: an X-ray micro-CT enhanced revision of the ant genus Zasphinctus Wheeler (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Dorylinae) in the Afrotropics. ZooKeys 693: 33-93.
  • Sarnat, E.M.Friedman, N.R.Fischer, G.Lecroq, B.Economo, E.P. (2017) Rise of the spiny ants: diversification, ecology, and function of extreme traits in the hyperdiverse genus Pheidole. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 122: 514-538.
  • Lamb, A.D., Watkins-Colwell, G.J., Moore, J.A., Warren, D.L., Iglesias, T.L., Brandley, M.C., Dornburg, A. (2017) Endolymphatic Sac Use and Reproductive Activity in the Lesser Antilles Endemic Gecko Gonatodes antilles (Gekkota: Sphaerodactylidae). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 58: 17-29.
  • d’Errico, F., Banks, W.E., Warren, D.L., Sgubin, G., van Niekerk, K., Henshilwood, C., Daniau, A., Goni, M.F.S. (2017) Identifying early modern human ecological niche expansions and associated cultural dynamics in the South African Middle Stone Age. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114: 7869-7876.
  • Friedman, N., Harmáčková, L., Economo, E.P., Remeš, V. (2017) Smaller beaks for colder winters: thermoregulation drives beak size evolution in Australian songbirds. Evolution 71-8: 2120-2129.
  • Choo, J., Carasco, C., Alvarez-Loayza, P., Simpson, B., Economo, E.P. (2017) Life history traits influence the strength of distance- and density-dependence at different life stages of two Amazonian palms. Annals of Botany 120: 147-158
  • Dawson, W., Moser, D., van Kleunen, M., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pysek, P., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Lenzer, B., Blackburn, T., Dyer, E., Cassey, P., Scrivens, S., Economo, E.P., Guénard, B., Capinha, C., Seebens, H., Nentwig, W., Berthou, E., Casal, C., Essl, F. (2017) Global hotspots and drivers of alien species richness across taxonomic groups. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1: 0186.
  • Ross, S. R. P-J., Hassall, C., Hoppitt, W. J. E., Edwards, F. A. Edwards, D. P., Hamer, K. C. (2017) Incorporating intraspecific trait variation into functional diversity: Impacts of selective logging on birds in Borneo. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8: 1499-1505 .
  • Matysioková, B., Friedman, N. R., Turčoková, L., Remeš, V. (2017) The evolution of feather coloration and song in Old World orioles (genus Oriolus). Journal of Avian Biology 48: 1015–1024.
  • Hita Garcia, F., Mbanyana, N., Audisio, T. L., Alpert, G. D. (2017) Taxonomy of the ant genus Nesomyrmex Wheeler (Formicidae, Myrmicinae) in the Afrotropical region, with a review of current species groups and description of a new species of the N-angulatus group from Mozambique. European Journal of Taxonomy 258: 1-31.
  • Hita Garcia, F.Fischer, G.Liu, C.Audisio, T.L., Alpert, G. D., Fisher, B. L., Economo, E.P.(2017) X-Ray microtomography for ant taxonomy: An exploration and case study with two new Terataner (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) species from Madagascar.  PLoS ONE 12: e0172641.
  • Guénard, B., Weiser, M. D., Gómez, K., Narula, N.Economo, E.P. (2017) The Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics (GABI) database: synthesizing data on the geographic distribution of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 24: 83-89.
  • Stoker, P., Rothfeder, R., Dudley, K., Dennison, P., Buchert, M. (2017) Comparing the utility of LiDAR data vs. multi-spectral imagery for parcel scale water demand modeling. Urban Water Journal 14: 331-335.
  • Economo, E. P., Janda, M., Guénard, B.Sarnat, E.M. (2017) Assembling a species–area curve through colonization, speciation and human-mediated introduction. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1088-1097.
  • Darwell, C., Althoff, D.M. (2017) The relative contributions of competition and abiotic tolerances in determining the geographical distributions of four closely related Yucca species in Texas. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1373-1382. 
  • Lasky, J. R., Keitt, T. H., Weeks, B. C., Economo, E. P. (2017) A hierarchical model of whole assemblage island biogeography. Ecography 40: 982-990. 
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  • 2016

  • Wepfer, P.Guénard, B.Economo, E.P.  (2016) Influences of climate and historical land connectivity on ant beta diversity in East Asia. Journal of Biogeography 43: 2311–2321.
  • Sukumaran, J., Economo, E. P., Knowles, L.L. (2016) Machine learning biogeographic processes from biotic pattern: a trait-driven dispersal and diversification model with model-choice by simulation-trained discriminant analysis of Principal Components Classification. Systematic Biology 65: 525-545.
  • Sarnat, E.M.Fischer, G., Economo, E.P. (2016) Inordinate Spinescence: Taxonomic Revision and Microtomography of the Pheidole cervicornis Species Group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). PLoS ONE 11: e0156709.
  • Liu, C., Guénard, B., Blanchard, B., Peng, Y., Economo, E.P. (2016) Reorganization of taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic ant biodiversity patterns after conversion to rubber plantation. Ecological Monographs 86: 215-227.
  • Janicki, J., Narula, N., Ziegler, M., Guénard, B., Economo, E.P. (2016) Visualizing and interacting with large-volume biodiversity data using client-server web-mapping applications: The design and implementation of antmaps.org. Ecological Informatics 32: 185-193.
  • Jaitrong, W., Guénard, B., Economo, E.P., Buddhakala, N., Yamane, S. (2016) A checklist of known ant species of Laos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Asian Myrmecology 8: 1-32.
  • Friedman, N.R., Remeš, V. Ecogeographical gradients in plumage coloration among Australasian songbird clades. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 261-274.
  • Fischer, G., Sarnat, E.M., Economo, E.P. (2016) Revision and microtomography of the Pheidole knowlesi group, an endemic ant radiation from Fiji (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae). PLoS ONE 11: e0158544.
  • Bharti, H., Guénard, B., Bharti, M., Economo, E.P. (2016) An updated checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of India with their specific distributions in Indian states. ZooKeys 551: 1-83.
  • Economo, E.P., Hong, L., Page, S.E. (2016) Social structure, endogenous diversity, and collective accuracy. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 125: 212-231.
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  • 2015

  • Sarnat, E.M., Fischer, G., Guénard, B., Economo, E.P. (2015) Introduced Pheidole of the world: taxonomy, distribution, and biology. ZooKeys 543: 1-109.
  • Liu, C., Fischer, G., Economo, E.P. (2015). A rare ant on Samoa: first record of the cryptic subfamily Proceratiinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) and description of a new ProceratiumRoger species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 46: 35-44.
  • Guénard, B., Economo, E.P. (2015). Additions to the checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Peru. Zootaxa 440: 225-235.
  • Fischer, G., Azorsa, F., Hita Garcia, F., Mikheyev, A.S., Economo, E.P. (2015). Two new phragmotic ant species from Africa: morphology and next-generation sequencing solve a caste association problem in the genus Carebara Westwood. ZooKeys 525: 77-105.
  • Guénard, B., Perrichiot, V., Economo, E.P. (2015). Integration of global fossil and modern biodiversity data reveals dynamism and stasis in ant macroecological patterns. Journal of Biogeography 42: 2302-2312.
  • Economo, E.P., Sarnat, E.M., Janda, M., Clouse, R., Klimov, P., Fischer, G.,  Blanchard, B.D., Ramirez, L.N., Andersen, A., Berman, M., Guénard, B., Lucky, A., Rabeling, C., Wilson, E.O., Knowles, L.L. (2015). Breaking out of biogeographic modules: range expansion and taxon cycles in Indo-Pacific PheidoleJournal of Biogeography 42: 2289-2301.
  • Fisher B. L., Guénard, B., Robson, S. (2015). Borneo, fANTastique! Asian Myrmecology 7: 171-174.
  • Triantis, K.*, Economo, E.P.*, Guilhammon, F., Ricklefs, R. (2015). Diversity regulation at the macro-scales: the case of Oceanic archipelagoes.Global Ecology & Biogeography 24: 594-605*equally contributing first authors 
  • Liu, C., Hita Garcia, F., Peng, Y., Economo, E.P. (2015).  Aenictus yangi sp. n. – a new species of the A. ceylonicus species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae) from Yunnan, China. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 42: 33-45.
  • Liu, C., Guénard, B., Hita Garcia, F., Yamane, S., Blanchard, B., Yang, D.-R., Economo, E.P. (2015). New records of ant species from Yunnan, China. ZooKeys 477: 17-78.
  • Savage, A. M., Hackett, B., Guénard, B., Youngsteadt, E. K., Dunn, R. R. (2015). Fine-scale heterogeneity across Manhattan’s urban habitat mosaic is associated with variation in ant composition and richness. Insect Conservation and Diversity 8: 216–228.
  • Hita Garcia, F., Sarnat, E.M., Economo, E.P. (2015). Revision of the ant genus ProceratiumRoger (Hymenoptera, Proceratiinae) in Fiji. ZooKeys 475: 97-112.
  • Economo, E.P., P. Klimov, Sarnat, E.M., Guénard, B., Lecroq, B., Knowles, L.L. (2015). Global phylogenetic structure of the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole reveals the repeated evolution of macroecological patterns. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 282: 1-10.
  • Clouse, R. M., Janda, M., Blanchard, B., Sharma, P., Hoffmann, B.D., Andersen, A.N., Czekanski-Moir, J.E., Krushelnycky, P., Rabeling, C., Wilson, E.O., Economo,  E.P., Sarnat, E.M., D.M. General, G. D. Alpert, and W. C. Wheeler. (2015). Molecular phylogeny of Indo-Pacific carpenter ants (Hymenoptera : Formicidae, Camponotus) reveals waves of dispersal and colonization from diverse source areas.Cladistics 31:1-14.
  • Guénard, B., Cardinal-De Casas, A., Dunn, R.R. (2015). High diversity in an urban habitat: are some animal assemblages resilient to long-term anthropogenic change? Urban Ecosystems18: 449-463.
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  • 2014

  • Jarvis, E.D. et al., (105 others including N. Narula.) (2014). Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. Science 346 (6215): 1320-1331.
  • Ikeda, T., Yoshimura, M., Onoyama, K., Oku, Y., Nonaka, N., Katakura, K. (2014). Where to deliver baits for deworming urban red foxes for Echinococcus multilocularis control: new protocol for micro-habitat modeling of fox denning requirements. Parasites & Vectors 7: 1-17.
  • Lecroq, B. (2014). Molecular Assessment of Benthic Foraminiferal Diversity. Pages 91-102 in H. Kitazato and J. M. Bernhard, editors. Approaches to Study Living Foraminifera. Springer, Japan.
  • Sarnat, E. M., Rabeling, C., Economo, E.P., Wilson, E.O. (2014). First record of a species from the New World Pheidole flavens-complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) introduced to the southwestern Pacific. Bioinvasions Records 3: 301-307
  • Tin, M. M.-Y., Economo, E.P., Mikheyev., A.S. (2014). Sequencing Degraded DNA from Non-Destructively Sampled Museum Specimens for RAD-Tagging and Low-Coverage Shotgun Phylogenetics. PLoS ONE 9: e96793.
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  • 2013

  • Bertelsmeier, C., Guénard, B., Courchamp, F. (2013). Climate change may boost the invasion of the Asian needle ant. PLoS ONE 8: e75438.
  • Guénard, B. (2013). An Overview of the Species and Ecological Diversity of Ants. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences.
  • Guénard, B., Blanchard, B., Liu, C., Yang, D.-R., Economo, E.P. (2013). Rediscovery of the rare ant genus Bannapone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae) and description of the worker caste. Zootaxa 3734: 371-379.
  • Guénard, B., and McGlynn, T.P. (2013). Intraspecific Thievery in the Ant Ectatomma ruidum is Mediated by Food Availability. Biotropica 45: 497-502.
  • Jenkins, C. N., Guénard, B., Diamond, S.E., Weiser, M.D., Dunn, R.R. (2013). Conservation implications of divergent global patterns of ant and vertebrate diversity. Diversity and Distributions 19: 1084-1092.
  • Liu, C., Yang, D.-R., Compton, S.G., Peng, Y.-Q. (2013). Larger Fig Wasps Are More Careful About Which Figs to Enter – With Good Reason. PLoS ONE 8: e74117.
  • Lucky, A., Trautwein, M.D., Guénard, B., Weiser, M.D., Dunn, R.R. (2013). Tracing the rise of ants – Out of the ground. PLoS ONE 8: e84012.
  • Sarnat, E. M., Blanchard, B., Guénard, B., Fasi, J., Economo, E.P. (2013). Checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the Solomon Islands and a new survey of Makira Island. ZooKeys 256: 47-88.
  • Sarnat, E. M., Economo, E.P. (2013). Pristomyrmex tsujii sp. n. and P. mandibularis Mann (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Fiji. ZooKeys 340: 43-61.
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  • 2012

  • Guénard, B., Dunn, R.R. (2012). A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3552: 1-77.
  • Guénard, B., McCaffrey, K.A., Lucky, A., Dunn, R.R. (2012). Ants of North Carolina: an updated list (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 3558: 1-36.

 

          (Evan Economo's publications prior to moving OIST)

 
  • Economo, E.P., Sarnat, E.M. (2012).  Revisiting the ants of Melanesia and the taxon cycle: historical and human mediated invasions of a tropical archipelago. The American Naturalist 180: E1-E16. (Presidential award from ASN for best paper of 2012 in Am. Nat.) 
  • Economo, E.P. (2011). Biodiversity conservation in metacommunity networks: linking pattern and persistence. The American Naturalist 177: E167-180. (highlighted by Faculty of 1000
  • Leibold, M., Economo, E.P., Peres-Neto, P. (2010). Metacommunity Phylogenetics: Separating the roles of environmental filters and historical biogeography. Ecology Letters 13: 1290-1299.
  • Economo, E. P., & Keitt, T.H. (2010). Network isolation and local diversity in neutral metacommunities. Oikos 119: 1355-1363.
  • Cowperthwaite, M., Economo, E.P., Harcombe W., Miller, E., Meyers, L.A. (2008).  The ascent of the abundant: How mutational networks constrain evolution. PLoS Computational Biology 4: e1000110.
  • Economo, E. P., & Keitt, T.H. (2008). Species diversity in neutral metacommunities: a network approach. Ecology Letters 11: 52-62. (highlighted by Faculty of 1000)
  • Enquist, B. J., Kerkhoff, A.J., Huxman, T.E., Economo, E.P. (2007). Adaptive differences in plant physiology and ecosystem paradoxes: insights from metabolic scaling theory. Global Change Biology 13: 591-609.
  • Economo, E.P., Kerkhoff, A.J., Enquist., B.J. (2005) Allometric growth, life history invariants, and population energetics. Ecology Letters 8: 353-360.
  • Enquist, B.J., Economo, E.P., Huxman, T.E., Allen, A.P., Ignace, D.D., Gillooly, J. (2003). Scaling metabolism from organisms to ecosystems. Nature 423: 639-642.
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