Publications - Behavioural Ecology

Journal of Evolutionary Biology cover

Genome Biology and Evolution cover

Ecology Letters cover

Applied and Environmental Microbiology cover

Proceedings B cover 22 Sept 2011

PNAS cover 7 Sept 2010

PNAS cover 15 Dec 2009

TREE cover Dec 2008

Nature cover 30 Aug 2007

Science cover 7 April 2006

Full list | Phylogeny | Behavioural ecology | Jalmenus evagoras | Plant-pathogen-insect interactions
Predaceous and parasitic Lepidoptera | Reviews | Evolution of cooperation | Book reviews and other

Bittleston, LS, CCM Baker, LB Strominger, A Pringle and NE Pierce (2015). Metabarcoding as a tool for investigating arthropod diversity in Nepenthes pitcher plants. Austral Ecology [doi: 10.1111/aec.12271] [PDF]

Groen, SC, PT Humphrey, D Chevasco, H Pyon, FM Ausubel, NE Pierce and NK Whiteman (2015). Pseudomonas syringae enhances herbivory by suppressing the reactive oxygen burst in Arabidopsis. Journal of Insect Physiology [doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.07.011] [PDF]

Espeland, MM, JPW Hall, PJ DeVries, DC Lees, M Cornwall, Hsu Y-F, Wu L-W, D Campbell, G Talavera, R Vila, S Salzman, S Ruehr, DJ Lohman and NE Pierce (2015). Ancient Neotropical origin and recent recolonisation: Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea). Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution 93: 296–306 [doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.08.006] [PDF]

Hojo, MK, NE Pierce and K Tsuji (2015). Lycaenid caterpillar secretions manipulate attendant ant behavior. Current Biology 25(17): 2260–2264 [doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.07.016] [PDF]

Shapiro, LR, ED Scully, D Roberts, TJ Straub, SM Geib, J Park, A Stephenson, ES Rojas, Q Liu, G Beattie, Gleason, CM De Moraes, M Mescher, S Fleischer, R Kolter, NE Pierce and O Zhaxybayeva (2015). Draft genome sequence of Erwinia tracheiphila, an economically important bacterial pathogen of cucurbits. Genome Announcements 3(3): e00482-15 [doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00482-15] [PDF]

Kaliszewska, ZA, DL Lohman, K Sommer, GS Adelson, DB Rand, J Mathew and NE Pierce (2015). When caterpillars attack: biogeography and life history evolution of the Miletinae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Evolution 69: 571-588 [doi: 10.1111/evo.12599] [PDF]

Boyle, JH, ZA Kaliszewska, M Espeland, TR Suderman, J Fleming, A Heath and NE Pierce (2015). Phylogeny of the Aphnaeinae: myrmecophilous African butterflies with carnivorous and herbivorous life histories. Systematic Entomology 40: 169-182 [doi: 10.1111/syen.12098] [PDF]

Wahlberg N, J Rota, MF Braby, NE Pierce and CW Wheat (2014). Revised systematics and higher classification of pierid butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) based on molecular data. Zoologica Scripta 43: 641–650 [doi: 10.1111/zsc.12075] [PDF]

Rabeling C, TR Schultz, NE Pierce and M Bacci Jr (2014). A Social Parasite Evolved Reproductive Isolation from Its Fungus-Growing Ant Host in Sympatry. Current Biology 24: 2047-52 [doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.07.048] [PDF; see also review by Boomsma and Nash PDF]

Rabeling C, M Bollazzi, M Bacci Jr, RR Beasley, SL Lance, KL Jones and NE Pierce (2014). Development and characterization of twenty-two polymorphic microsatellite markers for the leafcutter ant, Acromyrmex lundii, utilizing Illumina sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 319–322 [doi: 10.1007/s12686-013-0078-3] [PDF]

Rabeling C, M Bollazzi, M Bacci Jr, RR Beasley, SL Lance, KL Jones and NE Pierce (2014). Development of twenty-one polymorphic microsatellite markers for the fungus-growing ant, Mycocepurus goeldii (Formicidae: Attini), using Illumina paired-end genomic sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 739–741 [doi: 10.1007/s12686-014-0204-x] [PDF]

Kocher SD, L Pellissier, C Veller, J Purcell, MA Nowak, M Chapuisat and NE Pierce (2014). Transitions in social complexity along elevational gradients reveal a combined impact of season length and development time on social evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20140627 [doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0627] [PDF]

Sanders JG, S Powell, DJC Kronauer, HL Vasconcelos, ME Frederickson and NE Pierce (2014). Stability and phylogenetic correlation in gut microbiota: lessons from ants and apes. Molecular Ecology 23(6): 1268-83 [doi: 10.1111/mec.12611] [PDF]

Price SL, S Powell, DJC Kronauer, LAP Tran, NE Pierce and RK Wayne (2014). Renewed diversification is associated with new ecological opportunity in the Neotropical turtle ants. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27(2): 242-258 [doi: 10.1111/jeb.12300] [PDF]

Kocher SD, C Li, W Yang, H Tan, SV Yi, X Yang, HE Hoekstra, G Zhang, NE Pierce and DW Yu (2013). The draft genome of a socially polymorphic halictid bee, Lasioglossum albipes. Genome Biology 14: R142 [doi: 10.1186/gb-2013-14-12-r142] [PDF]

Groen SC, NK Whiteman, AK Bahrami, AM Wilczek, J Cui, JA Russell, A Cibrian-Jaramillo, IAE Butler, J Rana, GH Huang, J Bush, FM Ausubel and NE Pierce (2013). Pathogen-triggered ethylene signaling mediates systemic induced susceptibility to herbivory in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 25: 4755-4766 [​doi: ​10.​1105/​tpc.​113.​113415] [PDF]

Kronauer DJC, K Tsuji, NE Pierce and L Keller (2013). Non-nest mate discrimination and clonal colony structure in the parthenogenetic ant Cerapachys biroi. Behavioral Ecology 24: 617-622 [​doi: ​10.1093/beheco/ars227] [PDF]

Talavera G, VA Lukhtanov, L Rieppel, NE Pierce and R Vila (2013). In the shadow of phylogenetic uncertainty: The recent diversification of Lysandra butterflies through chromosomal change. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 469–478 [doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.08.004] [article PDF; supplementary material PDF]

Martins DJ, SC Collins, C Congdon and NE Pierce (2013). Association between the African lycaenid, Anthene usamba, and an obligate acacia ant, Crematogaster mimosae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109(2): 302–312 [doi: 10.1111/bij.12037] [PDF]

McFall-Ngai M, M Hadfield, T Bosch, H Carey, T Domazet-Loso, A Douglas, N Dubilier, G Eberl, T Fukami, S Gilbert, U Hentschel, N King, S Kjelleberg, AH Knoll, N Kremer, S Mazmanian, J Metcalf, K Nealson, NE Pierce, J Rawls, A Reid, E Ruby, M Rumpho, J Sanders, D Tautz and J Wernegreen (2013). Animals in a Bacterial World: An Imperative for the Life Sciences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(9): 3229-3236 [doi: 10.1073/pnas.1218525110] [PDF]

Basset Y, R Eastwood, L Sam, DJ Lohman, V Novotny, T Treuer, SE Miller, GD Weiblen, NE Pierce, S Bunyavejchewin, W Sakchoowong, P Kongnoo and MA Osorio-Arenas (2012). Cross-continental comparisons of butterfly assemblages in tropical rainforests: implications for biological monitoring. Insect Conservation and Diversity [doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2012.00205.x] [PDF]

Kronauer DJC, NE Pierce and L Keller (2012). Asexual reproduction in introduced and native populations of the ant Cerapachys biroi. Molecular Ecology 21: 5221-5235 [doi: 10.1111/mec.12041] [PDF]

Frederickson ME, A Ravenscraft, GA Miller, LM Arcila Hernández, G Booth, NE Pierce (2012). The direct and ecological costs of an ant-plant symbiosis. The American Naturalist 179: 768-778 [doi: 10.1086/665654] [PDF]

Russell JA, CF Funaro, YM Giraldo, B Goldman-Huertas, D Suh, DJC Kronauer, CS Moreau and NE Pierce (2012). A veritable menagerie of heritable bacteria from ants, butterflies, and beyond: broad molecular surveys and a systematic review. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51027 [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051027] [PDF]

Talavera G, VA Lukhtanov, NE Pierce and R Vila (2012). Establishing criteria for higher-level classification using molecular data: the systematics of Polyommatus blue butterflies (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Cladistics 2012: 1-27 [doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00421.x] [PDF]

Whiteman NK, AD Gloss, TB Sackton, SC Groen, PT Humphrey, RT Lapoint, IE Sønderby, BA Halkier, C Kocks, FM Ausubel and NE Pierce (2012). Genes involved in the evolution of herbivory by a leaf-mining, drosophilid fly. Genome Biology and Evolution 4: 900-916 [doi: 10.1093/gbe/evs063] [PDF] [Faculty of 1000 recommendation]

Pierce NE and AJ Berry. The herbivore's dilemma: never enough nitrogen. In: Losos J (ed) In the light of evolution: essays from the laboratory and field. Roberts & Co., Publ. pp. 121-134 [PDF]

Archetti M, I Scheuring, M Hoffman, ME Frederickson, NE Pierce and DW Yu (2011). Economic game theory for mutualism and cooperation. Ecology Letters 14: 1300-1312 [doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01697.x] [PDF]

Archetti M, F Úbeda, D Fudenberg, J Green, NE Pierce and DW Yu (2011). Let the Right One In: A Microeconomic Approach to Partner Choice in Mutualisms. The American Naturalist 177(1): 75-85 [doi: 10.1086/657622] [PDF]

Basset Y, R Eastwood, L Sam, DJ Lohman, V Novotny, T Treuer, SE Miller, GD Weiblen, NE Pierce, S Bunyavejchewin, W Sakchoowong, P Kongnoo, MA Osorio-Arenas (2011). Comparison of rainforest butterfly assemblages across three biogeographical regions using standardized protocols. The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 44: 17-28 [PDF]

Funaro CF, DJC Kronauer, CS Moreau, B Goldman-Huertas, NE Pierce and JA Russell (2011). Army Ants Harbor a Host-Specific Clade of Entomoplasmatales Bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 346-350 [doi: 10.1128/AEM.01896-10] [PDF]

Kronauer DJC, S O'Donnell, JJ Boomsma and NE Pierce (2011). Strict monandry in the ponerine army ant genus Simopelta suggests that colony size and complexity drive mating system evolution in social insects. Molecular Ecology 20: 420-428 [doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04945.x] [PDF]

Kronauer DJC and NE Pierce (2011). Myrmecophiles. Current Biology 21: R208-R209 [PDF]

Kronauer DJC, JJ Boomsma and NE Pierce (2011). Nine novel microsatellite markers for the army ant Simopelta pergandei (subfamily Ponerinae). Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 61-63 [PDF]

Ramírez SR, T Eltz, MK Fujiwara, G Gerlach, B Goldman-Huertas, ND Tsutsui and NE Pierce (2011). Asynchronous diversification in a specialized plant-pollinator mutualism. Science 333: 1742-1746 [PDF]

Ugelvig LV, R Vila, NE Pierce, DR Nash (2011). A phylogenetic revision of the Glaucopsyche section (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), with special focus on the Phengaris-Maculinea clade. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 237-243 [doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.05.016] [PDF]

Vila R, CD Bell, R Macniven, B Goldman-Huertas, RH Ree, CR Marshall, Z Bálint, K Johnson, D Benyamini and NE Pierce (2011). Phylogeny and palaeoecology of Polyommatus blue butterflies show Beringia was a climate-regulated gateway to the New World. Proceedings of the Royal Society B published online 26 January 2011 [doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2213] [PDF]

Whiteman NK, SC Groen, D Chevasco, A Bear, N Beckwith, T R Gregory, C Denoux, N Mammarella, F Ausubel and NE Pierce (2011). Mining the plant–herbivore interface with a leafmining Drosophila of Arabidopsis. Molecular Ecology 20: 995-1014 [doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04901.x] [PDF]

Ramírez SR, JC Nieh, TB Quental, DW Roubik, VL Imperatriz-Fonseca and NE Pierce (2010). A molecular phylogeny of the stingless bee genus Melipona (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 519-525 [doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.04.026] [PDF]

Ramírez SR, DW Roubik, C Skov and NE Pierce (2010). Phylogeny, diversification patterns and historical biogeography of euglossine orchid bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100: 552-572 [PDF]

Sodhi NS, TM Lee, CH Sekercioglu, EL Webb, DM Prawiradilaga, DJ Lohman, NE Pierce, AC Diesmos, M Rao and PR Ehrlich (2010). Local people value environmental services provided by forested parks. Biodiversity Conservation 19: 1175-1188 [doi: 10.1007/s10531-009-9745-9] [PDF]

Vila R, VA Lukhtanov, G Talavera, F Gil-T and NE Pierce (2010). How common are dot-like distributions? Taxonomical oversplitting in western European Agrodiaetus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) revealed by chromosomal and molecular markers. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101: 130-154 [PDF]

Weyl EG, ME Frederickson, DW Yu and NE Pierce (2010). Economic contract theory tests models of mutualism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(36): 15712-15716 [doi: 10.1073/pnas.1005294107] [link]

See also: Weyl EG, ME Frederickson, DW Yu and NE Pierce (2011). Reply to Kiers et al.: Economic and biological clarity in the theory of mutualism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(3) [PDF]

Canfield MR, NE Pierce (2010). Facultative Mimicry? The Evolutionary Significance of Seasonal Forms in Several Indo-Australian Butterflies in the Family Pieridae. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 20(1): 1-7 [PDF]

Canfield MR, S Chang and NE Pierce (2009). The double cloak of invisibility: Phenotypic plasticity and larval decoration in a geometrid moth, Synchlora frondaria, across three diet treatments. Ecological Entomology 34: 412-414 [doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2009.01089.x] [PDF]

Russell JA, B Goldman-Huertas, CS Moreau, L Baldo, JK Stahlut, JH Werren and NE Pierce (2009). Specialization and geographic isolation among Wolbachia symbionts from ants and lycaenid butterflies. Evolution 63: 624-640 [doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00579.x] [article PDF; supplementary material supp1 supp2 supp3]

Russell JA, CS Moreau, B Goldman-Huertas, M Fujiwara, DJ Lohman and NE Pierce (2009). Bacterial gut symbionts are tightly linked with the evolution of herbivory in ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(50): 21236-21241 [doi: 10.1073/pnas.0907926106] [PDF]

Canfield MR, E Greene, CS Moreau, N Chen and NE Pierce (2008). Exploring phenotypic plasticity and biogeography in emerald moths: A phylogeny of the genus Nemoria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 477-487 [doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.07.003] [PDF]

Hughes DP, NE Pierce and JJ Boomsma (2008). Social insect symbionts: evolution in homeostatic fortresses. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 672-677 [doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2008.07.011] [PDF]

Lohman DJ, P Djunijanti, NE Pierce and R Meier (2008). Phylogeography and genetic diversity of a widespread Old World butterfly, Lampides boeticus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 301- 305 [doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-301] [article PDF; additional file PDF]

Mathew J, MA Travassos, M Canfield, D Murawski, RL Kitching and NE Pierce (2008). The singing reaper: diet, morphology and vibrational signaling in the Nearctic species Feniseca tarquinius. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 18: 24-29 [PDF]

Travassos MA, PJ Devries and NE Pierce (2008). A novel organ and mechanism for larval sound production in butterfly caterpillars: Eurybia elvina (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 18: 20-23 [PDF]

Whiteman NK and NE Pierce (2008). Delicious poison: genetics of Drosophila host plant preference. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 473-478 [doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2008.05.010] [PDF]

Braby MF and NE Pierce (2007). Systematics, biogeography and diversification of the Indo-Australian genus Delias Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pieridae): phylogenetic evidence supports an ‘out-of-Australia’ origin. Systematic Entomology 32: 2-25 [doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2006.00349.x] [PDF]

Braby MF, NE Pierce and R Vila (2007). Phylogeny and historical biogeography of the subtribe Aporiina, with particular reference to Delias Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pieridae): implications for the origin of Australian butterflies? Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 90: 413-440 [PDF]

Kandul NP, VA Lukhtanov and NE Pierce (2007). Karyotypic diversity and speciation in Agrodiaetus butterflies. Evolution 61: 546-558 [doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2007.00046.x] [PDF]

Quek S-P, SJ Davies, PS Ashton, T Itino and NE Pierce (2007). The geography of diversification in mutualistic ants: a gene's-eye view into the Neogene history of Sundaland rain forests. Molecular Ecology 16: 2045-2062 [doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03294.x] [PDF]

Quental TB, MM Patten and NE Pierce (2007). Host plant specialization driven by sexual selection. American Naturalist 169: 830–836 [PDF]

Ramírez SR, B Gravendeel, RB Singer, CR Marshall and NE Pierce (2007). Dating the origin of the Orchidaceae from a fossil orchid with its pollinator. Nature 448:1042-1045 [doi: 10.1038/nature06039] [PDF]

Braby MF, R Vila and NE Pierce (2006). Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the Pieridae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea): higher classification and biogeography. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 147: 239-275 [PDF]

Eastwood R, NE Pierce, RL Kitching and JM Hughes (2006). Do ants enhance diversification in lycaenid butterflies? Phylogeographic evidence from a model myrmecophile, Jalmenus evagoras. Evolution 60: 315-327 [PDF]

Lohman DJ, Q Liao and NE Pierce (2006). Convergence of chemical mimicry in a guild of aphid predators. Ecological Entomology 31: 41-51 [PDF]

Moreau CS, CD Bell, R Vila, SB Archibald and NE Pierce (2006). Phylogeny of the Ants: Diversification in the Age of Angiosperms, Science 312(5770): 101-104 [doi: 10.1126/science.1124891] [PDF]

Wahlberg N, MF Braby, AVZ Brower, R de Jong, M Lee, S Nylin, NE Pierce, FAH Sperling, R Vila, AD Warren and E Zakharov (2005). Synergistic effects of combining morphological and molecular data in resolving the phylogeny of butterflies and skippers. Proc. R. Soc. Series B. 272: 1577-1586 [doi: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3124] [PDF]

Cui J, AK Bahrami, EG Pringle, G Hernandez-Guzman, CL Bender, NE Pierce and FM Ausubel (2005). Pseudomonas syringae manipulates systemic plant defence against pathogens and herbivores. PNAS 102: 1791-1796 [doi: 10.1073/pnas.0409450102] [PDF] [highlighted on Faculty of 1000; see also Nature Reviews Microbiology 3: 192 PDF]

Lukhtanov VA, NP Kandul, JB Plotkin, AV Dantchenko, D Haig and NE Pierce (2005). Reinforcement of pre-zygotic isolation and karyotype evolution in Agrodiaetus butterflies. Nature 436: 385-389 [doi: 10.1038/nature03704] [PDF] [cited by Science in their yearly round-up as one of the 10 breakthrough papers in evolutionary biology published in 2005; see Science 310: 1878-1879]

Als TD, R Vila, NP Kandul, DR Nash, S-H Yen, Y-F Hsu, AA Mignault, JJ Boomsma and NE Pierce (2004). The evolution of alternative parasitic life histories in Large Blue butterflies. Nature 432: 386-390 [doi: 10.1038/nature03020] [PDF] [see also News & Views: 293-284 PDF]

Kandul NP, JWS Coleman, VA Lukhtanov, DA Dantchenko, C Sekercioglu, D Haig and NE Pierce (2004). Phylogeny of Agrodiaetus Hübner 1822 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) inferred from mtDNA Sequences of COI and COII, and Nuclear Sequences of EF1-α: Karyotype diversification and species radiation. Systematic Biology 53(2): 278-298 [PDF]

Megens H-J, CHM van Moorsel, WH Piel, NE Pierce and R de Jong (2004). Tempo of speciation in a butterfly genus from the Southeast Asian tropics, inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 1181-1196 [PDF]

Megens H-J, WJ van Nes, CHM van Moorsel, NE Pierce and R de Jong (2004). Molecular phylogeny of the Oriental butterfly genus Arhopala (Lycaenidae, Theclinae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Systematic Entomology 29: 115-131 [PDF]

Quek S-P, SJ Davies, T Itino and NE Pierce (2004). Codiversification in an ant-plant mutualism: stem texture and the evolution of host use in Crematogaster (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) inhabitants of Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae). Evolution 58: 554-570 [PDF]

Campbell DL and NE Pierce (2003). Phylogenetic relationships of the Riodinidae: Implications for the evolution of ant association. In: Butterflies as Model Systems, Boggs, C, P Ehrlich and WB Watt (eds.). Chicago University Press, pp. 395-408 [PDF]

Cui J, G Jander, LR Racki, PD Kim, NE Pierce and FM Ausubel (2002). Signals involved in Arabidopsis resistance to Trichoplusia ni caterpillars induced by virulent and avirulent strains of the phytopathogen Pseudomonas syringae. Plant Physiology 129: 551-564 [PDF]

Fraser AM, T Tregenza, N Wedell, MA Elgar and NE Pierce (2002). Oviposition tests of ant preference in a myrmecophilous butterfly. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 15: 861-870 [PDF]

Pierce NE, MF Braby, A Heath, DJ Lohman, J Mathew, DB Rand and MA Travassos (2002). The ecology and evolution of ant association in the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera). Annual Review of Entomology 47: 733-771 [PDF]

Fraser AM, AH Axén and NE Pierce (2001). Assessing the quality of different ant species as partners of a myrmecophilous butterfly. Oecologia 129: 452-460 [PDF]

Hsu R, AD Briscoe, BSW Chang and NE Pierce (2001). Molecular evolution of a long wavelength-sensitive opsin in mimetic Heliconius butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 72: 435-449 [PDF]

Jander G, J Cui, E Nhan, NE Pierce and FM Ausubel (2001). The TASTY locus on chromosome 1 of Arabidopsis thaliana affects feeding of the insect herbivore, Trichoplusia ni. Plant Physiology 126: 890-898 [PDF]

Monteiro A and NE Pierce (2001). Phylogeny of Bicyclus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) inferred from COI, COII and EF-1alpha gene sequences. Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution 18: 264 - 281 [PDF]

Pierce NE (2001). Peeling the onion: symbioses between ants and blue butterflies. In: Dugatkin, LA (ed.) Model systems in behavioral ecology, Princeton University Press, Princeton, pp. 41-56 [PDF]

Pratt SC and NE Pierce (2001). The cavity-dwelling ant Leptothorax curvispinosus uses nest geometry to discriminate between potential homes. Animal Behaviour 62: 281-287 [PDF]

Yu DW, HB Wilson and NE Pierce (2001). Colonization trade-offs and the interaction with environmental heterogeneity. Ecology 82: 1761-1771 [PDF]

Campbell DL, AVZ Brower and NE Pierce (2000). Molecular evolution of the Wingless gene and its implications for the phylogenetic placement of the butterfly family Riodinidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea). Molecular Biology and Evolution 17: 684-696 [PDF]

Craig CL, C Riekel, ME Herberstein, RS Weber, D Kaplan and NE Pierce (2000). Evidence for diet effects on the composition of silk proteins produced by spiders. Molecular Biology and Evolution 17: 1904-1913 [PDF]

Haig D, NE Pierce and EO Wilson (2000). William Donald Hamilton (1936 - 2000). Science 287: 2438

Hughes L, BSW Chang, D Wagner and NE Pierce (2000). Effects of mating history on ejaculate size, fecundity, longevity, and copulation duration in the ant-tended lycaenid butterfly, Jalmenus evagoras. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 47: 119-128 [PDF]

Moran N, NE Pierce and J Seger (2000). W.D. Hamilton, 1936-2000. Nature Medicine 6: 367

Rand DB, A Heath, T Suderman and NE Pierce (2000). Phylogeny and life history evolution of the genus Chrysoritis within the Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I sequences. Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution 17: 85-96 [PDF]

Travassos MA and NE Pierce (2000). Acoustics, context and function of vibrational signalling in a lycaenid butterfly-ant mutualism. Animal Behaviour 60: 13-26 [PDF]

Craig CL, M Hsu, D Kaplan and NE Pierce (1999). A comparison of the composition of silk proteins produced by spiders and insects. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 7: 1904-1913 [PDF]

Kitching R, E Sheermeyer, R Jones and NE Pierce (eds.) (1999). The Biology of Australian Butterflies (Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Vol. 6); CSIRO Press, Sydney, 395 pages

Pierce NE and DR Nash (1999). The Imperial Blue, Jalmenus evagoras (Lycaenidae), In: Kitching R, E Sheermeyer, R Jones and NE Pierce (eds.). The Biology of Australian Butterflies (Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Vol. 6). CSIRO Press, Sydney, pp. 277-316 [PDF]

Axén A and NE Pierce (1998). Aggregation as a cost reducing strategy for lycaenid larvae. Behavioral Ecology 9: 109-115 [PDF]

Townson SM, BSW Chang, E Salcedo, LV Chadwell, NE Pierce and SG Britt (1998). Honeybee blue- and ultraviolet-sensitive opsins: cloning, heterologous expression in Drosophila, and physiological characterization. Journal of Neuroscience 18: 2412-2422 [PDF]

Yu DW and NE Pierce (1998). A castration parasite in a putative ant-plant mutualism. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 265: 375-382 [PDF]

Chang BSW, D Ayers, WC Smith and NE Pierce (1996). Cloning of the gene encoding honeybee long-wavelength rhodopsin: a new class of insect visual pigments. Gene 173: 215-219 [PDF]

Costa JT, JH McDonald and NE Pierce (1996). The effect of ant association on the population genetics of the Australian butterfly Jalmenus evagoras (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 58: 287-306 [PDF]

Costa JT and NE Pierce (1996). Social evolution in the Lepidoptera: ecological context and communication in larval societies. In: Crespi, BJ and JC Choe (eds.) Social competition and cooperation in insects and arachnids, Volume II: Evolution of sociality pp. 407-442 [PDF]

Pierce NE (1996). A scientist of great humanity. Insectarium 33: 3 (in Japanese)

Carlin NF, DS Gladstein, AJ Berry and NE Pierce (1995). Absence of kin discrimination in a soldier-producing aphid, Ceratovacuna japonica (Hemiptera: Pemphigidae; Cerataphidini). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102: 287-298 [PDF]

Evans JD and NE Pierce (1995). Effects of diet quality and queen number on growth in leptothoracine ant colonies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103: 91-99 [PDF]

Fiedler K, P Seufert, NE Pierce, JG Pearson and T Baumgarten (1995). Exploitation of lycaenid-ant mutalisms by braconid parasitoids. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 31: 153-168 [PDF]

Pierce NE (1995). Predatory and parasitic Lepidoptera: carnivores living on plants. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49: 412-453 [PDF]

Kane M and NE Pierce (1994). Diversity within diversity: molecular approaches to studying microbial interactions with insects. In: Schierwater, B, B Streit, GP Wagner and R DeSalle (eds.) Molecular methods in ecology and evolution, Birkhauser Verlag, pp. 509-524 [PDF]

Baylis M and NE Pierce (1993). The effects of ant mutualism on the foraging and diet of lycaenid caterpillars. In: Stamp, NE and TM Casey (eds.) Caterpillars: Ecological and Evolutionary Constraints on Foraging. Chapman and Hall, New York, pp. 404-421 [PDF]

Taylor MFJ, SW McKechnie, NE Pierce and M Kreitman (1993). The lepidopteran mitochondrial control region: structure and evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 10: 1259-1272 [PDF]

Baylis M and NE Pierce (1992). Lack of compensation by final instar larvae of the myrmecophilous lycaenid butterfly, Jalmenus evagoras for the loss of nutrients to ants. Physiological Entomology 17: 107-114 [PDF]

Baylis M and NE Pierce (1991). The effect of host plant quality on the survival of larvae and oviposition behaviour of adults of an ant-tended lycaenid butterfly, Jalmenus evagoras. Ecological Entomology 16: 1-9 [PDF]

Pierce NE, DR Nash, M Baylis and ER Carper (1991). Variation in the attractiveness of lycaenid butterfly larvae to ants. In: Cutler, D and C Huxley (eds.) Ant-plant interactions, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 131-143 [PDF]

Hill CJ and NE Pierce (1989). The effect of adult diet on the biology of butterflies. 1. The common imperial blue, Jalmenus evagoras. Oecologia (Berl) 81: 249-257 [PDF]

Pierce NE (1989). Butterfly-ant mutualisms. In: Grubb, PJ and J Whittaker (eds.) Towards a more exact ecology, Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 299-324 [PDF]

Elgar MA and NE Pierce (1988). Mating success and fecundity in an ant-tended lycaenid butterfly. In: Clutton-Brock, TH (ed.) Reproductive success: studies of selection and adaptation in contrasting breeding systems. Chicago University Press, Chicago, pp. 59-75 [PDF]

Smiley JT, PR Atsatt and NE Pierce (1988). Local distribution of the lycaenid butterfly, Jalmenus evagoras, in response to host ants and plants. Oecologia (Berl) 76: 416-422 [PDF]

May RM and NE Pierce (1987). No room for loners. Review of Animal Societies: Theories and Facts, Ito Y, JL Brown and J Kikkawa (eds.), Japan Scientific Societies Press. Nature 330: 32 [PDF]

Pierce NE (1987). The evolution and biogeography of associations between lycaenid butterflies and ants. In: Harvey, PH and L Partridge (eds.) Oxford Surveys in Evol Biol. Vol. IV, pp. 89-116 [PDF]

Pierce NE (1987). The remarkable life histories of lycaenid butterflies. Insectarium 24: 4-11 (in Japanese)

Pierce NE, RL Kitching, RC Buckley, MFJ Taylor and K Benbow (1987). The costs and benefits of cooperation between the Australian lycaenid butterfly, Jalmenus evagoras and its attendant ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 21: 237-248 [PDF]

Pierce NE and S Easteal (1986). The selective advantage of attendant ants for the larvae of a lycaenid butterfly, Glaucopsyche lygdamus. Journal of Animal Ecology 55: 451-462 [PDF]

Pierce NE and WR Young (1986). Lycaenid butterflies and ants: two-species stable equilibria in mutualistic, commensal, and parasitic interactions. American Naturalist 128: 216-227 [PDF]

Pierce NE (1985). Lycaenid butterflies and ants: selection for nitrogen fixing and other protein rich food plants. American Naturalist. 125: 888-895 [PDF]

Pierce NE and MA Elgar (1985). The influence of ants on host plant selection by Jalmenus evagoras, a myrmecophilous lycaenid butterfly. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 16: 209-222 [PDF]

Pierce NE (1984). Amplified species diversity: a case study of an Australian lycaenid butterfly and its attendant ants. In: Vane Wright, RI and PR Ackery (eds.) Biology of butterflies. XI Symp R Entomol Soc (Lond). Academic Press, London, pp. 197-200 [PDF]

Pierce NE and PS Mead (1981). Parasitoids as selective agents in the symbiosis between lycaenid butterfly caterpillars and ants. Science 211: 1185-1187 [PDF]

Design by Chris Baker  |  Banner image © Stu Rosner Photography
Last modified 18 May 2014