Publications

Zhang, W., Westerman, E.L., Nitzany, E., Palmer, S., Kronforst, M. (accepted) Tracing the origin and evolution of supergene mimicry in butterflies Nature Communications

Dijkstra, J.*, Westerman, E.L.*, Harris, L.G. (2017) Elevated seasonal temperatures eliminate thermal barriers of reproduction of a dominant invasive species: A community state change for northern communities? Diversity and Distributions 23(10) 1182-1192 Doi: 10.1111/ddi.12604  *co-first authors

Westerman, E.L., Monteiro, A. (2016) Rearing temperature influences adult response to changes in mating status. PLoS ONE Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146546 pdf

Westerman, E.L., Chirathivat, N+., Schyling, E+., Monteiro, A. (2014) Mate preference for a phenotypically plastic trait is learned, and may facilitate preference-phenotype matching. Evolution 68(6) 1661-1670 Doi: 10.1111/evo.12381 pdf

Westerman, E.L., Drucker, C.B+, Monteiro, A. (2014) Male and female mating behavior is dependent on social context in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana. Journal of Insect Behavior
27(4) 478-495 Doi: 10.1007/s10905-014-9441-9 pdf

Westerman, E.L. Monteiro A (2013) Odour influences whether females learn to prefer or
avoid wing patterns of male butterflies. Animal Behaviour 86: 1139-1145. Doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.09.002 pdf

Westerman, E.L., Hodgins-Davis, A., Dinwiddie, A., Monteiro, A. (2012) Biased learning affects mate choice in a butterfly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(27) 10948-10953. Doi: 10.1073/pnas.1118378109 pdf

Buss, L.W., Anderson, C., Westerman, E.L., Kritzberger, C+., Poudyal, M., Moreno, M., Lakkis, F. (2012) Allorecognition triggers autophagy and subsequent necrosis in the cnidarian Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. PLoS ONE 7(11): e48914. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048914 pdf

Dijkstra, J., Westerman, E., Harris, L.G. (2011) The effects of climate change on species composition, succession and phenology: A case study. Global Change Biology 17: 2360-2369. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02371.x pdf

Bear, A., Simons, A+., Westerman, E., Monteiro, A. (2010) The genetic, morphological, and physiological characterization of a dark larval cuticle mutation in the butterfly, Bicyclus anynana. PLoS ONE 5(7): e11563. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011563 pdf

Smits A+., Cooley J.R., Westerman E. (2010) Twig to root: Egg-nest density and underground nymph distribution in a periodical cicada (Hemiptera: Magicacada septendecim (L.)). Entomologica Americanan 116:73-77. Doi: 10.1664/09-RA-004R.1 pdf

Westerman, E., Dijkstra, J., Harris, L.G. (2009) High natural fusion rates in a botryllid ascidian. Marine Biology 156(12): 2613-2619. Doi: 10.1007/s00227-009-1287-x pdf

Westerman, E., Whitlatch, R., Dijkstra, J., and Harris, L.G. (2009) Variation in brooding period masks similarities in response to changing temperatures. Marine Ecology Progress Series 391:13-19. Doi: 10.3354/meps08107 pdf

Dijkstra, J., Dutton, A+., Westerman, E., Harris, L.G. (2008) Heart rate reflects osmotic stress levels in the two introduced colonial ascidians Botryllus schlosseri and Botrylloides violaceus. Marine Biology 154(5): 805-811. Doi: 10.1007/s00227-008-0973-4 pdf

Dijkstra, J., Harris, L.G., Westerman, E. (2007) Distribution and ecology of four colonial ascidians: Botryllus schlosseri, Botrylloides violaceus, Diplosoma listerianum and Didemnum sp. in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 342: 61-68. Doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.015 pdf

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