Recent Papers of Interest to the Lab

Here we provide links to papers that have, and continue to, inspire and inform our research.

Aug 18, 2017

Comparison of plant preference hierarchies of male and female moths and the impact of larval rearing hosts Thoming, G., Larsson, M.C., Hansson, B. S., Anderson, P., (2013) Ecology  94(8): 1744-1752 DOI: 10.1890/12-0907.1

Divergence in brain composition during the early stages of ecological speciation in Heliconius butterflies Montgomery, S.H., Merrill, R.M., (2017) Journal of Evolutionary Biology DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13027

Evolved differences in larval social behavior mediated by novel pheromones Mast, J.D., De Moraes, C.M., Alborn, H.T., Lavis, L.D., Stern, D.L., (2014) eLife 3e04205 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.04205

Males become choosier in response to manipulations of female wing ornaments in dry season Bicyclus anynana butterflies (2017) Journal of Insect Science 17(4): 81: 1-6 DOI: 10.1093/jisesa/iex053

Correction of a pathogenic gene mutation in human embryos Ma., H., Marti-Gutierrez, N., Park, S., Wu, J., Lee, Y., Suzuki, K., Kossi, A., Ji, D., Hayama, T., Ahmed, R., Darby, H., VanDyken, C., Li, Y., Kang, E., Park, A., Kim, D., Kim, S., Gong, J., Gu, Y., Xu, X., Battaglia, D., Krieg, S., Lee, D.M., Wu, D.H., Wolf, D.P., Heitren, S.B., Belmonte, J.C.I., Amato. P., Kim, J., Kaul, S., Mitalipov, S. (2017) Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature23305

What should the genome-wide significance threshold be? Empirical replication of borderline genetic associations Panagiotou, O.A., Ioannidis, J.P.A., Genome-Wide Significance Project International Journal of Epidemiology 41: 273-286 DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyr178

Aug 10, 2017

Morning light exposure for the treatment of winter depression: the one true light therapy? Wire-Justice, A., Anderson, J., (1990) Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 26(4):511-520

Aug 3, 2017

The effect of male sodium diet and mating history on female reproduction in the puddling squinting bush brown Bicyclus anynana (Lepidoptera) Molleman, F., Zwaag, B.J., Brakefield, P.M. (2004) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 56: 404-411 DOI: 10.1007/s00265-004-0789-2

The effect of an environmental change on mobile butterfly larvae and the nutritional quality of their hosts Hellmann, J.A. (2002) Journal of Animal Ecology 71: 925-936 DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2656.2002.00658.x

Mobbing calls: a signal transcending species boundaries Dutour, M., Léna, J., Lengagne, T. (2017) Animal Behaviour 131: 3-11 DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.07.004

Toll ligand Spatzle3 controls melanization in the stripe pattern formation in caterpillars KonDo, Y., Yoda, S., Mizoguchi, T., Ando, T., Yamaguchi, J., Yamamoto, K., Banno, Y., Fujiwara, H., (2017) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1707896114

July 20, 2017

Preferential mating versus mimicry: Disruptive selection and sex-limited dimorphism in Papilio glaucous Burns, J.M. (1966) Science 153(3735): 551-553 DOI:10.1126/science.153.3735.551

Small mosquitoes, large implications: crowding and starvation affects gene expression and nutrient accumulation in Aedes aegypti Price, D.P., Schilkey, F.D., Ulanov, A., Hansen, I.A., (2015) Parasites and Vectors 8:252 DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-0863-9

Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species The Heliconius Genome Consortium (2012) Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature11041

Allopreening in birds is associated with parental cooperation over offspring care and stable pair bonds across years Keeny, E., Birthed, T.R., Green, J.P. (2017) Behavioral Ecology DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arx078

July 6, 2017

The effects of capturing and marking on subsequent activity in Boloria acrocnema (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), with a comparison of different numerical models that estimate population size Gall, L.F. (1984) Biological Conservation 28: 139-154 DOI: 10.1016/0006-3207(84)90032-6

An investigation by pedigree breeding into the polymorphism of Papilio polytes, Linn Fryer, J.C.F., (1914) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B 204: 227-254

June 22, 2017

At the brink of eusociality: transcriptomic correlates of worker behavior in a small carpenter bee Rehan, S.M., Berens, A.J., Toth, A.L., (2014) BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:260, DOI: 10.1186/s12862-014-0260-6

Dispersal and gene flow in a butterfly with home range behavior: Heliconius erato (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Mallet, J., (1986) Oecologia 68: 210-217

Differential dispersal costs and sex-biased dispersal distance in a cooperatively breeding bird Kingma, S.A., Komdeur, J., Burke, T., Richardson, D.S. (2017) Behavioral Ecology DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arx075

Antennal transcriptome analysis of the piercing moth Oraesia emarginata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Feng, B., Guo, Q., Zheng, K., Qin, Y., du, Y., (2017) PLoS ONE 12(6): e0179433 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179433

June 8, 2017

A high-coverage draft genome of the mycalesine butterfly Bicyclus anynana Nowell, R.W., Elsworth, B., Oostra, V., Zwaan, B.J., Wheat, C.W., Saastamoinen, M., Saccheri, I.J., van’t Hof, A.E., Wasik, B.R., Connahs, H., Aslam, M.L., Kumar, S., Challis, R.J., Monteiro, A., Brakefield, P.M., Blaxter, M. (2017) GIGA Science DOI: 10.1093/gigascience/gix035

New frontiers in the integrative study of animal behavior: Nothing in neuroscience makes sense except in the light of behavior Hofmann, H.A., Renn, S.C.P., Rubinstein, D.R., (2016) Integrative and Comparative Biology DOI: 10.1093/icb/icw127

Genome, transcriptome, and methylome sequencing of a primitively eusocial wasp reveal a greatly reduced DNA methylation… Berets, A.J., Severin, A.J., Toth, A., (2016) Molecular Ecology DOI: 10.1111/mec.13578

Asynchrony in daily activity patterns of butterfly models and mimics Pinheiro, C.E.G., (2007) Journal of Tropical Ecology DOI: 10.1017/S0266467406003749

Photoperiod and temperature effects on the adult exclosion and mating rhythms in Pseudopidorus fasciata (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) Wu, S., Refinetti, R., Kok, L.T., Youngman, R.R., Reddy, G.V.P., Xue, F. (2014) DOI: 10.1603/EN14164

Investigation of hindwing folding in ladybird beetles by artificial elytron transplantation and microcomputed tomography Saito, K., Nomura, S., Yamamoto, S., Niyama, R., Okabe, Y. (2017) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1620612144

Motorboat noise impacts parental behaviour and offspring survival in a reef fish Nedelec, S.L., Redford, A.N., Pearl, L., Nedelec, B., McCormick, M.I., Meekan, M.G., Simpson, S.D., (2017) Proceedings of the Royal Society B DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0143

June 2, 2017

Early social learning triggers neurogenomic expression changes in a swordtail fish Cui R., Delclos, P.J., Schumer, M., Rosenthal, G.G. (2017) Proceedings of the Royal Society B DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0701

April 27, 2017

A neural basis for password-based species recognition in an avian brood parasite  Lynch, K.S., Giglio, A., Tyler, E., Coculo, J., Louder, M.I.M., Hauber, M.K. (2017) Journal of Experimental Biology DOI: 10.1242/jeb.158600

Reduced egg investment can conceal helper effects in cooperatively breeding birds Russell, A.F., Langmore, N.E., Cockburn, A., Astheimer, L.B., Kilner, R.M., (2007) Science 317 (941) DOI: 10.1126/science.1146037

Chronic neonicotinoid pesticide exposure and parasite stress differentially affects learning in honeybees and bumblebees Piiroinen S., Goulson, D., (2016) Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283 DOI: 10.11098/rspb.2016.0246

April 20, 2017

Phenotypic plasticity in female mate choice behavior is mediated by an interaction of direct and indirect genetic effects in Drosophila melanogaster Filice, D.C.S., Long, T.A.F., (2017) Ecology & Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2954

Flamboyant sexual signals: multiple messages for multiple receivers Zambre, A.M., Thaker, M., (2017) Animal Behaviour 127 DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.03.021

Deadbeats or losers: discretionary male parental investment can make females less choosy Meecham, F., Getty, T., (2017) Journal of Theoretical Biology  DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.04.014

April 13, 2017

Evolutionary constraints of warning signals: A genetic trade-off between the efficacy of larval and adult warning coloration can maintain variation in signal expression Lundstedt, C., Schroderus, E., Windstorm, L., Mappes, T., Mappes, J., (2016) Evolution DOI: 10.1111/evo.13066

Silence is not golden: the hissing calls of tits affect the behaviour of a nest predator Zub, K., Czeszczewik, D., Ruczynski, I., Kapusta, A., Walankiewicz, W. (2017) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71:79 DOI: 10.1007/s00265-017-2313-5

Transcriptomic insights into human brain evolution: acceleration, neutrality, heterochrony Somel,M., Rohlfs, R., Liu, X., (2014) Current Opinion in Genetics & Development DOI: 10.1016/j.gde.2014.09.001

April 6, 2017

Variation in cyanogenic compounds concentration within a Heliconoius butterfly community: does mimicry explain everything? Arias, M., Meichanetzoglou, A., Elias, M., Rosser, N., de-Silva, D.L., Nay, B., Llaurens, V., (2016) BMC Evolutionary Biology DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0843-5

Competition drives cooperation among closely related sperm of deer mice Fisher, H.S., Hoekstra, H.E., (2010) Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature08736

Escape behaviour of aposematic (Oophaga pumilio) and cryptic (Craugastor sp.) frogs in response to simulated predator approach Blanchette, A., Becza, N., Saporito, R.A., (2017) Journal of Tropical Ecology 33 DOI: 10.1017/S0266467417000037

March 30, 2017

Mate-choice copying: a fitness-enhancing behavior that evolves by indirect selection Santos, M., Sapage, M., Matos, M., Varela, S.A.M. (2017) Evolution DOI: 10.1111/evo.13235

Steroid hormone signaling during development has a latent effect on adult male sexual behavior in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana Bear, A., Prudic, K.L., Monteiro (2017) PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174403 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174403

Complex signals and comparative mate assessment in wolf spiders: results from multimodal playback studies Uetz, G.W., Stoffer, B., Lallo, M.M., Clark, D.L. (2017) Animal Behaviour DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.02.007

How sex-biased dispersal affects sexual conflict over care Kuiper, B., Johnstone, R., (2017) The American Naturalist, 189(5) DOI: 10.1086/691330

March 16, 2017

Experience buffers extrinsic mortality in a group-living bird species Griesser, M., et al (2017) Oikos DOI: 10.1111/oik.04098

Weaving animal temperament into food webs: implications for biodiversity Moran, N.P., Wong, B.B.M., Thompson, R.M. (2017) Oikos DOI: 10.1111/oik.0362

Ecological and genetic factors influencing the transition between host-use strategies in sympatric Heliconius butterflies Merrill, R.M., Naisbit, R.E., Mallet, J., Jiggins, C.D. (2013) DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12194

March 10, 2017

Shorter dynamics reveals seasonality in a subtropical Heliconius butterfly Sobral Souza, T., Francini, R.B., Guimaraes, M., Benson, W.W. (2015) Journal of Insects DOI: 10.1155/2015/761058

Warning signals are seductive: Relative contributions of color and pattern to predator avoidance and mate attraction in Heliconius butterflies Finkbeiner, S.D., Briscoe, A., Reed, R.D., (2014) Evolution 68 (12) 3410-3420 DOI: 10.1111/evo.12524

Adopt, ignore, or kill? Male poison frogs adjust parental decisions according to their territorial status Ringer, E., Beck, K.B., Heinlein, S., Huber. L., Ringler, M.(2017) Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/srep43544

Observer bias in animal behavior research: can we believe what we score, if we score what we believe? Tuyttens, F.A.M., de Graaf, S., Hearkens, J.L.T., Jacobs, L., Nalon, E., Ott, S., Stadig, L., Van Laer, E., Ampe, B., (2014) Animal Behaviour 90 273-280 DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.02.007

Feb 3, 2017

Genes underlying reproductive division of labor in termites, with comparisons to social Hymenoptera Korb, J. (2016) Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00045

Open cup nests evolved from roofed nests in the early passerines Price, J.J., Griffith, S.C. (2017) Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 238: 20162708 DOI: 10.1098/rspb2016.2708

Jan 27, 2017

Survival benefits select for group living in a social spider despite reproductive costs Bilde, T., Coates, K.S., Birkhofer, K., Bird, T., Maklakov, A.A., Lubin, Y., Aviles, L. (2007) Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 2412-2426 DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2007.01407.x

Carry-over effects of food supplementation on recruitment and breeding performance of long-lived seabirds Vincenzi, S., Hatch, S., Marking, T., Kitaysky, A.S. (2015) Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20150762 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0762

Jan 20, 2017

Mosquitoes use vision to associate odor plumes with thermal targets van Breugel, F., Riffle, J., Fairhall, A., Dickinson, M.H. (2015) Current Biology 25(16) 2123-2129 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.046

Eggshell coloration and its importance in postmating sexual selection Polacek, M., Grigio, M., Miksik, I., Bartikova, M. (2016) Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2664

Who cares? Effect of copying style and social context on brood care and defense in superb fairy-wrens van Asten, T., Hall, M.L., Mulder, R.A., (2016) Behavioral Ecology 27(6) 1745-1755 DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arw096

Jan 13, 2017

Phenotypic plasticity in sex pheromone production in Bicyclus anynana butterflies Dion, E., Monteiro, A., Yew, J.Y. (2016) Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/srep39002

Yellow and the Novel Aposematic Signal, Red, Protect Delias Butterflies from Predators Wee, J.J. Q., Monteiro, A. (2017) PLoS ONE 12(1): e0168243 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168243

Song evolution in Maluridae: influences of natural and sexual selection acoustic structure Greig, E.I., Price, J.J., Pruitt-Jones, S. (2013) Emu, 113, 270-281 DOI: 10.1071/MU12078

Dec 9, 2016

Mind the gap: Neural coding of species identity in birdsong prosody Araki. M., Bandi., M.M., Yazaki-Sugiyama, Y. (2016) Science 354(6317) 1282-1287 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaha6799

Occurrence of Ctenomys mendocinus in a high-altitude cold desert: effect on density, biomass, and fitness of sagebrush plants Andino, N. & Borghi, C. (in press) Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.157/AAAR0015-061

Impact of male condition on his spermatophore and consequences for female reproductive performance in the Glanville fritillary butterfly Deploy, A., Woestmann, L., Gallego-Zamorano, J., Saastamoinen, M. (in press) Insect Science DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12424

Dec 2, 2016

Artificial selection on male genitalia length alters female brain size Beeches, S.D., Booksmythe, I., Kotrschal, A., Jennions, M.D., Kolm, N. (2016) Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 283 20161796 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1796

The ontogeny of foraging in squirrel monkeys, Saimiri oerstedi Boinski, S. & Fragaszy, D.M. (1989) Animal Behavior 37 415-428

Nov 4, 2016

The presence of a functionally tripartite through-gut in Ctenophora has implications for Metazoan character trait evolution Presell, J.S., Vandepas, L.E., Warren, K.J., Swalla, B.J., Amemiya, C.T., Browne, W.E. (2016) Current Biology 26(20) 2814-2820 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.08.019

Abrupt geographical transition between aposematic color forms in the spittlebug Prosapia ignipectus (Fitch) (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) Thompson V. & Carvalho G.S. (2016) Psyche: A Journal of Entomology DOI: 10.1155/2016/36230992

How sensory drive can promote speciation Boughman, J.W. (2002) TRENDS in Ecology & Evolution 17 (12) 571-577 DOI: 10.1016/S0169-5347(02)02595-8

Oct 28, 2016

Quantifying gene expression: the importance of being subtle Montiero Silva, G. & Vogal, C.  (2016) Molecular Systems Biology 12 885-886 DOI: 10.15252/msb.20167325

Sitophilus zeamais– Induced rice grain volatiles: attractiveness towards the generalist parasitoid wasp, Theocolax elegans Tang, Q. (2016) Pakistan Journal of Zoology 48(6) 1817-1824

Coastal urban lighting has ecological consequences for multiple trophic levels under the sea Bolton, D., Mayer-Pinto, M., Clark, G.F., Saffron, K.A., Brassil, W.A., Becker, A., Johnston, E.L. (2017) 576 1-9 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.037

Species divergence in field crickets: genetics, song, ecomorphology, and pre- and post zygotic isolation Gray, D.A., Gutierrez, N. J., Chen, T.L., Gonzalez, C., Weissman, D.B., Cole, J.A. (2015) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 117 (2) 192-205 DOI: 10.1111/bij.12668

Tuft size matters: the effects of adult visual social experience on female mat preferences in a wolf spider Stoffer, B. & Uetz, G. W. (2016) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, DOI: 10.1007/s00265-016-2225-9

Oct 21,2016

A drone with insect-inspired folding wings L. Dufour, K. Owen, S. Mintchev, D. Floriano (2016) IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS. No. EPFL-CONF-221316.2016

How differences in the settling behaviour of moths (Lepidoptera) may contribute to sampling bias when using automated light traps M. Wolfling, M.C. Becker, B. Uhl, A. Traub, K. Fiedler (2016) European Journal of Entomology 113 502-506 DOI: 10.14411/eje.2016.066

Potential targets for selection during the evolution of viviparity in cold-climate reptiles H. Li, M. Elphick, R. Shine (2016) Oecologia DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3752-9

Predictable convergence in hemoglobin function has unpredictable molecular underpinnings C. Natarajan, F.G. Hoffmann, R.E. Weber, A. Fago, C. Witt, J.F. Storz (2016) Science 354(6310) 336-339 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf9070

Reinforcement of pre-zygotic isolation and karyotype evolution in Agrodiaetus butterflies V.A. Lukhtanov, N.P. Kandul, J.B. Plot kin, A.V. Dantchenko, D. Haig (2005) Nature 436 385-389 DOI: 10.1038/nature03704

Oct 14, 2016

Sex pheromone recognition and characterization of three pheromone-binding proteins in the legume pod borer, Maruca vitiate Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) A. Mao, J. Zhou, B. Mao, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, D. Li, P. Wang, K. Liu, X. Wang, H. Ai (2016) Scientific Reports 6:34484 DOI: 10.1038/srep34484

Avoidance of an aposematically coloured butterfly by wild birds in a tropical forest D. D. Dell’aglio, M. Stevens, C.D. Jiggins (2016) Ecological Entomology 41:627-632 DOI: 10.1111/een.12335

Variable wing venation in Agathiphaga (Lepidoptera: Agathiphagidae) is key to understanding the evolution of basal moths S. R. Schachat & G. W. Gibbs (2016) Royal Society Open Science 3:160453 DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160453

Birds at the winter feeder do not recognize an artificially coloured predator P. Vesely, M.Bursikova, R. Fuchs (2016) Ethology DOI: 10.1111/eth.12565

Climate change, nutrition, and bottom-up and top-down food web processes A. E. Rosenblatt & O.J. Schmitz (2016) Trends in Ecology & Evolution DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.09.009

Escape behavior: dynamic decisions and a growing consensus D. T. Blumstein, D.S.M. Samia, W. E. Cooper Jr. (2016) Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 12:24-29 DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2016.08.006

Oct 7, 2016

Effect of competitive cues on reproductive morphology and behavioral plasticity in male fruitflies A. Bretman, C. Fricke, J.D. Westmancoat, T. Chapman (2016) Behavioral Ecology 27(2) 452-461 DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arv170

Imaginal behavior in butterflies of the family Heliconiidae: Changing social patterns and irrelevant actions (an oldie but a goodie) J. Crane (1957) Zoologica: New York Zoological Society 42 (12) 135-145.

The benefit of being a social butterfly: communal roosting deters predation S.D. Finkbeiner, A.D. Briscoe, R.D. Reed (2012) Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279 2769-2776 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0203

Caterpillar hairs as an anti-parasitoid defence A. Kageyama & S. Sugiura (2016) The Science of Nature 103:86 DOI: 10.1007/s00114-016-1441y

Sept 30, 2016

Song discrimination by nestling collared flycatchers during early development S.E. McFarlane, A. Soderberg, D. Wheatcroft, A. Qvarnstrom (2016) Biology Letters 12: 20160234 DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0234

To smell you better: prior food deprivation increases herbivore insect responsiveness to host plant M.T. Defago, M. Videla, G. Valladares (2016) Journal of Insect Behavior DOI: 10.1007/s1095-016-9577-x

Distribution of Virachola livia (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) eggs and influence of conspecific aggregation and avoidance behavior A. M. Mokhtar & S.S. Al Nabhani (2016) Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 18 1593-1604 DOI:

Sept 23, 2016

The coevolution of sexual imprinting by males and females M.A. Gomez-Llano et al, (2016) Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2409

Butterfly learning and the diversification of plant leaf shape D.D. Dell’Aglio et al, (2016) Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4:81, DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00081

A bird’s eye view of two mimetic tropical butterflies: coloration matches predator’s sensitivity T.J. Thurman & B.M. Seymoure (2016) Journal of Zoology 298, 159-168,  DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12305

Solving Australia’s language puzzle M. Erard (2016) Science 353, 1357-1359. DOI: 10.1126/science.353.6303.1357