Sarnat, E.M., & Economo, E.P. 2012. The Ants of FijiUniversity of California Press.

Journal Articles​

(This list includes publications authored by Economo Unit members [in bold] listing affiliation with OIST)


Li, Z., Azuma, F., Bachmann, V., Frank, E.., Oliveira-Honorato, T., Parker, D.J., Economo, E.P., Ulrich, Y. (In Press) Behavioural individuality determines infection risk in clonal ant colonies. Nature Communications.

Nathan, P, Economo, E.P., Guénard, B.P., Simonsen, A., Fredrickson, M.E. (In Press) Generalized mutualisms promote range expansion in both plant and ant partners. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B.

Luo, Y., Taylor, A., Weigelt, P., Guénard, B., Economo, E.P., Nowak, A., Inderjit, Kreft, H. (In Press) Climate and ant diversity explain the global distribution of ant-plant mutualisms. Ecography.

Richter, A., Economo, E.P. (In Press) The feeding apparatus of ants: An overview of structure and function. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: B.

French, C.M., Bertola, L.D., Carnaval, A.C., Economo, E.P., Kass, J.M., Lohman, D.J., Marske, K.A., Meier, R., Overcast, I., Rominger, A.J., Staniczenko, P., Hickerson, M.J. (In Press) Global determinants of the distribution of insect genetic diversity. Nature Communications.

Riaz, M., Warren, D., Wittwer, C., Cocchiararo, B., Hundertmark, I., Reiners, T.E., Klimpel, S., Pfenninger, M., Khaliq, I., Nowak, C. (2023) Using eDNA to understand predator–prey interactions influenced by invasive species. Oecologia

Simões Marianna, V. P., Nuñez-Penichet, C., Warren, D. Schmitt, T., Krull, M. (2023) Regional anthropogenic disturbance and species-specific niche traits influence the invasiveness of European beetle species. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11

Aibekova, L., Keller, R., Katzke, J., Allman, D.M., Hita-Garcia, F., Labonte, D., Narendra, A., Economo, E.P. (2023) Parallel and divergent morphological adaptations for jumping in ants. Integrative Organismal Biology 5: obad026.

Khalife, A., Billen, J., Economo, E.P. (2023) Evidence of a thoracic crop in workers, soldiers and queens of Carebara perpusilla ants (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). The Science of Nature 110: 36.

Dinets, V., Friedman, N.R., Ogasawara, M., Yoshimura, M., Preble, J.H., and Economo, E.P. (2023) Impacts on bats by a supertyphoon vs. ordinary typhoons along a habitat urbanization gradient. Research in Ecology 5: 14-27.

Wang, C., Chung, F., Lin, C., Katzke, J., Economo, E.P., Billen, J. (2023) Morphology of the metapleural gland and its associated novel atrial cone gland in Strumigenys ants. Micron, 171: 103463.

Liu, D., Essl, F., Lenzner, B., Moser, D., Blackburn, T.M., Cassey, P., Biancolini, D., Capinha, C., Dawson, W., Dyer, E.E., Guénard, B., Economo, E.P., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., van Kleunen, M., Nentwig, W., Rondinini, C., Seebens, H., Semenchuk, P., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Dullinger, S. (2023) The impact of land use on alien species incidence and richness in local assemblages worldwide. Nature Communications, 14: 2090.

Wong, M., Economo, E.P., Guénard, B.G. (2023) The global spread and invasion capacities of alien ants. Current Biology, 33(3): 566-571.

Liu, C., Economo, E.P., Guénard, B.G. (2023) GABI-I: The global ant biodiversity informatics-island database. Ecology, 104(4): e3969.

Richter, A., Boudinot, B., Hita Garcia, F., Billen, J., Economo, E.P., Beutel, R.G. (2023) Wonderfully weird: The head anatomy of the armadillo ant Tatuidris tatusia (Formicidae: Agroecomyrmecinae). Myrmecological News, 33: 35-75.

Overcast, I., Achaz, G., Aguilée, R., Andújar, C., Arribas, P., Creedy, T.J., Economo E.P., Etienne, R., Gillespie, R., Jacquet, C., Jay, F., Kennedy, S., Krehenwinkel, H., Lambert A., Meramveliotakis E., Noguerales, V., Perez-Lamarque, B., Roderick, G., Rogers, H., Ruffley, M., Sanmartin, I., Vogler, A.P., Papadopoulou, A., Emerson, B.C., Morlon, H. (2023) Towards a genetic theory of island biogeography: Inferring processes from multidimensional community-scale data. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 32: 4-23.

Wang, R., Kass, J.M., Galkowski, C., Garcia, F., Hamer, M.T., Radchenko, A., Salata, S.D., Schifani, E., Yusupov, Z.M., Economo, E.P., Guénard, B. (2023) Geographic and climatic constraints on bioregionalization of European ants. Journal of Biogeography, 50: 503-514.

Galante, P.J., Triguero, S.C., Paz, A., Aiello-Lammens, M., Gerstner, B.E.,  Johnson, B.A., Kass, J.M., Meow, C., Noguera-Urbano, E.A., Pinilla-Buitrago, G.E. & Blair, M.E. (2023) changeRangeR: An R package for reproducible biodiversity change metrics from species distribution estimates. Conservation Science and Practice, 5(1): e12863.

Goodman, A.M., Kass, J.M. & Ware, J. (2023) Dynamic distribution modelling of the swamp tigertail dragonfly Synthemis eustalacta (Odonata: Anisoptera: Synthemistidae) over a 20-year bushfire regime. Ecological Entomology, 48(2): 209-225.

Kass, J.M., Pinilla-Buitrago, G.E., Paz, A., Johnson, B.A., Grisales-Betancur, V., Meehan, S.I., Attali, D., Broennimann, O., Galante, P.J., Maitner, B.S., Owens, H.L., Varela, S., Aiello-Lammens, M.E., Merow, C., Blair, M.E. & Anderson, R.P. (2023) wallace 2: a shiny app for modeling species niches and distributions redesigned to facilitate expansion via module contributions. Ecography, 2023(3): e06547.


Emerson, B.C., Borges, P.A.V., Cardoso, P., Convey, P., deWaard, J.R., Economo, E.P., Gillespie, R., Kennedy, S., Krehenwinkel, H., Meier, R., Roderick, G., Strasberg, D., Thébaud, C., Traveset, A., Creedy, T.J., Meramveliotakis, E., Noguerales, V., Overcast, I., Morlon, H., Papadopoulou, A., Vogler, A.P., Arribas, P., Andújar, C. (2022) Collective and harmonised high-throughput barcoding of insular arthropod biodiversity: toward a Genomic Observatories Network for islands. Molecular Ecology.

Liu, C., Fischer, G., Liu, Q., Peng, Y.Q., Economo, E.P., Guénard, B. (In Press) Updating the taxonomy of the ant genus Myrmecina (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in China with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa, 5182.

Wepfer, P., Nakajima, Y., Economo, E.P., Mitarai, S. (2022) The oceanographic isolation of the Ogasawara Islands and genetic divergence in a reef-building coral. Journal of Biogeography, 49: 1978-1990.

Wang, W.,  Soh, E.J.Y., Yong, G.W.J., Wong, M.K.L., Guénard, B.G., Economo, E.P., Yamane, S. (2022) Remarkable diversity in a little red dot: a comprehensive checklist of known ant species in Singapore (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with notes on ecology and taxonomy. Asian Myrmecology 15: 015006.

Kennedy, S., Calaor, J. Hans, J., Zurápiti, Y., Yoshimura, M., Choo, J., Andersen, J., Callagan, J., Roderick, G.K., Krehenwinkel, H., Rogers, H., Gillespie, R.G., Economo, E.P. (In Press) Richness and resilience in the Pacific: DNA metabarcoding enables parallelized evaluation of biogeographic patterns. Molecular Ecology.

Arribas, P. Andújar, C., Bohmann, K., deWaard, J., Economo, E.P., Elbrecht, V., Geisen, S., Goberna, M., Krehenwinkel, H., Novotny, V., Zinger, L., Creedy, T.J., Emmanouil Meramveliotakis, E., Noguerales, V., Overcast, I., Morlon, H., Papadopoulou, A., Vogler, A.P., Emerson, B.C. (2022) Toward global integration of biodiversity big data: a harmonised metabarcode data generation module for terrestrial arthropods. GigaScience 11: 1-12.

Peterson, A. T., …44 authors including Kass, J. and Warren D.L.,…Zurrell, D. (2022). ENM2020: A free online course and set of resources on modeling species niches and distributions. Biodiversity Informatics, 17: 1-5.

Kass, J., Guénard, B., Dudley, K., Jenkins, C.N., Azuma, F., Fisher, B.L., Parr, C.L., Gibb, H., Longino, J.T., Ward, P.S., Chao, A., Lubertazzi, D., Weiser, M., Jetz, W., Guralnick, R., Blatrix, R., Des Lauriers, J., Donoso, D., Georgiadis, C., Gomez, K., Hawkes, P., Johnson, R.A., Lattke, J., MacGown, J.A., Mackay, W., Robson, S., Sanders, N., Dunn, R.R., Economo, E.P. (2022) The global distribution of known and undiscovered ant biodiversity. Science Advances 8: eabp9908.

Parker, E., Jones, C., Economo, E.P., Zapfe, K.L. Federman, S., Near, T.J. Dornburg, A. (2022) Pulsed extinction drives convergence in the adaptive radiation of Antarctic fishes. The American Naturalist.

Khalife, A., Peeters, C., Economo, E.P. (2022) Minute workers and large soldiers in the subterranean ant Carebara perpusilla: functional consequences of muscle allometry in the thorax. Arthropod Structure & Development 69: 101188.

Saeedi, H., Warren, D.L., Brandt, A. (2022). The environmental drivers of benthic fauna diversity and community composition. Frontiers in Marine Science 9: 804019

Andrade-Silva, J., Baccaro, F.B., Prado, L.P., Warren, D.L., Kass, J., Guenard, B., Economo, E.P., Silva, R.R. (2022) A large-scale assessment of ant diversity across the Brazilian Amazon Basin: integrating geographic, ecological, and morphological drivers of sampling bias. Ecography 16: e0695.

Gómez, K., Kouakou, L., Fischer, G., Hita–Garcia, F., Katzke, J., Economo, E.P. (2022) Pheidole klaman sp. n.: A new addition from Ivory Coast to the Afrotropical pulchella species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Zookeys 1104: 129-157.

Kass, J. M., Takashina, N., Friedman, N. R., Kusumoto, B., Blair, M. E. (2022). Idea paper: Improving forecasts of community composition with lightweight biodiversity monitoring across ecological and anthropogenic disturbance gradients. Ecological Research, 37: 466 – 470.

Aibekova, L., Boudinot, B., Beutel, R. G., Richter, A., Keller, R. A., Hita Garcia, F., Economo, E. P. (2022) The skeletomuscular system of workers of the generalized ant genus Formica (Formicidae). Insect Systematics and Diversity 6: 2.

La Richeliere, F., Dunn, R., Economo, E.P., Guénard, B., Sanders, N., Weiser, M., Abouheif, E., Lessard, J.P. (2022) Warm and arid regions of the world are hotspots of social complexity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 289: 20211899.

Merow, C., Galante, P.J., Kass, J.M., Aiello-Lammens, M. E, Babich Morrow, C., Gerstner, B. E, et al.(2022) Operationalizing expert knowledge in species’ range estimates using diverse data types. Frontiers of Biogeography 14.2, e53589.

Katzke, J. Puchenkov, P., Stark, H., Economo, E.P. (2022) A roadmap to reconstructing muscle architecture from micro-CT data. Integrative Organismal Biology 4: obac001.

Morente-López,J., Kass, J. M., Lara-Romero, C., Serra-Diaz, J. M., Soto-Correa, J. C., Anderson, R. P., & Iriondo, J. M. (2022). Linking ecological niche models and common garden experiments to predict phenotypic differentiation in stressful environments: Assessing the adaptive value of marginal populations in an alpine plant. Global Change Biology, 28: 4143-4162.

Takashina, N., Jenkins, C., Planck, M., Economo, E.P. (2022) Species-range size distributions: integrating the effects of speciation, transformation, and extinction. Ecology and Evolution 12: e8341.

Richter, A., Boudinot, B., Yamamoto, S., Katzke, J. & Beutel, R.G. (2022) The first reconstruction of the head anatomy of a Cretaceous insect, †Gerontoformica gracilis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), and the early evolution of ants. Insect Systematics and Diversity, 6(5): 1-80.

Casadei-Ferreira, A., Feitosa, R.M. & Pie, M.R. (2022) Size and shape in the evolution of the worker head in Pheidole ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Zoology, 317(4): 270-282.

Boudinot, B., Richter, A., Katzke, J., Keller, R., Economo, E.P., Beutel, R., Yamamoto, S. (2022) Evidence for the evolution of eusociality in stem ants and a systematic revision of †Gerontoformica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 195: 1355-1389.


Hu, Z. M., Zhang, Q. S., Zhang, J., Kass, J. M., Mammola, S., Fresia, P., Draisma, S. G. A., Assis, J., Jueterbock, A., Yokota, M., & Zhang, Z. (2021). Intraspecific genetic variation matters when predicting seagrass distribution under climate change. Molecular Ecology 30: 3840–3855.

Owens, H. L., Merow, C., Maitner, B., Kass, J. M., Barve, V., Guralnick, R. (2021). occCite: Tools for querying and managing large biodiversity occurrence datasets. Ecography 44: 1228 – 125.

Silva, R….(203 authors including Economo, E.P.)…Ribiero, M.A. (2021) ATLANTIC ANTS: a dataset of ants in Atlantic Forests of South America. Ecology 103: e03580.

Beutel, R., Friedrich, F., Economo, E.P. (2021). Patterns of morphological simplification and innovation in the megadiverse Holometabola (Insecta). Cladistics 38: 227-235.

Klunk, C.L., Argenta, M.A., Casadei-Ferreira, A., Economo, E.P., Pie, M.R. (2021) Mandibular morphology, task specialization, and bite mechanics in Pheidole ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Royal Society Interface 18: 179.

Gavrutenko, M., Gerstner, B. E., Kass. J. M., Goodman, S., & Anderson, R. P. (2021). Temporal matching of occurrence localities and forest cover data helps improve range estimates and predict climate change vulnerabilities. Global Ecology and Conservation 27: e01569.

Richter, A., Keller, R.A., Hita Garcia, F., Billen, J., Katzke, J., Boudinot, B.E., Economo, E.P., Beutel, R.G. (2021) Head anatomy of Protanilla lini (Leptanillinae, Formicidae, Hymenoptera) and a hypothesis of their mandibular movement. Myrmecological News 31: 85-1114.

Baumbach, L., Warren D.L. , Yousefpour, R., Hanewinkel, M. (2021). Climate change may induce connectivity loss and mountaintop extinction in Central American forests. Communications Biology 4: 869.

Hoffman, R., T. Lehmann, D.L. Warren, and I. Ruf. 2021. The squirrel is in the detail: Anatomy and morphometry of the tail in Sciuromorpha (Rodentia, Mammalia). Journal of Morphology 282:1659-1682.

Casadei-Ferreira, A., Friedman, N.R., Economo, E.P., Pie, M.R., Feitosa, R.M. (2021) Head and mandible shapes are highly integrated yet represent two distinct modules within and among worker sub-castes of the ant genus PheidoleEcology & Evolution 11: 6104-6118.

Booher, D., Gibson, J., Liu, C., Longino, J.T., Fisher, B.L., Janda, M., Narula, N., Toulkeridou, E., Mikheyev, A.S., Suarez, A., Economo, E.P. (2021) Functional innovation promotes diversification of form in the evolution of an ultrafast trap-jaw mechanism in ants. PLoS Biology.19: e3001031.

Sigler, K., Warren, D.L., Tracy, B., Forrestel, E., Hogue, G., Dornburg, A.. (2021() Assessing temporal biases across aggregated historical spatial data: a case study of North Carolina’s freshwater fishes. Ecosphere 12: 12.

Kass, J. M., Meenan, S. I., Tinoco, N., Burneo, S. F., & Anderson, R. P. (2021). Improving area of occupancy estimates for parapatric species using distribution models and support vector machines. Ecological Applications 31: e02228.

Suzuki, Y., Economo, E.P. (2021) From species sorting to mass effects: spatial network structure mediates the transition between metacommunity archetypes. Ecography 44: 1-12

Ross, S.R.P-J., Friedman, N.R., Yoshimura, M., Yoshida, T., Donohue, I.*, Economo, E.P.* (2021) Utility of acoustic indices for ecological monitoring in complex sonic environments. Ecological Indicators. 121: 107114. *joint supervision

Rosas-Mejia, M., Guénard, B., Aguilar-Méndez, M.J., Ghilardi, A., Vásquez-Bolaños, M., Economo, E.P., Janda, M. (2021) Introduced ants (Formicidae: Hymenoptera) in Mexico – the first database of records. Biological Invasions 23: 1669-1680.

Sharaf , M. R., Mohamed, A. A., Boudinot, B. E., Wetterer, J. K., Hita Garcia, F., Al Dhafer, H. Am., Aldawood, A. S. (2021) Monomorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Arabian Peninsula with description of two new species, M. heggyi sp. n. and M. khalidi sp. n. PeerJ 9: e10726.

Ryo, M., Angelov, B., Mammola, S., Kass, J. M., Benito, B. M., Hartig, F. (2020) Explainable artificial intelligence enhances the ecological interpretability of black‐box species distribution models. Ecography 44: 199–205.

Zhang, Z., Kass, J. M., Mammola, S., Koizumi, I., Li, X., Tanaka, K., Ikeda, K., Suzuki, T., Yokota, M., Usio, N. (2021) Lineage-level distribution models lead to more realistic climate change predictions for a threatened crayfish. Diversity and Distributions 27: 684-695.

Piquet, J.C., Warren, D.L., Bolaños, J.F.S., Rivero, J.M.S., Gallo-Barneto, R., Cabrera-Pérez, M.Á., Fisher, R.N., Fisher, S.R., Rochester, C.J., Hinds, B., Nogales, M. (2021) Could climate change benefit invasive snakes? Modelling the potential distribution of the California Kingsnake in the Canary Islands. Journal of Environmental Management 294: 112917.

Warren, D.L., Eytan, R.I., Dornburg, A., Iglesias, T.L., Brandley, M.C., Wainwright, P.C. (2021) Reevaluating claims of ecological speciation in Halichoeres bivittatus. Ecology and Evolution 11 (16), 11449-11456

Arribas, P. et al., (24 others including Kennedy, S.) (2021). Connecting high‐throughput biodiversity inventories: Opportunities for a site‐based genomic framework for global integration and synthesis. Molecular Ecology 30: 1120-1135.

Warren, D. L., Matzke, N. J., Cardillo, M., Baumgartner, J. B., Beaumont, L. J., Turelli, M., Glor, R. E., Huron, N. A., Simões, M., Iglesias, T. L. Piquet, J. C., Dinnage, R. (2021). ENMTools 1.0: an R package for comparative ecological biogeography. Ecography 44: 504-511.

Takashina, N., Economo, E.P. (2021) Developing generalized sampling schemes with known error properties: the case of a moving observer. Ecography 44: 293–306.

Lamb, A.D., Lippi, C.A., Watkins‐Colwell, G.J., Jones, A., Warren, D.L., Iglesias, T.L., Brandley, M.C., Dornburg, A. (2021) Comparing the dietary niche overlap and ecomorphological differences between invasive Hemidactylus mabouia geckos and a native gecko competitor. Ecology and Evolution 11: 18719-18732.

Zhang, Z., Kass, J. M., Mammola, S., Koizumi, I., Xuecao, L., Tanaka, K., Ikeda, K., Suzuki, T., Yokota, M., & Usio, N. (2021). Lineage‐level distribution models lead to more realistic climate change predictions for a threatened crayfish. Diversity and Distributions 27: 684–695.

Kass, J. M., Muscarella, R., Galante, P. J., Bohl, C., Pinilla-Buitrago, G. E., Boria, R. A., Soley‐Guardia, M., & Anderson, R. P. (2021). ENMeval 2.0: redesigned for customizable and reproducible modeling of species’ niches and distributions. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 12: 1602 – 1608.

Ross, S.R.P.-J., Suzuki, Y.,  Kondoh, M., Suzuki, K., Martín, P.V. & Dornelas, M. (2021) Illuminating the intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of ecological stability across scales, Ecological Research, 36(3): 364-378.

2020 -

Kass , J. M., Anderson, R. P., Espinosa-Lucas, A., Juárez-Jaimes, V., Martínez-Salas, E., Botello, F., Tavera, G., Flores-Martínez, J. J., Sánchez-Cordero, V. (2020) Biotic predictors with phenological information improve range estimates for migrating monarch butterflies in Mexico. Ecography 43: 341-352Editor’s Choice.

Sharaf, M. R., Aldawood, A. S., Mohamed, A. A., Hita Garcia, F. (2020) The genus Lepisiota Santschi, 1926 of the Arabian Peninsula with the description of a new species, Lepisiota elbazi sp. nov. from Oman, an updated species identification key, and assessment of zoogeographic affinities. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 76: 127-152.

Casadei-Ferreira, A., Economo, E.P., Feitosa, R.M. (2020) Additions to the taxonomy of Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the southern grasslands of Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 64:e20200068a.

Peeters, C., Keller, R.A., Khalife, A., Fischer, G., Katzke, J., Blanke, A., Economo, E.P. (2020) The loss of flight in ant workers enabled an evolutionary redesign of the thorax for ground labour. Frontiers in Zoology 17: 33.

Liu, C., Fischer, G., Hita Garcia, F., Yamane, S., Liu, Q., Peng, Y.Q., Economo, E.P., Guénard, B., Pierce, N. E. (2020) Ants of the Hengduan mountains: a new altitudinal survey and updated checklist for Yunnan Province highlight an understudied insect biodiversity hotspot. ZooKeys 978: 1-171.

Dinets, V., Friedman, N.R., Yoshimura, M., Ogasawara, M., Economo, E.P. (2020) Acoustic detection of an unknown bat species in Okinawa. Mammal Study 45: 1-4.

Kass, J. M., Meenan, S. I., Tinoco, N., Burneo, S. F., Anderson, R. P. (2020) Improving area of occupancy estimates for parapatric species using distribution models and support vector machines. Ecological Applications 31: e02228.

Dias, R.K.S., Guénard, B., Economo, E.P., Akbar, S.A., Udayakantha, W.S., Wachkoo, A.A.A. (2020) The Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Sri Lanka: A summary of taxonomic research and updated checklist. ZooKeys 967: 1-142.

Casadei-Ferreira, A., Fischer, G., Economo, E.P. (2020) Evidence for a thoracic crop in the workers of some Pheidole species (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Arthropod Structure & Development 59: 100977.

Wepfer, P., Nakajima, Y., Radice, V., Toonen, R., Richards, Z., Ang, P., Sutthacheep, M., Chen, A., Sudek, M., Fujimura, A., Mikheyev, A.S., Economo, E.P.*, Mitarai, S.* (2020) Evolutionary biogeography of the coral genus GalaxeaMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 151: 1060905. *joint supervision

Fischer, G., Friedman, N.R., Huang, J.P., Knowles, L.L., Mikheyev, A.S., Economo, E.P. (2020) Socially parasitic ants evolve a mosaic of host-matching and parasitic morphological traits. Current Biology 30: 1-8.

Kennedy, S. R., Krehenwinkel, H. (2020) DNA barcoding and community assembly—A simple solution to a complex problem. Molecular Ecology 29: 2318-2320.

Friedman, N.R., Lecroq-Bennett, B., Fischer, G., Sarnat, E.M., Huang, J.P., Knowles, L.L., Economo, E.P. (2020) Macroevolutionary integration and modularity of phenotypes within and across ant worker castes. Ecology and Evolution 10: 9371-9383.

Aoyama, Y., Yoshimura, M., Ogasawara, M., Suwabe, M., Economo, E.P. (2020) Potential economic impacts of invasion of the red imported fire ant in Okinawa, Japan. Japanese Journal of Ecology 70: 3-14. [in Japanese, original citation: 青山 夕貴子, 吉村 正志, 小笠原 昌子, 諏訪部 真友子, エコノモ P. エヴァン (2020) 沖縄県におけるヒアリの侵入・蔓延時に推定される経済的損失. 日本生態学会誌 70: 3-14.]

Li, S., Huang, J., Darwell, C.T., Peng, Y. (2020) Development of 19 universal microsatellite loci for three closely related Ficus species (Moraceae) by high-throughput sequencing. Genes & Genetic Systems 95: 21-27.

Miao, B.G., Peng, Y.Q., Yang, D.R., Kubota, Y., Economo, E.P., Liu, C. (2020) Climate and land-use interactively shape butterfly diversity in tropical rainforest and savanna ecosystems of southwestern China. Insect Science.

Richter, A., Keller, R.A., Hita Garcia, F., Billen, J., Economo, E.P.*, Beutel, R.G.* (2020) Comparative analysis of worker head anatomy of Formica and Brachyponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 78: 133-170.  *joint supervision

Beutel, R.G., Richter, A., Keller, R., Hita Garcia, F., Matsumura, Y., Economo, E.P., Gorb, S.N. (2020) Distal leg structures of the Aculeata (Hymenoptera): a comparative evolutionary study of Sceliphron (Sphecidae) and Formica (Formicidae). Journal of Morphology 281: 737-753.

Liu, C., Friedman, N.R., Hita Garcia, F., Darwell, C., Booher, D., Mikheyev, A., Economo, E.P.. (2020) Colonize, radiate, decline: unraveling the dynamics of island community assembly with Fijian trap-jaw ants. Evolution 74: 1082-1097.

Cicconardi, F., Gamisch, A., Krapf, P., Wagner, H.C., Nguyen, A.D., Economo, E.P., Mikheyev, A.S., Guenard, B., Arthofer, W., Steiner, F.M. (2020) Strong diversifying and relaxed purifying selection are shifting the evolutionary equilibrium of the alpine ant Tetramorium alpestre (Insecta: Hymenoptera) genome. Molecular Biology & Evolution 37: 2211-2227.

Kass, J. M., Tingley, M. W.,  Tetsuya, T., Koike, F. (2020) Co-occurrence of invasive and native carnivorans affects occupancy patterns across environmental gradients. Biology Invasions 22: 2251-2266.

Yoshimura, M., Suwabe, M., Ikeda, T., Ogasawara, M., Economo, E.P.. (2020) Development and Implementation of a workshop on alien species and Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) for elementary school students. Japanese Journal of Science Communication 26: 39-56 (in Japanese, original citation: 吉村正志, 諏訪部真友子, 池田貴子, 小笠原昌子, エヴァン・エコノモ (2020) 小学生向け外来種&ヒアリ学習ワークショップの開発と実践. 科学技術コミュニケーション, 26: 39-56.)

Mao, Y., Qian, H., Economo, E.P. (2020) TREEasy: an automated workflow for the inference of gene trees, species trees, and phylonetworks from molecular sequences. Molecular Ecology Resources 20: 832-840.

Guo, F., Guénard, B., Economo, E.P., Deutsch, C., Bonebrake, T. (2020). Activity niches outperform thermal physiological limits in predicting global ant distributions. Journal of Biogeography 47: 829-842.

Kennedy, S.R., Tsau, S., Gillespie, R., Krehenwinkel, H. (2020). Are you what you eat? A highly transient and prey-influenced gut microbiome in the grey house spider Badumna longinqua. Molecular Ecology 29: 1001-1015.

Kennedy, S.R., Prost, S., Overcast, I., Rominger, A.J., Gillespie, R.G., Krehenwinkel, H. (2020) High throughput sequencing for community analysis: The promise of DNA barcoding to uncover diversity, relatedness, abundances and interactions in spider communities. Development, Genes and Evolution 230: 185-201.

Darwell, C., Fischer, G., Sarnat, E.M., Friedman, N.R., Liu, C., Baiao, G., Mikheyev, A.S. Economo, E.P. (2020). Genomic and phenomic analysis of island ant community assembly. Molecular Ecology 29: 1611-1627.

de Kerdrel G. A., Andersen J., Kennedy S. R., Gillespie R., Krehenwinkel H. (2020) Rapid and cost-effective generation of single specimen multilocus barcoding data from whole arthropod communities by multiple levels of multiplexing. Scientific Reports 10: 78.

Wepfer, P., Nakajima, Y., Hui, F.K.C., Mitarai, S.*, Economo, E.P.* (2020). Metacommunity ecology of Symbiodiniaceae hosted by the coral Galaxea fascicularis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 633: 71-87. *joint supervision

Choo, J., Gill, B., Zuur, A., Zent, E., Economo, E.P. (2020) Impacts of an indigenous settlement on taxonomic and functional dung beetle diversity in the Venezuelan Amazon. Biodiversity and Conservation 29: 207-228.

2019 -

Kennedy S., Lim J. Y., Clavel J., Krehenwinkel H., and R. G. Gillespie. (2019) Spider webs, stable isotopes and molecular gut content analysis: Multiple lines of evidence support trophic niche differentiation in a community of Hawaiian spiders. Functional Ecology 33: 1722-1733.

Friedman, N., Miller, E., Ball, J., Kasuga, H., Remeš, V.*, Economo, E.P.* (2019). Evolution of a multifunctional trait: shared effects of foraging ecology and thermoregulation on beak morphology, with consequences for song evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B 286: 20192474. *joint supervision

Hita Garcia, F., Lieberman, Z., Audisio, T., Liu, C., Economo, E.P. (2019) Revision and microtomography of the cryptic and highly specialized ant genus Discothyrea (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Afrotropical region. Insect Systematics and Diversity 3: 5.

Sarnat, E.M., Hita Garcia, F., Dudley, K., Liu, C., Fischer, G., Economo, E.P. (2019) Ready Species One: exploring the use of augmented reality to enhance systematic biology with a revision of Fijian Strumigenys (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insect Systematics and Diversity 3: 6.

Sharaf, M.R., Aldawood, A.S., Economo, E.P., Wachkoo, A.A., Hita Garcia, F. (2019) Taxonomy of Arabian Temnothorax Mayr (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) with description of a new species enhanced by micro-CT next-generation morphology. Scientific Reports 9: 11009.

Friedman, N.R., Remeš, V., Economo, E.P. (2019) A morphological integration perspective on the evolution of dimorphism in sexes and social insect castes. Integrative and Comparative Biology 59: 410-419.

Ross, S.R.P.-J., Friedman, N., Janicki, J., Economo, E.P. (2019) A test of trophic and functional island biogeography theory with the avifauna of a continental archipelago. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 1392-1405.

Cibois, A., Thibaut, J., Friedman, N.R., Omland, K.E., Desutter-Grandcolas, L., Robillard, T., Pasquet, E. (2019) Reed warblers in the Marquesas Islands: song divergence and plumage convergence of two distinct lineages.  Emu- Austral Ornithology 119: 251-263

Andersen, M.J., McCullough, J.M., Friedman, N.R., Peterson, A.T., Moyle, R.G., Joseph, L., Nyári, A.S. (2019) Ultraconserved elements resolve genus-level relationships in a major Australasian bird radiation (Aves: Meliphagidae). Emu- Austral Ornithology 49: 26-49.

Richter, A., Keller, R., Rosumek, F.B., Economo, E.P., Hita Garcia, F., Beutel, R. (2019) The cephalic anatomy of workers of the ant species Wasmania affinis (Formicidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta) and its evolutionary implications. Arthropod Structure and Development, 49: 26-49.

Hashimoto, Y., Yoshimura, M., Huang, R.N. (2019) Wasabi versus red imported fire ants: preliminary test of repellency of microencapsulated allyl isothiocyanate against Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) using bait traps in Taiwan. Applied Entomology and Zoology.

Takashina, N., Kusumoto, B., Kubota,Y., Economo, E.P. (2019) A geometric approach to scaling individual distributions to macroecological patterns. Journal of Theoretical Biology.

Smith, A.B.,Godsoe, W., Rodríguez-Sánchez, F., Wang, H.H., Warren, D. (2019) Niche estimation above and below the species level. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 34: 260-273.

Economo, E.P., Huang, J.P., Fischer, G., Sarnat, E.M., Janda, M., Narula, N., Guénard, B., Longino, J., Knowles, L.L. (2019) Evolution of the latitudinal diversity gradient in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Agavekar, G., Agashe, D., Economo, E.P. (2019) Dimensions of ant diversity on a small tropical island. Insect Conservation and Diversity.

2018 - 

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.

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.

Souto‐Vilarós, D., Proffit, M., Buatois, M., Rindos, M., Sisol, M., Kuyaiva, T., Isua, B., Michalek, J., Darwell, C., Hossaert-Mckey, M., Weiblen, G.D., Novotny, V., Segar, S. (2018) Pollination along an elevational gradient mediated both by floral scent and pollinator compatibility in the fig and fig‐wasp mutualism. Journal of Ecology 106: 2256-2273.

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.


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. 


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.