Publications since 2002:                 (For a complete list, click here.)

Toth, A. L., K. Varala, T. C. Newman, F. E. Miguez, S. K. Hutchison, D. A. Willoughby, J. F. Simons, M. Egholm, J. H. Hunt, M. E. Hudson, and G. E. Robinson. 2007. Wasp gene expression supports an evolutionary link between maternal behavior and eusociality. Science 318: 441-444.   PDF

Hunt, J. H., B. J. Kensinger, J. A. Kossuth, M. T. Henshaw, K. Norberg, F. Wolschin, and G. V. Amdam.  2007.  A diapause pathway underlies the gyne phenotype in Polistes wasps, revealing an evolutionary route to caste-containing insect societies.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 14020-14025.  PDF

Hunt, J. H. 2007. The Evolution of Social Wasps. Oxford University Press, New York. xxi + 259 pp.  Obtain a Copy

Hines, H. M., J. H. Hunt, T. K. O'Connor, J. J. Gillespie, and S. A. Cameron. 2007. Multigene phylogeny reveals eusociality evolved twice in vespid wasps. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 3295-3299. PDF

Hunt, J. H. 2006. Evolution of castes in Polistes. Annales Zoologici Fennici 43: 407-422. PDF

Hunt, J. H. 2005. Academic Oz and The Insight. Pp. 60-64 in: Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Jahrbuch 2003-2004. H. Heenemann, Berlin.

Hunt, J. H., and G. V. Amdam. 2005. Bivoltinism as an antecedent to eusociality in the paper wasp genus Polistes. Science 308: 264-267. PDF

Hunt, J. H., and J. M. Carpenter.  2004.  Intra-specific nest form variation in some Neotropical swarm-founding wasps of the genus Parachartergus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Epiponini).  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77: 448-456. PDF

Seal, J. N., and J. H. Hunt.  2004.  Food supplementation affects colony-level life history traits in the annual social wasp Polistes metricus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).  Insectes Sociaux 51: 239-242. PDF

Hunt, J. H., N. A. Buck, and D. E. Wheeler.  2003.  Storage proteins in vespid wasps: characterization, developmental pattern, and occurrence in adults.  Journal of Insect Physiology 49: 785-794. PDF

Hunt, J. H.  2003.  Cryptic herbivores of the rainforest canopy. Science 300: 916-917. PDF

Hunt, J. H., and M. A. Dove.  2002.  Nourishment affects colony demographics in the paper wasp Polistes metricusEcological Entomology 27: 467-474. PDF

Karsai, I., and J. H. Hunt.  2002.  Food quantity affects traits of offspring in the paper wasp Polistes metricus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).  Environmental Entomology 31: 99-106. PDF 


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