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A selection of our community's more recent publications, listed by lab group. Harris Center authors are in bold, and Harris Center students are denoted with an asterisk (*).

Brant, R.A.*, Arduser, M. & Dunlap, A.S. 2022. There must bee a better way: A review of published urban bee research and an outline of topics for future study. Landscape and Urban Planning 226:104513. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2022.104513

Abts, B.J.* & Dunlap, A.S. 2022 . Memory and the value of social information in foraging bumble bees. Learning & Behavior. https://doi/org/10.3758/s13420-022-00528-2

Dunlap, A.S., & Dexheimer, A.F.* 2022. Experimental evolution and mechanisms for prepared learning.  In M.A. Krause, K.L. Hollis, & M.R. Papini (Eds.). Evolution of learning and memory mechanisms. Cambridge University Press.

Austin, M.A.*, Tripodi, A. Strange, J. & Dunlap, A.S. 2022. Bumble bees exhibit body size clines across an urban gradient despite low genetic differentiation. Scientific Reports 12:4166. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-08093-4

Austin, M.A.*, Manning, T.H.*, MuseMorris, K. & Dunlap, A.S. 2021 . Equivalent learning, but unequal participation: male bumble bees learn comparably to females, but participate in cognitive assessments at lower rates. Behavioural Processes 193:104528. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2021.104528

Hughes, M., Bertram, S.M., Young, A.M., Merry, J.W., Kolluru, G.R., Dunlap, A.S., Danielson-Francois, A., & Weiss, S. 2020. Teaching animal behavior online: a primer for the pandemic and beyond. Ethology 127:14-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eth.13096 

Austin, M.W.* and  Dunlap, A.S. 2019. Intraspecific variation in worker body size makes North American bumble bees (Bombus spp.) more susceptible to decline. The American Naturalist 194(3): https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/704280

Dunlap, A.S., Austin, M.W.* and Figueiredo, A.* , 2019. Components of change and the evolution of learning in theory and experiment. Animal behaviour, 147, pp.157-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.05.024

Maharaj, G.*, Horack, P.*, Yoder, M.* and  Dunlap, A.S., 2019. Influence of pre-existing preference for color on sampling and tracking behavior in bumble bees. Behavioral Ecology 30(1): 150-158. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ary140

Austin, M.W.*, Horack, P.* and Dunlap, A.S., 2018. Choice in a floral marketplace: the role of complexity in bumble bee decision-making. Behavioral Ecology, 30(2), pp.500-508. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ary190

Marcus, M.A.*, Burnham, T.C., Stephens, D.W., and  Dunlap, A.S., 2018. Experimental evolution of color preference for oviposition in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of BioEconomics. 20(1): 125-140. http://rdcu.be/zWFJ

Dunlap, A.S., 2018. Biological preparedness. Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. J. Vonk, T.K. Shackleford, Eds. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_1301-1

Dunlap A.S., Papaj D.R., & Dornhaus A. 2017. Sampling and tracking a changing environment: persistence and reward in the foraging decisions of bumblebees. Interface Focus 7: 20160149. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2016.0149

Stephens, D.W. and Dunlap, A.S. 2017. Foraging. In: Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference, ed. 2. Byrne, J. Menzel, R. et al (Eds.), Oxford: Elsevier.


Fernandez Barrancos, E.P.*, Reid, J.L. and Hall, J.S., 2019. Lack of Araceae in Young Forests Highlights the Importance of Mature Forest Conservation. Tropical Conservation Science, 12, p.1940082919849504. https://doi.org/10.1177/1940082919849504

Jiménez, J.E., Juárez, P. and Chaves-Fallas, J.M.*, 2018. Rediscovery of Phaedranassa carmiolii (Amaryllidaceae), an endangered species from Costa Rica. Brittonia, 70(2), pp.214-220. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12228-017-9517-x 

Galetti, M., Moleón, M., Jordano, P., Pires, M.M., Guimaraes Jr, P.R., Pape, T., Nichols, E., Hansen, D., Olesen, J.M., Munk, M. and de Mattos, J.S., 2018. Ecological and evolutionary legacy of megafauna extinctions. Biological Reviews, 93(2), pp.845-862. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12374

Fernandez Barrancos, E.P.*, Reid, J.L. and Aronson, J., 2017. Tank bromeliad transplants as an enrichment strategy in southern Costa Rica. Restoration ecology, 25(4), pp.569-576. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12463

Reid, J.L., Chaves‐Fallas, J.M.*, Holl, K.D. and Zahawi, R.A., 2016. Tropical forest restoration enriches vascular epiphyte recovery. Applied vegetation science, 19(3), pp.508-517. DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12234

Marquis, R.J., Salazar, D.*, Baer, C.*, Reinhardt, J.*, Priest, G.* and Barnett, K.*, 2016. Ode to Ehrlich and Raven or how herbivorous insects might drive plant speciation. Ecology, 97(11), pp.2939-2951. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1534

Salazar, D.*, Jaramillo, A. and Marquis, R.J., 2016. The impact of plant chemical diversity on plant–herbivore interactions at the community level. Oecologia, 181(4), pp.1199-1208. DOI:10.1007/s00442-016-3629-y

Dáttilo, W., Lara-Rodríguez, N., Jordano, P., Guimarães Jr, P.R., Thompson, J.N., Marquis, R.J., Medeiros, L.P., Ortiz-Pulido, R., Marcos-García, M.A. and Rico-Gray, V., 2016. Unravelling Darwin's entangled bank: architecture and robustness of mutualistic networks with multiple interaction types. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283(1843), p.20161564. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.1564

Yu, R.* and N. Muchhala. (In press). Foraging dependent ecosystem services. Chp 15 in B. Fenton and D. Russo (eds), A Natural History of Bat Foraging. Academic Press, Elsevier.

Gamba, D.* and N. Muchhala. 2022. Pollinator type strongly impacts gene flow within and among plant populations for six Neotropical species. Ecology. doi: 10.1002/ecy.3845

Calderón-Acevedo, C.*, J. Bagley, and N. Muchhala. 2022. Genome-wide ultraconserved elements resolve phylogenetic relationships and biogeographic history among Neotropical leaf-nosed bats in the genus Anoura (Phyllostomidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 167 (2022) 107356.

Moreira-Hernández, J.*, C. Calderón-Acevedo*, and N. Muchhala. 2021. Fur, wings, and flowers: development and progress on nectarivorous bat research in the last 50 years. Chp 9 (pp. 135-149) in Lim B.K. et al. (eds), 50 Years of Bat Research.

Springer, Cham. Muchhala, N., and B. Mashburn. 2021. Three new species of Burmeistera (Campanulaceae) endemic to Ecuador. Phytotaxa 490(3):253-262.

Mashburn, B., C. Ulloa Ulloa, and N. Muchhala. 2021. Six new species of Burmeistera (Campanulaceae) endemic to Ecuador. Novon 29:51-69. Calderón-

Acevedo, C.*, M. E. Rodríguez-Posada and N. Muchhala. 2021. Morphology and genetics concur that Anoura carishina is a synonym of Anoura latidens (Chiroptera, Glossophaginae). Mammalia 85(5): 471–481.

Moreira-Hernández, J.I.,* Terzich, N., Zambrano-Cevallos, R., Oleas, N.H., and Muchhala, N., 2019. Differential Tolerance to Increasing Heterospecific Pollen Deposition in Two Sympatric Species of Burmeistera (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae). International Journal of Plant Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1086/705735

Moreira-Hernández, J.I.* and Muchhala, N., 2019. Importance of Pollinator-Mediated Interspecific Pollen Transfer for Angiosperm Evolution. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 50. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110218-024804

Vallejo, A.F., Perez, A.J., Cevallos, D. and Muchhala, N., 2018. New species of Burmeistera (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae) from Ecuador. Phytotaxa, 362(3), pp.263-270. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.362.3.2

Calderón-Acevedo, C.A.* and Muchhala, N.C., 2018. Identification and diagnosis of Anoura fistulata with remarks on its presumed presence in Bolivia. Journal of Mammalogy, 99(1), pp.131-137. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyx159

Lagomarsino, L.P., Forrestel, E.J., Muchhala, N. and Davis, C.C., 2017. Repeated evolution of vertebrate pollination syndromes in a recently diverged Andean plant clade. Evolution, 71(8), pp.1970-1985. DOI:10.1111/evo.13297

Maguiña, R.* and Muchhala, N., 2017. Do artificial nectar feeders affect bat–plant interactions in an Ecuadorian cloud forest?. Biotropica, 49(5), pp.586-592. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12465

Gamba, D.*, R. Maguiña*, C. Calderón-Acevedo*, K. Torres, and N. Muchhala. 2017. Seed dispersal for the unusual inflated berries of Burmeistera (Campanulaceae). Neotropical Biodiversity 3(1):10-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/23766808.2016.1258868

Uribe-Convers, S., Carlsen, M.M.*, Lagomarsino, L.P. and Muchhala, N., 2017. Phylogenetic relationships of Burmeistera (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae): Combining whole plastome with targeted loci data in a recent radiation. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 107, pp.551-563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.12.011

Rasambainarivo, F.*, Andriamihajarivo, M.N., Dubovi, E. and Parker, P.G., 2018. Patterns of Exposure of Carnivores to Selected Pathogens in the Betampona Natural Reserve Landscape, Madagascar. Journal of wildlife diseases, 54(2), pp.386-391. https://doi.org/10.7589/2017-09-225

Asigau, S.* and Parker, P.G., 2018. The influence of ecological factors on mosquito abundance and occurrence in Galápagos. Journal of vector ecology, 43(1), pp.125-137. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jvec.12292

Jaramillo, M.*, Rohrer, S.* and Parker, P.G., 2017. From Galapagos doves to passerines: Spillover of Haemoproteus multipigmentatus. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 6(3), pp.155-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2017.07.001

Erkenswick, G.A.*, Watsa, M., Pacheco, M.A., Escalante, A.A. and Parker, P.G., 2017. Chronic Plasmodium brasilianum infections in wild Peruvian tamarins. PloS one, 12(9), p.e0184504. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184504

Pomerantz, J., Rasambainarivo, F.T.*, Dollar, L., Rahajanirina, L.P., Andrianaivoarivelo, R., Parker, P. and Dubovi, E., 2016. Prevalence of antibodies to selected viruses and parasites in introduced and endemic carnivores in western Madagascar. Journal of wildlife diseases, 52(3), pp.544-552. DOI: 10.7589/2015-03-063

Humphries, M.B.*, Stacy, M.T. and Ricklefs, R.E., 2019. Population structure of avian malaria parasites. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5356

Humphries, M.B.*, Barbosa De Oliveira Pil, M.W., Latta, S.C., Marra, P.P. and Ricklefs, R.E., 2019. Historical demography of Coereba flaveola on Puerto Rico. The Auk: Ornithological Advances, 136(2), p.uky017. https://doi.org/10.1093/auk/uky017

Humphries, M.B.*, Gonzalez, M.A. and Ricklefs, R.E., 2019. Phylogeography and historical demography of Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris). The Journal of Caribbean Ornithology, 32:11–16. http://jco.birdscaribbean.org/index.php/jco/article/view/929

Ellis, V.A., Sari, E.H., Rubenstein, D.R., Dickerson, R.C., Bensch, S. and Ricklefs, R.E., 2019. The global biogeography of avian haemosporidian parasites is characterized by local diversification and intercontinental dispersal. Parasitology, 146(2), pp.213-219.

Wu, Y.*, Ricklefs, R.E., Huang, Z., Zan, Q. and Yu, S., 2018. Winter temperature structures mangrove species distributions and assemblage composition in China. Global ecology and biogeography, 27(12), pp.1492-1506. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12826

Fecchio, A., Bell, J.A., Collins, M.D., Farias, I.P., Trisos, C.H., Tobias, J.A., Tkach, V.V., Weckstein, J.D., Ricklefs, R.E. and Batalha‐Filho, H., 2018. Diversification by host switching and dispersal shaped the diversity and distribution of avian malaria parasites in Amazonia. Oikos, 127(9), pp.1233-1242. DOI: 10.1111/oik.05115

Pulgarín‐R, P.C., Gómez, J.P., Robinson, S., Ricklefs, R.E. and Cadena, C.D., 2018. Host species, and not environment, predicts variation in blood parasite prevalence, distribution, and diversity along a humidity gradient in northern South America. Ecology and evolution, 8(8), pp.3800-3814. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3785

Ricklefs, R.E., Soares, L.*, Ellis, V.A.* and Latta, S.C., 2016. Haemosporidian parasites and avian host population abundance in the Lesser Antilles. Journal of Biogeography, 43(7), pp.1277-1286. DOI:10.1111/jbi.12730

Santos, A.M., Field, R. and Ricklefs, R.E., 2016. New directions in island biogeography. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25(7), pp.751-768. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12477

Ricklefs, R.E. and He, F., 2016. Region effects influence local tree species diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(3), pp.674-679. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1523683113