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Publications from The Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior at The Rockefeller University

This list includes only publications that list The Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior (formerly The Laboratory of Insect Social Evolution) at The Rockefeller University as author affiliation

Lab members are in bold

  1. Libbrecht, R.*, Oxley, P. R.*, Keller, L., Kronauer, D. J. C. (in press): Robust DNA methylation in the clonal raider ant brain. Current Biology. *Contributed equally.
  2. Ivens, A. B. F.*, von Beeren, C.*, Blüthgen, N., Kronauer, D. J. C. (in press): Studying the complex communities of ants and their symbionts using ecological network analysis. Annual Review of Entomology. *Contributed equally.
  3. Trible, W., Ross, K. G. (2016): Chemical communication of queen supergene status in an ant. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Online early.
  4. Ulrich, Y., Burns, D., Libbrecht, R., Kronauer, D. J. C. (2016): Ant larvae regulate worker foraging behavior and ovarian activity in a dose-dependent manner. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. Online early.
  5. von Beeren, C., Maruyama, M., Kronauer, D. J. C. (2016): Cryptic diversity, high host specificity and reproductive synchronization in army ant-associated Vatesus beetles. Molecular Ecology. Online early.
  6. Kronauer, D. J. C., Kronauer, U. (2015): Altruistische Ameisen – Vorbilder für die Menschen? Überlegungen aus dem Zeitalter der Aufklärung im Licht der modernen Biologie. In: Joost, U., Moenninghoff, B., Spieker, F. (eds): Lichtenberg-Jahrbuch 2013 (pp. 191-196). Universitätsverlag Winter, 435pp.
  7. Ulrich, Y., Schmid-Hempel, P. (2015): The distribution of parasite strains among hosts affects disease spread in a social insect. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 32: 348-353.
  8. Libbrecht, R., Keller, L. (2015): The making of eusociality: insights from two bumblebee genomes. Genome Biology 16: 75.
  9. Chapman, N. C., Beekman, M., Allsopp, M. H., Rinderer, T. E., Lim, J., Oxley, P. R., Oldroyd, B. P. (2015): Inheritance of thelytoky in the honey bee Apis mellifera capensis. Heredity 114: 584-592.
  10. Ivens, A. B. F. (2015): Cooperation and conflict in ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) farming mutualisms – a review. Myrmecological News 21: 19-36.
  11. von Beeren, C., Stoeckle, M. Y., Xia, J., Burke, G., Kronauer, D. J. C. (2015): Interbreeding among deeply divergent mitochondrial lineages in the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana). Scientific Reports 5: 8297.
  12. Ott, R., von Beeren, C., Hashim, R., Witte, V., Harvey S. (2015): Sicariomorpha, a new myrmecophilous goblin spider genus (Araneae, Oonopidae) associated with Asian army ants. American Museum Novitates 3843: 1-14.
  13. Fikacek, M., Maruyama, M., Komatsu, T., von Beeren, C., Vondracek D., Short A. (2015): Protosternini (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) corroborated as monophyletic and its larva described for the first time: a review of the myrmecophilous genus Sphaerocetum. Invertebrate Systematics 29: 23-36.
  14. Libbrecht, R., Kronauer, D. J. C. (2014): Convergent evolution: The genetics of queen number in ants. Dispatch. Current Biology 24: R1083-R1085.
  15. Butler, I. A., Siletti, K., Oxley, P. R.Kronauer, D. J. C. (2014): Conserved microsatellites in ants enable population genetic and colony pedigree studies across a wide range of species. PLoS ONE 9: e107334.
  16. McKenzie, S. K., Oxley, P. R., Kronauer, D. J. C. (2014): Comparative genomics and transcriptomics in ants provide new insights into the evolution and function of odorant binding and chemosensory proteins. BMC Genomics 15: 718.
  17. Kronauer, D. J. C. (2014): Invasive species: Old foes meet again. Dispatch. Current Biology 24: R372-374.
  18. Teseo, S., Lecoutey, E., Kronauer, D. J. C., Hefetz, A., Lenoir, A., Jaisson, P., Châline, N. (2014): Genetic distance and age affect the cuticular chemical profiles of the clonal ant Cerapachys biroiJournal of Chemical Ecology 40: 429-438.
  19. Schwander, T., Libbrecht, R., Keller, L. (2014): Supergenes and complex phenotypes. Current Biology 24: R288-R294.
  20. Teseo, S., Châline, N., Jaisson, P., Kronauer, D. J. C. (2014): Epistasis between adults and larvae underlies caste fate and fitness in a clonal ant. Nature Communications 5: 3363.
  21. Oxley, P. R.#, Ji, L.#, Fetter-Pruneda, I., McKenzie, S. K., Li, C., Hu, H., Zhang, G.*, Kronauer, D. J. C.* (2014): The genome of the clonal raider ant Cerapachys biroi. Current Biology 24: 451-458. #/*Contributed equally.
  22. Trible, W., Carroll, R. (2014): Manipulating tropical fire ants to reduce the coffee berry borer. Ecological Entomology 39: 603–609.
  23. Ivens, A. B. F. (2014): Unravelling a mutualistic ant-homopteran-microbe network. Barcoding Bulletin 5: 14-15.JEB cover February 2014
  24. von Beeren, C., Mair, M. M., Witte, V. (2014): Discovery of a second mushroom harvesting ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Malayan tropical rainforest. Myrmecological News 20: 37-42.
  25. Sanders, J. G., Powell, S., Kronauer, D. J. C., Vasconcelos, H. L., Frederickson, M. E., Pierce, N. E. (2014): Stability and phylogenetic correlation in gut microbiota: lessons from ants and apes. Molecular Ecology 23: 1268-1283.
  26. Price, S. L., Powell, S., Kronauer, D. J. C., Tran, L. A. P., Pierce, N. E., Wayne, R. K. (2014): Renewed diversification is associated with new ecological opportunity in the Neotropical turtle ants. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27: 242-258. Cover Story.
    Werner et al. 2014 PNAS cover
  27. Werner, G. D. A., Strassmann, J. E., Ivens, A. B. F., Engelmoer, D. J. P., Verbruggen, E., Queller, D. C., Noe, R., Collins Johnson, N., Hammerstein, P., Kiers, E. T. (2014): Evolution of microbial markets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 111: 1237-1244. Cover Story.
  28. von Beeren, C., Lizon a l'Allemand, S., Hashim, R., Witte, V. (2014): Collective exploitation of a temporally unpredictable food source: mushroom harvesting by the ant Euprenolepis procera. Animal Behaviour 89: 71-77.
  29. Corona, M.*, Libbrecht, R.*, Wurm, Y., Riba-Grognuz, O., Studer, R.S., Keller, L. (2013): Vitellogenin underwent subfunctionalization to acquire caste and behavioral specific expression in the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus. PLoS Genetics 9: e1003730. *Contributed equally.
  30. Libbrecht, R., Corona, M., Wende, F., Azevedo, D., Serrao, J., Keller, L. (2013): Interplay between insulin signaling, juvenile hormone and vitellogenin regulates maternal effects on caste polyphenism in ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 110: 11050-11055.
  31. Libbrecht, R., Oxley, P.Kronauer, D. J. C., Keller, L. (2013): Ant genomics sheds light on the molecular regulation of social organization. Genome Biology 14: 212.
  32. Gavin-Smyth, J., Wang, Y.-C., Butler, I., Ferguson, E. L. (2013): A genetic network conferring canalization to a bistable patterning system in Drosophila. Current Biology 23: 2296-2302. 
  33. Saragosti, J., Kronauer, D. J. C. (2013): Animal behavior: The Truman Show for ants. Dispatch. Current Biology 23: R568-R570.
  34. Teseo, S., Kronauer, D. J. C., Jaisson, P., Châline, N. (2013): Enforcement of reproductive synchrony via policing in a clonal ant. Current Biology 23: 328-332.
  35. Kronauer, D. J. C., Tsuji, K., Pierce, N. E., Keller, L. (2013): Non-nest mate discrimination and clonal colony structure in the parthenogenetic ant Cerapachys biroiBehavioral Ecology 24: 617-622.
  36. Rabeling, C., Kronauer, D. J. C. (2013): Thelytokous parthenogenesis in eusocial Hymenoptera. Annual Review of Entomology 58: 273-292.
  37. Russell, J. A., Funaro, C. F., Giraldo, Y. M., Goldman-Huertas, B., Suh, D., Kronauer, D. J. C., Moreau, C. S., Pierce, N. E. (2012): A veritable menagerie of heritable bacteria from ants, butterflies, and beyond: broad molecular surveys and a systematic review. PLoS ONE 7: e51027.
  38. Kronauer, D. J. C., Pierce, N. E., Keller, L. (2012): Asexual reproduction in introduced and native populations of the ant Cerapachys biroi. Molecular Ecology 21: 5221-5235.
  39. Ivens, A. B. F., Kronauer, D. J. C., Pen, I., Weissing, F. J., Boomsma, J. J. (2012): Ants farm subterranean aphids mostly in single clone groups - an example of prudent husbandry for carbohydrates and proteins? BMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 106.
  40. Ivens, A. B. F., Kronauer, D. J. C., Pen, I., Weissing, F. J., Boomsma, J. J. (2012): Reproduction and dispersal in an ant-associated root aphid community. Molecular Ecology 21: 4257-4269.
  41. Wetterer, J. K., Kronauer, D. J. C., Borowiec, M. L. (2012): Worldwide spread of Cerapachys biroi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Cerapachyinae). Myrmecological News 17: 1-4.
  42. Kronauer, D. J. C.*, Peters, M. K.*, Schöning, C., Boomsma, J. J. (2011): Hybridization in East African swarm-raiding army ants. Frontiers in Zoology 8: 20.*Contributed equally.

Daniel Kronauer's Previous 
Publications (prior publications of other lab group members are listed under "Lab Members")

Original Research Articles

  1. Soare, T. W., Tully, S. I., Willson, S. K., Kronauer, D. J. C., O’Donnell, S. O. (2011): Choice of nest site protects army ant colonies from environmental extremes in tropical montane forest. Insectes Sociaux 58: 299-308.
  2. Funaro, C. F., Kronauer, D. J. C., Moreau, C. S., Goldman-Huertas, B., Pierce, N. E., Russell, J. A. (2011): Army ants harbor a host-specific clade of Entomoplasmatales bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 346-350. Cover story.
  3. Kronauer, D. J. C., O’Donnell, S., Boomsma, J. J., Pierce, N. E. (2011): Strict monandry in the ponerine army ant genus Simopelta suggests that colony size and complexity drive mating system evolution in social insects. Molecular Ecology 20: 420-428. Cover story.
  4. Ivens, A. B. F., Kronauer, D. J. C., Boomsma, J. J. (2010): Characterisation and cross-amplification of polymorphic microsatellite loci in ant-associated root-aphids. Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 73-77.
  5. Kronauer, D. J. C., Boomsma, J. J., Pierce, N. E. (2010): Nine novel microsatellite markers for the army ant Simopelta pergandei (subfamily Ponerinae). Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 61-63.
  6. Ugelvig, L. V., Kronauer, D. J. C.*, Schrempf, A.*, Heinze, J., Cremer, S. (2010): Rapid anti-pathogen response in ant societies relies on high genetic diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B277: 2821-2828. *Contributed equally.
  7. Kronauer, D. J. C., Schöning, C., d’Ettorre, P., Boomsma, J. J. (2010): Colony fusion and worker reproduction after queen loss in army ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 277: 755-763.
  8. Baer, B., den Boer, S. P. A., Kronauer D. J. C., Nash, D. R., Boomsma, J. J. (2009): Fungus gardens of the leafcutter ant Atta colombica function as egg nurseries for the snake Leptodeira annulata. Insectes Sociaux 56: 289-291.
  9. Kronauer, D. J. C. (2008): Genomic imprinting and kinship in the social Hymenoptera: what are the predictions? Journal of Theoretical Biology 254: 737-740.
  10. Berghoff, S. M.*, Kronauer, D. J. C.*, Edwards, K. J., Franks, N. R. (2008): Dispersal and population structure of a New World predator, the army ant Eciton burchellii. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 1125-1132.*Contributed equally. Cover story.
  11. Schöning, C., Gotwald, W. H. Jr., Kronauer, D. J. C., Vilhelmsen, L. (2008): Taxonomy of the African army ant Dorylus gribodoi Emery, 1892 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) – new insights from DNA sequence data and morphology. Zootaxa 1749: 39-52.
  12. Ugelvig, L. V., Drijfhout, F. P., Kronauer, D. J. C., Boomsma, J. J., Pedersen, J. S., Cremer, S. (2008): The introduction history of invasive garden ants in Europe: integrating genetic, chemical and behavioural approaches. BMC Biology 6:11.
  13. Kronauer, D. J. C., Boomsma, J. J. (2007): Multiple queens means fewer mates. Current Biology 17: R753-R755.
  14. Jaffe, R.*, Kronauer, D. J. C.*, Kraus, F. B., Boomsma, J. J., Moritz, R. F. (2007): A genetic component to worker caste determination in the army ant Eciton burchellii. Biology Letters 3: 513-516. *Contributed equally.
  15. Kronauer, D. J. C., Schöning, C., Vilhelmsen, L. B., Boomsma, J. J. (2007): A molecular phylogeny of Dorylus army ants provides evidence for multiple evolutionary transitions in foraging niche. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 56.
  16. Kronauer, D. J. C., Rodríguez Ponce, E. R., Lattke, J. E., Boomsma, J. J. (2007): Six weeks in the life of a reproducing army ant colony: male parentage and colony behaviour. Insectes Sociaux 54: 118-123.
  17. Kronauer, D. J. C., Johnson, R. A., Boomsma, J. J. (2007): The evolution of multiple mating in army ants. Evolution 61: 413-422. Cover story.
  18. Kronauer, D. J. C., Gadau, J., Boomsma, J. J. (2007): Characterization of 12 new microsatellite loci in Aenictus and Neivamyrmex army ants. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 688-690.
  19. Kronauer, D. J. C., Boomsma, J. J. (2007): Do army ant queens re-mate later in life? Insectes Sociaux 54: 20-28.
  20. Kronauer, D. J. C., Berghoff, S. M., Powell, S., Denny, A. J., Edwards, K. J., Franks, N. R., Boomsma, J.J. (2006): A reassessment of the mating system characteristics of the army ant Eciton burchellii. Naturwissenschaften 93: 402-406.
  21. Kronauer, D. J. C., Schöning, C., Boomsma, J. J. (2006): Male parentage in army ants. Molecular Ecology 15: 1147-1151.
  22. Kronauer, D. J. C., Bergmann, P., Mercer, J., Russell, A. (2005): A phylogeographically distinct and deep divergence in the widespread Neotropical turnip-tailed gecko, Thecadactylus rapicauda. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 431-437.
  23. Kronauer, D. J. C. (2004): Trophic parasitism of a wasp (Hymenoptera: Ampulicidae: Ampulex sp.) on the ant Ectatomma ruidum (Roger, 1860) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 6: 77-78.
  24. Kronauer, D. J. C., Schöning, C., Pedersen, J. S., Boomsma, J. J., Gadau, J. (2004): Extreme queen-mating frequency and colony fission in African army ants. Molecular Ecology 13: 2381-2388.
  25. Kronauer, D. J. C., Hölldobler, B., Gadau, J. (2004): Phyolgenetics of the new world honey ants (genus Myrmecocystus) estimated from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 416-421.
  26. Kronauer, D. J. C., Boomsma, J. J., Gadau, J. (2004): Microsatellite markers for the driver ant Dorylus (Anomma) molestus. Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 289-290.
  27. Kronauer, D. J. C., Gadau, J., Hölldobler, B. (2003): Genetic evidence for intra- and interspecific slavery in honey ants (genus Myrmecocystus). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 270: 805-810.
  28. Kronauer, D. J. C., Gadau, J. (2002): Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the new world honey ant Myrmecocystus mimicus. Molecular Ecology Notes 2: 540-541.

Review Articles, Book Chapters & Commentaries

  1. Kronauer, D. J. C., Pierce, N. E. (2011): Myrmecophiles. Quick Guide. Current Biology 21: R208-R209.
  2. Abbot, P. et al. (2011): Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Brief communications arising. Nature 471: E1-E4. 138 authors in alphabetical order.
  3. Kronauer, D. J. C. (2009): Recent advances in army ant biology (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 12: 51-65.
  4. Boomsma, J. J., Kronauer, D. J. C., Pedersen, J. S. (2009): The evolution of social insect mating systems. In: Gadau, J., Fewell, J. (eds): Organization of insect societies - from genome to sociocomplexity (pp. 3-25). Harvard University Press, 617pp.
  5. Kronauer, D. J. C. (2008): Mutualism: Wasp keeps watchdogs to protect young. Dispatch. Current Biology 18: R866-R868.
  6. Hughes, D. P., Kronauer, D. J. C., Boomsma, J. J. (2008): Extended phenotype: nematodes turn ants into bird-dispersed fruits. Dispatch. Current Biology 18: R294-R295.

Popular Science Articles

  1. Kronauer, D. J. C. (2009): Wanderameisen – räuberische Nomaden der Tropen. Reptilia 14(3): 63-70. This article has been translated and appeared in international editions in January 2010 (Spanish: Reptilia no. 80 (“Hormigas soldado - los depredadores nómadas de los trópicos”); English: Reptilia no. 67 („Army ants – predacious nomads of the tropics”); Italian: Reptilia no. 29 (“Le formiche legionarie - predatori nomadi dei tropici”).
  2. Kronauer, D. J. C. (2008): Featured insect: Trap-jaw ant, Daceton armigerum (Latreille). American Entomologist 54 (4): 201.
  3. Kronauer, D. J. C. (2008): Hærmyrer – nomadiske røvere på jagt i troperne. Naturens Verden. 2008 (6): 34-40. Cover story.


Publications from The Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior at The Rockefeller UniversityThis list includes only publications that list The Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior (formerl