Selected Reprints

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64. Shik, JZ, D Flatt, A Kay, M Kaspari (2012) A life history continuum in the males of a Neotropical ant assemblage: refuting the sperm vessel hypothesis.

63. Dudley, R, M Kaspari, SP Yanoviak. (2012) Lust for salt in the western Amazon. Biotropica 44: 6-9.

62. Wright, SJ, JB Yavitt, N Wurzburger, BL Turner, EVJ Tanner, EJ Sayer, LS Santiago, M Kaspari, LO Hedin, KE Harms, MN Garcia, MD Corre (2011) "Potassium, phosphorus or nitrogen limit root allocation, tree growth and litter production in a lowland tropical forest. Ecology 92: 1616-1625

61. Kaspari M, S O’Donnell, J Lattke, S Powell. (2011) Predation and patchiness in the tropical litter: do swarm-raiding army ants skim the cream or drain the bottle? Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 818-823.

60. Kaspari M. and M D Weiser. (2011) Per-capita energy availability and the regulation of abundance. Ecography online

59. Kaspari, M, B Stevenson, J Kerekes, J Shik (2010) Scaling community structure: body size and the differentiation of bacteria, fungi, and ant taxocenes across a tropical forest floor. Ecology 91(8) 2221–2226

57. Kaspari M., C Chang, J Weaver. (2010) Salted roads and sodium limitation in a northern forest ant community. Ecological Entomology online.

56. Weiser, M…Kaspari, and 25 authors (2010) Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships. Biology Letters .

55. Gillooly, JF, C Hou, and M. Kaspari (2010) Eusocial insects as superorganisms: insights from Metabolic Theory. Communicative and Integrative Biology 3:4 1-3.

54. Donoso D, M Johnston, M Kaspari. Trees as templates for tropical litter arthropod diversity. Oecologia Online.

53. Hou C, M Kaspari, H Vander Zanden, and J Gillooly. (2010) Energetic basis of colonial living in social insects. PNAS early edition

52. Shik, JZ and M Kaspari in press More food, less habitat: how necromass and litter decomposition combine to regulate a litter ant community. Ecological Entomology.

51. Kaspari M, SP Yanoviak, R Dudley, M Yuan, and NA Clay (2009) Sodium shortage as a constraint on the carbon cycle in an inland tropical rainforest. PNAS 106: 19405-19409.

50. Yanoviak SP, M Kaspari and R Dudley. (2009) Gliding bristletails and the evolution of flight. Biology Letters 5: 510-512..

49. Dunn RR, … M Kaspari…and 26 others. (2009) Climatic drivers of assymetry in global patterns of ant diversity. Ecology Letters. 12:324-333.

48. Shik, J and M Kaspari.(2009) Lifespan in male ants linked to mating syndrome. Insectes Sociaux 56:131-134.

47. Kaspari M and S Yanoviak. (2009)Biogeochemistry and the structure of tropical brown food webs Ecology 90: 3342-3351

46. Kaspari, M and B. Stevenson. (2008) Evolutionary ecology, antibiosis and all that rot. PNAS 105: 19027-19028 45.

45. Kaspari, M, S Yanoviak, R Dudley. (2008) On the biogeography of salt limitation: a study of ant communities. PNAS 105: 17848-17851.

44. O’Donnell, J Lattke, S Powell, M Kaspari. (2009) Species and site differences in Neotropical army ant migration behavior. Ecological Entomology 34: 476-482.

43. Kaspari M. in press Knowing your warblers: thoughts on the 50th anniversary of MacArthur (1958). Bulletin of the Ecology Society of America.

42. Kaspari M and S Yanoviak. (2008) The biogeography of litter depth in tropical forests: evaluating the phosphorus growth rate hypothesis Functional Ecology 22: 919-923.

41. Yanoviak SP, M Kaspari, R Dudley, G Poinar Jr (2008) Parasite induced fruit mimicry in a tropical canopy ant. American Naturalist 171:536-544

40. Kaspari M, J Wright, J Yavitt, K Harms, M Garcia, M Santana (2008) Multiple nutrients limit litterfall and decomposition in a tropical forest. Ecology Letters 11: 35-43.

39. Milton, Y & M Kaspari (2007) Bottom up and top down regulation of decomposition in a tropical forest. Oecologia 153: 163-172 MORE

38. Kaspari M & M Weiser (2007) The size-grain hypothesis: do macroarthropods see a fractal world? Ecological Entomology 32:279-282

37. O'Donnell, S, J Lattke, S Powell & M Kaspari. (2007) Army ants in four forests: geographic variation in raid rates and species composition. J Animal Ecology 76:580-589

36. Weiser, M & M Kaspari. (2006) Ecological morphospace of New World ants. Ecological Entomology. 31:131-142 MORE

35. O’Donnell, S, M Kaspari & J Lattke. (2005) Extraordinary predation by the Neotropical army ant Cheliomyrmex andicola: implications for the evolution of the army ant syndrome.   Biotropica 38:706-709 MORE

34. Kaspari M. (2005) Global energy gradients and the regulation of body size: worker mass and worker number in ant colonies Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 102:5079-5083 MORE

33. Yanoviak, S, R Dudley, M Kaspari. (2005) Directed aerial descent in canopy ants. Nature 433: 624-626 MORE

32. Valone, T J & M Kaspari. (2005) The response of a desert grassland ant community to the reduction of common granivores. In Press Ecological Entomology 30: 116-121.

31. Kaspari M, P Ward & M Yuan (2004).  Energy gradients and the geographic distribution of local ant diversity. Oecologia 140: 407-414.

30. Kaspari M. (2004) Using the Metabolic Theory of Ecology to predict global patterns of abundance. Ecology 85: 1800-1802.

29. Kaspari M & S. O’Donnell. (2003) High rates of army ant raids in the Neotropics and implications for ant colony and community structure. Evolutionary Ecology Research 5:933-939. MORE

30. Kaspari M, M Yuan, L Alonso. (2003) Spatial grain and gradients of ant species richness. American Naturalist 161: 459-477

29. Kaspari M, T Valone. (2002) Seasonal resource availability and the abundance of ectotherms.  Ecology.83: 2991-2996

28.  Kaspari M, J Longino, J Pickering, D Windsor.  (2001) The phenology of a Neotropical ant assemblage—evidence for continuous and overlapping reproduction. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 50 (2001) 4, 382-390. MORE

27.  Kaspari M and S Yanoviak. (2001) Bait use in tropical litter and canopy ants--evidence for differences in nutrient limitation. Biotropica 33: 207-211. MORE

26.  Kaspari M.  (2001) Taxonomic level, trophic biology, and the regulation of local abundance. Global Ecology and Biogeography 10:229-244. MORE

25.  Kaspari M, J Pickering, D Windsor  (2001) The reproductive flight phenology of a neotropical ant assemblage. Ecological Entomology.26: 245-257.  MORE

24.  Kaspari, M and MD Weiser. (2000) Ant activity along moisture gradients in a tropical forest. Biotropica 32: 703-711. MORE

23.  Kaspari, M., J.D. Majer. (2000) Using Ants to Monitor Environmental Change. Pp. 89-98, in: Agosti, D., Majer, J., Alonso, E. and Schultz, T., (eds.). Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity. Biological Diversity Handbook Series. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington D.C., 20+280pp.

22.  Kaspari, M. (2000) A Primer in Ant Ecology. Pp. 9-24, in: Agosti, D., Majer, J., Alonso, E. and Schultz, T., (eds.). Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity. Biological Diversity Handbook  Series. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington D.C., 20+280pp.

21.  Scheiner SM, SB Cox, M Willig, G Mittlebach, C Osenberg, and M Kaspari (2000) Species richness, species area curves, and Simpson’s paradox Evolutionary Ecology Research 2: 791-802.

20.  Kaspari M (2000) Do imported fires ants impact canopy arthropods? Evidence from simple arboreal pitfall traps. Southwestern Naturalist 45:118-122.

19.  Yanoviak, S and M Kaspari (2000) Community structure and the habitat templet: ants in the tropical forest canopy and litter. Oikos 89:259-266. MORE

18.   Kaspari M, S O’Donnell and JR Kercher (2000) Energy, density, and constraints to species richness: studies of ant assemblages along a productivity gradient. American Naturalist 155:280-293 MORE

17.  Kaspari M, S. O'Donnell, and L Alonso (2000) Three energy variables predict ant abundance at a geographic scale. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 267:485-490. MORE

16.  Kaspari M, M Weiser (1999) Interspecific Scaling in Ants: the Size-Grain hypothesis. Functional Ecology 13:530-538.

15.  Kaspari M (1996) Testing resource-based models of patchiness in 4 Neotropical litter ant assemblages. Oikos 76:443-454.

14.   Kaspari M (1996) Litter Ant Patchiness at the m2 scale: disturbance dynamics in three Neotropical forests. Oecologia 107:265-273

13.   Kaspari M (1996) Worker size and seed size selection by harvester ants in a Neotropical forest. Oecologia 105:397-404

12. Kaspari M and M Byrne (1995) Caste allocation in litter Pheidole: lessons from plant defense theory.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 37:255-263

11.   Kaspari M and E Vargo  (1995) Does colony size buffer environmental variation? Bergmann’s rule and social insects. American Naturalist 145:610-632

10.   Kaspari M and E Vargo (1994) Nest site selection by fire ant queens.  Insectes Sociaux 41:331-333

9.     Kaspari M (1993) Body size and microclimate use in neotropical granivorous ants. Oecologia  96:500-507

8.     Kaspari M and A Joern (1993) Prey choice in three grassland birds: reevaluating opportunism. Oikos. 68:414-430

7.     Kaspari M  (1993)  Removal of seeds from Neotropical frugivore droppings: ant responses to seed number. Oecologia 95:81-88.

6.     Kaspari M (1991) Preparation as a strategy to maximize nutrient concentration in prey. Behavioral Ecology  2:234-241.

5.     Kaspari M (1991)  Central place foraging in the grasshopper sparrow: opportunism or optimal foraging in a variable environment? Oikos 60:307-312.

4.     Kaspari M and D Vleck  (1991)  Introductory Biology: a laboratory manual. Bellweather Press, Minnesota.

3.     Kaspari M (1990)  Prey preparation and the determinants of handling time. Animal Behaviour 40:118-126.

2.     Young BE, M Kaspari and TE Martin (1990)  Species-specific nest site selection by birds in Ant-Acacia Trees. Biotropica 22:310-315.

1.     Kaspari M and H O'Leary (1988)  Non-parental attendants in a north-temperate migrant. Auk 105: 792-793. 

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