David Nash: Publications

Peer-reviewed publications:

Articles

Andersen, A., Simcox D.J., Thomas J.A., & Nash D.R. (2014) Assessing reintroduction schemes by comparing genetic diversity of reintroduced and source populations: A case study of the globally threatened large blue butterfly (Maculinea arion). Biological Conservation 175, 34-41

Boomsma, J. & Nash D. (2014) Evolution: Sympatric Speciation the Eusocial Way. Current Biology 24, R798-R800.

Czekes, Z., Markó B., Nash D.R., Ferencz M., Lázár B., & Rákosy L. (2014) Differences in oviposition strategies between two ecotypes of the endangered myrmecophilous butterfly Maculinea alcon (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) under unique syntopic conditions. Insect Conservation and Diversity 7, 122-131.

Schär, S. & Nash D.R. (2014) Evidence that microgynes of Myrmica rubra ants are social parasites that attack old host colonies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27, 2396-2407

Stürup, M., Nash D.R., Hughes W.O.H., & Boomsma J.J. (2014) Sperm mixing in the polyandrous leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior. Ecology and Evolution 4, 3571-3582

Adams R.M.M., Liberti J., Illum A., Jones T.H., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2013) Chemically armed mercenary ants protect fungus-farming societies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 110, 15752-15757.

Fernández-Márın H., Bruner G., Gomez E.B., Nash D.R., Boomsma J.J., & Wcislo W.T. (2013) Dynamic Disease Management in Trachymyrmex Fungus-Growing Ants (Attini: Formicidae). American Naturalist 181, 571-582.

Stürup M., Baer-Imhoof B., Nash D.R., Boomsma J.J., & Baer B. (2013) When every sperm counts: factors affecting male fertility in the honeybee Apis mellifera. Behavioral Ecology 24, 1192-1198.

Adams R.M.M., Jones T.H., Jeter A.W., De Fine Licht H.H., Schultz T.R., & Nash D.R. (2012) A comparative study of exocrine gland chemistry in Trachymyrmex and Sericomyrmex fungus-growing ants. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 40, 91-97.

Andersen S.B., Boye M., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2012) Dynamic Wolbachia prevalence in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants: potential for a nutritional symbiosis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25, 1340-1350.

Fürst M.A., Durey M., & Nash D.R. (2012) Testing the adjustable threshold model for intruder recognition on Myrmica ants in the context of a social parasite. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences 279, 516-522.

Ugelvig L.V., Andersen A., Boomsma J.J., & Nash D.R. (2012) Dispersal and gene flow in the rare, parasitic Large Blue butterfly Maculinea arion. Molecular Ecology 21, 3224-3236.

Yek S.H., Nash D.R., Jensen A.B., & Boomsma J.J. (2012) Regulation and specificity of antifungal metapleural gland secretion in leaf-cutting ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences 279, 4215-4222.

Armitage S.A.O., Broch J.F., Fernández-Márın, H., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2011) Immune defense in leaf-cutting ants: a cross-fostering approach. Evolution 65, 1791-1799.

Nash D.R., Als T.D., & Boomsma J.J. (2011) Survival and growth of parasitic Maculinea alcon caterpillars (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) in laboratory nests of three Myrmica ant species. Insectes Sociaux 58, 391-401.

Stürup M., den Boer S.P.A., Nash D.R., Boomsma J.J., & Baer B. (2011) Variation in male body size and reproductive allocation in the leafcutter ant Atta colombica: estimating variance components and possible trade-offs. Insectes Sociaux 58, 47-55.

Ugelvig L.V., Nielsen P.S., Boomsma J.J., & Nash D.R. (2011) Reconstructing eight decades of genetic variation in an isolated Danish population of the large blue butterfly Maculinea arion. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11, 201.

Ugelvig L.V., Vila R., Pierce N.E., & Nash D.R. (2011) A phylogenetic revision of the Glaucopsyche section (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), with special focus on the Phengaris-Maculinea clade. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61, 237-243.

Fürst M.A. & Nash D.R. (2010) Host ant independent oviposition in the parasitic butterfly Maculinea alcon. Biology Letters 6, 174-176.

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.

Baer B., Dijkstra M.B., Mueller U.G., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2009) Sperm length evolution in the fungus-growing ants. Behavioral Ecology 20, 38-45.

den Boer S.P.A., Baer B., Dreier S., Aron S., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2009) Prudent sperm use by leaf-cutter ant queens. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences 276, 3945-3953.

Fernández-Marin H., Zimmerman J.K., Nash D.R., Boomsma J.J., & Wcislo W.T. (2009) Reduced biological control and enhanced chemical pest management in the evolution of fungus farming in ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences 276, 2263-2269.

Ivens A.B.F., Nash D.R., Poulsen M., & Boomsma J.J. (2009) Caste-specific symbiont policing by workers of Acromyrmex fungus-growing ants. Behavioral Ecology 20, 378-384.

Cremer S., Ugelvig L.V., Drijfhout F.P., Schlick-Steiner B.C., Steiner F.M., Seifert B., Hughes D.P., Schulz A., Petersen K.S., Konrad H., Stauffer C., Kiran K., Espadaler X., d'Ettorre P., Aktac N., Eilenberg J., Jones G.R., Nash D.R., Pedersen J.S., & Boomsma J.J. (2008) The evolution of invasiveness in garden ants. PLoS One 3, e3838.

Nash D.R., Als T.D., Maile R., Jones G.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2008) A mosaic of chemical coevolution in a large blue butterfly. Science 319, 88-90.

Tartally A., Nash D.R., Lengyel S., & Varga Z. (2008) Patterns of host ant use by sympatric populations of Maculinea alcon and M. 'rebeli' in the Carpathian Basin. Insectes Sociaux 55, 370-381. (IF = 1.312; 35 citations)

Richard F.J., Poulsen M., Hefetz A., Errard C., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2007) The origin of the chemical profiles of fungal symbionts and their significance for nestmate recognition in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61, 1637-1649.

Sliwinska E.B., Nowicki P., Nash D.R., Witek M., Settele J., & Woyciechowski M. (2006) Morphology of caterpillars and pupae of European Maculinea species (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with an identification table. Entomologica Fennica 17, 351-358.

Dijkstra M.B., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2005) Self-restraint and sterility in workers of Acromyrmex and Atta leafeutter ants. Insectes Sociaux 52, 67-76.

Als T.D., Vila R., Kandul N.P., Nash D.R., Yen S.H., Hsu Y.F., Mignault A.A., Boomsma J.J., & Pierce N.E. (2004) The evolution of alternative parasitic life histories in large blue butterflies. Nature 432, 386-390.

Sumner S., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2003) The adaptive significance of inquiline parasite workers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences 270, 1315-1322.

Als T.D., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2002) Geographical variation in host-ant specificity of the parasitic butterfly Maculinea alcon in Denmark. Ecological Entomology 27, 403-414.

Als T.D., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2001) Adoption of parasitic Maculinea alcon caterpillars (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae) by three Myrmica ant species. Animal Behaviour 62, 99-106.

Wechsler B., Huber-Eicher B., & Nash D.R. (1998) Feather pecking in growers: a study with individually marked birds. British Poultry Science 39, 178-185.

Godfray H.C.J., Agassiz D.J.L., Nash D.R., & Lawton J.H. (1995) The recruitment of parasitoid species to two invading herbivores. Journal of Animal Ecology 64, 393-402.

Nash D.R., Agassiz D.J.L., Godfray H.C.J., & Lawton J.H. (1995) The pattern of spread of invading species: two leaf-mining moths colonizing Great Britain. Journal of Animal Ecology 64, 225-233.

Nash D.R., Agassiz D.J.L., Godfray H.C.J., & Lawton J.H. (1995) The small-scale spatial distribution of an invading moth. Oecologia 103, 196-202.

Agassiz D.J.L., Nash D.R., Godfray H.C.J., & Lawton J.H. (1994) Estimating the spread of small invading organisms using information from the public. Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters 4, 1-8.

Elgar M.A. & Nash D.R. (1988) Sexual cannibalism in the garden spider Araneus diadematus. Animal Behaviour 36, 1511-1517.

 

Book chapters

Nash D.R. & Boomsma J.J. (2008) Communication between hosts and social parasites. pp. 55-79. in: d'Ettorre P. & Hughes D.P. (Eds). Sociobiology of Communication - an interdisciplinary approach Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Pierce N.E. & Nash D.R. (1999) The Imperial Blue, Jalmenus evagoras (Lycaenidae). pp. 279-317. in: Kitching R.L., Scheermeyer E., Jones R.E. & Pierce N.E. (Eds). Biology of Australian Butterflies CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

Pierce N.E., Nash D.R., Baylis M., & Carper E.R. (1991) Variation in the attractiveness of lycaenid butterfly larvae to ants. pp. 131-171. in: Huxley C. & Cutler D. (Eds). Ant-plant interactions Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

Non-reviewed publications

Nash, D.R. (2014) Book review: Maruyama, M., Komatsu, T., Kudo, S., Shimada, T. & Kinomura, K. 2013: The guests of Japanese ants. Myrmecological News 20, 6.

Nash D.R. den Boer S.P.A., de Fine Licht H.H. & Boomsma J.J. (Eds). (2010) Abstracts for the XVI Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010. Clausen, Odense. pp. 419 + index.

Nash D.R. (2008) Process rather than pattern: finding pine needles in the coevolutionary haystack. Journal of Biology 7, 14.

Ebsen J.R., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2005) Cryptic Myrmica species among the hosts of Maculinea butterflies. pp. 171. in: Settele J., Thomas J. & Kühn E. (Eds). Studies on the ecology and conservation of butterflies in Europe - Vol. 2: species ecology along a European gradient: Maculinea butterflies as a model. Pensoft, Sofia.

Everett, S., Worgan A.D.P., Sielezniew M., Stankiewicz A., Nash D.R., Wynne I., Nowicki P., Tartally A., Peregowitz L., Tesar D., Maes D., Wynhoff I., Anton C., Musche M., Bonelli S., Wardlaw J.C., Csósz S., Simcox D.J., Elmes G.W., Woyciechowski M., Varga Z., Settele J., Thomas J.A., & Schönrogge K. (2005) Variation in chemical profiles of Maculinea and their Myrmica hosts across Europe. pp. 174-177. in: Settele J., Thomas J. & Kühn E. (Eds). Studies on the ecology and conservation of butterflies in Europe - Vol. 2: species ecology along a European gradient: Maculinea butterflies as a model. Pensoft, Sofia.

Lomborg A.E., Zeisset I., Nash D.R., & Boomsma J.J. (2005) A population genetic study of Maculinea arion and M. alcon in southern Scandinavia in relation to the conservation of these species. pp. 178-179. in: Settele J., Thomas J. & Kühn E. (Eds). Studies on the ecology and conservation of butterflies in Europe - Vol. 2: species ecology along a European gradient: Maculinea butterflies as a model. Pensoft, Sofia.

Nash D.R. (2005) Web resources for myrmecologists. Myrmecologische Nachrichten 7, 95-102.

Nash D.R., Zeisset I., Wynne I.R., Ebsen J.R., Schönrogge K., Everett S., & Boomsma J.J. (2005) Using genetic markers to study the phylogeny, distribution and ecology of Maculinea butterflies. pp. 182-184. in: Settele J., Thomas J. & Kühn E. (Eds). Studies on the ecology and conservation of butterflies in Europe - Vol. 2: species ecology along a European gradient: Maculinea butterflies as a model. Pensoft, Sofia.

Sliwinska E., Nowicki P., Nash D.R., & Woyciechowski M. (2005) The key to the caterpillars and pupae of M. teleius, M. nausithous and M. alcon. pp. 88-89. in: Settele J., Thomas J. & Kühn E. (Eds). Studies on the ecology and conservation of butterflies in Europe - Vol. 2: species ecology along a European gradient: Maculinea butterflies as a model. Pensoft, Sofia.

Orledge G.M., Nash, D.R., Blanchard, G.B., and Conway, J.S. (1998) Distribution of the black bog ant, Formica candida, on Rhossili down, Gower. Contract science report 266, Countryside Council for Wales. 61 pp.

Nash D.R. & Bernasconi G. (1996) Ant colonies as an evolutionary paradigm (Key review of: Bourke, A.F.G. and Franks, N.R. (1995) Social evolution in ants). Quarterly Review of Biology 71, 387-390.