David Nash: Publications

Papers published in peer-reviewed journals

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.

Fernandez-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 B-Biological Sciences 276, 2263-2269.

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.

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.

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., Aktaç, N., Eilenberg, J.r., 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., and Boomsma, J.J. (2008) A mosaic of chemical coevolution in a large blue butterfly. Science 319, 88-90 (supporting online material available at: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sci;319/5859/88/DC1)

Richard, F.J., Poulsen, M., Hefetz, A., Errard, C., Nash, D.R., and 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., Nowicki, P., Nash, D.R., Witek, M., Settele, J., and Woyciechowski, M. (2006) Morphology of caterpillars and pupae of European Maculinea species (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with an identification table. Entomologica Fennica 17, 123-124

Dijkstra, M.B., Nash, D.R., and Boomsma, J.J. (2005) Self-restraint and sterility in workers of Acromyrmex and Atta leafcutter 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., and Pierce, N.E. (2004) The evolution of alternative parasitic life histories in large blue butterflies. Nature 432, 386-390 (supplementary information available at: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v432/n7015/suppinfo/nature03020.html)

Sumner, S., Nash, D.R., and 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., and Boomsma, J.J. (2002) Geographical variation in host-ant specificity of the parasitic butterfly Maculinea alcon in Denmark. Ecological Entomology 27, 403-411

Als, T.D., Nash, D.R., and 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., and Nash, D.R. (1998) Feather pecking in growers: a study with individually marked birds. British Poultry Science 39, 178-185

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

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

Agassiz, D.-J.L., Nash, D.-R., Godfray, H.C.J., and 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. and Nash, D.R. (1988) Sexual cannibalism in the garden spider Araneus diadematus. Animal Behaviour 36, 1511-1517


Book chapters

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

Pierce, N.E. and Nash, D.R. (1999) The Imperial Blue, Jalmenus evagoras (Lycaenidae). In: Kitching, R.L., Scheermeyer, E., Jones, R.E., Pierce, N.E. (eds) Biology of Australian butterflies - Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, vol 6. CSIRO publishing, Canberra, pp 277-315

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


Invited mini-reviews

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

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


Invited book review

Nash, D.R. and 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


Conservation report

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. Report for the Countryside Council for Wales