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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Robert K. Vander Meer (Bob)

Research Leader


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Search for hidden messenger molecules: capa-gene expression in ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Kohler, R., Vander Meer, R.K., Valles, S.M., Neupert, S., Predel, R. 2014. Search for hidden messenger molecules: capa-gene expression in ants. PLoS One. 9(4):1-10.
Bioactivity of cedarwood oil and cedrol against arthropod pests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eller, F.J., Vander Meer, R.K., Behle, R.W., Flor-Weiler, L.B., Palmquist, D.E. 2014. Bioactivity of cedarwood oil and cedrol against arthropod pests. Environmental Entomology. 43(3):762-766.
Identification and expression of PBAN/diapause hormone and receptors from Aedes aegypti - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Estep, A., Sanscrainte, N.D., Becnel, J.J., Vander Meer, R.K. 2013. Identification and expression of PBAN/diapause hormone and receptors from Aedes aegypti. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 375: 113-120.
The toxicity of Poison Dart Frog alkaloids against the Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Weldon, P., Cardoza, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Spande, T. 2013. The toxicity of Poison Dart Frog alkaloids against the Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta). Proceedings of the International Chemical Ecology Conference, 19-23 August 2013, p. 62.
Mitigating the allergic effects of fire ant envenomation with biologically-based population reduction - (Review Article)
Porter, S.D., Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Vander Meer, R.K. 2013. Mitigating the allergic effects of fire ant envenomation with biologically-based population reduction. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 13:372-378.
Contact toxicities of Anuran Skin Alkaloids against the Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weldon, P., Cardoza, Y.J., Vander Meer, R.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Daly, J.W., Spande, T.F. 2013. Contact toxicities of Anuran Skin Alkaloids against the Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta). Naturwissenschaften . 100:185-192.
Neuropeptide-mediated stimulation of pheromone biosynthesis in an ant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Neuropeptide-mediated stimulation of pheromone biosynthesis in an ant. PLoS One. 7(11): e50400 1-8.
Defensive Spiroketals from Asceles glaber (Phasmatodea): Absolute Configuration and Effects on Ants and Mosquitoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dossey, A., Whitaker, J.M., Dancel, M.A., Vander Meer, R.K., Bernier, U.R., Gottardo, M., Roush, W.R. 2012. Defensive Spiroketals from Asceles glaber (Phasmatodea): Absolute Configuration and Effects on Ants and Mosquitoes. ACS Chemical Biology. 38(9): 1105-1115.
Rna Interference of the Pban/pyrokinin Gene: Impact on Ant, Solenopsis Invicta, and Moth, Helicoverpa Zea, Development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Coy, M.R., Scharf, M.E. 2012. RNA Interference of the PBAN/Pyrokinin Gene: Impact on Ant, Solenopsis invicta, and Moth, Helicoverpa zea, Development. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58:1159-65.
Ants: the supreme soil manipulators - (Review Article)
Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Ants: the supreme soil manipulators. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38:728-745.
Introduction of a neurohormone in the fire ants - (Proceedings)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Introduction of a neurohormone in the fire ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 28: 21-22.
Aerosol delivery of trail pheromone disrupts red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, foraging - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suckling, D.M., Stringer, L.D., Corn, J.E., Bunn, B., El-Sayed, A.M., Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Aerosol delivery of trail pheromone disrupts red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, foraging . Pest Management Science. 68:1572-1578.
Supergene Gp-9 is associated polyandry and male reproductive success in fire ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lawson, L.P., Vander Meer, R.K., Shoemaker, D.D. 2012. Supergene Gp-9 is associated polyandry and male reproductive success in fire ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 279:3217-3222.
Molecular structure and diversity of PBAN/Pyrokinin family peptides in ants - (Review Article)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2012. Molecular structure and diversity of PBAN/Pyrokinin family peptides in ants. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 3(32):1-8.
The role of tyramine and octopamine in the regulation of reproduction in queenless worker honeybees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salomon, M., Malka, O., Vander Meer, R.K., Hefetz, A. 2011. The role of tyramine and octopamine in the regulation of reproduction in queenless worker honeybees. Naturwissenschaften. 99:123-131.
Sampling efficacy for the imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stringer, L.D., Suckling, D.M., Baird, D., Vander Meer, R.K., Christian, S.J., Lester, P.J. 2011. Sampling efficacy for the imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environmental Entomology. 40(5):1276-1284.
Stick Insect Chemical Defenses: Potential for Useful Chemistry (Order Phasmatodea) - (Abstract Only) - (27-May-11)
Insects and Their Chemical Weaponry: Great Potential and New Discoveries from the Order Phasmatodea - (Abstract Only) - (27-May-11)
Pheromone Biosynthesis Activating Neuropeptide (PBAN)/Pyrokinin Family of Peptides and Fire Ants, Solenopsis spp. - (Review Article)
Vander Meer, R.K., Choi, M.Y. 2011. Pheromone Biosynthesis Activating Neuropeptide (PBAN)/Pyrokinin Family of Peptides and Fire Ants, Solenopsis spp. Formosan Entomologist. 31:133-147.
Phorid fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis, response to alkylpyrazine analogs of a fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, alarm pheromone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sharma, K., Vander Meer, R.K., Fadamiro, H. 2011. Phorid fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis, response to alkylpyrazine analogs of a fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, alarm pheromone. Journal of Insect Physiology. 57:939-944.
Ontogeny of Alarm pheromone production in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta - (Abstract Only) - (06-Apr-11)
Sampling High-Altitude and Stratified Mating Flights of Red Imported Fire Ant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, G.N., Fritz, A.H., Vander Meer, R.K. 2011. Sampling High-Altitude and Stratified Mating Flights of Red Imported Fire Ant. Journal of Medical Entomology. 48(3):508-512.
Pban Gene Architecture and Expression in the Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Shoemaker, D.D., Valles, S.M. 2011. PBAN gene architecture and expression in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Insect Physiology. 57(1):161-165.
Analysis of chemical signals in red fire ants by gas chromatography and pattern recognition techniques - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levine, B.K., Mirjankar, N., Vander Meer, R.K. 2010. Analysis of chemical signals in red fire ants by gas chromatography and pattern recognition techniques. Talanta. 83:216-224.
Trail pheromone disruption of red imported fire ant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suckling, D.M., Stringer, L.D., Bunn, B., El-Sayed, A.M., Vander Meer, R.K. 2010. Trail pheromone disruption of red imported fire ant. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36:744-750.
Molecular diversity of PBAN family peptides from fire ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Valles, S.M. 2010. Molecular diversity of PBAN family peptides from fire ants. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 74(2):67-80.
Alteration of cuticular hydrocarbon composition affects heterospecific nestmate recognition in the carpenter ant Camponotus fellah - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lalzar, I., Simon, T., Vander Meer, R.K., Hefetz, A. 2010. Alteration of cuticular hydrocarbon composition affects heterospecific nestmate recognition in the carpenter ant Camponotus fellah. Chemoecology. 20:19-24.
Isolation of a pyrazine alarm pheromone component from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A., Choi, M.Y. 2010. Isolation of a pyrazine alarm pheromone component from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36:163-170.
Effect of surfaces on the foraging efficiency of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kafle, L., Wu, W., Vander Meer, R.K., Shih, C. 2009. Effect of surfaces on the foraging efficiency of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Formosan Entomologist. 29:51-58.
Microencapsulated bait: Does it work with Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kafle, L., Wu, W., Vander Meer, R.K., Huang, Y., Shih, C. 2009. Microencapsulated bait: Does it work with Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)?. Sociobiology. 53(3):729-737.
Identification of a new member of PBAN family of neuropeptides from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2009. Identification of a new member of PBAN family of neuropeptides from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Insect Molecular Biology. 18(2):161-169.
Pban/pyrokinin Peptides in the Central Nervous System of the Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Raina, A.K., Vander Meer, R.K. 2009. PBAN/Pyrokinin peptides in the central nervous system of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Cell and Tissue Research. 335(2):431-439.
Statewide survey of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Tennessee - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliver, J.B., Vander Meer, R.K., Ochieng, S.A., Youssef, N.N., Pantaleoni, E., Mrema, F.A., Vail, K.M., Parkman, P., Valles, S.M., Huan, W.G., Powell, S. 2009. Statewide survey of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Tennessee. Journal of Entomological Science. 44(2):149-157.
Pban/pyrokinin Peptides in Central Nervous System from Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Abstract Only)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Raina, A.K. 2008. Pban/pyrokinin peptides in central nervous system from fire ant, solenopsis invicta. Meeting Abstract.International Society of Chemical Ecology. Paper No. 78.
Fire Ant Cuticular Hydrocarbons: A research tool and nestmate recognition cues? - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Choi, M.Y., Anderson, J. 2008. Fire Ant Cuticular Hydrocarbons: A research tool and nestmate recognition cues?. Meeting Abstract.International Society of Chemical Ecology. Paper No. 139.
Queen regulates biogenic amine level and nestmate recognition in fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, workers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A., Hefetz, A. 2008. Queen regulates biogenic amine level and nestmate recognition in fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, workers. Naturwissenschaften. 95(12):1155-1158.
Atlas of Central Nervous System and the first Neuropeptide from Fire Ant - (Proceedings)
Choi, M.Y., Raina, A., Vander Meer, R.K. 2010. Atlas of Central Nervous System and the first Neuropeptide from Fire Ant. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 24:97-99.
Simplified approaches to determine the attractant preference of Solenopsis incivta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kafle, L., Wu, W., Vander Meer, R.K., Shih, C. 2008. Simplified approaches to determine the attractant preference of Solenopsis incivta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Japanese Journal of Applied Entmology and Zoology.43:383-390.
Areawide suppression of fire ants - (Book / Chapter)
Aubuchon, M.D., Vander Meer, R.K. 2009. Areawide suppression of fire ants. In: Koul, O., Cuperus, G., Elliott, N. Areawide Pest Management: Theory and Implementation. Stillwater, OK: CAB International. p. 261-270.
Distribution of the fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) hybrid in Georgia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gardner, W.A., Diffie, S., Vander Meer, R.K., Brinkman, M.A. 2008. Distribution of the fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) hybrid in Georgia. Journal of Entomological Science. 43:133-137.
The Complexity of Fire Ant Nestmate Recognition - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Hefetz, A. 2007. The Complexity of Fire Ant Nestmate Recognition [abstract]. 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Chemical Ecology.Tsukuba, Japan. p. 28.
A survey of Solenopsis fire ants and their parasitoid flies (Diptera:Phoridae:Pseudacteon)in central Chile and central western Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calcaterra, L., Vander Meer, R.K., Livore, J., Pitts, J., Tsutsui, N. 2007. A survey of Solenopsis fire ants and their parasitoid flies (Diptera:Phoridae:Pseudacteon)in central Chile and central western Argentina. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.Vo. 100(4):pp.512-521
Phenology, Distribution, and Host Specificity of Solenopsis invicta Virus-1 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Pereira, R.M., Vander Meer, R.K., Hashimoto, Y., Hooper-Bui, L.M., Sanchez-Arroyo, H., Davis, T., Karpakakunjaram, V., Vail, K.M., Fudd, G., Briano, J., Calcaterra, L., Gilbert, L.E., Ward, R., Ward, K., Oliver, J., Taniguchi, G., Thompson, D.C. 2007. Phenology, Distribution, and Host Specificity of Solenopsis invicta Virus-1. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 96(1):18-27.
Octopamine modulates honey bee dance behavior Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barron, A.B., Maleszka, R., Vander Meer, R.K., Robinson, G.E. 2007. Octopamine modulates honey bee dance behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104(5):1703-1707.
Comparing injection, feeding and topical application methods for treatment of honey bees with octopamine Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barron, A.B., Maleszka, J., Vander Meer, R.K., Robinson, G.E., Maleszka, R. 2007. Comparing injection, feeding and topical application methods for treatment of honey bees with octopamine. Journal of Insect Physiology. 53(2):187-194.
Mating Flight Activity As Dealation Factors for Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta, Female Alates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burns, S.N., Vander Meer, R.K., Teal, P.E. 2007. Mating flight activity as dealation factors for fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, female alates. Annuals of the Entomological Society of America. 100(2):257-264.
Prevalence of Thelohania Solenopsae Infected Solenopsis Invicta Newly Mated Queens Within Areas of Differing Social Form Distributions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Preston, C.A., Fritz, G.N., Vander Meer, R.K. 2006. Prevalence of Thelohania solenopsae infected Solenopsis invicta newly mated queens within areas of differing social form distributions. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 94(2):119-124.
Oviposition Process of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Queens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vander Meer, R.K., Morel, L. 2007. Oviposition Process of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Queens. Annuals of the Entomological Society of America.100(5):758-762.
New Survey for the Fire Ant Microsporidia Vairimorpha Invictae and Thelohania Solenopsae in Southern South America, with Observations on Their Field Persistence and Prevalence of Dual Infections - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Briano, J., Calcaterra, L., Valles, S.M., Livore, J., Vander Meer, R.K. 2006. NEW SURVEY FOR THE FIRE ANT MICROSPORIDIA VAIRIMORPHA INVICTAE AND THELOHANIA SOLENOPSAE IN SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA, WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THEIR FIELD PERSISTENCE AND PREVALENCE OF DUAL INFECTIONS. Environmental Entomology. 35(5):1358-1365.
Juvenile hormone III concentrations in female reproductives of Solenopsis invicta Buren - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burns, S.N., Vander Meer, R.K., Teal, P.E. 2007. Juvenile hormone III concentrations in female reproductives of Solenopsis invicta Buren. Journal of Entomological Science.42(2):306-309.
The Influence of a Primer Pheromone on Biogenic Amines and Nestmate Recognition in the Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Proceedings)
Vander Meer, R.K. 2006. The Influence of a Primer Pheromone on Biogenic amines and Nestmate Recognition in the Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta. XV Congress IUSSI Proceedings. 94. Washington, D.C. July 30- August 4, 2006.
Selective Male Mortality in the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, G.N., Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A. 2006. Selective Male Mortality in the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta. Genetics. 173: 207-213.
Survey of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Populations in Mississippi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Streett, D.A., Freeland, T.B., Vander Meer, R.K. 2006. Survey of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: formicidae) Populations in Mississippi. Florida Entomologist. 89(1): 91-92.
Distribution of Imported Fire Ant Populations in Alabama - (Proceedings)
Graham, F., Vander Meer, R.K., Ward, K., Ward, R., Bertagnolli, V.E. 2006. Distribution of Imported Fire Ant Populations in Alabama. 2005 Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 219-221. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Survey of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Populations in Mississippi. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Streett, D.A., Freeland, T.B., Vander Meer, R.K. 2006. Survey of imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Mississippi. Florida Entomologist. 89: 91-92.
Prevalence of Thelohania Solenopsae Infected Solenopsis Invicta Newly Mated Queens Within Areas of Differing Social Form Distributions - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A., Fritz, G.N. 2005. Prevalence of Thelohania solenopsae infected Solenopsis invicta newly mated queens within areas of differing social form distributions. Proceedings in the 2005 Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference. 85. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Area-wide suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis spp. populations - (Book / Chapter)
Vander Meer, R.K., Pereira, R.M., Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H. 2007. Area-wide suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis spp. populations. Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests: From Research to Field Implementation. P:487-496.
Prevention of Mosquitoes and House Flies from Entering Simulated Aircraft with Commercial Air Curtain Units - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carlson, D.A., Hogsette Jr, J.A., Kline, D.L., Geden, C.J., Vander Meer, R.K. 2006. Prevention of mosquitoes and house flies from entering simulated aircraft with commercial air curtain units. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99(1):182-193.
Areawide Suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Populations - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Porter, S.D., Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2005. Area-wide Suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Populations. Area Wide Control of Insect Pests Integrating the Sterile Insect. Abstract. p. 78-79
Agression, Primer Pheromone, and Biogenic Amines - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A., Hefetz, A. 2005. Agression, primer pheromone, and biogenic amines. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings.
Fire Ant Repellents: Protection of Black-Capped Vireos from Fire Ant Predation - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A., Cataldo, D., Cornelius, J.D., Pekins, C. 2005. Fire ant repellents: protection of black-capped vireos from fire ant predation. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings.
The Solenopsis Invicta Alarm Pheromone - (Abstract Only)
Preston, C.A., Vander Meer, R.K. 2005. The solenopsis invicta alarm pheromone. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings.
The Effect of Age and Social Environment on Dealation in Solenopsis Invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Female Alates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burns, S., Vander Meer, R.K., Teal, P.E. 2005. The Effect of Age and Social Environment on Dealation in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: formicidae) Female Alates. Florida Entomologist. 88(4): 452-457.
Do These Eggs Smell Funny to You?: Egg Discrimination by Formica Hosts of the Slave-Making Ant, Polyergus Breviceps (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, C.A., Topoff, H., Vander Meer, R.K., Lavine, B. 2004. Do these eggs smell funny to you?: an experimental studey of egg discrimination by hosts of the social parasite Polyergus breviceps (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 57: 245-255.
Multiple Functions of the Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta, Alarm Pheromone - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A. 2004. Multiple functions of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, Alarm Pheromone. Chemical Ecology and Phytochemistry in Forest Ecosystems. 2004. p. 38.
Nest Volatiles Modulate Nestmate Recognition in the Ant Camponotus Fellah - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Katzav-Gozansky, T., Boulay, R., Vander Meer, R., Hefetz, A. 2004. In-nest environment modulates nestmate recognition in the ant Camponotus fellah. Naturwissenschaften. p. 1-10.
Claustral Founding by Multiple Newly Mated Queens of Mixed Social Form - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A. 2003. Claustral Founding by Multiple Newly Mated Queens of Mixed Social Form. Proceedings of Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference. p. 37.
Social Insect Pheromones - (Book / Chapter)
Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A. 2004. Social insect pheromones. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2004. v. 3. p. 2040-2046.
Genetic Algorithms for Deciphering the Complex Chemosensory Code of Social Insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lavine, B.K., Davidson, C., Vander Meer, R.K., Lahav, S., Soroker, V., Hefetz, A. 2003. Genetic algorithms for deciphering the complex chemosensory code of social insects. Journal of Chemometrics. v. 66. p. 51-62.
Colony Insularity Through Queen Control on Worker Social Motivation in Ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
BOULAY, R., KATZAV-GOVANSKY, T., VANDER MEER, R.K., HEFETZ, A. Colony insularity through queen control on worker social motivation in ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences. 2003. v. 270. p. 971-977.
The Fire Ant Venom Alkaloid, Isosolenopsin A, Is a Potent and Selective Inhibitor of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yi, G.B., Mcclendon, W.D., Desaiah, D., Goddard, J., Lister, A., Moffitt, J., Vander Meer, R.K., Deshazo, R., Lee, K.S., Rockhold, R.W. 2003. The Fire Ant Venom Alkaloid, Isosolenopsin A, a Potent and Selective Inhibitor of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase. International Journal of Toxicology. 22:81-86.
Survey of Imported Fire Ant Populations in Mississippi - (Proceedings)
STREETT, D.A., FREELAND, T.B., VANDER MEER, R.K. SURVEY OF IMPORTED FIRE ANT POPULATIONS IN MISSISSIPPI. IMPORTED FIRE ANTS CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. 2002. P.135-137.
Sympatry of Polygyne and Monogyne Colonies of the Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
FRITZ, G.N., VANDER MEER, R.K. SYMPATRY OF POLYGYNE AND MONOGYNE COLONIES OF THE FIRE ANT, SOLENOPSIS INVICTA (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE). ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. 2003. v. 96(1). p. 86-92.
Host Queen Killing by a Slave-Maker Ant Queen: When Is a Host Queen Worth Attacking? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, C.A., Topoff, H., Vander Meer, R.K., Lavine, B. 2002. Host queen killing by a slave-maker ant queen: when is a host queen worth attacking?. Animal Behaviour. v. 64. p. 807-815.
Host Queen Killing by a Slave-Maker Ant Queen: When Is a Host Queen Worth Attacking? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, C.A., Topoff, H., Vander Meer, R.K., Lavine, B. 2002. Host queen killing by a slave-maker ant queen: when is a host queen worth attacking?. Animal Behaviour. v. 64. p. 807-815.
Host Queen Killing by a Slave-Maker Ant Queen: When Is a Host Queen Worth Attacking? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, C.A., Topoff, H., Vander Meer, R.K., Lavine, B. 2002. Host queen killing by a slave-maker ant queen: when is a host queen worth attacking?. Animal Behaviour. v. 64. p. 807-815.
Host Queen Killing by a Slave-Maker Ant Queen: When Is a Host Queen Worth Attacking? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, C.A., Topoff, H., Vander Meer, R.K., Lavine, B. 2002. Host queen killing by a slave-maker ant queen: when is a host queen worth attacking?. Animal Behaviour. v. 64. p. 807-815.
Semiochemicals Released by Electrically Stimulated Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis Invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
VANDER MEER, R.K., SLOWIK, T.J., THORVILSON, H.G. SEMIOCHEMICALS RELEASED BY ELECTRICALLY STIMULATED RED IMPORTED FIRE ANTS, SOLENOPSIS INVICTA. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY. 2002. v. 28(12). p. 2585-2600.
Semiochemicals and Communication in Social Systems: Future Directions - (Proceedings)
Vander Meer, R.K. 2002. Semiochemicals and communication in social systems: future directions. XIV International Congress of IUSSI-The Golden Jubilee Proceedings. p. 17.
Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta, Worker Alarm Pheromones Attract Pseudacteon Phorid Flies - (Proceedings)
Vander Meer, R.K., Porter, S.D. 2002. Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta, Worker Alarm Pheromones Attract Pseudacteon Phorid Flies. Proceedings of Imported Fire Ant Conference. p. 77-80.
Sympatry of Fire Ant Polygyne and Monogyne Social Forms - (Proceedings)
Vander Meer, R.K., Fritz, G.N. Sympatry of Fire Ant Polygyne and Monogyne Social Forms. Proceedings of 2002 Imported Fire Ant Conference. 2002. p. 5-9.
Identification and Action of Juvenile Hormone III from Sexually Mature Alate Females of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Dec-01)
Powerful Queen Influence on Conspecific Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta Aggression - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Aug-01)
Red Imported Fire Ants Invade the Caribbean - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Aug-01)
Experimental Evidence Against Cuticular Hydrocarbons As Nestmate Recognition Cues in the Fire Ant Solenopsis Invicta - (Proceedings)
Anderson, J.B., Vander Meer, R.K. 2001. Experimental Evidence Against Cuticular Hydrocarbons as Nestmate Recognition Cues in the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta. 2001 Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. p. 69-70. San Antonio, Texas. February 28-March 2, 2001.
Evidence of the Importance of Juvenile Hormone for Flight in Solenopsis Invicta Female Alates and the Influence of Mating in Post-Nuptial Flight Dealation - (Abstract Only)
Burns, S.N., Vander Meer, R.K., Vogt, J.T., Nation, J.L., Teal, P.E. 2001. Evidence of the Importance of Juvenile Hormone for Flight in Solenopsis invicta Female Alates and the Influence of Mating in Post-Nuptial Flight Dealation. 2001 Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. p. 171. San Antonio, Texas. February 28-March 2, 2001.
Powerful Queen Influence on Conspecific Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta, Aggression - (Proceedings)
Vander Meer, R.K., Alonso, L.E. 2001. Powerful Queen Influence on Conspecific Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta, Aggression. 2001 Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. p. 51. San Antonio, Texas. February 28-March 2, 2001.
Adoption of Polygyne-Derived Newly Mated Queens by Queenless Monogyne and Polygyne Solenopsis Invicta Colonies - (Proceedings)
Vander Meer, R.K., Alonso, L.E., Anderson, J. 2001. Adoption of Polygyne-Derived Newly Mated Queens by Queenless Monogyne and Polygyne Solenopsis invicta Colonies. 2001 Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. p. 50. San Antonio, Texas. February 28-March 2, 2001.
Potential Applications of the Response of Phorid Flies to Fire Ant Semiochemicals - (Proceedings)
Vander Meer, R.K., Porter, S.D. 2001. Potential Applications of the Response of Phorid Flies to Fire Ant Semiochemicals. 2001 Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. p. 33. San Antonio, Texas. February 28-March 2, 2001.
Changes in the Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profile of the Slave-Maker Ant Queen, Polyergus Breviceps, after Killing a Formica Queen - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Nov-00)
Fate of Female Sexuals Introduced into Monogyne and Polygyne Fire Ant Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Nov-00)
Effects of Juvenile Hormone and Precocene Treatments on Dealation of Solenopsis Invicta Female Alates - (Proceedings) - (05-Mar-99)
Red Imported Fire Ants: Impact on Biodiversity and Integrated Management Techniques - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Feb-99)
Effects of Topical Juvenile Hormone and Precocene Treatments on Sexually Mature Solenopsis Invicta Female Alates and the Comparison of the Rates of Dealation of Alates of Different Ages. - (Abstract Only) - (03-Jan-99)
Direct Behavioral Evidence for Hydrocarbons As Ant Recognition Discriminators - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Nov-98)
Newly Mated Queen Adoption and Polygyny - (Proceedings) - (06-Apr-98)
Adoption of Newly Mated Queens: What Are the Consequences for Control? - (Proceedings) - (06-Apr-98)
Nestmate Recognition in the Ant Cataglyphis Niger: Do Queens Matter? - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Feb-98)
Source of Alate Excitant Pheromones in the Red Imported Fire Ant Solenopsisinvicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Apr-97)
Biochemistry of the Exocrine Secretion from Gypsy Moth Caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Lymantria Dispar (L). - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (05-Nov-96)
Effects of Alligator Egg Yolk Long-Chain Fatty Acids on Growth Performance of Hatchlings - (Proceedings) - (19-Sep-96)
Nestmate Recognition in Ants - (Book / Chapter) - (20-Aug-96)
Biosynthesis of the Solenopsins, Venom Alkaloids of the Fire Ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (30-May-96)
Pheromone Enhanced Baits for Pest Ant Control: Current Status and Future Prospects - (Proceedings) - (29-May-96)
A commitment to the future: precollegiate science educational outreach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, R.W., Wojcik, L.K., Fukuda, T., Heath, R.R., Kline, D.L., Shatters, R.G., Vander Meer, R.K., Wojcik, D.P. 1996. A commitment to the future: precollegiate science educational outreach. American Entomologist. 42:244-247.
Research on the Molecular Biology of Fire Ants - (Abstract Only) - (08-Jun-95)
Development of Pheromone Enhanced Baits and Other Technology Transfer Activities - (Abstract Only) - (01-May-95)
Source of Alate Alarm Pheromones in Solenopsis Invicta - (Abstract Only) - (01-May-95)
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