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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Robert B Srygley
RESEARCH ECOLOGIST


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Physiological aeroecology: Anatomical and physiological adaptations for flight -
Mormon crickets maximize nutrient intake at the expense of immunity -
Srygley, R.B. 2016. Mormon crickets maximize nutrient intake at the expense of immunity. Physiological Entomology. doi:10.1111/phen.12155.
Diet drives the collective migrations and affects the immunity of Mormon crickets and locusts: A comparison of these potential superspreaders of disease -
Srygley, R.B. 2016. Diet drives the collective migrations and affects the immunity of Mormon crickets and locusts: A comparison of these potential superspreaders of disease. Integrative & Comparative Biology. doi:10.1093/icb/icw035.
Loss of safety in numbers and a novel driver of mass migration: Radiotelemetry reveals heavy predation on a band of Mormon crickets Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B., Lorch, P.D. 2016. Loss of safety in numbers and a novel driver of mass migration: radiotelemetry reveals heavy predation on a band of Mormon crickets. Royal Society Open Science. 3(5):160113. doi:10.1098/rsos.160113.
The butterflies of Barro Colorado Island: Local extinction rates since the 1930's Reprint Icon -
Basset, Y., Barrios, H., Segar, S., Srygley, R.B., Aiello, A., Warren, A.D., Delgado, F., Coronado, J., Lezcano, J., Arizala, S., Rivera, M., Perez, F., Bobadilla, R., Lopez, Y., Ramirez, J.A. 2015. The butterflies of Barro Colorado Island: Local extinction rates since the 1930's. PLoS One. 10(8):e0136623. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136623.
Magnetic anisotropy and organization of nanoparticles in heads and antennae of neotropical leaf-cutter ants, Atta colombica -
Alves, O.C., Srygley, R.B., Riveros, A.J., Barbosa, M.A., Esquivel, D.M., Wajnberg, E. 2014. Magnetic anisotropy and organization of nanoparticles in heads and antennae of neotropical leaf-cutter ants, Atta colombica. Journal of Physics D. 47(43):435401. DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/47/43/435401.
Effects of temperature and moisture on Mormon cricket reproduction with implications for responses to climate change Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B. 2014. Effects of temperature and moisture on Mormon cricket reproduction with implications for responses to climate change. Journal of Insect Physiology. 65:57-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2014.05.005.
Do leaf-cutter ants Atta colombica obtain their magnetic sensors from soil? Reprint Icon -
Riveros, A.J., Esquivel, D.M., Wajnberg, E., Srygley, R.B. 2014. Do leaf-cutter ants Atta colombica obtain their magnetic sensors from soil? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 68(1):55-62.
El Niño, host plant growth, and migratory butterfly abundance in a changing climate Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B., Dudley, R., Oliveira, E.G., Riveros, A.J. 2014. El Niño, host plant growth, and migratory butterfly abundance in a changing climate. Biotropica. 46(1):90-97.
Proximate effects of maternal oviposition preferences on defense efficacy and larval survival in a diet-specialized tortoise beetle. Who knows best: mothers or their progeny? Reprint Icon -
Vencl, F.V., Plata, C.A., Srygley, R.B. 2013. Proximate effects of maternal oviposition preferences on defense efficacy and larval survival in a diet-specialized tortoise beetle. Who knows best: mothers or their progeny? Ecological Entomology. 38(6):596-607.
Coping with uncertainty: Nutrient deficiencies motivate insect migration at a cost to immunity Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B., Lorch, P.D. 2013. Coping with uncertainty: Nutrient deficiencies motivate insect migration at a cost to immunity. Integrative & Comparative Biology. 53(6):1002-1013.
Climate Change and Agriculture: Effects and Adaptation -
Walthall, C.L., Hatfield, J.L., Marshall, E., Lengnick, L., Backlund, P., Adkins, S.T., Ainsworth, E.A., Booker, F.L., Blumenthal, D.M., Bunce, J.A., Burkey, K.O., Dabney, S.M., Goodrich, D.C., Lewers, K.S., Nearing, M.A., Ort, D.R., Pettigrew, W.T., Polley, H.W., Rosskopf, E.N., Srygley, R.B., Ziska, L.H., Delgado, J.A., Funk, A.J., Glenn, D.M., Morgan, J.A., White, J.W., Timlin, D.J., Mcclung, A.M. 2013. Climate Change and Agriculture: Effects and Adaption. Washington, DC: USDA Technical Bulletin 1935. 186 p.
Enemy targeting, trade-offs, and the evolutionary assembly of a tortoise beetle defense arsenal Reprint Icon -
Vencl, F.V., Srygley, R.B. 2013. Enemy targeting, trade-offs, and the evolutionary assembly of a tortoise beetle defense arsenal. Evolutionary Ecology. 27(2): 237-252. Available: DOI 10.1007/s10682-012-9603-1.
Ontogenetic changes in immunity and susceptibility to fungal infection in Mormon crickets Anabrus simplex Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B. 2012. Ontogenetic changes in immunity and susceptibility to fungal infection in Mormon crickets Anabrus simplex. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58: 342-347.
Age- and density-dependent prophylaxis in the migratory Mormon cricket Anabrus simplex (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B. 2012. Age- and density-dependent prophylaxis in the migratory Mormon cricket Anabrus simplex (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Environmental Entomology. 41(1): 166-171.
Urban and natural components of Korean magpie (Pica pica sericea) territories and their effects on prey density Reprint Icon -
Kim, S., Srygley, R.B., Lee, J.Y., Lee, S.I., Choe, J.C. 2012. Urban and natural components of Korean magpie (Pica pica sericea) territories and their effects on prey density. Polish Journal of Ecology. 60: 407-417.
Weakness in the band: nutrient-mediated trade-offs between migration and immunity of Mormon crickets, Anabrus simplex Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B., Lorch, P.D. 2011. Weakness in the band: nutrient-mediated trade-offs between migration and immunity of Mormon crickets, Anabrus simplex. Animal Behaviour. 81(2): 395-400.
Immune Response of Mormon Crickets that Survived Infection by Beauveria Bassiana Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B., Jaronski, S. 2010. Immune Response of Mormon Crickets that Survived Infection by Beauveria Bassiana. Psyche. Vol. 2011, 5 pp., Article ID 849038, DOI:10.1155/2011/849038.
Antennal Regulation of Migratory Flight in the Neotropical Moth, Urania fulgens Reprint Icon -
Sane, S., Srygley, R.B., Dudley, R. 2010. Antennal Regulation of Migratory Flight in the Neotropical Moth, Urania fulgens. Biology Letters. 6:406-409.
Magnetoreception in Eusocial Insects: An Update Reprint Icon -
Wajnberg, E., Acosta-Avalos, D., Cambraia Alves, O., Oliveira, J., Srygley, R.B., Esquivel, D.M. 2010. Magnetoreception in Eusocial Insects: An Update. Journal Royal Society Interface. 7(2): S207-S225.
Migration, Orientation and Navigation: Magnetic Compasses in Insects Reprint Icon -
Riveros, A.J., Srygley, R.B. 2010. Migration, Orientation and Navigation: Magnetic Compasses in Insects. In: Breed, M.D., and Moore, J., editors. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Vol. 2. Oxford: Elsevier / Academic Press. pp. 305-313.
Immune Response of Mormon Crickets to Infection by Beauveria bassiana. -
Immediate Protein Dietary Effects on Movement and the Generalised Immunocompetence of Migrating Mormon Crickets Anabrus simplex (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B., Lorch, P.D., Simpson, S.J., Sword, G.A. 2009. Immediate Protein Dietary Effects on Movement and the Generalised Immunocompetence of Migrating Mormon Crickets Anabrus simplex (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Ecological Entomology. 34(5):663–668.
El Niño and Dry Season Rainfall Influence Hostplant Phenology and an Annual Butterfly Migration from Neotropical Wet to Dry Forests Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B., Dudley, R., Oliveira, E.G., Aizprua, R., Pelaez, N.Z., Riveros, A.J. 2010. El Niño and Dry Season Rainfall Influence Hostplant Phenology and an Annual Butterfly Migration from Neotropical Wet to Dry Forests. Global Change Biology. 16:936-945.
Weakness in the band: Nutrient imbalance and immunodeficiency in mass-migrating cannibalistic katydids -
Age of the Jeju pony (Equus caballus) at first reproduction: potential costs for foals and mothers that first reproduce early in life Reprint Icon -
Rho, J.R., Srygley, R.B., Choe, J.C. 2009. Age of the Jeju pony (Equus caballus) at first reproduction: potential costs for foals and mothers that first reproduce early in life. Journal of Ethology. Journal of Ethology. 27(3):483-488.
Immediate dietary effects on migrating Mormon cricket immunocompetence -
Optimal strategies for insects migrating in the flight boundary layer: Mechanisms and consequences Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B., Dudley, R. 2008. Optimal strategies for insects migrating in the flight boundary layer: Mechanisms and consequences. Integrative & Comparative Biology. 48:119-133.
Aeroecology: Probing and Modeling the Aerosphere Reprint Icon -
Kunz, T.H., Gauthreaux, Jr., S.A., Hristov, N.I., Horn, J.W., Jones, G., Kalko, E.K., Kelly, T.A., Larkin, R.P., Mccracken, G.F., Swartz, S.M., Srygley, R.B., Dudley, R., Westbrook, J. K. and Wikelski, M. 2008. Aeroecology: Probing and Modeling the Aerosphere. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 48(1):1-11.
Do leaf-cutter ants orient their path-integrated, home vector with a magnetic compass? -
Airspeed adjustment and lipid reserves in migratory Neotropical butterflies -
Dudley, R., Srygley, R.B. 2008. Airspeed adjustment and lipid reserves in migratory Neotropical butterflies. Functional Ecology. 22(2):264-270.
Do leaf-cutter ants Atta colombica orient their path-integrated, home vector with a magnetic compass? Reprint Icon -
Riveros, A.J., Srygley, R.B. 2008. Do leaf-cutter ants Atta colombica orient their path-integrated, home vector with a magnetic compass? Animal Behaviour 75:1273-1281.
Optimal strategies for insects migrating in the flight boundary layer: Mechanisms and consequences -
El Niño and other determinants of butterfly migrations in a Neotropical wet forest -
Evolution of the wave: aerodynamic and aposematic functions of butterfly wing motion Reprint Icon -
Srygley, R.B. 2007. Evolution of the wave: aerodynamic and aposematic functions of butterfly wing motion. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 274(1612):913-917.
Last Modified: 8/26/2016
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