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Robert K Vander Meer (Bob)

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Dr. Robert K. Vander Meer

Telephone: (352) 374-5855
Fax: (352) 374-5818
http://www.ars.usda.gov/saa/cmave/ifahi/rkvandermeer

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Education

1960 - 1964
Blackburn College; Majors, Chemistry and   Mathematics; B.S.
1964 - 1966
John Carroll University; Major, Chemistry; M.S.
1966 - 1972
The Pennsylvania State University, Synthetic   Organic Chemistry; Ph.D.

Research and University Experience

1972 - 1976
Lecturer in Chemistry (British System), The School of Natural Resources, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands (Peace Corps Volunteer).
1976 - 1977
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
1977 - Present
Research Chemist, USDA, ARS, Gainesville, FL.
1983 - Present
Adjunct Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Univ. of Fl., Gainesville, FL.
1983 - Present
Member of the Graduate Faculty, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Significant Research Accomplishments

Honors and Awards

Editorial Experience

Membership is Professional Societies:

Patents

1. Vander Meer, R.K., Lofgren, C.S., Williams, D.F., Meyers, W. and D. Lewis. 1989. Method for the Control of Insects. Patent No. 4921696.

2. Vander Meer, R.K., Banks, W.A., and Lofgren, C.S., 1992. A repellent for ants. U.S. Patent Application, No. 07/925,685.

3. Vander Meer, R.K., Lofgren, C.S., Meyers, W.E., Lewis, D.H., and Williams, D.F., 1993. Method for the Control of Insects. United States Patent Number 5,177,107.

4. Vander Meer, R.K., Lofgren, C.S., Williams, D.F., Meyers, W.E., and Lewis, D.H., 1994. Method for the Control of Insects. United States Patent Number 5,364,618.

5. Vander Meer, R.K., Williams, D.F., Lofgren, C.S., 1995. Compsiçao para controlar uma populaçao de artropódes, Brazilian Patent No. PI 8404556-6.

6. Vander Meer, R.K., Banks, W.A., and Lofgren, C.S., 1996. Repellents for Ants. United States Patent Number 5,587,401.

7. Vander Meer, R.K., Banks, W.A., and Lofgren, C.S., 1997. Repellents for Ants. United States Patent No. 5,648,390.

8. Vander Meer, R.K., Banks, W.A., and Lofgren, C.S. 1998. Repellents for Ants. United States Patent No. 5,721,274.

9. Vander Meer, R. K. and Lofgren, C. S. 1999. Attractant for Social insects. United States Patent Number: 5,897,859.

10. Vander Meer, R. K.; Banks, W. A., and Lofgren, C. S., 2000. Repellent for Ants Patent. U.S. Patent; 6,071,973.

11. Vander Meer, R. K.; Banks, W. A., and Lofgren, C. S., 2001. Repellent for Ants. U.S. Patent, #6,294,577 B1.

12. Vander Meer, R.K., Brenner, R.J., Cataldo, D.A., Van Voris, P., and Lipinsky, E.S. 2012. Methods and Compositions for Attracting or Repelling Cockroaches, Patent No. 8273340.

13. Vander Meer, R.K. and Choi, M.-Y., 2013. Formicidae control using double-stranded RNA constructs, U.S. Patent No. 8,575,328 B2.

14. Vander Meer, R.K., Brenner, R.J., Cataldo, D.A., Van Voris, P., and Lipinsky, E.S. 2014. Methods and Compositions for Attracting or Repelling Cockroaches, U.S. Patent No. 8,865,152.

Special Invitations

Only invitations from the last 10 years have been listed. More than 75 invitations have not been listed.

Refereed Publications

2013

Weldon, P. J., Y. J. Cardoza, R. Vander Meer, J. W. Daly, and T. F. Spande. 2013. Contact toxicities of anuran skin alkaloids against the fire ant (Solenopsis invicta). Naturwissenschaften 100: 185-192.

2012

Choi, M. Y., and R. Vander Meer. 2012. Ant trail pheromone biosynthesis is triggered by a neuropeptide hormone. PLOS one 7 (11): e50400. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050400 1-7.

Choi, M. Y., and R. K. Vander Meer. 2012. Molecular structure and diversity of PBAN/pyrokinin family peptides in ants. Frontiers in Endocrinology 3: 1-8.

Choi, M. Y., R. K. Vander Meer, M. Coy, and M. E. Scharf. 2012. Phenotypic impacts of PBAN RNA interference in an ant, Solenopsis invicta, and a moth, Helicoverpa zea. Journal of Insect Physiology 58: 1159-1165.

Lawson, L. L., R. Vander Meer, and D. Shoemaker. 2012. Male reproductive fitness and queen polyandry are linked to variation in the supergene Gp-9 in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 10: 1-6.

Salomon, M., O. Malka, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 2012. The role of tyramine and octopamine in the regulation of reproduction in queenless worker honeybees. Naturwissenschaften 99: 123-131.

Suckling, D. M., L. D. Stringer, J. E. Corn, B. Bunn, A. M. El-Sayed, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2012. Aerosol delivery of trail pheromone disrupts the foraging of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Pest Management Science 68: 1572-1578.

Vander Meer, R. K. 2012. Ant interactions with soil organisms and associated semiochemicals. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38: 728-745.

2011

Choi, M. Y., R. K. Vander Meer, D. D. Shoemaker, and S. M. Valles. 2011. PBAN gene architecture and expression in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Insect Physiol. 57: 161-165.

Fritz, G. N., A. H. Fritz, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2011. Sampling high-altitude and stratified mating flights of red imported fire ant. Journal of Medical Entomology 47: 508-512.

Sharma, K., R. K. Vander Meer, and H. Y. Fadamiro. 2011. Phorid fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis, response to alkylpyrazine analogs of a fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, alarm pheromone. Journal of Insect Physiology 57: 939-944.

Stringer, L. D., D. M. Suckling, D. Baird, R. K. Vander Meer, S. J. Christian, and P. J. Lester. 2011. Sampling efficacy for the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environ. Entomol. 40: 1276-1284.

Vander Meer, R. K., and M. Y. Choi. 2011. Pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN)/Pyrokinin family of peptides and fire ants, Solenopsis spp. Formosan Entomol. 31: 133-147.

2010

Choi, M. Y., R. K. Vander Meer, and S. M. Valles. 2010. Molecular diversity of PBAN family peptides from fire ants. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 74: 67-80.

Lavine, B. K., N. Mirjankar, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2010. Analysis of chemical signals in red fire ants by gas chromatography and pattern recognition techniques. Talanta 83: 216-224.

Suckling, D. M., L. D. Stringer, B. Bunn, A. M. El-Sayed, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2010. Trail pheromone disruption of red imported fire ant. J. Chem. Ecol. 36: 744-750.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. A. Preston, and M. Y. Choi. 2010. Isolation of a pyrazine alarm pheromone component from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Chem. Ecol. 36: 163-170.

2009

Choi, M. Y., A. K. Raina, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2009. PBAN/pyrokinin peptides in the central nervous system of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Cell Tissue Res. 335: 431-439.

Choi, M. Y., and R. K. Vander Meer. 2009. Identification of a new member of the PBAN family of neuropeptides from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Insect Molecular Biology 18: 161-169.

Kafle, L., W. J. Wu, R. K. Vander Meer, Y. Y. Huang, and C. J. Shih. 2009. Microencapsulated bait: Does it work with red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 53: 729-737.

Kafle, L., W. J. Wu, R. K. Vander Meer, and C. J. Shih. 2009. Effect of surfaces on the foraging efficiency of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Formosan Entomol. 29: 51-58.

Lalzar, I., T. Simon, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 2009. Alteration of cuticular hydrocarbon composition affects heterospecific nestmate recognition in the carpenter ant Camponotus fellah. Chemoecology DOI 10.1007/s00049-009-0030-x: (6 pages).

Oliver, J. B., R. K. Vander Meer, S. A. Ochieng, N. N. Youssef, E. Pantaleoni, F. A. Mrema, K. M. Vail, J. P. Parkman, S. M. Valles, W. G. Haun, and S. Powell. 2009. Statewide survey of imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Tennessee. J. Entomol. Sci. 44: 149-157.

2008

Gardner, W. A., S. Diffie, R. K. Vander Meer, and M. A. Brinkman. 2008. Distribution of the fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) hybrid in Georgia. J. Entomol. Sci. 43: 133-137.

Kafle, L., W. J. Wu, R. K. Vander Meer, and C. J. Shih. 2008. Simplified approaches to determine the attractant preference of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Appl. Entomol. Zool. 43: 383-390.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. A. Preston, and A. Hefetz. 2008. Queen regulates biogenic amine level and nestmate recognition in workers of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Naturwissenschaften 95: 1155-1158.

2007

Barron, A. B., J. Maleszka, R. Vander Meer, G. E. Robinson, and R. Maleszka. 2007. Comparing injection, feeding and topical application methods for treatment of honeybees with octopamine. J. Insect Physiol. 53: 187-194.

Barron, A. B., R. Maleszka, R. K. Vander Meer, and G. E. Robinson. 2007. Octopamine modulates honey bee dance behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 104: 1703-1707.

Burns, S. N., R. Vander Meer, and P. E. A. Teal. 2007. Juvenile hormone III concentrations in female reproductives of Solenopsis invicta Buren. J. Entomol. Sci. 42: 306-309.

Burns, S. N., R. Vander Meer, and P. E. A. Teal. 2007. Mating flight activity as dealation factors for red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) female alates. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 100: 257-264.

Calcaterra, L. A., R. Vander Meer, J. P. Pitts, J. Livore, and N. D. Tsutsui. 2007. Survey of Solenopsis fire ants and their parasitoid flies (Diptera: Phoridae: Pseudacteon) in central Chile and Central Western Argentina. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 100: 512-521.

Valles, S. M., C. A. Strong, D. H. Oi, S. D. Porter, R. M. Pereira, R. Vander Meer, Y. Hashimoto, L. M. Hooper-Bui, H. Sanchez-Arroyo, T. Davis, V. Karpakakunjaram, K. M. Vail, L. C. Graham, J. A. Briano, L. A. Calcaterra, L. E. Gilbert, R. Ward, K. Ward, J. B. Oliver, G. Taniguchi, and D. C. Thompson. 2007. Phenology, distribution, and host specificity of Solenopsis invicta virus-1. J. of Invert. Pathol. 96: 18-27.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. Morel. 2007. Oviposition process of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Queens. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 100: 758-762.

Vander Meer, R. K., R. M. Pereira, S. D. Porter, S. M. Valles, and D. H. Oi. 2007. Area-wide supression of invasive fire ant Solenopsis spp. populations, pp. 487-496. In M. J. B. Vreysen, A. S. Robinson and J. Hendrichs [eds.], Area-wide control of insect pests.

2006

Briano, J., L. Calcaterra, R. K. Vander Meer, S. M. Valles, and J. Livore. 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. Environ. Entomol. 35.

Carlson, D. A., J. A. Hogsette, D. L. Kline, C. D. Geden, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2006. Prevention of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) and house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) from entering simulated aircraft with commercial air curtain Units. Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 182-193.

Fritz, G. N., R. K. Vander Meer, and C. A. Preston. 2006. Selective male mortality in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Genetics 173: 207-213.

Preston, C. A., G. N. Fritz, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2006. Prevalence of Thelohania Solenopsae infected Solenopsis invicta newly mated queens within areas of differing social from distributions. J. Invert. Path. 94: 119-124.

Streett, D. A., T. B. Freeland, and R. K. Vander Meer. 2006. Survey of imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Mississippi. Florida Entomol. 89: 91-92.

2005

Burns, K., R. K. Vander Meer, and P. E. A. Teal. 2005. The effect of age and social environment on dealation in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) female alates. Florida Entomol. 88: 452-457.

Burns, S. N., R. K. Vander Meer, and P. E. A. Teal. 2005. The effect of age and social environment on dealation in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) female alates. Florida Entomol. 88: 452-457.

Johnson, C. A., H. Topoff, R. K. Vander Meer, and B. Lavine. 2005. Do these eggs smell funny to you? Egg discrimination by Formica hosts of the slave-making ant, Polyergus breviceps (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Behavioral Ecol. & Sociobiol. 57: 245-255.

2004

Katzav-Govansky, T., R. Boulay, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 2004. In-nest environment modulates nestmate recognition in the ant camponotus fellah. Naturwissenschaften 91: 186-190.

Vander Meer, R. K. 2004. Social insect pheromones, pp. 2040-2046. In J. L. Capinera [ed.], Encyclopedia of Entomology. KluwerAcademic Publishers, Norwell, MA.

2003

Boulay, R., T. Katzav-Govansky, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 2003. Colony insularity through queen control on worker social motivation in ants. Proc. Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences 270: 971-977.

Fritz, G. N., and R. K. Vander Meer. 2003. Sympatry of polygyne and monogyne colonies of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 96: 86-92.

Lavine, B. K., C. Davidson, R. K. Vander Meer, S. Lahav, V. Soroker, and A. Hefetz. 2003. Genetic algorithms for deciphering the complex chemosensory code of social insects. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 66: 51-62.

Yi, G. B., W. D. McClendon, D. Desaiah, J. Goddard, A. Lister, J. E. Moffitt, R. K. Vander Meer, R. D. Deshazo, K. S. Lee, and R. W. Rockhold. 2003. Fire ant venom alkaloid, isosolenopsin A, is a potenet and selective inhibitor of neuronal nitric oxide synthase. International Journal of Toxicology 22: 81-86.

2002

Burns, S. N., P. E. A. Teal, R. K. Vander Meer, J. L. Nation, and J. T. Vogt. 2002. Identification and action of juvenile hormone III from sexually mature alate females of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. J. Insect Physiol. 48: 357-365.

Johnson, C. A., H. Topoff, R. K. Vander Meer, and B. Lavine. 2002. Host queen killing by slave-maker ant queen: When is a host queen worth attacking? Anim. Behav. 64: 807-815.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. E. Alonso. 2002. Queen primer pheromone affects conspecific fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) aggression. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 51: 122-130.

Vander Meer, R. K., T. J. Slowik, and H. G. Thorvilson. 2002. Semiochemicals released by electrically stimulated red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta. J. Chem. Ecol. 28: 2585-2600.

2001

Davis, L. R., Jr., R. K. Vander Meer, and S. D. Porter. 2001. Red imported fire ants expand their range across the West Indies. Florida Entomol. 84: 735-736.

Johnson, C. A., R. K. Vander Meer, and B. Lavine. 2001. Changes in the cuticular hydrocarbon profile of the slave-maker ant queen, Polyergus breviceps Emery, after killing a Formica host queen (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 27: 1787-1804.

Lahav, S., V. Soroker, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 2001. Segregation of colony odor in the desert ant Cataglyphis Niger. J. Chemical Ecology 27: 927-943.

Vander Meer, R. K., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 2001. Repellent for ants. U.S. Patent, #6,294,577 B1

Vander Meer, R. K., and S. D. Porter. 2001. Fate of newly mated queens introduced into monogyne and polygyne Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) colonies. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 94: 289-297.

2000

Shatters, R. G., Jr., and R. K. Vander Meer. 2000. Characterizing the interaction between fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and developing soybean plants. J. Econ. Entomol. 93: 1680-1687.

Vander Meer, R. K., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 2000. Repellent for ants. U.S. Patent; 6,071,973

1999

Lahav, S., V. Soroker, A. Hefetz, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1999. Direct behavioral evidence for hydrocarbons as ant recognition discriminators. Naturwissenschaften 86: 246-249.

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. S. Lofgren. 1999. Attractant for social pest insects. U.S. Patent #5,897,859

1998

Lahav, S., V. Soroker, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 1998. Nestmate recognition in the ant Cataglyphis niger: do queens matter? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 43: 203-212.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. E. Alonso. 1998. Pheromone directed behavior in ants, pp. 159-192. In R. K. Vander Meer, M. Breed, M. Winston and K. E. Espelie [eds.], Pheromone communication in social insects. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 368 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 1998. Repellents for ants. United States Patent 5,721,274, Feb. 24, 1998. 16 p

Vander Meer, R. K., M. Breed, M. Winston, and K. E. Espelie. 1998. Pheromone communication in social insects : ants, wasps, bees, and termites. Westview Press, Boulder, Colo.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. Morel. 1998. Nestmate recognition in ants, pp. 79-103. In R. K. Vander Meer, M. Breed, M. Winston and K. E. Espelie [eds.], Pheromone communication in social insects. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 368 p.

1997

Aldrich, J. R., P. W. Schaefer, J. E. Oliver, P. Puapoomchareon, C. J. Lee, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1997. Biochemistry of the exocrine secretion from Gypsy moth caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 90: 75-82.

Alonso, L. E., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1997. Source of alate excitant pheromones in the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Insect Behav. 10: 541-555.

Vander Meer, R. K., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 1997. Repellents for ants. United States Department of Agriculture patents, July 15, 1997, 5,648,390

1996

Leclercq, S., J. C. Braekman, D. Daloze, J. M. Pasteels, and R. Vander Meer. 1996. Biosynthesis of the solenopsins, venom alkaloids of the fire ants. Naturwissenschaften 83: 222-225.

Mankin, R. W., L. K. Wojcik, T. Fukuda, R. R. Heath, D. L. Kline, R. G. Shatters, R. K. Vander Meer, and D. P. Wojcik. 1996. A commitment to the future: science education outreach. Am. Entomol.: ??: 244-247.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1996. Potential role of pheromones in fire ant control, pp. 223-232. In D. Rosen, F. D. Bennett and J. L. Capinera [eds.], Pest Management in the subtropics: Integrated pest management - a Florida perspective. Intercept Ltd., Andover, UK.

Vander Meer, R. K., W. A. Banks, and C. S. Lofgren. 1996. Repellents for ants. United States Patent 5,587,401, Dec. 24, 1996. 14 p.

1995

Porter, S. D., R. K. Vander Meer, M. A. Pesquero, S. Campiolo, and H. G. Fowler. 1995. Solenopsis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) fire ant reactions to attacks of Pseudacteon flies (Diptera: Phoridae) in Southeastern Brazil. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 88: 570-575.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and J. A. Seawright. 1995. Specificity of the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) phagostimulant response to carbohydrates. Florida Entomol. 78: 144-154.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1995. Composição para controlar uma população de artrópodes. Carte Patente No. PI 8404556-6 (Brazilian Patent)

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. Morel. 1995. Ant queens deposit pheromones and antimicrobial agents on eggs. Naturwissenschaften 82: 93-95.

1994

Leclercq, S., I. Thirionet, F. Broeders, D. Daloze, R. Vander Meer, and J. C. Braekman. 1994. Absolute configuration of the solenopsins, venom alkaloids of the fire ants. Tetrahedron 50: 8465-8478.

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1994. Alate semiochemicals release worker behavior during fire ant nuptial flights. J. Entomol. Sci. 29: 143-151.

Undeen, A. H., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1994. Conversion of intrasporal trehalose into reducing sugars during germination of Nosema algerae (Protista: Microspora) spores: a quantitative study. J. Eukaryotic Microbiology 41: 129-132.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, D. F. Williams, W. E. Myers, and D. H. Lewis. 1994. Method for the control of insects. U.S. Patent No. 5,364,618

1993

Anderson, J. B., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1993. Magnetic orientation in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Naturwissenschaften 80: 568-570.

Obin, M. S., L. Morel, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1993. Unexpected, well-developed nestmate recognition in laboratory colonies of polygyne imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Insect Behav. 6: 579-589.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, W. E. Myers, D. H. Lewis, and D. F. Williams. 1993. Method for the control of insects. U.S. Patent No. 5,177,107

1992

Vander Meer, R. K., L. Morel, and C. S. Lofgren. 1992. A comparison of queen oviposition rates from monogyne and polygyne fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, colonies. Physiol. Entomol. 17: 384-390.

1991

Storey, G. K., R. K. Vander Meer, D. G. Boucias, and C. W. McCoy. 1991. Effect of fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) venom alkaloids on the in vitro germination and development of selected entomogenous fungi. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 58: 88-95.

Williams, D. F., W. A. Banks, R. K. Vander Meer, and C. S. Lofgren. 1991. Red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) control with a corn grit bait of fenoxycarb without soybean oil. J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 814-817.

1990

Lavine, B. K., L. Morel, R. K. Vander Meer, R. W. Gunderson, J. H. Han, A. Bonanno, and A. Stine. 1990. Pattern recognition studies in chemical communication: Nestmate recognition in Camponotus floridanus. Chemometrics Intellig. Lab. Syst. 9: 107-114.

Lavine, B. K., R. K. Vander Meer, L. Morel, R. W. Gunderson, J. H. Han, and A. Stine. 1990. False color data imaging: A new pattern recognition technique for analyzing chromatographic profile data. Microchem. J. 41: 288-295.

Morel, L., R. K. Vander Meer, and C. S. Lofgren. 1990. Comparison of nestmate recognition between monogyne and polygyne populations of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 83: 642-647.

Undeen, A. H., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1990. The effect of ultraviolet radiation on the germination of Nosema algerae Vavra and Undeen (Microsporida: Nosematidae) spores. J. Protozool. 37: 194-199.

Vander Meer, R. K., K. Jaffe, and A. Cedeno. 1990. Applied myrmecology: a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder.

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. S. Lofgren. 1990. Chemotaxonomy applied to fire ant systematics in the United States and South America, pp. 75-84. In R. K. Vander Meer, K. Jaffe and A. Cedeno [eds.], Applied myrmecology: a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder. xv + 741 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and F. M. Alvarez. 1990. The orientation inducer pheromone of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Physiol. Entomol. 15: 483-488.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1990. Method for the control of insects. U.S. Patent No. 4,921,696

Vander Meer, R. K., and E. Merdinger. 1990. Fire ant carbohydrate phagostimulants: Laboratory and practical studies. Farmacia 38: 93-101.

Vander Meer, R. K., S. K. Narang, S. Toniolo, and R. S. Patterson. 1990. Biochemical and genetic characterization of fire ant populations in the United States and South America, pp. 374-375. In H. H. Hagedorn, J. G. Hildebrand, M. G. Kidwell and J. H. Law [eds.], Molecular Insect Science. Plenum Press, N.Y., 407 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., M. S. Obin, and L. Morel. 1990. Nestmate recognition in fire ants: monogyne and polygyne populations, pp. 322-328. In R. K. Vander Meer, K. Jaffe and A. Cedeno [eds.], Applied myrmecology: a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 741 p.

Williams, D. F., C. S. Lofgren, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1990. Fly pupae as attractant carriers for toxic baits for red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 83: 67-73.

1989

Glancey, B. M., R. K. Vander Meer, and D. P. Wojcik. 1989. Polygyny in hybrid imported fire ants. Florida Entomol. 72: 632-636.

Jouvenaz, D. P., D. P. Wojcik, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1989. First observation of polygyny in fire ants, Solenopsis spp., in South America. Psyche 96: 161-165.

Lofgren, C. S., W. A. Banks, R. K. Vander Meer, and D. F. Williams. 1989. Residual activity of some fluoroaliphatic sulfones to the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 72: 140-146.

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1989. Between and within-species recognition among imported fire ants and their hybrids (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): application to hybrid zone dynamics. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 82: 649-652.

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1989. Nestmate recognition in fire ants (Solenopsis invicta Buren). Do queens label workers? Ethology 80: 255-264.

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1989. Mechanism of template-label matching in fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, nestmate recognition. Anim. Behav. 38: 430-435.

Vander Meer, R. K., D. P. Jouvenaz, and D. P. Wojcik. 1989. Chemical mimicry in a parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae) of fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 15: 2247-2261.

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. S. Lofgren. 1989. Biochemical and behavioral evidence for hybridization between fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 15: 1757-1765.

Vander Meer, R. K., D. Saliwanchik, and B. Lavine. 1989. Temporal changes in colony cuticular hydrocarbon patterns of Solenopsis invicta: Implications for nestmate recognition. J. Chem. Ecol. 15: 2115-2125.

1988

Diffie, S., R. K. Vander Meer, and M. H. Bass. 1988. Discovery of hybrid fire ant populations in Georgia and Alabama. J. Entomol. Sci. 23: 187-191.

Lavine, B. K., P. C. Jurs, D. R. Henry, R. K. Vander Meer, J. A. Pino, and J. E. McMurry. 1988. Pattern recognition studies of complex chromatographic data sets: design and analysis of pattern recognition experiments. J. Chemometrics Intell. Lab. Syst. 3: 79-89.

Morel, L., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1988. Do ant brood pheromones exist? Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 81: 705-710.

Morel, L., R. K. Vander Meer, and B. K. Lavine. 1988. Ontogeny of nestmate recognition cues in the red carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus)--behavioral and chemical evidence for the role of age and social experience. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 22: 175-183.

Obin, M. S., B. M. Glancey, W. A. Banks, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1988. Queen pheromone production and its physiological correlates in fire ant queens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) treated with fenoxycarb. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 81: 808-815.

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1988. Sources of nestmate recognition in the imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Anim. Behav. 36: 1361-1370.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1988. Physiology and behavior of the imported fire ant, pp. 18-23. In S. B. Vinson and J. Teer [eds.], The imported fire ant: Assessment and recommendations. Proc. Governor's Conf., Sportsmen Conservationists of Texas, Austin, TX.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1988. Behavioral and biochemical variation in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, pp. 223-255. In R. L. Jeanne [ed.], Interindividual behavioral variability in social insects. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 456 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., F. Alvarez, and C. S. Lofgren. 1988. Isolation of the trail recruitment pheromone of Solenopsis invicta. J. Chem. Ecol. 14: 825-838.

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. S. Lofgren. 1988. Use of chemical characters in defining populations of fire ants (Solenopsis saevissima complex) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 71: 323-332.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. Morel. 1988. Brood pheromones in ants, pp. 491-513. In J. C. Trager [ed.], Advances in myrmecology. E.J. Brill, New York. 551 p.

1987

Alvarez, F. M., R. K. Vander Meer, and C. S. Lofgren. 1987. Synthesis of homofarnesenes: Trail pheromone components of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Tetrahedron 43: 2897-2900.

Ross, K. G., R. K. Vander Meer, D. J. C. Fletcher, and E. L. Vargo. 1987. Biochemical phenotypic and genetic studies of two introduced fire ants and their hybrid (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Evolution 41: 280-293.

Undeen, A. H., L. M. ElGazzar, R. K. Vander Meer, and S. Narang. 1987. Trehalose levels and trehalase activity in germinated and ungerminated spores of Nosema algerae (Microspora: Nosematidae). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 50: 230-237.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1987. Fluorinated sulfonamides. A new class of delayed-action toxicants for fire ant control, pp. 226-240. In D. R. Baker, J. G. Fenyes, W. K. Moberg and B. Cross [eds.], Synthesis & Chemistry of Agrochemicals. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. 474 p.

Williams, D. F., C. S. Lofgren, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1987. The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: control with fluoroaliphatic sulfone bait toxicants. J. Agric. Entomol. 4: 41-47.

Williams, D. F., R. K. Vander Meer, and C. S. Lofgren. 1987. Diet-induced nonmelanized cuticle in workers of the imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 4: 251-259.

1986

Lofgren, C. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1986. Fire ants and leaf-cutting ants. Biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1986. The trail pheromone complex of Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri, pp. 201-210. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants: Biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 435 p.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1986. Chemical taxonomy as a tool for separating Solenopsis spp, pp. 316-326. In C. S. Lofgren and R. K. Vander Meer [eds.], Fire ants and leaf cutting ants: biology and management. Westview Press, Boulder. xv + 435 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1986. Control of Solenopsis invicta with delayed-action fluorinated toxicants. Pest. Sci. 17: 449-455.

Vander Meer, R. K., M. S. Obin, S. Zawistowski, K. B. Sheehan, and R. C. Richmond. 1986. A reevaluation of the role of cis-vaccenyl Acetate, cis-vaccenol and esterase 6 in the regulation of mated female sexual Attractiveness in Drosophila Melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology 32: 681-686.

1985

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1985. Gaster flagging by fire ants (Solenopsis spp.): Functional significance of venom dispersal behavior. J. Chem. Ecol. 11: 1757-1768.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and F. M. Alvarez. 1985. Biochemical evidence for hybridization in fire ants. Florida Entomol. 68: 501-506.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1985. A method for the control of insects. U.S. Patent Appl. 6,758,856 [revision of 1983 patent application] [U.S. Gov. Res. Develop. Rep. 1986, 86: PB86-131448/ XAB]

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1985. Fluoroaliphatic sulfones: A new class of delayed-action insecticides for control of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 78: 1190-1197.

1984

Olofson, R. A., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1984. Mechanisms of the reactions of benzoazetinones with nucleophiles: Evidence for an imino ketene intermediate. J. Org. Chem. 49: 3377-3379.

Olofson, R. A., R. K. Vander Meer, D. H. Hoskin, M. Y. Bernhein, S. Stournas, and D. S. Morrison. 1984. Synthesis, stability, structure, reactivity, and chemistry of N-alkylbenzoazetinones. J. Org. Chem. 49: 3367-3372.

Undeen, A. H., R. K. Vander Meer, B. J. Smittle, and S. W. Avery. 1984. The effect of gamma radiation on Nosema algerae (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) spore viability, germination, and carbohydrates. J. Protozool 31: 479-482.

Vander Meer, R. K., and R. A. Olofson. 1984. Reactions of antranilium salts with nucleophiles: adduct formation and rearrangement. J. Org. Chem. 49: 3373-3376.

1983

Vander Meer, R. K. 1983. Semiochemicals and the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 66: 139-161.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1983. A method for the control of insects. U.S. Pat. Appl. 455,727. 44 p. [Chem. Abstr. 100: 002205.]

Vander Meer, R. K., and T. P. McGovern. 1983. Structure-activity correlations for derivatives of Siglure: Attractants for Oryctes rhinoceros L. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 76: 723-727.

Vander Meer, R. K., D. F. Williams, and C. S. Lofgren. 1983. Efficacy of organofluorine compounds against the red imported fire ant, 1980. Insect. Acar. Tests 8: 252-253.

1982

Vander Meer, R. K., B. M. Glancey, and C. S. Lofgren. 1982. Biochemical changes in the crop, oesophagus and postpharyngeal gland of colony-founding red imported fire ant queens (Solenopsis invicta ). Insect Biochem. 12: 123-127.

Vander Meer, R. K., D. F. Williams, and C. S. Lofgren. 1982. Degradation of the toxicant AC 217,300 in Amdro imported fire ant bait under field conditions. J. Agric. Food Chem. 30: 1045-1048.

Vander Meer, R. K., and D. P. Wojcik. 1982. Chemical mimicry in the myrmecophilous beetle Myrmecaphodius excavaticollis. Science 218: 806-808.

1981

Glancey, B. M., R. K. Vander Meer, A. Glover, C. S. Lofgren, and S. B. Vinson. 1981. Filtration of microparticles from liquids ingested by the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren. Insectes Sociaux 28: 395-401.

Meyers, W. E., D. H. Lewis, R. K. Vander Meer, and C. S. Lofgren. 1981. Polymers containing pendant insecticides, pp. 171-190. In D. H. Lewis [ed.], Proceedings 7th International Symposium on Controlled Release Pesticides & Pharmaceuticals. Plenum, New York.

Thompson, M. J., B. M. Glancey, W. E. Robbins, C. S. Lofgren, S. R. Dutky, J. Kochansky, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. R. Glover. 1981. Major hydrocarbons of the post-pharyngeal glands of mated queens of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Lipids 16: 485-495.

Vander Meer, R. K., E. Merdinger, and C. S. Lofgren. 1981. Recent biochemical studies of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Farmacia 29: 145-152.

Vander Meer, R. K., F. D. Williams, and C. S. Lofgren. 1981. Hydrocarbon components of the trail pheromone of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Tetrahedron Lett. 22: 1651-1654.

Williams, D. F., C. S. Lofgren, and R. K. Vander Meer. 1981. Tending of dead queens by workers of Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 64: 545-547.

1980

Glancey, B. M., R. K. Vander Meer, A. Glover, and C. S. Lofgren. 1980. Observations of intercastes in Solenopsis invicta Buren. Florida Entomol. 63: 346-350.

Vander Meer, R. K., B. M. Glancey, C. S. Lofgren, A. Glover, J. H. Tumlinson, and J. Rocca. 1980. The poison sac of red imported fire ant queens: Source of a pheromone attractant. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 73: 609-612.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, D. H. Lewis, and W. E. Meyers. 1980. Controlled release formulations and control of the imported fire ant: What are the possibilities?, pp. 251-266. In R. Baker [ed.], Controlled Release of Bioactive Materials. Academic Press Inc., New York. 473 p.

Other Publications

2008

Choi, M. Y., R. K. Vander Meer, and A. K. Raina. 2008. PBAN/Pyrokinin peptides in central nervous system from fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Proceedings of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Paper No. 78

Vander Meer, R. K., M. Y. Choi, and J. A. Anderson. 2008. Fire ant cuticular hydrocarbons: a research tool and nestmate recognition cues? Proceedings of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Paper No. 139.

2007

Vander Meer, R. K., and A. Hefetz. 2007. The Complexity of Fire Ant Nestmate Recognition, pp. D-02, 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Chemical Ecology, Tsukuba (Japan).

2006

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; Washington, D.C.; July 30 - August 4, 2006

2005

Graham, L. C., R. K. Vander Meer, K. E. Ward, R. N. Ward, and V. E. Bertagnolli. 2005. Distribution of imported fire ant population in Alabama. Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference, 22-24 March, 2005, Gulfport, Mississippi, p. 219-221.

Vander Meer, R. K., R. M. Pereira, S. D. Porter, S. M. Valles, and D. H. Oi. 2005. Areawide suppression of invasive fire ant populations, pp. 78-79, Proceedings of the 2nd FAO /IAEA International Conference on Area-wide Pest Management. Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. A. Preston, and G. N. Fritz. 2005. Prevalence of Thelohania solenopsae infected Solenopsis invicta newly mated newly mated queens within areas of differing social form distributions. Gulfport, MS

2004

Preston, C. A., and R. K. Vander Meer. 2004. The Solenopsis invicta alarm pheromone. Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference, 21-23 March 2004, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, p. 181-182.

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. A. Preston. 2004. Multiple functions of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, alarm pheromone. International Soc. of Chem. Ecol. 20thAnnual Mtg and Phytochemical Soc of NorthAmer. 39thAnnual Mtg; Univ. of Ottawa, Canada; July 24 to 28, 2004; p. 38.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. A. Preston, D. Cataldo, J. D. Cornelius, and C. Pekins. 2004. Fire ant repellants: protection of black-capped vireos from fire ant predation. Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference, 21-23 March 2004, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, p. 183.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. A. Preston, and A. Hefetz. 2004. Aggression, Primer Pheromone, and biologicalAmines. Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference, 21-23 March, 2004, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, p. 179-180.

2003

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. A. Preston. 2003. Claustral founding by multiple newly mated queens of mixed social forms. Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference, Palm Springs, CA, March 30- April 1, 2003

2002

Vander Meer, R. K. 2002. Semiochemicals and communication on social systems: future directions. XIV International congress of IUSSI; The Golden Jubilee Proceedings; Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan; July 27 - August 3, 2002.

Vander Meer, R. K., and G. N. Fritz. 2002. Sympatry of fire ant polygyne and monogyne social forms. Proc. 2002 Imported Fire Ant Conference; Athens, GA; March 24-26, 2002: 5-9

Vander Meer, R. K., and S. D. Porter. 2002. Fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, worker alarm pheromones attract Pseudacteon phorid flies. Proceedings of the 2002 Imported Fire Ant Conference, Athens, GA, pp. 77-80.

2001

Anderson, J. B., and R. K. Vander Meer. 2001. Experimental evidence against cuticular hydrocarbons as nestmate recognition cues in the fire ant Solenopsis Invicta. Proc. 2001 Annual Imported Fire Ant Research Conf., San Antonio, TX; February 28 - March 2, 2001: 69-70

Burns, S. N., R. K. Vander Meer, J. T. Vogt, J. L. Nation, and P. E. A. Teal. 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. Proc. 2001 Annual Imported Fire Ant Research Conf., San Antonio, TX; February 28 - March 2, 2001, p. 171.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. E. Alonso. 2001. Powerful queen influence on conspecific fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, aggression. Proc. 2001 Annual Imported Fire Ant Research Conf., San Antonio, TX; February 28 - March 2, 2001, p. 51.

Vander Meer, R. K., L. E. Alonso, and J. Anderson. 2001. Adoption of polygyne-derived newly mated queens by queenless monogyne and polygyne Solenopsis invicta colonies. Proc. 2001 Annual Imported Fire Ant Research Conf., San Antonio, TX; February 28 - March 2, 2001, p. 50.

Vander Meer, R. K., and S. D. Porter. 2001. Potential applications of the response of phorid flies to fire ant semiochemicals. Proc. 2001 Annual Imported Fire Ant Research Conf., San Antonio, TX; February 28 - March 2, 2001: 33

1999

Burns, S. N., R. K. Vander Meer, P. E. A. Teal, and J. L. Nation. 1999. 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. Proc. XIII International Congress of IUSSI, 1/3/99; 89

Johnson, C. A., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1999. Eggs of the slave-maker ant Polyergus breviceps and their host species (Formica ganva & Formica occulta): Do they elicit brood tending behaviors from heterospecific workers? Proc. XIII International Congress of IUSSI, 1/3/99; 234

Soroker, V., S. Lahav, D. Fresneau, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. Hefetz. 1999. The postpharyngeal gland hydrocarbons and the evolution of behavioral modalities for obtaining a uniform colony odor in ants. Proc. XIII International Congress of IUSSI, 1/3/99; 451

Vander Meer, R. K. 1999. The influence of the queen on conspecific recognition of workers and female sexuals. Proc. XIII International Congress of IUSSI, 1/3/99; 485

Vander Meer, R. K. 1999. Behavior modification of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta: past and furture. Proc. XIII International Congress of IUSSI, 1/3/99; 486

Vander Meer, R. K. 1999. Bait treatment of fire ants and acceptance of newly-mated queens: A comparison of hydramenthylnon, fenoxycarb, and avermectin. 1999 Imported Fire Ant Conference; Charleston, South Carolina, March 3-5, 1999; p. 91.

Vander Meer, R. K., and R. G. Shatters. 1999. The effect of fire ants on soybean germination and growth. 1999 Imported Fire Ant Conference; Charleston, South Carolina, March 3-5, 1999; p. 90.

Vander Meer, R. K., T. J. Slowik, and H. G. Thorvilson. 1999. Semiochemicals released by electrically-shocked red imported fire ants. 1999 Imported Fire Ant Conference; Charleston, South Carolina, March 3-5, 1999; p. 92.

1998

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. E. Alonso. 1998. Adoption of newly mated queens: what are the consequences for control. Proc. of the Imported Fire Ant Research Conference, April 1998 p. 120.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. E. Alonso. 1998. Newly mated queen adoption and polygyny. Proc. of the Imported Fire Ant Research Conference, April 1998, p. 118.

Vander Meer, R. K., and R. G. Shatters. 1998. The effect of fire ants on soybean germination and growth. Tenth International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships; July 4-11, 1998; Oxford; p. 62.

1997

Vander Meer, R. K. 1997. The chemical ecology of fire ants: glandular, chemical, and behavioral parsimony, pp. 119-120. In E. D. Morgan and G. Sicard [eds.], Chemical communication in vertebrates and invertebrates: evolution, function, and perception of communication substances and evoked responses = La communication chimique chex les vertétbrés et les invertétbrés: évolution, fonction et perception des substances communicatives et réponses évoquées. C.N.R.S. - Conference Jaques Monod.

1996

Haeussner, E. L., R. K. Vander Meer, and P. T. Cardeilhac. 1996. Effects of alligator egg yolk long-chain fatty acids on growth performance of hatchlings. Proc. of International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, Chattanooga, Tennessee; May 1996; p. 77-82

Vander Meer, R. K. 1996. Pheromone enhanced baits for pest ant control: Current status and future prospects, pp. 531-539. In K. B. Wildey [ed.], Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on insect pests in the urban environment. BPCC Wheatons Ltd., Exeter, 640 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., and L. E. Alonso. 1996. Fire ant alarm pheromones. Proc. for the 1996 Imported Fire Ant Conf., April 16-18, 1996, New Orleans, LA.; p. 9-11

1995

Tennant de Alonso, L. E., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1995. Source of alate alarm pheromones in Solenopsis invicta. Proc. of the 1995 Fire Ant Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2-4, 1995, p 33

Vander Meer, R. K., G. L. Hehman, A. F. Cockburn, and J. A. Seawright. 1995. Research on the molecular biology of fire ants. Proc. of the 1995 Fire Ant Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2-4, 1995, p 90

Vander Meer, R. K., and J. A. Seawright. 1995. Development of pheromone enhanced baits and other technology transfer activities. Proc. of the 1995 Fire Ant Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2-4, 1995, p 179

1994

MacLean, P. K., R. K. Vander Meer, T. E. Ruch, W. N. Starner, and A. R. Quisumbing. 1994. Imported fire ant repellents: Parameters affecting their release from laminated polymeric dispensers, pp. 118-119. In R. H. Guy and J. P. Marty [eds.], Proceedings of the 21st international symposium on controlled release of bioactive materials. Controlled Release Society, Inc.

Millstein, S. R., R. K. Vander Meer, E. M. Schoenagle, and P. T. Cardeilhac. 1994. Dietary therapy for egg fertility in the american alligator: an evaluation by determining fatty acid profiles of egg yolk. IAAAM Proceedings, 25th Annual IAAAM Conference, Marine World/Africa USA, p. 10-15.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1994. Pheromone enhancement of efficacy and specificity of pest social insect baits. Proc. Jacques Monod Conf., Aussois, France, Oct. 10-14,1994

Vander Meer, R. K. 1994. Attractants, repellents, and pheromones: innovative control of pest ant populations, pp. 536. In A. Lenoir, G. Arnold and M. Lepage [eds.], Les Insectes Sociaux. 12th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Paris, Sorbonne, 21-27 August 1994. Université Paris Nord, Paris.

1993

Vander Meer, R. K. 1993. Reflections of a chemist on ant social behavior. 14th Meeting Deutsch. sektion IUSSI, p. 14-15

Vander Meer, R. K., and J. A. Seawright. 1993. Fire ant orientation, repellents and bait enhancement with pheromones. Proc. of Fire Ant Conf., Charleston, SC, p. 67

Vander Meer, R. K., and J. A. Seawright. 1993. Repellent activity of interspecific ant alarm pheromones against Solenopsis invicta, the red imported fire ant. Proc. 10th Annual ISCE Meeting, p. 82

Vander Meer, R. K., J. A. Seawright, and W. A. Banks. 1993. The use of repellents for area exclusion of pest ants, pp. 494. In K. B. Wildey and W. H. Robinson [eds.], Proceedings of the 1st international conference on insect pests in the urban environment. BPCC Wheatons Ltd., Exeter, 498 p.

Waller, D. A., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1993. Biochemical identification of fire ants in Virginia. ASB (Assoc. Southeast. Biol.) Bull. 40(2): 88.

1992

Vander Meer, R. K. 1992. Individual and colony level fire ant variation in responsiveness. Annual Fire Ant Conference, May 1992, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Vander Meer, R. K. 1992. Repellents as controlling agents for pest ants. Division of Agrochemicals, Special Conference V

1991

Vander Meer, R. K., and R. S. Patterson. 1991. Fire ant species-specific baits and repellents. Proc. IFA Res. Conf., pp. 56-58

1990

Vander Meer, R. K. 1990. Future control strategies: Fire ant pheromones, pp. 280-281. In G. K. Veeresh, B. Mallik and C. A. Viraktamath [eds.], Social insects and the environment. Oxford & IBH Publ. Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India. 765 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., K. Jaffe, and A. Cedeno. 1990. Preface, pp. xiii-xiv. In R. K. Vander Meer, K. Jaffe and A. Cedeno [eds.], Applied Myrmecology: a world perspective. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 741 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., M. S. Obin, and L. Morel. 1990. Nestmate recognition in monogyne and polygyne populations of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren, pp. 404-405. In G. K. Veeresh, B. Mallik and C. A. Viraktamath [eds.], Social insects and the environment. Oxford & IBH Publ. Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India. 765 p.

1989

Hoffman, D. R., M. W. Guralnick, R. K. Vander Meer, and A. M. Smith. 1989. Comparison of venom allergens from two species of imported fire ants. J. Aller. Clin. Immunol. 83: 232.

Storey, G. K., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1989. Chemical defenses of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, against infection by the fungal pathogen, Beauveria bassiana. 6th Ann. Meeting Int. Soc. of Chem. Ecol., August 7-11, 1989, 37

Vander Meer, R. K. 1989. Fire ant chemistry: 1988. 1989 Proc. IFA Res. Conf., p. 58-63

Vander Meer, R. K. 1989. The application of recruitment and queen pheromones to the control of fire ants. 32nd IUPAC Congress, Stockholm 2-7 Aug 1989, 69

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. S. Lofgren. 1989. The use of pheromones and other attractants in monitoring populations of S. invicta, a pest ant in the United States. Bull. SROP / WPRS Bull. 12: 96-97.

Vander Meer, R. K., and E. M. Meridinger. 1989. Fire ant carbohydrate phagostimulants: Laboratory and practical studies. 9th Nat. Cong. Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 28-30 1989, 246-247

Vander Meer, R. K., S. K. Narang, S. Toniolo, and R. S. Patterson. 1989. Biochemical and genetic characterization of fire ant populations in the United States and South America. Proc. Intl. Symp. on Molecular Insect Science, p. 117

Vander Meer, R. K., and D. P. Wojcik. 1989. Parasite and host ant interactions: The chemical ecology of parasite integration. Proc. 6th annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, p. 47. (Abstract.)

1988

Jouvenaz, D. P., R. K. Vander Meer, and D. P. Wojcik. 1988. Chemical mimicry in a parasitoid, Orasema spp., (Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae) of fire ants. P. 243 in: XVIII International Congress of Entomology. Vancouver, B. C.; Canada, July 3-9, 1988. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Entomology, Abstract Volume.

Lofgren, C. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1988. Solenopsis invicta /S. richteri hybrids: their occurrence in time and space in the United States. P. 243 in: XVIII International Congress of Entomology. Vancouver, B. C.; Canada, July 3-9, 1988. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Entomology, Abstract Volume.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1988. Hybridization problem (United States). Proc. 1988 Imported Fire Ant Conf., 25-33

Vander Meer, R. K. 1988. Behavioral and chemical hierarchy in the recruitment of fire ants: species-specificity and population dynamics. P. 232 in: XVIII International Congress of Entomology. Vancouver, B. C.; Canada, July 3-9, 1988. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Entomology, Abstract Volume.

Vander Meer, R. K., D. P. Wojcik, and D. P. Jouvenaz. 1988. Chemical differentiation of cryptic fire ant species? Proc. 5th annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, p. 55.

1987

Davis, L. R., R. K. Vander Meer, D. P. Jouvenaz, and D. P. Wojcik. 1987. A comparison of the volatiles from a parasitoid wasp (Orasema sp., Eucharitidae) and its ant host (Solenopsis invicta, Formicidae). Proc. 4th Ann. Meet. Int. Soc. Chem. Ecol., p. 18

Morel, L., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1987. The role of environment-derived cues in nestmate recognition in red carpenter ant workers. 4th Ann. Meeting Int. Soc. Chem. Ecol., p. 33

Morel, L., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1987. Nestmate recognition in Camponotus floridanus: behavioral and chemical evidence for the role of age and social experience, pp. 471-472. In J. Eder and H. Rembold [eds.], Chemistry and biology of social insects (Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Munich, 1986). Verlag J. Peperny, Munich.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1987. Recent chemical studies on fire ants. Proc. 1987 Imported Fire Conf., 49

Vander Meer, R. K. 1987. The fire ant sting apparatus: A case of harmonious parsimony, pp. 449-450. In J. Eder and H. Rembold [eds.], Chemistry and biology of social insects. Verlag J. Peperny, München. 757 p.

Vander Meer, R. K. 1987. Fire ant foraging behavior: a multiplicity of strategies and mechanisms, pp. 541. In J. Eder and H. Rembold [eds.], Chemistry and biology of social insects. Verlag J. Peperny, München. 757 p.

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. S. Lofgren. 1987. The use of chemical characters in defining populations of fire ants in the United States and South America. 4th Ann. Meeting Int. Soc. Chem. Ecol., p. 36

1986

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1986. Dietary effects on nestmate recognition cues in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). 3rd Ann. Meeting of Int. Soc. of Chem. Ecol., Univ. of Calif., June 21-24, 1986, 31

Vander Meer, R. K. 1986. Recent chemical studies on the imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and S. richteri. Proc. 1986 Imported Fire Ant Conf., 1

Vander Meer, R. K. 1986. The fire ant sting apparatus: a case of harmonious parsimony. Abstr. 10th Inter. Congr. IUSSI, p. 141

Vander Meer, R. K. 1986. Fire ant foraging behavior: a multiplicity of strategies and mechanisms. Abstracts of the 10th International Congress IUSSI, p. 172.

1985

Vander Meer, R. K., M. S. Obin, and R. C. Richmond. 1985. A re-assessment of the role of cis-vaccenyl acetate, cis-vaccenyl alcohol and Esterase 6 in the regulation of mated female attractiveness in Drosophila melanogaster. Behav. Genet. 15: 613.

1984

Alvarez, F. M., R. K. Vander Meer, and C. S. Lofgren. 1984. Isolation of the recruitment pheromones of Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri. Proc. 1984 Imported Fire Ant Conf., 163-178

Bosworth, J., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1984. Colony founding minims: a new Solenopsis invicta caste. Proc. Fire Ant Conf., pp. 93-105

Obin, M. S., and R. K. Vander Meer. 1984. Venom disperal in Solenopsis: Functional correlates of insecticidal and antibiotic properties of venom alkaloids. Proc. Imported Fire Ant Conf., p. 74

Vander Meer, R. K. 1984. Recent discoveries in fire ant chemistry, physiology, and behavior. Proc. 1984 Imported Fire Ant Conf., pp. 13-24

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, and D. F. Williams. 1984. Fluorinated Sulfonamides: a new class of delayed action insecticides. Proc. Imported Fire Ant Conf., pp. 28-39

1982

Vander Meer, R. K., and C. S. Lofgren. 1982. A brief review of fire ant pheromones. Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the IUSSI, Boulder, Colorado, August, 1982, Suppl. 1, p. 8.

Vander Meer, R. K., C. S. Lofgren, B. M. Glancey, and D. F. Williams. 1982. The trail pheromone of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, chemistry, behavior and potential for control, pp. 333. In M. D. Breed, C. D. Michener and H. E. Evans [eds.], The biology of social insects. Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the IUSSI, Boulder, Colorado, August, 1982. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 419 p.