Tonione, MA, K Bi, and ND Tsutsui. 2020. Transcriptomic signatures of cold adaptation and heat stress in the thermally sensitive winter ant (Prenolepis imparis). PLoS One In press.

Sánchez-Restrepo, AF, L Chifflet, VA Confalonieri, ND Tsutsui, MA Pesquero, and LA Calcaterra. 2020. Species delimitation and molecular phylogenetics of South American fire ant decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae: Pseudacteon). PLoS One 15(7):e0236086. LINK

Adams, SA and ND Tsutsui. 2020. The evolution of species recognition labels in insects. Philosophical Transactions Royal Society London B 375: 20190476. LINK

Tonione, MA, S Cho, G Richmond, C Irian, and ND Tsutsui. 2020. Intraspecific variation in thermal acclimation and tolerance between populations of the winter ant, Prenolepis imparis. Ecology & Evolution 8:11385-11398. LINK

Naughton, I, C Boser, ND Tsutsui, and DA. Holway. 2020. Direct evidence of native ant displacement by the Argentine ant in island ecosystems. Biological Invasions 22:681-691. LINK


Felden, A, CI Paris, DG Chapple, AV Suarez, ND Tsutsui, PJ Lester, and MAM Gruber. 2019. Native and introduced Argentine ant populations are characterised by distinct transcriptomic signatures associated with behaviour and immunity. NeoBiota 49:105-126. LINK


Torres, CW, MA Tonione, SR Ramírez, JR Sapp, and ND Tsutsui. 2018. Genetic and chemical divergence among host races of slave-making ants. Ecology & Evolution 8:11385-11398. LINK

Buellesbach, J, BA Whyte, E Cash, JD Gibson, KJ Scheckel, R Sandidge, and ND Tsutsui. 2018. Desiccation resistance and micro-climate adaptation: Cuticular hydrocarbon signatures of different Argentine ant supercolonies across California. Journal of Chemical Ecology 44:1101-1114. LINK

Felden, A, CI Paris, DG Chapple, J Haywood, AV Suarez, ND Tsutsui, PJ Lester, and MAM Gruber. 2018. Behavioural variation and plasticity along an invasive ant introduction pathway. Journal of Animal Ecology 87(6):1653-1666. LINK

Tsutsui, ND. 2018. Understanding the nature of ant cognition by studying ant cognition in Nature (Box 1.2). Field and Laboratory Methods in Animal Cognition Ed. Nereida Bueno-Guerra, Ed. Federica Amici. Cambridge University Press. LINK

Tsutsui, ND. 2018. Strangers in a strange land: Biological Invasions and Animal Behavior (Book review). BioScience 68(3):223-224. LINK

Cridland, JM, SR Ramírez, CA Dean, A Sciligo, & ND Tsutsui. 2018. Genome sequencing of museum specimens reveals rapid changes in the genetic composition of honey bees in California. Genome Biology and Evolution 10(02):458–472. LINK


Cridland, JM, ND Tsutsui, & SR Ramírez. 2017. The complex demographic history and evolutionary origin of the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera. Genome Biology and Evolution 9(02):457–472. LINK


Mathis, KA, & ND Tsutsui. 2016. Dead ant walking: a myrmecophilous beetle predator uses parasitoid host location cues to selectively prey on parasitized ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283(1836):20161281. doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.1281. LINK

Emery, VJ, & ND Tsutsui. 2016. Differential sharing of chemical cues by social parasites versus social mutualists in a three-species symbiosis. Journal of Chemical Ecology 42(4):277–285. LINK

Mathis, KA, & ND Tsutsui. 2016. Cuticular hydrocarbon cues are used for host acceptance by Pseudacteon spp. phorid flies that attack Azteca sericeasur ants. Journal of Chemical Ecology 42(4):286–293. LINK

Torres, CW, & ND Tsutsui. 2016. The effect of social parasitism by Polyergus breviceps on the nestmate recognition system of its host, Formica altipetens. PLOS One 11(2):e0147498. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147498. LINK


Tillberg, CV, B Edmonds, A Freauff, P Hanisch, C Paris, CR Smith, ND Tsutsui, BD Wills, SE Wittman, & AV Suarez. 2014. Foraging ecology of the tropical giant hunting ant Dinoponera australis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) –Evaluating mechanisms for high abundance. Biotropica 46(2):229-237. LINK


Tsutsui, ND. 2013. Dissecting ant recognition systems in the age of genomics. Biology Letters 9:20130416. LINK

Lewis, VR, SE Moore, RL TabuchiL, AM Sutherland, D-H Choe, & ND Tsutsui. 2013. UC researchers combat the resurgence of the bed bug, Cimex lectularius. California Agriculture 67:172-178. LINK

Simola, DF, L Wissler, G Donahue, RM Waterhouse, M Helmkampf, J Roux, S Nygaard, KM Glastad, DE Hagen, L Viljakainen, JT Reese, BG Hunt, D Graur, E Elhaik, EV Kriventseva, J Wen, BJ Parker, E Cash, E Privman, CP Childers, MC Muñoz-Torres, JJ Boomsma, E Bornberg-Bauer, C Currie, CG Elsik, G Suen, MAD Goodisman, L Keller, J Liebig, A Rawls, D Reinberg, CD Smith, CR Smith, ND Tsutsui, Y Wurm, EM Zdobnov, SL Berger, & J Gadau. 2013. Social insect genomes exhibit dramatic evolution in gene composition and regulation while preserving regulatory features linked to sociality. Genome Research 23:1235-1247. LINK

Emery, VJ, & ND Tsutsui. 2013. Parallel nestmate recognition systems in a social symbiosis: Chemical phenotypes and nestmate recognition behaviors of Neotropical parabiotic ants. PLOS One 8(2):e56492. LINK


Choe, D-H, DB Villafuerte, & ND Tsutsui. 2012. Trail pheromones of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). PLOS One 7(9):e45016. LINK

Johnson, BR, E van Wilgenburg, & ND Tsutsui. 2012. Nestmate recognition in social insects is sometimes more complex than an individual based decision to accept or reject (Commentary). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 6:343-346. LINK

Choe, D-H, SR Ramirez, & ND Tsutsui. 2012. A silica gel-based method for extracting insect surface hydrocarbons. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38:176-187. LINK


Ramirez, SR, T Eltz, MK Fujiwara, G Gerlach, B Goldman-Huertas, ND Tsutsui, & NE Pierce. 2011. Asynchronous diversification in a specialized plant-pollinator mutualism. Science 333:1742-1746. LINK

Smith, CR, AV Suarez, ND Tsutsui, SE Wittman, B Edmonds, A Freauff, & CV Tilberg. 2011. Nutritional asymmetries are related to division of labor in a queen-less ant. PLOS One 6:e24011. LINK

van Wilgenburg, E, A Felden, D-H Choe, R Sulc, J Luo, KJ Shea, MA Elgar, & ND Tsutsui. 2012. Learning and discrimination of cuticular hydrocarbons in a social insect. Biology Letters 8:17-20. LINK

Johnson, BR, E van Wilgenburg, & ND Tsutsui. 2011. Nestmate recognition in social insects: overcoming physiological constraints with collective decision making. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:935-944. LINK

Smith, CD, et al. 2011. The draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 108:5667-5672. *ND Tsutsui – corresponding author. LINK

Smith, CR*, CD Smith*, et al. 2011. A draft genome of the red harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex barbatus: a model for reproductive division of labor and social complexity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 108:5667-5672. *These authors contributed equally to this study. LINK

Johnson, BR, & ND Tsutsui. 2011. Taxonomically restricted genes are associated with the evolution of sociality in the honey bee. BMC Genetics 12:164. LINK

Abbot, P et al. 2011. Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 466:1057-1062. (Brief communications arising). LINK

Suen, G, et al. 2011. The genome sequence of the leaf-cutter ant, Atta cephalotes, reveals insights into its obligate symbiotic lifestyle. PLOS Genetics 7:e1002007. LINK

Franks, SJ, PD Pratt, & ND Tsutsui. 2011. The genetic consequences of a demographic bottleneck in an introduced biological control insect. Conservation Genetics 12:201-211. LINK


Ramirez, SR, T Eltz, F Fritzsch, R Pemberton, EG Pringle, & ND Tsutsui. 2010. Intraspecific geographic variation of fragrances acquired by orchid bees in native and introduced populations. Journal of Chemical Ecology 36:873-884. LINK

van Wilgenburg, E, R Sulc, KJ Shea, & ND Tsutsui. 2010. Deciphering the chemical basis of nestmate recognition. Journal of Chemical Ecology 36:751-758. LINK

Vanderhoeven, S, C Brown, C Tepolt, ND Tsutsui, V Vanparys, S Atkinson, G Mahy, & A Monty. 2010. Linking concepts in invasion biology: Network analysis shows what has been studied most and helps identification of knowledge gaps. Evolutionary Applications 3:193-202. LINK

Marsico, TD, JW Burt, EK Espeland, GW Gilchrist, MA Jamieson, L Lindstrom, S Swope, GK Roderick, M Szucs, & ND Tsutsui. 2010. Underutilized resources for studying the evolution of invasive species during their introduction, establishment and lag phases. Evolutionary Applications 3:203-219. LINK

van Wilgenburg, E, CW Torres, & ND Tsutsui. 2010. The global expansion of a single ant supercolony. Evolutionary Applications 3:136-143. LINK

Suarez, AV, T McGlynn, & ND Tsutsui. 2010. Biogeographic patterns of invasive species. In: Lach, L, C Parr, & K Abbott, eds., Ant Ecology pp. 233-244. LINK


Brandt, M*, E van Wilgenburg*, R Sulc, KJ Shea, & ND Tsutsui. 2009. The scent of supercolonies: The discovery, synthesis and behavioral verification of ant colony recognition cues. BMC Biology 7:71. *These authors contributed equally to this study. LINK

van Wilgenburg, E, J Clemencet, & ND Tsutsui. 2009. Experience influences aggressive behaviour in the Argentine ant. Biology Letters doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0616. LINK

Brandt, M, E van Wilgenburg, & ND Tsutsui. 2009. Global-scale analyses of chemical ecology and population genetics in the invasive Argentine ant. Molecular Ecology. 18:997-1005. LINK


Cooper, ML, KM Daane, EH Nelson, LG Varela, MC Battany, ND Tsutsui & MK Rust. 2008. Liquid baits manage Argentine ants in coastal vineyards. California Agriculture. 62:177-183. LINK

Spagna, JC, AI Vakis, SN Patek, X Zhang, C Schmidt, ND Tsutsui, & AV Suarez. 2008. Phylogeny, scaling, and the generation of extreme forces in trap-jaw ants. Journal of Experimental Biology. 211:2358-2368. LINK

Suarez, AV, DA Holway, & ND Tsutsui. 2008. Genetics of colonizing species – The invasive Argentine ant. The American Naturalist. 172:S72-S84. LINK

Calcaterra, LA, A Delgado, & ND Tsutsui. 2008. Activity patterns and parasitism rates of fire ant decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae: Pseudacteon spp.) in their native Argentina . Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 101:539-550. LINK

Tsutsui, ND, AV Suarez, JC Spagn, & JS Johnston. 2008. The evolution of genome size in ants. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 8:64. LINK

Suarez, AV, & ND Tsutsui. 2008. The evolutionary consequences of biological invasions. Molecular Ecology. 17:351-360. LINK


Torres, CW, M Brandt, & ND Tsutsui. 2007. The role of cuticular hydrocarbons as chemical cues for nestmate recognition in the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). Insectes Sociaux. 54:363-373. LINK

Thomas, ML, CM Payne, AV Suarez, ND Tsutsui, & DA Holway. 2007. Contact between sopercolonies elevates aggression in Argentine ants. Insectes Sociaux 54:225-233. LINK

Calcaterra, LA, RK VanderMeer, JP Pitts, JP Livore, & ND Tsutsui. 2007. 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 100:512-521. LINK


Thomas, ML, CM Payne, AV Suarez, ND Tsutsui, & DA Holway. 2006. When supercolonies collide: Territorial aggression in an invasive and unicolonial social insect. Molecular Ecology 15:4303-4315. LINK

Whitfield, CW, SK Behura, SH Berlocher, AG Clark, JS Johnston, WS Sheppard, DR Smith, AV Suarez, D Weaver, & ND Tsutsui. 2006. Thrice out of Africa: Ancient and recent expansions of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Science 314:642-645. LINK

The Honeybee Genome Sequencing Consortium. 2006. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nature 443:931-949. LINK

2005 & earlier

Thomas, ML, ND Tsutsui, & DA Holway. 2005. Intraspecific competition influences the symmetry and intensity of aggression in the Argentine ant. Behavioral Ecology 16:472-481. LINK

Tsutsui, ND. 2004. Scents of self: The expression component of self/non-self recognition systems. Annales Zoologici Fennici 41:713-727. LINK

Suarez, AV, & ND Tsutsui. 2004. The value of museum collections for research and society. BioScience 54:66-74. LINK

Tsutsui, ND, SN Kauppinen, AF Oyafuso, & RK Grosberg. 2003. The distribution and evolutionary history of Wolbachia infection in native and introduced populations of the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). Molecular Ecology 12:3057-3068. LINK

Tsutsui, ND, AV Suarez, & RK Grosberg. 2003. Genetic diversity, asymmetrical aggression, and recognition in a widespread invasive species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 100:1078-1083. LINK

Tsutsui, ND, & AV Suarez. 2003. The colony structure and population biology of invasive ants. Conservation Biology 17:48-58. LINK

Suarez, AV, DA Holway, D Liang, ND Tsutsui, & TJ Case. 2002. Spatio-temporal patterns of intraspecific aggression in the invasive Argentine ant. Animal Behaviour 64:697-708. LINK

Suarez, AV, M Benard, ND Tsutsui, TA Blackledge, K Copren, EM Sarnat, AL Wild, WM Getz, PT Starks, K Will, PJ Palsboll, ME Hauber, C Moritz, & AD Richman. 2002. Conflicts around a study of Mexican crops (Correspondence). Nature 417:897. LINK

Holway, DA, L Lach, AV Suarez, ND Tsutsui, & TJ Case. 2002. The causes and consequences of ant invasions. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 33:181-233. LINK

Tsutsui, ND, AV Suarez, DA Holway, & TJ Case. 2001. Relationships among native and introduced populations of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile and the source of introduced populations. Molecular Ecology 10:2151-2161. LINK

Tsutsui, ND, & TJ Case. 2001. Population genetics and colony structure of the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) in its native and introduced ranges. Evolution 55:976-985. LINK

Tsutsui, ND, AV Suarez, DA Holway, & TJ Case. 2000. Reduced genetic variation and the success of an invasive species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 97:5948-5953. LINK

Suarez, AV, ND Tsutsui, DA Holway, & TJ Case. 1999. Behavioral and genetic differentiation between native and introduced populations of the Argentine ant. Biological Invasions 1:43-53. LINK