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