Eubanks Publication List

* graduate student; ** undergraduate student


Wills, B.D., C.D.Chong, S.M. Wilder, M.D. Eubanks, D.A. Holway, and A.V. Suarez. 2015. Effect of carbohydrate supplementation on investment into offspring number, size, and condition in a social insect. PLoS One 10(7):e0132440.

Bockoven, A.A., S.M. Wilder, and M.D. Eubanks. 2015. Intraspecific variation among social insect colonies: Persistent regional and colony-level differences in fire ant foraging behavior. PLoS One 10(7):e0133868.

Lenhart, P.A.*, M.D. Eubanks, and S.T. Behmer. 2015. Water stress in grasslands: the dynamic response of plants and insect herbivores. Oikos 124:381-390.


Carr, D.E. and M.D. Eubanks. 2014. Interactions between insect herbivores and plant mating systems. Annual Review of Entomology 59:185-203.

Eubanks, M.D. and D.L. Finke. 2014. Beyond who eats whom: Interaction webs in agroecosystems. Current Opinion in Insect Science 2:1-6.


Horn, K.C.*, M.D. Eubanks, and E. Siemann. 2013. The effect of diet and opponent size on aggressive interactions involving Caribbean Crazy Ants (Nylanderia fulva). PLoS One 8(6):e66912.

Rice, K.B. and M.D. Eubanks. 2013. No enemies needed: Cotton aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) directly benefit from red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) tending. Florida Entomologist 96(3):929-932.

Szczepaniec, A., M.J. Raupp, R.D. Parker, D. Kerns, and M.D. Eubanks. 2013. Neonicotinoid insecticides alter induced defenses and increase susceptibility to spider mites in distantly related crop plants. PLoS One 8(5): e62620. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062620

Burkett-Cadena, N.D.*, C.J.W. McClure, L.K. Estep, and M.D. Eubanks.  2013. Hosts or habitats: What drives the spatial distribution of mosquitoes? Ecosphere 4(2):30.

Wilder, S.M., T.R. Barnum*, D.A. Holway, S.V. Suarez, and M.D. Eubanks. 2013. Red imported fire ants can exclude native ants from critical mutualist-supplied resources. Oecologia 172:197-205.

Szczepaniec, A., S.E. Widney**, J.S. Bernal, and M.D. Eubanks. 2013. Higher expression of induced defenses in teosintes (Zea spp.)is correlated with greater resistance to fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 146:242-251.


Burkett-Cadena, N.*, H.K. Hassan, M.D. Eubanks, E.W. Cupp, and T.R. Unnasch. 2012. Winter severity predicts the timing of mosquito host shifts. Biology Letters 8:567-569.


Wilder, S.M., D.A. Holway, A.V. Suarez, E.G. Lebrun, and M.D. Eubanks. 2011. Intercontinental differences in resource use reveal the importance of mutualisms in fire ant invasions. Proceedings of the National Acacemy of Sciences 108(51):20639-20644.

Cook, S.C. M.D. Eubanks, R.E. Gold, and S.T. Behmer. 2011. Seasonality directs contrasting food collection behavior and nutrient regulation strategies in ants. PLoS ONE 6(9):e25407.

Price, P.W., R.F. Denno, M.D. Eubanks, D.L. Finke, and I. Kaplan. 2011. Insect Ecology: Behavior,     Populations, and Communities. Cambridge University Press. 801 pp.

Burkett-Cadena, N.D.*, G.S. White, M.D. Eubanks, and T.R. Unnasch. 2011. Winter biology of wetland mosquitoes at a focus of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus transmission in Alabama, USA. Journal of Medical Entomology 48(5): 967-973.

Burkett-Cadena, N.D.*, C.J.W. Christopher, R.A. McClure, R.A. Ligon, S.P. Graham, C. Guyer, G.E. Hill, S.S. Ditchkoff, M.D. Eubanks, H.K. Hassan and T.R. Unnasch. 2011. Host reproductive phenology drives seasonal patterns of host use in mosquitoes.  PLoS One 6(3):1-7.

Gray, K.M.**, N.D. Burkett-Cadena*, M.D. Eubanks, and T.R. Unnasch.  2011. Circadian flight activity of Culex erraticus and other wetland mosquitoes (Diptera: Culucidae) in central Alabama.  Journal of Medical Entomology 48(2):167-172.

Wilder, S.M., D.A. Holway, A.V. Suarez, and M.D. Eubanks.  2011.  Macronutrient content of plant-based food affects growth of a carnivorous insect.  Ecology 92(2):325-332.

Eubanks, M.D., M.J. Raupp, and D.L. Finke. 2011. Robert F. Denno (1945- 2008): Insect Ecologist      Extraordinaire. Annual Review of Entomology 56:273-292.


Wilder, S.M. and M.D. Eubanks.2010. Might nitrogen limitation promote omnivory among carnivorous
     arthropods: comment. Ecology 91:3114-3117.               

*Burkett-Cadena, N., R. Ligon, M. Liu, H. Hassan, G. Hill, M.D. Eubanks, and T. Unnasch. 2010. Vector-
    host interactions in avian nests: do mosquitoes prefer nestlings over adults? American Journal of Tropical      Medicine & Hygiene

Wilder, S.M., A.V. Suarez, and M.D. Eubanks. 2010. The use of simulation modeling to evaluate the      mechanisms responsible for the nutritional benefits of food-for-protection mutualisms. Ecological      Modelling 221:1505-1511.                                                                                                                                             

Wilder, S.M. and M.D. Eubanks. 2010. Extrafloral nectar content alters foraging preferences of a predatory      ant. Biology Letters 6:177-179.                                                                                                                                    

*Styrsky, J.D. and M.D. Eubanks. 2010. A facultative mutualism between aphids and an invasive ant      increases plant reproduction. Ecological Entomology 35:190-199                                                                      

Cook, S.C., M.D. Eubanks, R.E. Gold, and S.T. Behmer. 2010. Colony-level macronutrient regulation in ants:
     mechanisms, hoarding and associated costs. Animal Behaviour 79:429-437                                                  


Ivey, C.T., D.E. Carr, and M.D. Eubanks. 2009. Genetic variation and constraints on the evolution of defense      against spittlebug (Philaenus spumarius) herbivory in Mimulus guttatus. Heredity 102:303-311.             

Murphy, J.F., M.D. Eubanks, and J. Masiri. 2009. Reflective plastic mulch but not a resistance-inducing
     treatment reduced Watermellon mosaic virus incidence and yield losses in squash. International Journal     of Vegetable Science 15:3-12.                                                                                                                                        


**Gray, K.M., N.D. *Burkett-Cadena, and M.D. Eubanks. 2008. Distribution expansion of Culex coronator in
      Alabama. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 24:585-587.                                               

*Burkett-Cadena, N.D., S.P. Graham, H.K. Hassan, C. Guyer, M.D. Eubanks, C.R. Katholi, and T.R. Unnasch.       2008. Blood feeding patterns of potential arbovirus vectors of the genus Culex targeting ectothermic      hosts. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 79:809-815.                                                           
Murphy, J.F., J. Mosjidis, M.D. Eubanks, J. Masiri. 2008. Inter-row soil cover to reduce incidence of aphid-      borne viruses in pumpkin. International Journal of Vegetable Science 14:290-303.                                       

*Burkett-Cadena, N.D., M.D. Eubanks, and T.R. Unnasch. 2008. Size matters: Preference of female      mosquitoes for natural and artificial resting sites. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association      24:228-235.                                                                                                                                                                        pdf


*Cooper, L.B., J.F. Murphy, and M.D. Eubanks. 2007. Red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)       increase the abundance of aphids in tomato. Florida Entomologist 3:419-425.                                              

*Styrsky, J.D. and M.D. Eubanks. 2007. The ecological consequences of ant-hemipteran interactions.       Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274:151-164. (Invited Review)                                                                    


Eubanks, M.D. and *J.D. Styrsky. 2006. Ant-hemipteran mutualisms: keystone interactions that alter food      web dynamics and influence plant fitness. Pages 171-190 in Trophic and Guild Interactions in Biological      Control,Progress in Biological Control, Volume 3. J. Brodeur and G. Boivin, eds. Springer Publishing, New      York.

*Aubuchon, M.D., G.R. Mullen, and M.D. Eubanks. 2006. Efficacy of broadcast and perimeter applications      of S-methoprene bait on the red imported fire ant in grazed pastures. Journal of Economic Entomology      99:621-625.                                                                                                                                                                        

*Jhee, E.M., R.S. Boyd, and M.D. Eubanks. 2006. Effectiveness of metal-metal and metal-organic compound      combinations against Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae): implications for plant elemental      defense. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32:239-259.                                                                                                  

*Styrsky, J.D., *I. Kaplan, and M.D. Eubanks. 2006. Plant trichomes indirectly enhance tritrophic      interactions involving a generalist predator, the red imported fire ant. Biological Control 36:375-384.   

*Jhee, E.M., R.S. Boyd, M.D. Eubanks, and M.A. Davis. 2006. Nickel hyperaccumulation by Streptanthes      polygaloides (Brassicaceae) protects against Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). Plant Ecology      183:91-104.                                                                                                                                                                        

Carr, D.E., J.F. Murphy, and M.D. Eubanks. 2006. Genetic variation and covariation for resistance and      tolerance to Cucumber mosaic virus in Mimulus guttatus (Phrymaceae). Heredity 96:29-38.                     


*Hull-Sanders, H.M., M.D. Eubanks, and D.E. Carr. 2005. Inbreeding depression and selfing rate of Ipomoea      hederacea var. integriuscula (Convolvulaceae). American Journal of Botany 92:1871-1877.                       

*Hull-Sanders, H.M. and M.D. Eubanks. 2005. Plant defense theory provides insight into interactions      involving inbred plants and insect herbivores. Ecology 86:897-904.                                                                   

*Harvey, C.T. and M.D. Eubanks. 2005. Intraguild predation of parasitoids by Solenopsis invicta: a non-
     disruptive interaction. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 114:127-135.                                              

Head, G., W. Moar, M. Eubanks, B. Freeman, J. Ruberson, A. Hagerty, and S. Turnipseed. 2005. A      multiyear, large-scale comparison of arthropod populations on commercially managed Bt and non-Bt      cotton fields. Environmental Entomology 34:1257-1266.                                                                                     

*Kaplan, I, and M.D. Eubanks. 2005. Aphids alter the community-wide impact of fire ants. Ecology 86:1640-      1649.                                                                                                                                                                                   

**Coleman, C.M., R.S. Boyd, and M.D. Eubanks. 2005. Extending the elemental defense hypothesis: dietary      metal concentrations below hyperaccumulator levels could harm herbivores. Journal of Chemical Ecology      31:1669-1681.                                                                                                                                                                   

Eubanks, M.D., D.E. Carr, and J.F. Murphy. 2005. Variation in the response of Mimulus guttatus       (Scrophulariaceae) to hervivore and virus attack. Evolutionary Ecology 19:15-27.                                        

*Jhee, E.M., R.S. Boyd, and M.D. Eubanks. 2005. Nickel hyperaccumulation as an elemental defense of      Streptanthus polygaloides (Brassicaceae): influence of herbivore feeding mode. New Phytologist      168:331-344.                                                                                                                                                                      

*Dingha, B.N., A.G. Appel, and M.D. Eubanks. 2005. Discontinuous carbon dioxide release in the German      cockroach, Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae), and its effect on respiratory transpiration.      Journal of Insect Physiology 51:825-836.                                                                                                                    

Eubanks, M.D. 2005. Predaceous herbivores and herbivorous predators: the biology of omnivores and the      ecology of omnivore-prey interactions. Pages 3-17 in Ecology of Predator - Prey Interactions. Pedro      Barbosa and Ignacio Castellanos, Eds. Oxford University Press.

Eubanks, M.D., D.E. Carr, and J.F. Murphy. 2005. The effects of virus infection of monkeyflowers on host      plant quality for meadow spittlebugs, Philaenus spumarius (Homoptera: Cercopidae). Environmental      Entomology 34:891-898.                                                                                                                                                

Eubanks, M. D., and *J.D. Styrsky. 2005. Effects of plant feeding on the performance of omnivorous      'predators'. Pages 148-177, in Plant-Provided Food and Herbivore-Carnivore Interactions. Felix Wäckers,      Paul van Rijin, and Jan Bruin, Eds. Cambridge University Press.


Ivey, C.T., D.E. Carr, and M.D. Eubanks. 2004. Inbreeding alters Mimulus guttatus tolerance to herbivory in      natural environments. Ecology 85:567-574.                                                                                                             

*Harvey, C.T. and M.D. Eubanks. 2004. Effect of habitat complexity on biological control by the red      imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in collards. Biological Control 29:348-358.                            


Carr, D.E., J.F. Murphy, and M.D. Eubanks. 2003. The susceptibility and response of inbred and outbred      Mimulus guttatus to infection by Cucumber mosaic virus. Evolutionary Ecology 17:85-103.                       

Eubanks, M.D., C.P. Blair, and W.G. Abrahamson. 2003. One host shift leads to another? Evidence of      host-race formation in a predaceous gall-boring beetle. Evolution 57:168-172.                                              

Abrahamson, W.G., C.P. Blair, M.D. Eubanks, and S.A. Morehead. 2003. Sequential radiation of unrelated      organisms: the gall fly Eurosta solidaginis and the tumbling flower beetle Mordellistena convicta. Journal      of Evolutionary Biology 16:781-789.                                                                                                                            

*Hull-Sanders, H.M., A.G. Appel, and M.D. Eubanks. 2003. Comparative water relations of adult and      juvenile tortoise beetles: Differences among sympatric species. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology      Part A 135(4):625-634.                                                                                                                                                    

Eubanks, M.D., *J.D. Styrsky, and R.F. Denno. 2003. The evolution of omnivory in Heteropteran insects.      Ecology 84(10):2549-2556.                                                                                                                                             


Eubanks, M.D., **S.A. Blackwell, **C.J. Parrish, Z.D. DeLamar, and *H. Hull-Sanders. 2002. Intraguild      predation of beneficial arthropods by red imported fire ants in cotton. Environmental Entomology      31:1168-1174.                                                                                                                                                                  

*Kaplan, I., and M.D. Eubanks. 2002. Disruption of cotton aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae)-natural enemy      dynamics by red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environmental Entomology 31:1175-

Carr, D.E. and M.D. Eubanks. 2002. Inbreeding alters resistance to insect herbivory and host plant quality in      Mimulus guttatus (Scrophulariaceae). Evolution 56:81-109.                                                                                


Abrahamson, W. G., M. D. Eubanks, A. V. Whipple, and *C. P. Blair. 2001. Gall flies, inquilines, and      goldenrods: a model for host-race formation and sympatric speciation. American Zoologist 41:928-938.      (journal recently renamed Integrative and Comparative Biology)                                                                      

Eubanks, M.D. 2001. Estimates of the direct and indirect effects of red imported fire ants on biological      control. Biological Control 21:35-43.                                                                                                                           


Losey, J.E. and M.D. Eubanks. 2000. Implications of pea aphid host-plant specialization for the potential      colonization of vegetables following post-harvest emigration from forage crops. Environmental      Entomology 29:1283-1288.                                                                                                                                           

Eubanks, M.D. and R.F. Denno. 2000. Host plants mediate omnivore-herbivore interactions and influence      prey suppression. Ecology 81: 936-947.                                                                                                                      

Eubanks, M.D. and R.F. Denno. 2000. Health food versus fast food: the effects of prey quality and mobility      on prey selection by a generalist predator and indirect interactions among prey species. Ecological      Entomology 25:140-146.                                                                                                                                                 


Eubanks, M.D. and R.F. Denno. 1999. The ecological consequences of variation in plants and prey for an      omnivorous insect. Ecology 80:1253-1266.                                                                                                                


Eubanks, M.D., K.A. Nesci, M.K. Pettersen, Z. Liu, and H.B. Sanchez. 1997. The exploitation of an ant-      defended plant by a shelter-building herbivore. Oecologia 109:454-473.                                                         


Denno, R.F., G.K. Roderick, M.A. Peterson, A.F. Huberty, H. G. Döbel, M.D. Eubanks, J.E. Losey, and G.A.      Langellotto. 1996. Habitat persistence underlies intraspecific variation in the dispersal strategies of      planthoppers. Ecological Monographs 66:389-408.                                                                                                 


Forrest, T.G. and M.D. Eubanks. 1995. Variation in the flash pattern of the firefly, Photuris versicolor      quadrifulgens. Journal of Insect Behavior 8:33-45.                                                                                                  


Eubanks, M.D. and G.L. Miller. 1993. Sexual differences in behavioral response to conspecifics and predators      in the wolf spider Gladicosa pulchra (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 6:641-648.             


Eubanks, M.D. and G.L. Miller. 1992. Life cycle and habitat preference of the facultatively arboreal wolf      spider, Gladicosa pulchra (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of Arachnology 20:157-164.                                    


Forrest, T.G., J.L. Sylvester, Jr., S. Testa, III, S.W. Smith, A. Dinep, T.L. Cupit, J.M. Huggins, K.L. Atkins, and      M. Eubanks. 1991. Mate choice in ground crickets (Gryllidae: Nemobiinae). Florida Entomologist 74:74-

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