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62. Graham KK, Brown S, Clarke S, Rose USR, and Starks PT 2017. A solitary bee (Anthidium manicatum) eavesdrops on plant VOCs during trichome collection. Behavioural Processes. 144: 5-12. pdf

61. Madden AA, Boyden SD, Soriano J-AN, Corey TB, Leff JW, Fierer N, Starks PT. 2017. The emerging contribution of social wasps to grape rot disease ecology. PeerJ, 5: e3223 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3223. pdf

60. Bonoan RE, Tai TM, Rodrigues, MS, Feller L, Daddario SR, Czaja RA, O’Connor LD, Burruss G and Starks PT. 2017. Seasonality of salt foraging in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Ecological Entomology. 42: 195-201. pdf

59. Bonoan RE and Starks PT. 2016. Observation Hive Marking Apparatus (OHMA): an inexpensive method for mass marking honeybees in observation hives. Bee World. 93:7-9. pdf

58. Slabach BL, Corey TB, Aprille JR, Starks PT and Dane B. 2015. Geophagic behavior in the mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus): Support for meeting metabolic demands. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 93: 599-604 pdf

57. Bonoan RE, Goldman RR, Wong PY and Starks PT. 2014. Vasculature of the Hive: heat dissipation in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) hive. Naturwissenschaften. 101: 459-465 pdf

56. Simone-Finstrom, Foo B, Tarpy DR and Starks PT. 2014. Impact of food availability, pathogen exposure, and genetic diversity on thermoregulation in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Insect Behavior. 27: 527-539. pdf

55. Wilson-Rich N, Pilowsky J, Foo B, Tien T, Hester F and Starks PT. 2014. A test of the haploid susceptibility hypothesis using a species with naturally occurring variation in ploidy. Insectes Sociaux. 61: 163-169. pdf

54. Madden A, Grassetti A, Soriano JA and Starks PT. 2013. Actinomycetes with Antimicrobial Activity Isolated from Paper Wasp Nests. Environmental Entomology. 42: 703-710. pdf

53. Brown R, Payne A, Graham KK and Starks PT. 2012. Prey capture and caste-specific payload capacities in the European paper wasp Polistes dominulus. Insectes Sociaux. 59: 519-525. pdf

52. Weiner SA, Noble K, Upton CT, Flynn G, Woods WA and Starks PT. 2012. The cost of flight: a role in the Polistes dominulus invasion Insectes Sociaux. 59: 81-86. pdf

51. Wilson-Rich N, Tarpy DR and Starks PT. 2012. Within-and across-colony effects of hyperpolyandry on immune function and body condition in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Insect Physiology. 58: 402-407. pdf

50. Madden AA, Stchigel AM, Guarro J, Sutton D and Starks PT. 2012. Mucor nidicola sp. nov., a novel fungal species isolated from an invasive paper wasp nest. Journal of Systematic & Evolutionary Microbiology. 62: 1710–1714. pdf

49. Weiner SA, Noble K, Upton CT, Woods WA and Starks PT. 2011. A role for thermoregulation in the Polistes dominulus invasion: a comparison of the thermoregulatory abilities of the invasive wasp P. dominulus and the native wasp P. fuscatus. Insectes Sociaux. 58: 185-190. pdf

48. Shrestha B, Reed JM, Starks PT, Kaufman GE, Goldstone JV, Roelke ME, O'Brien SJ, Koepfli KP, Frank LG and Court MH. 2011. Evolution of a Major Drug Metabolizing Enzyme Defect in the Domestic Cat and Other Felidae: Phylogenetic Timing and the Role of Hypercarnivory. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone. 0018046.  pdf

47. Payne A, Schildroth DA and Starks PT. 2011. Nest site selection in the European wool-carder bee, Anthidium manicatum, with methods for an emerging model species. Apidologie. 42: 181-191. pdf

46. Liebert AE, Wilson-Rich N, Johnson C and Starks PT. 2010. The selective sex lives of paper wasps: Mate choice and nestmate recognition in Polistes dominulus. Insectes Sociaux. 57: 457-463. pdf

45. Madden AA, Davis MM and Starks PT. 2010. First detailed report of brood parasitoidism in the invasive population of the paper wasp Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) in North America. Insectes Sociaux. 57: 257-260. pdf

44. Weiner SA, Upton CT, Noble K, Woods WA and Starks PT. 2010. Thermoregulation in the primitively eusocial paper wasp, Polistes dominulus. Insectes Sociaux. 57: 157-162. pdf

43. Wilson-Rich N and Starks PT. 2010. The Polistes war: Weak immune function in the invasive Polistes dominulus relative to the native P. fuscatus. Insectes Sociaux. 57: 47-52. pdf

42. Wilson-Rich N, Spivak M, Fefferman NH and Starks PT. 2009. Genetic, Individual, and Group Facilitation of Disease Resistance in Insect Societies. Annual Review of Entomology. 54: 405-23. pdf

41. Weiner SA, Woods WA and Starks PT. 2009. The energetic costs of interactions in the paper wasp, Polistes dominulus. Naturwissenschaften. 96: 297–302. pdf

40. Campbell DLM, Weiner SA, Starks PT and Hauber ME. 2009. Context and control: behavioural ecology experiments in the laboratory. Annales Zoologici Fennici. 46: 112–123. pdf

39. Dapporto L, Liebert AE, Starks PT and Turillazzi S. 2009. The relationships between cuticular hydrocarbon composition, faunal assemblages, inter-island distance, and population genetic variation in Tuscan Archipelago wasps. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 37: 341–348. pdf

38. Wilson-Rich N, Dres ST and Starks PT. 2008. The Ontogeny of immunity: Development of innate immune strength in the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Journal of Insect Physiology. 54: 1392-1399. pdf

37. Ryan SJ, Starks PT, Milton K and Getz WM. 2008. Intersexual conflict and group size in mantled howler monkeys: a 23-year evaluation. International Journal of Primatology. 29: 405-420. pdf

36. Liebert AE, Hui J, Nonacs P and Starks PT. 2008. Extreme polygyny: Multi-seasonal "hypergynous" nesting in the introduced paper wasp Polistes dominulus. Journal of Insect Behavior. 21: 72-81. pdf

35. Eskenazi BE, Wilson-Rich NS and Starks PT. 2007. A Darwinian Approach to Huntington's Disease: Subtle Health Benefits of a Neurological Disorder. Journal of Medical Hypotheses. 69: 1183-1189. pdf

34. Liebert AE, Gamboa GJ, Stamp NE, Curtis TR, Monnet KM, Turillazzi S and Starks PT. 2006. Genetics, behavior and ecology of a paper wasp invasion: Polistes dominulus in North America Annales Zoologici Fennici. 43: 595-624. pdf

33. Starks PT and Fefferman NH. 2006. Polistes nest founding behavior: a model for the selective maintenance of alternative behavioral phenotypes. Annales Zoologici Fennici. 43: 456-467. pdf

32. Stahlhut JK, Liebert AE, Starks PT, Dapporto L, Turillazzi S and Jaenike J. 2006. Wolbachia in the European paper wasp Polistes dominulus. Insectes Sociaux. 53: 269-273. pdf

31. Chrastil ER, Getz WM, Euler HA and Starks PT. 2006. Paternity Uncertainty Overrides Sex Chromosome Selection for Preferential Grandparenting. Evolution & Human Behavior. 27: 206-223. pdf

30. Nonacs P, Liebert AE and Starks PT. 2006. Transactional skew and assured fitness return models fail to predict patterns of cooperation in wasps. American Naturalist. 167: 467-480. pdf

29. Liebert AE and Starks PT. 2006. Taming of the skew: transactional models fail to predict reproductive partitioning in the paper wasp Polistes dominulus. Animal Behaviour. 71: 913-923 pdf

28. Fefferman NH and Starks PT. 2006. A Modeling Approach to Swarming in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera). Insectes Sociaux. 53: 37-45. pdf

27. Liebert AE, Sumana A and Starks PT. 2005. Diploid males and their triploid offspring in the paper wasp Polistes dominulus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biology Letters. 1: 200–203. pdf

26. Siegel AJ, Hui J, Johnson RN and Starks PT. 2005. Mobile Insulator Units: Honey Bee Workers as Living Insulation. Insectes Sociaux. 52: 242–246. pdf

25. Sumana A, Liebert AE, Berry AS, Switz GT, Orians CM and Starks PT. 2005. Nest hydrocarbons as cues for philopatry in a paper wasp. Ethology. 111: 469-477. pdf

24. Johnson RN, Zaman MT, Decelle MM, Siegel AJ, Tarpy DR, Siegel EC and Starks PT. 2005. Multiple microorganisms in chalkbrood mummies: evidence and implications. Journal of Apicultural Research. 44: 29-32. pdf

23. Starks PT, Johnson RN, Siegel AJ and Decelle MM. 2005. Heat-Shielding: A Task for Youngsters. Behavioral Ecology.16: 128-132. pdf

22. Liebert AE and Starks PT. 2004. The action component of recognition systems: a focus on the response. Annales Zoologici Fennici. 41: 747-764. pdf

21. Sumana A and Starks PT. 2004. Grooming in the paper wasp, Polistes dominulus. Ethology. 110: 825-833. pdf

20. Liebert AE, Johnson RN, Switz G and Starks PT. 2004. Triploid females and diploid males: underreported phenomena in polistine wasps? Insectes Sociaux. 51: 205-211. pdf

19. Johnson RN and Starks PT. 2004. A surprising level of genetic diversity in an invasive wasp: Polistes dominulus in the Northeastern United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 97: 732-737. pdf

18. Gravel BE, Wong PY, Starks PT and Pechenik JA. 2004. The use of artificial shells for exploring shell preference in the marine hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus (Say). Annales Zoologici Fennici. 41: 477-485. pdf

17. Sumana A and Starks PT. 2004. The function of darts in the paper wasp, Polistes fuscatus. Naturwissenschaften. 91: 220-223. pdf

16. Nonacs P, Reeve HK and Starks PT. 2004. Optimal reproductive skew models fail to predict aggression in wasps. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 271: 811-817. pdf

15. Starks PT. 2003. Selection for uniformity: xenophobia and invasion success. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 18: 159-162. pdf

14. Starks PT. 2003. Natal nest recognition in the paper wasp Polistes dominulus. Annales Zoologici Fennici. 40: 53-60. pdf

13. Starks PT. 2002. The adaptive significance of stabilimenta in orb-webs: a hierarchical approach. Annales Zoologici Fennici. 39: 307-315. pdf

12. Starks PT and Peters JM. 2002. Semi-nondestructive genetic sampling from paper wasps. Insectes Sociaux. 49: 20-22. pdf

11. Starks PT. 2001. Alternative reproductive tactics in the paper wasp Polistes dominulus with specific focus on the sit-and-wait tactic. Annales Zoologici Fennici. 38: 189-199. pdf

10. Starks PT and Blackie CA. 2000. The relationship between serial monogamy and rape in the United States (1960-1995). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 267: 1259-1263. pdf

9. Starks PT, Blackie CA and Seeley TD. 2000. Fever in honeybee colonies. Naturwissenschaften. 87: 229-231. pdf

8. Reeve HK, Starks PT, Peters JM and Nonacs P. 2000. Genetic support for the evolutionary theory of reproductive transactions in social wasps. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 267:75-79. pdf

7. Starks PT and Gilley DC. 1999. Heat shielding: a novel method of colonial thermoregulation in honeybees, Apis mellifera. Naturwissenschaften. 86: 438-440. pdf

6. Starks PT and Reeve HK. 1999. Condition-based alternative reproductive tactics in the wool-carder bee, Anthidium manicatum. Ethology, Ecology & Evolution. 11: 71-75. pdf

5. Reeve HK, Peters JM, Nonacs P and Starks PT. 1998. Dispersal of first "workers" in social wasps: causes and implications of an alternative reproductive strategy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 95: 13737-13742. pdf

4. Starks PT, Fischer DJ, Watson RE, Melikian GL and Nath SD. 1998. Context- dependent nestmate discrimination in the paper wasp, Polistes dominulus: A critical test of the optimal acceptance threshold model. Animal Behaviour. 56: 449-458. pdf

3. Starks PT. 1998. A novel 'sit and wait' reproductive strategy in social wasps. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 265: 1407-1410. pdf

2. Starks PT, Watson RE, DiPaola MJ and DiPaola CP. 1998. The effect of queen number on nestmate discrimination in the facultatively polygynous ant Pseudomyrmex pallidus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ethology. 104: 573-584. pdf

1. Starks PT and Poe ES. 1997. Male-stuffing in wasp societies. Nature. 389: 450. pdf

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Chapters and Edited Issues

5. Payne A, Liebert AE and Starks PT. 2010. The Genetics of Kin Recognition. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. 2: 237-246. pdf

4. Payne A. and Starks PT. 2010. Recognition Systems in the Social Insects. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. 3: 20-26. pdf

3. Starks PT and Turillazzi S. 2006. Polistes paper wasps: emergence of a model genus. Annales Zoologici Fennici. 43 (5-6): 385-624. (http://www.sekj.org/)

2. Starks PT. 2004. Recognition Systems. Annales Zoologici Fennici. 41 (6) 689-892. (http://www.sekj.org/)

1. Getz WM, Page RE and Starks PT. 2001. A tribute to William Donald Hamilton (1936-2000). Annales Zoologici Fennici. 38 (3-4) 187-331. (http://www.sekj.org/)

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Editorial / Other

21. Starks PT. 2014. Busy as a Grandmother. Tufts Magazine. Fall. pdf

20. Starks PT. 2014. The War Instinct. Tufts Magazine. Winter. pdf

19. Starks PT. 2013. Celebrating Life. The Andovers. Fall / Winter: 44-48. pdf

18. Starks PT. 2013. The Queens, the Drones, and the Workers. The Andovers. Summer: 38-42. pdf

17. Starks PT. 2013. Blunt Tools. The Andovers. Spring: 28-31. pdf

16. Starks PT. 2013. Survivors and Saviours. Nature: Futures. 496: 392. pdf | mp3

15. Starks PT. 2013. Way of the Sea Turtle. Tufts Magazine. Winter: 40. pdf

14. Starks PT. 2013. Seasons of Life: We immortal mortals. The Andovers. Winter: 29-35. pdf

13. Starks PT. 2012. Seeking Pagans, Finding Myself. The Andovers. Fall: 22-27. pdf

12. Starks PT. 2012. Inherently Beautiful. Tufts Magazine. Fall: 38. pdf

11. Starks PT. 2012. Slow and Steady Wins the Race. The Andovers. Summer: 22-25. pdf

10. Starks PT and Slabach BL. 2012. The scoop on eating dirt. Scientific American. June: 30-31. pdf

9. Starks PT and Wilson-Rich N. 2010. Experiments in epidemiology: How honey bees could have helped control swine flu. The Scientist 23: 23. pdf

8. Wilson-Rich N, Rosengaus RB and Starks PT. 2010. Book review: Rolff J & Reynolds SE. (Eds.) 2009: Insect infection and immunity: evolution, ecology, and mechanisms. Myrmecological News. 13: 80. pdf

7. Starks PT and Turillazzi S. 2006. Polistes paper wasps: emergence of a model genus. Annales Zoologici Fennici 43: 385-386. pdf

6. Starks PT and Merila J. 2005. Running commentaries: Defining eusociality Annales Zoologici Fennici. 42: 557-557.

5. Starks PT. 2004. Recognition systems: From components to conservation. Annales Zoologici Fennici 41: 689-690. pdf

4. Starks PT. 2002. Book Review: The Collected Papers of WD Hamilton: Narrow Roads of Gene Land. Volume 2: Evolution of Sex. Annales Zoologici Fennici. 39, 273-274.

3. Suarez AV, Benard M, Blackledge TA, Copren K, Sarnat EM, Wild AL, Getz WM, Starks PT, Will K, Palsboll PJ, Hauber ME, Moritz C and Richman AD. 2002. Conflicts around a study of Mexican crops. Nature. 417: 897-897.

2. Getz WM, Page RE and Starks PT. 2001. A tribute to William Donald Hamilton (1936-2000). Annales Zoologici Fennici. 38, 187-188. (http://www.sekj.org/)

1. Starks PT. 1999. Behavioral plasticity in an ant, wasp, and two species of bee. Doctoral Dissertation. Cornell University.

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