Benoit Sebastien Guenard

Works (19)

Updated: August 19th, 2023 09:05

2018 journal article

Inbreeding tolerance as a pre-adapted trait for invasion success in the invasive ant Brachyponera chinensis

MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 27(23), 4711–4724.

By: P. Eyer*, K. Matsuura*, E. Vargo*, K. Kobayashi*, T. Yashiro*, W. Suehiro*, C. Himuro*, T. Yokoi* ...

author keywords: colony breeding system; genetic bottleneck; inbreeding; invasive species; sib-mating
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / genetics; Female; Founder Effect; Genetic Variation; Genetics, Population; Heterozygote; Inbreeding; Inbreeding Depression; Introduced Species; Japan; Male; North Carolina; Selection, Genetic
TL;DR: It is shown that a genetic bottleneck does not affect the genetic diversity or the level of heterozygosity within colonies and it is suggested that generations of sib‐mating in native populations may have reduced inbreeding depression through purifying selection of deleterious alleles. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 7, 2019

2014 journal article

High diversity in an urban habitat: are some animal assemblages resilient to long-term anthropogenic change?

Urban Ecosystems, 18(2), 449–463.

By: B. Guénard*, A. Cardinal-De Casas n & R. Dunn n

Contributors: B. Guénard*, A. Cardinal-De Casas n & R. Dunn n

author keywords: Urban ecosystem; Long term study; Formicidae; Disturbance; Invasive species
TL;DR: The results show that while the number of exotic species increased, including three major invasive ants, native ant species richness remained high, and represent one of the most species-rich urban environments monitored and thus open encouraging perspective on how urban ecosystems could contribute to the preservation of the biodiversity of small-bodies organisms such as ants. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Conservation implications of divergent global patterns of ant and vertebrate diversity

DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 19(8), 1084–1092.

By: C. Jenkins n, B. Guenard n, S. Diamond n, M. Weiser n & R. Dunn n

Contributors: C. Jenkins n, B. Guénard n, S. Diamond n, M. Weiser n & R. Dunn n

author keywords: Ants; biodiversity patterns; conservation planning; genera; species richness; vertebrates
TL;DR: It is assessed how well patterns of diversity for an influential group of invertebrates, the ants, correspond with those of three vertebrate groups (birds, mammals and amphibians). (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Intraspecific thievery in the ant Ectatomma ruidum is mediated by food availability

Biotropica, 45(4), 497–502.

By: B. Guenard & T. McGlynn

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Tracing the Rise of Ants - Out of the Ground

PLOS ONE, 8(12).

By: A. Lucky n, M. Trautwein n, B. Guenard n, M. Weiser n & R. Dunn n

Contributors: A. Lucky n, M. Trautwein n, B. Guenard n, M. Weiser n & R. Dunn n

MeSH headings : Animals; Ants; Ecosystem; Evolution, Molecular; Hot Temperature; Phylogeny; Plant Leaves; Soil; Statistics as Topic
TL;DR: This work reconstructs the habitat transitions of crown-group ants through time, focusing on where they nest and forage (in the canopy, litter, or soil), and shows that in contrast to the current consensus based on verbal arguments that ants evolved in tropical leaf litter, the soil is supported as the ancestral stratum of all ants. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

A checklist of the ants of China

Zootaxa, (3558), 1-.

By: B. Guenard & R. Dunn

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Ants of North Carolina: An updated list (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Zootaxa, (3552), 1–36.

By: B. Guenard, K. Mccaffrey, A. Lucky & R. Dunn

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Disruption of ant-seed dispersal mutualisms by the invasive Asian needle ant (Pachycondyla chinensis)

BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 14(3), 557–565.

By: M. Rodriguez-Cabal*, K. Stuble*, B. Guenard n, R. Dunn n & N. Sanders*

Contributors: M. Rodriguez-Cabal*, K. Stuble*, B. Guénard n, R. Dunn n & N. Sanders*

author keywords: Aphaenogaster rudis; Exotic species; Hexastylis arifolia; Myrmecochory; Seed-dispersal mutualisms
TL;DR: The hypothesis that the invasive ant Pachycondyla chinensis disrupts ant-seed dispersal mutualisms by displacing native ant species, especially the keystone mutualist Aphaenogaster rudis, while failing to disperse seeds itself is tested. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Global models of ant diversity suggest regions where new discoveries are most likely are under disproportionate deforestation threat

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 109(19), 7368–7373.

By: B. Guenard n, M. Weiser n & R. Dunn n

Contributors: B. Gueńard n, M. Weiser n & R. Dunn n

author keywords: biogeography; Formicidae
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / classification; Ants / growth & development; Biodiversity; Conservation of Natural Resources / methods; Ecosystem; Environmental Monitoring / methods; Geography; Models, Biological
TL;DR: A database representing about 13,000 records for ant generic distribution from over 350 regions that cover much of the globe is assembled, finding that the hotspots of discovery are also the regions in which biodiversity is the most threatened by habitat destruction. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Global diversity in light of climate change: the case of ants

DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 17(4), 652–662.

author keywords: Aridity; biodiversity; biogeography; Formicidae; species richness; temperature
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Relative roles of climatic suitability and anthropogenic influence in determining the pattern of spread in a global invader

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(1), 220–225.

By: N. Roura-Pascual, C. Hui, T. Ikeda, G. Leday, D. Richardson, S. Carpintero, X. Espadaler, C. Gomez ...

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Tandem carrying, a new foraging strategy in ants: description, function, and adaptive significance relative to other described foraging strategies

Naturwissenschaften (Berlin, Germany), 98(8), 651–659.

By: B. Guenard n & J. Silverman n

MeSH headings : Adaptation, Biological; Animals; Ants / physiology; Behavior, Animal / physiology; Feeding Behavior / physiology
TL;DR: A new type of foraging strategy, “tandem carrying”, which is also one of the most simple recruitment strategies, observed in the Ponerinae species Pachycondyla chinensis, and it is demonstrated that this recruitment is context dependent and based on the type of food discovered and can be quickly adjusted as food quality changes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Urban areas may serve as habitat and corridors for dry-adapted, heat tolerant species; an example from ants

URBAN ECOSYSTEMS, 14(2), 135–163.

By: S. Menke n, B. Guenard n, J. Sexton*, M. Weiser n, R. Dunn n & J. Silverman n

Contributors: S. Menke n, B. Guénard n, J. Sexton*, M. Weiser n, R. Dunn n & J. Silverman n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

shuffling leaf litter samples produces more accurate and precise snapshots of terrestrial arthropod community composition

Environmental Entomology, 40(6), 1523–1529.

By: B. Guenard & A. Lucky

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

A New (Old), Invasive Ant in the Hardwood Forests of Eastern North America and Its Potentially Widespread Impacts

PLOS ONE, 5(7).

By: B. Guenard n & R. Dunn n

Contributors: B. Guénard n & R. Dunn n

MeSH headings : Animals; Ants; Biodiversity; Ecosystem; North America; Trees
TL;DR: The large geographic range of this ant species combined with its apparent impact on native species make it likely to have cascading consequences on eastern forests in years to come, effects mediated by the specifics of its life history which is very different from those of other invasive ants. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships

BIOLOGY LETTERS, 6(6), 769–772.

Contributors: M. Weiser n, N. Sanders*, D. Agosti, A. Andersen*, A. Ellison*, B. Fisher*, H. Gibb*, N. Gotelli* ...

author keywords: Formicidae; species richness; global diversity gradients
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / physiology; Ecosystem; Linear Models; Models, Biological; Population Density; Species Specificity; Trees; Tropical Climate; Weather
TL;DR: It appears that canopy and litter ant assemblages share a common abundance–diversity relationship influenced by similar but not identical climatic drivers. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Global generic richness and distribution: new maps of the world of ants with examples of their use in the context of Asia

Asian Myrmecology, 3, 21–28.

By: B. Guenard, M. Weiser & R. Dunn

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

On the evolution of the species complex Pachycondyla chinensis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae), including the origin of its invasive form and description of a new species

Zootaxa, (2685), 39–50.

By: T. Yashiro, K. Matsuura, B. Guenard, M. Terayama & R. Dunn

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Climatic drivers of hemispheric asymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness

ECOLOGY LETTERS, 12(4), 324–333.

author keywords: Biodiversity; climate change; Eocene; Formicidae; latitudinal gradient
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / genetics; Ants / physiology; Biodiversity; Biological Evolution; Climate
TL;DR: Examining the latitudinal pattern of species richness across 1003 local ant assemblages finds latitudinal asymmetry, with southern hemisphere sites being more diverse than northern hemisphere sites, and the most parsimonious explanation is that greater climate change since the Eocene in the northern than in the southern hemisphere has led to more extinctions in the north with consequent effects on local ant species richness. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

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