Works (15)

Updated: April 12th, 2024 05:00

2024 journal article

A morphofunctional study of the jumping apparatus in globular springtails

ARTHROPOD STRUCTURE & DEVELOPMENT, 79.

By: F. Oliveira* & A. Smith n

author keywords: 3D reconstruction; Biomechanics; Collembola; High-speed video recordings; Latch-mediated spring mechanism; Furca
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 8, 2024

2022 journal article

A novel power-amplified jumping behavior in larval beetles (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae)

PLOS ONE, 17(1).

By: M. Bertone n, J. Gibson*, A. Seago*, T. Yoshida* & A. Smith n

Ed(s): P. Barden

MeSH headings : Locomotion
TL;DR: It is proposed that this behavior in a group of beetle larvae is used for rapid locomotion which is energetically more efficient than crawling the same distance to disperse from their ephemeral habitat. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: May 10, 2022

2021 journal article

Testing how different narrative perspectives achieve communication objectives and goals in online natural science videos

PLOS ONE, 16(10).

By: S. Ruzi n, N. Lee* & A. Smith n

MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Biological Science Disciplines / methods; Education, Distance / methods; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Narration; Speech Perception; Surveys and Questionnaires; Young Adult
TL;DR: Manipulating the narrative perspective of the source of a single online video communication effort is effective at impacting immediate objective outcomes related to spokesperson perceptions, but whether those objectives can positively influence long-term goals requires more investigation. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: January 3, 2022

2020 journal article

Bacterial exposure leads to variable mortality but not a measurable increase in surface antimicrobials across ant species

PEERJ, 8.

By: O. Halawani n, R. Dunn n, A. Grunden n & A. Smith n

author keywords: Entomopathogen; Metapleural gland; Social immunity; Bacterial exposure; Social insects; Sociobiology; Antimicrobial
TL;DR: The results demonstrate the susceptibility to bacteria is varied across ant species, and variation may correlate with an ant species’ use of surface antimicrobials, as significant mortality effects in species which also were producing antimicrobial compounds are found. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 11, 2021

2020 journal article

Broadcasting Ourselves: Opportunities for Researchers to Share Their Work Through Online Video

FRONTIERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 8.

By: A. Smith n

author keywords: science communication; video; YouTube; scholarship; digital media
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 5, 2020

2019 article

BITES, CAMERA, ACTION ...

Smith, A. (2019, December 12). NATURE, Vol. 576, pp. 327–328.

By: A. Smith n

TL;DR: By making videos about the first steps of his research, Adrian Smith has realized the production value of his science. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: January 6, 2020

2019 journal article

Prey specialization and chemical mimicry between Formica archboldi and Odontomachus ants

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 66(2), 211–222.

By: A. Smith n

author keywords: Cuticular hydrocarbons; Predator-prey interactions; Social insects; Chemical deception; Social parasitism
TL;DR: Behavioral evidence is found that F. archboldi are more capable predators of Odontomachus in comparison to other Formica, and the intraspecific variability in F.archboldi cuticular hydrocarbon profiles is among the greatest reported for social insects and provides a unique case of how non-parasitic species can generate parasite-like chemical-mimic phenotypes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: May 20, 2019

2018 journal article

External immunity in ant societies: sociality and colony size do not predict investment in antimicrobials

ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, 5(2).

By: C. Penick*, O. Halawani n, B. Pearson n, S. Mathews*, M. Lopez-Uribe*, R. Dunn n, A. Smith n

Contributors: C. Penick*, O. Halawani n, B. Pearson n, S. Mathews*, M. López-Uribe*, R. Dunn n, A. Smith n

author keywords: antimicrobial secretions; antibiotics; social immunity; social insects; ants; entomopathogens
TL;DR: This work quantifies the strength of antimicrobial secretions among 20 ant species that cover a broad spectrum of ant diversity and colony sizes and finds no correlation between antimicrobial activity and colony size. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 article

Queen pheromones out of context: a comment on Holman

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, Vol. 29, pp. 1212–1212.

By: A. Smith n, A. Suarez* & J. Liebig*

TL;DR: The evolution of cuticular fertility signals in eusocial insects and their role in species-wide signals and variable cues for identity in both invertebrates and vertebrates is studied. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: January 7, 2019

2018 journal article

Snap-jaw morphology is specialized for high-speed power amplification in the Dracula ant, Mystrium camillae

ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, 5(12).

By: F. Larabee*, A. Smith n & A. Suarez*

author keywords: finite-element analysis; power amplification; ants; microCT; functional morphology
TL;DR: The kinematics and functional morphology of the Dracula ant, Mystrium camillae, who use a snap-jaw mechanism to quickly slide their mandibles across each other similar to a finger snap are examined, extending the understanding of animal speed and demonstrating how small changes in morphology can result in dramatic differences in performance. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: February 11, 2019

2018 article

Use video to cut through jargon

Smith, A. A. (2018, April 19). NATURE, Vol. 556, pp. 397–398.

By: A. Smith n

TL;DR: Video is an engaging way to make your research more accessible, says Adrian A. Smith. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Larvae of trap jaw ants, Odontomachus LATREILLE, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): morphology and biological notes

Myrmecological News, 25, 17–28.

By: E. Fox, A. Smith, J. Gibson & D. Solis

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

2017 journal article

The evolution of cuticular fertility signals in eusocial insects

CURRENT OPINION IN INSECT SCIENCE, 22, 79–84.

By: A. Smith n & J. Liebig*

MeSH headings : Animal Communication; Animals; Biological Evolution; Fertility / physiology; Hymenoptera / physiology; Isoptera / physiology; Pheromones / metabolism; Social Behavior
TL;DR: This review synthesizes conflicting studies into an evolutionary framework suggesting a transition of reproductive communication from cue-like signature mixtures, to learned fertility signals, to innate queen pheromones that evolved across eusocial insects. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

A comparative analysis of rapid antennation behavior in four species of Odontomachus trap-jaw ants

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 63(2), 265–270.

By: . S. O'Fallon, A. Suarez* & A. Smith n

author keywords: Antennal dueling; Antennal boxing; Antennal drumming; Dominance; Aggression
TL;DR: The exchange of rapid antennal strikes between individuals is a behavior exhibited by many social hymenopterans, largely in dominance contexts within the nest and in aggressive contexts towards non-nestmates, and its potential utility as a model for understanding aggressive behaviors both inside and outside of the nest is discussed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Comparative analysis of fertility signals and sex-specific cuticular chemical profiles of Odontomachus trap-jaw ants

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 219(3), 419–430.

By: A. Smith n, J. Millar* & A. Suarez*

author keywords: Lipid; Cuticular hydrocarbons; Division of labor; Pheromones; Sex pheromone; Social insects
MeSH headings : Animal Communication; Animals; Ants / physiology; Female; Fertility; Florida; Hydrocarbons / metabolism; Male; Pheromones / metabolism; Reproduction; Sex Characteristics; Species Specificity
TL;DR: Fertility signals are not conserved within this genus: chemical compounds that distinguish queens from workers vary in number and type among the species, with isomeric and relative abundance variations comprising the main differences among species. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

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