Works (306)

Updated: June 24th, 2024 08:25

2024 journal article

Climate, climate change and the global diversity of human houses

EVOLUTIONARY HUMAN SCIENCES, 6.

By: R. Dunn n, K. Kirby*, C. Bowern*, C. Ember*, R. Gray*, J. McCarter*, P. Kavanagh*, M. Trautwein* ...

author keywords: architecture; adaptation; cultural diversity; cultural evolution; vernacular; human ecology; vertical transmission; horizontal transmission
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 20, 2024

2024 journal article

Insect biomass shows a stronger decrease than species richness along urban gradients

INSECT CONSERVATION AND DIVERSITY, 17(2), 182–188.

author keywords: citizen science; Diptera; insect declines; insect monitoring; invertebrates; land use
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 8, 2024

2024 journal article

Morphological Strategies in Ant Communities along Elevational Gradients in Three Mountain Ranges

DIVERSITY-BASEL, 16(1).

By: H. Gibb*, P. Contos*, M. Photakis*, I. Okey*, R. Dunn n, N. Sanders*, M. Jones*, M. Wink

author keywords: cuticle structures; ecological strategy; Formicidae; gracility; lightness; microhabitat; precipitation; size; temperature; UV-B
TL;DR: Analysis of assemblage-weighted means revealed that gracility decreased with temperature and increased with precipitation, suggesting links with desiccation tolerance and the predictive power of the models may be limited in the context of novel environments predicted under global change. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 12, 2024

2024 article

The ManhattAnt: identification, distribution, and colony structure of a new pest in New York City, <i>Lasius emarginatus</i>

Kennett, S. M., Seifert, B., Dunn, R. R., Pierson, T. W., & Penick, C. A. (2024, May 28). BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, Vol. 5.

By: S. Kennett, B. Seifert, R. Dunn*, T. Pierson & C. Penick

author keywords: Invasive species; Lasius; Urban ecology; Community science; New York City; Ants; DNA barcoding; Numeric morphology-based alpha-taxonomy
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 11, 2024

2024 journal article

Widespread prevalence of plasmid-mediated <i>bla</i><sub>CTX-M</sub> type extended-spectrum beta-lactamase <i>Escherichia coli</i> in backyard broiler production systems in the United States

PLOS ONE, 19(6).

By: J. Parzygnat n, R. Crespo n, M. Koci n, R. Dunn n, L. Harden n, M. Fosnaught n, S. Thakur n

Ed(s): G. Trueba

Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: June 8, 2024

2023 journal article

Domestication shapes the pig gut microbiome and immune traits from the scale of lineage to population

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 36(12), 1695–1711.

By: S. Kuthyar*, J. Diaz*, F. Avalos-Villatoro*, C. Maltecca n, F. Tiezzi*, R. Dunn n, A. Reese*

author keywords: animal domestication; gut microbiome; immunity; pigs (Sus scrofa)
TL;DR: It is observed that domestication context explained much of the variation in gut microbiome composition, pathogen abundances and immune markers, yet the main differences in the repertoire of metabolic genes found in the gut microbiome were between the wild and domestic genetic lineages. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: November 13, 2023

2023 article

Field and laboratory guidelines for reliable bioinformatic and statistical analysis of bacterial shotgun metagenomic data

Aizpurua, O., Dunn, R. R., Hansen, L. H., Gilbert, M. T. P., & Alberdi, A. (2023, September 20). CRITICAL REVIEWS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, Vol. 9.

By: O. Aizpurua*, R. Dunn n, L. Hansen*, M. Gilbert* & A. Alberdi*

author keywords: Batch effect; bias; contamination; controls; extraction; library preparation; metagenome; microbiology; microbiome; study design
TL;DR: This work identifies the links of field and laboratory steps with downstream analytical procedures, explains the means for detecting potential pitfalls, and proposes mitigation measures to overcome or minimize their impact in metagenomic studies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 10, 2023

2023 journal article

Hidden diversity: comparative functional morphology of humans and other species

PEERJ, 11.

By: E. McKenney n, A. Hale n, J. Anderson n, R. Larsen*, C. Grant n & R. Dunn n

author keywords: Gastrointestinal morphology; Dissection; Anatomy; Human variation; Comparative variation
MeSH headings : Male; Humans; Female; Gastrointestinal Tract; Intestine, Small; Colon
TL;DR: The results show that morphological variation in the GI tract is associated with each organ’s role in food processing and supports the female canalization hypothesis, specifically, increased female investment in the digestion and absorption of lipids. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 19, 2023

2023 journal article

Nature's chefs: Uniting the hidden diversity of food making and preparing species across the tree of life

BioScience, 73(6), 408–421.

By: B. Taylor n, B. Allf n, S. Hopkins n, R. Irwin n, M. Jewell n, O. Nevo*, L. Nichols n, N. Rodríguez Valerón* ...

author keywords: drink; food; fruit; mimic; mutualism; nectar; nuptial gift; plating
TL;DR: This article identifies three ways that species can produce or prepare meals—as food, drinks, or lures—and further distinguish between those providing an honest meal and those deceiving consumers with food mimics. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: May 22, 2023

2023 article

Quantifying the human cost of global warming

Lenton, T. M., Xu, C., Abrams, J. F., Ghadiali, A., Loriani, S., Sakschewski, B., … Scheffer, M. (2023, May 22). NATURE SUSTAINABILITY, Vol. 5.

By: T. Lenton*, C. Xu*, J. Abrams*, A. Ghadiali*, S. Loriani*, B. Sakschewski*, C. Zimm*, K. Ebi* ...

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 12, 2023

2023 journal article

Sourdough starters exhibit similar succession patterns but develop flour-specific climax communities

PEERJ, 11.

By: E. Mckenney n, L. Nichols n, S. Alvarado n, S. Hardy, K. Kemp, R. Polmanteer, A. Shoemaker, R. Dunn n

author keywords: Sourdough starter; Microbial ecology; DNA sequencing; Aromas; Succession; Sourdough bread; Climax community
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 18, 2023

2023 article

Urban Jungle

Dunn, R. (2023, March 31). SCIENCE, Vol. 379, pp. 1305–1305.

By: R. Dunn n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
1. No Poverty (Web of Science)
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 1, 2023

2023 article

Using FastID to analyze complex SNP mixtures from indoor dust

Meiklejohn, K. A., Scheible, M. K. R., Boggs, L. M., Dunn, R. R., & Ricke, D. O. (2023, April 3). JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, Vol. 4.

By: K. Meiklejohn n, M. Scheible n, L. Boggs n, R. Dunn n & D. Ricke*

author keywords: FastID; indoor dust; interpretation of DNA mixtures; investigative leads; massively parallel sequencing; MPS; single nucleotide polymorphisms; SNPs
MeSH headings : Humans; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; DNA Fingerprinting / methods; Genotype; DNA / analysis; Software; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing / methods; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Microsatellite Repeats
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: April 3, 2023

2022 journal article

Citizen Science as an Ecosystem of Engagement: Implications for Learning and Broadening Participation

BioScience, 72(7), 651–663.

By: B. Allf*, C. Cooper*, L. Larson n, R. Dunn*, S. Futch*, M. Sharova*, D. Cavalier*

author keywords: public science; conservation; volunteer management; crowdsourcing; education
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: June 23, 2022

2022 article

Dancing Cockatoos and the Dead Man Test

Dunn, R. (2022, August 5). SCIENCE, Vol. 377, pp. 582–582.

By: R. Dunn n

TL;DR: From regenerating sea slugs to self-medicating sheep, a biologist probes the origins and evolution of behavior. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 22, 2022

2022 journal article

Does childhood exposure to biodiverse greenspace reduce the risk of developing asthma?

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 850.

By: M. Winnicki*, R. Dunn n, M. Winther-Jensen*, T. Jess*, K. Allin* & H. Bruun*

MeSH headings : Animals; Asthma / chemically induced; Asthma / epidemiology; Biodiversity; Child; Child, Preschool; Humans; Microbiota; Parks, Recreational; Soil
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 19, 2022

2022 article

Ecological strategies of (pl)ants: Towards a world-wide worker economic spectrum for ants

Gibb, H., Bishop, T. R., Leahy, L., Parr, C. L., Lessard, J.-P., Sanders, N. J., … Wright, I. J. (2022, July 21). FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, Vol. 7.

By: H. Gibb*, T. Bishop*, L. Leahy*, C. Parr*, J. Lessard*, N. Sanders*, J. Shik*, J. Ibarra-Isassi* ...

author keywords: ants; ecological strategy; functional trait; leaf economic spectrum; plant traits; trade-off; worker economic spectrum
TL;DR: The unique biology of eusocial organisms provides an unrivalled opportunity to bridge the gap in the understanding of ecological strategies in plants and animals and it is hoped that this perspective will ignite further interest. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 1, 2022

2022 article

Flying insect biomass is negatively associated with urban cover in surrounding landscapes

Svenningsen, C. S., Bowler, D. E., Hecker, S., Bladt, J., Grescho, V., Dam, N. M., … Bonn, A. (2022, April 28). DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, Vol. 4.

author keywords: biomass; citizen science; insects; land cover; land use intensity
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 10, 2022

2022 article

Phylogeography and population genetics of a widespread cold-adapted ant, Prenolepis imparis

Tonione, M. A., Bi, K., Dunn, R. R., Lucky, A., Portik, D. M., & Tsutsui, N. D. (2022, August 3). MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, Vol. 8.

author keywords: ants; climate change; Pliocene; refugia; speciation; UCEs; ultraconserved elements
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / genetics; DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics; Gene Flow; Genetic Variation / genetics; Genetics, Population; Humans; Phylogeny; Phylogeography
TL;DR: High support for five major geographical lineages and lack of evidence of contemporary gene flow indicate in situ diversification across the species' range, producing relatively ancient lineages that persisted through subsequent climate change and glaciation during the Quaternary. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 29, 2022

2022 journal article

The bacterial community of childcare centers: potential implications for microbial dispersal and child exposure

ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOME, 17(1).

By: D. Beasley n, M. Monsur n, J. Hu n, R. Dunn n & A. Madden*

author keywords: Built environment; Childcare centers; Early childhood education centers; Microbiome; Preschool children; Fomites
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 21, 2022

2022 review

The evolution of sour taste

By: H. Frank n, K. Amato*, M. Trautwein*, P. Maia*, E. Liman*, L. Nichols n, K. Schwenk*, P. Breslin*, R. Dunn n

author keywords: sour; evolution; taste; acidity; fermentation
MeSH headings : Animals; Humans; Phylogeny; Taste
TL;DR: Why sour taste evolved, why it might have persisted as vertebrates made the transition to land and what factors might have favoured the preference for sour-tasting, acidic foods, particularly in hominins, such as humans are considered. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 21, 2022

2022 journal article

The global distribution of known and undiscovered ant biodiversity

SCIENCE ADVANCES, 8(31).

MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / physiology; Biodiversity; Ecosystem; Invertebrates; Phylogeny; Vertebrates
TL;DR: It is found that ants and different vertebrate groups have distinct features in their patterns of richness and rarity, underscoring the need to consider a diversity of taxa in conservation and raising confidence that conservation of areas important for small-ranged vertebrates will benefit invertebrates while providing a “treasure map” to guide future discovery. (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, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 22, 2022

2022 journal article

Warm and arid regions of the world are hotspots of superorganism complexity

author keywords: Formicidae; ant castes; organismic complexity; social evolution; social organization
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / genetics; Desert Climate; Neurons; Phenotype
TL;DR: It is shown that arid regions of the world are the hotspots of superorganism complexity, and the possible adaptive advantages that worker polymorphism provides in arid environments are discussed. (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: February 21, 2022

2021 journal article

A Pilot Study on Baseline Fungi and Moisture Indicator Fungi in Danish Homes

JOURNAL OF FUNGI, 7(2).

By: B. Andersen*, J. Frisvad*, R. Dunn n & U. Thrane*

author keywords: Aspergillus; Cladosporium; Penicillium; ITS1 sequencing; DG18; V8; baseline spora; building mycobiota; indoor fungi
TL;DR: The results show that ITS sequencing of dust samples is adequate if supported by thorough building inspections and that food products play as large a role in the composition of the baseline spora as the outdoor air and surrounding vegetation. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 22, 2021

2021 book

A natural history of the future : what the laws of biology tell us about the destiny of the human species

New York: Basic Books.

By: R. Dunn

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: January 25, 2022

2021 journal article

A review of clothing microbiology: the history of clothing and the role of microbes in textiles

BIOLOGY LETTERS, 17(1).

By: D. Sanders n, A. Grunden n & R. Dunn n

author keywords: clothing microbiology; textiles; fibres; degradation; microbes in clothing; microbiome
MeSH headings : Clothing; Humans; Laundering; Microbiota; Textiles
TL;DR: The history of clothing and the evolution of textiles, what is and is not known about microbial persistence on and degradation of various fibres, and what opportunities for the industrial and environmental application of clothing microbiology exist for the future are discussed. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 15, 2021

2021 journal article

A review of sourdough starters: ecology, practices, and sensory quality with applications for baking and recommendations for future research

PEERJ, 5.

author keywords: Sourdough; Ecology; Artisanal; Baking; Sensory; Bread; Bacteria; Yeast; Fermentation
TL;DR: This review highlights what is currently known about the microbial ecosystem of sourdough, methods of maintaining Sourdough (analogous to land management) on the path to bread production, and factors that influence the sensory qualities of the final baked product. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: June 10, 2021

2021 journal article

Abundance of spring- and winter-active arthropods declines with warming

ECOSPHERE, 12(4).

author keywords: abundance declines; arthropods; climate change; global warming; insects; seasonality
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: June 10, 2021

2021 journal article

Ancient and modem genomes unravel the evolutionary history of the rhinoceros family

CELL, 184(19), 4874-+.

By: S. Liu*, M. Westbury*, N. Dussex, K. Mitchell*, M. Sinding*, P. Heintzman, D. Duchene, J. Kapp* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Demography; Evolution, Molecular; Gene Flow; Genetic Variation; Genome; Geography; Heterozygote; Homozygote; Host Specificity; Markov Chains; Mutation / genetics; Perissodactyla / genetics; Phylogeny; Species Specificity; Time Factors
TL;DR: It is suggested that while low genetic diversity is a long-term feature of the Rhinocerotidae, it has been particularly exacerbated recently, likely reflecting recent anthropogenic-driven population declines. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 26, 2021

2021 monograph

Delicious

By: R. Dunn* & M. Sanchez

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Source: Crossref
Added: January 23, 2022

2021 journal article

Detecting flying insects using car nets and DNA metabarcoding

BIOLOGY LETTERS, 17(3).

author keywords: insect diversity; mass collected insects; DNA metabarcoding; COI; car nets; citizen science
MeSH headings : Animals; Automobiles; Biodiversity; DNA; DNA Barcoding, Taxonomic; Diptera / genetics; Humans; Insecta
TL;DR: This study demonstrates how nets mounted on rooftops of cars (car nets) and DNA metabarcoding can be applied to sample flying insect richness and diversity across large spatial scales within a limited time period, but may be, like other methods, biased towards certain insect orders. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
14. Life Below Water (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 10, 2021

2021 article

Disentangling host-microbiota complexity through hologenomics

Alberdi, A., Andersen, S. B., Limborg, M. T., Dunn, R. R., & Gilbert, M. T. P. (2021, October 21). NATURE REVIEWS GENETICS, Vol. 10.

MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; Microbiota / genetics
TL;DR: Key considerations for designing optimal hologenomic studies are discussed and important biological questions that these studies can address are outlined. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 8, 2021

2021 journal article

Dispatches from life's blurry boundaries Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive Carl Zimmer Dutton, 2021. 368 pp.

Science, 371(6534), 1113–1113.

By: R. Dunn n

TL;DR: Carl Zimmer's Life's Edge is a book that is as much about what scientists have so far failed to understand as what they have come to understand. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: April 19, 2021

2021 journal article

Global Patterns and Climatic Controls of Dust-Associated Microbial Communities

MICROBIOLOGY SPECTRUM, 9(2).

By: Y. Chen*, M. Gebert*, S. Faith*, R. Dunn n, N. Fierer* & A. Barberan*

author keywords: aerobiology; allergens; climate change; dust microbiomes
MeSH headings : Aerosols / analysis; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Bacteria / isolation & purification; Climate; Dust / analysis; Ecosystem; Fungi / classification; Fungi / genetics; Fungi / isolation & purification; Microbiota; Phylogeny; Soil Microbiology
TL;DR: This work provides the first insight into the global determinants of dust-associated microorganisms by quantifying the environmental factors shaping bacterial and fungal community composition in 467 outdoor settled dust samples collected from 33 countries and 6 continents. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 20, 2021

2021 journal article

Inclusion in citizen science: The conundrum of rebranding

Science, 372(6549), 1386–1388.

By: C. Cooper*, C. Hawn, L. Larson*, J. Parrish, G. Bowser, D. Cavalier, R. Dunn*, M. Haklay ...

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
10. Reduced Inequalities (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: July 27, 2021

2021 journal article

Long-term trends in the occupancy of ants revealed through use of multi-sourced datasets

Biology Letters, 17(10).

author keywords: Bayesian occupancy modelling; citizen science; Denmark; Formicidae; museum data
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants; Bayes Theorem; Biodiversity; Ecosystem
TL;DR: This work combines participatory science data and museum records to understand long-term changes in occupancy for 29 ant species in Denmark over 119 years and considers how trends may have been influenced by life-history and habitat changes. (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, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: November 1, 2021

2021 report

Methods for the production of fermented beverages and other fermentation products

(US Patent No. US11008539B2).

By: J. Sheppard, R. Dunn & A. Madden

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: January 25, 2022

2021 journal article

Microbial composition differs between production systems and is associated with growth performance and carcass quality in pigs

ANIMAL MICROBIOME, 3(1).

By: C. Maltecca n, R. Dunn n, Y. He n, N. McNulty, C. Schillebeeckx, C. Schwab*, C. Shull, J. Fix n, F. Tiezzi*

Contributors: F. Tiezzi*

author keywords: Microbiome; Microbial diversity; Growth; Host genetics; Production system; Carcass quality; Swine
TL;DR: A first characterization of microbial communities' value throughout the pork production systems is provided, providing information for incorporating microbial composition into the selection process in the quest for affordable and sustainable protein production in swine. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 29, 2021

2021 journal article

Motivation and support services in citizen science insect monitoring: A cross-country study

BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 263.

author keywords: Citizen science; Monitoring; Motives; Engagement; Insects; Cross-country comparison
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 20, 2021

2021 content posted

Phylogeography and population genetics of a widespread cold-adapted ant, Prenolepis imparis

By: M. Tonione*, K. Bi*, R. Dunn n, A. Lucky* & N. Tsutsui*

TL;DR: High support for five major geographic lineages and lack of evidence of contemporary gene flow indicate in situ diversification across the species’ range, probably influenced by glacial cycles of the late Quaternary. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 25, 2022

2021 journal article

Structure and Functional Attributes of Bacterial Communities in Premise Plumbing Across the United States

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 55(20), 14105–14114.

By: T. Webster*, A. McFarland*, M. Gebert*, A. Oliverio*, L. Nichols n, R. Dunn n, E. Hartmann*, N. Fierer*

author keywords: microbial ecology; premise plumbing; drinking water; metagenomics; water supply
MeSH headings : Drinking Water; Humans; Mycobacterium; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sanitary Engineering; United States; Water Microbiology
TL;DR: The results highlight the broad diversity of bacteria found in premise plumbing across the United States and the role of the water source and treatment in shaping the microbial community structure and functional potential. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 8, 2021

2021 journal article

Structure of Chimpanzee Gut Microbiomes across Tropical Africa

MSYSTEMS, 6(3).

By: C. Mesquita*, L. Nichols n, M. Gebert*, C. Vanderburgh*, G. Bocksberger*, J. Lester*, A. Kalan*, P. Dieguez* ...

author keywords: prokaryotes; parasites; diet; tools; host genetics; climate
TL;DR: There was a high degree of regional specificity in the microbiome composition, which was associated with host genetics, available plant foods, and potentially with cultural differences in tool use, which affect diet. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: November 8, 2021

2021 journal article

Sugar‐seeking insects as a source of diverse bread‐making yeasts with enhanced attributes

Yeast, 39(1-2), 108–127.

By: A. Madden n, C. Lahue n, C. Gordy n, J. Little n, L. Nichols n, M. Calvert n, R. Dunn n, C. Smukowski Heil n

author keywords: baking; bioprospecting; bread; Lachancea; non-conventional yeasts; Saccharomyces
MeSH headings : Animals; Bread; Fermentation; Insecta; Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics; Saccharomyces cerevisiae / metabolism; Sugars / metabolism; Yeasts
TL;DR: The results suggest that non‐conventional yeasts have high potential for baking and, more generally, showcase the success of bioprospecting in insects for identifying yeasts relevant for industrial uses. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: November 17, 2021

2021 journal article

The diversity and function of sourdough starter microbiomes

ELife, 10.

By: E. Landis*, A. Oliverio*, E. McKenney n, L. Nichols n, N. Kfoury*, M. Biango-Daniels*, L. Shell n, A. Madden n ...

Contributors: E. Landis*, A. Oliverio*, E. McKenney n, L. Nichols n, N. Kfoury*, M. Biango-Daniels*, L. Shell n, A. Madden n ...

MeSH headings : Acetic Acid / metabolism; Bacteria / metabolism; Bread / microbiology; Food Microbiology; Microbiota
TL;DR: The extent of microbial diversity in an ancient fermented food across diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds is revealed and strong co-occurrence patterns observed in situ and recreated in vitro demonstrate that microbial interactions shape sourdough community structure. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: January 26, 2021

2021 article

The toughest animals of the Earth versus global warming: Effects of long-term experimental warming on tardigrade community structure of a temperate deciduous forest

Vecchi, M., Kossi Adakpo, L., Dunn, R. R., Nichols, L. M., Penick, C. A., Sanders, N. J., … Guidetti, R. (2021, June 29). ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, Vol. 6.

By: M. Vecchi*, L. Kossi Adakpo*, R. Dunn n, L. Nichols n, C. Penick*, N. Sanders*, L. Rebecchi*, R. Guidetti*

author keywords: climate change; experimental; global warming; Tardigrades; water bears
TL;DR: Results are in line with previous experimental studies, indicating that tardigrades may not be directly affected by ongoing global warming, possibly due to their thermotolerance and cryptobiotic abilities to avoid negative effects of stressful temperatures, and the buffering effect on temperature of the soil litter substrate. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
14. Life Below Water (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: July 12, 2021

2021 article

Toward a Global Ecology of Fermented Foods

Dunn, R. R., Wilson, J., Nichols, L. M., & Gavin, M. C. (2021, August 1). CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY, Vol. 8.

By: R. Dunn*, J. Wilson*, L. Nichols* & M. Gavin

TL;DR: This work offers a framework for the study of the diversification of fermented foods in and among human societies and draws heavily from research on language and more generally cultural diversification. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: November 23, 2021

2021 article

Understanding the evolution of nutritive taste in animals: Insights from biological stoichiometry and nutritional geometry

Demi, L. M., Taylor, B. W., Reading, B. J., Tordoff, M. G., & Dunn, R. R. (2021, June 4). ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, Vol. 6.

By: L. Demi n, B. Taylor n, B. Reading n, M. Tordoff* & R. Dunn n

author keywords: chemoreception; gustation; homeostasis; nutritional ecology; optimal foraging
TL;DR: It is suggested that the evolution of multiple nutritive taste modalities can be predicted by identifying individual elements that are typically more concentrated in the tissues of animals than plants. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 14, 2021

2021 journal article

eDNA‐based biomonitoring at an experimental German vineyard to characterize how management regimes shape ecosystem diversity

Environmental DNA, 3(1), 70–82.

TL;DR: Analysis of metabarcoding analysis of both soil and vane trap samples revealed that the species composition was significantly differentiated by management systems for both fungal and other taxa in both sample types. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 25, 2022

2020 journal article

Antimicrobial resistance and virulence factors profile of Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli isolated from different environments exposed to anthropogenic activity

JOURNAL OF GLOBAL ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE, 22, 578–583.

By: M. Balbin n, D. Hull n, C. Guest*, L. Nichols n, R. Dunn n & S. Thakur n

author keywords: Anthropogenic areas; Whole-genome sequencing; FosA7 gene; pHN7A8 (F33:A-:B-plasmid)
TL;DR: The presence of these determinants in different anthropogenic areas suggests the need to conduct longitudinal studies for comparing the profile of pathogens across different environments and the detection of AMR determinants and virulence factors in these bacteria is significant in understanding the occurrence and even the development ofAMR. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: October 12, 2020

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, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 11, 2021

2020 article

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures

Dunn, R. (2020, May 15). SCIENCE, Vol. 368, pp. 722–722.

By: R. Dunn n

TL;DR: With his new book, Entangled Life, Merlin Sheldrake reminds the reader that one can have a similarly transcendent experience by pausing and looking down. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 15, 2020

2020 journal article

Global forensic geolocation with deep neural networks

JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY SERIES C-APPLIED STATISTICS, 69(4), 909–929.

By: N. Grantham n, B. Reich n, E. Laber n, K. Pacifici n, R. Dunn n, N. Fierer*, M. Gebert*, J. Allwood n, S. Faith n

author keywords: Citizen science; Machine learning; Microbiome; Non-homogeneous Poisson process; Spatial point pattern
TL;DR: The DeepSpace algorithm makes remarkably good point predictions; for example, when applied to the microbiomes of over 1300 dust samples collected across continental USA, more than half of geolocated predictions produced by this model fall less than 100 km from their true origin, which is a 60% reduction in error from competing geolocation methods. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 6, 2020

2020 journal article

High variability within pet foods prevents the identification of native species in pet cats’ diets using isotopic evaluation

PeerJ, 8, e8337.

By: B. McDonald n, T. Perkins n, R. Dunn n, J. McDonald*, H. Cole*, R. Feranec*, R. Kays n

author keywords: Felis catus; Carbon; Stable isotopes; Predation; Pet food; Nitrogen
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: February 10, 2020

2020 review

History and Domestication of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in Bread Baking

[Review of ]. FRONTIERS IN GENETICS, 11.

By: C. Lahue n, A. Madden*, R. Dunn n & C. Smukowski Heil n

author keywords: Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker&#8217; s yeast); bread; baking; domestication; industrial; yeast
TL;DR: The history of bread that gave rise to modern commercial baking yeast, and the genetic and genomic changes that accompanied this are explored, and genetic and phenotypic variation that has been documented in baking strains and wild strains are illustrated. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 11, 2020

2020 journal article

Influences of Ingredients and Bakers on the Bacteria and Fungi in Sourdough Starters and Bread

MSPHERE, 5(1).

By: A. Reese*, A. Madden n, M. Joossens*, G. Lacaze* & R. Dunn n

author keywords: Lactobacillus; Saccharomyces; skin microbiome; sourdough
MeSH headings : Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / metabolism; Bread / analysis; Bread / microbiology; Fermentation; Food Microbiology; Fungi / classification; Fungi / metabolism; Hand / microbiology; Humans; Hydrogen-Ion Concentration; Microbiota; Skin / microbiology; Taste
TL;DR: This work characterized the fungi and bacteria associated with the starters, bakers’ hands, and ingredients using 16S and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) rRNA gene amplicon sequencing and then measured dough acidity and bread flavor. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 17, 2020

2020 journal article

Is the insect apocalypse upon us? How to find out

Biological Conservation, 241, 108327.

author keywords: Insect declines; Biodiversity crisis; Biomass; Monitoring; Entomology
TL;DR: The challenges scientists face in documenting insect population and diversity trends, including communicating their findings, are reviewed, and research approaches needed to address these challenges are recommended. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 7, 2020

2020 journal article

Island area, not isolation, drives taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity of ants on land-bridge islands

JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, 47(8), 1627–1637.

By: Y. Zhao*, R. Dunn n, H. Zhou*, X. Si* & P. Ding*

author keywords: ants; community structure; competitive exclusion; environmental filtering; island biogeography; morphological traits; phylogeny; Thousand Island Lake
TL;DR: To explore the impact of island area and isolation on multiple dimensions of ant biodiversity (taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity) and the underlying processes of community assembly on islands. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 8, 2020

2020 journal article

Testing trade-offs and the dominance-impoverishment rule among ant communities

JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, 47(9), 1899–1909.

By: J. Sheard*, A. Nelson*, J. Berggreen*, R. Boulay*, R. Dunn n & N. Sanders*

author keywords: biogeography; competition; discovery; dominance; formicidae; resource use; thermal tolerance
TL;DR: The evidence for the dominance–impoverishment rule across a broad latitudinal gradient is examined and whether trade‐offs explain coexistence within and among ant communities is explored. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 20, 2020

2020 journal article

The Coupled Influence of Thermal Physiology and Biotic Interactions on the Distribution and Density of Ant Species along an Elevational Gradient

DIVERSITY-BASEL, 12(12).

By: L. Chick*, J. Lessard*, R. Dunn n & N. Sanders*

author keywords: ants; community structure; physiology; interactions; temperature
TL;DR: The results provide a strong test that biotic interactions drive the distributions and density of species in warm climates, but that environmental filtering predominates at colder, high-elevation sites, and suggest that the responses of species to climate change are likely to be context-dependent and more specifically, geographically-dependent. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 19, 2021

2020 review

The Future of Environmental DNA in Forensic Science

[Review of ]. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 86(2).

By: J. Allwood n, N. Fierer* & R. Dunn n

author keywords: environmental DNA; forensic science; eDNA; metabarcoding; DNA sequencing
MeSH headings : Bacteria / isolation & purification; DNA Barcoding, Taxonomic; DNA, Environmental / analysis; Forensic Sciences / instrumentation; Forensic Sciences / methods; Fungi / isolation & purification; Humans; Microbiota; Plants; Soil Microbiology
TL;DR: A critical look at the current DNA-based technologies using microbiome and environmental sample sources that are focused on the generation of some investigative tools for use in forensic science and discusses the pitfalls and contentions associated with the use of these techniques. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 3, 2020

2020 journal article

The Internal, External and Extended Microbiomes of Hominins

FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 8.

By: R. Dunn n, K. Amato*, E. Archie*, M. Arandjelovic*, A. Crittenden* & L. Nichols n

author keywords: fermentation; primates; prosocial microbes; feces; food; armpits; alcohol
TL;DR: The potential influence of microbiomes in hominin evolution is highlighted while also offering a series of hypotheses and questions with regard to evolution of human stomach acidity, the factors structuring gut microbiomes, the functional consequences of changes in armpit ecology, and whether Homo erectus was engaged in fermentation. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: March 30, 2020

2020 article

The Internal, External and Extended Microbiomes of Hominins (vol 8, 25, 2020)

Dunn, R. R., Amato, K. R., Archie, E. A., Arandjelovic, M., Crittenden, A. N., & Nichols, L. M. (2020, August 19). FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, Vol. 8.

By: R. Dunn n, K. Amato*, E. Archie*, M. Arandjelovic*, A. Crittenden* & L. Nichols n

author keywords: fermentation; primates; prosocial microbes; feces; food; armpits; alcohol
TL;DR: This paper aims to demonstrate the efforts towards in-situ applicability of EMMARM, as to provide real-time information about the response of the immune system to EMTs. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 28, 2020

2020 journal article

The small home ranges and large local ecological impacts of pet cats

Animal Conservation, 23(5), 516–523.

By: R. Kays n, R. Dunn n, A. Parsons n, B. Mcdonald n, T. Perkins*, S. Powers*, L. Shell*, J. McDonald* ...

author keywords: citizen science; domestic cats; GPS tracking; predation; urban ecology; home rage; carnivores; Felis catus
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 14, 2020

2020 journal article

Use of standardized bioinformatics for the analysis of fungal DNA signatures applied to sample provenance

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 310.

By: J. Allwood n, N. Fierer*, R. Dunn n, M. Breen n, B. Reich n, E. Laber n, J. Clifton n, N. Grantham n, S. Faith n

author keywords: Forensic microbiology; Bioinformatics; Metabarcoding; Sample provenance
MeSH headings : DNA Barcoding, Taxonomic; DNA, Fungal / chemistry; Demography; Forensic Sciences; Fungi; Humans; Reference Values; Soil
TL;DR: Investigating a small-scale approach as an adaptation of a larger metabarcoding study to develop a model for global sample provenance using fungal DNA signatures collected from dust swabs to facilitate a standardized method for consistent, reproducible sample treatment. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 26, 2020

2019 journal article

A nonparametric spatial test to identify factors that shape a microbiome

The Annals of Applied Statistics, 13(4), 2341–2362.

By: S. Singh, A. Staicu*, R. Dunn*, N. Fierer & B. Reich

author keywords: Bayesian nonparametrics; Dirichlet process; high dimensional data; spatial modeling; spike-and-slab prior; variable selection
TL;DR: A flexible Bayesian spike-and-slab variable selection model for presence-absence indicators that accounts for spatial dependence and cross-dependence between taxa while reducing dimensionality in both directions is proposed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 14, 2020

2019 journal article

Azteca ants maintain unique microbiomes across functionally distinct nest chambers

By: J. Lucas*, A. Madden n, C. Penick*, M. Epps*, P. Marting*, J. Stevens*, D. Fergus n, R. Dunn n, E. Meineke*

author keywords: Azteca; Cecropia; microbiome; microbe; myrmecophyte
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / microbiology; Ants / physiology; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / isolation & purification; Cecropia Plant; Fungi / classification; Fungi / isolation & purification; Microbiota; Reproduction
TL;DR: The results show that ants influence microbial communities inside their nests similar to studies of human homes, and unlike humans, ants limit the bacteria in their nurseries and potentially prevent the build-up of insect-infecting pathogens. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 9, 2019

2019 article

Biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships on bodies and in buildings

Dunn, R. R., Reese, A. T., & Eisenhauer, N. (2019, January). NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, Vol. 3, pp. 7–9.

By: R. Dunn n, A. Reese* & N. Eisenhauer*

MeSH headings : Built Environment; Ecosystem; Humans; Water Microbiology; Water Supply
TL;DR: How biodiversity–ecosystem function theory could apply to the authors' bodies and buildings is discussed, practical applications are outlined, and further research is called for. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 7, 2019

2019 journal article

Contemporary climatic analogs for 540 North American urban areas in the late 21st century

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 10.

By: M. Fitzpatrick* & R. Dunn n

TL;DR: Climate-analog mapping is used and it is identified that North American urban areas’ climate by the 2080’s will become similar to the contemporary climate of locations hundreds of kilometers away and mainly to the south, while many urban areas will have no modern equivalent analogs under the RCP8.5 scenario. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 25, 2019

2019 journal article

Do Bee Wings Adapt for Flight in Urban Environments?

SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST, 18(2), 183–191.

TL;DR: It is found that, although the wing morphology suggests a limited dispersal ability in Andrena barbara (Barbara's Miner), the urban landscape did not significantly explain how wing shape or size vary, suggesting that urban habitats may potentially serve an important role in bee conservation. (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, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 22, 2019

2019 journal article

Draft Aphaenogaster genomes expand our view of ant genome size variation across climate gradients

PEERJ, 7.

author keywords: Ants; Genomics; Ecology; Climate change; Evolution; Adaptation
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 25, 2019

2019 journal article

Exotic urban trees conserve similar natural enemy communities to native congeners but have fewer pests

PEERJ, 7.

By: S. Frank n, K. Backe n, C. McDaniel n, M. Green n, S. Widney n & R. Dunn n

author keywords: Urban trees; Parasitoids; Conservation; Pest management; Exotic trees; Acer spp. (maple); Quercus spp. (oaks); Natural enemies; Native trees; Scale insects (Coccoidea)
TL;DR: These native and exotic tree species could help conserve arthropod natural enemies and achieve pest management goals and Parasitoid communities were significantly different among Acer species and Quercus species due in each case to greater abundance of a single family on one native tree species. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 25, 2019

2019 journal article

Human indoor climate preferences approximate specific geographies

ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, 6(3).

By: M. Just n, L. Nichols n & R. Dunn n

author keywords: climate dissimilarity; human niche construction; human associates; thermal comfort; indoor biome
TL;DR: The geographical distribution of the global outdoor climate that is most similar to the interiors of the study homes is identified and a summarized study home indoor climate preferences are summarized. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: May 28, 2019

2019 journal article

Public questions spur the discovery of new bacterial species associated with lignin bioconversion of industrial waste

ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, 6(3).

By: S. Mathews*, M. Epps*, R. Blackburn n, M. Goshe n, A. Grunden n & R. Dunn n

author keywords: greenhouse camel cricket; hide beetle; Cedecea lapagei; lignocellulose; secretome
TL;DR: This work demonstrates a novel source of lignocellulose-degrading bacteria and introduces an effective workflow to identify bacterial enzymes for transforming industrial waste into value-added products and suggests the value of ecologically guided discovery of novel organisms. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: May 28, 2019

2019 journal article

Simplification of vector communities during suburban succession

PLOS ONE, 14(5), e0215485.

By: M. Spence Beaulieu n, K. Hopperstad n, R. Dunn n & M. Reiskind n

Ed(s): P. Leisnham

MeSH headings : Aedes / classification; Animals; Demography; Disease Vectors / classification; Housing / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Mosquito Vectors / classification; North Carolina; Social Class; Suburban Population
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that suburbanization is disrupting mosquito communities so severely that they do not recover their diversity even 100 years after the initial disturbance, which is significant for vector-borne disease transmission in highly suburbanized areas. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: June 4, 2019

2018 journal article

<strong>The Exoskeletons in our Closets: A synthesis of research from the ‘Arthropods of our Homes’ project in Raleigh, NC

Zoosymposia, 12(1), 64–68.

By: M. Leong*, M. Bertone n, K. Bayless n, R. Dunn n & M. Trautwein*

TL;DR: Research of caves inhabited by prehistoric people 26,000 years ago suggest arthropod pests already lived alongside the authors' ancestors in those caves, and arthropods are also both abundant and diverse in domestic archaeological sites from agricultural civilizations in Egypt, Israel and Europe. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 7, 2020

2018 journal article

American Gut: an Open Platform for Citizen Science Microbiome Research

MSYSTEMS, 3(3).

By: D. McDonald*, E. Hyde*, J. Debelius*, J. Morton*, A. Gonzalez*, G. Ackermann*, A. Aksenov*, B. Behsaz* ...

author keywords: citizen science; microbiome
TL;DR: The utility of the living data resource and cross-cohort comparison is demonstrated to confirm existing associations between the microbiome and psychiatric illness and to reveal the extent of microbiome change within one individual during surgery, providing a paradigm for open microbiome research and education. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 review

Antibiotic and pesticide susceptibility and the Anthropocene operating space

[Review of ]. NATURE SUSTAINABILITY, 1(11), 632–641.

By: P. Jorgensen, A. Aktipis, Z. Brown*, Y. Carriere, S. Downes, R. Dunn*, G. Epstein, G. Frisvold ...

TL;DR: Rising levels of antimicrobial and pesticide resistance increasingly undermine human health and systems for biomass production, and emphasize the sustainability challenge of preserving organisms sufficiency in the face of climate change. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: December 3, 2018

2018 review

Biodiversity and socioeconomics in the city: a review of the luxury effect

[Review of ]. BIOLOGY LETTERS, 14(5).

By: M. Leong*, R. Dunn n & M. Trautwein*

Contributors: M. Leong*, R. Dunn n & M. Trautwein*

author keywords: luxury effect; biodiversity; socioeconomics; urban ecology
MeSH headings : Animals; Biodiversity; Cities; Ecosystem; Humans; Plants; Socioeconomic Factors
TL;DR: The ecological dynamics of cities are influenced not only by geophysical and biological factors, but also by aspects of human society, and a pattern of higher biodiversity in affluent neighbourhoods has been termed ‘the luxury effect'. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Citizen Science in Schools: Students Collect Valuable Mammal Data for Science, Conservation, and Community Engagement

BioScience, 69(1), 69–79.

By: S. Schuttler*, R. Sears n, I. Orendain*, R. Khot*, D. Rubenstein*, N. Rubenstein*, R. Dunn n, E. Baird* ...

author keywords: citizen science; camera traps; mammals; education; community conservation
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: April 15, 2019

2018 journal article

Citizen science engagerer børn i naturvidenskab

MONA - Matematik- Og Naturfagsdidaktik, 2018(3), 25–40. https://tidsskrift.dk/mona/article/view/107171

By: J. Sheard, N. Quistgaard, R. Dunn & A. Tøttrup

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: November 30, 2020

2018 journal article

Collaboration: Ants, Art, and Science

AMERICAN SCIENTIST, 106(3), 156–159.

By: R. Dunn*

Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Dominance-diversity relationships in ant communities differ with invasion

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, 24(10), 4614–4625.

author keywords: ants; behavioral dominance; coexistence; dominance-impoverishment rule; global scale; invasive species; precipitation; species richness; temperature
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / physiology; Biodiversity; Climate; Ecosystem
TL;DR: It is found that the behavioral dominance–diversity relationship varies greatly, and depends on whether dominant species are native or non‐native, whether dominance is considered as occurrence or relative abundance, and on variation in mean annual temperature. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 16, 2018

2018 review

Drivers of Microbiome Biodiversity: A Review of General Rules, Feces, and Ignorance

[Review of ]. MBIO, 9(4).

By: A. Reese* & R. Dunn n

author keywords: diversity; gut; microbiome
MeSH headings : Animals; Diet; Feces / microbiology; Gastrointestinal Microbiome; Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology; Gastrointestinal Tract / physiology
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that both diet and body size affect diversity in the gut but that gut physiology (fermenter versus simple) is the most important driver. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 16, 2018

2018 journal article

Ecological Analyses of Mycobacteria in Showerhead Biofilms and Their Relevance to Human Health

MBIO, 9(5).

By: M. Gebert*, M. Delgado-Baquerizo*, A. Oliverio*, T. Webster*, L. Nichols n, J. Honda*, E. Chan*, J. Adjemian*, R. Dunn n, N. Fierer*

author keywords: Mycobacterium; NTM lung disease; nontuberculous mycobacterial infection; plumbing biofilms
MeSH headings : Biofilms / growth & development; Biota; Drinking Water / chemistry; Drinking Water / microbiology; Europe; Family Characteristics; Humans; Mycobacterium / classification; Mycobacterium / growth & development; Mycobacterium / isolation & purification; Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / epidemiology; Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / transmission; Prevalence; Topography, Medical; United States
TL;DR: The genus Mycobacterium was consistently the most abundant genus of bacteria detected in residential showerheads, and yet mycobacterial diversity and abundances were highly variable, knowledge that advances the understanding of NTM transmission dynamics and the development of strategies to reduce exposures to these emerging pathogens is advanced. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: November 26, 2018

2018 journal article

Ecology of sleeping: the microbial and arthropod associates of chimpanzee beds

ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, 5(5).

By: M. Thoemmes n, F. Stewart*, R. Hernandez-Aguilar*, M. Bertone n, D. Baltzegar n, R. Borski n, N. Cohen*, K. Coyle n, A. Piel*, R. Dunn n

Contributors: M. Thoemmes n, F. Stewart*, R. Hernandez-Aguilar*, M. Bertone n, D. Baltzegar n, R. Borski n, N. Cohen*, K. Coyle n, A. Piel*, R. Dunn n

author keywords: chimpanzee; nest; bed; microbiome; hygiene hypothesis; built environment
TL;DR: The results suggest that the life to which chimpanzees are exposed while in their beds is predominately the same as that of the surrounding environment. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 report

Expanded view of the ecological genomics of ant responses to climate change

In bioRxiv (Preprint No. 302679).

TL;DR: It is found that after controlling for both spatial autocorrelation and phylogenetics ant genome size was marginally correlated with sample site climate similarity, and minimum temperature showed the strongest correlation with genome size, suggesting that temperature extremes could be a selective force acting on ant genomes. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 30, 2020

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, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 review

Getting ahead of the curve: cities as surrogates for global change

By: E. Lahr n, R. Dunn n & S. Frank n

Contributors: E. Lahr n, R. Dunn n & S. Frank n

author keywords: city; global change; multi-trophic interactions; urban; warming
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Biological; Animals; Arthropods / physiology; Cities; Climate Change; Plant Physiological Phenomena; Urbanization
TL;DR: Insights gained from cities are reviewed, with a focus on plants and arthropods, and how urban findings agree or disagree with experimental predictions and historical data, to achieve the goal of using urban species responses to predict broader regional- and ecosystem-level patterns in the future. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Habitat disturbance selects against both small and large species across varying climates

ECOGRAPHY, 41(7), 1184–1193.

By: H. Gibb*, N. Sanders*, R. Dunn n, X. Arnan*, H. Vasconcelos*, D. Donoso*, A. Andersen*, R. Silva* ...

Contributors: H. Gibb*, N. Sanders*, R. Dunn n, X. Arnan*, H. Vasconcelos*, D. Donoso*, A. Andersen*, R. Silva* ...

TL;DR: The results indicate that temperature, precipitation and disturbance have differing effects on the body size distributions of local communities, with no evidence of synergistic interactions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Homogenizing an urban habitat mosaic: arthropod diversity declines in New York City parks after Super Storm Sandy

ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 28(1), 225–236.

By: A. Savage*, E. Youngsteadt n, A. Ernst*, S. Powers*, R. Dunn n & S. Frank n

Contributors: A. Savage*, E. Youngsteadt n, A. Ernst*, S. Powers*, R. Dunn n & S. Frank n

author keywords: biotic homogenization; disturbance adapted; diversity; extreme weather; hurricane; New York City; Super Storm Sandy; tipping point; urban ecology
MeSH headings : Animals; Arthropods; Biodiversity; Cyclonic Storms; New York City; Parks, Recreational; Stress, Physiological; Urbanization
TL;DR: The results suggest that the species that survive in high stress environments are likely to be the ones that thrive in response to acute disturbance, which may lead to diversity loss in cities, potentially leading entire urban landscapes to mirror the reduced diversity of street medians. (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
Added: August 6, 2018

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

2018 article

Leveraging natural capital to solve the shared education and conservation crisis

Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., & Dunn, R. R. (2018, April). CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, Vol. 32, pp. 490–492.

By: K. Stevenson n, M. Peterson n & R. Dunn n

Contributors: K. Stevenson n, M. Peterson n & R. Dunn n

MeSH headings : Conservation of Natural Resources; Ecosystem
TL;DR: This paper argues that conservation and education have shared problems, and it is argued they have shared solutions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 review

Macroecology to Unite All Life, Large and Small

[Review of ]. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 33(10), 731–744.

By: A. Shade, R. Dunn n, S. Blowes*, P. Keil*, B. Bohannan*, M. Herrmann*, K. Kusel*, J. Lennon* ...

Contributors: A. Shade, R. Dunn n, S. Blowes*, P. Keil*, B. Bohannan*, M. Herrmann*, K. Küsel*, J. Lennon* ...

MeSH headings : Biodiversity; Ecology / classification; Ecology / methods
TL;DR: It is argued that it is time to bridge the gap in microbial ecology and macroecology, as they share a common currency of species and individuals, and a common goal of understanding the causes and consequences of changes in biodiversity. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 5, 2018

2018 journal article

Microbial nitrogen limitation in the mammalian large intestine

NATURE MICROBIOLOGY, 3(12), 1441–1450.

By: A. Reese*, F. Pereira*, A. Schintlmeister*, D. Berry*, M. Wagner*, L. Hale*, A. Wu*, S. Jiang* ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Bacteria / isolation & purification; Bacteria / metabolism; Carbon / metabolism; Diet; Dietary Proteins; Feces / microbiology; Gastrointestinal Microbiome / physiology; Host Microbial Interactions / physiology; Intestine, Large / metabolism; Intestine, Large / microbiology; Mammals / microbiology; Mice; Nitrogen / metabolism; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Symbiosis
TL;DR: Faecal carbon:nitrogen measurements and manipulation of nitrogen availability via diet and host secretions in a murine model suggest that intestinal nitrogen limitation occurs due to host absorption and microbial use, leading to benefits for specific taxa. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 10, 2018

2018 book

Never home alone: from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live

New York: Basic Books.

By: R. Dunn

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: November 30, 2020

2018 journal article

The ecology of insect–yeast relationships and its relevance to human industry

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1875), 20172733.

By: A. Madden n, M. Epps*, T. Fukami*, R. Irwin n, J. Sheppard n, D. Sorger n, R. Dunn n

Contributors: A. Madden n, M. Epps*, T. Fukami*, R. Irwin n, J. Sheppard n, D. Sorger n, R. Dunn n

author keywords: diffuse mutualism; dispersal; Ascomycota
MeSH headings : Animals; Ascomycota / physiology; Biological Evolution; Ecosystem; Food Industry; Humans; Insecta / microbiology; Plant Nectar / metabolism; Symbiosis
TL;DR: This work proposes a ‘dispersal–encounter hypothesis' whereby yeasts are dispersed by insects between ephemeral, spatially disparate sugar resources, and insects, in turn, obtain the benefits of an honest signal from yeasts for the sugar resources. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

The ecosystem services of animal microbiomes

MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 27(8), 2164–2172.

By: E. McKenney n, K. Koelle*, R. Dunn n & A. Yoder*

Contributors: E. McKenney n, K. Koelle*, R. Dunn n & A. Yoder*

author keywords: ecosystem services; host-microbiome; microbial ecology; microbiome
MeSH headings : Biological Evolution; Ecology; Ecosystem; Host Microbial Interactions / genetics; Microbiota / genetics
TL;DR: It is argued that ecosystem services are a useful framework with which to consider the value of microbes to their hosts, providing a context from which to develop new hypotheses and to evaluate microbial functions in future studies and novel systems. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

The role of citizen science in addressing grand challenges in food and agriculture research

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1891), 20181977.

By: S. Ryan*, N. Adamson*, A. Aktipis*, L. Andersen*, R. Austin*, L. Barnes, M. Beasley, K. Bedell* ...

Contributors: S. Ryan*, N. Adamson*, A. Aktipis*, L. Andersen*, R. Austin*, L. Barnes, M. Beasley, K. Bedell* ...

author keywords: citizen science; agriculture; grand challenges; sustainable development goals; extension; food science
MeSH headings : Agriculture / standards; Agriculture / trends; Community Participation; Food; Research / standards; Research / trends; United States
TL;DR: It is argued there is no better time to foster greater collaboration between these fields given the trend of shrinking Extension programmes, the increasing need to apply innovative solutions to address rising demands on agricultural systems, and the exponential growth of the field of citizen science. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 18, 2019

2018 journal article

Urbanization disrupts latitude-size rule in 17-year cicadas

ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 8(5), 2534–2541.

By: D. Beasley n, C. Penick n, N. Boateng n, H. Menninger* & R. Dunn n

Contributors: D. Beasley n, C. Penick n, N. Boateng n, H. Menninger* & R. Dunn n

author keywords: Bergmann's rule; citizen science; fluctuating asymmetry; geometric morphometrics; periodical cicada; urban ecology
TL;DR: This is the first evidence that urbanization disrupts biogeographical trends in body size, and this pattern highlights how the effects of urbanization may differ over a species’ range. (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
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Variation in photosynthesis and stomatal conductance among red maple (Acer rubrum) urban planted cultivars and wildtype trees in the southeastern United States

PLOS ONE, 13(5).

By: E. Lahr n, R. Dunn n & S. Frank n

Contributors: E. Lahr n, R. Dunn n & S. Frank n

MeSH headings : Acer / physiology; Agriculture; Cities; Environment; Photosynthesis; Plant Stomata / physiology; Seasons; Southeastern United States; Trees / physiology
TL;DR: The results suggest that wildtype trees should be considered for some urban locations, and the study is valuable in demonstrating how site type and tree type can inform tree planting strategies and improve long-term urban forest sustainability. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Variation in range size and dispersal capabilities of microbial taxa

ECOLOGY, 99(2), 322–334.

Contributors: M. Choudoir*, A. Barberán*, H. Menninger n, R. Dunn n & N. Fierer*

author keywords: biogeography; dispersal; dust-associated microbes; geographic range size; microbial dispersal; microbiology
MeSH headings : Animals; Archaea; Bacteria / classification; Ecosystem; Plants
TL;DR: Most microorganisms have small ranges and few have large ranges, a pattern similar to the range size distributions commonly observed for macrobes, which provides insight into the factors shaping patterns of microbial biogeography. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

author keywords: abundance; ants; database; disturbance; Formicidae; geo-referenced; habitat; local assemblage; ccurrence; pitfall trap; Winkler trap
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / classification; Ants / physiology; Databases, Factual; Ecology; Ecosystem
TL;DR: Comprehensive species abundance data of more than 2,693 species and 7,953 morphospecies from local assemblages collected at 4,212 locations around the world is presented to test relationships between assemblage structure and environmental and biogeographic factors. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

A longitudinal study of human milk composition in the second year postpartum: implications for human milk banking

MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION, 13(1).

author keywords: human milk; milk banking; lactation; pasteurized donor milk
MeSH headings : Calcium / analysis; Dietary Fats / analysis; Female; Humans; Immunoglobulin A / analysis; Iron / analysis; Lactation; Lactoferrin / analysis; Lactose / analysis; Longitudinal Studies; Milk Banks; Milk Proteins / analysis; Milk, Human / chemistry; Muramidase / analysis; North Carolina; Oligosaccharides / analysis; Postpartum Period; Potassium / analysis; Time Factors; Zinc / analysis
TL;DR: Human milk in the second year postpartum contained significantly higher concentrations of total protein, lactoferrin, lysozyme and Immunoglobulin A, than milk bank samples, and significantly lower concentrations of zinc, calcium, iron and oligosaccharides. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Beyond thermal limits: comprehensive metrics of performance identify key axes of thermal adaptation in ants

FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, 31(5), 1091–1100.

By: C. Penick n, S. Diamond*, N. Sanders* & R. Dunn n

Contributors: C. Penick n, S. Diamond*, N. Sanders* & R. Dunn n

author keywords: climate change; critical thermal limits; development; phenology; social insects; thermal adaptation
TL;DR: The relationships between CTmax, thermal requirements of brood, and seasonal activity suggest two main strategies for growth and development in changing thermal environments: one where ants forage at higher temperatures over a short activity season, and another where antsForage at lower temperatures for an extended activity season. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 book

Dr. Eleanor's book of common ants of Chicago

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

By: E. Spicer Rice, A. Wild & R. Dunn

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

2017 journal article

Experimental winter warming modifies thermal performance and primes acorn ants for warm weather

Journal of Insect Physiology, 100, 77–81.

By: H. MacLean*, C. Penick n, R. Dunn n & S. Diamond*

Contributors: H. MacLean*, C. Penick n, R. Dunn n & S. Diamond*

author keywords: Climate change; Experimental climate warming; Running speed; Ants; Phenotypic plasticity
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / physiology; Climate Change; Hot Temperature; Motor Activity; Random Allocation; Seasons; Weather
TL;DR: Evidence that overwintering temperatures can substantially influence organismal performance is provided, and it is suggested that organismal responses to environmental changes in temperature cannot be ignored when forecasting organismal behaviours. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

GlobalAnts: a new database on the geography of ant traits (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

INSECT CONSERVATION AND DIVERSITY, 10(1), 5–20.

author keywords: Assemblages; ecology; functional trait; morphology; online database
TL;DR: The GlobalAnts database represents a significant tool for ecology in that it contributes to a global archive of ant traits (morphology, ecology and life history) which complements existing ant databases and promotes a trait‐based approach in ant and other insect ecology through a broad set of standardised traits. (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

2017 journal article

Heat tolerance predicts the importance of species interaction effects as the climate changes

INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, 57(1), 112–120.

By: S. Diamond*, L. Chick*, C. Penick n, L. Nichols n, S. Cahan*, R. Dunn n, A. Ellison*, N. Sandersk, N. Gotelli*

Contributors: S. Diamond*, L. Chick*, C. Penick n, L. Nichols n, S. Cahan*, R. Dunn n, A. Ellison*, N. Sanders*, N. Gotelli*

MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / physiology; Climate Change; Ecosystem; Forests; Hot Temperature; North America; Species Specificity; Thermotolerance / physiology
TL;DR: Overall, mixed support is found for the importance of negative species interactions (competition), but it is found that the magnitude of these interaction effects was predictable based on the heat tolerance of the focal species. (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

2017 journal article

Higher immunocompetence is associated with higher genetic diversity in feral honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera)

CONSERVATION GENETICS, 18(3), 659–666.

By: M. Lopez-Uribe n, R. Appler n, E. Youngsteadt n, R. Dunn n, S. Frank n & D. Tarpy n

Contributors: M. López-Uribe n, R. Appler n, E. Youngsteadt n, R. Dunn n, S. Frank n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Microsatellites; Antimicrobial peptides; Defensin; Hymenoptaecin; Management
TL;DR: It is hypothesized that high genetic variability provides the raw material upon which natural selection acts and generates adaptive genotypes in unmanaged populations and that feral populations could be useful sources of genetic variation to use in breeding programs that aim to improve honey bee health. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

Indoor arthropod communities and distributions in U.S. homes

In M. P. Davies, C. Pfeiffer, & W. H. Robinson (Eds.), 9th International conference on urban pests (pp. 17–23).

By: M. Bertone, M. Leong, K. Bayless & M. Trautwein

Ed(s): M. Davies, C. Pfeiffer & W. Robinson

Event: 9th International Conference on Urban Pests at Birmingham, England, United Kingdom on July 9-12, 2017

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: November 30, 2020

2017 book

Never out of season: How having the food we want when we want it threatens our food supply and our future

New York: Little Brown Books.

By: R. Dunn

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: November 30, 2020

2017 journal article

Process-based modelling shows how climate and demography shape language diversity

GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, 26(5), 584–591.

author keywords: Culture; language diversity; macroecology; simulation modelling
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Radiocarbon analysis reveals expanded diet breadth associates with the invasion of a predatory ant

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7(1).

Contributors: W. Suehiro*, F. Hyodo*, H. Tanaka*, C. Himuro*, T. Yokoi*, S. Dobata*, B. Guénard*, R. Dunn n ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Ants; Diet; Ecology; Ecosystem; Herbivory; Introduced Species; Radiometric Dating
TL;DR: It is suggested that in the introduced range B. chinensis remains a termite predator but also feeds on other consumer invertebrates with younger diet ages such as herbivorous insects. (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

2017 journal article

Responses of arthropod populations to warming depend on latitude: evidence from urban heat islands

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, 23(4), 1436–1447.

By: E. Youngsteadt n, A. Ernst n, R. Dunn n & S. Frank n

Contributors: E. Youngsteadt n, A. Ernst n, R. Dunn n & S. Frank n

author keywords: arthropods; climate change; ectotherms; global warming; latitude; thermal tolerance; urban heat island; urbanization
MeSH headings : Animals; Arthropods; Cities; Climate Change; Hot Temperature; Islands; New York City; Population Dynamics; Temperature
TL;DR: Patterns of family responses to warming were consistent with predictions based on known latitudinal patterns in arthropod physiology relative to regional climate, and heterogeneous responses in midlatitudes may be ecologically disruptive if interacting taxa respond oppositely to warming. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

The Global Ant Genomics Alliance (GAGA)

Myrmecological News, 25, 61–66. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85039766464&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: J. Boomsma, S. Brady, R. Dunn, J. Gadau, J. Heinze, L. Keller, C. Moreau, N. Sanders ...

Contributors: J. Boomsma, S. Brady, R. Dunn, J. Gadau, J. Heinze, L. Keller, C. Moreau, N. Sanders ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 article

The Global Synanthrome Project: A Call for an Exhaustive Study of Human Associates

Dunn, R. R., Nunn, C. L., & Horvath, J. E. (2017, January). TRENDS IN PARASITOLOGY, Vol. 33, pp. 4–7.

By: R. Dunn n, C. Nunn* & J. Horvath*

Contributors: R. Dunn n, C. Nunn* & J. Horvath*

MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; Ecosystem; Genomics; Humans; Symbiosis
TL;DR: It is proposed that the time is now here for The Global Synanthrome Project to describe all of the authors' interacting species and how they have changed through time and across space. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

The Habitats Humans Provide: Factors affecting the diversity and composition of arthropods in houses

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7(1).

By: M. Leong*, M. Bertone n, A. Savage*, K. Bayless n, R. Dunn n & M. Trautwein*

Contributors: M. Leong*, M. Bertone n, A. Savage*, K. Bayless n, R. Dunn n & M. Trautwein*

MeSH headings : Animals; Arthropods / physiology; Biodiversity; Ecosystem; United States
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

The neglected geography of human pathogens and diseases

Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1(7).

By: A. Stensgaard*, R. Dunn n, B. Vennervald* & C. Rahbek*

Contributors: A. Stensgaard*, R. Dunn n, B. Vennervald* & C. Rahbek*

TL;DR: The neglected geography of human pathogens and diseases is illustrated by comparison of the spatial grain of the data used to map the global patterns of bird richness with maps of potential human pathogen richness based on the most-comprehensive, published global data currently available. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Crossref, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 24, 2020

2017 journal article

What's in Your School Yard? Using Citizen Science Wildlife Cameras to Conduct Authentic Scientific Investigations

Science Scope, 041(01).

By: S. Schuttler, D. Glenn, C. Belair, J. Hohm, D. Humphries, D. Pasion, R. Dunn n, R. Kays n

Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 7, 2020

2016 journal article

Arthropods of the great indoors: characterizing diversity inside urban and suburban homes

PeerJ, 4(1), e1582.

By: M. Bertone n, M. Leong*, K. Bayless n, T. Malow*, R. Dunn n & M. Trautwein*

Contributors: M. Bertone n, M. Leong*, K. Bayless n, T. Malow*, R. Dunn n & M. Trautwein*

author keywords: Indoor biome; Urban entomology; Entomology; Arthropod; Houses
TL;DR: High diversity was discovered, with a conservative estimate range of 32–211 morphospecies, and 24–128 distinct arthropod families per house, and some of the most frequently found arthropods in houses are unfamiliar to the general public despite their ubiquity. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
14. Life Below Water (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Biodiversity gradients in obligate symbiotic organisms: exploring the diversity and traits of lichen propagules across the United States

Journal of Biogeography, 43(8), 1667–1678.

author keywords: diversity; fungi; latitudinal diversity gradient; microbial dispersal; symbiotic; trait; urbanization
TL;DR: This work presents the first quantitative assessment of how spatial and environmental variables shape the abundance and distribution of obligate symbiotic organisms across nearly an entire subcontinent, using lichen propagules as an example. (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

2016 journal article

Climatic warming destabilizes forest ant communities

Science Advances, 2(10), e1600842.

By: S. Diamond*, L. Nichols n, S. Pelini*, C. Penick n, G. Barber*, S. Cahan*, R. Dunn n, A. Ellison*, N. Sanders*, N. Gotelli*

Contributors: S. Diamond*, L. Nichols n, S. Pelini*, C. Penick n, G. Barber*, S. Cahan*, R. Dunn n, A. Ellison*, N. Sanders*, N. Gotelli*

MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / physiology; Forests; Global Warming; North America
TL;DR: It is shown that the AMOC collapses 300 years after the atmospheric CO2 concentration is abruptly doubled from the 1990 level, highlighting the need to develop dynamical metrics to constrain models and the importance of reducing model biases in long-term climate projection. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Democratizing evolutionary biology, lessons from insects

Current Opinion in Insect Science, 18, 89–92.

By: R. Dunn n & D. Beasley*

Contributors: R. Dunn n & D. Beasley*

MeSH headings : Animals; Biology / trends; Community Participation; Computational Biology / trends; Humans; Insecta; Research / trends
TL;DR: This review highlights how insect-based citizen science has led to the expansion of specimen collections and reframed research questions in light of new observations and unexpected discoveries. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Diversity and evolution of the primate skin microbiome

By: S. Council*, A. Savage*, J. Urban*, M. Ehlers*, J. Skene*, M. Platt*, R. Dunn n, J. Horvath*

Contributors: S. Council*, A. Savage*, J. Urban*, M. Ehlers*, J. Pate Skene*, M. Platt*, R. Dunn n, J. Horvath*