M Alex Smith

Summary

Affiliation: University of Guelph
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc A poorly known high-latitude parasitoid wasp community: unexpected diversity and dramatic changes through time
    Jose Fernandez-Triana
    Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity, Institute of Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e23719. 2011
  2. doi request reprint DNA barcoding and the taxonomy of Microgastrinae wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae): impacts after 8 years and nearly 20 000 sequences
    M Alex Smith
    Department of Integrative Biology and the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1
    Mol Ecol Resour 13:168-76. 2013
  3. pmc Wolbachia and DNA barcoding insects: patterns, potential, and problems
    M Alex Smith
    Department of Integrative Biology and the Biodiversity, Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e36514. 2012
  4. pmc Barcoding a quantified food web: crypsis, concepts, ecology and hypotheses
    M Alex Smith
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e14424. 2011
  5. pmc DNA barcoding for effective biodiversity assessment of a hyperdiverse arthropod group: the ants of Madagascar
    M Alex Smith
    Barcode of Life Initiative, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 360:1825-34. 2005
  6. pmc Extreme diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps exposed by iterative integration of natural history, DNA barcoding, morphology, and collections
    M Alex Smith
    The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:12359-64. 2008
  7. pmc DNA barcodes affirm that 16 species of apparently generalist tropical parasitoid flies (Diptera, Tachinidae) are not all generalists
    M Alex Smith
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:4967-72. 2007
  8. pmc DNA barcodes reveal cryptic host-specificity within the presumed polyphagous members of a genus of parasitoid flies (Diptera: Tachinidae)
    M Alex Smith
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:3657-62. 2006
  9. pmc Invasions, DNA barcodes, and rapid biodiversity assessment using ants of Mauritius
    M Alex Smith
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada
    Front Zool 6:31. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Molecular analysis of parasitoid linkages (MAPL): gut contents of adult parasitoid wasps reveal larval host
    Rodolphe Rougerie
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Ontario, Canada
    Mol Ecol 20:179-86. 2011

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Publications13

  1. pmc A poorly known high-latitude parasitoid wasp community: unexpected diversity and dramatic changes through time
    Jose Fernandez-Triana
    Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity, Institute of Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e23719. 2011
    ..The past five decades has clearly seen a dramatic change of species composition within the area studied coincident with rising temperature...
  2. doi request reprint DNA barcoding and the taxonomy of Microgastrinae wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae): impacts after 8 years and nearly 20 000 sequences
    M Alex Smith
    Department of Integrative Biology and the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1
    Mol Ecol Resour 13:168-76. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Wolbachia and DNA barcoding insects: patterns, potential, and problems
    M Alex Smith
    Department of Integrative Biology and the Biodiversity, Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e36514. 2012
    ..While COI is one of the five multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) genes used for categorizing Wolbachia, there is limited overlap with the eukaryotic DNA barcode region...
  4. pmc Barcoding a quantified food web: crypsis, concepts, ecology and hypotheses
    M Alex Smith
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e14424. 2011
    ..This will be most poignantly felt in food webs that have not yet been quantified. Here, more accurate and precise connections will be within the grasp of any researcher for the first time...
  5. pmc DNA barcoding for effective biodiversity assessment of a hyperdiverse arthropod group: the ants of Madagascar
    M Alex Smith
    Barcode of Life Initiative, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 360:1825-34. 2005
    ..Such high divergences highlight taxa for further detailed genetic, morphological, life history, and behavioral studies...
  6. pmc Extreme diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps exposed by iterative integration of natural history, DNA barcoding, morphology, and collections
    M Alex Smith
    The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:12359-64. 2008
    ....
  7. pmc DNA barcodes affirm that 16 species of apparently generalist tropical parasitoid flies (Diptera, Tachinidae) are not all generalists
    M Alex Smith
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:4967-72. 2007
    ....
  8. pmc DNA barcodes reveal cryptic host-specificity within the presumed polyphagous members of a genus of parasitoid flies (Diptera: Tachinidae)
    M Alex Smith
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:3657-62. 2006
    ..If general, these results will increase estimates of global species richness and imply that tropical conservation and host-parasite interactions may be more complex than expected...
  9. pmc Invasions, DNA barcodes, and rapid biodiversity assessment using ants of Mauritius
    M Alex Smith
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada
    Front Zool 6:31. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Molecular analysis of parasitoid linkages (MAPL): gut contents of adult parasitoid wasps reveal larval host
    Rodolphe Rougerie
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Ontario, Canada
    Mol Ecol 20:179-86. 2011
    ..Because of the key regulatory role of parasitoid wasps in ecosystems, which makes them the most commonly used biological control agents, MAPL will have immediate applications in both basic and applied biological sciences...
  11. pmc DNA barcoding reveals diversity of Hymenoptera and the dominance of parasitoids in a sub-arctic environment
    Julie K Stahlhut
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    BMC Ecol 13:2. 2013
    ..As a proxy for species identification, we used DNA barcoding to identify molecular operational taxonomic units (MOTUs) for 7870 Hymenoptera specimens collected near Churchill, Manitoba, from 2004 through 2010...
  12. doi request reprint DNA barcode accumulation curves for understudied taxa and areas
    M Alex Smith
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1, Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2
    Mol Ecol Resour 9:208-16. 2009
    ..We conclude that a PD analysis of standardized DNA barcodes can be a transparent and reproducible triage tool for the management and conservation of species and spaces...
  13. doi request reprint DNA BARCODING: CO1 DNA barcoding amphibians: take the chance, meet the challenge
    M Alex Smith
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Biological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119121, Russia
    Mol Ecol Resour 8:235-46. 2008
    ..A large-scale effort to barcode the amphibians of the world, using the same primary barcode region of CO1, will yield important findings for science and conservation...