David R Nash

Summary

Affiliation: University of Copenhagen
Country: Denmark

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A mosaic of chemical coevolution in a large blue butterfly
    David R Nash
    Institute of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Science 319:88-90. 2008
  2. pmc Testing the adjustable threshold model for intruder recognition on Myrmica ants in the context of a social parasite
    Matthias A Fürst
    Centre for Social Evolution, Animal Behaviour Group, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Biol Sci 279:516-22. 2012
  3. pmc Reconstructing eight decades of genetic variation in an isolated Danish population of the large blue butterfly Maculinea arion
    Line V Ugelvig
    Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Evol Biol 11:201. 2011
  4. pmc Regulation and specificity of antifungal metapleural gland secretion in leaf-cutting ants
    Sze Huei Yek
    Department of Biology, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4215-22. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Immune defense in leaf-cutting ants: a cross-fostering approach
    Sophie A O Armitage
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Evolution 65:1791-9. 2011
  6. pmc Prudent sperm use by leaf-cutter ant queens
    Susanne P A den Boer
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3945-53. 2009
  7. pmc The evolution of invasiveness in garden ants
    Sylvia Cremer
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 3:e3838. 2008
  8. pmc Host ant independent oviposition in the parasitic butterfly Maculinea alcon
    Matthias A Fürst
    Department of Biology, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Biol Lett 6:174-6. 2010
  9. pmc The adaptive significance of inquiline parasite workers
    Seirian Sumner
    Department of Population Ecology, Zoological Institute, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1315-22. 2003
  10. pmc Process rather than pattern: finding pine needles in the coevolutionary haystack
    David R Nash
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Biol 7:14. 2008

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Publications11

  1. doi request reprint A mosaic of chemical coevolution in a large blue butterfly
    David R Nash
    Institute of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Science 319:88-90. 2008
    ..Alternative hosts may therefore provide an evolutionary refuge for a parasite during periods of counteradaptation by their preferred hosts...
  2. pmc Testing the adjustable threshold model for intruder recognition on Myrmica ants in the context of a social parasite
    Matthias A Fürst
    Centre for Social Evolution, Animal Behaviour Group, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Biol Sci 279:516-22. 2012
    ..Our results confirm all these predictions, supporting flexible aggression behaviour in Myrmica ants depending on context...
  3. pmc Reconstructing eight decades of genetic variation in an isolated Danish population of the large blue butterfly Maculinea arion
    Line V Ugelvig
    Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Evol Biol 11:201. 2011
    ..Using non-destructive sampling, we investigated the genetic diversity of the last extant population of M. arion in Denmark, which experienced critically low numbers in the 1980s...
  4. pmc Regulation and specificity of antifungal metapleural gland secretion in leaf-cutting ants
    Sze Huei Yek
    Department of Biology, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4215-22. 2012
    ..We conclude that the MG defence system of leaf-cutting ants has characteristics reminiscent of an additional cuticular immune system, with specific and non-specific components, of which some are constitutive and others induced...
  5. doi request reprint Immune defense in leaf-cutting ants: a cross-fostering approach
    Sophie A O Armitage
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Evolution 65:1791-9. 2011
    ..These results illustrate the complexity of the selection pressures that affect the expression of multilevel immune defenses...
  6. pmc Prudent sperm use by leaf-cutter ant queens
    Susanne P A den Boer
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3945-53. 2009
    ....
  7. pmc The evolution of invasiveness in garden ants
    Sylvia Cremer
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 3:e3838. 2008
    ....
  8. pmc Host ant independent oviposition in the parasitic butterfly Maculinea alcon
    Matthias A Fürst
    Department of Biology, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Biol Lett 6:174-6. 2010
    ..alcon, but support an oviposition strategy based on plant characteristics. This suggests that careful management of host-ant distribution is necessary for conservation of this endangered butterfly...
  9. pmc The adaptive significance of inquiline parasite workers
    Seirian Sumner
    Department of Population Ecology, Zoological Institute, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1315-22. 2003
    ..To our knowledge, these are the first experiments on inquiline workers and the first to provide evidence that inquiline workers have an adaptive role...
  10. pmc Process rather than pattern: finding pine needles in the coevolutionary haystack
    David R Nash
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Biol 7:14. 2008
    ..A recent experimental study of interactions between pines and mycorrhizal fungi in BMC Biology is the first to rigorously test geographical selection mosaics, one of the cornerstones of the theory...
  11. ncbi request reprint The evolution of alternative parasitic life histories in large blue butterflies
    Thomas D Als
    Department of Ecology and Genetics, University of Aarhus, Ny Munkegade, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Nature 432:386-90. 2004
    ..On the other hand, some of the predatory morphospecies exhibit considerable genetic divergence and may contain cryptic species. These findings have important implications for conservation and reintroduction efforts...