Anurag A Agrawal

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Affiliation: Cornell University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Attenuation of the jasmonate burst, plant defensive traits, and resistance to specialist monarch caterpillars on shaded common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    J Chem Ecol 38:893-901. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Phylogenetic ecology of leaf surface traits in the milkweeds (Asclepias spp.): chemistry, ecophysiology, and insect behavior
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    New Phytol 183:848-67. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Community heterogeneity and the evolution of interactions between plants and insect herbivores
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University Ithaca, New York 14853 2701, USA
    Q Rev Biol 81:349-76. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Plant defense syndromes
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Ecology 87:S132-49. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Macroevolution of plant defense strategies
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:103-9. 2007
  6. doi request reprint A field experiment demonstrating plant life-history evolution and its eco-evolutionary feedback to seed predator populations
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Am Nat 181:S35-45. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Latitudinal patterns in plant defense: evolution of cardenolides, their toxicity and induction following herbivory
    Sergio Rasmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Ecol Lett 14:476-83. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Cardenolides, induced responses, and interactions between above- and belowground herbivores of milkweed (Asclepias spp.)
    Sergio Rasmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Corson Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 2701, USA
    Ecology 90:2393-404. 2009
  9. pmc Phylogenetic escalation and decline of plant defense strategies
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10057-60. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Phylogenetic and experimental tests of interactions among mutualistic plant defense traits in Viburnum (adoxaceae)
    Marjorie G Weber
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am Nat 180:450-63. 2012

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. doi request reprint Attenuation of the jasmonate burst, plant defensive traits, and resistance to specialist monarch caterpillars on shaded common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    J Chem Ecol 38:893-901. 2012
    ..Additionally, there appears to be specificity in these interactions, with light-mediated impacts on jasmonate-induction being stronger for latex exudation than cardenolides...
  2. doi request reprint Phylogenetic ecology of leaf surface traits in the milkweeds (Asclepias spp.): chemistry, ecophysiology, and insect behavior
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    New Phytol 183:848-67. 2009
    ..The glaucous type, however, appears to be ancestral, lost repeatedly, and never regained; we propose that trichomes are a more evolutionarily titratable strategy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Community heterogeneity and the evolution of interactions between plants and insect herbivores
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University Ithaca, New York 14853 2701, USA
    Q Rev Biol 81:349-76. 2006
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  4. ncbi request reprint Plant defense syndromes
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Ecology 87:S132-49. 2006
    ..The discovery of convergent plant defense syndromes can be used as a framework to ask questions about how abiotic environments, communities of herbivores, and biogeography are associated with particular defense strategies of plants...
  5. ncbi request reprint Macroevolution of plant defense strategies
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:103-9. 2007
    ..The comparative approach has wide-spread potential to reinvigorate tests of classic hypotheses about the evolution of interspecific interactions...
  6. doi request reprint A field experiment demonstrating plant life-history evolution and its eco-evolutionary feedback to seed predator populations
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Am Nat 181:S35-45. 2013
    ..These results demonstrate how rapid evolution in field populations of a native plant can influence ecological interactions...
  7. doi request reprint Latitudinal patterns in plant defense: evolution of cardenolides, their toxicity and induction following herbivory
    Sergio Rasmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Ecol Lett 14:476-83. 2011
    ..Analyses of root and shoot cardenolides showed concordant patterns. Thus, milkweed species from lower latitudes are better defended with higher inducibility, greater diversity and added toxicity of cardenolides...
  8. ncbi request reprint Cardenolides, induced responses, and interactions between above- and belowground herbivores of milkweed (Asclepias spp.)
    Sergio Rasmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Corson Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 2701, USA
    Ecology 90:2393-404. 2009
    ..Finally, given that above- and belowground herbivores can systemically alter the defensive phenotype of plants, we concur with recent calls for a whole-plant perspective in testing models of plant defense allocation...
  9. pmc Phylogenetic escalation and decline of plant defense strategies
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10057-60. 2008
    ..Where plants are primarily consumed by specialist herbivores, regrowth (or tolerance) may be favored over resistance traits during the diversification process...
  10. doi request reprint Phylogenetic and experimental tests of interactions among mutualistic plant defense traits in Viburnum (adoxaceae)
    Marjorie G Weber
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am Nat 180:450-63. 2012
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  11. doi request reprint Induced responses to herbivory and jasmonate in three milkweed species
    Sergio Rasmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    J Chem Ecol 35:1326-34. 2009
    ..Induction seems to play an important role in plants that have an intermediate level of defense, and we advocate incorporating induction as an additional axis of the plant defense syndrome hypothesis...
  12. pmc Oviposition strategy as a means of local adaptation to plant defence in native and invasive populations of the viburnum leaf beetle
    Gaylord A Desurmont
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:952-8. 2012
    ..Thus, local adaptation to plant defences has the potential to facilitate the invasion of herbivores onto novel hosts...
  13. pmc Evidence for adaptive radiation from a phylogenetic study of plant defenses
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:18067-72. 2009
    ..An interpretation of this result is that reduced investment in defensive traits accelerated diversification, and disproportionately so, early in the adaptive radiation of milkweeds...
  14. pmc Herbivory in the previous generation primes plants for enhanced insect resistance
    Sergio Rasmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Plant Physiol 158:854-63. 2012
    ..Epigenetic resistance to herbivory thus represents a phenotypically plastic mechanism for enhanced defense across generations...
  15. doi request reprint Phylogenetic trends in phenolic metabolism of milkweeds (Asclepias): evidence for escalation
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Evolution 63:663-73. 2009
    ..Thus, this study presents a rigorous test of the defense-escalation hypothesis and a novel phylogenetic approach to understanding the long-term persistence of physiological constraints on secondary metabolism...
  16. ncbi request reprint Salicylate-mediated interactions between pathogens and herbivores
    Jennifer S Thaler
    Department of Entomology, 4138 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Ecology 91:1075-82. 2010
    ..We conclude with a predictive model for the expression of defense pathways and their consequences...
  17. doi request reprint Insect herbivores drive real-time ecological and evolutionary change in plant populations
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Science 338:113-6. 2012
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  18. doi request reprint Specialist versus generalist insect herbivores and plant defense
    Jared G Ali
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, E425 Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Trends Plant Sci 17:293-302. 2012
    ..We outline a novel set of predictions based on current coevolutionary hypotheses and make methodological suggestions for improved comparisons of specialists and generalists...
  19. doi request reprint Toxic cardenolides: chemical ecology and coevolution of specialized plant-herbivore interactions
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    New Phytol 194:28-45. 2012
    ..While reviewing both the mechanisms and evolutionary ecology of cardenolide-mediated interactions, we advance novel hypotheses and suggest directions for future work...
  20. doi request reprint Evolution of specialization: a phylogenetic study of host range in the red milkweed beetle (Tetraopes tetraophthalmus)
    Sergio Rasmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne Biophore, Switzerland
    Am Nat 177:728-37. 2011
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  21. doi request reprint Phylogeny, ecology, and the coupling of comparative and experimental approaches
    Marjorie G Weber
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 27:394-403. 2012
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  22. doi request reprint Plant defense against herbivory: progress in identifying synergism, redundancy, and antagonism between resistance traits
    Sergio Rasmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 12:473-8. 2009
    ..We thus advocate for the use of a combination of methods, including genetic modification, quantitative genetics, and phylogenetically controlled comparative studies...
  23. ncbi request reprint A direct comparison of the consequences of plant genotypic and species diversity on communities and ecosystem function
    Susan C Cook-Patton
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Ecology 92:915-23. 2011
    ..These results highlight important ecological similarities and differences between genotypic and species diversity and suggest that genotypic diversity may play a larger role in community and ecosystem processes than previously realized...
  24. doi request reprint Herbivory enhances positive effects of plant genotypic diversity
    John D Parker
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Ecol Lett 13:553-63. 2010
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  25. doi request reprint Plant genotype shapes ant-aphid interactions: implications for community structure and indirect plant defense
    Kailen A Mooney
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, California 92697, USA
    Am Nat 171:E195-205. 2008
    ..In summary, milkweed exerts genetic control over the interactions between aphids and an ant that provides defense against foliage-feeding caterpillars...
  26. pmc Evolutionary history predicts plant defense against an invasive pest
    Gaylord A Desurmont
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:7070-4. 2011
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  27. pmc Ants defend aphids against lethal disease
    Charlotte Nielsen
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, NY 14853 2601, USA
    Biol Lett 6:205-8. 2010
    ..Our results extend the long-standing view of ants as mutualists and protectors of aphids by demonstrating focused sanitizing and quarantining behaviour that may lead to reduced disease transmission in aphid colonies...
  28. pmc In defense of roots: a research agenda for studying plant resistance to belowground herbivory
    Sergio Rasmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Plant Physiol 146:875-80. 2008
  29. ncbi request reprint Direct and interactive effects of enemies and mutualists on plant performance: a meta-analysis
    William F Morris
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0338, USA
    Ecology 88:1021-9. 2007
    ..We discuss how observed differences in effect size might be confounded with methodological differences among studies...
  30. ncbi request reprint Plant defense and density dependence in the population growth of herbivores
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B2, Canada
    Am Nat 164:113-20. 2004
    ..Thus, plant traits that probably evolved for primary and defensive functions contribute to the ecological dynamics of herbivore populations...
  31. ncbi request reprint A role for isothiocyanates in plant resistance against the specialist herbivore Pieris rapae
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B2, Canada
    J Chem Ecol 29:1403-15. 2003
    ..rapae. Thus, we present strong evidence for a role for isothiocyanates in plant resistance against the specialist herbivore P. rapae...
  32. ncbi request reprint Additive and interactive effects of plant genotypic diversity on arthropod communities and plant fitness
    Marc T J Johnson
    Ecol Lett 9:24-34. 2006
    ..Our findings also illustrate the benefit of preserving genetic variation to conserve species diversity and interactions within multitrophic communities...
  33. ncbi request reprint Interactive effects of genotype, environment, and ontogeny on resistance of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) to the generalist herbivore, Spodoptera exigua
    Rowan D H Barrett
    Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B2, Canada
    J Chem Ecol 30:37-51. 2004
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  34. ncbi request reprint Rapid herbivore-induced changes in mountain birch phenolics and nutritive compounds and their effects on performance of the major defoliator, Epirrita autumnata
    Kyösti Lempa
    Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, and Kevo Subarctic Research Institute University of Turku, FIN 20014 Turku, Finland
    J Chem Ecol 30:303-21. 2004
    ..This linkage between herbivore performance, leaf chemistry, and physiology was sensitive to induced plant responses caused by slight herbivore damage...
  35. ncbi request reprint Biotic interactions and plant invasions
    Charles E Mitchell
    Department of Biology and Curriculum in Ecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3280, USA
    Ecol Lett 9:726-40. 2006
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  36. ncbi request reprint Ecological genetics of an induced plant defense against herbivores: additive genetic variance and costs of phenotypic plasticity
    Anurag A Agrawal
    Department of Botany, 25 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B2, Canada
    Evolution 56:2206-13. 2002
    ..e., evidence for genetic costs of plasticity). Thus, there is genetic variation for induction of defense in wild radish, and the evolution of inducibility may be constrained by costs of plasticity...