Michael S Singer
Affiliation: Wesleyan University
- Herbivore diet breadth mediates the cascading effects of carnivores in food websMichael S Singer
Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:9521-6. 2014..We conclude that herbivore diet breadth is a key functional trait underlying the trophic effects of carnivores on both herbivores and plants. ..
- Tritrophic interactions at a community level: effects of host plant species quality on bird predation of caterpillarsMichael S Singer
Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut 06459, USA
Am Nat 179:363-74. 2012..These results highlight the interrelatedness of plant-herbivore and herbivore-carnivore interactions and thus the importance of a tritrophic perspective...
- Disentangling food quality from resistance against parasitoids: diet choice by a generalist caterpillarMichael S Singer
Department of Entomology, Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
Am Nat 164:423-9. 2004..The resistance of individual caterpillars was associated with the relative amount of defensive plants eaten as well as with the sequestration of pyrrolizidine alkaloids from one such plant (Senecio longilobus)...
- Self-medication as adaptive plasticity: increased ingestion of plant toxins by parasitized caterpillarsMichael S Singer
Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America
PLoS ONE 4:e4796. 2009....
- Can caterpillar density or host-plant quality explain host-plant-related parasitism of a generalist forest caterpillar assemblage?Timothy E Farkas
Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 06459, USA
Oecologia 173:971-83. 2013..Instead, our findings point to other plant-related characteristics, such as plant-derived parasitoid attractants, which may have robust, community-wide effects...
- Insect defences: taste alteration and endoparasitesElizabeth A Bernays
Department of Entomology and Arizona Research Laboratories Division of Neurobiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 0036, USA
Nature 436:476. 2005....
- What determines host range in parasitoids? An analysis of a tachinid parasitoid communityJohn O Stireman
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Oecologia 135:629-38. 2003....
- Complex effects of parasitoids on pharmacophagy and diet choice of a polyphagous caterpillarAngela M Smilanich
Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, 257 Hall Atwater Labs, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
Oecologia 165:995-1005. 2011..This study reveals the depth of complexity and the dynamic nature of herbivore host plant choice, and underscores the importance of considering multitrophic interactions when studying insect diet choice...
- Phytophagous insect-microbe mutualisms and adaptive evolutionary diversificationEric M Janson
Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
Evolution 62:997-1012. 2008....