Michael S Singer

Summary

Affiliation: Wesleyan University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Behaviorally plastic host-plant use by larval Lepidoptera in tri-trophic food webs
    Michael S Singer
    Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA Electronic address
    Curr Opin Insect Sci 14:56-60. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Ecological immunology mediated by diet in herbivorous insects
    Michael S Singer
    Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, 52 Lawn Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459, USA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA Department of Biology, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV 89557, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 54:913-21. 2014
  3. pmc Herbivore diet breadth mediates the cascading effects of carnivores in food webs
    Michael S Singer
    Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:9521-6. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Tritrophic interactions at a community level: effects of host plant species quality on bird predation of caterpillars
    Michael S Singer
    Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut 06459, USA
    Am Nat 179:363-74. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Disentangling food quality from resistance against parasitoids: diet choice by a generalist caterpillar
    Michael S Singer
    Department of Entomology, Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Am Nat 164:423-9. 2004
  6. pmc Self-medication as adaptive plasticity: increased ingestion of plant toxins by parasitized caterpillars
    Michael S Singer
    Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e4796. 2009
  7. doi request reprint 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Insect defences: taste alteration and endoparasites
    Elizabeth A Bernays
    Department of Entomology and Arizona Research Laboratories Division of Neurobiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 0036, USA
    Nature 436:476. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Complex effects of parasitoids on pharmacophagy and diet choice of a polyphagous caterpillar
    Angela M Smilanich
    Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, 257 Hall Atwater Labs, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Oecologia 165:995-1005. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint What determines host range in parasitoids? An analysis of a tachinid parasitoid community
    John O Stireman
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Oecologia 135:629-38. 2003

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. doi request reprint Behaviorally plastic host-plant use by larval Lepidoptera in tri-trophic food webs
    Michael S Singer
    Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA Electronic address
    Curr Opin Insect Sci 14:56-60. 2016
    ..Recent research on trait-mediated indirect interactions places adaptive behavioral plasticity of herbivores at the center of community and food web dynamics, with far-reaching consequences of issues such as community stability. ..
  2. doi request reprint Ecological immunology mediated by diet in herbivorous insects
    Michael S Singer
    Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, 52 Lawn Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459, USA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA Department of Biology, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV 89557, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 54:913-21. 2014
    ..We synthesize our work to generate the hypothesis that a diet-mediated defense by the host against parasites acts as a temporally explicit, multi-stage process. ..
  3. pmc Herbivore diet breadth mediates the cascading effects of carnivores in food webs
    Michael 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. ..
  4. doi request reprint Tritrophic interactions at a community level: effects of host plant species quality on bird predation of caterpillars
    Michael 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Disentangling food quality from resistance against parasitoids: diet choice by a generalist caterpillar
    Michael 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)...
  6. pmc Self-medication as adaptive plasticity: increased ingestion of plant toxins by parasitized caterpillars
    Michael S Singer
    Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e4796. 2009
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  7. doi request reprint 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Insect defences: taste alteration and endoparasites
    Elizabeth A Bernays
    Department of Entomology and Arizona Research Laboratories Division of Neurobiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 0036, USA
    Nature 436:476. 2005
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Complex effects of parasitoids on pharmacophagy and diet choice of a polyphagous caterpillar
    Angela 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint What determines host range in parasitoids? An analysis of a tachinid parasitoid community
    John O Stireman
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Oecologia 135:629-38. 2003
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Multiple interaction types determine the impact of ant predation of caterpillars in a forest community
    Robert E Clark
    Biology Department, Wesleyan University, 52 Lawn Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459, USA
    Ecology 97:3379-3388. 2016
    ..These findings demonstrate that examining the multi-trophic impacts of mutualisms and predation in the context of the broader community can reveal patterns otherwise masked by compensatory interactions...
  12. doi request reprint Reduced consumption of protein-rich foods follows immune challenge in a polyphagous caterpillar
    A Peri Mason
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    J Exp Biol 217:2250-60. 2014
    ..We discuss alternative mechanisms by which variation in protein intake could negatively or positively affect parasitized caterpillars, including nutritional interactions with the caterpillar's self-medication response. ..
  13. doi request reprint Phytophagous insect-microbe mutualisms and adaptive evolutionary diversification
    Eric M Janson
    Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Evolution 62:997-1012. 2008
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