Journal Articles

  • Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G., Liu, C., Audisio, T., Economo, E.P.(In Press). Next-generation morphological character discovery and evaluation: an X-ray micro-CT enhanced revision of the ant genus Zasphinctus Wheeler (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Dorylinae) in the Afrotropics. Zookeys.
  • Sarnat, E.M., Friedman, N.R., Fischer, G., Lecroq, B., Economo, E.P. (In Press) Rise of the spiny ants: diversification, ecology, and function of extreme traits in the hyperdiverse genus Pheidole. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.
  • Friedman, N.R., Harmáčková, L., Economo, E.P., Remeš, V. (2017) Smaller beaks for colder winters: Beak size of Australasian songbirds evolves in response to thermoregulatory challenges. Evolution. doi:10.1111/evo.13274
  • Dawson, W., Moser, D., van Kleunen, M., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pysek, P., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Lenzer, B., Blackburn, T., Dyer, E., Cassey, P., Scrivens, S., Economo, E.P., Guénard, B., Capinha, C., Seebens, H., Nentwig, W., Berthou, E., Casal, C., Essl, F. (2017) Global hotspots and drivers of alien species richness across taxonomic groups. Nature Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0186
  • Choo, J., Carasco, C., Alvarez-Loayza, P., Simpson, B.B., Economo, E.P. (2017) Life history traits influence the strength of distance- and density-dependence at different life stages of two Amazonian palms. Annals of Botany. DOI:
  • Liu, C., Dudley, K., Xu, Z., Economo, E.P. (2017) Mountain metacommunities: climate and spatial connectivity shape ant diversity in a complex landscape. Ecography 40: 001-011.
  • Hita Garcia, F., Fischer, G., Liu, C., Audisio, T.L., Alpert, G.D., Fisher, B.L., Economo, E.P. (2017). X-ray microtomography for ant taxonomy: an evaluation and case study of two new Terataner (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) species from Madagascar. PLoS ONE.12(3): e0172641. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172641
  • Guénard, B., Weiser, M., Gomez, K., Narula, N., Economo, E.P. (2017) The Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics (GABI) database: a synthesis of ant species geographic distributions. Myrmecological News 24: 83-89.
  • Economo, E.P., Janda, M., Guénard, B., Sarnat, E.M. (2017) Assembling a species-area curve through colonization, speciation, and human-mediated introduction. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12884
  • Lasky, J., Keitt, T.H., Weeks, B., Economo, E.P. (2016) A hierarchical model of whole-assemblage island biogeography. Ecography 39: 001-009. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02303.
  • Jaitrong, W., Guénard, B., Economo, E.P., Buddhakala, N., Yamane, S. (2016) A Checklist of Known Ant Species of Laos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Asian Myrmecology 8: 1-32. DOI: 10.20362/am.008019.
  • Fischer, G., Sarnat, E.M., Economo, E.P. (2016) Revision and microtomography of the Pheidole knowlesi group, an endemic ant radiation from Fiji (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae). PLoS ONE 11(7): e0158544.
  • Sarnat, E.M., Fischer, G., Economo, E.P. (2016) Inordinate spinescence: taxonomic revision and microtomography of the Pheidole cervicornis group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). PLoS ONE 11(7): e0156709.
  • Wepfer, P., Guénard, B., Economo, E.P. (2016) Influences of climate and historical land connectivity on ant beta diversity in East Asia. Journal of Biogeography 43: 2311–2321. doi:10.1111/jbi.1276
  • Liu, C., Guénard, B., Economo, E.P. (2016) Reorganization of taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic ant biodiversity patterns after conversion to rubber plantation. Ecological Monographs 86: 215-227.
  • Sukumaran, J., Economo, E. P., Knowles, L.L. (2016) Machine learning biogeographic processes from biotic pattern: a trait-driven dispersal and diversification model with model-choice by simulation-trained discriminant analysis of Principal Components Classification. Systematic Biology 65(3): 525-545.
  • Economo, E.P., Hong, L., Page, S.E. (2016) Social Structure, Endogenous Diversity, and Collective Accuracy. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 125: 212-231.
  • Janicki, J., Narula, N., Ziegler, M., Guénard, B. Economo, E.P. (2016) Visualizing and interacting with large-volume biodiversity data using client-server web mapping applications: The design and implementation of Ecological Informatics 32: 185-193.
  • Bharti, H., Guénard, B., Bharti, M., Economo, E.P. (2016) An updated checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of India with their specific distributions in Indian states. ZooKeys 551:1-83.
  • Sarnat, E.M., Fischer, G., Guénard, B., Economo, E.P. (2015) Introduced Pheidole of the world: taxonomy, distribution, and biology. ZooKeys, 543: 1-109.
  • Guénard, B., Economo, E.P. (2015) Additions to the checklist of the ants of Peru. Zootaxa 440: 225-235.
  • Liu, C., Fischer, G., Economo, E.P. (2015) A rare ant on Samoa: first record of the cryptic subfamily Proceratiinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) and description of a new Proceratium Roger species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 46:35-44.
  • Fischer, G., Azorsa, F., Hita Garcia, F., Mikheyev, A.S., Economo, E.P. (2015) Two new phragmotic ant species from Africa: morphology and next-generation sequencing solve a caste association problem in the genus Carebara Westwood. ZooKeys 525: 77-105. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.525.6057
  • Guénard, B., Perrichiot, V., Economo, E.P. (2015) Integration of global fossil and modern biodiversity data reveals dynamism and stasis in ant macroecological patterns. Journal of Biogeography 42: 2302–2312.
  • Economo, E.P., Sarnat, E.M., Janda, M., Clouse, R., Klimov, P., Fischer, G., Blanchard, B.D., Ramirez, L.N., Andersen, A., Berman, M., Guénard, B., Lucky, A., Rabeling, C., Wilson, E.O., Knowles, L.L. (2015) Breaking out of biogeographic modules: range expansion and taxon cycles in Indo-Pacific Pheidole. Journal of Biogeography 42: 2289-2301. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12592
  • Triantis*, K., Economo*, E.P., Guilhammon, F., Ricklefs, R. (2015)  Diversity regulation at the macro-scales: the case of Oceanic archipelagos. Global Ecology & Biogeography 24 (5): 594-605(*equally contributing first authors)
  • Liu, C., Hita Garcia, F., Economo, E.P. (2015) Aenictus yangi sp. n. – a new species of the A. ceylonicus species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae) from Yunnan, China. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 42: 33-45.
  • Liu, C., Hita Garcia, F., Yamane, S., Blanchard, B., Yang, D.R., Economo, E.P. (2015) New records of ant species from Yunnan, China. ZooKeys. 477: 17-78.
  • Hita Garcia, F., Sarnat, E.M., Economo, E.P. (2015) Revision of the ant genus Proceratium Roger (Hymenoptera, Proceratiinae) in Fiji. ZooKeys. 475: 97-112.
  • Economo, E.P., Klimov, P., Sarnat, E.M., Guenard, B., Weiser, M., Lecroq, B., Knowles, L.L. (2015) Global phylogenetic structure of the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole reveals the repeated evolution of macroecological patterns. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 282: 20141416.
2014 and earlier
  • Sarnat, E.M., Rabeling, C. Economo, E.P., Wilson, E.O. (2014) First record of a species from the New World Pheidole flavens-complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) introduced to the southwestern Pacific. Bioinvasions Records. 3:301-307
  • Clouse, R., Janda, M., Blanchard, B., Sharma, P., Andersen, A., Czekanski-Moir, J., Kruschelnycky, P., Rabeling, C., Economo, E.P., Sarnat, E.M., General, D., Alpert, G., Wheeler, W. (In Press) Molecular phylogeny of an Indo-Pacific carpenter ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae, Camponotus) reveals waves of dispersal and colonization from diverse sources. Cladistics.31(4): 424–437.
  • Tin, M.Y., Economo, E.P., Mikheyev, A.S. (2014) Sequencing degraded DNA from non-destructively sampled museum specimens for RAD-tagging and low-coverage shotgun phylogenetics. PLoS ONE 9(5): e96793.
  • Guenard, B., Blanchard, B., Liu, C., Yang, D., Economo, E.P. (2013) Rediscovery of the rare ant genus Bannapone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae) and description of the worker caste. Zootaxa 3734 (3): 371-379.
  • Sarnat, E.M., Economo, E.P. (2013) Pristomyrmex tsujii  sp. n. and P. mandibularis Mann (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). ZooKeys (340): 43-61.
  • Sarnat, E.M., Blanchard, B., Guenard, B., Fasi, J., Economo, E.P. (2013) Checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Solomon Islands with new records from Makira Island. ZooKeys (257): 47-88.
  • Economo, E.P., & Sarnat, E.M. (2012) Revisiting the ants of Melanesia and the taxon cycle: historical and human mediated invasions of a tropical archipelago. The American Naturalist 180 (1): E1-E16. (Presidential award from ASN for best paper of 2012 in Am. Nat.)
  • Economo, E.P. (2011) Biodiversity conservation in metacommunity networks: linking pattern and persistence. The American Naturalist. 177(6): E167-180. (highlighted by Faculty of 1000)
  • Leibold, M., Economo, E.P., Peres-Neto, P.. (2010) Metacommunity Phylogenetics: Separating the roles of environmental filters and historical biogeography. Ecology Letters. 13 (10): 1290-1299
  • Economo, E. P., & Keitt, T.H. (2010) Network isolation and local diversity in neutral metacommunities. Oikos. 119: 1355-1363.
  • Cowperthwaite, M., Economo, E.P., Harcombe, W., Miller, E., Meyers, L.A. 2008. The Ascent of the Abundant: How mutational networks constrain evolution. PLoS Computational Biology. 4(7) e1000110.
  • Economo, E. P., & Keitt, T.H. (2008) Species diversity in neutral metacommunities: a network approach.  Ecology Letters. 11(1): 52-62. (highlighted by Faculty of 1000)
  • Enquist, B. J., Kerkhoff, A.J., Huxman, T.E., Economo, E.P. (2007) Adaptive differences in plant physiology and ecosystem paradoxes: insights from metabolic scaling theory. Global Change Biology. 13: 591-609.
  • Economo, E.P., Kerkhoff, A.J., Enquist, B.J. (2005) Allometric growth, life history invariants, and population energetics. Ecology Letters. 8: 353-360.
  • Enquist, B.J., Economo, E.P., Huxman, T.E., Allen, A.P., Ignace, D.D., Gillooly, J.. (2003) Scaling metabolism from organisms to ecosystems. Nature. 423: 639-642.