Singer, M.S., E.R. Johnson, R.E. Clark, I.H. Lichter-Marck, K.A. Mooney, and K.D. Whitney. 2019. Dietary specialization is conditionally associated with increased ant predation risk in a temperate forest caterpillar community. Ecology & Evolution. In press.
Clark, R.E., J. Illan, M.S. Comerford, and M.S. Singer. 2019. Keystone mutualism influences forest tree growth at a landscape scale. Ecology Letters 22: 1599-1607.
Singer, M.S., K. Sam, and G. Rodriguez-Castaneda. 2019. Editorial overview: Communication in multitrophic interactions – new analytical approaches and emerging ecological consequences. Current Opinion in Insect Science 32: iii-v. (Introduction to Special Topic edited by the authors)
Stireman, J.O., III, and M.S. Singer. 2018. Tri-trophic niches of insect herbivores in an era of rapid environmental change. Current Opinion in Insect Science 29: 117-125.
Bagchi, R., L.M. Brown, C.S. Elphick, D.L. Wagner, and M.S. Singer. 2018. Anthropogenic fragmentation of landscapes: mechanisms for eroding the specificity of plant-herbivore interactions. Oecologia 187: 521-533.
Clark, R.E., and M.S. Singer. 2018. Keystone mutualism strengthens top-down effects by recruiting large-bodied ants. Oecologia 186: 601-610.
Singer, M.S., E.R. Johnson, I.H. Lichter-Marck, R.E. Clark, and K.A. Mooney. 2017. Predatory birds and ants partition caterpillar prey based on caterpillar body size and diet breadth. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 1363-1371.
Bernardo, M.A., and M.S. Singer. 2017. Parasite-altered feeding behavior in insects: integrating functional and mechanistic research frontiers. The Journal of Experimental Biology (invited commentary) 220: 2848-2857.
Clark, R.E., Farkas, T.E., Lichter-Marck, I.H., Johnson, E.R., and Singer, M.S. 2016. Multiple interaction types determine the impact of ant predation of caterpillars in a forest community. Ecology 97: 3379-3388.
Singer, M.S. 2016. Behaviorally plastic host-plant use by larval Lepidoptera in tri-trophic food webs. Current Opinion in Insect Science 14: 56-60.
Mason, P.A., and Singer, M.S. 2015. Defensive mixology: Combining acquired chemicals toward defense. Functional Ecology 29: 441-450.
Lichter-Marck, I.H., Wylde, M., Aaron, E., Oliver, J.C., and Singer, M.S. 2015. The struggle for safety: effectiveness of caterpillar defenses against bird predation. Oikos 124: 525-533.
Forister, M.L., Novotny, V., Panorska, A.K., Baje, L, Basset, Y., Butterill, P.T., Cizek, L., Coley, P.D., Dem, F., Diniz, I.R., Drozd, P., Fox, M., Glassmire, A., Hazen, R., Hrcek, J., Jahner, J.P., Kaman, O., Kozubowski, T.J., Kursar, T.A., Lewis, O.T., Lill, J., Marquis, R.J. Miller, S.E., Morais, H.C., Murakami, N., Nickel, H., Pardikes, N., Ricklefs, R.E., Singer, M.S., Smilanich, A.M., Stireman, J.O., Villamarin-Cortez, S., Vodka, S., Wolf, M., Wagner, D.L., Walla, T., Weiblen, G.D., and Dyer, L.A. 2015. The global distribution of diet breadth in insect herbivores. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112: 442-447.
Singer, M.S., Lichter-Marck, I.H., Farkas, T.E., Aaron, E., Whitney, K.D., and Mooney, K.A. 2014. Herbivore diet breadth mediates the cascading effects of carnivores in food webs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111: 9521-9526.
Singer, M.S., Mason, P.A., and Smilanich, A.M. 2014. Ecological immunology mediated by diet in herbivorous insects. Integrative and Comparative Biology 54: 913-921.
Murphy, S.M., Lill, J.T., Bowers, M.D., and Singer, M.S. 2014. Enemy-free space for parasitoids. Environmental Entomology 43: 1465-1474.
Mason, P.A., Bernardo, M.A., and Singer, M.S. 2014. A mixed diet of toxic plants enables increased feeding and anti-predator defense by an insect herbivore. Oecologia 176: 477-486.
Mason, P.A., Smilanich, A.M., and Singer, M.S. 2014. Reduced consumption of protein-rich foods follows immune challenge in a polyphagous caterpillar. The Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 2250-2260.
Farkas, T.E., and M.S. Singer. 2013. Can caterpillar density or host-plant quality explain host-plant related parasitism of a generalist forest caterpillar assemblage? Oecologia 173: 971-983.
Singer, M.S., T.E. Farkas, C. Skorik, and K.A. Mooney. 2012. Tri-trophic interactions at a community level: effects of host-plant species quality on bird predation of caterpillars. The American Naturalist 179: 363-374.
Forister, M.E., L.A. Dyer, M.S. Singer, J.O. Stireman, and J.T. Lill. 2012. Revisiting the evolution of ecological specialization, with emphasis on insect-plant interactions. Ecology (Concepts and Synthesis) 93: 981-991.
Mooney, K.A., R. Pratt, and M.S. Singer. 2012. The tri-trophic interactions hypothesis: interactive effects of host plant quality, diet breadth, and natural enemies on herbivores. PLoS One 7: e34403.
Mooney, K.A., and M.S. Singer. 2012. Plant effects on herbivore-enemy interactions in natural systems. In T. Ohgushi, O. Schmitz, and R.D. Holt (eds.), Ecology and Evolution of Trait-Mediated Indirect Interactions: Linking Evolution, Community, and Ecosystem. Cambridge University Press, pp. 107-130.
Mason, P.A., S.R. Wilkes, J.T. Lill, and M.S. Singer. 2011. Abundance trumps quality: bi-trophic performance and parasitism risk fail to explain host use in the fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea, Arctiidae). Oikos 120: 1509-1518.
Smilanich, A.M., P.A. Mason, L. Sprung, T.R. Chase, and M.S. Singer. 2011. Complex effects of parasitoids on pharmacophagy and diet choice of a polyphagous caterpillar. Oecologia 165: 995-1005.
Gassmann, A.J., S.P. Stock, B.E. Tabashnik, and M.S. Singer. 2010. Tritrophic effects of host plants on an herbivore-pathogen interaction. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103: 371-378.
Singer, M.S., K.C. Mace, and E.A. Bernays. 2009. Self-medication as adaptive plasticity: Increased ingestion of plant toxins by parasitized caterpillars. PLoS One 4: e4796.
Singer, M.S., and E.A. Bernays. 2009. Specialized generalists: Evolutionary ecology of polyphagous woolly bear caterpillars. In W.E. Conner, (ed. ), Tiger Moths and Woolly bears: Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution of the Arctiidae. Oxford University Press, pp. 103-114.
Adams, J.M., W. Fang, R. Callaway, D. Cipollini, E. Newell, C. Cincotta, A. Espenschied-Reilly, H.L. Hinz, P. Niemela, T. Veteli, M. Rousi, V. Selas, J.S. Weis, R. Prasse, M.S. Singer, R. Tomov, J. Kulfan, A. Cicak, I. Mihal, J. Kukla, P. Zach, K. Mody, W. Schmidt, J. Lundholm, A. Roques, and Y. Luo. 2008. A cross-continental test of the enemy release hypothesis: leaf herbivory on Acer platanoides (L.) is three times lower in North America than in its native Europe. Biological Invasions (online journal). DOI 10.1007/s10530-008-9312-4.
Janson, E.M., J.O. Stireman III, M.S. Singer, and P. Abbot. 2008. Phytophagous insect-microbe mutualisms and the ecology of evolutionary diversification. Evolution 62: 997-1012.
Singer, M.S. 2008. Evolutionary ecology of polyphagy. In K. Tilmon, (ed.), Specialization, speciation, and radiation–evolutionary biology of herbivorous insects. University of California Press, pp. 29-42.
Dyer, L.A., M.S. Singer, J.T. Lill, J.O. Stireman III, G.L. Gentry, R.J. Marquis, R.E. Ricklefs, H.F. Greeney, D.L. Wagner, H.C. Morais, I.R. Diniz, T.A. Kursar, and P.D. Coley. 2007. Host specificity of Lepidoptera in tropical and temperate forests. Nature 448: 696-699.
Stireman, J.O. III, L.A. Dyer, D.H. Janzen, M.S. Singer, J.T. Lill, R.J. Marquis, R.E. Ricklefs, G.L. Gentry, W. Hallwachs, P.D. Coley, J.A. Barone, H.F. Greeney, H. Connahs, P. Barbosa, H.C. Morais, and I.R. Diniz. 2005. Climatic unpredictability and parasitism of caterpillars: implications of global warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 102: 17384-17387.
Singer, M.S., and J.O. Stireman III. 2005. The tri-trophic niche concept and adaptive radiation of phytophagous insects. Ecology Letters 8: 1247-1255.
Bernays, E.A., and M.S. Singer. 2005. Taste alteration and endoparasites. Nature 436: 476.
Hartmann, T., C. Theuring, T. Beuerle, E.A. Bernays, and M.S. Singer. 2005. Acquisition, transformation and maintenance of plant pyrrolizidine alkaloids by the polyphagous arctiid Grammia geneura. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 35: 1083-1099.
Hartmann, T. C. Theuring, T. Beuerle, N. Klewer, S. Schulz, M.S. Singer, and E.A. Bernays. 2005. Specific recognition, detoxification and metabolism of pyrrolizidine alkaloids by the polyphagous arctiid Estigmene acrea. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 35: 391-411.
Singer, M.S., D. Rodrigues, J.O. Stireman III, and Y. Carrriere. 2004. Roles of food quality and enemy-free space in host use by a generalist insect herbivore. Ecology 85: 2727-2753.
Singer, M.S., Y. Carriere, C. Theuring, and T. Hartmann. 2004. Disentangling food quality from resistance against parasitoids: diet choice by a generalist caterpillar. The American Naturalist 164: 423-429.
Bernays, E.A., M.S. Singer, and D. Rodrigues. 2004. Foraging in nature: foraging efficiency and attentiveness in caterpillars with different diet breadths. Ecological Entomology 29: 389-397.
Bernays, E.A., M.S. Singer, and D. Rodrigues. 2004. Trenching behavior by caterpillars of the Euphorbia specialist, Pygarctia roseicapitis: a field study. Journal of Insect Behavior 17: 41-52.
Bernays, E.A., R.F. Chapman, and M.S. Singer. 2004. Changes in taste receptor cell sensitivity in a polyphagous caterpillar reflect carbohydrate but not protein imbalance. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 190: 39-48.
Hartmann, T., C. Theuring, T. Beuerle, L. Ernst, M.S. Singer, and E.A. Bernays. 2004. Acquired and partially de novo synthesized pyrrolizidine alkaloids in two polyphagous arctiids and the alkaloid profiles of their larval food-plants. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30: 229-253.
Singer, M.S. and E.A. Bernays. 2003. Understanding omnivory needs a behavioral perspective. Ecology 84: 2532-2537 (Invited Special Feature).
Singer, M.S. and J.O. Stireman III. 2003. Does anti-parasitoid defense explain host-plant selection by a polyphagous caterpillar? Oikos 100: 554-562.
Stireman, J.O., III and M.S. Singer. 2003. Determinants of parasitoid-host associations: insights from a natural tachinid-lepidopteran community. Ecology 84: 296-310.
Stireman, J.O., III and M.S. Singer. 2003. What determines host range in parasitoids? An analysis of a tachinid parasitoid community. Oecologia 135: 615-620.
Bernays, E.A., D. Rodrigues, R.F. Chapman, M.S. Singer, and T. Hartmann. 2003. Loss of gustatory responses to pyrrolizidine alkaloids after their extensive ingestion in the polyphagous caterpillar Estigmene acrea. Journal of Experimental Biology 206: 4487-4496.
Chapman, R.F., E.A. Bernays, M.S. Singer, and T. Hartmann. 2003. Experience influences gustatory responsiveness to pyrrolizidine alkaloids in the polyphagous caterpillar, Estigmene acrea. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 189: 833-841.
Singer, M.S. E.A. Bernays, and Y. Carriere. 2002. The interplay between nutrient balancing and toxin dilution in foraging by a generalist insect herbivore. Animal Behaviour 64: 629-643.
Stireman, J.O., III, and M.S. Singer. 2002. Spatial and temporal variation in the parasitoid assemblage of an exophytic polyphagous caterpillar. Ecological Entomology 27: 588-600.
Bernays, E.A. and M.S. Singer. 2002. Contrasted foraging tactics in two species of polyphagous caterpillars. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (Suppl. 1): 117-135.
Singer, M.S. 2001. Dietary effects of food-mixing in a polyphagous caterpillar: a test of the physiological efficiency hypothesis. Oikos 93: 194-204.
Singer, M.S. and J.O. Stireman III. 2001. How foraging tactics determine host-plant use by a polyphagous caterpillar. Oecologia 129: 98-105.
Woods, H.A. and M.S. Singer. 2001. Contrasting responses to desiccation and starvation by eggs and neonates of two Lepidoptera. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 74: 594-606.
Bernays, E.A., R.F. Chapman, and M.S. Singer. 2000. Sensitivity to chemically diverse phagostimulants in a single gustatory neuron of a polyphagous caterpillar. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 186: 13-19.
Bernays, E.A. and M.S. Singer. 1998. A rhythm underlying feeding behaviour in a highly polyphagous caterpillar. Physiological Entomology 23: 295-302.