Vannette RL and Fukami T. Contrasting effects of yeast and bacteria on floral nectar traits. Annals of Botany, accepted
Rering CC; Beck JJ; Hall GW; McCartney MM; Vannette RL. Nectar-inhabiting microorganisms influence nectar volatile composition and attractiveness to a generalist pollinator. New Phytologist, Early View, UCD Full Text
Toju H, Vannette RL, Gauthier MPL, Dhami MK, and Fukami T. 2018. Priority effects can persist across floral generations in nectar microbial metacommunities. Oikos 127:3, 345–352. Accepted manuscript
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EG Pringle, I Ableson, J Kerber, RL Vannette, L Tao. 2017 Orthogonal fitness benefits of nitrogen and ants for nitrogen-limited plants in the presence of herbivores. Ecology 98 (12), 3003-3010.
2017 Mittelbach M. and Vannette RL. Book chapter: Mutualism in Yeasts, in Springer Edited Volume on Yeasts in Natural Ecosystems: Ecology. Edited by Buzzini et al. link email RLV for a pdf
2017 Beck JJ & Vannette RL. Harnessing Insect–Microbe Chemical Communications To Control Insect Pests of Agricultural Systems. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. OPEN ACCESS
- Picked as Editor’s choice
2017 Vannette RL, Bichier, P, Philpott S. The presence of aggressive ants is associated with fewer insect visits to coffee flowers and altered floral microbe communities in coffee flowers, Basic and Applied Ecology 20:62-74 LINK PDF
2016 Vannette RL, Leopold D, Fukami T. Forest area and connectivity influence root-associated fungal communities in a fragmented landscape. Ecology 97 (9) 2374-2383 LINK
2016 Vannette, RL, Fukami T, Nectar microbes can reduce secondary metabolites in nectar and alter effects on nectar consumption by pollinators. Ecology 97 (6): 1410-1419 LINK
2015 Vannette, RL, Mohamed A., Johnson, B.R. Forager bees (Apis mellifera) highly express immune and detoxification genes in tissues associated with nectar processing. Scientific Reports 5, no. 16224. OPEN ACCESS
2015 Schaeffer, R.N., Vannette RL, Irwin RE. Nectar yeasts in Delphinium nuttallianum (Ranunculaceae) and their effects on nectar quality. Fungal Ecology 18 100-106. Access here
2014. Pringle, E, Novo A, Ableson I, Barbehenn R and Vannette RL. Plant-derived variation in the composition of aphid honeydew and its effects on colonies of aphid-tending ants. Ecology and Evolution 4(21)4065–4079. OPEN ACCESS
2014 Vannette RL and Hunter MD. Genetic variation in plant below-ground response to elevated CO2 and two herbivore species. Plant and Soil. 384:303-314. LINK
2014 Good, A.P.§, Gauthier M.-P., Vannette R.L., and Fukami T. Honey bees avoid nectar colonized by three bacterial species, but not by a yeast species, isolated from the bee gut. PLoS One. OPEN ACCESS
2014 Vannette R.L., and T. Fukami. Historical contingency in species interactions: towards niche-based predictions. Ecology Letters. Vol. 17(1)115-124. OPEN ACCESS.
- F1000 recommended (link)
2013 Vannette R.L., M.D. Hunter, S. Rasmann. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi alter above-and below-ground chemical defense expression differentially among Asclepias species. Frontiers in Plant Science. Vol. 4 OPEN ACCESS
2013 Vannette R.L. and M.D. Hunter. Mycorrhizal abundance affects the expression of plant defense and herbivore performance. Journal of Ecology. 101:1019-1029.pdf
2013 Vannette R.L., M-P. Gauthier, and T. Fukami. Nectar bacteria, but not yeast, weaken a plant-pollinator mutualism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280:20122601.pdf
- Commentary: EEB and Flow Blog. The birds and the bees and the microbes.
2012 Vannette R.L. and S. Rasmann. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi mediate below-ground plant–herbivore interactions: a phylogenetic study. Functional Ecology. 26:1033-1042.pdf
2011 Rasmann S., Bauerle T., Poveda, K., Vannette, R.L. Predicting root resistance to herbivores during succession. Functional Ecology. 25:368-379.pdf
2011 Vannette R.L. and M.D. Hunter. Plant Defense Re-Examined: Nonlinear expectations based on the costs and benefits of resource mutualisms. Journal of Ecology. 99:66-76.pdf
2011 Vannette R.L. and M.D. Hunter. Genetic variation in expression of defense phenotype may mediate evolutionary adaptation of Asclepias syriaca to elevated CO2. Global Change Biology. 17:1277-1288. pdf
- Cover article & press coverage
- Climate change may disrupt the chemistry of milkweeds; gardeners can help monarchs by planting more of these critical host plants. National Wildlife Federation. 2013.
- Global warming may reroute evolution. University of Michigan Press Release 2011.
2009 Vannette, R.L. and M.D. Hunter. Mycorrhizae as Mediators of Defense Against Insect Pests in Agricultural Systems. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 11:351-358.pdf