Publications

Submitted-In Review:

 Zhang*, L., G. R. Hood, J. R. Ott, and S. P. Egan. 2019. Temporal reproductive isolation between two sympatric host plants cascades across nine insect species at multiple trophic levels. Biology Letters. In review. MS # RSBL-2019-0572.

Published Articles:

Driscoe*, A. L., C. C. Nice, R.W. Busbee*, G.R. Hood, S. P. Egan, and J. R. Ott. 2019 Host plant associations and geography interact to shape diversification in a specialist insect herbivore. Molecular Ecology. (In press)

Hood, G.R., L. Zhang*, E.G. Hu*, J.R. Ott, and S.P. Egan. 2019. Cascading Reproductive Isolation: Plant Phenology Drives Temporal Isolation among Populations of a Host-Specific Herbivore. Evolution 73: 554-568.

Schuler, H., S.P. Egan, G.R. Hood, R.W. Busbee*, A.L. Driscoe*, and J. R. Ott. 2018. Diversity and distribution of Wolbachia in relation to geography, host plant affiliation and life cycle of a heterogonic gall wasp. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18:37 (–Featured Article) https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-018-1151-z

Egan, S.P., G.R. Hood, E.O. Martinson, and J.R. Ott. 2018. Quick Guide: Cynipid Gall Wasps. Current Biology 28: PR1370-R-1374. (Invited Article)DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.10.028

Hood, G.R. and J.R. Ott. 2017. Independent life history evolution between generations of bivoltine species: a case study of cyclical parthenogenesis. Oecologia:183:1053-1064.

*Zhang, L., A. L. Driscoe*, R. Izen*, C. Toussaint*, J.R. Ott, & S.P. Egan. 2017. Immigrant inviability promotes reproductive isolation among host-associated populations of the gall       wasp Belonocnema treatae. Entomologia Experimentalis et. Applicata: 162:379-388.

Veech, J.A, J.R. Troy, and J.R. Ott. 2016. Intrinsic heterogeneity in detection probability and its effect on N-mixture models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.7:1019-1028.

Reynolds, R.J., G. Campos, S.P. Egan. and J.R. Ott.. 2016.  Modelling heterogeneity among fitness functions using random regression. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7:70-79.

Forbes, A.A., M.C. Hall, J. Lund,  G.R. Hood, R. Izen*, S.P. Egan, and J.R. Ott. 2015. Parasitoids, hyperparasitoids and inquilines associated with the sexual and asexual generations of the gall former, Belonocnema treatae (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 49–63. doi: 10.1093/aesa/sav112.

Gokhman, V.E., J.R. Ott, and S.P. Egan. 2015. Chromosomes of Belonocnema treatae Mayr, 1881(Hymenoptera, Cynipidae). Comparative Cytogenetics 9:221-226. doi: 10.3897/CompCytogen.v9i2.6534.

Ott, J.R. and S.P. Egan. 2014. Interspecific patterns of natural selection do not predict intraspecific patterns. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27:1-6.

*Warren, C.C., J.A. Veech, F.W. Weckerly, L. O’Donnell, L. and J.R. Ott. 2013. Detection heterogeneity and abundance estimation in populations of Golden cheeked warblers Setophaga chrysoparia. AUK 130:677-688.

Warren, C. C., Ott, J. R., and J. A. Veech. 2013. Comparative occupancy and habitat associations of Black-and-white (Mniotilta varia) and Golden-cheeked warblers (Setophaga chrysoparia) in the juniper-oak woodlands of Central Texas. The American Midland Naturalist. 169:382-397.       pdf

Egan, S. P., Hood G. R., DeVela, G., and J. R. Ott. 2013. Parallel patterns of morphological and behavioral variation among host-associated populations of two gall wasp species PLOS ONE PONE-D-12-25852R3.  2013     pdf

Egan, S. P, Hood, G. R., and J. R. Ott. 2012. Testing the role of habitat isolation among ecologically divergent gall wasp populations. International Journal of Ecology. 8pp.doi:10.1155/2012/      pdf

Egan, S.P, Hood, G. R., Feder, J. and J. R. Ott. 2012. Divergent host plant use promotes reproductive isolation among cynipid gall wasp populations. Biol. Lett.-2012-Egan-rsbl.2011.1205      pdf

Hunt, J. W., F. W. Weckerly, and J. R. Ott.  2012. Reliability of occupancy and binomial mixture models for estimating abundance of golden-cheeked warblers. The Auk. 129:1-5-114.       pdf

Egan, S. P., Hood, G. R., and J. R. Ott. 2011. Natural selection on gall size: Variable contributions of individual host plants to population-wide patterns. Evolution 65:3543-3557.     pdf

Hood, G. R., and J. R. Ott. 2011. Generational shape shifting: changes in egg shape and size between sexual and asexual generations of a cyclically parthenogenic gall former. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 141:88-96. pdf

Hood, G. R. and J. R. Ott. 2010. Developmental plasticity and reduced susceptibility to natural enemies following host plant defoliation in a specialized herbivore. Oecologia 162:673-683.     pdf

Rose, F. L., T. R. Simpson, J. R. Ott, R. W. Manning. 2010. Use of space by western Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma) inhabiting a variable flow stream. Southwestern Naturalist 55:160-166.     pdf

Rose, F. L., T. R. Simpson, J. R. Ott, R. W. Manning, J. Martin.  2010. Survival of Western Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma) in a pulsing environment. The Southwestern Naturalist. 55:11-15.      pdf

Lucas, L. K., Z. Gompert, J. R. Ott, and C. C. Nice. 2009. Geographic and
genetic isolation in spring-associated Eurycea salamanders endemic to the Edward’s Plateau region of Texas. Conservation Genetics. 10: 1309-1319.     pdf

Egan. S. E. and J. R. Ott. 2007. Host plant quality and local adaptation determine the distribution of a gall-forming herbivore. Ecology. 88: 2868-2879.  pdf

Whitely, M., J. R. Ott, E. A. Weaver, and R. J. C. McLean. 2001. Effects of community composition and growth rate on aquifer biofilm bacteria and their susceptibility to betadine disinfection. Environmental Microbiology.3: 43-52.     pdf

Braswell, W. E,  and J. R. Ott.  2000. The Biology of Doa ampla (Lepidoptera: Doidae) on its host plant Stillingia texana (Euphorbiaceae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash.102: 507-518     pdf

Langellato, G. A.,  R. F. Denno, and J. R. Ott. 2000.  A trade-off between flight capability and reproduction in males of a wing-dimorphic insect.  Ecology. 81: 865-875.     pdf

Ott, J. R., J. Baccus, S. Roberts, D. Harmel, E. Fuchs, and W. Armstrong. 1998. The comparative performance of spike-and fork-antlered yearling white-tailed deer: the basis for selection. pp 22-32 in K.A. Cearley R. and D. Rollins (eds). The role of genetics in white-tailed deer management. Second Edition. Texas A&M University Press.     pdf     Link to full proceedings

Ott, J. R., J. A. Nelson, and T. Caillouet. 1998. The effect of spider-mediated flower alteration on seed production in golden-eye phlox. The Southwestern Naturalist 43:430- 436.     pdf

Lund J. N,  J. R. Ott, and R. J. Lyon.  1998.  Heterogony in Belonocnema treatae Mayr (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 100:755-763    pdf

Ott, J. R., J. Baccus, S. Roberts, D. Harmel, E. Fuchs, and W. Armstrong. 1997.  Antler quality and body mass of spike- and fork-antlered yearling white-tailed deer at maturity. Proceedings of the Annual Conference Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. 51: 400-413.     pdf

Denno, R. F., M. McClure, and J. R. Ott. 1995.  Interspecific interactions in phytophagous insects: competition revisited and resurrected.  Annual Review of Entomology 40:297-331.    pdf

Ott, J. R. 1994. An ecological framework for the study of planthopper mating systems. In Planthoppers:Thier Ecology and Management. Eds., R.F. Denno and T. J. Perfect. Chapman & Hall, NY pp. 234-254.     pdf

Ott, J. R.  1993. Population variation in overwintering site quality: Implications for the size and composition of Acanthoscelides alboscutellatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) populations. Oecologia. 96: 493-499.     pdf

Ott, J. R. and M. Lampo. 1991. Body size selection in Acanthoscelides alboscutellatus Coleoptera:Bruchidae). I. Entrapment within the fruit of Ludwigia alternifolia (Onagraceae). Oecologia 87:522-527.     pdf

Ott, J. R. 1991. The biology of Acanthoscelides alboscutellatus (Coleoptera:Bruchidae) and its host plant Ludwigia alternifolia (Onagraceae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 93:641-651.     pdf

Ott, J. R., and R. E. Weems. 1986. The Hot Run site: A new Pleistocene vertebrate locality in Virginia. in J. N. McDonald and S. O. Bird, eds. Symposium on the Quaternary of Virginia. Va. Div. Min. Res. 75:129-130.

Ott, J. R.,  L. A. Real, and E. M. Silverfine. 1985. Bumblebee response to nectar variance: Potential effects of pollen mediated gene dispersal.
Oikos 45:333-340.    pdf

Real, L. A., J. R. Ott. and E. M. Silverfine. 1982. On the tradeoff between the mean and variance in behavioral models of foraging. Ecology 63:1617-1623.pdf

McCauley, D. E., J. R. Ott, A. Stine, and S. McGrath. 1981. Limited dispersal and its effects on population structure in the milkweed beetle Tetraopes tetraopthalamus. Oecologia 51:145-150.     pdf