Brian L. Fisher, M.Sc. - Publications

Affiliations: 
California Academy of Sciences California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, United States 
Area:
Ant ecology, taxonomy
Website:
http://research.calacademy.org/ent/staff/bfisher

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2021 Csősz S, Seifert B, Mikó I, Boudinot BE, Borowiec ML, Fisher BL, Prebus M, Puniamoorthy J, Rakotonirina JC, Rasoamanana N, Schultz R, Trietsch C, Ulmer JM, Elek Z. Insect morphometry is reproducible under average investigation standards. Ecology and Evolution. 11: 547-559. PMID 33437450 DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7075  0.36
2019 Borowiec ML, Rabeling C, Brady SG, Fisher BL, Schultz TR, Ward PS. Compositional heterogeneity and outgroup choice influence the internal phylogeny of the ants. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. PMID 30738910 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2019.01.024  0.64
2016 Ward PS, Brady SG, Fisher BL, Schultz TR. Phylogenetic classifications are informative, stable, and pragmatic: the case for monophyletic taxa. Insectes Sociaux. 63: 489-492. PMID 27773940 DOI: 10.1007/S00040-016-0516-9  0.64
2016 Ward PS, Blaimer BB, Fisher BL. A revised phylogenetic classification of the ant subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with resurrection of the genera Colobopsis and Dinomyrmex. Zootaxa. 4072: 343-357. PMID 27395929 DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.4072.3.4  1
2016 Graham NR, Fisher BL, Girman DJ. Phylogeography in Response to Reproductive Strategies and Ecogeographic Isolation in Ant Species on Madagascar: Genus Mystrium (Formicidae: Amblyoponinae). Plos One. 11: e0146170. PMID 26800442 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0146170  1
2016 Ward PS, Blaimer BB, Fisher BL. A revised phylogenetic classification of the ant subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with resurrection of the genera Colobopsis and Dinomyrmex Zootaxa. 4072: 343-357. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4072.3.4  1
2016 Ward PS, Fisher BL. Tales of dracula ants: The evolutionary history of the ant subfamily Amblyoponinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Systematic Entomology. 41: 683-693. DOI: 10.1111/Syen.12186  1
2015 Blaimer BB, Brady SG, Schultz TR, Lloyd MW, Fisher BL, Ward PS. Phylogenomic methods outperform traditional multi-locus approaches in resolving deep evolutionary history: a case study of formicine ants. Bmc Evolutionary Biology. 15: 271. PMID 26637372 DOI: 10.1186/S12862-015-0552-5  1
2015 Londe S, Monnin T, Cornette R, Debat V, Fisher BL, Molet M. Phenotypic plasticity and modularity allow for the production of novel mosaic phenotypes in ants. Evodevo. 6: 36. PMID 26629324 DOI: 10.1186/S13227-015-0031-5  1
2015 Csősz S, Fisher BL. Diagnostic survey of Malagasy Nesomyrmex species-groups and revision of hafahafa group species via morphology based cluster delimitation protocol. Zookeys. 19-59. PMID 26487823 DOI: 10.3897/Zookeys.526.6037  1
2015 Garcia FH, Fisher BL. Taxonomy of the hyper-diverse ant genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Malagasy region (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) – first record of the T. setigerum species group and additions to the Malagasy species groups with an updated illustrated identification key Zookeys. 2015: 121-153. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.512.9860  1
2015 Ward PS, Brady SG, Fisher BL, Schultz TR. The evolution of myrmicine ants: Phylogeny and biogeography of a hyperdiverse ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Systematic Entomology. 40: 61-81. DOI: 10.1111/Syen.12090  1
2015 Blaimer BB, Brady SG, Schultz TR, Fisher BL. Functional and phylogenetic approaches reveal the evolution of diversity in a hyper diverse biota Ecography. DOI: 10.1111/Ecog.01370  1
2014 Rakotonirina JC, Fisher BL. Revision of the Malagasy ponerine ants of the genus Leptogenys Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa. 3836: 1-163. PMID 25081576 DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3836.1.1  1
2014 LaPolla JS, Fisher BL. Then there were five: a reexamination of the ant genus Paratrechina (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zookeys. 35-48. PMID 25061388 DOI: 10.3897/Zookeys.422.7779  1
2014 LaPolla JS, Fisher BL. Two new Paraparatrechina (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) species from the Seychelles, with notes on the hypogaeic weissi species-group. Zookeys. 139-55. PMID 25009420 DOI: 10.3897/Zookeys.414.7542  1
2014 Hita Garcia F, Fisher BL. The hyper-diverse ant genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the Malagasy region taxonomic revision of the T. naganum, T. plesiarum, T. schaufussii, and T. severini species groups. Zookeys. 1-170. PMID 25009414 DOI: 10.3897/Zookeys.413.7172  1
2014 Hölldobler B, Obermayer M, Plowes NJ, Fisher BL. New exocrine glands in ants: the hypostomal gland and basitarsal gland in the genus Melissotarsus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Die Naturwissenschaften. 101: 527-32. PMID 24903680 DOI: 10.1007/S00114-014-1186-Y  1
2014 Hita Garcia F, Fisher BL. The ant genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae): synonymisation of Decamorium Forel under Tetramorium, and taxonomic revision of the T. decem species group. Zookeys. 67-103. PMID 24899856 DOI: 10.3897/Zookeys.411.7260  1
2014 Brady SG, Fisher BL, Schultz TR, Ward PS. The rise of army ants and their relatives: diversification of specialized predatory doryline ants. Bmc Evolutionary Biology. 14: 93. PMID 24886136 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-14-93  1
2014 Bolton B, Fisher BL. The Madagascan endemic myrmicine ants related to Eutetramorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): taxonomy of the genera Eutetramorium Emery, Malagidris nom. n., Myrmisaraka gen. n., Royidris gen. n., and Vitsika gen. n. Zootaxa. 3791: 1-99. PMID 24869996 DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3791.1.1  1
2014 Garcia FH, Fisher BL. Taxonomic revision of the cryptic ant genus Probolomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Proceratiinae) in Madagascar Mitteilungen Aus Dem Museum Fur Naturkunde in Berlin - Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 61: 65-76. DOI: 10.3897/Dez.61.7634  1
2014 Sharaf MR, Fisher BL, Aldawood AS. Notes on ants of the genus Strumigenys F. Smith, 1860 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Arabian Peninsula, with a key to species Sociobiology. 61: 293-299. DOI: 10.13102/Sociobiology.V61I3.293-299  1
2013 Boudinot BE, Fisher BL. A taxonomic revision of the Meranoplus F. Smith of Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) with keys to species and diagnosis of the males. Zootaxa. 3635: 301-39. PMID 26097952 DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3635.4.1  1
2013 Rakotonirina JC, Fisher BL. Revision of the Pachycondyla sikorae species-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Madagascar. Zootaxa. 3683: 447-85. PMID 25250464 DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3683.4.8  1
2013 Fischer G, Fisher BL. A revision of Pheidole Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the islands of the southwest Indian Ocean and designation of a neotype for the invasive Pheidole megacephala. Zootaxa. 3683: 301-56. PMID 25250457 DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3683.4.1  1
2013 Rakotonirina JC, Fisher BL. Revision of the Pachycondyla wasmannii-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Malagasy region. Zootaxa. 3609: 101-41. PMID 24699577 DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3609.2.1  1
2013 Blaimer BB, Fisher BL. How much variation can one ant species hold? Species delimitation in the Crematogaster kelleri-group in Madagascar. Plos One. 8: e68082. PMID 23874503 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0068082  1
2013 Garcia FH, Fisher BL. The Tetramorium tortuosum species group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) revisited - taxonomic revision of the Afrotropical T. capillosum species complex. Zookeys. 77-99. PMID 23794889 DOI: 10.3897/Zookeys.299.5063  1
2013 Blaimer BB, Fisher BL. Taxonomy of the Crematogaster degeeri-species-assemblage in the Malagasy region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) European Journal of Taxonomy. 2013: 1-64. DOI: 10.5852/Ejt.2013.51  1
2013 Bouchet DC, Peeters C, Fisher BL, Molet M. Both female castes contribute to colony emigration in the polygynous ant Mystrium oberthueri Ecological Entomology. 38: 408-417. DOI: 10.1111/Een.12033  1
2012 Smith MA, Bertrand C, Crosby K, Eveleigh ES, Fernandez-Triana J, Fisher BL, Gibbs J, Hajibabaei M, Hallwachs W, Hind K, Hrcek J, Huang DW, Janda M, Janzen DH, Li Y, et al. Wolbachia and DNA barcoding insects: patterns, potential, and problems. Plos One. 7: e36514. PMID 22567162 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0036514  1
2012 Yoshimura M, Fisher BL. A revision of male ants of the Malagasy Amblyoponinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with resurrections of the genera Stigmatomma and Xymmer. Plos One. 7: e33325. PMID 22496722 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0033325  1
2012 Garcia FH, Fisher BL. The ant genus tetramorium mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Malagasy region-taxonomic revision of the T. kelleri and T. tortuosum species groups Zootaxa. 1-85. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3592.1.1  1
2012 Garcia FH, Fisher BL. The ant genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Malagasy region-taxonomy of the T. bessonii, T. bonibony, T. dysalum, T. marginatum, T. tsingy, and T. weitzeckeri species groups Zootaxa. 1-123. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3365.1.1  1
2012 Yoshimura M, Fisher BL. A revision of the Malagasy endemic genus Adetomyrma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae) Zootaxa. 1-31. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3341.1.1  1
2012 Bolton B, Fisher BL. Taxonomy of the cerapachyine ant genera Simopone Forel, Vicinopone gen. n. and Tanipone gen. n. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Zootaxa. 1-101. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3283.1.1  1
2011 Mindell DP, Fisher BL, Roopnarine P, Eisen J, Mace GM, Page RD, Pyle RL. Aggregating, tagging and integrating biodiversity research. Plos One. 6: e19491. PMID 21829594 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0019491  1
2011 Lapolla JS, Hawkes PG, Fisher BL. Monograph of Nylanderia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the World, Part I: Nylanderia in the Afrotropics Zootaxa. 10-36. DOI: 10.5281/Zenodo.33908  1
2011 Garcia FH, Fisher BL. The ant genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Malagasy region-introduction, definition of species groups, and revision of the T. bicarinatum, T. obesum, T. sericeiventre and T. tosii species groups Zootaxa. 1-72. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3039.1.1  1
2011 Bolton B, Fisher BL. Taxonomy of afrotropical and west palaearctic ants of the ponerine genus hypoponera santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Zootaxa. 1-118. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.2843.1.1  1
2011 Yoshimura M, Fisher BL. A revision of male ants of the malagasy region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Key to genera of the subfamily Dolichoderinae Zootaxa. 1-34. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.2794.1.1  1
2010 Ward PS, Brady SG, Fisher BL, Schultz TR. Phylogeny and biogeography of dolichoderine ants: effects of data partitioning and relict taxa on historical inference. Systematic Biology. 59: 342-62. PMID 20525640 DOI: 10.1093/Sysbio/Syq012  1
2010 Weiser MD, Sanders NJ, Agosti D, Andersen AN, Ellison AM, Fisher BL, Gibb H, Gotelli NJ, Gove AD, Gross K, Guénard B, Janda M, Kaspari M, Lessard JP, Longino JT, et al. Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships. Biology Letters. 6: 769-72. PMID 20462885 DOI: 10.1098/Rsbl.2010.0151  1
2010 Lapolla JS, Cheng CH, Fisher BL. Taxonomic revision of the ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) genus Paraparatrechina in the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions Zootaxa. 1-27. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.2387.1.1  1
2010 Fisher BL. Biogeography Ant Ecology. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544639.003.0002  1
2010 Irwin MT, Wright PC, Birkinshaw C, Fisher BL, Gardner CJ, Glos J, Goodman SM, Loiselle P, Rabeson P, Raharison JL, Raherilalao MJ, Rakotondravony D, Raselimanana A, Ratsimbazafy J, Sparks JS, et al. Patterns of species change in anthropogenically disturbed forests of Madagascar Biological Conservation. 143: 2351-2362. DOI: 10.1016/J.Biocon.2010.01.023  1
2009 Smith MA, Fisher BL. Invasions, DNA barcodes, and rapid biodiversity assessment using ants of Mauritius. Frontiers in Zoology. 6: 31. PMID 20003263 DOI: 10.1186/1742-9994-6-31  1
2009 Dunn RR, Agosti D, Andersen AN, Arnan X, Bruhl CA, Cerdá X, Ellison AM, Fisher BL, Fitzpatrick MC, Gibb H, Gotelli NJ, Gove AD, Guenard B, Janda M, Kaspari M, et al. Climatic drivers of hemispheric asymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness. Ecology Letters. 12: 324-33. PMID 19292793 DOI: 10.1111/J.1461-0248.2009.01291.X  1
2009 Fisher BL. Two new dolichoderine ant genera from madagascar: Aptinoma gen. n. and ravavy gen. n. (hymenoptera: Formicidae) Zootaxa. 37-52. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.2118.1.3  1
2009 Yoshimura M, Fisher BL. A revision of male ants of the Malagasy region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Key to genera of the subfamily proceratiinae Zootaxa. 1-21.  1
2008 Fisher BL, Smith MA. A revision of Malagasy species of Anochetus mayr and Odontomachus latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Plos One. 3: e1787. PMID 18509544 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0001787  1
2008 Kremen C, Cameron A, Moilanen A, Phillips SJ, Thomas CD, Beentje H, Dransfield J, Fisher BL, Glaw F, Good TC, Harper GJ, Hijmans RJ, Lees DC, Louis E, Nussbaum RA, et al. Aligning conservation priorities across taxa in Madagascar with high-resolution planning tools. Science (New York, N.Y.). 320: 222-6. PMID 18403708 DOI: 10.1126/Science.1155193  1
2008 Bolton B, Fisher BL. Afrotropical ants of the ponerine genera Centromyrmex Mayr, Promyopias Santschi gen. rev. and Feroponera gen. n., with a revised key to genera of African Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Zootaxa. 1-37. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.1929.1.1  1
2008 Bolton B, Fisher BL. The Afrotropical ponerine ant genus Phrynoponera Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Zootaxa. 35-52. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.1892.1.3  1
2008 Bolton B, Fisher BL. The Afrotropical ponerine ant genus Asphinctopone Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Zootaxa. 53-61. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.1827.1.3  1
2008 Yanoviak SP, Fisher BL, Alonso A. Arboreal ant diversity (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a central African forest African Journal of Ecology. 46: 60-66. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2028.2007.00810.X  1
2008 Clarke KM, Fisher BL, Lebuhn G. The influence of urban park characteristics on ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) communities Urban Ecosystems. 11: 317-334. DOI: 10.1007/S11252-008-0065-8  1
2008 Kremen C, Cameron A, Razafimpahanana A, Moilanen A, Thomas CD, Beentje H, Dransfield J, Fisher BL, Glaw F, Good TC, Harper GJ, Hijmans RJ, Lees DC, Louis E, Nussbaum RA, et al. Conservation with caveats: Response Science. 321: 341-342.  1
2007 Molet M, Peeters C, Fisher BL. Winged queens replaced by reproductives smaller than workers in Mystrium ants. Die Naturwissenschaften. 94: 280-7. PMID 17165079 DOI: 10.1007/S00114-006-0190-2  1
2007 Yoshimura M, Fisher BL. A revision of male ants of the Malagasy region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Key to subfamilies and treatment of the genera of Ponerinae Zootaxa. 21-40. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.1654.1.2  1
2007 Fisher BL, Bolton B. The ant genus Pseudaphomomyrmex Wheeler, 1920 a junior synonym of Tapinoma Foerster, 1850 Zootaxa. 65-68. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.1427.1.5  1
2007 Molet M, Peeters C, Follin I, Fisher BL. Reproductive caste performs intranidal tasks instead of workers in the ant Mystrium oberthueri Ethology. 113: 721-729. DOI: 10.1111/J.1439-0310.2007.01376.X  1
2007 Molet M, Peeters C, Fisher BL. Permanent loss of wings in queens of the ant Odontomachus coquereli from Madagascar Insectes Sociaux. 54: 183-188. DOI: 10.1007/S00040-007-0930-0  1
2007 Woodhead C, Vences M, Vieites DR, Gamboni I, Fisher BL, Griffiths RA. Specialist or generalist? Feeding ecology of the Malagasy poison frog Mantella aurantiaca Herpetological Journal. 17: 225-236.  1
2007 Fisher BL. Ants of North America: A Guide to the Genera Ants of North America: a Guide to the Genera 1
2006 Brady SG, Schultz TR, Fisher BL, Ward PS. Evaluating alternative hypotheses for the early evolution and diversification of ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103: 18172-7. PMID 17079492 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.0605858103  1
2006 Clark VC, Rakotomalala V, Ramilijaona O, Abrell L, Fisher BL. Individual variation in alkaloid content of poison frogs of Madagascar (Mantella; Mantellidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 32: 2219-33. PMID 17013661 DOI: 10.1007/S10886-006-9144-6  1
2006 Underwood EC, Fisher BL. The role of ants in conservation monitoring: If, when, and how Biological Conservation. 132: 166-182. DOI: 10.1016/J.Biocon.2006.03.022  1
2005 Smith MA, Fisher BL, Hebert PD. DNA barcoding for effective biodiversity assessment of a hyperdiverse arthropod group: the ants of Madagascar. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 360: 1825-34. PMID 16214741 DOI: 10.1098/Rstb.2005.1714  1
2004 Saux C, Fisher BL, Spicer GS. Dracula ant phylogeny as inferred by nuclear 28S rDNA sequences and implications for ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 33: 457-68. PMID 15336679 DOI: 10.1016/J.Ympev.2004.06.017  1
2002 Fisher BL, Robertson HG. Comparison and origin of forest and grassland ant assemblages in the high plateau of Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Biotropica. 34: 155-167. DOI: 10.1646/0006-3606(2002)034[0155:Caoofa]2.0.Co;2  1
2002 Vences M, Glaw F, Fisher BL. Notes on the distribution of Dyscophus insularis (Anura: Microhylidae) Herpetological Review. 33: 18-19.  1
1999 Fisher BL. Improving inventory efficiency: A case study of leaf-litter ant diversity in Madagascar Ecological Applications. 9: 714-731. DOI: 10.1890/1051-0761(1999)009[0714:Iieacs]2.0.Co;2  1
1999 Fisher BL, Robertson HG. Silk production by adult workers of the ant Melissotarsus emeryi (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in South African fynbos Insectes Sociaux. 46: 78-83. DOI: 10.1007/S000400050116  1
1998 Fisher BL. Insect behavior and ecology in conservation: Preserving functional species interactions Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 91: 155-158. DOI: 10.1093/Aesa/91.2.155  1
1997 Fisher BL. Biogeography and ecology of the ant fauna of Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Journal of Natural History. 31: 269-302. DOI: 10.1080/00222939700770141  1
1997 Fisher BL. A comparison of ant assemblages (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) on serpentine and non-serpentine soils in northern California Insectes Sociaux. 44: 23-33. DOI: 10.1007/S000400050027  1
1991 Fisher BL, Howe HF, Wright SJ. Survival and growth of Virola surinamensis yearlings: Water augmentation in gap and understory Oecologia. 86: 292-297. DOI: 10.1007/BF00317543  1
1990 Fisher BL, da Silveira Lobo Sternberg L, Price D. Variation in the use of orchid extrafloral nectar by ants. Oecologia. 83: 263-6. PMID 22160122 DOI: 10.1007/Bf00317763  1
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