Sean O'Donnell, Ph.D. - Publications

Affiliations: 
1982-1986 Biology Saint Joseph's University, Merion Station, PA, United States 
 1986-1987 Tropical ecology University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 
 1987-1993 Entomology and Zoology University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 
 1993-1996 Animal Behavior and entomology University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 
 1996-2011 Psychology University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, WA 
 2011- Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, United States 
Area:
Entomology, animal behavior, social insects
Website:
https://drexel.edu/coas/faculty-research/faculty-directory/Sean-ODonnell/

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Year Citation  Score
2018 Driver RJ, DeLeon S, O'Donnell S. Novel observation of a raptor, Collared Forest-falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus), depredating a fleeing snake at an army ant (Eciton burchellii parvispinum) raid front The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 130: 792-796. DOI: 10.1676/1559-4491-130.3.792  0.356
2017 Łukasik P, Newton JA, Sanders JG, Hu Y, Moreau CS, Kronauer DJ, O'Donnell S, Koga R, Russell JA. The structured diversity of specialized gut symbionts of the New World army ants. Molecular Ecology. PMID 28393425 DOI: 10.1111/Mec.14140  0.315
2017 O'Donnell S. Evidence for facilitation among avian army-ant attendants: specialization and species associations across elevations Biotropica. 49: 665-674. DOI: 10.1111/Btp.12452  0.365
2015 O'Donnell S, Bulova SJ, DeLeon S, Khodak P, Miller S, Sulger E. Distributed cognition and social brains: reductions in mushroom body investment accompanied the origins of sociality in wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 282. PMID 26085587 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2015.0791  0.347
2015 Baudier KM, Mudd AE, Erickson SC, O'Donnell S. Microhabitat and body size effects on heat tolerance: implications for responses to climate change (army ants: Formicidae, Ecitoninae). The Journal of Animal Ecology. 84: 1322-30. PMID 26072696 DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12388  0.34
2014 Soare TW, Kumar A, Naish KA, O'Donnell S. Genetic evidence for landscape effects on dispersal in the army ant Eciton burchellii. Molecular Ecology. 23: 96-109. PMID 24372755 DOI: 10.1111/Mec.12573  0.324
2014 O'Donnell S, Kumar A, Logan CJ. Do Nearctic migrant birds compete with residents at army ant raids? A geographic and seasonal analysis The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 126: 474-487. DOI: 10.1676/13-109.1  0.345
2014 Sulger E, McAloon N, Bulova SJ, Sapp J, O'Donnell S. Evidence for adaptive brain tissue reduction in obligate social parasites (Polyergus mexicanus) relative to their hosts (Formica fusca) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 113: 415-422. DOI: 10.1111/Bij.12375  0.356
2013 McCann S, Moeri O, Jones T, Scott C, Khaskin G, Gries R, O'Donnell S, Gries G. Strike fast, strike hard: the red-throated caracara exploits absconding behavior of social wasps during nest predation. Plos One. 8: e84114. PMID 24386338 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0084114  0.434
2012 Laurance WF, Useche DC, Rendeiro J, Kalka M, Bradshaw CJ, Sloan SP, Laurance SG, Campbell M, Abernethy K, Alvarez P, Arroyo-Rodriguez V, Ashton P, Benítez-Malvido J, Blom A, Bobo KS, et al. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature. 489: 290-4. PMID 22832582 DOI: 10.1038/Nature11318  0.308
2011 O'Donnell S, Clifford M, Molina Y. Comparative analysis of constraints and caste differences in brain investment among social paper wasps. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108: 7107-12. PMID 21482775 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.1017566108  0.323
2011 Kronauer DJ, O'Donnell S, Boomsma JJ, Pierce NE. Strict monandry in the ponerine army ant genus Simopelta suggests that colony size and complexity drive mating system evolution in social insects. Molecular Ecology. 20: 420-8. PMID 21121990 DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-294X.2010.04945.X  0.309
2010 O'Donnell S, Kumar A, Logan C. Army Ant Raid Attendance and Bivouac-Checking Behavior by Neotropical Montane Forest Birds The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 122: 503-512. DOI: 10.1676/09-156.1  0.387
2009 Molina Y, Harris RM, O'Donnell S. Brain organization mirrors caste differences, colony founding and nest architecture in paper wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 276: 3345-51. PMID 19553252 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2009.0817  0.389
2009 Jones TA, Donlan NA, O'Donnell S. Growth and pruning of mushroom body Kenyon cell dendrites during worker behavioral development in the paper wasp, Polybia aequatorialis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 92: 485-95. PMID 19539772 DOI: 10.1016/j.nlm.2009.06.007  0.322
2009 Kumar A, O'Donnell S. Elevation and forest clearing effects on foraging differ between surface - and subterranean - foraging army ants (Formicidae: Ecitoninae) Journal of Animal Ecology. 78: 91-97. PMID 19120597 DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2656.2008.01483.X  0.341
2009 Smith AR, Kapheim KM, O'Donnell S, Wcislo WT. Social competition but not subfertility leads to a division of labour in the facultatively social sweat bee Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) Animal Behaviour. 78: 1043-1050. DOI: 10.1016/J.Anbehav.2009.06.032  0.399
2009 Molina Y, O'Donnell S. Worker reproductive competition affects division of labor in a primitively social paperwasp (Polistes instabilis) Insectes Sociaux. 56: 14-20. DOI: 10.1007/s00040-008-1027-0  0.349
2008 Molina Y, O'Donnell S. Age, sex, and dominance-related mushroom body plasticity in the paperwasp Mischocyttarus mastigophorus Developmental Neurobiology. 68: 950-959. PMID 18361403 DOI: 10.1002/Dneu.20633  0.386
2008 Molina Y, O'Donnell S. A developmental test of the dominance-nutrition hypothesis: linking adult feeding, aggression, and reproductive potential in the paperwaspMischocyttarusmastigophorus Ethology Ecology & Evolution. 20: 125-139. DOI: 10.1080/08927014.2008.9522533  0.401
2007 Molina Y, O'Donnell S. Mushroom body volume is related to social aggression and ovary development in the paperwasp Polistes instabilis Brain, Behavior and Evolution. 70: 137-144. PMID 17519526 DOI: 10.1159/000102975  0.326
2007 O'Donnell S, Donlan N, Jones T. Developmental and dominance-associated differences in mushroom body structure in the paper wasp Mischocyttarus mastigophorus. Developmental Neurobiology. 67: 39-46. PMID 17443770 DOI: 10.1002/Dneu.20324  0.41
2007 O'Donnell S, Lattke J, Powell S, Kaspari M. Army ants in four forests: geographic variation in raid rates and species composition. The Journal of Animal Ecology. 76: 580-9. PMID 17439474 DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2656.2007.01221.X  0.36
2007 Kumar A, O'Donnell S. Fragmentation and elevation effects on bird–army ant interactions in neotropical montane forest of Costa Rica Journal of Tropical Ecology. 23: 581-590. DOI: 10.1017/S0266467407004270  0.364
2006 O'Donnell S. Polybia wasp biting interactions recruit foragers following experimental worker removals Animal Behaviour. 71: 709-715. DOI: 10.1016/J.Anbehav.2005.07.013  0.396
2005 O'Donnell S, Kaspari M, Lattke J. Extraordinary predation by the neotropical army ant Cheliomyrmex andicola: Implications for the evolution of the army ant syndrome Biotropica. 37: 706-709. DOI: 10.1111/J.1744-7429.2005.00091.X  0.367
2004 O'Donnell S, Beshers SN. The role of male disease susceptibility in the evolution of haplodiploid insect societies. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 271: 979-83. PMID 15255054 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2004.2685  0.333
2004 O'Donnell S, Donlan NA, Jones TA. Mushroom body structural change is associated with division of labor in eusocial wasp workers (Polybia aequatorialis, Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Neuroscience Letters. 356: 159-62. PMID 15036619 DOI: 10.1016/J.Neulet.2003.11.053  0.384
2004 Foster RL, Brunskill A, Verdirame D, O'Donnell S. Reproductive physiology, dominance interactions, and division of labour among bumble bee workers Physiological Entomology. 29: 327-334. DOI: 10.1111/J.0307-6962.2004.00388.X  0.417
2003 O'Donnell S. The development of biting interactions and task performance in a tropical eusocial wasp Behaviour. 140: 255-267. DOI: 10.1163/156853903321671523  0.435
2003 Smith AR, Wcislo WT, O'Donnell S. Assured fitness returns favor sociality in a mass-provisioning sweat bee, Megalopta genalis (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 54: 14-21. DOI: 10.1007/S00265-003-0589-0  0.403
2002 O'Donnell S, Jeanne RL. The nest as fortress: defensive behavior of Polybia emaciata, a mud-nesting eusocial wasp Journal of Insect Science (Online). 2: 3. PMID 15455037 DOI: 10.1093/Jis/2.1.3  0.606
2002 Howard K, Smith A, O'Donnell S, Jeanne R. Novel method of swarm emigration by the epiponine wasp, Apoica pallens (Hymenoptera Vespidae) Ethology Ecology & Evolution. 14: 365-371. DOI: 10.1080/08927014.2002.9522737  0.575
2002 Smith AR, O'Donnell S, Jeanne RL. Journal of Insect Behavior. 15: 751-764. DOI: 10.1023/A:1021119322398  0.618
2001 Markiewicz DA, O'Donnell S. Social dominance, task performance and nutrition: Implications for reproduction in eusocial wasps Journal of Comparative Physiology - a Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. 187: 327-333. PMID 11529476 DOI: 10.1007/S003590100204  0.429
2001 Hunt JH, O'Donnell S, Chernoff N, Brownie C. Observations on two neotropical swarm-founding wasps, Agelaia yepocapa and A. panamaensis (hymenoptera: vespidae) Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 94: 555-562. DOI: 10.1603/0013-8746(2001)094[0555:Ootnsf]2.0.Co;2  0.31
2001 O'Donnell S. Worker biting interactions and task performance in a swarm-founding eusocial wasp (Polybia occidentalis, Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Behavioral Ecology. 12: 353-359. DOI: 10.1093/Beheco/12.3.353  0.449
2001 O'Donnell S, Foster RL. Thresholds of response in nest thermoregulation by worker bumble bees, Bombus bifarius nearcticus (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Ethology. 107: 387-399. DOI: 10.1046/J.1439-0310.2001.00668.X  0.364
2001 O'donnell S. Worker age, ovary development, and temporal polyethism in the swarm-founding wasp Polybia occidentalis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Journal of Insect Behavior. 14: 201-213. DOI: 10.1023/A:1007837727984  0.418
2000 Kaspari M, O'Donnell S, Kercher JR. Energy, Density, and Constraints to Species Richness: Ant Assemblages along a Productivity Gradient. The American Naturalist. 155: 280-293. PMID 10686166 DOI: 10.1086/303313  0.314
2000 O'Donnell S, Reichardt M, Foster R. Individual and colony factors in bumble bee division of labor (Bombus bifarius nearcticus Handl; Hymenoptera, Apidae) Insectes Sociaux. 47: 164-170. DOI: 10.1007/Pl00001696  0.421
1999 O'DONNELL S, JOYCE FJ. Dual mimicry in the dimorphic eusocial wasp Mischocyttarus mastigophorus Richards (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 66: 501-514. DOI: 10.1111/J.1095-8312.1999.Tb01923.X  0.377
1998 O'Donnell S. Effects of Experimental Forager Removals on Division of Labour in the Primitively Eusocial Wasp Polistes Instabilis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Behaviour. 135: 173-193. DOI: 10.1163/156853998793066348  0.323
1998 O'Donnell S. Reproductive caste determination in eusocial wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Annual Review of Entomology. 43: 323-346. DOI: 10.1146/Annurev.Ento.43.1.323  0.435
1998 O'Donnell S. Dominance and polyethism in the eusocial wasp Mischocyttarus mastigophorus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 43: 327-331. DOI: 10.1007/S002650050498  0.428
1997 O'Donnell S. How parasites can promote the expression of social behaviour in their hosts Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences. 264: 689-694. DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.1997.0098  0.335
1996 O'Donnell S. Reproductive potential and division of labor in wasps: are queen and worker behavior alternative strategies? Ethology Ecology & Evolution. 8: 305-308. DOI: 10.1080/08927014.1996.9522921  0.339
1995 O'Donnell S. Necrophagy by Neotropical Swarm-Founding Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Epiponini) Biotropica. 27: 133. DOI: 10.2307/2388911  0.303
1995 O'donnell S, Jeanne RL. Implications of senescence patterns for the evolution of age polyethism in eusocial insects Behavioral Ecology. 6: 269-273. DOI: 10.1093/Beheco/6.3.269  0.622
1995 O'Donnell S, Jeanne RL. Worker lipid stores decrease with outside-nest task performance in wasps: Implications for the evolution of age polyethism Experientia. 51: 749-752. DOI: 10.1007/Bf01941274  0.602
1995 O'Donnell S. Division of labor in post-emergence colonies of the primitively eusocial wasp Polistes instabilis de Saussure (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Insectes Sociaux. 42: 17-29. DOI: 10.1007/Bf01245696  0.362
1993 O'DONNELL S, JEANNE RL. Methoprene accelerates age polyethism in workers of a social wasp (Polybia occidentalis) Physiological Entomology. 18: 189-194. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-3032.1993.Tb00467.X  0.624
1992 O'Donnell S, Jeanne RL. Lifelong patterns of forager behaviour in a tropical swarm-founding wasp: effects of specialization and activity level on longevity Animal Behaviour. 44: 1021-1027. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-3472(05)80314-8  0.644
1992 O'Donnell S, Jeanne RL. Forager success increases with experience in Polybia occidentalis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Insectes Sociaux. 39: 451-454. DOI: 10.1007/Bf01240628  0.622
1992 O'Donnell S, Jeanne RL. The effects of colony characteristics on life span and foraging behavior of individual wasps (Polybia occidentalis, Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Insectes Sociaux. 39: 73-80. DOI: 10.1007/Bf01240532  0.646
1991 O'Donnell S, Jeanne RL. Interspecific occupation of a tropical social wasp colony (Hymenoptera: Vespidae:Polistes) Journal of Insect Behavior. 4: 397-400. DOI: 10.1007/Bf01048286  0.596
1990 O'Donnell S, Jeanne RL. Notes on an army ant (Eciton burchelli) raid on a social wasp colony (Agelaia yepocapa) in Costa Rica Journal of Tropical Ecology. 6: 507-509. DOI: 10.1017/S0266467400004958  0.609
1990 O'Donnell S, Jeanne RL. Forager specialization and the control of nest repair in Polybia occidentalis Olivier (Hymenoptera : Vespidae) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 27: 359-364. DOI: 10.1007/Bf00164007  0.607
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