Publications

*undergraduate researchers underlined

Lawson SP, Cook CN, Brent CS, Rehan SM (in prep) Biogenic amines regulates nesting cycle in the subsocial carpenter bee.

Lawson SP, Lombard SS, Shell WA, Rehan SM (in prep) The ecological underpinnings of social plasticity in small carpenter bees across a latitudinal gradient.

Lawson SP, Helmreich SL, Rehan SM (2017) Effects of nutritional deprivation on development and behavior in the subsocial bee Ceratina calcarata (Hymenoptera: Xylocopinae). J. Experimental Biology In press.

Lawson SP, Sigle L, Lind A, Legan A, Mezzanotte JN, Honegger HW, Abbot P (2017) An alternative pathway to eusociality: exploring the molecular and functional basis of fortress defense. Evolution 71(8):1986-1998. pdf

Lawson SP, Ciaccio KN, Rehan SM (2016) Maternal manipulation of pollen provisions affects worker production in a small carpenter bee. Behavioral Ecology Sociobiology 70(11):1891-1900. pdf

Rehan SM, Glastad K, Lawson SP, Hunt B (2016) The genome and methylome of a subsocial small carpenter bee, Ceratina calcarata. Genome Biology and Evolution 8(5):1401-1410. pdf

Miller DG, Lawson SP, Estby H, Rinker D, Abbot P (2015) The origin and genetic differentiation of the socially parasitic aphid Tamalia inquilinus. Molecular Ecology 24:5751-5766. pdf

Lawson SP, Legan A, Graham C, Abbot P (2014) Comparative phenotyping across a social transition in aphids. Animal Behaviour 96:117-125. pdf

Lawson SP, Christian N, Abbot P (2014) Comparative analysis of the biodiversity of fungal endophytes in insect-induced galls and surrounding foliar tissue. Fungal Diversity 66(1):89-97. pdf

Chavarria Pizarro* L., McCreery* H, Lawson* SP, Winston* M, O’Donnell S (2012) Sodium-specific foraging by leafcutter ant workers (Atta cephalotes, Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ecological Entomology 37:435-438. *all contributed pdf