Publications

  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). Azteca, Encyclopedia of Social Insects. Springer International Publishing. Accepted, .
  • Escárraga, M. E. (date unknown). Subfamilia Proceratiinae.. (pp. 681-691). Universidad Nacional Colombia, Bogotá.. Accepted, .
  • Gilbert, L. E. (date unknown). Gilbert, L. E., et al. Chapter 12. The southern Pacific lowland evergreen moist forest of the Osa region. Pages 360-411 in Kappelle, M. Ecosystems of Costa Rica. University of Chicago Press.. Accepted, .
  • McClearn, D. (date unknown). McClearn, D., et al. 2016. Chapter 16. The Caribbean lowland evergreen moist and wet forests. Pages 527-587 in Kappelle, M. Ecosystems of Costa Rica. University of Chicago Press.. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). Longino, J. T., B. Boudinot. 2013. New species of Central American Rhopalothrix Mayr, 1870 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zootaxa 3616:301-324. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3616.4.1. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T (date unknown). Expect the unexpected: a new ant from a backyard in Utah. Western North American Naturalist. Vol. 79, 496-499. Accepted, .
  • Pierce, M. P. (date unknown). Integrative taxonomy reveals multiple cryptic species within Central American Hylomyrma FOREL, 1912 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News. Vol. 25, 131-143. Accepted, .
  • Smith, M. A. (date unknown). Smith, M. A., D. H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs, J. T. Longino. 2015 Observations of Adelomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) reproductive biology facilitated by digital field microscopy and DNA barcoding. Canadian Entomologist 147:611-616. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/tce.2014.82. Accepted, .
  • Veijalainen, A. (date unknown). Veijalainen, A., N. Wahlberg, G. R. Broad, T. L. Erwin, J. T. Longino, and I. E. Sääksjärvi. 2012. Unprecedented ichneumonid parasitoid wasp diversity in tropical forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279:4694-4698. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1664. Accepted, .
  • Sikes, D. S. (date unknown). On natural history collections, digitized and not: a response to Ferro and Flick. ZooKeys. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). Longino, J. T., M. G. Branstetter, and R. K. Colwell. 2014. How ants drop out: ant abundance on tropical mountains. PLoS ONE 9:e104030. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). Longino, J. T. 2012. A review of the ant genus Adelomyrmex Emery 1897 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Central America. Zootaxa 3456:1-35. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). Longino, J. T. 2013. A revision of the ant genus Octostruma Forel 1912 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zootaxa 3699:1-61. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T (date unknown). Ant diversity patterns across tropical elevation gradients: effects of sampling method and subcommunity. Ecosphere. Vol. 10, e02798. Accepted, .
  • Kendall, B., V. Tkach, (date unknown). Answer to photo quiz: cestode proglottids. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Vol. 55, 2562-2563. Accepted, .
  • Kendall, B., V. (date unknown). Photo quiz: motile structures in the stool of a field biologist. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Vol. 55. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). Longino, J. T. 2013. A review of the Central American and Caribbean species of the ant genus Eurhopalothrix Brown and Kempf, 1961 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), with a key to New World species. Zootaxa 3693:101-151. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T., (date unknown). The arboreal ants of a Neotropical rainforest show high species density and comprise one third of the ant fauna. Biotropica. Accepted, .
  • Colwell, R. K. (date unknown). Colwell, R. K., N. J. Gotelli, L. A. Ashton, J. Beck, G. Brehm, T. M. Fayle, K. Fiedler, M. L. Forister, M. Kessler, R. L. Kitching, P. Klimes, J. Kluge, J. T. Longino, S. C. Maunsell, C. M. McCain, J. Moses, S. Noben, K. Sam, L. Sam, A. M. Shapiro, X. Wang, and V. Novotny. 2016. Midpoint attractors and species richness: Modelling the interaction between environmental drivers and geometric constraints. Ecology Letters 19:1009-1022. Accepted, .
  • Nepel, M. (date unknown). Nepel, M., H. Voglmayr, R. Blatrix, J. T. Longino, K. Fiedler, J. Schönenberger, V. E. Mayer. 2016. Ant-cultivated Chaetothyriales in hollow stems of myrmecophytic Cecropia sp. trees - diversity and patterns. Fungal Ecology 23:131-140. Accepted, .
  • Logan, C.J. (date unknown). Logan, C. J., J. T. Longino. 2013. Adult male coatis play with a band of juveniles. Brazilian Journal of Biology 73:353-355. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). The truncated bell: an enigmatic but pervasive elevational diversity pattern in Middle American ants. Ecography. Accepted, .
  • Gibb, H. (date unknown). Gibb, H., et al. 2015. Climate mediates the effects of disturbance on ant assemblage structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282: 20150418. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.0418. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J.T. (date unknown). Pheidole (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Middle American wet forest. Zootaxa. Vol. 4599, 1-126. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). Phylogenomic species delimitation, taxonomy, and ‘bird guide’ identification for the Neotropical ant genus Rasopone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insect Systematics and Diversity. Accepted, .
  • Adams, R. M. M. (date unknown). Adams, R. M. M., T. H. Jones, J. T. Longino, R. G. Weatherford, and U. G. Mueller. 2015. Alkaloid venom weaponry of three Megalomyrmex thief ants and the behavioral response of Cyphomyrmex costatus host ants. Journal of Chemical Ecology, DOI:10.1007/s10886-015-0565-y. Accepted, .
  • Booher, D. B (date unknown). Functional innovation promotes diversification of form in the evolution of an ultrafast trap-jaw mechanism in ants. PloS Biology. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). Integrating UCE phylogenomics with traditional taxonomy reveals a trove of New World Syscia species (Formicidae: Dorylinae). Insect Systematics and Diversity. Vol. 5. Accepted, .
  • Branstetter, M. G. (date unknown). UCE phylogenomics of New World Ponera Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) illuminates the origin and phylogeographic history of the endemic exotic ant P. exotica. Insect Systematics and Diversity. Vol. 3, 1-13. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). Army ants take the stage (review of Kronauer, D. J.C., Army Ants: Nature's Ultimate Social Hunters). Current Biology. Vol. 31, R161-R214, 671-910. Accepted, .
  • Aguiar, A.P. (date unknown). Aguiar, A. P., A. R. Deans, M. S. Engel, M. Forshage, J. T. Huber, J. T. Jennings, N. F. Johnson, A. S. Lelej, J. T. Longino, V. Lohrmann, I. Mikó, M. Ohl, C. Rasmussen, A. Taeger, and D. S. K. Yu. 2013. Order Hymenoptera. Zootaxa 3703:51-62. Accepted, .
  • Branstetter, M., (date unknown). Into the tropics: phylogenomics and evolutionary dynamics of a contrarian clade of ants. bioRxiv. Accepted, .
  • Smith, M. A. (date unknown). A subterranean ant Acanthostichus Mayr, 1887 is revealed in Costa Rica. Insectes Sociaux. Accepted, .
  • Branstetter, M. G (date unknown). Enriching the ant tree of life: enhanced UCE bait set for genome-scale phylogenetics of ants and other Hymenoptera. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Accepted, .
  • Veijalainen, A. (date unknown). Veijalainen, A., I. E. Sääksjärvi, T. L. Erwin, I. C. Gómez, and J. T. Longino. 2013. Subfamily composition of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) from western Amazonia: insights into diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6:28-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2012.00185.x. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). Navigating the Ship of Theseus from typology to cartography. Megataxa. Accepted, .
  • Branstetter, M. G. (date unknown). UCE phylogenomics of New World Cryptopone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) elucidates genus boundaries, species boundaries, and the vicariant history of a temperate-tropical disjunction. Insect Systematics and Diversity. Vol. 6. Accepted, .
  • Economo, E. P. (date unknown). Evolution of the latitudinal diversity gradient in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Vol. 28, 456-470. Accepted, .
  • Kendall, B. (date unknown). Kendall, B., V. Tkach, Y. Gutierrez, J. Longino, and M. Couturier. in press. Motile structures in the stool of a field biologist. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Accepted, .
  • Longino, J. T. (date unknown). Longino, J. T. 2012. Conserved wildlands still count (review of Alonso, L. et al. 2011. Still counting... biodiversity exploration for conservation: the first 20 years of the Rapid Assessment Program). Ecology 93:1761-1762. Accepted, .
  • Colwell, R. K. (date unknown). Colwell, R. K., A. Chao, N. J. Gotelli, S. Lin, C. X. Mao, R. L. Chazdon, and J. T. Longino. 2012. Models and estimators linking individual-based and sample-based rarefaction, extrapolation, and comparison of assemblages. Journal of Plant Ecology 5:3-21. Accepted, .

Research Statement

We share the planet with millions of species, and many of them are insects. A childhood fascination with insects led me to an interest in ecology and the desire to explain patterns of diversity, and I settled on ants as an ecologically dominant group of insects worthy of study. As it became clear that I was living during a time of enormous biotic change caused by human activities, I developed a strong conviction that it was important not only to understand patterns of diversity but to document it in detail for this time in history. I divide my time between two research fields: taxonomy and ecology. On the taxonomy side, I have coordinated large-scale inventories of Neotropical insect biodiversity, I discover and describe new species of ants, and I further refine our understanding of species ranges and morphological variability. I make use of advanced imaging technology, specimen-level databases, and Web-dissemination to make biodiversity data available to the widest audiences. On the ecology side, I use quantitative inventory techniques that allow analysis of diversity patterns. I am interested in how species are distributed on tropical mountainsides, what ecological factors explain the elevational range limits of species, and how species might respond to climate change.

Presentations

  • University of Costa Rica, Department of Biology, 13 Feb 2020: Sistemática mas clara con UCEs, el caso de la hormiga Adelomyrmex. Invited seminar. , Presented, 2020.
  • Instituto de Ecología, Xalapa, Mexico, 10-11 June 2019: Proyecto ADMAC: Resultados de Veracruz y Oaxaca. Inaugural talk at the IV Reunión de Formicidae, México. , Presented, 2019.
  • University of California, Riverside, Department of Entomology, 20 May 2019: Disappearing ant species: the figurative and the literal. Invited seminar. , Presented, 2019.
  • XXIII Simpósio de Mirmecologia, Curitiba, Brazil. 24-27 October 2017. "Illumina-ting alpha taxonomy" Invited speaker. , Presented, 2017.
  • Universidad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 26-30 June 2017: Pheidole de México: diversidad, taxonomía y determinación. Invited workshop instructor. , Presented, 2017.
  • Universidad de Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia, 25-31 May 2017: Taller de Taxonomía de las hormigas Pheidole. Invited workshop instructor. , Presented, 2017.
  • University of Utah College of Science, Science Night Live, Salt Lake City, 2 November 2016. Chasing demonic ants in Mayan ruins, and other stories. Invited public lecture. , Presented, 2016.
  • 25st International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida, USA, 25-30 September 2016. Tropical cloud forest ants: who are they and where did they come from? Invited symposium presentation. , Presented, 2016.
  • The Ant Course (California Academy of Sciences), Southwest Research Station, Arizona, August 2015. Invited course instructor. , Presented, 2015.
  • University of California, Davis, Department of Entomology, May 2015: Project ADMAC: ant diversity of the Mesoamerican corridor. Invited seminar. , Presented, 2015.
  • Instituto de Ecología, Xalapa, Mexico, March 2015: Patrones altitudinales de diversidad en hormigas de MesoAmerica. Invited seminar. , Presented, 2015.
  • University of Georgia, Department of Entomology, March 2015: Ants and Elevation in MesoAmerica. Invited seminar. , Presented, 2015.
  • The Ant Course (California Academy of Sciences), Maliau Basin, Borneo (Sabah), Malaysia, 2014. Invited course instructor. , Presented, 2014.
  • University of Costa Rica, Department of Biology, May 2014: Patrones altitudinales de diversidad en hormigas de MesoAmerica. Invited seminar. , Presented, 2014.
  • XXI Simpósio de Mirmecologia, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. 1-5 December 2013. " Tropical Montane Ants: Taxonomic and Ecological Approaches" and "Rainforest ants revealed: a Project ALAS retrospective." Invited speaker. , Presented, 2013.
  • University of Guelph, Integrative Biology Seminar Series, March 2013: Some like it cold: ants on tropical mountains. Invited seminar. , Presented, 2013.
  • The Ant Course (California Academy of Sciences), Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda, August 2012. Invited course instructor. , Presented, 2012.
  • Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, on-line. November 2020. "Global advances in ant phylogenomics" [symposium organizer]; "Middle America ant biogeography revealed: Highlights of Project ADMAC" [symposium presentation]. , Presented, 2020.
  • Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. November 2018. "A new era of high-resolution taxonomy for Middle American ants." Invited symposium paper. , Presented, 2018.
  • Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. November 2014. "Project ADMAC: ant diversity of the Mesoamerican corridor." Contributed paper. , Submitted, 2014.
  • Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting, Costa Rica, July 2013, organizer of symposium "Ecology, evolution, and conservation of tropical insects," with contributed paper "Neotropical ants.". , Submitted, 2013.
  • Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee. November 2012. "Litter ants from Chiapas to Nicaragua: highlights from the LLAMA project." Contributed paper. , Submitted, 2012.
  • The Entomological Collections Network Annual Meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee. November 2012. "Keep the cash flowing: specimens as currency." Contributed paper. , Submitted, 2012.
  • The Entomological Collections Network Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada. November 2011. "Biota: putting real specimen identifiers at the center." Contributed paper. , Submitted, 2011.
  • The Ant Course (California Academy of Sciences), Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana, August 2018. Invited course instructor. Other, Presented, 2018.

Languages

  • Spanish, Fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Central America