Evolutionary and Ecological
Entomology Lab

Dr Sophie Evison


  • Evison S.E.F. (2015) Chalkbrood: epidemiological perspectives from the host-parasite relationship. Current Opinion in Insect Science (In press) doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2015.04.015

  • Roberts K., Evison S.E.F., Baer B. and Hughes W.O.H. (2015) The cost of promiscuity: sexual transmission of Nosema microsporidian parasites in polyandrous honey bees. Scientific Reports (In press)

  • Evison S.E.F., Foley K., Jensen A.B. and Hughes W.O.H. (2015) Genetic diversity, virulence and fitness evolution in an obligate fungal parasite of bees. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 179-188 doi: 10.1111/jeb.12555

  • Tranter C., LeFevre L., Evison S.E.F. and Hughes W.O.H. (2014) Threat detection: contextual recognition and response to parasites by ants. Behavioural Ecology 26: 396-405 doi: 10.1093/beheco/aru203

  • Graystock P., Yates K., Evison S.E.F., Darvill B., Goulson D. and Hughes W.O.H. (2013) Trojan hives: pollinator pathogens, imported and distributed in bumblebee colonies. Journal of Applied Ecology 50: 1207–1215 doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12134

  • Evison S.E.F., Fazio G., Chappell P., Foley K., Jensen A.B. and Hughes W.O.H. (2013) Host-parasite genotypic interactions in the honeybee: the dynamics of diversity. Ecology and Evolution 3: 2214-2222 doi: 10.1002/ece3.599

  • Evison S.E.F., Ferreira R.S., d’Ettorre P., Fresneau D. and Poteaux C. (2012) Chemical signature and reproductive status in the facultatively polygynous ant Pachycondyla verenae. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38: 1441-1449. doi: 10.1007/s10886-012-0195-6

  • Evison S.E.F., Fenwick J. and Hughes W.O.H. (2012) Parsimonious use of foraging pheromones during nest migration in ants. Animal Behaviour 84: 1237-1242. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.08.034

  • Evison S.E.F., Roberts K.E., Laurenson L., Pietravalle S., Hui J., Biesmeijer J.C., Smith J.E., Budge G. and Hughes W.O.H. (2012) Pervasiveness of parasites in pollinators. PLoS ONE 7: e30641. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030641

  • Evison S.E.F., Webster K.A. and Hughes W.O.H. (2012) Better the nest site you know: nest migration behaviour in the Pharaoh’s ant, Monomorium pharaonis. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 711-720. doi: 10.1007/s00265-012-1319-2

  • Nehring V.*, Evison S.E.F.*, Santorelli L., d'Ettorre P. and Hughes W.O.H. (2011) Kin informative recognition cues in ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 1942-1948 (* = shared first authorship). doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2295

  • Evison S.E.F. and Hughes W.O.H. (2011) Genetic caste polymorphism and the evolution of polyandry in Atta leaf-cutting ants. Naturwissenschaften 98: 643-649. doi: 10.1007/s00114-011-0810-3

  • Evison S.E.F., Ferreira R.S., Fresneau D. and Poteaux C. (2010) Isolation and characterisation of eight microsatellite loci in the ponerine ant Pachycondyla verenae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 418-421. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02970.x

  • Evison S.E.F, Hart A. and Jackson D.E. (2008) Minor workers have a major role in the maintenance of leafcutter ant pheromone trails. Animal Behaviour 75: 963-969. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.07.013

  • Tofilski A., Couvillon M.J., Evison S.E.F., Helanterä H., Robinson E.J.H. and Ratnieks F.L.W. (2008) Pre-emptive defensive self-sacrifice by ant workers. American Naturalist 172: E239-E243

  • Evison S.E.F., Petchey O.L., Beckerman A.P. and Ratnieks F.L.W. (2008) Combined use of pheromone trails and visual landmarks by the common garden ant Lasius niger. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 261-267. doi:10.1007/s00265-008-0657-6

  • Evison S.E.F. and Ratnieks F.L.W. (2007) New role for majors in Atta leafcutter ants. Ecological Entomology 32: 451-454. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2007.00877.x