Publications
Nathan Egan Rank

Professor of Biology

Office: Darwin Hall 219B

Department of Biology

Tel: 707/664-3053

Sonoma State University

Fax: 707/664-3012

Rohnert Park, California 94928

E-mail: rank@sonoma.edu


Dahlhoff, E.P., S.L. Fearnley, D.A. Bruce, A.G. Gibbs, R. Stoneking, D.M. McMillan, K.Deiner, J.T. Smiley and N.E. Rank. 2008. Effects of temperature on physiology and reproductive success of a montane leaf beetle: implications for persistence of native populations enduring climate change. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, special issue entitled "Predicting Extinction: Investigating the Interface of Physiology, Ecology, and Climate Change." (PDF)

Meentemeyer, R.K., N.E. Rank, B.L. Anacker, D.M. Rizzo, & J.H. Cushman. 2008. Influence of land-cover change on the spread of an invasive forest pathogen.  Ecological Applications. 18:159-171. (PDF)

Otto, S.B., E.L. Berlow, N.E. Rank, J. Smiley and U. Brose. 2008. The diversity and identity of predators drive interaction strengths and trophic cascades in a montane food web. Ecology 89:134-144. (PDF)

Anacker, B.L., Rank, N.E., Huberli, D., Garbelotto, M., Gordon, S., Whitkus, R., Harnik, T., Meshriy, M., and Meentemeyer, R.K.  2007. Susceptibility to Phytophthora ramorum in a key inoculum-producing host: influences of landscape variation in host genotype, phenotype, and environmental factors.  New Phytologist. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02297.x (PDF)

Dahlhoff, E.P. & N.E. Rank. 2007.  The role of stress proteins in responses of a montane willow leaf beetle to environmental temperature variation.  Journal of Biosciences, 32: 477-488. (PDF)

Rank, N.E., D.A. Bruce, D.M. McMillan, C. Barclay and E.P. Dahlhoff. 2007. Phosphoglucose isomerase genotype affects runing speed and heat shock protein expression after exposure to extreme temperatures in a montane willow beetle. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: 750-764. (PDF)

Rank, N. E., K. Yturralde and E.P. Dahlhoff. 2006. Role of contests in the scramble competition mating system of a leaf beetle. Journal of Insect Behavior, 19:699-716. (PDF)

McMillan, D. M., S. L. Fearnley, N. E. Rank and E. P. Dahlhoff. 2005. Natural temperature variation affects larval survival, development, and Hsp70 expression in a leaf beetle. Functional Ecology 19:844-852. (PDF)

Zvereva, E.L. & N. E. Rank. 2004. Fly parasitoid Megaselia opacicornis uses defensive secretions of the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica to locate its host. 140: 516–522. (PDF)

Garcia-Rossi, D., N.E. Rank, & D.R. Strong. 2003 Potential for self-defeating biological control? Variation in herbivore vulnerability among invasive Spartina genotypes. Ecological Applications. 13: 1640–1649. (PDF)

Neargarder, G. G., E. P. Dahlhoff & N. E. Rank. 2003. Variation in thermal tolerance and HSP70 expression is linked to phosphoglucose isomerase genotype in a montane leaf beetle. Functional Ecology 17:213-221 (PDF)

Zvereva, E.L. & N. E. Rank. 2003. Host plant effects on parasitoid attack on the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica. 135:268-267. (PDF)

N.E. Rank & E.P. Dahlhoff. 2002. Allele frequency shifts in response to climate change and physiological consequences of allozyme variation in a montane insect. Evolution. 56:2278-2289. (PDF)

Anna L.W. Sears, J. T. Smiley, M. Hilker, F. Muller & N. E. Rank. 2001. Nesting behavior and prey use in two geographically separated populations of the specialist wasp Symmorphus cristatus (Vespidae: Eumeninae). American Midland Naturalist 145: 233-246. (PDF)

Dahlhoff, E.P. & N.E. Rank. 2000. Functional and physiological consequences of genetic variation at phosphoglucose isomerase: Heat shock protein expression is related to enzyme genotype in a montane beetle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 97:10056-10061 (PDF)

Anttila, C.K., C.C. Dahler, N.E. Rank, & D.R. Strong. 1998. Greater male fitness of a male invader (S. alterniflora) menaces a common native plant (Spartina foliosa) with genetic assimilation. American Journal of Botany 85:1597-1601.

Köpf, A., N.E. Rank, H. Roininen, R. Julkunen-Tiitto, J.M. Pasteels & J. Tahvanainen. 1998. Phylogeny and the evolution of host plant use and sequestration in the willow leaf beetle genus Phratora (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Evolution 52:517-528. (abstract)

Rank, N. E., A. Köpf, R. Julkunen-Tiitto & J. Tahvanainen. 1998. Host preference and larval performance of the salicylate-using leaf beetle Phratora vitellinae. Ecology 79: 618-631. (abstract)

Köpf, A., N.E. Rank, H. Roininen & J. Tahvanainen. 1997. Defensive larval secretions of leaf beetles attract a specialist predator Parasyrphus nigritarsis. Ecological Entomology 22: 176-183. (abstract)

Baur, R. & N.E. Rank. 1996. Influence of host quality and natural enemies on the life history of the alder leaf beetles Agelastica alni and Linaeidea aenea. Chrysomelidae Biology, P.H.A. Jolivet & M. Cox, editors. Volume 2: Ecological Studies. pp. 173-194. (abstract)

Rank, N.E., J.T. Smiley, & A. Köpf. 1996. Natural enemies and host plant relationships for leaf beetles (Chrysomelinae) feeding on Salicaceae and Betulaceae. Chrysomelidae Biology, P.H.A. Jolivet & M. Cox, editors. Volume 2: Ecological Studies. pp. 147-172.

Köpf, A., N.E. Rank, & H. Roininen 1996. Geographic variation in feeding and mating preferences in the Phratora tibialis complex. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 80: 311-314.

Rank, N.E. & J.T. Smiley. 1994. Host-plant effects on Parasyrphus melanderi Curran (Diptera: Syrphidae) feeding on a willow leaf beetle Chrysomela aeneicollis Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Ecological Entomology 19:31-38. (abstract)

Rank, N. E. 1994. Host plant effects on larval survival in a salicin-using leaf beetle Chrysomela aeneicollis Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Oecologia 97:342-353. (abstract)

Rank, N. E. 1992. A hierarchical analysis of genetic differentiation in a montane leaf beetle (Chrysomela aeneicollis). Evolution 46: 1097-1111. (abstract)

Rank, N. E. 1992. Host plant preference based on salicylate chemistry in a willow leaf beetle (Chrysomela aeneicollis). Oecologia 90: 95-101. (abstract)

Rank, N. E. 1991. Effects of plant chemical variation on a specialist herbivore: willow leaf beetles in the eastern Sierra Nevada. . Natural history of eastern California and high-altitude research, University of California. White Mountain Research Station Symposium. C.A. Hall, V. Doyle-Jones, B. Widawski , editors. The Regents of the University of California. Los Angeles. pp. 161-181.

Smiley, J. T. & N. E. Rank 1991. Bitterness of Salix along the north fork of Big Pine Creek, eastern California: species and community elevational trends. Natural history of eastern California and high-altitude research, University of California. White Mountain Research Station Symposium. C.A. Hall, V. Doyle-Jones, B. Widawski , editors. The Regents of the University of California. Los Angeles. pp. 132-147.

Smiley, J. T. & N. E. Rank 1986. Predator protection versus rapid growth in a montane leaf beetle. Oecologia 70: 106-112.

Smiley, J. T., J. H. Horn & N. E. Rank 1985. Ecological effects of salicin at three trophic levels: new problems from old adaptations. Science 229: 649-651


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