Waters Lab


Waters, J. S., Toth, J. M., and Fewell, J. H. (2022). Scaling of ant colony interaction networks. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10:993627, 1-11.

Waters, J. S., Keough, N., Burt, J., Eckel, J. D., Hutchinson, T., Ewanchuk, J., Rock, M., Markert, J. A., Axen, Heather, J., and Gregg, D. (2022). Survey of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the city of Providence (Rhode Island, United States) and a new northern-most record for Brachyponera chinensis (Emery, 1895). Check List: The Journal of Biodiversity Data 18, 1347-1368.

Ko H., Komiliam K., Waters J. S., Hu, D. L. (2022). Metabolic scaling of fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) engaged in collective behaviors. Biology Open 11, 1-8. doi:10.1242/bio.059076

Chick, L. D., Waters, J. S., and Diamond, S. (2020). Pedal to the metal: cities power evolutionary divergence by accelerating metabolic rate and locomotor performance ecology. Evolutionary Applications 14, 36-52. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eva.13083

Lecheta, M., Awde, D., O’Leary, T., Unfried, L., Jacobs, N., Whitlock, M., McCabe, E., Powers, B., Bora, K., Waters, J., Axen, H., Frietze, S., Lockwood, B., Teets, N., Cahan, S. (2020). Integrating GWAS and Transcriptomics to Identify the Molecular Underpinnings of Thermal Stress Responses in Drosophila melanogaster. Frontiers in Genetics 11, 658. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.00658

Larsen, M. L., Simonis, J. L., and Waters, J. S. (2020). waterslab/mavenR v1.0 (v1.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3861869.

Hochgraf, J. S., Waters, J. S., and Socha, J. J. (2018). Patterns of Tracheal Compression in the Thorax of the Ground Beetle, Platynus decentis. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 91, 409-430.

Varoudis, T., Swenson, A., Kirkton, S. D., and Waters, J. S. (2018). Exploring nest structures of acorn dwelling ants with x-ray microtomography and surface based 3D visibility graph analysis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 20170237.

Waters, J. S. and McGlynn, T. P. (2018). Natural history observations and kinematics of strobing in Australian strobe ants, Opisthopsis haddoni (Hymenoptera: Formicidae.) Myrmecological News 27, 7-11.

Neville, K. E., Bosse, T. L., Klekos, M., Mills, J. F., Weicksel, S. E., Waters, J. S. and Tipping, M. (2018). A novel ex vivo method for measuring whole brain metabolism in model systems. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 296, 32–43.

Harrison, J. F., Waters, J. S., Biddulph, T. A., Kovacevic, A., Klok, C. J. and Socha, J. J. (2017). Developmental plasticity and stability in the tracheal networks supplying Drosophila flight muscle in response to rearing oxygen level. Journal of Insect Physiology 106, 189-198.

Waters, J. S., Ochs, A., Fewell, J. H. and Harrison, J. F. (2017). Differentiating causality and correlation in allometric scaling: ant colony size drives metabolic hypometry. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284, 20162582.

Harrison, J. F., Klok, C. J. and Waters, J. S. (2014). Critical PO2 is size-independent in insects: implications for the metabolic theory of ecology. Current Opinion in Insect Science 4, 54–59.

Waters, J. S. (2014). Theoretical and empirical perspectives on the scaling of supply and demand in social insect colonies. Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata 150, 99–112.

Pinter-Wollman, N., Hobson, E., Smith, J., Edelman, A., Shizuka, D., de Silva, S., Waters, J. S., Prager, S., Sasaki, T., Wittemyer, G., Fewell, J., and McDonald, D. (2014). Response to comments on the dynamics of network dynamics. Behavioral Ecology 25(2), 260-261.

Pinter-Wollman, N., Hobson, E. A., Smith, J. E., Edelman, A. J., Shizuka, D., de Silva, S., Waters, J. S., Prager, S. D., Sasaki, T., Wittemyer, G., et al. (2013). The dynamics of animal social networks: analytical, conceptual, and theoretical advances. Behavioral Ecology 25, 242–255.

Waters, J. S., Lee, W. K., Westneat, M. W., and Socha, J. J. (2013). Dynamics of tracheal compression in the horned passalus beetle. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology 304, R621-R627.

Harrison, J. F., Waters, J. S., Cease, A. J., Vandenbrooks, J. M., Callier, V., Klok, C. J., Shaffer, K. and Socha, J. J. (2013). How locusts breathe. Physiology 28, 18–27.

Fewell, J. H., Armbruster, D., Ingraham, J., Petersen, A. and Waters, J. S. (2012). Basketball teams as strategic networks. PLoS ONE 7, e47445.

Waters, J. S. and Fewell, J. H. (2012). Information Processing in Social Insect Networks. PLoS ONE 7, e40337.

Waters, J. S. and Harrison, J. F. (2012). Insect Metabolic Rates. In Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach, R.M. Sibly, J.H. Brown, and A. Kodric-Brown, eds. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 198-211.

Schilman, P. E., Waters, J. S., Harrison, J. F. and Lighton, J. R. B. (2011). Effects of temperature on responses to anoxia and oxygen reperfusion in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 1271–1275.

Waters, J. S., Holbrook, C. T., Fewell, J. H. and Harrison, J.F. (2010). Allometric scaling of metabolism, growth, and activity in whole colonies of the seed harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus. The American Naturalist 176(4), 501-510.

Socha, J. J., Lee, W.-K., Harrison, J. F., Waters, J. S. Fezzaa, K., and Westneat, M. W. (2008). Correlated patterns of tracheal compression and convective gas exchange in a carabid beetle. The Journal of Experimental Biology 211, 3409-3420.

Socha, J. J., Westneat, M. W., Harrison, J. F., Waters, J. S. and Lee, W. K. (2007). Real-time phase-contrast x-ray imaging: a new technique for the study of animal form and function. BMC Biology 5 (6).

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