Edward Allen Herre
Address: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
ATT: Edward Allen Herre
9100 PANAMA CITY PL
Washington DC 20521-9100
Telephone: +507 212-8000
FAX: +507 212-8148
Figs and their associated organisms, Sex Ratio evolution, Effects of Population Structure, Mycorrhizae, Mutualism, Parasitism, Plant-Insect Interactions.
Current research conducted by me and my collaborators falls into two broad catagories:
1) studies of figs and fig-associated organisms, and
2) the interactions of tropical plants with fungal pathogens and mutualists.
3) the interactions of tropical plants with endophytic fungi
Education and Degrees
B.S. University of Chicago 1977
Ph. D. University of Iowa 1988
Herre, E.A., S. A. Van Bael, Z. Maynard , N. Robbins,J. Bischoff, A. E. Arnold, A. E., E. Rojas, L. C. Mejia, R. A. Cordero, C. Woodward , and D.A.Kyllo (in press 2005: Burslem, D.F.R.P., Pinard, M.A. & Hartley, S.E. (eds) Biotic Interactions in the Tropics. Cambridge University Press). Tropical plants as chimera: some implications of foliar endophytic fungi for the study of host plant defense, physiology, and genetics.
Herre, E.A., D.A. Kyllo, S. A. Mangan, R. Husband, L. C. Mejia, and A-H. Eom (in press 2005: Burslem, D.F.R.P., Pinard, M.A. & Hartley, S.E. (eds) Biotic Interactions in the Tropics. Cambridge University Press) An overview of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi composition, distribution, and host effects from a Tropical Moist Forest.
Jousselin, E., Kjellberg, F., and E. A. Herre (in press, International Journal of Plant Sciences) Flower specialisation and mutualism stability in a passively pollinated monoecious fig: a question of style and stigma.
Molbo, D., C.A. Machado, E. A. Herre, and Laurent Keller (2004) Inbreeding and population structure in two pairs of cryptic fig wasp species. Molecular Ecology 13: 1613-1623.
Yu, D. W., Ridley, J., Jousselin, E., Herre, E.A., Compton, S.G.A., Cook, J.M., Moore, J.C. and G.D. Weiblen (2004) Oviposition strategies, host coercion, and the stable exploitation of figs by wasps. Proc. Roy. Soc., series B. 271: 1185-1195.
Arnold, A.E., Mejía, L.C., Kyllo, D.A., Rojas, E.I., Maynard, Z., Robbins, N., and E. A. Herre (2003) Fungal endophytes limit pathogen damage in a tropical tree. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100: 15649-15654.
Mejia, L. C., Rojas, E. I., Maynard, Z., Arnold, A. E., Kyllo, D., Robbins, N., and E. A. Herre, Inoculation of beneficial endophytic fungi into Theobroma cacao tissues. Proceedings of the 14th International Cocoa Research Conference. Accra-Ghana, 2003.
Molbo, D., C. A. Machado, J. G. Sevenster, L. Keller, and E. A. Herre (2003) Cryptic species of fig pollinating wasps: implications for the evolution of the fig-wasp mutualism, sex allocation, and the precision of adaptation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100: 5867-5872.
Arnold, A.E. and E.A. Herre (2003) Canopy cover and leaf age affect colonization by tropical fungal endophytes: Ecological pattern and process in Theobroma cacao (Malvaceae). Mycologia 95: 388-398.
Husband, R., E.A. Herre, S.L. Turner, R. Gallery, and J.P.W. Young (2002) Molecular diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and patterns of host association over time and space in a tropical forest. Molecular Ecology 11, 2669- 2678.
Jousselin, E., M. Hossaert-McKey, E. A. Herre, F. Kjellberg (2002) Why do fig wasps actively pollinate monoecious figs? Oecologia, 134: 381-387.
Shoemaker, D.D., C.A. Machado, D. Molbo, J.H. Werren, D.M. Windsor, and E.A. Herre (2002) The distribution of Wolbachia in fig wasps: Correlations with host phylogeny, ecology, and population structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society, series B. 269, 2257-2267.
Husband R, E.A. Herre, and J.P.W. Young (2002) Temporal variation in the arbuscular mycorrhizal communities colonising seedlings in a tropical forest, FEMS Microbiology Ecology 42 (1) 131-136.
Machado, C.A., E. Jousellin, F. Kjellberg, S.G. Compton, and E.A. Herre (2001) The evolution of fig pollinating wasps: phylogenetic relationships, character evolution, and historical biogeography. Proceedings of the Royal Society, series B. 268: 685-694.