Mary Jane West-Eberhard


Phone: +(506) 2228.0001

Escuela de Biologia,
Universidad de Costa Rica,
Costa Rica, Centroamerica

Publications of Mary Jane West-Eberhard in STRI Bibliography

Publications by Mary Jane West-Eberhard

Education and Degrees

B.A., University of Michigan, 1963.
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1967.

Selected Bibliography

2011. Photosynthesis, reorganized. Science 332:311-312. (with J.Andrew C. Smith and Klaus Winter).

2009. A Brief Just-so Story of My Life (A few of the Reminiscences that are Fit to Print). In Drickamer, L.C and Dewsbury, D.A. (eds.), Leaders In Animal Behaviour; The Second Generation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 58 pp.

2007. Are genes good markers of biological traits? In Biological Surveys. National Research Council Committee on Advances in Collecting and Utilizing Biological Indicators and Genetic Information in Social Science Surveys. Weinstein, M., Vaupel, J. W. and Wachter, K.W. (editors), National Academies Press, Washington. 175-193.

2007. Developmental Plasticity, Evolution and the origins of disease. In Nesse, R. (ed.), Evolution And Medicine, Henry Steward Talks, London. [recorded lecture with power point illustrations, available on CD]

2007. Dancing with DNA and flirting with the ghost of Lamarck. Biology & Philosophy 22(3):439-451.

2005. Using ethics to fight bioterrorism. Science 309:1013-1014. (with P.C. Agre, S. Altman, F.R. Curl and T.N. Wiesel).

2005. The behavior of the primitively social wasp Montezumia cortesioides Willink (Vespidae, Eumeninae) and the origins of vespid sociality. Ecology Ethology and Evolution 17:51-65.

2005. Phenotypic accommodation: Adaptive innovation due to developmental plasticity. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B (Molecular and Developmental Evolution) 304B:610-618.

2005. Developmental plasticity and the origin of species differences. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA 102, Suppl. 1:6543-6549.

2005. Juvenile hormone, reproduction, and worker behavior in the neotropical social wasp Polistes canadensis. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA 102(9):3330-3335 (with T. Giray and M. Giovanetti).

2005. The maintenance of sex as a developmental trap due to sexual selection. Quarterly Review of Biology 80(1):47-53.

2005. Howard E. Evans 1919-2002. Biographical Memoirs, Volume 86. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 1-19.

2003. Developmental Plasticity And Evolution. Oxford University Press, New York, xx + 794 pp.

1998. Evolution in the light of developmental and cell biology, and vice versa. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA 95:8417-8419. [commentary on "Evolvability"]

1996. Wasp societies as microcosms for the study of development and evolution. Natural history and evolution of paper wasps, 290-317.

1996. Natural History and Evolution of Paper Wasps. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (editor, with S. Turillazzi). xiv + 400 pp.

1992. Behavior and evolution. In Molds, Molecules, and Metazoa: Growing Points in Evolutionary Biology. Grant, P. R. and Horn, H. (eds.), Princeton University Press, pp. 57-75.

1992. Adaptation, Current Usage. In Keywords In Evolutionary Biology, Keller, E. and Lloyd, E. A. (eds.), Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., pp. 13-18.

1989. Phenotypic plasticity and the origins of diversity. The Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. Syst. 20:249-278.

1987. Flexible strategy and social evolution. In Animal Societies: Theories And Facts, Y. Ito, J. L. Brown, and J. Kikkawa, eds., Japan Scientific Societies Press, Ltd., Tokyo, pp. 35-51.

1986. Alternative adaptations, speciation and phylogeny. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA 83:1388-1392.

1983. Sexual selection, social competition, and speciation. Quarterly Review of Biology 58(2):155-183.

1979. Sexual selection, social competition, and evolution. Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 51(4):222-234.

1975. The evolution of social behavior by kin selection. Quarterly Review of Biology 50(1):1-33.

1970. The Wasps. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, vi + 265 pp. (with H. E. Evans).

1969. The Social Biology of Polistine Wasps. Misc. Publ. Univ. Mich. Mus. Zool. 140:1-101.

1967. Foundress associations in Polistine Wasps: dominance hierarchies and the evolution of social behavior. Science 157(3796):1584-1585.