Manuscripts in Revision

 Lundgren EJ, Moeller K, Kwapich CL, Michael Cline, Mahoney SM (submitted 2018). Apache Cicada nymphs as a dominant food source for desert-dwelling black bears (Ursus americanus) along a Sonoran Desert river.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Kwapich CL, Hölldobler B, (2019). Destruction of spiderwebs and rescue of ensnared nestmates by the granivorous desert ant Veromessor pergandei. The American Naturalist.

Hölldobler B, Kwapich CL (2019) Behavior and exocrine glands in the myrmecophilous beetle Dinarda dentata (Gravenhorst, 1806) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210524.

Hölldobler B, Kwapich CL, Haight K (2018). Behavior and exocrine glands of the myrmecophilous beetle Lomechusoides strumosus (Fabricius, 1775) (Formerly Lomechusa strumosa) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleochorinae). PLoS ONE.13(7): e0200309.

Kwapich CL, Valentini G,  Hölldobler, B (2018). Non-additive effects of body-size on nest architecture in a polymorphic ant species. Issue: Interdisciplinary approaches for uncovering the impacts of architecture on collective behaviour. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 373:1753. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0235  LINK

Gibson AH, Kwapich CL, Lang M. Chapter 1: Concepts of Biological Individuality in the Early Twentieth Century (2018) Multilevel Selection and the Theory of Evolution: Historical and Conceptual Issues. Book Chapter, edited by Jeler, Ciprian, Palgrave Pivot Publishing, XI:1-151, ISBN 978-3-319-78676-6


Hölldobler, B., Kwapich, C.L (2017). Amphotis marginata (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) a Highwayman of the Ant Lasius fuliginosus. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0180847.

Kwapich, C.L., Gadau, J., Hölldobler, B. (2017).  Ecological and genetic basis of annual worker production in a desert seed harvesting ant (Veromessor pergandei). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 71: 110.  PDF

Tschinkel W.R., Kwapich, C.L. (2016). The Florida harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex badius, relies on germination to consume large seeds. PLoS ONE.


Kwapich, C.L., Tschinkel, W.R. (2016). Limited flexibility and unusual longevity shape forager allocation in the Florida harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex badius),  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology,  Special Issue: Integrative Analysis of Division of Labor 10.1007/s00265-015-2039-1  PDF   LINK  

Tschinkel, W.R., Rink, W.J., Kwapich, C.L. (2015).  Sequential Subterranean Transport of Excavated Sand and Foraged Seeds in Nests of the Harvester Ant, Pogonomyrmex badius. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0139922. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139922  LINK

Mason, K., Kwapich, C. L., Tschinkel W.R. (2015). Respiration, Worker Body Size, Tempo and Activity in Whole Colonies of Ants. Physiological Entomology DOI: 10.1111/phen.12099. PDF

Kwapich, C.L. (2014). The influence of  demography, development and death on labor allocation  in the Florida harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex badius). Doctoral Dissertation. Retrieved from Florida State University digital repository,

Gibson, A. H., Kwapich, C.L., Lang, M. (2013). The Roots of Multilevel Selection Theory: Concepts of Biological Individuality in the Early Twentieth Century. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences; 35:4. LINK 

Rink, W.J., Dunbar, J.S., Tschinkel, W.R., Kwapich, C.L., Repp, A., Stanon, W., Thulman, D.K. (2013). Subterranean transport and deposition of quartz by ants in sandy sites relevant to age overestimation in optical luminescence dating.  Journal of Archaeological Science 40:4, 2217-2226. PDF

Kwapich, C.L., Tschinkel, W.R. (2013). Demography, demand, death and the seasonal allocation of labor in the Florida harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex badius). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, DIO: 10.1007/s00265-013-1611-9. LINK PDF

Tschinkel, W.R., Murdock, T, King, J.R, Kwapich, C.L. (2012). Ant distribution in relation to ground water in north Florida pine flatwoods. Journal of Insect Science, 12:114.  LINK