Gordon SCC, Meadley Dunphy SA, Prior KM, Frederickson ME. Asynchrony between ant seed dispersal activity and fruit dehiscence of myrmecochorous plants. Submitted.
Meadley Dunphy SA, Prior KM, Frederickson ME. Variation in seed dispersal quality between native and invasive ants alters the spatial pattern of plant communities. Submitted.
Prior KM, Palmer TM. 2017. Economy of scale: third partner strengthens a keystone ant-plant mutualism. Ecology. In press.
Prior KM, Adams DC, Klepzig KD, Hulcr J. 2017. When does invasive species removal lead to ecological recovery? Implications for management success. Biological Invasions (Elton Review). In press.
Hulcr J, Black A, Prior KM, Chen C, Hou-Feng L. 2017. Studies of Ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in their native ranges help predict invasion impact. Florida Entomologist 100:257-261.
Milligan PD, Prior KM, Palmer TM. 2016. An invasive ant reduces diversity but does not disrupt ecosystem function in an African savanna. Ecosphere 7:e01502. Article
Pringle RM, Prior KM, Palmer TM, Young TP, Goheen JR. 2016. Large herbivores promote habitat specialization and beta diversity of African savanna trees. Ecology 97:2640-2657. Abstract
Meadley Dunphy SA, Prior KM, Frederickson ME. 2016. An invasive slug exploits an ant-seed dispersal mutualism. Oecologia 181:149-159. Abstract
Powell THQ, Prior KM. 2016. Coevolution: parasitism and predation. In R. Kilman, editor: Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. vol. 3, pp. 322-338. Oxford: Academic Press.
Prior KM, Robinson JM, Meadley Dunphy SA, Frederickson ME. 2015. Mutualism between co-introduced species facilitates invasion and alters plant community structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 282:20142846. Abstract
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Prior KM, Powell THQ, Joseph A, Hellmann JJ. 2015. Insights from community ecology into the role of enemy release in causing invasion success: the importance of native enemy effects. Biological Invasions 17:1283-1297. Abstract
Prior KM, Saxena K, Frederickson ME. 2014. Seed handling behaviors of native and invasive seed-dispersing ants differentially influence seedling emergence in an introduced plant. Ecological Entomology 39:66-74. Abstract
Prior KM, Hellmann JJ. 2014. Does enemy release contribute to the success of invasive species? A review of the enemy release hypothesis. In R. P. Keller, M. W. Cadotte, and G. Sandiford, editors: Invasive Species in a Globalized World: Ecological, Social, and Legal Perspectives on Policy. University of Chicago Press. pp. 252 (peer-reviewed book chapter).
Prior KM, Hellmann JJ. 2013. Does enemy loss cause release? A biogeographical comparison of parasitoid effects on an introduced insect. Ecology 94:1015-1024. Abstract
Hellmann JJ, Prior KM, Pelini SL. 2012. The influence of species interactions on geographic range change under climate change. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1249:18-28. Abstract
Prior KM, Hellmann, JJ. 2010. Impact of an invasive oak gall wasp on a native butterfly: a test of plant-mediated competition. Ecology 91:3284-3293. Abstract
Pelini SL, Dzurisin JD, Prior KM, Williams CM, Marsico TD, Sinclair BJ, Hellmann JJ. 2009. Translocation experiments with butterflies reveal limits to enhancement of poleward populations under climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106:11160-11165. Abstract
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Prior KM, Dzurisin JD, Pelini SL, Hellmann JJ. 2009. Biology of larvae and adults of Erynnis propertius at the northern edge of its range. The Canadian Entomologist 141:161-171. Abstract
*Pelini SL, *Prior KM, Parker DJ, Dzurisin JD, Lindroth RL, Hellmann JJ. 2009. Climate change and temporal and spatial mismatches in insect communities. In T. M. Letcher, editor: Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth. Elsevier, The Netherlands. pp. 215-231(*authors contributed equally).
Hellmann JJ, Pelini SL, Prior KM, Dzurisin JD. 2008. The response of two butterfly species to climatic variation at the edge of their range and the implications for poleward range shifts. Oecologia 157:583-592. Abstract
Prior KM, Hulcr J. 2016. Jumping gall wasp, Neuroterus saltatorius (Edwards). Featured Creature. University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Online report