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Mary Jane West-Eberhard


West-Eberhard, Mary. 2014. Darwin's forgotten idea: the social essence of sexual selection. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 46(4): 501-508. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.06.015


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 2007. Reinas temporales en las avispas Metapolybia: ¿Auxiliares no reproductoras sin altruismo?. In: J. Leigh, Egbert Giles, E. A. Herre, J. B. C. Jackson and F. Santos-Granero (Ed.), Ecología y evolución en los trópicos: 254-258. Panama: Editora Nova Art.

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


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

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

Agre, Peter C., Altman, Sidney, Curl, Robert F., Wiesel, Torsten N. and Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 2005. Using ethics to fight bioterrorism. Science 309(5737): 1012-1017.

Giray, Tugrul, Giovanetti, Manuela and Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 2005. Juvenile hormone, reproduction, and worker behavior in the neotropical social wasp Polistes canadensis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102(9): 3330-3335.

Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 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.

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

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


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 2004. Howard E. Evans: Known and little known aspects of his life on the planet. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77(4):296-322.

Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 2004. Mating systems and strategies, by Stephen M. Shuster and Michael J. Wade. [Book review]. Quarterly Review of Biology 79(3): 333-335.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 2002. Commentary: Stephen J. Gould. Journal of BioSciences 27(5): 447.

Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 2002. Development and selection in adaptive evolution. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 17(2):65.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1999. Maternal effects as adaptations, by Timothy A. Mousseau and Charles W. Fox (eds), 1998. [Book review]. Quarterly Review of Biology 74(4): 468-468.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1998. Evolution in the light of developmental and cell biology, and vice versa. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA 95:8417-8419.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1993. Sociality of wasps. [Book review: Behaviour and social evolution of wasps: The communal aggregation hypothesis, by Y. Ito]. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 8(11): 421


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1992. Genetics, epigenetics, and flexibility: a reply to Crozier. American Naturalist 139(1):224-226.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1989. Phenotypic plasticity and the origins of diversity. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 20:249-278.

Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1989. Scent-trail diversion, a novel defense against ants by the tropical social wasp Metapolybia aztecoides (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). Biotropica 21(3):280-281.


W. T. Wcislo; Mary Jane West-Eberhard; and W. G. Eberhard. 1988. Natural history and behavior of a primitively social wasp Auplopus semialatus, and a parasite, Irenangelus eberhardi (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). J. Insect Behavior 1(2):247-60


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 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.

Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1987. Observations of Xenorhynchium nitudulum (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera, Eumeninae), a primitively social wasp. Psyche 94 (3-4):317-323.

Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1987. The epigenetical origins of insect sociality. In CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY OF SOCIAL INSECTS (Proc. Tenth Int. Congress, Int. Union Study of Social Insects): 269-372, J. Eder and H. Rembold, eds., Verlag J. Peperny, Munich.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1986. Dominance relations in Polistes canadensis (L.), a tropical social wasp. Monit. Zool. Ital. (N.S.) 20:263-281.

Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1986. Alternative adaptations, speciation and phylogeny. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 83:1388-1392.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1984. Sexual selection, competitive communication and species-specific signals in insects. In INSECT COMMUNICATION, Trevor, Lewis, ed. (Proc. 12th Symposium Royal Entomol. Soc. London), Academic Press, London, pp. 283-324.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1983. Communication in social wasps: predicted and observed patterns, with a note on the significance of behavioral and ontogenetic flexibility for theories of worker "altruism." In LA COMMUNICATION CHEZ LES SOCIÉTÉS D’INSECTES(Colloque International U.I.E.I.S., Section Française, September, 1982), A. de Haro, ed., Barcelona, pp. 13-36.

Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1983. Current problems in sociobiology: an adaptationist review, by King's College Sociobiology Group, Cambrdige. [Book review]. Evolution 37(6): 1325-1326.

Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1983. Sexual selection, social competition, and speciation. Quart. Rev. Biol. 58(2):155-183.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1982. The nature and evolution of swarming in tropical social wasps (Vespidae, Polistinae, Polybiini). In TROPICAL SOCIAL INSECTS, Vol. I, P. Jaisson, ed. University of Paris Press, Paris, pp. 97-128.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1981. Henry R. Hermann, Editor, Social Insects Vol. 1, Academic Press, New York (1979). [Book review]. Animal Behaviour 29(1): 312-313.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1980. Toward a unified theory of social insect caste: Caste and ecology in the social insects, edited by George F. Oster and Edward O. Wilson. [Book review]. Quarterly Review of Biology 54(4): 430-433.


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


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1978. Caring, by Willard Gaylin. [Book review]. Quarterly Review of Biology 53(3): 344-345

Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1978. Cover illustration. Temporary queens in Metapolybia wasps: Non-reproductive helpers without altruism? Science 200 (4340):441-443.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1976. Born: Sociobiology. A review of SOCIOBIOLOGY, by E. O. Wilson. Quart. Rev. Biol. 51(1):89-92.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1975. The evolution of social behavior by kin selection. Quart. Rev. Biol. 50(1):1-33.

Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1975. Estudios de las avispas sociales (Himenoptera, Vespidae) del Valle del Cauca. I. Objetivos, metodos y notas para facilitar la identificacion de especies comunes. Cespedesia 4(16):245-267.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1972. The selected writings of T.C. Schnierla, edited by Lester R. Aronson; Ethel Tobach; Jay S. Rosenblatt; Daniel S. Lehrman. [Book review]. Quarterly Review of Biology 47(4): 471.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1968. Range extension and solitary nest founding in Polistes exclamans (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Psyche 75(2):118-123.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard. 1967. Foundress associations in polistine wasps: dominance hierarchies and the evolution of social behavior. Science 157(3796): 1584-1585.


Mary Jane West-Eberhard; Alexander, R. D. 1963. Subsocial behavior in a burrowing cricket, Anurogryllus muticus. Ohio J. Science 63(1):19-24.

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