Peer-review articles (names of lab members and affiliated are presented in bold)


  • Guénard B, MD Weiser, K Gomez, N Narula, & EP Economo. The Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics (GABI) database: synthesizing data on ant species geographic distribution. Myrmecological News 24: 83-89. PDF
  • Lee RH, K Cheung, JR Fellowes, & B. Guénard. Insights into the Chinese pangolin’s (Manis pentadactyla) diet in a peri-urban habitat: A case study from Hong Kong. Tropical Conservation Science (In Press).
  • Wong M, & B Guénard. Subterranean ants: summary and perspectives on field sampling methods, with notes on diversity and ecology (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Myrmecological News 25: 1-16.
  • Economo EP, M Janda, B Guénard, & E Sarnat. Assembling a species-area curve through colonization, speciation and human-mediated introduction. Journal of Biogeography 44(5): 1088–1097. PDF
  • Gibb, H, et al. (+71 co-authors). A global database of ant species abundances. Ecology 98: 883-884. PDF


  • Guénard B, J Shik, D Booher, D Lubertazzi, & G Alpert. Extreme polygyny in the previously unstudied subtropical ant Temnothorax tuscaloosae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with implications for the biogeographic study of the evolution of polygyny. Insectes Sociaux 63: 543-551. PDF
  • Luo YY, & B Guénard. Paratopula bauhinia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new nocturnal species from Hong Kong, with an updated taxonomic key and a discussion on the ecology of the genus. Asian Myrmecology 8: 1-16. PDF
  • Wong M, & B GuénardLeptanilla hypodracos, a new species of the cryptic ant genus Leptanilla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Singapore, with new distribution data and an updated key to Oriental Leptanilla species. Zookeys 551: 129–144. PDF
  • Wong M, & B Guénard. Aenictus seletarius, a new species of hypogaeic army ant from Singapore, with an updated key to the Aenictus minutulus species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae) from Southeast Asia. Annales Zoologici  66: 35–42. PDF
  • Wong M, & B Guénard. First confirmed record of the ant genus Myrmecina (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from the Malay Peninsula: description of a new species and a key to Myrmecina species from Sundaland. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 50: 129-140.PDF
  • Jaitrong W, B Guénard, EP Economo,  N Buddhakala, & S Yamane. A checklist of known ant species of Laos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Asian Myrmecology 8: 1-32.
  • Liu C, B Guénard, B Blanchard, YQ Peng, & EP Economo. Reorganization of taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic ant biodiversity after conversion to rubber plantation. Ecological Monographs 86: 215-227. PDF
  • Wepfer P, B Guénard, & EP Economo. Influences of climate and historical land connectivity on ant beta diversity in East Asia. Journal of Biogeography 43: 2311–2321. PDF
  • Bharti H, B Guénard, M Bharti, & EP Economo. An updated checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of India with their specific distributions in Indian states. Zookeys 551: 1–83. PDF
  • Janicki JH, N Narula, M Ziegler, B Guénard, & EP Economo. Visualizing and interacting with large-volume biodiversity data using client-server web mapping applications: The design and implementation of Ecological Informatics 32: 185–193. PDF
  • Amorim DS, CMD Santos, F Krell, A Dubois, SS Nihei, OMP Oliveira, A Pont, H Song, VK Verdade, DA Fachin, B Klassa, CJE Lamas, SS Oliveira, CJB de Carvalho, CA Mello-Patiu, E Hajdu, MS Couri, VC Silva, RS Capellari, RL Falaschi, RM Feitosa, L Prendini, JP Pombal, F Fernández, RM Rocha, JE Lattke, U Caramaschi, M Duarte, AC Marques, RE Reis, O Kurina, DM Takiya, M Tavares, D Silva Fernandes, FL Franco, F Cuezzo, D Paulson, B Guénard, BC Schlick-Steiner, W Arthofer, FM Steiner, BL Fisher, RA Johnson, TD Delsinne, DA Donoso, PR Mulieri, LD Patitucci, JM Carpenter, L Herman, & D Grimaldi (2016) Timeless standards for species delimitation. Zootaxa 4137(1): 121-128.


  • Guénard B, V Perrichot, & EP Economo. Integration of global fossil and modern biodiversity data reveals dynamism and stasis in ant macroecological patterns. Journal of Biogeography 42(12): 2302-2312 PDF
  • Guénard B, & EP Economo. Additions to the checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Peru. Zootaxa 40(2): 225-235. PDF
  • Liu C., B Guénard, F Hita Garcia, Sk Yamane, B Blanchard, & EP Economo. New records of ant species from Yunnan, China. Zookeys 477: 17-68. PDF
  • Fisher BL, B Guénard, & S Robson. Borneo, fANTastique! Asian Myrmecology 7: 171-174. PDF
  • Wetterer J, B Guénard, & D Booher. Geographic spread of Vollenhovia emeryi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Asian Myrmecology 7: 171-174. PDF
  • Probst R, B Guénard, & B Boudinot. Toward understanding the predatory ant genus Myopias (Formicidae: Ponerinae), including a key to global species, male-based generic diagnosis, and new species description. Sociobiology 62(2), 192-212.
  • Sarnat E, G Fischer, B Guénard, & EP Economo. Introduced Pheidole of the world: taxonomy, biology and distribution. Zookeys 543: 1-109. PDF
  • Economo EP, P Klimov, EM Sarnat, B Guénard, MD Weiser, B Lecroq, & LL Knowles. 2015. Global phylogenetic structure of the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole reveals the repeated evolution of macroecological patterns. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282: 20141416 PDF
  • Economo EP, E Sarnat, M Janda, R Clouse, P Klimov, G Fisher, B Blanchard, L Ramirez, A Andersen, M Berman, B Guénard, A Lucky, C Rabeling, EO Wilson, & LL Knowles. Breaking out of biogeographic modules: range expansion and taxon cycles in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole. Journal of Biogeography 42: 2289–2301.


  • Guénard B, A Cardinal-De Casas, & RR Dunn. 2014. High diversity in an urban habitat: are some animal assemblages resilient to long-term anthropogenic change? Urban Ecosystems 18(2): 449-463. DOI 10.1007/s11252-014-0406-8. PDF
  • Savage A, B Hackett, B Guénard, E Youngsteadt, & RR Dunn. Fine-scale heterogeneity across Manhattan’s urban habitat mosaic is associated with variation in ant composition and richness. Insect Conservation and Diversity 8(3): 2016-228.


  • Guénard B, B Blanchard, C Liu, DR Yang, & EP Economo. 2013. Rediscovery of the rare ant genus Bannapone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae) and description of the worker caste. Zootaxa 3734(3): 371-379. PDF
  • Guénard B, & T McGlynn. 2013. Intraspecific thievery in the ant Ectatomma ruidum is mediated by food availability. Biotropica 45(4): 497-502. PDF
  • Guénard B 2013. An overview of species and ecological diversity of ants. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Chichester DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0023598. PDF
  • Jenkins C, B Guénard, SE Diamond, MD Weiser, & RR Dunn. 2013. Conservation implications of divergent global patterns of ant and vertebrate diversity. Diversity and Distribution 19(8): 1084-1092. PDF
  • Bertelsmeier C, B Guénard, & F Courchamp. 2013. Climate change may boost the invasion of the Asian needle ant.  PLoS One 8(10): e75438. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0075438 PDF
  • Lucky A, MD Trautwein, B Guénard, MD Weiser, & RR Dunn. 2013. Tracing the Rise of Ants – Out of the Ground. PLoS ONE 8(12): e84012. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084012 PDF
  • Sarnat E, B Blanchard, B Guénard, J Fasi, & EP Economo. 2013. Checklist of the ants of the Solomon Islands and a new survey of Makira island. Zookeys 257: 47–88, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.257.4156. PDF


  • Guénard B, MD Weiser, & RR Dunn. 2012. Global models of ant diversity suggest regions where new discoveries are most likely are under disproportionate deforestation threat. PNAS 109(19): 7368-7373. PDF
  • Guénard B, & RR Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77. PDF
  • Guénard B, KA McCaffrey, A Lucky, & RR Dunn. 2012. Ants of North Carolina: an updated list (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 3552: 1-36. PDF
  • Rodriguez-Cabal MA, KL Stuble, B Guénard, RR Dunn, & NJ Sanders. 2012. Disruption of ant-seed dispersal mutualisms by the invasive Asian needle ant (Pachycondyla chinensis). Biological Invasions 14(3): 557-565. PDF


  • Guénard B, & J Silverman. 2011. Tandem-carrying, a new foraging strategy in ants: description, function and adaptative significance relative to other described foraging strategies. Naturwissenschaften 98(8): 651-659. PDF
  • Guénard B, & A Lucky. 2011. Improved method to collect ground dwelling insects and its implication for large scale comparison. Environmental Entomology 40(6): 1523-1529PDF
  • Menke SB, B Guénard, JO Sexton, MD Weiser, RR Dunn, & J Silverman. 2011. Urban areas may serve as habitat and corridors for dry-adapted, heat tolerant species; an example from ants. Urban Ecosystems 14: 135-163. PDF
  • Roura-Pascual N, C Hui, T Ikeda, G Leday, DM Richardson, S Carpintero, X Espadaler, C Gómez, B Guénard, S Hartley, P Krushelnycky, PJ Lester, MA McGeoch, SB Menke, JS Pedersen, J Pitt, J Reyes, NJ Sanders, AV Suarez, Y Touyama, D Ward, PS Ward, & SP Worner. 2011. The relative roles of climatic suitability and anthropogenic influence in determining the pattern of spread in a global invader. PNAS 108(1): 220-225. PDF
  • Jenkins CN, AN Andersen, X Arnan, CA Brühl, X Cerda, AM Ellison, BL Fisher, MC Fitzpatrick, NJ Gotelli, AD Gove, B Guénard, JE Lattke, JP Lessard, TP McGlynn, SB Menke, CL Parr, SM Philpott, NJ Sanders, MD Weiser, & RR Dunn. 2011. Global diversity in light of climate change: the case of ants. Diversity and Distributions 17(4): 652-662. PDF


  • Guénard B, & RR Dunn. 2010. A new (old), invasive ant in the hardwood forests of eastern North America and its potentially widespread impacts. PlosOne 5(7): e11614. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011614. PDF
  • Guénard B, MD Weiser, & RR Dunn. 2010. Global generic richness and distribution: new maps of the world of ants with examples of their use in the context of Asia. Asian Myrmecology 3: 21-28. PDF
  • Guénard B. 2010. Book review: Adventures among ants – A global safari with a cast of trillions by Mark W. Moffett. Integrative and Comparative Biology: doi: 10.1093/icb/icq135.
  •  Yashiro T, K Matsuura, B Guénard, M Terayama, & RR. Dunn. 2010. On the evolution of the species complex Pachycondyla chinensis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae), including the origin of its invasive form and description of a new species. Zootaxa 2685: 39-50. PDF
  • Weiser MD, NJ Sanders, D Agosti, A Ellison, A Andersen, , B Fisher, H Gibb, N Gotelli, A Gove, K Gross, B Guénard, M Janda, M Kaspari, JP Lessard, JT Longino, J Majer, SB Menke , TP McGlynn, C Parr, S Philpott, J Retana, A Suarez, H Vasconcelos, S Yanoviak, & RR Dunn. 2010. Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships. Biology Letters 6(6): 769-772. PDF


  • Dunn RR, D Agosti, A Andersen, C Bruhl, X Cerda, A Ellison, B Fisher, MC Fitzpatrick, H Gibb, N Gotelli, A Gove, B Guénard, M Janda, M Kaspari, E Laurent, JP Lessard, JT Longino, J Majer, TP McGlynn, SB Menke, C Parr, S Philpott, M.Pfeiffer, J Retana, A Suarez, H Vasconcelos, MD Weiser, & NJ Sanders. 2009. Climatic drivers of hemispheric asymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness. Ecology Letters 12:324-333. PDF


  • Dunn RR, N.J. Sanders, MC Fitzpatrick, E Laurent, JP Lessard, D Agosti, A Andersen, C Bruhl, X Cerda, A Ellison, B Fisher, H. Gibb, N Gotelli, A Gove, B Guénard, M Janda, M Kaspari, JT Longino, J Majer, TP McGlynn, S Menke, C Parr, S Philpott, M Pfeiffer, J Retana, A Suarez, & H Vasconcelos  2007. Global ant biodiversity and biogeography: a new database and its possibilities. Myrmecological news 10: 77-83. PDF

Book chapters

  • Dunn RR, B Guénard, MD Weiser, & NJ Sanders. 2009. Geographic gradients in the diversity, abundance, size, and ecological consequences of ants. In: L Lach C Parr and K Abbot, editors, Ant Ecology. Oxford University Press.
  • Guénard B, & A Poitras Lariviere. 2006. La vie en société. In « L’écologie en ville » by C Messier, LA Giraldeau and B Beisner. Fides. Montréal, Canada.

Technical reports

  • Guénard B, & CA Drew. 2011. Ant species of MacKay Island and Back Bay National Wildlife refuges: results of opportunitistic sampling in diverse habitats in July 2010. Prepared for Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Drew CA, & B Guénard. 2009. Collection of Crematogaster atkinsoni (Wheeler) on Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, Knotts Island, North Carolina. Prepared for Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.