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Johnson, C.A., Phelan, L.P., & Herbers, J.M. 2008. Stealth and reproductive dominance in a rare parasitic ant. Animal Behaviour doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.09.003

Johnson, C.A. (2008) Slave-maker ant competition for a shared host and the effect on coevolutionary dynamics. Ecological Monographs 78:445-460.

Lommelen, E., Johnson, C.A., Drijfhout, F.P., Billen, J. & Gobin, B. (2008) Egg marking in the facultatively queenless ant Gnamptogenys striatula: the source and mechanism. Journal of Insect Physiology 54:727-392.

Herbers, J.M. & Johnson, C.A. (2007). Social structure and winter survival in acorn ants. Oikos 116:829-835.

Johnson, C.A. & Herbers, J.M. (2006).  Impact of parasite sympatry on the geographic mosaic of coevolution.  Ecology 87:382-394.

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Lommelen, E., Johnson, C.A., Drijfhout, F.P., Billen, J., Wenseleers, T. & Gobin, B. (2006).  Cuticular hydrocarbons provide reliable cues of fertility in Gnamptogenys striatula. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32:20023-2034.

 O’Hara, B., Fowler, M.S., & Johnson, C.A. (2006).  Why negatives should be viewed as positives.  Nature Correspondence 439:782 (non-refereed).

 Johnson, C.A., Sundström, L., & Billen, J. (2005).  Development of alary muscles in single- and multiple-queen populations of the wood ant Fomica truncorum. Annales Zoologici Fennici 42:225-234.

Johnson, C.A., Topoff, H., Vander Meer, R.K., & Lavine, B. (2005).  Do these eggs smell funny to you?:  A study of egg discrimination by hosts of a slave-maker ant.  Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 57:245-255.

Kotze, D.J., Johnson, C.A., O’Hara, R.B., Vepsäläinen, K., & Fowler, M. (2004).  The need for a journal of negative results in ecology & evolutionary biology.  Journal of Negative Results – Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 1:1-4. 

Johnson, C.A., Lommelen, E., Allard, D. & Gobin, B. (2003).  The emergence of collective foraging in the arboreal Gnamptogenys menadensisNaturwissenschaften, 90:332-336.

Johnson, C.A., Topoff, H., Vander Meer, R.K., & Lavine, B. (2002).  Host queen killing by a slave-maker ant queen:  when is a host queen worth attacking?  Animal Behaviour, 64:807-815.

Basis of entry into The Daily Telegraph, 2003 Science Writer Competition by Kris Kirby from the University of Leeds, who was a runner up out of 222 entries.

Johnson, C.A., Vander Meer, R.K., & Lavine, B. (2001).  Changes in the cuticular hydrocarbon patterns of a slave-maker queen after killing a Formica host queen.  Journal of Chemical Ecology, 27:1787-1804.

Johnson, C.A., Agosti, D., Delabie, J.H., Dumpert, K., Williams, D.J., von Tschirnhaus, M. & Maschwitz, U. (2001).  Acropyga and Azteca ants with scale insects:  20 million years of intimate symbiosis.  American Museum Novitates, 3335:1-18.

Johnson, C.A. (2000).  Responses of two potential host species to pupae of the obligatory slave-making ant, Polyergus brevicepsJournal of Insect Behavior, 13:711-720.