Sean G. Brady
Seán Brady, Curator of Hymenoptera (Ants & Bees)
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Ph.D. University of California, Davis
- Phylogenetics, molecular evolution, and systematics of ants and bees
- Social insect evolution and ecology
- Coevolutionary dynamics, especially in fungus-growing ants
- Phylogenetic and molecular evolutionary theory and methodology
My research concentrates on increasing our understanding of the origins, diversification, and molecular evolution of social insects, especially ants and bees. I am particularly interested in applying comparative approaches that incorporate evidence from systematics, ecology, genetics, and genomics in order to address specific questions in ant and bee evolution.
Brady, S.G. 2003. Evolution of the army ant syndrome: the origin and long-term evolutionary stasis of a complex of behavioral and reproductive adaptations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 100: 6575-6579.
Brady, S. G., J. Gadau and P. S. Ward. 1999. Is the ant genus Camponotus paraphyletic? Pages 27-28 in Austin, A. D. and P. J. DeBarro. Fourth International Hymenopterists Conference: program and abstracts. International Society of Hymenopterists, Glen Osmond, SA. 96 pp
Brady, S.G., Schultz, T.R., Fisher, B.L. & Ward, P.S. 2006. Evaluating alternative hypotheses for the early evolution and diversification of ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 103: 18172-18177.
Brady, S.G. & Ward, P.S. 2005. Morphological phylogeny of army ants and other dorylomorphs. Systematic Entomology 30: 592-618.
LaPolla, J.S., Brady, S.G. & Shattuck, S.O. 2010b. Designation of a neotype for Paratrechina currens Motschoulsky, 1863. Notulae Naturae 481: 1-2.
Sosa-Calvo, J., S. G. Brady and T. R. Schultz. 2009. The gyne of the enigmatic fungus-farming ant species Mycetosoritis explicata. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 18(1): 113-120.
Ward, P., and Brady, S. 2003. Phylogeny and biogeography of the ant subfamily Myrmeciinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Invertebrate Systematics 17(3): 361-386
Ward, P.S. & Brady, S.G. 2009. Rediscovery of the ant genus Amyrmex Kusnezov and its transfer from Dolichoderinae to Leptanilloidinae. Zootaxa 2063: 46-54.
Ward, P.S., Brady, S.G., Fisher, B.L. & Schultz, T.R. 2010. Phylogeny and biogeography of Dolichoderinae ants: effects of data partitioning and relict taxa on historical inference. Systematic Biology 59: 342-362.