Publications & CV

Jackson A. Helms IV
Gainesville, Florida
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Research Publications

26. Helms JA (2022) Climate, geography, and the mating phenology of ants. Insectes Sociaux doi:10.1007/s00040-022-00888-y. [PDF]

25. Kemmerling LR, Rutkowski CE, Evans SE, Helms JA, IV, Cordova-Ortiz ES, Smith JD, Vázquez Custodio JA*, Vizza C, Haddad NM. 2022. Prairie Strips and Lower Land Use Intensity Increase Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution doi:10.3389/fevo.2022.833170. [PDF, Supplementary Material]

24. Helms JA, IV, Smith J, Clark S, Knupp K, Haddad NM. 2021. Ant Communities and Ecosystem Services in Organic Versus Conventional Agriculture in the U.S. Corn Belt. Environmental Entomology 50:1276-1285. [PDF, Supplementary Material]

23. Helms J, IV, Roeder K, Ijelu S, Racliff I, Haddad NM. 2021. Bioenergy landscapes drive trophic shifts in generalist ants. Journal of Animal Ecology 90:738-750. [PDF]

22. Cusser S, Helms J, IV, Bahlai CA, Haddad NM. 2021. How long do population level field experiments need to be? Utilising data from the 40-year-old LTER network. Ecology Letters 24:1103-1111. [PDF]

21. Helms JA, IV, Ijelu SE, Wills BD, Landis DA & Haddad NM. 2020. Ant biodiversity and ecosystem services in bioenergy landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 290:106780. [PDF, Supplementary Material]

20. Fawzi NI, Helms J, Novianto A, Supianto A, Indrayani AM, Febriani N. 2020. Reducing Illegal Logging through a Chainsaw Buyback and Entrepreneurship Program at Gunung Palung National Park. Forest and Society 4:151-161. [PDF]

19. Fawzi NI, Helms J, Emerson A, Wibawanto MA. 2020. Forest restoration progress and lessons learned in Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 32:195-205. [PDF]

18. Helms JA, IV, Ijelu SE & Haddad NM. 2019. Range expansion in an introduced social parasite-host species pair. Biological Invasions 21:2751-2759. [PDF]

17. Fawzi NI, Husna VN, & Helms JA. 2018. Measuring deforestation using remote sensing and its implication for conservation in Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 149:012038. [PDF]

16. Helms JA, IV, Woerner CR, Fawzi NI, MacDonald A, Juliansyah, Pohnan E & Webb K. 2018. Rapid Response of Bird Communities to Small-Scale Reforestation in Indonesian Borneo. Tropical Conservation Science 11:1-8. [PDF]

15. Helms JA, IV. 2018. The flight ecology of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 26:19-30. [PDF]

14. Helms JA, IV, Helms SM, Fawzi NI, Tarjudin & Xaverius F. 2017. Ant community of an Acacia mangium forest in Indonesian Borneo. Serangga 22:147-159. [PDF]

13. Helms, JA, IV & Tweedy B. 2017. Invasive fire ants contain high levels of mercury. Insectes Sociaux 64:169-171. [PDF]

12. Helms, JA, IV & Bridge ES. 2017. Range expansion drives the evolution of alternate reproductive strategies in invasive fire ants. Neobiota 33:67-82. [PDF] [Model Design]

11. Helms JA, IV, Alonso L & Isaacs S. 2016. Ants of the South Rupununi Savannah, Guyana. BAT Survey Report 1:135-147. World Wildlife Fund, Guyana. [PDF]

10. Helms JA, IV, Godfrey AP, Ames T & Bridge ES. 2016. Predator foraging altitudes reveal the structure of aerial insect communities. Scientific Reports 6:28670. [PDF]

9. Helms JA, IV, Godfrey AP, Ames T & Bridge ES. 2016. Are invasive fire ants kept in check by native aerial insectivores? Biology Letters 12:20160059. [PDF]

8. Helms JA, IV. 2016. Ants in Flight: Reproduction, Dispersal and Predation of Ant Queens. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Oklahoma. [PDF]

7. Helms JA, IV & Godfrey A. 2016. Dispersal polymorphisms in invasive fire ants. PLoS ONE 11:e0153955. [PDF]

6. Roeder KA, Roeder DV, Kouri JD & Helms JA, IV. 2015. A New Latitudinal Record for the Ant Genus Leptogenys (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in North America. Southwestern Entomologist 40:653-656. [PDF]

5. Helms JA, IV & Kaspari M. 2015. Reproduction-dispersal tradeoffs in ant queens. Insectes Sociaux 62:171-181. [PDF]

4. Helms J, Alonso L & Isaacs S. 2014. Ants—Preliminary Report. In: South Rupununi Biodiversity Assessment Team (BAT) Expedition Preliminary Report, pp. 20-23. WWF- Guianas Biodiversity Publication. [PDF]

3. Helms JA, IV, Peeters C & Fisher BL. 2014. Funnels, gas exchange and cliff jumping: natural history of the cliff dwelling ant Malagidris sofina. Insectes Sociaux 61:357-365. [PDF]

2. Helms JA & Kaspari M. 2014. Found or Fly: nutrient loading of dispersing ant queens decreases metrics of flight ability (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 19:85-91. [PDF]

1. Alonso LE & Helms JA. 2013. A rapid assessment of the ants of the Grensgebergte and Kasikasima regions of Southeastern Suriname. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 67:109-118. [PDF]

Magazine Articles

3. Helms JA, IV, Godfrey A, Ames T & Bridge ES. 2017. Dining with Purple Martins—what’s on the menu for North America’s most popular insect hunter? Purple Martin Update 26:22-25. [PDF]

2. Helms J. 2017. Ants abound in South Rupununi: Diverse and interesting ant species found during expedition. Guyana Sunday Times Magazine, 15 January 2017. [PDF]

1. Helms JA, IV, Godfrey A, Ames T & Bridge ES. 2015. Fire Ant exterminators: Purple Martins and aerial pest control. Purple Martin Update 24:24-27. [PDF]


2018 Helms JA. Gratitude in Biology: thanking the organisms and communities that enable discovery. Rapid Ecology. [Link]

2013-2018 Helms JA, IV. Marine to Myrmecologist. [Link]

2017 Helms J. Health in Harmony guest posts.
4. Your Impact: Measuring the Results [Link]
3. Our Solution: How to Stop Deforestation in Borneo [Link]
2. The Problem: Deforestation in Borneo [Link]
1. From Oklahoma to Borneo: Interview with Jackson and Sara Helms [Link]

2015 Helms JA, IV. Ants in flight. Insectes Sociaux. [Link]

Short Stories

2. Helms JA. 2018. The Ancestor’s Song. Silver Blade 38.

1. Helms JA. 2015. A Hedgehog in Bloom. Origins 1:53-64.

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