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Jackson A. Helms IV
Gainesville, Florida
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Research Articles

18. 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]

17. 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]

16. 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]

15. 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]

14. 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]

13. 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]

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

11. 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]

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

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

8. 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]

7. 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]

6. 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]

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

4. 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]

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

2. 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]

1. 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]

Biodiversity Surveys & Conservation Publications

5. 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]

4. 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]

3. 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]

2. 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]

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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