• Publications
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American Pronghorn: Social Adaptations and the Ghosts of Predators Past
  • J. Byers
  • Environmental Science
  • 3 February 1998
Pronghorn antelope are the fastest runners in North America, often reaching speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour. Yet none of their current predators can run this fast. Pronghorn also gather in
Potential of Mass Trapping for Long-Term Pest Management and Eradication of Invasive Species
TLDR
It is concluded that mass trapping has good potential to suppress or eradicate low-density, isolated pest populations; however, its full potential in pest management has not been adequately realized and therefore encourages further research and development of this technology.
Chemical ecology of bark beetles
  • J. Byers
  • Environmental Science
    Experientia
  • 1 March 1989
TLDR
The regulation of attack density, termination of the aggregation, mechanisms of attack spacing, and recognition of host suitability are presented in the context of an individual's avoidance of intra- and interspecific competition.
Host-Tree Chemistry Affecting Colonization in Bark Beetles
  • J. Byers
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 1995
TLDR
A diversity of bark beetle biology, in which each species is adapted to only one or a few host-tree species, has probably resulted from natural selection due to the great variety of trees and their biochemicals.
Animal play : evolutionary, comparative, and ecological perspectives
TLDR
The evolutionary origins of play revisited, and glimpses into the structure and function of mammalian playfulness in the Macropodoidea, are explored.
Refining the Motor Training Hypothesis for the Evolution of Play
TLDR
It is proposed that play may not be motor training in the broad sense, but rather it may be behavior designed to influence specific types of development, such as adaptive modification of the developing neuromuscular system.
Attractive and inhibitory pheromones produced in the bark beetle,Dendroctonus brevicomis, during host colonization: Regulation of inter- and intraspecific competition
TLDR
These inhibitory pheromones appear to cause several competing species of bark beetle to avoid landing in areas infested with D. brevicomis, even when their own phersomone is present.
Sex-specific maternal investment in pronghorn, and the question of a limit on differential provisioning in ungulates
TLDR
Among ungulates for which data are available, the best predictor of differential investment is not degree of adult sexual dimorphism; it is comparative rate of maternal investment.
Attraction of bark beetles,Tomicus piniperda,Hylurgops palliatus, andTrypodendron domesticum and other insects to short-chain alcohols and monoterpenes
  • J. Byers
  • Biology, Medicine
    Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • 1 December 1992
TLDR
Baiting of pipe traps with a series of short-chain alcohols each alone showed that ethanol was greatly preferred byH.
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