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Helms, Anjel M., et al. “Chemical cues linked to risk: Cues from below‐ground natural enemies enhance plant defences and influence herbivore behaviour and performance.” Functional Ecology (2019).

Davidson‐Lowe, E., Szendrei, Z., & Ali, J. G. (2019). Asymmetric effects of a leaf‐chewing herbivore on aphid population growth. Ecological Entomology, 44(1), 81-92.

Stelinski, L. L., Willett, D., Rivera, M. J., & Ali, J. G. (2019). ‘Tuning’communication among four trophic levels of the root biome to facilitate biological control. Biological control.


Markovic, D., Colzi, I., Taiti, C., Ray, S., Scalone, R.,  Ali, J.G., … & Ninkovic, V. (2018). Airborne signals synchronize the defenses of neighboring plants in response to touch. Journal of experimental botany, 70(2), 691-700.

Castano-Duque, L., Helms, A., Ali, J. G., & Luthe, D. S. (2018). Plant Bio-Wars: Maize Protein Networks Reveal Tissue-Specific Defense Strategies in Response to a Root Herbivore. Journal of chemical ecology, 44(7-8), 727-745.

Malik RJ, Ali JG, & Beaver JD. (2018) Mycorrhizal composition influences plant anatomical defense and impacts herbivore growth and survival in a life-stage dependent manner. Pedobiologia: Journal of Soil Ecology.


Ali JG & Agrawal AA. (2017) Tritrophic consequences of host shifts in highly specialized milkweed beetles. Functional Ecology.

Hufnagel M , Schilmiller AL,  Ali JG, and  Szendrei Z. (2017) Choosy mothers pick challenging plants: Maternal preference and larval performance of a specialist herbivore are not linked. Ecological Entomology. Ecological Entomology 42 (1), 33-41

Tourtois, J,  Ali JG, Matthew Grieshop (2017) Exploring the use of black soldier fly Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) as an in vivo entomopathogenic nematode rearing host. Journal of invertebrate pathology 150, 121-129


Morrison WR, Ingrao A, Ali JG, Szendrei Z (in press) Identification and evaluation of asparagus semiochemicals and their ecological interactions with its early pest community. Journal of Plant Interactions DOI:10.1080/17429145.2015.1133848

2015monarch book
Agrawal AA, Ali JG, Rasmann S, Fishbein M. (2015) Macroevolutionary
trends in the defense of  milkweeds against monarchs: latex, cardenolides, and tolerance of
herbivory. in Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect (Oberhauser K, Altizer S, and Nail K. eds). Cornell University Press, USA

Ali, J. G., & Davidson-Lowe, E. (2015). Plant Cues and Factors Influencing the Behaviour of Beneficial Nematodes as a Belowground Indirect Defense. In H. Bais & J. Sherrier (Eds.), Plant Microbe Interactions (pp. 191–214).Messages Image(1740029917)





Erwin, A.C., T. Züst, J.G. Ali, and A.A. Agrawal. Aboveground herbivory facilitates above- and belowground conspecific insects and reduces fruit production. Journal of Ecology 102:1038–1047.

Ali JG & Agrawal AA. (2014) Asymmetry of plant-mediated interactions between specialist aphids and caterpillars on two milkweeds (Ascelpias syriaca and A. tuberose) Functional Ecology.

Sending mixed messages: a trophic cascade produced by a belowground herbivore-induced cue. JG Ali, R Campos-Herrera, HT Alborn, LW Duncan, LL Stelinski. Journal of chemical ecology 39 (8), 1140-1147. full text

Analyzing spatial patterns linked to the ecology of herbivores and their natural enemies in the soil. R Campos-Herrera, JG Ali, BM Diaz, LW Duncan
Frontiers in plant science.

An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of an antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses
EA Schmelz, A Huffaker, MJ Carroll, HT Alborn, JG Ali, PEA Teal
Plant physiology 160 (3), 1468-1478 Plant Physiol.-2012-Schmelz-1468-78

Subterranean, herbivore-induced plant volatile increases biological control activity of multiple beneficial nematode species in distinct habitats. Jared G Ali, Hans T Alborn, Raquel Campos-Herrera, Fatma Kaplan, Larry W Duncan, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Albrecht M Koppenhöfer, Lukasz L Stelinski. PloS one 7 (6), e38146

Interspecific nematode signals regulate dispersal behavior. Fatma Kaplan, Hans T Alborn, Stephan H von Reuss, Ramadan Ajredini, Jared G Ali, Faruk Akyazi, Lukasz L Stelinski, Arthur S Edison, Frank C Schroeder, Peter E Teal
PloS one 7 (6), e38735

Ecology and evolution of soil nematode chemotaxis. S Rasmann, JG Ali, J Helder, WH van der Putten. Journal of chemical ecology 38 (6), 615-628.

Specialist versus generalist insect herbivores and plant defense
JG Ali, AA Agrawal Trends in plant science 17 (5), 293-302

Induced release of a plant-defense volatile ‘deceptively’attracts insect vectors to plants infected with a bacterial pathogen. Rajinder S Mann, Jared G Ali, Sara L Hermann, Siddharth Tiwari, Kirsten S Pelz-Stelinski, Hans T Alborn, Lukasz L Stelinski. PLoS pathogens 8 (3), e1002610

The role of root-produced volatile secondary metabolites in mediating soil interactions. S Rasmann, I Hiltpold, J Ali. Advances in selected plant physiology aspects. InTech Open Access Publisher. 269-290

Constitutive and induced subterranean plant volatiles attract both entomopathogenic and plant parasitic nematodes. JG Ali, HT Alborn, LL Stelinski. Journal of Ecology 99 (1), 26-35.

Female spotted cucumber beetles use own cuticular hydrocarbon signature to choose immunocompatible mates. JG Ali, DW Tallamy Animal Behaviour 80 (1), 9-12.

Subterranean herbivore-induced volatiles released by citrus roots upon feeding by Diaprepes abbreviatus recruit entomopathogenic nematodes. JG Ali, HT Alborn, LL Stelinski Journal of chemical ecology 36 (4), 361-368.fulltext

Female choice by scent recognition in the spotted cucumber beetle. JF Brodt, DW Tallamy,J Ali. Ethology 112 (3), 300-306