Nathan Egan Rank

Professor of Biology

Office: Darwin Hall 219B

Department of Biology

Tel: 707/664-3053

Sonoma State University

Fax: 707/664-3012

Rohnert Park, California 94928


Dahlhoff, E.P., S.L. Fearnley, D.A. Bruce, A.G. Gibbs, R. Stoneking, D.M. McMillan, K.Deiner, J.T. Smiley and N.E. Rank. 2008. Effects of temperature on physiology and reproductive success of a montane leaf beetle: implications for persistence of native populations enduring climate change. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, special issue entitled "Predicting Extinction: Investigating the Interface of Physiology, Ecology, and Climate Change." (PDF)

Meentemeyer, R.K., N.E. Rank, B.L. Anacker, D.M. Rizzo, & J.H. Cushman. 2008. Influence of land-cover change on the spread of an invasive forest pathogen.  Ecological Applications. 18:159-171. (PDF)

Otto, S.B., E.L. Berlow, N.E. Rank, J. Smiley and U. Brose. 2008. The diversity and identity of predators drive interaction strengths and trophic cascades in a montane food web. Ecology 89:134-144. (PDF)

Anacker, B.L., Rank, N.E., Huberli, D., Garbelotto, M., Gordon, S., Whitkus, R., Harnik, T., Meshriy, M., and Meentemeyer, R.K.  2007. Susceptibility to Phytophthora ramorum in a key inoculum-producing host: influences of landscape variation in host genotype, phenotype, and environmental factors.  New Phytologist. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02297.x (PDF)

Dahlhoff, E.P. & N.E. Rank. 2007.  The role of stress proteins in responses of a montane willow leaf beetle to environmental temperature variation.  Journal of Biosciences, 32: 477-488. (PDF)

Rank, N.E., D.A. Bruce, D.M. McMillan, C. Barclay and E.P. Dahlhoff. 2007. Phosphoglucose isomerase genotype affects runing speed and heat shock protein expression after exposure to extreme temperatures in a montane willow beetle. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: 750-764. (PDF)

Rank, N. E., K. Yturralde and E.P. Dahlhoff. 2006. Role of contests in the scramble competition mating system of a leaf beetle. Journal of Insect Behavior, 19:699-716. (PDF)

McMillan, D. M., S. L. Fearnley, N. E. Rank and E. P. Dahlhoff. 2005. Natural temperature variation affects larval survival, development, and Hsp70 expression in a leaf beetle. Functional Ecology 19:844-852. (PDF)

Zvereva, E.L. & N. E. Rank. 2004. Fly parasitoid Megaselia opacicornis uses defensive secretions of the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica to locate its host. 140: 516–522. (PDF)

Garcia-Rossi, D., N.E. Rank, & D.R. Strong. 2003 Potential for self-defeating biological control? Variation in herbivore vulnerability among invasive Spartina genotypes. Ecological Applications. 13: 1640–1649. (PDF)

Neargarder, G. G., E. P. Dahlhoff & N. E. Rank. 2003. Variation in thermal tolerance and HSP70 expression is linked to phosphoglucose isomerase genotype in a montane leaf beetle. Functional Ecology 17:213-221 (PDF)

Zvereva, E.L. & N. E. Rank. 2003. Host plant effects on parasitoid attack on the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica. 135:268-267. (PDF)

N.E. Rank & E.P. Dahlhoff. 2002. Allele frequency shifts in response to climate change and physiological consequences of allozyme variation in a montane insect. Evolution. 56:2278-2289. (PDF)

Anna L.W. Sears, J. T. Smiley, M. Hilker, F. Muller & N. E. Rank. 2001. Nesting behavior and prey use in two geographically separated populations of the specialist wasp Symmorphus cristatus (Vespidae: Eumeninae). American Midland Naturalist 145: 233-246. (PDF)

Dahlhoff, E.P. & N.E. Rank. 2000. Functional and physiological consequences of genetic variation at phosphoglucose isomerase: Heat shock protein expression is related to enzyme genotype in a montane beetle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 97:10056-10061 (PDF)

Anttila, C.K., C.C. Dahler, N.E. Rank, & D.R. Strong. 1998. Greater male fitness of a male invader (S. alterniflora) menaces a common native plant (Spartina foliosa) with genetic assimilation. American Journal of Botany 85:1597-1601.

Köpf, A., N.E. Rank, H. Roininen, R. Julkunen-Tiitto, J.M. Pasteels & J. Tahvanainen. 1998. Phylogeny and the evolution of host plant use and sequestration in the willow leaf beetle genus Phratora (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Evolution 52:517-528. (abstract)

Rank, N. E., A. Köpf, R. Julkunen-Tiitto & J. Tahvanainen. 1998. Host preference and larval performance of the salicylate-using leaf beetle Phratora vitellinae. Ecology 79: 618-631. (abstract)

Köpf, A., N.E. Rank, H. Roininen & J. Tahvanainen. 1997. Defensive larval secretions of leaf beetles attract a specialist predator Parasyrphus nigritarsis. Ecological Entomology 22: 176-183. (abstract)

Baur, R. & N.E. Rank. 1996. Influence of host quality and natural enemies on the life history of the alder leaf beetles Agelastica alni and Linaeidea aenea. Chrysomelidae Biology, P.H.A. Jolivet & M. Cox, editors. Volume 2: Ecological Studies. pp. 173-194. (abstract)

Rank, N.E., J.T. Smiley, & A. Köpf. 1996. Natural enemies and host plant relationships for leaf beetles (Chrysomelinae) feeding on Salicaceae and Betulaceae. Chrysomelidae Biology, P.H.A. Jolivet & M. Cox, editors. Volume 2: Ecological Studies. pp. 147-172.

Köpf, A., N.E. Rank, & H. Roininen 1996. Geographic variation in feeding and mating preferences in the Phratora tibialis complex. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 80: 311-314.

Rank, N.E. & J.T. Smiley. 1994. Host-plant effects on Parasyrphus melanderi Curran (Diptera: Syrphidae) feeding on a willow leaf beetle Chrysomela aeneicollis Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Ecological Entomology 19:31-38. (abstract)

Rank, N. E. 1994. Host plant effects on larval survival in a salicin-using leaf beetle Chrysomela aeneicollis Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Oecologia 97:342-353. (abstract)

Rank, N. E. 1992. A hierarchical analysis of genetic differentiation in a montane leaf beetle (Chrysomela aeneicollis). Evolution 46: 1097-1111. (abstract)

Rank, N. E. 1992. Host plant preference based on salicylate chemistry in a willow leaf beetle (Chrysomela aeneicollis). Oecologia 90: 95-101. (abstract)

Rank, N. E. 1991. Effects of plant chemical variation on a specialist herbivore: willow leaf beetles in the eastern Sierra Nevada. . Natural history of eastern California and high-altitude research, University of California. White Mountain Research Station Symposium. C.A. Hall, V. Doyle-Jones, B. Widawski , editors. The Regents of the University of California. Los Angeles. pp. 161-181.

Smiley, J. T. & N. E. Rank 1991. Bitterness of Salix along the north fork of Big Pine Creek, eastern California: species and community elevational trends. Natural history of eastern California and high-altitude research, University of California. White Mountain Research Station Symposium. C.A. Hall, V. Doyle-Jones, B. Widawski , editors. The Regents of the University of California. Los Angeles. pp. 132-147.

Smiley, J. T. & N. E. Rank 1986. Predator protection versus rapid growth in a montane leaf beetle. Oecologia 70: 106-112.

Smiley, J. T., J. H. Horn & N. E. Rank 1985. Ecological effects of salicin at three trophic levels: new problems from old adaptations. Science 229: 649-651

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