• Tigreros, Natasha C.,  E.H. Wang,  J.S. Thaler. 2018. Prey nutritional state drives divergent behavioral and physiological responses to predation risk. Functional Ecology 1-8. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13046


  • Wetzel, William C. and J.S. Thaler. 2016. Does plant trait diversity reduce the ability of herbivores to defend against predators?  The plant variability-gut acclimation hypothesis. Current Opinion in Insect Science 14:25-31.


  • Orrock, J.L., A. Sih, M.C.O Ferrari, R. Karban, E.L. Preisser, M.J. Sheriff, and J.S. Thaler. 2015. Error management in plant allocation to herbivore defense. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 8:441-445. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2015.06.005
  • Kersch-Becker, M and J.S. Thaler. 2015. Plant resistance reduces the strength of consumptive and non-consumptive effects of predators on aphids. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84:1222-1232. 10.1111/1365-2656.12371 **winner of 2nd place Elton Prize (best paper of the year by a young scientist)
  • Claflin, S., J.S. Thaler, A. Power. 2015. Predators, host abundance, and host spatial distribution affect the movement of wingless non-colonizing vector Rhopalosiphum padi (L.) and PVY prevalence in an oat/potato system. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 9:301-309. 10.1007/s11829-015-9370-3
  • Thaler, J.S., E.L. Olsen, I. Kaplan. 2015. Jasmonate-induced plant defenses and prey availability impact the preference and performance of an omnivorous stink bug, Podisus maculiventris. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 9:141-148. DOI: 10.1007/s11829-015-9357-0
  • Raguso, R.A., Agrawal, A.A., Douglas, A.E., Jander, G., Kessler, A., Poveda, K, and J.S. Thaler. 2015. The raison d’être of chemical ecology. Ecology, 96:617-630. DOI 10.1007/s00442-014-3069-5


  • Hermann, S.L. and J.S. Thaler. 2014. Prey Perception of Predation Risk: volatile chemical cues mediate non-consumptive effects of a predator on a herbivorous insect. Oecologia 176:669-676.  DOI 10.1007/s00442-014-3069-5
  • Campbell, S.A., R. Halitschke, J.S. Thaler, A. Kessler. 2014. Plant mating systems alter adaptive plasticity in response to herbivory. The Plant Journal 78:481-490.
  • Kaplan, I., S.H. McArt, Thaler, J.S. 2014. Plant defenses and predation risk differentially shape patterns of consumption, growth, and digestive efficiency in a guild of leaf-chewing insects. Plos One: 9(4) e93714
  • Kersch-Becker, M.F. and J. S. Thaler. 2014. Virus strains differentially induce plant susceptibility to aphid vectors and chewing herbivores. Oecologia 174:883-892.
  • Thaler, J.S., H. Contreras, G. Davidowitz. 2013. Effects of predation risk and plant resistance on Manduca sexta caterpillar feeding behavior and physiology. Ecological Entomology 39:210-216.


  • Thaler, J.S., H. Contreras, G. Davidowitz. 2013. Effects of predation risk and plant resistance on Manduca sexta caterpillar feeding behavior and physiology. Ecological Entomology 39:210-216.
  • McArt, S.H. and J.S. Thaler. 2013. Plant genotypic diversity reduces the rate of consumer resource utilization. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 20130639. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.0639.
  • McArt, S.H., R. Halitschke, J-P. Salminen, J.S. Thaler. 2013. Leaf herbivory increases plant fitness via induced resistance to seed predators. Ecology, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-1664.1
  • Campbell, S.A., J.S. Thaler, A. Kessler. 2013. Plant chemistry underlies herbivore-mediated inbreeding depression in nature. Ecology Letters, in press. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12036
  • Goulet, E.J., J. Thaler, A. DiTommaso, M. Schwarzlander, E. J. Shields. 2013. Impact of Mecinus janthinus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on the growth and reproduction of Linaria dalmatica (Scrophulariaceae). The Great Lakes Entomologist 46:90-98.


  • Thaler, J.S., S.H. McArt, I. Kaplan. 2012. Compensatory mechanisms for ameliorating the fundamental tradeoff between predator avoidance and foraging. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 109:12075-12080.
  • Thaler, J.S., P.T. Humphrey, N.K. Whiteman. 2012. Evolution of jasmonate and salicylate crosstalk. Trends in Plant Science, 17:260-270.
  • Chautá-Mellizo, A., S.A. Campbell, M.A. Bonilla, J.S. Thaler, K. Poveda. 2012. Effects of natural and artificial pollination on fruit and offspring quality. Basic and Applied Ecology, 524-532.
  • Kaplan, I and J.S. Thaler. 2012. Phytohormone-mediated plant resistance and predation risk act independently on the population growth and wing formation of potato aphids, Macrosiphum euphorbiae. Arthropod-Plant interactions, in press.
  • McArt, S. H., Cook-Patton, S. C. and Thaler, J. S. 2012. Relationships between arthropod richness, evenness, and diversity are altered by complementarity among plant genotypes. Oecologia, 168:1013-1021.


  • Cook-Patton, S. C., McArt, S. H., Parachnowitsch, A. L., Thaler, J. S., and Agrawal, A. A. 2011. A direct comparison of the consequences of plant genotypic and species diversity on communities and ecosystem function. Ecology, 92:915-923.
  • Kaplan, I and J.S. Thaler. 2011. Do plant defenses enhance or diminish prey suppression by omnivorous Heteroptera? Biological Control, 59:53-60.


  • Rodriguez-Saona, C.R., R.O. Musser, H. Vogel, S.M. Hum-Musser, and J.S. Thaler. 2010. Molecular, biochemical, and organismal analyses of tomato plants simultaneously attacked by herbivores from two feeding guilds. Journal of Chemical Ecology 36:1043-1057.
  • J.S. Thaler, A.A. Agrawal, R. Halitschke. 2010. Salicylate-mediated interactions between pathogens and herbivores. Ecology 91:1075-1082.
  • Kaplan, I. and J.S. Thaler. 2010. Plant resistance attenuates the consumptive and non-consumptive impacts of predators on prey. Oikos 119:1105-1113.
  • Scott, I.M., J.S. Thaler and J.G. Scott. 2010. Response of a generalist herbivore Trichoplusia ni to jasmonate-mediated induced defense in tomato. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 36:490-499.


  • Boutard-Hunt, C.D. Smart, J. S. Thaler, B.A. Nault. 2009. Impact of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria and Natural Enemies on Myzus persicae Infestations in Pepper. J. Economic Entomology, 102:2183-2191.


  • J.S. Thaler and Griffin, C.A. 2008. Relative importance of consumptive and non-consumptive effects of predators on prey and plant damage: the influence of herbivore ontogeny. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 128:34-40.
  • Viswanathan, D.V., G. McNickle, and J.S. Thaler. 2008. Heterogeneity of plant phenotypes caused by herbivore-specific induced responses influences the spatial distribution of herbivores. Ecological Entomology 33:86-94.


  • Viswanathan, D.V., O.A. Lifchits, and J.S. Thaler. 2007. Consequences of sequential attack for resistance to herbivores when plants have specific induced responses. Oikos 116:1389-1399.


  • Griffin, C.A., J.S. Thaler. 2006. Insect predators affect plant resistance via density- and trait- mediated indirect interactions. Ecology Letters 9:338-346.
  • Stout, M.J., J.S. Thaler, B. Thomma. 2006. Plant-mediated interactions between arthropod herbivores and plant pathogens. Annual Review of Entomology 51:663-689.


  • Viswanathan, D.V., A.J.T. Narwani, and J.S. Thaler. 2005. Specificity in induced plant responses shapes patterns of herbivore occurrence on Solanum dulcamara. Ecology 86:886-896.
  • Rodriguez-Saona, C. and J.S. Thaler. 2005. Herbivore-induced responses and patch heterogeneity affect abundance of arthropods on plants. Ecological Entomology 30:156-163.
  • Rodriguez-Saona, C., J. Chalmers, S. Raj, and J.S. Thaler. 2005. Induced plant responses to multiple damagers: differential effects on the performance of an herbivore and its parasitoid. Oecologia 143:566-577.
  • Rodriguez-Saona, C. and J.S. Thaler. 2005. The jasmonate pathway alters herbivore feeding behavior: consequences for plant defenses. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 115:125-134.


  • Thaler, J.S., B. Owen, and V.J. Higgins. 2004. The role of the jasmonate response in plant susceptibility to diverse pathogens with a range of lifestyles. Plant Physiology, 135:530-538.
  • Thaler, J.S. and R.M. Bostock. 2004. Interactions between abscisic-acid-mediated responses and plant resistance to pathogens and insects. Ecology 85:48-58.
  • Viswanathan, D.V. and Thaler, J.S. 2004. Plant vascular architecture and within-plant spatial patterns in resource quality following herbivory. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30:531-543.


  • Thaler, J. S., M. Farag, P. Pare and M. Dicke. 2002. Jasmonate deficient tomato mutant has reduced direct and indirect defense” Ecology Letters 5:764-774.
  • Thaler, J.S., A.L. Fidantsef, R.M. Bostock. 2002. Antagonism between jasmonate- and salicylate-mediated induced plant resistance: Effects of concentration and timing of elicitors on defense-related proteins, herbivore, and pathogen performance in tomato. Journal of Chemical Ecology 28:1143-1171.
  • Thaler, J.S., R. Karban, D.E. Ullman, K. Boege, R.M. Bostock. 2002. Cross-talk between jasmonate and salicylate plant defense pathways: effects on several plant parasites. Oecologia 131:227-235.
  • Thaler, J. S. 2002. Effect of jasmonate-induced responses on the natural enemies of herbivores. Journal of Animal Ecology 71:141-150.


  • Thaler, J. S., M. J. Stout, R. Karban, and S. S. Duffey. 2001. Jasmonate-mediated induced plant resistance affects a community of herbivores. Ecological Entomology 26:312-324.
  • Bostock, R.M., R. Karban, J. S. Thaler, P. D. Weyman, and D. G. Gilchrist. 2001. Signal interactions in induced resistance to pathogens and insect herbivores. European Journal of Plant Pathology 107:103-111.

2000 and older

  • Omer, A. D., J. S. Thaler, J. Granett, and R. Karban. 2000. Jasmonic acid induced resistance in grapes to a root and leaf feeder. Journal of Economic Entomology 93:840-848.
  • Thaler, J. S. 1999. Jasmonate-inducible plant defenses cause increased parasitism of herbivores. Nature 399:686-688.
  • Thaler, J. S., A. L. Fidantsef, S. S. Duffey, and R. M. Bostock. 1999. Tradeoffs in plant defense against pathogens and herbivores? A field demonstration using chemical elicitors of induced resistance. Journal of Chemical Ecology 25:1597-1609.
  • Fidantsef, A. L., M. J. Stout, J. S. Thaler, S. S. Duffey, and R. M. Bostock. 1999. Signal interactions in pathogen and insect attack: Expression of lipoxygenase, proteinase inhibitor II, and pathogenesis – related protein P4 in the tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 54:97-114.
  • Thaler, J. S. 1999. Induced resistance in agricultural crops: Effects of jasmonic acid on herbivory and yield in tomato plants. Environmental Entomology 28:30-37.
  • Karban, R., A. A. Agrawal, J. S. Thaler, and L. S. Adler. 1999. Induced plant responses and information content about risk of herbivory. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 14:443-447.
  • Karban, R. and J. S. Thaler. 1999. Plant phase change and resistance to herbivores. Ecology 80:510-517.
  • Agrawal, A. A., C. Kobayashi, and J. S. Thaler. 1999. The influence of prey availability and induced host plant resistance on omnivory by western flower thrips. Ecology 80:518-523.
  • Thaler, J. S. and R. Karban. 1997. A phylogenetic reconstruction of constitutive and induced resistance in Gossypium. American Naturalist 149:1139-1146.
  • Thaler, J. S., M. J. Stout, R. Karban, and S. S. Duffey. 1996. Exogenous jasmonates simulate insect wounding in tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum) in the laboratory and field. Journal of Chemical Ecology 22:1767-81.
  • Karban, R., G. English-Loeb, M. A. Walker, and J. Thaler. 1995. Abundance of phytoseiid mites on Vitis species: effects of leaf hairs, domatia, prey abundance and plant phylogeny. Experimental and Applied Acarology 19:189-97.