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Martin, LB, HA Woods, CK Ghalambor (Eds.) Integrative Organismal Biology (2015), Wiley.

Harrison, JF, HA Woods, and SP Roberts (2012) Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Papers [*grad student, **postdoc, ***undergrad]


Lane*, SJ, BW Tobalske, AL Moran, CM Shishido*, HA Woods (2018) Costs of epibionts on Antarctic sea spiders. Marine Biology 165, 137 

Wilson*, JK, HA Woods, A Kessler (2018) High levels of abiotic noise in volatile organic compounds released by Datura wrightii: implications for the evolution and ecology of airborne chemical communication. Oecologia 188, 367 - 379.

Terblanche, JS, HA Woods (2018) Invited commentary: Why models of insect respiratory patterns fail. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221, jeb130039. https://doi:10.1242/jeb.130039 

Lane*, SJ, AL Moran, CM Shishido*, BW Tobalske, HA Woods (2018) Cuticular gas exchange by Antarctic sea spiders. Journal of Experimental Biology. jeb.177568 doi: 10.1242/jeb.177568 Featured in Inside JEB. ScienceTake coverage by the New York Times.

Giron, D, G Dubreuil, A Bennet, F Dedeine, M Dicke, L Dyer, M Erb, MO Harris, E Huguet, I Kaloshian, A Kawakita, C Lopez-Vaamonde, TM Palmer, T Petanidou, M Poulsen, A Sallé, J-C Simon, JS Terblanche, D Thiéry, N Whiteman, HA Woods, E Zchori-Fein, S Pincebourde (2018) Promises and challenges in insect–plant interactions. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 2018, 1 - 25. DOI: 10.1111/eea.12679  

Woods, HA, M Saudreau, S Pincebourde (2018) Structure is more important than physiology for estimating intra-canopy distributions of leaf temperatures. Ecology & Evolution 

Woods, HA, JG Kingsolver, SB Fey, DA Vasseur (2018) Uncertainty in geographic estimates of performance and fitness. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 

Moran, AL, HA Woods, CM Shishido*, SJ Lane*, BW Tobalske (2018) Predatory behavior of giant Antarctic sea spiders (Colossendeis) in nearshore environments. Invertebrate Biology. DOI: 10.1111/ivb.12210


Boisseau, RP*, HA Woods, M Goubault (2017) The metabolic costs of fighting and host exploitation in a seed-drilling parasitic wasp. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220: 3955-3966; doi: 10.1242/jeb.16088. Featured in Inside JEB.

Lane, SJ*, CM Shishido*, AL Moran, BW Tobalske, CP Arango, HA Woods (2017) Upper limits to body size imposed by respiratory-structural trade-offs in Antarctic pycnogonids. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284, No. 1865, p. 20171779, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1779

Woods, HA, SJ Lane*, C Shishido*, BW Tobalske, CP Arango, AL Moran. (2017) Respiratory gut peristalsis by sea spiders. Current Biology 27.13: R638-R639. Featured in Nature, National Geographic (+ Youtube video), Science News, The Atlantic, The Economist, The Missoulian, and others.


Wilson, JK*, HA Woods (2016) Innate and learned olfactory responses in a wild population of the egg parasitoid Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Journal of Insect Science 16, 1 - 8. Featured in Entomology Today.

Cooley, NL***, DJ Emlen, HA Woods (2016) Self-heating by large insect larvae? Journal of Thermal Biology 62, 76 - 83.

Woods, HA and SJ Lane* (2016) Metabolic recovery from drowning by insect pupae. Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 3126 - 3136. Featured in Inside JEB.

Dillon, ME and HA Woods (2016) Introduction to the symposium: Beyond the mean: Biological impacts of changing patterns of temperature variationIntegrative and Comparative Biology 56, 11 - 13. doi:10.1093/icb/icw020

Dillon, ME, HA Woods, G Wang, SB Fey**, DA Vasseur, RS Telemeco**, K Marshall**, and S Pincebourde (2016). Life in the frequency domain: the biological impacts of changes in climate variability at multiple time scales. Integrative and Comparative Biology 56, 14 - 30. doi:10.1093/icb/icw024

Lane, SJ*, CM Shishido*, AL Moran, BW Tobalske, HA Woods (2016) No effects and no control of epibionts in two species of temperate pycnogonids. Biological Bulletin 230, 165 - 173.

Kingsolver, JG, HA Woods (2016) Beyond thermal performance curves:  Modeling time-dependent effects of thermal stress on ectotherm growth ratesAmerican Naturalist 187.


Powers, DR, BW Tobalske, JK Wilson*, HA Woods, KR Corder* (2015) Heat dissipation during hovering and forward flight in hummingbirds. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150598. Media coverage in The Times, Science Online, and the BBC.

Wilson*, JK, HA Woods (2015) Protection via parasitism: Datura odors attract parasitoid flies, which inhibit Manduca larvae from feeding and growing. Oecologia 179, 1159–1171.

Van Atta***, KJ, KA Potter, HA Woods (2015) Effects of UV-B on environmental preference and egg parasitization by Trichogramma Wasps (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). J. Entomological Science 50, 318-325.

Sprague*, JC, HA Woods (2015) Costs and benefits of underground pupal chambers constructed by insects: a test using Manduca sexta. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 8, 521 - 534.

Wilson*, JK, A Kessler, HA Woods (2015) Noisy communication via airborne infochemicals. BioScience 65, 667 - 677.

Corcoran*, AJ, HA Woods (2015) Negligible energetic cost of sonar jamming in a bat-moth interactionCanadian Journal of Zoology 93, 331 – 335.

Woods, HA, ME Dillon, S Pincebourde (2015) The roles of microclimatic diversity and behavior in mediating the responses of ectotherms to climate change. Journal of Thermal Biology 54, 86 – 97. Jan 2016: this one is one of JTB's most downloaded papers.


Caillon*, R, C Suppo, J Casas, HA Woods, S Pincebourde (2014) Warming decreases thermal heterogeneity of leaf surfaces: implications for behavioural thermoregulation by arthropods. Functional Ecology 28, 1449 – 1458.

Woods, HA (2014) Mosaic physiology from developmental noise: within-organism physiological diversity as an alternative to phenotypic plasticity and phenotypic flexibility. Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 35-45. I did the cover art on this one! And the paper was highlighted in a discussion of the symposium volume, in Inside JEB


Kerr***, ED, C Phelan, HA Woods (2013) Subtle direct effects of rising atmospheric CO2 on insect eggs. Physiological Entomology 38, 302 - 305.

Potter** KA & HA Woods (2013) Immobile and tough vs. mobile and weak: effects of UVB radiation on eggs and larvae of Manduca sexta. Physiological Entomology 38, 246 - 252.

Potter**, KA, HA Woods, S Pincebourde (2013) Microclimatic challenges in global change biology. Global Change Biology 19, 2932 – 2939. 

Woods HA (2013) Ontogenetic changes in the body temperature of an insect herbivore. Functional Ecology 27, 1322 - 1331.

Breuner, CW, RS Sprague*, SH Patterson*, HA Woods (2013) Environment, behavior and physiology: do birds use barometric pressure to predict storms? Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 1982-1990. Spotlight in Inside JEB

Woods HA & JK Wilson* (2013) An information hypothesis for the evolution of homeostasis. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28, 283 – 289.


Potter** KA & HA Woods (2012) Trichogramma parasitoids alter the metabolic physiology of Manduca eggs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 279, 3572 – 3576. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.1050 

Pincebourde S & HA Woods (2012) Climate uncertainty on leaf surfaces: perspectives on the leaf microclimate from biophysical ecology. Functional Ecology 26, 844 - 853. This article is also part of a virtual issue in Functional Ecology on ecophysiological forecasting

Förster** TD & HA Woods (2012) Mechanisms of tracheal filling in insects. Biological Reviews 88, 1 – 14.

Moran AL & HA Woods (2012) Why might they be giants? Towards an understanding of polar gigantism. Journal of Experimental Biology 215, 1995-2002.

Potter**, KA & HA Woods (2012) The physiology of insect eggs: no evidence for the evolution of abiotic stress physiology among populations of Manduca sexta. Functional Ecology 26, 112–122.


Kingsolver JG, HA Woods, LB Buckley, KA Potter**, H MacLean*, JK Higgins* (2011) Complex life cycles and the responses of insects to climate change. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51, 719-732.

Valdés Á., AL Moran, HA Woods (2011) Revision of several poorly known Antarctic aeolid nudibranch species (Mollusca: Gastropoda), with the description of a new species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK. 92, 1161–1174. doi:10.1017/S0025315411000348

Valdés Á., AL Moran, HA Woods (2011) A new species of Armodoris (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia, Akiodorididae) from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Polar Biology 34, 459 - 463.

Potter**, KA, G Davidowitz, HA Woods (2011) Cross-stage consequences of egg temperature in the insect Manduca sexta. Functional Ecology 25, 548 – 556.


Woods HA, MF Poteet, PD Hitchings***, RA Brain, BW Brooks (2010) Conservation physiology of the plethodontid salamanders Eurycea nana and E. sosorum: response to declining dissolved oxygen. Copeia 2010(4), 540 - 553.

Moran AL & HA Woods (2010) Limits to diffusive O2 transport: flow, form, and function in nudibranch egg masses from temperate and polar regions. PLoS One 5, e12113.

Woods, HA & JN Smith (2010) Universal model for water costs of gas exchange by animals and plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107, 8469 – 8474.

Mullen LB*, HA Woods, MK Schwartz, AJ Sepulveda, WH Lowe (2010) Scale-dependent genetic structure of the Idaho giant salamander (Dicamptodon aterrimus) in stream networks. Molecular Ecology 19, 898-909.


Potter*, KA, G Davidowitz, HA Woods (2009) Insect eggs protected from high temperatures by limited homeothermy of plant leaves. Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 3448 – 3454. 

Woods, HA, JC Sprague*, JN Smith (2009) Cavitation in the embryonic tracheal system of Manduca sexta. Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 3296-3304. 

Cahan, SA, AB Daly, T Schwander, HA Woods (2009) Genetic caste determination does not impose growth rate costs in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants. Functional Ecology. Early view PDF published online.

Woods, HA (2009) Water loss and gas exchange by eggs of Manduca sexta: trading off costs and benefits. Journal of Insect Physiology 56, 480 - 487.

35. Woods, HA, AL Moran, CP Arango, L Mullen* & C Shields* (2008) Oxygen hypothesis of polar gigantism not supported by performance of Antarctic pycnogonids in hypoxia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 276, 1069–1075 (research highlight in Nature).

2008 and earlier

Woods, HA & AL Moran (2008). Temperature-oxygen interactions in Antarctic nudibranch egg masses. Journal of Experimental Biology 211, 798 - 804.

Woods, HA & AL Moran (2008) Oxygen profiles in egg masses predicted from a diffusion-reaction model. Journal of Experimental Biology 211, 790 - 797.         

Woods, HA & RD Podolsky (2007). Photosynthesis drives oxygen levels in near-shore gastropod egg masses. Biological Bulletin 213, 88-94.

Raguso, RA, T Ojeda-Avila*, S Desai, MK Jurkiewicz & HA Woods. (2007) The influence of larval diet on adult feeding behaviour in the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta. Journal of Insect Physiology 53, 923–932.

Moran, AL & HA Woods (2007) Oxygen in egg masses: interactive effects of temperature, age, and egg-mass morphology on oxygen supply to embryos. Journal of Experimental Biology 210, 722-731.

Woods HA & RT Bonnecaze (2006). Insect eggs at a transition between reaction and diffusion limitation: temperature, oxygen, and water. Journal of Theoretical Biology 243, 483–492.

Zrubek***, B & HA Woods (2006). Insect eggs exert rapid control over an oxygen-water tradeoff. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273, 831–834.  (doi:10.1098/rspb.2005.3374)

Watts, T, HA Woods, S Hargand, JJ Elser, TA Markow (2006). Biological stoichiometry of growth in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology 52, 187 – 193.

Gillooly, JF, AP Allen, JH Brown, JJ Elser, CM del Rio, VM Savage, GB West, WH Woodruff, and HA Woods (2005) The metabolic basis of whole-organism RNA and phosphorus content. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 102, 11923-11927.

Woods HA, RT Bonnecaze, B Zrubek*** (2005) Oxygen and water flux across eggshells of Manduca sexta. Journal of Experimental Biology 208, 1297-1308.

Woods, HA and RI Hill* (2004) Temperature-dependent oxygen limitation in insect eggs. Journal of Experimental Biology 207, 2267 - 2276.

Woods, HA, WF Fagan, JJ Elser, and JF Harrison. (2004) Allometric and phylogenetic variation in insect phosphorus content. Functional Ecology 18, 103 - 109.

Perkins, MC*, HA Woods, JJ Elser, and JF Harrison (2004) Dietary phosphorus variation affects the growth of larval Manduca sexta. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 55, 153–168.

Woods, HA, W Makino*, J Cotner, S Hobbie, JF Harrison, K Acharya*, and JJ Elser (2003) Temperature and the chemical composition of poikilothermic organisms. Functional Ecology 17, 237-245.

Ojeda-Avila*, T, HA Woods, and RA Raguso (2003) Effects of dietary variation on growth, composition, and maturation of Manduca sexta. Journal of Insect Physiology 49, 293 – 306.

Woods, HA and JF Harrison (2002) Interpreting rejections of the beneficial acclimation hypothesis: when is physiological plasticity adaptive? Evolution 56, 1863 – 1866.

Fagan, WF, E Siemann, RF Denno, C Mitter, A Huberty, HA Woods, and JJ Elser (2002) Nitrogen in insects: Implications for trophic complexity and species diversification. American Naturalist 160, 784-802.

Woods, HA, MC Perkins, JJ Elser, and JF Harrison (2002) Absorption and storage of phosphorus by larval Manduca sexta.Journal of Insect Physiology 48, 555-564.

Woods, HA and MS Singer (2001) Contrasting responses to desiccation and starvation by eggs and neonates of two Lepidoptera. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 74, 594-606.

Frazier, MR, HA Woods, JF Harrison (2001) Interactive effects of rearing temperature and oxygen on the development of Drosophila melanogaster. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 74, 641-650.

Woods, HA, CE Sorenson, A Stephenson, JF Harrison (2001) A simple allozyme method for distinguishing all life stages of Manduca sexta and M. quinquemaculata. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 98, 109-113.

Woods, HA and JF Harrison (2001) The beneficial acclimation hypothesis versus acclimation of specific traits: physiological change in water-stressed Manduca sexta caterpillars. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 74, 32-44.

Woods, HA and EA Bernays (2000) Water homeostasis by wild larvae of Manduca sextaPhysiological Entomology 25, 82-87.

Bernays, EA and HA Woods (2000) Foraging in nature by larvae of Manduca sexta--influenced by an endogenous oscillation. Journal of Insect Physiology 46, 825-836.

Petersen, C, HA Woods, JG Kingsolver (2000) Stage-specific effects of temperature and dietary protein on growth and survival of Manduca sexta caterpillars. Physiological Entomology 25, 35-40.

Woods, HA (1999) Patterns and mechanisms of growth of fifth-instar Manduca sexta caterpillars following exposure to low- or high-protein food during early instars. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 72, 445-454.

Woods, HA and JG Kingsolver (1999) Feeding rate and the structure of protein digestion and absorption in lepidopteran midguts. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 42, 74-87.

Woods, HA and ME Chamberlin (1999) Effects of dietary protein concentration on L-proline transport by Manduca sexta midgut. Journal of Insect Physiology 45, 735-741.

Woods, HA (1999) Egg-mass size and cell size: effects of temperature on oxygen distribution. American Zoologist 39, 244-252.

Kingsolver, JG and HA Woods (1998) Interactions of temperature and dietary protein concentration in growth and feeding of Manduca sexta caterpillars. Physiological Entomology 23, 354-359.

Woods, HA and RL DeSilets, Jr. (1997) Egg-mass gel of Melanochlamys diomedea (Bergh) protects embryos from low salinity. Biological Bulletin 193, 341-349.

Kingsolver, JG and HA Woods (1997) Thermal sensitivity of growth and feeding in Manduca sexta caterpillars. Physiological Zoology 70, 631-638.

Quattro, JM, DD Pollock, M Powell, HA Woods, and DA Powers (1995) Evolutionary relations among vertebrate muscle-type lactate dehydrogenases. Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology 4, 224-231.

Quattro, JM, HA Woods, and DA Powers (1993) Sequence analysis of teleost retina-specific lactate dehydrogenase-C—evolutionary implications for the vertebrate lactate dehydrogenase gene family. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 90, 242-246.