Peter W. Price
Regents' Professor Emeritus,
Department of Biological Sciences,
Northern Arizona University,
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5640, USA

Telephone: (928) 779-3547


Books Authored

Price, P. W. 1975, 1984, 1997. Insect Ecology. Editions 1-3. Wiley, New York.

Price, P. W. 1980. Evolutionary Biology of Parasites. Princeton Monographs in Population Biology No. 15. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.

Price, P. W. 1996. Biological Evolution. Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, PA.

Price, P. W. 2003. Macroevolutionary Theory on Macroecological Patterns. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Price, P. W., R. F. Denno, M. D. Eubanks, D. L. Finke, and I. Kaplan. 2011. Insect Ecology: Behavior, Populations and Communities. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 816 pages.
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Books Edited

Price, P. W. (ed.) 1975. Evolutionary Strategies of Parasitic Insects and Mites. Plenum, New York.

Price, P. W., C. N. Slobodchikoff and W. S. Gaud (eds.). 1984. A New Ecology: Novel Approaches to Interactive Systems. Wiley, New York.

Price, P. W., T. M. Lewinsohn, G. W. Fernandes and W. W. Benson (eds). 1991. Plant-Animal Interactions: Evolutionary Ecology in Tropical and Temperate Regions. Wiley, New York.

Hunter, M. D., T. Ohgushi and P. W. Price (eds.). 1992. Effects of Resource Distribution on Animal-Plant Interactions. Academic Press, San Diego.

Price, P. W., M. J. Mattson and Y. N. Baranchikov (eds.). 1994. The Ecology and Evolution of Gall-Forming Insects. USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station, General Technical Report NC-174. St. Paul, MN.

Cappuccino, N., and P. W. Price (eds.). 1995. Population Dynamics: New Approaches and Synthesis. Academic Press, San Diego.

Csoka, G., W. J. Mattson, G. N. Stone and P. W. Price (eds.). 1998. Biology of Gall-Inducing Arthropods. USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, General Technical Report NC-199. St. Paul, MN.

Ozaki, K., J.Yukawa, T. Ohgushi, and P. Price (eds). 2006. Galling Arthropods and their Associates: Ecology and Evolution. Springer-Verlag, Tokyo.

Ohgushi, T., T. P. Craig, and P. W. Price (eds). 2007. Ecological Communities: Plant Mediation in Indirect Interaction Webs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Selected Publications


Price, P. W. 1970. Characteristics permitting coexistence among parasitoids of a sawfly in Quebec. Ecology 51: 445-454. PDF

Price, P. W. 1970. Trail odors: Recognition by insects parasitic on cocoons. Science 170: 546-547. PDF

Price, P. W. 1971. Niche breadth and dominance of parasitic insects sharing the same host species. Ecology 52: 587-596. PDF

Price, P. W. 1972. Parasitoids utilizing the same host: adaptive nature of differences in size and form. Ecology 53: 190-195. PDF

Price, P. W. 1973. Reproductive strategies in parasitoid wasps. Am Nat 107: 684-693. PDF

Price, P. W. 1974. Strategies for egg production. Evolution 28: 76-84. PDF

Price, P. W. 1975. Reproductive strategies in parasitoids. Pages 87-111. In P. W. Price (ed.). Evolutionary strategies of parasitic insects and mites. Plenum Press, New York.

McClure, M. S., and P. W. Price. 1975. Competition among sympatric Erythroneura leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) on sycamore. Ecology 56: 1388-1397. PDF

McClure, M.S. and P. W. Price. 1976. Ecotope characteristics of coexisting Erythroneura leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) on sycamore. Ecology 57: 928-940. PDF

Seigler, D., and P. W. Price. 1976. Secondary compounds in plants: primary functions. Am Nat 110: 101-105. PDF

Rathcke, B. J., and P. W. Price. 1976. Anomalous diversity of tropical ichneumonid parasitoids: a predation hypothesis. Am Nat 110: 889-893. PDF

Price, P. W. 1977. General concepts on the evolutionary biology of parasites. Evolution 31: 405-420. PDF

Thompson, J. N., and P. W. Price. 1977. Plant plasticity, phenology, and herbivore dispersion: wild parsnip and the parsnip webworm. Ecology 58: 1112-1119. PDF

Lawton, J. H. and P. W. Price. 1979. Species richness of parasites on hosts: agromyzids on the British Unmbelliferae. J Anim Ecol 48: 619-637. PDF


Price, P. W., C. E. Bouton, P. Gross, B. S. McPheron, J. N. Thompson and A. E. Weis. 1980. Interactions among three trophic levels: Influence of plants on interactions between insect herbivores and natural enemies. Annu Rev Ecol Syst 11: 41-65. PDF

Price, P. W. 1984. Communities of specialists: Vacant niches in ecological and evolutionary time. Pages 510-523. In D. R. Strong, D. Simberloff, L. G. Abele, and A. B. Thistle (eds.). Ecological communities: Conceptual issues and the evidence. Princeton University Press, Princeton.

Price, P. W., and T. P. Craig. 1984. Life history, phenology, and survivorship of a stem-galling sawfly, Euura lasiolepis (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae), on the arroyo willow, Salix lasiolepis, in northern Arizona. Ann Entomol Soc Amer 77: 712-719.

Craig, T. P., P. W. Price, and J. K. Itami. 1986. Resource regulation by a stem-galling sawfly on the arroyo willow. Ecology 67: 419-425. PDF

Price, P. W., M. Westoby, B. Rice, P. R. Atsatt, R. S. Fritz, J. N. Thompson and K.Mobley. 1986. Parasite mediation of ecological interactions. Annu Rev Ecol Syst 17: 487-505. PDF

Price, P. W., G. W. Fernandes and G. L. Waring. 1987. Adaptive nature of insects galls. Environ Entomol 16: 15-24. PDF

Price, P. W., H. Roininen, and J. Tahvanainen. 1987. Plant age and attack by the bud galler, Euura mucronata. Oecologia 73: 334-337. PDF

Price, P. W., H. Roininen, and J. Tahvanainen. 1987. Why does the bud-galling sawfly, Euura mucronata, attack long shoots? Oecologia 74: 1-6. PDF

Price, P. W. 1988. Inversely density-dependent parasitism: the role of plant refuges for hosts. J Anim Ecol 57: 89-96. PDF

Price, P. W., M. Westoby and B. Rice. 1988. Parasite-mediated competition: Some predictions and tests. Am Nat 131: 544-555. PDF

Price, P. W. 1988. An overview of organismal interactions in ecosystems in evolutionary and ecological time. Agric Ecosyst Environ 24: 369-377. PDF

Fernandes, G. W., and P. W. Price. 1988. Biogeographical gradients in galling species richness: tests of hypotheses. Oecologia 76: 161-167. PDF

Gross, P., and P. W. Price. 1988. Plant influences on parasitism of two leafminers: a test of enemy-free space. Ecology 69: 1506-1516.


Price, P. W., N. Cobb, T. P. Craig, G. W. Fernandes, J. K. Itami, S. Mopper and R. W. Preszler. 1990. Insect herbivore population dynamics on trees and shrubs: New approaches relevant to latent and eruptive species and life table development. Pp. 1-38. In E. A. Bernays (ed). Insect-plant interactions. Vol. 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Price, P. W. 1991. The plant vigor hypothesis and herbivore attack. Oikos 62: 244-251. PDF

Hunter, M. D., and P. W. Price. 1992. Playing chutes and ladders: Heterogeneity and the relative roles of bottom-up and top-down forces in natural communities. Ecology 73: 724-732. PDF

Price, P. W. 1994. Phylogenetic constraints, adaptive syndromes, and emergent properties: From individuals to population dynamics. Res Pop Ecol 36: 3-14. PDF

Hunter, M. D., and P. W. Price. 1998. Cycles in insect populations: Delayed density dependence or exogenous driving variables? Ecol Entomol 23: 216-222. PDF

Price. P. W., G. W. Fernandes, A. C. F. Lara, J. Brawn, H. Barrios, M. G. Wright, S. P. Ribeiro and N. Rothcliff. 1998. Global patterns in local number of insect galling species. J Biogeog 25: 581-591. PDF


Price, P. W. and T. G. Carr. 2000. Comparative ecology of membracids and tenthredinids in a macroevolutionary context. Evol Ecol Res 2: 645-655. PDF

Price, P. W. 2002. Resource-driven terrestrial interaction webs. Ecol Res 17: 241-247. PDF

Price, P. W. 2002. Species interactions and the evolution of biodiversity. Pages 3-26. In O. Pellmyr and C. Herrera (eds). Plant-animal interactions. Blackwell Science, Oxford.

Price, P. W. 2003. Insect studies in the advancement of science. Am Entomol 49: 180-188.

Abrahamson, W. G., M.D. Hunter, G. Melika and P. W. Price. 2003. Cynipid gall-wasp communities correlate with oak chemistry. J Chem Ecol 29: 209-223.

Leyva, K. J., K.M. Clancy and P.W. Price. 2003. Oviposition strategies employed by the western spruce budworm: tests of predictions from the phylogenetic constraints hypothesis. Agric For Entomol 5: 9-16.

Hjalten, J., H. Roininen, K. Danell, and P. W. Price. 2003. The distribution and oviposition preference of galling sawflies in arctic Canada. Polar Biol 26: 768-773.

Price, P.W. and D. Gerling. 2004. Complex architecture of Tamarix nilotica and resource utilization by the spindle-gall moth Amblypalpis olivierella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Israel J Entomol 34: 1-17.

Price, P.W., T. Ohgushi, H. Roininen, M. Ishihara, T.P. Craig, J. Tahvanainen and S.M. Ferrier. 2004. Release of phylogenetic constraints through low resource heterogeneity: the case of gall-inducing sawflies. Ecol Entomol 29: 467-481. PDF

McGeoch, M.A., and P.W. Price. 2004. Spatial abundance structures in an assemblage of gall-forming sawflies. J Anim Ecol 73: 506-516. PDF

Ferrier, S.M., and P.W. Price. 2004. Oviposition preference and larval performance of a rare bud-galling sawfly (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) on willow in northern Arizona. Environ Entomol 33: 700-708. PDF

Price, P.W., W.G. Abrahamson, M.D. Hunter and G. Melika. 2004. Using gall wasps on oaks to test broad ecological concepts. Conserv Biol 18: 1405-1416.

Price, P.W., H. Roininen and T. Ohgushi. 2005. Adaptive radiation into ecological niches with eruptive dynamics: a comparison of tenthredinid and diprionid sawflies. J Anim Ecol 74: 397-408. PDF

Price, P. W., and M. D. Hunter. 2005. Long-term population dynamics of a sawfly show strong bottom-up effects. J Anim Ecol 74: 917-925. PDF

Price, P. W. 2005. Adaptive radiation of gall-inducing insects. Basic and Appl Ecol 6: 413-421.

McGeoch, M. A., and P. W. Price. 2005. Scale-dependent mechanisms in the population dynamics of an insect herbivore. Oecologia 144: 278-288. PDF

Ohgushi, T., T. P. Craig, and P. W. Price. 2007. Indirect interaction webs: an introduction. Pages 3-15. In T. Ohgushi, T. P. Craig and P. W. Price (eds.) Ecological communities: Plant mediation in indirect interaction webs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Ohgushi, T., T. P. Craig, and P. W. Price. 2007. Indirect interaction webs propagated by herbivore-induced changes in plant traits. Pages 379-410. In T. Ohgushi, T. P. Craig and P. W. Price (eds). Ecological Communities: Plant Mediation in Indirect Interaction Webs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Price, P. W. 2008. Adaptive radiation: Phylogenetic constraints and ecological consequences. Pages 173-187. In K. J. Tilmon (ed.). Specialization, speciation, and radiation. University of California Press, Berkeley.


Kozlov, M. V. M. D. Hunter, S. Koponen, J. Kouki, P. Niemela, and P. W. Price. 2010. Diverse population trajectories among coexisting species of subarctic forest moths. Popul Ecol 52: 295-305. PDF

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