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(* indicates Carleton College undergraduate during the research)

Linksvayer, T.A.*, A.C. McCall*, R.M. Jensen*, C.M. Marshall*, J.W. Miner*, and M.J. McKone. 2002. The function of hitchhiking behavior in the leaf-cutting ant Atta cephalotes. Biotropica 34:93-100.

McKone, M.J., K.K. McLauchlan*, E.G. LeBrun*, and A.C. McCall*. 2001. An edge effect caused by adult corn-rootworm beetles on sunflowers in tallgrass prairie remnants. Conservation Biology 15:1315-1324.

McKone, M.J., A.L. Harrison, D. Kelly, J.J. Sullivan, and A.J. Cone. 2001. Biology of insects that feed in the inflorescences of Chionochloa (Poaceae) in New Zealand and their relevance to mast seeding. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 28:89-101.

Cutraro, J.L.*, A.Y. Ercelawn*, E.G. LeBrun*, E.W. Lonsdorf*, H.A. Norton*, and M.J. McKone. 1998. Importance of pollen and nectar in flower choice by hummingbird flower mites, Proctolaelaps kirmsei (Mesostigmata: Ascidae). International Journal of Acarology 24:345-351.

McKone, M.J., D. Kelly, and W.G. Lee. 1998. Effect of climate change on escape from insect seed predators by masting species. Global Change Biology 4:591-596.

McKone, M.J., C.P. Lund*, and J.M. O'Brien*. 1998. Reproductive biology of two dominant prairie grasses (Poaceae: Andropogon gerardii and Sorghastrum nutans): male-biased sex allocation in wind-pollinated plants? American Journal of Botany 85:776-783.

Garrettson, M.*, J.F. Stetzel*, B.S. Halpern*, D.J. Hearn*, B.T. Lucey*, and M.J. McKone. 1998. Diversity and abundance of understorey plants on active and abandoned nests of leaf-cutting ants (Atta cephalotes) in a Costa Rican rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 14:17-26.

Hinman, K.*, H. Throop*, K. Adams*, A. Dake*, K. McLauchlan*, and M.J. McKone. 1997. Predation by free-ranging birds on partial coral-snake mimics: the importance of ring width and color. Evolution 51:1011-1014.

McKone, M.J., A.L. Thom, and D. Kelly. 1997. Self-compatibility in Chionochloa pallens and C. macra (Poaceae) confirmed by hand pollination of excised styles. New Zealand Journal of Botany 35:259-262.

McKone, M.J., R. Ostertag*, J.T. Rauscher*, D.A. Heiser*, and F.L. Russell*. 1995. An exception to Darwin's syndrome: floral position, protogyny, and insect visitation in Besseya bullii (Scrophulariaceae). Oecologia 101:68-74.

Lively, C.M., and M.J. McKone. 1994. Choosing an appropriate ANOVA for experiments conducted at few sites. Oikos 69:335.

McKone, M.J., and C.M. Lively. 1993. Statistical analysis of experiments conducted at multiple sites. Oikos 67:184-186.

Dickinson, J.A.*, and M.J. McKone. 1992. Insect floral visitors to four species of tall-grass prairie composite (Asteraceae: Heliantheae). Prairie Naturalist 24:159-174.

Kelly, D., M.J. McKone, K.J. Batchelor, and J.R. Spence. 1992. Mast seeding of Chionochloa (Poaceae) and pre-dispersal seed predation by a specialist fly (Diplotoxa, Diptera: Chloropidae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 30:125-133.

McKone, M.J. 1990. Characteristics of pollen production in a population of New Zealand snow-tussock grass (Chionochloa pallens). New Phytologist 116:555-562.

McKone, M.J. 1989. Intraspecific variation in pollen yield in bromegrass (Poaceae: Bromus). American Journal of Botany 76:231-237.

McKone, M.J., and C.J. Webb. 1988. A difference in pollen size between the male and hermaphrodite flowers of two species of Apiaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 36:331- 337.

McKone, M.J. 1987. Sex allocation and outcrossing rate: a test of theoretical predictions using bromegrasses (Bromus). Evolution 41:591-598.

McKone, M.J., and D.D. Biesboer. 1986. Nitrogen fixation in association with the root systems of goldenrod (Solidago L.). Soil Biology and Biochemistry 18:543-545.

McKone, M.J., and D.W. Tonkyn. 1986. Intrapopulation gender variation in common ragweed (Asteraceae: Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.), a monoecious, annual herb. Oecologia 70:63-67.

McKone, M.J. 1985. The reproductive biology of several bromegrasses (Bromus L.): breeding system, the pattern of fruit maturation, and seed set. American Journal of Botany 72:1334- 1339.

Lyon, D.L., J. Crandall, and M. McKone. 1977. A test of the adaptiveness of interspecific territoriality in the blue-throated hummingbird. Auk 94:448-454.