Jignasha Rana

PhD Student
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Current Research

I am interested in the diversification of ants lineages, and especially cryptic diversity in geographically widespread species groups.


M.A., Biology, Clark University, October 2008

B.A., Biology, Clark University, May 2007


(1) Schär, S., Talavera, G., Espadeler, X., Rana, J. D., Andersen, A. A., Cover, S. P., Vila, R. (2018) Do Holarctic ant species exist? Trans-Beringian dispersal and homoplasy in the Formicidae. Journal of Biogeography, 45(8): 1917-1928.

(2) Nelson, A.S., Scott, T., Barczyk, M., McGlynn, T.P., Avalos, A., Clifton, E., Das, A., Figueiredo, A., Figueroa, L.L., Janowiecki, M., Pahlke, S., Rana, J. D., O’Donnell, S. (2017) Day/night upper thermal limits differ within Ectatomma ruidum ant colonies. Insectes Sociaux, 1-7.

(3) Wetterer, J. K., Lubertazzi, D. L., Rana, J. D., Wilson, E. O. (2016) Ants of Barbados (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Breviora, 548: 1-34.

(4) Groen, S. C., Whiteman, N. K., Bahrami, A. K., Wilczek, A. M., Cui, J., Russell, J. A., Cibrian-Jaramillo, A., Butler, I. A., Rana, J. D., Huang, G., Bush, J., Ausubel, F. M., Pierce, N. E. (2013) Pathogen-triggered ethylene signaling mediates systemic-induced susceptibility to herbivory in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 25(11): 4755-4766.


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