Chad Tillberg - Associate Professor
Education: B.A. Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. PhD Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Postdoctoral Research, Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
My research examines the behavior and ecology of terrestrial invertebrates. I am particularly interested in the role of omnivory in food web interactions, and the effect of non-native species in the communities they invade.
B.A. Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. PhD Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Postdoctoral Research, Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Smith CR, Anderson KE, Tillberg CV, Gadau J, Suarez AV Caste determination in a polymorphic social insect: nutritional, social and genetic factors. In Press. Tillberg CV, Holway DA, LeBrun EG, Suarez AV (2007) Trophic ecology of invasive Argentine ants in their native and introduced ranges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104: 20856–20861. McGlynn TP and Tillberg CV Aggressive behavior and body size in arboricolous ants are consistent with predictions of Lanchester's Laws of Combat. In Review. Lach L, Tillberg CV, Suarez AV Contrasting effects of mutualisms involving an invasive ant on native and invasive plants. In review. LeBrun EG, Tillberg CV, Suarez AV, Folgarait P, Smith CR, Holway DA (2007) An experimental study of competitive interactions between red imported fire ants and Argentine ants in a region of native-range sympatry. Ecology 88: 63-75. Tillberg CV, McCarthy D, Dolezal A, Suarez AV (2006) Measuring the trophic ecology of ants using stable isotopes. Insectes Sociaux 53: 65-69. Mooney KA, Tillberg CV (2005) Temporal and spatial variation to ant omnivory in pine forests. Ecology 86: 1225-1235. Payne CM, Tillberg CV, Suarez AV (2004) Recognition systems and biological invasions. Annales Zoologici Fennici 41: 843-858. Tillberg CV (2004) Friend or Foe? A behavioral and stable isotopic investigation of an ant-plant symbiosis. Oecologia 140: 506-515. Tillberg CV and Breed MD (2004) Placing an omnivore in a complex food web: dietary contributions to adult biomass of an ant. Biotropica 36: 266-271. Tillberg CV (2004) Cordia gerascanthus (Boraginaceae) produces stem domatia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 355-357. Greenfield MD, Tourtellot MK, Tillberg C, Prins N , Bell WJ (2002) Acoustic orientation via sequential comparison in an ultrasonic moth. Naturwissenschaften 89: 376-380. Books: Tillberg CV, Breed MD, Hinners SJ (2007) Field and laboratory exercises in animal behavior. Academic Press.