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.
Mooney E, Phillips J, Tillberg CV, Sandrow C, Nelson A, Mooney KA (2016) Abiotic mediation of a mutualism drives herbivore abundance. Ecology Letters 19:37-44.
Tillberg CV, Edmonds B, Freauff A, Hanisch PE, Paris C, Smith CR, Tsutsui ND, Wills BD, Wittman SE, Suarez AV (2014) Foraging Ecology of the Tropical Giant Hunting Ant Dinoponera australis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—Evaluating Mechanisms for High Abundance Biotropica 46:229-237.
Smith CR, Suarez AV, Tsutsui ND, Wittman SE, Edmonds B, Freauff A, Tillberg CV (2011) Nutritional asymmetries are related to division of labor in a queen-less ant. Public Library of Science ONE 6:e24011
Menke SB, Suarez AV, Tillberg CV, Chou CT, Holway DA (2010) Trophic ecology of the invasive Argentine ant: spatio-temporal variation in resource assimilation and isotopic enrichment. Oecologia 164:763-771.
Lach L, Tillberg CV, Suarez AV (2010) Contrasting effects of an invasive ant on a native and an invasive plant. Biological Invasions 12:3123-3133.
Smith CR, Tillberg CV (2009) Protocol: Stable isotope and elemental analysis. In Emerging Model Systems.Cold Springs Harbor.
Smith CR, Anderson KE, Tillberg CV, Gadau J, Suarez AV (2008) Caste determination in a polymorphic social insect: nutritional, social and genetic factors. American Naturalist 172: 497–507.
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.