Position

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Biography

My research combines social evolution, ecology, molecular phylogenetics, phylogeography and evolutionary ecology.  A major focus is to reconstruct historical evolutionary events, including those that have been influenced by past episodes of climate change.  Our research therefore has broad implications for understanding broad evolutionary theories, the genesis of biodiversity, and threats of extinction.  My  field work has been based in Africa, Asia, Madagascar, South America, and all regions of Australia, and our molecular work is carried out at the South Australian Research Facility for Molecular Ecology and Evolution.

Qualifications

B.Sc. (Hons), Monash University (1982)
PhD, Monash University (1987)

Key responsibilities

Primary research activity, postgraduate supervision, Honours Supervision, Coordination and delivery of teaching at Honours-level topics, delivery of multiple undergraduate topics in Biology.

Research expertise

  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Genetics
  • Zoology

Research interests

Evolution, phylogenetics, phylogeography, bees, thrips, social evolution, rates of adaptive and non-adaptive evolution, diversification of species over time

Supervisory interests

  • Evolution
  • Evolution and conservation

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Evolutionary biology (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Evolutionary biology (2) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Evolutionary biology (14) ;

Associate supervisor : Evolutionary biology (3) ;

Publications

  • Tierney, S.M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2002). Overturning paradigms in allodapine bees: insights from molecular phylogenetics. In XIV International Congress of IUSSI: The Golden Jubilee Proceedings. Sapporo, Japan: Hokkaido University Press. XIV International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects. Hokkaido, Japan. Jul 2002.
  • Abbott, P., Abe, J., Alcock, J., Alizon, S., Alpedrinha, J., Andersson, M., et al. (2011). Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature, 471 pp. E1-E4.
    [10.1038/nature09831] [Scopus]
  • Schwarz, M.P., Tierney, S.M. and Chapman, T.W. (2006). Phylogenetic analyses of life history traits in allodapine bees and social evolution. In Vladilen E. Kipyatkov, ed. Life cycles in social insects: behaviour, ecology and evolution. St Petersburg, Russia: St Petersburg University Press. Life Cycles in Social Insects: Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution. St Petersburg, Russia. Sep 2003, pp. 147-155.
  • Silva, D.P., Groom, S.V., da Silva, C.R., Stevens, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2016). Potential pollination maintenance by an exotic allodapine bee under climate change scenarios in the Indo-Pacific region. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY,
    [10.1111/jen.12337]
  • Shokri Bousjein, N., Gardner, M.G. and Schwarz, M.P. (2016). Small effective population sizes of bee social parasites compared to their hosts raise important questions for evolutionary arms race. Journal of Zoology, 299(1) pp. 17-26.
    [10.1111/jzo.12325] [Scopus]
  • Groom, S.V., Stevens, M., Ramage, T. and Schwarz, M.P. (2016). Origins and implications of apid bees (Hymentopera: Apidae) in French Polynesia. ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE,
    [10.1111/ens.12230]
  • Dew, R.M., Tierney, S.M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2016). Social evolution and casteless societies: needs for new terminology and a new evolutionary focus. Insectes Sociaux, 63(1) pp. 5-14.
    [10.1007/s00040-015-0435-1] [Scopus]
  • Dew, R.M., Rehan, S.M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2016). Biogeography and demography of an Australian native bee Ceratina australensis (Hymenoptera, Apidae) since the last glacial maximum. JOURNAL OF HYMENOPTERA RESEARCH, 49 pp. 25-41.
    [10.3897/JHR.49.8066] [Scopus]
  • da Silva, C.R., Stevens, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2016). Casteless sociality in an allodapine bee and evolutionary losses of social hierarchies. Insectes Sociaux, 63(1) pp. 67-78.
    [10.1007/s00040-015-0436-0] [Scopus]
  • Gardner, M.G., Pearson, S.K., Johnston, G.R. and Schwarz, M.P. (2015). Group living in squamate reptiles: a review of evidence for stable aggregations. BIOLOGICAL REVIEWS OF THE CAMBRIDGE PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY,
    [10.1111/brv.12201] [Scopus]
  • Groom, S., Tuiwawa, M., Stevens, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2015). Recent introduction of an allodapine bee into Fiji: a new model system for understanding biological invasions by pollinators. Insect Science, 22(4) pp. 532-540.
    [10.1111/1744-7917.12136]
  • da Silva, C.R., Groom, S.V., Stevens, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2015). Current status of the introduced allodapine bee Braunsapis puangensis (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Fiji. Austral Entomology, 55(1) pp. 43-48.
    [10.1111/aen.12149] [Scopus]
  • Rehan, S. and Schwarz, M.P. (2015). A few steps forward and no steps back: long-distance dispersal patterns in small carpenter bees suggest major barriers to back-dispersal. Journal of Biogeography,
    [10.1111/jbi.12439] [Scopus]
  • Dew, R., Gardner, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2014). The Problems of a Priori Categorisation of Agonism and Cooperation: Circle-Tube Interactions in Two Allodapine Bees. Ethology, 120(6) pp. 551-562.
    [10.1111/eth.12228] [Scopus]
  • Groom, S., Hayes, S., Ngo, H., Stevens, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2014). Recipe for disruption: multiple recent arrivals of megachilid bees in Pacific archipelagos. Journal of Insect Conservation,
    [10.1007/s10841-014-9665-1] [Scopus]
  • Groom, S., Stevens, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2014). Parallel responses of bees to Pleistocene climate change in three isolated archipelagos of the southwestern Pacific. Proceedings of The Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 281(1785)
    [10.1098/rspb.2013.3293] [Scopus] [Scopus]
  • Groom, S., Ngo, H., Rehan, S., Skelton, P., Stevens, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2014). Multiple recent introductions of apid bees into Pacific archipelagos signify potentially large consequences for both agriculture and indigenous ecosystems. Biological Invasions, 16(11) pp. 2293-2302.
    [10.1007/s10530-014-0664-7] [Scopus]
  • Rehan, S., Richards, M., Adams, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2014). The costs and benefits of sociality in a facultatively social bee. Animal Behaviour, 97 pp. 77-85.
    [10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.08.021] [Scopus]
  • Rehan, S., Leys, R. and Schwarz, M.P. (2013). First Evidence for a Massive Extinction Event Affecting Bees Close to the K-T Boundary. PLoS One, 8(10) pp. e76683.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0076683] [Scopus]
  • Kayaalp, P., Schwarz, M.P. and Stevens, M.I. (2013). Rapid diversification in Australia and two dispersals out of Australia in the globally distributed bee genus, Hylaeus (Colletidae: Hylaeinae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66(3) pp. 668-678.
    [10.1016/j.ympev.2012.10.018] [Scopus]
  • Groom, S., Stevens, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2013). Diversification of Fijian halictine bees: insights into a recent island radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 68(3) pp. 582-594.
    [10.1016/j.ympev.2013.04.015] [Scopus]
  • Dew, R. and Schwarz, M.P. (2013). Distribution of the native south australian bee Exoneurella tridentata in Western Myall woodlands. South Australian Naturalist, 87(2) pp. 70-74.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Davies, O.K., Groom, S., Ngo, H., Stevens, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2013). Diversity and origins of Fijian leaf-cutter bees (Megachilidae) Pacific Science, 67(4) pp. 561-570.
    [10.2984/67.4.7] [Scopus]
  • Smith, J., Chenoweth, L., Tierney, S. and Schwarz, M.P. (2013). Repeated origins of social parasitism in allodapine bees indicate that the weak form of Emery's rule is widespread, yet sympatric speciation remains highly problematic. Biological Journal of The Linnean Society, 109(2) pp. 320-331.
    [10.1111/bij.12043] [Scopus]
  • Dew, R.M., Rehan, S., Tierney, S., Chenoweth, L. and Schwarz, M.P. (2012). A single origin of large colony size in allodapine bees suggests a threshold event among 50 million years of evolutionary tinkering. Insectes Sociaux, 59(2) pp. 207-214.
    [10.1007/s00040-011-0206-6] [Scopus]
  • Turnbull, T., Caravan, H., Chapman, T., Nipperess, D., Dennison, S., Schwarz, M.P., et al. (2012). Antifungal activity in thrips soldiers suggests a dual role for this caste. Biology Letters, 8(4) pp. 526-529.
    [10.1098/rsbl.2012.0184] [Scopus]
  • Rehan, S., Leijs, R. and Schwarz, M.P. (2012). A mid-Cretaceous origin of sociality in xylocopine bees with only two origins of true worker castes indicates severe barriers to eusociality. PLoS One, 7(4) pp. e34690.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0034690] [Scopus]
  • Harradine, S., Gardner, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2012). Kinship in a social bee mediates ovarian differentiation and has implications for reproductive skew theories. Animal Behaviour, 84(3) pp. 611-618.
    [10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.06.016] [Scopus]
  • Rehan, S., Schwarz, M.P. and Richards, M. (2011). Fitness consequences of ecological constraints and implications for the evolution of sociality in an incipiently social bee. Biological Journal of The Linnean Society, 103(1) pp. 57-67.
    [10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01642.x] [Scopus]
  • McLeish, M., Schwarz, M.P. and Chapman, T. (2011). Gall inducers take a leap: host-range differences explain speciation opportunity (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) Australian Journal of Entomology, 50(4) pp. 405-417.
    [10.1111/j.1440-6055.2011.00831.x] [Scopus]
  • Kayaalp, P., Craigie, A. and Schwarz, M.P. (2011). Description of a New Subgenus of Allodapula (Apidae: Allodapini) Based on Larval Morphology and DNA Sequence Data. African Entomology, 19(SP) pp. 564-571.
    [10.4001/003.019.0303] [Scopus]
  • Groom, S. and Schwarz, M.P. (2011). Bees in the Southwest Pacific: Origins, diversity and conservation. Apidologie, 42(6) pp. 759-770.
    [10.1007/s13592-011-0079-8] [Scopus]
  • Chenoweth, L. and Schwarz, M.P. (2011). Biogeographical origins and diversification of the exoneurine allodapine bees of Australia (Hymenoptera, Apidae) Journal of Biogeography, 38(8) pp. 1471-1483.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02488.x] [Scopus]
  • Schwarz, M.P., Tierney, S.M., Rehan, S.M., Chenoweth, L. and Cooper, S.J.B. (2011). The evolution of eusociality in allodapine bees: workers began by waiting. Biology Letters, 7(2) pp. 277-280.
    [10.1098/rsbl.2010.0757] [Scopus]
  • Rehan, S.M., Richards, M.H. and Schwarz, M.P. (2010). Social polymorphism in the Australian small carpenter bee, Ceratina (Neoceratina) australensis. Insectes Sociaux, 57(4) pp. 403-412.
    [10.1007/s00040-010-0097-y] [Scopus]
  • Rehan, S.M., Chapman, T.W., Craigie, A.I., Richards, M.H., Cooper, S.J.B. and Schwarz, M.P. (2010). Molecular phylogeny of the small carpenter bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Ceratinini) indicates early and rapid global dispersal. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 55 pp. 1042-1054.
    [10.1016/j.ympev.2010.01.011] [Scopus]
  • Rehan, S.M., Richards, M.H. and Schwarz, M.P. (2009). Evidence of social nesting in the Ceratina of Borneo (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 82(2) pp. 194-209.
    [10.2317/JKES809.22.1] [Scopus]
  • Eardley, C.D., Gikungu, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2009). Bee conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: diversity, status and threats. Apidologie, 40(3) pp. 355-366.
    [10.1051/apido/2009016] [Scopus]
  • Smith, J.A. and Schwarz, M.P. (2009). Decisions, decisions, decisions: the host colony choices of a social parasite. Journal of Ethology, 27(3) pp. 385-389.
    [10.1007/s10164-008-0131-y] [Scopus]
  • Tierney, S.M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2009). Reproductive hierarchies in the African allodapine bee Allodapula dichroa (Apidae; Xylocopinae) and ancestral forms of sociality. Biological Journal of The Linnean Society, 97(3) pp. 520-530.
    [10.1111/j.1095-8312.2009.01236.x] [Scopus]
  • Smith, J.A. and Schwarz, M.P. (2009). New species and unexpected diversity of socially parasitic bees in the genus Inquilina Michener (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae) Insect Science, 16(4) pp. 343-350.
    [10.1111/j.1744-7917.2009.01266.x] [Scopus]
  • Tierney, S.M., Smith, J.A., Chenoweth, L. and Schwarz, M.P. (2008). Phylogenetics of allodapine bees: a review of social evolution, parasitism and biogeography. Apidologie, 39(1) pp. 3-15.
    [10.1051/apido:2007045] [Scopus]
  • Chenoweth, L., Fuller, S.J., Tierney, S.M., Park, Y.C. and Schwarz, M.P. (2008). Hasinamelissa: a new genus of allodapine bee from Madagascar revealed by larval morphology and DNA sequence data. Systematic Entomology, 33(4) pp. 700-710.
    [10.1111/j.1365-3113.2008.00432.x] [Scopus]
  • Zammit, J., Hogendoorn, K. and Schwarz, M.P. (2008). Strong constraints to independent nesting in a facultatively social bee: quantifying the effects of enemies-at-the-nest. Insectes Sociaux, 55(1) pp. 74-78.
    [10.1007/s00040-007-0972-3] [Scopus]
  • Chenoweth, L. and Schwarz, M.P. (2007). Behaviour: social biology of two Malagasy Halterapis: evidence that eusociality is plesiomorphic for an ancient allodapine lineage. Annals of The Entomological Society of America, 100(2) pp. 311-319.
    [Scopus]
  • Chenoweth, L., Tierney, S.M., Smith, J.A., Cooper, S.J.B. and Schwarz, M.P. (2007). Social complexity in bees is not sufficient to explain lack of reversions to solitary living over long time scales. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7(246)
    [10.1186/1471-2148-7-246] [Scopus]
  • Joyce, N.C. and Schwarz, M.P. (2007). Sociality and sex allocation in an Australian allodapine bee Braunsapis protuberans. Australian Journal of Entomology, 46(2) pp. 121-128.
    [10.1111/j.1440-6055.2007.00590.x] [Scopus]
  • Kayaalp, P. and Schwarz, M.P. (2007). Egg size and number is influenced by both environmental and social factors in a facultatively social bee. Australian Journal of Zoology, 55(6) pp. 357-362.
    [10.1071/ZO07022] [Scopus]
  • McLeish, M.J., Chapman, T.W. and Schwarz, M.P. (2007). Host-driven diversification of gall-inducing Acacia thrips and the aridification of Australia. BMC Biology, 5(3)
    [10.1186/1741-7007-5-3] [Scopus]
  • McLeish, M.J., Crespi, B.J., Chapman, T.W. and Schwarz, M.P. (2007). Parallel diversification of Australian gall-thrips on Acacia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 43(3) pp. 714-725.
    [10.1016/j.ympev.2007.03.007] [Scopus]
  • Park, Y.C., Yoo, J.S., Schwarz, M.P., Murphy, N. and Kim, J.P. (2007). Molecular phylogeny of east Asian wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae) inferred from mitochondrial 12S ribosomal DNA. Annals of The Entomological Society of America, 100(1) pp. 1-8.
    [10.1603/0013-8746(2007)100[1:MPOEAW]2.0.CO;2] [Scopus]
  • Schwarz, M.P., Richards, M.H. and Danforth, B.N. (2007). Changing paradigms in insect social evolution: insights from halictine and allodapine bees. Annual Review of Entomology, 52 pp. 127-150.
    [10.1146/annurev.ento.51.110104.150950] [Scopus]
  • Smith, J., Tierney, S.M., Park, Y.C., Fuller, S. and Schwarz, M.P. (2007). Origins of social parasitism: the importance of divergence ages in phylogenetic studies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 43(3) pp. 1131-1137.
    [10.1016/j.ympev.2006.12.028] [Scopus]
  • Stevens, M.I., Hogendoorn, K. and Schwarz, M.P. (2007). Evolution of sociality by natural selection on variances in reproductive fitness: evidence from a social bee. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7(153)
    [10.1186/1471-2148-7-153] [Scopus]
  • Chapman, T.W., Francis-Geyer, K.L. and Schwarz, M.P. (2006). The impact of kleptoparasitic invasions on the evolution of gall-size in social and solitary Australian Acacia thrips. Insect Science, 13(5) pp. 391-400.
    [10.1111/j.1744-7917.2006.00108.x]
  • Aenmey, T.K., Tierney, S.M., Pillay, N. and Schwarz, M.P. (2006). Nesting biology of an African allodapine bee Braunsapis vitrea: female biased sex allocation in the absence of worker-like behavioural castes. Ethology Ecology and Evolution, 18(3) pp. 205-220.
    [Scopus]
  • Thompson, S. and Schwarz, M.P. (2006). Cooperative nesting and complex female-biased sex allocation in a tropical allodapine bee. Biological Journal of The Linnean Society, 89(2) pp. 355-364.
    [10.1111/j.1095-8312.2006.00679.x] [Scopus]
  • Smith, J., Schwarz, M.P. and Chapman, T.W. (2006). Sociality in the allodapine bee genus Macrogalea: insights from two Malagasy species. African Entomology, 14(1) pp. 147-152.
    [Scopus]
  • Smith, J. and Schwarz, M.P. (2006). Strategic exploitation in a socially parasitic bee: a benefit in waiting? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 60(1) pp. 108-115.
    [10.1007/s00265-005-0147-z] [Scopus]
  • Smith, J. and Schwarz, M.P. (2006). Sociality in a Malagasy allodapine bee, Macrogalea antanosy, and the impacts of the facultative social parasite, Macrogalea maizina. Insectes Sociaux, 53(1) pp. 101-107.
    [10.1007/s00040-005-0842-9] [Scopus]
  • Joyce, N.C. and Schwarz, M.P. (2006). Sociality in the Australian Allodapine Bee Brevineura elongata: small colony sizes despite large benefits to group living. Journal of Insect Behavior, 19(1) pp. 45-61.
    [10.1007/s10905-005-9004-1] [Scopus]
  • Langer, P., Hogendoorn, K., Schwarz, M.P. and Keller, L. (2006). Reproductive skew in the Australian allodapine bee Exoneura robusta. Animal Behaviour, 71(1) pp. 193-201.
    [10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.04.010] [Scopus]
  • Park, Y.C., Kitade, O., Schwarz, M.P., Kim, J.P. and Kim, W. (2006). Intraspecific Molecular Phylogeny, Genetic Variation and Phylogeography of Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Molecules and Cells, 21(1) pp. 89-103.
    [Scopus]
  • Schwarz, M.P., Fuller, S.J., Tierney, S.M. and Cooper, S.J.B. (2006). Molecular phylogenetics of the exoneurine Allodapine bees reveal an ancient and puzzling dispersal from Africa to Australia. Systematic Biology, 55(1) pp. 31-45.
    [10.1080/10635150500431148] [Scopus]
  • Schwarz, M.P., Tierney, S.M., Zammit, J., Schwarz, M.P. and Fuller, S.J. (2005). Brood Provisioning and Colony Composition of a Malagasy Species of Halterapis: Implications for Social Evolution in the Allodapine Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidea: Xylocopinae) Annals of The Entomological Society of America, 98(1) pp. 126-133.
    [10.1603/0013-8746(2005)098[0126:BPACCO]2.0.CO;2] [Scopus]
  • Fuller, S.J., Schwarz, M.P. and Tierney, S.M. (2005). Phylogenetics of the allodapine bee genus Braunsapis: historical biogeography and long-range dispersal over water. Journal of Biogeography, 32(12) pp. 2135-2144.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2699.2005.01354.x] [Scopus]
  • Schwarz, M.P., Tierney, S.M., Bull, N.J. and Cooper, S.J.B. (2004). Molecular phylogenetics of the allodapine bee genus Braunsapis: A-T bias and heterogeneous substitution parameters. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 32(1) pp. 110-122.
    [10.1016/j.ympev.2003.11.017] [Scopus]
  • Perry, S.P., Chapman, T.W., Schwarz, M.P. and Crespi, B.J. (2004). Proclivity and effectiveness in gall defence by soldiers in five species of gall-inducing thrips: benefits of morphological caste dimorphism in two species (Kladothrips intermedius and K. habrus) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 56(6) pp. 602-610.
    [10.1007/s00265-004-0811-8] [Scopus]
  • Wills, T., Chapman, T.W., Mound, L.A., Kranz, and Schwarz, M.P. (2004). Natural history and description of Oncothrips kinchega, a new species of gall-inducing thrips with soldiers (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidea) Australian Journal of Entomology, 43(2) pp. 169-176.
    [10.1111/j.1440-6055.2004.00399.x] [Scopus]
  • Perry, S.P., McLeish, M.J., Schwarz, M.P., Boyette, A.H., Zammit, J. and Chapman, T.W. (2003). Variation in propensity to defend by reproductive gall morphs in two species of gall-forming thrips. Insectes Sociaux, 50(1) pp. 54-58.
    [10.1007/s000400300008] [Scopus]
  • Bull, N.J., Schwarz, M.P. and Cooper, S.J.B. (2003). Phylogenetic divergence of the Australian allodapine bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 27(2) pp. 212-222.
    [10.1016/S1055-7903(02)00402-5] [Scopus]
  • Schwarz, M.P., Bull, N.J. and Cooper, S.J.B. (2003). Molecular phylogenetics of allodapine bees, with implications for the evolution of sociality and progressive rearing. Systematic Biology, 52(1) pp. 1-14.
    [10.1080/10635150390132632] [Scopus]
  • Tierney, S.M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2003). Taxonomic description of allodapine bees from the Zanzibar archipelago, genus Macrogalea (Hymenoptera: Apidae) African Entomology, 11(2) pp. 199-203.
    [Scopus]
  • Chapman, T.W., Kranz, , Bejah, K.L., Morris, D., Schwarz, M.P. and Crespi, B.J. (2002). The evolution of soldier reproduction in social thrips. Behavioral Ecology, 13(4) pp. 519-525.
    [10.1093/beheco/13.4.519] [Scopus]
  • Kranz, , Schwarz, M.P., Morris, D. and Crespi, B.J. (2002). Life history of Kladothrips ellobus and Oncothrips rodwayi: insight into the origin and loss of soldiers in gall-inducing thrips. Ecological Entomology, 27(1) pp. 49-57.
    [10.1046/j.1365-2311.2002.0380a.x] [Scopus]
  • Leijs, R., Cooper, S.J.B. and Schwarz, M.P. (2002). Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the large carpenter bees, genus Xylocopa (Hymenoptera : Apidae) Biological Journal of The Linnean Society, 77(2) pp. 249-266.
    [10.1046/j.1095-8312.2002.00108.x] [Scopus]
  • Morris, D., Schwarz, M.P. and Crespi, B.J. (2002). Pleometrosis in phyllode-glueing thrips (Thysanoptera : Phlaeothripidae) on Australian Acacia. Biological Journal of The Linnean Society, 75(4) pp. 467-474.
    [10.1046/j.1095-8312.2002.00033.x] [Scopus]
  • Morris, D., Schwarz, M.P., Cooper, S.J.B. and Mound, L.A. (2002). Phylogenetics of Australian Acacia thrips: the evolution of behaviour and ecology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 25(2) pp. 278-292.
    [10.1016/S1055-7903(02)00258-0] [Scopus]
  • Tierney, S.M., Schwarz, M.P., Neville, T. and Schwarz, M.P. (2002). Sociality in the phylogenetically basal allodapine bee genus Macrogalea (Apidae: Xylocopinae): implications for social evolution in the tribe Allodapini. Biological Journal of The Linnean Society, 76(2) pp. 211-224.
    [10.1046/j.1095-8312.2002.00059.x] [10.1111/j.1095-8312.2002.tb02083.x] [Scopus]
  • Bull, N.J. and Schwarz, M.P. (2001). Brood insurance via protogyny: a source of female biased sex allocation. Proceedings of The Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 268 pp. 1869-1874.
    [Scopus]
  • Cronin, A.L. and Schwarz, M.P. (2001). Latitudinal variation in the sociality of allodapine bees: sex ratios, relatedness and reproductive differentiation. Australian Journal of Zoology, 49 pp. 1-16.
    [Scopus]
  • Wills, T., Chapman, T.W., Kranz, B.D. and Schwarz, M.P. (2001). Reproductive division of labour coevolves with gall size in Australian thrips with soldiers. Naturwissenschaften, 88 pp. 526-529.
    [Scopus]
  • Morris, D., Schwarz, M.P., Crespi, B.J. and Cooper, S.J.B. (2001). Phylogenetics of gall-inducing thrips on Australian Acacia. Biological Journal of The Linnean Society, 74(1) pp. 73-86.
    [Scopus]
  • Kranz, B.D., Chapman, T.W., Crespi, B.J. and Schwarz, M.P. (2001). Social biology and sex ratios in the gall-inducing thrips Oncothrips waterhousei and Oncothrips habrus. Insectes Sociaux, 48 pp. 315-323.
    [Scopus]
  • Hogendoorn, K., Watiniasih, N.L. and Schwarz, M.P. (2001). Extended alloparental care in the almost solitary bee Exoneura eremophila (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 50 pp. 275-282.
    [Scopus]
  • Leijs, R., Cooper, S.J.B. and Schwarz, M.P. (2000). Molecular Phylogeny of the Large Carpenter Bees, Genus Xylocopa (Hymenoptera: Apidae), Based on Mitochondrial DNA Sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 17(3) pp. 407-418.
    [Scopus]
  • Dew, R.M., Rehan, S.M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2016). Biogeography and demography of an Australian native bee Ceratina australensis (Hymenoptera, Apidae) since the last glacial maximum. JOURNAL OF HYMENOPTERA RESEARCH, 49 pp. 25-41.
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  • Dew, R.M., Tierney, S.M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2016). Social evolution and casteless societies: needs for new terminology and a new evolutionary focus. Insectes Sociaux, 63(1) pp. 5-14.
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  • Groom, S.V., Stevens, M., Ramage, T. and Schwarz, M.P. (2016). Origins and implications of apid bees (Hymentopera: Apidae) in French Polynesia. ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE,
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  • Shokri Bousjein, N., Gardner, M.G. and Schwarz, M.P. (2016). Small effective population sizes of bee social parasites compared to their hosts raise important questions for evolutionary arms race. Journal of Zoology, 299(1) pp. 17-26.
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  • Silva, D.P., Groom, S.V., da Silva, C.R., Stevens, M. and Schwarz, M.P. (2016). Potential pollination maintenance by an exotic allodapine bee under climate change scenarios in the Indo-Pacific region. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY,
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  • Gardner, M.G., Pearson, S.K., Johnston, G.R. and Schwarz, M.P. (2015). Group living in squamate reptiles: a review of evidence for stable aggregations. BIOLOGICAL REVIEWS OF THE CAMBRIDGE PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY,
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Subject Titles

  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Ecology
  • Insects
  • Mammals

Interests

  • Social Evolution of Insects (including bees, wasps, ants)
  • Behaviour and Ecology of Thrips
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Native Bees (ecology, behaviour, population genetics, competition with honeybees)
  • Behaviour (insects, birds, mammals, especially with respect to sexual selection and social behaviour)
  • Biogeography

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