Savage, A.M., Hills, J.L.*, Driscoll, K.*, Fergus, D.J. Grunden, A.M., & Dunn, R.R. In Review. Microbial diversity of extreme habitats in human homes. PeerJ. Manuscript available upon request.

Urban, J.M., Fergus, D.J., Savage, A.M. Ehlers, M., Menninger, H.L., Dunn, R.R., & Horvath, J.E. 2016. The effect of habitual and experimental antiperspirant and deodorant use on the armpit microbiome. Peer J 4:e1605 http//

Council, S.E., Savage, A.M., Urban, J.M., Ehlers, M.E., Skene, J.H.P., Platt, M.L., Dunn, R.R., & Horvath, J.E. 2015. Diversity and Evolution of the primate skin microbiome. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences 283: 20152586.

Reese, A.T.*, Savage, A.M., Youngsteadt, E., McGuire, K.L., Koling, A., Watkins, O., Frank, S.D., & Dunn, R.R. 2015. Urban Stress is associated with variation in microbial species composition-but not richness-in Manhattan. International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) Journal. doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.152

Penick, C.A., Savage, A.M., & R.R. Dunn. 2015. Stable Isotopes reveal links between human food inputs and urban ant diets. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences 282: 20142608.

Savage, A.M., Hackett, B.*, Guenard, B., & Dunn, R.R. 2015. Fine-scale heterogeneity across Manhattan’s urban habitat mosaic is associated with variation in ant composition and richness.  Insect Conservation and Diversity 8: 216-228. 

Youngsteadt, E., Hendersen, R.C.*, Savage, A.M., Ernst, A.F., Dunn, R.R., & Frank, S.D. 2015. Habitat and species identity, not diversity, predict the extent of refuse consumption by urban arthropods. Global Change Biology 21: 1103-1115.

Lucky, A., Savage, A.M. (co-first author), Nichols, L.M., Castracani, C., Shell, L., Grasso, D.A., Mori, A. and Dunn, R.R. 2014. Ecologists, educators and writers collaborate with the public to assess backyard diversity in The School of Ants Project. Ecosphere 57: art.78.   

Savage, A. M.  & Rudgers, J.A. 2013Non-additive benefit or cost? Disentangling the indirect effects that occur when plants bearing extrafloral nectaries and honeydew-producing insects share exotic ant mutualists. Annals of Botany 111:1295-1307.  

Savage, A.M., Johnson, S.D.*, Whitney, K.D., & Rudgers, J.A. 2011. Do invasive ants respond more strongly to carbohydrate availability than co-occurring non-invasive ants? A test along an active Anoplolepis gracilipes invasion front. Austral Ecology 36: 310-319. 

Savage, A.M. & Whitney, K.D. 2011. Mutualistic, trait-mediated indirect interactions in invasions: a highly invasive ant has unique behavioral responses to plant nectar. Ecosphere 2(9): 106.  Awarded best student paper of 2011 by the Organization for Tropical Studies. 

Rudgers, J. A., Savage, A.M., & Rua, M. 2010. Geographic variation in a facultative mutualism alters local arthropod composition and diversity. Oecologia 163: 985-996. 

Savage, A.M, Rudgers, J.A., & Whitney, K.D. 2009 Elevated dominance of extrafloral nectary-bearing plants is associated with increased abundances of an invasive ant and reduced native ant richness. Diversity and Distributions 15: 751-761. 

Johnson, S. D.*, Horn, K.C.*, Savage, A.M., Windhager, S., Simmons, M.T. & Rudgers, J.A. 2008. Timing of prescribed burns affects abundance and composition of arthropods in the Texas Hill Country. Southwestern Naturalist 53: 137-145. 

Savage, A. M., & Peterson, M.A. 2007. Mutualism in a community context: the positive feedback between an ant-aphid mutualism and a gall making fly. Oecologia 151: 280-291. 


* Undergraduate advisee