Meineke, EK+, McGlynn, TP+, Bahlai, CA, Li, E, Hartop, EA, Adams, BJ, and Brown, BV. Thermal gradients account for the biodiversity of a hyperdiverse group of insects in urban Los Angeles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2019; 286(1912). doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1818. +Contributed equally pdf

Lucas, JM, Madden, AA, Penick, CA, Epps, MJ, Marting, PR, Stevens, JL, Fergus, DJ, Dunn, RR, Meineke, EK. Azteca ants maintain unique microbiomes across functionally distinct nest chambers. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2019; 286(1908). doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1026. pdf

Meineke, EK. Book Review: Innumerable insects: the story of the most diverse and myriad animals on earth. American Entomologist, 2019; 65(3): 205-206. doi: 10.1093/ae/tmz053. (Invited) link

Daru, BH, Kling, ML, Meineke, EK, van Wyk, A. Temperature controls phenology in continuously flowering Protea species of subtropical Africa. Applications in Plant Sciences, 2019; 7(3): e1232. doi: 10.1002/aps3.1232. (Invited) Special Issue: “Emerging Frontiers in Plant Phenology” pdf

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Meineke, EK+, Davies, TJ+, Daru, BH, , Davis, CC. Biological collections for understanding biodiversity in the Anthropocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 2019; 374: 20170386. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0386. +Contributed equally pdf

Meineke, EK & Davies, TJ. Museum specimens provide novel insights into changing plant-herbivore interactions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 2019; 374: 20170393. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0393. pdf

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Meineke, EK, Classen, AT, Sanders, NJ, Davies, TJ. Herbarium specimens reveal increasing herbivory over the past century. Journal of Ecology, 2018; 107(1): 105-117. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13057. pdf

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Meineke, EK, Davis, CC, Davies, TJ. The unrealized potential of herbaria for global change biology. Ecological Monographs, 2018; 88(4). doi: 10.1002/ecm.1307. pdf

Meineke, EK & Frank, SD. Water availability drives tree growth responses to herbivory and warming. Journal of Applied Ecology, 2018; 55(4). doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13130. pdf (Included in special issue “Urban Ecosystems” after publication)

Meineke, EK. Book Review: The Structure & Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action. Quarterly Review of Biology, 2018; 93(2). pdf

Terando, AJ, Youngsteadt, E, Meineke, EK, and Prado, SG. Accurate near surface air temperatures are necessary to gauge large-scale ecological responses to global change. Response to Ashcroft (2017). Ecology and Evolution, 2018; 8, doi: 10.1002/ece3.3972. pdf


Terando, AJ, Youngsteadt, E, Meineke, EK, and Prado, SG. Ad hoc instrumentation methods in ecological studies produce highly biased temperature measurements. Ecology and Evolution, 2017; 7, doi: 10.1002/ece3.3499. pdf

Meineke, EK, Holmquist, AJ *, Wimp, GM, and Frank, SD. Changes in spider community composition are associated with urban temperature, not herbivore abundance. Journal of Urban Ecology, 2017; 3(1), doi:10.1093/jue/juw010. pdf

Before 2017

Meineke, EK, Youngsteadt, E, Dunn, RR, and Frank, SD. Urban warming reduces aboveground carbon storage. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2016; 283, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1574. pdf  Featured in Nature as a Research Highlight

Meineke, EK, Dunn, RR, and Frank, SD. Early pest development and loss of biological control are associated with urban warming. Biology Letters, 2014; 10(11), doi: 10.1098/resbl.2014.0586. pdf

Meineke EK, Dunn RR, Sexton JO, and Frank SD. 2013. Urban warming drives insect pest abundance on street trees. PLoS ONE, 2013; 8(3), doi:10.1371.journal.pone.0059687. pdf  Featured in PLoS Collection: Ecological Impacts of Climate Change and in top 10% most cited articles in PLoS ONE

*Undergraduate mentee


In Revision

Hedrick, BP, Meineke, EK+, Heberling, M+, Turner, KG+, Grassa, CJ, Kennedy, J, Clarke, J, Cook, J, Edwards, SV, Davis, C. What is the value of an undigitized specimen? A roadmap forward to Digitization 2.0. BioScience +Contributed equally preprint (minor revision)

Adams, BJ, Li, E, Bahlai, CA, Meineke, EK, Brown, BV. Both local and landscape-scale variables shape flying insect diversity in an urban environment. Ecological Applications.

Under Review

Pearson, KD, Nelson, G, Aronson, MFJ, Bonnet, P, Brenskelle, L, Davis, CC, Denny, EG, Ellwood, ER, Goëau, H, Heberling, JM, Joly, A, Lorieul, T, Mazer, SJ, Meineke, EK, Stucky, BJ, Sweeney, P, White, AE, Soltis, PS. Machine learning using digital herbarium specimens to accelerate phenological research. BioScience.

Meineke, EK, Tomasi, C, Yuan, S, Pryer, KM. Applying machine learning to investigate long-term insect-plant interactions preserved within digitized herbarium specimens. (Invited to special issue “Machine Learning in Plant Biology” in Applications in Plant Sciences) preprint

Pryer, KM, Tomasi, C, Wang, X, Meineke, EK, Windham, MD. Assessing the utility of computer vision for discriminating among closely related horsetails (Equisetum) using herbarium specimen images. (Invited to special issue “Machine Learning in Plant Biology” in Applications in Plant Sciences)


Meineke, EK. Engaging society in natural history collections. In: Storage of natural history collections: A conservation approach. Ed: Mary Coughlin. In Press.


Youngsteadt, E, Meineke, EK, Dale, AG, and Frank, SD. 2016. Cambio climático en el bosque: Efectos del calentamiento urbano y global en los árboles y sus plagas. Sociedad Colombiana de Entomología, Manizales, Colombia.

Frank SD, Dale AG, Meineke EK, and Youngsteadt E. 2014. Urban and global warming increase scale insect fitness and abundance. Proceedings of the European Congress of Entomology, 2014.

Frank SD, Meineke EK, Dale AG, Youngsteadt E, and Dunn RR. 2013. Hot in the city: Effects of urban heat on the ecology and evolution of urban forest pests. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Pucon, Chile.


2020, Scheduled International Congress of Entomology, Finland Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Brown University International Biogeography Society Conference, Spain UNC Chapel Hill UC Davis UCLA Fordham University National Academy of Sciences Rutgers University The Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis Thematic Collections Network Workshop

2019, Scheduled Entomological Society of America Conference

Duke University Drexel University Harvard Forest Université de Sherbrooke, Canada Harvard Plant Biology Symposium University of Maryland
Concordia University, Canada
Botanical Society of America
Ecological Society of America Conference (coauthor presented)

Harvard University Herbaria Seminar Series
Chicago Botanic Garden Annual Symposium
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Shaw University
Ecological Society of America Conference
International Congress of Entomology
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society
Entomological Society of America (2 talks)
NSF Integrated Digitized Biological Collections Network Webinar
The Society for Preservation of Natural History Collections Conference
19th Workshop on Pests of Ornamental Plants

Triangle and landscape researchers’ seminar
Entomological Society of America

Entomological Society of America