Michael Hochberg

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Research Director with the CNRS  -  External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute  -  Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

CONTACT: mhochber (at) univ-montp2 (dot) fr

NEWS: Innovations in hunter-gatherers in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile

Special issue on Evolutionary Rescue in Changing Environments

Preventive Evolutionary Medicine of Cancers

WEBSITES: The Darwin Evolution of Cancer Consortium    Perspectives in Publishing

CURRENT SEMINARS AND LECTURES: Phage-bacteria community coevolution: pattern, process and applications – Evolution in cancer – Preventive evolutionary medicine of cancer – The evolution of cultural group binding and meltdowns – Scientific publishing and Ecology Letters: a brief history

RESEARCH: My research focuses on interdisciplinary applications of the evolutionary process. We are interested in how environmental conditions impact the genetics and expression of virulence, and what the implications are in areas ranging from cooperation in social groups, to the management of virulent pathogens, to population diversification and speciation. My laboratory uses a combination of mathematical modeling and experimental evolution with the systems surrounding Pseudomonas fluorescens and P. aeruginosa and their lytic phages. I am particularly interested in the following themes, and I welcome contacts from prospective students and postdocs about working in my research team.

1. Specialization in (co)evolutionary systems. I’m particularly interested in developing a structural theory for coevolution, which would focus on the evolution of virulence and specialization. Predictions are currently being tested in our experimental evolution laboratory at the University of Montpellier. Most recently we are investigating phage therapies against the pathogen P. aeruginosa.

Poullain V., Gandon S., Brockhurst M.A., Buckling A. & Hochberg M.E. 2008. The evolution of specificity in evolving and coevolving antagonistic interactions between a bacteria and its phage. Evolution 62: 1-11 [PDF]

Escobar-Paramo P., Faivre N., Buckling A., Gougat-Barbera C. & Hochberg M.E. 2009. Persistence of costly novel genes in the absence of positive selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 536-543 [PDF]

Poisot T., Lepennetier G., Martinez E., Ramsayer J. & Hochberg M.E. 2010. Resource availability affects the structure of a natural bacteria–bacteriophage community. Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2010.0774 [PDF] [Supp Info]

Poisot T., Thrall P.H., Bever J.D., Nemri A. & Hochberg M.E. 2011. A conceptual framework for the evolution of ecological specialisation. Ecology Letters doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01645.x [PDF]

Poisot T., Thrall P.H. and Hochberg M.E. 2011. Trophic network structure emerges through antagonistic coevolution in temporally varying environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0826 [PDF]

Ramsayer J., Fellous S., Cohen J.E. and Hochberg M.E.. 2011. Taylor’s Law holds in experimental bacterial populations but competition does not influence the slope. Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0895 [PDF]

Poisot T., Canard E., Mouquet N. and Hochberg M.E. 2012. A comparative study of ecological specialization estimators. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. [PDF]

Escobar-Páramo P., Gougat-Barbera C. & Hochberg M.E. 2012. Evolutionary dynamics of separate and combined exposure of Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 to antibiotics and bacteriophage. Evolutionary Applications. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2012.00248.x [PDF]

Kaltz O., Escobar-Paramo P., Hochberg M.E. and Cohen J.E. 2012. Bacterial microcosms obey Taylor’s law: effects of abiotic and biotic stress and genetics on mean an variance of population density. Ecological Processes doi:10.1186/2192-1709-1-5

Poisot T., Bell T., Martinez E., Gougat-Barbera C. & Hochberg M.E. 2012. Terminal investment induced by a bacteriophage in a rhizosphere bacterium. F1000 Research 1:21 doi: 10.3410/f1000research.1-21.v1

Gonzalez A., Ronce O., Ferriere R. and Hochberg M.E. 2013. Evolutionary rescue: an emerging focus at the intersection between ecology and evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 368 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0404 [PDF]

Gandon S., Hochberg M.E., Holt R.D. and Day T. 2013. What limits the evolutionary emergence of pathogens?  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 368 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0086 [PDF]

Weitz J.S., Poisot T., Meyer J.R., Flores C.O., Valverde S., Sullivan M.B. & Hochberg M.E.  In press.  Phage-bacteria infection networks. Trends in Microbiology. [PDF]

Ramsayer J., Kaltz O. & Hochberg M.E. 2013. Evolutionary rescue in populations of Pseudomonas fluorescens across an antibiotic gradient. Evolutionary Applications [PDF]

Poisot T.,  Lounnas, M, & Hochberg M.E. 2013. The structure of natural microbial enemy-victim networks. Ecological Processes http://www.ecologicalprocesses.com/content/pdf/2192-1709-2-13.pdf

Betts A., Vasse M., Kaltz O. & Hochberg M.E. 2013. Back to the future: Evolving bacteriophages to increase their effectiveness against the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. Evolutionary Applications PDF

2. Evolution of parasitism and cooperation within groups. Our research combines seeks how environments affect the emergence and coexistence of different functional “roles” in cells within individuals or individual organisms within groupings. Most of this work takes a mathematical approach, but we are also starting to test some predictions using laboratory cancer cell models.

Hochberg M.E., Sinervo B. & Brown S. 2003. Socially mediated speciation. Evolution 57: 154-8 [PDF]

Sinervo B., Chaine A., Clobert J., Calsbeek R., Hazard L., Lancaster L., McAdam A.G., Alonzo S., Corrigan G., Hochberg M.E. 2006. Self-recognition, color signals, and cycles of greenbeard mutualism and altruism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103: 7372-7377 [PDF]

Brockhurst M.A., Hochberg M.E., Bell T. & Buckling A. 2006. Character displacement promotes cooperation in bacterial biofilms. Current Biology 16:2030-2034 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Rankin D.J. & Taborsky M. 2008. The coevolution of cooperation and dispersal in social groups and its implications for the emergence of multicellularity. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:238 [PDF] [Table of Examples]

Hochberg M.E., Chase J.M., Gotelli N.J., Hastings A. & Naeem S. 2009. The tragedy of the reviewer commons. Ecology Letters [PDF]

Roche B., Hochberg M.E., Caulin A.F., Maley C.C., Gatenby R.A., Missé D. & Thomas F. 2012. Natural resistance to cancers: a Darwinian hypothesis to explain Peto’s paradox. BMC Cancer 12:387 [PDF]

Lorz A., Lorenzi T., Hochberg M.E., Clairambault J. & Perthame B. 2012. Populational adaptive evolution, chemotherapeutic resistance and multiple anti-cancer therapies. Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis (http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/42/74/PDF/ATMJB_11.pdf)

Thomas F., Fisher D., Fort P., Marie J-P., Daoust S., Roche B., Grunau C., Cosseau C., Mitta G., Baghdiguian S., Rousset F., Lassus P., Assenat E., Grégoire D., Missé D., Lorz A., Billy F., Vainchenker W., Delhommeau F., Koscielny S., Itzykson R., Tang R., Fava F., Ballesta A., Lepoutre T., Krasinska L.,  Dulic V., Raynaud P., Blache P., Quittau-Prevostel C., Vignal E., Trauchessec H., Perthame B., Clairambault J., Volpert V., Solary E., Hibner U. & Hochberg M.E. 2012. Applying ecological and evolutionary theory to cancer: a long and winding road. Evolutionary Applications [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Thomas F., Assenat E. & Hibner U.  2012.  Preventive Evolutionary Medicine of Cancers. Evolutionary Applications [PDF]

3. The evolution of innovations. We seek to apply ecological and evolutionary principles to better understand the structure and dynamics of adaptive novelty in cultures, societies and economies.

Hochberg M.E., Sinervo B. & Brown S. 2003. Socially mediated speciation. Evolution 57: 154-8 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 2004. A theory of modern cultural shifts and meltdowns. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271: S313 – S316. [PDF] [Correction]

Nettle D., Choisy M., Cornell H.V., Grace J.B., Guégan J-F. & Hochberg M.E. 2007. Cultural diversity, economic development and societal instability. PLoS ONE 2: E929 [PDF]

Whitehouse H., Kahn K., Hochberg M.E. and Bryson J.J. 2012. The role for simulations in theory construction for the social sciences: case studies concerning Divergent Modes of Religiosity. Religion, Brain and Behavior 2:182-224 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 2012. There is no (single) Holy Grail. EDGE. http://edge.org/conversation/the-false-allure-of-group-selection

Marquet P., Santoro C.M., Latorre C., Standen V.G., Abades S.R., Rivadeneira M.E., and Hochberg M.E. 2012. Emergence of social complexity among coastal hunter-gatherers in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA doi: 10.1073/pnas.1116724109 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Whitehouse H. 2013. To Understand Present Day Cultures We Must Study the Past: a Commentary on David Sloan Wilson. Cliodynamics 4:126-128. PDF

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Publications:

Hochberg M.E. 1989. The potential role of pathogens in biological control. Nature 337: 262-265 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Hassell M.P. & May R.M. 1989. The dynamics of host-parasitoid-pathogen interactions. American Naturalist 135:74-94 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Lawton J.H. 1990. Competition between kingdoms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 5:367-371 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Lawton J.H. 1990. Spatial heterogeneities in parasitism and population dynamics. Oikos 59:9-14 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Holt R.D. 1990. Coexistence of competing parasites. I. The role of cross-species infection. American Naturalist 136:517-541 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 1991. Viruses as costs to gregarious feeding behaviour in the Lepidoptera. Oikos 61:291-296 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 1991. Intra-host interactions between a braconid endoparasitoid, Apanteles glomeratus, and a baculovirus for larvae of Pieris brassicae. Journal of Animal Ecology 60:51-63 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Waage J.K. 1991. Biopesticides – Control Engineering. Nature 352:16-17

Hochberg M.E. 1991. Extra-host interactions between a braconid endoparasitoid, Apanteles glomeratus, and a baculovirus for larvae of Pieris brassicae. Journal of Animal Ecology 60:65-77 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 1991. Population dynamic consequences of the interplay between parasitism and intraspecific competition for parasite systems. Oikos 61:297-306 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Waage J.K. 1991. A model for the biological control of Oryctes rhinoceros by means of pathogens. Journal of Applied Ecology 28: 514-531 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 1991. Non-linear transmission rates and the dynamics of infectious disease. Journal of Theoretical Biology 153:301-321 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Michalakis Y. & deMeeus T. 1992. Parasitism as a constraint on the rate of life history evolution. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 5:491-504 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Thomas J.A. & Elmes G.W. 1992. A modelling study of the large blue butterfly, Maculinea rebeli. Journal of Animal Ecology 61:397-410 [PDF]

Barbault R. & Hochberg M.E. 1992. Population and community level approaches to studying biodiversity in international research programs. Acta Oecologica 13: 137-146

Hochberg M.E. & Hawkins B.A. 1992. Refuges as a predictor of parasitoid diversity. Science 255:973-976 [PDF]

Hawkins B.A., Thomas M. & Hochberg M.E. 1993. Refuge theory and classical biological control. Science 262:1429-1432 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Hawkins B.A. 1993. Predicting parasitoid species richness. American Naturalist 142:671-693 [PDF]

Hawkins B.A., Hochberg M.E. & Thomas M.B. 1994. Biological control and refuge theory – Reply. Science 265:812-813.

Michalakis Y. & Hochberg M.E. 1994. Parasites and life-histories. Parasite 1:291-4 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Clarke R.T., Elmes G.W. & Thomas J.A. 1994. Population dynamic consequences of direct and indirect interactions involving a large blue butterfly and its plant and red ant hosts. Journal of Animal Ecology 63:375-391 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Menaut J.C. & Gignoux J. 1994. The role of fire in tree population dynamics in the west African savanna. Journal of Ecology 82:217-226 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Holt R.D. 1995. Refuge evolution and the population dynamics of coupled host- parasitoid associations. Evolutionary Ecology 9:633-661 [PDF]

deMeeus T., Hochberg M.E. & Renaud F. 1995. Maintenance of 2 genetic entities by habitat seleciton. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 131-138 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Clobert J. & Barbault R. (Eds.) 1996. Aspects of the Genesis and Maintenance of Biological Diversity. Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Plantard, O., Rasplus J.Y. & Hochberg M.E. 1996. Resource partitioning in the parasitoid assemblage of the oak galler, Neuroterus quercusbaccarum (L.). Acta Oecologia 17:1-15 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 1996. An integrative paradigm of monophagous parasitoid dynamics. Oikos 77:556-560 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Elmes G.W., Thomas J.A. & Clarke R.T. 1996. The population dynamics of monophagous parasitoids: A case model of Ichneumon euremus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 351:1713-1724 [PDF]

Elmes G.W., Clarke R.T., Thomas J.A. & Hochberg M.E. 1996. Empirical tests of specific predictions made from a spatial model of the population dynamics of Maculinea rebeli, a parasitic butterfly of red ant colonies. Acta Oecolgica 17:61-80 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 1996. Population ecology – When three is a crowd. Nature 381: 276-277

Hochberg M.E. 1996. Consequences for host population levels of increasing natural enemy species richness in classical biological control. American Naturalist 147: 307-318 [PDF]

Clarke R.T., Elmes G.W., Thomas J.A. & Hochberg M.E. 1997. The spatial arrangement of habitat determines species persistence and community re-assembly. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 264:347-354 [PDF]

Lemel J.Y., Belichon S., Clobert J. & Hochberg M.E. 1997. The evolution of dispersal in a two-patch system: consequences of differences between immigrants and emigrants. Evolutionary Ecology 11:613-629 [PDF]

Hawkins B.A., Cornell H.V. & Hochberg M.E. 1997. Predators, parasitoids and pathogens as mortality agents in phytophagous insect populations. Ecology 78:2145-2152 [PDF]

Holt R.D. & Hochberg M.E. 1997. When is biological control evolutionarily stable (or is it)? Ecology 78: 1673-1683 [PDF]

Thomas J.A., Elmes G.W., Clarke R.T., Munguira M.L. & Hochberg M.E. 1997. Field evidence and model predictions of butterfly-mediated apparent competition between gentian plants and red ants. Acta Oecologica 18:671-84. [PDF]

Kerdelhué C., Hochberg M.E. & Rasplus J.Y. 1997. Active pollination of Ficus sur by two sympatric fig wasp species in West Africa. Biotropica 29:69-75 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 1997. Hide of fight? The competitive evolution of concealment and encapsulation in host-parasitoid assocations. Oikos 80:342-352 [PDF]

Cornell H.V., Hawkins B.A. & Hochberg M.E. 1998. Towards an empirically-based theory of herbivore demography. Ecological Entomology 23:340-349 [PDF]

Thomas J.A., Simcox D.J., Wardlaw J., Elmes G.W., Hochberg M.E. & Clarke R.T. 1998. Effects of latitude, altitude and climate on the habitat and conservation of the endangered butterfly, Maculinea arion and its Myrmica ant hosts. Journal of Insect Conservation 2:39-46 [PDF]

Clarke R.T., Thomas J.A., Elmes G.W., Wardlaw J.C., Munguira M.L. & Hochberg M.E. 1998. Population modelling of the spatial interactions between Maculinea, their intitial foodplant and Myrmica ants within a site. Journal of Insect Conservation 2:29-38 [PDF]

Elmes G.W., Thomas J.A., Wardlaw J., Hochberg M.E., Clarke R.T. & Simcox D. 1998. The ecology of Myrmica ants in relation to the conservation of Maculinea butterflies. Journal of Insect Conservation 2:67-78 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Elmes G.W., Thomas J.A. & Clarke R.T. 1998. Effects of habitat reduction on the persistence of Ichneumon eumerus, the specialist parasitoid of Maculinea rebeli. Journal of Insect Conservation 2:59-66 [PDF]

Plantard O. & Hochberg M.E. 1998. Factors affecting parasitism in the oak galler Neuroterus quercusbaccarum. Oikos 81:289-298 [PDF]

Holt R.D. & Hochberg M.E. 1998. Coexistence of competing parasites. II. Hyperparasitism. Journal of Theoretical Biology 193:485-495 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & van Baalen M. 1998. Antagonistic coevolution along environmental gradients. American Naturalist 152:620-634 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 1998. Establishing genetic correlations involving parasite virulence. Evolution 52:1865-1868 [PDF]

Robert M., Sorci G., Møller A.P., Hochberg M.E., Pomiankowski A. & Pagel M. 1999. Retaliatory cuckoos and the evolution of host resistance to brood parasites. Animal Behavior 58:817-824 [PDF]

Thomas J.A., Clarke R.T., Elmes G.W. & Hochberg M.E. 1999. Population dynamics in the genus Maculinea (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). In: Insect Populations. Pages 261-290. Dempster J.P. & McLean I.F.G. (Eds.). Kluwer Academic

Hochberg M.E. & Holt R.D. 1999. The uniformity and density of pest exploitation as guides to success in biological control. Pages 71-88 in B.A. Hawkins and H.V. Cornell, eds. Theoretical Approaches to Biological Control. Academic Press, New York. [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Ives A.R. 1999. Can natural enemies enforce geographical range limits? Ecography 22:268-276 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Ives A.R. (Eds.) 2000. Parasitoid Population Biology. Princeton University Press [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Ives A.R. 2000. Introduction. Parasitoid Population Biology. Hochberg M.E. & Ives A.R (eds.). Pages 3-14. Princeton University Press

Hochberg M.E. 2000. Conserving insect parasitoids: a population biological perspective. Parasitoid Population Biology. Hochberg M.E. & Ives A.R. (eds.). Pages 266-277. Princeton University Press

Ives A.R. & Hochberg M.E. 2000. Future perspectives. Parasitoid Population Biology. Hochberg M.E. & Ives A.R (eds.). Pages 278-303. Princeton University Press

Hochberg M.E. & van Baalen M. 2000. A geographical perspective of virulence. In: Evolutionary Biology of Host-Parasite Relationships: Theory Meets Reality. Poulin R., Morand S. & Skorping A. (Eds.). Elsevier Ltd. [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Gomulkiewicz R., Holt R.D. & Thompson J.N. 2000. Weak sinks could cradle mutualistic symbioses —strong sources should harbor pathogenic symbioses. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13 : 213-222 [PDF]

Gomulkiewicz R., Thompson J.N., Holt R.D., Nuismer S.L. & Hochberg M.E. 2000. Hot spots, cold spots, and the geographic mosaic theory of coevolution. American Naturalist 156 : 156-174 [PDF]

Weis A.E. & Hochberg M.E. 2000. The diverse effects of intra-specific competition on the selective advantage to resistance: a model and its predictions. American Naturalist 156: 276-292 [PDF]

Weis A.E., Simms E.L. & Hochberg M.E. 2000. Will plant vigor and tolerance be genetically correlated? Effects of intrinsic growth rate and self-limitation on regrowth. Evolutionary Ecology 14: 331-352. [PDF]

Guégan J-F., Thomas F., Hochberg M.E., deMeeus T. & Renaud F. 2001. Parasite diversity and human fecundity. Evolution 55: 1308-1314 [PDF]

van Baalen M. & Hochberg M.E. 2001. Dispersal in antagonistic interactions. Pages 299-310 in Dispersal. J. Clobert. E. Danchin. A.A. Dhont. & J. Nichols (Eds.). Oxford University Press.

Hochberg M.E. & Moller A.P. 2001. Insularity and adaptation in coupled victim-enemy interactions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14: 539-551 [PDF]

Holt R.D. & Hochberg M.E. 2001. Indirect interactions, community modules, and biological control: a theoretical perspective. In: Evaluation of Indirect Ecological Effects of Biological Control, eds. E. Waijnberg, J.K. Scott and P.C. Quimby, CAB International. Pp. 13-37.

Bertault G., Rousset F., Fernandez D., Berthomieu A., Hochberg M.E., Callot G. & Raymond M. 2001. Population genetics and dynamics of the black truffle in a man-made truffle field. Heredity 86: 451-458. [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Weis A.E.2001. Ecology – Bagging the lag. Nature 409: 992-993

Restif O., Hochberg M.E. & Koella J.C. 2001. Live and let die: coevolution of host life history and parasite virulence. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14: 967-979 [PDF]

Shaw, M.R. & Hochberg, M.E. 2001. The neglect of parasitic Hymenoptera in insect conservation strategies: the British fauna as a prime example. Journal of Insect Conservation 5: 253-263. [PDF]

Dedeine F., Vavre F., Fleury F., Hochberg M.E. & Boulétreau M. 2001. Removing symbiotic Wolbachia bacteria specifically inhibits oogenesis in a parasitic wasp. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98: 6247-6252 [PDF]

Holt R.D. & Hochberg M.E. 2002. Virulence on the edge: a source-sink perspective. Virulence Management. Dieckmann U., Metz H. & Sabelis M. (Eds). Cambidge University.

Brown S., Hochberg M.E. & Grenfell B. 2002. Does multiple infection select for raised virulence? Trends in Microbiology 10: 401-405 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Holt R.D. 2002. Biogeographical perspectives on arms races. Virulence Management. Dieckmann, U., Metz H. & Sabelis M. (eds.). Cambridge University Press

Lynch L.D., Ives A.R., Waage J.K. Hochberg M.E. & Thomas M.B. 2002. The risks of biocontrol: Transient impacts and minimum nontarget densities. Ecological Applications 12: 1872-1882 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Sinervo B. & Brown S. 2003. Socially mediated speciation. Evolution 57: 154-8 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Berthault G., Poitrineau K. & Janssen A. 2003. Olfactory orientation of the truffle beetle, Leiodes cinnamomea. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 109: 147-153. [PDF]

Poitrineau K., Brown S.P. & Hochberg M.E. 2003. Defence against multiple enemies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16: 1319-1327. [PDF]

Vacher C., Bourguet D., Rousset F., Chevillon C. and M.E. Hochberg. 2003. Modelling the spatial configuration of refuges for a sustainable control of pests: a case study of Bt cotton. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16: 378-387 [PDF]

Vacher C., Bourguet D., Rousset F., Chevillon C. and M.E. Hochberg. 2004. High dose refuge strategies and genetically modified crops – Reply to Tabashnik et al. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17: 913-918. [PDF]

Vacher C., Weis A.E., Hermann D., Kossler T., Young C. & Hochberg M.E. 2004. Impact of ecological factors on the initial invasion of Bt transgenes into wild populations. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 109: 806-14. [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 2004. A theory of modern cultural shifts and meltdowns. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271: S313 – S316. [PDF] [Correction]

Guernier V., Hochberg M.E. & Guégan J-F. 2004. Ecology drives the worldwide distribution of human diseases. PLoS Biology 2: 740-746 [PDF]

Poitrineau K., Brown S.P. & Hochberg M.E. 2004. The joint evolution of defence and inducibility against natural enemies. Journal of Theoretical Biology 231: 389-396. [PDF]

André J-P. & Hochberg M.E. 2005. Virulence evolution in emerging infectious diseases. Evolution 59: 1406-1412 [PDF]

Mouquet N., Belrose V., Thomas J.A., Elmes G.W., Clarke R.T. & Hochberg M.E. 2005. Conserving community modules: a case study of the endangered lycaenid butterfly Maculinea alcon. Ecology 86: 3160-3173 [PDF]

Mouquet N., Thomas J.A., Elmes G.W., Clarke R.T. & Hochberg M.E. 2005. Population dynamics and conservation of a highly specialized predator: A case study of Maculinea arion. Ecological Monographs 75: 525-542 [PDF]

Vacher C., Brown S.P.& Hochberg M.E. 2005. Avoid, attack or do both? Behavioral and physiological adaptations in natural enemies faced with novel hosts. BMC Evolutionary Biology 5: 60 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. & Gotelli NJ. (Eds.) 2005. An invasions special issue. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20:211 [PDF]

Clarke R.T., Mouquet N., Thomas J.A., Hochberg M.E., Elmes G.W., Tesar D., Singer A. & Hale J. 2005. Modelling the local population dynamics of Maculinea and their spatial interactions with their larval foodplant and Myrmica ant species. In: Studies on the Ecology and Conservation of Butterflies in Europe. Vol. 2: Species Ecology along a European Gradient: Maculinea Butterflies as a Model, J. Settele, E. Kühn & J.A. Thomas (Eds) pp 115-119. Pensoft, Sofia.

Buckling A., Wei Y., Massey R.C., Brockhurst M.A. & Hochberg M.E. 2006. Antagonistic coevolution with parasites increases the cost of host deleterious mutations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 273: 45-9. [PDF]

Sinervo B., Chaine A., Clobert J., Calsbeek R., Hazard L., Lancaster L., McAdam A.G., Alonzo S., Corrigan G., Hochberg M.E. 2006. Self-recognition, color signals, and cycles of greenbeard mutualism and altruism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103: 7372-7377 [PDF]

Vacher C., Bourguet D., Desquilbet M., Lemarié S., Ambec S. & Hochberg M.E. 2006. Fees or refuges: which is better for the sustainable management of insect resistance to transgenic Bt corn? Biology Letters 2: 198 – 202 [PDF]

Brockhurst M.A., Hochberg M.E., Bell T. & Buckling A. 2006. Character displacement promotes cooperation in bacterial biofilms. Current Biology 16:2030-2034 [PDF]

Brockhurst M.A., Buckling A., Poullain V. & Hochberg M.E. 2007. The impact of migration from parasite-free patches on antagonistic host-parasite coevolution. Evolution 61: 1238-1243 [PDF]

Thrall P.H., Hochberg M.E., Burdon J.J. & Bever J.D. 2007. Coevolution of symbiotic mutualists and parasites in a community context. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22: 120-126 [PDF]

Tscharntke T., Hochberg M.E., Rand T.A., Resh V.H. & Krauss J. 2007. Author sequence and credit for contributions in multiauthored publications. PLoS Biology 5: e18 [PDF]

Hovestadt T., Mitesser O., Elmes G.W., Thomas J.A. & Hochberg M.E. 2007. An ESS model for the evolution of dimorphic development strategies in the butterfly Maculinea rebeli, a social parasite of Myrmica ant colonies. American Naturalist 169: 466-480 [PDF]

Nettle D., Choisy M., Cornell H.V., Grace J.B., Guégan J-F. & Hochberg M.E. 2007. Cultural diversity, economic development and societal instability. PLoS ONE 2: E929 [PDF]

Poullain V., Gandon S., Brockhurst M.A., Buckling A. & Hochberg M.E. 2008. The evolution of specificity in evolving and coevolving antagonistic interactions between a bacteria and its phage. Evolution 62: 1-11 [PDF]

Venail P., MacLean R.C., Bouvier T., Brockhurst M.A., Hochberg M.E. & Mouquet N. 2008. Diversity and productivity peak at intermediate dispersal rate in evolving metacommunities. Nature 452:210-214. [PDF]

Urban M.C., Leibold M.A., Pantel J.H., Loeuille N., Vellend M., Amarasekare P., Klausmeier C.A., Norberg J., de Mazancourt C., Gomulkiewicz R., Hochberg M.E., Strauss S.Y., De Meester L. & Wade M.J. 2008. The evolutionary ecology of metacommunities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23:311-317 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Rankin D.J. & Taborsky M. 2008. The coevolution of cooperation and dispersal in social groups and its implications for the emergence of multicellularity. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:238 [PDF] [Table of Examples]

Hochberg M.E., Chase J.M., Gotelli N.J., Hastings A. & Naeem S. 2009. The tragedy of the reviewer commons. Ecology Letters 12: 2-4. [PDF]

Vogwill T., Fenton A., Buckling A., Hochberg M.E. & Brockhurst M.A. 2009. Source populations act as coevolutionary pacemakers in experimental selection mosaics containing hotspots and coldspots. American Naturalist [PDF]

Escobar-Paramo P., Faivre N., Buckling A., Gougat-Barbera C. & Hochberg M.E. 2009. Persistence of costly novel genes in the absence of positive selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 536-543 [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 2010. Book Review for The American Journal of Human Biology: The Mermaid’s Tale: Four Billion Years of Cooperation in the Making of Living Things. [PDF]

Hochberg M.E. 2010. Youth and the tragedy of the reviewer commons. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 3:8-10 [PDF]

Sagarin R.D., Alcorta C.S, Atran S., Blumstein D.T., Dietl G.P., Hochberg M.E., Johnson D.D.P., Levin S., Madin E.M.P., Madin J.S., Prescott E.M., Sosis R., Taylor T., Tooby J. & Vermeij G.J.. 2010. Decentralize, adapt and cooperate. Nature 465, 292-293 [PDF]

Poisot T., Lepennetier G., Martinez E., Ramsayer J. & Hochberg M.E. 2010. Resource availability affects the structure of a natural bacteria–bacteriophage community. Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2010.0774 [PDF] [Supp Info]

Vacher C., Kossler T.M., Hochberg M.E. & Weis A.E. 2011. Impact of interspecific hybridization between crops and weedy relatives on the evolution of flowering time in weedy phenotypes. PLoS ONE 6(2): e14649. [http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0014649]

Gravel D., Guichard F. & Hochberg M.E. 2011. Coexistence in a variable world. Ecology Letters doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01643.x [PDF]

Poisot T., Thrall P.H., Bever J.D., Nemri A. & Hochberg M.E. 2011. A conceptual framework for the evolution of ecological specialisation. Ecology Letters doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01645.x [PDF]

Poisot T., Thrall P.H. and Hochberg M.E. 2011. Trophic network structure emerges through antagonistic coevolution in temporally varying environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0826 [PDF]

Ramsayer J., Fellous S., Cohen J.E. and Hochberg M.E.. 2011. Taylor’s Law holds in experimental bacterial populations but competition does not influence the slope. Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0895 [PDF]

Poisot T., Canard E., Mouquet N. and Hochberg M.E. 2012. A comparative study of ecological specialization estimators. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. [PDF]

Escobar-Páramo P., Gougat-Barbera C. & Hochberg M.E. 2012. Evolutionary dynamics of separate and combined exposure of Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 to antibiotics and bacteriophage. Evolutionary Applications. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2012.00248.x [PDF]

Kaltz O., Escobar-Paramo P., Hochberg M.E. and Cohen J.E. 2012. Bacterial microcosms obey Taylor’s law: effects of abiotic and biotic stress and genetics on mean an variance of population density. Ecological Processes doi:10.1186/2192-1709-1-5

Marquet P., Santoro C.M., Latorre C., Standen V.G., Abades S.R., Rivadeneira M.E., and Hochberg M.E. 2012. Emergence of social complexity among coastal hunter-gatherers in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA doi: 10.1073/pnas.1116724109 [PDF]

Blumstein D.T., Atran S., Field S., Hochberg M.E., Johnson D.D.P., Sagarin R., Sosis R. & Thayer B. 2012. The peacock’s tale: Lessons from evolution for effective signalling in international politics (with comment). Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 3:191-214. [pdf]

Whitehouse H., Kahn K., Hochberg M.E. and Bryson J.J. 2012. The role for simulations in theory construction for the social sciences: case studies concerning Divergent Modes of Religiosity. Religion, Brain and Behavior 2:182-224 [PDF]

Poisot T., Bell T., Martinez E., Gougat-Barbera C. & Hochberg M.E. 2012. Terminal investment induced by a bacteriophage in a rhizosphere bacterium. F1000 Research 1:21 doi: 10.3410/f1000research.1-21.v1

Thomas, F. et al.  2012. Applying ecological and evolutionary theory to cancer: a long and winding road. Evolutionary Applications [PDF]

Gonzalez A., Ronce O., Ferriere R. and Hochberg M.E. 2013. Evolutionary rescue: an emerging focus at the intersection between ecology and evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 368 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0404 [PDF]

Gandon S., Hochberg M.E., Holt R.D. and Day T. 2013. What limits the evolutionary emergence of pathogens?  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 368 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0086 [PDF]

Weitz J.S., Poisot T., Meyer J.R., Flores C.O., Valverde S., Sullivan M.B. & Hochberg M.E.  In press.  Phage-bacteria infection networks. Trends in Microbiology. [PDF]

Hochberg M.E., Thomas F., Assenat E. & Hibner U.  2012.  Preventive Evolutionary Medicine of Cancers. Evolutionary Applications [PDF]

Ramsayer J., Kaltz O. & Hochberg M.E. 2013. Evolutionary rescue in populations of Pseudomonas fluorescens across an antibiotic gradient. Evolutionary Applications [PDF]

Poisot T.,  Lounnas, M, & Hochberg M.E. 2013. The structure of natural microbial enemy-victim networks. Ecological Processes http://www.ecologicalprocesses.com/content/pdf/2192-1709-2-13.pdf

Betts A., Vasse M., Kaltz O. & Hochberg M.E. In press. Back to the future: Evolving bacteriophages to increase their effectiveness against the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. Evolutionary Applications PDF

Hochberg M.E. & Whitehouse H. 2013. To Understand Present Day Cultures We Must Study the Past: a Commentary on David Sloan Wilson. Cliodynamics 4:126-128. PDF

Luque G., Hochberg M.E., Holyoak M., Hossaert M., Gaill F. & Courchamp F. 2013.  Ecological effects of environmental change. Ecology Letters 16: 1–3.