Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Ted Schultz

Research Entomologist and Curator of Hymenoptera
Department / Division
Education
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D., Cornell University
Research Interests

Evolution and systematics of ants, especially the fungus-farming ants (tribe Attini, subfamily Myrmicinae); historical ecology and evolution of the fungus-farming behavior; theory and method of phylogenetic analysis; quantitative methods for assessing ant biodiversity

Publications
Book
  • Schultz, Ted R., Gawne, Richard, and Peregrine, Peter N., editors. 2022. The Convergent Evolution of Agriculture in Humans and Insects. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. Müller, Gerd B. Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology. https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/13600.001.0001.
  • Hoyt, Erich and Schultz, Ted R. 2002. Insect Lives: Stories of Mystery and Romance From a Hidden World. Harvard University Press.
  • Agosti, Donat, Majer, J., Alonso, L., and Schultz, Ted R. 2000. Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity. Smithsonian Institution Press.
Journal Article

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Dataset
Book Chapter
  • Ješovnik, Ana and Schultz, Ted R. 2022. "Agricultural and Proto-Agricultural Symbioses in Ants." In The Convergent Evolution of Agriculture in Humans and Insects. Schultz, Ted R., Gawne, Richard, and Peregrine, Peter N., editors. 143–159. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. In Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology. https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/13600.003.0014.
  • Schultz, Ted R. 2022. "The Convergent Evolution of Agriculture in Humans and Fungus-Farming Ants." In The Convergent Evolution of Agriculture in Humans and Insects. Schultz, Ted R., editor. 281–313. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. In Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology. https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/13600.003.0021.
  • Schultz, Ted R. 2020. "Fungus-Farming Ants (Attini in Part)." In Encyclopedia of Social Insects. Starr, Christopher, editor. 1–8. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90306-4_46-1.
  • Schultz, Ted R., Mueller, Ulrich Gerhard, Currie, Cameron Robert, and Rehner, Stephen A. 2005. "Reciprocal illumination: A comparison of agriculture in humans and ants." In Ecological and Evolutionary Advances in Insect-Fungal Associations. Fernando, Vega and Blackwell, Meredith, editors. 149–190. Oxford University Press.
  • Bang, R., Schultz, Ted R., and DeSalle, R. 2002. "Development, Homology, and Systematics." In Molecular Systematics and Evolution: Theory and Practice. 175–188.
  • Schultz, Ted R., Root, R. B., and Eisner, T. 2001. "William L. Brown, Jr.: June 1, 1922 - March 30, 1997 [Obituary]." In Memorial Statements, Cornell University Faculty 1996-97. 12–16. Ithaca, New York: Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Cornell University. 2001
  • Agosti, Donat, Majer, J., and Schultz, Ted R. 2000. "The Biodiversity Challenge (Preface)." In Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity. xvii–xxix.
  • Schultz, Ted R. and Alonso, L. E. 2000. "Glossary." In Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity. 223–229.
  • Schultz, Ted R. and McGlynn, T. P. 2000. "The Interactions of Ants with Other Organisms." In Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity. 35–44.
  • Schultz, Ted R., Engel, M. S., and Prentice, M. A. 1999. "Resolving Conflict Between Morphological and Molecular Evidence for the Origin of Eusociality in the "Corbiculate" Bees (Hymoptera: Apidae): A Hypothesis-Testing Approach." In Entomological Contributions in the Memory of Byron A. Alexander. 125–138.
  • Schultz, Ted R. 1998. "Phylogeny of the Fungus-Growing Ants (Myrmicinae: Attini): Evidence from DNA Sequences (Nuclear Elongation Factor-1 Alpha and Mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase I) and Morphology. [Abstract]." In Social Insects at the Turn of the Millenium: Proceedings of the XIII International Congress of IUSSI, Adelaide, Australia, 29 December 1998-3 January 1999. 429.

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Book Review
  • Schultz, Ted R. 1994. [Book review] "Identification Guide to the Ant Genera of the World, by Bolton, B., Harvard University Press." Psyche, 101, (3-4), 203–208.