Etya Amsalem

Assistant Professor of Entomology

Etya Amsalem

Research Summary

The evolutionary development and the mechanistic basis of social behavior in insects using an integrative approach encompassing chemical, genetic and physiological tools

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Bombus Aggression Bee Pheromones Juvenile Hormones Bees Queen Insects Bombus Terrestris Reproduction Insects Social Behavior Impatiens Bombus Impatiens Genes Esters Pheromone Effect Apoidea Hydrocarbons Larva Secretion Diapause Sterility Hormone Gene Expression

Most Recent Papers

Do Bumble Bees Produce Brood Pheromones?

Jesse Starkey, Nathan Derstine, Etya Amsalem, 2019, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 725-734

The road to sociality

Jesse Starkey, Ahja Brown, Etya Amsalem, 2019, Animal Behaviour on p. 57-65

Do bumblebees produce brood pheromone?

J Starkey, N Derstine, Etya Amsalem, 2019, on p. 725-734

Context matters: plasticity in response to pheromones regulating reproduction and collective behavior in social Hymenoptera

M Orlova, Etya Amsalem, 2019, on p. 69-76


Etya Amsalem, Abraham Hefetz, 2018, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 1-3

The importance of holistically evaluating data: a comment on Holman 2018

Etya Amsalem, Christina Grozinger, 2018, Behavioral Ecology on p. 1210-1211

Pheromone-mediation of female reproduction and reproductive dominance in social species

Etya Amsalem, A Hefetz, 2018, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 747-749

Evolution of olfactory functions on the fire ant social chromosome

Amir B. Cohanim, Etya Amsalem, Rana Saad, De Wayne Shoemaker, Eyal Privman, 2018, Genome biology and evolution on p. 2947-2960

Evaluating the molecular, physiological and behavioral impacts of CO<sub>2</sub> narcosis in bumble bees (Bombus impatiens)

Etya Amsalem, Christina M. Grozinger, 2017, Journal of Insect Physiology on p. 57-65

Do Bumble Bee, Bombus impatiens, Queens Signal their Reproductive and Mating Status to their Workers?

Etya Amsalem, Mario Padilla, Paul M. Schreiber, Naomi S. Altman, Abraham Hefetz, Christina M. Grozinger, 2017, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 563-572

Most-Cited Papers

Exploring the role of juvenile hormone and vitellogenin in reproduction and social behavior in bumble bees

Etya Amsalem, Osnat Malka, Christina M. Grozinger, Abraham Hefetz, 2014, BMC Evolutionary Biology

Gonadotropic and physiological functions of juvenile hormone in bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) workers

Hagai Shpigler, Etya Amsalem, Zachary Y. Huang, Mira Cohen, Adam J. Siegel, Abraham Hefetz, Guy Bloch, 2014, PloS one on p. e100650

The appeasement effect of sterility signaling in dominance contests among Bombus terrestris workers

Etya Amsalem, Abraham Hefetz, 2010, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology on p. 1685-1694

The effect of group size on the interplay between dominance and reproduction in Bombus terrestris

Etya Amsalem, Abraham Hefetz, 2011, PloS one on p. e18238

A conserved class of queen pheromones? Re-evaluating the evidence in bumblebees (Bombus impatiens)

Etya Amsalem, Margarita Orlova, Christina M. Grozinger, 2015, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Conservation and modification of genetic and physiological toolkits underpinning diapause in bumble bee queens

Etya Amsalem, David A. Galbraith, Jonathan Cnaani, Peter E.A. Teal, Christina M. Grozinger, 2015, Molecular ecology on p. 5596-5615

The Physiological and Genomic Bases of Bumble Bee Social Behaviour

Etya Amsalem, Christina M. Grozinger, Mario Padilla, Abraham Hefetz, 2015, Advances in Insect Physiology on p. 37-93

Precocene-I inhibits juvenile hormone biosynthesis, ovarian activation, aggression and alters sterility signal production in bumble bee (Bombus terrestris) workers

E. Amsalem, P. Teal, C. M. Grozinger, A. Hefetz, 2014, Journal of Experimental Biology on p. 3178-3185

The Effect of Caste and Reproductive State on the Chemistry of the Cephalic Labial Glands Secretion of Bombus Terrestris

Etya Amsalem, Julia Kiefer, Stefan Schulz, Abraham Hefetz, 2014, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 900-912

Chemical communication is not sufficient to explain reproductive inhibition in the bumblebee bombus impatiens

Mario Padilla, Etya Amsalem, Naomi Altman, Abraham Hefetz, Christina M. Grozinger, 2016, Royal Society Open Science