Warren Booth PhD

Associate Professor of Biological Science College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Biological Science

Ph.D., Queen's University of Belfast
B.Sc., Queen's University of Belfast

Molecular Ecology
Population and Evolutionary Genetics
Invasive Species Biology
Spatiotemporal Metapopulation Dynamics
Distribution and Evolution of Facultative Parthenogenesis

Vertebrate Physiology
Molecular Ecology
Species Invasion
Evolutionary Genetics

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles

Gamble, Tony et al. “The Discovery of XY Sex Chromosomes in a Boa and Python.” Current Biology 27.14 (2017): 2148–2153.e4. Print.

Runjaic, Jelena et al. “No Detectable Insecticide Resistance in Swallow Bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) Following Long-Term Exposure to Naled (Dibrom 8).” Journal of Medical Entomology 54.4 (2017): 994–998. Print.

Sorger, D. et al. “Outnumbered: a New Dominant Ant Species with Genetically Diverse Supercolonies in Ethiopia.” Insectes Sociaux 64.1 (2017): 141–147. Print.

Card, Daren et al. “Phylogeographic and Population Genetic Analyses Reveal Multiple Species of Boa and Independent Origins of Insular Dwarfism.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102 (2016): 104–116. Print.

Turner, Melissa et al. “The Mating System of White-Tailed Deer under Quality Deer Management.” Journal of Wildlife Management 80.5 (2016): 935–940. Print.

Benoit, Joshua et al. “Unique Features of a Global Human Ectoparasite Identified through Sequencing of the Bed Bug Genome.” Nature Communications 7 (2016): n. pag. Print.

Keane, Kit T., Peggy S. M. Hill, and Warren Booth. 2016. The kin selection hypothesis in a lekking mole cricket: assessing nested patterns of relatedness. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. doi: 10.1111/bij.12738

Kolokotronis, Sergios et al. “The Mitogenome of the Bed Bug Cimex Lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae).” Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 1.1 (2016): 425–427. Print.

Hoss, Shannon et al. “Post-Birth Separation Affects the Affiliative Behaviour of Kin in a Pitviper with Maternal Attendance.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2015): n. pag. Print.

Robison, GA et al. “Extensive Mitochondrial Heteroplasmy in Natural Populations of a Resurging Human Pest, the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae).” Journal of Medical Entomology (2015): tjv055. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “Host Association Drives Genetic Divergence in the Bed Bug, Cimex Lectularius.” Molecular ecology 24.5 (2015): 980–992. Print.

Brown, Charles et al. “Predation by Ants Controls Swallow Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae: Oeciacus Vicarius) Infestations.” Journal of Vector Ecology 40.1 (2015): n. pag. Print.

Terrapon, Nicolas et al. “Molecular Traces of Alternative Social Organization in a Termite Genome.” Nature communications 5 (2014): n. pag. Print.

Vargo, Edward et al. “Hierarchical Genetic Analysis of German Cockroach (Blattella Germanica) Populations from within Buildings to across Continents.” (2014): n. pag. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “New Insights on Facultative Parthenogenesis in Pythons.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 112.3 (2014): 461–468. Print.

Jacobson, AL et al. “Genome Size and Ploidy of Thysanoptera.” Insect molecular biology 22.1 (2013): 12–17. Print.

Husseneder, Claudia et al. “Characterization of Microsatellites for Population Genetic Analyses of the Fungus-Growing Termite Odontotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae).” Environmental entomology 42.5 (2013): 1092–1099. Print.

Jacobson, Alana et al. “Thrips Tabaci Population Genetic Structure and Polyploidy in Relation to Competency as a Vector of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus.” (2013): n. pag. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “Population Genetic Structure and Colony Breeding System in Dampwood Termites (Zootermopsis Angusticollis and Z. Nevadensis Nuttingi).” Insectes sociaux 59.1 (2012): 127–137. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “Facultative Parthenogenesis Discovered in Wild Vertebrates.” Biology letters (2012): rsbl20120666. Print.

Saenz, Virna et al. “Genetic Analysis of Bed Bug Populations Reveals Small Propagule Size within Individual Infestations but High Genetic Diversity across Infestations from the Eastern United States.” Journal of medical entomology 49.4 (2012): 865–875. Print.

Vázquez-Domínguez, Ella et al. “Genetic Evidence of a Recent Successful Colonization of Introduced Species on Islands: Boa Constrictor Imperator on Cozumel Island.” Biological Invasions 14.10 (2012): 2101–2116. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “Molecular Markers Reveal Infestation Dynamics of the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) within Apartment Buildings.” Journal of medical entomology 49.3 (2012): 535–546. Print.

Singham, G et al. “Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci from an Indigenous Asian Fungus-Growing Termite, Macrotermes Gilvus (Blattodea: Termitidae) and Cross Amplification in Related Taxa.” Environmental entomology 41.2 (2012): 426–431. Print.

Reynolds, R et al. “Successive Virgin Births of Viable Male Progeny in the Checkered Gartersnake, Thamnophis Marcianus.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107.3 (2012): 566–572. Print.

Copeland, Robert et al. “Rediscovery of the’ Terrible Hairy Fly’, Mormotomyia Hirsuta Austen (Diptera: Mormotomyiidae), in Eastern Kenya, with Notes on Biology, Natural History, and Genetic Variation of the Ukasi Hill Population.” African Invertebrates 52.2 (2011): 1–28. Print.

Parks, Wesley, Warren Booth, and Christina Cowger. “Characterization of Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci for Blumeria Graminis f. Sp. Tritici, Cause of Powdery Mildew of Wheat.” Molecular Ecology 11 (2011): 586–589. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “Consecutive Virgin Births in the New World Boid Snake, the Colombian Rainbow Boa, Epicrates Maurus.” Journal of Heredity 102.6 (2011): 759–763. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “Evidence for Viable, Non-Clonal but Fatherless Boa Constrictors.” Biology letters 7.2 (2011): 253–256. Print.

Booth, Warren, and Gordon Schuett. “Molecular Genetic Evidence for Alternative Reproductive Strategies in North American Pitvipers (Serpentes: Viperidae): Long-Term Sperm Storage and Facultative Parthenogenesis.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104.4 (2011): 934–942. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “Population Genetic Structure in German Cockroaches (Blattella Germanica): Differentiated Islands in an Agricultural Landscape.” Journal of Heredity (2010): esq108. Print.

Menke, Sean et al. “Is It Easy to Be Urban? Convergent Success in Urban Habitats among Lineages of a Widespread Native Ant.” PLoS One 5.2 (2010): e9194–e9194. Print.

Crissman, Jonathan et al. “Population Genetic Structure of the German Cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidae) in Apartment Buildings.” Journal of medical entomology 47.4 (2010): 553–564. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci for the Ant-Garden Ant, Crematogaster Levior (Forel).” Conservation genetics 10.3 (2009): 639–641. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “Characterization of 8 Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci in the Neotropical Ant-Garden Ant, Camponotus Femoratus (Fabricius).” Conservation genetics 10.5 (2009): 1401–1403. Print.

Booth, Warren, WI Montgomery, and PA Prodöhl. “Spatial Genetic Structuring in a Vagile Species, the European Wood Mouse.” Journal of Zoology 279.3 (2009): 219–228. Print.

Pfannenstiel, Robert et al. “Blattella Asahinai (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae): a New Predator of Lepidopteran Eggs in South Texas Soybean.” Annals of the Entomological Society of America 101.4 (2008): 763–768. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “Identification and Characterization of 15 Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci in the Western Drywood Termite, Incisitermes Minor (Hagen).” Molecular ecology resources 8.5 (2008): 1102–1104. Print.

Booth, Warren, and Montgomery, W. Ian, Prodohl, Paulo A. “Polyandry by Wood Mice in Natural Populations.” Journal of Zoology 273.2 (2007): 176–182. Print.

Booth, Warren et al. “Identification and Characterization of 10 Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci in the German Cockroach, Blattella Germanica.” Molecular Ecology Notes 7.4 (2007): 648–650. Print.

Book Chapters

Taylor, E. N. & Booth, W. Rattlesnakes as Models for Reproductive Studies of Vertebrates. In Rattlesnakes of Arizona (Eds. G.W. Schuett., R. S. Reiserer, & C.F. Smith). Ecouniverse Herpetological Publishing. Rodeo, NM

Booth, W., Schal, C. & Vargo, E.L. Population genetics of bed bugs. In Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs (Eds. S.L. Doggett., D.M. Miller. & C.Y, Lee). John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, U.S.A.


Hannebaum, S.L1., Brown, C.R. & Booth, W. Ecological and phenotypic effects on the habitat transitions of white-footed mice, Peromyscus leucopus. Journal of Mammalogy.


Booth, Warren, and Gordon Schuett. “The Emerging Phylogenetic Pattern of Parthenogenesis in Snakes.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118.2 (2016): 172–186. Print.

Society for the Study Evolution
American society of ichthyologists and herpetologists
Society for the Study of Reptiles and Amphibians
Entomological Society of America
American Genetics Association

BIOL 1001 Introduction to Biological Science
BIOL 3220 Vertebrate Physiology Lab
BIOL 3224 Vertebrate Physiology
BIOL 3991 Independent Research
BIOL 4383 Selected Topics in Biological Science
BIOL 7011 Research Experience
BIOL 7253 Seminar in Organismic/Environmental Biology
BIOL 9986 Dissertation Research