Popular science articles – mostly wasps!
Sumner, S. (2021) Wasps: why I love them, and why you should too. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/wasps-why-i-love-them-and-why-you-should-too-155982
Sumner, S. (2021) Why I matter. New Internationalist “Why I Matter.” New Internationalist, January, 529: 22-23.https://newint.org/features/2020/12/07/wasp-biodiversity-why-i-matter
Sumner, S. (2020) Why wasps become so annoying at the end of summer. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/why-wasps-become-so-annoying-at-the-end-of-summer-145053
Sumner, S. Don’t swat the wasp! Front. Young Minds 8: 149. https://kids.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frym.2019.00149
Sumner, S. (2018-2019) “The Wonderful Wasp” Countryfile Magazine. Print version (2018); online version (2019). https://www.countryfile.com/wildlife/insects-invertebrates/british-wasp-guide-how-to-identify-common-species-lifecycle-and-why-wasps-sting-in-autumn/
Hart, A & Sumner, S. (2017) “Why we need to sometimes kill insects” The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/we-faced-abuse-for-asking-people-to-kill-wasps-for-science-heres-why-it-was-worthwhile-84792
Sumner, S. & Brock R. 2016. “Social Wasps: No ASBO Required.” Professional Pest Controller Magazine.
Sumner S & Brock R (2016) In defence of wasps. The Conversation.
Asher CL & Sumner S (2015) The Genetics of Societies. The Scientist.
Sumner S (2014) Life Evolves Via a Shared Genetic Toolkit. In: This Idea Must Die (ed Brockmann J). pp 170-174. Harper Perennial, New York.
Sumner, S. (2013). A synthetic world. In: What Should We Be Worried About?: Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night (Edge Question Series 2013) (ed. J. Brockman).
Sumner. S. & Patalano, S. (2012). Is the natural world one big soap? New Scientist 214, 28-29.
Sumner, S. (2012). Help, I need somebody! The importance of helping behaviour in the evolution of biological complexity. In: This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works (Edge Question Series 2012) (ed. J. Brockman).
Sumner, S. (2010). How the internet changes our behaviour. In: How is the Internet Changing the Way you Think? (ed. J. Brockman).
Sumner, S. (2009). How did the social insects become social? In: What’s Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science (ed. M. Brockman), pp. 199-210. New York: Vintage.
Sumner, S. (2009). Reassessing Relatedness. In: What have you changed your mind about? Today’s Leading Minds Rethink Everything (ed. J. Brockmann), pp. 416. Harper Perennial.