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  • Smith, AA, JG Millar, & AV Suarez. (2016) Comparative analysis of fertility signals and sex-specific cuticular chemical profiles of Odontomachus trap-jaw ants. Journal of Experimental Biology: In Press
  • Smith, CR, S Helms Cahan, C Kemena, SG Brady, W Yang, E Bornberg-Bauer, T Eriksson, J Gadau, M Helmpkampf, D Gotzek, MO Miyakawa, AV Suarez & A Mikheyev. (2015) How do genomes create novel phenotypes? Insights from the loss of the worker caste in ant social parasites. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32: 2919-2931. doi:10.1093/molbeh/msv165
  • Wills, BD, CD Chong, SM Wilder, MD Eubanks, DA Holway & AV Suarez. (2015) Effects of nutrition on investment in worker number, size, and condition in a polymorphic social insect. PLoS ONE 10: e0132440. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132440
  • Hanisch, PE, L Calcaterra, M LePonce, R Achury, AV Suarez, RR Silva & C. Paris. (2015). Check-list of ground-dwelling ant diversity (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iguazu National Park with a comparison to regional ant faunas. Sociobiology 62: 213-227. doi:10.13102/sociobiology.v62i2.213-227
  • Larabee, FJ & AV Suarez. (2015) Mandible-powered escape jumps in trap-jaw ants increase survival rates in predator-prey encounters. PLoS ONE 10: e0124871. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124871
  • Gotzek, D, HJ Axen, AV Suarez, S Helms-Cahan & D Shoemaker. (2015) Global invasion history of the tropical fire ant: a stowaway on the first global trade routes.Molecular Ecology 24: 374-388. doi:10.1111/mec.13040
  • Smith, AA, JC Millar & AV Suarez. (2015) A social insect fertility signal is dependent on chemical context.Biology Letters 11: 2014097. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2014.0947
  • Wills, BD, CS Moreau, BD Wray, BD Hoffmann & AV Suarez. (2014) Body size variation and caste ratios in geographically distinct populations of the invasive big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113: 423-438
  • Scholes, DR, AV Suarez, AA Smith, JS Johnston & KN Paige. (2014) Patterns of endopolyploidy and organ function in the giant ant Dinoponera australis. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 37: 113-126
  • Larabee, FJ & AV Suarez. (2014) The evolution and functional morphology of trap-jaw ants. Myrmecological News 20: 25-36
  • Tillberg, CV, B Edmonds, A Freauff, P Hanisch, C Paris, CR Smith, ND Tsutsui, BD Wills, SE Wittman & AV Suarez. (2014) Foraging and nesting ecology of Dinoponera australis. Biotropica 46: 229-237
  • Smith, AA, W Vanderpool, JG Millar, LM Hanks & AV Suarez. (2014) Conserved male-specific cuticular hydrocarbon patterns in the trap=jaw ant Odontomachus brunneus. Chemoecology 24: 29-34
  • Smith, AA, J Millar, L Hanks & AV Suarez. (2013) A conserved fertility signal despite population variation in the cuticular hydrocarbon phenotype of the trap-jaw ant Odontomachus brunneus. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3917-3924
  • Scholes, DR, AV Suarez & KN Paige. (2013) Can endopolyploidy explain size variation within and between castes in ants? Ecology and Evolution 3: 2128-2137. doi:10.1002/ece3.623
  • Wilder, SM, TR Barnum, DA Holway, AV Suarez & MD Eubanks. (2013) Introduced fire ants can exclude native ants from critical mutualist-provided resources. Oecologia172: 197-205
  • Suarez, AV & EL Suhr. (2012) Ecological and evolutionary perspectives on "supercolonies": a commentary on Moffett. Behavioral Ecology 23: 937-938
  • Phillips, BL & AV Suarez. (2012) The role of behavioural variation in the invasion of new areas. pp. 190-200 (Chapter 14) in Behavioural responses to a changing world: mechanisms and consequences. Canolin, U & BM Wong Eds. Oxford University Press
  • Smith, AA, JG Millar, LM Hanks, & AV Suarez. (2012) Experimental evidence that workers recognize reproductives through cuticular hydrocarbons in the ant Odontomachus brunneus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 1267-1276
  • Huang, D, R Zhang, KC Kim, & AV Suarez. (2012) Spatial pattern and determinants of the first detection locations of invasive alien species in mainland China. PLoS ONE 7: e31734. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031734
  • Berg-Binder, MC & AV Suarez. (2012) Testing the directed dispersal hypothesis: are native ant mounds (Formica sp.) favorable microhabitats for an invasive plant? Oecologia 169: 763-772
  • Wilder, SM, DA Holway, AV Suarez, EG LeBrun, & MD Eubanks. (2011) Intercontinental differences in resource use reveal the importance of mutualisms in fire ant invasions. PNAS 108: 20639-20644supplement
  • Smith, CR, AV Suarez, ND Tsutsui, SE Wittman, B Edmonds, A Freauff & CV Tillberg. (2011) Nutritional asymmetries are related to division of labor in a queenless ant. PLoS ONE 6: e24011. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024011
  • Wilder, SM, DA Holway, AV Suarez, & MD Eubanks. (2011) Macronutrient content of plant-based food affects growth of a carnivorous arthropod. Ecology 92: 325-332
  • Sanders, NJ & AV Suarez. (2011) Elton's insights into the ecology of ant invasions: lessons learned and lessons still to be learned. pp. 239-251 (Chapter 18) in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton. DM Richardson, Ed. Wiley-Blackwell
  • Wilder, SM, DA Holway, AV Suarez, & MD Eubanks. (2011) Macronutrient content of plant-based food affects growth of a carnivorous arthropod. Ecology 92: 325-332
  • Smith, CD, et al. (2011) The draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 5673-5678supplement 1supplement2
  • Roura-Pascual, N, C Hui, T Ikeda, G Leday, DM Richardson, S Carpintera, X Espadaler, C Gomez, B Guendard, S Hartley, P Krushelnycky, PJ Lester, MA McGeoch, SB Menke, JS Pedersen, JPW Pitt, J Reyes, NJ Sanders, AV Suarez, Y Touyama, D Ward, PS Ward & SP Worner. (2011) Relative roles of climatic suitability and anthropogenic influence in determining the pattern of spread in a global invader. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 220-225supplement
  • Weiser, MD, et al. (2010) Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships. Biology Letters 6: 769-772
  • Lach, L, CV Tillberg & AV Suarez. (2010) Contrasting effects of an invasive ant on a native and an invasive plant. Biological Invasions 12: 3123-3133
  • Menke, SB, AV Suarez, CV Tillberg, CT Chou, & DA Holway. (2010) Trophic ecology of the invasive argentine ant: spatio-temporal variation in resource assimilation and isotopic enrichment. Oecologia 164: 763-771
  • Wilder, SM, AV Suarez & MD Eubanks. (2010) The use of simulation modeling to evaluate the mechanisms responsible for the nutritional benefits of food-for-protection mutualisms. Ecological Modeling 221: 1505-1511
  • Johnson, SR, JA Copello, MS Evans & AV Suarez. (2010) A biochemical characterization of the major peptides from the venom of the giant hunting ant Dinoponera australis. Toxicon 55: 702-710
  • Smith, CR & AV Suarez. (2010) The trophic ecology of castes in harvester ant colonies. Functional Ecology 24: 122-130
  • Suarez, AV & JC Spagna. (2010) Trap-jaw ants. Pages 216-217 (Box 12 in Chapter 15) in Ant Ecology Lach, L, K Parr, & K Abbot eds. Oxford University Press
  • Suarez, AV, T McGlynn & ND Tsutsui. (2010) Biogeographic patterns of the origins and spread of introduced ants. Pages 233-244 (Chapter 13) in Ant Ecology Lach, L, K Parr, & K Abbot eds. Oxford University Press
  • Cokendolpher, JC, JR Reddell, SJ Taylor, JK Krejca, AV Suarez & CE Pekins. (2009) Further ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from caves of Texas. Texas Memorial Museum Speleological Monographs 7: 151-168
  • Spagna, JC, A Schelkopf, T Carrillo & AV Suarez. (2009) Evidence of behavioral co-option from context-dependent variation in mandible use in trap-jaw ants (Odontomachus spp.). Naturwissenschaften 96: 243-250
  • Wetterer, JK, AL Wild, AV Suarez N Roura-Pascual & X Espadaler. (2009) Worldwide spread of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile. Myrmecological News 12: 187-194
  • Scholes, DR & AV Suarez. (2009) Speed-versus-accuracy trade-offs during nest relocation in Argentine Ants (Linepithema humile and odorous house ants (Tapinoma sessile). Insectes Sociaux 56: 413-418
  • Pitt, JPW, SP Worner & AV Suarez. (2009) Predicting Argentine ant spread over the heterogeneous landscape using a spatially-explicit stochastic model. Ecological Applications 19: 1176-1186
  • Suarez, AV. (2009) Science for parks / parks for science: Conservation based research in national parks. Park Science 26: 1-7
  • Dunn, RR et al. (2009) Climatic drivers of hemispheric asymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness. Ecology Letters 12: 324-333
  • Smith, CR, AL Toth, AV Suarez & GE Robinson. (2008) Genetic and genomic analyses of the division of labour in insect societies. Nature Review Genetics 9: 735-748
  • Smith, CR, KE Anderson, CV Tillberg, J Gadau & AV Suarez. (2008) Caste determination in a polymorphic social insect: nutritional, social, and genetic factors. American Naturalist 172: 497-507supplement
  • Suarez, AV, DA Holway & ND Tsutsui. (2008) Genetics and behavior of a colonizing species: the invasive Argentine ant. American Naturalist 172: S72-S84
  • Spagna, JC, AI Vakis, CA Schmidt, SN Patek, X Zhang, ND Tsutsui & AV Suarez. (2008) Phylogeny, scaling, and the generation of extreme forces in trap-jaw ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 2358-2368 supplement 1 supplement 2 supplement 3 supplement 4
  • Tsutsui, ND, AV Suarez, JC Spagna & JS Johnston. (2008) The evolution of genome size in ants. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 655-665
  • Roura-Pascual, N & AV Suarez. (2008) The utility of species distribution models to predict the spread of invasive ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and to anticipate changes in their ranges in the face of global climate change. Myrmecological News 11: 67-77
  • Bolger, DT, KH Beard, AV Suarez & TJ Case. (2008) Increased abundance of native and non-native spiders with habitat fragmentation. Diversity and Distributions 14: 655-665supplement
  • Suarez, AV & ND Tsutsui. (2008) The evolutionary consequences of biological invasions. Molecular Ecology 17: 351-360
  • Steiner, FM, BC Schlick-Steiner, J VanDerWal, DK Reuther, E Christian, C Stauffer, AV Suarez, SE Williams & RH Crozier. (2008) Combined modelling of distribution and niche in invasion biology: a case study of two invasive Tetramorium ant species. Diversity and Distributions 14: 536-545
  • Tillberg, CV, DA Holway, EG LeBrun & AV Suarez. (2007) Trophic ecology of invasive Argentine ants in their native and introduced ranges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 20856-20861
  • Thomas, ML, CM Payne-MakrisMakrisâ AV Suarez, ND Tsutsui & DA Holway. (2007) Contact between supercolonies elevates aggression in Argentine ants. Insectes Sociaux 54: 225-233
  • Smith, CR, C Schoenick, KE Anderson, J Gadau & AV Suarez. (2007) Potential and realized reproduction by different worker castes in queen-less and queen-right colonies of Pogonomyrmex badius. Insectes Sociaux 54: 260-267
  • Dunn et al. (2007) Global ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) biodiversity and biogeography - a new database and its possibilities. Myrmecological News 10: 77-83
  • LeBrun, EG, CV Tillberg, AV Suarez, PJ Folgarait, CR Smith & DA Holway. (2007) An experimental study of competition between fire ants and Argentine ants in their native range. Ecology 88: 63-75
  • Whitfield, CW, SK Behura, SH Berlocher, AG Clark, JS Johnston, WS Sheppard, DR Smith, AV Suarez, D Weaver & ND Tsutsui. (2006) Thrice out of Africa: ancient and recent expansions of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Science 314: 642-645
  • The Honeybee Genome Sequencing Consortium. (2006) Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nature 443: 931-949
  • Patek, SN, JE Baio, BL Fisher & AV Suarez. (2006) Multifunctionality and mechanical origins: ballistic jaw propulsion in trap-jaw ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 103: 12787-12792
  • Crooks, J & AV Suarez. (2006) Hyperconnectivity, invasive species, and the breakdown of barriers to dispersal. Connectivity conservation: maintaining connections for nature KR Crooks & MA Sanjayan (eds.) Cambridge University Press
  • Thomas, ML, CM Payne-Makrisâ, AV Suarez, ND Tsutsui & DA Holway. (2006) When supercolonies collide: territorial aggression in an invasive and uniconial social insect. Molecular Ecology 15: 4304-4315
  • Pascual-Roura, N, AV Suarez, K McNyset, C Gómez, P Pons, Y Touyama, AL Wild, F Gascon & AT Peterson. (2006) Niche differentiation and fine-scale projections for Argentine ants based on remotely sensed data. Ecological Applications 16: 1832-1841
  • Tillberg, CV, DP McCarthy, AG Dolezal & AV Suarez. (2006) Measuring the trophic ecology of ants using stable isotopes. Insectes Sociaux 53: 65-69
  • Holway, DA &AV Suarez. (2006) Homogenization of ant communities in mediterranean California: the effect of urbanization and invasion. Biological Conservation 127: 319-326
  • Suarez, AV, P Yeh & TJ Case. (2005) Impacts of Argentine ants on avian nesting success. Insectes Sociaux 52: 378-382
  • Suarez, AV, DA Holway & PS Ward. (2005) The role of opportunity in the unintentional introduction of nonnative ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 102: 17032-17035
  • Suarez, AV & ND Tsutsui. (2004) The value of museum collections for research and society. BioScience 54: 66-74
  • Crooks, KR, AV Suarez, DT Bolger & ME Soulè. (2004) Avian assemblages along a gradient of urbanization in a highly framented landscape. Biological Conservation 115: 451-462
  • Holway, DA & AV Suarez. (2004) Colony-structure variation and interspecific competitive ability in the invasive Argentine ant. Oecologia 138: 216-222
  • Payne CV, CV Tillberg & AV Suarez. (2004) Recognition systems and biological invasions. Annales Zoologici Fennici 41: 843-858
  • Roura-Pascual, N, AV Suarez, Gómez, C, P Pons, Y Touyama, AL Wild & AT Peterson. (2004) Geographical potential of Argentine ants (Linepithema humile Mayr) in the face of global climate change. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 271: 2527-2534
  • Suarez, AV& TJ Case. (2003) The ecological consequences of a fragmentation mediated invasion: the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile in southern California. pp 161-180. Ecological Studies. vol. 162. How landscapes change: Human disturbance and ecosystem disruptions in the Americas. GA Bradshaw & P Marguet (eds.). Springer Verlag, Berlin
  • Tsutsui, ND & AV Suarez. (2003) The colony structure and population biology of invasive ants. Conservation Biology 17: 48-58
  • Tsutsui, ND, AV Suarez & RK Grosberg. (2003) Genetic diversity, asymmetrical aggression, and recognition in a widespread invasive species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 100: 1078-1083
  • Fisher, RN, AV Suarez & TJ Case. (2002) Spatial patterns in the abundance of the coastal horned lizard. Conservation Biology 16: 205-215
  • Holway, DA, AV Suarez & TJ Case. (2002) Role of abiotic factors in governing susceptibility to invasion: a test with Argentine ants. Ecology 86: 1610-1619
  • Holway, DA, L Lach, AV Suarez, ND Tsutsui & TJ Case. (2002) The causes and consequences of ant invasions. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 33: 181-233
  • Suarez, AV & TJ Case. (2002) Bottom-up effects on persistence of a specialist predator: ant invasions and horned lizards. Ecological Applications 12: 291-298
  • Suarez, AV, DA Holway, D Liang, ND Tsutsui & TJ Case. (2002) Spatiotemporal patterns in intraspecific aggression in the invasive Argentine ant. Animal Behaviour 64: 697-708
  • Suarez, AV, M Bendard, ND Tsutsui, TA Blackledge, K Copren, EM Sarnat, AL Wild, WM Getz, PT Starks, K Will, PJ Palsbøll, ME Hauber, C Moritz & AD Richman. (2002) Correspondence: conflicts around a study of Mexican crops. Nature 417: 897
  • Cooks, KR, AV Suarez, DT Bolger & ME Soulè. (2001) Extinction and colonization of birds on habitat islands. Conservation Biology 1: 159-172
  • Suarez, AV, DA Holway & TJ Case. (2001) Patterns of spread in biological invasions dominated by long-distance jump dispersal: insights from Argentine ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 98: 1095-1100
  • Tsutsui, ND AV Suarez, DA Holway & TJ Case. (2001) Relationships among native and introduced populations of the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) and the source of introduced populations. Molecular Ecology 10: 2151-2161
  • Bolger, DT, AV Suarez, KR Crooks, SA Morrison & TJ Case. (2000) Arthropods in urban habitat fragments in southern California: area, age, and edge effects. Ecological Applications 10: 1230-1248
  • Hee, JJ, DA Holway, AV Suarez & TJ Case. (2000) Role of propagule size in the success of incipient colonies of the invasive argentine ant. Conservation Biology 14: 559-563
  • Suarez, AV, JQ Richmond & TJ Case. (2000) Prey selection in horned lizards following the invasion of Argentine ants in southern California. Ecological Applications 10: 711-725
  • Tsutsui, ND, AV Suarez, DA Holway & TJ Case. (2000) Reduced genetic variation and the success of an invasive species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 97: 5948-5953
  • Holway, DA & AV Suarez. (1999) Animal behavior: an essential component of invasion biology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 14: 328-330
  • Suarez, AV, ND Tsutsui, DA Holway & TJ Case. (1999) Behavioral and genetic differentiation between native and introduced populations of the Argentine ant. Biological Invasions 1: 43-53
  • Holway, DA, AV Suarez & TJ Case. (1998) Loss of intraspecific aggression in the success of a widespread invasive social insect. Science 282: 949-952
  • Ippolito, A & AV Suarez. (1998) Flowering phenology and pollination of Cobaea aschersoniana (Polemoniaceae). Biotropica 30: 145-148
  • Suarez, AV, DT Bolger, & TJ Case. (1998) Effects of fragmentation and invasion on native ant communities in coastal southern California. Ecology 79: 2041-2056
  • Suarez, AV, C De Moraes, & A Ippolito. (1998) Defense of Acacia collinsii by obligate and nonobligate ants: the role of encroaching vegetation. Biotropica 30: 480-482
  • Suarez, AV, KS Pfenning, & SK Robinson. (1997) Nesting success of a disturbance-dependent songbird on different kinds of edges. Conservation Biology 11: 928:935