72) Bujan, J., S. P. Yanoviak, and M. E. Kaspari. 2016. Desiccation resistance in tropical insects: causes and mechanisms underlying variability in a Panama ant community. Ecology and Evolution in press. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2355.

71) Adams, B. J., S. A. Schnitzer, and S. P. Yanoviak. 2016. Trees as islands: canopy ant species richness increases with the size of liana-free trees in a Neotropical forest. Ecography in press.

70) Yanoviak, S. P., C. Silveri, A. Y. Stark, J. T. Van Stan, and D. F. Levia. 2016. Surface roughness affects the running speed of tropical canopy ants. Biotropica in press.

69) Gora, E. M., N. Gripshover, and S. P. Yanoviak. 2016. Orientation at the water surface by the carpenter ant Camponotus pennsylvanicus (De Geer, 1773) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 23: 33-39.

68) Kaspari, M., N. A. Clay, J. A. Lucas, S. Revzen, A. D. Kay, and S. P. Yanoviak. 2016. Thermal adaptation and phosphorus shape thermal performance in an assemblage of rainforest ants. Ecology in press. doi: 10.1890/15-1225.1

67) Yanoviak, S. P., Y. Munk and R. Dudley. 2015. Arachnid aloft: directed aerial descent in Neotropical canopy spiders. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 20150534. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0534 pdf

66) Yanoviak, S. P., E. Gora, J. Fredley, P. M. Bitzer, R.-M. Muzika, and W. P. Carson. 2015. Direct effects of lightning in temperate forests: a review and preliminary survey in a hemlock-hardwood forest of the northern United States. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45: 1258-1268. doi: 10.1139/cjfr-2015-0081 pdf

65) Yanoviak, S. P. 2015. Effects of lianas on canopy arthropod community structure. Pp. 345-361 in S. A. Schnitzer, F. Bongers, R. J. Burnham, and F. E. Putz (eds.) Ecology of lianas. John Wiley & Sons, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118392409.ch24 pdf

64) Gora, E. and S. P. Yanoviak. 2015. Electrical properties of temperate forest trees: a review and quantitative comparison with vines. Canadian Journal of Forest Research doi: 10.1139/cjfr-2014-0380 pdf

63) Munk, Y., S. P. Yanoviak, M. A. R. Koehl , and R. Dudley. 2015. The descent of ant: field-measured trajectories of gliding ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 1393-1401. doi:10.1242/jeb.106914 pdf

62) Verble-Pearson, R. M., M. E. Gifford, and S. P. Yanoviak. 2015. Variation in thermal tolerance of North American ants. Journal of Thermal Biology 48: 65-68. doi: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2014.12.006 pdf

61) Barker, H. S., J. W. Snyder, A. B. Hicks, S. P. Yanoviak, P. Southern, B. K. Dhakal, G. R. Ghimire, and M. R. Couturier. 2014. First case reports of Ignatzschineria (Schineria) indica associated with myiasis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 52: 4432-4434. pdf

60) Clay, N. A., S. P. Yanoviak, and M. Kaspari. 2014. Short-term sodium inputs attract microbi-detritivores and their predators. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 75: 248-253. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.04.021.

59) Kaspari, M., N. Clay, J. Lucas, S. P. Yanoviak, and A. Kay. 2014. Thermal adaptation generates a diversity of thermal limits in a rainforest ant community. Global Change Biology 21: 1092-1102. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12750 pdf

58) Yanoviak, S. P. and D. N. Frederick. 2014. Water surface locomotion in tropical canopy ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 2163-2170. pdf

57) Verble-Pearson, R. M. and S. P. Yanoviak. 2014. Effects of fire intensity on litter arthropod communities in Ozark oak forests, Arkansas, U.S.A. American Midland Naturalist 172: 14-24. pdf

56) Kaspari, M., N. A. Clay, D. Donoso, and S. P. Yanoviak. 2014. Sodium fertilization increases termites and enhances decomposition in an Amazonian forest. Ecology 95: 795-800. pdf

55) Yanoviak, S. P. 2013. Shock value: are lianas natural lightning rods? Pages 147-153 in: M. Lowman, S. Devy, and T. Ganesh (eds.). Treetops at risk: challenges of global forest canopies. Springer, New York. pdf

54) Yanoviak, S. P. and S. A. Schnitzer. 2013. Functional roles of lianas for forest canopy animals. Pages 209-214 in: M. Lowman, S. Devy, and T. Ganesh (eds.). Treetops at risk: challenges of global forest canopies. Springer, New York. pdf

53) Verble, R. M. and S. P. Yanoviak. 2013. Short-term effects of prescribed burning on ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) assemblages in Ozark forests. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106: 198‑203. pdf

52) Dáttilo, W., J. C. F. Falcão, S. P. Yanoviak, G. Poinar, Jr., and T. J. Izzo. 2013. The geographic distribution of parasite induced fruit mimicry in Cephalotes atratus (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Journal of Parasitology 99: 155-157. pdf

51) Yanoviak, S. P., C. Silveri, C. A. Hamm, and M. Solis. 2012. Stem characteristics and ant body size in a Costa Rican rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 28: 199-204. pdf

50) Dudley, R., M. Kaspari and S. P. Yanoviak. 2012. Lust for salt in the western Amazon. Biotropica 44: 6-9. pdf

49) Verble, R. M., A. D. Meyer, M. G. Kleve, and S. P. Yanoviak. 2012. Exoskeletal thinning in Cephalotes atratus ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) parasitized by Myrmeconema neotropicum (Nematoda: Tetradonematidae). Journal of Parasitology 98: 226-228. pdf

48) Yanoviak, S. P., Y. Munk and R. Dudley. 2011. Evolution and ecology of directed aerial descent in arboreal ants. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51: 944-956. pdf

47) Dudley, R. and S. P. Yanoviak. 2011. Animal aloft: the origins of aerial behavior and flight. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51: 926-936. pdf

46) Yanoviak, S. P., S. M. Berghoff, K. E. Linsenmair, and G. Zotz. 2011. Effects of an epiphytic orchid on arboreal ant community structure in Panama. Biotropica 43: 731-737. pdf

45) Shik, J. Z., M. Kaspari, and S. P. Yanoviak. 2011. Preliminary assessment of metabolic costs of the nematode Myrmeconema neotropicum on its host, the tropical ant Cephalotes atratus. Journal of Parasitology 97: 958-959. pdf

44) Yanoviak, S. P., Y. Munk, M. Kaspari, and R. Dudley. 2010. Aerial maneuverability in wingless gliding ants (Cephalotes atratus). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 277: 2199-2204. pdf

43) Weiser, M. D., N. J. Sanders, D. Agosti, et al. 2010. Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships. Biology Letters 6: 769-772. pdf

42) Yanoviak, S. P. 2010. “Berry” ants: an eye-popping symbiosis from the rainforest canopy. Pages 98-99 in: L. Lach, C. L. Parr, and K. Abbott (eds.). Ant ecology. Oxford University Press, Oxford. pdf

41) Yanoviak, S. P. 2010. The directed aerial descent of arboreal ants. Pages 223-224 in: L. Lach, C. L. Parr, and K. Abbott (eds.). Ant ecology. Oxford University Press, Oxford. pdf

40) Clay, N. A., M. Bauer, M. Solis, and S. P. Yanoviak. 2010. Arboreal substrates influence foraging in tropical ants. Ecological Entomology 35: 417-423. pdf

39) Kaspari, M., and S. P. Yanoviak. 2009. Biogeochemistry and the structure of tropical brown food webs. Ecology 90: 3342-3351. pdf

38) Kaspari, M., S. P. Yanoviak, R. Dudley, M. Yuan, and N. Clay. 2009. Sodium shortage as a constraint on the carbon cycle in an inland tropical rainforest. PNAS 106: 19405-19409. pdf

37) Yanoviak, S. P., M. Kaspari, and R. Dudley. 2009. Gliding hexapods and the origins of insect aerial behaviour. Biology Letters 5: 510-512. pdf

36) Bradley, T. J., A. D. Briscoe, S. G. Brady, et al. 2009. Episodes in insect evolution. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: 590-606. pdf

35) Kaspari, M., S. P. Yanoviak, and R. Dudley. 2008. On the biogeography of salt limitation: a study of ant communities. PNAS 105: 17848-17851. pdf

34) Kaspari, M., and S. P. Yanoviak. 2008. Biogeography of litter depth in tropical forests: evaluating the phosphorus growth rate hypothesis. Functional Ecology 22: 919-923. pdf

33) Yanoviak, S. P., M. Kaspari, R. Dudley, and G. Poinar, Jr. 2008. Parasite-induced fruit mimicry in a tropical canopy ant. The American Naturalist 171: 536-544. pdf

32) Poinar, G., Jr. and S. P. Yanoviak. 2008. Myrmeconema neotropicum n. g., n. sp., a new tetradonematid nematode parasitising South American populations of Cephalotes atratus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with the discovery of an apparent parasite-induced host morph. Systematic Parasitology 69: 145-153. pdf

31) Yanoviak, S. P., B. L. Fisher, and A. Alonso. 2008. Directed aerial descent behavior in African canopy ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 21: 164-171. pdf

30) Mirabello, L., J. H. Vineis, S. P. Yanoviak, V. M. Scarpassa, M. M. Povoa, N. Padilla, J. P. Grieco, and J. E. Conn. 2008. Microsatellite data suggest significant population structure and differentiation within the malaria vector Anopheles darlingi in Central and South America. BMC Ecology 8:3. pdf

29) Yanoviak, S. P., B. L. Fisher, and A. Alonso. 2007. Arboreal ant diversity (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a central African forest. African Journal of Ecology 46: 60-66. pdf

28) Dudley, R., G. Byrnes, S. P. Yanoviak, B. Borrell, R. Brown, and J. McGuire. 2007. Gliding and the functional origins of flight: biomechanical novelty or necessity? Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 38: 179-201. pdf

27) Yanoviak, S. P., N. M. Nadkarni, and R. Solano J. 2007. Arthropod assemblages in epiphyte mats of Costa Rican cloud forests. Biotropica 36: 202-210. pdf

26) Ramirez, J. E., S. P. Yanoviak, L. P. Lounibos, and S. C. Weaver. 2007. Distribucion vertical de Haemagogus janthinomys (Dyar) (Diptera: Culicidae) en bosques de la Amazonia Peruana. Revista peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica 24: 40-45. pdf

25) Willig, M. R., S. J. Presley, C. P. Bloch, C. L. Hice, S. P. Yanoviak, M. M. Diaz, L. A. Chauca, V. Pacheco, and S. C. Weaver. 2007. Phyllostomid bats of lowland Amazonia: effects of habitat alteration on abundance. Biotropica 39: 737-746. pdf

24) Yanoviak, S. P. and R. Dudley. 2006. The role of visual cues in directed aerial descent of Cephalotes atratus workers (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 1777-1783. pdf

23) Yanoviak, S. P., L. P. Lounibos, and S. C. Weaver. 2006. Land use affects macroinvertebrate community composition in phytotelmata in the Peruvian Amazon. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99: 1172-1181. pdf

22) Yanoviak, S. P., J. E. Ramirez P., L. P. Lounibos, and S. C. Weaver. 2006. Deforestation alters phytotelm habitat availability and mosquito production in the Peruvian Amazon. Ecological Applications 16: 1854-1864. pdf

21) Yanoviak, S. P., R. Dudley and M. Kaspari. 2005. Directed aerial descent in canopy ants. Nature 433: 624-626. pdf

20) Yanoviak, S. P., P. V. Aguilar, L. P. Lounibos, and S. C. Weaver. 2005. Transmission of a Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) complex alphavirus by Culex (Melanoconion) gnomatos (Diptera: Culicidae) in northeastern Peru. Journal of Medical Entomology 42: 404-408. pdf

19) Yanoviak, S. P. and O. M. Fincke. 2005. Sampling methods for water-filled tree holes and their analogs. In: S. Leather (ed.). Insect sampling in forest ecosystems. Blackwell Science, London, pp. 168-185. pdf

18) Alto, B. W., S. P. Yanoviak, L. P. Lounibos, and B. G. Drake. 2005. Effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on water chemistry and mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) growth under competitive conditions in container habitats. Florida Entomologist 88: 372-382. pdf

17) Schonberg, L., J. T. Longino, N. M. Nadkarni, S. P. Yanoviak, and J. C. Gering. 2004. Arboreal ant species richness in primary forest, secondary forest, and pasture habitats of a tropical montane landscape. Biotropica 36: 402-409. pdf

16) Aguilar, P., I. Greene, L. Coffey, et al. 2004. Endemic Venezuelan equine encephalitis in northern Peru. Emerging Infectious Diseases 10: 880-888. pdf

15) Yanoviak, S. P., H. Walker, and N. M. Nadkarni. 2004. Arthropod assemblages in vegetative vs. humic portions of epiphyte mats in a neotropical cloud forest. Pedobiologia 48: 51-58. pdf

14) Yanoviak, S. P., G. Kragh and N. M. Nadkarni. 2003. Spider assemblages in Costa Rican cloud forests: effects of forest level and forest age. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 38: 145-154. pdf

13) Yanoviak, S. P., N. M. Nadkarni and J. C. Gering. 2003. Arthropods in epiphytes: a diversity component that is not effectively sampled by canopy fogging.  Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 731-741. pdf

12) Yanoviak, S. P. 2001. The macrofauna of water-filled tree holes on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Biotropica 33: 110-120. pdf

11) Yanoviak, S. P. 2001. Predation, resource availability, and community structure in Neotropical water-filled tree holes. Oecologia 126: 125-133. pdf

10) Yanoviak, S. P. 2001. Container color and location affect macroinvertebrate community structure in artificial treeholes in Panama.  Florida Entomologist 84: 265-271. pdf

09) Kaspari, M. E. and S. P. Yanoviak. 2001. Bait use in tropical litter and canopy ants–evidence of differences in nutrient limitation. Biotropica 33: 207-211. pdf

08) Yanoviak, S. P. and M. E. Kaspari. 2000. Community structure and the habitat templet: ant assemblages in the tropical forest canopy and litter. Oikos 89: 259-266. pdf

07) Yanoviak, S. P. 1999. Effects of Mecistogaster spp. (Odonata: Pseudostigmatidae) and Culex mollis (Diptera: Culicidae) on litter decomposition in neotropical treehole microcosms. Florida Entomologist 82: 462-468. pdf

06) Yanoviak, S. P. 1999. Effects of leaf litter species on macroinvertebrate community properties and mosquito yield in Neotropical tree holes. Oecologia 120: 147-155. pdf

05) Yanoviak, S. P. 1999. Distribution and abundance of Microvelia cavicola Polhemus (Heteroptera: Veliidae) on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 107: 38-45. pdf

04) Yanoviak, S. P. 1999. Community structure in water-filled tree holes of Panama: effects of hole height and size. Selbyana 20: 106-115. pdf

03) Fincke, O. M., S. P. Yanoviak and R. Hanschu. 1997. Predation by odonates depresses mosquito abundance in water-filled tree holes in Panama. Oecologia 112: 244-253. pdf

02) Yanoviak, S. P. and W. P. McCafferty. 1996. Comparison of macroinvertebrate assemblages inhabiting pristine streams in the Huron Mountains of Michigan, USA. Hydrobiologia 330: 195-211. pdf

01) Yanoviak, S. P. and W. P. McCafferty. 1995. Stream size and the distribution of selected Ephemeroptera. Pages 225-236 in: Corkum, L. D. and J. H. Ciborowski (eds.). Current directions in research on Ephemeroptera. Canadian Scholars’ Press, Toronto. pdf



Lounibos, L. P. and S. P. Yanoviak. 2014. Palm phytotelmata. The Palmateer 34: 7-12.

Yanoviak, S. P. 2005. (popular article) Gliding ants in tropical forests. What’s Up? Newsletter of the International Canopy Network 11(2): 1-3.

Yanoviak, S. P. 2001. (book review) Kitching, R. L.: Food Webs and Container Habitats: The Natural History and Ecology of Phytotelmata. Plant Systematics and Evolution 227: 251-254.

Yanoviak, S. P. and N. M. Nadkarni. 2001. (project summary) Arthropod diversity in epiphytic bryophytes of a Neotropical cloud forest.  Pages 416-419 in: Tropical ecosystems: structure, diversity and human welfare. Proceedings of the International Conference on Tropical Ecosystems. Oxford-IBH, New Delhi.

Yanoviak, S. P. 1999. (popular article) Investigating arthropods associated with tropical cloud forest epiphytes. What’s Up? Newsletter of the International Canopy Network 6(1): 4.

Fincke, O. M. and S. P. Yanoviak. 1996. (conference abstract) Consequences of obligate killing on the population dynamics of odonates and their mosquito prey in tropical tree holes. Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Entomology, Firenze, Italy. p. 337.

Yanoviak, S. P. and G. W. Folkerts. 1991. (conference abstract)  Sarcophagid flies associated with pitcher plants (Sarracenia spp.) in the central Gulf Region. J. Alabama Acad. Sci. 62: 80.

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