A list of publications including links to pdfs can be found below or on my Google Scholar page.


Lee, C.-C., Y.-M. Weng, , L.-C. Lai, A.V. Suarez, W.-J. Wu, C.-C. Lin, and C.-C. Yang. 2020. Analysis of recent interception records reveals that wood / wood-product trade could lead to a new wave of ant invasion. Journal of Pest Science In Press.

Larson, E.R., B.M. Graham, R. Achury, J.J. Coon, M.K. Daniels, D.K. Gambrell, K.L. Johnson, N. LaRacuente, T.I.N. Perrin-Stowe, E.M. Reed, C.J. Rice, S.A. Ruzi, M.W. Thairu, J.C. Wilson, and A.V. Suarez. 2020. From environmental DNA (eDNA) to citizen science: emerging tools for the early detection in invasive species. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution In Press.

Ye, D., J.C. Gibson, and A.V. Suarez. 2020. Effects of abdominal rotation on jump performance in the ant Gigantiops destructor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Integrative Organismal Biology 2:1-10. doi:10.1093/iob/obz033

Hanisch, P.E., K. Drager, W.H. Yang, P.L. Tubaro, and A.V. Suarez. 2020. Intra- and interspecific variation in trophic ecology of ‘predatory’ ants in the subfamily Ponerinae. Ecological Entomology In Press. doi:10.1111/een.12817

Ngumbi, E.N., L. Hanks, A.V. Suarez, J.G. Millar, and M.R. Berenbaum. 2020. Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in the navel orangeworm Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): Effects of age, sex, and pesticide resistance status. Journal of Chemical Ecology 46:40-47.


Gibson, J.C., A.V. Suarez, D. Qazi, T.J. Benson, S.J. Chiavacci, and L. Merrill. 2019. Prevalence and consequences of ants and other arthropods in active nests of Midwestern birds. Canadian Journal of Zoology 97:696-704. doi:10.1139/cjz-2018-0182

Felden, A., C. Paris, D.G. Chapple, A.V. Suarez, N.D. Tsutsui, P.J. Lester, and M.A.M. Gruber. 2019. Native and introduced Argentine ant populations are characterized by distinct transcriptomic signatures associated with behavior and immunity. NeoBiota 49:105-126.

Tseng, S.-P., J.W. Wetterer, A.V. Suarez, C.-Y. Lee, T. Yoshimura, D. Showmaker, and C.-C. Yang. 2019. Invasion and infection: mitochondrial diversity and Wolbachia selective sweep of a globally distributed invasive ant. Frontiers in Genetics 10:838. doi:10.3389/ fgene.2019.00838

Suhr, E.L., D.J. O’Dowd, A.V. Suarez, P. Cassey, T.A. Wittman, J.V. Ross, and R.C. Cope. 2019. Ant interceptions reveal roles of transport and commodity in identifying biosecurity risk pathways into Australia. NeoBiota 53:1-24. doi:10.3897/neobiota. 53.39463


Wills, B.D., S. Powell, M.D. Rivera, and A.V. Suarez. 2018. Correlates and consequences of worker polymorphism in ants. Annual Review of Entomology 63:575-598.

Gibson, J.C., F.J. Larabee, A. Touchard, J. Orivel, and A.V. Suarez. 2018. Mandible strike kinematics of the trap-jaw ant genus Anochetus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Zoology 306:119-128. doi:10.1111/jzo.12580

Matos-Maravi, P., N.J. Matzke, F.J. Larabee, R.M. Clouse, W.C. Wheeler, D.M. Sorger, A.V. Suarez, and M. Janda. 2018. Trans-Pacific long-distance dispersal and the interplay between abiotic factors and ecology shaped the diversity of Indo-Pacific trap-jaw ants. Molecular Ecology 27:4090-4107. doi:10.1111/mec.14835

Felden, A., C. Paris, D.G. Chapple, J. Haywood, A.V. Suarez, N.D Tsutsui, P.J. Lester, and M.A.M. Gruber. 2018. Behavioral variation and plasticity along an invasive ant introduction pathway. Journal of Animal Ecology 87:1653-1666.

Achury, R., and A.V. Suarez. 2018. Richness and composition of ground-dwelling ants in tropical rainforest and surrounding landscapes in the Colombian inter-Andean valley. Neotropical Entomology 47:731-741. doi:10.1007/s13744-017-0565-4

Smith, A.A., A.V. Suarez, and J. Liebig. 2018. Queen pheromones out of context: a comment on Holman. Behavioral Ecology 29:1212. doi:1-.1093/beheco/ary065 (Invited Commentary).

Larabee, F.J., A.A. Smith, and A.V. Suarez. 2018. Snap-jaw morphology is specialized for high-speed power amplification in the Dracula ant, Mystrium camillae. Royal Society Open Science 5:181447. doi:10.1098/rsos.181447

Hanisch, P.E., A.V. Suarez, P.L. Tubaro, and C.I. Paris. 2018. Co-occurrence patterns in a subtropical ant community revealed by complementary sampling methodologies. Environmental Entomology 47:1402-1412. doi:10.1093/ee/nvy143


Lester, P.J., A. Sebastein, A.V. Suarez, R.F. Barbieri, and M.A.M. Gruber. 2017. Symbiotic bacterial communities in ants are modified by invasion pathway bottlenecks and alter host behavior. Ecology 98:861-874.

 Hu, Y., D.A. Holway, P. Lukasik, L. Chau, A.D. Kay, E.G. LeBrun, K.A. Miller, J.G Sanders, A.V. Suarez, and J.A. Russell. 2017. By their own devices: invasive Argentine ants have shifted diet without clear aid from symbiotic microbes. Molecular Ecology 26:1608-1630.

Gibb, H., 2017. A global database of ant species abundances. Ecology 98:883-884. (Data Paper:

Larabee, F.L., W. Gronenberg, and A.V. Suarez. 2017. Performance, morphology, and neuronal control of spring-loaded mandibles in the trap-jaw ant Myrmoteras (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 220:3062-3071. doi:10.1242/jeb.156513

Hanisch, P.E., P.D. Lavinia, A.V. Suarez, D.A. Lijtmaer, M. Leponce, C.I. Paris, and P.L. Tubaro. 2017. Mind the gap! Integrating taxonomic approaches to assess ant diversity at the southern extreme of the Atlantic Forest. Ecology and Evolution 7:10451-10466. doi:10.1002/ece3.3549.

Suarez, A.V., and T. McGlynn. 2017. The fallacy of open-access publication. Chronicle of Higher Education online Nov. 15, 2017: in print Jan. 15, 2018, page A45.


Smith, A.A., J.G. Millar, L.M. Hanks, and A.V. Suarez. 2016. Comparative analysis of fertility signals and sex-specific cuticular chemical profiles of Odontomachus trap-jaw ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 219:419-430. doi:10.1242/jeb.128850

O’Fallon, S., A.V. Suarez, and A.A. Smith. 2016. A comparative analysis of rapid antennation behavior in four species of Odontomachus trap-jaw ants. Insectes Sociaux 63:265-270. doi:10.1007/s00040-016-0462-6

Holley, J.C., C.M. Moreau, J. Laird, and A.V. Suarez. 2016. Subcaste-specific evolution of head size in the ant genus Pheidole. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118:472-485.

Belcher, A.K., M.R. Berenbaum, and A.V. Suarez. 2016. Urbana house ants 2.0: Revisiting M.R. Smith’s 1926 survey of house-infesting ants in central Illinois after 87 years. American Entomologist 62:182-193. doi:10.1093/ae/tmw041

Larabee, F.J., B.L. Fisher, C.A. Schmidt, P. Matos-Maravi, M. Janda, and A.V. Suarez. 2016. Molecular phylogenetics and diversification of trap-jaw ants in the genera Anochetus and Odontomachus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 103:143-154. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.07.024

Greggor, A.L., O. Berger-Tai, D.T Blumstein, L. Angeloni, C. Bessa-Gomes, B.F. Blackwell, C.C. St Clair, K. Crooks, S. de Silva, E. Fernandez-Juricic, S.Z. Goldenberg, S.L. Mesnick, M. Owen, C.J. Price, D. Saltz, C.J. Schell, A.V. Suarez, R.R. Swaisgood, C.S. Winchell, and W.J. Sutherland. 2016. Research priorities from animal behavior for maximising conservation progress. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31:953-964.


Smith, A.A., J.G. Millar, and A.V. Suarez. 2015. A social insect fertility signal is dependent on chemical context. Biology Letters 11:2014097. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2014.0947 (cover article).

Gotzek, D., H.J. Axen, A.V. Suarez, S. Helms-Cahan, and 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

Larabee, F.J., and A.V. Suarez. 2015. Mandible-powered escape jumps in trap-jaw ants increase survival rates in predatory-prey encounters. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0124871. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124871

Hanisch, P.E., L. Calcaterra, M. LePonce, R. Achury, A.V. Suarez, R.R. Silva, and 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

Wills, B.D., C.D. Chong, S.M. Wilder, M.D. Eubanks, D.A. Holway, and A.V. Suarez. 2015. Effects of nutrition on investment in worker number, size, and condition in a polymorphic social insect. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132440.

Smith, C.R., S. Helms Cahan, C. Kemena, S.G. Brady, W. Yang, E. Bornberg-Bauer, T. Eriksson, J. Gadau, M. Helmpkampf, D. Gotzek, M.O. Miyakawa, A.V. Suarez, and 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 (cover article).


Smith, A.A., W. Vanderpool, J.G. Millar, L.M. Hanks, and A.V. Suarez. 2014. Conserved male-specific cuticular hydrocarbon patterns in the trap-jaw ant Odontomachus brunneus. Chemoecology 24:29-34.

Tillberg, C.V., B. Edmonds, A. Freauff, P. Hanisch, C. Paris, C.R. Smith, N.D. Tsutsui, B.D. Wills, S.E. Wittman, and A.V. Suarez. 2014. Foraging and nesting ecology of Dinoponera australis. Biotropica 46:229-237. (cover article)

Larabee, F.J., and A.V. Suarez. 2014. The evolution and functional morphology of trap-jaw ants. Myrmecological News 20:25-36.

Scholes, D.R., A.V. Suarez, A.A. Smith, J.S. Johnston, and K.N. Paige. 2014. Patterns of endopolyploidy and organ function in the giant ant Dinoponera australis. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 37:113-126.

Wills, B.D., C.S. Moreau, B.D. Wray, B.D. Hoffmann, and A.V. 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.


Wilder, S.M., T.R. Barnum, D.A. Holway, A.V. Suarez, and M.D. Eubanks. 2013. Introduced fire ants can exclude native ants from critical mutualist-provided resources. Oecologia 172:197-205.

Scholes, D.R., A.V. Suarez, and K.N. Paige. 2013. Can endopolyploidy explain size variation within and between castes in ants? Ecology and Evolution 3:2128-2137. doi:10.1002/ece3.623

Smith, A.A., J.G. Millar, L. Hanks, and A.V. 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.


Huang, D., R. Zhang, K.C. Kim, and A.V. Suarez. 2012. Spatial Pattern and determinants of the first detection locations of invasive alien species in mainland China. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31734. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031734

Berg-Binder, M.C. and A.V. Suarez. 2012. Testing the directed dispersal hypothesis: are native ant mounds (Formica sp.) favorable microhabitats for an invasive plant? Oecologia 169:763-772.

Phillips, B.L., and A.V. Suarez. 2012. The role of behavioural variation in the invasion of new areas. in Behavioural responses to a changing world: mechanisms and consequences. U. Canolin and B.M. Wong, Eds. Chapter14, Pages 190-200. Oxford University Press.

Suarez, A.V., and E.L. Suhr. 2012. Ecological and evolutionary perspectives on “supercolonies”: a commentary on Moffett. Behavioral Ecology 23:937-938.

Smith, A.A., J.G. Millar, L.M. Hanks, and A.V. Suarez. 2012. Experimental evidence that workers recognize reproductives through cuticular hydrocarbons in the ant Odontomachus brunneus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:1267-1276.


Roura-Pascual, N., et al. 2011. The 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  108:220-225.

Smith, C.D., et al.  2011. The draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA  108:5673-5678.

Sanders, N.J. and A.V. Suarez. 2011. Elton’s insights into the ecology of ant invasions: lessons learned and lessons still to be learned. in Fifty years of invasion ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton. D.M. Richardson, Ed. Chapter 18, Pages 239-251. Wiley-Blackwell.

Wilder, S.M., D.A. Holway, A.V. Suarez, and M.D. Eubanks. 2011. Carbohydrate-Limited Growth in a Carnivorous Arthropod. Ecology  92:325-332.

Smith, C.R., A.V. Suarez, N.D. Tsutsui, S.E. Wittman, B. Edmonds, A. Freauff, and C.V. Tillberg. 2011. Nutritional asymmetries are related to division of labor in a queenless ant. PLoS ONE 6(8): e24011. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024011

Wilder, S.M., D.A. Holway, A.V. Suarez, E. G. LeBrun and M.D. Eubanks. 2011. Intercontinental differences in resource use reveal the importance of mutualisms in fire ant invasions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA  108:20639-20644.


Suarez, A.V., T. McGlynn, and N.D. Tsutsui. 2010. Biogeographic patterns of the origins and spread of introduced ants. in Ant Ecology. Lach, L., Parr, K., and Abbot, K. eds. Chapter 13. Pages 233-244. Oxford University Press.

Suarez, A.V. and J. Spagna. 2010. Trap jaw ants. in Ant Ecology. Lach, L., Parr, K., and Abbot, K. eds. Box 12.1 in Chapter 12. Pages 216-217. Oxford University Press.

Smith, C.R., and A.V. Suarez. 2010. The trophic ecology of castes in Pogonomyrmex badius colonies. Functional Ecology 24:122-130.

Johnson, S.R., J.A. Copello, M.S. Evans, and A.V. Suarez. 2010. A biochemical characterization of the major peptides from the venom of the giant Neotropical hunting ant Dinoponera australis. Toxicon  55:702-710.

Wilder, S.M., A.V. Suarez, and M.D. Eubanks. 2010. The use of simulation modeling to evaluate the mechanisms responsible for the nutritional benefits of food-for-protection mutualisms. Ecological Modelling  221:1505-1511.

Menke, S.B., A.V. Suarez, C.V. Tillberg, C.T. Chou, and D.A. Holway. 2010. Trophic ecology of the invasive Argentine ant: spatio-temporal variation in resource assimilation and isotopic enrichment. Oecologia  164:763-771.

Lach, L., C.V. Tillberg, and A.V. Suarez. 2010. Contrasting effects of an invasive ant on a native and invasive plant. Biological Invasions 12:3123-3133.

Weiser, M. et al. 2010. Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships. Biology Letters  6:769-772.


Spagna, J.C, A. Schelkopf, T. Carillo, and A.V. Suarez. 2009. Evidence of behavioral co-option from context-dependant variation in mandible use in trap-jaw ants. Naturwissenschaften 96:243-250.

Dunn, R.R. et al. 2009. Climatic drivers of hemispheric asymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness.  Ecology Letters 12:324-333.

Suarez, A.V.  2009. Science for parks / parks for science: Conservation based research in national parks.  Park Science  26:1-7.

Pitt, J.P.W., S.P. Worner, and A.V. Suarez. 2009. Predicting Argentine ant spread over the heterogeneous landscape using a spatially-explicit stochastic model. Ecological Applications  19:1176-1186.

Scholes, D.R., and A.V. 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.

Wetterer, J.K., A.L. Wild, A.V. Suarez, N. Roura-Pascual, and X. Espadaler. 2009. Worldwide spread of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 12:187-194.

Cokendolpher, J.C., J.R. Reddell, S.J. Taylor, J.K. Krejca, A.V. Suarez and C.E. Pekins. 2009. Further ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from caves of Texas. Texas Memorial Museum Speleological Monographs  7:151-168.


Suarez, A.V., and N.D. Tsutsui. 2008. The evolutionary consequences of biological invasions. Molecular Ecology 17:351-360.

Steiner, F.M., B.C. Schlick-Steiner, J.J. VanDerWal, K.D. Reuther, E. Christian, C. Stauffer, A.V. Suarez, S.E. Williams and R.H. Crozier. 2008. Combined modeling of distribution and niche in invasion biology: a case study of two invasive Tetramorium ant species. Diversity and Distributions  14:538-545.

Tsutsui, N.D., A.V. Suarez, J.C. Spagna, and J.S. Johnston. 2008. The evolution of genome size in ants. BMC Evolutionary Biology  8:64.  (doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-64)

Suarez, A.V., D.A. Holway, and N.D. Tsutsui. 2008. Genetics and behavior of a colonizing species: the invasive Argentine ant. The American Naturalist 172(supp):72-84

Spagna, J.C., A.I. Vakis, S.N. Patek, X. Zhang, and A.V. Suarez. 2008. Multifunctionality, scaling, and the generation of extreme forces in trap-jaw ants. Journal of Experimental Biology  211:2358-2368.

Roura-Pascual, N., and A.V. Suarez. 2008. The utility of species distribution models to predict the spread of invasive ants and to anticipate changes in their ranges in the face of global climate change. Myrmecological News  11:67-77.

Smith, C.R., K.E. Andersen, C.V. Tillberg, J. Gadau, and A.V. Suarez. 2008. Caste determination in a polymorphic social insect: nutritional, social and genetic factors. The American Naturalist  172: 497-507.

Bolger, D.T, K.H. Beard, A.V. Suarez and T.J. Case. 2008. Increased abundance of native and non-native spiders with habitat fragmentation. Diversity and Distributions  14:655-665.

Smith, C.R., A.L. Toth, A.V. Suarez and G.E. Robinson. 2008. Genetic and genomic analyses of division of labor in insect societies. Nature Review Genetics  9:735-748.


LeBrun, E.G., C.V. Tillberg, A.V. Suarez, P. Folgarait, C.R. Smith, and D.A. Holway. 2007. An experimental study of competitive interactions between red imported fire ants and Argentine ants in a region of native-range sympatry. Ecology. 88:63-75. (cover article)

Thomas, M.L., C.M. Payne, A.V. Suarez, N.D. Tsutsui, and D.A. Holway. 2007. Contact between supercolonies elevates aggression in Argentine ants. Insectes Sociaux 54:225-233.

Smith, C.R., C. Schoenick, K.E. Anderson, J. Gadau, and A.V. 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, R.R. et al. 2007. Global ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) biodiversity and biogeography – a new database and its possibilities. Myrmecological News 10:77-83.

Tillberg, C.V., D.A. Holway, E.G. LeBrun, and A.V. 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.


Holway, D.A., and A.V. Suarez. 2006. Homogenization of ant communities in Mediterranean California: the effects of urbanization and invasion. Biological Conservation 127:319-326.

Tillberg, C.V., D.P. McCarthy, A.G. Dolezal, and A.V. Suarez. 2006. Measuring the trophic ecology of ants using stable isotopes. Insectes Sociaux. 53:65-69.

Crooks, J. and A.V. Suarez. 2006. Hyperconnectivity and the global breakdown of natural barriers to dispersal. in Connectivity Conservation: Maintaining Connections for Nature. K.R. Crooks and M.A. Sanjayan eds. Chapter 18, Pages 451-478. Cambridge University Press.

Roura-Pascual, N., A.V. Suarez, C. Gómez, P. Pons, Y. Touyama, A.L. Wild, K. McNyset, F. Gascon, and A. Townsend Peterson. 2006. Niche differentiation and fine scale regional projections for Argentine ants based on remotely-sensed data. Ecological Applications 16:1832-1841.

Thomas, M.L., C.M. Payne, A.V. Suarez, N.D. Tsutsui, and D.A. Holway. 2006. When supercolonies collide: territorial aggression in an invasive unicolonial social insect. Molecular Ecology 15: 4304-4315.

Patek, S.N., J.E. Baio, B.L. Fisher and A.V. Suarez. 2006. Multifunctionality and mechanical origins: ballistic jaw propulsion in trap-jaw ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 103:12787-12792.

The Honybee Genome Sequencing Consortium. 2006. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nature 443:931-949.

Whitfied, C.W., S.K. Behura, S.H. Berlocher, A.G. Clark, J.S. Johnston, W.S. Sheppard, D.R. Smith, A.V. Suarez, D.Weaver, and  N.D. Tsutsui. 2006. Thrice out of Africa: Ancient and recent expansions of the honey bee Apis mellifera. Science 314:642-645.


Suarez, A.V., D.A. Holway, and P.S. Ward. 2005. The role of opportunity in the unintentional introduction of invasive ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA  102:17032-17035. (cover article)

Suarez, A.V., P. Yeh, and T.J. Case. 2005. Impacts of Argentine ants on avian nesting success. Insectes Sociaux. 52: 378-383.


Crooks, K.R., A.V. Suarez, and D.T. Bolger. 2004. Avian assemblages along a gradient of urbanization in a highly fragmented landscape. Biological Conservation 115:451-462.

Holway, D.A. and A.V. Suarez. 2004. Colony structure variation and interspecific competitive ability in the invasive Argentine ant. Oecologia 138:216-222.

Suarez, A.V. and N.D. Tsutsui. 2004. The value of museum collections to research and society. Bioscience 54:66-74.

Payne, C.M., C.V. Tillberg, and A.V. Suarez. 2004. Recognition systems and biological invasions. Annales Zoologici Fennici 41:843-858.

Roura-Pascual, N., A.V. Suarez, C. Gómez, P. Pons, Y. Touyama, A.L. Wild, and A. Townsend Peterson. 2004. Geographic 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.


Tsutsui, N.D., A.V. Suarez, and R.K. Grosberg. 2003. Genetic diversity, assymetrical aggression, and cooperation in a widespread invasive species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA  100:1078-1083.

Tsutsui, N.D. and A.V. Suarez. 2003. The colony structure and population biology of invasive ants.  Conservation Biology 17:48-58.

Suarez, A.V. and T.J. Case.  2003. The ecological consequences of a fragmentation mediated invasion: The Argentine Ant, Linepithema humile, in southern California. in How landscapes change: Human disturbance and ecosystem disruptions in the Americas. G.A. Bradshaw and P. Marquet eds. Ecological Studies, Vol. 162. Pages 161-180. Springer-Verlag. Berlin.


Suarez, A.V. and T.J. Case. 2002. Bottom-up effects on the persistence of a specialist predator: ant invasions and coastal horned lizards. Ecological Applications 12:291-298.

Fisher, R.N., A.V. Suarez and T.J. Case. 2002. Spatial patterns in the abundance of the coastal horned lizard. Conservation Biology 16:205-215.

Holway, D.A., A.V. Suarez and T.J. Case. 2002. The role of abiotic factors in governing susceptibility to invasion: a test with a widespread invasive social insect. Ecology 83:1610-1619.

Holway, D.A, L. Lach, A.V. Suarez, N.D. Tsutsui and T.J. Case. 2002. The ecological causes and consequences of ant invasions. Annual Review Of Ecology and Systematics  33:181-233.

Suarez, A.V., D.A. Holway, D. Liang, N.D. Tsutsui and T.J. Case. 2002. Spatio-temporal patterns in intraspecific aggression in the invasive Argentine ant. Animal Behavior 64:697-708.

Suarez, A.V., M. Benard, N.D. Tsutsui, T.A. Blackledge, K. Copren, E.M. Sarnat, A.L. Wild, W.M. Getz, P.T. Starks, K. Will, P.J. Palsbøll, M.E. Hauber, C. Moritz, and A.D. Richman. 2002. Correspondence: Conflicts around a study of Mexican crops.  Nature 417:897.


Suarez, A.V., D.A. Holway and T.J. Case. 2001. Patterns of spread in biological invasions dominated by jump dispersal: insights from Argentine ants.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA  98:1095-1100.

Crooks, K.R., A.V. Suarez, D.T. Bolger and M.E. Soulé. 2001. Extinction and colonization dynamics of birds on habitat islands.  Conservation Biology 15:159-172.

Tsutsui, N.D., A.V. Suarez, D.A. Holway and T.J. Case. 2001. Relationship among native and introduced populations of the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) and the source of introduced populations.  Molecular Ecology 10:2151-2161.


Hee, J.J., D.A. Holway, A.V. Suarez and T.J. Case. 2000. Role of propagule size in the success of incipient colonies of the invasive Argentine ant. Conservation Biology  14: 559-563.

Tsutsui, N.D., A.V. Suarez, D.A. Holway and T.J. Case. 2000. Reduced genetic variation and the success of an invasive species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 97:5948-5953.

Suarez, A.V., J.Q. Richmond and T.J. Case. 2000. Prey selection in horned lizards following the invasion of Argentine ants in southern California. Ecological Applications  10:711-725.

Bolger, D.T., A.V. Suarez, K.R. Crooks, S.A. Morrison and T.J. Case. 2000. Arthropods in urban habitat fragments in southern California: area, age and edge effects. Ecological Applications 10:1230-1248.


Holway, D.A. and A.V. Suarez. 1999. Animal behavior: an essential component of invasion biology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 14: 328-330.

Suarez, A.V., N.D. Tsutsui, D.A. Holway and T.J. Case. 1999. Behavioral and genetic differentiation between native and introduced populations of the Argentine ant. Biological Invasions 1: 43-53.


Ippolito, A and A.V. Suarez. 1998. The flowering and pollination ecology of Cobaea aschersoniana Brand (Polemoniaceae). Biotropica 30: 145-148.

Suarez, A.V., C. De Moraes and A. Ippolito. 1998. Defense of Acacia collinsii by obligate and non-obligate ants: the role of encroaching vegetation. Biotropica 30: 480-482.

Suarez, A.V., D.T. Bolger and T.J. Case. 1998. Effects of fragmentation and invasion on native ant communities in coastal southern California. Ecology 79: 2041-2056.

Holway, D.A., A.V. Suarez and T.J. Case. 1998. Loss of intraspecific aggression underlies the success of a widespread invasive social insect. Science 282: 949-952.


Suarez, A.V., K.S. Pfennig and S.K. Robinson. 1997. Nesting success of a disturbance-dependent songbird on different kinds of edges. Conservation Biology 11: 928-935.