Sabrina Amador-Vargas
Sabrina Amador-Vargas
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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Information transfer in head-on encounters between leaf-cutting ant workers: food, trail condition or orientation cues?
AG Farji-Brener, S Amador-Vargas, F Chinchilla, S Escobar, S Cabrera, ...
Animal Behaviour 79 (2), 343-349, 2010
Blind trust in unblinded observation in ecology, evolution, and behavior
MR Kardish, UG Mueller, S Amador-Vargas, EI Dietrich, R Ma, B Barrett, ...
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3, 51, 2015
Specialization and group size: brain and behavioural correlates of colony size in ants lacking morphological castes
S Amador-Vargas, W Gronenberg, WT Wcislo, U Mueller
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282 (1801), 20142502, 2015
Social life and sanitary risks: evolutionary and current ecological conditions determine waste management in leaf-cutting ants
AG Farji-Brener, L Elizalde, H Fernández-Marín, S Amador-Vargas
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283 (1831), 20160625, 2016
Leaf-folding response of a sensitive plant shows context-dependent behavioral plasticity
S Amador-Vargas, M Dominguez, G León, B Maldonado, J Murillo, ...
Plant Ecology, 2014
Branching angles reflect a trade‐off between reducing trail maintenance costs or travel distances in leaf‐cutting ants
AG Farji-Brener, F Chinchilla, MN Umaña, ME Ocasio-Torres, ...
Ecology 96 (2), 510-517, 2015
Slope orientation enhances the nurse effect of a paramo shrub, Hypericum irazuense (Hypericaceae) in Costa Rica
AG Farji-Brener, FA Chinchilla, A Magrach, V Romero, M Ríos, M Velilla, ...
Journal of tropical ecology 25 (3), 331-335, 2009
Spartan defense in the Thermopylae pass: Strategic defense by aggregations of Pseudomyrmex spinicola (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) on the trunk of Acacia collinsii (Mimosaceae)
S Amador-Vargas
Insectes Sociaux 55 (3), 241-245, 2008
Behavioral responses of acacia ants correlate with age and location on the host plant
S Amador-Vargas
Insectes sociaux 59 (3), 341-350, 2012
Plant killing by mutualistic ants increases the density of host species seedlings in the dry forest of Costa Rica
S Amador-Vargas
Psyche 2012, 2012
Run, robber, run: parasitic acacia ants use speed and evasion to steal food from ant‐defended trees
Physiological Entomology 37 (4), 323-329, 2012
Plasticity in extended phenotypes: how the antlion Myrmeleon crudelis adjusts the pit traps depending on biotic and abiotic conditions
AG Farji-Brener, S Amador-Vargas
Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 66 (1-2), 41-47, 2020
Blind trust in unblinded observation in ecology, evolution, and behavior. Front Ecol Evol 3: 51
MR Kardish, UG Mueller, S Amador-Vargas, EI Dietrich, R Ma, B Barrett, ...
Hierarchy of hypotheses or cascade of predictions? A comment on Heger et al. (2013)
AG Farji-Brener, S Amador-Vargas
AMBIO, 2014
Acacia trees with parasitic ants have fewer and less spacious spines than trees with mutualistic ants
S Amador-Vargas, J Dyer, N Arnold, L Cavanaugh, E Sánchez-Brenes
The Science of Nature 107 (1), 1-5, 2020
True bugs living on ant-defended acacias: evasion strategies and ant species preferences, in Costa Rica and Panama
J Coronado-Rivera, SD Valle, S Amador-Vargas
Revista de Biología Tropical 68 (2), 415-425, 2020
Plant killing by Neotropical acacia ants: ecology, decision‐making, and head morphology
S Amador‐Vargas
Biotropica 51 (5), 692-699, 2019
Ability to reorient is weakly correlated with central-place versus non-central-place foraging in acacia ants
S Amador-Vargas, UG Mueller
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71 (2), 1-13, 2017
Short-term plasticity and variation in acacia ant-rewards under different conditions of ant occupancy and herbivory
F Gijsman, Y González, M Guevara, S Amador-Vargas
The Science of Nature 108 (4), 1-12, 2021
Association patterns of swollen‐thorn acacias with three ant species and other organisms in a dry forest of Panama
S Amador‐Vargas, VS Orribarra, A Portugal‐Loayza, H Fernández‐Marín
Biotropica 53 (2), 560-566, 2021
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