Ants Research Laboratory

Our published papers


Devegili, A. M., Farji-Brener, A. G. 2021. Association of flower color with pollen reward may explain increased bumblebee visitation to the Scotch broom yellow morph. Plant Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-021-01181-xPDF 

Devegili, A. M., Lescano, M. N., Gianoli, E., & Farji-Brener, A. G. 2021. Evidence of indirect biotic resistance: native ants decrease invasive plant fitness by enhancing aphid infestation. Oecologia, 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-021-04874-2PDF 


  •              – Artículo destacado como “Highlighted student research”

                 – Portada de la edición de Julio de Oecologia

  • Farji-Brener, A. G. 2021. ¿Cómo surgen las ideas? Algunas sugerencias para estimular la generación de proyectos originales en ecología”. Ecología Austral: 31:216-224

  • Ortiz, D. P., Elizalde, L., & Pirk, G. I. 2021. Role of ants as dispersers of native and exotic seeds in an understudied dryland. Ecological Entomology: 46(3), 626-636.

  • 2020

  • Elizalde L., Arbetman M., Arnan X., Eggleton P., Leal I., Lescano N., Saez A., Werenkraut V. & Pirk G. (2020). The ecosystem services provided by social insects: traits, management tools and knowledge gaps. Biological Reviews 95: 1418-1441.
  • Pirk G., Elizalde L., Lescano N. & Werenkraut V. 2020. Essential but invisible: Non-apparent but widespread ant nests favour soil nutrients and plant growth in semi-arid areas. Ecological Entomology 45: 1408-1417.
  • Pereyra, M., & Farji-Brener, A. G. 2020. Traffic restrictions for heavy vehicles: Leaf-cutting ants avoid extra-large loads when the foraging flow is high. Behavioural Processes 170, 104014. DOI:
  • Alejandro G. Farji-Brener. 2020. ¿18 años no es nada? Una nueva revisión del uso correcto, parcial e incorrecto de los términos “hipótesis” y “predicciones” en ecología. Ecología Austral: 30: 393-400
  • Devegili, A. M., & Chalcoff, V. R. 2020. Nectar shortage caused by aphids may reduce seed output via pollination interference. Oecologia, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-020-04712-x PDF
  • – Artículo destacado como “Highlighted student research”
  • Devegili, A. M., Lescano, M. N., Gianoli, E. & Farji-BrenerA.G. 2020. Defence variation within a guild of aphid-tending ants explains aphid population growth. Ecological Entomology, in press.  DOI: 10.1111/een.12904PDF
  • Farji-Brener, A. G., & Amador-Vargas, S. 2020. Plasticity in extended phenotypes: how the antlion Myrmeleon crudelis adjusts the pit traps depending on biotic and abiotic conditions. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution, 66: 41-47.
  • Farji-Brener, A. G., Agostina S. Juncosa-Polzella, Daniela Madrigal Tejada, Diego Centeno-Alvarado, Mariana Hernández-Soto, Mayori Soto-Huaira, Sebastián Gutiérrez-Cruz. 2020. Disadvantages of living in a populous neighborhood for sit-and-wait predators: Competition for space reduces pit-trap size in antlion larvae. Ethology: in press. DOI: 10.1111/eth.13079
  • Farji-Brener, A. G. 2020. Cómo lograr consenso sincontrol central. Factores que modulan la eficiencia del transporte cooperativo en hormigas. Ciencia Hoy 168: 28-34
  • Alma A.M., Farji‐Brener A.G., Elizalde L. 2020. With a little help from my friends: Individual and collaborative performance during trail clearing in leaf‐cutting ants. Biotropica.
  • Pereda-Gomez M.E., Pessacq P., Elizalde L. 2020. Stress-tolerant ants and the impact of quarries on an ant community in Patagonia. Journal of Arid Environments 173, 104017


  • Souto Almeida F., Elizalde L., Souto Silva, L. M., Queiroz J.M. 2019. The effects of two abundant ant species on soil nutrients and seedling recruitment in Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 63, 296-301
  • Alma, A.M. & Buteler, M. 2019. Plant odors trigger clearing behavior in foraging trails- do they represent olfactory obstacles? Behavioural Processes
  • Buteler, M., Alma, A. M., Herrera, M. L., Gorosito, N. B., & Fernández, P. C. 2019. Novel organic repellent for leaf-cutting ants: tea tree oil and its potential use as a management tool. International Journal of Pest Management, 1–9. doi:10.1080/09670874.2019.1657201. 
  • Divegili, A., Alma, A.M., Lescano, N., Farji-Brener, AG. 2019. Wind matters: asymmetric distribution of aphids on host plants can be explained by stems functioning as windbreaksAustral Ecology. doi:10.1111/aec.12796.
  • Alma, A.M., Fernández, P., Perri, D, Buteler, M. 2019. Identification of a novel plant-derived attractant for a leaf-cutting ant, Acromyrmex lobicornis. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, 91(3): e20181008. doi: 10.1590/0001-3765201920181008.
  • Aput L. M., Farji-Brener A. G., Pirk G. I. 2019. Effects of Introduced Plants on Diet and Seed Preferences of Pogonomyrmex carbonarius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Patagonian Steppe. Environmental entomology.
  • Alma A. M., Farji-Brener A. G., Elizalde L. 2019. Phorid parasitoid attack triggers specific defensive behaviours and collaborative responses in leaf-cutting ants. Behavioural Processes.
  • Elizalde L., Treanor D., Pamminger T., Hughes W. O. 2019. Immunity of leaf-cutting ants and its role in host-parasitoid relationships. Journal of insect physiology: 116, 49-56.
  • Bishop T. R., Parr C. L., Gibb H., van Rensburg B. J., Braschler B., Chown S. L., Tshivhandekano P. G., Werenkraut V., Robertson M.P. 2019. Thermoregulatory traits combine with range shifts to alter the future of montane ant assemblages. Global change biology.
  • Chalcoff V. R., Lescano M. N., Devegili A. M. 2019. Do novel interactions with local fauna have reproductive consequences for exotic plants? A case study with thistles, ants, aphids, and pollinators. Plant Ecology 220: 125-134.
  • Alma A. M., Farji-Brener A. G., Elizalde L. 2019. When and how obstacle size and the number of foragers affect clearing a foraging trail in leaf-cutting ants. Insectes Sociaux: 1-12.
  • Rodríguez‐Planes L. I., Farji‐Brener A. G. 2019. Extended phenotypes and foraging restrictions: ant nest entrances and resource ingress in leaf‐cutting ants. Biotropica.
  • Elizalde L., Superina M. 2019. Complementary effects of different predators of leaf-cutting ants: implications for biological control. Biological Control: 128, 111-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2018.09.015. PDF


  • Vazquez M. S., Farji-Brener A.G. 2018. ¿ Protegen las espinas arbustivas a los nidos de aves contra la depredación? Un análisis experimental en la estepa patagónica. Ecología Austral 28: 496-501.
  • Elizalde L., Guillade A., Folgarait P.J. 2018. No evidence of strong host resource segregation by phorid parasitoids of leaf-cutting ants. Acta Oecologica 93: 21–29. PDF
  • Lescano MN., Quintero C., Farji-Brener A., Balseiro E. 2018. Pay it forward: refuse dump from leaf-cutting ants promotes caterpillar digestive performance by increasing plant nitrogen content. Ecological Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/een.12667. PDF
  • Speziale KL, di Virgilio A, Lescano MN, Pirk G, Franzese J. 2018. Synergy between roads and disturbance favour Bromus tectorum L. invasion. PeerJ 6:e5529 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5529. PDF
  • Jofre L. E., Medina A. I., Farji-Brener A. G., Moglia M. M. 2018. The effect of nest size and species identity on plant selection in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants. Sociobiology 65: 456-462.
  • Buteler M, P. Fernandez, T. Stadler, D.K. Weaver, B. Yossen, M. Lozada. 2018.
    Heptyl butyrate, a putative pheromone involved in social communication of Vespula germanica wasps. Insectes Sociaux 65:95–101. PDF
  • Elizalde L., Patrock R.W.J, Disney R.H.L., Folgarait P.J. 2018.
    Spatial and temporal variation in host–parasitoid interactions: leafcutter ant hosts and their phorid parasitoids. Ecological Entomology, 43: 114–125. DOI: 10.1111/een.12477. PDF
  • Farji-Brener AG, MC Dalton, U Balza, A Courtis, I Lemus-Domínguez, R Fernández-Hilario & D Cáceres-Levi. 2018. Working in the rain? Why leaf-cutting ants stop foraging when it’s raining. Insectes Sociaux: online first.
  • Lopez Garcia G.P, Buteler M. Stadler T. 2018.
    Effects of dietary intake of volcanic ash from Puyehue Cordon Caulle on Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
    larvae under laboratory conditions. Florida Entomologist 101(1): 97-101. PDF


  • Aisen, S., Werenkraut, V., Márquez, MEG., Ramírez, MJ., Ruggiero A. 2017.
    Environmental heterogeneity, not distance, structures montane epigaeic spider assemblages in north-western Patagonia (Argentina). Journal of Insect Conservation 21 (5–6) 951:962. PDF
  • Alma, Andrea; Farji-Brener, Alejandro G.; Elizalde, Luciana. 2017.
    A breath of fresh air in foraging theory: the importance of wind for food size selection in a central place forager. The American Naturalist 190(3): 410-419. PDF
  • Barrera C.A., Becker E.L., Elizalde L., Queiroz J. M. 2017.
    Parasitoid phorid flies of leaf-cutting ants are negatively affected by the loss in forest cover. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 164: 66–77. DOI: 10.1111/eea.12593 PDF
  • Buteler M, Lopez Garcia, G., Stadler, T. 2017.
    Potential of nanostructured alumina for leaf-cutting ants Acromyrmex lobicornis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) management. 2017. Austral Entomology, Early view. UR – DO – 10.1111/aen.12277 PDF
  • Cibils-Martina, L. Elizalde, L and A. G. Farji-Brener. 2017.
    Traffic rules around the corner: walking of leaf-cutting ants at branching points in trunk trails. Insectes Sociaux: 64: 549-555. DOI 10.1007/s00040-017-0576-5 PDF
  • Fanara JJ, Werenkraut V. 2017.
    Phenotypic plasticity in Drosophila cactophilic species: the effect of competition, density and breeding sites. Insect Science 24(4): 675-683.
  • Farji-Brener AG, Tadey, M., and Lescano MN. 2017.
    “Leaf-Cutting Ants in Patagonia: How Human Disturbances Affect their Role as Ecosystem Engineers on Soil Fertility, Plant Fitness and Trophic Cascades”. En Ant-Plant Interactions, Paulo Oliveira and Suzanne Koptur (Eds), pp 377-390, Cambridge Universtiy Press. ISBN 978-110-7159-75-4.
  • Farji-Brener, AG, Lescano, M.N. 2017.
    Refuse dumps from leaf-cutting ant nests reduce the intensity of above-ground competition among neighboring plants in a Patagonian steppe. Acta Oecologica 85:136-140 PDF
  • Farji-Brener AG & Werenkraut, W. 2017.
    The effects of ant nests on soil fertility and plant performance: a meta-analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 866-877. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12672 PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG & Lescano, N.  2017.
    Refuse dumps from leaf-cutting ant nests reduce the intensity of above-ground competition among neighboring plants in a Patagonian steppe. Acta Oecologica 85: 136-140. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG & Tadey, M. 2017.
    Consequences of leaf-cutting ants on plant fitness: integrating negative effects of herbivory and positive effects from soil improvement. Insectes Sociaux 64: 45-54. DOI 10.1007/s00040-016-0510-2 PDF
  • Repercusiones:
  • Fenoglio, MS., Werenkraut, V., Morales, JM. & Salvo, A. 2017.
    A hierarchical multi-scale analysis of the spatial relationship between parasitism and host density in urban habitats. Austral Ecology 42(6): 732-741.
  • Gallo J.A., Abba A.M., Elizalde L., Di Nucci D., Ríos T.A., Ezquiaga M.C. 2017.
    First study on food habits of anteaters, Myrmecophaga tridactyla and Tamandua tetradactyla, in the southern limit of their distribution. Mammalia, 81. DOI: 10.1515/mammalia-2016-011 PDF
  • Lescano, M.N. , Elizalde, L., Werenkraut, V., Pirk, G.I., Flores, G.E. 2017.
    Ant and tenebrionid beetle assemblages in arid lands: Their associations with vegetation types in the Patagonian steppe. Journal of Arid Environments 138:51-57
  • Nobua-Behrmann, B., Lopez de Casenave, J., Milesi, FA & Farji-Brener, AG. 2017.
    Coexisting in harsh environments: temperature-based foraging patterns of two desert leafcutter ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini). Myrmecological News 25: 41-49. PDF
  • Perri D., Gorosito N. Fernandez PC., Buteler M. 2017.
    Plant based compounds with potential as Push – Pull stimuli to manage behaviour of leaf cutting ants. Entomologia Experimentalis et Apliccatta 163:150-159. PDF
  • Pirk GI &  Lopez de Casenave (2017)
    Ant interactions with native and exotic seeds in the Patagonian steppe. Influence of seed traits, disturbance levels and ant assemblage. Plant Ecology 218: 1255-1268
  • Sasal, Y., Farji-Brener, AG & Raffale, E. 2017.
    Fire modulates the effects of introduced ungulates on plant-insect interactions in a Patagonian temperate forest. Biological Invasions 19: 2459–2475. DOI 10.1007/s10530-017-1455-8 PDF
  • Stadler T., Lopez Garcia G., Gitto J.G., Buteler M. 2017.
    Nanostructured alumina: Biocidal properties and mechanism of action of a novel insecticide powder. Bulletin of Insectology 70: 17-25. PDF
  • Werenkraut, V, Pirk, GI,Lescano, MN, Benclowicz, JD & Elizalde, L. 2017.
    Firewood as a pathway for insect introductions. What are the risks of ant invasions in Patagonia? Ecología Austral. 27:305-311 PDF


  • Alma, Andrea; Farji-Brener, Alejandro G.; Elizalde, Luciana. 2016.
    Collective response of leaf-cutting ants to the effects of wind on foraging activity. The American Naturalist 188: 576-581. PDF
  • Repercusiones:
    • Comentado por la revista Espèces (Francia).
  • Alma, Andrea; Farji-Brener, Alejandro; Elizalde, Luciana. 2016.
    Gone with the wind: short and long-term responses of leafcutter ants to the negative effect of wind. Behavioral Ecology 27: 1017-1024. doi:10.1093/beheco/arw007 PDF
  • Repercusiones:
    • Artículo comentado en Science (
  • Barone, ML, Werenkraut, V & Ramírez, MJ. 2016.
    New species and phylogenetic relationships of the spider genus Coptoprepes using morphological and sequence data (Araneae: Anyphaenidae). Zootaxa 4175: 436-448. PDF
  • Bishop TR., Robertson MP., Gibb H, van Rensburg BJ., Braschler B., Chown SL, Foord SH, Munyai TC, Okey I, Tshivhandekano PG, Werenkraut V. & Parr CL. 2016.
    Ant assemblages have darker and larger members in cold environments. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25(12): 1489-1499. PDF
  • Buteler M, M. Lozada, P. D’Adamo, R.A. Luz Melo, T. Stadler. 2016.
    Behavioural responses of Vespula germanica (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) wasps exposed to essential oils. Austral entomology, 55: 308-315. PDF
  • Farji-Brener AG, Elizalde L., Fernandez-Marín H. & Amador-Vargas S. 2016.
    Social life and sanitary risks: evolutionary and current ecological conditions determine waste management in leaf-cutting ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society – Series B: 283: 20160625. PDF
  • Repercusiones:
    • The Science explorer (USA):
    • La Estrella de Panamá (Panamá):
  • Elizalde L, Fernández M.A., Guillade A.C., Folgarait, P.J. 2016.
    Know thy enemy: interspecific differences of pine consumption among leafcutter ants in a plantation. Journal of Pest Science, 89: 403–411. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-015-0702 PDF
  • M. Lozada, P. D’ Adamo, M. Buteler, M.N. Kuperman. 2016.
    Social Learning in Vespula Germanica Wasps: Do They Use Collective Foraging Strategies? PLOS ONE 11(3). Published:
    March 18, 2016
  • Masini C, Rovere A & Pirk GI. 2016.
    Germinación de Gutierrezia solbrigii y Senecio subulatus, asteráceas endémicas de Argentina. Phyton 85: 314-323.
  • Pereira AJ, Pirk GI & Corley J. 2016.
    Avoidance foraging behavior of Vespula germanica: evidence of asymmetric competition with V. vulgaris? Journal of Insect Science 16:1-6.
  • Varella A., Talbert L, Holfland M, Buteler M, Weaver D. Sherman J. Blake N. et al. 2016.
    Alleles at a quantitative trait locus for stem solidness in wheat affect temporal patterns of pith expression and level of resistance to the wheat stem sawfly. Plant breeding. 135: 546-551.


  • Alma, AM; RG Pol, LF Pacheco & DP Vázquez. 2015.
    No defensive role of ants throughout a broad latitudinal and elevational range of a cactus. Biotropica, 47 (3):347-354 DOI:10.1111/btp.12211 PDF
  • Buteler M, R. K. D. Peterson, M. L. Hofland, D. K. Weaver. 2015.
    A Multiple Decrement Life Table Reveals That Host Plant Resistance and Parasitism Are Major Causes of Mortality for the Wheat Stem Sawfly. Environmental Entomology, 44: 1093-1099.
  • Buteler M., S.W. Sofie, D.K. Weaver, D. Driscoll, J. Muretta and T. Stadler. 2015.
    Development of nanoalumina dust as insecticide againstSitophilus oryzae and Rhyzoperthadominica.. International Journal of Pest Management 61: 80-89.
  • Farji-Brener AG  & Kitzberger T. 2015.
    Are editors of ecological journals good oracles? A reply to Schimel et al. (2014) about the malpractice of editorial rejections. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 8:1-6. doi:10.4033/iee.2015.8.1.f PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG & V. Werenkraut. 2015.
    A meta-analysis of leaf-cutting ant nest effects on soil fertility and plant performance. Ecological Entomology 40: 150–158 PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG;  F. Chinchilla, M. Umaña, M. Ocasio- Torres, A. Chauta-Mellizo, D. Acosta-Rojas, S. Marinaro, M. de Torres Curth, S Amador-Vargas. 2015.
    Branching angles reflect a tradeoff between reducing trail maintenance costs or travel distances in leaf-cutting ants. Ecology 96(2): 510–517 PDF
  • Gavini, S., A.G. Farji-Brener. 2015.
    La importancia del color: morfos florales, tasas de visita y éxito reproductivo en el arbusto Sarothamnus scoparius. Ecología Austral 25: 204-211.
  • Kazimierski, L, A. G. Farji-Brener. 2015.
    Factores que modelan el patrón de minación de hojas en el arbusto Azara microphylla. Ecología Austral 25: 242-249.
  • Lescano, MN, Farji Brener, AG, Gianoli, E. 2015.
    Outcomes of competitive interactions after a natural increment of resources: the assemblage of aphid-tending ants in
    northern Patagonia. Insectes Sociaux. 62:199-205 PDF
  • Sasal, Y.; E. Raffaele and AG Farji-Brener. 2015.
    Consequences of fire and cattle browsing on ground beetles (Coleoptera) in NW Patagonia. Ecological Research 30(6): 1015-1023: DOI 10.1007/s11284-015-1302-2 PDF
  • Werenkraut, V., P N Fergnani, & A Ruggiero (2015).
    Ants at the edge: a sharp forest-steppe boundary influences the taxonomic and functional organization of ant species assemblages along elevational gradients in northwestern Patagonia (Argentina). Biodiversity and Conservation 24 (2): 287-308 PDF


  • Buteler M, G.P. Lopez Garcia, AA. Pochettino, N., Stefanazzi, A.A. Ferrero, T. Stadler. 2014.
    Insecticidal activity of volcanic ash against Sitophilus oryzae L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) under laboratory conditions. Ecología Austral 24:17-22.
  • Cavallero L, Ojeda V, Chaneton E, Farji-Brener AG, Chazarreta L, Chalcoff V, Kitzberger T, Lescano N, Garibaldi L, Mazia N, Caccia F, Pozzi C, Trejo A & Díaz S. 2014.
    Interacciones complejas. pp- 133-156.
    Ecología e historia natural de la Patagonia Andina : un cuarto de siglo de investigación en biogeografía, ecología y conservación (Eds. Raffaele E, de Torres Curth M, Morales C & Kitzberger T) – 1a ed. – Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Fundación de Historia Natural Félix de Azara. ISBN 978-987-3781-01-8
  • Elizalde L. (2014)
    Volcanism and arthropods: a review. Ecología Austral, 24:3–1 PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG & S. Amador-Vargas. 2014.
    Hierarchy of hypotheses or cascade of predictions? A comment on Heger et al. AMBIO 43: 1112-1114. DOI
    10.1007/s13280-014-0549-0 PDF
  • Farji-Brener AG & Kitzberger T. 2014.
    Rejecting editorial rejections revisited: Are editors of ecological journals good oracles? Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 95(3): 238-242.
  • Repercusiones:
  • Fernández, A. AG. Farji-Brener & Satti, P. 2014.
    Moisture enhances the positive effect of leaf-cutting ant refuse dumps on soil biota activity. Austral Ecology:
    39:198-203 PDF
  • Fernandez, A.; Farji-Brener AG & Satti, P. 2014.
    Factores que influyen sobre la actividad microbiana en basureros de hormigas cortadoras de hojas. Ecología Austral 24:103-110. PDF
  • Lescano, M.N., Farji Brener, AG, Gianoli, E. 2014.
    Nocturnal resource defence in aphid-tending ants of northern Patagonia. Ecological Entomology. 39: 203-209 PDF
  • Masini C, Rovere A & Pirk GI. 2014.
    Requerimientos pre-germinativos de Maihuenia patagonica y Maihueniopsis darwinii, cactáceas endémicas de Patagonia. Gayana Botánica 71: 197-207.
  • S. Sendoya, P.D. Silva & A. G. Farji-Brener. 2014.
    Does inundation risk affect leaf-cutting ant distribution? A study along a topographic gradient of a Costa Rican tropical wet forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology: 30:89-92. DOI: 10.1017/S026646741300076X PDF
  • Pirk GI. 2014.
    Volcanic ash and ant communities. Did ash fall from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex affect ant abundance and
    richness in the Patagonian steppe? Ecología Austral 24: 23-30
  • Pirk GI & Lopez de Casenave J. 2014.
    Effect of harvester ants of the genus Pogonomyrmex on the soil seed bank in the central Monte desert. Ecological Entomology 39: 610-619.
  • Ruggiero, A. & Werenkraut, V. 2014.
    Legacy patterns in the abundance of epigaeic mountain beetles after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic complex (NW Patagonia, Argentina). Ecología Austral 24: 31-41 PDF
  • Werenkraut, V. & Ruggiero, A. 2014.
    The richness and abundance of epigaeic mountain beetles in NW Patagonia, Argentina: assessment of patterns
    and environmental correlates. Journal of Biogeography 41: 561–573. PDF


  • Elizalde L., Queiroz J.M. 2013.
    Parasitoids of Acromyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) leaf-cutting ants in continuous and fragmented Atlantic Forest. Sociobiology, 60: 397–40 PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG. 2013.
    Tengo una cita: respuesta a Martín Oesterheld. Ecología Austral 23: 74-76. PDF
  • Gomes D., Elizalde L., Queiroz J.M. (2013).
    Parasitoids of the endangered Atta robusta Borgmeier leafcutter ant species in urban and natural areas. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 57: 335–33 PDF
  • Moles, A., Begoña, P., Wallis, I,… Farji-Brener, AG (28avo de 42 autores). 2013.
    Correlations between physical and chemical defenses in plants: tradeoffs, syndromes, or just many different ways to skin a herbivorous cat? New Phytologist 198: 252-263 PDF
  • Pirk, G & Farji-Brener AG. 2013.
    Can the nutrient-rich soil patches created by leaf-cutting ants favor plant compensation for foliar damage? A test of the compensatory continuum hypothesis. Plant Ecology: 214:1059–1070 PDF
  • V. Fernández-Arhex, M. Buteler, M.E. Amadio, A. Enriquez, A.L. Pietrantuono, T. Stadler, G. Becker, O. Bruzzone.
    The effects of Volcanic ash from Puyehue-Caulle Range eruption on the Survival of Dichroplus vittigerum
    (ORTHOPTERA: ACRIDIDAE). Florida Entomologist 96(1)- 286-288.
  • Werenkraut, V. & Ruggiero, A. (2013).
    Altitudinal variation in the taxonomic composition of ground-dwelling beetle assemblages in NW Patagonia,
    Argentina: environmental correlates at regional and local scales. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6: 82-92. PDF


  • Buteler, M., D. K. Weaver. 2012.
    Host selection by the wheat stem sawfly in winter wheat and the potential role of semiochemicals mediating
    oviposition preference . Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicatta. 143: 138-147.
  • Cerdá, N., Tadey, M., Farji-Brener, AG & Navarro, M. 2012.
    Effects of leaf-cutting ant refuse on native plant performance under two levels of grazing intensity in the Monte Desert of Argentina. Applied Vegetation Science: 15:479–487 PDF
  • Elizalde L., Folgarait P.J. (2012)
    Behavioral strategies of phorid parasitoids and responses of their hosts, the leaf-cutting ants. Journal of Insect Science, PDF
  • Elizalde, L. & AG Farji-Brener. 2012.
    To be or not to be faithful: flexible fidelity to foraging trails in the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex lobicornis. Ecological Entomology: 37, 370–376 PDF
  • Farji-Brener AG & M. Tadey. 2012.
    Trash to treasure: leaf-cutting ants repair nest-mound damage by recycling refuse dump materials. Behavioral Ecology: 23:1195-1202. PDF
  • Farji-Brener AG, N. Morueta-Holme, F. Chinchilla, B. Willink, N. Ocampo & G. Bruner. 2012.
    Leaf-cutting ants as road engineers: the width of trails at branching points in Atta cephalotes. Insectes Sociaux: 59: 389–394 PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG. 2012.
    El valor de tener muchas citas. Ecología Austral 22 (3): 215-220 PDF
  • Lescano, MN; Farji Brener AG, Gianoli, E.; Carlo, T. 2012.
    “Bottom-up effects may not reach the top: the influence of ant-aphid interactions on the spread of soil disturbances through tropic chains“. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B, 279: 3779-3787. PDF
  • Montoya-Lerma J, Carolina Giraldo-Echeverri, Inge Armbrecht , Alejandro Farji-Brener and Zoraida Calle. 2012.
    Leaf-cutting ants revisited: towards rational management and control. International Journal of Pest Management 58(3):
    225–247 PDF
  • Pirk, G. & AG Farji-Brener. 2012.
    Foliar herbivory and its effects on plant growth in native and exotic species in the Patagonian steppe. Ecological Research: 27: 903–912 PDF


  • Moles, I. Wallis, W. Foley, Farji-Brener AG (29 de 54 autores) et al. 2011.
    Putting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudes. New Phytologist 191: 777–788 DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03732.x PDF
  • Buteler, M., Stadler, T. 2011.
    Current use and insecticidal mode of action of petroleum distilled mineral oils, chapter 7, En: Pesticides in the modern world, M. Stoytcheva (ed.). InTech Publishing, ISBN 978-953-307-459-7.
  • Buteler, M., T. Stadler, G.P. Lopez García, M.S. Lassa, D. Trombotto, G. Liaudat, P. D’Adamo, V. Fernandez-Arhex. 2011.
    Propiedades insecticidas de la ceniza del complejo volcánico Puyehue-Cordón Caulle y su posible impacto ambiental. Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. 70 (3-4): 149-156, ISSN 0373-5680 (impresa), ISSN 1851-7471 (en línea).
  • Elizalde L., Folgarait P.J. (2011)
    Biological attributes of Argentinean phorid parasitoids of leaf-cutting ants, Acromyrmex and Atta. Journal of Natural History, 45: 2701-2723. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG & A. Ruggiero. 2011.
    ¿Qué estimula y qué selecciona el sistema científico argentino? Ampliando el dilema de los monos y los mangos
    a los procesos y los productos. Ecología Austral 21: 225-229 PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG, Chinchilla F, Rikkin S, Sánchez-Cuervo AM, Triana E, Quiroga V, & Giraldo P. 2011.
    The “truck-driver” effect in leaf-cutting ants: how individual load influences the walking speed of nest-mates. Physiological Entomology 36: 128-134. PDF
  • Repercusiones:
    • Artículo comentado en el Journal of Experimental Biology
      (Outside JEB, June 2011) como uno de los más interesantes del año.
  • Lescano, M.N. , Farji Brener, AG. 2011.
    “Exotic thistles increase native ant abundance through the maintenance of enhanced aphid populations”. Ecologial Research 26:827:834. PDF
  • Peterson, R. K. D., M. Buteler, D. K. Weaver, T. B. Macedo, Z. Sun , O. G. Perez , G. R. Pallipparambil. 2011.
    Parasitism and the Demography of Wheat Stem Sawfly Larvae, Cephus cinctus. Biocontrol. 56: 831-839.
  • Pérez, S., J. C. Corley & Farji-Brener, A. G. 2011.
    Potential impact of leaf-cutting ants ( Acromyrmex lobicornis) on conifer plantations in northern Patagonia, Argentina: an experimental approach. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 13(2): 191-196. PDF
  • Pirk GI & Lopez de Casenave J. (2011)
    Seed preferences of harvester ants,Pogonomyrmex spp., in the central Monte desert. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104: 212-220.
  • Pol R, Pirk GI, Nobua Behrmann B, Milesi F y Lopez de Casenave J. 2011.
    Interacciones entre hormigas y semillas en el desierto del Monte, Argentina. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 22:15-17
  • Pol R, Lopez de Casenave & Pirk GI. 2011.
    Influence of temporal fluctuations in seed abundance on the foraging behaviour of harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex spp.)
    in the central Monte desert, Argentina. Austral Ecology 36: 320-328.
  • Stadler, T., M. Buteler, D. K. Weaver, S. Sofie. 2011.
    Comparative toxicity of nanostructured alumina and a commercial inert dust for Sitophilus oryzae (L.) and Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) at varying ambient humidity levels. Journal of Stored Product Research. 48: 81-90.
  • Werenkraut, V. & Ruggiero, A. 2011.
    Quality of basic data and method to identify shape affect the richness-altitude relationships in meta-analysis. Ecology 92(1): 253-260. PDF


  • Almeida, FS, Martins L. & Farji-Brener, AG. 2010.
    Estratégias de artrópodes contra precação por formigas em floresta secundaria no Rio de Janeiro. EntomoBrasilis 3:
    69-72. ISSN 1983-05 PDF
  • Brown, B.V., Disney R.H.L., Elizalde L., Folgarait P.J. (2010)
    New species and new records of Apocephalus Coquillett (Diptera: Phoridae) that parasitize ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in America. Sociobiology, 55: 165–190 PDF
  • Buteler, M., D. K. Weaver, P. L. Bruckner., G. R. Carlson., J. E. Berg, P. Lamb. 2010
    Identification of winter wheat cultivars suitable as trap crops for the wheat stem sawfly based on agronomic traits and
    semiochemical production. Canadian Entomologist. 142: 222-233.
  • Di Marco, R. Farji-Brener, AG, Premoli, A. 2010.
    Dear Enemy Phenomenon in the leaf-cutting antAcromyrmex lobicornis: behavioral and genetic evidence. Behavioral Ecology: 21: 304-310 PDF
  • Elizalde L., Folgarait P.J. (2010)
    Host diversity and environmental variables as determinants of phorid parasitoid species richness. Journal of Biogeography, 37: 2305–2316 PDF
  • F. Soto, L. Graham & A. G. Farji-Brener. 2010.
    Exposición a daño mecánico y resistencia en telarañas deThaida peculiaris en un bosque templado del NO patagónico. Ecología Austral: 20: 57-62. PDF
  • Farji Brener, AG, Lescano, N., Ghermandi, L. 2010.
    Ecological engineering by a native leaf-cutting ant increases the performance of exotic plant species. Oecologia163:163-169. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG & A. Ruggiero. 2010.
    ¿Impulsividad o paciencia? Qué estimula y qué selecciona el sistema científico argentino” Ecología Austral 20: 307-314. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG, S. Amador-Vargas, F. Chinchilla, S. Escobar, S. Cabrera, M. I. Herrera & C. Sandoval. 2010.
    Information transfer in head-on encounters between leaf-cutting ant workers: food, trail condition or orientation
    cues? Animal Behavior. 79: 343–349 PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG. 2010.
    Leaf-cutting ant nests and soil biota abundance in a semi-arid steppe of northwestern Patagonia. Sociobiology
    56(2): 549-557.
  • Masciocchi, M., Farji-Brener, AG & P. Sackmann. 2010.
    Competition for food between the exotic wasp Vespula germanica and the native ants’ assemblage of NW Patagonia: evidence of biotic resistance? Biological Invasions: 12: 625–631. PDF
  • Pirk GI & Lopez de Casenave, J. 2010.
    Influence of seed size on feeding preferences and diet composition of three sympatric harvester ants in the central Monte desert, Argentina. Ecological Research 25: 439-445.
  • Pol R, Pirk GI & Marone L. 2010. Grass seed production in the central Monte desert during successive wet and
    dry years. Plant Ecology 208: 65-75.
  • Sasal Y, Raffaele E, Farji-Brener AG. 2010.
    Succession of ground-dwelling beetle assemblages after fire in three habitat types in the Andean forest of NW Patagonia, Argentina. 17pp. Journal of Insect Science 10:37 available online: PDF
  • Sherman, J. D., D. K. Weaver, M. L. Hofland, M. Buteler, S. P. Lanning, Y. Naruoka,N. K. Blake, J. M. Martin, P. Lamb, G. R.Carlson, and L. E. Talbert. 2010.
    Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Host Plant Attractiveness to Female Wheat Stem Sawfly. Crop Science 50: 73–86.
  • Stadler, T. M. Buteler, D. K. Weaver. 2010.
    Novel use of Nanostructured Alumina as an insecticide. Pest Management Science. 66: 577-579.
  • Stadler, T., M. Buteler and D. K. Weaver. 2010.
    FORO: Nanoinsecticidas: Nuevas perspectivas para el control de plagas (FORUM: Nanoinsecticides: New perspectives on insect pest control). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 69: 149-156


  • Buteler, M., D. K. Weaver, and R. K. D. Peterson. 2009.
    Exploring the oviposition behavior of the wheat stem sawfly when encountering plants infested with cryptic  conspecifics. Environmental Entomology 38(6): 17007-1715.
  • Disney R.H.L., Elizalde L., Folgarait P.J. (2009)
    New species and new records of scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) that parasitize Neotropical ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 54: 601–631 PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG, E. Gianoli & M. Molina-Montenegro. 2009.
    Small-scale disturbances spread along trophic chains: leaf-cutting ant nests, plants, aphids and tending ants. Ecological Research 24: 139-145. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG. 2009.
    ¿Ecólogos o Ególogos? Cuando las ideas someten a los datos. Ecología Austral 19: 167-172. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG., Chinchilla F., Magrach, A., Romero, V., Ríos, M., Vellilla, M., Serrano, M. & Amador-Vargas, S. 2009.
    Slope orientation enhances the nurse effect of a paramo shrub,Hypericum irazuense (Hypericaceae) in Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25: 331-335. PDF
  • Mogollón, H & Farji-Brener, AG. 2009.
    Reassessing the role of fallen branches as part of leaf-cutting ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) trails on leaf transport rates. Sociobiology 53(2): 499-504. PDF
  • Pirk GI, di Pasquo F & Lopez de Casenave J. 2009.
    Diet of two sympatric Pheidole spp. ants in the central Monte desert: implications for seed-granivore interactions. Insectes Sociaux 56: 277-283.
  • Pirk GI, Lopez de Casenave J, Pol R, Marone L & Milesi F. 2009.
    Influence of temporal fluctuations in seed abundance on the diet of harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex spp.) in the central Monte desert, Argentina. Austral Ecology 39: 908-919.
  • Ruggiero A, Sackmann P, Farji-Brener AG & Kun M. 2009.
    Beetle abundance-environment relationships at the Subantarctic-Patagonian transition zone. Insect Conservation & Diversity 2: 81-92. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2009.00045.x PDF
  • Stadler, T., Buteler, M. 2009.
    Modes of entry of petroleum distilled oils into insects: a review. Bulletin of Insectology. 62(2): 162-167.
  • Weaver, D. K., M. Buteler, M. L. Hofland, J. B. Runyon, C. Nansen, L. E. Talbert, and G. R. Carlson. 2009.
    Cultivar preferences of ovipositing wheat stem sawflies as influenced by the amount of volatile attractant. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102(3): 1009-1017.
  • Werenkraut, V. & Ramírez, M. J. 2009.
    A revision and phylogenetic analysis of the spider genus Coptoprepes Simon (Araneae: Anyphaenidae, Amaurobioidinae). Zootaxa 2212: 1–40. PDF


  • Buteler, M. , D. K. Weaver, and P. R. Miller. 2008.
    Wheat stem sawfly infested plants benefit from parasitism of the herbivorous larvae. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 10: 347–354.
  • Disney R. H. L, Elizalde L., Folgarait P.J. (2008)
    New species and records of scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) associated with leaf-cutter ants and army ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina. Sociobiology, 51: 95–117. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG & L. Ghermandi. 2008.
    Leaf-cutting ant nests near roads increase fitness of exotic plant species in natural protected areas. Proceedings of the Royal Society – Series B. 275:1431-1440. PDF
  • Repercusiones:
    • Artículo comentado en el New York Times (EEUU).
  • Farji-Brener, A.G., D. Carvajal, M. Gei, J. Olano, & J. Sánchez. 2008.
    Direct and indirect effects of soil structure on the density of an antlion larva in a tropical dry forest. Ecological Entomology: 33, 183–188 PDF
  • González-Campero M. C., Elizalde L (2008)
    A new species of Anochetus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerini) from Argentina and Paraguay, associated with a leaf cutter ant. Entomotropica, 23: 97–102. PDF
  • M. Barrancos, R. Moncaglieri & AG Farji-Bener. 2008.
    Infección por agallas y producción de inflorescencias en el arbusto Schinus patagonicus. Ecología Austral 18: 133-137.
  • Piesik, D., D. K. Weaver, J. B. Runyon, M. Buteler, G. E. Peck , and W. L. Morrill. 2008.
    Behavioural responses of wheat stem sawflies to wheat volatiles. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 10: 245–253.
  • Sackmann, P. Farji-Brener, AG & Corley, JC. 2008.
    The impact of an exotic social wasp ( Vespula germanica) on the native arthropod community of NW Patagonia, Argentina: An experimental study. Ecological Entomology 33: 213-224. PDF
  • Werenkraut, V., Hasson, E., Oklander, L. & Fanara, J.J. 2008.
    A comparative study of competitive ability between two cactophilic species in their natural hosts. Austral Ecology 33: 663–671. PDF


  • Ballari, S. Farji-Brener AG & M. Tadey. 2007.
    Waste management in the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex lobicornis: division of labor, aggressive behavior, and location of external refuse dumps. Journal of Insect Behavior 20: 87-98. PDF
  • Farji-Brener AG, G. Barrantes, O. Laverde, K. Fierro-Calderón, F. Bascopé & Adriana López. 2007.
    Fallen branches as part of leaf-cutting ant trails: their role on resource discovery and on leaf transport rates in Atta cephalotes. Biotropica 39: 211-215. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, A. G. 2007.
    Rejecting editorial rejections: a critique to avoid real revisions in submitted papers. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 88(1): 18-19. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, A.G. 2007.
    Ser o no ser director, esa es la cuestión: reflexiones sobre cómo (no) debería ser el desarrollo de una tesis doctoral. Ecología Austral: 17: 287-292. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG. 2007.
    How Plants may benefit from their consumers: leaf-cutting ants indirectly improve anti-herbivore defenses in Carduus nutans. Plant Ecology 193: 31-38. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG. 2007.
    Una forma alternativa para la enseñanza del método hipotético-deductivo. Interciencia 32: 716-720.
  • Pirk GI, Lopez de Casenave J & Marone L. 2007.
    Evaluation of three techniques for the study of harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex spp.) diet. Environmental Entomology 36: 1092-1099.
  • Ruggiero, A. & Werenkraut, V. 2007.
    One dimensional analyses of Rapoport’s rule reviewed through meta-analysis. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16(4):
  • Stadler, T. and M. Buteler. 2007.
    Migration and dispersal of Anthonomus grandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in South America. Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 66 (3-4): 205-217. ISSN 0373-5680.
  • Tadey M & Farji-Brener, AG. 2007.
    Discriminating direct and indirect effects of exotics grazers on native plant cover in the Monte desert of Argentina. Journal of Arid Environments 69: 526-536. PDF
  • Tadey M & Farji-Brener, AG. 2007.
    Indirect effects of exotic grazers: livestock decreases the nutrient content of refuse dumps of leaf-cutting ants through vegetation impoverishment. Journal of Applied Ecology: 44: 1209-1218. PDF
  • Ruggiero, A. & Werenkraut, V. 2007.
    One dimensional analyses of Rapoport’s rule reviewed through meta-analysis. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16(4):


  • Ballari S & Farji-Brener AG. 2006.
    Refuse dumps of leaf-cutting ants as a deterrent for ant herbivory: does refuse age matter? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 121: 215-219. PDF
  • Disney R. H. L, Elizalde L., Folgarait P.J. 2006.
    New species and revision of Myrmosicarius (Diptera: Phoridae) that parasitize leaf-cutter ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 47: 771–809. PDF
  • Farji-Brener AG. 2006.
    La (significativa) importancia biológica de la no-significancia estadística. Ecología Austral 16: 79-84. PDF
  • Pirk GI & Lopez de Casenave J. 2006.
    Diet and seed removal rates by the harvester ants Pogonomyrmex rastratus and Pogonomyrmex pronotalis in the central Monte desert, Argentina. Insectes Sociaux 53: 119-125.
  • Sackmann P., A. Ruggiero, M. Kun & A.G. Farji-Brener. 2006.
    Efficiency of a rapid assessment of the diversity of ground beetles and ants, in natural and disturbed habitats of the Nahuel Huapi region (NW Patagonia, Argentina). Biodiversity and Conservation: 15: 2061 – 2084 PDF
  • Sackmann, P. and A. G. Farji-Brener. 2006.
    Effect of fire on ground beetles and ant assemblages along an environmental gradient in NW Patagonia: does habitat structure matter? Ecoscience 13: 360-371. PDF
  • Stadler, T., M. Buteler and A. Ferrero. 2006.
    Susceptibilidad a endosulfan y monitoreo de resistencia en poblaciones de Piezodorus guildinii (Insecta, Heteroptera:
    Pentatomidae), en cultivos de soja de Argentina. Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent 65 (3-4): 109-119. ISSN 0373-5680.


  • Farji-Brener, AG. 2005.
    The role of abandoned leaf-cutting ant nests on plant assemblage composition in a tropical rainforest of Costa Rica. Ecoscience 12: 554-560. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG., S. Duran, A. Valerio, E. Herbas, M. Castañeda, J. Ochoa & M. Romo. 2005.
    La semillas de Campsiandra angustifolia (Fabaceae) como un reflejo de las presiones selectivas sobre su dispersión y establecimiento. Revista de Biología Tropical 53: 63-71. PDF
  • Stadler, T., A. Fornes and M. Buteler. 2005.
    Interfacial forces and permeation of the codling moth cocoon silk. Bulletin of Insectology Vol. LVIII-1 pp. 57-64.


  • Dimarco, R, G. Russo & AG Farji- Brener. 2004.
    Patrones de herbivoría de seis especies leñosas del bosque templado de Sudamérica: evidencia preliminar a favor de la hipótesis del balance Carbono – Nutrientes. Ecología Austral 14 (1): 39-43. PDF
  • Farji-Brener AG. 2004.
    ¿Son hipótesis las hipótesis estadísticas? Ecología Austral 14(2): 201-203. PDF
  • Farji-Brener AG. 2004.
    The size grain-hypothesis in ants: ¿conflicting evidence or confounded perspective? Ecological Entomology 29: 380. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, A. G. & Ghermandi, L. 2004.
    Seedling recruitment in the semi-arid Patagonian steppe: facilitative effects of refuse dumps of leaf-cutting ants. Journal of Vegetation Science 15: 823-830 PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG, Barrantes G & A. Ruggiero. 2004.
    Environmental rugosity, body size, and access to food: a test of the size-grain hypothesis in tropical litter ants. Oikos 104: 165-171. PDF
  • Pirk GI, Lopez de Casenave J y Pol R. 2004.
    Asociación de las hormigas granívoras Pogonomyrmex pronotalis, P. rastratus y P. inermis con caminos en el Monte central. Ecología Austral 14: 65-76.


  • Farji-Brener, A. G. 2003.
    Microhabitat selection by antlion larvae Myrmeleon crudelis; effect of soil particle size on pit-trap design and prey
    capture. Journal of Insect Behavior 6: 783-796. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG. 2003.
    Uso correcto, parcial e incorrecto de los términos hipótesis y predicciones en ecología. Ecología Austral 13(2): 223-227. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, AG., Mónica de Torres Curth, Paula Casanovas & Pablo Naim. 2003.
    Consecuencias demográficas del sitio de nidificación en la hormiga cortadora de hojas Acromyrmex lobicornis: un enfoque utilizando modelos matriciales. Ecología Austral 13(2): 183-194. PDF
  • Repercusiones:
    • Premio al mejor artículo publicado durante 2003 en Ecología Austral
  • Farji-Brener, A. G. & Yamila Sasal. 2003.
    Is dump material an effective small-scale deterrent to herbivory by leaf-cutting ants? Ecoscience 10(2): 151-154. PDF
  • Peñaloza C. & Farji-Brener A. G. 2003.
    The importance of treefall gaps as foraging sites for leaf-cutting ants depends on forest age. Journal of Tropical Ecology 19: 603-605. PDF


  • Farji-Brener, A. G., Coley, J. C. & Bettinelli, J. 2002.
    The effects of fire on ant communities in northwestern Patagonia: the importance of habitat structure and regional context. Diversity & Distributions 8: 235-243. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, A. G., Valverde, O., Paolini, L., La Torre, M., Quintero, E., Bonaccorso, E., Arnedo, L. & R. Villalobos. 2002. Función del acumen en las hojas y su distribución vertical en un bosque lluvioso tropical de Costa Rica. Revista de Biología Tropical: 50: 561-567 PDF
  • Gatti, G. & Farji-Brener, A. G. 2002.
    Low-density of antlion larva (Myrmeleon crudelis) in ant –acacia clearings: high predation risk or inadequate substrate? Biotropica 34(3) 358-462. PDF
  • Loiselle, B. & Farji-Brener, A. G. 2002.
    What’s up? An experimental comparison of predation levels between canopy and understory in a tropical wet forest. Biotropica 34: 327-330. PDF


  • Farji-Brener, A. G. 2001.
    Why are leaf-cutting ants more common in early secondary forests than in old-growth tropical forests? An evaluation of the palatable forage hypothesis. Oikos 92: 169-177. PDF
  • Lomascolo, S. & Farji-Brener AG. 2001.
    Adaptive short-term changes in pit design by antlion larvae (Myrmeleon sp.) in response to different prey conditions. Ethology, Ecology & Evolution 13: 393-397. PDF
  • Milena Gramacho, Tatiana Santander & Alejandro G. Farji-Brener. 2001.
    Efectos de la herbivoría sobre la cantidad de óvulos en Loasa speciosa (Loasaceae). Revista de Biología Tropical 49(2): 513-516. PDF


  • Claudia Franzel y Alejandro G. Farji-Brener. 2000.
    ¿Oportunistas o selectivas? Plasticidad en la dieta de la hormiga cortadora de hojas Acromyrmex lobicornis en el N-O
    de la Patagonia. Ecología Austral 10: 159-168. PDF
  • Farji Brener, A. G. 2000.
    Leaf-cutting ant nests in temperate environments: mounds, mound damages and mortality rates in Acromyrmex lobicornis . Stud. Neotrop. Faun. & Environm 35: 131-138. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, A. G. & A. Illes. 2000.
    Do leaf-cutting ant nests make ‘bottom up’ gaps in Neotropical rain forests? A critical review of the evidence. Ecology Letters 3: 219-227. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, A. G. & C. Medina. 2000.
    The importance of where to dump the refuse: seed banks and fine roots in nests of the leaf-cutting antsAtta cephalotes and Atta colombica. Biotropica 32: 120-126. PDF
  • Farji-Brener, A. G. & L. Ghermandi. 2000.
    The influence of nests of leaf-cutting ants on plant species diversity in road verges of northern Patagonia. Journal of Vegetation Science 11: 453-460. PDF

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