Amador-Vargas, S. 2012b. Behavioral responses of acacia ants correlate with age and location on the host plant. Insectes Sociaux. 59: 341- 350. DOI: 10.1007/s00040-012-0226-x

Amador-Vargas, S. 2019. Plant killing by Neotropical acacia ants: ecology, decision-making and head morphology. Biotropica 51: 692–699. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12695

Amador-Vargas, S. & Mueller, U.G. 2017. Ability to re-orient is weakly correlated with central-place versus non-central-place foraging in acacia ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71: 43. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-016-2262-4 

Amador-Vargas, S., W. Gronenberg, W. Wcislo, U. G. Mueller. 2015. Specialization and group size: brain and behavioural correlates of colony size in ants lacking morphological castes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 282: 2014-2502. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2502

Amador-Vargas, S. 2008. Spartan defense in the Thermopylae pass: Strategic defense by aggregations of Pseudomyrmex spinicola (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) on the trunk of Acacia collinsii (Mimosaceae). Insectes Sociaux 55: 241-245. DOI: 10.1007/s00040-008-1000-y

Amador-Vargas, S., González, Y., Guevara, M., & Gijsman, F. 2022). Scaling of indirect defences in Central American swollen-thorn acacias. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 38(6), 386-392. doi:10.1017/S0266467422000293

Gijsman, F., González, Y., Guevara, M., & Amador-Vargas, S. 2021. Short-term plasticity and variation in acacia ant-rewards under different conditions of ant occupancy and herbivory. The Science of Nature108(4), 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-021-01738-w

Amador-Vargas, S., Dyer, J., Arnold, N., Cavanaugh, L., & Sánchez-Brenes, E. 2020. Acacia trees with parasitic ants have fewer and less spacious spines than trees with mutualistic ants. The Science of Nature107(1), 1-5. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-019-1647-4

Amador-Vargas, S. 2012a. Plant killing by mutualistic ants increases the density of host species seedlings in the dry forest of Costa Rica. Psyche. Special Issue: Advances in Neotropical Myrmecology 2012: 1-6. DOI: 10.1155/2012/491592

Amador-Vargas, S., Orribarra, S.V., Portugal-Loayza, A. & Fernández-Marín, H. 2021. Association patterns of acacia plants with three ant species and related organisms in a dry forest of Panama. Biotropica 53 (2): 560-566. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12899

Coronado, J., Solís del Valle, M., Amador-Vargas, S. 2020. True bugs living on ant-defended acacias: evasion strategies and ant species preferences, in Costa Rica and Panama. Revista de Biología Tropical 68: 415-425. DOI: 10.15517/rbt.v68i2.38505 

Barrantes, G, Valverde-Hernández, JC., Vargas-Rodríguez, A, Amador-Vargas, S. 2018. Another one breaking through an ant plant mutualism. Boletín de la Sociedad Zoológica del Uruguay 27: 11-13. DOI: 10.26462/27.1.4

Amador-Vargas, S. 2012c. Run, robber, run: parasitic acacia ants use speed and evasion to steal food from ant-defended trees. Phys. Ent. 37: 323-329DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3032.2012.00844.x

Amador-Vargas, S., M. Dominguez, G. León, B. Maldonado, J. Murillo, and G. L. Vides. 2014. Leaf-folding response of a sensitive plant shows context-dependent behavioral plasticity. Plant Ecology 215: 1445–1454. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-014-0401-4

Farji-Brener, A. G., Chinchilla, F. A, Magrach, A., Romero, V., Ríos, M., Velilla, M., Serrano, J.M. & Amador-Vargas, S. 2009. Slope orientation enhances the nurse effect of a paramo shrub, Hypericum irazuense in Costa Rica. J. Trop. Ecol. 25: 331-335.DOI: 10.1017/s0266467409005999

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. DOI:  10.1163/22244662-20191055

Farji-Brener, A.G., Elizalde, L., Fernández-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 B 283: 2016-2025. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0625

Farji-Brener, A., Chinchilla, F., Umaña, M.N. Ocasio-Torres,M., Chauta-Mellizo, A., Acosta-Rojas, D., Marinaro, S., de Torres Curth, M. & Amador-Vargas, S. 2014. Branching angles reflect a trade-off between reducing trail maintenance costs or travel distances in leaf-cutting ants. Ecology 96;510-517. DOI: 10.1890/14-0220.1

Farji-Brener, A. G., Amador-Vargas, S., Chinchilla F., Escobar S., Cabrera S., Herrera  M. I. & Sandoval C. 2010. Information transfer in head-on encounters between leaf-cutting ant workers: food, trail condition or orientation cues? Animal Behaviour 79: 343-349. DOI:  10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.11.009

Amador-Vargas, S., Martínez, J.A, Giraldo-Beltrán, P., González, R.M., Rifkin, S., Gamarra-Toledo, V. 2011. Ant body posture: gaster curling increases ant speed. Ecological Entomology 36: 663-666.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2011.01311.x

Quesada-Hidalgo, R., Eberhard, W. G., & Barrantes, G. 2021. Complex behavioral plasticity is not reduced in spiderlings with miniature brains. Plos one, 16 (6), e0251919.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251919

Quesada-Hidalgo, R., Solano-Brenes, D., Requena, G. S., & Machado, G. 2019. The good fathers: efficiency of male care and the protective role of foster parents in a Neotropical arachnid. Animal Behaviour, 150, 147-155. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.02.007

Gálvez D, Nieto C & Samaniego, P. 2020. Test of the prey-attraction hypothesis for the scorpion fluorescence. Neotropical Biodiversity 6:1, 172-177. DOI: 10.1080/23766808.2020.1844991

Gálvez D, Añino Y, Vega C, Bonilla E. 2020. Immune priming against bacteria in spiders and scorpions? PeerJ 8:e9285. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.9285

Vega-Hildago, A, Añino, Y., Krichilsky, E., Smith, A.R., Santos-Murgas, A & D. Gálvez. 2020. Decline of native bees (Apidae: Euglossa) in a tropical forest of Panama. Apidologie DOI: 10.1007/s13592-020-00781-2

Gálvez, D., Garrido, M., Gil, F. & Fernández-Marín, H. 2020. Benefits of living underground: the case of parasite release in the antlion (Myrmeleon timidus). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 168: 280-285. DOI: 10.1111/eea.12895

Bonadies, E., Wcislo, W.T., Gálvez, D., Hughes, W.H.O., Fernández-Marín, H. 2019. Hygiene Defense Behaviors Used by a Fungus-Growing Ant Depend on the Fungal Pathogen Stages. Insects 2019, 10(5), 130. DOI: 10.3390/insects10050130

Añino, Y., Parra-H, A and Gálvez, D. Sociobiology. 2019. Are Orchid Bees (Apidae: Euglossini) Good Indicators of the State of Conservation of Neotropical Forests? Sociobiology 66(1): 194-197. DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v66i1.3679 

Soley, F.G., Rodríguez, R. L., Höbel, G., & Eberhard, W. G. 2021. Insightful behaviour in arthropods?. Behaviour, 1(aop), 1-13.  DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-bja10077

Soley, F.G. 2019. A possible role of decorations in spiderwebs as protection devices that distract predators. Revista de Biología Tropical, 67(2), 164-173. DOI: 10.15517/rbt.v67i2supl.37227

Farji-Brener, A., & Amador-Vargas, S. 2023. Collateral damage: has the COVID-19 pandemic more strongly impacted medical research than other scientific areas?. PeerJ11, e15436.

Farji-Brener, A.G.& Amador-Vargas, S.2018. Hierarchy of hypotheses or hierarchy of predictions? Clarifying key concepts in ecological research. In: J. M. Jeschke & T. Heger (eds.), Invasion Biology: Hypotheses and Evidence (pp.19 – 22). CABI, Boston, USA.

Kardish, M.R., Mueller, U.G., Amador-Vargas, S., Dietrich, E.I., Ma, R., Barrett, B., Fang, C.-C., 2015. Blind trust in unblinded observation in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3: 51. DOI:10.3389/fevo.2015.00051

Farji-Brener, A.G., Amador-Vargas, S., 2014. Hierarchy of hypotheses or cascade of predictions? A comment on Heger et al. (2013). AMBIO 43, 1112–1114. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-014-0549-0

Soley, F.G., & Perfecto, I. 2021. A way forward for biodiversity conservation: high-quality landscapes. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2021.04.012

Chacón, I. S., & Soley, F.G. 2020. Research for decision-making in marine protected areas such as Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Revista de Biología Tropical, 68, 1-17. DOI: 10.15517/rbt.v68is1.41126 

Gálvez,D. 2021. Three-year monitoring of roadkill trend in a road adjacent to a national park in Panama Biotropica. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12995

Gijsman F. & Guevara M. 2020 Yellow-Headed Caracara as a Cleaner of White-Tailed Deer in an Urban Park. Journal of Raptor Research 54 (3): 319–321. doi:

Gálvez, D. 2019. Predation of a Rock pigeon by a Yellow-headed caracara in a suburban area in Panama. Journal of Raptor Research. 1: 109-110.DOI:  10.3356/JRR-18-11

Soley, F.G., 2021. Still no evidence for transgenerational inheritance or absence of epigenetic reprogramming in the honey bee. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(28). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2108608118