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  1. Guevara, J. and L. Avilés. 2011. Influence of body size and level of cooperation on the prey capture efficiency of two sympatric social spiders exhibiting an included niche pattern. Functional Ecology, 25: 859-867 Guevara_and_Aviles_Func_Ecol_2011.pdf
  2. Guevara, J., M. Gonzaga, J. Vasconcellos-Netto, and L. Avilés. 2011. Sociality and resource use: Insights from a community of social spiders in Brazil. Behavioural Ecology, 22: 630-638 Guevara_et_al._Behav_Ecol-2011.pdf
  3. Samuk, K., E. LeDue & L. Avilés. 2011. Reduced maternal care in social spiders: Evidence of sociality mediated relaxed natural selection? Behavioral Ecology 23: 35-43
  4. Guevara, J. and L. Avilés. 2009. Elevational changes in the composition of insects and other terrestrial arthropods at tropical latitudes: a comparison of multiple sampling methods and social spider diets. Insect Conservation and Diversity 2: 142-152 Link »
  5. Purcell, J. and L. Avilés. 2008. Gradients of precipitation and ant abundance may contribute to the altitudinal range limit of subsocial spiders. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275: 2617-2625 Link »
  6. Yip, E.C., K.S. Powers, and L. Avilés. 2008. Cooperative capture of large prey solves scaling challenge faced by large spider societies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105: 11818-11822 Link »
  7. Avilés, L., I. Agnarsson, P. Salazar, J. Purcell, G. Iturralde, E. Yip, K.S. Powers, and T. Bukowski. 2007. Altitudinal patterns of spider sociality and the biology of a new mid-elevation social Anelosimus species in Ecuador. American Naturalist 170: 783–792. Link »
  8. Guevara, J. & L. Avilés. 2007. Multiple sampling techniques confirm differences in insect size between low and high elevations that may influence levels of spider sociality. Ecology 88: 2015-2033 Link »
  9. Powers, K. and L. Avilés. 2007. The role of prey size and abundance in the geographical distribution of spider sociality. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 995-1003 Link »
  10. Purcell, J. and L. Avilés. 2007. Smaller colonies and more solitary living mark higher elevation populations of a social spider. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 590-597 Link »
  11. Agnarsson, I., Avilés, L., Coddington, J.A., Maddison, W.P. 2006. Social theridiid spiders – repeated origins of an evolutionary dead-end. Evolution 60: 2342-2351 Link »
  12. Avilés, L. and T. Bukowski. 2006. Group living and inbreeding depression in a subsocial spider. Proc. R. Soc. London 270: 157-163 Link »
  13. Avilés, L., J. Fletcher, and A.C. Cutter. 2004. The kin composition of social groups: Trading group size for degree of altruism. Am. Nat. 164:132-144 Link »
  14. Avilés, L. 2002. Solving the freeloaders paradox: Genetic associations and frequency dependent selection in the evolution of cooperation among nonrelatives. PNAS 99(22):14268-14273 Link »
  15. Avilés, L., J. McCormack, A. Cutter, and T. Bukowski. 2000. Precise highly female-biased sex ratios in a social spider. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 267: 1445-1449 Link »
  16. Avilés, L. 1999. Cooperation and non-linear dynamics: An ecological perspective on the evolution of sociality. Evol. Ecol. Research 1:459-477 Link »
  17. Avilés, L. and P. Tufiño. 1998. Colony size and individual fitness in the social spider Anelosimus eximius. Am. Nat. 152: 403-418 Link »
  18. Avilés, L. 1997. Causes and consequences of cooperation and permanent-sociality in spiders. Evolution of Social Behaviour in Insects and Arachnids Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Link »
  19. Avilés, L. 1993. Interdemic selection and the sex ratio: a social spider perspective. Am. Nat. 142:320-345 Link »