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  1. Fernandez-Fournier PG, Aviles, L. 2018. Environmental filtering and dispersal as drivers of metacommunity composition: Complex spider webs as habitat patches. Ecosphere. 9(2): e2101
  2. Fernandez-Fournier PG, Straus SG, Aviles L.. 2018. Behavioral modification of a social spider by a wasp parasitoid. Ecological Entomology In Press
  3. Fernandez-Fournier, P.G, Guevara, J.P, Hoffman, C. & L. Aviles. 2018. Trait overdispersion and the role of sociality in the assembly of social spider communities across the Americas. PNAS. 201721464
  4. Haberkern, AG., Fernandez-Fournier PG.,& Aviles, L.. 2018. Spinning in the rain: interactions between spider web morphology and microhabitat use. Biotropica Under Revision
  5. Harwood GG, & Aviles, L. 2018. The shortfall of sociality: how group living affects hunting performance of individual social spiders. Behavioral Ecology ary099, https://doi.org/10.1093/
  6. Lichenstein, JLL., Kamath, A., Bengston, SE., Aviles, L., & Pruitt, JN. 2018. Female biased sex ratios increase colony survival and reproductive output in the spider Anelosimus studious. The American Naturalist. 143: 155- 165
  7. Ludwig, L., Barbour, M., Guevara, J. P, Aviles, L., &, Gonzalez, A. 2018. Caught in the web: spider web architecture affect prey specialization and spider prey stoichiometric relationships. Ecology and Evolution. 8: 6449–6462
  8. Robertson, M.G & Aviles, L.. 2018. Rain, predators, and vegetation lushness may structure web-building spider communities along precipitation gradients. Ecological Entomology. In press.
  9. Straus SG , & Aviles, L. 2018. Effects of host colony size and hygiene behaviors on social spider kleptoparasite loads along an elevation gradient. Functional Ecology. 10.1111/1365‐2435.13225
  10. Straus, S. & Aviles, L. 2018. Estimating consumable biomass from body length and order in insects and spiders. Ecological Entomology. 43: 69-75
  11. Aviles, L. & Guevara, J. 2017. Sociality in Spiders. Comparative Social Evolution. Cambridge University Press 188-223
  12. Hoffman, C. & Aviles, L. 2017. Rain, predators, and spider sociality: a manipulative experiment. Behavioral Ecology 28:589-596
  13. Pruitt, J. & Aviles, L. 2017. Social spiders: Mildly successful social animals with much untapped research potential. Animal Behavior Online version 14 Sep 2017 doi.org/10.1016/j.an
  14. Straus, S. & Aviles L. 2017. Estimating consumable biomass from body length and order in insects and spiders. Ecological Entomology Online version 5 Sep 2017 DOI: 10.1111/een.1247
  15. Sharpe, R. & Aviles, L. 2016. Prey size and scramble vs. contest competition in a social spider: implications for population dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology 85:1401-1410. doi: 10.1111/1365-
  16. Guevara, J & Aviles, L. 2015. Ecological predictors of spider sociality in the Americas. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 1181-1191
  17. Hart, E.M. & Aviles, L. 2014. Reconsctructing local population dynamics in noisy metapopulations—the role of catastrophes and Allee effects. PLoS ONE, vol 9, doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0110
  18. Agnarsson, I., Aviles, L, & W.P. Maddison. 2013. Loss of genetic variability in social spiders: genetic and phylogenetic consequences of population subdivision and inbreeding. J Evol Biol, 26: 27-37. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.1202
  19. Guevara, J. & Aviles, L. 2013. Community-wide body size differences between diurnal and nocturnal insects. Ecology, 94: 537-543
  20. Harwood, G. & Aviles, L. 2013. Differences in group size and the extent of individual participation in group hunting may contribute to differential prey-size use among social spiders. Biology Letters, 9: 3-7
  21. Samuk, K., & Aviles, L. 2013. Indiscriminate care of offspring predates the evolution of sociality in alloparenting social spiders. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67: 1275-1284
  22. Aviles, L. & Harwood, G. 2012. A quantitative index of sociality and its application to group-living spiders and other social organisms. Ethology 118: 1219-1229. DOI: 10.1111/et
  23. Aviles, L. & Purcel, J. 2012. The evolution of inbred social systems in spiders and other organisms: From short-term gains to long term evolutionary dead-ends? Invited synthesis paper, Advances in the Study of Behavior, 44: 99-133. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394288-3.00003
  24. Corcobado, G.G, Rodriguez-Girones, M.A., Moya-Larano, J. & L. Aviles. 2012. Sociality level correlates with dispersal ability in spiders. Functional Ecology, 26: 794-803. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365
  25. Pruitt, J.N.G, Oufiero, C.E., Aviles, L., & S.E. Riechert. 2012. Iterative evolution of increased behavioral variation characterizes the transition to sociality in spiders and proves advantageous. Am. Nat., 180: 496-510. DOI: 10.1086/6675
  26. Purcell, J.G, Brelsford, AG, & Aviles, L. 2012. Co-evolution between sociality and dispersal: the role of synergistic cooperation benefits. J Theor Biol, 312: 44-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.
  27. Purcell, J.G, Vasconcellos-Netto, J., Gonzaga, J M., Fletcher, J., & Aviles, L. 2012. Spatio-Temporal differentiation and sociality in spiders. PLOS ONE, 7: 4, e34592 DOI: 10.1371/jour
  28. Guevara, J. and L. Aviles. 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
  29. Guevara, J., M. Gonzaga, J. Vasconcellos-Netto, and L. Aviles. 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
  30. Pruitt, J.N. G, Iturralde, G. U, Riechert, S. E., & Aviles, L. 2011. Amazonian social spiders share similar within-colony behavioural variation and behavioural syndromes. Animal Behaviour, 82: 1449-1455
  31. Samuk, K. G, LeDue, E. U & Aviles, L. 2011. Sister clade comparison reveal reduced maternal care behavior in social cobweb spiders. Behavioral Ecology, 23: 35-43. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/a
  32. Samuk, K., E. LeDue & L. Aviles. 2011. Reduced maternal care in social spiders: Evidence of sociality mediated relaxed natural selection? Behavioral Ecology 23: 35-43
  33. Guevara, J. and L. Aviles. 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 »
  34. Purcell, J. and L. Aviles. 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 »
  35. Yip, E.C., K.S. Powers, and L. Aviles. 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 »
  36. Aviles, 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 »
  37. Guevara, J. & L. Avil├ęs. 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 »
  38. Powers, K. and L. Aviles. 2007. The role of prey size and abundance in the geographical distribution of spider sociality. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 995-1003 Link »
  39. Purcell, J. and L. Aviles. 2007. Smaller colonies and more solitary living mark higher elevation populations of a social spider. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 590-597 Link »
  40. Agnarsson, I., Aviles, L., Coddington, J.A., Maddison, W.P. 2006. Social theridiid spiders – repeated origins of an evolutionary dead-end. Evolution 60: 2342-2351 Link »
  41. Aviles, L. and T. Bukowski. 2006. Group living and inbreeding depression in a subsocial spider. Proc. R. Soc. London 270: 157-163 Link »
  42. Aviles, 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 »
  43. Aviles, 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 »
  44. Aviles, 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 »
  45. Aviles, L. 1999. Cooperation and non-linear dynamics: An ecological perspective on the evolution of sociality. Evol. Ecol. Research 1:459-477 Link »
  46. Aviles, L. and P. Tufino. 1998. Colony size and individual fitness in the social spider Anelosimus eximius. Am. Nat. 152: 403-418 Link »
  47. Aviles, 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 »
  48. Aviles, L. 1993. Interdemic selection and the sex ratio: a social spider perspective. Am. Nat. 142:320-345 Link »