Lumibao, C., Formel, S. Elango, V., Pardue, J.H., Blum, M., Van Bael, S.A. 2018. Persisting responses of salt marsh fungal communities to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Science of the Total Environment, 642:904-913.(pdf)

Osnas, J.L.D., Katabuchi, M. Kitajima, K. Wright, S.J., Reich, P.B. Van Bael, S.A., Kraft, N.J.B., Samaniego, M.J., Pacala, S. W., and Lichstein, J.W. Divergent drivers of leaf trait variation within species, among species, and among functional groups. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, (pdf

Zheng, M., Weiyao, W., Hayes, M., Nydell, A., Tarr, M.A., Van Bael, S.A., Papadopoulos, K. 2018. Degradation of Macondo 252 oil by endophytic bacteria Pseudomonas putida. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 6:1 643-648. (pdf

Washburn, G. and Van Bael S.A. 2017. Fungal diversity in galls of baldcypress trees. Fungal Ecology 29: 85-89. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., Estrada C., Arnold, A.E. 2016. Foliar endophyte communities and leaf traits in tropical trees. Book Chapter in “The Fungal Community,” Editors Dighton, J. and White, J., CRC Press. (proof pdf)

Mighell, K. and Van Bael, S. A. 2016. Selective elimination of microfungi in leaf-cutting ant gardens. Fungal Ecology, 24:15-20. (pdf)

Hall, J.E., Moss, D., Stallard, R.,....Van Bael, S..... et al. Managing Watersheds for Ecosystem Services in the Steepland Neotropics. 2015.  - Available in English and Spanish (Please download from this site). 

Tellez, Rojas and Van Bael. 2016. Red coloration in young tropical leaves associated with reduced fungal pathogen damageBiotropica, 48: 150–153. doi: 10.1111/btp.12303 (pdf)

Kandalepas, D., Blum, M. J., Van Bael, S. A. 2015. Shifts in symbiotic endophyte communities in a foundational salt marsh grass following oil exposure from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. PLOSone, (pdf).

Hammer, T. J., Van Bael, S. A. 2015. An endophyte-rich diet increases ant predation on a specialist herbivorous insect. Ecological Entomology, (pdf).

Estrada, C., Degner, E.C., Rojas, E.I., Wcislo, W.T., Van Bael, S. A. 2015. The role of endophyte diversity in protecting plants from defoliation by leaf-cutting ants. Current Science, (pdf).

Mejía L.C., Herre E.A., Sparks J.P., Winter K., García M.N., Van Bael S.A., Stitt J., Shi Z., Zhang Y., Guiltinan M.J. and Maximova S.N. 2014. Pervasive effects of a dominant foliar endophytic fungus on host genotypic and phenotypic expression in a tropical tree. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5:479. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00479 (pdf)

Estrada, C., Rojas, E., Wcislo, W., and S. A. Van Bael. 2014. Fungal endophyte effects on leaf chemistry alter the in vitro growth rates of leaf-cutting ants’ fungal mutualist, Leucocoprinus gongylophorus. Fungal Ecology 8, 37-45. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., R. Zambrano and J. E. Hall. 2013. Bird communities in forested and human modified landscapes of Central Panama: a baseline survey for a native species reforestation treatment. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management DOI: 10.1080/21513732.2013.842187 (pdf)

Coblentz, K. E., and S. A. Van Bael. 2013. Field colonies of leaf-cutting ants select plant materials containing low abundances of endophytic fungi. Ecosphere 4(5). (pdf)

Estrada, C., Wcislo, W., S. A. Van Bael. 2013. Symbiotic fungi alter plant chemistry that discourages leaf-cutting ants. New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/nph.12140. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., C. Estrada, S. Rehner, J. F. Santos, W. Wcislo. 2012. Leaf endophyte load influences fungal garden development in leaf-cutting ants. BioMedCentral Ecology 12:23. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., M. Seid, W. Wcislo. 2012. Endophytic fungi increase the processing rate of leaves by leaf-cutting ants (Atta). Ecological Entomology 37:318-321. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., C. Estrada, W. Wcislo. 2011. Fungal-fungal interactions in leaf-cutting ant agriculture.Psyche doi:10.1155/2011/617478. (pdf)

Schroth, G., D. Faria, M. Araujo, L. Bede, S. A. Van Bael, C. R. Cassano, L. C. Oliveira, J. H.C. Delabie. 2011. Conservation in tropical landscape mosaics: the case of the cacao landscape of southern Bahia, Brazil. Biodiversity and Conservation 20(8): 1635-1654. (pdf)

Urriola, J., A. Bethancourt, S. A. Van Bael. 2011. Limited persistence of endophytic fungi in leaf-cutting ant gardens. Neotropical Biology & Conservation 6(1): 1-4. (pdf)

Onoda, Y., M. Westoby ...S. A. Van Bael…et al. Global patterns of leaf mechanical properties. 2011. Ecology Letters 14: 301-312. (pdf)

Connahs, H., A. Aiello, S. A. Van Bael, G. Rodríguez-Casteńada. 2011. Caterpillar abundance and parasitism in a seasonally dry versus wet tropical forest of Panama. Journal of Tropical Ecology 27:51-58. (pdf)

Bittleston, L. S., F. Brockmann, W., Wcislo, S. A. Van Bael. 2011. Endophytic fungi reduce leaf-cutting ant damage to seedlings. Biology Letters 7: 30-32. (pdf)

Rojas, E. I., S. A. Rehner, G. J. Samuels, S. A. Van Bael… et al. 2010. Colletotrichum gloeosporioides sl associated with Theobroma cacao and other plants in Panama: multilocus phylogenies distinguish host-associated pathogens from asymptomatic endophytes. Mycologia 102: 1318-1338. (pdf)

Mooney, K., D. Gruner, N. Barber, S. A. Van Bael, S. Philpott, R. Greenberg. 2010. Interactions among predators and the cascading effects of vertebrate insectivores on plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(16): 7335-7340. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., H. Fernández-Marín, M. Valencia, E. Rojas, W. Wcislo, E.A. Herre. 2009. Two fungal symbioses collide: Endophytic fungi are not welcome in leaf-cutting ant gardens. Proceedings Royal Society of London – Series B 276: 2419-2426. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., M. Valencia, E. Rojas, N. Gómez, D.M. Windsor, & E. A. Herre. 2009. Effects of foliar endophytic fungi on the preference and performance of a leaf beetle, Chelymorpha alternans Boheman (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Biotropica 41:221-225. (pdf)

L. C. Mejía, E. I. Rojas Z. Maynard, A. E. Arnold, S. A. Van Bael, G. J. Samuels, N. Robbins, E. A. Herre. 2008. Endophytic fungi as biocontrol agents of Theobroma cacao pathogens, Biological Control 46: 4-14. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., S. Philpott, R. Greenberg, P. Bichier, N. Barber, K. Mooney and D. Gruner. 2008. Birds as predators in tropical agroforestry systems: a meta-analysis. Ecology 89: 928-934. (pdf).

Van Bael, S. A., P. Bichier and R. Greenberg. 2007. Bird predation on insects reduces damage to the foliage of cocoa trees (Theobroma cacao) in western Panama. Journal of Tropical Ecology 23:715-719. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., I. Ochoa, P. Bichier and R. Greenberg. 2007. Bird diversity in cacao farms and forest fragments of western Panama. Biodiversity and Conservation 16:2245-2256. (pdf)

E. A. Herre, L. C. Mejía, D. Kyllo, E. I. Rojas, Z. Maynard, A. Butler, S. A. Van Bael. 2007.
Antipathogenic effects of endophytic fungi in roots and leaves of Theobroma cacao: implications for tropical host plants. Ecology 88: 550-557. (pdf)

Herre, E.A., S. A. Van Bael, Z. Maynard, N. Robbins, J. Bischoff, A. E. Arnold, E. Rojas,L. C. Mejia, R. A. Cordero, C. Woodward, and D. A. Kyllo. 2005. Tropical plants as chimera: some implications of foliar endophytic fungi for the study of host plant defense, physiology, and genetics. Book chapter in “Biotic Interactions in the Tropics.” Eds. D. Burslem, M. Pinard & S. Hartley. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., Z. Maynard, N. Robbins, J. Bischoff, A. E. Arnold, E. Rojas, L. C. Mejia, D. A. Kyllo, and E. A. Herre. 2005. Emerging perspectives on the ecological roles of endophytic fungi in tropical plants. Book chapter in “The Fungal Community: Its organization and role in the ecosystem.” Eds. J. Dighton, P Oudemans & J. White. Taylor & Francis Publishing Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., Aiello, A., Valderrama, A., Medianero, E., Samaniego, M. and S. J. Wright. 2004. General herbivore outbreak of following an El Niño related drought in a lowland Panamanian forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 625-633. (pdf)

Pauw, A., S. A. Van Bael, H. Peters et al. 2004. Physical damage in relation to carbon allocation strategies in tropical forest tree saplings. Biotropica 36: 410-413. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A. and J. Brawn. 2005. The direct and indirect effects of insectivory by birds in two contrasting Neotropical forests. Oecologia 143: 106-116. (pdf)

Van Bael, S. A., J. Brawn, and S. Robinson. 2003. Birds defend trees from insect herbivores in a Neotropical forest canopy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 100:8304-8307. (pdf)

Van Bael S. and S. Pruett-Jones. 2000. Breeding biology and social behaviour of the eastern race of the Splendid Fairy-wren, Malurus splendens melanotus. Emu 100: 95-108. (pdf)

Van Bael S. and S. Pruett-Jones. 1996. Exponential population growth of Monk Parakeets in the United States. Wilson Bulletin 108:584-588. (pdf)