Sunshine A. Van Bael

9 publications found


Van Bael, S. A., H. Fernandez, 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. [Download]
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. [Download]


Sunshine A. Van Bael, Stacy M. Philpott, Russell Greenberg, Peter Bichier, Nicholas A. Barber, Kailen A. Mooney, and Daniel S. Gruner. 2008. Birds as predators in Tropical Agroforestry Systems. Ecology, 89(4), 2008, pp. 928–934. [Download]


Sunshine A. Van Bael, Peter Bichier, Isis Ochoa and Russell Greenberg. 2007. Bird diversity in cacao farms and forest fragments of western Panama. Biodiversity and Conservation. 16:2245–2256 [Download]
Van Bael, S. A., P. Bichier, and R. Greenberg. 2007. Bird predation on insects reduces foliage damage to cocoa trees (Theobroma cacao) in western Panama. Journal of Tropical Ecology 23:715-719. [Download]


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: It’s organization and role in the ecosystem.” Eds. J. Dighton, P Oudemans & J. White, in press. [Download]
Van Bael, S. and J. Brawn. 2005. The direct and indirect effects of insectivory by birds in two contrasting Neotropical forests. Oecologia 143, 106-116. [Download]


Van Bael, S. 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. [Download]


Van Bael, S., J. Brawn, and S. Robinson. 2003. Birds defend trees from insect herbivores in a Neotropical forest canopy. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, 100:14 pp.8304-8307. [Download]