Sunshine A. Van Bael, Ph.D.

Affiliations: 
2003 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL 
Area:
bird ecology, conservation
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Scott K. Robinson grad student 2003 UIUC
 (The direct and indirect effects of insectivory by birds in two neotropical forests.)
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Tellez P, Rojas E, Van Bael S. (2016) Red coloration in young tropical leaves associated with reduced fungal pathogen damage Biotropica. 48: 150-153
Kandalepas D, Blum MJ, Van Bael SA. (2015) Shifts in Symbiotic Endophyte Communities of a Foundational Salt Marsh Grass following Oil Exposure from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Plos One. 10: e0122378
Hammer TJ, Van Bael SA. (2015) An endophyte-rich diet increases ant predation on a specialist herbivorous insect Ecological Entomology. 40: 316-321
Estrada C, Degner EC, Rojas EI, et al. (2015) The role of endophyte diversity in protecting plants from defoliation by leaf-cutting ants Current Science. 109: 55-61
Mejía LC, Herre EA, Sparks JP, et al. (2014) Pervasive effects of a dominant foliar endophytic fungus on host genetic and phenotypic expression in a tropical tree. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5: 479
Estrada C, Rojas EI, Wcislo WT, et al. (2014) Fungal endophyte effects on leaf chemistry alter the invitro growth rates of leaf-cutting ants' fungal mutualist, Leucocoprinus gongylophorus Fungal Ecology. 8: 37-45
Estrada C, Wcislo WT, Van Bael SA. (2013) Symbiotic fungi alter plant chemistry that discourages leaf-cutting ants New Phytologist. 198: 241-251
Coblentz KE, Van Bael SA. (2013) Field colonies of leaf-cutting ants select plant materials containing low abundances of endophytic fungi Ecosphere. 4
Van Bael SA, Estrada C, Rehner SA, et al. (2012) Leaf endophyte load influences fungal garden development in leaf-cutting ants Bmc Ecology. 12
Van Bael SA, Seid MA, Wcislo WT. (2012) Endophytic fungi increase the processing rate of leaves by leaf-cutting ants (Atta) Ecological Entomology. 37: 318-321
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