García-Robledo, C. Chuquillanqui, H, Kuprewicz, E.K. and Escobar, F. (Accepted). Lower thermal tolerance in nocturnal than in diurnal ants: a challenge for nocturnal ectotherms facing global warming. Ecological Entomology __: __-__

García-Robledo, C. Horvitz, C.C., Kress, J.W., Carvajal-Acosta, N., Erwin, T.L. and Staines, C.L. (In Press). Experimental assemblage of novel plant-herbivore interactions: ecological host shifts after 40 million years of isolation. Biotropica __: __-__


García-Robledo, C., Erin K. Kuprewicz, Charles L. Staines, Terry L. Erwin and W. John Kress. (2016). Limited tolerance by insects to high temperatures across tropical elevational gradients and the implications of global warming for extinction. PNAS 113: 680 – 685.

McClearn D, E. Castro, R. Coleman, J. Espeleta, C. Garcia-Robledo, A. Gilman, J. Gonzalez, A.T. Joyce, E.K. Kuprewicz, J. Longino, N. Michel, C.M. Rodriguez, A. Romero, C. Soto, O. Vargas, A. Wendt, S. Whitfield and R.M. Timm. (2016). The Caribbean Lowland Evergreen Moist Forests.pp. 527 – 590. In: Kappelle, M. (ed.). Costa Rican Ecosystems. The University of Chicago Press. Chicago, Il.


J. Kress, C. García-Robledo,M. Uriarte and D. L. Erickson (2015). DNA barcodes for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30: 25 – 35.

García-Robledo, C., C.L. Staines and W J. Kress (2015). A new species of bromeliad-feeding Cephaloleia Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Costa Rica: evidence from DNA barcodes, larval and adult morphology and insect diets. ZooKeys 477: 143 – 155.


Staines, C.L. and C. Garcia-Robledo. (2014). Monograph: The genus Cephaloleia, Chevrolat 1836 (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae). ZooKeys 436: 1-355.

García-Robledo, C., E.K. Kuprewicz et al. (2014). First Record of the Genus Chelobasis Gray, 1832 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) in Mexico (North America). The Coleopterists Bulletin 68: 774 – 775.


García–Robledo, C., E.K. Kuprewicz*, C.L. Staines, W. J. Kress and T.L. Erwin. (2013). Using a comprehensive DNA barcode library to detect novel egg and larval host plant associations in a Cephaloleia Rolled-leaf Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110: 189 – 198. (*Equally authored paper)

García–Robledo, C., D.L. Erickson, C.L. Staines, T.L. Erwin and W. J. Kress. (2013). Tropical plant – herbivore networks: reconstructing species interactions using DNA barcodes. PLOS ONE. 8(1): e52967. doi:52910.51371/journal.pone.0052967.


García–Robledo, C. and C.C. Horvitz. (2012). Parent-offspring conflicts, “optimal bad motherhood” and the “mother knows best” principles in insect herbivores colonizing novel host plants. Ecology and Evolution. 2 : 1446 – 1457.

García–Robledo, C. and C.C. Horvitz. (2012). Jack of all trades masters novel host plants: positive genetic correlations in specialist and generalist insect herbivores expanding their diets to novel hosts. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25 : 38 – 53.


García–Robledo, C. and C.C. Horvitz. (2011). Experimental demography and the vital rates of generalist and specialist insect herbivores on novel and native host plants. Journal of Animal Ecology. 80: 976 – 989.


García–Robledo, C. (2010). Restoration of plant -pollinator interactions: pollination neighborhood and asymmetric pollen flow between restored habitats in a beetle-pollinated aroid. Restoration Ecology.18: 94 -102.

García–Robledo, C., Horvitz, C.C. and Staines, C.L. (2010). Adult and larval morphology, host plants, adult longevity and notes on natural history in Cephaloleia “rolled-leaf beetles” (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Zootaxa.2610: 50 -68.

Kuprewicz, E.K. and C. García–Robledo. (2010). Mammal and insect seed predation of a chemically and structurally-defended Fabaceae, Mucuna holtonii, in a Costa Rican rain forest . Journal of Tropical Ecology.26: 263 -269.


García–Robledo, C. and C.C. Horvitz (2009). Host plant leaf scents attract rolled-leaf beetles to neotropical gingers (Zingiberales) in a Central American tropical rain forest. . Entomologia experimentalis et applicata.131: 115 -120.

García–Robledo, C. and E.K. Kuprewicz (2009).Vertebrate fruit removal and ant seed dispersal in the neotropical ginger Renealmia alpinia (Zingiberaceae). Biotropica. 41: 209 – 214. (Equally authored paper).


García–Robledo, C. (2008). Asymmetry in pollen flow promotes gender specialization in morphs of the distylous neotropical herb Arcytophyllum lavarum (Rubiaceae). Evolutionary ecology. 22: 743 – 755.

García–Robledo, C. and C. Staines. (2008). Herbivory in gingers from latest Cretaceous to present: is the ichnogenus Cephaloleichnites (Hispinae, Coleoptera) a rolled-leaf beetle?. Journal of Paleontology. 82: 1035 – 1037.


García–Robledo, C., E.K. Kuprewicz and C. Staines. (2007). Hispine-like herbivore damage in Canna bangii (Zingiberales, Cannaceae) by Anopsilus weevils (Curculionidae, Baridinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin. 61: 468 – 470.

García–Robledo, C., and F. Mora. (2007). Pollination Biology and the Impact of Floral Display, Pollen Donors and Distyly on Seed Production in Arcytophyllum lavarum (Rubiaceae). Plant biology. 9: 453-461.


García–Robledo, C., P. Quintero-Marín. F. Mora-Kepfer. 2005. Geographic Variation and Succession of Arthropod Communities in Inflorescences and Infructescences of Xanthosoma (Araceae). Biotropica. 37: 650-656.

García -Robledo, C., G. Kattan, C. Murcia, P. Quintero.2005. Equal and opposite effects of floral offer and spatial distribution on fruit production and pre-dispersal seed predation in Xanthosoma daguense (Araceae). Biotropica. 37: 373-380.

García-Robledo, C. 2005. Comparison between two methods to measure herbivory. Is herbivory in the Neotropics more severe than we thought? Journal of Tropical Biology. 53: 111-114.

García-Robledo, C., and C. Murcia. 2005. Comparative habitat susceptibility to invasion by Chinese ash (Fraxinus chinensis: Oleaceae) in a tropical Andean landscape. Biological Invasions. 7: 405-415


García-Robledo, C. , G. Kattan, C. Murcia and P. Quintero. 2004. Beetle pollination and fruit predation in Xanthosoma daguense (Araceae). Journal of Tropical Ecology. 20: 459 – 469.


García-Robledo C., L. M. Constantino, M. D. Heredia and G. Kattan. 2002. Field guide to the butterflies of the Eastern Andes cordillera of Colombia. [Guía de Campo de las Mariposas Comunes de la Cordillera Central de Colombia]. (Book in spanish). Wildlife Conservation Society. Cali, Colombia.

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