Articles and Book Chapters
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  1. Darlington, J., E. Cancello, and O DeSouza. 1992. Ergatoid reproductives in termites of the genus Dolichorhinotermes Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae. Sociobiology 20(1):41-47.
  2. DeSouza, O., 1995. Biologia e controle de cupins, chap. Efeitos da fragmentação de ecossistemas em comunidades de cupins, pp. 19-27. FEALQ.
  3. Miramontes, O. and O. DeSouza, 1996. The nonlinear dynamics of survival and social facilitation in Nasutitermes termites. Journal of Theoretical Biology 181(4): 373-380.   
  4. Darlington, J., E. Cancello, and O DeSouza. 1992. Ergatoid reproductives in termites of the genus Dolichorhinotermes Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae. Sociobiology 20(1):41-47.
  5. DeSouza, O. and V. Brown, 1994. Effects of habitat fragmentation on Amazonian termite communities. Journal of Tropical Ecology 10: 197-206.
  6. DeSouza, O., 1995. Biologia e controle de cupins, chap. Efeitos da fragmentação de ecossistemas em comunidades de cupins, pp. 19-27. FEALQ.
  7. Miramontes, O. and O. DeSouza, 1996. The nonlinear dynamics of survival and social facilitation in Nasutitermes termites. Journal of Theoretical Biology 181(4): 373-380.
  8. Zanuncio, J., A. Laranjeiro, and O DeSouza. 1996. Controle de Acromyrmex subterraneus molestans Santschi Hymenoptera: Formicidae com Sulfluramida. Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil, 25:383-388.
  9. Constantino, R., and O. DeSouza. 1997. Key to soldiers of Atlantitermes Fontes, with a new species from Brazil (Isoptera: Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae). Tropical Zoology, 10:205-213.
  10. Carneiro, M. A. A., O. DeSouza, G.W. Fernandes, and A. C. F. Lara. 1998. A diversidade padronizada. Ciência Hoje 24:26-32.
  11. Bragança, M., O. DeSouza, and J. Zanuncio. 1998. Environmental heterogeneity as a strategy for pest management in Eucalyptus plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 102:9-12.
  12. DeSouza, O., E. Lima, A. Pallini and R. Reis Jr., 1999. Teaching entomology: from paternalism to active learning. Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil 28(3): 365-373.
  13. Fadini, M. A. M., O DeSouza, and C. J. Fanton. 2001. Efeito da profundidade de aplicação e da distribuição de inseticidas líquidos no controle de cupins de montículo em pastagens (Isoptera: Termitidae). Neotropical Entomology, 30(1):157-159.
  14. DeSouza, O., J. Schoereder, V. Brown and R. Bierregaard Jr., 2001. A theoretical overview of the processes determining species richness in forest fragments. In Lessons from Amazonia: the ecology and conservation of a fragmented forest, edited by Bierregaard JR, R., and S Lovejoy, R Mesquita, C Gascon, pp. 111-121. New York: Yale University Press.
  15. DeSouza, O., O. Miramontes, C. Santos and D. Bernardo, 2001. Social facilitation affecting tolerance to poisoning in termites (Insecta, Isoptera). Insectes Sociaux 48(1): 10-15.
  16. Soares, S. M., J. Schoereder, and O DeSouza. 2001. Processes involved in species saturation of ground-dwelling ant communites. Austral Ecology, 26(2):187-192.
  17. Fanton, C. J., E. Vilela, and O DeSouza. 2002. Biologia e controle da broca-do-café: situação atual e perspectivas. In O estado da arte de tecnologias na produção de café, edited by Zambolim, L. Vol. 1, 451-469. Rio Branco.
  18. DeSouza, O., L. Albuquerque, V. Tonello, L. Pinto and R. Reis Jr., 2003. Effects of fire on termite generic richness in a savanna-like ecosystem ("Cerrado") of Central Brazil. Sociobiology 43(3): 639-649.
  19. Hickel, E., G. Hickel, O. DeSouza, E. Vilela and O. Miramontes, 2003. Dinâmica populacional da mariposa oriental, Grapholita molesta (Busk), em pomares de pessegueiro e ameixeira. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira 38(3): 10-15.
  20. Schoereder, J., C. Sperber, T.G. Sobrinho, C.R. Ribas, C. Galbiati, R.B.F. Campos, and O DeSouza. 2003. Por que a riqueza de espécies de insetos é menor em fragmentos menores? Processos locais e regionais. In Ecossistemas brasileiros: manejo e conservação, edited by Claudino-sales, V, 31-38. Fortaleza: Expressão.
  21. DeSouza, O. and O. Miramontes, 2004. Non-asymptotic trends in the social facilitated behaviour of termites (isoptera). Sociobiology 44(2): 13-18.
  22. Santos, C., O. DeSouza and R. Guedes, 2004. Social facilitation attenuating insecticide-driven stress in termites (Isoptera: Nasutitermitinae). Sociobiology 44(2): 19-23.
  23. Schoereder, J., C. Galbiati, C. Ribas, T. Sobrinho, C. Sperber, O. DeSouza and C. Lopes-Andrade, 2004. Should we use proportional sampling for species-area studies? Journal of Biogeography 31: 1219-1226
  24. Cancello,E & O. DeSouza, 2004. A new species of Glossotermes (Isoptera): re ALTIMETRICS: Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (52nd percentile) ALTIMETRICS: Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (52nd percentile)appraisal of the genus status, with transfer from the Rhinotermitidae to the Serritermitidae. Sociobiology 44(3):
  25. Reis-Jr, R, DeSouza,O and Vilela,EF 2000 Predators impairing the natural biological control of parasitoids. An. Soc. Entomol. Brasil 29(3): 507-514.
  26. Galbiati,C, DeSouza,O and Schoereder,JH 2005 Diversity patterns in termite communities: species-area relationship, alpha and beta diversity (Isoptera: Termitidae). Sociobiology 45(3): 925-936.
  27. Gonçalves, TT, DeSouza,O, Reis-Jr, R and Ribeiro,SP 2005 Effect of tree size and growth form on the presence and activity of arboreal termites (Insecta: Isoptera) in the Atlantic rain forest. Sociobiology, 46 (2):
  28. Gonçalves, TT, DeSouza,O, Reis-Jr, R and Ribeiro,SP 2005 Predation and interference competition between ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and arboreal termites (Isoptera: Termitidae). Sociobiology, 46 (2):
  29. Brunow,GS, DeSouza,O and Miramontes 2005. Commercial gouache as a dye for termites in laboratory assays. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 48 (4): 575-579.
  30. Carneiro, MAA, Fernandes,GW and DeSouza,O 2005. Convergence in the variation of local and regional galling species richness. Neotropical Entomology, 34 (4): 547-554.
  31. Miramontes, O and DeSouza, O. 2008. Individual basis for collective behaviour in the termite, Cornitermes cumulans. Journal of Insect Science, 8: 22.
  32. Lima,MM, Gonçalves,TT, DeSouza,O and Reis-Jr.,R 2006. Nesting site selection by Coptotermes gestroi (Insecta: Isoptera). Sociobiology, in press.
  33. Teixeira,CAD, DeSouza,O and Costa,JNM 2006. Frutos de café "conilon" brocados por Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Insecta: Coleoptera): qual a importância de sua queda durante a fase de frutificação? Neotropical Entomology, 35(3):390-394.
  34. Araujo,APA, Galbiati,C and DeSouza,O 2007. Neotropical termite species (Isoptera) richness declining as resource amount rises: food or enemy-free space constraints? Sociobiology, 49(2):
  35. Santos,CA, Oliveira,MGA, DeSouza,O, Serrão,JE 2007. Social facilitation and lipid metabolism in termites (Insecta: Isoptera). Sociobiology, 50(1):
  36. Albano,AP, Telles,T, DeSouza, O 2008. Ecologia do forrageamento de cupins de solo e arborícolas. In Insetos Sociais: da biología à aplicação, edited by Evaldo-Ferreira Vilela et al, UFV-Editora.
  37. Sanchés-Román,RM, Soares, AA, Matos, AT, Sedyiama,GC, DeSouza,O and Mounteer,AH 2007. Domestic wastewater disinfection using solar radiation for agricultural reuse. Transactions of the ASABE, 50(1): 65-71.
  38. Campos,WG, Schoereder,JH and DeSouza,O 2006. Seasonality in neotropical populations of Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera): resource availability and migration. Population Ecology, 48:151-158.
  39. Marins, A & DeSouza, O 2008. Nestmate recognition in Cornitermes cumulans termites (Insecta: Isoptera). Sociobiology, 51 (1): 255-263
  40. Rosa,CS, Marins, A and DeSouza.O 2008. Interactions between beetle larvae and their termite hosts (Coleoptera; Isoptera, Nasutitermitinae). Sociobiology, 51 (1): 191-197
  41. Freymann,BP, Buitenwerf,R, DeSouza,O and Olff,H. 2008. The importance of termites (Isoptera) for the recycling of herbivore dung in tropical ecosystems: a review. European Journal of Entomology, 105: 165–173
  42. Gonçalves, TT, DeSouza, O and Billen,J. 2009. A novel exocrine structure in the thorax of termites. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm).
  43. DeSouza, O, Araújo, APA and Reis-Jr, R. 2009.Trophic controls delaying foraging by termites: reasons for the ground being brown? Bulletin of Entomological Research (Cambridge), 99: 603-609
  44. Loreto,RG, DeSouza, O and Elliot,SL. 2009 Colored glue as a tool to mark termites (Cornitermes cumulans; Isoptera. Termitidae) for ecological and behavioral studies. Sociobiology, 54 (1)
  45. Araújo,FS, Araújo,APA, Silva-Junior,WM, Meira-Neto,JAA and DeSouza,O. 2010. Bottom-up effects on selection of trees by termites (Insecta: Isoptera). Sociobiology, 55 (3): 725-733
  46. DeSouza, O & Cancello. 2010. Termites and ecosystem function. In: Del Claro, K et al. (eds). Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, HTE 6.142, CS12. Unesco.
  47. Florencio,DF, Rosa,CS, Marins,A, Cristaldo,PF, Araujo,AP, Silva,IR and DeSouza,O. 2011. How to preserve termite samples in the field for carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes studies? Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 25 (1); 243-246
  48. Rosa,C and DeSouza,O. 2011. Sweave - Interface entre R e LaTeX. The Practex Journal, 2010 (2):1-
  49. Leite,GLD; Veloso, RVS; Zanuncio, JC; Alves, SM; Amorim,CAD & DeSouza,O. 2011. Factors affecting Constrictotermes cyphergaster (Isoptera: Termitidae) nesting on Caryocar brasiliense trees in the Brazilian savanna. Socibiology 57 (1): 165-180
  50. Araujo APA, de Araujo FS, DeSouza O. 2011. Resource suitability affecting foraging area extension in termites (Insecta, Isoptera). Sociobiology 57 (2): 271-283
  51. Rosa, CS & DeSouza, O. 2011. Spiders, Ants and an Amazonian Myrmecophyte: a Tale of Trophic Cascades. Sociobiology 58 (2): 403-418
  52. Miramontes, DeSouza, Hernández & Ceccon. 2012. Non-Lévy mobility patterns of Mexican Me'Phaa peasants searching for fuel wood. Human Ecology, 40 (2)
  53. Cristaldo PF, Rosa CS, Florencio DF, Marins A & DeSouza O. 2012 Termitarium volume as a determinant of invasion by obligatory termitophiles and inquilines in the nests of Constrictotermes cyphergaster (Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae). Insectes Sociaux, 59 (4): 541-548
  54. Florencio DF, Marins A, Rosa CS, Cristaldo PF, Araújo APA, Silva IR & DeSouza, O. 2013. Diet Segregation between cohabiting builder and inquiline termite species. PLoS One, 8 (6): e66535
  55. Cristaldo PF, DeSouza O, Krasulová J, Jirosová A, Kutalová K, et al. 2014. Mutual Use of Trail-Following Chemical Cues by a Termite Host and Its Inquiline. PLoS One 9 (1): e85315. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085315
  56. Miramontes O, DeSouza O, Paiva LR, Marins A, Orozco S. 2014. Lévy Flights and Self-Similar Exploratory Behaviour of Termite Workers: Beyond Model Fitting. PLoS ONE 9(10): e111183. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111183
  57. Miramontes O, DeSouza O. 2014. Social evolution: new horizons. In: Benítez M, Miramontes O, Valiente-Banuet (eds), Frontiers in Ecology, Evolution and Complexity. CopIt-arXives, Mexico City, pp. 232-254.
  58. Cristaldo, PF and Jandák, V, Kutalová, K, Rodrigues, VB, Brothánek, M, Jiricek, O, DeSouza, O, Sobotnik, J. 2015.The nature of alarm communication in Constrictotermes cyphergaster (Blattodea: Termitoidea: Termitidae): the integration of chemical and vibroacoustic signals. Biology Open : doi: 10.1242/bio.014084
  59. Estivalis, L., Manuel, J., Omondi, B. A., DeSouza, O., Oliveira, I. H. R., Ignell, R., & Lorenzo, M. G. 2015. Molecular basis of peripheral olfactory plasticity in Rhodnius prolixus, a Chagas disease vector. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 3, 74.
  60. Gil, Z. N., Benavides, P., De Souza, O., Acevedo, F. E., & Lima, E. 2015. Molecular markers as a method to evaluate the movement of Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari). Journal of Insect Science, 15(1), 72. doi:10.1093/jisesa/iev058
  61. Cristaldo, P et alii. 2016. Heterospecific detection of host alarm cues by an inquiline termite species (Blattodea: Isoptera: Termitidae). Animal Behaviour 120: 43-49. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.07.025
  62. DeSouza O, Araújo APA, Florencio DF, Rosa CS, Marins A, Costa DA, et al. 2016. Allometric scaling of patrolling rate and nest volume in Constrictotermes cyphergaster termites: hints on the settlement of inquilines. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147594. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147594
  63. Araújo, APA., Cristaldo, PF., Florencio, DF., Araújo FS., DeSouza O.  2017 Resource suitability modulating spatial co‐occurrence of soil‐forager termites (Blattodea: Termitoidea). Austral Entomology 56: 235-243
  64. Cristaldo PF., Araújo AP., Almeida CS., Cruz NG., Ribeiro EJM., Rocha MLC., Santana AS., Santos AA., Passos A., DeSouza O., Florencio DF. 2016 Resource availability influences aggression and response to chemical cues in the Neotropical termite Nasutitermes aff. coxipoensis (Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology. DOI 10.1007/s00265-016-2134-y
  65. DeSouza, O., Tuci, E. & Miramontes, O. 2016. Fruitful symbioses between termites and computers. arXiv:1608.05367
  66. Campbell C., Russo L., Marins A., DeSouza O., Schönrogge K., Mortensen D., Tooker J., Albert R., Shea K. 2016. Top-down network analysis characterizes hidden termite-termite interactions. Ecology and Evolution 2016; 6(17): 6178–6188
  67. Cristaldo PF., Rodrigues V., Elliot S., Araújo AP. 2016. Heteroespecific detection of host alarm cues by an inquiline termite species (Blattodea: Isoptera: Termitidae). Animal Behaviour 120 (2016) 43-49.
  68. Silva LM., Marques CC., Novelli J., Henriques DJ., DeSouza O., Lima E. 2017. Flight behavior and oviposition of Tuta absoluta on susceptible and resistant genotypes of Solanum lycopersicum. Arthropod-Plant Interactions DOI 10.1007/s11829-017-9500-1
  69. Monteiro I., Viana-Junior A.B., Solar RRC, Neves FS (accepted) Disturbance-modulated symbioses in termitophily. Ecology and Evolution
  70. Carvalho YC., Clemente LO., Guimarães MP., DeSouza O. 2018. Suitable light regimes for filming termites in laboratory bioassays. Sociobiology 65(1): 108-111 (March, 2018) Special Issue. DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v65i1.2095.
  71. Nunes LF., Roxinol JA., Cristaldo P., Marinho R., DeSouza O. 2018. The use of Tympanic Arena as an Alternative for Behavioral Vibroacoustic Essays in Termites (Blattodea: Isoptera). Sociobiology 65(1): 101-107 (March, 2018) Special Issue. DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v65i1.2090.
  72. Rosa CS., Cristaldo P., Florencio DF., Marins A., Lima ER., DeSouza O. 2018. On the Chemical Disguise of a Physogastric Termitophilous Rove Beetle. Sociobiology 65(1): 38-47 (March, 2018) Special Issue. DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v65i1.1942. 
  73. Fernandes GW., Murcia SL., Santos JC., DeSouza O., Constantino R., Haifig I. 2018. Termite Foraging on Plants of a Brazilian Savanna: the Effects of Tree Height. Sociobiology 65(1): 48-58 (March, 2018) Special Issue. DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v65i1.1802
  74. Almeida CS., Cristaldo P., DeSouza O., Bacci L., Florencio DF., Cruz NG., Santos AA., Santana AS., Oliveira AP., Lima AP., Araújo APA. 2018. Resource density regulates the foraging investment in higher termite species.
    Ecological Entomology (2018), DOI: 10.1111/een.12508.
  75. DeSouza, O., Souza, P.C., Miramontes, O. 2017. Urbes no humanas. In: Miramontes. O., Lugo, I., Sosa, L. (eds). Complejidad y urbanismo: del organismo a la ciudad. CopIt-arXives, Mexico City, pp. 5-28
  76. Rodrigues, VB, Costa, DA, Cristaldo, PF, DeSouza, O. 2018. Lagged Population Growth in a Termite Host Colony: Cause or Consequence of Inquilinism? Neotropical Entomology https://doi.org/10.1007/s13744-018-0634-3
  77. Pisno, RM, Salazar, K, Lino-Neto, J, Serrão, JE, DeSouza, O. 2018 Termitariophily: expanding the concept of termitophily in a physogastric rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Ecological Entomology, https://doi.org/10.1111/een.12709. ALTIMETRICS: click here
  78. Nunes, L.F.; Cristaldo, P.F.; Silva, P.S.; Felix, L.B., Ribeiro, D.M., DeSouza, O. 2019. Dataset on substrate-bourne vibrations of Constrictotermes cyphergaster (Blattodea: Isoptera) termites. Data, 4 (2): 10.3390/data4020087 
  79. Bezerra, F. I.; Mendes, M. & DeSouza, O. New record of Mastotermitidae from Fonseca Basin, Eocene-Oligocene boundary of southeastern Brazil. Biologia, 2020 https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-020-00441-x ONLINE ATTENTION: Click here for Altimetrics
  80. Hugo, H, Cristaldo, PF, DeSouza, O. Nonaggressive behavior: A strategy employed by an obligate nest invader to avoid conflict with its host species. Ecol Evol. 2020; 00: 1– 14. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6572 c
  81. Viana-Junior, AB; Mitraud,P; Dáttilo, W; DeSouza, O; Neves, FS. 2020. Elevational environmental stress modulating specise cohabitation in nests of a social insect. Ecological Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/een.12939  ALTIMETRICS: Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (52nd percentile)