Pie, M.R., Bornschein, M.R., Ribeiro, L.F., Faircloth, B.C., McCormack, J.E. Phylogenomic species delimitation in microendemic frogs of the Brazilian Atlantic forest. bioRxiv 143735; doi:

Pie, M.R., Faircloth, B.C., Ribeiro, L.F., Bornschein, M.R.,  McCormack, J.E. Phylogenomics of montane frogs of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest supports a scenario of isolation in sky islands followed by relative climatic stability. bioRxiv 226159; doi:

Bornschein MR, Ribeiro LF, Rollo Jr. MM, Confetti AE, Pie MR. (2017Advertisement call of Brachycephalus albolineatus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) PeerJ Preprints 5:e3461v1

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Meyer, A.L.S. & Pie, M.R. Environmental prevalence and the distribution of species richness across climatic niche space. Journal of Biogeography.

Nickele, M.A., Pie, M.R., Moura, M.O. The behavior of Acromyrmex crassispinus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on trail bifurcations and the influence of ant flow on error rates of nestbound laden workers. Journal of Insect Behavior.


119. Arnan, X., Burle, G., Pie, M.R., Ribeiro-Neto, J.D., Leal, I.R. 2018. Increased anthropogenic disturbance and aridity reduce phylogenetic and functional diversity of ant communities in Caatinga dry forest. Science of the Total Environment 631–632 (2018) 429–438.


118. Pie, M.R., Ribeiro, L.F., Bornschein, M.R. 2017. Is the taxonomy of Brachycephalus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) in need of rescue? A reply to Condez et al. (2017). Zootaxa 4350: 587-589

117. Streicher, J.W., Miller, E.C., Guerrero, P.C., Correa, C., Ortiz, J.C., Crawford, A.J., Pie, M.R., Wiens, J.J.  2017 Evaluating methods for phylogenomic analyses, and a new phylogeny for a major frog clade (Hyloidea) based on 2,214 loci. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 119:128-143

116. Neves, F.M., Viana, R., Pie, M.R. Recurrence analysis of ant activity patterns. PLoS ONE 12(10): e0185968.

115. Pie, M.R., Ströher, P.R., Belmonte-Lopes, R., Bornschein, M.R., Ribeiro, L.F., Faircloth, B.C., McCormack, J.E. 2017. Phylogenetic relationships of diurnal, phytotelm-breeding Melanophryniscus (Anura: Bufonidae) based on mitogenomic data. Gene 628: 194–199.

114. Ribeiro LF, Blackburn DC, Stanley EL, Pie MR, Bornschein MR. 2017 Two new species of the Brachycephalus pernix group (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from the state of Paraná, southern Brazil. PeerJ 5:e3603 microCT model of Brachycephalus curupira. [BBC – Brazil] [] []

113. Pie, M.R., Campos, L.L.F., Meyer, A.L.S., Duran, A. 2017. The evolution of climatic niches in squamate reptiles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 284: 20170268

112. Zenker, M.M., Wahlberg, N., Brehm, G., Teston, J.A., Przybylowicz, L., Pie, M.R., Freitas, A.V.L. 2017. Systematics and origin of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) in the Neotropical region. Zoologica Scripta 46: 348-362

111. Agostinis, A.O., Dal Pont, G., Horodesky, A., Pie, M.R., Ostrensky, A. 2017. Is there detectable long-term depletion of genetic variation in freshwater fish species affected by an oil spill? Water, Air, & Soil Pollution (2017) 228:256.

110. Pie, M.R., P. R. Ströher, A. O. Agostinis, R. Belmonte-Lopes, M. Z. Tadra-Sfeir & A. Ostrensky. Development of a real-time PCR assay for the detection of the golden mussel (Limnoperna fortunei, Mytilidae) in environmental samples. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 89:1041-1045

109. Neves, F.M. & Pie, M.R. On the adult behavioral repertoire of the sawfly Perreyia flavipes Konow, 1899 (Hymenoptera: Pergidae): movement, mating, and thanatosis. Neotropical Entomology.

108. Rorato, A.C, Araujo, S.B.L., Perez, D.M., & Pie, M.R. 2017. Social cues affect synchronization of male waving displays in a fiddler crab (Crustacea: Ocypodidae). Animal Behaviour 126: 293–300.

107. Pie, M.R. & Meyer. 2017. The evolution of range sizes in mammals and squamates: heritability and differential evolutionary rates for low- and high-latitude limits. Evolutionary Biology 44: 347-355.

106. Ströher P.R.,  Zarza E., Tsai, W.L.E., McCormack J.E., Feitosa, R.M., Pie, M.R. The mitochondrial genome of Octostruma stenognatha (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and its phylogenetic implications. Insectes Sociaux 64: 149–154

105. Bender, M.G., Leprieur, F., Mouillot, D., Kulbicki, M., Parravicini, V., Pie, M.R., Barneche, D.R., Oliveira-Santos, L.G.R., Floeter, S.R. Isolation drives taxonomic and functional nestedness in tropical reef fish faunas. Ecography 40: 425–435.

104. Pie, M.R., Ströher, P.R., Bornschein, M.R., Ribeiro, L.F., Faircloth, B.C., McCormack, J.E. 2017. The mitochondrial genome of Brachycephalus brunneus (Anura: Brachycephalidae), with comments on the phylogenetic position of Brachycephalidae. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 71: 26-31.


103. Teschima, M.M., Stroher, P.R., Firkowski, C.R., Pie, M.R., Freire, A.S. 2016 Large scale connectivity of Grapsus grapsus (Decapoda) in the Southwestern Atlantic oceanic islands: genetic and morphometric approach. Marine Ecology 37:1360-1372

102. Ceríaco, L.M., Gutiérrez, E.E., Dubois, A. and 490 signatories. 2016. Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa. 4196 (3): 435–445

101. Candioti, F.V., Grosso, J., Haad, B., Pereyra, M.O., Bornschein, M.R., Borteiro, C., Costa, P., Kolenc, F., Pie, M. R., Proaño, B., Ron, S., Stanescu, F., Baldo, D. 2016. Structural and Heterochronic Variations During the Early Ontogeny in Toads (Anura: Bufonidae). Herpetological Monographs. 30(1):79-118. 2016

100. Bornschein, M.R., Ribeiro, L.F., Blackburn, D.C., Stanley, E.L. & Pie, M.R. 2016. A new species of Brachycephalus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. PeerJ. 4:e2629. [3D model of the skeleton of the new species]

99. Bornschein, M.R., Firkowski, C.R., Belmonte-Lopes, R., Corrêa, L., Ribeiro, L.F., Morato, S.A.A., Antoniazzi-Jr., R.L., Reinert, B.L., Meyer, A.L.S., Cini, F.A., Pie, Marcio R. 2016. Geographical and altitudinal distribution of Brachycephalus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) endemic to the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest. PeerJ. 4: e2490.

98. Nickele, M.A., Reis Filho, W., Pie, M.R., Penteado, S.C. Daily foraging activity of Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants and implications for their control. Sociobiology. 63: 645-650

97. Pie, M.R. The macroevolution of climatic niches and its role in ant diversification. Ecological Entomology. 41: 301-307

96. Firkowski, C.R., Bornschein, M.R., Ribeiro, L.F., Pie, M.R. Species delimitation, phylogeny and evolutionary demography of co-distributed, microendemic frogs in the southern Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 100: 345–360.

95. Amaral, F.R., Edwards, S.V, Pie, M.R., Jennings, W.B., Svensson-Coelho, M., d’Horta, F.M., Schmitt, C.J., Maldonado-Coelho, M. The “Atlantis Forest hypothesis” does not explain Atlantic Forest phylogeography. PNAS 113: E2097-E2098.

94. Pie, M.R. & Feitosa, R.S.M. 2016 Relictual ant lineages and their evolutionary implications. Myrmecological News 22: 55-58.

93. Zenker, M. M., Rougerie, R., Teston, J.A., Laguerre, M., Pie, M. R. ; Freitas, A. V. L. 2016. Fast Census of Moth Diversity in the Neotropics: A Comparison of Field-Assigned Morphospecies and DNA Barcoding in Tiger Moths. PLoS One 11, p. e0148423.


92. Bornschein, M.R., Firkowski, C.R., Baldo, D.,  Ribeiro, L.F., Belmonte-Lopes, R., Corrêa, L., Morato, S.A.A., Pie, M.R. 2015. Three New Species of Phytotelm-Breeding Melanophryniscus from the Atlantic Rainforest of Southern Brazil (Anura: Bufonidae). Plos One 10: e0142791. [National Geographic][O Globo] [Veja] [Bem Paraná] [La Información]

91. Bornschein, M.R., Maurício, G.N., Pie, Marcio R. 2015. Rectification of the type locality of Ischnocnema paranaensis (Anura: Brachycephalidae), a missing species of the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. Zootaxa 3957(2): 249-250.

90. Niebuhr, B.S., Wosniack, M.E., Santos, M.C., Raposo, E.P., Viswanathan, G.M., da Luz, M.G.E., Pie, M. R. 2015. Survival in patchy landscapes: the interplay between dispersal, habitat loss and fragmentation. Scientific Reports 5: 11898.

89. Duran, A. & Pie, M.R. 2015. Tempo and mode of climatic niche evolution in Primates. Evolution 9: 2496–2506.

87. Zenker, M.M., Devries, P.J., Penz, C.M., Teston, J.A., Freitas, A.V.L., Pie, M.R. 2015. Diversity and composition of Arctiinae moth assemblages along elevational and spatial dimensions in Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 129-140.

86. Bornschein, M.R., Pizo, M.A., Sobotka, D.D., Belmonte-Lopes. R., Golec, C., Machado-de-Souza, T., Pie, M.R., Reinert, B.L. 2015. Longevity records and signs of aging in Marsh Antwren (Thamnophilidae). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127: 98-102.

85. Bornschein, M. R., Belmonte-Lopes, R., Ribeiro, L. F., Maurício, G. N. , Pie, M. R. . Rectification of the position of the type locality of Brachycephalus tridactylus (Anura: Brachycephalidae), a recently described species from southern Brazil. Zootaxa 4007, p. 149, 2015.

84. Nickele, M.A.,Pie, M.R. 2015. Sequential load transport during foraging in Acromyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) leaf-cutting ants. Myrmecological News 21: 73-82.

83. Ribeiro, L.F., Bornschein, M.R. ; Belmonte-Lopes, R., Firkowski, C.R., Morato, S.A.A., Pie, M.R. 2015. Seven new microendemic species of Brachycephalus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from southern Brazil. PeerJ 3: e1011.[BBC] [National Geographic] [The Guardian] [Washington Post] [Science Daily] [The Australian]

82. Perbiche-Neves, G., Boxshall, G., Previattelli, D., Naliato, D.A., Pie, M.R., Rocha, C.E.F., Nogueira, M.G. 2015. Regulation of the abundance and turnover of copepod species by temperature, turbidity and habitat type in a large river basin. Austral Ecology 6: 718–725.


81. Carnaval, A. C. ; Waltari, E. ; Rodrigues, M. T. ; Rosauer, D. ; Vanderwal, J. ; Damasceno, R. ; Prates, I. ; Strangas, M. ; Spanos, Z. ; Rivera, D. ; Pie, M. R. ; Firkowski, C. R. ; Bornschein, M. R. ; Ribeiro, L. F. ; Moritz, C. 2014. Prediction of phylogeographic endemism in an environmentally complex biome. Proceedings – Royal Society. Biological Sciences 281: 20141461-20141461.

80. Baldo, Diego ; Candioti, Florencia Vera ; Haad, Belén ; Kolenc, Francisco ; Borteiro, Claudio ; Pereyra, Martín O. ; Zank, Caroline ; Colombo, Patrick ; Bornschein, Marcos R. ; Sisa, Flavia Netto ; Brusquetti, Francisco ; Conte, Carlos E. ; Nogueira-Costa, Paulo ; Almeida-Santos, Patricia ; Pie, Marcio R. 2014. Comparative morphology of pond, stream and phytotelm-dwelling tadpoles of the South American Redbelly Toads (Anura: Bufonidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 112: 417-441.

79. Ribeiro, Luiz Fernando ; Ströher, Patrícia R. ; Firkowski, Carina R. ; CINI, F. A. ; Bornschein, Marcos R. ; Pie, Marcio R. 2014. Brachycephalus pernix (Anura: Brachycephalidae), a new host of Ophiotaenia (Eucestoda: Proteocephalidea). Herpetology Notes 7: 291-294.

78. Lobato, Fabio L. ; Barneche, Diego R. ; Siqueira, Alexandre C. ; Liedke, Ana M. R. ; Lindner, Alberto ; Pie, Marcio R. ; Bellwood, David R. ; Floeter, Sergio R. 2014. Diet and Diversification in the Evolution of Coral Reef Fishes. Plos One, v. 9, p. e102094.

77. Perbiche-Neves, Gilmar; Previattelli, Daniel, Pie, Marcio R.; Duran, Andressa; Suáres-Morales, Eduardo; Boxshall, G.A., Nogueira, M.G.; Da Rocha, Carlos E.F. 2014. Historical biogeography of the neotropical Diaptomidae (Crustacea: Copepoda). Frontiers in Zoology 11: 36.

76. Deslandes, V.; Faria, Luiz R.R.; Borges, Marcelo E.; Pie, Marcio R. 2014. The structure of an avian syllable syntax network. Behavioural Processes 106: 56-59.

75. Meyer ALS, Pie MR, Passos FC. 2014. Assessing the exposure of lion tamarins (Leontopithecus spp.) to future climate change. American Journal of Primatology.[SciAm]

74. Wosniak, ME, Santos MC, Pie MR, Marques MCM, Raposo EP, Viswanathan GM, da Luz MGE. 2014 Unveiling a mechanism for species decline in fragmented habitats: fragmentation induced reduction in encounter rates. J. R. Soc. Interface 11: 20130887.


73. Castilho-Westphal G, Ostrensky A, Pie MR, Boeger WA. 2013 . Morphology of the female reproductive system and reproductive cycle of the mangrove land crab Ucides cordatus (L.) in the Baía de Antonina, Paraná, Brazil. Acta Zoologica 94: 86-93.

72. Ströher, P.R., Li, Chenhong, Pie, M.R. 2013. Exon-primed intron-crossing (EPIC) markers as a tool for ant phylogeography. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 57: 427-430.

71. Duran A, Meyer ALS, Pie MR (2013) Climatic Niche Evolution in New World Monkeys (Platyrrhini). PLoS ONE 8(12): e83684. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083684

70. Nickele, Mariane A.; Pie, Marcio R.; Reis-Filho, Wilson; Penteado, S. R. C. 2013. Formigas cultivadoras de fungos: estado da arte e direcionamento para pesquisas futuras. Pesquisa Florestal Brasileira 33: 53-72.

69. Bender, Mariana G., Pie, Marcio R.; Rezende, Enrico L.; Mouillot, David; Floeter, Sergio R. 2013. Biogeographic, historical and environmental influences on the taxonomic and functional structure of Atlantic reef fish assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 1173-1182.

68. Pie, Marcio R. ; Tschá, Marcel K. 2013. Size and shape in the evolution of ant worker morphology. PeerJ, v. 1, p. e205. [The Conversation]

67. Fehlauer-Ale, Karin H.; Mackie, J. A.; Lim-Fong, Grace E.; Ale, Ezequiel; Pie, Marcio R.; Waeschenbach, Andrea. 2013. Cryptic species in the cosmopolitan Bugula neritina complex (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata). Zoologica Scripta.

66. Bilski, D. R., Pie, M. R., Passos, F. C. 2013. Variable inbreeding effects across life-history stages in a captive carnivorous mammal population. Animal Conservation.

65. Portella, Tatiana P., Bilski, Diego R., Passos, Fernando C., Pie, Marcio R. 2013. Assessing the efficacy of hair snares as a method for noninvasive sampling of Neotropical felids. Zoologia 30: 49-54.

64. Pie, Marcio R., Meyer, Andreas L.S., Firkowski, Carina R., Ribeiro, Luiz F., Bornschein, Marcos R. 2013. Understanding the mechanisms underlying the distribution of microendemic montane frogs (Brachycephalus spp., Terrarana: Brachycephalidae) in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest. Ecological Modelling 250: 165-176.

63. Araújo, Sabrina Borges Lino, Rorato, Ana C., Perez, Daniela, M., Pie, Marcio R. 2013. A spatially explicit model of synchronization in fiddler crab waving displays. Plos One, v. 8, p. e57362.


62. Belmonte-Lopes, R., Bravo, G.A., Bornschein, M.R., Maurício, G.M., Pie, M.R., Brumfield, R.T. 2012 . Genetic and morphological data support placement of Myrmotherula gularis (Spix) in the monotypic genus Rhopias Cabanis and Heine (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae). Zootaxa 3451: 1-16.

61. Nickele, Mariane A., Pie, Marcio R., Reis Filho, Wilson. 2012. Emigration of a colony of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex heyeri Forel (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 56: 385-386.

60. Bornschein, Marcos R., Corrêa, Leandro, Belmonte-Lopes, Ricardo, Klemann, L., Cáceres, Nilton C., Pie, Marcio R. 2012. The use of highlands by the Lowland Tapir (Tapirus terrestris) in the southern Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Neotropical Biology and Conservation 7: 210-213.

59. Almeida, Eduardo A. B., Pie, Marcio R., Brady, Seán G., Danforth, Bryan N. 2012. Biogeography and diversification of colletid bees (Hymenoptera: Colletidae): emerging patterns from the southern end of the world. Journal of Biogeography 39: 526-544.

58. Reinert, Bianca L., Belmonte-Lopes, Ricardo, Bornschein, Marcos R., Sobotka, Daiane D., Corrêa, Leandro, Pie, Marcio R., Pizo, Marco A. 2012. Nest and Eggs of the Marsh Antwren (Stymphalornis acutirostris): The Only Marsh-Dwelling Thamnophilid.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124: 286-291.

57. Perez, Daniela. M., Rosenberg, Michael S., Pie, Marcio R.. 2012. The evolution of waving displays in fiddler crabs (Uca spp., Crustacea: Ocypodidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. , v.106, 307-315.

56. Ávila, Ricardo P., Mancera, Paulo F.A., Esteva, Lourdes, Pie, Marcio R., Ferreira, Cláudia P. 2012. Traveling waves in the Lethargic Crab Disease. Applied Mathematics and Computation. 218: 9898–9910.


55. Ströher, Patrícia R., Firkowski, Carina R., Freire, Andrea S., Pie, Marcio R.. 2011. A molecular method for the detection of sally lightfoot crab larvae (Grapsus grapsus, Brachyura, Grapsidae) in plankton samples. Genetics and Molecular Biology  34: 529-531.

54. Bueno-Silva, Marlus, Boeger, Walter A., Pie, Marcio R.. 2011. Choice matters: Incipient speciation in Gyrodactylus corydori (Monogenoidea: Gyrodactylidae). International Journal for Parasitology. 41: 657-667.

53. Fontoura, Pedro Luiz, Ribeiro, Luiz Fernando, Pie, Marcio Roberto. 2011. Diet of Brachycephalus brunneus (Anura: Brachycephalidae): in the Atlantic Rainforest of Paraná, southern Brazil. Zoologia 28; 687-689.

52. Baggio, Rafael A., Pil, Maria W., Boeger, Walter A., Patella, Luciana A., Ostrensky, Antonio, Pie, Marcio R.. 2011. Genetic evidence for multiple paternity in the mangrove land crab (Decapoda: Ocypodidae). Marine Biology Research 7: 520-524.

51. Castilho, Gisela G., Ostrensky, Antonio, Pie, Marcio R., Boeger, Walter A.. 2011. Phenotypical traits and gonadal development in mangrove land crab, Ucides cordatus (Decapoda: Ocypodidae). Acta Zoologica 92: 393-397.

50. Pil, M. W., Boeger, M. R. T., Muschner, V. C., Pie, M. R., Ostrensky, A., Boeger, W. A.. 2011. Postglacial north-south expansion of populations of Rhizophora mangle (Rhizophoraceae) along the Brazilian coast revealed by microsatellite analysis. American Journal of Botany. 98: 1031-1039.

49. Pie, MR, Boeger, WA, Patella, L, Vicente, VA, Ribeiro, RO, Ostrensky, A. 2011. Specific primers for the detection of the black-yeast fungus associated with lethargic crab disease (LCD) Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 94: 73-75.


48. Ferreira, C. P., Pie, M.R., Esteva, L., Mancera, P. F. A., Boeger, W. A., Ostrensky, A.. 2009. Modelling the lethargic crab disease. Journal of Biological Dynamics. 3: 620-634.

47. Pie, M. R., Baggio, R. A., Boeger, W. A., Patella, L. A., Ostrensky, A., Vitule, J. R. S., Abilhoa, V. 2009. Molecular data reveal a diverse species complex in the upper Iguaçu River. Journal of Fish Biology 75: 2357-2362.

46. Pie, Marcio R., Tschá, Marcel K.. 2009. The macroevolutionary dynamics of ant diversification. Evolution 63: 3023-3030.


45. Ventura, R., Silva, U.A., Perbiche-Neves, G., Ostrensky, A., Boeger, W. A., Pie, M.R.. 2008. Duration of the pre-settlement period of the mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (Decapoda: Ocypodidae) under laboratory conditions. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. , v.51, 957-962

44. Vicente, V.A., Attili-Angelis, D.S., Pie, M.R., Queiroz-Telles, F., Cruz, L. M., Najafzadeh, M.J., De Hoog, G. S., Pizziriani-Kleiner, A.A.. 2008. Environmental isolation of black yeast-like fungi involved in human infection. Studies in Mycology. , 61: 137–144

43. Barros, R.C., Rocha, R.M., Pie, M.R.. 2008. Human-mediated global dispersion of Styela plicata (Tunicata, Ascidiacea). Aquatic Invasions. 4: 45-57.

42. Prodocimo, V., Tschá, M. K., Pie, M. R., Oliveira-Neto, J. F., Ostrensky, A., Boeger, W. A.. 2008. Lack of genetic differentiation in the fat snook (Teleostei: Centropomidae) along the Brazilian coast. Journal of Fish Biology 73: 2075-2082

41. Ventura, R., Silva, U.A., Perbiche-Neves, G., Ostrensky, A., Boeger, W. A., Pie, M.R.. 2008. Larval cannibalism rates in the mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (Decapoda: Ocypodidae) under laboratory conditions. Aquaculture Research. 39: 263-267.

40. Castilho, G.G., Ostrensky, A., Pie, M.R., Boeger, W. A.. 2008. Morphology and histology of the male reproductive system of the mangrove land crab Ucides cordatus (L.) (Crustacea, Brachyura, Ocypodidae). Acta Zoologica. 89; 157-161.

39. Castilho-Westphal, G.G., Ostrensky, A., Pie, M.R., Boeger, W. A. 2008. O estado da arte das pesquisas com o caranguejo-uçá, Ucides cordatus. Archives of Veterinary Science 13: 149-164.

38. Oliveira-Neto, J.F., Pie, M.R., Chammas, M. A., Ostrensky, A., Boeger, W. A. 2008. Phylogeography of the blue land crab Cardisoma guanhumi (Decapoda: Gecarcinidae) along the Brazilian coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 88: 1417-1423.

37. Pestana, D., Pie, M.R., Ostrensky, A., Boeger, W. A.. 2008. Seasonal variation in larval density of Limnoperna fortunei (Bivalvia, Mytilidae) in the Iguaçu and Paraná Rivers, in the region of Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Southern Brazil. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology 51: 607-612.

36. Pestana, D., Ostrensky, A., Boeger, W. A., Pie, M.R.. 2008. The effect of temperature and body size on filtration rates of Limnoperna fortunei (Bivalvia, Mytilidae) under laboratory conditions. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology 52: 1135-144.

35. Pie, M.R., Oliveira-Neto, J.F., Boeger, W. A., Baggio, R.A. 2008. The organization of the mitochondrial control region in two brachyuran crustaceans: Ucides cordatus (Ocypodidae) and Cardisoma guanhumi (Gecarcinidae). Journal of Heredity 99: 432-437

34. Castilho, A.L., Pie, M.R., Fransozo, A., Pinheiro, A.P., Costa, R. C.. 2008. The relationship between environmental variation and species abundance in a shrimp community (Crustacea: Decapoda: Penaeoidea) in Southeastern Brazil. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 88: 119-123.


33. Pie, M.R., Tscha, M.K., Marteleto, F.M.. 2007. Antisymmetry in female strobili of Pinus taeda. Brazilian Journal of Biology 67: 801-802

32. Figueiredo, J., Pimentel, I.C., Vicente, V.A., Pie, M.R., Kava-Cordeiro, V., Galli-Terasawa, L.V., Pereira, J.O., Souza, A.L., Glienke, C.. 2007. Bioprospecting highly diverse endophytic Pestalotiopsis spp. with antibacterial properties from Maytenus ilicifolia, a medicinal plant from Brazil. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. ,, 1123-1132

31. Oliveira-Neto, J.F., Boeger, W. A., Pie, M.R., Ostrensky, A., Hungria, D.B.. 2007. Genetic structure of populations of the mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (Decapoda: Ocypodidae) at local and regional scales. Hydrobiologia 586: 69-76

30. Boeger, W. A., Pie, M.R., Vicente, V.A., Ostrensky, A., Hungria, D.B., Castilho, G.G.. 2007. Histopathology of the mangrove land crab, Ucides cordatus (Ocypodidae), affected by Lethargic Crab Disease: clues to understand the disease. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 78: 73-81

29. Oliveira-Neto, J.F., Pie, M.R., Boeger, W. A., Ostrensky, A., Baggio, R.A.. 2007. Population genetics and evolutionary demography of Ucides cordatus (Decapoda: Ocypodidae). Marine Ecology. , v.28, 460-469

28. Boeger, W. A., Pie, M.R., Falleiros, R.M., Ostrensky, A., Darrigran, G., Mansur, M.C.D., Belz, C.E.. 2007. Testing a molecular protocol to monitor the presence of golden mussel larvae (Limnoperna fortunei) in plankton samples Journal of Plankton Research 29: 1015-1019

27. Pie, M.R., Torres, R.A., Brito, D.M.A.. 2007. The evolution of genome size in teleostean fishes: testing the Hinegardner – Rosen hypothesis  Genetica 131: 51-58.

26. Aguiar, L.M., Pie, M.R., Passos, F.C.. 2007. Wild mixed groups of howler species (Alouatta caraya and A. clamitans) and new evidence for their hybridization Primates 49: 1-4


25. Pie, M.R., Boeger, W. A., Patella, L.A., Falleiros, R.M.. 2006. A fast and accurate molecular method for the detection of larvae of the golden mussel Limnoperna fortunei (Mollusca: Mytilidae) in plankton samples. Journal of Molluscan Studies 72: 218-219

24. Pie, M.R., Ribeiro, R.O., Boeger, W. A., Ostrensky, A., Falleiros, R.M., Angelo, L.. 2006. A simple PCR-RFLP method for the discrimination of native and introduced oyster species (Crassostrea brasiliana, C. rhizophorae and C. gigas; Bivalvia: Ostreidae) cultured on the Brazilian coast. Aquaculture Research 37: 1598-1600

23. Patto, C.E.G., Pie, M.R. 2006. Escape behavior in the Neotropical frog Hylodes asper (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Acta Herpetologica 2: 141-146

22. Pie, M.R.. 2006. Evolution of genome size: A phylogenetic test of the DNA loss hypothesis. Genetika 47: 1-3

21. Pie, M.R., Alvares, L.E.. 2006. Evolution of myostatin in vertebrates: is there evidence for positive selection? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 41, 730-734

20. Fumis, P.B., Fransozo, A., Bertini, G., Braga, A.A., Pie, M.R.. 2006. Growth rate of the crab Dissodactylus crinitichelis (Decapoda: Pinnotheroidea) under laboratory conditions Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 119: 395-403.

19. Pie, M.R., Traniello, J.F.A.. 2006. Morphological evolution in a hyperdiverse clade: the ant genus Pheidole. Journal of Zoology. 27: 99.

18. Ferster, B., Pie, M.R., Traniello, J.F.A.. 2006. Morphometric Variation in North American Pogonomyrmex ants: Caste Evolution through ecological release or dietary change? Ethology Ecology & Evolution. 18: 19-32

17. Boeger, W. A., Pie, M.R., Ostrensky, A., Cardoso, M.F.. 2006. The effect of exposure to seismic prospecting on coral reef fishes. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography 54: 235-239

16. Pie, M.R.. 2006. The influence of phylogenetic uncertainty on the detection of positive Darwinian selection. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 23: 2274-2278


15. Pie, M.R., Weitz, J.S.. 2005. A null model of morphospace occupation. American Naturalist. 166: E1-E13

14. Pie, M.R., Rosengaus, R.B., Calleri, D.V., Traniello, J.F.A.. 2005. Density and disease resistance in group-living insects: do eusocial species exhibit density-dependent prophylaxis?  In Ethology Ecology & Evolution. 17: 41-50

13. Pie, M.R., Engers, K.B., Boeger, W. A.. 2005. Density-dependent topographical specialization in Gyrodactylus anisopharynx (Monogenoidea, Gyrodactylidae). The Journal of Parasitology 92: 459-463

12. Andriguetto-Filho, J.M., Ostrensky, A., Pie, M.R., Silva, U.A., Boeger, W. A.. 2005. Evaluating the impact of seismic prospecting on artisanal shrimp fisheries. Continental Shelf Research 25: 1720-1727

11. Boeger, W. A., Pie, M.R., Ostrensky, A., Patella, L.A.. 2005. Lethargic crab disease: multidisciplinary evidence supports a mycotic etiology. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 100: 161-167

10. Boeger, W. A., Kritsky, D.C., Pie, M.R., Engers, K.B.. 2005. Mode of transmission, host switching and escape from the Red Queen by viviparous gyrodactylids. The Journal of Parasitology 91: 1000-1007

9. Pie, M.R.. 2005. Signal evolution in prey recognition systems. Behavioural Processes 68; 47-50.


8. Pie, M.R., Rosengaus, R.B., Traniello, J.F.A.. 2003. Nest architecture, activity pattern, worker density and the dynamics of disease transmission in social insects. Journal of Theoretical Biology 226: 45-51

7. Boeger, W. A., Kritsky, D.C., Pie, M.R.. 2003. The context of diversification of  the viviparous Gyrodactylidae (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea). Zoologica Scripta 32: 437-448.


6. Pie, M.R.. 2002. Behavioral repertoire, age polyethism and adult transport in Ectatomma opaciventre (Hymenoptera: Ponerinae). Journal of Insect Behavior 15: 25-35.

5. Pie, M.R.. 2002. Foraging ecology and behavior of the ponerine ant Ectatomma opaciventre Roger in a Brazilian savanna. Journal of Natural History. 38: 717-729.

4. Pie, M.R., Del-Claro, K.. 2002. Male-male agonistic behavior and ant-mimicry in a Neotropical Richardiid (Diptera: Richardiidae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. 37: 19-22.


3. Patto, C.E.G., Pie, M.R.. 2001. Notes on the population dynamics of Hylodes asper in Southeastern Brazil (Anura: Leptodactylidae) Journal of Herpetology 35: 684-686.


2. Oliveira, P.S., Pie, M.R.. 1998. Interaction between ants and plants bearing extrafloral nectaries in cerrado vegetation. Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil. 27: 161-176.

1. Pie, M.R.. 1998. Lek behavior as the mating strategy of Setellia sp. (Diptera: Richardiidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 11: 823-832.


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