Scientific articles (published, in press, submitted or in preparation)


Roslin, T. (2003) Not so quiet on the high frontier. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18, 376-379.pdf file675KB

Bradbury, J. (2003) Surveying Panama's treetops. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9, 457. pdf file170KB

Didham, R.K. & Fagan, L.L. (2003) Project IBISCA - Investigating the biodiversity of soil and canopy arthropods. The Weta 26, 1-6. pdf file159KB


Longino, J. (2004) Arthropods of the tropical canopy (and elsewhere). Ecology 85, 1170-1171. pdf file90KB

Springate, N.D. & Basset, Y. (2004) IBISCA 2003-2005, Panama: progress report. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, 35, 21-23. pdf file1754KB


Schmidl, J. & Corbara, B. (2005) IBISCA – Artenvielfalt der Boden- und Baumkronen-Arthropoden in einem tropischen Regenwald (San Lorenzo NP, Panama). Entomologische Zeitschrift · Stuttgart · 115 (3), pp. 104-107.pdf file

Pennisi, E. 2005. Sky-high experiments. Science, 309, pp. 1314-1315. pdf file 4434KB [short commentary about IBISCA]

Ferrer, J. & Ødegaard, F. 2005. New species of darkling beetles from central america with systematic notes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Annales Zoologici (Warszawa), 55(4): 633-661 [the first species named after IBISCA: Lenkous ibisca] pdf file2090KB

Curletti G., 2005 - Notes about the genus Agrilus Curtis, 1825 in Panama. Lambillionea, 105(4), 545-571.pdf file 2090K

Castaño-Meneses, G.; Basset, Y.; Winchester, N. & Barrios, H. 2006. Colémbolos (hexapoda : collembola) del dosel en la selva tropical de san lorenzo, provincia de colón, Panamá. Entomologia Mexicana, 5(1):486-490 pdf file6413KB


Cuénoud, Ph. 2006. Le projet IBISCA, étude de la diversité des insectes et autres arthropodes dans une forêt du Panama. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique Suisse, 79:140 pdf file 365KB

Roisin, Y.; Dejean, A.; Corbara, B.; Orivel, J. & Leponce, M. 2006. Vertical partitioning of the termite assemblage in a neotropical rainforest. Oecologia,149:301-311.pdf file 545KB

Medianero, E., Castano-Meneses, G., Tishechkin, A., Basset, Y., Barrios, H, Ødegaard, F., Cline, A.R. & Bail, J. Influence of local illumination and plant composition on the spatial and seasonal distribution of litter-dwelling arthropods in a tropical forest. Pedobiologia 51, 131-145.pdf file 586K


Kirkendall, L. & Ødegaard, F. 2007. Ongoing invasions of old-growth tropical forests: establishment of three incestuous beetle species in Central America. Zootaxa, 1588: 53-62.pdf file 411K

Ødegaard, F. & Frame, D. 2007. Generalist flowers and phytophagous beetles in two tropical canopy trees: resources for multitudes. Taxon, 56: 696-706. pdf file 1069K  [Related paper: Frame, D. & Gottsberger, G. 2007. The generalist flower deconstructed. Taxon 56: 657-659 pdf file3643K]

Ribeiro,S. & Basset, Y. 2007. Gall-forming and free-feeding herbivory along vertical gradients in a lowland tropical rainforest: the importance of leaf sclerophylly. Ecography, 30: 663-672 pdf file132K

Basset, Y.; Corbara, B.; Barrios, H.; Cuénoud, Ph.; Leponce, M.; Aberlenc, H.P.; Bail, J.; Bito, D.; Bridle, J.R.; Castaño-Meneses, G.; Cizek, L.; Cornejo, A.; Curletti, G.; Delabie, J.H.C.; Dejean, A.; Didham, R.K.; Dufrêne, M.; Fagan, L.L.; Floren, A.; Frame, D.; Hallé, F.; Hardy, O.J.; Hernandez, A.; Kitching, R.L.; Lewinsohn, T.M.; Lewis, O.T.; Manumbor, M.; Medianero, E.; Missa, O.; Mitchell, A.M.; Mogia, M.; Novotny, V.; Ødegaard, F.; Gama de Oliveira, E.; Orivel, J.; Ozanne, C.M.P.; Pascal, O.; Pinzón, S.; Rapp, M.; Ribeiro, S.P.; Roisin, Y.; Roslin, T.; Roubik, D.W.; Samaniego, M.; Schmidl, J.; Sørensen, L.L.; Tishechkin, A.; Van Osselaer, C.; & Winchester, N.N. 2007. IBISCA-Panama, a large-scale study of arthropod beta-diversity and vertical stratification in a lowland rainforest: rationale, study sites and field protocols. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Entomologie, 77: 39-69. pdf file2336K


Palacios-Vargas, J.G.; Simón Benito, J.C.; Paniagua Nucamendi, J. 2009. Especies nuevas de Americanura (Collembola: Neanuridae) de América Latina. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 80:431- 443. pdf file 367K


Curletti, G. 2010. New species of the genus Agrilus Curtis, 1825, from Nicaragua and Panamá (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae). Zootaxa 2333: 59–68. pdf file

Guerrero, R.J.; Delabie, J.H.C.; Dejean, A. 2010. Taxonomic Contribution to the aurita Group of the Ant Genus Azteca (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) Journal of Hymenoptera Research 19:51-65 pdf file

Gnezdilov, V.M.; Bonfils, J.; Aberlenc, H.-P.; Basset Y. 2010. Review of the Neotropical genus Oronoqua Fennah, 1947 (Insecta, Hemiptera, Issidae). Zoosystema 32:247-257.pdf file


Castano-Meneses, G. & Palacios-Vargas, J.G. 2011. A new species of the family Sturmiidae (Collembola: Symphypleona) from Panama. Zootaxa 2923: 59–66 pdf file



Basset, Y.; Cizek, L.; Cuénoud, P.; Didham, R.K.; Guilhaumon, F.;  Missa, O.; Novotny, V.; Ødegaard, F.; Roslin, T.; Schmidl, J.; Tishechkin, A.K.; Winchester, N.W.; Roubik, D.W.; Aberlenc, H.P.; Bail, J.; Barrios, H.; Bridle, J.R.; Castaño-Meneses, G.; Corbara, B.; Curletti, G.; Duarte da Rocha, W.; De Bakker, D.; Delabie, J.H.C.; Dejean, A.; Fagan, L.L.; Floren, A.; Kitching, R.L.; Medianero, E.; Miller, S.E.; Gama de Oliveira, E.; Orivel, J.; Pollet, M.; Rapp, M.; Ribeiro, S.P.; Roisin, Y.; Schmidt, J.B.; Sørensen, L.; Leponce, M. 2012. Arthropod diversity in a rainforest. Science, 338:1481-1484.

Abstracts of talks and posters

  • ATBC Annual Meeting 12-15 July 2004, Abstract of talk
    • Basset Y, Corbara B & Barrios H (2004) IBISCA : A large-scale study of the vertical and horizontal distributions of arthropods in a Panamanian rainforest word file
  • 55th Congresso Nacional de Botânica, Viçosa Federal University, Brazil- Abstract of talk
    • Vieira A de C & Ribeiro SP (2004) Influência de fatores físicos sobre a escleromorfia foliar word file
  • Deuxièmes Journées de l’Institut français de la biodiversité, Marseille, 25-28 mai 2004, Abstract of poster
    • Corbara B, Basset Y, Barrios H, Aberlenc H-P, Bail J, Cabrera R, Cizek L, Cornejo A, Curletti G, Déjean A, Didham RK, Fagan L, Floren A, Frame D, Gonzalez M, Hallé F, Hernandez A, Herrera J, Jordan K, Kitching R, Leponce M, Manumbor M, Medianero E, Mogia M, Oliveira E, Ødegaard F, Orive J, Perez B, Pinzon S, Ribeiro S, Roisin Y, Roubik D, Samaniego M, Schmidl J, Tishechkin A, Valdez O, Winchester N & Wright SJ (2004) IBISCA: une étude à grande échelle de la biodiversité des arthropodes dans une forêt du Panama pdf file
  • 3rd GBIF Science Symposium, 'Tropical Biodiversity: Science, Data, Conservation', Brussels, 18-19 April 2005, Abstract of two talks
    • Corbara B, Basset Y & Barrios H (2005) IBISCA: a large-scale study of arthropod mega-diversity in a neotropical rainforest. In: Tropical Biodiversity: Science, Data, Conservation. Abstract Volume. 3rd GBIF Science Symposium, 18-19 April 2005, Brussels, Belgium (ed by H. Segers), pp. 31-32. Belgian Clearing-House to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences & Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Brussels.
    • Roisin Y, Dejean A, Corbara B, Orivel J & Leponce M (2005) Arthropod biodiversity in tropical rainforest canopies: Panamanian termites in the framework of the IBISCA project. In: Tropical Biodiversity: Science, Data, Conservation. Abstract Volume. 3rd GBIF Science Symposium, 18-19 April 2005, Brussels, Belgium (ed by H. Segers), p. 32. Belgian Clearing-House to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences & Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Brussels. pdf file


"The Last Biotic Frontier: Towards A Census of Canopy Life". European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop 04-049, 6-8 July 2005, Brussels, Belgium.  3-day workshop related to IBISCA-Panama 2003-2004 attended by 37 scientists from 16 countries.

  • 4th International Canopy Conference, 10-17 July 2005, Leipzig, Germany (one day arthropod symposium).pdf file
  • Joint meeting of the Canadian Entomological Society and the Alberta Entomological Society, Canmore, Alberta, November 2-5, 2005 
    • Winchester, NN (2005) Project IBISCA - Stratification and beta diversity of arthropods in a Panamanian rainforest word file
  • Symposium "Entomology in Belgium", December 2nd, 2005, Brussels, RBINS. Organized by the Royal Belgian Entomological Society
    • Leponce, M.; Basset, Y.; Corbara, B.; Barrios, H.; Roisin, Y. The IBISCA programme: spatio-temporal distribution of arthropods in tropical rainforests. y, p.24pdf file
  • The Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Kunming, Yunnan, China, 18-21 July 2006
    • Corbara, B. (2006) The IBISCA Project: a new model for comprehensive assessments of tropical forest.pdf file
  • International Union for the Study of Social Insects Congress, Washington, DC, USA, 30 July- 5 Aug. 2006
    • Leponce M, Delabie J, Orivel J, Corbara B, Roisin Y, Delsinne T, Dejean A (2006) Ants and their role in international environmental projects. p.81pdf file
  • VII International seminar on Apterygota, Texel, The Netherlands, 27-30 Aug. 2006
    • Castano-Meneses G, Palacios-Vargas J, Basset Y, Winchester, NN (2006). Spatial variation of the community structure in springtails (Hexapoda: Collembola) from San Lorenzo tropical forest, Panama. pdf file
  • Workshop on ATBI+M field recording techniques and protocols. EDIT WP4 + WP7. El Ventorrillo Field Station, Navacerrada, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain, June 12 -17, 2007
    • Leponce, M. 2007. Standardized collection of data & tracking of specimens in large biodiversity inventories. pdf file
  • Symposium Buffon. Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 18-19 october 2007
    • Leponce, M.; Basset, Y.; Corbara, B. 2007. Forest arthropod biodiversity from root tips to treetop. Proceedings of the Symposium.pdf file
  • 2nd EDIT WP7 Workshop - 14-16 March, 2007 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Germany 
  • Status-Symposium of the DFG Research Unit 816, Loja, Ecuador, September 20th and 21st, 2007.
    • Leponce, M. & Riede, K. 2007.Composition and distribution of biodiversity in forests: the EDIT and IBISCA approaches.

New taxa

  1. Iccius monoceros Ferrer & Ødegaard 2005 (Col. Tenebrionidae)
  2. Othryoneus triplehorni Ferrer & Ødegaard 2005 (Col. Tenebrionidae)
  3. Lenkous ibisca Ferrer & Ødegaard 2005 (Col. Tenebrionidae)
    Lenkous ibisca
  4. Gonospa similes Ferrer & Ødegaard 2005 (Col. Tenebrionidae)
  5. Apsida simulatrix Ferrer & Ødegaard 2005 (Col. Tenebrionidae)
  6. Brosimapsida gonospoides Ferrer & Ødegaard 2005 (Col. Tenebrionidae)
  7. Epicalla aenipes Ferrer & Ødegaard 2005 (Col. Tenebrionidae)
  8. Epicalla elongata Ferrer & Ødegaard 2005 (Col. Tenebrionidae)
  9. Strongylium vikenae Ferrer & Ødegaard 2005 (Col. Tenebrionidae)
  10. Otocerus delicatus Ferrer & Ødegaard 2005 (Col. Tenebrionidae)
  11. Agrilus odegaardi Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  12. Agrilus incredulus Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  13. Agrilus cizeki Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  14. Agrilus rossanae Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  15. Agrilus baili Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  16. Agrilus faganae Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  17. Agrilus ingae Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  18. Agrilus schmidli Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  19. Agrilus melanocerus Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  20. Agrilus rufuscapite Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  21. Agrilus atlanticus Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  22. Agrilus colonicus Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  23. Agrilus peresoso Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  24. Agrilus bothrops Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  25. Agrilus viridiaeris Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  26. Agrilus unus Curletti 2005 (Col. Buprestidae)
  27. Americanura basseti Palacios-Vargas 2009 (Collembola: Neanuridae).
  28. Americanura castagnorum Palacios-Vargas 2009 (Collembola: Neanuridae).
  29. Agrilus grandinatus Curletti 2010 (Col. Buprestidae)
  30. Azteca diabolica Guerrero, Delabie & Dejean 2010 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
  31. Oronoqua ibisca Gnezdilov, Bonfils, Aberlenc & Basset 2010 (Hemiptera: Issidae)


IBISCA: light green 590x590 pixels ; dark green 590x590 pixels (Design: I. Bachy & M. Leponce, RBINS; forest artwork from STRI archives)