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EEB Graduate Program Publications

A roundup of recent Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Graduate Program publications in scientific journals.


Assessing stimulus and subject influences on auditory evoked potentials and their relation to peripheral physiology in green treefrogs (Hyla cinerea) | Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Are leaf functional traits 'invariant' with plant size and what is 'invariance' anyway? | Functional Ecology

Behavioral ecology and genomics: new directions, or just a more detailed map? | Behavioral Ecology

Plant growth enhancement by elevated CO2 eliminated by joint water and nitrogen limitation | Nature Geoscience

An Ecological Network Analysis of nitrogen cycling in the Laurentian Great Lakes | Ecological Modeling

Selective feeding determines patterns of nutrient release by stream invertebrates | Freshwater Science

Factors Affecting the Flight Capacity of Tetrastichus planipennisi (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), a Classical Biological Control Agent of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) | Environmental Entomology

Molecular systematics and historical biogeography of the Nocomis biguttatus species group (Teleostei: Cyprinidae): Nuclear and mitochondrial introgression and a cryptic Ozark species | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Using landscape characteristics to predict risk of lion attacks on humans in south-eastern Tanzania | African Journal of Ecology

Biomass growth response to spatial pattern of variable-retention harvesting in a northern Minnesota pine ecosystem | Ecological Applications

Biogeographic variation in evergreen conifer needle longevity and impacts on boreal forest carbon cycle projections | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

The nutritionally responsive transcriptome of the polyphenic beetle Onthophagus taurus and the importance of sexual dimorphism and body region | Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences

Bioavailability of dissolved organic carbon across a hillslope chronosequence in the Kuparuk River region, Alaska | Soil Biology & Biochemistry

Two grass species fail to display differing species-specific effects on soil bacterial community structures after one season of greenhouse growth | Plant and Soil

Specialisation of bacterial endosymbionts that protect aphids from parasitoids | Ecological Entomology



ECOLOGY Diversity breeds complementarity | Nature 

Global diets link environmental sustainability and human health | Nature

Landscape-scale Variation in Pathogen-suppressive Bacteria in Tropical Dry Forest Soils of Costa Rica | Biotropica

Frugivorous weevils are too rare to cause Janzen-Connell effects in New Guinea lowland rain forest | Journal of Tropical Ecology

A Molecular Signaling Approach to Linking Intraspecific Variation and Macro-evolutionary Patterns | Integrative and Comparative Biology

Human Genetics Shape the Gut Microbiome | Cell

Cheetahs and wild dogs show contrasting patterns of suppression by lions | Journal of Animal Ecology

Pulsing hydrology determines top-down control of basal resources in a tropical river-floodplain ecosystem | Ecological Monographs

Mate finding, Allee effects and selection for sex-biased dispersa | Journal of Animal Ecology

Subcanopy Solar Radiation model: Predicting solar radiation across a heavily vegetated landscape using LiDAR and GIS solar radiation models | Remote Sensing of Environment

Reproductive delays in mammals: an unexplored avenue for post-copulatory sexual selection | Biological Reviews

The Relationship between the Distribution of Common Carp and Their Environmental DNA in a Small Lake | PLoS One

First-year seedlings and climate change: species-specific responses of 15 North American tree species | Oikos

Ebullitive methane emissions from oxygenated wetland streams | Global Change Biology

Phylogenetic Relationships of Mouse Opossums (Didelphidae, Marmosa) with a Revised Subgeneric Classification and Notes on Sympatric Diversity | American Museum Novitates

Anatomical and physiological studies of bigheaded carps demonstrate that the epibranchial organ functions as a pharyngeal taste organ | Journal of Experimental Biology

Warming shifts 'worming': effects of experimental warming on invasive earthworms in northern North America | Scientific Reports

Rapid plant species loss at high rates and at low frequency of N addition in temperate steppe | Global Change Biology


The cavefish genome reveals candidate genes for eye loss | Nature Communications

Mitogenomic data resolve basal relationships among passeriform and passeridan birds | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Replicated evolutionary divergence in the cuticular hydrocarbon profile of male crickets associated with the loss of song in the Hawaiian archipelago | Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Molecular phylogeny of short-tailed opossums (Didelphidae: Monodelphis): Taxonomic implications and tests of evolutionary hypotheses | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments (vol 506, pg 89, 2014) | Nature

Applying evolutionary biology to address global challenges | Science

Testing the Hamilton-Zuk Hypothesis: Past, Present, and Future | Integrative and Comparative Biology

Rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between incipient outcrossing and selfing Clarkia species | Evolution

Bacterial community structure is indicative of chemical inputs in the Upper Mississippi River | Frontiers in Microbiology

Environmental nutrient supply alters prevalence and weakens competitive interactions among coinfecting viruses | New Phytologist

Soils of temperate rainforests of the North American Pacific Coast | Geoderma

Resident plant diversity and introduced earthworms have contrasting effects on the success of invasive plants | Biological Invasions

Carbon and phosphorus linkages in Daphnia growth are determined by growth rate, not species or diet | Functional Ecology

Nutrient overlap, genetic relatedness and spatial origin influence interaction-mediated shifts in inhibitory phenotype among Streptomyces spp. | Fems Microbiology Ecology

Contrasting influences of stormflow and baseflow pathways on nitrogen and phosphorus export from an urban watershed | Biogeochemistry

Field-evolved resistance to Cry1F maize by Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Brazil | Crop Protection


Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than human impacts | Nature

Does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system? | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

The jack of all trades is master of none: A pathogen's ability to infect a greater number of host genotypes comes at a cost of delayed reproduction | Evolution

Geometry Shapes Evolution of Early Multicellularity | PLoS Computational Biology

Genome-Scale Metabolic Network Validation of Shewanella oneidensis Using Transposon Insertion Frequency Analysis | PLoS Computational Biology

Think ratio! A stoichiometric view on biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research | Basic and Applied Ecology

Scales that matter: guiding effective monitoring of soil properties in restored riparian zones | Geoderma

Species Richness, Forest Structure, and Functional Diversity During Succession in the New Guinea Lowlands | Biotropica

The Reflective Plant Breeding Paradigm: A Robust System of Germplasm Development to Support Strategic Diversification of Agroecosystems | Crop Science

Biogeographic variation in evergreen conifer needle longevity and impacts on boreal forest carbon cycle projections | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 

The emergence and promise of functional biogeography | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 

Temperature drives global patterns in forest biomass distribution in leaves, stems, and roots | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 

A Survey and Historical Comparison of the Megachilidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Itasca State Park, Minnesota | Annals of the Entomological Society of America

Improving ecosystem productivity modeling through spatially explicit estimation of optimal light use efficiency | Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences

Re-Evaluating the Northeastern Minnesota Moose Decline and the Role of Wolves | Journal of Wildlife Management

Guidelines for Use of Fishes in Research-Revised and Expanded, 2014 | Fisheries

Notable decomposition products of senescing Lake Michigan Cladophora glomerata | Journal of Great Lakes Research

Factors Limiting the Spread of the Protective Symbiont Hamiltonella defensa in Aphis craccivora Aphids | Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Selection on Horizontally Transferred and Duplicated Genes in Sinorhizobium (Ensifer), the Root-Nodule Symbionts of Medicago | Genome Biology and Evolution

Explaining ontogenetic shifts in root-shoot scaling with transient dynamics | Annals of Botany

Fish growth and degree-days II: selecting a base temperature for an among-population study | Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences


A comprehensive multilocus assessment of sparrow (Aves: Passerellidae) relationships | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Gene interactions in the evolution of genomic imprinting | Heredity

Core functional traits of bacterial communities in the Upper Mississippi River show limited variation in response to land cover | Frontiers in Microbiology

Combining Engineering and Evolution to Create Novel Metabolic Mutualisms Between Species | Engineering and Analyzing Multicellular Systems: Methods and Protocols

A Likelihood-Based Biostatistical Model for Analyzing Consumer Movement in Simultaneous Choice Experiments | Environmental Entomology

Selection of bee species for environmental risk assessment of GM cotton in the Brazilian Cerrado | Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira

Using a network modularity analysis to inform management of a rare endemic plant in the northern Great Plains, USA | Journal of Applied Ecology

Incorporating climate change in conservation planning for freshwater fishes | Diversity and Distributions

Genetic variation in horizontally transmitted fungal endophytes of pine needles reveals population structure in cryptic species | American Journal of Botany

JULY 2014

In defense of fences | Science

Land-use change and costs to rural households: a case study in groundwater nitrate contamination | Environmental Research Letters

A shift of thermokarst lakes from carbon sources to sinks during the Holocene epoch | Nature

COMMENTARY: Climate engineering reconsidered | Nature Climate Change

Anthropogenic changes in sodium affect neural and muscle development in butterflies | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

Drastic population fluctuations explain the rapid extinction of the passenger pigeon | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

Distinguishing the effects of selection from demographic history in the genetic variation of two sister passerines based on mitochondrial-nuclear comparison | Heredity

A Framework Phylogeny of the American Oak Clade Based on Sequenced RAD Data | PLoS One

Comparative metabolomics in primates reveals the effects of diet and gene regulatory variation on metabolic divergence | Scientific Reports

Simulated climate warming alters phenological synchrony between an outbreak insect herbivore and host trees | Oecologia

Evolution within the nuthatches (Sittidae: Aves, Passeriformes): molecular phylogeny, biogeography, and ecological perspectives | Journal of Ornithology

The evolution of seed dormancy: environmental cues, evolutionary hubs, and diversification of the seed plants | New Phytologist

Plant diversity and overyielding: insights from belowground facilitation of intercropping in agriculture | New Phytologist

Enteric Pathogen-Plant Interactions: Molecular Connections Leading to Colonization and Growth and Implications for Food Safety | Microbes and Environments

Anthropogenic-based regional-scale factors most consistently explain plot-level exotic diversity in grasslands | Global Ecology and Biogeography

Seasonal and Genotypic Changes in Escherichia coli Phylogenetic Groups in the Yeongsan River Basin of South Korea | PLoS One

Drowning out the protection racket: partner manipulation or drought can strengthen ant-plant mutualism | Trends in Plant Science

Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections and Governance Linkages | Environmental Science & Technology

Shift of bacterial community structure in two Thai soil series affected by silver nanoparticles using ARISA | World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology

Multimodal signal compensation: do field crickets shift sexual signal modality after the loss of acoustic communication? | Animal Behaviour

JUNE 2014

Rapid Convergent Evolution in Wild Crickets | Current Biology

Explaining Darwin's Corollary to Haldane's Rule: The Role of Mitonuclear Interactions in Asymmetric Postzygotic Isolation Among Toads | Genetics

Speciation and Introgression between Mimulus nasutus and Mimulus guttatus | PLoS Genetics

The role of behaviour in the establishment of novel traits | Animal Behaviour

National Valuation of Monarch Butterflies Indicates an Untapped Potential for Incentive-Based Conservation | Conservation Letters

Stand age and soils as drivers of plant functional traits and aboveground biomass in secondary tropical dry forest | Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Measurement and Modeling of Denitrification in Sand-Bed Streams under Various Land Uses | Journal of Environmental Quality

Mechanisms of Tolerance and High Degradation Capacity of the Herbicide Mesotrione by Escherichia coli Strain DH5-alpha | PLoS One

Nematode community shifts in response to experimental warming and canopy conditions are associated with plant community changes in the temperate-boreal forest ecotone | Oecologia

Convergent Surface Water Distributions in US Cities | Ecosystems

Laboratory experiments demonstrate that bubble curtains can effectively inhibit movement of common carp | Ecological Engineering

Decomposition of tree leaf litter on pavement: implications for urban water quality | Urban Ecosystems

Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics of Developmental Plasticity: Novel Approaches and First Insights From the Study of Horned Beetles | Ecological Genomics: Ecology and the Evolution of Genes and Genomes

Phylogenetics and diversification of tanagers (Passeriformes: Thraupidae), the largest radiation of Neotropical songbirds | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Nitrogen transformations at the sediment-water interface across redox gradients in the Laurentian Great Lakes | Hydrobiologia

Identification of factors constraining nitrate assimilation in Lake Superior, Laurentian Great Lakes | Hydrobiologia

MAY 2014

Metabolic Resource Allocation in Individual Microbes Determines Ecosystem Interactions and Spatial Dynamics | Cell Reports

Projected land-use change impacts on ecosystem services in the United States | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

Egg load dynamics and the risk of egg and time limitation experienced by an aphid parasitoid in the field | Ecology and Evolution

Integrated Metabolomics, Gene Expression, and GWAS Identify New Saponin Biosynthetic Genes in Medicago truncatula | In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology

Evolution of a Transition State: Role of Lys100 in the Active Site of Isocitrate Dehydrogenase | ChemBiochem

Biodegradation in Waters from Hydraulic Fracturing: Chemistry, Microbiology, and Engineering | Journal of Environmental Engineering

Development and Characterization of a Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Cell Line | In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology

Three New Species of Musseromys (Muridae, Rodentia), the Endemic Philippine Tree Mouse from Luzon Island | American Museum Novitates

Global biogeography of Streptomyces antibiotic inhibition, resistance, and resource use | Fems Microbiology Ecology

Effects of Native Herbs and Light on Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Invasion | Invasive Plant Science and Management

Experimental Evolution of Multicellular Complexity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae | BioScience

Fate of Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Class 1 Integrons in Soil Microcosms Following the Application of Treated Residual Municipal Wastewater Solids | Env. Sci. & Technology

Measurement and Modeling of Denitrification in Sand-Bed Streams under Various Land Uses | Journal of Environmental Quality

Homage to Hutchinson, and the role of ecology in lineage divergence and speciation | Journal of Biogeography

Inclusive fitness in agriculture | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences

Circuit theory emphasizes the importance of edge-crossing decisions in dispersal-scale movements of a forest passerine | Landscape Ecology

APRIL 2014

Eutrophication weakens stabilizing effects of diversity in natural grasslands | Nature

Genomic Signature of Adaptation to Climate in Medicago truncatula | Genetics

Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation | Nature

A Distorted Circadian Clock Causes Early Flowering and Temperature-Dependent Variation in Spike Development in the Eps-3A(m) Mutant of Einkorn Wheat | Genetics

Implementing the optimal provision of ecosystem services | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

Does relatedness matter? Phylogenetic density-dependent survival of seedlings in a tropical forest | Ecology

A Framework Phylogeny of the American Oak Clade Based on Sequenced RAD Data | PLoS ONE

Uptake and Transfer of a Bt Toxin by a Lepidoptera to Its Eggs and Effects on Its Offspring | PLoS ONE

Dispersal and recruitment of fish in an intermittent stream network | Austral Ecology

On the Coyne and Orr-igin of Species: Effects of intrinsic postzygotic isolation, ecological differentiation, X chromosome size, and sympatry on Drosophila speciation | Evolution

Ancient marine isoscapes and isotopic evidence of bulk-feeding by Oligocene cetaceans | Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology

Multi-scale phylogenetic structure in coastal dune plant communities across the globe | Journal of Plant Ecology

Harvest-Created Canopy Gaps Increase Species and Functional Trait Diversity of the Forest Ground-Layer Communiiy | Forest Science

Testing the link between community structure and function for ectomycorrhizal fungi involved in a global tripartite symbiosis | New Phytologist

Community phylogenetic diversity and abiotic site characteristics influence abundance of the invasive plant Rhamnus cathartica L. | Journal of Plant Ecology

Defensive mutualisms: do microbial interactions within hosts drive the evolution of defensive traits? | Functional Ecology

Winter feeding, growth and condition of brown trout Salmo trutta in a groundwater-dominated stream | Journal of Freshwater Ecology

A preliminary molecular phylogenetic assessment of the lichen moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini) with comments on palatability and chemical sequestration | Systematic Entomology

Multitasking males and multiplicative females: dynamic signalling and receiver preferences in Cope's grey treefrog (vol 86, pg 231, 2013) | Animal Behavior

Spatial hearing in Cope's gray treefrog: I. Open and closed loop experiments on sound localization in the presence and absence of noise | J of Comparative Physiology A-Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology

Spatial hearing in Cope's gray treefrog: II. Frequency-dependent directionality in the amplitude and phase of tympanum vibrations | J of Comparative Physiology A-Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology

Legumes in prairie restoration: evidence for wide cross-nodulation and improved inoculant delivery | Plant and Soil

MARCH 2014

The early diversification history of didelphid marsupials: A window into South America's "Splendid Isolation" | Evolution

Epistasis and Allele Specificity in the Emergence of a Stable Polymorphism in Escherichia coli | Science

High-density genome-wide association mapping implicates an F-box encoding gene in Medicago truncatula resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches | New Phytologist

Assessing the homogenization of urban land management with an application to US residential lawn care | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

Common-garden studies on adaptive radiation of photosynthetic physiology among Hawaiian lobeliads | Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences

The Status of Louisiana's Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) Populations in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Insights from Population Genetic and Contaminant Analyses | Journal of Herpetology

Risk-Based Management of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus in Minnesota | North American Journal of Fisheries Management

A role for host-bacteria interactions in shaping patterns of genetic variation across human populations | American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Vocal Behavior of the Elusive Purple Frog of India (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis), a Fossorial Species Endemic to the Western Ghats (vol 9, e84809, 2014) | PLoS One

Within-group infanticide and infanticidal attempts by the alpha male chimpanzee at Gombe National Park, Tanzania | American Journal of Physical Anthropology

CO2 and CH4 emissions from streams in a lake-rich landscape: Patterns, controls, and regional significance | Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Diffuse symbioses: roles of plant-plant, plant-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions in structuring the soil microbiome | Molecular Ecology

Stable isotopic paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the late Pleistocene Middle Stone Age sites on Rusinga and Mfangano Islands, Lake Victoria, Kenya | American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Non-random biodiversity loss underlies predictable increases in viral disease prevalence | Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Auditory brainstem responses in Cope's gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis): effects of frequency, level, sex and size | Journal of Comparative Physiology A - Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology

Advancing biodiversity-ecosystem functioning science using high-density tree-based experiments over functional diversity gradients | Oecologia

The world-wide 'fast-slow' plant economics spectrum: a traits manifesto | Journal of Ecology

Functional distinctiveness of major plant lineages | Journal of Ecology


Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments | Nature 

African origin of the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax | Nature Communications

Production of Hybrids between Western Gray Wolves and Western Coyotes | PLoS One

Vocal Behavior of the Elusive Purple Frog of India (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis), a Fossorial Species Endemic to the Western Ghats | PLoS One

Tropical freshwater ecosystems have lower bacterial growth efficiency than temperate ones | Frontiers in Microbiology

Some plants like it warmer: Increased growth of three selected invasive plant species in soils with a history of experimental warming | Pedobiologia

Ecological homogenization of urban USA | Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Population genetics of Blanding's turtle (Emys blandingii) in the midwestern United States | Conservation Genetics

Quantitative PCR for measuring biomass of decomposer fungi in planta | Fungal Ecology

Neighborhoods have little effect on fungal attack or insect predation of developing seeds in a grassland biodiversity experiment | Oecologia

SIV-Induced Instability of the Chimpanzee Gut Microbiome | Cell Host & Microbe

Microscale measurements reveal contrasting effects of photosynthesis and epiphytes on frictional drag on the surfaces of filamentous algae | Freshwater Biology

Effects of bushfire on macroinvertebrate communities in south-east Australian streams affected by a megadrought | Marine and Freshwater Research

A comprehensive species-level molecular phylogeny of the New World blackbirds (Icteridae) | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Temperate tree expansion into adjacent boreal forest patches facilitated by warmer temperatures | Ecography

Sympatric inhibition and niche differentiation suggest alternative coevolutionary trajectories among Streptomycetes | ISME Journal

Multiple nutrients and herbivores interact to govern diversity, productivity, composition, and infection in a successional grassland | Oikos


Why not lie? Costs enforce honesty in an experimental signalling game | Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences

Drought and Deforestation: Has Land Cover Change Influenced Recent Precipitation Extremes in the Amazon? | Journal of Climate

Model Systems, Taxonomic Bias, and Sexual Selection: Beyond Drosophila | Annual Review of Entomology

Finding generality in ecology: a model for globally distributed experiments | Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Fish growth and degree-days I: selecting a base temperature for a within-population study | Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Life-history plasticity and sustainable exploitation: a theory of growth compensation applied to walleye management | Ecological Applications

Worldwide Populations of the Aphid Aphis craccivora Are Infected with Diverse Facultative Bacterial Symbionts | Microbial Ecology

An efficient assignment of drainage direction over flat surfaces in raster digital elevation models | Computers & Geosciences

Priority-flood: An optimal depression-filling and watershed-labeling algorithm for digital elevation models | Computers & Geosciences

Floral and mating system divergence in secondary sympatry: testing an alternative hypothesis to reinforcement in Clarkia | Annals of Botany

Physiological mediation of integrated phenotypes: From plasticity to evolution | Integrative and Comparative Biology

Ecological Diversification of Vibrio fischeri During the Planktonic Phase & Subsequent Consequences for Squid Host Colonization | Integrative and Comparative Biology

Testing the Hamilton-Zuk hypothesis with 21st century genetic tools | Integrative and Comparative Biology

Hidden diversity in the Andes: Comparison of species delimitation methods in montane Marsupials | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Cryptic speciation reversal in the Etheostoma zonale (Teleostei: Percidae) species group, with an examination of the effect of recombination and introgression on species tree inference | Moleculary Phylogenetics and Evolution

A multilocus molecular phylogeny of combtooth blennies (Percomorpha: Blennioidei: Blenniidae): Multiple invasions of intertidal habitats | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Immune Mediated Shaping of Microflora Community Composition Depends on Barrier Site | PLoS One

Species Richness and the Temporal Stability of Biomass Production: A New Analysis of Recent Biodiversity Experiments | American Naturalist

Local adaptation and range boundary formation in response to complex environmental gradients across the geographical range of Clarkia xantiana ssp xantiana | Journal of Ecology

Quantitative genetic study of the adaptive process | Heredity

Indirect effects drive evolutionary responses to global change | New Phytologist

Presence and distribution of sensory structures on the mouthparts of self-medicating moths | Zoologischer Anzeiger


Parasites and altruism: converging roads | Biology Letters

Short Amplexus Duration in a Territorial Anuran: A Possible Adaptation in Response to Male-Male Competition | PLoS One

Explosive diversification following a benthic to pelagic shift in freshwater fishes | BMC Evolutionary Biology

Range dynamics, rather than convergent selection, explain the mosaic distribution of red-winged blackbird phenotypes | Ecology and Evolution

Estimating heritability using genomic data | Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Subinhibitory Antibiotic Concentrations Mediate Nutrient Use and Competition among Soil Streptomyces | PLoS One

Consequences of elevated temperatures on legume biomass and nitrogen cycling in a field warming and biodiversity experiment in a North American prairie | Functional Plant Biology

Spatial release from masking improves sound pattern discrimination along a biologically relevant pulse-rate continuum in gray treefrogs | Hearing Research

New cohort growth and survival in variable retention harvests of a pine ecosystem in Minnesota, USA | Forest Ecology and Management

Connecting the Green and Brown Worlds: Allometric and Stoichiometric Predictability of Above- and Below-Ground Networks | Ecological Networks in an Agricultural World

Estimating the critical N:C from litter decomposition data and its relation to soil organic matter stoichiometry | Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Description of a Riboflavin Biosynthetic Gene Variant Prevalent in the Phylum Proteobacteria | Journal of Bacteriology

Does delayed fertilization facilitate sperm competition in bats? | Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

The establishment of the nuisance cyanobacteria Lyngbya wollei in Lake St. Clair and its potential to harbor fecal indicator bacteria | Journal of Great Lakes Research

Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? | Global Change Biology

Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution


Low host specificity in species-rich assemblages of xylem- and phloem-feeding herbivores (Auchenorrhyncha) in a New Guinea lowland rain forest | Journal of Tropical Ecology

Application of Illumina next-generation sequencing to characterize the bacterial community of the Upper Mississippi River | Journal of Applied Microbiology

Ecological stoichiometry: An elementary approach using basic principles | Limnology and Oceanography

Experimental evolution of an alternating uni- and multicellular life cycle in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii | Nature Communications

Do vegetation boundaries display smooth or abrupt spatial transitions along environmental gradients? Evidence from the prairie-forest biome boundary of historic Minnesota, USA | Journal of Vegetation Science

Regarding the social-ecological dimensions of caterpillar fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) in the Himalayas - Reply to Shrestha and Bawa | Biological Conservation

Resource Use of Soilborne Streptomyces Varies with Location, Phylogeny, and Nitrogen Amendment | Microbial Ecology

Liana Impacts on Carbon Cycling, Storage and Sequestration in Tropical Forests | Biotropica

Resource limitation in a competitive context determines complex plant responses to experimental resource additions | Ecology

The case for fencing remains intact | Ecology Letters

The world within: Quantifying the determinants and outcomes of a host's microbiome | Basic and Applied Ecology

Soil carbon stocks in Sarawak, Malaysia | Science of the Total Environment

Effect of wheel traffic and green manure treatments on forage yield and crown rot in alfalfa (Medicago sativa) | Plant and Soil

Metabolomics Reveals the Origins of Antimicrobial Plant Resins Collected by Honey Bees | PLoS ONE

Evaluation of the repeatability and reproducibility of a suite of qPCR-based microbial source tracking methods | Water Research

Evaluation of molecular community analysis methods for discerning fecal sources and human waste | Water Research

Brood Ball-Mediated Transmission of Microbiome Members in the Dung Beetle, Onthophagus taurus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) | PLoS ONE



Anthropogenic environments exert variable selection on cranial capacity in mammals | Proceedings of the Royal Society: B Biological Sciences

Increasing global crop harvest frequency: recent trends and future directions | Environmental Research Letters

Human Influences on Nitrogen Removal in Lakes | Science

Pulse-number discrimination by Cope's gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) in modulated and unmodulated noise | Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Benefits, costs, and livelihood implications of a regional payment for ecosystem service program | PNAS

Bounded population sizes, fluctuating selection and the tempo and mode of coexistence | PNAS

Potential climate change impacts on temperate forest ecosystem processes | Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Multilocus test of the absence of mtDNA phylogeographic structure in a widespread wader, the Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) | Journal of Ornithology

Predicting overfishing and extinction threats in multispecies fisheries | PNAS

Release of genetically engineered insects: a framework to identify potential ecological effects | Ecology and Evolution

The role of integration and abstraction in complex systems thinking across multiple contexts | Earth and Mind II: A synthesis of research on thinking and learning in the geosciences 

Plant monocultures produce more antagonistic soil Streptomyces communities than high-diversity plant communities | Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Is parasitoid acceptance of different host species dynamic? | Functional Ecology

Climate change during the Early Paleogene in the Bogota Basin (Colombia) inferred from paleosol carbon isotope stratigraphy, major oxides, and environmental magnetism | Palaeogeography, Paleoclimatology and Palaeoecology


Several scales of biodiversity affect ecosystem multifunctionality | PNAS

Are monarch butterflies true navigators? The jury is still out | PNAS

Female preferences for acoustic and olfactory signals during courtship: male crickets send multiple messages | Behavioral Ecology

Genetic changes underlying simple multicellularity in experimentally-evolved Saccharomyces cerevisiae | Yeast

Resource reallocation does not influence estimates of pollen limitation or reproductive assurance in Clarkia xantiana subsp parviflora | American Journal of Botany

Local adaptation and genetic effects on fitness: Calculations for exponential family models with random effects | Annals of Applied Statistics

Characterization of a Self-sufficient Trans-Anethole Oxygenase from Pseudomonas putida JYR-1 | PLoS One

Giraffe mothers in East Africa linger for days near the remains of their dead calves | African Journal of Ecology

Complex Population Dynamics in Mussels Arising from Density-Linked Stochasticity | PLoS One

Using prairie restoration to curtail invasion of Canada thistle: the importance of limiting similarity and seed mix richness | Biological Invasions

Intestinal lamina propria dendritic cells maintain T cell homeostasis but do not affect commensalism | Journal of Experimental Medicine


How to sell ecosystem services: a guide for designing new markets | Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Multitasking males and multiplicative females: dynamic signalling and receiver preferences in Cope's grey treefrog | Animal Behaviour

Estimating and scaling stream ecosystem metabolism along channels with heterogeneous substrate | Ecohydrology

Disentangling Direct and Indirect Fitness Effects of Microbial Dormancy | American Naturalist

Environmental Consequences of Invasive Species: Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Insecticide Use and the Role of Biological Control in Reducing Emissions PLoS One

A trait-based ecosystem model suggests that long-term responsiveness to rising atmospheric CO2 concentration is greater in slow-growing than fast-growing plants | Functional Ecology

Epigenetic and Genetic Influences on DNA Methylation Variation in Maize Populations | Plant Cell

An empirical assessment of tree branching networks and implications for plant allometric scaling models | Ecology Letters

Global biogeography of autotroph chemistry: is insolation a driving force? | Oikos

Quasi-equilibrium reduction in a general class of stoichiometric producer-consumer models | Journal of Biological Dynamics

Biodiversity simultaneously enhances the production and stability of community biomass, but the effects are independent | Ecology

Comparative genomics of the core and accessory genomes of 48 Sinorhizobium strains comprising five genospecies | Genome Biology

Impacts of trait variation through observed trait-climate relationships on performance of an Earth system model: a conceptual analysis | Biogeosciences

Plasticity in Learning Causes Immediate and Trans-Generational Changes in Allocation of Resources | Integrative and Comparative Biology

Phenological cues drive an apparent trade-off between freezing tolerance and growth in the family Salicaceae | Ecology

Bitrophic toxicity of Cry1Ac to Cycloneda sanguinea, a predator in Brazilian cotton | Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata

What controls the concentration of various aliphatic lipids in soil? | Soil Biology & Biochemistry

The impact of burning on lion Panthera leo habitat choice in an African savanna | Current Zoology

Mechanisms underlying global temperature-related patterns in leaf longevity | Global Ecology and Biogeography

JULY 2013

Great ape genetic diversity and population history | Nature

Nitrogen cycling, forest canopy reflectance, and emergent properties of ecosystems | PNAS

Ecology rather than psychology explains co-occurrence of predation and border patrols in male chimpanzees | Animal Behaviour

Variation in leaf and twig CO2 flux as a function of plant size: a comparison of seedlings, saplings and trees | Tree Physiology

The interactive effects of excess reactive nitrogen and climate change on aquatic ecosystems and water resources of the United States | Biogeochemistry

Phylogeography of the California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica) using multilocus DNA sequences and ecological niche modeling: Implications for conservation.  | Auk

Evening methane emission pulses from a boreal wetland correspond to convective mixing in hollows | Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences

A Cell Line Resource Derived from Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Embryonic Tissues | PLoS One

Redefining agricultural yields: from tonnes to people nourished per hectare | Environmental Research Letters

Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula) Affects Vegetation More Than Seed Banks in Mixed-Grass Prairies of the Northern Great Plains | Invasive Plant Science and Management

The vocal repertoire of Pseudophilautus kani, a shrub frog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats of India | Bioacoustics

Fifty-fourth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds | Auk

Nutrient enrichment, biodiversity loss, and consequent declines in ecosystem productivity | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

Rhizosphere bacterial communities associated with long-lived perennial prairie plants vary in diversity, composition, and structure | Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Selection, genome-wide fitness effects and evolutionary rates in the model legume Medicago truncatula | Molecular Ecology

Indirect effects and facilitation among native and non-native species promote invasion success along an environmental stress gradient | Journal of Ecology

Trade-offs between intra-group reproductive competition and inter-group territorial competition in male chimpanzees. | American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Age-related trauma incidence in the Gombe chimpanzees. | American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Understanding ecological variation across species: area-based vs mass-based expression of leaf traits | New Phytologist

JUNE 2013

Several scales of biodiversity affect ecosystem multifunctionality | PNAS

Yield Trends Are Insufficient to Double Global Crop Production by 2050 | PLoS One

Ectomycorrhizal community structure along a complex hydrologic gradient | Phytopathology

Effects of environment and host on endophyte communities of coastal dune grasses | Phytopathology

A culture-based and culture-free assessment of the geographic and temporal variation of boreal endophytic and endolichenic fungal communities | Phytopathology

Genomic comparison of closely related boreal endophytes | Phytopathology

Evaluating the Return in Ecosystem Services from Investment in Public Land Acquisitions | PLoS One

Improvements in crop water productivity increase water sustainability and food security-a global analysis | Environmental Research Letters

Estimating modern carbon burial rates in lakes using a single sediment sample | Limnology and Oceanography - Methods

Tempo and mode of ulticellular adaptation in experimentally evolved Saccharomyces cerevisiae | Evolution

Positive feedbacks between decomposition and soil nitrogen availability along fertility gradients | Plant and Soil

Diversity and niche evolution along aridity gradients in North American lizards (Phrynosomatidae) | Evolution

Getting the measure of ecosystem services: a social-ecological approach | Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

A New Species of Marmosops (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) from the Pakaraima Highlands of Guyana, with Remarks on the Origin of the Endemic Pantepui Mammal Fauna | American Museum Novitates

Influence of Elevated Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Transcriptional Responses of Bradyrhizobium japonicum in the Soybean Rhizoplane | Microbes and Environments

Modeling of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a two-species feedback loop | Epidemics

Limits and phylogenetic relationships of East Asian fishes in the subfamily Oxygastrinae (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae | Zootaxa

Multiple Ceratocystis smalleyi Infections Associated with Reduced Stem Water Transport in Bitternut Hickory | Phytopathology

MAY 2013

An overview of the evolutionary causes and consequences of behavioural plasticity | Animal Behaviour

Signal Recognition by Green Treefrogs (Hyla cinerea) and Cope's Gray Treefrogs (Hyla chrysoscelis) in Naturally Fluctuating Noise | Journal of Comparative Psychology

Elevated CO2 influences microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling | BMC Microbiology

Cross-continental comparisons of butterfly assemblages in tropical rainforests: implications for biological monitoring | Insect Conservation and Diversity

Subjective costs drive overly patient foraging strategies in rats on an intertemporal foraging task | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

Candidate Genes and Genetic Architecture of Symbiotic and Agronomic Traits Revealed by Whole-Genome, Sequence-Based Association Genetics in Medicago truncatula | PLoS One

Asynchronous food-web pathways could buffer the response of Serengeti predators to El Nino Southern Oscillation | Ecology

Phylogenetic Signal Variation in the Genomes of Medicago (Fabaceae) | Systematic Biology

Late Neogene and Early Quaternary Paleoenvironmental and Paleoclimatic Conditions in Southwestern Europe: Isotopic Analyses on Mammalian Taxa | PLoS One

Relative importance of breakage and decay as processes depleting large wood from streams | Geomorphology

Predicting ecosystem stability from community composition and biodiversity | Ecology Letters

Changes in Bacterial Composition Following Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Severe Clostridium Difficie Infection | Gastroenterology

New handbook for standardised measurement of plant functional traits worldwide | Australian Journal of Botany

Conserving large carnivores: dollars and fence | Ecology Letters

Pleiotropy and Life History Evolution in Drosophila melanogaster: Uncoupling Life Span and Early Fecundity | Journals of Gerontology Series A - Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

Occurrence, Genetic Diversity, and Persistence of Enterococci in a Lake Superior Watershed | Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Global Leaf Trait Relationships: Mass, Area, and the Leaf Economics Spectrum | Science

The murine skin microbiome is regulated independently of innate and adaptive immunity | Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Linking direct and indirect pathways mediating earthworms, deer, and understory composition in Great Lakes forests | Biological Invasions

APRIL 2013

Plant diversity effects on soil food webs are stronger than those of elevated CO2 and N deposition in a long-term grassland experiment | PNAS

Insights from population genetics for range limits of a widely distributed native plant | Am. J. of Botany

Energy Potential of Biomass from Conservation Grasslands in Minnesota, USA | PLoS One

Root depth distribution and the diversity-productivity relationship in a long-term grassland experiment | Ecology

The importance of epigenetics for behavioral ecologists (and vice versa) | Behavioral Ecology

Historical biogeography of mite harvestmen from the Wet Tropics of Australia | Integrative and Comparative Biology

Contrasting leaf trait scaling relationships in tropical and temperate wet forest species | Functional Ecology

The Endosymbiont Arsenophonus Is Widespread in Soybean Aphid, Aphis glycines, but Does Not Provide Protection from Parasitoids or a Fungal Pathogen | PLoS One

FT flowering gene examination in Cannabis sativa | Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society

The role of learning in mediating transgenerational responses to nutrition | Integrative and Comparative Biology

The effects of changing nutrient inputs on sexual selection dynamics and life history evolution | Integrative and Comparative Biology

Distribution of Genetic Markers of Fecal Pollution on a Freshwater Sandy Shoreline in Proximity to Wastewater Effluent | Environmental Science & Technology

Incidence of naturally internalized bacteria in lettuce leaves | International Journal of Food Microbiology

Low biodiversity state persists two decades after cessation of nutrient enrichment | Ecology Letters

Molecular and morphological support for a Florida origin of the Cuban oak | Journal of Biogeography

Effects of plant diversity, N fertilization, and elevated carbon dioxide on grassland soil N cycling in a long-term experiment | Global Change Biology

Simulated responses of moose populations to browsing-induced changes in plant architecture and forage production | Oikos

Sequence-based reconstruction of ancestral enzymes to find catalytically promiscuous enzymes | Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society

Photosynthetic Bradyrhizobium sp Strain ORS285 Is Capable of Forming Nitrogen-Fixing Root Nodules on Soybeans (Glycine max) | Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Life-history constraints in grassland plant species: a growth-defence trade-off is the norm | Ecology Letters

Correlations between physical and chemical defences in plants: tradeoffs, syndromes, or just many different ways to skin a herbivorous cat? | New Phytologist

Single-strain inoculation may create spurious correlations between legume fitness and rhizobial fitness | New Phytologist

MARCH 2013

Vocal Behavior of the Ponmudi Bush Frog (Raorchestes graminirupes): Repertoire and individual variation | Herpetologica

Predator-Driven Nutrient Recycling in California Stream Ecosystems | PLoS One

Decade-long soil nitrogen constraint on the CO2 fertilization of plant biomass | Nature Climate Change

Microbes modeling ontogeny | Biology & Philosophy

Magnetococcus marinus gen. nov., sp nov., a marine, magnetotactic bacterium that represents a novel lineage (Magnetococcaceae fam. nov., Magnetococcales ord. nov.) at the base of the Alphaproteobacteria | Int. J. of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Effects of plant host species and plant community richness on streptomycete community structure | Fems Microbiology Ecology

How does pollen versus seed dispersal affect niche evolution? | Evolution

Physiological and Behavioral Changes in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) Induced by Nosema ceranae Infection | PLoS One

Antagonism influences assembly of a Bacillus guild in a local community and is depicted as a food-chain network | ISME Journal

Incorporating temperature-sensitive Q(10) and foliar respiration acclimation algorithms modifies modeled ecosystem responses to global change | Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences

Milkweed loss in agricultural fields because of herbicide use: effect on the monarch butterfly population | Insect Conservation and Diversity

Advertisement Call Variation in the Golden Rocket Frog (Anomaloglossus beebei): Evidence for Individual Distinctiveness | Ethology 

The adaptive potential of Populus balsamifera L. to phenology requirements in a warmer global climate | Molecular Ecology

Association of Toxin-Producing Clostridium botulinum with the Macroalga Cladophora in the Great Lakes | Environmental Science & Technology

Development of microsatellite loci for the western slimy salamander (Plethodon albagula) using 454 sequencing | Conservation Genetics Resources

Going to Extremes: Contrasting Rates of Diversification in a Recent Radiation of New World Passerine Birds | Systematic Biology

Biomass production potential of grasslands in the oak savanna region of Minnesota, USA | Bioenergy Research

Invasive grasses, climate change, and exposure to storm-wave overtopping in coastal dune ecosystems | Global Change Biology


Richness and Composition of Niche-Assembled Viral Pathogen Communities | PLoS One

Do legumes and non-legumes tree species affect soil properties in unmanaged forests and plantations in Costa Rican dry forests? | Soil Biology & Biochemistry 

Using claw marks to study lion predation on giraffes of the Serengeti | Journal of Zoology

Regional Contingencies in the Relationship between Aboveground Biomass and Litter in the World's Grasslands | PLoS One

Lost in the Map | Evolution

The fossil history of Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi) in equatorial East Africa | Journal of Biogeography

Phylogenetic Relationships of New World Porcupines (Rodentia, Erethizontidae): Implications for Taxonomy, Morphological Evolution, and Biogeography | American Museum Novitates

Canopy gap size influences niche partitioning of the ground-layer plant community in a northern temperate forest | Journal of Plant Ecology

Estimating global arthropod species richness: refining probabilistic models using probability bounds analysis | Oecologia

Complex facilitation and competition in a temperate grassland: loss of plant diversity and elevated CO2 have divergent and opposite effects on oak establishment | Oecologia

Global quantification of contrasting leaf life span strategies for deciduous and evergreen species in response to environmental conditions | Global Ecology and Biogeography


Climate and interrelated tree regeneration drivers in mixed temperate-boreal forests | Landscape Ecology

Tree species diversity increases fine root productivity through increased soil volume filling | Journal of Ecology

DNA barcodes of caterpillars (Lepidoptera) from Papua New Guinea | Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington

Influence of Disturbance on Temperate Forest Productivity | Ecosystems

Photodegradation of methylmercury in stream ecosystems | Limnology and Oceanography

DNA Methylation as a Mechanism of Nutritional Plasticity: Limited Support From Horned Beetles | Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B - Molecular and Developmental Evolution

Earthworm Invasions in Northern Hardwood Forests: a Rapid Assessment Method | Natural Areas Journal

Rates and controls of nitrification in a large oligotrophic lake | Limnology and Oceanography

Edaphic Factors are a More Important Control on Surface Fine Roots than Stand Age in Secondary Tropical Dry Forests | Biotropica

Host Genotype Shapes the Foliar Fungal Microbiome of Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) | PLoS One

Pathogen Variation and Urea Influence Selection and Success of Streptomyces Mixtures in Biological Control | Phytopathology

Standard methods for rearing and selection of Apis mellifera queens | Journal of Apicultural Research

Standard methods for American foulbrood research | Journal of Apicultural Research

Standard methods for fungal brood disease research | Journal of Apicultural Research

The Effects of Well Management and the Nature of the Aquifer on Groundwater Resources | American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Empirical evaluation of partitioning schemes for phylogenetic analyses of mitogenomic data: An avian case study | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Recent allopatric divergence and niche evolution in a widespread Palearctic bird, the common rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Evolutionary rescue beyond the models | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B- Biological Sciences


Testing the Link between Functional Diversity and Ecosystem Functioning in a Minnesota Grassland Experiment | PLoS One

Regime shifts and management | Ecological Economics

Long-term carbon sequestration in North American peatlands | Quarternary Science Reviews

General Resilience to Cope with Extreme Events | Sustainability

Recent patterns of crop yield growth and stagnation | Nature Communications

Phylogenetic placements of the barbin genera Discherodontus, Chagunius, and Hypselobarbus in the subfamily Cyprininae (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) and their relationships with other barbins | Zootaxa

How is the rate of climatic-niche evolution related to climatic-niche breadth? | Evolution

Pollinator-mediated reproductive isolation among dioecious fig species (Ficus, Moraceae) | Evolution

ECONOMICS Conservation in the red | Nature

Female preferences for spectral call properties in the western genetic lineage of Cope's gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) | Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Dip listening or modulation masking? Call recognition by green treefrogs (Hyla cinerea) in temporally fluctuating noise | Journal of Comparative Physiology A - Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology

Enrichment in a stoichiometric model of two producers and one consumer | Journal of Biological Dynamics

Quasi-equilibrium reduction in a general class of stoichiometric producer-consumer models | Journal of Biological Dynamics

Plant diversity controls arthropod biomass and temporal stability | Ecology Letters

Potential impacts of emerald ash borer invasion on biogeochemical and water cycling in residential landscapes across a metropolitan region | Urban Ecosystems

An Extreme Case of Plant-Insect Codiversification: Figs and Fig-Pollinating Wasps | Systematic Biology


Chimpanzees and humans harbour compositionally similar gut enterotypes | Nature Communications

Snake-venom resistance as a mammalian trophic adaptation: lessons from didelphid marsupials | Biological Reviews

Effects of pH and calcium on soil organic matter dynamics in Alaskan tundra | Biogeochemistry

A Global System for Monitoring Ecosystem Service Change | Bioscience

Linking water quality and well-being for improved assessment and valuation of ecosystem services | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

Tree species effects on coupled cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and acidity in mineral soils at a common garden experiment | Biogeochemistry

Increasing plant diversity effects on productivity with time due to delayed soil biota effects on plants | Basic and Applied Ecology

No globally consistent effect of ectomycorrhizal status on foliar traits | New Phytologist

Catching the Right Wave: Evaluating Wave Energy Resources and Potential Compatibility with Existing Marine and Coastal Uses | PLoS One

Molecular phylogeny of the cyprinid tribe Labeonini (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

The Evolution of Androconia in Mimetic Tiger Moths (Noctuoidea: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Ctenuchina and Euchromiina) | Annals of the Entomological Society of America

A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the vampire moths and their fruit-piercing relatives (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Calpinae) | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Gene expression profiling of Escherichia coli in response to interactions with the lettuce rhizosphere | Journal of Applied Microbiology

Sapling growth responses to warmer temperatures 'cooled' by browse pressure | Global Change Biology

Assessing the comparative productivity advantage of bioenergy feedstocks at different latitudes | Environmental Research Letters

Trophic cascades, invasive species and body-size hierarchies interactively modulate climate change responses of ecotonal temperate-boreal forest | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences

Diversity of plant evolutionary lineages promotes arthropod diversity | Ecology Letters

Maximising return on conservation investment in the conterminous USA | Ecology Letters


Soil-Occupancy Effects of Invasive and Native Grassland Plant Species on Composition and Diversity of Mycorrhizal Associations | Invasive Plant Science and Management

Closing yield gaps through nutrient and water management | Nature

Sources and Transfers of Methylmercury in Adjacent River and Forest Food Webs | Environmental Science and Technology

Decomposer diversity and identity influence plant diversity effects on ecosystem functioning | Ecology

Local Adaptation in the Flowering-Time Gene Network of Balsam Poplar, Populus balsamifera L. | Molecular Biology and Evolution

Correlations among leaf traits provide a significant constraint on the estimate of global gross primary production | Geophysical Research Letters 

Contrasting Evolutionary Dynamics and Information Content of the Avian Mitochondrial Control Region and ND2 Gene | PLoS One

Cry Toxins in Transgenic Plants Have Direct Effects on Natural Enemies in the Laboratory | Environmental Entomology

A species-level model for metabolic scaling in trees I. Exploring boundaries to scaling space within and across species | Functional Ecology

A species-level model for metabolic scaling of trees II. Testing in a ring- and diffuse-porous species | Functional Ecology

Understanding microbial community diversity metrics derived from metagenomes: performance evaluation using simulated data sets | Fems Microbiology Ecology

Determination of optical properties in heterogeneous turbid media using a cylindrical diffusing fiber | Physics in Medicine and Biology

Global meta-analysis for controlling factors on carbon stable isotope ratios of lotic periphyton | Oecologia

Tracking climate impacts on the migratory monarch butterfly | Global Change Biology

Molecular phylogeny and insular biogeography of the lowland tailorbirds of Southeast Asia (Cisticolidae: Orthotomus) | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution


Estimating Litter Decomposition Rate in Single-Pool Models Using Nonlinear Beta Regression | PLoS One

Soil carbon sequestration in prairie grasslands increased by chronic nitrogen addition | Ecology

Nutrient limitation reduces land carbon uptake in simulations with a model of combined carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling | Biogeosciences

The altered ecology of Lake Christina: A record of regime shifts, land-use change, and management from a temperate shallow lake | Science of the Total Environment

First records of Parergodrilus heideri (Annelida: "Polychaeta") from North America | Zootaxa

The Common Ground of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Demonstrated: A Response to Faith | Bioscience

Induced Fit and the Catalytic Mechanism of Isocitrate Dehydrogenase | Biochemistry

Phylogeography of speciation: allopatric divergence and secondary contact between outcrossing and selfing Clarkia | Molecular Ecology

Archboldomys (Muridae: Murinae) Reconsidered: A New Genus and Three New Species of Shrew Mice from Luzon Island, Philippines | American Museum Novitates

On the "strict homeostasis" assumption in ecological stoichiometry| Ecological Modelling

Leaf Litter Disappearance in Earthworm-Invaded Northern Hardwood Forests: Role of Tree Species and the Chemistry and Diversity of Litter | Ecosystems

Multilocus coalescence analyses support a mtDNA-based phylogeographic history for a widespread palearctic passerine bird, Sitta europaea | Evolution

Why are there more arboreal ant species in primary than in secondary tropical forests? | Journal of Animal Ecology

Rapid climate change and the rate of adaptation: insight from experimental quantitative genetics | New Phytologist

Responses of leaf structure and photosynthetic properties to intra-canopy light gradients: a common garden test with four broadleaf deciduous angiosperm and seven evergreen conifer tree species | Oecologia

Fine-Scale Population Recombination Rates, Hotspots, and Correlates of Recombination in the Medicago truncatula Genome | Genome Biology and Evolution

Nitrogen, phosphorus and light effects on growth and allocation of biomass and nutrients in wild rice | Oecologia

Nitrogen, phosphorus, and light effects on reproduction and fitness of wild rice | Botany-Botanique


Pathogen and host genotype differently affect pathogen fitness through their effects on different life-history stage | BMC Evolutionary Biology

Population Genomics of the Facultatively Mutualistic Bacteria Sinorhizobium meliloti and S. medicae | PLoS Genetics

Response of decomposing litter and its microbial community to multiple forms of nitrogen enrichment | Ecological Monographs

A Spectrum of Pleiotropic Consequences in Development Due to Changes in a Regulatory Pathway | PLoS One

Phylogeny, ecology, and the origins of climate-richness relationships | Ecology

Predicting tropical insect herbivore abundance from host plant traits and phylogeny | Ecology

Habitat specialization and the role of trait lability in structuring diverse willow (genus Salix) communities | Ecology

Response of Soybean Insects to an Autumn-Seeded Rye Cover Crop | Environmental Entomology

Integrating ecology and phylogenetics: the footprint of history in modern-day communities | Ecology

Phylogenetic and functional characteristics of household yard floras and their changes along an urbanization gradient | Ecology

Phylogenetic diversity promotes ecosystem stability | Ecology

Synthesizing phylogenetic knowledge for ecological research | Ecology

Shocks to the system: community assembly of the oak savanna in a 40-year fire frequency experiment | Ecology

Sinks for nitrogen inputs in terrestrial ecosystems: a meta-analysis of N-15 tracer field studies | Ecology

Factors associated with the diversification of the gut microbial communities within chimpanzees from Gombe National Park | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

Implications of Pyrosequencing Error Correction for Biological Data Interpretation | PLoS One

Managed relocation: Integrating the scientific, regulatory, and ethical challenges | BioScience

The biogeography and filtering of woody plant functional diversity in North and South America | Global Ecology and Biogeography

Insects and plants: engaging undergraduates in authentic research through citizen science | Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

An index to assess the health and benefits of the global ocean | Nature

Effects on stink bugs of field edges adjacent to woodland | Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment

JULY 2012

Carbon isotopic record of terrestrial ecosystems spanning the Late Miocene extinction of Oreopithecus bambolii, Baccinello Basin (Tuscany, Italy) | Journal of Human Evolution

Role of climate and competitors in limiting fitness across range edges of an annual plant | Ecology

Interactions between Fusarium verticillioides, Ustilago maydis, and Zea mays: An endophyte, a pathogen, and their shared plant host | Fungal Genetics and Biology

Uncertainty in ecosystem services valuation and implications for assessing land use tradeoffs: An agricultural case study in the Minnesota River Basin | Ecological Economics

The interacting effects of clumped seed dispersal and distance- and density-dependent mortality on seedling recruitment patterns | Journal of Ecology

Travel, Sex, and Food: What's Speciation Got to Do with It? | Astrobiology

Fifty-third supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds | Auk

Seeing the forest for the heterogeneous trees: stand-scale resource distributions emerge from tree-scale structure | Ecological Applications

Using Participatory Scenarios to Stimulate Social Learning for Collaborative Sustainable Development | Ecology and Society

Is science in danger of sanctifying the wolf? | Biological Conservation

Change in community phylogenetic structure during tropical forest succession: evidence from New Guinea | Ecography

Evaluating greenhouse gas emissions inventories for agricultural burning using satellite observations of active fires | Ecological Adaptations

Biodiversity impacts ecosystem productivity as much as resources, disturbance, or herbivory | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

Reshaping of the maize transcriptome by domestication | Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., USA

Selective Processes in Development: Implications for the Costs and Benefits of Phenotypic Plasticity | Integrative and Comparative Biology

Fitness of Arabidopsis thaliana mutation accumulation lines whose spontaneous mutations are known | Evolution

Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Singlet Oxygen in Lake Superior | Environmental Science & Technology

Comparative population genomics of maize domestication and improvement | Nature Genetics

Aboveground biomass in mature and secondary seasonally dry tropical forests: A literature review and global synthesis | Forest Ecology and Management

Interactive effects of global warming and 'global worming' on the initial establishment of native and exotic herbaceous plant species | Oikos

mtDNA haplotypes differ in their probability of being eliminated by a mass die-off in an abundant seabird | Heredity

Effect of Binodoxys communis parasitism on flight behavior of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines | Biological Control

JUNE 2012

Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity | Nature

Biophysical feedback mediates effects of invasive grasses on coastal dune shape | Ecology

Quantitative acoustic analysis of the vocal repertoire of the golden rocket frog (Anomaloglossus beebei) | Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Do evergreen and deciduous trees have different effects on net N mineralization in soil? | Ecology

Seed and microsite limitation in a late-successional old field: the effects of water, adults, litter, and small mammals on seeds and seedlings | Plant Ecology

Seed and establishment limitation contribute to long-term native forb declines in California grasslands | Ecology

Distribution of Cotesia rubecula (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and its displacement of Cotesia glomerata in Eastern North America | Florida Entomologist

A model laboratory system to study the synergistic interaction and growth of environmental Escherichia coli with macrophytic green algae | Journal of Great Lakes Research

Rapid diversification in the North American minnow genus Nocomis | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Key canopy traits drive forest productivity | Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences

A new timeframe for the diversification of Japan's mammals | Journal of Biogeography

Biodiversity, Nitrogen Deposition, and CO2 Affect Grassland Soil Carbon Cycling but not Storage | Ecosystems

MAY 2012

Interactions between Soil Habitat and Geographic Range Location Affect Plant Fitness | PLoS One

Sound level discrimination by gray treefrogs in the presence and absence of chorus-shaped noise | Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Reduced pollinator service and elevated pollen limitation at the geographic range limit of an annual plant | Ecology

The influence of host diversity and composition on epidemiological patterns at multiple spatial scales | Ecology

Finding Common Ground for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services | BioScience

Comparing the yields of organic and conventional agriculture | Nature

Integrating ecosystem-service tradeoffs into land-use decisions | PNAS

Growth responses, biomass partitioning, and nitrogen isotopes of prairie legumes in response to elevated temperature and varying nitrogen source in a growth chamber experiment | American J of Botany

Do trade-offs have explanatory power for the evolution of organismal interactions? | Evolution

Variable Responses of Lowland Tropical Forest Nutrient Status to Fertilization and Litter Manipulation | Ecosystems

Impacts of Biodiversity Loss Escalate Through Time as Redundancy Fades | Science

Phylogenetic and phenotypic analyses of arsenic-reducing bacteria isolated from an old tin mine area in Thailand | World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology

Seedling Recruitment in the Long-Lived Perennial, Echinacea angustifolia: A 10-Year Experiment | Restoration Ecology

Pleistocene Speciation in the Genus Populus (Salicaceae) | Systematic Biology

Phylogenetic relationships of the mockingbirds and thrashers (Aves: Mimidae) | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Aboveground biomass in mature and secondary seasonally dry tropical forests: A literature review and global synthesis | Forest Ecology and Management

Metabolome and Transcriptome of the Interaction between Ustilago maydis and Fusarium verticillioides In Vitro | Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Impacts of Biodiversity Loss Escalate Through Time as Redundancy Fades | Science

Growth responses, biomass partitioning, and nitrogen isotopes of prairie legumes in response to elevated temperature and vayring nitrogen source in a growth chamber experiment | American Journal of Botany

Male and female aggression: lessons from sex, rank, age, and injury in olive baboons | Behavioral Ecology

Contamination and management of resistance evolution to high-dose transgenic insecticidal crops | Theoretical Ecology

Host phylogeny and specialisation in parasitoids | Ecology Letters

Maintenance of tree phylogenetic diversity in a highly fragmented rain forest | Journal of Ecology

Forest productivity increases with evenness, species richness and trait variation: a global meta-analysis | Journal of Ecology

APRIL 2012

Insulin Signaling as a Mechanism Underlying Developmental Plasticity: The Role of FOXO in a Nutritional Polyphenism | PLoS One

Population Genomics of the Facultatively Mutualistic Bacteria Sinorhizobium meliloti and S. medicae | PLoS Genetics

Sound source perception in anuran amphibians | Current Opinion in Neurobiology

Past, Present, and Future Roles of Long-Term Experiments in the LTER Network | BioScience

Variable Responses of Lowland Tropical Forest Nutrient Status to Fertilization and Litter Manipulation | Ecosystems

Economic-based projections of future land use in the conterminous United States under alternative policy scenarios | Ecological Applications

Managed Pollinator CAP Coordinated Agricultural Project The First Two Years of the Stationary Hive Project: Abiotic Site Effects | American Bee Journal

Nutritional Constraints in the Evolution of Cognition: effects of host shifts on neural investment in butterflies | Integrative and Comparative Biology

Use of Real-time PCR to Detect Canine Parvovirus in Feces of Free-ranging Wolves | Journal of Wildlife Diseases

Elevated Carbon Dioxide Alters the Structure of Soil Microbial Communities | Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The evolution of parasitoid fecundity: a paradigm under scrutiny | Ecology Letters

Sound or Silence: Call Recognition in the Temporal Domain by the Frog Allobates femoralis | Ethology

Tempo and Mode of Mating System Evolution Between Incipient Clarkia Species | Evolution

MARCH 2012

The impact of gene-tree/species-tree discordance on diversification-rate estimation | Evolution

Increased Resin Collection after Parasite Challenge: A Case of Self-Medication in Honey Bees? | PLoS One

Program on ecosystem change and society: an international research strategy for integrated social-ecological systems | Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

Effects of land cover change on moisture availability and potential crop yield in the world's breadbaskets | Environmental Research Letters

The Science and Humanism of Stephen Jay Gould | Isis

Xanthophyll cycle pigment and antioxidant profiles of winter-red (anthocyanic) and winter-green (acyanic) angiosperm evergreen species | Journal of Experimental Botany

Spatial release from masking in a free-field source identification task by gray treefrogs | Hearing Research

Phylogeny and cryptic diversity in geckos (Phyllopezus; Phyllodactylidae; Gekkota) from South America's open biomes | Molecular Phylogenetics

Insects on Plants: Explaining the Paradox of Low Diversity within Specialist Herbivore Guilds | American Naturalist

Plasmid Localization and Organization of Melamine Degradation Genes in Rhodococcus sp Strain Mel | Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Understorey diversity in southern boreal forests is regulated by productivity and its indirect impacts on resource availability and heterogeneity | Journal of Ecology

The residential landscape: fluxes of elements and the role of household decisions | Urban Ecosystems

Islands in the sky or squeezed at the top? Ecological causes of elevational range limits in montane salamanders | Ecography

Transcriptional Responses of Escherichia coli K-12 and O157:H7 Associated with Lettuce Leaves | Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Response to Comments on "Productivity Is a Poor Predictor of Plant Species Richness" | Science

Isolation of mesotrione-degrading bacteria from aquatic environments in Brazil | Chemosphere


The phylogenetic composition and structure of soil microbial communities shifts in response to elevated carbon | International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal

Evidence for a freezing tolerance-growth rate trade-off in the live oaks (Quercus series Virentes) across the tropical-temperate divide | New Phytologist

Global change belowground: impacts of elevated CO(2), nitrogen, and summer drought on soil food webs and biodiversity | Global Change Biology

Ecosystem Services: Free Lunch No More   Response | Science

Receiver psychology turns 20: is it time for a broader approach? | Animal Behaviour

Rescuing Wolves: Threat of Misinformation | Science

Above- and below-ground plant inputs both fuel soil food webs | Soil Biology & Biochemistry

The population structure of Escherichia coli isolated from subtropical and temperate soils | Science of the Total Environment

Global quantification of contrasting leaf life span strategies for deciduous and evergreen species in response to environmental conditions | Global Ecology and Biogeography


Experimental evolution of multicellularity | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

Lifetime return on investment increases with leaf lifespan among 10 Australian woodland species | New Phytologist

Invasions: the trail behind, the path ahead, and a test of a disturbing idea | Journal of Ecology

Ecological and social factors affect the occurrence and outcomes of intergroup encounters in chimpanzees | Animal Behaviour

Integrated Online System for a Pyrosequencing-Based Microbial Source Tracking Method that Targets Bacteroidetes 165 rDNA | Environmental Science & Technology

Late Pleistocene artifacts and fauna from Rusinga and Mfangano islands, Lake Victoria, Kenya | Azania-Archaeological Research in Africa

Effects of planting method and seed mix richness on the early stages of tallgrass prairie restoration | Biological Conservation

Subtle differences in two non-native congeneric beach grasses significantly affect their colonization, spread, and impact | Oikos

Riparian vegetation removal alters consumer-resource stoichiometry in an Australian lowland stream | Marine and Freshwater Research

Wolf population dynamics in the US Northern Rocky Mountains are affected by recruitment and human-caused mortality | Journal of Wildlife Management

Combined effects of host-plant resistance and intraguild predation on the soybean aphid parasitoid Binodoxys communis in the field | Biological Control

Latitude, elevational climatic zonation and speciation in New World vertebrates | Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences

Nonlinear effects of group size on the success of wolves hunting elk | Behavioral Ecology

Biomass allocation to leaves, stems and roots: meta-analyses of interspecific variation and environmental control | New Phytologist

Local ecotypic and species range-related adaptation influence photosynthetic temperature optima in deciduous broadleaved trees | Plant Ecology

Competition between two wood-degrading fungi with distinct influences on residues | Fems Microbiology Ecology