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Borer, E.T., E.W. Seabloom, and D. Tilman. 2012.  Plant diversity controls arthropod biomass and temporal stability.  Ecology Letters 15(12):1457-1464.

Grace, J.B., P.B. Adler, E.W. Seabloom, E.T. Borer, and 33 Nutrient Network coauthors. 2012. Towards a multivariate representation of the multiple mechanisms controlling productivity and diversity: Response to Comments on “Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness”.  Science 335:1441.

Moore, S.M.and E.T. Borer. 2012.  The influence of host diversity and composition on epidemiological patterns at multiple spatial scales.  Ecology 93:1095-1105.


Adler, P. B., E. W. Seabloom, E. T. Borer, H. Hillebrand, Y. Hautier, A. Hector, W. S. Harpole, L. R. O'Halloran, J. B. Grace, T. M. Anderson, J. D. Bakker, L. A. Biederman, C. S. Brown, Y. M. Buckley, L. B. Calabrese, C. J. Chu, E. E. Cleland, S. L. Collins, K. L. Cottingham, M. J. Crawley, E. I. Damschen, K. F. Davies, N. M. DeCrappeo, P. A. Fay, J. Firn, P. Frater, E. I. Gasarch, D. S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, J. H. R. Lambers, H. Humphries, V. L. Jin, A. D. Kay, K. P. Kirkman, J. A. Klein, J. M. H. Knops, K. J. La Pierre, J. G. Lambrinos, W. Li, A. S. MacDougall, R. L. McCulley, B. A. Melbourne, C. E. Mitchell, J. L. Moore, J. W. Morgan, B. Mortensen, J. L. Orrock, S. M. Prober, D. A. Pyke, A. C. Risch, M. Schuetz, M. D. Smith, C. J. Stevens, L. L. Sullivan, G. Wang, P. D. Wragg, J. P. Wright, and L. H. Yang. 2011. Productivity Is a Poor Predictor of Plant Species Richness. Science 333:1750-1753.


Borer, E. T., J. Antonovics, L. L. Kinkel, P. J. Hudson, P. Daszak, M. J. Ferrari, K. A. Garrett, A. F. Read, and D. M. Rizzo. 2011. Bridging taxonomic and disciplinary divides in infectious disease. EcoHealth 8:261-267.

Firn, J., J. L. Moore, A. S. MacDougall, E. T. Borer, E. W. Seabloom, J. HilleRisLambers, W. S. Harpole, E. E. Cleland, C. S. Brown, J. M. H. Knops, S. M. Prober, D. A. Pyke, K. A. Farrell, J. D. Bakker, L. R. O'Halloran, P. B. Adler, S. L. Collins, C. M. D'Antonio, M. J. Crawley, E. M. Wolkovich, K. J. La Pierre, B. A. Melbourne, Y. Hautier, J. W. Morgan, A. D. B. Leakey, A. Kay, R. McCulley, K. F. Davies, C. J. Stevens, C. J. Chu, K. D. Holl, J. A. Klein, P. A. Fay, N. Hagenah, K. P. Kirkman, and Y. M. Buckley. 2011. Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecology Letters 14:274-281.

Harpole, W. S., J. T. Ngai, E. E. Cleland, E. W. Seabloom, E. T. Borer, M. E. S. Bracken, J. J. Elser, D. S. Gruner, H. Hillebrand, J. B. Shurin, and J. E. Smith. 2011. Nutrient co-limitation of primary producer communities. Ecology Letters 14:852-862.

Moles, A. T., I. R. Wallis, W. J. Foley, D. I. Warton, J. C. Stegen, A. J. Bisigato, L. Cella-Pizarro, C. J. Clark, P. S. Cohen, W. K. Cornwell, W. Edwards, R. Ejrnaes, T. Gonzales-Ojeda, B. J. Graae, G. Hay, F. C. Lumbwe, B. Magana-Rodriguez, B. D. Moore, P. L. Peri, J. R. Poulsen, R. Veldtman, H. von Zeipel, N. R. Andrew, S. L. Boulter, E. T. Borer, F. F. Campon, M. Coll, A. G. Farji-Brener, J. De Gabriel, E. Jurado, L. A. Kyhn, B. Low, C. P. H. Mulder, K. Reardon-Smith, J. Rodriguez-Velazquez, E. W. Seabloom, P. A. Vesk, A. van Cauter, M. S. Waldram, Z. Zheng, P. G. Blendinger, B. J. Enquist, J. M. Facelli, T. Knight, J. D. Majer, M. Martinez-Ramos, P. McQuillan, and L. D. Prior. 2011. Putting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudes. New Phytologist 191:777-788.

Moore, S. M., C. A. Manore, V. A. Bokil, E. T. Borer, and P. R. Hosseini. 2011. Spatiotemporal Model of Barley and Cereal Yellow Dwarf Virus Transmission Dynamics with Seasonality and Plant Competition. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 73:2707-2730.

Power, A. G., E. T. Borer, P. Hosseini, C. E. Mitchell, and E. W. Seabloom. 2011. The community ecology of barley/cereal yellow dwarf viruses in Western US grasslands. Virus Research 159:95-100.

Seabloom, E. W., C. D. Benfield, E. T. Borer, A. G. Stanley, T. N. Kaye, and P. W. Dunwiddie. 2011. Provenance, life span, and phylogeny do not affect grass species' responses to nitrogen and phosphorus. Ecological Applications 21:2129-2142.



Barseghian, D., I. Altintas, M. B. Jones, D. Crawl, N. Potter, J. Gallagher, P. Cornillon, M. Schildhauer, E. T. Borer, E. W. Seabloom, and P. R. Hosseini. 2010. Workflows and extensions to the Kepler scientific workflow system to support environmental sensor data access and analysis. Ecological Informatics 5:42-50.

Borer, E. T., E. W. Seabloom, C. E. Mitchell, and A. G. Power. 2010. Local context drives infection of grasses by vector-borne generalist viruses. Ecology Letters 13:810-818.

Cadotte, M. W., E. T. Borer, E. W. Seabloom, J. Cavender-Bares, W. S. Harpole, E. Cleland, and K. F. Davies. 2010. Phylogenetic patterns differ for native and exotic plant communities across a richness gradient in Northern California. Diversity and Distributions 16:892-901.

Moore, S. M., E. T. Borer, and P. R. Hosseini. 2010. Predators indirectly control vector-borne disease: linking predator-prey and host-pathogen models. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 7:161-176.

Seabloom, E. W., E. T. Borer, C. E. Mitchell, and A. G. Power. 2010. Viral diversity and prevalence gradients in North American Pacific Coast grasslands. Ecology 91:721-732.


Borer, E. T., C. E. Mitchell, A. G. Power, and E. W. Seabloom.  2009. Consumers indirectly increase infection risk in grassland food webs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 106(2):503-506.


Borer, E. T., V. Adams*, G. A. Engler†, A. Adams‡, C.B. Schumann*, and E. W. Seabloom. 2009. Aphid fecundity and grassland invasion: invader life history is the key. Ecological Applications 19(5):1187-1196.  Check out these cool authors: * University Honors College thesis advisees; ‡ NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates; † High school teacher funded by a grant from the Murdock Foundation

Borer, E. T., and D. S. Gruner. 2009. Top-down and bottom-up regulation of communities. pp. 296-304 in S. A. Levin, S. R. Carpenter, H. C. J. Godfray, A. P. Kinzig, M. Loreau, J. B. Losos, B. Walker,
and D. S. Wilcove, eds. Princeton Guide to Ecology. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.

Borer, E. T., E. W. Seabloom, M. B. Jones, and M. Schildhauer. 2009. Some Simple Guidelines for Effective Data Management.Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America:205-214.

Bakker, E.G., K. Eide, B. Montgomery, T. Nguyen, J. Chang, T. Mockler, A. Liston, E. W. Seabloom, and E. T. Borer. 2009. Strong population structure and worldwide selective sweeps characterize weediness gene evolution in the invasive grass species Brachypodium distachyon. Molecular Ecology 18:2588-2601.

Cebrian, J., J.B. Shurin, E.T. Borer, B. Cardinale, J. Ngai, M.D. Smith, and W. Fagan.  2009. Producer nutritional quality controls ecosystem trophic structure. PLoS ONE 4(3): e4929. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004929.

Hillebrand, H., E.T. Borer, M. E. S. Bracken, B. J. Cardinale, J. Cebrian, E. E. Cleland, J. J. Elser, D. S. Gruner, W. S. Harpole, J. T. Ngai, S. Sandin, E. W. Seabloom, J. B. Shurin, J. E. Smith, and M. D. Smith. 2009. Herbivore metabolism and stoichiometry each constrain herbivory at different organizational scales across ecosystems. Ecology Letters 12: 516-527.

Seabloom, E. W., E. T. Borer, B.A. Martin, J. L. Orrock.  2009. Effects of long-term consumer manipulations on invasion in oak savannah communities. Ecology 90(5):1356-1365.

Seabloom, E. W., P. R. Hosseini, A. G. Power, E. T. Borer. 2009. Diversity and composition of viral communities: coinfection of barley and cereal yellow dwarf viruses in California grasslands. The American Naturalist 173(3):E79-E98.

Seabloom, E.W., E. T. Borer, A. Jolles, and C.E. Mitchell. 2009. Direct and indirect effects of viral pathogens and the environment on invasive grass fecundity in Pacific Coast grasslands: a cautionary tale.  Journal of Ecology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01550.x


Gruner, D.S., J.E. Smith, E.W. Seabloom, S.A. Sandin, J.T. Ngai, H. Hillebrand, W.S. Harpole, J.J. Elser, E.E. Cleland, M.E. Bracken, E.T. Borer, B.M. Bolker.  2008.  A cross-system synthesis of consumer and nutrient resource control on autotrophic biomass. Ecology Letters 11:740-755. 
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Borer, E. T., C. J. Briggs, and R. D. Holt.  2007. Predators, parasitoids, and pathogens: a cross-cutting examination of intraguild predation theory. Ecology 88(11): 2681-2688. 
This paper is part of an Ecology Special Feature.  Read Jay Rosenheim's introduction to this Special Feature.

Borer, E. T., P. R. Hosseini, E. W. Seabloom, A. P. Dobson.  2007. Pathogen-induced reversal of native perennial dominance in a grassland community.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(13): 5473-5478.

Hillebrand, H., D.S. Gruner, E.T. Borer, M.E. Bracken, E.E. Cleland, J.J. Elser, W.S. Harpole, J.T. Ngai, E.W. Seabloom, J.B. Shurin, and J.E. Smith.   2007.  Community structure and ecosystem productivity mediate the intrinsic control of producer diversity across major ecosystem types. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(26): 10904-10909.


Borer, E. T.  2006. Does adding biological detail increase coexistence in an intraguild predation model? Ecological Modelling 196: 447-461.


Borer, E. T., B. S. Halpern, and E. W. Seabloom. 2006. Asymmetry in community regulation: effects of predators and productivity.Ecology 87(11): 2813-2820.


Borer, E. T., E. W. Seabloom, J. B. Shurin, K. E. Anderson, C. A. Blanchette, B. Broitman, S. D. Cooper, B. S. Halpern. 2005. What determines the strength of a trophic cascade?  Ecology 86(2): 528-537.

Briggs, C. J. and E. T. Borer. 2005. Why short-term experiments may not allow long-term predictions about intraguild predation. Ecological Applications. Ecological Applications 15(4):1111-1117.

Halpern, B. S., E. T. Borer, E. W. Seabloom, J. B. Shurin. 2005.  Predator effects on herbivore and plant stability. Ecology Letters 8: 189-194.

Malmstrom, C. M., A. J. McCullough, H. A. Johnson, E. T. Borer. 2005. Invasive annual grasses indirectly increase virus incidence in California native perennial bunchgrasses.  Oecologia 145(1):153-164.

Snyder, R. E., E. T. Borer, P. Chesson.  2005. Examining the relative importance of spatial and non-spatial coexistence mechanisms. The American Naturalist 166(4): E75-E94.



Borer, E. T., W.W. Murdoch, and S.L. Swarbrick.  2004. Parasitoid coexistence: Linking spatial field patterns with mechanism. Ecology 85(3):667-678.

Gram, W. K., E. T. Borer, K. L. Cottingham, E. W. Seabloom, V. L. Boucher, L. Goldwasser, F. Micheli, B. E. Kendall, and R. S. Burton.  2004.  Distribution of plants in a California serpentine grassland: are rocky hummocks spatial refuges for native species?  Plant Ecology 172(2):159-171



Borer, E. T., C. J. Briggs, W.W. Murdoch, and S.L. Swarbrick.  2003.  Testing intraguild predation theory in a field system: Does numerical dominance shift along a gradient of productivity?  Ecology Letters 6:929-935.

Seabloom, E. W., E. T. Borer, V. Boucher, K. L. Cottingham, W. K. Gram, B. E. Kendall, L. Goldwasser, F. Micheli, and R. S. Burton.  2003.  Competition, seed limitation, disturbance, and reestablishment of California native annual forbs.  Ecological Applications 13: 575-592.



Borer, E. T.  2002.  Larval competition of guild members: implications for coexistence via intraguild predation.  Journal of Animal Ecology 71: 957-965.

Borer, E. T., K. Anderson, C. A. Blanchette, B. Broitman, S. D. Cooper, B. Halpern, E. W. Seabloom, J. B. Shurin.  2002.  Topological approaches to food web analyses: a few modifications may improve our insights.  Oikos 99: 398-403.

Shurin, J. B., E. T. Borer, E. W. Seabloom, K. Anderson, C. A. Blanchette, B. Broitman, S. D. Cooper, B. Halpern.  2002.  A cross-ecosystem comparison of the strength of trophic cascades.  Ecology Letters 5:785-791.



Collins, J. P., A. P. Kinzig, N. B. Grimm, W. F. Fagan, D. Hope, J. Wu, and E. T. Borer. 2000. A new urban ecology. American Scientist 88: 416-425 (.pdf file does not include figures).