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Remote Sensing of Plant Biodiversity. 2020. Cavender-Bares, J, Gamon, J, Townsend, P (Eds.), Springer. Open Access. ISBN 978-3-030-33157-3

Randin, C. F., M. B. Ashcroft, J. Bolliger, J. Cavender-Bares, N. C. Coops, S. Dullinger, T. Dirnböck, S. Eckert, E. Ellis, N. Fernández, G. Giuliani, A. Guisan, W. Jetz, S. Joost, D. Karger, J. Lembrechts, J. Lenoir, M. Luoto, X. Morin, B. Price, D. Rocchini, M. Schaepman, B. Schmid, P. Verburg, A. Wilson, P. Woodcock, N. Yoccoz, and D. Payne. 2020. Monitoring biodiversity in the Anthropocene using remote sensing in species distribution models. Remote Sensing of Environment 239:111626.

Padullés Cubino, J., M. L. Avolio, M. M. Wheeler, K. L. Larson, S. E. Hobbie, J. Cavender-Bares, S. J. Hall, K. C. Nelson, T. L. E. Trammell, C. Neill, D. E. Pataki, J. M. Grove, and P. M. Groffman. 2020. Linking yard plant diversity to homeowners’ landscaping priorities across the U.S. Landscape and Urban Planning 196:103730.

Cavender-Bares, J., J. Padullés Cubino, W. D. Pearse, S. E. Hobbie, A. J. Lange, S. Knapp, and K. C. Nelson. 2020. Horticultural availability and homeowner preferences drive plant diversity and composition in urban yards. Ecological Applications n/a:e02082.

Kattge, J. et al. 2020. TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26:119-188.

Williams, L. J., J. Cavender-Bares, A. Paquette, C. Messier, and P. B. Reich. 2020. Light mediates the relationship between community diversity and trait plasticity in functionally and phylogenetically diverse tree mixtures. Journal of Ecology n/a.


Wang, Z., P. A. Townsend, A. K. Schweiger, J. J. Couture, A. Singh, S. E. Hobbie, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2019. Mapping foliar functional traits and their uncertainties across three years in a grassland experiment. Remote Sensing of Environment 221:405-416.

Trammell, T. L. E., D. E. Pataki, C. J. Still, J. R. Ehleringer, M. L. Avolio, N. Bettez, J. Cavender-Bares, P. M. Groffman, M. Grove, S. J. Hall, J. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, J. O'Neil-Dunne, W. D. Pearse, R. R. Chowdhury, M. Steele, and M. M. Wheeler. 2019. Climate and lawn management interact to control C-4 plant distribution in residential lawns across seven US cities. Ecological Applications 29.

Teshera-Levye, J., B. Miles, V. Terwilliger, C. E. Lovelock, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2019. Drivers of habitat partitioning among three Quercus species along a hydrologic gradient. Tree Physiology.

Ramírez-Valiente, J. A., J. R. Etterson, N. J. Deacon, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2019. Evolutionary potential varies across populations and traits in the neotropical oak Quercus oleoides. Tree Physiology 39:427-439.

Padullés Cubino, J., J. Cavender-Bares, S. E. Hobbie, D. E. Pataki, M. L. Avolio, L. E. Darling, K. L. Larson, S. J. Hall, P. M. Groffman, T. L. E. Trammell, M. K. Steele, J. M. Grove, and C. Neill. 2019. Drivers of plant species richness and phylogenetic composition in urban yards at the continental scale. Landscape Ecology 34:63-77.

Mota-Gutiérrez, D., G. Arreola-González, R. Aguilar-Romero, H. Paz, J. Cavender-Bares, K. Oyama, A. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, and F. Pineda-García. 2019. Seasonal variation in native hydraulic conductivity between two deciduous oak species. Journal of Plant Ecology.

Hipp, A. L., P. S. Manos, M. Hahn, M. Avishai, C. Bodénès, J. Cavender-Bares, A. A. Crowl, M. Deng, T. Denk, S. Fitz-Gibbon, O. Gailing, M. S. González-Elizondo, A. González-Rodríguez, G. W. Grimm, X.-L. Jiang, A. Kremer, I. Lesur, J. D. McVay, C. Plomion, H. Rodríguez-Correa, E.-D. Schulze, M. C. Simeone, V. L. Sork, and S. Valencia-Avalos. 2019. Genomic landscape of the global oak phylogeny. New Phytologist n/a.

Grossman, J. J., J. Cavender-Bares, P. B. Reich, R. A. Montgomery, and S. E. Hobbie. 2019. Neighborhood diversity simultaneously increased and decreased susceptibility to contrasting herbivores in an early stage forest diversity experiment. Journal of Ecology 107:1492-1505.

Grossman, J. J., and J. Cavender-Bares. 2019. Consequences of biodiversity shift across phylogenetic scales for aspen and willow growth, survival, and herbivory. Journal of Vegetation Science 30:301-311.

Grossman, J. J., A. J. Butterfield, J. Cavender-Bares, S. E. Hobbie, P. B. Reich, J. Gutknecht, and P. G. Kennedy. 2019. Non-symbiotic soil microbes are more strongly influenced by altered tree biodiversity than arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi during initial forest establishment. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95.

Gholizadeh, H., J. A. Gamon, P. A. Townsend, A. I. Zygielbaum, C. J. Helzer, G. Y. Hmimina, R. Yu, R. M. Moore, A. K. Schweiger, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2019. Detecting prairie biodiversity with airborne remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment 221:38-49.

Fontes, C. G., and J. Cavender-Bares. 2019. Towards an integrated view of the ‘elephant’: Unlocking the mysteries of water transport and xylem vulnerability in oaks. Tree Physiology.

Deacon, N. J., J. J. Grossman, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2019. Drought and freezing vulnerability of the isolated hybrid aspen Populus x smithii relative to its parental species, P. tremuloides and P. grandidentata. Ecology and Evolution 9:8062-8074.

Cubino, J. P., J. Cavender-Bares, S. E. Hobbie, D. E. Pataki, M. L. Avolio, L. E. Darling, K. L. Larson, S. J. Hall, P. M. Groffman, T. L. E. Trammell, M. K. Steele, J. M. Grove, and C. Neill. 2019. Drivers of plant species richness and phylogenetic composition in urban yards at the continental scale. Landscape Ecology 34:63-77.

Cavender-Bares, J. 2019. Diversification, adaptation, and community assembly of the American oaks (Quercus), a model clade for integrating ecology and evolution. New Phytologist 221:669-692.

Catford, J. A., A. L. Smith, P. D. Wragg, A. T. Clark, M. Kosmala, J. Cavender-Bares, P. B. Reich, and D. Tilman. 2019. Traits linked with species invasiveness and community invasibility vary with time, stage and indicator of invasion in a long-term grassland experiment. Ecology Letters 22:593-604.

Avolio, M., D. E. Pataki, G. D. Jenerette, S. Pincetl, L. W. Clarke, J. Cavender-Bares, T. W. Gillespie, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, H. R. McCarthy, and T. L. E. Trammell. 2019. Urban plant diversity in Los Angeles, California: Species and functional type turnover in cultivated landscapes. PLANTS, PEOPLE, PLANET 0.



Schweiger, A. K., J. Cavender-Bares, P. A. Townsend, S. E. Hobbie, M. D. Madritch, R. Wang, D. Tilman, and J. A. Gamon. 2018. Plant spectral diversity integrates functional and phylogenetic components of biodiversity and predicts ecosystem function. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2:976-982. PDF

Cavender-Bares, J., S. Kothari, J. E. Meireles, M. A. Kaproth, P. S. Manos, and A. L. Hipp. 2018. The role of diversification in community assembly of the oaks (Quercus L.) across the continental US. American Journal of Botany 105(3):565-586. PDF

Kothari, S., J. Cavender-Bares, K. Bitan, A. S. Verhoeven, R. Wang, R. A. Montgomery, and J. A. Gamon. 2018. Community-wide consequences of variation in photoprotective physiology among prairie plants. Photosynthetica. link

Hipp, A. L., P. S. Manos, González-Rodríguez, M. Hahn, M. Kaproth, J. D. McVay, S. V. Avalos, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2018. Sympatric parallel diversification of major oak clades in the Americas and the origins of Mexican species diversity. New Phytologist 217 439–452. PDF

Gholizadeh, H., J. A. Gamon, A. I. Zygielbaum, R. Wang, A. K. Schweiger, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2018. Remote sensing of biodiversity: Soil correction and data dimension reduction methods improve assessment of α-diversity (species richness) in prairie ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment 206:240-253.

Cline, L. C., S. E. Hobbie, M. D. Madritch, C. R. Buyarski, D. Tilman, and J. M. Cavender-Bares. 2018. Resource availability underlies the plant-fungal diversity relationship in a grassland ecosystem. Ecology 99:204-216. PDF


Cavender-Bares, J., and Ramírez-Valiente, J A (2017). Physiological Evidence from Common Garden Experiments for Local Adaptation and Adaptive Plasticity to Climate in American Live Oaks (Quercus Section Virentes): Implications for Conservation Under Global Change. Oaks Physiological Ecology. Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L. (pp. 107--135). Springer, Cham.  

Cavender-Bares, J., Gamon, J. A., Hobbie, S. E., Madritch, M. D., Meireles, J. E., Schweiger, A. K., and Townsend, P. A. (2017). Harnessing plant spectra to integrate the biodiversity sciences across biological and spatial scales. American Journal of Botany, 104(7), 966-969. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1700061  PDF

Deacon, N. J., Grossman, J. J., Schweiger, A. K., Armour, I., and Cavender-Bares, J. (2017). Genetic, morphological, and spectral characterization of relictual Niobrara River hybrid aspens (Populus x smithii). American Journal of Botany, 104(12), 1878--1890.  PDF

Groffman, P. M., Avolio, M., Cavender-Bares, J., Bettez, N. D., Grove, J. M., Hall, S. J., . . . Trammell, T. L.E. (2017). Ecological homogenization of residential macrosystems. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 1(7). doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0191 PDF

Wang, R., Gamon, J. A., Cavender-Bares, J., Townsend, P. A., & Zygielbaum, A. I. (2017). The spatial sensitivity of the spectral diversity-biodiversity relationship: an experimental test in a prairie grassland. Ecological Applications.  

Cotrozzi, L., Couture, J. J., Cavender-Bares, J., Kingdon, C. C., Fallon, B., Pilz, G., . . . Townsend, P. A. (2017). Using foliar spectral properties to assess the effects of drought on plant water potential. Tree physiology, 37(11), 1582--1591.  

Wheeler, M. M., Neill, C., Groffman, P. M., Avolio, M., Bettez, N., Cavender-Bares, J., . . . Trammell, T. L.E. (2017). Continental-scale homogenization of residential lawn plant communities. Landscape and Urban Planning, 165, 54-63. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.05.004 

Meireles, J. E., Schweiger, A. K., & Cavender-Bares, J. M. (2017). spectrolab: Class and Methods for Hyperspectral Data. R package version 0.0. 2.  

Meireles, J. E., Beulke, A., Borkowski, D. S., Romero-Severson, J., & Cavender-Bares, J. (2017). Balancing selection maintains diversity in a cold tolerance gene in broadly distributed live oaks. Genome, 60(9), 762-769. doi: 10.1139/gen-2016-0208 PDF

Grossman, J. J., J. Cavender-Bares, S. E. Hobbie, P. B. Reich, and M. R.A. 2017. Species richness and traits predict overyielding in stem growth in an early-successional tree diversity experiment. Ecology:10.1002/ecy.1958.

Cavender-Bares, J., J. A. Gamon, S. E. Hobbie, M. D. Madritch, J. E. Meireles, A. K. Schweiger, and P. A. Townsend. 2017. Harnessing plant spectra to integrate the biodiversity sciences across biological and spatial scales. American Journal of Botany 104:1-4 doi: 10.3732/ajb.1700061. link

Wei, X., J. A. Savage, C. E. Riggs, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2017. An experimental test of fitness variation across a hydrologic gradient predicts willow and poplar species distributions. Ecology 98:1311-1323. PDF

Rubio de Casas, R., C. G. Willis, W. D. Pearse, C. Baskin, J. Baskin, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2017. Global biogeography of seed dormancy is determined by seasonality and seed size: a case study in the legumes. New Phytologist 214: 1527-1536 DOI: 10.1111/nph.14498. PDF

Ramírez-Valiente, J. A., A. Center, J. P. Sparks, K. L. Sparks, J. R. Etterson, T. Longwell, G. Pilz, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2017. Population-level differentiation in growth rates and leaf traits in seedlings of the neotropical live oak Quercus oleoides grown under natural and manipulated precipitation regimes. Frontiers in plant science 8:585 PDF

Ramírez-Valiente, J. A. and J. Cavender-Bares. 2017. Evolutionary trade-offs between drought resistance mechanisms across a precipitation gradient in a seasonally dry tropical oak (Quercus oleoides). Tree Physiology 37:889-901. doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpx1040. PDF

Williams, L. J., A. Paquette, J. Cavender-Bares, C. Messier, and P. B. Reich. 2017. Spatial complementarity in tree crowns explains overyielding in species mixtures. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1:0063. PDF



Cavender-Bares J. 2016. Diversity, distribution and ecosystem services of the North American oaks. International Oaks. 27:37-49. ISSN 1941-2061. PDF

Center A, Etterson JR, Deacon N, Cavender-Bares J. 2016. Seed production timing influences seedling fitness in the tropical live oak, Quercus oleoides, of Costa Rican dry forests. American Journal of Botany. 103(8):1407-19  link.

Cavender-Bares J, Ackerly DD, Hobbie SE, Townsend PA. 2016. Biogeographic origins, plant traits, and ecosystem function: implications for management in the era of global change. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst. 47:433-462 link.

Kennedy  P., Williams L, Cavender-Bares J, Reich P, Vincent J, Stefanski A, Messier C, Paquette A, Gravel D, Nguyen N, (2016) Ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungal diversity are linked to different tree community attributes in a field-based tree experiment, Molecular Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/mec.13719. link

Cavender-Bares J, Meireles JE, Couture JJ, Kaproth M, Kingdon CC, Singh A, Serbin S., Pilz G., Center A, Townsend P 2016. Associations of leaf spectra with genetic and phylogenetic variation in oaks: prospects for remote detection of biodiversity Remote Sensing, 8(3), 221. doi:10.3390/rs8030221. link

Trammell TLE, Pataki DE, Cavender-Bares J, Groffman PM, Hall SJ, et al. 2016. Plant nitrogen concentration and isotopic composition in residential lawns across seven US cities. Oecologia: 1-15. link

Wang R, Gamon JA, Montgomery RA, Townsend PA, Zygielbaum AI, Cavender-Bares, J. 2016. Seasonal variation in the NDVI–species richness relationship in a prairie grassland experiment (Cedar Creek). Remote Sensing 8: 128. link

Jetz W*, Cavender-Bares J*, Pavlick R, Schimel D, Davis FW, et al. 2016. A global remote sensing mission to detect and predict plant functional biodiversity change Nature Plants 2, 16024. link

Barak R, Hipp A, Cavender-Bares J, Pearse W, Hotchkiss S, Larkin D. 2016. Taking the Long View: Integrating Recorded, Archeological, Paleoecological, and Evolutionary Data into Ecological Restoration. International Journal of Plant Sciences 177. link

Groffman, P. M., J. M. Grove, C. Polsky, N. D. Bettez, J. L. Morse, J. Cavender-Bares, S. J. Hall, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, and K. L. Larson. 2016. Satisfaction, water and fertilizer use in the American residential macrosystem. Environmental Research Letters 11:034004.

Groffman, P., J. Cavender-Bares, D. Childers, N. B. Grimm, M. Grove, S. E. Hobbie, L. R. Hutyra, D. E. Pataki, S. Pickett, R. Pouyat, E. Rosi-Marshall, and B. Ruddell. 2016. Moving towards a new Urban Systems Science Ecosystems.

Funk, J. L., J. E. Larson, G. M. Ames, B. J. Butterfield, J. Cavender-Bares, J. Firn, D. C. Laughlin, A. E. Sutton-Grier, L. Williams, and J. Wright. 2016. Revisiting the Holy Grail: using plant functional traits to understand ecological processes. Biological Reviews:10.1111/brv.12275.

Erlandson, S. R., J. A. Savage, J. M. Cavender-Bares, and K. G. Peay. 2016. Soil moisture and chemistry influence diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities associating with willow along an hydrologic gradient. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92.

Nelson, E., M. Helmus, J. Cavender-Bares, S. Polasky, J. Lasky, A. Zanne, W. Pearse, N. Kraft, D. Miteva, and W. Fagan. 2016. Commercial plant production and consumption still follow the latitudinal gradient in species diversity despite economic globalization. Plos One 11:e0163002.

Kaproth, M. and J. Cavender-Bares. 2016. Drought tolerance and climatic distributions of the American oaks. International Oaks 27.

Hall, S. J., J. Learned, B. Ruddell, K. L. Larson, J. Cavender-Bares, N. Bettez, P. M. Groffman, J. M. Grove, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, J. P. M. O’Neil-Dunne, L. Ogden, D. E. Pataki, W. D. Pearse, C. Polsky, R. R. Chowdhury, M. K. Steele, and T. L. E. Trammell. 2016. Convergence of microclimate in residential landscapes across diverse cities in the United States. Landscape Ecology 31:101-117.


Riggs CE, Hobbie SE, Cavender-Bares J, Savage JA, Wei X. 2015. Contrasting effects of plant species traits and moisture on the decomposition of multiple litter fractions. Oecologia 179(2):573-84. link
Gastauer, M, AW Saporetti-Junior, LFS Magnago, J Cavender-Bares, J Meira-Neto, A Alves, The hypothesis of sympatric speciation as the dominant generator of endemism in a global hotspot of biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution 5 (22), 5272-5283. link
Deacon, NJ, Cavender-Bares, J. Limited pollen dispersal contributes to population genetic structure but not local adaptation in Quercus oleoides forests of Costa Rica. PLoS ONE 10 (9), e0138783. link
Eaton D., Gonzalez-Rodriguez A., Hipp A. & Cavender-Bares J. (2015). Historical introgression among the American live oaks and the comparative nature of tests for introgression. Evolution, 69(10):2587–2601. link
Cavender-Bares J., Gonzalez-Rodriguez A., Eaton D.A.R., Hipp A.A.L., Beulke A. & Manos P.S. (2015). Phylogeny and biogeography of the American live oaks (Quercus subsection Virentes): A genomic and population genetics approach. Molecular Ecology. 24(14): 3668–3687DOI: 10.1111/mec.13269 link
Lind EM, Vincent JB, Weiblen GD, Cavender-Bares JM, Borer ET. (2015) Trophic phylogenetics: evolutionary influences on body size, feeding, and species associations in grassland arthropods, Ecology 96 (4), 998–1009. PDF
Pearse W.D., Cadotte M.W., Cavender-Bares J., Tucker C., Walker S.C. & Helmus M.R. (2015). pez: Phylogenetics for the Environmental Sciences. Bioinformatics 31 (17): 2888-2890. link
Ramírez-Valiente J.A., Koehler K. & Cavender-Bares J. (2015). Climatic origins predict variation in photoprotective leaf pigments in response to drought and low temperatures in live oaks (Quercus series Virentes). Tree Physiology, 35, 521-534. link
Verheijen LM , Aerts R, Brovkin V, Cavender-Bares J, Cornelissen JHC. (2015) Inclusion of ecologically based trait variation in plant functional types reduces the projected land carbon sink in an earth system model, Global Change Biology, 21(8):3074–3086. link
King E., Cavender-Bares J., Balvanera P., Mwampamba T.H. & Polasky S. (2015). Trade-offs in ecosystem services and varying stakeholder preferences: evaluating conflicts, obstacles, and opportunities. Ecology and Society, 20(3):25. link
Cavender-Bares J., Balvanera P., King E. & Polasky S. (2015). Ecosystem service trade-offs across global contexts and scales. Ecology and Society, 20(1):22. PDF

Cavender-Bares J., Polasky S., King E. & Balvanera P. (2015). A sustainability framework for assessing trade-offs in ecosystem services. Ecology and Society, 20(1):17. PDF

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Ecosystem service trade-offs across global contexts and scales.

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Hipp AL, Eaton DAR, Cavender-Bares J, Fitzek E, Nipper R, et al. (2014) A Framework Phylogeny of the American Oak Clade Based on Sequenced RAD Data. PLoS ONE 9(4): e93975. (PDF)

Steele M.K., Heffernan J.B., Bettez N., Cavender-Bares J., Groffman P.M., Grove J.M., Hall S., Hobbie S.E., Larson K., Morse J.L., Neill C., Nelson K.C., O'Neil-Dunne J., Ogden L., Pataki D.E., Polsky C. & Chowdhury R.R. (2014). Convergent Surface Water Distributions in US Cities. Ecosystems, 17, 685-697.

Brunbjerg A.K., Cavender-Bares J., Eiserhardt W.L., Ejrnaes R., Aarssen L.W., Buckley H.L., Forey E., Jansen F., Kattge J., Lane C., Lubke R.A., Moles A.T., Monserrat A.L., Peet R.K., Roncal J., Wootton L. & Svenning J.C. (2014). Multi-scale phylogenetic structure in coastal dune plant communities across the globe. Journal of Plant Ecology, 7, 101-114. (PDF)

Polsky C, Grove JM, Knudson C, Groffman PM, Bettez N, Cavender-Bares J, Hall SJ, Heffernan JB, Hobbie SE, Larson KL, Morse JL, Neill C, Nelson KC, Ogden LA, O'Neil-Dunne J, Pataki DE, Roy Chowdhury R, Steele MK. (2014). Assessing the homogenization of urban land management with an application to US residential lawn care.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 10 (PDF)

Willis CG, Baskin CC, Baskin JM, Auld JR, Venable DL, Cavender-Bares J, Donohue K, de Casas RR; The NESCent Germination Working Group. (2014). The evolution of seed dormancy: environmental cues, evolutionary hubs, and diversification of the seed plants. New Phytologist (PDF)

Groffman, P.M., J. Cavender-Bares, N.D. Bettez, J. M. Grove, S. J. Hall, James Heffernan, S. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J L. Morse, C. Neill, K. Nelson, J. O’Neill-Dunne, L. Ogden, D. E. Pataki, C. Polsky, R. Roy Chowdhury, M. K. Steele, (2014). Ecological Homogenization of Urban America, Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. (PDF)


Gugger P.F. & Cavender-Bares J. (2013). Molecular and morphological support for a Florida origin of the Cuban oak. Journal of Biogeography, 40, 632-645. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares J., Heffernan J., King E., Polasky S., Balvanera P. & Clark W.C. (2013). Sustainability and Biodiversity. In: Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (ed. Levin S). Elsevier Oxford, pp. 71-84. (PDF)

Park, J., J. Cavender-Bares, and J. Juzwik. (2013). Multiple Ceratocystis smalleyi Infections associated with reduced stem water transport in Bitternut Hickory. Phytopathology 103(6):565-74. (PDF)

Savage J.A. & Cavender-Bares J. (2013). Phenological cues drive an apparent trade-off between freezing tolerance and growth in the family Salicaceae. Ecology, 94, 1708-1717. (PDF)

Kurtz C.M., Savage J.A., Huang I.-Y. & Cavender-Bares J. (2013). Consequences of salinity and freezing stress for two populations of Quercus virginiana Mill. (Fagaceae) grown in a common garden. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 140, 145-156. (PDF)


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

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Cavender-Bares, Jeannine, David D. Ackerly, and Kenneth H. Kozak. 2012. Integrating ecology and phylogenetics: the footprint of history in modern-day communities. Ecology 93:S1–S3. (PDF)

Moles, A. T., H. Flores-Moreno, S. P. Bonser, D. I.Warton, A. Helm, L. Warman, D. J. Eldridge, E. Jurado,F. A. Hemmings, P. B. Reich, J. Cavender-Bares, E. W. Seabloom, M. M. Mayfield, D. Sheil, J. C. Djietror, P. L. Peri1, L. Enrico, M. R. Cabido, S. A. Setterfield, C. E. R. Lehmann, and F. J. Thomson. 2012. Invasions: the trail behind, the path ahead, and a test of a disturbing idea. Journal of Ecology 100:116–127. (PDF)

Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., J. Cavender-Bares, F. Escobar, F. Melo, M. Tabarelli, and B. Santos. 2012. Maintenance of Tree Phylogenetic Diversity in a Highly Fragmented Rainforest. Journal of Ecology, 100, 702–711. (PDF)

Hughes, N. M., K. O. Burkey, J. Cavender-Bares, and W. K. Smith. 2012. Xanthophyll cycle pigment and antioxidant profiles of winter-red (anthocyanic) and winter-green (acyanic) angiosperm evergreen species. Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol. 63, No. 5, pp. 1895–1905. (PDF)

Knapp, S., L. Dinsmore, C. Fissore, S. Hobbie, I. Jakobsdottir, J. King, S. Klotz, J. McFadden, and J. Cavender-Bares, Characteristics of spontaneous floras of household yards and their changes along an urbanization gradient. Ecology, 93(8) Supplement, pp. S83–S98. (PDF)

Savage, J. and J. Cavender-Bares. 2012. Habitat specialization and the role of trait lability in structuring hyper-diverse Willow family (Salicaceae) communities across a hydrologic gradient. Ecology, 93(8) Supplement, pp. S138–S150 (PDF)

Koehler, K., A. Center, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2012. Evidence for a freezing tolerance - growth rate trade-off in the live oaks (Quercus series Virentes) across the tropical-temperate divide. New Phytologist, Vol. 193, Iss. 3, pp. 730-744. (PDF)

Beaulieu, J., R. H. Ree, J. Cavender-Bares, G. D. Weiblen, and M. Donoghue. 2012. Synthesizing phylogenetic knowledge for ecological research. Ecology, 93(6) Supplement, pp. S4–S13. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares, J. and P.B. Reich. 2012. Shocks to the system: Community assembly of the oak savanna in a 40-year fire frequency experiment. Ecology, 93(8) Supplement, pp. S52–S69. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares, J., A. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, A. Pahlich, K. Koehler, and N. Deacon. 2011. Phylogeography and climatic niche evolution in live oaks (Quercus series Virentes) from the tropics to the temperate zone. Journal of Biogeography 38:962-981. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares J. & Cavender N. (2011). Phylogenetic structure of plant communities provides guidelines for restoration. In: Restoration Ecology (ed. Greipsson S). Jones & Bartlett Learning Sudbury, MA. (PDF)

Davies, K. F., J. Cavender-Bares, and N. Deacon. 2011. Native communities determine the identity of exotic invaders even at scales at which communities are unsaturated. Diversity and Distributions 17:35-42. (PDF)

Gugger, P. F., A. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, H. Rodriguez-Correa, S. Sugita, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2011. Southward Pleistocene migration of Douglas-fir into Mexico: phylogeography, ecological niche modeling, and conservation of 'rear edge' populations. New Phytologist 189:1185-1199. (PDF)

Kattge, J. , S. Diaz , S. Lavorel , C. Prentice , P. Leadley , G. Bonisch , E. Garnier , M. Westoby , P. B. Reich , I. J. Wright , J. H. C. Cornelissen , C. Violle , S. P. Harrison , P. M. van Bodegom , M. Reichstein , B. J. Enquist , N. A. Soudzilovskaia , D. D. Ackerly , M. Anand , O. Atkin , M. Bahn , T. R. Baker , D. Baldocchi , R. Bekker , C. C. Blanco , B. Blonder , W. J. Bond , R. Bradstock , D. E. Bunker , F. Casanoves , J. Cavender-Bares , J. Q. Chambers , F. S. Chapin , J. Chave , D. Coomes , W. K. Cornwell , et al. 2011. TRY - a global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935. (PDF)

Savage, J. A. and J. M. Cavender-Bares. 2011. Contrasting drought survival strategies of sympatric willows (genus: Salix): consequences for coexistence and habitat specialization. Tree Physiology 31:604-614. (PDF)

Aldrich, P. R. and J. Cavender-Bares. 2011. Genomics and breeding of oaks and their slightly less-domesticated wild oak relatives Pages 89-130 In: C. Kole, editor. Wealth of Wild Species: Genetic, Genomic and Breeding Resources. Springer-Verlag, New York.


Klemens, J.A., N. Deacon, and J. Cavender-Bares. (2010). Understanding limits to pasture recolonization in a fragmented tropical dry forest: a case study of the tropical live oak Quercus oleoides with implications for restoration. In: R. Dirzo and H. A. Mooney, editors. Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests. Island Press, Washington, D.C.

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(6):892-901. (PDF)

Gugger PF, Sugita S, Cavender-Bares J. (2010) Phylogeography of Douglas-fir based on mitochondrial and chloroplast DNA sequences: testing hypotheses from the fossil record. Molecular Ecology. 19(9):1877-1897. (PDF)

Willis, C. G., M. Halina, C. Lehman, P. B. Reich, A. Keen, S. McCarthy J. Cavender-Bares. (2010). Community phylogenetic structure in Minnesota oak savanna is influenced by spatial extent and environmental heterogeneity. Ecography 32: 565-577. (PDF)

Hickerson M.J., Carstens B.C., Cavender-Bares J., Crandall K.A., Graham C.H., Johnson J.B., Rissler L., Victoriano P.F. & Yoder A.D. (2010). "Phylogeography's past, present, and future: 10 years after Avise, 2000." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54(1): 291-301. (PDF)


Cadotte M., Cavender-Bares J., Oakley T. & Tilman D. (2009). Using evolutionary, functional and trait diversity to understand patterns of plant community productivity. PloS ONE. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares, J., and A. Pahlich. (2009). Molecular, morphological and ecological niche differentiation of sympatric sister oak species, Quercus virginiana and Q. geminata (Fagaceae). American Journal of Botany. (PDF)

Savage, J., J. Cavender-Bares, and A. Verhoeven. 2009. Habitat generalists and wetland specialists in the genus Salix vary in their photoprotective responses to drought. Functional Plant Biology. 36, 300–309. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares, J., K. Kozak, P. Fine, and S. Kembel. (2009). The merging of community ecology and phylogenetic biology. (Review and Synthesis) Ecology Letters, 12:693-715 . (PDF)

Cavender-Bares, J., A. Izzo, R. Robinson, and C. Lovelock. (2009). Changes in ectomycorrhizal fungal assemblages on two containerized oak hosts across an experimental hydrologic gradient. Mycorrhiza,19:133-142. (PDF)


Lusk, C., P. Reich, R. Montgomery, D. Ackerly, and J. Cavender-Bares. 2008. Why are evergreen leaves so contrary about shade? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 23(6):299-303. (PDF)


Cavender-Bares, J. 2007. Chilling and freezing stress in live oaks (Quercus section Virentes): Intra- and interspecific variation in PS II sensitivity corresponds to latitude of origin. Photosynthesis Research 94:437–453. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares, J., L. Sack, and J. Savage. 2007. Atmospheric and soil drought reduce nocturnal conductance in live oaks. Tree Physiology 27:611-620. (PDF)


Cavender-Bares, J., A. Keen, and B. Miles. 2006. Phylogenetic structure of Floridian plant communities depends on taxonomic and spatial scale. Ecology 87:S109-S122. (PDF)


Cavender-Bares J. 2005. Impacts of freezing on long-distance transport in woody plants. In: Vascular Transport in Plants, N.M. Holbrook, M. Zwieniecki and P. Melcher (eds.). Elsevier Inc. Oxford, pp. 401-424. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares, J., P. Cortes, S. Rambal, R. Joffre, B. Miles++, and A. Rocheteau. 2005. Summer and winter sensitivity of leaves and xylem to minimum freezing temperatures: a comparison of co-occurring Mediterranean oaks that differ in leaf lifespan. New Phytologist 168:597–612. (PDF)


Angeles, G., B. Bond, T. Brodribb, J. R. Brooks, M. J. Burns, J. Cavender-Bares, M. Clearwater et al. (31 authors). 2004. The cohesion-tension theory. New Phytologist 163:451-452. (PDF)

Rambal S, Joffre R., Ourcival J.M., Cavender-Bares J. and Rocheteau A. 2004. The growth respiration component in eddy CO2 flux from a Quercus ilex Mediterranean forest, Global Change Biology. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares J., D.A. Ackerly, D. Baum and F.A. Bazzaz. 2004. Phylogenetic overdispersion in the assembly of Floridian oak communities American Naturalist 163(6): 823-843. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares J., K. Kitajima, and F. A. Bazzaz. 2004. Multiple trait associations in relation to habitat differentiation among 17 oak species in North Central Florida, Ecological Monographs,74(4):635-662. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares J. and F.A. Bazzaz. 2004. From Leaves to Ecosystems: Assessing Photosynthesis and Plant Function in Ecological Studies. In: Chlorophyll fluorescence: A Signature of Photosynthesis, George C. Papageorgiou and Govindjee (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Chapter 29, pp. 737-755. (PDF)

Wright I. J., P. B. Reich, M. Westoby, D. Ackerly, Z. Baruch, J. Cavender-Bares, T. Chapin, H. Cornelissen, M. Diemer, E. Garnier, J. Gulias, K. Hikosaka, B. Lamont et al. 2004. The leaf economics spectrum worldwide Nature 428 (22 April):821-827. (PDF)


Reich, P., I. Wright, J. Cavender-Bares, J.M. Craine, J. Oleksyn, M. Westoby, and M.B. Walters. 2003. The evolution of plant functional variation: traits, spectra and strategies. International Journal of Plant Sciences 164(3): S143–S164. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares J., and A. Wilczek. 2003. Integrating micro- and macroevolutionary processes in community ecology. Ecology 84 (3):592-597. (PDF)

Freedman A., J. Cavender-Bares, P. L. Kebabian, R. Bhaskar, H. Scott, and F. A. Bazzaz. 2002.  Remote sensing of solar-excited plant fluorescence as a measure of photosynthetic rate, Photosynthetica, 40(1): 127-132. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares J. and N.M. Holbrook. 2001. Hydraulic properties and freezing-induced cavitation in sympatric evergreen and deciduous oaks with contrasting habitats, Plant, Cell and Environment, 24 (12), 1243-1256. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares  J. and Jill Jäger. 2001. Developing a precautionary approach: Global environmental risk management in Germany.  In: Learning to Manage Global Environmental Risks.  W. Clark, J. Jäger, J. Van Eijndhoven and N. Dickson (eds.), Cambridge, MA, USA, M.I.T. Press.  

Levy M., J. Cavender-Bares and W. Clark. 2001. Goal and strategy formulation in the management of global environmental risks.  In: Learning to Manage Global Environmental Risks.  W. Clark, J. Jäger, J. Van Eijndhoven and N. Dickson (eds.), Cambridge,MA, USA, M.I.T. Press (2001).

Clark W. C., J. Jäger, J. Cavender-Bares and N. M. Dickson. 2001. Acid rain, ozone depletion and climate change:  An historical overview.  In: Learning to Manage Global Environmental Risks.  W. Clark, J. Jäger, J. Van Eijndhoven and N. Dickson (eds.), Cambridge,MA, USA, M.I.T. Press.


Cavender-Bares J., M. Potts, E. Zacharias and F.A. Bazzaz. 2000. Interactions of CO2 and light in Quercus rubra: Consequences for leaf phenology, growth, and senescence, Global Change Biology, 6(8):877-887. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares J. and F.A. Bazzaz. 2000. Changes in drought response strategies with ontogeny in Quercus rubra: Implications for scaling from seedlings to mature trees, Oecologia, 124(1):8-18. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares J., S. Apostol, I. Moya, J.M. Briantais and F.A. Bazzaz. 1999. Chilling-induced photoinhibition in two oak species: Are evergreen leaves inherently better protected than deciduous leaves?   Photosynthetica, 36(4):587-596. (PDF)

Cavender-Bares J., P.B. Voss and F.A. Bazzaz. 1998. Consequences of incongruency in diurnally varying resources for Rumex crispus (Polygonaceae), American Journal of Botany, 85(9):1216-1223. (PDF)

Cavender J., J. Cavender-Bares and H. Hohl. 1995. Ecological distribution of cellular slime molds in forest soils of Germany, Botanica Helvetica, 105: 199-219. (PDF)

Jäger J., J. Cavender-Bares and R. Ell. Vom Treibhauseffekt zur Klima-Katastrophe, Jahrbuch Ökologie,  Verlag Beck, München, 1994, 4: 252-352.

Cavender J. and J. Jäger. 1993. The History of Germany's Response to Climate Change, International Environmental Affairs, 5(1):3-18. (PDF)


Proceedings and reports:


K.P. Andersson, S.R. Carpenter, J. Cavender-Bares, J. Foley, J. Guckenheimer, S. Jain, R.W. Kates, V. Ramanathan, J. Trancik. 2010. “Working Group III: Measuring and Monitoring Progress Toward Sustainability,” pp. 29-38 In: Toward a Science of Sustainability, Report from Toward a Science of Sustainability Conference Airlie Center ~ Warrenton, Virginia November 29, 2009 – December 2, 2009, Funded by: The National Science Foundation, Editors: Simon A. Levin, William C. Clark.

Kellogg, E., Smith M., Holsinger K., A. Bucklin, J. Cavender-Bares, E. Edwards, D. Hillis, A. Knapp, L. Knowles, R. Inouye, J. Parrish, D. Post, A. Rodrigo, O. Schmitz, J. Schweitzer, S.A. Smith, S.D. Snyder, MKF Stone, M. Willig, 2010. Dimensions of Biodiversity, Report to the National Science Foundation. Proceedings of Dimensions of Biodiversity Design Charette, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham NC Sept. 17-19, 2010.

Cavender-Bares, J.  2001. Comparative ecology of North Central Florida oaks.  Proceedings of the Third International Oak Conference, North Carolina, International Oaks, 12:24-29.


Ecology Branches Into the Tree of Life

"An August 2012 supplementary issue of Ecology explores the interface of ecology and phylogenetics."

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