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EEB Graduate Program Publications

A roundup of recent Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Graduate Program publications in scientific journals.
OCTOBER 2014

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

SEPTEMBER 2014

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

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

AUGUST 2014

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

Gene interactions in the evolution of genomic imprinting | Heredity

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

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

JULY 2014

In defense of fences | Science

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

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

FEBRUARY 2014

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

JANUARY 2014

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

DECEMBER 2013

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

NOVEMBER 2013

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

 

OCTOBER 2013

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

SEPTEMBER 2013

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

AUGUST 2013

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 adapatation 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

FEBRUARY 2013

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

JANUARY 2013

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

DECEMBER 2012

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

NOVEMBER 2012

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

OCTOBER 2012

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

SEPTEMBER 2012

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 suppport 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

AUGUST 2012

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 Managment

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

FEBRUARY 2012

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

JANUARY 2012

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