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This short bibliography will continue to develop as we progress through the seminar, please make suggestions for additional papers to add

Stochastic and deterministic mechanisms of assembly

Adler, P. B., J. HilleRisLambers, and J. M. Levine. 2007. A niche for neutrality. Ecology Letters 10:95–104

Barot, S. 2004. Mechanisms promoting plant coexistence: can all the proposed processes be reconciled? Oikos 106:185–192.

Chase, J. M. 2007. Drought mediates the importance of stochastic community assembly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104:17430–17434.

Chase, J. M., and J. A. Myers. 2011. Disentangling the importance of ecological niches from stochastic processes across scales. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366:2351 –2363.

Chase, J. M., E. G. Biro, W. A. Ryberg, and K. G. Smith. 2009. Predators temper the relative importance of stochastic processes in the assembly of prey metacommunities. Ecology Letters 12:1210–1218.

Gravel, D., C. D. Canham, M. Beaudet, and C. Messier. 2006. Reconciling niche and neutrality: the continuum hypothesis. Ecology Letters 9:399–409.

HilleRisLambers, J., P. B. Adler, W. S. Harpole, J. M. Levine, and M. M. Mayfield. 2012. Rethinking Community Assembly through the Lens of Coexistence Theory. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 43:227–248.

Karst, J., B. Gilbert, and M. J. Lechowicz. 2005. Fern community assembly: The roles of chance and the environment at local and intermediate scales. Ecology 86:2473–2486.

Palmer, M. W. 1994. Variation in species richness – towards a unification of hypotheses. Folia Geobotanica & Phytotaxonomica 29:511–530.

Svenning, J. C., B. M. J. Engelbrecht, D. A. Kinner, T. A. Kursar, R. F. Stallard, and S. J. Wright. 2006. The relative roles of environment, history and local dispersal in controlling the distributions of common tree and shrub species in a tropical forest landscape, Panama. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22:575–586.

Tilman, D. 2004. Niche tradeoffs, neutrality, and community structure: A stochastic theory of resource competition, invasion, and community assembly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101:10854–10861.

Vellend, B. M. 2010. Conceptual Synthesis in Community Ecology. The Quarterly Review of Biology 85:183–206.

Weiher, E., D. Freund, T. Bunton, A. Stefanski, T. Lee, and S. Bentivenga. 2011. Advances, challenges and a developing synthesis of ecological community assembly theory. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366:2403–2413.

Functional-trait based assembly

Kraft, N. J. B., R. Valencia, and D. D. Ackerly. 2008. Functional Traits and Niche-Based Tree Community Assembly in an Amazonian Forest. Science 322:580 –582.

Fukami, T., T. Martijn Bezemer, S. R. Mortimer, and W. H. van der Putten. 2005. Species divergence and trait convergence in experimental plant community assembly. Ecology Letters 8:1283–1290.

Green, J. L., B. J. M. Bohannan, and R. J. Whitaker. 2008. Microbial Biogeography: From Taxonomy to Traits. Science 320:1039–1043. doi: 10.1126/science.1153475.

McGill, B. J., B. J. Enquist, E. Weiher, and M. Westoby. 2006. Rebuilding community ecology from functional traits. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 21:178–185.

Webb, C. O., D. D. Ackerly, M. A. McPeek, and M. J. Donoghue. 2002. Phylogenies and Community Ecology. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 33:475–505.

Wright, I. J., et al. 2004. The worldwide leaf economics spectrum. Nature 428:821–827.

Phylogenetic constraints on assembly

Emerson, B. C., and R. G. Gillespie. 2008. Phylogenetic analysis of community assembly and structure over space and time. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23:619–630.

Wiens, J. J., and M. J. Donoghue. 2004. Historical biogeography, ecology and species richness. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 19:639–644.

Helmus, M. R., and A. R. Ives. 2012. Phylogenetic diversity–area curves. Ecology 93:S31–S43.

Helmus, M. R., K. Savage, M. W. Diebel, J. T. Maxted, and A. R. Ives. 2007. Separating the determinants of phylogenetic community structure. Ecology Letters 10:917–925.

Kraft, N. J. B., W. K. Cornwell, C. O. Webb, and D. D. Ackerly. 2007. Trait Evolution, Community Assembly, and the Phylogenetic Structure of Ecological Communities. The American Naturalist 170:271–283.

Role of dispersal limitation

Svenning, J. C., and S. J. Wright. 2005. Seed limitation in a Panamanian forest. Journal of Ecology 93:853–862.

Seidler, T. G., and J. B. Plotkin. 2006. Seed dispersal and spatial pattern in tropical trees. PLoS Biology 4:2132–2137.

Global change and environmental filtering

Thuiller, W., S. Lavergne, C. Roquet, I. Boulangeat, B. Lafourcade, and M. B. Araujo. 2011. Consequences of climate change on the tree of life in Europe. Nature 470:531–534.

Reu, B., S. Zaehle, R. Proulx, K. Bohn, A. Kleidon, R. Pavlick, and S. Schmidtlein. 2011. The role of plant functional trade-offs for biodiversity changes and biome shifts under scenarios of global climatic change. Biogeosciences 8:1255–1266.

Tipping points and multiple steady states

Fukami, T., and M. Nakajima. 2011. Community assembly: alternative stable states or alternative transient states? Ecology Letters 14:973–984.

DiMichele, W. A., A. K. Behrensmeyer, T. D. Olszewski, C. C. Labandeira, J. M. Pandolfi, S. L. Wing, and R. Bobe. 2004. Long-term stasis in ecological assemblages: evidence from the fossil record. Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics 35:285–322.

Importance of spatial and temporal scale

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.

Field, R., B. A. Hawkins, H. V. Cornell, D. J. Currie, J. A. F. Diniz-Filho, J.-F. Guégan, D. M. Kaufman, J. T. Kerr, G. G. Mittelbach, T. Oberdorff, E. M. O’Brien, and J. R. G. Turner. 2009. Spatial species-richness gradients across scales: a meta-analysis. Journal of Biogeography 36:132–147.

Harte, J., E. Conlisk, A. Ostling, J. L. Green, and A. B. Smith. 2005. A theory of spatial structure in ecological communities at multiple spatial scales. Ecological Monographs 75:179–197.

Leibold, M. A., M. Holyoak, N. Mouquet, P. Amarasekare, J. M. Chase, M. F. Hoopes, R. D. Holt, J. B. Shurin, R. Law, D. Tilman, M. Loreau, and A. Gonzalez. 2004. The metacommunity concept: a framework for multi-scale community ecology. Ecology Letters 7:601–613.

Meynard, C. N., S. Lavergne, I. Boulangeat, L. Garraud, J. Van Es, N. Mouquet, and W. Thuiller. 2013. Disentangling the drivers of metacommunity structure across spatial scales. Journal of Biogeography 40:1560–1571.

Palmer, M. W., and P. M. Dixon. 1990. Small-scale environmental heterogeneity and the analysis of species distributions along gradients. Journal of Vegetation Science 1:57–65.

Palmer, M. W., and P. S. White. 1994. Scale dependence and the species-area relationship. American Naturalist 144:717–740.

Petraitis, P. S., and R. E. Latham. 1999. The importance of scale in testing the origins of alternative community states. Ecology 80:429–442.

Ricklefs, R. E. 2004. A comprehensive framework for global patterns in biodiversity. Ecology Letters 7:1–15.

Shmida, A., and M. V. Wilson. 1985. Biological determinants of species diversity. Journal of Biogeography 12:1–20.

Experimental community assembly

Fargione, J., C. S. Brown, and D. Tilman. 2003. Community assembly and invasion: An experimental test of neutral versus niche processes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100:8916–8920.

Fukami, T., T. Martijn Bezemer, S. R. Mortimer, and W. H. van der Putten. 2005. Species divergence and trait convergence in experimental plant community assembly. Ecology Letters 8:1283–1290.

Weiher, E., and P. A. Keddy. 1995. The Assembly of Experimental Wetland Plant Communities. Oikos 73:323–335.

Big data approaches to understanding assembly

White, E. P., K. M. Thibault, and X. Xiao. 2012. Characterizing species abundance distributions across taxa and ecosystems using a simple maximum entropy model. Ecology 93:1772–1778.


2 responses to “Bibliography

  1. Pingback: Introduction to Community Assembly | Community assembly

  2. Too late for tomorrow, but this one also looks interesting!

    Lebrija-Trejos, E., Pérez-García, E.A., Meave, J.A., Bongers, F., and Poorter, L. (2010). Functional traits and environmental filtering drive community assembly in a species-rich tropical system. Ecology 91, 386–398.

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