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Publications since 2004 based on research performed at Tyson Research Center and/or utilizing Tyson's facilities

List of publications prior to 2004 (since 1963)


  • 2017. Catano, C.P., T.L. Dickson, and J.A. Myers. Dispersal and neutral sampling mediate contingent effects of disturbance on plant beta-diversity: a meta-analysis. Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12733
  • 2016. Hallett, L.M., C. Stein, and K.N. Suding. Functional diversity increases ecological stability in a grazed grassland. Oecologia. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3802-3
  • 2016. Covey, K.R., C.P. Bueno de Mesquita, B. Oberle, D.S. Maynard, C. Bettigole, T.W. Crowther, M.C. Duguid, B. Steven, A.E. Zanne, M. Lapin, M.Lapin, M.S. Ashton, C.D. Oliver, X. Lee, M.A. Bradford. Greenhouse trace gases in deadwood. Biogeochemistry. doi: 10.1007/s10533-016-0253-1.
  • 2016. Flowers, S.K., K.M. Beyer, M. Perez, and D.B. Jeffe. Early Environmental Field Research Career Exploration: An analysis of im pacts on precollege apprentices. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 15:ar67.
  • 2016. Queller, D.C. and J.E. Strassmann. Problems of multi-species organisms: endosymbionts to holobionts. Biology & Philosophy. DOI: 10.1007/s10539-016-9547-x
  • 2016. Crawford, K.M. and T.M. Knight. Competition overwhelms the positive plant-soil feedback generated by an invasive plant. Oecologia. doi:10.1007/s00442-016-3759-2.
  • 2016. Myers, J.A. and J.A. LaManna. The promise and pitfalls of beta diversity in ecology and conservation. Journal of Vegetation Science. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12482.
  • 2016. Woods, L.M., Biro, E.G., Yang, M., Smith, K.G. Does regional diversity recover after disturbance? A field experiment in constructed ponds. PeerJ 4:e2455
  • 2016. Hall, D.W., Sander, S. E., Pallansch, J. C., Stranger-Hall, K. F. The evolution of adult light emission color in North American fireflies. International Journal of Organic Evolution DOI: 10.1111/evo.13002
  • 2016. Buckley, H.L., Case, B.S., Zimmerman, J. K., Thompson, J., Myers, J.A., Ellison, A. M. Using codispersion analysis to quantify and understand spatial patterns in species-environment relationships. New Phytologist 211:735-749, DOI: 10.1111/nph.13934
  • 2016. Fisher, J.B., et. al. Tree-mycorrhizal associations detected remotely from canopy spectral properties. Global Change Biology (2016), DOI:10.1111/gcb.13264
  • 2016. LaManna, J.A., Walton, M.L., Turner, B.L., Myers, J. A. Negative density dependence is stronger in resource-rich environments and diversifies communities when stronger for common but not rare species. Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12603
  • 2016. Spasojevic, M.J., Turner, B.L., Myers, J.A. When does intraspecific trait variation contribute to functional beta-diversity? Journal of Ecology, 104, 487-496. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12518
  • 2016. Guthrie, S.G., Crandall, R.M., Knight, T.M. Fire indirectly benefits fitness in two invasive species. Biological Invasions, 18(2). DOI:10.1007/s10530-016-1064-y
  • 2016. Flowers, S.K. and Beyer, K.M. Early entry into ecology: Authentic field research experiences for high school youth. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 97(1), 111-122. DOI:10.1002/bes2.1215
  • 2016. Oberle,B., Ogle,K., Zuluaga,J.C.P., Sweeney, J., Zanne. A.E. A Bayesian model for xylem vessel length accommodates subsampling and reveals skewed distributions in species that dominate seasonal habitats. Journal of Plant Hydraulics, INRA, 2016, 3, pp.e003
  • 2016. Oberle, B., Milo, A.M., Myers, J.A., Walton, M.L., Young, D.F., Zanne, A.E. Direct estimates of downslope deadwood movement over 30 years in a temperate forest illustrates impacts of treefall on forest ecosystem dynamics. Can. J. For Res. 46: 351-361
  • 2015. Anderson-Teixeira, K.J, et. al. CTFS-ForestGEO: a worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. Global Change Biology. 21, 528-459(2015), doi: 10.1111/gcb.12712
  • 2015. Eveland, L.L., Bohenek, J. R., Silberbush, A., Resetarits, W. J. Detection of fish and newt kairomones by ovipositing mosquitos. B.A. Schulte, T. Goodwin (Eds.), Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13, Springer pub.
  • 2015. Burgett, A.A., Chase, J.M. Landscape context influences the abundance of amphibian and the strength of their food web interactions in small ponds. Oikos. 124(5), 629-638.
  • 2015. Spasojevic, M.J., Turner, B.L., Myers, J. M. When does intraspecific trait variation contribute to functional beta-diversity? Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12518
  • 2015. Zanne, A. E., Oberle, B., Dunham, K.M., Milo, A. M., Walton, M.L., Young, D. F. A deteriorating state of affairs: How endogenous andexogenous factors determine plant decay rates. Journal of Ecology, 103, 1421–1431
  • 2015. Myers, J. A., Chase, J. M., Crandall, R. M., Jimenez, I. Disturbance alters beta-diversity but not the relative importance of community assembly mechanisms. Journal of Ecology 103, 1291-1299
  • 2015. Crandall, R.M. and T.M. Knight. Positive frequency dependence undermines the success of restoration using historical disturbance regimes. Ecology Letters 18:883-891
  • 2015. Westby, K.M., Juliano, S.A. Simulated Seasonal Photoperiods and Fluctuating Temperatures Have Limited Effects on Blood Feeding and Life History in Aedes triseriatus (Diptera: Culicidae). J. Med. Entomol. 1-11; DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjv116
  • 2015. Anderson, C.D. Variation in male movement paths during the mating season exhibited by the Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) in St Louis County, Missouri. Herpetology Notes 8: 267-274
  • 2014. Schuler, M. S., Chase, J. M. and Knight, T. M. More individuals drive the species energy–area relationship in an experimental zooplankton community. Oikos. DOI: 10.1111/oik.01931
  • 2014. Spasojevic, M. J., E. A. Yablon, B. Oberle, and J. A. Myers. Ontogenetic trait variation influences tree community assembly across environmental gradients. Ecosphere 5(10):129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-000159.1
  • 2014. Medley, K. A., Jenkins, D. G. and Hoffman, E. A. Human-aided and natural dispersal drive gene flow across the range of an invasive mosquito. Molecular Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12925
  • 2014. Beck, J. B., Ferguson, C. J., Mayfield, M. H., Shaw, J. Reduced genetic variation in populations of black cherry (Prunus serotina subsp. serotina, Rosaceae) at its western range limit in Kansas. Northeastern Naturalist 21(3):472-478.
  • 2014. Chung, Y. A., Burkle, L. A., Knight, T. M., Minimal Effects of an Invasive Flowering Shrub on the Pollinator Community of Native Forbs. PLoS ONE 9(10): e109088. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109088
  • 2014. Burgett, A. A. and Chase, J. M. Landscape context influences the abundance of amphibians and the strength of their food web interactions in small ponds. Oikos. doi: 10.1111/oik.00951
  • 2013. Powell, K. I., Chase, J. M., Knight, T. M. 2013. Invasive plants have scale-dependent effects on diversity by altering species-area relationships Science 339 (6117), 316-318.
  • 2013. Hopwood, J.L., Flowers, S.K., Seidler, K.J., Hopwood, E.L. Race to Displace: A game to model the effects of invasive species on plant communities. The American Biology Teacher 75(3), 194-201.
  • 2013. Reeves, M. K., Medley, K. A., Pinkney, A.E., Holyoak, M., Johnson, P. T. J., Lannoo, M. J. Localized hotspots drive Continental geography of abnormal amphibians on U.S. wildlife refuges. PLoS ONE (8)11: e77467
  • 2013. Shyu, E., Pardini, E.A., Knight, T.M. A seasonal, density-dependent model for the management of an invasive weed. Ecological Applications.
  • 2013. Michel, M.J. and Knouft, J.H. Accepted. Spatial structure and the temporal transferability of trait-environment relationships. Landscape Ecology.
  • 2013. Murrell, E. G., Juliano, S. A. Predation resistance does not trade off with competitive ability in early-colonizing mosquitos. Oecologia 173 (3), 1033-1042
  • 2013. Strauss A., Smith, K. G. Why Does Amphibian Chytrid (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) Not Occur Everywhere? An Exploratory Study in Missouri Ponds. PLoS ONE 8(9): e76035. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076035
  • 2013. Burns, J. H., Pardini, E. A., Schutzenhofer, M. R., Chung, Y. A., Seidler, K. J., Knight, T. M. Greater sexual reproduction contributes to differences in demography of invasive plants and their noninvasive relatives. Ecology 94(5), 995-1004
  • 2013. Bayles, B. R., Evans, G., Allan, B. F. Knowledge and prevention of tick-borne diseases vary across an urban-to-rural human land-use gradient. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 4, 352-358
  • 2013. Stanton-Geddes, J., Tiffin, P., Shaw, R.G. Insights from population genetics for range limits of a widely distributed native plant. American Journal of Botany 100(4), 744-753
  • 2012. Stanton-Geddes, J., Tiffin, P., Shaw, R.G. Role of climate and competitors in limiting fitness across range edges of an annual plant. Ecology 93(7), 1604-1613
  • 2012. Barber, N. A. and J. Wouk. Winter predation by insectivorous birds and consequences for arthropods and plants in summer. Oecologia. DOI:10.1007/s00442-012-2367-z
  • 2012. Fritzsche, A., Allan, B.F. The ecology of fear: host foraging behavior varies with the spatio-temporal abundance of a dominant ectoparasite. EcoHealth 9, 70-74
  • 2012. Burkle, L.A., Mihaljevic, J.R., Smith, K.G. Effects of an invasive plant transcend ecosystem boundaries through a dragonfly-mediated trophic pathway. Oecologia (DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2357-1)
  • 2011. Stanton-Geddes, J., Anderson, C.G. Does a facultative mutualism limit species range expansion? Oecologia 167, 149-155
  • 2011. Kensinger, B.J., Allan, B.F. Efficacy of Dry Ice-Baited Traps for Sampling Amblyomma americanum Varies With Life Stage But Not Habitat. J. Med. Entomol 48(3): 708-711.
  • 2011. Barber, N. A. and R. J. Marquis. Light environment and the impacts of foliage quality on herbivorous insect attack and bird predation. Oecologia 166:401-409.
  • 2011. Barber, N. A. and R. J. Marquis. Leaf quality, predators, and stochastic processes in the assembly of a diverse herbivore community. Ecology 92:699-708.
  • 2011. Harris, D.J., Smith, K.G.,Hanly, P.J. Occupancy Is Nine-Tenths of the Law: Occupancy Rates Determine the Homogenizing and Differentiating Effects of Exotic Species. The American Naturalist 177(4): 535-543.
  • 2011. Anderson, C.D., Rosenberg, M.S. Variation in association with anthropogenic habitat edges exhibited by the Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) in St. Louis County, Missouri. Journal of Herpetology 48(1): 50-55.
  • 2010. Allan, B.F., L.S. Goessling, G.A. Storch, and R.E. Thach. Blood meal analysis to identify reservoir hosts for Amblyomma americanum ticks. Emerging Infectious Diseases 16: 433-440.
  • 2010. Barber, N. A. Light environment and leaf characteristics affect distribution of Corythuca arcuata (Hemiptera: Tingidae). Environmental Entomology 39:492-497.
  • 2010. Burns, J.H. S.P. Blomberg, E.E. Crone, J. Ehrlen, T.M. Knight, J.B. Pichancourt, S. Ramula, G.W. Wardle, and Y.M. Buckley. Empirical tests of life-history evolution theory using phylogenetic analysis of plant demography. Journal of Ecology 98: 334-344.
  • 2010. Chase, J.M., A.A. Burgett, and E.G. Biro. Habitat isolation moderates the strength of top-down control in experimental pond food webs. Ecology. 91: 637-643.
  • 2010. Chase, J.M. Stochastic community assembly causes higher biodiversity in more productive environments. Science. 328: 1388-1391.
  • 2010. Anderson, C.D. Effects of Movement and Mating Patterns on Gene Flow among Overwintering Hibernacula of the Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). Copeia 1: 54-61.
  • 2009. Harmon-Threatt, A. N., Burns, J.H., Shemyakina, L.A., Knight, T.M. Breeding system and pollination ecology of introduced plants compared to their native relatives. Am. Journal of Botany 96: 1544-1550.
  • 2009. Chase, J.M., Shulman, R.S. Wetland isolation facilitates larval mosquito density through the reduction of predators. Ecological Entomology 34: 741-747.
  • 2009. Barber, N. A. and R. J. Marquis. Spatial variation in top-down direct and indirect effects on white oak (Quercus alba L.). American Midland Naturalist 162:169-179.
  • 2009. Chase, J.M., Biro, E.G., Ryberg, W. A., Smith, K.G. Predators temper the relative importance of stochastic processes in the assembly of prey metacommunities. Ecology Letters 12: 1210-1218.
  • 2009. Allan, B.F. Influence of Prescribed Burns on the Abundance of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Missouri Ozarks. J. Med. Entomol.46(5):1030-1036.
  • 2009. Smith, K.G., K.R. Lips, and J.M. Chase. Selecting for extinction: nonrandom disease-associated extinction homogenizes amphibian biotas. Ecology Letters 12: 1069-1078.
  • 2009. Farrington, S, R-M. Muzika, D. Drees, and T.M. Knight. Interactive effects of harvest and deer herbivory on the population dynamics of American ginseng. Conservation Biology 23: 719-728.
  • 2009. Schutzenhofer, M.R., T.J. Valone, and T.M. Knight. Herbivory and population dynamics of invasive and native Lespedeza. Oecologia 161: 57-66.
  • 2009. Pardini, E.A., J.M. Drake, J.M. Chase, and T.M. Knight. Complex population dynamics and control of the invasive biennial, Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard). Ecological Applications 19: 387-397.
  • 2009. Schutzenhofer, M.R. and T.M. Knight. 2009. Biocontrol: Predicting Effectiveness Using Matrix Models and Understanding Consequences. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, volume 6.
  • 2009. Vonesh, J.R., Kraus, J.M., Rosenberg, J.S., and Chase, J.M. Predator effects on aquatic community assembly: disentangling the roles of habitat selection and post-colonization processes. Oikos 118: 1219-1229.
  • 2009. Oberle, B., Grace, J.B., Chase, J.M. Beneath the veil: plant growth form influences the strength of species richness - productivity relationships in forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 18: 416-425.
  • 2008. Allan, B.F., R.B. Langerhans, W.A. Ryberg, W.J. Landesman, N.W. Griffin, R.S. Katz, B.J. Oberle, M.R. Schutzenhofer, K.N. Smyth, A. de St. Maurice, L. Clark, K.R. Crooks, D.E. Hernandez, R.G. McLean, R.S. Ostfeld, and J.M. Chase. 2009. Ecological correlates of risk and incidence of West Nile virus in the United States. Oecologia 158: 699-708.
  • 2008. Pardini, E.A., B.J. Teller, and T. M. Knight. Consequences of intraspecific competition for management of a stage-structured invasive plant (Alliaria petiolata). American Midland Naturalist 160:310-322.
  • 2008. Ramula, S., T.M. Knight, J.H. Burns, Y.M. Buckley. 2008. General guidelines for invasive plant management based on comparative demography of invasive and native plant populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1124-1133.
  • 2007. Chase, J. M. Drought mediates the importance of stochastic community assembly. PNAS 104: 17430-17434
  • 2007. Schutzenhofer, M. R. The effect of herbivory on the mating system of congeneric native and invasive Lespedeza species. International Journal of Plant Sciences 168: 1021-1026.
  • 2007. Van Zandt, P. A. Plant defense, growth rate, and habitat specialization: A phylogenetically-controlled comparison of constitutive and induced resistance. Ecology 88: 1984-1993.
  • 2007. Ryberg, W. A., and J. M. Chase. Predator-dependent species-area relationships. American Naturalist 170:636-642.
  • 2007. Ostman, O., N.W. Griffin, J.L. Strasburg, J.A. Brisson, A.R. Templeton, T.M. Knight, and J.M. Chase. Habitat area affects arthropod communities directly and indirectly through top predators. Ecography 30: 359-366.
  • 2007. Schutzenhofer, M.R. and T.M. Knight. Population-level effects of augmented herbivory on Lespedeza cuneata: Implications for biological control. Ecological Applications 17: 965-971.
  • 2007. Landesman, W.J., Allan, B.F., Langerhans, R.B., Knight, T.M. and Chase, J.M.. Inter-annual associations between precipitation and human incidence of West Nile Virus in the United States. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 7: 337-343.
  • 2007. Vonesh, J. R. and J. C. Buck. Pesticide alters oviposition site selection in gray treefrogs. Oecologia 154:219-226
  • 2007. Shulman, R. S. and J. M. Chase. Increasing isolation reduces predator:prey species richness ratios in aquatic food webs. Oikos 116: 1581-1587
  • 2007. Sexton, O. J., W. J. Drda, K. G. Sexton, J. E. Bramble. The Effects of Flooding Upon the Snake Fauna of an Isolated Refuge. Natural Areas Journal 27: 133-144
  • 2007. Hunt, James H., Bart J. Kensinger, Jessica A. Kossuth, Michael T. Henshaw, Kari Norberg, Florian Wolschin, and Gro V. Amdam. A diapause pathway underlies the gyne phenotype in Polistes wasps, revealing an evolutionary route to caste-containing insect societies. PNAS 104(35): 14020-14025.
  • 2006. Ostman, O. O., J. M. Kneitel, and J. M. Chase. Disturbance alters habitat isolation's effect on biodiversity in aquatic microcosms. Oikos 114: 360-366.
  • 2006. Anderson , C. D. The utility of a set of microsatellite primers developed for the massasauga rattlesnake (Sisturus catenatus) for population genetic studies of the timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 514-517.
  • 2006. Chase, Jonathan M. and Tiffany M. Knight. Effects of eutrophication and snails on Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) invasion. Biological Invasions 8:1643-1649.
  • 2006. Lill, John T., Robert J. Marquis, Rebecca E. Forkner, Josiane Le Corff, Nels Holmberg, and Nicholas A. Barber. Leaf pubescence affects distribution and aboundance of generalist slug caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae). Environmental Entomology 35(3):797-806.
  • 2005. Van Zandt, Peter A., Eboni Collins, Jonathan B. Losos and Jonathan M. Chase. Implications of food web interactions for restoration of Missouri Ozark glade habitats. Restoration Ecology 13:312-317.
  • 2005. Sexton, Owen J., J. E. Bramble, I. L. Heisler, C. A. Phillips, and D. L. Cox. Eggshell composition of squamate repties: relationship between eggshell permeability and amino acid distribution. J. of Chemical Ecology 31: 2391-2401 - PDF
  • 2005. Creer, Douglas A. Correlations between ontogenetic change in color pattern and antipredator behavior in the Racer, Coluber constrictor. Ethology 111:287-300.
  • 2005. Matson, Kevin D., Robert E. Ricklefs, Kirk C. Klasing. A hemolysis-hemagglutination assay for characterizing constitutive innate humoral immunity in wild and domestic birds. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 29(2005):275-286 - PDF.
  • 2004. Winston, W.E. and Criss, R.E. Dynamic hydrologic and geochemical response in a karst spring. Water Resour. Res., 40, W05106 (doi:10.1029/2004WR003054)
  • 2004. Knight, Tiffany M., Jonathan M. Chase, Charles W. Goss and Jennifer J. Knight. Effects of interspecific competition, predation, and their interaction on survival and development time of immature Anopheles quadrimaculatus. J. of Vector Ecology 29(2):277-284.
  • 2004. Kneitel, Jamie M. and Jonathan M. Chase. Disturbance, predator, and resource interactions alter container community composition. Ecology 85:2088-2093.

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