Featured publications

Chu, C., Lutz, J.A, Kral, K., Vrška, T., Yin, H, & Myers, J.A. et al. (2019). Direct and indirect effects of climate on richness drive the latitudinal diversity gradient in forest trees. Ecology Letters, 22: 245-255.

Ellison, A.M., Buckley, H.L., Case, B.S., Cardenas, D., Duque, A.J., Lutz, J.A., Myers, J.A., Orwig, D.A., & Zimmerman, J.K. (2019). Species diversity associated with foundation species in temperate and tropical forests. Forests, 128, DOI:10.3390/f10020128.

Fill, J.M., Pearson, E., Knight, T.M. & Crandall, R.M. (2019). An invasive legume increases perennial grass biomass: An indirect pathway for plant community change. PloS one 14, no. 1 (2019): e0211295.

Hipp, A. L., Whittemore, A. T., Garner, M., Hahn, M., Fitzek, E., Guichoux, E., ... & Cannon, C. H. (2019). Genomic Identity of White Oak Species in an Eastern North American Syngameon1. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 104(3), 455-477.

Juliano, S. A., Westby, K. M., & Ower, G. D. (2019). Know your enemy: Effects of a predator on native and invasive container mosquitoes. Journal of Medical Entomology, 56(2), 320-328.

Krueger, K., Stoker, A., & Gaustad, G. (2019). “Alternative” materials in the green building and construction sector: Examples, barriers, and environmental analysis. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment.

Liang, A. J., Stein, C., Pearson, E., Myers, J. A., Crandall, R. M., & Mangan, S. A. (2019). Snail herbivory affects seedling establishment in a temperate forest in the Ozark region. Journal of Ecology DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.13150

Medley, K.A., K.M. Westby, and D.G. Jenkins. 2019. Rapid local adaptation to northern winters in the invasive Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus: a moving target. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13480

Menge, D. N., Chisholm, R. A., Davies, S. J., Salim, K. A., Allen, D., Alvarez, M., ... & Cao, M. (2019). Patterns of nitrogen‐fixing tree abundance in forests across Asia and America. Journal of Ecology, 49, 89.

Mushinski, R. M., Phillips, R. P., Payne, Z. C., Abney, R. B., Jo, I., Fei, S., ... & Raff, J. D. (2019). Microbial mechanisms and ecosystem flux estimation for aerobic NOy emissions from deciduous forest soils. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences116(6), 2138-2145.

Ower, G. D., & Juliano, S. A. (2019). The demographic and life‐history costs of fear: Trait‐mediated effects of threat of predation on Aedes triseriatus. Ecology and evolution, 9(7), 3794-3806.

Spasojevic, M. J., Harline, K., Stein, C., Mangan, S. A., & Myers, J. A. (2019). Landscape context mediates the relationship between plant functional traits and decomposition. Plant and Soil, 1-15.

Vernier, C. L., Krupp, J. J., Marcus, K., Hefetz, A., Levine, J. D., & Ben-Shahar, Y. (2019). The cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of honey bee workers develop via a socially-modulated innate process. eLife8, e41855.

Westby, K. M., Sweetman, B. M., Adalsteinsson, S. A., Biro, E. G., & Medley, K. A. (2019). Host food quality and quantity differentially affect Ascogregarina barretti parasite burden, development, and within-host competition in the mosquito Aedes triseriatus. Parasitology, 1-31.

Westby, K. M., Sweetman, B. M., Van Horn, T. R., Biro, E. G., & Medley, K. A. (2019). Invasive species reduces parasite prevalence and neutralizes negative environmental effects on parasitism in a native mosquito. Journal of Animal Ecology.

Wohlwend, M. R., Schutzenhofer, M. R., & Knight, T. M. (2019). Long‐term experiment manipulating community assembly results in favorable restoration outcomes for invaded prairies. Restoration Ecology. doi:10.1111/rec.13006



Adalsteinsson, S. A., Buler, J. J., Bowman, J. L., D'Amico, V., Ladin, Z. S., & Shriver, W. G. (2018). Post‐independence mortality of juveniles is driven by anthropogenic hazards for two passerines in an urban landscape. Journal of avian biology49(8), e01555.

Adalsteinsson, S. A., Shriver, W. G., Hojgaard, A., Bowman, J. L., Brisson, D., D’Amico, V., & Buler, J. J. (2018). Multiflora rose invasion amplifies prevalence of Lyme disease pathogen, but not necessarily Lyme disease risk. Parasites & vectors11(1), 54.

Bohenek, J. R., & Resetarits, W. J. (2018). Are direct density cues, not resource competition, driving life history trajectories in a polyphenic salamander?. Evolutionary ecology32(4), 335-357.

Costanzo, K. S., Westby, K. M., & Medley, K. A. (2018). Genetic and environmental influences on the size-fecundity relationship in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae): Impacts on population growth estimates?. PloS one13(8), e0201465.

Fortenberry, C. F., Walker, M. J., Zhang, Y., Mitroo, D., Brune, W. H., & Williams, B. J. (2018). Bulk and molecular-level characterization of laboratory-aged biomass burning organic aerosol from oak leaf and heartwood fuels. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics18(3), 2199-2224.

Hovanes, K. A., Harms, K. E., Gagnon, P. R., Myers, J. A., & Elderd, B. D. (2018). Overdispersed spatial patterning of dominant bunchgrasses in southeastern pine savannas. The American Naturalist191(5), 658-667.

Ladin, Z. S., Van Nieuland, S., Adalsteinsson, S. A., D’Amico, V., Bowman, J. L., Buler, J. J., ... & Shriver, W. G. (2018). Differential post-fledging habitat use of Nearctic-Neotropical migratory birds within an urbanized landscape. Movement ecology6(1), 17.

LaManna, J. A., Mangan, S. A., Alonso, A., Bourg, N. A., Brockelman, W. Y., Bunyavejchewin, S., ... & Cordell, S. (2018). Response to Comment on “Plant diversity increases with the strength of negative density dependence at the global scale”. Science360, eaar5245.

LaManna, J. A., Mangan, S. A., Alonso, A., Bourg, N. A., Brockelman, W. Y., Bunyavejchewin, S., ... & Cordell, S. (2018). Response to Comment on “Plant diversity increases with the strength of negative density dependence at the global scale”. Science360(6391), eaar3824.

Lutz, J. A., Furniss, T. J., Johnson, D. J., Davies, S. J., Allen, D., Alonso, A., ... & Blomdahl, E. M. (2018). Global importance of large‐diameter trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography27(7), 849-864.

Oberle, B., Covey, K. R., Dunham, K. M., Hernandez, E. J., Walton, M. L., Young, D. F., & Zanne, A. E. (2018). Dissecting the effects of diameter on wood decay emphasizes the importance of cross-stem conductivity in Fraxinus americanaEcosystems21(1), 85-97.

Santanello, C., Barwari, R., & Troyo, A. (2018). Spotted fever group Rickettsiae in Ticks from Missouri. Ticks and tick-borne diseases9(6), 1395-1399.

Spasojevic, M. J., Catano, C. P., LaManna, J. A., & Myers, J. A. (2018). Integrating species traits into species pools. Ecology99(6), 1265-1276.

Thompson, A. H., & Knight, T. M. (2018). Exotic plant species receive adequate pollinator service despite variable integration into plant–pollinator networks. Oecologia187(1), 135-142.

Van Horn, T. R., Adalsteinsson, S. A., Westby, K. M., Biro, E., Myers, J. A., Spasojevic, M. J., ... & Medley, K. A. (2018). Landscape Physiognomy Influences Abundance of the Lone Star Tick, Amblyomma americanum (Ixodida: Ixodidae), in Ozark Forests. Journal of medical entomology55(4), 982-988.

Wang, X., Wiegand, T., Anderson‐Teixeira, K. J., Bourg, N. A., Hao, Z., Howe, R., ... & Wolf, A. (2018). Ecological drivers of spatial community dissimilarity, species replacement and species nestedness across temperate forests. Global ecology and biogeography27(5), 581-592.


Catano, C. P., Dickson, T. L., & Myers, J. A. (2017). Dispersal and neutral sampling mediate contingent effects of disturbance on plant beta‐diversity: a meta‐analysis. Ecology letters20(3), 347-356.

Crandall, R. M., & Knight, T. M. (2018). Role of multiple invasion mechanisms and their interaction in regulating the population dynamics of an exotic tree. Journal of Applied Ecology55(2), 885-894.

Crawford, K. M., & Knight, T. M. (2017). Competition overwhelms the positive plant–soil feedback generated by an invasive plant. Oecologia183(1), 211-220. 

Devaney, J. L., Lehmann, M., Feller, I. C., & Parker, J. D. (2017). Mangrove microclimates alter seedling dynamics at the range edge. Ecology98(10), 2513-2520.

Dudney, J., Hallett, L. M., Larios, L., Farrer, E. C., Spotswood, E. N., Stein, C., & Suding, K. N. (2017). Lagging behind: have we overlooked previous‐year rainfall effects in annual grasslands?. Journal of Ecology105(2), 484-495. 

Hallett, L. M., Stein, C., & Suding, K. N. (2017). Functional diversity increases ecological stability in a grazed grassland. Oecologia183(3), 831-840.

Harms, K. E., Gagnon, P. R., Passmore, H. A., Myers, J. A., & Platt, W. J. (2017). Groundcover community assembly in high‐diversity pine savannas: seed arrival and fire‐generated environmental filtering. Ecosphere8(3).

LaManna, J. A., Belote, R. T., Burkle, L. A., Catano, C. P., & Myers, J. A. (2017). Negative density dependence mediates biodiversity–productivity relationships across scales. Nature ecology & evolution1(8), 1107.

LaManna, J. A., Mangan, S. A., Alonso, A., Bourg, N. A., Brockelman, W. Y., Bunyavejchewin, S., ... & Condit, R. (2017). Plant diversity increases with the strength of negative density dependence at the global scale. Science356(6345), 1389-1392. 

Schuler, M. S., Chase, J. M., & Knight, T. M. (2017). Habitat size modulates the influence of heterogeneity on species richness patterns in a model zooplankton community. Ecology98(6), 1651-1659.

Schuler, M. S., Chase, J. M., & Knight, T. M. (2017). Habitat patch size alters the importance of dispersal for species diversity in an experimental freshwater community. Ecology and evolution7(15), 5774-5783. 

Westby, K. M., & Juliano, S. A. (2017). No detectable role for predators mediating effects of aquatic habitat size and permanence on populations and communities of container‐dwelling mosquitoes. Ecological entomology42(4), 439-448.

Westby, K. M., & Juliano, S. A. (2017). The roles of history: age and prior exploitation in aquatic container habitats have immediate and carry‐over effects on mosquito life history. Ecological entomology42(6), 704-711.

Wright, S. J., Cui Zhou, D., Kuhle, A., & Olsen, K. M. (2017). Continent-wide climatic variation drives local adaptation in North American white clover. Journal of Heredity109(1), 78-89.


Buckley, H.L., Case, B.S., Zimmerman, J.K., Thompson, J., Myers, J.A., Ellison, A.M. 2016. Using codispersion analysis to quantify and understand spatial patterns in species-environment relationships. New Phytologist. 211(2), 735-749. doi: 10.1111/nph.13934

Covey, K.R., Bueno de Mesquita, C.P., Oberle, B., Maynard, D.S., Bettigole, C., Crowther, T.W., Duguid, M.C., Steven, B., Zanne, A.E., Lapin, M., Ashton, M.S., Oliver, C.D., Lee, X., Bradford, M.A. 2016. Greenhouse trace gases in deadwood. Biogeochemistry. 130(3). doi: 10.1007/s10533-016-0253-1

Crawford, K.M. and Knight, T.M. 2016. Competition overwhelms the positive plant-soil feedback generated by an invasive plant. Oecologia. 183(1), 211-220. doi:10.1007/s00442-016-3759-2

Eveland, L.L., Bohenek, J.R., Silberbush, A., Resetarits, W.J. 2016. Detection of fish and newt kairomones by ovipositing mosquitos. B.A. Schulte, T. Goodwin (Eds.), Chemical Signals in Vertebrates. 13, 247-259.

Fisher, J.B., Sweeney, S., Brzostek, E.R., Evans, T.P., Johnson, D.J., Myers, J.A., Bourg, N.A., Wolf, A.T., Howe, R.W., Phillips, R.P. 2016. Tree-mycorrhizal associations detected remotely from canopy spectral properties. Global Change Biology. 22(7), 2596-2607. doi:10.1111/gcb.13264

Flowers, S.K. and Beyer, K.M. 2016. 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

Flowers, S.K., Beyer, K.M., Perez, M., Jeffe, D.B. 2016. Early Environmental Field Research Career Exploration: An analysis of impacts on precollege apprentices. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 15:ar67.

Guthrie, S.G., Crandall, R.M., Knight, T.M. 2016. Fire indirectly benefits fitness in two invasive species. Biological Invasions. 18(5), 1265-1273. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1064-y

Hall, D.W., Sander, S.E., Pallansch, J.C., Stranger-Hall, K.F. 2016. The evolution of adult light emission color in North American fireflies. International Journal of Organic Evolution. 70(9), 2033-2048.  doi:10.1111/evo.13002

LaManna, J.A., Walton, M.L., Turner, B.L., Myers, J.A. 2016. Negative density dependence is stronger in resource-rich environments and diversifies communities when stronger for common but not rare species. Ecology Letters. 19, 657-667. doi: 10.1111/ele.12603

Myers, J.A. and LaManna, J.A. 2016. The promise and pitfalls of beta diversity in ecology and conservation. Journal of Vegetation Science. 27, 1081-1083. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12482

Oberle, B., Ogle, K., Zuluaga, J.C.P., Sweeney, J., Zanne, A.E. 2016. A Bayesian model for xylem vessel length accommodates subsampling and reveals skewed distributions in species that dominate seasonal habitats. Journal of Plant Hydraulics. 3, 3.

Queller, D.C. and Strassmann, J.E. 2016. Problems of multi-species organisms: endosymbionts to holobionts. Biology & Philosophy. 31(6), 855-873. doi:10.1007/s10539-016-9547-x

Spasojevic, M.J., Turner, B.L., Myers, J.A. 2016. When does intraspecific trait variation contribute to functional beta-diversity? Journal of Ecology. 104, 487-496. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12518

Woods, L.M., Biro, E.G., Yang, M., Smith, K.G. 2016. Does regional diversity recover after disturbance? A field experiment in constructed ponds. PeerJ. 4:e2455. doi:10.7717/peerj.e2455


Anderson-Teixeira, K.J, et. al. 2015. 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.

Anderson, C.D. 2015. 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.

Burgett, A.A., Chase, J.M. 2015. Landscape context influences the abundance of amphibian and the strength of their food web interactions in small ponds. Oikos. 124(5), 629-638.

Crandall, R.M. and Knight, T.M. 2015. Positive frequency dependence undermines the success of restoration using historical disturbance regimes. Ecology Letters 18:883-891.

Medley, K. A., Jenkins, D. G., Hoffman, E. A. 2015. Human-aided and natural dispersal drive gene flow across the range of an invasive mosquito. Molecular Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12925

Murrell, E.G., Noden, B.H., Juliano, S.A. 2015. Contributions of temporal segregation, oviposition choice, and non-additive effects of competitors to invasion success of Aedes japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in North America.  Biological invasions 17(6), 1669-1681.

Myers, J. A., Chase, J. M., Crandall, R. M., Jimenez, I. 2015. Disturbance alters beta-diversity but not the relative importance of community assembly mechanisms. Journal of Ecology 103, 1291-1299

Schuler, M. S., Chase, J. M., Knight, T. M. 2015. More individuals drive the species energy–area relationship in an experimental zooplankton community. Oikos. 124(8), 1065-1070.

Spasojevic, M.J., Turner, B.L., Myers, J. M. 2015. When does intraspecific trait variation contribute to functional beta-diversity? Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12518

Westby, K.M. and Juliano, S.A. 2015. 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

Zanne, A. E., Oberle, B., Dunham, K.M., Milo, A. M., Walton, M.L., Young, D. F. 2015. A deteriorating state of affairs: How endogenous andexogenous factors determine plant decay rates. Journal of Ecology, 103, 1421–1431


Beck, J. B., Ferguson, C. J., Mayfield, M. H., Shaw, J. 2014. 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.

Chung, Y. A., Burkle, L. A., Knight, T. M. 2014. 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

Oberle, B., Dunham, K., Milo, A.M., Walton, M., Young, D.F., Zanne, A.E. 2014. Progressive, idiosyncratic changes in wood hardness during decay: implications for dead wood inventory and cycling. Forest ecology and management 323, 1-9.

Michel, M.J., and Knouft, J.H. 2014. The effects of environmental change on the spatial and environmental determinants of community-level traits. Landscape ecology 29(3), 467-477.

Murrell, E.G., Ives, A.R., Juliano, S.A. 2014. Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of succession: effects of habitat age and season on an aquatic insect community. Ecological entomology 39(3), 316-324.

Spasojevic, M. J., Yablon, E.A., Oberle, B., Myers, J.A. 2014. Ontogenetic trait variation influences tree community assembly across environmental gradients. Ecosphere 5(10):129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-000159.1

Bayles, B. R., Evans, G., Allan, B. F. 2013. 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

Burns, J. H., Pardini, E. A., Schutzenhofer, M. R., Chung, Y. A., Seidler, K. J., Knight, T. M. 2013. Greater sexual reproduction contributes to differences in demography of invasive plants and their noninvasive relatives. Ecology 94(5), 995-1004

Hopwood, J.L., Flowers, S.K., Seidler, K.J., Hopwood, E.L. 2013. Race to Displace: A game to model the effects of invasive species on plant communities. The American Biology Teacher 75(3), 194-201.

Michel, M.J. and Knouft, J.H. 2013. Spatial structure and the temporal transferability of trait-environment relationships. Landscape Ecology.

Murrell, E. G. and Juliano, S. A. 2013. Predation resistance does not trade off with competitive ability in early-colonizing mosquitos. Oecologia 173(3), 1033-1042

Myers, J.A., Chase, J.A., Jiménez, I., Jørgensen, P.M., Araujo‐Murakami, A., Paniagua‐Zambrana, N., Seidel, R. 2013. Beta‐diversity in temperate and tropical forests reflects dissimilar mechanisms of community assembly. Ecology letters 16 (2), 151-157.

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.

Resetarits Jr, W.J., and Binckly, C.A. 2013.  Is the pirate really a ghost? Evidence for generalized chemical camouflage in an aquatic predator, pirate perch Aphredoderus sayanus. The American Naturalist 181(5), 690-699.

Reeves, M. K., Medley, K. A., Pinkney, A.E., Holyoak, M., Johnson, P. T. J., Lannoo, M. J. 2013. Localized hotspots drive Continental geography of abnormal amphibians on U.S. wildlife refuges. PLoS ONE (8)11: e77467

Shyu, E., Pardini, E.A., Knight, T.M. 2013. A seasonal, density-dependent model for the management of an invasive weed. Ecological Applications.

Stanton-Geddes, J., Tiffin, P., Shaw, R.G. 2013. Insights from population genetics for range limits of a widely distributed native plant. American Journal of Botany 100(4), 744-753.

Strauss A.,  and Smith, K. G. 2013. 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


Barber, N. A. and Wouk, J. 2012. Winter predation by insectivorous birds and consequences for arthropods and plants in summer. Oecologia. DOI:10.1007/s00442-012-2367-z

Burkle, L.A. and Knight, T.M. 2012. Shifts in pollinator composition and behavior cause slow interaction accumulation with area in plant–pollinator networks. Ecology 93 (11), 2329-2335.

Burkle, L.A., Mihaljevic, J.R., Smith, K.G. 2012. Effects of an invasive plant transcend ecosystem boundaries through a dragonfly-mediated trophic pathway. Oecologia (DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2357-1)

Fritzsche, A. and Allan, B.F. 2012. The ecology of fear: host foraging behavior varies with the spatio-temporal abundance of a dominant ectoparasite. EcoHealth 9, 70-74.

Goessling, L.S., Allan, B.F., Mandelbaum, R.S., Thach, R.E. 2012. Development of a mitochondrial 12S rDNA analysis for distinguishing Sciuridae species with potential to transmit Ehrlichia and Borrelia species to feeding Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of medical entomology 49 (3), 772-776.

Stanton-Geddes, J., Tiffin, P., Shaw, R.G. 2012. Role of climate and competitors in limiting fitness across range edges of an annual plant. Ecology 93(7), 1604-1613.

Trumbo, D.R., Burgett, A.A., Hopkins, R.L., Biro, E.G., Chase, J.M., Knouft, J.H. 2012. Integrating local breeding pond, landcover, and climate factors in predicting amphibian distributions. Landscape ecology 27 (8), 1183-1196.


Allan, B.F. and Kensinger,B.J. 2011. Efficacy of dry ice-baited traps for sampling Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) varies with life stage but not habitat. Journal of medical entomology 48(3), 708-711

Anderson, C.D. and Rosenberg, M.S. 2011. Variation in association with anthropogenic habitat edges exhibited by the timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) in St. Louis County, Missouri. Journal of Herpetology 45(1), 50-55.

Barber, N. A. and Marquis, R.J. 2011. Light environment and the impacts of foliage quality on herbivorous insect attack and bird predation. Oecologia 166:401-409.

Barber, N. A. and Marquis, R.J. 2011. Leaf quality, predators, and stochastic processes in the assembly of a diverse herbivore community. Ecology 92:699-708.

Burns, J.H., Ashman, T.L., Steets, J.A., Harmon-Threatt, A., Knight, T.M. 2011. A phylogenetically controlled analysis of the roles of reproductive traits in plant invasions. Oecologia 166(4), 1009-1017.

Chase, J.M. and Myers, J.A. 2011. Disentangling the importance of ecological niches from stochastic processes across scales. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences.  366 2351-2363; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0063. 

Harris, D.J., Smith, K.G.,Hanly, P.J. 2011. 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.

Knouft, J.H., Caruso, N.M., Dupre, P.J., Anderson, K.R., Trumbo, D.R., Puccinelli, J. 2011. Using fine‐scale GIS data to assess the relationship between intra‐annual environmental niche variability and population density in a local stream fish assemblage. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2(3), 303-311.

Pardini, E. A., Drake, J.M., Knight, T.M. 2011. On the utility of population models for invasive plant management: response to Evans and Davis. Ecological Applications 21: 614–618.

Powell, K.I., Chase, J.M., Knight, T.M. 2011. A synthesis of plant invasion effects on biodiversity across spatial scales. American Journal of Botany 98 (3), 539-548.

Stanton-Geddes, J. and Anderson, C.G. 2011. Does a facultative mutualism limit species range expansion? Oecologia 167, 149-155.


Allan, B.F., Dutra, H.P., Goessling, L.S., Barnett, K., Chase, J.M., Marquis, R.J., Pang, G., Storch, G.A., Thach, R.E., Orrock, J.L. 2010. Invasive honeysuckle eradication reduces tick-borne disease risk by altering host dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107 (43), 18523-18527.

Allan, B.F., Varns, T.S., Chase, T.S. 2010. Fear of parasites: lone star ticks increase giving-up densities in white-tailed deer. Israel journal of ecology & evolution 56(3-4), 313-324

Allan, B.F., Goessling, L.S., Storch, G.A. Thach, R.E. 2010. Blood meal analysis to identify reservoir hosts for Amblyomma americanum ticks. Emerging Infectious Diseases 16: 433-440.

Anderson, C.D. 2010. Effects of Movement and Mating Patterns on Gene Flow among Overwintering Hibernacula of the Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). Copeia 1: 54-61.

Barber, N. A. 2010. Light environment and leaf characteristics affect distribution of Corythuca arcuata (Hemiptera: Tingidae). Environmental Entomology 39:492-497.

Buckley, Y.M., Ramula, S., Blomberg, S.P., Burns, J.H., Crone, E.E., Ehrlen, J., Knight, T.M., Pichancourt, J.,  Quested, H., Wardle, G.M. 2010. Causes and consequences of variation in plant population growth rate: a synthesis of matrix population models in a phylogenetic context. Ecology Letters 13 (9), 1182-1197

Burns, J.H. Blomberg, S.P., Crone, E.E., Ehrlen, J., Knight, T.M., Pichancourt, J.B., Ramula, S., Wardle, G.W., Buckley, Y.M. 2010. Empirical tests of life-history evolution theory using phylogenetic analysis of plant demography. Journal of Ecology 98: 334-344.

Chase, J.M., Burgett, Biro, E.G. 2010. Habitat isolation moderates the strength of top-down control in experimental pond food webs. Ecology. 91: 637-643.

Chase, J.M. 2010. Stochastic community assembly causes higher biodiversity in more productive environments. Science. 328: 1388-1391.

Smith, N.D. 2010. Learning and living green (sustainability at the Living Learning Center). Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal 24 (3)


Allan, B.F., Langerhans, R.B., Ryberg, W.A., Landesman, W.J., Griffin, N.W., Katz, R.S., Oberle, B.J.,  Schutzenhofer, M.R., Smyth, K.N., de St. Maurice, A., Clark, L., Crooks, K.R., Hernandez, D.E, McLean, R.G., Ostfeld, R.S., Chase, J.M. 2009. Ecological correlates of risk and incidence of West Nile virus in the United States. Oecologia 158: 699-708.

Allan, B.F. 2009. Influence of Prescribed Burns on the Abundance of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Missouri Ozarks. J. Med. Entomol.46(5):1030-1036.

Barber, N. A. and Marquis, R.J. 2009. Spatial variation in top-down direct and indirect effects on white oak (Quercus alba L.). American Midland Naturalist 162:169-179.

Chase, J.M. and Shulman, R.S. 2009. Wetland isolation facilitates larval mosquito density through the reduction of predators. Ecological Entomology 34: 741-747.

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

Farrington, S, Muzika, R.M., Drees, D., Knight, T.M. 2009. Interactive effects of harvest and deer herbivory on the population dynamics of American ginseng. Conservation Biology 23: 719-728.

Harmon-Threatt, A. N., Burns, J.H., Shemyakina, L.A., Knight, T.M. 2009. Breeding system and pollination ecology of introduced plants compared to their native relatives. Am. Journal of Botany 96: 1544-1550.

Oberle, B., Grace, J.B., Chase, J.M. 2009. Beneath the veil: plant growth form influences the strength of species richness - productivity relationships in forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 18: 416-425.

Pardini, E.A., Drake, J.M., Chase, J.M., Knight, T.M. 2009. Complex population dynamics and control of the invasive biennial, Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard). Ecological Applications 19: 387-397.

Schutzenhofer, M.R., Valone, T.J.,  Knight, T.M. 2009. Herbivory and population dynamics of invasive and native Lespedeza. Oecologia 161: 57-66.

Schutzenhofer, M.R. and Knight, T.M. 2009. Biocontrol: Predicting Effectiveness Using Matrix Models and Understanding Consequences. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, volume 6.

Smith, K.G., Lips, K.R., Chase, J.M. Selecting for extinction: nonrandom disease-associated extinction homogenizes amphibian biotas. Ecology Letters 12: 1069-1078.

Vonesh, J.R., Kraus, J.M., Rosenberg, J.S., Chase, J.M. 2009. Predator effects on aquatic community assembly: disentangling the roles of habitat selection and post-colonization processes. Oikos 118: 1219-1229.

Vonesh, J.R. and Kraus, J.M. 2009. Pesticide alters habitat selection and aquatic community composition. Oecologia 160(2), 379-385.


Pardini, E.A., Teller, B.J., Knight, TM. 2008. Consequences of intraspecific competition for management of a stage-structured invasive plant (Alliaria petiolata). American Midland Naturalist. 160:310-322.

Ramula, S., Knight, T.M., Burns, J.H., Buckley, Y.H. 2008. General guidelines for invasive plant management based on comparative demography of invasive and native plant populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1124-1133.


Chase, J. M. 2007. Drought mediates the importance of stochastic community assembly. PNAS 104: 17430-17434.

Hunt, J.H., Kensinger, B.J., Kossuth, J.A., Henshaw, M.T., Norberg, K., Wolschin, F., Amdam, G.V. 2007. A diapause pathway underlies the gyne phenotype in Polistes wasps, revealing an evolutionary route to caste-containing insect societies. PNAS 104(35): 14020-14025.

Landesman, W.J., Allan, B.F., Langerhans, R.B., Knight, T.M., Chase, J.M. 2007. Inter-annual associations between precipitation and human incidence of West Nile Virus in the United States. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 7: 337-343.

Ostman, O., Griffin, N.W., Strasburg, J.L., Brisson, J.A., Templeton, A.R., Knight, T.M., Chase, J.M. 2007. Habitat area affects arthropod communities directly and indirectly through top predators. Ecography 30: 359-366.

Ryberg, W.A. and Chase, J.M. 2007. Predator-dependent species-area relationships. American Naturalist 170:636-642.

Shulman, R. S. and Chase, J.M. 2007. Increasing isolation reduces predator:prey species richness ratios in aquatic food webs. Oikos 116: 1581-1587

Schutzenhofer, M.R. 2007. The effect of herbivory on the mating system of congeneric native and invasive Lespedeza species. International Journal of Plant Sciences 168: 1021-1026.

Schutzenhofer, M.R. and Knight, T.M. 2007. Population-level effects of augmented herbivory on Lespedeza cuneata: Implications for biological control. Ecological Applications 17: 965-971.

Sexton, O. J., Drda, W.J., Sexton, K.G, Bramble, J.E. 2007. The Effects of Flooding Upon the Snake Fauna of an Isolated Refuge. Natural Areas Journal 27: 133-144

Van Zandt, P.A. 2007. Plant defense, growth rate, and habitat specialization: A phylogenetically-controlled comparison of constitutive and induced resistance. Ecology 88: 1984-1993.

Vonesh, J.R. and Buck, J.C. 2007. Pesticide alters oviposition site selection in gray treefrogs. Oecologia 154:219-226


Anderson , C.D. 2006. 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.

Anderson, C.D. and Talcott, M. 2006. Clinical practice versus field surgery: a discussion of the regulations and logistics of implanting radiotransmitters in snakes. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34 (5), 1470-1471.

Chase, J.M. and Knight, T.M. 2006. Effects of eutrophication and snails on Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) invasion. Biological Invasions 8:1643-1649.

Kneitel, J. and Perrault, D. 2006. Disturbance-induced changes in community composition increase species invasion success. Community Ecology 7 (2), 245-252.

Lill, J.T., Marquis, R.J., Forkner, R.E., Le Corff, J., Holmberg, N., Barber, N.A. 2006. Leaf pubescence affects distribution and aboundance of generalist slug caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae). Environmental Entomology 35(3):797-806.

Ostman, O.O., Kneitel, J.M., Chase, J.M. 2006. Disturbance alters habitat isolation's effect on biodiversity in aquatic microcosms. Oikos 114: 360-366.


Creer, D.A. 2005. Correlations between ontogenetic change in color pattern and antipredator behavior in the Racer, Coluber constrictor. Ethology 111:287-300.

Matson, K.D., Ricklefs, R.E, Klasing, K.C. 2005. A hemolysis-hemagglutination assay for characterizing constitutive innate humoral immunity in wild and domestic birds. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 29(2005):275-286 - PDF.

Sexton, O.J., Bramble, J.E., Heisler, I.L., Phillips, C.A., Cox, D.L. 2005. Eggshell composition of squamate repties: relationship between eggshell permeability and amino acid distribution. J. of Chemical Ecology 31: 2391-2401 - PDF

Van Zandt, P.A., Collins, E., Losos, J.B., Chase, J.M. 2005. Implications of food web interactions for restoration of Missouri Ozark glade habitats. Restoration Ecology 13:312-317.


Kneitel, J.M. and Chase, J.M. 2004. Disturbance, predator, and resource interactions alter container community composition. Ecology 85:2088-2093.

Knight, T.M., Chase, J.M., Goss, C.W., Knight, J.J. 2004. 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.

Seal, J.N. and Hunt, J.H. 2004. Food supplementation affects colony-level life history traits in the annual social wasp Polistes metricus (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). Insectes sociaux. 51 (3), 239-242.

Winston, W.E. and Criss, R.E. 2004. Dynamic hydrologic and geochemical response in a karst spring. Water Resour. Res., 40, W05106 (doi:10.1029/2004WR003054)


Criss, R.E. and Winston, W.E. 2003. Hydrograph for small basins following intense storms. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(6), 1314, doi:10.1029/2002GL016808.

Hochwender, C.G., Sork, V.L., Marquis. R.J. 2003. Fitness consequences of herbivory on Quercus alba. Am. Midl. Nat. 150:246-253.

Hunt, J.H., Buck, N.A., Wheeler, D.E. 2003. Storage proteins in vespid wasps: characterization, developmental pattern, and occurrence in adults. Journal of Insect Physiology 49(2003):785-794.