Reading list

I’ve heard a lot of people say that grad students should read one paper a day. I haven’t really figured out how to keep track of what I have read, what I thought about papers, etc.

One option will be to maintain a reading list here and annotate the list with my notes. Figured I’ll give it a shot. Suggestions are appreciated!

newest additions at the top of each section
Without further ado:

Papers I’ve recently read:

working on this… will update soon, I promise 🙂

Recent papers I want to read:

Baker, et al. 2014. “Fast demographic traits promote high diversification rates of Amazonian trees.” Ecological Letters. Link

Chisolm et al. 2014. “Temporal variability of forest communities: empirical estimates of population change in 4000 tree species.” Ecological Letters. Link

Kellner and Asner. 2014. “Winners and losers in the competition for space in tropical forest canopies.” Ecological Letters. Link (thanks Shan!)

Morlon, H. 2014. “Phylogenetic approaches for studying diversification.” Ecological Letters. Link

FitzJohn, Pennell, et al. 2014. “How much of the world is woody?” Journal of Ecology. Link.

Mack & Bever. 2014. “Coexistence and relative abundance in plant communities are determined by feedbacks when the scale of feedback and dispersal is local.” Journal of Ecology. Link.

Busby et al. 2014. “Differentiating genetic and environmental drivers of plant-pathogen community interactions”. Journal of Ecology. Link

Banin et al. 2014. “Tropical forest wood production: a cross-continental comparison.” Journal of Ecology. Link

Fortunel, et al. 2013. “Environmental factors predict community functional composition in Amazonian forests.” Journal of Ecology. Link

Lasky et al. 2014. “Trait-mediated assembly processes predict successional changes in community diversity of tropical forests.” PNAS. Link

Asner, et al. 2014. “Amazonian functional diversity from forest canopy chemical assembly.” PNAS. Link

Swenson, N. 2014. “Phylogenetic imputation of plant functional trait databases.” Ecography. Link

Peay, et al. 2013. “Strong coupling of plant and fungal community structure across western Amazonian rainforests.” ISME Journal. Link

Feder, et al. 2014. “Geographic Mode of Speciation and Genomic Divergence.” Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. Link

Read et al. 2014. “Convergent effects of elevation on functional leaf traits within and among species.” Functional Ecology. Link

Bailey, J. 2014. “Incorporating eco-evolutionary dynamics into global change research.” Functional Ecology. Link.

Keiser, et al. 2014. “Disentangling the mechanisms underlying functional differences among decomposer communities.” Journal of Ecology. Link.

Kimberley et al. 2014. “Traits of plant communities in fragmented forests: the relative influence of habitat spatial configuration and local abiotic conditions.” Journal of Ecology. Link

Godoy, et al. 2014. “Phylogenetic relatedness and the determinants of competitive outcomes.” Ecological Letters. Link

Somewhat-recent papers I want to (re)read:

Anderson, M. et al. 2011. Navigating the multiple meanings of beta diversity: a roadmap for the practicing ecologist. Ecology Letters. Link

Kraft, N and Ackerly, D. 2010. Functional trait and phylogenetic tests of community assembly across spatial scales in an Amazonian forest. Ecological Monographs. Link

Kraft, N et al. 2008. Functional traits and niche-based tree community assembly in an Amazonian forest. Science. Link

Kraft, N., et al. 2007. Trait evolution, community assembly, and the phylogenetic structure of ecological communities. The American Naturalist. Link

Westoby et al. 2002. “Plant Ecological Strategies: Some Leading Dimensions of Variation Between Species.” Annual Reviews in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. Link

Wright, S.J. 2000. “Plant diversity in tropical forests: a review of mechanisms of species coexistence.” Oecologia. Link

Chesson, P. 2000. “Mechanisms of maintenance of species diversity.” Annual Reviews of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. Link

Mayfield and Levine. 2010. “Opposing effects of competitive exclusion on the phylogenetic structure of communities.” Ecological Letters. Link.
Also, a related blog post on Dynamic Ecology and the comments therein.

HilleRisLambers, et al. 2012. “Rethinking Community Assembly through the Lens of Coexistence Theory.” Annual Reviews in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. Link

Beaulieu, et al. 2012. “Synthesizing phylogenetic knowledge for ecological research.” Ecology. Link

Whitfeld et al. 2012. “Predicting tropical insect herbivore abundance
from host plant traits and phylogeny.” Ecology. Link

Arroyo-Rodriguez, et al. 2012. “Maintenance of tree phylogenetic diversity in a highly fragmented rain forest.” Journal of Ecology. Link

Cavender-Bares, et al. 2009. “The merging of community ecology and phylogenetic biology.” Ecology Letters. Link.

and many more… will update this consistently

Not-so-recent papers I want to (re)read:

G.E. Hutchinson. 1959. Homage to Santa Rosalia, or Why are there so many kinds of animals? American Naturalist. Link

Connell, J. 1977. “Mechanisms of Succession in Natural Communities and Their Role in Community Stability and Organization.” American Naturalist. Link

Gleason, H.A. 1926. “The Individualistic Concept of the Plant Association.” Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. Link

Hubbell, S.P. 1979. “Tree dispersion, abundance, and diversity in a tropical dry forest.” Science. Link

Whittaker, R. H. 1965. “Dominance and Diversity in Land Plant Communities.” Science. Link

Papers I kind of want to read:

Becklin, et al. 2014. “Evolutionary history underlies plant physiological responses to global change since the last glacial maximum.” Link

Chamberlain, et al. 2014. “How context dependent are species interactions?” Ecological Letters. Link

Kardol, et al. 2014. “Soil-mediated effects of invasive ungulates on native tree seedlings.” Journal of Ecology. Link

updated 18 May 2014
E-mail me if you want PDFs of these, I guess?


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