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In Press

R.T.J. Bush, J. Wallace, E. D. Currano, B. F. Jacobs, F. A. McInerney, R. E. Dunn, and N. J. Tabor. in press. Cell anatomy and leaf δ13C as proxies for shading and canopy structure in a Miocene forest from Ethiopia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Colbach, N., S. Cordeau, A. Garrido, S. Granger, D.C. Laughlin, B. Ricci, F. Thomson, A. Messean. In press. Landsharing vs landsparing: how to reconcile crop production and biodiversity? A simulation study focusing on weed impacts. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.

Gompert, Z., Mandeville, E.G., Buerkle, C.A., in press. Using genomic data in the analysis of hybrid zones. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics.

Laughlin, D.C., C.H. Lusk, P. Bellingham, D. Burslem, A.H. Simpson, and K.R. Kramer-Walter. In press. Intraspecific trait variation can weaken interspecific trait correlations when assessing the whole-plant economic spectrum. Ecology and Evolution.

Laughlin, D. C., R. T. Strahan, D. W. Huffman, and A. S. Meador. In press. Using trait-based ecology to restore resilient ecosystems: historical conditions and the future of montane forests in western North America. Restoration Ecology.

Li, Y., Shipley, B., Price, J.N., Dantas, V.d.L., Tamme, R., Westoby, M., Siefert, A., Schamp, B.S., Spasojevic, M.J., Jung, V., Laughlin, D.C., Richardson, S.J., Bagousse-Pinguet, Y.L., Schöb, C., Gazol, A., Prentice, H.C., Gross, N., Overton, J., Cianciaruso, M.V., Louault, F., Kamiyama, C., Nakashizuka, T., Hikosaka, K., Sasaki, T., Katabuchi, M., Frenette Dussault, C., Gaucherand, S., Chen, N., Vandewalle, M. & Batalha, M.A. In press. Habitat filtering determines the functional niche occupancy of plant communities worldwide. Journal of Ecology.

Mandeville, E. G., Parchman, T. L., Thompson, K. G., Compton, R. I., Gelwicks, K. R., Song, S. J., Buerkle, C. A., in press. Inconsistent reproductive isolation revealed by interactions between Catostomus fish species. Evolution Letters.

Nelson, K.N., M.G. Turner, W.H. Romme, and D.B. Tinker. In Press. Simulated fire behavior in young, postfire lodgepole pine forests. International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Matti J. Salmela, Robby L. McMinn, Carmela R. Guadagno, Brent E. Ewers & Cynthia Weinig (2018) Circadian rhythms and reproductive phenology covary in a natural plant population. Journal of Biological Rhythms, in press.

Sivanpillai, R., Jones, B.K., Lamb, R.M., in press. Accessing satellite imagery for disaster response through the International Charter: Lessons learned from the 2011 US Midwestern Floods. Space Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.spacepol.2017.08.003.

Sorokin, Y., T.J. Zelikova, D. Blumenthal, D.G. Williams, and E. Pendall. 2017. Seasonally contrasting responses of evapotranspiration to warming and elevated CO2 in a semi-arid grassland. In press Ecohydrology

T. Tesfamichael, B.F. Jacobs, N.J. Tabor, L.A. Michel, E.D. Currano, and M. Feseha. in press. Settling the issue of “decoupling” between atmospheric carbon dioxide and global temperature: Reconstructing pCO2 from cooler late Oligocene and warmer early Miocene times using fossil leaves and carbon isotopes. Geology.


R. Guadagno, B. E. Ewers, C. Weinig (2018) Circadian rhythms and redox state in plants: till stress do us part. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9: 247  doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00247


An, N., S.M. Welch, R.J.C. Markelz, R.L. Baker, C.M. Palmer, J. Ta, J.N. Maloof, and C. Weinig. 2017. Quantifying time-series of leaf morphology using 2D and 3D photogrammetry methods for high-throughput plant phenotyping. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture,
DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2017.02

Baker, R.L., Y. Yarkhunova, K. Vidal, B.E. Ewers, and C. Weinig. 2017. Polyploidy and the relationship between leaf structure and function: implications for correlated evolution of anatomy, morphology, and physiology in Brassica. BMC Plant Biology,
DOI: 10.1186/s12870-016-0957-3

Brock, M.T., R. Winkelman, M.J. Rubin, C.E. Edwards, B.E. Ewers, and C. Weinig. 2017. Allocation to male vs female floral function varies by currency and responds differentially to density and moisture stress. Heredity,
DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2017.41

Brudvig, L., R. Barak, J. Bauer, T. Caughlin, D.C. Laughlin, L. Larios, J. Matthews, K. Stuble, N. Turley, C. Zirbel. 2017. Interpreting variation to advance predictive restoration science. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:1018-1027.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12938

Buerkle, C.A. 2017. Inconvenient truths in population and speciation genetics point toward a future beyond allele frequencies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 1498–1500.
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13106

Copenhaver-Parry, PE, BN Shuman, DB Tinker. 2017. Towards an improved conceptual understanding of North American tree species distributions. Ecosphere 8:e01853.
DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1853

Copenhaver-Parry, P., S.E. Albeke, and D.B. Tinker. 2016.Do community-level models account for the effects of biotic interactions? A comparison of community-level and species distribution modeling of current and future distributions of Rocky Mountain conifers. Plant Ecology 217: 533-547.

Dwyer, J.M. & D.C. Laughlin. 2017. Constraints on trait combinations explain climatic drivers of biodiversity: the importance of trait covariance in community assembly. Ecology Letters 20:872-882.
DOI: 10.1111/ele.12781

Greenwood, S., Ruiz Benito, P., Martinez-Vilalta, J., Lloret, F., Kitzberger, T., Allen, C., Fensham, R., Laughlin, D.C., Kattge, J., Boehnisch, G., Kraft, N., Jump, A. 2017. Tree mortality across biomes is promoted by drought intensity, lower wood density and higher specific leaf area. Ecology Letters 20 (4): 539-553.
DOI: 10.1111/ele.12748

Greenham, K., C.R. Guadagno, M.A. Gehan, T.C. Mockler, C. Weinig, B.E. Ewers, and C.R. McClung. 2017. Temporal network analysis identifies early physiological and transcriptomic indicators of mild drought in Brassica rapa. eLife,
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.29655

Guadagno, C.R., B.E. Ewers, H.N. Speckman, T.L. Aston, B.J. Huhn, S.B. DeVore, J.T. Ladwig, R. N. Strawn, and C. Weinig. 2017. Dead or alive? Using membrane failure and chlorophyll fluorescence to predict mortality from drought. Plant Physiology,
DOI: 10.1104/pp.16.00581

Hood, P.R., K.N. Nelson, C.C. Rhoades, and D.B. Tinker. 2017.The effect salvage logging on surface fuel loads and fuel moisture in beetle-infested lodgepole pine forests. Forest Ecology and Management 390: 80-88.
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.01.003

Kerwin, R., J. Feusier, A. Muok, C. Lin, B. Larson, D. Copeland, J. Corwin, M.J. Rubin, M. Francisco, B. Li, B. Joseph, C. Weinig, and D.J. Kliebenstein. 2017. Epistatic by environment interactions among Arabidopsis thaliana glucosinolate genetic impact traits and fitness in the field. New Phytologist,
DOI: 10.1111/nph.14646

Kingston, S., Parchman, T. L., Gompert, Z., Buerkle, C.A., Braun, M. 2017. Heterogeneity and concordance in locus-specific differentiation and introgression between species of towhees. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 474–485.
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13033

Kramer-Walter, K.R. & Laughlin, D.C. 2017. Root nutrient concentration and biomass allocation are more plastic than morphological traits in response to nutrient limitation. Plant and Soil 416: 539-550.
DOI: 10.1007/s11104-017-3234-9

Laughlin, D.C., Strahan, R., Moore, M.M., Fule, P.Z., Huffman, D.W., Covington, W.W. 2017. The hierarchy of predictability in ecological restoration: are vegetation structure and functional diversity more predictable than community composition? Journal of Applied Ecology 54:1058-1069.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12935

Lusk, C.H., D.C. Laughlin. 2017. Regeneration patterns, environmental filtering and tree species coexistence in a temperate forest. New Phytologist 213: 657-668.
DOI: 10.1111/nph.14168

Lee, M., E. Bernhardt, P. van Bodegom, J.H. Cornelissen, J. Kattge, D.C. Laughlin, U. Niinemets, J. Peñuelas, P. Reich, B. Yguel, J. Wright. 2017. Invasive species' leaf traits and dissimilarity from natives shape their impact on nitrogen cycling: a meta-analysis. New Phytologist 213: 128-139.
DOI: 10.1111/nph.14115

Mahler, D.L., M.G. Weber, C.E. Wagner, T. Ingram. 2017. Pattern and process in the comparative study of convergent evolution. The American Naturalist, DOI: 190(S1):S13-S28

Markelz, R.J.C., M.F. Covington, M.T. Brock, U.K. Devisetty, D.J. Kliebenstein, C. Weinig, J.N. Maloof. 2017. Using RNA-Seq for genomic scaffold placement, correcting assemblies, and genetic map creation in a common Brassica rapa mapping population. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics,
DOI: 10.1534/g3.117.043000

Nelson, K.N., W.H. Romme, M.G. Turner, and D.B. Tinker. 2016. Pre- and post-fire forest structure influence fuel characteristics in 24-yr old post-fire lodgepole pine forests. Ecological Applications 26(8): 2424-2438.

L.J. Marsh, E. D. Currano, and L. Marsh. 2017. The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science. On Your Feet Entertainment. 22 minutes.

McNally, S. R., D. C. Laughlin, S. Rutledge, M. B. Dodd, J. Six, and L. A. Schipper. 2017. Herbicide application during pasture renewal initially increases root turnover and carbon input to soil in perennial ryegrass and white clover pasture. Plant and Soil 412: 133-142.
DOI: 10.1007/s11104-016-3050-7

Meier, J.I., D.A. Marques, S. Mwaiko, C.E. Wagner, L. Excoffier, O. Seehausen. 2017. Ancient hybridization fuels cichlid fish adaptive radiations. Nature Communications, 8:14363.
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14363

Meier, J.I., V.C. Sousa, D.A. Marques, O.M. Selz, C.E. Wagner, L. Excoffier, O. Seehausen. 2017. Demographic modeling with whole genome data reveals parallel origin of similar Pundamilia cichlid species after hybridization. Molecular Ecology, 26: 123-141
DOI: 10.1111/mec.13838

Nelson, L., D, Blumenthal, D.G. Williams, E. Pendall. 2017. Digging into the roots of belowground carbon cycling following seven years of Prairie Heating and CO2 Enrichment (PHACE), Wyoming USA. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 115:169-177
DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.08.022

Romme, W.H., T.G. Whitby, D.B. Tinker, and M.G. Turner. 2016. Plant community dynamics in subalpine forests: The first 25 years after the 1988 Yellowstone fires. Ecological Monographs 86(3): 327-351.  DOI: 10.1002/ecm.1220 

Rubin, M.J., M.T. Brock, M. Knapp, S.M. Welch, S.L. Harmer, J.N. Maloof, S.J. Davis, and C. Weinig. 2017. Circadian phenotypes vary across seasonal environments and correlate with fitness components. Molecular Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14287

Ryan, E., K. Ogle, D. Peltier, A.P. Walker, M.G. De Kauwe, B.E. Medlyn, D.G. Williams, W. Parton, S. Asao, B. Guenet, A. Harper, C. Lu, K. Luus, S. Shu, C. Werner, J. Xia, S. Zaehle, E. Pendall. 2017. Gross primary production responses to warming, elevated CO2, and irrigation: quantifying the drivers of ecosystem physiology in a semiarid grassland. Global Change Biology 23:3092-3106
DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13602

Turner, M.G., T.G. Whitby, D.B. Tinker, and W.H. Romme. 2016.Twenty-four years after the Yellowstone Fires: Are postfire lodgepole pine stands converging in structure and function? Ecology 97 (5): 1260-1273.
DOI: 10.1890/15-1585.1

Wallace, K.J., D.C. Laughlin, B.D. Clarkson. 2017. Exotic weeds and fluctuating microclimate can constrain native plant regeneration in urban forest restoration. Ecological Applications 27:1268-1279.
DOI: 10.1002/eap.1520

Wagner, C.E. and E.G. Mandeville. 2017. Speciation, species persistence and the goals of studying genomic barriers to gene flow. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30:1512-1515.
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13112

Weber, M.G., C.E. Wagner, R.G. Best, L.J. Harmon, B. Matthews. 2017. Evolution in a community context: On integrating ecological interactions and macroevolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32(4): 291-304.
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.01.003


An, N., C.M. Palmer, R.L. Baker, RJ C Markelz, J. Ta, J.N. Maloof, S.M. Welch, and C. Weinig. 2016. Plant high-throughput phenotyping using photogrammetry and imaging techniques to measure leaf length and rosette area. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture,
DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2016.04.002

Brock M.T., L.K. Lucas, N.A. Anderson, M.J. Rubin, R.J.C. Markelz, M.F. Covington, U.K. Devisetty, C. Chapple, J.N. Maloof, and C. Weinig. 2016. Biochemical underpinnings, QTL effects, and ecological relevance of floral UV patterning. Molecular Ecology,
DOI: 10.1111/mec.13534

Cornwell, W.K., I.J. Wright, J. Turner, V. Maire, M. Barbour, L. Cernusak, T. Dawson, D. Ellsworth, G. Farquhar, H. Griffiths, C. Keitel, A. Knohl, P. Reich, D.G. Williams, R. Bhaskar, J.H.C. Cornelissen, A. Richards, S. Schmidt, F. Valladares, C. Korner, E.-D. Schulze, N. Buchmann, and L. Santiago. 2016. A global dataset of leaf delta 13C values. Scientific Data.

E.D. Currano, R. Laker, A.G. Flynn, K.K. Fogt, H. Stradtham, and S.L. Wing. 2016. Consequences of elevated temperature and pCO2 on insect folivory at the ecosystem level: Perspectives from the fossil record. Ecology and Evolution.
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2203

Economopoulos, K.P., Ward, N.L., Phillips, C.D., Teshager, A., Patel, P., Mohamed, M.M.R., Hakimian, S., Cox, S.B., Ahmed, R., Moaven, P., Kaliannan, K., Alam, S.N., Haller, J.F., Goldstein, A.M., Bhan, A.K., Malo, M.S., and R.A. Hodin. 2016. Prevention of antibiotic-associated metabolic syndrome in mice by intestinal alkaline phosphatase. Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism 18(5):519-27.
DOI: 10.1111/dom.12645

Edwards, C.E., B.E. Ewers, and C. Weinig. 2016. Genotypic variation in biomass allocation in response to field drought has a greater effect on yield than gas exchange or phenology. BMC Plant Biology,
DOI: 10.1186/s12870-016-0876-3

Funk, J.L., J.E. Larson, G.M. Ames, B.J. Butterfield, J. Cavender-Bares, F. Firn, D.C. Laughlin, A.E. Sutton-Grier, L. Williams, and J. Wright. 2016. Revisiting the Holy Grail: using plant functional traits to understand ecological processes. Biological Reviews. In Press
DOI: 10.1111/brv.12275

Gompert, Z. and C. A. Buerkle. 2016. What, if anything, are hybrids: enduring truths and challenges associated with population structure and gene flow. Evolutionary Applications 9: 909–923.
DOI: 10.1111/eva.12380

Harrison, J.G., Z. Gompert, J. Fordyce, C. A. Buerkle, R. Grinstead, J. Jahner, S. Mikel, C. C. Nice, A. Santamaria and M. L. Forister. 2016. The many dimensions of diet breadth: phytochemical, genetic, behavioral, and physiological perspectives on the interaction between a native herbivore and an exotic host. PLoS One 11: e0147971.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147971

Hinckley, E-.L., G. Bonan, G. Bowen, B. Colman, P. Duffy, C. Goodale, B. Houlton, E. Marín-Spiotta, K. Ogle, S. Ollinger, E. Paul, P. Vitousek, K. Weathers, and D.G. Williams. 2016. The soil and plant biogeochemistry sampling design for the National Ecological Observatory Network. Ecosphere 7(3):e01234.
DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1234

Hultine, K.R., D.G. Williams, D.L. Dettman, B. Butterfield, R. Puente-Martinez. 2016. Stable isotope physiology of stem succulents across a broad range of volume to surface area ratio. Oecologia 182:679–690
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3690-6

Kramer-Walter, K. R., P. J. Bellingham, T. Millar, R. Smissen, S. J. Richardson, D. C. Laughlin. 2016. Root traits are multidimensional: specific root length is independent from root tissue density and the plant economic spectrum. Journal of Ecology 104:1299-1310.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12605

Kpodonu, A.T.N.K., D.P. Hamilton, A. Hartland, D.C. Laughlin, C.H. Lusk. 2016. Coupled use of sediment phosphorus speciation and pigment composition to infer phytoplankton phenology over 700 years in a deep oligotrophic lake. Biogeochemistry129:181-196.

Kunstler, G., D. Falster, D. A. Coomes, F. Hui, R. M. Kooyman, D. C. Laughlin, L. Poorter, M. Vanderwel, G. Vieilledent, S. J. Wright, M. Aiba, C. Baraloto, J. Caspersen, J. H. C. Cornelissen, S. Gourlet-Fleury, M. Hanewinkel, B. Herault, J. Kattge, H. Kurokawa, Y. Onoda, J. Peñuelas, H. Poorter, M. Uriarte, S. Richardson, P. Ruiz-Benito, I. F. Sun, G. Ståhl, N. G. Swenson, J. Thompson, B. Westerlund, C. Wirth, M. A. Zavala, H. Zeng, J. K. Zimmerman, N. E. Zimmermann, and M. Westoby. 2016. Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition. Nature 529:204-207.

Kushak, R.I., Winter, H.S., Buie, T.M., Cox, S.B., Phillips, C.D., and N.L. Ward. 2016. Analysis of the duodenal microbiome in autistic individuals; association with carbohydrate digestion. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Epub ahead of print 2016 Nov 2
DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001458

Laughlin, D. C. and J. Messier. 2015. Fitness of multidimensional phenotypes in dynamic adaptive landscapes. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30(8):487-496.
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.06.003

Lopez, B.E., Burgio, K.R., Carlucci, M.B., Palmquist, K.A., Parada, A., Weinberger, V.P., Hurlbert, A.H., 2016. A new framework for inferring community assembly process using phylogenetic information, relevant traits and environmental gradients. One Ecosystem 1:1-24.
DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.1.e9501

Lovvorn, J.R., North, C.A., Kolts, J.M., Grebmeier, J.M., Cooper, L.W., Cui, X., 2016. Projecting the effects of climate driven changes in organic matter supply on benthic food webs in the northern Bering Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 548:11-30.

Lucas, L.K., Z. Gompert, J.R. Gibson, K.L. Bell, C. A. Buerkle, and C. C. Nice. 2016. Pervasive gene flow across critical habitat for four narrowly endemic, sympatric taxa. Freshwater Biology 61: 933–946.
DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12758

Marques DA, Lucek K, Meier JI, Mwaiko S, Wagner CE, et al. (2016) Genomics of Rapid Incipient Speciation in Sympatric Threespine Stickleback. PLoS Genet 12(2): e1005887. DOI:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005887

Mueller, K.E., D.M. Blumenthal, E. Pendall, D.R. LeCain, Y. Carrillo, F.A. Dijkstra, D.G. Williams, R.F. Follett, and J.A. Morgan. 2016. Impacts of warming and CO2 on a semi-arid grassland are non-additive, shift with precipitation, and reverse over time. Ecology Letters 19: 956–966
DOI: 10.1111/ele.12634

Palmquist, K.A., Schlaepfer, D.R., Bradford, J.B., Lauenroth, W. K., 2016. Mid-latitude shrub steppe plant communities: Climate change consequences for soil water resources. Ecology. 97(9):2342-2354
DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1457

Parchman, T. L., C. A. Buerkle, V. Soria-Carrasco, and C. W. Benkman. 2016. Genome divergence and diversification within a geographic mosaic of coevolution. Molecular Ecology 25: 5705–5718.
DOI: 10.1111/mec.13825

Petrie, MD, AM Wildeman, JB Bradford, RM Hubbard, WK Lauenroth. 2016. A review of precipitation and temperature control on seedling emergence and establishment for ponderosa and lodgepole pine forest regeneration. Forest Ecology and Management 36: 328-338.
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.11.028

Salmela, M.J., B.E. Ewers, and C. Weinig. 2016. Natural quantitative genetic variance in plant growth differs in response to ecologically relevant temperature heterogeneity. Ecology and Evolution,
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2482

Salmela, M.J., K. Greenham, P. Lou, C.R. McClung & C. Weinig. 2016. Variation in circadian rhythms is maintained among and within populations in Boechera stricta. Plant, Cell, and Environment,
DOI: 10.1111/pce.12670

Shipley, B., De Bello, F., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Laliberté, E., Laughlin, D.C., Reich, P.B. 2016. Reinforcing loose foundation stones in trait-based ecology. Oecologia 180:923-931.
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3549-x

Simpson, A.H., S.J. Richardson, D.C. Laughlin. 2016. Soil-climate interactions explain variation in foliar, stem, root, and reproductive traits across temperate forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25:964-978.
DOI: 10.1111/geb.12457

Sivanpillai, R., R.G. Congalton. 2016. Future Landsat Data Needs at the Local and State Levels: An AmericaView Perspective. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 82:617-623. DOI: 10.14358/PERS.82.8.617

Strahan, R., A. Sanchez Meador, D. Huffman, D.C. Laughlin. 2016. Shifts in community-level traits and functional diversity in a mixed conifer forest: a legacy of land-use change. Journal of Applied Ecology 53:1755-1765.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12737

Vithanage, Jagath, Scott Miller, and Kenneth Driese. 2016. Land cover characterization for a watershed in Kenya using MODIS data and Fourier algorithms. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 10(4) (Nov). DOI:10.1117/1.JRS.10.045015

Ward, N.L., Nguyen, D., Shanmugam, N.K.N., Song, Y., Hodin, R., Cherayil, B.R., Shi, H.N., and A.M. Goldstein. 2016. Antibiotic treatment induces long-lasting changes in the fecal microbiota that protect against colitis. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 22(10):2328-40.
DOI: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000000914

Wang, F., Kaplan, J.S., Gold, B.D., Bhasin, M.K., Ward, N.L., Kellermayer, R., Kirschner, B.S., Heyman, M.B., Dowd, S.E., Cox, S.B., Dogan, H., Steven, B., Ferry, G.D., Cohen, S.A., Baldassano, R., Moran, C.J., Garnett, E.A., Drake, L., Otu, H.H., Mirny, L.A., Libermann, T.A., Winter, H.S., and K. Korolev. 2016. Detecting microbial dysbiosis associated with pediatric Crohn's disease despite the high variability of the gut microbiota. Cell Reports 14(4):945-55.
DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.12.088


A.F. Diefendorf, K.H. Freeman, S.L. Wing, E.D. Currano, K.E. Mueller. 2015. Paleogene plants fractionated carbon isotopes similar to modern plants. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 429:33-44.
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.07.029

Aguirre-Santoro, J.B., Brown, G.K., Evans, T.M., Salguerio F., Alves-Ferreria, M., Wendt, T., 2015. Is Ronnbergia (Bromeliaceae, Bromelioideae ) a geographically disjunct genus? Evidence from morphology and chloroplast DNA sequence data. Phytotaxa 219:261-275.
DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.219.3.6

Baker, R.L., Leong, W.F., Brock, M.T., Markelz R.J.C, Convington, M.F., Devisetty, U.P., Edwards, C.E., Mallof, J., Welch, S., Weinig, C., 2015. Modeling development and quantitative trait mapping reveal independent genetic modules for leaf size and shape. New Phytologist. 208:257-268.
DOI: 10.1111/nph.13509

Bhatnagar, S., Badger, J.H., Madupu, R., Khouri, H.M., O'Connor, E.M., Robb, F.T., Ward, N.L., and J.A. Eisen. 2015. Genome sequence of the sulfate-reducing thermophilic bacterium Thermodesulfovibrio yellowstonii Strain DSM 11347T (Phylum Nitrospirae). Genome Announcements 3(1). pii: e01489-14.
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01489-14

Bhatnagar, S., Badger, J.H., Madupu, R., Khouri, H.M., O'Connor, E.M., Robb, F.T., Ward, N.L., and J.A. Eisen. 2015. Genome sequence of a sulfate-reducing thermophilic bacterium, Thermodesulfobacterium commune DSM 2178T (Phylum Thermodesulfobacteria). Genome Announcements 3(1). pii: e01490-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01490-14

Borkhuu, B., Peckham, S.D., Ewers, B.E., Norton U., Pendall, E., 2015. Does soil respiration decline following bark beetle induced forest mortality? Evidence from a lodgepole pine forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 214-215:201-207.
DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.08.258

Chen, J., Carillo, Y., Pendall, E., Dijkstra, F., Evans, R.D., Morgan, J., Williams, D.G., 2015. Soil microbes compete strongly with plants for soil inorganic and amino acid nitrogen in a semiarid grassland exposed to elevated CO2 and warming. Ecosystems 18 (5):867-880.
DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9868-7

E.D. Currano. 2015. Life as a palaeontologist: A thoroughly suitable job for a woman. Palaeontology Online, Vol 5, Article 3.

De Montaigu, A., Giakountis, A., Rubin, M., Tóth, R., Cremer, F., Sokolova, V., Porri, A., Reymond, M., Weinig, C., Coupland, C. 2015. Natural diversity in daily rhythms of gene expression contributes to phenotypic variation. PNAS 112(3):905-910.
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McNally, S.R., D.C. Laughlin, S. Rutledge, M.B. Dodd, J. Six, L.A. Schipper. 2015. Root carbon inputs under moderately diverse sward and conventional ryegrass-clover pasture: implications for soil carbon sequestration. Plant and Soil 392:289-299.
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