Publications

Please e-mail Jonathan (jamyers@wustl.edu) for PDFs of articles if you are unable to access them via the links provided below. Links to PDFs are provided in the spirit of open access to information; please use these for education or research only.

Hovanes, Katherine, Kyle E. Harms, Paul R. Gagnon, Jonathan A. Myers & Bret D. Elderd.  In press.  Overdispersed spatial patterning of dominant bunchgrasses in southeastern pine savannas.  The American Naturalist.

LaManna, Joseph A., Scott A. Mangan, Alfonso Alonso, Norman A. Bourg, Warren Y. Brockelman, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Li-Wan Chang, Jyh-Min Chiang, George B. Chuyong, Keith Clay, Richard Condit, Susan Cordell, Stuart J. Davies, Tucker J. Furniss, Christian P. Giardina, I. A. U. Nimal Gunatilleke, C. V. Savitri Gunatilleke, Fangliang He, Robert W. Howe, Stephen P. Hubbell, Chang-Fu Hsieh, Faith M. Inman-Narahari, David Janík, Daniel J. Johnson, David Kenfack, Lisa Korte, Kamil Král, Andrew J. Larson, James A. Lutz, Sean M. McMahon, William J. McShea, Hervé R. Memiaghe, Anuttara Nathalang, Vojtech Novotny, Perry S. Ong, David A. Orwig, Rebecca Ostertag, Geoffrey G. Parker, Richard P. Phillips, Lawren Sack, I-Fang Sun, J. Sebastián Tello, Duncan W. Thomas, Benjamin L. Turner, Dilys M. Vela Díaz, Tomáš Vrška, George D. Weiblen, Amy Wolf, Sandra Yap & Jonathan A. Myers. 2017. Plant diversity increases with the strength of negative density dependence at the global scale. Science 356: 1389-1392     Abstract     PDF     Supplementary Material

Commentary: “How latitude affects biotic interactions” (Comita 2017, Science)

News Coverage: “Global forest network cracks the case of tropical biodiversity” (Washington University Newsroom)

News Coverage: “Is this the long-sought answer to the question of tropical biodiversity?” (Smithsonian News Desk)

News Coverage: “Why do we see more species in tropical forests? The mystery may finally be solved” (Smithsonian Magazine)

LaManna, Joseph A., R. Travis Belote, Laura A. Burkle, Christopher P. Catano & Jonathan A. Myers. 2017. Negative density dependence mediates biodiversity-productivity relationships across scales. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1107-1115.     Abstract     PDF

Kirkman, L. Katherine & Jonathan A. Myers. 2017. Mechanistic controls of community assembly and biodiversity in longleaf pine ecosystems. Chapter 5 In: Kirkman, L. Katherine & Steven B. Jack (editors) Ecological Restoration of Longleaf Pine. CRC Press, Boca Raton (In Press)     View Book

Catano, Christopher P., Timothy L. Dickson & Jonathan A. Myers. 2017. Dispersal and neutral sampling mediate contingent effects of disturbance on plant beta-diversity: A meta-analysis. Ecology Letters 20: 347-356.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Information

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Harms, Kyle E., Paul R. Gagnon, Heather A. Passmore, Jonathan A. Myers & William J. Platt. 2017. Groundcover community assembly in high-diversity pine savannas: Seed arrival and environmental filtering through fire-generated pores. Ecosphere 8: e01716.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Information

*Myers, Jonathan A. & Joseph A. LaManna. 2016. The promise and pitfalls of beta-diversity in ecology and conservation. Journal of Vegetation Science 27: 1081-1083.     Abstract     PDF     *Invited Commentary Paper

LaManna, Joseph A., Maranda L. Walton, Benjamin L. Turner & Jonathan A. Myers. 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.     Abstract     PDF

Fisher, Joshua B., Sean Sweeney, Edward R. Brzostek, Tom P. Evans, Daniel J. Johnson, Jonathan A. Myers, Norman A. Bourg, Amy T. Wolf, Robert W. Howe & Richard P. Phillips. 2016. Tree–mycorrhizal associations detected remotely from canopy spectral properties. Global Change Biology 22: 2596-2607.     Abstract     PDF

News Coverage“NASA Satellite Images Uncover Underground Forest Fungi” (NASA Earth Science News)

News Coverage: “Satellites Detect the Healthy Glow of a Forest with Underground Friends” (Smithsonian News Desk)

Fisher, Joshua B., Sean Sweeney, Edward R. Brzostek, Tom P. Evans, Daniel J. Johnson, Jonathan A. Myers, Norman A. Bourg, Amy T. Wolf, Robert W. Howe & Richard P. Phillips. 2016. What kind of fungus are you? Science Journal for Kids, November 2016.     Web     PDF

Buckley, Hannah L., Bradley S. Case, Jess K. Zimmerman, Jill Thompson, Jonathan A. Myers & Aaron M. Ellison. 2016. Using codisperson analysis to quantify and understand spatial patterns in species-environment relationships. New Phytologist 211: 735-749.    Abstract     PDF     Supporting Information

Spasojevic, Marko J., Benjamin L. Turner & Jonathan A. Myers. 2016. When does intraspecific trait variation contribute to functional beta-diversity? Journal of Ecology 104: 487-496.     Abstract     PDF

Oberle, Brad, Amy M. Milo, Jonathan A. Myers, Maranda L. Walton, Darcy F. Young & Amy E. Zanne. 2016. Direct estimates of downslope deadwood movement over 30 years in a temperate forest illustrate impacts of treefall on forest ecosystem dynamics. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 46: 351-361.     Abstract     PDF

*Burkle, Laura A., Jonathan A. Myers & R. Travis Belote. 2016. The beta-diversity of species interactions: Untangling the drivers of geographic variation in plant-pollinator diversity and function across scales. American Journal of Botany 103: 118-28.     Abstract     PDF

*Invited Paper for Species Issue: Evolutionary Insights from Studies of Geographic Variation

Burkle, Laura A., Jonathan A. Myers & R. Travis Belote. 2015. Wildfire disturbance and productivity as drivers of plant species diversity across spatial scales. Ecosphere 6:art202     Abstract     PDF

Myers, Jonathan A., Jonathan M. Chase, Raelene M. Crandall & Iván Jiménez. 2015. Disturbance alters beta-diversity but not the relative importance of community assembly mechanisms. Journal of Ecology 103: 1291-1299.     Abstract     PDF     Data

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Gagnon, Paul R., Heather A. Passmore, Matthew Slocum, Jonathan A. Myers, Kyle E. Harms, William J. Platt & C.E. Timothy Paine. 2015. Fuels and fires influence vegetation via above- and below-ground pathways in a high-diversity plant community. Journal of Ecology 103: 1009-1019.     Abstract     PDF     Data
Tello, J. Sebastián, Jonathan A. Myers, Manuel J. Macía, Alfredo F. Fuentes, Leslie Cayola, Gabriel Arellano, M. Isabel Loza, Vania Torrez, Maritza Cornejo & Peter M. Jørgensen. 2015. Elevational gradients in beta-diversity reflect variation in the strength of local community assembly mechanisms across spatial scales. PLoS ONE 10: e0121458.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Material

Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina J., Stuart J. Davies, Amy C. Bennett, Erika B. Gonzalez-Akre, Helene C. Muller-Landau, S. Joseph Wright, Kamariah Abu Salim, Angélica M. Almeyda Zambrano, Jennifer L. Baltzer, Yves Basset, Norman A. Bourg, Eben N. Broadbent, Warran Y. Brockelman, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, David F. R. P. Burslem, Nathalie Butt, Min Cao, Dairon Cardenas, Keith Clay, Susan Cordell, Xiaobao Deng, Matteo Detto, Xiaojun Du, Alvaro Duque, David L. Erikson, Corneille E.N. Ewango, Gunter A. Fischer, Christine D. Fletcher, Christian P . Giardina, Gregory S. Gilbert, Nimal Gunatilleke, Savitri Gunatilleke, Zhanqing Hao, William H. Hargrove, Terese B. Hart, Billy C.H. Hau, Fangliang He, Forrest M. Hoffman, Robert W. Howe, Stephen P. Hubbell, Faith M. Inman-Narahari, Patrick A. Jansen, Mingxi Jiang, Mamoru Kanzaki, David Kenfack, Stalin Kibet, Margaret F. Kinnaird, Kamil Kral, Jitendra Kumar, Andrew J. Larson, Yide Li, Xainkun Li, Shirong Liu, Shawn K.Y. Lum, James A. Lutz, Keping Ma, Damian Maddalena, Jean-Remy Makana, Yadvinder Malhi, Toby Marthews, Rafizah Mat Serudin, Sean M. McMahon, William J. McShea, Hervé R. Memiaghe, Xiangcheng Mi, Takashi Mizuno, Jonathan A. Myers, Vojtech Novotny, Alexandre A. de Oliveira, Perry S. Ong, David A. Orwig, Rebecca Ostertag, Jan den Ouden, Geoffrey G. Parker, Richard P. Phillips, Abdul Rahman, Lawren Sack, Kriangsak Sri-ngernyuang, Raman Sukumar, I-Fang Sun, Witchaphart Sungpalee, Sylvester Tan, Sean C. Thomas, Duncan W. Thomas, Jill Thompson, Benjamin L. Turner, Maria Uriarte, Renato Valencia, Marta I. Vallejo, Alberto Vicentini, Tomáš Vrška, Xihua Wang, George Weiblen, Amy Wolf, Han Xu, Wang Xugao, Sandra Yap & Jess Zimmerman. 2015. CTFS-ForestGEO: A worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. Global Change Biology 21: 528-549.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Information

News Coverage: “If trees could talk: Forest research network reveals global change effects” (Smithsonian News Desk) 

Spasojevic, Marko J., Elizabeth A. Yablon, Brad Oberle & Jonathan A. Myers.  2014. Ontogenetic trait variation influences tree community assembly across environmental gradients. Ecosphere 5: article 129.     Abstract     PDF

Myers, Jonathan A., Jonathan M. Chase, Iván Jiménez, Peter M. Jørgensen, Alejandro Araujo-Murakami, Narel Paniagua-Zambrana & Renate Seidel. 2013. Beta-diversity in temperate and tropical forests reflects dissimilar mechanisms of community assembly. Ecology Letters 16: 151-157.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Information
Stegen, James C., Amy L. Freestone, Thomas O. Crist, Marti J. Anderson, Jonathan M. Chase, Liza S. Comita, Howard V. Cornell, Kendi F. Davies, Susan P. Harrison, Allen H. Hurlbert, Brian D. Inouye, Nathan J. B. Kraft, Jonathan A. Myers, Nathan J. Sanders, Nathan G. Swenson & Mark Vellend. 2013. Stochastic and deterministic drivers of spatial and temporal turnover in breeding bird communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 202-212.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Information

Lessard Jean-Philippe, Jonathan Belmaker, Jonathan A. Myers, Jonathan M. Chase & Carsten Rahbek. 2012. Inferring local ecological processes amid species pool influences. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 600-607.     Abstract     PDF

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Gagnon, Paul R., Kyle E. Harms, William J. Platt, Heather A. Passmore & Jonathan A. Myers. 2012. Small-scale variation in fuel loads differentially affects two co-dominant bunchgrasses in a species-rich pine savanna. PLoS ONE 7: e29674.     Abstract     PDF
Kraft, Nathan J.B., Nathan J. Sanders, James C. Stegen, Marti J. Anderson, Thomas O. Crist, Howard V. Cornell, Mark Vellend, Jonathan M. Chase, Liza S. Comita, Kendi F. Davies, Amy L. Freestone, Susan P. Harrison, Brian D. Inouye, Jonathan A. Myers & Nathan G. Swenson. 2012. Response to comments on “Disentangling the drivers of β-diversity along latitudinal and elevational gradients.” Science 335: 1573.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Information

Kraft, Nathan J.B., Liza S. Comita, Jonathan M. Chase, Nathan J. Sanders, Nathan G. Swenson, Thomas O. Crist, James C. Stegen, Mark Vellend, Brad Boyle, Marti J. Anderson, Howard V. Cornell, Kendi F. Davies, Amy L. Freestone, Brian D. Inouye, Susan P. Harrison & Jonathan A. Myers. 2011. Disentangling the drivers of β diversity along latitudinal and elevational gradients. Science 333: 1755-1758.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Material

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*Chase, Jonathan M. & Jonathan A. Myers. 2011. Disentangling the importance of ecological niches from stochastic processes across scales. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366: 2351-2363.     Abstract     PDF

*Invited Paper for Special Issue: Biogeography and Ecology – Two Views of One World

Myers, Jonathan A. & Kyle E. Harms. 2011. Seed arrival and ecological filters interact to assemble high-diversity plant communities. Ecology 92: 676-686.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Material

Gagnon, Paul R., Heather A. Passmore, William J. Platt, Jonathan A. Myers, C.E. Timothy Paine & Kyle E. Harms. 2010. Does pyrogenicity protect burning plants? Ecology 91: 3481-3487.     Abstract     PDF

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Myers, Jonathan A. & Kyle E. Harms. 2009. Seed arrival, ecological filters, and plant species richness: A meta-analysis. Ecology Letters 12: 1250-1260.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Material
Myers, Jonathan A. & Kyle E. Harms. 2009. Local immigration, competition from dominant guilds, and the ecological assembly of high-diversity pine savannas. Ecology 90: 2745-2754.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Material

Kitajima, Kaoru & Jonathan A. Myers. 2008. Seedling ecophysiology: Strategies towards achievement of positive carbon balance. In: Leck, Mary A., V. Thomas Parker & Robert L. Simpson RL (eds) Seedling Ecology and Evolution. Cambridge University Press.     PDF     View Book

Myers, Jonathan A. & Kaoru Kitajima. 2007. Carbohydrate storage enhances seedling shade and stress tolerance in a neotropical forest. Journal of Ecology 95:383-395.     Abstract     PDF     Supplementary Material

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Myers, Jonathan A., Mark Vellend, Sana Gardescu & Peter L. Marks. 2004. Seed dispersal by white-tailed deer: Implications for long-distance dispersal, invasion, and migration of plants in eastern North America. Oecologia 139:35–44.     Abstract     PDF     Supporting Material

Vellend, Mark, Jonathan A. Myers, Sana Gardescu & Peter L. Marks. 2003. Dispersal of Trillium seeds by deer: Implications for long-distance migration of forest herbs. Ecology 84: 1067–1072.     Abstract     PDF

News Coverage: “Dispersing seeds is newly discovered role for deer — except the plants often are noxious weeds” (Cornell Chronicle)

Wade, Gary L., Jonathan A. Myers, Cecilia R. Martin, Kathie Detmar, William Mator, Mark J. Twery & Michael Rechlin. 2003. Vascular plant species of the forest ecology research and demonstration area, Paul Smiths, New York. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station Research Note NE–380, Newton Square, PA.     PDF