(83) Waters, S., W.L. Chen, & J. HilleRisLambers. Experimental shifts in exotic plant phenology produce strong indirect pollinator mediated effects on native plants. In press: Journal of Ecology.

(82) Anderegg, D.L., L. Xingwen, I.P. Markham, C.M. Elmer, M.J. Hovenden, J. HilleRisLambers, M.M. Mayfield. Aridity drives coordinated trait shifts but not decreased trait variance across the geographic range of eight Australian trees. In press: New Phytologist.

(81) Sethi, M.L, E. Theobald, I.B. Breckheimer & J. HilleRisLambers. Early snowmelt and warmer, drier summers shrink post-flowering transition times in subalpine wildflowers. In press: Ecology

(80) Breckheimer, I.B., E. Theobald, N. Cristea, A. Wilson, J.D. Lundquist, R. Rochefort & J. HilleRisLambers. 2020. Crowd-sourced data reveals climate-driven phenological mismatch between social & ecological systems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 18(2): 76-82.

(79) Ford, K.R. & J. HilleRisLambers. 2020. Soil alters seedling establishment responses to climate change. Ecology Letters 23(1): 140-148.

(78) John, A., J. Ong, E.J. Theobald, J.D. Olden, A. Tan, J. HilleRisLambers. 2020. Detecting montane flowering phenology with CubeSat Imagery. Remote Sensing 12:2894 doi:10.3390/rs12182894

(77) Lysgaard, C., J.A. Lutz, M.R. Metz, J. HilleRisLambers. 2020. The challenges of early life for coniferous trees of the Pacific Northwest. Douglasia 44(2): 9-12.

(76) Shoemaker & 20 authors (including J. HilleRisLambers). 2020. Integrating the underlying structure of stochasticity into community ecology. Ecology 101(2) online access.

(75) Anderegg, L.D.L. & J. HilleRisLambers. 2019. Local range boundaries vs. large-scale trade-offs: climatic and competitive constraints on tree growth. Ecology Letters 22(5): 787-796.

(74) Aslan, C. E., N. Beckman, H. Rogers, & 30 authors (incl. J. HilleRisLambers). 2019. Employing plant functional groups to advance seed dispersal ecology and conservation. AoB Plants 11(2): plz006

(73) Beckman, N. G., C. E. Aslan, H. R. Rogers, & 30 authors (incl. J. HilleRisLambers). 2019. Advancing an interdisciplinary framework to study seed dispersal ecology. AoB PLANTS 11: plz006

(72) Chang, C. & J. HilleRisLambers. 2019. Trait and phylogenetic patterns reveal deterministic community assembly mechanisms on Mount St. Helens. Plant Ecology 220: 675-698.

(71) Jenkins, J., J. Esparza & J. HilleRisLambers. 2019. MeadoWatch: A case study of the challenges and opportunities of citizen science in high mountain spaces. Mountain Views 13(1): 13-17.

(70) Ellwood, E.R., R.B. Primack, C.G. Willis, & J. HilleRisLambers. Phenology models using herbarium specimens are only slightly improved by using finer-scale stages of reproduction. In press: Applications in Plant Sciences.

(69) Wainright, C.E., J. HilleRisLambers, H.R. Lai, X. Loy, M. Mayfield. Coexistence predictions under global change are compicated by variable responses of niche and fitness differences. In Press: Journal of Ecology.

(68) Zhao, S., N. Pederson, L. D’Orangeville, J. HilleRisLambers, E. Boose, C. Penone, B. Bauer, Y. Jiang, R.D. Manzanedo1. The International Tree Ring Data Bank (ITRDB) revisited: Data availability and global ecological representativity. In press: Journal of Biogeography.

(67) Bjorkman, A.D., I. Myers-Smith, S.C. Elmendorff, N. Ruger, S. Normand, & 140 other authors (including J. HilleRisLambers). Plant functional trait change with warming. 2018. Nature 562: 57-62.

(66) Anderegg, L.D.L., L.T. Berner, G. Badgely, B.E. Law, & J. HilleRisLambers. 2018. Within species patterns challenge our understanding of the leaf economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 21(5): 734-744.

(65) Legendre-Fixx1, M., J. HilleRisLambers, L.D.L Anderegg1 & A. Ettinger. 2018. Site- and Species-specific effects on subalpine conifer growth. Forests 9(1): 1-16.

(64) Reynolds, V., L.D.L. Anderegg, X. Loy, J. HilleRisLambers & M. Mayfield. 2018. Tree Physiology 38(5): 664-677

(63) Cristea, N., I. Breckheimer, M. Raleigh, J. HilleRisLambers & J. Lundquist. 2017. An evaluation of terrain-based down scaling of fractional snow covered area data sets based on lidar-derived snow data and orthoimagery. Water Resources Research 53(8): 6802-6820.

(62) Theobald, E.J., I. Breckheimer & J. HilleRisLambers. 2017. Climate drives phenological reassembly of a mountain flower community. Ecology 98(11): 2799-2812.

(61) Baird, A., L.D.L. Anderegg1, M. Lacey, J. HilleRisLambers & E. van Volkenburgh. 2017. Comparative leaf growth strategies in response to low-water and low-light availability: variation in leaf physiology drives variation in leaf mass per area in Populus tremuloides. Tree Physiology 37(9): 1140-1150.

(60) Buckley, L.B, & J. HilleRisLambers. Temperate and boreal responses to climate change. In press: Chapter 17 in “Climate Change and Biodiversity” (edited by Lee Hannah & Thomas Lovejoy).

(59) Ettinger, A.K. & J. HilleRisLambers. 2017. Competition and facilitation may lead to asymmetric range shift dynamics with climate change. Global Change Biol 23: 3921–3933. See also:

(58) Rogers, H.S., J. HilleRisLambers,  E. Buhle, and J.J. Tewksbury. 2017. Effects of an invasive predator cascade to plants via a mutualism disruption. Nature Communications 14557. doi: 10.1038/ncomms14557

(57) Burgess, H., L.B. DeBey, A.K. Ettinger, H. Froehlich, J. HilleRisLambers, N. Schmidt, E.J. Theobald, J. Tewksbury & J.K. Parrish. The science of citizen science: exploring barriers to use as a primary research tool.
Biological Conservation 208: 113-120.

(56) Chang, C. & J. HilleRisLambers. Integrating succession and community assembly perspectives. F1000 Research.

(55) Ford, K.R., I. Breckheimer, J. Franklin, J. Freund, S. Kroiss, A. Larson, E. Theobald & J. HilleRisLambers. Competition alters tree growth responses at individual and stand scales.
Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47(1): 53-62

(54) Wilson, A, K. Bacher, I. Breckheimer, J. Lundquist, R. Rochefor, E. Theobald, L. Whiteaker, J. HilleRisLambers. Monitoring wildflower phenology using traditional science, citizen science, and crowd sourcing. Park Science.

(53) Harsch, M. & J. HilleRisLambers. 2016. Climate warming and seasonal precipitation change interact to limit species distribution shifts across western North America. PlosOne 11(7): e0159184.

(52) Theobald, E.J., Gabrielyan, H. & J. HilleRisLambers. 2016. Lilies at the limit: a role for plant-pollinator interactions in altitudinal distributions? American Journal of Botany 103(2): 1-9.

(51) Yang, S.Y., A.R. Norman, J. HilleRisLambers & J.L. Ruesink. 2016. Reversal of intraspecific interactions by an ecosystem engineer leads to variable seedling success along a stress gradient. Marine Ecology Progress Series 543: 163-171.

(50) Anderegg, L.D.L & J. HilleRisLambers.
2016. Drought stress limits the geographic ranges of two tree species via different physiological mechanisms. Global Change Biology 22(3): 1029-1045

(49) HilleRisLambers, J., L.D.L. Anderegg, I. Breckheimer, K. Burns, A.K. Ettinger, K.R. Ford, S. Kroiss. Implications of climate change for turnover in forest composition. 2016 Northwest Science 89(3): 201-218.

(48) Larson, A.J., J.A. Lutz, D.C. Donato, J.F. Frankin, J.A. Freund, M.E. Harmon, J. HilleRisLambers, R.J. Pabst, D.G. Sprugel & M.E. Swanson. 2015. Spatial aspects of tree mortality strongly differ between young and old-growth forests. Ecology 96(11): 2855-2861.

(47) Kroiss, S. & J HilleRisLambers. 2015. The importance of recruitment and microsite limitation for conifer regeneration in a warming world. Ecology 96(5) 1286-1297.

(46) J. HilleRisLambers. 2015. Extinction risks from climate change. Science 348(6234): 501-502. [pdf]

(45) Theobald, E.J. A. Crowe, J. HilleRisLambers, M. Wenderoth, S. Freeman. 2015. Women learn more from local than global examples of the biological impacts of climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13(3): 132-137

(44) Theobald, E.J., A.K. Ettinger, L. Berg, H. Burgess, H. Nelson, N. Schmidt, C. Wagner, J. HilleRisLambers, J. Tewksbury, & J. Parrish. 2015. Global change and local solutions: tapping the unrealized potential of citizen science for biodiversity research. Biological Conservation 181:236-244.

(43) Yelenik, S.G., B.P. Colman, J.M. Levine, & J. HilleRisLambers. 2014. A mechanism for R*: plant and microbial nitrogen uptake and plant competition. Plos One: 9(8) 
e106059 [pdf].

(42) Borer, E. & 55 authors (including J. HilleRisLambers). 2014. Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature 508(7497) 517-522. 

(41) Harsch, M., Y. Zhou, J. HilleRisLambers & M. Kot. 2014. Keeping pace with climate warming: the roles of generation time, dispersal ability, and life-history strategies. The American Naturalist
184:25-37. [pdf]

(40) Waters, S., S. Eshe, & J. HilleRisLambers. Invaded floral neighborhoods alter pollinator-mediated interactions between native and exotic plants. Oikos 123(4): 433-440. [pdf]

(39) HilleRisLambers, J, K. Ford, D. Haak, M. Horwith, A. Ettinger, B. Miner, H. Rogers, K. Sheldon, S. Water, S. Yang, & J. Tewksbury. 2013. Accidental experiments: ecological and evolutionary insights and opportunities derived from anthropogenic change. Oikos 122(12): 1649-1661. [pdf]

(38) HilleRisLambers, J., K.R. Ford, A.K. Ettinger, E.T. Theobald, & M. Harsch. 2013. How will biotic interactions influence climate change-induced range shifts? In press: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1297: 112-125. (invited contribution for an NSF funded workshop on climate change and species interactions). [pdf]

(37) Ford, K.R., Ettinger, A.K., Lundquist, J.D., Raleigh, M.S. & J. HilleRisLambers. 2013. Spatial heterogeneity in climate variables at coarse and fine scales. Plos One: 8(6) e65008. [pdf]

(36) Caves E., S. Kemp-Jennings, J HilleRisLambers, J.J. Tewksbury and H.S. Rogers. 2013. The role of birds in forest regeneration: Dispersal of native seeds into secondary forest in the Mariana Islands. PLos ONE 8(5) e65618. [pdf]   

(35) Ettinger, A.K & J. HilleRisLambers. Climate isn’t everything: competitive interactions and variation by life stage will also affect range shifts in a warming world. (invited contribution for a Special Issue, Global Biological Change, in American Journal of Botany100(7): 1344-1355. [pdf]

(34) Ibanez, I., E.S. Gornish, L. Buckley, D.M. Debinski, J. Hellmann, B. Helmuth, J. HilleRisLambers, A.M. Latimer, A.J. Miller-Rushing, & M. Uriarte. 2012. Moving forward in global change ecology: capitalizing on natural variability. Ecology & Evolution 3(1): 170-181 [pdf]
(33) HilleRisLambers, J., P.B. Adler, W.S. Harpole, J. Levine, M. Mayfield. 2012. Rethinking community assembly through the lens of coexistence theory. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 43: 227-248 [pdf]

(32) Rogers, H., J. HilleRisLambers & J. Tewksbury. 'Natural Experiment' demonstrates top down control of spiders by birds on a landscape level. 2012. PLoS ONE 7(9): e43446. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043446 [pdf]

(31) O’Brien, A., A.K. Ettinger, & J. HilleRisLambers. 2012. Conifer growth and reproduction in urban forest fragments: predictors of future response of Pacific Northwest forests to global change? Urban Ecosystems 15(4): 879-891 [pdf]

(30) Adler, P.B. & 58 authors (including J. HilleRisLambers) 2011. Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. Science 333: 1750-1753. [pdf]

(29) Ettinger, A.K., K.R. Ford & J. HilleRisLambers. 2011. Climate determines upper, but not lower, range limits in Pacific Northwestern conifers. Ecology 92(6): 1323-1331. [pdf] [supplemental methods]

(28) Haak, D.C., J. HilleRisLambers, E. Pitre & S. Freeman. 2011. Increased structure and active learning reduce the achievement gap in introductory biology. Science 332: 1213-1216. [pdf]

(27) Firn, J. & 35 authors (including J. HilleRisLambers) 2011: Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecol. Letters 14: 274-281. [pdf]

(26) Schnitzer, S.A., J.N. Klironomos, J. HilleRisLambers, L.L. Kinkel, P.B. Reich, K. Xiao, M. Rillig, B.A. Sikes, R.M. Callaway, S.A. Mangan, E. van Nes, M. Scheffer. 2011. Soil microbes contribute to the classic plant diversity-productivity pattern. Ecology 92(2): 296-303. [pdf]

(25) Clark, J.S., D. Bell, C. Chu, B. Courbaud, M. Dietze, M. Hersh, J. HilleRisLambers, I. Ibanez, S. LaDeau, S. McMahon, J. Metcalf, J. Mohan, E. Moran, L. Pangle, S. Pearson, C. Salk, Z. Shen, D. Valle, P. Wyckoff. 2010. The individual variation required for forest diversity: a synthesis of evidence. Ecol. Monographs 80(10): 569-608. [pdf]

(24) Levine, J.M. & J. HilleRisLambers. 2010. The maintenance of species diversity. Nature Education (invited submission to online education journal - link).

(23) HilleRisLambers, J., S.G. Yelenik, B.P. Colman & J.M. Levine. 2010. California annual grass invaders: the passengers, not drivers, of change. Journal of Ecology 98: 1147-1156. [pdf]

(22) Adler, P.B., J.M. Levine & J. HilleRisLambers. 2009. Weak effect of climate variability on coexistence in a sagebrush steppe community. Ecology 90(12): 3303:3312. [pdf]

(21) Levine, J.M. & J. HilleRisLambers. 2009. The importance of niches for the maintenance of diversity. Nature 461: 254-257. [pdf] [Supplemental Methods]

(20) HilleRisLambers, J., W.S. Harpole, S. Schnitzer, D. Tilman & P.B. Reich. 2009. CO2, nitrogen and diversity differentially affect seed production of prairie plants. Ecology 90(7): 1810-1820. [pdf] [Appendices]

(19) Going, B.M., J.M. Levine & J. HilleRisLambers. 2009. Abiotic and biotic resistance to grass invasion in serpentine annual plant communities. Oecologia 159(4). 839-847. [pdf]

(18) Adler, P.B. & J. HilleRisLambers. 2008. The influence of climate and species composition on the population dynamics of ten prairie forbs. Ecology 89(11): 3049-3060. [pdf]

(17) Levine, J.M., P.B. Adler & J. HilleRisLambers. 2008. On testing the role of niche differences in stabilizing coexistence. Functional Ecology 22: 934-936. [pdf]

(16) Ibanez, I., J.S. Clark, S. Ladeau & J. HilleRisLambers. 2007. Exploiting temporal variability to understand tree recruitment response to climate change. Ecol. Monogr 77(2): 163-177. [pdf]

(15) Adler, P.B., J. HilleRisLambers, J.M. Levine. 2007. A niche for neutral theory. Ecol. Letters 10(2): 95-104. [pdf]

(14) Fargione, J., D. Tilman, R. Dybzinski, J. HilleRisLambers, C. Clark, W.S. Harpole, J.M.H. Knops, P.B. Reich, M. Loreau. 2007. From selection to complementarity: shifts in the causes of the biodiversity-productivity relationships in a long-term biodiversity experiment. Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B. 274(1611): 871-876. [pdf]

(13) Levine, J.M., E. Pachepsky, B. Kendall, J. HilleRisLambers, and S.G. Yelenik. 2006. Plant-soil feedbacks and invasive spread. Ecol. Letters 9:1005-1014. [pdf]

(12) Adler, P.B., J. HilleRisLambers, P.C. Kyriakidis, Q. Guan, J.M. Levine. 2006. Climate variability has a stabilizing effect on the coexistence of prairie grasses. PNAS 103 (34): 12793-12798. [pdf]

(11) HilleRisLambers, J., B. Aukema, J. Diez, M. Evans, & A. Latimer. 2006. Effects of global change on inflorescence production: a Bayesian hierarchical analysis (chapter 4 in “Hierarchical Modeling for the Environmental Sciences”; Oxford University press). [pdf]

(10) West, J.B., J. HilleRisLambers & T.D. Lee, S.E. Hobbie, P.B. Reich. 2005. Legume species identity and soil nitrogen supply determine symbiotic nitrogen-fixation responses to elevated atmospheric [CO2]. New Phytologist 167: 523-530. [pdf]

(9) HilleRisLambers, J., & J.S. Clark. 2005. The benefits of seed banking for red maple (Acer rubrum): maximizing seedling recruitment. Can. J. of For. Res. 35: 806-813. [pdf]

(8) HilleRisLambers, J., J.S. Clark, & M. Lavine. 2005. Implications of seed banking for recruitment of southern Appalachian woody species. Ecology 86 (1): 85-95. [pdf]

(7) HilleRisLambers, J., W.S. Harpole, D. Tilman, J. Knops & P.B. Reich. 2004. Mechanisms responsible for the positive diversity-productivity relationship in Minnesota grasslands. Ecol. Letters 7: 661-668. [pdf]

(6) Tilman, D., J. HilleRisLambers, W.S. Harpole, R. Dybzinski, J. Fargione, C. Clark & C. Lehman. 2004. Does metabolic theory apply to community ecology? It’s a matter of scale. Ecology 85: 1797–1799. [pdf]

(5) Clark, J.S., J.S. McLachlan, J. HilleRisLambers & M. Lewis. 2003. Estimating population spread: what can we forecast and how well? Ecology 84(8): 1979-1988. [pdf]

(4) HilleRisLambers, J., & J.S. Clark. 2003. Effects of dispersal, shrubs, and density-dependent mortality on tree seed and seedling distributions. Can. J. of For. Res. 33 (5): 783-795. [pdf]

(3) HilleRisLambers, J., J.S. Clark, & B. Beckage. 2002. Density-dependent mortality and the latitudinal gradient in species diversity. Nature 417:732-735. (highlighted in News and Views: Nature 417: 698-699). [pdf]

(2) Clark, J.S., B. Beckage, P. Camill, J. HilleRisLambers, J Lichter, JS McLachlan, J Mohan, & P Wyckoff. 1999. Interpreting recruitment limitation in forests. Am. J. of Bot. 86:1-16. [pdf]

(1) Clark, J.S., M. Silman, R. Kern, E. Macklin, & J. HilleRisLambers. 1999. Seed dispersal near and far: generalized kernels across temperate and tropical forests. Ecology 80(5): 1475-1494. [pdf]

In revision, review & in prep
Breckheimer, I.B., E. Theobald, E. Lia, A. Wilson, & J. HilleRisLambers. Warmer winters cause fragmentation of mountain meadow ecosystems via intra-specific phenological mismatch. In revision: American Naturalist

Gill, J.L., J.L. Blois, J. HilleRisLambers, B. McGill, J.W. Williams, E. Curano, L. DeSantis, A. Du, M. Ernest, N. Fisichelli, A. Gonzalez, S. Ivory, M. Kling, L. Lamb-Wotton, C. Mackenzie, J. McGuire, A. Miller-Rushing, A. Ostlin, W. Pearse, N. Pederson, D. Post, B. Seliger, B. Shuman, A. Stegner, M. Tingley, M. Vellend. Temporal ecology for communities in a dynamic world. In prep.

HilleRisLambers, J.  & J.M. Levine. Niche differences and fitness differences drive competitive coexistence and exclusion in a serpentine annual community. In prep.

HilleRisLambers, J., Kroiss, SJ, LDL Anderegg, I. Breckheimer, C. Chang, K. Ford, M. Harsch, EJ Theobald. Population dynamics across species ranges indicated demographic inertia in response to climate change. In prep.

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