Selected Project Resource Papers

Papers are arranged alphabetically by major subject areas. If you are interested in a paper without a link check with the appropriate instructor.


Belz, Regina G. and Karl Hurle 2004. A Novel Laboratory Screening Bioassy for Crop Seedling Allelopathy. J. Chem. Ecol. 30 (1): 175-198.

Butcko, Victoria M., and Richard J. Jensen. 2002. Evidence of Tissue-specific Allelopathic Activity in Euthamia graminifolia and Solidago canadensis (Asteraceae). Am. Mdl. Nat. 148 (2): 253-262.

Viles, A.L., R.N. Reese. 1996. Allelopathic potential of Echinacea angustifolia D.C. Environ. Exp. Bot. 36 (1): 39-41.

Animal Physiology

Birchard, Geoffrey F., Avril U. Arendse. 2001. An allometric analysis of oxygen consumption rate and cardiovascular function in the cockroach, Blaberus discoidalis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology Vol: 129, Issue: 2-3 pp. 339-344

Castilho, Pedro Carvalhoa, Isabel Amarala Martins, Adaltoa Gill Bianchini. 2001. Na+,K+-ATPase and osmoregulation in the estuarine crab, Chasmagnathus granulata Dana, 1851 (Decapoda, Grapsidae) Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology Vol: 256, Issue: 2, January 31, , pp. 215-227.

Colburn, N., S.G. Gage, and C.M. Gillen. 2001.Rubidium uptake is increased in crabs acclimated to dilute seawater. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 74(5): 724-732.

Elser, J. J., K. Acharya, M. Kyle, J. Cotner, W. Makino, T. Markow, T. Watts, S. Hobbie, W. Fagan, J. Schade, J. Hood, and R. W. Sterner. 2003. Growth rate-stoichiometry couplings in diverse biota. Ecology Letters 6:936-943.

Ant Behavior

Banschbach, V.S., A. Brunelle, K.M. Bartlett, J.Y. Grivetti and R. L. Yeamans. 2006. Tool use by the forest ant Aphaenogaster rudis: Ecology and task allocation. Insect. Soc. 53:463-472

Robson, Simon K. and James F.A. Traniello. 1998. Resource Assessment, Recruitment Behavior, and Organization of Cooperative prey Retrival in the Ant Formica schaufussi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 11: 1-22.

Josens, R. B., W.M. Farina, F. Roces. 1998. Nectar feeding by the ant Camponotus mus: intake rate and crop filling as a function of sucrose concentration. Journal of Insect Physiology. 44:579-585

Mailleux, Ane-Catherine, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, , Clare Detrain. 2000. How do ants assess food volume? Animal Behavior 59 (5): 1061-1069.

Roulston, T"ai H. and Jules Silverman. 2002. The Effect of Food Size and Dispersion Pattern on Retrieval Rate by the Argentine Ant, Linepithema humile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal Insect Behavior 15: 633-648.


Cuthill, Innes C., Martin Stevens, Jenna Sheppard, Tracey Maddocks, C. Alejandro Parraga, and Tom Sullivan. 2005. Disruptive coloration and background pattern matching. Nature. 434: 72-74(can be found in P:Class/Biology/Biol262/PDFs)

Cuthill, Innes C., Martin Stevens, Amy M.M. Windsor, Hannah J. Walker. 2006. The effects of pattern symmetry on detection of disruptive and background-matching coloration. Behavioral Ecology 17(5): 828-832.

DNA Fingerprinting

Griffiths, Richard, Mike C. Double, Kate Orr, and Robert J. G. Dawson. 1998. A DNA test to sex most birds. Molecular Ecology 7:1071-1075.

Forest Ecology

Beckage, B., and J. S. Clark. 2003. Seedling survival and growth of three forest tree species: The role of spatial heterogeneity. Ecology 84:1849-1861.

Bigelow, S. W., and C. D. Canham. 2002. Community organization of tree species along soil gradients in a north-eastern USA forest. Journal of Ecology 90:188-200.

Houle, G. 1992. Spatial Relationship between Seed and Seedling Abundance and Mortality in a Deciduous Forest of North-Eastern North-America. Journal of Ecology 80:99-108.

Iverson, L. R., and A. M. Prasad. 2001. Potential changes in tree species richness and forest community types following climate change. Ecosystems 4:186-199.

Kohyama, T., E. Suzuki, T. Partomihardjo, T. Yamada, and T. Kubo. 2003. Tree species differentiation in growth, recruitment and allometry in relation to maximum height in a Bornean mixed dipterocarp forest. Journal of Ecology 91:797-806.

Invasive Plants

Dhillion, S. S., and R. C. Anderson. 1999. Growth and photosynthetic response of first-year garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) to varied irradiance. Journal Of The Torrey Botanical Society 126:9-14.

Myers, C. V., R. C. Anderson, and D. L. Byers. 2005. Influence of shading on the growth and leaf photosynthesis of the invasive non-indigenous plant garlic mustard [Alliaria petiolata (M. Bieb) Cavara and Grande] grown under simulated late-winter to mid-spring conditions. Journal Of The Torrey Botanical Society 132:1-10.

Stinson, K. A., S. A. Campbell, J. R. Powell, B. E. Wolfe, R. M. Callaway, G. C. Thelen, S. G. Hallett, D. Prati, and J. N. Klironomos. 2006. Invasive plant suppresses the growth of native tree seedlings by disrupting belowground mutualisms. Plos Biology 4:727-731.

Susko, D. J., and L. Lovett-Doust. 2000. Plant-size and fruit-position effects on reproductive allocation in Alliaria petiolata (Brassicaceae). Canadian Journal of Botany-Revue Canadienne De Botanique 78:1398-1407.

Mathematical Modeling

Huisman, J., and H. Olff. 1998. Competition and facilitation in multispecies plant-herbivore systems of productive environments. Ecology Letters 1:25-29.

Hassell, M. P., H. N. Comins, and R. M. May. 1991. Spatial Structure and Chaos in Insect Population-Dynamics. Nature 353:255-258.

Satake, A., and Y. Iwasa. 2002. Spatially limited pollen exchange and a long-range synchronization of trees. Ecology 83:993-1005.

Moss Development

Cove DJ, Knight CD. 1993 The Moss Physcomitrella patens, a Model System with Potential for the Study of Plant Reproduction. Plant Cell. 5(10):1483-1488.
(very general and pretty old review)

Frank W, Ratnadewi D, Reski R. 2005. Physcomitrella patens is highly tolerant against drought, salt and osmotic stress. Planta 220(3):384-94.

Minami A, Nagao M, Ikegami K, Koshiba T, Arakawa K, Fujikawa S, Takezawa D. 2005. Cold acclimation in bryophytes: low-temperature-induced freezing tolerance in Physcomitrella patens is associated with increases in expression levels of stress-related genes but not with increase in level of endogenous abscisic acid. Planta 220(3):414-23.

Thelander M, Olsson T, Ronne H. 2005. Effect of the energy supply on filamentous growth and development in Physcomitrella patens. J Exp Bot. 56(412):653-62.

Uenaka H, Wada M, Kadota A. 2005.Four distinct photoreceptors contribute to light-induced side branch formation in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Planta 222(4):623-31.

Plant Allometary, Morphology and Physiology

Bonser, S. P., and L. W. Aarssen. 1994. Plastic Allometry In Young Sugar Maple (Acer-Saccharum) - Adaptive Responses To Light Availability. American Journal of Botany 81:400-406.

Bragg, J. G., and M. Westoby. 2002. Leaf size and foraging for light in a sclerophyll woodland. Functional Ecology 16:633-639.

Niinemets, U., J. D. Tenhunen, N. R. Canta, M. M. Chaves, T. Faria, J. S. Pereira, and J. F. Reynolds. 1999. Interactive effects of nitrogen and phosphorus on the acclimation potential of foliage photosynthetic properties of cork oak, Quercus suber, to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Global Change Biology 5:455-470.

Niklas, K. J., T. Owens, P. B. Reich, and E. D. Cobb. 2005. Nitrogen/phosphorus leaf stoichiometry and the scaling of plant growth. Ecology Letters 8:636-642.

Maina, Godfrey G., Joel S. Brown, Mordehhai Gersani. 2002. Intra-plant versus Inter-plant Root Competition in Beans: avoidance, resource matching or tragedy of the commons. Plant Ecology 160: 235-347.

Sugiyama, S., and F. A. Bazzaz. 1998. Size dependence of reproductive allocation: the influence of resource availability competition and genetic identity. Functional Ecology 12:280-288.

Weiner, J., and S. C. Thomas. 1992. Competition and Allometry in 3 Species of Annual Plants. Ecology 73:648-656.