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A M. E
Curriculum vitae – 1 February 2016
AARON M. ELLISON
SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW
Harvard University
Harvard Forest
324 North Main Street
Petersham, Massachusetts 01366, USA
Tel: +1-978-756-6178
Fax: +1-978-724-3595
ADJUNCT RESEARCH PROFESSOR
University of Massachusetts
Departments of Biology and Environmental Conservation
Morrill Science Center and Holdsworth Hall
611 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
[email protected]
http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/aaron-ellison
ORCID: 0000-0003-4151-6081
Erdös number: 4
Education
1982 – B.A. (East Asian studies/Asian philosophy), Yale University.
1986 – Ph.D. (Ecology and evolutionary biology), Brown University.
Honors and Awards
1982 – University Fellowship, Brown University
1992 – Presidential Faculty Fellow, U.S. National Science Foundation
2004 – Eminent Ecologist, Kellogg Biological Station
2008 – Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Miami
2008 – Distinguished Ecologist, Michigan Technological University
2010 – Ledermann Lecturer in Natural History and Conservation Biology, University of Rhode
Island
2012 – Elected Fellow, Ecological Society of America
2014 – Human Diversity Award (for Harvard Forest Summer Undergraduate Research Program),
Organization of Biological Field Stations
2016 – Edward Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Fellow, Yale Institute for Biospheric
Studies (for spring semester 2016)
2016 – Presidential International Fellowship (Visiting Scientist), Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Positions Held
February 1980 - May 1980 – Assistant Curator in Invertebrate Zoology, Peabody Museum of
Natural History, Yale University.
June 1980 – May 1982 – Research Assistant, Yale University.
September 1983 – May 1986 – Teaching Assistant, Brown University (assisted in: Invertebrate
Zoology, Field Ecology, Plant Diversity [Taxonomy], and Introductory Ecology)
July 1986 – July 1988 – Post-doctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Section of Ecology and
Systematics and Ecosystems Research Center, Cornell University (courses taught:
Introduction to Plant Ecology, Laboratory for Plant Ecology, Plant Ecology seminar).
September 1988 – August 1989 – Post-doctoral Research Associate, Organization for Tropical
Studies, Costa Rica, and Department of Biology, Tulane University.
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Curriculum vitae
September 1989 – August 1990 – Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biology,
Swarthmore College (courses taught: Introductory Ecology, Tropical Ecology and
Conservation, Introductory Biology [ten lectures plus one laboratory section]).
September 1990 – June 1996 – Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Mount
Holyoke College (courses taught: Ecology & Evolution, Advanced Ecology,
Conservation Biology, Local Flora, Biomechanics, Biostatistics, Introduction to
Environmental Studies, Senior Seminar in Environmental Decision Making.).
July 1993 – June 1996 – Marjorie Fisher Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Mount
Holyoke College.
November 1993 – June 2003 – Member, Five College Graduate Faculty, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, Departments of Natural Resources
Conservation, and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.
July 1996 – June 2001 – Marjorie Fisher Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College (tenured).
July 2001 – June 2003 – Marjorie Fisher Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of
Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College.
September 2001 – June 2002 – Bullard Fellow, Harvard Forest, Harvard University.
June 2002 – present – Senior Research Fellow, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary
Biology, Harvard University, and Senior Ecologist, Harvard Forest.
November 2006 – present – Adjunct Research Professor, Departments of Biology (2006 –
present) and Environmental Conservation (2010 - present), University of Massachusetts.
January – May 2016 – Edward Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Fellow, Yale
Institute for Biospheric Studies, Yale University
Administrative Experience
July 1991 – June 1993 and July 1996 – June 1999 – Chair, Program in Environmental Studies,
Mount Holyoke College.
August 1996 – August 2000 – Program Director, Mount Holyoke College's Howard Hughes
Medical Institute Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program.
July 1998 – June 2001 – Director, Mount Holyoke College Center for Environmental Literacy.
September 1998 – June 2001 – Chair, Mount Holyoke Science Complex Project (in charge of
design and construction of a $40 Million, 4 building, Unified Science Complex).
July 1999 – June 2001 – Sponsored Research Officer and Chair of the Science Advisory Board
(Chair of Science Department Chairs), Mount Holyoke College.
August 2004 – present – Program Director, Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in
Ecology.
International Advisory Boards
February 2015 – present – Biodiversity Exploratories (Germany); Chair of Advisory Board
July 2015 – present – Luquillo LTER (Puerto Rico); Member of the Advisory Committee
Journal Editorships
1995 – 2004 – Board of Editors, American Journal of Botany.
1995 – Guest Editor, Ecological Applications (special section on Bayesian statistics)
1998 – 2001 – Founding Editor, Ecological Archives
2000 – Guest Editor, Restoration Ecology (special section on Mangrove Restoration)
2005 – 2008 – Board of Editors, Ecology Letters.
2002 – 2010 – Associate Editor-in-Chief, Ecology
2002 – 2008 – Associate Editor-in-Chief, Ecological Monographs
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2009 – 2015 – Editor-in-Chief, Ecological Monographs
2012– present – Board of Editors, PeerJ
Research Grants
September 1983 – University Fellowship, Brown University.
July 1984 – Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of research, "Morphological plasticity in Salicornia
europaea: the role of conspecific density and intraspecific competition for light."
May 1985 – American Museum of Natural History: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund for
Research on North American Fauna, "Multiple host use over a temporal gradient by the
case-bearing moth, Coleophora caespititiella (Zeller)."
August 1986 – Hatch Grant NY(C)-183419, "Plant architecture and the evolution of self-thinning
in plant monocultures," 3 years.
March 1987 – Smithsonian Institution travel grant, National Museum of Natural History,
Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystem Project, "An experimental study of interactions between
mangroves and mangrove root-fouling organisms."
June 1987 – EARTHWATCH (Center for Field Research), "An experimental study of
interactions between mangrove trees and their intimately associated epifauna," 1 year
(1/88-12/88).
November 1987 – Smithsonian Institution Fellowship, National Museum of Natural History,
Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystem Project, "Interactions between mangrove plants and
their associated fauna."
January 1988 – National Geographic Society, "Interactions between mangrove trees and their
intimately-associated epifauna."
November 1988 – Smithsonian Institution Fellowship, National Museum of Natural History,
Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystem Project, "Potential facilitations between sponges and
red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle)."
January 1990 – Swarthmore College Committee on Faculty Research, "Interactions between
mangroves and their associated fauna."
July 1990 – International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), "Biology Curriculum
Innovation Study (BioCIS)" (development of instructional software for biology and
environmental studies). Co-principal investigator, 2 years, $125,000.
November 1990 – Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant, "Population Biology of
spring ephemeral communities across a successional sequence in northern New England,"
1 year.
December 1990 – Mount Holyoke College Faculty Research Grant, "Continuation of long-term
demographic studies of mangrove-root epibenthic communities," 1 year.
December 1990 – Smithsonian Institution Fellowship, National Museum of Natural History,
Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystem Project, "Interactions between mangroves and rootfouling epibionts."
April 1991 – Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant, "Reproductive phenology and
seed dispersal of deciduous forest understory plant communities"
May 1991 – National Science Foundation, "Animal-plant interactions in mangrove
communities," BSR-91-07195,3½ years (12/1991-5/1995), $162,000.
May 1992 – National Science Foundation, Presidential Faculty Fellow Award, "Marine
Environmental Ecology: Teaching, Research and Conservation," DEB-92-53743, 5 years
(9/1992-9/1997), $500,000.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 97-41904; $5,000.
May 1996 – Howard Hughes Medical Institute, “Undergraduate education at Mount Holyoke
College,” HHMI 71196-505002, 4 years (8/1996-8/2000), $900,000.
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October 1996 – Orchards Golf Course, South Hadley, Massachusetts, “Environmental impact
assessment of the golf course irrigation project on the Stony Brook watershed,” 1 year
(10/1996-9/1997), $6,700.
May 1998 – National Science Foundation, “Inquiline communities in changeable pitchers: do
nutrients link community assembly to dynamic habitats?” DEB 98-05722, 3½ years
(9/98-2/02), $149,000.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 99-42207; $5,000.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 00-xxxxx; $4,432.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 01-15145; $6,000.
May 1999 – Massachusetts Heritage and Endangered Species Program, “Ant species diversity in
Massachusetts bogs,” 1 year (5/99-4/00), $2,931.
May 1999 – Mount Holyoke College, Ellen P. Reese Fund, “Restoration ecology of Hawley
Bog,” 1 year (5/99-4/00), $3,000.
September 1999 – Mellon Foundation, “Center for Environmental Literacy at Mount Holyoke
College,” 3 years (9/99-8/02), $300,000.
May 2000 – Mount Holyoke College, Ellen P. Reese Fund, “Seed ecology of the flora of Hawley
Bog,” 1 year (5/00-4/01), $3,000.
May 2000 – Mount Holyoke College, Faculty Grant, “Leaf trait relationships in wetlands: do
global patterns apply?” 1 year (5/00-4/01), $2,500.
May 2000 – Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, “Ant species
diversity in bogs of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket,” 1 year (5/99-4/00), $338.
July 2000 – National Science Foundation, “Biocomplexity: incubation activity: a synthetic
approach to phytotelmata communities” (co-PI with Tom Miller [FSU] and Nicholas
Gotelli [UVM]), DEB 00-83617, 2 years (8/00 - 7/02), $92,034.
March 2001 – Charles Bullard Fellowship, Harvard University, 1 year (9/01-5/02), $30,000.
October 2002 – National Science Foundation, SGER DEB 03-01361, “Mechanisms of
community re-assembly after a catastrophic fire” (co-PI with Nathan Sanders [Humboldt
State], Erik Jules [Humboldt State], and Nicholas Gotelli [UVM]), 1 year (1/03-12/03),
$8,000 sub-award of $50,000 total.
November 2002 – National Science Foundation, “Effects of nutrient stress on a co-evolved food
web”, DEB 02-35128, 3 years (4/1/2003-3/31/2006), $322,466.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 04-22750; $7,347.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 05-20792; $7,000.
+ RET Supplement: DEB 05-28625; $10,560.
December 2002 – Harvard Center for the Environment, “Ecological and environmental impacts
of the extinction of core species”, 2 years (12/3/2002 - 11/1/2004), $46,000.
November 2003 – National Science Foundation, “FSML: Infastructure for whole-plant biology
and experimental plant ecology at the Harvard Forest”, DBI 03-30605, 2 years
(12/15/2003-12/14/2005), $132,148.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 04-22745; $7,674.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 05-20794; $10,005.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 06-18448; $10,691.
March 2004 – National Science Foundation, “Nutrient analysis equipment for community,
ecosystem, hydrological, and physiological research at Harvard Forest.” DBI 04-00759, 3
years (4/1/04-3/31/07), $61,810.
March 2005 – National Science Foundation, “REU Site: Harvard Forest Program in Forest
Ecology: Multi-Scale Investigations of a Forested Ecosystem in a Changing World”, DBI
04-52254, 5 years (3/8/2005 -3/7/2010), $732,042.
+ REU Evaluation Supplement: DEB 08-12997; $13,606.
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November 2005 – National Science Foundation, “Moths, ants, and carnivorous plants: the spatial
dimension of species interactions”, DEB 05-41680, 5 years (3/1/2006 - 2/28/2011),
$585,000.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 07-22588; $7,500.
+ RAHSS Supplement: DEB 08-02665; $5,692.
+ RET Supplement: DEB 08-16508; $10,000.
+ RET Supplement: DEB 09-02592; $10,000.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 10-25362; $7,000.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 11-10434; $7,000.
May 2006 – National Science Foundation, “LTER-IV: Integrated studies of the drivers,
dynamics, and consequences of landscape change in New England” (co-PI with David R.
Foster [PI], Kathleen Donohue, J. William Munger, & Steven Wofsy), DEB 06-20443, 6
years (10/1/2006 - 9/30/2012), $4,920,000.
May 2007 – Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, “Ants of
Massachusetts.” 1 year (5/1/2007 – 4/31/2008), $2,000.
May 2007 – Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative, “Ants of Massachusetts.” 1 year (5/1/2007 –
4/31/2008), $1,000.
May 2007 – Conservation Research Foundation, “Ants of Massachusetts.” 1 year (5/1/2007 –
4/31/2008), $4,000.
May 2007 – Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Arthur M. Green Fund for
Research, “Ants of Massachusetts.” 1 year (5/1/2007 – 4/31/2008), $3,132.
October 2007 – Department of Energy, “Impacts of elevated temperature on ant species,
communities and ecological roles at two temperate forests in eastern North America” (coPI with Robert Dunn [PI], Nathan Sanders, & Nicholas Gotelli), DE-FG02-08ER64510, 4
years (1/1/2008 – 12/31/2011), $3,029,934 (Harvard Sub-award : $1,322,000).
September 2008 – Department of Energy, “Effects of warming on tree species’ recruitment in
deciduous forests of the eastern United States” (co-PI with Jerry Melillo [PI], Jim Clark,
& Jacqueline Mohan), 4 years (1/1/2008 – 12/31/2011), (Harvard Sub-award: $292,151).
February 2009 – Department of Energy, “Improving forecasts of species responses to climate
change: hierarchical Bayesian analysis of tree distributions across space and time.
NICCR, 2 years (4/1/200 – 3/1/2011), $163,145
March 2009 – National Science Foundation, “Dissertation research: Testing the effects of priors
on prediction error in Bayesian demographic models” (Doctoral Dissertation
Improvement Grant of Ph.D. student Sydne Record). 1 year, (6/1/2009 – 5/31/2010),
DEB 09-09604, $12,715.
September 2009 – National Science Foundation, “FSML: Infrastructure for molecular and
microbial ecology at the Harvard Forest.” DBI 09-30516, 2 years (9/15/2009 –
-9/14/2011), $348,259.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 11-11158; $22,718.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 12-39937; $13,938.
May 2010 – National Science Foundation, “REU Site: Harvard Forest Summer Research
Program in Forest Ecology 2010-2014: Ecological data-model fusion and environmental
forecasting for the 21st Century.” DBI 10-03938, 5 years (6/1/2010 – 5/31/2015),
$524,612.
+ ROA Supplement: DEB 11-07917; $24,998.
September 2010 – NASA, “GCCE: Data-model fusion and forecasting 21 st-century
environmental change in northeastern North America.” NNX10AT52A, 3 years
(12/1/2010-11/31/2013), $420,715.
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September 2010 – USDA Forest Service, “Harvard Forest wood energy demonstration project.”
Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, 3 years (10/1/2010-9/30/2014), $200,000.
January 2011 – LTER Network Office, “LTER Synthesis Working Group: State changes and
threshold dynamics.” 1 year (1/1/2011 – 12/31/2011), $12,000.
April 2011 – Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Commonwealth Wind Incentive Program,
“Harvard Forest wind turbine project”, 21 months (11/1/2010 – 8/1/2012), $44,000.
September 2011 – National Science Foundation, “Dimensions of Biodiversity: Collaborative
Research: The climate cascade: functional and evolutionary consequences of climatic
change on species, trait, and genetic diversity in a temperate ant community.” DEB 1136646, 4 years (1/1/2012 – 12/31/2015), $614,559.
June 2012 – National Science Foundation, “FSML: Walk-up towers for research, education,
communication, and outreach at the Harvard Forest.” DBI 12-24437, 2 years (9/1/2012 –
8/31/2014), $347,764.
+ RAHSS Supplement: DBI 13-41121; $5,479.
+ REU Supplement: DBI 13-41122; $13,188.
+ REU Supplement: DBI 14-46653; $12,742.
+ REU Supplement: DBI 15-35283; $10,748.
July 2012 – National Science Foundation: “Collaborative Research: Forecasting and forestalling
tipping points in an aquatic ecosystem.” DEB 11-44056, 3 years (9/1/2012 – 8/31/2015),
$193,518.
+ REU Supplement: DEB 15-18653; $6,250
July 2012 – National Science Foundation, “Harvard Forest LTER V: New science, synthesis,
scholarship, and a strategic vision for society.” DEB 12-37491, 6 years (10/1/2012 –
9/31/2018), $5,880,000 (co-PI with David R. Foster [PI]).
February 2015 – National Science Foundation, “REU Site: A forest full of Big Data: the
Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology 2015-2019.” DBI 14-59519, 5
years (3/1/2015 – 2/29/2020), $776,713.
May 2015 – National Science Foundation, “SI2-SSI: Collaborative Research: Bringing End-toEnd Provenance to Scientists .” ACI 14-50277, 3 years (5/1/2015 – 4/31/18), $1,422,728.
December 2015 – VolkswagenStiftung, “GeoBio-Interactions: contributions to climatic change
of the relations between activites of red wood ants (Formica rufa-group) and tectonic
processes. 2 years (1/1/2016-12/31/2017), €92,800.
Publications
Books
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Gotelli, N. J. & A. M. Ellison. 2004/2012. A primer of ecological statistics (1st and 2nd editions).
Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusets, USA.
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Ellison, A. M., N. J. Gotelli, E. J. Farnsworth, & G. D. Alpert. 2012. A field guide to the ants of
New England. Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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Ellison, A. M., N. J. Gotelli, & P. Siqueira. under contract. Big Data: Design and analysis of
large-scale, long-term studies in ecology and environmental science. Sinauer Associates,
Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA.
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Shavit, A. & A. M. Ellison (editors). under contract. Stepping in the same river twice:
replication in biological research. Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut,
USA.
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Ellison, A. M. & L. Adamec (editors). under contract. Carnivorous plants: physiology, ecology,
and evolution. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
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Ellison, A. M. & N. J. Gotelli. under contract. Scaling Sarracenia. Princeton University Press
(Monographs in Population Biology), Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
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Journal Articles
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Ellison, A. M. & L. W. Buss. 1983. A naturally occurring developmental synergism between the
cellular slime mold, Dictyostelium mucoroides and the fungus, Mucor hiemalis.
American Journal of Botany 70: 298-302.
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Metcalfe, W. S., A. M. Ellison, & M. D. Bertness. 1986. Survivorship and spatial development of
Spartina alterniflora Loisel. (Gramineae) seedlings in a New England salt marsh. Annals
of Botany 58: 249-258.
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Ellison, A. M., M. D. Bertness, & T. Miller. 1986. Seasonal patterns in the belowground biomass
of Spartina alterniflora Loisel. (Gramineae) across a tidal gradient. American Journal
of Botany 73: 1548-1554.
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Bertness, M. D., C. Wise, & A. M. Ellison. 1987. Consumer pressure and seed set in a salt marsh
perennial plant community. Oecologia 71: 190-200.
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Ellison, A. M. 1987. Effects of competition, disturbance, and herbivory on Salicornia europaea.
Ecology 68: 576-586.
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Ellison, A. M. 1987. Density-dependent dynamics of Salicornia europaea monocultures. Ecology
68: 737-741.
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Bertness, M. D. & A. M. Ellison. 1987. Determinants of pattern in a New England salt marsh
plant community. Ecological Monographs 57: 129-147.
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Ellison, A. M. 1987. Effects of seed dimorphism on the density-dependent dynamics of Atriplex
triangularis (Chenopodiaceae). American Journal of Botany 74: 1280-1288.
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Ellison, A. M. & K .J. Niklas. 1988. Branching patterns of Salicornia europaea
(Chenopodiaceae) at different successional stages: a comparison of theoretical and real
plants. American Journal of Botany 75: 501-512.
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Ellison, A. M., & D. Rabinowitz. 1989. Effects of density and emergence time on size hierarchy
formation in populations of leafed and leafless peas (Pisum sativum L.). American
Journal of Botany 76: 427-436.
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Ellison, A. M. 1989. Morphological determinants of self-thinning in plant monocultures and a
proposal concerning the role of self-thinning in plant evolution. Oikos 54: 287-292.
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Ellison, A. M., & C. D. Harvell. 1989. Size hierarchies in Membranipora membranacea: do
colonial animals follow the same rules as plants? Oikos 55: 349-355.
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Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1990. The ecology of Belizean mangrove-root fouling
communities: I. Epibenthic fauna are barriers to isopod attack of red mangrove roots.
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 142: 91-104.
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Ellison, A. M. & D. Vam Vikites. 1991. Evolutionarily stable morphologies in mixed populations
of leafless and leafy peas. Evolution 45: 40-48.
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Ellison, A. M. 1991. Life-history and feeding behaviour of case-bearing moths (Lepidoptera:
Coleophoridae) in a New England salt marsh. Environmental Entomology 20: 857-864.
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Denslow, J. S., E. Newell, & A. M. Ellison. 1991. The effect of palms on growth and survival of
tree seedlings in a rain forest understory. Biotropica 23: 225-234.
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Farnsworth, E. J. & A. M. Ellison. 1991. Patterns of herbivory in Belizean mangrove swamps.
Biotropica 23: 555-567.
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Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1992. Belizean mangrove-root epibionts: patterns of
distribution and abundance, and effects on root growth. Hydrobiologia 247: 87-98.
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Ellison, A. M., J. S. Denslow, B. Loiselle & D. Brenés M. 1993. Seed and seedling ecology of
neotropical Melastomataceae. Ecology 74: 1733-1749.
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Ellison, A. M., K. J. Niklas & S. Shumway. 1993. Xylem vascular anatomy and water transport
of Salicornia europaea. Aquatic Botany 45: 325-339.
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Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1993. Seedling survivorship, growth, and response to
disturbance in Belizean mangal. American Journal of Botany 80: 1137-1145.
Farnsworth, E. J. & A. M. Ellison. 1993. Dynamics of herbivory in Belizean mangal. Journal of
Tropical Ecology 9: 435-453.
Ellison, A. M., P. M. Dixon, & J. Ngai. 1994. A null model for neighborhood models of plant
competitive interactions. Oikos 71: 225-238.
Ellison, A. M. & B. L. Bedford. 1995. Response of a wetland vascular plant community to
disturbance: a simulation study. Ecological Applications 5: 109-123.
Farnsworth, E. J. & A. M. Ellison. 1996. Scale-dependent spatial and temporal variability in
biogeography of mangrove-root epibiont communities. Ecological Monographs 66: 4566.
Murren, C. J., & A. M. Ellison. 1996. Effects of habitat, plant size, and floral display on male and
female reproductive success of the neotropical orchid Brassavola nodosa. Biotropica 28:
30-41.
Farnsworth, E. J. & A. M. Ellison. 1996. Sun-shade adaptability of the red mangrove, Rhizophora
mangle (Rhizophoraceae): changes through ontogeny at several levels of biological
organization. American Journal of Botany 83: 1131-1143.
Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1996. Spatial and temporal variability in growth of
Rhizophora mangle saplings on coral cays: links with variation in insolation, herbivory,
and local sedimentation rate. Journal of Ecology 84: 717-731.
Ellison, A. M. 1996. Bayesian inference for ecological research and environmental decisionmaking. Ecological Applications 6: 1036-1046.
Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1996. Anthropogenic disturbance to Caribbean mangrove
ecosystems: past impacts, present trends, and future predictions. Biotropica 28: 549-565.
Ellison, A.M., E. J. Farnsworth, & R.R. Twilley. 1996. Facultative mutualism between red
mangroves and root-fouling sponges in Belizean mangal. Ecology 77: 2431-2444.
Farnsworth, E. J., A. M. Ellison, & W.-K. Gong. 1996. Elevated CO 2 alters anatomy, physiology,
growth and reproduction of red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle L.). Oecologia 108: 599609.
Farnsworth, E. J. & A. M. Ellison. 1997. Global patterns of predispersal seed predation on
mangroves and its effects on seedling regeneration. Biotropica 29: 318-330.
Farnsworth, E. J. & A. M. Ellison. 1997. Global conservation ecology of mangrove ecosystems.
Ambio 26: 328-334.
Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1997. Simulated sea-level change alters anatomy, physiology,
growth, and reproduction of red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle L.). Oecologia 112: 435446.
Murren, C. J. & A. M. Ellison. 1998. Seed dispersal characteristics of Brassvola nodosa
(Orchidaceae). American Journal of Botany 85: 675-680.
Gotsch, S. G. & A. M. Ellison. 1998. Seed germination of the northern pitcher plant, Sarracenia
purpurea. Northeastern Naturalist 5: 175-182.
Denslow, J. S., A. M. Ellison & R. L. Sanford, Jr. 1998. Treefall gap size effects on above- and
below-ground processes in a tropical wet forest. Journal of Ecology 86:597-609.
Merkt, R. E. & A. M. Ellison. 1998. Geographic and habitat-specific morphological variation of
Littoraria (Littorinopsis) angulifera (Lamarck, 1822). Malacologia 40: 279-295.
Błędzki, L. A. & A. M. Ellison. 1998. Population growth and production of Habrotrocha rosa
Donner (Rotifera: Bdelloidea) and its contribution to the nutrient supply of its host, the
northern pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea L. (Sarraceniaceae). Hydrobiologia 385:
193-200.
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LaDeau, S. L. & A. M. Ellison. 1999. Seed bank composition of a northeastern tussock swamp.
Wetlands 19: 255-261.
Ellison, A. M. 1999. Cumulative effects of oil spills on mangroves. Ecological Applications 9:
1490-1492.
Ellison, A. M., E. J. Farnsworth & R. E. Merkt. 1999. Origins of mangrove ecosystems and the
mangrove biodiversity anomaly. Global Ecology and Biogeography 8: 95-115.
Blackstone, N. W. & A. M. Ellison. 2000. Maximal indirect development, set-aside cells, and
levels of selection. Molecular and Developmental Evolution 288: 99-104.
Ellison, A. M. 2000. Restoration of mangrove ecosystems: do we know enough? Restoration
Ecology 8: 219-229.
Ellison, A. M., B. B. Mukherjee & A. Karim. 2000 Scale-dependent vegetation-environment
relationships of mangroves in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh, with special attention to the
endemic species, Heritiera fomes (Sterculiaceae). Journal of Ecology 88: 813-824.
Błędzki, L.A. & A. M. Ellison. 2000. Effect of water flow rate on zooplankton of shallow
rheolimnic reservoirs. Verhandlung Internationale Vereinigung Limnologie 27: 28652869.
Ellison, A. M. 2001. Interspecific and intraspecific variation in seed size and germination
requirements of Sarracenia (Sarraceniaceae). American Journal of Botany 88: 429-437.
Ellison, A. M., & N. J. Gotelli. 2001. Evolutionary ecology of carnivorous plants. Trends in
Ecology & Evolution 16: 623-629.
Ellison, A. M. & N. J. Gotelli. 2002. A fine-scale indicator of nitrogen saturation in northern
ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 99: 4409-4412.
Błędzki, L. A. & A. M. Ellison. 2002. Nutrient regeneration by rotifers in New England (USA)
bogs. Verhandlung Internationale Vereinigung Limnologie 28: 1328-1331.
Ellison, A. M. 2002. Macroecology of mangroves: large-scale patterns and processes in tropical
coastal forests. Trees: Structure & Function 16: 181-194.
Helly, J. J., T. T. Elvins, D. Sutton, D. Martinez, S. E. Miller, S. Pickett & A. M. Ellison. 2002.
Controlled publication of digital scientific data. Communications of the Association for
Computing Machinery 45: 97-101.
Gotelli, N. J. & A. M. Ellison. 2002. Biogeography at a regional scale: determinants of ant
species density in bogs and forests of New England. Ecology 83: 1604-1609.
Gotelli, N. J. & A. M. Ellison. 2002. Nitrogen deposition and extinction risk in the northern
pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea. Ecology 83: 2758-2765.
Ellison, A. M. & J. N. Parker. 2002. Seed dispersal and seedling establishment of Sarracenia
purpurea (Sarraceniaceae). American Journal of Botany 89:1024-1026.
Ellison, A. M., E. J. Farnsworth & N. J. Gotelli. 2002. Ant diversity in pitcher-plant bogs of
Massachusetts. Northeastern Naturalist 9: 267-284.
Gotelli, N. J. & A. M. Ellison. 2002. Assembly rules for New England ant assemblages. Oikos
99: 591-599.
Ellison, A. M., N. J. Gotelli, J. S. Brewer, L. Cochran-Stafira, J. Kneitel, T. E. Miller, A. S.
Worley & R. Zamora. 2003. The evolutionary ecology of carnivorous plants. Advances
in Ecological Research 33: 1-74.
Błędzki, L. A., & A. M. Ellison. 2003. Diversity of rotifers from northeastern USA bogs with
new species records for North America and New England. Hydrobiologia 497: 53-62.
Buckley, H. L., T. E. Miller, A. M. Ellison, & N. J. Gotelli. 2003. Reverse latitudinal trends in
species richness of pitcher-plant food webs. Ecology Letters 6: 825-829.
Ellison, A. M. 2004. Wetlands of Central America. Wetlands Ecology & Management 12: 3-55.
Ellison, A. M. 2004. Bayesian inference for ecologists. Ecology Letters 7: 509-520.
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Sarracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae): geographic, environmental, and taxonomic
correlates. American Journal of Botany 91: 1930-1935.
Butler, J. L., D. Z. Atwater, & A. M. Ellison. 2005. Red-spotted newts: an unusual nutrient source
for northern pitcher plants. Northeastern Naturalist 12: 1-10.
Dixon, P. M., A. M. Ellison, & N. J. Gotell. 2005. Improving the precision of estimates of the
frequency of rare events. Ecology 86: 1114-1123.
Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 2005. The cost of carnivory for Darlingtonia californica
(Sarraceniaceae): evidence from relationships among leaf traits. American Journal of
Botany 92:.1085-1093.
Wakefield, A. E., N. J. Gotelli, S. E. Wittman, & A. M. Ellison. 2005. The effect of prey addition
on nutrient stoichiometry, nutrient limitation, and morphology of the carnivorous plant
Sarracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae). Ecology 86: 1737-1743.
Ratchford, J. S., S. E. Wittman, E. S. Jules, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, & N. J. Sanders. 2005.
The effects of fire, local environment, and time on ant assemblages in fens and forests.
Diversity and Distributions 11: 487-497.
Ellison, A. M., M. S. Bank, B. D. Clinton, E. A. Colburn, K. Elliott, C. R. Ford, D. R. Foster, B.
D. Kloeppel, J. D. Knoepp, G. M. Lovett, J. Mohan, D. A. Orwig, N. L. Rodenhouse, W.
V. Sobczak, K. A. Stinson, J. K. Stone, C. M. Swan, J. Thompson, B. von Holle, & J. R.
Webster. 2005. Loss of foundation species: consequences for the structure and dynamics
of forested ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 479-486.
Gotelli, N. J., & A. M. Ellison. 2006. Forecasting extinction risk with non-stationary matrix
models. Ecological Applications 16: 51-61.
Atwater, D. Z., J. L. Butler, & A. M. Ellison. 2006. Spatial distribution and impacts of moth
larvae on northern pitcher plants. Northeastern Naturalist 13: 43-56.
Ellison, A. M., L. J. Osterweil, J. L. Hadley, A. Wise, E. Boose, L. Clarke, D. R. Foster, A.
Hanson, D. Jensen, P. Kuzeja, E. Riseman, & H. Schultz. 2006. An analytic web to
support the analysis and synthesis of ecological data. Ecology 87: 1354-1358.
Gotelli, N. J., & A. M. Ellison. 2006. Food-web models predict species abundance in response to
habitat change. PLoS Biology 4(10): e324. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040324.
Ne'eman, G., R. Ne'eman, & A. M. Ellison. 2006. Limits to reproductive success of Sarracenia
purpurea (Sarraceniaceae). American Journal of Botany 93: 1660-1666.
Sullivan, K. A., & A. M. Ellison. 2006. The seed bank of hemlock forests: implications for forest
regeneration following hemlock decline. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 133:
393-402.
Ellison, A. M. Nutrient limitation and stoichiometry of carnivorous plants. 2006. Plant Biology
8: 740-747. DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-923956.
Sanders, N. J., N. J. Gotelli, S. E. Wittman, J. S. Ratchford, A. M. Ellison, & E. S. Jules. 2007.
Assembly rules of ground-foraging ant assemblages are contingent on disturbance,
habitat, and spatial scale. Journal of Biogeography 34: 1632-1641.
Ellison, A. M., S. Record, A. Arguello, & N. J. Gotelli. 2007. Rapid inventory of the ant
assemblage in a temperate hardwood forest: species composition and sampling methods.
Environmental Entomology 36: 766-775.
Butler, J. L., & A. M. Ellison. 2007. Nitrogen cycling dynamics in the carnivorous northern
pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea. Functional Ecology 21: 835-843.
Boose, E. R., A. M. Ellison, L. J. Osterweil, R. Podorozhny, L. Clarke, A. Wise, J. L. Hadley, &
D. R. Foster. 2007. Ensuring reliable datasets for environmental models and forecasts.
Ecological Informatics 2: 237-247.
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Andersen, C. Brul, X. Cerda, A. M. Ellison, B. L. Fisher, H. Gibb, N. J. Gotelli, A. Gove,
B. Guenard, M. Janda, M. Kaspari, J. T. Longino, J. Majer, T. P. McGlynn, S. B. Menke,
C. L. Parr, S. M. Philpott, M. Pfeiffer, J. Retana, A. V. Suarez, & H. L. Vasconcelos.
2007. Global ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) biodiversity and biogeography – a new
database and its possibilities. Mymecological News 10: 77-83.
Ellison, A. M. 2008. Managing mangroves with benthic biodiversity in mind: moving beyond
roving banditry. Journal of Sea Research 59: 2-15.
Farnsworth, E. J., & A. M. Ellison. 2008. Prey availability directly affects physiology, growth,
nutrient allocation, and scaling relationships among leaf traits in ten carnivorous plant
species. Journal of Ecology 96: 213-221.
Butler, J. L., N. J. Gotelli, & A. M. Ellison. 2008. Linking the brown and the green:
transformation and fate of allochthonous nutrients in the Sarracenia microecosystem.
Ecology 89: 898-904.
Gotelli, N. J., P. J. Mouser, S. Hudman, S. E. Morales, D. Ross, & A. M. Ellison. 2008.
Geographic variation in nutrient availability, stoichiometry, and metal concentrations of
plants in ombrotrophic bogs in New England, USA. Wetlands 28: 827-840.
Peterson, C. N., S. Day, B. E. Wolfe, A. M. Ellison, R. Kolter, & A. Pringle. 2008. A keystone
predator controls bacterial diversity in the pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea)
microecosystem. Environmental Microbiology 10: 2257-2266.
Ellison, A. M., & N. J. Gotelli. 2009. Energetics and the evolution of carnivorous plants Darwin's "most wonderful plants in the world". Journal of Experimental Botany 60:
19-42.
Contamin, R., & A. M. Ellison. 2009. Indicators of regime shifts in ecological systems: what do
we need to know and when do we need to know it? Ecological Applications 19: 799816.
Bennett, K. F., & A. M. Ellison. 2009. Nectar, not colour, may lure insects to their death.
Biology Letters 5: 469-472. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2009.0161.
Karagatzides, J. D., & A. M. Ellison. 2009. Construction costs, payback times, and the leaf
economics of carnivorous plants. American Journal of Botany 96: 1612-1619.
Fitzpatrick, M. C., E. L. Preisser, A. M. Ellison, & J. S. Elkinton. 2009. Observer bias and the
detection of low-density populations. Ecological Applications 19: 1673-1679.
Karagatzides, J. D., J. L. Butler, & A. M. Ellison. 2009. The pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea
can directly acquire organic nitrogen and short-circuit the inorganic nitrogen cycle. PLoS
One 4: e6164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0006164.
Osterweil, L. J., L. A. Clarke, A. M. Ellison, E. Boose, R. Podorozhny, & A. Wise. 2010. Clear
and precise specification of ecological data management processes and dataset
provenance. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 7: 189-195.
Ellison, A. M. 2010. Repeatability and transparency in ecological research. Ecology 91: 25362539.
Ellison, A. M., & B. Dennis. 2010. Paths to statistical fluency for ecologist. Frontiers in Ecology
and the Environment 8: 362-370. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/080209.
Wittman, S. E., N. J. Sanders, A. M. Ellison, E. S. Jules, J. S. Ratchford, & N. J. Gotelli. 2010.
Species interactions and thermal constraints on ant community structure. Oikos 119: 551559.
Albani, M., P. R. Moorcroft, A. M. Ellison, D. A. Orwig, & D. R. Foster. 2010. Predicting the
impact of hemlock woolly adelgid on carbon dynamics of eastern U.S. forests. Canadian
Journal of Forest Research 40: 119-133.
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Buckley, H. L., T. E. Miller, A. M. Ellison, & N. J. Gotelli. 2010. Local to continental-scale
variation in the richness and composition of an aquatic food web. Global Ecology and
Biogeography 19: 711-723.
Ellison, A. M., A. A. Barker Plotkin, D. R. Foster, & D. A. Orwig. 2010. Experimentally testing
the role of foundation species in forests: the Harvard Forest Hemlock Removal
Experiment. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1: 168-179.
Polidoro, B. A., K. E. Carpenter, L. Collins, N. C. Duke, A. M. Ellison, J. C. Ellison, E. J.
Farnworth, E. S. Fernando, K. Kathiresan, N. E. Koedam, S. R. Livingstone, T. Miyagi,
G. E. Moore, V. N. Nam, J. E. Ong, J. H. Primavera, S. G. Salmo, III, J. C. Sanciangco,
S. Sukardjo, Y. Wang, & Y. W. H. Yong. 2010. The loss of species: mangrove extinction
risk and geographic areas of global concern. PLoS One 5: e10095.
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in species assemblages with bootstrapping procedures and hierarchical models.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 365: 3621-3631.
Weiser, M. D., N. J. Sanders, D. Agosti, A. N. Andersen, A. M. Ellison, B. L. Fisher, H. Gibb, N.
J. Gotelli, A. D. Gove, K. Gross, B. Guénard, M. Janda, M. Kaspari, J.-P. Lessard, J. T.
Longino, J. D. Majer, S. B. Menke, T. P. McGlynn, C. L. Parr, S. M. Philpott, J. Retana,
A. V. Suarez, H. L. Vasconcelos, S. P. Yanoviak, & R. R. Dunn. 2010. Canopy and litter
ant asseblages share similar climate-species density relationships. Biology Letters 6:
769-772. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.0151.
Fitzpatrick, M. C., E. L. Pressier, A. Porter, J. Elkinton, L. A. Waller, B. P. Carlin, & A. M.
Ellison. 2010. Ecological boundary detection using Bayesian areal wombling. Ecology
91: 3448-3455. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/10-0807.1.
Gotelli, N. J., A. M. Ellison, R. R. Dunn, & N. J. Sanders. 2011. Counting ants (Hymenoptera:
Formicidae): biodiversity sampling and statistical analysis for myrmecologists.
Myrmecological News 15: 13-19.
Oswald, W. W., E. D. Doughty, G. Ne'eman, R. Ne'eman, & A. M. Ellison. 2011. Pollen
morphology and its relationship to taxonomy in the genus Sarracenia (Sarraceniaceae).
Rhodora 113: 235-251.
Pelini, S. L., F. P. Bowles, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, N. J. Sanders, & R. R. Dunn. 2011.
Heating up the forest: open-top chamber warming manipulation of arthropod
communities at Harvard and Duke Forests. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2: 534540. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00100.x.
Jules, E. S., A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, S. Lillie, G. A. Meindl, N. J. Sanders, & A. N. Young.
2011. The influence of fire on a rare serpentine plant assemblage: a five year study of
Darlingtonia fens. American Journal of Botany 98: 801-811.
Gotelli, N. J., A. M. Smith, A. M. Ellison, & B. A. Ballif. 2011. Proteomic characterization of the
major arthropod associates of the carnivorous pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea.
Proteomics 11: 2354-2358.
Ellison, A. M., & L. Adamec. 2011. Ecophysiological traits of terrestrial and aquatic carnivorous
plants: are the costs and benefits the same? Oikos 120: 1721-1731.
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Jenkins, C. N., N. J. Sanders, A. N. Andersen, X. Arnan, C. A. Brühl, X. Cerda, A. M. Ellison, B.
L. Fisher, M. C. Fitzpatrick, N. J. Gotelli, A. D. Gove, B. Guénard, J. E. Lattke, J.-P.
Lessard, T. P. McGlynn, S. B. Menke, C. L. Parr, S. M. Philpott, H. L. Vasconcelos, M.
D. Weiser, & R. R. Dunn. 2011. Global diversity in light of climate change: the case of
ants. Diversity and Distributions 17: 652-662. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.14724642.2011.00770.x.
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Pelini, S. L., M. Boudreau, N. McCoy, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, N. J. Sanders, & R. R. Dunn.
2011. Effects of short-term warming on low and high latitude forest ant communities.
Ecosphere 2: art62.
Baiser, B., N. J. Gotelli, H. L. Buckley, T. E. Miller, & A. M. Ellison. 2011 (2012). Geographic
variation in network structure of a Nearctic aquatic food web. Global Ecology and
Biogeography 21: 579-591. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00705.x.
Baiser, B., R. Ardeshiri, & A. M. Ellison. 2011. Species richness and trophic diversity increase
decomposition in a co-evolved food web. PLoS One 6: e20672.
Sackett, T. E., S. Record, S. Bewick, B. Baiser, N. J. Sanders, & A. M. Ellison. 2011. Response
of macroarthropod assemblages to the loss of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), a foundation
species. Ecosphere 2: art74.
Bestelmeyer, B. T., A. M. Ellison, W. R. Fraser, K. B. Gorman, S. J. Holbrook, C. M. Laney, M.
D. Ohman, D. P. C. Peters, F. C. Pillsbury, A. Rassweiler, R. J. Schmitt, & S. Sharma.
2011. Detecting and managing abrupt transitions in ecological systems. Ecosphere 2:
art129.
Ellison, A. M. 2012. The ants of Nantucket: unexpectedly high biodiversity in an anthropogenic
landscape. Northeastern Naturalist 19(Special Issue 6): 43-66.
Lustenhouwer, M. N., L. Nicoll, & A. M. Ellison. 2012. Microclimatic effects of the loss of a
foundation species from New England forests. Ecosphere 3: 26.
Fitzpatrick, M. C., E. L. Preisser, A. Porter, J. Elkinton, & A. M. Ellison. 2012. Modeling range
dynamics in heterogeneous landscapes: invasion of the hemlock woolly adelgid in eastern
North America. Ecological Applications 22: 472-486.
Gotelli, N. J., A. M. Ellison, & B. A. Ballif. 2012. Environmental proteomics, biodiversity
statistics, and food web structure. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 436-442.
Ellison, A. M. 2012. Out of Oz: Opportunities and challenges for using ants (Hymenoptera:
Formicidae) as biological indicators in north-temperate cold biomes. Myrmecological
News 17: 105-119.
Ellison, A. M., E. D. Butler, E. J. Hicks, R. F. C. Naczi, P. J. Calie, C. D. Bell, & C. C. Davis.
2012. Phylogeny and biogeography of the carnivorous plant family Sarraceniaceae. PLoS
ONE 7: e39291.
Dakos, V., S. R. Carpenter, W. A. Brock, A. M. Ellison, V. Guttal, A. R. Ives, S. Kéfi, V. Livina,
D. A. Seekell, E. H. van Nes, & M. Scheffer. 2012. Methods for detecting early warnings
of critical transitions in time series illustrated using simulated ecological data. PLoS
ONE 7: e41010.
Baiser, B., H. L. Buckley, N. J. Gotelli, & A. M. Ellison. 2012/2013. Predicting food-web
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Diamond, S. E., L. M. Nichols, N. McCoy, C. Hirsch, S. L. Pelini, N. J. Sanders, A. M. Ellison,
N. J. Gotelli, & R. R. Dunn. 2012. A physiological trait-based approach to predicting the
responses of species to experimental climatic warming. Ecology 93: 2305-2312.
Farnsworth, E. J., A. A. Barker Plotkin, & A. M. Ellison. 2012. The relative contributions of seed
bank, seed rain, and understory vegetation dynamics to the reorganization of Tsuga
canadensis forests after loss due to logging or simulated attack by Adelges tsugae.
Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42: 2090-2105.
Pelini, S. L., S. E. Diamond, H. MacLean, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, N. J. Sanders, & R. R.
Dunn. 2012. Common garden experiments reveal uncommon responses across
temperatures, locations, and species of ants. Ecology and Evolution 2: 3009-3115.
Record, S., M. C. Fitzpatrick, A. O. Finley, S. Veloz, & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Should species
distribution models account for spatial autocorrelation? A test of model projections
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across eight millennia of climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 760771. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12017.
Record, S., N. D. Charney, R. M. Zakariah, & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Projecting global mangrove
species and community distributions under climate change. Ecosphere 4: 34.
Orwig, D. A., A. A. Barker Plotkin, E. A. Davidson, H. Lux, K. E. Savage, & A. M. Ellison.
2013. Foundation species loss affects vegetation structure more than ecosystem function
in a northeastern USA forest. PeerJ 1: e41.
Sirota, J., B. Baiser, N. J. Gotelli, & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Organic-matter loading determines
regime shifts and alternative states in an aquatic ecosystem. Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences, USA 110: 7742-7747.
Fitzpatrick, M. C., N. J. Gotelli, & A. M. Ellison. 2013. MaxEnt versus MaxLike: empirical
comparisons with ant species distributions. Ecosphere 4: 55.
Diamond, S. E., C. Penick, S. L. Pelini, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotell, N. J. Sanders, & R. R. Dunn.
2013. Using physiology to predict the responses of ants to climatic warming. Integrative
and Comparative Biology 53: 965-974.
Farnsworth, E. J., M. Chu, W. J. Kress, A. K. Neill, J. H. Best, R. D. Stevenson, G. W. Courtney,
J. K. Vandyk, & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Next-generation field guides. BioScience 63: 891899.
Ellison, A. M. 2013. The suffocating embrace of landscape and the picturesque conditioning of
ecology. Landscape Journal 32: 79-94.
Giasson, M.-A., A. M. Ellison, R. D. Bowden, P. M. Crill, E. A. Davidson, J. E. Drake, S. D.
Frey, J. L. Hadley, M. Lavine, J. M. Melillo, J. W. Munger, K. J. Nadelhoffer, L. Nicoll,
S. V. Ollinger, K. E. Savage, P. A. Steudler, J. Tang, R. K. Varner, S. C. Wofsy, D. R.
Foster, & A. C. Finzi. 2013. Soil respiration in a northeastern US temperate forest: a 22year synthesis. Ecosphere 4: 140.
Baiser, B., N. Whitaker, & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Modeling foundation species in food webs.
Ecosphere 4: 146
Chao, A., N. J. Gotelli, T. C. Hsieh, E. L. Snader, K. H. Ma, R. K. Colwell, & A. M. Ellison.
2014. Rarefaction and extrapolation with Hill numbers: a framework for sampling and
estimation in species diversity studies. Ecological Monographs 84: 45-67.
Resasco, J., S. L. Pelini, K. L. Stuble, N. J. Sanders, R. R. Dunn, S. E. Diamond, A. M. Ellison,
N. J. Gotelli, & D. J. Levey. 2014. Using historical and experimental data to reveal
warming effects on ant assemblages. PLoS One 9(2): e88029.
Ellison, A. M. 2014. Preserving the picturesque: perceptions of landscape, landscape art, and land
protection in the United States and China. Land 3: 260-281.
Ellison, A. M., N. J. Gotelli, B. D. Inouye, & D. R. Strong. 2014. P values, hypothesis testing,
and model selection: it's déjà vu all over again. Ecology 95: 609-610.
Ellison, A. M., & E. J. Farnsworth. 2014. Targeted sampling increases knowledge and improves
estimates of ant species richness in Rhode Island. Northeastern Naturalist 21: NENHC21-NENHC-24.
Kéfi, S., V. Guttal, W. A. Brock, S. R. Carpenter, A. M. Ellison, V. N. Livina, D. A. Seekell, M.
Scheffer, E. H. van Nes, & V. Dakos. 2014. Early warning signals of ecological
transitions: methods for spatial patterns. PLoS One 9(3): e92097.
Ellison, A. M., C. C. Davis, P. J. Calie, & R. F. C. Naczi. 2014. Pitcher plants ( Sarracenia)
provide a 21st-century perspective on infraspecific ranks and interspecific hybrids: a
modest proposal for appropriate recognition and usage. Systematic Botany 93: 939-949.
Ellison, A. M., N. J. Gotelli, N. Hsiang, M. Lavine, & A. Maidman. 2014. Kernel density
estimation of 2-dimensional spatial Poisson point processes from k-tree sampling.
Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 19: 357-372.
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Smart, S. M., A. M. Ellison, R. G. H. Bunce, R. H. Marrs, K. J. Kirby, A. Kimberley, W. A.
Scott, & D. R. Foster. 2014. Quantifying the impact of an extreme climate event on
species diversity in fragmented temperate forests: the effect of the October 1987 storm on
British broadleaved woodlands. Journal of Ecology 102: 1273-1287.
Ellison, A. M. 2014. Experiments are revealing a foundation species: a case-study of eastern
hemlock (Tsuga canadensis). Advances in Ecology 2014: article 456904.
Pelini, S. L., S. E. Diamond, L. M. Nichols, K. L. Stubble, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Sanders, R. R.
Dunn, & N. J. Gotelli. 2014. Geographic differences in effects of experimental warming
on ant species diversity and community composition. Ecosphere 5: 125.
Ellison, A. M., M. Lavine, P. B. Kerson, A. A. Barker Plotkin, & D. A. Orwig. 2014. Building a
foundation: land-use history and dendrochronology reveal temporal dynamics of a Tsuga
canadensis (Pinaceae) forest. Rhodora 116: 377-427.
Kendrick, J. A., R. R. Ribbons, A. T. Classen, & A. M. Ellison. 2015. Changes in canopy
structure and ant assemblages affect soil ecosystem variables as a foundation species
declines. Ecosphere 6: 77. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00447.1
Del Toro, I., R. R. Silva, & A. M. Ellison. 2015. Predicted impacts of climatic change on ant
functional diversity and distributions in eastern North American forests. Diversity and
Distributions 21: 781-791. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12331.
Del Toro, I., R.. R. Ribbons, & A. M. Ellison. 2015. Ant–mediated ecosystem functions on a
warmer planet: effects on soil movement, decomposition and nutrient cycling. Journal of
Animal Ecology 84: 1233-1241. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12367.
Siddig, A. A., A. M. Ellison, & S. Jackson. 2015. Calibrating abundance indices with population
size estimators of red back salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) in a New England Forest.
PeerJ 3: e952. http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.952.
Wang, Y., E. Liang, A. M. Ellison, X. Lu, & J. J. Camarero. 2015. Facilitation stabilizes
moisture-controlled alpine juniper shrublines in the central Tibetan Plateau. Global and
Planetary Change 132: 20-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.06.007.
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Davis, C. C., C. G. Willis, B. Connolly, C. Kelly, & A. M. Ellison. 2015. Herbarium records are reliable
sources of phenological change driven by climate and provide novel insights into species'
phenological cueing mechanisms. American Journal of Botany 102: 1599-1609.
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Siddig, A. A. H., A. M. Ellison, A. Ochs, C. Villar-Leeman, & M. K. Lau. 2016. How do
ecologists select and use indicator species to monitor ecological change? Insights from 14
years of publication in Ecological Indicators. Ecological Indicators 60: 223-230.
Ellison, A. M., A. A. Barker Plotkin, and S. Khalid. 2016. Foundation species loss and
biodiversity of the herbaceous layer in New England forests. Forests 7(1): 9.
Buckley, H. L., B. S. Case, & A. M. Ellison. 2016. Using codispersion analysis to characterize
spatial patterns in species co-occurrences. Ecology 97: 32-39.
Juice, S. M., P. H. Templer, N. G. Phillips, A. M. Ellison, & S. L. Pelini. 2016. Ecosystem
warming increases sap flow rates of northern red oak trees. Ecosphere (in press).
Bittleston, L. S., N. E. Pierce, A. M. Ellison, and A. Pringle 2016. Convergence in multispecies
interactions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution (in press).
Stanton-Geddes, J., A. Nguyen, L. Chick, J. Vincent, M. Vangala, R. R. Dunn, A. M. Ellison, N.
J. Sanders, N. J. Gotelli, and S. H. Cahan 2016. Thermal reactionomes reveal divergent
responses to thermal extremes in warm and cool-climate ant species. BMC Genomics (in
press).
Buckley, H. L., B. S. Case, J. Zimmermann, J. Thompson, J. A. Myers, and A. M. Ellison. 2016.
Using codisersion analysis to quantify and understand spatial patterns in speciesenvironment relationships. New Phytologist (in press).
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Wang, Y., N. Pederson, A. M. Ellison, H. L. Buckley, B. S. Case, E. Liang, and J. J. Camarero.
2016. Increased stem density and competition may diminish the positive effects of
warming at alpine treeline. Ecology 97: 000-000 (in press).
Book chapters, technical reports, popular articles, editorials, and conference proceedings (generally not
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Ellison, A. M. 1993. Exploratory data analysis and graphic display. Pages 14-45 In: S.M.
Scheiner and J. Gurevitch, editors. Design and analysis of ecological experiments.
Chapman & Hall, New York.
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Ellison, A. M. 1996. Mangrove forests. The Earthwatch Corporate Environmental
Responsibility Group Bulletin 11: 43-48.
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Ellison, A. M. 1998. Data: the tapestry of nature. EcoEssay Series Number 2. National Center for
Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Santa Barbara, CA. http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/fmt/doc?/
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Ellison, A. M., & L. Bledzki. 1999. Environmental impact assessment of the golf course
irrigation project on the Stony Brook watershed. Technical Report prepared for the
Orchards Golf Course, the South Hadley Conservation Commission, and Mount Holyoke
College.
Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 2001. Mangrove communities. Pages 423-442 in: M. D.
Bertness, S. D. Gaines & M. E. Hay, editors. Marine Community Ecology. Sinauer
Associates, Sunderland, MA.
Ellison, A. M. 2002. Food for thought: a review of recent research on pitcher-plant bogs in New
England. Conservation Perspectives. http://www.nescb.org/epublications/summer2002/.
Ellison, A. M. 2004. Statistics and science, objectivity and truth. Pages 362-367 in: M. L. Taper
and S. R. Lele, editors. The Nature of Scientific Evidence. University of Chicago Press,
Chicago, IL.
Ellison, A. M., L. J. Osterweil, J. L. Hadley, A. Wise, E. Boose, L. A. Clarke, D. R. Foster, A.
Hanson, D. Jensen, P. Kuzeja, E. Riseman, & H. Schultz. 2004. An analytic web to
support the analysis and synthesis of ecological data, Technical Report UM-CS-2004079, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
Massachusetts. http://laser.cs.umass.edu/techreports/04-79.pdf
Ellison, A. M., J. Chen, D. Díaz, C. Kammerer-Burnham, & M. Lau. 2005. Changes in ant
community structure and composition associated with hemlock decline in New England.
Pages 280-289 in B. Onken and R. Reardon, editors. Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium
on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Eastern United States. USDA Forest Service,
Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, Morgantown, West Virginia.
Foster, D., D. Kittredge, B. Donahue, G. Motzkin, D. Orwig, A. Ellison, B. Hall, B. Colburn, &
A. D’Amato. 2005. Wildlands and woodlands: a vision for the forests of
Massachusetts. Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts. http://harvardforest.
fas.harvard.edu/wandw/
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Osterweil, L. J., A. Wise, L. A. Clarke, A. M. Ellison, J. L. Hadley, E. Boose, & D. R. Foster.
2006. Process technology to facilitate the conduct of science. Pages 403-415 in M. Li, B.
Boehm, & L. J. Osterweil, editors. Unifying the software process spectrum: international
software process workshop, SPW 2005, Beijing, China, May 25-27, 2005, revised
selected papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, Germany. DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11608035_33.
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Ellison, A. M. 2006. What makes an ecological icon? Bulletin of the Ecological Society of
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Duke, N. C., Meynecke, J.-O., S. Dittmann, A. M. Ellison, K. Anger, U. Berger, S. Cannicci, K.
Diele, K. C. Ewel, C. D. Field, N. Koedam, S. Y. Lee, C. Marchand, L. Nordhaus, & F.
Dahdouh-Guebas. 2007. A world without mangroves? Science 317: 41-42.
Ellison, A. M. 2008. Preface: Mangrove ecology – applications in forestry and coastal zone
management. Aquatic Botany 89: 77.
Osterweil, L. J., L. A. Clarke, A. M. Ellison, R. Podorozhny, A. Wise, & E. Boose. 2008.
Experience in using a process language to define scientific workflow and generate dataset
provenance. Pages 319-329 in Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSOFT International
Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ACM SIGSOFT 2008 / FSE
16).
McPeek, M. A., D. L. DeAngelis, R. G. Shaw, A. J. Moore, M. D. Rausher, D. R. Strong, A. M.
Ellison, L. Barrett, L. Rieseberg, M. D. Breed, J. Sullivan, C. W. Osenberg, M. Holyoak,
& M. A. Elgar. 2009. The golden rule of reviewing. The American Naturalist 173:
E155-E158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/598847.
Foster, D. R., B. M. Donahue, D. B. Kittredge, K. Fallon Lambert, M. L. Hunter, B. R. Hall, L. C.
Irland, R. J. Lilieholm, D. A. Orwig, A. W. D’Amato, E. A. Colburn, J. R. Thompson, J.
N. Levitt, A. M. Ellison, W. S. Keeton, J. D. Aber, C. V. Cogbill, C. T. Driscoll, T. J.
Fahey, & C. M. Hart. 2010. Wildlands and woodlands: a vision for the New England
landscape. Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts.
Dorazio, R. M., N. J. Gotelli, & A. M. Ellison. 2011. Modern methods of estimating biodiversity
from presence-absence surveys. Pages 277-302 in O. Grillo and G. Venora, editors.
Biodiversity loss in a changing planet. InTech – Open Access Publisher, Croatia.
Ellison, A. M., & E. J. Farnsworth. 2012. Wonderful woodland ants. Northern Woodlands
Summer 2012: 34-40.
Lerner, B., E. Boose, L. Osterweil, A. Ellison, & L. Clarke. 2011. Provenance and quality control
in sensor networks. Pages 98-103 in M. B. Jones and C. Gries, editors. EIM 2011:
Proceedings of the Environmental Information Management Conference. University
of California, Santa Barbara, California.
Zhao, X., B. S. Lerner, L. J. Osterweil, E. R. Boose, & A. M. Ellison. 2012. Provenance support
for rework. Article 14 in TaPP'12: Proceedings of the 4 th USENIX Workshop on the
Theory and Practice of Provenance, Cambridge, Massachusetts. USENIX Association,
Berkeley, California. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2342889&CFID =127122717&CFTO
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Pages 29-35 in D. S. Chandler, D. Manski, C. Donahue, & A. Alyokhin, editors.
Biodiversity of the Schoodic Peninsula: results of the insect and arachnid bioblitzes at
the Schoodic District of Acadia National Park, Maine. Maine Agricultural and Forest
Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 206.
Ellison, A. M. 2013. Ants for – and as – wildlife. The Wildlife Professional Summer 2013: 6265.
Ellison, A. M., & B. Baiser. 2014. Hemlock as a foundation species. Pages 93-104 in D. R.
Foster, editor. Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge. Yale University Press, New
Haven, CT.
Ellison, A. M., D. A. Orwig, & A. A. Barker Plotkin. 2014. Cut or girdle. Pages 136-152 in D. R.
Foster, editor. Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge. Yale University Press, New
Haven, CT.
Ellison, A. M. 2014. Reprise: Eastern hemlock as a foundation species. Pages 165-171 in D. R.
Foster, editor. Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge. Yale University Press, New
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Ellison, A. M. 2014. Political borders should not hamper wildlife. Nature 508: 9.
Ellison, A. M., & E. J. Farnsworth. 2014. The ants of Massachusetts: biodiversity under our feet.
Massachusetts Wildlife 64(1): 4-19.
Ellison, A. M. 2014. They really do eat insects: learning from Charles Darwin's experiments with
carnivorous plants. Pages 243-256 in M. J. Reiss, C. J. Boulter, & D. L Sanders, editors.
Darwin-Inspired Learning. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.
Whitlock, M. C., J. L. Bronstein, E. M. Bruna, A. M. Ellison, C. W. Fox, M. A. McPeek, A. J.
Moore, M. A. F. Noor, M. D. Rausher, L. H. Reisberg, M. G. Ritchie, & R. G. Shaw.
2016. A balanced data archiving policy for long-term studies. Trends in Ecology and
Evolution 31: 84-85.
Buckley, H. L., B. S. Case, R. Vallejos, J. J. Camarero, E. Gutiérrez, E. Liang, Y. Wang, and A.
M. Ellison. Detecting ecological patterns along environmental gradients: alpine treeline
ecotones. Chance (in press).
Science fiction
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Reviews of books and software
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Ellison, A. M. 1991. Simulation of population biology (review of Populus 1.45). Bulletin of the
Ecological Society of America 72: 186-189.
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Ellison, A. M. 1992. Statistics for PCs (comparative review of eight statistical packages).
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 73: 74-87.
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Ellison, A. M. 1992. Review of Species conservation: a population-biological approach (A. Seitz
& V. Loeschcke, editors). Plant Science Bulletin 38(1): 19-20.
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Ellison, A. M. & L. Grosslein. 1992. Statistics in different ways (review of Resampling Statistics
3.0, & Statistix 3.5; 4.0). Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 73: 186-189.
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Ellison, A. M. 1992. Review of The biology of vines (F.E. Putz & H.A. Mooney, editors). Plant
Science Bulletin 38(3): 24-26.
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Ellison, A. M. 1993. A saltmarsh elegy (review of Saltmarshes: morphodynamics, conservation
and engineering significance, J.R.L. Allen & K. Pye, editors). BioScience 43: 174-175.
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Ellison, A. M. 1993. Statistical updates I — Minitab Release 8 Extended. Bulletin of the
Ecological Society of America 74: 61-63.
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Ellison, A. M. 1993. Statistical updates II — Systat for Windows. Bulletin of the Ecological
Society of America 74: 121-123.
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Ellison, A. M. 1993. Statistical updates III - SigmaStat. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of
America 74: 214-216.
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Ellison, A. M. 1993. Review of Plant biomechanics (by K.J. Niklas). Ecology 74: 1905-1906.
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Ellison, A. M. 1994. Populus redux (review of Populus 3.22). Bulletin of the Ecological Society
of America 75: 18-22.
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Ellison, A. M. 1994. Review of Tropical mangrove ecosystems (ed. by A.I. Robertson & D.
Alongi). BioScience 44: 187-188.
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Ellison, A. M. 1994. Review of Wetlands of the world, volume 1 (ed. by. D.F. Whigham, D.
Dykyjová, & S. Hejný). BioScience 44: 498-499.
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Ellison, A. M. 1994. Right between the eyes (review of Visualizing data, by W.S. Cleveland).
Bioscience 44: 622-623.
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Ellison, A. M. 1994. SAS for OS/2: Base, STAT, INSIGHT. Bulletin of the Ecological Society
of America 75: 264-266.
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Ellison, A. M. 1995. Review of A naturalist in Florida (by Archie Carr). Quarterly Review of
Biology 70: 62-63.
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Ellison, A. M. 1995. Review of Biological diversity: the coexistence of species on changing
Landscapes (by M. Huston). Plant Science Bulletin 41: 54-56.
Allison, S. K., W. J. Ehmann, A. M. Ellison, & J. Mull. 1996. A synthetic review of several major
ecology textbooks. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 77: 93-99.
Ellison, A. M. 1996. Review of Tropical forests: management and ecology (edited by A. E. Lugo
& C. Lowe). Plant Science Bulletin 42: 50-51.
Ellison, A. M. 1996. Review of Testimate, version 5.2. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of
America 77: 149-151.
Ellison, A. M. 1997. Review of StatXact, version 3.0. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of
America 78: 62-63.
Ellison, A. M. 1997. Review of nQuery Advisor, version 1.0. Bulletin of the Ecological Society
of America 78: 66.
Ellison, A. M. 1997. Review of Gardener’s guide to growing Hostas (by D. Grenfell). Plant
Science Bulletin 43: 17-18.
Ellison, A. M. 1998. A revisionist history of Madagascar (review of Natural change and human
impact in Madagascar, ed. by S. M. Goodman and B. D. Patterson). Quarterly Review
of Biology 73: 55-56.
Ellison, A. M. 1998. Review of PC-Ord, version 3.0. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of
America 79: 144-145.
Ellison, A. M. 1998. Review of The ferns and allied plants of New England, by A. F. Tryon & R.
C. Moran. Plant Science Bulletin 44: 58.
Ellison, A. M. 1999. Abandon all P-values, ye who enter here! (Review of Model selection and
inference, by K. P. Burnham & M. Anderson). Ecology 80: 2139-2140.
Ellison, A. M. 2000. We can run, but we cannot hide (Review of Requiem for nature, by John
Terborgh). Ecology 81: 883-885.
Ellison, A. M. 2000. Review of EcoSim, version. 4.0. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of
America 81: 125-127
Ellison, A. M. 2000. Review of PC-Ord, version 4.0. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of
America 81: 127-128.
Ellison, A. M. 2000. Review of Spatial pattern analysis in plant ecology (by M. R. T. Dale).
Plant Science Bulletin 46: 52-53.
Ellison, A. M. 2000. Review of Halophyte uses in different climates (volume 1 edited by H. Leith
et al., and volume 2 edited by A. Hamdy et al.). Plant Science Bulletin 46: 96-97.
Ellison, A. M. 2001. Review of Bromeliaceae: portrait of an adaptive radiation (by D. H.
Benzing). Plant Science Bulletin 47: 24.
Ellison, A. M. 2002. A requiem for biodiversity in the Age of Humans (review of The world
according to Pimm: a scientist audits the Earth, by S. L. Pimm). Ecology 83: 1169-1170.
Ellison, A. M. 2002. Review of Ecological assembly rules: perspectives, advances,
retreats (edited by E. Weiher and P. Keddy). Écoscience 9: 284-285.
Ellison, A. M. 2002. Review of Common trees in peat swamp forests of peninsular Malaysia (by
Ng Tian Peng and Shamsudin Ibrahim). Journal of Tropical Forest Science 14: 428429.
Ellison, A. M. 2002. Review of Captivating life: a naturalist in the age of genetics (by John C.
Avise). Quarterly Review of Biology 77: 455.
Ellison, A. M. 2002. Review of An illustrated encyclopedia of Clematis (by Mary K. Toomey
Everett Leeds). Plant Science Bulletin 48: 151.
Ellison, A. M. 2003. Does biodiversity really matter? (review of Biodiversity and ecosystem
functioning: synthesis and perspectives, editec by M. Loreau, S. Naeem, & P. Inchausti).
Ecology 84: 2224-2225.
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Ellison, A. M. 2003. Review of Carnivorous plants of the United States and Canada, 2nd edition
(by Donald E. Schnell). Quarterly Review of Biology 78: 98.
Ellison, A. M. 2004. Niches: looking backwards, looking forwards (Review of Ecological niches:
linking classical and contemporary approaches by Johnathan Chase and Mathew
Liebold, and Niche construction: the neglected process in evolution by F. John OdlingSmee, Kevin Laland, & Marcus Feldman). Ecology 85: 880-882.
Ellison, A. M. 2004. A cure for a world of wounds? (Review of Red sky at morning: America and
the crisis of the global environment by J. G. Speth). Ecology 85: 3181-3182.
Ellison, A. M. 2005. Review of Native trees for North American landscapes (by G. Sternberg, J.
W. Wilson, & J. Wilson). Plant Science Bulletin 51: 140-141.
Ellison, A. M. 2005 Review of Tococa (Melastomataceae) (by F. A. Michelangeli). Plant
Science Bulletin 51: 153-154.
Ellison, A. M. 2006. The enemy of my enemy is my friend (review of Plant-provided food for
carnivorous insects: a protective mutualism and its applications, edited by F. L.
Wäckers, O. C. J. Van Rijn, & J. Bruin). Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21: 66-67
(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2005.08.017).
Ellison, A. M., & J. L. Butler. 2006. Review of Hunting for frogs on Elston (by J. Sullivan).
Quarterly Review of Biology 81: 73.
Ellison, A. M. 2007. Renewing the dialectic of food web research (review of Ecological
networks: linking structure and dynamics in food webs, edited by M. Pascual and J. A.
Dunne). Ecology 88: 265-266.
Ellison, A. M. 2008. Review of The ecology and evolution of ant-plant interactions (by V. RicoGray and P. S. Oliveira). Plant Science Bulletin 54: 78-79.
Ellison, A. M. 2009. Tropical forest ecology comes of age (review of Tropical forest community
ecology, edited by W. P. Carson and S. A. Schnitzer). Ecology 90: 2020-2021.
Ellison, A. M. 2010. Ecology for our parents and our children (review of The balance of nature:
ecology's enduring myth, by J. Kricher). Ecology 91: 625-626.
Ellison, A. M. 2010. Review of Pitcher plants of the Old World, volumes 1 & 2 (by S.
McPherson). Rhodora 112: 95-97.
Ellison, A. M. 2010. Review of From plant traits to vegetation structure: chance and selection in
the assembly of ecological communities (by B. Shipley). Plant Science Bulletin 56: 134136.
Ellison, A. M. 2011. Back to the future, darkly (review of Too smart for our own good: the
ecological predicament of humankind, by C. Dilworth). Ecology 92: 262-264.
Ellison, A. M. 2011. Making sense of a complex world (review of Resolving ecosystem
complexity, by O. Schmitz). Ecology 92: 531-532.
Ellison, A. M. 2012. Review of Climate change, ecology, and systematics (edited by T. R.
Hodkinson, M. B. Jones, S. Waldren, & J. A. N. Parnell). Ecology 93: 955-956.
Ellison, A. M. 2012. Homage to Hutchinson (review of G. Evelyn Hutchinson and the invention
of modern ecology, by N. G. Slack, and The art of ecology: writings of G. Evelyn
Hutchinson, edited by D. K. Skelly, D. M. Post, & M. D. Smith). Ecology 93: 14951497.
Ellison, A. M. 2012. Review of The world of northern evergreens, second edition, by E. C.
Pielou. The Quarterly Review of Biology 87: 253.
Ellison, A. M. 2012. Sarraceniaceae of the Americas (review of Sarraceniaceae of South
America, by S. McPherson, A. Wistuba, A. Fleischmann, & J. Nerz, and Sarraceniaceae
of North America, by S. McPherson and D. Schnell). Plant Science Bulletin 58: 173174.
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Ellison, A. M. 2012. Review of Aldrovanda: the waterwheel plant, by A. Cross. Plant Science
Bulletin 58: 176-177.
Ellison, A. M. 2013. Stopping the hands of time (review of Making nature whole: a history of
ecological restoration, by W. R. Jordan III and G. M. Lubick). Ecology 94: 766-767.
Ellison, A. M. 2013. Our schizophrenic national forests (review of Forests for the people: the
story of America's eastern national forests, by C. Johnson and D. Govatski). Ecology 94:
1661-1662.
Ellison, A. M. 2014. Review of Multiple stable states in natural ecosystems, by P. Petraitis.
Ecology 95: 1433-1434.
Ellison, A. M. 2014. Review of The herbaceous layer in forests of eastern North America, 2nd
edition, edited by F. S. Gilliam. Rhodora 117: 109-111.
Ellison, A. M. 2016. Our history (review of A centennial history of the Ecological Society of
America, by F. N. Egerton). Ecology 97: 272-273.
Abstracts
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Ellison, A. M. 1983. Regulation of the population structure of the salt-marsh annual, Salicornia
europaea. (PBONE, Fall 1983)
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Ellison, A. M. 1985. Morphological plasticity, growth rate and the absence of self-thinning in
Salicornia europaea L. (ESA, 1985)
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Ellison, A. M. 1986. Morphological determinants of self-thinning in plant monocultures:
experimental evidence and evolutionary implications. (PBONE, Spring 1986)
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Ellison, A. M. & B. L. Bedford. 1987. A computer simulation model of wetland plant community
ecosystems' responses to changes in hydrology. (SWS, 1987)
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Ellison, A. M. 1988. Density-dependent dynamics of leafed and leafless peas. (ESA, 1988)
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Ellison, A. M. & K. J. Niklas. 1988. Hydraulic architecture and water relations of Salicornia
europaea L. (BSA, 1988)
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Ellison, A. M. 1988. Facilitations between red mangroves and mangrove-root epifauna, I:
Epifauna protects roots from wood-boring isopods. (Invited paper, Workshop on a
Mangrove Ecosystem, Twin Cays, Belize. Smithsonian Institution).
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Ellison, A. M. & K. Rützler. 1988. Facilitations between red mangroves and mangrove-root
epifauna, II: Are sponges nutrient sources for mangrove roots? (Invited paper, Workshop
on a Mangrove Ecosystem, Twin Cays, Belize. Smithsonian Institution, 1988)
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Ellison, A. M. 1989. Effects of benthic epifauna on root growth of Rhizophora mangle. (ESA,
1989)
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Ellison, A. M., D. Rabinowitz, & D. Vam Vikites. 1989. Effects of plant architecture on growth
rate, size variation, and population dynamics of leafless and leafy peas grown in
monocultures and mixtures. (Invited paper, BES/AAB, 1989)
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Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1990. Benthic epifauna: barriers to isopod attack of red
mangrove roots. (PBONE/SEEGG, Spring 1990)
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Farnsworth, E. J. & A. M. Ellison. 1990. Patterns of herbivory in Belizean mangrove swamps.
(PBONE/SEEGG, Spring 1990).
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Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1990. Mangrove root epibionts: patterns of distribution and
abundance, and effects on mangrove root growth in Belizean mangal. (Invited paper,
International Symposium on the ecology of mangroves and related ecosystems.
Mombasa, Kenya, 1990)
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Ellison, A. M. & G. Kent. 1991. Seeing the forest for the trees. (Invited paper, IBM Academic
Computing Conference, Dallas, Texas.)
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Ellison, A. M. & B. L. Bedford. 1991. Computer simulation of freshwater wetland plant
communities' responses to changes in hydrology. (ESA, 1991)
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Ellison, A. M., J. S. Denslow, & E. Newell. 1991. Role of gaps and understory vegetation on
seedling establishment, growth, and survival. (Invited symposium paper, ATB, 1991)
Ellison, A. M. 1991. Null models for neighborhood models of plant competitive interactions.
(PBONE, Fall 1991).
Farnsworth, E. J. & A. M. Ellison. 1991. Effects of herbivores, neighbors, and tides on seedling
success in a mangrove swamp. (PBONE, Fall 1991)
Dix, A. & A. M. Ellison. 1992. Canopy light regulation of understory perennial flowering
phenology at the Harvard Forest. (3rd annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium,
Petersham, Massachusetts)
Ellison, A. M., G. S. Backus & A. Dix. 1992. Seed bank composition and its relationship to
understory vegetation in deciduous forest stands at the Harvard Forest. (3 rd annual
Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium)
Ellison, A. M. & P. M. Dixon. 1992. Null models for neighborhood models of plant competitive
interactions. (ESA, 1992)
Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1992. Effects of sponges on red mangrove root growth, rootlet
initiation, and nutrient uptake. (ATB, 1992)
Farnsworth, E. J. & A. M. Ellison. 1992. Distribution and abundance of mangrove root epibionts:
models of larval recruitment, species assemblages at micro- and landscape scales, and
implications for tree growth. (ATB, 1992)
Farnsworth, E. J. & A. M. Ellison. 1993. Seedling survivorship, growth, and regeneration in
Belizean mangrove swamps. (ATB, 1993)
Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1993. Seasonal growth of mangrove saplings, and patterns of
swamp accretion in Belizean mangal. (ATB, 1993)
Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1993. Effects of sponges on red mangrove root grwoth, rootlet
initiation, and nitrogen fixation. (PBONE, 1993).
Murren, C .J. & A. M. Ellison. 1993. Effects of light and plant size on male and female
reproductive success of a neotropical orchid. (PBONE, 1993).
Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1994. Animal-plant interactions, community structure, and
ecosystem dynamics in mangrove forests. (ESA, 1994).
Ellison, A. M. 1995. Bayesian inference in ecological research and environmental decisionmaking. (ESA, 1995).
Farnsworth, E. J., A. M. Ellison, W. K. Gong, & F. A. Bazzaz. 1995. Ecophysiological responses
of mangrove seedlings to two facets of climate change. (ESA, 1995).
Ellison, A. M. & L. Bledzki. 1996. Are sponge infaunal communities structured? (ESA, 1996).
Ellison, A. M. & E. J. Farnsworth. 1996. Global diversity patterns of mangroves: can
invertebrates distinguish between center of origin and vicariance? (Invited symposium
paper, Fifth International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology).
Błędzki, L. A. & A. M. Ellison. 1997. Are rotifers a basis of the functioning of the pitcher plant
trap microecosystem? (ASLO, 1997).
Ellison, A. M., E. J. Farnsworth, & R. E. Merkt. 1997. Biogeography and paleoecology of
mangrove ecosystems: can invertebrates distinguish between center of origin and
vicariance? (ESA, 1997).
Olson, R. J., J. H. Porter, & A. M. Ellison. 1998. Managing, documenting, and archiving longterm ecological data: practical experiences and future directions. (Invited symposium
paper, ESA, 1998).
Błędzki, L. A. & A. M. Ellison. 1998. Effect of water flow rate on zooplankton of shallow
rheolimnic reservoirs. (XXVII SIL).
Ellison, A. M. 1999. Restoring mangrove ecosystems: do we know enough? (Invited symposium
paper, SER/ITTO, 1999).
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Ellison, A. M., & N. J. Gotelli. 2000. Assembly rules for dynamic habitats: pitcher-plants and
their associated inquiline communities. (Invited symposium paper, ESA, 2000).
Gotelli, N. J., & A. M. Ellison. 2000. Demographic models for carnivorous plants. (Invited
symposium paper, ESA, 2000).
Ellison, A. M. 2000. The NBII and ecologists. (Invited symposium paper, ESA, 2000).
Błędzki, L. A. & A. M. Ellison. 2001. Nutrient regeneration by rotifers in New England (USA)
bogs. (XXVIII SIL, 2001).
Ellison, A. M. 2001. Macroecology of mangroves: large-scale patterns and processes in tropical
coastal forests. Plenary address, International Symposium on Mangroves, Tokyo.
Ellison, A. M. & N. J. Gotelli. 2003. Effects of nutrient stress on a co-evolved food web. (14 th
annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M., D. R. Foster, & D. Orwig. 2003. Biology of loss and replacement of core species
caused by an invasive insect. (14 th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium,
Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M., & N. J. Gotelli. 2003. Using Bayesian and frequentist statistics to develop
individual trait-based models of population dynamics. (ESA, 2003).
Gotelli, N. J., & A.M. Ellison. 2003. Tanking up: drought, disturbance, and structure of
Sarracenia food webs. (ESA, 2003).
Hadley, J., A. Wise, L. Osterweil, E. Boose, L. Clarke, A. Ellison, D. Foster, A. Hanson, D.
Jensen, P. Kuzeja, E. Riseman, & H. Schulz. 2003. The analytic web: An internetaccessible record of data transformations in ecology. (LTER All-Scientist Meeting,
Seattle, Washington).
Wise, A., E. Boose, L. Clarke, A. Ellison, D. Foster, J. Hadley, A. Hanson, D. Jensen, P. Kuzeja,
E. Riseman, & H. Schulz. 2004. The analytic web: A new internet-accessible program to
record data transformations and modeling procedures, applied to net ecosystem exchange
(NEE). (Ameriflux network annual meeting, Boulder, Colorado; also presented at ESA,
2004).
Barker Plotkin, A., A. Ellison, J. Butler, D. R. Foster, & D. Orwig. 2004. Establishment of the
hemlock removal manipulation study. (15th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium,
Petersham, Massachusetts).
Butler, J. L., D. Atwater, & A. M. Ellison. 2004. Northern pitcher plants: a sink for red spotted
newts. (15th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M., J. Chen, M. Lau, & N. J. Gotelli. 2004. Ant diversity at the Harvard Forest:
preliminary data from the Prospect Hill and Simes Tracts, with additional observations
from the chronic N addition plots. (15th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium,
Petersham, Massachusetts).
Osterweil, L., L. Clarke, A. Hanson, D. Jensen, E. Riseman, H. Schultz, A. Wise, J. Hadley, E.
Boose, A. Ellison, D. Foster, & P. Kuzeja. 2004. The analytic web: modeling and
processing complex ecological data. (15 th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium,
Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ratchford, J. S., N. J. Sanders, S. Wittman, A. Ellison, E. Jules, & N. Gotelli. 2004. Dominant
species and the abiotic environment shape ant species density and community structure in
Darlingtonia fens and adjacent forests. (International Union for the Study of Social
Insects – North American Section, Camp Tontazona, Arizona).
Ellison, A. M., J. Chen, D. Díaz, C. Kammerer-Burnham, & M. Lau. 2005. Changes in ant
community structure and composition associated with hemlock decline in New England.
(3rd Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Eastern United States, Asheville,
North Carolina).
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Ellison, A. M., J. Chen, D. Díaz, C. Kammerer-Burnham, & M. Lau. 2005. Changes in ant
community structure and composition associated with hemlock decline in New England.
(16th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Butler, J. L., & A. M. Ellison. 2005. Nitrogen uptake and translocation in Sarracenia purpurea.
(16th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Butler, J. L., A. M. Ellison, & N. J. Gotelli. 2005. Cycling of inorganic nitrogen through the
pitcher plant food web. (16th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham,
Massachusetts).
Barker-Plotkin, A., A. M. Ellison, D. Foster, & D. Orwig. 2005. Logging in the hemlock
manipulation study. (16th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham,
Massachusetts).
Karagatzides, J., J. L. Butler, & A. M. Ellison. 2005. Sarracenia can directly acquire organic
nitrogen and short-circuit the inorganic nitrogen cycle. (16 th annual Harvard Forest
Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Albani, M., A. M. Ellison, D. Medvigy, P. Moorcroft, & D. Orwig. 2005. Modeling HWA impact
at the regional scale with the Ecosystem-Demography model. (16 th annual Harvard Forest
Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M. 2005. Nutrient limitation and stoichiometry of carnivorous plants: is it time to
reassess the cost-benefit model for their evolution? (Invited keynote lecture, XVII
International Botanic Congress, Vienna, Austria).
Ellison, A. M., N. J. Gotelli, L. A. Bledzki, & J. L. Butler. 2005. Regulation of food-web
structure in the Sarracenia microecosystem. (ESA, 2005).
Butler, J. L., & A. M. Ellison. 2005. Nitrogen cycling dynamics in the northern pitcher plant,
Sarracenia purpurea. (ESA, 2005).
Butler, J. L., & A. M. Ellison. 2005. Nitrogen cycling dynamics in the northern pitcher pant,
Sarracenia purpurea. (17th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham,
Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M. 2006. The hemlock removal experiment: initial changes in environmental variables
following treatments. (17th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham,
Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M., E. Boose, L. Clarke, D. Foster, J. Hadley, L. Osterweil, & A. Wise. 2006.
Ensuring reliable datasets for valid environmental models and useful environmental
forecasts. (17th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M. 2006. Managing mangroves with benthic biodiversity in mind. (Invited keynote
lecture, Meeting on Mangrove Macrobenthos 2, Gold Coast, Australia).
Ellison, A. M., & N. J. Gotelli. 2006. Analyzing data when time-series are too short or when
replicates are too few: progress, opportunities, and challenges. (Invited symposium paper,
ESA, 2006).
Butler, J. L., & A. M. Ellison. 2006. Differential uptake of N from prey versus atmospheric
deposition by the carnivorous pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea (ESA, 2006).
Ellison, A. M., A. Barker-Plotkin, P. Bettman-Kerson, E. Davidson, D. R. Foster, B. Kloeppel, E.
LeBlanc, H. Lux, B. Mathewson, P. Moorcroft, D. Orwig, K. Savage, & P. Templer.
2006. The Harvard Forest hemlock removal experiment: experimental design and initial
response to treatments. (LTER All-Scientist Meeting, Estes Park, Colorado).
Record, S., A. M. Ellison, & A. Arguello. 2006. Ant biodiversity at the Simes Tract of Harvard
Forest. (LTER All-Scientist Meeting, Estes Park, Colorado; also presented at the 18 th
annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts, in 2007).
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Ellison, A. M., L. J. Osterweil, E. R. Boose, L. A. Clarke, J. L. Hadley, A. Wise, & D. R. Foster,.
2006. Ensuring reliable datasets for environmental models and forecasts. (ISEI5: The 5 th
International Conference on Ecological Informatics, Santa Barbara, California)
Barker-Plotkin, A., A.M. Ellison, D. Orwig, & B. Simmons. 2007. Early vegetation responses in
the Simes hemlock removal experiment. (18 th annual Harvard Forest Ecology
Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Boose, E., L. Clarke, A. Ellison, D. Foster, J. Hadley, L. Osterweil, & A. Wise. 2007.
Cyberinfrastructure for an ecohydrological sensor network. (18 th annual Harvard Forest
Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Boose, E. R., A. M. Ellison, L. J. Osterweil, L. Clarke, R. Podorozhny, A. Wise, J. L. Hadley, &
D. R. Foster. 2007. Data provenance and reliability in sensor networks. (CESN07:
Conference on Coastal Environmental Sensing Networks, Boston, Massachusetts).
Boose, E. R., A. M. Ellison, L. J. Osterweil, L. Clarke, R. Podorozhny, A. Wise, J. L. Hadley, &
D. R. Foster. 2007. Cyberinfrastructure for an ecohydrological sensor network. (ESA,
2007).
Gotelli, N. J., & A. M. Ellison. 2007. Three-way interactions mediate spatial patterns of
carnivorous pitcher plants, herbivorous moths, and ground-foraging ants in New England
bogs. (ESA, 2007).
Ellison, A. M., M. R. Johnston, & K. C. McBride. 2007. A preliminary assessment of ant species
diversity on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. (2 nd Nantucket Biodiversity
Initiative Conference, Nantucket, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M., N. J. Gotelli, S. Cover, T. Allison, R. Buchsbaum, R. Hopping, M. Johnston, K.
McBride, & J. Richburg. 2008. A preliminary assessment of ant species diversity on
Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. (13th Cape Cod Natural History
Conference, West Barnstable, Massachusetts).
Boynton, P. J., A. M. Ellison, & A. Pringle. 2008. Dispersal limitation and competition in yeasts
associated with the purple pitcher plant. (19th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium,
Petersham, Massachusetts).
Boynton, P. J. A. A. Barker-Plotkin, A. M. Ellison, & A. Pringle. 2008. Effects of distance and
removal treatment on polypore fungi in hemlock removal plots. (19 th annual Harvard
Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M., N. J. Gotelli, J. Mejia, & M. Johnston. 2008. Fine-scale biodiversity patterns in
the distribution of temperate, North American ants: interactions among climate, habitat,
and land-use history. (19th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham,
Massachusetts).
Hart, C., & A. M. Ellison. 2008. Succession of predatory arthropod diversity (spiders and ground
beetles) in newly harvested pine plantations. (19 th annual Harvard Forest Ecology
Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Sackett, T., A. Classen, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, N. Reynolds, & N. Sanders. 2008. How are
ground-dwelling micro-arthropod communities and nutrient flow affected by the loss of
hemlock? (19th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Wen, X., & A. M. ELlison. 2008. Biology of the hemlock borer, Malanophila fulvoguttata. (19th
annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M., N. J. Gotelli, J. Mejia, & M. Johnston. 2008. Fine-scale biodiversity patterns in
the distribution of temperate, North American ants: interactions among climate, habitat,
and land-use history. (ESA, 2008).
Ellison, A. M., & B. Dennis. 2008. What statistics do literate ecologists need to learn, and is there
a best way to learn them? (Invited Symposium Paper, ESA, 2008).
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Boynton, P. J., A. M. Ellison, & A. Priingle. 2009. Polypore diversity in hemlock removal plots.
(20th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Hart, C., & A. M. Ellison. 2009. Pitfall trap designs to maximize spider richness and minimize
amphibian by-catch. (20th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham,
Massachusetts).
Hart, C., J. Mejia, C. Ordoyne, N. J. Gotelli, & A. M. Ellison. 2009. Competition between spiders
and pitcher plants? Prey availability and intraguild interactions in bogs. (20 th annual
Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Oswald, W. W., A. M. Ellison, E. Doughty, G. Ne'eman, & R. Ne'eman. 2009. Palynological
analysis of the genus Sarracenia. (20th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium,
Petersham, Massachusetts).
Sackett, T., A. M. Ellison, & N. Sanders. 2009. How do changes in the canopy of hemlock forests
affect litter macroarthropod communities? (20 th annual Harvard Forest Ecology
Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Sackett, T., A. M. Ellison, N. Snaders, A. Classen, N. J. Gotelli, & N. Reynolds. 2009. How are
ground-dwelling micro-arthropod communities and nutrient flow affected by the loss of
hemlock? (20th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Boyton, P. J., C. N. Peterson, A. M. Ellison, K. B. Farley, & A. Pringle. 2009. Competitive
outcomes between yeasts that inhabit carnivorous plant pitchers are limited by founding
population size. (BSA, 2009).
Ellison, A. M. 2009. Regime shift interruptus: when do we act? (Invited Organized Oral Session
Paper, ESA, 2009).
Hart, C., J. Mejia, N. J. Gotelli, & A. M. Ellison. 2009. Competition between spiders and pitcher
plants? Prey availability and intraguild interactions in bogs. (ESA, 2009).
Bennet, K. F., & A. M. Ellison. 2009. Nectar, not color, may lure insects to their death (ESA,
2009).
Record, S., A. M. Ellison, & N. J. Gotelli. 2009. The influence of informed versus uninformed
priors on forecasts of growth rates and extinction risks of a New England population of
northern pitcher plants (Sarracenia purpurea L.). (ESA, 2009).
Fitzpatrick, M. C., E. L. Preisser, A. M. Ellison, J. Elkinton, & A. Porter 2009. Ecological
boundary detection using Bayesian areal wombling: A method to investigate factors
influencing the geographic distribution of species. (ESA, 2009).
Baiser, B., & A. M. Ellison. 2010. Modeling community assembly of the inquiline food web in
the northern pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) (21st annual Harvard Forest Ecology
Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M. 2010. Observational, comparative, and experimental studies of foundation species
in eastern forests. (21st annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham,
Massachusetts).
Hart, C., N. J. Gotelli, J. Mejia, & A. M. Ellison. 2010. Competition between spiders and pitcher
plants? Prey availability and trophic interactions in bogs. (21 st annual Harvard Forest
Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Pelini, S., N. J. Gotelli, N. Sanders, R. R. Dunn, N. McCoy, M. Boudreau, & A. M. Ellison. 2010.
Regionally contingent effects of short-term warming on the composition of and
ecological processes mediated by ants. (21 st annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium,
Petersham, Massachusetts).
Pelini, S., M. Boudreay, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, N. Snaders, R. R. Dunn. 2010. The
consequences of global warming revealed by ants and other arthropods. (21 st annual
Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
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Record, S., S. Frey, A. Contosta, & A. M. Ellison. 2010. Vegetation responses to soil warming
and nitrogen deposition in a northeastern forest. (21 st annual Harvard Forest Ecology
Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Record, S., A. M. Ellison, & N. J. Gotlli. 2010. Informed priors improve demographic matrix
model forecasts for northern pitcher plants (Sarracenia purpurea L.). (21st annual
Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Boynton, P. J., A. M. Ellison, C. N. Pterson, & A. Pringle. 2010. Maintaining microbial diversity:
interactions between competition and dispersal in pitcher plant yeasts cause priority
effects and tradeoffs. (IMC9: The Biology of Fungi, Edinburgh, UK).
Bewick, S. A., K. L. Stuble, J.-P. Lessard, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, & N. J. Sanders. 2010. A
mechanistic approach to modeling ant communities under warming regimes. (ESA,
2010).
Gotelli, N. J., B. Baiser, H. L. Buckley, A. M. Ellison, & T. E. Miller. 2010. Effects of nutrient
loading in North American bogs and fens: multi-trophic effects of nutrient loading on a
continental scale. (ESA, 2010).
Bennett, K. F., C. M. Hart, & A. M. Ellison. 2010. The effects of nectar production,
anthocyanins, and detritus in Sarracenia purpurea prey capture. (ESA, 2010).
Austin, E., A. M. Ellison, N. Sanders, R. Dunn, & A. Classen. 2011. No effect of temperature on
wood decomposition after one year in the “warm ants” chambers. (22 nd annual Harvard
Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Boynton, P. J., A. Pringle, & A. M. Ellison. 2011. Yeast dispersal in pitcher plants. (22 nd annual
Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Record, S., M. Fitzpatrick, A. M. Ellison, & A. Finley. 2011. Exploring spatial autocorrelation
and spatial random effects in tree species distribution models with the Forest Inventory
and Analysis data. (22nd annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham,
Massachusetts).
Smart, S., D. Foster, A. Scott, A. M. Ellison, & P. Henrys. 2011. Testing causal/correlative chains
in large-scale ecological datasets: development and application of Bayesian hierarchical
path analysis.
(22nd annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham,
Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M. 2011. The ants of Nantucket and the ants of New England – relationships between
local and regional faunas. (11th Northeast Natural History Conference, Albany, NY)
Ellison, A. M., & N. J. Gotell. 2011. Moths, ants, and pitcher-plants. small and large-scale
biogeography of a tri-trophic interaction. (ESA, 2011).
Tang, J., T. Savas, S. Hackley, X. Yang, J. Melillo, S. Pelini, & A. M. Ellison. 2011. How do soil
respiration and its sensitivity to temperature change with different warming experiments?
(ESA, 2011).
Baiser, B., R. S. Ardeshiri, & A. M. Ellison. 2011. Trophic diversity increases ecosystem
functioning in a co-evolved food web. (ESA, 2011).
Pelini, S. L. S. E. Diamond, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, N. J. Sanders, & R. R. Dunn. 2011.
Warm ants: ant responses to warming across northeastern US forests. (ESA, 2011).
Record, S., M. C. Fitzpatrick, A. M. Ellison, & A. O. Finley. 2011. Exploring spatial
autocorrelation and spatial random effects in tree species distribution models with the
forest inventory and analysis data. (ESA, 2011).
Del Toro, I., & A. M. Ellison. 2011. Ant species diversity along an elevational gradient in the
northeastern United States can be used to predict species diversity across a latitudinal
gradient. (ESA, 2011).
Farnsworth, E. J., A. A. Barker Plotkin, & A. M. Ellison. 2012. Seed bank, seed rain, and
vegetation dynamics in Tsuga canadensis stands: reorganization of forests after
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foundation species loss due to logging or simulated attack by Adelges tsugae. (23rd annual
Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Lustenhouwer, M., L. Nicoll, & A. M. Ellison. 2012. Microclimatic effects of the loss of a
foundation species from New England forests. (23 rd annual Harvard Forest Ecology
Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Record, S., A. M. Ellison, M. Fitzpatrick, S. Veloz, & A. Finley. 2012. Random spatial effects
improve projections of tree distribution models hindcasted across eight millennia. (23 rd
annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Record, S., N. Charney, R. M. Zakaria, & A. M. Ellison. Potential geographic distribution of
Rhizophora apiculata Blume under different future climate change and sea level rise
scenarios. (23rd annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Gotelli, N. J., & A. M. Ellison. 2012. Reconciling museum records and ecological surveys in
biogeographic analyses of New England's ant fauna. (ESA, 2012).
Baiser, B., H. L. Buckley, N. J. Gotelli, & A. M. Ellison. 2012. Predicting food-web structure
with metacommunity models. (ESA, 2012).
Ellison, A. M., E. R. Boose, M. Friedl, C. M. Hart, B. S. Lerner, N. Nkongolo, L. J. Osterweil, M.
V. Patel, A. D. Richardson, & J. Tang. 2012. Group projects and group mentorship:
building research teams and building capacity at the Harvard Forest summer research
program in ecology. (ESA, 2012).
Ribbons, R. R., N. J. Sanders, A. M. Ellison, & A. T. Classen. Community and ecosytem
responses to experimental ant and forest manipulations. (ESA, 2012).
Ellison, A. M., & N. J. Gotelli. 2012. Diversity and distribution of ants in New England: linking
museum records and ecological surveys in biogeographic analyses of a regional ant
fauna. (EntSoc, 2012).
Pelini, S. L., S. E. Diamond, L. M. Nichols, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, N. J. Sanders, & R. R.
Dunn. 2012. Warm ants: ant responses to warming in low and high latitude eastern U.S.
Forests. (EntSoc, 2012).
Boose, E., L. Clarke, A. M. Ellison, B. Lerner, & L. Osterweil. 2013. The analytic web. (24th
annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Crone, E., R. Zhang, A. Jäkäläniemi, & A. M. Ellison. How important is “colored” stochasticity
for plant population dynamics? (24th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium,
Petersham, Massachusetts).
Hassabelkrrem, A., & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Applicability of indicator species in long-term
monitoring of ecosystems dynamics - Case of amphibians of Harvard Forest. (24 th annual
Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Record, S., N. Charney, R. M. Zakaria, & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Projecting global mangrove
species and community distributions under climate change. (24 th annual Harvard Forest
Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ribbons, R., A. M. Ellison, N. J. Sanders, & A. T. Classen. 2013. Community and ecosystem
responses to experimental ant and forest manipulations. (24 th annual Harvard Forest
Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Silva, R., C. Brandao, I. Del Toro, & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Ant functional diversity in temperatezone forests: a comparison with Neotropical communities. (24th annual Harvard Forest
Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M., & E. J. Farnsworth. 2013. The ants of Rhode Island: historical records and new
observations. (Northeast Natural History Conference, 2013).
Ellison, A. M., N. J. Gotelli, & M. C. Fitzpatrick. 2013. Forecasting species distributions: lessons
from ants. (Northeast Natural History Conference, 2013).
Baiser, B., N. Whitaker, & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Foundation species in food webs. (ESA, 2013).
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Boose, E. R., B. S. Lerner, L. J. Osterweil, & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Retracing our steps in the
analysis of data. (ESA, 2013).
Ellison, A. M., N. J. Gotelli, N. N. Hsiang, A. B. Maidman, & M. Lavine. 2013. k-tree density
estimation from sparse nearest-neighbor data. (ESA, 2013).
Silva, R. R., I. Del Toro, C. R. F. Brandão, & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Ant functional diversity in
temperate-zone forests: a comparison with Neotropical ants. (ESA, 2013).
Hassabelkreem, A. A., & A. M. Ellison. 2013. Use of indicator species in monitoring
environmental changes: lessons from the past to inform the future. (20 th International
Converence on Environmental Indicators – ICEI 2013).
Jäkäläniemi, A., E. E. Crone, A. Ellison, P. Lesica, & R. Primack. 2013. Delayed costs of
reproduction in long demographic time series in natural plant populations. (5 th
International Orchid Conservation Congress – IOCC 5).
Ellison, A. M., M. Lavine, P. B. Kerson, A. A. Barker Plotkin, & D. A. Orwig. 2014. Building a
foundation: land-use history and dendrochronology reveal temporal dynamics of a Tsuga
canadensis (Pinaceae) forest. (25th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium,
Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M., & J. Kendrick. 2014. Isolating the ecosystem effects of ant community change on
forest ecosystem processes following hemlock loss (25 th annual Harvard Forest Ecology
Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Boose, E., B. Lerner, & A. M. Ellison. 2014. Collecting and visualizing data provenance in R.
(25th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M. 2014. Statistical software and ecology: paths and impediments for scientific
progress and thought. (ESA, 2014).
Miller, K. A., C. Penick, A. Nguyen, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, & S. H. Cahan. 2013. Variation
in worker C:N:P stoichiometry and energy storage across a climate gradient in the
Aphaenogaster rudis species complex. (EntSoc, 2014).
Ellison, A. M. 2014. Foundation species in forests of the Americas. (ILTER-All-Scientists
Meeting of the Americas, 2014).
Buckley, H. L., B. S. Case, & A. M. Ellison. 2015. Using codispersion analysis to quantify forest
spatial pattern. (26th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, Petersham,
Massachusetts).
Ellison, A. M., B. Rose, & M. Patel. 2015. The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in
Ecology: 25 years of synergy with the Harvard Forest LTER. (26th annual Harvard Forest
Ecology Symposium, Petersham, Massachusetts).
Degrassi, A., A. M. Ellison, & N. J. Gotelli. 2015. Effects of hemlock woolly adelgid on small
mammal richness and community assemblages in eastern hemlock forests. (ESA, 2015).
Ellison, A. M., X. Jiang, & M. K. Lau. 2015. The emergence of ecology and the challenges of
modernism. (ESA, 2015).
Lau, M. K., & A. M. Ellison. 2015. Temporal scales of coupled ecosystem processes provide a
benchmark for alternate ecosystem states: photosynthesis and decomposition in a model
micro-ecosystem. (ESA, 2015).
McCabe, T., A. M. Ellison, S. D. Frey, A. R. Contosta, & S. Record. 2015. Ant community level
response to soil warming and nitrogen addition in temperate forests. (ESA, 2015).
Miller, K., C. Penick, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, & S. Helms Cahan. 2015. Variation in C:N:P
stoichiometry across a climate gradient in worker ants of the Aphaenogaster rudis species
complex. (ESA, 2015).
Northrop, A. C., R. K. Brooks, A. M. Ellison, B. A. Ballif, & N. J. Gotelli. 2015. Metaproteomic
survey reveals differences in composition and function between microbial communities
in detritus-enriched and unmanipulated ecosystems. (ESA, 2015).
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Patel, M. B., B. Rose, & A. M. Ellison. Ten years of student gains from undergraduate research at
the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology. (ESA, 2015).
Orwig, D. A., J. A. Aylward, H. L. Buckley, B. S. Case, & A. M. Ellison. 2015. Initial census,
composition, and spatial patterns within the 35 ha ForestGeo plot at Harvard Forest.
(ESA, 2015).
Short courses taught
2005 Bayesian Statistics (week-long course at University of Stockholm)
2011 Ants of New England (week-long course at Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, Maine)
2013 Ants of New England (week-long course at Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, Maine)
2015 Statistics (three-day course Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia)
2015 Spatial Statistics (9-hour short course, University of Duisberg/Essen, Germany)
Invited Seminars
1985 University of Rhode Island
Yale University
1986 Cornell University
Ohio University
1987 Unity College, Maine
Amherst College, Massachusetts
Kyoto University, Japan
1988 Johnson State College, Vermont
University of California, Santa Barbara
1989 University of Cincinnati, Ohio
University of Kentucky
Organización para Estudios Tropicales, Costa Rica
Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania
Universidad de Costa Rica
Southeastern Louisiana University
Brown University, Rhode Island
University of Pennsylvania
1990 Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts
Skidmore College, New York
University of South Florida, Tampa
Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania (Sigma Xi lecture)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1991 Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia
Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts (Sigma Xi lecture)
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Brown University, Rhode Island
1992 Vassar College
Harvard University
1994 Harvard Forest, Harvard University
University of New Hampshire
Wellesley College
Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Caracas, Venezuela
1995 University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Bose Institute, Calcutta, India
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1996
1997
1998
1999
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
University of Capetown, South Africa
Five College Coastal & Marine Science Colloquium (Mt. Holyoke College)
Tufts University
University of Maryland, College Park
Brown University
University of New Hampshire
University of Vermont
Eastern Connecticut State University
New England Botanical Club
Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Louisiana State University
Mount Holyoke College
University of Mississippi
New England College
University of Florida, Gainesville
Appalachian State University
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Harvard Forest, Harvard University
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Harvard Forest, Harvard University
Harvard University, Dept. of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
University of Pennsylvania
University of Massachusetts (Biostatistics course)
Kellogg Biological Station (Eminent Ecologist)
Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory/LTER
University of Tennessee
University of Massachusetts (Biostatistics course)
Brown University (Experimental Design course)
Howard University
Delaware State University
Ohio State University, Mathematical Biosciences Institute (presenter in workshop on
uncertainty in ecological analysis)
University of Massachusetts (Biostatistics course)
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Johnson C. Smith University
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Livingstone College
University of California, Davis (Research seminar; Workshop on Bayesian statistics)
Brown University (Workshop on Bayesian statistics)
Northern Arizona University (Workshop on Bayesian statistics)
University of Texas – Pan-American
University of Texas – El Paso
University of Florida – Gainesville
University of Miami (Distinguished Visiting Professor)
Massachusetts Audubon Society Staff Natural History Conference (keynote)
Mount Holyoke College
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2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
University of Massachusetts (Department of Natural Resources and Conservation)
University of Massachusetts (Department of Statistics)
University of Massachusetts (Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Science)
Ecosystem Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
University of Minnesota (Department of Plant Biology)
Michigan Technological University
Howard University
Boston University (Department of Studio Art)
Cambridge Entomological Club
Harvard University Center for the Environment (Biodiversity, Ecology & Global Change
lecture series)
University of Rhode Island (Ledermann Lecture in Natural History & Conservation
Biology)
Northeastern University
Bennington College
Athol Public Library
Cornell University
Boston University
Arizona State University (EU Workshop on Community Genetics of Foundation Species)
Coolidge Corner Theater (Science on Screen series, introduction to Little Shop of
Horrors)
Lincoln University (Missouri)
Rhode Island College
Eagle Hill Institute (Maine)
University of Massachusetts at Boston
Brown University
Florida State University
Arnold Arboretum (Harvard University)
Harvard Museum of Natural History
New England Wild Flower Society
Dartmouth College (Department of Biology)
Dartmouth College (Institute for Lifelong Education)
Tel Hai College, Israel
Israel Academy of Sciences - HaMaarag Symposium
Ramat Hanadiv, Israel
Eagle Hill Institute (Maine)
Chinese Forestry Academy (Beijing, China)
Beijing Forestry University (Beijing, China)
South China Agricultural University (Guangzhou, China)
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (Yunnan, China)
Kunming Institute of Zoology (Kunming, China)
Lyndon State College (Vermont)
Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Biennial Research Conference (keynote)
Yale University (Ostrom Natural History Lecture Series)
Yale University (Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies)
University of Vermont
Garden Club of the Back Bay (Boston)
University of Illinois (RCN Forecast Workshop / Advanced Software for Ecological
Forecasting)
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2015
2016
Bowling Green State University
Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg (Department of Biometry & Environmental
Systems Analysis)
University of Duisburg-Essen (Faculty of Biology / Department of Geology)
Bedford (New Hampshire) Garden Club
University of New Hampshire
Harvard University Herbaria
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Amazonia – Leticia, Colombia
University of Copenhagen, Natural History Museum of Denmark
Linnean Centre for Plant Biology, Uppsala
Ohio State University
Yale University
Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies
Yale Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Program in Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation
Drexel University
Bryn Mawr College
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (in order of year of completion)
M.Sc. / M.A. Students
Melissa Iszard-Crowley, Department of Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College (1992)
Kelley Sullivan, Harvard Extension School, Harvard University (2005)
Grace Barber, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts (2014)
Ph.D. Students
Sydne Record, Graduate Program in Plant Sciences, University of Massachusetts (2010)
Israel Del Toro, Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of
Massachusetts (2014)
Ahmed A. Hassabelkreem Siddig, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of
Massachusetts (2015)
Ph.D. Committees & External Examiner
Fabian Menalled, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, (1996)
Gaurab Gangopadhyay, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, India (1997)
Sangita Basu, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, India (1998)
Rochelle Christian, Ecosystems Research Center, Australian National University (1999)
Avril L. de la Cretaz, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, (2000)
Deirdre Joy, Department of Zoology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont (2001)
Jennifer Bowen, Department of Biology, Boston University (2005)
Julie Richburg, Department of Natural Resource Conservation, University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, (2005)
Suzette Stephens, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, University of Massachusetts,
Amherst (2005)
Kristin N. Metcalfe, Faculty of Education, Health and Science, Charles Darwin University,
Darwin, NT, Australia (2007)
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Primrose Boynton, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
(2012)
Virginia Schutte, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens (2014)
Zafar Farroqui, Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology, University of Karachi, Pakistan (2013)
Lenora Bittleston, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
(current)
Kadeem Gilbert, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
(current)
Scott Schneider, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst (current)
Post-doctoral fellows (all at Harvard Forest)
Jim Karagatzides (2006-2008) [now at Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario]
Matthew Fitzpatrick (2008-2009) [now at University of Maryland Center for Environmental
Science, Frostburg, Maryland]
Shannon Pelini (2009-2012) [now at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio]
Sydne Record (2010-2012) [now at Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia]
Benjamin Baiser (2009-2013) [now at University of Florida, Gainesville]
Matthew Lau (2014-current)
Professional service
Ecological Society of America:
1992: Annual Meeting, session chair
1992; 1997: Annual Meeting, judge: Buell/Braun Award for best paper/poster presented
by a graduate student
1994-1995: Appointed member, Ad-hoc Committee on Communication in the Electronic
Age; Chair, Subcommittee on Data Archiving
1995: Annual Meeting, Symposium Organizer: “Bayesian Inference in Ecological
Research and Environmental Decision-making”
1995-1997: Chair, Statistical Ecology Section
1995-1997: Member, Annual Meeting program committee
1995-1997: Member, ESA Council
1995-1996: Member, Organizing committee: State-of-the-art workshop on ecological
resource monitoring, change and trend detection (a joint project of the Ecological
Society of America, the American Statistical Association, and the office of the
Sustainable Biosphere Initiative)
1995-1998: Appointed member, Ad-hoc Committee on Ecological Data Archiving; Chair
1996-1998.
1999-2001: Member, Mercer Award Committee
2000: Annual Meeting, Symposium Organizer: “Carnivorous Plants as Model Ecological
Systems”
2003-2006: Member, Publications Committee
2006: Annual Meeting, Symposium Organizer: “What makes an ecological icon?”
2009: Annual Meeting, judge. E.C. Pielou Award for statistical paper presented by a
graduate student
2011-2012: Centennial Committee
2012: Annual Meeting, Organized Oral Session Organizer: “From books to barcodes:
challenges and opportunities of next-generation field guides for ecologists,
students, and educators”
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2013: Annual Meeting, Symposium Co-organizer: “There and back again: standards for
replication in long-term research, and integrating field and database perspectives
in future management”
Association for Tropical Biology
1996: Annual Meeting, Symposium Co-organizer: “Thinking Globally and Working
Globally – Ecological Insights from Inter-regional Studies”
1997: Member, annual meeting program committee; Chair, symposium selection
committee.
Society for Ecological Restoration
1999: Annual Meeting, Symposium Organizer: “Restoration of Mangrove Ecosystems”
Other national and international service
1992: Organizer and chair, 1992 meeting of the Population Biologists of New England
1992-1993: Member, Executive Committee America's Academic Future (an NSFsponsored project of Presidential Faculty Fellows, Presidential Young
Investigators, and National Young Investigators to remake America's academic
culture)
January 1994: Invited panelist, 139th Meeting of the NAS Committee on Science,
Engineering and Public Policy (Graduate Education Project)
February 1994: Invited participant, NSF Second Annual Invitational Conference on
Reform in Mathematics and Science Education
April 2003: External reviewer (Chair), Department of Biology, Franklin & Marshall
University.
September 2005: External reviewer, Department of Biology, Bard College.
March 2007: Expert panelist (mangroves), IUCN Global Marine Species Assessment.
February 2009: member, NSF team reviewing the National Center for Ecological
Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS).
2013-2014: Member, NSF task-force on the next generation LTER network office
2013-2016: Member, LTER Network Information System Advisory Committee (NISAC)
February 2015: External reviewer, Department of Biology, Bowdoin College
Manuscript and grant reviews (last 2 years only)
Nature
Northeastern Naturalist
Rhodora
National Science Foundation, panelist and reviewer of grant proposals
Oxford University Press
Princeton University Press
Community service
1995-2001: Occasional pro bono consultant to the South Hadley Conservation Commission
1999-2001: Discussion leader, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, Millenial series.
2001-2002: Appointed Commissioner, Holyoke Conservation Commission
2002-2005: Member, Land Protection Committee, Mt. Grace Land Conservation Trust
2005-2010: Chair, Open Space Committee, Town of Royalston, Massachusetts
2002-present: Appointed Commissioner, Royalston Conservation Commission
Memberships
Botanical Society of America
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Ecological Society of America
New England Botanical Club
Languages
Spanish (reading, writing, speaking)
Hebrew (reading, writing, speaking)
French (reading, writing)
Latin (reading)
Mandarin (basic reading, writing, speaking)
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