Ecology, Evolution & Conservation
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Mark Vellend's Publications

Ecology Letters


Ecology Letters

HARRISON, S., VELLEND, M. & DAMSCHEN, E.I. 2010. ‘Structured’ beta diversity increases with climatic productivity in a classic dataset. Ecosphere, in press.

ANDERSON, M.J., CRIST, T.O., CHASE, J.M., VELLEND, M., INOUYE, B.D., FREESTONE, A.L., SANDERS, N.J., CORNELL, H.V., COMITA, L.S., DAVIES, K.F., HARRISON, S.P., KRAFT, N.J.B., STEGEN, J.C., SWENSON, N.G. 2010. Navigating the multiple meanings of beta diversity: a roadmap for the practicing ecologist. Ecology Letters, in press, PDF.

BJORKMAN, A.D. & VELLEND, M. 2010. Defining historical baselines for conservation: Ecological changes since European settlement on Vancouver Island, Canada. Conservation Biology 24:1559-1568. PDF.

VELLEND, M. 2010. Conceptual synthesis in community ecology. Quarterly Review of Biology 85:183-206. PDF
Reviewed in Faculty of 1000 as a "must read" (link here)

VELLEND, M., CORNWELL, W.K., MAGNUSON-FORD, K. & MOOERS, A.O. 2010 (in press). Measuring phylogenetic biodiversity. pp. 193-206 in: A.E. Magurran & B.J. McGill, eds., Biological diversity: frontiers in measurement and assessment. Oxford University Press.

VELLEND, M., DRUMMOND E.B.M. & TOMIMATSU, H. 2010. Effects of genotype identity and diversity on the invasiveness and invasibility of plant populations. Oecologia 162:371-381 PDF

TOMIMATSU, H., KEPHART, S.R & VELLEND, M. 2009. Phylogeography of Camassia quamash in western North America: postglacial colonization and transport by indigenous peoples. Molecular Ecology 18:3918-3928 PDF

RICHARDSON, D.M., HELLMANN, J.J., MCLACHLAN, J.S., SAX, D.F., SCHWARTZ, M.W., GONZALEZ, P., BRENNAN, E.J., CAMACHO, A., ROOT, T.L., SALA, O.E., SCHNEIDER, S.H., ASHE, D.M., CLARK, J.R., EARLY, R., ETTERSON, J.R., FIELDER, D., GILL, J.L., MINTEER, B.A., POLASKY, S., SAFFORD, H.D., THOMPSON, A.R. & VELLEND, M. 2009. Multidimensional evaluation of managed relocation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106:9721-9724 PDF
Some news stories about this: CBC, US News, UK Daily Telegraph, see also Working Group Website

LILLEY, P.L. & VELLEND, M. 2009. Negative native-exotic diversity relationship in oak savannas explained by human influence and climate. Oikos 118:1373-1382 PDF

VELLEND, M., DRUMMOND, E.B.M. & MUIR, J.L. 2009. Ecological differentiation among genotypes of dandelions (Taraxacum officinale). Weed Science 57:410-416. PDF

JOHNSON, M.T.J., VELLEND, M. & STINCHCOMBE, J.R. 2009. Evolution in plant populations as a driver of ecological changes in arthropod communities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 364:1593-1605. PDF

VELLEND, M. & ORROCK, J.L. 2009. Genetic and ecological models of diversity: lessons across disciplines. pp. 439-461 in: J. B. Losos & R. E. Ricklefs, eds., The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited (Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ). PDF - you need Acrobat Reader 9 (free) to read this (not sure why)

VELLEND, M., BJORKMAN, A.D. & McCONCHIE, A. 2008. Environmentally biased fragmentation of oak savanna habitat on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Biological Conservation 141:2576-2584. PDF

VELLEND, M. & LITRICO, I. 2008. Sex and space destabilize intransitive competition within and between species. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275:1857-1864. PDF

VELLEND, M. 2008. Effects of diversity on diversity: consequences of competition and facilitation. Oikos 117:1075-1085. PDF

URBAN, M.C., LEIBOLD, M.A., AMARASEKARE, P., DE MEESTER, L., GOMULKIEWICZ, R., HOCHBERG, M.E., KLAUSMEIER, C.A., LOEUILLE, N., DE MAZANCOURT, C., NORBERG, J., PANTEL, J.H., STRAUSS, S.Y., VELLEND, M. & WADE, M.J. 2008. The evolutionary ecology of metacommunities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23:311-317. PDF

HUGHES, A.R., INOUYE, B.D., JOHNSON, M.T.J., UNDERWOOD, N. & VELLEND, M. 2008. Ecological consequences of genetic diversity. Ecology Letters 11:609-623. PDF

VAN DER VEKEN, S., HERMY, M., VELLEND, M., KNAPPEN, A. & VERHEYEN, K. 2008. Garden plants get a head start on climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6:212-216. PDF (Coverage in Nature Reports Climate Change)

VELLEND, M., LILLEY, P.L, STARZOMSKI, B.M. 2008. Using subsets of species in biodiversity surveys. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:161-169. PDF

COUVREUR, M., VERHEYEN, K., VELLEND, M., LAMOOT, I., COSYNS, E., HOFFMAN, M. & HERMY, M. 2008. Modeling epizoochorous seed dispersal based on field data. Basic and Applied Ecology 9:204-212. PDF

VELLEND, M., HARMON, L.J., LOCKWOOD, J.L., MAYFIELD, M.M., HUGHES, A.R., WARES, J.P., & SAX, D.F. 2007. Effects of exotic species on evolutionary diversification. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22:481-488. PDF (Coverage in New York Times)

VELLEND, M., VERHEYEN, K., FLINN, K.M. + 11 others. 2007. Homogenization of forest plant communities and weakening of species-environment relationships via agricultural land use. Journal of Ecology 95:565–573. PDF

VELLEND, M., KNIGHT, T.M. & DRAKE, J.M. 2006. Antagonistic effects of seed dispersal and herbivory on plant migration. Ecology Letters 9: 319-326. PDF

VELLEND, M., VERHEYEN, K., JACQUEMYN, H., KOLB, A., VAN CALSTER, H., PETERKEN, G. & HERMY, M. 2006. Extinction debt persists for more than a century following habitat fragmentation. Ecology 87:542-548. PDF.

VELLEND, M. 2006. The consequences of genetic diversity in competitive communities. Ecology, 87:304-311. PDF.

VERHEYEN, K., FASTENAEKELS, I., VELLEND, M., DE KEERSMAEKER, L. & HERMY, M. 2006. Landscape factors and regional differences in recovery rates of herb layer richness in Flanders (Belgium). Landscape Ecology 21:1109-1118. PDF.

SRIVASTAVA, D.S. & VELLEND, M. 2005. Biodiversity-ecosystem function research: is it relevant to conservation? Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 36:267-294. PDF.

VELLEND, M., HUGHES, A.R., GROSBERG, R.K. & HOLT, R.D. 2005. Introduction: insights into evolution. pp. 135-137 in: D.F. Sax, J.J. Stachowicz & S.D. Gaines, eds. Species invasions: insights into ecology, evolution, and biogeography (Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA). PDF

VELLEND, M. & GEBER, M.A. 2005. Connections between species diversity and genetic diversity. Ecology Letters 8: 767-781. PDF

VELLEND, M. 2005b. Species diversity and genetic diversity: parallel processes and correlated patterns. American Naturalist 166: 199-215. PDF (Coverage in Current Biology).

FLINN, K.M. & VELLEND, M. 2005. Recovery of forest plant communities in post-agricultural landscapes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3:243-250 PDF .

VELLEND, M. 2005a. Land-use history and plant performance in populations of Trillium grandiflorum. Biological Conservation 124: 217-224 PDF.

FLINN, K.M., VELLEND, M. & MARKS, P.L. 2005. Environmental causes and consequences of forest clearance and agricultural abandonment in central New York, USA. Journal of Biogeography 32: 439-452 PDF.

VERHEYEN, K., VELLEND, M., VAN CALSTER, H., PETERKEN, G.F. & HERMY, M. 2004. Metapopulation dynamics in changing landscapes: a new spatially realistic model for forest plants. Ecology 85: 3302-3312 PDF.

VELLEND, M. 2004b. Parallel effects of land-use history on species diversity and genetic diversity of forest herbs. Ecology 85: 3043-3055. PDF

MYERS, J.A., VELLEND, M., GARDESCU, S. & MARKS, P.L. 2004. Seed dispersal by white-tailed deer: implications for long-distance dispersal and migration of plants in eastern North America. Oecologia 139: 35-44. PDF

VELLEND, M. 2004a. Metapopulation dynamics following habitat loss and recovery: forest herbs in ancient and recent forests. pp. 163-177 in O. Honnay, K. Verheyen, B. Bossuyt, and M. Hermy, eds. Forest biodiversity: Lessons from history for conservation (CABI Publishing, New York). PDF

VELLEND, M. 2003b. Island biogeography of genes and species. American Naturalist 162: 358-365. PDF

VELLEND, M. 2003a. Habitat loss inhibits recovery of plant diversity as forests regrow. Ecology 84:1158-1164. PDF

VELLEND, M., MYERS, J.A., GARDESCU, S. & MARKS, P.L. 2003. Dispersal of Trillium seeds by deer: implications for long distance migration of forest herbs. Ecology 84: 1067-1072. PDF (Coverage in the Cornell Chronicle).

VELLEND, M. 2002. A pest and an invader: White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus Zimm.) as a seed dispersal agent for honeysuckle shrubs (Lonicera L.). Natural Areas Journal 22:230-234. PDF

VELLEND, M. 2001. Do commonly-used indices of beta diversity measure species turnover? Journal of Vegetation Science 12: 545-552. PDF

VELLEND, M., LECHOWICZ, M.J. & WATERWAY, M.J. 2000a. Environmental distribution of four Carex species (Cyperaceae) in an old-growth forest. American Journal of Botany 87: 1507-1516. PDF

VELLEND, M., LECHOWICZ, M.J. & WATERWAY, M.J. 2000b. Germination and establishment of forest sedges (Carex, Cyperaceae): tests for home-site advantage and effects of leaf litter. American Journal of Botany 87: 1517-1525. PDF

LECKIE, S., VELLEND, M., BELL, G., WATERWAY, M.J. & LECHOWICZ, M.J. 2000. The seed bank in an old-growth, temperate deciduous forest. Canadian Journal of Botany 78: 181-192. PDF

VELLEND, M. & WATERWAY, M.J. 1999. Geographic patterns in the genetic diversity of a northern sedge, Carex rariflora. Canadian Journal of Botany 77: 269-278. PDF


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