[*Uriarte lab Student or ¥Postdoctoral researcher lead author or co-author]


Umaña et al., Demographic trade-offs and functional shifts in a hurricane-impacted tropical forest. Annals of Botany. PDF

Bogdziewicz et al., Linking seed size and number to trait syndromes in trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography. PDF


¥Smith-Martin, et al., Hydraulic traits are not robust predictors of tree species stem growth during a severe drought in a wet tropical forest. Functional Ecology. PDF

¥Vargas G., G., et al., Leaf habit affects the distribution of drought sensitivity but not water transport efficiency in the tropics. Ecology Letters. PDF

*Quebbeman, A. W., D.N. L. Menge, G. Arellano, J. Hall, T. E. Wood, J. K. Zimmerman, & M. Uriarte. A Severe Hurricane Increases Carbon Dioxide and Methane Fluxes and Triples Nitrous Oxide Emissions in a Tropical Forest. Ecosystems. PDF

Martinuzzi, S. et al. Patterns and controls on island-wide aboveground biomass accumulation in second-growth forests of Puerto Rico. Biotropica. PDF

*¥Piffer, P. R., L. R. Tambosi, & M. Uriarte. Achieving sustainable water and land use systems in highly developed tropical landscapes. Environmental Research Letters. PDF

Qiu et al. Limits to reproduction and seed size-number trade-offs that shape forest dominance and future recovery. Nature Communications. PDF

¥Smith-Martin et al. Hurricanes increase tropical forest vulnerability to drought. New Phytologist. PDF

Kambach et al. Consistency of demographic trade-offs across 13 sub tropical forests. Journal of Ecology. PDF

*Hall J., M. School, Y. Gorokhovich, and M. Uriarte. Forest cover lessens the impact of drought on streamflow in Puerto Rico. Hydrological Processes. PDF

Journé, V et al. Globally, tree fecundity exceeds productivity gradients. Ecology Letters. PDF

*¥Piffer, P. R., M. R. Rosa, L. R. Tambosi, J. P. Metzger & M. Uriarte. Turnover rates of regenerated forests challenge restoration efforts in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Environmental Research Letters. PDF




Needham, J.F. et al. Demographic composition, not demographic diversity, predicts biomass and turnover across temperate and tropical forests. Global Change Biology. PDF

Piponiot, C. et al. Distribution of biomass dynamics in relation to tree size in forests across the world. New Phytologist. PDF


*Poorter, L. et al. Functional recovery of secondary tropical forests. PNAS. PDF

*¥Piffer, P. R., A. Calaboni, M. R. Rosa, N. B. Schwartz, L. R. Tambosi & M. Uriarte. Ephemeral forest regeneration limits carbon sequestration potential in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Global Change Biology. PDF

Scott, E. R., M. Uriarte & E. M. Bruna. Delayed effects of climate on vital rates lead to demographic divergence in Amazonian forest fragments. Global Change Biology. PDF

Leitold, V., D. C. Morton, S. Martinuzzi, I. Paynter, M. Uriarte, M. Keller, A. Ferraz, B. D. Cook, L. A. Corp & G. González. Tracking the rates and mechanisms of canopy damage and recovery following hurricane Maria using multitemporal Lidar data. Ecosystems. PDF

Qiu, T. et al. Is there tree senescence? The fecundity evidence. PNAS. PDF


*¥Piffer, P. R., L. R. Tambosi, S. F. B. Ferraz, J. P. Metzger & M. Uriarte. Native forest cover safeguards stream water quality under a changing climate. Ecological Applications. PDF

*Quebbeman, A. W., R. Davis, J. Thompson, J. Zimmerman & M. Uriarte. Percolation threshold analyses can detect community assembly processes in simulated and natural tree communities. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. PDF

*Quebbeman, A. W., D. N. L. Menge, J. Zimmerman & M. Uriarte. Topography and tree species improve estimates of spatial variation in soil greenhouse gas fluxes in a subtropical forest. Ecosystems. PDF

*Valero, N. N. H., P. Prist & M. Uriarte. Environmental and socioeconomic risk factors for visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis in São Paulo, Brazil. Science of Total Environment. PDF

Blundo, C. et al. Taking the pulse of Earth’s tropical forests using networks of highly distributed plots. Biological Conservation. PDF

Heilpern, S.A., R. DeFries, K. Fiorella, A.S. Flecker, S.A. Sethi, M. Uriarte & S. Naeem. Declining diversity of wild-caught species puts dietary nutrient supplies at risk. Science Advances. PDF


Zhong, Y. J. et al. Arbuscular mycorrhizal trees influence the latitudinal beta-diversity gradient of tree communities in forests worldwide. Nature Communications. PDF

Wills, C., B. Wang, S. Fang, Y. Wang, Y. Jin, J. Lutz, J. Thompson, K.E. Harms, S. Pulla, B. Pasion, S. Germain, H. Liu, J. Smokey, S. Su, N. Butt, C. Chu, G. Chuyong, C. Chang-Yang, H. S. Dattaraja, S. Davies, S. Ediriweera, S. Esufali, C.D. Fletcher, N. Gunatilleke, S. Gunatilleke, C. Hsieh, F. He, S. Hubbell, Z. Hao, A. Itoh, D. Kenfack, B. Li, X. Li, K. Ma, M. Morecroft, X. Mi, Y. Malhi, P. Ong, L.J. Rodriguez, H.S. Suresh, I.F. Sun, R. Sukumar, S. Tan, D. Thomas, M. Uriarte, X. Wang, X. Wang, T.L. Yao, J. Zimmermann. Interactions between all pairs of neighboring trees in 16 forests worldwide reveal details of unique ecological processes in each forest, and provide windows into their evolutionary histories. PLOS Computational Biology. PDF

Heilpern, S.A., K. Fiorella, C. Cañas, A.S. Flecker, L. Moya, S. Naeem, S.A. Sethi,  M. Uriarte & R. DeFries. Substitution of inland fisheries with aquaculture and chicken undermines human nutrition in the Peruvian Amazon. Nature Food. PDF

Tang, C., M. Uriarte, H. Jin, D.C Morton & T. Zheng. Large-scale, image-based tree species mapping in a tropical forest using artificial perceptual learning. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. PDF

Davies, S. J. et al. ForestGEO: Understanding forest diversity and dynamics through a global observatory network. Biological Conservation. PDF


*Schwartz, N. B., X. Feng, R. Muscarella, N. G. Swenson, M. N. Umaña, J. K. Zimmerman & M. Uriarte. Topography and traits modulate tree performance and drought response in a tropical forest. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. PDF

Zimmerman, J. K., T. E. Wood, G. Gonzalez, A. Ramirez, W. L. Silver, M. Uriarte, M. R. Willig, R. B. Waide & A. E. Lugo. Disturbance and resilience in the Luquillo Experimental Forest. Biological Conservation. PDF

Rao, M. P., E. R. Cook, B. I. Cook, R. D. D’Arrigo, J. G. Palmer, U. Lall, C. A. Woodhouse, B. M. Buckley, M. Uriarte, D. A. Bishop, J. Jian & P. J. Webster. Seven centuries of reconstructed Brahmaputra River discharge demonstrate underestimated high discharge and flood hazard frequency. Nature Communications. PDF

*Schwartz, N. B., T. M. Aide, J. Graesser, H. R. Grau & M. Uriarte. Reversals of reforestation across Latin America limit climate mitigation potential of tropical forests. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. PDF

*Muscarella, R. et. al. The global abundance of tree palms. Global Ecology and Biogeography. PDF


Xu, H., M. Detto, S. Fang, R. L. Chazdon, Y. Li, B. C. H. Hau, G. A. Fischer, G. D. Weiblen, J. A. Hogan, J. K. Zimmerman, M. Uriarte, J. Thompson, J. Lian, K. Cao, D. Kenfack, A. Alonso, P. Bissiengou, H. R. Memiaghe, R. Valencia, S. L. Yap, S. J. Davies, X. Mi & T. L. Yao. Soil nitrogen concentration mediates the relationship between leguminous trees and neighbor diversity in tropical forests. Communications Biology. PDF

Zambrano, J., N. G. Beckman, P. Marchand, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, J. K. Zimmerman, M. Umaña & N. G. Swenson. The scale dependency of trait-based tree neighborhood models. Journal of Vegetation Science. PDF

McDowell, N. G., C. D. Allen, K. Anderson-Teixeira, B. H. Aukema, B. Bond-Lamberty, L. Chini, J. S. Clark, M. Dietze, C. Grossiord, A. Hanbury-Brown, G. C. Hurtt, R. B. Jackson, D. J. Johnson, L. Kueppers, J. W. Lichstein, K. Ogle, B. Poulter, T. A. M. Pugh, R. Seidl, M. G. Turner, M. Uriarte, A. P Walker & C. Xu. Pervasive shifts in forest dynamics in a changing world. Science. PDF


*Hall, J., R. Muscarella, A. Quebbeman, G. Arellano, J. Thompson, J. K. Zemmerman & M. Uriarte. Hurricane-induced rainfall is a stronger predictor of tropical forest damage in Puerto Rico than maximum wind speeds. Scientific Reports. PDF


Umaña, M. N., G. Arellano, J. Forero-Montaña, C. J. Nytch, N. G. Swenson, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte & J. K. Zemmerman. Large- and small-seeded species have contrasting functional neighborhoods in a subtropical forest. Ecosphere. PDF


*Valero, N. N. H. & M. Uriarte. Environmental and socioeconomic risk factors associated with visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis: a systematic review. Parasitology Research. PDF

*Khalyani, A. H., W. A. Gould, M. J. Falkowski, R. Muscarella, M. Uriarte & F. Yousef. Climate Change increases potential plant species richness on Puerto Rican uplands. Climatic Change. PDF

*Muscarella, R., S. Kolyaie, D. C. Morton, J. K. Zimmerman, M. Uriarte. Effects of topography on tropical forest structure depend on climate context. Journal of Ecology. PDF

Chen, Y., M. Uriarte, S. J. Wright and S. Yu. Effects of neighborhood trait composition on tree survival differ between drought and postdrought periods. Ecology. PDF

Brooks, M. E., K. Kristensen, M. R. Darrigo, P. Rubim, M. Uriarte, E. Bruna and B. M. Bolker. Statistical modeling of patterns in annual reproductive rates. Ecology. PDF

*Schwartz, N. B., A. M. Budsock and M. Uriarte. Fragmentation, forest structure, and topography modulate impacts of drought in a tropical forest landscape. Ecology. PDF

*Poorter, L., D. M. A. Rozendaal, F. Bongers, J. S. Almeida-Cortez, A. M. A. Zambrano, F. S. Alvarez, J. L. Andrade, L. F. A. Villa, P. Balvanera, J. M. Becknell, T. V. Bentos, R. Bhaskar, V. Boukili, P. H. S. Brancalion, E. N. Broadbent, R. G. Cesar, J. Chave, R. L. Chazdon, G. D. Colletta, D. Craven, B. H. J. Jong, J. S. Denslow, D. H. Dent, S. J. DeWalt, E. D. García, J. M. Dupuy, S. M. Durán, M. M. Espírito-Santo, M. C. Fandiño, G. W. Fernandes, B. Finegan, V. G. Moser, J. S. Hall, J. L. Hernández-Stefanoni, C. C. Jakovac, A. B. Junqueira,
D. Kennard, E. Lebrija-Trejos, S. G. Letcher, M. Lohbeck, O. R. Lopez, E. Marín-Spiotta, M. Martínez-Ramos, S. V. Martins, P. E. S. Massoca, J. A. Meave, R. Mesquita, F. Mora, V. S. Moreno, S. C. Müller, R. Muñoz, R. Muscarella, S. N. O. Neto, Y. R. F. Nunes, S. Ochoa-Gaona , H. Paz, M. Peña-Claros, D. Piotto, J. Ruíz, L. Sanaphre-Villanueva, A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, N. B. Schwartz, M. K. Steininger, W. W. Thomas , M. Toledo, M. Uriarte, L. P. Utrera, M. van Breugel, M. T. van der Sande , H. van der Wal, M. D. M. Veloso, H. F. M. Vester, I. C. G. Vieira, P. M. Villa, G. B. Williamson, S. J. Wright, K. J. Zanini, J. K. Zimmerman and M. Westoby. Wet and dry tropical forests show opposite successional pathways in wood density but converge over time. Nature Ecology & Evolution. PDF


Uriarte, M., J. Thompson and J. Zimmerman. Hurricane Maria tripled stem breaks and doubled tree mortality relative to other major storms. Nature Communications. PDF


Umana, M. N., J. Forero-Montana, C. J. Nytch, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, J. Zimmerman and N. G. Swenson. Dry conditions and disturbance promote liana seedling survival and abundance. Ecology. PDF

Rozendaal, D. M. A., F. Bongers, T. M. Aide, E. Alvarez-Dávila, N. Ascarrunz, P. Balvanera, J. Becknell, T. Bentos, P. H. S. Brancalion, G. A. L. Cabral, S. Calvo-Rodriguez, J. Chave, R. G. César, R. L. Chazdon, R. Condit, J. S. Dallinga, J. S. Almeida-Cortez, B. Jong, A. Oliveira, J. S. Denslow, D. H. Dent, S. J. DeWalt, J. M. Dupuy, S. M. Durán, L. P. Dutrieux, M. M. Espírito-Santo, M. C. Fandino, G. W. Fernandes, B. Finegan, H. García, N. Gonzalez, V. G. Moser, J. S. Hall, J. L. Hernández-Stefanoni, S. Hubbell, C. C. Jakovac, A. J. Hernández, A. B. Junqueira, D. Kennard, D. Larpin, S. G. Letcher, J. Licona, E. Lebrija-Trejos, E. Marín-Spiotta, M. Martínez-Ramos, P. E. S. Massoca, J. A. Meave, R. C. G. Mesquita, F. Mora, S. C. Müller, R. Muñoz, S. N. O. Neto, N. Norden, Y. R. F. Nunes, S. Ochoa-Gaona, E. Ortiz-Malavassi, R. Ostertag, M. Peña-Claros, E. A. Pérez-García, D. Piotto, J. S. Powers, J. Aguilar-Cano, S. Rodriguez-Buritica, J. Rodríguez-Velázquez, M. A. Romero, J. Ruíz, A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, A. S. Almeida, W. L. Silver, N. B. Schwartz, W. W. Thomas, M. Toledo, M. Uriarte, E. V. S. Sampaio, M. Breugel, H. der Wal, S. V. Martins, M. D. M. Veloso, H. F. M. Vester, A. Vicentini, I. C. G. Vieira, P. Villa, G. B. Williamson, K. J. Zanini, J. Zimmerman and L. Poorter. Biodiversity recovery of Neotropical secondary forests. Science Advances. PDF

Bragion E. F. A., G. A. O. Coelho, F. F. Siqueira,  M. Uriarte and E. Berg. Sharp differentiation on the performance of plant functional groups across natural edges. Journal of Plant Ecology. PDF


Strassburg, B., B. Hawthorne, R. Crouzeilles, A. Iribarrem, F. Barros, M. Ferreira de Siqueira, A. Sánchez Tapia, A. Balmford, J. Boelsums, P. Brancalion, E. Broadbent, R. Chazdon, A. Oliveira Filho, T. Gardner, A. Gordon, A. Latawiec, R. Loyola, J.P. Metzger, M. Mills, H. Possingham, R. Ribeiro Rodrigues, C. A. de Mattos Scaramuzza, F. Scarano, L. Tambosi, and M. Uriarte. Strategic approaches to restoring ecosystems can triple conservation gains and halve costs. Nature Ecology & Evolution. PDF


Zambrano, J., W. Fagan, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, J. K. Zimmerman, M. N. Umaña and N. G. Swenson. 2018. Tree crown overlap improves predictions of the functional neighborhood effects on tree survival and growth. Journal of Ecology. PDF

*¥Calaboni, A., L. R. Tambosi, A. T. Igari, J. Farinaci, J. Metzger, and M. Uriarte. 2018. The forest transition in Sao Paulo, Brazil: Historical patterns and putative drivers. Ecology & Society. PDF

*¥Comita, L., M. Uriarte, J. Forero-Montaña, W. J. Kress, N. Swenson, J. Thompson, M. Umaña, and J. K.  Zimmerman. 2018. Changes in phylogenetic community structure of the seedling layer following hurricane disturbance in a human-impacted tropical forest. Forests. PDF

Hogan, J.A., J. K. Zimmerman, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, N. G. Swenson, R. Condit, S. Hubbell, D. J. Johnson, I. F. Sun, C. Chang-Yang, S. Su,, P. Ong, L. Rodriguez, C. C. Monoy, S. Yap, and S. L. Davies. 2018. The frequency of cyclonic wind storms shapes tropical forest dynamism and functional trait dispersion. Forests. PDF

Uriarte, M. and D. L. Menge. 2018. Variation between individuals fosters regional species coexistence. Ecology Letters. PDF


Rao, M.P., E. R. Cook, B. I. Cook, J. Palmer, M. Uriarte, N. Devineni, U. Lall, R. D. D’Arrigo, C. A. Woodhouse, M. Ahmed, M. Usama Zafar, N. Khan, A. Khan, and M. Wahab. 2018. Six Centuries of Upper Indus Basin Streamflow Variability and Its Climatic Drivers. Water Resources Research. PDF

¥Fortunel, C., J. R. Lasky, M. Uriarte, R. Valencia, S. J. Wright, N. C. Garwood, and N. J.B. Kraft. 2018. Topography and neighborhood crowding can interact to shape species growth and coexistence in a hyper-diverse Amazonian forest. Ecology. PDF

Johnson, DJ, J. Needham, C. Xu, E. C. Massoud, S. Davies, K. Anderson-Teixeira, N. Brokaw, S. Bunyavejchewin, C. Chang-Yang, J. Chiang, G. Chuyong, R. Condit, S. Cordell, C. Fletcher, C. Giardina, N. Gunatilleke, S. Gunatilleke, C. Hsieh, S. Hubbell, A. Rahman Kassim, M. Katabuchi, D. Kenfack, C. Litton, S. Lum, M. Mohamad, N. Musalmah, P. Ong, R. Ostertag, L. Sack, N. Swenson, I F. Sun, S. Tan, D. Thomas, J. Thompson, M. Umaña, M. Uriarte, R. Valencia, S. Yap, J. Zimmerman, N. McDowell, S. McMahon. 2018. Climate sensitive size-dependent survival in tropical trees. Nature Ecology & Evolution. PDF

*Gei, M., D. M. A. Rozendaal, L. Poorter, F. Bongers, J. I. Sprent, M. D. Garner, T. Mitchell Aide, J. L. Andrade, P. Balvanera, J. M. Becknell, P. H.S. Brancalion, G. A. L. Cabral, R. Gomes César, R. L. Chazdon, R. J. Cole, G. Dalla Colletta, B. de Jong, J. S. Denslow, D. H. Dent, S. J. DeWalt, J. Manuel Dupuy, S. M. Durán, M.M. do Espírito Santo, G. Wilson Fernandes, Y R Ferreira Nunes, B. Finegan, V. Granda Moser, J. S. Hall, J L Hernández-Stefanoni, A. B. Junqueira, D. Kennard, E. Lebrija-Trejos, S. G. Letcher, M. Lohbeck, E. Marín-Spiotta, M. Martínez-Ramos, J.A. Meave, D. N. L. Menge, F.  Mora, R. Muñoz, R. Muscarella, S. Ochoa-Gaona, E. Orihuela-Belmonte, R. Ostertag, M. Peña-Claros, E. A. Pérez- García, D. Piotto, P. B. Reich, C. Reyes-García, J. Rodríguez- Velázquez, I. E. Romero-Pérez, L. Sanaphre-Villanueva, A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, N. B. Schwartz, A. Silva de Almeida, J. Silva Almeida-Cortez, W. Silver, V. Souza Moreno, B. W. Sullivan, N. G. Swenson, M. Uriarte, M. van Breugel, H. van der Wal, M. das Dores Magalhães Veloso, H. F. M. Vester, I. Célia Guimarães Vieira, J. K. Zimmerman, J. S. Powers. 2018. Legume Abundance along auccessional and rainfall gradients In Neotropical forests. Nature Ecology & EvolutionPDF


Giardina, F., A. Koenigs, H. Alemohammad, D. Kennedy, R. Oliveira, M. Uriarte, and P. Gentine. 2018. Tall Amazonian forests are more resistant to precipitation variability. Nature Geosciences. PDF


Lutz, J. A., T. J. Furniss, D. J. Johnson, S. J. Davies, D. Allen, A. Alonso, K. Anderson-Teixeira, A. Andrade, J. Baltzer, K. M. L. Becker, E. M. Blomdahl, N. A. Bourg, S. Bunyavejchewin, D. F. R. P. Burslem, C. A. Cansler, K. Cao, M. Cao, D. Cárdenas, L.-W. Chang, K.-J. Chao, W.-C. Chao, J.-M. Chiang, C. Chu, G. B. Chuyong, K. Clay, R. Condit, S. Cordell, H. S. Dattaraja, A. Duque, D. Escobar, C. E. N. Ewango, G. A. Fisher, C. Fletcher, J. A. Fruend, C. Giardina, S. J. Germain, G. S. Gilbert, Z. Hao, T. Hart, B. C. H. Hau, F. He, A. Hector, R. W. Howe, C.-F. Hsieh, Y.-H. Hu, S. P. Hubbell, F. M. Inman-Narahari, A. Itoh, D. Janik, A. R. Kassim, D. Kenfack, L. Kortee, K. Král, A. J. Larson, Y.-D. Li, Y. Lin, S. Liu, S. Lum, K. Ma, J.-R. Makana, Y. Malhi, S. M. McMahon, W. J. McShea, H. R. Memiaghe, X. Mi, M. Morecroft, P. M. Musili, J. A. Myers, V. Novotny, A. de Oliveira, P. Ong, D. A. Orwig, R. Osterag, G. G. Parker, R. Patankar, R. P. Phillips, G. Reynolds, L. Sack, G.-Z. M. Song, S.-H. Su, R. Sukumar, I.-F. Sun, H. S. Suresh, M. E. Swanson, S. Tan, D. W. Thomas, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, R. Valencia, A. Vicentine, T. Vrška, X. Wang, G. D. Weiblen, A. Wolf, S.-H. Wu, H. Xu, T. Yamakura, S. Yap, and J. K. Zimmerman. 2018. Global importance of large-diameter trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography. PDF

*Chen, Y, M. Umaña, M. Uriarte, and S. Yu. 2018. Abundance-dependent effects of neighborhood dissimilarity and growth rank reversal in a Neotropical forest. Proceedings Royal Society B. PDF

*Bachelot, B., J. Clark, M. Uriarte, R. Muscarella, J. Forero, J. Thompson, JK. McGuire, and J. K. Zimmerman. 2018. Associations among arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and tropical tree communities change with tree successional status. Ecology. PDF

*Uriarte, M, R. Muscarella, and J. K. Zimmerman. 2018. Environmental heterogeneity and biotic interactions mediate climate impacts on tropical forest regeneration. Global Change Biology.

Lei, C., L. Comita, SJ Wright, N. Swenson, JK. Zimmerman, X. Mi, Hao, Y. Zhanqing, Wanhui, S. Hubbell, WJ Kress, M. Uriarte, J. Thompson, C. Nytch, X. Wang, J. Lian, Ju-yu, and K. Ma. In press. Negative conspecific density dependence, rather than interactions among closely related species, structures the assemblages of forest tree neighborhoods. Ecography.

Poorter, L., M. T. van der Sande, E. J. M. M. Arets, N. Ascarrunz, B. Enquist4, B. Finegan, J. C. Licona, M. Martínez-Ramos, L. Mazzei, J. Meave, R. Muñoz, C. J. Nytch, A. A de Oliveira, E. A. Pérez-García, J. S. Powers, Jamir Prado-Junior, J. Rodríguez-Velázques. A. R. Ruschel, B. Salgado-Negret, I. Schiavini, N. G. Swenson, E. A. Tenorio, J. Thompson, M. Toledo, M. Uriarte, P. van der Hout, J. Zimmerman, M. Peña-Claros. In press. Biodiversity, climate, and soil determine functioning of Neotropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography. PDF


¥Feng, X., M. Uriarte, J. Thompson, G. Gonzalez, S. Reed, J. K. Zimmerman, and L. Murphy. 2017. Improving predictions of tropical forest response to climate change through integration of field studies and ecosystem modeling. Global Change Biology. PDF

Wiegand, T. M. Uriarte, N. Kraft, G. Shen, X. Wang, and F. He. 2017. Spatially explicit metrics of species, functional and phylogenetic diversity: insights into plant community assembly processes. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. PDF

*Prist, P., M. Uriarte, K Fernandes, and J. P. Metzger. 2017. Climate change and sugarcane expansion increase hantavirus risk. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. PDF

*Schwartz, N. B., M. Uriarte, R. DeFries, V. Gutiérrez-Vélez, K. Fernandes, M. A. Pinedo-Vasquez. 2017. Fragmentation increases impact of wind disturbance on forest structure and carbon stocks in a western Amazonian landscape. Ecological Applications. PDF

*Schwartz, N., M. Uriarte, R. DeFries, V. Gutierrez-Velez, M. Pinedo-Vasquez. 2017. Land-use dynamics influence estimates of carbon sequestration potential in tropical second growth forest. Environmental Research Letters doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa708b. PDF

Umaña, M., M. Xiangcheng, M. Cao, B. Enquist, H. Zhanqing, R. Howe, Y. Iida, D. Johnson, L. Lin, L., Xiaojuan, K. Ma, I. Sun, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, X. Wang, A. Wolf, J. Yang, J. K. Zimmerman, N. Swenson. 2017. The role of functional uniqueness and spatial aggregation in explaining rarity in trees worldwide. Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/geb.12583. PDF

*Bachelot, B., M. Uriarte, J. Thompson, K. McGuire, and J.K. Zimmerman. 2017. Opposing effects of arbuscular mycorrizhal fungi and natural enemies on seedling mortality promote tree species coexistence. Ecology 98:712-720. PDF


¥Lasky, J. R., M. Uriarte, and R. Muscarella. 2016. Synchrony, compensatory dynamics, and the functional traits linked to phenological diversity in a tropical tree community. Environmental Research Letters. PDF


 *Prist, P., M. Uriarte, L. Reverberi Tambosi, A. Prado,  A. Townsend Peterson, R. Pardini, P. D´Andrea, and J. P. Metzger. 2016. Landscape, environmental and social predictors of Hantavirus risk in São Paulo, Brazil. PloS One. PDF

 *Muscarella, M., M. Uriarte, T. M. Aide, D. L. Erickson, J. Forero-Montaña, W. J. Kress, N. G. Swenson, J. K. Zimmerman. In press. Functional and phylogenetic dimensions of tree diversity reveal shifting assembly mechanisms across regional environmental gradients in Puerto Rico. Perspectives in Plant Ecology. PDF

 ¥Wolf, J. A., G. Y. Brocard, J. K. Willenbring, S. Porder, and M. Uriarte. 2016. Abrupt change in forest structure localized to elevation of regional knickpoints in a tropical mountain range. Remote Sensing and the Environment. PDF


Chazdon, R. L and M. Uriarte. 2016. Natural regeneration in the context of large-scale forest and landscape restoration in the tropics. Biotropica. PDF

Uriarte, M. and R.L. Chazdon. 2016. Incorporating natural regeneration in forest landscape restoration in tropical regions: synthesis and key research gaps. Biotropica. PDF



*Uriarte, M., N. Schwartz, J. Powers, E. Marin-Spiotta, W. Liao, and L. Werden. 2016. Impacts of climate variability on tree demography in second-growth tropical forests: The importance of regional context for predicting successional trajectories. Biotropica. PDF

Hogan, J.A., J.K. Zimmerman, C. J. Nytch, J. Thompson, and M. Uriarte. 2016. Revisiting Land Use, Hurricane Dynamics and the Environment in a Subtropical Wet Forest: Twenty-One Years of Change. Ecosphere 7(8):e01405.10.1002/ecs2.1405. PDF

Hogan, J.A., J.K. Zimmerman, M. Uriarte, B. Turner, and J. Thompson. 2016. Land-Use History Augments Environment–Plant Community Relationships in a Puerto Rican Wet Forest. J of Ecology 104: 1466-1477. PDF

*Cattau, M.E., M. E. Harrison, I. Shinyo, S. Tungau, S. H. Limin, M. Uriarte, and R. DeFries. In press. Sources of anthropogenic fire ignitions on the peat-swamp landscape in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Global Environmental Change 39:205-219. PDF

Uriarte, M., J. R. Lasky, V. Boukili, and R. L. Chazdon. 2016. A trait-mediated, neighborhood approach to quantify climate impacts on tropical rainforest succession. Functional Ecology 30: 157-167. PDF


*Chazdon and many others. 2016. Carbon mitigation potential of Neotropical second-growth forest. Science Advances. PDF


*Muscarella, M. and M. Uriarte. 2016. Do community-weighted mean functional trait values represent optimal strategies? Proceedings Royal Society B 283: 20152434. PDF

*Bachelot, B., M. Uriarte, J.K. Zimmerman, J. Thompson, J. Leff, A. Asai, J. Kosher and K. McGuire. 2016. Assessing the mechanisms underlying land use impacts on the composition and diversity of soil fungal communities in a tropical forest. Ecological Applications 26: 1881-1895. PDF

* Poorter, L., F. Bongers, T. M. Aide, A. M. Almeyda Zambrano, P. Balvanera, J. M. Becknell, V. Boukili, P. H. Brancalion, E. N. Broadbent, R. L. Chazdon, D. Craven, J. S. de Almeida-Cortez, G. A. Cabral, B. H. de Jong, J. S. Denslow, D. H. Dent, S. J. DeWalt, J. M. Dupuy, S. M. Duran, M. M. Espirito-Santo, M. C. Fandino, R. G. Cesar, J. S. Hall, J. L. Hernandez-Stefanoni, C. C. Jakovac, A. B. Junqueira, D. Kennard, S. G. Letcher, J. C. Licona, M. Lohbeck, E. Marin-Spiotta, M. Martinez-Ramos, P. Massoca, J. A. Meave, R. Mesquita, F. Mora, R. Munoz, R. Muscarella, Y. R. Nunes, S. Ochoa-Gaona, A. A. de Oliveira, E. Orihuela-Belmonte, M. Pena-Claros, E. A. Perez-Garcia, D. Piotto, J. S. Powers, J. Rodriguez-Velazquez, I. E. Romero-Perez, J. Ruiz, J. G. Saldarriaga, A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, N. B. Schwartz, M. K. Steininger, N. G. Swenson, M. Toledo, M. Uriarte, M. van Breugel, H. van der Wal, M. D. Veloso, H. F. Vester, A. Vicentini, I. C. Vieira, T. V. Bentos, G. B. Williamson, and D. M. Rozendaal. 2016. Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests. Nature 530:211-214. PDF


Kunstler, G., D. Falster, D. A. Coomes, F. Hui, R. M. Kooyman, D. C. Laughlin, L. Poorter, M. Vanderwel, G. Vieilledent, S. J. Wright, M. Aiba, C. Baraloto, J. Caspersen, J. H. Cornelissen, S. Gourlet-Fleury, M. Hanewinkel, B. Herault, J. Kattge, H. Kurokawa, Y. Onoda, J. Penuelas, H. Poorter, M. Uriarte, S. Richardson, P. Ruiz-Benito, I. F. Sun, G. Stahl, N. G. Swenson, J. Thompson, B. Westerlund, C. Wirth, M. A. Zavala, H. Zeng, J. K. Zimmerman, N. E. Zimmermann, and M. Westoby. 2016. Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition. Nature 529:204-207. PDF


*Poorter, L., M. T. van der Sande, J. Thompson, E. J. M. M. Arets, A. Alarcon, J. Alvarez-Sanchez, N. Ascarrunz, P. Balvanera, G. Barajas-Guzman, A. Boit, F. Bongers, F. A. Carvalho, F. Casanoves, G. Cornejo-Tenorio, F. R. C. Costa, C. V. de Castilho, J. F. Duivenvoorden, L. P. Dutrieux, B. J. Enquist, F. Fernandez-Mendez, B. Finegan, L. H. L. Gormley, J. R. Healey, M. R. Hoosbeek, G. Ibarra-Manriquez, A. B. Junqueira, C. Levis, J. C. Licona, L. S. Lisboa, W. E. Magnusson, M. Martinez-Ramos, A. Martinez-Yrizar, L. G. Martorano, L. C. Maskell, L. Mazzei, J. A. Meave, F. Mora, R. Munoz, C. Nytch, M. P. Pansonato, T. W. Parr, H. Paz, E. A. Perez-Garcia, L. Y. Renteria, J. Rodriguez-Velazquez, D. M. A. Rozendaal, A. R. Ruschel, B. Sakschewski, B. Salgado-Negret, J. Schietti, M. Simoes, F. L. Sinclair, P. F. Souza, F. C. Souza, J. Stropp, H. ter Steege, N. G. Swenson, K. Thonicke, M. Toledo, M. Uriarte, P. van der Hout, P. Walker, N. Zamora, and M. Pena-Claros. 2016. Diversity enhances carbon storage in tropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24:1314-1328. PDF

*Bachelot, B., M. Uriarte, J. Thompson, and J.K. Zimmerman. 2015. Advantages of living at the extremes: Tree seedlings at intermediate abundance in a tropical forest have the highest richness of aboveground enemies and suffer most damage. J Ecology 104: 90-103. PDF

*Muscarella, M., M. Uriarte, T. M. Aide, D. L. Erickson, J. Forero-Montaña, W. J. Kress, N. G. Swenson, J. K. Zimmerman. (2015). Functional convergence and phylogenetic divergence during secondary succession of subtropical wet forests in Puerto Rico. J Vegetation Science 10.1111/jvs.12354 PDF

*Umaña, M.N, J. Forero-Montaña, R. Muscarella, C. J. Nytch, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, J. K. Zimmerman, and N. G. Swenson. 2015. Interspecific functional similarity and intraspecific negative density dependence underlie the seed to seedling transition in tropical trees. American Naturalist 187: 99-109. PDF

Gentine, P, M. Guérin, M. Uriarte, N. McDowell and W. Pockman. 2015. An allometry-based model of the survival strategies of hydraulic failure and carbon starvation. Ecohydrology DOI: 10.1002/eco.1654 PDF

*Letcher, S.G.,  J.R. Lasky, N. Norden, R.L. Chazdon, A. Andrade, J.L. Andrade-Torres, P. Balvanera, J.M. Becknell, T.V. Bentos, R. Bhaskar, F. Bongers, V.S. Boukili, D.A. Clark, D.B. Clark, D. Craven, A. DeFrancesco, J.M. Dupuy, B.G. Finegan, E. González-Jiménez, J.S. Hall, K.E. Harms, P. Heitz, J.L. Hernández-Stefanoni, D. Kennard, T.J. Killeen, S.G. Laurance, M.W.M. Lohbeck, M. Martínez-Ramos, P.E.S. Massocca, J.A. Meave, R.C.G. Mesquita, F. Mora, R. Muñoz Avilés, R. Muscarella, H. Paz, E. Pérez-García , F. Pineda-García, J.S. Powers, R. Quesada-Monge, E. Romero-Pérez, M.E. Sandor, L. Sanaphre-Villanueva, E. Schüller, N.G. Swenson, A. Tauro, M. Uriarte, M. van Breugel, O. Vargas-Ramírez, A. Wendt, G.B. Williamson, S.J. Wright. 2015. Pioneer genealogy: Evolutionary relatedness, trait conservatism, and successional habitat affinity in tropical trees. J of Ecology 103:  1276-1290. PDF

*Locatelli, B., C. Catterall, P. Imbach,  K. Chetan, R. Lasco, E. Marin-Spiotta, B.  Mercer, J. Powers, N. Schwartz, and M. Uriarte. 2015. Tropical reforestation and climate change: Beyond carbon. Restoration Ecology doi: 10.1111/rec.12209. PDF

Uriarte, M., J. Thompson, B. Turner and J.K. Zimmerman. 2015. Linking spatial patterns of leaf litter fall and soil nutrients in a tropical forest: A neighborhood approach. Ecological Applications 25: 2022-2034. PDF

*Lasky, J., B. Bachelot, R. Muscarella, N. Schwartz, N. G. Swenson, J. K. Zimmerman, J. Thompson, C. J. Nytch, J. Forero-Montaña and M. Uriarte. 2015. Ontogenetic shifts in trait-mediated mechanisms of plant community assembly. Ecology 96: 2157-2169. PDF

*Schwartz N.B. M. Uriarte, V. H. Gutierrez-Velez, W. Baethgen, R. DeFries, K. Fernandes, C. Padoch, and M. A. Pinedo-Vasquez. 2015. Climate, landowner residency, and land cover predict local scale fire activity in the Western Amazon. Global Environmental Change 31: 144-153. PDF

*Bachelot, B., M. Uriarte, and K. McGuire. 2015 Interactions among mutualism, competition, and predation foster species coexistence in diverse communities. Theoretical Ecology: DOI 10.1007/s12080-015-0251-2. PDF


Kress, J.W, C. Garcia-Robledo, M. Uriarte, and D. Erickson. 2014. DNA barcodes for ecology, evolution, and conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 25-35. PDF

*Muscarella, R., M. Uriarte, D. L. Erickson, N. G. Swenson, J. K. Zimmerman, and W. J. Kress. 2014. A molecular phylogeny for the trees of Puerto Rico. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112843. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112843. PDF

*Muscarella, R., M. Uriarte, D. L. Erickson, N. G. Swenson, J. K. Zimmerman, W. J. Kress. In press. Climate and Biodiversity Effects on Standing Biomass in Puerto Rican Forests. Caribbean Forester special issue 1: 199-217. PDF

*Muscarella, R. P.J. Galante, M. Soley, R.A. Boria, J. Kass, M. Uriarte and R. P. Anderson. 2014. ENMeval: An R package for tuning MAXENT ecological niche models with spatially independent evaluations. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 1198-1205. PDF

Anderson-Teixeira and many co-authors. 2014. CTFS-ForestGEO: A worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.12712. PDF

¥Lasky, J., M. Uriarte, V. Boukili, and R. L. Chazdon. 2014. The relationship between biodiversity and tree biomass dynamics changes along tropical forest succession. Ecology Letters doi: 10.1111/ele.12322. PDF

*Réjou-Méchain M., and many others. 2014. Local spatial structure of forest biomass and its consequences for remote sensing of carbon stocks. Biogeosciences 11:5711–5742 doi:10.5194/bgd-11-5711-2014.

¥Lasky, J., M. Uriarte, V. Boukili, and R. L. Chazdon. 2014. Multiple effects of functional trait variation on tree community dynamics in tropical successional forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 15: 5616-5621. PDF

*Gutiérrez-Vélez, VH, M. Uriarte, R. DeFries, M. Pinedo-Vásquez, K. Fernandes, P. Ceccato, W. Baethgen, and C. Padoch. 2014. Land cover change interacts with drought severity to change fire regimes in Western Amazonia. Ecological Applications 24: 1323-1340. PDF

*Jain, M., Y. Lim, J. Arce and M. Uriarte. 2014. Perceptional and socio-demographic factors associated with household drinking water management strategies in rural Puerto Rico. PloS One 9(2): e88059. PDF

¥Adame, P., M. Uriarte, and T.J. Brandeis. 2014. Diameter growth performance of tree functional groups in Puerto Rican secondary tropical forests. Forest Systems 23: 52-63. PDF


Swenson, N., X. Mi, J. Kress, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, and J. Zimmerman. 2013. Species-time-area and phylogenetic-time-area relationships in tropical tree communities. Ecology and Evolution 3: 1173-1183. PDF

*Côrtes, M.,  M. Uriarte , M. Lemes, R. Gribel , P. Smouse, W. J. Kress, and E. M. Bruna. 2013. Fragmentation and low population density enhance gene flow of an Amazonian herb. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.12495 PDF

*Nichols,E., M. Uriarte, C. Peres,  J. Louzada, R. Fagundes-Braga, G. Schiffler, and W. Endo. In press. Hunting-induced trophic cascades in a tropical fecal detritus food web. PloS One 8 (10): e75819. PDF

*Nuñez-Avila, M., M. Uriarte, P. A. Marquet, and J.J. Armesto. 2013. Decomposing recruitment limitation and seed-mediated gene flow for a dioecious tree species in a fragmented landscape. J. Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12148. PDF

Brown, C., D.F.R.P. Burslem, J.B. Illian, C.L. Bao, W. Brockelman, M. Cao, H.S. Dattaraja, C.V.S. Gunatilleke, I.A.U.N. Gunatilleke, J. Huang, A.R. Kassim, J. Lian, L. Lin, K. Ma, X. Mi, A. Nathalang, S. Noor, S. Pulla, R. Sukumar, I.F. Sun, H.S. Suresh, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, R. Valencia,W. Ye, R. Law. 2013. Multi-species coexistence in tropical rainforests: spatial signals of topographic niche differentiation increase with environmental heterogeneity. Proc Royal Society Series B 280: PDF

*Macedo, M., M. T. Coe, R. S. DeFries, M. Uriarte, P. M. Brando, C. Neill, and W. S. Walker. 2013. Land use-driven stream warming in southeastern Amazonia. Proc Royal Society Series B 368, 20120153. PDF

*Nichols, E., M. Uriarte, D. E. Bunker, J. N.C Louzada, T. H. Larsen, F. Vaz de Mello, K. Vulinec, M. E. Favila, E. M. Slade, S. Naeem, and S. H. Spector. 2013. Trait-dependent response of dung beetle populations to tropical forest conversion at local to global scales. Ecology 94:180–189. PDF


*Uriarte, M. M. Pinedo‐Vasquez , R. DeFries, K. Fernandes, V. Gutierrez-Velez, W. Baethgen, and C. Padoch. 2012. Depopulation of rural landscapes exacerbates fire activity in the Western Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109: 21546–21550. PDF



*Dueker, M. E, G. D. O’Mullan, A. R. Juhl, K. C. Weathers, and M. Uriarte. In press. Local environmental pollution strongly influences culturable microbial aerosols at an urban aquatic Superfund site. Environmental Science & Technology 46: 10926−10933. PDF


Ibáñez, I., E.S. Gornish, L. Buckley, D. Debinski, J. Hellmann, B. Helmuth, J. HillRisLambers, A. Latimer, A. Miller-Rushing, M. Uriarte. 2012. Research in global change ecology: Using integrative analyses to capitalize on natural variability. Ecology & Evolution 3: 170-181. PDF

*Muscarella, R., M. Uriarte, J. Forero-Montaña, L. S. Comita, N. G. Swenson, J. Thompson, C. Nytch, I. Jonckheere, and J.K. Zimmerman. 2012. Exploring the mechanisms behind life history tradeoffs during the seed-to-seedling transition for tropical trees and lianas. Journal of Ecology 101: 171-182. PDF

*Balvanera, P., M. Uriarte, L. Almeida-Leñero, A. Altesor, F. DeClerk, T. Gardner, J. Hall, A. Lara, P. Laterra, M. Peña-Claros, D. M. Silva Matos, L. Romero-Duque, A. L. Vogt, L.F. Arreola, A.P. Caro-Borrero, F. Gallego, M. Jain, C. Little, R. de Oliveira Xavier, J. M. Paruelo, J.E. Peinado, L. Poorter, N. Azcarrun, F. Correa, M.B. Cunha-Santino, A.P Hernández-Sánchez, and M. Vallejos. 2012. Ecosystem Service Research in Latin America: The State of the Art. Ecosystem Services 2: 56-70. PDF


*Côrtes, M. and M. Uriarte. 2012. Integrating frugivore behavior and animal movement: A review of the evidence and implication for scaling seed dispersal. Biological Reviews doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2012.00250.x. PDF

Swenson, N.G., D.L. Erickson, X. Mi, N. Bourg, J. Montana-Forero, R. Howe, J.K.  Lake, X. Liu, X., J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, A. Wolf, J. Zhang, J.K. Zimmerman and W. J. Kress, W.J. 2012. Phylogenetic and functional beta diversity in tree communities across latitude. Ecology 93: S112-S125. PDF

Swenson, N.G.., J. C. Stegen, S. J. Davies, D. L. Erickson, J. Forero-Montaña, A. H. Hurlbert, W. J. Kress, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, S. J. Wright, and J. K. Zimmerman. 2012. Temporal Turnover in the Composition of Tropical Tree Communities: Functional Determinism and Phylogenetic Stochasticity. Ecology 93: 490-499. PDF

Uriarte, M. J. S. Clark, L. S. Comita, J. Thompson, and J. K. Zimmerman. 2012. Multi-dimensional tradeoffs in species responses to disturbance: Implications for successional diversity in a subtropical forest. Ecology 93: 191-205. PDF

*Dueker, M. E., G. D. O’Mullan, K. C. Weathers, A. R. Juhl, and M. Uriarte. 2012. Coupling of fog and marine microbial content in the near-shore coastal environment. Biogeosciences 9: 803-813. PDF


*Gutiérrez-Vélez, V.H., R. DeFries, M. Pinedo-Vásquez, M. Uriarte, C. Padoch, W. Baethgen, K. Fernandes, and Y. Lim. 2011.  High-yield oil palm plantations expand in the Peruvian Amazon at expense of forests. Environmental Research Letters 6:4.  PDF


*Uriarte, M., C. Yackulic, Y. Lim, and J. Arce. 2011. Influence of land use on water quality in a tropical landscape: A multi-scale analysis. Landscape Ecology 26: 1151-1164. PDF

*Yackulic, C.B., M.E. Fagan, M. Jain, A. Jina, Y. Lim, M. Marlier, B. Muscarella, P. Adame, R.S. DeFries, and M. Uriarte. 2011. Biophysical and socioeconomic factors associated with forest transitions at multiple temporal and spatial scales. Ecology and Society 16(3): 15. PDF

Bruna, E.M., T. Izzo, B. Inouye, M. Uriarte, and H. Vasconcelos. 2011. Estimating the dispersal capability of Amazonian plant-ant queens using inverse modeling. PLoS One 6: e22937- e22937. PDF

Fernandes, K., W. Baethgen, S. Bernardes, R. Defries, D. DeWitt,  L. Goddard, W. Lavado, D. Lee, C. Padoch, M. Pinedo- Vasquez and M. Uriarte. 2011. North Tropical Atlantic influence on western Amazon fire season variability. Geophysical Research Letters 38: L12701. PDF


*Yackulic, C. B., S. Blake, S. Deem, M. Kock, and M. Uriarte. 2011. One size does not fit all: flexile models are required to understand animal movement across scales. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 1088-1096. PDF

Received 2010 E.C. Pielou Student in Statistical Ecology from Ecological Society of America. Recommended Faculty 100:

*Dueker, E., K. C. Weathers, G. O’Mullan, A. Juhl, and M. Uriarte.2011. Environmental controls on coastal coarse aerosols: implications for microbial aerosol content and deposition at the waterfront. Environmental Science & Technology 45:3386-92. PDF

*Yackulic, C. B., E. W. Sanderson, and M. Uriarte. 2011. Anthropogenic and intrinsic drivers of intra-specific variation in extinction risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 108: 2044-4029. PDF

*Lin, B.B., D. F.B. Flynn, M. M. McGinty, D. E. Bunker, A. Weidman, P. Olmsted, M. I. Palmer, M. Uriarte,  S. Naeem. 2011. Contraction and displacement of trait space following agricultural conversion in Great Plains landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology. PDF

*Nuñez-Avila, M., M. Uriarte, P. A. Marquet, and J.J. Armesto. 2011. Microsatellite markers for the relict tree Aextoxicon punctatum (Aextoxicaceae) from Chilean temperate rainforests. American Journal of Botany  98:e30-e32. PDF

Gagnon, P.R., E. M. Bruna, P. Rubim, M. Darrigo, R. C. Littlel, M. Uriarte, and W. J. Kress. 2011. Chronically reduced plant growth in Amazonian forest fragments. Biological Conservation 144: 830-835. PDF

Uriarte, M., M. Anciães, M. T.B. da Silva, P. Rubim, and E. M. Bruna. 2011. Disentangling the drivers of reduced long distance dispersal by birds in an experimentally-fragmented. Ecology 94:924-937. PDF

Received 2012 Outstanding Paper in Landscape Ecology Award from the US Association for Landscape Ecology.


Kress, W.J., D.L. Erickson, N.G. Swenson, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, and J. K. Zimmerman. 2010. Improvements in the application of DNA barcodes in building a community phylogeny for tropical trees in a Puerto Rican Forest Dynamics Plot. PLoS One 15. PDF

Uriarte, M., N. Swenson, R. Chazdon, L.S. Comita, D. L. Erickson, W.J. Kress, J. Thompson, and J.K. Zimmerman. 2010. Trait similarity, shared ancestry, and the structure of neighborhood interactions in a subtropical forest: Implications for community assembly. Ecology Letters 13: 1503-1514. PDF

Zimmerman, J.K., L.S. Comita, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, and N. V. Brokaw. 2010. Patch dynamics and community meta-stability in a tropical forest: Compound effects of natural disturbance and human land use. Landscape Ecology 25:1099–1111. PDF

DeFries, R., T. K. Rudel, M. Uriarte, and J. Hansen. 2010. Pressures on tropical forests in the 21st century. Nature Geosciences 3: 178-181. PDF


Recommended Faculty 100:

Uriarte, M., E. M. Bruna, P. Rubim, M. Anciães, and I. Jonckheere. 2010. Effects of forest fragmentation on seedling recruitment of an understory herb: Assessing seed vs. safe-site limitation. Ecology 91:1317-1328. PDF

¥Comita, L.S, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, I. Jonckheere, and J.K. Zimmerman. 2010. Land use history alters post-hurricane seedling dynamics in a tropical forest. Ecological Applications 20: 1270–1284. PDF

Russo, S.E., K.L. Jenkins, S.K. Wiser, M. Uriarte, R. Duncan, and D.A. Coomes. 2010. Interspecific relationships among tree growth and mortality rates and wood traits. Functional Ecology 24: 253–262. PDF

Uriarte, M., L. Schneider, and T.K. Rudel. 2010. Land use transitions in the tropics: Going beyond the case studies. Biotropica 42:1:2. PDF

Uriarte, M., L. Schneider, and T.K. Rudel. 2010. Synthesis: Land use transitions in the tropics. Biotropica 42:59:62. PDF

Canham, CD, J. Thompson, J.K. Zimmerman, and M. Uriarte. 2010. Variation in susceptibility to hurricane damage as a function of storm severity in Puerto Rican tree species. Biotropica 42: 87-94. PDF

* Flynn DBF, M. Uriarte, T. Crk, J. B. Pascarella, J. K. Zimmerman, and M. Caraballo. 2010. Hurricane disturbance alters secondary forest recovery and introduced species dynamics. Biotropica 42: 149-157. PDF


Rudel, T.K., L. Schneider, M. Uriarte, B.L. Turner II, R. DeFries, D. Lawrence,  J. Geoghegan, S. Hecht, A. Ickowitz, E. F. Lambin,  T. Birkenholtz, S. Baptista, Ricardo Grau.  2009. Agricultural intensification and changes in cultivated areas, 1970-2005.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106: 20675–20680. PDF

¥Comita, L.S, M. Uriarte, J. Thompson, I. Jonckheere, C.D. Canham, and J.K. Zimmerman. 2009. Abiotic and biotic drivers of seedling survival in a hurricane-impacted tropical forest. Journal of Ecology 97: 1346–1359. PDF

Rudel T, L.C. Schneider, M. Uriarte. 2009. Forest transitions: An introduction. Land Use Policy 27:95-97. PDF

* Crk, T., M. Uriarte, F. Corsi, DBF Flynn. 2009. Tropical forest recovery in Puerto Rico. What is the relative importance of biophysical, socioeconomic, and landscape variables? Landscape Ecology 24: 629-642. PDF

*Cortes, M. C., V. Gowda, W. J. Kress, E.M. Bruna, and M. Uriarte. 2009. Characterization of 10 microsatellite markers for the understory Amazonian herb Heliconia acuminata. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1261-1264. PDF

*Uriarte, M, C. Yackulic, T. Cooper, D. Flynn, M. Cortes, T. Crk, G. Cullman, M. McGinty, and J Sircely. 2009. Sugarcane, fires, and respiratory health in São Paulo, Brazil: Assessing the sustainability of biofuel production. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 132: 48-56. PDF

Uriarte, M., C. D. Canham, J. Thompson, J. K. Zimmerman. 2009. Understanding natural disturbance and human land use as determinants of tree community dynamics in a subtropical wet forest: Results from a forest simulator. Ecological Monographs 79:423-443. PDF

*Uriarte, M. and C. Yackulic. 2009. Preaching to the unconverted. Ecological Applications 19: 592-596. PDF

Before 2009

Uriarte, M. and M. Papaik. 2007. Hurricane impacts on dynamics, structure, and carbon sequestration of forest ecosystems in Southern New England. Tellus 59A:519-528. PDF

Uriarte, M., H. Ewing, V.E. Eviner, and K. C. Weathers. 2007. Scientific culture, diversity, and society: suggestions for the development and adoption of a broader value system in science. Bioscience 57: 71-78. PDF

Canham, C.D., M. Papaik, M. Uriarte and W. McWilliams.  2006. Neighborhood analyses of canopy tree competition along environmental gradients in New England forests. Ecological Applications 16:540–554. PDF

Canham, C.D. and M. Uriarte.  2006. Likelihood methods, inverse modeling and the analysis of neighborhood processes in forests. Ecological Applications 16:62-73. PDF

Uriarte, M., C.D. Canham, J. Thompson and J.K. Zimmerman. 2005. Seedling recruitment in a hurricane-driven tropical forest: light limitation, density dependence and the spatial distribution of parent trees. Journal of Ecology 93: 291-304. PDF

Uriarte, M., C.D. Canham, J. Thompson and J.K. Zimmerman. 2004. A maximum-likelihood, spatially-explicit analysis of tree growth and survival in a hurricane-driven tropical forest.  Ecological Monographs 71: 591-614. PDF

Uriarte, M., L. W.  Rivera, J. K. Zimmerman, T. M. Aide, A. G. Power and A. Flecker.  2004.  Interactions between land use history and hurricane damage in a neotropical forest.  Plant Ecology 174: 49-58. PDF

Uriarte, M., R. Condit, C.D. Canham, and S.P. Hubbell. 2004. A spatially-explicit model of sapling growth in a tropical forest: Does the identity of neighbours matter?  Journal of Ecology 92: 348-360. PDF

Uriarte, M. and H. K. Reeve.  2003. Matchmaking and species marriage: A game theory model of community assembly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 100: 1979-1982. PDF

Recommended Faculty 100:

Hatch, L.T., M. Uriarte, D. Fink, L. Aldrich-Wolfe, R.G. Allen, C. T. Webb, K. Zamudio, A. G. Power.  2002.  Federal Jurisdiction over Endangered Species’ Habitat: The Impacts of People and Property on Recovery Planning.  Ecological Applications 12: 690-700. PDF

Uriarte, M., C. Canham and R.B. Root.  2002.  A simulation model of the simultaneous evolution of competitive ability and herbivore resistance in a perennial plant population. Ecology 83: 2649- 2663. PDF

Uriarte, M.  2000.  Nitrogen-mediated interactions between goldenrod (Solidago altissima, L) and its insect herbivore (Trirhabda virgata): implications for nitrogen cycling and succession.  Oecologia 122: 479-486. PDF

Uriarte, M. and O.J. Schmitz.  1998.  Trophic control across a natural productivity gradient: a test of the exploitation hypothesis. Oikos 82: 552-560. PDF

Beckerman, A.P., M. Uriarte and O.J. Schmitz.  1997.  Experimental evidence for a behavior-mediated trophic cascade in a terrestrial food chain.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 94: 10735-10738. PDF

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Perkins, S. Altizer, O. Bjornstad, J. Burdon, K. Clay, L. Gomez-Aparicio, J. Jeschke, P. Johnson, K. Lafferty, C. Malstrom, P. Martin, A. Power, P. Thrall, D. Strayer, and M. Uriarte2006. Infectious disease in invasion biology. In R. Ostfeld, F. Keesing and V. E. Eviner. Infectious Disease Ecology Effects of disease on ecosystems and of ecosystems on disease. Cary Conference Proceedings. PDF

Ogle, K., M. Uriarte, J. Thompson, J. Johnstone, A. Jones, Y. Lin, E.McIntire, and J. Zimmerman. 2006. Implications of vulnerability to hurricane damage for long-term survival of tropical tree species: A Bayesian hierarchical analysis. Pages 98-123 in: J.S. Clark and A.E. Gelfand (Eds.) Applications of Computational Statistics in the Environmental Sciences: Hierarchical Bayes and MCMC Methods. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. PDF

Uriarte, M, S.P. Hubbell, R. John, R. Condit, and C.D. Canham.  2005. Neighborhood effects on sapling growth and survival in a neotropical forest and the ecological equivalence hypothesis. In Burslem, D.F.R.P., Pinard, M.A. and Hartley, S.E., eds. Biotic Interactions in the Tropics: their Role in the Maintenance of Species Diversity. Cambridge University Press. UK. PDF

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