The Unacknowledged Dimension of Habitat Variability
Highly-variable, synchronous seed production in forests provides a pulsed resource that both supports and destabilizes food webs. We provide a model that combines knowledge of consumer life histories with the emergent space-time covariance structure of fruit and seed production to assess the ability of habitats to provide for important consumer groups.
Warming Reshuffles North America's Ecological Communities
Temperature shifts are predicted to reshuffle critical communities of primary producers and their consumers with uncertain consequences for higher order ecological processes.
Long Term Effects of Low-Intensity Logging on Seed Dispersal
Annals of Botany, Plants (2018)
Low intensity logging has been proposed as a sustainable solution for timber harvesting in the tropics, but long-term alterations in seed dispersal may have big effects on community composition and ecosystem function.
Duke’s Biggest, Oldest Laboratory— Past, Present and Future
Duke Today (2018)
An article by Kara Manke describing all the research that is going on in Duke Forest, including some of our work in masting.
Forest Elephant Extinction Will Transform African Forests
Conservation Biology (2018)
Large herbivores like forest elephants might be the only thing keeping Afrotropical forests from turning into the Neotropics, and they're headed for extinction.
Does Birth Order Really Predict Infant Growth or Survival?
American Journal of Primatology (2015)
We've long suspected that later-born infants fare better than first-born siblings, but 34 years of macaque survival data suggests otherwise.