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VELLEND, M. 2016. The theory of ecological communities. Princeton University Press.
Can be ordered here
: Princeton University Press;; Indigo; R code for Chapter 6 is here.
Available also in Japanese, and soon in Chinese.

Some reviews of the book: DynamicEcology; TREE; ConsBiol; Basic&ApplEcol; Metascience; Austral Ecology
Some reflections on the book: EvolutionEnvy; What'sNovel?; Book=Anti-tweet


Vellend, M. 2017. The Biodiversity Conservation Paradox. American Scientist 105:94-101. PDF
[Winner of a Gold Excel Award from Association Media & Publishing; coverage in French here]

Renaud, L.-A., Vellend, M. & Pelletier, F. 2019. Du réchauffement aux conséquences écologiques: s'adapter, migrer ou disparaître. Climatoscope 1:31-35. PDF (entire issue here)


Vellend, M., Béhé, M., Carteron, A., Crofts, A.L., Danneyrolles, V., Gamhewa, H.T., Ni, M., Rinas, C.L. & Watts, D.A. 2021. Plant responses to climate change and an elevational gradient in Mont Mégantic National Park, Québec. Northeastern Naturalist, in press.

Ni, M. & Vellend, M. 2021. Space-for-time inferences about range-edge dynamics of tree species can be influenced by sampling biases. Global Change Biology 27:2102-2012. PDF

Vellend, M., Thompson, J.R., Danneyrolles, V. & Rousseu, F. 2021. Changes in landscape-scale tree biodiversity in the northeastern United States since European settlement. Global Ecology & Biogeography 30:666-673. PDF

Rivest, S., Lajoie, G., Watts, D.A. & Vellend, M. 2021. Earlier spring reduces potential for gene flow via reduced flowering synchrony across an elevational gradient. American Journal of Botany 108:538-545. PDF

Danneyrolles, V., Vellend, M., Dupuis, S., Boucher, Y., Laflamme, J., Bergeron, Y., Fortin, G., Leroyer, M., de Römer, A., Terrail, R., Arseneault, D. 2021. Scale-dependent changes in tree diversity over more than a century in eastern Canada: landscape diversification and regional homogenisation. Journal of Ecology, 109:273-283. PDF

Auberson-Lavoie, D. & Vellend, M. 2020. Causes and consequences of deer browing on red trillium (Trillium erectum) along an elevational gradient. Botany 8:469-478. PDF

Thomas, H. + ~104 co-authors (incl. Vellend, M.). 2020. Global plant trait relationships extend to the climatic extremes of the tundra biome. Nature Communications 11:1351. PDF

Carteron, A., Parasquive, V., Blanchard, F., Guilbeault-Mayers, X., Turner, B.L., Vellend, M., Laliberté, E. 2020. Soil abiotic and biotic properties constrain the establishment of a dominant temperate tree into boreal forests. Journal of Ecology, 108: 931-944. PDF (Media coverage: La Presse, Science Daily)

Bowler, D.E., Bjorkman, A.D., Dornelas, M., Myers-Smith, I.H., Navarro, L.M., Niamir, A., Supp, S.R., Waldock, C., Winter, M., Vellend, M., Blowes, S.A., Böhning-Gaese, K., Bruelheide, H., Elahi, R., Antão, L.H., Hines, J., Isbelle, F., Jones, H.P., Maguran, A.E., Sarmento Cabral, J. & Bates, A.E. 2020.  Mapping human pressures on biodiversity across the planet uncovers anthropogenic threat complexes. People and Nature 2:380-394. PDF

Kattge, J. & TRY database contributors (100s of people). 2020. TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26:119-188. PDF

Vellend, M. 2019. The behavioural economics of biodiversity conservation scientists. Philosophical Topics 47: 219-237. PDF

Blowes, S. A., Supp, S. R., Antão, L. H., Bates, A., Bruelheide, H., Chase, J. M., Moyes, F., Magurran, A., McGill, B., Myers-Smith, I.H., Winter, M., Bjorkman, A.D., Bowler, D., Byrnes, J. E. K., Gonzalez, A., Hines, J., Isbell, F., Jones, H., Navarro, L.M., Thompson, P., Vellend, M., Waldock, C. & Dornelas, M. 2019. The geography of biodiversity change in marine and terrestrial assemblages. Science 366:339–345. PDF

Brady, S. P., Bolnick, D. I., Barrett, R. D. H., Chapman, L. J., Crispo, E., Derry, A. M., Eckert, C.G., Fraser, D. J., Fussmann, G. F., Gonzalez, A., Guichard, F., Lamy, T., Lane, J. E., McAdam, A. G., Newman, A. E. M., Paccard, A., Robertson, B. A., Rolshausen, G., Schulte, P. M., Simons, A. M., Vellend, M. and Hendry, A. P. 2019. Understanding maladaptation by uniting ecological and evolutionary perspectives. The American Naturalist 194:495-515. PDF

Chase, J.M., McGill, B.J., Thompson, P.L., Antão, L.H., Bates, A.E., Blowes, S.A., Dornelas, M., Gonzalez, A., Magurran, A.E., Supp, S.R., Winter, M., Bjorkman, A.D., Bruelheide, H., Byrnes, J.E.K., Cabral, J.S., Elahi, R., Gomez, C., Guzman, H.M., Isbell, F., Myers-Smith, I.H., Jones, H.P., Hines, J., Vellend, M., Waldock, C. & O'Connor, M. 2019. Species richness change across spatial scales. Oikos, 128:1079-1091. PDF

Danneyrolles, V., Dupuis, S., Fortin, G., Leroyer, M., de Römer, A., Terrail, R., Vellend, M., Boucher, Y, Laflamme, J., Bergeron, Y. & Arsenault, D. 2019. Stronger influence of anthropogenic disturbance than climate change on century-scale compositional changes in northern forests. Nature Communications, 10:1265. PDF

De Frenne, P., Zellweger, F., Rodriguez-Sánchez, F., Scheffers, B., Hylander, K., Luoto, M., Vellend, M., Verheyen, K. & Lenoir, J. 2019. Global buffering of temperatures under forest canopies. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3:744–749. PDF (not downloadable) Coverage U. Sherbrooke; Blog post; Les années lumières (Radio-Canada)

Barnett, D.T., Adler, P.B., Chemel, B.R., Duffy, P.A., Enquist, B.J., Grace, J.B., Harrison, S., Peet, R.K., Schimel, D.S., Stohlgren, T.J. and Vellend, M. 2019. The plant diversity sampling design for The National Ecological Observatory Network. Ecosphere 10: e02540 PDF

Becker-Scarpitta, A., Vissault, S. & Vellend, M. 2019. Four decades of plant community change along a continental gradient of warming. Global Change Biology 25:1629–1641. PDF

Fahrig, L., Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Bennett, J.R., Boucher-Lalonde, V., Cazetta, E., Currie, D.J., Eigenbrod, F., Ford, A.T., Harrison, S.P., Jaeger, J.A.G., Koper, N., Martin, A.E., Metzger, J.P., Morrison, P., Rhodes, J.R., Saunders, D.A., Simberloff, D., Smith, A.C., Tischendorf, L., Vellend, M. and Watling, J.I. 2019. Is habitat fragmentation bad for biodiversity? Biological Conservation, 230:179-186. PDF

Bjorkman, A. + 129 co-authors (incl. Vellend, M.). 2018. Change in plant functional traits across a warming tundra biome. Nature 562: 57–62. PDF

Balint, M., Pfenninger, M., Grossart, H-P., Taberlet, P., Vellend, M., Leibold, M.A., Englund, G. & Bowler, D. 2018. Environmental DNA time series in ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 33:945-957. PDF

Kharouba, H.M., Lewthwaite, J.M.M., Guralnick, R., Kerr, J.T. & Vellend, M. 2018. Using insect natural history collections to study global change impacts: challenges and opportunities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 374: 20170405. PDF

Liu, J., Vellend, M., Wang, Z. & Yu, M. 2018. High beta diversity among small islands is due to environmental heterogeneity rather than ecological drift. Journal of Biogeography 45:2252 –2261. PDF

Lajoie, G. & Vellend, M. 2018. Characterizing the contribution of plasticity and genetic differentiation to community-level trait responses to environmental change. Ecology & Evolution 8:3895-3907. PDF

Perring, M., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Baeten, L., Midolo, G., Blondeel, H., Depauw, L., Landuyt, D., Maes, S., De Lombaerde, E., Carón, M., Vellend, M., B., Chudomelova, M., Decocq, G., Diekmann, M., Dirnböck, T., Dorfler, I., Durak, T., De Frenne, P., Gilliam, F., Hédl, R., Heinken, T., Hommel, P., Jaroszewicz, B., Kirby, K., Kopecký, M., Lenoir, J., Li, D., Máliš, F., Mitchell, F., Naaf, T., Newman, M., Petrik, P., Reczyńska, K., Schmidt, W., Standovár, T., Swierkosz, K., Van Calster, H., Vild, O., Wagner, E.R., Wulf, M., Verheyen, K. 2018. Global environmental change effects on plant community composition trajectories depend upon management legacies. Global Change Biology, in press. PDF

Rivest, S. & Vellend, M. 2018. Herbivory and pollen limitation at the upper elevational range limit of two forest understory plants of eastern North America. Ecology & Evolution 8:892-903. PDF

Vellend, M., Young, A.B., Letendre, G. and Rivest, S. 2017. Thaw circles around tree trunks provide spring ephemeral plants with a big head start on the growing season. Ecology 98:3224–3226. PDF. (Media coverage in AtlasObscura)

Wu, C., Vellend, M., Yuan, W., Jiang, B., Lui, J., Shen, A., Lui, J., Zhu, J. and Yu, M. 2017. Patterns and determinants of plant biodiversity in non-commercial forests of eastern China. PLoS One, 12: e0188409. PDF

Becker Scarpitta, A., Bardat, J., Lalanne, A. & Vellend, M. 2017. Long-term community change: bryophytes are more responsive than vascular plants to nitrogen deposition and warming. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28:1220-1229. PDF

Vellend, M. 2018. Are local losses of biodiversity causing degraded ecosystem function? pp. 27-31. In: Effective conservation science: data not dogma (eds: P. Kareiva, M. Marvier, B. Silliman). Oxford University Press. (e-mail me for PDF)

Múrria, C., Bonada, N., Vellend, M., Zamora-Muñoz, C., Alba-Tercedor, J., Sainz-Cantero, C.E., Garrido, J., Acosta, R., El Alami, M., Barquín, J., Derka, T., Álvarez-Cabria, M., Sáinz-Bariain, M., Filipe, A.F., & Vogler, A.P. 2017. Local environment rather than past climate determines community composition of mountain stream macroinvertebrates across Europe. Molecular Ecology 26:6085– 6099. PDF

Prevéy, J.S., Vellend, M., Ruger, N., Hollister, R.D., Bjorkman, A.D., Myers-Smith, I.H., Elmendorf, S.C., Clark, K., Cooper, E.J., Elberling, B., Fosaa, A.M., Henry, G.H.R., Høye, T.T., Jónsdóttir, I.S., Klanderud, K., Lévesque, E., Mauritz, M., Molau, U., Natali, S.M., Oberbauer, S.F., Panchen, Z.A., Post, E., Rumpf, S.B., Schmidt, N.M., Schuur, E.A.G., Semenchuk, P.R., Troxler, T., Welker, J.M., Rixen, C. 2017. Greater temperature sensitivity of plant phenology at colder sites: implications for convergence across northern latitudes. Global Change Biology 23:2660–2671. PDF

VELLEND, M., DORNELAS, M., BAETEN, L., BEAUSÉJOUR, R., BROWN, C.D., DE FRENNE, P., ELMENDORF, S.C., GOTELLI, N.J., MOYES, F., MYERS-SMITH, I.H., MAGURRAN, A., McGILL, B.J., SHIMADZU, H. & SIEVERS, C. 2017. Estimates of local biodiversity change over time stand up to scrutiny. Ecology 98: 583-590. PDF

VELLEND, M., BAETEN, L., BECKER-SCARPITTA, A., BOUCHER-LALONDE, V., McCUNE, J.L., MESSIER, J., MYERS-SMITH, I.H. & SAX, D. 2017. Plant biodiversity change across scales during the Anthropocene. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 68:563-586. PDF

FUGÈRE, M., BRADLEY, R. & VELLEND, M. 2017. Exotic earthworms dispersion through protected forest areas  and their potential impacts on nitrous oxide production. Biological Invasions 19:773-783. PDF

VERHEYEN, K. + 46 co-authors (incl. VELLEND, M.) 2017. Combining biodiversity resurveys across regions to advance global change research. BioScience 67:73-83. PDF

BJORKMAN, A.D., VELLEND, M., FREI, E.R. & HENRY, G.H.R. 2017. Climate adaptation is not enough: warming does not facilitate success of southern tundra plant populations in the high Arctic. Global Change Biology 23:1540-1551. PDF

CRAVEN, D., THAKUR, M.P., CAMERON, E.K., FRELICH, L.E., BEAUSÉJOUR, R., BLAIR, R.B., BLOSSEY, B., BURTIS, J., CHOI, A., FAHEY, T.J., FISICHELLI, N.A., GIBSON, K., HANDA, I.T., HOPFENSPERGER, K., LOSS, S.R., NUZZO, V., MAERZ, J., SACKETT, T., SCHARENBOCH, B.C., SMITH, S.M., VELLEND, M., UMEK, L.G.& EISENHAUER, N. 2017. The unseen invaders: introduced earthworms as drivers of change in plant communities in North American forests (a meta-analysis). Global Change Biology 23:1065–1074. PDF. (Media coverage)

URLI, M., BROWN, C.D., NARVÁEZ PEREZ, R., CHAGNON, P.-L. & VELLEND, M. 2016. Increased seedling establishment via enemy-release at the upper elevational range limit of sugar maple. Ecology 97:3058–3069. PDF. Commentary in Nature.

KLEYNHANS, E.J., OTTO, S.P., REICH, P.B., & VELLEND, M. 2016. Adaptation to elevated CO2 in different biodiversity contexts. Nature Communications 7:12358. PDF. (Media coverage)

BJORKMAN, A.D., ELMENDORF, S.C., BEAMISH, A., VELLEND, M. & HENRY, G.H.R. 2015. Contrasting effects of warming and increased snowfall on Arctic tundra plant phenology over the past two decades. Global Change Biology 21:4651–4661 PDF.

LAJOIE, G. & VELLEND, M. 2015. Understanding context dependence in the contribution of intraspecific variation to community trait-environment matching. Ecology 96:2912-2922 PDF.

MYERS-SMITH, I.H., ELMENDORF, S.C., BECK, P.S.A., WILMKING, M., HALLINGER, M., BLOK, D., TAPE, K.D., RAYBACK. S.A., MACIAS-FAURIA, M., FORBES, B.C., SPEED, J.D.M., BOULANGER-LAPOINTE, N., RIXEN, C., LÉVESQUE, E., SCHMIDT, N.M., BAITTINGER, C., TRANT, A.J., HERMANUTZ, L., COLLIER, L.S., DAWES, M.A., LANTZ, T., WEIJERS, S., JØRGENSEN, R.H., BUCHWAL, R.A., BURAS, A., NAITO, A.T., RAVOLAINEN, V., SCHAEPMAN-STRUB, G., WHEELER, J., WIPF, S., GUAY, K., HIK, D.S. & VELLEND, M. 2015. Climate sensitivity of shrub growth across the tundra biome. Nature Climate Change 5:887–891. PDF (Media coverage: BBC, La Presse, CBC, Globe and Mail)

KHAROUBA, H.M. & VELLEND, M. 2015. Flowering time of butterfly nectar food plants is more sensitive to temperature than the timing of butterfly adult flight. Journal of Animal Ecology 84:1311–1321 PDF

McCUNE, J.L. & VELLEND, M. 2015. Using plant traits to predict the sensitivity of colonizations and extirpations to landscape context. Oecologia 178:511-524.

McCUNE, J.L., VELLEND, M. & PELLATT, M.G. 2015. Combining phytolith analysis with historical ecology to reveal the long-term, local-scale dynamics within a savannah-forest landscape mosaic. Biodiversity & Conservation 24:609-626. PDF (accepted ms)

KHAROUBA, H.M., VELLEND, M., SARFRAZ, R.M. & MYERS, J.H. 2015. The effects of experimental warming on the timing of a
plant-insect herbivore interaction. Journal of Animal Ecology 84:785-796. PDF

BAETEN, L., DAVIES, T.J., VERHEYEN, K., VAN CALSTER, H. & VELLEND, M. 2015. Disentangling dispersal from phylogeny in the colonization capacity of forest understorey plants. Journal of Ecology 103:175-183. PDF

BEAUSÉJOUR, R., HANDA, I.T., LECHOWICZ, M.J., GILBERT, B. & VELLEND, M. 2015. Historical anthropogenic disturbances influence patterns of non-native earthworm and plant invasions in a temperate primary forest. Biological Invasions, 17:1267–1281. PDF

SAVAGE, J. & VELLEND, M. 2015. Elevational shifts, biotic homogenization and time lags in vegetation change during 40 years of climate warming. Ecography 38:546-555. PDF (Coverage in La Tribune, Ecography blog)

BROWN, C.D. & VELLEND, M. 2014. Non-climatic constraints on upper elevational plant range expansion under climate change. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281: 20141779. PDF (Coverage in ClimateWire, Canadian Geographic blog, Carissa on Quirks & Quarks!, SEPAQ blog)

VELLEND, M., SRIVASTAVA, D.S., ANDERSON, K.M., BROWN, C.D., JANKOWSKI, J.E., KLEYNHANS, E.J., KRAFT, N.J.B., LETAW, A.D., MACDONALD, A.A.M., MACLEAN, J.E., MYERS-SMITH, I.H., NORRIS, A.R., XUE, X. 2014. Assessing the relative importance of neutral stochasticity in ecological communities. Oikos 123:1420–1430. PDF

VELLEND, M., LAJOIE, G., BOURRET, A., MÚRRIA, C., KEMBEL, S.W. & GARANT, D. 2014. Drawing ecological inferences from coincident patterns of population- and community-level biodiversity. Molecular Ecology 23:2890–2901. PDF

VELLEND, M. 2014. The value of biodiversity: a humbling analysis. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29:138-139. PDF

KHAROUBA, H.M., RIOUX-PAQUETTE, S.R., KERR, J.T. & VELLEND, M. 2014. Predicting the sensitivity of butterfly phenology to temperature over the past century. Global Change Biology 20: 504–514 PDF (UBC News)

VELLEND, M., BAETEN, L., MYERS-SMITH, I.H., ELMENDORF, S.C., BEAUSÉJOUR, R., BROWN, C.D., DE FRENNE, P., VERHEYEN, K. & WIPF, S. 2013. A global meta-analysis reveals no net change in local-scale plant biodiversity over time. 2013. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 110:19456–19459. PDF (Sherbrooke news; F1000 Review; commentary in PNAS by Chris Thomas) (Winner: U. Sherbrooke Research & Innovation Prize/Prix de la recherche et de la création)

DE FRENNE, P., RODRÍGUEZ-SÁNCHEZ, F., COOMES, D.A., BAETEN, L., VERSTRAETEN, G., VELLEND, M., BERNHARDT-RÖMERMANN, M., BROWN, C.D., BRUNET, J., CORNELIS, J., DECOCQ, G., DIERSCHKE, H., ERIKSSON, O., GILLIAM, F.S., HÉDL, R., HEINKEN, T., HERMY, M., HOMMEL, P., JENKINS, M.A., KELLY, D.L., KIRBY, K.J., MITCHELL, F.J.G., NAAF, T., NEWMAN, M., PETERKEN, G., PETŘÍK, P., SCHULZ, J., SONNIER, G., VAN CALSTER, H., WALLER, D., WALTHER, G.-R., WHITE, P.S., WOODS, K., WULF, M., GRAAE, B.J. & VERHEYEN, K. 2013. Microclimate moderates plant responses to macroclimate warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110:18561–18565. PDF (Coverage on BBC)

SUPER, L., VELLEND, M. & BRADFIELD, G. 2013. Urban ecology in action: vegetation change in Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Vancouver, BC Canada. Davidsonia 23:21-31. PDF

McCUNE, J.L. & VELLEND, M. 2013. Gains in native species promote biotic homogenization over four decades in a human-dominated landscape. Journal of Ecology 101:1542-1551. PDF

McCUNE, J.L., PELLATT, M.G. & VELLEND, M. 2013. Multidisciplinary synthesis of long-term human-ecosystem interactions: a perspective from the Garry oak ecosystem of British Columbia. Biological Conservation 166:293-300. PDF

TOMIMATSU, H., SASAKI, T., KUROKAWA, H., BRIDLE, J.R., FONTAINE, C., KITANO, J., STOUFFER, D.B., VELLEND, M., BEZEMER, T.M., FUKAMI, T., HADLY, E.A., VAN DER HEIJDEN, M.G.A., KAWATA, M., KÉFI, S., KRAFT, N.J.B., MCCANN, K.S., MUMBY, P.J., NAKASHIZUKA, T., PETCHEY, O.L., ROMANUK, T.N., SUDING, K.N., TAKIMOTO, G., URABE, J., & YACHI. S. 2013. Sustaining ecosystem functions in a changing world: a call for an integrated approach. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:1124-1130 PDF

VELLEND, M., BROWN, C.D., KHAROUBA, H.M., McCUNE, J.L. & MYERS-SMITH, I.H. 2013. Historical ecology: using unconventional data sources to test for impacts of global environmental change. American Journal of Botany, 100:1294-1305 PDF.

VELLEND, M. & KHAROUBA, H.M. 2013. Setting conservation priorities when what you see is not what you get. Animal Conservation 16:14-15 (invited commentary) PDF

GIESELMAN, T.M., HODGES, K.E. & VELLEND, M. 2013. Human-induced edges alter grassland community composition. Biological Conservation 158:384-392. PDF

STEGEN, J.C., FREESTONE, A.L., CRIST, T.O., ANDERSON, M.J., CHASE, J.M., COMITA, L.S., CORNELL, H.V., DAVIES, K.F., HARRISON, S.P., HURLBERT, A.H., INOUYE, B.D., KRAFT, N.J.B., MYERS, J.A., SANDERS, N.J., SWENSON, N.G. & VELLEND, M. 2013. Stochastic and deterministic drivers of spatial and temporal turnover in breeding bird communities. Global Ecology & Biogeography 22:202-212. PDF

WILLIAMS, J.W., KHAROUBA, H.M., VELOZ, S., VELLEND, M., McLACHLAN, J., LIU, Z., OTTO-BLIESNER, B., HE, F. 2013. The ice age ecologist: testing methods for reserve prioritization during the last global warming. Global Ecology & Biogeography 22:289-301. PDF

DORNELAS, M., MAGURRAN, A., BUCKLAND, S.T., CHAO, A., CHAZDON, R.L., COLWELL, R.K., CURTIS, T., GASTON, K.J., GOTELLI, N.J., KOSNIK, M., McGILL, B., McCUNE, J.L., MORLON, H., MUMBY, P.J., ØVREÅS, L., STUDENY, A. & VELLEND, M. 2013. Quantifying temporal change in biodiversity: challenges and opportunities. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 280:20121931. PDF

BENNETT, J.R., VELLEND, M., LILLEY, P.L., CORNWELL, W.K. & ARCESE, P. 2013. Abundance, rarity and invasion debt among exotic species in a patchy ecosystem. Biological Invasions 15:707-716. PDF

BERNARD-VERDIER, M., NAVAS, M.-L., VELLEND, M., VIOLLE, C., FAYOLLE, A. & GARNIER, E. 2012. Community assembly along a soil depth gradient: contrasting patterns of plant trait convergence and divergence in Mediterranean rangelands. Journal of Ecology 100:1422-1433. PDF.

NORBERG, J., URBAN, M.C., VELLEND, M., KLAUSMEIER, C.A. & LOEUILLE, N. 2012. Eco-evolutionary responses of biodiversity to climate change. Nature Climate Change 2:747-751 PDF.

McLEOD, K., SCASCITELLI, M. & VELLEND, M. 2012. Detecting small-scale genotype-environment interactions in apomictic dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25:1667-1675. PDF.

SCHWARTZ, M.W., HELLMANN, J.J., McLACHLAN, J.M., SAX, D.F., BOREVITZ, J.O., BRENNAN, J., CAMACHO, A.E., CEBALLOS, G., CLARK, J.R., DOREMUS, H., EARLY, R., ETTERSON, J.R., FIELDER, D., GILL, J.L., GONZALEZ, P., GREEN, N., HANNAH, L., JAMIESON, D.W., JAVELIN, D., MINTEER, B.A., ODENBAUGH, J., POLASKY, S., RICHARDSON, D.M., ROOT, T.L., SAFFORD, H.D., SALA, O., SCHNEIDER, S.H., THOMPSON, A.R., WILLIAMS, J.W., VELLEND, M., & ZELLMER, S. 2012. Managed relocation: integrating the scientific, regulatory and ethical challenges. BioScience 62:732-743. PDF

DRUMMOND, E.B.M. & VELLEND, M. 2012. Genotypic diversity effects on the performance of Taraxacum officinale populations increase with time and environmental favorability. PLoS One 7: e30314. link here (open source). Faculty of 1000 "Recommended" (link here)

URBAN, M.C., DE MEESTER, L., VELLEND, M., STOKS, R., & VANOVERBEKE, J. 2012. A crucial step toward realism: Responses to climate change from an evolving metacommunity perspective. Evolutionary Applications 5:154-167. PDF

VELLEND, M. 2012. The community concept. In: Oxford Bibliographies Online: Ecology. LINK HERE

KRAFT, N.J.B., COMITA, L.S., CHASE, J.M., SANDERS, N.J., SWENSON, N.G., CRIST, T.O., STEGEN, J.C., VELLEND, M., ANDERSON, M.J., CORNELL, H.V., DAVIES, K.F., FREESTONE, A.L., INNOUYE, B.D., HARRISON, S.P. & MYERS, J.A. 2011. Disentangling the drivers of beta-diversity along latitudinal and elevational gradients. Science 333:1755-1758 PDF. (Some press releases: Sherbrooke, UBC, UCSB)

ADAMS, R.I. & VELLEND, M. 2011. Species diversity of grasses promotes genetic diversity of clover populations in simulated communities. Oikos 120: 1584-1594 PDF.

CHASE, J.M., KRAFT, N.J.B., SMITH, K.G., VELLEND, M. AND INOUYE, B.D. 2011. Using null models to disentangle variation in community dissimilarity from variation in alpha-diversity. Ecosphere 2:art24 PDF.

HARRISON, S., VELLEND, M. & DAMSCHEN, E.I. 2011. ‘Structured’ beta diversity increases with climatic productivity in a classic dataset. Ecosphere 2:art11 PDF.

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. 2011. Navigating the multiple meanings of beta diversity: a roadmap for the practicing ecologist. Ecology Letters, 14:19-28 PDF. Faculty of 1000 "Must Read" (link here)

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
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VELLEND, M., CORNWELL, W.K., MAGNUSON-FORD, K. & MOOERS, A.O. 2010. 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
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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). Faculty of 1000 "Recommended" (link here)

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