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peer-reviewed publications

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Tokarz, E., Alvia, P., Valencia, R. & Queenborough, S.A. Habitat niche partitioning by seven Heliconia species in a lowland tropical rain forest in Amazonian Ecuador. Journal of Tropical Ecology.


Simon A. Queenborough. 2018. Tropical Humid Forest Biome. Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199830060-0203

Krishnadas, M., Beckman, N., Penagos-Zuluaga, J.C., Zhu, Y., Whitacre, J., Wenzel, J., Queenborough, S.A. & Comita, L.S. 2018. Environment and land-use legacies together predict functional diversity in a temperate forest. Ecological Applications, 28, 2142–2152. doi: 10.1002/eap.1802

Bemmels, J., S.J. Wright, N.C. Garwood, S.A. Queenborough, R. Valencia & C.W. Dick. 2018. Filter-dispersal assembly of lowland Neotropical rainforests across the Andes. Ecography, 41, 1763–1775. doi: 10.1111/ecog.03473

Zhu, Y., Queenborough, S.A., Condit, R., Hubbell, S.P., Ma, K.P. & Comita, L.S. 2018. Density-dependent survival varies with species life-history strategy in a tropical forest. Ecology Letters, 21, 506–515. doi: 10.1111/ele.12915

Fotis, A.T., Raleigh D. Ricart, Stephen J. Murphy, Meghna Krishnadas, James Whitacre, John W. Wenzel, Simon A. Queenborough and Liza S. Comita. 2018. Aboveground biomass is driven by selection effects and stand structural attributes in a temperate deciduous forest. Journal of Ecology, 106, 561–570. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12847


Du, Y., Simon A. Queenborough, Lei Chen, Yunquan Wang, Xiangcheng Mi, Keping Ma, Liza S. Comita. 2017. Intraspecific and phylogenetic density-dependent seedling recruitment in a subtropical evergreen forest. Oecologia 184, 193–203. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3842-3

Delavaux, C.S., Tessa Camenzind, Jurgen Homeier, Rosa Jimenez-Paz, Mark S. Ashton, Simon A. Queenborough. 2017. Nutrient enrichment effects on mycorrhizal fungi in an Andean tropical montane forest. Mycorrhiza. Online. doi: 10.1007/s00572-016-0749-5

Queenborough, SA. 2017. Collections-based studies of plant functional traits. Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica, 6, 223–236. Proceedings of the meeting: Tropical Plant Collections: Legacies from the past? Essential tools for the future?

Smith, J.R., Queenborough, SA, Alvia, P, Romero-Saltos, H, & Valencia, R. 2017. Testing the Liana Dominance Hypothesis: No strong evidence for increasing liana abundance in the Myristicaceae of a Neotropical aseasonal rain forest. Ecology, 98, 456–466. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1657


Báez, S., David A. Donoso, Simon A. Queenborough, Liliana Jaramillo, Renato Valencia, and Olivier Dangles. 2016. Ant mutualism increases long-term growth and survival of a common Amazonian tree. American Naturalist 188, 567–575. doi: 10.1086/688401

Ninazunta, M, Queenborough, SA, Hernández, C & Valencia, R. 2016. Growth strategies of the arborescent palm Iriartea deltoidea, in a western Amazonian forest. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 182, 411–424. doi: 10.1111/boj.12448

Gutiérrez-Santiago, J., Jasso-Mata, J., Queenborough, S.A., Soto-Hernández, M., Rzedowski, J., Jiménez-Casas, M., & Castillo-Martínez, C.R. 2016. Sexual classification of linaloe (Bursera linanoe, Burseraceae) and productive implications for the essential oil, in three natural populations in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Agroproductividad 9, 66–72.

Muehleisen, M., Queenborough, S.A., Alvia Zambano, L.P., Valencia, R. & Fiala, B. 2016. Incidence of extra-floral nectaries and their relationship to growth and survival of lowland tropical rain forest trees. Biotropica 48, 321–331. doi: 10.1111/btp.12310


Calinger, K.M., Elisabeth A. Calhoon, Hsiaochi Chang, James Whitacre, John Wenzel, Liza S. Comita & Simon A. Queenborough. 2015. Historic mining and agriculture as indicators of occurrence and abundance of two widespread invasive plant species. PLoS ONE 10(6), e0128161. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128161

Du, Y., Lingfeng Mao, Simon A. Queenborough, Robert P. Freckleton, Bin Chen, Keping Ma. 2015. Phylogenetic constraints and trait correlates of flowering phenology in the angiosperm flora of China. Global Ecology & Biogeography 24, 928–938. doi: 10.1111/geb.12303

Murphy, S.J., Lívia D. Audino, James Whitacre, Jenalle L. Eck, John W. Wenzel, Simon A. Queenborough, Liza S. Comita. 2015. Species associations structured by environment and land-use history promote beta-diversity in a temperate forest. Ecology, 96, 705–715. doi: 10.1890/14-0695.1

Hellmann, J.K., Erikson, J.S. & Queenborough, S.A. 2015. Evaluating macroinvertebrate community shifts in the nexus of freestone and limestone streams. Journal of Limnology, 74, 64–74. doi: 10.4081/jlimnol.2014.935


Ward, S.M., Roger D. Cousens, Muthukumar V. Bagavathiannan, Jacob N. Barney, Hugh J. Beckie, Roberto Busi, Adam S. Davis, Jeffrey S. Dukes, Frank Forcella, Robert P. Freckleton, Eric R. Gallandt, Linda M. Hall, Marie Jasieniuk, Amy Lawton-Rauh, Erik A. Lehnhoff, Matt Liebman, Bruce D. Maxwell, Mohsen B. Mesgaran, Justine V. Murray, Paul Neve, Martin A. Nuñez, Anibal Pauchard, Simon A. Queenborough, and Bruce L. Webber. 2014. Agricultural weed research: A critique and two proposals. Weed Science 62, 672-678. doi: 10.1614/WS-D-13-00161.1

Comita, L.S., Queenborough, S.A., Eck, J.L., Murphy, S., Xu, K., Krishnadas, M., Beckman, N. and Zhu, Y. 2014. Testing predictions of the Janzen-Connell hypothesis: A meta-analysis of experimental evidence for distance- and density-dependent seed and seedling survival. Journal of Ecology 102, 845–865. |

Amano, T., Freckleton, R.F.P, Queenborough, S.A., Doxford, S.W., Smithers, R.J., Sparks, T.H. & Sutherland, W.J. 2014. Links between plant species’ spatial and temporal responses to a warming climate. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 281. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3017 |


Boudouris, J. & Queenborough, S.A. 2013. Diversity and distribution of extra-floral nectaries in the cerrado savanna vegetation of Brazil. PeerJ 1:e219. doi: 10.7717/peerj.219 | | Interview with PeerJ

Queenborough, S.A., Metz, M.R., Valencia, R. & Wright, S.J. 2013. Demographic consequences of chromatic leaf defence in tropical tree communities - do red young leaves increase growth and survival? Annals of Botany 112, 677–684. Invited contribution to special issue on seedling herbivory. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct144 |

Queenborough, S.A., Forget, P.-M. & Russo, S. 2013. Adding spice to life: a special issue on the Myristicaceae. Tropical Conservation Science 6, 592–594. |

Queenborough, S.A., Humphreys, A. & Valencia, R. 2013. Sex specific flowering patterns in the understorey rain forest tree Iryanthera hostmannii (Myristicaceae). Tropical Conservation Science 6, 637–658. |

Callinger, K.M., Curtis, P.S. & Queenborough, S.A. 2013. Herbarium specimens reveal the footprint of climate change on flowering trends across north-central North America. Ecology Letters 16, 1037–1044. doi: 10.1111/ele.12135 |

Cooke, I.R., Mattison, E.H., Audsley, E., Bailey, A., Freckleton, R.P., Graves, A.R., Morris, J., Queenborough, S.A., Sanders, D.L., Sirawarden, G., Trawick, P., Watkinson, A.R., & Sutherland, W.J. 2013. Empirical test of an agricultural landscape model: the importance of farmer preference for risk-aversion and crop complexity. SAGE Open 3, 2158244013486491. doi: 10.1177/2158244013486491 |

Jimenez, A.G., Harper, J.M., Queenborough, S.A. & Williams, J.B. 2013. Linkages between the life-history evolution of tropical and temperate birds and the resistance of the cells to oxidative and non-oxidative chemical injury. Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 1373–1380. doi: 10.1242/​jeb.079889. |

Queenborough, S.A. & Porras, C.M. 2013. Expanding coverage of plant trait databases - a comparison of specific leaf area from fresh and dried leaves. Plant Ecology & Diversity 7, 383–388. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2013.777483. |


Curtis, P.S. & Queenborough, S.A. 2012. Commentary: Raising the standards for ecological meta-analysis. New Phytologist 195, 279–281. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04207.x |

Bai, X., Queenborough, S.A., Wang, X., Zhang, J., Yuan, Z., Xing, D. & Hao, Z. 2012. Effects of local biotic neighbours and habitat heterogeneity on tree and shrub seedling survival in an old-growth temperate forest. Oecologia 170, 755–765. doi: 10.1007/s00442-012-2348-2 |

Queenborough, S.A., Metz, M.R., Wiegand, T. & Valencia, R. 2012. Palms, peccaries and perturbations: widespread effects of small-scale disturbance in tropical forests. BMC Ecology 12, 3. doi: 10.1186/1472-6785-12-3 |

Gao, J., Queenborough, S.A. & Chai, J. 2012. Flowering sex ratios and spatial distribution of dioecious trees in a SE Asian seasonal rain forest. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 24, 517–527. |


Queenborough, S.A., Burnet, K.M., Sutherland, W.J., Watkinson, A.R. & Freckleton, R.P. 2011. From meso- to macro-scale population dynamics: a density structured approach. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 2, 289–302. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00075.x |

Freckleton, R.P., Sutherland, W.J., Watkinson, A.J. & Queenborough, S.A. 2011. Density structured models for plant population dynamics. American Naturalist 177, 1–17. doi: 10.1086/657621 |


Vamosi, S.M. & Queenborough, S.A. 2010. Breeding systems, phylogenetic diversity and abundance along a large-scale elevational gradient. Journal of Biogeography 37, 465–476. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02214.x |


Queenborough, S.A., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Garwood, N.C., Valencia, R. 2009. Taxonomic scale of niche partitioning and local neighbourhood effects on survival of tropical tree seedlings. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 276, 4197–4205. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0921 |

Queenborough, S.A., Mazer, S.J., Vamosi, S.M., Garwood, N.C., Valencia, R. & Freckleton, R. 2009. Seed mass, abundance and breeding system among tropical forest species: do dioecious species exhibit compensatory reproduction or abundances? Journal of Ecology 97, 555-566. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01485.x |

Cooke, I.R., Queenborough, S.A., Mattison, E.H.A., Bailey, A.P., Sandars, D.L., Graves, A.R., Morris, J., Atkinson, P.W., Trawick, P., Freckleton, R.P., Watkinson, A.R., & Sutherland, W.J. 2009. Integrating socio-economics and ecology: A review of applications and approaches. Journal of Applied Ecology 46, 269–277. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01615.x |


Queenborough, S.A., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Garwood, N.C., Valencia, R. 2007. Neighborhood and community interactions determine the spatial pattern of tropical tree seedling survival. Ecology 88, 2248–2258. doi: 10.1890/06-0737.1 |

Queenborough, S.A., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Garwood, N.C., Valencia, R. 2007. Determinants of biased sex ratios and differential costs of reproduction in dioecious tropical forest trees. American Journal of Botany 94, 67–78. doi: 10.3732/ajb.94.1.67 |

Queenborough, S.A., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Garwood, N.C., Valencia, R. 2007. Habitat niche partitioning by 16 species of Myristicaceae in Amazonian Ecuador. Plant Ecology 192, 193–207. doi: 10.1007/s11258-007-9328-3 |

in review

Sullivan, M.K.* & Queenborough, S.A. Incidence and abundance of drip-tips increases in wetter sites of the cerrado savannas of Brazil. Biotropica.

DiFiore, B.P., Simon A. Queenborough, Elizabeth M. P. Madin, Valerie J. Paul, Mary Beth Decker, Adrian C. Stier. Herbivore density, more than predation risk, drives variation in grazing patterns visible from space. Ecology.

Kerri M. Crawford, Jonathan T. Bauer, Liza S. Comita, Maarten B. Eppinga, Daniel J. Johnson, Scott A. Mangan, Simon A. Queenborough, Allan E. Strand, Katie N. Suding, James Umbanhowar, James D. Bever. YYYY. Evolutionary history determines plant coexistence via pathogen-mediated plant-soil feedback. Ecology Letters in review.

Queenborough, S.A. & Sam G.M. Bridgewater. YYYY. Two methods of tree plot inventory from tropical limestone deciduous forest, Belize. PeerJ.

Queenborough, S.A. & Kulesza, A.E. YYYY. How the Giraffe got its Neck. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.

non peer-reviewed publications

  1. Queenborough, S.A. 2012. The habits of successful ecologists: How to write right, right!? Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 44 (2), 36-38.

  2. Queenborough, S.A. 2011. The habits of successful ecologists: time management. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 42 (3) 34-37.

  3. Queenborough, S.A. & Parker, J.N. 2011. The habits of successful ecologists: learning from the best. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 43, 31-34.

  4. Queenborough, S.A. & Cooke, I.R. 2011. The habits of successful ecologists, or Does Facebook count as outreach? Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 42 (1), 40-42.

  5. Sutherland, W.J. et al. 2010. Is wildlife conservation compatible with arable farming? Evaluating the options for sustainable agriculture. RELU Policy and Practice Notes 23, December 2010.

  6. Queenborough, S.A. & Comita, L.S. 2010. Should Ecological Science Be Ethical? Union Seminary Quarterly Review 63, 18-25.

  7. Queenborough, S.A., Cooke, I.R. & Schildhauer, M.P. 2010. Do we need an Eco-Bank? The ecology of data-sharing. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 41 (3), 32-35.

  8. Queenborough, S.A. & Cooke, I.R. 2010. Do humans count in ecology? Quantitative methods can link socio-economics and ecology. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 41 (1), 57-58.

  9. Queenborough, S.A. 2007. Book review of Forest Ecology and Conservation. A handbook of techniques. Newton, A.C. (2007) OUP. In Environmental Conservation 34, 2-3.