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Sullivan, M., Vleminckx, J., Bissiemou, P., Niangadouma, R., Mayoungou, M., Temba, J. la M., Bénédet, F., Abernethy, K., Queenborough, S.A., Comita, L.S. 0000. Impacts of low-intensity selective logging on species and functional composition in a Central African tropical forest. Ecologcal Applications

Kambach, S., Bruelheide, H. Comita, L.S., Condit, R., Aguilar, S., Chang-Yang, C.H., Chen, Y.-Y., Garwood, N.C., Hubbell, S.P., Metz, M.R., Pérez, R., Queenborough, S.A., Sun, I.F. Swenson, N.G., Thompson, J., Uriarte, M., Valencia, R., Wright, S.J., Leong Yao, T., Zimmerman, J., Rüger, N. 0000. Putting seedling demography on the map: Trade-offs in demographic rates from seedlings to the largest trees in five tropical forests. Ecology.

Santacruz, P.*, Lozinguez, A., Montufar, R., Queenborough, S.A., Endara, M.J., Obando-Tello, B., Couvreur, T.L.P. 0000. Exploring Annonaceae insect interactions in a local rain forest community of Amazonian Ecuador. Biotropica.

Rodríguez-Ortega, C.**, Utreras, D., Báez, S., Donoso, D.A., Endara, M.J., Forrister, D.L., Queenborough, S.A., Alvia P., Menéndez-Guerrero, P.A., Cárdenas, R.E. 0000. Defense strategies of an Amazonian myrmecophyte: effects of ant identity and survival implications on its host plants. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Vleminckx, J., Hogan, J.A., Metz, M.R., Comita, L.S., Queenborough, S.A., Wright, S.J., Valencia, R., Zambrano, M., & Garwood, N.C. 0000. Decreasing flower production coincides with warmer and more humid atmospheric conditions in a Western Amazonian forest. New Phytologist.

Sullivan, M.K.*, Fayolle, A., Bush, E., Ofuso-Bamfo, B. Vleminckx, J., Metz, M.R., & Queenborough, S.A. 0000. Cascading effects of climate change: new advances in drivers and shifts of tropical reproductive phenology. Plant Ecology.

Deng, T.*, Zhu, Y., & Queenborough, S.A. 0000. Environmental drivers of species diversity in the herbaceous and woody plant understory community of a warm-temperate forest. Journal of Biogeography.

Wei Lin*, Yonghua Zhang, & Queenborough, S.A., Ming Ni, Qing He, Buhang Li, Chengjin Chu. 0000. Ontogenetic shifts in sex ratios and underlying processes in a dioecious tree species. Journal of Ecology.

Baker, T.R. et al. (200 co-authors). 0000. Larger range sizes link fast demographic rates with higher species richness across the tree flora of the wet tropics. Nature Communications.

Gurung, B.*, Mendelsohn, R., & Queenborough, S.A. 0000. Economics of tiger conservation: a case of Khata Wildlife Corridor in Nepal. Oryx.

Liu, J.**, Anderson, L.**, & Queenborough, S.A. 0000. Distribution and abundance of trees with extrafloral nectaries across a tropical forest rainfall gradient. Biotropica.


Garwood, N.C., Metz, M.R., Queenborough, S.A., Persson, V., Wright, S.J., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Zambrano, M., & Valencia, V. 2023. Seasonality of reproduction in an ever-wet lowland tropical forest in Amazonian Ecuador. Ecology, e4133. doi: 10.1002/ecy.4133

Eck, J.*, Delavaux, C.*, Wilson, D., Queenborough, S.A., Comita, L.S. 2023. Seedling performance in a dioecious tree species is similar near female and male conspecific adults despite differences in colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Oikos. e09974. doi: 10.1111/oik.09974

Remshard, M. & Queenborough, S.A. 2023. Design of tables for the presentation and communication of data in ecological and evolutionary biology. Ecology & Evolution, 13, e10062. doi: 10.1002/ece3.10062

Pak, D., Swamy, V. Alvarez, P., Cornejo, F., Queenborough, S.A., Metz, M.R., Terborgh, J., Valencia, R., Wright, S.J., Garwood, N.C., & Lasky, J.R. 2023. Multi-scale phenological niches in hyperdiverse Amazonian plant communities. Ecology, 104, e4022. doi: 10.1002/ecy.4022

Venugopalan Nair Radhamoni, H.*, Queenborough, S.A., Arietta, A.Z.A., Suresh, H.S., Dattaraja, H.S., Kumar, S.S., Sukumar, R., Comita, L.S. 2023. Local- and landscape-scale drivers of terrestrial herbaceous plant diversity along a tropical rainfall gradient in Western Ghats, India. Journal of Ecology, 111, 1021–1036. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.14075

He, Q.*, Queenborough, S.A., Zhang, Y., Wang, W., Li, B., Zhao, K., Luo, W., Tang, H., Lin, W., & Chu, C. 2023. Effects of tree sex, maturity, local abiotic and biotic neighborhoods on the growth of a subtropical dioecious tree species Diospyros morrisiana (Ebenaceae). American Journal of Botany, 110, e16124. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.16124


Sullivan, M.K.*, Biessiemou, P.A.M., Niangadouma, R., Abernethy, K., Queenborough, S.A., & Comita, L.S. 2022. A decade of diversity and forest structure: post-logging patterns across life stages in an Afrotropical forest. Forest Ecology & Management, 513, 120169. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2022.120169

Queenborough, S.A., Alvia, P., & Valencia, R. 2022. Wind dispersal and 1-year survival of Vataireopsis iglesiasii (Fabaceae) seedlings in a Neotropical lowland rain forest. Biotropica, 54, 583–589. doi: 10.1111/btp.13099


Spicer, M.E., Nair Radhamoni, H.V.*, Duguid, M.C., Queenborough, S.A., & Comita, L.S. 2021. Herbaceous plant diversity in forest ecosystems: patterns, mechanisms, and threats. Plant Ecology 223, 117–129. doi: 10.1007/s11258-021-01202-9

Benitez, L.* & Queenborough. S.A. 2021. Fruit trees drive small-scale movement of elephants in forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda. Biotropica, 53, 1620–1630. doi: 10.1111/btp.13010

Penagos Zuluaga, J.C.*, van der Werff,H., Park, B.*, Eaton, D.A.R., Comita, L.S., Queenborough, S.A., & Donoghue, M.J. 2021. Resolved phylogenetic relationships in the Ocotea complex (Supraocotea) facilitate phylogenetic classification and studies of character evolution. American Journal of Botany, 108, 664–679. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1632

Goodsell, R.M.*, Spencer, M., Vergnon, R., Coutts, S., Queenborough, S.A., Swinfield, T., Childs, D.Z., & Freckleton, R.P. 2021. Developing hierarchical density-structured models to study the national-scale dynamics of an arable weed. Ecological Monographs, 91, e01449. doi: 10.1002/ecm.1449


Penagos Zuluaga, J.C.*, Queenborough, S.A., & Comita, L.S. 2020. Flowering sex ratios and costs of reproduction in gynodioecious Ocotea oblonga (Lauraceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 131, 344–355. doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/blaa117

Du, Y., Mao, L., Queenborough, S.A., Primack, R., Comita, L.S., Hampe, A., & Ma, K. 2020. Macro-scale variation and environmental predictors of angiosperm reproductive phenology in the Chinese flora. Journal of Biogeography, 47, 2303–2314. doi: 10.1111/jbi.13938

Sullivan, M.K.* & Queenborough, S.A. 2020. INSIGHTS: Precipitation gradients, plant biogeography, and the incidence of drip-tips in Cerrado plant species. Biotropica, 52, 583–589. doi: 10.1111/btp.12797

Woodbury, D.J.*, Yassir, I., Arbainsyah, Doroski, D.A.*, Queenborough, S.A., & Ashton, M.A. 2020. Filling a void: Analysis of early tropical soil and vegetative recovery under leguminous, post-coal mine reforestation plantations in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Land Degradation & Development, 31, 473–487. doi: 10.1002/ldr.3464


DiFiore, B.P.*, Queenborough, S.A., Madin, E.M.P, Paul, V.J., Decker M.B., & Stier, A.C. 2019. Herbivore density, more than predation risk, drives variation in grazing patterns visible from space. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 627, 71–81. doi: 10.3354/meps13074

Crawford, K.E., Bauer, J.T., Comita, L.S., Eppinga, M.B., Johnson, D.J., Mangan, S.A., Queenborough, S.A., Strand, A.E., Suding, K.N., Umbanhowar, J., & Bever, J.D. 2019. Evolutionary history determines plant coexistence via pathogen-mediated plant-soil feedback. Ecology Letters, 22, 1274–1284. doi: 10.1111/ele.13278

Tokarz, E.**, Alvia, P., Valencia, R., & Queenborough, S.A. 2019. Habitat niche partitioning by seven Heliconia species in a lowland tropical rain forest in Amazonian Ecuador. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 35, 91–94. doi: 10.1017/S0266467419000026


Queenborough, S.A.. 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.*, Wright, S.J., Garwood, N.C., Queenborough, S.A., Valencia, R., & Dick, C.W. 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.*, Ricart, R.D.*, Murphy, S.J.*, Krishnadas, M.*, Whitacre, J., Wenzel, J.W., Queenborough, S.A., & Comita, L.S. 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., Queenborough, S.A., Chen, L., Wang, Y., Mi, X., Ma, K., & Comita, L.S. 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.*, Camenzind, T., Homeier, J., Jimenez-Paz, R., Ashton, M.S., & Queenborough, S.A.. 2017. Nutrient enrichment effects on mycorrhizal fungi in an Andean tropical montane forest. Mycorrhiza, 4, 311–319. 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., Donoso, D.S., Queenborough, S.A., Jaramillo, L., Valencia, R., & Dangles, O. 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.*, Calhoon, E.A.*, Chang, H.*, Whitacre, J., Wenzel, J., Comita, L.S., & Queenborough, S.A.. 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., Mao, L., Queenborough, S.A., Freckleton, R.P., Chen, B., & Ma, K. 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.*, Audino, L.D.*, Whitacre, J., Eck, J.L.*, Wenzel, J.W., Queenborough, S.A., & Comita, L.S.. 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., Cousens, R.D., Bagavathiannan, M.V., Barney, J.N., Beckie, H.J., Busi, R., Davis, A.S., Dukes, J.S., Forcella, F., Freckleton, R.P., Gallandt, E.R., Hall, L.M., Jasieniuk, M., Lawton-Rauh, A., Lehnhoff, E.A., Liebman, M., Maxwell, B.D., Mesgaran, M.B., Murray, J.V., Neve, P., Nuñez, M.A., Pauchard, A., Queenborough, S.A., and Webber, B.L. 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. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12232. |

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 |

Queenborough, S.A. & Porras, C.M.** 2014. 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. |


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 cultured skin fibroblasts to oxidative and non-oxidative chemical injury. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216, 1373–1380. doi: 10.1242/​jeb.079889. |


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 |

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.