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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.

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. Oecologia.

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. New Phytologist.

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.


Vleminckx, J., Hogan, J.A., Metz, M.R., Comita, L.S., Queenborough, S.A., Wright, S.J., Valencia, R., Zambrano, M., & Garwood, N.C. 2023. Decreasing flower production coincides with warmer and more humid atmospheric conditions in a Western Amazonian forest. New Phytologist, 241, 1035-1046. doi: 10.1111/nph.19388


Sullivan, M.K.*, Fayolle, A., Bush, E., Ofuso-Bamfo, B. Vleminckx, J., Metz, M.R., & Queenborough, S.A. 2023. Cascading effects of climate change: new advances in drivers and shifts of tropical reproductive phenology. Plant Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s11258-023-01377-3

Garwood, N.C., Metz, M.R., Queenborough, S.A., Persson, V., Wright, S.J., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Zambrano, M., & Valencia, R. 2023. Seasonality of reproduction in an ever-wet lowland tropical forest in Amazonian Ecuador. Ecology, 104, 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, 2023, 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.