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Mertens M, Swennen R, Rønsted N, Vandelook F, Panis B, Sachter-Smith G, Dang Toan V, Janssens S (2021). Conservation status assessment of banana crop wild relatives in Southeast Asia using species distribution modelling. Diversity and Distributions, early view.

Ohukani‘ōhi‘a S.M., Winter K.B., Demotta M. (2021). KUA–LAKO–MO‘O: a methodology for exploring Indigenous conceptualisations of nature and conservation in Hawai‘i. Pacific Conservation Biology.



Allasi Canales, N., T. G. Hansen, C. Cornett, K. Walker, F. Driver, A. Antonelli, C. Maldonado, M. Nesbitt, C. J. Barnes, & N. Rønsted (2020). Historical chemical annotations of Cinchona bark collections are comparable to results from current day High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography technologies. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 249: 112379.

Appelhans, M. S., Paetzold, C., Wood, K. R., & Wagner, W. L. (2020). RADseq resolves the phylogeny of Hawaiian Myrsine L. (Primulaceae) and provides evidence for hybridization. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 58(6), 823-840.

Baskin, C. C, Baskin, J. M., Yoshinaga, A., Wolkis, D. (2020). Physiological dormancy in seeds of tropical montane woody species in Hawai`i. Plant Species Biology 36(1), 60-71.

Baskin, C., Baskin, J., Yoshinaga, A., Wolkis, D. (2020). Seed dormancy in Campanulaceae: morphological and morphophysiological dormancy in six species of Hawaiian lobelioids. Botany, 0:ja.

Bernard, J., Brock, K.C., Tonnell, V., Walsh, S., Wenger, J.P., Wolkis, D., Weiblen, G. D. (2020). New species assemblages disrupt obligatory mutualisms between figs and their pollinators. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 406.

Brock, K. C., Daehler, C. C., Imada, C. T., Kennedy, B. H. and Flynn, T. W. (2020). Recommendations for reporting records of nonnative plant species in the Hawaiian Islands. In: Ed. Evenhuis, N.L. Records of the Hawai Biological Survey for 2019. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 129, 109-124.

Clement, W. L., Bruun-Lund, S., Cohen, A., Kjellberg, F., Weiblen, G. D., Rønsted, N. (2020). Evolution and classification of figs (Ficus, Moraceae) and their close relatives (Castilleae) united by involucral bracts. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 103(3): 316–339.

Hassemer, G. & Rønsted, N. (2020). The Critically Endangered Saint Helena endemic Plantago robusta (Plantaginaceae): typification, complete morphological account and discussion of knowledge gaps. Phytotaxa, 471(2): 127-138.

Hoban, S., Callicrate, T., Clark, J., Deans, S., Dosmann, M., Fant, J., Gailing, O., Havens, K., Hipp, A., Kadav, P., Kramer, A., Lobdell, M., Magellan, T., Meyer, A., Pooler, M., Spence, E., Thompson, P., Toppila, R., Walsh, S., Westwood, M., Wood, J. & Griffith, P. (2020). Taxonomic similarity does not predict necessary sample size for ex situ conservation: a comparison among five genera. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287: 20200102.

Jensen, S.M., Wolkis, D., Keshtkar, E., Streibig, J.C., Ritz, C. (2020). Improved two-step analysis of germination data from complex experimental designs. Seed Science Research 30(3): 194-198.

Knope, M. L., Funk, V. A., Johnson, M. A., Wagner, W. L., Datlof, E. M., Johnson, G., Crawford, D., Bonifacino, J. M., Morden, C.W., Lorence, D. H., Wood, K. R, Meyer, J.-Y., and Carlquist, S. (2020). Dispersal and adaptive radiation of Bidens (Compositae) across the remote archipelagoes of Polynesia. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 58(6), 805-822.

Legeay, J., C. Husson, B. Boudier, E. Louisanna, C. Baraloto, H. Schimann, B. Marcais, M. Buée (2020). Surprising low diversity of the plant pathogen Phytophthora in Amazonian forests. Environmental Microbiology, 22(12) 5019-5032.

Lorence, D. H.Wagner, W. L. (2020). Flora of the Marquesas Islands. Volume 2: Dicots. National Tropical Botanical Garden. 722 pp.

Lorence, D., Wagner, W. L , Wood, K. R., Johnson, G. (2020). Pogostemon guamensis Lorence & W.L.Wagner (Lamiaceae), a new species from Guam, Mariana Islands. PhytoKeys 169: 61-73.

Liu, Y., Brown, P.N., Ragone, D., Gibson, D.L., Murch, S.N. (2020). Breadfruit flour is a healthy option for modern foods and food security. PLOS ONE 15(7): e0236300.

Lücking, R., B. Moncada, H. J. M. Sipman, P. Nayara, B. Sobreira, C. Viñas, J. Gutíerrez, T. W. Flynn. (2020). Saxiloba: a new genus of placodioid lichens from the Caribbean and Hawaii shakes up the Porinaceae tree (lichenized Ascomycota: Gyalectales). Plant and Fungal Systematics 65(2): 577–585.

Martinez-Swatson, K., E. Mihály, C. Lange, M. Ernst, M. Dela Cruz, M. J. Price, T. Nørgaard Mikkelsen, J. H. Christensen, N. Lundholm,  & N. Rønsted (2020). Biomonitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon deposition in Greenland using historical moss herbarium specimens shows a decrease in pollution during the 20th century. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, 1085.

Opgenorth, M., Lorence, D., Wood, K.R. (2020). Pritchardia arecina, a rare Hawaiian palm native to East Maui. Palms 64(2):85-92.

Privet, K., V. Vedel, C. Fortunel, J. Orivel, Q. Martinez, A. Cerdan, C. Baraloto, J. Pétillon (2020). Relative efficiency of pitfall trapping vs. nocturnal hand collecting in assessing soil-dwelling spider diversity along a structural gradient of Neotropical habitats. Diversity 12(2), 81.

Rønsted, N., & K. R. Wood (2020). Cyanea kuhihewa: Rediscovering one of Hawai’i’s rarest trees. Plants People Planet 2(2):107-110.

Rønsted, N., O. M. Grace, and M. A. Carine (2020). Editorial: Integrative and translational uses of herbarium collections across time, space, and species. Frontiers in Plant Science 11, 1319.

Saldivia, P., Wood, K. R., Orlovich, D. A., Lord, J. M. (2020). Pacifigeron indivisus (Asteraceae: Astereae), a new species endemic to Rapa, Austral Islands, and a new delimitation of the Celmisia group. Phytotaxa 442(4):239-266.

Schimann, H., J. Vleminckx, C. Baraloto, J. Engel, G. J. E. Louisanna, S. Manzi, A. Sagne, M. Roy. (2020). Tree communities and soil properties influence fungal community assembly in neotropical forests. Biotropica 52(3), 444-456.

Sullivan, M. J. P. …. Baraloto, and 113 co-authors (2020). Long-term thermal sensitivity of Earth’s tropical forests. Science 368(4693), 869-874.

Valverde-Barrantes, O. J., H. Maherali, C. Baraloto, and C.B. Blackwood (2020). Independent evolutionary changes in fine-root traits among main clades during the diversification of seed plants. New Phytologist, first published online.

Winter, K., Lincoln, N.K., Berkes, F., Alegado, R.A., Kurashima, N, Frank, K.L., Pascua, P., Rii, Y.M., Reppun, F., Knapp, I.S.S., McClatchey, W.C., Ticktin, T., Smith, C., Franklin, E.C., Oleson, K., Price, M.R., McManus, M.A., Donahue, M.J., Rodgers, K.S., Bowen, B.W., Nelson, C.E., Thomas, B., Leong, J.-A., Madin, E.M.P., Rivera, M.A.J., Falinski, K.A., Bremer, L.L., Deenik, J.L., Gon III, S.M., Neilson, B., Okano, R., Olegario, A., Nyberg, B., Kawelo, A.H., Kotubetey, K., Kukea-Shultz, J.K., Toonen, R.J. (2020). Ecomimicry in Indigenous resource management: optimizing ecosystem services to achieve resource abundance, with examples from Hawaiʻi. Ecology and Society 25(2):26.

Winter, K. B., T. Ticktin, S. A. Quazi. (2020). Biocultural restoration in Hawaiʻi also achieves core conservation goals. Ecology and Society 25(1):26.

Wolkis, D., S. Blackwell, S. K. Villanueva. (2020). Conservation seed physiology of the ciénega endemic, Eryngium sparganophyllum (Apiaceae). Conservation Physiology, 8:1, coaa17.

Wood, J., J. D. Ballou, T. Callicrate, J. B. Fant, M. P. Griffith, A. T. Kramer, R. C. Lacy, A. Meyer, S. Sullivan, K. Traylor-Holzer, S. K. Walsh, and K. Havens (2020). Applying the zoo model to conservation of threatened exceptional plant species. Conservation Biology 34:1416-1425. https://doi:10.1111/cobi.13503



Bruelheide, H., & more than 30 authors including C. Baraloto. (2019). sPlot–a new tool for global vegetation analyses. Journal of Vegetation Science 30: 161–186.

Chang, K., K. B. Winter, and N. K. Lincoln. (2019). Hawaiʻi in focus: navigating pathways in global biocultural leadership. Sustainability, special issue on Biocultural Restoration in Hawaiʻi (eds. K.B. Winter, K. Chang, N.K. Lincoln). Sustainability 11(1):283.

Chau, M., T. Chambers, L. Weisenberger, M. Keir, T. I. Kroessig, D. Wolkis, R. Kam, A. Y. Yoshinaga. (2019). Seed freeze  sensitivity and ex situ longevity of 295 species in the native Hawaiian flora. American Journal of Botany 106(9):1-23.

Delevaux, J. M., K. A. Stamoulis, R. Whittier, S.D. Jupiter, L. L. Bremer, A. Friedlander, N. Kurashima, J. Giddens, K. B. Winter, M. Blaich‐Vaughan, K. M. Burnett. (2019). Place‐based management can reduce human impacts on coral reefs in a changing climate. Ecological Applications, 29(4), p.e01891.

Draper, F. C.,  G. P. Asner, E. N. Honorio Coronado, T. R. Baker, R. García‐Villacorta, N. C. Pitman, P. V. Fine, O. L., Phillips, R. Zárate Gómez, C. A. Amasifuén Guerra, M. Flores Arévalo, CBaraloto. (2019). Dominant tree species drive beta diversity patterns in western Amazonia. Ecology e02636.

Endress, P. K., D. H. Lorence. (2019). Inflorescence structure in Laurales. Stable and flexible patterns. International Journal of Plant Science 181(3).

Fichaux, M., B. Béchade, J. Donald, A. Weyna, J. H. C. Delabie, J. Murienne, C. Baraloto, J. Orivel. (2019). Habitats shape taxonomic and functional composition of Neotropical ant assemblages. Oecologia 189(2): 501‐513.

Hodel, D. R., J.‐F. Butaud, C. E. Barrett, M. H. Grayum, J. Komen, D. H. Lorence, J. Marcus, A. Falchetto. (2019). A reassessment of PelagodoxaPalms 63(3): 113–146

Hodel, D. R., J.‐F. Butaud, C. E. Barrett, M. H. Grayum, J. Komen, D. H. Lorence, J. Marcus, A. Falchetto. (2019).  Pelagodoxa henryana (Arecaceae): a supplement of additional photographs and figures to the 2019 article in the journal PalmsPalmArbor 2019–1: 1‐24.

Kiehn, M. & D. H. Lorence. (2019). New chromosome number reports for angiosperms native or introduced to Hawai’i, with some additional reports for Fiji and Samoa. Pacific Science 73(3): 411–421.

Klarenberg, G., R. Muñoz-Carpena, S. Perz, C. Baraloto, M. Marsik, J. Southworth, L. Zhu. (2019). A spatiotemporal natural‐human database to evaluate road development impacts in an Amazon trinational frontier. Nature Scientific Data 6(1): 93.

Lim, Jun Y., C. R. Marshall, E. A. Zimmer, W. L. Wagner. (2019). Multiple colonizations of the Pacific by Peperomia (Piperaceae): Complex patterns of long‐distance dispersal and parallel radiations on the Hawaiian Islands. Journal of Biogeography (In press).

Lopes, M. C., G. P. Lamarre, C. Baraloto, P. V. Fine, A. Vincentini, F. B. Baccaro. (2019). The Amazonas‐trap: a new method for sampling plant‐inhabiting arthropod communities in tropical forest understory. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 167(6): 534-543.

Lorence, D. H. (2019). India from a bus window: The XX Heliconia Society International Conference, and Pre‐ and Post‐Conference tours. The Bulletin, Heliconia Society International 23(4): 1–4 (Part 2).

Lorence, D.  H. & W.  L. Wagner. (2019). Flora of the Marquesas Islands. Volume 1: Lycophytes, ferns, and monocots. National Tropical Botanical Garden. 411 pp.

Lorence, D. H. W. L. Wagner. (2019). Perrottetia wichmaniorum (Dipentodontaceae), a new species from Kauaʻi, Hawaiian Islands. Phytokeys 115: 93–103.

Lu, N. T., A. Ebihara, H. Hec, L. Zhang, X.‐M. Zhou, R. Knapp, P. Kamau, D. Lorence, X.‐F. Gao, & L‐B. Zhang. (2019). A plastid phylogeny of the fern genus Arachniodes (Dryopteridaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 133: 214–245.

Martinez‐Swatson K, R. Kjøller, F. Cozzi, H. Toft Simonsen, N. Rønsted, C. J. Barnes. (2019). Exploring evolutionary theories of plant defence investment using field populations of the deadly carrot. Annals of Botany 125(5): 737-750.

Nochera, C. L. & D. Ragone. (2019). Development of a breadfruit flour pasta product. Foods 8, 110; https://doi:10.3390/foods8030110

Paetzold, C., K. R. Wood, D. A. R. Eaton, W. L. Wagner, M. S. Appelhans. (2019). Phylogeny of Hawaiian Melicope (Rutaceae): RAD‐Seq resolves species relationships and reveals ancient introgression. Frontiers in Plant Science 10: 1–16, Article 1074.

Shevock, J.R., T. Flynn, J. C. Game, W. Z. Ma, A. Williams, D. R. Toren, B. C. Tan, J. R. Spence. (2019). New additions, range extensions and nomenclatural updates for the Hawaiian moss flora, island of Kaua’i, USA. Acta Mus. Siles. Sci. Natur. 68: 105–122.

Subedi, S.C., M.S. Ross, J.P. Sah, J. Redwine, C. Baraloto. (2019). Trait‐based community assembly pattern along a forest succession gradient in a seasonally dry tropical forest. Ecosphere10(4), e02719.

Wagner, W.L., D.W. Stevenson, C.D. Specht. (2019). Vicki A. Funk‐Recipient of the 2018 Asa Gray Award. Syst. Bot. 44:1‐4.

Walsh, S, R. J. Pender, R. R. Junker, C. C. Daehler, C. W. Morden, D. H. Lorence. (2019). Pollination biology reveals challenges to restoring populations of Brighamia insignis (Campanulaceae), a critically endangered plant species from Hawai‘i. Flora 259:151448.

Wolkis, D., Deans, S. (2019). Picking from the past in preparation for a pest: assessing the potential for herbaria to serve as novel sources for ʻōhiʻa seed preservation. Biopreservation and Biobanking. In press.

Xu, K.‐W., L. Zhang, C. J. Rothfels, A. R. Smith, R. Viane, D. H. Lorence, K. R. Wood, C.‐W. Chen, R. Knapp, L. Zhou, N. T. Lu, X.‐M. Zhou, H.‐J. Wei, Q. Fan, S.‐F. Chen, D. Cicuzza, X.‐F. Gao, W.‐B. Liao, L.‐B. Zhang. (2019). A global plastid phylogeny of the fern genus Asplenium (Aspleniaceae). Cladistics: 1‐50.

Xu, K.‐W., D. Lorence, K. R. Wood, W‐B. Liao, L.‐B. Zhang. (2019). A revision of the Hymenasplenium unilaterale subclade (Aspleniaceae; Pteridophyta) with the description of nine new species. Phytotaxa 419: 001‐027.



Aime, M.C., T. Kijpornyongpan, M. Abbasi, K. R. Wood, T. Flynn. (2018) A new species of Cintractiella (Ustilaginales) from the volcanic island of Kosrae, Caroline Islands, Micronesia. MycoKeys 42: 1‐6.

Appelhans, M. S., J. Wen, and W. L. Wagner. (2018). Biogeographic Patterns in the Pacific and Australasian regions. Journal Systematics and Evolution 56: 573‐575.

Appelhans, M. S., J. Wen, M. Duretto, D. Crayn, and W. L. Wagner. (2018). Historical biogeography of Melicope (Rutaceae) and its close relatives with a special emphasis on Pacific dispersals. Journal Systematics and Evolution 56: 576‐599. https//

Bruelheide, H., & more than 30 authors including C. Baraloto. 2018. Global trait‐environment relationships of plant communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution  2: 1906–1917.

Burnett, K., T. Ticktin, L. Bremer, S. Quazi, C. Geslani, C. Wada, N. Kurashima, L. Mandle, P. Pascua, T. Depraetere, D. WolkisM. Edmonds, T. Giambelluca, K. Falinski, and  K. B. Winter. (2018). Restoring to the Future: Environmental, Cultural, and Management Tradeoffs in Historical versus Hybrid Restoration of a Highly Modified Ecosystem. Conservation Letters. 2018;e12606;

Delevaux, J. M. S., R. Whittier, K. A. Stamoulis, L. L. Bremer, A. M. Friedlander, S. Jupiter, M. Poti, G. Guannel, N. Kurashima, K. B. Winter, R. Toonen, E. Conklin, C. Wiggins, A. Knudby, W. Goodell, K. Burnett, S. Yee, H. Htun, K. Falinski, K. L. L. Oleson, T. Wiegner, T. Ticktin. (2018). A linked land‐sea modeling framework to inform ridge‐to‐reef management in high oceanic islands. Plos One 13(3): e0193230.

Delevaux, J. M. S., K. B. Winter, S. D. Jupiter, M. Blaich‐Vaughan, K. A. Stamoulis, L. L. Bremer, K. Burnett, P. Garrod, J. L. Troller, and T. Ticktin. (2018). Linking Land and Sea through Collaborative Research to Inform Contemporary applications of Traditional Resource Management in Hawai‘i. Sustainability 10(9): 3147;

Elevitch, C. R., D. M. Mazaroli, and D. Ragone. (2018). Agroforestry Standards for Regenerative Agriculture. Sustainability 10(9): 3337;

Elevitch, C. R. and D. Ragone. (2018). Breadfruit Agroforestry Guide: Planning and implementation of regenerative organic methods. Breadfruit Institute, NTBG and Permanent Agroforestry Resources. 64 pp.

Hogan, J. A., Hérault, B., Bachelot, B., Gorel, A., Jounieaux, M. and Baraloto, C. (2018). Understanding the recruitment response of juvenile Neotropical trees to logging intensity using functional traits. Ecological Applications 28(8): 1998–2010.

Laricchia, K. M., M. G. Johnson, D. Ragone, E. W. Williams, N. J. C. Zerega and N. J. Wickett. (2018). A transcriptome screen for positive selection in domesticated breadfruit and its wild relatives (Artocarpus spp.). American Journal of Botany 105(5): 1–12.

Lau, J. W. B. S. Sipes, K. H. Wang, S. P. Marahatta and D. Ragone. (2018) First report of Pratylenchus coffeae on breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) in the United States. Plant Disease 102(9).

Lincoln, N., D. Ragone, N. J.C. Zerega, L. B. Roberts‐Nkrumah, M. Merlin, and A. M. P. Jones. (2018). Grow us our daily bread: A review of breadfruit cultivation in traditional and contemporary systems. In I. Warrington (ed). Horticultural Reviews 46: 299–384.

Lorence, D. H. (2018). India from a bus window: The XX Heliconia Society International Conference, and Pre‐ and Post‐Conference tours. The Bulletin, Heliconia Society International 24(3): 9–13 (part 1).

Lorence, D. H., T. R. Van Devender, and G. M. Ferguson. (2018). Chiococca grandiflora (Rubiaceae), a new species from Northern Mexico. PhytoKeys 98: 73‐83.

Moreno-Martínez, Á., & more than 20 authors including C. Baraloto. (2018). A methodology to derive global maps of leaf traits using remote sensing and climate data. Remote Sensing of Environment 218: 69–88.

Paetzold, C., M. Kiehn, K. R. Wood, W. L. Wagner, and M. S. Appelhans. (2018). The odd one out or a hidden generalist: Hawaiian Melicope (Rutaceae) do not share traits characteristic for successful island radiation. Journal Systematics and Evolution 56: 621–636.

Perez, T.M., O. Valverde‐Barrantes, C. Bravo, T.C. Taylor, B. Fadrique, J. A. Hogan, C. J. Pardo, J. T. Stroud,  C. Baraloto, K. J. Feeley. (2018). Botanic gardens are an untapped resource for studying the functional ecology of tropical plants. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374(1763): 20170390;

Price, J. P. and W. L. Wagner. (2018). Origins of the Hawaiian flora: Phylogenies and biogeography reveal patterns of long-distance dispersal. Journal Systematics and Evolution 56: 600–620;

Pynee, K. B., D. H. Lorence and P. Khurun. (2018). Conservation status of Mascarene Amaranth Aerva congesta Balf. f. ex Baker (Eudicots: Caryophyllales: Amaranthaceae): a critically endangered endemic herb of the Mascarenes, Indian Ocean. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(8): 12056Á12063.

Ragone, D. (2018). Artocarpus altilis. Pp 60‐64 in L. Thomson, J. Doran, B. Clarke (eds). Trees for Life in Oceania: Conservation and utilisation of genetic diversity. ACIAR Monograph Series. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Canberra.

Santiago, L. S., De Guzman, M. E., Baraloto, C., Vogenberg, J. E., Brodie, M., Hérault, B., Fortunel, C. and Bonal, D. (2018). Coordination and trade‐offs among hydraulic safety, efficiency and drought avoidance traits in Amazonian rainforest canopy tree species. New Phytologist 18(3):1015Á1024.

Seltmann, K., Lafia, S., Paul, D., James, S., Bloom, D., Rios, N., Ellis, S., Farrell, U., Utrup, J., Yost, M., Davis, E., Emery, R., Motz, G., Kimmig, J., Shirey, V., Sandall, E., Park, D., Tyrrell, C., Thackurdeen, R., Collins, M., O’Leary, V., Prestridge, H., Evelyn, C., Nyberg, B. (2018). Georeferencing for Research Use (GRU): An integrated geospatial training paradigm for biocollections researchers and data providers. Research Ideas and Outcomes 4: e32449.

Weller, S. G., A. K. Sakai, M. Clark, D. H. Lorence, T. Flynn, W. Kishida, N. Tangalin, K. Wood. (2018). The effects of introduced ungulates on native and alien plant species in an island ecosystem: Implications for change in a diverse mesic forest in the Hawaiian Islands. Forest Ecology and Management 409:518-526.

WinterK. B., N. K. Lincoln, and F. Berkes. (2018). The Social‐Ecological Keystone Concept: A Quantifiable Metaphor for Understanding the Structure, Function, and Resilience of a Biocultural System. Sustainability 10(9): 3294;

Winter, K. B., K. Beamer, M. B. Vaughan, A. M. Friedlander, M. H. Kido, A. N. Whitehead, M. K. K. Akutagawa, N. Kurashima, M. P. Lucas, & B, Nyberg. (2018). The Moku System: managing biocultural resources for abundance within social‐ecological regions in Hawai`i. Sustainability 10(9): 3554;

Winter, K. B., N. K. Lincoln, F. Berkes. (2018). The Social‐Ecological Keystone Concept: A metaphor for understanding the structure and function of abiocultural system. Sustainability 10(9):3294,

Wolkis D. and Walsh S. K. (2018). Dormancy and germination of two Kaua’i endemic Hibiscus taxa. Seed Science and Technology 46: 267Á274.

Wolkis D., Baskin C. C., Baskin J. M. (2018). Dormancy‐breaking and germination requirements of seeds of the Hawaiian endemic Dianella sandwicensis (Xanthorrhoeaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 66: 213Á217.

Yang, Y., C. W. Morden, M. J. Sporck‐Koehler, L. Sack, W. L. Wagner, P. E. Berry. (2018). Repeated range expansion and niche shift in a volcanic hotspot archipelago: Radiation of C4 Hawaiian Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae). Ecology and Evolution 8(16): 8523Á8536

Vleminckx, J., Salazar, D., Fortunel, C., Mesones, I., Dávila, N., Lokvam, J., Beckley, K., Baraloto, C., Fine, P. V. A. (2018). Divergent secondary metabolites and habitat filtering both contribute to tree species coexistence in the Peruvian Amazon. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 836.



Baker, T. R., R. T. Pennington, K. G. Dexter, P. V. Fine, H. Fortune-Hopkins, E. N. Honorio, C. Baraloto, P. Ashton. (2017). Maximising Synergy among Tropical Plant Systematists, Ecologists, and Evolutionary Biologists. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32:258Á267.

Bastias, C., C. Fortunel, F. Valladares, C. Baraloto, R. Benavides, W. Cornwell, L. Markesjstein, A de Oliveira, L. Poorter, J. Sansevero, M. Vaz, N. Kraft. (2017). Intraspecific trait variability along a boreal‐to‐tropical community diversity gradient. PloS One. 12(2), e0172495.

Fukami, T., M. Nakajima, C. Fortunel, P. V. Fine, C. Baraloto, S. E. Russo,  K. G. Peay. (2017). Geographical variation in community divergence: insights from tropical forest monodominance by ectomycorrhizal trees. The American Naturalist, 190(S1).

Grau, O., J. Peñuelas, B. Ferry, V. Freycon, L. Blanc, M. Desprez, C. Baraloto,  S. Guitet. (2017). Nutrient-cycling mechanisms other than the direct absorption from soil may control forest structure and dynamics in poor Amazonian soils. Scientific Reports, 7, 45017.

Johnson, M.A., J. R. Clark, W. L. Wagner, L. A. McDade. (2017). A molecular phylogeny of the Pacific clade of Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) reveals a Fijian origin, recent diversification, and a history of long-distance dispersal. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 78: 54‐68.

Keir, M.J., Sporck-Koehler, M.J. Walsh, S.K. (2017). Evaluating extinction risk of the Hawaiian flora using the IUCN Red List. Samara 31: 1‐2.

Wood, K. R. & W. L. Wagner. (2017). Athyrium haleakalae (Athyriaceae), a new rheophytic fern species from East Maui, Hawaiian Islands: with notes on its distribution, ecology, and conservation status. Phytokeys 76: 115-124.



Baldwin B. G. & K. R. Wood. (2016). Origin of the Rapa endemic genus Apostates: Revisiting major disjunctions and evolutionary conservatism in the Bahia alliance (Compositae: Bahieae). Taxon 65: 1064Á1080.

BurneyD. et al., (2016). A proposal for ethical research conduct in Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation and Development 11:36-39.

Courtois, E.A., K.G. Dexter, C.E.T. Paine, D. Stien, J. Engel, C. Baraloto, J. Chave. (2016). Evolutionary patterns of volatile terpene emissions across 202 tropical tree species. Ecology and Evolution 6: 2854Á2864.

Crowley, B.E., D. Burney, et al., (2016). Island‐wide aridity did not trigger recent megafaunal extinctions in Madagascar. Ecography 39:1-12.

De Souza, F. C. & more than 30 authors including C. Baraloto. (2016). Evolutionary heritage influences Amazon tree ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 283 (1844): 1587.

Engel, J. L. Broussseau & C. Baraloto. (2016). GuiaTreeKey, a multi‐access electronic key to identify Amazonian tree genera in French Guiana. PhytoKeys 68: 27Á44

Fant, J. B., Havens, K., Kramer, A.T., Walsh, S.K., et al. (2016). What to do when we can’t bank on seeds: What botanic gardens can learn from the zoo community about conserving plants in living collections. American Journal of Botany 103 (9): 1Á3.

Feldpausch, T. & more than 30 authors including C. Baraloto. (2016). Amazon forest response to repeated droughts. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 30: 964Á982.

Fortunel, C., C. E. T. Paine, P. V. A. Fine, I. Mesones, J.‐Y. Goret, B. Burban, J. Cazal & C. Baraloto. (2016). There’s no place like home: strong experimental evidence for climatic rainfall and soil effects on seedling mortality of habitat specialists in tropical forests. Ecology Letters 19: 1256Á1266.

Gardner, E. M., M. G. Johnson, D. Ragone, N. J. Wickett, N. J. C. Zerega. (2016(. Low‐coverage, whole‐genome sequencing of Artocarpus camansi (Moraceae) for phylogenetic marker development and gene discovery. Applications in Plant Sciences, 4(7). e1600017,

Johnson, M. & more than 30 authors including C. Baraloto. (2016). Variation in stem mortality rates determines patterns of aboveground biomass in Amazonian forests: implications for dynamic global vegetation models. Global Change Biology 22(12(: 3996-4013,

Kuo, L‐Y., A. Ebihara, W. Shinohara, G. Rouhan, K. R. Wood, C.‐N. Wang, & W.‐L. Chiou. (2016). Historical biogeography of the fern genus Deparia (Athyriaceae) and its relation with polyploidy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 104: 123Á134.

Kunstler, G. & more than 20 authors including C. Baraloto. (2016). Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition. Nature 529:204–207.

Leitao, R., J. Zuanon, S. Villéger, S. Williams, C. Baraloto, C. Fortunel, F. Mendonca, and D. Mouillot. (2016). Rare species over‐contribute to the functional structure of species assemblages.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283 (1828), 20160084.

Liang, J. & more than 30 authors including C. Baraloto. (2016). Positive Biodiversity–Productivity Relationship Predominant in Global Forests. Science 354: 6309.

Lorence D. H.K. R. Wood, S. P. Perlman & J.‐Y. Meyer. (2016). Flore vasculaire et végétation des îles Marquises: caractéristiques, originalités et vulnérabilité. In: Biodiversité terrestre et marine des îles Marquises, Polynésie française (Galzin R., Duron S.‐D. & Meyer J.‐Y.,eds),
pp : 311–336. Société Française d’Ichtyologie, Paris. 526 p.

Nochera, C. L. and D. Ragone. (2016). Preparation of a breadfruit flour bar. Foods 5(2): 37.

Piponiot, C. & more than 30 authors including C. Baraloto. (2016). Carbon recovery dynamics following disturbance by selective logging in Amazonian forests. eLife, 5, e21394.

Ragone, D. (2016) Breadfruit for food and nutrition security in the 21st century. Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad) Special Issue July 2016: 18‐29.

Ragone, D., C. Elevitch, and A. Dean. (2016). Revitalizing breadfruit in Hawaii – A model for encouraging the cultivation and use of breadfruit in the tropics. Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad) Special Issue July 2016: 213‐224.

Sullivan, M. J. & more than 30 authors including C. Baraloto. (2016). Diversity and carbon storage across the tropical forest biome. Scientific Reports 7: 31902.

Wood K. R., M. S. Appelhans & W. L. Wagner. (2016). Melicope oppenheimeri, section Pelea (Rutaceae), a new species from West Maui, Hawaiian Islands: with notes on its ecology, conservation, and phylogenetic placement. PhytoKeys 69: 51–64.

Wood K. R., D. H. Lorence & M. Kiehn. (2016). Coprosma kawaikiniensis (Rubiaceae) a new species from the Dubautia-Sadleria shrubland-fernland community on Kaua`i, Hawaiian Islands. PhytoKeys 60: 21–32.

Zerega, J .C. and D. Ragone. (2016). Toward a global view of breadfruit genetic diversity. Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad) Special Issue July 2016: 77‐91.


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