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  1. Bach, W., Kreft, H., Craven, D., König, C., Schrader, J., Taylor, A., Dawson, W., Essl, F., Lenzner, B., Marx, H.E., Meyer, C., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., van Kleunen, M., Winter, M. and Weigelt, P. (2022) Phylogenetic composition of native island floras influences naturalized alien species richness. Ecography e06227.

  2. Cesarz, S., Craven, D., Auge, H., Bruelheide, H., Castagneyrol, B., Gutknecht, J., Hector, A., Jactel, H., Koricheva, J., Messier, C., Muys, B., O’Brien, M.J., Paquette, A., Ponette, Q., Potvin, C., Reich, P.B., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Smith, A.R., Verheyen, K. & Eisenhauer, N. (2022) Tree diversity effects on soil microbial biomass and respiration are context dependent across forest diversity experiments. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 872–885.

  3. Díaz, S., et al. (including Craven, D.). (2022) The global spectrum of plant form and function: enhanced species-level trait dataset. Scientific Data 9:755.

  4. Guzmán-Jacob, V., Guerrero-Ramírez, N. R., Craven, D., Brant Paterno, G., Taylor, A., Krömer, T., Wanek, W., Zotz, G., & Kreft, H. (2022) Broad- and small-scale environmental gradients drive variation in chemical, but not morphological, leaf traits of vascular epiphytes. Functional Ecology, 36, 1858– 1872.

  5. Hong, P., Schmid, B., De Laender, F., Eisenhauer, N., Zhang, X., Chen, H., Craven, D., De Boeck, H.J., Hautier, Y., Petchey, O.L., Reich, P.B., Steudel, B., Striebel, M., Thakur, M.P. and Wang, S. (2021) Biodiversity promotes ecosystem functioning despite environmental change. Ecology Letters, doi: 10.1111/ele.13936.

  6. Jakovac, C.C., et al. (including Craven, D.). (2022) Strong floristic distinctiveness across Neotropical successional forests. Science Advances, 8, eabn1767.

  7. Santiago-Rosario, L. Y., K. E. Harms, and D. Craven. (2022) Contrasts among cationic phytochemical landscapes in the southern United States. Plant-Environment Interactions 3:226–241.

  8. Sabater, S., A. Freixa, L. Jiménez, J. López-Doval, G. Pace, C. Pascoal, N. Perujo, D. Craven, and J. D. González-Trujillo. (2022) Extreme weather events threaten biodiversity and functions of river ecosystems: evidence from a meta-analysis. Biological Reviews n/a.

  9. Tolmos, M. L., Kreft, H., Ramirez, J., Ospina, R. and Craven, D. (2022) Water and energy availability mediate biodiversity patterns along an elevational gradient in the tropical Andes. Journal of Biogeography, 49, 712– 726.

  10. Craven, D., Weigelt, P., Wolkis, D. and Kreft, H. (2021) Niche properties constrain occupancy but not abundance patterns of native and alien woody species across Hawaiian forests. Journal of Vegetation Science, e13025.

  11. Guzmán-Jacob, V., Weigelt, P., Craven, D., Zotz, G., Krömer, T. and Kreft, H. (2021) Biovera-Epi: A new database on species diversity, community composition and leaf functional traits of vascular epiphytes along gradients of elevation and forest-use intensity in Mexico. Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, e71974.

  12. Keppel, G., Craven, D., Weigelt, P., Smith, S.A., Sande, M.T. van der, Sandel, B., Levin, S.C., Kreft, H. and Knight, T.M. (2021) Synthesizing tree biodiversity data to understand global patterns and processes of vegetation. Journal of Vegetation Science, e13021.

  13. Lai, H.R., Craven, D., Hall, J.S., Hui, F.K.C. and Breugel, M. van (2021) Successional syndromes of saplings in tropical secondary forests emerge from environment-dependent trait–demography relationships. Ecology Letters, 24, 1776–1787.

  14. Liu, M., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Xia, H., Fu, S. and Craven, D. (2021) Soil quality, leaf litter quality, and microbial biomass interactively drive soil respiration in a microcosm experiment. SOIL ORGANISMS, 93, 181–194.

  15. Monge González, M., Weigelt, P., Guerrero-Ramírez, N., Craven, D., Castillo-Campos, G., Krömer, T. and Kreft, H. (2021) BIOVERA-Tree: tree diversity, community composition, forest structure and functional traits along gradients of forest-use intensity and elevation in Veracruz, Mexico. Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, e69560.

  16. Monge-González, M.L., Guerrero-Ramírez, N., Krömer, T., Kreft, H. and Craven, D. (2021) Functional diversity and redundancy of tropical forests shift with elevation and forest-use intensity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 58, 1827–1837.

  17. Poorter, L., Craven, D., et al. (2021) Multidimensional tropical forest recovery. Science, 374, 1370–1376.

  18. Poorter, L., et al. (including D. Craven). (2021) Functional recovery of secondary tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118.

  19. Schrader, J., Craven, D., Sattler, C., Cámara-Leret, R., Moeljono, S. and Kreft, H. (2021) Life-history dimensions indicate non-random assembly processes in tropical island tree communities. Ecography, 44, 469–480.

  20. Wang, S., Loreau, M., Mazancourt, C. de, Isbell, F., Beierkuhnlein, C., Connolly, J., Deutschman, D.H., Doležal, J., Eisenhauer, N., Hector, A., Jentsch, A., Kreyling, J., Lanta, V., Lepš, J., Polley, H.W., Reich, P.B., Ruijven, J. van, Schmid, B., Tilman, D., Wilsey, B. and Craven, D. (2021) Biotic homogenization destabilizes ecosystem functioning by decreasing spatial asynchrony. Ecology, 102, e03332.

  21. Wohlwend, M., Craven, D., Weigelt, P., Seebens, H., Winter, M., Kreft, H., Dawson, W., Essl, F., Kleunen, M. van, Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Space, J., Thomas, P. and Knight, T. (2021a) Data Descriptor: Pacific Introduced Flora (PaciFLora). Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, e67318.

  22. Wohlwend, M.R., Craven, D., Weigelt, P., Seebens, H., Winter, M., Kreft, H., Zurell, D., Cabral, J.S., Essl, F., Kleunen, M. van, Pergl, J., Pyšek, P. & Knight, T.M. (2021b) Anthropogenic and environmental drivers shape diversity of naturalized plants across the Pacific. Diversity and Distributions, 27, 1120– 1133.

  23. Craven, D., Sande, M.T. van der, Meyer, C., Gerstner, K., Bennett, J.M., Giling, D.P., Hines, J., Phillips, H.R.P., May, F., Bannar‐Martin, K.H., Chase, J.M. & Keil, P. (2020) A cross-scale assessment of productivity–diversity relationships. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 29:1940–1955. doi:10.1111/geb.13165

  24. Aquilué, N., Filotas, É., Craven, D., Fortin, M.-J., Brotons, L. & Messier, C. 2020. Evaluating forest resilience to global threats using functional response traits and network properties. Ecological Applications, 30, e02095. doi:10.1002/eap.2095

  25. Guzmán-Jacob, V., Zotz, G., Craven, D., Taylor, A., Krömer, T., Monge-González, M. L., & Kreft, H. (2020). Effects of forest-use intensity on vascular epiphyte diversity along an elevational gradient. Diversity and Distributions, 26(1), 4–15. doi:10.1111/ddi.12992

  26. Kattge, J., Bönisch, G., Díaz, S., Lavorel, S., Prentice, I. C., Leadley, P., … Wirth, C. (2020). TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology, 26(1), 119–188. doi:10.1111/gcb.14904

  27. Monge-González, M. L., Craven, D., Krömer, T., Castillo-Campos, G., Hernández-Sánchez, A., Guzmán-Jacob, V., … Kreft, H. (2020). Response of tree diversity and community composition to forest use intensity along a tropical elevational gradient. Applied Vegetation Science, 23(1), 69–79. doi:10.1111/avsc.12465

  28. Sandel, B., Weigelt, P., Kreft, H., Keppel, G., van der Sande, M. T., Levin, S., Craven, D., Knight, T. M. (2020). Current climate, isolation and history drive global patterns of tree phylogenetic endemism. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 29(1), 4–15. doi:10.1111/geb.13001

  29. Chase, J. M., Gooriah, L., May, F., Ryberg, W. A., Schuler, M. S., Craven, D., & Knight, T. M. (2019). A framework for dissecting ecological mechanisms underlying the island species-area relationship. Frontiers of Biogeography, 11(1), e40844. doi:10.21425/F5FBG40844

  30. Craven, D., Knight, T. M., Barton, K. E., Bialic-Murphy, L., & Chase, J. M. (2019). Dissecting macroecological and macroevolutionary patterns of forest biodiversity across the Hawaiian archipelago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(33), 16436–16441. doi:10.1073/pnas.1901954116

  31. Craven, D., Winter, M., Hotzel, K., Gaikwad, J., Eisenhauer, N., Hohmuth, M., … Wirth, C. (2019). Evolution of interdisciplinarity in biodiversity science. Ecology and Evolution, 9(12), 6744–6755. doi:10.1002/ece3.5244

  32. Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., Craven, D., Hines, J., & Jochum, M. (2019). Ecosystem responses to exotic earthworm invasion in northern North American forests. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 5, e34564. doi:10.3897/rio.5.e34564

  33. Piotto, D., Craven, D., Montagnini, F., Ashton, M., Oliver, C., & Thomas, W. W. (2019). Successional, spatial, and seasonal changes in seed rain in the Atlantic forest of southern Bahia, Brazil. PLOS ONE, 14(12), 1–15. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0226474

  34. Poorter, L., Rozendaal, D. M. A., Bongers, F., de Almeida-Cortez, J. S., Almeyda Zambrano, A. M., Álvarez, F. S., … Westoby, M. (2019). Wet and dry tropical forests show opposite successional pathways in wood density but converge over time. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3(6), 928–934. doi:10.1038/s41559-019-0882-6

  35. Schulze, E. D., Craven, D., Durso, A. M., Reif, J., Guderle, M., Kroiher, F., … Eisenhauer, N. (2019). Positive association between forest management, environmental change, and forest bird abundance. Forest Ecosystems, 6(1), 3. doi:10.1186/s40663-019-0160-8

  36. van Breugel, M., Craven, D., Lai, H. R., Baillon, M., Turner, B. L., & Hall, J. S. (2019). Soil nutrients and dispersal limitation shape compositional variation in secondary tropical forests across multiple scales. Journal of Ecology, 107(2), 566–581. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13126

  37. Zemp, D. C., Ehbrecht, M., Seidel, D., Ammer, C., Craven, D., Erkelenz, J., … Kreft, H. (2019). Mixed-species tree plantings enhance structural complexity in oil palm plantations. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 283, 106564. doi:

  38. Bruelheide, H., Dengler, J., Purschke, O., Lenoir, J., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Hennekens, S. M., … Jandt, U. (2018). Global trait–environment relationships of plant communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution, (2), 1906–1917. doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0699-8

  39. Craven, D., Eisenhauer, N., Pearse, W. D., Hautier, Y., Isbell, F., Roscher, C., … Manning, P. (2018). Multiple facets of biodiversity drive the diversity–stability relationship. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(10), 1579–1587. doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0647-7

  40. Craven, D., Hall, J. S., Berlyn, G. P., Ashton, M. S., & Breugel, M. van. (2018). Environmental filtering limits functional diversity during succession in a seasonally wet tropical secondary forest. Journal of Vegetation Science, 29(3), 511–520. doi:10.1111/jvs.12632

  41. Craven, D., Knight, T. M., Barton, K. E., Bialic-Murphy, L., Cordell, S., Giardina, C. P., … Chase, J. M. (2018). OpenNahele: the open Hawaiian forest plot database. Biodiversity Data Journal, 6, e28406. doi:10.3897/BDJ.6.e28406

  42. Ferlian, O., Cesarz, S., Craven, D., Hines, J., Barry, K. E., Bruelheide, H., … Eisenhauer, N. (2018). Mycorrhiza in tree diversity–ecosystem function relationships: conceptual framework and experimental implementation. Ecosphere, 9(5). doi:10.1002/ecs2.2226

  43. Butler, E. E., Datta, A., Flores-Moreno, H., Chen, M., Wythers, K. R., Fazayeli, F., … Reich, P. B. (2017). Mapping local and global variability in plant trait distributions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(51), E10937–E10946. doi:10.1073/pnas.1708984114

  44. Craven, D., Thakur, M. P., Cameron, E. K., Frelich, L. E., Beauséjour, R., Blair, R. B., … 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(3), 1065–1074. doi:10.1111/gcb.13446

  45. Guerrero-Ramírez, N. R., Craven, D., Reich, P. B., Ewel, J. J., Isbell, F., Koricheva, J., … Eisenhauer, N. (2017). Diversity-dependent temporal divergence of ecosystem functioning in experimental ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1(11), 1639–1642. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0325-1

  46. Cesarz, S., Craven, D., Dietrich, C., & Eisenhauer, N. (2016). Effects of soil and leaf litter quality on the biomass of two endogeic earthworm species. European Journal of Soil Biology, 77, 9–16. doi:

  47. Chazdon, R. L., Broadbent, E. N., Rozendaal, D. M. A., Bongers, F., Zambrano, A. M. A., Aide, T. M., … Poorter, L. (2016). Carbon sequestration potential of second-growth forest regeneration in the Latin American tropics. Science Advances, 2(5). doi:10.1126/sciadv.1501639

  48. Craven, D., Filotas, E., Angers, V. A., & Messier, C. (2016). Evaluating resilience of tree communities in fragmented landscapes: linking functional response diversity with landscape connectivity. Diversity and Distributions, 22(5), 505–518. doi:10.1111/ddi.12423

  49. Craven, D., Isbell, F., Manning, P., Connolly, J., Bruelheide, H., Ebeling, A., … Eisenhauer, N. (2016). Plant diversity effects on grassland productivity are robust to both nutrient enrichment and drought. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 371(1694). doi:10.1098/rstb.2015.0277

  50. Eisenhauer Nico, Barnes Andrew D., Cesarz Simone, Craven Dylan, Ferlian Olga, Gottschall Felix, … Türke Manfred. (2016). Biodiversity–ecosystem function experiments reveal the mechanisms underlying the consequences of biodiversity change in real world ecosystems. Journal of Vegetation Science, 27(5), 1061–1070. doi:10.1111/jvs.12435

  51. Guerrero-Ramírez, N. R., Craven, D., Messier, C., Potvin, C., Turner, B. L., & Handa, I. T. (2016). Root quality and decomposition environment, but not tree species richness, drive root decomposition in tropical forests. Plant and Soil, 1–15. doi:10.1007/s11104-016-2828-y

  52. Poorter, L., Bongers, F., Aide, T. M., Almeyda Zambrano, A. M., Balvanera, P., Becknell, J. M., … Rozendaal, D. M. A. (2016). Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests. Nature, 530(7589), 211–214.

  53. Salas, C., Gregoire, T. G., Craven, D. J., & Gilabert, H. (2016). Modelacion del crecimiento de bosques: estado del arte. Bosque (Valdivia), 37, 03–12.

  54. Bernhardt-Romermann, M., Baeten, L., Craven, D., De Frenne, P., Hédl, R., Lenoir, J., … Verheyen, K. (2015). Drivers of temporal changes in temperate forest plant diversity vary across spatial scales. Global Change Biology, 21(10), 3726–3737. doi:10.1111/gcb.12993

  55. Craven, D., Hall, J. S., Berlyn, G. P., Ashton, M. S., & van Breugel, M. (2015). Changing gears during succession: shifting functional strategies in young tropical secondary forests. Oecologia, 179(1), 293–305. doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3339-x

  56. Isbell, F., Craven, D., Connolly, J., Loreau, M., Schmid, B., Beierkuhnlein, C., … Eisenhauer, N. (2015). Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes. Nature, 526(7574), 574–577.

  57. Letcher, S. G., Lasky, J. R., Chazdon, R. L., Norden, N., Wright, S. J., Meave, J. A., … Williamson, G. B. (2015). Environmental gradients and the evolution of successional habitat specialization: a test case with 14 Neotropical forest sites. Journal of Ecology, 103(5), 1276–1290. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12435

  58. Eisenhauer, N., Wirsch, D., Cesarz, S., Craven, D., Dietrich, P., Friese, J., … Steinauer, K. (2014). Organic textile dye improves the visual assessment of the bait-lamina test. Applied Soil Ecology, 82, 78–81. doi:

  59. Powell, J. R., Craven, D., & Eisenhauer, N. (2014). Recent trends and future strategies in soil ecological research—Integrative approaches at Pedobiologia. Pedobiologia-International Journal of Soil Biology, 1(57), 1–3.

  60. Ramírez, J. A., León-Peláez, J. D., Craven, D., Herrera, D. A., Zapata, C. M., González-Hernández, M. I., … Osorio, W. (2014). Effects on nutrient cycling of conifer restoration in a degraded tropical montane forest. Plant and Soil, 378(1), 215–226. doi:10.1007/s11104-014-2024-x

  61. Wright, A., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Craven, D., Ebeling, A., Engel, J., Hines, J., & Eisenhauer, N. (2014). Local-scale changes in plant diversity: reassessments and implications for biodiversity–ecosystem function experiments. Proceedings of Peerage of Science, 1(e6).

  62. Batterman, S. A., Hedin, L. O., van Breugel, M., Ransijn, J., Craven, D. J., & Hall, J. S. (2013). Key role of symbiotic dinitrogen fixation in tropical forest secondary succession. Nature, 502(7470), 224–7. doi:10.1038/nature12525

  63. Craven, D., Hall, J. S., Ashton, M. S., & Berlyn, G. P. (2013). Water-use efficiency and whole-plant performance of nine tropical tree species at two sites with contrasting water availability in Panama. Trees, 27(3), 639–653. doi:10.1007/s00468-012-0818-0

  64. van Breugel, M., Hall, J. S., Craven, D., Bailon, M., Hernandez, A., Abbene, M., & van Breugel, P. (2013). Succession of Ephemeral Secondary Forests and Their Limited Role for the Conservation of Floristic Diversity in a Human-Modified Tropical Landscape. PLoS ONE, 8(12), e82433. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082433

  65. Breugel, M. van, Hall, J. S., Craven, D. J., Gregoire, T. G., Park, A., Dent, D. H., … Ashton, M. S. (2011). Early growth and survival of 49 tropical tree species across sites differing in soil fertility and rainfall in Panama. Forest Ecology and Management, 261(10), 1580–1589. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2010.08.019

  66. Craven, D., Dent, D., Braden, D., Ashton, M. S., Berlyn, G. P., & Hall, J. S. (2011). Seasonal variability of photosynthetic characteristics influences growth of eight tropical tree species at two sites with contrasting precipitation in Panama. Forest Ecology and Management, 261(10), 1643–1653. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2010.09.017

  67. Paul, G., Montagnini, F., Berlyn, G., Craven, D., van Breugel, M., & Hall, J. (2011). Foliar herbivory and leaf traits of five native tree species in a young plantation of Central Panama. New Forests, 1–19. doi:10.1007/s11056-011-9267-7

  68. van Breugel, M., Ransijn, J., Craven, D., Bongers, F., & Hall, J. S. (2011). Estimating carbon stock in secondary forests: Decisions and uncertainties associated with allometric biomass models. Forest Ecology and Management, 262(8), 1648–1657. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2011.07.018

  69. Craven, D., Gulamhussein, S., & Berlyn, G. P. (2010). Physiological and anatomical responses of Acacia koa (Gray) seedlings to varying light and drought conditions. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 69(2), 205–213. doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2010.04.002

  70. Piotto, D., Craven, D., Montagnini, F., & Alice, F. (2010). Silvicultural and economic aspects of pure and mixed native tree species plantations on degraded pasturelands in humid Costa Rica. New Forests, 39(3), 369–385. doi:10.1007/s11056-009-9177-0

  71. Craven, D., Hall, J., & Verjans, J. M. (2009). Impacts of Herbicide Application and Mechanical Cleanings on Growth and Mortality of Two Timber Species in Saccharum spontaneum Grasslands of the Panama Canal Watershed. Restoration Ecology, 17(6), 751–761.

  72. Craven, D., Braden, D., Ashton, M. S., Berlyn, G. P., Wishnie, M., & Dent, D. (2007). Between and within-site comparisons of structural and physiological characteristics and foliar nutrient content of 14 tree species at a wet, fertile site and a dry, infertile site in Panama. Forest Ecology and Management, 238(1–3), 335–346.