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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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:10.11111365-2745.13126

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:


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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:

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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.

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:10.11111365-2745.12435


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:

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.

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

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).


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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.


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.