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Higgs, E., Harris, J., Murphy, S., Bowers, K., Hobbs, R., Jenkins, W., Kidwell, J., Lopoukhine, N., Sollereder, B., Katharine Suding, Thompson, A., Whisenant, S. 2018: The evolution of Society for Ecological Restoration's principles and standards: Counter-response to Gann et al.. Restoration Ecology, 26(3): 431-433. DOI: 10.1111/rec.12821

Higgs, E., Harris, J., Murphy, S., Bowers, K., Hobbs, R., Jenkins, W., Kidwell, J., Lopoukhine, N., Sollereder, B., Katharine Suding, Thompson, A., Whisenant, S. 2018: On principles and standards in ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology, 26(3): 399-403. DOI: 10.1111/rec.12691

Joshua Grinath, Deguines, N., Chesnut, J. W., Prugh, L. R., Brashares, J. S., Katharine Suding 2018: Animals alter precipitation legacies: Trophic and ecosystem engineering effects on plant community temporal dynamics. Journal of Ecology, 106(4): 1454-1469. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12936

Dudney, J., Hallett, L., Larios, L., Farrer, E. C., Spotswood, E. N., Stein, C., Katharine Suding 2017: Lagging behind: Have we overlooked previous-year rainfall effects in annual grasslands?. Journal of Ecology, 105(2): 484-495. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12671

Chapple, D. E., Faber, P., Katharine Suding, Merenlender, A. M. 2017: Climate variability structures plant community dynamics in Mediterranean restored and reference tidal wetlands. Water, 9(3): article 209. DOI: 10.3390/w9030209

Will WiederJohn Knowles, Peter D. Blanken, Sean C. Swenson, Katharine Suding 2017: Ecosystem function in complex mountain terrain: Combining models and long-term observations to advance process-based understanding. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122(4): 825-845. DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003704

Ryals, R., Eviner, V. T., Stein, C., Katharine Suding, Silver, W. L. 2016: Grassland compost amendments increase plant production without changing plant communities. Ecosphere, 7(3): article e01270. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1270

Sam Simkin, Allen, E. B., Bill Bowman, Clark, C. M., Belnap, J., Brooks, M. L., Cade, B. S., Collins, S. L., Geiser, L. H., Gilliam, F. S., Jovan, S. E., Pardo, L. H., Schulz, B. K., Stevens, C. J., Katharine Suding, Throop, H. L., Waller, D. M. 2016: Conditional vulnerability of plant diversity to atmospheric nitrogen deposition across the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(15): 4086-4091. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1515241113

Stein, C., Harpole, W. S., Katharine Suding 2016: Transitions and invasion along a grazing gradient in experimental California grasslands. Ecology, 97(9): 2319-2330. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1478

Dean, S. L., Farrer, E., Porras-Alfaro, A., Katharine Suding, Sinsabaugh, R. L. 2015: Assembly of root-associated bacteria communities: Interactions between abiotic and biotic factors. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 7(1): 102-110. DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12194

Katharine Suding, Higgs, E., Palmer, M., Callicott, J. B., Anderson, C. B., Baker, M., Gutrich, J. J., Hondula, K. L., LaFevor, M. C., Larson, B. M. H., Randall, A., Ruhl, J. B., Schwartz, K. Z. S. 2015: Committing to ecological restoration. Science, 348(6235): 638-640. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa4216

Katharine Suding, Farrer, E., King, A. J., Kueppers, L., Spasojevic, M. J. 2015: Vegetation change at high elevation: Scale dependence and interactive effects on Niwot Ridge. Plant Ecology & Diversity, 8(5-6): 713-725. DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1010189

Farrer, E., Ashton, I. W., Spasojevic, M. J., Fu, S., Gonzalez, D. J. X., Katharine Suding 2015: Indirect effects of global change accumulate to alter plant diversity but not ecosystem function in alpine tundra. Journal of Ecology, 103(2): 351-360. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12363

Formica, A., Farrer, E. C., Ashton, I. W., Katharine Suding 2014: Shrub expansion over the past 62 years in Rocky Mountain alpine tundra: Possible causes and consequences. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 46(3): 616-631. DOI: 10.1657/1938-4246-46.3.616

Stein, C., Hallett, L. M., Harpole, W. S., Katharine Suding 2014: Evaluating ecosystem services provided by non-native species: An experimental test in California grasslands. PLoS ONE, 9(9): e75396. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075396

Goldstein, L. J., Katharine Suding 2014: Applying competition theory to invasion: Resource impacts indicate invasion mechanisms in California shrublands. Biological Invasions, 16(1): 191-203. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-013-0513-0

Goldstein, L. J., Katharine Suding 2014: Intra-annual rainfall regime shifts competitive interactions between coastal sage scrub and invasive grasses. Ecology, 95(2): 425-435. DOI: 10.1890/12-0651.1

Dean, S. L., Farrer, E., Taylor, D. L., Porras-Alfaro, A., Katharine Suding, Sinsabaugh, R. L. 2014: Nitrogen deposition alters plant–fungal relationships: Linking belowground dynamics to aboveground vegetation change. Molecular Ecology, 23(6): 1364-1378. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12541

Maron, J. L., Auge, H., Pearson, D. E., Korell, L., Hensen, I., Katharine Suding, Stein, C. 2014: Staged invasions across disparate grasslands: Effects of seed provenance, consumers and disturbance on productivity and species richness. Ecology Letters, 17(4): 499-507. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12250

Farrer, E., Ashton, I. W., Knape, J., Katharine Suding 2014: Separating direct and indirect effects of global change: A population dynamic modeling approach using readily available field data. Global Change Biology, 20(4): 1238-1250. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12401

Hallett, L. M., Hsu, J. S., Cleland, E. E., Collins, S. L., Dickson, T. L., Farrer, E., Gherardi, L. A., Gross, K. L., Hobbs, R. J., Turnbull, L., Katharine Suding 2014: Biotic mechanisms of community stability shift along a precipitation gradient. Ecology, 95(6): 1693-1700. DOI: 10.1890/13-0895.1

Standish, R. J., Hobbs, R. J., Mayfield, M. M., Bestelmeyer, B. T., Katharine Suding, Battagliae, L. L., Eviner, V.., Hawkes, C. V., Temperton, V. M., Cramer, V. A., Harris, J. A., Funk, J. L., and Thomas, P. A. 2014: Resilience in ecology: Abstraction, distraction, or where the action is?. Biological Conservation, 177: 43-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.06.008

Kimball, S., Goulden, M. L., Katharine Suding, Parker, S. 2014: Altered water and nitrogen input shifts succession in a southern California coastal sage community. Ecological Applications, 24(6): 1390-1404. DOI: 10.1890/13-1313.1

Spasojevic, M. J., Copeland, S., Katharine Suding 2014: Using functional diversity patterns to explore metacommunity dynamics: A framework for understanding local and regional influences on community structure. Ecography, 37(10): 939-949. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.00711

Larios, L., Katharine Suding 2014: Competition and soil resource environment alter plant–soil feedbacks for native and exotic grasses. AoB Plants, 7: article plu077. DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plu077

Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E., Hall, C. M., Bridgewater, P., Chapin, III, F. S., Ellis, E. C., Ewel, J. J., Hallett, L. M., Harris, J., Hulvey, K. B., Jackson, S. T., Kennedy, P. L., Kueffer, C., Lach, L., Lantz, T. C., Lugo, A. E., Mascaro, J., Murphy, S. D., Nelson, C. R., Perring, M. P., Richardson, D. M., Tim Seastedt, Standish, R. J., Starzomski, B. M., Katharine Suding, Tognetti, P. M., Yakob, L., and Yung, L. 2014: Managing the whole landscape: Historical, hybrid, and novel ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12(10): 557-564. DOI: 10.1890/130300

Butterfield, B. J., Katharine Suding 2013: Single-trait functional indices outperform multi-trait indices in linking environmental gradients and ecosystem services in a complex landscape. Journal of Ecology, 101(1), 9-17. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12013

van der Putten, W. H., Bardgett, R. D., Bever, J. D., Bezemer, T. M., Casper, B. B., Fukami, T., Kardol, P., Klironomos, J. N., Kulmatiski, A., Schweitzer, J. A., Katharine Suding, Van de Voorde, T. F. J., Wardle, D. A. 2013: Plant-soil feedbacks: The past, the present and future challenges. Journal of Ecology, 101(2), 265-276. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12054

Katharine Suding, Harpole, W. S., Fukami, T., Kulmatiski, A., MacDougall, A. S., Stein, C., van der Putten, W. H. 2013: Consequences of plant-soil feedbacks in invasion. Journal of Ecology, 101(2): 298-308. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12057

Katharine Suding, Gross, K. L. 2013: The dynamic nature of ecological systems: Multiple states and restoration trajectories. In Falk, D. A., Palmer, M., and Zedler, J. (eds.), Foundations of Restoration Ecology. Island Press, 190-209.

Hobbs, R. J., Katharine Suding 2013: Synthesis: Are new models for ecosystem dynamics scientifically robust and helpful in guiding restoration projects?. In Hobbs, R. J. and Suding, K. N. (eds.), New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration. Island Press, 325-334.

Katharine Suding, Hobbs, R. J. 2013: Models of ecosystem dynamics as frameworks for restoration ecology. In Hobbs, R. J. and Suding, K. N. (eds.), New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration. Island Press.

Hallett, L. M., Standish, R. J., Hulvey, K. B., Gardener, M. R., Katharine Suding, Starzomski, B. M., Murphy, S. D., Harris, J. A. 2013: Towards a conceptual framework for novel ecosystems. In Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E. S., and Hall, C. (eds.), Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order. Wiley-Blackwell.

Cleland, E. E., Larios, L., Katharine Suding 2013: Strengthening invasion filters to reassemble native plant communities: Soil resources and phenological overlap. Restoration Ecology, 21(3), 390-398. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2012.00896.x

Hallett, L. M., Diver, S., Eitzel, M. V., Olson, J. J., Ramage, B. S., Sardinas, H., Statman-Weil, Z., Katharine Suding 2013: Do we practice what we preach? Goal setting for ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology, 21(3), 312-319. DOI: 10.1111/rec.12007

Moritz, M. A., Hurteau, M. D., Katharine Suding, D'Antonio, C. M. 2013: Bounded ranges of variation as a framework for future conservation and fire management. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1286: 92-107. DOI: 10.1111/nyas.12104

Tomimatsu, H., Sasaki, T., Kurokawa, H., Bridle, J. R., Fontaine, C., Kitano, J., Stouffer, D. B., Vellend, M., Bezemer, T. M., Fukami, T., Hadly, E. A., van der Heijden, M. G. A., Kawata, M., Kéfi, S., Kraft, N. J. B., McCann, K. S., Mumby, P. J., Nakashizuka, T., Petchey, O. L., Romanuk, T. N., Katharine Suding, Takimoto, G., Urabe, J., Yachi, S. 2013: Sustaining ecosystem functions in a changing world: A call for an integrated approach. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(5): 1124-1130. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12116

Farrer, E., Herman, D. J., Franzova, E., Pham, T., Katharine Suding 2013: Nitrogen deposition, plant carbon allocation, and soil microbes: Changing interactions due to enrichment. American Journal of Botany, 100(7): 1458-1470. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1200513

Weller, S. G., Katharine Suding, Sakai, A. K. 2013: Botany and a changing world: Introduction to the Special Issue on Global Biological Change. American Journal of Botany, 100(7): 1229-1233. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1300198

Cleland, E. E., Collins, S. L., Dickson, T. L., Farrer, E., Gross, K. L., Gherardi, L. A., Hallett, L. M., Hobbs, R. J., Hsu, J. S., Turnbull, L., Katharine Suding 2013: Sensitivity of grassland plant community composition to spatial vs. temporal variation in precipitation. Ecology, 94(8): 1687-1696. DOI: 10.1890/12-1006.1

Rodríguez-Buriticá, S., Katharine Suding 2013: Interactive effects of temporal and spatial fire characteristics on the population dynamics of a fire-dependent Cypress species. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(4): 929-938. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12109

Larios, L., Aicher, R. J., Katharine Suding 2013: Effect of propagule pressure on recovery of a California grassland after an extreme disturbance. Journal of Vegetation Science, 24(6): 1043-1052. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12039

Larios, L., Katharine Suding 2013: Restoration within protected areas: When and how to intervene to manage plant invasions?. In Foxcroft, L. C., Pyšek, P., Richardson, D. M., and Genovesi, P. (eds.), Plant Invasions in Protected Areas. Springer.

Hulvey, K. B., Standish, R. J., Hallett, L. M., Starzomski, B. M., Murphy, S. D., Nelson, C. R., Gardener, M. R., Kennedy, P. L., Tim SeastedtKatharine Suding 2013: Incorporating novel ecosystems into management frameworks. In Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E.S., and Hall, C., 2013: Novel ecosystems: Intervening in the new ecological world order. Wiley-Blackwell, 157-171.

Tim SeastedtKatharine Suding, Chapin, III, F. S. 2013: Ecosystem stewardship as a framework for conservation in a directionally changing world. In Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E.S., and Hall, C., 2013: Novel ecosystems: Intervening in the new ecological world order. Wiley-Blackwell, 326-333.

Irvine, I. C., Brigham, C. A., Katharine Suding, Martiny, J. B. 2012: The abundance of pink-pigmented facultative methylotrophs in the root zone of plant species in invaded coastal sage scrub habitat. PLoS ONE, 7(2): article e31026. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031026

Jane G. Smith, Sconiers, W., Spasojevic, M. J., Ashton, I. W., Katharine Suding 2012: Phenological changes in alpine plants in response to increased snowpack, temperature, and nitrogen. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 44(1): 135-142. DOI: 10.1657/1938-4246-44.1.135

Eitzel, M. V., Diver, S., Sardiñas, H., Hallett, L. M., Olson, J. J., Romero, A., Oliveira, G. de L. T., Schuknecht, A. T., Tidmore, R., Katharine Suding 2012: Insights from a cross-disciplinary seminar: 10 pivotal papers for ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology, 20(2), 147-152. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2011.00840.x

Spasojevic, M. J., Katharine Suding 2012: Inferring community assembly mechanisms from functional diversity patterns: The importance of multiple assembly processes. Journal of Ecology, 100(3): 652-661. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01945.x

Katharine Suding, Leger, E. 2012: Shifting baselines: Dynamics of evolution and community change in a changing world. In Andel, J. V. and Aronson, J. (eds.), Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier. John Wiley & Sons.

Potts, D. L., Katharine Suding, Winston, G. C., Rocha, A. V., Goulden, M. L. 2012: Ecological effects of experimental drought and prescribed fire in a southern California coastal grassland. Journal of Arid Environments, 81: 59-66.

Gough, L., Gross, K. L., Cleland, E. E., Clark, C. M., Collins, S. L., Fargione, J. E., Pennings, S. C., Katharine Suding 2012: Incorporating clonal growth form clarifies the role of plant height in response to nitrogen addition. Oecologia, 169(4): 1053-1062. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-012-2264-5

Pielke, R. A., Wilby, R., Niyogi, D., Hossain, F., Dairuku, K., Adegoke, J., Kallos, G., Tim SeastedtKatharine Suding 2012: Dealing with complexity and extreme events using a bottom-up, resource-based vulnerability perspective. In Sharma, A. S., Bunde, A., Dimri, V. P., and Baker, D. N., Extreme Events and Natural Hazards: The Complexity Perspective. American Geophysical Union, 380 pages.

Spasojevic, M. J., Katharine Suding 2011: Contrasting effects of hemiparasites on ecosystem processes: Can positive litter effects offset the negative effects of parasitism?. Oecologia, 165(1): 193-200. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1726-x

Davis, M. A., Chew, M. K., Hobbs, R. J., Lugo, A. E., Ewel, J. J., Vermeij, G. J., Brown, J. H., Rosenzweig, M. L., Gardener, M. R., Carroll, S. P., Thompson, K., Pickett, S. T. A., Stromberg, J. C., Del Tredici, P., Katharine Suding, Ehrenfeld, J. G., Grime, J. P., Mascaro, J., Briggs, J. C. 2011: Don't judge species on their origins. Nature, 474(7350): 153-154. DOI: 10.1038/474153a

Aicher, R. J., Larios, L., Katharine Suding 2011: Seed supply, recruitment, and assembly: Quantifying relative seed and establishment limitation in a plant community context. American Naturalist, 178(4): 464-477. DOI: 10.1086/661900

Cleland, E. E., Clark, C. M., Collins, S. L., Fargione, J. E., Gough, L., Gross, K. L., Pennings, S. C., Katharine Suding 2011: Patterns of trait convergence and divergence among native and exotic species in herbaceous plant communities are not modified by nitrogen enrichment. Journal of Ecology, 99(6): 1327-1338. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01860.x

Gross, N., Liancourt, P., Choler, P., Katharine Suding, Lavorel, S. 2010: Strain and vegetation effects on local limiting resources explain the outcomes of biotic interactions. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 12(1): 9-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.ppees.2009.09.001

La Pierre, K. J., Harpole, W. S., Katharine Suding 2010: Strong feeding preference of an exotic generalist herbivore for an exotic forb: A case of invasional antagonism. Biological Invasions, 12(9): 3025-3031. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-010-9693-z

Sandel, B., Goldstein, L. J., Kraft, N. J., Okie, J. G., Shuldman, M. I., Ackerly, D. D., Cleland, E. E., Katharine Suding 2010: Contrasting trait responses in plant communities to experimental and geographic variation in precipitation. New Phytologist, 188(2): 565-575. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03382.x

Gross, N., Kunstler, G., Liancourt, P., De Bello, F., Katharine Suding, Lavorel, S. 2009: Linking individual response to biotic interactions with community structure: A trait-based framework. Functional Ecology, 23(6): 1167-1178. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2009.01591.x

Katharine Suding, Lavorel, S., Chapin, F. S., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Díaz, S., Garnier, E., Goldberg, D., Hooper, D. U., Jackson, S. T., Navas, M.-L. 2008: Scaling environmental change through the community-level: A trait-based response-and-effect framework for plants. Global Change Biology, 14(5): 1125-1140. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01557.x

Chalcraft, D. R., Cox, S. B., Clark, C., Cleland, E. E., Katharine Suding, Weiher, E., Pennington, D. 2008: Scale-dependent responses of plant biodiversity to nitrogen enrichment. Ecology 89(8): 2165–2171. DOI:

Talluto, M. V., Katharine Suding 2008: Historical change in coastal sage scrub in southern California, USA in relation to fire frequency and air pollution. Landscape Ecology, 23(7): 803-815. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-008-9238-3

Potts, D. L., Harpole, W. S., Goulden, M. L., Katharine Suding 2008: The impact of invasion and subsequent removal of an exotic thistle, Cynara cardunculus, on CO2 and H2O vapor exchange in a coastal California grassland. Biological Invasions, 10(7): 1073-1084. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-007-9185-y

Collins, S. L., Katharine Suding, Cleland, E. E., Batty, M., Pennings, S. C., Gross, K. L., Grace, J. B., Gough, L., Fargione, J. E., Clark, C. M. 2008: Rank clocks and plant community dynamics. Ecology, 89(12): 3534-3541.

Funk, J. L., Cleland, E. E., Katharine Suding, Zavaleta, E. S. 2008: Restoration through reassembly: Plant traits and invasion resistance. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23(12): 695-703. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2008.07.013

Cleland, E. E., Clark, C. M., Collins, S. L., Fargione, J. E., Gough, L., Gross, K. L., Milchunas, D. G., Pennings, S. C., Bill Bowman, Burke, I. C., Lauenroth, W. K., Robertson, G. P., Simpson, J. C., Tilman, D., Katharine Suding 2008: Species responses to nitrogen fertilization in herbaceous plant communities, and associated species traits. Ecology, 89(4): 1175. DOI: 10.1890/07-1104.1

Katharine Suding, Ashton, I. W., Bechtold, H., Bill Bowman, Mobley, M. L., Winkelman, R. 2008: Plant and microbe contribution to community resilience in a directionally changing environment. Ecological Monographs, 78(3): 313-329. DOI: 10.1890/07-1092.1

Gross, N., Katharine Suding, Lavorel, S. 2007: Leaf dry matter content and lateral spread predict response to land use change for six subalpine grassland species. Journal of Vegetation Science, 18(2): 289-300. DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2007.tb02540.x

Clark, C. M., Cleland, E. E., Collins, S. L., Fargione, J. E., Gough, L., Gross, K. L., Pennings, S. C., Katharine Suding, Grace, J. B. 2007: Environmental and plant community determinants of species loss following nitrogen enrichment. Ecology Letters, 10(7): 596-607. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01053.x

Reed, S. C., Tim Seastedt, Mann, C. M., Cherwin, K, L., Katharine Suding, Townsend, A. R. 2007: Phosphorus fertilization stimulates nitrogen fixation and increases inorganic nitrogen concentrations in a restored prairie. Applied Soil Ecology, 36: 238-242. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2007.02.002

Walker, M. D., Wahren, C. H., Hollister, R. D., Henry, G. H., Ahlquist, L. E., Alatalo, J. M., Bret-Harte, M. S., Calef, M. P., Callaghan, T. V., Carroll, A. M., Epstein, H. E., Jónsdóttir, I. S., Klein, J. A., Magnússon, B., Molau, U., Oberbauer, S. F., Rewa, S. P., Robinson, C. H., Shaver, G. R., Katharine Suding, Thompson, C. C., Tolvanen, A., Totland, Ø. Turner, P. L., Tweedie, C. E., Webber, P. J., Wookey, P. A. 2006: Plant community responses to experimental warming across the tundra biome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103(5): 1342-1346. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0503198103