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Taylor, P. G., Cory Cleveland, Soper, F., Will Wieder, Dobrowski, S. Z., Doughty, C. E., Townsend, A. R. 2019: Greater stem growth, woody allocation, and aboveground biomass in Paleotropical forests than in Neotropical forests. Ecology, 100(3): article: UNSP e02589. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2589

Soper, F. M., Sullivan, B. W., Nasto, M. K., Osborne, B. B., Bru, D., Balzotti, C. S., Taylor, P. G., Asner, G. P., Townsend, A. R., Philippot, L., Porder, S., Cory Cleveland 2018: Remotely sensed canopy nitrogen correlates with nitrous oxide emissions in a lowland tropical rainforest. Ecology, 99(9): 2080-2089. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2434

Darcy, J. L., Schmidt, S. K., Joey KnelmanCory Cleveland, Castle, S. C., Nemergut, D. R. 2018: Phosphorus, not nitrogen, limits plants and microbial primary producers following glacial retreat. Science Advances, 4(5): article eaaq0942. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaq0942

Castle, S. C., Sullivan, B. W., Joey Knelman, Hood, E., Nemergut, D. R., Schmidt, S. K., Cory Cleveland 2017: Nutrient limitation of soil microbial activity during the earliest stages of ecosystem development. Oecologia, 185(3): 513-524. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-3965-6

Nasto, M. K., Osborne, B. B., Lekberg, Y., Asner, G. P., Balzotti, C. S., Porder, S., Taylor, P. G., Townsend, A. R., Cory Cleveland 2017: Nutrient acquisition, soil phosphorus partitioning and competition among trees in a lowland tropical rain forest. New Phytologist, 214(4): 1506-1517. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14494

Taylor, P., Cory ClevelandWill Wieder, Sullivan, B. W., Doughty, C. E., Dobrowski, S. Z., Townsend, A. R. 2017: Temperature and rainfall interact to control carbon cycling in tropical forests. Ecology Letters, 20(6): 779-788. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12765

Smith, W. K., Reed, S. C., Cory Cleveland, Ballantyne, A. P., Anderegg, W. R. L., Will Wieder, Liu, Y. Y., Running, S. W. 2016: Large divergence of satellite and Earth system model estimates of global terrestrial CO2 fertilization. Nature Climate Change, 6(3): 306-310. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2879

Will WiederCory Cleveland, Lawrence, D. M., Bonan, G. B. 2015: Effects of model structural uncertainty on carbon cycle projections: Biological nitrogen fixation as a case study. Environmental Research Letters, 10(4): article 044016. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/4/044016

Cory Cleveland, Taylor, P., Chadwick, K. D., Dahlin, K., Doughty, C. E., Malhi, Y., Smith, W. K., Sullivan, B. W., Will Wieder, Townsend, A. R. 2015: A comparison of plot-based satellite and Earth system model estimates of tropical forest net primary production. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29(5): 626-644. DOI: 10.1002/2014GB005022

Will WiederCory Cleveland, Smith, W. K., Todd-Brown, K. 2015: Future productivity and carbon storage limited by terrestrial nutrient availability. Nature Geoscience, 8: 441-444. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2413

Sullivan, B. W., Smith, W. K., Townsend, A. R., Nasto, M. K., Reed, S. C., Chazdon, R. L., Cory Cleveland 2014: Spatially robust estimates of biological nitrogen (N) fixation imply substantial human alteration of the tropical N cycle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(22): 8101-8106. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1320646111

Sullivan, B. W., Alvarez-Clare, S., Castle, S. C., Porder, S., Reed, S. C., Schreeg, L., Townsend, A. R., Cory Cleveland 2014: Assessing nutrient limitation in complex forested ecosystems: Alternatives to large-scale fertilization experiments. Ecology, 95(3): 668-681. DOI: 10.1890/13-0825.1

Cory Cleveland, Houlton, B. Z., Smith, W. K., Marklein, A. R., Reed, S. C., Parton, W., Del Grosso, S. J., Running, S. W. 2013: Patterns of new versus recycled primary production in the terrestrial biosphere. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(31): 12733-12737. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1302768110

Keller, A. B., Reed, S. C., Townsend, A. R., Cory Cleveland 2013: Effects of canopy tree species on belowground biogeochemistry in a lowland wet tropical forest. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 58: 61-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.10.041

Reed, S. C., Townsend, A. R., Cory Cleveland 2013: Relationships between phosphorus, molybdenum, and free-living nitrogen fixation in tropical rain forests: Results from observational and experimental analyses. Biogeochemistry, 114(1-3): 135-147. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-013-9835-3

Ferrenberg, S., Sean O’Neill, Knelman, J. E., Todd, B., Duggan, S., Bradley, D., Robinson, T., Schmidt, S. K., Townsend, A. R., Williams, M. W., Cory Cleveland, Melbourne, B. A., Jiang, L., Nemergut, D. R. 2013: Changes in assembly processes in soil bacterial communities following a wildfire disturbance. ISME Journal, 7: 1102-1111. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.11

Leff, J. W., Nemergut, D. R., Grandy, A. S., Sean O’Neill, Wickings, K., Townsend, A. R., Cory Cleveland 2012: The effects of soil bacterial community structure on decomposition in a tropical rain forest. Ecosystems, 15(2): 284-298. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-011-9510-2

Schmidt, S. K., Nemergut, D. R., Todd, B. T., Lynch, R. C., Darcy, J. L., Cory Cleveland, King, A. J. 2012: A simple method for determining limiting nutrients for photosynthetic crusts. Plant Ecology & Diversity, 5(4 SI): 513-519. DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2012.738714

Schmidt, S. K., Cory Cleveland, Nemergut, D. R., Reed, S. C., King, A. J., Sowell, P. 2011: Estimating phosphorus availability for microbial growth in an emerging landscape. Geoderma, 163(1-2): 135-140. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.04.014

Cory Cleveland, Townsend, A. R., Taylor, P. G., Alvarez-Clare, S., Bustamante, M. M. C., Chuyong, G., Grierson, P., Harms, K. E., Houlton, B. Z., Marklein, A., Parton, W., Porder, S., Reed, S. C., Sierra, C. A., Silver, W. L., Tanner, E. V. J., Will Wieder 2011: Relationships among net primary productivity, nutrients and climate in tropical rain forest: A pan-tropical analysis. Ecology Letters, 14(9): 939-947. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01658.x

Nemergut, D. R., Costello, E. K., Hamady, M., Lozupone, C., Jiang, L., Schmidt, S. K., Fierer, N., Townsend, A. R., Cory Cleveland, Stanish, L., Knight, R. 2011: Global patterns in the biogeography of bacterial taxa. Environmental Microbiology, 13(1): 135-144. DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02315.x

Cory Cleveland, Houlton, B. Z., Neill, C., Reed, S. C., Townsend, A. R., Wang, Y. 2010: Using indirect methods to constrain symbiotic nitrogen fixation rates: A case study from an Amazonian rain forest. Biogeochemistry, 99(1-3): 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-009-9392-y

Cory ClevelandWill Wieder, Reed, S. C., Townsend, A. R. 2010: Experimental drought in a tropical rain forest increases soil carbon dioxide losses to the atmosphere. Ecology, 91(8): 2313-2323. DOI: 10.1890/09-1582.1

Johnson, P. T. J., Townsend, A. R., Cory Cleveland, Glibert, P. M., Howarth, R. W., McKenzie, V. J., Rejmankova, E., Ward, M. H. 2010: Linking environmental nutrient enrichment and disease emergence in humans and wildlife. Ecological Applications, 20(1): 16-29. DOI: 10.1890/08-0633.1

Nemergut, D. R., Cory ClevelandWill Wieder, Washenberger, C. L., Townsend, A. R. 2010: Plot-scale manipulations of organic matter inputs to soils correlate with shifts in microbial community composition in a lowland tropical rain forest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 42(12): 2153-2160. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.08.011

Reed, S. C., Townsend, A. R., Cory Cleveland, Nemergut, D. R. 2010: Microbial community shifts influence patterns in tropical forest nitrogen fixation. Oecologia, 164(2): 521-531. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1649-6

Reed, S. C., Townsend, A. R., Taylor, P. G., Cory Cleveland 2010: Phosphorus cycling in tropical forests growing on highly weathered soils. In Bünemann, E., Oberson, A., and Frossard, E. (eds.), Phosphorus in Action: Biological Processes in Soil Phosphorus Cycling. New York: Springer, 339-369.

Sattin, S. R., Cory Cleveland, Hood, E., Reed, S. C., King, A. J., Schmidt, S. K., Robeson, M. S., Ascarrunz, N., Nemergut, D. R. 2009: Functional shifts in unvegetated, perhumid, recently-deglaciated soils do not correlate with shifts in soil bacterial community composition. Journal of Microbiology, 47(6): 673-681. DOI: 10.1007/s12275-009-0194-7

Schmidt, S. K., Reed, S. C., Nemergut, D. R., Grandy, A. S., Cory Cleveland, Weintraub, M. N., Hill, A. W., Costello, E. K., Meyer, A. F., Neff, J. C. 2008: The earliest stages of ecosystem succession in high-elevation (5000 metres above sea level), recently deglaciated soils. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 275(1653): 2793-2802. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.0808

Reed, S. C., Cory Cleveland, Townsend, A. R. 2008: Tree species control rates of free-living nitrogen fixation in a tropical rain forest. Ecology, 89(10): 2924-2934. DOI: 10.1890/07-1430.1

Schmidt, S. K., Costello, E. K., Nemergut, D. R., Cory Cleveland, Reed, S. C., Weintraub, M. N., Meyer, A. F., Martin, A. M. 2007: Biogeochemical consequences of rapid microbial turnover and seasonal succession in soil. Ecology, 88: 1379-1385.

Cory Cleveland, Nemergut, D. R., Townsend, A. R., Schmidt, S. K. 2007: Increases in soil respiration following labile carbon additions linked to rapid shifts in soil microbial community composition. Biogeochemistry, 82: 229-240. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-006-9065-z

Reed, S. C., Cory Cleveland, Townsend, A. R. 2007: Controls over leaf litter and soil nitrogen fixation in two lowland tropical rain forests. Biotropica, 39(5): 585-592.

Townsend, A. R., Cory Cleveland, Asner, G. P., Bustamante, M. M. C. 2007: Controls over foliar N:P ratios in tropical rain forests. Ecology, 88(1): 107-118.

Cory Cleveland, Reed, S. C., Townsend, A. R. 2006: Nutrient regulation of organic matter decomposition in a tropical rain forest. Ecology, 87(2): 492-503.

Cory Cleveland, Townsend, A. R. 2006: Nutrient additions to a tropical rain forest drive substantial soil carbon dioxide losses to the atmosphere. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103(27): 10,316-10,321.

Cory Cleveland, Townsend, A. R., Diane M. McKnight 2006: Trophic dynamics. In Anderson, M. G., McDonnell, J. J. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. Part 9. Ecological and Hydrological Interactions. John Wiley & Sons, 1557-1574 [article 102]. DOI: 10.1002/0470848944.hsa106

Bill Bowman, Steltzer, H., Rosenstiel, T. N., Cory Cleveland, Meier, C. L. 2004: Litter effects of two co-occurring alpine species on plant growth, microbial activity and immobilization of nitrogen. Oikos, 104: 336-344.

Cory Cleveland, Townsend, A. R., Constance, B. C., Ley, R. E., Schmidt, S. K. 2004: Soil microbial dynamics in Costa Rica: Seasonal and biogeochemical constraints. Biotropica, 36(2): 184-195.

Cory ClevelandCleveland, C. C., Neff, J. C., Townsend, A. R., Hood, E. 2004: Composition, dynamics, and fate of leached dissolved organic matter in terrestrial ecosystems: Results from a decomposition experiment. Ecosystems, 7(3): 275-285. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-003-0236-7

Galloway, J. N., Dentener, F. J., Capone, D. G., Boyer, E. W., Howarth, R. W., Seitzinger, S. P., Asner, G. P., Cory Cleveland, Greene, P. A., Holland, E. A., Karl, D. M., Michaels, A. F., Porter, J. H., Townsend, A. R., Vörösmarty, C. J. 2004: Nitrogen cycles: Past, present and future. Biogeochemistry, 70(2): 153-226. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-004-0370-0

Cory Cleveland, Townsend, A. R., Schmidt, S. K., Constance, B. C. 2003: Soil microbial dynamics and biogeochemistry in tropical forests and pastures, southwestern Costa Rica. Ecological Applications, 13(2): 314-326.

Townsend, A. R., Howard, R. W., Bazzaz, F. A., Booth, M. S., Cory Cleveland, Collinge, S. K., Dobson, A. P., Epstein, P. R., Keeney, D. R., Mallin, M. A., Rogers, C. A., Wayne, P., Wolfe, A. H. 2003: Human health effects of a changing global nitrogen cycle. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 1(5): 240-246. DOI: 10.1890/1540-9295(2003)001[0240:HHEOAC]2.0.CO;2

Cory Cleveland, Townsend, A. R., Schmidt, S. K. 2002: Phosphorus limitation of microbial processes in moist tropical forests: Evidence from short-term laboratory incubations and field studies. Ecosystems, 5(7): 680-691. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-002-0202-9

Townsend, A. R., Asner, G. P., Cory Cleveland, Lefer, M. E., Bustamante, M. M. C. 2002: Unexpected changes in soil phosphorus dynamics along pasture chronosequences in the humid tropics. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 107(D20): article 8067. DOI: 10.1029/2001JD000650

Asner, G. P., Townsend, A. R., Riley, W. J., Matson, P. A., Neff, J. C., Cory Cleveland 2001: Physical and biogeochemical controls over terrestrial ecosystem responses to nitrogen deposition. Biogeochemistry, 54(1): 1-39. DOI: 10.1023/A:1010653913530

Cory Cleveland, Townsend, A. R., Schimel, D., Fisher, H., Howarth, R.W., Hedin, L.O., Perakis, S.S., Latty, E.F., Von Fischer, J.C., Elseroad, A., Wasson, M.F. 1999: Global patterns of terrestrial biological nitrogen (N2) fixation in natural ecosystems. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 13(2):623-645