Publications

*denotes student author

Collins, C.D., Banks-Leite, C., Brudvig, L.A., ,Foster, B.L., Cook, W.M., Damschen, E.I., Andrade, A., Carmago, J.L., Driscoll, D.A., , Holt, R.D., Laurance, W.F., Nicholls, A.O., Orrock, J.L. 2017. Fragmentation affects plant community composition over time. Ecography 40: 119-130. [pdf]

Reynolds, T., Collins, C.D., Wassie, A., *Liang, J., *Briggs, W., Lowman, M., Shimekach, T., Adamu, E. Sacred natural sites as mensurative fragmentation experiments in long-inhabited mulitfunctional landscapes. Ecography 40: 144-157.  [pdf]

*Rogers, J.A. & Collins, C.D. Ecological predictors and consequences of non-native Earthworms in Kennebec County, Maine. 2017 [pdf] In press, Northeastern Naturalist.

*Liang, J., Reynolds, T., Wassie, A., Collins, C.D. Wubalem, A. 2016. Effects of exotic Eucalyptus species plantations on soil properties in and around sacred natural sites in the northern Ethiopian Highlands. 2016. AIMS Agriculture and Food, 1(2): 175-193.

*Bizzari, L.E., Collins, C.D.,  Brudvig, L.A., & Damschen, E.I.  2015. Historical agriculture and contemporary fire frequency alter soil properties in longleaf pine woodlands.  Forest Ecology and Management 349: 35-54. [pdf]

Haddad, N.M., Brudvig, L.A., Clobert, J., Davies, K.F., Gonzalez, A., Holt, R.D., Lovejoy, T.E., Sexton, J.O., Austin, M.P., Collins, C.D., Cook, W.M., Damschen, E.I., Ewers, R.M., Foster, B.L., Jenkins, Clinton, N., King, A.J., Laurance, W.F., Levey D.J., Margules, C.R., Melbourne, B.A., Nicholls, A.O., Orrock, J.L. Song, D., & Townshend, J.R. 2015. Fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems.  Science Advances, DOI: 1:e1500052. [pdf]

Anjos, L., Collins, C.D., Holt, R.D., Volpato, G.H., Lopes, E.V., Bochio, G.M. 2015. Can habitat specialization patterns of Neotropical birds highlight vulnerable areas for conservation in the Atlantic rainforest, southern Brazil? Biological Conservation  DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.01.016.

Mattingly, W.B., Orrock J.L., Collins, C.D., Brudvig, L.A., Damschen, E. I., Veldman J.E., and Walker,J.L. 2014. Historic agriculture alters the effects of fire on understory plant beta diversity. Oecologia 177: 507-518.  [pdf]

Brudvig, L.A., Orrock. J.L., Damschen, E.I., Collins, C.D., Hahn, P.G., Mattingly, W.B., Veldman, J.W., Walker, J.L. 2014. Land-use history and contemporary management inform an ecological reference model for longleaf pine woodland understory plant communities.  PLoS ONE  9 (1):e86604. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.008660

Alexander, H.M., Foster, B.L, Ballantyne, F. IV, Collins, C.D., Antonovics, J., and Holt, R.D. 2012. Metapopulations and metacommunities: combining spatial and temporal perspectives in plant ecology. Journal of Ecology 100, 88–103.

Alexander, H.M., Reed, A.W., Kettle, W.D., Slade, N.A., Bodbyl Roels, S.A., Collins, C.D., Salisbury, V. 2012 Detection and plant monitoring programs: intensive survey of Asclepias meadii with five observers PLoS ONE 7(12): e52762.

Anjos, L., Collins, C.D., Holt, R.D., Volpato, G.H., Mendonça, L.B., Lopes, E.V., Boçon, R., Bisheimer, M.V., Serafini, P.P., Carvalho, J. 2012 Bird species abundance-occupancy patterns and sensitivity to forest fragmentation: implications for conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic forest. Biological Conservation 144 (2011) 2213–2222.

Foster, B.L., Questad, E.J., Collins, C.D., Murphy, C.A., Dickson,T.L., and Smith, V.H. 2011. Seed availability constrains plant species sorting along a soil fertility gradient. Journal of Ecology 99: 473-481.

Collins, C.D., Holt, R.D., and Foster, B.L. 2009. Patch size effects on species declines in an experimentally fragmented landscape. Ecology 90: 2577-2588.

Collins, C.D. and Foster, B.L. 2009. Community-level consequences of mycorrhizae depend on phosphorus availability. Ecology 90: 2567-2576.

Foster, B.L. and Collins, C.D. 2009. Colonization of successional grassland by Ulmus rubra in relation to landscape position, habitat productivity and proximity to seed source. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 136: 392-402.

Collins, C.D. and Foster B.L. 2008. The role of topography and soil characteristics in the relationship between species richness and primary productivity in a Kansas grassland. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 111: 105-117.

McGill, B. and Collins, C.D. 2003. A unified theory for macroecology based on spatial patterns of abundance. Evolutionary Ecology Research 5: 469-492.