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43. Borer, E.T., E. Seabloom, D.S. Gruner, W.S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, E. Lind, P.B. Adler, J. Alberti, T.M. Anderson, J.D. Bakker, L. Biederman, D. Blumenthal, C.S. Brown, L.A. Brudvig, M. Cadotte, C. Chu, E.E. Cleland, M. Crawley, P. Daleo, E.I. Damschen, K. Davies, N.M. DeCrappeo, G. Du, J. Firn, Y. Hautier, R.W. Heckman, A. Hector, J. HilleRisLambers, O. Iribarne, J.H.M. Knops, K.J. La Pierre, W. Li, A. MacDougall, R.L. McCulley, B. Melbourne, C.E. Mitchell, J.L. Moore, B. Mortensen, L.R. O'Halloran, J. Orrock, J. Pascual, S.M. Prober, D.A. Pyke, A.C. Risch, M. Schuetz, M.D. Smith, C. Stevens, L. Sullivan, R.J. Williams, P.D. Wragg, J.P. Wright, and L. Yang. Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature 508:517-520 doi:10.1038/nature13144

42. Hautier, Y., E. Seabloom, E.T. Borer, P. Adler, W.S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, E. Lind, A. MacDougall, C. Stevens, J.D. Bakker, Y. Buckley, C. Chu, S.L. Collins, P. Daleo, E.I. Damschen, K. Davies, P.A. Fay, J. Firn, D.S. Gruner, V.L. Jin, J.A. Klein, J.M. H. Knops, K.J. La Pierre, W. Li, R. McCulley, B. Melbourne, J.L. Moore, L.R. O’Halloran, S.M. Prober, A.C. Risch, M. Sankaran, M. Schuetz, and A. Hector. 2014. Eutrophication weakens stabilizing effects of diversity in natural grasslands. Nature 508:521-525 doi:10.1038/nature13014

41. Cavanaugh, K.C., J.R. Kellner, A.J. Forde, D.S. Gruner, J.D. Parker, W. Rodriguez, and I.C. Feller. 2014. Reply to Giri and Long: Freeze-mediated expansion of mangroves does not depend on whether expansion is emergence or reemergence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:E1449 (link)

40. Thompson, B.M., J. Bodart, C. McEwen, and D.S. Gruner. 2014. Adaptations for symbiont-mediated external digestion in Sirex noctilio Fab. (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107:453-460 (link)

39. Heffernan, J.B., P.A. Soranno, M.J. Angilletta, Jr, L.B. Buckley, D.S. Gruner, T.H. Keitt, J.R. Kellner, J.S. Kominoski, A.V. Rocha, J. Xiao, T.K. Harms, S.J. Goring, L.E. Koenig, W.H. McDowell, H. Powell, A.D. Richardson, C.A. Stow, R. Vargas, and K.C. Weathers. 2014. Macrosystems ecology: understanding ecological pattern and process at continental scales. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12:5-14 (link)

38. Cavanaugh, K.C., J.R. Kellner, A.J. Forde, D.S. Gruner, J.D. Parker, W. Rodriguez, and I.C. Feller. 2014. Poleward expansion of mangroves is a threshold response to decreased frequency of extreme cold events. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:723-727 * covered by New York Times, NPR, NBC, Weather Channel (link)

37. Seabloom, E., E.T. Borer, Y. Buckley, E.E. Cleland, K. Davies, J. Firn, W.S. Harpole, Y. Hautier, E. Lind, A. MacDougall, J.L. Orrock, S.M. Prober, P. Adler, J. Alberti, T.M. Anderson, J.D. Bakker, L.A. Biederman, D. Blumenthal, C.S. Brown, L.A. Brudvig, M. Caldeira, C. Chu, M.J. Crawley, P. Daleo, E. I. Damschen, C.M. D'Antonio, N.M. DeCrappeo, C.R. Dickman, G. Du, P.A. Fay, P. Frater, D.S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, A. Hector, A. Helm, H. Hillebrand, K.S. Hofmockel, H.C. Humphries, O. Iribarne, V.L. Jin, A. Kay, K.P. Kirkman, J.A. Klein, J.M.H. Knops, K.J. La Pierre, L.M. Ladwig, J.G. Lambrinos, A.D.B. Leakey, Q. Li, W. Li, R. McCulley, B. Melbourne, C.E. Mitchell, J.L. Moore, J. Morgan, B. Mortensen, L.R. O'Halloran, M. Pärtel, J. Pascual, D.A. Pyke, A.C. Risch, R. Salguero-Gómez, M. Sankaran, M. Schuetz, A. Simonsen, M. Smith, C. Stevens, L. Sullivan, G.M. Wardle, E.M. Wolkovich, P.D. Wragg, J. Wright, and L. Yang. 2013. Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Global Change Biology 19:3677-3687 (link)

36. Borer, E.T., M.E.S. Bracken, E.W. Seabloom, J.E. Smith, J. Cebrian, E.E. Cleland, J.J. Elser, W.F. Fagan, D.S. Gruner, W.S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, A.J. Kerkhoff, and J.T. Ngai. Global biogeography of autotroph chemistry: is insolation a driving force? Oikos 122:1121-1130 * Oikos Editor’s Choice (link)

35. Lind, E., E.T. Borer, E. Seabloom, P.B. Adler, J.D. Bakker, D. Blumenthal, M.J. Crawley, K. Davies, J. Firn, D.S. Gruner, W.S. Harpole, Y. Hautier, H. Hillebrand, J.M.H. Knops, B.A. Melbourne, B. Mortensen, A.C. Risch, M. Schuetz, C. Stevens, and P.D. Wragg. 2013. Life history constraints in grassland plant species: a growth-defense tradeoff is the norm. Ecology Letters 16:513-521 (link)

34. Gruner, D.S. 2013. Trophic Cascades. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester. doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0003183.pub2 (link)

33. Thompson, B.M., R.J. Grebenok, S.T. Behmer, and D.S. Gruner. 2013. Microbial symbionts shape the sterol profile of the xylem-feeding woodwasp, Sirex noctilio. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38:129-139 (pdf)

32. Gruner, D.S. and K.A. Mooney. 2013. Green grass and high tides: grazing lawns in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Oikos 122:313–316 (pdf)

31. Herlihy, M.V., R.G. Van Driesche, M.R. Abney, J. Brodeur, A.B. Bryant, R.A. Casagrande, D.A. Delaney, T.E. Elkner, S.J. Fleischer, R.L. Groves, D.S. Gruner, J.P. Harmon, G.E. Heimpel, K. Hamady, T.P. Kuhar, C.M. Maund, A.M. Shelton, A.J. Seaman, M. Skinner, R. Weinzierl, K.V. Yeargan, and Z. Zendrei. 2012. Distribution of Cotesia rubecula (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and its displacement of Cotesia glomerata in eastern North America. Florida Entomologist 95:458-464 (pdf)

30. Grace, J.B., P.B. Adler, E.W. Seabloom, E.T. Borer, H. Hillebrand, Y. Hautier, A. Hector, W.S. Harpole, L.R. O'Halloran, T.M. Anderson, J.D. Bakker, C.S. Brown, Y.M. Buckley, S.L. Collins, K.L. Cottingham, M.J. Crawley, E.I. Damschen, K.F. Davies, N.M. DeCrappeo, P.A. Fay, J. Firn, D.S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, V.L. Jin, K.P. Kirkman, J.M.H. Knops, K.J. La Pierre, J.G. Lambrinos, B.A. Melbourne, C.E. Mitchell, J.L. Moore, J.W. Morgan, J.L. Orrock, S.M. Prober, C.J. Stevens, P.D. Wragg, and L.H. Yang. 2012. Response to comments on “Productivity Is a poor predictor of plant species richness”. Science 335:1441 (pdf)

29. Adler, P.B., E.W. Seabloom, E.T. Borer, H. Hillebrand, Y. Hautier, A. Hector, W.S. Harpole, L.R. O’Halloran, J.B. Grace, T.M. Anderson, J.D. Bakker, L.A. Biederman, C.S. Brown, Y.M. Buckley, L.B. Calabrese, C.-J. Chu, E.E. Cleland, S.L. Collins, K.L. Cottingham, M.J. Crawley, E.I. Damschen, K.F. Davies, N.M. DeCrappeo, P.A. Fay, J. Firn, P. Frater, E.I. Gasarch, D.S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, J. HilleRisLambers, H. Humphries, V.L. Jin, A.D. Kay, K.P. Kirkman, J.A. Klein, J.M.H. Knops, K.J. La Pierre, J.G. Lambrinos, W. Li, A.S. MacDougall, R.L. McCulley, B.A. Melbourne, C.E. Mitchell, J.L. Moore, J.W. Morgan, B. Mortensen, J.L. Orrock, S.M. Prober, D.A. Pyke, A.C. Risch, M. Schuetz, M.D. Smith, C.J. Stevens, L.L. Sullivan, G. Wang, P.D. Wragg, J.P. Wright, and L.H. Yang. 2011. Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. Science 333:1750-1753 * Faculty of 1000 ‘Exceptional’ (pdf)

28. Harpole, W.S., J.T. Ngai, E.E. Cleland, E.W. Seabloom, E.T. Borer, M.E.S. Bracken, J.J. Elser, D.S. Gruner, H. Hillebrand, J.B. Shurin, and J.E. Smith. 2011. Nutrient co-limitation of plant communities. Ecology Letters 14:852-862 * Faculty of 1000 ‘Must Read’ (pdf)

27. Pearson, R.E.G., S.T. Behmer, D.S. Gruner, and R.F. Denno. 2011. Effects of diet quality on performance and nutrient regulation in an omnivorous katydid. Ecological Entomology 36:471-479 (pdf)

26. Karban, R., A. Hodson, D.S. Gruner, E.E. Lewis, J. Karban, M. Joseph, T. Mata, and D.R. Strong. 2011. Lack of susceptibility of soil-inhabiting Platyprepia virginalis caterpillars, a native arctiid, to entomopathogenic nematodes in nature. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 140:28-34 (pdf)

25. Mooney, K.A., D.S. Gruner, N.A. Barber, S.A. Van Bael, S.M. Philpott, and R. Greenberg. 2010. Interactions among predators and the cascading effects of vertebrate insectivores on arthropod communities and plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:7335-7340 (open access)

24. Gruner, D.S., A. Kolekar, J.P. McLaughlin, and D.R. Strong. 2009. Host resistance reverses the outcome of competition between microparasites. Ecology 90:1721-1728 (open access)

23. Borer, E.T. and D.S. Gruner. 2009. Top-down and bottom-up regulation of communities. Pages 296-304 in S. A. Levin, S. R. Carpenter, H. C. J. Godfray, A. P. Kinzig, M. Loreau, J. B. Losos, B. Walker, and D. S. Wilcove, eds. Princeton Guide to Ecology. Princeton University Press

22. Hillebrand, H., E.T. Borer, M.E.S. Bracken, B.J. Cardinale, J. Cebrian, E.E. Cleland, J.J. Elser, D.S. Gruner, W.S. Harpole, J.T. Ngai, S. Sandin, E.W. Seabloom, J.B. Shurin, J.E. Smith, and M.D. Smith. 2009. Herbivore metabolism and stoichiometry each constrain herbivory at different organizational scales across ecosystems. Ecology Letters 12:516-527 (pdf)

21. Ram, K, E.L. Preisser, D.S. Gruner, and D.R. Strong. 2008. Metapopulation dynamics override local abiotic limits on long-term parasite persistence. Ecology 89:3290-3297 (open access)

20. Denno, R.F., D.S. Gruner, and I. Kaplan. 2008. Potential for entomopathogenic nematodes in biological control: insights from trophic cascade theory. Journal of Nematology 40:61-72 (pdf)

19. Ram, K, D.S. Gruner, J.P. McLaughlin, E.L. Preisser, and D.R. Strong. 2008 . Dynamics of a subterranean trophic cascade in space and time. Journal of Nematology 40:85-92 (pdf)

18. Gruner, D.S., J.E. Smith, E.W. Seabloom, S.A. Sandin, J.T. Ngai, H. Hillebrand, W.S. Harpole, J.J. Elser, E.E. Cleland, M.E.S. Bracken, E.T. Borer, and B.M. Bolker. 2008. A cross-system synthesis of consumer and nutrient resource control on producer biomass. Ecology Letters 11:740-755 (open access)

17. Van Bael, S.A., S.M. Philpott, R. Greenberg, P. Bichier, N.A. Barber, K.A. Mooney, and D.S. Gruner. 2008. Birds as predators in tropical agroforestry systems. Ecology 89:928–934 (pdf)

16. Gruner, D.S., N.J. Gotelli, J.P. Price and R.H. Cowie. 2008. Does species diversity drive speciation? A reassessment with the Hawaiian biota. Ecography 31:279-285 (pdf)

15. Elser, J.J., M.E.S. Bracken, E.E. Cleland, D.S. Gruner, W.S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, J.T. Ngai, E.W. Seabloom, J.B. Shurin, and J.E. Smith. 2007. Global analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of primary producers in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. Ecology Letters 10:1135-1142 (pdf)  *   Nature News & Views 449:1000-1001, 25 Oct 2007 * Faculty of 1000 'Exceptional'

14. Gruner, D.S. 2007. Geological age, ecosystem development, and resource constraints on arthropod community structure in the Hawaiian Islands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 90:551-570 (pdf)

13. Hillebrand, H., D.S. Gruner, E.T. Borer, M.E.S. Bracken, E.E. Cleland, W.S. Harpole, J.T. Ngai, E.W. Seabloom, J.B. Shurin, and J.E. Smith. 2007. Consumer versus resource control of producer diversity depends on ecosystem type and producer community structure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104:10904-10909 (pdf) * Faculty of 1000 'Recommended'

12. Handler, A.T., D.S. Gruner, W.P. Haines, M. Lange, and K.Y. Kaneshiro. 2007. Arthropod surveys on Palmyra Atoll, Line Islands, with insights into the decline of the native tree Pisonia grandis (Nyctaginaceae). Pacific Science 61:485-502 (pdf)

11. Gruner, D.S., K. Ram and D.R. Strong. 2007. Soil mediates the interaction of coexisting entomopathogenic nematodes with an insect host. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 94:12-19 (pdf)

10. Gruner, D.S. and A.D. Taylor. 2006. Richness and species composition of arboreal arthropods affected by nutrients and predators: a press experiment. Oecologia 147:714-724 (pdf)

9. Shurin, J.B., D.S. Gruner and H. Hillebrand. 2006. All wet or dried up? Real differences between aquatic and terrestrial food webs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 273:1-9 (pdf) * Faculty of 1000 'Must Read'

8. Gruner, D.S., A.D. Taylor and R.E. Forkner. 2005. The effects of foliar pubescence and nutrient enrichment on arthropod communities of Metrosideros polymorpha (Myrtaceae). Ecological Entomology 30:428-443 (pdf)

7. Gruner, D.S. 2005. Biotic resistance to an invasive spider conferred by generalist insectivorous birds on Hawai‘i Island. Biological Invasions 7:541-546 (pdf)

6. Gruner, D.S. 2004. Attenuation of top-down and bottom-up forces in a complex terrestrial community. Ecology 85:3010-3022 (pdf)

5. Gruner, D.S. 2004. Arthropods from ‘ōhi‘a lehua (Myrtaceae: Metrosideros polymorpha), with new records for the Hawaiian Islands. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 78:33-52 (pdf)

4. Gruner, D.S. 2003. Regressions of length and width to predict arthropod biomass in the Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 57:325-336 (pdf)

3. Gruner, D.S. and D. A. Polhemus. 2003. Arthropod communities across a long chronosequence in the Hawaiian Islands. Pages 135-145 in Y. Basset, V. Novotný, S. E. Miller, and R. L. Kitching, eds. Arthropods of Tropical Forests: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and Resource Use in the Canopy. Cambridge University Press, London

2. Gruner D.S., R.A. Heu and M. Chun. 2003. Two ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) new to the Hawaiian Islands. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 74:35-40 (pdf)

1. Wetterer, J.K., D.S. Gruner and J.E. Lopez. 1998. Foraging and nesting ecology of the leaf-cutting ant, Acromyrmex octospinosus, in Costa Rican tropical dry forest. Florida Entomologist 81:61-67 (pdf)

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