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Publications
2013

P. E. Busby, G. Newcombe, R. Dirzo, T. G. Whitham. Genetic basis of pathogen community structure for foundation tree species in a common garden and in the wild. 2013. Journal of Ecology 101: 867-877.

M. Galetti, R. Dirzo. 2013. Ecological and evolutionary consequences of living in a defaunated world. Biological Conservation 163, 1-6.

P. Meli, R. Dirzo. 2013. Effects of grasses on sapling establishment and the role of transplanted saplings on the light environment of pastures: implications for tropical forest restoration. Applied Vegetation Science 16: 296-304.

E. G. Pringle, E. Akcay, T. K. Raab, R. Dirzo, D. M. Gordon. 2013. Water stress strengthens mutualism among ants, trees, and scale insects. PLoS biology 11: e1001705-e1001705.

B. Ruiz-Guerra, P. Hanson, R. Guevara, R. Dirzo. 2013. Richness and Abundance of Ichneumonidae in a Fragmented Tropical Rain Forest. Neotropical Entomology 42: 458-465.

H. S. Young, D. J. McCauley, R. B. Dunbar, M. S. Hutson, M. Ter-Kuile, R. Dirzo. 2013. The roles of productivity and ecosystem size in determining food chain length in tropical terrestrial ecosystems. Ecology 94: 692-701.

H. S. Young, D. J. McCauley, R. Guevara, R. Dirzo. 2013. Consumer preference for seeds and seedlings of rare species impacts tree diversity at multiple scales. Oecologia 172: 857-867.

H. S. Young, D. J. McCauley, K. M. Helgen, J. R. Goheen, E. Otarola-Castillo, T. M. Palmer, R. M. Pringle, T. P. Young, R. Dirzo. 2013. Effects of mammalian herbivore declines on plant communities: observations and experiments in an African savanna. Journal of Ecology 101: 1030-1041

2012

Verónica Cepeda-Cornejo, Guadalupe Palomino, Iganacio Médez and Rodolfo Dirzo. 2012. Intersexual comparison of DNA content by flow cytometry, and chromosome number in four dioecious Chamaedorea palms from Mexico. Caryologia: International Journal of Cytology, Cytosystematics and Cytogenetics. Vol. 65, 263-270. PDF

Briggs, A.A., Young, H.S., McCauley, D.J., Hathaway, S.A., Dirzo, R., and Fisher, R.N. 2012. Effects of spatial subsidies and habitat structure on the foraging ecology and size of geckos. PLoS One 7: e41364. PDF

Laurance, W.F., Carolina Useche, D., Rendeiro, J., Kalka, M., Bradshaw, C.J., Sloan, S.P., Laurance, S.G., Campbell, M., Abernethy, K., Alvarez, P., et al. 2012. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature. PDF

Pringle, E.G., Ramirez, S.R., Bonebrake, T.C., Gordon, D.M., and Dirzo, R. 2012. Diversification and phylogeographic structure in widespread Azteca plant-ants from the northern Neotropics. Mol Ecol 21: 3576-3592. PDF

McCauley, D.J., Desalles, P.A., Young, H.S., Dunbar, R.B., Dirzo, R., Mills, M.M., and Micheli, F. 2012. From wing to wing: the persistence of long ecological interaction chains in less-disturbed ecosystems. Sci Rep 2: 409. PDF

Pringle, E.G., Dirzo, R., and Gordon, D.M. 2012. Plant defense, herbivory, and the growth of Cordia alliodora trees and their symbiotic Azteca ant colonies. Oecologia. PDF

Lovei, G.L., Lewinsohn, T.M., Dirzo, R., Elhassan, E.F., Ezcurra, E., Freire, C.A., Gui, F.R., Halley, J.M., Tibazarwa, J.M., Jiang, M.X., et al. 2012. Megadiverse developing countries face huge risks from invasives. Trends Ecol Evol 27: 2-3.PDF

 

2011

Adams, RI., Goldberry, S., Whitham, TG., Zinkgraf, MS., Dirzo, R. 2011. Hybridization among dominant tree species correlates positively with understory plant diversity. American Journal of Botany 98:1623-1632. PDF

Dirzo, R. 2011. Jaguars, tapirs, and lessons in conservation ecology. Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment 9:470-471. PDF

Donatti, CI., Guimaraes, PR., Galetti, M., Pizo, MA., Marquitti, FMD., Dirzo, R. 2011. Analysis of a hyper-diverse seed dispersal network: modularity and underlying mechanisms. Ecology Letters 14:773-781. PDF

Gutierrez-Granados, G., Perez-Salicrup, DR., Dirzo, R. 2011. Differential diameter-size effects of forest management on tree species richness and community structure: implications for conservation. Biodiversity And Conservation 20:1571-1585. PDF

Pringle, EG., Adams, RI., Broadbent, E., Busby, PE., Donatti, CI., Kurten, EL., Renton, K., Dirzo, R. 2011. Distinct Leaf-trait syndromes of Evergreen and Deciduous Trees in a Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest. Biotropica 43:299-308. PDF

Mendoza, E., Martineau, PR., Brenner, E., Dirzo, R. 2011. A novel method to improve individual animal identification based on camera-trapping data. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:973-979. PDF

Young, HS., McCauley, DJ., Dirzo, R. 2011Differential responses to guano fertilization among tropical tree species with varying functional traits. American Journal of Botany 98:207-214. PDF

Pringle, EG., Dirzo, R., Gordon, DM. 2011. Indirect benefits of symbiotic coccoids for an ant-defended myrmecophytic tree. Ecology 92: 37-46. PDF

Aguirre, A., Guevara, R., Dirzo, R. 2011. Effects of forest fragmentation on assemblages of pollinators and floral visitors to male- and female- phase inflorescences of Astrocaryum mexicanum (Arecaceae) in a Mexican rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 27:25-33. PDF

Ruiz-Guerra, B., Renton, Katherine, Dirzo, R. 2011. Consequences of Fragmentation of Tropical Moist Forest for Birds and Their Role in Predation of Herbivorous Insects. Biotropica 44:228-236. PDF

2010

Young, HS., Raab, TK., McCauley, DJ., Briggs, AA., Dirzo, R. 2010. The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, impacts forest composition and soil characteristics at Palmyra Atoll, Central Pacific. Journal of Vegetation Science 21:1058-1068. PDF

Ana L. Llandres, Miguel A. Rodriguez-Girones and Rodolfo Dirzo. 2010. Plant stages with biotic, indirect defences are more palatable and suffer less herbivory than their undefended counterparts. Biological Journal of the linnean Society 101: 536-543. PDF

Busby PE, Vitousek P, Dirzo R. 2010. Prevalence of Tree Regeneration by Sprouting and Seeding Along a Rainfall Gradient in Hawai'i. Biotropica 42:80-86. PDF

Cepeda-Cornejo V, Dirzo R. 2010. Sex-Related Differences in Reproductive Allocation, Growth, Defense and Herbivory in Three Dioecious Neotropical Palms. PLoS One 5: Article No.: e9824. PDF

Garcia-Aguirre MC, Alvarez R, Dirzo R, Ortiz MA, Eng MM. 2010. Delineation of biogeomorphic land units across a tropical natural and humanized terrain in Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico. Geomorphology 121:245-256. PDF

Gleick PH, et al. 2010. Climate Change and the Integrity of Science. Science 328: 689-690. PDF

Gabriel Gutiérrez-Granados and Rodolfo Dirzo. 2010. Indirect effects of timber extraction on plant recruitment and diversity via reductions in abundance of frugivorous spider monkeys. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26: 45-52. PDF

Ines Villasenor-Sanchez E, Dirzo R, Renton K. 2010. Importance of the lilac-crowned parrot in pre-dispersal seed predation of Astronium graveolens in a Mexican tropical dry forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26:227-236. PDF

Narbona E, Dirzo R. 2010a. A REASSESSMENT OF THE FUNCTION OF FLORAL NECTAR IN CROTON SUBEROSUS (EUPHORBIACEAE): A REWARD FOR PLANT DEFENDERS AND POLLINATORS. American Journal of Botany 97: 672-679. PDF

Narbona E, Dirzo R. 2010b. Experimental defoliation affects male but not female reproductive performance of the tropical monoecious plant Croton suberosus (Euphorbiaceae). Annals of Botany 106: 359-369. PDF

Ruiz-Guerra B, Guevara R, Mariano NA, Dirzo R. 2010. Insect herbivory declines with forest fragmentation and covaries with plant regeneration mode: evidence from a Mexican tropical rain forest. Oikos 119: 317-325. PDF

Villasenor-Sanchez EI, Dirzo R, Renton K. 2010. Importance of the lilaccrowned parrot in pre-dispersal seed predation of Astronium graveolens in a Mexican tropical dry forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26: 227-236. PDF

Young HS, McCauley DJ, Dunbar RB, Dirzo R. 2010a. Plants cause ecosystem nutrient depletion via the interruption of bird-derived spatial subsidies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107: 2072-2077. PDF

Young HS, Shaffer SA, McCauley DJ, Foley DG, Dirzo R, Block BA. 2010b. Resource partitioning by species but not sex in sympatric boobies in the central Pacific Ocean. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 403: 291-301. PDF

Spalding HL, Gupta A, Barshis DJ, Knope ML, Tice KA, Dirzo R, Wilber C. 2010. K-12 science education and "broader impacts". Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8: 217-218. PDF

2009

Aguire Munoz A, Mendoza A, Dirzo R, Gonzalez R, March IJ. 2009. Invasive exotic species: impacts on flora and fauna populations, ecological processes and the economy. [The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Volumen II. Estado de conservacion y tendencias de cambio.: 277-318. PDF

Aguirre A, Vallejo-Marin M, Piedra-Malagon EM, Cruz-Ortega R, Dirzo R. 2009. Morphological variation in the flowers of Jacaratia mexicana A. DC. (Caricaceae), a subdioecious tree. Plant Biology 11: 417-424.

Arriaga Cabrera L, Dirzo R, Gonzalez R, March IJ. 2009. Priority regions and biodiversity conservation planning. [The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Volumen II. Estado de conservacion y tendencias de cambio.: 433- 457.

Balvanera P, Cotler H, Dirzo R, Gonzalez R, March IJ. 2009. Status and trends of ecosystem services. [The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Volumen II. Estado de conservacion y tendencias de cambio.: 185-245.

Boege E, Dirzo R, Gonzalez R, March IJ. 2009. The challenge of biodivesity conservation in territories of indigenous peoples. [The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Volumen II. Estado de conservacion y tendencias de cambio.: 603-649.

Castillo A, Dirzo R, Gonzalez R, March IJ. 2009. Conservation and society. [The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Volumen II. Estado de conservacion y tendencias de cambio.: 761-801.

Ceballos G, Dirzo R, Gonzalez R, March IJ. 2009. Critical zones and zones of high risk in biodiversity conservation in Mexico. [The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Volumen II. Estado de conservacion y tendencias de cambio.: 575-600.

Challenger A, Dirzo R, Gonzalez R, March IJ. 2009. Change factors and status of biodiversity. [The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Volumen II. Estado de conservacion y tendencias de cambio.: 37-73.

Dirzo R, Gonzalez R, March IJ. 2009. The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends. [The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Volumen II. Estado de conservacion y tendencias de cambio.: 1- 819.

Gutierrez-Granados G, Dirzo R. 2009. SEED REMOVAL, HERBIVORIA AND RECRUITMENT OF BROSIMUM ALICASTRUM PLANTS (MORACEAE) IN CONTRASTING SITES WITH FOREST MANAGEMENT, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO. Boletin De La Sociedad Botanica De Mexico 85: 51-58.

Koleff P, Tambutti M, March IJ, Esquivel R, Cantu C, Lira-Noriega A, Dirzo R, Gonzalez R. 2009. Identification of priorities and analysis of gaps and omisions in biodiversity conservation in Mexico. [The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Volumen II. Estado de conservacion y tendencias de cambio.: 651-718.

Lascurain M, et al. 2009. Conservation of species, ex situ. [The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Volumen II. Estado de conservacion y tendencias de cambio.: 517-544.

Manson RH, Jardel Pelaez EJ, Dirzo R, Gonzalez R, March IJ. 2009. Disturbances and natural disasters: impacts on ecoregions, biodiversity and social economics status. [The natural capital of Mexico. Volume 2. Conservation status and changing trends.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Volumen II. Estado de conservacion y tendencias de cambio.: 131-184.

Sarukhan J, et al. 2009. The natural capital of Mexico. Summary: current knowledge, evaluation and sustainability perspectives. [The natural capital of Mexico. Summary: current knowledge, evaluation and sustainability perspectives.].|Capital natural de Mexico. Sintesis: conocimiento actual, evaluacion y perspectivas de sustentabilidad.: 1-100.
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Dirzo R, Mendoza E, Cachu Y,Gomez W. 2009. Status of large and medium-sized mammals at JRBP. Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve State of the Preserve Assessment. Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Stanford University. PDF

Gabriel Gutiérrez-Granados Y Rodolfo Dirzo 2009. Remoción De Semillas, Herbivoría Y Reclutamiento De Plántulas De Brosimum Alicastrum (Moraceae) En Sitios con Manejo Forestal contrastante De La Selva Maya, Quintana Roo, México. Bol.Soc.Bot.Méx. 85: 51-58. PDF

2008

Aguirre A, Dirzo R. 2008. Effects of fragmentation on pollinator abundance and fruit set of an abundant understory palm in a Mexican tropical forest. Biological Conservation 141: 375-384.

Faveri SB, Vasconcelos HL, Dirzo R. 2008. Effects of Amazonian forest fragmentation on the interaction between plants, insect herbivores, and their natural enemies. Journal of Tropical Ecology 24: 57-64.

2007
Size-related differential seed predation in a heavily defaunated neotropical rain forest
Dirzo, R; Mendoza, E; Ortiz, P.  Biotropica; MAY 2007; v.39, no.3, p.355-362
The plight of large animals in tropical forests and the consequences for plant regeneration
Wright, SJ; Stoner, KE; Beckman, N; Corlett, RT; Dirzo, R; Muller-Landau, HC; Nunez-Iturri, G; Peres, CA; Wang, BC. Biotropica; MAY 2007; v.39, no.3, p.289-291
Floristic diversity of sabal palmetto woodland: an endemic and endangered vegetation type from Mexico
Lopez, JC; Dirzo, R. Biodiversity and Conservation; MAR 2007; v.16, no.3, p.807-825
Ontogenetic switches from plant resistance to tolerance: minimizing costs with age?
Boege, K; Dirzo, R; Siemens, D; Brown, P. Ecology Letters; MAR 2007; v.10, no.3, p.177-18
Variation in sexual expression in Jacaratia mexicana (Caricaceae) in southern Mexico: Frequency and relative seed performance of fruit-producing males
Aguirre, A; Vallejo-Marin, M; Salazar-Goroztieta, L; Arias, DM; Dirzo, R. Biotropica; JAN 2007; v.39, no.1, p.79-86
 
2006
An endangered oasis of aquatic microbial biodiversity in the Chihuahuan desert
Souza, V; Espinosa-Asuar, L; Escalante, AE; Eguiarte, LE; Farmer, J; Forney, L; Lloret, L; Rodriguez-Martinez, JM; Soberon, X; Dirzo, R; Elser JJ. PNAS 2006; v.103, no.17, p.6565-6570
Influence of plant abundance on disease incidence in a Mexican tropical forest
Garcia-Guzman, G; Dirzo, R. Ecoscience; 2006; v.13, no.4, p.523-530
Biased seed rain in forest edges: Evidence from the Brazilian Atlantic forest
de Melo, FPL; Dirzo, R; Tabarelli, M. Biological Conservation; SEP 2006; v.132, no.1, p.50-60
Simulated seed predation reveals a variety of germination responses of neotropical rain forest species
Vallejo-Marin, M; Dominguez, CA; Dirzo, R. American Journal of Botany; MAR 2006; v.93, no.3, p.369-376
The evolution of ecology in Mexico: facing challenges and preparing for the future
Martinez, ML; Manson, RH; Balvanera, P; Dirzo, R; Soberon, J; Garcia-Barrios, L; Martinez-Ramos, M; Moreno-Casasola, P; Rosenzweig, L; Sarukhan, J. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT; JUN 2006; v.5, no.4, p.259-267
Latin American journals - The authors reply
Martinez, ML; Manson, RH; Balvanera, P; Dirzo, R; Soberon, J; Garcia-Barrios, L; Martinez-Ramos, M; Moreno-Casasola, P; Rosenzweig, L; Sarukhan, J. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT; NOV 2006; v.4, no.9, p.458-458
 
2005
Biodiversity science evolves
Dirzo, R; Loreau, M. SCIENCE; NOV 11 2005; v.310, no.5750, p.943-943
A quantitative analysis of forest fragmentation in Los Tuxtlas, southeast Mexico: patterns and implications for conservation
Mendoza, E; Fay, J; Dirzo, R. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural; SEP 2005; v.78, no.3, p.451-467
Diversitas and the challenge of Latin American biodiversity conservation
Rodriguez, JP; Good, T; Dirzo, R. INTERCIENCIA; AUG 2005; v.30, no.8, p.450-450
 
2004
Myrmecophily: Plants with their own army
Del Val, E; Dirzo, R. Interciencia; December 2004; v.29, no.12, p.673-679, 711
Diversity of gall-inducing insects in a Mexican tropical dry forest: the importance of plant species richness, life-forms, host plant age and plant density
Cuevas-Reyes, P; Quesada, M; Hanson, P; Dirzo, R; Oyama, K. Journal of Ecology; August 2004; v.92, no.4, p.707-716
Incidence of leaf pathogens in the canopy of a Mexican tropical wet forest
Garcia-Guzman, G; Dirzo, R. Plant Ecology; May 2004; v.172, no.1, p.41-50
Intraspecific variation in growth, defense and herbivory in Dialium guianense (Caesalpiniaceae) mediated by edaphic heterogeneity
Boege, K; Dirzo, R. Plant Ecology; 2004; v.175, no.1, p.59-69
 
2003
Leaf quality and herbivory responses to soil nutrient addition in secondary tropical dry forests of Yucatan, Mexico.
Campo, Julio; Dirzo, Rodolfo. Journal of Tropical Ecology; September 2003; v.19, no.5, p.525-530
Does ontogeny cause changes in the defensive strategies of the myrmecophyte Cecropia peltata?
Del Val, E; Dirzo, R. Plant Ecology; 2003; v.169, no.1, p.35-41
Global state of biodiversity and loss
Dirzo, R; Raven, PH. Annual Review of Environment and Resources; 2003; v.28, p.137-167
 
 
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