Listed below are Fukami's publications, most of which are collaboration with others in the lab or elsewhere. For further info on publications by other lab members, see Lab members page.

In press

Barney SK, Leopold DR, Francisco K, Flaspohler DJ, Fukami T, Giardina CP, Gruner DS, Knowlton JL, Pitt WC, and Wilson Rankin EE (in press) Successful management of invasive rats across a fragmented landscape. Environmental Conservation

DeMalach N, Shnerb NM, and Fukami T (published online) Alternative states in plant communities driven by a life-history tradeoff and demographic stochasticity. American Naturalist PDF

Ke P-J, Zee PC, and Fukami T (in press) Dynamic plant-soil microbe interactions: the neglected effect of soil conditioning time. New Phytologist


Álvarez-Pérez S, Baker LJ, Morris MM, Tsuji K, Sanchez VA, Fukami T, Vannette RL, Lievens B, and Hendry TA (2021) Acinetobacter pollinis sp. nov., Acinetobacter baretiae sp. nov., and Acinetobacter rathckeae sp. nov., isolated from floral nectar and honeybees. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 71: 004783. PDF

Álvarez-Pérez S, Tsuji K, Donald ML, Van Assche A, Vannette RL, Herrera CM, Jacquemyn H, Fukami T, and Lievens B (2021) Nitrogen assimilation varies among clades of nectar- and insect-associated acinetobacters. Microbial Ecology 81: 990-1003. PDF Jacquemyn H, Pozo MI, Álvarez-Pérez S, Lievens B, and Fukami T (2021) Yeast-nectar interactions: metacommunities and effects on pollinators. Current Opinion in Insect Science 44: 35-40. PDF

Leopold DR and Fukami T (2021) Greater local diversity under older species pools may arise from enhanced competitive equivalence. Ecology Letters 24: 310-318. PDF

Leopold DR, Peay KG, Vitousek PM, and Fukami T (2021) Diversity of putative ericoid mycorrhizal fungi increases with soil age and progressive phosphorus limitation across a 4.1 million-year chronosequence. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 97: fiab016. PDF


Hendershot JN, Smith JR, Anderson CB, Letten AD, Frishkoff LO, Zook JR, Fukami T, and Daily GC (2020) Intensive farming drives long-term shifts in avian community composition. Nature 579: 393-396. PDF San Juan PA, Hendershot JN, Daily GC, and Fukami T (2020) Land-use change has host-specific influences on avian gut microbiomes. ISME Journal 14: 318-321. PDF

Tsuji K and Fukami T (2020) Sexual dimorphism and species diversity: from clades to sites. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35: 105-114. PDF


Álvarez-Pérez S, Lievens B, and Fukami T (2019) Yeast–bacterium interactions: the next frontier in nectar research. Trends in Plant Science 24: 393-401. PDF Fung C, Tan S, Nakajima M, Skoog EC, Camarillo-Guerrero LS, Klein JA, Lawley TD, Solnick JV, Fukami T, and Amieva MR (2019) High resolution mapping reveals that microniches in the gastric glands control Helicobacter pylori colonization of the stomach. PLOS Biology 17: e3000231. Open access Grainger TN, Letten AD, Gilbert B, and Fukami T (2019) Applying modern coexistence theory to priority effects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116: 6205-6210. PDF


Chappell CR and Fukami T (2018) Nectar yeasts: a natural microcosm for ecology. Yeast 35: 417-423. PDF

Dhami MK, Hartwig T, Letten AD, Banf M, and Fukami T (2018) Genomic diversity of a nectar yeast clusters into metabolically, but not geographically, distinct lineages. Molecular Ecology 27: 2067-2076. PDF

Fukami T (2018) Messy communities: the arising researcher. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 99: 58-59. Open access Letten AD, Dhami MK, Ke P-J, and Fukami T (2018) Species coexistence through simultaneous fluctuation-dependent mechanisms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115: 6745-6750. PDF
Madden AA, Epps MJ, Fukami T, Irwin RE, Sheppard J, Sorger DM, and Dunn RR (2018) The ecology of insect-yeast relationships and its relevance to human industry. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285: 20172733. PDF Sprockett D, Fukami T, and Relman DA (2018) Role of priority effects in the early-life assembly of the gut microbiota. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology 15: 197-205. PDF

Toju H, Vannette RL, Gauthier MPL, Dhami MK, and Fukami T (2018) Priority effects can persist across floral generations in nectar microbial metacommunities. Oikos 127: 345-352. PDF Tsuji K and Fukami T (2018) Community-wide consequences of sexual dimorphism: evidence from nectar microbes in dioecious plants. Ecology 99: 2476-2484. PDF
Vannette RL and Fukami T (2018) Contrasting effects of yeasts and bacteria on floral nectar traits. Annals of Botany 121: 1343-1349. PDF

Wilson Rankin EE, Knowlton JL, Gruner DS, Flaspohler DJ, Giardina CP, Leopold DR, Buckardt A, Pitt WC, and Fukami T (2018) Vertical foraging shifts in Hawaiian forest birds in response to invasive rat removal. PLOS ONE 13: e0202869. Open access Wittmann MJ and Fukami T (2018) Eco-evolutionary buffering: rapid evolution facilitates regional species coexistence despite local priority effects. American Naturalist 191: E171-E184. PDF Zee PC and Fukami T (2018) Priority effects are weakened by a short, but not long, history of sympatric evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285: 20171722. PDF Link


Brandt AJ, Lee WG, Tanentzap AJ, Hayman E, Fukami T, and Anderson BJ (2017) Evolutionary priority effects persist in anthropogenically created habitats, but not through non-native plant invasion. New Phytologist 215: 865-876. PDF

Fukami T, Nakajima M, Fortunel C, Fine PVA, Baraloto C, Russo SE, and Peay KG (2017) Geographical variation in community divergence: insights from tropical forest monodominance by ectomycorrhizal trees. American Naturalist 190: S105-S122. PDF

Knowlton JL, Flaspohler DJ, Paxton EH, Fukami T, Giardina CP, Gruner DS, and Wilson Rankin EE (2017) Movements of four native Hawaiian birds across a naturally fragmented landscape. Journal of Avian Biology 48: 921-931. PDF

Leopold DR, Wilkie JP, Dickie IA, Allen RB, Buchanan PK, and Fukami T (2017) Priority effects are interactively regulated by top-down and bottom-up forces: evidence from wood decomposer communities. Ecology Letters 20: 1054-1063. PDF

Letten AD, Ke P-J, and Fukami T (2017) Linking modern coexistence theory and contemporary niche theory. Ecological Monographs 87: 161-177. PDF Schaeffer RN, Vannette RL, Brittain C, Williams NM, and Fukami T (2017) Non-target effects of fungicides on nectar-inhabiting fungi of almond flowers. Environmental Microbiology Reports 9: 79-84. PDF

Vannette RL and Fukami T (2017) Dispersal enhances beta diversity in nectar microbes. Ecology Letters 20: 901-910. PDF


Brandt AJ, Tanentzap AJ, Leopold DR, Heenan PB, Fukami T, and Lee WG (2016) Precipitation alters the strength of evolutionary priority effects in forest community assembly of pteridophytes and angiosperms. Journal of Ecology 104: 1673-1681. PDF
Dhami MK, Hartwig T, and Fukami T (2016) Genetic basis of priority effects: insights from nectar yeast. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283: 20161455. PDF

Fukami T, Mordecai EA, and Ostling A (2016) A framework for priority effects. Journal of Vegetation Science 27: 655-657. PDF

Li SP, Cadotte MW, Meiners SJ, Pu Z, Fukami T, and Jiang L (2016) Convergence and divergence in a long-term old-field succession: the importance of spatial scale and species abundance. Ecology Letters 19: 1101-1109. PDF

Moeller HV, Dickie IA, Peltzer DA, and Fukami T (2016) Hierarchical neighbor effects on mycorrhizal community structure and function. Ecology and Evolution 6: 5416-5430. Open access

Sikes BA, Hawkes CV, and Fukami T (2016) Plant and root-endophyte assembly history: interactive effects on native and exotic plants. Ecology 97: 484-493. PDF

Tsuji K, Dhami MK, Cross DJR, Rice CP, Romano NH, and Fukami T (2016) Florivory and pollinator visitation: a cautionary tale. AoB PLANTS 8: plw036. Open access

Vannette RL and Fukami T (2016) Nectar microbes can reduce secondary metabolites in nectar and alter effects on nectar consumption by pollinators. Ecology 97: 1410-1419. PDF Vannette RL, Leopold DR, and Fukami T (2016) Forest area and connectivity influence root-associated fungal communities in a fragmented landscape. Ecology 97: 2374-2383. PDF

Zhu K, Chiariello NR, Tobeck T, Fukami T, and Field CB (2016) Nonlinear, interacting responses to climate limit grassland production under global change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113: 10589-10594. PDF


Fukami T (2015) Historical contingency in community assembly: integrating niches, species pools, and priority effects. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 46: 1-23. Open access to full text
Leopold DR, Tanentzap AJ, Lee WG, Heenan PB, and Fukami T (2015) Evolutionary priority effects in New Zealand alpine plants across environmental gradients. Journal of Biogeography 42: 729-737. PDF

Moeller HV, Dickie IA, Peltzer DA, and Fukami T (2015) Mycorrhizal co-invasion and novel interactions depend on neighborhood context. Ecology 96: 2336-2347. PDF

Tanentzap AJ, Brandt AJ, Smissen RD, Heenan PB, Fukami T, and Lee WG (2015) When do plant radiations influence community assembly? The importance of historical contingency in the race for niche space. New Phytologist 207: 468-479. PDF

Zee PC and Fukami T (2015) Complex organism-environment feedbacks buffer species diversity against habitat fragmentation. Ecography 38: 370-379. PDF


Belisle M, Mendenhall CD, Oviedo Brenes F, and Fukami T (2014) Temporal variation in fungal communities associated with tropical hummingbirds and nectarivorous bats. Fungal Ecology 12: 44-51. PDF

Callahan BJ, Fukami T, and Fisher DS (2014) Rapid evolution of adaptive niche construction in experimental microbial populations. Evolution 68: 3307-3316. PDF

Good AP, Gauthier M-PL, Vannette RL, and Fukami T (2014) Honey bees avoid nectar colonized by three bacterial species, but not by a yeast species, isolated from the bee gut. PLOS ONE 9: e86494. Open access
Moeller HV, Peay KG, and Fukami T (2014) Ectomycorrhizal fungal traits reflect environmental conditions along a coastal California edaphic gradient. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 87: 797-806. PDF
Tucker CM and Fukami T (2014) Environmental variability counteracts priority effects to facilitate species coexistence: evidence from nectar microbes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281: 20132637. PDF

Vannette RL and Fukami T (2014) Historical contingency in species interactions: towards niche-based predictions. Ecology Letters 17: 115-124. Open access


Brownell SE, Kloser MJ, Fukami T, and Shavelson RJ (2013) Context matters: volunteer bias, small sample size, and the value of comparison groups in the assessment of research-based undergraduate introductory biology lab courses. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education 14: 176-182. PDF

Fukami T (2013) Integrating inquiry-based teaching with faculty research. Science 339: 1536-1537. PDF Fukami T, Bellingham PJ, Peltzer DA, and Walker LR (2013) Non-native plants disrupt dual promotion of native alpha and beta diversity. Folia Geobotanica 48: 319-333. PDF Fukami T and Nakajima M (2013) Complex plant-soil interactions enhance plant species diversity by delaying community convergence. Journal of Ecology 101: 316-324. PDF

Kloser MJ, Brownell SE, Shavelson RJ, and Fukami T (2013) Effects of a research-based ecology lab course: a study of non-volunteer achievement, self-confidence and perception of lab course purpose. Journal of College Science Teaching 42: 90-99. PDF

McFall-Ngai M, Hadfield M, Bosch T, Carey H, Domazet-Loso T, Douglas A, Dubilier N, Eberl G, Fukami T, Gilbert S, Hentschel T, King N, Kjelleberg S, Knoll AH, Kremer N, Mazmanian S, Metcalf J, Nealson K, Pierce N, Rawls J, Reid A, Ruby E, Rumpho M, Sanders J, Tautz D, and Wernegreen J (2013) Animals in a bacterial world, an imperative for the life sciences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110: 3229-3236. PDF

Nemergut DR, Schmidt SK, Fukami T, O'Neill SP, Bilinski TM, Stanish LF, Knelman JE, Darcy JL, Lynch RC, Wickey P, and Ferrenberg S (2013) Patterns and processes of microbial community assembly. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 77: 342-356. PDF Peay KG, Dickie IA, Wardle DA, Bellingham PJ, and Fukami T (2013) Rat invasion of islands alters fungal community structure, but not wood decomposition rates. Oikos 122: 258-264. PDF

Suding KN, Harpole WS, Fukami T, Kulmatiski A, MacDougall AS, Stein C, and Van der Putten WH (2013) Consequences of plant-soil feedbacks in invasion. Journal of Ecology 101: 298-308. PDF

Van der Putten WH, Bardgett RD, Bever JD, Bezemer TM, Casper BB, Fukami T, Kardol P, Klironomos JN, Kulmatiski A, Schweitzer JA, Suding KN, Van der Voorde TFJ, and Wardle DA (2013) Plant-soil feedback: the past, the present and future challenges. Journal of Ecology 101: 265-276. PDF

Vannette RL, Gauthier M-PL, and Fukami T (2013) Nectar bacteria, but not yeast, weaken a plant-pollinator mutualism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280: 20122601. PDF


Belisle M, Peay KG, and Fukami T (2012) Flowers as islands: spatial distribution of nectar-inhabiting microfungi among plants of Mimulus aurantiacus, a hummingbird-pollinated shrub. Microbial Ecology 63: 711-718. PDF

Brownell SE, Kloser MJ, Fukami T, and Shavelson RJ (2012) Undergraduate biology lab courses: comparing the impact of traditionally-based "cookbook" and authentic research-based courses on student lab experiences. Journal of College Science Teaching 41: 36-45. PDF Dickie IA, Fukami T, Wilkie JP, Allen RB, and Buchanan PK (2012) Do assembly history effects attenuate from species to ecosystem properties? A field test with wood-inhabiting fungi. Ecology Letters 15: 133-141. PDF

Knope ML, Forde SE, and Fukami T (2012) Evolutionary history, immigration history, and the extent of diversification in community assembly. Frontiers in Microbiology 2: 273. Link

Knope ML, Morden CW, Funk VA, and Fukami T (2012) Area and the rapid radiation of Hawaiian Bidens (Asteraceae). Journal of Biogeography 39: 1206-1216. PDF

Lynch HB, Epps KY, Fukami T, and Vitousek PM (2012) Introduced canopy tree species effect on the soil microbial community in a montane tropical forest. Pacific Science 66: 141-150. PDF

Peay KG, Belisle M, and Fukami T (2012) Phylogenetic relatedness predicts priority effects in nectar yeast communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279: 749-758. PDF Wardle DA, Bellingham PJ, Fukami T, and Bonner KI (2012) Soil-mediated indirect impacts of an invasive predator on plant growth. Biology Letters 8: 574-577. PDF


Fukami T and Nakajima M (2011) Community assembly: alternative stable states or alternative transient states? Ecology Letters 14: 973-984. PDF

Kloser MJ, Brownell SE, Chiariello NR, and Fukami T (2011) Integrating teaching and research in undergraduate biology laboratory education. PLOS Biology 9: e1001174. Link

Massol F, Gravel D, Mouquet N, Cadotte MW, Fukami T, and Leibold MA (2011) Linking community and ecosystem dynamics through spatial ecology. Ecology Letters 14: 313-323. PDF


Fukami T, Dickie IA, Wilkie JP, Paulus BC, Park D, Roberts A, Buchanan PK, and Allen RB (2010) Assembly history dictates ecosystem functioning: evidence from wood decomposer communities. Ecology Letters 13: 675-684. PDF Fukami T (2010) Community assembly dynamics in space. Pages 45-54 in: Verhoef HA and Morin PJ (editors) Community Ecology: Processes, Models, and Applications. Oxford University Press. PDF Fukami T (2010) Why a grand unified theory is neither feasible nor desirable. Science 330: 1049-1050. [Book review of Loreau M (2010) From populations to ecosystems: theoretical foundations for a new ecological synthesis. Princeton University Press.] PDF

Fukami T (2010) Correcting Darwin's other mistake. Evolution 64: 3336-3338. [Book review of Garland T Jr and Rose MR (editors) (2009) Experimental evolution: concepts, methods, and applications of selection experiments. University of California Press.] PDF


Olito C and Fukami T (2009) Long-term effects of predator arrival timing on prey community succession. American Naturalist 173: 354-362. PDF

Mulder CPH, Grant-Hoffman MN, Towns DR, Bellingham PJ, Wardle DA, Durrett MS, Fukami T, and Bonner KI (2009) Direct and indirect effects of rats: does rat eradication restore ecosystem functioning of New Zealand seabird islands? Biological Invasions 11: 1671-1688. PDF


Fukami T, Beaumont HJE, Zhang X-X, and Rainey PB (2007) Immigration history controls diversification in experimental adaptive radiation. Nature 446: 436-439. PDF Wardle DA, Bellingham PJ, Fukami T, and Mulder CPH (2007) Promotion of ecosystem carbon sequestration by invasive predators. Biology Letters 3: 479-482. PDF


Fukami T, Wardle DA, Bellingham PJ, Mulder CPH, Towns DR, Yeates GW, Bonner KI, Durrett MS, Grant-Hoffman MN, and Williamson WM (2006) Above- and below-ground impacts of introduced predators in seabird-dominated island ecosystems. Ecology Letters 9: 1299-1307. PDF Fukami T and Lee WG (2006) Alternative stable states, trait dispersion, and ecological restoration. Oikos 113: 353-356. PDF

Cadotte MW, McMahon SM, and Fukami T (editors) (2006) Conceptual ecology and invasion biology: reciprocal approaches to nature. Springer. Link


Fukami T, Bezemer TM, Mortimer SR, and Van der Putten WH (2005) Species divergence and trait convergence in experimental plant community assembly. Ecology Letters 8: 1283-1290. PDF Fukami T and Wardle DA (2005) Long-term ecological dynamics: reciprocal insights from natural and anthropogenic gradients. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 272: 2105-2115. PDF

Cadotte MW and Fukami T (2005) Dispersal, spatial scale, and species diversity in a hierarchically structured experimental landscape. Ecology Letters 8: 548-557. PDF

Fukami T (2005) Integrating internal and external dispersal in metacommunity assembly: preliminary theoretical analyses. Ecological Research 20: 623-631. PDF


Fukami T (2004) Assembly history interacts with ecosystem size to influence species diversity. Ecology 85: 3234-3242. PDF

Fukami T (2004) Community assembly along a species pool gradient: implications for multiple-scale patterns of species diversity. Population Ecology 46: 137-147. PDF


Fukami T and Morin PJ (2003) Productivity-biodiversity relationships depend on the history of community assembly. Nature 424: 423-426. PDF


Fukami T, Naeem S, and Wardle DA (2001) On similarity among local communities in biodiversity experiments. Oikos 95: 340-348. PDF

Fukami T (2001) Sequence effects of disturbance on community structure. Oikos 92: 215-224. PDF