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55. Economo, E.P., N. Narula, M.D. Weiser and B.S. Guénard. 201X. Macroecology and macroevolution of the latitudinal diversity gradient in ants. In review at Nature Ecology and Evolution.

54. Guénard, B.S., C.N. Jenkins, M.D. Weiser and E.P. Economo. 201X. Global taxonomic and biogeographic knowledge of ants over 250 years: lessons for future planning. Submitted to Global Ecology and Biogeography.

53. Tu, Q., Q. Yan, Y. Deng, S.T. Michaletz, V. Buzzard, B.J. Enquist, M.D. Weiser M. Kaspari, R. Waide, J.H. Brown, L. Wu, Z. He and J. Zhou. 201X. Biogeographic patterns of microbial co-occurrence networks in North American forests in review at mBio

52. Wu, B., F. Liu, D. Ning, L. Shen, Y. Deng, L. Wu, M.D. Weiser, M. Kaspari, B.J. Enquist, R.B. Waide, J.H. Brown, S. Chen,J. Zhou and Z. He. 201X. The diversity and biogeography of N2O-reducing microbial communities in forest soils along a temperature gradient. Submitted to Functional Ecology.

In Press

51. Weiser, M.D., N.G. Swenson, B.J. Enquist, S. Michaletz, R. Waide and M. Kaspari. 201X. Taxonomic Decomposition of the Latitudinal Gradient in Species Diversity of North American Floras. Accepted at Journal of Biogeography.

Published

50. Kaspari, M., J. Bujan, D. Ning, S.T. Michaletz, Z. He, B.J. Enquist, R.B. Waide, J. Zhou, M.D. Weiser, B. Turner and S.J. Wright. 2017. Biogeochemistry drives abundance and diversity in the prokaryotes, fungi, and invertebrates of a Panama forest. Ecology 98(8):2019-2028. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1895

49. Serna-Chavez, H.M., P.M. van Bodegom, N.G. Swenson,E.E. van Loon, M.D. Weiser, W. Bouten and M.D. Davidson. 2017. Strong biotic influences on regional patterns of climate regulation services. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 31(5): 787-803. DOI: 10.1002/2017GB005627

48. Zhou, J., Deng, Y, L. Shen, C. Wen, Q. Yan, D. Ning, Y. Qin, K. Xue, L. Wu, Z. He, J.W. Voordeckers, J.D. Van Nostrand, V. Buzzard, S. Michaletz, B.J. Enquist,M.D. Weiser,M. Kaspari, R. Waide, Y. Yan and J.H. Brown 2017. Correspondence: Reply to "Pseudoreplication in a continental-scale forest soil microbial diversity study" Nature Communications 8:15583. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15583.

47. Weiser, M.D., V. Buzzard, Z. He, S. Michaletz, L. Shen, B.J. Enquist, R. Waide, J. Zhou and M. Kaspari. 2017. Toward a theory for diversity gradients: the Abundance-Adaptation Hypothesis. Ecography DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02314.

46. Guénard, B.S., M.D. Weiser , K. Gomez, N. Narula and E.P. Economo. 2017. The Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics (GABI) database: synthesizing data on ant species geographic distribution. Accepted to Myrmecological News 2: 83-89

45. Swenson, N.G., M.D. Weiser, L. Mao, M.B. Araujo, J.A.F. Diniz-Filho, J. Kollman, D. Nogués, R. Garcí-Valdeé and J.-C. Svenning. 2017. Phylogeny and predicting tree functional diversity across novel continental settings.Global Ecology and Biogeography26(5): 553-562. doi:10.1111/geb.12559 .

44. Parr, C.L., R.R. Dunn, N.J. Sanders, M.D. Weiser, M. Photakis, T.R. Bishop, M.C. Fitzpatrick, X. Arnan, F. Baccaro, C. Brandão, L. Chick, D. Donoso, T.M. Fayle, G. Gómez, B. Grossman, T.C. Munyai, R. Pacheco, J. Retana, A. Robinson, K. Sagata, R.R. Silva, M. Tista, H. Vasconcelos, M. Yates and H. Gibb. 2017. GlobalAnts: a new database on the geography of ant traits (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insect Conservation and Diversity 10(1): 5-20

43. Gibb, H., R. Dunn, N.Sanders, B. Grossman, M. Photakis, S. Abril, D. Agosti, A. Andersen, E. Angulo, I. Armbrecht, X. Arnan, F. Baccaro, T. Bishop, R. Boulay, C. Brühl,C. Castracani, X. Cerdá, I. Del Toro, T. Delsinne, M. Diaz, D. Donoso, A. Ellison, M. Enriquez, T. Fayle, D. Feener Jr., B. Fisher, M. Fitzpatrick, C. Gómez, N. Gotelli, A. Gove, D. Grasso, S. Groc, B. Guénard, N. Gunawardene, B. Heterick, B. Hoffmann, M. Janda; M. Kaspari, P. Klimes, L. Lach, T. Laeger, J. Lattke, E. Laurent, M. Leponce, J.-P. Lessard, J. Longino, A. Lucky, S. Luke, J. Majer, T. McGlynn, S. Menke, D. Mezger, A. Mori, J. Moses, C. Munyai, R. Pacheco, O. Paknia, J. Pearce-Duvet, M. Pfeiffer, S. Philpott, J. Resasco, J. Retana, R. Silva, D. Sorger, J. Souza, A. Suarez, M. Tista, H. Vasconcelos, M. Vonshak, M.D. Weiser, M. Yates and C. Parr. 2017. A global database of ant species abundances. Ecology 98(3):883-884. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1682.

42. Kaspari, M., K. Roeder, B.R. Benson, M.D. Weiser and N. Sanders. 2017. Sodium co-limits and catalyzes macronutrients in a prairie food web. Ecology 98(2): 315-320 DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1677

41. Jia, X., Z. He, M.D. Weiser, T. Yin, S. Akbar, K. Xiangshi, K. Tian, Y. Jia, H. Lon, M. Yu, X. Tian. 2016. Evidence for the contribution of soil microbes and corresponding environments to the decomposition of Pinus massoniana and Castanopsis sclerophylla litter from Thousand Island Lake European Journal of Soil Biology 77: 16129. doi:10.1016/j.ejsobi.2016.10.003.

40. Michaletz, S.T., M.D. Weiser, N.G. McDowell, J. Zhou, M. Kaspari, B.R. Helliker and B. Enquist. 2016. The energetic and carbon economic origins of leaf thermoregulation. Nature Plants 2: 16129. doi:10.1038/nplants.2016.129.

39. Zhou,J. Y. Deng, L. Shen, C. Wen, Q. Yan, D. Ning, Y. Qin, K. Xue, L. Wu, Z. He, J.W. Voordeckers, J.D. Van Nostrand, V. Buzzard, S.T. Michaletz, B.J. Enquist, M.D. Weiser, M. Kaspari, R. Waide and J.H. Brown 2016. Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils. Nature Communications 7: 12083. DOI: doi:10.1038/ncomms12083

38. Tu, Q., Y. Deng, Q. Yan, L. Shen, Z. He, L. Wu, V. Buzzard, S.T. Michaletz, B.J. Enquist, M.D. Weiser, M. Kaspari, R.B. Waide, J.H. Brown, and J. Zhou. 2016. Biogeographic patterns of soil diazotrophic communities across six forests in the North America. Molecular Ecology 25(12): 2937-48. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13651

37. Swenson, N., M.D. Weiser, L. Mao, M. Cao, L. Lin and J.-C. Svenning . 2016. Constancy in functional space across a species richness anomaly. American Naturalist 187.

36. Michaletz, S.T., M.D. Weiser, J. Zhou, M.Kaspari, B. Helliker and B.J. Enquist. 2015. Plant Thermoregulation: Energetics, trait-environment interactions and carbon economics. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30(12):714-724.

35. Jia, Y., X. Kong; M.D. Weiser, Y. Lu; S. Akbar, X. Jia; K. Tian; Z. He; H. Lin and Z. Bei 2015. Sodium limits litter decomposition rates in a subtropical forest: Additional tests of the sodium ecosystem respiration hypothesis. Applied Soil Ecology 98:93-104.

34. Hulshof, C.M., N.G. Swenson and M.D. Weiser. 2015. Tree height–diameter allometry across the United States. Ecology and Evolution 5(6):1193-1204. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1328.

33. Economo, E.P, P. Klimov, E.M. Sarnat, B.S. Guénard, M.D. Weiser, B. Lecroq and L.L. Knowles 2015. Global phylogenetic structure of the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole reveals the repeated evolution of macroecological patterns Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282(1798).10.1098/rspb.2014.1416

32. Swenson, N.G. and M.D. Weiser 2014. On the packing and filling of functional space in Eastern North American tree assemblages. Ecography 37(11):1056-1062.

31. Kerkhoff, A.J., P. Moriarty and M.D. Weiser. 2014. The latitudinal species richness gradient in New World woody angiosperms is consistent with the tropical conservatism hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 1111(22):8125-8130.

30. Xing, D., N.G. Swenson, M.D. Weiser and Z. Hao. 2014. Determinants of species abundance for eastern North American trees.Global Ecology and Biogeography 23:903-911.

29. M. Kaspari and M.D. Weiser. 2014. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss Science 343:974-975.

28. Lucky, A., M.D. Trautwein, B.S.Guénard, M.D. Weiser and R.R. Dunn. 2013. Tracing the Rise of Ants - Out of the Ground. PLoS ONE 8(12): e84012. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084012.

27. Jenkins, C.N., B.S.Guénard, S.E. Diamond, M.D. Weiser and R.R. Dunn. 2013. Conservation implications of divergent global patterns of ant and vertebrate diversity. Diversity and Distributions 19(8) 1084-1092.

26. Vargo, E.L., L. Leniaud, L.E. Swoboda, S.E. Diamond, M.D. Weiser, D.M. Miller and A.-G. Bagneres. 2013. Clinal variation in colony breeding structure and level of inbreeding in the subterranean termites Reticulitermes flavipes and R. grassei. Molecular Ecology 22(5):1447-1462.

25. Siefert, A., C. Ravenscroft, M.D. Weiser and N.G. Swenson. 2013 . Functional beta diversity patterns reveal deterministic community assembly processes in eastern North American trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22:682-691.

24. Swenson, N.G., B.J. Enquist, J. Pither, A.J. Kerkhoff, B. Boyle, M.D. Weiser, J.J. Elser, W.F. Fagan, J. Forero-Montana, N. Fyllas, N.J.B. Kraft, J.K. Lake, A.T. Moles, S. Patino, O.L. Phillips, C.A. Price, P.B. Reich, C.A. Quesada, J.C. Stegen, R. Valencia, I.J. Wright, S.J. Wright, S. Andelman, P.M. Jorgensen, T.E. Lacher Jr., A. Monteagudo, P. Núñez Vargas, R. Vasquez, and K.M. Nolting. 2011. The biogeography and filtering of woody plant functional diversity in North and South America. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21(8); 798-808.

23. Guénard, B., M.D. Weiser and R.R. Dunn. 2012. Global models of ant diversity suggest regions where new discoveries are most likely are under disproportionate deforestation threat. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109(19):7368-7373.

22. Lessard J.-P., M.K. Borregard, J.A. Fordyce, C. Rahbek, M.D. Weiser, R.R. Dunn and N.J. Sanders. 2011. Strong influence of regional species pools on continent-wide structuring of local communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279(1727):266-274.

21. Kaspari, M. and M.D. Weiser. 2011. Energy, taxonomic aggregation, and the geography of ant abundance. Ecography 35(1):65-72.

20. Fitzpatrick, M.C., N.J. Sanders, S. Ferrier, J.T. Longino, M.D. Weiser and R.R. Dunn. 2011. Forecasting the future of biodiversity: a test of single- and multi-species models for ants in North America. Ecography 34(5):836-847.

19. Stegen, J.C., N.G. Swenson, B.J. Enquist, E.P. White, O.L. Phillips, P.M. Jørgensen, M.D. Weiser, A. Monteagudo-Mendoza, and P. Núñez Vargas. Variation in aboveground forest biomass across broad climatic gradients. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20:744-754.

18. Jenkins, C.N., N.J. Sanders, A.N. Andersen, X. Arnan, C.A. Brühl, X. Cerdá, A.M. Ellison, B.L. Fisher, M.C. Fitzpatrick, N.J. Gotelli, A.D. Gove, B. Guénard J.E. Lattke, J.-P. Lessard, T.P. McGlynn, S.B. Menke, C.L. Parr, S.M. Philpott, H.L. Vasconcelos, M.D. Weiser and R.R. Dunn. 2011. Global diversity in light of climate change: the case of ants. Diversity and Distributions 17(4):652-662.

17. Menke, S.B., B. Guénard, J.O. Sexton, M.D. Weiser, R.R. Dunn and J. Silverman. Urban areas may serve as habitat and corridors for dry-adapted, heat tolerant species; an example from ants. Urban Ecosystems 14(2):135-163

16. M.D. Weiser, N.J. Sanders, D. Agosti, A.M. Ellison, B.L. Fisher, H. Gibb, N.J. Gotelli, A.D. Gove, B. Guénard, M. Janda, M. Kaspari, J.-P. Lessard, J.T. Longino, J.D Majer, S.B. Menke, T.P. McGlynn, C.L. Parr, S.M. Philpott, J. Retana, A. Suarez, H.L. Vasconcelos, S.P. Yanoviak and R.R. Dunn. Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships. Biology Letters 6:769-772.

15. N.G. Swenson and M.D. Weiser. The biogeography of plant functional traits: An example from Eastern North American trees. Ecology 91:2234-2241. Recommended by Faculty of 1000.

14. Guénard, B., M.D. Weiser and R.R. Dunn. 2010. Global generic diversity and distribution: new maps of the world of ants with examples of their use in the context of Asia. Asian Myrmecology 3:21-28.

13. McGlynn, T.P., M.D. Weiser and R.R. Dunn. More individuals but fewer species - testing the More Individuals Hypothesis in a diverse tropical fauna. Biology Letters 6:769-772.

12. Dunn, R.R., D. Agosti, A. Andersen, C. Brühl, X. Cerdá, A. Ellison, B. Fisher, M.C. Fitzpatrick, H. Gibb, N. Gotelli, A. Gove, B. Guénard, M. Janda, M. Kaspari, E. Laurent, J.-P. Lessard, J.T. Longino, J. Majer, T.P. McGlynn, S.B. Menke, C. Parr, S. Philpott, M. Pfeiffer, J. Retana, A. Suarez, H. Vasconcelos, M.D. Weiser and N.J. Sanders. 2009. Climatic drivers of hemispheric asymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness. Ecology Letters 12: 324-333. Cited 128 times (per Google Scholar as of September 2016).

11. M. Kaspari and M.D. Weiser. 2007. The size-grain hypothesis: do macroarthropods see a fractal world? Ecological Entomology 32:279-282.

10. Weiser, M.D., B. J. Enquist, B. Boyle, T. J. Killeen, P. M. Jørgensen, G. Fonseca, M. Jennings, A. J. Kerkhoff, T. E. Lacher Jr., A. Monteagudo, M.P. Núñez Vargas, O. L. Phillips, N. G. Swenson, R. Vásquez Martínez. 2007. Range size distributions and the latitudinal gradient in New World woody plant species richness. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16(5): 679-688

9. McGill, B., B. Maurer, and M.D. Weiser. 2006. Empirical evaluation of neutral theory. Ecology 87(6):1411-1423. Cited 280 times (per Google Scholar as of September 2016).

8. Weiser, M.D. and M. Kaspari. 2006. Ecological morphospace of New World ants. Ecological Entomology 31:131-142.

7. Triantis, K.A., M. Mylonas, M.D. Weiser, K. Lika, and K. Vardinoyannis. 2005 Species richness, environmental heterogeneity and area: A case study based on land snails in Skyros archipelago (Aegean Sea, Greece). Journal of Biogeography 32(10):1727-1736.

6. Weiser, M.D. 2002. Removal of Rhododendron macrophyllum petals by Camponotus modoc. Western North American Naturalist 62(4):498-499.

5. Cahan, S. H., J.D. Parker, S.W. Rissing, R.A. Johnson, T.S. Polony, M.D. Weiser and D.R. Smith. 2002. Extreme genetic differences between queens and workers in hybridizing Pogonomyrmex harvester ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269:1871-1877.

4. Enquist, B.J., J. Sanderson and M.D. Weiser. 2002. Modeling macroscopic patterns in ecology. Science 295(5561):1835-1836.

3. Lomolino, M. V. and M.D. Weiser. 2001. Towards a more general species-area relationship: diversity on all islands, great and small. Journal of Biogeography 28(4) 431-445. Cited 228 times (per Google Scholar as of September 2016).

2. Kaspari, M. and M.D. Weiser. 2000. Ant activity along moisture gradients in a Neotropical forest. Biotropica 32(4) 319-325. Cited 113 times (per Google Scholar as of September 2016).

1. Kaspari, M. and M.D. Weiser. 1999. The size–grain hypothesis and interspecific scaling in ants Functional Ecology 13(4):530-538. Cited 177 times (per Google Scholar as of September 2016).

Book Chapters

1. Dunn, R.R., B. Guénard, M.D. Weiser and N.J. Sanders. 2010. Geographic gradients, pages 35-58 in Ant Ecology, L. Lach, C.L. Parr and K.L. Abbott, editors, Oxford University Press.

Published Abstracts

15. M. D. Weiser, M. Kaspari, J. Bujan and K. A. Roeder. 2017. Thermal physiology and ant diversity: Using a coordinated research network approach to predict assemblage dynamics. Ecological Society of America Meeting, Portland, Oregon

14. Michaletz, S.T., V. R. Buzzard, Y. Deng, Z. He, D. Ning, L. Shen, Q. Tu, M. D. Weiser, M. Kaspari, J. Zhou, R.B. Waide and B.J. Enquist. 2017. An energetic approach to variation in leaf and microbial functional traits across climate gradients. Ecological Society of America Meeting, Portland, Oregon

13. Jensen, H., S. M. Duran, V. R. Buzzard, S.T. Michaletz, Y. Deng, Z. He, D. Ning, L. Shen, Q. Tu. M.D. Weiser, M. Kaspari, J. Zhou, R. B. Waide and B.J. Enquist 2017. Linking functional traits to tree performance in temperate and tropical forests. Poster at Ecological Society of America Meeting, Portland, Oregon

12. Michaletz, S.T., M.D. Weiser, N.G. McDowell, J. Zhou, M. Kaspari, B.R. Helliker and B. Enquist. 2017. The energetic and carbon economic origins of leaf thermoregulation. Contributed talk to European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

11. M.D. Weiser and M. Kaspari. 2016. NEONAnts: Spatial and temporal dynamics of North American ant assemblages. Invited Lightning Talk for "NEON's First Light" Ecological Society of America Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

10. Enquist, B.J., S.T. Michaletz, J.H. Brown, Y. Deng, Z. He, S.T. Hammond, M.D. Weiser, M. Kaspari, J. McGann, A. Henderson, C. Sides, R. Waide, J.W. Voordeckers, J. Zhou, J. Wang and L. Shen. 2015. Comparing clades: Using a trait-based approach to measure functional diversity of forest trees and soil microbes across the Latitude Biodiversity Gradient. Poster at Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

9. Wu, B., F. Liu, L. Shen, Y. Deng, L. Wu, M.D. Weiser, M. Kaspari, B.J. Enquist, R.B. Waide, J.H. Brown, S. Chen, J. Zhou and Zhili He. 2014. The distribution and diversity of N2O-reducing microbial communities in forest soils along a temperature gradient Ecological Society of America Meeting, Portland, OR.

8. Ning, D., Zhili He, M.D. Weiser, M. Kaspari and J. Zhou. 2014. Effects of Temperature on the Phylogenetic and Functional Structures and the Dynamics of Soil Microbial Communities American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

7. Weiser, M.D. 2013. Climate, biogeochemistry and the thermal performance of decomposition in brown food webs. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. 2013. Minneapolis, MN.

6. Kerkhoff, A.J., P. Moriarty and M.D. Weiser. 2012. The latitudinal richness gradient in New World woody angiosperms is consistent with the tropical conservatism hypothesis. International Biogeography Society Meeting, Miami, Florida

5. Siefert, A., N.G. Swenson and M.D. Weiser. 2012. Scale dependence of vegetation-environment relationships: a case study on eastern North American tree communities. International Biogeography Society Meeting, Miami, Florida

4.Weiser, M.D. 2008. History and latitudinal gradients in mammal species diversity. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI.

3.Weiser, M.D., B. Boyle and B.J. Enquist. 2004. Latitudinal distributions and range limits of New World woody plants. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts 89:537.

2. Weiser, M.D., B.J. Enquist, B. Boyle and S. Reddy. 2003. Rapaport's rule, latitudinal patterns, and the frequency distributions of range sizes of New World woody plant species. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts 88:352-353.

1. Weiser, M.D., B. Enquist, J. Betancourt, T. Huxman and J.D. VanDyken. 2002. Quantifying 100 years of assemblage dynamics in a Sonoran Desert plant community: Assessing the role of climate, site specific and biotic interactions. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts 87:448.

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