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76. Bytnerowicz, TA, JL Funk, DNL Menge, SS Perakis, & AA Wolf. 2023. Leaf nitrogen affects photosynthesis and water use efficiency similarly in nitrogen-fixing and non-fixing trees. Journal of Ecology in press. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.14194

75. Menge, DNL, S Kou-Giesbrecht, BN Taylor, PR Akana, A Butler, KA Carreras Pereira, SS Cooley, VM Lau, & EL Lauterbach. 2023. Terrestrial phosphorus cycling: responses to climatic change. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 54: 429-449.

74. Carreras Pereira, KA, AA Wolf, S Kou-Giesbrecht, PR Akana, JL Funk, & DNL Menge. 2023. Allometric relationships for eight species of 4-5 year old nitrogen-fixing and non-fixing trees. PLoS ONE 18: e0289679.
- Data available at Dryad

73. Akana, PR, IEJ Mifsud, & DNL Menge. 2023. Soil nitrogen availability in a temperate forest exhibits large variability at sub-tree spatial scales. Biogeochemistry 164: 537-553.

72. Mifsud, IEJ, PR Akana, TA Bytnerowicz, SR Davis, & DNL Menge. 2023. Nitrogen fixation in the stag beetle Ceruchus piceus (Coleoptera: Lucanidae): Could insects contribute more to ecosystem nitrogen budgets than previously thought? Environmental Entomology 52: 618-626.

71. Kirby, AS, R Ostertag, DNL Menge, & JL Funk. 2023. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation strategies relate to phenotypic plasticity but not invasion risk. Biological Invasions 25: 2631-2642.

70. Jager, EA, AW Quebbeman, AA Wolf, SS Perakis, JL Funk, & DNL Menge. 2023. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation does not stimulate soil phosphatase activity under temperate and tropical trees. Oecologia 201: 827-840. View only version https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-023-05339-4.
- Data available at Dryad

69. Schmidt, CB, JL Funk, AA Wolf, PR Akana, MI Palmer, & DNL Menge. 2023. Nitrogen fixation responds to soil nitrogen at low but not high light in two understory species. Journal of Ecology 111: 916-926.
- Data available at Zenodo

68. Menge, DNL, AA Wolf, JL Funk, SS Perakis, PR Akana, R Arkebauer, TA Bytnerowicz, KA Carreras Pereira, AM Huddell, S Kou-Giesbrecht, & SK Ortiz. 2023. Tree symbioses sustain nitrogen fixation despite excess nitrogen supply. Ecological Monographs 93: e1562.
- Data available at Dryad

67. Huddell, AM, M Ernfors, T Crews, G Vico, & DNL Menge. 2023. Nitrate leaching losses and the fate of 15N fertilizer in perennial intermediate wheatgrass and annual wheat - a field study. Science of the Total Environment 857: 159255.
- Data available at Zenodo

66. Huddell, AM, C Neill, CA Palm, D Nunes, & DNL Menge. 2023. Anion exchange capacity explains deep soil nitrate accumulation in Brazilian Amazon croplands. Ecosystems 26: 134-145. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-022-00747-8.
- Data available at Zenodo

65. Cleveland, CC, CRG Reis, SS Perakis, KA Dynarski, SA Batterman, TE Crews, M Gei, MJ Gundale, DNL Menge, MB People, SC Reed, VG Salmon, FM Soper, BN Taylor, MG Turner, & N Wurzburger. 2022. Exploring the role of cryptic nitrogen fixers in terrestrial ecosystems: A frontier in nitrogen cycle research. Ecosystems 25: 1653-1669.
- Data available as a supplement to the paper

64. Quebbeman, AW, DNL Menge, G Arellano, J Hall, T Wood, J Zimmerman, & M Uriarte. 2022. A severe hurricane increases carbon dioxide and methane fluxes and triples nitrous oxide emissions in a tropical forest. Ecosystems 25: 1754-1766 DOI:10.1007/s10021-022-00794-1.

63. Vitousek, PM, KK Treseder, RW Howarth, & DNL Menge. 2022. A "toy model" analysis of causes of nitrogen limitation in terrestrial ecosystems. Biogeochemistry 160: 381-394.

62. Bytnerowicz, TA, PR Akana, KL Griffin, & DNL Menge. 2022. Temperature sensitivity of woody nitrogen fixation across species and growing temperatures. Nature Plants 8: 209-216. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-01090-x.
- Commentary: Wang & Houlton 2022.
- Honorable mention for the ESA Early Career section's 2022 Outstanding Publication Award
- Honorable mention for the ESA Biogeosciences section's 2022 Elizabeth Sulzman Award
- Data available at Github

61. Bytnerowicz, TA, & DNL Menge. 2021. Divergent pathways of nitrogen-fixing trees through succession depend on starting nitrogen supply and priority effects. American Naturalist 198: E198-E214.
- Data available at Dryad, code at Zenodo

60. Quebbeman, AW, DNL Menge, JK Zimmerman, & M Uriarte. 2021. Topography and tree species improve estimates of spatial variation in soil greenhouse gas fluxes in a subtropical forest. Ecosystems 25: 648-660.

59. Kou-Giesbrecht, S, S Malyshev, I Martinez-Cano, SW Pacala, E Shevliakova, TA Bytnerowicz, & DNL Menge. 2021. A novel representation of biological nitrogen fixation and competitive dynamics between nitrogen-fixing and non-fixing plants in a land model (GFDL LM4.1-BNF). Biogeosciences 18: 4143-4183.

58. Kou-Giesbrecht, S & DNL Menge. 2021. Nitrogen-fixing trees increase nitrous oxide emissions from forest soils: a meta-analysis. Ecology 102: e03415. doi:10.1002/ecy.3415
- Data available at Dryad

57. Kou-Giesbrecht, S, JL Funk, SS Perakis, AA Wolf, & DNL Menge. 2021. N supply mediates the radiative balance of N2O emissions and CO2 sequestration driven by N-fixing vs. non-fixing trees. Ecology 102: e03414. doi:10.1002/ecy.3414
- Data available at KNB, code at Zenodo

56. Taylor, BN & DNL Menge. 2021. Light, nitrogen supply, and neighboring plants dictate costs and benefits of nitrogen fixation for seedlings of a tropical nitrogen-fixing tree. New Phytologist 231: 1758-1769. doi:10.1111/nph.17508

55. Huddell, AM, C Neill, L Maracahipes-Santos, CE Pellegrino Cerri, & DNL Menge. 2021. Nitric and nitrous oxide fluxes from intensifying crop agriculture in the seasonally dry tropical Amazon-Cerrado border region. Agrosystems, Geosciences, and Environment 4: e20169. doi:10.1002/agg2.20169
- Data available at Zenodo

54. Soper, FM, BN Taylor, JB Winbourne, MY Wong, KA Dynarski, CRG Reis, MB Peoples, CC Cleveland, SC Reed, DNL Menge, & SS Perakis. 2021. A roadmap for sampling and scaling biological nitrogen fixation in terrestrial ecosystems. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 12: 1122-1137. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13513
- Code available at Zenodo

53. Staccone, AP, S Kou-Giesbrecht, BN Taylor, & DNL Menge. 2021. Nitrogen-fixing trees have no net effect on forest growth in the coterminous United States. Journal of Ecology 109: 877-887. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13513

52. Staccone, A, W Liao, SS Perakis, J Compton, C Clark, & DNL Menge. 2020. A spatially explicit, empirical estimate of tree-based biological nitrogen fixation in forests of the United States. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 34: e2019GB006241.
- Received honorable mention for the Elizabeth Sulzman Award for outstanding publication by a graduate student

51. Huddell, AM, GL Galford, KL Tully, C Crowley, CA Palm, C Neill, JE Hickman, & DNL Menge. 2020. Meta-analysis on the potential for increasing nitrogen losses from intensifying tropical agriculture. Global Change Biology 26: 1668-1680.
- Coverage by Columbia News
- Data available as a supplement to the paper

50. Prager, C, N Boelman, JUH Eitel, JT Gersony, HE Greaves, MA Heskel, TS Magney, DNL Menge, S Naeem, C Shen, LA Vierling, & KL Griffin. 2020. A mechanism of expansion: Arctic deciduous shrubs capitalize on warming-induced increasing nutrient availability. Oecologia 192: 671-685.

49. DeLeo, V, DNL Menge, E Hanks, T Juenger, & J Lasky. 2019. Effects of two centuries of global environmental variation on phenology and physiology of Arabidopsis thaliana. Global Change Biology 26: 523-538.

48. Brookshire, ENJ, N Wurzburger, B Currey, DNL Menge, MP Oatham, & C Roberts. 2019. Symbiotic N fixation is sufficient to support net aboveground biomass accumulation in a humid tropical forest. Scientific Reports 9: 7571.

47. Menge, DNL, R Chisholm, SJ Davies, [81 alphabetically listed authors], & T Fung. 2019. Patterns of nitrogen-fixing tree abundance in forests across Asia and America. Journal of Ecology 107: 2598-2610.

46. Bytnerowicz, TA, E Min, KL Griffin, & DNL Menge. 2019. Repeatable, continuous and real-time estimates of coupled nitrogenase activity and carbon exchange at the whole-plant scale. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10: 960-970.
- Data available at Dryad

45. Kou-Giesbrecht, S & DNL Menge. 2019. Nitrogen-fixing trees could exacerbate climate change under elevated nitrogen deposition. Nature Communications 10: 1493.

44. Taylor, BN, RL Chazdon, & DNL Menge. 2019. Successional dynamics of nitrogen fixation and forest growth in regenerating Costa Rican rainforests. Ecology 100: e02637. doi:10.1002/ecy.2637.

43. Sulman, BN, E Shevliakova, ER Brzostek, SN Kivlin, S Malyshev, DNL Menge, & X Zhang. 2019. Diverse mycorrhizal associations enhance terrestrial C storage in a global model. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 33: 501-523. doi:10.1029/2018GB005973.

42. Menge, BA & DNL Menge. 2019. Testing the intermittent upwelling hypothesis: Comment. Ecology 100: e02476.

Wilcots, ME, BN Taylor, EK Kuprewicz, & DNL Menge. 2018. Small traits with big consequences: How seed traits of nitrogen-fixing plants might influence ecosystem nutrient cycling. Oikos 128: 668-679. doi:10.1111/oik.05798.

Taylor, BN & DNL Menge. 2018. Light regulates tropical symbiotic nitrogen fixation more strongly than soil nitrogen. Nature Plants 4: 655-661.

39. Uriarte, M & DNL Menge. 2018. Variation between individuals fosters regional species coexistence. Ecology Letters 21: 1496-1504.
- Open access but view-only version here
- Recommended on Faculty of 1000

38. Menge, DNL, AC MacPherson, TA Bytnerowicz, AW Quebbeman, NB Schwartz, BN Taylor, & AA Wolf. 2018. Logarithmic scales in ecological data presentation may cause misinterpretation. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2: 1393-1402.

- Open access but view-only version here
- Behind the Paper blog post here

37. Gei, M, et al. (68 authors, including DNL Menge). 2018. Legume abundance along successional and rainfall gradients in Neotropical forests. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 1104-1111.
- Commentary: Batterman 2018.

36. Shetty, N, R Hu, J Hoch, B Mailloux, M Palmer, D Menge, K McGuire, W McGillis, & P Culligan. 2018. Quantifying urban bioswale nitrogen cycling in soil, gas, and plant phases. Water 10: 1627.

35. Menge, DNL, SA Batterman, LO Hedin, W Liao, SW Pacala, & BN Taylor. 2017. Why are nitrogen-fixing trees rare at higher compared to lower latitudes? Ecology 98(12): 3127-3140.

34. Taylor, BN, RL Chazdon, BM Bachelot, & DNL Menge. 2017. Nitrogen-fixing trees inhibit growth of regenerating Costa Rican rainforests.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 114: 8817-8822.
- Commentary in Science: Morris 2017.

33. Sulman, BN, ER Brzostek, C Medici, E Shevliakova, DNL Menge, & RP Phillips. 2017. Feedbacks between plant N demand and rhizosphere priming depend on type of mycorrhizal association. Ecology Letters 20: 1043-1053.

32. Menge, DNL, SA Batterman, W Liao, BN Taylor, JW Lichstein, & G
ngeles-Prez. 2017. Nitrogen-fixing tree abundance in higher-latitude North America is not constrained by diversityEcology Letters 20: 842-851.

31. Liao, W, DNL Menge, JW Lichstein, & G 
ngeles-Prez. 2017. Global climate change will increase the abundance of symbiotic nitrogen-fixing trees in much of North AmericaGlobal Change Biology 23: 4777-4787.

30. Menge, DNL & SA Levin. 2017. Spatial heterogeneity can resolve the nitrogen paradox of tropical forestsEcology 98(4): 1049-1061.
- Recommended on Faculty of 1000

29. Prager, CM, S Naeem, NT Boelman, JUH Eitel, HE Greaves, MA Heskel, TS Magney, DNL Menge, LA Vierling & KL Griffin. 2017. A gradient of nutrient enrichment reveals contrasting non-linear impacts of fertilization on Arctic plant diversity and ecosystem functionEcology and Evolution 7: 2449-2460.

28. Wolf, AA, JL Funk & DNL Menge. 2017. The symbionts made me do it: Legumes are not hardwired for high nitrogen concentrations but incorporate more nitrogen when inoculatedNew Phytologist 213: 690-699.
- Commentary in New Phytologist: Reed 2017.

27. Liao, W & DNL Menge. 2016. Demography of symbiotic nitrogen-fixing trees explains their rarity and successional decline in temperate forests in the United StatesPLoS ONE 11(10): e0164522.

26. Menge, DNL & TE Crews. 2016. Can evolutionary constraints explain the rarity of nitrogen-fixing trees in high-latitude forests? New Phytologist 211: 1195-1201.

25. Menge, DNL & RL Chazdon. 2016. Higher survival drives the success of nitrogen-fixing trees through succession in Costa Rican rainforestsNew Phytologist 209(3): 965-977.
- Commentary in New Phytologist: Crews 2016.

24. Menge, DNL, AA Wolf, & JL Funk. 2015. Diversity of nitrogen fixation strategies in Mediterranean legumesNature Plants 1: 15064.
- Coverage
at Science Daily, EurekAlert, & AgProfessional.

23. Chisholm, RA, DNL Menge, T Fung, NSG Williams, & SA Levin. 2015. The potential for alternative stable states in nutrient-enriched invaded grasslands. Theoretical Ecology 8: 399-417.

22. Menge,
DNL, JW Lichstein, & G �ngeles-P�rez. 2014. Nitrogen fixation strategies can explain the latitudinal shift in nitrogen-fixing tree abundance. Ecology 95(8): 2236-2245.  pdf

21. Menge, BA & DNL Menge. 2013. Dynamics of coastal meta-ecosystems: the intermittent upwelling hypothesis and a test in rocky intertidal regions. Ecological Monographs 83(3): 283-310.
- Recommended on Faculty of 1000

20. Vitousek, PM, DNL Menge, SC Reed, & CC Cleveland. 2013. Biological nitrogen fixation: Rates, patterns, and ecological controls in terrestrial ecosystems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society-B 368(1621): 20130119.
19. Brookshire, ENJ, S Gerber, DNL Menge, & LO Hedin. 2012. Large losses of inorganic nitrogen from tropical rainforests suggest a lack of nitrogen limitation. Ecology Letters 15(1): 9-16.

18. Cadotte, MW, LR Mehrkens, & DNL Menge. 2012. Gauging the impact of meta-analysis on ecology. Evolutionary Ecology 26(5): 1153-1167.

17. Menge, DNL, LO Hedin, & SW Pacala. 2012. Nitrogen and phosphorus limitation over long-term ecosystem development in terrestrial ecosystems.
 PLoS ONE 7(8): e42045. pdf
- Received Outstanding Ecological Theory Paper Award from ESA's Theory Section
- PLoS Author Spotlight

16. Menge, DNL. 2011. Conditions under which nitrogen can limit steady-state net primary production in a general class of ecosystem models. Ecosystems 14(4): 519-532. pdf

15. Menge, DNL, WT Baisden, SJ Richardson, DA Peltzer, & MM Barbour. 2011. Declining foliar and litter δ15N diverge from soil, epiphyte, and input
δ15N along a 120 000 year temperate rainforest chronosequence. New Phytologist 190(4): 941-952. pdf

14. Menge, DNL, F Ballantyne, & JS Weitz. 2011. Dynamics of nutrient uptake strategies: Lessons from the tortoise and the hare. Theoretical Ecology 4(2): 163-177.

13. Ballantyne, F, DNL Menge, & JS Weitz. 2010. A discrepancy between predictions of saturating nutrient uptake models and nitrogen-to-phosphorus stoichiometry in the surface ocean. Limnology and Oceanography 55(3): 997-1008.  pdf

12. Menge, DNL, JL DeNoyer, & JW Lichstein. 2010. Phylogenetic constraints do not explain the rarity of nitrogen-fixing trees in late-successional temperate forests. PLoS ONE 5(8): e12056. pdf

11. Hedin, LO, ENJ Brookshire, DNL Menge, & AR Barron. 2009. The nitrogen paradox in tropical forest ecosystems. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 40: 613-635.  pdf

10. Menge, DNL, SA Levin, & LO Hedin. 2009. Facultative versus obligate nitrogen fixation strategies and their ecosystem consequences. American Naturalist 174(4): 465-477.  pdf

9. Menge, DNL & LO Hedin. 2009. Nitrogen fixation in different biogeochemical niches along a 120,000-year chronosequence in New Zealand. Ecology 90(8): 2190-2201.  pdf

8. Menge, DNL, SW Pacala, & LO Hedin. 2009. Emergence and maintenance of nutrient limitation over multiple time scales in terrestrial ecosystems. American Naturalist 173(2): 164-175.  pdf

7. Menge, DNL & JS Weitz. 2009. Dangerous nutrients: Evolution of phytoplankton resource uptake subject to virus attack. Journal of Theoretical Biology 257(1): 104-115.  pdf

6. Ballantyne, F, DNL Menge, A Ostling, & P Hosseini. 2008. Nutrient recycling affects autotroph and ecosystem stoichiometry. American Naturalist 171(4): 511-523.  pdf

5. Menge, DNL, SA Levin, & LO Hedin. 2008. Evolutionary tradeoffs can select against nitrogen fixation and thereby maintain nitrogen limitation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105(5): 1573-1578.  pdf
- Received Elizabeth Sulzman Award for outstanding publication by a graduate student

4. Menge, DNL & CB Field. 2007. Simulated global changes alter phosphorus demand in annual grassland. Global Change Biology 13(12): 2582-2591.  pdf
- Recommended on Faculty of 1000

3. Koh, LP & DNL Menge. 2006. Rapid assessment of Lepidoptera predation rates in neotropical forest fragments. Biotropica 38(1): 132-134.  pdf

2. Menge, BA, J Lubchenco, MES Bracken, F Chan, MM Foley, TL Freidenburg, SD Gaines, G Hudson, C Krenz, H Leslie, DNL Menge, R Russell, & MS Webster. 2003. Coastal oceanography sets the pace of rocky intertidal community dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 100(21): 12229-12234.  pdf

1. Loveland, W, M Andersson, KE Zyromski, N Ham, B Altschul, J Vlcakova, D Menge, JO Liljenzin, R Yanez, & K Aleklett. 1999. Heavy residue production in the interaction of 29 MeV/nucleon Pb-208 with Au-197. Physical Review C-Nuclear Physics 59(3): 1472-1479.  pdf

Not peer-reviewed

4. Menge, DNL. 2018. Eschew logarithmic obfuscation! Nature Ecology and Evolution: Behind the Paper.

3. Menge, DNL. 2014. The question that launched my careerBulletin of the Ecological Society of America 95(3): 218-221.

2. Menge, DNL. 2008. The ecology and evolution of nitrogen fixation and nutrient limitation at multiple time scales. Ph.D. thesis, Princeton University.

1. Menge, DNL. 2003. Phosphorus! Or: Anthropogenic global environmental changes and phosphorus limitation: interactions and implications. Honors thesis, Stanford University.  pdf
- Received Firestone Medal and Departmental Award for excellence in research

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