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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
Ángeles-Pérez. 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 
Ángeles-Pérez. 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.

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 Ángeles-Pérez. 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

3. Menge, DNL.  2014.  The question that launched my career.  Bulletin 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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