THE URIARTE LAB
Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology
PUBLICATIONS (* indicates student lead author or co-author)
*Locatelli, B., C. Catterall, P. Imbach, K. Chetan, R. Lasco, E. Marin-Spiotta, B. Mercer, J. Powers, N. Schwartz, and M. Uriarte. In press. Tropical reforestation and climate change: Beyond carbon. Restoration Ecology.
Uriarte,M., J. Thompson, B. Turner and J.K. Zimmerman In press. Linking spatial patterns of leaf litterfall and soil nutrients in a tropical forest: A neighborhood approach. Ecological Applications.
*Lasky, J., B. Bachelot, R. Muscarella, N. Schwartz, N. G. Swenson, J. K. Zimmerman, J. Thompson, C. J. Nytch, J. Forero-Montaña and M. Uriarte. In press. Ontogenetic shifts in trait-mediated mechanisms of plant community assembly. Ecology.
*Schwartz, N.B. M. Uriarte, V. H. Gutierrez-Velez, W. Baethgen, R. DeFries, K. Fernandes, C. Padoch, and M. A. Pinedo-Vasquez. In press. Climate, landowner residency, and land cover predict local scale fire activity in the Western Amazon. Global Environmental Change 31: 144-153. PDF.
*Bachelot, B., M. Uriarte, and K. McGuire. 2015 Interactions among mutualism, competition, and predation foster species coexistence in diverse communities. Theoretical Ecology: DOI 10.1007/s12080-015-0251-2. PDF.
Kress, J.W, C. Garcia-Robledo, M. Uriarte, and D. Erickson. 2014. DNA barcodes for ecology, evolution, and conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. PDF
*Muscarella, R., M. Uriarte, D. L. Erickson, N. G. Swenson, J. K. Zimmerman, and W. J. Kress. 2014. A molecular phylogeny for the trees of Puerto Rico. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112843. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112843 PDF
*Muscarella, R., M. Uriarte, D. L. Erickson, N. G. Swenson, J. K. Zimmerman, W. J. Kress. In press. Climate and Biodiversity Effects on Standing Biomass in Puerto Rican Forests. Caribbean Forester.
*Muscarella, R. P.J. Galante, M. Soley, R.A. Boria, J. Kass, M. Uriarte and R. P. Anderson. 2014. ENMeval: An R package for tuning MAXENT ecological niche models with spatially independent evaluations. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
Anderson-Teixeira and many co-authors. 2014. CTFS-ForestGEO: A worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.12712. PDF
Lasky, J., M. Uriarte, V. Boukili, and R. L. Chazdon. 2014. The relationship between biodiversity and tree biomass dynamics changes along tropical forest succession. Ecology Letters doi: 10.1111/ele.12322. PDF
*Réjou-Méchain M., and many others. 2014. Local spatial structure of forest biomass and its consequences for remote sensing of carbon stocks. Biogeosciences 11:5711–5742 doi:10.5194/bgd-11-5711-2014.
Lasky, J., M. Uriarte, V. Boukili, and R. L. Chazdon. 2014. Multiple effects of functional trait variation on tree community dynamics in tropical successional forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. PDF
*Gutiérrez-Vélez, VH, M. Uriarte, R. DeFries, M. Pinedo-Vásquez, K. Fernandes, P. Ceccato, W. Baethgen, and C. Padoch. 2014. Land cover change interacts with drought severity to change fire regimes in Western Amazonia. Ecological Applications. PDF
*Jain, M., Y. Lim, J. Arce and M. Uriarte. 2014. Perceptional and socio-demographic factors associated with household drinking water management strategies in rural Puerto Rico. PloS One. PDF
Adame, P., M. Uriarte, and T.J. Brandeis. 2014. Diameter growth performance of tree functional groups in Puerto Rican secondary tropical forests. Forest Systems. PDF
Swenson, N., X. Mi, J. Kress, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, and J. Zimmerman. 2013. Species-time-area and phylogenetic-time-area relationships in tropical tree communities. Ecology and Evolution 3: 1173-1183. PDF
*Côrtes, M., M. Uriarte , M. Lemes, R. Gribel , P. Smouse, W. J. Kress, and E. M. Bruna. 2013. Fragmentation and low population density enhance gene flow of an Amazonian herb. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.12495 PDF
*Nichols,E., M. Uriarte, C. Peres, J. Louzada, R. Fagundes-Braga, G. Schiffler, and W. Endo. In press. Hunting-induced trophic cascades in a tropical fecal detritus food web. PloS One 8 (10): e75819. PDF
*Nuñez-Avila, M., M. Uriarte, P. A. Marquet, and J.J. Armesto. 2013. Decomposing recruitment limitation and seed-mediated gene flow for a dioecious tree species in a fragmented landscape. J. Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12148. PDF
Brown, C., D.F.R.P. Burslem, J.B. Illian, C.L. Bao, W. Brockelman, M. Cao, H.S. Dattaraja, C.V.S. Gunatilleke, I.A.U.N. Gunatilleke, J. Huang, A.R. Kassim, J. Lian, L. Lin, K. Ma, X. Mi, A. Nathalang, S. Noor, S. Pulla, R. Sukumar, I.F. Sun, H.S. Suresh, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, R. Valencia,W. Ye, R. Law. 2013. Multi-species coexistence in tropical rainforests: spatial signals of topographic niche differentiation increase with environmental heterogeneity. Proc Royal Society Series B 280:
*Macedo, M., M. T. Coe, R. S. DeFries, M. Uriarte, P. M. Brando, C. Neill, and W. S. Walker. 2013. Land use-driven stream warming in southeastern Amazonia. Proc Royal Society Series B 368, 20120153. PDF
*Nichols, E., M. Uriarte, D. E. Bunker, J. N.C Louzada, T. H. Larsen, F. Vaz de Mello, K. Vulinec, M. E. Favila, E. M. Slade, S. Naeem, and S. H. Spector. 2013. Trait-dependent response of dung beetle populations to tropical forest conversion at local to global scales. Ecology 94:180–189. PDF
*Uriarte, M. M. Pinedo‐Vasquez , R. DeFries, K. Fernandes, V. Gutierrez-Velez, W. Baethgen, and C. Padoch. 2012. Depopulation of rural landscapes exacerbates fire activity in the Western Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109: 21546–21550. PDF
*Dueker, M. E, G. D. O’Mullan, A. R. Juhl, K. C. Weathers, and M. Uriarte. In press. Local environmental pollution strongly influences culturable microbial aerosols at an urban aquatic Superfund site. Environmental Science & Technology 46: 10926−10933. PDF
Ibáñez, I., E.S. Gornish, L. Buckley, D. Debinski, J. Hellmann, B. Helmuth, J. HillRisLambers, A. Latimer, A. Miller-Rushing, M. Uriarte. 2012. Research in global change ecology: Using integrative analyses to capitalize on natural variability. Ecology & Evolution 3: 170-181. PDF
*Muscarella, R., M. Uriarte, J. Forero-Montaña, L. S. Comita, N. G. Swenson, J. Thompson, C. Nytch, I. Jonckheere, and J.K. Zimmerman. 2012. Exploring the mechanisms behind life history tradeoffs during the seed-to-seedling transition for tropical trees and lianas. Journal of Ecology. PDF
*Balvanera, P., M. Uriarte, L. Almeida-Leñero, A. Altesor, F. DeClerk, T. Gardner, J. Hall, A. Lara, P. Laterra, M. Peña-Claros, D. M. Silva Matos, L. Romero-Duque, A. L. Vogt, L.F. Arreola, A.P. Caro-Borrero, F. Gallego, M. Jain, C. Little, R. de Oliveira Xavier, J. M. Paruelo, J.E. Peinado, L. Poorter, N. Azcarrun, F. Correa, M.B. Cunha-Santino, A.P Hernández-Sánchez, and M. Vallejos. 2012. Ecosystem Service Research in Latin America: The State of the Art. Ecosystem Services 2: 56-70. PDF
*Côrtes, M. and M. Uriarte. 2012. Integrating frugivore behavior and animal movement: A review of the evidence and implication for scaling seed dispersal. Biological Reviews doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2012.00250.x. PDF
Swenson, N.G., D.L. Erickson, X. Mi, N. Bourg, J. Montana-Forero, R. Howe, J.K. Lake, X. Liu, X., J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, A. Wolf, J. Zhang, J.K. Zimmerman and W. J. Kress, W.J. 2012. Phylogenetic and functional beta diversity in tree communities across latitude. Ecology 93: S112-S125. PDF
Swenson, N.G.., J. C. Stegen, S. J. Davies, D. L. Erickson, J. Forero-Montaña, A. H. Hurlbert, W. J. Kress, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, S. J. Wright, and J. K. Zimmerman. 2012. Temporal Turnover in the Composition of Tropical Tree Communities: Functional Determinism and Phylogenetic Stochasticity. Ecology 93: 490-499. PDF
Uriarte, M. J. S. Clark, L. S. Comita, J. Thompson, and J. K. Zimmerman. 2012. Multi-dimensional tradeoffs in species responses to disturbance: Implications for successional diversity in a subtropical forest. Ecology 93: 191-205. PDF
*Dueker, M. E., G. D. O’Mullan, K. C. Weathers, A. R. Juhl, and M. Uriarte. 2012. Coupling of fog and marine microbial content in the near-shore coastal environment. Biogeosciences 9:803-813. PDF
*Gutiérrez-Vélez, V.H., R. DeFries, M. Pinedo-Vásquez, M. Uriarte, C. Padoch, W. Baethgen, K. Fernandes, and Y. Lim. 2011. High-yield oil palm plantations expand in the Peruvian Amazon at expense of forests. Environmental Research Letters 6:4. PDF
*Uriarte, M., C. Yackulic, Y. Lim, and J. Arce. 2011. Influence of land use on water quality in a tropical landscape: A multi-scale analysis. Landscape Ecology 26: 1151-1164. PDF
*Yackulic, C.B., M.E. Fagan, M. Jain, A. Jina, Y. Lim, M. Marlier, B. Muscarella, P. Adame, R.S. DeFries, and M. Uriarte. 2011. Biophysical and socioeconomic factors associated with forest transitions at multiple temporal and spatial scales. Ecology and Society 16(3): 15. PDF
Bruna, E.M., T. Izzo, B. Inouye, M. Uriarte, and H. Vasconcelos. 2011. Estimating the dispersal capability of Amazonian plant-ant queens using inverse modeling. PLoS One 6: e22937- e22937. PDF
Fernandes, K., W. Baethgen, S. Bernardes, R. Defries, D. DeWitt, L. Goddard, W. Lavado, D. Lee, C. Padoch, M. Pinedo- Vasquez and M. Uriarte. 2011. North Tropical Atlantic influence on western Amazon fire season variability. Geophysical Research Letters 38: L12701. PDF
*Yackulic, C. B., S. Blake, S. Deem, M. Kock, and M. Uriarte. 2011. One size does not fit all: flexile models are required to understand animal movement across scales. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 1088-1096. PDF
Received 2010 E.C. Pielou Student in Statistical Ecology from Ecological Society of America.
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*Dueker, E., K. C. Weathers, G. O’Mullan, A. Juhl, and M. Uriarte.2011. Environmental controls on coastal coarse aerosols: implications for microbial aerosol content and deposition at the waterfront. Environmental Science & Technology 45:3386-92. PDF
*Yackulic, C. B., E. W. Sanderson, and M. Uriarte. 2011. Anthropogenic and intrinsic drivers of intra-specific variation in extinction risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 108: 2044-4029. PDF
* Lin, B.B., D. F.B. Flynn, M. M. McGinty, D. E. Bunker, A. Weidman, P. Olmsted, M. I. Palmer, M. Uriarte, S. Naeem. 2011. Contraction and displacement of trait space following agricultural conversion in Great Plains landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology. PDF
*Nuñez-Avila, M., M. Uriarte, P. A. Marquet, and J.J. Armesto. 2011. Microsatellite markers for the relict tree Aextoxicon punctatum (Aextoxicaceae) from Chilean temperate rainforests. American Journal of Botany 98:e30-e32. PDF
Gagnon, P.R., E. M. Bruna, P. Rubim, M. Darrigo, R. C. Littlel, M. Uriarte, and W. J. Kress. 2011. Chronically reduced plant growth in Amazonian forest fragments. Biological Conservation 144: 830-835. PDF
Uriarte, M., M. Anciães, M. T.B. da Silva, P. Rubim, and E. M. Bruna. 2011. Disentangling the drivers of reduced long distance dispersal by birds in an experimentally-fragmented. Ecology 94:924-937. PDF
Received 2012 Outstanding Paper in Landscape Ecology Award from the US Association for Landscape Ecology.
Kress, W.J., D.L. Erickson, N.G. Swenson, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, and J. K. Zimmerman. 2010. Improvements in the application of DNA barcodes in building a community phylogeny for tropical trees in a Puerto Rican Forest Dynamics Plot. PLoS One 15. PDF
Uriarte, M., N. Swenson, R. Chazdon, L.S. Comita, D. L. Erickson, W.J. Kress, J. Thompson, and J.K. Zimmerman. 2010. Trait similarity, shared ancestry, and the structure of neighborhood interactions in a subtropical forest: Implications for community assembly. Ecology Letters 13: 1503-1514. PDF
Zimmerman, J.K., L.S. Comita, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, and N. V. Brokaw. 2010. Patch dynamics and community meta-stability in a tropical forest: Compound effects of natural disturbance and human land use. Landscape Ecology 25:1099–1111. PDF
DeFries, R., T. K. Rudel, M. Uriarte, and J. Hansen. 2010. Pressures on tropical forests in the 21st century. Nature Geosciences 3: 178-181. PDF
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Uriarte, M., E. M. Bruna, P. Rubim, M. Anciães, and I. Jonckheere. 2010. Effects of forest fragmentation on seedling recruitment of an understory herb: Assessing seed vs. safe-site limitation. Ecology 91:1317-1328. PDF
Comita, L.S, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, I. Jonckheere, and J.K. Zimmerman. 2010. Land use history alters post-hurricane seedling dynamics in a tropical forest. Ecological Applications 20: 1270–1284. PDF
Russo, S.E., K.L. Jenkins, S.K. Wiser, M. Uriarte, R. Duncan, and D.A. Coomes. 2010. Interspecific relationships among tree growth and mortality rates and wood traits. Functional Ecology 24: 253–262. PDF
Uriarte, M., L. Schneider, and T.K. Rudel. 2010. Land use transitions in the tropics: Going beyond the case studies. Biotropica 42:1:2.
Uriarte, M., L. Schneider, and T.K. Rudel. 2010. Synthesis: Land use transitions in the tropics. Biotropica 42:59:62. PDF
Canham, CD, J. Thompson, J.K. Zimmerman, and M. Uriarte. 2010. Variation in susceptibility to hurricane damage as a function of storm severity in Puerto Rican tree species. Biotropica 42: 87-94. PDF
* Flynn DBF, M. Uriarte, T. Crk, J. B. Pascarella, J. K. Zimmerman, and M. Caraballo. 2010. Hurricane disturbance alters secondary forest recovery and introduced species dynamics. Biotropica 42: 149-157. PDF
Rudel, T.K., L. Schneider, M. Uriarte, B.L. Turner II, R. DeFries, D. Lawrence, J. Geoghegan, S. Hecht, A. Ickowitz, E. F. Lambin, T. Birkenholtz, S. Baptista, Ricardo Grau. 2009. Agricultural intensification and changes in cultivated areas, 1970-2005. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106: 20675–20680. PDF
Comita, L.S, M. Uriarte, J. Thompson, I. Jonckheere, C.D. Canham, and J.K. Zimmerman. 2009. Abiotic and biotic drivers of seedling survival in a hurricane-impacted tropical forest. Journal of Ecology 97: 1346–1359. PDF
Rudel T, L.C. Schneider, M. Uriarte. 2009. Forest transitions: An introduction. Land Use Policy 27:95-97. PDF
* Crk, T., M. Uriarte, F. Corsi, DBF Flynn. 2009. Tropical forest recovery in Puerto Rico. What is the relative importance of biophysical, socioeconomic, and landscape variables? Landscape Ecology 24: 629-642. PDF
* Cortes, M. C., V. Gowda, W. J. Kress, E.M. Bruna, and M. Uriarte. 2009. Characterization of 10 microsatellite markers for the understory Amazonian herb Heliconia acuminata. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1261-1264. PDF
* Uriarte, M, C. Yackulic, T. Cooper, D. Flynn, M. Cortes, T. Crk, G. Cullman, M. McGinty, and J Sircely. 2009. Sugarcane, fires, and respiratory health in São Paulo, Brazil: Assessing the sustainability of biofuel production. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 132: 48-56. PDF
Uriarte, M., C. D. Canham, J. Thompson, J. K. Zimmerman. 2009. Understanding natural disturbance and human land use as determinants of tree community dynamics in a subtropical wet forest: Results from a forest simulator. Ecological Monographs 79:423-443. PDF
* Uriarte, M. and C. Yackulic. 2009. Preaching to the unconverted. Ecological Applications 19: 592-596. PDF
Uriarte, M. and M. Papaik. 2007. Hurricane impacts on dynamics, structure, and carbon sequestration of forest ecosystems in Southern New England. Tellus 59A:519-528. PDF
Uriarte, M., H. Ewing, V.E. Eviner, and K. C. Weathers. 2007. Scientific culture, diversity, and society: suggestions for the development and adoption of a broader value system in science. Bioscience 57: 71-78. PDF
Canham, C.D., M. Papaik, M. Uriarte and W. McWilliams. 2006. Neighborhood analyses of canopy tree competition along environmental gradients in New England forests. Ecological Applications 16:540–554. PDF
Canham, C.D. and M. Uriarte. 2006. Likelihood methods, inverse modeling and the analysis of neighborhood processes in forests. Ecological Applications 16:62-73. PDF
Uriarte, M., C.D. Canham, J. Thompson and J.K. Zimmerman. 2005. Seedling recruitment in a hurricane-driven tropical forest: light limitation, density dependence and the spatial distribution of parent trees. Journal of Ecology 93: 291-304. PDF
Uriarte, M., C.D. Canham, J. Thompson and J.K. Zimmerman. 2004. A maximum-likelihood, spatially-explicit analysis of tree growth and survival in a hurricane-driven tropical forest. Ecological Monographs 71: 591-614. PDF
Uriarte, M., L. W. Rivera, J. K. Zimmerman, T. M. Aide, A. G. Power and A. Flecker. 2004. Interactions between land use history and hurricane damage in a neotropical forest. Plant Ecology 174: 49-58. PDF
Uriarte, M., R. Condit, C.D. Canham, and S.P. Hubbell. 2004. A spatially-explicit model of sapling growth in a tropical forest: Does the identity of neighbours matter? Journal of Ecology 92: 348-360. PDF
Uriarte, M. and H. K. Reeve. 2003. Matchmaking and species marriage: A game theory model of community assembly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 100: 1979-1982. PDF
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Hatch, L.T., M. Uriarte, D. Fink, L. Aldrich-Wolfe, R.G. Allen, C. T. Webb, K. Zamudio, A. G. Power. 2002. Federal Jurisdiction over Endangered Species’ Habitat: The Impacts of People and Property on Recovery Planning. Ecological Applications 12: 690-700. PDF
Uriarte, M., C. Canham and R.B. Root. 2002. A simulation model of the simultaneous evolution of competitive ability and herbivore resistance in a perennial plant population. Ecology 83: 2649- 2663. PDF
Uriarte, M. 2000. Nitrogen-mediated interactions between goldenrod (Solidago altissima, L) and its insect herbivore (Trirhabda virgata): implications for nitrogen cycling and succession. Oecologia 122: 479-486. PDF
Uriarte, M. and O.J. Schmitz. 1998. Trophic control across a natural productivity gradient: a test of the exploitation hypothesis. Oikos 82: 552-560. PDF
Beckerman, A.P., M. Uriarte and O.J. Schmitz. 1997. Experimental evidence for a behavior-mediated trophic cascade in a terrestrial food chain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 94: 10735-10738. PDF
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
S. Perkins, S. Altizer, O. Bjornstad, J. Burdon, K. Clay, L. Gomez-Aparicio, J. Jeschke, P. Johnson, K. Lafferty, C. Malstrom, P. Martin, A. Power, P. Thrall, D. Strayer, and M. Uriarte. 2006. Infectious disease in invasion biology. In R. Ostfeld, F. Keesing and V. E. Eviner. Infectious Disease Ecology Effects of disease on ecosystems and of ecosystems on disease. Cary Conference Proceedings.
Ogle, K., M. Uriarte, J. Thompson, J. Johnstone, A. Jones, Y. Lin, E.McIntire, and J. Zimmerman. 2006. Implications of vulnerability to hurricane damage for long-term survival of tropical tree species: A Bayesian hierarchical analysis. Pages 98-123 in: J.S. Clark and A.E. Gelfand (Eds.) Applications of Computational Statistics in the Environmental Sciences: Hierarchical Bayes and MCMC Methods. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. PDF
Uriarte, M, S.P. Hubbell, R. John, R. Condit, and C.D. Canham. 2005. Neighborhood effects on sapling growth and survival in a neotropical forest and the ecological equivalence hypothesis. In Burslem, D.F.R.P., Pinard, M.A. and Hartley, S.E., eds. Biotic Interactions in the Tropics: their Role in the Maintenance of Species Diversity. Cambridge University Press. UK. PDF