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Muller-Landau, H. C. and M. D. Visser. 2019. How do lianas and vines influence competitive differences and niche differences among tree species? Concepts and a case study in a tropical forest. J. Ecology 107:1469-1481. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13119

Park, John Y., H. C. Muller-Landau, J. W. Lichstein, S. W. Rifai, J. P. Dandois, and S. A. Bohlman. 2019. Quantifying leaf phenology of individual trees and species in a tropical forest using unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) images. Remote Sensing. DOI:10.3390/rs11131534

Rutishauser, E., S. J. Wright, R. Condit, S. P. Hubbell, S. J. Davies, and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2019. Testing for changes in biomass dynamics in large-scale forest datasets. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14833.

Wright, S. J., O. Calderon, and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2019. A phenology model for tropical species that flower multiple times each year. Ecological Research 34:20-29. DOI: 10.1111/1440-1703.1017 - Supplementary material

Broekman, M. J. E., H. C. Muller-Landau, M. D. Visser, E. Jongejans, S. J. Wright, and H. de Kroon. 2019. Signs of stabilisation and stable coexistence. Ecology Letters 22:1957-1975. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13349 - Supplementary material

Gora, E.M., Kneale, R.C., Larjavaara, M. and Muller-Landau, H.C. 2019. Dead wood necromass in a moist tropical forest: stocks, fluxes, and spatiotemporal variability. Ecosystems 22:1189-1205. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-019-00341-5 - Supplementary material

Martínez Cano, I., Muller-Landau, H.C., Wright, S.J., Bohlman, S.A. & Pacala, S.W. 2019. Tropical tree height and crown allometries for the Barro Colorado Nature Monument, Panama: a comparison of alternative hierarchical models incorporating interspecific variation in relation to life history traits. Biogeosciences 16: 847-862. DOI: 10.5194/bg-16-847-2019 - Supplementary material


Meakem, V., A. J. Tepley, E. B. Gonzalez-Akre, V. Herrmann, H. C. Muller-Landau, S. J. Wright, S. P. Hubbell, R. Condit, and K. J. Anderson-Teixeira. 2018. Role of tree size in Panamanian tropical forest carbon cycling and water deficit responses. New Phytologist 219:947-958. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14633

Detto, M., Wright, S.J., Calderon, O. and Muller-Landau, H.C. 2018. Resource acquisition and reproductive strategies of tropical forest in response to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. Nature Communications. 9:913. DOI:10.1038/s41467-018-03306-9

Visser, M. D., H. C. Muller-Landau, S. A. Schnitzer, H. de Kroon, E. Jongejans, and S. J. Wright. 2018. A host-parasite model explains variation in liana infestation among co-occurring tree species. Journal of Ecology 106:2435-2445. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12997

McDowell, N., C. D. Allen, K. Anderson‐Teixeira, P. Brando, R. Brienen, J. Chambers, B. Christoffersen, S. Davies, C. Doughty, A. Duque, F. Espirito‐Santo, R. Fisher, C. G. Fontes, D. Galbraith, D. Goodsman, C. Grossiord, H. Hartmann, J. Holm, D. J. Johnson, A. R. Kassim, M. Keller, C. Koven, L. Kueppers, T. o. Kumagai, Y. Malhi, S. M. McMahon, M. Mencuccini, P. Meir, P. Moorcroft, H. C. Muller‐Landau, O. L. Phillips, T. Powell, C. A. Sierra, J. Sperry, J. Warren, C. Xu, and X. Xu. Drivers and mechanisms of tree mortality in moist tropical forests. 2018. New Phytologist 219:851-869. DOI:10.1111/nph.15027

Clark, A. T., M. Detto, H. C. Muller-Landau, S. A. Schnitzer, S. J. Wright, R. Condit, and S. P. Hubbell. 2018. Functional traits of tropical trees and lianas explain spatial structure across multiple scales. Journal of Ecology 106:795-806. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12804

Visser, M. D., S. A. Schnitzer, H. C. Muller-Landau, E. Jongejans, H. de Kroon, L. S. Comita, S. P. Hubbell, and S. J. Wright. 2018. Tree species vary widely in their tolerance for liana infestation: a case study of differential host response to generalist parasites. Journal of Ecology 106:781-792. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12815

Fisher, R. A., C. D. Koven, W. R. L. Anderegg, B. O. Christoffersen, M. C. Dietze, C. Farrior, J. A. Holm, G. Hurtt, R. G. Knox, P. J. Lawrence, J. W. Lichstein, M. Longo, A. M. Matheny, D. Medvigy, H. C. Muller-Landau, T. L. Powell, S. P. Serbin, H. Sato, J. Shuman, B. Smith, A. T. Trugman, T. Viskari, H. Verbeeck, E. Weng, C. Xu, X. Xu, T. Zhang, and P. Moorcroft. 2018. Vegetation demographics in Earth System Models: a review of progress and priorities. Global Change Biology 24: 35-54. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13910


Alfaro-Sanchez, R., H. C. Muller-Landau, S. J. Wright, and J. J. Camarero. 2017. Growth and reproduction respond differently to climate in three Neotropical tree species. Oecologia 184(2):531-541. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-3879-3

Peguero, G., H. C. Muller-Landau, P. A. Jansen, and S. J. Wright. 2017. Cascading effects of defaunation on the coexistence of two specialized insect seed predators. Journal of Animal Ecology 86:136-146. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12590

Duque, A., H. C. Muller-Landau, R. Valencia, D. Cardenas, S. Davies, A. de Oliveira, A. J. Pérez, H. Romero-Saltos, and A. Vicentini. 2017. Insights into regional patterns of Amazonian forest structure, diversity, and dominance from three large terra-firme forest dynamics plots. Biodiversity and Conservation 26:669-686. DOI:10.1007/s10531-016-1265-9

Marks, C. O., H. C. Muller-Landau, and D. Tilman. 2017. Tree diversity in relation to maximum tree height: evidence for the harshness hypothesis of species diversity gradients. Ecology Letters 20: 398–399. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12737

Bruijning, M., M. D. Visser, H. C. Muller-Landau, S. J. Wright, L. S. Comita, S. P. Hubbell, H. de Kroon, and E. Jongejans. 2017. Surviving in a cosexual world: a cost-benefit analysis of dioecy in tropical trees. American Naturalist 189:297-314. DOI: 10.1086/690137

Francis E. J., H. C. Muller-Landau, S. J. Wright, M. D. Visser, Y. Iida, C. Fletcher, S. P. Hubbell, and A. R. Kassim. 2017. Quantifying the role of wood density in explaining interspecific variation in growth of tropical trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26:1078-1087. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12604


Chiang, J.-M., M. J. Spasojevic, H. C. Muller-Landau, I-F., Sun, Y. Lin, S.-H. Su, Z.-S. Chen, C.-T. Chen, N. G. Swenson, and R. W. McEwan. 2016. Functional composition drives ecosystem function through multiple mechanisms in a broadleaved subtropical forest. Oecologia 182:829-840. DOI:10.1007/s00442-016-3717-z

Augspurger, C. K., S. E. Franson, K. C. Cushman, and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2016. Intraspecific variation in seed dispersal of a Neotropical tree and its relationship to fruit and tree traits. Ecology and Evolution 6:1128-42. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1905

Lima, R. A. F., H. C. Muller-Landau, P. I. Prado, and R. Condit. 2016. How do size distributions relate to concurrently measured demographic rates? Evidence from over 150 tree species in Panama. Journal of Tropical Ecology 32:179-192. DOI:10.1017/S0266467416000146

Detto, M., and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2016. Stabilization of species coexistence in spatial models through the aggregation-segregation effect generated by local dispersal and nonspecific local interactions. Theoretical Population Biology 112:97-108. DOI:10.1016/j.tpb.2016.08.008

Chen, Yuxin, S. J. Wright, H. C. Muller-Landau, S. P. Hubbell, Y. Wang, and S. Yu. 2016. Positive effects of neighborhood complementarity on tree growth in a Neotropical forest. Ecology 97:776-785. DOI: 10.1890/15-0625.1

Marks, C. O., H. C. Muller-Landau, and D. Tilman. 2016. Tree diversity, tree height and environmental harshness in eastern and western North America. Ecology Letters 19:743-751. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12608

Zuleta, D., A. Duque, D. Cardenas, H. C. Muller-Landau, and S. Davies. 2017. Drought-induced mortality patterns and rapid biomass recovery in a terra firme forest in the Colombian Amazon. Ecology 98:2538-2546. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1950

Visser, M. D., M. Bruijning, S. J. Wright, H. C. Muller-Landau, E. Jongejans, L. S. Comita, and H. de Kroon. 2016. Functional traits as predictors of vital rates across the life-cycle of tropical trees. Functional Ecology 30:168-180. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12621

Detto, M. and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2016. Rates of formation and dissipation of clumping reveal lagged responses in tropical tree populations. Ecology 97:1170-1181. DOI: 10.1890/15-1505.1


Detto, M., G. P. Asner, H. C. Muller-Landau, and O. Sonnentag. 2015. Spatial variability in tropical forest leaf area density from multireturn LiDAR and modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research 120. DOI:10.10002/2014JG002774.

Anderson-Teixeira, K., J. C. McGarvey, H. C. Muller-Landau, J. Y. Park, E. Gonzalez-Akre, V. Herrmann, A. C. Bennett, C. V. So, N. A. Bourg, J. R. Thompson, S. M. McMahon, and W. J. McShea. 2015. Size-related scaling of tree form and function in a mixed-age forest. Functional Ecology 29:1587-1602. DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.12470


Jansen, P. A., M. D. Visser, S. J. Wright, G. Rutten, and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2014. Negative density-dependence of seed dispersal and seedling recruitment in a Neotropical palm. Ecology Letters 17:1111-1120. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12317

Muller-Landau, Helene C., Matteo Detto, Ryan A. Chisholm, Stephen P. Hubbell, and Richard Condit. 2014. Detecting and projecting changes in forest biomass from plot data. Pages 359-380 in Forests and Global Change. D. Coomes and D. Burslem, editors. Cambridge University Press.

Chave, J., M. Réjou-Méchain, A. Burquez, E. Chidumayo, M. S. Colgan, W. B. C. Delitti, A. Duque, T. Eid, P. M. Feranside, R. C. Goodman, M. Henry, A. Martinez-Yrizar, W. A. Mugasha, H. C. Muller-Landau, M. Mecuccini, B. W. Nelson, A. Ngomanda, E. M. Nogueira, E. Ortiz-Malavassi, R. Pélissier, P. Ploton, C. M. Ryan, J. G. Saldarriaga, G. Vieilledent. 2014. Improved allometric models to estimate the aboveground biomass of tropical trees. Global Change Biology 20(10):3177-3190. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12629

Anderson-Teixeira K. J., S. Davies, A. Bennett, E. Gonzalez-Akre, H. C. Muller-Landau, S. Wright, K. Abu Salim, A. Almeyda Zambrano, A. Alonso, J. Baltzer, Y. Basset, N. Bourg, E. Broadbent, W. Brockelman, S. Bunyavejchewin, D. Burslem, N. Butt, M. Cao, D. Cardenas, G. Chuyong, K. Clay, S. Cordell, H. Dattaraja, X. Deng, M. Detto, X. Du, A. Duque, D. Erikson, C. Ewango, G. Fischer, C. Fletcher, R. Foster, C. Giardina, G. Gilbert, N. Gunatilleke, S. Gunatilleke, Z. Hao, W. Hargrove, T. Hart, B. Hau, F. He, F. Hoffman, R. Howe, S. Hubbell, F. Inman-Narahari, P. Jansen, M. Jiang, D. Johnson, M. Kanzaki, A. Kassim, D. Kenfack, S. Kibet, M. Kinnaird, L. Korte, K. Kral, J. Kumar, A. Larson, Y. Li, X. Li, S. Liu, S. Lum, J. Lutz, K. Ma, D. Maddalena, J. Makana, Y. Malhi, T. Marthews, R. Mat Serudin, S. McMahon, W. McShea, H. Memiaghe, X. Mi, T. Mizuno, M. Morecroft, J. Myers, V. Novotny, A. d. Oliveira, P. Ong, D. Orwig, R. Ostertag, J. D. Ouden, G. Parker, R. Phillips, L. Sack, M. Sainge, W. Sang, K. Sri-ngernyuang, R. Sukumar, I. Sun, W. Sungpalee, H. Suresh, S. Tan, S. Thomas, D. Thomas, J. Thompson, B. Turner, M. Uriarte, R. Valencia, M. Vallejo, V. Vicentini, T. Vrška, X. Wang, X. Wang, G. Weiblen, A. Wolf, H. Xu, S. Yap, and J. Zimmerman. 2014. CTFS-ForestGEO: a worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. Global Change Biology 21:528-549. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12712

Cushman, K. C., H. C. Muller-Landau, R. Condit, and S. P. Hubbell. 2014. Improving estimates of biomass change in buttressed trees using tree taper models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5(6):573-582. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12187

Robeldo-Arnuncio, J. J., E. K. Klein, H. C. Muller-Landau, and L. Santamaria. 2014. Space, time and complexity in plant dispersal ecology. Movement Ecology 2:16. DOI:10.1186/s40462-014-0016-3

Muller-Landau, H. C. 2014. Plant diversity rooted in pathogens. Nature 506:44-45.

Réjou-Méchain, M., H. C. Muller-Landau, M. Detto, S. C. Thomas, T. Le Toan, S. S. Saatchi, J. S. Barreto-Silva, N. A. Bourg, S. Bunyavejchewin, N. Butt, W. Y. Brockelman, M. Cao, D. Cárdenas, J.-M. Chiang, G. B. Chuyong, K. Clay, R. Condit, H. S. Dattaaja, S. J. Davies, A. Duque, S. Esufali, C. Ewango, R. H. S. Fernando, C. D. Fletcher, I. A. U. N. Gunatilleke, Z. Hao, K. E. Harms, T. B. Hart, B. Hérault, R. W. Howe, S. P. Hubbell, D. J. Johnson, D. Kenfack, A. J. Larson, L. Lin, Y. Lin, J. A. Lutz, J.-R. Makana, Y. Malhi, T. R. Marthews, R. W. McEwan, S. M. McMahon, W. J. McShea, R. Muscarella, A. Nathalang, N. S. M. Noor, C. J. Nytch, A. A. Oliveira, R. P. Phillips, N. Pongpattananurak, R. Punchi-Manage, R. Salim, J. Schurman, R. Sukumar, H. S. Suresh, U. Suwanvecho, D. W. Thomas, J. Thompson, M. Uríarte, R. Valencia, A. Vicentini, A. T. Wolf, S. Yap, Z. Yuan, C. E. Zartman, J. K. Zimmerman, and J. Chave. 2014. Local spatial structure of forest biomass and its consequences for remote sensing of carbon stocks. Biogeosciences 11: 6827-6840. DOI:10.5194/bg-11-6827-2014, 2014.


Larjavaara, Markku and Helene C. Muller-Landau. 2013. Measuring tree height: a quantitative comparison of two common field methods in a moist tropical forest. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:793-801. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12071

Puerta Piñero Carol, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Osvaldo Calderón, and S. Joseph Wright. 2013. Seed arrival in tropical forest tree fall gaps. Ecology 94:1552-1562.

Ngo, Kang Min, Benjamin L. Turner, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Stuart J. Davies, Markku Larjavaara, Nik Faizu bin Nik Hassan, and Shawn Lum. 2013. Carbon stocks in primary and secondary tropical forests in Singapore. Forest Ecology and Management 296:81-89.

Asner, Gregory P., Joseph Mascaro, Christopher Anderson, David E Knapp, Roberta E Martin, Ty Kennedy-Bowdoin, Michiel van Breugel, Stuart Davies, Jefferson S Hall, Helene C Muller-Landau, Catherine Potvin, Wayne Sousa, Joseph Wright and Eldridge Bermingham. 2013. High-fidelity national carbon mapping for resource management and REDD+. Carbon Balance and Management 8:7.

Chisholm, Ryan A., Helene C. Muller-Landau, K. Abd. Rahman, Daniel P. Bebber, Yue Bin, Stephanie A. Bohlman, Norman A. Bourg, Joshua Brinks, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Nathalie Butt, Honglin Cao, Min Cao, Dairon Cárdenas, Li-Wan Chang, Jyh-Min Chiang, George Chuyong, Richard Condit, H. S. Dattaraja, Stuart Davies, Alvaro Duque, Christine Fletcher, C. V. S. Gunatilleke, I. A. U. Nimal Gunatilleke, Zhanqing Hao, Rhett D. Harrison, Robert Howe, Chang-Fu Hsieh, Stephen P. Hubbell, Akira Itoh, David Kenfack, Somboon Kiratiprayoon, Andrew J. Larson, Juyu Lian, Dunmei Lin, Haifeng Liu, James A. Lutz, Keping Ma, Yadvinder Malhi, Sean McMahon, William McShea, Madhava Meegaskumbura, S. Mohd. Razman, Michael D. Morecroft, Christopher J. Nytch, Alexandre Oliveira, Geoffrey G. Parker, Sandeep Pulla, Ruwan Punchi-Manage, Hugo Romero-Saltos, Weiguo Sang, Jon Schurman, Sheng-Hsin Su, Raman Sukumar, I-Fang Sun, H. S. Suresh, Sylvester Tan, Duncan Thomas, Sean Thomas, Jill Thompson, Renato Valencia, Amy Wolf, Sandra Yap, Wanhui Ye, Zuoqiang Yuan and Jess K. Zimmerman. 2013. Scale-dependent relationships between tree species richness and ecosystem function in forests. Journal of Ecology 101(5):1214-1224.

Detto, Matteo, and Helene C. Muller-Landau. 2013. Fitting ecological process models to spatial patterns using scale-wise variances and moment equations. American Naturalist 181:E68-E82.

Detto, Matteo, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Joseph Mascaro, and Gregory P. Asner. 2013. Hydrological networks and associated topographic variation as templates for the spatial organization of tropical forest vegetation. PLOS ONE 8(10):e76296.


Larjavaara, M. and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2012. Temperature explains global variation in biomass among humid old-growth forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21:998-1006.

Muller-Landau, H. C. 2012. Plant dispersal. Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology (edited by A. Hastings and L. Gross) pp. 198-202.

Asner, G. P., J. Mascaro, H. C. Muller-Landau, G. Vieilledent, R. Vaudry, M. Rasamoelina, J. Hall, and M. van Breugel. 2012. A universal airborne LiDAR approach for tropical forest carbon mapping. Oecologia 168: 1147-1160.

van Putten, B., M. D. Visser, H. C. Muller-Landau, and P. A. Jansen. 2012. Distorted-distance models for directional dispersal: a general framework with application to a wind-dispersed tree. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3:642-652.

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