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Helene Muller-Landau


Bin, Yue, Wanhui Ye, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Linfang Wu, Juyu Lian, and Honglin Cao. 2012. Unimodal tree size distributions possibly result from relatively strong conservatism in intermediate size classes. PLOS ONE 7:e52596.

Schnitzer, Stefan A., Scott A. Mangan, James W. Dalling, Claire A. Baldeck, Stephen P. Hubbell, Alicia Ledo, Helene Muller-Landau, Michael f. Tobin, Salomon Aguilar, David Brassfield, Andres Hernandez, Suzanne Lao, Rolando Perez, Oldemar Valdes, and Suzanne Rutishauer Yorke. 2012. Liana abundance, diversity, and distribution on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. PLoS ONE, 7(12): e52114.

Larjavaara, M. and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2012. Still rethinking the value of high wood density. American Journal of Botany 99:165-168.

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.


Larjavaara, M., and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2011. Cross-section mass: An improved basis for woody debris necromass inventory. Silva Fennica 45:291-298.

Mascaro, J., M. Detto, G. P. Asner, and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2011. Evaluating uncertainty in mapping carbon with airborne LiDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment 115:3770-3774.

Beckman, N. G. and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2011. Linking fruit traits to variation in vertebrate seed predation, insect seed predation, and pathogen attack during the predispersal stage among seven Neotropical tree and vine species. Ecology 92:2131-2140.

Mascaro, J., G. P. Asner, H. C. Muller-Landau, M. van Breugel, J. Hall, and K. Dahlin. 2011. Controls over aboveground forest carbon density on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Biogeosciences 8:1615-1629.

Jones, F. A., D. L. Erickson, M. A. Bernal, E. Bermingham, W. J. Kress, E. A. Herre, H. C. Muller-Landau, B. L. Turner. 2011. The roots of diversity: below ground species richness and rooting distributions in a tropical forest revealed by DNA barcodes and inverse modeling. PLoS One 6:e24506.

Chisholm, R. A. and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2011. A theoretical model linking interspecific variation in density dependence to species abundances. Theoretical Ecology 4:241-253.

Visser, M. D., H. C. Muller-Landau, S. J. Wright, G. Rutten, and P. A. Jansen. 2011. Tri-trophic interactions affect density dependence of seed fate in a tropical forest palm. Ecology Letters 14:1093-1100.


Larjavaara, M. and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2010. Rethinking the value of high wood density. Functional Ecology 24:701-705.

Larjavaara, M. and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2010. Comparison of decay classification, knife test and two penetrometers for estimating wood density of coarse woody debris. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 2313-232.

Jansen, P. A., H. C. Muller-Landau, and S. J. Wright. 2010. Bushmeat hunting and climate: an indirect link. Science 327:30.

Dewalt, S. J., S. A. Schnitzer, J. Chave, F. Bongers, R. J. Burnham, Z. Cai, G. Chuyong, D. B. Clark, C. E. N. Ewango, J. J. Gerwing, E. Gortaire, T. Hart, G. Ibarra-Manríquez, K. Ickes, D. Kenfack, M. J. Macía, J. Makana, M. Martínez-Ramos, J. Mascaro, S. Moses, H. C. Muller-Landau, M. P. E. Parren, N. Parthasarathy, D. R. Pérez-Salicrup, F. E. Putz, H. Romero-Saltos, and D. Thomas. 2010. Annual rainfall and seasonality predict pan-tropical patterns of liana density and basal area. Biotropica 42:309-317.

Muller-Landau, H. C. 2010. The tolerance-fecundity tradeoff and the maintenance of diversity in seed size. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:4242-4247.

Comita, L. H. C. Muller-Landau, S. Aguilar, and S. P. Hubbell. 2010. Asymmetric density dependence shapes species abundances in a tropical tree community. Science 329:330-332.


Muller-Landau, H. C. 2009. Sink in the African jungle. Nature 457:969-970.

Valencia, R., R. Condit, H. C. Muller-Landau, C. Hernandez, and H. Navarrete. 2009. Dissecting biomass dynamics in a large Amazonian forest plot and hypotheses about causes. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25:473-482.

Wright, S. J., H. C. Muller-Landau, G. A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, C. Portillo-Quintero, and D. Davies. 2009. The future of Southeast Asian forests and their species. Pages 91-104 in Prepare for Impact! When people and the environment collide in the Tropics. Papers from the May 2005 Charles Darwin Symposium, Charles Darwin University. N. Stacey, B. Campbell, G. Boggs, B. Campbell, and W. Steffen, editors. CDU Press, Darwin.

Wright, S. J., H. C. Muller-Landau, and J. Schipper. 2009. The future of tropical species on a warmer planet. Conservation Biology 23(6):1418-1426.


Muller-Landau, H. C. 2008. Colonization-related tradeoffs in tropical forests and their role in the maintenance of plant species diversity. Pages 182-195 in Tropical Forest Community Ecology. W. P. Carson and S. A. Schnitzer, editors. Blackwell Scientific.

Muller-Landau, H. C., S. J. Wright, O. Calderon, R. Condit, and S. P. Hubbell. 2008. Interspecific variation in primary seed dispersal in a tropical forest. Journal of Ecology 96:653-667.

Jansen, P. A., S. A. Bohlman, C. X. Garzon-Lopez, H. Olff, H. C. Muller-Landau, and S. J. Wright. 2008. Large-scale spatial variation in palm fruit abundance across a tropical moist forest estimated from high-resolution aerial photographs. Ecography 31:33-42.

Chave, J., R. Condit, H. C. Muller-Landau, S. C. Thomas, P. S. Ashton, S. Bunyavejchewin, L. L. Co, H. S. Dattaraja, S. J. Davies, S. Esufali, C. E. N. Ewango, K. J. Feeley, R. B. Foster, N. Gunatilleke, S. Gunatilleke, P. Hall, T. B. Hart, C. Hernández, S. P. Hubbell, A. Itoh, S. Kiratiprayoon, J. V. LaFrankie, S. Loo de Lao, J.-R. Makana, M. N. S. Noor, A. R. Kassim, C. Samper, R. Sukumar, H. S. Suresh, S. Tan, J. Thompson, M. D. C. Tongco, R. Valencia, M. Vallejo, G. Villa, T. Yamakura, J. K. Zimmerman, and E. C. Losos. 2008. Assessing Evidence for a Pervasive Alteration in Tropical Tree Communities. PLoS Biology 6:e45.

Jones, F. A. and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2008. Combining inverse modeling, seed trap data, and genetic identification of parent trees to better estimate seed dispersal. Journal of Ecology 96:642-652.

Poorter, L., S. J. Wright, H. Paz, D. D. Ackerly, R. Condit, G. Ibarra-Manríquez, K. E. Harms, J. C. Licona, M. Martínez-Ramos, S. J. Mazer, H. C. Muller-Landau, M. Peña-Claros, C. O. Webb, and I. J. Wright. 2008. Are functional traits good predictors of demographic rates? Evidence from five Neotropical forests. Ecology 89:1908-1920.

Wright, S. J. A. Trakhtenbrot, G. Bohrer, M. Detto, G. G. Katul, N. Horvitz, H. C. Muller-Landau, F. A. Jones, and R. Nathan. 2008. Understanding strategies for seed dispersal by wind under contrasting atmospheric conditions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105:19084-19089.

Venable, D. L., A. Flores-Martinez, H. C. Muller-Landau, G. Barron-Gafford, and J. X. Becerra. 2008. Dispersal in desert annuals. Ecology 89:2218-2227.


Marks, C. O. and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2007. Technical comment on “From Plant Traits to Plant Communities: A Statistical Mechanistic Approach to Biodiversity”. Science 316:1425c.

Wright, Ian J., D. D. Ackerly, F. Bongers, K. E. Harms, G. Ibarra-Manriquez, M. Martinez-Ramos, S. J. Mazer, H. C. Muller-Landau, H. Paz, N. C. A. Pitman, L. Poorter, M. R. Silman, C. F. Vriesendorp, C. O. Webb, M. Westoby, S. J. Wright. 2007. Relationships among key dimensions of plant trait variation in seven Neotropical forests. Annals of Botany 99:1003-1015.

Muller-Landau, H. C. and F. R. Adler. 2007. How seed dispersal affects interactions with specialized natural enemies and their contribution to diversity maintenance. Pages 407-426 in Seed Dispersal: Theory and its Application in a Changing World. A. J. Dennis, E. W. Schupp, R. J. Green, and D. W. Westcott, editors. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Muller-Landau, H. C. 2007. Predicting the long-term effects of hunting on plant species composition and diversity in tropical forests. Biotropica 39 (3):372-384.


Muller-Landau, H. C., R. S. Condit, J. Chave, S. C. Thomas, S. A. Bohlman, S. Bunyavejchewin, S. Davies, R. Foster, S. Gunatilleke, N. Gunatilleke, K. E. Harms, T. Hart, S. P. Hubbell, A. Itoh, A. R. Kassim, J. V. LaFrankie, H. S. Lee, E. Losos, J.-R. Makana, T. Ohkubo, R. Sukumar, I.-F. Sun, N. Supardi M. N., S. Tan, J. Thompson, R. Valencia, G. Villa Muñoz, C. Wills, T. Yamakura, G. Chuyong, H. S. Dattaraja, S. Esufali, P. Hall, C. Hernandez, D. Kenfack, S. Kiratiprayoon, H. S. Suresh, D. Thomas, M. I. Vallejo, and P. Ashton. 2006. Testing metabolic ecology theory for allometric scaling of tree size, growth, and mortality in tropical forests. Ecology Letters 9:575-588.

Muller-Landau, H. C., Condit, R., Chave, J., Thomas, S. C., Bohlman, S.A., Bunyavejchewin, S., Davies, S., Foster, R., Gunatilleke, S., Gunatilleke, N., Harms, K.E., Hart, T., Hubbell, S. P., Itoh, A., Kassim, A. R., LaFrankie, J., Lee, H.S., Losos, E., Makana, J.-R., Okhubo, T., Sukumar, R., Sun, I.-F., Nur Supardi, M.N., Tan, S., Thomspon, J., Valencia, R., Villa Muñoz, Wills, C., Yamakura, T., Chuyong, G., Dattaraja, S. D., Esufali, S., Hall, P., Hernandez, C., Kenfack, D., Kiratiprayoon, S., Suresh, H. S., Thomas, D., Vallejo, M, and Ashton, P. 2006. Testing metabolic ecology theory for allometric scaling of tree size, growth, and mortality in tropical forests. Ecology Letters 9: 575-588.

Gilbert, B. G., S. J. Wright, H. C. Muller-Landau, K. Kitajima, A. Hernandez. 2006. Life history trade-offs in tropical trees and lianas. Ecology 87:1281-1288.


Wright, S. J., H. C. Muller-Landau, O. Calderón, and A. Hernández. 2005. Annual and spatial variation in seedfall and seedling recruitment in a Neotropical forest. Putative mast seeding, seed fate, and El Niño climate fluctuation in a Neotropical forest. Ecology 86(4):848-860.


Wright, S. J., H. C. Muller-Landau, R. Condit, and S. P. Hubbell. 2003. Gap-dependent recruitment, realized vital rates, and size distributions of tropical trees. Ecology 84:3174-3185.

Levin, S., H. C. Muller-Landau, J. Chave, and R. Nathan. 2003. The ecology and evolution of dispersal: a theoretical perspective. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 34:575-604.


Muller-Landau, H. C., S. J. Wright, O. Calderón, S. P. Hubbell, and R. B. Foster. 2002. Assessing recruitment limitation: concepts, methods and examples for tropical forest trees. Pages 35-53 in Seed Dispersal and Frugivory: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. J. Levey, W. R. Silva and M. Galetti, editors. Oxfordshire, UK: CAB International.

Chave, J., H. C. Muller-Landau, and S. A. Levin. 2002. Comparing classical community models: Theoretical consequences for patterns of diversity. American Naturalist 159:1-23.

Chave, J., H. C. Muller-Landau, R. Condit, N. Pitman, J. Terborgh, S. P. Hubbell, and E. G. Leigh. 2002. Beta-diversity in tropical forests - Response. Science 297: 1439a.

Dalling, J., H. C. Muller-Landau, S. J. Wright, and S. P. Hubbell. 2002. Role of dispersal in the recruitment limitation of Neotropical pioneer species. Journal of Ecology 90:714-727.

Condit, R., N. Pitman, E.G. Leigh, J. Chave, J. Terborgh, R. B. Foster, P. Núñez, S. Aguilar, R. Valencia, G. Villa, H. C. Muller-Landau, E. Losos, S. P. Hubbell. 2002. Beta-diversity in tropical forest trees. Science 295: 666-669.


Nathan, R. and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2000. Spatial patterns of seed dispersal, their determinants and consequences for recruitment. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 15:278-285.

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