Pictured from left: Gyorgy Barabas, Rosalyn Rael, Annette Ostling, Susanna Messinger, Rafael D`Andrea. 


Ostling Lab Publications



(*Postdoc advised by Ostling, **Graduate Student advised by Ostling, ***Undergraduate Student advised by Ostling)




1.        D`Andrea R. ** and A. Ostling (In Press) Can clustering in genotype space reveal ``niches``? American Naturalist.


2.        Barabas, G.**, L. Pasztor, G. Meszena and A. Ostling (2014) Community-wide sensitivity analysis: theory and application.  Ecology Letters (Ideas & Perspectives piece) 17:1479-1494. DOI:10.1111/ele.12350 pdf


3.        Marquet P.A., A.P. Allen, J.H. Brown, J. Dunne, B.J. Enquist, J. Gillooly, P.A. Gowaty, J.L. Green, D. Storch, J. Harte, S.P. Hubbell, J. O`Dwyer, J. Okie, M. Ritchie, A. Ostling, and G.B. West (2014) On theory in ecology.  Bioscience 64:701-710. DOI:10.1093/biosci/biu098 pdf


4.        Barabas, G.**, G. Meszena, and A. Ostling (2014) Fixed point sensitivity analysis of interacting structured populations. Journal of Theoretical Biology 92:97-106. DOI:10.1016/j.tpb.2013.12.001 pdf


5.        Messinger, S. ** and A. Ostling  (2013) Predator evolution in space: self-shading leads to novel effects of predator and prey ecology on the predator`s evolved attack rate. Theoretical Population Biology 89:55-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.tpb.2013.08.003  pdf  supplemental supplemental animation 1  supplemental animation 2  supplemental animation 3 


6.        Barabas, G.** and A. Ostling (2013) Community robustness in periodic environments for discrete-time dynamics.  Ecological Complexity 15:122-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2013.07.001 pdf


7.        Barabas, G.**, R. D`Andrea**, R. Rael*, G. Meszena, and A. Ostling (In Press) Emergent neutrality or hidden niches? Oikos. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00298.x, reply DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00790.x


8.        Sedio, B.** and A. Ostling (2013) How specialized must natural enemies be to facilitate coexistence among plants? Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12130 pdf supp Online publication date: June, 2013


9.        D`Andrea, R. **, G. Barabas**, and A. Ostling (2013) Revising the tolerance-fecundity tradeoff, or On the consequences of discontinuous resource use.  The American Naturalist 181: E91-E101.  DOI: 10.1086/669902 pdf supp_appA  supp_appB  supp_appC  supp_appD


10.     Messinger, S.** and A. Ostling (2013) The influence of host reproduction, host death, and pathogen virulence on the evolution of pathogen transmission in a spatial context.  Evolutionary Ecology 27: 353-380.  DOI: 10.1007/s10682-012-9594-y pdf  Online publication date: August, 2012.


11.     Barabas, G.**, R. D`Andrea**, and A. Ostling (2013) Species packing in nonsmooth competition models.  Theoretical Ecology 6:1-19 DOI: 10.1007/s12080-011-0151-z pdf  Online publication date: January, 2012


12.     Zhang, D. Y., B. Y. Zhang, K. Lin, X. Jiang, Y. Tao, S. Hubbell, F. He, and A. Ostling (2012) Demographic tradeoffs shape species abundance and diversity.  Journal of Plant Ecology 5:82-88. DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtr039 pdf



13.     Ostling, A. (2012) Large-scale spatial synchrony and the stability of forest biodiversity revisited.  Journal of Plant Ecology 5:52-63. DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtr035 pdf  Recommended by Faculty of 1000



14.     Barabas, G. **, G. Meszena, and A. Ostling  (2012) Community robustness and limiting similarity in periodic environments.  Theoretical Ecology 5:265-282.  DOI: 10.1007/s12080-011-0127-z pdf  Online publication date: May 2011



15.     Ostling, A.  (2012) Do fitness-equalizing tradeoffs lead to neutral communities?  Theoretical Ecology 5:181-194.  DOI: 10.1007/s12080-010-0107-8 pdf supplementary material Online publication date: Jan, 2011



16.    Brym, Z. T. ***, J. K. Lake*, D. Allen, and A. Ostling.  (2011) Plant functional traits suggest novel ecological strategy for an invasive shrub in an understory woody plant community.  Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 1098-1106. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02049.x pdf 



17.     Lake, J. K.*, and A. Ostling (2009)  Comment on: Functional Traits and Niche-Based Tree Community Assembly in an Amazonian Forest.  Science 324:1015-c. pdf kraft reply original kraft article



18.     Messinger, S. ** and A. Ostling (2009) The consequences of spatial structure for pathogen evolution.  The American Naturalist 174:441-454. pdf



19.     Morlon, H., White, E., Etienne, R., Green, J., Ostling, A., Alonso, D., Enquist, B., He, F.,  Hurlbert, A., Magurran, A., Maurer, B., McGill, B., Olff, H., Storch, D., and T. Zillio (2009)  Taking species abundance distributions beyond individuals.  Ecology Letters 12:488-501. pdf   



20.     O`Dwyer, J. P., J. K. Lake*, A. Ostling, V. M. Savage, and J. L. Green (2009)  An intergrative framework for stochastic, size-structured community assembly.  PNAS 106:6170-6175. pdf supplemental  Recommended by Faculty of 1000



21.     Ballantyne, F., D. Menge, A. Ostling, and P. Hosseini.  (2008)  Nutrient recycling affects autotroph and ecosystem stochiometry.  American Naturalist 171: 511-523. pdf



22.     Alonso, D.*, A. Ostling, and R. Etienne.  (2008) The assumption of symmetry and species abundance distributions.  Ecology Letters 11:93-105. pdf  sup1 sup2



23.     McGill, B., R. S. Ettiene, J. Gray, D. Alonso, M. J. Anderson, H. K. Benecha, M. Dornelas, B. J. Enquist, J. L. Green, F. He, A. Hurlbert, A. E. Magurran, P. A. Marquet, B. A. Maurer, A. Ostling, C. U. Sokyan, K. Ugland, and E. White (2007) Species abundance distributions: Moving beyond single prediction theories to integration within an ecological framework. Ecology Letters 10:  995-1015. pdf



24.     Carey, S., A. Ostling, Harte, J., and R. del Moral.  (2007) Impact of curve construction and community dynamics on the species-time relationship.  Ecology 88: 2145-2153. pdf



25.     Ostling, A. (2005) Neutral theory tested by birds.  Nature 436: 635. (News and Views) pdf



26.     Harte, J., E. Conlisk, A. Ostling, J. L. Green, and A. B. Smith. (2005) A theory of spatial-abundance and species-abundance distributions in ecological communities at multiple spatial scales. Ecological Monographs 75: 179-197. pdf



27.     Harte, J., A. Ostling, J. L. Green, and A. P. Kinzig. (2004) Climate Change and Extinction.  Nature 430: Brief Communications. pdf



28.     Ostling, A., J. Harte, J. L. Green, and A. P. Kinzig. (2004) Self-similarity, the power-law form of the species-area relationship, and a probability rule:  A reply.  The American Naturalist 163: 627-633. pdf



29.     Brose, U., A. Ostling, K. Harrison, and N. D. Martinez. (2004) Unified spatial scaling of species and their trophic interactions.  Nature 428:167-171. pdf



30.     Green, J. L., and A. Ostling.  (2003) Endemics-area relationships: the influence of species dominance and spatial aggregation.  Ecology 84: 3090-3094. pdf 



31.     Ostling, A., J. Harte, J. L. Green, and A. P. Kinzig. (2003) A community-level fractal property produces power-law species-area relationships in nature. Oikos 103: 218-224. pdf



32.     Green, J. L., J. Harte, and A. Ostling.  (2003) Species richness, endemism and abundance patterns:  tests of two fractal models in a serpentine grassland Ecology Letters 6: 919-928. pdf



33.     Harte, J., T. Blackburn, and A. Ostling. (2001) Self-similarity and the relationship between abundance and range size. The American Naturalist 157:374-386. pdf



34.     Green, J. L., J. Harte, and A. Ostling. (2001) Global warming, temperature homogenization and species extinction, in Biotic Homogenization, Lockwood, J. and M. McKinney, editors, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers (2001). pdf



35.     Ostling, A., J. Harte, and J. Green. (2000) Self-similarity and clustering in the spatial distribution of species -Technical Comment. Science 290:671a. pdf  Condit article  


36.     Sardesai M., C. Figge, M. Bodner, M. Crosby, J. Hansen, J. A. Quillfeldt, S. Landau, A. Ostling, S. Vuong, and G. L. Shaw.  (2001) Reliable short-term memory in the trion model: toward a cortical language and grammar. Biological Cybernetics 84:173-182.