2016 (4)
Mutualism Persistence and Abandonment during the Evolution of the Mycorrhizal Symbiosis. Maherali, H.; Oberle, B.; Stevens, P. F; Cornwell, W. K; and McGlinn, D. J The American Naturalist, 188(5): E000--E000. 2016.
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Strong but diverging clonality-climate relationships of different plant clades explain weak overall pattern across China. Ye, D.; Liu, G.; Song, Y.; Cornwell, W. K; Dong, M.; and Cornelissen, J. H. Scientific Reports, 6: 26850. 2016.
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Does plant size affect growth responses to water availability at glacial, modern and future CO2 concentrations?. Liu, J.; Temme, A. A; Cornwell, W. K; van Logtestijn, R. S.; Aerts, R.; and Cornelissen, J. H. Ecological Research, 1--15. 2016.
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A simple approach for maximizing the overlap of phylogenetic and comparative data. Pennell, M.; FitzJohn, R.; and Cornwell, W. K Methods in Ecology and Evolution, . 2016.
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  2015 (16)
Functional traits drive the contribution of solar radiation to leaf litter decomposition among multiple arid-zone species. Pan, X.; Song, Y.; Liu, G.; Hu, Y.; Ye, X.; Cornwell, W. K; Prinzing, A.; Dong, M.; and Cornelissen, J. H. Scientific Reports, 5. 2015.
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Toward a better understanding of variation in the amount of leaf area in vegetation. Cornwell, W. K. Journal of Vegetation Science, 26: 1028--1029. 2015.
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Model adequacy and the macroevolution of angiosperm functional traits. Pennell, M. W.; FitzJohn, R. G.; Cornwell, W. K.; and Harmon, L. J. The American Naturalist, 186(2): pp. E33-E50. 2015.
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Burn or rot: leaf traits explain why flammability and decomposability are decoupled across species. Grootemaat, S.; Wright, I. J; Bodegom, P. M; Cornelissen, J. H.; and Cornwell, W. K Functional Ecology, 29: 1486--1497. 2015.
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Decomposition of 51 semidesert species from wide-ranging phylogeny is faster in standing and sand-buried than in surface leaf litters: implications for carbon and nutrient dynamics. Liu, G; Cornwell, W.; Pan, X.; Ye, D.; Liu, F.; Huang, Z.; Dong, M.; and Cornelissen, J. H. Plant and Soil, 1--13. 2015.
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Evolutionary signals of symbiotic persistence in the legume–rhizobia mutualism. Werner, G.; Cornwell, W.; Cornelissen, J.; and Kiers, E. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201424030--201424030. Jun 2015.
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Global effects of soil and climate on leaf photosynthetic traits and rates. Maire, V; Wright, I.; Prentice, I.; Batjes, N.; Bhaskar, R; van Bodegom, P.; Cornwell, W.; and et al. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24: 706--717. Jun 2015.
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Zanne et al. reply. Zanne, A.; Tank, D.; Cornwell, W.; and et al. Nature, 521: E6--E7. May 2015.
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Trees, branches and (square) roots: Why evolutionary relatedness is not linearly related to functional distance. Letten, A.; and Cornwell, W. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6: 439--444. Apr 2015.
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Global patterns of plant root colonization intensity by mycorrhizal fungi explained by climate and soil chemistry. Soudzilovskaia, N.; Douma, J.; Akhmetzhanova, A.; van Bodegom, P.; Cornwell, W.; Moens, E.; Treseder, K.; Tibbett, M; Wang, Y.; and Cornelissen, J. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24: 371--382. Mar 2015.
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Flammability across the gymnosperm phylogeny: the importance of litter particle size. Cornwell, W.; Elvira, A; van Kempen, L; van Logtestijn, R.; Aptroot, A; and Cornelissen, J. New Phytologist, 206: 672--681. Apr 2015.
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Divergence of above- and belowground C and N pool within predominant plant species along two precipitation gradients in North China. Ye, X.; Pan, X; Cornwell, W.; Gao, S.; Dong, M; and Cornelissen, J. Biogeosciences, 12: 457--465. Jan 2015.
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Impact of land-use on carbon storage as dependent on soil texture: Evidence from a desertified dryland using repeated paired sampling design. Ye, X; Tang, S; Cornwell, W.; Gao, S; Huang, Z; Dong, M; and Cornelissen, J. Journal of Environmental Management, 150(C): 489--498. Mar 2015.
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A geographic mosaic of climate change impacts on terrestrial vegetation: which areas are most at risk?. Ackerly, D.; Cornwell, W.; Weiss, S.; Flint, L.; and Flint, A. PLOS ONE, 10: e0130629--e0130629. Jun 2015.
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Termites amplify the effects of wood traits on decomposition rates among multiple bamboo and dicot woody species. Liu, G; Cornwell, W.; and et al. Journal of Ecology, n/a--n/a. Jun 2015.
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Topographic, latitudinal and climatic distribution of Pinus coulteri : geographic range limits are not at the edge of the climate envelope. Chardon, N.; Cornwell, W.; Flint, L.; Flint, A.; and Ackerly, D. Ecography, 38: 590--601. Jun 2015.
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  2014 (13)
The effects of phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation on forecasts of species range shifts under climate change. Valladares, F; Matesanz, S; Guilhaumon, F; Araújo, M.; Balaguer, L; Benito-Garzón, M; Cornwell, W; Gianoli, E; van Kleunen, M; Naya, D.; Nicotra, A.; Poorter, H; and Zavala, M. Ecology Letters, 17: 1351--1364. Nov 2014.
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Weak phylogenetic signal in physiological traits of methane-oxidizing bacteria. Krause, S; van Bodegom, P.; Cornwell, W.; and Bodelier, P. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 1240--1247. Jun 2014.
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Interactions between fine wood decomposition and flammability. Zhao, W; Blauw, L; van Logtestijn, R; Cornwell, W; and Cornelissen, J Forests, 5: 827--846. Apr 2014.
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Functional distinctiveness of major plant lineages. Cornwell, W.; and et al. Journal of Ecology, 102: 345--356. 2014.
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The Tree of Life in ecosystems: evolution of plant effects on carbon and nutrient cycling. Cornelissen, J.; and Cornwell, W. Journal of Ecology, 102: 269--274. Mar 2014.
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Understanding the ecosystem implications of the angiosperm rise to dominance: leaf litter decomposability among magnoliids and other basal angiosperms. Liu, G; Cornwell, W.; Pan, X; Cao, K; Ye, X; Huang, Z; Dong, M; and Cornelissen, J. Journal of Ecology, 102: 337--344. Mar 2014.
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A single evolutionary innovation drives the deep evolution of symbiotic N2-fixation in angiosperms. Werner, G.; Cornwell, W.; Sprent, J.; Kattge, J; and Kiers, E. Nature Communications, 5. Jun 2014.
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Experimental evidence that the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck model best describes the evolution of leaf litter decomposability. Pan, X; Cornelissen, J.; Zhao, W.; Liu, G.; Hu, Y.; Prinzing, A; Dong, M; and Cornwell, W. Ecology and Evolution, 4: 3339--3349. Sep 2014.
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Global relationship of wood and leaf litter decomposability: The role of functional traits within and across plant organs. Pietsch, K.; Ogle, K; Cornelissen, J.; Cornwell, W.; Bönisch, G; Craine, J.; Jackson, B.; Kattge, J; Peltzer, D.; Penuelas, J; Reich, P.; Wardle, D.; Weedon, J.; Wright, I.; Zanne, A.; and Wirth, C Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23: 1046--1057. 2014.
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How much of the world is woody?. Fitzjohn, R.; Pennell, M.; Zanne, A.; Stevens, P.; Tank, D.; and Cornwell, W. Journal of Ecology, 102: 1266--1272. 2014.
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Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Zanne, A.; Tank, D.; Cornwell, W.; Eastman, J.; Smith, S.; FitzJohn, R.; McGlinn, D.; O’Meara, B.; Moles, A.; Reich, P.; Royer, D.; Soltis, D.; Stevens, P.; Westoby, M; Wright, I.; Aarssen, L; Bertin, R.; Calaminus, A; Govaerts, R; Hemmings, F; Leishman, M.; Oleksyn, J; Soltis, P.; Swenson, N.; Warman, L; and Beaulieu, J. Nature, 506: 89--92. Dec 2014.
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Which is a better predictor of plant traits: temperature or precipitation?. Moles, A.; Perkins, S.; Laffan, S.; Flores-Moreno, H; Awasthy, M; Tindall, M.; Sack, L; Pitman, A; Kattge, J; Aarssen, L; Anand, M; Bahn, M; Blonder, B; Cavender-Bares, J; Cornelissen, J.; Cornwell, W.; and et al. Journal of Vegetation Science, 25: 1167--1180. Sep 2014.
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Decomposition trajectories of diverse litter types: a model selection analysis. Cornwell, W.; and Weedon, J. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5: 173--182. Feb 2014.
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  2013 (8)
A broader perspective on plant domestication and nutrient and carbon cycling. Cornwell, W.; and Cornelissen, J. New Phytologist, 198: 331--333. Apr 2013.
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Abundance, rarity and invasion debt among exotic species in a patchy ecosystem. Bennett, J.; Vellend, M; Lilley, P.; Cornwell, W.; and Arcese, P Biological Invasions, 15: 707--716. Mar 2013.
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Correlations between physical and chemical defences in plants: tradeoffs, syndromes, or just many different ways to skin a herbivorous cat?. Moles, A.; Peco, B; Wallis, I.; Foley, W.; Poore, A.; Seabloom, E.; Vesk, P.; Bisigato, A.; Cella-Pizarro, L; Clark, C.; Cohen, P.; Cornwell, W.; and et al New Phytologist, 198: 252--263. Apr 2013.
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Effects of growth form and functional traits on response of woody plants to clearing and fragmentation of subtropical rainforest. Kooyman, R.; Zanne, A.; Gallagher, R.; Cornwell, W.; Rossetto, M; O'Connor, P; Parkes, E.; Catterall, C.; Laffan, S.; and Lusk, C. Conservation Biology, 27: 1468--1477. Dec 2013.
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Leaf traits within communities: Context may affect the mapping of traits to function. Funk, J.; and Cornwell, W. Ecology, 94: 1893--1897. Sep 2013.
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Linking litter decomposition of above- and below-ground organs to plant-soil feedbacks worldwide. Freschet, G.; Cornwell, W.; Wardle, D.; Elumeeva, T.; Liu, W; Jackson, B.; Onipchenko, V.; Soudzilovskaia, N.; Tao, J; and Cornelissen, J. Journal of Ecology, 101: 943--952. Jul 2013.
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Meta-analysis reveals profound responses of plant traits to glacial CO 2 levels. Temme, A.; Cornwell, W.; Cornelissen, J.; and Aerts, R Ecology and Evolution, 3: 4525--4535. Nov 2013.
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New handbook for standardised measurement of plant functional traits worldwide. Pérez-Harguindeguy, N; Díaz, S; Garnier, E; Lavorel, S; Poorter, H; Jaureguiberry, P; Bret-Harte, M.; Cornwell, W.; Craine, J.; Gurvich, D.; Urcelay, C; Veneklaas, E.; Reich, P.; Poorter, L; Wright, I.; Ray, P; Enrico, L; Pausas, J.; de Vos, A.; Buchmann, N; Funes, G; Quétier, F; Hodgson, J.; Thompson, K; Morgan, H.; ter Steege, H; Sack, L; Blonder, B; Poschlod, P; Vaieretti, M.; Conti, G; Staver, A.; Aquino, S; and Cornelissen, J. Australian Journal of Botany, 61: 167--167. 2013.
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  2012 (5)
A rediscovered treasure: mycorrhizal intensity database for 3000 vascular plant species across the former Soviet Union. Akhmetzhanova, A.; Soudzilovskaia, N.; Onipchenko, V.; Cornwell, W.; Agafonov, V.; Selivanov, I.; and Cornelissen, J. Ecology, 93: 689--690. Mar 2012.
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An evolutionary attractor model for sapwood cross section in relation to leaf area. Westoby, M; Cornwell, W.; and Falster, D. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 303(C): 98--109. Jun 2012.
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Australian tropical and subtropical rain Forest community assembly: phylogeny, functional biogeography, and environmental gradients. Kooyman, R; Rossetto, M; Allen, C; and Cornwell, W. Biotropica, 44: 668--679. Sep 2012.
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Plant-driven variation in decomposition rates improves projections of global litter stock distribution. Brovkin, V; van Bodegom, P.; Kleinen, T; Wirth, C; Cornwell, W.; Cornelissen, J.; and Kattge, J Biogeosciences, 9: 565--576. Jan 2012.
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  2011 (5)
Global to community scale differences in the prevalence of convergent over divergent leaf trait distributions in plant assemblages. Freschet, G.; Dias, A.; Ackerly, D.; Aerts, R; van Bodegom, P.; Cornwell, W.; Dong, M; Kurokawa, H; Liu, G; Onipchenko, V.; Ordoñez, J.; Peltzer, D.; Richardson, S.; Shidakov, I.; Soudzilovskaia, N.; Tao, J; and Cornelissen, J. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20: 755--765. Sep 2011.
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Phylogenetic tests of community assembly across regional to continental scales in tropical and subtropical rain forests. Kooyman, R; Rossetto, M; Cornwell, W.; and Westoby, M Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20: 707--716. Sep 2011.
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Putting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudes. Moles, A.; Wallis, I.; Foley, W.; Warton, D.; Stegen, J.; Bisigato, A.; Cella-Pizarro, L; Clark, C.; Cohen, P.; Cornwell, W.; and et al New Phytologist, 191: 777--788. Aug 2011.
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Taller and larger: shifts in Arctic tundra leaf traits after 16 years of experimental warming. Hudson, J.; Henry, G.; and Cornwell, W. Global Change Biology, 17: 1013--1021. Feb 2011.
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TRY - a global database of plant traits. Kattge, J; Díaz, S; Lavorel, S; Prentice, I.; Leadley, P; Bönisch, G; Garnier, E; Westoby, M; Reich, P.; Wright, I.; Cornelissen, J.; Violle, C; Harrison, S.; Van Bodegom, P.; Reichstein, M; Enquist, B.; Soudzilovskaia, N.; Ackerly, D.; Anand, M; Atkin, O; Bahn, M; Baker, T.; Baldocchi, D; Bekker, R; Blanco, C.; Blonder, B; Bond, W.; Bradstock, R; Bunker, D.; Casanoves, F; Cavender-Bares, J; Chambers, J.; Chapin Iii, F.; Chave, J; Coomes, D; Cornwell, W.; and et al Global Change Biology, 17: 2905--2935. 2011.
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  2010 (6)
A link between plant traits and abundance: evidence from coastal California woody plants. Cornwell, W.; and Ackerly, D. Journal of Ecology, 98: 814--821. Apr 2010.
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Climate change impacts on vegetation in the San Francisco Bay Area: a novel approach to vulnerability analysis. Ackerly, D.; Cornwell, W.; Weiss, S.; Branciforte, R; Flint, L.; and Flint, A. 2010.
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Measuring phylogenetic biodiversity. Vellend, M; Cornwell, W.; Magnuson-Ford, K; and Mooers, A In Magurran, A.; and McGill, B, editor(s), Biological Diversity: Frontiers in Measurement and Assessment. 2010.
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Picante: R tools for integrating phylogenies and ecology. Kembel, S.; Cowan, P.; Helmus, M.; Cornwell, W.; Morlon, H; Ackerly, D.; Blomberg, S.; and Webb, C. Bioinformatics, 26: 1463--1464. Jun 2010.
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Plant functional traits in Australian subtropical rain forest: partitioning within-community from cross-landscape variation. Kooyman, R; Cornwell, W.; and Westoby, M Journal of Ecology, 98: 517--525. May 2010.
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The geography of climate change: implications for conservation biogeography. Ackerly, D.; Loarie, S.; Cornwell, W.; Weiss, S.; Hamilton, H; Branciforte, R; and Kraft, N. Diversity and Distributions, 16: 476--487. Apr 2010.
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  2009 (4)
Community assembly and shifts in plant trait distributions across an environmental gradient in coastal California. Cornwell, W.; and Ackerly, D. Ecological Monographs, 79: 109--126. Feb 2009.
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Global meta-analysis of wood decomposition rates: a role for trait variation among tree species?. Weedon, J.; Cornwell, W.; Cornelissen, J.; Zanne, A.; Wirth, C; and Coomes, D. Ecology Letters, 12: 45--56. Jan 2009.
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Plant traits and wood fates across the globe: rotted, burned, or consumed?. Cornwell, W.; Cornelissen, J.; Allison, S.; Bauhus, J; Eggleton, P; Preston, C.; Scarff, F; Weedon, J.; Wirth, C; and Zanne, A. Global Change Biology, 15: 2431--2449. Oct 2009.
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Why are non-photosynthetic tissues generally ^13C enriched compared with leaves in C _3 plants? Review and synthesis of current hypotheses. Cernusak, L.; Tcherkez, G; Keitel, C; Cornwell, W.; Santiago, L.; Knohl, A; Barbour, M.; Williams, D.; Reich, P.; Ellsworth, D.; Dawson, T.; Griffiths, H.; Farquhar, G.; and Wright, I. Functional Plant Biology, 36: 199--199. 2009.
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  2008 (1)
Plant species traits are the predominant control on litter decomposition rates within biomes worldwide. Cornwell, W.; Cornelissen, J.; Amatangelo, K; Dorrepaal, E; Eviner, V.; Godoy, O; Hobbie, S.; Hoorens, B; Kurokawa, H; Pérez-Harguindeguy, N; Quested, H.; Santiago, L.; Wardle, D.; Wright, I.; Aerts, R; Allison, S.; van Bodegom, P; Brovkin, V; Chatain, A; Callaghan, T.; Díaz, S; Garnier, E; Gurvich, D.; Kazakou, E; Klein, J.; Read, J; Reich, P.; Soudzilovskaia, N.; Vaieretti, M.; and Westoby, M Ecology Letters, 11: 1065--1071. Oct 2008.
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  2007 (4)
A trait-based approach to community assembly: partitioning of species trait values into within- and among-community components. Ackerly, D.; and Cornwell, W. Ecology Letters, 10: 135--145. Feb 2007.
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Adjustment of structure and function of Hawaiian Metrosideros polymorpha at high vs. low precipitation. Cornwell, W. A. B.; R And Sack, L A. C.; and S And Lunch, C. Functional Ecology, 21: 1063--1071. Dec 2007.
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The leaf economic spectrum drives litter decomposition within regional floras worldwide. Cornwell, W.; Cornelissen, J.; Amatangelo, K; Dorrepaal, E; Eviner, V; Godoy, O; Hobbie, S.; Hoorens, B; Kurokawa, H; Perez Harguindeguy, N; and others AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 1: 04--04. 2007.
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Trait evolution, community assembly, and the phylogenetic structure of ecological communities. Kraft, N.; Cornwell, W.; Webb, C.; and Ackerly, D. The American Naturalist, 170: 271--283. Aug 2007.
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  2006 (3)
A trait-based test for habitat filtering: convex hull volume. Cornwell, W.; Schwilk, D.; and Ackerly, D. Ecology, 87: 1465--1471. Jun 2006.
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Causes and consequences of functional trait diversity: plant community assembly and leaf decomposition. Cornwell, W. Stanford University, 2006.
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Wood density and vessel traits as distinct correlates of ecological strategy in 51 California coast range angiosperms. Preston, K.; Cornwell, W.; and DeNoyer, J. New Phytologist, 170: 807--818. Jun 2006.
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  2003 (1)
Regional and local patterns in plant species richness with respect to resource availability. Cornwell, W.; and Grubb, P. Oikos, 100: 417--428. Mar 2003.
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  2002 (1)
Interactions between herbivorous fishes and limiting nutrients in a tropical stream ecosystem. Flecker, A.; Taylor, B.; Bernhardt, E.; Hood, J.; Cornwell, W.; Cassatt, S.; Vanni, M.; and Altman, N. Ecology, 83: 1831--1844. Jul 2002.
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  2001 (1)
Occurrence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a phosphorus-poor wetland and mycorrhizal response to phosphorus fertilization. Cornwell, W.; Bedford, B.; and Chapin, C. American Journal of Botany, 88: 1824--1824. Oct 2001.
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