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  • 2017

    Beckman, N. G. and P. Tiansawat. In revision. Trait-Based Approach For Selecting Species for Aerial Seeding. In Elliot, Stephen (ed). Automated Forest Restoration by Forest Restoration Research Unit.

    Tiansawat, P., N. G. Beckman, and J.W. Dalling. 2017. Pre-dispersal seed predators and fungi differ in their effect on Luehea seemannii capsule development, seed germination, and dormancy across two Panamanian forests. Biotropica DOI: 10.1111/btp.12473

  • 2016

    Burnside, William R., Heather Randell, Noelle G. Beckman, Jenny Zambrano, Allison Howard. 25 July 2016. RE: A socio-environmental perspective on international migration. Science eLetter.

  • 2014

    Comita, Liza S. Comita, Simon A. Queenborough, Jenalle L. Eck , Stephen Murphy , Kaiyang Xu , Meghna Krishnadas , Noelle Beckman and Yan Zhu. 2014.Testing predictions of the Janzen-Connell hypothesis: A meta-analysis of experimental evidence for distance- and density-dependent seed and seedling survival. Journal of Ecology 102 (2): 845-856. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12232

    Beckman, N.G., R. Dybzinski, and D. Tilman. 2014. Neighborhoods have little effect on fungal attack or insect predation of developing seeds in a grassland biodiversity experiment. Oecologia 174 (2): 521-532. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-013-2788-3

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    Stephenson, N. L., A. J. Das, R. Condit, S. E. Russo, P. Baker, N. G. Beckman, et al. 2014. Rate of tree carbon accumulation increases continuously with tree size. Nature DOI:10.1038/nature12914

  • 2013

    Beckman, N.G. and H. S. Rogers. 2013. Consequences of seed dispersal for plant recruitment in tropical forests: Interactions within the seedscape. Biotropica 45(6): 666–681. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12071

    Beckman, N.G. 2013. The distribution of fruit and seed toxicity during development for eleven Neotropical trees and vines in Central Panama. PloS ONE 8(7): e66764. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0066764. Data archived at Dryad Digital Repository   Data in Dryad

  • 2012

    Summary on the
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    Beckman, N. G., C. Neuhauser, and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2012. The interacting effects of clumped seed dispersal and distance- and density-dependent mortality on seedling recruitment patterns. Journal of Ecology 100 (4): 862-873. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2012.01978.x

  • 2011

    Beckman, N. G. and H.C. Muller-Landau. 2011. Linking fruit traits to variation in predispersal vertebrate seed predation, insect seed predation, and pathogen attack. Ecology 92: 2131-2140. DOI: 10.1890/10-2378.1

  • 2007

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    in Science

    Beckman, N. G. and H. C. Muller-Landau. 2007. Differential effects of hunting on pre-dispersal seed predation and primary and secondary seed removal of two Neotropical tree species. Biotropica 39 (3): 328-339. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2007.00273.x

    Wright, S. J., K. E. Stoner, N. Beckman , R. T. Corlett, R. Dirzo, H. C. Muller-Landau, G. Nuñez-Iturri, C. A. Peres, B. C. Wang. 2007. The plight of large animals in tropical forests and the consequences for plant regeneration. Biotropica 39(3): 289-291.

    Mollov, D, M. Hayslett, K. Eichstaedt, N. Beckman, M. Daughtrey, B. Lockhart. 2007. Identification and characterization of a Carlavirus causing veinal Necrosis of Coleus. Plant Disease 91(6): 754-757. DOI: 10.1094/ PDIS-91-6-0754

    Marsh, D.M., R.B. Page, T.J. Hanlon, H. Bareke, R. Corritone, N. Jetter, N.G. Beckman, K.J.Gardner, D.E. Seifert and P.R. Cabe. 2007.  Ecological and genetic evidence that low-order streams inhibit dispersal by red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 85(3): 319-327.

  • 2005

    Marsh, D.M., G.S. Milam, N.P. Gorham and N.G. Beckman. 2005.  Forest roads as partial barriers to terrestrial salamander movement. Conservation Biology 19(6): 2004-2008.

  • 2004

    Marsh, D. M. and N.G. Beckman. 2004. Effects of forest roads on the abundance and activity of terrestrial salamanders. Ecological Applications 14(6): 1882-1891.

  • 2003

    Beckman, N.G. and L. E. Hurd. 2003. Pollen feeding and fitness in a praying mantis:the vegetarian side of a tritrophic carnivore. Environmental Entomology 32(4): 881- 885. DOI: 10.1603/0046-225X-32.4.881

Contributed Papers

  • 2013

    Forests without frugivores
    Interview with Haldre Rogers

    Beckman, N.G. and F.R. Adler. Theory: impact of disperser loss on forest communities, plant spatial patterns, and plant diversity, Ecological Society of America meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


    Beckman, N.G. and F.R. Adler. The influence of local interactions between plants and their natural enemies on plant diversity, The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference on Dynamical Systems and its Application in Snowbird, Utah.

  • 2012

    Tiansawat, P., N.G. Beckman, J.W. Dalling. 2012. The effect of pre-dispersal seed predation and fungal infection on seed production and seed survival of Luehea seemannii in Panama. Ecological Society of America meeting in Portland, OR. (poster presented by Pim Tiansawat)

  • 2010

    Beckman, N. G. August 2010. Chemical defenses in tropical fruits: Quantifying variation in toxicity across fruit development and within fruit of vertebrate- and wind- dispersed canopy plants. Ecological Society of America meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • 2009

    Beckman, N. G. and H.C. Muller-Landau. August 2009. Linking interspecific variation in vertebrate seed predation, insect seed predation, and pathogen attack to fruit traits in tropical woody plants. Ecological Society of America meeting in Albuquerque, NM.

    Beckman, N. G. and H.C. Muller-Landau. July 2009. Linking interspecific variation in vertebrate seed predation, insect seed predation, and pathogen attack to fruit traits in tropical woody plants. Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting in Marburg, Germany.

  • 2008

    Beckman, N. G. and H.C. Muller-Landau. August 2008. Effects of vertebrate seed dispersers, insect seed predators, and pathogens in seed survival at the pre-dispersal stage of several tropical woody plants. Ecological Society of America meeting in Milwaukee, WI.

  • 2007

    Beckman, N. G., H. C. Muller-Landau, and C. Neuhauser. 2007. How do different empirically derived patterns of natural enemy attack and seed dispersal affect patterns of seedling recruitment? Ecological Society of America meeting in San Jose, CA.

  • 2005

    Beckman, N. G. and H. Muller-Landau. 2005. Implications of hunting for tropical plant community composition: Differential effects on seed removal. Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting in Überlandia, Brazil.

  • 2004

    Beckman, N. G., G.S. Milam, N.P Gorham and D.M. Marsh. August 2004.  Forest roads are partial barriers to dispersal of terrestrial salamanders, Ecological Society of America meeting in Portland, OR.

  • 2003

    Beckman, N. G. and D.M. Marsh. June 2003.  Detectability of Plethodon cinereus in disturbed and undisturbed habitats, Joint American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists meeting in Manaus, Amazonia, Brazil.

  • 2002

    Marsh, D.M., N. Beckman, B. Clarke. August 2002. Effects of forest roads on terrestrial salamanders in the Southern Appalachians. Ecological Society of America meeting. (presented by DM)

  • 2000

    Beckman, N.G. and L.E. Hurd. December 2000.  Fitness benefits of pollen-feeding in the Chinese Praying Mantid, Entomological Society of America meeting in Montreal, Canada.