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

  • 2019

    Marchand, P. L. S. Comita, S. J. Wright, R. Condit, S. P. Hubbell, N. G. Beckman. In press. Seed-to-seedling transitions exhibit distance-dependent mortality but no strong spacing effects for common tree species in a Neotropical forest. Ecology [ Code ] *Last author denotes senior author

    Schreiber, S. and N. G. Beckman. 2019. Individual variation in dispersal and fecundity increases rates of spatial spread. AoB Plants. DOI:

    Schupp, E. W., R. Zwolak, L. R, Jones, R. S. Snell, N. G. Beckman, C. Aslan, B. R. Cavazos, E. Effiom, E. C. Fricke, F. Montaño-Centellas, J. Poulsen, O. H. Razafindratsima, M. E. Sandor, K. Shea. 2019. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Drivers of Intraspecific Variation in Seed Dispersal Are Diverse and Pervasive. AoB Plants. DOI:

    Zambrano, C. Garzon-Lopez, L. Yeager, C. Fortunel, N. J. Cordeiro, and N. G. Beckman*. 2019. The effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on plant functional traits and functional diversity: what do we know so far? Oecologia. DOI: *Last author denotes senior author

    Rogers, H. C., N. G. Beckman, F. Hartig, J.S. Johnson, G. Pufal, K. Shea, D. Zurell, J.M. Bullock, S. Cantrell, B. Loiselle, L. Pejchar, O. Razafindratsima, M. Sandor, E.W. Schupp, C. Strickland, J. Zambrano. 2019. The total dispersal kernel: a review and future directions. AoB Plants: plz042. DOI: Editor's Choice

    Beckman, N. G., C. E. Aslan, H. R. Rogers, O. Kogan, J. L. Bronstein, J. M. Bullock, F. Hartig, J. HilleRisLambers, Y. Zhou, D. Zurell, J. F. Brodie, E. M. Bruna, R. S. Cantrell, R. Decker, E. O. Effiom, E. C. Fricke, K. Gurski, A. Hastings, J. Johnson, B. A. Loiselle, M. N. Miriti, M. G. Neubert, L. Pejchar, J. R. Poulsen, G. Pufal, O. H. Razafindratsima, M. Sandor, K. Shea, S. J. Schreiber, E. W. Schupp, R. S. Snell, C. Strickland, and J. Zambrano. in press Advancing an interdisciplinary framework to study seed dispersal ecology. AoB Plants: plz048. DOI:

    Snell, R. S.*, N. G. Beckman*, E. C. Fricke, B. A. Loiselle, C. S. Carvalho, L. R. J. Jones, N. I. Lichti, N. Lustenhouwer, S. J. Schreiber, C. Strickland, L. L. Sullivan, B. R. Cavazos, I. Giladi, A. Hastings, K. M. Holbrook, E. Jongejans, O. Kogan, F. Montaño-Centellas, J. Rudolph, H. R. Rogers, R. Zwolak, and E. W. Schupp. 2019. Consequences of intraspecific variation in seed dispersal for plant demography, communities, evolution, and global change. AoB Plants: plz016. DOI: Editor's Choice *Authors contributed equally

    Aslan, C. E., N. G. Beckman, H. R. Rogers, J. L. Bronstein, D. Zurell, F. Hartig, K. Shea, L. Pejchar, M. G. Neubert, J. R. Poulsen, J. HillRisLambers, M. N. Miriti, B. A. Loiselle, E. O. Effiom, J. Zambrano, E. W. Schupp, G. Pufal, J. Johnson, J. M. Bullock, J. F. Brodie, E. M. Bruna, R. S. Cantrell, R. Decker, E. C. Fricke, K. Gurski, A. Hastings, O. Kogan, J. A. Powell, O. H. Razafindratsima, M. Sandor, S. J. Schreiber, R. S. Snell, C. Strickland, and Y. Zhou. 2019. Employing plant functional groups to advance seed dispersal ecology and conservation. AoB Plants 11 (2): plz006. DOI: Editor's Choice

  • 2018

    Krishnadas, M., N. G. Beckman , J. C. Penagos, Y. Zhu, J. Whitacre, J. Wenzel, S. Queenborough, L. S. Comita. 2018. Environment and past land-use together predict functional diversity in a temperate forest. Ecological Applications. 28: 2142-2152. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1802

    Beckman, N. G. 2018. Seedscapades in Seedscapes: The Arising Researcher. Bulletin Ecological Society of America 99 (3): 311–312. DOI: 10.1002/bes2.1412

    Utah Public Radio

    Beckman, N. G., J. Bullock, R. Salguero-Gómez. 2018. High dispersal ability is related to fast life history strategies. Journal of Ecology. 106: 1349–1362. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12989

  • 2017

    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 49 (6): 871-880. 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

    Nature News
    Summary & Podcast

    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
    Journal of Ecology Blog

    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

    Editors’ Choice
    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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2007.00293.x

    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