Atwood, T.B., E. Hammill, D.S. Srivastava & J.S. Richardson (2014). Competitive displacement alters top-down effects on carbon dioxide concentrations in a freshwater ecosystem. Oecologia, 1-9.

Hammill, E., P. Corvalan & D.S. Srivastava (2014). Bromeliad-associated reductions in host herbivory: Do epiphytic bromeliads act as commensalists or mutualists? Biotropica, 46, 78-82.

LeCraw, R.M., D.S. Srivastava & G.Q. Romero (2014). Metacommunity size influences aquatic community composition in a natural mesocosm landscape. Oikos.


Atwood, T.B., E. Hammill, H.S. Greig, P. Kratina, J.B. Shurin, D.S. Srivastava & J.S. Richardson (2013). Predator-induced reduction of freshwater carbon dioxide emissions. Nature Geoscience, 6, 191-194.

Gonzalez, A.L., G.Q. Romero & D.S. Srivastava (2013). Detrital nutrient content determines growth rate and elemental composition of bromeliad-dwelling insects. Freshwater Biology.

Marino, N.A.C. & D.S. Srivastava (2013). Aquatic macroinvertebrate community composition in tank-bromeliads is determined by bromeliad species and its constrained characteristics. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6, 372-380.

Srivastava, D.S. (2013). Top-down effects of an odonate dominate population, community and ecosystem processes in bromeliads. New Frontiers in Tropical Biology: The Next 50 Years (A Joint Meeting of ATBC and OTS).

Srivastava, D.S. & P. Kratina (2013). Is dispersal limitation more prevalent in the ocean? Oikos, 122, 298-300.

Stephens, A.E.A., D.S. Srivastava & J.H. Myers (2013). Strength in numbers? Effects of multiple natural enemy species on plant performance. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280.

Zhu, X., D.S. Srivastava, J.N.M. Smith & K. Martin. (2013). Habitat selection and reproductive success of Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) at its Northern limit. PloS One, 7, e44346.


Cardinale, B.J., J.E. Duffy, A. Gonzalez, D.U. Hooper, C. Perrings, P. Venail, A. Narwani, G.M. Mace, D. Tilman, D.A. Wardle, A.P. Kinzig, G.C. Daily, M. Loreau, J.B. Grace, A. Larigauderie, D.S. Srivastava, & S. Naeem (2012). Biodiversity Loss and its Impact on Humanity. Nature, 486, 59-67.

Farjalla, V.F., D.S. Srivastava, N.A.C Marino, F.D. Azevedo, V. Dib, P.M. Lopes, A.S. Rosado, R.L. Bozelli, & F.A. Esteves. (2012). Ecological determinism increases with organism size. Ecology, 93, 1752-1759.

Marino, N.A.C, D.S. Srivastava & V.F. Farjalla. (2012). Aquatic macroinvertebrate community composition in tankā€bromeliads is determined by bromeliad species and its constrained characteristics. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6, 372-380.

Srivastava, D.S., M.W. Cadotte, A.A.M. MacDonald, R.G. Marushia, N. Mirotchnick (2012). Phylogenetic Diversity and the Functioning of Ecosystems. Ecology Letters, 15, 637-648.


Srivastava, D. S. (2011). How Biodiversity Researchers Could Make a Difference, and Why They Should. (The Challenges of Biodiversity Science, book review) BioScience, 61(4), 324. PDF.


Romero, G. Q. & Srivastava, D. S. (2010). Food-web composition affects cross-ecosystem interactions and subsidies. Journal of Animal Ecology, 79(5), 1122-1131. PDF.

Richardson, B. A., Richardson, M. J., Gonzalez, G., Shiels, A. B., & Srivastava, D. S. (2010). A canopy trimming experiment in puerto rico: The response of litter invertebrate communities to canopy loss and debris deposition in a tropical forest subject to hurricanes. Ecosystems, 13(2), 286-301.

Starzomski, B. M., Suen, D., & Srivastava, D. S. (2010). Predation and facilitation determine chironomid emergence in a bromeliad-insect food web. Ecological Entomology, 35(1), 53-60. PDF.


Gilbert, B., Turkington, R., & Srivastava, D. S. (2009). Dominant species and diversity: Linking relative abundance to controls of species establishment. American Naturalist, 174(6), 850-862.

Srivastava, D. S., & Bell, T. (2009). Reducing horizontal and vertical diversity in a foodweb triggers extinctions and impacts functions. Ecology Letters, 12(10), 1016-1028. PDF.

Srivastava, D. S., Cardinale, B. J., Downing, A. L., Duffy, J. E., Jouseau, C., Sankaran, M., et al. (2009). Diversity has stronger top-down than bottom-up effects on decomposition. Ecology, 90(4), 1073-1083.

MacDougall, A.S., Gilbert, B., & Levine, J.M. (2009). Plant invasions and the niche. Journal of Ecology, 97, 609-615


Gilbert, B., Srivastava, D. S., & Kirby, K. R. (2008). Niche partitioning at multiple scales facilitates coexistence among mosquito larvae. Oikos, 117(6), 944-950. PDF.

Ngai, J.T.*, Kirby, K.R.*, Gilbert, B.*, Starzomski, B.M.*, Pelletier, A.D.J. & Conner, J.C.R. (2008). The impact of land-use change on larval insect communities: testing the role of habitat elements in conservation. Ecoscience, 15(2), 160-168. (*contributed equally) PDF.

Gruner, D.S., Smith, J.E., Seabloom, E.W., Sandin, S.A., Ngai, J.T., Hillebrand, H., Harpole, W.S., Elser, J.J., Cleland, E.E., Bracken, M.E.S, Borer, E.T., & Bolker, B.M. (2008). A cross-system synthesis of consumer and nutrient resource control on producer biomass. Ecology Letters, 11(7), 740-755.

Srivastava, D. S., Trzcinski, M. K., Richardson, B. A., & Gilbert, B. (2008). Why are predators more sensitive to habitat size than their prey? insights from bromeliad insect food webs. American Naturalist, 172(6), 761-771. PDF.

Starzomski, B. M., Parker, R. L., & Srivastava, D. S. (2008). On the relationship between regional and local species richness: A test of saturation theory. Ecology, 89(7), 1921-1930.

Vellend, M., Lilley, P. & Starzomski, B.M. (2008). Using subsets of taxa in biodiversity sampling. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45, 161-169.


Cardinale, B. J., Wright, J. P., Cadotte, M. W., Carroll, I. T., Hector, A., Srivastava, D. S., et al. (2007). Impacts of plant diversity on biomass production increase through time because of species complementarity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(46), 18123-18128.

Starzomski, B. M., & Srivastava, D. S. (2007). Landscape geometry determines community response to disturbance. Oikos, 116(4), 690-699.

Elser, J.J., Bracken, M.E.S., Cleland, E.E., Gruner, D.S., Harpole, W.S., Hillebrand, H., Ngai, J.T., Seabloom, E.W., Shurin, J.B. & Smith, J.E. (2007). Global analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of primary producers in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. Ecology Letters, 10, 1135-1142

Hillebrand, H., Gruner, D.S., Borer, E.T., Bracken, M.E.S., Cleland, E.E., Elser, J.J., Harpole, W.S., Ngai, J.T., Seabloom, E.W., Shurin, J.B., Smith, J.E. (2007). Consumer versus resource control of producer diversity depends on ecosystem type and producer community structure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104, 10904-10909.

Thompson, R., Hemberg, M., Starzomski, B.M., & Shurin, J. (2007). Trophic levels and trophic tangles: the prevalence of omnivory in real food webs. Ecology, 88, 612-617.

Thompson, R.M., & Starzomski, B.M. (2007). What does biodiversity do? A review for policy-makers and managers. Biodiversity and Conservation, 16, 1359-1378.


Ngai, J. T., & Srivastava, D. S. (2006). Predators accelerate nutrient cycling in a bromeliad ecosystem. Science, 314(5801), 963-963.PDF Supplement

Srivastava, D. S. (2006). Habitat structure, trophic structure and ecosystem function: Interactive effects in a bromeliad-insect community. Oecologia, 149(3), 493-504. PDF

Fox, J.W., Srivastava, D. (2006). Predicting locak-regional richness relationships using island biogeography models. Oikos. 113(2), 376-382.PDF

Cardinale, B. J., Srivastava, D. S., Duffy, J. E., Wright, J. P., Downing, A. L., Sankaran, M., et al. (2006). Effects of biodiversity on the functioning of trophic groups and ecosystems. Nature, 443(7114), 989-992.


He, F. L., Gaston, K. J., Connor, E. F., & Srivastava, D. S. (2005). The local-regional relationship: Immigration, extinction, and scale. Ecology, 86(2), 360-365. PDF

Srivastava, D. S. (2005). Do local processes scale to global patterns? the role of drought and the species pool in determining treehole insect diversity. Oecologia, 145(2), 205-215.PDF

Srivastava, D. S., & Vellend, M. (2005). Biodiversity-ecosystem function research: Is it relevant to conservation? Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics, 36, 267-294.PDF

Raffaelli, D., Cardinale, B. J., Downing, A. L., Engelhardt, K. A. M., Ruesink, J. L., Solan, M., et al. (2005). Reinventing the wheel in ecology research? response. Science, 307(5717), 1875-1876.

Srivastava, D. S., Melnychuk, M. C., & Ngai, J. T. (2005). Landscape variation in the larval density of a bromeliad-dwelling zygopteran, Mecistogaster modesta (Odonata: Pseudostigmatidae). International Journal of Odonatology. 8(1), 67-79.PDF

pre - 2004

Solan, M., Cardinale, B. J., Downing, A. L., Engelhardt, K. A. M., Ruesink, J. L., & Srivastava, D. S. (2004). Extinction and ecosystem function in the marine benthos. Science, 306(5699), 1177-1180. PDF

Srivastava, D. S., Kolasa, J., Bengtsson, J., Gonzalez, A., Lawler, S. P., Miller, T. E., et al. (2004). Are natural microcosms useful model systems for ecology? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 19(7), 379-384. PDF
Copyright (2004), posted with permission from Elsevier, Trends in Ecology and Evolution **

Stork, N. E., Srivastava, D. S., Watt, A. D., & Larsen, T. B. (2003). Butterfly diversity and silvicultural practice in lowland rainforests of cameroon. Biodiversity and Conservation, 12(3), 387-410. PDF

Srivastava, D. S. (2002). The role of conservation in expanding biodiversity research. Oikos, 98(2), 351-360. PDF

Srivastava, D. S., & Jefferies, R. L. (2002). Intertidal plant communities of an arctic salt marsh: The influence of isostatic uplift and herbivory. Ecoscience, 9(1), 112-118.

Ruesink, J. L., & Srivastava, D. S. (2001). Numerical and per capita responses to species loss: Mechanisms maintaining ecosystem function in a community of stream insect detritivores. Oikos, 93(2), 221-234.

Srivastava, D. S. (1999). Using local-regional richness plots to test for species saturation: Pitfalls and potentials. Journal of Animal Ecology, 68(1), 1-16. PDF

Srivastava, D. S., & Lawton, J. H. (1998). Why more productive sites have more species: An experimental test of theory using tree-hole communities. American Naturalist, 152(4), 510-529.PDF

Srivastava, D. S., Lawton, J. H., & Robinson, G. S. (1997). Spore-feeding: A new, regionally vacant niche for bracken herbivores. Ecological Entomology, 22(4), 475-478.

Srivastava, D. S., & Jefferies, R. L. (1996). A positive feedback: Herbivory, plant growth, salinity, and the desertification of an arctic salt-marsh. Journal of Ecology, 84(1), 31-42. PDF

Srivastava, D. S., & Jefferies, R. L. (1995). The effect of salinity on the leaf and shoot demography of 2 arctic forage species. Journal of Ecology, 83(3), 421-430.PDF

Srivastava, D. S., & Jefferies, R. L. (1995). Mosaics of vegetation and soil-salinity - a consequence of goose foraging in an arctic salt-marsh. Canadian Journal of Botany-Revue Canadienne De Botanique, 73(1), 75-83.

Srivastava, D. S., Staicer, C. A., & Freedman, B. (1995). Aquatic vegetation of nova scotian lakes differing in acidity and trophic status. Aquatic Botany, 51(3-4), 181-196. PDF

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