UC Davis Plant SciencesAndrew Latimer Lab



In the works

Jacobs, B.S., T. Heger, E. Gianoli and A.M. Latimer (in review). Parallel population differentiation in flowering time, leaf traits and plasticity levels in an invasive plant on two continents.

Prunier, R., J. Borevitz, A. Chua, N. Aitken, M. Akman, A.M. Latimer, and K. E. Holsinger (in review). Detecting patterns of population differentiation and natural selection in the genome of Protea repens (Proteaceae L.) using GBS.


Young, D.J.N., J. T. Stevens, J. M. Earles, A. Ellis, A. Jirka, J. Moore and A.M. Latimer (in press). Long-term climate and competition explain forest mortality patterns under extreme drought. Ecology Letters

Sprenkle-Hyppolite, S.D., A.M. Latimer, T.P. Young (2016). Landscape and management correlates of reforestation success in Haiti. Ecological Restoration 34:306:316. [link]

Copeland, S.M, S.P. Harrison, A.M. Latimer, E.I. Damschen, A.M. Eskelinen, B. Fernandez-Going, M.J. Spasojevic, B.L. Anacker, J.H. Thorne (2016). Ecological effects of an extreme drought: comparing the predictive power of experimental, temporal, and geographic aridity gradients. Ecological Monographs. doi 10.1002/ecm.1218. [link]

Jetz, W, J. Cavender-Bares, D. Schimel. R. Pavlik, F. Davis, G.P. Asner, R. Guralnick, J. Kattge, A.M. Latimer, P. Moorcroft, M.E. Schaepman, M.P. Schildhauer, F.D. Schneider, F. Schrodt, S.L. Ustin and W. Turner (2016). A global remote sensing mission to detect and predict plant functional biodiversity change. Nature Plants  2, 16024, doi:10.1038/nplants.2016.24 [link]


Akman, M., J.E. Carlson, K.E. Holsinger and A.M. Latimer (2015). Transcriptome sequencing reveals regional differentiation in gene expression linked to functional traits and environmental gradients in South African sugarbush (Protea repens). New Phytologist DOI: 10.1111/nph.13761 [link]

Wilson, A.M., A.M. Latimer and J.A. Silander Jr. (2015). Climatic controls on ecosystem resilience: post-fire regeneration in the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (29), 9058-9063 [link]

Stevens, J.T., H.D. Safford, S.P. Harrison & A.M. Latimer (2015). Forest disturbance accelerates thermophilization of understory plant communities. J. Ecology 103:1253–1263 [link]

Stevens, J.T. and A.M. Latimer (2015). Snowpack, fire, and forest disturbance: interactions affect montane invasions by non-native plants. Global Change Biol. 21, 2379-2393 [link]


Roche, L.M., A.T. O’Geen, A.M. Latimer & D.J. Eastburn (2014) Montane meadow hydropedology, plant community, and herbivore dynamics. Ecosphere 5:Art150 [open access].

Slingsby, J.A., D.D. Ackerly, A.M. Latimer, H.P. Linder and Anton Paw (2014). The assembly and function of Cape plant communities in a changing world. In Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region. N. Allsopp, J.F. Colville, and G.A. Verboom eds. Oxford University Press. [link]

Merow, C., A.M. Latimer, A.M. Wilson, A.G. Rebelo & J.A. Silander, Jr. (2014). On using integral projection models to build demographically driven species distribution models. Ecography. doi: 10.1111/ecog.00839.[link]

Heger, T., B.S. Jacobs, A.M. Latimer, J. Kollman & K.J. Rice (2014). Does experience with competition matter? Effects of source competitive environment on mean and plastic trait expression in Erodium cicutarium. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2014.06.002 [link]

Stevens, J.T., H.D. Safford & A.M. Latimer (2014). Wildfire-contingent effects of fuel treatments can promote ecological resilience in dry mixed conifer forests. Can. J. Forest Res. 44:843-854. [link]


Ibáñez, I., E.S. Gornish, L. Buckley, D.M. Debinski, J. Hellmann, B. Helmuth, J. HilleRisLambers, A.M. Latimer, A.J. Miller-Rushing & M. Uriarte (2013). Moving forward in global-change ecology: capitalizing on natural variability. Ecology and Evolution [link]

Latimer, A.M. (2013). Species Diversity. In Encyclopedia of Environmetrics, 2d ed., A. El-Sharaawi & W. Piegorsch, eds, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.



Hulcr, J., Latimer, A.M., Henley, J.B., Rountree, N.R., Fierer, N., Lucky, A., Lowman, M.D.and Dunn, R.R. (2012). A Jungle in There: Bacteria in Belly Buttons are Highly Diverse, but predictable. PLoS One 7(11): e47712.[open access]

Jacobs, B.S. and A.M. Latimer (2012). Analyzing reaction norm variation in the field vs. greenhouse: what the differences can tell us. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14:325-334. [link]

Latimer, A.M. and B.S. Jacobs (2012). Quantifying how fine-grained environmental heterogeneity and genetic variation affect demography in an annual plant population. Oecologia 170:659-667. [link]

Roche, L.M., A.M. Latimer, D.J. Eastburn and K.W. Tate (2012). Cattle grazing and sensitive wildlife species conservation in Sierra Nevada mountain meadows. PLoS One 7(4): e35734. [open access].

Safford, H.D., J.T. Stevens, K. Merriam, M.D. Meyer and A.M. Latimer (2012). Fuel treatment effectiveness in California yellow pine and mixed conifer forests. Forest Ecology and Management 274:17-28. [link]

Dietze, M.C. and A.M. Latimer (2012). Forest simulators. In Sourcebook in Theoretical Ecology, A. Hastings and L. Gross, eds, UC Press.


Richmond, J.Q., E.A. Jockusch and A.M. Latimer (2011). Mechanical reproductive isolation contributes to ecological speciation in western North American scincid lizards. American Naturalist 178:320-332. [link]

Chakraborty, A., A.E. Gelfand, A.M. Wilson, A.M. Latimer and J.A. Silander, Jr. (2011). Point Pattern Modeling for Degraded Presence-Only Data over Large Regions. J. Royal Stat Soc. C. 60:757-776. [link]

Leicht-Young, S.A., A.M. Latimer and J.A. Silander, Jr. (2011). Lianas escape self-thinning: experimental evidence of positive density dependence in temperate lianas Celastrus orbiculatus and C. scandens. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 13:163-172. [link]

Merow, C., A.M. Latimer and J.A. Silander, Jr. (2011). On the use of entropy maximization to predict speciesí abundance. Ecology 92:1523-1537. [link]

LaDeau, S. L., G.E. Glass, N.T. Hobbs, A.M. Latimer and R.S. Ostfeld (2011) Data-model fusion to better understand emerging pathogens and improve infectious disease forecasting. Ecological Applications 21:1443-1460. [link]


Chakraborty, A., A.E. Gelfand, A.M. Wilson, A.M. Latimer and J.A. Silander, Jr. (2010) Understanding Species Abundance over Large Landscapes through Latent Local Spatial Modeling. Annals of Applied Statistics 4:1403-1429. [link]

Ferketic, S.J., A.M. Latimer and J.A. Silander, Jr. (2010). Conservation justice in metropolitan Cape Town: A study at the Macassar Dunes Conservation Area. Biological Conservation 143:1168-1174. [link]

Prunier, R.  and A.M. Latimer (2010). Microsatellite primers in the white proteas (Protea section Exsertae, Proteaceae), a rapidly radiating lineage. Am. J. Botany e1-e3. [link]

Wilson, A.M., A.M. Latimer, A.E. Gelfand, H. DeKlerk and J.A. Silander, Jr. (2010). A hierarchical Bayesian model of wildfire in a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot: implications of weather variability and global circulation. Ecological Modelling 221:106-112. [link]

Lengyel, S., A.D. Gove, A.M. Latimer, J.D. Majer and Robert R. Dunn (2010). Convergent evolution of seed dispersal by ants, and phylogeny and biogeography in flowering plants: A global survey. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 12:43-55. [link]


Yates, C., J. Elith, A.M. Latimer, D. le Maitre, G. Midgley, F. Schurr and A. West (2009). Projecting climate change impacts on species distributions in megadiverse South African Cape and Southwest Australian Floristic Regions - opportunities and challenges. Austral Ecology 35:374-391. [link]

Lengyel, S., A.D. Gove, A.M. Latimer, J.D. Majer and R.R. Dunn. (2009). Ants sow the seeds of global diversification in flowering plants. PLoS One 4:e5480. [open access]

Mosher, E., J.A. Silander and A.M.Latimer (2009). The role of land-use history in major invasions by woody plant species in the northeastern North American landscape. Biological Invasions 11 doi:10.1007/s10530-008-9418-8. [open access]

Latimer, A.M., J.A. Silander, A.G. Rebelo and G.F. Midgley (2009). Experimental biogeography - the role of environmental gradients in high geographic diversity of Cape Proteaceae. Oecologia 160:151-162. [open access]

Leicht-Young, S.A., O'Donnell, H., Latimer, A.M. and J.A. Silander (2009). Effects of an invasive plant species, Celastrus orbiculatus, on soil composition and processes. Am. Midland Naturalist 161:219-231. [link]

Latimer, A.M., S. Banerjee, H. Sang,  E. Mosher and J.A. Silander (2009). Hierarchical models facilitate spatial analysis of large data sets: A case study on invasive plant species in the northeastern United States. Ecology Letters 12:144-154. [link]


Luo, Y., J.S. Clark, T. Hobbs, S. Lakshmivarahan, A.M. Latimer, K.Ogle, D. Schimel and Xuhui Zhou (2008) Symposium 23. Toward Ecological Forecasting. Bulletin of the ESA 89: 467-474. [link]

Martine, C.T., S.A. Leicht-Young, P.M. Herron and A.M. Latimer (2008). Fifteen woody species with potential for invasiveness in New England. Rhodora 110. [link]


Latimer, A.M. (2007). Geography and resource limitation complicate metabolism-based predictions of species richness. Ecology 88:1885-1888. [link]

Leicht-Young, S.A., J.A. Silander Jr. and A.M. Latimer. (2007). Comparative performance of invasive and native Celastrus species across environmental gradients. Oecologia 154: 273–282. [link]

Herron, P.M., C.T. Martine, A.M. Latimer and S.A. Leicht. (2007). Invasive plants and their ecological strategies: a model-based approach to prediction and explanation of woody plant invasion in New England. Diversity and Distributions 13:633-644. [link]


Latimer, A.M., S. Wu, A.E. Gelfand and J.A. Silander Jr. (2006). Building statistical models to analyze species distributions. Ecological Applications 16:33-50. [link]

Hille Ris Lambers, J., B. Aukema, J. Diez, M. Evans and A.M. Latimer (2006). Effects of global change on inflorescence production: a Bayesian hierarchical analysis. In J.S. Clark and A.E. Gelfand, Applications of Computational Statistics in the Environmental Sciences. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Etienne, R.S., A.M. Latimer, J.A. Silander Jr., R.M. Cowling (2006). Technical Comment: Limitations of species abundance data for disclosing information on speciation rate and dispersal. Science 311:610. [link]

Gelfand, A.E., J.A. Silander Jr., S. Wu, A.M. Latimer, P. Lewis, Anthony G. Rebelo and M. Holder (2006). Explaining species distribution patterns through hierarchical modeling. Bayesian Analysis 1:41-92. [open access]


Latimer, A.M., J.A. Silander Jr. and Richard M. Cowling (2005). Neutral ecological theory reveals isolation and rapid speciation in a biodiversity hot spot. Science 309:1722-1725. [link]

Gelfand, A.E., A.M. Schmidt, S. Wu, J.A. Silander Jr., A.M. Latimer and A.G. Rebelo (2005). Modelling species diversity through species level hierarchical modeling. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Section C Applied Statistics 54:1-20. [link]


Latimer, A.M., J.A. Silander Jr., A.E. Gelfand, A.G. Rebelo and D.M. Richardson (2004). Comparing land use impacts using hierarchical models: a case study in the CFR. South African Journal of Science 100:81-86. [pdf]


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