Publications

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2017

Gilbert, B. & J.M. Levine. 2017. Ecological drift and the distribution of species diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20170507

Grainger, T.N. & B. Gilbert. In press. Multi-scale responses to warming in an experimental insect metacommunity. Global Change Biology, Early View

Start, D., D. Kirk, D. Shea & B. Gilbert. 2017. Cannibalism by damselflies increases with rising temperature. Biology Letters, 13: 20170175.

Germain, R.M., S.Y. Strauss & B. Gilbert. 2017. Experimental dispersal reveals characteristic scales of biodiversity in a natural landscape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 114: 4447-4452 

Genua, L., D. Start & B. Gilbert. In press. Fragment size affects plant herbivory via predator loss. Oikos, Early View

Start, D. & B. Gilbert. 2017. Predator personality structures prey communities and trophic cascades. Ecology Letters, 20: 366-374

Grainger, T.N., R.M. Germain, N.T. Jones, & B. Gilbert. 2017. Predators modify biogeographic constraints on species distributions in an insect metacommunity. Ecology, 98: 851-860

Loughnan, D. & B. Gilbert. 2017. Trait-mediated community assembly: distinguishing the signatures of biotic and abiotic filters. Oikos, 126: 1112-1122

Bennett, J.R. & B. Gilbert. 2017. Linking Landscapes and Metacommunities. In Learning Landscape Ecology, 2nd Ed., editors: S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner. Springer. pp. 255-271

Carscadden, K.A., M.W. Cadotte & B. Gilbert. 2017. Trait dimensionality and population choice alter estimates of phenotypic dissimilarity. Ecology and Evolution, 7: 2273–2285.

Hudson, L.N. et al. 2017. The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution 7: 145-188.

Weber, A., S. Leckie, J.P. Kimmins, B. Gilbert, J.A. Blanco, Y-H. Lo. 2017. Survival and growth as measures of shade tolerance of planted western redcedar, western hemlock and amabilis fir seedlings in hemlock-fir forests of northern Vancouver Island. Forest Ecology and Management 386: 13-21.

2016

Start, D. & B. Gilbert. 2016. Host-parasitoid evolution in a metacommunity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283: 20160477. pdf

Germain, R.M., J.T. Weir & B. Gilbert. 2016. Species coexistence: macroevolutionary relationships and the contingency of historical interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B pdf  Supplementary.

Grainger, T.N. & B. Gilbert. 2016. Dispersal and diversity in experimental metacommunities: linking theory and practice. Oikos 125:1213-1223. pdf

Jones, N.T. & B. Gilbert. 2016. Biotic forcing: the push-pull of plant ranges. Plant Ecology 217: 1331–1344

Nuvoloni, F.M.,  R.J.F. Feres & B. Gilbert. 2016. Species turnover through time: colonization and extinction dynamics across metacommunities. The American Naturalist 187: 786-796. pdf F1000 recommended

Jones, N.T. & B. Gilbert. 2016. Changing climate cues differentially alter zooplankton dormancy dynamics across latitudes. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 559-569. pdf

Bennett, J.R. & B. Gilbert. 2016. Contrasting beta diversity among regions: how do classical and multivariate approaches compare? Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 368-377. pdf  Appendix.

2015

Jones, N.T., R.M. Germain, T.N. Grainger, A. Hall, L. Baldwin & B. Gilbert. 2015. Dispersal mode mediates the effect of patch size and patch connectivity on metacommunity diversity. Journal of Ecology 103: 935-944. pdf

DeLong, J.P., B. Gilbert, J.B. Shurin, V.M. Savage, B.T. Barton, C. Clements, A.I. Dell, H.S. Greig, C.D.G. Harley, P. Kratina, K.S. McCann, T.D. Tunney, D.A. Vasseur & M.I. O’Connor. 2015. The body-size dependence of trophic cascades. American Naturalist 185: 354-366. pdf

Beauséjour, R., I.T. Handa, M.J. Lechowicz, B. Gilbert & M. Vellend. 2015. Historical anthropogenic disturbances influence patterns of non-native earthworm and plant invasions in a temperate primary forest. Biological Invasions 17: 1267-1281. pdf

2014

Gilbert, B., T.D. Tunney, K.S. McCann, J.P. DeLong, D.A. Vasseur, V. Savage, J.B. Shurin, A.I. Dell, B.T. Barton, C.D.G. Harley, H.M. Kharouba, P. Kratina, J.L. Blanchard, C. Clements, M. Winder, H.S. Greig & M.I. O’Connor. 2014. A bioenergetic framework for the temperature dependence of trophic interactions. Ecology Letters 17: 902-914. pdf
Supplementary information

Germain, R.M. & B. Gilbert. 2014. Hidden responses to environmental variation: maternal effects reveal species niche dimensions. Ecology Letters 17: 662-669. pdf

Weber, A., J.P. Kimmins, B. Gilbert, Y-H. Lo & J.A. Blanco. 2014. Multiple pathway succession in coastal Tsugaheterophylla, Thuja plicata and Abies amabilis forests on northeastern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44:1145-1155 pdf

Loughnan, D., J.D. Thomson, J.E. Ogilvie & B. Gilbert. 2014. Taraxacum officinale pollen depresses seed set of montane wildflowers through pollen allelopathy. Journal of Pollination Ecology 13: 146-150  pdf

Vasseur, D.A., J.P. DeLong, B. Gilbert, H.S. Greig, C.D.G. Harley, K.S. McCann, V. Savage, T.D. Tunney & M.I. O’Connor. 2014. Increased temperature variation poses a greater risk to species than climate warming. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20132612  pdf

2013

Gilbert, B. & M.I. O’Connor. 2013. Climate change and species interactions: beyond local communities. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1297: 98-111  pdf

Zhang, H., B. Gilbert, W. Wang, J. Lui & S. Zhou. 2013. Grazer exclusion alters plant spatial organization at multiple scales, increasing diversity. Ecology and Evolution 3: 3604-3612 pdf

Gilbert, B. & J.M. Levine. 2013. Plant invasions and extinction debts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110: 1744-1749  pdf
F1000 recommended

Abrams, P.A., C.M. Tucker & B. Gilbert. 2013. Evolution of the storage effect. Evolution 67: 315-327  pdf

Zhang, H., B. Gilbert, X. Zhang & S. Zhou. 2013. Community assembly along a successional gradient in sub-alpine meadows of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China. Oikos 122: 952-960  pdf

2010 – 2012

Gilbert, B. 2012. Joint consequences of dispersal and niche overlap on local diversity and resource use. Journal of Ecology 100: 287-296  pdf

O’Connor, M.I., B. Gilbert & C.J. Brown. 2011. Theoretical predictions for how temperature affects the dynamics of interacting herbivores and plants. American Naturalist 178: 626-638 pdf        

Gilbert, B. & J. R. Bennett. 2010. Partitioning variation in ecological communities: do the numbers add up? Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 1071-1082  pdf 
Supplementary information

2008 – 2009

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

MacDougall, A.S, B. Gilbert & J. M. Levine. 2009. Plant invasions and the niche. Journal of Ecology 97: 609-615  pdf 
F1000 recommended

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

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

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

2003 – 2006

Gilbert, B., W.F. Laurance, E.G. Leigh & H.E.M. Nascimento. 2006. Can neutral theory predict changes in Amazonian forest fragments? American Naturalist 168: 304-317  pdf
F1000 recommended

Gilbert, B., S.J. Wright, H.C. Muller-Landau, K. Kitajima & A. Hernandéz. 2006. Life history trade-offs in tropical trees and lianas. Ecology 87: 1281-1288  pdf

Gilbert, B. & M.J. Lechowicz. 2005. Invasibility and abiotic gradients: the positive correlation between native and exotic plant diversity. Ecology 86: 1848-1855  pdf

Karst, J., B. Gilbert & M.J. Lechowicz. 2005. Assembling fern communities: the roles of chance and environmental determinism at local and intermediate spatial scales. Ecology 86: 2473-2486  pdf

Weber, A., J. Karst, B. Gilbert & J.P. Kimmins. 2005. Thuja plicata exclusion in ectomycorrhiza-dominated forests: testing the role of inoculum potential of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Oecologia 143: 148-156  pdf

Gilbert, B. & M.J. Lechowicz. 2004. Neutrality, niches, and dispersal in a temperate forest understory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 101: 7651-7656 pdf

Weber, A., B. Gilbert, J.P. Kimmins & C.E. Prescott. 2003. Factors limiting the early survivorship of westernRedcedar (Thuja plicata) on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33: 854-861  pdf