Vermont Atlas of Life projects make available biodiversity data to the global community of researchers, educators, conservationists, students, and anyone else with an interest in our natural heritage. These data are freely available for download. This list of publications highlights ways in which VAL-mediated data are being used. VAL-mediated data include those from Vermont eBird, Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist, and e-Butterfly, as well as other crowd-sourced projects that we directly support. We would like this list of publications to be as inclusive as possible, so if you know of other publications that have made use of VAL data products, please let us know.

2024

  1. Arlé, E.Knight, T. M.Jiménez-Muñoz, M.Biancolini, D.Belmaker, J., & Meyer, C. (2024). The cumulative niche approach: A framework to assess the performance of ecological niche model projectionsEcology and Evolution14, e11060. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.11060
  2. Boonman, C.C.F., Serra-Diaz, J.M., Hoeks, S. et al. More than 17,000 tree species are at risk from rapid global change. Nat Commun 15, 166 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-44321-9 
  3. Carvalho, A. P. S., Owens, H. L., St Laurent, R. A., Earl, C., Dexter, K. M., Messcher, R. L., … & Lohman, D. J. (2024). Comprehensive phylogeny of Pieridae butterflies reveals strong correlation between diversification and temperature. iScience. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2024.109336
  4. Cheeseman, Amanda E., David S. Jachowski, Roland Kays et al. (2024). From past habitats to present threats: Tracing North American weasel distributions through a century of climate and land use change, 29 February 2024, PREPRINT (Version 1) https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-3991336/v1 
  5. Davis, A. J., Groom, Q., Adriaens, T., Vanderhoeven, S., Oldoni, D., Desmet, P., … & Strubbe, D. (2024). Reproducible WiSDM: a workflow for reproducible invasive alien species risk maps under climate change scenarios using standardized open data. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution12, 1148895. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2024.1148895
  6. Felix, F., Julia, L., Michael, O., Tingting, X., Shikun, G., Elia, G., … & Harald, M. (2024). Home-and-away comparisons of life history traits indicate enemy release and founder effects of the solitary bee, Megachile sculpturalis. Basic and Applied Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2024.02.008
  7. Isitt R, Liebhold AM, Turner RM, Battisti A, Bertelsmeier C, Blake R, Brockerhoff EG, Heard SB, Krokene P, Økland B, Nahrung HF, Rassati D, Roques A, Yamanaka T, Pureswaran DS (2024) Asymmetrical insect invasions between three world regions. NeoBiota 90: 35-51. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.90.110942
  8. Jeong, Y. S., Lee, D. S., Lee, D. Y., & Park, Y. S. (2024). Predicting Potential Occurrence of Adelges tsugae (Homoptera: Adelgidae) on a Global Scale under Climate Change Scenarios Using Maximum Entropy Model. Global Ecology and Conservation, e02861. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2024.e02861
  9. Ji H, Wei X, Ma D, Wang X, Liu Q (2024) Predicting the global potential distribution of two major vectors of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever under conditions of global climate change. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 18(1): e0011883. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0011883
  10. Khaliq, I., Rixen, C., Zellweger, F. et al. Warming underpins community turnover in temperate freshwater and terrestrial communities. Nat Commun 15, 1921 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-46282-z
  11. Martín-Sánchez, R., Sancho-Knapik, D., Alonso-Forn, D. et al. (2024). Oak leaf morphology may be more strongly shaped by climate than by phylogeny. Annals of Forest Science 81, 14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-024-01232-z
  12. Petersen, M. J., & Losey, J. E. (2024). Niche overlap with an exotic competitor mediates the abundant niche‐centre relationship for a native lady beetle. Diversity and Distributions, e13825. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13825
  13. Pironon, S. et al. (2024). The global distribution of plants used by humans. Science 383:293-297.DOI:10.1126/science.adg8028
  14. Rousseau Josée S., Woodard S. Hollis, Jepsen Sarina, Du Clos Brianne, Johnston Alison, Danforth Bryan N., Rodewald Amanda D. (2024). Advancing bee conservation in the US: gaps and opportunities in data collection and reporting. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 12. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2024.1346795
  15. Sánchez-Castro, D.Patsiou, T.-S.Perrier, A.Schepers, J., & Willi, Y. (2024). Uncovering the cause of breakup between species’ range limits and niche limits under climate warmingJournal of Biogeography00114https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14796
  16. Shirey, V.Neupane, N.Guralnick, R., & Ries, L. (2024). Rising minimum temperatures contribute to 50 years of occupancy decline among cold-adapted Arctic and boreal butterflies in North AmericaGlobal Change Biology30, e17205. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.17205
  17. Steiner, M., Huettmann, F., Bryans, N. et al. With super SDMs (machine learning, open access big data, and the cloud) towards more holistic global squirrel hotspots and coldspots. Sci Rep 14, 5204 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-55173-8
  18. Toussaint, A.Pärtel, M. & Carmona, C.P. (2024Contrasting impacts of non-native and threatened species on morphological, life history, and phylogenetic diversity in bird assemblagesEcology Letters27, e14373. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.14373
  19. Waldron, B. P., Watts, E. F., & Kuchta, S. R. (2024). Traversing the Great Lakes: Post‐glacial colonization by a widespread terrestrial salamander. Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14861
  20. Xia, M.-Q.Luo, Y.-X.Suyama, Y.Matsuo, A.Sakaguchi, S.Wang, Y.-G., & Li, P. (2024). Genetic divergence and ecological adaptation of an eastern North American spring ephemeral Sanguinaria canadensisDiversity and Distributions00, e13813. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13813
  21. Yancy, A. J., Lee, B. R., Kuebbing, S. E., Neufeld, H. S., Spicer, M. E., & Heberling, J. M. (2024). Evaluating the definition and distribution of spring ephemeral wildflowers in eastern North America. American Journal of Botany111(5), e16323. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.16323

2023

  1. Ashley C. WahlbergReuber Antoniazzi, and Christopher M. Schalk (2023). Patterns of the introduction, spread, and impact of the brown widow spider, Latrodectus geometricus (Araneae: Theridiidae), in the Americas. The Journal of Arachnology 51(2), 195-205. https://doi.org/10.1636/JoA-S-22-022
  2. Bonnamour, A., Blake, R. E., Liebhold, A. M., Nahrung, H. F., Roques, A., Turner, R. M., … & Bertelsmeier, C. (2023). Historical plant introductions predict current insect invasions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120(24), e2221826120. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2221826120
  3. Callaghan, C.T., Borda-de-Água, L., van Klink, R. et al. (2023). Unveiling global species abundance distributions. Nat Ecol Evol 7, 1600–1609. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-023-02173-y
  4. Cerini, FrancescoLeonardo VignoliMichael Blust, and Giovanni Strona (2023). Functional Traits Predict Species Co-Occurrence Patterns In a North American Odonata Metacommunity. Ecosphere 14(12): e4732. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4732
  5. Chen, Ying, Peng Zhao, Qiaochu Xu, Bingjie Qu, Dan Li, Sarah Clement, Li Li, (2023)
    Relating biodiversity with health disparities of human population: An ecological study across the United States. One Health, Volume 16, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2023.100548.
  6. Chesshire, P.R., Fischer, E.E., Dowdy, N.J., Griswold, T.L., Hughes, A.C., Orr, M.C., Ascher, J.S., Guzman, L.M., Hung, K.-L.J., Cobb, N.S. and McCabe, L.M. (2023), Completeness analysis for over 3000 United States bee species identifies persistent data gap. Ecography e06584. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.06584
  7. Chowdhury, S., Zalucki, M. P., Hanson, J. O., Tiatragul, S., Green, D., Watson, J. E., & Fuller, R. A. (2023). Three-quarters of insect species are insufficiently represented by protected areas. One Earth6(2), 139-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2022.12.003 (pdf)
  8. Cobos, M. E., Nunez-Penichet, C., Campbell, P. D., Cooper, J. C., Machado-Stredel, F., Barve, N., … & Peterson, A. T. (2023). Effects of occurrence data density on conservation prioritization strategies. Biological Conservation, 284, 110207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110207
  9. Cohen, J., & Jetz, W. (2023). Diverse strategies for tracking seasonal environmental niches at hemispheric scaleGlobal Ecology and Biogeography00112https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13722
  10. Contreras-Díaz, R. G., Nori, J., Chiappa-Carrara, X., Peterson, A. T., Soberón, J., & Osorio-Olvera, L. (2023). Well-intentioned initiatives hinder understanding biodiversity conservation: Cloaked iNaturalist information for threatened species. Biological Conservation282, 110042. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110042
  11. Cunze, S., Klimpel, S. & Kochmann, J. Land cover and climatic conditions as potential drivers of the raccoon (Procyon lotor) distribution in North America and Europe. Eur J Wildl Res 69, 62 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10344-023-01679-x
  12. Daru, B.H., Rodriguez, J. (2023). Mass production of unvouchered records fails to represent global biodiversity patterns. Nat Ecol Evol 7, 816–831. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-023-02047-3
  13. Davidow, M.Schafer, T. L. J.Merow, C.Che-Castaldo, J.Düker, M.-C.Feng, E., & Matteson, D. S. (2023). Clustering future scenarios based on predicted range mapsMethods in Ecology and Evolution001– 15https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.14080
  14. deMaynadier, Phillip, Matthew D. SchlesingerSpencer P. HardyKent P. McFarlandLaura SaucierErin L. WhiteTracy A. ZarrilloBruce E. Young (2023). Insect Pollinators: The Time is Now for Identifying Species of Greatest Conservation Need.
  15. Douglas HB, Smith TW, Bouchard P (2023) Palaearctic leaf beetle Chrysolina fastuosa (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae) new to North America. Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e103261. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.11.e103261
  16. Dorey, James B., Erica E. FischerPaige R. ChesshireAngela Nava-BolañosRobert L. O’ReillySilas BossertShannon M. CollinsElinor M. LichtenbergErika M. TuckerAllan Smith-PardoArmando Falcon-BrindisDiego A. GuevaraBruno RibeiroDiego de PedroJohn PickeringKeng-Lou James HungKatherine A. ParysLindsie M. McCabeMatthew S. RoganRobert L. MinckleySantiago J.E. VelazcoTerry GriswoldTracy A. ZarrilloWalter JetzYanina V. SicaMichael C. OrrLaura Melissa GuzmanJohn A. AscherAlice C. HughesNeil S. Cobb (2023). BeeDC: An R package and globally synthesised and flagged bee occurrence dataset. 
  17. Emberts, Z. (2023). Phasmid species that inhabit colder environments are less likely to have the ability to fly. Ecology and Evolution, 13, e10290. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.10290
  18. Espinoza, A. C., Urban-Mead, K. R., Buckner, M. A., Flórez-Gómez, N., Kueneman, J. G., & Danforth, B. N. (2023). Biology of Andrena (Callandrena Sensu Lato) Asteris Robertson (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae), an Eastern Aster Specialist that Makes a Very Deep Nest. Northeastern Naturalist, 29(4), 474-491. https://doi.org/10.1656/045.029.0406 
  19. Ewes, T. (2023). A global analysis of changes in invertebrate species richness with area: deriving global species-area relationships from ecoregional species richness using occurrence records from the GBIF database. Open Universiteit, Thesis. (PDF)
  20. Fonseca, Emanuel M, Tara A Pelletier, Sydney K Decker, Danielle J Parsons, Bryan C Carstens (2023). Pleistocene glaciations caused the latitudinal gradient of within-species genetic diversity, Evolution Letters, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 331–338, https://doi.org/10.1093/evlett/qrad030
  21. Garcia‐Rosello, E., Gonzalez‐Dacosta, J., Guisande, C., & Lobo, J. M. (2023). GBIF falls short of providing a representative picture of the global distribution of insects. Systematic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12589
  22. Gilman, A.V. (2023). Additions to the New Flora of Vermont — III. Phytoneuron 2023-33: 1–18. Published 6 September 2023. https://www.phytoneuron.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/33PhytoN-VermontAdditionsIII.pdf
  23. Grether, G.F.Finneran, A.E. & Drury, J.P. (2023Niche differentiation, reproductive interference, and range expansionEcology Letters00115. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.14350
  24. Grigoropoulou, A.Hamid, S. A.Acosta, R.Akindele, E. O.Al-Shami, S. A.Altermatt, F.Amatulli, G.Angeler, D. G.Arimoro, F. O.Aroviita, J.Astorga-Roine, A.Bastos, R. C.Bonada, N.Boukas, N.Brand, C.Bremerich, V.Bush, A.Cai, Q.Callisto, M. … Domisch, S. (2023). The global EPTO database: Worldwide occurrences of aquatic insectsGlobal Ecology and Biogeography001– 14https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13648
  25. Huang, Q., Bateman, B. L., Michel, N. L., Pidgeon, A. M., Radeloff, V. C., Heglund, P., … & Sauer, J. R. (2023). Modeled distribution shifts of North American birds over four decades based on suitable climate alone do not predict observed shifts. Science of the Total Environment857, 159603. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.159603  
  26. Mickayla Mulvihill Johnston, Richard E Feldman, Luis F De León, (2023). Range-wide site-occupancy modeling of Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus), Journal of Urban Ecology, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2023, juad015, https://doi.org/10.1093/jue/juad015
  27. Jones, A. G., Obrycki, J. J., Sethuraman, A., & Weisrock, D. W. (2023). Shared patterns of population genomic variation and phenotypic response across rapid range expansions in two invasive lady beetle species. bioRxiv, 2023-01. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.01.13.523993
  28. Juozaitienė, R.Seebens, H.Latombe, G.Essl, F., & Wit, E. C. (2023). Analysing ecological dynamics with relational event models: The case of biological invasionsDiversity and Distributions2912081225https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13752
  29. Kanmaz, O., Şenel, T., & Dalfes, H. N. (2023). A Modeling Framework to Frame a Biological Invasion: Impatiens glandulifera in North America. Plants12(7), 1433. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12071433 
  30. Keyser, S.R., Fink, D., Gudex-Cross, D., Radeloff, V.C., Pauli, J.N. and Zuckerberg, B. (2023), Snow cover dynamics: an overlooked yet important feature of winter bird occurrence and abundance across the United States. Ecography, 2023: e06378. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.06378
  31. Kindt, R. (2023). TreeGOER: A database with globally observed environmental ranges for 48,129 tree species. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16914 
  32. Kusch, Erik and Alejandro Ordonez (2023). Ecological Network Resilience & Extinction Proxies – Updating Projections of Ecological Networks. 
  33. Liebherr, J. K., Liebhold, A. M., Woo, B., & Hajek, A. E. (2023). Range expansion within the northern USA by the accidentally introduced Carabus granulatus Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera: Carabidae). BioInvasions Records12. (PDF)
  34. Lioy S, Carisio L, Manino A, Porporato M. Climatic Niche Differentiation between the Invasive Hornet Vespa velutina nigrithorax and Two Native Hornets in Europe, Vespa crabro and Vespa orientalisDiversity. 2023; 15(4):495. https://doi.org/10.3390/d15040495
  35. Mähn, L. A., Hof, C., Brandl, R., & Pinkert, S. (2023). Beyond latitude: Temperature, productivity and thermal niche conservatism drive global body size variation in Odonata. Global Ecology and Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13661
  36. Mandeville, C.P., Nilsen, E.B., Herfindal, I. et al. Participatory monitoring drives biodiversity knowledge in global protected areas. Commun Earth Environ 4, 240 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-023-00906-2
  37. Marneweck, Courtney J.Stephen N. HarrisAlex J. JensenMeghan P. KeatingMichael MuthersbaughDana L. NelsonEduardo RosalesElizabeth A. SaldoKeifer TitusDavid S. Jachowski (2023). Poleward expansion of Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) under future conditions. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology: 135(2): 118–126. doi: https://doi.org/10.1676/22-00046
  38. Medzihorský, V., Trombik, J., Mally, R., Turčáni, M., & Liebhold, A. M. (2023). Insect invasions track a tree invasion: Global distribution of black locust herbivores. Journal of Biogeography, 50, 1285–1298. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14625
  39. Miller, Tricia A., Michael J. Lanzone, Melissa A. Braham, Adam E. Duerr, Jeff Cooper, Scott Somershoe, David Hanni, Eric C. Soehren, Carrie Threadgill, Mercedes Maddox, Jonathan Stober, Christine Kelly, Tom Salo, Andrew Berry, Mark Martell, Scott Mehus, Brian Dirks, Robert Sargent, and Todd E. Katzner (2023). Winter Distribution of Golden Eagles in the Eastern USA,” Journal of Raptor Research 57(4): 522-532. https://doi.org/10.3356/JRR-23-00012
  40. Moreira, H., Kuipers, K. J., Posthuma, L., Zijp, M. C., Hauck, M., Huijbregts, M. A., & Schipper, A. M. (2023). Threats of land use to the global diversity of vascular plants. Diversity and Distributions. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13693
  41. Nizamani, M. M., Papeş, M., Wang, H. F., & Harris, A. J. (2023). How does spatial extent and environmental limits affect the accuracy of species richness estimates from ecological niche models? A case study with North American Pinaceae and Cactaceae. Ecology and Evolution13(4), e10007. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.10007
  42. Oliver, R. Y., Iannarilli, F., Ahumada, J., Fegraus, E., Flores, N., Kays, R., … & Jetz, W. (2023). Camera trapping expands the view into global biodiversity and its change. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 378(1881), 20220232. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2022.0232
  43. Ondo, I., Dhanjal-Adams, K., Pironon, S., Silvestro, D., Deklerck, V., Grace, O., … & Antonelli, A. (2023). Plant diversity darkspots for global collection priorities. bioRxiv, 2023-09. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.09.12.557387
  44. Pinkert, S., Sica, Y.V., Winner, K. and Jetz, W. (2023), The potential of ecoregional range maps for boosting taxonomic coverage in ecology and conservation. Ecography, 2023: e06794. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.06794
  45. Pope, N. S., Singh, A., Childers, A. K., Kapheim, K. M., Evans, J. D., & López-Uribe, M. M. (2023). The expansion of agriculture has shaped the recent evolutionary history of a specialized squash pollinator. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences120(15), e2208116120. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2208116120
  46. Prytula, E. D., Reudink, M. W., LaZerte, S. E., Sonnleitner, J., & McKellar, A. E. (2023). Shifts in breeding distribution, migration timing, and migration routes of two North American swift species. Journal of Field Ornithology94(3). https://doi.org/10.5751/JFO-00341-940314
  47. Rousseau, Josée S.S. Hollis WoodardSarina JepsenBrianne Du ClosAlison JohnstonBryan N. DanforthAmanda D. Rodewald (2023). Advancing bee conservation in the US: gaps and opportunities in data collection and reporting
  48. Sáenz-Ceja, J. E., & Mendoza, M. E. (2023). Priority areas for the conservation of the genus Abies Mill.(Pinaceae) in North America. Journal for Nature Conservation, 126407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2023.126407
  49. Santos, Abraão AlmeidaJordanne JacquesEdel Pérez-López (2023). Impact of climate change on leafhopper vectors of phytoplasmas in North America.
  50. Saunders Sarah P., Joanna Grand Brooke L Bateman Mariah Meek Chad B Wilsey Nicole Forstenhaeusler Erin Graham Rachel Warren Jeff Price (2023). ntegrating climate-change refugia into 30 by 30 conservation planning in North America. Front Ecol Environ 2023; 21(2): 77–84, https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2592
  51. Schertler, A., Lenzner, B., Dullinger, S., Moser, D., Bufford, J. L., Ghelardini, L., … & Essl, F. (2023). Biogeography and global flows of 100 major alien fungal and fungus‐like oomycete pathogens. Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14755
  52. Sheffield C, Palmier KM (2023) Range expansion of Bombus (Pyrobombus) bimaculatus Cresson in Canada (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Biodiversity Data Journal 11: e104657. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.11.e104657
  53. Shirey, V., Neupane, N., Guralnick, R., & Ries, L. (2023). Rising minimum temperatures contribute to 50 years of shifting Arctic and boreal butterfly communities in North America. bioRxiv, 2023-04. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.04.24.538168
  54. Smith, A. B.Murphy, S. J.Henderson, D., & Erickson, K. D. (2023). Including imprecisely georeferenced specimens improves accuracy of species distribution models and estimates of niche breadthGlobal Ecology and Biogeography001– 14https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13628
  55. Su, J., Liu, W., Hu, F., Miao, P., Xing, L., & Hua, Y. (2023). The Distribution Pattern and Species Richness of Scorpionflies (Mecoptera: Panorpidae). Insects14(4), 332. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects14040332 
  56. Szabo, J. K., Forti, L. R., & Callaghan, C. T. (2023). Large biodiversity datasets conform to Benford’s law: Implications for assessing sampling heterogeneity. Biological Conservation280, 109982. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2023.109982
  57. Tourville, Jordon, Georgia Murray, Sarah Nelson (2023). Distinct latitudinal patterns of shifting spring phenology across the Appalachian Trail Corridor. bioRxiv 2023.12.11.571108; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.12.11.571108
  58. Vivas-Toro, I., Martínez-Méndez, N., Sagot, M., León-Avila, G., & Ortega, J. (2023). Landscape genetics of the Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans) in the northeastern United States. Journal of Mammalogy, gyad009. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyad009
  59. Wang S, Lu Y, Han M, Li L, He P, Shi A, Bai M. (2023). Using MaxEnt Model to Predict the Potential Distribution of Three Potentially Invasive Scarab Beetles in China. Insects 14(3):239. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects14030239
  60. Woodworth, E., Tian, A., Blair, K. et al. Media myopia distorts public interest in US invasive plants. Biol Invasions (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-023-03101-8
  61. Xu, WB., Blowes, S.A., Brambilla, V. et al. (2023). Regional occupancy increases for widespread species but decreases for narrowly distributed species in metacommunity time series. Nat Commun 14, 1463. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-37127-2

2022

  1. Alves-Ferreira, G., Talora, D. C., Solé, M., Cervantes-López, M. J., & Heming, N. M. (2022). Unraveling global impacts of climate change on amphibians distributions: A life-history and biogeographic-based approach. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 1111. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.987237
  2. Armitage, D. W. (2022). Global maps of lake surface water temperatures reveal pitfalls of air-for-water substitutions in ecological prediction. Ecography, e06595. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.06595
  3. Ankori‐Karlinsky, R., Kalyuzhny, M., Barnes, K. F., Wilson, A. M., Flather, C., Renfrew, R., … & Kadmon, R. (2022). North American Breeding Bird Survey underestimates regional bird richness compared to Breeding Bird Atlases. Ecosphere, 13(2), e3925. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3925   
  4. Belitz, M. W., Barve, V., Doby, J. R., Hantak, M. M., Larsen, E. A., Li, D., … & Stucky, B. J. (2021). Climate drivers of adult insect activity are conditioned by life history traits. Ecology Letters24(12), 2687-2699. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13889 
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2020

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2019

  1. J. Keaton WilsonNicolas CasajusRebecca A. HutchinsonKent P. McFarlandJeremy T. KerrDominique BerteauxMaxim LarrivéeKathleen L. Prudic. Climate change and local host availability drive the northern range boundary in the rapid northward expansion of the eastern giant swallowtail butterfly.
  2. Girardello, M., Chapman, A., Dennis, R., Kaila, L., Borges, P. A., & Santangeli, A. (2019). Gaps in butterfly inventory data: A global analysis. Biological conservation236, 289-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.053
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2018

  1. Akin-Fajiye, M., Gurevitch, J. (2018). The influence of environmental factors on the distribution and density of invasive Centaurea stoebe across Northeastern USA. Biol Invasions 20, 3009–3023. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1755-7
  2. Hallworth M.T., P.P. Marra, K.P. McFarland, S. Zahendra, C.E. Studds. 2018. Tracking dragons: stable isotopes reveal the annual cycle of a long-distance migratory insect. Biology Letters 14: 20180741. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0741 (PDF)
  3. Richardson, L.L., K.P. McFarland, S. Zahendra, and S. Hardy. 2018. Bumble bee (Bombus) distribution and diversity in Vermont, USA: a century of change. Journal of Insect Conservationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10841-018-0113-5. (PDF)
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  6. Smith, J. R., Letten, A. D., Ke, P. J., Anderson, C. B., Hendershot, J. N., Dhami, M. K., … & Routh, D. (2018). A global test of ecoregions. Nature Ecology & Evolution2(12), 1889-1896. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0709-x
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2017

  1. Merow, C., Bois, S. T., Allen, J. M., Xie, Y., & Silander, J. A. (2017). Climate change both facilitates and inhibits invasive plant ranges in New England. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114(16), E3276-E3284. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1609633114
  2. Prudic, K.L., K.P. McFarland, J.C. Oliver, R.A. Hutchinson, E.C. Long, J.T. Kerr, and M. Larrivée. 2017. eButterfly: Leveraging Massive Online Citizen Science for Butterfly Conservation. Insects 8(2): 53. doi:10.3390/insects8020053
  3. Serra-Diaz, J.M., Enquist, B.J., Maitner, B. et al. (2017). Big data of tree species distributions: how big and how good?. For. Ecosyst. 4, 30. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40663-017-0120-0 

2016

  1. Davis, S. L., & Cipollini, D. (2016). Range, genetic diversity and future of the threatened butterfly, Pieris virginiensis. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 9(6), 506-516. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12189

2015

  1. Bell, Ross T. 2015. Carabidae of Vermont and New Hampshire. 2nd ed. Shires Press, Manchester Center, Vermont. 385pp. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7716359.v1
  2. Blust, M. and Pfeiffer, B. (2015). The Odonata of Vermont. Bulletin of American Odonatology 11(3-4), 69-119.
  3. van der Hoek, Y., A.M. Wilson, R.B. Renfrew, J. Walsh, P.G. Rodewald, J.Baldy, and L.L. Manne. 2015. Regional variability in extinction thresholds for forest birds in the north-eastern United States: an examination of potential drivers using long-term breeding bird atlas datasets. Diversity and Distributions  DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12327  (Abstract)

2014

  1. McFarland, K.P., L. Richardson, and S. Zahendra. 2014. Rusty-patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis): Report to the Vermont Endangered Species Committee. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1305.9289 (PDF)
  2. McFarland, K.P., L. Richardson, and S. Zahendra. 2014. Yellow-banded Bumblebee (Bombus terricola): Report to the Vermont Endangered Species Committee. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1764.0405.1844 (PDF)
  3. McFarland, K.P., L. Richardson, and S. Zahendra. 2014. Ashton’s Cuckoo Bumblebee (Bombus ashtoni): A report to the Vermont Endangered Species Committee. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2026.1844 (PDF)
  4. White, Erin L., Pamela D. Hunt, Matthew D. Schlesinger, Jeffrey D. Corser, and Phillip G. deMaynadier. (2014). A conservation status assessment of Odonata for the
    northeastern United States. New York Natural Heritage Program, Albany, NY. (PDF)

2013

  1. Renfrew, R. B., ed. 2013. The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Vermont. University Press of New England, Hanover, NH. 548 pp. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11499330.v1 
  2. van der Hoek, Y., R.B. Renfrew, and L.L. Manne. 2013. Assessing regional and interspecific variation in threshold responses of forest breeding birds through broad scale analyses. PLoS ONE 8:e55996. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0055996

2010

  1. Hunt, P. D., Blust, M., & Morrison, F. (2010). Lotic Odonata of the Connecticut River in New Hampshire and Vermont. Northeastern Naturalist,17(2), 175-188.
  2. McFarland, K.P. and S. Zahendra. 2010. The Vermont Butterfly Survey, 2002 – 2007: A Final Report to the Natural Heritage Information Project of the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. 298 pp. dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.827269.v1

pre-2000

  1. Laughlin, Sarah B. and Douglas P. Kibbe, eds. 1985. The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Vermont. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England. 456pp. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11449779.v1