Publications

In press:

Grman, E., J.L. Orrock, C.W. Habeck, J.A. Ledvina, and L.A. Brudvig. Altered beta diversity in post-agricultural woodlands: two hypotheses and the role of scale. Ecography.

2015:

Haddad, N.M. L.A. Brudvig, J. Clobert, K.F. Davies, A. Gonzalez, R.D. Holt, T.E. Lovejoy, J.E. Sexton, M.P. Austin, C.D. Collins, W.M. Cook, E.I. Damschen, R.M. Ewers, B.L. Foster, C. Jenkins, A. King, W.F. Laurance, D. J. Levey, C.R. Margules, B.A. Melbourne, A.O. Nicholls, J.L. Orrock, D. Song, and J.R. Townsend. Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems. Science Advances 1e1500052. [web link]

Mattingly, W.B., J.L. Orrock, C.D. Collins, L.A. Brudvig, E.I. Damschen, J.W. Veldman, J.L. Walker. Historical agriculture alters the effects of fire on understory plant beta diversity. Oecologia 177:507-518. [web link]

Orrock, J.L., E.T. Borer, L.A. Brudvig, J. Firn, A.S. MacDougall, B.A. Melbourne, L.H. Yang, D.V. Baker, A. Bar-Massada, , M.J. Crawley, E.I. Damschen, K.F. Davies, D.S. Gruner, A.D. Kay, E. Lind, R.L. McCulley, and E.W. Seabloom. A continent-wide study reveals clear relationships between regional abiotic conditions and post-dispersal seed predation. Journal of Biogeography 42:662-670.

2014:

Borer, E.T.,…L.A. Brudvig…et al. (Brudvig 14/55 authors). Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature 508:517-520. [web link]

Brudvig, L.A., J.L. Orrock, E.I. Damschen, C.D. Collins, P.G. Hahn, W.B. Mattingly, J.W. Veldman, and J.L. Walker. Land-use history and contemporary management inform an ecological reference model for longleaf pine woodland understory plant communities. PLoS ONE 9(1):e86604. [web link]

Damschen, E.I., D.V. Baker, G. Bohrer, R. Nathan, J.L. Orrock, J.R. Turner, L.A. Brudvig, N.M. Haddad, D.J. Levey, and J.J. Tewksbury. How fragmentation and corridors affect wind dynamics and seed dispersal in open habitats. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:3484-3489. [web link]

Grman, E., and L.A. Brudvig. Beta diversity among prairie restorations increases with species pool size, but not through enhanced species sorting. Journal of Ecology 102:1017-1024. [web link]

Grman, E., L.A. Brudvig, and T. Bassett. A prairie plant community dataset for addressing questions in community assembly and restoration. Ecology 95:2363. [pdf]

Haddad, N.M., L.A. Brudvig, E.I. Damschen, D.M. Evans, B.L. Johnson, D.J. Levey, J.L. Orrock, J. Resasco, L.L. Sullivan, J.J. Tewksbury, S.A. Wagner, and A.J. Weldon. Potential negative ecological effects of corridors. Conservation Biology 28:1178-1187. [pdf]

Lettow, M.C., L.A. Brudvig, C.A. Bahlai, and D.A. Landis. Oak savanna management strategies and their differential effects on vegetation structure, understory light, and flowering forbs. Forest Ecology and Management 329:89-98. [pdf]

Resasco, J., N.M. Haddad, J.L. Orrock, D. Shoemaker, L.A. Brudvig, E.I. Damschen, J.J. Tewksbury, and D.J. Levey. Landscape corridors can increase invasion by an exotic species and reduce diversity of native species. Ecology 95:2033-2039. [pdf]

Veldman, J.W., L.A. Brudvig, E.I. Damschen, J.L. Orrock, W.B. Mattingly, and J.L. Walker. Fire frequency, agricultural history, and the multivariate control of pine savanna understory plant diversity. Journal of Vegetation Science 25:1438-1449. [pdf]

2013:

Brudvig, L.A., E. Grman, C.W. Habeck, J.L. Orrock, and J.A. Ledvina. Strong legacy of agricultural land use on soils and understory plant communities in longleaf pine woodlands. Forest Ecology and Management 310:944-955. [pdf]

Grman, E., T. Bassett, and L.A. Brudvig. Confronting contingency in restoration: management and site history determine outcomes of assembling prairies, but site characteristics and landscape context have little effect. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:1234-1243. [web link]

Seabloom, E., … L.A. Brudvig…et al. (Brudvig 20/73 authors). Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: Is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Global Change Biology 19:3677-3687. [pdf]

Veldman, J.W., W.B. Mattingly, and L.A. Brudvig. Understory plant communities and the functional distinction between savanna trees, forest trees, and pines. Ecology 94:424-434. [pdf]

2012:

Brudvig, L.A., S.A. Wagner, and E.I. Damschen. Corridors promote fire via connectivity and edge effects. Ecological Applications 22:937-946. [pdf]

Damschen, E.I. and L.A. Brudvig. Landscape connectivity strengthens local-regional richness relationships in successional plant communities. Ecology 93:704-710. [pdf]

2011:

Brudvig, L.A.  The restoration of biodiversity: Where has research been and where does it need to go? American Journal of Botany 98:549-558. (invited) [pdf]

Brudvig, L.A., H.M. Blunck, H. Asbjornsen, V.S. Mateos-Remigio, S.A. Wagner, and J.A. Randall. Influences of woody encroachment and restoration thinning on overstory savanna oak tree growth rates. Forest Ecology and Management 262:1409-1416. [pdf]

Brudvig, L.A. and E.I. Damschen. Land-use history, historical connectivity, and land management interact to determine longleaf pine woodland understory richness and composition. Ecography 34:257-266. [pdf]

Brudvig, L.A., C.M. Mabry, and L.M. Mottl. Dispersal, not understory light competition, limits restoration of Iowa woodland understory herbs. Restoration Ecology 19:24-31. [pdf]

Craig, M.T., J.L. Orrock, and L.A. Brudvig. Edge-mediated patterns of seed removal in experimentally connected and fragmented landscapes. Landscape Ecology 26:1373-1381. [pdf]

Sullivan, L.L., B.L. Johnson, L.A. Brudvig, and N.M. Haddad. Can dispersal mode predict corridor effects on plant parasites? Ecology 92:1559-1564. [pdf]

2010:

Brudvig, L.A. Woody encroachment removal from Midwestern oak savannas alters understory diversity across space and time. Restoration Ecology 18:74-84. [pdf] [supplemental info]

Mabry, C.M., L.A. Brudvig, and R.C. Atwell. The confluence of landscape context and site-level management in determining Midwestern savanna and woodland breeding bird communities. Forest Ecology and Management 260:42-51. [pdf]

2009:

Brudvig, L.A., E.I. Damschen, J.J. Tewksbury, N.M. Haddad, and D.J. Levey. Landscape connectivity promotes plant biodiversity spillover into non-target habitats. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 9328-9332. [pdf]

Brudvig, L.A. and H. Asbjornsen. The removal of woody encroachment restores biophysical gradients in Midwestern oak savannas. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:231-240. [pdf]

Brudvig, L.A. and H. Asbjornsen. Dynamics and determinants of Quercus alba seedling success following savanna encroachment and restoration. Forest Ecology and Management 257:876-884. [pdf]

2008:

Brudvig, L.A. Large scale experimentation and oak regeneration. Forest Ecology and Management 255:3017-3018. Editor’s Introduction to Special Issue; Featured on journal cover. [pdf]

Brudvig, L.A. and H. Asbjornsen. Patterns of oak regeneration in a Midwestern savanna restoration experiment. Forest Ecology and Management 255:3019-3025. [pdf]

Brudvig, L.A. and C.M. Mabry. Trait-based filtering of the regional species pool to guide understory plant reintroductions in Midwestern oak savannas, USA. Restoration Ecology 16:290-304. [pdf]

Damschen, E.I., L.A. Brudvig, N.M. Haddad, D.J. Levey, J.L. Orrock, and J.J. Tewksbury (contributions equal after first author). The movement ecology and dynamics of plant communities in fragmented landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105:19078-19083. [pdf]

2007:

Brudvig, L.A. and H. Asbjornsen. Stand structure, composition and regeneration dynamics following removal of encroaching woody vegetation from Midwestern oak savannas. Forest Ecology and Management 244:112-121. [pdf]

Brudvig, L.A., C.M. Mabry, J.R. Miller, and T.A. Walker. Evaluation of central North American prairie management based on species diversity, life-form, and individual species metrics. Conservation Biology 21:864-874. [pdf]

Asbjornsen, H., M.D. Tomer, M. Gomez-Cardenas, L.A. Brudvig, C.M. Greenan, and K. Schilling. Tree transpiration in a Midwestern bur oak savanna after elm encroachment and restoration thinning. Forest Ecology and Management 247:209-219. [pdf]

Asbjornsen, H., L.A. Brudvig, and M.D. Tomer. Ecohydrological implications of removing encroaching woody vegetation from a Midwestern bur oak savanna. Ecological Restoration 25:58-59. [pdf]

Prior:

Brudvig, L.A. and C.W. Evans. 2006. Competitive interactions between Quercus alba seedlings and native and exotic shrubs. Northeastern Naturalist 13:259-268. [pdf]

Asbjornsen, H., L.A. Brudvig, C.M. Mabry, C.W. Evans, and H.M. Karnitz. 2005. Defining reference information for restoring ecologically rare tallgrass oak savannas in the Midwestern United States. Journal of Forestry 103:345-350. [pdf]

Brudvig, L.A. and H. Asbjornsen. 2005. Oak regeneration before and after initial restoration efforts in a tallgrass oak savanna. American Midland Naturalist 153:180-186. [pdf]

Brudvig, L. and P. F. Quintana-Ascencio. 2003. Herbivory and postgrazing response in Hypericum cumulicola . Florida Scientist 66:99-108.