In press:

Lau, J.A., S. Magnoli, C.R. Zirbel, and L.A. Brudvig. The limits to adaptation in restored ecosystems and how management can help overcome them. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Linabury, M.C., N.E. Turley, and L.A. Brudvig. Arthropods remove more seeds than mammals in first-year prairie restorations. Restoration Ecology. [web link]


Barber, N.A., A.K. Farrell, R.C. Blackburn, J.T. Bauer, A.M. Groves, L.A. Brudvig, and H.P. Jones. Grassland restoration characteristics influence phylogenetic and taxonomic structure of plant communities and suggest assembly mechanisms. Journal of Ecology 107:2105-2120. [web link]

Barker, C.A., N.E. Turley, J.L. Orrock, J.A. Ledvina, and L.A. Brudvig. Agricultural land-use history does not reduce woodland understory herb establishment. Oecologia 189:1049-1060. [web link]

Burt, M.A., and L.A. Brudvig. Pollen limitation and self-compatibility in three pine savanna herbs. Southeastern Naturalist 18:405-418. [web link]

Caughin, T.T., E.I. Damschen, N.M. Haddad, D.J. Levey, C. Warneke, and L.A. Brudvig. Landscape heterogeneity is key to forecasting outcomes of plant reintroduction. Ecological Applications 2:e01850 [web link].

Groves, A.M. and L.A. Brudvig. Inter-annual variation in precipitation and other planting conditions impacts seedling establishment in sown plant communities. Restoration Ecology 27:128-137. [web link]

Zirbel, C.R., E. Grman, T. Bassett, and L.A. Brudvig. Landscape context explains ecosystem multifunctionality in restored grasslands better than plant diversity. Ecology 100(4):e02634. [web link]


Breland, S., N.E. Turley, J. Gibbs, R. Isaacs, and L.A. Brudvig. Restoration increases bee abundance and richness but not pollination in remnant and post-agricultural longleaf pine woodlands. Ecosphere 9(9):e02435. [web link]

Grman, E., C.R. Zirbel, T. Bassett, and L.A. Brudvig. Ecosystem multifunctionality increases with beta diversity in restored prairies. Oecologia 188:837-848. [web link]

Hautier, Y., … L.A. Brudvig … et al. (Brudvig 12/43 authors). Local loss and spatial homogenization of biodiversity reduce ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2:50-56. [web link]

Lettow, M.C., L.A. Brudvig, C.A. Bahlai, J. Gibbs, R. Jean, and D.A. Landis. Bee community responses to a gradient of oak savanna restoration practices. Restoration Ecology 26:882-890. [web link]


Brudvig, L.A. Toward prediction in the restoration of biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:1013-1017. [web link]

Brudvig, L.A., S.J. Leroux, C.A. Albert, E.M. Bruna, K.F. Davies, R.M. Ewers, D.J. Levey, R. Pardini, and J. Resasco. Evaluating conceptual models of landscape change. Ecography 40:74-84. [web link]

Brudvig, L.A., R.S. Barak, J.T. Bauer, T.T. Caughlin, D.C. Laughlin, L. Larios, J.W. Matthews, K.L. Stuble, N.E. Turley, and C.R. Zirbel. Interpreting variation to advance predictive restoration science. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:1018-1027. [web link]

Collins, C.D., C. Banks-Leite, L.A. Brudvig, B.L. Foster, W.M. Cook, E.I. Damschen, A. Andrade, M. Austin, J.L. Camargo, D.A. Driscoll, R.D. Holt, W.F. Laurance, A.O. Nicholls, and J.L. Orrock. Fragmentation affects plant community composition over time. Ecography 40:119-130. [web link]

Haddad, N.M., A. Gonzalez, L.A. Brudvig, M.A. Burt, D.J. Levey, and E.I. Damschen. Experimental evidence does not support the Habitat Amount Hypothesis. Ecography 40:48-55. [web link]

Turley, N.E., J.L. Orrock., J.A. Ledvina, and L.A. Brudvig. Dispersal and establishment limitation slows plant community recovery in post-agricultural longleaf pine savannas. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:1100-1109. [web link]

Zirbel, C.R., T. Bassett, E. Grman, and L.A. Brudvig. Plant functional traits and environmental conditions shape community assembly and ecosystem functioning during restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:1070-1079. [web link]


Brudvig, L.A. Interpreting the effects of landscape connectivity on community diversity. Journal of Vegetation Science 27:4-5. [web link]

Herrmann, J.D., T.A. Carlo, L.A. Brudvig, E.I. Damschen, N.M. Haddad, D.J. Levey, J.L. Orrock, and J.J. Tewksbury. Connectivity from a different perspective: comparing seed dispersal kernels in connected vs. unfragmented landscapes. Ecology 97:1274-1282. [web link]

Levey, D.J., T.T. Caughlin, L.A. Brudvig, N.M. Haddad, E.I. Damschen, J.J. Tewksbury, and D.M. Evans. Disentangling fragmentation effects on herbivory in understory plants of longleaf pine savanna. Ecology 97:2248-2258. [web link]

Turley, N.E., and L.A. Brudvig. Agricultural land-use history causes persistent loss of plant phylogenetic diversity. Ecology 97:2240-2247. [web link]


Bizzari, L.E., C.D. Collins, L.A. Brudvig, and E.I. Damschen. Historical agriculture and contemporary fire frequency alter soil properties in longleaf pine woodlands. Forest Ecology and Management. 349:45-54. [pdf]

Brudvig, L.A., E.I. Damschen, N.M. Haddad, D.J. Levey, and J.J. Tewksbury. The influence of habitat fragmentation on multiple plant-animal interactions and plant reproduction. Ecology 96:2669-2678. [web link]

Grman, E., T. Bassett, C.R. Zirbel, and L.A. Brudvig. Dispersal and establishment filters influence the assembly of restored prairie plant communities. Restoration Ecology. 23:892-899. [web link]

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 38:614-621. [pdf]

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. [web link]

Seabloom, E.,…L.A. Brudvig…et al. (Brudvig 19/66 authors). Plant species’ origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands. Nature Communications 6:7710. [web link]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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.