In press:

Grman, E., C.R. Zirbel, J.T. Bauer, A.M. Groves, T. Bassett, and L.A. Brudvig. Super-abundant C4 grasses are a mixed blessing in restored prairies. Restoration Ecology.


Catano, C.P., E. Grman, E. Behrens, and L.A. Brudvig. Species pool size alters species-area relationships during experimental community assembly. Ecology e03231. [web link]


Bassett, T., D.A. Landis, and L.A. Brudvig. Effects of experimental prescribed fire and tree thinning on oak savanna understory plant communities and ecosystem structure. Forest Ecology and Management 464:118047. [web link]

Groves, A.M., J.T. Bauer, and L.A. Brudvig. Lasting signature of planting year weather on restored grasslands. Scientific Reports 10:5953. [web link]

Hautier, Y.,…L.A. Brudvig,…and S. Wang. General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales. Nature Communications 11:5375. [web link]

Odanaka, K., J. Gibbs, N. Turley, R. Isaacs, and L.A. Brudvig. Canopy thinning, not agricultural history, determines early responses of wild bees to longleaf pine savanna restoration. Restoration Ecology 28:138-146. [web link]

Turley, N.E., L. Bell. Dereske, S.E. Evans, and L.A. Brudvig. Agricultural land-use history and restoration impact soil microbial biodiversity in longleaf pine savannas. Journal of Applied Ecology. 57:852-863 [web link]

Zirbel, C.R. and L.A Brudvig. Trait-environment interactions affect plant establishment success during restoration. Ecology 101:e02971. [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]

Damschen, E.I., L.A. Brudvig, M.A. Burt, R.J. Fletcher Jr., N.M. Haddad, D.J. Levey, J.L. Orrock, J. Resasco, and J.J. Tewksbury. Ongoing accumulation of plant diversity through habitat connectivity in an 18-year experiment. Science 365:1478-1480. [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]

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 104:441-454. [web link]

Linabury, M.C., N.E. Turley, and L.A. Brudvig. Arthropods remove more seeds than mammals in first-year prairie restorations. Restoration Ecology 27:1300-1306. [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.