Publications

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Preprints and in press

  • M. T. Schwarz, D. Kneeshaw, and S.W. Kembel.  Preprint. The Gut-Associated Microbiome of the Eastern Spruce Budworm Does Not Influence Larval Growth or Survival. bioRxiv https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/05/25/330928
  • Lewthwaite, JMM and Angert, AL and Kembel, SW and Goring, SJ and Davies, TJ and Mooers, AO and Sperling, FAH and Vamosi, SM and Vamosi, JC and Kerr, JT. 2018. Canadian butterfly climate debt is
    significant and correlated with range size. Ecography. Online ahead of print.

2018

  • J. Wallace, I. Laforest-Lapointe, and S.W. Kembel. 2018. Variation in the leaf and root microbiome of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) at an elevational range limit. PeerJ. 6: e5293.
  • I. Martinez et al. (Kembel is 10th of 14 authors). 2018. Experimental evaluation of the importance of colonization history in early-life gut microbiota assembly. eLife. 7: e36521.
  • C.A.  Gaulke, H.K. Arnold, S.W. Kembel, J.P. O’Dwyer, and
    T.J. Sharpton. 2018. Ecophylogenetics reveals the evolutionary associations between mammals and their gut microbiota. mBio. 9: e01348-18.
  • C. Ruiz-Gonzalez, E. Archambault, I. Laforest-Lapointe, P.A. del Giorgio, S.W. Kembel, C. Messier, C. Nock, and B.E. Beisner. 2018. Soils associated to different tree communities do not elicit predictable responses in lake bacterial community structure and function. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 94(8): fiy115.
  • A. Collin, C. Messier, S.W. Kembel, and N. Belanger. 2018. Can sugar maple establish into the boreal forest? Insights from seedlings under various canopies in southern Quebec. Ecosphere. 9(1).

2017

  • I. Laforest-Lapointe, A. Paquette, C. Messier, and S.W. Kembel. 2017. Leaf bacterial diversity mediates plant diversity and ecosystem function relationships. Nature 546:145-147.
  • I. Laforest-Lapointe, C. Messier, and S.W. Kembel (2017). Tree Leaf Bacterial
    Community Structure and Diversity Differ along a Gradient of Urban Intensity. mSystems. 2(6): e00087–17.
  • A. Collin, C. Messier, S.W. Kembel, and N. Belanger. (2017). Low light
    availability associated with American beech is the main factor for reduced sugar maple seedling survival and growth rates in a hardwood forest of Southern Quebec. Forests. 8(11): 413.
  • C. Ruiz-Gonzalez, J.P. Nino-Garcia, S.W. Kembel, and P.A. Del Giorgio (2017).
    Identifying the core seed bank of a complex boreal bacterial metacommunity. ISME Journal. 11: 2012-2021.
  • G.T. Freschet, Gregoire et al (Kembel is 17th of 27 authors). (2017). Climate, soil and plant functional types as drivers of global fine-root trait variation. Journal of Ecology. 105(5): 1182-1196.

2016

  • Laforest-Lapointe, Isabelle and Messier, Christian and Kembel, Steven W. (2016). Host species identity, site and time drive temperate tree phyllosphere bacterial community structure. Microbiome. 4(1): 27.
  • I. Laforest-Lapointe, C. Messier, and S.W. Kembel. 2016. Tree phyllosphere bacterial communities: exploring the magnitude of intra-and inter-individual variation among host species. PeerJ 4:e2367.
  • I. Laforest-Lapointe, C. Messier, and S.W. Kembel. 2016. Host species identity, site and time drive temperate tree phyllosphere bacterial community structure. Microbiome 4:27.
  • Baldeck, CA and Kembel, SW et al. (2016). Phylogenetic turnover along local environmental gradients in tropical forest communities. Oecologia. 182(2): 547–557.

2015

  • J.P. O’Dwyer, S.W. Kembel, and T.J. Sharpton. 2015. Backbones of evolutionary history test biodiversity theory for microbes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 112:8356-8361.
  • P.R. Peres-Neto and S.W. Kembel. 2015. Phylogenetic gradient analysis: environmental drivers of phylogenetic variation across ecological communities. Plant Ecology 216:709-724.
  • NESCent Working Group on the Evolutionary Biology of the Built Environment. 2015. Evolution of the indoor biome. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30:223-232.
  • A Siefert, C Violle, et al. 2015. A global meta‐analysis of the relative extent of intraspecific trait variation in plant communities. Ecology Letters 18:1406-1419.
  • H. Morlon, T.K. O’Connor, J.A. Bryant, L.K. Charkoudian, K.M. Docherty, E. Jones, S.W. Kembel, J.L. Green, and B.J.M. Bohannan. 2015. The biogeography of putative microbial antibiotic production. PLOS ONE 10:e0130659.

2014

  • S.W. Kembel, T.K. O’Connor, H.K. Arnold, S.P. Hubbell, S.J. Wright, and J.L. Green. 2014. Relationships between phyllosphere bacterial communities and plant functional traits in a neotropical forest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 38:13715-13720.
  • S.W. Kembel and R.C. Mueller. 2014. Plant traits and taxonomy drive host associations in tropical phyllosphere fungal communities. Botany 92:303-311.
  • S.W. Kembel, J.F. Meadow, T.K. O’Connor, G. Mhuireach, D. Northcutt, J. Kline, M. Moriyama, G.Z. Brown, B.J.M. Bohannan, and J.L. Green. 2014. Architectural design drives the biogeography of indoor bacterial communities. PLoS ONE 9 (1), e87093.
  • M. Vellend, G. Lajoie, A. Bourret, C. Múrria, S.W. Kembel, and D. Garant. 2014. Drawing ecological inferences from coincident patterns of population- and community-level biodiversity. Molecular Ecology 23:2890-2901.
  • J.F. Meadow, A.E. Altrichter, S.W. Kembel, et al. 2014. Bacterial communities on classroom surfaces vary with human contact. Microbiome 2:7.
  • S. Joly, T.J. Davies, A. Archambault, A. Bruneau, A. Derry, S.W. Kembel, et al. 2014. Ecology in the age of DNA barcoding: the resource, the promise and the challenges ahead. Molecular Ecology Resources 14:221-232.
  • J.F. Meadow, A.E. Altrichter, S.W. Kembel, et al. 2014. Indoor airborne bacterial communities are influenced by ventilation, occupancy, and outdoor air source. Indoor Air 24:41-48.

2013

  • C.A. Baldeck, S.W. Kembel, K.E. Harms, et al. 2013. A taxonomic comparison of local habitat niches of tropical trees. Oecologia 4: 1491-1498. (doi:10.1007/s00442-013-2709-5).
  • S. Joly, T.J. Davies, A. Archambault, A. Bruneau, A. Derry, S.W. Kembel, P. Peres-Neto, J. Vamosi, and T.A. Wheeler. 2013. Ecology in the age of DNA barcoding: the resource, the promise, and the challenges ahead. Molecular Ecology Resources. (doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12173).
  • J.F. Meadow, A.E. Altrichter, S.W. Kembel, J. Kline, G. Mhuireach, M. Moriyama, D. Northcutt, T.K. O’Connor, A.M. Womack, G.Z. Brown, J.L. Green, and B.J.M. Bohannan. 2013. Indoor airborne bacterial communities are influenced by ventilation, occupancy, and outdoor air source. Indoor Air. (doi:10.1111/ina.12047).
  • J. Ladau, T.J. Sharpton, M.M. Finucane, G. Jospin, S.W. Kembel, J.P. O’Dwyer, A.F. Koeppel, J.L. Green, and K.S. Pollard. 2013. Global marine bacterial diversity peaks at high latitudes in winter. ISME Journal 7:1669-1677. (doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.37).

2012

  • S.W. Kembel, M. Wu, J.A. Eisen, and J.L. Green. 2012. Incorporating 16S gene copy number information improves estimates of microbial diversity and abundance. PLoS Computational Biology 8(10):e1002743. (doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002743).
  • J.P. O’Dwyer, S.W. Kembel, and J.L. Green. 2012. Phylogenetic Diversity Theory Sheds Light on the Structure of Microbial Communities. PLoS Comput Biol 8(12): e1002832. (doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002832).
  • S.W. Kembel, E. Jones, J. Kline, D. Northcutt, J. Stenson, A.W. Womack, B.J.M. Bohannan, G.Z. Brown, and J.L. Green. 2012. Architectural design shapes the built environment microbiome. ISME Journal. Published online before print on January 26, 2012 (doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.211).
  • J.M. Craine, T.W. Ocheltree, J.B. Nippert, E.G. Towne, A.M. Skibbe, S.W. Kembel, and J.E. Fargione. 2012. Global diversity of drought tolerance and grassland climate-change resilience. Nature Climate Change. (doi:10.1038/nclimate1634).
  • B. Maurer, S.W. Kembel, A.J. Rominger, and B.J. McGill. 2012. Estimating metacommunity extent using data on species abundances, environmental variation, and phylogenetic relationships across geographic space. Ecological Informatics. (doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2012.06.003).
  • J.M. Craine, E.M. Wolkovich, E.G. Towne, and S.W. Kembel. 2012. Flowering phenology as a functional trait in a tallgrass prairie. New Phytologist 193: 673–682. (doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03953.x).
  • D.O. Burge, G. Jui, S.W. Kembel, and K. Zhukovsky. 2012. Microsatellite markers from the endangered, gabbro-endemic shrub Ceanothus roderickii (Rhamnaceae) using next-generation sequencing technology. American Journal of Botany 99:e127-e130. (doi:10.3732/ajb.1100431).

2011

  • S.W. Kembel, J.A. Eisen, K.S. Pollard, and J.L. Green. 2011. The phylogenetic diversity of metagenomes. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23214. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023214).
  • S.W. Kembel and J.F. Cahill, Jr. 2011. Independent evolution of leaf and root traits within and among temperate grassland plant communities. PLoS ONE 6(6): e19992. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019992).
  • D.O. Burge, D.M. Erwin, M.B. Islam, J. Kellermann, S.W. Kembel, D.H. Wilken, and P.S. Manos. 2011. Diversification of Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae) in the California Floristic Province. International Journal of Plant Sciences 172:1137-1164. (doi:10.1086/662028).
  • J.M. Craine, J.B. Nippert, E.G. Towne, S.Tucker, S.W. Kembel, A. Skibbe, and K.K. McLauchlan. 2011. Functional consequences of climate-change induced plant species loss in a tallgrass prairie. Oecologia 165:1109-1117. (doi:10.1007/s00442-011-1938-8)
  • P. Fine* and S.W. Kembel*. 2011. Phylogenetic community structure and phylogenetic turnover across space and edaphic gradients in western Amazonian tree communities. Ecography 34: 552–565. (* = Equal author contribution. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0587.2010.06548.x)
  • R. D. Sargent, S.W. Kembel, N.C. Emery, E.J. Forrestel, and D.D. Ackerly. 2011. Effect of local community phylogenetic structure on pollen limitation in an obligately insect-pollinated plant. American Journal of Botany 98:1-9. (doi:10.3732/ajb.1000329)
  • T.J. Sharpton, S.J. Risenfeld, S.W. Kembel, J. Ladau, J.P. O’Dwyer, J.L. Green, J.A. Eisen, and K.S. Pollard. 2011. PhylOTU: A High-throughput Procedure Quantifies Microbial Community Diversity and Resolves Novel Taxa from Metagenomic Data. PLoS Computational Biology 7(1): e1001061. (doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001061)

2010

  • S.W. Kembel, P.D. Cowan, M.R. Helmus, W.K. Cornwell, H. Morlon, D.D. Ackerly, S.P. Blomberg, and C.O. Webb. 2010. Picante: R tools for integrating phylogenies and ecology. Bioinformatics 26:1463-1464. (doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btq166)
  • S.A. Little, S.W. Kembel, and P. Wilf. 2010. Paleotemperature Proxies from Leaf Fossils Reinterpreted in Light of Evolutionary History. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15161. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015161)
  • P. Fine, R. Garcia, N. Pitman, I. Mesones, and S.W. Kembel. 2010. A floristic study of the white-sand forests of Peru. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 97:283-305. (doi:10.3417/2008068)
  • V. Klepac-Ceraj, K.P. Lemon, T.R. Martin, M. Allgaier, S.W. Kembel, A.A. Knapp, S. Lory, E.L. Brodie, S.V. Lynch, B.J.M. Bohannan, J.L. Green, B.A. Maurer, and R. Kolter. 2010. Relationship between cystic fibrosis respiratory tract bacterial communities and age, genotype, antibiotics and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Environmental Microbiology 12:1293-1303. (doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02173.x)
  • M.W. Cadotte, T.J. Davies, J. Regetz, S.W. Kembel, E. Cleland, and T.H. Oakley. 2010. Phylogenetic diversity metrics for ecological communities: integrating species richness, abundance and evolutionary history. Ecology Letters 13:96-105. (doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01405.x)

2009

  • S.W. Kembel. 2009. Disentangling niche and neutral influences on community assembly: assessing the performance of community phylogenetic structure tests. Ecology Letters 12:949-960. (doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01354.x)
  • J.L. Sachs, S.W. Kembel, A.H. Lau, and E.L. Simms. 2009. In situ phylogenetic structure and diversity of wild Bradyrhizobium communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75:4727-4735. (doi:10.1128/AEM.00667-09)
  • J. Cavender-Bares, K.H. Kozak, P.V.A. Fine, and S.W. Kembel. 2009. The merging of community ecology and phylogenetic biology. Ecology Letters 12:693-715. (doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01314.x)
  • E. Lamb, S.W. Kembel, and J.F. Cahill, Jr. 2009. Shoot, but not root, competition reduces community diversity in experimental mesocosms. Journal of Ecology 97:155-163. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2008.01454.x)

2008

  • C.O. Webb, D.D. Ackerly, and S.W. Kembel. 2008. Phylocom: software for the analysis of phylogenetic community structure and trait evolution. Bioinformatics 18:2098-2100. (doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btn358)
  • S.W. Kembel, H. de Kroon, J.F. Cahill, Jr., and L. Mommer. 2008. Improving the scale and precision of hypotheses to explain root foraging ability. Annals of Botany 101:1295-1301. (doi:10.1093/aob/mcn044)
  • S.W. Kembel, I. Waters, and J.M. Shay. 2008. Short-term effects of cut-to-length versus full-tree harvesting on understorey plant communities and understorey-regeneration associations in Manitoba boreal forests. Forest Ecology and Management 255:1848-1858. (doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2007.12.006)
  • J.F. Cahill, Jr., S.W. Kembel, E.G. Lamb, and P. Keddy. 2008. Does phylogenetic relatedness influence the strength of competition among vascular plants? Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 10:41-50. (doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2007.10.001)

2007 AND EARLIER

  • S.W. Kembel and M.R.T. Dale. 2006. Within-stand spatial structure and relation of boreal canopy and understory vegetation. Journal of Vegetation Science 17: 783-790. (doi:10.1658/1100-9233(2006)17[783:WSSARO]2.0.CO;2)
  • Cousens, R.D., M.R.T. Dale, J. Taylor, R. Law, M. Moerkerk, and S.W. Kembel. 2006. Interpretation of causes of pattern in communities where environmental change is rapid and species longevity is short. Journal of Vegetation Science 17:509-524. (doi:10.1658/1100-9233(2006)17[599:COPIPC]2.0.CO;2)
  • S.W. Kembel and S.P. Hubbell. 2006. The phylogenetic structure of a neotropical forest tree community. Ecology. 87(Suppl): S86-S99. (doi:10.1890/0012-9658(2006)87[86:TPSOAN]2.0.CO;2)
    J.F. Cahill, Jr., S.W. Kembel, and D. Gustafson. 2005. Differential genetic influences on competitive effect and response in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Ecology. 93:958-967. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2005.01013.x)
  • S.W. Kembel and J.F. Cahill, Jr.. 2005. Plant phenotypic plasticity belowground: a phylogenetic perspective on root foraging tradeoffs. American Naturalist 166:216-230. (doi:10.1086/431287)
  • I. Waters, S.W. Kembel, J.-F. Gingras, and J.M. Shay. 2004. Short-term effects of cut-to-length versus full-tree harvesting on conifer regeneration in jack pine, mixedwood, and black spruce forests in Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34:1938-1945. (doi:10.1139/X04-064)