Publications

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Burghardt, K.T., Bradford, M.A., & O.J. Schmitz, “Acceleration or deceleration of litter decomposition by herbivory depends on nutrient availability through intraspecific differences in induced plant resistance traits” Journal of Ecology, (2018) in press . PDF

Burghardt, K. T. Nutrient supply alters goldenrod's induced response to herbivory. Functional Ecology, 30: 1769–1778. (2016)*#  PDF 

   *Spotlight article: Kessler, A. Inducible plant defences and the environmental context.                                    Functional Ecology, 30: 1738–1739 (2016) link

            # Functional Ecology: Highly commended early career paper

Burghardt, K. T. Linking phenotypic plasticity in plant anti-herbivore defense to spatial variation in insect populations and soil nutrient pools. Yale University Dissertation, (2016). PDF 

Burghardt, K.T. & D. W. Tallamy. Not all non-natives are equally unequal: Reductions in herbivore β-diversity depend on plant phylogenetic similarity to native community. Ecology Letters 18:1087-1098 (2015) PDF 

Schmitz, O.J,  R. W. Buchkowski, K.T. Burghardt,  & C. M. Donihue, Functional traits and trait-mediated interactions: connecting community level interactions with ecosystem functioning. Advances in Ecological Research 52:319-343 (2015)  PDF

Burghardt, K.T. & O.J. Schmitz, Influence of plant defenses and nutrients on trophic control of ecosystems. Chapter 8 in Trophic Ecology: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Interactions across Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems. (ed. by T. Hanley and K.J. La Pierre). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MA. (2015).PDF

Burghardt, K. T. & D. W. Tallamy. “Plant origin asymmetrically impacts feeding guilds and drives community structure of herbivorous arthropods.” Diversity and Distributions, 19:1553-1565 (2013).PDF

Burghardt, K. T., D. W. Tallamy, C. Philips, and K. J. Shropshire. “Non-native plants reduce abundance, richness, and host specialization in lepidopteran communities.” Ecosphere 1(5):art11. doi:10.1890/ES10-00032.1 (2010).PDF

Burghardt, K. T., D. W. Tallamy, and W. G. Shriver. “Impact of native plants on bird and butterfly biodiversity in suburban landscapes.” Conservation Biology 23:219–224 (2009).PDF

In review/revision:

Avolio, M., E. Forrestel, C. Chang, K. La Pierre, K.T. Burghardt, and M.D. Smith, “Dominant species – hiding in plain sight” (Tansley Review) New Phytologist.

*Urban-Mead, K.R., K.T. Burghardt, O.J. Schmitz, “Influence of forest gradient on wild bee trait groups in old-field flower visitor networks.” *Undergraduate mentee

Completed projects in preparation: 

Burghardt, K.T., Bradford, M.A., & O.J. Schmitz, “Herbivore-induced phenotypic plasticity and genetic variation in goldenrod determine decomposition and soil processes at two nutrient supply levels in a 3 year mesocosm experiment”

Burghardt, K.T., & J. Parker,  “Diverse tree neighborhoods in forestry plantings promote more diverse and abundant moth and butterfly larval communitees”

DeVaney, J., Burghardt, K.T., & J. Parker, “Global mangrove range limits set by interacting above and belowground stressors”

 Burghardt, K.T., I. Feller, & J. Parker, “Genetic adaptation and plasticity in freeze tolerance of core and edge populations of three common mangrove species”

Data Sets

Burghardt, K.T., Schmitz, O.J. & Bradford, M.A. (2018) Data from: Acceleration or deceleration of litter decomposition by herbivory depends on nutrient availability through intraspecific differences in induced plant resistance traits. Journal of Ecology. doi:10.5061/dryad.st104qv.

Burghardt, K.T. (2016) Data from: Nutrient supply alters goldenrod’s induced response to herbivory. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.q1j71

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