Lab Publications

Avolio, M. L., Forrestel, E. J., Chang, C. C., La Pierre, K. J., Burghardt, K. T. and Smith, M. D. (2019), Tansley Review: Demystifying dominant species. New Phytologist. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/nph.15789

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:

John L. Devaney, J. Pullen, S. C. Cook-Patton, K. T. Burghardt, J. D. Parker, Tree diversity has contrasting effects on insect and mammalian herbivory in a young experimental forest. Submitted: Journal of Applied Ecology *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

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.

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