Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Vanderwel M.C., Zeng H., Caspersen J.P., Kunstler G., Lichstein J.W. 2016. Demographic controls of aboveground forest biomass across North America. Ecology Letters. Doi: 10.1111/ele.12574

Kunstler G., Falster, D., Coomes, D.A., Hui F., Kooyman, R.M., Laughlin D.C., Poorter, L., Vanderwel, M.C., Vieilledent, G., Wright, S.J., Aiba, M., Baraloto, C., Caspersen, J., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Hanewinkel, M., Herault, B., Kattge, J., Kurokawa, H., Onoda, Y., Peñuelas, J., Poorter, H., Uriarte, M., Richardson, S., Ruiz-Benito, P., Sun, I-F., Ståhl, G., Swenson, N.G., Thompson, J., Westerlund, B., Wirth, C., Zavala, M.A., Zeng, H., Zimmerman, J.K., Zimmerman, N.E., Westoby, M. 2016. Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition. Nature 529: 204-207.

Atkin, O.K., Bloomfield, K.J., Reich, P.B., Tjoelker M.G., Asner, G.P., Bonal, D., Bönisch, G., Bradford, M.G., Cernusak, L.A., Cosio, E.G., Creek D., Crous K.Y., Domingues, T.F., Dukes, J.S., Egerton J.J.G., Evans, J.R., Farquhar G.D., Fyllas, N.M., Gauthier P.P.G., Gloor, E., Gimeno, T.E., Griffin, K.L., Guerrieri, R., Heskel, M.A., Huntingford, C., Ishida, F.Y., Kattge, J., Lambers, H., Liddell, M.J., Lloyd, J., Lusk, C.H., Martin, R.E., Maksimov, A.P., Maximov, T.C., Malhi, Y., Medlyn, B.E., Meir, P., Mercado, L.M., Mirotchnick, N., Ng, D., Niinemets, Ü, O’Sullivan, O.S., Phillips, O.L., Poorter, L., Poot, P., Prentice, I.C., Salinas, N., Rowland, L.M., Ryan, M.G., Sitch, S., Slot, M., Smith, N.G., Turnbull, M.H., Vanderwel, M.C., Valladares, F., Veneklaas, E.J., Weerasinghe, L.K., Wirth, C., Wright, I.J., Wythers, K.R., Xiang, J., Xiang, S., Zaragoza-Castells, J. 2015. Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types and leaf traits. New Phytologist 206: 614-636.

Vanderwel, M.C., Slot, M., Lichstein, J.W., Reich, P.B., Kattge, J., Atkin, O.K., Bloomfield, K.J., Tjoelker, M.G., Kitajima, K. 2015. Global convergence in leaf respiration from estimates of thermal acclimation across time and space. New Phytologist 207: 1026-1037.

Spriggs, R.A., Vanderwel, M.C., Jones, T.A., Caspersen, J.P., Coomes, D.A. 2015. A simple area-based model for predicting airborne LiDAR first returns from stem diameter distributions: an example study in an uneven-aged, mixed temperate forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45: 1338-1350.

Reyer, C.P.O., Brouwers, N., Rammig, A., Brook, B.W., Epila, J., Grant, R.F., Holmgren, M., Langerwisch, F., Leuzinger, S., Lucht, W., Medlyn, B., Pfeifer, M., Steinkamp, J., Vanderwel, M.C., Verbeek, H., Villela, D.M. 2015. Forest resilience and tipping points: approaches and challenges. Journal of Ecology 103: 5-15.

Coomes, D., Flores, O., Holdaway, R., Jucker T., Lines, E.R., Vanderwel, M.C. 2014. Wood productivity response to climate change will depend critically on forest composition and structure. Global Change Biology 20: 3632-3645.

Smith, M.J., Palmer, P.I., Purves, D.W., Vanderwel, M.C., Lyutsarev, V., Calderhead, B., Joppa, L.N., Bishop, C.M., Emmott, S. 2014. Changing how Earth System Modelling is done to provide more useful information for decision making, science and society. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 95: 1453-1464.

Talbot, J., Lewis, S.L., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Brienen, R.J.W., Monteagudo, A., Baker, T.R., Feldpausch, T.R., Malhi, Y., Vanderwel, M.C., and 15 others. 2014. Methods to estimate aboveground wood productivity from long-term forest inventory plots. Forest Ecology and Management 320: 30-38.

Vanderwel, M.C., Purves, D.W. 2014. How do disturbances and environmental heterogeneity affect the pace of forest distribution shifts under climate change? Ecography 37: 10-20.

Purves, D.W., Vanderwel, M.C.. 2014. Traits states and rates: understanding coexistence in forests. In: Coomes, D., Burslem, D., Simonson, W. (Eds.) Forests and Global Change. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 161-194.

Vanderwel, M.C., Cropper, W.P., Lichstein, J.W., Putz, F.E. 2013. Predicting broad-scale carbon loss and recovery in managed tropical forests. Carbon Management 4: 575-577.

Vanderwel, M.C., Lyutsarev, V.S., Purves, D.W. 2013. Climate-related variation in mortality and recruitment determine regional forest-type distributions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20: 1192-1203.

Vanderwel, M.C., Coomes, D.A., Purves, D.W. 2013. Quantifying variation in forest disturbance, and its effects on aboveground biomass dynamics, across the eastern United States. Global Change Biology 19: 1504-1517.

Smith, M.J., Purves, D.W., Vanderwel, M.C., Lyutsarev, V.S., Emmott, S. 2013. The climate dependence of the terrestrial carbon cycle including parameter and structural uncertainties. Biogeosciences 10: 583-606.

Vanderwel, M.C., Malcolm, J.R., Caspersen, J.P. 2012. Using a field-parameterized model of home range establishment to predict abundance in spatially heterogeneous habitats. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40599.

Caspersen, J.P., Vanderwel, M.C., Cole, W.G., Purves, D.W. 2011. How stand productivity results from size- and competition-dependent growth and mortality. PLoS ONE 6: e28660.

Vanderwel, M.C., Caspersen, J.P., Malcolm, J.R., Papaik, M.J., Messier, C. 2011. Structural changes and potential vertebrate responses following simulated partial harvesting of boreal mixedwood stands. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1362-1371.

Vanderwel, M.C., Thorpe, H.C., Caspersen, J.P. 2010. Contributions of harvest slash to maintaining downed woody debris in selection-managed forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 1680-1685.

Vanderwel, M.C., Malcolm, J.R., Caspersen, J.P., Newman, M.A. 2010. Fine-scale habitat associations of red-backed voles in boreal mixedwood stands. Journal of Wildlife Management 74: 1492-1501.

Thorpe, H.C., Vanderwel, M.C., Fuller, M.M., Thomas, S.C., Caspersen, J.P. 2010. Modelling stand development after partial harvests: an empirically based, spatially explicit analysis for lowland black spruce. Ecological Modelling 221: 256-267.

Vanderwel, M.C., Malcolm, J.R., Smith, S.M. 2009. Long-term snag and downed woody debris dynamics under periodic surface fire, fire suppression, and shelterwood management. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 1709-1721.

Vanderwel, M.C., Mills, S.C., Malcolm, J.R. 2009. Effects of partial harvesting on vertebrate species associated with late-successional forests in Ontario’s boreal region. Forestry Chronicle 85: 91-104.

Vanderwel, M.C., Thorpe, H.C., Shuter, J.L., Caspersen, J.P., Thomas, S.C. 2008. Contrasting downed woody debris dynamics in managed and unmanaged northern hardwood stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 2850-2861.

Holloway, G.L., Caspersen, J.P., Vanderwel, M.C., Naylor, B.J. 2007. Cavity tree occurrence in hardwood forests of central Ontario. Forest Ecology and Management 239: 191-199.

Vanderwel, M.C., Malcolm, J.R., Mills, S.C. 2007. A meta-analysis of bird responses to uniform partial harvesting across North America. Conservation Biology 21: 1230-1240.

Vanderwel, M.C., Caspersen, J.P., Woods, M.E. 2006. Snag dynamics in partially-harvested and unmanaged northern hardwood forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36: 2769-2779.

Vanderwel, M.C., Malcolm, J.R., Smith, S.M. 2006. An integrated model for snag and downed woody debris decay class transitions. Forest Ecology and Management 234: 48-59.

Vanderwel, M.C., Malcolm, J.R., Smith, S.M., Islam, N. 2006. Insect community composition and trophic guild structure in decaying logs from eastern Canadian pine-dominated forests. Forest Ecology and Management 225: 190-199.