**= graduate student
**= undergraduate student

:: In review ::
Gibb H, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR, …39 others…Parr CL (In review) Climate regulates the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on ant assemblage structure.

Xu X, Wang Z, Rahbek C, Sanders NJ, Fang JY (In review) Geographical variation in the importance of water and energy for oak diversity.

Peters MK, Mayr A, Röder J, Sanders NJ, Steffan-Dewenter I (In review) Variation in nutrient use by ant assemblages along an extensive environmental gradient on Mt Kilimanjaro.

Bewick B, Stuble KL, Lessard JP, Dunn RR, Adler FR, Sanders NJ (In review) Predicting future coexistence in a North American ant community.

Cregger MA, Sanders NJ, Classen AT (In review) Microbial communities respond to experimental warming, but location matters.

Stuble KL, Patterson CM, Rodriguez-Cabal MA, Ribbons RR, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (In review) Ant-mediated seed dispersal is resistant to extreme experimental warming.

Graham CH, Carnaval AC, Roberts TE, Cadena CD, McCain CM, Bowie RCK, Moritz C, Parra JL, Schneider CJ, VanDerWal J, Zamudio KR, Rahbek C, Kozak KH, Sanders NJ (In review) The origin and maintenance of montane biodiversity: integrating evolutionary and ecological processes.

:: In press ::

Wright P, Cregger MA, Souza L, Sanders NJ, Classen AT (In press) The effects of herbivory, nutrient availability, and plant invasion on community structure and function above- and below-ground. Ecology & Evolution

Fowler D**, Lessard JP, Sanders NJ (In press) Niche filtering rather than partitioning shapes the structure of forest ant communities. Journal of Animal Ecology

Resasco J, Porter SD, Sanders NJ, Levey DJ (In press) Testing sodium limitation of fire ants in the field and laboratory. Ecological Entomology

Kuebbing SE*, Souza L, Sanders NJ (In press) Effects of co-occurring non-native invasive plant species on old-field succession. Forest Ecology and Management

:: 2014 ::

Resasco J*, Pelini SL, Stuble KL, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR, Ellison AM, Gotelli NJ, Levey DJ (2014) Using historical and experimental data to reveal warming effects on ant assemblages. PLoS One 9:e88029

Burt MA*, Nichols LM, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2014) Interactions in a warmer world: The relative effects of experimental warming, intraspecific density, and insect herbivory on seedling dynamics. Ecosphere 5:9

Read QD*, Moorhead LC*, Swenson NJ, Bailey JK, Sanders NJ (2014) Convergent effects of elevation on functional leaf traits within and among species. Functional Ecology 28: 37-45

:: 2013 ::
Diamond SE, Penick C, Pelini SL, Ellison AM, Gotelli NJ, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR (2013) Using physiology to predict the responses of ants to climatic warming. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53: 965-974

Sundqvist MK, Sanders NJ, Wardle DA (2013) Community and ecosystem responses to elevational gradients: processes, mechanisms, and insights for global change. Annual Reviews of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 44: 261-280

Stuble KL, Chick LD, Rodriguez-Cabal MA, Lessard J-P, Sanders NJ (2013) Fire ants are drivers of biodiversity loss: a reply to King and Tschinkel (2013). Ecological Entomology 38: 540-542

Rodriguez-Cabal MA*, Barrios-Garcia MN*, Amico GC, Aizen MA, Sanders NJ (2013) Node-by-node disassembly of a mutualistic network driven by species introductions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110: 16503–16507

Fitzpatrick MC, Sanders NJ, Normand S, Christian J-C, Ferrier S, Gove AD, Dunn RR (2013) Environmental and historical imprints on beta diversity: insights from variation in rates of species turnover along gradients. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London (B) 280: 1768

Crutsinger GM, Gonzalez AL, Crawford KM, Sanders NJ (2013) Local and latitudinal variation in abundance: the mechanisms shaping the distribution of an ecosystem engineer. PeerJ 1:100

Stuble KL*, Rodriguez-Cabal MA*, McCormick GL**, Juric I*, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2013) Tradeoffs, competition, and coexistence in eastern deciduous forest ant communities. Oecologia 171: 981-992

Stuble KL*, Pelini SL, Diamond SE, Fowler DA**, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2013) Foraging by forest ants under experimental climatic warming: a test at two sites. Ecology and Evolution 3: 482-491

Stegen JC, Freestone AL, Crist TO, Anderson MJ, Chase JM, Comita LS, Cornell HV, Davies KF, Harrison SP, Hurlbert AH, Inouye BD, Kraft NJB, Myers JA, Sanders NJ, Swenson NG, Vellend M (2013) Stochastic and deterministic drivers of spatial and temporal turnover in breeding bird communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 202-212

:: 2012 ::
Sanders NJ (2012) Editorial - Biodiversity in China. Ecography 35: 1057-1058

Fang JY, Wang X, Liu Y, Tang Z, White PS, Sanders NJ (2012) The multi-scale patterns of forest structure and species composition in relation to climate in Northeast China. Ecography 35: 1072-1082

Pelini SL, Diamond SE, MacLean H, Ellison AM, Gotelli NJ, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR (2012) Common garden experiments reveal uncommon responses across temperatures, geographic origins, and species of ants. Ecology and Evolution 2: 3009-3015

Diamond SE, Nichols LM, McCoy N, Hirsch C, Pelini S, Sanders NJ, Ellison AM, Gotelli NJ, Dunn RR (2012) Physiological thermal tolerance outperforms environmental niche models in predicting the responses of ants to climate warming. Ecology 93: 2313-2320

Patrick MA*, Fowler DA**, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2012) The effects of treefall gap disturbances on litter ant assemblages in a tropical montane cloud forest. Biotropica 44: 472-478

Breza LC**, Souza L, Sanders NJ, Classen AT (2012) Within and between population variation in traits predicts ecosystem functions in a dominant plant species. Ecology and Evolution 2: 1151-1161

Kraft NJB, Sanders NJ, Stegen JC, Anderson MJ, Crist TO, Cornell HV, Vellend M, Chase JM, Comita LS, Davies KF, Freestone AL, Harrison SP, Inouye BD, Myers JA, Swenson NG (2012) Response to Comments on “Disentangling the Drivers of b Diversity Along Latitudinal and Elevational Gradients” Science 335: 1573

Rodriguez-Cabal MA*, Stuble KL*, Guenard B*, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2012) Disruption of ant-seed dispersal mutualisms by the invasive Asian needle ant (Pachycondyla chinensis). Biological Invasions14: 557-565

Genung MA*, Crutsinger GM, Bailey JK, Schweitzer JA, Sanders NJ (2012) Goldenrod genotypic diversity alters patch-level associational susceptibility to aphids. Oecologia 168: 167-174

Sanders NJ, Rahbek C (2012) The patterns and causes of elevational diversity gradients. Ecography 35: 1-3

Lessard, JP, Borregaard MK, Fordyce JA, Rahbek C, Weiser MD, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2012) Strong influence of regional species pools on continent-wide structuring of local communities.Proceedings of the Royal Society, London 279: 266-274

Cadena CD, Kozak KH, Gómez JP, Parra JL, McCain C, Bowie RCK, Carnaval AC, Moritz C, Rahbek C, Roberts T, Sanders NJ, Schneider C, VanDerWal J, Zamudio K, Graham CH (2012) Latitude, elevational climatic zonation, and speciation in New World vertebrates. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London 279: 194-201

:: 2011 ::
Toennison TA*, Sanders NJ, Klingeman WE, Vail KM (2011) Influences on the structure of suburban ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) communities and the abundance of Tapinoma sessile. Environmental Entomology 40: 1397-1404

Souza L, Weston DJ, Sanders NJ, Karve A, Crutsinger GM, Classen AT (2011) Intraspecifc variation in response to warming across levels of organization: a test with Solidago altissima. Ecosphere 2:132

Acharya BK, Sanders NJ, Vijayan L, Chettri B (2011) Elevational gradients in bird diversity in the Eastern Himalaya: an evaluation of distribution patterns and the underlying mechanisms. PLoSONE 6(12): e29097

Fitzpatrick MC, Sanders NJ, Weiser MD, Longino JT, Ferrier S, Dunn RR (2011) Modeling compositional change in ant communities across space and time. Ecography 34: 836-847

Blue JD*, Souza L, Classen AT, Schweitzer JA, Sanders NJ (2011) Soil nitrogen amendments and insect herbivory alter above- and belowground plant biomass in an old-field ecosystem. Oecologia 167: 771-180

Pelini SP, Bowles FW, Ellison AM, Gotelli NJ, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR (2011) Heating up the woods: Open-top chamber warming manipulation of arthropod communities at Harvard and Duke forests. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2: 534-540

Kraft NJB, Comita LS, Chase JM, Sanders NJ, Swenson NG, Crist TO, Stegen JC, Vellend M, Anderson MJ, Cornell HV, Davies KF, Freestone AL, Inouye BD, Harrison SP, Myers JA (2011) Disentangling the drivers of β-diversity along latitudinal and elevational gradients. Science 333: 1755-1758

Souza L*, Bunn WA*, Simberloff D, Lawton M*, Sanders NJ (2011) Biotic and abiotic influences on the native and exotic richness relationship across spatial scales: favorable environments for native species are highly invasible. Functional Ecology 25: 1106-1112

Souza L*, Weltzin JF, Sanders NJ (2011) Differential effects of two dominant plant species on community structure and invasibility in an old field ecosystem. Journal of Plant Ecology 4: 123-131

Sackett TE, Record S, Bewick S, Baiser B, Sanders NJ, Ellison AM (2011) Response of macroarthropod assemblages to the loss of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), a foundational species. Ecosphere 2:74

Jenkins CN, Sanders NJ, Andersen AN, Arnan X, Brühl CA, Cerda X, Ellison AE, Fisher BL, Fitzpatrick MC, Gotelli NJ, Gove ad, Guénard B, Lattke JE, Lessard JP, McGlynn TP, Menke SB, Parr CL, Philpott SM, Vasconcelos HL, Weiser ML and Dunn RR (2011) Global diversity in light of climate change: the case of ants. Diversity and Distributions 17: 652-662

Machac A*, Janda M, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2011) Elevational gradients in phylogenetic structure of ant communities reveal the interplay of biotic and abiotic constraints on species density. Ecography 34: 364-371

Pelini SL, Boudreau M, McCoy N, Ellison AM, Gotelli NJ, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR (2011) Effects of short-term warming on forest ant communities at high and low latitudes. Ecosphere 2(5): 62

Zelikova TJ, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR (2011) The mixed effects of ants on above and belowground processes in a temperate forest. Ecosphere 2(5): 63

Stuble KL*, Kirkman LK, Carroll CR, Sanders NJ (2011) Relative effects of disturbance on Red Imported Fire Ants and native ant species in a longleaf pine ecosystem. Conservation Biology 25: 618-622

Jules ES, Ellison AM, Gotelli NJ, Lillie S, Meindl G, Sanders NJ, Young AN (2011) Influence of fire on a rare serpentine plant assemblage: a 5-year study of Darlingtonia fens. American Journal of Botany 98: 801-811

Lessard JP*, Sacket TE, Reynolds WR*, Fowler DA**, Sanders NJ (2011) Determinants of the detrital arthropod community structure: the effects of temperature, resources, and environmental gradients. Oikos 320: 333-343

Sanders NJ (2011) Ants. In: Encyclopedia of Invasive Introduced Species. Edited by Simberloff D, Rejmanek M University of California Press, Berkeley (Invited)

Souza L*, Bunn WA*, Weltzin JF, Sanders NJ (2011) Similar biotic factors affect early establishment and abundance of an invasive plant species across spatial scales. Biological Invasions 13: 255-267

Sanders NJ and Suarez AV (2011) Elton’s insights into the ecology of ant invasions: lessons learned and lessons still to be learned. Pages 239-251. In Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton Edited by Richardson DM (Invited)

Gotelli NJ, Ellison AM, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2011) Counting ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Biodiversity sampling and statistical analysis for myrmecologists. Myrmecological News 15: 13-19

Roura-Pascual NR, Hui C, Ikeda T, Leday G, Richardson DM, Carpintero S, Espadaler X, Gómez C, Guénard B, Hartley S, Krushelnycky P, Lester P, McGeoch MA, Menke SB, Pedersen JS, Pitt J, Reyes J, Sanders NJ, Suarez AV, Touyama Y, Ward D, Ward PS, Worner SP (2011) Global invaders: the role of human and environmental mediators. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 220-225

Anderson MJ, Crist TO, Chase JM, Vellend M, Inouye BD, Freestone AL, Sanders NJ, Cornell HV, Comita LS, Davies KF, Harrison SP, Kraft NJB, Stegen JC, Swenson NG (2011) Navigating the multiple meanings of β diversity: a roadmap for the practicing ecologist. Ecology Letters 14: 19-28

:: 2010 ::
Sackett TE, Classen AT, Sanders NJ (2010) Linking soil food web structure to above- and belowground ecosystem processes: a meta-analysis. Oikos 119: 1984-1992

Favret C, Duggan JJ, Sanders NJ, Phillippe LR (2010) Actual and inferred checklist of the aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with attendant ant and host plant associations. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 112: 381-403

Weiser MD, Sanders NJ, Agosti D, Andersen AN, Cerdá X, Ellison AM, Fisher BL, Gibb H, Gotelli NJ, Gove AD, Guenard B*, Janda M, Kaspari M, Lessard JP*, Longino JT, Majer JD, Menke SB, McGlynn TP, Parr CL, Philpott SM, Retana J, Suarez AV, Vasconcelos HL, Yanoviak SP, Dunn RR (2010) Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships. Biology Letters 6: 769-772

Hortal J, Roura-Pascual N, Sanders NJ, Rahbek C (2010) Editorial: Understanding (insect) species distributions across spatial scales. Ecography 33: 51:53

Sanders NJ (2010) Population-level traits that affect, and do not affect, invasion success. Molecular Ecology 19: 1079-1081

Forister ML, McCall AC, Sanders NJ, Fordyce JA, Thorne JH, O’Brien JO, Waetjen DP, Shapiro AM (2010) Climate change and habitat alteration shift patterns of butterfly diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 2088-2092

Wittman SE*, Sanders NJ, Ellison AM, Jules, ES, Ratchford JS, Gotelli NJ (2010) Effects of species interactions and thermal constraints on ant community structure. Oikos 119: 551-559

McCain CE, Sanders NJ (2010) Metabolic theory and elevational diversity of vertebrate ectotherms. Ecology 91: 601-609

Bunn WA*, Jenkins MA, Brown CB**, Sanders NJ (2010) Temporal change within and among forest communities: the influence of historic disturbance and environmental gradients. Ecography 33: 425-434

:: 2009 ::
Lessard JP*, Fordyce JA, Gotelli NJ, Sanders NJ (2009) Invasive ants alter the phylogenetic structure of ant communities. Ecology 90: 2664-2669

Rodriguez-Cabal M, Stuble KL, Nuñez MA, Sanders NJ (2009) Quantitative analysis of the effects of the exotic Argentine ant on seed dispersal mutualisms. Biology Letters 5: 499-502

Lessard J-P*, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2009) Temperature-mediated coexistence in temperate forest ant communities. Insectes Sociaux 52: 149-156

Belote RT*, Sanders NJ, Jones RH (2009) Disturbance alters local-regional richness relationships in Appalachian forests. Ecology 90: 2940-2947

Crutsinger GM*, Sanders NJ, Classen AT (2009) Contrasting the effects of intra- and inter-specific variation on litter dynamics. Basic and Applied Ecology 10: 535-543

Crutsinger GM, Cadotte MW, Sanders NJ (2009) Plant genetics shapes inquiline community structure across spatial scales. Ecology Letters 12: 295-292

Dunn RR, Agosti D, Andersen AN, Bruhl CA, Cerda X, Ellison AM, Fisher BL, Fitzpatrick MC, Gibb H, Gotelli NJ, Gove AD, Guenard B, Janda M, Kaspari M, Laurent EJ, Lessard JP, Longino JT, Majer JD, Menke SB, McGlynn TP, Parr CL, Philpott SM, Pfeiffer M, Retana J, Suarez AV, Vasconcelos HL, Weiser MD, and Sanders NJ (2009) Climatic drivers of hemispheric asymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness. Ecology Letters 12: 324-333

Bini LM, Diniz-Filho JA, Rangel TFLVB, Akre SB, Albaladejo RG, Albuquerque FS, Aparicio A, Araújo MB, Baselga A, Beck J, Bellocq MI, Böhning-Gaese K, Borges PAV, Castro-Parga I, Chey VK, Chown SB, De Marco P, Dobkin DS, Ferrer-Castán D, Field R, Filloy J, Fleishman E, Gómez JF, Hortal J, Iverson JB, Kerr JT, Kissling WD, Kitching IJ, León-Cortés JL, Lobo JM, Montoya D, Morales-Castillo I, Moreno JC, Oberdorff T, Olalla-Tárraga MÁ, Pausas JG, Qian H, Rahbek C, Rodríguez MÁ, Rueda M, Ruggiero A, Sackmann P, Sanders NJ, Terrible LC, Vetaas OR, Hawkins BA (2009) Parameter estimation in geographical ecology: an empirical evaluation of spatial and non-spatial regression. Ecography 32: 193-204

X*, Fang J, Sanders NJ, White PS, Tang Z* (2009) Regional diversity patterns in relation to climate in forests of Northeast China. Ecography 31: 133-142

Sanders NJ (2009) Global databases and global ant diversity: it’s about time and space. In Ant Ecology Edited by Lach L, Parr C, and Abbott K (Invited)

Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2009) Climatic gradients drive patterns of ant diversity and composition at local, regional and global scales. In Ant Ecology Edited by Lach L, Parr C, and Abbott K (Invited)

Sanders NJ, Dunn RR, Fitzpatrick MC, Carlton CE, Pogue MR, Parker CR, Simons TR (2009) A diversity of elevational diversity gradients. In Data mining for global trends in mountain biodiversity Edited by Körner C and Spehn E (Invited)

:: 2008 ::
Nuñez MA, Crutsinger GM, Simberloff D, Sanders NJ (2008) A walk in which woods? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6:160-161

Crutsinger GM*, Reynolds WN*, Classen AT, Sanders NJ (2008) Disparate effects of plant genotypic diversity on above- and below-ground communities. Oecologia 158: 65-75

Crutsinger GM*, Sanders NJ, Albrect BR, Abreu IN, Wardle DA (2008) Ecosystem retrogression leads ot increased insect abundance and herbivory across an island chronosequence. Functional Ecology 22: 816-823 [note: Functional Ecology will not let us post the PDF of this file, so you can purchase it from them for only $29.95, if your library doesn't subscribe. Please contact us if you have any questions about this manuscript.]

Zelikova TJ*, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2008) Variation in seed dispersal by ants along an elevational gradient in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Acta Oecologica 34: 155-162


Nygard JP*, Sanders NJ, Connor EF (2008) The impacts of the invasive Argentine Ant and native ant species on the insect community on willow ( Salix lasiolepis ). Ecological Entomology 33: 789-795


Fitzpatrick MC*, Gove AD, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR (2008) Climate change, plant migration, and range collapse in a global biodiversity hotspot: The Banksia (Proteaceae) of Western Australia. Global Change Biology 14: 1337-1352

Fitzpatrick MC*, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2008) Datasets matter, but so do evolution and ecology: A response to Peterson and Nakazawa. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 562-565

Crutsinger GM*, Habenicht MN**, Classen AT, Schweitzer JA, Sanders NJ (2008) Galling by Rhopalomyia solidaginis alters architecture of Solidago altissima and affects nutrient dynamics in an old-field ecosystem. Plant and Soil 303: 95-103

Heller NE*, Sanders NJ, Shors JW*, Gordon DM (2008) Rainfall facilitates spread and time diminishes impact of the invasive Argentine ant. Oecologia 155: 385-395

Crutsinger GM*, Collins MD, Fordyce JA, Sanders NJ (2008) Temporal dynamics in non-additive responses of arthropods to host-plant genotypic diversity. Oikos 117: 255-264

Crutsinger GM*, Souza L*, Sanders NJ (2008) Intraspecific diversity as a barrier to plant invasions. Ecology Letters 11: 16-23

:: 2007 ::
Lessard J-P**, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2007) Rarity and diversity in ant assemblages in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Southeastern Naturalist 6: 215-228 (Invited)

Sanders NJ, Weltzin JF, Crutsinger GM*, Fitzpatrick MC*, Nuñez MA*, Oswalt CM**, Lane KE* (2007) Multiple controls on a plant invasion: Insects mediate the interactive effects of propagule supply and resource availability . Ecology 88: 2383-2391

Dunn RR, Sanders NJ, Fitzpatrick MF*, Laurent E, Lessard J-P* and 22 co-authors. (2007) Global ant biodiversity and biogeography – a new database and its possibilities. Myrmecologische Nachrichten (Myrmecological News) 10: 77-83

Geraghty MJ**, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ (2007) Bergmann's rule in ants: are patterns along latitudinal and elevational gradients congruent? Myrmecologische Nachrichten (Myrmecological News) 10: 51-58

Hawkins BA, Diniz-Filho JAF, Bini LM, Araujo MB, Field R, Hortal J, Kerr JT, Rahbek C, Rodriguez MA, Sanders NJ (2007) Metabolic theory and diversity gradients: where do we go from here? Ecology 88:1898-1902

Hawkins BA, Araújo, MB, Cabrero-Sañudo FJ, Diniz-Filho JAF, Ferrer-Castán D, Field R, Gómez JF, Hortal J, Kerr JT, Lobo JM, Montoya D, Olalla- Tárraga MÁ, Pausas JG, Rodríguez M Á, Sanders NJ, Suzart de Albuquerque F, Williams P (2007) A global evaluation of Metabolic Theory as an explanation of diversity gradients. Ecology 88: 1877-1888

Crawford KM ** , Crutsinger GM * , Sanders NJ (2007) Genotypic diversity mediates the distribution of an ecosystem engineer. Ecology 88:2114-2120

Hellmann JJ, Sanders NJ (2007) The patterns of and threats against global insect diversity. Issues in Environmental Science and Technology Pages 32-54. [click here request a reprint]

Dunn RR, Parker C, Sanders NJ (2007) Null models and temporal patterns of diversity: assessing the biotic and abiotic controls on ant community structure. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 191-201


Palladini JD*, Sanders NJ, Jones MG*, Jules ES (2007) The recovery of ant communities in regenerating temperate coniferous forests. Forest Ecology and Management 242: 619-624.


Sanders NJ, Gotelli NJ, Wittman SE*, Ratchford JS, Ellison AM, Jules ES (2007) Assembly rules for ant communities across spatial scales and habitats. Journal of Biogeography 34: 632-641


Sanders NJ, Lessard J-P**, Dunn RR, Fitzpatrick MC* (2007) Temperature, but not productivity or geometry, predicts elevational diversity gradients in ants across spatial grains. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16: 640-649


Sanders NJ, Crutsinger GM*, Dunn RR, Majer JD, Delabie JHC (2007) An ant mosaic revisited: dominant ant species disassemble arboreal ant communities but co-occur randomly. Biotropica   39: 422-427

Dunn RR, Parker C, Geraghty M**, Sanders NJ (2007) Reproductive phenologies in a diverse temperature ant fauna. Ecological Entomology 32: 135-142

Dunn RR, McCain CE, Sanders NJ. (2007) When does a null model explain diversity?: Scale and range size mediate the mid-domain effect. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16: 305-312

Fitzpatrick MC * , Weltzin JF, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR (2007) The biogeography of prediction error: Why doesn't the introduced range of the fire ant predict its native range or vice versa? Global Ecology and Biogeography 16: 24-33