Complete Publication List

Updated 26 February 2017



Gotelli, N.J. E.M. Hart, and A.M. Ellison. 2014. EcoSimR. Version. 0.1.0. Null Model Analysis for Ecological Data (R package).

Peer-Reviewed Papers

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Agnarsson, I., N. J. Gotelli, D. Agostini, and M. Kuntner. 2016. Limited role of character displacement in the coexistence of congeneric Anelosimus spiders in a Madagascan montane forest. Ecography 39:743-753.

Colwell, R. K., N. J. Gotelli, L. A. Ashton, J. Beck, G. Brehm, T. M. Fayle, K. Fiedler, M. L. Forister, M. Kessler, R. L. Kitching, P. Klimes, J. Kluge, J. T. Longino, S. C. Maunsell, C. M. McCain, J. Moses, S. Noben, K. Sam, L. Sam, A. M. Shapiro, X. P. Wang, and V. Novotny. 2016. Midpoint attractors and species richness: Modelling the interaction between environmental drivers and geometric constraints. Ecology Letters 19:1009-1022.

Dambros, C.S., J.W. Morais, A. Vasconcellos, J.L.P. Souza, E. Franklin, and N.J. Gotelli. 2016. Association of ant predators and edaphic conditions with termite diversity in an Amazonian rain forest. Biotropica 48:237-245.

Diamond, S. E., L. M. Nichols, S. L. Pelini, C. A. Penick, G. W. Barber, S. H. Cahan, R. R. Dunn, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Sanders, and N. J. Gotelli. 2016. Climatic warming destabilizes forest ant communities. Science Advances 2.

Lyons, S.K., K.L. Amatangelo, A.K. Behrensmeyer, A. Bercovici, J.L. Blois, M. Davis, W.A. DiMichele, A. Du, J.T. Eronen, J.T. Faith, G.R. Graves, N. Jud, C. Labandeira, C.M. Looy, B. McGill, J.H. Miller, D. Patterson, S. Pineda-Munoz, R. Potts, B. Riddle, R. Terry, A. Toth, W. Ulrich, A. Villasenor, S. Wing, H. Anderson, J. Anderson, D. Waller, and N.J. Gotelli. 2016. Holocene shifts in the assembly of plant and animal communities implicate human impacts. Nature 529:80-83.

Lyons, S. K., J. H. Miller, K. L. Amatangel, A. K. Behrensmeyer, A. Bercovici, J. L. Blois, M. Davis, W. DiMichele, A. Du, J. T. Eronen, J. T. Faith, G. R. Graves, N. Jud, C. Labandeira, C. V. Looy, B. McGill, D. Patterson, S. Pineda-Munoz, R. Potts, B. Riddle, R. Terry, A. Toth, W. Ulrich, A. Villasenor, S. Wing, H. Anderson, J. Anderson, and N. J. Gotelli. 2016b. How foreign is the past? Reply. Nature 538:E3-E4.

Nguyen, A.D., N.J. Gotelli, and S.H. Cahan. 2016. The evolution of heat shock protein sequences, cis-regulatory elements, and expression profiles in the eusocial Hymenoptera. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16.

Prevedello, J. A., N. J. Gotelli, and J. P. Metzger. 2016. A stochastic model for landscape patterns of biodiversity. Ecological Monographs 86:462-479.

Stanton-Geddes, J., A. Nguyen, L. Chick, J. Vincent, M. Vangala, R.R. Dunn, A.M. Ellison, N.J. Sanders, N.J. Gotelli, and S.H. Cahan. 2016. Thermal reactionomes reveal divergent responses to thermal extremes in warm and cool-climate ant species. BMC Genomics 17.

Ulrich, W., M. K. Zaplata, S. Winter, W. Schaaf, A. Fischer, S. Soliveres, and N. J. Gotelli. 2016. Species interactions and random dispersal rather than habitat filtering drive community assembly during early plant succession. Oikos 125:698-707.


Cayuela, L., N.J. Gotelli, and R.K. Colwell. 2015. Ecological and biogeographic null hypotheses for comparing rarefaction curves. Ecological Monographs 85:437-455.

Chao, A., T.C. Hsieh, R.L. Chazdon, R.K. Colwell, and N.J. Gotelli. 2015. Unveiling the species-rank abundance distribution by generalizing the Good- Turing sample coverage theory. Ecology 96:1189-1201.

Dambros, C.S., N.C. Caceres, L. Magnus, and N.J. Gotelli. 2015. Effects of neutrality, geometric constraints, climate, and habitat quality on species richness and composition of Atlantic Forest small-mammals. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24:1084-1093.

Garcia-Valdes, R., N.J. Gotelli, M.A. Zavala, D.W. Purves, and M.B. Araujo. 2015. Effects of climate, species interactions, and dispersal on decadal colonization and extinction rates of Iberian tree species. Ecological Modelling 309:118-127.

Gotelli, N.J., and J. Stanton-Geddes. 2015. Climate change, genetic markers and species distribution modelling. Journal of Biogeography 42:1577-1585.

Lopes, G.N., M.F. Souza, N.J. Gotelli, L.J.U. Lemos, W.A.C. Godoy, and R.A. Zucchi. 2015. Temporal Overlap and Co-Occurrence in a Guild of Sub-Tropical Tephritid Fruit Flies. Plos One 10.

Magurran, A.E., M. Dornelas, F. Moyes, N.J. Gotelli, and B. McGill. 2015. Rapid biotic homogenization of marine fish assemblages. Nature Communications 6.

McGill, B.J., M. Dornelas, N.J. Gotelli, and A.E. Magurran. 2015. Fifteen forms of biodiversity trend in the Anthropocene. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30:104-113.


Blois, J.L., N.J. Gotelli, A.K. Behrensmeyer, J.T. Faith, S.K. Lyons, J.W. Williams, K.L. Amatangelo, A. Bercovici, A. Du, J.T. Eronen, G.R. Graves, N. Jud, C. Labandeira, C.V. Looy, B. McGill, D. Patterson, R. Potts, B. Riddle, R. Terry, A. Toth, A. Villasenor, and S. Wing. 2014. A framework for evaluating the influence of climate, dispersal limitation, and biotic interactions using fossil pollen associations across the late Quaternary. Ecography 37:1095-1108.

Chao, A., N.J. Gotelli, T.C. Hsieh, E.L. Sander, K.H. Ma, R.K. Colwell, and A.M. Ellison. 2014. Rarefaction and extrapolation with Hill numbers: a framework for sampling and estimation in species diversity studies. Ecological Monographs 84:45-67.

Dornelas, M., N.J. Gotelli, B. McGill, H. Shimadzu, F. Moyes, C. Sievers, and A.E. Magurran. 2014. Assemblage time series reveal biodiversity change but not systematic loss. Science 344:296-299.

Ellison, A.M., N.J. Gotelli, N. Hsiang, M. Lavine, and A.B. Maidman. 2014. Kernel intensity estimation of 2-dimensional spatial poisson point processes from k-tree sampling. Journal of Agricultural Biological and Environmental Statistics 19:357-372.

Dornelas, M., N.J. Gotelli, B. McGill, and A.E. Magurran. 2014. Overlooked local biodiversity loss- Response. Science 344:1098-1099.

Ellison, A.M., N.J. Gotelli, B.D. Inouye, and D.R. Strong. 2014. P values, hypothesis testing, and model selection: it's deja vu all over again. Ecology 95:609-610.

Pelini, S.L., S.E. Diamond, L.M. Nichols, K.L. Stuble, A.M. Ellison, N.J. Sanders, R.R. Dunn, and N.J. Gotelli. 2014. Geographic differences in effects of experimental warming on ant species diversity and community composition. Ecosphere 5.

Resasco, J., S.L. Pelini, K.L. Stuble, N.J. Sanders, R.R. Dunn, S.E. Diamond, A.M. Ellison, N.J. Gotelli, and D.J. Levey. 2014. Using historical and experimental data to reveal warming effects on ant assemblages. Plos One 9.

Ulrich, W., S. Soliveres, W. Kryszewski, F.T. Maestre, and N.J. Gotelli. 2014. Matrix models for quantifying competitive intransitivity from species abundance data. Oikos 123:1057-1070.

Ulrich, W., S. Soliveres, F.T. Maestre, N.J. Gotelli, J.L. Quero, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, M.A. Bowker, D.J. Eldridge, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo, E. Valencia, M. Berdugo, C. Escolar, M. Garcia-Gomez, A. Escudero, A. Prina, G. Alfonso, T. Arredondo, D. Bran, O. Cabrera, A. P. Cea, M. Chaieb, J. Contreras, M. Derak, C.I. Espinosa, A. Florentino, J. Gaitan, V.G. Muro, W. Ghiloufi, S. Gomez-Gonzalez, J.R. Gutierrez, R.M. Hernandez, E. Huber-Sannwald, M. Jankju, R.L. Mau, F.M. Hughes, M. Miriti, J. Monerris, M. Muchane, K. Naseri, E. Pucheta, D.A. Ramirez-Collantes, E. Raveh, R. L. Romao, C. Torres-Diaz, J. Val, J.P. Veiga, D.L. Wang, X. Yuan, and E. Zaady. 2014. Climate and soil attributes determine plant species turnover in global drylands. Journal of Biogeography 41:2307-2319.


Diamond, S.E., C.A. Penick, S.L. Pelini, A.M. Ellison, N.Jl Gotelli, N.J. Sanders, and R.R. Dunn. 2013. Using physiology to prdict the responses of ants to climatic warming. Integrative And Comparative Biology 53: 965-974.

Sirota, J., B. Baiser, N.J. Gotelli, and A.M. Ellison 2013. Organic-matter loading determines regime shifts and alternative states in an aquatic ecosystem. Proceedings Of The National Academy of Sciences 110: 7742-7747.

Fitzpatrick, M.C., N.J. Gotelli, and A.M. Ellison. 2013. Maxent vs. Maxlike: empirical comparisons with ant species distributions. Ecosphere 45: 55.

Baiser, B., H.L., Buckley, , N.J., Gotelli, and A.M. Ellison. 2013. Predicting food-web structure with metacommunity models. Oikos 122: 492-506.

Dornelas, M., A.E. Magurran, S.T. Buckland, A. Chao, R.L. Chazdon, R.K. Colwell, T.Curtis, K.J. Gaston, N.J. Gotelli, M.A. Kosnik, B. McGill, J.L. McCune, H. Morlon, P.J. Mumby, L. Ovreas, A. Studeny, and M. Velland. 2013. Quantifying temporal change in biodiversity: challenges and opportunities. Proceedings of The Royal Society B 280. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1931.

Ulrich, W. and N.J. Gotelli. 2013. Pattern detection in null model analysis. Oikos 122: 2-18.


Baiser, B., N.J. Gotelli, H.L. Buckley, T.E. Miller, and A.M. Ellison. 2012. Geographic variation in network structure of a nearctic aquatic food web. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21:579-591.

Borregaard, M.K., N.J. Gotelli, and C. Rahbek. 2012. Are range-size distributions consistent with species-level heritability? Evolution 66:2216-2226.

Colwell, R.K., A. Chao, N.J. Gotelli, S.Y. Lin, C.X. Mao, R.L. Chazdon, and J.T. Longino. 2012. Models and estimators linking individual-based and sample-based rarefaction, extrapolation and comparison of assemblages. Journal of Plant Ecology 5:3-21.

Diamond, S.E., L.M. Nichols, N. McCoy, C. Hirsch, S.L. Pelini, N.J. Sanders, A.M. Ellison, N.J. Gotelli, and R.R. Dunn. 2012. A physiological trait-based approach to predicting the responses of species to experimental climate warming. Ecology 93:2305-2312.

Gotelli, N.J., A. Chao, R.K. Colwell, W.H. Hwang, and G.R. Graves. 2012. Specimen-based modeling, stopping rules, and the extinction of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. Conservation Biology 26:47-56.

Gotelli, N.J., A.M. Ellison, and B.A. Ballif. 2012. Environmental proteomics, biodiversity statistics and food-web structure. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27:436-442.

Gotelli, N.J. and W. Ulrich. 2012. Statistical challenges in null model analysis. Oikos 121:171-180.

Maestre, F.T., J.L. Quero, N.J. Gotelli, A. Escudero, V. Ochoa, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, M. Garcia-Gomez, M.A. Bowker, S. Soliveres, C. Escolar, P. Garcia-Palacios, M. Berdugo, E. Valencia, B. Gozalo, A. Gallardo, L. Aguilera, T. Arredondo, J. Blones, B. Boeken, D. Bran, A.A. Conceicao, O. Cabrera, M. Chaieb, M. Derak, D.J. Eldridge, C.I. Espinosa, A. Florentino, J. Gaitan, M.G. Gatica, W. Ghiloufi, S. Gomez-Gonzalez, J.R. Gutierrez, R.M. Hernandez, X.W. Huang, E. Huber-Sannwald, M. Jankju, M. Miriti, J. Monerris, R.L. Mau, E. Morici, K. Naseri, A. Ospina, V. Polo, A. Prina, E. Pucheta, D.A. Ramirez-Collantes, R. Romao, M. Tighe, C. Torres-Diaz, J. Val, J.P. Veiga, D.L. Wang, and E. Zaady. 2012. Plant species richness and ecosystem multifunctionality in global drylands. Science 335:214-218.

Maestre, F.T., S. Soliveres, N.J. Gotelli, J.L. Quero, and M. Berdugo. 2012. Response to comment on "Plant species richness and ecosystem multifunctionality in global drylands". Science 337.

Pelini, S.L., S.E. Diamond, H. MacLean, A.M. Ellison, N.J. Gotelli, N.J. Sanders, and R.R. Dunn. 2012. Common garden experiments reveal uncommon responses across temperatures, locations, and species of ants. Ecology and Evolution 2:3009-3015.

Ulrich, W. and N.J. Gotelli. 2012. A null model algorithm for presence-absence matrices based on proportional resampling. Ecological Modelling 244:20-27.

Ulrich, W., M. Piwczynski, F.T. Maestre, and N.J. Gotelli. 2012. Null model tests for niche conservatism, phylogenetic assortment and habitat filtering. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3:930-939.


Gotelli, N.J., A.M. Ellison, N.J. Sanders, and R.R. Dunn. 2011. Counting ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): biodiversity sampling and statistical analysis for myrmecologists. Myrmecological News 15: 13-19.

Gotelli, N.J., A.M. Smith, A.M. Ellison, and B.A. Ballif. 2011. Proteomic characterization of the major arthropod associates of the carnivorous pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea. Proteomics 11: 2354-2358.

Gotelli, N.J. and W. Ulrich. 2011. Over-reporting bias in null model analysis: a reponse to Fayle and Manica (2010). Ecological Modelling 222: 1337-1339.

Gotelli, N.J., W. Ulrich, and F.T. Maestre. 2011. Randomization tests for quantifying species importance to ecosystem function. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2: 634-642.

Hart, E.M. and N.J. Gotelli. 2011. The effect of climate change on density-dependent population dynamics of aquatic invertebrates. Oikos 120: 1227-1234.

Jenkins, C.N., N.J. Sanders, A.N. Andersen, X. Arnan, C.A. Bruhl, X. Cerda, A.M. Ellison, B.L. Fisher, M.C. Fitzpatrick, N.J. Gotelli, A.D. Gove, B. Guenard, J.E. Lattke, J.P. Lessard, T.P. McGluynn, S.B. Menke, C.L. Parr, S.M. Philpott, H.L. Vasconcelos, M.D. Weiser, and R.R. Dunn. 2011. Global diversity in light of climate change: the case of ants. Diversity and Distributions 17: 652-662.

Jules, E.S., A.M. Ellison, N.J. Gotelli, S. Lillie, G.A. Meindl, N.J. Sanders, and A.N. Young. 2011. Influence of fire on a rare serpentine plant assemblage: a 5-year study of Darlingtonia fens. American Journal of Botany 98: 801-811.

Pelini, S.L., F.P. Bowles, A.M. Ellison, N.J. Gotelli, N.J. Sanders, and R.R. Dunn. 2011. Heating up the forest: open-top chamber warming manipulation of arthropod communities at Harvard and Duke Forests. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2: 534-540.

Pelini, S.L., M. Boudreau, N. McCoy, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, N. J. Sanders, and R. R. Dunn. 2011. Effects of short-term warming on low and high latitude forest ant communities. Ecosphere 2: art62.

Wittman, S.E. and N.J. Gotelli. 2011. Predicting community structure of ground-foraging ant assemblages with Markov models of behavioral dominance. Oecologia 166: 207-219.


Gotelli, N.J., G.R. Graves, and C. Rahbek. 2010. Macroecological signals of species interactions in the Danish avifauna. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 107: 530-535.(Supporting Information ) [Science Perspectives by Brian McGill ]

Gotelli, N.J., R.M. Dorazio, A.M. Ellison, and G.D. Grossman. 2010. Detecting temporal trends in species assemblages with bootstrapping procedures and hierarchical models. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365:3621-3631. (Appendix A , Appendix B )

Ulrich. W. and N.J. Gotelli. 2010. Null model analysis of species associations using abundance data. Ecology 91:3384-3397.

Gotelli, N.J. and W. Ulrich. 2010. The empirical Bayes approach as a tool to identify non-random species associations. Oecologia 162:463-477.

Wittman, S.E., N.J. Sanders, A.M. Ellison, E.S. Jules, J.S. Ratchford, and N.J. Gotelli. 2010. Species interactions and thermal constraints on ant community structure. Oikos 119:551-559.

Buckley, H.L., T.E. Miller, A.M. Ellison, and N.J. Gotelli. 2010. Local- to continental-scale variation in the richness and composition of an aquatic food web. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19:711-723.

Weiser, M.D., N.J. Sanders, D. Agosti, A.N. Andersen, A.M. Ellison, B.L. Fisher, H. Gibb, N.J. Gotelli, A.D. Gove, K. Gross, B. Guenard, M. Janda, M. Kaspari, J-P. Lessard, J.T. Longino, J.D. Majer, S.B. Mencke, T.P. McGlynn, C.L. Parr, S.M. Philpott, J. Retana, A.V. Saurez, H.L. Vasconcelos, S.P. Yanoviak, and R.R. Dunn. 2010. Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships. Biology Letters 6:769-772.


Chao, A., R.K. Colwell, C.W. Lin, and N.J. Gotelli. 2009. Sufficient sampling for asymptotic minimum species richness estimators. Ecology 90:1125-1133. (Excel Spreadsheet Calculator )(Calculator Instructions )

Colwell, R.K., N.J. Gotelli, C. Rahbek, G.L. Entsminger, C. Farrell, and G.R. Graves. 2009. Peaks, plateaus, canyons, and craters: the complex geometry of simple mid-domain effect models. Evolutionary Ecology Research 11:355-370.

Dunn, R.R., D. Agosti, A.N. Andersen, X. Arnan, C.A. Bruhl, X. Cerda, A.M. Ellison, B.L. Fisher, M.C. Fitzpatrick, H. Gibb, N.J. Gotelli, A.D. Gove, B. Guenard, M. Janda, M. Kaspari, E.J. Laurent, J.P. Lessard, J.T. Longino, J.D. Majer, S.B. Menke, T.P. McGlynn, C.L. Parr, S.M. Philpott, M. Pfeiffer, J. Retana, A.V. Suarez, H.L. Vasconcelos, M.D. Weiser, and N.J. Sanders. 2009. Climatic drivers of hemispheric asymmetry in global patterns of ant species richness. Ecology Letters 12:324-333.

Ellison, A.M. and N.J. Gotelli. 2009. Energetics and the evolution of carnivorous plants-- Darwin's 'most wonderful plants in the world'. Journal of Experimental Botany 60:19-42.

Gotelli, N.J., M.J. Anderson, H.T. Arita, A.Chao, R.K. Colwell, S.R. Connolly, D.J. Currie, R.R. Dunn, G.R. Graves, J.L. Green, J.A. Grytnes, Y.H. Jiang, W. Jetz, S.K. Lyons, C.M. McCain, A.E. Magurran, C. Rahbek, T. Rangel, J. Soberon, C.O. Webb, and M.R. Willig. 2009. Patterns and causes of species richness: a general simulation model for macroecology. Ecology Letters 12:873-886.

Lessard, J.P., J.A. Fordyce, N.J. Gotelli, and N.J. Sanders. 2009. Invasive ants alter the phylogenetic structure of ant communities. Ecology 90:2664-2669.

Ulrich, W., M. Almeida-Neto, and N.J. Gotelli. 2009. A consumer's guide to nestedness analysis. Oikos 118: 3-17.


Butler, J.L., N.J. Gotelli, and A.M. Ellison. 2008. Linking the brown and green: Nutrient transformation and fate in the Sarracenia microecosystem. Ecology 89:898-904.

Gotelli, N.J., P.J. Mouser, S.P. Hudman, S.E. Morales, D.S. Ross, and A.M. Ellison. 2008. Geographic variation in nutrient availability, stoichiometry, and metal concentrations of plants and pore-water in ombrotrophic bogs in New England, USA. Wetlands 28:827-840.

Gruner, D.S., N.J. Gotelli, J.P. Price, and R.H. Cowie. 2008. Does species richness drive speciation? A reassessment with the Hawaiian biota. Ecography 31:279-285.

Healy, C., N.J. Gotelli, and C. Potvin. 2008. Partitioning the effects of biodiversity and environmental heterogeneity for productivity and mortality in a tropical tree plantation. Journal of Ecology 96:903-913.

Potvin, C. and N.J. Gotelli. 2008. Biodiversity enhances individual performance but does not affect survivorship in tropical trees. Ecology Letters 11:217-223. [Science Editor's Choice by Andrew Sugden ]

Dunn. R.R., N.J. Sanders, M.C. Fitzpatrick, E. Laurent, J.-P. Lessard, D. Agosti, A. Andersen, C. Bruhl, X. Cerda, A.M. Ellison, B. Fisher, H. Gibb, N. Gotelli, A. Gove, B. Guenard, M. Janda, M. Kaspari, J.T. Longino, J. Majer, T.G. McGlynn, S. Menke, C. Parr, S. Philpott, M. Pfeiffer, J. Retana, A. Suarez, and H. Vasconcelos. 2007. Global ant biodiversity and biogeography - a new database and its possibilities. Myrmecological News 10: 77-83.


Ellison, A.M., S. Record, A. Arguello, and N.J. Gotelli. 2007. Rapid inventory of the ant assemblage in a temperate hardwood forest: Species composition and assessment of sampling methods. Environmental Entomology 36:766-775.

Hudman, S.P. and N.J. Gotelli. 2007. Intra- and intersexual selection on male body size are complimentary in the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Behaviour 144:1065-1086.

Rahbek, C., N.J. Gotelli, R.K. Colwell, G.L. Entsminger, T.F.L.V.B. Rangel, and G.R. Graves. 2007. Predicting continental patterns of bird species richness with spatially explicit models. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274: 165-174. (supplemental material ) [Science Editor's Choice by Andrew Sugden ]

Sanders, N.J., N.J. Gotelli, S.E. Wittman, J.S. Ratchford, A.M. Ellison, and E.S. Jules. 2007. Assembly rules of ground-foraging ant assemblages are contingent on disturbance, habitat and spatial scale. Journal of Biogeography 34:1632-1641.

Ulrich, W. and N.J. Gotelli. 2007. Disentangling community patterns of nestedness and species co-occurrence. Oikos 116:2053-2061.

Ulrich, W. and N.J. Gotelli. 2007. Null model analysis of species nestedness patterns. Ecology 88:1824-1831.


Gotelli, N.J., and A.M. Ellison. 2006. Food-web models predict species abundance in response to habitat change. PLoS Biology 44: e324. (supplemental material )[Science Editor's Choice by Andrew Sugden ; Nature News & Views by Jonathan Shurin ]

Gotelli, N.J. and A.M. Ellison. 2006. Forecasting extinction risk with non-stationary matrix models. Ecological Applications 16: 51-61.

Gotelli, N.J. and B.J. McGill. 2006. Null versus neutral models: what's the difference?. Ecography 29: 793-800.

Morales, S.E., Mouser, P.J., Ward,N., Hudman, S.P., Gotelli , N.J., and T.A. Lewis. 2006. Comparison of bacterial composition and diversity in New England Sphagnum bogs using Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (T-RFLP). Microbial Ecology 52: 34-44.


Farrell-Gray, C.C. and N.J. Gotelli. 2005. Allometric exponents support a � power scaling law. Ecology 86: 2083-2087.

Wakefield, A.E., N.J. Gotelli, S.E. Wittman, and A.M. Ellison. 2005. Prey addition alters nutrient stoichiometry of the carnivorous plant Sarracenia purpurea. Ecology 86: 1737-1743.

Dixon, P.M., A.M. Ellison, and N.J. Gotelli. 2005. Improving the precision of estimates of the frequency of rare events. Ecology 86: 1143-1123.

Ratchford, J.S., S.E. Wittman, E.S. Jules, A.M. Ellison, N.J. Gotelli, and N.J. Sanders. 2005. The effects of fire, local environment, and time on ant assemblages in fens and forests. Diversity and Distributions 11: 487-497.

Colwell, R.K., C. Rahbek, and N.J. Gotelli. 2005. The mid-domain effect: there's a baby in the bathwater. American Naturalist 166: E149-E154.


Gotelli, N.J. 2004. A taxonomic wish-list for community ecology. Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 359: 585-597.

Colwell, R.K. C. Rahbek, and N.J. Gotelli. 2004. The mid-domain effect and species richness patterns: what have we learned so far? American Naturalist 163: E1-E23.

Ellison, A.M., H.L. Buckley, T.E. Miller, and N.J. Gotelli. 2004. Morphological variation in Sarrracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae): geographic, environmental, and taxonomic correlates. American Journal of Botany 91: 1930-1935.

Mouser, P.J., W. Cully Hession, D.M. Rizzo, and N.J. Gotelli. 2004. Hydrology and geostatistics of a Vermont, USA kettlehole peatland. Journal of Hydrology 301: 1-17.


Arnett, A.E. and N.J. Gotelli. 2003. Bergmann's Rule in larval ant lions: testing the starvation resistance hypothesis. Ecological Entomology 28: 645-650.

Buckley, H.L., T.E. Miller, A.M. Ellison, and N.J. Gotelli. 2003. Reverse latitudinal trends in species richness of pitcher-plant food webs. Ecology Letters 6: 825-829.

McCabe, D.J. and N.J. Gotelli. 2003. Caddisfly diapause aggregations facilitate benthic invertebrate colonization. Journal of Animal Ecology 72: 1015-1026.

Gotelli, N.J. and G.L. Entsminger. 2003. Swap algorithms in null model analysis. Ecology 84: 532-535.

Sanders, N.J., N.J. Gotelli, N.E. Heller, and D.M. Gordon. 2003. Community disassembly by an invasive species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 100: 532-535.

Ellison, A.M., N.J. Gotelli, J.S. Brewer, J. Knietel, T.E. Miller, L. Cochran-Stafira, A.C. Worley, and R. Zamora. 2003. Carnivorous plants as model ecological systems. Advances in Ecological Research 33: 1-74.


Gotelli, N.J. and A.M. Ellison. 2002. Assembly rules for New England ant assemblages. Oikos 99: 591-599.

Gotelli, N.J. and A.M. Ellison. 2002. Nitrogen deposition and extinction risk in the northern pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea. Ecology 83: 2758-2765.

Gotelli, N.J. and D.J. McCabe. 2002. Species co-occurrence: a meta-analysis of J.M. Diamond's assembly rules model. Ecology 83: 2091-2096.

Gotelli, N.J. and A.M. Ellison. 2002. Biogeography at a regional scale: determinants of ant species density in New England bogs and forests. Ecology 83: 1604-1609.

Ellison, A.M. and N.J. Gotelli. 2002. Nitrogen availability alters the expression of carnivory in the northern pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 99: 4409-4412.

Gotelli, N.J. and K. Rohde. 2002. Co-occurrence of ectoparasites of marine fishes: a null model analysis. Ecology Letters 5: 86-94.

Ellison, A.M., E.J. Farnsworth, and N.J. Gotelli. 2002. Ant diversity in pitcher-plant bogs of Massachusetts. Northeastern Naturalist 9: 267-284.


Gotelli, N.J. and G.L. Entsminger. 2001. Swap and fill algorithms in null model analysis: rethinking the Knight's Tour. Oecologia 129:281�291.

Gotelli, N.J. 2001. Research frontiers in null model analysis. Global Ecology and Biogeography 10: 337-343.

Ellison, A.M. and N.J. Gotelli. 2001. Evolutionary ecology of carnivorous plants. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16: 623-629.

Gotelli, N.J. and R.K. Colwell. 2001. Quantifying biodiversity: procedures and pitfalls in the measurement and comparison of species richness. Ecology Letters 4: 379-391.

Albrecht, M. and N.J. Gotelli. 2001. Spatial and temporal niche partitioning in grassland ants. Oecologia 126: 134-141.

Arnett A.M. and N.J. Gotelli. 2001. Pit-building decisions of larval ant lions: effects of laval age, temperature, food and population source. Journal of Insect Behavior 14:89-97.


Gotelli, N.J. and A.E. Arnett. 2000. Biogeographic effects of red fire ant invasion. Ecology Letters 3: 257-261.
(Science news commentary)

Gotelli, N.J. 2000. Null model analysis of species co-occurrence patterns. Ecology 81: 2606-2621.

McCabe, D.C. and N.J. Gotelli. 2000. Effects of disturbance frequency, intensity, and area on stream macroinvertebrate communities. Oecologia 124: 270-279.

Arnett, A.E. and N.J. Gotelli. 2000. Geographic variation in body size of the ant lion Myrmeleon immaculatus: evolutionary implications of Bergmann's Rule. Evolution 53: 1180-1188.

"The 90s"

Gotelli, N.J. and C.M. Taylor. 1999. Testing metapopulation models with stream-fish assemblages. Evolutionary Ecology Research 1: 835-845.

Gotelli, N.J. and C.M. Taylor. 1999. Testing macroecology models with stream-fish assemblages. Evolutionary Ecology Research 1: 847-858.

Arnett, A.E. and N.J. Gotelli. 1999. Bergmann's Rule in the ant lion Myrmeleon immaculatus DeGeer (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae): geographic variation in body size and heterozygosity. Journal of Biogeography 26: 275-284.

Gotelli, N.J. 1997. Competition and coexistence of larval ant lions. Ecology 78: 1761-1773.

Gotelli, N.J., N.J. Buckley, and J.A. Wiens. 1997. Co-occurrence of Australian land birds: Diamond's assembly rules revisited. Oikos 80: 311-324.

Moore, J. and N.J. Gotelli. 1996. Evolutionary patterns of altered behavior and susceptibility in parasitized hosts. Evolution 50: 807-819.

Gotelli, N.J. 1996. Ant community structure: effects of predatory ant lions. Ecology 77: 630-638.

Taylor, C.M. and N.J. Gotelli. 1994. The macroecology of Cyprinella: correlates of phylogeny, body size, and geographic range. The American Naturalist 144: 549-569.

Moore, J., M. Freehling, and N.J. Gotelli. 1994. Altered behaviour in two blattid cockroaches infected with Moniliformis moniliformis (Acanthocephala). Journal of Parasitology 80: 220-223.

Gotelli, N.J. and W.G. Kelley. 1993. A general model of metapopulation dynamics. Oikos 68: 36-44.

Gotelli, N.J. 1993. Antlion zones: causes of high-density predator aggregations. Ecology 74: 226-237.

Graves, G.R. and N.J. Gotelli. 1993. Assembly of avian mixed species flocks in Amazonia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 90: 1388-1391.

Gotelli, N.J. and H.R. Spivey. 1992. Male parasitism and intrasexual competition in a burrowing barnacle. Oecologia 91: 474-480.

Gotelli, N.J. and J. Moore. 1992. Altered host behaviour in a cockroach-acanthocephalan association. Animal Behaviour 43: 949-959.

Allely, Z., J. Moore, and N.J. Gotelli. 1992. Moniliformis moniliformis has no effect on some behaviors of the cockroach Diploptera punctata. Journal of Parasitology 78: 524-526.

Moore, J. and N.J. Gotelli.1992. Moniliformis moniliformis increases cryptic behaviors in the cockroach host Supella longipalpa. Journal of Parasitology 78: 49-53.

Gotelli, N.J. 1991. Metapopulation models: the propagule rain, the rescue effect, and the core-satellite hypothesis. The American Naturalist 138: 768-776.

Gotelli, N.J. 1991. Demographic models for Leptogorgia virgulata, a shallow-water gorgonian. Ecology 72: 457-467.

Gotelli, N.J. and W.H. Bossert. 1991. Ecological character displacement in a variable environment. Theoretical Population Biology 39: 49-62.

Gotelli, N.J. and M. Pyron. 1991. Life history variation in North American freshwater minnows: effects of latitude and phylogeny. Oikos 62: 30-40.

Gotelli, N.J. 1990. Stochastic models of gregarious larval settlement. Ophelia 32: 95-108.

Gotelli, N.J. and G.R. Graves. 1990. Body size and the occurrence of avian species on land-bridge islands. Journal of Biogeography 17: 315-325.

"The 80s"

Gotelli, N.J. 1988. Determinants of recruitment, juvenile growth and spatial distribution of a shallow-water gorgonian. Ecology 69: 157-166.

Young, C.M. and N.J. Gotelli. 1988. Larval predation by barnacles: effects on patch colonization in a shallow subtidal community. Ecology 69: 624-634.

Gotelli, N.J. and D. Simberloff. 1987. The distribution and abundance of tallgrass prairie plants: a test of the core-satellite hypothesis. The American Naturalist 130: 18-35.

Gotelli, N.J. 1987. Spatial and temporal patterns of reproduction, larval settlement, and recruitment of the compound ascidian Aplidium stellatum. Marine Biology 94: 45-51.

Gotelli, N.J., F.G. Lewis, and C.M. Young. 1987. Body-size differences in a colonizing amphipod-mollusc assemblage. Oecologia 72: 104-108.

Gotelli, N.J., S.L. Gilchrist, and L.G. Abele. 1985. The population biology of Trapezia spp. and other coral-associated decapods. Marine Ecology Progress Series 21: 89-98.

Simberloff, D. and N. Gotelli. 1984. Effects of insularization on plant species richness in the prairie-forest ecotone. Biological Conservation 29: 63-80.

Boecklen, W.J. and N.J. Gotelli. 1984. Island biogeographic theory and conservation practice: species-area or specious-area relationships? Biological Conservation 29: 90-111.

Graves, G.R. and N.J. Gotelli. 1983. Neotropical land-bridge avifaunas: new approaches to null hypotheses in biogeography. Oikos 41: 322-333.

Gotelli, N.J. and L.G. Abele. 1983. Community patterns of coral-associated decapods. Marine Ecology Progress Series 13: 131-139.

Gotelli, N.J. and L.G. Abele. 1982. Statistical distributions of West Indian land bird families. Journal of Biogeography 9: 421-435.

Book Chapters

Gotelli, N.J. and A. Chao. 2013. Measuring and estimating species richness, species diversity, and biotic similarity from sampling data. pp. 195-211 in: S.A. Levin (ed.). Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd edition. Volume 5. Academic Press, Waltham, MA.

Dorazio, R. M., N. J. Gotelli, and A. M. Ellison. 2011. Modern methods of estimating biodiversity from presence-absence surveys. To appear in: G. Venora, O. Grillo, and J Lopez-Pujol, editors. Biodiversity. InTech.

Gotelli, N.J. and R.K. Colwell. 2010. Estimating species richness. pp. 39-54 in: Biological Diversity: Frontiers In Measurement And Assessment. A.E. Magurran and B.J. McGill (eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford. 345 pp.

Gotelli, N.J. 2004. Assembly Rules. pp. 1027-1035 in: Foundations of Biogeography: Classic Papers with Commentaries. M.V. Lomolino, D.F. Sax, and J.H. Brown (eds.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 1291 pp.

Moore, J.K. and N.J. Gotelli. 1990. A phylogenetic perspective on the evolution of altered host behaviours: a critical look at the manipulation hypothesis. pp. 193-233 in: Parasitism And Host Behaviour. C.J. Barnard and J.M. Behnke (eds.). Taylor and Francis, Limited.

Simberloff, D. and N. Gotelli. 1983. Refuge design and ecological theory: lessons for prairie and forest conservation. pp. 66-71 in: Proceedings of the Eighth International Prairie Conference. R. Brewer (ed). Western Michigan University.

Book Reviews, Commentaries, & Science Fiction

Gotelli, N.J. 2009. How to respond to requests to debate creationists. (submitted by P.Z. Myers). American Atheist 47: 10-11. Daily Kos Link

Farnsworth, E., A.M. Ellison, and N.J. Gotelli 2009. EvoSoap. Nature 458: 938. (Futures)

Hochberg, M.E., J.M. Chase, N.J. Gotelli, A. Hastings, and S. Naeem. 2009. The tragedy of the reviewer commons. Ecology Letters 12: 2-4.

Gotelli, N.J. 2008. Perspectives in biogeography: Hypothesis testing, curve fitting, and data mining in macroecology. International Biogeography Society Newsletter 6: 1-7.

Hochberg, M.E. and N.J. Gotelli. 2005. An invasions special issue. TREE 20: 211.

Taper, M.L. and S.R. Lele (eds). 2005. The nature of scientific evidence: statistical, philosphical, and empirical considerations. EcoScience 12: 149-150.

Scott, J.M., P.J. Heglund, M.L. Morrison, et al. 2003. Predicting species occurrences: issues of accuracy and scale. Auk 120: 1199-1200.

Vandermeer, J.H. and D.E. Goldberg. 2003. Population ecology: first principles. Quarterly Review of Biology 78: 499.

Gotelli, N.J. 2002. Biodiversity in the scales. Nature 419: 575-576.

Gotelli, N.J. 1999. How do communities come together? Science 286: 1684-1685.

Resetarits, W.J., Jr., and J. Bernardo. 1999. Experimental ecology: issues and perspectives. Bioscience 49: 829-830.

Maurer, B.A. 1999. Untangling ecological complexity: the macroscopic perspective. American Zoologist 24.

den Boer, P.J. and J. Reddingius. 1998. Regulation and stabilization paradigms in population ecology. Ecology 79: 354-355.

Iversen, E.S. 1997. Living marine resources: their utilization and management. Quarterly Review of Biology 72: 91.

Grenfell, B.T. and A.P. Dobson. 1996. Ecology of infectious diseases in natural populations. C Quarterly Review of Biology 71: 436.

Brown, J.H. 1996. Macroecology. The Condor 98: 669-670.

Edwards, P.J., R.M. May, and N.R. Webb (eds). 1994. Large-scale ecology and conservation biology. Conservation Biology 9: 468-469.

Power, D.M. 1993. Current ornithology, volume 10. Ecology 75: 1194.

Perrins, C.M., J.-D. Lebreton, and G.J.M. Hirons (eds). 1991. Bird population studies: relevance to conservation and management. Ecology 73: 1931-1932.

Bakus, G. 1990. Quantitative ecology and marine biology. Quarterly Review of Biology 67: 382.

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