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2018


  • A Culina, M Baglioni, TW Crowther, ME Visser, S Woutersen-Windhouwer (2018). Navigating the unfolding open data landscape in ecology and evolution… Nature ecology & evolution 2 (3), 420

  • DS Maynard, KR Covey, TW Crowther, NW Sokol, EW Morrison, SD Frey…(2018). Species associations overwhelm abiotic conditions to dictate the structure and function of wood‐decay fungal communities. Ecology

  • TW Crowther, MB Machmuller, JC Carey, SD Allison, JM Blair (2018). More data but no new answers. , … Nature 554 (7693), E7

  • T.Crowther, H Hartmann, B Schuldt, TGM Sanders, C Macinnis‐Ng, HJ Boehmer (2018). Monitoring global tree mortality patterns and trends. Report from the VW symposium ‘Crossing scales and disciplines to identify global trends of tree mortality as indicators of forest health.’ , … New Phytologist 217 (3), 984-987

  • T.Crowther, KS Ramirez, CG Knight, M De Hollander, FQ Brearley, B Constantinides…(2018). Detecting macroecological patterns in bacterial communities across independent studies of global soils. … Nature microbiology 3 (2), 189

  • P Goymer, F Finkbeiner, TW Crowther (2018). A trillion trees. Nature ecology & evolution, 1

2017

  •  Crowther, T.W., Boddy, L. & Maynard, D.S. (2017). The use of artificial media in fungal ecology. Fungal Ecology. 10.1016/j.funeco.2017.10.007.

  • Desnoues, E., de Carvalho, J.F., Zohner, C.M. & Crowther, T.W.* (2017). The relative roles of local climate adaptation and phylogeny in determining leaf-out timing of temperate tree species. Forest Ecosystems, in press.

  • Culina, A., Baglioni, M., Crowther, T.W., Vidder, M.E., Woutersen, S., Manghi, P. Navigating the unfolding open data landscape. Nature Ecology & Evolution, in press.

  • Harvey, J.A., van der Berg, D., Ellers, J., van Kampen, R., Crowther, T.W., Roessingh, P., Verheggan, B., Nuijten, R.J.M., Post, E., Lewandowsky, S., Sterling, I., Balgopal, M., Amstrup S.C. & Mann, M.A. (2017). Internet blogs, polar bears and climate change denial by proxy. Bioscience, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix133.

  • Bradford, M.A., Veen, G. F. Bonis, A. Bradford, E.M. Classen, A.T., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Crowther, T.W., +10 authors. (2017). Testing the hierarchical model of litter decomposition. Nature Ecology & Evolution, doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0367-4.

  • Crowther, T.W., Glick, H.B., Maynard, D.S., Ashley-Cantello, W., Evans, T. & Routh, D. (2017). Predicting Global Forest Restoration Potential. bioRxive. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/210062

  • Maynard, D.S., Bradford, M.A., Lindner, D.L., van Diepen, L.T.A., Frey, S.D., Glaeser, J.A. and Crowther, T.W.* (2017). Diversity begets diversity in competition for space. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 156.

  • Maynard, D.S., Crowther, T.W., & Bradford, M.A. (2017) Fungal interactions reduce carbon use efficiency. Ecology Letters, 20: 1034-1042.
  • Aguilar-Trigueros, C., Rillig, M.C. & Crowther, T.W.* (2017) Applying allometric theory within fungal ecology. ISME J, 11: 2175-2180.

  • Ellers, J., Crowther, T.W., Harvey, J., (2017). Gold open access publishing: developing countries pay the price of western premium academic output. Journal of Academic Publishing. DOI: 10.3138/jsp.49.1.89.

  • Crowther, T.W. (2017) Quantifying the losses of soil carbon in response to warming at a global scale. Proceedings of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon 2017. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Rome, Italy.

  • Rubenstein, M.A., Crowther, T.W., Maynard, D.S., Schilling, J., Bradford, M.A. (2017). Decoupling direct and indirect effects of temperature on decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 112: 110-116.

  • Talbert, D.A., Tinker, P. Crowther, T.W., Walker, D. (2017) Using Machine Learning to Understand Top-Down Effects in an Ecosystem: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. FLAIRS.

  • Ramirez, K.S., Knight, C.G., Hollander, M.H., Brearlet, F.Q. Constantinides, B. Constantinides, T.E. Cotton, A., Creer, S.I., Crowther, T.W., +20 authors. Detecting macroecological patterns in bacterial communities across independent studies of global soils. Nature Microbiology, in press.

  • Maynard, D.S., Crowther, T.W., Bradford, M.A. (2017). The competitive network determines the diversity-function relationship in an antagonistic fungal community. PNAS in press.

  • Bradford, M.A., Veen, G. F. Bonis, A. Bradford, E.M. Classen, A.T., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Crowther, T.W., +10 authors. (2017). Testing the hierarchical model of litter decomposition. Nature Ecology & Evolution, in press.

  • Maynard, D.S., Bradford, M.A., Lindner, D.L., van Diepen, L.T.A., Frey, S.D., Glaeser, J.A. and Crowther, T.W.* (2017). Diversity begets diversity in competition for space. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 156.

  • Maynard, D.S., Crowther, T.W., & Bradford, M.A. (2017) Fungal interactions reduce carbon use efficiency. Ecology Letters, 20: 1034-1042.

  • Aguilar-Trigueros, C., Rillig, M.C. & Crowther, T.W.* (2017) Applying allometric theory within fungal ecology. ISME J, 11: 2175-2180.

  • Ellers, J., Crowther, T.W., Harvey, J., (2017). Gold open access publishing: developing countries pay the price of western premium academic output. Journal of Academic Publishing. DOI: 10.3138/jsp.49.1.89.

  • Crowther, T.W. (2017) Quantifying the losses of soil carbon in response to warming at a global scale. Proceedings of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon 2017. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Rome, Italy.

  • Rubenstein, M.A., Crowther, T.W., Maynard, D.S., Schilling, J., Bradford, M.A. (2017). Decoupling direct and indirect effects of temperature on decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 112: 110-116.

  • Talbert, D.A., Tinker, P. Crowther, T.W., Walker, D. (2017) Using Machine Learning to Understand Top-Down Effects in an Ecosystem: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. FLAIRS.

     

2016

  • Crowther, T.W., Todd-Brown, K., Rowe, C.W., + 30 authors (2016) Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming. Nature, 54, 104-108. Featured by over 100  news outlets including The Washington Post, The BBC and The Independent and reached the front page of Reddit and Yahoo News. Altmetric Score: 1023.

  • Carey, J.C., Tang, J., TempleR, P.H., Kroeger, K., Crowther, T.W., Burton, A. + 20 authors. (2016). Temperature response of soil respiration largely unaltered with experimental warming. PNAS, 113: 13797–13802. Featured by various news outlets including Science Daily, Phys.Org, and Environmental Research Web etc

  • Liang, J., Crowther, T.W.*, Picard, N. + 80 authors. (2016) Positive Biodiversity–Productivity Relationship Predominant in Global Forests. Science, 345, aaf8957. Featured by various news outlets including Yahoo News, Business Insider and The Times of India

  • Covey, K.R., Bueno de Mesquita C.P., Oberle, B., Maynard, D.S., Bettigole, C., Crowther T.W., Duguid, M.C., Steven, B., Zanne, A.E., Lapin M., Ashton, M.S., Oliver, C.D., Xuhui, L., & Bradford, M.A. (2016) Greenhouse trace gases in deadwood. Biogeochemistry, 130: 215-226.

  •  Barrett, C.B., Zhou, M., Reich, P.B., Crowther, T.W., Liang, J. Forest value: More than just commercial. Science, 354, 1541-1542.

  • Bradford, M. A., Wieder, R.W., Bonan, G. B., Fierer, N., Raymond, P. A. & Crowther, T. W. (2016). Managing uncertainty in soil carbon feedbacks to climate change. Nature Climate Change*, 6, 751-758. Featured by various news outlets including Science Daily, Science News and Eurek Alert

  • Van der Waal, A., Gunnewiek, P. K., Cornielissen, H., Crowther, T. W. & de Boer, W. (2016) Patterns of natural fungal community assembly during initial decay of coniferous and broadleaf tree logs: an experimental common garden approach. Ecosphere, 7.

  • Glick,B.*, Bettigole, C., Maynard, D.S.*, Covey, K.R., Smith, J.R., Crowther, T.W.* Spatially explicit models of global tree density. Scientific Data, 3.

 

2015

  • Crowther, T.W., H.B. Glick, K.R. Covey, + 30 authors (2015). Mapping tree density at a global scale. Nature 525, 201–205. – Featured by over 100 news outlets around the world including the BBC, New York Times, CNN, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Scientific American, NPR, Nature News, Science Manuscript reached number 11 by the Altmetric 100 awards in 2015, with a score of 1750. It was selected by the Faculty of 1000, won the ‘science is beautiful’ award, 2015, and was featured on the front page of Reddit and Yahoo News.

  • Crowther, T.W., Thomas, S.M., Maynard, D.S., Baldrian, P., Covey, K.R., Frey, S.D., van Diepen, L.T.A. & Bradford, M.A. (2015). Biotic interactions mitigate soil microbial feedbacks to climate change. PNAS, 112, 7033-7038. – Featured by various news outlets including Al Jezeera, The Atlantic, and, ScienceDaily

  • Pelini, S.L. Maran, A.M. Chen, A.R. Kaseman, J. & Crowther, T.W*. (2015). Higher Trophic Levels Overwhelm Climate Change Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystem Functioning. PloS one, 10 (8), e0136344.

  • Maynard, D.S., Leonard, K.E., Drake, J.M., Hall, D.W., Crowther, T.W., and Mark A. Bradford (2015). Modelling the multidimensional niche by linking functional traits to competitive performance. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282, 20150516.

  • Oldfield, E.E., Felson, A.J., Auyeung, D.S.N., Crowther, T.W., Nancy F. et al. (2015) Growing the urban forest: tree performance in response to biotic and abiotic land management. Restoration Ecology, 23, 707-718.

  • Crowther, T.W., Thomas, S.M., Maynard, D.S., Baldrian, P., Covey, K.R., Frey, S.D., van Diepen, L.T.A. & Bradford, M.A. (2015). Overdependence on “significance” testing in biology. PNAS,

  • Crowther, T.W., Sokol, N.W., Maynard, D.S., Oldfield, E.E.*, Thomas, S.D. & Bradford, M.A. (2015). Environmental stress response limits fungal necromass contributions to soil organic matter. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 85, 153–161.

  • Maynard, D.S., Crowther, T.W.*, King, J, Warren, R. & Bradford, M.A. (2015). Temperate forest termites: ecology, biogeography, and ecosystem impacts. Ecological Entomology, in press, DOI: 10.1111/een.12185.

  • Thomas, S.D. & Crowther, T.W.* (2015). Predicting rates of isotopic turnover across the animal kingdom: a synthesis of existing data. Journal of Animal Ecology. 84, 861-870.

  • Crowther, T.W. and Grossart, H. (2015). The role of bottom-up and top-down interactions in determining microbial and fungal diversity and function. in T.C. Hanley and K.J. La Pierre (eds): Trophic Ecology: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Interactions Across Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK.

     

2014

  • Crowther, T.W., Maynard, D.S., Crowther, T.R., Peccia, J., Smith, J., & Bradford, M. A. (2014). Untangling the fungal niche: the trait-based approach. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5: 579.

  • Ramirez, K.S., Leff, J.W., Barberán, A., Bates, S., Betley, J., Crowther, T.W., Kelly, E. et al. (2014). Biogeographic patterns in below-ground diversity in New York City’s Central Park are similar to those observed globally. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281: 20141988 – Featured by news outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, etc.

  • Bradford, M.A., Warren R.J. II, Baldrian, P., Crowther, W., Maynard, D.S., Oldfield, E.E.*, Wieder, W.R., Wood, A.A. & King J.R. (2014). Climate fails to predict wood decomposition at regional scales. Nature Climate Change, 4, 625–630. – Featured by news outlets including ScienceDaily, Astrobiology, Science World Report, etc.

  • Crowther, T.W., Maynard, D.S., Leff, J.W., Oldfield, E.E., McCulley,L., Fierer, N. & Bradford, M.A. (2014). Predicting the responsiveness of soil biodiversity to deforestation: a cross‐biome study. Global Change Biology, 20, 2983–2994. – Featured by news outlets including Nature World News, Innovations Report, Physorg, etc.

  • Dray, M.D., Crowther, T.W., Thomas S,M., A’Bear, A.D.*, Godbold, D.L., Ormerod, S.J., Hartley, S.E., & Jones, T.H. (2014). Effects of elevated CO2 on litter chemistry and subsequent invertebrate detritivore feeding responses. PLoS one, 9(1), e86246.

 

2013

  • Crowther, T.W., Stanton, D., Thomas, S., A’Bear A.D., Hiscox, J., Jones, T.H., Voříšková, J., Baldrian, P. & Boddy, L. (2013). Top-down control of soil fungal community composition by a globally distributed keystone species. Ecology, 94, 2518–2528.

  • Crowther, T.W. & Bradford, M.A. (2013). Thermal acclimation in widespread heterotrophic soil microbes. Ecology Letters, 16, 469-477.

  • Bradford M.A., & Crowther, T. W. (2013) Carbon use efficiency and storage in terrestrial ecosystems. New Phytologist, 199, 7-9.

  • A’Bear A.D.*, Crowther, T.W., Ashfield, R., Chadwick, D.D.A., Dempsey, J., Meletiou, L., Rees, C.L., Jones, T.H., Boddy, L. (2013). Localised invertebrate grazing moderates the effect of warming on competitive fungal interactions. Fungal Ecology, 6, 137–140.

 

2012

  • Crowther, W., Boddy, L. & Jones, T.H. (2012) Functional and ecological consequences of saprotrophic fungus-grazer interactions. ISME J, 6, 1992–2001.

  • Crowther, T.W., Littleboy, A., Jones, T.H. & Boddy, L. (2012) Interactive effects of warming and invertebrate grazing on the outcomes of competitive fungal interactions. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 81, 419-426.

  • Crowther, T.W., Jones, T.H. & Boddy, L. (2012) Interactions between saprotrophic basidiomycete mycelia and mycophagous soil fauna. Mycology, 3, 77-86. Special issue: The impact of fungi on other organisms.

  • Crowther, T.W. & A’ Bear, A.D. (2012) Impacts of grazing soil fauna on decomposer fungi are species-specific and density-dependent. Fungal Ecology, 5, 277–281.

 

2011

  • Tordoff, G.M., Chamberlain, P.M., Crowther, T.W., Black, H.I.J., Jones, T. H., Stott, A. & Boddy, L. (2011) Invertebrate grazing affects nitrogen partitioning in the saprotrophic fungus Phanerochaete velutina. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 43, 2338-2346.

  • Crowther, W., Jones, T.H., Boddy, L. & Baldrian, P. (2011) Invertebrate grazing determines enzyme production by basidiomycete fungi. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 43, 2060-2068.

  • Crowther, W., Jones, T.H. & Boddy, L. (2011) Species-specific effects of grazing invertebrates on mycelial emergence and growth from woody resources into soil. Fungal Ecology, 5, 333-341.

  • Crowther, W., Boddy, L. & Jones, T.H. (2011) Species-specific effects of soil fauna on fungal foraging and decomposition. Oecologia, 167, 535-545.

  • Crowther W., Boddy, L. & Jones, T.H. (2011) Outcomes of fungal interaction are determined by soil invertebrate grazers. Ecology Letters, 14, 1134-1142. – Featured by news outlets including ScienceDaily, Science Newsline, Bio-Medicine etc.