A * indicates an undergraduate co-author and an † indicates a postdoctoral co-author from my laboratory. 

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In review

Record, S. K. Dahlin, P.L. Zarnetske, Q. Read, S.L. Malone, K. Gaddis, J.M. Grady, J. Costanza, M. Hobi, A. Latimer, S. Pau, A.M. Wilson, A. Finley, S. Ollinger. In revision. Remote sensing of geodiversity and biodiversity. Chapter in: Remote Sensing of Biodiversity: Using spectral signals of to understand the biology and biodiversity of plants, communities, ecosystems and the tree of life.  Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry Series. Editors: Jeannine Cavender-Bares, John Gamon, Phil Townsend.

Record, S., A. Strecker, M. Tuanmu, L. Beaudrot, P.L. Zarnetske, and J. Belmaker. In revision. Does scale matter? Incorporating biological realism when predicting changes in species distributions. PLOS One.

Babst F., P. Bodesheim, N. Charney, A. Friend, M. Girardin, S. Klesse, D. Moore, K. Seftigen, J. Björklund, O. Bouriaud, A. Dawson, R. DeRose, M. Dietze, A. Eckes,
B. Enquist, D.C. Frank, M.D. Mahecha, B. Poulter, S. Record, V. Trouet, R. Turton, Z. Zhang, M.E.K. Evans. When tree rings go global: challenges and opportunities for retro- and prospective insight. Quaternary Science Reviews.

Accepted/In press

Read, Q.D., J.M. Grady, P.L. Zarnetske, S. Record, B. Baiser, J. Belmaker, M.-N. Tuanmu, A. Strecker, and L. Beaudrot. 2018. A thermal gradient of trait similarity across North America. Ecography. doi: 10.1111/ecog.03641.

Record, S., T.D. McCabe*, B. Baiser, and A.M. Ellison. 2018. Are foundation tree species effects different from those of dominant species? A case study with North American ant assemblages. Ecosphere – In press.


Read, Q.D., B. Baiser, J.M. Grady, P.L. Zarnetske, S. Record, and J. Belmaker. 2018. Tropical bird species have narrower body-size niches. Biology Letters 14:20170453.

Zarnetske, P.L., B. Baiser, A. Strecker, S. Record, J. Belmaker, and M.N. Tuanmu. 2017. The interplay between landscape structure and biotic interactions. Current Landscape Ecology Reports 2(1):12-29.

Goring, S.J., D.J. Mladenoff, C.V. Cogbill, S. Record, C.J. Paciorek, S.T. Jackson, M.C. Dietze, A. Dawson, J. Hatala Matthes, J.S. McLachlan and J.W. Williams. 2016. Novel and lost forests in the Upper Midwestern United States, from new estimates of settlement-era composition, stem density, and biomass. PLoS One 11(12):e0151935.

Record, S., R.K. Kobe, C.F. Vriesendorp and A.O Finley. 2016. Seedling survival responses to conspecific density, soil nutrients, and irradiance vary with age in a tropical forest. Ecology 97:2406-2415.

Record, S. and N.D. Charney. 2016. Modeling species ranges. Chance 29(2):31-37.

Record, S., P.F.B. Ferguson, E. Benveniste, R.A. Graves, V.W. Pfeiffer, M. Romolini, C.E. Yorke, and B. Beardmore. 2016. Graduate students navigating social-ecological research: Insights from the Long-Term Ecological Research Network. Ecology and Society, 21(1):7.

Charney, N.D., F. Babst, B. Poulter, S. Record, V.M. Trouet, D. Frank, B.J. Enquist, and M.E.K. Evans. 2016. Observed forest sensitivity to climate change implies large changes in 21st century North American forest growth. Ecology Letters 19(9):1119-1128.

Charney, N.D. and S. Record. 2016. Combining incidence and demographic modeling approaches to evaluate metapopulation parameters for an endangered riparian plant. AoB Plants 8:plw044.

Evans, M.E.K., C. Merow, S. Record, S. McMahon, and B.J. Enquist. 2016. Towards process based range modeling of many species. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31(11):860-871.

Belmaker, J., P. Zarnetske, M.N. Tuanmu, S. Zonneveld, S. Record, A Strecker, and L. Beaudrot. 2015. Empirical evidence for the scale dependence of biotic interactions. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24(7):750-761.

Smith, D.R., C.S. Eiseman, N.D. Charney, and S. Record. 2015. A new Nearctic Scolioneura (Hymenoptera Tenthredinidae) mining leaves of Vaccinium (Ericaceae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 43:1-8.

Visser, M.D., S.M. McMahon, P. Dixon, C. Merow, S. Record, and E. Jongejans. 2015. Speeding up ecological and evolutionary computations in R. PLoS Computational Biology, 11(3):e1004140.

Lee, S.Y., J.H. Primavera, F. Dahdouh-Guebas, K. McKee, J.O. Bosire, S. Cannicci, K. Diele, F. Fromard, N. Koedam, C. Marchand, I. Mendelssohn, N. Mukherjee, and S. Record. 2014. Redefining the ecological roles and services of tropical mangrove ecosystems. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23(7):726-743.

Merow, C., J.P. Dahlgren, C.J.E. Metcalf, D. Childs, M.E.K. Evans, E. Jongejans, S. Record, M. Rees, R. Salguero-Gomez, and S.M. McMahon. 2014. Advancing population ecology with Integral Projection Models: a practical guide. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5:99-110.

Charney, N.D. and S. Record. 2013. Performing a population viability analysis from data students collect on a local plant. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, 9(2).

Romolini, M., S. Record, R. Garvoille, R.S. Geiger, and Y. Marusenko. 2013. The next generation of scientists: Examining the experiences of graduate students in network-level science. Ecology and Society, 18(3):42.

Labich, W.G., E. Hamin, and S. Record. 2013. Regional conservation partnerships in New England. Journal of Forestry, 111(5):326-334.

Record, S., N.D. Charney, R.M. Zakaria, and A.M. Ellison. 2013. Projecting global mangrove species and community distributions.  Ecosphere, 4(3):34.

Record, S., M.C. Fitzpatrick, A.O. Finley, S.D. Veloz, and A.M. Ellison. 2013. Should species distribution models account for spatial autocorrelation? A test across eight millennia of climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22:760-771.

Baiser, B., J. Olden, S. Record, J. Lockwood, and M. McKinney. 2012. Pattern and process of biotic homogenization in the New Pangaea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:4772-4777.

Record, S. 2011. Plant species associated with a regionally rare hemiparasitic plant, Pedicularis lanceolata (Orobanchaceae), throughout its geographic range. Rhodora 113:125-159.

Sackett, T.E, S. Record, S. Bewick, B. Baiser, N.J. Sanders, and A.M. Ellison. 2011. Response of macroarthropod communities to the loss of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), a foundational species. Ecosphere 2:1-16.

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