Mark A. Davis

Professor of Biology

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PUBLICATIONS (Peer-Reviewed)

Davis, M.A. 2009. Invasion Biology. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK.  PDF (book jacket)


Davis, M. A. 2013. Invasive Plants and Animal Species: Threats to Ecosystem Services.  In, RA Pielke, ed. Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources. Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, 51–59. PDF

Davis, M. A. 2013. Invasive Species.  In, N MacLeod, ed. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction, 1st Edition. Gale, 779-787. PDF

Davis, M A. 2011. Researching invasive species 50 years after Elton: A cautionary tale.  Pp. 269-276, in DM Richardson, eds. Fifty years of invasion ecology.  Wiley-Blackwell. Oxford. PDF

        Davis, M. A. 2011.  Invasion Biology.  Pp. 364-369, in D. Simberloff and M Rejmanek, eds. Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions. University of California Press.   PDF

Davis, M. A. 2006. Invasion biology 1958-2005: The pursuit of science and conservation.  Chapter 2 in M. W. Cadotte, S. M. McMahon, T. Fukami, eds.  Conceptual ecology and invasions biology: reciprocal approaches to nature.  Springer, London. PDF

Davis MA and Miller A. 2018.  Savanna restoration using fire benefits birds using dead trees, up to a point. American Midland Naturalist 179:94-104. PDF

Davis MA and Chew JK. 2017.  "The denialists are coming!" Well, not exactly: A response to Russell and Blackburn. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32:229-230. PDF

Davis MA, Anderson MD, Bock-Brownstein L, Staudenmaier A, Suliteanu M, Wareham A, and Dosch JJ.  2015.  Little evidence of native and non-native species influencing one another's abundance and distribution in the herb layer of an oak woodland.  Journal of Vegetation Science 26:105-112.  PDF

Davis MA, MacMillen C, LeFevre-Lefy M, Dallavalle C, Kriegel N, Tyndel S, Martinez Y, Anderson MD, and Dosch JJ.  2014. Population and plant community dynamics involving garlic
mustard (Alliaria petiolata) in a Minnesota Oak Woodland: a four year study. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 141: 205–216.  PDF

Davis MA, Colehour A, Daney J, Foster E, MacMillen C, Merrill E, O'Neil J, Pearson M, Whitney M, Anderson MD, and Dosch JJ. 2012.  The population dynamics and ecological effects of garlic mustard, Alliaria petiolata, in a Minnesota oak woodland. American Midland Naturalist 168: 364-374.  PDF

Davis MA (and 18 coauthors). 2011. Don’t judge species on their origins. Nature 474: 153-154. PDF

Davis MA. 2011. Do native birds care whether their berries are native or exotic? No. Bioscience 61: 501-502. PDF

Schlaepfer MA, Pascal M, and Davis, MA. 2011.  How might science misdirect policy? Insights into the threats and consequences of invasive species. Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (Journal fuĻ r Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit) 6 (Suppl 1):S27–S31.  PDF

Thompson K and Davis M. 2011. Why research on traits of invasive plants tells us very little.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26: 155-156. PDF

Au, L., Anderson, D. E., and Davis, M. A. 2008. Patterns in bird community structure related to restoration Minnesota dry oak savannas and across a prairie to oak woodland ecological gradient. Natural Areas Journal 28:330–341.  PDF
Davis, M. A., Reich, P.B., Knoll, J., Dooley, L., Hundtoft, M., and Attleson, I. 2007. Elevated Atmospheric CO2:  A Nurse Plant Substitute for Oak Seedlings Establishing in Old Fields.  Global Change Biology 13: 2308-2316.  PDF

Davis, M. A., Thompson, K., and Grime, J. P.  2005. Invasibility: the local mechanism driving community assembly and species diversity.  Ecography 28: 696-704.  PDF

Davis, M. A., Bier, L., Bushelle, E., Diegel, C., Johnson, A., and Kujala, B. 2005. Non-indigenous grasses impede woody succession.  Plant Ecology 178:249-264.  PDF

Davis, M. A., Curran, C., Tietmeyer, A., and  Miller, A.2005. Dynamic tree aggregation patterns in a species-poor temperate woodland disturbed by fire. Journal of Vegetation Science 16: 167-174.  PDF

Davis, M. A. et al. (15 coauthors) 2005. Vegetation change: a reunifying concept in plant ecology.  Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 7:69-76PDF

Davis, M. A. and L. B. Slobodkin. 2004.  Restoration ecology: the challenge of social values and expectations.  Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2:44-45 (part of a forum, pp. 43-48).  PDF

Davis, M. A. and L. B. Slobodkin. 2004.  The science and values of restoration ecology.  Restoration Ecology 12: 1-3.  PDF

Davis, M. A. 2003.  Biotic globalization: does competition from introduced species threaten biodiversity?  Bioscience 53:481-489.  PDF

Davis, M. A., K. Thompson. 2002.  "Newcomers" invade the field of invasion ecology: question the field's future.  Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 83:196-197.  PDF

Davis, M. A. and M. Pelsor. 2001.  Experimental support for a resource-based mechanistic model of invasiblity. Ecology Letters 4:421-428.  PDF

Davis, M. A., K. Thompson, and J. P. Grime. 2001 Charles S. Elton and the dissociation of invasion ecology from the rest of ecology. Diversity and Distributions 7:97-102.  PDF

Davis, M. A., K. Thompson. 2001.  Invasion Terminology: Should ecologists define their terms differently than others? No, not if we want to be of any help! Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 82:206.  PDF

Davis, M. A., D. Tilman, S. E. Hobbie, C. L. Lehman, P. B. Reich, J.M. H. Knops, S. Naeem, M. E. Ritchie, and D. A. Wedin. 2001. Public access and use of electronically archived data: ethical considerations. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 82:90-91.  PDF

Davis, M. A., J. P. Grime, and K. Thompson. 2000. Fluctuating resources in plant communities: a general theory of invasibility. Journal of Ecology 88:528-536.  PDF

Davis, M. A. and K. Thompson. 2000. Eight ways to be a colonizer; two ways to be an invader. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 81:226-230.  PDF

Davis, M. A., D. W. Peterson, P. B. Reich, M. Crozier, T. Query, E.Mitchell, and J. Huntington. 2000. Thirty two years of savanna restoration using fire: impact on the breeding bird community. Restoration Ecology 8:30-40.  PDF

Davis, M. A., K. J. Wrage, P. B. Reich, M. G. Tjoelker, T. Schaeffer,C. Muermann. 1999. Survival, growth, and photosynthesis of tree seedlings competing with herbaceous vegetation along a multiple resource gradient. Plant Ecology 145:341-350.  PDF

Davis, M. A., K. J. Wrage & P. B. Reich. 1998. Competition between tree seedlings and herbaceous vegetation: support for a theory of resource supply and demand. Journal of Ecology 86: 652-661.  PDF

Davis, M. A., A. Duke, T. Ibsen, H. Tran, R. Rhodes. 1997. Spatial Distribution of Penstemon grandiflorus(Nutt.) and Geomys bursarius in a fragmented oak woodland in Minnesota, USA. Natural Areas Journal 17:136-143.  PDF

Faber-Langendoen, D. and M. A. Davis. 1995. Fire frequency and its effect on woody plant cover at Allison Savanna, East-Central Minnesota. NaturalAreas Journal 15:319-328.  PDF

Davis, M. A., B. Ritchie, N. Graff, & K. Gregg. 1995. An experimental study of the effects of shade, conspecific crowding, pocket gophers and surrounding vegetation on survivorship, growth and reproduction in Penstemongrandiflorus. American Midland Naturalist 134:237-243.  PDF

Davis, M. A. 1992. The effects of pocket gophers on survival, growth, and reproduction in large beardtongue. Proceedings of the Twelfth NorthAmerican Prairie Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.  PDF

Davis, M. A., J. Villinski, K. Banks, J. Buckman-Fifield, J. Dicus,and S. Hofmann. 1991. Combined effects of fire, mound building by pocket gophers, root loss and plant size on growth and reproduction in Penstemongrandiflorus. American Midland Naturalist 125:150-161.  PDF

Davis, M. A., J. Villinski, S. McAndrew, H. Scholtz, and E. Young. 1991. Survivorship of Penstemon grandiflorus in an oak woodland: combined effects of fire and pocket gophers. Oecologia 86:113-118.  PDF

Davis, M. A. and G. W. Johnson. 1991. A simple and inexpensive methodof taking low altitude photographs of vegetation using a tethered balloon. Prairie Naturalist 23:153-164.  PDF

Davis, M. A., K. Lemon, and A. Dybvig. 1987. The effect of burning and insect herbivory on seed production of two prairie forbs. Prairie Naturalist 12:93-100. PDF

Davis, M. A. 1987. The role of flower visitors in the explosive pollination of Thalia geniculata (Marantaceae), a Costa Rican marsh plant. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 114:34-38.  PDF

Davis, M. A. 1986. Geographic patterns in the flight ability of a monophagous beetle. Oecologia 69:407-412.  PDF

Davis, M. A. 1984. The flight and migration ecology of the red milkweed beetle (Tetraopes tetraophthalmus). Ecology 64:230-234.  PDF

Davis, M. A. 1981. The flight capacities of dispersing milkweed beetles, Tetraopes tetraophthalmus. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 74:385-386.  PDF

Davis, M. A. 1981. The effect of pollinators, predators, and energyconstraints on the floral ecology and evolution of Trillium erectum.Oecologia48:400-406.  PDF

Davis, M. A. 1980. Variation in flight duration among individual Tetraopes beetles: Impliations for studies of insect flight. Journal of Insect Physiology 26:403-406.  PDF

Davis, M. A. 1980. Why are most insects short fliers? Evolutionary Theory 5:103-111.  PDF

Davis, M. A. 1980. Seasonal variation in the vagility of populations of the Red Milkweed Beetle, Tetraopes tetraophthalmus. Environmental Entomology 9:432-435.  PDF

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