John William Shipley

Université de Sherbrooke

Département de Biologie
Local: D5-0206
2500, boul. de l'Université,
Sherbrooke (Québec)
Tel: 819 821-8000, poste 62079
Institution page

B. Sc. Bishop's University (1983)
Ph. D. Ecology, University of Ottawa (1987)
Postdoctorate, McGill University

The goal of my research program in ecology is to link the morphological and physiological characteristics of individuals to the structure and dynamics of communities. For this purpose, the emphasis lies on interspecific comparisons. Our work focuses on the determining factors of growth rate, production of grain and competitive interactions of wild species. This includes the study of gaseous exchanges, mineral nutrition, secondary substances and morphology. The purpose is to link these characteristics by statistic modelling.

QCBS students
Antoine Tardif, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2015)

Other (co-)supervisor: Sébastien Roy, Univ. de Sherbrooke
Thesis title: Natural revegetation of mining sites using the approach of functional traits
Chiara Chelo, Ph.D.
(Start: 2017, End: 2021)
Other (co-)supervisor: Sébastien Roy, Université de Sherbrooke
Laurent Daou, Ph.D.
(Start: 2015, End: 2018)

Thesis title: Variations of functional traits in function of plant responses to different soil fertility gradients
(Start: 2016, End: 2018)

Thesis title: Effect of exogenous earthworms on forest understory vegetation
Previous students (since 2009)
Maurice Aulen, Ph.D.
(Start: 2007, End: 2011)
Thesis title: Durée de vie et vitesse de décomposition des racines en lien avec les traits fonctionnels d'espèces herbacées et ligneuses
Michael Belluau, Ph.D.
(Start: 2013, End: 2017)
Thesis title: Traits fonctionnels, tolérances et distributions des espèces herbacées sur un gradient de disponibilité en eau. Une approche prédictive par modèle d'équation structurale.
Cédric Frenette-Dussault, Ph.D.
(Start: 2008, End: 2012)
Thesis title: Community assembly in arid ecosystems: a functional approach
Yuanzhi Li, Ph.D.
(Start: 2013, End: 2017)

Jessy Loranger, Ph.D.
(Start: 2012, End: 2016)

Other (co-)supervisor: Éric Garnier, Université Montpellier 2
Thesis title: Characterisation of grasslands’ plant species abundance and distribution using plant functional traits
Grégory Sonnier, Ph.D.
(Start: 2005, End: 2009)
Thesis title: Relations entre les traits fonctionnels et la composition et l'abondance relative des communautés végétales
Antoine Tardif, Ph.D.
(Start: 2009, End: 2014)

Other (co-)supervisor: Jean-François Soussana, INRA Clermont-Ferrand (France)
Thesis title: Predicting decomposition rates of mixed-species litters using aggregated traits
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Sébastien Auger, M.Sc.
(Start: 2010, End: 2011)
Thesis title: Décomposition des traits fonctionnels des arbres
Mark Jewell, M.Sc.
(Start: 2011, End: 2013)

Thesis title: Effect of tree and microbial diversity on leaf litter decomposition
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Pierre-Philippe Lachapelle, M.Sc.
(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Thesis title: Prévision des courbes photosynthèse-lumière par traits fonctionnels
Jessy Loranger, M.Sc.
(Start: 2010, End: 2012)
Thesis title: Functional ecology of herbivory
BOT 512 - Flore du Québec (Summer / Été)
ECL 611 - Écologie fonctionnelle (Fall / Automne)
ECL 115 - Faune et flore du Québec I (Fall / Automne)

132- Predicting habitat affinities of plant species using commonly measured functional traits
Shipley B., Belluau M., Kühn I., Soudzilovskaia N.A., Bahn M., Penuelas J., Kattge J., Sack L., Cavender-Bares J., Ozinga W.A., Blonder B., van Bodegom P.M., Manning P., Hickler T., Sosinski E., Pillar V.D.P., Onipchenko V.
2017 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2017-07-25)

130- An experimental test of CSR theory using a globally calibrated ordination method
Li Y., Shipley B.
2017 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2017-05-17)

129- Partitioning the effect of composition and diversity of tree communities on leaf litter decomposition and soil respiration
Jewell M.D., Shipley B., Low-Décarie E., Tobner C.M., Paquette A., Messier C., Reich P.B.
2016 Oikos (Date Added: 2017-05-17)

128- Shade tolerance and the functional trait: Demography relationship in temperate and boreal forests
Ameztegui A., Paquette A., Shipley B., Heym M., Messier C., Gravel D.
2016 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2017-02-14)

127- Towards a thesaurus of plant characteristics: an ecological contribution
Garnier, E., Stahl, U., Laporte, M.-A., Kattge, J., Mougenot, I., Kühn, I., Laporte, B., Amiaud, B., Ahrestani, F.S., Bönisch, G., Bunker, D.E., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Díaz, S., Enquist, B.J., Gachet, S., Jaureguiberry, P., Kleyer, M., Lavorel, S., Maicher, L., Pérez-Harguindeguy, N., Poorter, H., Schildhauer, M., Shipley, B., Violle, C., Weiher, E., Wirth, C., Wright, I.J., Klotz, S., Vesk, P.
2016 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2017-01-23)

126- Occupancy and overlap in trait space along a successional gradient in Mediterranean old fields
Loranger, J., Blonder, B., Garnier, E., Shipley, B., Vile, D., Violle, C.
2016 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2016-11-04)

125- A global method for calculating plant CSR ecological strategies applied across biomes world-wide
Pierce, S., Negreiros, D., Cerabolini, B.E.L., Kattge, J., Díaz, S., Kleyer, M., Shipley, B., Wright, S.J., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Onipchenko, V.G., van Bodegom, P.M., Frenette-Dussault, C., Weiher, E., Pinho, B.X., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Grime, J.P., Thompson, K., Hunt, R., Wilson, P.J., Buffa, G., Nyakunga, O.C., Reich, P.B., Caccianiga, M., Mangili, F., Ceriani, R.M., Luzzaro, A., Brusa, G., Siefert, A., Barbosa, N.P.U., Chapin III, F.S., Cornwell, W.K., Fang, J., Fernandez, G.W., Garnier, E., Le Stradic, S., Peñuelas, J., Melo, F.P.L., Slaviero, A., Tabarelli, M., Tampucci, D., Baltzer, J.
2016 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2016-11-04)

124- The global spectrum of plant form and function
Diaz, S., Kattge, J., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Wright, I.J., Lavorel, S., Dray, S., Reu, B., Kleyer, M., Wirth, C., Prentice, I.C., Garnier, E., Bonisch, G., Westoby, M., Poorter, H., Reich, P.B., Moles, A.T., Dickie, J., Gillison, A.N., Zanne, A.E., Chave, J., Wright, S.J., Sheremet'ev, S.N., Jactel, H., Baraloto, C., Cerabolini, B., Pierce, S., Shipley, B., Kirkup, D., Casanoves, F., Joswig, J.S., Gunther, A., Falczuk, V., Ruger, N., Mahecha, M.D., Gorne, L.D.
2016 Nature (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

123- Traits to stay, traits to move: a review of functional traits to assess sensitivity and adaptive capacity of temperate and boreal trees to climate change
Aubin, I., Munson, A.D., Cardou, F., Burton, P.J., Isabel, N., Pedlar, J.H., Paquette, A., Taylor, A.R., Delagrange, S., Kebli, H., Messier, C., Shipley, B., Valladares, F., Kattge, J., Boisvert-Marsh, L., McKenney, D.
2016 Environmental Reviews (Date Added: 2016-06-13)

122- Phosphorus and micronutrient dynamics during gymnosperm and angiosperm litters decomposition in temperate cold forest from Eastern Canada
Pourhassan, N., Bruno, S., Jewell, M.D., Shipley, B., Roy, S., Bellenger, J.-P.
2016 Geoderma (Date Added: 2016-04-19)

121- Recasting the dynamic equilibrium model through a functional lens: the interplay of trait-based community assembly and climate
Loranger, J., Violle, C., Shipley, B., Lavorel, S., Bonis, A., Cruz, P., Louault, F., Loucougaray, G., Mesléard, F., Yavercovski, N., Garnier, É.
2016 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2016-02-29)

120- Reinforcing loose foundation stones in trait-based plant ecology
Shipley, B., De Bello, F., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Laliberte, E., Laughlin, D.C., Reich, P.B.
2016 Oecologia (Date Added: 2016-02-26)

119- A global meta-analysis of the relative extent of intraspecific trait variation in plant communities
Siefert, A., Violle, C., Chalmandrier, L., Albert, C.H., Taudiere, A., Fajardo, A., Aarssen, L.W., Baraloto, C., Carlucci, M.B., Cianciaruso, M.V., de L Dantas, V., de Bello, F., Duarte, L.D.S., Fonseca, C.R., Freschet, G.T., Gaucherand, S., Gross, N., Hikosaka, K., Jackson, B., Jung, V., Kamiyama, C., Katabuchi, M., Kembel, S.W., Kichenin, E., Kraft, N.J.B., Lagerstrom, A., Bagousse-Pinguet, Y.L., Li, Y., Mason, N., Messier, J., Nakashizuka, T., Overton, J.M.C., Peltzer, D.A., Perez-Ramos, I.M., Pillar, V.D., Prentice, H.C., Richardson, S., Sasaki, T., Schamp, B.S., Schob, C., Shipley, B., Sundqvist, M., Sykes, M.T., Vandewalle, M., Wardle, D.A.
2015 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2015-12-07)

118- Simple measures of climate, soil properties and plant traits predict national-scale grassland soil carbon stocks
Manning, P., de Vries, F.T., Tallowin, J.R.B., Smith, R., Mortimer, S.R., Pilgrim, E.S., Harrison, K.A., Wright, D.G., Quirk, H., Benson, J., Shipley, B., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Kattge, J., Bönisch, G., Wirth, C., Bardgett, R.D., Wilsey, B.
2015 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2015-09-21)

117- Testing models for the leaf economics spectrum with leaf and whole-plant traits in Arabidopsis thaliana
Blonder, B., Vasseur, F., Violle, C., Shipley, B., Enquist, B.J., Vile, D.
2015 AoB PLANTS (Date Added: 2015-09-08)

115- Describing, explaining and predicting community assembly: a convincing trait-based case study
Shipley, B.
2015 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2015-07-07)

114- CATS regression - a model-based approach to studying trait-based community assembly
Warton, David I., Shipley, Bill, Hastie, Trevor
2015 Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2015-05-04)

113- Tree communities rapidly alter soil microbial resistance and resilience to drought
Rivest, David, Paquette, Alain, Shipley, Bill, Reich, Peter B., Messier, Christian
2015 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2015-05-04)

112- Explaining ontogenetic shifts in root-shoot scaling with transient dynamics
Lohier, T., Jabot, F., Meziane, D., Shipley, B., Reich, P. B., Deffuant, G.
2014 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2014-10-14)

111- Can the biomass-ratio hypothesis predict mixed-species litter decomposition along a climatic gradient?
Tardif, A., Shipley, B., Bloor, J. M. G., Soussana, J.-F.
2014 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2014-04-11)

110- Measuring and interpreting trait-based selection versus meta-community effects during local community assembly
Shipley, Bill
2014 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2014-01-06)

109- Predicting invertebrate herbivory from plant traits: Polycultures show strong nonadditive effects
Loranger, Jessy, Meyer, Sebastian T., Shipley, Bill, Kattge, Jens, Loranger, Hannah, Roscher, Christiane, Wirth, Christian, Weisser, Wolfgang W.
2013 Ecology (Date Added: 2013-08-01)

108- Linking plant and insect traits to understand multitrophic community structure in arid steppes
Frenette-Dussault, Cédric, Shipley, Bill, Hingrat, Yves
2013 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2013-06-04)

106- Trait-based climate change predictions of plant community structure in arid steppes
Frenette-Dussault, C., Shipley, B., Meziane, D., Hingrat, Y.
2013 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2013-03-04)

105- Using the biomass-ratio and idiosyncratic hypotheses to predict mixed-species litter decomposition
Tardif, A., Shipley, B.
2013 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2013-01-10)

104- Predicting invertebrate herbivory from plant traits: Evidence from 51 grassland species in experimental monocultures
Loranger, J., Meyer, S.T., Shipley, B., Kattge, J., Loranger, H., Roscher, C., Weisser, W.W.
2012 Ecology (Date Added: 2013-01-10)

103- Abiotic drivers and plant traits explain landscape-scale patterns in soil microbial communities
de Vries, Franciska T., Manning, Pete, Tallowin, Jerry R. B., Mortimer, Simon R., Pilgrim, Emma S., Harrison, Kathryn A., Hobbs, Phil J., Quirk, Helen, Shipley, Bill, Cornelissen, Johannes H. C., Kattge, Jens, Bardgett, Richard D.
2012 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2012-10-12)

102- Prediction of in situ root decomposition rates in an interspecific context from chemical and morphological traits
Aulen, Maurice, Shipley, Bill, Bradley, Robert
2012 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2012-09-19)

101- Functional structure of an arid steppe plant community reveals similarities with Grime's C-S-R theory
Frenette-Dussault, Cédric, Shipley, Bill, Léger, Jean-François, Meziane, Driss, Hingrat, Yves
2012 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2012-09-19)

100- Quantifying trait selection driving community assembly: a test in herbaceous plant communities under contrasted land use regimes
Sonnier, Grégory, Navas, Marie-Laure, Fayolle, Adeline, Shipley, Bill
2012 Oikos (Date Added: 2012-09-19)

99- Inter-specific and intra-specific trait variation along short environmental gradients in an old-growth temperate forest
Auger, Sébastien, Shipley, Bill
2012 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2012-09-14)

98- Non-destructive estimation of root mass using electrical capacitance on ten herbaceous species
Aulen, Maurice, Shipley, Bill
2012 Plant and Soil (Date Added: 2012-06-08)

97- Quantifying the importance of local niche-based and stochastic processes to tropical tree community assembly
Shipley, Bill, Paine, C. E. Timothy, Baraloto, Christopher
2012 Ecology (Date Added: 2012-06-04)

95- Which plant traits determine abundance under long-term shifts in soil resource availability and grazing intensity?
Laliberté, Etienne, Shipley, Bill, Norton, David A., Scott, David
2012 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2012-04-27)

94- Disturbance and resource availability act differently on the same suite of plant traits: revisiting assembly hypotheses
Douma, J. C., Shipley, B, Witte, J.-P. M., Aerts, R, van Bodegom, P. M.
2011 Ecology (Date Added: 2012-09-19)

93- Is leaf dry matter content a better predictor of soil fertility than specific leaf area?
Hodgson, J. G., Montserrat-Martí, G., Charles, M., Jones, G., Wilson, P., Shipley, B., Sharafi, M., Cerabolini, B. E. L., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Band, S. R., Bogard, A., Castro-Díez, P., Guerrero-Campo, J., Palmer, C., Pérez-Rontomé, M. C., Carter, G., Hynd, A., Romo-Díez, A., de Torres Espuny, L., Royo Pla, F.
2011 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2012-09-19)

92- TRY - a global database of plant traits
Kattge, J., Díaz, S., Lavorel, S., Prentice, I. C., Leadley, P., BöNisch, G., Garnier, E., Westoby, M., Reich, P. B., Wright, I. J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Violle, C., Harrison, S. P., Van BODEGOM, P. M., Reichstein, M., Enquist, B. J., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., Ackerly, D. D., Anand, M., Atkin, O., Bahn, M., Baker, T. R., Baldocchi, D., Bekker, R., Blanco, C. C., Blonder, B., Bond, W. J., Bradstock, R., Bunker, D. E., Casanoves, F., Cavender-Bares, J., Chambers, J. Q., Chapin Iii, F. S., Chave, J., Coomes, D., Cornwell, W. K., Craine, J. M., Dobrin, B. H., Duarte, L., Durka, W., Elser, J., Esser, G., Estiarte, M., Fagan, W. F., Fang, J., FernáNdez-MéNdez, F., Fidelis, A., Finegan, B., Flores, O., Ford, H., Frank, D., Freschet, G. T., Fyllas, N. M., Gallagher, R. V., Green, W. A., Gutierrez, A. G., Hickler, T., Higgins, S. I., Hodgson, J. G., Jalili, A., Jansen, S., Joly, C. A., Kerkhoff, A. J., Kirkup, D., Kitajima, K., Kleyer, M., Klotz, S., Knops, J. M. H., Kramer, K., KüHn, I., Kurokawa, H., Laughlin, D., Lee, T. D., Leishman, M., Lens, F., Lenz, T., Lewis, S. L., Lloyd, J., Llusià, J., Louault, F., Ma, S., Mahecha, M. D., Manning, P., Massad, T., Medlyn, B. E., Messier, J., Moles, A. T., MüLler, S. C., Nadrowski, K., Naeem, S., Niinemets, ü., NöLlert, S., NüSke, A., Ogaya, R., Oleksyn, J., Onipchenko, V. G., Onoda, Y., OrdoñEz, J., Overbeck, G., Ozinga, W. A., PatiñO, S., Paula, S., Pausas, J. G., PeñUelas, J., Phillips, O. L., Pillar, V., Poorter, H., Poorter, L., Poschlod, P., Prinzing, A., Proulx, R., Rammig, A., Reinsch, S., Reu, B., Sack, L., Salgado-Negret, B., Sardans, J., Shiodera, S., Shipley, B., Siefert, A., Sosinski, E., Soussana, J.-F., Swaine, E., Swenson, N., Thompson, K., Thornton, P., Waldram, M., Weiher, E., White, M., White, S., Wright, S. J., Yguel, B., Zaehle, S., Zanne, A. E., Wirth, C.
2011 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2011-09-15)

91- Secondary sexual characters signal fighting ability and determine social rank in Alpine ibex (Capra ibex)
Bergeron, P., Grignolio, S., Apollonio, M., Shipley, B., Festa-Bianchet, M.
2010 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2015-09-25)

90- A strong test of a maximum entropy model of trait-based community assembly
Shipley, Bill, Laughlin, Daniel C., Sonnier, Grégory, Otfinowski, Rafael
2010 Ecology (Date Added: 2012-09-19)

89-From plant traits to vegetation structure: chance and selection in the assembly of ecological communities
Shipley, B.
2010 ( Date Added: 2011-09-15)

88- Plant traits, species pools and the prediction of relative abundance in plant communities: A maximum entropy approach
Sonnier, G., Shipley, B., Navas, M.-L.
2010 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

87- Inferential permutation tests for maximum entropy models in ecology
Shipley, B.
2010 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

86- The leaf economics spectrum and the prediction of photosynthetic light-response curves
Marino, G., Aqil, M., Shipley, B.
2010 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

84- Community assembly, natural selection and maximum entropy models
Shipley, B.
2010 Oikos (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

83- Quantifying relationships between traits and explicitly measured gradients of stress and disturbance in early successional plant communities
Sonnier, G., Shipley, B., Navas, M.-L.
2010 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

81- Interspecific correlates of plasticity in relative growth rate following a decrease in nitrogen availability
Useche, A., Shipley, B.
2010 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

79- Entropy Maximization and Species Abundance
Yuen, David A., Dzwinel, Witold, Ben-Zion, Yehuda, Kadlec, Ben, Todorovska, Maria I., Zollo, Aldo, Iannaccone, Giovanni, Convertito, Vincenzo, Elia, Luca, Iervolino, Iunio, Lancieri, Maria, Lomax, Anthony, Martino, Claudio, Satriano, Claudio, Weber, Emanuel, Gasparini, Paolo, Trifunac, Mihailo D., Holliday, James R., Rundle, John B., Turcotte, Donald L., Lomax, Anthony, Michelini, Alberto, Curtis, Andrew, Bormann, Peter, Saul, Joachim, Lee, William H. K., Wu, Yih-Min, Abe, Sumiyoshi, Suzuki, Norikazu, Iio, Yoshihisa, Vere-Jones, David, Madariaga, Raul, Prejean, Stephanie G., Hill, David P., Uyeda, Seiya, Kamogawa, Masashi, Nagao, Toshiyasu, Teisseyre, Roman, Hirshorn, Barry, Weinstein, Stuart, Takei, Yasuko, Maurer, Brian A., Bascompte, Jordi, Bodin, Örjan, Piger, Jeremy, Escanciano, Juan-Carlos, Escribano, Alvaro, Wooldridge, Jeffrey M., Roehner, Bertrand M., Yakovenko, Victor M., Duxbury, Phillip M., Nolfi, Stefano, Tsallis, Constantino, King, Jonathan L. F., Shipley, Bill, Quas, Anthony, Junco, Andrés del, Nicol, Matthew, Petersen, Karl, Pivato, Marcus, Schmeling, Jörg, Kleinbock, Dmitry, Ward, Tom, Kra, Bryna, Danilenko, Alexandre I., Silva, Cesar E., Frantzikinakis, Nikos, McCutcheon, Randall, Ni?ic?, Viorel, Goudie, Douglas, Schadschneider, Andreas, Klingsch, Wolfram, Klüpfel, Hubert, Kretz, Tobias, Rogsch, Christian, Seyfried, Armin, Sandholm, William H., Heylighen, Francis, Chielens, Klaas, Harding, Simon, Miller, Julian F., Cenek, Martin, Mitchell, Melanie, Angelov, Plamen, Derks, Gianne, Chaisson, Eric J., Brandenburg, Axel, Keilis-Borok, Vladimir, Soloviev, Alexandre, Lichtman, Allan, Nicodemi, Mario
2009 Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science (Date Added: 2011-09-15)

78- Relationship between post-fire regeneration and leaf economics spectrum in Mediterranean woody species
Saura-Mas, S., Shipley, B., Lloret, F.
2009 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

76- Confirmatory path analysis in a generalized multilevel context
Shipley, B.
2009 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

74- Thermoregulation and habitat selection in wood turtles Glyptemys insculpta: Chasing the sun slowly
Dubois, Y., Blouin-Demers, G., Shipley, B., Thomas, D.
2009 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

73- A correction note on a new inferential test for path models based on directed acyclic graphs
Kang, C., Shipley, B.
2009 Structural Equation Modeling (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

71- Forest floor bacterial community composition and catabolic profiles in relation to landscape features in Québec's southern boreal forest
Lamarche, J., Bradley, R.L., Hooper, E., Shipley, B., Simao Beaunoir, A.-M., Beaulieu, C.
2007 Microbial Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

70- "Diminishing returns" in the scaling of functional leaf traits across and within species groups
Niklas, K.J., Cobb, E.D., Niinemets, Ü., Reich, P.B., Sellin, A., Shipley, B., Wright, I.J.
2007 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

69- Comparative plant ecology as a tool for integrating across scales
Shipley, B.
2007 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

68- Common paths link food abundance and ectoparasite loads to physiological performance and recruitment in nestling blue tits
Thomas, D.W., Shipley, B., Blondel, J., Perret, P., Simon, A., Lambrechts, M.M.
2007 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

67- Fundamental trade-offs generating the worldwide leaf economics spectrum
Shipley, B., Lechowicz, M.J., Wright, I., Reich, P.B.
2006 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

66- Effect of chitosan and a biocontrol streptomycete on field and potato tuber bacterial communities
Prévost, K., Couture, G., Shipley, B., Brzezinski, R., Beaulieu, C.
2006 BioControl (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

65- Ecosystem productivity can be predicted from potential relative growth rate and species abundance
Vile, D., Shipley, B., Garnier, E.
2006 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

64- Refining numerical approaches for analyzing soil microbial community catabolic profiles based on carbon source utilization patterns
Bradley, R.L., Shipley, B., Beaulieu, C.
2006 Soil Biology and Biochemistry (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

62- From plant traits to plant communities: A statistical mechanistic approach to biodiversity
Shipley, B., Vile, D., Garnier, É.
2006 Science (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

61- Co-variations in litter decomposition, leaf traits and plant growth in species from a Mediterranean old-field succession
Kazakou, E., Vile, D., Shipley, B., Gallet, C., Garnier, E.
2006 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

60- A structural equation model to integrate changes in functional strategies during old-field succession
Vile, D., Shipley, B., Garnier, E.
2006 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

59- Mineral nitrogen and microbial dynamics in the forest floor of clearcut or partially harvested successional boreal forest stands
Lapointe, B., Bradley, R.L., Shipley, B.
2005 Plant and Soil (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

58- Soil factors controlling mineral N uptake by Picea engelmannii seedlings: The importance of gross NH4+ production rates
Grenon, F., Bradley, R.L., Jones, M.D., Shipley, B., Peat, H.
2005 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

57- Functional linkages between leaf traits and net photosynthetic rate: Reconciling empirical and mechanistic models
Shipley, B., Vile, D., Garnier, E., Wright, I.J., Poorter, H.
2005 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

56- Specific leaf area and dry matter content estimate thickness in laminar leaves
Vile, D., Garnier, É., Shipley, B., Laurent, G., Navas, M.-L., Roumet, C., Lavorel, S., Díaz, S., Hodgson, J.G., Lloret, F., Midgley, G.F., Poorter, H., Rutherford, M.C., Wilson, P.J., Wright, I.J.
2005 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

55- Path models for the abscission of reproductive structures in three contrasting cultivars of faba bean (Vicia faba)
Chbouki, S., Shipley, B., Bamouh, A.
2005 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

54- Growth and chemical defense in relation to resource availability: tradeoffs or common responses to environmental stress?
Almeida-Cortez, J. S., Shipley, B., Arnason, J. T.
2004 Brazilian Journal of Biology (Date Added: 2011-09-15)

53- The ecolabel and sustainable development
Lavallée, S., Plouffe, S.
2004 International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

52- Analysing the allometry of multiple interacting traits
Shipley, B.
2004 Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

51- From biological hypotheses to structural equation models: the imperfection of causal translation
Shipley, Bill
2003 Structural Equation Modeling (Date Added: 2011-09-16)

50- Effects of nutrient availability on the production of pentaynene, a secondary compound related to defense, in Rudbeckia hirta
Almeida-Cortez, J., Shipley, B., Arnason, J.T.
2003 Plant Species Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

49- Another one bites the dust: Does incisor-arcade size affect mass gain and survival in grazing ungulates?
Von Hardenberg, A., Shipley, B., Festa-Bianchet, M.
2003 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

47- Testing recursive path models with correlated errors using d-separation
Shipley, B.
2003 Structural Equation Modeling (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

46- Chain graph models and their causal interpretations ? Discussion on the paper by Lauritzen and Richardson
Dawid, AP, Cox, DR, Kreiner, S, Green, P, Shipley, B, Kent, JT, Smith, JQ
2002 Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series G – Statistical Methodology 64 Part 3 (Date Added: 2011-12-15)

45- No significant relationship exists between seedling relative growth rate under nutrient limitation and potential tissue toxicity
Almeida-Cortez, J. S., Shipley, W.
2002 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-09-15)

44-Cause and correlation in biology : a user's guide to path analysis, structural equations, and causal inference
Shipley, Bill
2002 ( Date Added: 2011-09-15)

42- Start and stop rules for exploratory path analysis
Shipley, B.
2002 Structural Equation Modeling (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

41- The balanced-growth hypothesis and the allometry of leaf and root biomass allocation
Shipley, B., Meziane, D.
2002 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

40- Dry matter content as a measure of dry matter concentration in plants and their parts
Shipley, B., Vu, T.-T.
2002 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

39- A modern tool for classical plant growth analysis
Hunt, R., Causton, D.R., Shipley, B., Askew, A.P.
2002 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

37- A standardized protocol for the determination of specific leaf area and leaf dry matter content
Garnier, E., Shipley, B., Roumet, C., Laurent, G.
2001 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

34- Plasticity in relative growth rate and its components following a change in irradiance
Shipley, B.
2000 Plant, Cell and Environment (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

33- A new inferential test for path models based on directed acyclic graphs
Shipley, B.
2000 Structural Equation Modeling (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

31- Leaf structure and specific leaf mass: The alpine desert plants of the Eastern Pamirs, Tadjikistan
Pyankov, V.I., Kondratchuk, A.V., Shipley, B.
1999 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

28- Do plant species with high relative growth rates have poorer chemical defences?
Almeida-Cortez, J.S., Shipley, B., Arnason, J.T.
1999 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

27- Interacting determinants of specific leaf area in 22 herbaceous species: Effects of irradiance and nutrient availability
Meziane, D., Shipley, B.
1999 Plant, Cell and Environment (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

26- Experimental evidence that interspecific competitive asymmetry increases with soil productivity
Keddy, P., Twolan-Strutt, L., Shipley, B.
1997 Oikos (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

25- Exploratory path analysis with applications in ecology and evolution
Shipley, B.
1997 American Naturalist (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

24- Regression smoothers for estimating parameters of growth analyses
Shipley, B., Hunt, R.
1996 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

23- Joint effects of maternal and offspring sizes on clutch mass and fecundity in plants and animals
Visman, V., Pesant, S., Dion, J., Shipley, B., Peters, R.H.
1996 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

22- The effects of aluminum on Picea rubens: Factorial experiments using sand culture
McCanny, S.J., Hendershot, W.H., Lechowicz, M.J., Shipley, B.
1995 Canadian Journal of Forest Research (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

20- Plant competition in relation to neighbor biomass: An intercontinental study with Poa pratensis
Reader, R.J., Wilson, S.D., Belcher, J.W., Wisheu, I., Keddy, P.A., Tilman, D., Morris, E.C., Grace, J.B., McGraw, J.B., Olff, H., Turkington, R., Klein, E., Leung, Y., Shipley, B., van Hulst, R., Johansson, M.E., Nilsson, C., Gurevitch, J., Grigulis, K.
1994 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

19- Evaluating the evidence for competitive hierarchies in plant communities
Shipley, B., Keddy, P.A.
1994 Oikos (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

18- A null model for competitive hierarchies in competition matrices
Shipley, B.
1993 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

17- The allometry of seed production in herbaceous angiosperms
Shipley, B., Dion, J.
1992 American Naturalist (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

16- Interacting effects of nutrients, pH - Al and elevated CO2 on the growth of red spruce (Picea rubens sarg.) seedlings
Shipley, B., Lechowicz, M., Dumont, S., Hendershot, W.H.
1992 Water, Air, and Soil Pollution (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

15- The seduction by mechanism: a reply to Tilman
Shipley, B., Peters, R.H.
1991 The American Naturalist (Date Added: 2011-09-15)

14- Mechanisms producing plant zonation along a water depth gradient: a comparison with the exposure gradient
Shipley, B., Keddy, P.A., Lefkovitch, L.P.
1991 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

13- A model of species density in shoreline vegetation
Shipley, B., Keddy, P.A., Gaudet, C., Moore, D.R.J.
1991 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

11- A test of the Tilman model of plant strategies: relative growth rate and biomass partitioning
Shipley, B., Peters, R.H.
1990 American Naturalist (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

10- The allometry of seed weight and seedling relative growth rate
Shipley, B., Peters, R.H.
1990 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

9- Fertility and the food quality of wetland plants: a test of the resource availability hypothesis
McCanny, S.J., Keddy, P.A., Arnason, T.J., Gaudet, C.L., Moore, D.R.J., Shipley, B.
1990 Oikos (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

7- Regeneration and establishment strategies of emergent macrophytes
Shipley, B., Keddy, P.A., Moore, D.R.J., Lemky, K.
1989 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

6- Competitive hierarchies in herbaceous plant communities
Keddy, P.A., Shipley, B.
1989 Oikos (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

4- Why is Rhinanthus minor (Scrophulariaceae) such a good invader?
Hulst, Robert Van, Shipley, Bill, Thériault, Andrée
1987 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-09-15)

3- The relationship between dynamic game theory and the lotka-volterra competition equations
Shipley, B.
1987 Journal of Theoretical Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

2- The individualistic and community-unit concepts as falsifiable hypotheses
Shipley, B., Keddy, P.A.
1987 Vegetatio (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

1- The systematic position of the genus Rhinanthus (Scrophulariaceae) in North America
Hulst, Robert van, Thériault, Andrée, Shipley, Bill
1986 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-09-15)

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