John William Shipley

Université de Sherbrooke

Département de Biologie
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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

Xavier Lamontagne

(Start: 2019, End: 2021)
A critical test of the interspecific generality of a method for the quantification of soil "fertility"

Previous students (since 2009)

Maurice Aulen

(Start: 2007, End: 2011)
Durée de vie et vitesse de décomposition des racines en lien avec les traits fonctionnels d'espèces herbacées et ligneuses

Laurent Daou

(Start: 2015, End: 2018)
Variations of functional traits in function of plant responses to different soil fertility gradients

Cédric Frenette-Dussault

(Start: 2008, End: 2012)
Community assembly in arid ecosystems: a functional approach

Claire-Cécile Juhasz

Other (co-)supervisor: Gilles Gauthier
(Start: 2014, End: 2019)
Impact de la variabilité des perturbations climatiques sur la reproducation des oiseaux nicheurs en Artique, cas de la grande oie des neiges

Jessy Loranger

Other (co-)supervisor: Éric Garnier, Université Montpellier 2
(Start: 2012, End: 2016)
Characterisation of grasslands’ plant species abundance and distribution using plant functional traits

Grégory Sonnier

(Start: 2005, End: 2009)
Relations entre les traits fonctionnels et la composition et l'abondance relative des communautés végétales

Sébastien Auger

(Start: 2010, End: 2011)
Décomposition des traits fonctionnels des arbres

Mark Jewell

(Start: 2011, End: 2013)
Effect of tree and microbial diversity on leaf litter decomposition
Personal page

Pierre-Philippe Lachapelle

(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Prévision des courbes photosynthèse-lumière par traits fonctionnels

Jessy Loranger

(Start: 2010, End: 2012)
Functional ecology of herbivory


(Start: 2016, End: 2018)
Effect of exogenous earthworms on forest understory vegetation

Examples of species studied

Rhinanthus minor
Capra ibex
Cyanistes caeruleus
Glyptemys insculpta
Picea engelmannii
Vicia faba
Picea rubens
Rudbeckia hirta
Poa pratensis
Arabidopsis thaliana


153- Direct and Indirect Effects of Forest Anthropogenic Disturbance on Above and Below Ground Communities and Litter Decomposition
Laigle I , Moretti M , Rousseau L , Gravel D , Venier L , Handa I T , Messier C , Morris D , Hazlett P , Fleming R , Webster K , Shipley B , Aubin I ,
2021 Ecosystems (Date Added: 2021-03-15)

152- Testing piecewise structural equations models in the presence of latent variables and including correlated errors
Shipley B , Douma J C ,
2021 Structural Equation Modeling (Date Added: 2021-02-21)

151- The complexity of trait–environment performance landscapes in a local subtropical forest
Li Y , Jiang Y , Shipley B , Li B , Luo W , Chen Y , Zhao K , He D , Rodríguez‐Hernández D I , Chu C ,
2020 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2020-12-09)

149- TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access
2020 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2020-11-30)

147- Survival, growth and element translocation by 4 plant species growing on acidogenic gold mine tailings in Québec
Gagnon V , Rodrigue-Morin M , Migneault M , Tardif A , Garneau L , Lalonde S , Shipley B , Greer C W , Bellenger J , Roy S ,
2020 Ecological Engineering (Date Added: 2020-05-15)

146- Functional markers to predict forest ecosystem properties along a rural-to-urban gradient
Cardou F , Aubin I , Bergeron A , Shipley B ,
2020 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2020-03-31)

145- Generalized AIC and chi-squared statistics for path models consistent with directed acyclic graphs
Shipley B , Douma J C ,
2020 Ecology (Date Added: 2020-03-20)

144- Differences in elemental composition of tailings, soils, and plant tissues following five decades of native plant colonization on a gold mine site in Northwestern Québec
Gagnon V , Rodrigue-Morin M , Tardif A , Beaudin J , Greer C W , Shipley B , Bellenger J , Roy S ,
2020 Chemosphere (Date Added: 2020-03-08)

141- Geographic scale and disturbance influence intraspecific trait variability in leaves and roots of North American understorey plants
Kumordzi B B , Aubin I , Cardou F , Shipley B , Violle C , Johnstone J , Anand M , Arsenault A , Bell F W , Bergeron Y , Boulangeat I , Brousseau M , De Grandpré L , Delagrange S , Fenton N J , Gravel D , Macdonald S E , Hamel B , Higelin M , Hébert F , Isabel N , Mallik A , McIntosh A C , McLaren J R , Messier C , Morris D , Thiffault N , Tremblay J , Munson A D ,
2019 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2019-08-04)

139- The relative importance of abiotic conditions and subsequent land use on the boreal primary succession of acidogenic mine tailings
Tardif A , Rodrigue-Morin M , Gagnon V , Shipley B , Roy S , Bellenger J ,
2019 Ecological Engineering (Date Added: 2019-01-02)

138- What makes trait–abundance relationships when both environmental filtering and stochastic neutral dynamics are at play?
Loranger J , Munoz F , Shipley B , Violle C ,
2018 Oikos (Date Added: 2018-11-09)

137- Leaf and bark functional traits predict resprouting strategies of understory woody species after prescribed fires
Casals P , Valor T , Rios A , Shipley B ,
2018 Forest Ecology and Management (Date Added: 2018-07-20)

136- Habitat filtering determines the functional niche occupancy of plant communities worldwide
Li Y , Shipley B , Price J N , Dantas V d L , Tamme R , Westoby M , Siefert A , Schamp B S , Spasojevic M J , Jung V , Laughlin D C , Richardson S J , Bagousse-Pinguet Y L , Schöb C , Gazol A , Prentice H C , Gross N , Overton J , Cianciaruso M V , Louault F , Kamiyama C , Nakashizuka T , Hikosaka K , Sasaki T , Katabuchi M , Frenette Dussault C , Gaucherand S , Chen N , Vandewalle M , Batalha M A ,
2018 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2018-04-27)

134- Community divergence and convergence along experimental gradients of stress and disturbance
Li Y , Shipley B ,
2018 Ecology (Date Added: 2018-03-01)

133- 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)

131- 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, FS, Bönisch, G, Bunker, DE, Cornelissen, JHC, Díaz, S, Enquist, BJ, 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, IJ, 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, BEL, Kattge, J, Díaz, S, Kleyer, M, Shipley, B, Wright, SJ, Soudzilovskaia, NA, Onipchenko, VG, van Bodegom, PM, Frenette-Dussault, C, Weiher, E, Pinho, BX, Cornelissen, JHC, Grime, JP, Thompson, K, Hunt, R, Wilson, PJ, Buffa, G, Nyakunga, OC, Reich, PB, Caccianiga, M, Mangili, F, Ceriani, RM, Luzzaro, A, Brusa, G, Siefert, A, Barbosa, NPU, Chapin III, FS, Cornwell, WK, Fang, J, Fernandez, GW, Garnier, E, Le Stradic, S, Peñuelas, J, Melo, FPL, 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, JHC, Wright, IJ, Lavorel, S, Dray, S, Reu, B, Kleyer, M, Wirth, C, Prentice, IC, Garnier, E, Bonisch, G, Westoby, M, Poorter, H, Reich, PB, Moles, AT, Dickie, J, Gillison, AN, Zanne, AE, Chave, J, Wright, SJ, Sheremet'ev, SN, Jactel, H, Baraloto, C, Cerabolini, B, Pierce, S, Shipley, B, Kirkup, D, Casanoves, F, Joswig, JS, Gunther, A, Falczuk, V, Ruger, N, Mahecha, MD, Gorne, LD
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, AD, Cardou, F, Burton, PJ, Isabel, N, Pedlar, JH, Paquette, A, Taylor, AR, 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, MD, 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,
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, JHC, Laliberte, E, Laughlin, DC, Reich, PB
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, CH, Taudiere, A, Fajardo, A, Aarssen, LW, Baraloto, C, Carlucci, MB, Cianciaruso, MV, de L Dantas, V, de Bello, F, Duarte, LDS, Fonseca, CR, Freschet, GT, Gaucherand, S, Gross, N, Hikosaka, K, Jackson, B, Jung, V, Kamiyama, C, Katabuchi, M, Kembel, SW, Kichenin, E, Kraft, NJB, Lagerstrom, A, Bagousse-Pinguet, YL, Li, Y, Mason, N, Messier, J, Nakashizuka, T, Overton, JMC, Peltzer, DA, Perez-Ramos, IM, Pillar, VD, Prentice, HC, Richardson, S, Sasaki, T, Schamp, BS, Schob, C, Shipley, B, Sundqvist, M, Sykes, MT, Vandewalle, M, Wardle, DA
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, FT, Tallowin, JRB, Smith, R, Mortimer, SR, Pilgrim, ES, Harrison, KA, Wright, DG, Quirk, H, Benson, J, Shipley, B, Cornelissen, JHC, Kattge, J, Bönisch, G, Wirth, C, Bardgett, RD, 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, BJ, 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, DI, Shipley, B, Hastie, T
2015 Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2015-05-04)

113- Tree communities rapidly alter soil microbial resistance and resilience to drought
Rivest, D, Paquette, A, Shipley, B, Reich, PB, Messier, C
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, PB, 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, JMG, 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, B
2014 Journal of Vegetation Science (Date Added: 2014-01-06)

109- Predicting invertebrate herbivory from plant traits: Polycultures show strong nonadditive effects
Loranger, J, Meyer, ST, Shipley, B, Kattge, J, Loranger, H, Roscher, C, Wirth, C, Weisser, WW
2013 Ecology (Date Added: 2013-08-01)

108- Linking plant and insect traits to understand multitrophic community structure in arid steppes
Frenette-Dussault, C, Shipley, B, Hingrat, Y
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, ST, Shipley, B, Kattge, J, Loranger, H, Roscher, C, Weisser, WW
2012 Ecology (Date Added: 2013-01-10)

103- Abiotic drivers and plant traits explain landscape-scale patterns in soil microbial communities
de Vries, FT, Manning, P, Tallowin, JRB, Mortimer, SR, Pilgrim, ES, Harrison, KA, Hobbs, PJ, Quirk, H, Shipley, B, Cornelissen, JHC, Kattge, J, Bardgett, RD
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, M, Shipley, B, Bradley, R
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, C, Shipley, B, Léger, J-F, Meziane, D, Hingrat, Y
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, G, Navas, M-L, Fayolle, A, Shipley, B
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, S, Shipley, B
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, M, Shipley, B
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, B, Paine, CET, Baraloto, C
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, E, Shipley, B, Norton, DA, Scott, D
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, JC, Shipley, B, Witte, J-PM, Aerts, R, van Bodegom, PM
2011 Ecology (Date Added: 2012-09-19)

93- Is leaf dry matter content a better predictor of soil fertility than specific leaf area?
Hodgson, JG, Montserrat-Martí, G, Charles, M, Jones, G, Wilson, P, Shipley, B, Sharafi, M, Cerabolini, BEL, Cornelissen, JHC, Band, SR, Bogard, A, Castro-Díez, P, Guerrero-Campo, J, Palmer, C, Pérez-Rontomé, MC, 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, IC, Leadley, P, BöNisch, G, Garnier, E, Westoby, M, Reich, PB, Wright, IJ, Cornelissen, JHC, Violle, C, Harrison, SP, Van BODEGOM, PM, Reichstein, M, Enquist, BJ, Soudzilovskaia, NA, Ackerly, DD, Anand, M, Atkin, O, Bahn, M, Baker, TR, Baldocchi, D, Bekker, R, Blanco, CC, Blonder, B, Bond, WJ, Bradstock, R, Bunker, DE, Casanoves, F, Cavender-Bares, J, Chambers, JQ, Chapin Iii, FS, Chave, J, Coomes, D, Cornwell, WK, Craine, JM, Dobrin, BH, Duarte, L, Durka, W, Elser, J, Esser, G, Estiarte, M, Fagan, WF, Fang, J, FernáNdez-MéNdez, F, Fidelis, A, Finegan, B, Flores, O, Ford, H, Frank, D, Freschet, GT, Fyllas, NM, Gallagher, RV, Green, WA, Gutierrez, AG, Hickler, T, Higgins, SI, Hodgson, JG, Jalili, A, Jansen, S, Joly, CA, Kerkhoff, AJ, Kirkup, D, Kitajima, K, Kleyer, M, Klotz, S, Knops, JMH, Kramer, K, KüHn, I, Kurokawa, H, Laughlin, D, Lee, TD, Leishman, M, Lens, F, Lenz, T, Lewis, SL, Lloyd, J, Llusià, J, Louault, F, Ma, S, Mahecha, MD, Manning, P, Massad, T, Medlyn, BE, Messier, J, Moles, AT, MüLler, SC, Nadrowski, K, Naeem, S, Niinemets, , NöLlert, S, NüSke, A, Ogaya, R, Oleksyn, J, Onipchenko, VG, Onoda, Y, OrdoñEz, J, Overbeck, G, Ozinga, WA, PatiñO, S, Paula, S, Pausas, JG, PeñUelas, J, Phillips, OL, 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, SJ, Yguel, B, Zaehle, S, Zanne, AE, 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, B, Laughlin, DC, Sonnier, G, Otfinowski, R
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, DA, Dzwinel, W, Ben-Zion, Y, Kadlec, B, Todorovska, MI, Zollo, A, Iannaccone, G, Convertito, V, Elia, L, Iervolino, I, Lancieri, M, Lomax, A, Martino, C, Satriano, C, Weber, E, Gasparini, P, Trifunac, MD, Holliday, JR, Rundle, JB, Turcotte, DL, Lomax, A, Michelini, A, Curtis, A, Bormann, P, Saul, J, Lee, WHK, Wu, Y-M, Abe, S, Suzuki, N, Iio, Y, Vere-Jones, D, Madariaga, R, Prejean, SG, Hill, DP, Uyeda, S, Kamogawa, M, Nagao, T, Teisseyre, R, Hirshorn, B, Weinstein, S, Takei, Y, Maurer, BA, Bascompte, J, Bodin, , Piger, J, Escanciano, J-C, Escribano, A, Wooldridge, JM, Roehner, BM, Yakovenko, VM, Duxbury, PM, Nolfi, S, Tsallis, C, King, JLF, Shipley, B, Quas, A, Junco, Ad, Nicol, M, Petersen, K, Pivato, M, Schmeling, J, Kleinbock, D, Ward, T, Kra, B, Danilenko, AI, Silva, CE, Frantzikinakis, N, McCutcheon, R, Ni?ic?, V, Goudie, D, Schadschneider, A, Klingsch, W, Klüpfel, H, Kretz, T, Rogsch, C, Seyfried, A, Sandholm, WH, Heylighen, F, Chielens, K, Harding, S, Miller, JF, Cenek, M, Mitchell, M, Angelov, P, Derks, G, Chaisson, EJ, Brandenburg, A, Keilis-Borok, V, Soloviev, A, Lichtman, A, Nicodemi, M
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, RL, 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, KJ, Cobb, ED, Niinemets, , Reich, PB, Sellin, A, Shipley, B, Wright, IJ
2007 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (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, DW, Shipley, B, Blondel, J, Perret, P, Simon, A, Lambrechts, MM
2007 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

67- Fundamental trade-offs generating the worldwide leaf economics spectrum
Shipley, B, Lechowicz, MJ, Wright, I, Reich, PB
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, RL, 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,
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)

58- Soil factors controlling mineral N uptake by Picea engelmannii seedlings: The importance of gross NH4+ production rates
Grenon, F, Bradley, RL, Jones, MD, 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, IJ, 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, , Shipley, B, Laurent, G, Navas, M-L, Roumet, C, Lavorel, S, Díaz, S, Hodgson, JG, Lloret, F, Midgley, GF, Poorter, H, Rutherford, MC, Wilson, PJ, Wright, IJ
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, JS, Shipley, B, Arnason, JT
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, B
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, JT
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, A, Cox, D, Kreiner, S, Green, P, Shipley, B, Kent, J, Smith, J
2002 Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series G – Statistical Methodology 64 Part 3 (Date Added: 2011-12-15)

44-Cause and correlation in biology : a user's guide to path analysis, structural equations, and causal inference
Shipley, B
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, DR, Shipley, B, Askew, AP
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, VI, Kondratchuk, AV, 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, JS, Shipley, B, Arnason, JT
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, RH
1996 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

22- The effects of aluminum on Picea rubens: Factorial experiments using sand culture
McCanny, SJ, Hendershot, WH, Lechowicz, MJ, 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, RJ, Wilson, SD, Belcher, JW, Wisheu, I, Keddy, PA, Tilman, D, Morris, EC, Grace, JB, McGraw, JB, Olff, H, Turkington, R, Klein, E, Leung, Y, Shipley, B, van Hulst, R, Johansson, ME, 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, PA
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, WH
1992 Water, Air, and Soil Pollution (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

15- The seduction by mechanism: a reply to Tilman
Shipley, B, Peters, RH
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, PA, Lefkovitch, LP
1991 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

13- A model of species density in shoreline vegetation
Shipley, B, Keddy, PA, Gaudet, C, Moore, DRJ
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, RH
1990 American Naturalist (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

10- The allometry of seed weight and seedling relative growth rate
Shipley, B, Peters, RH
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, SJ, Keddy, PA, Arnason, TJ, Gaudet, CL, Moore, DRJ, Shipley, B
1990 Oikos (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

7- Regeneration and establishment strategies of emergent macrophytes
Shipley, B, Keddy, PA, Moore, DRJ, Lemky, K
1989 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

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

4- Why is Rhinanthus minor (Scrophulariaceae) such a good invader?
Hulst, RV, Shipley, B, Thériault, A
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, PA
1987 Vegetatio (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

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

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