Kyle's Curriculum Vitae & Publications

Photo of Kyle Harms

CARMABI Research Station, Curaçao; 2000 
(I liked the sign)

 


Curriculum Vitae

Kyle's Curriculum Vitae, November 2020

 


Academic & Research Appointments

  • Current (since 2020)  Mary Lou Applewhite Endowed Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University (LSU)
  • 2013-2020  Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, LSU
  • 2008  Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, La Trobe University, Australia (on sabbatical leave from LSU)
  • 2007-2013  Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, LSU
  • 2002-2012  Research Associate, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Republic of Panama
  • 2002-2007  Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, LSU
  • 2000-2001  Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
  • 1999-2000  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • 1997-1999  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, STRI, Republic of Panama

Education

Selected Awards & Service on Boards, Committees, etc.

Federal Funding

  • 2007-2009  National Park Service – Cooperative Agreement
    • Lowell E. Urbatsch (PI) & Kyle E. Harms (co-PI)
    • Groundtruthing vegetation at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve (JELA) in support of LiDAR-based vegetation assessment for the Gulf Coast Network (GULN)

 

Publications

Link to Google Scholar page for Kyle E. Harms

Portable Document Format (pdf) files are provided below in the spirit of open access to information;
please use these for education or research only

2021

Harms, Kyle E. 2021. Technology Corner - Seek by iNaturalist: A mobile app for species identifications in the field. The Longleaf Leader (quarterly magazine of The Longleaf Alliance) 13:22-23.

Harms, Kyle E. 2021. The Quarterly Review of Biology 96:52-53. [Review of Valentí Rull & Ana Carolina Carnaval, eds., Neotropical Diversification: Patterns & Processes]

Sousa, Wayne P., Kyle E. Harms, Claudia M. Tyler, Margaret D. Lowman, Michael J. Keough, Peter T. Green & Allan Stewart-Oaten. 2021. Resolution of Respect: Joesph Hurd Connell (1923-2020). Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 102(2):e01846.

Wills, Christopher, Bin Wang, Shuai Fang, Yunquan Wang, Yi Jin, James Lutz, Jill Thompson, Kyle E. Harms, Sandeep Pulla, Bonifacio Pasion, Sara Germain, Heming Liu, Joseph Smokey, Sheng-Hsin Su, Nathalie Butt, Chengjin Chu, George Chuyong, Chia-Hao Chang-Yang, H. S. Dattaraja, Stuart Davies, Sisira Ediriweera, Shameema Esufali, Christine Dawn Fletcher, Nimal Gunatilleke, Savi Gunatilleke, Chang-Fu Hsieh, Fangliang He, Stephen Hubbell, Zhanqing Hao, Akira Itoh, David Kenfack, Buhang Li, Xiankun Li, Keping Ma, Michael Morecroft, Xiangcheng Mi, Yadvinder Malhi, Perry Ong, Lillian Jennifer Rodriguez, H. S. Suresh, I Fang Sun, Raman Sukumar, Sylvester Tan, Duncan Thomas, Maria Uriarte, Xihua Wang, Xugao Wang, T.L. Yao, Jess Zimmermann. 2021. Interactions between all pairs of neighboring trees in 16 forests worldwide reveal details of unique ecological processes in each forest, and provide windows into their evolutionary histories. PLoS Computational Biology 17(4):e1008853.

2020

Harms, Kyle E. 2020. Celebrating the "OTS Model" of field-course inquiry and the 50th anniversary of the Janzen-Connell Hypothesis. eCanopy (electronic newletter of the Organization for Tropical Studies), June issue.

Harms, Kyle E. 2020. EcoPic: Pollen placement on petals. Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment doi:10.1002/fee.2169.

Harms, Kyle E. 2020. Letters: Join 50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day in 2020. The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA newspaper), 4 March (online 3 March) 2020.

Harms, Kyle E., James W. Dalling & María Sánchez de Stapf. 2020. Trade-offs tip toward litter trapping: Insights from a little-known Panamanian cloudforest treelet. Plants, People, Planet (featured as this issue's Flora Obscura article) 2:582-586.

Wood, Jennifer L., Peter T. Green, J. J. Vido, C. Celestina, Kyle E. Harms & Ashley E. Franks. 2020. Microbial communities associated with distance- and density-dependent seedling mortality in a tropical rainforest. Plant Ecology 221:41-54.

2019

Harms, Kyle E. 2019. Bunchgrass is the piney woods trinity. The Longleaf Leader (quarterly magazine of The Longleaf Alliance) 11:20-21.

Harms, Kyle E. 2019. Letters: LA leaders should save Earth from meltdown. The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA newspaper), 11 May (online 10 May) 2019.

2018

Green, Peter T. & Kyle E. Harms. 2018. The causes of disproportionate non-random mortality among life-cycle stages. Ecology 99:36-46.

Hovanes, Katherine A., Kyle E. Harms, Paul R. Gagnon, Jonathan A. Myers & Bret D. Elderd. 2018. Overdispersed spatial patterning of dominant bunchgrasses in southeastern pine savannas. The American Naturalist 191:658-667.

Woods, Carrie L., Saara J. DeWalt, Catherine L. Cardelús, Kyle E. Harms, Joseph B. Yavitt & S. Joseph Wright. 2018. Fertilization influences the nutrient acquisition strategy of a nomadic vine in a lowland tropical forest understory. Plant & Soil 431:389-399.

Wright, S. Joseph, Benjamin L. Turner, Joseph B. Yavitt, Kyle E. Harms, Michael Kaspari, Edmund V. J. Tanner, Jelena Bujan, Eric A. Griffin, Jordan R. Mayor, Sarah C. Pasquini, Merlin Sheldrake & Milton N. Garcia. 2018. Plant responses to fertilization experiments in lowland, species-rich, tropical forests. Ecology 99:1129-1138.

2017

Bravo, Adriana & Kyle E. Harms. 2017. The biogeography of sodium in Neotropical figs (Moraceae). Biotropica 49:18-22.

Harms, Kyle E., Paul R. Gagnon, Heather A. Passmore, Jonathan A. Myers & William J. Platt. 2017. Groundcover community assembly in high-diversity pine savannas: Seed arrival and fire-generated environmental filtering. Ecosphere 8(3):e01716.10.1002/ecs2.1716.

2016

Baldeck, Claire A., S. W. Kembel, Kyle E. Harms, Joseph B. Yavitt, Robert John, Benjamin L. Turner, S. Madawala, Nimal Gunatilleke, Savitri Gunatilleke, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Somboon Kiratiprayoon, Adzmi Yaacob, M. N. N. Supardi, Renato Valencia, Hugo Navarrete, Stuart J. Davies, George B. Chuyong, David Kenfack, Duncan W. Thomas & James W. Dalling. 2016. Phylogenetic turnover along local environmental gradients in tropical forest communities. Oecologia 182:547-557.

Galeano, Sandra P. & Kyle E. Harms. 2016. Coloration in the polymorphic frog Oophaga pumilio associates with level of aggressiveness in intraspecific and interspecific behavioral interactions. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 70:83-97.

Klock, Metha, Luke G. Barrett, Peter H. Thrall & Kyle E. Harms. 2016. Differential plant invasiveness is not always driven by host promiscuity with bacterial symbionts. AoB PLANTS 8:plw060; doi:10.1093/aobpla/plw060.

Wills, Christopher, Kyle E. Harms, Thorsten Wiegand, Ruwan Punchi-Manage, Gregory S. Gilbert, David Erickson, W. John Kress, Stephen P. Hubbell, C. V. Savitri Gunatilleke & I. A. U. Nimal Gunatilleke. 2016. Persistence of neighborhood demographic influences over long phylogenetic distances may help drive post-speciation adaptation in tropical forests. PLoS ONE 11(12):e0168976; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168976 (published 20 Dec. 2016).

2015

Gagnon, Paul R., Heather A. Passmore, Matthew Slocum, Jonathan A. Myers, Kyle E. Harms, William J. Platt & C. E. Timothy Paine. 2015. Fuels and fires influence vegetation via above- and belowground pathways in a high-diversity plant community. Journal of Ecology 103:1009-1019.

Harms, Kyle E. & Christopher E. Carlton. 2015. Biodiversity immersion: tropical studies program offers unique opportunities. LSU Alumni Magazine 91:44-45.

Klock, Metha M., Luke G. Barrett, Peter H. Thrall & Kyle E. Harms. 2015. Host promiscuity in symbiont associations can influence exotic legume establishment and colonization of novel ranges. Diversity & Distributions 21:1193-1203.

Letcher, Susan G., Jesse R. Lasky, Robin L. Chazdon, Natalia Norden, S. Joseph Wright, Jorge A. Meave, Eduardo A. Pérez-García, Rodrigo Muñoz, Eunice Romero-Pérez, Ana Andrade, José Luis Andrade-Torres, Patricia Balvanera, Justin M. Becknell, Tony V. Bentos, Radika Bhaskar, Frans Bongers, Vanessa Boukili, Pedro H.S. Brancalion, Ricardo G. César, Deborah A. Clark, David B. Clark, Dylan Craven, Alexander DeFrancesco, Juan M. Dupuy, Bryan Finegan, Eugenio González-Jiménez, Jefferson S. Hall, Kyle E. Harms, José Luis Hernández-Stefanoni, Peter Hietz, Deborah Kennard, Timothy J. Killeen, Susan G. Laurance, Edwin E. Lebrija-Trejos, Madelon Lohbeck, Miguel Martínez-Ramos, Paulo E.S. Massoca, Rita C.G. Mesquita, Francisco Mora, Robert Muscarella, Horacio Paz, Fernando Pineda-García, Jennifer S. Powers, Ruperto Quesada-Monge, Ricardo R. Rodrigues, Manette E. Sandor, Lucía Sanaphre-Villanueva, Elisabeth Schüller, Nathan G. Swenson, Alejandra Tauro, María Uriarte, Michiel van Breugel, Orlando Vargas-Ramírez, Ricardo A.G. Viani, Amanda Wendt, G. Bruce Williamson. 2015. Environmental gradients and the evolution of successional habitat specialization: a test case with 14 Neotropical forest sites. Journal of Ecology 103:1276-1290.

Turner, Benjamin L., Joseph B. Yavitt, Kyle E. Harms, Milton N. Garcia & S. Joseph Wright. 2015. Seasonal changes in soil organic matter after a decade of nutrient addition in a lowland tropical forest. Biogeochemistry 123:221-235.

2014

Green, Peter T., Kyle E. Harms & Joseph H. Connell. 2014. Nonrandom, diversifying processes are disproportionately strong in the smallest size classes of a tropical forest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:18649-18654.

Harms, Kyle E. & Christopher E. Carlton. 2014. Louisiana State University's path to permanent membership [in OTS]. Organization for Tropical Studies View from the Canopy, December issue.

Harms, Kyle E. & Peter T. Green. 2014. Under the Lunch Tree: Fifty years of rainforest dynamics in Queensland, Australia. Natural History March:32-37.

Réjou-Méchain, Maxime, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Matteo Detto, Sean C. Thomas, Thuy Le Toan, Sassan S. Saatchi, Juan Sebastian Barreto-Silva, Norman A. Bourg, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Nathalie Butt, Warren Y. Brockelman, Min Cao, Dairon Cárdenas, Jyh-Min Chiang, George B. Chuyong, Keith Clay, Richard Condit, Handanakere S. Dattaraja, Stuart J. Davies, Alvaro Duque, Shameema Esufali, Corneille Ewango, R. H. Suranjan Fernando, Christine D. Fletcher, I. A. U. Nimal Gunatilleke, Zhanqing Hao, Kyle E. Harms, Terese B. Hart, Bruno Hérault, Robert W. Howe, Stephen P. Hubbell, Daniel J. Johnson, David Kenfack, Andrew J. Larson, Luxiang Lin, Yiching Lin, James A. Lutz, Jean-Rémy Makana, Yadvinder Malhi, Toby R. Marthews, Ryan W. McEwan, Sean M. McMahon, William J. McShea, Robert Muscarella, Anuttara Nathalang, Nur Supardi bin Mohammed Noor, Christopher J. Nytch, Alexandre A. Oliveira, Richard P. Phillips, Nantachai Pongpattananurak, Ruwan Punchi-Manage, Razman Salim, Jonathan Schurman, Raman Sukumar, Hebbalalu S. Suresh, Udomlux Suwanvecho, Duncan W. Thomas, Jill Thompson, Maria Uríarte, Renato Valencia, Alberto Vicentini, Amy T. Wolf, Sandra Yap, Zuoqiang Yuan, Charles E. Zartman, Jess K. Zimmerman & Jérôme Chave. 2014. Local spatial structure of forest biomass and its consequences for remote sensing of carbon stocks. Biogeosciences 11:6827-6840.

2013

Baldeck, Claire A., Kyle E. Harms, Joseph B. Yavitt, Robert John, Benjamin L. Turner, Renato Valencia, Hugo Navarrete, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Somboon Kiratiprayoon, Adzmi Yaacob, Mohd. N. Nur Supardi, Stuart J. Davies, Stephen P. Hubbell, George B. Chuyong, David Kenfack, Duncan W. Thomas & James W. Dalling. 2013. Habitat filtering across tree life stages in tropical forest communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280:20130548.

Baldeck, Claire A., Kyle E. Harms, Joseph B. Yavitt, Robert John, Benjamin L. Turner, Renato Valencia, Hugo Navarrete, Stuart J. Davies, George B. Chuyong, David Kenfack, Duncan W. Thomas, Sumedha Madawala, Nimal Gunatilleke, Savitri Gunatilleke, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Somboon Kiratiprayoon, Adzmi Yaacob, Mohd. N. Nur Supardi & James W. Dalling. 2013. Soil resources and topography shape local tree community structure in tropical forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280:20122532.

Baldeck, Claire A., Steven W. Kembel, Kyle E. Harms, Joseph B. Yavitt, Robert John, Benjamin L. Turner, George B. Chuyong, David Kenfack, Duncan W. Thomas, Sumedha Madawala, Nimal Gunatilleke, Savitri Gunatilleke, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Somboon Kiratiprayoon, Adzmi Yaacob, Mohd. N. Nur Supardi, Renato Valencia, Hugo Navarrete, Stuart J. Davies, Stephen P. Hubbell & James W. Dalling. 2013. A taxonomic comparison of local habitat niches of tropical trees. Oecologia 173:1491-1498.

Mirabello, Matthew J., Joseph B. Yavitt, Milton N. Garcia, Kyle E. Harms, Benjamin L. Turner & S. Joseph Wright. 2013. Soil phosphorus responses to chronic nutrient fertilisation and seasonal drought in a humid lowland forest, Panama. Soil Research 51:215-221.

Turner, Benjamin L., Joseph B. Yavitt, Kyle E. Harms, Milton N. Garcia, Tania E. Romero & S. Joseph Wright. 2013. Seasonal changes and treatment effects on soil inorganic nutrients following a decade of fertilizer addition in a lowland tropical forest. Soil Science Society of America Journal 77:1357-1369.

2012

Bravo, Adriana, Kyle E. Harms & Louise Emmons. 2012. Keystone resource (Ficus) chemistry explains lick visitation by frugivorous bats. Journal of Mammalogy 93:1099-1109.

Dalling, James W., Stefan A. Schnitzer, Claire Baldeck, Kyle E. Harms, Robert John, Scott Mangan, Elena Lobo & Joseph B. Yavitt. 2012. Resource-based habitat associations in a neotropical liana community. Journal of Ecology 100:1174-1182.

Ferro, Michael L., Matthew L. Gimmel, Kyle E. Harms & Christopher E. Carlton. 2012. Comparison of Coleoptera emergent from various decay classes of downed coarse woody debris in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Insecta Mundi 260:1-80.

Ferro, Michael L., Matthew L. Gimmel, Kyle E. Harms & Christopher E. Carlton. 2012. Comparison of three collection techniques for capture of Coleoptera, with an emphasis on saproxylic species, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Insecta Mundi 261:1-31.

Ferro, Michael L., Matthew L. Gimmel, Kyle E. Harms & Christopher E. Carlton. 2012. Comparison of the Coleoptera communities in leaf litter and rotten wood in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Insecta Mundi 259:1-58.

Gagnon, Paul R., Kyle E. Harms, William J. Platt, Heather A. Passmore & Jonathan A. Myers. 2012. Small-scale variation in fuel loads differentially affects two co-dominant bunchgrasses in a species-rich pine savanna. PLoS One 7(1):e29674 (pp. 1-7).

Santiago, Louis S., S. Joseph Wright, Kyle E. Harms, Joseph B. Yavitt, Carmi Korine, Milton N. Garcia & Benjamin L. Turner. 2012. Tropical tree seedling growth responses to nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium addition. Journal of Ecology 100:309-316.

Sayer, Emma J., S. Joseph Wright, Edmund V. J. Tanner, Joseph B. Yavitt, Kyle E. Harms, Jennifer S. Powers, Michael Kaspari, Milton N. Garcia & Benjamin L. Turner. 2012. Variable responses of lowland tropical forest nutrient status to fertilization and litter manipulation. Ecosystems 15:387-400.

2011

Chuyong, George B., David Kenfack, Kyle E. Harms, Duncan W. Thomas, Richard Condit & Liza S. Comita. 2011. Habitat specificity and diversity of tree species in an African wet tropical forest. Plant Ecology 212:1363-1374.

Cleveland, Cory C., Alan R. Townsend, Philip Taylor, Silvia Alvarez-Clare, Mercedes M. C. Bustamante, George Chuyong, Solomon Z. Dobrowski, Pauline Grierson, Kyle E. Harms, Benjamin Z. Houlton, Alison Marklein, William Parton, Stephen Porder, Sasha C. Reed, Carlos A. Sierra, Whendee L. Silver, Edmund V. J. Tanner & William R. Wieder. 2011. Relationships among net primary productivity, nutrients and climate in tropical rain forest: a pan-tropical analysis. Ecology Letters 14:939-947.

Harms, Kyle E. 2011. The Quarterly Review of Biology 86:40. [Review of Herman A. Verhoef & Peter J. Morin, eds., Community Ecology: Processes, Models, and Applications]

Harms, Kyle E. 2011. Tropical rain forest ecology. Ecology 92:1546-1547. [Review of Jaboury Ghazoul & Douglas Sheil, Tropical Rain Forest Ecology, Diversity, and Conservation]

Myers, Jonathan A. & Kyle E. Harms. 2011. Seed arrival and ecological filters interact to assemble high-diversity plant communities. Ecology 92:676-686.

Wright, S. Joseph, Joseph B. Yavitt, Nina Wurzburger, Benjamin L. Turner, Edward V. J. Tanner, Emma J. Sayer, Louis S. Santiago, Michael Kaspari, Lars O. Hedin, Kyle E. Harms, Milton N. Garcia & Marife D. Corre. 2011. Potassium, phosphorus, or nitrogen limit root allocation, tree growth, or litter production in a lowland tropical forest. Ecology 92:1616-1625.

Yavitt, Joseph B., Kyle E. Harms, Milton N. Garcia, Matt J. Mirabello & S. Joseph Wright. 2011. Soil fertility and fine root dynamics in response to 4 years of nutrient (N, P, K) fertilization in a lowland tropical moist forest, Panama. Austral Ecology 36:433-445.

2010

Bravo, Adriana, Kyle E. Harms & Louise H. Emmons. 2010. Preference for collpa water by frugivorous bats (Artibeus): An experimental approach. Biotropica 42:276-280.

Bravo, Adriana, Kyle E. Harms & Louise H. Emmons. 2010. Puddles created by geophagous mammals are potential mineral sources for frugivorous bats (Stenodermatinae) in the Peruvian Amazon. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26:173-184.

Gagnon, Paul R., Heather A. Passmore, William J. Platt, Jonathan A. Myers, C. E. Timothy Paine & Kyle E. Harms. 2010. Does pyrogenicity protect burning plants? Ecology 91:3481-3486.

Harms, Kyle E. 2010. A celebration and exploration of Joseph H. Connell's conceptual and empirical Influence, inspiration, and legacy in ecological research and education [Report on a symposium organized for the 2010 Ecological Society of America meeting]. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 91:464-466.

Laurance, Susan G. W., William F. Laurance, Ana Andrade, Philip M. Fearnside, Kyle E. Harms, Alberto Vicentini & Regina C. C. Luizão. 2010. Influence of soils and topography on Amazonian tree diversity: a landscape-scale study. Journal of Vegetation Science 21:96-106.

Wright, S. Joseph, Kaoru Kitajima, Nathan J. B. Kraft, Peter B. Reich, Ian J. Wright, Daniel E. Bunker, Richard Condit, James W. Dalling, Stuart J. Davies, Sandra Díaz, Bettina M. J. Engelbrecht, Kyle E. Harms, Stephen P. Hubbell, Christian O. Marks, Maria C. Ruiz-Jaen, Cristina M. Salvador & Amy E. Zanne. 2010. Functional traits and the growth-mortality tradeoff in tropical trees. Ecology 91:3664-3674.

2009

Ferro, Michael L., Matthew L. Gimmel, Kyle E. Harms & Christopher E. Carlton. 2009. The beetle community of small oak twigs in Louisiana, with a literature review of Coleoptera from fine woody debris. Coleopterists Bulletin. 63:239-263.

Myers, Jonathan A. & Kyle E. Harms. 2009. Local immigration, competition from dominant guilds, and the ecological assembly of high-diversity pine savannas. Ecology 90:2745-2754.

Myers, Jonathan A. & Kyle E. Harms. 2009. Seed arrival, ecological filters, and plant species richness: a meta-analysis. Ecology Letters 12:1250-1260.

Paine, C. E. Timothy & Kyle E. Harms. 2009. Quantifying the effects of seed arrival and environmental conditions on tropical seedling community structure. Oecologia 160:139-150.

Paine, C. E. Timothy, Kyle E. Harms & Jesús Ramos. 2009. Supplemental irrigation increases seedling performance and diversity in a tropical forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25:171-180.

Powers, Jennifer S., Rebecca A. Montgomery, E. Carol Adair, Francis Q. Brearley, Saara J. DeWalt, Camila T. Castanho, Jerome Chave, Erika Deinert, Jörg U. Ganzhorn, Matthew E. Gilbert, José Antonio González-Iturbe, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, H. Ricardo Grau, Kyle E. Harms, Ankila Hiremath, Silvia Iriarte-Vivar, Eric Manzane, Alexandre A. de Oliveira, Lourens Poorter, Jean-Baptiste Ramanamanjato, Carl Salk, Amanda Varela, George D. Weiblen & Manuel T. Lerdau. 2009. Decomposition in tropical forests: a pan-tropical study of the effects of litter type, litter placement and mesofaunal exclusion across a precipitation gradient. Journal of Ecology 97:801-811.

Yavitt, Joseph B., Kyle E. Harms, Milton N. Garcia, S. Joseph Wright, Fangliang He & Matt J. Mirabello. 2009. Spatial heterogeneity of soil chemical properties in a lowland tropical moist forest, Panama. Australian Journal of Soil Research 47:674-687.

2008

Bravo, Adriana, Kyle E. Harms, Richard D. Stevens & Louise H. Emmons. 2008. Collpas: Activity hotspots for frugivorous bats (Phyllostomidae) in the Peruvian Amazon. Biotropica 40:203-210.

Kaspari, Michael, Milton N. Garcia, Kyle E. Harms, Mirna Santana, S. Joseph Wright & Joseph B. Yavitt. 2008. Multiple nutrients limit litterfall and decomposition in a tropical forest. Ecology Letters 11:35-43.

Paine, C. E. Timothy, Kyle E. Harms, Stefan A. Schnitzer & Walter P. Carson. 2008. Weak competition among tropical tree seedlings: implications for species coexistence. Biotropica 40:432-440.

Poorter, Lourens, S. Joseph Wright, Horacio Paz, David D. Ackerly, Rick Condit, Guillermo Ibarra-Manríquez, Kyle E. Harms, Juan-Carlos Licona, Miguel Martínez-Ramos, Susan J. Mazer, Helene Muller-Landau, Marielos Peña-Claros, Campbell O. Webb & Ian Wright. 2008. Are functional traits good predictors of demographic rates? Evidence from five Neotropical forests. Ecology 89:1908-1920.

2007

Carlson, Jane E. & Kyle E. Harms. 2007. The benefits of bathing buds: water calyces protect flowers from a microlepidopteran herbivore. Biology Letters 3:405-407.

John, Robert, James W. Dalling, Kyle E. Harms, Joseph B. Yavitt, Robert F. Stallard, Matthew Mirabello, Stephen P. Hubbell, Renato Valencia, Hugo Navarette, Martha Vallejo & Robin B. Foster. 2007. Soil nutrients influence spatial distributions of tropical tree species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104:864-869.

Laurance, William F., Henrique E. M. Nascimento, Susan G. Laurance, Ana Andrade, Robert M. Ewers, Kyle E. Harms, Regina C. C. Luizão & José E. Ribeiro. 2007. Habitat fragmentation, variable edge effects, and the Landscape-Divergence Hypothesis. PLoS ONE 2(10):e1017 (pp. 1-8).

Wright, Ian J., David D. Ackerly, Frans Bongers, Kyle E. Harms, Guillermo Ibarra-Manriquez, Miguel Martinez-Ramos, Susan J. Mazer, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Horacio Paz, Nigel C. A. Pitman, Lourens Poorter, Miles R. Silman, Corine F. Vriesendorp, Cam O. Webb, Mark Westoby & S. Joseph Wright. 2007. Relationships among ecologically-important dimensions of plant trait variation in seven Neotropical forests. Annals of Botany 99:1003-1015.

2006

Carlson, Jane E. & Kyle E. Harms. 2006. The evolution of gender-biased nectar production in hermaphroditic plants. Botanical Review 72:179-205.

Condit, Richard, Peter Ashton, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, H. S. Dattaraja, Stuart Davies, Shameema Esufali, Corneille Ewango, Robin Foster, I. A. U. N. Gunatilleke, C. V. S. Gunatilleke, Pamela Hall, Kyle E. Harms, Terese Hart, Consuelo Hernandez, Stephen Hubbell, Akira Itoh, Somboon Kiratiprayoon, James LaFrankie, Suzanne Loo de Lao, Jean-Remy Makana, Md. Nur Supardi Noor, Abdul Rahman Kassim, Sabrina Russo, Raman Sukumar, CristiánSamper, Hebbalalu S. Suresh, Sylvester Tan, Sean Thomas, Renato Valencia, Martha Vallejo, Gorky Villa & Tommaso Zillio. 2006. The importance of demographic niches to tree diversity. Science 313:98-101.

DeWalt, Saara J., Kalan Ickes, Reuben Nilus, Kyle E. Harms & David F. R. P. Burslem. 2006. Liana habitat associations and community structure in a Bornean lowland tropical forest. Plant Ecology 186:203-216.
Explanation of R code
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Data - Sepilokliana.txt

Gunatilleke, C. V. S., I. A. U. N. Gunatilleke, S. Esufali, K. E. Harms, P. M. S. Ashton, D. F. R. P. Burslem & P. S. Ashton. 2006. Species-habitat associations in a Sri Lankan dipterocarp forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22:371-384.

Laurance, William F., Henrique E. M. Nascimento, Susan G. Laurance, Ana Andrade, José E. L. S. Ribeiro, Juan Pablo Giraldo, Thomas E. Lovejoy, Richard Condit, Jerome Chave, Kyle E. Harms & Sammya D'Angelo. 2006. Rapid decay of tree-community composition in Amazonian forest fragments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103:19010-19014.

Muller-Landau, Helene C., Richard S. Condit, Jerome Chave, Sean Thomas, Stephanie A. Bohlman, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Stuart Davies, Robin Foster, C. V. S. Gunatilleke, I. A. U. N. Gunatilleke, Kyle E. Harms, Terese Hart, Stephen P. Hubbell, Akira Itoh, Abd Rahman Kassim, James V. LaFrankie, Hua Seng Lee, Elizabeth Losos, Jean-Remy Makana, Tatsuhiro Ohkubo, Raman Sukumar, I-Fang Sun, Nur Supardi M. N., Sylvester Tan, Jill Thompson, Renato Valencia, Gorky Villa Muñoz, Christopher Wills, Takuo Yamakura, George Chuyong, Handanakere Shivaramaiah Dattaraja, Shameema Esufali, Pamela Hall, Consuelo Hernandez, David Kenfack, Somboon Kiratiprayoon, Hebbalalu S. Suresh, Duncan Thomas, Martha Isabel Vallejo, & Peter Ashton. 2006. Testing metabolic ecology theory for allometric scaling of tree size, growth, and mortality in tropical forests. Ecology Letters 9:575-588.

Muller-Landau, Helene C., Richard S. Condit, Kyle E. Harms, Christian O. Marks, Sean C. Thomas, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, George Chuyong, Leonardo Co, Stuart Davies, Robin Foster, Savitri Gunatilleke, Nimal Gunatilleke, Terese Hart, Stephen P. Hubbell, Akira Itoh, Abd Rahman Kassim, David Kenfack, James V. LaFrankie, Daniel Lagunzad, Hua Seng Lee, Elizabeth Losos, Jean-Remy Makana, Tatsuhiro Ohkubo, Cristian Samper, Raman Sukumar, I-Fang Sun, Nur Supardi M. N., Sylvester Tan, Duncan Thomas, Jill Thompson, Renato Valencia, Martha Isabel Vallejo, Gorky Villa Muñoz, Takuo Yamakura, Jess K. Zimmerman, Handanakere Shivaramaiah Dattaraja, Shameema Esufali, Pamela Hall, Fangliang He, Consuelo Hernandez, Somboon Kiratiprayoon, Hebbalalu S. Suresh, Christopher Wills & Peter Ashton. 2006. Comparing tropical forest tree size distributions with the predictions of metabolic ecology and equilibrium models. Ecology Letters 9:589-602.

Wills, Christopher & Kyle Harms. 2006. Species diversity and ecosystem functioning – Response. Science 312:847-848.

Wills, Christopher, Kyle E. Harms, Richard Condit, David King, Jill Thompson, Fangliang He, Helene C. Muller- Landau, Peter Ashton, Elizabeth Losos, Liza Comita, Stephen Hubbell, James LaFrankie, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, H. S. Dattaraja, Stuart Davies, Shameema Esufali, Robin Foster, Nimal Gunatilleke, Savitri Gunatilleke, Pamela Hall, Akira Itoh, Robert J ohn, Somboon Kiratiprayoon, Suzanne Loo de Lao, Marie Massa, Cheryl Nath, Md. Nur Supardi Noor, Abdul Rahman Kassim, Raman Sukumar, Hebbalalu Satyanarayana Suresh, I-Fang Sun, Sylvester Tan, Takuo Yamakura & Jess Zimmerman. 2006. Non-random processes maintain diversity in tropical forests. Science 311:527-531.

2005

Connell, Joseph H., Igor Debski, Catherine A. Gehring, Lloyd Goldwasser, Peter T. Green, Kyle E. Harms, Peter Juniper & Tad Theimer. 2005. Dynamics of seedling recruitment in an Australian tropical rainforest. Pp. 486-506 in Eldredge Bermingham, Christopher W. Dick & Craig Moritz, eds. Tropical Rainforests: Past, Present, and Future. Chicago University Press, Chicago, IL, USA.

2004

Connell, Joseph H., Terence P. Hughes, Carden C. Wallace, Jason E. Tanner, Kyle E. Harms & Alexander M. Kerr. 2004. A long-term study of competition and diversity of corals. Ecological Monographs 74:179-210.

Harms, Kyle E., Jennifer S. Powers, Rebecca A. Montgomery. 2004. Variation in small sapling density, understory cover and resource availability in four Neotropical forests. Biotropica 36:40-51.

Muller-Landau, Helene C., James W. Dalling, Kyle E. Harms, S. Joseph Wright, Richard Condit, Stephen P. Hubbell & Robin B. Foster. 2004. Seed dispersal and density-dependent seed and seedling survival in Trichilia tuberculata and Miconia argentea. Pp. 340-362 in Elizabeth C. Losos & Egbert G. Leigh, eds. Tropical Forest Diversity & Dynamism: Findings from a Large-Scale Plot Network. Chicago University Press, Chicago, IL, USA.

2003

Gunatilleke, C. V. S., Shameema Esufali, I. A. U. N. Gunatilleke, Kyle E. Harms & David Burslem. 2003. Species- habitat associations in the forest dynamics plot at Sinharaja, Sri Lanka. Inside CTFS: Newsletter of the Center for Tropical Forest Science. Summer Volume, pp. 4-5, 11.

Harms, Kyle E. 2003. Torus-translation tests: Trees on a donut. Inside CTFS: Newsletter of the Center for Tropical Forest Science. Summer Volume, pp. 3, 10.

Harms, Kyle E. & Jessica R. Eberhard. 2003. Roosting behavior of the Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax) and roost locations on four southern Caribbean islands. Ornitología Neotropical 14:79-89.

Harms, Kyle E. & C. E. Timothy Paine. 2003. Regeneración de árboles tropicales e implicaciones para el manejo de bosques naturales. Ecosistemas 12:15-30.

2002

Harms, Kyle E. 2002. El tamaño de la semilla como una adaptación al daño físico. Pg. 349 in Manuel Guariguata & Gustavo Kattan, eds. Ecology of Neotropical Rainforests. Ediciones LUR, Cartago, Costa Rica.

Harms, Kyle E. 2002. Limitación en la dispersión. Pp. 347-348 in Manuel Guariguata & Gustavo Kattan, eds. Ecology of Neotropical Rainforests. Ediciones LUR, Cartago, Costa Rica.

2001

Harms, Kyle E., Richard Condit, Stephen P. Hubbell & Robin B. Foster. 2001. Habitat associations of trees and shrubs in a 50-ha neotropical forest plot. Journal of Ecology 89:947-959.
Supplementary material
Excel file - 7-habitat classification of the BCI 50-ha plot
Explanation of R code
Torus 2011 R code
TORUS-Habitats.txtTwoSppAbund.txt

Gilbert, Gregory S., Kyle E. Harms, David N. Hamill & Stephen P. Hubbell. 2001. Effects of seedling size, El Niño drought, seedling density, and distance to nearest conspecific adult on 6-year survival of Ocotea whitei seedlings in Panama. Oecologia 127:509-516.

2000

Harms, Kyle E., S. Joseph Wright, Osvaldo Calderón, Andrés Hernández & Edward Allen Herre. 2000. Pervasive density-dependent recruitment enhances seedling diversity in a tropical forest. Nature 404:493-495.

Harms, Kyle E. & James W. Dalling. 2000. A bruchid beetle and a viable seedling from a single diaspore of Attalea butyracea. Journal of Tropical Ecology 16:319-325.

Pre-2000

Dalling, James W. & Kyle E. Harms. 1999. Damage tolerance and cotyledonary resource use in the tropical tree Gustavia superba. Oikos 85:257-264.

Hubbell, Stephen P., Robin B. Foster, Sean T. O'Brien, Kyle E. Harms, Richard Condit, Benjamin Wechsler, S. Joseph Wright & Suzanne Loo de Lao. 1999. Light gap disturbances, recruitment limitation, and tree diversity in a Neotropical forest. Science 283:554-557. 

Dalling, James W., Kyle E. Harms & Rafael Aizprúa. 1997. Seed damage tolerance and seedling resprouting ability of Prioria copaifera in Panama. Journal of Tropical Ecology 13:481-490.

Harms, Kyle E. 1997. Pruebas estadísticas útiles para investigaciones de campo. Natura (Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí, Panama) 9:7-9.

Harms, Kyle E. & James W. Dalling. 1997. Damage and herbivory tolerance through resprouting as an advantage of large seed size in tropical trees and lianas. Journal of Tropical Ecology 13:617-621.

Harms, Kyle E., James W. Dalling & Rafael Aizprúa. 1997. Regeneration from cotyledons in Gustavia superba (Lecythidaceae). Biotropica 29:234-237.

Dalling, James W., Kyle E. Harms, Jessica R. Eberhard & Indra Candanedo. 1996. Natural history and uses of tagua (Phytelephas seemannii) in Panama. Principes 40:16-23.

Harms, Kyle E. 1996. ¿Cómo se miden los patrones de dispersión? Pp. 70-74 in Gregory S. Gilbert & Monica Mejía Ch., eds. Manual para las Investigaciones de Biología de Campo, Segunda Edición. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.

Harms, Kyle E. 1996. The supply-side ecology of the forest on BCI: A role for dispersal-limitation? Inside CTFS: Newsletter of the Center for Tropical Forest Science. Summer Volume, pg. 9.

Harms, Kyle E. & Annette Aiello. 1995. Seed-feeding tropical clear-wing moths: Aberrant behavior or common habit? Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49:43-48.

Harms, Kyle E. & James W. Dalling. 1995. Seasonal consistency despite variation in germination timing for Scheelea zonensis. Principes 39:104-106.

Harms, Kyle E. & Jorge A. Ahumada. 1992. Observations of an adult hummingbird provisioning an incubating adult. Wilson Bulletin 104:369-370.

Harms, Kyle E., Les D. Beletsky & Gordon H. Orians. 1991. Conspecific nest parasitism in three species of New World blackbirds. The Condor 93:967-974.