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Etienne group - Publications


van Els, P., Herrera-Alsina, L., Pigot, A. L., & Etienne, R. S. (2021). Evolutionary dynamics of the elevational diversity gradient in passerine birds. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 5(9), 1259-1265.
Aduse-Poku, K., van Bergen, E., Sáfián, S., Collins, S. C., Etienne, R. S., Herrera-Alsina, L., Brakefield, P. M., Brattström, O., Lohman, D. J., & Wahlberg, N. (2021). Miocene Climate and Habitat Change Drove Diversification in Bicyclus, Africa's Largest Radiation of Satyrine Butterflies. Systematic biology.
Richter Mendoza, F. (2021). Inferring the drivers of species diversification: Using statistical network science. University of Groningen.
Laudanno, G. (2021). What fruits can we get from this tree? A journey in phylogenetic inference through likelihood modeling. University of Groningen.
Goldenberg, J., D'Alba, L., Bisschop, K., Vanthournout, B., & Shawkey, M. D. (2021). Substrate thermal properties influence ventral brightness evolution in ectotherms. Communications biology, 4(1), [26].
Janzen, T., & Miró Pina, V. (2021). Estimating the time since admixture from phased and unphased molecular data. Molecular Ecology Resources.
Janzen, T., & Diaz, F. (2021). Individual-based simulations of genome evolution with ancestry: The GenomeAdmixR R package. Methods in ecology and evolution, 12(8), 1346-1357.


Laudanno, G., Haegeman, B., Rabosky, D. L., & Etienne, R. S. (2021). Detecting lineage-specific shifts in diversification: A proper likelihood approach. Systematic biology, 70(2), 389–407.
Xu, L., van Doorn, S., Hildenbrandt, H., & Etienne, R. S. (2021). Inferring the effect of species interactions on trait evolution. Systematic biology, 70(3), 463–479.
Hendriks, K. P., Bisschop, K., Kortenbosch, H. H., Kavanagh, J. C., Larue, A. E. A., Phung, C-C., Bonte, D., Duijm, E. J., Falcão Salles, J., Pigot, A. L., Richter Mendoza, F. J., Schilthuizen, M., Anderson, M. J., Speksnijder, A. G. C. L., & Etienne, R. S. (2021). Microbiome and environment explain the absence of correlations between consumers and their diet in Bornean microsnails. Ecology, 102(2), [e03237].
Bilderbeek, R. J. C., Laudanno, G., & Etienne, R. S. (2021). Quantifying the impact of an inference model in Bayesian phylogenetics. Methods in ecology and evolution, 12(2), 351-358.
Valente, L., Phillimore, A. B., Melo, M., Warren, B. H., Clegg, S. M., Havenstein, K., Tiedemann, R., Illera, J. C., Thébaud, C., Aschenbach, T., & Etienne, R. S. (2020). A simple dynamic model explains the diversity of island birds worldwide. Nature, 579(7797), 92-96.
Laudanno, G., Haegeman, B., & Etienne, R. S. (2020). Additional analytical support for a new method to compute the likelihood of diversification models. Bulletin of mathematical biology, 82(2), [22].
Pannetier, T., Martinez, C., Bunnefeld, L., & Etienne, R. S. (2020). Branching patterns in phylogenies cannot distinguish diversity-dependent diversification from time-dependent diversification. Evolution.
Janzen, T., Zotz, G., & Etienne, R. S. (2020). Community structure of vascular epiphytes: A neutral perspective. Oikos, 129(6), 853-867.
Etienne, R. (Author), Lima Valente, L. (Author), Phillimore, A. B. (Author), Haegeman, B. (Author), Lambert, J. (Author), Neves, P. (Author), Xie, S. (Author), Bilderbeek, R. (Author), Hauffe, T. (Other), Laudanno, G. (Other), Kristensen, N. (Other), & Scherrer, R. (Other). (2020). DAISIE: Dynamical Assembly of Islands by Speciation, Immigration and Extinction. Software, Comprehensive R Archive Network.,
Richter, F., Haegeman, B., Etienne, R. S., & Wit, E. C. (2020). Introducing a general class of species diversification models for phylogenetic trees. Statistica Neerlandica, 74(3), 261-274.
Hauffe, T., Delicado, D., Etienne, R. S., & Valente, L. (2020). Lake expansion elevates equilibrium diversity via increasing colonization. Journal of Biogeography, 47(9), 1849-1860.
Bisschop, K., Mortier, F., Bonte, D., & Etienne, R. (2020). Performance in a novel environment subject to ghost competition. PeerJ, 8(4), [8931].
Alzate, A., Onstein, R. E., Etienne, R. S., & Bonte, D. (2020). The role of preadaptation, propagule pressure and competition in the colonization of new habitats. Oikos, 129(6), 820-829.
van Eldijk, T., Bisschop, K., & Etienne, R. (2020). Uniting community ecology and evolutionary rescue theory: Community-Wide Rescue leads to a rapid loss of rare species. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, [552268].
Ekkers, D., Branco dos Santos, F., Mallon, C., Bruggeman, F., & Doorn, van, S. (2020). The omnistat: A flexible continuous-culture system for prolonged experimental evolution. Methods in ecology and evolution, 11(8), 932-942.
Xu, L. (2020). Modelling species interactions in macroevolution and macroecology. University of Groningen.
Bisschop, K. (2020). The spatial and community-context of ecological specialisation. University of Groningen.
Bilderbeek, R. (Author). (2020). Call BEAST2 for Bayesian evolutionary analysis from R. Web publication/site, ROpenSci.
Bilderbeek, R. J. C. (2020). Speciation and the error we make in phylogenetic inference. University of Groningen.


Etienne, R. S., Cabral, J. S., Hagen, O., Hartig, F., Hurlbert, A. H., Pellissier, L., Pontarp, M., & Storch, D. (2019). A minimal model for the latitudinal diversity gradient suggests a dominant role for ecological limits. The American Naturalist, 194(5), E122-E133.
Alzate, A., Janzen, T., Bonte, D., Rosindell, J., & Etienne, R. S. (2019). A simple spatially explicit neutral model explains the range size distribution of reef fishes. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28(7), 875-890.
Valente, L., Etienne, R. S., & Garcia-R, J. C. (2019). Deep macroevolutionary impact of humans on New Zealand's unique avifauna. Current Biology, 29(15), 2563-2569. [e4].
Alzate, A., Etienne, R. S., & Bonte, D. (2019). Experimental island biogeography demonstrates the importance of island size and dispersal for the adaptation to novel habitats. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28(2), 238-247.
van Els, P., Norambuena, H. V., & Etienne, R. S. (2019). From pampa to puna: Biogeography and diversification of a group of Neotropical obligate grassland birds (Anthus: Motacillidae). Journal of zoological systematics and evolutionary research, 57(3), 485-496.
Alzate, A., van der Plas, F., Zapata, F. A., Bonte, D., & Etienne, R. S. (2019). Incomplete datasets obscure associations between traits affecting dispersal ability and geographic range size of reef fishes in the Tropical Eastern Pacific. Ecology and Evolution, 9(4), 1567-1577.
Hendriks, K. P., Alciatore, G., Schilthuizen, M., & Etienne, R. S. (2019). Phylogeography of Bornean land snails suggests long-distance dispersal as a cause of endemism. Journal of Biogeography, 46(5), 932-944.
Pontarp, M., Bunnefeld, L., Cabral, J. S., Etienne, R. S., Fritz, S. A., Gillespie, R., Graham, C. H., Hagen, O., Hartig, F., Huang, S., Jansson, R., Maliet, O., Münkemüller, T., Pellissier, L., Rangel, T. F., Storch, D., Wiegand, T., & Hurlbert, A. H. (2019). The Latitudinal Diversity Gradient: Novel Understanding through Mechanistic Eco-evolutionary. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 34(3), 211-223.
Bisschop, K., Mortier, F., Etienne, R. S., & Bonte, D. (2019). Transient local adaptation and source-sink dynamics in experimental populations experiencing spatially heterogeneous environments. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 286(1905), [20190738].
McGill, B. J., Chase, J. M., Hortal, J., Overcast, I., Rominger, A. J., Rosindell, J., Borges, P. A. V., Emerson, B. C., Etienne, R., Hickerson, M. J., Mahler, D. L., Massol, F., McGaughran, A., Neves, P., Parent, C., Patiño, J., Ruffley, M., Wagner, C. E., & Gillespie, R. (2019). Unifying macroecology and macroevolution to answer fundamental questions about biodiversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28(12), 1925-1936.
Zhang, Z., Bendixsen, D. P., Janzen, T., Nolte, A. W., Greig, D., & Stelkens, R. (2020). Recombining Your Way Out of Trouble: The Genetic Architecture of Hybrid Fitness under Environmental Stress. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 37(1), 167-182.
Lavretsky, P., Janzen, T., & McCracken, K. G. (2019). Identifying hybrids & the genomics of hybridization: Mallards & American black ducks of Eastern North America. Ecology and Evolution, 9(6), 3470-3490.


Herrera-Alsina, L., van Els, P., & Etienne, R. S. (2019). Detecting the dependence of diversification on multiple traits from phylogenetic trees and trait data. Systematic biology, 68(2), 317-328.
Mitchell, J. S., Etienne, R. S., & Rabosky, D. L. (2019). Inferring Diversification Rate Variation From Phylogenies With Fossils. Systematic biology, 68(1), 1-18.
Bilderbeek, R. J. C., & Etienne, R. S. (2018). babette: BEAUti 2, BEAST2 and Tracer for R. Methods in ecology and evolution, 9(9), 2034-2040.
Xu, L., & Etienne, R. S. (2018). Detecting local diversity-dependence in diversification. Evolution, 72(6), 1294-1305.
Gorsich, E. E., Etienne, R. S., Medlock, J., Beechler, B. R., Spaan, J. M., Spaan, R. S., Ezenwa, V. O., & Jolles, A. E. (2018). Opposite outcomes of coinfection at individual and population scales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(29), 7545-7550.
Aduse-Poku, K., Molleman, F., Oduro, W., Oppong, S. K., Lohman, D. J., & Etienne, R. S. (2018). Relative contribution of neutral and deterministic processes in shaping fruit-feeding butterfly assemblages in Afrotropical forests. Ecology and Evolution, 8(1), 296-308.
Simonet, C., Scherrer, R., Rego-Costa, A., & Etienne, R. S. (2018). Robustness of the approximate likelihood of the protracted speciation model. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 31(3), 469-479.
Herrera-Alsina, L., Pigot, A. L., Hildenbrandt, H., & Etienne, R. S. (2018). The influence of ecological and geographic limits on the evolution of species distributions and diversity. Evolution, 72(10), 1978-1991.
Valente, L., Phillimore, A. B., & Etienne, R. (2018). Using molecular phylogenies in island biogeography: It's about time. Ecography, 41(10), 1684-1686.
Mallon, C. A., Le Roux, X., van Doorn, G. S., Dini-Andreote, F., Poly, F., & Salles, J. F. (2018). The impact of failure: Unsuccessful bacterial invasions steer the soil microbial community away from the invader's niche. The ISME journal, 12(3), 728-741.
Bilderbeek, R. (2018, Jun 25). The babette R Package: How to Sooth the Phylogenetic BEAST2. British Ecological Society.
Janzen, T. (Developer). (2018). junctions R package. Software
Janzen, T., Nolte, A. W., & Traulsen, A. (2018). The breakdown of genomic ancestry blocks in hybrid lineages given a finite number of recombination sites. Evolution, 72(4), 735-750.


Haegeman, B., & Etienne, R. S. (2017). A general sampling formula for community structure data. Methods in ecology and evolution, 8(11), 1506-1519.
Janzen, T., Alzate Vallejo, A., Muschick, M., Maan, M. E., van der Plas, F., & Etienne, R. S. (2017). Community assembly in Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish: Quantifying the contributions of both niche-based and neutral processes. Ecology and Evolution, 7(4), 1057-1067.
Etienne, R. S. (2017). Corrigendum. Evolution, 71(10), 2543.
Valente, L., Illera, J. C., Havenstein, K., Pallien, T., Etienne, R. S., & Tiedemann, R. (2017). Equilibrium Bird Species Diversity in Atlantic Islands. Current Biology, 27(11), 1660-1666.
Alzate Vallejo, A., Bisschop, K., Etienne, R. S., & Bonte, D. (2017). Interspecific competition counteracts negative effects of dispersal on adaptation of an arthropod herbivore to a new host. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30(11), 1966-1977.
Valente, L., Etienne, R. S., & Davalos, L. M. (2017). Recent extinctions disturb path to equilibrium diversity in Caribbean bats. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, [0026 (2017)].
Bilderbeek, R. (2017). Raising your code to professional standards. Software Developers Journal (SDJournal).
Boynton, P. J., Janzen, T., & Greig, D. (2018). Modeling the contributions of chromosome segregation errors and aneuploidy to Saccharomyces hybrid sterility. Yeast, 35(1), 85-98.


Etienne, R. S., Pigot, A. L., & Phillimore, A. B. (2016). How reliably can we infer diversity-dependent diversification from phylogenies? Methods in ecology and evolution, 7(9), 1092-1099.
Liu, X., Liang, M., Etienne, R. S., Gilbert, G. S., & Yu, S. (2016). Phylogenetic congruence between subtropical trees and their associated fungi. Ecology and Evolution, 6(23), 8412-8422.
Encinas-Viso, F., Alonso, D., Klironomos, J. N., Etienne, R. S., & Chang, E. R. (2016). Plant-mycorrhizal fungus co-occurrence network lacks substantial structure. Oikos, 125(4), 457-467.
Pigot, A. L., Bregman, T., Sheard, C., Daly, B., Etienne, R. S., & Tobias, J. A. (2016). Quantifying species contributions to ecosystem processes: A global assessment of functional trait and phylogenetic metrics across avian seed-dispersal networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 283(1844), [20161597].
van Velzen, E., Perez Vila, S., & Etienne, R. S. (2016). The Role of Within-Host Competition for Coexistence in Multiparasitoid-Host Systems. American Naturalist, 187(1), 48-59.
Price, S. L., Etienne, R. S., & Powell, S. (2016). Tightly congruent bursts of lineage and phenotypic diversification identified in a continental ant radiation. Evolution, 70(4), 903-912.
van den Bogaart, A. C. M., Bilderbeek, R., Schaap, H., Hummel, H. G. K., & Kirschner, P. A. (2016). A computer-supported method to reveal and assess Personal Professional Theories in vocational education. Technology, Pedagogy and Education.
Bilderbeek, R. (Developer). (2016). Brainweaver. Software
Janzen, T. (Developer), & Bilderbeek, R. (Other). (2016). nLTT R package. Software


Pigot, A. L., & Etienne, R. S. (2015). A new dynamic null model for phylogenetic community structure. Ecology Letters, 18(2), 153-163.
van der Plas, F., Janzen, T., Ordonez, A., Fokkema, W., Reinders, J., Etienne, R. S., & Olff, H. (2015). A new modeling approach estimates the relative importance of different community assembly processes. Ecology, 96(6), 1502-1515.
Janzen, T., Haegeman, B., & Etienne, R. S. (2015). A sampling formula for ecological communities with multiple dispersal syndromes. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 374, 94–106.
Janzen, T., Haegeman, B., & Etienne, R. S. (2015). A sampling formula for ecological communities with multiple dispersal syndromes (vol 387, pg 258, 2015). Journal of Theoretical Biology, 387, 258-261.
Janzen, T., Hoehna, S., & Etienne, R. S. (2015). Approximate Bayesian Computation of diversification rates from molecular phylogenies: Introducing a new efficient summary statistic, the nLTT. Methods in ecology and evolution, 6(5), 566-575.
Liang, M., Liu, X., Etienne, R. S., Huang, F., Wang, Y., & Yu, S. (2015). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi counteract the Janzen-Connell effect of soil pathogens. Ecology, 96(2), 562-574.
Etienne, R. (Developer), & Bilderbeek, R. (Other). (2015). Collaborator in maintaining the PBD R package. Software
Valente, L. M., Phillimore, A. B., & Etienne, R. S. (2015). Equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics simultaneously operate in the Galápagos islands. Ecology Letters, 18(8), 844-852.
Liu, X., Etienne, R. S., Liang, M., Wang, Y., & Yu, S. (2015). Experimental evidence for an intraspecific Janzen-Connell effect mediated by soil biota. Ecology, 96(3), 662-671.
Sánchez-Ramírez, S., Etienne, R. S., & Moncalvo, J-M. (2015). High speciation rate at temperate latitudes explains unusual diversity gradients in a clade of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Evolution, 69(8), 2196-2209.
Hubert, N., Calcagno, V., Etienne, R. S., & Mouquet, N. (2015). Metacommunity speciation models and their implications for diversification theory. Ecology Letters, 18(8).
van Velzen, E., & Etienne, R. S. (2015). The importance of ecological costs for the evolution of plant defense against herbivory. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 372, 89-99.
Rosindell, J., Harmon, L. J., & Etienne, R. S. (2015). Unifying ecology and macroevolution with individual-based theory. Ecology Letters, 18(5), 472-482.
Al Hammal, O., Alonso, D., Etienne, R. S., & Cornell, S. J. (2015). When can species abundance data reveal non-neutrality? PLoS Computational Biology, 11(3), [e1004134].
Mallon, C. A., Elsas, J. D. V., & Salles, J. F. (2015). Microbial Invasions: The process, patterns, and mechanisms. Trends in Microbiology, 23(11), 719-729.
Mallon, C. A., Poly, F., Le Roux, X., Marring, I., van Elsas, J. D., & Falcao Salles, J. (2015). Resource pulses can alleviate the biodiversity-invasion relationship in soil microbial communities. Ecology, 96(4), 915-926.
Mallon, C. A. (2015). Soil microbial invasions: Patterns, mechanisms, and impacts garnered from Escherichia coli invasions into soil. University of Groningen.
Ruifrok, J. L., Janzen, T., Kuijper, D. P. J., Rietkerk, M., Olff, H., & Smit, C. (2015). Cyclical succession in grazed ecosystems: The importance of interactions between different-sized herbivores and different-sized predators. Theoretical Population Biology, 101, 31-39.
Janzen, T. (2015). What lies beneath? How patterns in ecology and evolution inform us about underlying processes. [S.n.].


Lambert, A., Morlon, H., & Etienne, R. S. (2015). The reconstructed tree in the lineage-based model of protracted speciation. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 70(1-2), 367-397.
Etienne, R. S., Morlon, H., & Lambert, A. (2014). Estimating the duration of speciation from phylogenies. Evolution, 68(8), 2430-2440.
Encinas-Viso, F., Revilla, T. A., Van Velzen, E., & Etienne, R. S. (2014). Frugivores and cheap fruits make fruiting fruitful. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(2), 313-324.
Haegeman, B., Sari, T., & Etienne, R. S. (2014). Predicting coexistence of plants subject to a tolerance-competition trade-off. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 68(7), 1815-1847.
Encinas-Viso, F., Revilla, T. A., & Etienne, R. S. (2014). Shifts in pollinator population structure may jeopardize pollination service. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 352, 24-30.
Valente, L. M., Etienne, R. S., & Phillimore, A. B. (2014). The effects of island ontogeny on species diversity and phylogeny. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 281(1784), [20133227].
Falcao Salles, J., & Mallon, C. (2014). Invasive plant species set up their own niche. New Phytologist, 204(3), 435–437.
Janzen, T. (Developer). (2014). GUILDS R Package. Software
Janzen, T. (Developer), & van der Plas, A. (Developer). (2014). STEPCAM R Package. Software


Lee, J. E., Buckley, H. L., Etienne, R. S., & Lear, G. (2013). Both species sorting and neutral processes drive assembly of bacterial communities in aquatic microcosms. FEMS Microbial Ecology, 86(2), 288-302.
van Leeuwen, E., & Etienne, R. S. (2013). Caught in the middle: Asymmetric competition causes high variance in intermediate trait abundances. Theoretical Population Biology, 85, 26-37.
te Beest, M., Elschot, K., Olff, H., & Etienne, R. S. (2013). Invasion success in a marginal habitat: An experimental test of competitive ability and drought tolerance in Chromolaena odorata. PLoS ONE, 8(8), [e68274].
McInerny, G. J., & Etienne, R. S. (2013). 'Niche' or 'distribution' modelling? A response to Warren. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28(4), 191-192.
van Velzen, E., & Etienne, R. S. (2013). The evolution and coexistence of generalist and specialist herbivores under between-plant competition. Theoretical ecology, 6(1), 87-98.


Etienne, R. S., & Haegeman, B. (2012). A conceptual and statistical framework for adaptive radiations with a key role for diversity dependence. American Naturalist, 180(4), E75-E89.
Rosindell, J., Jansen, P. A., & Etienne, R. S. (2012). Age structure in neutral theory resolves inconsistencies related to reproductive-size threshold. Journal of plant ecology, 5(1), 64-71.
Linder, H. P., Bykova, O., Dyke, J., Etienne, R. S., Hickler, T., Kuehn, I., Marion, G., Ohlemueller, R., Schymanski, S. J., & Singer, A. (2012). Biotic modifiers, environmental modulation and species distribution models. Journal of Biogeography, 39(12), 2179-2190.
Etienne, R. S., de Visser, S. N., Janzen, T., Olsen, J. L., Olff, H., & Rosindell, J. (2012). Can clade age alone explain the relationship between body size and diversity? Interface Focus, 2(2), 170-179.
Etienne, R. S., & Rosindell, J. (2012). Comment on "Global Correlations in Tropical Tree Species Richness and Abundance Reject Neutrality". Science, 336(6089).
McInerny, G. J., & Etienne, R. S. (2012). Ditch the niche - is the niche a useful concept in ecology or species distribution modelling? Journal of Biogeography, 39(12), 2096-2102.
Etienne, R. S., Haegeman, B., Stadler, T., Aze, T., Pearson, P. N., Purvis, A., & Phillimore, A. B. (2012). Diversity-dependence brings molecular phylogenies closer to agreement with the fossil record. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 279(1732), 1300-1309.
Melian, C. J., Alonso, D., Allesina, S., Condit, R. S., & Etienne, R. S. (2012). Does sex speed up evolutionary rate and increase biodiversity? PLoS Computational Biology, 8(3), [1002414].
Jonsson, K. A., Fabre, P-H., Fritz, S. A., Etienne, R. S., Ricklefs, R. E., Jorgensen, T. B., Fjeldsa, J., Rahbek, C., Ericson, P. G. P., Woog, F., Pasquet, E., & Irestedt, M. (2012). Ecological and evolutionary determinants for the adaptive radiation of the Madagascan vangas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(17), 6620-6625.
Liu, X., Liang, M., Etienne, R. S., Wang, Y., Staehelin, C., & Yu, S. (2012). Experimental evidence for a phylogenetic Janzen-Connell effect in a subtropical forest. Ecology Letters, 15(2), 111-118.
Encinas Viso, F., Revilla, T. A., & Etienne, R. S. (2012). Phenology drives mutualistic network structure and diversity. Ecology Letters, 15(3), 198-208.
McInerny, G. J., & Etienne, R. S. (2012). Pitch the niche - taking responsibility for the concepts we use in ecology and species distribution modelling. Journal of Biogeography, 39(12), 2112-2118.
Etienne, R. S., & Rosindell, J. (2012). Prolonging the past counteracts the pull of the present: Protracted speciation can explain observed slowdowns in diversification. Systematic biology, 61(2), 204-213.
McInerny, G. J., & Etienne, R. S. (2012). Stitch the niche - a practical philosophy and visual schematic for the niche concept. Journal of Biogeography, 39(12), 2103-2111.
Price, C. A., Weitz, J. S., Savage, V. M., Stegen, J., Clarke, A., Coomes, D. A., Dodds, P. S., Etienne, R. S., Kerkhoff, A. J., McCulloh, K., Niklas, K. J., Olff, H., & Swenson, N. G. (2012). Testing the metabolic theory of ecology. Ecology Letters, 15(12), 1465-1474.
Rosindell, J., Hubbell, S. P., He, F., Harmon, L. J., & Etienne, R. S. (2012). The case for ecological neutral theory. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 27(4), 203-208.
Wennekes, P. L., Rosindell, J., & Etienne, R. S. (2012). The Neutral-Niche Debate: A Philosophical Perspective. Acta biotheoretica, 60(3), 257-271.
van Elsas, J. D., Chiurazzi, M., Mallon, C. A., Elhottova, D., Kristufek, V., & Salles, J. F. (2012). Microbial diversity determines the invasion of soil by a bacterial pathogen. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(4), 1159 - 1164.


Hawley, D. M., Etienne, R. S., Ezenwa, V. O., & Jolles, A. E. (2011). Does Animal Behavior Underlie Covariation Between Hosts' Exposure to Infectious Agents and Susceptibility to Infection? Implications for Disease Dynamics. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51(4), 528-539.
Haegeman, B., & Etienne, R. S. (2011). Independent species in independent niches behave neutrally. Oikos, 120(7), 961-963.
Du, X., Zhou, S., & Etienne, R. S. (2011). Negative density dependence can offset the effect of species competitive asymmetry: A niche-based mechanism for neutral-like patterns. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 278(1), 127-134.
Etienne, R. S., & Haegeman, B. (2011). The neutral theory of biodiversity with random fission speciation. Theoretical ecology, 4(1), 87-109.
Etienne, R. S., & Rosindell, J. (2011). The Spatial Limitations of Current Neutral Models of Biodiversity. PLoS ONE, 6(3), [14717].
Rosindell, J., Hubbell, S. P., & Etienne, R. S. (2011). The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography at Age Ten. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26(7), 340-348.


Haegeman, B., & Etienne, R. S. (2010). Entropy Maximization and the Spatial Distribution of Species. American Naturalist, 175(4), E74-E90.
Ezenwa, V. O., Etienne, R. S., Luikart, G., Beja-Pereira, A., & Jolles, A. E. (2010). Hidden Consequences of Living in a Wormy World: Nematode-Induced Immune Suppression Facilitates Tuberculosis Invasion in African Buffalo. American Naturalist, 176(5), 613-624.
Rosindell, J., Cornell, S. J., Hubbell, S. P., & Etienne, R. S. (2010). Protracted speciation revitalizes the neutral theory of biodiversity. Ecology Letters, 13(6), 716-727.
Haegeman, B., & Etienne, R. S. (2010). Self-consistent approach for neutral community models with speciation. Physical Review E, 81(3), [031911].


Perry, G. L. W., Enright, N. J., Miller, B. P., Lamont, B. B., & Etienne, R. S. (2009). Dispersal, edaphic fidelity and speciation in species-rich Western Australian shrublands: evaluating a neutral model of biodiversity. Oikos, 118(9), 1349-1362.
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