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Ricklefs, R. E.  1987.  Community diversity: relative roles of local and regional processes.  Science 235: 167-171. pdf

Renner, S. S., and R. E. Ricklefs.  1995.  Dioecy and its correlates in the flowering plants.  American Journal of Botany 82: 596-606. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 1997. Comparative demography of New World populations of thrushes (Turdus spp.). Ecological Monographs 67(1): 23-43. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and E. Bermingham. 1999. Taxon cycles in the Lesser Antillean avifauna. Ostrich 70: 49-59. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and I. J Lovette. 1999. The roles of island area per se and habitat diversity in the species-area relationships of four Lesser Antillean faunal groups. Journal of Animal Ecology 68: 1142-1160. pdf

Lovette, I. J., G. Seutin, R. E. Ricklefs, and E. Bermingham. 1999. The origins of an island fauna: a genetic assessment of sources and temporal patterns in the avian colonization of Barbados. Biological Invasions 1: 33-41. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2000. Intrinsic aging-related mortality in birds. Journal of Avian Biology 31: 103-111. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2000. Introduction, Special Section, Avian Life Histories. Condor 102: 1-2. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2000. Lack, Skutch, and Moreau: the early development of life-history thinking. Condor 102: 3-8. pdf

Qian, H., and R. E. Ricklefs. 2000. Large-scale processes and the Asian bias in temperate plant species diversity. Nature 407: 180-182. pdf

Apanius, V., N. Yorinks, E. Bermingham, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2000. Island and taxon effects in the prevalence of blood parasites and activity of the immune system in Lesser Antillean birds. Ecology 81(7): 1959-1969. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2000. Density dependence, evolutionary optimization, and the diversification of avian life histories. Condor 102: 9-22. pdf

Morand, S., and R. E. Ricklefs. 2001. Genome size, longevity, and the development time in birds: a comment on Monaghan and Metcalfe. Trends in Genetics 17(10): 567-568. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and E. Bermingham. 2001. Nonequilibrium diversity dynamics of the Lesser Antillean avifauna. Science 294 (16 November): 1522-1524. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and E. Bermingham. 2002. Islands, equilibria, and speciation. [Response to a technical comment by J. L. Cherry, F. R. Adler, and K. P. Johnson.] Science 296 (10 May): 975a. pdf

Fair, J.M., and R. E. Ricklefs. 2002. Physiological, growth, and immune responses of Japanese quail chicks to the multiple stressors of immunological challenge and lead shot. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 42(1): 77-87. pdf

Lovette, I. J., E. Bermingham, and R.E. Ricklefs. 2002. Clade-specific morphological diversification and adaptive radiation in Hawaiian songbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences 269, 37-42. pdf

Lill, J. T., R. J. Marquis, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2002. Host plants influence parasitism of forest caterpillars. Nature 417 (9 May): 170-173. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and S. M. Fallon. 2002. Diversification and host switching in avian malaria parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269: 885-892. pdf Electronic appendices: pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2002. Sibling competition, chick solicitation, and parental response. Pp. 283-301 in J. Wright and M. L. Leonard (Eds.), The Evolution of Begging: Competition, Cooperation and Communication. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and M. Wikelski. 2002. The physiology-life history nexus. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17(10): 462-468. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and A. Scheuerlein. 2002. Biological implications of the Weibull and Gompertz models of aging. Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences 57A(2): B69-B76. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and E. Bermingham. 2002. The concept of the taxon cycle in biogeography. Global Ecology and Biogeography 11: 353-361. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2002. Splendid isolation: historical ecology of the South American passerine fauna. Journal of Avian Biology 33: 207-211. pdf

Tella, J. L., A. Scheuerlein, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2002. Is cell-mediated immunity related to the evolution of life-history strategies in birds? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269(1495): 1059-1066. pdf

Bakken, G. S., J. B. Williams, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2002/3. Metabolic response to wind of downy chicks of Arctic-breeding shorebirds (Scolopacidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 205: 3435-3443. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2003. A comment on Hubbell’s zero-sum ecological drift model. Oikos 100(1): 185-192. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2003. Rate of ontogenetic growth: constraint by supply or demand? Functional Ecology 17(3): 384–393. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. Global diversification rates of passerine birds. 2003. Proceedings of the Royal Society – Series B: Biological Sciences 270: 2285-2291. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and J. B. Williams. 2003. Metabolic responses of shorebird chicks to cold stress: hysteresis of cooling and warming phases. Journal of Experimental Biology 206: 2883-2893. pdf

Guo, Q., M. Kato, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2003. Life history, diversity and distribution: a study of Japanese pteridophytes. Ecography 26:129-138. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2003. Genetics, evolution, and ecological communities. Ecology 84: 588-591. pdf

Fallon, S. M., E. Bermingham, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2003. Island and taxon effects in parasitism revisited: avian malaria in the Lesser Antilles. Evolution 57(3): 606-615. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and A. Scheuerlein. 2003. Life span as a component of avian life histories. Population Development and Review 29, Supplement: 71-98. pdf

Krijgsveld, K. L., J. W. H. Reneerkens, G. D. McNett, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2003. Time budgets and body temperatures of American golden-plover chicks in relation to ambient temperature. Condor 105: 268-278. pdf

Fair, J. M., O. B. Myers, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2003. Immune and growth response of western bluebirds and ash-throated flycatchers to soil contaminants. Ecological Applications 13(6): 1817-1829. pdf

Choi, I.-H., J. H. Shim, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2003. Morphometric relationships of take-off speed in anuran amphibians. Journal of Experimental Zoology 299A: 99-102. pdf

Fallon, S. M., R. E. Ricklefs, B. L. Swanson, and E. Bermingham. 2003. Detecting avian malaria: An improved polymerase chain reaction diagnostic. Journal of Parasitology 89(5): 1044-1047. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2004. A comprehensive framework for global patterns in biodiversity. Ecology Letters 7: 1-15. pdf

Joseph, L., T. Wilke, E. Bermingham, D. Alpers, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2004. Towards a phylogenetic framework for the evolution of shakes, rattles and rolls in Myiarchus tyrant-flycatchers (Aves: Passeriformes: Tyrannidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 139-152. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. S. M. Fallon, and E. Bermingham. 2004. Evolutionary relationships, cospeciation, and host switching in avian malaria parasites. Systematic Biology 53(1): 111-119. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., H. Qian, and P. S. White. 2004. The region effect on mesoscale plant species richness between eastern Asia and eastern North America. Ecography 27: 129-136. pdf

Qian, H., and R. E. Ricklefs. 2004. Geographic distribution and ecological conservatism of disjunct genera of vascular plants in eastern Asia and eastern North America. Journal of Ecology 92: 253-265. pdf

Scheuerlein, A., and R. E. Ricklefs. 2004. Prevalence of blood parasites in European passeriform birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Series B: Biological Sciences 271: 1363-1370. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and E. Bermingham. 2004. History and the species-area relationship in Lesser Antillean birds. American Naturalist 163(2): 227-239. pdf

Fallon, S., R. E. Ricklefs, S. Latta, and E. Bermingham. 2004. Temporal stability of insular avian malarial parasite communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Series B: Biological Sciences 271: 493-500. pdf

Qian, H., and R. E. Ricklefs. 2004. Climate and taxonomic richness in angiosperms: is there a globally consistent relationship that precludes region effects? American Naturalist 163: 773-779. pdf

Tieleman, B. I., J. B. Williams, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2004. Nest attentiveness and egg temperature do not explain variation in the incubation periods of tropical birds. Functional Ecology 18: 571-577. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2004. Cladogenesis and morphological diversification in passerine birds. Nature 430: 338-341. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2004. The cognitive face of avian life histories. Wilson Bulletin 116(2): 119-133. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and E. Bermingham. 2004. Application of Johnson et al.’s speciation threshold model to apparent colonization times of island biotas. Evolution 58(8): 1664-1673. pdf

Xiang, Q.-Y., W. H. Zhang, R. E. Ricklefs, H. Qian, Z. D. Cheng, J. Wen, and J. H. Li. 2004. Regional differences rates of plant speciation and molecular evolution: a comparison between eastern Asia and eastern North America. Evolution 58(10): 2175-2184. pdf

Qian, H., R. E. Ricklefs, and P. S. White. 2004. Beta diversity of angiosperms in temperate floras of eastern Asia and eastern North America. Ecology Letters 7: 000-000. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2004.00682.x  pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2005. Historical and ecological dimensions of global patterns in plant diversity. Biologiske Skrifter (Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters) 55: 583-603. pdf

Matson, K. D., R. E. Ricklefs, and K. C. Klasing. 2005. A hemolysis-hemagglutination assay for characterizing constitutive innate humoral immunity in wild and domestic birds. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 29(3): 275-286. pdf

Fallon, S. M., E. Bermingham, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2005. Host specialization and geographic localization of avian malaria parasites: a regional analysis in the Lesser Antilles. American Naturalist 165(4): 466-480. pdf Appendix pdf

Mendes, L., T. Piersma, M. Lecoq, B. Spaans, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2005. Disease-limited distributions? Contrasts in the prevalence of avian malaria in shorebird species using marine and freshwater habitats. Oikos 109(2): 396-404. pdf

Morand, S., and R. E. Ricklefs. 2005. Genome size is not related to life history traits in primates. Genome 48(2): 273-278. pdf

Tieleman, B. I., J. B. Williams, R. E. Ricklefs, and K. C. Klasing. 2005. Constitutive innate immunity is a component of the pace-of-life syndrome in tropical birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – B: Biological Sciences 272(1573): 1715-1720. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2005. Small clades at the periphery of passerine morphological space. American Naturalist 165(6): 651–659. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and S. Rohwer. 2005. Comparative demography of New World populations of thrushes (Turdus spp.): reply. Ecology 86(9): 2541-2544. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., B. Swanson, S. M. Fallon, A. Martinez, A. Scheuerlein, J. Gray, and S. L. Latta. 2005. Community relationships of avian malaria parasites in southern Missouri. Ecological Monographs 75(4): 543–559. pdf

Cadena, C. D., R. E. Ricklefs, I. Jimenez, and E. Bermingham. 2005. Is speciation driven by species diversity? Nature 438 (3 November 2005), doi:10.1038/nature04308. pdf  Supplemental materials pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2005. Taxon cycles: insights from invasive species. Pp. 165-199 in D. F. Sax, J. J. Stachowicz, and S. D. Gaines (Eds.), Species Invasions. Insights into Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts. pdf

Matson, K. D., A. A. Cohen, K. C. Klasing, R. E. Ricklefs, and A. Scheuerlein. 2005. No simple answers for ecological immunology: relationships among immune indices at the individual level break down at the species level in waterfowl. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – B: Biological Sciences, published online. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2006. Time, species, and the generation of trait variance in clades. Systematic Biology 55(1): 151-159. pdf

Guo, Q., H. Qian, R. E. Ricklefs, and W. Xi. 2006. Distributions of exotic plants in eastern Asia and North America. Ecology Letters 9(7); 827-834. pdf

Mendes, L., T. Piersma, D. Hasselquist, K D. Matson, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2006. Variation in the innate and acquired arms of the immune system among five shorebird species. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 284-291. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2006. The unified neutral theory of biodiversity: do the numbers add up? Ecology 87(6): 1424-1431. pdf

Lee, K. A., L. B. Martin II, D. Hasselquist, R. E. Ricklefs, and M. Wikelski. 2006. Contrasting adaptive immune defenses and blood parasite prevalence in closely related Passer sparrows. Oecologia 150(3): 383-392. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2006. Embryo development and aging in birds and mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B: Biological Sciences, doi:10.1098/rspb.2006.3544. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2006. Evolutionary diversification and the origin of the diversity-environment relationship. Ecology 87(7) Supplement: S3-S13. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E. 2006. Global variation in the diversification rate of passerine birds. Ecology 87(10): 2468-2478. pdf

Qian, H., and R. E. Ricklefs. 2006. The role of exotic species in homogenizing the North American flora. Ecology Letters 9: 1293-1298. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., A. E. Schwarzbach, and S. S. Renner. 2006. Rate of lineage origin explains the diversity anomaly in the world’s mangrove vegetation. American Naturalist 168(6): 805-810. pdf

Ricklefs, R. E., and E. Bermingham. 2007. Evolutionary radiations of passerine birds in archipelagoes. American Naturalist 169(3): 285-297. pdf Appendix pdf