In press

  1. rtrees: an R package to assemble phylogenetic trees from megatrees. Li D.., Ecography. In press.
  2. Co-occurring bunchgrasses are associated with different plant species in dry pine savannas. Baruzzi C., Li D., Fill J., and Crandall R., Restoration Ecology. In press.
  3. Phylogenetic diversity of eastern Asia–eastern North America disjunct plants is mainly associated with divergence time. Han Y., ...including Li D., ... Plant Diversity. In press.


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  1. Global Patterns and Drivers of Raptor Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity
    §Montaño-Centellas F., Baiser B., McGrew A., Trotta L., Li D.,
  2. Phenological Research Based on Natural History Collections: Practical Guidelines and a Lepidopteran Case Study
    Belitz M. W., Larsen E. A., Shirey V., Li D., Guralnick R. P.,
  3. Effects of Non-Native Species on Phylogenetic Dispersion of Freshwater Fish Communities in North America
    Qian H., Chu C., Li D., Cao Y., Sandel B., Anas M. U. M., Mandrak N. E.,
  4. 2022

  5. Standardized NEON Organismal Data for Biodiversity Research
    Li D., Record S., Sokol E. R., Bitters M. E., Chen M. Y., Chung Y. A., Helmus M. R., Jaimes R., Jansen L., Jarzyna M. A., Just M. G., LaMontagne J. M., Melbourne B. A., Moss W., Norman K. E. A., Parker S. M., Robinson N., Seyednasrollah B., Smith C., Spaulding S., Surasinghe T. D., Thomsen S. K., Zarnetske P. L.,
  6. Urbanization Delays Plant Leaf Senescence and Extends Growing Season Length in Cold but Not in Warm Areas of the Northern Hemisphere
    Li D., Stucky B. J., Baiser B., Guralnick R.,
  7. Aridity Drives Phylogenetic Diversity and Species Richness Patterns of Nitrogen-Fixing Plants in North America
    Doby J. R., Li D., Folk R. A., Siniscalchi C. M., Guralnick R. P.,
  8. Fire, Insect and Disease-Caused Tree Mortalities Increased in Forests of Greater Structural Diversity During Drought
    Zhai L., Coyle D. R., Li D., Jonko A.,
  9. Functional Traits Mediate Individualistic Species-Environment Distributions at Broad Spatial Scales While Fine-Scale Species Associations Remain Unpredictable
    Beck J. J., Li D., Johnson S. E., Rogers D., Cameron K. M., Sytsma K. J., Givnish T. J., Waller D. M.,
  10. Functional Trait Data for Vascular Plant Species From Northeastern North America
    Waller D. M., Paulson A. K., Richards J. H., Alverson W. S., Amatangelo K. L., Bai C., Johnson S. E., Li D., Sonnier G., Toczydlowski R. H.,
  11. Community Stability Is Related to Animal Diversity Change
    Jarzyna M. A., Norman K. E. A., LaMontagne J. M., Helmus M. R., Li D., Parker S. M., Perez Rocha M., Record S., Sokol E. R., Zarnetske P. L., Surasinghe T. D.,
  12. Exploring Discrepancies Between in Situ Phenology and Remotely Derived Phenometrics at NEON Sites
    Donnelly A., Yu R., Jones K., Belitz M., Li B., Duffy K., Zhang X., Wang J., Seyednasrollah B., Gerst K. L., Li D., Kaddoura Y., Zhu K., Morisette J., Ramey C., Smith K.,
  13. 2021

  14. Climate, Urbanization, and Species Traits Interactively Drive Flowering Duration
    Li D., Barve N., Brenskelle L., Earl K., Barve V., Belitz M. W., Doby J., Hantak M. M., Oswald J. A., Stucky B. J., Walters M., Guralnick R. P.,
  15. Climate Drivers of Adult Insect Activity Are Conditioned by Life History Traits
    Belitz M. W., Barve V., Doby J. R., Hantak M. M., Larsen E. A., Li D., Oswald J. A., Sewnath N., Walters M., Barve N., Earl K., Gardner N., Guralnick R. P., Stucky B. J.,
  16. Harnessing the NEON Data Revolution to Advance Open Environmental Science With a Diverse and Data-Capable Community
    Nagy R. C., Balch J. K., Bissell E. K., Cattau M. E., Glenn N. F., Halpern B. S., Ilangakoon N., Johnson B., Joseph M. B., Marconi S., O’Riordan C., Sanovia J., Swetnam T. L., Travis W. R., Wasser L. A., Woolner E., Zarnetske P., Abdulrahim M., Adler J., Barnes G., Bartowitz K. J., Blake R. E., Bombaci S. P., Brun J., Buchanan J. D., Chadwick K. D., Chapman M. S., Chong S. S., Chung Y. A., Corman J. R., Couret J., Crispo E., Doak T. G., Donnelly A., Duffy K. A., Dunning K. H., Duran S. M., Edmonds J. W., Fairbanks D. E., Felton A. J., Florian C. R., Gann D., Gebhardt M., Gill N. S., Gram W. K., Guo J. S., Harvey B. J., Hayes K. R., Helmus M. R., Hensley R. T., Hondula K. L., Huang T., Hundertmark W. J., Iglesias V., Jacinthe P., Jansen L. S., Jarzyna M. A., Johnson T. M., Jones K. D., Jones M. A., Just M. G., Kaddoura Y. O., Kagawa-Vivani A. K., Kaushik A., Keller A. B., King K. B. S., Kitzes J., Koontz M. J., Kouba P. V., Kwan W., LaMontagne J. M., LaRue E. A., Li D., Li B., Lin Y., Liptzin D., Long W. A., Mahood A. L., Malloy S. S., Malone S. L., McGlinchy J. M., Meier C. L., Melbourne B. A., Mietkiewicz N., Morisette J. T., Moustapha M., Muscarella C., Musinsky J., Muthukrishnan R., Naithani K., Neely M., Norman K., Parker S. M., Perez Rocha M., Petri L., Ramey C. A., Record S., Rossi M. W., SanClements M., Scholl V. M., Schweiger A. K., Seyednasrollah B., Sihi D., Smith K. R., Sokol E. R., Spaulding S. A., Spiers A. I., St. Denis L. A., Staccone A. P., Stack Whitney K., Stanitski D. M., Stricker E., Surasinghe T. D., Thomsen S. K., Vasek P. M., Xiaolu L., Yang D., Yu R., Yule K. M., Zhu K.,
  17. The Role of Functional Strategies in Global Plant Distribution
    Liao H., Li D., Zhou T., Huang B., Zhang H., Chen B., Peng S.,
  18. Mammalian Body Size Is Determined by Interactions Between Climate, Urbanization, and Ecological Traits
    Hantak M. M., McLean B. S., Li D., Guralnick R. P.,
  19. Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Β-Diversity of Freshwater Fish Assemblages in Relationship to Geographical and Climatic Determinants in North America
    Qian H., Cao Y., Chu C., Li D., Sandel B., Wang X., Jin Y.,
  20. Analyzing a Phenological Anomaly in Yucca of the Southwestern United States
    Brenskelle L., Barve V., Majure L. C., Guralnick R. P., Li D.,
  21. 2020

  22. Phyr: An R Package for Phylogenetic Species-Distribution Modelling in Ecological Communities
    Li D., Dinnage R., Nell L. A., Helmus M. R., Ives A. R.,
  23. Changes in Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Diversity in the Anthropocene
    Li D., Olden J. D., Lockwood J. L., Record S., McKinney M. L., Baiser B.,
  24. Climate and Plant Community Diversity in Space and Time
    Harrison S., Spasojevic M. J., Li D.,
  25. Geographic Patterns and Environmental Correlates of Phylogenetic Relatedness and Diversity for Freshwater Fish Assemblages in North America
    Qian H., Cao Y., Li D., Chu C., Sandel B., Wang X.,
  26. Methods for Broad-Scale Plant Phenology Assessments Using Citizen Scientists’ Photographs
    Barve V. V., Brenskelle L., Li D., Stucky B. J., Barve N. V., Hantak M. M., McLean B. S., Paluh D. J., Oswald J. A., Belitz M. W., Folk R. A., Guralnick R. P.,
  27. Body Size Trends in Response to Climate and Urbanization in the Widespread North American Deer Mouse, Peromyscus Maniculatus
    Guralnick R., Hantak M. M., Li D., McLean B. S.,
  28. 2019

  29. Ecogeographical Rules and the Macroecology of Food Webs
    Baiser B., Gravel D., Cirtwill A. R., Dunne J. A., Fahimipour A. K., Gilarranz L. J., Grochow J. A., Li D., Martinez N. D., McGrew A., Poisot T., Romanuk T. N., Stouffer D. B., Trotta L. B., Valdovinos F. S., Williams R. J., Wood S. A., Yeakel J. D.,
  30. For Common Community Phylogenetic Analyses, Go Ahead and Use Synthesis Phylogenies
    Li D., Trotta L., Marx H. E., Allen J. M., Sun M., Soltis D. E., Soltis P. S., Guralnick R. P., Baiser B.,
  31. Functional Diversity Is a Passenger but Not Driver of Drought-Related Plant Diversity Losses in Annual Grasslands
    Miller J. E. D., Li D., LaForgia M., Harrison S.,
  32. Bayesian LDA for Mixed-Membership Clustering Analysis: The Rlda Package
    Albuquerque P. H. M., Valle D. R., Li D.,
  33. Climate Drives Loss of Phylogenetic Diversity in a Grassland Community
    Li D., Miller J. E. D., Harrison S.,
  34. The Effect of Urbanization on Plant Phenology Depends on Regional Temperature
    Li D., Stucky B. J., Deck J., Baiser B., Guralnick R. P.,
  35. 2018