These are some representative publications that give an overview of the kinds of research we’re pursuing in the lab. A complete list of Elsa Cleland’s publications can be found here.

*UCSD graduate student, ‡ UCSD Postdoctoral Scholar

*Ryan, E.M. and E. E. Cleland. (2021) Clinal variation in phenological traits associated with drought response of California poppy across its native range. Climate Change Ecology 2: 100021

*Waterton, J. & E.E. Cleland. (2021) Mammalian herbivores weaken selection for early emergence in competition. Evolution Letters, doi:10.1002/evl3.222

*Esch, EH, D. Lipson & E.E. Cleland (2019) Invasion alters ecosystem response to drought via increased phenological sensitivity. Ecology 100: e02802

Cleland, EE, E.M. Lind, N.M. DeCrappeo, E. DeLorenze, R.A. Wilkins, P.B. Adler, J.D. Bakker, C.S. Brown, K.F. Davies, E. Esch, J. Firn, S. Gressard, D.S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, W. S. Harpole, Y. Hautier, S.E. Hobbie, K.S. Hofmockel, K. Kirkman, J. Knops, C.W. Kopp, K.J. La Pierre, A. MacDougall, R.L. McCulley, B.A. Melbourne, J.L. Moore, S.M. Prober, C. Riggs, A.C. Risch, M. Schuetz, C. Stevens, P.D. Wragg, J. Wright, E.T. Borer & E.W. Seabloom (2019) Below-ground biomass response to nutrient enrichment depends on light-limitation across globally distributed grasslands Ecosystems 22: 1466-1477

*Esch E.H., *A.C. Ashbacher, *C.W. Kopp, & E.E. Cleland (2018) Competition reverses the response of shrub seedling mortality and growth along a soil moisture gradient. Journal of Ecology 106: 2096-2108.

Cleland, E.E., *E.E. Esch and *J.G. McKinney (2015) Priority effects vary with species identity and origin in an experiment varying the timing of seed arrival. Oikos 124: 33-40.

*Kopp, C. & E.E. Cleland. (2014) Shifts in elevational range limits and alpine plant species abundances observed over nearly five decades in a western North America mountain range. Journal of Vegetation Science 25: 135-146.

Cleland, E.E., J.M. Allen, T.M. Crimmins, J.A. Dunne, S. Pau, S. Travers, E.S. Zavaleta, and ‡ E.M. Wolkovich (2012) Phenological tracking enables positive species responses to climate change. Ecology 93:1765–1771.

‡ Wolkovich, E.M., B.I. Cook, J.M. Allen,T.M. Crimmins, J.L. Betancourt, S. Travers, S. Pau, J. Regetz, T.J. Davies, N.J.B. Kraft, T.R. Ault, K. Bolmgren, S.J. Mazer, G.J. McCabe, B.J. McGill, C. Parmesan, N. Salamin, M.D. Schwartz & E.E. Cleland (2012) Warming experiments underpredict plant phenological responses to climate change. Nature 485:494-7.