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David Erickson

David Erickson


Phone: 202-633-0922
Fax: 202-786-2563
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Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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West Loading Dock
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0166

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Chen, Juan, Zhao, Jietang, Erickson, David L., Xia, Nianhe and Kress, W. J. 2014. Testing DNA barcodes in closely related species of Curcuma (Zingiberaceae) from Myanmar and China. Molecular Ecology Resources, doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12319

Erickson, David L., Jones, Frank A., Swenson, Nathan G., Pei, Nancai, Bourg, Norman, Chen, Wenna, Davies, Stuart James, Ge, Xue-jun, Hao, Zhanqing, Howe, Robert W., Huang, Chun Lin, Larson, Andrew J., Lum, Shawn K., Lutz, James, Ma, Keping, Meegaskumbura, Madhava, Mi, Xiangcheng, Parker, John D., Sun, I. Fang, Wright, S. Joseph, Wolf, Amy T., Xing, Dinglian, Zimmerman, Jess K. and Kress, W. John 2014. Comparative evolutionary diversity and phylogenetic structure across multiple forest dynamics plots: a mega-phylogeny approach. Frontiers in Genetics, doi:10.3389/fgene.2014.00358

Lasky, Jesse R., Uriarte, María, Boukili, Vanessa K., Erickson, David L., John Kress, W. and Chazdon, Robin L. 2014. The relationship between tree biodiversity and biomass dynamics changes with tropical forest succession. Ecology Letters, 17(9): 1158-1167. doi:10.1111/ele.12322

Martin, Adam R., Erickson, David L., Kress, W. J. and Thomas, Sean C. 2014. Wood nitrogen concentrations in tropical trees: phylogenetic patterns and ecological correlates. New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/nph.12943

García-Robledo, Carlos, Erickson, David L., Staines, Charles L., Erwin, Terry L. and Kress, W. John 2013. Tropical Plant–Herbivore Networks: Reconstructing Species Interactions Using DNA Barcodes. Plos One, 8(1): e52967 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052967

Erickson, David L. and Driskell, Amy C. 2012. Construction and analysis of phylogenetic trees using DNA barcode data. In: DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols.(Methods in molecular biology) pp.395-408.

Erickson, David L. and Kress, W. John 2012. Future directions. In: DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols. Humana Press,(Methods in molecular biology) pp.459-465.

Gowda, Vinita, Erickson, David L. and Kress, W. John 2012. Development and characterization of microsatellite loci for two Caribbean Heliconia (Heliconiaceae: H. bihai and H. caribaea). American Journal of Botany, 99(2): e81-e83. doi:10.3732/ajb.1100386

Kress, W. J. and Erickson, David L. 2012. DNA barcodes: methods and protocols. In: DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols. Humana Press,(Methods in molecular biology) pp.3-8.

Kress, W. J., Lopez, Ida C. and Erickson, David L. 2012. Generating Plant DNA Barcodes for Trees in Long-Term Forest Dynamics Plots. In: Kress, W. J. and Erickson, David L., DNA Barcodes. Humana Press,(Methods in Molecular Biology) pp.441-458.

Mi, Xiangcheng, Swenson, Nathan G., Valencia, Renato, Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L., Perez, Alvaro J., Ren, Haibao, Su, Sheng-Hsin, Gunatilleke, Nimal, Gunatilleke, Savi, Hao, Zhanqing, Ye, Wanhui, Cao, Min, Suresh, H. S., Dattaraja, H. S., Sukumar, R. and Ma, Keping 2012. The Contribution of Rare Species to Community Phylogenetic Diversity across a Global Network of Forest Plots. American Naturalist, 180(1): E17-E30. doi:10.1086/665999

Nicole, Silvia, Negrisolo, Enrico, Eccher, Giulia, Mantovani, Roberto, Patarnello, Tomaso, Erickson, David L., Kress, W. John and Barcaccia, Gianni 2012. DNA Barcoding as a Reliable Method for the Authentication of Commercial Seafood Products. Food Technology and Biotechnology, 50(4): 387-398.

Swenson, Nathan G., Erickson, David L., Mi, Xiangcheng, Bourg, Norman Alan, Forero-Montana, Jimena, Ge, Xuejun, Howe, Robert, Lake, Jeffrey K., Liu, Xiaojuan, Ma, Keping, Pei, Nancai, Thompson, Jill, Uriarte, María, Wolf, Amy T., Wright, S. Joseph, Ye, Wanhu, Zhang, Jinlong, Zimmerman, Jess and Kress, John W. 2012. Phylogenetic and Functional Alpha and Beta Diversity in Temperate and Tropical Tree Communities. Ecology, 93(8): S112-S125. doi:10.1890/11-0402.1

Swenson, Nathan G., Stegen, James C., Davies, Stuart James, Erickson, David L., Forero-Montaña, Jimena, Hurlbert, Allen H., Kress, W. John, Thompson, Jill, Uriarte, María, Wright, S. Joseph and Zimmerman, Jess K. 2012. Temporal turnover in the composition of tropical tree communities: functional determinism and phylogenetic stochasticity. Ecology, 93(3): 490-499. doi:10.1890/11-1180.1

Jones, F. A., Erickson, David L., Bernal, Moises A., Bermingham, Eldredge, Kress, W. John, Herre, Edward Allen, Muller-Landau, Helene C. and Turner, Benjamin L. 2011. The Roots of Diversity: Below Ground Species Richness and Rooting Distributions in a Tropical Forest Revealed by DNA Barcodes and Inverse Modeling. Plos One, 6(9): 1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024506

Nicolè, Silvia, Erickson, David L., Ambrosi, Daria, Bellucci, Elisa, Lucchin, Margherita, Papa, Roberto, Kress, W. John and Barcaccia, Gianni 2011. Biodiversity studies in Phaseolus species by DNA barcoding. Genome, 54(7): 529-545. doi:10.1139/g11-018

Pei, Nancai, Lian, Ju-Yu, Erickson, David L., Swenson, Nathan G., Kress, W. John, Ye, Wan-Hui and Ge, Xue-Jun 2011. Exploring Tree-Habitat Associations in a Chinese Subtropical Forest Plot Using a Molecular Phylogeny Generated from DNA Barcode Loci. Plos One, 6(6): 1-9. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021273

Westbrook, Jared W., Kitajima, Kaoru, Burleigh, J. Gordon, Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L. and Wright, S. Joseph 2011. What Makes a Leaf Tough? Patterns of Correlated Evolution between Leaf Toughness Traits and Demographic Rates among 197 Shade-Tolerant Woody Species in a Neotropical Forest. American Naturalist, 177(6): 800-811. doi:10.1086/659963

Kress, W. J., Erickson, David L., Swenson, Nathan G., Thompson, Jill, Uriarte, Maria and Zimmerman, Jess K. 2010. Advances in the Use of DNA Barcodes to Build a Community Phylogeny for Tropical Trees in a Puerto Rican Forest Dynamics Plot. PLoS ONE, 5(11): e15409 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015409

Schreeg, Laura A., Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L. and Swenson, Nathan G. 2010. Phylogenetic Analysis of Local-Scale Tree Soil Associations in a Lowland Moist Tropical Forest. Plos One, 5(10): e13685 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013685

Uriarte, María, Swenson, Nathan G., Chazdon, Robin L., Comita, Liza S., Kress, W. John, Erickson, David L., Forero-Montaña, Jimena, Zimmerman, Jess K. and Thompson, Jill 2010. Trait similarity, shared ancestry and the structure of neighbourhood interactions in a subtropical wet forest: implications for community assembly. Ecology Letters, 13(12): 1503-1514. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01541.x

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