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Dee, L. E., Okamoto, D., Gardmark, A., Montoya, J., Miller, S.J. Temperature variability alters the stability and thresholds for collapse of interacting species, In Press, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Dee, L.E., Cowles, J., Isbell, F., Pau, S., Gaines, S., Reich P. (2019) When do ecosystem services depend on rare species? Trends in Ecology & Evolution. [pdf here] See a web story about the paper by NCEAS: here

Xiao, H., McDonald-Madden, E., Sabbadin, R., Peyrard, N., Dee, L.E., Chades, I. (2019) The value of understanding feedbacks between ecosystem function and species for managing ecosystems. Nature Communications 10(1): 10-1.

Bodin, Ö., Alexander, S., Baggio, J., Barnes, M., Berardo, R., Cumming, G., Dee, L.E. et al. In Press. Improving network approaches to the study of complex social-ecological interdependencies. Nature Sustainability.

Kimmel, K., Dee, L.E., Tilman, D., Aubin, I., Boenisch , Catford, J., Kattge, J., Weiher, E., Isbell, F. (2019) Chronic fertilization and irrigation gradually and increasingly restructure grassland communities. Ecosphere 10(3) e02625. [here]

Dee, L.E., Karr, K.A., Landesberg, C.J. & Thornhill, D.J. (2019) Assessing Vulnerability of Fish in the U.S. Marine Aquarium Trade. Front. Mar. Sci., 5, 1–9. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00527

Miller, S., Rassweiler, A., Dee, L.E., Kleisner, K., Mangin, T., Oliveros-Ramos, R., Tam, J., Chavez, F., Ñiquen, M., Lester, S., M. Burden, Gaines, S., Costello, C. In Press. Optimal harvest responses to environmental forecasts depend on resource knowledge and how it can be used. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. [pre-print here]

Ramirez-Reyes, C., Brauman, K., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Galford, G., et al (including Dee). In Press. Reimagining the Potential of Earth Observations for Ecosystem Services Assessment. Science of the Total Environment.

Xiao, H., Dee, L.E., Chades, I., Sabbadin, R., Peyrard, N., Stringer, M., McDonald-Madden, E. (2018) Win‐wins for biodiversity and ecosystem service conservation depend on the trophic levels of the species providing services. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2160-2170.

Isbell, F., Cowles, J., Dee, L.E., Loreau, M., Reich, P., Gonzalez, A., Hector, A., Schmid, B. (2018) Quantifying effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning across times and places. Ecology Letters 21: 763–778.

Dee, L.E., De Lara, M., Costello, C. & Gaines, S. D. (2017) To what extent can ecosystem services motivate biodiversity protection? Ecology Letters 20: 935-946. [pdf] *Received the 2018 Innovations in Sustainability Sciences Award from the Ecological Society of America: more here*

Dee, L.E., Thompson, R., Massol, F., Guerrero, A. Bohan, D.A. (2017) Do socio-ecological syndromes predict outcomes for ecosystem services? – a reply to Bodin et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32(8): 549-552. [pdf]

Dee, L.E., Allesina, S., Bonn, A., Eklöf, A., Gaines, S., Hines, J., Jacob, U., McDonald-Madden, E., Possingham, H., Schröter, M., and Thompson, R. (2017) Operationalizing network theory for ecosystem service assessments. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32(2): 118-130. [pdf]

Runting, R., Bryan, B., Dee, L.E., Maseyk, F., Mandle, L., Hamel, P., Wilson, K., Yetka, K., Possingham, H., Rhodes, J. (2017) Incorporating climate change into ecosystem service assessments and decisions: A review. Global Change Biology. 23, 28–41 [pdf]

O’Connor, M., Gonzalez, A., Byrnes, J., Cardinale, B., Duffy, J.E., Gamfeldt, L., Griffin, J., Hooper, D., Hungate, B., Paquette, A., Thompson, P., Dee, L., Dolan, K. (2017) A general biodiversity-function relationship is mediated by trophic level. Oikos 126, 18-31. [pdf]

Dee, L.E, Miller, S.J., Peavey, L.E., Gentry, R., Bradley, D.E., Startz, D., Gaines, S.D., & Lester, S.E. (2016) Functional diversity of catch mitigates negative effects of temperature variability on fisheries yields. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283, 20161435. [pdf] Press Release

Pau, S. & Dee, L.E. (2016) Remote sensing of species dominance and the value for quantifying ecosystem services. Remote sensing in Ecology & Conservation 2(3), 141-151. [pdf]

Boersma, K.S., Dee, L.E., Miller, S.J., Bogan, M.T., Lytle, D.A., & Gitelman, A.I. (2016) Linking multidimensional functional diversity to quantitative methods: A graphical hypothesis-evaluation framework. Ecology 97(3), 583–593. [pdf]

Dee, L.E. (2015) Managing ecosystem services in the face of uncertainty: what is the role of biodiversity? PhD Dissertation, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Papastamatiou, Y., Watanabe, Y., Bradley, D., Dee, L.E., Weng, K., Lowe, C.& Caselle, J. (2015) Active while cooling: daily routines of an ectothermic marine predator. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0127807. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127807 [pdf]

Dee, L.E., Horrii, S.S, D.J. Thornhill. (2014) Conservation and management of the trade in ornamental coral-reef wildlife: successes, shortcomings, and future directions. Biological Conservation 169, 225–237. [pdf] See the blog summarizing this work & “Press

Balvanera, P., Siddique, I., Dee, L.E., Paquette, A., Isbell, F., Gonzalez, A., Byrnes, J., O’Connor, M.I., Hungate, B., Griffin, J.N. (2014) Linking biodiversity and ecosystem services: current uncertainties and the necessary next step. BioScience 64 (1):49-57. [pdf]

Fujita, R., Thornhill, D. J., Karr, K., Cooper, C. H. & Dee, L. E. (2014), Assessing and managing data-limited ornamental fisheries in coral reefs. Fish and Fisheries, 15: 661–675. [pdf] Press and overview.

J.E.K. Byrnes, L. Gamfeldt, F. Isbell, J.S. Lefcheck, J.N. Griffin, A. Hector, B.J. Cardinale, D.U. Hooper, L.E. Dee, & J.E. Duffy. (2014) Investigating the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality: Challenges and solutions. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 5, 111–124. [pdf]

Dee, L.E. & Gerber, L. (2012) Applications of Decision Theory to Conservation Planning and Management. Nature Education Knowledge 3(3):11. [read here, open access]

Dee, L.E., Witman, J.D., & M. Brandt. (2012) Refugia and top-down control of the pencil urchin Eucidaris galapagensis in the Galápagos Marine Reserve, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology, 416-417:135–143. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2012.02.016 [pdf]

Book chapters

Balvanera, P., Quijas, S., Berta Martín-López, S., Barrios, E., Dee, L., Isbell, F., Durance, I., White, P., Blanchard, R., and de Groot, R. (2016): ‘The links between biodiversity and ecosystem services’ in Potschin, M., Haines-Young, R., Fish, R. and Turner, R.K. (eds) Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services. Routledge, London and New York.


Cavender-Bares, J., Arroyo, M., Abell, R, Acklerly, D., Arim, M., Belnap, J., Moya, F., Dee, L., Estrada-Carmona, N., Gobin, J., Isbell, F., Köhler, G., Koops, M., Kraft, N., Macfarlane, N., Mora, A., Piñeiro, G., Martínez-Garza, C., Metzger, J., Oatham, M., Paglia, A., Peri, P., Randall, R., Weis, J., Jaffe, R. Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem functions underpinning nature’s benefit to people In IPBES (2018): The IPBES regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for the Americas. Rice, J., Seixas, C. S., Zaccagnini, M. E., Bedoya-Gaitán, M., and Valderrama, N. (eds.). Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bonn, Germany, pp. 186-323.

Witman, J.D, Brandt, M., and Dee, L.E. (2009) Testing trophic cascades in the Galápagos Marine Reserve: an experimental approach. In: M. Wolff and M.Gardener (eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 Galápagos Science Symposium, Charles Darwin Foundation, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador.